October 31, 2013
October 31, 2013
Three years after the Syrian destabilization began in earnest, it appears that the propaganda narrative surrounding the nature of the so-called “Syrian rebels” is wearing away as more and more Americans realize that the “rebels” are actually nothing more than Western-backed fundamentalists and mercenaries. However, while the propaganda revolving around Syria seems to be failing, it appears to be much more successful in regards to current events taking shape in Egypt.
Indeed, the narrative constantly played throughout the mainstream and, unfortunately, alternative media largely constructs the Muslim Brotherhood “opposition” as peaceful protesters who are merely fighting for democracy, free elections, and self-determination. However, as I have written on numerous occasions, the fact is that the Muslim Brotherhood is nothing more than a conglomeration of religious fanatics, dupes, and corrupt individuals of varying societal status. In addition, the Muslim Brotherhood is tied at the hip to Western intelligence, most notably that of the British and Americans.
Nevertheless, the tired propaganda of the corporate media which has been used in Egypt, Libya, and Syria is being used once again in Egypt and, unfortunately, is continuing unabated even by much of the alternative media.
Yet nowhere is the intentional obfuscation more obvious than in the mainstream outlets which clearly seek to portray the Muslim Brotherhood as the “good guys” of the confrontation between the Brotherhood and the government. Indeed, in an article written by Michael Georgy and Tom Perry entitled “Special Report: As Egypt’s Brotherhood retreats, risk of extremism rises,” a clear attempt is made to portray the Brotherhood as being “committed to peaceful protest” an eschewing violence while also attempting to paint a more human face on the organization.
Perhaps unintentionally, the Reuters article manages to shed some light on the manner in which the Brotherhood operates inside Egypt when it explained the nature and operations of the usra – a small grouping of members headed by a religious leader that advises and guides the members in every aspect of their lives. Even more so, while the article attempts to portray to the Brotherhood as the victim of violence, upon more careful and informed reading, it actually depicts the violent nature of the organization and the methods used to inflict such terror upon the Egyptian government.