Omar Soliman sat with Christiane and had that very short interview which was aired on ABC. This was the second televised interview for general Soliman after being the VP. The first interview was with the Egyptian TV and surprisingly this interview is much worse than the first interview. This is his first interview in a foreign channel after being the VP.
You can watch the interview after the break , I do not want to the home page to load more.
It is good to know that Omar Soliman knows that he can’t run for presidency according to the current constitution because simply he is just like Dr. ElBaradei can’t become a president because he is not a member of any party. It is no wonder that Mubarak is speaking about amending constitutional article no.76 . It is also good to know that Omar Soliman knows that he is an old man who should not run for the office.
These were the only good two points in the whole interview while the rest it is bad to worse to worst. It seems that Soliman is from the old school in 1960s that believes what he says in foreign media does not reach to the people in the country , he does not understand that we will watch this interview and react to it before the Americans do.
Soliman insists that there are foreign powers with agendas behind these protests , in fact he believes that the so-called “Islamic current” is behind the protests in Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria , Syria, Jordan and Yemen !! He is not insulting us alone but he is insulting the people of these countries especially in Tunisia , our people in Tunisia !!! I can believe that the man is using Islamphobia to scare the west form democratic revolutions in the East !!
Also one must ask him , you were the spy chief and the minister of national security for nearly 16 years why you did not stop dangerous schemes !!?? Is not this a shortage from your side !!? You should not be a VP nor president but rather you should be standing in front a committee in the parliament to explan how this so-called disaster took place and how he let the whole nation to foreign infiltration in this way !!
The huge insult which made the general lose more and more popularity not to mention any creditability with the youth “ whom he thinks they are deceived” or the political parties “ he negotiates with” or the people “ that he currently rule as unofficial president” is when he said THE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE DEMOCRACY WHEN THEY UNDERSTAND THE CULTURE OF DEMOCRACY !!
So the general believes that we do not understand the culture of democracy !!? we are bunch of idiots , ignorant sheep who do not understand the culture of democracy !!? How he knew that ? Who gave the right to judge the people !!?
So what is the culture of democracy in his perspective !!? The NDP culture of democracy or the military culture of democracy !!? Amanpour should dare and ask him what that culture of democracy is !!?
Soliman is just like the rest of the old regime , he is too arrogant to respect the Egyptian people , he is too arrogant to accept the fact that he is working for the people not the people working for him according to the real culture of democracy.
What Soliman said about the so-called the lack of that culture of democracy is just like what former PM Nazif once said also to American media : Egyptians are not politically mature !!
I am sorry General Soliman but you should know better than us as you have joined the war school in 1954 that we had a great and real democratic culture before
Soliman fears the culture of democracy because he knows he can lose his position if there is a real democracy.
I do not want to be rude but his interview made me so so so so angry to level you can’t imagine it. The army should find another man to talk with , seriously no Mubarak, no Soliman. I repeat it again this man can’t be our president , we do not want him , the army must not protect the interests of bunch of generals but rather protect the country and the people. The army must protect the democracy.
Wikileaks has released new cables showing how Israel preferred Soliman after Mubarak and currently human rights activists worldwide are insisting that the man is involved in the scandal of CIA outsourced prisoners. “ Of course Al Adly and his state security bastards were not alone involved’
Thanks to General Soliman Egyptians restored our sense of humor which Mubarak killed , you can’t imagine the amount of jokes made after he talked about the agendas of the protesters or those parties infiltrating Al Tahrir.