Sunday, February 13, 2011

Why didn't Fubarak resign sooner?

Two competing views.

First, this story says he was out of touch, isolated, surrounded by yes-men and advised by his genius son that he could still ride things out and stay in power.

Second, this story says he was buying time while he feverishly stashed his billions of wealth in untraceable places.

I guess both could have elements of the truth, but my money is on #2.

1 comment:

Old Benjamin said...

I say he had a deal going with certain high-ranking military officials, than it feel through. I don't think #1 is probable. A guy that retained power for thirty years would most certainly be aware of the means to stay there. At the point when he could no longer keep the backing of certain people, he knew it was time to leave.