It is very difficult to pinpoint what is going on right now in Cairo. Earlier today, news reports out of Egypt citing state-run MENA news agency which reported that Mubarak had been declared clinically dead after being admitted to a military hospital on Tuesday evening. “Mubarak’s heart stopped beating and was subjected to a defibrillator several times but did not respond,” the MENA release stated.
But shortly thereafter, several senior Egyptian officials refuted the state news agency’s report. Gen. Mamdouh Shahin, a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, reportedly told CNN that Mubarak “is not clinically dead as reported, but his health is deteriorating and he is in critical condition.”
Mubarak, 84, ruled Egypt for nearly 30 years, steering the nation through the turmoil that swept a Middle East region. The once considered the US closest ally is now a criminal convicted for his role in the deaths of those fighting to oust him.
According to Agence France Presse, Mubarak suffered a stroke on Tuesday, and a defibrillator was used in prison before he was taken to the military hospital. Whether Mubarak is dead or not, his current standing is the direct result of bankrupt reactionary politic with an overlapping despotism. So, we are watching closely. Keep checking our site for further development and analysis of the former strongman and despot.