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The voice of the people has been heard, that's what one native of Egypt is declaring tonight.

Many believe ousting the first democratically elected president was a step in the right direction but was it for the

United States? Experts says we've already seen crude oil go up and if the unrest continues so will the gas prices.

"Can't get the service...I think everybody calling at the same time" Ahmed Ibrahim tried dialing to Egypt hoping to talk to his


Those calls were unsuccessful because he says the armed forces have been busy answering the call from millions of protestors

by removing Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

A good move according to Ibrahim, but he admits Morsi got his vote, "All of the promises that he did when he was soliciting votes

from the people he never even did one of his promises."

Instead the Egyptian people accuse him of driving the country into the ground depriving them of gas, electricity, and even

acting as a dictator instead of the country's first democratically elected president.

That's why Ibrahim fears for his family who still live Giza, Egypt. "We are far from them but we are

not disconnected we've been talking, watching TV and we feel the pains actually what our people are going through" he says.

And according to Dr. Richard Sindelar, professor from University of St. Thomas' center for International Studies,

should the unrest continue we too could feel the pain.

"The immediate and short term is oil prices they've already gone up about two dollars...indirectly of course there's

the travel issue." Not even Ibrahim will visit home so instead reflects through photo and despite many celebrations around the

world it's possible this doesn't mean change, "with new elections we may be back where are again cause they are still

the one and only best organized

political party in Egypt so they may end up back in charge of new elections" says Dr. Sindelar. But for now, Ibrahim admits

he'll seize the day, "we are so happy we look forward and are so optimistic for the future of Egypt."


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