Egypt, Legacy of Bush & Blair?

Is the policy of regime change coming to fruition? Revolutions across the Arab world and Iran appear to be vindicating the aggression of George Bush and Tony Blair. Regime change, imposed from outside, has been adopted from within. By citizens, by peace, and by justice.
It’s difficult for some to understand the boiling frustration and anger felt by those with socialist values, who believed that the policy of regime change was a great act of great benevolence by the western powers, only to be accused of being evil war-criminals by our friends and comrades.
We were accused of hate, imperialism and imposing western values on others. We argued back forcefully, but as Iraq descended into hell, our arguments were ground into silence. Beheadings, live on the internet, were the results or our benevolence. Kidnappings, criminals, and tribal genocide became the new regime.
We were found to be wrong, while the anti-war movement was found to be right. But rather than accept that our motives were pure, but our arguments were wrong, they attacked us with seething spite. It was never the outcome that they pointed to, but the evil in our hearts for promoting such a policy.
There were moments of optimism. The horror of what the Arabs did to themselves caused them to question their own values and societies that could create such nihilism, and question their criticism of the western world. The dogma that had held the Arabs back was being eroded by the horror that was Iraq. Then the eventual success of democratic politics in that country proved that it was possible, that representative government is an alternative.
The failure of the Arabs to become one nation seemed to be reversed, as 200 televisions channels appeared across the Arabia to bring them together. The various dialects of Arab, blended into a new language, named Media Arab, to allow them to communicate, for the first time in centuries. Iraq must have played a considerable role in this reforming development, but Al-Jazeera existed before the war, so it was difficult to claim much credit for the policy of regime change.
Maybe I was in denial with the desperation of some of my arguments by this time. I said that historians would consider the Iraq war to be similar to the French revolution, in that you wouldn’t wish your worst enemy to live through it, but it was very influential on the region. No one wanted to buy into this argument, but I wonder if that will change now.
By the end of the Iraq war, I was bitter about the sheer incompetence and the lack of an American plan. If we’d be able to go back and do it again, we’d do it right, but the benefit of hindsight is of little use to the past, and the future is dictated by the past. There would be no more wars of liberation after this.
I reminded people of the joke by the late great American comedian, George Burns, who once said, “When you’re young, you can do whatever you want, but don’t know how. When you’re old, you know how, but you can’t.” There would be no more regime change, because there was no political will.
Mubarak seems to have learned from the Iraq war. In his efforts to quell the revolt, his most intelligent and ruthless policy has been to remove the state, in hope of creating the fear of chaos that existed in post-invasion Bagdad. Most visibly, the Police have disappeared from the streets of the major cities.
But at the time of writing, 31st Jan, the policy appears to have backfired. Ordinary citizens are banding together to form civil militias to protect their property from looting. One journalist tells to 15 checkpoints in a one mile journey. Meanwhile, the troublesome gangs of young men on the streets of Cairo are picking up litter and offering to help carry people’s bags.
The days are early in this people’s revolt. The question of whether the reputations of George Bush and Tony Blair will be vindicated in the writing of history is still too early to tell. But it does seem to be pointing that way.

One Response to Egypt, Legacy of Bush & Blair?

  1. Arnold Peabody says:

    In 1913 when the Federal Reserve Act was passed, Congressman Lindberg  said “ This Act establishes the most gigantic trust on earth ….When the President signs this Act, the invisible government by the money power, proven to exist by the Money Trust Investigation, will be legalized ”

    Worldwide mergers, acquisitions, privatisation of central banks and national assets as well as deregulation over the past twenty five years has facilitated the worldwide control of its people by the few. It is in this light the Iraq war, the dissatisfaction with Iran, the recent unrest in Nigeria, Tunisia, Egypt etc .and the Megrahi Libya affair should be viewed.
    The policies of the present UK government facilitate and enhance the aims of the communist type New World Order – he selling off of un taxed assets (forests for the moment)is a typical example.

    Central banks dominate governments by their ability to control treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence co-operative politicians by subsequent rewards in the business word.
    Interestingly, Tony Blair commenced work for JP Morgan Chase just six months after leaving office. JP Morgan Chase, a firm with assets of $1.5 trillion and operations in more than 50 countries owns 71% of BP.
    The mortgage and debt crises did not just happen. It was a well thought out scheme which ensured a compliant workforce whilst facilitating the New World Order
    1983 Jacob Rothschild “two broad types of giant institutions, the worldwide financial service company and the international commercial bank with a global trading competence, may converge to form the ultimate, all-powerful, many-headed financial conglomerate”
     In western democracies the people are deliberately  ill informed, misinformation and half truths are fed to the them by supposed people of integrity including their elected representatives.
    The politicians have little or no training in the affairs of state. Many, once elected  are more interested in protecting their own interests than does of the state.
    The politicians including the second house (UK)is full of Lords and Ladies who on their own admission  (declared interests) are involved with the same multinational corporations/financial institutions which manipulate governments and deliberately deprive the people of a voice.
    The people of Britain do not elect their prime minister nor does he pledge allegiance to them.
    Iran and Iraq had the temerity to nationalist their assets when they discovered the oil companies were fleecing them. As a result Iraq was invaded on the pretext of having weapons of mass destruction.
    Subsequently , 26th November 2010 BASRA, Iraq: A multibillion-dollar final deal between Iraq and Royal Dutch Shell to capture flared gas at southern oilfields is expected to be signed. An oil deal between Iran and Iraqi signed in accordance to the international treaty of joint oil and gas fields.
    18 January 2010The European Union and the Republic of Iraq signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a “Strategic Energy Partnership.

    The media conglomerates are owned /controlled by the same 2% of the population. Corruption is rife where ever one looks.

    Thursday 25th November 2010, in an interview on RV on Mr Nirj Diva,
    MEP (Conservative Party’s Development Spokesman in the European)
    Said
    “ .. Britain’s are totally unaware Brussels makes 75% of legislation that its people live under …They are trying to create a country called the EU” – the elites require it but not the people….Free Trade is not working – the rates of growth should adjust to the comparative market – that has not happened – Germany is booming while other states face bailouts….4 billion euros – 5% of the budget – disappears from the EU budget every year which is why Parliament has not signed off on the accounts……The Media are not interested in covering the parliament .

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