As an amateur student of history, with a recent emphasis on revolutions inspired by my interest in the Russian revolution of 1917, I would like to congratulate the freedom-seeking people of Egypt, but also to warn them and the citizens of the United States and free world.
I sincerely hope that the Egyptian revolutionaries understand that the revolution is not over; that toppling a government is just the beginning of the revolution and that the coming years are the heart of it. Revolution is not a coup de gras but an actual turn of power and mindset.
Revolutions often eat their own. Be vigilant and dogged in your dedication to the ideals that brought you to the streets and brought down the oppressive regime at no small personal and human cost.