The United States and other Capitalist nations have a policy of self-interest but are sugar coated with sweet words to appease the public opinion.
With regards to Egypt, the United States has been pouring $1.5 billion each year for military aid and similar amount for economic aid. That amounts to almost $60 billion over the past 3 decades. The United States has been fully aware of imprisonment and torture of all political, religious voices in Egypt and the corruption at a systemic level. She supported Mubarak till his last days, she then supported the SCAF, and then Morsi and his Islamist government. Now it is the turn of Sisi and the old regime with a new face to receive support from the States.
The US has now agreed to continue to release the military aid to Egypt which was frozen over the past years or so due to the uncertainty. In other words the US will be paying the Egyptians to ensure their interests will be fulfilled in the region and Egypt can continue to be its lacky.
Although strict conditions have been put in place that go with the aid, however ‘The conditions include free and fair elections and the right to free assembly. However, Congress also passed a waiver that allows the secretary of state to sidestep the conditions if necessary for national security.’
If only all journalists were this honest and objective and if only all politicians were honest and objective.
On 28th May 2012, the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey said: “the Pentagon is ready for the option of military intervention to end the violence in Syria”.
It took them over 16 months to say that, which indicates that the West is afraid of real change in Syria unlike the change of face that occurred in other parts of the Arab world. I say let the people of Syria decide it’s own future. They do not want the solution of Tunisia, Libya, Yemen and Egypt.
IS THIS FREE SPEECH? SUBSTITUTE the word Muslims with Blacks, Irish, Jews or Hindus and then see if this sign is really funny:
Steven Green, a former American solider serving 5 life terms for raping a 14 year old Iraqi girl and killing her parents and sister admits that he thought iraqi civilians were not human. All this because of what he says crimes fuelled by experiences in iraq’s violent ‘Triangle of Death’ where two of his sergeants were gunned down.
Green said those deaths ‘messed me up real bad.’ ‘There’s not a word that would describe how much I hated these people,’ Green said. ‘I wasn’t thinking these people were humans.’
Green after the killing of his sergeants, talked frequently of wanting to kill Iraqis.
The following is an extract taken from the Daily Mail newspaper. ‘At the Iraqi home, Barker and Cortez pulled Abeer into one room, while Green held the mother, father and youngest daughter in another.
Pfc. Jesse V. Spielman, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, stood guard in the hall. As Barker and Cortez raped the teen, Green shot the three family members, killing them.
He then went into the next room and raped Abeer, before shooting her in the head. The soldiers lit her remains on fire before leaving. Another soldier stood watch a few miles away at the checkpoint.’
You can read the full article here.
If this is the trauma and after shock that a trained solider can feel; can you imagine how the ordinary Iraqi civilian must feel. How they have to live each day watching the foreign occupiers, raping their land of resources and whatever they can.
The war in Iraq, is an illegal occupation that has no standing in international law. The war must end now; the foreign troops must evacuate and allow the Iraqi’s to decide their own future.
According to further wikileaks, the following is the world view through the eye of the American administration:
1: Germany’s Angela Merkel as risk-averse
2: Russia’s Vladimir Putin as an “alpha dog”.
3: France, whose President Nicolas Sarkozy is compared to an “emperor with no clothes”, “thin-skinned” and “authoritarian”.
4: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as “feckless” and “vain”.