Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Pharaoh has left the Country

According to preliminary reports on al-Jazeera, ousted President Mubarak has fled the country.

Mubarak had been staying in Sharm El-Sheikh under house arrest since he stepped down from office on February 11.Sources tell Al Jazeera that Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president, has left the resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh on a flight headed to Germany, possibly for medical treatment.
However, Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr, reporting from Cairo, said that military sources deny the story and the Egyptians are holding the military to the promise of keeping Mubarak in the country to stand trial for alleged crimes under his presidency.
Media reports earlier this month indicated that Mubarak, who is said to be suffering from cancer, was receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia.
And in February, German newspaper Der Spiegel reported that Mubarak's trip to Germany would be part of a long-term plan hatched by the US as an exit strategy for Mubarak.
The United States government's scenario for an end to the political chaos in Egypt appears to be this: President Hosni Mubarak travels to Germany for a "prolonged health check" that would offer the 82-year-old a dignified departure.
Mubarak was outsted by a populist revolution after 30 years of rule.


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