Crunch time for Egypt
As Egyptians from all walks of life ponder their prospects for a future free from tyranny, they certainly must be concerned of a possible hijacking of their revolution or a co-opting into the murky world of the world's ruling elite.
Egyptians were never independent in the true sense of the word since they gained ‘independence’ from Britain. Egypt’s slave role continued with those insufferable tyrants who sold their people’s sovereignty and integrity to the West for the moolah that came their way. The ‘servant governors’ were only too happy to be governed by the West as long as they could project themselves as ‘leaders’ to the outside world. They didn’t care a tuppence for the contempt their own people had for them.
So in a sense, true independence came to Egypt only with the humiliating exit of Hosni Mubarak. For the first time in centuries Egypt is truly free. When the world watched the awesome images of the gallant Egyptian youth a belief that a new era had dawned for the ancient nation began to settle in the minds of the entire world. Egypt was, for once since colonisation, had the opportunity to be on the right side of history. But wait a moment, will the West allow Egyptians to determine their own fate according to the rules of their faith and conscience?
Already there are rumours there is something hanky-panky going on. For starters, we thought the Egyptian interim council might open the Rafah border that was closed at the behest of Israel-US-EU cartel. But that didn’t happen. What ‘happened’ was a commitment came from the military that they will abide by the ‘peace agreement’ with Israel, which goes to show where the West’s primary concerns lie.
Mohammed Al-BaradeiThen there was talk the US was facilitating Mohammed Al-Baradei to become President of Egypt. Being an international figure he would have been a decent candidate for the post, but then talk of him being in touch with US leaders started doing the rounds. He had supposedly met with Zbigniew Brezeinski, the unrelenting Zionist, who is also being credited with the co-authorship of the Plan for the New American Century (PNAC).
He is on record bragging it was he who was the architect of the Afghan war, in which America vowed to fight the Russians to the last Afghan. Now they are getting a taste of their own medicine. Brezeinski, according to Prof. Francis Arthur Boyle, was trained at Harvard University along with Henry Kissinger, Samuel Huntington and scores of other Machiavellian realpolitiquers to manage the US global empire.
It is alleged Baradei had met with George Soros as well. With ‘friends’ like these you can only make enemies at home. So, not surprisingly, Baradei came in for some rough treatment from his fellow Egyptians during the constitutional referendum. The flip side of this episode is that the Egyptians have their eyes on the ball - to use a sporting parlance.
This brings us to the role of the Muslim brotherhood. For years they had been demonised and all the hate propaganda against them had stigmatised the group to a point where it became politically incorrect to put in a nice word about them. Even their enormous social service network was described as ‘terrorism’. They were called ‘Islamists’. New epithets were coined to disparage them at every turn. Even Muslims unwittingly began to use these propagandist words to describe their co-religionists without realisng the trap the West’s media had put them in. The purpose was to demonise any group or individual the West saw as a nuisance to their hegemony. The word ‘Islamist’ typically refers to a person who feels Islam could help alleviate the many hardships and injustices people endure on a daily basis.
They also believe, as all Muslims do whether ‘Islamist’ or not, there should be an equitable distribution of wealth (‘Banksters’ go into a blue funk at the very mention of such a concept). But the West’s media has so drummed the word into the heads of an already mind numbed zombie like viewers and readers that when they hear the very word they begin to fear the faith.
The word ‘Islamist’ is so sensationalised that it conjures up images of terror and havoc. The word ‘socialist’ has just about the same reaction.
Despite all this nonconstructive ‘crapaganda’, the brotherhood remains popular among Egyptians in all sections and it’s believed they will have about forty percent of the share in parliament come voting time.
The brotherhood must go way out of its way to re-assure the Christian community that they consider them as an organic component of Egyptian society. Egyptians’ hearts leapt with joy when Christian and Muslims joined hands to rid themselves of the scoundrel Hosni Mubarak. Unfortunately there was an outbreak of violence between Muslims and Christians and a church was burnt and Copts came out in protest. But much to the surprise of those in the West and elsewhere, Muslims joined in these protests in support of their Christian brethren. Egypt’s history is as rich as it can get and it’s one of the oldest if not the oldest civilisation in the world. ‘Homer, Lycurgas, Solon Pythagoras and Plato all went to Egypt to study the sciences, religion and laws’ says Edward Said in his book ‘Culture and Imperialism’. Later, European revisionists purged Greek civilisation of its African and Semitic origins and repackaged it as an exclusive Aryan achievement.
History and hopeEgypt had been the leader of Arab Culture and learning. Al Azhar, the oldest university in the world, is found in Egypt and as Egyptians make efforts to regain their lost heritage and prestige, they must be conscious of the possibilities of a hijacking of their revolution from outside sources. America, as Noam Chomsky says, can tolerate dictators and kings as long as they are subservient to the empire.
What they will not tolerate is independence - the likes of which the Egyptians want for themselves. A case in point is Iran and its contrast is Bahrain where the ‘servant king’ can do anything to his people and still be considered a ‘moderate Muslim leader’ as long as he bows down to the empire. The Egyptians’ Arab sisters and brothers look up to them with hopes and aspirations for their freedom for which they are now swarming the streets of Yemen, Bahrain, Jordan and Libya. True, the army took the side of the people in Egypt, but the very same army can turn against them if they (the army) begin to get power hungry. The Egyptian army, after all, is very close to the US Empire’s military establishment and their recent action against protestors sends a frightening signal to the revolutionaries. Could the army launch Egyptians must ingrain in their minds the famous saying of the notorious Lord Cromer. The ‘governors’ are lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce on Egypt at the drop of a hat.
Daily News - 16 April, 2011