Why Mubarak is Out
Mubarak is already out of power. The new cabinet is composed of chiefs of Intelligence, Air Force and the prison authority, as well as one International Labor Organization official. This group embodies a hard-core “stability coalition” that will work to bring together the interests of new military, national capital and labor, all the while reassuring the United States. Yes, this is a reshuffling of the cabinet, but one which reflects a very significant change in political direction. But none of it will count as a democratic transition until the vast new coalition of local social movements and internationalist Egyptians break into this circle and insist on setting the terms and agenda for transition.
I wonder how this Fulbright Post-Doctoral scholar living in California managed to detail in full the situation in Egypt without even once mentioning the influence of the United States and Israel into the upheaval mix. Vraiment, chapeau bas.