Written by The Daily Bell
Is this the fall of the puppet states, like a chain of dominos?
There is a social media revolution in Saudi Arabia ... Ten million Saudis are online, 3 million belong to Facebook, and Twitter feeds are up more than 400 percent. Recently, many tweets and posts have been focused on the uprising in Tunisia. In fact, Saudi's social media activists spread videos and news updates at the peak of the street protests — and the interest has stayed high ever since. And, now, Saudi bloggers have added the unrest in Cairo to the topics receiving much attention. Will the Saudi government clamp down on this free-wheeling speech after Tunisia's social media movement helped to bring down a government? It's one of the big questions ahead for Saudi Arabia. How this authoritarian regime will live with the freedom and chaos that the Internet represents. ... The Internet poses a challenge for this conservative, mostly religious society. – National Public Radio
Dominant Social Theme: The Jasmine revolution spread unexpectedly.
Free-Market Analysis: The civil unrest in Egypt is growing fiercer. Electronic communications have been shut down throughout Egypt and massive demonstrations have been planned for today. A changing of the guard in Egypt would be a massive political shift indeed, but what if the disturbances don't stop there? What if they ultimately spread to Saudi Arabia and end up bringing down the dollar reserve system?
We suggest this possibility because we believe there are larger forces at work in the Middle East. Could it be that the power elite itself is inciting these disturbances? Is the idea, eventually, to crash the dollar and set up a global currency in its place. We don't put anything past the power elite anymore. Not since it occurred to us that the NASA moon landings might have been faked; not since we discovered the CIA carried out operations to foment communist radicalism in Europe via Operation Gladio 40 years ago; or that through Project Mockingbird, the CIA enlisted the help of America's major media to propagate Cold War paranoia.
We've already reported suspicions that the Tunisia unrest was likely aided by CIA; we've suggested that the idea is to construct a Muslim enemy that the West can generally agitate against. One hundred Al Qaeda in Afghanistan are not doing the trick. The Pentagon's budget is in danger of being cut – and hard. A more formidable enemy is called for. And now the Middle East is ablaze.
We believed that in Tunisia, sooner or later there would be a militant Muslim outpouring even if Tunisia is generally secular. No sooner had we suggested this, then there were reports that the Tunisian Islamic leader Rachid Ghannouchi was prepared to return home from Britain where he had lived for 20 years. "He is preparing to revive his Islamic party formally, even though he denies any political ambitions himself," we wrote. You can see it here:
In this article, we'll examine the unrest and how it may aid the Western power elites in their quest for ever-closer global governance. We have already hypothesized that these manipulated revolutions (if they are fully realized) will give rise to Islamic states, in this article we will further explore the idea that the West is hoping to install a variety of "democratic" regimes – many of them perhaps "national unity governments." We will also discuss what we know of the history of the spreading unrest, and how the West may be aiding its evolution.
The power elite has always had an affection for national unity governments and there is one in Britain today. In America, on and off, there is much chatter about Democratic and Republican unity. The idea is that by reasoning together, opponents can build better and more efficient governments – that do more things for more people. Thus, we can argue that the national unity governments being discussed in the Middle East (and implemented in Tunisia) may be meant to serve as a template for other countries as dictators are inevitably deposed.
As a blog dedicated to analyzing the elite's dominant social themes, we understand that almost every promotion is likely related to another. Thus the global warming fraud was supposed to kick off a food and water shortage. In fact, these scarcity promotions are underway, only nothing is supporting them. This is the power of the Internet; its truth telling is wrecking havoc with elite story-telling. It is hard to build a one-world government when each of your fear-based promotions comes under intense scrutiny and exposure.
What's going on in the Middle Eastern is a mÃ©lange of elite promotions. The one that stands out the most is WikiLeaks. There was a determined effort to place WikiLeaks at the front of the Tunisian unrest by claiming that its exposure of strongman Ben Ali's corruption had pushed the Tunisians to rebel. Not only is this a patronizing perspective, it is one that has been rebutted in various places on the ‘Net. The Tunisian revolution may have been encouraged by Western intel, but Tunisians needed no outside information to explain the corruption of their country to them.
The WikiLeaks sub dominant theme seems to have been dropped. But the Jasmine revolution is spreading. The website Popdecoy sums it up for us as follows: "The protests in Tunisia that led to toppling of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali have inspired demonstrators from Morocco to Yemen. The Tunisian who tipped events off, Bouazizi, was an unemployed university graduate who doused himself with petrol and set himself alight in the city of Sidi Bouzid on December 17. He was protesting official harassment of his street-side produce business, but his act quickly came to symbolize government abuse and the absence of economic opportunity. Thereafter, clashes broke out in Algeria [and many other countries]."
It's uncanny how Western powers first predicted the unrest; and it's surprising how they seemingly abetted it. Way back on January 12, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finished a four-nation tour of the Middle East and then gave a "rousing speech" in Doha. The New York Post reported she told Arab leaders that they "can expect to face growing unrest, extremism and even rebellion if they fail to quickly address depleting oil and water reserves and to enact real economic and political reform."
Wow. What prescience. At the Forum for the Future Conference in Doha, Qatar's capital, Madame Clinton pointed out that many Middle East regimes were "sinking in the sand" and that change was absolutely necessary. "The new and dynamic Middle East needs firmer ground if it is to take root and grow everywhere." She also asserted, the Post noted, that economic and political space must be made for the Arab world's women, minorities and exploding youth population.
A few days later, protests struck Tunisia and Bin Ali fled to Britain. A national unity government came together suddenly and various concrete steps were taken to install "real" democracy in Tunisia. As part of the evolution of this process, the Tunisian army has kept the peace but not interfered with politics. The police have been progressively less aggressive, to the point of taking the side of the protestors in some cases.
This would seem to suit the West; in fact Western leaders have ever-more emphatically been warning established Middle East leaders that they ought not to merely suppress protest but should tolerate them and even seek to accommodate the goals stated by protestors. This was Hillary Clintons point, but it is not hers alone.
According to CBC news, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper discussed the protests in the Middle East with Moroccan Prime Minister Abbas el Fassi in Rabat, Morocco, on Wednesday and "offered support on Thursday for democratic protests taking place in the Middle East." Harper added, "We want to see democratic development in [Egypt] as well. We're very supportive of that ... We support the democratic development that is taking place there and obviously want to see that proceed positively," Harper said. Harper also stressed that members of the former regime of Ben Ali are not welcome in Canada.
Britain chimed in too. In an article entitled, "Britain Foreign Secretary Calls for Reform in Middle East" the BBC reported that Foreign Secretary William Hague urged the Egyptian government "to move towards political reform in order to calm growing unrest." In an interview on Thursday, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the Egyptian government should heed demands for change. "I do think that it is important in this situation to respond positively to legitimate demands for reform, to move towards openness and transparency and greater political freedom and that would be my advice to Egyptian leaders and to many others around the Arab world."
Ah, there's that word again ... "Transparency." We've identified it as a special word that seems to have unusual Import. Julian Assange of WikiLeaks is interested in a more transparent world – and especially more transparency in government. So is William Hague. And doubtless Hillary Clinton. You can read the articles on transparency here:
All these revolutions coming at once are almost too good to be true. And perhaps they are. There is some violence – especially in Egypt – but it seems like the dictator set has forgotten how to be merciless. Are these regimes being pressured? Is it possible after 30 years that the West wants to make a clean sweep of its puppet states in the Middle East?
All this is speculation. We are meme watchers not mind readers. But we do keep in mind the goals of the Western power elite and try to analyze their influences and promotions around the world. It is not merely a hypothetical exercise. The Egyptian stock market is down sharply and one may make profitable investments by betting on either the current regime's survival or its disappearance.
Conclusion: If the revolution reaches all the way to Saudi Arabia – and if this is the elite's intention (to blow up the price of oil while fatally wounding the dollar) – then heaven-help the world's commodity prices. Isolate the memes of the elite within a free-market context, determine the potential for success or failure and then make corresponding, judicious bets. As always we recommend (to your attention) gold and silver.