State Dept: The Redemptive Qualities of Mohammed Atta

The video you are about to see is unedited and presented in its entirety. This is done so that you may fully understand the context. If you have not been following our State Department’s involvement in the Middle East uprisings links are provided at the bottom of the post.

In the video is Dr. Anne Marie Slaughter, then the Director of Policy Planning for the State Department. This address was made October 2, 2010.(pre-recorded 9/30) By this time the State Department had already been made aware that a revolution was planned for Egypt starting in January 2011; a protest likely to turn the Middle East upside-down. So with a revolution just weeks away, that the State Department was aware of, why would a Director of Policy Planning try to relate to youth groups, by expressing the redemptive qualities of Mohammed Atta as an effective “community organizer”?

The Timeline

12/08 The State Department hosted the Alliance for Youth Movements Conference (info in link below)

12/08 State Department receives cable concerning returning attendee. His confiscated notes show a planned democratic uprising/revolution planned for Egypt in Jan. 2011

10/02/10 This video pep talk comes from the Director of Policy Planning, Dr. Anne Marie Slaughter, in which she tells these community organizers in New Zealand at the US Embassy that they have the same “power with” people as Mohammed Atta (leader of the 9/11 attacks). This begins at 4:30. While she gives the disclaimer that 9/11 was “negative” she still proceeds to tell these youth groups that they are community organizers one in the same as Atta.

In the video Slaughter tries to offer insight into the theory that “power over” people (a dictatorship) is different than the “power with people” that community organizers, like them and Atta, have. Of course it is no different; not even in theory. “Community organizers” use their “power with people” to eventually gain “power over” people. It is just an extra step in the process towards the same ends.

Note on the Video: This is my copy. Too many times this Admin has stripped videos on me. The original video from the State Dept may be found here

Quotes from the address

4:3o If you think about 9/11 they proved that Mohammed Atta was the leader of the 19 terrorists who carried out the attack of 9/11. They found that out because he was the only one who was connected with everyone else. That is the power of leadership. Its the power of mobilizing others. Its who is the most interconnected” Keep listening and you will understand global community organizing.

Atta and the “globalists” (as Dr. Slaughter calls these youth activists) have the same qualities. The “negative” 9/11 disclaimer is bogus at best; it was only made so she could move on. She wanted to illustrate just how much of an impact community organizers can have on the world. Its a pep talk that includes citing one of the worlds greatest tragedies in order to help them fully understand their potential. In weeks she would like like a true seer, or even a prophet, when Egypt exploded. Even though she had already been made aware that the revolution was planned at a State Department sponsored event.

Between the lines-The Unfortunate Reality

Was it telling of Dr. Slaughter’s beliefs that her default comparison was to Mohammed Atta? Was she just trying to find a globally recognized revolutionary character? Or was this address specially catered to fit the upcoming Egyptian revolution with the interest to spark the movement globally? We will never know. What we do know is that Dr. Slaughter had confirmed to me that she had in fact left the State Department. I asked her approximately 30 days ago and verified she has since returned to Princeton. But when I asked her “Lets get down to the gravy, what was up with the Mohammed Atta comment to the New Zealand youth groups” the conversation fell silent. And this is precisely why the issue must be addressed. This borders on sedition. And she is now on my shit list along with Nathan J Brown of the Carnegie Endowment. I hope they are ready. After all, Im just getting started.

The Indispensable Guide to State Dept involvement in the Middle East Uprisings and others around the Globe

State Department Interviews Reveal Potential Egyptian Bombshell – Which was featured on Glenn Beck’s radio show (Video Here) This is what started it all.

Google Egypt: Ghonim not the only tie to protesters. Which was then plagiarized by Glenn Beck which he and his staff made no attempt to correct even after being made aware of it. See this in my part 4 of my Breitbart interview here

Google Egypt 2: Delete Everything – The organizers asked me to delete my articles after the revolution kicked off. I refused, they deleted their own info but not before I screen-capped it

Yahoo News – Google Iraq: Breaking Baghdad – (Archived) Yes, the same revolutionary pencil necks (State Dept, Google, et al) working with the State Dept tried to set Iraq on fire with complete disregard for our troops still in the country.

Clinton Admits funding opposition labor unions in Egyptian uprisings: Shortly after the fall of Mubarak Clinton tells Egyptian activists that they gave grants to opposition labor unions to support organizing on behalf of the opposition. She also said the results in Egypt were “what we hoped for is what happened.”

And now this; another piece in the puzzle.

Muslim Brotherhood-Big Thumbs Up from the Carnegie Endowment

What a shocker! The Carnegie Endowment, a severely confused group of academic intelligentsia a serious think tank, is helping to minimize the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood.

While most of the experts at the Carnegie Endowment are fairly rational, a few unlettered individuals have found their way into the group’s ranks. One of those illiterate contributors is Nathan J. Brown. Today he gave testimony to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Subcommittee on Terrorism which compares the Muslim Brotherhood to the Boy Scouts. For anyone wondering how someone like James Clapper can minimize the groups ideology, and underlying goals, will realize it is people like Nathan J Brown who help make that possible.

Desperation Invites the Masochist Bed Fellow

Mr. Brown has assured his audience of his expertise by reminding them that he has been studying the Middle East since 2004. Over those 7 productive years Brown creates an air of arrogance and ignorance too commonly seen amongst the ranks of the “intelligentsia”.

The most difficult aspect in offering criticism on Brown is where to begin. Throughout history the painful lessons from ignorance are often learned at the expense of the innocent. Brown’s opinions are not only uncanny in the familiarity with historical context, but also create the foundation of new painful lessons soon to be realized.

At the end of March the Carnegie Endowment had proposed the idea that Iraq may in fact follow the similar path of Egypt and Tunis. (Is Iraq Next: Audio) This is a completely rational scenario to contemplate. After all, the same idea was addressed here and on Yahoo months ahead of Carnegie. Even the calls for the New Islamic Umma Party to rise up in Iraq and “sweep the occupation into the dustbin of history” was reported here first. As a reader, you have been way ahead of the curve.

Over the next week we will dissect Nathan J. Brown’s opinions and make short work of him. The truly despicable do not get a pass here. Honest mistakes can be overlooked, but calculated opinions that build on the foundation of ignorance will not. Stay tuned. There is a lot to see here folks; please do not move along

Egypt Failure Update-Cabinet moves to Criminalize Protests

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Image by messay.com via Flickr

So much for the pro-democracy revolution in Egypt. The Cabinet sent off a proposal to the Egyptian military that would criminalize certain forms of protest. One part of the proposal is common sense: Laying high fines on anyone who damages property during an act of protest. But a broader measure in the proposal is too vague and will undoubtedly be misused to silence dissent with force.

Out with the New, In with the Old

Prison terms and high fines (upwards of $84,000) can also be applied to any acts of protest that “stop work”. In other words if a rally interferes, impedes, or stops any labor, protesters can find themselves charged. This measure is only supposed to be enforced under a state of emergency but in Egypt’s recent history that same “state of emergency” has been abused; one of the main reasons fueling the uprising

With the recent history of government oppression, use of violence, and organized campaigns to kill off dissent, the broadness of this proposed measure screams of a return to the status quo. The Egyptian government, for decades, has operated flawlessly in oppression. Now with a new government slowly forming the natural tendencies are to create stronger measures to ensure new leaders will not be removed through a similar uprising.

The Irony

I learned of this proposal through a tweet by Wael Ghonim who linked to the story in almasryalyoum.com. Readers remember Ghonim as the Google employee who traveled to Egypt to participate in the protests.

He was arrested and upon his release admitted to being the creator of the “We are all Khaleed Sayed” Facebook page, a central organizing tool on the digital side of the uprising. But his fame and influence was cut short when he was supposed to give a speech in Tahrir Square but was pushed aside and replaced by radical cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qardawi.

A Radical Reception: ElBaradei Attacked

While Ghonim’s passion for the issue is admirable the actual strategy for revolutionizing Egypt’s government was so poorly handled that the dream is dying just as fast as it had emerged. Ghonim, a moderate by many standards was snubbed shortly after the goal of removing Mubarak was achieved.

Likewise, Mohammed El Baradei also viewed as a moderate, was attacked when he went to vote on Saturday. Rocks were thrown at him and his car and he had to flee the polling station unable to vote.

The notion that a state with an extensively oppressive government, could go from their current condition into a functioning and free society with flashmobs via Twitter and Facebook is terribly irresponsible and nearly impossible. Add to that the fact that the society that allowed Ghonim to thrive was not a democracy but rather a republic. Empirical evidence shows that democracies fail miserably; but usually not before making the entire nation poor and oppressing its citizens natural rights. In reality the system that Ghonim wishes on the people he claims to love will set them up for increased repression blanketing every aspect of day to day life. The mediocre improvements in everyday life (employment, education, etc) over the past decade now have a fighting chance to be completely reversed

Related: Critics fear the swift timetable could boost the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood and members of the former ruling party, but the amendments were overwhelmingly approved by Egyptian voters last week.

Developments on Iraq: “We are all Rizwan Ali”

When the new Islamic Omma Party was announced last Monday an article appeared on their sister site detailing how to achieve a revolution in Iraq similar to Egypt. We brought you the details of that on the day of the announcement; you can find that here

They outlined exactly what was needed in order to secure a strong revolution in Iraq to “sweep the occupation into the dustbin of history” and move towards the new Islamic nation. (i.e. the Caliphate)

1) Youth in the Streets

2) Simple Logos

3) [fast] Media (social networking)

Today they got all three.

Rizwan Ali, a 13 year-old boy, was shot and killed by Kurdish security forces. Just like Egypt Facebook and Twitter exploded. A “We are all Rizwan Ali” Facebook page went up and the youth started to make their logos. The Youth involvement exploded.

Logo for Sulimani (The area of the most violent protests)

Logo for Rizwan Ali

Jared Cohen and Jason Liebman (Founders of the Alliance for Youth Movements) were asked about the concern on the social networking push in Iraq while on their paid State Dept trip in 2009.

They were asked, citing extremists, as well as people just “pissed off because they dont have electricity”, werent they concerned about this being used negatively in poorly developed or still developing democracies. Cohen’s first response is incoherent-so much so that another reporter has to bring it up again. Read Google Iraq: Breaking Baghdad (by the way at the top of the list of the protesters today: Electricity!)

“Even if our protests our peaceful now, they wont be later”-Saad Abdul Razzaq (50, School Teacher). Mind you this was after they burned down the provincial government party headquarters. Remember, they are demanding electricity and water. Google, The Alliance for Youth Movements, and the State Department didn’t think that was a valid concern in the big digital push on Iraq in 2009

Videos and pictures from the Streets

(Caution some images are graphic)

Attacking Party Headquarters before it being set on fire

Rizwan Ali (13 years old-killed)

Outside KDP Headquarters