Grats Egypt! Here's hoping this internet law here in Canada get's overturned or we will be starting our own uprising.
" if these democratic movements keep spreading, won't it be funny when the only middle eastern countries that aren't democracies are iraq and afghanistan? "It would be funny if the only 2 democracies in the middle east weren't democracies. I don't get your idea of humor, weirdo.
So whats to stop the next one from being like Mubarak to have any real difference they will have to remove any and all government officials not just the ones appointed by Mubarak and all the polces and law put in place when Mubarak was in power. This is going to a long transition.
I wonder who the next dictator will be.
" Wait, they got rid of a President because they couldn't have Internet? Admittedly I haven't been paying any attention to it, but that was the last thing I heard about Egypt. "Losing the internet was Murabak's strategy to cut off all information going in and out of Egypt. Foreign powers can't pressure you to step down if no media can be seen of the protesters. Still unclear to what caused the riots now (as opposed to the ~29 years Murabak was president), but the two biggest instigators of the protests that I have read were civil inspiration of Tunisia (who protested against their government) and a few people running social media pages (Facebook, Twitter) to take a stand against their current government. Someone working for Google in Egypt started one of the main Facebook groups that organized these protests.