What Does Suleiman Know About Al Qauda?

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What Does Suleiman Know About Al Qauda?

Post by Strawberry on Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:19 pm

http://theglobalrealm.com/2011/01/31/what-does-omar-suleiman-know-about-al-qaeda-and-the-assassination-of-sadat/

Why won’t our mainstream media discuss the man’s background? True, the New Yorker is mainstream. True, one can read about Suleiman’s reputation as torturer-in-chief in a number of other places, primarily in articles published in foreign journals. But how many talking heads on cable news have the courage to talk about Suleiman’s history with CIA torture flights?

That history is not disputed — it is simply not discussed. Go to Google News and type in the words “Suleiman” and “torture.” You’ll find this fine piece by Jeff Sparrow, of Australia’s ABC News. But you won’t find similar reporting on America’s ABC News.

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Post by Strawberry on Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:21 pm

Omar Suleiman and the U.S. Rendition and Torture Program

Yesterday, torture expert Jane Mayer posted some more controversial information about Suleiman at the New Yorker:

“Suleiman is a well-known quantity in Washington. Suave, sophisticated, and fluent in English, he has served for years as the main conduit between the United States and Mubarak. While he has a reputation for loyalty and effectiveness, he also carries some controversial baggage from the standpoint of those looking for a clean slate on human rights. As I described in my book “The Dark Side,” since 1993 Suleiman has headed the feared Egyptian general intelligence service. In that capacity, he was the C.I.A.’s point man in Egypt for renditions—the covert program in which the C.I.A. snatched terror suspects from around the world and returned them to Egypt and elsewhere for interrogation, often under brutal circumstances.”

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Post by Janey on Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:21 pm

do you want me to write a piece about him here tomorrow Straws? (or anyone else want it for that matter). I know the guy and his info very well.

I would do it now, but I am snowed under with other bits

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Post by Strawberry on Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:24 pm

Janey wrote:do you want me to write a piece about him here tomorrow Straws? (or anyone else want it for that matter). I know the guy and his info very well.

I would do it now, but I am snowed under with other bits

That is a fantastic idea JediJaney

There is so little about the man especially that is really current.

From what I have read it is like no one dares speak about him.

Im really looking forward to reading your work on him Very Happy
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Post by Muhajiir on Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:44 pm

Strawberry wrote:
Janey wrote:do you want me to write a piece about him here tomorrow Straws? (or anyone else want it for that matter). I know the guy and his info very well.

I would do it now, but I am snowed under with other bits

That is a fantastic idea JediJaney

There is so little about the man especially that is really current.

From what I have read it is like no one dares speak about him.

Im really looking forward to reading your work on him Very Happy

I second that =)
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Post by Joe Bese on Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:47 pm

Muhajiir wrote:
Strawberry wrote:
Janey wrote:do you want me to write a piece about him here tomorrow Straws? (or anyone else want it for that matter). I know the guy and his info very well.

I would do it now, but I am snowed under with other bits

That is a fantastic idea JediJaney

There is so little about the man especially that is really current.

From what I have read it is like no one dares speak about him.

Im really looking forward to reading your work on him Very Happy

I second that =)

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Post by Strawberry on Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:56 pm

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Post by Janey on Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:51 am

Suleiman rose through the ranks of the military and transferred across to Military Intelligence where he was seen as a very capable yet ruthless officer. By 1986 he became Deputy Head of Egyptian Military Intelligence, after a spectacular career that had seen him thwart many threats against the nation. He was a particular specialist in monitoring of Israeli activities and particularly that of the the regime of Saddam Hussein.

By 1991 he had risen to the role of Director of Military Intelligence and was pivotal in providing significant HumInt (Human Intelligence) to the US Military as a precursor to Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. It was also Suleiman who persuaded the President of Egypt to send an Egyptian force into the coalition against Saddam, fearing that if Saddam was left unchecked he would be a danger to Egyptian interests in the region.

By 1993 with the successes of Desert Storm to his credit he was promoted to be the head of the Egyptian General Intelligence Services, overseeing both civil and military intelligence becoming the spy chief for the entire Egyptian apparatus. In 1995, after following up on a tip off that a threat would be made to the life of Hosni Mubarak on a visit to Ethiopia, Suleiman doubled the guard and had Mubarak ride in an armoured car. An attempt was made on Mubarak but the armour ensured that he suffered no injury. This cemented the close friendship between the two.

Since that date Suleiman has been playing a careful multi-handed game, working closely with US Intelligence, allies in the region who are suspicious of the USA and Israel. He became a secret go-between in relations between the Arab countries and Israel and recently has brokered deals with Hamas. He is regarded as the third most powerful spy chief in the world after the head of the CIA and the head of British MI6 and is without doubt regarded as having the finest network of field agents in the Middle East theatre.

Egypt has long feared Al Qaeda attacks on its soil, and we musnt forget that the AQ Deputy Zawahiri is in fact an Egyptian citizen. As part of this concern Suleiman has built a massive network of agents devoted to hunting down AQ operatives. After 911, Suleiman agreed to share all of this intelligence in real-time with both the CIA and MI6.

As a reciprocal part of that deal, under the US rendition program, various Al Qaeda figures were sent across to Egypt for questioning. The CIA had written assurances that torture would not be used, but various CIA officers and memos reveal that this assurance was not adhered to.

In fact, with key suspects some agents have put it on record that Suleiman himself would not only approve torture but actually personally conduct it. His specialities are said to be electric shock treatment to genitalia and the breaking of fingers with pliers. This is still officially denied.

Low grade AQ members are reported to have been shot in the presence of suspects at such close range that their blood has drenched the AQ operative under interrogation as a further stimulus to talk to save their own lives. Again, this is not officially recognised, but there is significant anecdotal evidence that appears to confirm this.

As for what Suleiman knows about AQ itself. He has a vast wealth of information after many years of study of the group and in many ways his knowledge exceeds that of the CIA and MI6. In fact, he has been used as something of an encyclopedia on the subject. If you want to know something in the Middle East, give Suleiman a call is a regular refrain in intelligence circles.

In a strange quirk of fate, this man, regarded as odious by western intelligence agencies has provided details of many plots which have saved lives in the US and Europe and as such his methods have been tolerated rather than approved of by the western intel community


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Post by Strawberry on Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:07 am

WOW JediJaney what a great biography of this evil man. You are somewhat of a wordsmith and very articulate. Thankyou for writing this for us it really sets out such a clear picture of what he is all about.

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Post by Janey on Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:12 am

no problem, to be honest, the writing could be better but I did it rapidly in 10 mins or so to make sure that you had it here as promised. So, I honestly, dont consider it a fine piece of writing, but hopefully it gets the salient details across

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Post by Strawberry on Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:16 am

Janey wrote:no problem, to be honest, the writing could be better but I did it rapidly in 10 mins or so to make sure that you had it here as promised. So, I honestly, dont consider it a fine piece of writing, but hopefully it gets the salient details across

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Post by MissHidalgo on Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:29 am

Janey a great informatif piece it is ! flower
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