Dec 10, 2013
Dispatches From Cairo: Manipulating the Mob
Posted on Sep 12, 2011
Of course this means spies, agents for those seeking to manipulate—the old thug regime cabal, the SCAF mandarinate, Israel, the U.S., Saudi Arabia, the Bilderberg Group. Some people ask where was the army until the embassy attack was well under way—at which point the army rushed in and the casualties began. Of course there were no police here earlier; surely they weren’t in the crowd as thug/agitators as usual?
Now I suppose that you think of these unruly Egyptians as out-of-control car-burning, rioting criminals … and the foreign press has delighted in crying out that criminality is on the rise in Egypt. Yes, a car was stolen, a girl was groped, some small crimes happened. … Just remember this: With the exceptional reappearance in the past month of a few timid traffic-control white-jackets, there have been no police here for seven months. No police. Can you imagine the USA for one week with no police? There would be nothing left. There would be slaughter and destruction. Egyptians are truly good and faithful people who value morality and virtue and obedience to their God. They believe in right and wrong.
But they are easily misled.
So we were a little terrified to see a number of foreign journalists indiscriminately accused and pushed around on Saturday, cameras broken, crowds yelling, those mob-dumbed faces yelling “Israeli spy” once again, at people like my blond Dutch journalist friend. I dared not leave my flat with a notebook or a camera, but that has subsided, and some of those awakening out of the pack-consciousness back into their own discerning awareness are ashamed and regretful. My neighbors, who were ill at ease this morning, were laughing and bickering about normal things after the evening prayer.
But what are these other agendas? How many? Which are in whose interest? And which will dominate? Is this a shared intention to keep the rubble dust and smoke in the air, obscuring the nature of the endgame?
Insha allah, in the coming days there will be a new page and the people will regain some effectiveness and insight. I hope it will be led by the people who understand the big picture and how to make it all work to achieve a new and better Egypt. As we hope and pray that the coming changes in the world will bring a better life for all.
May we have the strength and enough time to learn strategy and focus and put them to use while the ball is still in play.
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