This is a video about a solidarity demonstration with Egypt in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, today.
Michael Winship, Truthout: “As far as the United States and Egypt are concerned, one thing is certain: blowback – the unforeseen consequence of our policies abroad – is a bitch… in the words of a 2009 American embassy cable, part of the WikiLeaks document dump, ‘The tangible benefits to our … relationship are clear: Egypt remains at peace with Israel, and the US military enjoys priority access to the Suez Canal and Egyptian airspace’. In exchange, we willfully paid little or no heed to the Egyptian dictatorship‘s abuse of human rights, despite its role in radicalizing such terrorists as Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s operational and strategic commander. In fact, our strategy of rendition in the wake of 9/11 – sending terror suspects to other countries for interrogation – took advantage of Egypt’s torture cells”: here.
Marian Wang, ProPublica: “The American-made tear gas used to disperse pro-democracy protestors in Egypt earlier this week was sold to the country after government review, a State Department spokeswoman told us. The tear gas canisters used by Egyptian police against the protesters bore the label ‘Made in U.S.A.,’ stirring controversy and bolstering the impression among Egyptians that the U.S. has propped up a dictatorship at the expense of its citizens”: here.
Egypt: HA HA HA! Interview with some of the “foreign agenda” figures on Tahrir! LOL, here.