Imperialism is trying to seize its chance to redefine nation states in the Middle East. The club of military intervention seems to have been set aside – for now – in favour of economic intervention on an unprecedented scale.
The USA admits it has been assisting “pro-democracy” organisations in some Middle East countries for several years, based on similar activities that it promoted in Eastern Europe and the former Socialist countries. The Egyptian Army High Command is directly advised (and funded) by the Pentagon.
The US, egged on by Britain, would like to see feudalism replaced with regimes dedicated to free markets. The economic restructuring sought by the USA would be as traumatic as the military intervention in Iraq. The peoples of North Africa and the Middle East must be allowed to decide what they want to happen in their own countries.