Credit Agricole bank says that Egypt's political crisis is costing Egypt at least $310 million per day.
(Egypt protests cost $310M per day)
Tourism has been wrecked; factories have been closed.
Food has shot up in price.
The Credit Agricole bank forecasts a big drop in Egypt's economic growth, as a result of the protests.
Of course, Tunisia is now much poorer.Cairo kids by JChris F
What about the very powerful CIA-Mossad-NATO faction within the Egyptian military?
"Defence Minister Hussein Tantawi and senior army officials visited the Tahrir square yesterday in a sign that Egypt's most powerful institution was sanctioning the demonstration."
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A power struggle is going on.
"The balance of power was teetering in Egypt this morning amid reports of an assassination attempt on the newly-appointed vice president." (Assassination attempt on Omar Suleiman Mail Online)
Could Vice President Suleiman secretly be part of the CIA-Mossad-NATO faction?
"The Obama administration and Egyptian officials are reported to have discussed a proposal for Mubarak to step down immediately and cede power to a transitional government (NYT) headed by Vice President Omar Suleiman with the support of the Egyptian military."
Afghanistan has not improved as a result of revolution. This is Farshid
Who is 'plotting' with the Americans?
"Officials from both governments are continuing talks about a plan in which Mr. Suleiman, backed by Lt. Gen. Sami Enan, chief of the Egyptian armed forces, and Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi, the defense minister, would immediately begin a process of constitutional reform.
"The proposal calls for the transitional government to invite members from a broad range of opposition groups, including the banned Muslim Brotherhood..." (White House and Egypt Discuss Plan for Mubarak's Exit - )
The Muslim Brotherhood has long been a tool of MI6 and the CIA.
So, the Egyptian generals will stay rich.
Egypt will be weaker and more vulnerable, at least in the short term.
Egypt 71.3 years (before its political turmoil)
Afghanistan (after its political turmoil) 44.64 years