Noted Palestinian professor Naseer Aruri discusses the Egyptian revolution listen02/08/11 Lisa Marzilli
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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 Mubarakâ€™s hand picked Vice President Omar Suleiman and Nobel laureate Mohammed ElBaradei.
As Jane Mayer, author of â€œThe Dark Sideâ€ points out on the New Yorker's website, Suleiman, who served as former spy chief, was also the C.I.A.â€™s point man in Egypt for renditionsâ€”the covert program in which the C.I.A. would transport alleged terror suspects to countries such as Egypt for interrogation and torture.
WMNFâ€™s 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.