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Another viewpoint on the turmoil in Egypt

Media ‘pundits’ are eager to blame the timing of the protests in Egypt on economic hardships. Citing Egypt’s jobless and inordinate poverty, they would have us believe that the American ‘social media’ has prompted and aided the protests.

They would have us believe that in spite of the fact that the Egyptians cry over the price of wheat, they have cell phones and access to social media. We are to accept that the poor, hungry, and jobless Egyptians are revolting against their lot by ‘tweeting’ in English. Their access to modern technology aside, we are told to accept that the knowledge of English among 80 million Egyptians is so strong that they can ‘tweet’ — fully comfortable with tweeter abbreviations and acronyms.

When Iran’s opposition leader, Mir-Hossein Mousavi compared the Egypt uprising to the 2009 post-election protests in Iran, he had a point. Both had an outside source. During the 2009 protests in Iran, ‘tweets’ were traced back to Israel. The rumors and support for the “opposition” initiated in the West though Tehran Bureau — partnered with the American PBS. A CNN desk was created to give the protests full coverage.

America has been attempting to undermine Iran’s government for over 30 years. The media has helped to demonize the regime. Why would the media treat this obedient tyrant [Hosni Mubarak] the same way? The mainstream media, as well as the ‘left’ are reporting on Egypt’s protests round the clock. It is important to ask why.

Mubarak is dying. Fearful of losing an important ally in Egypt’s Mubarak, the political elite in America have undertaken a calculated risk: siding with the Egyptians to promote ‘democracy’ – hoping to help put in place one of their own.

[Excerpt of an article by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich]


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