Mubarak: Protests Against Morsi are Bigger than Protests Against Me

July 2, 2013 8:21 am 11 comments

Hosni Mubarak Picture: Quirinale.it.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said the number of protesters on the streets of Cairo during Sunday’s mass demonstrations, against the Muslim Brotherhood regime of Mohammed Morsi, dwarfs those seen during the “January 25th” revolution that led to his resignation, Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm reported Tuesday.

Mubarak is currently serving a life sentence for his role in the deaths of protesters during that country’s 2011 uprising. He is awaiting a retrial.

According to Al-Masry Al-Youm, “well-informed sources” said that Mubarak told his sons Gamal and Alaa that he left office in response to the demands of the people of Egypt and to save lives.

The sources added that Mubarak appeared happy, especially so since the beginning of the demonstrations against Morsi which have led people to reevaluate Egypt’s current political climate versus that of the Mubarak-era, often siding with the latter.

Mubarak stepped down in February 2011, after 18 days of protests demanding an end to his 30-year reign overtook the country.

11 Comments

  • Obama threw him under the bus! No way to treat a client.

  • Kiflemariam Melake

    Mubarek was targeted by the Muslim Brotherhood long time ago. The first attempt was mad in 1995 in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). I have detailed this topic some two years back but new info has come out after that. The overall operation head was Hassan AL-Turabi (The Black Pope of Africa), MB (NIF) of Sudan. The plan was highly sophisticated because of the ingenious of Ayman Zawahiri (current top leader of AL-Qaeda). The field work or military action was headed by Ayman Zawahiri, who slipped in to Ethiopia and studied all the environment around Bole airport and surrounding . He had three groups to carry the mission. This is a long story and I can’t put it in detail.

    But, why was Mubarak targeted? This is the crucial question. The ultimate aim of the MB is to eliminate the Saudi Royal family and to control Saudi Arabia under the Muslim Brotherhood. But, to do that the first target that must be cleared was Egypt’s president Mubarak. It was a highly secret and exceptionally well cared move. If need be we might raise it some other time.

  • Patricia Ann

    God bless Mubarak,

    How the young of Egypt seem blind to what a true hero is. General Mubarak fought all his life for his love of Egypt.
    At the least respect him for that. He offered Egypt more than Americas Alleged president. Obama is all that is wrong here in America. Selfish opportunists at this countries expense and demise.

    Egypt has always had economic problems and may always have them. I wish they would look at what the thought excessive use of the countries monetary funds by Mubarak.

    Compare that with America’s Obamas.

    We with 54 million unemployed. Millions of families getting barely staples with the lowly food stamp allotments. Look at the excesses of the Obamas travel on a whim. Designer clothes jewels, parties plays trips everywhere at separate times. They live like they won the lottery all on essentially an EBT card with no funds to back it up. 129 handmaids for Michelle Obama alone, those are excesses.

    We live with the threat that on a whim a youth or anyone can be killed by a drone. With no explanation or absolute cause, just on suspicion and acquaintance.

    So be careful what you ask for. The devil IS in the details.

  • Vivienne Leijonhufvud

    The recent events in Egypt illustrate just how chaotic and emotional the Muslim Brotherhood are. I see Mubarak is going for retrial? Removing a pro-western ally in the Middle East was indeed rather short sighted. I simply do not believe democratic elections too place in Egypt when Morsi won the Presidency, these events set off a chain re-action through out the Middle East. Now we are confronted with Iran believing she can enforce Islam through out the West. Russia has pulled out of Syria therefore it appears Syria is no longer her client or Iran. Kuwait in the last few days has praised Israel for providing her with Israeli advanced defense weapons, clearly having not forgotten Hussein’s attach on her. The rest of the Gulf States practice Wahhabism and this will indeed push Iran to deal with them, further other terrorists groups are backed by Saudi, there is a lot of noise coming from Saudi. Saudi has just submitted huge funds to Ireland to install an Islamic complex in Dublin. As usual the Irish are short sighted and easily swayed, Ireland assumes building such a large Islamic complex will go some way to healing the construction industry?

  • MUBARAK KEPT THE PEACE WITH ISRAEL
    HOPEFULLY, HE OR ANY OTHER POLITICIAN IN EGYPT WILL KEEP THE PEACE WITH ISRAEL.

    IMAGINE IF THE EGYPTIAN MILITARY AND THE IDF COULD COME TO TERMS AND WORK FOR PEACE
    BOTH SIDES WOULD BENEFIT GREATLY

  • E.S.Lombard

    Obviously, he should have made necessary transition many years agao.

  • Fredric M. London

    I guess we can always hope that he will return to power. I can think of nothing better for everyone all around.

    • Have you ever considered the possibility that, perhaps, you can’t really think, now can you?

      Always gain altitude and see the larger picture! And, if ‘you’ are creating the larger picture – then gain some more altitude.

      Now, what do you see?

  • It was a mistake to remove a pro-western ally in the Middle East.

    • Shifra Paikin

      What do you expect of Obama?

    • It was NOT a ‘mistake.’ It was a well-planned, carefully executed conspiracy, driven by the Muslim Brotherhood and its new Washington operative, the American president, Barack Hussein Obama, who used his ‘bully pulpit’ to drive the protests and the movement. The American electorate, and its Leftist media, have the attention span of a gnat.

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