Egypt on the Brink: Who Will Get the Final Say?

The Mubarak regime’s facade as representing security, stability, and the protection of its people has imploded. The government has nothing left to offer its people. Its only goal is self-preservation. Its only argument is that without it the forces of hell will be unleashed upon the nation. The government’s problem is that it failed to offer the Egyptian people much beyond these negatives. The question still facing Egypt, its people, and its government is will the apparatus of power- namely, the army and the police infrastructure-  turn on their master in support of the people, or does this apparatus sufficiently benefit from the status quo. For the regime the indications are ominous.