Do you remember this rumour that said that there would be a very big surprise in the next annual NDP conference ??
Now some of us expected that the big surprise will not be other than the retirement of the big man from the party leadership leaving it to his son Gamal.
This is well known scenario we all know that it is going happen sooner before later. We do not know when but surely it will not happen after 2010. It is well known that to reach this ,there are some signal or events that will proceed,some of them already took place from constitutional amendments , clearing the scene from oppositions icons and most of all making the people accept the transitional or inheritance operation.
You all know that Egyptians do not like nor want GM.
How can you make GM popular ?? Make him inaugurate projects dedicated to the poor classes , the same class his father regime neglected for two decades and his businessmen corrupted friends harm everyday .Still this is not enough I am afraid .
His businessmen policies committee are too rotten and people dislike them all and no one can deny that most of his businessmen committee used their positions to the extreme for their interests and the examples are too many , it is enough to mention the names of Ahmed Ezz and Mamdouh Ismail.
If you remember what happened in Syria when Basher inherited the presidency from his father ,you may understand what I am talking about.
Ladies and gentlemen , Gamal Mubarak may not have joined the army like Basher but he is his following his footsteps , I remember very well there was a huge witch hunt against the corruption icons in the Syrian Baath party including those who served the father for decades.It was like a false promise to the people that Bashar would fight corruption in his government.
Gamal Mubarak and his men know very well the price of people acceptance will include sacrificing some of his friends from businessmen.
Forget about Mamdouh Ismail but look to the following names : Hisham Talaat Mustafa and Mohamed Farid Khamis.
Khamis now is innocent from the charges the newspapers were speaking about in the weekend but look to the level of the noise that was in the newspapers ,Al Ahram first print was speaking about his interrogation before releasing another statement denying these charges in a clear message to the public that no one above the law even those untouchable in the policies committee with MP immunity .
Now to the big TV soap opera of Ramadan : Hisham and Suzanne.
Ahmed Moussa ,Amr Adeeb, Abd Allah Kamel and Karm Gabr who are from the official speakers on behalf of the regime have nothing to say over and over to their readers and viewers in their media outlets that what happened to Hisham is a lesson to all businessmen and that the NDP will not protect them from the law and this is a law state !!
Many people are saying that Hisham was the scapegoat of the NDP and that the decision of his arrest was like a Sacrifice in order to save the dignity of the NDP in front of the world especially the UAE !!
Some believe that the decision of Hisham’s arrest came from the Presidential palace. There are rumours that Habib Al-Adly, the minister of interior himself had to hear Mohsen El-Sokary’s confession by his own ears twice before informing Zechariah Azami and Mubarak . There are other rumours saying that there was a huge diplomatic pressure from the UAE thanks to Prince Mohamed Ibn Maktom,some are saying that the Prince does not want that his prefect city of Dubai to be a crime heaven while other are saying that Prince invited the singer himself to the city with a promise of protection and now after the crime he feels that he was insulted.
Many writers like Ibrahim Eissa are speaking that Hisham was the weakest link in the committee and that Mubarak’s admiration with his work could not help him at all.
May be Hisham was a real surprise for the NDP, they did not know that he is going to hire El-Sokary to kill Tamim in Dubai but they know how to use it to their advantage at least this is how they think , I do not think any difference. People still hate them.
You know sometimes I expect that the big surprise will be the head of Ahmed Ezz , this would be the big ultimate sacrifice.