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Escape from Paradise – the Promotional Trailer

Does Egypt already have a new dictator?

Egypt's Field Marshall Tantawi

Egypt's Field Marshall Tantawi

Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi is in control of Egypt now that Hosni Mubarak has resigned his post as president.

Under Field Marshall Tantawi, Egypt’s ruling military council says it will not tolerate any more strikes which disrupt the country’s economy.

State television carried a statement in which the military said strikers would be “confronted.”

It looks like Egypt has found a new dictator—Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi.

Born in 1935, and of Nubian origin, Field Marshal Tantawi is far from a fresh face for the Egyptian leadership.

He was a long-time trusted associate of Mr. Mubarak. He had been appointed deputy prime minister, in addition to his post as defense minister, after the cabinet was sacked on 29 January in a failed attempt to calm mass protests.

Field Marshal Tantawi was often discussed as a possible runner for the presidency. However, many thought that his age and reported ill health were barriers against him. He was also said to lack political ambition and support among the armed services’ rank and file.

A 2008 cable from the U.S. embassy in Cairo, released by Wikileaks, openly expressed disdain for Tantawi,” referring to him as “Mubarak’s poodle” and as “aged and change-resistant”. Tantawi is described as incompetent and “reached his position only because of unwavering loyalty to Mubarak,” according to the cable.

“He and Mubarak are focused on regime stability and maintaining the status quo through the end of their time. They simply do not have the energy, inclination or world view to do anything differently,” the cable read.

Has the US has already made its selection of the next repressive Imperial puppet that it will put in place, and prop up with military, diplomatic, economic and political help—against the wishes of the Egyptian people.

2 comments to Does Egypt already have a new dictator?

  • US interests come first

    “Has the US has already made its selection of the next repressive Imperial puppet that it will put in place, and prop up with military, diplomatic, economic and political help—against the wishes of the Egyptian people.”

    You think the US puts its own interests first or the interests and wishes of the Egyptian people?

    Otherwise, why would you think the US supported Mubarak for all these decades? And quite a few other dictators too?

  • Political SalesMaN

    The US always supported all the Middle East Regime for the Past Decade,the 710 condition-that’s OIL, they has gotten about the people for the last 30-40 years. This has resulted the prop up of they people and has transmitted to the rest of the kingdom.