Al-Jazeera ~ the Qatari news channel that in the space of 15 years established itself in the Arab world as an innovative news outlet ~ suddenly embarked in a vast intoxication campaign to overthrow the regimes of Libya and Syria through any means. As demonstrated by Thierry Meyssan, this was not a conjunctural shift but one that was planned long in advance by individuals who shrewdly concealed their personal interests to the public. Revelations follow …
either as a forced resignation and a takeover of the channel by the State,as a revenge on the part of the Palestinian Authority following the release of the Palestinian Papers and, finally,as the result of the Wikileaks leak exposing some of the connections between Mr. Khanfar and the United States.
AL-JAZEERA’S ORIGINS: A DESIRE FOR DIALOGUE
THE 2005 REORGANIZATION
The moment had come to leave the excitement and impudence of the early period behind in order to capitalize on an audience now reaching 50 million viewers, and to position itself as a player in the globalized world.
From Morocco to Singapore, JTrack has trained most of the political leaders backed by the United States and Israel, often mere heredity puppets, turning them into respectable media personalities. The important thing is not whether they have something to say, but their aptness to impart the globalized rhetoric.
THE 2011 SHIFT
No distinction was made between the events in Tunisia and Egypt, and those in Libya and Syria.As for the popular movements in Yemen and Bahrain, they did not draw enough viewers!
In Egypt the uprising was harnessed in the interest of a single element of the opposition: the Muslim Brotherhood, embodied by the channel’s star preacher ~ Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi.
WHO’S PULLING THE INFORMATION STRINGS?
Mahmoud Jibril started his university studies in Cairo, where he met and married the daughter of one of Nasser’s ministers. He later continued his studies in the United States, where he assimilated the libertarian views that he tried to inject into al-Gaddafi’s anarchist ideology. But, more importantly, in Libya Mr. Jibril joined the Muslim Brotherhood. It was in this capacity that he placed his coreligionists, Brothers Wadah Kanfhar and Yusuf al-Qaradawi, in Al-Jazeera .
Not surprisingly, it supported the king of Bahrain, a student of Mahmoud Jibril, who had his people gunned down, while Al-Jazeera’s spiritual counselor, Sheikh al-Qaradawi, was calling for a Jihad over the air against al-Gaddafi and el-Assad, falsely accusing them of murdering their own people.
WHAT FUTURE FOR AL-JAZEERA?
 "The war on al-Jazeera", by Dima Tareq Tahboub, The Guardian, 4 October 2003.
 “The Arab press in the firing line”, Voltaire Network, 15 September 2003.
 See our dossier on Sami al-Hajj
 For example: "Al-Jazeera staged huge rally in Moscow against Bashar al-Assad”, Voltaire Network, 4 May 2011.