I got an reply last night from some Egyptian friends in Cairo, saying “we all are fine, today I can say Egypt will have a great future , more transparency , freedom of speech and human rights.”
Mubarak has resigned, and it seems that the power vacuum has been filled with a combination of military intervention and political activity. Let’s hope things hold. Mubarak’s ousting is convincing evidence to support the allegations against him, but it shouldn’t be forgotten that he managed to maintain something akin to stability, and kept up the peace agreement with Israel, for several decades. While it’s likely that his methods were probably questionable, let’s hope that Egypt’s next government can produce the same results, but hopefully through more democratic and acceptable means.