Egypt’s Mubarak death reports wrapped in controversy; Islamists confront army
USAfrica: Amidst the massive protests against the manipulation of the outcome of the presidential elections in Egypt and its democratic, constitutional path, the country is awash with divergent
reports claiming that former dictator and former president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, died Tuesday night June 19, 2012.
While the government-run Middle East News Agency reported that the 84-years old former ruler was “clinically dead” — after multiple strokes — at Maadi Hospital in southern Cairo, a key member of the armed forces ruling council said the man is alive but in very critical condition.
Another voice added to the conflicting reports. The official spokesman of the Egyptian prosecutor’s office Adel Saeed said today that: “We were informed by prison authority that Mubarak’s heart has stopped and they used electric shocks and CPR to resurrect him. He is now on an artificial respirator and doctors from the armed forces and International Medical Center will inspect him.”
Meanwhile, the dueling claims over who won the presidential elections continue between the more popular Mohamed Morsy of the Muslim Brotherhood party and the pro-establishment, pro-armed forces candidate and former prime minister under Mubarak, Ahmed Shafiq.
USAfrica news index June 1-18, 2012 show that Morsy’s radical Islam platform has remained a major concern for many liberal, women rights groups inside Egypt and externally for the U.S. and Israel power blocs.
A senior security official in Washington DC told USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com that “In weighing the unfolding events in Egypt, we (the U.S) have key interests in the Middle East and north Africa. We’re for democracy but frankly not a radical, theocratic Egypt. We’re closely following how they are resolved.” Mubarak and the leadership of Egypt’s armed forces are closely aligned to the U.S.. unlike the Muslim Brotherhood who hold counter-positions to the establishment.
The formal results of the elections are scheduled to be released on Thursday June 21, 2012.
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