Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dear GCC Please Stand with us

You must excuse me but it is natural to have a lot of rumors nowadays and some of these rumors can be actually true whether fully or partially.
According to an email circulating Some Kuwaiti newspaper claims that Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries have threatened the AFC to pull their investments from the country and get rid from Egyptian expats in GCC if Hosni Mubarak or any member of his family was prosecuted !? 
I did not find the news itself at El-Dar Kuwaiti newspaper The El-Dar newspaper says that the GCC can't forget how Mubarak sent the Egyptian army to fight the Iraqis in the Gulf War 2 !! Well actually those who fought were the Egyptian people not Mubarak !!
The newspaper goes far and says that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia said that it was disgraceful to attack Mubarak !!


Alaa Al Aswany also wrote about this in his column in Al Masry Al Youm making many Egyptians furious as they felt that they are under direct attack , their rights and freedom are under attack as some have told me.
I met people in the past 24 hours believed that dangerous accusation and believe the AFC should be honest with the Egyptian people and tell them what is really going on. If the GCC blackmails us then we should know. All the people agreed on the following : We want to prosecute the Mubaraks even if it costs us the GCC investments and our expats.
In the first place I do not understand why the Gulf countries stand with the Mubaraks when they are accused of stealing our money including the aids the GCC countries used to give to the Egyptian people. The employees of the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis say that once Sheikha Fatimah , the widow of Sheikh Zeyad stayed there for a month and decided to reward the employees and workers there for their hospitality. She left for them a huge sum of money , a 6 numbers sum in dollars and all what the employees and workers got was LE50 bonus !! The employees and workers of presidential palaces reveal every week in the media how cheap Hosni and Suzanne Mubarak used to be.
I hope that this is untrue because this is not what we expect from our Arab brothers and allies. There is no doubt that the delay in prosecuting Mubarak and restoring back his family's billions abroad are enforcing the rumor. The Mubaraks' bank accounts are said to be transferred from Europe to Saudi Arabia and UAE to be specific. The AFC and Egyptian Cabinet should officially ask the the GCC for any Mubarak's bank account there in public to put an end for these speculations.
I think that the delay is actually a deal between Mubarak and the AFC's generals in return of stepping down , it is not the GCC but rather the AFC , of course this is my own assumption. 

3 comments:

  1. @Zeinobia -- American Football Conference? Glendale Community College? For the uninitiated it would be helpful to explain acronyms on first use. I have Googled and sent your links through Google Translate and I am none the wiser.

    Example from Wikipedia showing standard editorial practice of spelling out on first use and using the acronym thereafter:

    "The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). This conference and its counterpart, the National Football Conference (NFC), currently contain 16 teams each, making up the 32 teams of the NFL.

    The American Football Conference originated as the American Football League (AFL), which joined with the NFL in the AFL–NFL merger of 1970. As such most of its teams originally played in the AFL, while three others were NFL teams that were added to the AFC to equalize the number of franchises, and another three are more recent expansion teams.
    "

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  2. Why would the AFC have needed to make a deal with Mubarak? If the military's top officials told him to go, he would have had no choice, just like in Tunisia.

    No, the rulers of the GCC are the only true friends Mubarak has in the world, and they're proving it.

    The AFC don't care about Mubarak; in fact, they (and their American bosses) have decided to throw him in the fire and save the rest of the old regime.

    That's why they're torturing demonstrators and letting criminals and terrorists go. That's why the media and the universities and the state-run enterprises are still in the hands of Mubarak regime puppets. That's why, despite the propaganda, we're still living in a dictatorship.

    Throw a piece of poisoned meat to the dogs, then rob the house at your leisure.

    It's the same tactic they used in the referendum: give people the illusion of democracy, the chance to vote "yes" or "no" on a few useless amendments, unleash the salafists and the MB, then sit back and watch as the dumb people "democratically" bring back a constitutional dictatorship.

    All the "good citizens" will be too busy obeying their military saviors' orders and celebrating their "freedom" to notice.

    Until it's too late.

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  3. If this is true, then it really shows the one-track-mindedness and irrationality of those Arab leaders. Kick out all Egyptian workers? As if this would not have any negative repercussions on their economy. Plus, it shows that they continue to be an ocean apart from their people. Can't they see that their people may/will not happy with such a step? Only saying that they're allegedly saying should make their people angry with them.
    Finally, why don't they watch their own backs for the time being?

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