Monday, January 31, 2011

Global Revolution or Planned Havoc? The situation in Egypt and How it Affects the Rest of Us

"On February 8, 1963, the Baath Party, in collaboration with a few army officers, staged a coup d’état and killed Qassem. Hussein immediately left Cairo and arrived in Baghdad, where he became a midlevel internal security official. This was also when he married his maternal cousin, Sajidah Khayr Allah Tilfah. Qassem’s downfall was apparently not the exclusive result of his mistake of denying the Communists weapons, nor of the Baath Party’s talent for staging coups. According to reliable sources, the coup was supported, if not actually engineered, by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Starting in 1959, the CIA identified Qassem as a sworn enemy of the United States and a staunch ally of the Soviet Union. Over this issue there were deep disagreements between the CIA and the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency. The Israeli analysts were convinced that Qassem was not a Communist, nor a Soviet satellite, and they had sufficient evidence that he was not an enemy of Israel. In fact, his rivalry with Nasser served Israel’s purpose of separating Iraq from Egypt. In 1963 the CIA, if it was indeed involved, had the upper hand. The Baath regime under General Abdul Salam Arif (1920–1966) as a titular figurehead launched a bloody campaign against Iraqi Communists who, despite deep reservations, had supported Qassem. Within six months the regime managed to slaughter around ten thousand men, real or perceived Communists. This, however, was no victory for the United States, because the Baath regime was still seeking Soviet, not American, support.

 During the nine months of Baath rule (February to November 1963), Hussein aligned himself with the centrist faction in the party that was also supported by Aflaq. Hussein found it easy to join this faction because the group’s leader, General Ahmad Hasan al-Bakr (1914–1982), the prime minister under General Arif, was his distant relative and a childhood friend of Hussein’s uncle. All three were members of the Albu Nasir tribe, al-Beigat section, and all originated from the Tikrit area. This connection to Bakr proved a crucial step in Hussein’s rise to power.

In November 1963 Arif and the army, with the help of some Baath officers including Bakr, toppled the civilian Baath regime and took full control of the country. After a few months of collaboration with Arif, the Baath leaders, including Hussein and Bakr, were hunted down and imprisoned. In 1964 Hussein escaped from prison. Other party members were released, which enabled them in July 1968 to stage another coup and topple the Arif regime." - source

   In the same way the CIA, with the support of the United States, propped up Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the U.S. also assisted in getting people to become very angry and revolt against the dictator and his oppressive government, acting as if they were with the people in the transition of 'regimes,' both in the 1960s to implement Saddam and again in the 2000s to take him out when he was no longer a valuable asset. This certainly does seem like a supreme window of opportunity to instill western philosophy, controlled democracy, and capitalism in Iraq, Egypt, doesn't it?  Yes, this does sound too familiar. The actions of the past are but a mirror of repetitive strategies and events going on in Egypt today. Now, I could be wrong, but then ask yourself this- of all the protests going on throughout the world, Greece rioting over the financial system since 2010, the continuous gaining of momentum of protesters in the UK which includes London, Russia, and the other 20+ countries revolting against the corruption of government and financial systems, why does the mainstream media only choose to cover Egypt and only Egypt?

Key in point-

I know FOX isn't stupid enough to not know where Egypt is. But the matter of the fact is that most Americans are actually quite ignorant when it comes to geology and current international (and domestic) affairs. The current situation is not taking place in the Middle East. It's taking place in Africa. Yet somehow, they're trying to integrate the Middle East in this upheaval and make it an 'Arab problem' when really, it's a Financial Institution and oppressive Government problem. The base of all Central Banks is, of course, in Israel.

Common sense tells me that mainstream media would never dare to release info if they didn't really want the public to know about it and learn about it they way they sell it, so there are, no doubt, some Israeli lobbyist ties to this entire mess. I agree with Rand Paul when he suggests the United States stop supporting Israel, but if that were to be the case, you could kiss 40% of our poisoned products and 90% of our propagated television goodbye considering the United States is Israel's largest single trading partner. Personally, I don't think that's a bad idea, but most Americans prefer immoral convenience rather than to stand up for what is right.

  Personally, I'm all about a global revolution, but at the same time I also feel I should mention that this  "transition" seems more and more like a fabrication of the CIA and Mossad. Besides the blatant lies on television, the 'coincidences' and repetition of events between Egypt and Iraq, its' unfinished political business, and the justification to kill as many Arabs as possible, there is also the number of ruined priceless artifacts the mainstream media is blaming the citizens for.

It reminds me of all the ruined artifacts the U.S. military has destroyed since 2003 in Iraq.

"When the Gulf War ended, looters smuggled thousands of artifacts out of Iraq. Many other priceless monuments from thousands of years old civilizations were left lying around to be destroyed carelessly and casually. With the new U.S. - Iraq war, the specter looms of smart bombs hitting thousands upon thousands of archaeological treasure troves."
 Another source says:

"One million books, 10 million documents and 14,000 archaeological artifacts have been lost in the U.S.-led invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq -- the biggest cultural disaster since the descendants of Genghis Khan destroyed Baghdad in 1258, Venezuelan writer Fernando Baez told IPS"

   Often times, artifacts hold the key to our ancient past. It makes sense if the CIA and Mossad would want to destroy these keys, but it makes absolutely no sense to me that local Egyptians would demolish their own heritage, not unless they are fighting for all the wrong reasons. This also leads me to wonder if the world is ready for a global revolution. Unless the people come to understand that government is a form of mind control, the process will continue to repeat itself as we've already seen. If a leader is chosen, may it be by the people and for the people. May our new leaders not be concerned about personal wealth and gain, but about liberation of their people and the world at large.

I pray this is not a fabricated coup d'etat. I pray that this truly is the anger of the people demanding change, but in order for that to happen, the citizens- whether in Egypt or America, must understand how oppression is created, and then choose to do away with it. More jobs, more American chains around the world is NOT going to resolve the problem of oppression, it only masks it. Whoever the new leader may be, the citizens must not put their guard down. They must be ready to continue to revolt if their new leader ends up being a) Saddam Hussein or b) elected by a fake democracy in order to implement American philosophy and capitalism. We must rise against this global karma; the endless cycle of allowing ourselves to be governed by people who do not love themselves, the world around them, and the world they live in, but are instead slaves to selfishness and the material world. We must find ourselves in this process and realize we can govern ourselves if and only if we understand the principles of respect, acceptance, abundance, and love, and in order to do that we must first learn from the past, and choose not to repeat it.

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