A Military Coup?

by Matthew Shaffer

With the relatively surprising and swift action of Mubarak following on the military’s meeting and announcement that it will meet protesters demands this morning, many have speculated that, behind the scenes, what is happening is essentially a military coup. Egyptian protesters, to, suspect the same. A leader of the opposition Karama movement told Al Jazeera that he thought “the military approached Mubarak and told him it was time to go.”