Tuesday, 25 January 2011


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Latest from Egypt. Twitter reports that workers at Heathrow have spotted Mubarak's wife arriving. There is speculation about whether she has brought any tonnage of gold with her.

update from the Guardian.
Tens of thousands rioting all across Egypt.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said Mubarak's government is stable despite the demonstrations. Mubarak is an important US partner in the Middle East. Which is what they used to say about the late Mr Saddam Hussein, before his unfortunate necktie party.

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton in Bahrain 
Photograph: Mazen Mahdi/EPA 

We will make big donation to your - remind me again - your Clinton Foundation.....
Yes, the Clinton Foundation,  and we'll keep sending you people to torture for us.
OK, Bismillah, Oh  - and just a reminder for your own safety - we stone carpetmunchers to death.
Allah akhbar, Mr President, God is great.
But not as great as money, eh, bitch?


From SIFY News:

Cairo, Jan 26 (IANS/AKI) Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's son who is considered as his successor has fled to Britain along with his family, US-based Arabic website Akhbar al-Arab reported.
The plane with Gamal Mubarak, his wife and daughter on board left for London Tuesday from an airport in western Cairo, the website said.

The report came as violent unrest broke out in Cairo and other Egyptian cities and hundreds of thousands of people reportedly took to the streets in a Tunisia-inspired day of revolt.

The protesters want Egyptian government to end its 30-year state of emergency and pass a law preventing a president from serving more than two terms, and want the interior minister Habib al-Adly, to resign.

Protests in Egypt broke out after opposition groups waged an internet campaign inspired by the Tunisian uprising. Weeks of unrest in Tunisia eventually toppled president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali earlier this month.

A police officer was killed in clashes Tuesday in central Cairo, Egyptian daily al-Wafd reported.

Over 30,000 protesters gathered in Cairo's Maidan al-Tahrir square to take part in the 'day of anger', the spokesman for Egypt's '6 April' opposition movement, Mohammed Adel, said.

'Police used tear gas and water canon to break up our protest and they arrested 40 of us, but we don't have official figures on the numbers of arrests across Egypt,' said Adel.

Supporters of the '6 April' movement, the opposition al-Ghad party, the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, the al-Wafd party and supporters of former UN nuclear watchdog chief Mohammed El Baradei took part in the protest.

Al-Wafd daily said police arrested 600 people during Tuesday's protests in Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Tantan, al-Mahala, Asiut, al-Bahira and al-Quium. More than 200,000 people took part in protests in these cities.

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said Tuesday Washington believed the Egyptian government was stable and urged restraint on both sides.


I suppose that since we beg the banker spivs to stay here, we'll play host to any old dictators; can't wait to hear what William I'm-Not-Gay Hague has to say about this one.


Wrinkled Weasel said...

I suppose this has to do with Tunisian events. If it is true, it is quite big news.

call me ishmael said...

Wouldn't it be nice, mr WW, if the domino effect, like in one of those Guinness adverts, spread all around the world, across the Med to Silvio's Italy, to Spain and Portugal, to fascist Russia, to Ireland, and to here? I will go searching through cyberspace for more news.

Mike said...

If Mubarak is doing a runner it won't be Heathrow, unless he's in transit.

The Cote-d'Azure is the usual spot, and the French Govt are quite obliging, for the usual fee.

DtP said...

She could have just popped it in an easy to use envelope!

mongoose said...

Didn't Mubarak - ex-head of Air Force - get the gig after Sadat was unfortunately topped - on the orders of "senior military officers"? The old bastard has run Egypt with a rod of iron for near 30 years. There is not a palm tree high enough. Unfortunately, I predict that he will die peacefully in his bed.