We agree with Michael Collins Piper that the Israeli plan is to set Arabs against Arabs.
We disagree with Ralph Shoenman that the majority of Egyptians are starving and that Israeli troops will invade in order to put down the protests in Cairo.
On 7 January 2011, Michael Collins Piper wrote: 'CATASTROPHIC ZIONISM': HOW TURMOIL BENEFITS ISRAEL
Among the points made:
1. In 1982, Oded Yinon, an Israeli journalist with close links to Israel's Foreign Ministry, wrote 'A Strategy for Israel in the 1980s.'
This outlined an Israeli strategy to break up the Arab world.
Arabs were to be set against Arabs.
2. Israeli dissident Israel Shahak said this was designed 'to make ... Israel into a world power'.
3. In Iraq we have seen Arabs set against Arabs.
4. Israel helped set up Hamas in order to set Arabs against Arabs.
5. In 1988, Ralph Schoenman, in his book The Hidden History of Zionism, noted Yinon's intent of 'double-crossing Mubarak'.
Shoenman emphasized that the Yinon paper hoped for 'the downfall and dissolution of Egypt,' despite the 1979 Camp David peace agreement.
Schoenman appears to be a truth seeker and yet while "visiting Iran during the waning days of the Shah's regime" he worked to raise "awareness of atrocities by the U.S.-backed government."
In other words it looks as if he could have been part of the CIA plot to oust the Shah.
Schoenman appears to be very anti-Zionist.
But, there is a theory (How To Spot A Fake Anti Zionist.) that "The Fake Anti Zionist Researchers ... know you are against Zionism so they created disinfo people that tell you the things you want to hear about Zionist crimes.
"Deep cover CIA agent Ralph Schoenman will critique Zionism beautifully, but proceed to attack you if you point out irrefutable hard evidence that the 1969 Moon Mission was a hoax."
There are poor people in Egypt. But, this photo shows Chicago in the USA. Life expectancy in Egypt is 70.1 years, the same as in many parts of the USA.
On 8 February 2011, Iran's Press TV interviewed Ralph Schoenman (Is El-Baradei for the Egyptian people?):
We disagree with most of what Schoenman says in this interview.
Schoenman seems to be a disinformation agent when he writes of Egypt:
A. "over 60% of the population, not 40%, living on less than $2 a day; the total inability of families to receive food..."
This of course is nonsense, intended presumably to prolong the protests.
B. "Meanwhile multiple platoons of warships have left the US for Egypt: the Connecticut National Guard, US warships are en route...
"And at the same time The Israeli General Staff dispatched some of its top spies to the Sinai desert and actually an Israeli spy was caught blowing up the gas pipeline, clearly an attempt to provide a pretext, a provocation, for the entry of not only US troops, but Israeli troops to put down the mass uprising...."
Note the probable disinformation.
If Israeli troops enter the Sinai it will NOT be to put down the uprising in Cairo.
It WILL be to conquer the Sinai.
Egyptians by elsa11
Some figures (Egypt.):
1. Between 1980 and 2007 Egypt’s Human Development Index (HDI) rose 42%.
2. Egypt’s average annual HDI growth was 10th fastest worldwide and almost double the global average.
3. Between 2005 & 2008 Poverty, as defined by those living under $2/day, fell over 11%
4. Only 16% of the population now live on less than $2 per day.
5. The Gini Index, the international measure of wealth inequality, fell 7% between 1999 & 2007.
6. The share of the poorest 10% in national income rose 5% and the share of richest 10% fell 6% in the same period.
The ratio of the wealth of the richest to the poorest 10% also fell 10%.
Egypt - school bus, by coalvillestation
Egypt has enjoyed economic growth averaging 4%–5% over the past 25 years.
The Egyptian economy was expected to grow at 6.1% in 2010/11. (Egypt - African Economic Outlook)
"Egypt held up well during the first round of the global financial crisis thanks to its reformed banking sector and low integration into global financial markets as a whole." (Egypt - African Economic Outlook)