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I received the following alert 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 Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood 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.”
According to hospital reports, 31 deaths are confirmed from in Alexandria alone.
CNN’s Ben Wedemen is reporting that armed thugs are roaming the streets of Cairo and that a truck load of riot police leaving Cairo this morning “looked defeated.”
Following last nights announcement by President Hosni Mubarak that his government would resign (while he stays in power) word on the Egyptian street is that his speech was not met with anger, but with laughter. Mubarak’s move is highly unlikely.
As we speak, protesters are outside the United Stations in New York numbering in the thousands.
This crisis is far from over…