April 4, 2011, - 4:19 pm
Israeli and American intelligence just got gifted to Syria, the host state to HAMAS, Islamic Jihad, Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, and every other Islamic terrorist group you can think of. And it was Egypt–yup, newly “liberated” Egypt–that was doing the gifting to the barbaric Assads. After years of silence with Syria, Egypt sent its top spy, Murad Muwafi, to the Alawite-run dictatorship to “share” . . . share everything the U.S. and Israel told Egypt. Oh, and he’s also there to help HAMAS re-unite with Fatah for a greater HAMAS takeover of all of the Palestinian “territories” that are really Israel. Yes, Muwafi didn’t travel to Syria to share his latest shish tawook recipe.
Egypt’s Top Spy, Murad Muwafi, Re-Unites Egypt w/ Syria, HAMAS
It’s a chilling development, but not one unexpected unless you are Lara Logan, Anderson Cooper, Richard Engel, Christiane Amanpour or any of the thousands of other morons who told us Egypt was being “liberated” from pro-U.S. Mubarak to pro-Islamic savagery and extremism. And it’s gone completely unnoticed. Only one major publication took notice and the story was largely ignored.
When Egypt’s new intelligence chief quietly flew to Syria’s capital for a day of meetings last month, his American counterparts took note.
What was Murad Muwafi, the new Egyptian spymaster, doing in Damascus? With whom was he meeting? “Honestly, we have our ideas, but we don’t know anything for certain,” said a senior U.S. defense official, who didn’t elaborate on what those ideas might be. “I wouldn’t say we’re worried—not yet. Concerned is probably a better word.”
PUH-LEEZE. They’re very worried. They know he’s gonna spill years of American intelligence. Let’s hope Muwafi doesn’t have the names of American and Israeli informants. He definitely has a lot of valuable intelligence that he’s ready to spill. If they’re at such a point of absurdity that they’re nitpicking the words “worried” v. “concerned,” they are sweating bullets over this.
Ties between U.S. and Egyptian intelligence have been the cornerstone of America’s clandestine operations in the region, and they were largely based around a single man, Omar Suleiman.
From 1993 until January, at the outset of protests that would force him and former President Hosni Mubarak out, he was the chief of Egypt’s General Intelligence Directorate.
Before his departure, Mr. Suleiman kept a lid on the banned Muslim Brotherhood movement and regularly dined with top U.S. officials, advising them on some of their thorniest foreign-policy dilemmas: how to check Iran’s influence or curb the power of Hamas, for example. Through Mr. Suleiman, Egypt became in 1995 the first country to cooperate with the U.S. program of rendition—sending terrorism suspects to third countries where they faced questioning and, in many cases, torture.
Look for all of that information to come out and to be used against CIA agents and non-American parties who aided America in Egypt and throughout the Middle East. This is going to be a disaster. It is a disaster. And we will probably never hear about the many people who are exposed and killed as a result of this. If for this reason alone, America should have backed Hosni Mubarak and given him the green light to put down the “revolution.” Now it is too late. And there is no forgiving the cheerleaders of it all, including Ms. Logan who was sexually assaulted by these great “democrats.”
U.S. officials say their new contact, 61-year-old Mr. Muwafi, is more circumspect in his relationship with them.
Translation: he’s ignoring them and doing as he pleases with U.S. and Israeli intelligence.
“Egypt has gone through a major hiccup, so clearly we’re dealing with evolving and emerging new personnel and personalities,” said a second U.S. official. “Omar Suleiman had a very deep and personal connection to President Mubarak, and we don’t know how the next” intelligence chief will play out.
Translation: We’re screwed.
U.S. officials said Mr. Muwafi was one of the people the Washington contacted after Egyptian authorities released the brother of al Qaeda’s fugitive deputy leader, Ayman Al Zawahiri, amid a broader release of political prisoners after Mr. Mubarak’s fall. The brother, Muhammad al Zawahiri, is a prominent Islamist in his own right, and U.S. officials said they were concerned his release was a sign Egypt was shifting toward a softer line on extremists. Muhammad al Zawahiri was re-arrested within days.
So he re-imprisoned one major Islamic terrorist while releasing thousands of others who will do his bidding. Big deal.
Authorities here now say they plan is to retry Mr. al Zawahiri for his alleged role in the 1981 assassination of late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, a crime for which he was originally sentenced to death in 1999, although the sentence was never carried out.
Uh, yeah, don’t bet on it.
Neither Mr. Muwafi nor Egypt’s intelligence service, which has no spokesman, could be reached for comment on Mr. Zawahiri’s case or the general thrust of Egyptian intelligence in the post-Mubarak era.
You don’t say. He’s too busy laughing all the way to paradise.
Mr. Muwafi and others “have a vision for what the relationship [with the U.S.] should look like after the revolution,” said Mohammed Ali Bilal, a retired army general who worked closely with Mr. Muwafi. “This is a new era and they should consider the interests of Egypt.”
Translation: let’s kill all the Jews and f— up the Americans. The brothers in jihad throughout the world will soon be re-united.
Mr. Muwafi’s March 18 trip to Syria appears to be an indication of Egypt’s changing priorities. Senior Egyptian officials, including Foreign Minister Nabil Elaraby, have said in recent weeks they want to repair their country’s relationship with Syria, and the timing of Mr. Muwafi’s visit coincided with an Egyptian push to restart the Palestinian reconciliation process.
YAY, “liberated” Egypt and the man with all the Israeli and U.S. intel is part of the HAMAS-Fatah reunification process. Awesome.
Much of Hamas’ senior leadership lives in Damascus. Meeting with them could have been the main goal of the visit, U.S. officials said. “I think if we knew more, we’d feel better about it,” said the senior U.S. defense official.
Hey, the guy we gave all our intel to is now giving it to HAMAS, but if we only knew more we’d feel better about him giving it to HAMAS. So much better.
Israeli officials, who also maintained relatively close ties with Mr. Suleiman, were far less sanguine, analysts said.
Gee, I wonder why.
By the way, before he became the top Egyptian spy, Muwafi was governor of Egypt’s North Sinai province, which means he also has a lot of important information regarding Israel’s border security in that neighborhood–information that is now in Syrian and HAMAS hands. If another Arab nations vs. Israel war breaks out–and odds are that it will, sooner or later, given the unstable “liberation” of the Arab world–they’ve already laid the ground work.
It’ll be a lot more bloody than 1948 or 1967. A lot more.
Look for Camp David to be Camp Donewith, real soon.
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