UK Daily Mail
Feb 5, 2011
The balance of power was teetering in Egypt this morning amid reports of an assassination attempt on the newly-appointed vice president.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs refused to confirm the alarming reports of an ‘organised attack’ on Omar Suleiman. Two of his bodyguards were said to have been killed in the incident several days ago.
If true, the report represents a frightening new element in the popular uprising that has seen one of the U.S.’s greatest Middle Eastern allies descend into chaos.
Opportunists could be taking advantage of the revolution, which has not yet succeeded in toppling President Hosni Mubarak from power, to push their own unknown agendas.
Fox News quoted sources on the assassination attempt last night.
This article was posted: Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 3:07 am