(L'africaniste Bernard Lugan ne se réjouit pas de la chute du régime tunisien de Ben Ali ... Translate this page / Bernard Lugan news on Tunisia)
According to his article:
1. President Ben Ali changed Tunisia for the better.
Under Ben Ali, Tunisia attracted capital and modern industries.
Tunisia was a pole of stability and tolerance in the Muslim world.
Thousands of patients came to Tunisia for its European-standard medical care.
Youth was well educated.
Women were free.
And girls did not wear the veil.
2. Today, it is all destroyed.
There is systematic looting.
Thugs knock down doors and loot and rape.
Honest citizens live in terror.
They form themselves into militias.
The only political leaders quoted by the media seem to be the leaders of the Communist Party of Tunisia.
3. The blindness of the journalistic world is breathtaking.
How can they forget, these uneducated parrots, the fall of the Shah and ...the mullahs?
4. The next country which will be wrecked is Egypt and then the consequences will be incalculable.
The scenario is known in advance: uprisings due to the increase in food prices and the suicidal population, a strong police response whipped up by the eternal sermonizers and finally a Western media campaign against the Mubarak family accused of enrichment.
And the road will be open for an Islamic republic.
5. These tragic events inspire a renewed contempt for our "political class".
(Bernard Lugan (born 1946 in Meknès, Morocco) is a contemporary French historian and Associate Professor of African history at Jean Moulin University Lyon. He also teaches at the French Institute of Defense Studies. A specialist of Africa since 1971, he has authored many books on the African continent. He was the editor of "L'Afrique réelle".)
"Outside the capital, official authority disintegrated as provincial towns were swept by rampaging mobs...
"Whole corporations providing employment for tens of thousands have been shuttered."
The mad Moslems all work for the CIA and its friends (THE CIA'S MOSLEM FRIENDS, FROM BIN LADEN TO THE MOSLEM BROTHERHOOD.)
According to Andrew Gavin Marshall, at Global Research, 5 September 2010, (The “Arc of Crisis”):
When Jimmy Carter became President, his government decided to support the Ayatollahs in Iran.
In 1978, Zbigniew Brzezinski referred to "an arc of crisis" and according to Time magazine, in January 1979, the "center of gravity of this arc is Iran, the world's fourth largest oil producer."
According to Peter Dale Scott, in The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America, "There was this idea that the Islamic forces could be used against the Soviet Union."
In 1978, Carter named George Ball to head a special White House Iran task force.
"Ball recommended that Washington drop support for the Shah of Iran and support the fundamentalist Islamic opposition of Ayatollah Khomeini." (F. William Engdahl, A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order. )
Manouchehr Ganji was a minister in the Shah's government and he has Defying the Iranian Revolution: From a Minister to the Shah to a Leader of Resistance.
According to Ganji, in 1978, the Shah believed that "the Carter administration was plotting to topple his regime."
In 1978, the Shah's wife, told Ganji that, "I wanted to tell you that the Americans are maneuvering to bring down the Shah... they even want to topple the regime."
Ramsey Clark, a former US Attorney General, and a professor Richard Falk, visited Khomeini in Paris.
According to Manouchehr Ganji, James Bill, a Carter adviser, felt that, "a religious movement brought about with the United States' assistance would be a natural friend of the United States."
The BBC broadcast pro-Khomeini programs daily in Iran. (F. William Engdahl, A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order)
At the 1979 Bilderberg meeting, Bernard Lewis, a British historian, presented a British-American plan which supported "the radical Muslim Brotherhood movement behind Khomeini, in order to promote balkanization of the entire Muslim Near East along tribal and religious lines."
While Khomeini was in Paris, a representative of the French President organized a meeting between Khomeini and "current world powers." (http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=43328)
In February 1979, Khomeini was flown out of Paris on an Air France flight, to return to Iran, "with the blessing of Jimmy Carter."
(Michael D. Evans, Father of the Iranian revolution. The Jerusalem Post: June 20, 2007: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1181813077590&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull)
Covertly, the United States immediately stirred up war in the region.
Iraq invaded Iran, in April 1980.
Two months before the war, Brzezinski met with Saddam Hussein in Jordan, where he gave support for the destabilization of Iran.
Tunisia's former president, Ben Ali, maintained that the Islamist threat was Tunisia's major problem. (The Islamist Threat In Tunisia.)
Tunisians are moderate Moslems.
So the 'Islamist' threat means the CIA-Mossad threat.
Annahda is the Tunisian Islamist group created in 1989 and led by Rachid Ghannouchi.
Interestingly, Rachid Ghannouchi lives in London, but is now planning to return to Tunisia.
In April 2002, a terrorist attack in Djerba in Tunisia, was claimed by the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (CIA-Mossad).
This became Al Qaida (the CIA-Mossad) in the Islamic Maghreb in 2007.
Naturally, Ben Ali had to run a tight ship to avoid destabilisation by the CIA and its 'Islamist' friends.
aangirfan: WAS KHOMEINI AN AGENT OF THE US AND UK GOVERNMENTS?
IRAN, OIL PRICES and the SHAH