Friday, February 4, 2011
Today is Egypt’s D-Day: the longer the demonstrators wait to depose Hank Mubarak, the more impossible their mission becomes.
Time is on Mubarak’s side, and no matter how noble the cause, protesters have to eat… Which means they need to get the infrastructure going, which means they will have reliance on the financial system, which means the status quo will return.
Which is why unless they succeed in their mission today, or this weekend at the latest, chances for real reform grow slim. So far today, the protests have been very peaceful and organized, and completely televized.
Below are streams from the AP and Al Jazeera for those who wish to follow what is still the most important development in the world.
This article was posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 at 8:43 am