6/13/ US War for Africa Expands Egypt's SCAF 'Revolution'

Secret Report Ordered by Obama Identified Potential Uprisings
President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, known as a Presidential Study Directive, the 18-page classified report identified likely flashpoints, most notably Egypt, and solicited proposals for how the administration could push for political change in countries with autocratic rulers who are also valuable allies of the United States...how to balance American strategic interests and avert broader instability ... The White House held weekly meetings with experts from the State Department, the C.I.A. and other agencies. The process was led by Dennis B. Ross, the president’s senior adviser on the Middle East; Samantha Power, a senior director at the National Security Council who handles human rights issues; and Gayle Smith, senior director responsible for global development....The report singles out four for close scrutiny, which an official said...suggest Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen.
By issuing a directive, Mr. Obama was also pulling the topic of political change out of regular meetings on diplomatic, commercial or military relations with Arab states. In those meetings, one official said, the strategic interests loom so large it is almost impossible to discuss reform efforts....

Retooling U.S. Public Diplomacy as a Strategic Instrument...Behind the Offensive Across North Africa & 'Middle East'

U.S. additional $1.5 billion to SCAF, its Egyptian proxy's ruling military dictatorship, over 85% explicitly designated to Egypt's military forces.
"U.S. Support for Egypt"
March 23, 2012 State Dept. Press Release http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/03/186709.htm
Today, Secretary Clinton has certified to Congress that Egypt is meeting its obligations under its Peace Treaty with Israel. The Secretary has also waived legislative conditions related to Egypt’s democratic transition, on the basis of America’s national security interests, allowing for the continued flow of Foreign Military Financing to Egypt. These decisions reflect America’s overarching goal: to maintain our strategic partnership with an Egypt made stronger and more stable by a successful transition to democracy. The Secretary’s decision to waive [democratic transition] conditions is also designed to demonstrate our strong support for Egypt’s enduring role as a security partner and leader in promoting regional stability and peace. Egypt has maintained thirty-plus years of peace with Israel. It contributes to efforts to stop proliferation and arms smuggling and facilitates missions from Afghanistan to counterterrorism in the Horn of Africa....

US 'arab spring' SCAF law and order candidate Ahmed Shafiq
Speaking on Egypt’s 1979 peace treaty with Israel, Shafiq said: “I object to Israel’s current actions, but I am a man who honours past agreements”. ... Shafiq, Mubarak's last Prime Minister, is a military man: a veteran of Egypt’s wars with Israel and commander of the Air Force 1996-2002. Shafiq was appointed by Mubarak in 2002 to the Ministry of Civil Aviation in 2002...http://middleeast.about.com/od/egypt/a/Ahmed-Shafiq-Profile.htm

Former Mubarak prime minister Ahmed Shafiq could be Egypt’s next president
CAIRO — The unexpected [SIC] appearance of Hosni Mubarak’s in the runoff of Egypt’s presidential race owes much to support from business tycoons and other backers of the old regime...A former air force general, Shafiq faces the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi in a presidential runoff next weekend. Mubarak era figures are found throughout Shafiq’s campaign team...Shafiq appealed to Egyptians’ desire for greater security, promising to “neutralize” the rise of Islamists and to use an “iron fist” to secure Egypt and hold rowdy protesters accountable....

For in-depth history of US 'arab spring' see this series:

8/22/11 Learn from Libya and US 'Arab Spring' http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/364
7/19/11 African Resistance vs. Hard & Soft Power http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/360
4/12/11 Africa & US Black Revolution http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/350
4/6 "Southern Mistral": War Plan Preceded 'Rebels' http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/349
3/30 "Preemptive War" & Libya's 'Revolutionary' Rulers http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/348
3/27 Libya US humanitarian aid" Japan Connection http:www.burbankdigest.com/node/346
3/23 US 1994 Libyan Exile Post-Qaddafi Conference; Lockerbie http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/345
3/19 Why AFRICOM Leads US War on Libya http:www.burbankdigest.com/node 344
3/17 All-Out War Officially Legitimized http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/343
3/8 Bomb Libya? Pros & Cons http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/341
2/21 Global Agenda Behind "MENA" http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/339
2/28 Libya: Soft & Hard War: US African & Arab Surrogates http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/338
2/13 Egypt: Transparent Trappings for ’Greater Middle East'& Beyond http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/336
2/11 U.S. Declares Freedom: Egypt's 'New' Military Dictatorship http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/335
2/4/11 Egypt: US Mission Accomplished? http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/334
1/28 Docs.Expose US behind 'pro-democracy uprisings' http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/333

US supported SCAF's martial law officially expired May 31 -- new ruling expands it with US-style 'preventive' detention of opposition 'suspects'
Egypt’s military given power to detain civilians days before presidential vote

"We have erased the organizational distinctions between what was viewed as hard power and soft power..."
1/26/12 H. Clinton, Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review
The First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR): Leading Through Civilian Power
"How can we do better?...we will build up our civilian power: the combined force of civilians working together across the U.S. government to practice diplomacy, carry out development projects, and prevent and respond to crises. Many different agencies contribute to these efforts today. But their work can be more unified, more focused, and more efficient. The State Department and USAID will take a lead role in making that happen."

US Information & Communication war important update
Remarks by Director David H. Petraeus on the "internet of things" at CIA's venture capital company In-Q-Tel CEO Summit March 1, 2012

Africom brings together intelligence, diplomatic, health and aid experts. Staff will be drawn from all branches of the military, as well as USAID and the departments of state, agriculture, treasury, and commerce... nonmilitary staff may be funded with money from their departments as well as the DOD... www.africom.mil
“U.S. Africa Command will better enable the Department of Defense and other elements of the U.S. government to work in concert and with partners to achieve a more stable environment...U.S.Africa Command is consolidating the efforts of three existing headquarters commands into one focused solely on Africa and helping to coordinate US government contributions on the continent” www.africom.mil/AboutAFRICOM.asp

U.S. soldiers to serve in Africa next year
Jun 8, 2012 http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/06/army-soldiers-serve-in-africa-next...
A brigade will deploy to Africa next year in a pilot program that assigns brigades on a rotational basis around the globe, the Army announced in May. Roughly 3,000 soldiers — likely more — will serve across the continent in 2013, training foreign militaries and aiding locals as part of a “regionally aligned force concept"... in safe communities approved by the U.S.
Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, head of U.S. Army Africa [AFRICOM] said Africa has emerged as a greater priority for the U.S. because terrorist groups there have become an increasing threat to U.S. and regional security. Though U.S. soldiers have operated in Africa for decades, including more than 1,200 soldiers currently stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, the only permanent US base in Africa, the region in many ways remains the Army’s last frontier...“I’ve seen some of these missions where the battalion commander down there could probably run for governor. That’s how close of a relationship they have with some of their counterparts, both on the military side and with the local civilian community. It gets out the indirect approach some of these violent, extremist organizations that talk bad about Americans and the U.S. It leaves behind a lasting effect over time. ..We're not trying to reproduce the US Army in the 54 countries in Africa,” Hogg said.

Under the usual 'al-qaida terror & destabilization' pretext, US AFRICOM's hellbent destabilization of Africa for control of the continent, has a problem exacerbating it's doomed effort to wipe out national resistance: African nations won't base AFRICOM so its HQs is still based in Stuttgart, Germany, 5 years after opening its grand 'humanitarian mission':
Approved 'leak':
U.S. expands secret intelligence operations in Africa
by Craig Whitlock, http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-expands-secret-...
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — The U.S. military is expanding secret intelligence operations across Africa, establishing a network of small air bases to spy on terrorist hideouts from the fringes of the Sahara to jungle terrain along the equator, according to documents and people involved in the project. At the heart of the surveillance operations are small, unarmed turboprop aircraft disguised as private planes. Equipped with hidden sensors that can record full-motion video, track infrared heat patterns, and vacuum up radio and cellphone signals, the planes refuel on isolated airstrips favored by African bush pilots, extending their effective flight range by thousands of miles. About a dozen air bases have been established in Africa since 2007, according to a former senior U.S. commander involved in setting up the network...The nature and extent of the missions, as well as many of the bases being used, have not been previously reported but are partially documented in public Defense Department contracts. The operations have intensified in recent months, part of a growing shadow war against al-Qaeda affiliates and other militant groups. The surveillance is overseen by U.S. Special Operations forces but relies heavily on private military contractors and support from African troops. The mission underscore how Special Operations forces, which play an outsize role in the Obama administration’s national security strategy, are working clandestinely all over the globe, not just in war zones training foreign security forces and performing aid missions, also include teams dedicated to tracking and killing suspected terrorists ... The establishment of the Africa missions highlights the ways in which Special Operations forces blur the lines that govern the secret world of intelligence. The CIA has expanded its counterterrorism and intelligence-gathering operations in Africa, but its manpower and resources pale in comparison to those of the military. U.S. officials said the African surveillance operations are necessary to track terrorist groups that have taken root in failed states on the continent and threaten to destabilize neighboring countries....In a response to written questions from The Washington Post, the U.S. Africa Command said that it would not comment on “specific operational details.”...
Army Gen. Carter F. Ham , the head of U.S. Africa Command which is responsible for military operations on the continent, hinted at the importance and extent of the air bases testifying before Congress in March...he made clear he wanted to expand “ISR” (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) in Africa. “Without operating locations on the continent, ISR capabilities would be curtailed, potentially endangering U.S. security,” Ham said in a statement submitted to the House Armed Services Committee. “Given the vast geographic space and diversity in threats, the command requires increased ISR assets to adequately address the security challenges on the continent.”...

Black Africa and the U.S. Black Movement
Zbigniew Brezinski (now Obama advisor)
This Document is Exhibit 10 of U.S. Supreme Court Case No.00-9587
March 17, 1978

The objective of our policy toward Black Africa is to prevent social upheavals which could radically change the political situation throughout the area. The success or failure of our policy in the region depends on the solution of international and internal issues whose importance to the United States is on the increase.

A multiplicity of interests influences the U.S. attitude toward black Africa. The most important of these interests can be summarized as follows:

If black African states assume attitudes hostile to the U.S. national interest, our policy toward the white regimes; which is a key element in our relations with the black states, may be subjected by the latter to great pressure for fundamental change. Thus the West may face a real danger of being deprived of access to the enormous raw material resources of southern Africa which are vital for our defense needs as well as losing control over the Cape sea routes by which approximately 65% of Middle Eastern oil is supplied to Western Europe.

Moreover, such a development may bring about internal political difficulties by intensifying the activity of the Black movement in the United States itself.

It should also be borne in mind that black Africa is an integral part of a continent where tribal and regional discord, economic backwardness, inadequate infrastructures, drought, and famine, are constant features of the scene. In conjunction with the artificial borders imposed by the former colonial powers, guerilla warfare in Rhodesia and widespread indignation against apartheid in South Africa, the above factors provide the communist states with ample opportunities for furthering their aims. This must necessarily redound to the detriment of U.S. political interests.

Black Africa is increasingly becoming an outlet for U.S. exports and investment. The mineral resources of the area continue to be of great value for the normal functioning of industry in the United States and allied countries. In 1977, U.S. direct investment in black Africa totaled about $1.8 billion and exports $2.2 billion. New prospects of substantial profits would continue to develop in the countries concerned.

Apart from the above-mentioned factors adverse to U.S. strategic interests, the nationalist liberation movement in black Africa can act as a catalyst with far reaching effects on the American black community by stimulating its organizational consolidation and by inducing radical actions. Such a result would be likely if Zaire went the way of Angola and Mozambique.

An occurrence of the events of *1967-68 would do grievous harm to U.S. prestige, especially in view of the concern of the present Administration with human rights issues. Moreover, the Administration would have to take specific steps to stabilize the situation. Such steps might be misunderstood both inside and outside the United States. In order to prevent such a trend and protect U.S. national security interests, it would appear essential to elaborate and carry out effective countermeasures.

Possibility of Joint Action by U.S. Black and African Nationalist Movement.
In elaborating U.S. policy toward black Africa, due weight must be given to the fact that there are 25 millions American blacks whose roots are African and who consciously or subconsciously sympathies with African nationalism.
The living conditions of the black population should also be taken into account. Immense advances in the field are accompanied by a long-lasting high rate of unemployment, especially among the youth and by poverty and dissatisfaction with government social welfare standards.
*These factors taken together may provide a basis for joint actions of a concrete nature by the African nationalist movement and the U.S. black community... renewal of the extremist national idea of establishing an "African Republic" on American soil. Black community leftist radical elements could resume extremist actions in the style of the defunct Black Panther Party... Basically, actions would take the form of demonstrations and public protests, but the likelihood of violence cannot be excluded. There would also be attempts to coordinate their political activity locally and with international organizations.
In the context of long-term strategy, the United States can not afford a radical change in the fundamentals of its African policy, which is designed for maximum protection of national security. In the present case, emphasis is laid on the importance of Black Africa for U.S. political, economic and military interests.

In weighing the range of U.S. interests in Black Africa, basic recommendations arranged without intent to imply priority are:
1. Specific steps should be taken with the help of appropriate government agencies to inhibit coordinated activity of the Black Movement in the United States.
2. Special clandestine operations should be launched by the CIA to generate mistrust and hostility in American and world opinion against joint activity of the two forces, and to cause division among Black African radical national groups and their leaders.
3. U.S. embassies to Black African countries specially interested in southern Africa must be highly circumspect in view of the activity of certain political circles and influential individuals opposing the objectives and methods of U.S. policy toward South Africa. It must be kept in mind that the failure of U.S. strategy in South Africa would adversely affect American standing throughout the world. In addition, this would mean a significant diminution of U.S. influence in Africa and the emergence of new difficulties in our internal situation due to worsening economic prospects.
4. The FBI should mount surveillance operations against Black African representatives and collect sensitive information on those, especially at the U.N., who oppose U.S. policy toward South Africa. The information should include facts on their links with the leaders of the Black movement in the United States, thus making possible at least partial neutralization of the adverse effects of their activity.

The concern for the future security of the United States makes necessary the range of policy options. Arranged without intent imply priority they are:
(a) to enlarge programs, within the framework of the present budget, for the improvement of the social and economic welfare of American Blacks in order to ensure continuing development of present trends in the Black movement;
(b) to elaborate and bring into effect a special program designed to perpetuate division in the Black movement and neutralize the most active groups of leftist radical organizations representing different social strata of the Black community: to encourage division in Black circles;
(c) to preserve the present climate which inhibits the emergence from within the Black leadership of a person capable of exerting nationwide appeal;
(d) to work out and realize preventive operations in order to impede durable ties between U.S Black organizations and radical groups in African states;
e) to support actions designed to sharpen social stratification in the Black community which would lead to the widening and perpetuation of the gap between successful educated Blacks and the poor, giving rise to growing antagonism between different Black groups and a weakening of the movement as a whole.
(f) to facilitate the greatest possible expansion of Black business by granting government contracts and loans with favorable terms to Black businessmen;
(g) to take every possible means through the AFL-CIO leaders to counteract the increasing influence of Black labor organizations which function in all major unions and in particular, the National Coalition of Black Trade Union and its leadership including the creation of real preference for adverse and hostile reaction among White trade unionists to demands for improvement of social and economic welfare of the Blacks;
(h) to support the nomination at federal and local levels of loyal Black public figures to elective offices, to government agencies and the Court.