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Africa North
Egypt: Nobody Gets Out With More Than $10k
You've got your brains, two hands, and a willingness to work, O Copts. Get the hell out now, because soon you'll lose your possessions without the possibility of escape.
The tyranny is in full swing in Egypt, where the government has now banned anyone wanting to leave the country from taking more than $10,000 with them.
Unless you're a general, colonel, former government minister, black market dealer or know the secret handshake...
This is the same measure used by the government of Iran to prevent emigration, or to confiscate the cash of those who do wish to emigrate.

The purpose of the measure is supposedly to prevent deflation, with Egyptians running to withdraw their cash and get out of Dodge the Moslem Brüderbund-run quasi-dictatorship. Since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak
...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011...
, the Egyptian central bank has poured $20 billion in foreign reserves into the pound currency.
Posted by:trailing wife

#8  Oooh - you're gonna send our little trollish Brit fanatic over the edge with that one.
Posted by: Pappy   2012-12-27 21:26  

#7  Think Isreal should consider Settlements of Copt Christians in certain areas. I'm even sure they'd be more than willing to serve in the IDF.
Posted by: Charles   2012-12-27 15:37  

#6  Three boats, here's the helicopter, be on it.
Posted by: Perfesser   2012-12-27 13:04  

#5  coming soon to California
Posted by: Frank G   2012-12-27 08:12  

#4  They're all so big on Sharia they can just shuffle off to Istanbul. I'm sure Erdogan is heading for just the same kind of theocracy.
Posted by: AlanC   2012-12-27 07:30  

#3  Most Egyptians with real money have multiple off shore accounts.

Less wealthy Egyptians have long been buying portable wealth, e.g. gold and diamonds which can be hidden in clothing.
Posted by: lord garth   2012-12-27 07:12  

#2  And so it begins ...
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2012-12-27 00:10  

#1  Anybody that didn't move their money out of there a long time ago probably isn't going anywhere anyways.
Posted by: tu3031   2012-12-27 00:07