For how long is this HUBRIS sustainable by the Flailing Empire.....???
While Billary is flailing about in vein.....
The prairie fire of mass protests in Tunisia continues to burn and shows signs of spreading to Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Yemen.... In Tunisia, protesters want the entire old leadership to be removed, arrested and prosecuted lock, stock and barrel and their illegally-acquired wealth parked in secret bank accounts abroad to be brought back. Saudi Arabia, which has been giving shelter to the discredited despots of the Arab world, has not yet been affected, but it cannot remain unaffected for long. Egypt saw massive protests on January 25 in response to tweeted calls from nowhere and everywhere for observing a day of revolt. Tweets are now calling for a "Day of Anger" as a follow-up on January 28. Libya, Algeria, Jordan and Yemen are seeing the beginnings of a protest movement. Whether the prairie fire continues to spread or subsides would depend on what happens in the coming days in Tunisia, Yemen and Egypt....Syria will not be far behind....
2. The developing situation is very confusing. In Tunisia, the Army initially fraternized with the protesters and reportedly refused to act against them. Latest reports say it is concerned over the continuing protests over one issue or the other and might be tempted to intervene and take over power to restore law and order. In Egypt, the Army is still carrying out the orders of President Hosni CIA Mubarak, but for how long....
3. New faces and new voices are emerging across the Arab world to take over the leadership of the protesters. Political and economic causes are behind the protests----despotism, dictatorship, subservience to the ZIOCON Western World, Israeli/US wars in Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan, suppression of the rights of the people, excesses and utter brutality of the security/intelligence forces in dealing with people's movements, unemployment, inflation, corruption, opulence of the leaders etc.
4.One does not know in which direction ---- towards democratization and religious liberalization of the Arab world or towards more Wahhabism and Salafism?---- these new faces and new voices will take their countries forward. Will it mark the beginning of the end of political Islam or will it see a new phase of it? The protesters are not inspired by Al- CIAda or other jihadi organizations, but some traditional Islamic organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt are taking advantage of the bandwagon effect...
5. The West---particularly the USA--- which hailed the East European revolt of the late 1980s and the early 1990s, is concerned because in many places the protesters are targeting Western puppets/surrogates in the leaderships of these countries. The East Europe revolt was beneficial to the West. The Arab revolt, if it succeeds, may not be so.
6. Its political and economic fall-out is unpredictable. What effect on availability of energy to keep the economies of the world going? What effect on the INFLAMED and stupid Western/Zionist ideological campaign against Islam ? What effect on the FAKE and so-called war against terrorism? What impact in Af-Pak region, Iraq and way beyond? US officials are travelling across the countries on fire "advising" the leaders and the security forces to observe restraint in dealing with the protesters.....????
7. The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, which is holding its annual meeting since January 26, has been fiddling while the Arab world is burning. It has created a last-minute panel to discuss Tunisia. Nothing more. Do the protests call for a re-visit of the economic model propagated in the past by the WEF? Many of the business tycoons----particularly from Europe and USA, Canada, Australia---- who have assembled in Davos are the very same people responsible for the economic plight of the Arab protesters. Yet, the sound of silence from Davos is deafening. An obliging Swiss Government has seen to it that there are no inconvenient protests against the WEF in the streets of Davos and Zurich.
8. The protest waves in East Europe had a copy-cat effect ...The protest waves in the Arab world too could have a copy-cat effect....but Where...USA and others next?
Except for the Palestinian side...., Why???
That's what the Free loving people are asking, not just in the Arab World, but the World over since 1920....
Meanwhile, the power behind the power in USA and its utterly corrupt politicians continue doing what they do best; Corruption beyond redemption and Greed:
BOMBSHELL REPORT: Goldman Sachs Got Billions From Taxpayers Thru AIG For Its OWN Account, Crisis Panel Finds; Contradicting SWORN Testimony From Execs
"If these allegations are correct, it appears to have been a direct transfer of wealth from the Treasury to Goldman's shareholders," said Joshua Rosner, a bond analyst and managing director at independent research consultancy Graham Fisher & Co., after he was read the relevant section of the report. "The AIG/CIA counterparty bailout, which was spun as necessary to protect the public, seems to have protected the institution at the expense of the public."
AIG is a CIA Front from inception.....
Message by an Iranian to the Egyptian people:
Brave Egyptians should not settle for anything less than a secular democracy with free and transparent elections where all Egyptians can participate. History has shown that the West is more interested in "false" stability rather than true long-term and lasting democracy and human rights in the Middle East....
Egypt is a few steps short of a disaster. The corrupt, incompetent regime will not survive.
Most likely outcome--- the Generals take charge, announce a reform government, start the process of responding to the injustice and despair of the common citizen. Then the situation staggers along for some period.
Worst outcome the Generals stand with the same gang that has looted the nation--- probably minus Mubarak. Then there is a possible civil war with the soldiers in many cases siding with the people not their officers. The only organized opposition is the Muslim Brotherhood which could then possibly gain power.
Our central US foreign policy concern is the stability of the Peace Treaty with Israel. At the end of the day if required--- we would go to war to prevent the annihilation of the Israelis. This would be a terrible outcome for the entire region.
And--- oh by the way---there is the matter of the Suez Canal and the flow of oil to a Europe with an increasingly ant-Israeli political stance.
We have few good options. The President and Secretary Clinton are carefully walking the line.
This one is important. Egypt is central to peace in the region. Their people have been ill-used by the Mubarak Regime. Watch the enlisted soldiers of the Egyptian Army. If they go with the people--- there will be incredible bloodshed.
General Barry McCaffrey, US (Ret.)