The Egyptian military might easily decide to (ab)use their new found power, now that the most visible cause of the peoples' ire has (apparently) slunk away into the shadows. There is a current perceived power vacuum, the people are now jubilant, under a false sense of security, with the collective awareness of "OK, we won, everything's now going to be just fine. (On a parallel, remember the election of November 2008???).
One can guarantee that opportunistic conversations and plans are circulating like wildfire around the Egyptian top brass... there are always people who cannot resist a power grab, regardless of culture, nation, political leanings, etc. The Egyptian public have been yearning for free elections, the economy settling down, getting back to work and resuming living their lives again", and in their collective "unguarded moment", it could be a possible case of "out of the frying pan, and into the fire", for the Egyptian people. The military have had a passive presence throughout the protests, but why should such a stance continue, now that the people are exhausted with the cycle of anger, protest, and celebration? That is where the guard comes down, and the power vacuum gets filled.. and before they know whats hit them, its back to "square one", or worse.
I am not suggesting that continuation of totalitarianism is the most likely outcome; however... even though this appeared on the surface to be an exhibition of "people power", in which an unpopular regime was toppled by protest powered by social media internet sites, the fact that this all happened so damned quickly and easily after 3 decades of ironfisted hell does not sit quite right. Things rarely change as rapidly as that without a lot more resistance, and with a huge question mark over the continued unchanged status of the vitally strategic Suez Canal...... Think about it.
Additionally, why is Obama so in favor of this change towards what looks, on the surface, like liberty for Egypt? Why so little ranting from the ranks of the real US power structure, which would be horrified had this been a genuine, 100%, bona fide people-fueled revolution? One of the few hints re. the leanings of such, came from former VP Cheney when he said that "Mubarak is a great leader, a friend and ally of the US". I guess it takes a thug to know one, and we have already found out that Obama is not "the man of hope and change" that he claimed in his bogus election promises 2008.... far from it.
The corporate US "hidden hand of government" behind the "representative" D.C. facade has been gagging for the possible "continuity of dictatorship" outcome, as has the US intelligence/security community, the Israeli hardline right wing, and their representation US DC neoconservative cartel, now operating behind the scenes, but just as effectively, under Obama. The euphoria for Egypt might be shortlived, and the future for the Egyptian people may just as easily be "roasting in hell", rather than "a bright new future".
Rant over.... and I hope I am 100% wrong here.