Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Cherif Bassiouni died

I never met Bassiouni but heard about him and read about him over the years.  What is missing from obituaries about him are references to his role in Anwar Sadat's trip to Israeli occupation state.  Bassiouni was very close to Anwar Sadat and I don't know the origins of the relationship but I know that he managed to have Sadat visit Chicago in 1975 during Sadat's trip to US.  He was very close to him during the period which led to the Camp David accords, and even wrote in a Chicago paper in support of the peace agreement and referred to the moderation of fanatic Menachem Begin.  He "crowned" his career by a lousy commission for the Bahraini regime, which basically legitimized its repression and oppression.