by Ted Becker
Here are my credentials for a preliminary and quick analysis of what’s going on in The Middle East in early 2011….in Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and who knows where’s next?
(1) I have absolutely no connection to the CIA or the American Intelligence or diplomatic communities.
(2), I have no “Middle East” expertise or experience whatsoever (but I have read and lived a lot of Middle East history over my lengthy lifetime);
(3) I don’t take at face value whatever the U.S. or E.U. politicians or media commentators say about any of it since intractable American policies in that region are a major cause of Anti-American Imperialism in every country there.
(4) I do have extensive expertise in the history and practices of America Imperialism and its long and short term unintended consequences…and maintain a fairly unbiased, analytic perspective of how that is playing out at this period of American and global history. (You can read all about in this website’s comprehensive text “The Last, Lost Empire”.)
In other words, “the peoples’ revolutions” now rocking The Middle East come as quite a shock to the American and European ruling classes and their hirelings in the mass media, but not to me . It was only a matter of time. (more…)