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2 years ago  ::  Jun 26, 2012 - 12:26PM #1
rocketjsquirell
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this is probably not the best sign in the world.


Ahmed Shafiq flees Egypt following Islamist election victory
Former prime minister is reportedly accompanied by his daughters and grandchildren

CAIRO (AP) — Ahmed Shafiq, Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister and loser of the presidential runoff, left Egypt Tuesday with most of his family for the United Arab Emirates hours after the prosecutor general opened an investigation into allegations he wasted public funds during his 8-year term as a civil aviation minister in the ousted regime.

An airport official said Shafiq flew to Abu Dhabi at dawn with two of his three daughters and three grandchildren. His campaign told the daily al-Masry al-Youm that he left for a short visit and he will return after doing a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. The campaign said he was planning to start a new political party.

The United Arab Emirates has offered a haven to other members of Mubarak’s old regime. Earlier this month, the most senior old regime figure not jailed or on trial, former spy chief and Vice President Omar Suleiman, left for Abu Dhabi.
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www.timesofisrael.com/ahmed-shafiq-flees...

So what do you think? Pilgrimage or getting the heck out of Dodge?
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2 years ago  ::  Jun 26, 2012 - 2:06PM #2
Merope
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Well, obviously getting the heck out of Dodge!  But of course it wouldn't be wise for him to say so. 


Leaving the country is a smart move for him; IMO he'd end up being convicted and spending much of the rest of his life in prison - and living under a continual cloud, fighting charges, etc., up until that point.  No question his family would suffer, too.


At this point, speaking Egypt-wide, it's hard for me to assess to what degree the country is being and will be run by SCAF and to what degree the county will be run by the new civilian government.  I really don't know whether or to what degree Morsi's government would be interested in, uh, housecleaning former members of the Mubarak regime.  I'm thinking SCAF would have more of an interest in doing so.  But I don't really know.


 

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 26, 2012 - 3:01PM #3
browbeaten
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The threat of an investigation also removes Shafiq from creating a new party.


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2 years ago  ::  Jun 26, 2012 - 3:05PM #4
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Jun 26, 2012 -- 12:26PM, rocketjsquirell wrote:

this is probably not the best sign in the world.


Ahmed Shafiq flees Egypt following Islamist election victory
Former prime minister is reportedly accompanied by his daughters and grandchildren

CAIRO (AP) — Ahmed Shafiq, Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister and loser of the presidential runoff, left Egypt Tuesday with most of his family for the United Arab Emirates hours after the prosecutor general opened an investigation into allegations he wasted public funds during his 8-year term as a civil aviation minister in the ousted regime.

An airport official said Shafiq flew to Abu Dhabi at dawn with two of his three daughters and three grandchildren. His campaign told the daily al-Masry al-Youm that he left for a short visit and he will return after doing a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. The campaign said he was planning to start a new political party.

The United Arab Emirates has offered a haven to other members of Mubarak’s old regime. Earlier this month, the most senior old regime figure not jailed or on trial, former spy chief and Vice President Omar Suleiman, left for Abu Dhabi.
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full article:
www.timesofisrael.com/ahmed-shafiq-flees...

So what do you think? Pilgrimage or getting the heck out of Dodge?



 


>>>>>>> this guy worked for the last dictator (And good friend of Israel) Mubarak. He has some charges of corruptions against him. So he went for a "Vacation" in the U.A.E.


 


Let us see how this one unfolds...

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 26, 2012 - 4:49PM #5
rocketjsquirell
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With friends like that, who needs enemies?


You have a funny definition of friend there BDboy

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