comparing U.S. woes to those of the former U.S.S.R.
The former Soviet Union didn't simply
collapse - it was pushed - the highest-stakes
CIA operation ever, doing in Russia what it had
done in smaller countries all over the world, from
Chile to Guatemala to Greece.
There are Russians who understand the hidden
CIA hand very very well indeed....
It was a dangerous, irresponsible game for the
United States to play, but that was the daring-do
of people like Reagan and Bush, who no doubt
patted themselves on the back for their "secret"
victory that no one knows about.
Of course, it will come back to haunt us all....sooner than we think...
Recently, Israel’s Vice Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz offered an unequivocal veto on a key issue in the Middle East peace process. Any return of the Golan Heights to Syria would result in an “Iranian foothold” on Israel’s border and would thus not only be politically naïve but irrational.
Mofaz’s statement is symptomatic of a perception that is now deeply entrenched, not only in the Middle East, but in the United States as well.
That notion is of a hegemonic Iran that is attempting to dominate the region through an array of Shia proxies. This Iranian fifth column is believed to stretch from Beirut via Damascus, Gaza to Baghdad and finally from Iran to Saudi-Arabia to Yemen. Recent armed clashes between Hezbollah and the Lebanese government are, it is said, just another sign of Iran’s hegemonic reach.
Ironically, this perception brings Israel some rather unlikely partners. President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt claims that Shias are “always loyal to Iran," while King Abdullah of Jordan has coined the axiom about a rising “Shia crescent.” This “rise of the Shias” and the resulting “Sunni/Shia divide” is alleged to be creating an ever widening chasm in the region.
Although this perception may convince at first glance, it is ultimately based on generalizations that reveal more about its advocates than the actual reality on the ground.
Take Iraq, where the looming “Shia crescent” is often blamed for much of the chaos. Recent developments in Iraq allegedly point to a fundamental clash between Sunnis and Shias in the region and bear witness to malevolent Iranian interferences. But is Iraq really symptomatic of a greater Shia scheme?
True, sectarian tensions between Sunnis and Shias in Iraq have escalated since the fall of Saddam. But contrary to common perception, Iraqi Shias do not form a homogenous block that opposes the supposedly unified Sunnis.
Indeed, the contrary is true. In the light of Iraqi nationalism that crosses sectarian boundaries, it is farfetched to consider the Iraqi Shia merely proxies of Iran.
Instead, what we are witnessing in Iraq today is not ever increasing friction between religious communities but escalating internal power struggles within the Sunni and Shia communities. Ongoing violence in Basra and the fighting between Sunni “Awakening Councils” and Al Qaida in Iraq demonstrate this. In fact, the current escalation points to an increasing political struggle between the federalist position of Shia Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki and the centralist position of Shia cleric Moqtada al Sadr. This struggle will ultimately define the political structure of Iraq.
Here is where Sunni-Shia cooperation comes in. Widely unnoticed, Iraqi Sunni and Shia centralists have managed in the last couple of months to form a united parliamentary platform that leaves sectarian tensions behind. More than a hundred followers of Ayad Allawi, Al Sadr, and others have joined their ranks. This supra-sectarian platform calls for a central government administration of Iraq’s natural resources and the postponement of the looming referendum to settle the status of the city of Kirkuk.
Change within the government is also noteworthy. Sunni ministers who had been boycotting the government since last year have returned to their posts.
Thus, Iraq is seeing both escalating intra-sectarian violence and cautious steps towards inter-sectarian alliances.
And what about Iran? Contrary to the blame games being played out in the US, Iran cannot be accused of an unrestrained aggressive stance toward Iraq. Of course, no Iranian decision-maker is interested in a US-success in Iraq that might well put regime-change in Iran back on the agenda. But the rationale behind Iran’s policy of economic, social and military engagement seems to be first and foremost, defensive.
Memories of Iraq’s eight year war of aggression against Iran in the 1980’s have not faded. From Iran’s perspective, any future threat originating from Iraq needs to be averted by ensuring the participation in Iraq’s government of Shias and Kurds.
These complexities are lost on many observers when matched up against the convenient and catchy rhetoric of the “Shia Crescent.” But they have not gone unnoticed among ordinary Arabs. A recent poll by the University of Maryland indicates that a large majority of Arabs in the region consider Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad one of the three most popular political leaders worldwide. Only 11 percent identified Iran as the biggest threat to their security. So if a Shia threat organized by Iran really does exist, why is it being ignored by those that it purportedly targets — the Sunni Arab majorities?
Rather than objectively describing the actual political situation in the Middle East, the notion of a fundamental Iranian threat is being used to continue unconditional Western support for increasingly unstable regimes. Moreover, the overstatement of the threat posed by Iran is also being used as a convenient excuse for political inflexibility and stagnating reform processes throughout the region.
But exaggerating the supposed Shia threat has a price. Continuous talk of a “Sunni-Shia divide” might ultimately develop into a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Alarmist rhetoric may, in the end, jeopardize rather than protect the status quo in the region.
The Origins of the Overclass...
The wealthy have always used many methods to
accumulate wealth, but it was not until the
mid-1970s that these methods coalesced into
a superbly organized, cohesive and efficient
machine. After 1975, it became greater than
the sum of its parts, a smooth flowing
organization of advocacy groups, lobbyists,
think tanks, conservative foundations, and
PR firms that hurtled the richest 1 percent
into the stratosphere...
The origins of this machine, interestingly
enough, can be traced back to the CIA.
This is not to say the machine is a formal
CIA operation, complete with code name and
(Although such evidence may surface soon -
and previously unthinkable domestic operations
such as MK-ULTRA, CHAOS and MOCKINGBIRD
show this to be a distinct possibility.)
But what we do know already indicts the CIA
strongly enough. Its principle creators were
Irving Kristol, Paul Weyrich, William Simon,
Richard Mellon Scaife, Frank Shakespeare,
William F. Buckley, Jr., the Rockefeller
family, Kissinger,and more...
Almost all the machine's creators had
proven and well defined, CIA backgrounds...
Remember, "If I found a motherlode I'd cover up anything that showed"...
- - yes, the "intelligence" agencies and members of the "Fourth Reich" who are currently running things and are determined to turn the world into one Feudal State, using total surveillance and mind control projects that have continued on from the Third Reich with Operation Paperclip Nazi mad scientists, and MKULTRA, Operation Mockingbird, CHAOS, etc. (let's face it, the same folks who financed both Adolf and Stalin (as Anthony Sutton proved in his books, i.e. the Wall Street Bankers and their European one world/New World Order allies are still "running" things)) - - will find good use for "intelligence whiz" Jane McGonigal - - the funny thing about most really "intelligent" scientists is that they aren't intelligent enough to see the ramifications of their "projects" as they collaborate with fascist types and provide them things such as Nuclear Weapons, all types of strange weapons to restore "control" of "unruly" populations, and Mind Control vehicles which will then of course be employed against, not for, the betterment of mankind . . . until the world wakes up and the fascists running things along with their "intelligence agencies" are defeated by the divine nature they so hate - - Ms. McGonigal would do better to junk these "games" and join an ashram and do some yoga and prayers to GOD, to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Messiah and All Saints..., to our Mother the Virgin Holy Mary and all the Angels of Heaven... to truly help the world's collective consciousness turn in a positive direction, that is the real battle that is now ongoing . . . which side will she join, one is so much more "profitable" here in the material world . . . not so much on the other side when the "life review" kicks in post-leaving this Earth bound body . . . .
Since the industrial revolution the geopolitics of energy – who supplies it, and securing reliable access to those supplies – have been a driving factor in global prosperity and security. Over the coming decades, energy politics will determine the survival of the planet.
Confronting challenges between traditional geopolitical considerations, climate change and higher energy and carbon prices requires an understanding of the fragility of international oil and gas markets, but also of the nexus among energy security, climate change, and nuclear energy and proliferation. This blog seeks to address these interconnections, and the kinds of measures that will be needed to ensure sustainability, prosperity, and security, in the dark age of Dick Cheney's own energy Matrix....with the USA's "shadow military mini-cabinet" of the foothills of Jackson Hole Wyoming...., CFR, etc. , with puppet GWB as a front man and a "cheer leader". The old boys network at its best, with the New Reichstag fires of 9/11 as a precursor, a common denominator for the new age of the PNAC, concocted in the 1990s, in the dark rooms of the elite intelligence units of the UK/USA Alliance...
The Real Rogue Nation
“If the U.S. government were held to the FBI’s official definition of terrorism (the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives), their list of victims since WWII alone would include: Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Mexico, Chile, Granada, Columbia, Bolivia, Venezuela. Uruguay, Paraguay, Ecuador, Zaire, Namibia, Lebanon, USSR, Egypt, Greece, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Iran, South Africa, Serbia, the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Iraq, Cambodia, Libya, Palestine, Indonesia, East Timer, Turkey, Angola and Somalia.” - Christ White former US Marine Sergeant ...
The White House Murder Machinations Inc, will approach a "Nash equilibrium" this year...
- support for Serbia during the Clinton administration,
- support for Abkhazian and South Ossetian separatism in Georgia,
- crushing Chechen separatists,
- support for pro-Russian political parties in the Ukraine,
- intimidation of the Ukraine over natural gas requirements,
- attempts to arrest other Russian Jewish oligarchs,
- stalling over Iranian nuclear ambitions,resistance to the expansion of NATO,
- opposition to the US attack on Iraq,
- opposition to using sites within Poland and the Czech Republic for missile defense shield technology, and
- rejection of independence for Kosovo.
Ever since Zionist Jewish oligarchs took control of Jewish education throughout the world, far too many Jews confuse the interests of ordinary Jews and those of Judonia, but Judonia serves only the Zionist Jewish oligarchy and intelligentsia. For Judonia ordinary Jews are simply a resource and nothing more.
Alleged journalist Claudia Rosett hits the ground of SethAndIranistan running, readily adapting to the Sun practice of ignoring empirical reality in favor of preferred narrative. She likewise proves herself proficient in omitting rather crucial details when introducing sources. Rosett on the "Muslim world":Reports yesterday from places such as Syria and Egypt, as well as Iraq itself, quoted men-in-the-street as both stunned and contemptuous that Saddam, though armed with a pistol in his hole, surrendered without a shot. "He's such a coward, the way he was captured today," says Turkish businesswoman Aydan Kodaloglu, reached by phone in Ankara. "Every fundamentalist in the Muslim world is going to be thinking of this picture," added Ms. Kodaloglu, referring to the TV footage of a compliant, disheveled Saddam, opening his mouth wide for a flashlight and tongue depressor, and bowing his head while a doctor checked for lice.Businesswoman? American Enterprise stooge? "An Ankara political consultant active in promoting Israel-Turkey relations" (as reported by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency - a "venerable" and "highly credible wire" as SethAndIra told us last month - on November 20, 2002)? Rosett is of course not fooling her readers - simply because nobody reads the atrocious Sun.
With "journalists" as thick-headed and oblivious to the story featuring so prominently in the paper's pages, there's no real reason to bother. Rosett's 700-page gloat plays up the fact that the once mighty Saddam reduced to the figure of a "bedraggled fugitive cowering facedown with his gun in a hole in the ground" will serve as a potent "symbol of defeat" for "terrorists," by which she means Muslims. Of immediate note to anyone at all paying attention, one wonders how this pathetic cowering tyrant was able to orchestrate the loyalists and foreign terrorists that comprise the Iraqi resistance in the Sun's telling literally from a hole in the ground. Ms. Rosett chooses not to trouble herself with so obvious a question.
When the Arab oil producers reacted [to US policy of support for Israel during the 1973 war] by imposing an embargo, the Kristols and their fellow Neocons, responded by discovering that "US security interests" required Friedmanist privatization of Arab oil companies so that they would be run solely for profit with no possible future use as a political weapon. No other rational interpretation of Greenspan: Ouster Of Hussein Crucial For Oil Security is possible because some future ruler of
could easily be even worse than Saddam Hussein by whatever criteria are current at that time. In this sense, the Second Iraq War probably was all about the political threat oil represents to Iraq and not about any compelling American security requirement except in the minds of those that cannot distinguish American and Israeli interests....hence Israel "and" America....became Israela covert paradigm...used by the power behind the power in USA tosteamroll US politics into complete submission to the Wyoming boys...the CFR,...etc...the so-called ISRAEL's influential lobby....is a mythpropagated by this occult power behind the power....because it is avery handy and a "cheap" way ...of controlling both houses ofcongress ...without ever disclosing any of the rogue intelligence andcovert...extra-judicial operations...and all policies....in USA and theworld for that matter... and the so-called Israeli lobby, with all of itsspectacular ramifications worldwide is completely and utterlysubservient to this power behind the power in USA, they are just afront and a cover...for the real power behind all powers in USA, andits criminal enterprise, the newfound Siamese twins of CIA2/MOSSAD,and the White House Murder Machinations INC, which is globalizedin nature since 1994/95....-