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Christopher Bollyn – Bollyn.com February 6, 2011, 2011

The mask has slipped badly from the two-faced U.S. administration.  I have been reporting on the duplicity of the U.S. policy since January 31 when President Obama sent a high-level C.I.A. man as personal envoy to Egypt.  The envoy’s father was Frank Wisner Sr., the C.I.A. chief behind the overthrow of presidents in Iran and Guatemala.  Frank Wisner Jr., Obama’s personal envoy to Egypt, openly admitted on February 5 that he supported the Mubarak dictatorship staying in power – while Obama was been telling the world that he wanted immediate change.  Such blatant duplicity reveals the real character of the Obama administration.

“What is clear — and what I indicated tonight to President Mubarak — is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now.” – President Obama, 2 February 2011



“What is clear — and what I indicated tonight to President Mubarak — is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now.” – President Obama, 2 February 2011



Pro-Mubarak thugs on horseback attacked the peaceful protestors. 

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Broadcasting Equipment Confiscated from Foreign Journalists
Links to Cairo are Cut as Egyptians Demand End of U.S.-Supported Dictatorship

“I’m extremely concerned, I mean this is yet another symptom, or another indication, of a criminal regime using criminal acts. My fear is that it will turn into a bloodbath.”
– Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian opposition leader

“To the people of Egypt, particularly the young people of Egypt, I want to be clear: We hear your voices. I have an unyielding belief that you will determine your own destiny and seize the promise of a better future for your children and your grandchildren.”
– U.S. President Barack Obama, 1 February 2011

February 1 – Mubarak speaks on national television saying he will step down on – in September… while Obama says Egypt’s change of leaders must start immediately.  “The status quo is not sustainable,” Obama said in comments given after Mubarak’s speech.  “An orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now,” Obama said.  The Egyptian dictator has been America’s most reliable (read pro-Israel) ally in the Middle East for 30 years.  Mubarak has blocked much-needed relief from reaching the besieged Palestinians of Gaza, who share a mostly closed border with Egypt.  Photo – Barack Obama and Hosni Mubarak at the White House, 1 September 2010.

Mubarak has appointed his intelligence chief, C.I.A. “partner” Omar Suleiman, as vice president.  Suleiman is clearly the man who the C.I.A. hopes will replace Mubarak.  A senior U.S. intelligence official described Suleiman as deeply involved in every aspect of the diplomatic relationship between the two countries, as well as a C.I.A. partner in sensitive programs, including transfers and interrogations (read kidnap and torture) of prisoners captured in counterterrorism operations. As the C.I.A. point man in Egypt, Suleiman meets often Israeli leaders.  Here he shakes hands with Ehud Barak, the war criminal who killed 1,400 civilians in Gaza as Barack Obama became president in January 2009.  At the time, Obama said he would have plenty to say about Israeli war crimes in Gaza – but has said nothing ever since.

President Barack Obama sent Frank Wisner of the C.I.A. (Vice Chairman of A.I.G. and director of Enron) to Egypt on January 31 to advise the besieged dictator Hosni Mubarak, who is quickly losing control of the nation.  Shortly after Obama’s “special envoy” arrived in Cairo, broadcasting equipment was confiscated from foreign journalists (including the BBC) and all roads and rail links to the capital were cut. This is a very dangerous game and reveals the two-faced nature of the Zionist-controlled Obama administration.  While Obama talks about supporting “democratic change”, he sends a “dirty tricks” man in a last-ditch effort to prevent the U.S.-funded dictatorship from falling.  This desperate and deceitful action by the Obama administration can only harm future relations with Egypt.

The uprising in Tunisia has spread to Egypt, the most populous and important nation of the Arab world.  Massive protests with tens of thousands of people have also broken out in Yemen.  Having followed the developments in Tunisia closely on the BBC World Service, I noticed an attitude of unusual concern by the BBC toward the popular uprising that overthrew the Tunisian dictator Ben Ali.  When similar uprisings have happened in Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union they have invariably been praised and promoted as a sign of the progress of western democracy.  This supportive attitude, however, was not seen in the BBC coverage uprising in Tunisia.  The first question asked (with some concern) of every commentator was always, “Will the unrest in Tunisia spread to Egypt and other Arab nations?” 

Ehud Olmert and President Mubarak

One got the distinct impression that the BBC is somehow afraid of democracy in the Arab world.  Their attitude seems to be that the people of the Middle East do not have the same right to demand democratic governments as the people of Europe.  Decades of U.S. (and British) support for dictators like Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak and the refusal of the U.S. and the “international community” to accept the democratically elected Hamas government of Palestine are proof (if any were needed) that the U.S. government does not really support democracy in the Arab world.  Dictators are, after all, so much easier to control.  Having fostered and supported virtually every dictator in the Middle East, the U.S. regime now finds itself wrong-footed and in an increasingly weakened position in the region.  These popular uprisings will have profound consequences on U.S. stature and policies in the region.


The overthrow of the Mubarak dictatorship puts Israel in “a state of strategic distress”, according to Aluf Benn of Ha’aretz:  “The fading power of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s government leaves Israel in a state of strategic distress. Without Mubarak, Israel is left with almost no friends in the Middle East; last year, Israel saw its alliance with Turkey collapse.”  Israel’s strategic distress at the possibility of a democratic Egypt emerging from the overthrow of Mubarak led the Zionist-controlled Obama administration to take desperate and deceitful measures to support the dictatorship the U.S. has funded with billions of dollars every year – for 30 years.


The Obama administration sent Frank Gardiner Wisner 2nd, the son of one of the founders of the C.I.A.’s propaganda and special operations branch to control the critical situation in Egypt.  In 1947-48, Frank Wisner Sr. established the C.I.A.’s Operation Mockingbird, a program to influence the domestic and foreign media.  “By the early 1950s, Wisner ‘owned’ respected members of The New York Times, Newsweek, CBS and other communications vehicles,” Deborah Davis wrote in her 1979 book entitled, Katharine the Great: Katharine Graham and The Washington Post.

Sending Wisner Junior to Egypt indicates that the United States is engaged in a dangerous and dirty operation against the Egyptian protestors, who massed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on February 1.  If the U.S.-backed dictatorship resorts to violence, as it did with the orchestrated attacks on the protestors by men on horseback, the U.S. will be seen as responsible because it sent Wisner, a veteran “dirty tricks” agent with a long history of counter-revolutionary actions. 


Wisner reportedly left the country the day after Mubarak sent hordes of paid thugs and plain-clothes police into the square to attack the peaceful protestors with Molotov cocktails and weapons.  It is not believable that Mubark would take such drastic actions against the wishes of Obama’s special envoy.  The controlled media has reported that Obama sent Wisner to Cairo to urge Mubarak to step aside, but that is clearly false.  Wisner’s arrival coincided with a pronounced change in tactics against the protestors.  The crack down tactics advised by Wisner culminated in the violent attacks against the protestors in Tahrir Square and other places on February 2.  When we consider that the United States is controlled by a highly deceitful and criminal regime, which is actually protecting the real culprits of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, we can understand that the U.S. government shares the same criminal nature as those it supports in Egypt and Israel.  As Jesus said, “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” 

Wisner’s father became the head of the C.I.A.’s Directorate of Plans (DPP) in 1952 and Richard Helms was his chief of operations. The DPP, formed by the merger of the Office of Policy Coordination and the Office of Special Operations (the espionage division) accounted for three quarters of the C.I.A. budget and 60 percent of its personnel.  In the early 1950s, Wisner orchestrated the overthrow of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran and Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala.

This is a very dangerous move because it shows that the Obama White House is pursuing a two-faced policy of trying to keep Mubarak in power while it pretends to be supporting democratic change in Egypt.  Shortly after Wisner arrived in Cairo the Egyptian authorities began confiscating broadcasting equipment from foreign journalists, including the BBC – on arrival at the airport.  As millions of Egyptians prepared for a huge rally in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on February 1, roads and rail links to Cairo were cut.  These actions were clearly being taken on orders given by Wisner.  This shows that the United States has actually been working to support the Mubarak dictatorship in the face of massive protests by the Egyptian people.  This is an extremely ill-advised and dangerous game to be playing while the Obama administration pretends to support “democratic change.”

Frank Gardiner Wisner was on Enron’s board of directors since 1997 and was Vice Chairman of Maurice Greenberg’s fraudulent American International Group (A.I.G.) through 2009, after A.I.G. had received hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars to support its criminal enterprise.  Both Enron and A.I.G. were engaged in criminal fraud operations that cost the U.S. taxpayer dearly.  Wisner has also been involved in C.I.A. activity since the early years of the Vietnam War.

Sources and Recommended Reading:

“US playing a ‘two-faced deception’ game in Egypt”, Bollyn on U.S. role in Egypt, PressTV (Iran) 3 February 2011

“Frank Gardiner Wisner – Commander, United States Navy; Central Intellignce Agency,” ArlingtonCemetery.Net

“The Empire’s Bagman: Frank Wisner in Cairo,” by Vijay Prashad, 2 February 2011

“Frank Wisner, the Diplomat Sent to Prod Mubarak,” by Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times, 2 February 2011

“Obama says an orderly transition ‘must begin now’”, by Karen DeYoung, Washington Post, 2 February 2011

“Without Egypt, Israel will be left with no friends in Mideast”, by Aluf Benn, Haaretz, 29 January 2011

“The Power Elite: Enron and Frank Wisner”, People’s Democracy, 16 November 1997

“Egypt’s intelligence chief, Omar Suleiman, could be called on to smooth turmoil,” by Joby Warrick and Greg Miller, Washington Post, February 1, 2011