Regarding our week-long rush-hour
Question: You know why Mubarak never opens a project, visits a ministry, doesn't go anywhere or do anything on Fridays? Answer: Because Friday is the only day when the streets of Cairo are empty from the morning to the afternoon, thus allowing anyone attempting an assassination a chance to run away with their car afterwards. This isn't the case during any other day of the week, where there is a contention of traffic everywhere and it takes you at least an hour to go for a 15 minute drive. That's why he insists on going places on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, wendsday and Thursday during the worst hours of traffic; where would a potential assassin run away to when all the streets are packed? Ohh, the things you learn from the President's security detail people!