Today may well be the beginning of the end to Egypt's 60 years of military rule. The last remnants of the Mubarak regime, in fact, the Nasser regime are facing their most credible true challenge from a population that has known nothing but their control over the last six decades.
Egypt's interim military rulers battled a reinvigorated protest movement calling for its ouster Sunday, as thousands of demonstrators forced troops to retreat from Tahrir Square for a second night in a row.
Robin Wright of the U.S. Institute of Peace said Egypt's uprising is in "phase two" -- and highlights a broad reality of the so-called Arab Spring.
"This is far more complicated than simply ousting a single leader," she said. "This is about creating a whole new order in the region."
Egypt is entering into uncharted territory when it comes to its political structure. One thing is for certain, the new road map will not have the military as the dominant political power.
The question that is on every one's mind now is how large will be the price that the Egyptian will have to pay this time ?
Only time will tell.