Saturday, February 5, 2011

Who Is Frank G. Wisner, Obama's Special Envoy to Egypt?

No matter what the light-weight, empty-suit occupant of the White House says about the situation in Egypt - "Mubarak has to go, now", it is always the action that reveals his (in this case, his handlers') intention.

And that action was to appoint Frank G. Wisner II as the Special Envoy to Egypt on January 31, 2011.

And who is Frank G. Wisner II, who's described as "respected elder of the foreign establishment" by New York Times?

Well, New York Times leaves out some important details.

His most recent work was not in the diplomatic circle. It was AIG. Remember the company that was bailed out by the US taxpayers so that it could distribute the money to TBTF Wall Street banks (most notably Goldman Sachs) and European banks and other multinational conglomerates? He was the Vice Chairman of AIG until he retired from the post in February 2009 after the bailout was secure.

And before AIG? Oh my he was at Enron! He joined the board of an Enron subsidiary (Enron Oil & Gas Company) in 1997, after several years of diplomatic service in the Philippines (1991-1992) and India (1994-1997) during which he tirelessly helped Enron win lucrative contracts.

Oh wait, he is still a board member at this Enron subsidiary, who has changed the name to EOG Resources.

He is the son of Frank G. Wisner, master spook who was the head of the OSS.

And lastly, he is a close, personal friend of Hosni Mubarak, going back decades. Thus the comment like this (from Al Jazeera Live Blog, February 5):

8:07pm Hosni Mubarak must stay in power for the time being, says Frank Wisner, Barack Obama's special envoy for Egypt.

We need to get a national consensus around the pre-conditions for the next step forward. The president must stay in office to steer those changes.

So Obama sends out a diplomat/businessman who exploited the public (diplomatic) position fully to enrich a very corrupt (criminal) private company after another, who has personal ties to the Egyptian dictator whom the protesters want out (the whole point of this 2-week long protest), as the Special Envoy.

Amazing, isn't it?

Change we can believe in. (Always believe in the insider elite to do the right thing - for their friends.)


Anonymous said...

thanks for the info. It seems like this Wisner is STILL serving his own interests... It's a bit nauseating that mostly these kind of people are spread throughout the world's mechanisms of power. At this moment I think we need a worldwide revolution, not a violent one, but something geared towards transparency in politics.

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

Read Karen Kwiatkowski at

We can peacefully "withdraw our consent" to be governed. That's what these Egyptians have been doing. And it will be the government who will be violent, like in Egypt.

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