Analysis: What is the CIA doing in Egypt?



Every time there is a popular uprising anywhere in the Muslim world, the minds of American intelligence planners go immediately to 1979, when the Iranian Revolution tore down almost overnight one of Washington closest allies in the Middle East. By ignoring the immense unpopularity of the Shah’s brutal regime, and by limiting its Iranian contacts among the pro-Shah elites in the country, the CIA was caught completely in the dark as the Islamic revolution unfolded. Could the same be happening now in Egypt? Hopefully not, says The Washington Post’s veteran intelligence correspondent Jeff Stein. As in the case of Iran under the Shah, the US has stood by the 33-year dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak, choosing to abide by the simplistic dogma of ‘either secular repression or anti-American Islamism’. But, unlike 1970s Iran, one would hope that US intelligence agencies have been able to develop useful contacts across the fragmented but dynamic and energized Egyptian opposition community, says Stein, quoting former US Defense Intelligence Agency official Jeffrey White. It is unlikely that the CIA and other agencies have fully embraced persistent calls, such as those by Emile Nakhleh, former head of the CIA’s program on political Islam, to develop trustworthy contacts inside the Egyptian Islamic Brotherhood, as well as groups close to it, such as Hamas and Hezbollah. If such contacts have not already been developed, it is almost certain that US intelligence agencies are frantically trying to establish them right now, so they can at least provide moderately tolerable assessments of the unfolding situation on the ground. Anything past that would probably be unfeasible at the current stage, according to Stein’s analysis. As Richard K. Betts, an academic with close contacts with US intelligence agencies puts it, “the priority [right now] is collection and analysis about what’s going on”.

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4 Responses to Analysis: What is the CIA doing in Egypt?

  1. donkeytrainer says:

    Dear reader.

    First of all you may be informed that I am not a muslim.If the benefits of unpartiality have a value to you you may go on reading.If you tent to confuse and be just an unconscious ignoramus you may end up twisting every new expression with your conditioned mind and your ego will force you to fight every attempt to brake through your conditioned ‘filter-everything-out-and block-what-doesn’t-fit-into-the-well-established-upside-down-view-of-reality’.
    Many will confuse this comment as an paranoia but those ill with this view are just seeing what is just in themself.Proof: Look at all this well paid and well organised dumb hateblogs and what is puked out there.If they themself are not paranoit to the core why then do they confuse and twist everything contrary to their view?And why are they are so paranoid abaut Islam. Islam is not a threat but the dumbing of the planet.

    Since nearly 300 years,if one sincerely wishes to understand what it is all about- one has to look at the intentions and works of the “most-of-all-criminal-organisations” socalled -secret services- unfortunately now spread all over the world,all that frightens you so much had then its beginning.
    Watch this to educate yourself,and listen carefully to the words at the beginning of the docu about the ‘…terrornetwork of secret agents…’
    All what is written in all these blogs and specially the ‘hate-blogs’ and elswhere about what frightens all of us and heads towarts an patologic self-inflictet blindness,as we all can witness when reading the numerous articles and one-eyed worldview-meanings will bear just poisioned fruits as long as we allow ourself just to look at the fanatic lunatics.
    No matter where in the world and in whatever disguise used to manifest their humanity-poisoning activities,if one wishes to stop these criminal-actions one must first of all stop all the socalled “wolfs in sheeps clothes”-the Secret Services-In the first row CIA,Mossad, ISI(=CIA)ect,ect.Taliban is CIA! Al-Qaida is CIA! Jihadis are CIA! Hamas is Mossad! Yes,this sounds absurd but only to ‘candidates for the mentalhouse’.
    These agencies have to be shot down forever,their agents and all of those who are involved ,no matter from which walk of life,or those intending to get involved in such an activity- quickely be put in prison for a very long time.Then,and only then there will be an end to such nonsence-activities.
    But I am sorry to say that this will first of all not be enough believed and also those organisations are so powerfull today and act above law that the only way to stop them from doing there evil backround-work will be some happening like an asteroid hitting the earth and ending all that criminal activities on the spot,because people now are drunk and in their deapest sleep since the beginning of humankind.
    Proof: Look at the foolish reactions on this comment.

    These lunatic-extremists doing the dirty work for their hidden or not hidden criminal agencies,are the most foolish ones.
    First and most important of all:
    !!!!!!! THERE IS NO PERMISSION for their socalled Jihad-movement!!!!!!!! Only wahhabis and salafis teach this nonsens.
    Do not confuse the teachings of Islam with the teachings of wahhabis or salafis etc. as you do with all the sentences taken out of their holy book kuran or somewhere else with your total ignorance of the fact that even most sane western-and muslim scolars of the past and present times secured themself from the spiritual dangers of misinterpretation by taking in account the fact that one has to know exactly the when,why and to whom something was said.
    If it has to be taken literally or if one has to dive deaper into the countless meanings by heart.Obviously is the clean heart the key to this.
    Go and clean yourself from the dirtyness which is in your heart that allows you just to take everything just literaly first.If you do not understand this how you dare to tell others about the meanings of what is mentioned in the kuran or in any other holy book?
    Whith your dirty intention and misinterpretation you are straight on the path to hell.If you like to be rubbish then it doesn’t matter.All your dumb hatret and foolishness is a sign that you are already on the way there.
    It is not an easy thing like reading the logo on your toiletpaper.
    How This can be?
    Go and find out-but ask not the fanatics and extremists-they know nothing! That is why they are involved.
    And the fact that they are involved although there is no permission,is the most clear sign that secret services were and are financing,supplying with weapons,and doing the propaganda work for it -and for the tunnel-reality-puplic-against it.
    And none of those individuals,no matter what the may be told or believe from their wahabi-salafi lunatics,will ever enter paradise or become a matyr by doing such criminal psychopaty for the only benefit of laying much more heavy burdens on themselves,their families,their communities,and even whole mankind.
    They are the biggest idiots in that whole game-and the biggest losers.
    And do not ask such fools like Geerd Wilders and Co,who,as selfmade ‘Duce’s’ are eating with the same hand with which they wipe their dirty ass on the toilet.These fools play an important role: they collect all the flies,so they do not bother others.Follow him if you are on the same level and finally become rubbish!
    A worldgoverment may be an good idea,but headed by these criminals may lead to and end up as an HELL on Earth.

    Oh people, it is a big lie to tell the people that there is an allowance for this so-called jihad-movement today.
    And it is also a sign of endless foolishness to claim that jihad ‘is the highest ‘call’ in Islam as some lunatics without the slithest knowledge of anything so often cry out like donkeys.
    These ignorant ‘self-sacrificers’ or ‘suiciders’ are just a very small minority of fanatics and extremists who are doing all what is stricktly forbidden in Islam! Killing innocent people,children and woman is a cursed act against everything which Islam stands for. To know and understand this one has not to be a muslim.
    Many of us miss the most important point-that there has to be an Khalifat and so has to be an Khalifah for the final permission for jihad,but only against oppressors.
    They are responsible to find out who the head of the oppressors are and fight them.
    Not children,not women,not innocent people.
    The last Khalifa was the Ottoman Sultan which got taken away in the 30’s of the 20th century and with whom the Khalifat ended.
    Do you know who Laurence from Arabia was? He was just one and the most famous of almost 1000’s of agents spying on muslims for the British Colonialministry in the course of 150 years before Laurence came to slander.
    Here we can see how stupid we are that we give honour to such individuals and let it happen that such a man is shown to everyone in the world as the gratest hero like it happened just weeks ago.The world hails him and those who really plantet this evil seed.

    The works of those man was the planting of the seeds which grew the trees and brought forth the fruits which we call today mistakingly ‘Islamic Terror’.Wahabism and Salafism are one of these fruits.There are more but these are the ones from which the others grew out.
    It was parts of the protestant teaching injectet into the teachings of Islam! Do not confuse this with Islam. Islam has nothing do do with it!
    If we like it or not.
    watch this to educate yourself:

    If Islam means ‘submission’ and ‘peace’ which comes from the word ‘salam'(peace)-how can there be a word like ‘Islamic Terror’? Peace-Terror? Interresting that most people do not care about the fact that arabic words can have multible meanings and one cannot secure oneself from falling into the trap of misinterpreting out of context without the knowledge needed for a good understanding.When will people start to think for themself? Is this invention of this spectacular sign of stupidity brought to light with such an nonsense-word not a clear sign that its inventors must have the intelligence-level of a fly? And such a crusade can only be possible with the help of a people with an intelligence-leve even lower than a fly.
    So- There is no Khalifa now and any jihad against anything exept against ones own self has NO PERMISSION!-and is a cursed act. Everything else is a shameless lie.
    Every muslim and many non-muslims know this exept the wahabis and salafis and all these groops following the same line. They do not care and go on teaching their foolishness to those who like to listen.They have nothing to do with Islam-doesn’t matter what they believe. Foolish people fall into this well prepared trap spread among the world and especially muslim-countrys since 150 years by the dirty hands and minds of secret agents.
    And the muslim majority curses this extreme misinterpretations since the beginning of the 18th century,that shows the fact that even after nearly 300 years they(wahabis,salafis,etc) are still not crossing the 1% line of muslims all over the world.
    If we blame these fanatic brainwashed handful of lunatics and their Imams and want to see them made responsible for their deeds as we should we would do better also putting the blame on these socalled ‘Intelligence Services’ and those elite-criminals for whom they work for.
    If there is an atom of intelligance involved in their deceptive works behind the scenes why then,dear reader,is it so that the more these agencies are involved the more the world is burning?
    Why don’t you grap your leaders and their evil advicers,greedy bankers,corporate criminals,rockefellers,kissassingers,zbigniew’s,bush’s,fabians,tavistock’s,rumpfeld-criminals and on and on….and all their marionettes around the world right on the street and get them quickly into prison for the next 100 years,what allready would have happened if you were so free and sane as you think you are?
    No you won’t do that. You want to vote for something,right? If you cannot make your cross,you cannot feel as someone important.
    To have the possibility to vote is a great opportunity which we could be very happy to have and are responsible to fight for,but do we really have this opportunity? Do you confus making a cross with having a vote?
    Why then do you wonder if the world explodes?
    Remember,just from an illiterate person it is asket to make a cross. All what happens today and what makes you feel so frightened and on what you dare to have a meaning and feel the need to lie it out into the world,you must know that YOU votet these devils! Do not confuse ‘demoncracy’ with democracy.
    These elite-criminals are really clever,they know that YOU will have to carry the responsibility for that.

    But,squarehead-people will never understand this. Look how they try to discredit this statment now by any means.

    neverteless with
    best wishes
    Donkeytrainer Dr. A. Truv

  2. nyagwoka says:

    America is only ensuring Egypt does not become another Somalia…
    Gibson, Kenya

  3. lizburbank says:

    Deliberate disinformation – these US soft power regime change ops are carried out under aegis of US state dept/ USAID/NED via their trusty ‘democracy-human rights’Soros NGOs in collaboration with social network ‘strategic information’ warfare:
    More soon at, for now these shed light:

    US State Department Chooses April 6th Movement To Take Part In Anti-Extremism Conference

    Egypt protests: secret US document discloses support for protesters 28 Jan 2011

  4. nyagwoka says:

    Nyc viewpoint. I like the diplomatic perspective but dont think USA should jump in yet

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