Friday, February 11, 2011

Egyptian Army announcement - A state of war

Missed this yesterday, but I think it is important.
Yesterday afternoon in Egypt, before Mubarek's appearance, the Egyptian army made an announcement on state television.

apologies, I removed the clip. The automatic start-up was getting annoying.
The clip should be available at the link below

State television interrupted all programming to show footage of a panel of military officers, one of whom read out a statement described as "communique number one" of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces

What the military announced at that time, was that IT (military) will remain in continuous or permanent session to protect the nation What is continuous/permanent session?
According to this article
It means WAR.

The military's Supreme Council, headed by Defense Minister Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, announced on state TV that it was in permanent session, a status that it takes only in times of war

And if you think this decision was made at the behest of Mubarek and Suleiman, you would be mistaken.

Footage on state TV showed Tantawi heading the council with his chief of state Gen. Sami Anan and around two dozen of his topmost generals, sitting stern-faced around a table. Mubarak and Vice President Omar Suleiman, a former army general and intelligence chief named to his post after the protests erupted Jan. 25, were not present.

Someone else is running the show in Egypt, and they are in control of the military.

Another article points this out right in their headline
Egypt army steps in, Mubarak apparently loses power
The dramatic announcement showed that the military was taking control after 17 days of protests demanding Mubarak’s immediate ouster spiraled out of control.
The military’s supreme council was meeting Thursday, without the commander in chief Mubarak, and announced on state TV its “support of the legitimate demands of the people.” A spokesman read a statement that the council was in permanent session to explore “what measures and arrangements could be made to safeguard the nation, its achievements and the ambitions of its great people.”The statement was labelled “communique number 1,” a phrasing that suggests a military coup.
Again, who is controlling the army. It is not Mubarek. It is not Suleiman.

Today, the Western media is spinning this move as a show of solidarity between the government and the army. It is nothing of the sort.

UPDATED: With thanks to Brian from Winter Patriot Community

Relevant to claims of US involvement in the uprising, that first came to my attention via Global Research. I covered this angle of the Egyptian protests in this post.

How is it that wikileaks never mentions Israel's involvement in this situation??


  1. Mubarak gone according to Al Jazeera

  2. It would make sense to me that there would be two factions in the Egyptian army.
    1 those loyal to foreign power
    2 those loyal to their own nation.

    Group 1 has the power and will prevail with support from the West.
    Egypt will burn, and the spoils of this divided land will be split up by the usual suspects.

    An interesting Canadian anti Semitism story is getting the short shift and spin cycle today.
    KAIROS has operated with Federal Funds for 35 years. Mainstream churches, Anglican, Protestant etc. are its core members. Not my kind of people, but not radicals either. They got defunded for their anti Semitism. IMO they are 'anti Semitic' just like you are Penny.

    CBC is doing an amazing job on controlling this. So far they have over 319 comments up so far, and not 1 contains the words Israel or Jews.

    Jason Kenney made a speech at the global forum on anti Semitism and said:
    "We have articulated and implemented a zero tolerance approach to anti-Semitism. What does this mean? It means that we eliminated the government funding relationship with organizations like for example, the Canadian Arab Federation, whose leadership apologized for terrorism or extremism, or who promote hatred, in particular anti-Semitism.
    We have ended government contact with like-minded organizations like the Canadian Islamic Congress, whose President notoriously said that all Israelis over the age of 18 are legitimate targets for assassination. We have defunded organizations, most recently like KAIROS, who are taking a leadership role in the boycott.

    Source for that speech....

    CJAPAC is one fcukin scary extremist group. Canada has our very own AIPAC. Who knew? Oy vey!

    The KAIROS paper on Palestinian rights states their clear unequivocal position on a boycott. They reject that option.
    Section 6 shows their clear rejection of a boycott, and the overall tone of the paper is calm and reasonable.

    CBC and Liberals and Conservatives are pretending this is a scandal involving Bev Oda.
    The Liberals are jumping all over this inept patsy who is taking one hard for the team. Oda is the Libs focus because they don't dare bring Israel into it.
    Good thing its hockey day in Canada tomorrow............

  3. Hi Penny, thanks for this info.
    From what i'm hearing here in Australia is that the military have taken over until (supposedly) election time in Sept.
    I hope it is all peacefull for the Egyptian People..and that their horrible nosey Neighbour doesn't take advantage of the situation, but then again, they probably partly ochestrated the whole thing.
    Thanks for your blog and i've added you to my blog roll.
    Cheers A13

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  5. Penny stated "How is it that wikileaks never mentions Israel's involvement in this situation??" That is obviously rhetorical, as they can't due to a blatant conflict of interest. Wikileaks runs a psuedo-hip gatekeeper operation for those who can't be bothered to suss the truth at legitimate and credible whistle-blower sites. It's one-stop shopping for the gullible, who mainline main stream media cut with hope into their veins like a good nodding junkie. Julian Assange of Wikileaks has a direct relationship with Israeli intelligence as asserted by Lia Abramovitch who reportedly writes for the Syriatruth website. Reportedly, Abramovitch has found evidence that Julian Assange 'struck a deal with Israel.' According to this alleged deal, Julian Assange agreed to withhold cables incriminating Israel.Reportedly, Abramovitch cites former WikiLeaks spokesperson Daniel Domscheit-Berg as her source. Domscheit-Berg reportedly said that Assange received money from semi-official Israeli sources. This was documented at Aangirfan here: Wikileaks' Assange & Israel

    As for today's victorious events, the appearance and assertive dominance by the Egyptian military is hard to discern exactly. It may be too early to tell as of yet, but worry not, all masks fall to the trained investigative eye. Their true role and intentions will be exposed before long for they cannot serve two masters. Be vigilant, the next few months will see some truly nasty business behind the scenes. It is hoped that the Egyptian people will be resilient, clever and resourceful enough to retain their freedom to face the dirty tricks brigade headed their way.

  6. Hi Penny.
    In response to HHQ.
    Totally spot on where it comes to wikileaks.
    A honeypot.
    Very well said.
    Regarding the Egyptian military,
    They could either be patsies, complicit, or so divided within themselves that "anything goes" ie: high level destabilisation.
    This news below just breaking on main media.

    Top US commander to visit Israel, Jordan February 12, 2011 - 4:24PM

    The top US military commander will visit Israel and Jordan Sunday and Monday to reaffirm US support following the collapse of the presidency of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen will begin his trip in Amman where he will meet with King Abdullah II and his Jordanian counterpart, Lieutenant General Meshaal Al-Zabn.

    "He will discuss security issues of mutual concern and reassure both these key partners of the US military's commitment to that partnership," Pentagon spokesman Captain John Kirby said.

    In Israel, Mullen will hold talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres and the country's military leaders.

    The visit comes after Mubarak stepped down Friday after 30 years, handing power to the military after more than a million people took to the streets in the culmination of an 18-day uprising in Egypt.

    © 2011 AFP

    Thanks and regards to all.

    WV: blogin (don't you just love it!)

  7. will remain in continuous or permanent session to protect the nation

    I hope this is different from the thug Mubarak's three decades long tyranny, running the nation as he and his Zionist handler see fit, declaring back in 1981 some sort of 'emergency' that was never rescinded.

    I imagine some Egyptian generals have been bought off by boatloads of cash from Israel and her colony, the USSA, to keep the status quo.

    For if REAL democracy breaks out in Egypt, how will Israel keep Gaza perpetually on the edge of starvation?

  8. I am going to do one big response here.

    John, thanks for letting me know that.

    I have heard a bit on that one previously, but, I actually did not realize Canada was blessed with a beavertail version of AIPAC
    Will check out the links.

    A13: I have always hoped it would go well for the Egyptian people, because humans deserve to live their lives free from the yoke of oppression.

    HHQ: Purely rhetorical and i agree with your assessment. Wikileaks is to be regarded as suspiciously as any and all other mainstream media resources.
    They may have good info, they may have bad info, but I went with this cable, because it seemed to be well supported by other resources.
    That said everything from there has to judged individually, same as all info from the media.

    As for Israel, wikileaks is on par with the msm.

  9. Apologies Greg, how could I have missed you?

    "I imagine some Egyptian generals have been bought off by boatloads of cash from Israel and her colony, the USSA, to keep the status quo."

    boatloads of cash and the latest weaponry.