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NGOs in Egypt: Promoting Democracy or Destabilization?

By Maidhc Ó Cathail | The Passionate Attachment | February 9, 2012

In a sneering report on the Egyptian investigation into foreign “democracy-promoting” NGOs, the Wall Street Journal opines:

In describing their evidence, most of which came from raids on the NGO offices in late December, the judges seemed to allude to a well-worn Egyptian conspiracy theory, often peddled by populist politicians, that the U.S. hopes to stoke sectarian conflict in Egypt as a prelude to an armed invasion.

The justices said they had found maps of Egypt marked with four divisions—a thinly veiled reference to supposed American plans to divide the country into competing religious and ethnic fiefdoms.

It appears that the writer is not familiar with the Yinon Plan. Back in 1982, Israeli strategist Oded Yinon wrote “A Strategy for Israel in the 1980s,” which advocated the dissolution of all existing Arab states along ethnic or sectarian lines:

Egypt, in its present domestic political picture, is already a corpse, all the more so if we take into account the growing Moslem-Christian rift. Breaking Egypt down territorially into distinct geographical regions is the political aim of Israel in the Nineteen Eighties on its Western front. Egypt is divided and torn apart into many foci of authority. If Egypt falls apart, countries like Libya, Sudan or even the more distant states will not continue to exist in their present form and will join the downfall and dissolution of Egypt. The vision of a Christian Coptic State in Upper Egypt alongside a number of weak states with very localized power and without a centralized government as to date, is the key to a historical development which was only set back by the peace agreement but which seems inevitable in the long run.

Two of the NGOs — the International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute — are affiliated with the National Endowment for Democracy, which also funds a third, the International Center for Journalists. Carl Gershman, the longtime president of the National Endowment for Democracy, formerly worked in the “research department” of the pro-Israel Anti-Defamation League. The fourth NGO, Freedom House, has no shortage of pro-Israelis on its board of trustees, including its vice-chair, former AIPAC executive director, Thomas Dine.

Perhaps the Egyptians have good reason to be wary of so many Israel partisans “promoting democracy” in their country.

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See also:

Egyptians oppose US economic aid, says Gallup

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1 Comment

  1. I try to read anything By Maidhc Ó Cathail because he answered questions I had concerning the warped presence of some Christians onthe side of racist/zionist israel. That move was orchestrated by a jew on wall street who bribed a criminal named Scofield to write the so-called scofield bible which said anyone opposing racist/zionist israel would be cursed by God and those nitwits ate it up!!!

    As for Egypt, I’ved studied Egyptology and learned that culture was a leader in the world for centuries and still is IF the racist/zionist israelis would be stopped in their insane power mad attempts to rule the world.

    As a student my faith was assaulted by a coptic christian, now deceased who presented me with an Islamophobic brochure. He also bought a full page ad in the racist/zionist Times newspaper doing the same thing against the Islamic faith. Later i found his widow working at a public library where she was carrying on his legacy of hatred. She didn’t know me but proceeded to bad mouth the books on Egyptology which I requested for my research. The coptic christians have been compromised and co-opted by racist/zionist israelis who probably promised their fair share of Egypt once racist/zionism won.

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    Comment by maryam fritsch | February 11, 2012


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