Military reneges on Wall Street mandates, gets second wave of protests aimed at them.
by Tony Cartalucci
November 21, 2011 – After playing a role Wall Street and London meddlers had hoped would translate into the Egyptian military holding the bag while corporate-fascists like those escorted through Cairo by John McCain in June 2011 filled it with Egypt’s wealth, it seems as if the Egyptian military, through the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has gotten cold feet. Perhaps through pangs of nationalism or at least a realistic appraisal of their own future, trading places with the now fully betrayed Hosni Mubarak or Muammar Qaddafi versus their best self-interests, the military, despite grandiose promises to usher in Wall Street and London’s “democratic reforms,” including the implementation of a constitution literally written by George Soros-funded think tanks, have laid these measures thoroughly, and entirely to the wayside.
With predictable exactitude, the very same protesters, led by the very same US-created April 6 youth movement and Muslim Brotherhood, have once again poured into the streets to either get the military back on the right, Wall Street/London approved track, or as Council on Foreign Relations “fellow” Steve Cook hopes, oust the military from power all together. Al Arabiya News has recently reported that the April 6 youth movement, “would stay in Tahrir Square and continue sit-ins in other cities until its demands were met, including a call for a presidential vote no later than April.” The Muslim Brotherhood has also taken a vocal lead in the protests – a move that should not surprise anyone aware of the US-backed nature of the Arab Spring, consuming nations from Tunisia to Syria and everywhere in between.
Waiting in the wings for this eventual collapse and the expedited presidential elections April 6 is “fighting for,” is US-backed Mohammed ElBaradei, another “Nobel Peace Prize” carrying imposter, along side President Barack Obama, and Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, bent in perpetual servitude to the corporate-fascist agenda of Wall Street and London. ElBaradei has faced severe PR challenges as Egyptians and indeed people around the world learned of his deep ties to Washington despite his attempt at portraying himself as “at odds” with the West. At one point, ElBaradei, after leading the US-engineered “Arab Spring” through his native home of Egypt, had rocks hurdled at him months later, with angry mobs calling him “an American agent.”
Predictably the West came to his rescue using the now fully exhausted ploy of planting “Wikileaks” documents “revealing” just how contemptible the West saw ElBaradei in an attempt to rehabilitate his image as “anti-West” and therefore “pro-Arab” and thus more likely to be able to foist the US agenda upon Egyptians. More recently, and perhaps the most ludicrous attempt yet to paint ElBaradei as anything but an agent of the West, was when Israel accused him of being an “Iranian agent” instead. Of course, ElBaradei literally sits on the board of trustees of the same US corporate-funded think-tank, the International Crisis Group, as several of Israel’s most prominent political and financial figures including the Israeli President himself, Shimon Peres.
That April 6 was waiting at the airport in Cairo (and subsequently arrested) in 2010 for ElBaradei’s return to Egypt, after the youth movement had received training via the US State Department in New York a full two years earlier, is highly significant. April 6, along with Google’s Wael Ghonim would spend 2010 building up ElBaradei’s “National Front for Change” for the coming January 25, 2011 Egyptian revolution. As this premeditated, US-engineered unrest unfolded, many of the media organizations complicit in the US State Department’s planning of the “Arab Spring” feinted surprise and confusion claiming that these events were entirely spontaneous, triggered by neighboring unrest in Tunisia (which was also premeditated by the West years in advance) and entirely indigenous in nature.
That April 6 is now back in Tahrir Square, with their man ElBaradei still lurking in Egypt’s political underbrush bidding his time, and as violence starts all over again, it appears something has gone awry with the West’s heavy investments in the Egyptian military. The US is still in fact funding the Egyptian military, perhaps in a bid to bring out officers more willing to take short-term Western incentives at the cost of inevitable long-term consequences. It is also likely this continued funding plays as the carrot to the US State Department-funded street mobs’ stick to get the military to move forward and accept Wall Street/London mandates regarding Egypt.
Such a dichotomy of incentives and consequences are a reoccurring theme in US foreign policy and have been written about extensively by US policy makers, in particular toward Iran, where economic aid of every kind imaginable is counterbalanced with the threat of everything from fomenting street mobs against the Iranian government, to funding outright terrorism, to even unilateral first strikes against the Islamic Republic. The definitive “handbook” of overthrowing an entrenched targeted regime, Brookings’ “Which Path to Persia?” gives invaluable insight into the mechanics at work now in Egypt.
And finally, as people fret over which side to take, it should be noted that no real revolution of any kind will take place until people both understand the balance of power currently held in the world today and how to change it pragmatically rather than politically. Whether Egypt retains its sovereignty against the Wall Street-funded forces wreaking havoc throughout Cairo’s streets or not, Wall Street itself will remain intact until we see them, not Egyptian generals or street hooligans and dupes as the true enemy, and the systematic boycotting and replacing of their degenerate, global domineering system implemented in full as the solution.