05/04/2011

Omar Suleiman and the torture of Pakistanis

Omar Suleiman, who was Egypt’s vice-president for a short time,  was Mubarak’s intelligence chief and close confidant of nearly two decades.

Suleiman graduated from Egypt’s prestigious Military Academy but also received training in the Soviet Union. Under his guidance, Egyptian intelligence has worked hand-in-glove with the CIA’s counterterrorism programs, most notably in the 2003 rendition from Italy of an al-Qaeda suspect known as Abu Omar.
The Norweigan newspaper Aftenposten, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad, head of the Israeli Defense Ministry’s Diplomatic-Security Bureau, secretly visited Suleiman in September 2005. Gilad then reported on the visit to US diplomats in Tel Aviv.  The US embassy in Tel Aviv wrote that Suleiman opposed Hamas because of fears that Islamic leadership in Gaza would strengthen the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
In 2009, Foreign Policy magazine ranked Suleiman as the Middle East’s most powerful intelligence chief, ahead of Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
Shortly after 9/11, Australian citizen Mamdouh Habib was captured by Pakistani security forces and, under US pressure, tortured by Pakistanis. He was then rendered (with an Australian diplomat watching) by CIA operatives to Egypt, a not uncommon practice. In Egypt, Habib merited Suleiman’s personal attention.
As related byRichard Neville, based on Habib’s memoir: ‘Habib was interrogated by the country’s Intelligence Director, General Omar Suleiman … Suleiman took a personal interest in anyone suspected of links with Al-Qaeda. As Habib had visited Afghanistan shortly before 9/11, he was under suspicion. Habib was repeatedly zapped with high-voltage electricity, immersed in water up to his nostrils, beaten, his fingers were broken and he was hung from metal hooks.
That treatment wasn’t enough for Suleiman, so:
To loosen Habib’s tongue, Suleiman ordered a guard to murder a gruesomely shackled Turkistan prisoner in front of Habib — and he did, with a vicious karate kick.

Well researched article by Andy Worthington on Omar Suleiman:
http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/2011/01/30/as-egyptians-...

Photo: Omar Suleiman, Ehud Barak - May 12, 2008

06/20/2010

WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST: WELL PREPARED PROVOCATION

 

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NEW WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST: WELL PREPARED PROVOCATION


Israel and the U.S.A. used the scandalous attack on the Gaza flotilla on 31 May 2010 and the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1929 on 9 June 2010, to provoke the arabian states, the Islamic World and Iran.
Brazil, Turkey and Lebanon were against the additional sanctions and said that the sanctions were a 'failure of diplomacy'.
As expected, on 17 June, during the heads of state and government leaders, the European Council and the european countries approved the new sanctions against Iran. They played the game.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev criticised the unilateral US and EU sanctions on Iran that go beyond those approved by the UN Security Council. But following months of US-led 'diplomacy', Russia agreed.

Let us hope that international protests will stop these new war crimes of Israel and Washington...

http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2010/sc9948.doc.htm
http://www.europa-eu-un.org/articles/fr/article_9871_fr.htm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10348630.stm

Jan Boeykens 

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06/18/2010

Blockade of Gaza: Iran, Egypt


After this week it remains clearer than ever that Israel is simply not going to change course. If the world wants to help the Gazan people it is up to the United Nations to despatch naval aid convoys, or for Egypt to keep open its southern land crossing permanently. 
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-a-sop-to-the-outside-world-2003409.html

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News: Kuwaiti paper says Egypt denied Israeli request to prevent Gaza aid ships from passing through Suez Canal


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06/12/2010

Israeli blockade of Gaza: Egypt and the U.S.


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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, greets Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni during a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008. Their talks focused on the Middle East peace process and an Israeli major military operation in Gaza.

'Making nice with Israel opens the door to billions of dollars worth of aid from Washington, money on which Mubarak's clique depend to fund the security apparatus that sustains them in power.'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jun/05/mubarak-weather-perfect-storm

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