Published February 11, 2011
CAIRO – Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down and handed control of the country to the military, Vice President Omar Suleiman said Friday in an address on state television.
The announcement touched off a wave of jubilation throughout Cairo's Tehrir Square, where tens of thousands of anti-government protesters had gathered demanding Mubarak's ouster hours after he failed to announce his resignation in an address on Thursday.
"In these difficult circumstances that the country is passing through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave the position of the presidency," Suleiman said. He has commissioned the armed forces council to direct the issues of the state."
Hours later, President Obama said "Egypt will never be the same."
Yes, what shape WILL Egypt take in the future? In the days of Bush's "With us or against us," approach to foreign affairs, the very fear of an angry and well-armed America would say Egypt's new face will be an open hand and a peaceful eye looking Westward.
But we live in the days post-Obama World Apologia Tour. The Muslim Brotherhood has already destroyed any vestiges of a secular Muslim-majority Turkey under his watch and are clearly working the scenes in Cairo as well.
Just as the attacks in Kenya and Tanzania and the USS Cole pre-saged the 9/11 massacre, the repeated attacks on Syriac Catholics in Iraq and the absence of Coptic Christians in the Egyptian uprising should pre-sage a potentially seismic shift in the Islamic and Arabic world if we're not careful!
I don't hold out much hope,....
Labels: Islam, Islamofascists, Middle East, Milestones, New World Order