Civil unrest has been predicted for some years now. Recently, popular demonstrations for regime change broke out in North Africa and caused the flight of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from Tunisia. Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak may be next.
Here is a video on the riots in Egypt, where people are protesting torture and other forms of police brutality and calling for the resignation of Mubarak and his government:
Let’s review some of the significant statements that the galactics have made regarding popular demonstrations and the galactic response. In 2008, Kryon said:
“History will not repeat itself. You have moved off of the groove where those things take place in that fashion. Dictators will not [beget] new dictators. Hunger and famine will not [beget] new hunger and famine. There is a change at hand, and history will stop repeating itself. It’s a new energy, if you’ve noticed.” (1)
In 2009, SaLuSa observed:
“In most countries you are learning of unrest, and it is because of the awakening consciousness of the people. You no longer desire to be at the mercy of those who dictate how your lives are led.” (2)
And in 2010 he stated:
“The mood of the people is moving towards achieving true democracy, and you will find there is some degree of unrest in many countries.
“The energy that is being created is having the desired effect, and changes for the better will come into being. Apart from this the plan for radical and far-reaching changes proceeds at a pace, as time continues to speed up. Together they will deliver your release from the clutches of the dark forces.” (3)
“Demonstrations and riots are becoming more frequent, as people reject a return to the past. They are awakening to the potential that exists to make a clean start, and have no desire to accept any form of compromise. Before matters can get out of hand, certain events that are near to happening will help calm matters.” (4)
What might those “events that are near to happening” be? Well, at the risk of getting hopes up too much, SaLuSa did say on Dec. 29, 2010: “In one way or another we will expect disclosure to become worldwide within the first quarter of this coming year.” (5)
Finally, SaLuSa said on Jan. 5 of this year:
“Like you we wait and hold our breathe, knowing that the old system is creaking at the joints and cannot hold together much longer. We can see the domino effect taking place once the first part falls. Once it commences we can see quite clearly that there will be no shortage of people coming forward to support the Light.
“You are spread across the globe, and your persistence in pushing for change is about to pay off. Clearly it cannot all happen at once, and some will by the nature of what is involved take many months to complete. The important thing is that you the people see the beginning of real action, and know that it cannot be interfered with. For our part we are involved because you have so often pleaded for help, and we have been given the necessary authority to do so.” (6)
Although I claim no deep knowledge of the Middle East or Far East and I’m no advocate of violence on anyone’s part, I would still not be surprised to see what’s happening in North Africa precipitate unrest in countries like Iran and Syria. I’m not sure whether subsaharan Africa is as affected by what happens in Tunisia and Egypt, but I think other Middle-Eastern countries may be.
I confess that I’m not used to thinking of wholesale regime change through a wide swathe of countries, but, given what Kryon and SaLuSa say above, it could be a possibility.
And here is an analysis of the spread of popular revolt in North Africa.
Tunisia revolt sends powerful message across Africa
The Citizen, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Thursday, 27 January 2011
It is barely a week since Tunisia, a beautiful former French colony with the best infrastructure among North African countries, finally opened a new democratic chapter that is yet to be completed.
Few in the Arab world imagined that Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s long-serving president, would pack up and flee the country he had ruled with an iron fist for 23 years.
It all started like a joke. One day, small riots were reported in one area, but these spread like a wildfire in just 24 hours.
Angry and hungry demonstrators no longer feared the repercussions of live bullets after losing faith with the government that had failed to feed them and provide them with decent employment.
It was an expression of anger at steep increases of food prices, lack of employment, nepotism and high levels of corruption, to mention but just a few. Images carried by the international media portrayed angry demonstrators holding round pieces of bread known as ‘khubza’ in Arabic.
Theirs was a simple but clear message to the world. That it is bearable to be denied any other necessity, but it becomes a totally different story when one is denied that simple meal.
That is why it was not easy to suppress the palpable anger among the populace. It was yet another clear message that the will of the masses is more powerful than any weapon.
Ben Ali was no stranger to such revolts. They had happened before, and in all instances he used both his political charm and military might to see the dawn of another day. This time around, having failed to read the signs of the times, he was completely wrong to think that he could have dealt with the rising anger the way he previously did.
He instantly took a reactionary step by promising to create over 300,000 jobs and hold free and fair elections, but it was too late. The wave of popular revolt spreading across the country was unstoppable.
After realising that his attempts were futile and that the more the riots dragged on the more his life was endangered, he fled to Saudi Arabia with his family. The decision, though unexpected, was welcomed both in Tunisia and outside. In fact, his dramatic fall from grace was equated to the sudden fall of a baobab tree that had withstood all manner of storms for many decades.
It has been widely predicted that the citizens of other Arab countries facing similar repression will stage copycat revolts in a bid to rid themselves of tyranny. Political analysts are already seeing a similar uprisings taking place in countries like Egypt, Morocco, Algeria or even Libya.
There is no reason not to believe this because if it has worked for Tunisians, it can work for Algerians too, but I have my reservations when it comes to Libya.
Muammar Gaddafi may not have any reason to worry because much as he is portrayed as a dictator by Western powers, he is a hero to his subjects for some simple reasons.
With a population of not more than five million in a country that is the fourth largest in Africa, no single day Libyans will take to the streets like Tunisians, not for fear of their government, but simply because, Gaddafi has first of all made them masters of their own land with easy accessibility to food, water, electricity, medical facilities and other basic needs. Libya may be a desert nation, but it has more than enough food to the extent that it has sent some to Brazil and a number of other countries as aid.
Bread, for instance, which is a staple in most Arab countries, is sold at rock-bottom prices in Libya such that it is affordable to virtually anyone.
This is where Ben Ali went wrong and, funny enough, he didn’t bother to learn from his neighbour. But Tanzania and other African countries too are not exempted from Tunisia’s scenario. As each new day dawns, Tanzanians only wish it was yesterday due to the ever-increasing cost of living.
Lack of employment with high level of corruption and nepotism are just few of those concerns that are eating the backbone of our society.
God forbid, but if our leaders are not careful enough, then I’m afraid that we may be another Tunisia. After all, haven’t we started seeing students demonstrating everywhere? That is how it begins before it gets out of control.
The suffering of an ordinary Tanzanian is not very different from that of a Tunisian. Maybe they are only different from us because they are white and we are black, and maybe their “boiling point” is different from ours, but the reality on the ground is that we are all boiling in the same pot.
The writer is a sub-editor with The Citizen.firstname.lastname@example.org
(1) Kryon, “The Shift is Here,” Oct. 20, 2008, at http://www.kryon.com/k_channel08_Chile.html.
(2) SaLuSa, April 15, 2009.
(3) SaLuSa, May 21, 2010.
(4) SaLuSa, Oct. 4, 2010.
(5) SaLuSa, Dec. 29, 2010.
(6) SaLuSa, Jan. 5, 2011.