In an article published on Press TV website on Thursday, co-founder of the Global Justice Movement, Rodney Shakespeare, said Egyptians are well aware that their overthrow of the Western-backed dictator Hosni Mubarak did not result in a genuine revolution as it failed to end Western and Zionist control, which continued under Mohamed Morsi in a different form.
He further warned Egypt against the sectarian plots by Israel, the US, and their regional allies in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Shakespeare also cautioned that Egyptians’ failure in moving forward in a democratic course will put them under permanent control of "Western finance capitalism."
The expert called on the Egyptian nation to build a democratic future for their country and limit the role of the military so that their 2011 revolution that toppled Mubarak would not go to waste.
Shakespeare questioned the army’s motives in overthrowing Morsi and warned against the “illusion that the Egyptian Army has suddenly become a genuine force for democracy and anti-Zionism,” stressing that the Egyptian armed forces receive a large sum of money from the United States and remain in control of about one quarter of the country’s economy.
He further called on Egypt to establish new economic and political alliances with the Non-aligned Movement nations instead of the US and its allies, fully open the Rafah border crossing into the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, and clearly reject support for the foreign-backed militants and Takfiri extremists in Syria.
The economics professor also insisted that Egypt must make a landmark decision and establish a genuinely independent national bank in an open rejection of the International Monetary Fund, which he said was to blame for putting Egypt into permanent debt and pushing the country deeper into poverty.
Shakespeare finally called on Egyptian politicians to avoid narrow party politics that is concerned with the economic interests of only one section of the society.
"It [Egypt] must proclaim that everybody’s economic interest, although it may take time, will be promoted,” he said