I saw a report on RT by Webster Tarpley talking about Egypt, but in which he mentioned that Iraq's government is not favourable to US interests. They fought the war to get the oil, he says, which Saddam wouldn't sign away voluntarily, and when they couldn't find a way to assassinate him as he had so many doubles. Since the war, they tried to set up a democracy which they feel they can rig (as they do across the world) by selecting party leaders and controlling the media, but, according to Tarpley, in Iraq, the wrong party and leader have won power. So the Iraq War was fought for nothing. In addition to that Iran has stepped up without Saddam in place to keep them down. Overall, not a great success politically.
Belgium also looks like a big problem. The Walloons don't want to deal with the Flemish, and vice versa. Why don't they separate? Brussels is Walloon, and that would put both the EU's capitals in the French sphere. It seems that manipulating democracies to get the result you want, is not quite as easy as it used to be.
Likewise in Egypt, Washington based Freedom House trained the activists to use the net to build a rebellion against Mubarak, as he wasn't giving enough pay-off to his OWG backers - at the UN, and in dealings over Iran. But Wikileaks let it be known three years ago that Mubarak was due for the chop. He's had all that time to prepare his defences against media assassination, as is now being attempted, and, in Egypt, he's got the internet and TV reporting switched off. The Americans/OWG could be left with a wounded bird which they can't shift (lots of hedging of bets in recent announcements), or another military replacement who is no different to Mubarak. Their political interventions are not going that well, it seems. Nor are their military ones.
The EU's troubles are not merely financial. The power of the OWG is not quite what it was ten years ago, when they could pull off stunts like 911 and everyone believed it was done by an old man who controlled a secret network of clothheads. A majority in the USA now realise that most terror is either false flag, or could have been prevented by the security services. In the UK, though, people simply can't believe that nice young Tony Blair would have permitted 7/7 and the killing and maiming of large numbers of his own countrymen just to save his political skin.
While the OWG has many troubles, its use of propaganda through media control is still worryingly effective.