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Mubarak may be leaving but he will not be leaving anytime soon. Scott Horton suggests the reason:

So why is Mubarak trying to squeeze a few more months out of his three-decade career in office and avowing his intentions to stay in Egypt rather than packing for the Riviera? It may be because exile isn’t what it used to be; over the last 30 years, things have gotten increasingly difficult for dictators in flight. Successor regimes launch criminal probes; major efforts are mounted to identify assets that may have been stripped or looted by the autocrat, or more commonly, members of his immediate family.

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  1. They also estimate that he has 40-60 billion stashed away. Now that’s what I call a “public servant”. I guess US “aid”/ bribes is the road to prosperity.


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