Oil-for-Food and Beatings-for-Egyptians..Boutros one more time!
There were many questions raised at that point, why a Council for Human Rights now? Human rights have been violated for 23 years under Mubarak and his predecessors so what is new? Oh nothing, 2005 was coming and it is the time when Mubarak has to repost himself as president. The Council did not carry any credibility because all its members are hired by the government with high records of loyalty. So the complaints of the Egyptians about human rights violations were also referred to state security instead of being referred to independent entities for true investigations. State security will know which Egyptian dared to complain instead of listening. I do not know of any “efficient complaint system” that was installed by the so-called Council for Human Rights. I do not imagine opposition groups filing a complaint to Boutros Ghali who earns his salary because Mubarak hired him. How can a person defend his own rights when the aggressor is paying?
Anyway, that was last year, many of Kefaya Movement and other opposition groups were savagely beaten in the streets of Cairo on several occasions and not one statement or press release from the so-called Council. The Council’s plea is probably that these are incidents, insurgencies; Look at the big picture, which is Egypt is stable under Mubarak’s oppression that’s why Egypt started exporting terrorists to the rest of the world.
Let’s go back to the chairman of this Council, Boutros Ghali, the former Secretary-General of the UN. I would like to warn my readers, don’t trust anyone who Mubarak hires anywhere. The regime loves hiring people that do not have clean records or do not understand anything and are willing to pay blind allegiance. These are the two main qualifications that qualify anyone to work with the Egyptian regime. Anyone eligible here?
I think I am right again. Reuters reported this story yesterday on the involvement of Boutros Ghali, his brother-in-law, Fred Nadler and his cousin Fakhry Abdelnour in the oil-for-food scandal.