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Egypt court orders Mubarak’s release, officials say
AP via Boston Globe ^ | August 19, 2013 | HAMZA HENDAWI

Posted on 08/19/2013 5:27:00 AM PDT by don-o

CAIRO — Egyptian judiciary officials say former President Hosni Mubarak could be freed from custody this week.

They say a court on Monday ordered his release in a corruption case that alleged he and his two sons embezzled funds for presidential palaces.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonglobe.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; gaza; hamas; hosni; hosnimubarak; iran; mubarak

1 posted on 08/19/2013 5:27:00 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Interesting twist. Of course Egypt was better off with him than the Muslim Brotherbood but he didnt become a billionaire by lucky cattle futures picks like Hillary. His family has been embezzling for decades.


2 posted on 08/19/2013 5:30:50 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Better to have an SOB whose corruption is known and whose interests can be synched with ours that to give free reign to Islamist crusaders. This is how it used to work. Ref: Hussein, Assad, Qadiddi...


3 posted on 08/19/2013 5:39:17 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Have to wonder if this is a prelude to putting him back in power? I just don’t know about his health. At one point and perhaps yet he was quite ill.


4 posted on 08/19/2013 5:46:03 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: don-o

At first I misread and thought this was Morsi. Duh!

But this is good news. I hope the military can protect him.

This is a real slap to Obama, Hillary, Biden, McCain, and that man-child from South Carolina.


5 posted on 08/19/2013 5:47:36 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: Real Cynic No More
This is a real slap to Obama, Hillary, Biden, McCain, and that man girl-child from South Carolina.

Fixed it.

6 posted on 08/19/2013 5:54:49 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: wiggen
Soooooo...Hosebag Mubarak is getting out of this one, eh? Good for him. I think he started to think he was a goner.

There he was, laying on his stretcher, in a huge cage with his sons in what passes as an Egyptian court of law. He had that white towel over his head while he was relaying commands to Al-Si si. Brilliant tactic, play nearly dead for months...vital signs going, vital signs improving, vital signs going again...

If he plays it smart, he gathers up his stolen wealth with his sons and scoots out of Egypt on his private plane to wherever they will grant him asylum. In the meantime the Generals outlaw the MB and put them back under the iron fist, just as Nasser, Sadat and Mubarak did.

Poor little MB diddums, waited 80 years to seize power and managed to hold onto to it for 12 months...awww shucks Morsi! Talk about wasted opportunities...

7 posted on 08/19/2013 6:02:18 AM PDT by Netz
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To: wiggen
Soooooo...Hosebag Mubarak is getting out of this one, eh? Good for him. I think he started to think he was a goner.

There he was, laying on his stretcher, in a huge cage with his sons in what passes as an Egyptian court of law. He had that white towel over his head while he was relaying commands to Al-Si si. Brilliant tactic, play nearly dead for months...vital signs going, vital signs improving, vital signs going again...

If he plays it smart, he gathers up his stolen wealth with his sons and scoots out of Egypt on his private plane to wherever they will grant him asylum. In the meantime the Generals outlaw the MB and put them back under the iron fist, just as Nasser, Sadat and Mubarak did.

Poor little MB diddums, waited 80 years to seize power and managed to hold onto to it for 12 months...awww shucks Morsi! Talk about wasted opportunities...

8 posted on 08/19/2013 6:02:27 AM PDT by Netz
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To: wiggen
Soooooo...Hosebag Mubarak is getting out of this one, eh? Good for him. I think he started to think he was a goner.

There he was, laying on his stretcher, in a huge cage with his sons in what passes as an Egyptian court of law. He had that white towel over his head while he was relaying commands to Al-Si si. Brilliant tactic, play nearly dead for months...vital signs going, vital signs improving, vital signs going again...

If he plays it smart, he gathers up his stolen wealth with his sons and scoots out of Egypt on his private plane to wherever they will grant him asylum. In the meantime the Generals outlaw the MB and put them back under the iron fist, just as Nasser, Sadat and Mubarak did.

Poor little MB diddums, waited 80 years to seize power and managed to hold onto to it for 12 months...awww shucks Morsi! Talk about wasted opportunities...

9 posted on 08/19/2013 6:02:38 AM PDT by Netz
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To: wiggen
Soooooo...Hosebag Mubarak is getting out of this one, eh? Good for him. I think he started to think he was a goner.

There he was, laying on his stretcher, in a huge cage with his sons in what passes as an Egyptian court of law. He had that white towel over his head while he was relaying commands to Al-Si si. Brilliant tactic, play nearly dead for months...vital signs going, vital signs improving, vital signs going again...

If he plays it smart, he gathers up his stolen wealth with his sons and scoots out of Egypt on his private plane to wherever they will grant him asylum. In the meantime the Generals outlaw the MB and put them back under the iron fist, just as Nasser, Sadat and Mubarak did.

Poor little MB diddums, waited 80 years to seize power and managed to hold onto to it for 12 months...awww shucks Morsi! Talk about wasted opportunities...

10 posted on 08/19/2013 6:02:42 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Real Cynic No More

The Egyptians should top this issue with fudge sauce and a cherry on top:

After releasing Mubarak from his cell, transfer Morsi into it.


11 posted on 08/19/2013 6:02:42 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: don-o

Another foreign policy success for the Golfer-in-Chief?


12 posted on 08/19/2013 6:04:47 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: C210N

“After releasing Mubarak from his cell, transfer Morsi into it.”

There’s some speculation about Morsi’s condition. Kind of like Schrodinger’s cat. We won’t know until they open the box.


13 posted on 08/19/2013 6:07:38 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: skeeter

This is what is commonly called “up yours” in certail areas of Chicago. I bet his excellency is beyond POed at this point. I frankly love it. What our illustrious GOP cannot find the way to do, we have to rely upon those outside the US to do it for us, like Putin. Now if we could get the Mexicans to be worked up about the fast and furious guns to Mexico still killing their citizens, perhaps we can get some foreign intervention for the guy who loves to listen to the world courts and UN over our founders intent.


14 posted on 08/19/2013 6:19:26 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: don-o

This is a wise move by the anti-Morsi crowd.

Mubarak still has strong ties to the Egyptian military. Lots of friends. Lots of loyalty.

He also has a long history of diplomatic relations with other countries.

He also represents stability in Egypt. He was very corrupt and evil, but stable. Egypt needs stability.


15 posted on 08/19/2013 6:29:25 AM PDT by kidd
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To: don-o

16 posted on 08/19/2013 7:07:33 AM PDT by McGruff (I need a new party.)
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To: don-o

“Better to have an SOB whose corruption is known and whose interests can be synched with ours that to give free reign to Islamist crusaders. This is how it used to work. Ref: Hussein, Assad, Qadiddi...”

“Our interest” that is, Obama’s... IS in sync with the Islamist crusaders.


17 posted on 08/19/2013 7:08:00 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Netz

Once this starts looking like an effort to put Mubarak back in power, it’ll fail. Obama, McCain, the EU, and all the other dhimmis will have the piece de resistance they’ve been looking for.


18 posted on 08/19/2013 7:09:03 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: don-o

Woah — who didn’t see that coming.


19 posted on 08/19/2013 7:29:14 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: don-o

I am glad to hear this because I feel both Christians and Israel are safer with him in power...not that he will be put in charge, but it shows the power struggle over there is going in the right direction.
What really surprises me is that Putin is happy about this news too. Seems I sure do agree with Putin an awful lot lately, now that’s scary.


20 posted on 08/19/2013 7:34:47 AM PDT by slipper (The best is yet to come)
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To: don-o

I am glad to hear this because I feel both Christians and Israel are safer with him in power...not that he will be put in charge, but it shows the power struggle over there is going in the right direction.
What really surprises me is that Putin is happy about this news too. Seems I sure do agree with Putin an awful lot lately, now that’s scary.


21 posted on 08/19/2013 7:35:21 AM PDT by slipper (The best is yet to come)
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To: slipper

That’s because Putin shares far more values with you (and me) than do most of the voters and leaders of America, not to mention the MSM and all of the rest.

Now THAT is what is truly scarey...


22 posted on 08/19/2013 8:08:11 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: kidd

The current generation of Muslims doesn’t deserve Democracy or Republican government.

They deserve whatever despot seizes power.


23 posted on 08/19/2013 11:37:44 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: wiggen; Netz
At one point and perhaps yet he was quite ill.

I actually thought he'd passed. Remarkable.

24 posted on 08/19/2013 12:03:47 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jane Long

we won’t tell him.


25 posted on 08/19/2013 12:24:02 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Jane Long

We still don’t know Mubarek has NOT actually died. Recall the way Venezuela lied to the world about Hugo Chavez. Whatever the tactic, I like bringing Mubarek back into the picture. I don’t know how healthy he would be, or if one of his sons now jailed could be sprung out to hold office, having been officially ‘blessed’ by Papi Mubarek. The Egyptians have now realized their mistake in putting these monsters in power, but it may be too late to keep the country as one nation.


26 posted on 08/19/2013 1:03:35 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell; wiggen

Is Generalissimo Francisco Franco Still Dead?


27 posted on 08/19/2013 1:05:34 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: don-o

Obama is sooo influential! Lol.


28 posted on 08/19/2013 10:54:15 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Pan_Yan

“There’s some speculation about Morsi’s condition. Kind of like Schrodinger’s cat. We won’t know until they open the box.”

Thanks to my favorite funny time watching non rewarding tv show, the “Big Bang Theory!”.. I know about Schodinger’s cat thanks to Sheldon explaining it to Penny.


29 posted on 08/20/2013 1:23:30 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozoliar and his thugs in his outhouse lie 24/7/365. They are unable to tell the truth.)
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