The NPR reported today that the Mubarak trial is coming to a close:
As the case against former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak came to a close today, the trial judge announced he expects to deliver a verdict on June 2.
“Mubarak turned down a chance to address the court , the prosecution has called for the death penalty. If convicted, Mubarak, his interior minister Habib al-Adly and six security chiefs could receive the death penalty for ordering the deaths of protesters during the uprising that toppled Mubarak a year ago.”
NPR’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson explained on Morning Edition that if he’s found guilty, Mubarak is expected to appeal the decision. And if he’s found not guilty, “the fear is that people will be outraged” and there could be more violence in the streets of Egypt’s cities.
Mubarak is just one in a long line of potentates, sycophants and public “servants” whose incompetence in leadership is legion. In fact, for over one-thousand years political and social leadership has been a psychotic circus act. For over one thousand years these vultures have leeched and sucked off the blood of the public, dissembled, prevaricated and committed crime after crime against humanity. As the reader may know, I do not support punishment of criminals but I have little sympathy for this man.