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The American Embassy in Cairo helped a young dissident attend a US-sponsored summit for activists in New York, while working to keep his identity secret from Egyptian state police.
On his return to Cairo in December 2008, the activist told US diplomats that an alliance of opposition groups had drawn up a plan to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak and install a democratic government in 2011.
The secret document in full
He has already been arrested by Egyptian security in connection with the demonstrations and his identity is being protected by The Daily Telegraph.
Civil aviation and tourism officials agree to begin 28 weekly flights between the two countries, though a start date is unclear. The deal could be 'a prelude' to renewed diplomatic ties for the regional rivals.
Originally posted by stephinrazin
I would say that is a leap to assume the US is responsible. Because ONE man went to political training with the aid of the US embassy hardly supports the assertion the US is behind thousands taking to the streets. It is interesting, but hardly conclusive. Now it may very well be that the US is in some form behind these events, but this article does not prove it. Good find though, and it does make you think. I have been thinking that a clash of civilizations would rapidly heat up with "radical" changes in Middle Eastern governments. The way the elite work there are always levels upon levels, and we never really figure it all out until years later.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Strange story and hardly a condemnation but certainly something to stuff into the back of the brain,,,just in case, A lot of things that may not on the surface appear to be connected sometimes do turn out to be.
This might be somehow related or at least it gives some insight into the relationships over the past two years. (I think this is the WikiLeaks "cables" but they're not using the W-word): Cables: Egypt, US clash over democracy
reply to post by searching4truth
Iran will no doubt be weighing in soon. Remember that Egypt was thought to be helping Iran get around the sanctions sometime around in the middle of 2010. Remember also that an "enemy of my enemy" sort of relationship was beginning to build in general in the ME.edit on 1/28/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)
Obama Stands Firm on Restrained Response to Iran Protests
Published June 22, 2009
President Obama is sticking with his call for a restrained U.S. response to Iran's post-election protests as pressure mounts from the GOP for him to "lead" by declaring his support for the country's pro-reform demonstrations.
"The last thing that I want to do is to have the United States be a foil for those forces inside Iran who would love nothing better than to make this an argument about the United States," Obama said in an interview broadcast Monday on CBS' "The Early Show."
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In his sermon today, Tehran interim Friday prayer leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami said that in contrast to the U.S.'s dream of a new Middle East under its domination, a new Middle East based on Islamic principles is now taking shape.
Stating that the popular uprisings in the Arab world herald the creation of "an Islamic Middle East" based on the religion and religious democracy – in contrast to claims by former U.S. secretary of state Condoleezza Rice that a new Middle East would be developed under the leadership of the U.S. and Israel – he underlined that this ongoing unrest is the aftershock of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.
He added that the recent uprisings in the Arab world have Islamic support, as people poured into the streets with the slogan of "Allahu Akhbar (Allah is the Greatest)."
The Alliance for Youth Movements (AYM) began with a December 2008 summit in New York City to identify, convene, and engage 21st century movements online for the first time in history. The United States Department of State partnered with Facebook, Howcast, MTV, Google, YouTube, AT&T, JetBlue, Gen-Next, Access 360 Media, and Columbia Law School to launch a global network and empower young people mobilizing against violence and oppression.
Founders of AYM include Jared Cohen, former advisor to both Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton and now Director of Google Ideas at Google, Jason Liebman, CEO and co-founder of Howcast and Roman Tsunder, co-founder of Access 360 Media.
Speakers at the 2008 summit included actress Whoopi Goldberg, Facebook Co-Founder Dustin Moskovitz, The Obama Campaign’s New Media Team, and then-current Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs of the United States James K. Glassman.
In March 2009 U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced and endorsed the Second Alliance for Youth Movements Summit, which was held October 14–16, 2009, in Mexico City . This Summit explored the role of technology in mobilizing young people working to end violence throughout Latin America and around the world. Young delegates, described by Secretary Clinton as “the vanguard of a rising generation of citizen activists,” were joined by more than 15 private and public partners, including the world’s leading technology companies. Together they launched discussions on how to best use the latest technological tools to catalyze change, build movements, and transform lives.
reply to post by undo
Your post made me think of a dream I had recently where such a 'Muslim Brotherhood' gained control of a previously West-allied nation state. All the Western Elite that were living in the country were rounded up and savagely murdered by hate-spewing fundamentalist jihadis, dressed like the Moors whom the British Crusaders went to war against in the Middle Ages.
It was bizarre to see so many of the powerful Elite being so scared of what might happen to them (they were caught off guard and unprepared for the attack). I remember being confused at own reaction; sympathy and support towards these aristocratic Westerners I'd previously considered fascist and dictatorial/ running conspiracies 'left, right & centre'. What clinched it was the 'death camps' the Jihadis had created; rough-shod execution cages, where even women and children were being massacred daily.
In the dream I became part of an uprising to remove the murdering b'stards stranglehold on the nation.
I just remembered that in the dream, these fundamentalist murderers (please don't think I'm anti-Muslim, I'm not) arrived in the nation via TUNNELS. Now I think about it, isn't there a tunnel from Palestine to Egypt? That's frickin' scary.
Some of my dreams have proven prophetic in the past; I hope not this one. It was terrible - I was soaked in the blood of those being executed at one point; hideous...