CIA Blames Mubarak for Its Failure to Predict Revolution
|Tuesday, June 14,2011 05:48|
A recent article in Newsweek cites that the American government holds the ousted president Hosni Mubarak responsible for the failure of the CIA to predict the Egyptian Revolution, which overthrew one of America's strongest allies, a relationship that took years of effort to build.
Reminiscing about the past, American spies cannot help feeling some resentment towards Mubarak who had proved to be a worthy ally in the past. The article cites that the Arab uprisings witnessed during the last months may not be an easy pill to swallow as intelligence and so called ‘counter-terrorism’ associations predict dangers looming ahead.
According to a former US intelligence veteran, the system of the former regime was very clear; cooperate with the Americans against international terrorism and in return Washington would ignore the unrest at home.