The Left and Bolshevik union thugs never let a good crisis go to waste.
……For all the lack of clarity on where the Obama administration stands, one thing is becoming more and more clear: Signs are beginning to point more toward the likelihood that President Obama’s State Department, unions, as well as Left-leaning media corporations are more directly involved in helping to ignite the Mid-East turmoil than they are publicly admitting.
If it is indeed the case that the Obama administration, with help by private-sector companies and the union movement has led an “internet revolution” in the middle east and toppled two governments within a month, the longer-term ramifications for U.S. relations with other allies such as Saudi Arabia and certain other Arab monarchies, could prove to have much more far-reaching consequences.
The Role of Unions in the Tunisian Revolution.
Last month, a riotous and deadly revolution began in the North African nation of Tunisia, which led to the ouster of long-time ruler President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. According to a Huffington Post report:
“After 23 years of iron-fisted rule, the president of Tunisia was driven from power Friday by violent protests over soaring unemployment and corruption. Virtually unprecedented in modern Arab history, the populist uprising sent an ominous message to authoritarian governments that dominate the region.
U.S. President Barack Obama said he applauded the courage and dignity of protesting Tunisians, and urged all parties to keep calm and avoid violence.”
Although there have been numerous articles regarding the role of unions in the Tunisian “revolution,” perhaps none have been so clear as this one in the Huffington Post:
“Though the movement appears to be a mix of grassroots spontaneity and targeted direct actions, it has achieved political valence through the savvy of organized labor activists. In the days leading up to the uprising, unions were feeding the foment of the demonstrators by calling strikes nationwide, including an 8,000 strong lawyer strike that paralyzed the courts.”
As Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst commented:
“Unlike the short-lived uprising in neighbouring Algeria or recent socio-economic protests in other Arab countries, the popular Tunisian uprising was immediately supported by all the opposition groups, from the Islamists to the Communists, as well as by the labour unions, which helped it spread to all major parts of the country, including the influential north.”
While the General Tunisian Workers’ Union (UGTT) was initially involved in helping to set up a transitional government, its leadership has since pulled out due to a popular uprising from the rank-and-file workers. Nevertheless, the AFL-CIO announced on its blog that:
“The global union movement is reaffirming its strong support for the General Tunisian Workers’ Union (UGTT) and the Tunisian people in their courageous struggle for equality, social justice, political freedom and democracy.
In a statement, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), which includes the AFL-CIO, said it welcomes the fall of the dictatorship in Tunisia and fully supports UGTT ’s call for an end to corruption and nepotism and a genuine transition toward a true democracy.”
As the Tunisian fires still burned with political confusion and turmoil, almost spontaneously, an explosion of unrest has thrown Egypt into chaos as well. However, as the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin notes, the two events cannot be viewed separately:
“Stephen McInerney of the Project for Middle East Democracy says that the events in Tunisia are anything but unique to that country. To the contrary, the massive protests in Egypt were “inspired by and a direct result of” recent events in Tunisia. Despite Feltman’s dim view of the trans-national nature of democratic movements, McInerney says, “I was in Cairo the day Ben Ali stepped down. Immediately the conversation was, ‘How do we translate this to Egypt?’”
“In fact, the mass political protests in Egypt would not, he says, have been possible and would not have been so successful if not for Tunisia. A mass movement, run almost entirely by secular groups and directed solely at Egypt’s political system is “unprecedented,” he explains. The Muslim Brotherhood allowed its members to participate, but did not organize or populate the street demonstrations, he says. “Egyptians are watching very carefully what happens in Tunisia ” he reports. It sends a “powerful message” to Egyptians, Algerians and throughout the region that secular democracy can be theirs as well.”
As the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center, which works with other union around the globe, has been supporting Egyptian unions for quite some time, it is not surprising that it posted on its website support for the Egyptian protests as well: The Center for Trade Union and Workers’ Services has issued a statement supporting the popular uprising in Egypt and calling on President Hosni Mubarak to respond to the people’s demands.
Radical leftwingnut groups Code Pink, A.N.S.W.E.R., and the SEIU have reared their ugly heads to capitalize on the opportunity to “organize”:
Communists and socialists have banded together with Islamic fundamentalists for the “revolution”. Extremist groups supporting the overthrow of the Egyptian government and the protests across the Middle East, are part of a movement to install a Caliphate. This is not a spontaneous event by people tired of Islamic oppression. This was planned. Whatever dissent there is among the population is being manipulated and guided by groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood and their leftwing cohorts.
The kind of “regime change” the leftwing assholes want, is one sympathetic to their communist agenda. Their objective is to inject a “worker’s paradise” into the Islamic nation-states. They do have a lot in common. Islamofascism has produced a body count that rivals communism. Communism only killed 100,000,000 people. Let’s give it another chance.
Their goal is not to advance freedom and a free-market economic system. They share the same anti-Israel, anti-U.S., anti-Democracy agenda. They’re latching onto the coat tails of the Middle East protests in a pathetic attempt to gain influence for the New World Order—starting in Egypt.
Sorry to tell the communists, but the Islamic fundamentalists’ avowed purpose is to create a Caliphate. Period. They may welcome the Left’s collaboration in the effort to overthrow each and every ruler in the Middle East, but beyond that, their cooperation will not be needed.
Right now, the Egyptian army has seized control of the government, dissolved parliament, and suspended the constitution. The instability fostered by union/communist activists and Islamic extremists will likely result in worse regimes than the ones they got rid of. The exception is Iran, where the hardline Islamists are already in power. The dissidents who take to the streets in Tehran, are different from the extremists who rioted and took hostages in 1979. The Ayatollahs who took power in Iran are the same ilk as the Muslim Brotherhood. If they succeed in taking advantage of the turmoil, the entire Middle East will go from bad to worse. And we’ll have the Left to thank.