It appears Egyptian despot Hosni Mubarak has begun to emulate InsolvenCity authorities during the G20 Siege at Pitt's campus, sending armed goons to assault innocent civilians on public streets.
(Can you guess which police state is depicted at right?)
This development clarifies the need to enforce the Friday deadline for Mubarak's departure from Egypt. If President Mubarak doesn't leave by Friday, it will become reasonable for Egyptians to conclude his dictatorship by death.
For anyone whose analysis of the Egyptian revolt is complicated by thoughts of the Suez Canal, Israel, inexpensive oil, religious preference, or ostensible regional stability: If any of those points genuinely relies on the brutal, decades-long oppression of 80 million people, it isn't worth the cost.
The Egyptian protesters have displayed unearned respect and fondness for the United States while attempting to depose the tyrant Americans enabled to oppress them. The Egyptian military has demonstrated remarkable integrity and courage by refraining from attacking the Egyptian people. It is time for the American government to repay those courtesies by refraining from offering Mr. Mubarak any assistance other than prompt passage to asylum.