You won’t hear it discussed much, not in main stream media anyway, but the people of Egypt are, and have been for some time, back in Tahrir Square fighting for the same things they were fighting for nine months ago. You’ll be allowed to see Hosni Mubarak wheeled into his media trial on a gurney, like a mafia Don feigning illness, dementia, or both, after finally being called to account for his actions. You’ll hear the Egyptian revolution spoken of in the past tense by vacant-eyed talking heads fawning over the courage of those whose bravery was supposedly successful in bringing change to to the country. But, you won’t hear about what is really going on; or what really happened; or, more accurately, what didn’t happen.
In Libya, you’ll see reporters ducking behind walls in their flack jackets, with over-sized helmets propped on their heads, reporting from the ‘war-zone’ while Libyans walk casually in the background shooting their seemingly endless supply of ammunition into the air while looking at them with a mixture of curiosity and amusement. You’ll hear of the horrors committed by Qaddafi, but you won’t hear much about what the National Transition Council has been up to.
You won’t hear that, months ago, one of the first acts of those who usurped the true revolution was to set up Libya’s new central bank in order to provide inroads for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank so that they can entrap the Libyan people with the same debt schemes that enslave the rest of us. You won’t hear that these usurpers spent more time concerned with the future well-being of international oil companies than the well-being of the Libyan people. And, my personal favorite, you won’t hear that one of the first acts of these so-called revolutionaries was to hire a high-powered Washington PR firm, the Harbour Group.
You also won’t hear that many of the leaders of the National Transitional Council, the supposed leaders of the revolution, were members of the Qaddafi regime who have long standing relationships with international banking cartels and multinational corporations as well as the governments of the NATO alliance, including working as interrogators and allegedly torturing people on behalf of the CIA.
The true Libyan revolutionaries will find themselves in the same position as their Egyptian counterparts, eclipsed by the media generated spectacle of false change and drowning in much, much more of the predatory capitalism that inspired them to action in the first place.....