Thursday, February 10, 2011

The military is finally stepping up?

It looks like the Egyptian military is finally stepping up and will form a government in Egypt, replacing Mubarak.  It is reported that this news was met with roars of approval by the masses in the square.  

The next big thing that needs to happen is for this new military government to be temporary and to set up systems to sustain real elections later in the year.

What will the new Egypt be?  What will the new Middle East be?  Have the people had enough of suppression and will they succeed in establishing a workable democracy?  And will that new Egypt be a force against oppression and for peace?  Or will it turn on Israel and the U.S. and push to create an Islamist Middle East.

I remain hopeful that this is going to establish less suppression and tyranny, not more.