"The government is threatening to “Clean Out” the square tonight.. meaning to KILL EVERYONE. As I write this (10:35 pm) the peaceful demonstrators have one dead and 400 injured. (The number is higher, 3 dead, 600 injured)They are surrounded in the square, are not able to leave and help or medical services can’t go in to rescue the injured. The official TV is preparing the grounds, not only are the peaceful demonstrators blamed for the paralyzed economy, and destruction and looting, today they are also accusing them of being “paid”, “foreign traitors” and “trained abroad” to topple the government. Most of the population is charged AGAINST the youth who are sacrificing their lives for the rights of their countrymen and women."
From Noam Chomsky (whose interview on Democracy Now this morning is a must hear, 'case you missed it)
"It’s very ugly. And we don’t yet know what the military command has in mind, or even whether they are working with Mubarak to organize this. Could get a lot worse."