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Parallels between Pre-WWI and Pre-World-War Three | How France and Britain Were Threatened by the German Empire | Part One

One of the oldest currencies in the history of mankind is the British Pound going all the way back to Anglo Saxon times in the 8th Century A.D. “. . . From 760 onward till around 1158, pennies were made from the finest silver that the Crown could get, as opposed to today’s pennies made from copper or metal. The sterling pound (in French: £ivre Sterling), in terms of the word was introduced in 1158 because over 90% of it was made from silver itself. The first gold noble coin was introduced into Britain in 1344. The shilling was introduced in 1487, while a new version of the pound was revealed in 1489. As you can see the changes from the 760 to the 1489 shows how quick currency has evolved as the monarchy asserted itself as the leader of how currency should be used. Gold has always been an important part of British currency history as in this period; it was also used to finance whatever was needed in the country by the aristocracy and the gentry . . .credit: peachy.co.uk

By the end of the 19th century, after Germany finally clobbered France in the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian war, the newly created German Empire started reuniting under Kaiser Wilhelm II’s leadership (1888 to 1918), thus creating an economic threat to globalists empire-hungry Britain and France.  As a reaction to this German-Austrian trade threat aka trade war, Britain, with its Merchandise Marks Act of 1887 gave birth to the “Made in Germany” label. “. . . This label was originally introduced in Britain . . . to mark foreign produce more obviously, as foreign manufactures had been falsely marking inferior goods with the marks of renowned British manufacturing companies and importing them into the United Kingdom. Most of these were found to be originating from Germany, whose government had introduced a protectionist policy to legally prohibit the import of goods in order to build up domestic industry.”

The British Law “Made in Germany” was initially supposed to achieve two things:

  1. Stamp imported German products as third rated and of inferior quality
  2. Promote “British Craftsmanship” to British citizenry 

___Screen Shot 08-17-17 at 04.01 PMbbbToday, very few Germans acknowledge the fact that Germany owes their world renowned “Made in Germany” stamp of quality, which initially was intended as a stamp of third-rateness, to Britain.  By the late 19th century, Britain was becoming an industrial cul-de-sac or a business dwarf compared to the newly created German Empire and its 1882 Triple Alliance with Austria and Italy.

It was the German economy that threatened Britain and France prior to the start of World War One and certainly not the other way around as French and British history books would like us to believe. It was Britain that was becoming a bankrupt “World Empire” as British Gold supplies (British Pound backed up by Gold until 1914) were melting like snow in the sun, to the profit of Germany’s economy, which became a threat to Britain.   

It is worth noticing that Britain had enjoyed a British Pound, first backed up by silver and later on by gold until the gold standards were removed first time in 1914.  By the end of the 19th century, Britain’s economy was going from bad to worse, forced to borrow from its Central Bank to finance a much needed war that was supposed, as Winston Churchill would later on say during World War One, ” [to] smash the strength of the German people once and for all.”

Due to late nineteen century inequality of trade between Britain and the new kid around the block Germany, Britain was losing much of its gold. thus threatening the British Empire to its very core. Why did Britain and France, via the Dictate of Versailles, claimed 132 billion gold marks  (USD 450 billion in today’s dollars) from Germany? Gold Marks: not paper money as issued by the Bank of England established in 1694. Britain’s five centuries of ongoing wars with France, from the Hundred Years War in 1337 to the 1815 Napoleonic wars, had already left major scars on its economy.  

Anti-Germanistic feelings have often been expressed by duplicitous France but also hypocritical Britain. “Even today, American and British media concentrates what scant attention it bestows on anything German almost completely from a negative perspective until the point where the very word “German” is synonymous with ‘bad.’ German historical figures of greatness are rarely mentioned or their contributions are ignored, “misappropriated” or minimized. We are subjected to hundreds of dated British serials and sit-coms on public television which obsess about evil ‘Germans.'” Source: www.revisionist.net

Let’s take a quick look at the British Automobile industry. Is there such a thing? Where are the fine “Made in Britain” Automobiles such as Daimler Benz, BMW (Bayerische Motor Werke), Audi, Volkswagen (VW) and Porsche? Where do we find “Made in England” craftsmanship in this 21st century?

Pre-WWI Britain became so fearful of the German Empire that its elite planned its utter destruction. Outrageous right? Well let Geopolitical News remind you of renowned World War I and II veteran and co-conspirator of the Lusitania’s sinking (Part One and Part Two) by the Germans: Winston Churchill’s quote on the Germans:  

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It is worth remembering that by the 1880’s, the newly create German Empire had caught up with the wealth of Britain, the 19th Century Industrial Revolution leader, to even surpass British steel production and the length of Britain’s railroad tracks. The German navy, thanks to the creation of its Imperial Navy started challenging the British one, thus the manufacturing of one of the world’s fastest sailing vessels at that time: the RMS Lusitania. Later on, the British navy transformed its RMS Lusitania into a warship that would end up being sunk by a German submarine near the coast of Ireland on May the seventh of 1915 (Part One and Part Two.)

Similar to Pre-WWI Britain and France struggling with their economies and threatened by industrial German powerhouse, London, Paris and Washington are again losing their industrial and financial footing; not only towards China (manufacturing most Western goods) and Russia (exporting raw materials) but also towards industrious and thrifty Germany. 

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The US Dollar, which became the world reserve currency after the 1944 Bretton Woods Agreements is dying of a slow death as reflected by international crude oil prices.

The Petrodollar was introduced by the US to the Saudis in 1974 following an oil crisis induced a year earlier by U.S. Envoy Henry Kissinger with the quadrupling of oil prices from three US Dollar to twelve US Dollar a barrel.

(to be continued…)

Bruno Gebarski for Geopolitical News

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U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | Oligarchs and Neocons’ Feudalistic Power Grab (Part Six)

There is a special breed of international financiers whose success typically is built upon certain character traits. Those include cold objectivity, immunity to patriotism, and indifference to the human condition. That profile is the basis for proposing a theoretical strategy, called the Rothschild Formula, which motivates such men to propel governments into war for the profits they yield… As long as the mechanism of central banking exists, it will be to such men an irresistible temptation to convert debt into perpetual war and war into perpetual debt.”        

  —G. Edward Griffin | Author of “The Creature from Jekyll Island

People, governments and economies of all nations must serve the needs of multinational banks and corporations.” 

—Zbigniew Brzezinski | Author of “The Grand Chessboard

Geopoliticalnews suggests a review of Part One, Part Two, Part Three of our series on “U.S. exceptionalism and its global terror management.” This alleged 21st century U.S. exceptionalism, Part Four and Part Five, doctrine is perfectly sustained by a the resurgence of virulent brand of neocon propaganda spewed by major U.S. newspapers with its goons and stooges: Part Four and Part Five.

We saw how this swaggering super-arrogant superpower, cowboys-on-steroids, imperialist U.S.A. continues to spread its “gospel of democracy”, mostly with coup d’états and wars (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Ukraine, to name just a few) and defend its fiat currency: USD, EUR, GBP and YEN system against the rising alternative offered by the BRICS, China’s SCO, AIIB, the new Shanghai Gold Exchange, the Financial Future Exchange (CFFEX), the CIPS, and the (Chinese) Renminbi, which entered the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on October 1st of 2016. We reviewed the neocon financial tools: Quantitative Easing (QE) “to infinity” and derivative products such as Credit Default Swaps (CDS) as a way of kicking the financial can down the road and saw how ECB, FED, BOE and BOJ Central Banks destroy capital for the sake of bailing out the too-big-to-jail financial institutions.

As Dr. Stephen J. Sniegoski writes in: Transparent Cabal: The Neoconservative agenda, War in the Middle East, and the National Interest of Israel: “It was only the traumatic effects of the 9/11 terrorism that enabled the agenda of the neocons to become the policy of the United States of America.”

Where is the judicial foundation of all those U.S.-wars and coup d’états? Was the U.S., Britain or France threatened by Libya? What’s the heck were France (with its French President neocon Sarkozy) and Britain doing bombing Libya? Why were France and Britain meddling in Africa’s richest country and attacking its sovereignty instead of minding their own business and rebuilding their crumbling road-infrastructure or reducing their astronomic public debts, both in excess of two billion Euro?

What is Germany doing bombing Syria with the US-Allies and supporting the Empire of Chaos’ neocon imperialistic agenda instead of protecting the sovereignty of its own German territory? Where is the balance between the executive, legislative and judicial branches with its system of checks and balances? How could Angela Merkel have overstepped the judicial raison d’être of the German constitution to open Germany’s borders on September the 4th of 2015? Did Merkel consult with her government? Did Merkel democratically ask the German People?

How about the 9/11 hijacking of the U.S. Democracy? Shouldn’t have the legislative branch of the U.S government, represented by Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate, been active? How come the U.S. Congress did not impeach the Bushes, Clinton’s and alleged Kenyan Squatter in Chief himself for drug trafficking and/or war crimes? Could not these be the signs of a resurging “democratic totalitarianism” just about to transform itself into outright fascism? Are we becoming a dystopian society?  Remember Henry Gouroux’s observation on oligarchy aka plutocracy and kleptocracy? 

The western world has being taken captive by oligarchs, plutocrats and kleptocrats represented by key cartel groups ruling the world of finances and business: We could call them the profiteering beneficiaries who can be easily classified in seven different industrial cartels: Finance, Media, Energy, Military, Pharmacy, Chemy and food:

1. Finance cartel

  • World Bank | USA
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) | USA
  • The Institute for the Works of Religion | Vatican Bank | Italy
  • Bank of International  Settlements (BIS) | Switzerland
  • Private Federal Reserve Bank (FED) | USA
  • Bank of England (BOE) | Britain
  • European Central Bank (ECB) | Germany
  • Bank of Japan (BOJ) | Japan
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co. | USA
  • Goldman Sachs | USA
  • Citigroup Inc | USA
  • Wells Fargo & Co. | USA
  • Bank of America | USA
  • BNP Paribas | France
  • Deutsche Bank | Germany

2. Media cartel

  • Google | USA | USD 74.64 billion
  • Walt Disney | USA | USD 52.46 billion
  • Comcast | USA | USD 75.51 billion
  • 21st Century Fox | USA | USD 28.99 billion
  • Facebook | USA | USD 17.93 billion
  • Bertelsmann | Germany | USD 17.14 billion
  • Viacom | USA | USD 13.27 billion
  • CBS | USA | USD 13.89 billion
  • Baidu | China | USD 66.4 billion
  • News Corp | USA | USD 33.7 billion

___geopolitics_part-6_7-sisters-energy-cartel_023. Energy cartel: “Seven Sisters” which became the Super Majors

4. Military cartel:

  • Lockheed Martin | USA
  • Boeing | USA
  • BAE Systems | UK
  • Raytheon | USA
  • General Dynamics | USA
  • Northrop Grumman | USA
  • Airbus Group | FRA & GER | EU

5. Pharmacy cartel

  • Johnson & Johnson | USA | ÚSD 70.07 billion
  • Novartix | Switzerland | USD 49.4 billion
  • Roche | Switzerland| CHF 48.14 billion
  • Pfizer | USA | USD 48.85 billion
  • Sanofi | France | EUR 37.05 billion
  • Merck Group | Germany | EUR 11.36 billion
  • Glaxo Smith Kline; GSK | Britain | GBP 23.92 billion  

6. Chemy cartel

  • BASF | Germany | USD 78.70 billion
  • Dow Chemical | USA | USD 58.2 billion
  • Sinopec | China | USD 58 billion
  • SABIC | Saudi Arabia | USD 43.3 billion
  • Exxon Mobil | USA | USD 38.2 billion
  • Formosa Plastics | Taiwan | USD 37.1 billion
  • Lyondell Basell Industries | USA | USD 34.8 billion
  • DuPont| USA | USD 29.9 billion
  • Ineos | Switzerland | USD 54 billion
  • Bayer | Germany | USD 28.1 billion

___geopolitics_part-6_10-larges-food-biz7. Food cartel

  • Nestlé | Switzerland | CHF 88.8 billion
  • Pepsi Co. | USA | USD 63.06 billion
  • Unilever | Britain and Netherlands | EUR 53.27 billion
  • Coca Cola | USA | USD 44.29 billion
  • Mars | USA | USD 33 billion
  • Mondelēz | USA | USD 29.6 billion
  • Danone | France | EUR 22.41 billion
  • General Mills | USA | USD 16.6 billion
  • Kellogg’s | USA| USD 14.8 billion
  • Associated British Foods | Britain | GBP 12.8 billion

Bruno Gebarski

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Sixteen Reasons why the United States of America has become a Third World Country

I have been wrestling with the fact that the U.S.A could have already become a Third World Nation:

—Hollyweird movies and entertainment (incidentally being bought by China)
____geopolitics_p_mansantooa—GMO Genetically Modified Organism Export poisoning (India)
—Systematic Destruction of U.S. Middle Class
—23-24% unemployment: According U.S. John Williams’ Shadowstats.com
—U.S. plants outsourced and replaced by import mainly from Asia: China and Europe
—Washington fascist neocon régime established since 911 coup d’état
Corrupt Republican and Democratic Washington cesspool
Rigged U.S. presidential 2016 elections
—Money Printing (QE), Zimbabwe style
—Bond fraud: via former bond fraud master Lolita Express-Bill Clinton, the Federal Reserve banksters and Wall Street Banks
Large U.S. Banks liquidity upheld via narcotic money laundering: Afghanistan |  Wells Fargo/Wachovia and the Mexican Drug Cartel
_____geopolitics_p_tppb—Currency warfare with China & Russia (BRICS) but also with Europe especially Germany: VW
—Systematic destruction of Central Europe: Particularly with the migration weapon used against Germany & Austria
_____geopolitics_p_middleeast_qatar-turkey-gaslineaWars & Coup d’états to uphold the USD currency reserve status—Syrian war to stop the Shiite Iran-Iraq-Syrian-Europe pipeline controlled by Russia (Gazprom) & China in favor of the Qatar-Saudi-Jordan-Turkey Sunnite U.S. controlled route towards Europe
U.S. coup d’état and war in Ukraine to hinder a geopolitical rapprochement between Germany & Russia: Stratfor: George Friedman geopolitical think tank.

_____geopolitics_p_ttip_tpp_ceta_tisaTPP, TTIP, CETA and TISA aka U.S. fascist trade agreements forced down the throat of Asian, European & South American countries
—War-mongering via NATO (and its illegitimate expansion) to provoke Russia into WWIII

If you are now wondering, I do not wrestle anymore.

Bruno P. Gebarski

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U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | Preemptive Strike & Neocons Mainstream Media Propaganda (Part Four)

In Part One, Part Two and Part Three of this series, we saw how the U.S. has become the Unipolar geopolitical Hegemon of our 21st Century although threatened by regional powers China and Russia. We compared conservatives and neoconservatives policies and observed how the military doctrine of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) has been replaced by the post 9/11 neocon belief of “preemptive strike.”

geopolitics_f_noam-chomsky-german-political-culture_1Growing up in France in the early 70’s, I often listened to La Voix de la Russie (The Voice of Russia) and its daily spew of communist propaganda that I found amusing. Why? Because my family comes from Poland: Mom and Dad (born in Grenoble and Paris) had both Polish Parents. I once recall a radio-guest being asked about “allegedshootings and deaths of German Democratic Republic (GDR) citizens being caught trying to escape to the West. The GDR official replied: “This is Western Propaganda, the Berlin Wall is here to ‘protect’ GDR citizens from Westerners trying to ‘enter illegally’ into the German Democratic Republic (sic).”

What is actually atypical and preposterous is the fact that things have literally turned around one hundred per cent.  Similar to the former Soviet Union times, I am convinced that a new breed of propaganda has emerged: But this time, it comes from the West! Just like in the 70’s and 80’s the old Soviet Union was trying to “protect and defend” its crumbling empire, today’s Empire of Chaos (U.S., Britain and EU) is upholding its too-big-to-fail aka too-big-to-jail institutions via private Central Banks: FED, BOE, ECB and BOJ and a full array of financial policies, products and dicey skims:

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Jacob Rothschild admits:

“The six months under review have seen [private central] bankers continuing what is surely the greatest experiment in monetary policy in the history of the whole world. We are therefore in uncharted waters and it is impossible to predict the unintended consequences of very low interest rates…” (see also here and here)

Witnessing how NATO has transformed itself, from a former Cold War defensive-asset into a war mongering neocon terror organization, one may just wonder at its horrific 78-day Serbian ethnic cleansing undertook in 1999 via the targeting of white Christian Serbs who did not pose any threat to Yugoslavia or NATO allies whatsoever.

During an interview by Andy Clark with Noam Chomsky, at the Amsterdam Forum on the 18th of December 2005:”Terror and Iraq“, Chomsky replied: “. . . [A]lthough every sane person knows that [oil] was the reason, if Iraq had been producing pickles and lettuce, would they have been invaded? I mean, let’s be serious. Of course it’s oil.” It was a calling for U.S. President George Walker Bush and Britain’s Prime Minister Anthony Charles Lynton (Tony) Blair‘s “Messianic Mission” too, Chomsky went on to say: “Bring democracy to Iraq and immediately everyone had to leap on the democratization bandwagon and it began to be described as the most noble war in history and so on and so forth.

And indeed, the mainstream media hogwash went on to spew even more neocon propaganda extraordinaire. I do apologize to my readers for this brief linguistic lesson but ordinär in German comes from the French ordinaire. “Extra-ordinär” then would mean “extra-vulgar” and/or “extra-offensive, which would very well describe the inaccuracy, falsehood and deceit of the three following statements:

___screen-shot-09-19-16-at-06-31-am“This is an extraordinary achievement, (15:19) nearly nine years in the making. And today, we remember everything that you did to make it possible. … (32:35) Years from now, your legacy will endure. In the names of your fallen comrades etched on headstones at Arlington and the quiet memorials across our country. In the whispered words of admiration as you march in parades, and in the freedom of our children and grandchildren. And in the quiet of night, you will recall that your heart was once touched by fire. You will know that you answered when your country called; you served a cause greater than yourselves. You helped forge a just and lasting peace with Iraq, and among all nations. I could not be prouder of you, and America could not be prouder of you. God bless you all, God bless your families, and God bless the United States of America.” —U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama | December 14, 2011 | Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA

*William Blum concludes: “”Does Mr. [Barack Hussein] Obama, the Peace Laureate, believe the words that come out of his mouth? Barack H. Obama believes only in being the president of the United States. It is the only strong belief the man holds. But freedom has indeed reigned — for the great multinationals to extract everything they can from Iraq’s resources and labor without the hindrance of [Iraqi] public interest laws, environmental regulations, or worker protections.” (emphasis Geopoliticalnews)

*Blum, William. “3.” America’s Deadliest Export Democracy: The Truth about US Foreign Policy and Everything Else. Cape Town: Best Red, 2013. p60. Print.

Let’s conclude briefly with the Iraq death toll and honor the Dads and Moms who are still mourning and grieving for the lost of their sons and daughters: Fathers and Mothers who have been given the U.S. Flag, as badge of honor, for having traded the lives of their kids: Potential children of God created in God’s Own Image: Genesis 1:26.

Bruno Gebarski

 

Additional Reading:

  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy (Part One)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy (Part Two)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | September 11th 2001 and the Rise of U.S. Neocons (Part Three)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | Preemptive Strike & Neocons Mainstream Media Propaganda (Part Four)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | Preemptive Strike & Neocons Mainstream Media Propaganda (Part Five: in progress)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | U.S.-NATO Serbian Genocide (Part Six: planned)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | Iraq the War for Oil and Control of the Middle East (Part Seven: planned)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | Iraq the War for OIL and Control of the Middle East (Part Eight: planned)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Guest Article: “Trump’s Anti-Interventionism – Neocons Hate It As Anti-War Left Comes Around”

Original Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-22/trumps-anti-interventionism-neocons-hate-it-anti-war-left-comes-around

Submitted by John Walsh via LewRockwell.com,

Until recently the progressive mind has been resolutely closed and stubbornly frozen in place against all things Trump.

But cracks are appearing in the ice.  With increasing frequency over the last few months, some of the most thoughtful left and progressive figures have begun to speak favorably of aspects of Trump’s foreign policy.  Let us hear from these heretics, among them William Greider, Glen Ford, John Pilger, Jean Bricmont, Stephen F. Cohen and William Blum.  Their words are not to be construed as “endorsements,” but rather an acknowledgment of Trump’s anti-interventionist views, the impact those views are having and the alternative he poses to Hillary Clinton in the current electoral contest.

First, let’s consider the estimable William Greider, a regular contributor to The Nation and author of Secrets of the Temple.  He titled a recent article for the Nation, “Donald Trump Could be The Military Industrial Complex’s Worst Nightmare: The Republican Front Runner is Against Nation Building.  Imagine That.” 

Greider’s article is brief, and I recommend reading every precious word of it.  Here is but one quote: “Trump has, in his usual unvarnished manner, kicked open the door to an important and fundamental foreign-policy debate.”  And here is a passage from Trump’s interview with the Washington Post that Greider chooses to quote:

“‘I watched as we built schools in Iraq and they’d be blown up,’ Trump told the editors.  ‘And we’d build another one and it would get blown up. And we would rebuild it three times. And yet we can’t build a school in Brooklyn.… at what point do you say hey, we have to take care of ourselves. So, you know, I know the outer world exists and I’ll be very cognizant of that but at the same time, our country is disintegrating, large sections of it, especially in the inner cities.'”

Trump talks about building infrastructure for the inner cities, especially better schools for African American children, rather than bombing people of color halfway around the world!  That is hardly racism.  And it is not how the mainstream media wants us to think of The Donald.

Next, Glen Ford, the eloquent radical Left executive editor of Black Agenda Report, a superb and widely read outlet, penned an article in March 2016, with the following title: “Trump Way to the Left of Clinton on Foreign Policy – In Fact, He’s Damn Near Anti-Empire.” Ford’s piece is well worth reading in its entirety; here are just a few quotes :

“Trump has rejected the whole gamut of U.S. imperial war rationales, from FDR straight through to the present.”

 

“If Trump’s tens of millions of white, so-called ‘Middle American’ followers stick by him, it will utterly shatter the prevailing assumption that the American public favors maintenance of U.S. empire by military means.”

 

“Trump shows no interest in ‘spreading democracy,’ like George W. Bush, or assuming a responsibility to ‘protect’ other peoples from their own governments, like Barack Obama and his political twin, Hillary Clinton.”

 

“It is sad beyond measure that the near-extinction of independent Black politics has placed African Americans in the most untenable position imaginable at this critical moment: in the Hillary Clinton camp.

Next, let’s turn to John Pilger, the Left wing Australian journalist and documentary film maker who has been writing about Western foreign policy with unimpeachable accuracy and wisdom since the Vietnam War era.   Here are some of his comments on Trump:

“..Donald Trump is being presented (by the mass media) as a lunatic, a fascist.  He is certainly odious; but he is also a media hate figure.  That alone should arouse our skepticism.”

 

“Trump’s views on migration are grotesque, but no more grotesque than those of David Cameron. It is not Trump who is the Great Deporter from the United States, but the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Barack Obama.”

 

“In 1947, a series of National Security Council directives described the paramount aim of American foreign policy as ‘a world substantially made over in [America’s] own image’.  The ideology was messianic Americanism. We were all Americans. Or else. …”

 

“Donald Trump is a symptom of this, but he is also a maverick. He says the invasion of Iraq was a crime; he doesn’t want to go to war with Russia and China. The danger to the rest of us is not Trump, but Hillary Clinton. She is no maverick. She embodies the resilience and violence of a system whose vaunted ‘exceptionalism’ is totalitarian with an occasional liberal face.

The money quote is: “The danger to the rest of us is not Trump, but Hillary Clinton.”  When Pilger submitted his article to the “progressive” magazine Truthout, this sentence was deleted, censored as he reported, along with a few of the surrounding sentences.  Such censorship had not been imposed on Pilger by Truthout ever before.  Truthout’s commitment to free speech apparently has limits in the case of The Donald versus Hillary, rather severe ones.  So one must read even the progressive press with some skepticism when it comes to Trump.

Trump has also been noticed by the Left in Europe, notably by the sharp minded Jean Bricmont, physicist and author of Humanitarian Imperialism who writes here:

 

(Trump) “is the first major political figure to call for ‘America First’ meaning non-interventionism.  He not only denounces the trillions of dollars spent in wars, deplores the dead and wounded American soldiers, but also speaks of the Iraqi victims of a war launched by a Republican President. He does so to a Republican public and manages to win its support. He denounces the empire of US military bases, claiming to prefer to build schools here in the United States. He wants good relations with Russia. He observes that the militarist policies pursued for decades have caused the United States to be hated throughout the world. He calls Sarkozy a criminal who should be judged for his role in Libya. Another advantage of Trump: he is detested by the neoconservatives, who are the main architects of the present disaster.”

And then there is Stephen F. Cohen, contributing editor for The Nation and Professor Emeritus of Russian History at Princeton and NYU.  Cohen makes the point that Trump, alone among the presidential candidates, has raised five urgent and fundamental questions, which all other candidates in the major parties have either scorned or more frequently ignored. The five questions all call into question the interventionist warlike stance of the US for the past 20 plus years. Cohen enumerates the questions here, thus:

“Should the United States always be the world’s leader and policeman?

 

“What is NATO’s proper mission today, 25 years after the end of the Soviet Union and when international terrorism is the main threat to the West?

 

“Why does Washington repeatedly pursue a policy of regime change, in Iraq, Libya, possibly in Ukraine, and now in Damascus, even though it always ends in “disaster”?

 

“Why is the United States treating Putin’s Russia as an enemy and not as a security partner?

 

“And should US nuclear weapons doctrine include a no-first use pledge, which it does not?”

Cohen comments in detail on these questions here. Whatever one may think of the answers Trump has provided to the five questions, there is no doubt that he alone among the presidential candidates has raised them – and that in itself is an important contribution.

At this point, I mention my own piece, which appeared late last year.  Entitled “Who is the Arch Racist, Hillary or The Donald”?  Like Cohen’s pieces, it finds merit with the Trump foreign policy in the context of posing a question.

Finally, let us turn to Bill Blum, who wrote an article entitled, “American Exceptionalism and the Election Made in Hell (Or Why I’d Vote for Trump Over Hillary).”  Again there is little doubt about the stance of Blum, who is the author of Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II, a scholarly compendium, which Noam Chomsky calls “Far and away the best book on the topic.”

Blum begins his piece:

“If the American presidential election winds up with Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump, and my passport is confiscated, and I’m somehow FORCED to choose one or the other, or I’m PAID to do so, paid well … I would vote for Trump.”

 

“My main concern is foreign policy. American foreign policy is the greatest threat to world peace, prosperity, and the environment. And when it comes to foreign policy, Hillary Clinton is an unholy disaster. From Iraq and Syria to Libya and Honduras the world is a much worse place because of her; so much so that I’d call her a war criminal who should be prosecuted.”

And he concludes:

“He (Trump) calls Iraq ‘a complete disaster’, condemning not only George W. Bush but the neocons who surrounded him. ‘They lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction and there were none. And they knew there were none. There were no weapons of mass destruction.’ He even questions the idea that ‘Bush kept us safe’, and adds that ‘Whether you like Saddam or not, he used to kill terrorists’.”

“Yes, he’s personally obnoxious. I’d have a very hard time being his friend. Who cares?”

I conclude with Blum’s words because they are most pertinent to our present situation.  The world is living through a perilous time when the likes of the neocons and Hillary Clinton could lead us into a nuclear Armageddon with their belligerence toward Russia and their militaristic confrontation with China.

The reality is that we are faced with a choice between Clinton and Trump, a choice which informs much of the above commentary.  Survival is at stake and we must consider survival first if our judgments are to be sane.

Original Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-22/trumps-anti-interventionism-neocons-hate-it-anti-war-left-comes-around

Submitted by John Walsh via LewRockwell.com

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U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy (Part One)

“Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” —Sun Tzu, Chinese general, military strategist and philosopher | 544–496 BC

What has happened to U.S. Exceptionalism? Does it still exist? Is 21st Century USA still “The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave?”

“In its classic forms, American Exceptionalism refers to the special character of the United States as a uniquely free nation based on democratic ideals and personal liberty. Sometimes this special character is inferred from the nature of American political institutions founded in the 1776-89 period–the declaration of independence (1776), revolution (1776-83), constitution (1787).” —Ian Tyrrell

Since the December 1991 fall of the Soviet Union (USSR), we have been leaving in a Unipolar World dominated by a resurging Anglo-American Neo-Conservative leadership: One of the many Khazarian Mafia’s extensions assisted by its own private banking center headquartered in the Financial District of the City of London. Looking into history, one could trace the roots of the most nefarious KM: Khazarian Mafia‘s aspiration all the way back to the Babylonian Empire and its pagan worship that has come down in all sorts of secret societies: Freemasonry, Skull and Bones, Illuminati, The Bohemian Grove’s “Cremation of Care ritual“, held every July in the Redwood Forest outside of San Francisco, California USA, in a 2.700-acre (10.92 km²) privately owned summer camp: Part 1 and Part 2.

One could equate September 11. 2001 to the termination of U.S. democracy as established by the Founding Fathers of the United States of America with its Fourth of July 1776 Declaration of Independence: Thanks to an egregious synthetic terrorist neocon coup d’état on its own American Citizenry.

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Since 911, Washington’s worldwide neo conservative destabilization mission is ongoing. “Exceptionalistan” as shrewdly coined by international Brazilian geopolitical analyst Pepe Escobar or the “Empire of Chaos” to-do-list is endless: Kosovo, Afghanistan (FBI cocaine trafficking via Incirlik Turkey and Ramstein Germany NATO airbases), Iraq, Egypt, Iran, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, Macedonia, Georgia, Russia, Venezuela, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Kyrgyzstan part of the soon to be destabilized Eurasian Balkan. In the name of U.S. Unipolar World hegemony: “Color revolutions would never be enough; [US] Exceptionalistan is always on the lookout for major strategic upgrades capable of ensuring perpetual Empire of Chaos hegemony,” Pepe Escobar goes on to say.

___screen-shot-09-07-16-at-06-244-pmHowever, this Anglo-American financial Unipolar World, as we’ve known it since post-WWII 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, is under threat.

BRICS, SCO, AIIB, China’s New Shanghai Gold Exchange, China Financial Future Exchange (CFFEX) and CIPS are all menacing the Anglo-American fiat money USD hegemony (including GBP, EUR and YEN) re-established in 1971, when President Richard Nixon, following General de Gaulle demanding French gold back from the Federal Reserve, unilaterally ended the convertibility of US Dollars to Gold.

Washington’s neocon headquarters have since transformed the United States of America into the world’s largest Terror State, a country which is using God’s blessings promised to Abraham to attack innocent nations (Libya, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Syria to name just a few) on behalf of its Khazarian Neocon Mafia with/via the deployment of synthetic terror, creating new enemies who then must be attacked by the “official” U.S. Pentagon army. All this is being done to allegedly “stop terrorism” and bring “freedom and democracy” to the Middle East and Africa: pure neocon “national socialist” propaganda that reminds us of Third Reich National Sozialismus’ (Nazi). In other words, Neo Conservatism (neocon) is a political euphemistic jargon synonym of Third Reich’sNational Sozialismusor in English: National Socialism.

__usa_f_isis-daesh-terrorism_01For the sake of maintaining its fiat financial USD Unipolar Leadership Status, “Exceptionalistan” is ready to implement whatever nefarious methodology is necessary: Even if terror has to be applied on its own citizenry and snuff out three thousands human lives like it did on September 11th of 2001. A fictitious “terrorist” enemy had just been created out of nothing. After the birth of this new breed of synthetic terrorism, destabilization of whatever country that dared to threaten U.S. and Western geopolitical and geo-financial interests would follow:

  • Iraq: as Sadam Hussein announced in 2000 that Iraqi oil would be traded in EUR instead of USD
  • Libya: as Gaddafi planned to introduce a gold Dinar and thus had to be removed

Initiative such as the BRICS’ and Russia’s De-Dollarization of the world economy is dangerous and taken by the Anglo-American neocons very seriously. As Gerald Celente at Trendsresearch says: “Do you think we [The USA] would be in Iraq if its major export was broccoli?”

Among others, the neo-cons’ methodologies include:

  • Deployment of synthetic terror: New York, September 11. 2001 | Madrid, March 11. 2004 | London July 7. 2005 | Paris November 13. 2015 | Nice 14. July 2016 | Munich July 23. 2016
  • Manufactured wars (Iraq, Libya, Syria, Ukraine)
  • US-Pentagon “official” army fighting CIA narcotic financed Langley mercenaries (ISIS, ISIL, IS, Al Qaeda, Daesh, Al Nusra, Al Nustra, The Islamic State)
  • Color revolutions (Egypt 2008 “Arab Spring” thanks to newly 2006 created social media technology via Twitter propaganda
  • NGOs such as Freedom House innocuously founded in 1941 by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Weapons of Mass Migration: Germany and Austria being hit the hardest since September 4th 2015
  • Dīvide et īmpera: “divide and conquer” strategy creating ongoing chaos

Western citizenry is to the most part oblivious to what is happening. Main Stream Mass Media Propaganda is crucial in upholding the Western ignorance of a compliant and acquiescent sheeple who has been taken captive by a neocon “liberalism” aimed at enslaving its citizens and destroying the God-ordained family structure, which remains the foundation of a functioning and healthy society.

The Washington rogue régime has turned the table of good and evil upside down: We only have the Word of God left to properly qualify or summarize the level of nefariousness these fascist neocons are inflicting upon their victims. Christof Hörstel from newly created Deutsche Mitte (German Middle) qualifies it as “The Global Chaos Management of the U.S. Government.”

Let’s conclude the indictment of this present nefarious ruling “establishment” and take heed to the wise Words of Almighty God via His (Minor) Prophet Habakkuk:

  • Hab 2:6  Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!
  • Hab 2:7  Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them?
  • Hab 2:8  Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men’s blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein. (KJV: King James Version of the Bible)  

Bruno Gebarski

Additional Reading:

  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy (Part One)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy (Part Two)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | September 11th 2001 and the Rise of U.S. Neocons (Part Three)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | Preemptive Strike & Neocons Mainstream Media Propaganda (Part Four)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | Oligarchy and Neocons Destructive Agenda (Part Five)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | Oligarchy and Neocons Destructive Agenda (Part Six: coming soon)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | U.S.-NATO Serbian Genocide (Part Seven: planned)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | Iraq the War for Oil and Control of the Middle East (Part Eight: planned)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | Iraq the War for OIL and Control of the Middle East (Part Nine: planned)

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How the USA Created Al-Qaeda and the ISIS Terror Group

Incisive article originally published by GR in September 2014.  Terror attacks or mass shootings allegedly perpetrated by the ISIS [IS, ISIL, Al Qaeda, Al Nustra, Daesh, The Islamist State] the question that should be asked: who are the State sponsors of  Al Qaeda and ISIS?  (M.Ch. GR Editor).
Geopolitics_F_Wordle_01“Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region.  The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history.
The CIA first aligned itself with extremist Islam during the Cold War era. Back then, America saw the world in rather simple terms:
  • On one side, the Soviet Union and Third World nationalism, which America regarded as a Soviet tool;
  • On the other side, Western nations and militant political Islam, which America considered an ally in the struggle against the Soviet Union.
The director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan, General William Odom recently remarked, ‘by any measure the U.S. has long used terrorism. In 1978-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version they produced, the lawyers said the U.S. would be in violation.'”
__USA_F_ISIS-DAESH-Terrorism_01During the 1970′s the CIA used the Muslim Brotherhood [A Nazi Fascist group who already had very close ties to the German Third Reich] in Egypt as a barrier, both to thwart Soviet expansion and prevent the spread of Marxist ideology [the very reason why the Khazarian Mafia hired Adolf Hitler in the 1930’s to stop the spread of communism they themselves had exported to Russia via the Bolshevik Revolution] among the Arab masses. The United States also openly supported Sarekat Islam against Sukarno in Indonesia, and supported the Jamaat-e-Islami terror group against Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in Pakistan. Last but certainly not least, there is Al Qaeda.
Al Qaeda a U.S. database of thousands of Islamist extremists
Lest we forget, the CIA gave birth to Osama Bin Laden and breastfed his organization during the 1980′s. Former British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, told the House of Commons that Al Qaeda was unquestionably a product of Western intelligence agencies. Mr. Cook explained that Al Qaeda, which literally means an abbreviation of “the database” in Arabic, was originally the computer database of the thousands of Islamist extremists, who were trained by the CIA and funded by the Saudis, in order to defeat the Russians in Afghanistan.
__USA_F_ISIS-DAESH-Terrorism_02America’s relationship with Al Qaeda has always been a love-hate affair. Depending on whether a particular Al Qaeda terrorist group in a given region furthers American interests or not, the U.S. State Department either funds or aggressively targets that terrorist group. Even as American foreign policy makers claim to oppose Muslim extremism, they knowingly foment it as a weapon of foreign policy. The Islamic State is its latest weapon that, much like Al Qaeda, is certainly backfiring. ISIS recently rose to international prominence after its thugs began beheading American journalists. Now the terrorist group controls an area the size of the United Kingdom.
In order to understand why the Islamic State has grown and flourished so quickly, one has to take a look at the organization’s American-backed roots. The 2003 American invasion and occupation of Iraq created the pre-conditions for radical Sunni groups, like ISIS, to take root. America, rather unwisely, destroyed Saddam Hussein’s secular state machinery and replaced it with a predominantly Shiite administration. The U.S. occupation caused vast unemployment in Sunni areas, by rejecting socialism and closing down factories in the naive hope that the magical hand of the free market would create jobs. Under the new U.S.-backed Shiite regime, working class Sunni’s lost hundreds of thousands of jobs. Unlike the white Afrikaners in South Africa, who were allowed to keep their wealth after regime change, upper class Sunni’s were systematically dispossessed of their assets and lost their political influence. Rather than promoting religious integration and unity,
American policy in Iraq exacerbated sectarian divisions and created a fertile breading ground for Sunni discontent, from which Al Qaeda in Iraq took root.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) used to have a different name: Al Qaeda in Iraq. After 2010 the group re-branded and refocused its efforts on Syria.
There are essentially three wars being waged in Syria:
  • One between the government and the rebels
  • Another between Iran and Saudi Arabia
  • And yet another between America and Russia
__USA_F_ISIS-DAESH-TerrorismIt is this third, neo-Cold War battle that made U.S. foreign policy makers decide to take the risk of arming Islamist rebels in Syria, because Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, is a key Russian ally. Rather embarrassingly, many of these Syrian rebels have now turned out to be ISIS thugs, who are openly brandishing American-made M16 Assault rifles.

America’s Middle East policy revolves around oil and Israel. The invasion of Iraq has partially satisfied Washington’s thirst for oil, but ongoing air strikes in Syria and economic sanctions on Iran have everything to do with Israel. The goal is to deprive Israel’s neighboring enemies, Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Palestine’s Hamas, of crucial Syrian and Iranian support.

ISIS is not merely an instrument of terror used by America to topple the Syrian government; it is also used to put pressure on Iran.

The last time Iran invaded another nation was in 1738. Since independence in 1776, the U.S. has been engaged in over 53 military invasions and expeditions. Despite what the Western media’s war cries would have you believe, Iran is clearly not the threat to regional security, Washington is. An Intelligence Report published in 2012, endorsed by all sixteen U.S. intelligence agencies, confirms that Iran ended its nuclear weapons program in 2003. Truth is, any Iranian nuclear ambition, real or imagined, is as a result of American hostility towards Iran, and not the other way around.

America is using ISIS in three ways:
  • To attack its enemies in the Middle East,
  • To serve as a pretext for U.S. military intervention abroad,
  • And at home to foment a manufactured domestic threat, used to justify the unprecedented expansion of invasive domestic surveillance.
By rapidly increasing both government secrecy and surveillance, Mr. Obama’s government is increasing its power to watch its citizens, while diminishing its citizens’ power to watch their government. Terrorism is an excuse to justify mass surveillance, in preparation for mass revoltThe so-called “War on Terror” should be seen for what it really is: a pretext for maintaining a dangerously oversized U.S. military. The two most powerful groups in the U.S. foreign policy establishment are:
  • The Israel lobby, which directs U.S. Middle East policy
  • The Military-Industrial-Complex, which profits from the former group’s actions
Geopolitics_F_Wordle_02Since George W. Bush declared the “War on Terror” in October 2001, it has cost the American taxpayer approximately 6.6 trillion dollars and thousands of fallen sons and daughters; but, the wars have also raked in billions of dollars for Washington’s military elite. In fact, more than seventy American companies and individuals have won up to $27 billion in contracts for work in postwar Iraq and Afghanistan over the last three years, according to a recent study by the Center for Public Integrity. According to the study, nearly 75 per cent of these private companies had employees or board members, who either served in, or had close ties to, the executive branch of the Republican and Democratic administrations, members of Congress, or the highest levels of the military.
In 1997, a U.S. Department of Defense report stated, “the data show a strong correlation between U.S. involvement abroad and an increase in terrorist attacks against the U.S.” Truth is, the only way America can win the “War On Terror” is if it stops giving terrorists the motivation and the resources to attack America. Terrorism is the symptom; American imperialism in the Middle East is the cancer.
Put simply, the War on Terror is terrorism; only, it is conducted on a much larger scale by people with jets and missiles.

arikai Chengu is a research scholar at Harvard University. Contact him on garikai.chengu@gmail.com | Follow Garikai Chengu on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/ChenguGold

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