Madness in Egypt: Next Round Torture
Egypt’s military is at it again: finding new ways to crush the People of Egypt under its boots.
The military first stole power from the People of Egypt in 1952. It then set about methodically destroying Egypt, brick by brick, killing some of the best and brightest of its sons and torturing and disenfranchising others.
And by bringing a once-mighty-and-proud nation to the brink of social, military, political and economic ruin.
And then all of a sudden it was 2011. And Egyptians of all stripes came together to force Mubarak, an air force general, to relinquish power after a most brutal dictatorship of 30 long years.
This unexpected outcome was heralded as a revolution. And in many ways it was.
But the irony was that General Mubarak was replaced by General Tantawi – no, make it Field Marshal Tantawi – once again, as the absolute master of the destiny of the Egyptian people.
And who is this Tantawi who holds a military title, Field Marshal, that no other officer in the whole world does? He was Mubarak’s most loyal and devoted defense minister for 20 out of 30 years of Mubarak’s despotic, corrupt and brutal rule.
Field Marshal Tantawi and his cohort of Mubarak-era military cronies were now in charge of bringing democracy to Egypt and restoring liberty and dignity to the Egyptian people.
Is this a joke? Most sane and sensible people would think it is.
Is this absolute and unmitigated madness? Well, on the face of it, it would appear so.
But in reality it is neither a joke nor an act of insanity. It is simply reality as it exists and unfolds on a day-to-day basis in Egypt – and in the rest of the so-called Middle East.
Countless people lay dead and dying in Liberty Square, Cairo, fighting peacefully for freedom and justice for Egypt and its People.
No sooner had the blood of these martyrs to the cause of democracy dried than Egypt’s military began to show its true colors.
It began to systematically dismantle any illusions anyone may have had – and only fools would have had them to begin with – that the military in Egypt had changed its spots and was now on the side of the People.
And that it was no longer a paid puppet in the hands of its foreign Colonial paymasters.
The generals in the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) began issuing one proclamation after another: each more treacherous, treasonous, seditious and ominous than the other.
First, they said they would take their time changing the old order of Mubarak. But when the Egyptian People stirred and protested in their mega-millions as never before, the generals relented and tinkered with the timetable and speeded it up a bit.
But they still left plenty of room for all kinds of delay, fraud and manipulation.
First round, second round, next round, presidential election and all else, …, the idea was to create delay and confusion and obfuscation in every conceivable way and obstruct transition to democracy as much as possible.
That is what the military’s foreign Colonial masters wanted and told them to do. And the Egyptian military dutifully carried out those directives and expectations.
Let there be parliamentary elections, said the military – and their foreign Colonial masters. And there were elections, no matter how convoluted.
And the first round elections tossed up Islam and Muslims as clear winners. The so-called Liberals and others were crushed if not wiped out.
The military and its foreign Colonial paymasters got what they wanted.
No one ever killed so many birds with one stone. That too Birds of Paradise – Islam and Muslims.
First, they smoked the elusive and hitherto-camera shy Muslims out.
Next, they got fairly valid and reliable measure of Muslims’ true strength and popularity among the People – way beyond the 20 percent so-called experts generally pegged them at.
Third, they got the so-called Liberals and their ilk all riled up. And they got them hating the Muslims and grudging them their success.
Fourth, they sowed some serious seeds of discord in the grand populist coalition that brought Mubarak’s corrupt rule down, but which miserably failed to remove the infrastructure of evil that Mubarak and his predecessors – and these same corrupt generals under their employ – had so meticulously constructed.
Fifth, they bought valuable time for themselves and their foreign Colonial paymasters to recover from the shock of initial setbacks and regroup and retool for a new round of imprisonment and torture for the Muslims and their ilk.
Whoever thought that a military establishment that was nursed on the mother’s milk of corruption over the past nearly 100 years would all of a sudden cry Mea Culpa, relinquish its yearly loot of one, two, three or more billion dollars a year in foreign aid and bribes and quietly march back to its barracks must have been totally mad.
Or they must have doped out on some of the choice dope that came with that foreign aid and bribe and blood money. After all, the British Colonialists twice went to war with China to force the Chinese to dope up.
Those wars came to be known as Opium Wars.
The idea that foreign Colonial masters who own Egypt and other parts of the so-called Middle East and Muslim world will gladly allow a prize plum like Egypt to fall into the hands of “Islamist fundamentalist fanatics” is what pipedreams are made of.
So, the crooked and corrupt generals and their foreign Colonial paymasters and puppeteers are now fully recovered. They are now flexing their muscles and unleashing the diabolical details of their master plan to keep Islam and Muslims from the so-called Middle East – and from the rest of the Muslim world.
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