Noted Palestinian professor Naseer Aruri discusses the Egyptian revolution
As the stalemate between Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and pro-democracy demonstrators enters its third week, each day brings more speculation as to who the next leader might be. The most mentioned names so far include Mubarakâs hand picked Vice President Omar Suleiman and Nobel laureate Mohammed ElBaradei.
As Jane Mayer, author of âThe Dark Sideâ points out on the New Yorker's website, Suleiman, who served as former spy chief, was also the C.I.A.âs point man in Egypt for renditionsâthe covert program in which the C.I.A. would transport alleged terror suspects to countries such as Egypt for interrogation and torture.
WMNFâs Lisa Marzilli recently spoke with Professor Naseer Aruri, noted Palestinian author and Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts about the possibility of Suleiman becoming the next presidential successor.comments powered by Disqus