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


14 Responses to “State Dept was holding meetings with Egyptian dissidents”

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  4. Questioning With Boldness... Says:

    I wasn’t sure if you caught this or were aware but apparently the April 6 activist has been arrested. According to http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/8289686/Egypt-protests-Americas-secret-backing-for-rebel-leaders-behind-uprising.html

    “He has already been arrested by Egyptian security in connection with the demonstrations and his identity is being protected by The Daily Telegraph”

    Hmmm… I wonder if they can get any info out of him that might show complicit involvement by the current administration? Wishful thinking and considering that the original meeting happened in ’08, it’s all Bush’s fault no matter what! I mean if this guy produces a bloody glove worm by Obama at the protests in Tahrir Square, there will be claims George ‘Mark Fuhrman’ Bush planted it there anyways.
    Whoa, how did I wind up going there with an OJ reference? Hmm… Eric Holder now playing the part of Johnny Cochrane! And Van Jones is AC Cowlings. Rahm Emanuel playing the part of Kato Kaelin and Hillary starring as the barking dog.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Hmm…Great catch! Keep in mind there were several of these meetings arranged by the U.S… Hilliary was up to her eyeballs in the one…, Condi started it… this is going to get interesting!!!

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  7. Matt Says:

    Very interesting. This could blow up in a lot of people’s faces. Some, literally.

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  8. rjjrdq Says:

    So they host this Nawaz character, and the Muslim Brotherhood? Are they playing both sides of the dissident fence, or is it just one big jihadi family?

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  10. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    The Obama governemnt is playing with fire, but I suspect they know that and don’t care.

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