Wednesday, June 6, 2012

President Mubarak Exonerated Of Direct Involvement In Egyptian Arab Spring Uprising Deaths

  Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was less plump than in his prime behind cell bars on Sunday’s printed front page of The New York Times. In fact troubled, Mubarak still looked prosperous and outright athletic, in sunglasses, as if he just worked out at the gym. Could everything still come up roses for the forced into retirement, beleaguered chief executive?
  According to The Times’ source, DePaul University, expert on Egyptian law, M. Cherif Bassiouni, though sentenced to life in prison, Mubarak might not “spend 30 days in jail as there’s no basis in Egyptian law” for the conviction that’s easy to overturn on appeal. The professor also felt the prosecution couldn’t win a tougher sentence on appeal either.
  Irregardless of written law Egypt’s military-led government has said it would also appeal the weak verdicts against Mubarak, his sons and top security officials, probably as a result of thousands of protesters that poured into the streets of Cairo and other cities for a second night on Sunday. The Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate, Mohamed Morsi, stood with the protesters, as well pledging if he is elected to press new charges against Mr. Mubarak. While his opponent, Ahmed Shafik, Mr. Mubarak’s last prime minister, charged the brotherhood was out for “revenge” against the former Mubarak government that they had collaborated with on secret deals. The Times quotes Shafik saying his opponents represented “chaos.” And a chorus of Shafik voters found in a cafe called the court’s decision a fair rebuke to the excesses of the Mubarak government that ought to close the books on it. “We should respect the rule of law,” said Oudo Mohamed Hassan, 60, the owner of a small leather factory. “We should move on, and look after our own interests.”
  Two distinct versions of what moving forward means for Egypt. Awkward as Egypt’s politics are one hopes they find compromise.
  The state newspaper Al Ahram reported Mr. Mubarak was shocked he was transferred from more comfortable military hospital accommodations to prison. When he found out he was at Tora Prison, Mr. Mubarak began complaining of health problems and refused for two and a half hours to leave the helicopter. But when his, also prisoners, sons, Gamal and Alaa, were brought Mr. Mubarak’s condition improved, the paper said. He was issued a blue jumpsuit, but did not immediately pose for the customary mug shot holding his prison number because of his health.
  Meanwhile Tuesday, Reuters gauged Middle East reactions finding that both Israel’s Netanyahu and the PLO’s Abbas know there will be no simple return to the status quo Mubarak offered, which provided both with sturdy cover at home and abroad. Though for the Egyptian people lamenting that temporary and abusive situation doesn’t seem worth the effort in practice or at all comforting as even nostalgia. Reuters points to Islamist gains in Egypt strengthening the sense of encirclement in the militarily powerful Jewish state, already preoccupied with the nuclear ambitions of Iran. An assessment that encourages the region’s present separatist attitudes rather than raising hope for either side's reconciliation. With only one God between all of us, how exactly does jihad, “holy war,” remedy anything other than satisfying mortal grudges without end?
  Reuters cites Israel’s regional strategy was underpinned by its peace deal with Egypt, enabling the country to scale back dramatically its military budget with help containing its troubled relations with the Palestinians. Again in practice preposterous expecting temporary stalemates to solve anything other than the elites’ abilities to hold wined and dined state functions that populations in general probably barely benefit from in the least. Reuters states from Israel’s perspective, one of Mubarak’s great advantages was that he helped maintain a tough blockade on Gaza. Hamas hopes a Mursi brotherhood presidency would loosen the economic shackles of a boycott Israel says stops the flow of arms to Gaza.
  Mubarak’s Egypt also supplied Israel with 40 percent of its gas needs and that deal is now gone. Egyptian revenue the countryside was barely benefiting from anyway and in the end why Mubarak was wanted out of the way as plans for spreading wealth never apparently got much further than purchasing vacation homes for the Mubaraks which they believably deny. After all, with how long Mubarak was in office, it could be remembered how rich American presidents become after only four to eight years in office. The levels of corruption so far exposed hardly rise to a legitimate bonus on Wall Street.
  “To a great extent Islamists in Palestine see their future tied to the victory of Mursi, which would complete the circle and leave the Islamists in full control of the entire Egyptian political system,” said Okal, the Gaza analyst. But Israelis who have lived in Egypt, which has fought four wars against the Jewish state, say the reasons are much more deeply rooted and see no quick fix, whoever wins the presidency. “No matter where the Egyptian turns, he absorbs hatred of Israel,” said Eli Shaked, a former Israeli ambassador to Cairo, complaining of rampant anti-Semitism in schools and the media. “The Mubarak regime encouraged this trend and used it to release steam by the public and distract attention from the poverty and backwardness in Egypt. It will remain in place, as there is no end to the hatred,” he added.
  A political, cultural rut and really where the last monarch ends up shouldn’t be of much consequence as it’s already clear Mubarak will still have access to medical care his country’s people still can’t afford.
President Mubarak Exonerated Of Direct Involvement In Egyptian Arab Spring Uprising Deaths  
6/6/2012 concluded: A political, cultural rut and really where the last monarch ends up shouldn’t be of much consequence as it’s already clear Mubarak will still have access to medical care his country’s people still can’t afford.

May 19 - June 6, 2016
  And so it goes. Into decades, that are really centuries, later, privilege affords change. Not even the hypotheses differ much. Explaining why we can't make a cultural leap with our money intact landing everyone in the 21st Century rather than scattered all over the place. Mentally, I mean. Ask any investment advisor how it's really all mostly attitude. Attitude exploited the American housing industry in 2008. Too many people couldn't afford homes? When striving to better their situation is the American way? 
  Not Egypt's problem, but all the same difference. Small, but large planet, considering. Where is Mubarak now? Being stored for stable public relations. 
  Nope. No one knew what was coming until after Tunisia, December, 2010. Generations seldom see new ones coming though they have everything to do with what turns out. Hierarchies survive and processes unfold again. As history bears out gradual progress goes forward while remaining behind? 
  President Mubarak. Your job was the whole country's economic success. Not just the façade. Not just your social peers. Military and or otherwise. 
  So corruption's still in season. Again. The big idealistic thing to defeat. Usually avoiding responsibility for the roots. The deals that without which much of the world's work wouldn't have gotten done. Legal. Illegal. Every leader should have a grasp of their country's wealth "from the bottom up." What everyone's compelled to do. Not just a handle on an adequate defense through police state control. That's just hiding as usual from all the unethical compromises power forces people to compromise with. 
  Mr. Mubarak. Don't bother explaining how many galas you had to attend commemorating the money raised for this or that charity applying band-aids to the cavernous holes in your economic structure. I know. Everyone, everywhere, does it because charity serves a purpose and purposes. But my guess is if a million or two more, extra, paid nurses had been hired at any time during your administrations, the financial circulation and improved health could have mended the country. Just look at the United States' success. Where so much more money goes in than is involved in actual medicine at all. However much money might be wasted in America it's all that much more to the good as long as the money circulates. 
  Apparently we can't stop this planet's warlordish aspect. But just as the United States really could have lied and put up Potemkin Villages as a false front to the billions spent on the lucrative Cold War. Theoretically spending the money on more infrastructural things like maybe more bridges and tunnels so cars and trains never cross paths. Proclaiming mistakes are accidents. Couldn't afford to be safe will be history's judgment? Because the Soviet Union wasn't and couldn't carry its' weight militarily and or otherwise. Their money actually disappeared before their eyes. No duh. Hindsight, hell. One of American Public Relations Culture's best kept secrets. America should have hired more nurses too? 
  So Mr. Mubarak, as you rationalized you were doing, money's circulation should have been your prime concern and not just it's being exchanged across the top. Or at least, Mr. Mubarak, you should have seen the pointlessness to being king when patience was used up. 
  Ya know, President Mubarak? I just don't think revenge is the answer that also applies to you. Right now the authorities want to fry the jerk who killed all those people in a church in North Carolina. So far though, as one could practically expect, there's no usual outcry against the Death Penalty in this North Carolina case. But my view is -

The Death Penalty as a principle may have justification. But the world is just not responsible enough. Ken Saro-Wiwa of Nigeria, etc. Throughout the world the rationalization for execution is wrong and the only way to right it is humans not killing humans. Period. We need to correct the distorted mindsets that create tragedy and hatred's a dangerous thing.

  No, Mr. Mubarak. Since you don't believe in your economic cultural neglectfulness, you could hardly accept what I've found to support you. Not believing in revenge. It's just tiring that power produces aggressive defense. Of course, sir, your excuse, is that you sat atop a volatile political structure as a stabilizing force. But it would have been nice if you lifted a finger toward fixing that instead of manifesting a perpetual throne. You were seduced. 
  I've been repeating myself, huh? One track mind, right Mr. Mubarak? Repetition is redundant. Though maybe not as much as perpetual aristocracy? 
  Searching Hosni Mubarak it's bad press. Though you're described as a capable totalitarian in your first ten years for doing well by the Investment Class
  Just piling on, huh Mr. Mubarak? You didn't invent the commercial Conspiracies of Individuals political system. Just adapted as everyone else did. Ruthless world, right? Fact. 
  Presumptuous as all hell, no? Time Magazine's  Egypt's Last Pharaoh? The Rise and Fall of Hosni Mubarak. Wrapped you so tight, rewrite's gonna smell. 
  When formally leaving office, Mr. Mubarak. You're quoted, saying last, "May God help everybody." 
  Now you know?
The military. Hometown America and our police. We're all being taken for a ride. End the Criminal Enterprise System.

  Also there's The New York Times' The Strange, Unending Limbo of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, May 16, 2016, by Declan Walsh and Nour Youssef that concluded - 

“What matters now about Mubarak is how he goes down in history,” said Mr. Diab, the researcher. “When he dies, the fight will be over whether he was a thief or a military hero, whether he was responsible for the current chaos in Egypt, or whether he saved the country from it until he was kicked out.”

  See President Mubarak, Putin, etc. Legacy, history, isn't influencing how the future thinks. Because understanding history is discerning its dictation. Hosni Mubarak will always be king.

  What's the chances the world's ruled by Public Relations farce and no one's bringing, brought or delivered truthful accuracy to any public throughout the world since it's been figured out what objectivity might consist of. What's the odds? 
  If you can't fathom the depth of chicanery you probably can't read any book, even ones you're told you agree with. 

  So there I was one day riding up Madison in the sixties on the way to The Carlyle where the delivery entrance is in the back. And there he was as tranquil as you please, himself, walking north, John Cleese
  I thanked him for this clip with the car I used in the New York Cycling Video and Film Festival. Mr Cleese said he remembered as he clearly reaffirms here.

Widely regarded as seminal to the rise of satire in 1960s Britain.

And May The Nile Stay Risen
Imperialism's A Trip
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