Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The Five Egypt Factions

There was blood throughout all the land of Egypt. ~ Exodus 7:21
There are five factions in the Egyptian Revolution. On the side of Mubarak there are the wealthy elite of Heliopolis and Zamalek and there are the criminal thugs who work for the elite as police or goon squads. On the side of rebellion are the Muslim Brotherhood, hated and feared in Israel and therefore among American neo-cons, and the great majority of the Egyptian people.

The fifth faction is the army. The generals have all been made wealthy by corruption. The rank and file are not thugs but regular, everyday Egyptians. So far, the soldiers have refused to fire on the protesters but they have followed the orders of their generals and not protected the people from the pro-Mubarak hooligans.

Eventually, the soldiers will have to decide - do they obey their generals and attack the masses or do they side with the Egyptian people and attack their generals?

1 comment:

Anon said...

Mubarak's government has made the rich poorer through taxation; and has made the poor richer.

The Muslim Brotherhood has always worked for MI6 and the CIA.

The army is split into factions; the CIA-Mossad-NATO faction wants to topple Mubarak and advance the agenda of Israel and the Pentagon.

Israel supports the toppling of Mubarak; Israel wants to grab the Sinai.

1. Between 1980 and 2007 Egypt’s Human Development Index (HDI) rose 42%.

2. Egypt’s average annual HDI growth was 10th fastest worldwide and almost double the global average.

3. Between 2005 & 2008 Poverty, as defined by those living under $2/day, fell over 11%

4. Only 16% of the population now live on less than $2 per day.

5. The Gini Index, the international measure of wealth inequality, fell 7% between 1999 & 2007.

6. The share of the poorest 10% in national income rose 5% and the share of richest 10% feel 6% in the same period.