‘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  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 ?
Radio host Don Debar added: ” ISIS is officially designated by US as a terrorist group. This hospital is in Turkey. Turkey is a member of NATO. NATO is harboring and giving material aid to terrorists. Its American members are subject to US law.”
IS is the latest,most ferocious paper tiger put up by the US to usher in a new era of regime change, chaos and destruction or in other words the “War on Terror”.
Since the early 1950’s, when the CIA station chief in Munich became aware of the effective use of radical Jihadist Sunni Muslims from the Soviet Union by Gerhard von Mende’s wartime Ostministerium, US intelligence has sought to use the fanaticism of radical Islamists to its advantage. In my latest book I call it, “Amerikas Heiliger Krieg.” The alliance of nominally Christian American forces with nominally Muslim Salafists to kill and destroy was justified with a peculiar American brand of self-appointed Holy Mission. In reality the alliance between CIA and radical Islam was never holy. The events surrounding ISIS demonstrate.
The CIA’s creation of Sunni Mujahideen “freedom fighters” in Afghanistan after 1979, with the essential aid of a Saudi named Osama bin Laden to drive the Red Army from Afghanistan was but the beginning of decades-long covert manipulation of Holy War Muslim fanatics to wage active war as surrogates for the geopolitical agenda of certain Washington circles. The Muslim fighters were sometimes purely mercenary, sometimes devout Salafists or Wahhabite Sunnis. The main point for the backers in Washington was that the Juhadists killed the right “enemy.”
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President Obama’s speech announcing war with ISIS has been hailed in the non-mainstream press as a harbinger of war with Syria, paving the way for an assault on Lebanon and Iran. (I would add to that mix the creation of what I call “Israeli Kurdistan” from Iraq and a portion of Turkey[i], dispossession of Palestinians and expulsion of Gaza residents into the Sinai and further expansion of Eretz or greater Israel as the future seat of AngloZionist world government.[ii])
The more farsighted see in Obama’s war announcement and in the ISIS Caliph’s almost simultaneous threats to attack Russia an even more sinister motive of reinstating the Reagan-era mujahedeen and Bush-Clinton-era Chechen state-sponsored terrorism against the former Soviet Union and then Russia. (Not surprisingly, Saudi Arabia, which was heavily involved in funding and proselytizing both of the aforementioned terrorist enterprises, was similarly involved in the creation of ISIS/ISIL.)
While no one has mentioned it, the sheer blatant nature of Mr. Obama’s call for an illegal aggressive war on Syria—without Congressional approval (especially after the 2013 Russian-brokered Syrian peace deal) can be seen as a bare-faced provocation. One rubber stamped by Vice President Kerry. Could the Russians be persuaded to make a bad chess move, sacrificing either Syria or Ukraine?
This small (4 minute) interview with Sharmine Narwani is an excellent analysis of the US re-invasion of Iraq.
The Ukrainian Junta and IS are monsters of western creation, with the IS (Islamic State) being a partnership with gulf arab states. Both further US strategic interests:
1) In Ukraine the objective is to install a permanent state of war in Russia’s backyard and any criticism of the regime will be blacked out. The eventual target is of course destruction of Russia.
2) In the Middle East the objective is to break up Iraq into 3 pieces, install a permanent state of war and to weaken Syria,Lebanon & Iran. All three countries can resolve this crisis on their own. Hence the artificial hollywood line up of executions to promote direct US involvement. They could not have Iran,Syria,Lebanon (with Russian assistance) kill their demon baby (Islamic State).
Prognosis: US failure as the “coalition of the unwilling tyrants” has no appetite for war on both fronts;
1) Europe is living a nightmare it cannot be woken out of, even a defeat militarily (though NATO intervention is highly unlikely) would be welcome relief. The latest ceasefire is a farce and an outcome of Russia’s own 5th column that has been limiting a quick resolution since day one. Putin is not almighty as many believe. This situation will keep developing and eventually should lead to a purge in the Russian government apparatus. It is highly unlikely that the US will succeed in its long term objectives, it has however underscored short term wins in Ukraine. Almost all of Ukraine has been either sold off or is in the process.
2)In the Middle East the new demon baby (after Israel of course) is running loose but that may have been the intention afterall. For the US to keep its “allies” in check. The US strategic aim is again a permanent state of war not peace. The gulf arab contribution to the creation of IS is irrelevant as they have obviously not thought this one through. There is no way the gulf arab states can defend themselves against battle hardened guerrillas. For a moment consider how they have not once defended themselves in recent history.
A key litmus test, of the direction of the US campaign, would be Syria’s reaction to US attacks on its forces. This will most likely happen as the US did not get the chance last year, remember they still want regime change in Syria. That is still the plan.