Tuesday, February 08, 2011

So, we're learning new things about Egypt

Over at FoxNews.

Man, I'm going to miss the Guggenheim and the slightly less interesting half of Niagara Falls.

Meanwhile, some folks are going to be thrown overboard in an attempt to right the sinking ship:

Egypt's Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud issued a travel ban for a handful of former ministers as well as a prominent member of the ruling National Democratic Party.

The bank accounts and assets of those barred from leaving the country have also been frozen, according to reports.

Ex-interior minister Habib El-Adly, former housing minister Ahmed El-Maghrabi and former tourism minister Zoheir Garannah are among those banned from travel.

And if this is accurate, no amount of bailing will ever save the regime.

But I guess we can still blame the Muslim Brotherhood no matter what.

(pic via Alex Pareene at Salon)

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Cervantes said...

The Habib El-Adly story has yet to be picked up by any U.S. corporate media, as far as I can tell. It's got to be hitting the fan in Egypt, but they're ignoring it here, not even reporting it as an accusation. Not sure whether they're censoring it because they don't want to mess with the current bipartisan policy of patting Mubarak on the head, or if they just don't pay any attention to what's actually going on.

We'll see if this goes anywhere.

pansypoo said...

but did they freeze mubarek's accounts?