by Tony Cartalucci
Say what you will about Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, but he knows his way around a Western intelligence operation, no doubt owed to his 30 year involvement facilitating them. Despite the initial chaos, by the time the Egyptian protesters began their "million man march" the momentum already had begun to dissipate.
AlJazeera's cartoonish "two million" and still ridiculous "over a million" claim did not match the photographs they showed of Tahrir Square, where it appeared between 50,000 and 100,000 protesters had gathered. BBC and CNN, while still following the script, scaled back their claims to "hundreds of thousands" and "tens of thousands" respectively. BBC's Jon Leyne claimed it was as if all of Egypt was there, hoping no one would do the math. However, by doing the math, if even half-a-million showed up it reveals 99.4% of Egypt was still not there. It is no surprise then that Mubarak refused to step down.
The violence that transpired in the streets afterward was decidedly blamed on Mubarak by the foreign media. Mubarak would have gained little from stirring more violence considering the protest's weak showing and its inevitable ebbing. With little evidence and US National Endowment for Democracy funded NGOs being deferred to as "credible sources," it is by far too early to tell. What is certain is that Mubarak's security forces did begin moving against foreign media and NGO organizations.
While some may be puzzled by this move or find it indicative of brutal tyranny, the fact of the matter is that many of these NGOs are funded by the United States. What's more is that they are funded not by philanthropic organizations, but by mainly America's banking, political and business elite. The foreign media, like wise, is funded, owned and consorts openly amongst the ranks of these elite and their exclusive organizations.
The National Endowment for Democracy funds NGOs in nearly every country on earth. A quick look at their Board of Directors reveals a myriad of high-level Council on Foreign Relations, Brookings Institute, RAND Corporation, and Carnegie Institute for International Peace members. Many of these high level business, political and financial leaders share multiple memberships across various US policy think-tanks.
While NGOs are generally associated with causes of the "progressive left" their funding is coming from mainly big business associated with the "right." This diabolical dichotomy serves to garner divided myopic support from the masses who would otherwise reject the overall agenda, if only they could look past their left/right paradigms. For the overall agenda is to meddle in foreign nations under the guise of humanitarian causes in order to expand business, financial and political power overseas. This is globalization.
With this understanding it is then perfectly clear why Hosni Mubarak moved against not only these NGOs, but the foreign media using the NGOs' spin and meddling to disseminate disinformation. It is also clear why he moved against the local opposition that partnered with them. This opposition included many members of the Muslim Brotherhood, who claimed on their official website that Mubarak's security forces raided their headquarters, arresting party members, foreign journalists, and NGO members all conveniently present at the same time.
Indeed, with waning crowds in Tahrir Square, Mubarak's regime abundantly aware of the meddling foreign funded plot, and his campaign to move against them, it appears the 'color revolution' is drawing to a close with Mubarak still in office. Interestingly, a sampling of the various US think-tanks, glowingly optimistic about the chaos only a week ago, reveals a more subdued, tacit mood in the past 2-3 days.
Protest leader Mohamed ElBaradei's International Crisis Group (ICG) made an official statement on February 3rd, conceding that Egypt's silent majority, the other 80 million people that didn't come out to protest, were content with Mubarak's plan to finish his term and desired a return to stability. Despite the ICG's persistent calls for Mubarak to step down and institute their man ElBaradei's demands, at this stage of the "color revolution" it seems very unlikely.
Seemingly acknowledging this failure, the globalists sent Council on Foreign Relations member, diplomat and corporate/government revolving-door champion Frank G. Wisner to "prod" Mubarak from power. Mubarak apparently has said no.
The globalists have invested an enormous amount of time and resources into this uprising which their man on the ground ElBaradei had been organizing since at least February of 2010. Their mass media machines have stretched their credibility in an unprecedented litany of fabrications, distortions, and propaganda. While Mubarak's regime appears to have weathered the protests and has begun breaking up the NGOs supporting them, it is the wave of possible clandestine operations that may be launched against him in an attempt to maintain chaos and hobble his attempts to regroup politically, and Egypt as a nation economically.
Other nations facing "color revolutions" would be wise to check on the meddling National Endowment for Democracy funded NGOs on their shores. Nations like Thailand, already censoring the CFR/NED funded "Prachatai" seem to be ahead of the curve, and stand 2-0 against the globalists' attempts. Much may be gauged by seeing how far the globalists are willing to go in Egypt and how it may then manifest itself in April, 2011, when Thailand's rice fields lay fallow and idle farmers can be bused in to occupy Bangkok.
For Dr. Webster Tarpley's latest take on the unrest check out his 36 minute interview with Jeff Rense.