Much has been said in the last year about the supposed “Arab spring” being the beginning of a great awakening toward the notion that representative government is best, and that the budding principles of autonomy and freedom, that made America great, are taking root in places like northern Africa and the Middle East. This concept, of course, is nonsense for two reasons.
Firstly, the idea that autonomy, self-government, and freedom still exist in America would be laughable if the reality that we face weren’t so deadly serious. One only need to make a trip to the airport where the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is now conducting obedience training for the passengers, conditioning the people to “freeze” on command. Throughout America, the incidents of police brutality are epidemic as an atmosphere of fear prevails of what might happen, if you don’t “follow orders”. We are being trained like zoo animals to obey, while propagandists on TV, radio, and print all tell us we live in a “free country”.
We do have representative government. Our politicians are very well compensated by multi-national corporations to represent them in CON-gress. Perhaps, if you can muster up a million or two for their campaign coffers, you might achieve some degree of success at getting them to listen to your concerns. Good luck with that.
The reality is that America is not a beacon of freedom to the world. Perhaps, that were true at one time. Not today. The critters in CON-gress passed and Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, which states that the government can basically kidnap anyone they want if they say you’re a “terrorist”. They’ve given themselves the legal authority to detain you indefinitely, without any due process, or right to trial.
I am reminded again of George Orwell’s 1984 where people who were too outspoken against the Establishment simply disappeared. Records were altered so that not only did they not exist, but they never existed. The writing is clearly on the wall. We are living Orwell Today.
The second reason the so-called “Arab Spring” is a farce, is that in every country we’ve seen a supposed “uprising” thus far, the situation has only become more tyrannical, more oppressive, and more dangerous for the people.
In Tunisia, for example, as a result of the “uprisings,” Hamadi Jebali became Prime Minister. He is affiliated with the Ennahda party who has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. In Egypt, after dictator Hosni Mubarak was overthrown, a military dictatorship took over and violently oppressed the rights of the people to protest. This was followed by a supposed “election” which installed Mohamed Morsi as “president” of that country. Morsi also has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, a fact that didn’t stop Barack Obama from offering his praise and congratulations. Obama called the victory a “milestone” on the road to “democracy” and proceeded to host Morsi in a state visit at the White House. Not only was Obama fine with the Brotherhood taking power in Egypt, but revelations from Egyptian intelligence indicate that prior to the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, the Obama administration was holding secret meetings with a senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood to plan the future of Egypt following Mubarak’s “fall.”
Last year, Investors Business Daily published a timeline, chronicling the long history the Obama administration has in promoting the Muslim Brotherhood, which began with his inauguration. After laying out the details, they concluded, “If we didn’t know better, we’d say this looks an awful lot like a wider conspiracy to subvert American interests.”
The New York Times ran a piece this past June, outlining how the CIA is using the Muslim Brotherhood to funnel weapons to opponents of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad to destabilize and ultimately overthrow his government. If the intelligence agencies of foreign countries were to engage in these types of behaviors against the U.S., it would be considered “state-sponsored terrorism”. But no… when it’s done by the United States it is lovingly referred to as “spreading democracy” — as if “democracy” were really our form of government.
That the U.S. government is orchestrating and backing the overthrow of foreign leaders and governments through secret meetings, funding, weapon supplies and ammunition, demonstrates that the “Arab Spring” is a fiction, pushed along by the globalist imperialists occupying the U.S. government, in cooperation with foreign intelligence agencies. Sadly, it’s nothing new.
Nor is it unique to the Obama administration. The U.S. has had a long history of supporting terrorists and terrorist groups with both parties guilty throughout the course of several administrations.
Shortly after the events of September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush told the American people that the United States would track down and eliminate the sponsors of international terrorism. Bush pontificated that America’s finest had to be deployed around the globe to face the terrorists abroad, “so we do not have to face them here at home.” A rhetorical line in the sand was drawn when he issued the dire warning to the American people and the world that “either you are with us or you are with the terrorists.”
However, in the months prior to the “attacks” of 9/11, it was the Bush administration itself, who was giving large cash infusions to the very Afghan Taliban regime who, months later, they would blame for orchestrating the largest act of terrorism upon American soil in history.
The monetary gift was, purportedly, a “reward” for a Taliban edict allegedly banning opium cultivation. Ted Carpenter of the Cato Institute, writing about the gifted largess said,
“…the Bush administration did more than praise the Taliban’s proclaimed ban of opium cultivation. In mid-May, 2001, Secretary of State Colin Powell announced a $43 million grant to Afghanistan in addition to the humanitarian aid the United States had long been providing to agencies assisting Afghan refugees. … That $43 million grant needs to be placed in context. Afghanistan’s estimated gross domestic product was a mere $2 billion. The equivalent financial impact on the U.S. economy would have required an infusion of $215 billion. In other words, $43 million was very serious money to Afghanistan’s theocratic masters.”
Carpenter goes on to point out that opium production actually increased following the alleged opium “ban.”
“Despite U.S. and UN reports that the Taliban had virtually wiped out the poppy crop in 2000-2001, authorities in neighboring Tajikistan reported that the amounts coming across the border were actually increasing. In reality, the Taliban gave its order to halt cultivation merely to drive up the price of opium the regime had already stockpiled.”