Sunday, January 30, 2011

Jihan Fadel's co-star flees to London


It is reported that Egyptian popular music star and actor Amr Diab has fled Egypt for London aboard his private jet.


Amr Diab co-starred with Jihan Fadel in the 1992 hit movie Ice Cream in Gleem. The two of them can be seen sitting in a stairwell at 4:50 in the embedded video above.

Gamal Mubarak is also reported to have fled to London. 64 private jets have taken off from Cairo in the past two days.

Mohamed El Naschie's excitable brother Said Elnashaie is probably setting fires and looting museums. Said's El-Ghad party boss Ayman Nour got hit in the head with a stone on Friday.



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About Said Elnashaie:


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20 comments:

  1. Mubarak just gave a speech saying he won't run again. This implies he plans to remain in power until the next election. Analysts are saying this is unlikely to satisfy protesters. Mubarak also says he's not leaving the country.

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  2. Gunfire in Mahatit Masr Square, Alexandria shown live on Al Jazeera English live feed.

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  3. Obama just gave a short speech saying an orderly transition "must begin now".

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  4. If Mubarak said that he won't run again 2 weeks ago he would have gone as a heroic figure. Now it's just too little too late. Especially after all those who have been killed. Also his speech did more harm than good, That's because:

    1.He did not mention the people who have been killed in the protests at all. So far, more than 300 people have lost their lives with speculations that the actual number is much more than that. It is difficult to know for sure the actual number without internet or cell phones. For a president to ignore all these death tolls is insulting, to say the least.

    2.He implicitly delivered the message that the people have to choose between his system or total chaos. This message was confirmed when only minutes after his speech hundreds of armed men attacked the protesters. And BTW, this happened in many places not only Alexandria.

    3.The speech is full of ridiculous lies that only increased the anger of the protesters. He said that he decided not to enter the election long time ago, which is simply ridiculous. All NDP members have said that Mubarak is their candidate in the coming elections and he kept silent about it all this time. Also he said that he is now convinced that article 76 in the constitution should be changed (that article that guarantees that only the NDP candidate, either Mubarak or his son, and few other puppets parties can even enter the election. and that no international supervising of the elections can occur). Although only few months ago, he and his party totally ignored the opposition demand of changing this article.

    I think it's only a matter of days for him to join Ben Ali. El Naschie, as well as the editors of Al Ahram, Rosa Alyousef, and all other state run newspapers, will have to find a new master. Or perhaps if they still have some blood in their faces they would quit journalism all together, who knows.

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  5. Hossam, thank you for the analysis. I have been watching the Al Jazeera live feed a lot. One protester expressed annoyance that Obama didn't criticize or even mention the Internet shutdown.

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  6. To tell you the truth Jasson, A lot of Egyptian voices are frustrated that the American administration did not show the expected support for the people since the beginning of the protests, given that Mubarak had been a "good ally" for the U S (to use Biden own words). They did not expect double standards from a country that is always announcing it's all for freedom and democracy. But I see this is changing now after Obama's last speech. I think he made himself clear with the "begin now" comment.

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  7. There are reports Mubarak has socked away about 4 x 10^10 US dollars in Swiss banks etc. A complete kleptocrat. I hope Egypt can claw that money back somehow. US aid to Egypt is only 1.5 x 10^9 per year.

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  8. It seems that Blogger ate your last comment :)

    That's a lot of stealing. And yes the US aid is not the major contribution to that money. I think robbing the private sector and selling the state's major industries with little money in exchange for a huge bribery are the majors. All in all, I personally won't be sad if he kept that money but fled the country as soon as possible. Trading his dictatorship with that amount of money seems a good deal for me.

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  9. Damn, there were two comments stuck in the spam filter. Thanks for the headsup.

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  10. 4 x 10^10 dollars in gold would be a cube of edge 3.64 meters according to Wolfram Alpha. It's not acceptable to just let him take it. If the Swiss don't cough it up I'd support an Operation Alpine Storm to recover it. ;)

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  11. Egypt is back online! Zeinobia is blogging up a storm. I just saw incredible video of horses and camels charging a crowd, crowds clashing etc.

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  12. That crowd on horses and camels, these are police individuals and payed criminals attacking the protesters with teargases, Molotov bombs and even rubber ammunition. This is Mubarak's revenge. This is what he meant by "either my system or chaos". He is determined to burn the country before leaving.

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  13. The riders did not have it entirely their own way, apparently. In one video horsemen were pulled from their mounts and beaten.

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  14. Commenters on Egyptian Chronicles report "the thugs attacked the field hospital in Tahrir square and killed 2 volunteer physicians" and "Army is confiscating food and medicine from volunteer citizens destined to the youth in Tahrir square. The army is openly helping and supporting Mubarak's thugs." A terrible development if true. The anti-Mubarak protesters got along wonderfully with the army during the first few days.

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  15. It is difficult to predict the army's next move. The highest ranks in the army are totally loyal to Mubarak while the rest of the army are representative of a natural cross section of the Egyptian people. The army is generally respected in Egypt comparing to the security forces. This army, from its start 200 years ago, never assaulted the Egyptian people. This task was left to the police and security forces. So on one hand the army tries to stay loyal to Mubarak and his regime, and on the other he doesn't want to lose its reputation as a respected organization. Specially that the Mubarak regime may well end very soon. That's why the army keeps sending conflicting signs about his loyalty.

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  16. I can't take my eyes off the live feed from Tahrir Square. It has taken on symbolic importance as a piece of ground to be defended.

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  17. Nice big pics of Tahrir Square I found on Google Earth. 1, 2.

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  18. Zeinobia reports Gamal Mubarak will not run for President, and has quit the NDP according to state-owned Egyptian TV. Also, she says the rumors I reported above are false. And she reports that several prominent people including former ministers are barred from travel.

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  19. Yes, the VP said that neither Mubarak nor his son are going to run, but he also expressed grievance about what happened in Tahrir and said that they are going to find who is responsible for it. Eventhough the fight was still going on in Tahrir as he spoke without any attempt to even stop it, let alone investigate.

    Ironically, he demanded that the people should trust him in that same speech.

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