The U.S. proposed plan is very well-standing with Mohamed ElBaradei, but he also suggests the details move too swiftly. The details provide the transitional government 5 months to amend the constitution of Egypt. ElBaradei suggests at least a year is needed to show that the regime is serious about democratic reform. He also justifies the time limit by saying that a longer time is needed so that the ruling party (Mubarak’s party) can loosen up and fade out of Egyptian politics. Revolutions take time, even in reconstruction, to be successful on behalf of the people. Otherwise the same problems recur or, as a worry from before, a radical person or a radical group could come out of the grassroots and become just as autocratic to the people or hurtful to the U.S. and Israel.
As opposed to the chaos now? President Hosni Mubarak refuses to resign early because he is worried about the state of his country. That being said, the anti-government protesters do not trust him to leave office when the end of his term comes. They say he will simply say, “Well look at the turmoil! You all need me! I’m staying.” The protesters also say that he payed thugs to start the violence of yesterday and the night before to show that statement. That notion is still unconfirmed.
Fortunately, ever since the military intervened yesterday, the protests have been mostly peaceful (notice the word mostly). The military has lined core areas with tanks and anti-government protesters have built barricades all over to ensure safety.
The biggest thing to worry about still is the worry I expressed early on in the protests: radical groups coming out of the grassroots. Even neutrality with the U.S. could mean a near-end to Israel and its people. Riots have continued and will continue consistently until they feel it’s all a success.