Perhaps not surprisingly (Power is a helluva of a drug to kick?), Mubarak and his supporters aren't going quietly into that good night. Apparently Pro--Mubarak rabble-rousers (as well as those paid $17 to become so) entered the peaceful crowds of protesters in Tahrir Square today, spreading chaos and mayhem resulting in at least one dead and hundreds injured, according to Al-Jazeera. New York Magazine is reporting the same number of casualties, as well as that Nicholas Christof of the New York Times is a tweeting voice of defiance in this debacle. (Who knew?)
More generally...over at ONE, their new Spring intern makes a reasoned case for soaring food costs in Africa as a cause (if not THE cause) of much of the unrest we've already seen in Tunisia and Egypt. I think he makes a good point, Mr. President! Why not work to see the U.S. make good on its promises to support the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program, i.e. GAFSP (to the tune of $408 million remaining to be paid out of the $475 million committed by our government.), instead of it continuing to shore up the corrupt government of Mr. Mubarak to whom we (America) have contributed an average of $2 Billion a year since 1979?