We have all had our suspicions about who is behind the “Arab Spring”. I think it is multiple groups. In Egypt, for example, it really does appear to be a “people uprsing” until one looks at the method of organizing. One report that I read earlier in the week pointed to some who have adopted the Ghandi method of peaceful protests, and the flash mob. This seems to be somewhat correct, because the protest started small, and then when the protesters were attacked, the mobs got bigger. I see the same process working in Yemen.
That report told me a little bit about the methodology but tells me nothing about who else might be involved. Again, in Egypt there are some shadowy figures who have a background of involvement with Communism. It must be kept in mind that Egypt had leanings towards Communism before they were beaten by Israel. Anwar Sadat led Egypt away from Communism, and Hosni Muburak followed the Sadat path (even though he was corrupt and imperfect). So we have some shadowy figures associated with Communism.
We also know that William Ayers, Bernadine Dorhn and Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin spent time in Egypt. The question is: who did they meet and when? Wer they sent by Østupid on a mission to help sow the seeds of a revolt? That question remains largely unanswered.
The movement is supposed to be a “youth movement”, and further questions arise: were the youth being fooled by elements of Muslim Brotherhood? It is true, that some of those protesting stated that they had nothing to do with Muslim Brotherhood, yet in their foolishness they seemed to accept Mr. Potato Head or El-Baradei (who is involved with Muslim Brotherhood) as some sort of leader figure. Such acceptance suggests that this “youth” are in fact Islamists, and that they allowed themselves to be used by Muslim Brotherhood. It is something that needs further exploration, but with the LSM supporting what took place it is not going to be easy to find out the truth.
A few things that have worried me about the Egyptian Revolution including the comments and activities of Iran. It seems that Iran is in the background no matter how we look at the affair, for example, El-Baradei’s wife is an Iranian. Then there is the issue of the Iranian warships being allowed to move through the Suez canal, which is something that Muburak would never have allowed to happen. There are many unanswered questions, but we have to sit and wait and hope that Egypt does not become the second Iran.
This leads me into looking at Yemen, Jordan, Syria and Bahrain. Once again Bahrain has gone quiet, but that means nothing. What is clear in Bahrain is that the Shia majority are under the thumb of the Sunni minoirty. Around the time of the crackdown which involved the use of Saudi troops, Bahrain expelled Iranian diplomats, claiming that one of them had been having secret meetings with those who were doing the protests. This is probably true – I suspect that Iran has had a hand in stirring up trouble in Bahrain, since Iran wants a Shia takeover.
Yemen has also been witnessing a savage crackdown, but Yemen is also an example of the flash mob. It started small, but when the Yemen leader said things that upset the women, as an example, the women then organized themselves into a big protest. In the report that I read (with women in the burkas) the women felt insulted, and in one case, a female student stated that her father did not want her to protest until he heard the offending remarks. Also, remarkably, the men formed a line at the side of the street to protect the women. The protests are getting bigger, so Yemen is not over just yet.
Now it is the protests in Jordan that has provoked me to write this piece, since it is in Jordan that I see a clear example of who might in fact be behind some of the unrest. What has sparked my interest in this report is that the people doing the protests are Salafists – an extreme Islamist group aligned with Al Qaeda. I also note that it was the Salafists who killed the Italian who was kidnapped in Gaza, and who are the ones behind the recent shellings of Israel.
It seems that we have at least two groups of interests at work in the Middle East – those aligned with Iran, and those aligned with Al Qaeda. It is a complex issue, and from the western point of view we have to pray that neither Al Qaeda aligned individuals, or Iran aligned parties gain the ascendancy in any of these Middle Eastern countries.
In that same article on Jordan, there is also information about unrest in Amman. This is the first report that has been more specific about who is behind the unrest. In this case it is Muslim Brotherhood (surprise, surprise) and its political arm, Islamic Action Front (I think we need to look for mention of IAF in future reports on the region), and what is so very ironic is that the protestors are demanding “social justice and democracy”. How on earth would democracy be achieved with Muslim Brotherhood in control?
So it seems, that one has to look at the make-up of the religious and ethnic groups within the M.E. country where there is unrest to determine whether the agitators are Sunni or Shia. If they are Sunni, then there is the likelihood that the Salafists are the ones stirring up the unrest. If the Salafists were to win in Jordan (and they want the release of some very dangerous prisoners) then the country of Jordan would be turned into yet another hell hole just like in Gaza. It is worth pointing out again that the Italian who was killed in Gaza was kidnapped by the same Salafist group that is behind the trouble in Jordan. If the Shia are successful with their agitation then Muslim Brotherhood is on the ascendancy. On top of these ethnic groups there are the Communists. A good question to ponder is whether or not Russia is also playing games behind the scenes (again).
Although I have not mentioned Libya in this article, I do want to contemplate the possibility that Russia is aiding and abetting Daffy Duck. The bloc that has remained against the NATO action in Libya – Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) have had a special relationship with Daffy Duck over the years. Prior to the start of the NATO and UN enforcement of the UN resolution 1973 it appears that Daffy did some sort of deal with these countries. It also explains why they have been pushing the Daffy propaganda. Daffy had imposed Communism in Libya and seemed to align himself with Russia. I think that the actions of the BRICS countries in relation to Libya might be worth watching. I do not trust any of them.