The Big Coup – The State Dept. and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton are finally being credited with masterminding the Arab Spring in the middle east earlier this year. (Did anyone really believe a group of tweeters in Tahrir Square were able to put together a massive “spontaneous” movement?) They had been working on it for years. In fact, everything was already planned before Obama even took office in 2008. The State Dept. just had to wait for the right time to implement the plan.
The leader of the Egyptian “April 6″ uprising, Ahmed Maher, was able to utilize the skills he learned in NYC at the 2008 State Dept. sponsored event – Alliance of Youth Movements Summit. For those of us who don’t always check out the Federal Government’s website, here is what was posted on the America.gov website on November 20, 2008:
From December 3 to 5, leaders of pioneering youth movements will launch a global network that seeks to empower young people to mobilize against violence and oppression.
Brought together by Howcast, Facebook, Google, YouTube, MTV, the U.S. Department of State, Columbia Law School and Access 360 Media, leaders of the organizations will travel to New York City with the mission of crafting a field manual on how to effect social change using online tools.
This field manual will form the cornerstone of a much larger online “hub,” where emerging youth organizations can access and share “how-to” guides and tips on using social-networking and other technologies to further their causes.
We all know what happened in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya but we haven’t heard much about the new leadership of those countries – until now.
According to the Washington Post’s Nov. 3 Foreign Policy Magazine:
The State Department is assisting Egypt in helping to train its political parties of all ideologies for the upcoming elections — even Islamic parties that may have anti-Western agendas.
“We don’t do party support. What we do is party training…. And we do it to whoever comes,” William Taylor, the State Department’s director of its new office for Middle East Transitions, said in a briefing with reporters today. “Sometimes, Islamist parties show up, sometimes they don’t. But it has been provided on a nonpartisan basis, not to individual parties.”
The programs, contracted through the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI), include helping political parties in Egypt conduct polling, provide constituent services, and prepare for election season. NDI’s chairwoman is former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. IRI’s chairman is Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
What could go wrong with those two intellectual giants in the lead? Read the whole story.
From Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street
Is the State Department also behind Occupy Wall Street? Who knows. But it’s interesting that US State Department-funded, trained, and equipped Egyptian revolutionary, Ahmed Maher was spotted at Occupy D.C.