Cowboy Ronnie

39. Hosni Mubarak

261 posts in this topic

2). may be true. At the moment I would say it is a much more positive day than negative.

 

Up until the Halibut Brotherhood starts loping off academics heads.

 

Think people are somewhat overestimating the power of the Halibut Brotherhood there, we're talking a group of 150 thousand in a country of 85 million

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2). may be true. At the moment I would say it is a much more positive day than negative.

 

Up until the Halibut Brotherhood starts loping off academics heads.

 

Think people are somewhat overestimating the power of the Halibut Brotherhood there, we're talking a group of 150 thousand in a country of 85 million

 

That number has been artificially kept down by the current regime. Whatever the name of the movement, history has shown that when you have a movement of young, unemployed, suppressed, relatively highly-educated Halibuts that is suddenly left in a sudden political vacuum; bad things can happen. The secular political forces are not ready for prime time. Looks too much like Iran.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sod all this nonsense, I'm holding out for a vast reduction in holidays to Luxor next winter!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Looks too much like Iran.

Things are changing and I wouldn't be surprised when a more Islam oriented party comes into power, but I don't think it'll be along Iranian lines, for several reasons.

  • There's a considerable Christian minority in Egypt. They've been suffering from heavy discrimination and they'll want a say in things.
  • Most, if not all, Egyption Halibuts are of the Sunni persuasion, rather than Shia.
  • There's, to the best of my knowledge, no religious leader in exile waiting to take over power.

If Egypt will indeed move toward a more democratic political system (which isn't clear at this moment) fears for a second Iran seem rather unfounded.

 

BTW, I congratulate the People of Egypt with their fine victory. Which country is next?

 

regards,

Hein

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Looks too much like Iran.

Things are changing and I wouldn't be surprised when a more Islam oriented party comes into power, but I don't think it'll be along Iranian lines, for several reasons.

  • There's a considerable Christian minority in Egypt. They've been suffering from heavy discrimination and they'll want a say in things.
  • Most, if not all, Egyption Halibuts are of the Sunni persuasion, rather than Shia.
  • There's, to the best of my knowledge, no religious leader in exile waiting to take over power.

If Egypt will indeed move toward a more democratic political system (which isn't clear at this moment) fears for a second Iran seem rather unfounded.

 

BTW, I congratulate the People of Egypt with their fine victory. Which country is next?

 

regards,

Hein

 

Yemen and Algeria both looking pretty vulnerable at present...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I wish my boss had half of Mubarak's perceptive faculty.

 

I wish my boss had a quarter of Mubarak's understanding and compassion when it comes to dealing with dissent in the ranks... :)

 

Reports coming in suggest that Mubarak has fallen in to a coma and been airlifted to a hospital in Germany.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Perhaps he was hoping to keep power until September so he could 'go with his boots on'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I wish my boss had half of Mubarak's perceptive faculty.

 

I wish my boss had a quarter of Mubarak's understanding and compassion when it comes to dealing with dissent in the ranks... :(

 

Reports coming in suggest that Mubarak has fallen in to a coma and been airlifted to a hospital in Germany.

Like al-Megrahi, he's either seconds from death or doing handsprings along the Sharm el-Sheikh promenade. Thank heavens we don't suffer the same media obfuscation with our own western celebrities like Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BTW, I congratulate the People of Egypt with their fine victory. Which country is next?

Rome was the next empire to fall after Egypt.

Finger's crossed for history repeating itself (but in short order).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not quite in a coma, but it is being reported that Mubarak is in delicate health.

 

Since losing power he has become depressed, and is refusing to take his medication. He has also had a fight with his wife and son, blaming them for his downfall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Not quite in a coma, but it is being reported that Mubarak is in delicate health.

 

Since losing power he has become depressed, and is refusing to take his medication. He has also had a fight with his wife and son, blaming them for his downfall.

 

Now some sources are saying that news of Mubarak's death could 'come at any time'.

 

His health is said to be deteriorating rapidly, he is refusing medication, and refusing to have his ailments treated abroad because he wants to die in Egypt.

In reality, he probably wants to die before he can be prosecuted, or wants to be 'ill' in order to avoid prosecution.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Former dictator of Egypt Hosni Mubarak has been rushed to hospital .No word on hos condition

 

Surprise surprise, he was due to face questions regarding corruption

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He is in intensive care after suffering a heart attack. The Egyptian people are keeping an all night vigil ,full of concern for his welfare.. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
He is in intensive care after suffering a heart attack. The Egyptian people are keeping an all night vigil ,full of concern for his welfare.. ;)

 

No they aint....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do we still get points on the DDP if he is executed?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Do we still get points on the DDP if he is executed?

 

No.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Do we still get points on the DDP if he is executed?

 

No.

 

Flip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now his wife, Suzanne Mubarak, has suffered a heart attack...after being detained by the authorities.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to his lawyer, which means that an ample supply of salt is recommended, Mubarak is in a coma.

 

regards,

Hein

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

state tv have denied the reports.Why anyone still believes them to start with I don't know..If its a Zsa Zsa Gabor style coma he'll be jogging round the park in a few days...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.