The Egyptian President, whose family wealth is estimated between 25 - 70 billion dollars, is reportedly executing an historic plunder of the country prior to departing for an undisclosed location.
His increasingly bizarre behaviour is atributed by this correspondent to an Egyptian equivalent of the Jerusalem Syndrome wherein an individual is overcome by a sense of the prophetical or mystical.
In Mubarak's case, he sees himself as a reincarnated Cleopatra in search of a lover who will understand him/her.
This correspondent believes that Mubarak will flee to Italy and take up residence proximate to Silvio Berlusconi (the reader will recall Cleopatra's infatuation with Italy's Julius Caesar at the time).
Our correspondents have placed themselves strategically, with long-distance cameras, in the vicinity and will bring you the appropriate photographs when available.
Sometimes, in strange ways, history repeats itself, sort of.
Stranger things have happened - such as Hillary Clinton recently expressing solidarity with the beleaguered common people of the Middle East.