It might help if you paid more attention to history and maybe even Fox to find out what is going on in Egypt. Who governs Egypt when the govt. fails? Think about it.No it's not "exactly" what is happening in Egypt. C'mon. Turn your CNN and FOX off (I'm hearing the same BS from the same ignorant narrow minded fools you are). The intellectuals of Iran placed all their hopes on the religious movement because that was the bold opposition. They backed a horse (Khomeini) that they thought they could control and many of them wound up executed for it after the fact when they discovered that they were wrong.
There is no religious "horse" rallying the Egyptian people and no intellectual backing of him. This is a mob scene that is absolutely focused on future democracy and the fact that their political demands have been heard coming out of other societies throughout the region for years, unites these Arab people above the sentiment of Islamist environment. The fact that Islamists exist within the crowd does not mean that "Khoemeini" is back. These are the Sunni for one, not Shia. It is true that virtually all of our religious extremist foes over the last 20 years have ben Sunni Arabs, but it was the Sunni who began their "government" through a sense of democracy after Muhammad died.
What you are seeing on television by dimwitted American analysts who have never set foot in to the region is the same sense of petrified fear you saw when the Soviet Union crumbled. We spent decades trying to crack the Soviet Union apart and when it finally did, we rushed to hold them up for of instability. We preach and preach about the dictators and religious regimes of the Middle East, but rush to criticize anything that threatens to destabilize the region. We are doing the same thing now with Egypt as we weigh the options of supporting the given government or supporting the people who may have to go through some destabilization to achieve true stability.
I say we should begin praising this kind of de-stabilization and **** all those who wish to criticize out of a fear of instability. No great or progressive nation rose without working out a period of de-stabilization. Why we continue to preach for change in the Middle East, but quickly default to caution and a want to go back once we get uncomfortable with it is beyond me. It's win/win for us. We support the people. If they win, we win. If they lose, Mubarak will continue to do business with the most powerful economy and influence in the world. If we do not support these people morally with conviction and volume, then we deserve the hypocritical criticisms we receive from Europeans and other global Leftists.
Our best move (I would assume that Pentagon officials have my brain), is to allow our military commanders to contact the Egyptian military commanders. This will guarantee our position in whatever future.