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Posts Tagged ‘Hosni Mubarak

Mohammed Hussein Tantawi now in charge of Egyptian Government

February 12, 2011

Mohammed Hussein Tantawi is Egypt’s deputy prime minister, defense minister and commander-in-chief of the country’s armed forces. In the West, little is known about him, or how he intends to lead the Egyptian military, now that it’s in charge of the government. Tantawi was only recently made deputy prime minister, appointed by former President Hosni […]

Omar Suleiman de facto Egyptian president a feared man

February 11, 2011

Long a pillar of Hosni Mubarak’s three-decade rule over Egypt, Omar Suleiman now sits at the top of the pyramid as its de facto president. A former general who trained under both the United States and Soviet Union during the Cold War, Suleiman took over Egypt’s Mukhabarat intelligence agency in 1993. “He is basically your […]

WikiLeaks reveals the FBI trained Egypt’s state torturers

February 11, 2011

Egypt’s secret police, long accused of torturing suspects and intimidating political opponents of President Hosni Mubarak, received training at the FBI’s facility in Quantico, Virginia, even as US diplomats compiled allegations of brutality against them, according to US State Department cables released by WikiLeaks. One cable, dated November 2007 and published by the Telegraph, describes […]

WikiLeaks reveals Israel prefers Egypt’s Omar Suleiman

February 8, 2011

Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman was long seen by Israel as the preferred candidate to succeed President Hosni Mubarak, secret U.S. diplomatic cables published Monday suggested. According to an August 2008 cable released by WikiLeaks and published by the Daily Telegraph newspaper on its website, a senior adviser from the Israeli Ministry of Defense told […]

Orchestrating a flawed transition for Egypt

February 6, 2011

As the Mubarak regime turns to violence in a vain attempt to repress the peaceful protests that have swept Egypt’s streets, the risks associated with current U.S. strategy for Egypt and the wider region continue to grow. Washington’s response has departed little from its original script. This script involves repeatedly invoking the language of “moderation” […]

Pro-Mubarak push in Cairo orchestrated by Mubarak regime?

February 3, 2011

Egypt’s prime minister, Ahmed Shafiqm, apologized for the violent attacks on protesters and said the country’s president has asked him to investigate the security chaos. Meanwhile, the military — which had largely remained still in the area of Tahrir Square during violent clashes between supporters and foes of President Hosni Mubarak — took position between […]

Why America’s love affair with Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan

February 2, 2011

Much of the media coverage of the protests in Egypt has noted that President Obama is in a tough position because the regime of Hosni Mubarak is an important ally of the United States. So it’s natural to ask: How and why did the United States become allies with Egypt in the first place? And […]

Egypt’s peace with Israel may be short-lived

January 31, 2011

The former head of the UN atomic body (IAEA), Mohamed ElBaradei returned to Egypt last Thursday just before the rioting broke out. Now Egyptian opposition groups have called on ElBaradei to negotiate with the government of the embattled president Hosni Mubarak. This includes the Muslim Brotherhood, whose leading member Essam el-Eryan has said the opposition […]

Omar Suleiman to follow Mubarak in Egypt?

January 30, 2011

Hosni Mubarak, the man who still claims to be president of Egypt, swore in the most preposterous choice of vice-president in an attempt to soften the fury of the protesters. – Omar Suleiman, Egypt’s chief negotiator with Israel and Mubarak’s senior intelligence officer, is a 75-year-old with years of visits to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem […]

Mubarak Egypt regime United States double standard

January 30, 2011

In a country like Egypt, it’s not easy to get people to put down their names and government ID numbers on a document calling for fundamental democratic reforms, yet a million people have done just that. You in the West have been sold the idea that the only options in the Arab world are between […]