Thursday, 26 March 2015
ON EGYPT AND THE CURRENT YANKEE-BRIT-SAUDI WAR OF AGGRESSION AGAINST YEMEN
It should be also remembered that Gamal Abdel Nasser spent considerable Egyptian sacrifice in fighting the same alliance of forces who are currently attacking Yemen. Although that intervention by Nasser was anti-imperialist and just, it did bleed Egypt financially and politically. Egyptians remember this.
ON EGYPT AND THE CURRENT YANKEE-BRIT-SAUDI WAR OF AGGRESSION AGAINST YEMEN: Egypt has committed some minor level assistance to this war, and that is wrong and unethical. Rather we need Egypt to go into a strategic unity with ALL countries of the Resistance Axis not just Syria. To understand and contextualise this further:
1. Egypt still relies on heavy funding from the Gulfies including Saudi to ensure the functioning of its governance, and while it is wiggling out of that link with the fundamental strategic shift to the Russians, Syria and the BRICS, it is still some time before it can move away from that. That's just a fact, however much we might dislike it.
2. Egypt is very concerned about the trade through the waters of the Gulf, MAJOR RESPECT from the Houthi leadership side which has stated: [Houthi spokesperson Mohamed Abdel Salam told Youm7 Friday] "We respect Egypt, its people, its President, and all the agreements signed between Yemen and the neighboring countries,” Abdel Salam said, noting that Egypt has helped many Arab nations, particularly Yemen, adding that the group had sent this message to Egyptian Sisi."" (source:http://tiny.cc/ygf4vx )
However, Egypt cannot be seen to be supporting a internationally UNrecognised Houthi authority in the region and globally, as if it were to do so would set a dangerous precedent for itself (indeed, it has come out of a situation of a near coup by the pro-Nato forces under the (mis)leadership sell out of orsi/MB).
3. Egypt is at war with neo-colonial death squads in Sinai and across Egypt (and in Libya!), so it is a total contradiction for them to be supporting the neo-colonial death squad project on Yemen. This will cause problems with the Egyptian leadership internally, and one hopes that with the good will from the Houthis towards Egypt and President Sisi as stated above, and with the continuing shrift towards the Resistance Axis and BRICS etc, that Egypt will move on and develop a strategic alliance with not just Syria but ALL of the Resistance Axis. However, Iran also has a big role in ensuring that this happens, rather than its constant sniping at Egypt in public, respect to Egypt for not responding in kind against Iran. BIG RESPECT to Syria and Algeria for rejecting this neo-colonial war of aggression against Yemen, this portends well for Egypt eventually coming to its short, mid term and long term senses. I have no doubt that the Egyptian state is in intense talks towards strategic unity with the BRICS and Algeria and Syria. Iran must help that process!
4. The situation as it is currently unfolding now in Yemen (Houthi's and internal and regional allies cleaning up brit-yankee-saudi-gcc neo-colonial presence) is a victory also for Egypt who is arrayed at the same alliance. So once again, while I state Egypt's position is wrong, the real world is the real world and everything has to go through the mess of the real world to get to a better position.
5. I have seen some unfortunate comments by a few Shia brothers that Egypt is some how anti-Shia. It is not. Dozens of millions of Egyptians took to the streets to give then head of the Egyptian Army Sisi (now president) the popular mandate to get rid of Morsi partially because they did not want Egypt to become a Ikhwani-Qaeda-Nato mess that has happened to Libya and Syria, the Egyptian masses were horrified by mass rallied conducted by Morsi/MB that called on genocide against Shia and for throwing Egypt into a war against Syria on behalf of the neo-colonial alliance.
6. And now cue the hate, abuse, dogma, narrow thinking, etc for me saying some obvious points in a view of anti-imperialist global united front in this subject. IF people wanna understand the challenges in order for our side to overcome them, then ADVOCATE unity, yes criticise Egypt but take a lead from the Houthi leadership, which I repeat stated: ""We respect Egypt, its people, its President, and all the agreements signed between Yemen and the neighboring countries,” Abdel Salam said, noting that Egypt has helped many Arab nations, particularly Yemen, adding that the group had sent this message to Egyptian Sisi.""
The bottom line is that Egypt has the most populous Arab country to run, it needs money especially as it is exiting the neo-colonial orbit into the GlobalSouth orbit. It needs to find tens of billions of alternate cash from China etc, and in so doing will face a direct war with the Gulf Monarchies. Not easy tasks!
Either we advocate for anti-imperialist unity and liberation, or we advocate for pro-imperialist death squad divisions and collapse. There is hardly the slightest middle ground.
- Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm