"Since 9/11, Everything About The Status Quo's Decision-Making Has Been Irrational And Dangerous"

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Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

But in the years they were getting started, a key component of ISIS’s support came from wealthy individuals in the Arab Gulf States of Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Sometimes the support came with the tacit nod of approval from those regimes; often, it took advantage of poor money laundering protections in those states, according to officials, experts, and leaders of the Syrian opposition, which is fighting ISIS as well as the regime.


“Everybody knows the money is going through Kuwait and that it’s coming from the Arab Gulf,” said Andrew Tabler, senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Studies. “Kuwait’s banking system and its money changers have long been a huge problem because they are a major conduit for money to extremist groups in Syria and now Iraq.”


Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been publicly accusing Saudi Arabia and Qatar of funding ISIS for months. Several reports have detailed how private Gulf funding to various Syrian rebel groups has splintered the Syrian opposition and paved the way for the rise of groups like ISIS and others.


- From the excellent Daily Beast article, America’s Allies Are Funding ISIS

The world is a very complicated place, and the Middle East is a particularly difficult region to try to get your head around. Between decades of colonialism, gigantic oil reserves, governments that are essentially feudal kingdoms, and the never-ending and always shifting Western government propaganda that often changes the targets of demonization on a whim, it’s no wonder people are so confused.


I’m not writing this post proclaiming to be an expert on the region, nor am I saying I have all of the answers. What I am trying to do is give my perspective based on what I have seen so far, and more importantly, ask readers to ask their own set of questions.


What is happening is very bad, and it is the direct result of the idiotic children calling the foreign policy shots in Washington D.C. Ever since 9/11, everything about the status quo’s decision making has been irrational and dangerous. From the haphazard and ill-conceived wars abroad, to the decimation of the Bill of Rights at home. We need to reign these sociopaths in and change direction immediately. What is happening in Iraq is just further proof that the current Republican/Democrat crony power structure running things needs to swept away for good, never to return.

I could go all the way back to George W. Bush’s completely irresponsible, insane and inhumane invasion of Iraq in 2003 to set the stage, but in the interest of brevity, I’ll start with the recent call to war in Syria. It was that conflict, and Saudi Arabia’s aggressive push to get us involved on the side of al-Qaeda, that really made see the geopolitical dynamics in the Middle East in a different light.

In case you forgot, the Obama Administration seemed bizarrely eager to intervene in Syria on the side of al-Qaeda (yes, the same group we have destroyed the Constitution to defeat) right off the bat. Of course, the Democrat war hawks would never admit that our allies in this conflict were al-Qaeda, but due to the alternative media, this reality was quickly exposed. I wrote several articles on the subject, the first all the way back in December 2012, almost a year before the war drums really started beating, titled: Why is the U.S. Allied with Al Qaeda in Syria? I wrote:

I have made comments about this on many occasions over the past several months, as even mainstream media outlets have covered the fact that our allies, the “Syrian rebels,” actually have a large “Al Qaeda” element to them (whatever the hell that means).


To me this is just further proof that our foreign policy is a complete joke, run by a bunch of insane chicken hawks in Washington D.C.

Then at the height of government propaganda in September 2013, I published a piece titled: Meet the Rebels. In it I wrote:

This Syrian civil war is extremely sad and tragic, but it has become abundantly clear that there are no “good guys” when it comes to the main factions fighting. The idea that we would provide aid to a side that is allied with al-Qaeda, the terrorist group used to justify the destruction of civil liberties domestically, is beyond absurd.


As we see from today’s New York Times article, these rebel factions are not fighting for peace or democracy, but more often than not for simple bloodthirsty revenge. Some of the factions are actively trying to form an Islamist state, while others are calling for the extermination of an entire group of people based solely on the fact they are part of a particular religious group, the Alawites.

Ultimately, alternative media was able to spread the truth about our “terrorist” allies in Syria, and we were able to prevent another war. However, this is where it got really strange for me. I noticed that the Saudis were infuriated with the U.S. for not getting involved on the side of al-Qaeda. A little to furious in fact. This is when I started to speculate that al-Qaeda is quite likely a state-sponsored terrorist group, potentially run by Saudi Arabia itself. So in other words, could al-Qaeda have a similar relationship to the Saudi royal family that Hezbollah has to Iran? Certainly seems possible. In December of 2013 I wrote an article titled: Two Congressmen Push for Release of 28-Page Document Showing Saudi Involvement in 9/11. I wrote:

I have publicly questioned the official story of 9/11 for many years. Of course, I’ve never claimed to know exactly what happened on that fateful day, but I’ve maintained that the official story stinks to high heaven. I always found it beyond bizarre that the U.S. launched a war against Iraq following the terrorist attacks, yet never really questioned the potential (and obvious) Saudi involvement, despite the glaring fact that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens.


Saudi suspicion crept even further into my mind following their anger at the U.S. for not going to war in Syria, in what now seems likely to have been a Saudi provocation to begin with.


Disturbingly, it appears the highest levels of the Bush Administration knew all too well about such a link and intentionally covered it up. The Obama Administration continues the coverup. The Saudi link is made clear in a 28-page, redacted classified document from 2002, which has now been seen by two Congressmen who were “absolutely shocked” by what they read. They are now leading a campaign to have these documents released and we must all support their efforts.

So with that already in my mind, now we see that al-Qaeda is making moves in Iraq. If you think that this is some ragtag bunch of extremists that suddenly emerged from caves, you might be a moron. These groups clearly have state(s) backing. So which states are backing them? The UK Independent came out with an article on June 12 titled, Iraq crisis: Sunni caliphate has been bankrolled by Saudi Arabia. In it we learn that:

So after the grotesquerie of the Taliban and Osama bin Laden and 15 of the 19 suicide killers of 9/11, meet Saudi Arabia’s latest monstrous contribution to world history: the Islamist Sunni caliphate of Iraq and the Levant, conquerors of Mosul and Tikrit – and Raqqa in Syria – and possibly Baghdad, and the ultimate humiliators of Bush and Obama.


From Aleppo in northern Syria almost to the Iraqi-Iranian border, the jihadists of Isis and sundry other groupuscules paid by the Saudi Wahhabis – and by Kuwaiti oligarchs – now rule thousands of square miles.


Apart from Saudi Arabia’s role in this catastrophe, what other stories are to be hidden from us in the coming days and weeks? The story of Iraq and the story of Syria are the same – politically, militarily and journalistically: two leaders, one Shia, the other Alawite, fighting for the existence of their regimes against the power of a growing Sunni Muslim international army.


While the Americans support the wretched Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his elected Shia government in Iraq, the same Americans still demand the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad of Syria and his regime, even though both leaders are now brothers-in-arms against the victors of Mosul and Tikrit.


No one will care now how many hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been slaughtered since 2003 because of the fantasies of Bush and Blair. These two men destroyed Saddam’s regime to make the world safe and declared that Iraq was part of a titanic battle against “Islamofascism”. Well, they lost. Remember that the Americans captured and recaptured Mosul to crush the power of Islamist fighters. They fought for Fallujah twice. And both cities have now been lost again to the Islamists. The armies of Bush and Blair have long gone home, declaring victory.


Under Obama, Saudi Arabia will continue to be treated as a friendly “moderate” in the Arab world, even though its royal family is founded upon the Wahhabist convictions of the Sunni Islamists in Syria and Iraq – and even though millions of its dollars are arming those same fighters. Thus does Saudi power both feed the monster in the deserts of Syria and Iraq and cosy up to the Western powers that protect it.

The Daily Beast followed this article up two days later with the piece, America’s Allies Are Funding ISIS. In that article we learn that:

The extremist group that is threatening the existence of the Iraqi state was built and grown for years with the help of elite donors from American supposed allies in the Persian Gulf region. There, the threat of Iran, Assad, and the Sunni-Shiite sectarian war trumps the U.S. goal of stability and moderation in the region.


It’s an ironic twist, especially for donors in Kuwait (who, to be fair, back a wide variety of militias). ISIS has aligned itself with remnants of the Baathist regime once led by Saddam Hussein. Back in 1990, the U.S. attacked Iraq in order to liberate Kuwait from Hussein’s clutches. Now Kuwait is helping the rise of his successors.


As ISIS takes over town after town in Iraq, they are acquiring money and supplies including American made vehicles, arms, and ammunition. The group reportedly scored $430 million this week when they looted the main bank in Mosul. They reportedly now have a stream of steady income sources, including from selling oil in the Northern Syrian regions they control, sometimes directly to the Assad regime.


But in the years they were getting started, a key component of ISIS’s support came from wealthy individuals in the Arab Gulf States of Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Sometimes the support came with the tacit nod of approval from those regimes; often, it took advantage of poor money laundering protections in those states, according to officials, experts, and leaders of the Syrian opposition, which is fighting ISIS as well as the regime.


“Everybody knows the money is going through Kuwait and that it’s coming from the Arab Gulf,” said Andrew Tabler, senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Studies. “Kuwait’s banking system and its money changers have long been a huge problem because they are a major conduit for money to extremist groups in Syria and now Iraq.”


Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been publicly accusing Saudi Arabia and Qatar of funding ISIS for months. Several reports have detailed how private Gulf funding to various Syrian rebel groups has splintered the Syrian opposition and paved the way for the rise of groups like ISIS and others.


Gulf donors support ISIS, the Syrian branch of al Qaeda called the al Nusrah Front, and other Islamic groups fighting on the ground in Syria because they feel an obligation to protect Sunnis suffering under the atrocities of the Assad regime. Many of these backers don’t trust or like the American backed moderate opposition, which the West has refused to provide significant arms to.


When confronted with the problem, Gulf leaders often justify allowing their Salafi constituents to fund Syrian extremist groups by pointing back to what they see as a failed U.S. policy in Syria and a loss of credibility after President Obama reneged on his pledge to strike Assad after the regime used chemical weapons.

There we go. More evidence the Saudis were probably behind the chemical attacks in Syria, and now they are making a more aggressive play in Iraq.

That’s what Prince Bandar bin Sultan, head of Saudi intelligence since 2012 and former Saudi ambassador in Washington, reportedly told Secretary of State John Kerry when Kerry pressed him on Saudi financing of extremist groups earlier this year. Saudi Arabia has retaken a leadership role in past months guiding help to the Syrian armed rebels, displacing Qatar, which was seen as supporting some of the worst of the worst organizations on the ground.

Now here is where things get downright surreal. The United States government is actually considering an alliance with Iran to stop al-Qaeda’s (Saudis) advance in Iraq. Yes, the nation that the USSA has spent the last several decades demonizing as the incarnation of Lucifer is potentially about to become a U.S. ally. The BBC reported that:

Washington is considering direct talks with Iran on the security situation in Iraq, a US official has told the BBC. 


The move comes as US President Barack Obama weighs up options on action to take in Iraq.


While the US and Iran are old adversaries, both have an interest in curbing the growing threat posed by ISIS and both are considering military support to the Iraqi government, says the BBC’s Rajini Vaidyanathan in Washington. 


The US is said to be considering direct discussions with Tehran which could even take place as early as this week. 


The USS George HW Bush aircraft carrier is already being deployed to the Gulf, accompanied by two more warships. But Washington says no US troops will be deployed on the ground.

Well, it appears Iran is already one step ahead of the U.S. For example, the Guardian reported that: 

Iran has sent 2,000 advance troops to Iraq in the past 48 hours to help tackle a jihadist insurgency, a senior Iraqi official has told the Guardian. 


The confirmation comes as the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, said Iran was ready to support Iraq from the mortal threat fast spreading through the country, while the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, called on citizens to take up arms in their country’s defense.


The Iraqi official said 1,500 basiji forces had crossed the border into the town of Khanaqin, in Diyala province, in central Iraq on Friday, while another 500 had entered the Badra Jassan area in Wasat province overnight.


The Guardian confirmed on Friday that Major General Qassem Suleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force, had arrived in Baghdad to oversee the defence of the capital.


The volunteers signing up were responding to a call by Iraq’s most revered Shia cleric, the Iranian-born grand ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, to defend their country after Isis seized Mosul and Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit in a lightning advance this week. Samarra is now the next town in the Islamists’ path to Baghdad.

So think about all of this. We face an almost impossible foreign policy choice in Iraq at the moment, particularly from a U.S. government propaganda standpoint. We can do nothing and allow insane, barbaric Sunni religious radicals take over huge sections of Syria and Iraq, or we can form an alliance with the nation government propagandists have spent decades demonizing to several generations.

So in the course of less than a year, the Obama Administration has proposed an alliance with al-Qaeda in Syria and now an alliance with Iran to fight those very same forces.

As the always excellent Martin Armstrong put it:

ISIS is becoming a proto-state that is its own sovereign entity in the mind of its forces. The brutal brand of Shariah law enforced by ISIS includes beheadings and amputations. It appears that they are turning away from trying to overthrow Syria and instead are just carving out a new country from both Iraq and Syria.


While the official story has been attributing their funding to the seizure of banks, this does not explain their arms to seize the banks. That funding came from the USA and Saudi Arabia. This is the bread-dead foreign policy that is coming back in spades. The more people play demigod with power grabs and manipulations, the greater the chaos they are creating that will only set up forces that will confront the very people who have funded such groups.

Indeed, based on this map, it does seem that al-Qaeda (Saudi) is forming a new state that spans Syria and Iraq:Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 12.15.52 PM

This is what happens when you have inept, sociopathic children running a global empire.

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Pinto Currency's picture



If you look at post 911 decisions made in terms of an agenda as opposed to strategic response to immediate circumstances, it begins to make a lot more sense.

jbvtme's picture

the zio's need to complete their world dominion before their currency (usd) collapses

ILLILLILLI's picture

The chocolate ration has been INCREASED to twenty grams...

dreadnaught's picture

I think its about time we round up all the NeoCON-aritists and......for the good of the USA....of the World

Uncle Remus's picture

Open season, any method, no bag limit.

sushi's picture

So, so glad we spent 25 billion training the Iraqi army.

BigJim's picture

You mean, the Chinese spent 25 billion training the Iraqi army, don't you?

Cliff Claven Cheers's picture

Exactly we borrow 40 to 50 cents on every dollar.  Easy come easy go.

kowalli's picture

mission ...restarted Iraq 3.0

yellowsub's picture

Terrists are everywhere, support the waor!

MilwaukeeMark's picture

"Keep you friends close, but keep your enemies closer."
Apparently the Saudi's took Don Vito's advice to heart.

wizardofOZ's picture

The Fall of Iraq - What You Aren't Being Told




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BREAKING: A Jabhat al-Nusra Commander in Damascus, 'Shakir ash-Shami' has pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State pic.twitter.com/MYia3R3cIy




Jabhat al-Nusra = al CIAda syria







JuliaS's picture

This deserves to be a front page article.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

As some ZH blogger posted earlier today, WW3 has started already.  These are just the war-by-proxy exploratory thrusts (a la movie Zulu), where the purpose is to asses the enemy's strengths, weaknesses and willingness to make mistakes or blunders.

Plan, hedge and prepare accordingly. 

p.s. I can't believe Mrs Kirk wants to buy a fu****g house.  And she's in the FIRE (Finance, RE, Insurance) business.  Drink much Kool Aid?  Unbelievable.  Scotty, how's that goddam Transporter coming along?


JustUsChickensHere's picture

Ak.  hedge accordingly ....  as I said WWIII started a while ago.

One other thing worth contemplating.  Everyone that is awake is also predicting an epic global crash. The theoritical underpinnings are well argued, but as is usually acknowledged, no one can predict what the triggering event will be or when it will happen.

That event will cause a cascading collapse of the current, overly fragile system.  An avalanche started by a snowflake.

I agree. But I suggest that the snowflake has already fallen. The avalanche has already started... but it has yet to become an obvious impending onrush of death.   If you listen carefully, you can just hear the odd rumble in the distance..  that is my contention any way.

JuliaS's picture

My bets are on an attempt against Putin. He's a force not to be reckoned with, and it sompletely irreplaceable. He's young, by political standards and is in good health. As long as he remains in power, the West will have to tip-toe around the biggest country on the planet. Add China into the equation and you're dealing with an Orwellian war, only for real.

China, though, is almost ready to implode under its own wait. Perhaps the west is waiting for the right moment to strike - for the country to be weakened from within. I bet the CIA has an itchy trigger finger for sending American-branded democracy into that part of the world. Together Russi and China are undefeatable. If one is in disarray and the other's beheaded, then we're talking business.

War is business and the vultures are circling... Alliances are forming and eventually the split in interests will cause a war. Oil still-haves vs. oil already-have nots. We've already gathered our "Axis" under one roof - it's Russia, China, Syria, Korea.

India... haven't heard much about them in a long while. They've practically disappeared off the geopolitical arena. They are a big chess piece, but where does their allegiance lie? I just don't know. Could be one of them "unwatched kettles". Things always blow up where you least expect them.

kchrisc's picture

Israel must and will get their pipeline.

All else is, well, doesn't concern them.


"My guillotine is kosher."

ILLILLILLI's picture

What the Zionist wants, the Zionist takes.

Reaper's picture

The great delusion is that those wearing any particular robe in government are competent masterminds, rather than political hacks. Governments reward and promote the obedient, who long ago rose above their level of incompetence. Name one lawyer who became honest, competent, or just, after donning black judicial robes. Which system of credentials informed us about a Socrates, or an Edison or told us that Einstein without an advanced degree would describe relativity? Did the presidency improve Obama's or Bush's mental powers?

All government decisions are for political ends and/or to cover-up malfeasances. All you can do is hope they randomly pick the best option and/or abandon hope and self-protect.

TheReplacement's picture

Could that be a buffer zone against Iran in the event the Saudi's ever unleash their fairly well dressed military on Syria? 

Since Iraq appears to be switching sides does that mean the Saudi's might be also switching, or going sort of solo?

Who benefits from this, Russia, China, or the US?  The biggest apparent loser seems to be US.  Huh.

The_Prisoner's picture

Hillary says she wanted to arm "moderate" Syrian rebels.


America, salute your next president. Sieg Heil!


I Write Code's picture

You said:

What is happening is very bad, and it is the direct result of the idiotic children calling the foreign policy shots in Washington D.C. Ever since 9/11, everything about the status quo’s decision making has been irrational and dangerous.

With all due respect, some of those idiotic children wear rags on their heads.

Clearly we could have reacted more effectively, but even so it was going to be dangerous, there were no safe roads ahead.

But at least I agree, until they have major regime change in Iran, they are targets, not allies.

swmnguy's picture

These ISIS guys are doing exactly what we want them to do.  They've been slaughtering Syrians to force Assad to crack down, which Assad will likely over-do, which will sap his popularity and authority internally, opening the way to some sort of coup down the road.  A classic application of terrrorism, as in Algeria in the 1950s, etc.

Now, by rampaging through Shi'ite majority Iraq, they'll force Maliki to abuse the Sunnis and Kurds even more, which will isolate him, and force him to rely openly on Iran.  If Iran can be dragged into a ruthless guerilla war, so much the better.  The divisions between sects and ethnicities can be turned into chasms.

Iraq was never a state before and certainly isn't a nation now.  The Shi'ite parts should probably be part of Iran, or independent.  The Kurds, spanning all the countries in that area, should have their own state.  And the Sunnis should have their own independent state, or be annexed to Saudi Arabia or Jordan. 

And of course, what this blood-soaked chaos really does is stoke the coals of the noxious smoldering dumpster fire we've left on the doorstep of Iran and Russia, to go along with the one we've left bordering Pakistan, Russia and China, the one we've left bordering Chad, Niger, Egypt, Algeria and the European South, and so on. 

The great thing about having horrific chaos be your objective is that you can be completely incompetent and it works even better than if you had a great plan and followed it.  And this keeps all those vital resources off the market until the nation with the biggest military and ability to project force globally (Hint: there's only one such nation) decides those resources should come into play.  And creating chaos along resource shipment routes give exquisite leverage on all concerned; witness how unleashing some neo-Nazi soccer hooligans has put Uncle Sam's boot on both Europe's and Russia's throat.

It's such a great strategy even this claque of horrifying clowns can pull it off, and the worse they screw it up, the better it works.

joego1's picture

Great article. It nails the current chaos down perfectly.

Clueless1's picture

Didn't the Empire want to bomb Syria a few months ago?  Now a threat emerges from Syria (to be fair, ISIS/ISIL has been on the march in Iraq for months).  So the Empire targets the threat, the threat withdraws back into Syria and then the Empire gets the approval required to move its forces across the border and bomb the shit out of everything, AKA Libya 2.0.


No wonder Iran is calling dibs on Baghdad and upping the anti-Saudi rhetoric.  They're covering their ass in case their defence pact with Syria gets triggered.  I'm trying to make sense of this nonsense.  No doubt the truth is far more absurd than I can imagine.


If any good comes from this, at least the Kurds have improved their chances of getting their own state. 

ThroxxOfVron's picture

It is regime change in Saudi Arabia that will be the most stunning.

What is to be unleashed when the royal house arrests, and repressions of the wahabbist fanatics, ends; -will shock the World.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture
"Since 9/11, Everything About The Status Quo's Decision-Making Has Been Irrational And Dangerous"...

I've come to the conclusion that a "9/11" happened... 50 years ago with the murder of a sitting United States President... 49 years ago with the narrative and pretext that started the Vietnam war in the Gulf of Tonkin... 24 years ago with the narrative and pretext to contain a leader that was on the U.S. payroll for more than 20 years that wanted what the one(s) in Iran, Vietnam, and everywhere else the U.S. footprint has been since we took over in 1945 -to be left alone, autonomous in making their own decisions without foreign intervention.

9/11 was simply the long awaited jolt towards total containment and force dominance that they were afraid to exercise 20, 30, 40, 50 years earlier for obvious reasons... 1) The Americans who once had a brain, knew their rights have slowly but surely given up 2) Mutually assured destruction really is a bitch when it gets rollin.  No matter how good you may think you are it always has unitended consequences.  Now because of all those decades of reckless spending for wars of choice and off shoring of U.S. jobs that repeatedly have bankrupted us we will finally be a captive audience to the sociopaths main event to see how well all the toyz in the attic that we've allowed ourselves to pay for finally work!

Only this time "like 9/11" they won't just be using them on helpless men, women and children in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia, they will be using it right here at home as well because as most of us already know, we are a commodity that's too expensive for anyone else to use either at home or abroad...     Because when you have the type of power these guys have been allowed to have for this long something sooner or later makes you snap when you don't get the things you want -when you want it Even when the situation and mess you've created is your own fault!

God damn if this nation of "sheeple" didn't make that transformation a total and complete success for the "1%" that own more of it then they ever have!

Radical Marijuana's picture

Yes, Son of Captain Nemo, my research into the 9/11 issues has also led me to conclude that there appears to be an historical thread of causality between the successful assassination of President Kennedy, and the ability to successfully execute the inside job, false flag attacks on the spectacular scale of the events on 9/11/2001.

My basic attitudes trace back to the oldest book on The Art of War, which started by saying that success in warfare is based on deceits, and ended by saying that spies are the most important soldiers. There has been NO "beginning" to the biggest bullies and their bullshit social stories. However, there are various symbolic episodes which can be perceived as significant turning points, like the assassination of President Kennedy and 9/11.

It is not apparent to me how a nation of Zombie Sheeple ever had any realistic way to prevent themselves from becoming controlled by the best organized gangs of criminals, persistently applying the methods of organized crime to take control over the political processes. Everything became based on the ability to back up lies with violence, which never could make those lies become true, but only make the society that was controlled by those increasingly enormous lies become more insane.

Those paradoxes are profound! Nothing has changed. EXCEPT, technologies have become trillions of times more powerful and capable. THAT is the source of how and why the established social pyramid systems, based on lies, backed by violence, becoming legalized lies backed by legalized violence, are irrational and dangerous to the point where our whole civilization has become quite criminally insane.

NihilistZero's picture

Radical Marijuana and Son of Captain Nemo, you both remind me of how frightened I was after seeing JFK at 12 years old.  Thought it was a fucking horror movie.  Now with the knowledge and perspective of today I don't think I was far off.  Michael Myers, Freddy and Jason have nothing on these sadistic mad men.

I sincerely hope that they do not snuff out the light of humanity.  Technology has brought us so close to so many wonders of the universe.  To have these psychopaths enslave or destroy our kind before we reach our potential as a species would be tragic.

Uncle Remus's picture

Third Gulag from the Sun. Even the fictional Riddick couldn't escape.


The stars have beckoned to us since the beginning. That we are still stuck here is the crime of the species.

29.5 hours's picture



I can't say that I agree that U.S. domestic and foreign policy decisions are being made by irrational or incompetent people. I believe they are quite rational and competent. They are doing what they intend to do in a deliberate way. Their actions are best explained by realizing they are enemies of the American people and enemies of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. They have been consistent in this.





ijunk's picture

What's important is that we act immediately, otherwise we're going to have World War 2: "Nuclear Style"...


navy62802's picture

Take a breath. Step back for a second and re-evaluate. The Middle East is simply seeking a natural balance. The path from here to "natural balance" is going to be paved with blood. This is the price that our world today is paying for the colonial exploits of yester-year and boundaries that were arbitrarily drawn when the colonial powers withdrew. These people must fight it out and come to some sort of stasis on their own. They must find their own way into the future; otherwise, these types of conflicts will continue to flare indefinitely into the future.

Will oil prices climb? Probably. Will gas prices consequently climb? Probably. Will food prices consequently climb? Probably. But I believe that allowing the conflict in the Middle East to play out and ultimately find a natural point of stasis is more important than dealing with a rising cost of living. If we can find a way to push through $6 gas while the Middle East fights, we will secure a stable future for our children. If we intervene, we simply perpetuate the instability in that region and ensure that our children will face the same troubles that we do today.

Oldwood's picture

and what natural balance do you suppose will exist with the rule of potentially a huge land mass with pure terror. And what of the growing radical islam in the rest of the world, from africa to russia, from the US to China. I think this is a disease that could ravage the world.

but maybe its just jews, and Islam is truly a religion of peace (once in heaven with 72 virgin young boys)

NihilistZero's picture

I'm sure CrashIs Optomistic will diagree, but how's about we build a sustainable energy economy based on hydrogen, nuclear, etc and let the towel heads slaughter each other over their bullshit superstitions unabated???

Oil is a rersource that requires massive real estate control for production and transport.  As we all know real estate control is the most direct form of rent seeking.  Rent revenue is bankster power personified.  I have read NOTHING (and I'm open to data to the contrary) that tells me we couldn't be driving thorium cars with 100 year power cells or be refueling hydrogen vehicles at local stations.



Uncle Remus's picture


bullshit superstitions


Bohemian Grove. You're talking about Bohemian grove.

pipes's picture

You're (mostly) right of course...insofar as the premise goes.


Problem is, the premise does not include the reality that our (US) prosperity, security, or independence is anathema to TPTB.


As far as your energy solutions go, i would argue nukes are in no way sustainable - economically or logistically, and with adequate effort elsewhere, they need not even be an arguing point (except of course on the subject of how we deal with the already existing mess).

NihilistZero's picture

Research Thorium dude.  I've read quite a few articles on it.  Can't say I'm an expert but the conseusus is it's viable and plentiful with very little environmental impact upon disposal.  And I still haven't read anything against Hydrogen that economies of scale coiuldn't overcome.

Over.  6.  Trillion.  Dollars.  What could we have accomplished if Iraq and QE money was spent solely on energy development?  We might have the whole west coast powered by Nuclear Fusion by now...

hootowl's picture

We should bomb/sabotage all the transshipment points, pipelines, and refineries for Saudi and the other mideastern players oil.......and keep our own and Canadian oil for domestic use.

Iran may soon attack the Saudi oil ports and refineries anyway.  They are historical and religious enemies and should enjoy destroying each other with religious fervor.

America and Europe should encourage as many domestic muscum as they can to go and throw themselves into the fray as fodder for the beheaders.

A good foreign policy would be to arm them and set them onto each other, eliminating thousands upon thousands of savage muscums and exhausting their supply of youth and treasure killing each other.  Maybe the Chinese could even be dragged into the fray for a decade or two.

Petrodollar be damned.


Uncle Remus's picture


keep our own and Canadian oil for domestic use


Big Oil won't like that.

pipes's picture

"Sorting out" is exactly what would happen, if left to their own devices.


But that is not what TPTB want. Nor do they a want a stable future for our children.



Westcoastliberal's picture

I still say Cheney is pulling the strings from "Site R".  The neo-cons don't "get" the difference between Sunni and Shiate, because to them it doesn't matter.  They're laser focused on 1 world government and these "tribal" matters seem to be a trivial detour.

kellycriterion's picture

Expert? Why would anyone need to be an expert?

1. Huge sums of money
2. Mucho weapons
3. And most of all the ability to apparently operate under the radar of US, European, Israeli spookocracies who have enough assets to sniff every Arabs butt. Three teens go missing and Israel can assign blame the next day.

Now who fits those qualifications? Finland? They've been awfully quiet lately, too quiet.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Not to be flippant or glib for what is an exceptional article, and please forgive my levity, but...

This chart above reminds me of a star map of our Local Group (star cluster) of galaxies.  It's a "cluster", alright. 

p.s. Hate to admit it, but life would be better under the Borg than the Neocon NWO globalists running the show in DC, Tel Aviv and Riyadh.  Will the damn BRICS kill the Petro-dollar already, please?  Either it dies or they do.  There is NO middle ground, no Alternate Ending.

shouldvekilledthem's picture

Don't you all love freedom and rainbow shitting unicorns?

merchantratereview's picture

So children did 911? Confusing.