Egyptians get a hard lesson in western-style ‘democracy’
June 5, 2012
Last year, Egypt’s collective hopes were high as the Arab Spring was threatening to spread democracy and freedom through the Middle East and North Africa. In reality, the movement has sadly fallen well short of its lofty promises and hopes, bringing instead a re-consolidation of corruption and dictatory rule in Egypt.
A few days ago, Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life by the high court, having been found guilty of ordering the murder of hundreds of protesters in Tahir Square last year, in a judgement that was clearly designed by Egypt’s ruling military dictator class as a pressure-release valve aimed at a a public still fuming at the wanton police state violence which has already claimed hundreds of lives and caused thousands of serious physical injuries.
None of the military command were found guilty during the recent show trial in Egypt. In addition, many more Egyptians were killed and seriously beaten after Mubarak left power, and not a word by the courts as to who will be held accountable for these casualties. After they had swept into power during the Mubarak’s void, it should be easy to deduce that it’s the military class- and not the Mubarak-like puppets in Egypt, who hold the levers of political, financial and social control in Egypt.
Looking beyond the media curtain, one can see that both the trail of Mubarak and the so-called democratic elections we are now seeing are nothing more than another cynical dog and pony show, carefully stage-managed from Washington and Obama adviser Samantha Powers and her Office of Multilateral Affairs, with Hillary Clinton providing the required media soundbites.
Egyptian Military Command SCAF and its key leader, General Mohamed Hussein Tantawi were briefed and directed by Powers and Michael McFaul from the early days of the Arab Spring and played a pivotal role in allowing NATO-sanctioned arms to flow freely over Egypt’s western border with Libya during the west’s destruction of the Libyan infrastructure and regime change operation in 2011. In order for NATO-backed al-Qaida rebel forces in Libya to win, the Egyptian military junta had to smuggle arms into eastern Libya to help overthrow the regime of the late Col. The Wall Street Journal report confirmed this on March 17, 2011:
“Egypt’s military has begun shipping arms over the border to Libyan rebels with Washington’s knowledge, U.S. and Libyan rebel officials said…”
SCAF leader Tanwai would also have been instructed where, when and how Egyptian elections were to take place, not least because of Washington’s annual gift of over $2 billion in military aid, a gift they receive under the condition of loyalty to US policy objective in the region.
Washington’s desire for countries like Egypt, is to export the most corrupt and ineffectual democracy on the planet – American Democracy, a complete banker and military industry-controlled system, with a total and adolescent-like media focus on ‘the party leader’, or President, while genuine movements are constantly marginalized.
Like in the US, Saul Alinsky methods are put into action in order to divide society into subdivisions, in a divide and rule system where injustice is used as an instrument of control. The recent Mubarak verdict was a perfect example of a Alinsky-manipulated event, where the real military and security service criminals were intentionally acquitted, and the puppet was hung high – a result which will leave a bad taste in their mouths for years to come. Meanwhile, opposing political sides will promise to restore the scales of justice with a proper verdict.
The illusion of “free and fair elections” in Egypt have been touted by the western corporate media, but the media – and Washington, fail to mention that these so-called free elections have been done under Military Rule in Egypt. In the wake of Mubarak’s demise, the Egyptian military establishment has sought- from day one, to control the electoral process and has brokered the two remaining media front-runners for leadership, Ahmed Shafiq and Mohammed Morsi.
Former Mubarak associate Shafiq represents the secularist old guard, while Morsi represents the Islamist movement, running under the umbrella of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The harshest lesson which Egyptians will learn through their so-called Arab Spring is that their political system will arrive at the very same cycle of privilege which governs both North America and Europe, a system whereby the connected ruling elite and other political leaders who have been embedded in leadership by the military and security services will be the ones in positions of power and influence, making much needed progress in society all but unattainable by western democratic means. Egyptian leaders will once again preside over one of the largest gaps in wealth and opportunity on the planet and one of the most corrupt political systems in that hemisphere.
Even the Muslim Bortherhood Party and its candidate Dr Morsi are gradually moving into the globalist fold, having all but agreed – in advance of the electoral outcome, the IMF’s debt schedule for Egypt in 2012 and beyond. This is further proof that prospective leaders in Egypt, no matter who it is, are so desperate for a seat at the table that they will willingly sell their country’s economic prosperity down the Nile in return for political power.
Rather than deploying the old Ajax method of over-throwing foreign governments and parachuting-in its puppets, Washington has come to rely on a much more complex array of ‘human rights’ and ‘pro-democracy’ foundation-funded and US State Department-funded organizations around the globe like the Carnegie Endowment, Ford Foundation, National Endowment for Democracy, and most notably in Tunisia and Egypt - CANVAS and its Soros sponsors the Open Society Institute and Freedom House. But keeping its influence peddling and regime change activities hidden from the public view has become increasingly difficult in the age of digital awareness.
Hoping to gain an upper hand in negotiations, the Egyptian military establishment itself made a mid-board move in its chess match against Washington DC and Langley - expelling, arresting and detaining hundreds of US-linked NGO and foundation workers in Egypt. Obama’s response to the Egypt NGO incident sent a clear message: provided American operatives overseas are not harmed, Washington cares little at all about human rights – and even less about its Arab NGO operatives – all of whom were hung out to dry in Cairo.
It appears now, that working for US-funded ‘democracy and human rights’ programs in places like Egypt will not guarantee you any protection – should your organization come under fire for US-sponsored spying activities.
The Obama administration quickly reconsidered its previously stern position with Egypt over the NGO raids, going ahead with full military aid to Egypt.
In other words, business as usual in the Middle East, and in Washington DC.
Another ‘Dog and Pony’ democracy in Egypt, just like ours in Washington.