Friday, February 4, 2011
President Pootie Tang wants besieged Egyptian dictator Mubarak replaced with torture-linked CIA point man, Omar Suleiman.
Suleiman, the newly installed vice president was the former head of Egypt’s spy agency and the “CIA point man” who facilitated the “extraordinary rendition” of terrorism suspects.
Even though Mubarak has balked, so far at leaving now, officials from both governments are continuing talks about a plan in which, Mr. Suleiman, backed by Sami Enan, chief of the Egyptian armed forces, and Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi, the Defense Minister, would immediately begin a process of constitutional reform.
The proposal also calls for the transitional government to invite members from a broad range of opposition groups, including the banned Muslim Brotherhood, to begin work to open up the country’s electoral system in an effort to bring about free and fair elections in September, the officials said.
As spy chief, Suleiman embraced the CIA’s controversial “extraordinary rendition” program, in which terror suspects snatched by Americans were taken to Egypt and other countries without legal proceedings and subjected to brutal interrogations.
Suleiman “was the CIA’s point man in Egypt for rendition,” Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side, wrote on the New Yorker‘s website.
I realize Egypt lets the U.S. send its warships through the Suez Canal but perhaps the U.S. needs to stay out of the internal affairs of Egypt?