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Mubarak’s interior minister says US orchestrated 2011 revolution
Habib El-Adly said the US taught opposition youth in Egypt about democracy and revolution
Ahram Online, Saturday 9 Aug 2014
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Former minister of interior Habib El-Adly's trial continues (Photo: reuters)

Habib El-Adly, interior minister under Hosni Mubarak, said on Saturday that the United States was behind the 2011 revolution against Mubarak as part of its “new Middle East plan.”

El-Adly is being retried, along with six of his aides, Hosni Mubarak, and Mubarak’s two sons, on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising.

El-Adly, during a speech to a Cairo criminal court where he is being retried, said the US had two parts to its plan. The first part was to approach leaders of the Middle East with a democratic model and financial incentives to adopt that model. If the leaders of those countries refused, according to El-Adly, the US would accuse them of being dictators.

The second part of the US approach was mobilising youth in those countries and teaching them how to demand their rights, demand democracy and how to revolt against existing regimes, El-Adly added.

He added that the US trained youths in Egyptian opposition groups Kefaya and the 6 April Youth Movement, and Muslim Brotherhood youth in Qatar and other Arab countries, to “learn democracy.”

The former interior minister said that on 25 January 2011, the first day of mass protests that would lead to the ouster of Mubarak, police used only water hoses and teargas to ward off protesters.

He added that in Suez, protesters turned the place into “hell”, torching police stations to let “foreign elements” into the country on 27 January. The “foreign elements” reached Cairo, according to El-Adly, on 28 January.

El-Adly also said that the interior ministry had tapped phone conversations within Egypt, adding that all Egyptian security intelligence institutions did the same.

However, he added that tapping was only aimed at terrorists, spies, drug dealers and “those who wanted Egypt’s destruction.”

In addition, El-Adly claimed that Egyptian police had given some of their weapons to Palestinian police, who had then used these weapons to kill Egyptian protesters and frame the Egyptian police.

El-Adly described himself, as well as those prosecuted alongside him,  as “national figures who have performed their duty to the fullest.

He also said that he did not give orders for the police to retreat during the uprising.





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Daratol
10-08-2014 08:06pm
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Long live the 2011 revolution
Long live the 2011 revolution. Those who participated in it are heroes while those who killed the martyrs are fascist terrorists. Fascists killed Christians at Maspero.
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Zagloul
10-08-2014 08:02pm
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The vote spammer is a pro-Mubarak, pro-dictatorship shill
Notice how the voting bot on these comments here is opposed to the 2011 revolution? Yep, this demonstrates that the current ruling fascist terrorist elite wants to exonerate Mubarak and condemn democrats. They are paying these people to vote and post against any democracy and human rights support. Notice how they don't just ignore posts that condemn Mubarak but say nothing about Sisi. Nope, they have to vote those down. This means, in the mind of the paid vote spammer/poster, that defending Mubarak is an essential part of defending Sisi. How disgusting is that? Mubarak is a terrorist murderer guilty of thousands of deaths. Polls show that Mubarak has almost no public support or sympathy, so the vote spammer's fantasies against the 2011 revolution have no real effect.
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Shep Fargotstein
10-08-2014 03:41pm
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Totally agree: Mubaraks fall on Obama's shoulders
All you have to do is look chronologically at the events leading up to Mubaraks ouster and you will see that Obama's ideology that "everyone really wants peace" is naive and dangerous, especially with the Islamists who have now morphed - thanks to Obama, into an army named ISIS that is feared by every country in the region. Obama's cut and run tactic in Iraq - with horrible U.S. intelligence - allowed ISIS to steal all of the military equipment that we left for the Iraqi army. Incompetence is the only consistent trait of the Obama presidency.
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Shireef
10-08-2014 11:14am
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now you talk?
I personally remember in 2011 when you got put on trial with mubarak and his sons and aides you were quieter than a church mouse. Now you come to talk about the us was behind the 2011 protests? You know for sure it was the youth regardless of who was supporting them took you out. Why didn't you do what sissy is currently doing and that is squashing dissent and enjoy another 30 years of dictatorship I mean government? Its ok I'm sure after this comedy of a show you, mubarak, his sons etc will all be set free. Just like Ahmed Ezz!
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Muhammad Leb
10-08-2014 03:51am
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No
"However, he added that tapping was only aimed at terrorists, spies, drug dealers and “those who wanted Egypt’s destruction.” In addition, El-Adly claimed that Egyptian police had given some of their weapons to Palestinian police, who had then used these weapons to kill Egyptian protesters and frame the Egyptian police." BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLSHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIT!!!
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Yeah right
09-08-2014 10:35pm
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Mr Adly, Perhaps the NGO's did teach Egyptian youth a little about democracy & Molotov cocktails, but it is a delusional hoax to believe that the CIA orchestrated the whole revolution with all 12 million of its participants. It was a real revolution & the youth were the driving force just as on June 30.
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Samantha Criscione
09-08-2014 04:52pm
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The U.S. did NOT teach April 6 etc. about 'democracy,' but about the clever use of terror
I don't know what Habib El-Adly actually said, but what is reported above is a wrong description of what the U.S. did. It did NOT teach these youth about democracy. It taught them techniques of cloaking terrorism in the verbiage of democracy, thereby allowing a small minority to intimidate and silence the majority, thereby taking over the political life of the nation and laying the basis for the Muslim Brotherhood to capture the presidency. In January 2011, these 'democratic youth' burned down Cairo's huge building of the National Council for Women, a group fighting for democratic rights for women. Was this an act of democracy? Or was this clerical fascism disguised as democracy? -- Samantha Criscione
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Abdel
10-08-2014 03:50pm
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Governments, not 2011 supporters, are murderous and misygonists
Egypt's youth did not kill, torture, massacre, or burn down buildings. The April 6 movement obvoiusly did not. Foreign countries, including dictatorships, sold Mubarak weapons, they sold NOTHING to the revolutionary youth. Mubarak and Tantawi's totalitarian police, however, burnt buildings slaughtered thousands of demonstrators. You do realize the a state terrorist organization committed the Maspero massacre and that the April 6 movement has constitenly sought to bring those state terrorists to justice? Furthermore, as for religious zealotry, you do realize that Mubarak, Tantawi, and all subsequent governments have conducted blaspemy and heresy trials and have forced their misognyism on women, including brave April 6 women?
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Hakim
09-08-2014 03:57pm
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The ravings of a terrorist
This loon is a terrorist and mass murderer. His conspiracy theory is an affront to anyone who loves liberty anywhere.
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