How The Egyptian Regime Has Sealed its Fate
I believe that one particular action by the current Egyptian regime has effectively sealed its fate.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — About a half-hour past midnight Friday morning in Egypt, the Internet went dead. Almost simultaneously, the handful of companies that pipe the Internet into and out of Egypt went dark as protesters were gearing up for a fresh round of demonstrations calling for the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s nearly 30-year rule, experts said.
Many western morons are pondering about the ‘philosophical’ implications of this desperate act. Let me help..
You see no country that wants to function in the modern world, even China, dares to do anything another than block certain websites, spy on its citizens or censor some of their search results. Why don’t they go any further?
1. You cannot run any country of significance for more than a few days without communication, which is now internet based. Analog based networks are no longer viable for anything other than emergencies.
2. You do not want to piss the more well off and educated members of your population. In many developing countries, it is the kids of the elites and well off who are the heaviest users of IP-based services. Pissing in your own food is never a good idea.
3. If you have to do something this drastic, it better be a short-term emergency. Cutting communication during anything beyond a natural emergency or war signals that your regime is on its last legs.
4. Doing so also makes your own people believe that you are on your last legs. Many of the lesser elite in Egypt are probably making plans to become part of the newer regime as we speak.
The game is effectively over for the old regime. Hopefully the USA and other lesser anglo-saxon countries who supported the old regime have a plan B, because supporting the dying and unpopular regime is not in the best interests- though they may believe otherwise.
It is now only a matter of time.. days, weeks or months- take your pick.