Does the CIA want Egypt to be a strong democracy?
"In the weeks ahead, in Egypt, the CIA may start an assassination campaign against Brotherhood leaders.
"These are tactics the CIA has used in the past in Muslim countries.
"The CIA may try to discredit the new regime, through the assassinations of top government and army officials.
"The CIA may try to create sectarian divisions, by attacking Christian targets.
"The CIA does not want a fair and workable democracy."
What has the USA achieved in Afghanistan? Kabul by nick rain images
On 16 February 2011, in the UK's Financial Times, Ahmed Rashid wrote about al Qaeda's plans for Egypt. (Cairo needs help to avoid al-Qaeda's grip)
When we read about al Qaeda, we should remember that al Qaeda is said to be the CIA, and its friends.
Rashid, of Pakistani origin, was educated at an upper class private school in the UK called Malvern College, and at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.
He has written for a number of establishment publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the Daily Telegraph.
He once tried to organise an uprising against Pakistan's leader Ayub Khan. (Ahmed Rashid - Wikipedia)
According to Rashid in his Financial Times article:
1. Egypt may give al-Qaeda the chance to expand its influence.
2. Al-Qaeda bombed a church just three weeks before the current revolution began.
This was an attempt to create Muslim-Christian tensions, and is similar to what al Qaeda has done in Iraq and Pakistan.
3. Creating anti-Christian (or anti-Shia) hysteria remains a strategy for al-Qaeda.
4. Al-Qaeda No 2, Ayman al'Zawarhiri, once headed Egypt's 'Islamic jihad'.
5. "In the weeks ahead, if instability continues, al-Qaeda will doubtless start an assassination campaign against Brotherhood leaders...
"These are tactics al-Qaeda has used in the past in other Muslim countries.
"Their other aim will be to discredit the new regime, through the assassinations of top government and army officials.
"Creating inter-sectarian divisions in the population, such as attacking Christian targets, is also likely..."
6. Al-Qaeda does not want a fair and workable democracy.