Thursday, February 10, 2011

Omar Suleiman and the Job Title that Dare Not Speak its Name

So what is it with these American press reports from Egypt? Why are print journalists unable to write and broadcast journalists unable to say the words “Omar Suleiman, Head of the Secret Police” or even “Omar Suleiman, director of intelligence services under Mubarak”? Has anyone else noticed this? What could possibly explain this across-the-board withholding of core information?

2 comments:

Brenda Rosser said...

Another interesting question. Why has Obama appointed Mr Wisner as an envoy to Egypt?

CIA Wisner/US Envoy’s Business Link to Egypt
http://redactednews.blogspot.com/
February 2011
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Obama scrambles to limit damage after Frank Wisner makes robust call for Mubarak to remain in place as leader.
Ed. Note: Wisner is the son of Frank G. Wisner, Sr., co-founder of the CIA and Operation Gladio, which left stand-behind armies post WW II to combat socialist or progressive movements to help the working classes of Europe. Along with Allen Dulles, the CIA director JFK fired for the “Bay of Pigs” fiasco, Wisner, Sr. supported U.S. secret intervention doctrine: “support those democracies which make ‘a good choice,’ oppose those which make the wrong choice.”....

hapa said...

in (obsolete?) answer to the question about suleiman's title: maybe for a similar reason that they used the phrase 'enhanced interrogation'?