Egypt And Tunisia: Plutocracy Won

Dr. K R Bolton

It is no longer necessary to hypothesize about the purpose of the “velvet revolutions” in North Africa and adjacent states: they are already following the same path as those manufactured in the former Soviet bloc. Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and John Kerry recently went to Tunisia and Egypt with a group of businessmen to discuss the direction of those states.

Members of the delegation included General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, and officials from Boeing, Coca-Cola, Bechtel, ExxonMobil, Marriot, and Dow. Kerry, McCain, and Lieberman have sponsored a Bill to create “economic assistance funds” for Egypt and Tunisia. “In proposing the bill, the elected officials urged the United States to back the revolutionary movements across the region known as the ‘Arab Spring.”‘[1] Now that the “Arab Spring” has been largely successful, the Senators can be open in support for what the US really instigated from the start at a time when media and political pundits and Administration spokesmen put on a show on the world stage of being “taken by surprise.”[2]

A press release from Senator McCain’s office states that, “the delegation met with government, business, and civil society leaders and discussed how greater democratic and economic reform can lead to greater foreign investment.”[3] What McCain’s office is stating is that the US senior policy-makers, along with a gaggle of business executives, have not wasted much time in going to the two states in which the “Arab Spring” originated. They have sought to lay down the direction of the two states in regard to political and economic processes, to enable Tunisia and Egypt to enter as fully paid up (literally) members of the “new world order.” McCain is quoted as stating:

This delegation, which consisted of leaders from some of America’s largest companies, was also a critical show of support for Tunisia and Egypt as they continue their unprecedented transitions to democracy. The success of these transitions requires vigorous economic growth in both countries. At this critical time for all of our economies, the U.S. private sector can play an essential role in creating mutually beneficial economic gains for Americans, Tunisians, and Egyptians alike.[4]

The delegation has made its position clear to the Egyptian and Tunisian interim governments: The future economic direction of those states that have succumbed to the “Arab Spring” will proceed along the path expected by those who provided the training and the funding for the revolts. Immelt of General Electric alluded to precisely what type of economic model was expected:

I was pleased to join Senators McCain and Kerry on this important trip to Egypt and Tunisia to help drive market competitiveness and open up opportunities … Recent events here present a critical opportunity to re-energize economic growth and development. As GE and other U.S. businesses invest in this dynamic region, we will create opportunities for the people of the region as well as Americans.[5]

We might discern from the statement by Mr Immelt one of the major aims of globalist sponsorship for the “Arab Spring”: “market competitiveness” and the opening up of the economies of the region to predatory capital. The “energizing of economic growth and development” will be of the type that accords with free market and “open society” doctrine. Immelt talks of “creating opportunities in the region as well as for Americans,” which is a euphemism for a system that has profited the globalists beyond measure, but which has provided no opportunities for ordinary folk in the USA and the West, let alone being able to usher in a Golden Age of prosperity and universal happiness for those in North Africa and nearby states. Indeed, as recent years have shown, the free market model being foisted over the world is designed for the benefit of an international oligarchy, but one that seems to have unleashed a system that they are not themselves able to control, or at least one whose chaos might provide the pretext for further plutocratic domination. If it has not been able to bring anything but chaos and dispossession to the masses of the USA and the West generally, what is the “free market” expected to bring to the masses of Arabs? However, as with the opening up of China by the Rockefeller-Kissinger crowd during the 1970s, from the globalists’ point of view, the utopian vision is for many more Muslims to be guzzling Coca Cola and more fully engaging as consumers in the global village.

Apart form Immeld, he other business executives in the delegation were:

• C. David Welch, Region President for Europe, Africa and Middle East, Bechtel, Ltd.

• Jeffrey Johnson, President, Middle East, Boeing.

• Curtis A. Ferguson, President, Coca-Cola Middle East & North Africa.

• James R. Fitterling, Executive Vice President and President, Corporate Development, Hydrocarbons, Dow.

• Andrew David Wells, Chairman and Managing Director, ExxonMobil Egypt.

• Edwin D. Fuller, President and Managing Director, International Lodging, Marriott International, Inc.

• Nabil Habayeb, President & CEO, MENAT (Middle East, North Africa & Turkey), General Electric Company.[6]

Globalist Affiliations

Anything that McCain is involved with should prompt suspicion. He is one of the heralds of the “world democratic revolution” in the service of American, and ultimately plutocratic hegemony. He has also recently visited Myanmar,[7] one of the states on the globalist hit-list. McCain is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the pre-eminent globalist think tank and father of them all. Other CFR members on the delegation were: C David Welch, Bechtel Ltd.[8]; Senator John Kerry, and Sen. Joe Lieberman. That is to say, all the Senatorial leaders of the delegation are CFR members.[9]

Of the corporations represented in the delegation, the following are “corporate sponsors” of the CFR: Boeing, Coca Cola, ExxonMobil (a “founding” corporate member), General Electric.[10]

One of the more interesting aspects of John Kerry is his being an initiate of the Yale-based crypto-Masonic society, Lodge 322. It is significant that Lodge 322 does not “tap” those they select for initiation at Yale until their senior year, and once having graduated they become “patriarchs.” Hence the basis of Lodge 322 is to recruit members according to what they the might become after they leave Yale. It is therefore something more than simply a college frat. Interestingly, in the presidential race between Bush and Kerry, both were Lodge initiates, the Bush family having inter-generational connections.[11]

Of McCain, he is up to his neck in globalist proselytising. As Chairman of the International Republican Institute (IRI), he heads an organization whose avowed aim is to reshape states around the world in accordance with “American” (i.e. plutocratic) concepts of “democracy. As has been documented by this writer and others in Foreign Policy Journal, IRI is not only involved with instigating revolts and “regime change” but in formulating the precise course desired for newly “liberated” states, which includes formulating the programs of political parties, and virtually creating party-systems. As I have documented previously, the IRI “Republicans” work in tandem” with the post-Trotskyite “Democrats” of the National Endowment for Democracy, and an array of other think tanks and NGOs in promoting the “world democratic revolution.”[12]

As for the presence of Zionist luminary Joe Lieberman in Tunisia and Egypt, will Egyptians and Tunisians now be questioning what they were revolting about and for what purposes? Probably not. Once the spectre of the atavistic mob is unleashed under the guise of “liberty, equality, fraternity,” as the revolutionaries of another era put it, it takes some time for the ramifications of their actions to be comprehended. The disquiet that was expressed regarding the toppling of regimes “friendly to the USA” and how their demise might impact negatively on Israel was smoke and mirrors. The likes of NED, IRI,, etc are not going to back any movement that endangers the Zionist entity in Palestine. Lieberman had been among the most aggressive of Senators in urging military action in the Middle East.[13] The Arab “democrats” have sold their birthright for a mess of pottage, for nothing other than the nebulous glitter of the golden calf from far off America.


[1] “Top US senators join business trip to Tunisia, Egypt,” Middle East Online, June 23 2011,

[2] K R Bolton, “Tunisian Revolt: another Soros/NED Jack-Up?,” Foreign Policy Journal, January 18, 2011,

“What’s Behind the Tumult in Egypt?,” Foreign Policy Journal, February 1, 2011

What’s Behind the Tumult in Egypt?

[3]“Delegation travels to Tunisia and Egypt,” US Senator John McCain, Press Releases, June 26, 2011,

[4] Ibid.

[5] Ibid.

[6] Ibid.

[7] McCain visited Myanmar on June 1, and urged the USA to maintain its economic sanctions, suggesting that Myanmar might face an “Arab-style revolution.” Wai Moe, “McCain: Burma Could Face Revolt, Sanctions Should Remain,” The Irrawaddy, June 3, 2011,

In other words, McCain warned that the USA would continue applying the economic pressure, while the “Red Power” activists could expect US support in the event of a revolt. See: K R Bolton, “Myanmar Targeted by Globalists,” Foreign Policy Journal, June 1 2011,

[8] C David Welch, now a president of Bechtel Corp., has a long career as a US diplomat, served on the National Security Council, and was ambassador to Egypt. C David Welch, “Biography”, US State Department, March 25, 2005,

[9] Council on Foreign Relations, “Membership Roster,”

[10] Council on Foreign Relations, “Corporate Membership,”

[11] A comprehensive article on Lodge 322 by mainstream media can be found at: R Leung, “Skull and Bones,” CBS 60 Minutes, February 11, 2009,

[12] K R Bolton, “The Globalist Web of Subversion,” Foreign Policy Journal, February 7, 2011,

Also: New Dawn (Australia) Special Issue No. 16, pp. 17-30.

[13] “Joseph Lieberman,” Source Watch,