One way or another the thirty years of unending “presidency” of Hosni Mubarak is to end.
Egypt has historical ties with Iran which at times have been quite positive and other times not so. At the height of the relationship, for a short period, an Egyptian, Fawzia, was the queen of Iran. At the low end, Iran was considered Egypt’s enemy. That is when Nasser started this whole nonsense about the “Arabian Gulf” and eyeing mainland Iranian territory in the south.
There was also the time when thousands upon thousands of Egyptians came out on their own to greet Iran’s Mossadegh.
Now Egypt is in turmoil. The outcome will have direct effect on Iran and Iranians as well.
Whether it is ElBaradei, who is looking more and more as clueless as Mehdi Bazargan was in the hands of the Islamists, or the nationalists in the Army, the outcome will surprise those Iranians hoping the fall of Mubarak clique followed by emergence of an anti-west regime will be to their advantage.
The Islamist “reformers” and their old comrades who won the turf war and are now running IRR, the Islamist Rapist Republic, will be surprised the most.
The Egyptian Islamists might share a common enemy with their Rapist brethrens in Iran, however, their longstanding ideological differences trumps that commonality by a wide margin.
Egypt is going through birthing pains, lets hope the child will be a healthy Egyptian with nothing but Egypt’s best on his/her mind. If that happens, Iranians who care for Iran and Iranians will have an ally in Cairo.