The general secretary of the ruling NDP, Ibrahim Kamel, has accused the West of betraying Egypt.
He vowed that President Mubarak would not step down and that soon millions of Egyptians - "the silent majority" - would come out on to the streets to protest because "enough is enough".(1)
Does this mean hard line Mubarak elements are going to look East for money and support ?
Consider China's role in the Sudan, just south.
1'Egypt protests: 'Day of departure' rally in Cairo' - BBC News