Our man on the streets in Cairo has learned what event sparked this week's protests in Egypt. A young Egyptian man, who asked not to be identified told reporter Norville Rogers,"It's been coming for some time. We were sick and tired of living under a dictator who felt he could do anything and get away with it. Unemployment is at a record high and the richest among us live in luxury while the rest of us are scraping by. We feel like the United States is also partially to blame since it protects Mubarek".
Rogers asked the young man why it took so long to get protests going, "I don't honestly know. I do know Monday night (Jan. 24) was the breaking point. That was the straw that broke the camel's back. " Rogers then asked what was so special about Monday night.
"Monday night is when state tv runs it's Monday Night Movie and since it's state owned, Mubarek has them play his favorite movies. Monday night they showed "Failure To Launch", that horrible Matthew McConaughey movie. It just wasn't right to put his own citizens through that. It just shows that Hosni Mubarek doesn't care about us."
Rumors have run rampant for years that the film has been used in "enhanced interrogations" with terror suspects the USA has handed over to Egypt for rendition. It now appears the rumors were true.
Upon hearing this, Iran State TV has cancelled it's scheduled airing of "How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days". Quoting their interior state security minister "We just don't feel the risk is worth it."
More information to come.