Saturday, 5 February 2011

The giant is awakening

"The removal of Hosni Mubarak has, for several years, been on the drawing board of US foreign policy.
"Regime replacement serves to ensure continuity, while providing the illusion that meaningful political change has occurred.
"Washington's agenda for Egypt has been to "hijack the protest movement" and replace president Hosni Mubarak with a new compliant puppet head of state. Washington's objective is to sustain the interests of foreign powers, to uphold the neoliberal economic agenda which has served to impoverish the Egyptian population.
"From Washington's standpoint, regime replacement no longer requires the installation of an authoritarian military regime as in the heyday of US imperialism, It can be implemented by co-opting political parties, including the Left, financing civil society groups, infiltrating the protest movement and manipulating national elections.
"The People's Movement should redirect its energies:
“Identify the relationship between America and "the dictator". Unseat America's political puppet but do not forget to target the "real dictators".
"Shunt the process of regime change.
"Dismantle the neoliberal reforms.
"Close down US military bases in the Arab World.
"Establish a truly sovereign government."

The Protest Movement in Egypt: "Dictators" do not Dictate, They Obey Orders,
by Michel Chossudovsky,
Global Research, January 29, 2011
(Who is Chossudovsky?)