Did a Broadcast of the National Anthem in the 1960s Contain Subliminal Messages?

A video of the US National Anthem reportedly broadcast during the 1960s was found to contain creepy subliminal messages about “obeying the government”. Is the video authentic or is it a well-crafted hoax?

Back in the good ol’ days, TV stations ended their broadcast day with a goodnight message and the national anthem, complete with a montage of patriotic images. While many of us have somewhat fond and nostalgic memories of these TV sign-offs, one Star Spangled Banner video said to be broadcast during the 1960s was apparently laced with creepy subliminal messages. Here it is :

The messages found in the video are:

TRUST THE US GOVERNMENT
GOD IS REAL GOD IS WATCHING
BELIEVE IN GOVERNMENT GOD
REBELLION WILL NOT BE TOLERATED
OBEY CONSUME OBEY CONSUME
BUY ULTRA BUY NAOMI
WORSHIP CONSUME OBEY BELIEVE
DO NOT QUESTION GOVERNMENT

The goal of subliminal perception is to flash messages on screen quickly enough to cause the subconscious mind to record them without even being perceived and analyzed by the conscious mind.

“Subliminal perception is a deliberate process created by communications technicians, by which you receive and respond to information and instructions without being consciously aware of the instructions”
– Steve Jacobson, Mind Control in the United States

Do subliminal messages actually work? Older studies claimed that they do not work, which lead the general public to dismiss the entire theory. However, recent studies found that, in some cases, subliminal perception produces conclusive results (this page contains several links to studies on the subject). One thing is for sure, the technique is still used today (see my article, Mind Control Theories and Techniques used by Mass Media,for some examples).

In the context of the national anthem video, debating whether or not subliminal messages work should not be even an issue. Discrediting the video because “subliminal messages are BS” is not a valid argument. It is the intent behind the message that counts.

Some of the phrases flashed during that video appear to be taken out of the movie They Live (see my article about it here), such as OBEY and CONSUME. While some argue that these lines are too “conspiracy-kitsch” to be taken seriously, they are the kinds of words a government bent on creating a consumer culture would use.

The words “BUY ULTRA” and “BUY NAOMI” also appear a few times. These lines appear to refer to MKULTRA and MKNAOMI, two secret CIA projects that were active at the time – but unknown to the public. MKULTRA studied mind control and MKNAOMI was about biological warfare (these projects still exist today and are infinitely more sophisticated).

Considering the social and political context of United States during the 1960s, which was characterized by Cold War paranoia, political assassinations, rebellious youth movements and dabblings with mind control – the existence of such a video is plausible. If the US government admitted to drugging and conducting horrendous experiments on thousands of people via the MKULTRA studies, why wouldn’t it attempt to manipulate minds using this powerful invention called the television?

But is there proof that this subliminal video was actually broadcast on television? Or were the messages injected by a funny-pants computer wiz in 2009 as a hoax? A few internet sites and message boards have debated these possibilities, but I have yet to come across conclusive evidence proving one side or another. Those who believe that the video is authentic cannot find another video source except a single YouTube video; those who believe that the video is a hoax often rely on arguments that are false or inconclusive.

The Original Upload

The original video was uploaded in 2009 by a YouTube user named Naomi19631963. The user provided a short description of the video – it DOES NOT mention the subliminal messaging.

I salvaged this reel of film from a TV station that used to sign of with it during the 1960s.

The uploader later posted a comment stating that the video was salvaged from Alabama and that it was probably broadcast in several states. The uploader did not post anything else, ever.

It is only about two years after the original upload that someone discovered the subliminal messages. The video was then mentioned on larger websites, such as Infowars in 2013. In all of the discussions, many claim that the video is “fake” or “doctored” using arguments that are sometimes valid, but sometimes false. Here are some of these arguments.

The Uploader’s Name

The username of the uploader is Naomi19631963. Coincidentally enough, a subliminal line from the video is “BUY NAOMI”. This is perceived as proof that the original uploader knew about the messages (and maybe inserted the messages themselves), but wanted to go for the “found by accident” effect. This is indeed a possibility, but it is not conclusive proof that the video is “fake”. According to the YouTuber who first posted a slowed down version of the video :

the original uploader is not a regular youtuber, but salvaged this from an old reel he found in Alabama (see his comment). The old reel probably had written on it somewhere “NAOMI 1963” or something similar, and when he uploaded it onto youtube, he simply used that as his youtube name. He never once indicated he was aware of anything out of the ordinary in this film.

The name of the original uploader is therefore indeed suspicious, but it is not proof that the video is fake.

Was This National Anthem Ever Broadcast?

Others who claim the video is a hoax argue that this sign-off video either never actually existed, that it was created from scratch, or that the on-screen text was added by the hoaxer. All of these claims are false. This national anthem video was indeed broadcast on television for several years. The site Fuzzy Memories currently hosts at least two sign-off videos from the 1980’s (recorded from the Chicago TV station WMAQ Channel 5) that end with this same national anthem. There is however one important difference : There are no subliminal messages. (This one is from 1981).

This has lead deniers to claim that the hoaxer used this 1981 video as a source to add subliminal messages using computer software. A simple comparison of both videos however reveals that this is impossible, for a couple of reasons. First, the “subliminal” video has a wider field of view than the 1981 version.

Notice how the building on the far right is cutoff from the 1981 video. We see it in its entirety on the "subliminal" video, proving that the 1981 video could not have been used as a source to doctor the video.
Notice how the building on the far right is cutoff from the 1981 video. We see the building in its entirety on the “subliminal” video, which indicates that the 1981 video could not have been used as the source to create the subliminal video.

Another important difference is the color of the text and the shadow underneath the text. In the 1981 version, the text is yellow and the shadow projects at the top-left of the letters. On the subliminal video, the shadow goes towards the bottom right. This not only demonstrates that the 1981 was not the source of the hoax, but that at least two totally different versions of the same national anthem video were created. The 1981 version was formatted for TV screens with a 4:3 aspect ratio. The text was redone in yellow – and without the subliminal messages. Is it possible that the subliminal messages were removed from the 1980’s “refresh” of the anthem due to the advent of VCRs, which gave viewers the opportunity to record TV footage … and discover the hidden messages?

The Font

Those claiming hoax state that the font used for the subliminal lines is different from the main lyrics. After some detective work and NCIS-style computer enhancing, I found that some letters in the subliminal lines were indeed different from the anthem lyrics.

The crossbar of the letter A in the subliminal message (left) is lower than the A from the lyrics.
The crossbar on the letter A in the subliminal message (left) is lower than the A from the lyrics.

Does this prove that the video is a hoax? Not really. Before the advent of computer graphics, text was overlaid on video footage by hand using green screens. The sequences were then shot in stop motion, frame by frame, as technicians moved objects around after each shot. Under intense scrutiny, it is therefore easy to find differences and inconsistencies in text found on older films. If one closely observes the letters for the national anthem lyrics, some differences can also be noted.

If one overlooks these differences, one must admit that the text of the subliminal message blends perfectly with the words of the national anthem. If a hoaxer added these words using computer software such as After Effects, this person did an amazing job to make the added text look as “old” as the original text. The subliminal text is not crisper or more “digital” as the the anthem lyrics. The subliminal text has the exact same amount of “blurriness” due to the age of the video. Furthermore, if you look at the word “real” on the above image, the alleged hoaxer even took the the time to misalign some letters to add an old-school, “manual” effect to it all. If the hoaxer had such amazing computer skills, didn’t he have the tools to exactly replicate the original font?

In Conclusion

There is still not enough data to prove that the video is authentic, but there is also not enough data to prove that it is a hoax. However, the observations in this article allows us to advance several important facts. First, the uploader of the subliminal anthem (whether it is a hoax or not) had access to a video that was never seen online before. Since it does not appear to be recorded using a VCR, it is most likely an actual film reel that has been digitized. Second, there are at least two different versions of this national anthem video. The version broadcast in the 1980s had the same video footage, but differently formatted text. Third, some letters in the subliminal messages differ from those in the national anthem lyrics. However, the overall texture and disposition of the words in the subliminal messages are consistent with 1960’s video-editing techniques.

So, in order to truly get to the bottom of this story, we need to see another video source of the subliminal video. It might be sitting in a library or an archive somewhere, waiting to be discovered. I am therefore calling on vigilant citizens across the US (especially around Alabama) to look for additional copies or versions of this video. It will either allow us to put an end to a clever hoax … or to shine a light on an important piece of secret American history.

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Huma Abedin immunity discussed in Strzok text messages

Hillary Clinton Huma Abedin

    

Congressional investigators are puzzling over a December 2016 text message that suggests the Justice Department sought to grant immunity to Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

In a Dec. 13, 2016 text exchange, FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok sent his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, a text message referring to a conversation he had with the Justice Department discussing immunity and potential grand jury testimony.

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee released the text message along with 384 pages of additional records on Wednesday.

“Talked with DoJ about HA interview,” Strzok wrote to Page.

“Told them we had to interview, no immunity. They said they thought that would get counsel to the point of saying she’s either taking the 5th in the Gj or you need to give her immunity. I said that’s fine, please have discussions to get the decision to that point and I would run it up the chain.”

Peter Strzok text message Lisa Page Huma Abedin

    

The initials “HA,” the gender reference and other text messages that Strzok sent in that time frame strongly suggest that he was referring to Abedin.

A day before the text about immunity, Strzok said that a top FBI official had offered to meet with Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall.

Peter Strzok text message Lisa Page

    

Kendall did not represent Abedin in the email case so it is unclear why the FBI sought to meet with him. A lawyer who represented Abedin on the email matter did not respond to a request for comment.

It is unclear what case Strzok was investigating at the time, and there have been no reports that Abedin was granted immunity or that she pleaded the Fifth.

The Hillary Clinton email investigation was closed for good on Nov. 6, 2016, just two days before the election. The FBI re-opened its investigation in late Oct. 2016 after Clinton emails were discovered on a laptop shared by Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner.

The FBI was still investigating Weiner for sending lewd messages to an underage girl.

Strzok was one of the lead investigators on the Clinton email investigation. He conducted the interviews of Clinton and several of her aides, including Abedin, Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan, and Heather Samuelson.

Mills and Samuelson were granted limited immunity in order to cooperate in the case.

As The Daily Caller has reported, Abedin and Mills gave conflicting answers about Clinton’s email server during their interviews with Strzok. They claimed that they were not aware of Clinton’s server until she left the State Department. But emails that the two aides sent while they worked for Clinton at State show that they discussed Clinton’s server, which maintained thousands of classified emails.

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New FBI messages reveal agents sought way to evade federal record requirements

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Huge weed murals with hidden messages sprouting up in cities (Video)

For many city dwellers, the closest they might get to nature is the neighbourhood park, or a gaggle of weeds sprouting up in between the cracks of the sidewalk. But it may come as a surprise that while we may declare war on them in our gardens, weeds are also symbols of resilience and have also been sources of food and medicine for millennia, and might even be good for farming.

In honour of the humble but powerful weed, San Francisco-based artist Mona Caron paints them in all their towering glory on the walls of cities across the world. Watch her video on them blossoming up:

Mona Caron© Mona Caron
Mona Caron© Mona Caron

So far, Caron has created murals in places like Portland, Sãu Paulo, Spain and Taiwan. In line with her belief in “artivism” (or art with an activist bent), she often collaborates with local social and environmental organizations on her works. Caron’s floral subjects are often selected from local species, and she is careful to include bits of historical or cultural references of local significance in her works.

Mona Caron© Mona Caron
Mona Caron© Mona Caron
Mona Caron© Mona Caron
Mona Caron© Mona Caron

She says:

Several of these murals contain intricate miniature details, invisible from afar. These typically narrate the local history, chronicle the social life of the mural’s immediate surroundings, and visualize future possibility, and are created in a process that incorporates ideas emerging through spontaneous conversations with the artwork’s hosting communities while painting.

Mona Caron© Mona Caron

Take, for instance, Caron’s mental narrative behind this commissioned artwork soaring high in the city of Kaohsiung, Lingya District, Taiwan:

I’m known to paint weeds. The plants in this mural are hardly weeds: their medicinal properties are appreciated enough to make them widely cultivated. But I painted them growing, like weeds do, from an inhospitable ground, a disturbed environment. Our disturbed environment.

Like weeds, their origins are sundry: Echinacea, Leonotis leonurus, agastache mexicana, safflower… each hails from a different continent, their only commonality is their possession of healing powers.

In the mural, their rootless migrant growth materializes like magic at the grassroots of the urban jungle, conjured like a spell around clusters of people engaged in various tiny actions that might reconnect us physically, emotionally, in action and spirit, to the primacy of nature and to each other. Drops in a bucket, imperceptibly small beneath the massive, skyrocketing dangers and harms looming above.

But from those beacons in the dark, healing plants grow upwards, pushing beyond our predicament. The healing plants assert themselves somehow, reaching that elusive clear sky, rarely seen in many cities like Kaohsiung.

Mona Caron© Mona Caron
Mona Caron© Mona Caron

Caron’s approach seems to suggest that we should believe in the resilience of life: it’s almost like the huge scale of some of these murals reverse some of that misguided sense of human superiority over lowly but enduring species like so-called “weed” plants. They are awe-inspiring reminders that there alternative narratives to the idea that weeds (and other species) are nuisances; in fact, they all have a role to play on this planet, as we do too. For more, visit Mona Caron.

[Via: This Is Colossal]

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Newly Released Text Messages Reveal FBI Wanted to Investigate Clinton But Feared Her Wrath

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Washington, D.C. — (ZH) Newly released text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page reveal that the agency’s top brass was considering appointing former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald as a special counsel in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. 

The idea is pitched in a March 2016 exchange between Strzok and Page – relatively early on in their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information. Of note, Attorney General Loretta Lynch or one of her deputies would have had to make the ultimate decision to appoint a special prosecutor to look into the “matter.”

“Thought of the perfect person [FBI Director James Comey] can bounce this off of?” Strzok wrote to Page in a March 18, 2016 text. “Pat….You got to give me credit if we go with him….And delay briefing him on until I can get back and do it, Late next week or later.”

“We talked about him last night, not for this, but how great he is,” Page responded.

“I could work with him again….And damn we’d get sh*t DONE,” Strzok wrote.

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Strzok noted that Fitzgerald was brought in by Comey as a special counsel in the investigation into who leaked the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame.

Appointed in 2001 by President George W. Bush, Fitzgerald was the longest-serving U.S. Attorney in Chicago history – and has led several high profile federal investigations and prosecutions.

In a follow-up text exchange on May 13, 2016, Page asks Strzok “Hey forgot to ask if you mentioned the whole special counsel thing to andy?” (referring to current Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe).

No special prosecutor was selected for the Clinton email investigation despite calls by Republicans to do so as early as February, 2016.

Instead, former FBI Director James Comey had originally determined Clinton’s conduct fit the legally consequential charge of “gross negligence” which Peter Strzok later downgraded to “extremely careless” – which is not a legal term of art. The agency ultimately recommended that the Department of Justice not press charges.

In a Thursday letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley asked if whether the FBI had approached the DOJ to appoint a special counsel. “If not, why not?” wrote Grassley, who also demanded all written communications on the subject.


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Politics as usual…

The newly released batch of text messages also reveal that the pair of anti-Trump FBI agents were concerned over reprisal from Hillary Clinton, should they aggressively pursue her.

“One more thing: she might be our next president,” Page wrote, adding “The last thing you need us going in there loaded for bear. You think she’s going to remember or care that it was more doj than fbi?”

“Agreed,” Strzok replied.

Th texts also reveal that Page was engaged in a lengthy phone conversation with then-Wall St. Journal (now WaPo) reporter Devlin Barrett – several days after the journalist published a story on FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s wife receiving over half a million dollars in campaign donations from a committee tied to then-Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA). Barrett also reported on an “internal feud” at the FBI over investigating the Clinton Foundation, leading some to suggest that he was a conduit for the FBI to leak information to the public.

Page was on the phone with Barrett just as news broke that the FBI had found State Department emails on a laptop it seized while investigating former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) for sexting with minors.

Still on with devlin,” Page wrote. “Mike’s phone is ON FIRE,” she added, apparently referring to FBI public affairs chief Michael Kortan.

You may want to tell Devlin he should turn on CNN, there’s news going on,” Strzok replied.

He knows. He just got handed a note,” Page said.

“Ha. He asking about it now?” Strzok asked.

“Yeah. It was pretty funny,” Page wrote.

The text messages don’t indicate what information, if any, Page provided to Barrett or whether her discussions with the reporter were authorized by FBI management. –Politico

The texts released by Sen. Grassley on Thursday were included in a 384-page document delivery to Congressional investigators by the DOJ. While Justice officials said in a cover letter that five months of texts were “missing” and unable to be recovered due to a technical glitch, DOJ Inspector General (DOJ OIG) Michael Horowitz told lawmakers on Thursday that his office has managed to retrieve the missing correspondence between Page and Strzok.

The new batch of text messages along with Grassley’s full letter can be viewed below:

Grassley Text Message Release 1-25-18 by The Conservative Treehouse on Scribd

2018-01-25 CEG to FBI (Strzok Page Texts – Clinton Conflict, Special Counsel, Records Alienation) by ZeroHedge Janitor on Scribd

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FBI Officials Text Messages Reference Anti-Trump ‘Secret Society’ That Met After Election

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Thousands of New Strzok-Page Text Messages Reference “SECRET SOCIETY” Within DOJ and FBI WORKING AGAINST TRUMP

 

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Text Messages Reveal Peter Strzok and Mistress Lisa Page Knew Charges WOULD NOT BE FILED Against Hillary — BEFORE She Was Interviewed

 

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The scandal that keeps on giving: FBI claims it “LOST” months of text messages belonging to disgraced anti-Trump agent Peter Strzok


Image: The scandal that keeps on giving: FBI claims it “LOST” months of text messages belonging to disgraced anti-Trump agent Peter Strzok

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When the complete (and unbiased) history is written on President Barack Obama’s administration, future generations of Americans will come to learn that his was the most corrupt in the country’s history.

Forget Teapot Dome. Forget Watergate. Forget Bill Clinton’s sexual proclivities. Barack Obama has them all beaten, and by a wide margin.

Because, for all the world, it appears as though Barack Obama took over a Deep State apparatus that was assembled long before 9/11, but weaponized by his predecessor, George W. Bush, against the American people in the years afterward.

The FBI, once heralded the world over as one of democracy’s greatest law enforcement creations, was reduced to the role of political enabler during the Obama years. Led by Attorney General Eric Holder, a far-Left sycophant who lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee by hiding the fact that he stuck up for Islamic terrorists, the Justice Department and FBI — along with intelligence community operatives — colluded to thwart Donald J. Trump’s presidency.

In recent months we discovered that top FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok had a particular anti-Trump, pro-Hillary Clinton bias. We learned that he and others within the FBI and Department of Justice discussed an “insurance policy” that would keep Trump out of office or so undermined during his time in office as to render him ineffective.

In recent days, we learned that the Justice Department finally turned over scores of text messages sent or received by Strzok to Congress, which had been requesting them for some time. But then we also learned that the highly technologically sophisticated Federal Bureau of Investigation somehow, some way, “lost” five months’ worth of Strzok texts.

Five months worth. Gee — wonder where they went? And more importantly, we wonder what they would reveal were they to suddenly ‘show up.’

The timeframe for the texts delivered to Congress from late winter/spring/early summer of 2016, about the time the two eventual presidential nominees were being decided. So this is interesting in that, given all we know about Strzok’s distinct bias against Trump and the “insurance policy” discussion, it certainly seems like the FBI and Justice Department are continuing to hide damning evidence that the Obama administration was dirty, dirty, dirty. (Related: Here’s the man who outed Trump-hating FBI agent Peter Strzok.)

On Monday one of President Trump’s personal lawyers, Jay Sekulow, laid out the timeline for the missing emails, which date from sometime in December 2016 through May 17, 2017 — the day that Robert Mueller was named special counsel to investigate bogus claims of “Trump-Russia collusion.”

During his radio show, Jay Live, Sekulow said, “Guess what is missing? That is the key here…guess what’s missing?”

He said: “From December 14th, 2016 to May 17th, 2017 — here’s what’s going on,” he continued. “You had the [former national security advisor Michael] Flynn conversation with the senior transition officials as has been reported in the press, so there are conversations about that — missing.

Buzzfeed publishes the [former British spy Christopher] Steele dossier January 11th, 2017 — text messages between the two are missing,” Sekulow continued.

“Peter Strzok interviews Michael Flynn on January 24th, 2017, the text messages between them are missing. [Then-FBI Director James] Comey is fired by the president of the United States May 9th, 2017, their text messages are missing,” the Trump attorney said.

“Robert Mueller Special Counsel appointed May 17, 2017 — text messages missing based on a glitch,” he said.

Those were all very significant events in the timeline of the Trump presidency thus far. And given Strzok’s involvement in the Clinton email investigation and the fact that he interviewed Flynn, it’s a sure bet Congress would want to know what he had to say about those events.

Because you know he would have texted about those events.

Sekulow says what the FBI allegedly has done amounts to “willful destruction of evidence.” For us, the FBI’s role in all of this is the scandal that keeps on giving.

See more coverage of treason inside the FBI and former DOJ by reading Treason.news.

J.D. Heyes is editor of The National Sentinel and a senior writer for Natural News and News Target.

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Re: Leaks or messages that have already been received?

Ask yourself: Is Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi concerned about public opinion at home?

To answer this you have to refer back to important instances, beginning with the Tiran and Sanafir islands issue and how the Egyptian public, including the elites and masses, were furious at the idea of giving up a piece of Egypt’s geography. Protests broke out, statements were issued, figures, parties and unions mobilised and judicial rulings refusing, criminalising and condemning the sale of the islands were issued. It seemed that all of Egypt was hurt by what was happening.

What did Al-Sisi do other than step all over these efforts with his shoes and disregard them all, choosing to go forward with the deal?

He is constantly busy renewing his driver’s license, from accredited regional sources, in the form of the Saudi-Emirati-Israeli triangle and from international sources, represented by Trump and the Europeans who see him as a useful tyrant and an inevitable evil. Therefore, he is not at all concerned with the national feelings, national dignity, historical foundations, or geographical constants. In addition to this, he insists on appearing to have succeeded in breaking the internal community, meaning he has no real ability to achieve resistance or make change.

Al-Sisi is constantly keen to leak anything that proves his loyalty and allegiance to the foreign parties that support and fund him, which he uses to intimidate the disillusioned disturbed internal community, through some big and small messages.

Read: Egypt denies ‘tacit’ acceptance of US Jerusalem move

The leak by the New York Times newspaper regarding Al-Sisi’s government’s efforts to defend Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to occupied Jerusalem coincides with the most violent storm facing the White House. This is being further ignited by the book “Fire and Fury”. The book confirms that the foolishness of the president proved effective in controlling decision-making in the biggest Arab capital concerned with the Palestinian cause, by virtue of historical experience and geographical location. The gist of Al-Sisi’s leaks is: “We are here Trump; we are behind you, as I have promised. I stand amongst your small circle of employees in the White House, as you draw the features of the future and distribute tasks. At that moment, I said to you: ‘You will only find me by your side’ in your war on terror, which is every form of resistance to the American-Israeli vision of the region and the world.”

Had Al-Sisi been concerned with his disgraceful image, described as the favourite amongst the Israelis, he would have rallied his media outlets to confront the waterfall of damning testimonies of his cooperation, which flowed from the mouths of the Israelis. Rabbis perform prayers for him all the time and pray for his survival in order to continue to serve the Israeli occupation. Generals express their gratitude to him for making their security situation better and more stable. Politicians consider him their faithful man in Cairo.

Al-Sisi’s information office, which continuously responded to the New York Times journalist, and which I cannot comment on regarding its credibility, sits still all the time, like a chicken laying an egg, when it comes to information worse than that published in the Israeli media regarding Al-Sisi’s loyalty to Israel’s policies. Its hesitance to confront the new leaks only make the story more interesting. The message sent to Trump is clear: Look how I am paying the price dearly for my loyalty and dedication to you?

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (R) and US President Donald Trump (L) hold a joint press conference following their meeting on 23 May, 2017 in Bethlehem, West Bank [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (R) and US President Donald Trump (L) hold a joint press conference following their meeting on 23 May, 2017 in Bethlehem, West Bank [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

US President Donald Trump in Bethlehem, West Bank on 23 May, 2017 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

There must be small internal leaks too, such as the army being dissatisfied with Al-Sisi’s path both internally and externally. These leaks are more like calming massaging oils, such as the stories of the agencies conflicting, the institutions clashing and the elections being the only means to get rid of the general and replace him with another. There is also the leak of Ahmed Shafiq shaking Al-Sisi’s throne.

The new leak for 2018 are the claims that Al-Sisi has become distanced from the army and that the army is angry with him, but there is nothing they can do. He has formed a large military militia, stronger than the army that surround him and secure his authority. Meanwhile, he drowned the army in the waves of business and the hell that is Daesh, thus pushing it away from areas of influence.

What can you read in between the lines of this gentle message?

In short, he wants to say that no one can defeat Al-Sisi, not even the army itself. If we take into consideration the timing of such indications, in the period leading up to the seventh anniversary of the January 25th Revolution, the conclusion would be: Neither the army nor the people can dethrone Al-Sisi (the powerful), so do not think about organising protests or anything else. Just stop trying because you will inevitably be defeated.

Egypt’s Sisi: Jerusalem’s legal status must be maintained

Surrendering to taking this kind of “political drug” is a means, repeated every year at this time, to burn whatever remains of your hope and certainty in the ability to take action and crush any attempts to think about change. This is done by portraying Al-Sisi’s government as a brutal force that no one can defeat, just as the myth that “Israel is invincible” was successfully planted in the region.

You should tell anyone who tries to offer you a large package of information, labeled “importance source whose name or location cannot be revealed” to “get lost with your package until you know its source.”

Do not take a product or goods with an unknown source, even if it is free. Remember that at this time, seven years ago, you managed to defeat the invincible legend, the Mubarak regime.

This article first appeared in Arabic in Al-Araby Al-Jadeed on 8 January 2018



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