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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby knapplc » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:08 pm

They fought the law.

And they won. ;-D
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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby urbanbreez » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:19 pm

The British Guardian newspaper cites Middle Eastern sources placing the wealth of Mubarak and his family at somewhere between $40 billion and $70 billion. That's a pretty good pension for government work. The world's richest man--Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim--is worth about $54 billion, by comparison. Bill Gates is close behind, with a net worth of about $53 billion.


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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:29 pm

Gov't said that figure was ridiculous. He's probably worth $2B-$3B.

Which obv sucks.
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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby dAnzac » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:39 pm

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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby wrveres » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:18 am

knapplc wrote:They fought the law.

And they won. ;-D

its not over.

far from it.
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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby AquaMan2342 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:26 am

wrveres wrote:
knapplc wrote:They fought the law.

And they won. ;-D

its not over.

far from it.


Agreed. IIRC, Egypt runs their elections via parliamentary law, correct? If that's the case, this Muslim Brotherhood might be next in line for leadership given they are about the only group within Egypt with any semblance of organization right now. If that was to happen, this would be a net loss for everyone involved over the long run.
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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby Pogotheostrich » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:46 pm

wrveres wrote:
knapplc wrote:They fought the law.

And they won. ;-D

its not over.

far from it.


No where near. Now the military is in control. There is a long road ahead.
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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby Tavish » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:36 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:
wrveres wrote:
knapplc wrote:They fought the law.

And they won. ;-D

its not over.

far from it.


Agreed. IIRC, Egypt runs their elections via parliamentary law, correct? If that's the case, this Muslim Brotherhood might be next in line for leadership given they are about the only group within Egypt with any semblance of organization right now. If that was to happen, this would be a net loss for everyone involved over the long run.

Why a net loss for everyone or do you mean a net loss for the US? A net loss for everyone would be if things go like the Iran revolution did where they turn around and end up with a Khomeini-like in power and traded one dictatorship for another. There are some fundamental differences I think in the people's will between the 79 Iranian revolution and the Egyptian protests that will prevent that from happening. I also think there will be a major difference in the role foreign democracies will try and play in the further development of the Egyptian democracy instead of sitting on their hands like they did with Iran.
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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby AquaMan2342 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:30 pm

Perhaps eventually for the Egyptian people too if the wrong people (Muslim Brotherhood) come into control. Hamas is practically a Palestinian offshoot of the Brotherhood and we are all aware of how violent they have been in the past.
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Re: the battle for Cairo

Postby knapplc » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:22 pm

Yes, the war is not over. But they won a battle - a major battle. It is not wrong to declare victory here. I never said it was over, just that they got Mubarak out of power.
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