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Wednesday, February 02, 2011


By Chris Bollyn,

Pro-Mubarak thugs on horseback attacked the peaceful protestors.

U.S. Pursues Dangerous Two-Faced Policy 

Violence Erupts After Obama's C.I.A. Man Advises Mubarak

Mubarak Appoints "C.I.A. Partner" Suleiman Vice President 

Broadcasting Equipment Confiscated from Foreign Journalists

Links to Cairo are Cut as Egyptians Demand End of U.S.-Supported Dictatorship

"I'm extremely concerned, I mean this is yet another symptom, or another indication, of a criminal regime using criminal acts. My fear is that it will turn into a bloodbath."
- Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian opposition leader

"To the people of Egypt, particularly the young people of Egypt, I want to be clear: We hear your voices. I have an unyielding belief that you will determine your own destiny and seize the promise of a better future for your children and your grandchildren."
- U.S. President Barack Obama, 1 February 2011 

CAIRO, February 1 - Egyptian women join thousands of protestors at Tahrir Square demanding the end of the U.S.-supported Mubarak dictatorship.

More than 100,000 protesters had massed in the square by midday.

February 1 - Mubarak speaks on national television saying he will step down on - in September...

while Obama says Egypt’s change of leaders must start immediately.  "The status quo is not sustainable," Obama said in comments given after Mubarak's speech.  "An orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now,” Obama said.  The Egyptian dictator has been America’s most reliable (read pro-Israel) ally in the Middle East for 30 years.  Mubarak has blocked much-needed relief from reaching the besieged Palestinians of Gaza, who share a mostly closed border with Egypt.  Photo - Barack Obama and Hosni Mubarak at the White House, 1 September 2010.

Mubarak has appointed his intelligence chief, C.I.A. "partner" Omar Suleiman, as vice president.  Suleiman is clearly the man who the C.I.A. hopes will replace Mubarak.  A senior U.S. intelligence official described Suleiman as deeply involved in every aspect of the diplomatic relationship between the two countries, as well as a C.I.A. partner in sensitive programs, including transfers and interrogations (read kidnap and torture) of prisoners captured in counterterrorism operations. As the C.I.A. point man in Egypt, Suleiman meets often Israeli leaders.  Here he shakes hands with Ehud Barak, the war criminal who killed 1,400 civilians in Gaza as Barack Obama became president in January 2009.  At the time, Obama said he would have plenty to say about Israeli war crimes in Gaza - but has said nothing ever since.

President Barack Obama sent Frank Wisner of the C.I.A. (Vice Chairman of A.I.G. and director of Enron) to Egypt on January 31 to advise the besieged dictator Hosni Mubarak, who is quickly losing control of the nation.  Shortly after Obama's "special envoy" arrived in Cairo, broadcasting equipment was confiscated from foreign journalists (including the BBC) and all roads and rail links to the capital were cut. This is a very dangerous game and reveals the two-faced nature of the Zionist-controlled Obama administration.  While Obama talks about supporting "democratic change", he sends a "dirty tricks" man in a last-ditch effort to prevent the U.S.-funded dictatorship from falling.  This desperate and deceitful action by the Obama administration can only harm future relations with Egypt.

A protester looks at a burnt Egyptian Army armoured vehicle in downtown Cairo 28 January 2011.  (Reuters)

The Israeli war criminal and terrorist Ehud Olmert with Hosni Mubarak, the detestable 82-year-old tyrant of Egypt known for his support of U.S. and Zionist criminal policies against the Palestinian - and Egyptian people.

Mubarak and Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister from the extreme right-wing Likud Party.  The Zionist state depends on corrupt leaders in the Middle East (and the United States) for its survival.  Despite its claims to support democracy in the region, the prospect of a democratic state in Egypt is seen as a great threat to Israel.

This video shows the Egyptian police shooting a teenage protestor in cold blood.
The uprising in Tunisia has spread to Egypt, the most populous and important nation of the Arab world.  Massive protests with tens of thousands of people have also broken out in Yemen.  Having followed the developments in Tunisia closely on the BBC World Service, I noticed an attitude of unusual concern by the BBC toward the popular uprising that overthrew the Tunisian dictator Ben Ali.  When similar uprisings have happened in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, China, or Burma they have invariably been praised and promoted as a sign of the progress of western democracy.  This supportive attitude, however, was conspicuously lacking in the BBC coverage uprising in Tunisia.  The first question asked (with obvious concern) of every commentator was always, "Will the unrest in Tunisia spread to Egypt and other Arab nations?" 

One got the distinct impression that the BBC is somehow afraid of democracy in the Arab world.  Their attitude seems to be that the people of the Middle East do not have the same right to demand democratic governments as the people of Europe.  Decades of U.S. (and British) support for dictators like Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak and the refusal of the U.S. and the "international community" to accept the democratically elected Hamas government of Palestine are proof (if any were needed) that the U.S. government does not really support democracy in the Arab world.  Dictators are, after all, so much easier to control.  Having fostered and supported virtually every dictator in the Middle East, the U.S. regime now finds itself wrong-footed and in an increasingly weakened position in the region.  These popular uprisings will have profound consequences on U.S. stature and policies in the region.

Protestors tear down an image of the Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak in Alexandria on 25 January 2011.
The naysaying pundits on the BBC notwithstanding, the growing intifada in Cairo and across Egypt has shown that the popular revolt is spreading and will not be put down by Mubarak and his security forces.  The writing on the wall is clear - the many long years of Hosni Mubarak's brutal tyranny are over.  The dictators across the region are now planning their own escapes.  A new day is dawning in the Middle East and there will be no going back to the darkness of the days of the dictators.  The protests that are rocking the Middle East today will eventually result in great changes for the people of the entire region by ending the decades of tyranny imposed on their nations by the Zionist-controlled regimes of the United States, Britain, and Israel.


The overthrow of the Mubarak dictatorship puts Israel in "a state of strategic distress", according to Aluf Benn of Ha'aretz:  "The fading power of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's government leaves Israel in a state of strategic distress. Without Mubarak, Israel is left with almost no friends in the Middle East; last year, Israel saw its alliance with Turkey collapse."  Israel's strategic distress at the possibility of a democratic Egypt emerging from the overthrow of Mubarak led the Zionist-controlled Obama administration to take desperate and deceitful measures to support the dictatorship the U.S. has funded with billions of dollars every year - for 30 years.

The Obama administration sent Frank Gardiner Wisner 2nd, the son of one of the founders of the C.I.A.'s propaganda and special operations branch to control the critical situation in Egypt. Sending Wisner to Egypt indicates that the United States is engaged in a dangerous and dirty operation against the Egyptian protestors, who massed in Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 1.  If the U.S.-backed dictatorship resorts to violence, as it apparently has done with the attacks by men on horseback on the protestors in Tahrir Square, the U.S. will have to bear blame for having sent Wisner, a veteran "dirty tricks" agent with a long history of counter-revolutionary actions.  When we consider that the United States is controlled by a criminal regime, which is protecting the real culprits of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, we can understand that the U.S. government shares the same criminal nature as those it supports in Egypt and Israel.

Wisner's father became the head of the C.I.A.'s Directorate of Plans (DPP) in 1952 and Richard Helms was his chief of operations. The DPP, formed by the merger of the Office of Policy Coordination and the Office of Special Operations (the espionage division) accounted for three quarters of the C.I.A. budget and 60 percent of its personnel.  In the early 1950s, Wisner orchestrated the overthrow of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran and Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala.

This is a very dangerous move because it shows that the Obama White House is pursuing a two-faced policy of trying to keep Mubarak in power while it pretends to be supporting democratic change in Egypt.  Shortly after Wisner arrived in Cairo the Egyptian authorities began confiscating broadcasting equipment from foreign journalists, including the BBC - on arrival at the airport.  As millions of Egyptians prepared for a huge rally in Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 1, roads and rail links to Cairo were cut.  These actions are clearly being taken on orders given by Wisner.  This shows that the United States is actually working to support the Mubarak dictatorship in the face of massive protests by the Egyptian people.  This is an extremely ill-advised and dangerous game to be playing while the Obama administration pretends to support "democratic change."

Frank Gardiner Wisner was on Enron's board of directors since 1997 and was Vice Chairman of Maurice Greenberg's criminal American International Group (A.I.G.) through 2009, after A.I.G. had received hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars to support its criminal enterprise.  Both Enron and A.I.G. were engaged in massive fraud operations that cost the U.S. taxpayer dearly.  Wisner has also been involved in C.I.A. activity since the early years of the Vietnam War.

Sources and Recommended Reading:

“Obama says an orderly transition 'must begin now'”, by Karen DeYoung, Washington Post, 2 February 2011

“Without Egypt, Israel will be left with no friends in Mideast”, by Aluf Benn, Haaretz, 29 January 2011

"The Power Elite: Enron and Frank Wisner", People's Democracy, 16 November 1997
“Egypt's intelligence chief, Omar Suleiman, could be called on to smooth turmoil,” by Joby Warrick and Greg Miller, Washington Post, February 1, 2011

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