February 11, 2011
The Mamlouk Coup: Mubarek Out, Long Live...
Wee wrinkle, the Gov is now the Military.
Mubarek seems to me to be out because every time he opened his bloody mouth, it made things worse. The military evidently decided the was taking the ship down..
As noted here
But the army takeover looks very much like a military coup, our correspondent adds.
The constitution has been breached, he says, because officially it should be the speaker of parliament who takes over, not the army leadership.
Celebrations are normal, but I wouldn't do so myself quite as yet.
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>But the army takeover looks very much like a military coup, our correspondent adds.
Amen! Clearly Mubarak did not "step down" (in any voluntary sense). Middle Eastern leaders don't step down: they die, or they are assassinated, or they are ousted in some form of coup and flee or are exiled.
Mubarak explicitly refused to step down in his last public appearance. He has now been "stepped down".
Never have I seen so many witless commentators with zero knowledge or understanding of the Middle East - let alone Egypt - make so many cretinous comments all over various national and international media.
Posted by: secretdubai at February 12, 2011 06:04 AM
Washington Post has a little on the behind-the-scenes military & US activity:
Posted by: alle at February 12, 2011 06:38 AM