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Posts Tagged ‘Omar Suleiman

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 […]

America’s choice of Egyptian dictator Omar Suleiman

February 8, 2011

As it now stands, the United States appears content to contemplate exchanging Hosni Mubarak for Egypt’s new Vice President, Omar Suleiman, the Egyptian spy master–that is, one dictator for another– to maintain the status quo. Of course, Israel must sign off on this deal, assuring the U.S. that Egypt can remain as its main base […]

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” […]

How the Egyptian counterinsurgency was planned

February 5, 2011

True to their promise, the pro-democracy groups drew a remarkable eight million people (ten percent of the population) throughout Egypt on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. A small clique of officials were meeting in desperation on January 31 in Cairo. According to several sources including former intelligence officer Col. Omar Afifi, one of these officials was […]

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 […]

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 […]