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The Tahrir Blues


By dlindorff - Posted on 11 February 2011

By John Grant

Hosni Mubarak has chosen not to fold his losing hand and to play it to the bitter end.

After the CIA and the Egyptian military said he was going to resign, he didn’t, which further escalated the tension around the question hanging over Cairo: Who is the military going to side with?

Is it the bloated kleptocrat and his bloody sidekick, Omar Suleiman – the ally the generals have been in bed with since the State Of Emergency was declared in 1981 -- or the Egyptian citizens who refuse to leave Tahrir Square and demand a suspension of the constitution, then fair and open elections.

For the military the choice seems like whether to let go of your 300-pound mother as she’s pulling you into powerfully raging floodwaters. If you don’t let her go, she’s going to drag you into even more dangerous waters that will assure all your doom.

As a veteran of decades of anti-militarism activism in America – child’s play here compared to Tahrir Square -- I feel the people in Tahrir are my brothers and sisters. Like many, I’m moved by their bravery and determination.

Always hanging over them is a relentless wet blanket, an oppressive, smothering force represented by the militarist juggernaut reaching from Washington DC, through Israel and Saudi Arabia, to the deeply funded and entrenched military class of Egypt.

After Mubarak’s speech on Thursday, the chants rose in Tahrir Square: “The people and the army! Hand in hand!”

Amazingly, the Egyptian Army, by all standards probably one of the more corrupt military institutions in the world, is now the peacemaker in Egypt, perched above it all like a vulture calculating how long the Tahrir Square forces can hold out and how long Mubarak and his fat cronies can keep believing they’re leading Egypt.
Do the generals appease the demonstrators and essentially pull off a coup for democracy, pushing Mubarak into exile, then suspend the constitution and arrange real elections? Or do they appease Mubarak and Suleiman and start shooting demonstrators in front of the international media?

The top ranks of the military have a lot at stake. Its generals have vast holdings in shopping centers, water plants, consumer products and other commercial enterprises that they do not want to jeopardize. Much of this investment wealth, no doubt, is from the generous US funds extended to the Egyptian military to stabilize the Arab nation and serve the interests of peace with Israel.

Reportedly, the middle and lower ranks of military officers are more in real sympathy with the Tahrir Square movement. So far, the military has not made its intentions clear...

For the rest of this article by JOHN GRANT in ThisCantBeHappening!, the new independent alternative online newspaper, please go to: ThisCantBeHappening!

Hey kidz!!! This just in from Egypt . . .

(clipped headline and article from NY Times)
"Mubarak Steps Down, Ceding Power to Military - President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt turned over all power to the military and left the Egyptian capital for his resort home in Sharm el-Sheik, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced on state television on Friday.
The announcement, delivered during evening prayers in Cairo, set off a frenzy of celebration, with protesters shouting 'Egypt is free!'"

(full story)
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/world/middleeast/12egypt.html?_r=1&hp

Now, I hope all those homegrown TYRANTS that once again proved their TREASON against WE THE PEOPLE last night by voting FOR the unconstitutional PATRIOT ACT extensions are watching closely these events unfolding in Egypt . . .

(clipped headline and article from Activist Post)
"House clears way for PATRIOT Act extension - The US House of Representatives voted Thursday night to clear the road for an extension of controversial provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act.
The final vote was 248 to 176, largely along party lines. Just 4 Republicans voted against the extension, while only 15 Democrats voted for it."

(full story)
http://www.activistpost.com/2011/02/house-clears-way-for-patriot-act.html

In case these AIPAC owned puppet congress-critters haven't caught on . . .WE THE PEOPLE . . . of THE WORLD . . . do NOT want their Zionist Globalist Permanent Police State agenda . . .

. . . WE THE PEOPLE . . . of THE WORLD . . . do NOT want their criminal central banks with their debt slavery tricks . . .

. . . WE THE PEOPLE . . . of THE WORLD . . . do NOT want their endless WARS OF TERROR based on their False Flag LIES and propaganda. . . .

. . . WE THE PEOPLE . . . of THE WORLD . . . (especially those kidz freezing to death down in Texas and New Mexico) . . . do NOT want their BIG BROTHER "Carbon Tax" Tyranny based on the BIG LIES of Man Made Global Warming bullshit "science" . . .

The REVOLUTION that started in ICELAND . . . has gone GLOBAL . . ;-)

Is anyone in Washington, DC and Tel Aviv watching???

Is Sith Lord Rothschild and his shadow 7-7-7 cabal watching?

In case these Zionists haven't realized that while they may have the Main Stream Media, the politicians, and the banksters in the U.S. under their "kosher-nostra" thumb . . .

. . . the U.S. Military of THE PEOPLE does NOT stand with these Zionist War Criminals that betrayed them with the false flag of 9-11 and sent them to fight ILLEGAL WARS . . .

(clipped headline and article from Veterans Today)
"Veterans Today Joins with U.S. Groups to Encourage Spain Prosecute Bush Officials - 'Please Do What the U.S. Won’t. Prosecute Torturers.'"

(full story)
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/02/10/veterans-today-joins-with-u-s-gr...

. . .just like the Egyptian Military of THE PEOPLE do NOT stand with these World Zionists or their puppet tyrants Mubarak and Suleiman . . .

Are they watching??? Are they listening???

"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security."
- The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 A.D.

"All the old paintings on the tomb
They do the sand dance doncha know
If they move too quick (oh whey oh)
They're falling down like a domino
Foreign types with the hookah pipes say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian"
- "Walk Like An Egyptian" by The Bangles

peace.

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