by Ion Mihai Pacepa
We all want to see democracy succeed in Egypt, but there is good reason to believe that the current political crisis in that country is geared toward breaking Egypt's close ties with the United Sates, not toward installing democracy there. From my vantage point, I see this crisis as an updated version of the Kremlin's highly secret Cold War effort to turn the Islamic world into an enemy of the United States. In my other life as a top figure in the KGB intelligence community, I was involved in that effort, as I have described elsewhere ("Russian Footprints," National Review Online, August 24, 2006).
 Kimberly Dozier, "US intelligence on Arab unrest draws criticism," The Washington Times, February 4, 2011.
 A complete list of "Coalition Co-signers" can be found on the Internet (internationalanswer.org/endorsers.html).
 Christopher Andrew and Oleg Gordievsky, KGB: The Inside Story (New York: Harper Collins, 1990), p. 545.
 By 1969, Nasser's Egypt accounted for 43% of all Soviet aid to the third world.
 John Kerry, "Allying Ourself With the Next Egypt," The New York Times, January 31, 2011.
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