|Mubarak and Peres|
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Israeli President Shimon Peres says elections in Egypt would be dangerous. He said there would if the Muslim Brotherhood won a vote they “would not bring peace”.
More monetary mayhem courtesy of Wall Street
Playing games with people's hunger
Not everyone gets billions of dollars in interest free money from the Fed.
Most people work for the money they get. This creates a real problem for people whose wages have been stagnant (or declining) while the US government shovels trillions of dollars to banks to help them cover their gambling losses.
What do banks like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan do with the free money?
They "play" ... with wheat prices, with corn prices, with oil prices.
There is no supply/demand reason for commodities to be as high as they are now. It's all speculation based on free money given to bankers.
Note: The prices will come down eventually - precipitously - but in the meantime hundreds millions of people go hungry and having their standard of living decimated.
Source: Real Econ TV
"Former" CIA Michael Scheuer discusses his new book on the "Living" Osama bin Laden at Politics and Prose Bookstore here in Washington, DeCeit. In this clip, Scheuer is challenged by apparently sympathetic zionists on his stance and statement he made in his talk regarding Israel.
Politics and Prose Bookstore | Tuesday, February 1, 7:00 p.m
Book Signing Event Advert: "In his 22-year career, he served as the Chief of the Bin Laden Issue Station (aka "Alec Station"), from 1996 to 1999, the Osama bin Laden tracking unit at the Counterterrorist Center. He then worked again as Special Advisor to the Chief of the bin Laden unit from September 2001 to November 2004. Scheuer became a public figure after being outed as the anonymous author of the 2004 book Imperial Hubris, in which he criticized many of the United States' assumptions about Islamist insurgencies and particularly Osama bin Laden. He depicts bin Laden as a rational actor who is fighting to weaken the United States by weakening its economy, rather than merely combating and killing Americans. He challenges the common assumption that terrorism is the threat that the United States is facing in the modern era, arguing rather that Islamist insurgency (and not "terrorism") is the core of the conflict between the U.S. and Islamist forces, who in places such as Kashmir, Xinjiang, and Chechnya are "struggling not just for independence but against institutionalized barbarism." Osama bin Laden acknowledged the book in a 2007 statement, suggesting that it revealed "the reasons for your losing the war against us".
In February 2009, Scheuer was terminated from his position as a senior fellow of The Jamestown Foundation. Scheuer has written that he was fired by the organization for stating that "the current state of the U.S.-Israel relationship undermined U.S. national security."
Meet Omar Suleiman: Diplomat, Torturer, Renditionist, and Manager of the Billion Dollar Enterprise Known as Egypt Inc.
Omar Suleiman was born July 2, 1936. He is an Egyptian politician and military figure who was appointed Vice President of Egypt on January 29, 2011. Previously, he was Minister without Portfolio and Director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate (EGID), the national intelligence agency, from 1993 to 2011. Due to the lack of an alternative acceptable to Hosni Mubarak, some have speculated that Suleiman will succeed Egypt Inc.
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!
Students, union activists and opposition bloggers within Egypt all remain opposed to Suleiman legitimately running the country without elections taking place. Human rights groups tie Suleiman’s career to a regime marked by widespread abuses and assert that Egyptians “see Suleiman as Mubarak II, especially after the lengthy interview he gave to state television Feb. 3 in which he accused the demonstrators in Tahrir Square of implementing foreign agendas.” In response, Suleiman has blamed “certain friendly nations who have television channels, they’re not friendly at all, who have intensified the youth against the nation and the state”
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.