* William Engdahl: hidden US agenda behind Mideast uprisings


Richard Moore

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You can always count on Engdahl to do the necessary research on the important developments of the day. He gets to the bottom of things, and his articles are always carefully referenced to their sources. 
This article is online as a Google Doc. I’ve included the opening paragraphs below, and they give you a pretty good idea of what the article is about. 
I’m in the process at the moment of reading Engdahl’s new book, Full Spectrum Dominance. I’ll be writing a review for cyberjournal.

Egypt’s Revolution:
Creative Destruction for a ‘Greater Middle East’?
February 5, 2011 
© F. William Engdahl, author Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order *

Fast on the heels of the regime change in Tunisia came a popular-based protest movement launched on January 25 against the entrenched order of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak. Contrary to the carefully-cultivated impression that the Obama Administration is trying to retain the present regime of Mubarak, Washington in fact is orchestrating the Egyptian as well as other regional regime changes from Syria to Yemen to Jordan and well beyond in a process some refer to as “creative destruction.” 

The template for such covert regime change has been developed by the Pentagon, US intelligence agencies and various think-tanks such as RAND Corporation over decades, beginning with the May 1968 destabilization of the de Gaulle presidency in France. This is the first time since the US-backed regime changes in Eastern Europe some two decades back that Washington has initiated simultaneous operations in many countries in a region. It is a strategy born of a certain desperation and one not without significant risk for the Pentagon and for the long-term Wall Street agenda. What the outcome will be for the peoples of the region and for the world is as yet unclear.

Yet while the ultimate outcome of defiant street protests in Cairo and across Egypt and the Islamic world remains unclear, the broad outlines of a US covert strategy are already clear. 

Read the rest here: http://tinyurl.com/4brdntt

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