Right now the richest people in the United States are the news industry tycoons, including the heads of Microsoft and Apple. Internet and software technology patents let the U.S. easily earn an endless supply of money because the whole world has to use American software and Internet, a tribute of money to the U.S. Now the Internet is attracting a lot of advertising, causing traditional print media to lose a lot of revenue generated by advertising and putting it on the verge of death. The American political parties are always requiring contributions from these consortia. After taking office, they naturally want to reward their backers in regards to international policy; then the news consortia work for them like horses and are loyal to them like dogs.
The news consortia requested freedom of information on the Internet. Because of the invasion of other countries and controlling other countries’ regime changes, the U.S. government immediately needs to respond to the summons of the boss. Today, because of the need for economic recovery, the U.S. is in need of new markets. North Africa and the Middle Eastern countries are long-term closed states with low consumption patterns. But they have finally become the prey of the United States.
The United States Is Struggling for the Market with a Bloody Coup
Today, the Internet is a kind of power; through its control over its content and distribution channels, the United States can control the world, trafficking the American style of life and consumption. Then the cash will come rolling in. Google’s previous phase of putting pressure on China hit a wall, but only because of China’s strong Internet competition. Computer technology holds a lot of weight; Google, encountering strong competition in China, finally lost the Internet market and retreated with its tail between its legs. But compared to other weak, small countries, the U.S. can say it’s as easy as spreading some mustard. In North Africa and the Middle East, a “Jasmine Revolution” has been launched, which is just Americans causing bloodshed in other countries and the United States gaining the market.
This is a bloody revolution and it is absolutely not a sudden occurrence, but three years in the making carrying out a sophisticated deployment. According to the British “Daily Telegraph,” on April 6, 2008, more than 100,000 Egyptian online users decided to join Facebook and support the Al Mahalla al Kubra workers’ strike. This campaign turned into a nationwide strike and also became the driving force of the April 6th youth movement.
The United States has a very sensitive sense of smell. Hosni Mubarak had been in power for some time now and the people of Egypt’s livelihoods had withered. The United States immediately realized that Egypt is a place where they can test the market. The United States immediately drew upon these Egyptian youth organizations, and at the beginning of December 2008, some of them were invited to the United States to go to New York and meet with youth leaders from around the world. Their meeting was attended by 17 youth organizations from 15 different countries. During this meeting, the Americans launched an alliance organization with covert U.S. support for dissidents in Egypt to teach them the ways and means to seize power.
The secret was “the use of digital internet technology to promote freedom and justice and to reject violence, extremism and repression to set up a new regime.” This way is both fast and good, very suitable for Egypt. Egypt’s youth sports organization, complying with American support, was moved and determined to revolt. The “April 6th Organization” three years earlier had promised Washington it would organize a regime change campaign in 2011. In regards to the strategy and technology, how could they gain support for this ambitious plan? Sending out people and money, American advisors are in the background giving ideas while Egyptians are getting shot. Facebook, Google, YouTube, MTV and other American companies, as well as the American government, are training young successors at Columbia University’s Law School to be directly involved in the founding of these alliances.
Chaos in Africa, the United States is doomed
The youth involved in transmitting messages and organizing are already involved in politics and were already in the country operating a presidential election. Obama, as a black candidate, took advantage of the U.S. financial crisis with one word — “change” — to rewrite the history of only white men being president. The U.S. has over 200 years of democratic tradition, and with a two-party-dominated insurance system, the government is complete. When changing to a new president, nothing can go wrong. But the “Jasmine Revolution” is facing different conditions in different African countries and is having different outcomes. First is bloodshed, then chaos. Two or three decades are not easy to recover from. Because there are many religious followers in Africa, many political parties, tribal separatism, economic and cultural backwardness, and a large illiterate population, the bottom-up seizure of power will become a precedent. Every small hilltop will follow suit; having tasted the bone marrow, the longing for its savor grows.
Why not seize power with such a low cost? No matter which faction comes to power, all are lacking politicians and the economic livelihood of the people. They are all in the minority, and it will be difficult to pacify the situation so the government will fall apart. The result will be an evolution into Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan or Somalia, where extremist terrorist groups rose to power by recruiting the impoverished and using hatred for the government. Support for the “Jasmine Revolution” and a behind-the-scenes power is the Yankees. The U.S. and Israel have joined together to bully the Arab countries and have left lots of tooth marks, which have also resulted from 50 years of favor and hatred, and Arabs having deep shame because of their lack of military power and 9/11.
North Africa and the Middle East have become a powder keg. By instigating the start of the bloodshed, the U.S. was caught in the mud but in the end escaped unharmed. From today onward, the U.S. will have to nurture support for these regimes and will also have to face the basics: Osama bin Laden’s rancor. The U.S. must eat the fruit of its own doings and suffer the pain. Middle Eastern oil is not that profitable; the war in Iraq is a good lesson.
Wenweipo, Hong Kong