I have great sympathy for the people of Egypt, they deserve a free and open country as much as everyone else does. Democracy is hard to achieve, and even harder to maintain. Canadians take it for granted. The last threat to our democracy was the Liberal/NDP/Bloc coalition, we too took to the streets in protest, and luckily the Governor General realized that a government that excluded the party with the most votes and the most MP's would be a misrepresentation of voters intentions. Egypt has no such fail safe position. The protesters can force a change of government without Egyptians actually voting for the people that get put into power. They will only be changing one dictator for another, maybe harsher dictator. It will not be a democracy.
Who is putting himself up for the new leader of Egypt? One ElBaradei. Who does he hang with?Very interesting site, make sure you look at some of the other posts.
Self appointed spokesman for the Egyptian "revolution" Mohamed ElBaradei is not a man to inspire confidence in pro-Western circles.
As head of the U.N's International Atomic Energy Agency (1997-2009) ElBaradei cultivated a circle of advisers, a "kitchen cabinet" - that included an accused Russian spy, Canadian national and IAEA Verification and Security head Tariq Rauf.
However it is ElBaradei's service on the Board of the International Crisis Group that should really set alarm bells ringing.