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Shattering the American Illusion

The Revolution in Egypt is a geopolitical game changer.

For over half a century, America has been celebrated as the land of liberty whose foreign policy is synonymous with promoting freedom and democracy. But now, in the wake of WikiLeaks and the people's revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, we finally have confirmation of what many of us have long suspected: America is no longer living up to its noble promise. We know now that for years, America has been giving millions of dollars of military aid to the Tunisian government, a regime that America's own ambassador called, in a leaked diplomatic cable, "a police state, with little freedom of expression or association, and serious human rights problems." [1] Likewise, in Egypt, America has provided billions of dollars of mostly military aid to a government known to use torture, as another leaked cable testifies: "torture and police brutality in Egypt are endemic and widespread" and "there are literally hundreds of torture incidents every day in Cairo police stations alone."[2] Worse still, is the evidence that Egypt tortured individuals on America's behalf as part of the CIA's illegal rendition program. [3]

The rhetoric of democracy can no longer hide from the world the reality of what America has become: not a bastion of liberty, but a disgraced state and anti-democratic supporter of tyrants. We are now entering a post-American era. Global geopolitics will never be the same. Can America get back on track?

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Anonymous

I took you guys only 3 weeks to get something out.....

You missed the whole thing in Algeria too....

Wow!

Anonymous

I took you guys only 3 weeks to get something out.....

You missed the whole thing in Algeria too....

Wow!

Anonymous

Yeah the "reporting" at Adbusters has been significantly tamed down from a year ago. Seems to have started with some flak they got from the mighty Jewish Establishment over their coverage of Palestine. Apparently Adbusters wasn't genuflecting enough for the Zionist overlords so they sent some goons to intimidate Adbusters via a campaign of internet intimidation. Guess it worked cause they've gone soft on the Zionazis. And nothing signals the beginning of the end of your counter-cultural credibility more than sucking down whatever the Zionists feed you.

Look at what the common person in Egypt is doing to bring about the rebellion that Adbusters so often talks about. And here in Canada Adbusters is still suckling off the fetid teet of the Jewish Establishment - censoring worthy comments on their posts that would only serve to further the significance of their website if they weren't suspiciously deleted by pro-Israel/pro-Apartheid elements with-in Adbusters.
First sign of your demise - censorship.

Anonymous

Yeah the "reporting" at Adbusters has been significantly tamed down from a year ago. Seems to have started with some flak they got from the mighty Jewish Establishment over their coverage of Palestine. Apparently Adbusters wasn't genuflecting enough for the Zionist overlords so they sent some goons to intimidate Adbusters via a campaign of internet intimidation. Guess it worked cause they've gone soft on the Zionazis. And nothing signals the beginning of the end of your counter-cultural credibility more than sucking down whatever the Zionists feed you.

Look at what the common person in Egypt is doing to bring about the rebellion that Adbusters so often talks about. And here in Canada Adbusters is still suckling off the fetid teet of the Jewish Establishment - censoring worthy comments on their posts that would only serve to further the significance of their website if they weren't suspiciously deleted by pro-Israel/pro-Apartheid elements with-in Adbusters.
First sign of your demise - censorship.

Anonymous

Why the hell are you fighting on here, or even reading Ad-Busters, if you're so against it's supposed political views? Ad-Busters is not a reporting agency, they're a magazine. If you want reporting go to the BBC, The Guardian, Al-Jazeera, or any of your own flavored networks.

Anonymous

Why the hell are you fighting on here, or even reading Ad-Busters, if you're so against it's supposed political views? Ad-Busters is not a reporting agency, they're a magazine. If you want reporting go to the BBC, The Guardian, Al-Jazeera, or any of your own flavored networks.

Anonymous

Adbusters has put out several articles already about the Egyptian revolution, and since they are independent (and ad free of course) they probably don't have the resources to put out an article about every single news event

Anonymous

Adbusters has put out several articles already about the Egyptian revolution, and since they are independent (and ad free of course) they probably don't have the resources to put out an article about every single news event

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