archiebonkers2, I think Sadat was murdered 30 years ago. There is a danger of the country moving toward Iran's type leadership but if I understand the recent history in Eygpt it has been a somewhat secular nation and articles I have read indicate that the general population want more freedom and do not support a strict government. I am sure the other countries in the area will be watching closely.
Archie...I'm not a particular fan of Mubarek and it looks like his time is indeed up. However, I don't think everything in Egypt is going to be okay ever again. I believe you will see the emergence of the islamic republic of Egypt like Iran. Hardliner muslims will be taking over and that AIN'T a good thing for either the Egyptians or the US. It's what happens when religious nuts take over nations. Some of the people rioting in the streets say they want freedom. If they let any muslim fundamentalists into the new government,they'll NEVER see anything remotely resembling freedom. There is no liberty under islamic governments.
everything is going to be OK after their leader finally decides to leave! he should have left with Sadat!
I think the real lesson here is we are all interconnected the world over. We must be aware of our world near and far and act in a way that will help each of us treat our fellow man with diginty and respect.
Prayers for the safety of this family & for the family here in Victoria.
Good to see local reporting on this international issue, good work!