Egyptians are hoping to replicate Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution and overthrow Hosni Mubarak’s calcified military dictatorship. It’s hard to tell what, exactly, is happening there because the government completely shut off the Internet, but some reports are trickling out.
Mubarak’s headquarters were reportedly set on fire.
Nobel Laureate Mohammed ElBaradei has been placed under house arrest.
Lee Smith, who lived in Cairo for a couple of years, doesn’t expect this to end well. I don’t either. I wish I did, but I don’t.
Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden says Mubarak is not a dictator. Egypt has never been ruled by anyone but a dictator. Let’s not pretend he’s something else just because he’s an “ally.”