by Jane Jamison | February 7, 2011 3:21 am
The American media want us to believe that the Egyptian revolution is a student-led fairy-tale fight for free elections and democracy. This is very, very naive. However, anyone who believes otherwise is being branded a “kook conspiracist.”
Code Pink Founder Medea Benjamin in Cairo
The “official” journalistic talking point is that Muslim Brotherhood is just another “faction” trying to have a voice in the new government, that outside radical Islamists and leftists are not involved, and that Mohamed El Baradei is a “moderate” Nobel Peace Laureate to lead the country. (They skip that little part about him lying for years to the United Nations and the U.S. about the real nature and scope of Iran’s nuclear weapons development.)
To show how quickly things can sour, in just three days, while America was distracted with the Super Bowl, the noose started to tighten around Egypt’s “process” of regime change and Israel next door. Let’s review:
Trevor Loudon at “New Zeal” website reports late Sunday that American labor thugga-chieftain Richard Trumka is making overtures to the “new” coalition of Egyptian unions who are in the “overthrow Mubarak” camp:
From the Communist Party USA‘s Peoples World.
Egyptian workers…have broken away to form their own independent unions and federation and join the popular protests against President Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorial rule.
In a Jan. 30 declaration the new Egyptian Federation of Independent Unions said its demands include the right to organize and the right to work at a decent minimum wage, rather than be unemployed.
Like the other protesters, the new federation also demands Mubarak quit. The federation then called a general strike to back its demands.
The new federation, unveiled at a press conference in the jammed central Tahrir Square in Cairo, includes the Real Estate Tax Authority (RETA) workers, the Retired Workers Union, the Health Professionals Union, the Teachers Independent Union and several other independent unions.
The workers’ movement drew support from both AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and the International Trades Union Congress. Trumka said the new confederation’s role in the protests “inspires us and will not be forgotten…”
Trumka wrote to RETA President Kamal Abu Eita and to Kamal Abbas, director of the Independent Egyptian labor group, the Center for Trade Union Worker Services, that their “organizations symbolize the strength and courage of Egyptian workers and their families who have been standing up to repression for many years.”
Ayatollah Khamenei in Iran Predicts Israel, U.S. will be Destroyed in Islamic Revolution
“Uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia will spell an “irreparable defeat” for the United States, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday, adding that the recent wave of unrest sweeping through the Mideast was a result of Iran’s Islamic Revolution.
Khamenei said that “if they [protesters] are able to push this through then what will happen to the U.S. policies in the region will be an irreparable defeat for America. Today’s events in North of Africa, Egypt, Tunisia and certain other countries have another sense for the Iranian nation. They have special meaning. This is the same as ‘Islamic awakening…’
“Iran also warns that any opposition to the movement of the Egyptian people … will bring about the anger and hatred of all Muslims around the world,” the statement said.”
In just the past 24 hours, Mr. “Moderate” Al Baradei has suddenly taken a hard turn:
Mohamed ElBaradei, one of the key leaders of Egypt’s protest movement, has brought his country’s peace treaty with Israel into doubt in an interview with Der Spiegel.
From the Der Spiegel Interview:
SPIEGEL: Are you now saying that a government that included participation by the Muslim Brotherhood would continue on with Mubarak’s policies toward Israel?
ElBaradei: No. Something the Israelis also need to grasp is that it’s impossible to make peace with a single man. At the moment, they have a peace treaty with Mubarak, but not one with the Egyptian people. The Israelis should understand that it is in their long-term interest to have a democratic Egypt as a neighbor, and that it is prudent to acknowledge the legitimate interests of the Palestinians and to grant them their own state.
What ElBaradei is saying isn’t exactly surprising. He’s suggesting a more democratic government in Egypt would reflect Egyptian opinion and public sentiment, which is that Israel should do more to remove itself from Palestine and allow it to become an independent state.
While it may not be surprising, it may be unsettling to many hoping that the relationship between Israel and Egypt would remain “stable” in the wake of a new Egyptian government. Instead, it seems as if the relationship will change with Egypt pushing for changes in the region’s status quo, if a new democratic government does form.
[Read the full interview at Der Spiegel] 
Muslim Brotherhood officially “re-emerges” as political force, tells Japanese TV there will be no peace treaty with Israel
The Muslim Brotherhood, banned for 30 years by the Mubarak government, has been very low-key or downright confusing in all its communications with western media, but gave a very “insightful” interview with NHK TV, which was picked up by the Russian media:
Rashad al-Bayoumi said the peace treaty with Israel will be abolished after a provisional government is formed by the movement and other Egypt’s opposition parties.
“After President Mubarak steps down and a provisional government is formed, there is a need to dissolve the peace treaty with Israel,” al-Bayoumi said.”
U.S. “Charity” Code Pink Breaks Federal Law by Fund-raising to Overthrow Mubarak
Breitbart “Big Peace” contributors Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King have followed the political activities of Code Pink for years. They point out that radical activist group is has thumbing its nose at U.S. tax code by openly soliciting donations for two years to support the anti-Mubarak groups in Egypt. The latest web campaign Friday had supposedly raised $10,000.
There is no guarantee that Code Pink will spend the money solely on “flowers…blankets, food and medicines for the protesters in the streets.” As the group says at the end of the appeal, “Our CODEPINK team is on the ground in Cairo doing everything we can to support the movement.” Will the “CODEPINK team” dip into the donations to cover their expenses? Will they be buying hash, cigarettes and liquor in the Cairo streets or hookah bars? Will some of that money be used by protesters to buy Molotov cocktail supplies, or worse?
Code Pink has a history of working with and giving humanitarian aid to terrorist groups like Hamas. It passes itself off as non-violent but supports those who engage in violence against America and her allies—especially Israel. Code Pink knows that humanitarian aid relieves pressure on groups to provide the basics to combatants and their families so that the tools of revolution can be bought and morale maintained.
Betsy Galliher at American Thinker says what Code Pink is doing under its “tax exempt” shelter as a “charity” cannot possibly be legal, but who in the Obama administration will question them?
“Code Pink is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, classified as a 501(c)(3):
To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates. (www.IRS.gov/charities/charitable.html)”
Besides the fund-raising for the Mubarak overthrow in Egypt, Code Pink co-sponsored a rally of 1,0000 protesters against a meetings of a conservative group held a fund-raiser for California governor Jerry Brown last fall, and raised $600,000 for the Fallujah, Iraq village where American personnel were tortured, murdered, burned and hung. The group supports dictators such as Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and Fidel Castro in Cuba.
Why isn’t the media asking questions about all this of Barack Obama? Clearly, there is much more at play in Egypt than a group of college students. Radical Islamists are accepting help from around the world to create enough chaos to move in and take over.
Previously on UNCOVERAGE.net:
: Cross-posted at UNCOVERAGE.net
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