Egypt’s “Day of Departure”?
Over the past days Mubarak’s government fought a losing battle to regain control of a country angry about poverty, utter disregard for social justice and democracy.
That the battle is almost – but not quite yet – lost, is clear from 82 year old Mubarak’s comments to ABC yesterday. From inside his heavily guarded palace in Cairo, he said:
“I am fed up. After 62 years in public service, I have had enough. I want to go”.
So, it’s endgame for Mubarak. But if the time has finally come for his departure, what happens to Egypt next? If the people of Egypt have chosen to call today February 4, 2011, the Day of Departure, to indicate their determination to see a dictator go, then if he really does, today will also be Egypt’s own Day of Departure. But where to?