Assassination attempt on Egyptian VP Omar Suleiman …
So much for the peaceful transition of government in Egypt. With little MSM coverage, we learn from FOX News that there was an assassination attempt on newly appointed VP Omar Suleiman that left two of his body guards dead. Robert Gibbs, the White House Press Secretary was asked by reporters as to the assassination attempt. Gibbs declined to address the issue saying, “I’m not going to … get into that question.”
Such an attempt on the life of Omar Suleiman would mark an alarming turn in the uprising against the government of President Hosni Mubarak, who only recently named Suleiman as vice president in an effort to quell the unrest and possibly line up a successor.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs declined to address the assassination reports when asked by Fox News.
“I’m not going to … get into that question,” Gibbs said. Sulieman blamed foreigners and political opponents within the Muslim Brotherhood for 10 days of turmoil that has rocked the nation.
More from the Gateway Pundit and other sources where the assasination attempt was descriibed as organized. Suleiman was named on the January 30, 2011 VP and according to accounts the assasination attempt was on the very next day. The MSM never picked up on the story.
The attack was described by the official as “organized” and occurred during a motorcade movement. It was not yet confirmed if Suleiman was present at the time.
“It’s amazing this hasn’t been picked up … because he is the transition plan, or at least one of them for the Egyptians,” the official said