Egypt's pain: Paralysis vs. people power in the land of the Pyramids
The US was a new colonial power, moving in on an oil-rich region run before World War Two by the British. It was "a new game” Copeland explained. “The fact that we were entering upon a Cold War with the Soviets was concealed in every possible way.” The object of bankrolling corruption in Egypt and other once-independent Arab states was to monopolize the Middle Eastern oil market.
Copeland and the CIA knew also that control of Egypt, and the Suez Canal that the British had carved through, would be the key to allowing their friends now running the heavily subsidized young state of Israel to prosper and to control the outcome of the almost inevitable hostilities that would break out between Egypt and expansionist Israel.
In 1967, war did break out and recently Britain’s former shadow Foreign Secretary and Jewish MP Gerald Kaufman speaking about what he called "Israel’s last decisive military victory," said that the problem for Israel, and for the Palestinians he says was that that “Israel occupied the Palestinian territories in the Six Day War, but have never known what to do about it.” They could always make an effort to get along, to diffuse the racism. It's worked in Northern Ireland.
Meanwhile, nervous of military insecurity, those in the pay of the US began to surround Egyptian Presidents Gamal Abdel Nasser and Muhammad Anwar Sadat. Egypt's leaders began to lose faith in their people and hence their Arab identity becoming, ironically just like Israel, entirely hooked on US military aid.
Frank Wisner Jr. sets the Arab 'spring trap'
Egypt’s brief democracy between the summers of 2012 and 2013 was one of the most hopeful signs since the inter-war years that the people of this great Arab nation might be allowed to decide their own fate. But the appointment of Egypt's first democratically elected president was a slow and painful process.
After decades of suppression, Egypt's democracy movement gained momentum in December 2010 and, ignoring trigger-happy soldiers, the people gathered en masse in Tahrir Square. There are even indications that London's mass student protests on 30th November the previous month may have helped give freedom-loving Egyptians the courage to risk their lives on the streets to topple Egypt's US “franchise” leaders.
The US realized President Hosni Mubarak's military and business elite's rule they had funded since 1981 was under threat, so the State Department and the CIA dispatched key tactician, US National Security Council special envoy, and disgraced former Enron executive, Frank Wisner Jr. to whisper secret advice to Mubarak's beleaguered government.
Wisner’s father, Frank Wisner Sr., had been a close friend of CIA chief Allen Dulles who, along with banker and politician John McCloy, enabled Nazi war criminals to escape justice in 1945 by smuggling them into the United States and arranging new identities for them.
Largely peaceful mass public demonstrations were growing in December 2010 when an unexplained bomb attack at the Coptic Christian Cathedral in Alexandria killed 24 worshippers as they were leaving the New Year's Eve church service. This evil attack on gentle people of faith smacked to too many of a provocation.
Was the bomb really planted by Islamist extremists as the authorities claimed? It looked to many like a deliberate attempt to spark retribution, infighting, and sectarian violence between Muslims and Christians to stop them uniting against the Mubarak regime.
Several weeks later, in 2011 two courageous agents from Egypt’s Interior Ministry went to the British Embassy in Cairo and told staff there that they had been sent by the Interior Minister to plant the bomb. It was exposed as a cowardly and callous “divide and rule” operation carried out by Minister Al Adli's “emergency staff” of 22 which included private security officers and drug dealers to be used if his position was threatened.
With US envoy Wisner now pulling the strings Mubarak was persuaded to resign in February 2011 and the Egyptian army, always the strongest presence behind the scenes, openly took power. Mubarak’s Interior Minister Habib al-Adli – who, as some media reports claimed was behind the decision to murder those Coptic Christians - has like the president himself been “in limbo.” With Egypt's highly politicized courts being unable to decide whether or not these “old regime” officials, so helpful as they were to the colonial power, should stay in jail.
Corrupt courts, 'secret weapon' of all tyrants
It's not only in Egypt that the West's ruling elite abuse the peace to work hard in secret to secure themselves and their minions god-like immunity from the law. Puppet judges “free them up” to conduct the most horrendous criminal programs of domestic terror attacks and political assassination. The signature of tyranny always has been gaining immunity from prosecution so they, the ruling elite, can simply annihilate any opposition movement as it emerges.
Despite accusations and counter accusations by the Muslim Brotherhood and the Mubarak faction throughout the months of the Tahrir Square protests from Christmas 2010 to the summer of 2012, that each side was a just a puppet of the United States, common sense prevailed. Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood won a narrow victory in what was declared by observers to be Egypt’s first ever free and fair election.
There were some though who were determined never to allow Egypt to set this example of freedom and justice to the Arab world. Those in Jordan, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia might get a similar taste for the freedoms and moderate expression of Islamic law that Morsi was bringing.
Mohammed Morsi takes on the old Gods
Some say a pre-Christian global priesthood secretly held sway right across the ancient world, using the threat of human sacrifice and keeping the population ignorant from the great temples of China and Indonesia to the Aztec and Mayan pyramids of South America. The “All Seeing Eye” at the pyramid's apex represents a distinct leadership cult where a tiny number of powerful people use politics and religion, kings and archbishops, to bend all of society to their will. Archeologists have been amazed to find strikingly similar systems of astrology too, linking a cult-like mystery religion priesthood whose power came from their supposed “exclusive access” to the old gods.
The eye of Horus symbolizes fear. "We see everything, there's nothing that we don't know,” implying that you'd be a fool to lift a finger against this “all seeing” elite. This, at least is the aspiration of tyrants, and through the revelations of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden it's clear the West's power elite have adopted this, using our taxes to fund their Orwellian goal of “total information awareness.”
Together, the courage of faith, and the unchanging moral codes of the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, set in stone tablets, represent the greatest threat to the elite order of the old Gods. For their tyranny to succeed one crucial element of elite institutions must be under their control. The criminal justice system. Whether public prosecutors or the Supreme Court, they need their secret society agents in key judicial positions to guarantee them the god-like immunity from the law that they crave.
And it was precisely in dealing with corruption in Egypt’s courts that Mohammed Morsi came unstuck. In the summer of 2013 Morsi began to bring Egypt’s judicial appointments under democratic control for the first time in Egyptian history.
On Wednesday 3rd July army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had President Morsi arrested, Egypt's brief window of democracy was slammed shut. As Egypt's “Wisner plan” kicked in, the US backed coup plotters quickly criminalized Egypt's majority ruling Muslim Brotherhood. The cruelest day in thousands of years of Egyptian history used the aspiration for freedom of the nation's first ever democratic election the previous summer, to criminalize every Egyptian man and woman who had lent their personal courage to that fight.
By way of reward, on the week al-Sisi was sworn in as president in June 2014, the US released over half a billion dollars in military aid to the junta. To this day thousands of Egypt’s most intelligent, brilliant and most courageous citizens languish in jail as political prisoners, under threat of a death sentence. What a perverse end to such glorious rays of hope the Arab Spring afforded; that the US State Department and their franchisees should use Tahrir square’s cries of freedom to identify Egypt’s rightful rulers, only to condemn them to decades behind bars.
The continued postponement of the verdicts on Mubarak and Al-Adli under the Wisner, al-Sisi junta, betrays a reluctance even to hold them accountable for proven acts of terrorism and decades of misrule. The postponement of the verdicts on these despots again this week should remind us that judicial corruption in Egypt has been at the heart of the nation's post 1967-war suffering almost entirely absent from international commentary. Could that be because we are seeing judicial corruption and the rise of impunity, particularly for military adventures and financial crime among the elite in so many Western nations?
Diana and Dodi heard Egypt's cry: 'No Justice, No Peace'
If the views of ordinary Egyptians had any genuine expression through the country’s political system this great nation would now be playing its part in protecting the West Bank Palestinians from the Israeli genocide. This, incidentally, was a short-lived dream harbored by new lovers Dodi Al Fayed and Princess Diana who planned to move to Egypt to get away from the British royal family and light a spark of freedom in the Al Fayed family's native land. A democratic Egypt would also likely be condemning Israel this week too for allowing ISIS to operate freely in the occupied Golan Heights.
With most of the political activists that brought democracy to Egypt in 2012 behind bars Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his worm tongued sidekick Frank Wisner must think they are home and dry. With three Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed in an Egyptian jail for simply telling the truth, holding the candle for thousands more, these modern day pharaohs think they can hang on to their traitors' power out of reach of the sword of justice.
But Egypt’s educated classes and young people are neither as cowed nor as stupid as al-Sisi or his US and Israeli supporters think they are. Many more thousands of brave Egyptian people are prepared, as Mohammed Morsi's successful team of 2012 were, to put their lives on the line in bringing the exemplary modern manifestation of Islam that Morsi represented back to power in Cairo and Alexandria.
A generation of educated activists now have the crooked judges firmly in their sights, along with their secret loyalties, and are determined like never before to bring the fresh air of justice to Egypt’s courts for the first time in living memory.
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