Freedom House, NED, Soros/CIA NGO's, MOSSAD, MI6 convoluted Color Revolutions...?
CIA-MOSSAD- PREPARING A COUP IN TUNISIA? Is Ben Ali, the latest "Saddam".... or the Algerian Bouteflika will be dumped first...? Is Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Algeria, GCC, next...? The Sudan/Darfur Domino effect is on a roll....from Quetta, to Saudi Arabia to MOSSADISTAN....!
للرواية أبعادها طبعاً، في السياسة الآنيّة ومؤشرات موازين القوى، لكنّ الأهم فيها أنها تلقي الضوء على المسار الأميركي طيلة عقد مضى. عقد بدأ مع أحداث 11 أيلول، وتكوين «محور الشر» في السياسة الأميركية وقاموسها وأدبياتها. يومها ـــــ وقد بات ثابتاً الأمر اليوم مع صدور المذكرات والتسريبات ـــــ انطلق مخطط واشنطن لمحاصرة إيران، من صوب كابول ومن جهة بغداد، ولم يجد أفضل من عنوان «نشر الديموقراطية» خطاباً أيديولوجياً للتبرير والتسويغ والتسويق.
مضت الأيام سريعاً قبل أن يعلن صقور المحافظين الجدد سقوط المشروع، وهزيمة المغامرة. في خريف 2006، ولمناسبة مرور خمسة أعوام على إبحار السفينة، سارعوا جميعاً إلى القفز منها، وراحوا يتبارزون في التنصّل، إلا أن أكثر ما قالوه دمغاً للتاريخ قول كينيث أدلمان يومها إن «فكرة السياسة الخارجية القوية لواشنطن، لمصلحة الأخلاق، فكرة استعمال قوتنا للخير الأخلاقي في العالم، قد ماتت لجيل على الأقل. بعد العراق لن تعود صالحة للبيع»، مضيفاً إنّ أفكار المحافظين الجدد عن نشر الديموقراطية في العالم صحيحة، لكن يجب حفظها في درج مقفل تحت عنوان «لا يمكن ذلك».
هكذا أقنعت واشنطن نفسها قبل خمسة أعوام، قبل أن تحاول إقناع العالم، بأن الديموقراطية سلعة حصرية الوكالة والمنشأ والتسويق، فإمّا أن تبيعها هي، وإمّا أن تُسحب من السوق، ثم أقنعت واشنطن نفسها وحاولت إقناع العالم بأن فشل تسويقها للديموقراطية يفرض على منطقتنا وشعوبنا أن تستنقع مجدداً في أنظمة البؤس، وأن تقبل التجميل الأميركي لهذه الأنظمة، باسم «الاستقرار» أو «الازدهار» أو «الاعتدال»، أو «مواجهة الإرهاب».
خمسة أعوام فقط كانت كافية لإثبات خطأ واشنطن مرةً أخرى. خمسة أعوام غيّرت مشهد المنطقة، وغيّرتها على صعيدين أساسيين واستراتيجيين. أولاً، ظهور تلك المفارقة بين الأنظمة الأميركية الهرمة والمنخورة والشائخة حتى التكلّس، في مقابل الأنظمة الممانعة لواشنطن، وقد اكتسبت قيادات شابة وجدّدت بناها وضخّت ما يكفيها لتقطيع المراحل الانتقالية.
ليس تفصيلاً أن تكون الأنظمة الموالية لواشنطن وأخواتها، من القاهرة وتونس، حتى الرياض، أنظمة تعاني مآزق في شرعية سلطاتها الثمانينية من العمر، وتعاني كوارث في سبل استمرارها واستقرارها، فيما طهران ودمشق وغزّة وضاحية بيروت الجنوبية، «دول» شابة تقبض على مستقبلها باطمئنان وثقة لأنفسها وأنفس ناسها.
غير أن المستوى الأساسي والاستراتيجي الآخر الذي بدأت بوادره تلوح، والذي يعدّ الأهم والأثمن بالنسبة إلى هذه المنطقة وشعوبها، هو الدرس المكتوب في هذه الأثناء في تونس. هناك يكتب الآن، بالدم والعرق وآثار السياط ولحظات الرصاص والنار، أنّ كل تنظير المحافظين الجدد كان خاطئاً، وأن الديموقراطية يمكن أن تولد من دون أساطيل، ومن دون تصدير لها بالرايات المرقّطة وبسمات جاي غارنر أو بترايوس.
ويكتب الآن، أن الديموقراطية ثانياً، يمكن أن تنبثق من أنظمة «الاستقرار العسكري»، من دون أن تقع في فخ الراديكالية الإسلامية، ومن دون أن تسقط في خيار «الصوت الواحد لرجل واحد... لمرة واحدة».
ويكتب الآن ثالثاً، أن أميركا لم تفشل في نشر الديموقراطية عندنا وحسب، بل أيضاً أقامت أنظمة تحول دون قيامها ويناعها.
قبل عقد، لحظة مأساة 11 أيلول، رفعت إحدى الصحف الفرنسية عنوانها الشهير: «كلّنا أميركيون»... بعد عشر سنوات، من أجل أوروبا وأميركا ومن أجلنا نحن، من أجل الدرس ـــــ الصفعة من أرض أليسار، يصلح أن نعنون: كلنا تونسيّون
"It would do Tunisians, even (Tunisian President) Ben Ali, well to recall how many US allies different American administrations have discarded…
"The list is long and I will only mention a few: the Diem regime in the 1960s, Noriega of Panama... Marcos of the Philippines...
"Did the (US) ambassador 'decide' that Sakhi Materi 'should' replace his uncle Ben Ali…"
Sakhr El Materi, chairman of the Tunisia-US Parliamentary Friendship Group, is a top businessman and politician. (this page)
In October 2010, Materi had talks with top Americans in the Pentagon and the State Department.
In July 2009 the US ambassador visited Materi's home (Tunisia: Dinner With Sakher El Materi - TuniLeaks)
"The Ambassador raised economic liberalization, noting the importance of opening up to franchising. El Materi agreed, noting that he would be pleased to assist McDonald’s to enter Tunisia, suggesting they begin at the new cruise port in La Goulette."
The CIA may think Materi is too controversial a figure to be Tunisia's leader?
According to a certain blogger (Tunisia's Udau Hussein - Instablogs):
Materi "feigns piousness, but is a phony (I once saw him going out to party with two girls and a friend; his wife wasn’t there; and he was driving a Bentley).
"How did he afford such a car? Using his new connections to acquire state funds and companies.
"He recently bought a +$1 million home in Montreal. The home operates as a gateway house in case Ben Ali dies and a new political order takes place that would rightfully prosecute him and the Trabelsis and the Ben Alis for their theft."
Read more: http://marcovilla.instablogs.com/entry/tunisias-udau-hussein/#ixzz19ikjSwID
On 31 December 2010, we read that "A Tunisian protester has died of his injuries after police shot him in the town of Menzel Bouzaiene...
"Mohamed Ammari, a Tunisian teenager, had been killed by police bullets the same day..." (Another Tunisian protester dies)
When the CIA decides to topple a president, it uses its assets within that president's police and military.
In the run up to the CIA's toppling of Indonesia's President Suharto in 1998, certain members of the military shot and killed some important students.
The objective was to undermine Suharto. (STAGED BY SPOOKS.)
Suharto, perhaps like Tunisia's Ben Ali, was seen as getting too old, seen as not giving enough contracts to the USA, and seen as not being sufficiently subservient to Washington and Tel Aviv.
President Ben Ali, who is to be toppled by the CIA and Mossad? A few weeks ago, BEN ALI REITERATED HIS SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIANS. In 2000, Ben Ali decided to break all diplomatic ties with Israel. Wikileaks, the voice of the CIA and Mossad, tells us that the Ben Ali family is a "Quasi Mafia"s
Is the CIA planning a coup in Tunisia?
Tunisia is one of the most prosperous of Arab countries, and one of the best educated.
Tunisia has been successful at creating an industrial-base; for example, it has an Airbus plant, a textile industry and the manufacture of car parts.
Perhaps the CIA and Mossad would prefer a more backward Tunisia, run by the CIA's Moslem Brotherhood.
On 30 December 2010, we read that Police have opened fire as protests spread in Tunisia
People are said to be unhappy about relatively high levels of unemployment among youth and about the government of the aging President, Ben Ali.
Tunisia is a success story compared to its neighbours.
Demonstrations have been reported in Kairouan, Sousse, and elsewhere.
In Kairouan, police clashed with demonstrators, leaving a number of people injured.
In Tunis, lawyers demonstrated 'in support of the protesters'.
The CIA and Mossad appear, through Wikileaks, to have expressed their wish to topple Tunisia's president, Ben Ali.
Wikileaks published a US government cable which described Tunisia as a 'police state', and, not sufficiently friendly to the USA.
Tunisia's tourism industry is said to be suffering from stiff competition from Israel. (LOL)
So, we have people power demonstrations, perhaps organised by friends of the CIA?
Expect to be told by the mainstream media that Ben Ali is horribly corrupt and has to go.
Reportedly, the CIA runs a secret prison near Bizerte, 65km north of Tunis, in Tunisia. (CIA facility in Tunisia?)
Back in 2002, Mossad and its friends took an interest in Djerba, in Tunisia, where Jews, Muslims and Christians normally live in harmony.
In 2002, in Tunisia, the Djerba bombing took place.
According to the official version, Nizar Nauar (Nawar), a native of Tunisia, drove a fuel tanker up to a synagogue.
The fuel tanker then exploded.
Nizar may have been a patsy. Nizar's brother, Walid, was jailed for 12 years for 'having supplied Nizar with false papers and a satellite telephone'.
Of course, no Jews were killed.
The bombing caused no real damage to the synagogue or its holy books.
Perez Trabelsi, head of Djerba’s large Jewish community, had left the synagogue for coffee just before the blast.
The people who died were 14 German tourists, five Tunisians and two French nationals.
The bombing was blamed on al-Qaeda, which is believed to be part of the CIA.
In 2003, Christian Ganczarski, who prosecutors believe had links to al-Qaeda, was arrested in connection with the bombing.
He has now been given a long prison sentence by a Paris court for his alleged part in the bombing. (Two jailed over Tunisia bombing)
Is Christian a double agent or a patsy?
Christian was born in Poland to devout Catholic parents. He moved to Germany. Reportedly he became "one of bin Laden's personal couriers."
The alleged financier of the Djerba bombing is a Spanish Catholic called Enrique Cerda Ibanez.
The Djerba bombing was on 11 April 2002.
The New York attack was on 11 September 2001.
The Madrid bombings were on 11 March 2004.
The number 11 is seen by some numerologists to signify "Israel."
Israel has attacked Tunisia in the past.
In 1985, Israel bombed the PLO headquarters in Tunis. - Mossad
In 1988 a small fleet of Israeli Sa'ar 4 Fast Missile Boats arrived in the waters just off the coast of Tunis. The Palestinian Abu Jihad, Arafat's deputy, living in the exclusive Sidi Bou Said suburb of Tunis, was then murdered byIsraeli special forces. - Tunis Raid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Djerba's chief rabbi, Haiem Maddar, has said that Jews in Djerba have more in common with their fellow Tunisians than they do with the Europeans, Russians and Americans who control Israhell today.
Before 1948, Jews and Arabs coexisted together for centuries in Palestine. Now everyone in the world helps fuel the conflict so they can sell weapons to both sides, the rabbi complained. -(Tunisian Jews Enjoy Religious Tolerance and Peace in Djerba)
Scores hurt in Algeria protests
The CIA organises 'People Power'.
If a country is not being sufficiently friendly to people like George Soros, or if a country is being too friendly to China, then the IMF and the CIA can stir up discontent.
A few deaths can be arranged.
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi shakes hands with Tunisian Foreign Minister Abdelwahab Abdallah after they signed an economic and technical cooperation pact in Beijing June 29, 2009.
Tunisia was seen as being stable and a success.
The impact of the 2008 global financial crisis on Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco was minimal.
On 10 January 2011, we read that at least 23 people have died so far in the street violence in Tunisia amid ongoing protests over joblessness, the French daily Le Monde has reported.
There is also unrest in Morocco and Algeria...
On 7 January 2011, Elliott Abrams wrote (Elliott Abrams: Is Tunisia Next?):
"Tunisia, whose literacy rate has long been the highest in Africa at nearly 80% and whose per capita GDP is about $8,000, should have the ability to sustain a democratic government—once the Ben Ali regime collapses.
"Tunisians are clearly sick of looking at all the giant photos and paintings of Ben Ali that appear on walls, posters, and billboards all over the country.
"And when that regime does fall, what happens next will be significant throughout the Arab world.
"If Tunisia can move toward democracy, Algerians and Egyptians and even Libyans will wonder why they cannot.
"This kind of thing may catch on. In fact, in Algeria it may already be catching on."
If Tunisia does get a new leader, perhaps he can expect a visit from George Soros, rather than some Chinese guy?
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 country referred to above is Tunisia, and there is a problem.
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)~~
What will we learn about all this at http://whatreallyhappened.com/ or
Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com ?
What about GlobalResearch.ca - Centre for Research on Globalization?
They have printed Wikileaks propaganda aimed at destabilising Tunisia.
Readers of this blog will not have been taken in by the CIA PSY-OP IN TUNISIA?
Think of Blackwater/Xe, Triple Canopy, Dyncorps, Aegis...
Think of moving Tunisia out of the orbit of France and China and into the orbit of America-Israel?
Think of regime change in Tunisia being followed by regime change in OIL-RICH Algeria, Jordan, Egypt, Syria, GCC, Morocco, and Libya.....
Think of the CIA's links to the Muslim Brotherhood. (THE CIA'S MOSLEM FRIENDS, FROM BIN LADEN TO THE MOSLEM BROTHERHOOD.)
According to a comment on the Guardian website (Cached):
"You can see who is directing the protests right here, on Ikhwanweb.
"Ikhwan is the Muslim Brotherhood.
"The MB is the Wahhabi jihad outfit run by Saudi Arabia and CIA.....
"Ziocon Saudi Arabia is the USA's jihad-exporting ally"....
"Jihad is the excuse the USA needs to occupy more oil-rich Muslim states and expand its global-cop-on-the-make racket...."
According to Aljazeera (Looters roam suburbs of Tunis)
People in Tunis have reported groups "prowling through neighbourhoods setting fire to buildings and attacking people and property."
Witnesses have spoken to Al Jazeera about "masked special forces" and "foreign militias."
In an interview with Al Jazeera, caretaker president Mohamed Ghannouchi said that "Gangs are indulging in looting, wreaking havoc and destruction and spreading fear among citizens."
In working-class suburbs of Tunis, hundreds of residents lined the streets with metal bars and knives trying to ward off looters....
Now poverty has been reduced from 77% in 1985 to 4.2% in 2000.
55% of the population is under 25.... With such rapid population growth, unemployment and poverty are bound to be on the increase....
Probably it will be worse in the future after these latest events.
'Ben Ali, former Tunisian president who predicted Muslim Brotherhood takeover'
What was happening in Tunisia under Ben Ali?
"Substandard houses were eradicated and decent houses, provided with drinking water, electricity, solar energy…
"Roads were built, too to facilitate access to the amenities.
"Schools were built near these scattered and small communities to allow especially girls to be educated." (Cached)
Tunisia, under Ben Ali, was prosperous. Tunisia boasts a GDP per capita of roughly $8,000, among the highest in Africa, and education levels that outrank much of the developing world.
Meanwhile, the CIA seems to be working with the Muslim Brotherhood.
According to Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld (The Muslim Brotherhood Path to Victory: Part One (of Three ...)
Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf Qaradawi, and Malaysian opposition leader and Muslim Brotherhood supporter Anwar Ibrahim, appear to have friends in the West.
Both share ties to Oxford University.
Qaradawi is a trustee of the university’s Center for Islamic Studies, while Anwar was a lecturer at Oxford’s St. Antony’s College.
"Another Western media darling, Tariq Ramadan, who is prominent advocate of the Muslim Brotherhood agenda, found a permanent house at Oxford’s St. Antony’s College.
"Ramadan, Hassan al Banna’s grandson, was banned from entering the U.S. until January 19, 2010, when U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, issued an executive order allowing his entry to the country.
"Clinton who pressured the Malaysian government on behalf of Anwar, considers him a reformer and an exemplary moderate Muslim.
"One can only wonder why despite the readily available damning information and renewed attention on the MB and its affiliated groups the U.S. as its allies are laying the welcoming carpet to some of the most effective MB actors."
Meanwhile, whatreallyhappened.com has been taken in by the CIA? -Social conflict in Maghreb has international implications. / Tunisians drive president from power
And Prison Planet also? - Behind Tunisia Unrest, Rage Over Wealth of Ruling Family
Both the Bush and Zine Ben Ali families have been linked to the heroin trade. (Website for this image) In 1992, in Paris, Moncef Ben Ali was sentenced in absentia to ten years imprisonment in connection with drug trafficking. But, while the level of drug taking in the USA is rated very high, the level in Tunisia is rated LOW.
It is our belief that most world leaders have things to hide.
It's a matter of relativity. Who was worse: the Shah or the Ayatollahs?
It is our belief that the CIA and its friends toppled the Shah, Suharto, Marcos, Saddam, Ben Ali and many others.
None of these leaders were saints; some were gangsters and war criminals; all were close friends of the CIA at one time or another.
The toppling of these leaders generally made things worse rather than better.
The toppling of the Shah led to a long and bloody war with Iraq, an increase in the heroin trade and women being stoned to death.
The toppling of Suharto has simply led to another Suharto general taking over, and the rich taking more of the land of the poor.
In the Philippines, the oligarchs are still in charge, after the fall of Marcos.
Remember that Saddam was put into power by the CIA.
And Saddam offered to leave Iraq to prevent a war.
And the invasion of Iraq has made things very much worse for the average Iraqi.
Many governments, including those of the USA and UK, have been accused of being involved in the drugs trade. (Corrupt war on drugs. /CIA drug trafficking - Wikipedia)
Seemingly, Tunisia is no different.
But remember that very many governments and top people are involved.
Moncef Ben Ali, also known as Habib Ben Ali, was murdered in 1996.
He was the elder brother of former President Zine Ben Ali.
Both Moncef and Zine have been linked to criminal activity.
On 30 November 1992, in Paris, "Moncef" was sentenced in absentia to ten years imprisonment in connection with drug trafficking.
Moncef's lawyer stated that there had been political manipulation and that there was "no physical evidence" that Moncef Ben Ali was involved in "laundering" money derived from trafficking.
("After the sentencing of his client, the lawyer Habib Ben Ali denounces" political manipulation "," Le Monde, December 3, 1992)
In 1996 Moncef was murdered, by certain Turks. (LA TUNISIE DE DINA: REVELATIONS SUR L'ASSASSINAT DE MONCEF BEN ALI -)
On 24 December 2011, we read that a Maltese and a Latvian were arrested in Tunisia after allegedly being caught with a kilogramme of heroin. (timesofmalta.com - Maltese man arrested in Tunis 'known to Drug Squad')
Demand and trafficking of drugs globally. Tunisia is rated LOW
The Tunisian authorities have reportedly taken a hard line against drugs.
But, things are changing in Tunisia, as result of the 'CIA-NATO coup' of January 2011.
According to the UN, "In only five years, Sub-Saharan Africa has become the new hub for drug cartels from Latin America trying to gain entry into Europe.
"North Africa has not been spared from the drug trade as terrorist groups seek to take advantage of the growing phenomenon."
(Africa: Drug trade fund terrorist activities.)
North Africa's Al-Qaeda-CIA "is not above offering protection to drug traffickers moving into the region, say experts" (Analysts: north African Qaeda helps drug trade)
In February 2010, the Mauritanian army intercepted a drug convoy escorted by Islamist militants.
"It is the proof of a connection between them and the traffickers," a source in the Mauritanian military said. (Analysts: north African Qaeda helps drug trade)
"You have terrorist networks, smuggling networks, human trafficking networks, and there are points of contact, coordination between all these nice people," said one diplomatic source in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott.
"We know that AQIM (Al-Qaeda-CIA in North Africa) people have been involved in the drug trade, but as freelancers," he added.
"Some are members of AQIM and of criminal gangs at the same time."
Michael Braun, the US Drug Enforcement Administration's former head of operations, said the "Colombian cartels have established business relations with AQIM."
"They are using long-established AQIM smuggling routes to North Africa and Southern Europe, moving tons of arms or tons of cocaine: it's the same route."
Nor was it the first time the Colombians had set up this kind of route, he said.
"The Colombians are very good at this. It's the exactly the kind of relations they developed with Mexican traffickers..." (Analysts: north African Qaeda helps drug trade)
Ben Ali was no saint, but Tunisians may be about to meet more Colombians?
Under Ben Ali, things were CIA/MOSSAD....manipulated....just like in Egypt, Jordan, GCC and Syria/Lebanon for decades.....
On 16 January 2011, top French scholar Bernard Lugan wrote about Tunisia.(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)
On 23 January 2011, at Voltairenet, Thierry Meyssan has an article on Tunisia entitled: Washington face à la colère du peuple tunisien ] - [ Translate this page ]
Meyssan believes that the start of the Jasmine Revolution was not planned by the CIA and its friends, but, that the CIA and its friends quickly became involved in directing the affair.
Aangirfan believes that the CIA and its friends have been planning for some time to topple Ben Ali.
Ben Ali, like the Shah and like Suharto, had become too independent minded.
According to Thierry Meyssan:
1. Washington saw that Ben Ali was in trouble and could not be saved.
So Washington decided to organise the rebels.
2. Washington decided to use the media in Tunisia and abroad to control the direction of the revolt.
Washington got the media to focus attention on social issues, the corruption of Ben Ali, and censorship of the press.
Washington wanted to avoid any mention of Tunisia being used as base for NATO and the CIA.
3. On 30 December, the private channel TV Nessma spread reports about the riots and organised a debate about the transition to democracy.
Nesma TV is part owned by Silvio Berlusconi.
4. At the same time, US agents (as well as Serbs and Germans) were sent to Tunisia to run the insurgency.
These experts provided the rioters with their slogans.
These experts followed the tactics for a 'colour revolution' developed by the Albert Einstein Institution.
5. On 2 January 2010, 'the CIA' hacked the official website of the Prime Minister.
6. On 13 January the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Rashid Ammar, was contacted by the commander of AFRICOM, General William Ward.
7. Ben Ali then fled.
8. News organizations launched the name "Jasmine Revolution" (in English).
The term "Jasmine Revolution" was used by the CIA to communicate during the coup of 1987 which placed Ben Ali in power.
9. We forget the good report given by the IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
And we forget the latest report of Transparency International which said that Tunisia was less corrupt than the states of the European Union such as Italy, Romania and Greece.
10. Ahmed Najib Chebbi, a pawn of the National Endowment for Democracy, has become Minister of Regional Development.
11. Amanou Slim, a blogger using the methods of the Albert Einstein Institute, has become Secretary of State for Youth and Sports.
12. The real seat of power is no longer at the Palace of the Republic, but at the Embassy of the United States.
Located outside of Tunis, in a vast campus, the embassy is a huge bunker that houses the highly secure central stations for the CIA and the MEPI North Africa and part of the Levant.
13. Islamist Rachid Ghannouchi prepares to arrive from London.
The following is our timeline:
2000 - President Ben Ali broke all diplomatic ties with Israel
2003 - Ben Ali refused to take part in either of the two wars against Iraq.
2009 - Tunisia signed an economic and technical cooperation pact with China
2009 - Sakhr El Materi, chairman of the Tunisia-US Parliamentary Friendship Group, met the US ambassador at Materi's home (Tunisia: Dinner With Sakher El Materi - TuniLeaks) "The Ambassador raised economic liberalization, noting the importance of opening up to franchising."
2010 - A report (Transformation: Tunisia) notes: "Despite the formal abolition of trade barriers for industrial goods with the European Union as of 1 January 2008, in practice, Tunisia has seen too little progress in terms of trade liberalization."
May 2010 - General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, visited Tunisia and met Tunisian Minister of Defense Ridha Grira.
"Minister Grira had recently returned from very positive talks in Washington with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates." (Tunisia - U.S. Africa Command Blog)
October 2010 - Sakhr El Materi, chairman of the Tunisia-US Parliamentary Friendship Group, had talks with top Americans in the Pentagon and the State Department.
November 2010 - A cable from the US embassy in Tunis released by wikileaks describes Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's family entourage as a "quasi Mafia" because of its "organized corruption".
Mohamed Bouazizi. He "set himself on fire outside the governor’s office". ( Mohamed Bouazizi.) Or he "set fire to himself at the bus station." "He had apparently decided to go to Tunis and talk to the president... (he) arrived at the bus station." (Tunisian riot town stands firm in its fury )17 December - Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old university graduate, reportedly set himself alight in the central Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid in a protest over unemployment.
He reportedly died on January 5 from burn wounds.
In Islam, suicide is considered a sin.
There have been rumours that Mohamed Bouazizi is still alive s
24 December 2010 - an important Washington think tank (Institute for Policy Studiesa) had an article about a possible change of regime in Tunisia (Foreign Policy In Focus.):
"It would do Tunisians, even (Tunisian President) Ben Ali, well to recall how many US allies different American administrations have discarded…"
7 January 2011 - the Council on Foreign Relations's Elliott Abrams (Elliott Abrams: Is Tunisia Next?) seems to suggest that the fall of Ben Ali would be a good thing.
"Tunisians are clearly sick of looking at all the giant photos and paintings of Ben Ali that appear on walls, posters, and billboards all over the country...
"If Tunisia can move toward democracy, Algerians and Egyptians and even Libyans will wonder why they cannot."
8-10 January - More people die in three days of rioting.
Mysterious rooftop snipers are at work.
13 January - The army withdraws from Tunis, which remains occupied by special forces.
The leaders of the North African branch of Al-Qaeda/the CIA call for the overthrow of Ben Ali.
14 January - Ben Ali leaves the country.