Apparently possible foreign medical treatment may be involved in the end-game in Egypt, “What to do with Mubarak?”. The protestors want him out ASAP and medical treatment may be a good cover for exile. It is much less likely that a dictator can tweak the strings of power remotely. The end-game may morph into “What to do with the vice-president?” Continue reading ‘Egypt: End-Game’
Archive for February 7th, 2011
The violence/repression in Egypt is not just about power or ideology, it is about corruption.
“The wealth of Ahmed Ezz, the former NDP Organisation Secretary, is estimated to be 18 billion Egyptian pounds;
The wealth of former Housing Minister Ahmed al-Maghraby is estimated to be more than 11 billion Egyptian pounds;
The wealth of former Minister of Tourism Zuhair Garrana is estimated to be 13 billion Egyptian pounds;
The wealth of former Minister of Trade and Industry, Rashid Mohamed Rashid, is estimated to be 12 billion Egyptian pounds;
The wealth of former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly is estimated to be 8 billion Egyptian pounds.
Sources at Cairo Airport said 3 of former ministers asked for a permission to travel yesterday and the day before yesterday, but they were denied such permission.”
This crew are not philanthropists and patriots or they would not be shooting people in the streets like stray dogs and torturing detainees.
see Al Jazeera
Debian GNU/Linux is a force to be reckoned with in IT. It is one of the longest-lived distros and the largest in terms of packages smoothly integrated and manageable with APT. Evidence of its relevance:
- 30K packages allowing the building of any kind of system make it a library/app store as useful and efficient as any big box retailer,
- half as many hits on Distrowatch as Ubuntu, touted as the distro for the masses, in spite of $0 advertising budget at Debian,
- transparency in all things, and
- an organization of 1K developers and much larger community with a conscience.