Skip to comments.Hosni Mubarak 'clinically dead'
Posted on 06/19/2012 2:44:39 PM PDT by marthemaria
Mubarak was moved out of prison to a military hospital Tuesday after the 84-year-old ousted leader suffered a stroke and his condition rapidly deteriorated, officials said, adding a new element of uncertainty just as a potentially explosive fight opened over who will succeed him, with both candidates claiming to have won last weekend's presidential election.
The developments add further layers to what is threatening to become a new chapter of unrest and political power struggles in Egypt, 16 months after Mubarak was ousted by a popular uprising demanding democracy.
The campaign of Mubarak's former prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, said Tuesday he has won Egypt's presidential election, countering the Muslim Brotherhood's claim of victory for its candidate, Mohammed Morsi.
The election commission is to announce the official final results on Thursday and no matter who it names as victor, his rival is likely to reject the result as a fraud. If Shafiq is declared winner in particular, it could spark an explosive backlash from the Brotherhood.
The Brotherhood, Egypt's most powerful political group, is already escalating its challenge against the ruling military over the generals' move this week to give themselves overwhelming authority over the next president. Some 50,000 protesters, mostly Islamists, massed in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Tuesday evening chanting slogans in support of Morsi and denouncing the generals' power grab.
The health crisis of Mubarak, who is serving a life prison sentence, is yet one more thing to stoke the heat. His condition took a sharp turn for the worse Tuesday evening, the state news agency MENA reported, and officials transferred him from Torah Prison to the nearby Maadi military hospital - the same one where his predecessor Anwar Sadat was declared dead more than 30 years ago after being gunned down by Islamic militants.
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Is he officially and sincerely dead?...........
I hear he plans to vote for Obama in the fall.
He was dead the moment we did nothing for an ally.
You're dead!..........No I'm not!.........YES YOU ARE!!!..............
Depends on who our allies are from election to election.
Under Obama, it’s a lot more dangerous to be a friend of the USA than an enemy.
Ariel Sharon is still vegetating after about six years on life support. His stupid family did not allow him to die naturally.
I wonder if his death certificate will list being thrown under a bus?
Yeah so why is Sharon’s family in denial? At the time of his stroke, he was old enough to die of a natural death.
Update: he’s dead
"....Hosni Mubarak 'clinically dead, but he's complaining "the mushrooms aren't cooked correctly and the guard keeps smiling at me"
Yes, Mubarak was a military dictator and kept power with repressive measures. But, considering the present unrest in Egypt and the likely 9th Century A.D. society & law the Muslim Brotherhood will adopt, Mubarak will be missed by all but the radical Islamists in Egypt for the next decade or two. Woe to the Copts and secular Egyptians as they will be harshly treated or killed.
Thanks to Odumbo, Egypt is ‘clinically dead,’ too.
You’re dead on target.
IMO, we destroy our credibility when we do things like that.
Look at what Carter did to the Shah of Iran. We’re thirty plus years and counting, and Iran is about to destabilize the whole Middle-East.
The nations that are going Muslim Brotherhood are going to be a thorn in our side for the next fifty years.