Was getting rid of Mubarak the be all and the end all of the revolution?
If it was it was a very shallow objective, the question is now who succeeds Mubarak?
From the look of events that led to the downfall of Mubarak its going to be another General, remember the army indicated it was breaking ranks with him the day before, when the Army's supremem council met without Mubarak. That was the writing on the wall and everyone was so expectant that he would resign, instead he came out and reiterated that he would remain till September. the people wanted him out who succeeded did not really matter till now.
It is quite clear that the Army decided that Mubarak had to go, and he actually has handed power to the military, so who is going to be President and supreme leader now.
In every revolution it is the revolutionaries that becomes its first victims and, the Egyptian revolution will be no exception. Egypt has loss tremendous amounts of money as a result of this revolution, so who is going to get them back on their feet?
Iran? It does not have that kind of funds, moreover they are Shites and Egyptians are mainly Sunni. Then will it be China, well China may,or will it be the USA, yes maybe if the Army continues with its current foreign policy the USA may.
Like I said earlier the Revolutionary will become the victim of the revolution, it has happened the world over, beginning from the French Revolution right to this day. The Philippines is a classic present day example, and Egypt will be no different.
Maximilien Marie Isidore de Robespierre, know this name? If not I guess you had better look it up, and Egypt had better be vary, for from this new found freedom may arise another Robespierre. The equivalent of Robespierre has been seen in other revolutions that followed, there was Madam Chiang Jin the wife of Mao Tze Dong of China and her infamous "gang of four," there was Stalin in Russia, and if you have forgotten names like Pol Pot and Hun Sen, and in Egypt there will be no difference.
Why is it necessary for Egypt to have a Robespierre type of personality?
Egypt is made up of peoples with different ideologies, the secular Egyptians, there there are the Coptics, the mooderate Muslim, the Shite and the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Brotherhood is bent on a singular idea of how and where Egypt should head for now, very much like Communists of The Soviet Union and China, they will face pockets of resistance from the groups mentioned earlier,the brotherhood is not prepared to share power with anyone who are of a different ideological realm, and this reign of terror that will engulf Egypt will come from this the Muslim brotherhood.