Posted 7 months ago on Oct. 19, 2012, 2:26 p.m. EST by ShubeLMorgan2
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I'm wondering if Maria Dayton http://www.nycga.net/groups/movement-building/forum/topic/egypt-who-is-maria-dayton-answer-employed-by-u-s-government-co-organizer-of-the-ows-egypt-trip/ and her Israeli American friend Kobi Skolnik http://tinyurl.com/9b6qvhh are still on board?
EGYPT: WHO IS MARIA DAYTON? ANSWER: EMPLOYED BY U.S. GOVERNMENT / CO-ORGANIZER OF THE OWS EGYPT
(19 POSTS) Topic tags: Egypt "Maria Dayton" Viewing post 1 to 15 (19 total posts) 1 2 → Monica McLaughlin-52p said 11 months ago: I did a bit of armchair research and discovered that Maria Dayton, who proposed the Egytian trip to OWS, actually works for the U.S. Government. The hope of the U.S. Government is that deligates from OWS will travel to Egypt to lend legitimacy to the fraudulent elections thus proping up a puppet government to replace the one that fell. Maria Dayton has worked with the United Nations regarding election monitoring.
Read the following: 1. 11/21/11 post from Matthew Naim Abdulla and Ruby Amatulla explaining why the Egypt trip needs to go forward (despite OWS controversy and the Egyptians telling OWS not to come). a. “We were involved in co-organizing the proposal for the Egypt delegation, along with Maria Dayton and others on the Egyptian side.”
Did the US Co-opt OWS in Order to Legitimize Egypt’s Flawed Elections? by Jacob Levich:
a. “a New York City “General Assembly” was bamboozled by what may be a State Department and/or NED initiative aimed at granting legitimacy to Egypt’s flawed election process.”
b. OWS in New York City agreed to send a delegation of election monitors to Egypt after a mysterious activist flew in from Washington with a proposal in hand. The New York City OWS swiftly approved the initiative at a November 10 “General Assembly” in Zuccotti Park and allocated $29,000.
c. Maria Dayton, the apparent author of the proposal, boasts of connections to the U.S. State Department, the National Endowment for Democracy, and Freedom House on her LinkedIn profile (since deleted but preserved by Doherty, at http://cld.bangpound.org/2G423i2t2R2f2q1q331K Each of these institutions has a longstanding history of subverting and co-opting popular movements in the interests of U.S. foreign policy. LinkedIn Profile of Maria Dayton dated October 14, 2011: http://cld.bangpound.org/2G423i2t2R2f2q1q331K a. Contract Author for the U.S. Dept of State (led by Hillary Clinton) b. Regional Program Manager of Vital Voices Global Partnership (grew out of the U.S. government’s Vital Voices Democracy Initiative established in 1997 by First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Besides Clinton, honorary chairs include current and former U.S. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and Nancy Kassebaum Baker. Funding has come from a variety of sources, including individual donations, corporate sponsorships such as from ExxonMobil, and the efforts of the Clinton Global Initiative. In 2002 Vital Voices was asked by First Lady Laura Bush to drive the effort to supply school uniforms to the many girls returning to school for the first time following the U.S. led overthrow of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Alec Exposed: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Maria_Dayton
a. Ms. Dayton is a DC based activist who specializes in democracy, civil society, and human rights issues in the Middle East. She has extensive experience developing, implementing, and assessing various development projects with the United Nations and other local organizations in many countries including: Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar, Israel/Palestine, and Rwanda. As a project manager for the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development studies in Cairo she worked closely with the director and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Saad Eddin Ibrahim, in the development of many civil society programs including: the 2005 Election Monitoring project, the Egyptian Democracy Support Network
Global Research article: Occupy Wall Street and “The American Autumn”: Is It a “Colored Revolution”?
a. The “colored revolutions” are US intelligence ops which consist in covertly supporting protest movements with a view to triggering “regime change” under the banner of a pro-democracy movement.
b. “Colored revolutions” are supported by the National Endowment for Democracy, the International Republican Institute and Freedom House, among others. The objective of a “colored revolution” is to foment social unrest and use the protest movement to topple the existing government. The ultimate foreign policy goal is to instate a compliant pro-US government (or “puppet regime”).