Tuesday, February 01, 2011


kiss me
Egyptians, by Veralyn Adeyinka

1. Egypt is out of control?

"Speaking to Channel 10 on Sunday, one of the passengers on the returning El Al flight said that the Cairo demonstrations did not look as bad on the ground as they did on television."

(Returning Israelis: Egypt protests are not as bad as they seem)

Notice, in certain film footage, how the so called protestors who claim to be poor and hungry are speaking in good English.

Cairo cityscape

Cairo by graspnext

2. Mubarak has failed to help the poor?

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% fell 6% in the same period.

The ratio of the wealth of the richest to the poorest 10% also fell 10%.

Looking East
Egypt by upyernoz

3. Mubarak's government is worse than the USA when it comes to human rights?

The point here is that the USA and its allies control and organise the worst of the bad guys in Egypt. (What does Omar Suleiman know about Al Qaeda - Cannonfire)

The Shah allowed the CIA to run his secret police. ("Tunisia & Egypt: Manufactured Crisis? ")

A change of regime in Egypt will not stop the USA from using torture.

Mamdouh Habib, the Australian Guantanamo detainee, was tortured.

According to Richard Neville, writing in Crikey (Supporters of freedom, right?):

"In Egypt ... Habib was interrogated by the country’s intelligence director, General Omar Suleiman (said to be a CIA asset)...

"To loosen Habib’s tongue, Suleiman ordered a guard to murder a gruesomely shackled Turkistan prisoner in front of Habib – and he did, with a vicious karate kick...

"Australian officials were present during some of these sessions - and he has witness statements to that effect.

"A former Egyptian military intelligence officer working at the Cairo prison housing detainees says: 'During Habib's presence some of the Australian officials attended many times...'"

Scavenger Boy
Philippines 2008. By Mio Cade

4. Revolutions make things better for the poor?

Did anyone think things were going to improve in the Philippines after the CIA toppled Marcos?

Look at the picture above, taken in 2008.

This is Russia in the 1930s, showing that poverty did not disappear after the 1917 revolution.

This is louis XVIII who became King of France in 1814.

The French were wrong if they thought that monarchy had vanished with the 1789 bloody revolution.

Girls in Afghanistan in the 1960s, before the CIA started building up the extremist Moslems. Photo from O'Bannon article


In 1978, the government in Afghanistan was peaceful, moderate, progressive and non-communist.

The CIA decided to finance some extremist Moslems and put them into power in Afghanistan.

According to Andrew Gavin Marshall, at Global Research, 5 September 2010, (The “Arc of Crisis”):

Brzezinski said in a 1998 interview:

"It was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the .... regime in Kabul."

The brains behind the revolt in Egypt is most likely Brzezinski?

On 29 January 29 2011, Anthony Wile explained the Elite Desperation Over Failing Middle East Psyops

"The Anglo-American power elite has apparently decided to destablize the Middle East in order to create regulatory democracies with an Islamic tinge...

"The ultimate goal is to butress the war on terror and deliver enhanced authoritarianism to the West..."


su said...

is this the way america manages to break away from israel's stranglehold .

Genie said...

The people have lost the confidence of the government; the government has decided to dissolve the people, and to appoint another one.

Anonymous said...

Have to agree with your comments about the media handling from the West. All those poor people with a Thames Estuary command of English (educated at Universities in England one might suspect) and so many placards written in English. The spectacle is definitely being managed - but I'm not sure by who exactly. The Poll Tax Riots in the UK in the 80s/90s should by rights have been the voice of the scruffy, chain-smoking prolateriat but there's little doubting that it was the brainchild of the middle class left. I am sure Egypt has its own fair share of militants capable of producing what looks like a grass-roots uprising - which probably explains why social networking sites have played such a central part. How many of Egypt's poor have access to the internet - nevermind these tools. It's inevitable the Western Media will portray it this way also - given the sheer volume of social democrats and liberals commanding the newsrooms.

I think it is hugely patronising to charge the West with creating the spectacle and manipulating the media as there are many people in Egypt who are just as (if not more capable) of bringing this off. The media in the West are fairly easy to manipulate.

I think Britain has yet to decide whether to interfere or not. I think it is waiting to see if people are prepared to back the likes of Mohamed ElBaradei before adding pressure. Better the devil you know and all that.

Let's face it - Murabak is 82 years old. This was all going to kick off soon enough anyway. Someone just saw an opportunity to mount an early offensive, exploiting a (possibly) unexpected turn of events in Tunisia.


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