Egypt and Tunisia: Plutocracy Won

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.

Senators John Kerry (left) and John McCain (third from left) ring the bell to pen the Cairo stock exchange market on June 26, 2011 (Amr Nabil/AP)
Senators John Kerry (left) and John McCain (third from left) ring the bell to pen the Cairo stock exchange market on June 26, 2011 (Amr Nabil/AP)

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]

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Kerry Bolton

Kerry R Bolton is a Fellow of the Academy of Social and Political Research (Athens), and the Institute for Higher Studies on Geopolitics and Auxiliary Sciences (Lisbon). He has doctorates in theological studies, Ph.D. h.c. and certifications in psychology and social work studies. He has been widely published by the scholarly and wider media on a variety of subjects. 

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  • Sharm

    What are this nonsense, “Stand with Israel” & “ Support Israel” mean and

    why are they printed at this page?

  • Clearly you are unfamiliar with IRI. If you were you would know that IRI does not “aim is to reshape states around the world in accordance with ‘American’…concepts of ‘democracy.’” If that were IRI’s aim then all the countries where the Institute worked would have a federal system with a president, two chambers of the legislature, etc. Clearly that is not that case. It is also false that IRI is “involved with instigating revolts and ‘regime change.’” Those tired old rumors have been shown false years ago

  • Edward

    Every night on TV I see various charities looking for donations to bring children back from the brink of death and starvation around the world. Why do I not see the political and business elite rushing to the aid of these people.
    Rather I see the political and business elite offering “aid” to the various countries whose infrastructure and economies have been destroyed by NATO and the US. Perhaps someone could explain?

  • givemeabreak

    What nonsense!

    Here is the first paragraph of the Wikipedia entry for the author.

    Kerry Raymond Bolton (born 1956) is a far-right , conservative and social credit writer in New Zealand[1] who has been active in several organisations. He has written numerous publications focused around politics, ethnicity, metaphysics, religion, and the occult, particularly Freemasonry (his 2006 doctoral dissertation was From Knights Templar to New World Order: Occult Influences in History – an examination of theories), Christianity and Catholic social doctrine (Faith of Europe), among other topics.[2]

    • Philip

      That is not the same KR Bolton. Be careful when using wiki….

  • Edward

    The truth remains forever………. No point in shooting the messenger.

  • THE

    The entire Libyan Conflict can only correctly be seen in terms of furthering America’s interests and the interests of only a few Larger NATO Countries Geo-Political interests.

    This can in no way be in the interests of the Libyan people, because if NATO had Candidates in a Libyan Election, then NATO Candidates would never be Elected.

    If the American led NATO wins in Libya, there will be no Elections, because the NATO Puppets, even though they are Libyans, are NATO Candidates.

    What would a Libya that is created by war, by NATO’s aggression going to look like, because a million People demonstrated against NATO in Tripoli just the other day.

    There will be no Elections in Libya if NATO wins, because that is why they called the Unelected Coup Plotters the National Transitional Council.

    They are really Regional and not National; NATO’s intentions are that there will only be a Transition to a NATO Puppet State, and the Council just a Euphemism for Puppets if NATO wins.

    It could be argued that any peace in Libya if NATO wins will not be a genuine peace, but a NATO peace like we have seen in Kosovo, and that cannot be described as peace.

    NATO does not have United Nations Authorization for murdering innocent Civilians, and destroying other People’s Property, or for Regime Change.

    The ICC, which should stand for International Criminal Cabal wants to justify NATO’s aggression with the use of Lies and Slanders against the Innocent.

    The International Criminal Cabal deliberately ignores the most serious charge of aggression against the peace, for which England, America, France and the Western Sponsored Coup Plotters are Guilty of Premeditatedly Scheming.

    The Libyan Government has been treated differently to other Arab Leaders like Bahrain Saudi Arabia, and we know that Bahrain has murdered its own People who were peacefully demonstrating for Democracy.

    If Bahrainis asked for NATO’s help, they would not get it, even though America has a Military base there.

    France has publicly said that they have armed the Coup Plotters, and that ensures that they can no longer be classed as unarmed civilians, but Coup Plotters.

    These armed Coup Plotters will increase the likelihood that civilians are killed, whereas the United Nations Resolution says that Civilians are to be protected.

    America and their cohorts have deliberately lied in order to commit their premeditated mass murder on innocent civilians while claiming that Muammar Gaddafi may have been planing to fight against Coup Plotters who are Puppets of the Western Fascists.

  • free as bird


    Well said. Thank you. I hope people at Zmag, US government front, who supported Libya war and destruction of Libya to expand Israel’s interest read your comment. No one trust the closet zionists at Zmag, Democracy Now, or Campaing for peace and democracy (CPD) where all try to fool the readers to expand US and zionists’ interest.
    You should add Juan Cole to this list, a CIA agent.

  • gullab baloch

    american are so sharp, they know how to rule in world. arab are uneducated they cannot deduct their fault. arab should understand their policy and take out america in arab, otherwise they will loss their homeland.