Dr. Kevin Barrett: Egypt's deniable coup: Another anti-Islam psy-op!
Luttwak's Coup d'Etat was the how to guide used by the perpetrators of 9/11, and the folks who just overthrew Morsi. American law bans any assistance to the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup d'etat or decree. So what just happened in Egypt? Democratically elected Morsi was over-thrown and arrested by the military. The Constitution was suspended. Ruling party leaders were rounded up and imprisoned. The military seized TV and radio studios. But it wasn't a coup, the coup plotters insist. If they call it a coup, they will lose 1.5 billion dollars a year in US military aid, bribes to Egypt's junta to keep it subservient to Israel. Egypt's generals want to keep lapping up American money.They want to keep enslaving their country to IMF usury. They want to prevent their Muslim country from becoming a real Muslim country. And they want to keep kowtowing to Israel, and allowing the Palestinians to starve, while they arrest, torture, and kill Muslim activists. Egypt's coup that is not a coup is just the latest in a long line of covert coups, and those that don't. The latter are the topic of Edward Luttwak's 1969 book Coup d'Etat: A Practical Handbook. Luttwak shares with Paul Wolfowitz the dubious honor of being the world's leading neoconservative military strategist. His book Coup d'Etat is a how to guide for anyone who wants secretly, or at least deniably to overthrow a democratically-elected government. The key to a covert coup is good propaganda. If you can make enough people hate the democratically elected leader, it will be easy to overthrown him. and disguise the fact that a coup has occurred. By coincidence, I happened to be in Australia in 1974, just as the CIA was about yo overthrow democratically elected Prime Minister Geoff Whitlam in a covert coup d'etat. Here is how they did it. First, they used international banking institutions to strangle Australia's credit and damage its economy, just as the anti-Morsi coup plotters did in Egypt. Then they used domestic assets to further sabotage the economy. Next, they used domestic assets to further sabotage the economy. So did the anti-Morsi coup plotters. Next, they used their control of the media to generate an endless barrage of anti-Whitlam propaganda, just as the Egyptian plotters used the controlled Egyptian media to crank out anti-Morsi propaganda. With the economy destroyed, and the targeted leader smeared by the media, it was easy to overthrow the elected leader and pretend that it was the will the will of the people. The CIA's overthrow of Geoff Whitlam in 1974 was designed to prevent