State Dept was holding meetings with Egyptian dissidents

Here is a fascinating story from  Ameristroika. Take a look then follow the links for an inside look at what our country has been up to. Here is a portion:

On Friday, Wikileaks published a secret cable that detailed the U.S. government’s involvement with an Egyptian dissident. His notes of a democratic revolution for Egypt in 2011 were confiscated.

The April 6  youth activist had attended the Alliance of Youth Movements in New York City 2008, sponsored by the State Department.

Undersecretary James K. Glassman wasinterviewed on Nov. 24, 2008, and the questioner shows his concern specifically about Egypt. He asks the Undersecretary, speaking of Egypt and Turkey, “Don’t you run the risk of unleashing something here that is going to come back to bite you, especially with our allies?

Glassman explains that they support pro-democracy movements and that sometimes “puts us at odds with other governments.” It almost looks as if they were thinking ahead. But the interviewer’s response is immediately cut-off. Undersecretary Glassman clarifies how the State Department works:

“What we do in public diplomacy and what is often done in official diplomacy. We are communicating and engaging at the level of the public, not at the level of officials. So you know, it certainly is possible that some of these governments will not be all that happy that – at what we’re doing, but that’s what we do in public diplomacy.” Following up with “And I think this is an important part. We as a government have been engaging with such civil society organizations in places like Egypt for a long time.”

So the State Department was well aware of the risks they were running, in so far that they lined up the perfect dissidents and organizers, threw a convention for them, and sent them home to start the revolution. It seems everyone knew about this except us…until now.

Short version:  Associated Content Yahoo

UPDATE: Google Restores Social Network in Egypt for Obama

Koch Foundation receives Van Jones, Code Pink, Unions warm rally

On Friday, Greenpeace flew one of it’s airships over Rancho Mirage, California with a banner reading “Koch Brothers: Dirty Money.” Why Rancho Mirage? Because this is where the oil billionaires are hosting a secret political strategy meeting. Planet Save

Van Jones, the former green jobs deputy in the Obama Administration and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, described the anti-Koch rally as “the beginning of our fight back.”

Twenty-five hippies were reportedly arrested. Click here for some nice photos of the Riverside Sheriff’s Department riot squad who, alas, didn’t get the opportunity to use their batons, pepper spray and tasers. The Other McCain

I have been waiting to see who was ginning up the masses for this warm up rally against the Conservative get together of the Koch Foundation. Funny, isn’t it, Soros can dish it out to his leftwing causes.Conservatives are not suppose to comment.

I am sure Van Jones and rest of the Marxist crew are just salivating seeing the rioting in the Middle east and in Europe. If only in America. I am sure this was just the trial run for him. Code Pink managed to make an appearance as well.

Hundreds of liberal activists, environmentalists and union members protested outside the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, California to protest against what they view as the heavy financial influence of the Koch brothers in conservative causes.

Koch spokeswoman Nancy Pfotenhauer said the closed-door meeting “brings together some of America’s greatest philanthropists and job creators … who share a common belief that the current level of government spending in our nation is simply unsustainable.”

Widely associated with the Tea Party fringe of the Republican Party, the Koch brothers have come under unprecedented media scrutiny in recent years. IB Times

Here is a great link to later breaking news on the characters in this play: Conservative Hideout

Sen. Schumer Nullifies Judicial Branch

The three branches of Government are difficult to understand. Considering he chairs the Senate Judiciary, he might want to keep the Supreme Court in mind once in awhile, as annoying as it is.

Sen. Schumer complained that the Roberts Court turned back the clock 100 years in the Citizens United decision. Apparently what he really meant was the Supreme Court is no longer relevant as far as he’s concerned. Three branches of government to work together. That is the House, the Senate and the Presidency. H/T: Tammy Bruce

Majority of Egyptians want Sharia Law

Coming to Egypt?

Coming to Egypt?

Looks like however things turn out in Egypt, women will not fare so well. Stoning, and other primitive methods of justice will be on tap if the majority have their way with whatever goverment develops. I found this from a post last month in Atlas Shrugs. Bill Bennet was talking about the Pew Research as well this morning, so instead of the endless redundant talking points, how about getting to the heart of the matter.

Here’s more for the misunderstanders of Islam to invert, twist and re-interpret:

Beirut — A majority of Muslims around the world welcome a significant role for Islam in their countries’ political life, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center, but have mixed feelings toward militant religious groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah.

According to the survey, majorities in Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan and Nigeria would favor changing current laws to allow stoning as a punishment for adultery, hand amputation for theft and death for those who convert from Islam to another religion. About 85% of Pakistani Muslims said they would support a law segregating men and women in the workplace.

Muslims in Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria and Jordan were among the most enthusiastic, with more than three-quarters of poll respondents in those countries reporting positive views of Islam’s influence in politics: either that Islam had a large role in politics, and that was a good thing, or that it played a small role, and that was bad.

Turkish Muslims were the most conflicted, with just more than half reporting positive views of Islam’s influence in politics. Turkey has struggled in recent years to balance a secular political system with an increasingly fervent Muslim population.

[…]The poll was conducted April 12 to May 7 in seven countries with large Muslim populations. About 8,000 people were interviewed face to face, and the survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points for Pakistan and 4 percentage points for the other countries. From Atlas Shrugs

Pew Research:Here

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