Monday, March 21, 2011

Yvonne Ridley: On Arab Dinosaurs and False-Flags

Yvonne Ridley last appeared on my radio show on Pearl Harbor Day 2007, and co-interviewed me (along with her colleague Rattansi) for Press TV last summer.

Yvonne Ridley, a leading British journalist, was captured by the Taliban in 2001 and treated with decency and respect, then set up by the CIA to be murdered and claimed as a "Taliban victim." This experience apparently led her to pause and reflect; which in turn led her to embrace Islam. (Compare the Taliban's treatment of Ridley to the CIA's treatment of Aafia Siddiqui, and tell me which civilization is kinder to women.) Based on my 2007 interview with her, I think Yvonne Ridley understands false-flag operations. Check out her excellent new article on the Arab dinosaurs' neo-colonial divide-and-conquer tactics, including a mention of Mubarak's false-flag bombing of Coptic churches. -Kevin Barrett

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Playing the sectarian card: the Arab dinosaurs

By Yvonne Ridley,

22 March 2011

Yvonne Ridley argues that the desperate super-rich dinosaur rulers of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the Arab world are prepared to go to any length, including fomenting sectarianism and discord, in order to maintain their grip on power.

Every time I sit down to write an article another expression of people power erupts somewhere within the Arab world, so it’s hard to know where to begin. The most exhilarating thing for me has been the unity displayed in these amazing popular movements; there’s been no room for sectarianism, sexism, ageism or any other ism. It truly has been all for one and one for all.

When I walked through Tahrir Square at the height of the Egyptian revolution and saw the spirit of brotherhood between Christians and Muslims with my own eyes, I was moved to tears. For years, the destructive regime of Hosni Mubarak had sought to keep the two faith communities apart and now there is sinister evidence from secret Ministry of Interior documents that it was Mubarak’s henchmen who planted bombs in Coptic churches to fuel the sectarianism that pitted Muslim against Christian. However, the Egyptian people broke free from such divisive tyranny and came together in a unity that transcended religions, cultures, gender and generations. This was a revolution for all, with no discrimination between people of faith and those of no faith...

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