The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

Documentary: The Revolution Business

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Summary: Democratic change has been demanded across the Middle East. But was what seems like a spontaneous revolution actually a strategically planned event, fabricated by ‘revolution consultants’ long in advance?

Revolution consultants are the worst nightmare of every regime. Srdja Popovic was a founder of the organisation ‘Otpor,’ a revolution training school. It was instrumental in the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic in the 1990s and has now inspired a new generation of activists. Political commentators like William Engdahl are convinced Otpor is being financed by the USA. “The people from Otpor gave us a book in which they described all their strategies,” says Ezzedine Zaatour of the Tunisian uprising. That book was written by an American, Gene Sharp, and is now considered the “revolution guide book,” being used by opposition movements worldwide. As Optor release their latest gadget, a resistance training computer game sponsored by American organisations, world leaders are voicing their concerns. “This is called a gentle coup!” insists Hugo Chavez.

Editor’s note: Note the presence of Peter Ackerman, who is depicted in the excerpted Iranian video, in the background of the Revolution Business. Ackerman, who made up to $500 milllion on junk bonds, was president of Freedom House between 2005 and 2009, funded Gene Sharp’s work, and supports the work of CANVAS. He also produced their regime-change video game “A Force More Powerful.”

For those who believe that Israel is genuinely worried about the prospect of “democratic change” in the region, Ackerman’s participation in a roundtable discussion entitled “The Challenge of Radical Islam” at the 2008 Herzliya Conference with Uzi Landau, Ariel Sharon’s Minister of Internal Security and current member of the Knesset for Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu; Judith Miller, the purveyor of Ahmed Chalabi’s Iraqi WMD lies in the New York Times; and the Mossad-linked “terrorism expert” Steven Emerson, should give them pause for thought. Moreover, back in 2005 Ackerman co-authored an LA Times op-ed with pro-Israeli warmonger Michael Ledeen entitled “Say You Want a Revolution.”


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

June 14, 2011 at 6:39 am

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  1. >There are three indispensable requirements: first, a unified opposition that can put aside internal disagreements over the details of what will follow the downfall of the tyrannical regime; second, a disciplined democratic movement that rigorously applies the rules of nonviolent conflict; and finally, careful preparation of the battlefield — which means that members of the armed forces must be persuaded to make individual decisions rather than act as part of a collective organization. (Acerman 2005)

    precisely. this is the template for americans fed up with their pseudo-democracy. and for all the other supposed democracies. as bush said “bring ’em on!” ie, fight fire with fire.
    as for egypt and other arab springs, it is up to them/us to make their new freedoms work for them. unite muslims and the left against the bankster imperialists.

    Eric Walberg

    June 14, 2011 at 9:08 am

  2. A word of caution for fed-up Americans from The Daily Bell:

    IMF provisions featuring privatization, tax hikes and public sector “austerity” are designed in my view to provoke the very public anger that Western elites are counting on to fuel a conversation about yet MORE centralization and MORE governmental control – of a “transparent” and “disciplined” type. The conversation is constantly to be focused on “better” government, not less of it. We can see the problem coming into focus now for the US, and the solution shall not be far behind. Expect the same sort of civil unrest that is currently afflicting Europe to visit the US if this conversation continues to be pushed along its current track.

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    June 15, 2011 at 7:35 am

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