Let Us Stand With The Egyptian People
Jan 26 2011, 11:37 PM
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As the world continues to witness one of the most remarkable processes of change in modern history, the Egyptian government today drew a line in the sand and forbade any more protests. The LA Times has reported:
Thousands of Egyptian protesters inspired by the revolt in Tunisia clashed with police in the largest anti-government demonstrations in years, flying banners and decrying political repression, corruption and unemployment under the three-decade rule of President Hosni Mubarak.
Mothers in hijabs and students clad in denim joined protests that flared in Cairo and spread to Alexandria and beyond, chanting "Freedom!" and "Down with Mubarak!" A police officer and two protesters were killed, authorities said.
Last week the world witnessed the breathtaking refusal of the Tunisian Army to fire upon its own people, resulting in the corrupt regime being driven from power as Tunisians put their foot down on rampant unemployment, rising food prices, poverty. It was speculated that the "Jasmine Revolution" might spread to other parts of the Arab world, a revolution defined by rejection of both the corrupt ruling regimes and Islamic fundamentalism alike.
Next to Israel, Egypt is the second largest recipient of US military and economic assistance in the world. The Egyptian government receives about $1.5 billion per year.
KEY CONGRESSMEN ON THE HOUSE COMMITTEE WHICH MAKES AID APPROPRIATIONS TO EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT ARE:
* Kay Granger, Texas, Chairwoman
* Jerry Lewis, California
* Frank Wolf, Virginia
* Tom Cole, Oklahoma
* Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida
* Charles Dent, Pennsylvania
* Steve Austria, Ohio
WHY ARE WE PROPPING UP THIS CORRUPT 30-YEAR DICTATOR?
WATCH VIDEO: (Man is saying "We will have our goddamn rights one way or the other!")
Jan 29 2011, 01:56 AM
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strategically, it goes beyond that.
egypt is the suez canal. without that, egypt would be mali. a backwater on the african continent.
the maritime "choke point" analysis of alfred thayer mahan continues to govern.
that is why the usg infests so many countries with our puppets. at west point, at annapolis i think that gibbon is required reading. all graduates recognize how empire has to be maintained. they all recognize that they are the praetorian guard of empire.
if you examine the globe, i think you will notice how the usa and its puppets control virtually all of the maritime choke points.
the oddest story, of course, is how the reptillian party cooperated with the demtillians to surrender control of the panama canal zone. allowing the PRC, LI KAI CHING[sic], to take control of what was once thought to be the most strategic asset in the western hemisphere. the only reason that i can think of that caused the puppets to allow this to occur is that very large crude carriers[vlcc's] are too large to use the panama canal. and i think this is also the case concerning the suez canal. in the hydrocarbon scheme of things, these "choke points" are no longer "choke points".
still, egypt is a us client state. second only to israel. israel's beard in the arab world has been one of its roles.
and also much like israel, mubarak has been a good money launderer. for whatever it has been that the usa has bequeathed his gangster state, the members of the usg have gotten a kickback.
perhaps that will be a revelation yet to appear from assange.
the understanding of events[history] is similar to opening a matruskha doll.
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