The Hacked emails belonging to Yousef al-Otaiba show close coordination with pro-Israel Political Organization.
Hackers have released the first series of leaked emails from the account of UAE’s ambassador to the United States Yousef al-Otaiba.
The Intercept News media reported on Saturday that the emails released by a group called “Global Leaks” show the relationship between al-Otaiba and a pro-Israel, neoconservative think tank – the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD).
The hacked emails, some of which date back to 2014, reveal a high-level of backchannel cooperation between the FDD, which is funded by pro-Israel billionaire Sheldon Anderson, and the United Arab Emirates.
The emails obtained by The Intercept also show FDD and UAE collaboration with journalists who have published articles to try and accuse Qatar of supporting “terrorism”. The emails discuss UAE support against Palestinian resistance group Hamas that was elected by the people of Gaza in 2006.
The leaked emails showed UAE & Saudi Arabia’s support for the failed military coup against the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. In addition to the UAE support for Eygpt’s violent military coup against it’s first democratically elected President Morsi.
The sample provided included several emails between Otaiba and Robert Gates, former US defence secretary in the administrations of George Bush and Barack Obama.
Otaiba is well-known figure in US national security circles – he has been called “the most charming man in Washington” – and has participated in Pentagon strategy meetings at the invitation of the defence officials.
The UAE & Saudi Arabia has spent billions in the past years to discredit the Muslim Brotherhood, a world wide peaceful political movement that won a majority in Egypt’s first ever democratically held Parliamentary elections after the fall of Hosni Mubarak.
The UAE Ambassador described Morsi’s overthrow in a very happy tone, calling the military coup that killed thousands of peaceful Morsi supporters – a revolution. “Today’s situation in Egypt is a second revolution. There more people on the streets today than January of 2011. This is not a coup, this is revolution 2.0. A coup is when the military imposes its will on people by force. Today, the military is RESPONDING to people’s wishes.”
Egypt today is a virtual dictatorship. And a close ally of both the U.S. and the UAE.
Now it seems they are hoping to weaken the political and military power of Turkey, Qatar and Iran.
GlobalLeaks has promised to release more emails soon.