08 Feb

What lies beneath a veil of Mid-East political activism? as an agent of world domination, that’s what!

Have you heard of Wael Ghonim yet?

He’s America’s main man in ‘shaping Egypt’s culture of revoloution’ – using the internet’s lure to the Mid-East as the bait. The Wall Street Journal celebrated the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl football win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, with a Google-Egypt scandal as their front page news today.

Perhaps because AOL has merged with the Huffington Post, the WSJ deemed this Google story to be front page news worthy. The story goes a little like this – Google Executive Emerges as Key Figure in Revolt: “More than a week after his mysterious disappearance in Egypt, Google executive and political activist Wael Ghonim will be released from government detention on Monday, according to his family and a prominent businessman.

“During his disappearance, Mr. Ghonim, a father of two who is in his 30s, emerged as a central symbol of the antigovernment protests, cast as the face of a movement and hero in the cause of democracy. Protest organizers in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square adopted him as a symbolic leader. Suspecting his arrest—but having no proof—they declared in speeches that they wouldn’t leave the square until he was freed. Marchers carried homemade signs emblazoned with his name. At the same time, some local media suggested the political activities of Mr. Ghonim, who is Google’s head of marketing for the Middle East and North Africa, make him a traitor to his nation. 

Billionaire businessman Naguib Sawiris also said on Sunday that Egypt’s vice president told him Mr. Ghonim would be released. “The boy is a hero,” Mr. Sawiris said. “When he is released he will become the living hero of this revolution.”

Mr. Ghonim is counted among a small group of political activists in Egypt whose social-media savvy over the past year helped spark the massive demonstrations threatening Egypt’s ruling regime. “I said one year ago that the Internet will change the political scene in Egypt and some Friends made fun of me :),” Mr. Ghonim wrote on his personal profile for friends after two days of swelling protests in Cairo. The next day, Jan. 28, he disappeared.”

Alright… when Hosni Mubarak has aproximately $30 billion in his bank account, and then another billonaire is speaking on behalf of Google’s ‘Head of Marketing in the Middle East’ – creating a ‘hero of the revolution, that just happens to work for Google’ – you’re left thinking, this is all too good to be true! He’s like a Mark Zuckerberg creation – the Mid-East version, who is not a Google owner though.

Is there anyone who is NOT a billionaire involved in creating this ‘pin up Google boy’ story?! I mean the dude even Facebooks too.

Lol! It’s just a little bit too twee.

Other hot topics touted as must reads are all depicted in the photograph above. Happy reading up!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.7.11~


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