The Egyptian army has said that it will not use force to put down the popular movement for reform…
Gary Ackerman, L.I. congressman, and big Israel supporter, won’t stand in the way either. Beautiful statement: “The Egyptian people have made their wishes very clear: it is time for President Mubarak to step down and allow Egypt to move forward into a new era of democracy, human rights and the rule of law.”
Ali Gharib tells me that American Enterprise Institute and Foreign Policy Initiative just put out emails with lots of articles from their experts that are saying that Mubarak will fall (resigned to, if not in some cases mildly encouraging) and how to go forward.
Meantime, Times’ Mackey has picked up on “The Friday of Departure,” the march set for Friday, an ultimatum to the army to choose sides. The demonstrators know they have the hammer.