Unmasking the Brotherhood: Syria, Egypt, and Beyond

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By Eric Draitser, Stop Imperialism, Tony Cartalucci at Land Destroyer

December 13, 2012 (Stop Imperialism) – The complexities of the Arab Spring and the struggle for political freedom throughout the Arab world should not obscure what has now become an absolutely essential understanding for all anti-imperialists: the Muslim Brotherhood is one of the most powerful weapons of the Western ruling class in the Muslim world. While that may be a difficult pill for some to swallow for emotional or psychological reasons, one need look no further than the insidious role the organization is playing in Syria and the abuses of power and human rights of the government of Egypt. In the US-NATO sponsored war against the Assad government, the Muslim Brotherhood has emerged as the leading western-sanctioned force, the avant-garde of the imperialist assault. While, in Egypt, President Morsi and the Brotherhood government seek to destroy what had been, little more than a year ago, the promise of the revolution.

Muslim Brotherhood in Syria

This week’s establishment of the Supreme Military Command, in charge of all military aid and coordination to the rebels, demonstrates unequivocally the leadership role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the drive for regime change in Syria. As Reuters reported, “The unified command includes many with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and to Salafists…it excludes the most senior officers who have defected from Assad’s military.”[1] This command structure, formed at the behest and under the sponsorship of the US, UK, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey among others, does not simply include members of the Muslim Brotherhood, it is, in fact, dominated by them. Is it possible that the Western imperial powers simply did not notice that the group they were forming was comprised of these elements? To suggest so would be to accuse some of the leading “statesmen” of the world (Hillary Clinton, William Hague, Laurent Fabius, Ahmet Davutoglu, etc.) of being stupid. Alas, they are not so. Instead, these individuals have collaborated to create a Muslim Brotherhood proxy force in Syria, one that can be controlled and depended on to do the bidding of the West.

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UK Obsession With Regime Change Responsible for Syria Catastrophe

British Politician Speaks Up Against UK Syrian Policy.

By Tony Cartalucci, Land Destroyer

September 5, 2012 – Foreign Secretary William Hague to the British House of Commons (at around 28:00) stated that more “death and suffering” would be required to convince Russia and other nations to change their positions on Syria.

This might answer the question as to why the United States, UK, France, NATO members including Turkey, and the despotic Gulf State autocracies have made such vigorous efforts to fund, arm, and support foreign terrorists affiliated with Al Qaeda, flowing over Syria’s borders throughout the duration of the conflict.

Image: Foreign Secretary William Hague (left) is questioned by Labour’s Peter Hain who suggests the West’s obsession with regime change in Syria amounts to a catastrophic and monumental policy failure – canceling out efforts to end the bloodshed. Not brought up in the House of Commons, is the fact that the opposition Hague and others seek to support, arm, and have prevail in Syria, are led by militant groups listed by the UK Home Office itself as proscribed terrorist organizations. 

It is their hope to create such staggering amounts of Western-subsidized “death and suffering” that the world begs for Western military intervention and regime change.