Arab democracy threatens Israel and the US
Democracy in the Middle East threatens the American imperialist project and its armed wing in the region, Israel.
The network of US backed dictators and the Israeli regime give the US control of the most strategic region on the earth.
That control essentially gives the US the ability to cut off the flow of oil to possible competitors like China and Europe if these powers become too powerful and threaten US economic, political and military dominance.
It can only be exercised through US friendly dictatorships repressing their people. If the Arab masses run their societies they throw off the yoke of US imperialism and challenge Israel’s right to exist.
Israel in its role as the US watchdog receives billions in aid from the Americans. Egypt, after it signed a ‘peace’ treaty with Israel in 1977, became the second highest recipient of US aid. In both cases much of it is military hardware.
Arab democracy threatens Israel. That’s not just the ravings of a mad loony leftie like me. It comes straight from the horse’s mouth.
The Deputy Israeli Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said recently that ‘a democratic Arab world would end this present allegiance, [with the dictators in controlling the Arab masses], because a democratic system would be governed by a public generally opposed to Israel.’
In Washington, in response to the Egyptian revolution, Barack Obama didn’t call for democracy either. He called for reform. Vice President Joe Biden even denies Mubarak is a dictator.
Under immense pressure Mubarak promised his people change. He spoke of freedom. At the same time his police killed more than 100 demonstrators. He has arrested over 1000 people. He cut links to the internet. Now he has banned Al jazeera.
Is that the sort of reform you had in mind Mr Obama?
The uprisings or protests across the region – Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Algeria, Libya, the Sudan – are movements and revolutions for freedom and food. They have been driven by youth, those who are unemployed, and the hungry, those who cannot afford food.
The Arab masses hate Israel. They see what it has done to the Palestinians and know that it has impoverished them and supported those tyrants who rule them.
They hate American imperialism because some of them at least understand they are part of the network of control the US exercises in the region, a network which consigns the Arab masses to high unemployment and poverty, both of which go hand in hand with repression.
The revolution in Egypt is of historic significance. It is in its early stages.
The potential for the working class in Egypt – a class with a proud tradition of struggle – to broaden and deepen the revolution is the hope for the future, not just of Egypt and the Arab region but of the world.
A maturation of the working class character and nature of the Egyptian revolution has the potential to liberate the people of the region and challenge Israel’s place in the Middle East. The road to Jerusalem truly runs through Cairo.
The Zionist regime and its imperialist overlord are right to fear Arab democracy. We are right to welcome it.
Victory to the Egyptian working class.