Sunday, February 06, 2011

Dictator Attempts To Placate Egyptians With Empty Nothings

Egypt’s regime makes new concessions to opposition

"Egypt‘s vice president met a wide representation of major opposition groups for the first time Sunday and agreed to allow freedom of the press, to release those detained since anti-government protests began nearly two weeks ago, and to lift the country’s hated emergency laws when security permits.
Vice President Omar Suleiman endorsed a plan with the opposition to set up a committee of judiciary and political figures to study proposed constitutional amendments that would allow more candidates to run for president and impose term limits on the presidency, the state news agency reported. The committee was given until the first week of March to finish the tasks.
The regime also pledged not to harass those participating in the anti-government protests, which have drawn hundreds of thousands at the biggest rallies. The government also agreed not to hamper freedom of press and not to interfere with text messaging and Internet.
Sunday’s meeting was the broadest representation of Egypt‘s fragmented opposition to meet with the new vice president since the protests demanding the immediate ouster of longtime President Hosni Mubarak began on Jan. 25.
The opposition groups represented included the youthful supporters of leading democracy advocate Mohamed ElBaradei, who are one of the main forces behind the protests.
The outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt‘s largest opposition group, and a number of smaller leftist, liberal groups also attended the meeting, according to footage shown on state television.
Mr. Mubarak, Egypt‘s ruler of nearly 30 years, has rejected calls to step down immediately and instead promised a package of unspecified political reforms — part of a series of concessions the regime has made in an unsuccessful bid to quell the protests.
The two sides also agreed at the meeting that the government would open an office that would field complaints about political prisoners, according to the state news agency."

First, the very fact that Suleiman is in supposed negotiations with a gaggle of the opposition immediately means the regime's intent is to stall and deceive. This zionist criminal, complicit with the US rendition and torture policies, can be summed up thusly:

"On 29 January 2011, Omar Suleiman, Egypt’s top spy chief, was annointed vice president by the tottering dictator, Hosni Mubarak. By appointing Suleiman, part of a shake-up of the cabinet in a (futile?) attempt to appease the masses of protesters and retain his own grip on the presidency, Mubarak has once again shown his knack for devilish shrewdness. Suleiman has long been favored by the US government for his ardent anti-Islamism and willingness to talk and act tough about Iran, and he has been the CIA’s main man in Cairo. Mubarak knew that Suleiman would command an instant lobby of supporters at Langley and among “Iran nexters” in Washington, not to mention among other authoritarian mukhabarat-dependent regimes in the region. Suleiman is a favorite of Israel too; he held the “Israel Dossier” and directed Egypt’s efforts to crush Hamas by demolishing the tunnels that have functioned as a smuggling conduit for weapons and foodstuffs to Gaza."

But it's the amazing weasel wording in this article that makes me hope the opposition won't fall for this junk.
"Setting up committees" to "study changes". You know how that shit flies. Look at the 9/11 commission.
Future term limits means the dictator stays in power.
Pledging not to harass the protesters the last time meant the cabal sent in their murderers with weapons.
"Not to hamper freedom of the press" won't mean much to Aljezeera, the stalwart practioners of that statement, now that their office was burned and destroyed. One of the tireless reporters at Aljezeera, Ayman Muhyiddin, an american citizen, was just arrested this morning. It will be interesting to see if there's any pressure to get him released by the State Department, but if President Pussy's past record shows, americans can be killed with impunity by zionists with zero consequences.
But the real idiocy lies with lifting the emergency laws "when security permits".
So, who decides that? Guess.

And the thugs are still shooting random people in cold blood.


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