By John Pilger, some important, cold, hard facts.
Why do we tolerate the threat of another world war in our name? Why do we allow lies that justify this risk? The scale of our indoctrination, wrote Harold Pinter, is a “brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis”, as if the truth “never happened even while it was happening”.
Every year the American historian William Blum publishes his “updated summary of the record of US foreign policy” which shows that, since 1945, the US has tried to overthrow more than 50 governments, many democratically elected; grossly interfered in elections in 30 countries; bombed the civilian populations of 30 countries; used chemical and biological weapons; and attempted to assassinate foreign leaders.
In many cases Britain has been a collaborator. The degree of human suffering, let alone criminality, is little acknowledged in the west, despite the presence of the world’s most advanced communications and nominally freest journalism. That the most numerous victims of terrorism – “our” terrorism – are Muslims, is unsayable. That extreme jihadism, which led to 9/11, was nurtured as a weapon of Anglo-American policy (Operation Cyclone in Afghanistan) is suppressed. In April the US state department noted that, following Nato’s campaign in 2011, “Libya has become a terrorist safe haven”.
The name of “our” enemy has changed over the years, from communism to Islamism, but generally it is any society independent of western power and occupying strategically useful or resource-rich territory. The leaders of these obstructive nations are usually violently shoved aside, such as the democrats Muhammad Mossedeq in Iran and Salvador Allende in Chile, or they are murdered like Patrice Lumumba in the Congo. All are subjected to a western media campaign of caricature and vilification – think Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez, now Vladimir Putin.
Washington’s role in Ukraine is different only in its implications for the rest of us. For the first time since the Reagan years, the US is threatening to take the world to war. With eastern Europe and the Balkans now military outposts of Nato, the last “buffer state” bordering Russia is being torn apart. We in the west are backing neo-Nazis in a country where Ukrainian Nazis backed Hitler. Having masterminded the coup in February against the democratically elected government in Kiev, Washington’s planned seizure of Russia’s historic, legitimate warm-water naval base in Crimea failed. The Russians defended themselves, as they have done against every threat and invasion from the west for almost a century.
But Nato’s military encirclement has accelerated, along with US-orchestrated attacks on ethnic Russians in Ukraine. If Putin can be provoked into coming to their aid, his pre-ordained “pariah” role will justify a Nato-run guerrilla war that is likely to spill into Russia itself.
Instead, Putin has confounded the war party by seeking an accommodation with Washington and the EU, by withdrawing troops from the Ukrainian border and urging ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine to abandon the weekend’s provocative referendum. These Russian-speaking and bilingual people – a third of Ukraine’s population – have long sought a democratic federation that reflects the country’s ethnic diversity and is both autonomous and independent of Moscow. Most are neither “separatists” nor “rebels” but citizens who want to live securely in their homeland.
Like the ruins of Iraq and Afghanistan, Ukraine has been turned into a CIA theme park – run by CIA director John Brennan in Kiev, with “special units” from the CIA and FBI setting up a “security structure” that oversees savage attacks on those who opposed the February coup. Watch the videos, read the eye-witness reports from the massacre in Odessa this month. Bussed fascist thugs burned the trade union headquarters, killing 41 people trapped inside. Watch the police standing by. A doctor described trying to rescue people, “but I was stopped by pro-Ukrainian Nazi radicals. One of them pushed me away rudely, promising that soon me and other Jews of Odessa are going to meet the same fate… I wonder, why the whole world is keeping silent.”
Russian-speaking Ukrainians are fighting for survival. When Putin announced the withdrawal of Russian troops from the border, the Kiev junta’s defence secretary – a founding member of the fascist Svoboda party – boasted that the attacks on “insurgents” would continue. In Orwellian style, propaganda in the west has inverted this to Moscow “trying to orchestrate conflict and provocation”, according to William Hague. His cynicism is matched by Obama’s grotesque congratulations to the coup junta on its “remarkable restraint” following the Odessa massacre. Illegal and fascist-dominated, the junta is described by Obama as “duly elected”. What matters is not truth, Henry Kissinger once said, but “but what is perceived to be true.”
In the US media the Odessa atrocity has been played down as “murky” and a “tragedy” in which “nationalists” (neo-Nazis) attacked “separatists” (people collecting signatures for a referendum on a federal Ukraine). Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal damned the victims – “Deadly Ukraine Fire Likely Sparked by Rebels, Government Says”. Propaganda in Germany has been pure cold war, with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung warning its readers of Russia’s “undeclared war”. For Germans, it is an invidious irony that Putin is the only leader to condemn the rise of fascism in 21st-century Europe.
A popular truism is that “the world changed” following 9/11. But what has changed? According to the great whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, a silent coup has taken place in Washington and rampant militarism now rules. The Pentagon currently runs “special operations” – secret wars – in 124 countries. At home, rising poverty and hemorrhaging liberty are the historic corollary of a perpetual war state. Add the risk of nuclear war, and the question begs: why do we tolerate this?
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While it is easy to agree with the parts that demonstrate a cold-hearted and cynical view of events in the world. I might somewhat disagree with the notion of some ideologies vs. another. That is just the means by which to perpetrate the injustice.
It is the means by which the “us against “them” is fomented. As demonstrated by the author Eric Arthur Blair using his pen name “George Orwell”. In the novel 1984. Orwell, depicts three countries, or continents, always at war with one another. Which leaves the population ripe for propaganda and control. The “us against them” mentality, if you will?
For me, the true reality is that of an aim, for a fascist one world government. Orchestrated by the supremely wealthy. For power. Forget Russia vs. Amerika or Britain … NATO if you will. The wealthy in Iron Curtain there, are just as much helping it along as here. The bankers, for whom no border exists. They play fast and loose with the ordinary persons in each country. Vilifying and whipping up jingoistic feelings in the populations around the globe. Backing the weapons makers and ensuring they keep the supply coming.
Three hundred years ago Adam Weishaupt laid down the formula. Using a secret society that was mostly exclusive. One that had no allegiance to countries or political leaders. An allegiance only to the brotherhood. If you wanted to rise up within the organization? You had to tithe and do whatever was asked. For those outside; a benign face of charity within society, hid the deeper secrets.
The ultimate aim? Destruction of authority and moral values within society. To be replaced by their own authority that substitutes state, over family. …… Fascism. Once that is accepted, the rest falls into place. Religion, is controlled by state also. Any god not sanctified by state, is torn down. State becomes God.
The blog above, shows how it is being manipulated in the hearts of those who buy into the notion of easily manipulated borders and hatred of others. The war games. It is hard not to get caught up when your friends or family is being killed, or worse.
As long as the personalities of people in the majority, cannot see the illusion. The status quo will remain. We can rail about it until blue in the face. It will not change. Once the people’s attitudes change, we night see a global change for the better? I’m not holding my breath.
I see this planet as, an illusion of demonic forces. Designed to lure us in. To play the game. Our best hope is; live our lives in a way that increases our karmic fortune. To enable our next life to be somewhere else, more benign. As the next age of Satyuga, begins to take hold. Those still here may see a change? I believe so. It’s not going to be tomorrow.
For as this age of Kaliyug has passed it’s zenith. It too will fade away until the next one. People who are born to lust after material wealth. Will always die, leaving it behind. Their families eventually squander it. No matter how strong now, they will leave it behind to rust and wither. The only thing that endures is a peaceful loving heart. Far harder to gain and keep, than any gold.
Thank You Hirundine608.
I agree with your comment that the conflict of ideologies is but part of the New World Order scheme in action. Total central control is their aim. Divide and conquer, come to the “rescue”.
This is being orchestrated in several ways – “peaceful” takeover by debt control; regime change by “rebel” insurgence; friendly takeover by acquiescence from existing governments (eg,.Australia); infiltration per “peace keepers” and NGO’s like health organizations; of course control of, and by, the banking cartel; implementation of controls under the guise of “climate change”; implementation of “smart metering” in the energy and water distribution networks; wars in the name of “democratization” and “saving the people from “dictators; outside control of energy, food and water resources.
Probably all the main mechanisms. Forgot control of the media.
Activities in the pharmaceutical industry are also coming under suspicion as tools being used by the ungodly to control population excesses.
What do you think – am I paranoid or being realistic?
PS. Thanks for the video!
Just because I’m paranoid. Doesn’t mean I’m not being followed. For me, a little paranoia is not a bad thing. For it brings healthy caution. On the other hand as you have pointed out in other places. It has a healthy dose of realism. Cheers, Jamie!