Published On: Sun, Aug 10th, 2014

The U.S. Stabbed Egypt in the Back – Al-Sisi

Christof Lehmann (NEO) : August 4-6, U.S. President Barak Obama hosted the Washington – Africa Leaders Summit at the White House. Obama expounded  “I do not see the countries and peoples of Africa as a world Apart. I see Africa as a fundamental part of our interconnected world – partners with America on behalf of the future we want for all of our children. That partnership must be grounded in responsibility and mutual respect”. 

On July 14, the White House Spokesperson for the National Security Council, Ned Price, said that President Obama decided to invite Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi on short notice. Price said Obama decided to invite Al-Sisi because the African Union had restored Egypt’s full membership.

Al-Sisi_Egypt_NEO_BWAbdel Fatah Al-Sisi declined Obama’s invitation to the White House saying that he did not have time to attend. Al-Sisi said that he would send Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab instead.

Al-Sisi’s polite rejection brings to mind Larry Weissman’s 2013 interview with the then General Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi who said:

“The people of Egypt are aware of the fact that the USA has stabbed Egypt in the back with the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi. It is nothing that Egypt will easily forget, or forgive”.

Saying these words, Al-Sisi didn’t only show true statesmanship and courage. He touched upon one of the central issues in African debates about neo-colonialism. That is, whether Mandubuchi Dukor was right when he expounded on the African Unfreedom” and a growing number of African thinkers like John Ezenwankwor who don’t reject Dukor but stress that “the African as a human being with free will and responsibility cannot continue to blame the colonizers when he has the choice either to reject the colonial predetermined events or to accept them taking responsibility for his actions”.

How exactly did the USA stab Egypt and its people in the back with Morsi and the Muslim Brothers?

In July 2012 the Chief of Egypt’s Military Intelligence, Omar Suleiman, died during a routine medical checkup in a U.S. Hospital in Cleavland. Omar Suleiman was not only one of the closest of Al-Sisi’s friends. Omar Suleiman also had detailed knowledge about the U.S., Qatari and Turkish intelligence services’ involvement in the Arab Spring.

Morsi became Egypt’s first democratically elected president. Morsi suspended the lower house of parliament and the judiciary without protests from the USA. Morsi changed Egypt’s constitution and election law, making it impossible for non-Islamist parties to compete in elections. The Obama administration praised Morsi for reforming Egypt. Morsi became Egypt’s first democratically elected dictator. U.S. propaganda sold the coup as struggle for freedom and democracy.

When the opposition demanded serious talks about the constitutional changes, the prominent Muslim Brotherhood leader Amr Darrag said that it was “a waste of time and that suspending the national dialog over the constitution issue was unrealistic”. It was after Darrag’s statement in January 2013 that the opposition began organizing mass protests.

In June 2013, Morsi achieved one more record. About 14 million Egyptians went to the streets and demanded that he either start talks with the opposition or step down. The military deployed to protect public buildings. The warning that the military had to step in unless Morsi began talking with the opposition was ignored.

The U.S. Response to the ouster of Morsi on July 3, 2013 was unequivocal condemnation. The worst betrayal, however, had yet to come.

In August, police and military announced that protesters would have to leave Rabia Square because the one month long occupation of the square had brought traffic and businesses in inner Cairo to a standstill.

Mysterious snipers were seen on rooftops, firing at those protesters who were following police orders to leave Rabia square. A panic ensued and people fled back to the square where they were met with automatic rifle fire. Hundreds of panicking protesters were mowed down by Muslim Brotherhood militants who opened fire from behind sand-sack enforced positions in the square.

Videos, showing military shooting, were distributed to Al-Jazeera. Not one word was said about the fact that the military fired at the gunmen who were firing into the protesters. 578 were killed, 4,021 injured.

The U.S. Response was unequivocal condemnation of the brutal massacre on peaceful pro-Morsi protesters. It was after this incident that Al-Sisi said:

“The people of Egypt are aware of the fact that the USA has stabbed Egypt in the back with the Muslim brotherhood and Morsi. It is something that Egypt will not easily forget or forgive”.

The U.S. State Department and Parallels to Ukraine

In February 2014, about 500 Ukrainian police officers and protesters were shot dead by mysterious snipers. The U.S. Response to the massacre was unequivocal condemnation of Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich.

A leaked phone call between U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt proved that the U.S. micromanaged the regime change in Ukraine. During a hearing at the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Nuland had to admit that the U.S. was cooperating with Ukrainian Nazis.

A leaked phone call between E.U. Foreign Affairs chief Baroness Catherine Ashton and Estonian Foreign Minister Umeas Paet revealed that members of the western backed opposition were responsible for the mass killings.

There is one parallel between Cairo and Kiev that proves beyond reasonable doubt that the U.S. State Department was involved in inciting the violence in Cairo and in Kiev. The fliers which instructed the “peaceful protesters” in Cairo how to prepare for violent demonstrations were identical with the fliers which were distributed among the “peaceful protesters” in Kiev.

The organization behind these fliers is CANVAS, formerly known as DEMOZ. CANVAS is sponsored by the U.S. State Department. The organization has been involved in the subversions since Yugoslavia. It is one of the bits and pieces in the U.S. State Department’s toolkit for regime change.

To Busy to attend a Washington – Africa Leaders Summit with Obama in the White House

Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi politely rejected Obama’s invitation because he was too busy. The situation in Gaza requires attention. Egypt offered to open the Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and the Sinai. Egypt’s only condition for the opening of the border is that it is the Palestinian unity-government and not Hamas or any other party that controls the Palestinian side of the border. Qatar and Turkey have so far advised Hamas to reject the proposal and the USA is not interested in a unity-government either.

Egypt is still coping with an armed insurgency in the Sinai. An insurgency that is supported by Turkey, Qatar, and by the faction of Hamas that is led by Khaled Mashal.

Obama had to hold the Washington – Africa Leaders Summit without Al-Sisi. The commander in chief of neo-colonialism and the first African American president in the White House is responsible for the death of more black Africans then the last five of his presidential predecessors. Al-Sisi has shown potential for becoming a true African leader. One that concludes the debate about Dukor and “African Unfreedom” with a show of free will and pragmatism.

Dr. Christof Lehmann an independent political consultant on conflict and conflict resolution and the founder and editor in chief of nsnbc, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.

About the Author

- Dr. Christof Lehmann is the founder and editor of nsnbc. He is a psychologist and independent political consultant on conflict and conflict resolution and a wide range of other political issues. His work with traumatized victims of conflict has led him to also pursue the work as political consultant. He is a lifelong activist for peace and justice, human rights, Palestinians rights to self-determination in Palestine, and he is working on the establishment of international institutions for the prosecution of all war crimes, also those committed by privileged nations. On 28 August 2011 he started his blog nsnbc, appalled by misrepresentations of the aggression against Libya and Syria. In March 2013 he turned nsnbc into a daily, independent, international on-line newspaper. He can be contacted at nsnbc international at nsnbc.wordpress@gmail.com

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  1. usa says:

    thank you for a very informative article. much appreciated.

  2. Adiba says:

    Thank you for honest article.

  3. ihab selim says:

    Excellent Article.

  4. amy says:

    Dear dr lehmann…chapeau
    For the first time somebody from the other side of the world sounds like he really understands the truth. I almost lost faifh in all the westerns . I thought all follow the ugly political rules and ugly politicians but you don’t. Thanks for bringing back faith in HUMANITY

    • Dear Amy and others.
      Thank you for your feed-back. To Amy. There are many people in the so-called “free West” who know the side of the events described in this article. Only, you will not read about us in corporate controlled newspapers. In fact, even many in Western governments are not even aware of the truth. Most get their information from corporate newspapers too. Those are controlled by the same rogue networks “behind our governments” who pull the strings. They are our common enemy. We have more humanity in common than you will ever read in Reuters.

      • Sahar says:

        Dear Dr. Lehmann,
        You gave us hope with your reply to Amy. Finding an honest voice in the western media is some thing that we have long waited for. You have portrayed the opinion of millions of Egyptian so thank you for taking the time and effort.
        Speaking of shared humanity, I recommend that you look into the emergence of ISIS to enlighten the western public.
        God bless you.

  5. Excellent unbiased article

  6. Finally a true western article that doesn’t follow the american propaganda but only mentions the facts as they took place. Thank you for honesty

  7. ayman says:

    Please take a look at the detailed report about the events of raba’a al adaweya published by Human rights watch.

  8. Sam says:

    The author said it as it is. This is rare in US journalism

  9. Fady says:

    Great articular Dr lehmann,
    For the last 14 mouth we were trying to explain to everyone about the situations in Egypt. No one wanted to listen, who listened to all the facts didn’t want any media outlet or any decision maker. Finally someone decided to gather info and forward it to the rest.
    Just one question, where did you get the 14 millions protesters from? I think it was much bigger than that.

    • nsnbc says:

      If I recall correctly, we used official Egyptian government sources (State Information Service). It may have been bigger, but 14,000,000 people out in the streets, all at one time, is big. – B.t.w. nsnbc is always looking for “qualified volunteer reporters”. We could not have reported about the events 1 year ago as confidently, if we had not had volunteer reporters on the ground. (mail: nsnbc.wordpress@gmail.com) Re:CR Att Editor. Yours, Fahwad

      • Fady Mirhom says:

        The people who went to the street were more than the people to went to vote due to the difference of the people who were not registered to vote where they were and all the youth under 18 who didn’t have the right to vote but still went to demonstrate against the MB. The recorded number of voters was over 23 millions, that why the number 14 million seems less than the real number.
        Still a great article

  10. Hussam Naga says:

    Thank God Egyptians after 2 one supported by USA & Betrayers like Wael Ghnaim …&
    The 2nd by the 14 Millions Egyptians all over Egypt
    If not more !!!
    Said No Musslim Brothers any More !!! & The Egyptian army took over again : Like Right now :-
    (The Egyptian Army is Building The new Sinai Canal)

  11. Shwail says:

    Thanks for the excellent article and for the sharp thorough vision you possess.

  12. Ahmed says:

    Dear Mr.Christof Lehmann
    You managed to describe the truth in a direct and honest way, I was surprised to read such a deep analysis from an American writer .
    I used to watch CNN to know how the world see our situation and my conclusion was that the world is blind .
    Thanks for the great article

    Edit.: I’m not from the USA but from Germany. Only, German media are not much better than CNN. We need nsnbc, independent media. Thank you and warm regards. Ch. Lehmann.

  13. Walid Emirah says:

    Great and honest article, Thanks for your efforts and researchs to clear the minds of some people still belive in this terrorist organisation called the brotherhood and I refuse to call them moslems because they far away from Islam traditions

  14. Amr A. Aal says:

    Dear Dr. Christof Lehmann,

    Thank you for the effort and the time to properly research and publish such unbiased article, with the eye and soul of a researcher, this is exactly what most Egyptian Middle class feels about the issue, and that what you simply and honestly stated in your article.
    Best regards & best wishes
    Amr A. Aal,MBA

    • Dear Amr A.. Aal (and many others).
      The people of Egypt have shown courage, integrity and sovereignty. There is a lot to be learned from the example that the people of Egypt have provided. It is not only worth documenting it, there is a great need for disseminating that truth. 4th generation warfare has brought us to a state of affairs where the risk of a Sarajevo-like moment cannot be ignored.

      The words, chosen by the Egyptian UN delegation and the Foreign Ministry, about the failure of the League of Nations and WWI were interesting, to say the least. Especially within the context of statements international lawyers and experts made: http://nsnbc.me/2014/08/16/egypts-fm-warns-about-deterioration-of-uns-role-in-preventing-conflict/ It is me who thanks you and your people.

  15. Joe Conneely says:

    The saddest thing is that given Obama’s father suffered under British rule of Kenya pre- independence in the 1950s including arrest, his son should one hopes have a better understanding of what “colonialism” does to people in any form!

  16. Thank you so much for your honesty

  17. RedVolk says:

    Is this article for real!
    Sorry but I really can’t believe that, there is someone who really understand what is really going on!
    Can’t get that; there is someone who decided to think deeper and connect the dots..

    Highly appreciate your efforts to explain and deliver the truth to those who lives a big fat lie…

    Thank you, Dr. Lehmann. Please accept my wishes for the best

  18. Islam says:

    Tnx a lot Dr. For this great article that represents the same ideas of most of the Non radical Egyptians.

  19. Great article and an honest point of view. Thank you

  20. Amr says:

    Please get facts straight for the record – Morsi did not suspend the lower house of parliament – The judiciary, appointed by Mubarak, resolved the elected parliament – Morsi prevented the judiciary from intervening and resolving the committee formed by the elected parliament to prepare a new constitution. Everybody has the right to opinions but please keep facts straight. thank you

    • Debbie says:

      Good old straw-man strategy won’t work any more Amr. Too old, we know the tricks. Pick one minor issue, saw doubt, omit those that really count. i.e. the coup, massacre, co-op with US intelligence amounting to high-treason. Even if you were right, you haven’t gotten the facts straight and we know you too well. How difficult it is to teach old dogs new tricks?

    • Amr with all due respect, but I really want an honest to God answer. Do you really believe what you just wrote? Do you really believe that the Moslem Brotherhood are innocent, patriotic people? Can’t you see the damage they did and are still doing to the country?

      Thank you

  21. It is written that no hidden truth shall ever remain hidden but it will appear brightly like this honorable thinker revealed it

  22. Bob Sooer says:

    Abdel Fatah al-Sisi should be on trial at The Hague for the August 2013 murder of at least 817 people outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque. But of course as long as he does the bidding of the US and Israel, he will (like most tyrants these days) escape being held accountable for his crimes against humanity.

    • Debbie says:

      Bob Soor’s comment is a great example.
      About 1/3 of these comments like his are normally posted by trolls. Same IP addresses appear surprisingly often when one studies the phenomena academically.

      A large part of the remaining 2/3 is posted by well meaning people, with best intentions. Let me assume you, Bob, are one of them. If that is the case, I can warmly suggest to read some literature about the ICC and the international justice system, who dominates it, and what function it has in Western neo-colonialism in Africa.

      One article written by Alexander Mezyaev, entitled ” The International Justice System and the Hunt for Africans” is a really good starting point for a much needed debate on the issue. If the link is removed by the software, search for it by title.

      http://nsnbc.me/2013/08/14/the-international-justice-system-and-the-hunt-for-africans/

      nsnbc note: Hi Debbie, nsnbc internal links are always posted in comments. Others usually not, due to safety reasons.

  23. Denise says:

    That al-Sisi sent an ambassador in his stead weakens his protest greatly.

    • Debbie says:

      Denise, no insult, but how old are you, and did you ever hear the word realpolitik? That’s something we are more concerned about than dreaming. What’s next, China has to stop relations with Russia because they don’t agree on everything? Iran to end talks with the EU? Russia to stop all talks with the US? It’s generally that kind of nonsense that leads to war. Besides that, in a complex world we have today, it’s literally impossible. GREAT suggestion Denise. ;)

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