Tuesday, March 01, 2011 – The Daily bell
We Predicted Global Anti-Gov’t Protests: What’s Next? … It is a matter of record! The spate of seething, youth-inspired Middle East uprisings that are toppling governments, reshaping the geopolitical landscape and roiling world markets blindsided the world’s intelligence community. Not the CIA, Joint Chiefs of Staff or National Security Council saw it coming. Mossad and MI5 missed it! None of the mainstream media’s star-studded stable of scholars, experts and think-tank policy wonks were thinking ahead. But what was breaking news to them was yesterday’s news for Trends Journal readers. In the summer 2010 issue, we wrote: “What’s happening in Greece will spread worldwide as economies decline. There are no organizations behind this response, it’s a public response. This is a 21st century rendition of ‘Workers of the World unite'” – Trends Journal, Gerald Celente
Dominant Social Theme: When she blows, she blows.
Free-Market Analysis: Gerald Celente is one of the savviest trend forecasters around; no one beats him at his best. But this analysis (excerpted above) was puzzling to us. Its viewpoint travels to the heart of what we have been discussing regarding these color revolutions. There has been much reported on them, and we will discuss the reporting and the evidence that these are manipulated revolutions below.
We will compare and contrast Celente’s perspective with ours to see how we differ and why he has come to the conclusions he has. We disagree profoundly that these revolutions are spontaneous. They may end up being uncontrollable – that’s a risk of the Internet era – but the idea that the West has played no part in them or has not in some sense set them in motion seems odd to us given what the alternative press has increasingly maintained.
Celente states it’s a matter of record that Western powers-that-be did not foresee these color revolutions: “Not the CIA, Joint Chiefs of Staff or National Security Council saw it coming. Mossad and MI5 missed it! None of the mainstream media’s star-studded stable of scholars, experts and think-tank policy wonks were thinking ahead.”
He then cites a Trends prediction from summer 2010 stating that the riots that took place in Greece were going to spread worldwide. There are no organizations behind this response, he argues. It is a public response. “When people lose everything and have nothing left to lose, they lose it.”
He also predicted an arsenal of digital/Internet weapons via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. would be deployed by young revolutionaries that “would bypass corporate/government media, outwit intelligence agencies, outflank the military and police and rally the populace into the streets and onto the barricades.”
The reasons for these revolutions had to do with “bread and butter issues [rather] than politics.” Declining economies mean that unemployment rises, taxes are raised and services cut. Therefore, these revolutions are not being driven by freedom issues but by simple inequality. “A few at the top have too much, and too many others have too little.” The higher prices go, the more volatile the world will get. He forecasts that the current unrest will spread to Europe and other parts of the world and will not simply be restricted to the Middle East.
What we find strange about this argument, as we noted above, is the factual documentation that Western elites have set these color revolutions in motion. Even the raised-fist logos that appeared during the Eastern Europe color revolutions have reappeared in Tunisia and Egypt, like recycled props. But there is much more. We’ve already noted a much-discussed UK Telegraph article that reported on US intel involvement in training Egyptian “youth” on various protest tactics prior to Egypt’s recent upheavals. The training apparently went on for at least two years.