The cry of the protestors in Cairo, as they greet the news of the military coup that has toppled Hosni Mubarak. What’s next? An interim government, perhaps the troika proposed by Mohammed El Baradei, with the reality of power remaining in the hands of the military. Then comes the countdown to the day when the first emergency blows up–perhaps the disclosure that the Mossad is fomenting unrest. Then a struggle between the Brotherhood and the military or a union. How many months till the emergence of a popular leader, and how many years before that popular leader is denounced as the evil dictator? Oh, I forgot. The Fellahin have been liberated by Twitter, and everything is going to be all right.
February 11, 2011June 20, 2022By Thomas Fleming