Egyptian Sniper Job Hunting on LinkedIn

The revolution in Egypt has done a lot of good for the country and the region as a whole, but there have been some unintended consequences. For instance, what about all of the State Security officers — you know, the ones responsible for terrorizing the general public, running torture centers for decades, and even helping the CIA with its extraordinary rendition program? Suddenly they're out of work! Take former State Security Investigation System agent Hazem Ramzy. He's brandishing his skills on LinkedIn, and is "seeking a managerial position in the safety and security industry." So what are his qualifications? To name just a few:

  • Certified Sniper (Sniper Task Force)
  • Training disengagement riot platoons
  • Training disengagement riot platoon commanders
  • Prepping State Security Investigation officers
  • But, according to his LinkedIn profile, Mr. Ramzy left the police last summer. So he probably played no hand in suppressing the peaceful protests that brought down Hosni Mubarak. During his time at the reviled State Security, he even "Monitor[ed] the officer's abuses as regulators and presenting reports on cases of law violations." Sounds like a good guy!

    Looking for a Certified Sniper with crowd control experience? Look no further. Hey, Erik Prince — hire this man!

    (via @DannyRamadan/@ashrafkhalil)