I bet he is not even sick.
President Hosni Mubarak’s health on Wednesday, a day after the state news agency reported that his condition was so grave that he had to be transferred from the prison where he is serving a life sentence to a military hospital.
Mubarak was in the military. It is his military that is controlling the country. There is now a power vacuum in the country between the radical Muslim Brotherhood who is claiming victory in the election and the military rulers. The military is trying to consolidate power by dissolving the parliament and weakening the president’s powers before they hand over control. If they hand over control. I bet they are trying to protect their old leader before that transfer happens. I bet he is just fine. Otherwise why all the secrecy about his condition.
Low ranking security officers, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, speculated that the previous night’s reports that Mr. Mubarak was on the edge of death were part of a scheme to transport him out of Egypt for care. Indeed, many Egyptians on Wednesday wondered if the state news agency reports of his near death were all a morbid hoax.
Analysts marveled that Mr. Mubarak had lost consciousness at the climactic moment of the struggle over the future of the system he had defined for so long, and just two days after the vote to choose his successor.