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Ongoing protests in Dublin in solidarity with the Egyptian people

category dublin | rights, freedoms and repression | feature author Friday February 11, 2011 03:18author by TD - Free Palestine Campaign Report this post to the editors

When it comes to torture, the CIA's man in Cairo; Omar Suleiman is "not squeamish, by the way" (former US Ambassador to Egypt, Edward Walker)

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Egyptians aware of the deep involvement
of US govt for 30 yrs of barbaric rule

Egypt's on Fire: The winds for democratic change are strongly blowing in that country to dislodge US/Israeli backed traitor Hosni Mubarak and his Obama picked replacement, Omar Suleiman (also, "Israel's favourite Egyptian", Robert Fisk). Yesterday afternoon in Dublin, Egyptians, Arabs, internationals and Irish people of conscience assembled outside the Egyptian Embassy in Clyde Road, Ballsbridge to give the ambassador and all who care to listen a strong message that Mubarak and Suleiman will no longer be endured or tolerated and both have to go and be replaced with true democracy. Judging from the shuttered and closed blinds of the Embassy windows, denial held sway and the blind eye and deaf ear was being turned to the trumpeting elephant inside.?

With vice-president Omar Suleiman warning that the massive protests in Egypt for democratic change are "very dangerous" the likihood of savage repression is clear in the light of his past history: Lisa Hajjar in a Al Jazeera article addresses this; In the mid-1990s, Suleiman worked closely with the Clinton administration in devising and implementing its rendition program and at least one person extraordinarily rendered by the CIA to Egypt — Egyptian-born Australian citizen Mamdouh Habib — was reportedly tortured by Suleiman himself. 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. Frustrated that Habib was not providing useful information or confessing to involvement in terrorism, Suleiman ordered a guard to murder a shackled prisoner in front of Habib, which he did with a vicious karate kick. Under the Bush administration, in the context of "the global war on terror," Egypt figured large as a torture destination of choice, as did Suleiman as Egypt’s torturer-in-chief.

To boot, Soleiman is of the view that his fellow Arabs and Muslims in Gaza should "go hungry but not starve" and collaborated closely with Israel to achieve this along with its efforts to isolate and destroy Hamas - speaking on a daily basis to the Tel Aviv government via a secret "hotline" to Cairo according to Wikileaks released US diplomatic cables.

Clearly, the peoples revolution in Egypt is in serious danger of being snuffed out by this monster; Washington's and Tel Aviv's man in Cairo.?

Related Link: http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/02/201127114827382865.html

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Passing the local branch of another criminal outfit drew further strong outrage
Passing the local branch of another criminal outfit drew further strong outrage

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Caption: Dublin protest in solidarity with the Egyptian people 8-02-2011


Caption: Dublin solidarity demo with the Egyptian people 4-02-2011


 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Asmaa Mahfouz ...     TD    Wed Feb 09, 2011 18:14 
   Not all Revolutions improve things.     History Buff.    Wed Feb 09, 2011 18:44 
   Rebuffing historical ignorance and amnesia     Sandra    Wed Feb 09, 2011 19:10 
   "Much more brutal"?     Home Truth    Wed Feb 09, 2011 19:29 
   New momentum to Egypt’s pro-democracy uprising     Benny K.    Wed Feb 09, 2011 20:02 
   "I know you all fear that our fervor is waning. It is not"     Emad Barghouti    Wed Feb 09, 2011 20:28 
   London Calling: Roll on Redundancy     John Tymon    Wed Feb 09, 2011 21:13 
   get behind the demonstrators     Joe    Wed Feb 09, 2011 22:08 
   Guardian: Egypt's army 'involved in detentions and torture'     Tim Mulligan    Wed Feb 09, 2011 22:40 
 10   Analysis of situation in Egypt     T    Thu Feb 10, 2011 00:28 
 11   Re: Analysis of situation in Egypt     T    Thu Feb 10, 2011 00:48 
 12   Australian detainee Mamdouh Habib recounts torture at the hands of Suleiman     TD    Thu Feb 10, 2011 15:07 
 13   gameplans     opus diablos    Thu Feb 10, 2011 15:53 
 14   Good feature     Joe    Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:27 
 15   al jazeera..     opus diablos    Fri Feb 11, 2011 13:38 
 16   Haaretz     opus diablos    Fri Feb 11, 2011 13:45 
 17   Mubarak is out! Hands power to military as Egyptians hit the streets on ‘Farewell Friday’     TD    Fri Feb 11, 2011 17:37 
 18   Three important articles on the situation in Egypt     Bill Van Auken and General Joe    Fri Feb 11, 2011 17:58 
 19   Godammit! this is one serious day of joy for the Arab street and people of conscience worldwide     Brian Murphy    Fri Feb 11, 2011 18:14 
 20   Revolt in Egypt     Revolt in Egypt    Fri Feb 11, 2011 18:38 
 21   Further updates     Benny    Fri Feb 11, 2011 18:56 
 22   good riddance     joe    Fri Feb 11, 2011 19:34 
 23   Latest update     TD    Fri Feb 11, 2011 19:49 
 24   Change now     Dave    Sat Feb 12, 2011 00:23 
 25   Sulieman is staying put     OMG    Sat Feb 12, 2011 02:06 
 26   RE: Dave's comment     x    Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:42 
 27   OMG , Allah help us all     joe    Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:07 
 28   Pharoah curses democracy before flight .....     joe    Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:36 
 29   snowballs     joe    Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:59 
 30   celebration rally tomorrow     Joe    Sat Feb 12, 2011 17:27 
 31   priorities     pessimist    Sat Feb 12, 2011 19:57 


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