Saturday, January 29, 2011

As Cairo burns

As Cairo burns, once again the revelations come forth of our back alley dealings and clandestine attempts to spread our supposed American style democracy in the region.

Yet is that what has really been going on of late?

Let's see how that democracy nurturing is working out of late
Mubarak ordered troops and tanks into the capital Cairo and other cities overnight and imposed a curfew in an attempt to quell protests that have shaken the Arab world's most populous nation, a key US ally, to the core.
Despite dozens of deaths in Friday's clashes, people turned out in the streets Saturday in defiance of security forces and said they would carry on protesting until Mubarak quits.
 And then there is this.....
The US government has previously been a supporter of Mr Mubarak’s regime. But the leaked documents show the extent to which America was offering support to pro-democracy activists in Egypt while publicly praising Mr Mubarak as an important ally in the Middle East.
So once again it looks as if compliments of Wikileaks, the world is burning, yet the entire focus of what and why remains centered on Hosi Mubarek and whether he will succumb and what will replace him.

So to this point, we have Tunisia completely imploded and Egypt on the verge of complete collapse and a regime change that will surely lead to radical Islamist rising to power in the void created by Mubarek's ouster.

Anyone else see the similarities? Think about it now. Have a look back or go peek at an old old history book. We have seen this before. Back when another of our favored authoritarians was deposed and what followed in the wake of that. Try looking up the recent history of Iran and how that happened and who was involved and what the US did and didn't do.

Too bad Jimmy Carter only had one term, or he would have accomplished the same in Egypt as he did in Iran before he left office. As it was, he almost did. He succeeded in getting Anwar Sadat assassinated and Mubarek has simple been station keeping for the interim thirty years, until the next social anarchist could be elected in America.

Something tells me that Mubarek will be secreted away in a reed basket and floated down the Nile to Saudi Arabia by the end of next week and the smoldering aftermath left in the wake of it all will be another Islamic state enemy of America and the west.

Softly softly catchy monkeys......and you still think that Wikileaks is the result of a lone errant US Army PFC with too much access to America's secrets and too little safeguards to prevent the destruction of American credibility globally? And all that has been accomplished by one lowly Army PFC?

Do you really believe that?

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