Suleiman wasn’t just the go-to bureaucrat for when the Americans wanted to arrange a little torture. This “urbane and sophisticated man” apparently enjoyed a little rough stuff himself.
Shortly after 9/11, Australian citizen Mamdouh Habib was captured by Pakistani security forces and, under US pressure, torture by Pakistanis. He was then rendered (with an Australian diplomats watching) by CIA operatives to Egypt, a not uncommon practice. In Egypt, Habib merited Suleiman’s personal attention. As related by Richard 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.
Why is the USA, led by Zionist-blackmailed gay president, trying to put this criminal scumbag in power? Political Science professor Virginia Tilley explains:
(Suleiman is) a core high operator in Israeli/US foreign policy, including the ‘war on terror’ (supervising US-requested renditions, etc.), and a good personal buddy of former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak, with whom he once male-bonded in surviving a shared assassination attempt. He’s a proven ally in the deceitful manipulation of the Palestinian Authority: e.g., leading the phony “unity” talks while supervising Egyptian assistance to the US in training PA armed forces to repress Hamas in the West Bank and ensuring the brutal sealing of Gaza., Best of all, Suleiman is an intelligence chief, welded firmly within the US-Israeli intelligence nexus that props up the Fatah-led PA, assists with the mess in Afghanistan, tortures or assassinates the more dangerous opponents to US and Israeli interests, and orchestrates the subversion of Syria and Iran. Such a figure, Washington must hope, can recreate an effective US-Israeli-Egyptian power bloc in a Middle East now drifting away from US moorings as Turkey, Lebanon and even Iraq progressively defect from Western-preferred policies.
In Muslim-majority countries, far more than in the post-Christian West, individual ethics and morality are very closely tied to religious piety. That is why, for the most part, the Egyptian “secularist” elite is infested with greedy functional-psychopaths devoid of any compassion for their less fortunate countrymen; while “Islamist” (i.e. pious, religiously-inspired) activists like the Muslim Brotherhood spend their lives organizing soup kitchens, working for a more just society, and enduring torture and mass murder from the likes of Hosni Mubarak and Omar Suleiman.
If Egypt is to become truly democratic, it must exile or execute those responsible for the previous state policy of torture – people like Mubarak and Suleiman – and bring the ethical, idealistic people, meaning the torture victims, into the halls of power.
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Raimondo: American reaction to Egypt is “all about Israel”
As Alan Elsner, an analyst with the “Israel Project,” put it:
“We understand very well that this is a regime that has been there for 30 years and is an authoritarian government. It hasn’t allowed free and fair elections – we understand that. We also understand that this is a government that made peace with Israel in 1979 and Mubarak’s predecessor paid for that peace with his life.”
“We understand” – and we don’t care. All we care about is that shitty little country in the Middle East which is fast turning into a racist theocracy and thrives on the $3 billion of taxpayer dollars we shovel down its greedy maw every year.
celui la il merite le peloton d'execution …
http://www.palestine-info.info en francais ou anglais temoignanges palestiniens sur les massacres dans les prisons egyptiennes
"Bismillaharrahman arraheem. The large scale looting and arson taking place in the streets of Egypt is rumored to be a strategy being pursued by the estranged establishment. Hosni Mubarak is trying to hold on to power by the very finger nails. He has set loose the worst characters out of prison and reinforced them with the battagi, or thugs of the regime; her secret police in conjunction with the newly released criminals from prison. The strategy is to cause such chaos that the army can then be used to brutalize the Egyptian uprising and claim the rationale of protecting Egypt."
is israel already exist ?
Un palestinien arrive à son domicile après une détention de 3 ans en Egypte
[ 30/01/2011 – 12:12 ]
Al Boureidj – CPI
Le détenu palestinien, Hassan Youssef Wechah, qui est arrivé à son domicile dans le camp d'al Boureidj à Gaza , aujourd'hui dimanche 30/1, après avoir passé environ 3 ans dans les prisons égyptiennes, a affirmé que tous les détenus Palestinien ont quitté la prison d'Abou Za'bel.
Dans ses déclarations devant les citoyens suite à son arrivée à sa maison, Wechah a dit que de nombreux captifs politiques égyptiens ont été tués dans la prison par les tirs des policiers égyptiens.
Il a affirmé qu'il a vécu des jours très horribles de la souffrance et la torture durant trois ans d'arrestation dans les prisons égyptiennes.
Il est à noter que Wechah purgeait une condamnation à 10 ans dans les prisons égyptiennes.
Kevin many palestinians witnessed massacres in the the egyptian prisons
here we are israel ready to take Gaza and the us army already in the sinai…
now the plot is uncovered
I forgot this link
now the plan were clear, knowing that Mubarak has to go sometimes soon, just play with the new toy suleiman, as stupid man just good in obeying his masters… israel massed troops since october november 2010 near the border and the nazi libierman asked israelis to leave egypt as soon as possible … they are taking the sinai