Egypt And Tunisia: The Arc Of Crisis Is Being Radicalized

Zahir Ebrahim

One can perhaps use the article “Unlayering the Middle East War Agenda: Making Sense of Absurdities” to make some sense of Egypt and Tunisia in some overarching context that is outside of their national boundaries. These countries are, after all, both along the ‘arc of crisis’, in the ‘global zone of percolating violence’ (Ibid.) – and it is percolating all right!

While it is too early to call Egypt and Tunisia both, but like the Green Revolution which fizzled in Iran because the Iranians astutely understood that it was a CIA sponsored colored revolution brought on by their own fifth columnists, and acted accordingly, Egypt’s and Tunisia’s sudden flare-up sounds to me exactly like PNA’s revolt against Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, elected prime minister and dictator-in-chief of Pakistan – and a thorn in the side of the United States for his independent thinking – paid for by the bucket full of overnight dollars from the PL 480 fund.

“PL-480 funds had also been released by the US. Over-night some JI workers were seen with pockets full of money and spending lavishly … The US not only aided but also directed most of the PNA activities.” wrote Brig. Tirmazi, as the man on the watch for Pakistan’s ISI, in his confessional autobiography Profiles of Intelligence (1996, read excerpt).

Those who don’t know their history are condemned to fall to the butcher’s knife already being sharpened by our own uncle toms, house negroes, and many a fifth columnist savant variously pitching ‘secular humanism’ vs. Islam through street revolution. These revolutions have no fundamentals to them except mob-power, and therefore, like the French Revolution, are almost always orchestrated with big money and big mobilizations to serve quite a different agenda. That latter revolution created the tyrannical Napoleon, while destroying all existent aristocracy of France, the bearers of French/Christian culture and traditions for centuries, to be replaced by mobs (some liberation from the aristocracy’s tyranny!).

The Iranian revolution, contrary to the Shia partisans’ penchant for anything Khomeini, only created a new enemy for America with “Islamic” mob power and hostage taking, both of which have defined American-Iranian relations ever since for the public’s consumption. Diabolically cultivated in France and protected by NATO intelligence, the late Ayatollah Khomeini was clearly played for a patsy with the Iranian public’s disenfranchisement card – a travesty deliberately carried out by the vile King Reza Shah Pahlavi’s intelligence apparatus SAVAK, his masters knowing exactly what their implanted stooge, brought to power by their CIA, was brewing by oppressing the common peoples so brutally. While all this was going on in Iran, the future leader of the people’s rebellion was being carefully protected by the West, in the West, and brought to power the moment their own tyrant was kicked out by street power.

The Grand Ayatollah Khomeini, respected leader of Iranians, and of Shia Muslims around the world, could have been assassinated by Western intelligence at anytime they wanted while he was in exile – but NATO and French intelligence were instead likely guarding him in the chateau in France lest SAVAK did him in! Can anyone make sense of this mind-fck: replacing their own installed tyrant who is empire-friendly, with a street revolution that is empire-inimical? It is like red-teaming blue-teaming an exercise where only the observers know what the real game is, but either team thinks their battle is real.

This theme repeats over and over again with variations. Sometimes, the preferred military dictator brought about with a coup, is replaced by a hand-picked malleable corrupt bastard under the facade of elections, leaving a wake of public discontent in either case, and then musical chairs begin again as the society is led by its nose towards more orchestrated chaos and insecurity.

The same deadly “music” is perhaps being played in Egypt and Tunisia. With “militant” Islam poised to take hold of both nations – as per the natural aspirations of the peoples after decades of oppressive secular rule – it is rather transparent that the ‘arc of crisis’ is being primed for radicalization.

Do we know which Machiavellian text book such convolutions are from? Hegel’s The Phenomenology of Mind – and I am sure no one in the Western universities and among the paid mercenaries of empire outside of the Rand Corporation has ever even heard of Hegelian Dialectic! Add to that layers of game theory contortions – and a feeble-minded public anywhere becomes mere putty in the hands of hectoring hegemons, ripe for any Hegelian mind-fck!

The purpose of these contortions? Seeding chaos. But why? Well, David Ben Gurion had aptly summed it up, as the Zionists stole Palestine in broad daylight aided and abetted by the Balfour Declaration and the two empires beholden to them after each of the two senseless World Wars: “what is inconceivable in normal times is possible in revolutionary times”!

So, again, while still too early to call it accurately, look at all this turmoil with the long-lens of the ‘arc of crisis’ reaching full radicalization as the ‘global zone of percolating violence’, and one begins to comprehend that the reality may not necessarily be how it is made to appear.

No one in Plato’s cave can ever figure out the reality behind the images on the screen, by examining the images on the screen in front of them.

The Brotherhood in Egypt, and whoever is seeding the street power in Tunisia, have surely long been co-opted by Western intelligence – the Brotherhood is an old organization, and there is not an organization on earth which is not beholden to subversion and infiltration at least at the highest levels. We see that even the Palestinian Authority, the lion of Palestine and its formal signatory power on behalf of the Palestinian peoples, were trivially co-opted to sell out Palestinian interests to Zionistan.

But still, who knows – no one can know everything, except those omnipotent powers who orchestrate world events with game theory and stochastic modeling of outcomes based on multi-dimensional variables. These aren’t deterministic outcomes, there are no guarantees, but probabilistic outcomes, with continuous intervention and “tickling” to manage the odds for the preferred outcome to come out in one’s favor. It’s like playing roulette, and at times Russian roulette, for the sheer thrill of playing it in other people’s blood. Once the players have been brought to the table and the stage set, does it matter if the third trigger-pull, or the fourth one, blows the other fellow’s brains out? Except for the joy of betting that is? That’s how the hectoring hegemons stack the cards in their favor – the public is forced into the circumstances and the predicted mass behavior does the nation in. If the outcome is to simply create chaos, that leaves a lot of latitude on how individual people might react of their own volition once already brought to the table – but at the end of the day, they are still very dead. The only way to foil this game is to not come to the table at all. Unfortunately, the recognition of this lose-lose proposition often comes too late, after the die is cast, usually ex post facto, sometimes never, especially with fools and mercenaries installed at the helm of national affairs. It’s the win-win master political science of “history’s actors”.

The stuff we are seeing today globally, seeding chaos by getting people to naturally choose the path of hectoring hegemon’s liking, is game theory at its best. See Report from Iron Mountain to understand some “fictional” scenarios which can be created with game theory. Modern computing power and war-gaming techniques make that at least 4-5 orders of magnitude more perverse in being able to orchestrate even more convolutions that sick minds at the Rand Corporation come up with. Therefore, unlayering of reality helps one comprehend the absurdities of these troubling times. Absolutely nothing is as what it appears to be on the surface.

Muslims have to finally wizen up to the Hegelian mind-fcks being prepared for us with the help of our own. The un-answered question remains, how do we reclaim our nations from the jaws of servitude without being setup as patsies in the name of freedom on the Grand Chessboard.

I believe that the very first step is to recognize that the table is being set and not come to it. This means, that by the time one receives the invitation to the table, it is already too late. One has to anticipate the table, before the invitations are sent out, and actively prevent it from being set. This can only be done by a free peoples engaged with statecraft and led by valiant leaders – sort of chicken and egg problem. I hardly think Egypt or Tunisia are in that position. Their public is already at the table. The nations are beggars before the West, and due to globalization, of both commerce and money, a simple turn of the screw can shut off their foreign aid, instantly transfer any foreign currency reserves, and leave the countries bankrupt. Almost overnight, real food and energy riots can be created on the streets of these nations if the West so desired, to launch another mob “french revolution”. No – I fear, whatever the scope, they can only run to the Western musical chairs being played for them at this time.

To glimpse my take on where it is all headed, please see: “Unlayering the Middle East War Agenda: Making Sense of Absurdities”.

The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at He may be reached at Verbatim reproduction license at