[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.]
Update: Mubarak asks his cabinet to resign. Yeah, that will solve it.
I am going to be honest, I have no idea what to make of what is happening in Egypt. Of course as a general principle I am opposed to all dictators. But are the rebels seeking freedom? Will they follow the Iraq model when the dust settles, or the Iran model?
Only time can tell. I guess I have to support the protesters. Sic semper tyrannis and all that (it is the state motto, after all). [UPDATE BY PATTERICO: I guess we have a difference of opinion on that, as the protestors are Islamists. As I understand it, they would end the quasi-peace with Israel and allow weapons to be smuggled into Gaza. So I have to disagree with Aaron here.] Still here are a ton of links on what is going on. I am sure there are much, much more. And please, post any links you like in the comments.
Cell phone service cut off. (Would be terrorists are safe from splodyspam, I guess.)
Internet cut off. (Mmm, you would tend to think they would at least give them access to porn and gaming sites, to keep them, ahem, occupied.)
Like I said, I have no clear idea what the heck is happening. We might be about to see a revolution and in a good way, hopefully as bloodless a revolution as possible.
And exit question. This seems to have spread from Tunisia. Is there any chance of it spreading further?
Anyway, in a real open-source sort of way, sound off in the comments and let’s see if we can sort this thing out.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]