Two of the most unlikely news bedfellows, Russian Television and the Jerusalem Post, are reporting that fresh Wikileaks-released cables show Washington has been backing the protests in Egypt.
“The U.S. government had been planning to topple the Egyptian president for the past three years _ that is, according to diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks,” RT reported Saturday.
The Jerusalem Post said a 2008 cable revealed the American plans.
“The cable outlines how the State Department helped an Egyptian pro-democracy activist attend a “Youth Movements Summit’ in New York and how the unnamed activist presented an ‘unwritten plan’ for democratic transition in 2011.’”
The cables also indicated the U.S. had applied pressure to have three dissidents associated with the pro-democracy activist released from prison. The Post published the cable on its Website. The original address is: http://wikileaks.ca/cable/2008/12/08CAIRO2572.html.
Certainly the Berlin Wall didn’t fall on its own. Psyops had been under way for more than 40 years. In addition to whatever operations conducted by the CIA, the electronic world suddenly awakened the sleeping sphinx.
Mainstream journalists had been ignoring all the signs. They over-estimated American control of one of its most important allies. When Egypt thought it could shut down the protest by blocking the Internet, protesters found other ways to communicate. After all, like Wikileaks, they had the entire geek world community on their side. After watching what happened in Tunisa, the wiki communities were ready.
Of course it would be among the most ironic developments in world history if American claims that democracy would stop the Islamic threat turned out to be true. But only time will tell who follows Ben Ali and Mubarak.