With the American military as its greatest benefactor, the Egyptian military has assumed control of the day-to-day functions of government, but which direction will this force take and who under whose auspices are members of the Egyptian military operating?
Is this move towards military rule a remnant of the previous administration’s new domino theory in the middle east or the first decisive step in the new administration’s new “plan” for the region? The Project for the New American Century spent many years strong-arming an already pliant Bush administration into increasing military aid to regions like the middle east, but only to regimes it could “work with“.
Consider this excerpt from diplomatic cables addressed to a General Schwartz from 2009:
Your visit will fall on the anniversary of the April 6, 2008 nation-wide strike protesting political and economic conditions. At least one opposition group has called for another April 6 strike this year. We have requested meetings for you with Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Sami Anan and Air Marshal Reda.
The mainstream U.S. media on the left and right are breathlessly declaring that President Obama and the enitirety of the American government and diplomatic corp have “no control” over the events in Egypt, but to believe that a foreign government that already enjoys full flyover privileges and expedited transport through the Suez Canal has no sway in a military where they have donated almost 1.8 billion dollars (2009 FY, source.) is beyond naive.
In fact, if a major ally the size and importance of Egypt were teetering on the brink of collapse as an American taxpayer, I would want the administration to do as much as it could to safeguard our interests and investment — but in a classic example of Disinformation, the media is not emphasizing this aspect of the story because this “angle” is a non-story because it’s been so clear from the beginning of time that the Egyptian military will not make any abrupt moves against the United States interests, because the Egyptian military is and has been a de facto branch of the American military for decades.
So instead of a more thorough discussion of the continuing effect of the United States military’s impact on the sovereignty of the Egyptian people, we are instead force-fed endlessly the story of the attractive female newsreader who suddenly changed teams as it looked like her side was about to lose. Once again the message becomes clear “YOU ARE BEING LIED TO”.
News outlets and “independent” mass media reporting is over — don’t fool yourself. Do your own research, source your opinions and engage in dialogue!
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