Interview 360 – James Corbett on The Arab Spring

07/18/20119 Comments

James Corbett of corbettreport.com is interviewed by Richard Heathen, a public access TV host in Canada. We discuss the truth behind the Arab spring, and what this wave of destabilization is really aiming at.

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  1. manbearpig says:

    Aside from an exquisitely articulate description of the take down of Gaddafi…

    How dare you Mr Corbett, suggest that the eminently spontaneous phenomenon known as the “Arab Spring”, that has brought obvious and undeniable progress, well-being and enlightenment to the Arab world, could possibly have been co-opted or even fomented in the drawing rooms of western imperialists or benefitted them in any way?!

    Especially considering that Julian Assange clearly indicated to Google’s Eric Schmidt in a formerly secret 2013 meeting between them that this Arab Spring was a positive outcome that could be directly traced to Wikileaks as allegedly asserted by the unquestionably sincere and objective bastion of truth and humanitarian irreproachableness, who would never corroborate lies about babies in incubators, Amnesty International?!?

    Cast of characters:

    Jared Cohen = JC = an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and as an advisor to Condoleezza Rice and later Hillary Clinton.

    Julian Assange = JA = an Australian computer programmer, a grantee of political asylum, a fugitive from a British arrest warrant for breaching bail conditions, and the editor of WikiLeaks.

    Eric Schmidt = ES = the Executive Chairman of Google from 2001 to 2015 and Alphabet Inc. from 2015 to 2017. In 2017,

    “…JC : Are there examples where a positive outcome could be directly traced to WikiLeaks in the political sphere that you would want to highlight? Something that is a specific tangible positive outcome?

    JA: The most significant one seems to be the Arab Spring.

    JC: You would argue that WikiLeaks was out there…

    JA: Well Amnesty International did in its latest report and Tunisian professors did. Because of my direct involvement it would be unseemly for me to argue that directly, and I am not certain about directly. I am certain that we affected it. And we were deeply involved in it.

    ES: Influenced it.

    JA: I am certain that we influenced it. And that’s… that is really something, a great moment…”

    wikileaks.org/Transcript-Meeting-Assange-Schmidt.html

    Bio-profiles of above do-gooders brought to you by Wikipedia.

    “Assange: Wikileaks’ cables spurred Arab uprisings

    Publishing U.S. diplomatic cables helped shape uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange said on Tuesday.”

    reuters.com/article/us-britain-assange/assange-wikileaks-cables-spurred-arab-uprisings-idUSTRE72E9LO20110315

    In front of so much compelling evidence, how could avid Assange advocate Caitlin Johnstone possibly employ the qualifier “so-called” when describing the Arab spring???

    “…In October we learned from a former Qatari prime minister that there was a massive push from the US and its allies to topple the Syrian government from the very beginning of the protests which began in that country in 2011 as part of the so-called Arab Spring….”

    medium.com/@caityjohnstone/us-empire-is-running-the-same-script-with-iran-that-it-ran-with-libya-syria-2bb37b5c5af

    You, Mr Corbett, are clearly an Assange basher-persecutor in cahoots with the Hillary Clinton conspiracy campaign to silence and smear Wikileaks assisting Trump’s war on the press and the immoral and dishonest transnational power establishment!

    caitlinjohnstone.com/tag/wikileaks/

    Shame on you!

    (end of sarc)

    • manbearpig says:

      Please find below obvious and irrefutable proof that such a heart-warming demonstration of spontaneous grass-roots political action as the “Arab Spring” would never have been fomented by western forces who would never have boasted about it via their most powerful Mockingbird gatekeeping institutions:

      “U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings
      By RON NIXONAPRIL 14, 2011

      …No one doubts that the Arab uprisings are home grown, rather than resulting from “foreign influence,” as alleged by some Middle Eastern leaders.

      “We didn’t fund them to start protests, but we did help support their development of skills and networking,” said Stephen McInerney, executive director of the Project on Middle East Democracy, a Washington-based advocacy and research group. “That training did play a role in what ultimately happened, but it was their revolution. We didn’t start it.”

      Some Egyptian youth leaders attended a 2008 technology meeting in New York, where they were taught to use social networking and mobile technologies to promote democracy. Among those sponsoring the meeting were Facebook, Google, MTV, Columbia Law School and the State Department…

      …“While we appreciated the training we received through the NGOs sponsored by the U.S. government, and it did help us in our struggles, we are also aware that the same government also trained the state security investigative service, which was responsible for the harassment and jailing of many of us,” said Mr. Fathy, the Egyptian activist.

      Interviews with officials of the nongovernmental groups and a review of diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks show that the democracy programs were constant sources of tension between the United States and many Arab governments.

      The cables, in particular, show how leaders in the Middle East and North Africa viewed these groups with deep suspicion, and tried to weaken them. Today the work of these groups is among the reasons that governments in turmoil claim that Western meddling was behind the uprisings, with some officials noting that leaders like Ms. Qadhi were trained and financed by the United States…”

      nytimes.com/2011/04/15/world/15aid.html

      As unambiguously documented in the following link, Wikileaks’ and the Anglo-American deep state’s interests are clearly antagonistic:

      “Almost two weeks before the desperate young fruit seller Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire in a street in Tunis, and a full month before the uprising that ensued, touching off the Arab Spring that is still unfolding, the rationale for revolution appeared on the internet, where it was devoured by millions of Tunisians. It was a Wikileaks document pertaining to the unexampled greed and massive corruption of Tunisian president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and all his money-hungry family…”

      jstor.org/stable/41290331?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

      So how could anyone possibly argue with Caitlin Johnstone when she adamantly proclaims:

      “The Empire Keeps Proving Assange Right About Everything”

      medium.com/@caityjohnstone/the-empire-keeps-proving-assange-right-about-everything-a34453ad7941

      ??

      • manbearpig says:

        These two links, (40th episode of the New World Next Week and an interview with John Young of Cryptome) about Wikileaks and the collateral damage and Afghan war diaries dumps dating back to 2010, are interesting time machines…

        corbettreport.com/interview-152-john-young/

        youtube.com/watch?v=UjW4s5EtG6s

        *The real icing on the cake would be this last link scrolling down almost to the bottom of the page…

        …intriguing indeed…

        cryptome.org/wikileaks/wikileaks-leak.htm

        • manbearpig says:

          let me rectify: the whole exchange is quite intresting actually…

        • manbearpig says:

          From another 2010 interview with John Young entitled:

          Wikileaks’ estranged co-founder becomes a critic (Q&A)

          “…When they over-promise, you know they’re hiding something. People who are really trustworthy do not go around broadcasting how trustworthy I am.

          It sounds like you’ve become more critical of Wikileaks over time.

          Young: It’s not just them. It’s also that they’re behaving like untrustworthy organizations. So yes, if the shoe fits, fine. I don’t want to limit this to Wikileaks, but yes,

          they’re acting like a cult.
          They’re acting like a religion.
          They’re acting like a government.
          They’re acting like a bunch of spies.
          They’re hiding their identity.
          They don’t account for the money.
          They promise all sorts of good things.
          They seldom let you know what they’re really up to.
          They have rituals and all sorts of wonderful stuff.

          So I admire them for their showmanship and their entertainment value.

          But I certainly would not trust them with information if it had any value, or if it put me at risk or anyone that I cared about at risk…”

          https://www.cnet.com/news/wikileaks-estranged-co-founder-becomes-a-critic-q-a/

          hmmmmmmmm…

          And if Caitlin Johnstone’s rather suddenly and recently emerged from the woodwork gaining wild prominence and popularity in the alt world primarily through Syria conflict truth-telling and Rogue climate Alarmism while promoting Julian Assange and stridently denouncing injustices against him

          I wonder if he won’t be making some sort of incredible come-back soon

          if he ever actually left the spotlight…

      • generalbottlewasher says:

        MBP- nothing identifies American exceptualism more than being paid by both sides of opposing forces in a created conflict.
        Caitlin Johnson will certainly be in line for a Pulitzer or Nobel prize down the road for her diligent reporting on American exceptualisms great works. As you pointed out she is the ” except” in exceptualism. Bravo!

        • manbearpig says:

          Ah!…?

          Are you referring to Anglo-Australian exceptualism? (Australian like Assange and Johnstone)
          Ozzy Globalist lackey exceptualism?? Controlled opposition Gumsuckers??

          • generalbottlewasher says:

            MBP- yes.she is no Abby Martin. What do I know .? Im trying to balance perspectives. In a kinder gentler 1000 POINTS OF ILLUMINATION Way. You have wonderful instincts.

  2. manbearpig says:

    Gosh! I hadn’t seen this unusually exceptional doc linked by BUDDHAFORCE a couple years back on 09/15/2016 at 9:08 am concerning the Corbett Report covering The Arab Spring and World War 3:

    corbettreport.com/episode-181-arab-spring-and-world-war-iii/

    Seems Assange has some stiff competition claiming credit for the Arab Spring Uprisings:

    From Huma Abedin (vice chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for President of the United States, deputy chief of staff to Clinton, traveling chief of staff and former assistant for Clinton during Clinton’s campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election)

    to Hillary Clinton on 9/14/2012:

    “I’m giving you credit for inspiring the “peaceful” protests.”

    http://www.readhillarysemail.com/documents/May2015/C05739606.pdf

    Well…then, to be fair, maybe they can both take credit?

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