Egyptian Chronicles: #Nov28 , Acquitting #Mubarak and returning back to #Tahrir

Sunday, November 30, 2014

#Nov28 , Acquitting #Mubarak and returning back to #Tahrir

I knew that he would be acquitted, all the indications were saying so but nothing prepared me for how I felt after knowing that the criminal court acquitted ousted president Mubarak and his cronies from ministry of interior's generals from the killing of the protesters . The corruption charges against and his sons were also dropped.

I knew that this was going to happen but I could not take it. Crying all day morning and trying to think rationally later made it hard for me to write anything here in the blog. I cried despite I knew that Mubarak would be acquitted because of Gulf States' support to the current regime. I did not expect that El-Adly and his cronies would be acquitted in that way despite I had hints and tips that they would be acquitted.

Things were developing too fast. In few hours we had the first Mubarak's interview , first Mubarak's selfie with some army officer as well the first ex-police generals' interviews where they wondered who killed the protesters in 25 January revolution.


Later the Judge released to the media the court's reasoning where he did not mention why he acquitted Mubarak and gang. Interestingly despite he praised 25 January revolution on air during the court session calling presidency to compensate the victims' families, he says that the 25 January revolution was a foreign plot.

Of course that foreign plot was supported the army and its commanders then including Egypt's current president now. It was a tough day for me with all those updates coming here and there.

I suddenly remembered the emotional letter of Rihanna Jabbari, the Iranian girl who was executed from couple of months ago for murdering an officer attempted to rape her. I remember that part and suddenly knew why that letter spread like fire among the Pro-Revolutionary youth in Egypt.

" The world did not love us. It did not want my fate. And now I am giving in to it and embracing death. Because in the court of God I will charge the inspectors, I will charge the judge, and the judges of the country’s Supreme Court."

Yes the world did not love us


What happened today confirmed my theory that the pseudo-Islamic revolution's security hypertension of 28 November wasn't for that Islamic uprising but rather for Mubarak's revolution. No one would dare to protest the court's ruling especially the mainstream media began to market on how we should respect the court's rulings..etc. The mainstream media also asks now an important question : Who killed the protesters across Egypt during the early 18 days of the Egyptian revolution ??

Interestingly some journalists say that several newspapers got orders from mount Olympus to ask this question like Youm 7 and Tahrir Daily newspapers

Now despite the regime made it sure that no one would dare and go to the streets all over Egypt , few dared to remind us that there is a revolution in this country. In Alexandria and Suez small rallies of Pro-revolution groups surprised everybody. Yes they were dispersed by the police but at least they broke that taboo. Of course the biggest taboo to be broken today was at the edge of Tahrir square.

Despite Tahrir square is sealed off by army tanks , 5 young protesters went stood at Tahrir square's entrance from Abdel Moneim Riyad square holding banners and chanting against Mubarak and El-Sisi in defiance. Sooner they were joined by tens then dozens then hundreds of young protesters. Mostly from Non-Islamist protesters , the protest reached to more than thousand for the first time on the edge of Tahrir.

The protesters chanted against El-Sisi , Mubarak , Morsi and military rule. It was like a deja-vu according to my friends who went there.


The MB supporters were not allowed with their chants. Despite I had my fears from that protest to be more of a vent , I felt that it was a slap on the face of many.

Most TV channels ignored the protest where as Al Jazeera transferred on air through bambuser.

Of course it was dispersed by force earlier than expected as usual using tear gases, water cannon and as bird-shots and allegedly live ammunition.


I think the MOI had to disperse because the same old revolutionaries began to speak about a sit in online in social media. Also it began to grow in size. People began to watch it from October bridge and Pro-Revolution Zamalek sports club White Ultras Knights ignored the football game tonight and joined the protest. That protest had to be dispersed.

Amazingly dozens of Pro El-Sisi supporters were celebrating Tahrir square yesterday and nothing happened to them.

Of course the Ministry of interior issued a statement claiming that they had to disperse the protest after it was infiltrated by members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood who hurled rocks at the security forces. That's what the MOI claims and according to eye witnesses from reports the MB supporters were not welcomed in the protest nor anyone had attacked the security forces.

Now there are 3 people reportedly killed in today's dispersal including a 13 years old boy. Of course the MOI will claim that it is not responsible. I do not know if the Pro-Revolutionary protesters would return to Tahrir square or not.

I do not know what will happen next and I do not have high expectations but I know the youth are frustrated and angry. I am frustrated and angry.


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  1. I knew that this was going to happen but I could not take it. Crying all day morning and trying to think rationally later made it hard for me to write anything here in the blog. I cried despite I knew that Mubarak would be acquitted because of Gulf States' support to the current regime.

    I am truly sorry.

    I think people will be most shocked that nobody will have to pay for the hundreds he killed during the Arab Spring, but for me the most shocking thing he and his family are getting away with is the theft from Egypt of 70 billion USD. That's about $875 from every Egyptian man, woman and child. If he bought gold with it, and had it cast into the shape of a cube, the cube would be 4.59 meters on edge, according to Wolfram Alpha. That is theft on a staggering scale.

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    1. The 70 billion US$ is a canard annonces by the Guardian at the time. It was challenges at the time ( right after the 2011 revolution ) by Egyptian journalists attending somesort of training seminar by the Guardian chief. After enquiring the source, the Guardian admitted the mistake, declared the news a canard and apologized and congratulated the trainees on their rigor. However the damage endured.

      Even if one assume a 5 percent kickback on big projects, for the 5 percent to reach 70 billions would exceed by far the sum of all projects undertaken since Napoleon in Egypt, in today dollars. It is this101 reality Check that alerted the journalists trainees.


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    2. Re: source for 70 billions dollars theft:
      http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/mar/21/open-door-egypt-revolution-press

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    3. Here is Anonymous's source lit up:

      http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/mar/21/open-door-egypt-revolution-press

      Thank you, Anonymous. Forbes agrees with you.

      http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryadolan/2011/02/07/estimates-of-hosni-mubaraks-extreme-wealth-appear-exaggerated-and-unproven/

      Looking around, I see two sorts of claims circulating about Mubarak's accumulated wealth. On the one hand, there's the claim of 70 billion (sometimes 40 to 70 billion), and on the other hand the counter claim that 40 to 70 billion is a great exaggeration. I'm not seeing anywhere a precise authoritative revised claim. I wish I were. "A great exaggeration" could mean 1 or 2 or 20 billion. The Egyptian people deserve a thorough accounting.

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    1. Who exactly is frustrated and angry? You personally? You and some of your Islamic State comrades?

      PRO TIP: Just write "We are frustrated and angry."

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    2. The "Islamic State" members probably are not frustrated and do not care about the verdict. They consider anyone who believes in the possible existence of democracy to be deluded fools that are supposedly getting the fate the deserve. They claim that their belief in the superiority of the bullet box over the ballot has been vindicated. IS groupies never thought the Arab Spring was a viable means of changes political orders.

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  3. If the judge had decided that Mubarak was guilty, then the same would be true for General/President Sisi when he also was responsible for deciding to kill many demonstrators and torturing others. :( They had no choice otherwise, the finger would be placed on them in power now. They are all in the same "bag" so to speak.

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  4. And people wonder why Egypt's economy cannot evolve into something capable of advancement or why militancy remains a constant problem despite brutal strategies allegedly meant to quell it? Look no further than here.

    Any society that rewards murderers, thieves, opponents of justice, and law breakers and puts them on a pedestal from which to rule naturally is not going to be able to solve its problems.

    Aid geared toward supposedly helping these dictatorships stimulate their economies or to support "counterterrorism" is futile if they continue to disingenuously foment the problems plaguing their countries.

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  5. We Never Saw Any Of That In The Time Of Nasser RHA.

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    1. Nasser was filth. Here are some of his crimes against Egyptians and Arabs in general:

      1. Betraying Mohd Naguib and Abdel Hakim Amer, he was the first to set the standards of betrayal, treachery, exclusion and tyranny in modern Egyptian politics. Sisi is just continuing that tradition.

      2. Even though Arab unity was one of the main slogans of the 1952 revolution, Nasser was the first to create and fund the separatists movements in Arab countries, from Libya to Yemen to Sudan.

      3. By hanging Sayyed Qutb, he set the standard of executing and killing of opposition and thinkers, corrupting the judiciary to give him a legal framework for the crimes he wants to commit. Egyptian judicial system is just continuing that tradition.

      4. Do I even need to comment on how the Egyptian army fared under his rule? Did it win any wars?

      5. I can continue until this post becomes too long to read, if it is not already. Can you name me one good thing Nasser did?

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    2. The SOB Nasser recruited ex-Nazi war criminals to establish his Mukhabarat or secret police and other oppressive departments in the government. These departments are very well in existence today.
      Here are some of their names:
      Joachim Däumling, former Gestapo chief in Düsseldorf, and later engaged in SS operations in Croatia. He was employed to set up the Egyptian secret service along the lines of the SS Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Himmler's Reich Security Main Office); he was helped by the former Gestapo chief of Warsaw who organised the security police.
      SS General Oskar Dirlewanger, chief of the infamous SS penal brigade;
      SS Major Eugen Eichberger, battalion-commander in the Dirlewanger brigade;
      SS Colonel Leopold Gleim, chief of the Gestapo department for Jewish affairs in Poland;
      SS Lieutenant Colonel Bernhard Bender, Gestapo official in Poland the USSR, whose knowledge of Yiddish enabled him to penetrate Jewish underground organisations;
      SS General Heinrich Selimann, Gestapo chief in Ulm;
      SS Major Schmalstich, Gestapo liaison officer to French collaborationists and organizer of Jewish transports from Paris to Auschwitz;
      SS Major Seipal, Gestapo official in Paris;
      SS General Alois Moser, a war criminal who was involved in the extermination of the Soviet Jews in the Ukraine;
      SS officer Johannes von Leers (1902-1963), who had been responsible for anti-Semitic campaigns at Goebbels' propaganda ministry;
      SS officer, Alois Brunner, who had held senior position in Adolph Eichmann's "Jewish Department", and is now believed to be living under the protection of the Syrian secret police in Damascus;
      SS Major Walter Bollman, Nazi espionage chief in Britain before the war, and also involved in crimes against humanity and genocide against the Jews of the Ukraine;
      SS official Louis Heiden, who was transferred to the Egyptian press office during the war;
      Franz Bartel, and "old fighter" in the early days of the NSDAP in Germany, and Gestapo officer;
      Walter Birgal, an SS officer from Leipzig;
      Erich Bunz, a former SA major and expert in the "Jewish Question";
      Albert Thielemann, a regional SS chief in Bohemia;
      SS Captain Wilhelm Böckler, a war criminal who had precipitated in the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto;
      Wehrmacht General Wilhelm Fahrmbacher, who took over the central planning staff in Cairo . . . .

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  6. Jason: That was very rude of you to do to another poster (eye roll here) :(

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    1. Not sure what you mean. Another post? You've done like three yourself in this thread, Deb.

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  7. I'm also frustrated for the Egyptian people :(

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  8. This is exactly why Sisi is not going to voluntarily leave the presidency, at least not without appointed a trusted crony nutcase to replace himself. A democratically elected president and parliament would likely place Sisi on trial with great alacrity. Even more dangerously, they might choose to make Egypt and full party to the ICC. Should that happen, Sisi will join other murderous dictators who have been tried by that court; it would become impossible for feloul to block cases from being brought against him. Imagine how ignominious these scumbags deem such a conclusion to be.

    Terrorists like Sisi cannot afford to step down. They saw how close of a shave Mubarak experienced. The are aware of what happened to Charles Taylor, Milosevic, Qaddafi, Saddam Hussein, and others.

    Sisi's end will come when he is physically extracted from the presidential chair or when he flees in disgrace to Saudi Arabia or the Emirates. Egypt will need to demand his extradition if that happens.

    The idea that Egypt will evolve into any sort of democracy with these goons in charge is nonsensical.

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  9. Time to rise again Egyptians!!!!

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  10. يقتل القتيل و يمشي في جنازته.

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    1. That's a pithy remark. "Kill the victim and walk in his funeral" according to Google Translate. Is that an Arabic saying? I've never heard it before and I don't know how it applies to the present discussion. Here's my wild guess, probably wrong: Egyptians who criticize Nasser are hypocritical, for they enjoy the fruits of his presidency even today.

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    2. Wrong! Pro-coup "liberals" now crying about this verdict; a direct consequence of the coup.

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    3. I see. Thank you for the explanation, Mostafa!

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    4. Have the liberals finally realized that the fascists are out to kill them?

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  11. I wonder how much Mubarak and company paid the Egyptian authorities for the declaration of their 'innocence' and eventual release?

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  12. And another Sisi sponsored war crime/terrorist attack is committed in Libya, this against the Amazigh population of Zuwara. Sisi's pro-Mubarak goons attacked a food warehouse, a chemical factory, and a fishing site, killing and wounding number of civilians.

    Sisi eventually needs to be tried for war crimes committed not only in Egypt, but in Libya as well.

    Sisi is a confirmed terrorist/sponsor and supporter of terrorists. Sisi is hated by huge numbers of Amazigh (many consider him a racist) and others in North Africa but he just can't seem to allow that fact to penetrate his skull.

    Mitiga airport in Tripoli, in response to recent Sisi-assisted terror attack on the site (hitting civilian houses nearby), has barred entry to Egyptian nationals.

    So far, supporters of Sisi/Mubarak fascism have committed terrorist attacks against civilian targets in Tripoli, Gharyan, Zuwara, and Sabratha.

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