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"[The revolution in Egypt] has the potential to weaken the US posture," Cole summarized in an interview. "If Egypt becomes more pluralistic, then the US won't lose influence completely, but it will be harder to exercise. Certainly, it will be much more difficult to issue fiats."
The weakening of US economic and diplomatic power in the region stemmed from Washington's relationship with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
"If the US could persuade Mubarak to do something in Egypt, it would be adopted," he said.
Whoever emerges as the new ruler will surely need to take orders from Washington
...Personally I think the Powers that Be would like people to pretty much rebel everywhere including here because the whole world wide banking system and it's phony debits and credits are so out of whack there is no real face saving way now to repair it.
The best move is to let the people in each nation rebel, then have the corporations that control all the resources that make urban life possible step in and help set up the next corrupt systems with the same people in the shadows pulling the stings on that too.....