The story from the mainstream media is that:
(A) Mubarak is in bed with Israel
(B) Mubarak has not helped Egypt.
What is the truth about Mubarak?
1. Egypt opposes Globalisation.
Mubarak "has failed to deregulate and privatize the economy." (Egypt and Israel: A Reversible Peace :: Middle East Quarterly)
2. Egypt has been making good economic progress
Egypt has enjoyed economic growth averaging 4%–5% over the past 25 years.
The Egyptian economy was expected to grow at 6.1% in 2010/11. (Egypt - African Economic Outlook)
"Egypt held up well during the first round of the global financial crisis thanks to its reformed banking sector and low integration into global financial markets as a whole." (Egypt - African Economic Outlook)
Egypt by Andrew Yap
Some figures (Egypt.):
1. Between 1980 and 2007 Egypt’s Human Development Index (HDI) rose 42%.
2. Egypt’s average annual HDI growth was 10th fastest worldwide and almost double the global average.
3. Between 2005 & 2008 Poverty, as defined by those living under $2/day, fell over 11%
4. Only 16% of the population now live on less than $2 per day.
5. The Gini Index, the international measure of wealth inequality, fell 7% between 1999 & 2007.
6. The share of the poorest 10% in national income rose 5% and the share of richest 10% feel 6% in the same period. The ratio of the wealth of the richest to the poorest 10% also fell 10%.
3. Mubarak opposes Israel.
"The Egyptian minister of defense and war production, Muhammad Hussein at-Tantawi, was reported to have told a closed forum a few years ago that Egypt should prepare for a future war with Israel." (Egypt and Israel: A Reversible Peace :: Middle East Quarterly)
In 1981 President Mubarak came to power and he "has effectively boycotted Israel."
Egypt's state-controlled newspapers continued to demonize Israel.
"All ties on the bilateral level between Egypt and Israel have been frozen including tourism, commerce, and industry." (Egypt and Israel: A Reversible Peace :: Middle East Quarterly)
4. Israel and the USA want to topple Mubarak.
Under Mubarak, the Egyptian military has seen Israel as the enemy and has not cooperated fully with the USA.
Egypt has resisted sending troops to Iraq and Afghanistan. (US frustrated with Egypt military)
Egypt opposes US Globalisation.
Emad Gad, an expert at Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, says:
"Despite Israel’s peace treaty with Egypt, Egypt remains Israel's primary threat in the region.
"Israel sees Egypt as its main obstacle to regional dominance."
Israel wants to grab a part of Egypt.
Egypt and Israel were at war in the years: 1948, 1956, 1967, 1973.
In 1977 President Anwar Sadat decided that Egypt could only get back Sinai by signing a peace treaty with Israel.
In April 2010, it was reported that a weekly magazine aiming to link Arab bloggers with politicians and the elderly was launched in Egypt at the initiative of a group backed by US billionaire George Soros. (Soros backs Egypt weekly to give Arab bloggers exposure.)
In April 2010, it was reported by the Jerusalem Post that "Egypt has taken an aggressive stance against Israel, with Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit calling Israel an 'enemy' state." - (Egypt warns of Israel-Lebanon escalation)
In June 2010, Egypt re-opened the Rafah border with Gaza (Rafah crossing to remain open indefinitely - News)
In August 2010, Egyptian security forces seized a ship loaded with explosives coming from Israel and arrested its owner in Port Said. (Egypt seizes explosives on ship coming from Israel - People's.)
On 20 December 2010 (ISRAEL DESTABILISING EGYPT) we learnt that Egypt arrested members of an Israeli spy ring within its borders.
On 1 January 2011, we read that a group calling itself Al-Qaeda (the CIA-Mossad) may be responsible for the seven dead and 24 injured in an attack on a church in Egypt
In January 2011, we read that Egypt's Irrigation Minister has dismissed the possibility that Egypt would supply Israel with water from the Nile. (Egypt and Israel, a souring relationship?)Egyptian riots. Photo AP.
It would seem that the USA and Israel decided some time ago to topple Egypt's president Mubarak.
"The U.S. strategy for three decades ... has been to bet on Mubarak... But that cannot possibly be a smart bet for the next decade." - Elliott Abrams on 20 January 2011 (interview)
Abrams, a neo-con Zionist, was involved in Iran-Contra.
According to PressTV (Mossad was behind the Egypt church blast):
"Political experts believe that the US, the Israeli regime and Britain have crafted a long-term joint security program in the Middle East and North Africa...
"Part of the scenario is to ... split Egypt into a Christian-populated country and a Muslim-populated one ...
"The West's agenda is to lay the groundwork for the formation of a Coptic government in Upper Nile in Egypt...
"Therefore, the recent scuffles between Muslims and Christians in Naj' Hammadi region in Qena governorate in southern Egypt as well as the blast at the Alexandria church are a prelude for the dangerous Western-engineered scenario to unfold in one of the key Islamic-Arab nations."
Netanyau meets Omar Suleiman, head of Egyptian Inteligence on 4 November 2010 in Tel Aviv.
According to the powerful US Council on Foreign Relations (Egypt - Council on Foreign Relations):
"The Suez Canal remains critical to the security of the Persian Gulf and its vast energy reserves, as well as to global trade.
"Egypt also maintains the region's largest and most powerful Arab military."
It seems that Obama would like to topple Egypt's President Mubarak, and replace him with someone more reliable.
The Pentagon wants the Egyptian military to help advance the US-Israeli agenda.
Who might replace Mubarak?
Some unknown military figure could emerge.
Or spy chief Omar Suleiman could take power in some kind of coup.
Suleiman was trained at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School and Center at Fort Bragg, in the 1980s. (Egypt's Next Strongman Foreign Policy)
Suleiman continues to have close contacts with US intelligence and military officials.
On Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, Suleiman is receiving support. (Egypt's Next Strongman Foreign Policy)
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