Skip to comments.WikilLeaks: Syria tried to sabotage Shalit deal
Posted on 02/12/2011 5:34:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak told US general David Petraeus in June 2009 that Syria and Qatar sabotaged the Shalit prisoner swap deal, Norwegian media reported Wednesday.
According to the report, which is based on a WikiLeaks document, Mubarak claimed that Syria and Qatar offered Hamas $50 million to keep soldier Gilad Shalit in captivity in order to impede a prisoner swap deal with Israel brokered by Egypt.
The US general quoted Mubarak in a cable sent to Washington...
According to the Norwegian report, which was quoted in Al Jazeera and Palestinian media, WikiLeaks papers provide additional details regarding Egypt's involvement in the deal. Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman, the former intelligence minister, had a major role in efforts to free the kidnapped soldier...
Mubarak said that Qatar had an important role in Hamas's takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007.
(Excerpt) Read more at ynetnews.com ...
Qatar, al-Jazeera, Hamas, Syria...
I freely admit that I neglected to search for this before posting.
Well well, is THIS part of the reason Zero wanted Mubarak gone NOW.
I think we are going to see many more reports like this showing the duplicity of this Administration. Wan’t this about the time the media began their attacks on Patreaus?
Wow, good points!
Well maybe this is the backdoor to what is really going on in this Admin re: ME.
Suggest you ping Kristinn on this one.
ONE thing I'm certain is that the magnitude of information available to Hillary has squelched her shrill liberal mouth.
One thing I've pondered over the last few months concerns her personal feelings contrasted to her being a Goldwater-girl back in the day (before she drank some cool-aide).
All of my wandering-eyes inquire: where is the indomitable Obama policy?
What Foreign Policy?
Obama is far too parochial for anything as complex as foreign policy.