— The Erimtan Angle —

 

‘Join Avi Oren and American Empire as we explore the phenomenon referred to by the west as the Color Revolutions that are sweeping the globe. We explore the US/CIA involvement in “spreading democracy” around the world and the negative impact it has on the people’s so desperately wanting change in their home countries. Are authentic revolutions based in actual human suffering being hijacked by US foreign policy to enact the desires of Washington? What role do NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) play in these revolutions? Is the CIA and White House involved in the practice and spread of revolution as a tool for regime change? Who are the organizations, names and faces of the perpetrators? (5July 2014)’.

As I wrote at the end of February 2011, while the Egyptian revolution was unfolding: “Following the breakup of the Soviet Empire, the proliferation of color revolutions throughout former Communist countries also appeared spontaneous and driven by the popular will. In hindsight, however, it has come to light that their organization and planning was funded by the West. Rather than spontaneous and popular, nowadays these ‘revolutions’ have often been called ‘orchestrated’. The people of Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan were manipulated by U.S. intelligence agencies and NGOs like Freedom House and the Albert Einstein Institution to overthrow their pro-Russian leadership. So, what about the recent events in Egypt? Is the Middle East now being remade in the shadow of Zbigniew Brzezinski’s ‘arc of crisis’? In this context, Gene Sharp and the Albert Einstein Institution appear crucial. Sharp, also known as the ‘Machiavelli of nonviolence’ or the ‘Clausewitz of nonviolent warfare’, has written a great many books on ‘Civilian-Based Defense’ and democracy that can serve as blueprints for popular uprisings against authoritarian regimes. On the institution’s website many books, such as From Dictatorship to Democracy, are available for free download in many languages, including Arabic. The protestors in Tahrir Square time and again stressed the peaceful nature of their actions, only to be violently disrupted by pro-Mubarak or ‘pro-stability’ activists on horseback and mounted on camels one day, leading to significant casualties and fatalities”.[1]

 

[1] C. Erimtan, “Behind the scenes of Egypt’s revolution” Hürriyet Daily News (27 Feb 2011). http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/default.aspx?pageid=438&n=behind-the-scenes-of-egypt8217s-revolution-2011-02-24.

 

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