Egypt: the new Haiti? Both Aristide and Mubarak were accused of being corrupt.
Mubarak made Egypt peaceful and more prosperous.
Mubarak is very rich, but so also is the Bush family in the USA.
Most of the leaders in the Gulf region have made fortunes from their links to western companies.
Egypt has had torture, but so also has the USA; the chief torturers work for the USA.
Toppling Saddam did not help Iraq.
Toppling the Shah did not help Iran.
The toppling of Mubarak has already done great damage to Egypt.
* Growth may fall to as low as 1%
* Big price rises
* Investment outflows of up to $1 bln a day
* Key tourism revenues take "big hit" (Egypt inflation to rise ...)
Egyptians by mshamma
Many Egyptians supported Mubarak, particularly in the villages.
Mubarak defended Christians in Egypt, according to His Holiness Shenuda III', the Coptic Pope.
El Soryani is a Coptic Bishop and he strongly supports Mubarak (EGYPT: COPTIC BISHOP: WE SUPPORT MUBARAK.)
In Alexandria people painted over anti-Mubarak graffiti. (Many In Egypt's Ancient Alexandria Support Mubarak : NPR)
One piece of graffiti that declared: The people want to try Mubarak, now reads: The people want Mubarak.
Some Alexandrians say they feared going outside because of pro-Mubarak bullies.
Cairo today, by Kodak Agfa
"Today Giza is empty - and horse guides like Farag abu Ghanim, who has 25 employees and 35 horses, are in trouble.
"'From where we feed our family?' asked Farag. 'And from where we feed these horses?'
"A horse costs almost $10 a day to feed - Farag has already gone into debt to pay for them. Many more are like him - tourism accounts for one out of every ten jobs in Egypt...
"In central Cairo, shop owners like Abdul al-Sunni say their business is down 70 percent - he is not earning enough to feed his family."Egypt by faelius
What lies ahead for Egypt, if so called 'democratic' elections are held?
1. There could be a weak coalition government which may contain the CIA's Muslim Brotherhood.
Rajab Hilal Hamida, a member of the Brotherhood in Egypt's parliament, has said:
"From my point of view, Bin Ladin, al-Zawahiri and al-Zarqawi are not terrorists in the sense accepted by some. I support all their activities." (a Cautionary Note)
This Muslim Brotherhood guy is spouting CIA-Mossad propaganda intended to weaken countries like Egypt.
2. A new Egyptian president may quickly be undermined by acts of false flag terrorism, accusations of government corruption, and disputes with the military.
3. The majority of the Egyptian population will become MUCH poorer and there could be serious malnutrition.
The middle classes will lose some of their savings.
4. There is a risk that Israel will grab the Sinai.
There is a risk that Egypt will be balkanised.
5. Eventually a new leader may emerge.
He could be an American-trained general or even a member of the CIA's Muslim Brotherhood.
Egypt by faelius
Indonesia had a CIA 'people power' revolution in 1998.
This was followed by years of dire poverty and much violence.
Now Indonesia is ruled by an American-trained general who once worked for Suharto.
Indonesia is now being invaded by a less-liberal form of Islam and the poor are still struggling.
Most of the 'corrupt' people are still in place - civil servants, police, judges, generals, businessmen and politicians.
Recent visitors to Indonesia have been George Soros and Nat Rothschild.
Egypt by Kaobanga
According to Irannewsnow (SNAP ANALYSIS: Elbaradei, The Muslim Brotherhood, and a Cautionary Note):
"After the 1979 revolution in Iran, the secularists and the various religious groups united to form a coalition government.
"Within a year, the Islamic Republic party (two of the members of which were Rafsanjani and Khamenei) completely took control and turned Iran into a totalitarian state in the guise of a so-called 'Islamic' republic that took away many of the hard-earned rights that Iranians had gained in the last century...
"I would like to remind people that when Khomeini came to Iran he promised freedom, democracy and human rights...
"In fact, one of the members of the Muslim Brotherhood, involved in the assassination of former liberal Egyptian President Anwar Saddat, is Ayman Al-Zawahiri, one of the leaders of Al Qaeda."
So, the CIA got rid of Sadat as well.
"During the height of the revolution in Iran in 79, the Islamists burned a cinema in Tehran full of people, massacring the people in side (The Rex Cinema Massacre).
"They were able to successfully blame the government of the Shah for this, and they leveraged the anger of the people to further their own position." (SNAP ANALYSIS: Elbaradei, The Muslim Brotherhood, and a Cautionary Note)
The 1979 toppling of the Shah was of course the work of the CIA.
(KHOMEINI - AN AGENT OF THE US AND UK GOVERNMENTS) ?
There are poor people in Egypt. But, this photo shows Chicago in the USA.
Life expectancy in Egypt is 70.1 years, the same as in many parts of the USA.
Unemployment in Egypt is LOWER than in the USA.
Some figures (Egypt.):
1. Between 1980 and 2007 Egypt’s Human Development Index (HDI) rose 42%.
2. Egypt’s average annual HDI growth was 10th fastest worldwide and almost double the global average.
3. Between 2005 & 2008 Poverty, as defined by those living under $2/day, fell over 11%
4. Only 16% of the population now live on less than $2 per day.
5. The Gini Index, the international measure of wealth inequality, fell 7% between 1999 & 2007.
6. The share of the poorest 10% in national income rose 5% and the share of richest 10% fell 6% in the same period.
The ratio of the wealth of the richest to the poorest 10% also fell 10%.
Egypt - school bus, by coalvillestation
Egypt has enjoyed economic growth averaging 4%–5% over the past 25 years.
The Egyptian economy was expected to grow at 6.1% in 2010/11. (Egypt - African Economic Outlook)
"Egypt held up well during the first round of the global financial crisis thanks to its reformed banking sector and low integration into global financial markets as a whole." (Egypt - African Economic Outlook)