WikiLeaks cables prove U.S. planned Egypt uprising

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 02/02/2011 - 16:33

CAIRO, Egypt - January 30, 2011 - According to diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, the United States government had been planning to topple the Egyptian president for the past three years.

The files show Washington had secretly been backing leading figures behind the uprising, which has seen more than one hundred people killed and over 2,000 injured since it began on Tuesday.

Analysts have pointed fingers at the U.S., accusing it of trying to change the politics of Egypt’s regime.

“It’s obvious that the U.S. and UK are behind the recent events in Africa,” said Nikolay Starikov, an author and publisher. “We all know that a major transport oil artery is running through Egypt. The U.S. only benefits from high oil prices, as all global gas and oil trade is carried out in dollars. Thus, the dollar demand is only growing. I don’t believe in spontaneous revolutions - when hundreds of thousands, millions of people come out onto the streets at the same time, taking into account there’s been no serious or immediate change to their standards of living.”

Unrest in Egypt comes weeks after a month of chaos in Tunisia, which saw 80 deaths and the president being toppled before fleeing into exile.

Many Egyptians who have taken to the streets have reported being beaten by police following their arrests. Mobile clinics throughout the capital of Cairo continue to operate. Despite the imposed curfew, thousands remain out in the streets in defiance of authorities.

The famed Cairo museum is reported to have been looted, with mummies ransacked. Also, people in different neighborhoods say their homes were broken into and goods stolen.

Meanwhile, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has tried to address the protesters’ demands by appointing, for the first time in 30 years, the country’s first vice-president - the intelligence chief and confidante, Omar Suleiman. The new Prime Minister, Ahmed Shafik, has been tasked with forming a new government. However, protesters insist President Mubarak should step down from office.