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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A "Large Number" of SSI Officers to Be Recruited for "New" Agency?

The Egyptian independent paper Al-Shorouk is reporting that a large number of officers from the dissolved State Security Investigations will be incorporated in the new National Security Agency. As I noted yesterday, the credibility of the new agency will depend on its being something new, not a renamed SSI. If the "high level security source" Al-Shorouk claims to have talked to knows whereof he speaks, that doesn't augur well. Blogger 3arabawy (Hossam al-Hamalawy), who published the pictures of SSI officers only to see Flickr take them down, doesn't like it one bit. I can't say I blame him.

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