Hosni Mubarak today stepped down after angry riots happened outside of his home as a result of his announcement that he will not resign. Mubarak handed all power to Egypt’s military, which is the one institution that has shown great restraint.
Celebrations were common all throughout today. The new military administration will meet with all anti-government groups to establish a successful and open democracy. However, depending on the outcome, this could prove negative for the United States and Israel. Obama extends his arm to Egypt in hopes of an alliance with the new-coming Administration.
However, this is where most failures in revolutions happen. The revolution isn’t over; it’s near beginning. And the transition has just begun. The world’s political super-powers must keep their eyes peeled cautiously, and Egypt must stay strong with a transition. Otherwise, the consequences could be dire.