Today’s events simply confirm to me Mubarak goal: continued dictatorship over Egypt. Days of relatively peaceful protest and suddenly there is violence when Mubarak’s supporters (read: police and thugs) arrive and there is violence. Typical of most dictators: create a crisis to maintain control. Muabarak’s days are numbered. It’s now a matter of whether the march to true democracy and reform in Egypt will be peaceful or bloody. Right now, Mubarak has chosen to place himself before his nation by following the path of blood. History will revile him for that alone.