Less than a week after Mubarak’s summary removal from office as president of Egypt and the army has started to dismantle all vestiges of the old regime. No parliament, no president, suspension of the constitution and the elimination of all public strikes. This kind of reminds me of Oliver Cromwell’s setting up of the English Commonwealth after the execution of Charles I in 1649. The next six months will tell how far this revolution has really gone in making the lives of Egyptians better. Right now, all I see is window dressing. It is what is going on behind the scenes that could make the positive or negative difference in regards to the future of the nation and the region. It might be in the best interests of the military to hold power longer in order to restore a sense of peace in the greater region. As it stands, the timing might not be ideal for Egypt to move too fast or too far given the fact the Yemen, Jordan and Algeria appear ready to explode.
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