Nadhani hata Bongo predictions kama hizi toka kwa ubalozi wa marekani tayari zipo! Wikileaks Report: New Egypt Vice President, Omar Suleiman and Presidential succession in Egypt Posted on January 29, 2011 under OMAR SULEIMAN EGYPT"THE MOST LIKELY CONTENDERS ARE PRESIDENTIAL SON GAMAL MUBARAK (WHOSE PROFILE IS EVER-INCREASING AT THE RULING NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY), EGIS CHIEF OMAR SOLIMAN, DARK HORSE ARAB LEAGUE SECRETARY GENERAL AMRE MOUSSA, OR AN AS-YET UNKNOWN MILITARY OFFICER." WikeLeaks cable created in May 2007 Suleiman headed the Egyptian intelligence Service The quote above is documented in cable 07CAIRO1417 entitled, PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION IN EGYPT, a document created in May 2007. Ominous prediction indeed, as Omar Suleiman has now been appointed as Vice President under the embattled President Mubarak and most commentators now think that is a move to allow President Mubarak to bow out gracefully and to hand over the reigns of power to his trusted and loyal confidante. Not even the best American diplomats could have predicted the current turmoil and new found strenght of the Egyptian people to attempt to topple the Mubarak regime. Their courage in pouring onto the streets of major Egyptian cities demanding reforms has made it impossible for President Mubarak to plan differently. To "annoint" Gamal Mubarak, his son, as successor is now clearly out of the question as Mubarak senior himself fights for his own political survival.WHOEVER ENDS UP AS EGYPT'S NEXT PRESIDENT LIKELY WILL BE POLITICALLY WEAKER THAN MUBARAK This prediction in this 2007 cable is extraordinary, especially given the American reaction to Omar Suleiman's appointment which was made clear by P J Crowley, a State Department spokesperson – "The Egyptian government can't reshuffle the deck and then stand pat". Given the demands of ordinary Egyptians to see a complete break from the Mubarak regime, Omar Suleiman will have a hard time making his position sustainable. Full details of "PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION IN EGYPT" cable below C O N F I D E N T I A L CAIRO 001417 SIPDIS SIPDIS NSC FOR WATERS E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/13/2017 TAGS: PREL PGOV KDEM EG SUBJECT: PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION IN EGYPT REF: A. CAIRO 671 Â¶B. CAIRO 974 Â¶C. 2006 CAIRO 2010 CLASSIFIED BY: AMBASSADOR FRANCIS J. RICCIARDONE, FOR REASONS 1.4 (B) AND (D). Â¶1. (C) SUMMARY AND INTRODUCTION: PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION IS THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM OF EGYPTIAN POLITICS. DESPITE INCESSANT WHISPERED DISCUSSIONS, NO ONE IN EGYPT HAS ANY CERTAINTY ABOUT WHO WILL SUCCEED MUBARAK, OR HOW THE SUCCESSION WILL HAPPEN. MUBARAK HIMSELF SEEMS TO BE TRUSTING TO GOD AND THE INERTIA OF THE MILITARY AND CIVILIAN SECURITY SERVICES TO ENSURE AN ORDERLY TRANSITION. IN THE CURRENT POLITICAL FRAMEWORK, THE MOST LIKELY CONTENDERS ARE PRESIDENTIAL SON GAMAL MUBARAK (WHOSE PROFILE IS EVER-INCREASING AT THE RULING NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY), EGIS CHIEF OMAR SOLIMAN, DARK HORSE ARAB LEAGUE SECRETARY GENERAL AMRE MOUSSA, OR AN AS-YET UNKNOWN MILITARY OFFICER. WHOEVER ENDS UP AS EGYPT'S NEXT PRESIDENT LIKELY WILL BE POLITICALLY WEAKER THAN MUBARAK. ONCE MUBARAK'S SUCCESSOR HAS ASSUMED THE POST, HIS FIRST PRIORITY WILL BE TO BUILD POPULAR SUPPORT. WE THUS EXPECT THAT THE NEW PRESIDENT WILL LIKELY ADOPT AN ANTI-AMERICAN TONE IN HIS INITIAL PUBLIC RHETORIC, IN AN EFFORT TO PROVE HIS NATIONALIST BONA FIDES TO THE EGYPTIAN STREET, AND MAY POSSIBLY EXTEND AN OLIVE BRANCH TO THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, AS DID PREVIOUS EGYPTIAN PRESIDENTS AT THE BEGINNING OF THEIR TERMS. END SUMMARY. NB: This is just a summary of the cable. The rest has been left out.