Mubarak, his wife and two sons were able to also accumulate wealth through a number of business partnerships with foreigners, said Christopher Davidson, professor of Middle East Politics at Durham University in England. He said Egyptian law requires that foreigners give a local business partner a 51 percent stake in most ventures.
Experts say the wealth of the Mubarak family was built largely from military contracts during his days as an air force officer. He eventually diversified his investments through his family when he became president in 1981. The family’s net worth ranges from $40 billion to $70 billion, by some estimates.
I’m listening to Suleiman’s threats right now upon whoever “pushed” them to demonstrations on Tahrir Square among about thirty minutes of his efforts to baffle people with parliamentary concepts about how it would all have to be done for anything to be done one bit differently. He is expressing how they are convinced that the “youth” were infiltrated and those must be found that pushed them into demonstrating at Tahrir Square. It is a conspiracy in his mind.
I’m telling you – that man is psychotic, armed and living in a delusional state with the rest of their leaders in the isolated wealthy cocoon of Louis the XIV furniture where they are sitting. And, they are continuing to make really, really bad choices, threats to be more abusive and horrific – even sitting right there in this interview right this very minute being broadcast on CNN. He is making every effort to say what they will do to “crackdown” right this minute and going forward . . .
When does it stop?
What does it take to stop people like that before they do any more harm, maim anyone else, or kill any more people? What does it take to stop them from torturing any more people?
And, he is lying on top of everything else –
Vodafone Group Plc was ordered to send mobile-phone text messages by the Egyptian government, urging people to confront “traitors and criminals” as demonstrators demanded the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
Vodafone Says It Was Instructed to Send Pro-Mubarak Messages to Customers
By Jonathan Browning – Feb 3, 2011 2:55 PM GMT
The messages were not written by the mobile-phone operators, it said.
“The Armed Forces urge Egypt’s loyal men to confront the traitors and the criminals and to protect our families, our honor and our precious Egypt,” said a Feb. 1 text message sent on Vodafone’s network and obtained by Bloomberg News.
The world’s biggest mobile-phone operator has protested to the authorities that the current situation is “unacceptable,” Vodafone said.
My note –
So, did they not understand that the world would find out that they did that?
Obviously, the ones dangerous to the youth of Egypt and to the rest of the world as well – are Mr. Suleiman and Mr. Mubarak and their government buddies who sent people to beat those families, youth, children and men to death.
That brutality was watched by the world. And, it is apparent that while Egyptians are unemployed and standing in lines to get bread – these men are wealthy from the resources they have pilfered from their nation.
They should have to live in the jails where they have been putting people and torturing them.
And, if they couldn’t or wouldn’t do anything different in the last thirty years – why would anyone believe they would do any such thing now?
After listening to Suleiman throughout the entire interview – I’m sure of it, he is psychotic.
And, if you don’t believe me – listen back through it. That man is out of touch with the reality of what has happened and still believes it follows the rules from 1950, applies to the ways of things people will put up with from 1910 and that no one in the world is watching as he is apparently used to enjoying.
In isolation, he could’ve gotten away with this stuff – but now it is not that way.
I watched a news story with people in a cafe across on the other side of the Nile River from the protests and there were people well dressed, sitting in a cafe drinking coffee as if not a thing was wrong anywhere in the world. Well, if that is Egypt and it is – them Mr. Mubarak and Mr. Suleiman are not dealing with some backwards population with no understanding of the greater world of today.
They ought to know better.