Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down Friday, and the Egyptian armed forces took control of the country's leadership after weeks of unrest by thousands of young people, aided by the Muslim Brotherhood and other opposition groups. I may be blinded by my cynicism, but this is far from being a free Egypt now.

Don’t get me wrong, I wish for freedom for all peoples of all nations, but history shows us that this doesn’t work out well. Today is the 32nd Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, finally defeating the loyalists of the Shah. The people who ushered in this change of power would allow Iran to officially become a theocratic state on 1 April 1979.

There are similarities between Iran of 1978-1979 and Egypt of 2011. There are factions of agitators wanting to establish an Islamic Caliphate that are active in the uprising in Egypt, just as in Iran in 1979. In America today, as in 1979, we have a non-existent direction in American foreign policy from the President on down into his cabinet. Also present is a weak global economy mixed with people tired of oppression, ushering in unrest throughout the Near and Middle East.

Unfortunately, there is very little that can be done aside from Facebook and Twitter activism; however, the people of Egypt have a chance to dismiss Islamic thugs and develop free democratic elections for the first time in Egyptian history.