Cairo Prepares for Biggest Demonstrations Yet

One fascinating development in Egypt: even the Cairo papers are displaying front-page photos of the protests. They almost have to: more than a thousand people have been arrested. It should also be noted that very substantial demonstrations are happening in non-Cairo cities, like Ismailia and Suez. Nobel Peace Prize co-winner Mohamed ElBaradei is supposedly en route to Cairo, and may become an opposition candidate. Tomorrow’s demonstrations are expected to be massive. According to the FT? “Currency and stocks slide amid more violence”! Which, yes, the Egyptian stock market had a massive tumble, and was suspended, but I’m pretty sure it’s not related to “violence” (which has been relatively minor!) but, you know, is perhaps attributable to the sudden, stunning fact that the regime in Egypt is quite possibly not going to remain permanent! Jerks. While, meanwhile in Yemen….