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.
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