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After Mubarak, U.S. Intelligence Officers Look to Monitor Mideast 'Aftershocks'

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posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 04:35 PM
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After Mubarak, U.S. Intelligence Officers Look to Monitor Mideast 'Aftershocks'


www.foxnews.com

Trying to stay ahead of that wave, the CIA has put together a 35-member task force to look at where the uprisings might spread next. The sudden revolt in Egypt took the global community by surprise, and U.S. intelligence officers are looking at several different factors to gauge where and if this movement might spread -- they will look at the role of the Internet and social networking, the allegiance of various militaries, the youth and the unmet expectations of those who live in these countries
(visit the link for the full news article)


edit on 2/12/2011 by semperfortis because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 04:35 PM
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The CIA is JUST NOW doing this ?????

Fox had a TV interview on this Today .. no link yet

Who actually believes the CIA is "asleep" on the Middle East situations ?



According to U.S. officials, all CIA station chiefs are being immediately tasked with examining these factors, including the strength of opposition movements, in their assigned countries.


Only NOW, not last week or last decade ?

how about right after Tunisia ?


Could the U.S. public be this gullible ?

or is Obama really this s-l-o-w-w ?


the whole Fox article is full of general statements.



www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 04:39 PM
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You can bet they'll be taking a look at certain posts on ATS.



posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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No real surprise here look what the DNI has to say about the Muslim Brotherhood!

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper


There's lots of speculation going on over the fast-breaking events in Egypt -- but Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's claim yesterday on Capitol Hill that the Muslim Brotherhood is "largely secular" and has "eschewed violence" doesn't need to be speculated upon.

The Brotherhood has not only described itself as an Islamist group, committed to implementing Sharia law, it spawned Egyptian Islamic Jihad -- which offed Anwar Sadat in 1981 and later joined forces with Al Qaeda. Another Brotherhood offshoot is Hamas, the terrorist group that holds Gaza in its bloody grip. It's no fan of the Camp David peace accords with Israel, either.


Sounds like Obama administration is all over it as usual!



posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 04:44 PM
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Originally posted by DevilDog0311
You can bet they'll be taking a look at certain posts on ATS.


Perhaps ALL the Intel agencies SHOULD look here !!

ATS seems to "get it right" a lot of times !

Maybe the Intel agencies need to post questions and different scenarios for OUR analysis !!

The Middle Eastern posters have some pretty good info ahead of time !



posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by xuenchen
The CIA is JUST NOW doing this ?????

lmao

love ur sarcasm


yes they do think the majority of
the populace is THAT gullible.
And they are right,
they are gullible.

Glad you and I and a few here
at ATS are not included in
that demographic.

hahahahaha

this is just eye candy for the public.

edit on 2/11/2011 by boondock-saint because: spelling



posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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Originally posted by xuenchen
Maybe the Intel agencies need to post questions and different scenarios for OUR analysis !!

lol

my analysis is short and sweet.

the CIA needs some MAJOR house cleaning.



posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 04:53 PM
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reply to post by xuenchen
 


They know exactly who will be next, for they are the conductor and the world is their orchestra.



posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 04:56 PM
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Originally posted by lestweforget
They know exactly who will be next, for they are the conductor and the world is their orchestra.

geez, that sounds exactly like
something I would say, lol.

star 4 u



posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 04:58 PM
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you might wanna check this thread out
as it may be related

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 04:59 PM
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Took them by surprise?

Lets get real, are they not already in the middle east all over?

They got plants/ops all over already...

How to believe anything on MSM or the government.

It's alright though it's *for our protection*..



posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 04:59 PM
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Does anybody think the "Business Class" is involved for the long term ?


www.abovetopsecret.com...


if so, what is the "Target" in Egypt especially ?

natural resources, factories, other merchant trade ?

is the "Business Class" running the Intel agencies ?



posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 05:01 PM
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Originally posted by hillynilly
Took them by surprise?

Lets get real, are they not already in the middle east all over?

They got plants/ops all over already...

How to believe anything on MSM or the government.

It's alright though it's *for our protection*..



YES,

as they say "on the job" :

Its for YOUR protection as well as OURS" !

great thought !



posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 05:07 PM
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Originally posted by xuenchen
Does anybody think the "Business Class" is involved for the long term ?


www.abovetopsecret.com...


if so, what is the "Target" in Egypt especially ?

natural resources, factories, other merchant trade ?

is the "Business Class" running the Intel agencies ?



THE SUEZ CANAL!!! Most importantly!

They probably also want to keep an eye on
* Muhammad Muhammad*
blowing themselves up (cause they WILL do it)



posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 05:19 PM
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Just some food for thought;
If Mubarak is an American puppet and the US is controlled by zionist Jews one has to ask why does Israel want
civil unrest in Egypt? Could it be that this is just the beggining of the destabilisation of the Middle East? Seems plausible considering the article from the OP.

Also the only way Israel can fully regain Jerusalem and acheive their ideological goals would be through a war against all the Arab nations.



posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 05:37 PM
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This is the problem..

SPENDING BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND BILLIONS of dollars to stick your nose in other peoples business.

IS ALL THIS REALLY TO SAVE AMERICAN LIVES!?



posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 05:37 PM
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posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 05:39 PM
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Originally posted by DevilDog0311
You can bet they'll be taking a look at certain posts on ATS.


I think it's relatively doubtful.

Somehow, I have always come away with the impression that any rational analysis of the ATS community would determine that we are not threatening the status quo.

We have an explicit policy of not accepting activism and proselytizing in any regard that excludes a classical free forum concept. This is to say that while at times we may overwhelmingly agree about the folly or offensive nature of particular policies, we do not exclude from the dialog the counter position. We do not discourage or endorse organizing but we will not participate within the forum.

The CIA needs to focus on those forums that are strictly polarized. And frankly, they do have their hands full (which is not to say they couldn't be doing a much better job - but there is a reason for that.)

The reason?.... Because, in my humble opinion, I think the CIA is not really a "national" agency. Their known conduct seems to bely that notion. I would say that they are - in practice - (or "de facto," as one Egyptian diplomat said recently) a corporate intelligence agency and paramilitary operation.... not very unlike Xe (Blackwater) among others. In the past their operations (overwhelmingly) have caused the most intense and dangerous hatred for the country.... do you think a government agency would endanger her citizens for the benefit of corporate empire? No. By definition, the agency has behaved as an 'agent' of interests 'other than' national security. Adding political theater into the mix just makes it 'appear' as if tax-payers should be paying for CIA enterprises and ventures. But in the end, we seem to prop up who ever serves our purpose, and we interfere with those who don't join the game plan. Ethics aside, the CIA has issues.

The CIA is manned by many people... some patriots, some entrepreneurs, some lost souls, some geniuses, some mild (or severe) sociopaths.... just like real life (go figure).... as such it can only be inferred that the inadequacies are a function of poor or nonexistent management... or, heaven forbid, a callous disregard for the nation, in deference to ... other interests.

The fact that they were caught "unaware" (and by extension we were) was because it was not part of their leadership's agenda. Resources were not 'engaged,' which is not to say they were just living the good life in Egypt, fat, dumb, and happy. They were probably myopically focused on all things Al Qaeda and the theater of 'necessary preemptive war.'

Perhaps this sounds too 'out there' for some.... I hope I haven't caused offense.... There are handful of people who foster this paradigm in there... most of them do what they are supposed to.



posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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WASHINGTON – Declaring history in the making, President Barack Obama assured Egyptians on Thursday the U.S. will help its Middle Eastern ally shift from chaos to democracy — provided the government change is genuine. But Hosni Mubarak's refusal to quit sowed more doubts.


"history in the making"

I wonder how and by who "history will be written today ?


news.yahoo.com...



Asked about the uncertainty ahead, especially with respect to the role of the military, presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs said, "I don't think we have to fear democracy."


I wonder just WHAT "fear" would come from democracy ?

does Gibbs know ?


news.yahoo.com...



Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, told her Twitter followers that the young people of Egypt were leading the country to democracy. "Their actions are an inspiration to the world," she wrote.


if Mubarak WAS an ally of the U.S., WHY would "Nancy" say what She said ??

and,


"I like to be optimistic at this time," said Rep. Nita Lowey of New York, the top Democrat on the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees foreign aid. She called the events in Egypt "momentous for the region and the world."


General statements for the "public"......



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