Now this is obviously a historic event with finally Mubarak stepping down. I am really relieved and congratulate the Egyptian people that their voice and prayers have been heard and hope that a peaceful and prosperous future following the idea and the spirit of the people comes into place.
But I remember very well a place where it does not! It reminds me of a story that I lived personally a few years ago in 2005 – when the dictator Eyadema died and left a vacuum of power. He had been a dictator for even longer than the Egyptian ruler – for 36 years, the second longest right after Castro in Cuba. People also went on the streets and demanded free elections. What had happened there?