By Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire
November 24, 2011
This week has seen round two take place in Egypt between the ruling elite and public reformers, as protests converged once again on Cairo’s central Tahrir Square. But this time, there will be no help on the way from the beacons of democracy in the west.
As thousands of Egyptians camped out on the square, military police were determined to exhibit the same show of force that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has demonstrated his Zuccotti Park, where Occupy Wall Street activists have been intimidated, beaten and pepper sprayed by law enforcement. On state television yesterday Egypt’s military cited heavy US police action against the Occupy Wall Street movement across America in order to justify their own bloody suppression. Rather ironic.
Clearly let down by the broken promises of their Arab Spring, anti-government demonstrators in Egypt are now calling for a ‘million-man march’ after being met with a violent government crack-down which has already claimed 33 lives and over 1,500 injured, with a steady stream of injured being carried out by motorcycle or on the backs of other protesters to field hospitals set up by volunteer doctors near Tahrir Square.
But Egypt’s military junta is not flinching this time – especially after recently receiving the blessing and full backing of President Barack Obama and US Government to carry on and squash any and all domestic unrest.
Watch this shocking video of the junta’s violence towards demonstrators:
US investigative journalist Ralph Schoenman explained during his interview with Press TV today the relationship between Egypt’s ruling military junta and Washington DC. Schoenman states, ”The relationship between the US and the SCAF – the Supreme Council Armed Forces – is that of the imperial sponsor and sustainer relying upon the Supreme Council Armed Forces to maintain not merely the dictatorship, but the oligarchy in power; the protection of capitalism in Egypt on the part of the tiny oligarchy that has usurped all financial, economic and political power for itself.”
Exactly 11 months ago, the world watched as a seemingly organic movement arose in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, calling for the downfall of Egypt’s stalwart US puppet, Hosni Mubarek. It succeeded in capturing the imagination of the world. In terms of a real revolution however – or real progress, Egypt’s own Arab Spring was nothing more the a cruel, staged event used as political leverage by the west in order to shatter the prospect of real reform in Egypt, and also to topple a series of US-non-friendly regimes in the wider Middle East region.
Egypt’s transition last spring was no more than a progression of United States and Israeli long-range foreign policies and corporate goals for the region, and for whatever reasons –one which no longer required the services of President Hosni Mubarek.
New moves on the grand chessboard have been happening between Egypt, Israel, and Jordan, as well as regime change projects to the west in Libya – meaning that the US-UK-Israeli axis powers would require a much stronger police state in Egypt, acheivable only through a solid military dictatorship there.
In terms of geopolitical and economic power in the 21st century, controlling the supply and delivery of energy, particularly gas, has emerged as a key component for establishing dominance in any region. In Washington’s eyes, corporate interests will always trump issues of democratic reform. Currently, Egypt supplies roughly 40 percent of Israel’s natural gas, and neighboring Jordan depends on Egyptian gas to generate 80 percent of the Kingdom’s electricity, all through Egypt’s East Mediterranean Gas Company (EMG) and its Arish–Ashkelon pipeline.
It turns out that EMG is controlled by a US-Israeli holding company called the Ampal-American Israel Corporation (AAIC). The firm also has regional holdings in chemicals, telecommunications, real estate and leisure. Four partnering Israeli firms initially signed 20-year contracts worth up to $10 billion dollars to import Egyptian gas, but a series of sabotage incidents have disrupted the pipeline causing Moody’s to downgrade AAIC’s debenture rating, a condition which could be stifling investment into the gas firm’s major capital infrastructural projects.
Not surprisingly, this joint venture has been opposed by the various cadres of opposition in Egypt, most notably the Muslim Brotherhood, who called for Cairo to revoke the US-Israeli gas deal, as far back as 2008.
What any off-shore corporate giant requires when setting up shop overseas is corporate stability,coupled with zero social dissent in the region. To be sure, the best tried and tested stable interface for the international globalist corporation has always been an unelected military dictatorship, and Egypt has delivered exactly this to her benefactors in American, Israel and the Jordan. All Egypt’s military government requires out this arrangement is its annual $4 billion in US military aid, as well as pay-offs from the corporation to key members of the Egyptian military junta.
Similarly, Libya’s unelected National Transitional Council was appointed by the US, Great Britain, Israel and France early in 2011, in order to prepare the country for a complete globalist takeover and the complete privatisation of the country’s industries, resources and assets. This type of nation-building was clearly the case in Iraq, and may soon ring true for both Syria and Iran.
The mainstream media’s global brainwashing operation was a success in terms of framing the 2011 Arab Spring as genuine grass roots event, spreading freedom across the lands. Even today, many Occupy Wall Street supports and participants credit the legendary Arab Spring as the pretext for popular uprisings in Spain, and eventually in USA and Europe.
In this case, and once again, people have allowed the Establishments power players and clandestine foundations to dictate a popular version of history. The genius in this globalist technique of social engineering to allow protesters to believe that it was they themselves, who designed and executed these recent waves of popular dissent. US journalist Schoenman added here, ”That is what the basic dynamic is – namely to prevent the revolution unfolding in Egypt from actually transforming Egyptian society”.
Caught in this web of deception, ordinary citizens on the ground are then left to blame, and fight with each other when the story does not conclude with a happy ending – totally unaware that their political destinies have already been written ahead of time by government departments, think tanks and foundations, mainly in the US and Great Britain.
We now that it was not Egyptian and Tunisian students working in a political vacuum, but the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), a professional consultancy, who took students from the Middle East and trained them overseas as early back as 2009. CANVAS are still touting their recent role in working with Egyptian and Tunisian protesters, after teaching them the skills that helped bring down their presidents and spark regional revolt.
There are also reports of CANVAS activity during the early days of Occupy Wall Street, including a video of CANVAS founder Ivan Marovic, himself addressing the OWS General Assembly.
Formerly known as OPTOR!, and known for its role in bringing down the Milosevic regime in the former Yugoslavia, CANVAS is part-funded and supported by a number of ‘pro-democracy’ foundations, with links to George Soros’s Freedom House and Open Society Institute, as well as CIA-linked National Endowment for Democracy and USAID.
Although mostly hidden from the public eye, these globalist foundations, professional think tanks and NGOs undertake research, host training seminars, and supply material which are then used to influence regime change all over the world. Theirs is the venue of choice for activities that cannot officially be conducted on the government clock.
By the time it’s all said and done, the death toll in Egypt could reach to the hundreds, or thousands? The truth is, Washington and the UN are not interested in the people of Egypt anymore than they are genuinely interested in the Occupy Wall Street protesters who have been beaten out and pepper sprayed out of New York’s Zuccotti Park. These people simply do not represent enough $dollar signs – or business opportunity – to matter for Washington and the UN.
The US-led rhetoric regarding freedom and democracy in Egypt was – and still is, a complete hoax. Egypt knows this now but sadly, the last people to ever figure this fact out will be the people in the US and Europe, blinded by ideals they still believe they have.