From our perspective, Google seems so…”American.” When we hear on the news that a Google executive manipulated the thronging masses in Egypt yearning to breath free, we associate that with good-hearted American computer prowess and motives.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Wael Ghonim, the Google Executive in question, has NOTHING to do with US interests, at least not the interests of most Americans.
He is not merely head of Google marketing for the Middle East and North Africa. He is an Egyptian, he is a Muslim, and he is pals with Mohamed ElBaradei, the key opposition leader promoting the Muslim brotherhood.
One of Ghonim’s pet projects was running ElBaradei’s Facebook fan page and heading up his public relations campaign in Egypt.
So, in fact, Ghonim has manipulated and is manipulating the thronging masses to join with ElBaradei and the Muslim Brotherhood to invoke what the media calls “radical Islam”, but which is, in fact, just plain ol’ deceptive, supremacist, violent, intolerant Orthodox Islam from the dark ages. Way to go, Google Executive.
I have to side with Vladimir Putin's Deputy with his concern about Google executives whose leash is way too long. There is a point where irresponsible corporate meddling in the affairs of men will backfire and cause the “folks” to demand stricter controls on the freest form of communication since the telephone. Talk about crapping in your own nest!
It will be interesting to see if the Obama administration sanctioned or promoted Google’s or Ghonim’s meddling.