Dictators v Mass Protests and Internet-- Who will win?
Today protests in Egypt over president Hosni Mubarak, who has been in office 30 years, continue. The protesters are trying to force Mubarak from office. Most protesters are young and dressed in western style clothing but some are strict Islamists of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The question is will the protests drive the president from office? ass protests in Tunisia last recently drove the president from power and from the country. However in Iran a few years ago massive protests failed to force a government change and many were killed and jailed. Which way will Egypt go.
That mostly depends on Mubarak and more so on the Egyptian army. If Mubarak orders the army to crush the protests with force, guns and tanks, the dictator will stay in power. So it will depend on whether Mubarak will order hundreds to be shot and then if the army will follow such orders.
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