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Posted: 12/06/11

The Power Elite and the Muslim Brotherhood

By Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.

[Note: Relevant to my newest book, The Power Elite and the Secret Nazi Plan, the November 13, 2011 edition of The Telegraph published an article, "Angela Merkel promises to get to the bottom of neo-Nazi linked murders," in which was indicated "there was speculation among the media and some politicians that the neo-Nazi suspects might have escaped detection for so long because of links to the country's domestic intelligence service." In my book, I wrote that Nazi Gen. Reinhard Gehlen's organization after WWII in the mid-1950s became West Germany's domestic intelligence service. And on Nov. 16, The Telegraph reported that German Chancellor Merkel said "Germany wants a strong European Union with 27 members… [and] also wants a 17-member Eurozone as strong and that inspires confidence. We are prepared to give up a piece of national sovereignty to achieve that." This would all fit within the secret Nazi plan which is part of the larger Power Elite (PE) plan unfolding today.]

About a month ago on October 24, Islamists claimed victory in Tunisia's election. Abdel Hamid Jlazzi, the campaign manager for Ennahda (which came from the Muslim Brotherhood [MB]), said his party (Ennahda) had won first place in the vote for an assembly which will draft a constitution and appoint an interim president and government until new elections in late 2012 or early 2013.

Egypt's parliamentary elections begin today covering nine provinces including the cities of Cairo and Alexandria. Analysts say Isalmists could win about 40% of the seats with a large portion going to the MB. According to The Washington Post in "Muslim Brotherhood Sells Cheap Food Ahead of Holiday and Egypt Parliament Vote" (November 5), the MB "is using its long-standing charity networks to gain an edge over more liberal and secular candidates…. Critics call it vote-buying." One of the major reasons for Egyptians demanding the removal of President Hosni Mubarak was the large number of unemployed. However, The Washington Post article also revealed that "unemployment has risen since the winter protests that ousted President Mubarak and empowered the nation's military."

In addition to discounted food, the MB has also provided mobile health clinics. They are challenged by the more fundamentalist Islamists named the Salafists, who were a movement begun in Saudi Arabia and who want Sharia law. Could this be the Saudis' way of influencing the Egyptian election results? As the election got nearer, Al Arabia News on November 18 reported that hundreds of thousands of Egyptians protested in Cairo's Tahrir Square against the army's continued rule over the people. According to Al Arabia News, "Friday's rally was dominated by the country's most organized political group, the Muslim Brotherhood." With MB member Hani Hegazi saying, "The army has no role in ruling people…. We want civilian rule…."

Reuters reported in "Protest in Tahrir Square Against Military Rule" (November 18) that "Deputy Prime Minister Ali al-Silmi showed a constitutional draft to political groups earlier this month which would give the army exclusive authority over its internal affairs and budget." Protestors in Alexandria chanted "We went down to demand change but they removed Mubarak and brought the Field Marshal," referring to Hussein Tantawi (head of the ruling military council after being Mubarak's defense minister for twenty years). The protestors wanted Tantawi to be replaced by a civilian council.

As the protests became violent, the MB withdrew its support because it didn't want the turmoil to disrupt the elections (though hundreds of younger MB members still protested). In clashes on Sunday (November 20), four protestors were killed, and NBC Nightly News showed one being dragged away by police or security forces and tossed on a pile of garbage! By Friday, November 25, 41 protestors were dead. The International Business Times reported that demonstrators had been hit with "dangerous levels of CR gas." CR gas, unlike the CS gas (tear gas), has a neuro-toxic or nerve agent that can be lethal. And The Age (Melbourne, Australia) reported on November 23 that the CR canisters are marked "Made in the USA." If you are wondering whether NATO will respond to this as they did in Libya, don't count on it. According to Reuters' "Army, police charge Egypt protestors who vow to stay" (November 20), "Islamists eyeing a strong showing in the next parliament suspect the army wants to curtail their influence."

According to CNN in Cairo on November 21, some protestors believe Mubarak is running the military council and the entire country from prison. Many Egyptians are also worried that a large number of Mubarak's ruling party could win election because the military didn't ban them from running for office unless they were convicted of political corruption. Interviewed by CNN in Cairo on November 21, protestor Mosa'ab Elshamy said, "People here feel that they… have moved from an autocracy to a military dictatorship." And in an Associated Press account from Cairo on November 21, protestor Mohammed Sayyed was quoted as saying, "The people are frustrated. Nothing changed for the better."

Responding to protestors' demands, the military leadership on November 22 said that it would hand power to an elected president no later than July 1, 2012. In an interview by Margaret Menge and Ashley Martella posted on (November 22), Mideast expert and advisor to Congress Walid Phares concluded that "at the end of the day it is really the Muslim Brotherhood who are taking advantage of the process and we may end up seeing an Egypt, a few months from now, next year, as an Islamist state." He said the MB wants power transferred from the military council into its own hands to use it to establish an Islamist state.

Phares explained that "The Muslim Brotherhood are not going to be only in Egypt; they are going to be across the region." Relevant to this, he warned that in Libya, where the transitional government recently announced that Sharia, or Islamic religious law, will be instituted, the young will be educated in madrasas (Islamic schools), and a Jihadist movement will be built up from those youth.

On Friday, November 25, more than 100,000 protestors were in Tahrir Square in Cairo, and the ruling army council announced that Kamal Ganzouri would head a national salvation cabinet. However, this angered the protestors, because Ganzouri was Hosni Mubarak's Prime Minister from 1996-1999. On Friday, the MB held its own rally at Cairo's prominent al-Azhar Mosque. And according to reporter Eldad Beck, the rally "turned into a venomous anti-Israel protest, with attendants vowing to 'one day kill all Jews.' Throughout the event, Muslim Brotherhood activists chanted: 'Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, judgment day has come.'"

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By Dennis Laurence Cuddy

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