Friday, February 18, 2011

Pretty Interesting!

I am not quoting the whole article, because it would eat up the brain :) but interesting excerpts from it! It's actually an interview with K R Bolton, a writer and an analyst. I found his views pretty logical.

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"Color Coded" Egypt; Did US-backed NGOs Help to Topple Mubarak

By Mike Whitney

February 16, 2011
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Information Clearing House" -- 

MW----Do we know whether foreign agents or US-backed NGOs participated in the demonstrations in Tahrir Square? Could they have played a part in toppling Mubarak?

K R Bolton--The revolts in Tunisia, Egypt and as they are spreading further afield have all the hallmarks of the NED/Soros “color revolutions” that were fomented in the former Soviet bloc states and in Myanmar and elsewhere. They all follow the same pattern and many years of planning, training and funding have gone into the ridiculously called “spontaneous” (sic) revolts.

The organizations that have spent years and much money creating revolutionary organizations in Tunisia, Egypt and elsewhere include the National Endowment for Democracy, USAID, International Republican Institute, Freedom House, Open Society Institute, and an array of fronts stemming therefrom, including: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, Center for International Private Enterprise, and the American Center for International Labor Solidarity.

These organizations have for years been backing Egyptian “activists.” Freedom House for e.g. trained 16 young Egyptian “activists” in 2009 in a two month scholarship.

A few days ago the New York reported the association between the April 6 Youth movement, and Optor, the Serbian youth movement that was pivotal in overthrowing Milosevic for the benefit of globalism and the free market. Now April 6 is addressing youths form Libya, Iran, Morocco and Algeria. (“A Tunisian-Egyptian Link that Shook Arab History,” New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/14/world/middleeast/14egypt-tunisia-protests..html).

MW---Whether US-backed activists were involved in the demonstrations or not, don't you think that the vast labor unrest across the country suggests that "homegrown" organizations are the real force that is driving the revolution?

K R Bolton--There do not seem to be any ‘homegrown’ organisations that have played a leading role in the revolts. The labor unions for example were organized, trained and funded by NED. The American Center for International Labor Solidarity works in conjunction with the Center for International Private Enterprise, and is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, National Endowment for Democracy, U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Labor, AFL-CIO, private foundations, and national and international labor organizations. What kind of labor organisation collaborates with those who promote globalisation and the free market?

One of the organizations especially created to sponsor pro-globalist unions is the NED-based Solidarity Center that has been involved with recreating the labor movement in Egypt. NED’s 2009 report for grants includes $318,75 to the American Center for International Labor Solidarity for their program in Egypt; in addition to an array of other organizations in Egypt, and especially those directed at training “youth activists” in social media networking and other features of “spontaneous revolt.”


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Anybody who is further interested, may read the rest of the pakao article on the link quoted on top of the post.

Kashif's Abbasi's interview of Shah Mahmood Qureshi was cool today :D. I normally don't watch that program, but happened to glance at the repeat program, watched so avidly by Mum and Dad, and caught quite a few glad words from his side. To think I had categorized him in the line of morons that make up our top leadership! Glad I was wrong!

And guess what! Remember the crazy cravings? And remember how I wasn't able to get the plain cake (because the bakery had run out of it)? Today in the morning, when I woke up, saw a packed box on the table. :D:D Pata chala keh some blessed guy got engaged and his dad (our dad's friend) sent in a PLAIN CAKE as a 'Mubarak baad thingie' .. eh eh eh. How's that for a 'khwaish poori hona'...

Now if I had asked for a 1400+ score in GRE....... hmmmmm I wonderrrrr.....

5 comments:

majworld said...

these news channels make one mad really :S..nothing productive come out of these anchors and they waste time of public too and take peace out of their life..nd i really miss hvng black forest cake :(

Uni said...

@majworld
Lol. Most of the times, yes. But sometimes, we hear good stuff from people from whom we didn't expect good stuff.. so it makes the talk shows worthwhile.

Black forest? Lol. You'll find way better cakes over at your place y'know. Bakery items are not that delicious here, as compared to bakeries abroad.

Thanks for dropping by!

majworld said...

ahan..vl try sometime then..

Zohair said...

Go here: http://www.movements.org/

Now go here: http://www.movements.org/pages/sponsors
and scroll down.

Get the picture?

Uni said...

@Zohair
*gapes*

That's like staring-in-the-face OBVIOUS now :S:S:S

We don't have any pretext of saying that this whole Arab movement was JUST a people's initiative etc etc etc!

Thanks for dropping by!