Chaos, thy name is the Middle East. Mubarak has flown the coup, and left the military in de facto charge of the Egyptian nation. In Iran, the hardliners celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the revolution that brought them to power, and issue a call to arms to the radical factions within Egypt:
Iran's president said Friday that Egypt's popular uprising shows a new Islamic Middle East is emerging, one that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims will have no signs of Israel and U.S. "interference."
Despite all the (West's) complicated and satanic designs ... a new Middle East is emerging without the Zionist regime and U.S. interference, a place where the arrogant powers will have no place," Ahmadinejad told the crowd.
He also urged Egyptian protesters to persevere until there is a regime change. "It's your right to be free. It's your right to exercise your will and sovereignty ... and choose the type of government and the rulers."
After his address, Ahmadinejad carried a placard reading, "Death to Israel."
Bizarre, as Ahnadinejad tends to slaughter regime protesters in Iran. Of course, if Obama had supported the "Green Uprising" in Iran - instead of supporting the mullahs to fulfill his own self-delusional destiny of making peace with, or surrendering to them - then perhaps the Egyptian people would not have to deal with the spectre of a madman calling the armies of the fanatical into a regional war with Israel and America.
Nature abhors a power vacuum. As President Hamlet dithers and preens, the sick and evil fill the space that should be held by the righteous.
And the saints weep...
Now my mind is filled with rubber tires and forest fires
And whether I'm a liar
And lots of other situations
Where I don't know what to do
At which time God screams to me
There's nothing left for me to tell you
Nothing left for me to tell you
Oh well, oh well, oh well, oh well
~The White Stripes, Little Cream Soda