Switzerland Freezes Any Swiss Assets Tied to Mubarak to Avoid Risk of Misappropriation

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2011-02-11 - Switzerland Freezes Any Swiss Assets Tied to Mubarak to Avoid Risk of Misappropriation

Switzerland Freezes Any Swiss Assets Tied to Mubarak:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110211/ap_on_bi_ge/eu_switzerland_mubarak

(update: archived copy of above link located here: http://web.archive.org/web/20110215163906/http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110211/ap_on_bi_ge/eu_switzerland_mubarak)

(Yahoo News)  The Swiss government on Friday froze any assets belonging to former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak or his family in Switzerland.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lars Knuchel said the order took effect immediately but gave no details on what bank accounts or other assets Mubarak or his family might have in Switzerland.

He spoke as pro-democracy demonstrators in Cairo were jubilantly celebrating the announcement that Mubarak has resigned after nearly three decades of authoritarian rule and handed power over to the military.

“(The government) wants to avoid any risk of misappropriation of state-owned Egyptian assets,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. It also forbid the sale of any assets, especially real estate holdings.

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My Commentary: According to Switzerland’s Foreign Ministry, “(The government) wants to avoid any risk of misappropriation of state-owned Egyptian assets.”

It’s too bad that the criminal Mubarak has already swindled and amassed a fortune far greater than the contents of just Switzerland’s banks! Just last week, his family quietly slinked off to the UK with an undisclosed amount of Egypt’s riches!

Mubarak’s Family Flees to London with Almost 100 Suitcases:
http://www.londonnet.co.uk/news/2011/jan/mubarak-family-flee-london-president-could-follow.html

Hosni Mubarak Finally Resigns As President of Egypt

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Pro-democracy protesters in Tahrir Square have vowed to take the protests to a 'last and final stage'

Pro-democracy protesters in Tahrir Square have vowed to take the protests to a ‘last and final stage’

Hosni Mubarak Resigns As President:
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/02/201121125158705862.html

(Al Jazeera) Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has resigned from his post, handing over power to the armed forces.

Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, announced in a televised address that the president was “waiving” his office, and had handed over authority to the Supreme Council of the armed forces.

Suleiman’s short statement was received with a roar of approval and by celebratory chanting and flag-waving from a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, as well by pro-democracy campaigners who attended protests across the country on Friday.

The crowd in Tahrir chanted “We have brought down the regime”,  while many were seen crying, cheering and embracing one another.

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My Commentary: Sing with me, everyone: “Ding, dong! The tyrant’s gone! Which tyrant? The rich tyrant! Ding, dong! The Cairo Butcher’s gone!”

Ron Paul Supporters Crash War Reunion of War Criminals Cheney and Rumsfeld

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One good war crimimal deserves another!

One good war crimimal deserves another!

‘War Criminal!’: Ron Paul Backers Crash Cheney-Rumsfeld Reunion:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/10/paul-backers-crash-cheney-rumsfeld-reunion/

(Raw Story) Supporters of libertarian Republican Ron Paul shouted down former Vice President Dick Cheney at a conservative conference Thursday, in a sign of a growing foreign policy rift on the American right.

Cheney had appeared on the first day of the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference to introduce Donald Rumsfeld, the former Bush-era defense secretary who was scheduled to receive this year’s “Defender of the Constitution Award.”

That didn’t sit well with “Team Paul,” supporters of Rep. Ron Paul who have long called for an end to the US’s foreign wars.

“Where’s bin Laden?” one heckler shouted as Cheney stood at the podium to introduce Rumsfeld.

“War criminal!” another shouted out, prompting a heated reaction from the crowd.

The specter of a Republican vice president being called a “war criminal” at a conservative conference was so unexpected that it prompted TalkingPointsMemo’s Evan McMorris-Santoro to describe it as “what a Cheney-Rumsfeld hug at the Netroots Nation convention might look like.”

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My Commentary: Ha! Great work, fellow Ron Paul supporters! The Libertarian Party is on the rise!

Ill-Begotten Mubarak Family Fortune Could Reach $70 Billion

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Gamal and Hosni Mubarak are reported to have built up huge fortunes, including properties in London (photo by Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)

Gamal and Hosni Mubarak are reported to have built up huge fortunes, including properties in London (photo by Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)

Mubarak Family Fortune Could Reach $70bn, Say Experts:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/04/hosni-mubarak-family-fortune

President Hosni Mubarak‘s family fortune could be as much as $70bn (£43.5bn) according to analysis by Middle East experts, with much of his wealth in British and Swiss banks or tied up in real estate in London, New York, Los Angeles and along expensive tracts of the Red Sea coast.

After 30 years as president and many more as a senior military official, Mubarak has had access to investment deals that have generated hundreds of millions of pounds in profits. Most of those gains have been taken offshore and deposited in secret bank accounts or invested in upmarket homes and hotels.

According to a report last year in the Arabic newspaper Al Khabar, Mubarak has properties in Manhattan and exclusive Beverly Hills addresses on Rodeo Drive.

His sons, Gamal and Alaa, are also billionaires. A protest outside Gamal’s ostentatious home at 28 Wilton Place in Belgravia, central London, highlighted the family’s appetite for western trophy assets.

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My Commentary:  Crime pays when working as a dictator for America! Meanwhile, Egyptians languish under their US-sponsored tyrant:

40 Percent Of Egyptians Live On 2 Dollars A Day Or Less And The Global Elite Like It That Way:
http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/40-percent-of-egyptians-live-on-2-dollars-a-day-or-less-and-the-global-elite-like-it-that-way

Pro-Mubarak Forces Burn Down Al Jazeera’s Cairo Office

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Egyptian protestors take part in a demonstration on February 1, 2011 at Cairo s Tahrir Square as massive tides of protesters flooded Cairo for the biggest outpouring of anger yet in their relentless drive to oust President Hosni Mubarak's regime. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

Egyptian protestors take part in a demonstration on February 1, 2011 at Cairo s Tahrir Square as massive tides of protesters flooded Cairo for the biggest outpouring of anger yet in their relentless drive to oust President Hosni Mubarak’s regime. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

Al Jazeera’s Cairo Office Burned Down by Pro-Mubarak ‘Thugs’:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/aljazeeras-cairo-office-torched-violence-journalists-escalates/

(Eric W. DolanRawStory.com) Al Jazeera’s office in Cairo was stormed by a “gang of thugs” and set on fire along with all the equipment inside it, the Arab news network said Friday.

“It appears to be the latest attempt by the Egyptian regime or its supporters to hinder Al Jazeera’s coverage of events in the country,” the news network said in a statement.

“In the last week its bureau was forcibly closed, all its journalists had press credentials revoked, and nine journalists were detained at various stages. Al Jazeera has also faced unprecedented levels of interference in its broadcast signal as well as persistent and repeated attempts to bring down its websites.”

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My Commentary: Pro-Mubarak forces are ENEMIES OF TRUTH, just like their leader!!!