Well, folks, it’s happened. The protesters in Egypt have worn their
Dictator President down. Hosni Mubarak has now stepped down, and the military is stepping in temporarily. From The Blaze:
Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak resigned as president and handed control to the military on Friday, bowing down after a historic 18-day wave of pro-democracy demonstrations by hundreds of thousands.
A massive crowd in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square exploded into joy, waving Egyptian flags, and car horns and celebratory shots in the air were heard around the city of 18 million in joy after Vice President Omar Suleiman made the announcement on national TV just after nightfall.
“In these grave circumstances that the country is passing through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave his position as president of the republic,” a grim-looking Suleiman said. “He has mandated the Armed Forces Supreme Council to run the state. God is our protector and succor.”
Nobel Peace laureate Mohammed ElBaradei, whose young suporters were among the organizers of the protest movement, told The Associated Press, “This is the greatest day of my life.”
“The country has been liberated after decades of repression,“ he said adding that he expects a ”beautiful” transition of power.
The report comes a day after an American intelligence official told Congress there was a “strong likelihood” Mubarak would step down yesterday. That report was discredited when Mubarak appeared on TV and said he would not be stepping down.
I feel something very very evil about to happen. I’m not saying Mubarak was a prince, but this is the Catch-22 in which we found ourselves. Now there’s a power vacuum, and with the dolts in the current Administration who think the Muslim Brotherhood is a “secular” organizatioin which “eschews violence,” there’s no telling what’s going to happen. This is really just a wait-and-see….but pray for the best. But most of all, pray for Israel.