propably thinking he is defending his ligit and just birthright to rule absolute and for life. US presidents are sissies anyway for someone like that, subjected to the will of the inferior servant-masses in humiliating true democratic elections and all that only for a total of 8 years. Humiliating Mubarak was wise and smart of Obama (he has learned from Iranian elections so it seems). It sends a powerfull message to the Egyptian people, all Arabs living in dictatorships .and to all dictators who block all reform, political freedom, pluralism and change. forever. You can not change 30 years of stagnation, corruption and repressdion slowly but peacefully. Mubarak promised before to reform and allow political opponents to run in elections when times were difficult, only to arrest them and break their organisations later, after quiet returned. And there is only one West which still looks to the US president to set out the line to follow. That is Obama, the social networker editing his friends page, calculating which promising replacements, problems, dangers and opportunities there are. In which category will Israel fall in this reshuffling on LeaderBook, now Israel's so much appreciated and needed neighbouring friend just got dumped by Israel's protective big powerfull friend?
Yemen's Houthi rebels commit to peace plan in letter to UN chief, BBC reports (Haaretz)