The truth may set you free, but finding the truth is like playing tennis. You don't get a hint of it until you've returned the volley about three or four times. The mainstream media counts on the masses never returning what's served up. Journalism today has become a caricature not unlike what Robert Lynd describes by saying "Research without an actively selective point of view is like the ditty bag of an idiot, filled with bits of pebbles, straw, feathers and other random hoardings."
Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Matt Latimer, Robert Baer and "When Bush Caved In To Egypt" Through A Coptic Christian's Eyes
Bush Was Not Thomas Jefferson and Jefferson Was Not Spartacus
By Winsip Custer CPW News Service
Antwan Sumawi El Zabari is an articulate Egyptian critic of America's historic hypocrisy. He is a Coptic Christian friend of Ayman Nour, one of Egypt's most outspoken critics of American-Egyptian policies in the Middle East that have kept Hosni Mubarak in power for thirty years and kept the truth of America's hypocrisy out of the American media. He has described the situation in the Middle East as being like a three legged stool with one leg significantly longer than the other two legs which are quite wobbly....the largest leg being America's overshadowing influence empowered by an American electorate with the mind of a two year old with very big toys, the other two being Israel with its status as a lightening rod among Arabs not unlike the Biblical story of Joseph's ugly relationship with his brothers and the third being the United Arab peoples with their proclivity toward lopping off heads, hands and arms the closer one gets to Mecca . Religiously speaking the stool's legs are the three houses of Abraham that often act like children at the bedside of their parent warring over the land, cattle, house and furnishings. Just substitute the West Bank, the Suez and oil," said El Zabari.
The "wobbly stool" of American-Middle East Relations
Mr. El Zabari has been following the messages of American insiders for decades. Matt Latimer, former George W. Bush speech writer, has been of particular interest to Mr. El Zabari in his January 30th, 2011 article titled "When Bush Caved In To Egypt" in the Daily Beast.
"Egypt was a particular concern for Bush. Early in 2008, Bush told an assembly of the presidential speech writing staff that the Mubarak regime was his biggest disappointment. Bush had hoped that the country, with its educated, productive populace, might lead the way for democratic reform in the Middle East, but a crusty apparatchik stood in the way. Nothing was likely to change in Egypt, Bush said, until Mubarak was gone," read Zabari from his laptop computer at the corner Starbucks in Georgetown not far from the Capital. He read on about how Latimer handled the situation....
"To give the speech added credibility, instead of just admonishing the usual suspects, I inserted criticism of Saudi Arabia for the restrictions it placed on women—restrictions I knew Bush thought abhorrent. Noting that friendships required candor, Bush would go on to press Egypt to live up to its promises of political and economic reform, and warn of the consequences if they shirked them. We knew, as well as anyone, that the Egyptian people were not enamored with those who ruled them. “The change the people in the Middle East have been looking for is before us,” Bush would say. “The only question left to be asked by the leaders and intellectuals of this region, and in this room, is this: Will you be left behind by this change—or will you choose to lead it?” And then the great moment: Bush would stand in Egypt and call directly for Mubarak to send a message of “goodwill” to the world by ordering his guards to go to the prison where dissidents were held, open the door of the cell where his nemesis was held, and set free one of the world’s most famous political prisoners: Ayman Nour, an Egyptian reformer whose only real crime was to challenge Mubarak in a “free” presidential election. Previously Bush had irked the Egyptians by calling for Nour’s release, but his name was one of many in a long list of political prisoners from perhaps a dozen countries, and Bush had never called for his release while in Egypt. Egypt seemed especially vulnerable to American pressure on these matters, since its regime was dependent on billions of dollars in U.S. aid."
El Zabari choked on his coffee, lowed his computer screen, wiped his mouth with a napkin and adjusted his glasses. "Will you be left behind by the change or will you choose to lead it?" he reiterated from Latimer's article. 'Here's the problem. How do you call for the release of my friend Nours, decry the lack of rule of law while at the same time you are water boarding prisoners and pulling out fingernails? I, like you, have followed the writings of former CIA agent Robert Baer whose quote concerning the U.S.A.'s secret renditioning of prisoners is well known....'If you want prisoners to be tortured you send them to Syria. If you want them to disappear you send them to Egypt.' Baer should know and he was not talking about the Crusades. He meant NOW!" said El Zabari.
El Zabari went on...."with this level of hypocrisy the disclosure of the Vilachi Papers should have included a flow chart of America's non-Italian, politically connected Fascist crime families, but that would have shut down your government, too. It would be to pull that long stool's leg off to club the American people with it and people don't like to be clubbed with their own stool legs as we Egyptians know all too well," he said.
"But Americans are sadly amnesiac. Not only are they behind the curve on mathematician and engineers, but they can't go to their clergy for help either. Can they? To Billy Graham's first born son who like Mubarak's desired appointment of Gamal, ascended to the top of the family pyramid which was early on supported from the America far right....with money from the owner of the American Mercury Magazine with its ties to the American Nazi Party of George Rockwell? Okay, to Robert Schuller then? Oops, his first born son ascended and then bowed out? And if I read Edwin Black's book War Against the Weak correctly America's fascist-element's Eugenics program seems to have created the collective mind of a two year old among the power elites, but a terrible-two with great big dangerous weapons. Now I'm not suggesting that we go and commit suicide, but I am saying that circumstances have elevated suicide on the list of options which is why terrorism reigns. It is a response to state sponsored terrorism like the kind you see in the persons of Mubarak, his new VP and Americans like Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and the others appointed by their President to do what Mubarak appointees do in Egypt. But of course as long as Americans are fat and sassy there will be no real change. Americans are fat, but decreasingly sassy. What hope does the world have if the leaders of the free world do this in the name of freedom? Americans might as well elect the former CEO of the worst medicare fraud hospital system in the country and put him in charge of their government."
I told Mr. El Zabari that he was describing what has happened? "What do you mean?" he asked.
"The head of the worst medicare fraud abusing hospital system in America became the Governor of Florida in 2010," I said. "He was funded by GWB's partner in the Texan Baseball Franchise and one of the biggest backers of the American Military Complex."
"See what I mean," said El Zabari. " So this Governor of Florida....a state with the greatest number of elderly citizens dependent on it was raping the system?"
"That's right" I told him. "And now Florida is taking the lead in rejecting the Obama health care plan. It's too socialistic according to Governor Richard Scott. But wouldn't you say that theft of medicare funds constitutes a form of socialism when the leadership is involved in it?"
"No," said El Zabari. "I call it camel crap. Your people call it bull sxxx. Florida? Isn't that the state that decided the 2000 election based on hanging chads and a Supreme Court ruling? Was it a close race?" asked El Zabari. "2000 or the Florida Governor's race?" I asked. "I know about 2000, the later."
"It was," I said. "More camel crap," said El Zabari.
Following the Money
Richard Scott said that he wanted Columbia to become the Walmart of Health care
Sam Walton's father foreclosed on U.S. farmers during the Great Depression and
Sam Walton foreclosed on America's Main Street.