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Hosni Mubarak 'clinically dead'
http://www.wjla.com ^ | June 19, 2012 - 05:30 pm | Staff

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clinically; dead; egypt; hosnimubarak; mubarak

1 posted on 06/19/2012 2:44:47 PM PDT by marthemaria
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To: marthemaria

Is he officially and sincerely dead?...........

2 posted on 06/19/2012 2:46:43 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: marthemaria

I hear he plans to vote for Obama in the fall.


3 posted on 06/19/2012 2:47:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: marthemaria

He was dead the moment we did nothing for an ally.


4 posted on 06/19/2012 2:49:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: marthemaria
so is his country

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5 posted on 06/19/2012 2:50:13 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Revolting cat!

6 posted on 06/19/2012 2:50:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: Red Badger
Is he officially and sincerely dead?......

Or is he only mostly dead?


7 posted on 06/19/2012 2:52:03 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: KarlInOhio

You're dead!..........No I'm not!.........YES YOU ARE!!!..............

8 posted on 06/19/2012 2:54:32 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: NormsRevenge

Depends on who our allies are from election to election.


9 posted on 06/19/2012 2:57:56 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: NormsRevenge

Under Obama, it’s a lot more dangerous to be a friend of the USA than an enemy.


10 posted on 06/19/2012 3:02:39 PM PDT by Argus
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To: marthemaria

Ariel Sharon is still vegetating after about six years on life support. His stupid family did not allow him to die naturally.


11 posted on 06/19/2012 3:02:49 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: marthemaria

I wonder if his death certificate will list being thrown under a bus?


12 posted on 06/19/2012 3:09:02 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: marthemaria
He was a friend of the United States during Desert Storm. He was against the war in Iraq but he also didn't want the US to pull out early.
Mubarak also blamed Hamas for Israel's attacks and he viewed Bin Laden as a terrorist.
What kind of leaders are in Egypt now?
13 posted on 06/19/2012 3:10:36 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: forgotten man

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.


14 posted on 06/19/2012 3:15:03 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: KarlInOhio

Toooooo blaaaaaave.


15 posted on 06/19/2012 3:15:03 PM PDT by Mugwump
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To: marthemaria

Update: he’s dead


16 posted on 06/19/2012 3:18:47 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: marthemaria

"....Hosni Mubarak 'clinically dead, but he's complaining "the mushrooms aren't cooked correctly and the guard keeps smiling at me"

17 posted on 06/19/2012 3:18:47 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: marthemaria

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.


18 posted on 06/19/2012 3:23:17 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: marthemaria

Thanks to Odumbo, Egypt is ‘clinically dead,’ too.


19 posted on 06/19/2012 3:30:52 PM PDT by twister881
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


20 posted on 06/19/2012 3:32:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: RicocheT

My prayers go out to him and his family. He was truly a visionary and loving father of his people, a giant among men. He will be sorely missed and mourned by all whose lives he touched. We are privileged to have lived in the shadow of his greatness. Time will not diminish the glory of his deeds.


21 posted on 06/19/2012 3:36:47 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: forgotten man

“Ariel Sharon is still vegetating after about six years on life support. His stupid family did not allow him to die naturally.”

Maybe science will come up with a cure soon. It would be a mistake to lose faith in science...and in G-d.


22 posted on 06/19/2012 3:51:26 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Red Badger

The untold story is that they put him a box, a large one, and locked it, and on the outside wrote in indelible ink “CAT”.


23 posted on 06/19/2012 3:54:23 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Doogle

See #23. We are thinking alike ~ kind of.


24 posted on 06/19/2012 3:55:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
"The untold story is that they put him a box, a large one, and locked it, and on the outside wrote in indelible ink “CAT”."

25 posted on 06/19/2012 4:07:07 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Red Badger

Is he officially and sincerely dead?...........

No, it’s still not clear he died.


26 posted on 06/19/2012 4:10:07 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: muawiyah

Just like Raiders of the Lost Ark!
(too bad my pic broke)


27 posted on 06/19/2012 4:11:27 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: marthemaria

Is Obama going to take credit for this too?


28 posted on 06/19/2012 4:40:51 PM PDT by mvonfr
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