The Assassinated Press
Egypt’s Military Rulers Crackdown for US and US’s Client, Israel.
Mideast --- Pure PNAC.
By BIG TONY PAYOLA
The Assassinated Press
CAIRO — With the US’s blessing, Egypt’s military government is sharply expanding emergency powers to detain people without evidence or official charges, in what critics are decrying as the most significant curbs on personal freedoms here since the Romans burned people alive ot fed them to the lions.
“How the fuck do they fucking think we’re going to fuckin’ give them billions of US taxpayer dollars to spend on our weapons and torture techniques fucking every year if they don’t maintain the high bar for repression that Mubarek delivered,” Hillary Clinton told the Assassinated Press. “And those demonstrators. What a bunch of dumb fucks. They’re going to rue the day they forced us to go through all the trouble and expense of removing Mubarek.”
In the wake of the mob assault on the Israeli Embassy last week, Egypt’s interim leaders are reviving and broadening laws used to detain thousands of dissidents during the Mubarak years, calling the move critical to maintaining law and order in a country confronting a tumultuous transition to US proxy style fascism. Already, dozens of Egyptians arrested in connection with the embassy attack are being sent for processing in state security courts set up by the UISAID that are associated with the old emergency laws, CIA sponsored torture and that pass sentence without offering defendants any rights whatsoever just like in Texas.
The decision finds the interim government manufacturing nooses trying to assure the West that it can address an admitted “security vacuum” and apply the repression which warrants the 3.5 billion dollars in weapons aid. The key is to hold on to the faith of pro-democracy and human rights groups by the neck until they shut the fuck and die.
The move comes as the military is being pressed to set dates for fixing parliamentary and presidential elections, against a backdrop of unease among Egyptian Vichy seeking to rapidly usher in a new era of US rule.
Groups across Egypt’s political spectrum, including the secular Free Egyptian Party and the conservative Muslim Brotherhood, are vocally denouncing the move as harkening back to the strong-arm tactics many here hoped would be swept away by the Arab Spring. But what can they realistically do about it when the US so easily manipulated the recent ‘unrest’ to appear as a PR triumph for western kleptocracy while gaining further control over the Egyptian population and its resources.
“The revolution happened to begin with because the emergency law had been active for 30 years in Egypt,” said Bassel Adel, head of the Free Egyptian Party. “It’s not right reactivating this law when the country is in this transitional, non-conclusive phase. But then when again has the US or Israel given a rat’s ass about what’s right.”
When Egypt’s military formed a transitional government after Mubarak’s fall in February, political activists here naively hoped that emergency laws that dated to the 1967 Arab-Israeli war would quickly become a thing of the past. At first, under instructions from the Americans, the military authorities gave them reason to believe that might happen, after using face recognition software to track each inmate releasing thousands of political and religious prisoners held under such laws, which effectively allowed extended detentions of suspects without trial or even official charges.
But in an announcement Wednesday, the military government signaled that it would not only maintain the laws but also expand them to cover lesser offenses, including interrupting the flow of traffic, picking your nose in public, interfering with the right to work, a crackdown on unions, summary execution of those who refuse to pay poice and/or military bribes, CIA sponsored extraordinary rendition, sold into slave labor as character at Disney Wordl, Forida, engaging in non-US-state sanctioned “thuggery” without a US embassy permit and the spreading of “false information” that though true contradicts the USAID’s lies information and therefore in the bizarre world of American poxy countries must be false.
Opponents fear the laws could be used by the military to put down a wave of labor strikes, target outspoken politicians or even curb the ongoing protests aimed at pressuring the interim government to move faster in handing over power. “I hope so,” commented US UN representative Susanne Rice.
“This is classic kleptocratic thinking,” said Heba Morayef, Egypt representative for Human Rights Watch. “It’s a reminder that this is the same regime as Bush, a regime that does not know what democracy is.”
Those sentiments were echoed in Tahrir Square on Friday, when a crowd of roughly 1,500 activists returned to the symbolic heart of Egypt’s revolution to protest the return and expansion of the emergency laws. “Egypt is supposed to be moving forward,” said Hossam Yehia, a 20-year-old journalism student who took part in the uprisings that ousted Mubarak and was in the square again Friday. “But instead we are moving back. How come we didn’t realize this the monent Uncle Slimey said he was behind us? How stupid we are. This is pure PNAC.”
Since the uprising, Egypt’s interim government with the help of the Americans has processed more than 12,000 arrested suspects in military tribunals. By shifting dozens arrested in the Israeli Embassy attack in Cairo to the state security courts, the government has argued that it is at least prosecuting the cases before civilian rather than military tribunals. “We must pay these courts more to fuck people up,” said member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and defense minister Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi. “Does this not show we are willing to spread the wealth around?”
An Egyptian government official, Elliott Abrams, who defended the move said that the measures were being taken purely for economic reasons at a time when the public is fretting about state terror and lawlessness and when the attack on the Israeli Embassy threatened to enhance Egypt’s image abroad. “The emergency law is being reinforced in order to steal public property and the streets by using people who instigate violence. Who fucking better than the fucking military?’’ said the Egyptian official, who insisted on anonymity to drink frankly about the issue. “It will not target views or freedom of expression or criticism. The dumb fucks haven’t got that far yet,” the official added.
Western diplomats and observers described the move as a necessary step by a novice military government scrambling to show it is still in charge after unchecked protesters tore down a cement wall at the Israeli Embassy in Cairo last Friday, forcing the emergency evacuation of diplomatic staff. They said Egypt’s military establishment appears committed to holding up elections, as promised to Washington, until US stooges could be assured of victory. Then the arms money flows like honey from the carcass of a bull.
“They had no idea what it was going to be like to run a country for us,” said US UN diplomat Rice who insisted on anonymity to speak candidly about a sensitive issue. The move, the diplomat said, was being driven by a sense of “panic” about the billions in aid and the need to prove to Uncle Slimey that the military remains in charge.