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There are Many reasons why Israel could have bombed Syria last week, and none of them are acceptable. Please listen below.
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There are Many reasons why Israel could have bombed Syria last week, and none of them are acceptable. Please listen below.
A newly released report by the United States Army Special Operations Command details issues and analysis concerning the legal status of persons in resistance. This document refers broadly to resistance and those involved in it, meaning those individuals comprising the resistance element, US personnel supporting or countering the resistance, and the standing government. In alignment with this focus, the document explores the status of personnel particularly in foreign internal defense (FID), counterinsurgency (COIN), and unconventional warfare (UW) operations. When originally conceived, this manuscript was to be an updated volume of the 1961 American University Special Operations Research Office (SORO) study, The Legal Status of Participants in Unconventional Warfare. The National Security Analysis Department (NSAD) of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) was asked by the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), G-3X Special Programs Division, to review and analyze the historical use of international law, the law of land warfare, and applicable international conventions and update the SORO study accordingly and also include unique legal considerations regarding the status of irregular forces. Because many aspects of both law and policy have changed since the 1961 publication, particularly within the context of US involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, USASOC requested that this manuscript be a new document to account for these changes, highlight key legal questions, and position these questions within the context of hypothetical scenarios and historical examples.
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Mary Carmel | 12.25.2016
As we march toward the New Year, it is most important that we understand how we have been kept on a constant diet of war since the end of WWII. I will be addressing the role that the US has played for the globalists since we asserted our independence at a later date, but this video is pertinent information for those that do not understand the history of the blatant, illegal wars that have been raging across the globe, and how Western governments have manipulated the public into accepting this as a neccesary evil, in the name is Democracy.
The creation of the US Military Industrial Complex was no accident, and the destruction it continues to leave in it’s path must end. This is not about the American people, it is about Washington DC, a “front” for the global elite war machine. In fact they have now waged war upon Americans as well as Europeans et al … In these turbulent times we must address the perpetrators correctly . It is NOT the US people, nor is it the Europeans, nor citizens of NATO countries, as no one has condoned these wars. To the contrary we have protested against them vehemently. In the end, it is the three cities that control all wars past and present… London, Vatican City, and Washington DC.
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Committees Of Safety Notification And Call To Action!
The current atmosphere across the US, due to many factors such as pending financial collapse, weather emergencies, attacks on our borders, and civil unrest due to riots, and the presence of UN troops, have led us across the country to build Committees of Safety, as our forefathers had done prior to 1776. They did this to ensure the safety of the people in each community, and keep them organized as well as informed.
Please see http://nationallibertyalliance.org/COS, and committee.org to see the call to action by John Hancock on front page. Robert is a National Coordinator for NLA, and in charge of Committees of Safety.
Also feel free to join in on Monday night national weekly call at: http://nationallibertyalliance.org – weekly call tab located on top right of page.
Visit committee.org , for Robert set up the separate site for direct interaction and to answer any questions you may have on a one to one basis .
*We are calling for leaders in each county across the nation to form committees consisting of a county leader, and 4 volunteers as follows:
Correspondent for Communication
*This can be built in each town as well, to address local priorities.
You have a voice! Use it! If your local elected officials are not representing your needs, the COS is the way to address them and or replace them if needed, through your vote as a community.
People across the country, at the state, county, and even town level, should be volunteering to meet and discuss their needs on a local level, to prepare for any upcoming events that we may encounter. This is to ensure that we have a sense of law and order as well as cooperation among communities that might be needed in the interim of reliable government leadership.
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Clean drinking water
Hamm radio communications
Open dialogue with local Sheriff
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I have a very uneasy feeling that the US President is about to set off a chain of events that will literally blow up the Middle East. Earlier I’ve detailed the very careful steps, seductions and actions of key players of the Obama Administration, from the President himself to Secretary of State John Kerry to CIA director, John Owen Brennan, to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, General Joseph “Fightin’ Joe” Francis Dunford, Jr., Washington dirty tricks specialist and now UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey D. Feltman, and numerous others not in the spotlight. Their reactions to the provocative actions of Turkish Sultan-in-waiting, now mere Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as well as to Saudi Arabian King-in-waiting, Defense Minister Prince Mohammed Salman, in the months since the surprise Russian entry into the Syria war on the side of legitimately-elected President Bashar al-Assad, are clearly not result of a bumbling Washington policy disorder. Washington has set a huge, deadly trap for the delusional Saudi monarchy’s Prince Salman and his bosom buddy, Erdoğan. Now it looks like they are about to spring their trap.
First it’s useful to look a bit more closely into the UN-sponsored Geneva III “peace talks” which began the first week of February. The talks, despite Russian and Syrian efforts, have been a farce from the onset. The key UN point-person guiding the Geneva sabotage agenda is UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey D. Feltman.
Feltman is a US State Department dirty tricks specialist who was Ambassador to Lebanon at the time of the 2005 Harari assassination. Before that Feltman served in Iraq in the aftermath of the US military invasion. Even earlier, he was posted to Yugoslavia, in the early 1980’s to play a role in Washington’s dismemberment of that country. His résumé suggests that he is a Washington specialist in their very-loved and very-often-practiced art of national dismemberment. Destruction of the Bashar al Assad regime is his current obsession. Not exactly a neutral peace mediator.
Indeed, in 2008, Feltman authored a secret plan with former Saudi Ambassador to Washington, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, nicknamed “Bandar Bush” by George W. Bush for his intimate ties to the Bush family. That Feltman-Bandar Plan was revealed in internal documents hacked in 2011 from the thousands of files of STRATFOR, the murky US “strategic intelligence” consultancy to the Department of Defense and military industry.
That Feltman Plan, financed by a reported $2 billion from Bandar’s Saudi piggy bank, describes in detail what has ensued since Washington, under then-Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton, launched war in Syria in March 2011, after destroying Qaddafi’s Libya. The Feltman-Bandar plan “strategically” depended on the exploitation of peoples’ legitimate desire for freedom, dignity and getting rid of corruption by turning these wishes into a revolt against Assad.
The Feltman-Bandar plan called for dividing Syria into different ethnic groups–Alawite, Sunni, Shi’ite, Kurd, Christian, and dividing the country into three areas: big cities, small cities and villages. Then the USA and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and selected allies would begin covert training and recruiting of five levels or networks of actors, controlled by the CIA and Saudi intelligence, which Bandar later headed, to execute the destruction or national dismemberment of Syria. The plan outlined the five networks they would manipulate:
1- The “Fuel”: educated and unemployed youths who are to be linked in a decentralized way.
2- The “Thugs”: outlaws and criminals from remote areas, preferably non-Syrians.
3- The “Ethnic-Sectarians”: young people with limited education representing ethnic communities that support or oppose the president. They must be under the age of 22.
4- The “Media”: some leaders of civil society institutions which have European funding not American, to conceal US role.
5- The “Capital”: traders, company owners, banks and commercial centers in Damascus, Aleppo and Homs only.
The aim of that 2008 Feltman-Bandar “plan” according to knowledgeable sources was to bring Syria back to the “stone age.” It called for each sect the Saudis and CIA recruited “to commit horrible bloody massacres against violators. These crimes must be filmed and posted to the media as soon aspossible.” If we view the countless photos of Syrian cities, villages and towns today, that is pretty much what has been accomplished in now almost five years of war.
And now, as UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman cannot be expected, like the proverbial leopard, to have changed his spots. In fact the UN Under-Secretary-General at the Geneva III talks can be expected to skillfuly sabotage any positive outcome in terms of an enduring ceasefire in Syria that might prepare the way for peaceful national elections free of Saudi or Turkish or Qatari malfeasance.
Blaming the Russians and Assad
In Geneva, the Saudi-backed “opposition”, the pompous-sounding High Negotiations Committee (HNC), whose members were hand-picked by the Saudi monarchy as Sunni tribal Saudi loyalists, referred to in the media as “the most important opposition alliance,” has done nothing but disrupt, insisting that no Geneva talks can go forward unless the UN end the “crimes” of the Syrian government as a condition for their participation.
Finally, on February 2, the hand-picked Saudi HNC delegation to Geneva pulled out of the talks, de facto collapsing the entire effort. Their justification was a lie. They claimed as reason for walking out the continued Russian support bombing in Syria to liberate Aleppo and other terrorist-beseiged towns, blaming Russia and Assad for violation of “international law.” They didn’t specify which law they had in mind.
Specifically, High Negotiations Committee spokesperson,Farah al-Atassi, charged, quite falsely, that an ongoing Syrian-Russian offensive against DAESH or IS and the terrorist Al Qaeda Syria group called Al Nusra Front was the group’s reason for declining the meeting: “Our objective is to ensure the immediate implementation if paragraphs 12 and 13 of UN Security Council resolution 2254 before the start of any negotiation. It’s clear from the current situation that the regime and its allies — in particular Russia — are determined to reject the UN’s efforts to implement international law.”
Paragraph 12 of that December 2015 UN Security Council Resolution is excerpted here: “12. Calls on the parties to immediately allow humanitarian agencies rapid, safe and unhindered access throughout Syria by most direct routes, allow immediate, humanitarian assistance to reach all people in need, in particular in all besieged and hard-to-reachareas…” That humanitarian relief effort with emergency food and medical airdrops by the Syrian Air Force has been constantly sabotaged by precisely DAESH and Al Nusra and other Saudi-tied terror groups.
Moreover, Paragraph 13 does not say anything about a full ceasefire BEFORE Geneva talks can even begin. Paragraph 13 is excerpted here: “13. Demands that all parties immediately cease any attacks against civilians and civilian objects as such, including attacks against medical facilities and personnel, and any indiscriminate use of weapons, including through shelling and aerial bombardment,welcomes the commitment by the ISSG to press the parties in this regard, andfurther demands that all parties immediately comply with their obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law and international human rights law asapplicable.”
Now, with perfect orchestration by Washington, their UN man, Feltman, Prince Salman and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, the fuse is about to be lit on what is shaping up to be one of the most dramatic instances of “national dismemberment” since 1939.
Only, while the only-too-clever Prince Salman and Erdogan are convinced, by all the soft, subtle encouragement from John Kerry, from Joe Biden and those in Washington that they have a green light to invade and take over the rich oil and gas fields of Syria and of Turkey’s next-door neighbor Iraq and its huge Mosul oil riches, in fact they are about to fall into a horrendous trap.
That trap will likely see the map of the entire Middle East redrawn fundamentally for the first time since the secret British-French (and Russian until the Bolshevik seizure of power in 1917) Sykes-Picot Plan. As in 1916, it will not be Riyadh or Ankara’s cartographers and geographers drawing the new boundaries. It will by Anglo-American ones, at least that is the game plan. It seems we Americans these days can only organize wars. We used to make quality cars, steel, machine tools to build our industry.
F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.
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***By Ordo ab Chao
It was Frank Zappa who said that “Government is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex”. But he didn’t just mean the elected politicians. He meant the whole shadowy apparatus that governs our thinking and which is building to a screaming pitch in 2012 to support the “beyond black” alien agenda at the heart of Western governments.
The seeds of the present conflagration of misinformation and disinformation on the military-owned internet were sown at the beginning of the 20th century by a cabal of occultists, intelligence agents, psychologists, space agency operatives and the CIA.
And a new movie, due out in the autumn and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Joaquin Phoenix, will raise further questions about those relationships … although it probably won’t answer them.
The Master Therion
According to the PR blurb, it’s “ …a 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as ‘the Master’ whose faith-based organisation begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man.”
The charismatic intellectual character is thought to be a thinly disguised Jack Parsons, the rocket man who had a crater on the moon named after him; and the young drifter? None other than L Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Scientology movement.
The influence of Scientologists in Hollywood will ensure, no doubt, that any awkwardness is glossed over. Already one of the film’s producers, JoAnne Sellar, is poo-pooing any connection to Hubbard or Scientology.
“It’s a World War II drama. It’s about a drifter after World War II,” she insists.
And it almost certainly won’t name The Master Therion who was the main influence on Parsons, even though the movie is scheduled for release on the day named after him: Crowleymass or October 12th, the day in 1875 on which Aleister Crowley was born.
So how does Aleister Crowley fit into this Sixties scene?
There are those that point to the incredibly wide range of exploits and experiences in Crowley’s life as proof that he was some kind of a demi-god. Others see a depraved debauch and a drug addict who gloried in the basest kind of black magic and pornography. Yet this son of a roaming preacher man also appeared to have a blank cheque book to fund him to “Do as thou wilt (shall be the whole of the law” ~ Crowley’s dictum.) This enabled him to travel the world ~ to Arab countries, India and China in particular ~ and to immerse himself in the study of Eastern religion and yoga.
An occultist living in Scotland on the shores of Loch Ness as Crowley did ~ in some splendour it might be added ~ he would not have been able to carry out his workings freely without tipping his hat, at least, to the Scottish Rite laddies across the glen.
He does claim, in his autobiography, to have been a 33 degrees member of 3° of the Scottish Rite in Mexico from Don Jesus Medina.
“Don Jesus Medina, a descendant of the great duke of Armada fame, and one of the highest chiefs of Scottish Rite free-masonry. My cabbalistic knowledge being already profound by current standards, he thought me worthy of the highest initiation in his power to confer; special powers were obtained in view of my limited sojourn, and I was pushed rapidly through and admitted to the thirty-third and last degree before I left the country.” The Confessions of Aleister Crowley pp. 202–203.
It may be ancedotal, but the story goes that Crowley had his own desk at the War Office during World War 2 and was a reputed double agent. It’s also thought that Crowley taught Churchill to use the two-fingered ‘victory’ salute because it was an ancient Egyptian occult symbol and had powerful, subconscious resonance. You might even say that he could be a good deal responsible for how we view Winston Churchill today. Somebody certainly put the glamour around a war leader who during the previous world war, had made some cataclysmic and fatal decisions leading to high British body counts.
He was a great friend of many high ranking Nazis, through the German Thule occult lodges, such as Erich Ludendorff, who believed that “peace was merely an interval between wars.” He was also an influence in the life of JFC Fuller, the miltary theoriest who inspired the Nazis.
I think there’s a good case to be made that Crowley resurrected the spectre of the Illuminati from its early grave. A present day enchanter of the masses, Benjamin Fulford, recently introduced us to Alexander Romanov of the “new Illuminati”, the “nice Illuminati” he hastened to add, probably already knowing that there is no ‘horrible Illuminati’ other than the one we’ve been brainwashed about in purely fictional novels from the likes of Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson and Dan Brown along with various anonymous so-called whistleblowers, who took their cue from Crowley.
The original Bavarian brotherhood of the Illuminati, founded in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, had been in existence for only a decade before it was banned. More than a century later, Crowley helped to mythologise it back into existence, in people’s heads anyway. He referred to himself as the Beast, the Epopt of the Illuminati and to his work as ‘scientific illuminism’.
Crowley had links, through his lodges, to science fiction writers, intellectuals, psychologists, space program operatives and charismatics all in the employ of the CIA, like L Ron Hubbard (who went on to found the New Age cult, Scientology), Jack Parsons (more about whom later on), Timothy Leary, Charles Manson, and the Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver.
It seems as if Crowley practically invented the New Age movement, which can be characterised by its birth in the Sixties through the use of psychedelics, and has gone on to embrace channelling, UFOs, witchcraft and paganism, all instigated by Crowley and his cronies.
Paul Weston says in his brilliant and much recommended “Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus”:
“Crowley was the first person of any note in the West to systematically experiment with a full range of consciousness expanding drugs, i.e. cannabis, mescaline, ether, cocaine and heroin. For better or for worse, the psychedelic revolution of the Sixties was inspired by him more than anyone else….
“A case can be made for Crowley’s influence in the mid 20thcentury rebirth of witchcraft that has proved to be a crucial aspect of the ever expanding general pagan revival.
“One of the most distinct oddities of the years since the Second World War has been the UFO phenomenon and the culture that has arisen around it. Here again, remarkably enough, his presence can be discerned.
“His influence can be seen in the life of the military theorist who inspired the Nazis [Fuller], a rocket scientist who had a moon crater named after him [Parsons], the founder of the most controversial and powerful recent new religion [L Ron Hubbard] and the psychedelic psychologist who turned on the Sixties flower children. [Leary].”
The relationship between Jack Parsons, L Ron Hubbard and Aleister Crowley was crucial in ensnaring government scientists and the military into black magic rites, and one in particular called the Babalon Working. The British newspaper, The Times, got hold of this story and after some arm twisting, managed to persuade L Ron Hubbard to write up a first person account of what happened. It seems that L Ron insisted on putting himself in a good light.
The long and short of it was that Crowley got access to US government, space programme and military scientists through Jack Parsons, “America’s no 1 solid fuel expert”, who set up a US branch of Crowley’s occult order called Ordo Templi Orientis, and L Ron claimed only to be there to break it up. Possibly…but L Ron does seem to have been present a lot when all sorts of ‘bad stuff was going down’ all around the CIA.
L Ron Hubbard
The huge rambling old house Parsons used for their rites, at 100 Orange Grove Avenue, Pasadena, housed nuclear physicists working at Cal Tech. This included 64 scientists who, after the cult was broken up, were deemed to be no longer fit for service and were dismissed.
L Ron Hubbard went on to invent Dianetics, a mind control technique key to Scientology practices, to which Charlie Manson confessed to be a follower in police interviews after he and his cult killed Sharon Tate and the LaBiancas. There is a huge list of Hollywood celebrities today that are Scientologists.
Fletcher Prouty is a former military man and author of books about connections between the CIA and conspiracies like the assassination of JFK (he’s played by Donald Sutherland as X in the Oliver Stone movie). He was generally quite positive about L Ron Hubbard and defended him from most of the flack which, L Ron claims, has been unfairly directed at him by ‘a global cabal of big pharma psychiatrists’. He writes:
“Almost all of Hubbard’s military record is replete with markings that signify deep intelligence service at the highest levels. Many of his records, copies of official records, revealed that even the originals had been fabricated in the manner peculiar to the intelligence community in a process that we call “Sheep Dip”. I myself have supervised a lot of that function in the offices I managed during 1955-1964.”
However, even Prouty admits that L Ron was very familiar with the dark mind control direction that the newly formed Nazi-infiltrated CIA was taking that would lead to MKULTRA and that a lot of the source material they would abuse is there in the background of his own research.
Bread and circuses
It’s not so much that they influenced this age through occult or magic as I don’t believe these guys were, or are, capable of it. They have no spirits to work with them and their lodges aren’t ‘contacted’, which is what that means. They are stuck with merely empty rituals, and so that is what they got good at. It is now more their theatre and enchantment that has mesmerised us into submission after they were given the world stage to put on their dramatic productions on behalf of the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex. Bread and circuses. It works every time.
It was the Roman satirist Juvenal around 100 AD who invented the term ‘bread and circuses’.
“… Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses.”
Juvenal is referring to the practice of providing free wheat to Roman citizens as well as costly gladiatorial circus games and other forms of entertainment as a means of gaining political power. This is shown in metaphor in the movie Gladiator, where the crowds in the Colloseum are showered with loaves of bread.
Nowadays, the circuses have been replaced by junk tv programming like Big Brother and Dancing With the Stars, and Hollywood movies about invasions from space and vampires. It also applies to the seemingly endless torrent of YouTube videos on the military-owned internet, and so-called channelled information purporting to be from the Pleiadians and the Sirians telling people who are barely literate, let alone competent to think for themselves, what to believe.
So the New Age movement was planned by Crowley and his cronies four decades, at least, before it flowered in San Francisco. Even when the Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds of the Sixties gave way to the misery of the Sweet Jane smack and coke of the Seventies, it was being dealt to the children of Woodstock by the CIA.
In 1904, Crowley purportedly channelled a load of material from his Holy Guardian Angel, Aiwas, which ended up as his The Book of the Law. Crowley fans point to this work as confirmation of their hero’s skills in prophecy.
The three chapters of The Book of the Law appear to predict the Nazi era, the psychedelic Sixties, and the growing fascination and return to pagan practises, goddess cults and ancient Egyptian Hermeticism. However, it’s not much of a prophecy if what you’re purporting to channel you were actually instrumental, later on, in creating. That would be like me prophesying that my family will have Big Macs for supper and then going to MacDonalds to buy them.
So…what a long weird trip it’s been…being a love child of Crowley’s Aeon.
No wonder the Beatles included Crowley on that album cover, as one of the most influential movers and shakers of the 20thcentury. I would also call him the orchestrator, the stage manager and the director of the show.
It’s Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
We hope you have enjoyed the show.
I think I can hear the sound of one hand clapping.
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The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 gave birth to a dangerous American ideology called neoconservativism. The Soviet Union had served as a constraint on US unilateral action. With the removal of this constraint on Washington, neoconservatives declared their agenda of US world hegemony. America was now the “sole superpower,” the “unipower,” that could act without restraint anywhere in the world.
The Washington Post neoconservative journalist Charles Krauthammer summed up the “new reality” as follows:
“We have overwheming global power. We are history’s designated custodians of the international system. When the Soviet Union fell, something new was born, something utterly new–a unipolar world dominated by a single superpower unchecked by any rival and with decisive reach in every corner of the globe. This is a stagering new development in history, not seen since the fall of Rome. Even Rome was no model for what America is today.”
The staggering unipolar power that history has given to Washington has to be protected at all costs. In 1992 top Pentagon official Undersecretary Paul Wolfowitz penned the Wolfowitz Doctrine, which became the basis for Washington’s foreign policy.
The Wolfowitz Doctrine states that the “first objective” of American foreign and military policy is “to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat [to US unilateral action] on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power.” (A “hostile power” is a country sufficiently strong to have a foreign policy independent from Washington’s.)
The unilateral assertion of American power begin in ernest during the Clinton regime with the interventions in Yugoslavia, Serbia, Kosovo, and the no-fly zone imposed on Iraq. In 1997 the neoconservatives penned their “Project for a New American Century.” In 1998, three years prior to 9/11, the neoconservatives sent a letter to President Clinton calling for regime change in Iraq and “the removal of Saddam Hussein from power.” Neoconservatives set out their program for removing seven governments in five years. http://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166
The events of September 11, 2001, are regarded by informed people as “the new Pearl harbor” that the neoconservatives said was necessary in order to begin their wars of conquest in the Middle East. Paul O’Neil, President George W. Bush’s first Treasury Secretary, has stated pubicly that the agenda of President Bush’s first meeting with his cabinet was the invasion of Iraq. This invasion was planned prior to 9/11. Since 9/11 Washington has destroyed in whole or part eight countries and now confronts Russia both in Syria and Ukraine.
Russia cannot allow a jihadist Caliphate to be established in an area comprising Syria/Iraq, because it would be a base for exporting destabilization into Muslim parts of the Russian Federation. Henry Kissinger himself has stated this fact, and it is clear enough to any person with a brain. However, the power-crazed fanatical neoconservatives, who have controlled the Clinton, Bush, and Obama regimes, are so absorbed in their own hubris and arrogance that they are prepared to push Russia to the point of having their Turkish puppet shoot down a Russian airplane and to overthrow the democratically-elected government in Ukraine that was on good terms with Russia, substituting in its place an American puppet government.
With this background, we can understand that the dangerous situation facing the world is the product of the neoconservative’s arrogant policy of US world hegemony. The failures of judgment and the dangers in the Syrian and Ukrainian conflicts are themselves the consequences of the neoconservative ideology.
To perpetuate American hegemony, the neoconservatives threw away the guarantees that Washington gave Gorbachev that NATO would not move one inch to the East. The neoconservatives pulled the US out of the ABM Treaty, which specified that neither the US nor Russia would develop and deploy anti-ballistic missiles. The neoconservatives re-wrote US war doctrine and elevated nuclear weapons from their role as a retaliatory force to a pre-emptive first strike force. The neoconservatives began putting ABM bases on Russia’s borders, claiming that the bases were for the purpose of protecting Europe from non-existent Iranian nuclear ICBMs.
Russia and Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, have been demonized by neoconservatives and their puppets in the US government and media. For example, Hillary Clinton, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, declared Putin to be “the new Hitler.” A former CIA official called for Putin’s assassination. Presidential candidates in both parties are competing in terms of who can be the most aggressive toward Russia and the most insulting toward Russia’s president.
The effect has been to destroy the trust between nuclear powers. The Russian government has learned that Washington does not respect Washington’s own laws, much less international law, and that Washington cannot be trusted to keep any agreement. This lack of trust, together with the aggression toward Russia spewing from Washington and the presstitute media and echoing in the idiotic European capitals, has established the ground for nuclear war. As NATO (essentially the US) has no prospect of defeating Russia in conventional war, much less defeating an alliance of Russia and China, war will be nuclear.
To avoid war, Putin is non-provocative and low-key in his responses to Western provocations. Putin’s responsible behavior, however, is misinterpreted by neoconervatives as a sign of weakness and fear. The neoconservatives tell President Obama to keep the pressure on Russia, and Russia will give in. However, Putin has made it clear that Russia will not give in. Putin has sent this message on many occasions. For example, on September 28, 2015, at the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, Putin said that Russia can no longer tolerate the state of affairs in the world. Two days later Putin took command of the war against ISIS in Syria.
The European governments, especially Germany and the UK, are complicit in the move toward nuclear war. These two American vassal states enable Washington’s reckless aggression toward Russia by repeating Washington’s propaganda and supporting Washington’s sanctions and interventions against other countries. As long as Europe remains nothing but an extension of Washington, the prospect of Armegeddon will continue to rise.
At this point in time, nuclear war can only be avoided in two ways. One way is for Russia and China to surrender and accept Washington’s hegemony. The other way is for an independent leader in Germany, the UK, or France to rise to office and withdraw from NATO. That would begin a stampede to leave NATO, which is Washington’s prime tool for causing conflict with Russia and, thereby, is the most dangerous force on earth to every European country and to the entire world. If NATO continues to exist, NATO together with the neoconservative ideology of American hegemony will make nuclear war inevitable.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books areThe Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West, How America Was Lost, and The Neoconservative Threat to World Order.
Although this is a positive development for Syria, US hardliners and their Middle Eastern allies, who tried to push through a “regime change” scenario in Syria, are not happy about it.
“Obama finally ceded to the more democratically defensible position that the Syrian people should pick their own leaders. After all, if Obama is right about how much the Syrian people hate Assad, elections would empower them to implement their own ‘regime change’ through the ballot box,” the analyst observed. “But that uncertain outcome is not what the [neocons] want. They want a predetermined result – Assad’s ouster – regardless of the Syrian people’s wishes.”
Parry’s opinion piece came in response to a Washington Post editorial, chastising the Obama administration for what they see as an about-face following four years of a (failed) “Assad-must-go” strategy.
“The more immediate issue is the Post’s fury over the prospect that the Syrian people would be allowed to vote on Assad’s future rather than have it dictated by neocon think tanks, Islamic jihadist rebels and their Turkish-Saudi-Qatari-Israeli-CIA backers,” the journalist noted.For the Washington Post, democratic elections in Syria are “a likely recipe for an impasse.” The United Nations Security Council does not see it this way.
On Friday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution designed to create a roadmap towards peace in the war-torn country. The agreement sets a timeframe for a ceasefire followed by the UN supervised “free and fair” elections in Syria.
The document does not say whether Assad can or cannot take part in the election, but Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other Sunni states will make every effort to prevent him from running.
Assad “is an Alawite, an offshoot of Shia Islam. Further condemning Assad in their eyes, he seeks to maintain a secular government that protects Christians, Alawites, Shiites and other minorities,” Parry explained.
Middle Eastern powers, who want to see Assad gone, share this sentiment with Israel and Official Washington’s alliance of neoconservatives and liberal interventionists, as the journalist describes them.The latter “have made Assad’s ouster a cause célèbre despite the disastrous experiences overthrowing other secular regimes in Iraq and Libya,” Parry observed.
In the past, the US president, according to the investigative journalist, “has been highly sensitive” to what this group thinks. But recent developments suggest that Obama might have opted for pragmatism instead of “neocon/liberal-hawk ideological desires.”
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One lesson from military history is that once mobilization for war begins, it takes on a momentum of its own and is uncontrollable.
This might be what is occuring unrecognized before our eyes.
In his September 28 speech at the 70th Anniversity of the United Nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia can no longer tolerate the state of affairs in the world. Two days later at the invitation of the Syrian government Russia began war against ISIS.
Russia was quickly successful in destroying ISIS arms depots and helping the Syrian army to roll back ISIS gains. Russia also destroyed thousands of oil tankers, the contents of which were financing ISIS by transporting stolen Syrian oil to Turkey where it is sold to the family of the current gangster who rules Turkey.
Washington was caught off guard by Russia’s decisiveness. Fearful that the quick success of such decisive action by Russia would discourage Washington’s NATO vassals from continuing to support Washington’s war against Assad and Washington’s use of its puppet government in Kiev to pressure Russia, Washington arranged for Turkey to shoot down a Russian fighter-bomber despite the agreement between Russia and NATO that there would be no air-to-air encounters in Russia’s area of air operation in Syria.
Although denying all responsibility, Washington used Russia’s low key response to the attack, for which Turkey did not apologize, to reassure Europe that Russia is a paper tiger. The Western presstitutes trumpeted: “Russia A Paper Tiger.” http://www.wsj.com/articles/turkey-shoots-down-a-paper-tiger-1448406008
The Russian government’s low key response to the provocation was used by Washington to reassure Europe that there is no risk in continuing to pressure Russia in the Middle East, Ukraine, Georgia, Montenegro, and elsewhere. Washington’s attack on Assad’s military is being used to reinforce the belief that is being inculcated in European governments that Russia’s responsible behavior to avoid war is a sign of fear and weakness.
It is unclear to what extent the Russian and Chinese governments understand that their independent policies, reaffirmed by the Russian and Chinese presidents On September 28, are regarded by Washington as “existential threats” to US hegemony.
The basis of US foreign policy is the commitment to prevent the rise of powers capable of constraining Washington’s unilateral action. The ability of Russia and China to do this makes them both a target.
Washington is not opposed to terrorism. Washington has been purposely creating terrorism for many years. Terrorism is a weapon that Washington intends to use to destabilize Russia and China by exporting it to the Muslim populations in Russia and China.
Washington is using Syria, as it used Ukraine, to demonstrate Russia’s impotence to Europe— and to China, as an impotent Russia is less attractive to China as an ally.
For Russia, responsible response to provocation has become a liability, because it encourages more provocation.
In other words, Washington and the gullibility of its European vassals have put humanity in a very dangerous situation, as the only choices left to Russia and China are to accept American vassalage or to prepare for war.
Putin must be respected for putting more value on human life than do Washington and its European vassals and avoiding military responses to provocations. However, Russia must do something to make the NATO countries aware that there are serious costs of their accommodation of Washington’s aggression against Russia. For example, the Russian government could decide that it makes no sense to sell energy to European countries that are in a de facto state of war against Russia. With winter upon us, the Russian government could announce that Russia does not sell energy to NATO member countries. Russia would lose the money, but that is cheaper than losing one’s sovereignty or a war.
To end the conflict in Ukraine, or to escalate it to a level beyond Europe’s willingness to participate, Russia could accept the requests of the breakaway provinces to be reunited with Russia. For Kiev to continue the conflict, Ukraine would have to attack Russia herself.
The Russian government has relied on responsible, non-provocative responses. Russia has taken the diplomatic approach, relying on European governments coming to their senses, realizing that their national interests diverge from Washington’s, and ceasing to enable Washington’s hegemonic policy. Russia’s policy has failed. To repeat, Russia’s low key, responsible responses have been used by Washington to paint Russia as a paper tiger that no one needs to fear.
We are left with the paradox that Russia’s determination to avoid war is leading directly to war.
Whether or not the Russian media, Russian people, and the entirety of the Russian government understand this, it must be obvious to the Russian military. All that Russian military leaders need to do is to look at the composition of the forces sent by NATO to “combat ISIS.” As George Abert notes, the American, French, and British aircraft that have been deployed are jet fighters whose purpose is air-to-air combat, not ground attack. The jet fighters are not deployed to attack ISIS on the ground, but to threaten the Russian fighter-bombers that are attacking ISIS ground targets.
There is no doubt that Washington is driving the world toward Armageddon, and Europe is the enabler. Washington’s bought-and-paid-for-puppets in Germany, France, and UK are either stupid, unconcerned, or powerless to escape from Washington’s grip. Unless Russia can wake up Europe, war is inevitable.
Have the totally evil, dumbshit neocon warmongers who control the US government taught Putin that war is inevitable?