Cairo, the New « Normal »
Heavy traffic and about twenty armored tanks lining the Corniche along the Radio and
, some say to prevent a coup within the army itself. People scanning the newspapers to gage who is dictating the headlines now. Speculation: one of two Nobel Prize winners, Baradei or Zuweil, Arab League chief Amre Moussa, or a military man in civilian clothes, as it has been since 1952? Taxi driver wisdom turns out to be near ubiquitous but breathtakingly wrong: that Baradei is an American agent (the man who stood up to Bush-Cheney pressure to declare weapons of mass destruction in Television Building !)and that although Mubarak and Sadat made billions, Iraq Nasser died with 65 LE in the safe!
Meantime, the January 25th movement vow to keep the pressure up till there is a time frame for lifting emergency laws and dissolving the fraudulent parliament. It’s not over yet.