Sometimes its important to know when to keep your mouth shut. Especially when you are in a damned if you do and damned if you don’t situation.
Here is an excerpt from a breaking story at USA Today:
The Egyptian foreign ministry appears to be rejecting President Obama’s call for an immediate transition from the government of President Hosni Mubarak — and says that such calls are inciting violence.
“What foreign parties are saying about ‘a period of transition beginning immediately’ in Egypt is rejected,” said foreign ministry spokesman Hossam Zaki, adding that such calls “inflame the internal situation in Egypt.” —- READ MORE
The situation is putting the Egyptian military in a position that they may have to force Mubarak out of office sooner rather than later. Most observers don’t see the military willing to fire on its own people. The situation is spinning out of control today.
The statement from the Egyptian Ministry coupled with the video below from AP today underscores the degree of extreme volatility and pressure that is now placed on the Mubarak. Expect this to come to a head on Friday the presumed deadline when El Baredi, the only serious contender, has insinuated that the current administration step down and presumably leave the country.