Egypt’s new president Mohamed Morsi just purged Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and several other military leaders who have been ruling the country since Hosni Mubarak was thrown out of the palace. He also voided a law that stripped his office of power that the now-ousted rulers had recently passed.
One of two things just happened, and I don’t yet know which. Egypt has begun the transition in earnest from a military dictatorship to a land ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood, or Morsi has set himself up to be removed by a coup d’etat. The Egypt of 48 hours ago is gone either way.