L'Autre Monde 7 février 2011: Révolution en Égypte, USraël supportent la tyrannie/Wikileaks/Internet sous attaques
L'Autre Monde 7 février 2011: Révolution en Égypte, USraël supportent la tyrannie/Wikileaks/Internet sous attaques
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L'Autre Monde 7 février 2011
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Actualité mondiale, les révoltes en Égypte et à travers le monde, Moyen-Orient, Wikileaks et la béatification de Julian Assange, Internet sous attaques et quelques considérations...
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Desperation on the cusp of madness to polish this propaganda turd. But given that Kissinger, Gore, and Obama, got one of these, it is not like the Peace Prize has any credibility attached to it these days. I won't believe the Peace Prize has any integrity until Cindy Sheehan and Helen Thomas and Bev Harris get theirs!
WikiLeaks: the Movie to blow whistle on 'most dangerous man in the world'
Film studio secures screen rights to forthcoming biography about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
WikiLeaks: the Movie moved a step closer to reality yesterday after studio executives picked up the screen rights to the forthcoming Julian Assange biography The Most Dangerous Man in the World by award-winning Australian writer Andrew Fowler. The book details Assange's life from his childhood on Magnetic Island in Queensland, Australia, all the way through to his founding of the whistleblower website in 2006 to publish classified material.
Hundreds of bloggers have been getting the truth out for almost two decades, then Assange shows up and three months later is the darling of the corporate media, and will now have a film made about his life (as he imagines it to have been). Could it be any more obvious WikiLeaks ia a manufactured propaganda hoax?
Webster G. Tarpley
Awareness is growing around the world that the Wikileaks-Julian Assange theater of the absurd is radically inauthentic – a psyop.
Wikileaks and its impaired boss represent a classic form of limited hangout or self-exposure, a kind of lurid striptease in which the front organization releases doctored and pre-selected materials provided by the intelligence agency with the intent of harming, not the CIA, nor the UK, nor the Israelis, but rather such classic CIA enemies’ list figures as Putin, Berlusconi, Karzai, Qaddafi, Rodriguez de Kirchner, etc.
In Tunisia, derogatory material about ex-President Ben Ali leaked by Wikileaks has already brought a windfall for Langley in the form of the rare ouster of an entrenched Arab government.
WikiLeaks And Assange: Limited Hangouts In The Service Of The CIA - A LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM WEBSTER TARPLEY
Israel's Gaza flotilla probe: IDF soldiers acted in self-defense
First part of Turkel Commission report finds that Israel's naval blockade of Gaza does not break international law.
By Barak Ravid
Israeli soldiers who took part in a raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla last May which resulted in the deaths of nine people had acted in self-defense, according to the first part of a report by an Israeli panel of inquiry into the incident, which was released Sunday.
My response to the unexpected confirmation that ASSANGE & SHAMIR - DISINFORMATION AGENTS?, is reproduced below. This case once again underscores the fact that the beleaguered public, wildly searching for leaders and guidance among the alternate media and the various dissent-chiefs who dominate it, simply cannot trust anyone to be who they claim they are just because they play dissent.
Do not trust people (not even me). Trust facts. Trust your own mind. Judge each new piece of information on its own merits. Be your own best scientist, your own best analyst, and your own judge of what is true.
(Just in time to derail the upcoming Jan. 21-22 nuclear talks between Iran and major powers in the world, along comes yet another Wiki”leak” which purports to expose Iran as rushing to obtain a nuclear weapon or materials to build one. This of course is based on no factual information but instead its compiled from interagency gossip and rumor milling collected from hundreds of cables supposedly sent from actors inside the state department. The nuclear talks look to be a good opportunity to disarm the tense situation in the Middle East, but just like the state department did with the tensions in Korea, they are obviously using these fake or erroneous cables to stir the pot as much as they can before peace can break out region.)
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Julian Assange promet des révélations sur Israël
Le grand patron et fondateur du site Internet WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, a promis jeudi de publier bientôt des « centaines de documents sensibles » sur Israël et son gouvernement.
Interviewé par la chaîne d'information arabe Al-Jazira, Julian Assange a expliqué que son entreprise était en possession de plusieurs « documents sensibles et classés » impliquant l'État d'Israël.
Ces documents portent notamment sur la guerre israélienne menée au Liban en 2006 contre le Hezbollah ou encore l'assassinat en janvier dernier, à Dubaï, du haut responsable du Hamas, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. Cet assassinat est attribué aux services secrets israéliens.
Récemment, WikiLeaks publiait le contenu d'une note diplomatique américaine qui révélait que des membres du Fatah, le parti du président de l'Autorité palestinienne, Mahmoud Abbas, avaient demandé à Tel-Aviv en 2007 d'attaquer leurs rivaux du Hamas.
Questionné sur le peu de révélations concernant Israël, le fondateur de WikiLeaks s'est défendu d'avoir pris une entente secrète avec Tel-Aviv pour ne pas publier ces documents.
« Nous n'avons aucun accord secret avec aucun pays. [...] Nous n'avons aucun contact direct ou indirect avec les Israéliens », a soutenu Julian Assange sur les ondes d'Al-Jazira.
Selon Julian Assange, WikiLeaks détient actuellement pas moins de 3700 documents impliquant Israël. Selon lui, seuls 2 % de ces documents ont été rendus publics jusqu'ici.
...I want to present the following article from the Zionist Jewish propaganda site; Haaretz, at www.haaretz.com. It is entitled: "Netanyahu: Wikileaks Showed Three Top Issues In Middle East Are Iran, Iran, Iran", and I have it in its entirety right here for my own readers to view and ponder:
The relationship between Assange and the newspaper had by this point descended into one that involved "distrust and anger", becoming so acrimonious that the WikiLeaks founder claimed it had breached an agreement on the publication of the data which he saw as his own.
In a detailed account of the tensions, Vanity Fair magazine reports that Assange argued that "he owned the information and had a financial interest in how and when it was released".
Assange "owns" that information? How very corporate media of him! A "financial interest" in when and how it was released? As in "Wikileaks accepted money NOT to publish material damaging to Israel" interest?
I told you this was an extortion racket!
Although we are treated to daily accounts of how the net tightens around Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the contents of the US embassy cables have been doled out to us in spoonfuls. To add insult to injury, it is now clear that The Guardian edits and distorts the cables in order to protect their readers from unflattering remarks about how their corporations behave overseas. The Guardian has deliberately excised portions of published cables to hide evidence of corruption.
So ... Assange claims he is leaking documents the media doesn't want you to see, but then hands them back to the media in an exclusive (and paid) deal, which edits at will before publication?
Wikileaks is an extortion racket!
The founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has signed $1.5 million contracts with publishers to pen his autobiography, the Sunday Times said.
This is his payoff.
Who owns the Sunday Times?
A. Rupert Murdoch, biggest Zionist paid up fan club member and fully fledged threat to the UK's democracy.
So if Wikileaks is a zionist front, who better to pay him off than the wing man of all that is evil about Israel.
Good call, this is his "pay off".
What a reluctant hero that Julian Assange is, huh? How noble of him to make the ultimate sacrifice by allowing a globalist publication firm to pay him 1.5 million dollars for attaching his name to a ghost written biography. Will this guy’s heroic actions never cease?
Here’s a partial list of other authors that Julian’s publishing house has deals with..
Thomas Kean co-chair 9/11 Commision Report
Lee H. Hamilton co-chair 9/11 Commision Report
Julian Assange has stated on al Jazeera that he will release some 3,700 secret (and even “top-secret”) documents pertaining to Israel in 6 months.
Why would he wait if he had “truth” that needed to be revealed to the world?
What he is doing is providing an existential threat to the state of Israel; one that can and will be used by AIPAC to pressure members of the House of Representatives and the Senate to pass legislation effectively shutting down the open internet as we know it.
The 6 month pending deadline should be just enough time for Israel’s massive propaganda machine.
After Israel’s Dec. 2008-Jan. 2009 attack on Gaza, their more recent attack on the humanitarian aid flotilla, and the assassination of a Palestinian public official, their public opinion rating has taken a nose-dive. Their megaphoned apologists and their public relations efforts failed in the face of an open and uncensored internet.
Assange’s new, unexplainable, 6 month deadline creates just enough of a pending existential threat to the state of Israel to justify AIPAC influenced U.S. congressmen to pass a draconian internet censoring bill in the same vein as the U.S. Patriot Act.
This serves not only the state of Israel, but also the U.S. state department. After Hillary Clinton’s failed efforts to frame North Korea for the sinking of the Cheonan, it is in the best interest of the imperial U.S. that the freedom of the internet and the rapid exchange of information is curbed. This is ultimately the point of the Wikileaks psyop and at least now we have a definitive time-line.
(The following Julian Assange quotes taken from an interview on al Jazeera and published by Information Clearinghouse)
topic: holding “leaks” pertaining to Israel for 6 months
“There are 3,700 files related to Israel and the source of 2,700 files is Israel. In the next six months we intend to publish more files depending on our sources,”
“We will publish 3700 files and the source is the American embassy in Tel Aviv. Prime Minister Netanyahu was traveling to Paris to talk to the US ambassador there. You will see more information about that in six months.”
Why would Assange hold important leaks about Israel for 6 months while knowingly allowing establishment newspapers to publish misleading information about North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, and nearly every other Middle East country immediately?
topic: Assange aware that papers he gave “leaks” to are filtering the truth about Israel
files pertaining to the 2006 Lebanon War (Condi Rice’s war) – ”Yes there is some information about that and these files were classified as top secret.
files pertaining to the assassination of a Palestinian leader - “Yes there are some indication to this and may be some special reports published by newspapers. Mossad agents used Australian, British and European passports to travel to Dubai and there are diplomatic files about that.”
“The Guardian, El-Pais and Le Monde have published only two percent of the files related to Israel due to the sensitive relations between Germany, France and Israel. Even New York Times could not publish more due to the sensitivities related to the Jewish community in the US,”
Assange is blaming these entities for filtering the “leaks” yet these cables are in his possession and he could do with them as he pleases. He’s allowing this to happen. Why? If getting out the “truth” is what Wikileaks is all about, why this convoluted and manipulated process?
topic: Official U.S. funding??!?
“We were the biggest institution receiving official funding from the US but after we released a video tape about killing people in cold blood in Iraq in 2007, the funding stopped and we had to depend on individuals for finance.”
What “official funding” is he talking about? Has this money been in place since even before Wikileaks started officially leaking anything? If you read the John Young emails, that would certainly seem to be the case.
It is my sincere hope that this latest ploy by Julian Assange finally exposes this Wikileaks psyop to journalists like Pilger and Greenwald.
By giving this arbitrary and pointless deadline, by creating an existential threat which can only benefit AIPAC lobbyists, Assange has finally exposed his purpose in such a way as there cannot be any more question as to what that purpose ultimately is: the end of the free and open internet.
Veterans Today has been informed by sources within the ADL that, in coordination with Julian Assange’s announcement, they were “tasked” by the Tel Aviv government to begin operations against journalists and online publications that had let to Wikileaks being discredited as an Israeli intelligence operation. Sources indicate that Tel Aviv values Wikileaks as a vital asset in molding public opinion and providing cover for high risk operations.
ADL’s website is loading up with warnings and attacks, all defending Wikileaks and Julian Assange and attacking news sources that print materials either critical of Julian Assange or citing Israel’s involvement in Wikileak’s agreement to allow material critical of Israel to be censored.
Assange falsely claimed that the Climategate emails were broken by WikiLeaks. This is obviously untrue as CA readers know. I can date WikiLeaks’ entry by contemporary comments. The first notice of the emails at WikiLeaks was 2009/11/21 at 2.50 AM Eastern (12:50 AM blog time). The emails had been downloaded by many people (including me) from a Russian server on Nov 19 and had been downloaded by WUWT moderators on Nov 17. A contemporary comment in a CA thread says that WikiLeaks was down and refers people to megauploads. WikiLeaks has not even been a major reference for Climategate – that belongs to eastangliaemails.com (originally anelegantchaos.org) which was up on Nov 20 and provided a searchable database.
WRH had the climategate emails Nov 19th as well, long before WikiLeaks, yet ABCNNBBCBS will not challenge Assange on his claim that he "broke" the Climaegate scandal.
Senior Hamas official Salah al-Bardawil said WikiLeaks documents of Fatah leaders asking Israel to assault Hamas have prompted the resistance group in Gaza to reconsider talks with Fatah security leaders, and may mobilize judicial action for treason.
“Fatah’s denial of the documents does not concern us much. The group takes logistical support from Israel in order to eliminate the resistance movement led by Hamas since the signing of the Oslo agreements.”
“The documents which were revealed alongside the ‘peace illusions’ documents by Mohammed Haikal, revealing an Israel-Fatah agreement to strike Hamas proves that striking Hamas is the common denominator of both parties.”
"I see your true colors shining through...."
It has emerged recently that Assange is in the UK since October which means that all those three successive and massive US documents "leaks" have been orchestrated by him from his secret residence in the UK.
So why is this done from the UK. The answer is because that is where he is the closest from his masters, the super powerful dynastic Rothschild banking and zionist family.
And now here comes the proof that this is indeed the case:
I dare you to not puke:
The first of the world's leaders to address this cable was Netanyahu, who said Monday that "if the leaders make these statements publically there will be a significant change".
"When leaders are willing to tell their people the truth it promotes peace." The prime minister said, adding that "peace based on truth has a lasting chance."
Assange: Netanyahu said leaks would help peace
In interview with Time Magazine, WikiLeaks founder defends publication of classified materials by saying Israeli PM believes making privately held beliefs public will 'lead to increase in peace process, particularly in relation to Iran'
WASHINGTON – The founder of the whistleblower WikiLeaks website, Julian Assange, defended the publication of hundreds of classified documents Wednesday in an interview with Time Magazine.
Speaking through Skype from an undisclosed location in Britain, Assange said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "believes that the result of this publication, which makes the sentiments of many privately held beliefs public… will lead to some kind of increase in the peace process in the Middle East and particularly in relation to Iran".
Assange also complimented Netanyahu by saying he is "not a naïve man" and "a sophisticated politician".
Private cables exposed by WikiLeaks revealed earlier this week that Arab leaders had urged the US to end Iran's nuclear program by force if necessary.
The first of the world's leaders to address this cable was Netanyahu, who said Monday that "if the leaders make these statements publically there will be a significant change".
"When leaders are willing to tell their people the truth it promotes peace." The prime minister said, adding that "peace based on truth has a lasting chance."
Together with several other sites, popular sports streaming and peer-to-peer website Rojadirecta has had its domain seized by U.S. authorities...
1: Avoid registering domains that are handled by VeriSign or Afilias.
VeriSign operates .com, .net, .cc, .name and .tv while Afilias operates .info, .org, .mobi, .in, .me, .aero and more.
2: Avoid using a US-based domain registrar.
Do not choose the traditional GoDaddy’s of the USA. Please choose a Spanish, German, Dutch, Romanian or even Chinese registrar for your domains. Recent evidence shows that courts in the US will order companies like GoDaddy to hand over your domains without even notifying you.
3: Avoid hosting your site with US companies.
While you risk losing a domain name, you also risk being taken offline by, for example, an erroneous/competitor-directed or even justified DMCA request sent to your hosting provider. There are many examples where rights holders do more wrong than right, where entire websites are shut down because of a single post or message.
If you care about your Internet business, you understand that even one day offline can cause a ripple effect that can take a month to recover from. Receive a penalty from Google and repeat customers can presume your site is down and shift to a competitor.
4: Avoid incorporating as a US business. No more Delaware.
Even if you are a US citizen, you can safely choose other jurisdictions: register your company in Ireland, in offshore locations, in the Netherlands or in Spain. Just search on Google and you will find many options, especially for internet businesses. Most likely, you will also pay less tax. Google does this too.
5: Adopt a DMCA-like procedure to take down reported content.
Are you running a YouTube-like website, a file cyberlocker, a UGC (user generated content) application of any kind or are you just a service provider for others?
Then create a page on your website where you can accept requests for takedown of content using the guidelines of the DMCA.
In order for the Safe Harbor in US Copyright law to be applied, you should also register an agent with the Copyright Office of the USA. It costs just $105. And come on, even YouPorn has a registered agent! You can do it too.
When you receive a Take Down Notice, as they call it, please act on it. This offers the benefit of a history of respecting the law in its current form, however wrong or right you feel it is. This is important if you actually get into a lawsuit, as you will be able to present good evidence that you have acted within the constraints of the law. That’s what the Liability Limitation Act is for; you might win the lawsuit with a summary judgment by the judge.
6: Legal uses of your product versus possible illegal uses.
When the VCR was invented, the MPAA protested that it would copy them into oblivion. Nevertheless, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios that the Betamax VCR had “significant non-infringing uses, and that the plaintiffs were unable to prove otherwise”.
Make sure your products also fit into this description – significant non-infringing uses.
7: Know the law, know the truth
In the US, there is no clear evidence that linking to copyrighted content is illegal. My own analysis of the lawsuits that were directed at this important legal question show that all cases were settled or the defender (the site) lost by default (the owner was not present at the trial).
In the European Union, the case of TV-Links.co.uk in the United Kingdom was won by the owner of the site.
RapidShare has had significant success with copyright lawsuits brought against them by different companies. You will notice that RapidShare has taken care to abide by most of the steps above.
8: Unite, work together
While you are competitors in your respective business niches, remember that innovation and access to knowledge that you deliver is being threatened by organized and powerful companies that are working together.
Three Republican Senate leaders introduced a measure late Thursday that would permanently extend three key provisions of the Patriot Act, rather than let them expire not quite three years from now, as an alternative Democratic proposal would do.
"These draconian laws, while onerous to American principles, are needed to stop the current wave of terror attacks... I said 'current wave of terror attacks'. CURRENT ... WAVE ... OF ... TERROR ... ATTACKS! [BOOM!! RATTLE! tinkle tinkle tinkle] Ah, there we are." -- Tyrants-R-us
In what appears to be the closest thing the Obama Administration has to an end-game strategy for actually closing Guantanamo Bay anymore, long-standing detainee Awal Gul was reported to have died today of a possible heart attack after “exercising.”
As with many other detainees at the facility, the US claimed to have considerable evidence against Gul, but never attempted to charge him with any crime and, nine years after his capture and eight and a half years into his stay at Guantanamo Bay, he died a prisoner, but an uncharged one.
I do not buy the official explanation for one millisecond.
If these people cannot be tried under American jurisprudence, evidence presented, and either convicted or found not guilty, they should not be held at all.
Military tribunals offer very little in terms of standards of evidence or protections of civil or legal rights for prisoners of war, which is what these men are.
Of course, with some of these men, waterboarding was not the worst thing that was done to them, and those in government do not want American citizens or the world to know precisely what was done to these people in order to coerce "confessions" from them.
From Veteran's Today
"The document was classified, supposedly to protect national security, yet this information in no way jeopardized our security. Instead, it served to keep the truth from the American people about an event leading up to our initial military involvement in Iraq and the region that continues to today.
HOW THE 20-YEAR WAR STARTED
ANOTHER “WILD CONSPIRACY THEORY” PROVEN TRUE…."
With interesting commentary from the editor.
Rep. Ron Paul read the text below into the Congressional Record earlier this year. Paul’s statement provides additional evidence to the established fact the globalist, bonesman, and former CIA director George Bush Senior duped Saddam Hussein, exploited his dispute with Kuwait – accusing Kuwait of slant drilling its oil – and gave Hussein a green light to attack Kuwait.
The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Mr. Maxwell Gaylard, has publically denounced Israel’s systematic destruction of rainwater collection devices, such as water cisterns, throughout the West Bank.
Mr. Gaylard remarked on 1 February 2011, "It is difficult to understand the reasoning behind the destruction of basic rain water collection systems, some of them very old, which serve marginalized rural and herder Palestinian communities where water is already scarce and where drought is an ever-present threat."
I guess the United Nations people are idiots, because the reasoning is crystal clear. By destroying the water supply, Israel wants to drive the Palestinians out of the West Bank, then they'll order the Americans to pay for new water systems!
Dumb-ass bureaucrats! With brains like that, nobody has to worry about the United Nations becoming the world rulers.
None of the mummies in Cairo’s main archaeological museum were damaged during a break-in last week but 70 other exhibits will need restoration, top Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass said on Sunday.
Media reports during Egypt’s political unrest had quoted Mr. Hawass as saying that looters damaged two mummies, but in a BBC interview on Sunday he said that this was not the case.
They were not mummies, there were two skulls taken outside from the CT scan machine. Everything will go back to normal at Cairo Museum today,” said Mr. Hawass, head of Egypt’s antiquities authority since 2002. He was made a cabinet minister last week.
3:00: 600,000 anti-Mubarak protesters across Alexandria.
2:30: Only 43 pro-Mubarak protesters seen in Samouha district in Alexandria.
The U.N. human rights chief said on Tuesday she had unconfirmed reports that up to 300 people may have been killed and over 3,000 injured in the unrest that has engulfed Egypt for the past week.
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, was appalled by reported death toll and injury count, saying, "I urge the Egyptian authorities to ensure police and other security forces scrupulously avoid excessive use of force." Pillay urged investigations into the role of security forces during the violence and their sudden disappearance from the streets of Cairo, leaving what she described as a "security vacuum."
Video - Very bizarre clip from earlier today...
(Reuters) - CNN's Anderson Cooper said he and his crew were punched and kicked in Cairo on Wednesday by supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, but that they escaped with just scratches as anti-government protests turned deadly.
This is like a scene out of Lawrence of Arabia...
Definitely one of the strangest clips I've ever seen...
Minutes after embattled president Hosni Mubarak's nationally televised address defying calls for his removal, gangs of his supporters are attacking the massive crowds in Cairo's Tahrir Square and in Alexandria's main public square, hurling stones.
The demonstrations had been entirely peaceable until the moment the armed gangs, in what appears to be a concerted effort, attacked carrying knives and bats, besetting the edges of the crowds.
Reports coming in from Alexandria identify the assailants as plainclothes members of the police and security services.
Media are reporting that pro-Mubarak thugs (baltagiyya) attacked demonstrators in Alexandria [later: bloggers are saying Cairo and Port Said too] after Mubarak’s speech. The Army apparently stepped in and stopped it, but if his Party thugs (or their fellow charmers, the plainclothes security police thugs) are still trying to beat people up, it raises questions about how sincere his commitment to a real transition is. If he really intends to be allowed to finish his term, this really sends the wrong signal. This is the exact sort of tactic that has typified the regime in recent years.
Peaceful for a week, and then Murbarak's thugs attack.
You can tell this is agitation by Murbarak to justify use of the weapons that Israel sent Murbarak over the weekend.
Cairo: New clashes are heating up again and shots are being fired in the air around Cairo's central Tahrir Square as anti-government protesters push back regime supporters.
The two sides are trading volleys of stone-throwing, but government backers are falling back and protesters are swarming onto a highway overpass from which their rivals had pelted them with stones and firebombs overnight.
I have a recommendation for the Egyptian freedom marchers. We hear reports that Israeli infiltration units are in Cairo seeking to assassinate your leaders. If you can capture just one of these foreign agents and show him or her on TV, Mubarak will fall because nobody can support a leader who hires foreign assassins to murder his own people. That is the very crime for which Charles I was beheaded by the people of England.
UPDATE: Looks like they got one!
A member of Israeli General Staff Reconnaissance Unit, Sayeret Matkal, has been arrested in Egypt amid massive anti-government protests.
The unnamed official was detained on Thursday as Egyptian protesters are keeping up the pressure on President Hosni Mubarak to step down, a video obtained by Press TV's website showed.
Noted Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei blames Cairo for clashes between anti-government protesters and the regime's so-called sympathizers, warning it could lead to a “bloodbath.”
Posing as supporters of President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, plainclothes police officers attacked the demonstrators in the capital. At least one person has been killed and hundreds of people have so far been injured in Wednesday's clashes.
Reports also say that security forces have also attacked people in Suez and Alexandria, both in the northeast.
On Wednesday, ElBaradei accused Cairo of using “scare tactics” and denounced the pro-regime supporters as a “bunch of thugs,” Reuters reported.
Check out the photos. This is history in the making.
As new reports circulate that the Internetis up in Egypt, it appears that the Zionist-supporting Mubarak regime is up to its old tricks as foreign interests target the Egyptian people once more in a last, desperate move to hang onto power.
As intelligence sources point out, this latest clash has Mossad and its Mubarak cut-outs written all over its anti-democratic fighting in the street.
When the Egyptian people realize that Mubarak has Israelis in the streets targeting the protesters, the whole Mideast will explode.
Sahiak, 40, a Jerusalem resident, was released following talks held between the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the Egyptian authorities.
This guy was identified as an Israeli intelligence officer, and even the above article confirms he was caught inside Egypt without a Visa, yet Egypt's current government lets him go, which I think proves the whole issue that Mubarak's government, like that of Abbas, is under Israel's control.
The office of israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered their counterpart in the Egyptian government, Omar Suleiman, also head of Egyptian intelligence, to send death squad units, the groups of militant zionist murderers who wear Arab civilian clothes also known as “mistaaravim”, to infiltrate the protesters in Egypt in order to assassinate the leaders of the opposition and the revolutionary movement who take part in the protests against the dictatorial regime of Hosni Mubarak and his thugs.
The israeli hebrew newspaper “Maariv” revealed yesterday that high-level officials in the office of Benjamin Netanyahu carried out in recent days a series of phone calls with Suleiman and advised him about the urgent necessity of “security” coordination on several issues between Israel and Egypt. The newspaper added that the prevention of smuggling weapons through the tunnels on Egypt’s border to the Gaza Strip was only one issue among others which the officials discussed.
The Quds Press agency, quoting Israeli sources, said that the jewish zionist state had offered General Omar Suleiman, now appointed “vice-President of the Republic of Egypt” by dictator Mubarak, to put “all potential resources” at his disposal to “protect the regime in Egypt”, including the implementation of the “specific operations to pre-empt the popular revolution”, and asked him to work together to prevent what they called “smuggling weapon to the Gaza Strip”.
Quds Press added that an official in the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed that they had called Suleiman on Sunday 30 January 2011 and expressed their concern about the situation in Egypt, offering him the resources of the Israeli intelligence to implement special operations to end the protests.
Some of the attackers were caught. Their IDs showed them to be policemen dressed in civilians clothes. Others appeared to be state sponsored "baltagiya" (gangs) and government employees. "Instead of uniformed guys trying to stop you from protesting. You've got non-uniformed guys trying to stop you from protesting," Naguib said.
According to confirmed and reliable reports from Cairo, the regime’s paid thugs committed every conceivable crime against the citizens of Cairo and the country as a whole, all for the purpose of intimidating protesters and blaming crimes on the opposition to the tyrannical regime.
Over the past week, the mainstream media has not really done a good job of communicating how intense the violence and bloodshed in Egypt has become. Trucks and cars have been plowing into groups of protesters at high speed, dozens of protesters have been shot and killed, and the violence only seems to get more crazy with each passing day. Seriously, if you cannot handle scenes of graphic violence and people dying, then you probably should not watch the videos posted below.
Video capturing a police vehicle in Cairo brutally running over protesters.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has revealed he wants to leave office, but fears chaos if he resigns.
Mubarak told the US ABC Television network that he was "very unhappy" about the scenes of violence in Egypt and did not want to see Egyptians fighting each other.
What a crock! The only violence is from Mubarak's hired thugs and Israeli commandos.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Thursday that he wants to step down but just can't.
"If I leave today there will be chaos," he told ABC's Christiane Amanpour.
Memo to Hosni Mubarak: your refusal to leave is creating chaos!!
The White House, the state department and the Pentagon have been involved in discussions that include an option in which Mubarak would given way to a transitional government headed by the Egyptian vice-president, Omar Suleiman.
So, the US thinks the Egyptian people will work to toss out one puppet ruler but sit still to have another one put back in?
I don't think so.
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 in the region, straddling as it does North Africa and the Middle East. Without it, the U.S. would most definitely have to rethink its entire neo-colonial policies in the region.
As for Suleiman, he looks to be a nasty piece of work.
A failed assassination attempt on Egypt's vice president in recent days left two of his bodyguards dead, sources tell Fox News.
Such an attempt on the life of Omar Suleiman would mark an alarming turn in the uprising against the government of President Hosni Mubarak, who only recently named Suleiman as vice president in an effort to quell the unrest and possibly line up a successor.
A senior Obama administration official confirmed that the attack happened soon after Suleiman was appointed, on Jan. 29. The official described it as an organized attack on Suleiman's motorcade.
“The Israelis are saying, après Mubarak, le deluge,” said Daniel Levy, a former Israeli peace negotiator. And that, in turn, Mr. Levy said, “gets to the core of what is the American interest in this. It’s Israel. It’s not worry about whether the Egyptians are going to close down the Suez Canal, or even the narrower terror issue. It really can be distilled down to one thing, and that’s Israel.”
Israeli government officials started out urging the Obama administration to back Mr. Mubarak, administration officials said, and were initially angry at Mr. Obama for publicly calling on the Egyptian leader to agree to a transition.
A White House spokesman, Tommy Vietor, said on Friday that administration officials were reassuring the Israelis that “we fully understand Israel’s security concerns, and we’re making clear that our commitment to Israel’s security is unshakeable.”
Daniel Shapiro, a White House Middle East adviser, met on Tuesday with American Jewish leaders, and Mr. Obama talked to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Sunday.
But administration officials must also balance support for Israel against the real desire among many Egyptians — and others on the Arab street — for an end to the Israeli occupation in the West Bank. “The situation tends to highlight Israel’s strategic value to the United States as a stable and unequivocal ally in a very unstable region,” said Michael B. Oren, Israel’s ambassador to Washington. He added: “The situation does reinforce the need for security guarantees, regarding a future Palestinian state, because we see how the current situation in the Middle East can change very rapidly.”
Supporters of Israel in the United States have been focusing on playing up the dangers they see as inherent in a democratic Egyptian government that contains, or is led by, elements of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, which opposes Egypt’s 1979 peace treaty with Israel.
In an e-mail on Friday to reporters and editors, Josh Block, a former spokesman for AIPAC, the influential Jewish-American lobbying organization, suggested “questions to ask the Muslim Brotherhood & Their Allies.”
The first question on Mr. Block’s list: “Can the Muslim Brotherhood participate in a government where Egypt continues to fulfill Egypt’s obligations to Israel under the Camp David Accords?”
Obama officials say that the United States cannot rule out the possibility of engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood — the largest opposition group in Egypt — at the same time that it is espousing support for a democratic Egypt. If Egyptians are allowed free and fair elections, a goal of the Obama administration, then, administration officials say, they will have to deal with the real possibility that an Egyptian government might include members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
American Jewish leaders have also been voicing uneasiness about Mohamed ElBaradei, the former head of the atomic energy agency who is also part of the opposition to Mr. Mubarak.
Malcolm I. Hoenlein, the executive vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, an umbrella group, said that in his work as a nuclear watchdog, Mr. ElBaradei covered up Iran’s nuclear weapons capability in the reports issued by his agency.
“He is a stooge (comparse, laquais) of Iran, and I don’t use the term lightly,” Mr. Hoenlein said in an online interview on Sunday with Yeshiva World News. “He fronted for them, he distorted the reports.”
But many American Jews are also debating the irony of Israel, which long promoted itself as the only democracy in its neighborhood, now voicing concerns about the birth of a democracy next door.
Administration officials say they are keenly aware that how they manage all of the conflicting fears, hopes and aspirations of Israelis and Egyptians could mean the difference between war and peace.
Mr. Levy, the former Israeli peace negotiator, said: “The problem for America is, you can balance being the carrier for the Israeli agenda with Arab autocrats, but with Arab democracies, you can’t do that.”
The top U.S. military officer, Mike Mullen, says the unrest in Egypt and other Middle East countries over the past week took the U.S. and others by surprise. And he said he is focusing on insuring that the military is ready to provide any support needed in Egypt.
Translation: Screw 'consent of the governed'! The US will invade Egypt to keep the old pro-Israel regime in power under CIA torturer in chief Omar Suleiman. The Egyptian people are rebelling to gain a better life and the United States Government is trying to make sure it gets worse.
The United States would respond "diplomatically, economically, militarily" to any closure of the Suez Canal, although such an event seems inconceivable, the head of US Central Command said on Tuesday.
"But makes a really good excuse when Israel orders us to reinstate Mubarak!" -- Official White Horse Souse
Seriously, why would the new government of Egypt shut down traffic through the Suez Canal? That is a major source of revenue. (Not counting those Israeli submarines that sneak through without paying).
Two senior Israeli officers and three U.S. generals have arrived in Cairo to take control of the military command in Egypt, an anonymous source has told the Tehran Times.
The command council is headed by a general named Sisson, the source said. One of the options that the generals are weighing is staging a military coup in Egypt.
The decision shows that the United States and Israel are seriously worried about the fate of Hosni Mubarak’s regime as unprecedented protests have gripped Egypt.
Israel has officially announced that it is “anxiously monitoring” developments in Egypt.
Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, and possibly more ... The growing pro-democracy movements in these countries are a mere "virus" to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), according to a recent interview he gave to the conservative-leaning Fox News Channel.
Speaking to Greta Van Susteren, the former presidential candidate suggested that now is the "most dangerous period in of history" regarding America's involvement in the Middle East.
"This virus is spreading," he said. "This, I would argue, is probably the most dangerous period of history in... of our entire involvement in the Middle East, at least in modern times. Israel is in danger of being surrounded by countries that are against the very existence of Israel, or governed by radical organizations."
Memo to Senator McCain: sir, how dare you characterize the concept of democracy as a "virus"?!?
And in terms of Israel potentially "...in danger of being surrounded by countries that are against the very existence of Israel, or governed by radical organizations"; Israel has to take the prize for being one of the most belligerent nations in the region, constantly meddling and threatening, and occasionally invading (as was the case with Lebanon) its neighbors. If there is animosity against Israel, Israel has brought that animosity upon itself.
And one final point, sir. According to the Symington Amendment to the Constitution, no country can receive any financial or military aid from the US if they have nuclear weapons, but refuse to sign the NNPT, and refuse to have their nuclear sites inspected.
Unlike Iran, Israel has nuclear weapons, refuses to sign the NNPT, and refuses inspections, yet they receive billions in aid annually from the US.
Sir, would care to explain this to me and the rest of this country's taxpayers?!?
Editor's Note: Dictatorial minds think alike...
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former vice president Dick Cheney late Saturday praised beleaguered Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as a "good friend" to the United States, and called for an evenhanded US response to continuing unrest in Egypt...
Groups of people gathered at the Ontario legislature in Toronto and at a handful of other cities across the country on Saturday, calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down.
The Toronto rally is one of many taking place in major cities across Canada in support of Egyptian protesters who are now in their 12th day of demonstrations against Mubarak's regime.
Chanting and holding signs reading "Leave" and "Defend Egypt's Democracy Movement, Mubarak Out Now," about 500 protesters in Toronto are calling for free democratic elections in the North African country.
Former PM praises Egyptian president over role in peace negotiations and warns against a rush to elections that could bring Muslim Brotherhood to power
Tony is an Israeli whore, no question. And Egyptians have as much right to be Muslim as British have to be Christian or Jewish.
Mr Blair, now a Middle East peace envoy, says he fears immediate elections could bring the Muslim Brotherhood to power.
Isn't that for the Egyptians to decide? And while your masters in Israel may view another Islamic republic as a threat to their power in the Middle East, frankly the Islamic states make better neighbors.
Iran became an Islamic state in 1979. Since then, they have not invaded any other country. Not one. Nada. Zip. Not even once.
This stands as quite a contrast to the Jewish state, Israel, which attacked Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, along with assassinations like the screw-up in Dubai and attacks on humanitarian aid flotillas in international waters.
Then there is the United States, officially a secular nation but predominantly Christian, which since 1979 has attacked El Salvador (1980), Libya (1981), Sinai (1982), Lebanon (1982 1983), Egypt (1983), Grenada (1983), Honduras (1983), Chad (1983), Persian Gulf (1984), Libya (1986) , Bolivia (1986), Iran (1987), Persian Gulf (1987), Kuwait (1987), Iran (1988), Honduras (1988), Panama (1988), Libya (1989), Panama (1989), Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru (1989), Philippines (1989), Panama (1989-1990), Liberia (1990), Saudi Arabia (1990), Iraq (1991), Zaire (1991), Sierra Leone (1992), Somalia (1992), Bosnia-Herzegovina (1993 to present), Macedonia (1993), Haiti (1994), Macedonia (1994), Bosnia (1995), Liberia (1996), Central African Republic (1996), Albania (1997), Congo/Gabon (1997), Sierra Leon (1997), Cambodia (1997), Iraq (1998), Guinea/Bissau (1998), Kenya/Tanzania (1998 to 1999), Afghanistan/Sudan (1998), Liberia (1998), East Timor (1999), Serbia (1999), Sierra Leon (2000), Yemen (2000), East Timor (2000), Afghanistan (2001 to present), Yemen (2002), Philippines (2002) , Cote d'Ivoire (2002), Iraq (2003 to present), Liberia (2003), Georgia/Djibouti (2003), Haiti (2004), Georgia/Djibouti/Kenya/Ethiopia/Yemen/Eritrea War on Terror (2004), Pakistan drone attacks (2004 to present), Somalia (2007), South Ossetia/Georgia (2008), Syria (2008), Yemen (2009), Haiti (2010), etc. etc. etc. etc.
Prime Minister wants international community to make clear that new leadership must meet a series of conditions similar to those posed by Hamas in order to gain recognition of legitimacy.
Typical Israel; ordering other nations to enforce their will on the new Egypt.
If Israel wants peace with Egypt, then Israel should be peaceful. Constant attacks on their neighbors such as Gaza and Lebanon are not going to make anyone calm. Israel should abandon bullying and act like the peaceful nation is tries to claim it is.
"Let the Jews, who claim to be the chosen race, prove their title by choosing the way of non--violence for vindicating their position on earth." --Mahatma Gandhi, Nov. 26, 1938
Mohamed ElBaradei, one of the key leaders of Egypt's protest movement, has brought his country's peace treaty with Israel into doubt in an interview with Der Spiegel.
Al-Jazeera network reports tens of thousands join nationwide protests against Egyptian President Mubarak near Gaza border. EU leaders issue statement saying 'transition process must start now'
Cities of Rafah, Al-Arish, are bordering Gaza.
Ismailia is not far from the Suez Canal..that will give Bibi Netanyahu an ulcer.
Qatar-based news channel Al Jazeera said its signal was being jammed in parts of the Middle East on Tuesday, days after Egypt shut the network's operations in the country and an Egyptian satellite cut its broadcast signal.
Canadian television viewers looking for the most thorough and in-depth coverage of the uprising in Egypt have the option of tuning into Al Jazeera English, whose on-the-ground coverage of the turmoil is unmatched by any other outlet. American viewers, meanwhile, have little choice but to wait until one of the U.S. cable-company-approved networks broadcasts footage from AJE, which the company makes publicly available. What they can’t do is watch the network directly.
Al Jazeera's office in Cairo was stormed and burned today, the most dramatic evidence yet that Egyptian authorities are desperate to shut down the network widely praised for revealing the size and reach of the demonstrations.
Over the last week nine of the network's reporters have been detained and satellite providers across the region have shut its signal off.
The assault on Al Jazeera is part of an offensive against the foreign press by those in Cairo upset by the portrayal of the rock and fire bomb battles. More than 100 reporters, including those from ABC News, have menaced, threatened with death and beaten in the streets.
New York, February 4, 2011--Journalists in Cairo faced assaults, detentions, and threats again today as supporters of President Hosni Mubarak continued their efforts to obstruct news coverage of protests demanding the Egyptian leader's ouster. While the extent of attacks lessened after a peak on Thursday, ongoing anti-press activities remain at an alarming level that must be halted, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In addition, a journalist shot a week ago while filming a demonstration died today, a state newspaper reported, and Al-Jazeera reported that security agents detained the network's Cairo bureau chief along with another journalist.
Mobile phone firm Vodafone has accused the Egyptian authorities of using its network to send unattributed text messages supporting the government.
Vodafone was told to switch off services last week when protests against President Hosni Mubarak began.
But the authorities then ordered Vodafone to switch the network back on, in order to send messages under Egypt's emergency laws, the firm said.
Messages sent via Vodafone networks include a call to a protest on Wednesday in Mostafa Mahmoud square to support President Hosni Mubarak.
Hone can analyze VOIP conversations, biometrically identify someone’s voice or photograph and then associate it with different phone numbers.... It can look for statistically likely matches...trace the location of someone using a mobile device such as a laptop or phone.... "[full implementation] could be just a year away"...
THAT WAS ELEVEN MONTHS AGO.
In support of the anti government protests the on-line group Anonymous shut down Egyptian Government websites.
Anonymous, a group of hackers from all over the world, gathered some 500 supporters in coordinated on-line forums and used software tools to bring down the websites of the Ministry of Information and President Hosni Mubarak’s National Democratic Party.
The websites were unavailable on Wednesday evening.
In January Anonymous shut down the websites of the Tunisian government in support of the uprising that forced the dictator, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali to flee the country.
The group stated – “we are sick of oppressive governments encroaching on people.”
Sammy Ghozlan, tristement célèbre depuis des années pour la propagation de fausses nouvelles sur l’antisémitisme en France, vient de tenter sa chance avec la Tunisie, avec un canular provocateur dont il ressort, une fois encore , la queue basse.
Son mal nommé « Bureau National de Vigilance contre l’Antisémitisme » (BNVCA) a en effet lancé en début de semaine un communiqué, fort détaillé, faisant état de la destruction d’une synagogue à El Hamma, près de la ville de Gabès (sud de la Tunisie).
Seul petit problème : comme le souligne le président de la communauté juive de Tunisie, dans une déclaration officielle à l’AFP, il n’y a pas de synagogue à El Hamma !
Voici la dépêche publiée par l’AFP démentant la rumeur :
Tunisie : aucun acte antisémite, le chef de la communauté dément des rumeurs
An amateur video showing the arrest in Egypt of an alleged spy belonging to the Israeli General Staff Reconnaissance Unit, the Sayeret Matkal, indicates how worried Tel Aviv is by the turmoil engulfing the Mubarak regime and suggests that attempts are underway by outside forces to destabilise the popular revolution.
Meanwhile, sabotage of a major Egyptian-Israeli gas pipeline early this morning (Saturday) by unknown bombers in the Northern Sinai town of El Arish could be the beginning of a campaign to destabilise Egypt and legitimate further foreign intervention in that country – intervention that would advantage US/Israeli attempts to salvage the regime that has so loyally served their interests, but which is now slipping from its control.
The Obama administration on Saturday formally threw its weight behind a gradual transition in Egypt, backing attempts by the country’s vice president, Gen. Omar Suleiman, to broker a compromise with opposition groups and prepare for new elections in September.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking to a conference here, said it was important to support Mr. Suleiman as he seeks to defuse street protests and promises to reach out to opposition groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood. Administration officials said earlier that Mr. Suleiman and other military-backed leaders in Egypt are also considering ways to provide President Hosni Mubarak with a graceful exit from power.
This is not what the people of Egypt wanted.
This is, however, the precise outcome Israel wants.
And most generally, whatever Israel wants, Israel gets from the US and the Egyptian government, which it has been manipulated by the US and Israel since the peace treaty between them.
It remains to be seen just how the people of Egypt will react to such an offer; my bet would be, this will be unwelcome in the extreme by them.
CEO Hosni Mubarak as President and CEO when he gets kicked upstairs and into his Chairman Emeritus position living lavishly on his reported $ 40 to $ 70 billion dollars absconded from his years of plunder whilst the people in the land of the Pharoahs remain in bondage. So get ready for Pharoah Suleiman. How much is Suleiman worth? What’s his game? What’s his plan to cash in? How will the CIA use his talents for future violations of human rights? So many questions!
Early life and education
Suleiman was born in Qena in Southern Egypt. He left Qena for Cairo in 1954, at the age of nineteen, to enroll in Egypt’s prestigious Military Academy. He received additional military training in the former Soviet Union at Moscow’s Frunze Military Academy. He is known to have participated in both the Six-Day and Yom Kippur wars. In the mid-1980′s he earned additional degrees: a bachelor’s degree from Ain Shams University and a master’s degree from Cairo University, both in Political Science. Suleiman was transferred to military intelligence and, fluent in English, he began what was to be a long relationship between Egypt and the United States.
Egyptian intelligence career
Suleiman became the director of military intelligence in 1991. In 1993, he became the chief of the Egyptian General Intelligence Service (EGIS). In 1995, it is said that he insisted that President Mubarak ride in an armored car during a visit to Ethiopia. A would-be assassin fired on the vehicle, but Mubarak escaped without injury due to the added precautions. His name has become known only in recent years, breaking the tradition of keeping the name of the Egyptian head of Intelligence a secret known only to top government officials. It was released in the media around 2000.
In his role as Director of EGID, the British Daily Telegraph dubbed him as “one of the world’s most powerful spy chiefs”. In 2009, Foreign Policy magazine ranked him the Middle East’s most powerful intelligence chief, ahead of Mossad chief at the time Meir Dagan.
After once uniting to support regime change in Iraq through an American military invasion, neoconservatives are now divided as they face the prospect of a regime change in Egypt driven by popular internal forces out of America’s control.
So, "Democracy" revolutions stared by the US Government (Iraq, Iran) are GOOD while "Democracy" revolutions stared by the indigenous peoples (Egypt, Tunisia, Iceland, American colonies) must be BAD!
According to the Executive Director of If Americans Knew, Washington paid money to Cairo to gain its support for the regime in Tel Aviv at the expense of abandoning the support of Palestinian human rights.
Of course, successions of American administrations bribed the Egyptian government with American tax dollars.
And much of that money went to military supplies equipment and training with which to suppress the Egyptian people, even with these US administrations understand that Egypt routinely tortures political prisoners.
In fact they excel so magnificently at torture that the Bush administration many times outsourced its "extraordinary rendition" of US prisoners of war to Egyptian intelligence officers.
The sleeping Egyptian giant has finally awoken.
The Arab world’s most populous nation—85 million strong—has been in political hibernation for 30 long years.
The deep slumber is now over. The reign of Hosni Mubarak will end, sooner or later, as a rejuvenated population sheds apathy’s blanket.
After Israel , Egypt is the second-largest recipient of United States foreign aid. Other than what was embezzled, the $1.5 billion in annual assistance has been spent entirely on the military and bolstering Mubarak’s internal security apparatus. It ultimately ensured the Camp David state remained complaint with the diktats coming out of Tel Aviv and Washington.
Paul J. Balles comments on the USA’s ambivalent line on the people’s revolution in Egypt. He argues that although the administration has a growing fear that a government hostile to Washington could gain control Egypt, “the unspoken fear is that American arms manufacturers will lose a reliable customer”.
“US military aid to Egypt has been spent primarily on strengthening the regime’s ‘domestic security’ and its ability to confront popular movements.”
“The US has no reason to begrudge the amounts of military aid to Egypt. Much of it goes back to American defence contractors.”
PARIS - France on Feb. 5 said it had suspended sales of arms and riot police equipment to Egypt amid mass protests pressing for President Hosni Mubarak to step down.
The decision was taken by the prime minister's office at an extraordinary meeting Jan. 27 and was conveyed to those concerned the following day, an aide to Prime Minister Francois Fillon told AFP, confirming a report on the website of the daily Le Monde.
According to analyses by Middle East experts, Mubarak has taken much of the gains overseas and deposited much of his wealth in secret bank accounts in British and Swiss banks, The Guardian reported on Friday.
Observers say the Mubaraks have also invested in real estate in London, New York, Los Angeles and along expensive tracts of the Red Sea coast.
Thirty years in presidential office has helped Mubarak have access to investment deals that have generated hundreds of millions of pounds in profits.
Amaney Jamal, a political science professor at Princeton University, said the estimate of $40bn-70bn was comparable with the vast wealth of leaders in other Persian Gulf countries.
From Saudi Arabia to Uzbekistan to Chad, the U.S. keeps some very bad autocrats in power.
Embattled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, whose regime has received billions in U.S. aid, has been in the global media spotlight of late. He's long been “our bastard,” but he's not alone.
Let's take a look at the other dictators from around the planet who are fortunate enough to be on Uncle Sam's good side...
1. Paul Biya, Cameroon
Biya has ruled Cameroon since winning an “election” in 1983. He was the only candidate, and did pretty well, getting 99 percent of the vote.
According to the country's Wikipedia entry, “The United States and Cameroon work together in the United Nations and a number of other multilateral organizations. While in the UN Security Council in 2002, Cameroon worked closely with the United States on a number of initiatives. The U.S. government continues to provide substantial funding for international financial institutions, such as the World Bank, IMF, and African Development Bank, that provide financial and other assistance to Cameroon.”
2. Gurbanguly Berdymuhammedov (or Berdymukhamedov), Turkmenistan
Berdymuhammedov came to power in 2006 when his predecessor died and the constitutionally mandated successor was thrown in jail.
According to the State Department, “For several years in the 1990s, Turkmenistan was a key player in the U.S. Caspian Basin Energy Initiative, which sought to facilitate negotiations between commercial partners and the Governments of Turkmenistan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey to build a pipeline under the Caspian Sea and export Turkmen gas to the Turkish domestic energy market and beyond--the so-called Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline (TCGP).” Parade Magazine's list of the world's worst dictators notes that “the U.S. continues to import oil from Turkmenistan ($100 million worth in 2008), while Boeing provides airplanes to the Turkmen government. Chevron ... opened an office in Turkmenistan’s capital, Ashgabat.”
3. Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Equatorial Guinea
Thirty-two years ago, Obiang Nguema deposed – and then executed -- his uncle, Francisco Macías, in a bloody coup. Peter Maas called him not only “Africa's worst dictator,” but a man whose life “seems a parody of the dictator genre.”
Obiang ... had promised to be kinder and gentler than his predecessor, but in the 1990s, even the U.S. ambassador to Equatorial Guinea received a death threat from a regime insider, the ambassador has said, and had to be evacuated. Not long after that, offshore oil was discovered, but the first wave of revenues—about $700 million—was transferred into secret accounts under Obiang's personal control.
According to Parade, “The U.S. imported more than $3 billion in petroleum products from Equatorial Guinea” in 2008.
4. Idriss Deby, Chad
We also imported $3 billion worth of oil from Chad that year. According to the State Department, “The United States enjoys cordial relations with the Deby government. Chad has proved a valuable partner in the global war on terror, and in providing shelter to approximately 200,000 refugees of Sudan's Darfur crisis along its eastern border.”
5. Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan
The thing that makes Karimov so special is his (alleged) penchant for boiling his political opponents to death.
Karimov has been president of Uzbekistan since 1990, when he won the first of a number of rigged elections by a huge margin. Torture, arbitrary detentions and massive roundups of religious minorities are commonplace in Uzbekistan, according to Human Rights Watch. But the country has been a key partner of the U.S. in its “war on terror,” hosting U.S. troops at the Karshi-Khanabad airbase until 2005.
6. Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia
Zenawi has ruled Ethiopia for 20 years. Just last year, after what Human Rights Watch called “months of intimidation of opposition party supporters,” Zenawi's party, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, won 99.6 percent of the vote. Legitimacy!
Ethiopia is a key strategic partner in the “war on terror,” and contributes significantly to African peace-keeping operations. According to the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United States is the largest donor to Ethiopia.
7. King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz, Saudi Arabia
Apparently, when a theocratic Islamic state does horrible things to its citizens, it's only a big deal if that state is named Iran. Saudi Arabia, of course, is among the United States' most important allies – the U.S. government has provided security for the Saudi royal family for decades, in exchange for which … oil.
Our source was told that "the chances they were going over there went from 70% yesterday to 100% today."
Why do Marines need to go in and rescue Americans? Any Americans still there are not under threat from the freedom marchers,m who for the most part have stayed peaceful. The violence has come predominantly from Mubarak's thugs. And since Obama is supporting Mubara's continuing in office I think we can conclude that the Marines are being sent in to protect Mubarak, not Americans.
Of course, in this age of the internet, for Obama to obey Israel's command to keep Mubarak in power is to destroy the government's credibility with We The People. Obama cannot reconcile the use of force to keep Mubarak in power with the founding principles of this nation, that government derive their just powers form the consent of the governed, and the inalienable right to alter or abolish government that is destructive of the common good.
"The people want regime change," protesters shouted as they gathered outside Sana'a University. "No to corruption, no to dictatorship"
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has said he will not seek to extend his presidency when his current term expires in 2013.
Mr Saleh, who has been in power for three decades, also pledged that he would not pass on power to his son.
He spoke to parliament ahead of a rally in the capital on Thursday which, echoing protests in Tunisia and Egypt, has been dubbed a "day of rage".
US urges Yemeni opposition to avoid "provocation"
The U.S. embassy in Yemen called on opposition groups on Saturday to refrain from "provocative action" and talk to the government following large street protests in the impoverished Arab country.
Tens of thousands of Yemenis took part in peaceful protests for and against the government on Thursday during an opposition-led "Day of Rage", a day after President Ali Abdullah Saleh offered to step down in 2013.
"We strongly urge the opposition parties to avoid provocative actions and respond constructively to President Saleh's initiative to resolve differences through dialogue and negotiation," the U.S. embassy said on its website.
The Mexican government in September 2010 enacted a very restrictive law which basically restricts the use of US Dollars for almost all purchases inside of Mexico.
In early 2010 travelers and visitors could shop at many of the large US corporations inside of Mexico such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot or even one of the hundreds of American food establishments such as McDonalds or Dominoes Pizza and pay for their meal using US Dollars but under the new law using US Dollars is no longer an option.
Bahrain will be the next in line for a popular revolution. The youth have decided that 14th February would be “The Day of Rage” against the Al Khalifa hereditary dictatorship that has repeatedly failed to make use of the opportunities for a return to civil, pluralistic and representative rule.
The Serbian capital Belgrade has seen its biggest anti-government protest in years as thousands of disenchanted Serbs demanded early elections.
Down with all money-addicts everywhere! :)
There is no stopping this now. In the attempt to create a global fascist dictatorship, the money-addicts have triggered a global revolution.
United States President Barack Obama has reportedly criticized his country's intelligence agencies over their performance in predicting and analyzing the recent unrest in the Middle-East.
According to current and former American officials, Obama was specifically critical of the agencies for misjudging how quickly the unrest in Tunisia would lead to the downfall of the country's government, and how rapidly the unrest had spread to Egypt.
The intelligence assessments last month had concluded that despite demonstrations in Tunisia, President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's security forces would defend his government.
"Look, we needed SOMEONE to blame for not seeing this coming: it was the intelligence agencies' turn in the rotation!!" - official white house souse.
But seriously, there is an aspect of statescraft that those in the bowels of power in DC routinely, and in fact, pathologically fail to factor into their geopolitical equations: when peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution, at some point, is inevitable.
As the people who lived under the Shah; ask the people who lived under Chauchesku; ask the people who lived under Batista; ask the people who lived under Pinochet in Chile, and they will all tell you the same thing.
Ultimately, the fear, intimidation, and suppression their governments were pouring on didn't work, and they were tired of living a lousy quality of life which wasn't going to change at all under the regime of these dictators.
Also please note: these were all dictators installed as puppet governments by the US.
"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US . . ." -- Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook
The government has decided to try to distract the media (successfully) and the people (not so successful) from the revolutions in Iceland, Yemen, Tunisia, Albania, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, watch-this-space, by trotting out another staged hoax claiming that the nasty ol' Al Qaeda (nudge nudge wink wink) is getting ready to unleash a "dirty bomb", a rather nasty sounding device unto you realize that unless you are close enough for the actual blast to kill you, the actual radiation exposure you would receive is less than from the mantles of a Coleman Lantern or a broken compact fluorescent bulb. As we head into Super Bowl weekend, visions of a US/Israeli "Black Sunday" plot to reignite fear and wreck sympathy for the Muslim freedom movement are rampant, and while rational minds would reject such a plan, the fact is that both Israel and the US are desperate to reverse the trend towards freedom in nations tired of fake elections and looted lives. If the global revolution is not halted in Egypt, there is no way to prevent it from arriving in the US itself. The money-addicts are cornered, and cornered animals are the most dangerous and reckless.