Boutros Ghali Family Active In Egyptian Transition
airo -- The current revolt against President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt could cause a collapse of the economy, former United Nations secretary general Boutros Boutros Ghali has said. "A country like Egypt which is facing a population explosion cannot withstand the current situation," said Boutros Ghali in an interview. A member of Egypt's minority Coptic Christian community and an academic, Boutros Ghali served as the sixth UN Secretary General from 1992-1996 during the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, the Rwandan genocide and other world crises.
"The rift on the streets between those who were happy with the president's last speech (announcing he would not stand for re-election in September) and those who believe he should go now, risk sparking a devastating economic crisis," he said. "The Egyptian public is unaware of the impact such a crisis will have over the next few months," he stressed. Boutros Ghali warned that chaos could ensue in the country of 80.4 million people if Mubarak was forced out immediately. "You can't effect a transition in 24 hours and at the same time avert the risk of uncontrollable chaos," he said. Boutros Ghali said he would be prepared to act as a mediator between opposing forces in Egypt.
Meanwhile, Ghali's nephew, Youssef Boutros-Ghali, who was replaced as Egypt's finance minister in the Mubarak turmoil, resigned on Friday as head of the International Monetary Fund's main policy steering panel. World economic leaders were so impressed with the younger Ghali's work in steering Egypt's economy in a positive direction last year, that he was quickly placed in control of the panel steering all world banking activity for the International Monetary Fund. This made Youssef (read Joseph) a prophetically huge figure in the forthcoming globalist paradigm.
Few realize the elder Ghali was the key architect of the Camp David Accords, tasked with creating the international plan which amounted to the world's first peace treaty between an Arab state and Israel. He is also a distinguished jurist with the World Court in the Hague -- the body which is expected to be entrusted with the United Nations initiated proceedings (the Special Tribunal For Lebanon, or STL) against key Hezbollah officials, and possibly the Iranian Ayatollah Khameini in the assassination of Lebanese President Rafiq Hariri.
For more on Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and his pivotal role in the emerging international order, see
Egypt's Road To Jerusalem.