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It's (Semi) Official: Egyptian President's Son And Family Have Fled To The UK

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Earlier we reported that according to rumors, Gamal Mubarak, together with his family, had left Egypt and were spotted in the UK. We now have confirmation from the Examiner, that indeed, the Egyptian president, Hosni's, son has left his battered country and had relocated to London indefinitely. What is unclear is how much gold, and other inedible commodities, the president-in-waiting had stowed away in his 97 pieces of luggage. Then again, with Egypt holding (having held?) 75.6 tonnes of gold to Tunisia now 5.7, 97 sounds about right...

An Italian news publication has just announced that Gamal Mubarak, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's son who is widely tipped as his successor, has fled to London with his family, Arabic website Akhbar al-Arab said on Tuesday, January 24, 2011.

Gamal Mubarak is seen as Hosni Mubarak's successor. The report is unconfirmed, but goes on to say that the family and 97 pieces of luggage on board left for London on Tuesday from an airport in western Cairo.

The day has seen a revolutionary uprising of Egyptians against the regime of Hosni Mubarak asking for his resignation. Police and protesters clashed, and an anti-riot police officer was killed in Central Cairo.

Taking part in the protest were supporters of former UN nuclear watchdog chief Mohammed El Baradei, the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, the opposition al-Ghad party, the al-Wafd party and supporters of the '6 April' movement.

Mubarak has shown little tolerance for protests in the past.

In the meantime, the Egyptian government, which is still in control, has released the following statement on today's fatal escalations as the country teeters on the verge of a revolution:

PRESS RELEASE

•    Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Egyptians have a right to express themselves
•    Interior: Committed to protecting demonstrators and the public;  calls for respect for the rule of law

Cairo – Groups of protesters organized a number of demonstrations in Egypt today, mainly in the governorates of Cairo, Alexandria, El-Beheira, El-Giza, and El-Gharbia, with smaller demonstrations in a number of other regions.

Commenting on today’s events the Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Hosam Zaki said that “Egyptians have the right to express themselves”, adding that these events while notable were not new to the country which had witnessed a number of protests since 2004 as part of its open environment of freedom of expression.

Ambassador Zaki added that Egyptian police forces were focused on protecting the demonstrators and the public, in notable contrast to recent situations in the region.

In a statement released this evening, the Ministry of Interior said that its policy was to allow demonstrators to voice their demands and exercise their freedom of expression, and that during the course of today’s events it had, as noted by all observers, exercised maximum restraint and  that it had “been committed to securing and not confronting these gatherings”.

The Ministry noted that beginning around 3PM, a number of protesters, particularly a large number of those affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood in the Qasr El-Einy Street began to riot, damage public property and throws stones at police forces, leading to the wounding of a number of personnel.  The Ministry said that when around 10,000 protesters entered Al-Tahrir square, police forces took necessary measures to maintain order and protect public safety.

The Ministry called on all demonstrators to abide by the law and legitimate means of expression, and to avoid threatening the safety of bystanders, and public and private property.

h/t HedgedIn

 


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Tue, 01/25/2011 - 19:49 | Link to Comment ElvisDog
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London - the first choice for fleeing scoundrels worldwide.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 19:54 | Link to Comment Malcolm Tucker
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Twitter reports that Egyptian workers at Heathrow spotted Mubarak's wife arriving in London!

Plus videos of the protests at night and ruling party members burning their membership cards!

http://fedupmontrealer.blogspot.com/2011/01/egypt-boiling-over-at-night.html

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:06 | Link to Comment kato
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it was just a flight for a long-planned shopping trip to Harrod's

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:23 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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I hope the new Government of Egypt, if it happens, is not an authoritarian Muslim one.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:35 | Link to Comment Malcolm Tucker
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Agreed!

Here are the latest videos showing the protests in downtown Cairo's appropriately named Liberation Square. 

Videos show APC and soldiers firing teargas at the crowds, protesters fighting back with stones!

http://fedupmontrealer.blogspot.com/2011/01/egypt-boiling-over-past-midnight.html

 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:58 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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The U.S. is selling it's assets worldwide. Egypt now belongs to China. China will handpick a puppet ruler this time.

 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 00:18 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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you mean the Zionists let go of it that easily???

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 13:02 | Link to Comment GDE
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Unfortunetly, it will. The Muslim Brotherhood is already participating to the riots.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 08:19 | Link to Comment tonyw
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Interpol has a warrant for the arrest of the former Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali his wife Leila Trabelsi and other members of the family who fled the countr.

Has Saudi signed up for that:-)

 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:04 | Link to Comment kato
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and Paris. there are some amazing - AMAZING - places in Paris belonging to the dictator class. one on Place Vendôme has bullit proof glass, mink bedspreads and work done by the finest craftsmen in France. beautiful. but you wouldn't know what it was unless you knew what it was.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:10 | Link to Comment Cleanclog
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Will there be meaningful protests in Davos?  Wouldn't it be something to see some banksters flee?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:14 | Link to Comment kato
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i was kind of hoping the place would take a nuke

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:30 | Link to Comment yellowbr
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+1000

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:15 | Link to Comment ecuador mike
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I heard it was all one big Pyramid Scheme gone bad.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:17 | Link to Comment Orly
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For real, ec?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:28 | Link to Comment andybev01
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*snicker*

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:06 | Link to Comment f16hoser
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That was good!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:29 | Link to Comment High Plains Drifter
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The white people of London say, come on down, we can always use another muzzie.......

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 23:06 | Link to Comment BigDuke6
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Yep, the uk is open for business, no matter labour or tory government.

it may help boost the uk gold reserves and at least they don't differentiate between rich and poor, all islamics are welcome in londonistan, what a shithole.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:45 | Link to Comment Bringin It
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Thaksin fled to London ... and bought a football team ... OK, in Manchester.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:12 | Link to Comment bankonzhongguo
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OK.  Mubarak and family out.

Who's minding the store?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nROMRVUhXuY

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 06:48 | Link to Comment fajensen
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HaHa: All of the Egyptian terrorists and islamist nut-boyz are in London too! May they meet up soon!!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 19:50 | Link to Comment gwar5
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How long did it take for the plane to get off the runway?

I'm surprised this was allowed to leak out. Weakness.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 19:55 | Link to Comment Don Birnam
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Weakness ? Or an indication of the degree of internal breakdown ?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 19:50 | Link to Comment unky
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I would be more interested in how much gold they stole ;- )

Egypt is supposed to have much more than Tunesia in gold reserves, so...

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 19:51 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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The UK and USA both have safe haven for high level criminals who are friendly to the syndicate.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:01 | Link to Comment Double down
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None beats France in this regard.

BTFD 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:05 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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A blast from the past:

The Philippine government today is still paying interest in public debts incurred during Marcos' administration. It was reported that, when Marcos fled, U.S. Customs agents discovered 24 suitcases of gold bricks and diamond jewelry hidden in diaper bags and in addition, certificates for gold bullion valued in the billions of dollars were allegedly among the personal properties he, his family, his cronies and business partners surreptitiously took with them when the Reagan administration provided them safe passage to Hawaii. When the presidential mansion was seized, it was discovered that Imelda Marcos had over 2700 pairs of shoes in her closet...

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 19:53 | Link to Comment Misean
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"In the meantime, the Egyptian government, which is still in control..."

In other meantimes, the Market, which is still in control of the US stock martket issued a statement to keep buying the flipping dips.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 19:54 | Link to Comment max2205
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These guys have fuck you money and decided to.... say fuck it

I have 3 pieces of luggage. Going on amazon to get some more

Luggae is the new gold.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:11 | Link to Comment I am a Man I am...
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that's funny

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 19:54 | Link to Comment DJIA36000
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I don't think this matters.  The market no longer considers bad news.  Bad news is good news and good news is excellent news.  The never ending rally continues.  Buy with two fists.  Plug your nose, close your eyes, and buy everything.  We're going dow 36,000 baby!  Need to buy my dow 36,000 hat.  

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:14 | Link to Comment knukles
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Well, the State Department praised the "Jasmine Revolution" in Tunisia, even hinting that they'd supported it for a long time. (WTF?)
So undoubtedly now some State Department summer intern has been prized with the question of the day; "What do we call the revolution in Egypt that we've just decided to support (for a long, long time?)"

Let's see....
How about the "Claridge's Camel Stool Sample and Suppository Movement"? 

 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:18 | Link to Comment Orly
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I vote for limestone!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:31 | Link to Comment andybev01
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Lapis.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 19:54 | Link to Comment THE DORK OF CORK
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So when will France , UK and Israel collude to secure the Suez canal - I guess they don't need permission from Obama anymore.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 19:58 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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Yes, the canal! That bears watching as does the Gaza border. Interesting times.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:05 | Link to Comment THE DORK OF CORK
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Its all about the canal - fuck the Egyptian Gold - its not enough to make a difference , Zero hedge needs to get out off its Gold Vault if it wants to understand the Great Game.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:48 | Link to Comment Bringin It
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Hey Dork - is Brian Cowan the ugliest Irishman that ever lived?  And will he be fleeing to London soon?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:44 | Link to Comment THE DORK OF CORK
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Who cares what the Taoiseach does - he will probably just go watch a football game , Jean Claude Trichet is PM here , infact there is unofficial behind the scenes activity that will change the constitution and make the Presidents role more then just ceremonial just in time for his retirement from the ECB.

The Irish may just get a few scraps off the table if we are really really nice , we are the oringinal brown nosers here - Irish rebels are a myth.

Rebel Songs

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:06 | Link to Comment THE DORK OF CORK
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double post , one canal !

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:25 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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Jasmine Revolution...Black Swan?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:07 | Link to Comment Jack H Barnes
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multinational_Force_and_Observers

 

My guess is they will be redeployed.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:45 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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On the very same day that they blockade the straights of Aden from Djibouti

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:56 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Hmmm.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 19:55 | Link to Comment breezer1
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france is a close 2nd.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 19:55 | Link to Comment Cow
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This can't be good for Israel.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:00 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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Well they ain't General Motors.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 19:56 | Link to Comment gpsnodgrass@cox.net
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This is just more conspiracy drivel. London is packed with Egyptians this time of year. It's Harrod's annual sale.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 19:59 | Link to Comment Id fight Gandhi
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Where will the US leaders flee when it's time?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:02 | Link to Comment unky
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To some islands in the pacific, or maybe Singapore, or even Australia

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 23:10 | Link to Comment BigDuke6
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Australia - piss off! - we're all rednecks here.

Obama? He'd go back home to indonesia or kenya or summat.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:03 | Link to Comment nonclaim
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Kennedy comes to mind...

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:09 | Link to Comment ILikeBoats
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I think Paraguay ... in the spirit of bi-partisanship, Bush will give Obama 40 acres and a drug mule...  http://www.infowars.com/articles/bush/bush_land_deal_escape_to_paraguay.htm

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:47 | Link to Comment awakened
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Damn! another perfectly good retirement location ruined.

FYI the referenced article was written in 2006

"the Governor of Alto Paraguay, Erasmo Rodríguez Acosta has admitted to hearing that George Bush Sr. owns land in the Chaco region of Paraguay, in Paso de Patria. Acosta says that rumor has it that Bush owns near to 70 thousand hectares (173,000 acres) as part of an ecological reserve and/or ranch"......another spoke of "the purchase by (GW)Bush of a 98,842-acre farm in northern Paraguay, between Brazil and Bolivia." the article ends with "The arrival of U.S. troops at a massive air base in Paraguay - interestingly, not far from rich Bolivian gas fields - suggest that administration officials may have dusted an old plan, having learned no lessons from their disastrous intervention in Iraq."

If you havent seen it yet, the Gasland documentary is on HBO on demand til 2/22. It is a must see! Everyone who loves this country and the heartland needs to see what is being done all accross the US. Warning though, you may want a drink on hand, or as a chaser, because this is very hard to watch. If the flouride deception makes you angry, flaming tap water will make you even angrier. If you love Halliburton take a pass on this documentary.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 22:00 | Link to Comment knukles
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Whoopie!  Another Conspiracy Theory, be named...

The Pigford Files

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:40 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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dual-nationality makes that question rather easy to answer.

got passport?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:00 | Link to Comment FunkyMonkeyBoy
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Who would want to go to London, as far as cities go it's one of the biggest toilets in the entire world. Horrible place.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:07 | Link to Comment RamonLlull
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+1

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:10 | Link to Comment Crassus
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Still the financial decision making capital of the world, has been since the French Revolution. We're Neo-Hessians. 

Ran some tactical numbers as to our military response capabilities. Not good news. If I were Hillary Clinton, I'd be hanging out with Jay Cutler.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:20 | Link to Comment RamonLlull
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London I don't think has been the financial capital of the world since end of WW2 and today I suspect it is Bejing.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:24 | Link to Comment Crassus
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Respectfully, you are wrong.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:57 | Link to Comment RamonLlull
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Respectfully, so are you. Financial services industry encompasses so much more than hedge funds and investment banking.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:19 | Link to Comment Crassus
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This has more to do with London's influence on those who influence the IMF, World Bank, BIS. - the recent U.S. presidents beginning with the knighted Ronald Reagan, secretaries of state, etc. in short, geopolitical decision making. To these elite individuals, those in the financial services industries, no matter how senior, are "clerks with ink stained fingers."

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 22:03 | Link to Comment RamonLlull
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Ok, I understand: global financial capital = capital with largest geopolitical influence?! And even so, how would London figure in this post WW2? The British Empire is no more. British Prime Ministers are mere puppets who conveniently for some puppet masters still have a defence industry and a military complex to feed. No idea, what this all has to do with financial services, but hey, I am open minded.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 22:56 | Link to Comment Crassus
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It has almost nothing to do with financial services.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 23:15 | Link to Comment BigDuke6
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The fact you think london or the uk has any relevance whatsoever is really sweet and endearing.

I'm wiping a tear from the corner of my eye... sniff.

 

(Sarcasm warning for usa readers.)

 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 00:23 | Link to Comment Crassus
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Relevant enough to take the ashes.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:25 | Link to Comment BigDuke6
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thats like a dagger in my heart, cobber.

i'm an expat anyway - can't you detect the venom in the way my heart weeps as my ex-great country flushes away down the pan after being managed by generations of weak, empire guilt ridden politicos?

so you?  you love london and one of the few hundred people who still think cricket is cool.

you must be a first generation city boy.  Systems analyst?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 09:47 | Link to Comment Crassus
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Soldier.  If you've expatriated yourself to the U. S. you are watching another country flushed away by empire politicos. Our leaders, elected or not, carry out the business of the British Empire. As we sit here in the old Raj trying to keep Pakistan and India from a thermonuclear exchange (1947). Iraq (1919) awaits the civil war that will break it in three. Egypt (1919) could erupt any moment. Israel/Palestine (1919 and 1947) is a garden of peace and contentment. And Kashmir (1947) ? Now that's the big one. Were I am at the moment has the smell and feel of the Dardanelles.

 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 10:41 | Link to Comment Crassus
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Your enemies are never quite as dangerous as your allies.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:22 | Link to Comment Jack H Barnes
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Did you include the 250,000 "Contractors" with combat experience that are employed and in the theater?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:30 | Link to Comment Crassus
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Armor is required here.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:26 | Link to Comment 11b40
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What's the problem? Are we running low on drones?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:29 | Link to Comment Crassus
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We're running out of everything.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:17 | Link to Comment dussasr
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There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
and the vermin of the world inhabit it
and its morals aren't worth what a pig could spit
and it goes by the name of London.

-Sweeney Todd

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:34 | Link to Comment Híppos Purrós
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It does have it's charms, FMB...  Although admittedly, it does help if you're a Russian Oligarch...  But Mel liked it... (and come to think of it, Blighty worked for me, too)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVCDZaApwV8

PS to Tyler...  used to work the 'boards' for Global AXA (but not in the way you think)...  Very educational.  Quit after 9 months...  Prior to AXA?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvDoDaCYrEY

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:51 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Chelsea is nice.  But then, anywhere is nice for the rich, I guess.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:52 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Chelsea is nice.  But then, anywhere is nice for the rich, I guess.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:02 | Link to Comment knukles
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"Mubarak has shown little tolerance for protests in the past."

"Yeah", said Mr. Mubarak, "I'm not gonna put up with this shit anymore from those fucking dirty, smelly ungrateful Egyptians.  I'm moving to Londinistan to be with people more of my kind, those dirty, smelly, grateful, nouveau-riche Egyptians." 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:03 | Link to Comment AUD
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What is unclear is how much gold, and other inedible commodities, the president-in-waiting had stowed away in his 97 pieces of luggage

 

None, it's all 'been' at the Bank of England for years.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:05 | Link to Comment Segestan
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Just what the west needs , more immigrants.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:06 | Link to Comment Dr. Porkchop
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Domino Theory Bitchez!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:09 | Link to Comment gpsnodgrass@cox.net
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I would advise Hosni's son not to date any British princesses.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:29 | Link to Comment ThisIsBob
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Or Sweedish chicks.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:09 | Link to Comment Don Birnam
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...And when the Shah fled Iran in January, 1979, installing Shapour Bakhtiar as Prime Minister, the "governmemt" was still in control there, also -- for the next 40 days.

Behold the Black Swan.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:16 | Link to Comment 10044
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well said sir. RIP Persia

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:11 | Link to Comment colonial
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first...Mubarak has been around 30 years...he already has a nice swiss bank account

second...this isn't over yet...with his family safe who knows what papa will do? 

Lastly, isn't it amazing that twitter is said to have had a role in mobilizing the protest

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:12 | Link to Comment frippy
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Any bets on where our very own corrupt leaders will flee when TSHTF?

A) Paraguay (Team Bush)

B) Kenya (lol)

C) Israel (please see: Lieberman, Schumer, Rahm, Feinstein, Harman, et al)

D) Scores

E) China

F) none of the above

 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:15 | Link to Comment WaterWings
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Excellent. This was on my mind. 

Also, various private islands or bunkers.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:27 | Link to Comment Things that go bump
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I read that as pirate islands and didn't find it odd.  

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:21 | Link to Comment oddjob
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Rikers

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:10 | Link to Comment Misean
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ROFL

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:47 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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Necker Island

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:52 | Link to Comment Bringin It
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Bouvet Island, so remote you could test a nuke there and 'no one' would know.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:52 | Link to Comment Bringin It
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Bouvet Island, so remote you could test a nuke there and 'no one' would know.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:41 | Link to Comment SilverRhino
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Think I'd rather have Henderson Island.  

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 07:26 | Link to Comment fajensen
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-  and no one would miss them!

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 10:07 | Link to Comment Ricky Bobby
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Palm Beach, Jupiter Island, Carmel, Manhatten, San Francisco where ever the fuck they want to go. They won a long time ago. The question is where are you going to flee?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:16 | Link to Comment iDealMeat
Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:16 | Link to Comment Dapper Dan
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July 11, 2007: Over the last decade, luxury boat builders have begun building submarine yachts. Submarine construction technology has come a long way in the past century, and it's possible to build these boats at an affordable ($15-200 million) cost.  One of the largest civilian submarine yards is in Dubai, where 18 have been built so far, and over two dozen are under construction or on order.

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsub/articles/20070711.aspx

Why would anyone want a sub?  What did the wealthy and powerful know even in 2007?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:22 | Link to Comment dussasr
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It's not that they "knew" something.  These people are wealthy enough that they buy stupid shit because they can.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 22:25 | Link to Comment gpsnodgrass@cox.net
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Subs are OK if they have large portholes. Otherwise, not so much.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 23:08 | Link to Comment swmnguy
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And watertight seals on the screen doors.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 07:30 | Link to Comment fajensen
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Why would anyone want a sub?

It is a perfect vehicle if one happens to be active in the "import-export" business. The latest German diesel submarines are very stealthy and can travel in coastal waters. What the business need, no ;-)

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:21 | Link to Comment dussasr
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How is it that the Tunisians and Egyptians can mobilize revolts, but the starving North Koreans can't?  I can't think of anyone who should be more motivated than them.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:43 | Link to Comment JohnG
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Except US citizens.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 07:43 | Link to Comment fajensen
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Precisely because they are starving. They lack the energy and they spend all their waking hours grubbing for food. If they spend time and energy rioting they will go even more hungry that day.

It is *always* the middle class that starts trouble; It has ambitions, skill and reserves. Bankrupt the middle class and you are definately in for it!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:21 | Link to Comment John McCloy
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Wanna see something creepy?

Department of Homeland Security launches campaign to snitch out suspicious activity in malls. This is like the SS all over again. Be sure to report your parents if they have purchased Gadsden flags as well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6D4q23a4WE&playnext=1&list=PL1BE0DD70BF9...

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:48 | Link to Comment Confused
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Wow. Thanks for sharing this. Unbelievable. 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:54 | Link to Comment Blano
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That's just not right.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:15 | Link to Comment WaterWings
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"Dude, I said no whipcream."

DHS: Cash and Wearing Black....booga-booga!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYjar0IQRLY

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:09 | Link to Comment THE DORK OF CORK
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I wonder how those character actors would deal with this suspicious activity ? www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ05_kgxbtw

 

 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:25 | Link to Comment THE DORK OF CORK
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I think they better pay some money for decent belly dancers - this could be the end...............................

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB02sR5YQTk

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:34 | Link to Comment walküre
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Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt.. Saudi Arabia

Oil should do a number soon. Inflation sky high.

Oil crisis redux?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:39 | Link to Comment wisefool
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Does this mean its on like donkey kong?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:39 | Link to Comment chindit13
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Hindsight is 20/20.

As Bush, Obama and the Neocons are just now beginning to realize, the invasion of choice in Iraq using the assembled might of the (Second) Greatest War Machine on Earth was completely unnecessary.

Instead of sending in the Army, Navy, Air Force & Marines, all the US need have done was turn the matter over to the real Merchant Bankers of Death, Brigadier Ben Bernanke and his POMO Platoon, dictator destructors par excellence. Saddam would have fallen to the hungry hordes faster than a 3:30 ramp job, with the added benefit that there would have been an ongoing strong bid under London luxury home prices.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:13 | Link to Comment TheSettler
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Thanks again for your excellent condensation of the situation.

Situational Awareness...worth more than Gold..

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:13 | Link to Comment Logans_Run
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Yeah, instead the benbernake gets turned loose on us!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:41 | Link to Comment Racer
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Fantastic news, Gordon Moron Brown's (aka "an end to boom and bust")selling of gold at the bottom has instantly been reversed and UK gold holdings soar... just like hyperinflation of petrol and everything else you need for existence that has just been taxed even more

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:54 | Link to Comment THE DORK OF CORK
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 If we all cool it and think of the undulation withen poltical circles  - we can make a contribution to the debate and perhaps provide solutions to this mess.

Egyptian Belly Dancing : Undulation

 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:28 | Link to Comment jomama
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thanks, made my night!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:50 | Link to Comment Racer
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And ZH please I ask you to investigate WHY do UK people have to pay 3 credit reference agencies for you to look at information about yourself that they hold for you? Surely you should be able to see what these people hold on your files which can be extremely detrimental and held there for 6 years without your knowledge as part of freedom of information? No, it is the secret society of banksters...... and they make it as difficult as possible for you to change your slavery status

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 22:45 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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trust me Racer, credit reports are second nature for amrkns - they like to drop their "FICO score" into conversations all the time. . . also a good tool to keep folks in fear of "default" on credit cards, and credit scores are used by business to deny home rental, loans, etc. - utility companies can demand hefty upfront "deposits" from anyone with dodgy credit, car insurance rates are higher, etc. 

UK was just a bit late to be added to the "game". . .

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:52 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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The match has been set to the tinder. The whole region is flaring up (as I and others here predicted). Those who think it's inevitable that every country in revolt will end up like a pre-crisis US consumer paradise is sadly naive. There are lots of undercurrents and the US is not favorably viewed in many pats of the world at the moment. 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:01 | Link to Comment Bringin It
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the US is not favorably viewed in many pats of the world at the moment.

Gross understatement.  The brand's been terminally tarnished, starting with wars of aggression and ending with global toxic bond dispersal.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:11 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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Agree. I up my understatement

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:22 | Link to Comment Bob
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It ain't over yet: We've got a world of hunger and starvation to export in order to cover our banksters' losses on those toxic securities.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:31 | Link to Comment samsara
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As Clif said, This year it's   "Global-Rev'

Then 'AmRev 2.0'

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 23:27 | Link to Comment High Frequency ...
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So right you are!

 

Take a look at the track-record of revolutions over the last two centuries, almost all have ended in seas of blood followed quickly by the rise of tyrants. The odds of the Muslim Brotherhood turning Egypt into a liberal paradise are about the same as the odds of Danny DeVito being the Player of the Year in the NBA. This will end badly; either another sharia nutfarm from the twelveth century or a rerun of the Dictator of the Month Club.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 08:04 | Link to Comment fajensen
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Why is this bad? AFAIK, the people of the middle east is not exactly our best friends.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:53 | Link to Comment Racer
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Oh and surprise surprise the 'after' hours consumer confidence was yet again not confident at all....

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:55 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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We're in a good complacent spot right now in the markets 
Tue, 01/25/2011 - 20:57 | Link to Comment LudwigVon
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What is unclear is how much gold, and other inedible commodities

 

It gets funnier every time, I def. laughed out loud.

ty Tyler for the excellent reporting and analysis. 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 22:10 | Link to Comment DarkAgeAhead
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Definitely, I agree.  Funny shit.

That said, here's my take on eating Gold.  For a localized or even global economic collapse, sure, Gold ensures you eat. 

But, with a localized or global ecological disintegration, the Gold crowd will find it, ultimately, as inedible as anything shiny and full of human value.

 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:54 | Link to Comment DarkAgeAhead
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dp

 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 22:23 | Link to Comment Alienated Serf
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double penetration?  this is a family site.  

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 23:28 | Link to Comment JW n FL
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lol

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 23:03 | Link to Comment americanspirit
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The Egyptian army is controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood and will seize control of the country within days. The new government will quickly announce an alliance with Iran and Syria. The Suez canal will be closed, as will the straits of Hormuz. Hizbollah will begin launching thousands of missles on Israel. Lebanon and Jordan will fall quickly - Iraq will not be far behind. Iran will set off a nuclear test in Balouchistan, assisted by North Korean technicians. Egypt and Iran will jointly announce they have the 'Islamic Bomb'. Chemical weapons will be deployed against Israel. There is no stopping this. Armageddon is a village in Syria. Duck and cover - I've been waiting to say this - bitchez.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 23:16 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
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It's like watching a cat chase a flashlight light on the wall.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 23:27 | Link to Comment JW n FL
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the brothers are coming to get you and the jews both.. boogie! Boogie!! BOOGIE!!!

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 16:45 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
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LOL. This boogie opens the cage to that boogie which opens the cage to that boogie. Then the boogie boogie boogie is ON!!! LOL

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 23:23 | Link to Comment BigDuke6
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Heheheheheheheheh, and we're glad you sed it buddy.

Get it off your chest.

That would sort out this gold dip thats for sure.

Only a matter of time before the fracking 'islamic' bomb....

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 00:34 | Link to Comment New World Chaos
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Hahahaha

I've been waiting two years for hyperinflation to cause an avalanche of revolutions.  Libya next, then Ireland, maybe Venezuela.  China and America are the big prizes, but they are not sufficient.  To defeat the bankster cabal, many countries will have to pass through the purging fire and be reborn in freedom.  Also, the European Union must be destroyed, as it is a stepping-stone to world government.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:02 | Link to Comment vxpatel
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Sure he's a corrupt dictator who uses terrorist tactics on his own people, depriving them of basic freedoms and the ability to make a living, but dammit, he's our ally and we can't let things like his management techniques stand in the way of our love for him.

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE, especially on the other side of the world.

 

Palin/Quayle 2012 - Bring Jesus back into our schools, until the rapture....

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 06:28 | Link to Comment Petlock
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The Egyptians will go for the Connaught, near the Arab Edgeware Road and with four different high speed exits. The Harrods sale has not quite ended. Personally, I'm glad not to be the hall porter with those heavy, heavy suitcases.

All I do know is that if the Chinese ending up fleeing with suitcases, it won't be the Connaught and it won't be London.

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