Monday, February 28, 2011

The New Petroleum Minister in Egypt

Egyptian protesters are furious.  It turned out that the newly appointed Egyptian Minister of Petroleum is a board member of the company (headed by a notorious Mubarak crony) that sells Egyptian gas to Israel.   US media does not tell you this, but the issue of selling Egyptian gas to Israel was one of several key factors that brought down Mubarak.  Today, Aljazeera invited one of the leaders of Egyptian protesters to speak, and he was fuming about this appointment.  (thanks Farah)