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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 07:38 PM
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Egypt: army promises Hosni Mubarak he will not be prosecuted
Source: Telegraph (UK)

Egypt's military have promised to protect the ousted President, Hosni Mubarak, from prosecution and to allow him to live freely in retirement in his Sharm-el-Sheikh holiday home, sources have told The Daily Telegraph.

Mr Mubarak, who was ill in the run-up to his resignation nine days ago and whose condition worsened as he flew out of Cairo, is now said to be recovering in his beachfront villa.

Despite heavy security outside the hotel compound owned by a friend where he is staying, army sources insist he remains free to come and go should he wish.

"The military has sworn an oath not to pursue legal action against Mr Mubarak," said one well-placed source.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindi...



Single-source story, from the Torygraph, but there it is. I can't imagine this would sit well locally.
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 07:40 PM
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1. Then no one anywhere else will be prosecuted.
That is how a society loses Justice cover.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 07:42 PM
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2. Agree 100%, K&R...
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:02 PM
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5. There's a little more to the story, though. Israel made a special exception for Mubarak's thugs...
...so there are about 800 of his special guard, guarding him in Sharm. Going after him would mean a bloodbath.

Israel allows Egypt troops in Sinai for first time since 1979 peace treaty

Israel will do everything they can to make sure that Mubarak dies of old age, free and happy. Remember also, if they can keep Mubarak and his thugs alive and plotting, there's a good chance that they can still destabilize the nascent Egyptian government/peace process and bring back a new, stronger, dictator to enslave the Egyptians.

Three cheers for Israel!

(They're the only democracy in the Middle East, dontchaknow?!)

PB

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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:47 PM
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9. k/r for your post --
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 07:48 PM
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3. So, I guess no prosecution for criminal heads of state is part of the New World Order?
How dare they promise this? No one elected them--exept, of course, Mubarak.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 07:48 PM
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4. Just as our war criminals will never be prosecuted by our current government. no biggie nt
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Skip_In_Boulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:07 PM
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6. Wow Egypt is becoming like America.
War criminals can freely walk the streets.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:37 PM
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7. One more sign that this was simply a scam transistion.
Edited on Sun Feb-20-11 08:43 PM by L. Coyote
Same old, same old, new puppets!
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:45 PM
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8. What right do army big shots have to make that decision for all of Egypt?
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totodeinhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:48 PM
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10. It's the old saying. "Might makes right."
That's the way it's always been and it doesn't look like that has changed.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 09:03 PM
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11. It may not be up to them, finally. n/t
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