Consider a country that "offers other developing nations a tantalizing example of how to overhaul their economies by pushing education, business-friendly policies..." (Prosperity - TIME)
In the capital, "there are now entire new districts of office buildings, with signs announcing the recent arrival of multinationals" like Ericsson and Siemens.
In a Global Competitiveness Report, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum cited this country's low corruption, stable government and educated population.
French carmaker Peugeot recognized these advantages when it recently opted to move its customer-service call center from Lyons to this country.
About 80% of this country's population own their homes.
School is compulsory — and free.
About 34% of high school graduates go to university. (Prosperity - TIME)
The volume of trade between Tunisia and the United States is very small. (TUNISIA-USA: LIMITED TRADE.)
The USA wants a change of leadership in Tunisia so that more American companies, rather than European companies, can move in.
AND, Tunisia is a moderate Moslem country.
The influential pro-Israel elite in the USA are not fond of Moslems.
AND, Israel would like to paint all Moslems as being poor and useless.
So, how might the CIA and Mossad shake things up in Tunisia?
Tunisian intelligence officers provide "intense cooperation" with CIA and FBI agents, said Tahar Fellous Refaï, director general of external relations and international cooperation at Tunisia's Ministry of the Interior. (Tunisia: The Price of Prosperity - TIME)
The recent shootings in Tunisia may have been organised to help the CIA.
SO, President Ben Ali has been forced out. What will happen next?
1. "Even strict secularist laws might not shield Tunisia from growing Muslim fervor in the region." (Tunisia: The Price of Prosperity - TIME)
The CIA and Mossad will be happy to see its friend Saudi Arabia spread Wahabism throughout Tunisia.
Fundamentalist Moslems are easier to control and exploit.
2. Investment by European countries will drop.
3. Tourism from Europe will decline.
4. Poverty and unemployment will increase.
5. The new leadership will award its friends with contracts.
6. Tunisia will be more of a slave to Globalisation.
7. Tunisia will be expected to serve the military interests of the USA.
On 14 January 2011, Mohamed Ghannouchi (above) became acting president of Tunisia.
He has in the past had dealings with the IMF and World Bank.
Rachid al Ghannouchi of the Muslim Brotherhood
When the CIA toppled the Shah, it used its friends in the Muslim Brotherhood.
In Tunisia, Rachid al-Ghannouchi's Harakat al-Nahdha (Renaissance Movement) is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Rachid al-Ghannouchi "remains committed to greater jihad" against Ben Ali. (Cached)~~