Friday, 27 November 2009

JOINING THE DOTS


Those of us who have recognised and followed such subjects as Peak Oil, Environment and Climate Change, Economic Collapse and the modern day 'Great Game' of Rudyard Kipling being played out in Central Asia and other locations, understand that a number of synergising crises are facing our species. It is becoming clear to us that these aspects of our current global political climate are connected on many levels.

We can observe, for instance, the annually diminishing forecasts of the International Energy Agency on Oil Reserves and estimates for the date of 'Peak' coupled with the recent revelations by IEA 'Whistleblowers', and join the dots between this real and immediate crisis in the modern world's main source of energy and the series of wars being enacted in those parts of the world in which the Pentagon, with the help of its dutiful allies is pursuing its ambition of 'Full Spectrum Dominance'. The disputed terrains of all these wars happen to coincide with the world's remaining major hydrocarbon reserves, their vital energy transit corridors or other associated strategic locations.

If we are prepared to look a little deeper we can also observe the daily symptoms of such Sphere-of-Influence Realpolitik. When we see reports of 'Al Qaeda' members 'infiltrating' Police Training programs in Afghanistan and shooting dead British soldiers, coupled with 'discoveries' of passports linked to '9/11 suspects' on the borders of Pakistan, we can connect this to the 'Lone Gunman' shooting at Fort Hood in the US with its subsequent propaganda onslaught of speculative 'Al Qaeda' and '9/11' connection narrative. Meanwhile, initial reporting of as many as 3 gunmen disappears down Orwell's 'Memory Hole', never again to raise its voice without accompanying accusations of 'Conspiracy Theory'.

To those who are schooled in picking up the tell-tale signs of such 'False-Flag' Covert Operations and 'PsyOps', the similarities to previous events, with their ubiquitous media-orgies of instant "evidence"' are very obvious. Not so, it seems to the mainstream left however, who not only refuse to make the unavoidably painful emotional transformation required to draw back this curtain, but often actively attack those who do choose to attempt to open the Pandora's Box behind it.

This is the 'Deep Politics' studied in depth by Professor Peter Dale Scott, which manifests as the daily ongoing relationship between governments and governmental agencies with the forces of crime and violence to which they are ostensibly opposed. This is part of the Realpolitik by which our planet is being controlled and its population manipulated, by the various factions of Elites, who may be rivals, but who all control a stake in this 'Grand Chessboard' discussed by Global Elitist Zbigniew Brzezinski and who employ the same basic methods to herd the public in favour of vested interests.

US President Eisenhower warned of the dangers of the increase in influence of this Elite which he called "The Military Industrial Complex". A more accurate title in my view would be "Military/Banking/Industrial Complex", as it is clear that Wall Street, the CIA/Pentagon and the 'Defence' Contractors are deeply intertwined.

It is in this context that we can analyse the policy of the major powers, especially the United States, of deliberately creating purported enemies which are simplified into easy soundbites - 'Al Qaeda', 'Taliban' etc., with little in depth analysis ever offered. Periodically, when the artificially generated public fear and concern over these alleged entities begins to fade, another 'attack' - supposedly orchestrated by these entities - conveniently occurs to remind us exactly 'why' we're fighting and who the supposed 'enemy' is. The real perpetrators, who we should suspect are not the officially declared bogey-men, cynically rely on the habit of 'Groupthink' among, not only the general public, but the Media figures that most of them rely on for their orthodox 'world view'. These Media representatives are unwilling or unable to recognise that such concepts as Deep Politics and invented enemies even exist, much less attempt to analyse them.

As I write, the Stock Market is again falling on the News that Dubai is likely to default on its debts. This was predictable. The 'Bull' market of the last few months is entirely based on the same flawed assumptions and speculative gambling as the financial markets always were, and this latest artificial bubble needed only a single catalyst to burst it. Who can tell if there will be a 'recovery'?. Dubai, one of the Arab Emirate Kingdoms bordering Saudi Arabia whose wealth was founded on the regions vast oil reserves has lived well beyond its means. During last years financial crash, the overhyped property market imploded in Dubai, causing the mass-layoff of thousands of immigrant workers involved in the property speculation and construction industries. There were reports of thousands of SUV's and other vehicles abandoned at the airport by transient workers fleeing back to their home countries. Dot Joiners could see this as one of many clues.

The Dots are there to be Joined ever more increasingly in the mainstream media, if we can decode the bland language and read between the lines of the established orthodoxy. Addicted and subservient to this current dying paradigm themselves, Establishment figures such as mainstream TV commentators, politicians and journalists cannot be relied upon to inform the public of the coming collapse of our capitalist 'civilisation'. We must join these dots ourselves and decide how best to prepare for the consequences.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Afghanistan Policy Explained in a Paragraph

Ever wondered why we are in Afghanistan and found the claims of Gordon Brown a bit on the thin side?


This succinctly put explanation by Pepe Escobar of the Asia Times sums it up rather well:


"Washington's rationale for occupying Afghanistan - never spelled out behind the cover story of "fighting Islamic extremism" - is pure Pentagon full spectrum dominance: to better spy on both China and Russia with forward outposts of the empire of bases; to engage in Pipelineistan, via the Trans-Afghan (TAPI) pipeline, if it ever gets built; and to have a controlling hand in the Afghan narco-trade via assorted warlords. Cheap heroin is literally flooding Russia, Iran and Eastern Europe. Not by accident, Moscow regards opium/heroin as the key issue to be tackled in Afghanistan, not Islamic fundamentalism."

A Symptom of How Afghanis View the Occupation

Many of us have probably viewed long coverage of the funerals of soldiers recently. The most recent deaths involved 5 British soldiers shot dead by an Afghan who they were apparently training as a Policeman.

With all the media pontificating about 'vetting procedures' and 'security', is there any analysis of the likely fact that this incident is a symptom of how the Afghans in general feel about our presence there? The BBC's report described the alleged attacker - an Afghan Policeman the British Forces were training, as an individual who had gone "Rogue". An odd description to make of an individual in his own country being trained as a collaborator of the occupation forces.

One thing must be made clear: occupying armies do not have any rights. They do not have the right to be safe from being killed by someone who they thought they had turned into a pet policeman to serve the interests of a US puppet government and they do not have the right to be called 'heroes'. They are paid enforcers for Imperialistic Aggression - there is nothing 'heroic' about our presence in Afghanistan.

The government and media would have us believe that the war we have started in this enormously ethnically diverse region is a black and white issue of good guys and bad guys: US/Nato Forces good, Taliban bad, Hamid Karzai and his armed forces & Police good, "al Qaeda" insurgents bad. The fact that we are propping up a puppet regime of some of the worst drug dealers and warlords in the region - every bit as unpleasant as the numerous factions of the Taliban - seems to be completely absent from media analysis, as is the salient fact that such a 'government' cannot possibly be described honestly as a 'democracy' - 'Dictatorship Lite" would be more appropriate.

The deaths themselves, and the subsequent funerals, all become the opposite of what they should be: a distorted, drawn out exercise in propaganda to further the war resulting in even more tragic deaths based on nothing but lies, instead of a motive for the media to honestly analyse this conflict and seek a withdrawal. The jingoistic baying for blood in the tabloid press will even further divide the population at home.

The idea that murdering Afghan tribesman and bombing villages, while trampling all over the rights and dignity of the indigenous people will reduce the threat of terrorism in the UK is absurd. The opposite is true. The longer we stay, the more the Afghan people will turn against us in body as well as in mind. It is no argument to say 'we need to stay to get the job done'. There is no 'job' - only the Hegemonic ambitions of the United States who seeks to control Central Asia and its important oil and gas reserves to fuel its continuing world power status and deny Russia and China those same resources.

Today, reports were coming in of the shooting dead of US soldiers in an army base on home soil by one Major Nidal Malik Hasan. What little has emerged indicates that this Muslim American of Middle Eastern origin, was suffering from racial abuse. Is it any wonder that such things happen when our soldiers are encouraged to dehumanise and kill muslims abroad? Is it any wonder that the victim of this abuse begins to see his 'fellow' soldiers as the enemy?