Sunday Update 01/30/2011

01/30/20110 Comments


This is James Corbett of with your Sunday Update for this 30th day of January, 2011. And now for the real news.

Unrest continues throughout Egypt this weekend as reports that embattled Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak has just appointed the head of the Egyptian intelligence service the country's Vice President have done nothing to quell violent protests and clashes with security forces.

As with the case in Tunisia earlier this month, the US State Department and the White House are refusing to call for the ouster of their own foreign aid-receiving client, Mubarak, while at the same time attempting to take credit for the spreading of the "democratic spirit" to the cradle of civilization.

Although the vast majority of the public are aware that mainstream reporting on the subject is highly slanted and skewed, even the alternative media is debating the nature, direction and impetus of these recent protests.

Now, as some analysts are noting, both positions may in fact be correct.

Signs that the current protest movement may have been infiltrated if not initiated by global power-players emerged on Friday, when the Telegraph reported that newly leaked diplomatic cables indicate that the US had secretly sponsored and protected a leading protester who the US knew had been planning the overthrow of Mubarak's government ahead of this year's elections since at least 2008.

Now, Tony Cartalucci of the Land Destroyer blog notes that Mohammed ElBaradei, the ex-head of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency and 2005 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, is in fact a well-connected globalist who is closely tied to the monolithic financial oligarchy who has long been accused of manipulating the geopolitical chessboard.

ElBaradei is on the board of the International Crisis Group, a group whose Executive Commmittee includes not only billionaire George Soros, whose Open Society Institute has been found manipulating the coup in Georgia that brought Washington-sycophant Sakaashvili to power and the revolution in Ukraine that brought the NATO-friendly Yuschenko to power, but ex-NATO officials like Wesley Clark and Javier Solana. The group's list of Senior Advisers include ex-NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson and Zbigniew Brzezinski, the author of the influential 1998 treatise, The Grand Chessboard, which detailed how America would have to manage key areas of the globe to protect American imperial interests.

Furthermore, in March of last year, Foreign Affairs, the official publication of the globalist Council on Foreign Relations, began touting ElBaradei as a potential replacement for Mubarak.

Although the rage felt by the Egyptian people is an undoubtedly genuine reaction to 30 years of dictatorial control, some are now wondering if that legitimate anger is being channeled into support for a new puppet regime that will be equally subservient to the international financiers and power-players currently in control of the country through their proxy, Hosni Mubarak. If ElBaradei or another globalist-friendly puppet government is ultimately installed in the region, then Brzezinski's friends in the International Crisis Group may in fact have found a way to overcome the "problem" of the global political awakening that Brzezinski himself lamented last year.

Meanwhile, the long-term political implications of Mubarak's move to shut down the Egyptian internet and mobile services to help quell the protests are only beginning to sink in amongst an American public who are only now beginning to realize that the power to shut down the internet is exactly what powerful globalist-connected Senators like Jay Rockefeller and Joe Lieberman have been calling for for decades.

As the fight to maintain a free and open internet begins to take on a new urgency, new alternatives are being developed to help facilitate information flows in a societal increasingly geared toward secrecy.

The newly-formed website promises to offer a new form of whistleblowing website for people interested in transparency and accountability.

Given that OpenLeaks has yet to make any alliance with the New York Times, Der Spiegel, or the London Guardian, and has not been given prominent coverage on the 24/7 cable news networks, it remains to be seen whether armchair internet protesters will throw their support behind this new organization with anything approaching the fervour with which they have supported Wikileaks.

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