To all those liberals mindlessly cheering on the revolt in Egypt, some sobering news from Stratfor:
The Egyptian police are no longer patrolling the Rafah border crossing into Gaza. Hamas armed men are entering into Egypt and are closely collaborating with the MB. The MB has fully engaged itself in the demonstrations, and they are unsatisfied with the dismissal of the Cabinet. They are insisting on a new Cabinet that does not include members of the ruling National Democratic Party.
Security forces in plainclothes are engaged in destroying public property in order to give the impression that many protesters represent a public menace. The MB is meanwhile forming people's committees to protect public property and also to coordinate demonstrators' activities, including supplying them with food, beverages and first aid.
The Muslim Brotherhood did not participate in the demonstrations until Thursday - nearly 48 hours after they began. They seem to be making up for lost time with their activities in the streets as well as their constant presence on the news.
The people who began this revolt - young, secular, and educated - are not likely to be the ones who end up at the top of the heap once the smoke clears after Mubarak is gone. They don't have any guns and they are not as ruthless as the MB and Hamas. While the army would appear to be opposed to the Islamists ascending to power, so was the Iranian military opposed to the mullahs running things. In the end, they bowed to the Ayatollah Khomenei while thousands of officers were executed.
Yes, it could happen in Egypt.