2/4/11 Egypt: US Mission Accomplished? part 2

digest:
U.S. 'STRATEGIC NONVIOLENCE' FORCES TRIGGERED UPHEAVALS TO ENABLE PREEMPTIVE 'ORDERLY TRANSITIONS' TO SAVE ITS DESPISED REGIMES. BUT THE GAMBLE DEPENDS ON BEING ABLE TO CRUSH THE UNLEASHED GENUINE REVOLUTIONARY ASPIRATIONS AND ACTIONS OF MILLIONS UNDER THE GUISE OF 'REFORM'. OUR FIGHT HAS JUST BEGUN.

WE SUPPORT AND OUR SPIRITS REJOICE WITH FRIENDS & ALLIES IN EVERY BATTLE WAGED, EVERY VICTORY WON, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, AGAINST OUR COMMON ENEMY. FIGHTING FOR AND SUPPORTING OUR COMMON STRUGGLE, FOR LIBERATION & LIFE - TO THE DEATH FOR MILLIONS - FROM U.S. IMPERIALIST-ZIONISM, DEMANDS LOOKING BENEATH THE SURFACE FOR THE TRUTH TO ACT ON FOR GENUINE REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE: TO DISTINGUISH FRIENDS FROM ENEMIES IN DISGUISE, ORGANIZE OURSELVES AND CONNECT INTERNATIONALLY.
NOT ACTING ON THE TRUTH RESULTS IN BETRAYING REVOLUTIONARY GOALS, WITH INTENTIONAL OR NOT COMPLICITY IN THE ENEMY'S SOPHISTICATED COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARY SOFT POWER "STRATEGIC NON-VIOLENCE" WARFARE. THE 'GWOT' STATE TERRORIST WAR HAS 2 FACES, 2 INTERCONNECTED FRONTS: HARD/MILITARY IMPERIALIST POWER, COMBINED WITH SOFT/DIPLOMATIC/DEMOCRACY/DEVELOPMENT. PLANNED & PREPARED LONG BEFORE EGYPT ERUPTED JAN. 15, BOTH HARD & SOFT POWER FRONTS OPERATED IN TANDEM, PART OF THE BIPARTISAN GEOSTRATEGIC 'NATIONAL SECURITY AGENDA' FOR GLOBAL HEGEMONY. See Part 1 for more on this at
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HOW IMPERIALIST SOVEREIGNTY WORKS
President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt said he would not seek another term, after President Obama told him he should not run.... message was delivered by Frank G. Wisner, an experienced envoy with deep ties to Egypt ...http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/02/world/middleeast/02transition.html

"Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization."
Z. Brzezinski.The Grand Chessboard, 1997

US CONTROLS 'TRANSITION'
As Egyptians Call for Mubarak’s Fall, He Appoints America’s Favorite Torturer as Vice President
http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/2011/01/30/as-egyptians-call-for-mubara...

The Torture Career of Egypt’s New Vice President: Omar Suleiman and the Rendition to Torture Program
Stephen Soldz, Op-Ed News, January 29, 201

U.S. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED IF POLICE STATE STAYS SOLID UNDER FAMILIAR FASCISTS
Obama Administration Discussing [SIC] Plan for Mubarak Exit
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/04/world/middleeast/04diplomacy.html?ref=...
President Mubarak has balked at leaving, but talks are continuing with Egyptian officials about a plan in which Vice President Omar Suleiman would begin a process of reform, officials said.
The Obama administration is discussing with Egyptian officials a proposal for President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately, turning over power to a transitional government
headed by Vice President Omar Suleiman with the support of the Egyptian military. Even though Mr. Mubarak has balked, so far, at leaving now, officials from both governments are continuing talks about a plan in which, Mr. Suleiman, backed by Sami Enan, chief of the Egyptian armed forces, and Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi, the Defense Minister, would immediately begin a process of constitutional reform. The proposal also calls for the transitional government to invite members from a broad range of opposition groups, including the banned Muslim Brotherhood, to begin work to open up the country's electoral system in an effort to bring about free and fair elections in September, the officials said.
Breaking News Alert The New York Times February 03, 2011 -- 8:01 PM ET http://www.nytimes.com?emc=na

“In brief, the U.S policy goal must be unapologetically twofold: to perpetuate America’s own dominant position for at least a generation and preferably longer still; and to create a geopolitical framework that can absorb the inevitable shocks and strains of social-political change...”
-Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, 1997

BACKGROUND & FOREGOUND
1/24/11 US National Guard detachment heading to Egypt
Connecticut National Guard Detachment 2, Company I, 185th Aviation Regiment of Groton has mobilized and will deploy to the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, to support the Multinational Force and Observers.The unit left Connecticut Jan. 15 for Fort Benning, Ga., for further training and validation. The unit operates C-23C Sherpa aircraft and has deployed three times in the last seven years in support of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.The unit will provide an on-demand aviation asset to the Multinational Force and Observers commander to support its mission of supervising the security provisions of the Egypt/ Israel Peace Treaty. Chief Warrant Officer Four James Smith of Ivoryton commands the aviation unit.http://bit.ly/flVVUi
http://www.theday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article

1/30/11 Secretary of State Clinton Sunday called for a "peaceful, orderly transition to greater democracy" in Egypt that includes the military, the ruling party and pro-democracy protesters....
[Official] U.S. military aid to Egypt was$1.3 billion in 2010...The officer corps has been educated at U.S. military colleges for 30 years. Ties are so close that Lt. Gen. Sami Anan, the army chief of staff, and 25 other officers were in Washington, D.C., last week when the protests began for a meeting of the Military Cooperation Committee, an Egyptian-U.S. body that is chaired by Anan and Assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense Sandy Vershbow. Anan and the other officers left Friday afternoon.
The Egyptian armed forces have about 1,000 American M1A1 Abrams tanks, which the United States allows to be built on Egyptian soil. Egypt permits the U.S. military to stage major operations from its bases, and always has guaranteed Americans passage through the Suez Canal...A major crackdown with U.S. arms almost certainly would alienate the Egyptian public and much of the Arab world. The army is believed to have the power to topple Mubarak but has not done so, which may mean its gestures of solidarity with protesters are meant only to placate the movement as the president engineers a succession plan...The Mubarak regime in the past has called on the army to pacify angry Egyptians, most recently to quell riots over a shortage of bread in 2008... Mubarak named Omar Suleiman his vice president, making the intelligence chief the most likely heir to authority...

Egypt on the brink of a bloodbath
by Thierry Meyssan, http://www.voltairenet.org/article168319.html
...Hosni Mubarak has named Omar Suleiman vice-president, a measure aimed at rendering more difficult his eventual physical ousting by the United States. Mubarak became president because he had been designated vice-president before the United States had president Anwar El Sadat taken out by Ayman al-Zawahiri’s group. Consequently, he has until now always refused to appoint a vice-president for fear of being assassinated in turn. In Omar Suleiman he chose one of his accomplices, who also has Sadat’s blood on his hands. Henceforth, to seize power, it will not be enough to kill the president, the vice-president will have to be eliminated as well. Omar Suleiman being the chief architect of Egypt’s collaboration with Israel, Washington and London will protect him like the apple of their eye. What is more, Suleiman can lean on Tsahal [IDF]...He has already arranged the arrival of Israeli material and snipers, ready to kill the ringleaders among the crowd....Ultimately, the Anglo-American Empire is still anchored to principles laid down in 1945: support democracies that make the "right choice" - of servility - and oppose the nations that make the "wrong choice" - of independence. Consequently, if they deem it necessary, Washington will endorse a bloodbath in Egypt without any qualms, provided that the military who wins the upper hand pledges to maintain the international status quo.

1/31/11 Mubarak's fate likely hinges on military's loyalties
The Egyptian military moved on multiple fronts Sunday to display its strength and consolidate support as factions within the government and on the street vied for control of this strategically vital nation at the heart of the Arab world.
Anti-government protester in Cairo's Tahrir Square hands Egyptian soldier a flower Sunday. Marchers continued to demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarek.
By Seattle Times news services Compiled from The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and McClatchy Newspapers
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2014086717_egypt31.htm... Originally published January 30, 2011 10:06 PM | Page modified January 31, 2011 9:45 AM
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian military moved on multiple fronts Sunday to display its strength and consolidate support as factions within the government and on the street vied for control of this strategically vital nation at the heart of the Arab world. With pro-democracy demonstrators demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak for a sixth day, the military sent conflicting signals about where its loyalties lie. Soldiers on the streets curried favor with demonstrators. F-16 fighter jets streaked through the sky, and in images on state-run television, the nation's military brass appeared alongside the embattled president.

a larger, carefully cultivated & propagated mis-'perception' is that U.S. isn't in charge of operation to save the essential proxy Egyptian state which, like U.S. and every state, depends on all levels of military, intelligence, propaganda and police power for survival
1/30/2011 Egyptian Police Redeploying
STRATFOR Global Intelligence http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/20110130-egyptian-police-redeploying
The demonstrators are still largely carrying with them the perception that the military is their gateway to a post-Mubarak Egypt and the CSF is representative of the regime they are trying to topple. It remains to be seen how much longer that perception of the military holds. A curfew in Cairo, Alexandria and Suez has been extended from 3 p.m. to 8 a.m. local time. In the hours ahead, it will become clearer whether the redeployment of the internal security forces will contribute to improving security and the government’s control or whether their presence will simply further stoke the flames.

"The principal beneficiary of America's foreign assistance programs has always been the United States."
US Agency for International Development (USAID)

"The IMF is ready to help in defining the kind of economic policy"The IMF is ready to help in defining the kind of economic policy that could be put in place," IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said. put in place," IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said.

The Torture Career of Egypt’s New Vice President: Omar Suleiman and the Rendition to Torture Program
By Stephen Soldz
Suleiman wasn’t just the go-to bureaucrat for when the Americans wanted to arrange a little torture. This “urbane and sophisticated man” apparently enjoyed a little rough stuff himself. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27384.htm

Torturers, Jailers, Spies Lead Egypt’s ‘New’ Government
Spencer Ackerman
January 31, 2011- Dissidents demanding the end of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s regime had better hope they don’t end up under arrest. The first members of Mubarak’s new cabinet — a face-lift so he can stay in power — are heavily involved in the apparatus of state repression, including a spymaster who worked with the U.S. to torture terrorist suspects. New prime minister Ahmed Shafik is a long-time deputy of Mubarak with a reputation for toughness. (Title of a 2005 profile: "With an Iron Fist.") The new interior minister was the top jailer. And the new vice president is the Middle East’s most powerful intelligence chief. That looks less like the kind of government demanded by the protesters and more like a government designed to crack down on them...http://www.uruknet.de/?p=74491

u.s. confirms pro-democracy support meetings include ElBaradei
Washington, D.C., United States (AHN) – The United States decided to come out in the open with support for the ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations in Egypt....An earlier tweet hinted at support: "The U.S. Embassy in Cairo has been especially busy with an active outreach to political and civil society reps"...
The Department of State spokesman's tweet message disclosed that the American diplomats in Cairo are in touch with Mohammed ElBaradei, de facto leader of the demonstrators. "As part of our public outreach for orderly transition in Egypt, Ambassador [Margaret] Scobey spoke today with Mohammed ElBaradei," said a tweet from P.J. Crowley.
Crowley had earlier confirmed that Washington had asked a top retired American diplomats to travel to Cairo to get an assessment of the ongoing Egyptian situation on the ground. Wisner’s diplomatic career spans four decades and eight American presidents as ambassador to Zambia, Egypt, the Philippines, and India during his extensive career in the State Department.Wisner also served as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs.
http://www.uruknet.de/?s1=1&p=74506&s2=02 http://gantdaily.com/2011/02/01/update-u-s-confirms-cairo-meetings-inclu...

Israel offers Egypt services to control popular uprising
31/01/2011 http://www.palestine-info.co.uk/en/default.aspx
CAIRO, (PIC)-- Informed Israeli sources said Israel offered Egyptian intelligence director Omar Suleiman its readiness to help Egypt and carry out operations to quell the people's revolution and demanded him to prevent the alleged arms smuggling into the Gaza Strip. Quds Press quoted the sources as affirming that Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday during a phone call with Suleiman, who was sworn in as vice president a couple of days ago, expressed his fears over the situation in Egypt and offered him intelligence and security services to end the protests. Netanyahu also discussed with Suleiman ways to secure the borders with Israel and urged him not to hesitate to ask for Israel's help if the Egyptian regime felt any danger threatening its existence.Meanwhile,The Sixth of April Movement in Egypt said it plans to have more than a million people on Cairo's streets...Tuesday to force out president Hosni Mubarak from power.

2/2/11 Mubarak Supporters Clash With Anti-Government Protesters in Cairo
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Pro-Mubarak-Demonstrators-Clash-with...
The clashes began after the army called on anti-government demonstrators to end their protests...Egypt's newly appointed vice president, Omar Suleimanurged all demonstrators to respect the curfew and go home, saying his dialogue with political forces depends on an end to street protests... Soldiers on tanks stood by and watched... a day after Mubarak announced he
would not run for re-election. the army had told anti-government demonstrators they had made their point and called on them to end their protests...

Violence escalates in Cairo square
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2011 http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/02/2011233432680984.ht...
Witnesses said the military allowed thousands of pro-Mubarak supporters, armed with sticks and knives, to enter the square on Wednesday. At least five people were killed and many wounded as Mubarak loyalists attack pro-democracy protesters in Tahrir Square on Thursday. Bursts of heavy gunfire aimed at anti-government demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square, left at least five people dead and several more wounded, according to reports from the Egyptian capital on Thursday.Sustained bursts of automatic weapons fire and powerful single shots began at around around 4am local time (2.00GMT) and was ongoing more than an hour. Pro-democracy protest organiser, Mustafa el-Naggar said the gunfire came from at least three locations in the distance... the Egyptian military entered the square with tank squads to try to keep some order, but did not intervene...Mohammed el-Belgaty, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, told Al Jazeera the "peaceful demonstrations in Tahrir Square have been turned into chaos". "The speech delivered by President Mubarak was very provocative as he used very sentimental words."... asking the people to choose between him or chaos." Ahead of Wednesday's clashes, supporters of the president staged a number of rallies around Cairo, saying Mubarak represented stability amid growing insecurity

...The West’s hypocrisy in the "War on Terror" also included Tunisia and the brutal regime of President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali ...Of all the [US] allies in torture, Egypt was the most prominent, the final bloody destination for those seized in America’s first forays into "extraordinary rendition" under President Clinton, and the place where, in the "War on Terror," an untold number of men were disappeared. Just a few of these stories are known, but they expose the true horrors of America’s relationship with Egypt.
One prominent victim is Mamdouh Habib, an Australian citizen, seized on a bus in Pakistan, who was rendered to Egypt before being sent to Guantánamo (released January 2005). Providing insight into why Hosni Mubarak’s decision [ed: U.S. decision] to appoint intelligence chief Omar Suleiman as vice president on Saturday is the worst possible move for Egyptians seeking total regime change, author and journalist Richard Neville reported:
Habib was interrogated by the country’s Intelligence Director, General Omar Suleiman … Suleiman took interest in anyone suspected of links with Al-Qaeda. As Habib had visited Afghanistan shortly before 9/11, he was under suspicion... repeatedly zapped with high-voltage electricity, immersed in water up to his nostrils, beaten, his fingers broken and hung from metal hooks …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....
by Andy Worthington, http://www.uruknet.de/?s1=1&p=74535&s2=03

threatening an Islamist takeover plays well for US/western 'reform'
Mubarak: 'If I Resign Today There Will Be Chaos

"...Political Islam is not targeted by the United States -- what is targeted is resistance under any label. In South America and South East Asia the resistance takes a leftist form (FARC, the Filipino and Nepalese Communist parties), so the U.S. attacks them. In the Arab region, the resistance takes an Islamist form, so the U.S. attacks them... The common factor is resistance to Washington's hegemony and agenda for control, not Islam..."
As'ad al-Azzouni, Jordanian Marxist activist and writer

U.S. ALLIANCE WITH MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
"The CIA funnel support to the Muslim Brotherhood..."
from Stephen Lendman, http://www.uruknet.de/?s1=1&p=74573&s2=04
...Western intelligence agencies, including CIA, have longstanding ties with MB (ed: the 'moderate' Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood), Britain since the 1940s. In his book "Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude," former CIA case officer/Middle East specialist Robert Baer, describing Washington's "dirty little secret," said since the 1950s:
"The CIA funnel support to the Muslim Brotherhood because of (its) commendable capacity to overthrow Nasser....The White House looked on the Brothers as a silent ally, a secret weapon against - what else? - communism. The covert action started in the 1950s with the Dulles brothers - Allen at the CIA and John Foster at the State Department. .. America was willing to support radical Islamists as long as "Allah agreed to fight on our side....If Allah (wanted) political assassination(s), that was fine too, as long as no one talked about it in polite company."..."In 1974, the Muslim Brotherhood formally issued a declaration commanding its members to support Sadat's pro-IMF infitah (economic opening). Such an action was true to form for political Islam. Throughout their history, Islamists have always been militantly pro-capitalist, opposing class-struggle politics on principle. Rarely did they rally support for the poor, the disenfranchised, or the downtrodden. In Egypt, especially, the Islamists did not make common cause with aggrieved workers or farmers who failed to benefit from Sadat's economic policies. Instead they opposed unions and leftists besides engaging in strikebreaking. They were supported by wealthy financial and business interests, often secretly, including the Saudis. They also created their own businesses and banks, including the Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt in 1976, a cornerstone of Islamic banks run by Saudi Prince Mohammed al-Faisal, son of King Faisal.Uthman Ahmed Uthman, a wealthy industrialist called "the Egyptian Rockefeller" actively bankrolled the MB in the 1970s. The "marriage between (its) ideology and the power of Islamic banking catapulted right-wing Islamism to worldwide power." For nearly 90 years, Washington, Britain and other Western governments supported Islamists strategically against nationalist or democratic movements. The 1920s relationship continues today.
Though Egypt's Constitution prohibits religious political parties, MB members won small numbers of legislative seats as independents, representing the largest opposition block. On February 1, Haaretz News Agencies headlined, "Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood eyes unity gov't without Mubarak," saying: It's "in talks with other anti-government figures to form a national unity party government," including Mohammed ElBaradei. On June 4, 2009, Haaretz writers Zvi Bar'el and Avi Issaccharoff headlined, "Obama met Muslim Brotherhood members in US," saying: Egypt's daily newspaper Almasry Alyoum said he [Obama] met US and European-based members. "According to the report," they requested no publicity, "express(ing) support for democracy and the war on terror." They also backed "all agreements Egypt has signed with foreign countries."
Referring to Obama's upcoming Cairo speech at the time, Haaretz said "a highly unusual audience" would be present, including "Israel's ambassador to Egypt, Shalom Cohen....seated not far from Iran's representative and the 11 members of the Egyptian Parliament who belong to the Muslim Brotherhood." In fact, "(T)he White House constructed the guest list together with the director-general of Mubarak's office, and (he) personally authorized the result."

U.S. reexamining relationship with Muslim Brotherhood opposition group
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/02/AR201102...
Monday, in what analysts said was a clear reference to the Brotherhood, the White House said a new government in Egypt should "include a whole host of important non-secular actors."...a change from previous days, when Secretary of State Clinton and other officials expressed concern the uprising in Egypt could shift power to an Islamist government like the one in Iran...
Officially, the U.S. government has shunned the Muslim Brotherhood because of doubts about its stated commitment to non-violence and democratic principles. For years, however, U.S. officials have engaged in back-channel talks with Egyptian members of the movement in recognition of its substantial popular support.The unofficial contacts have taken place sporadically since the 1990s but became more frequent after members of the Brotherhood were elected to the Egyptian Parliament in 2005. Afterward, U.S. diplomats and lawmakers held several meetings with Brotherhood leaders, including at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. U.S. officials justified the meetings by saying they were merely speaking with duly-elected members of the Egyptian legislature."I think having contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood was not a bad idea," said Robert Malley, an official in the Bill Clinton administration who directs the Middle East and North Africa program for the International Crisis Group. "They are an important constituency in Egypt. They're very likely to play a role in any future arrangements there." "If we are truly going to engage with the 99 percent of Muslims who do not support terrorism or violence, then we've got to engage indigenous groups, including Islamic political parties," said Emile Nakhleh, a former CIA official who directed the agency's political Islam analysis program.Although the Brotherhood is Egypt's best organized opposition group, with an active charitable arm that dispenses social services nationwide, Nakhleh said it would not necessarily win a majority of votes in an open election. "They would be a hefty minority," he said, predicting that it would receive support from about 25 to 30 percent of the Egyptian population....
J. Scott Carpenter, a State Department official in the George W. Bush administration, said the White House overture could backfire by alienating leaders in the Egyptian military, who could remain in control of the country even if Mubarak is forced out. "It was completely unnecessary and counterproductive," he said of the White House statement. "It sends the wrong message to the military."

Obama and Egypt: Some History
by Paul Street
http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/02/obama-and-egypt-some-history/#more-288...
...Insofar as Obama now appears to side with the people in the streets in Cairo and Alexandria, the primary administration motive is clearly imperial-strategic. It arises from the fear that the American - Obama brand will be irrevocably poisoned in Egypt and the Middle East if the U.S. appears to have stayed to the end with a doomed dictator. American foreign policy has never supported democracy overseas for other than contingent and highly qualified reasons. Beneath its claim to represent and advance universal democratic values, Washington has sponsored, protected, and equipped authoritarian and dictatorial regimes favorable to the U.S...When those regimes collapse under the weight of popular rebellion the U.S. never wanted to see, Washington does the best it can to identify itself with and control the opposition

Egypt's Blood is on Obama's Hands
By Mike Whitney, http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27408.htm
... Imad Ad-Din Ad-Dib, chief spokesman for the Mubarak regime, said today on Al-Arabiyah TV that the Egyptian Army was preparing a statement that would ban all future demonstrations. That means Obama has given Mubarak the green light to crush the revolt while he works on his public relations strategy. We should expect that every act of brutality against unarmed Egyptian civilians will now be accompanied by a stern rebuke from Obama invoking his unwavering commitment to "universal values and human rights." ...

US HijackS Egypt's Revolution
By Malik Sekou Osei
http://blackstarnews.com/news/135/ARTICLE/7099/2011-02-03.html
The poor people of Egypt and the insurgent masses must not permit themselves the slightest illusion: the plans and tactics of the Obama administration that flow from two strategic aims: defending the Egyptian capitalist neo-colonialist state and maintaining Egypt as the key player of American imperialist foreign policy in the Mediterranean, North Africa and throughout the Middle East....The US is heavily invested—politically, economically and military—in the Mubarak regime...the United States fears too hasty scraping of Mubarak will demoralize and emasculate the confidence of other dictators in the dependability and trustworthiness of Washington support. However, in the final analysis, Mubarak’s fate is of a secondary matter. Of exceptionally greater concern to Washington is the survival of the Egyptian military and security services upon which capitalist rule depends...any replacement endorsed and certified by Washington will be a puppet providing a pseudo-democratic illusion for a military regime....
Jon B. Alterman of the Center for Strategic and international Studies [US think tank] in Washington: "As in Tunisia, the protests appear to represent a largely leaderless movement with no clear agenda and no way to seize power." It's this political vacuum the US and its clients want to exploit. The development of revolutionary forces requires a clear political strategy, based on an understanding of the historical background, the international context and the class dynamics of the revolution....http://www.uruknet.de/?s1=1&p=74579&s2=04

SOME OF THE BEST INFO ON SOFT POWER/STRATEGIC NON-VIOLENCE
Why They Hate Our Kind Hearts, Too
By Joan Roelofs, http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/27a/204.html

Washington's New World Order "Democratization" Template: Strategic Non-Violence Strategy
By Jonathan Mowat, Online Journal Contributing Writer, Mar 19, 2005, http://www.onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/printer_308.shtml