Friday, February 11, 2011

Anger 1, Established Order 0

He's gone:

Hosni Mubarak resigns as president
from Al Jazeera
Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has resigned from his post, handing over power to the armed forces.

Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, announced in a televised address that the president was "waiving" his office, and had handed over authority to the Supreme Council of the armed forces.

Suleiman's short statement was received with a roar of approval and by celebratory chanting and flag-waving from a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Cairo's Tahrir Square, as well by pro-democracy campaigners who attended protests across the country on Friday...

Who knows what the blowback will be, but friends, this is an enormous event. A population previously regarded as apathetic and well-controlled by "The Powers That Be" rose up in anger and struck down a Pharoah. Mood matters.

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