so mubarak has dug in. insists that he is the legitimate ruler until september elections. his supporters agree, afraid that if he goes life will get even more chaotic, not only for pro-mubarak egyptians, but for israel and america, because what if the muslim brotherhood takes over.
but that wasn’t very smart, siccing his armed goons on the protesting crowds, trying to disperse them? incredibly the people are holding on and promise even bigger crowds today. they’d rather have chaos without mubarak than with. oo nga naman, kahit paano, it would be a step forward just getting rid of this aged tyrant.
not very smart either, blaming the uprising on foreign journalists and trying to muzzle foreign media, i suppose in anticipation of the march to the palace. maybe they’ll block all roads to the palace? or maybe the military forces might finally be forced to reveal whoseside they’re on, and whether it’s on the side of the people or of mubarak, they don’t want the world to see? mas mahirap nga namang i-spin after, not just for mubarak but also for obama.
huge crowd packing liberation square right now. the area reportedly being cordoned off by soldiers. hopefully only to keep out pro-mubarak goons. otherwise, time for obama to walk the talk, to put it mildly.