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[13 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 13,321 views]
Egypt Today, Thailand Tomorrow

Bowring Treaty Redux
By Tony Cartalucci.
Egypt is still reeling in the midst of a foreign-backed color revolution. The protests led by International Crisis Group trustee Mohamed ElBaradei and his “National Front for Change,” have been assembling their forces and building up an opposition for over a year. ElBaradei’s April 6 Movement had actually been in the US in 2008 to attend the US State Department and corporate sponsored Alliance for Youth Movements inaugural summit, before beginning their campaign and protests for ElBaradei. There are also the independent labor unions, organized and …

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[12 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 13,688 views]
ElBaradei: Soros’s Man in Cairo

By Maidhc Ó Cathail.
In a February 3 Washington Post op-ed piece titled “Why Obama has to get Egypt right,” George Soros wrote that the U.S. president had “much to gain by moving out in front and siding with the public demand for dignity and democracy.” Notwithstanding the reasonableness of his advice, past experience suggests that the Hungarian-born hedge fund manager has something to gain himself from regime change in Cairo.
In his public memo to the president he helped elect, Soros noted that it was a “hopeful sign” that the Muslim …

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[12 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | 7,154 views]
#Jan25 The workers, middle class, military junta and the permanent revolution

3Arabawy – February 12th, 2011 at 2:14pm
Since yesterday, and actually earlier, middle class activists have been urging Egyptians to suspend the protests and return to work, in the name of patriotism, singing some of the most ridiculous lullabies about “let’s build new Egypt,” “Let’s work harder than even before,” etc… In case you didn’t know, actually Egyptians are among the hardest working people in the globe already..

(See also: Who is Wael Ghonim?)
Those activists want us to trust Mubarak’s generals with the transition to democracy–the same junta that has provided the …

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[12 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | 12,258 views]
Who is Wael Ghonim?

By the Editor.
It’s truly inspiring to see what the Egyptians have achieved.  The hard part starts now though.  Mubarak may be gone, but those who supported him for so long will be seeking to co-opt this revolution to maintain the status quo.  There are already signs of this happening, I hope that the Egyptians can keep their eyes peeled – they will need to watch the American hand like a hawk if they want to achieve true freedom.
You might have heard of a guy called Wael Ghonim, a 30 year …

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[3 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 5,665 views]
All is not what it seems in Egypt

By Tony Cartalucci.
Go to the George Soros/Zbigniew Brzezinski International Crisis Group’s website and you will see that the Egyptian clashes have hit surprisingly close to home for them. That’s because none other than their own Mohamed ElBaradei, sitting on their board of trustees, is the self-proclaimed leader of the unrest unfolding across the streets of Cairo. The International Crisis Group’s recent condemnation of ElBaradei’s detention and admission of his membership amongst “the Group” is accompanied by calls for the government to stop using violence against the protesters.
It was nearly a …

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[31 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 27,985 views]
Former Managing Director of Goldman Sachs: Egyptians, Greeks, Tunisians and British Are All Protesting Against Pillaging of Their Economies

Washington’s Blog, Sunday 30 January 2011.
Nomi Prins – former managing director of Goldman Sachs and head of the international analytics group at Bear Stearns in London – notes that the Egyptian people are rebelling against being pillaged by giant, international banks and their own government as much as anything else.
She also points out that the Greek, British, Tunisian and other protesters are all in the same boat:

The ongoing demonstrations in Egypt are as much, if not more, about the mass deterioration of economic conditions and the harsh result of years …