CIA man Frank Wisner was in Cairo at the time of the riots.
According to Michel Chossudovsky (Egypt: Washington's Covert Intelligence Operation 7 February 2011):
"Washington had no intention of pushing towards a resolution of the protest movement.
"Its priority was regime change.
"Wisner's mandate was to instruct Mubarak not to to resign, thereby contributing to triggering an atmosphere of social chaos and uncertainty, not to mention the deliberate destabilization of Egypt's monetary system resulting from billions of dollars of capital flight."
Arab stock exchanges lost nearly $50 billion in the last week of January (Wave of Unrest Wipes Billions Off Stock Values)
Mubarak was doing a good job for Egypt.
The Egyptian economy expanded an average 6.2 per cent per year over the past five years.
(Chart of the week: the “Arab moment”)
The poor were getting richer; and the gap between rich and poor was being narrowed.
So, there has been a 'crusade for democracy' which is really a 'front for international destabilization'. (Reagan's Secret Legacy)
Asmaa Mahfouz, the woman who reportedly led the revolt against Mubarak, is a graduate of the business management school of the American University in Cairo. (Meet Asmaa Mahfouz: the woman who organized Egypt's historic ...)
She is part of the April 6th Youth Movement.
She began online political activism in 2008. (Arab Women Lead the Charge )
'Under the auspices of Freedom House, Egyptian dissidents and opponents of Hosni Mubarak were received in May 2008 by Condoleezza Rice at the State Department and the US Congress.
'They also met White House National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley..." (Asmaa Mahfouz: The girl who ... )