- The Army never was told to step down and the upper echelons of the military forced to resign. This has assured foreign influence will still keep Egypt from Egyptians.
- The banks avoided a run by staying open for half a day. The banks have since declared they will be closed for the rest of this week.
- Though rioters took control of the city of Suez police department, they were unable to control the Suez Canal. In recent days, workers have staged a sit-in protest- an encouraging sign for continuing the revolution.
Military rule is bound for disaster. Click here to watch how they enforce their will. Though the atmosphere was celebratory when Army tanks arrived in Tahrir Square during the heights of the protests, the military is now the main enemy of the people. In their quest to restore order, the military has moved to ban strikes and protests.
"Successful hills are here to stay, everything must be this way
Gentle streets where people play, welcome to the soft parade
All our lives we sweat and save, building for a shallow grave
Must be something else to say, somehow to defend this place
Everything must be this way, everything must be this way, yeah"
- Jim Morrison (from The Doors, The Soft Parade)
The Egyptian people are not stupid. However, nothing has changed since the prevailing sentiment was "If I stop protesting, they will torture and kill me." These things will still happen if military rule is allowed to exist and the revolution fades away. The people must regroup and start provisional government proceedings or else their will never receive the chance to have anything resembling a free society. Moving ahead in nationalizing Egypt for Egyptians will rile the world, certainly.
This, though, is none of their business. They were not the ones subjected to live under a tyrant for 30 years who made shady deals with rogue. shadow governments. Even in the midst of being flushed from the country, Mubarak and his advisers stole tons of money and artifacts. Foreign governments made some false shows of interest in apprehending the money and the men but they won't. If the Egyptian people do not continue the conquest of the own land, the global forces of tyranny will do it for them.