February 13, 2011

"Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Egypt military dissolves parliament, suspends constitution

Military officials also set a timeline, vowing to rule Egypt for six months or until elections are held. Meanwhile, the army clears Tahrir Square, ousting remaining protesters. -- latimes.com


"A demonsrator places his hands on his head as soldiers line up in central Tahrir Square in Cairo, on February 13, 2011, two days after the ouster of long term President Hosni Mubarak."

Tick... tick... tick... tick....

Posted by Vanderleun at February 13, 2011 5:45 PM
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And anyone expected anything different?

BTW...wasn't Mubarak (former head of the Air Force, IIRC) vice-president to Sadat (former head of the Army, IIRC)?

We just need would be an Admiral and all would be done.

Those of us who were expecting the army to step in and cut out both the liberal reformers and the MB are left saying 'Yep'.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at February 13, 2011 6:40 PM

Oh wait - I forgot one. Mubarak's VP was head of the intelligence services. After him, then the Admiral.

The Army will squish the drama-bound, the Intelligence will deal with those who would prefer not to be photographed.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at February 13, 2011 6:42 PM

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

Posted by: Fat Man at February 13, 2011 6:44 PM

They can get an Admiral from the Swiss, as if they need one.

Posted by: Peccable at February 14, 2011 4:01 AM

1. Army in charge
2. No legislature
3. No constitution

Ah, Democracy!

I think they should bring back the Pharaohs, complete with the part where they have to marry their sisters. They can start the new line of succession with transplants from Arkansas.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at February 14, 2011 11:21 AM

All fine by me.

Posted by: thud at February 14, 2011 12:27 PM