Fee-fi-fo-fum : the phantasmagorical war on terror, by Paul Matthews

El sueño de la razón produce monstruos The full epigraph for Francisco Goya's capricho No. 43 reads; "Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters: united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of their marvels."
El sueño de la razón produce monstruos
The full epigraph for Francisco Goya’s capricho No. 43 reads; “Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters: united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of their marvels.”
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sleep_of_Reason_Produces_Monsters

‘Tis strange – but true; for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction; if it could be told,
How much would novels gain by the exchange!
How differently the world would men behold!
How oft would vice and virtue places change!
The new world would be nothing to the old,
If some Columbus of the moral seas
Would show mankind their souls’ antipodes.’

Lord Byron, Don Juan, Canto XIV, Verse 101

Without adversaries, heroism becomes superficial and heroes are doomed to play the role of non-entities.

The term “bogeyman” refers to an imaginary evil spirit, a mythical creature of supernatural powers – the  embodiment of mischief –  invented by grown-ups to frighten children. It may also characterise a living person, who is feared and hated by a group of people. From Perseus to Jack the Giant Killer, fables about slayers of such monsters abound. Adults are expected to relinquish the fairy tales, myths and legends of their youth. But behind a smokescreen of engineered insecurity – to spook, intimidate and infantilise the general public – ministers and MPs continue to lie to constituents about the real motives [1] for this ‘Global War on Terror’ (GWOT). As objects of dread, today’s terrorists – like yesterday’s communists – are mostly products of the mainstream media industry’s febrile imagination – on behalf of the corporate deep state …

In this fantasy world – for ‘home consumption’ – the US government and a so-called Islamic State or ISIS are violently opposed to one another, just as, once upon a time, the USA and Al-Qaeda were supposedly sworn enemies. But in the conflict zones, where action speaks louder than words, the grass roots reality is that Washington, aided by the EU and Israel, has been allied with ISIS against the Syrian government for over three years. Anyone with an interest in a durable solution for the Middle East and a modicum of common sense can see that the latest – elaborately contrived – turn of events, allows the Neoconservatives  to revive their régime change plans for Syria. But what does this tell us about Britain’s press and media ?

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Part of the PA Group Ltd, a private firm with 27 shareholders, mostly national and regional newspaper publishers, the Press Association is a multimedia news agency operating in the British Isles and Ireland. On 2 October 2014 this ‘leading multi-platform content provider in the UK’ and The Guardian, between them, announced with a flourish of something resembling national pride that, four days after Parliament had authorised further UK military involvement in this messy geopolitical mosaic : “The Ministry of Defence said RAF Tornado GR4s had used a Paveway guided bomb to attack a pick-up truck …” (sic). Further PA ‘source material’ on this topic was picked up internationally – for example by Microsoft’s MSN News [2].

None of these ‘news outlets’ – whether in the USA or Britain – carried the story that Damascus is targeted from the south via Jordan and the Israeli occupied Golan Heights. On this score, collusion between the USA, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and EU bankers and arms suppliers has been clearly identified :

“The anti-government forces cooperating for this operation are the Syrian Revolutionaries Front (SRF), which is backed by the United States, assisted by the Islamic Front, backed by Saudi Arabia, and al-Qaeda’s Jabhat al-Nusrah which just received some $20 million from Qatar. These forces infiltrated from Jordan through Daara and then up north-westward along the border with Israel. This movement, during which some UN observers were kidnapped by these forces, was supported by Israeli artillery strikes against Syrian units that tried to prevent it. The sole border station between Israel and Syria is now in the hands of the anti-government forces. The Israeli military is also providing medical support to these anti-government forces. The UN has pulled out all peacekeepers from the Syrian side of the Golan height demarcation line …”. [3]

Moreover of late and in view of the propaganda which, masquerading as news, is beamed hourly into a multitude of homes, one could be forgiven for thinking BBC Broadcasting House has just licensed a re-edition of the Goon Show. A recent theatrical episode with a star-studded cast features the invasion of the Northern Hemisphere by a 600 strong contingent of Australia’s ‘special services’ and Air Force personnel. Stirred by memories of the Gallipoli campaign and aware of the fact that this one is likely to prove ‘a long haul’,  PM Tony Abbott announced that Canberra is joining ‘in earnest’ the military operation against a ‘murderous death cult’. His histrionic turn of phrase, uttered during a nationally televised news conference, indicates a politician mindful of the need to rehearse his oratory for the next Anzac Day festivities. [4]

Meanwhile in Austria – where Islam is the second most widely professed religion and which has thus far co-existed there on equal terms with Catholicism, Lutheranism, Judaism and Buddhism – Mother Earth’s second most populous religious faith is to be accorded a special ‘downgraded’ treatment, as a 102 year old Austrian law is ‘adjusted’ to accommodate that nation’s most immature prejudice and superstition [5].

Via the social media, CIA proxies foment their own brand of goonery and thug like bigotry. As revealed by WikiLeaks’ release of US cables, their ‘rentamob outfits’ activate  the ‘Occupy Central’ civil disobedience campaign in Hong Kong against Beijing [6]. Everywhere speaking a biblical ‘confusion of tongues’, local and imported ‘activists’ operate via nominally progressive NGOs such as Amnesty International or Human Rights Watch. Some with massive assets, like WWF, keep the lid on the environmental can of worms.

Others export ‘hybrid warfare’ or social unrest to places like Algeria, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Lebanon, Libya, Myanmar ex-Burma, Nigeria, Syria, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, Venezuela. They have names like  Albert Einstein Institution affiliate Otpor. The quasi-governmental National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is financed by USAID, Monsanto, McDonalds, ExxonMobil and Citigroup, (Rockefeller), Boeing, Goldman Sachs, Visa, CFR, Brookings Institution etc.) Its subsidiary is Freedom House and the Open Society Institute, Avaaz and Move,On.org are sponsored by multi-billionaire George Soros : to list but a few of the corporate and government funded entities, heavily-staffed, well-funded ‘non-profit’ corporations. What ttop notchinvestigative journalists, scholars, analysts like Pepe Escobar, Jay Thomas Taber (O’Neal),  John Stauber or Cory Morningstar would probably between them describe as the modern carpetbaggers, scalawags and pseudo-philanthropists involved in greenwashing the system, supporting humanitarian warfare, past masters in the art of social engineering, in the tradition of Ivy Lee, Edward Bernays, Burson Marsteller, with their professional skills dedicated to psywar and PR expertise undermining awareness .[7].

“Du sublime au ridicule il n’y a qu’un pas” – quoth Napoléon Bonaparte and, from the criminal infiltration of social networks to the thought control exerted by ’embedded journalism’ there’s but “une pirouette”. In reference to the hacks and talking heads in the mass media who give biased and predetermined views in favour of government and corporations – neglecting the fundamental duty of reporting news impartially – a portmanteau word of press and prostitute was coined by Gerald Celente, publisher of the Trends Journal, business consultant, author and futurologist. Thanks to these presstitutes, UK government motions (sic) and votes in parliament [8] controlled by the sayanim [9] – many of them calling themselves quite openly, the Conservative, (New) Labour (or should it be New Labor ?), LibDem Friends of Israel – all eyes are focused on events mostly in the north west of Iraq ie not on the Syrian borders with Israel and Jordan.

You can read as a preface to the detailed article on this covert invasion of Syrian sovereignty (Cf. infra), a message from an observer – a Mr Bean (sic) [10] – challenging the 524 ‘dipsticks’ at Westminster who on 26 September 2014 voted to aid diseased or infantile minds of sayanim such as Arizona Senator John McCain [11] and disgraced multimillionaire MP Brooks Newmark [12] to get their ‘intellectual hard-ons’ or whatever kicks the pair of them get from the vendettas they conduct on behalf of the AngloZionist Empire against sovereign peoples and their democratically elected governments, be they Russians, Iranians or Syrians.

As the drones, cruise missiles and the RAF are tasked with ‘dispensing mercy from the skies over Iraq’, we might reasonably ask ourselves why the aspiring young caped crusaders in their Tornados GR4s aren’t aiming their Brimstone missiles at death squads from the Jewish State of Israel in the Levant (JSIL) …

The answer is the grooming of public and private opinion by lavishly funded AngloZionist pro-Israeli lobby groups, think tanks, policy institutes like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) [13], PNAC [14], FPI  [15] in Washington, le Cercle de l’Oratoire  [16] in Paris and  ‘cross party’ Friends of Israel and  Henry Jackson Society [17] in London. This is why the ‘relevant authorities’ refuse to conduct independent inquiries into ‘seminal events’ such as 9/11 and 7/7 which millions believe to be ‘false flag’ operations ascribable to terrorist experts from Mossad’s secret intelligence seminary. As, using media trolls,  the CIA’s ‘civil society’ goons are everywhere, stirring up trouble, creating despondency, wrecking the lives of billions of ordinary people. The universal moral cesspit created by ‘democracy’ on the march.

Tel Aviv’s infanticidal Protective Edge operation has been eased by Washington, London, Paris, Brussels. Its perpetrators are sick and in dire need of medical treatment, as can be gauged by the youtube testimony from Desmond Travers [18], Paul Mason [19], Ken Loach [20], Michael Mansfield QC, Max Blumenthal[21], Ahdaf Soueif [22] , Vandana Shiva [23], Roger Waters  [24] given at the European Parliament. Here MEP Marisa Matias welcomed them and David Sheen, Richard Falk and Mohamed Omer  – members of the jury of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine – in an extraordinary session on 24 September 2014. The narrative here is one of ‘collective punishment’ as used by the Nazis in Occupied Europe, of terrorism and butchery at the hands of an Israeli military – backed by NATO’s Echelon ‘Five Eyes’ nations and Major non-NATO allies (MNNA). Without quibbling about terms like genocide and extermination, these are crimes of magnitude inflicted on a captive population. Hence the value of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.

Paul Matthews
Poet & Writer



[1] ”Though everyone adheres to Washington and its Gulf allies’ anti-terrorist discourse, everyone understands that it is only a rhetorical justification for a war that has other purposes. The United States say they want to destroy the Islamic Emirate which they created and which performs for them the ethnic cleansing necessary to its plan for the remodeling of the “Broader Middle East”. Stranger still, they say they want to fight in Syria alongside the moderate opposition which is composed of the same jihadists. Finally, they destroyed Rakka buildings that had been evacuated two days earlier by the Islamic Emirate …”. Behind the ant-terror alibi, the gas war in the Levant 3 October 2016  http://www.voltairenet.org/article185495.html.

[2]  “The Ministry of Defence said RAF Tornado GR4s had used a Paveway guided bomb to attack a pick-up truck […] The RAF began hitting Isis targets on Tuesday, four days after Parliament authorised UK involvement in the international military campaign […] That strikes are apparently taking place so close to the border could fuel calls for the British operation to be extended into Syria – a move which ministers have said would require a further vote in the House of Commons. British jets bomb Isis pick-up truck Thursday 2 October 2014 Press Association http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/02/

british-jets-bomb-isis-truck-iraq.and http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/uk-jets-hit-fresh-is-target-in-iraq/ar-BB6Rdgq.

[3] September 15, 2014 The New “Regime Change” Plan – Attack Damascus From The South


[4] Australians return to Iraq to confront IS militants on ground Published time: October 03, 2014 09:49  Edited time: October 03, 2014 10:34 http://rt.com/news/192748-australia-iraq-special-forces/.

[5] ‘Extremism prevention’: Austria to amend century-old law on Islam :

October 03, 2014 08:53 http://rt.com/news/192768-austria-islam-funding-koran/).

[6] Wikileaks: HK Protests Linked to US Government 2 October 2014 News > World


Chine, guerre économique, Hong Kong, : Révolution des parapluies ou révolution pivoine http://www.stratediplo.blogspot.fr/ 2014/10/revolution-des-parapluies-ou-revolution.html. UK’s ‘diabolical responsibility’ for ISIS, & influence of their imagery (E126) October 06, 2014 Afshin Rattansi http://rt.com/shows/going-underground/193412-britain-isis-imagery-influence/.

[7] The wrong kind of green http://wrongkindofgreen.org/.  Big Green http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Big_Green.  Author Jay Taber – Real News Network http://vimeo.com/17309027.

[8] How your MP voted on Iraq strikes 27 September 2014 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-29386646.

[9] Sayanim http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sayanim ; Victor Ostrovsky http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Ostrovsky.

Le Printemps des Sayanim de Jacob CohenLa Parabole d’Esther de Gilad Atzmon.

[10]  “I’ve been recovering from major surgery for about a week – did Obama really pledge to start bombing (‘hitting targets’ or something) in Syria? Or did I hallucinate that? Isn’t this like a ‘Hitler invades Poland’ type moment? Where the fuck is the rest of the World? Gonna dick around until Uncle Sam takes Moscow, Helsinki, Beijing ? So no resistance, they’ve already won…. and yet still haven’t even began to rampage ? Dios mio. Who will stop the US. Posted by: L Bean | Sep 15, 2014 11:59:04 AM |  September 15, 2014 http://www.moonofalabama.org/2014/09/syria-the-southern-attack-on-damascus.html

[11 “Everyone has noticed the contradiction of those who recently characterized the Islamic Emirate as “freedom fighters” in Syria and who are indignant today faced with its abuses in Iraq. But if that speech is incoherent in itself, it makes perfect sense in the strategic plan : the same individuals were to be presented as allies yesterday and must be as enemies today, even if they are still on orders from Washington”. French intellectual, founder and chairman of Voltaire Network and of the Axis for Peace Conference, Thierry Meyssan reveals  US policy through the particular case of Senator John McCain, conductor of the “Arab Spring” and longtime partner of Caliph Ibrahim. Damascus | 18 August 2014 http://www.voltairenet.org/article185085.html

[12] “We have to thank the rich for the contribution they make to our country … My own perspective on the argument is the top 1% of the country are bearing the biggest burden.” Lord Commissioner at the Treasury, Brooks Newmark MP, 12 November 2012 http://www.londonlovesbusiness.com/business-news/politics/exclusive-ex-tory-whip-on-why-he-lost-his-job-and-how-he-kept-his-soul/3851.article and http://politicalscrapbook.net/2012/11/we-have-to-thank-the-rich-says-brooks-newmark/.

“The important thing charities should be doing is sticking to their knitting …”  Ex-Tory whip and ‘Civil Society’ Minister Brooks Newmark MP, 3 September 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/03/charities-knitting-politics-brook-newmark.

Channel 4 News Should Syrian rebels be armed by the West ? Conservative MP Brooks Newmark, Syrian writer and film maker, Halla Diyab and advisor to Boris Yeltsin, Alexander Nekrassov, debate whether the suffering of the Syrian people be helped if the outside world gave military help to the rebels. 27th March 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7m5sR14Dqo.

8 June 2013 I know Assad – and I know it’s time to arm the Syrian rebels and bring him down, says Tory MP who visited dictator’s house for tea http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2338170/Brooks-Newmark-I-know-Assad–I-know-time-arm-Syrian-rebels-bring-says-Tory-MP-visited-dictators-house-tea.html / http://www.brooksnewmark.com/content/daily-mail-assad-syria / https://www.facebook.com/infosyrie.fr/posts/246473202151031. This was after supping tea with Bashar Al-Assad !

Syria and the Use of Chemical Weapons : House of Commons Thursday 29 August 2013 http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm130829/debtext/130829-0002.htm#130829-0002.htm_spnew113.

Channel 4 News Brooks Newmark Interview Published 30 August 2013 In this interview response, Newmark mistakenly refers to Bashar al-Assad as ‘Saddam Hussein’, and this mistake is not corrected and apparently not noticed in the studio. Here is how, after accepting his hospitality, the MP knifes Bashar Al-Assad in the back !

Syria Conflict – What Is The Role of Tory MP Brooks Newmark ? 17 September 2013


“The important thing charities should be doing is sticking to their knitting …” Minister for Civil Society Braintree MP Brooks Newmark 3 September 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/03/charities-knitting-politics-brook-newmark

Ukraine: How to punish Putin, the oligarchs – and their shopaholic wives Brooks Newmark 11 March 2014

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/brooksnewmark/100263177/ukraine-how-to-punish-putin-the-oligarchs-and-their-shopaholic-wives/. Here is a multimillionaire speaking – apparently a case of the kettle calling the pot black !

Full Monty: UK minister resigns after falling for journalist sexting sting op Published time: September 28, 2014 10:38

“I have decided to resign as Minister for Civil Society having been notified of a story to be published in a Sunday newspaper. I would like to appeal for the privacy of my family to be respected at this time. I remain a loyal supporter of this Government as its long term economic plan continues to deliver for the British people.” Brooks Newmark resignation statement 27 September 2014 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-29399636. Brooks Newmark resignation statement 27 September 2014


Note the knee-jerk reaction of the political class closing ranks, as key Establishment figures rally around Brooks Newmark, a ‘personal friend’ of John Kerry, who held a senior role at Lehman Brothers and spent eight years at a British merchant bank. Give Brooks Newmark another job in Government, says Boris Johnson 29 September 2014. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/


It is clear where Brooks Newmark’s sympathies lie, given how his interventions in parliament and in the media produce large volumes of smoke and mirrors to cloud Israel’s heinous rôle and reprehensible conduct. Thus in 2008, alongside his parliamentary colleagues Louise Ellman (Riverside, Liverpool, Labour) Kim Howells (Pontypridd, Labour), Gary Streeter (South West Devon, Conservative), Andrew Love (Edmonton, Labour), he expresses concern over the ‘Bedouin smugglers’, while ignoring the dire humanitarian need to lift the blockade of Gaza, which the Tel Aviv authorities and their allies have transformed into a concentration camp. Smuggling (Gaza) Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office 18 February 2008 http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2008-02-19d.142.2#g143.4.

[13] AIPAC http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=American_Israel_Public_Affairs_Committee.

[14] PNAC http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century.

[15] Foreign Policy Initiative http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Policy_Initiative.

[16] Le Cercle de l’Oratoire http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cercle_de_l’Oratoire.

[17] Henry Jackson Society http://powerbase.info/index.php/Henry_Jackson_Society:_Project_for_Democratic_Geopolitics.

Conservative Friends of Israel http://powerbase.info/index.php/Conservative_Friends_of_Israel.

The pro-Israel lobby in Britain: full text Peter Oborne and James Jones 13 November 2009


[18] Desmond Travers : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0wB3Chps20.

[19] Paul Mason : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM9EU-0XS-E.

[20] Ken Loach : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN9MGZBExKc,

[21] Michael Mansfield QC, Max Blumenthal : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4B2D-KTtcI.

[22] Ahdaf Soueif : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qwBr19bnw0.

[23] Vandana Shiva :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7Yyvscr0RA.

[24] Roger Waters : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FMLdEkKV-A.

Other source material

“American jets hit targets in Syria on Tuesday in the US-led fight against Islamic State. Although the US has not declared war since 1942, this is the seventh country that Barack Obama, the holder of the Nobel Peace Prize, has bombed in as many years. Syria has become the latest country to have been openly targeted by the US, with Washington predictably not seeking the approval of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad …”. September 23-24, 2014 http://rt.com/usa/190048-usa-bombing-six-country/.

Dans l’ombre des «révolutions spontanées» La mobilisation des Ukrainiens n’aurait jamais pu voir le jour sans un large rejet du pouvoir. Toutefois, les manifestations du mois de décembre doivent peu à la spontanéité et beaucoup à des organisations très intéressées.Régis Genté et Laurent Rouy, janvier 2005 http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/2005/01/GENTE/11838.

The March to War: Fighting ISIL is a Smokescreen for US Mobilization against Syria, Iran By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya Global Research, September 26, 2014 Strategic Culture Foundation 26 September 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights  27 September 2014 US and allied warplanes have launched air raids on different places in Syria. http://syriahr.com/en/2014/09/us-and-allied-warplanes-have-launched-air-raids-on-different-places-in-syria/.

ISIS frees scores of prisoners in desperate bid to stop American and Arab states’ blitz on ‘capital’ as their oil wells are pounded from the air 24 September 2014 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2768662/US-allies-launching-airstrikes-Syria.html.

“The United States, along with members of the GCC, has been bombing Syria for two days, ostensibly to destroy the Islamic State. The strikes have mostly impacted Raqqa, from where the IS had already cleared out, and 12 oil refineries.According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR, a British MI6 front, run by the Muslim Brotherhood), the strikes allegedly only killed 14 jihadists, probably none of whom was a member of the Islamic State. “US and allied warplanes carried out raids on areas on the outskirts on the city of al- Raqqa, Granaries Area in IS- held city of Manbej in the northern countryside of Aleppo and Koniko Gas Plant located near the town of Khasham in the eastern country-side of Deir Ezzor. Koniko Gas Plant is considered the biggest gas plant in Syria that supplies Jander Power Plant in Homs, which supplies several provinces in Syria and supplies the electricity generators in the Omar oilfield …”.  3 October 2016  http://www.voltairenet.org/article185495.html.

“The US say they want to destroy the Islamic Emirate which they created and which performs for them the ethnic cleansing necessary to its plan for the remodeling of the “Broader Middle East”[…] They say they want to fight in Syria alongside the moderate opposition which is composed of the same jihadists.  […] While it is clear that the main target of the air campaign is not the one that is announced, no one is able to say precisely what it seeks to destroy. The most that can be said is that the US and its GCC allies bombed empty buildings in Rakka – which had been evacuated two days earlier by the Islamic Emirate, and a dozen refineries in eastern Syria The bombing of these facilities cannot be understood as other than a desire to deprive Syria of its refining capacity.  Behind the ant-terror alibi …  3 October 2016  http://www.voltairenet.org/article185495.html

“Obama prepares to smash BRICS during his last few years in office” 05 05 2014

St Michael's Mount home of the giant Cormoran slain by Cousin Jack in Cornish, Breton and Welsh folklore and mythology. Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Michael's_Mount
St Michael’s Mount home of the giant Cormoran slain by Cousin Jack in Cornish, Breton and Welsh folklore and mythology.

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