posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 10:37 AM
I find it a little shocking how the White House is considering supporting Suleiman to takeover as president, they clearly don't mind having a
torturer lead a new democratic nation. How's that a good replacement? Mubarak might've been a bad guy but hes not half as bad as Suleiman. Check out
this article about him: english.aljazeera.net...
here are exerts:
In Egypt, as Habib recounts in his memoir, My Story: The Tale of a Terrorist Who Wasn’t, he was repeatedly subjected to electric shocks, immersed in
water up to his nostrils and beaten. His fingers were broken and he was hung from metal hooks. At one point, his interrogator slapped him so hard that
his blindfold was dislodged, revealing the identity of his tormentor: Suleiman.
Al-Libi was eventually sent off, quietly, to Libya - though he reportedly made a few other stops along the way - where he was imprisoned. The use of
al-Libi’s statement in the build-up to the Iraq war made him a huge American liability once it became clear that the purported al-Qaeda–Saddam
connection was a tortured lie. His whereabouts were, in fact, a secret for years, until April 2009 when Human Rights Watch researchers investigating
the treatment of Libyan prisoners encountered him in the courtyard of a prison. Two weeks later, on May 10, al-Libi was dead, and the Gaddafi regime
claimed it was a suicide.
According to Evan Kohlmann, who enjoys favoured status among US officials as an 'al-Qaeda expert', citing a classified source: 'Al-Libi’s death
coincided with the first visit by Egypt’s spymaster Omar Suleiman to Tripoli.'
Kohlmann surmises and opines that, after al-Libi recounted his story about about an al-Qaeda–Saddam-WMD connection, "The Egyptians were embarassed
by this admission - and the Bush government found itself in hot water internationally. Then, in May 2009, Omar Suleiman saw an opportunity to get even
with al-Libi and travelled to Tripoli. By the time Omar Suleiman’s plane left Tripoli, Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi had committed 'suicide'."
Right now I'm checking what journalists in Cairo are tweeting and one says:
"HRW say a silent crackdown underway against protest movement, with some military involvement"
So whats this? Is that the transition the people were asking for? More of the same more like it and the worst part of it is that it would make the
leaders of the world happier.