Yesterday afternoon in Egypt, before Mubarek's appearance, the Egyptian army made an announcement on state television.
apologies, I removed the clip. The automatic start-up was getting annoying.
The clip should be available at the link below
State television interrupted all programming to show footage of a panel of military officers, one of whom read out a statement described as "communique number one" of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces
What the military announced at that time, was that IT (military) will remain in continuous or permanent session to protect the nation What is continuous/permanent session?
According to this article
It means WAR.
The military's Supreme Council, headed by Defense Minister Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, announced on state TV that it was in permanent session, a status that it takes only in times of war
And if you think this decision was made at the behest of Mubarek and Suleiman, you would be mistaken.
Footage on state TV showed Tantawi heading the council with his chief of state Gen. Sami Anan and around two dozen of his topmost generals, sitting stern-faced around a table. Mubarak and Vice President Omar Suleiman, a former army general and intelligence chief named to his post after the protests erupted Jan. 25, were not present.
Someone else is running the show in Egypt, and they are in control of the military.
Another article points this out right in their headline
Egypt army steps in, Mubarak apparently loses power
The dramatic announcement showed that the military was taking control after 17 days of protests demanding Mubarak’s immediate ouster spiraled out of control.
The military’s supreme council was meeting Thursday, without the commander in chief Mubarak, and announced on state TV its “support of the legitimate demands of the people.” A spokesman read a statement that the council was in permanent session to explore “what measures and arrangements could be made to safeguard the nation, its achievements and the ambitions of its great people.”The statement was labelled “communique number 1,” a phrasing that suggests a military coup.
Again, who is controlling the army. It is not Mubarek. It is not Suleiman.
Today, the Western media is spinning this move as a show of solidarity between the government and the army. It is nothing of the sort.
UPDATED: With thanks to Brian from Winter Patriot Community
Relevant to claims of US involvement in the uprising, that first came to my attention via Global Research. I covered this angle of the Egyptian protests in this post.
How is it that wikileaks never mentions Israel's involvement in this situation??