Friday, July 06, 2012

With friends like that who needs enemies

Today, 6 July, Paris is hosting a third meeting of the so-called "Friends of Syria" group, another coalition of the willing and coerced, as part of the ongoing propaganda war to aid the reshaping of the Middle East in the interest of American imperialism - a project begun with 9/11 and the conquest of Iraq and Afghanistan. The group of "friends" is essentially made up of two constituents: those who want to profit from the pillage and those who want to avoid or at least delay being pillaged themselves. Most of the attending Arab countries fit in the latter category, painfully aware that the "Arab Spring", the subterfuge for catapulting American-friendly Muslim Brotherhood governments (for details of that cozy relationship see my book "Surrendering Islam") into power through engineered popular unrest, could also engulf them any time they step out of line.

The situation of Syria is constantly being presented as a civil unrest having turned into a civil war with international humanitarian intervention required in order to counter government oppression. It is a re-run of the same model of regime change having been accomplished in Libya, except that this time Russia and China are no longer standing by altogether naively.

There is a lot which doesn't add up with this story broadcast throughout the loyal media outlets. How does civil unrest turn into civil war without the outside supply of arms? We do not expect oppressed people suffering under the yoke of cruel dictatorship to have acquired machine guns and heavy artillery from their local grocery store. So Western governments are arming the Syrian opposition, which makes the moralising of Hilary Clinton about Russia supporting the Syrian government and thereby prolonging the suffering sound rather hollow.

I do not for a moment deny that there are grievances the Syrian people have. But by turning dissatisfaction into an armed rebellion the West is guilty of destabilising the country. Of course, that is exactly, what they wanted to do, but it is not justifiable by international standards. I do not know of any country where there are no grievances. If Russia and China armed dissidents in the US or had armed last year's rioters in Britain, would that have given them the right to demand that Obama or Cameron must go and hand over to the protesters in the interest of world peace?

Will the people of Tunisia, Egypt and Libya be grateful for having been allowed to exchange American-groomed dictators who have outlived their usefulness with American-groomed collaborators brought into power through engineered social unrest followed by the farce of allegedly "democratic" elections held under ex-constitutional arrangements for which the people never voted? Only time will tell, but history does not hold out much promise for the people of those countries. Nobody, of course, wants us to relativate emotionally charged propaganda slogans by looking at history.

What is difficult to understand is, however, why the Russian bear and the world's leading economy of China are so subdued and quiet on the matter. They're not attending the "Friends of Syria" conference, but they're not challenging it either. In Libya they allowed themselves to be tricked by blindly believing the West would gentlemen-like honour assurances and international agreements and would not violate the sanctity of nation states by open military intervention to depose the existing government without at least the pretence of a threat to their own security. In the case of Syria, they no longer nod through an elastically worded UN security council resolution which can be used to give them the green light to send in the bombers. But they are nonetheless allowing themselves to lose the propaganda war.

Unless those two countries - the only ones capable of counter-balancing the American-Israeli hold on world affairs - stop being defensive and launch their own propaganda offensive, they will continue to be seen as the villains stubbornly standing in the way of a just world peace. What is it that stops them pointing the finger at Western nations arming the militias set up to overthrow the Syrian government? What is is that stops them naming names and exposing the supply routes? What is it that stops them challenging the American vision of world hegemony directly? Is it that because they are not part of the English-speaking world that they underestimate or misjudge the potency of Western propaganda? Is it that they do not understand sufficiently that for Western democracies those lies are essential in order to keep their own populations on side without having to reign them in through oppressive emergency laws and increased police powers readily available through anti-terrorism legislation? And having to do that would divert resources from meddling elsewhere. Or do they still trust the West more than they should?

America has been at war throughout her history, and except for the war of independence, all those wars were fought on other people's soil. The American empire has now finally reached the stage of decline and impending collapse, but it won't go quietly. As if to hold on for dear life, her leaders have gone on another rapid and rampant expansion drive and have begun to reshape Asia and Africa politically and militarily, and maybe the weakening of Europe through its financial crisis is also part of the plan. By entering into an alliance with Russia as well as challenging the supremacy of the dollar through a number of direct currency deals, China has finally upped the game. For years, China and Russia have sat back to led the West bleed itself out through overstretch. Confucian or Taoist as that may be, today, that strategy is no longer enough to prevent serious damage. Whilst it is sensible to tire out an opponent, sometimes you have to block or even strike so as not to get hurt yourself. What China and Russia need to understand is that winning the propaganda war can sometimes prevent having to fight the shooting war or, at least, it will provide an advantage in it. And the language of propaganda is English.

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At 9 July 2012 at 16:52, Anonymous Anonymous said...

“......................."Friends of Syria".”
Sahib the title is wrong. It is “fiends of Syria”
“If Russia and China armed dissidents in the US or had armed last year's rioters in Britain, would that have given them the right to demand that Obama or Cameron must go and hand over to the protesters in the interest of world peace?”
If only!
“stop being defensive and launch their own propaganda offensive, they will continue to be seen as the villains stubbornly standing in the way of a just world peace.”
I have often wondered the same, why! The first time being the ferocious insane attack on my beloved “terra santa” Irak and the babies of Irak - Why is it that none objected to the hideous butcher of babies – both US +EU have awarded the BUTCHER medals! This is what happened when you do not react to illegality + abuse.
(http://english.pravda.ru/history/01-05-2012/120990-Albright_to_receive_award-0/
Murderous butcher Albright to receive award
01.05.2012
For the annals of, "You Could Not Make It Up," Ms. Albright's current positions include being Co-Chair of the United Nations Development Programme's Commission for Legal Empowerment of the poor, which "works to make real improvements in people's lives (fostering) economic growth, poverty reduction, human development and making the "law work for everyone."

In September 2006, she received Menschen in Europe Award for furthering the cause of international understanding. Orwell strikes again.)
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According to Franklin Lamb (I am no fan of his), and I think that there is some truth in it
(There are also some bilateral interests on an economic and a strategic level, because Russia is looking for new partners in the area. In addition, both Russia and Israel have benefited enormously from U.S. “terrorism wars” in the Islamic world. It is not just that these wars alienate Muslims, which is beneficial to Israel, but they also help the Russians due to the debilitating human and economic cost for America.
When Opportunity Knocks..Israel Disses US with ‘Bi-lateral Russia Alliance’
Franklin Lamb) or shall we sayRealpolitik.
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At 9 July 2012 at 16:56, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anything to do with “language” as such meaning English? No
Editor's note: The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China published a report titled "The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2011" on Friday. Following is the full text:
VI.
On US violations of human rights against other nations
The US has been pursuing hegemony in the world, grossly trampling upon the sovereignty of other countries and capriciously violating human rights against other nations. It "appears more and more to be contributing to international disorder" (After the Empire: The Breakdown of the American Order, by Emmanuel Todd).

 
At 9 July 2012 at 16:57, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two important points:
“... maybe the weakening of Europe through its financial crisis is also part of the plan”
There is no doubt that is what is going on. The country where “these criminals” operate from is Italy.-------------------------
Government by the Banks for the Banks
Posted on 02. Jul, 2012 by Ellen Brown in Business and Economy
The Italian Coup D’Etat
There is reason to suspect that “Super Mario” Monti may be representing interests other than those of his country. He rose to power in Italy last November in what critics called a “‘coup d’etat’ engineered by bankers and the European Union.” He was not elected but stepped in after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resigned under duress.
Monti is not only an “international advisor” to Goldman Sachs, one of the most powerful financial firms in the world, but a leader in the Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission. In an article in The New American, Alex Newman calls these clandestine groups “two of the most influential cabals in existence today.” Monti is listed as a member of the steering committee on the official Bilderberg website and as the European Group chairman on the Trilateral Commission website.
As the cynic quoted in The Economist article above observed, the bond-buying mechanism for countries under the ESM will be little different from the existing system. Mario Monti said the plan will support government bond prices only in countries that comply with fiscal targets, and that it will act as an incentive for governments to follow virtuous policies. That means avoiding deficits, even if it requires further austerity measures and selling of assets. On the public level, that could mean national treasures like the Acropolis. On the private level, The New York Times reported Friday that some desperate out-of-work Europeans were going so far as to sell their kidneys to pay household bills. The shock doctrine, it seems, has come to the doorsteps of privileged Westerners.”
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“.... national treasures like the Acropolis” – I had a mail from an Italian friend asking me to vote for my favourite Italian “national treasures”. I am sure that the friend is unaware of Monti’s vile ideology but I wondered why Italian gov was interested to know may be Monti is preparing to sell national assets. Than there is that other Monti – Draghi!
The apartheid wall construction of Palestine was openly DISCUSSED on rai for over 2 and half hour (radio audio italiana israeliana) prior to its construction
cia operate in “broad daylight” kidnapping and sending for torture Imams who refuse to be informants
crusader terrorism in Iraq – Niger uranium FALSE documents, gladio operation,
A parliament with high % of criminality mafia Zionist ... where the police is condemned and the government is said to be complicit
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2nd: they can fight as much as they want but they will not be saved if anything the DEATH will be quicker and no recovery. The disgust, hatred (I met a student from states and this is what she said “I am from states but please do not hate me …..) they have built up cannot be undone ….
GREAT

 
At 25 July 2012 at 01:10, Anonymous Slave of God said...

Peace be unto you Brother Mustaqim!

It is clear to informed observers that the "Arab Spring" is yet another front for the CIA-Mossad war on Islam.

This professor exposes the sham in Syria:
Globalists and Neocons: Two potent forces opposing the Assad government in Syria

What we must remember is that, in the end, God decides...

 

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