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All of the Countries which the U.S. “Regime Changed” – Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya – Have Descended into Brutal Chaos

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Quantifying the Effects of Regime Change

Since 2001, the U.S. has undertaken regime change in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.

All 3 countries are now in chaos … and extremists are more in control than ever.

Iraq

In Iraq, hardcore Islamic jihadis known as ISIS have taken over much of the country – shown in red as the new “Islamic State” or self-described caliphate – using captured American weapons:

http://heavyeditorial.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/territorial_control_of_the_isis-svg.png?w=640&h=489

USA Today notes: “Iraq is already splitting into three states“.

Christians are being rounded up and killed, and Christian leaders in Iraq say the end of Christianity in Iraq is “very near”. But as we documented in 2012, Saddam Hussein – for all his faults – was a secular leader who tolerated Christians.

Libya

Libya has also descended into absolute chaos.   We reported in 2012:

Al Qaeda is now largely in control of Libya.  Indeed, Al Qaeda flags were flown over the Benghazi courthouse once Gaddafi was toppled.

(This is – again – in contrast to toleration of Christians under Gadaffi.)

The Guardian noted in March:

According to Amnesty International, the “mounting curbs on freedom of expression are threatening the rights Libyans sought to gain“. A repressive Gaddafi-era law has been amended to criminalise any insults to officials or the general national congress (the interim parliament). One journalist, Amara al-Khattabi, was put on trial for alleging corruption among judges. Satellite television stations deemed critical of the authorities have been banned, one station has been attacked with rocket-propelled grenades, and journalists have been assassinated.

 

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Ever since the fall of [Gadaffi's] dictatorship, there have been stories of black Libyans being treated en masse as Gaddafi loyalists and attacked. In a savage act of collective punishment, 35,000 people were driven out of Tawergha in retaliation for the brutal siege of the anti-Gaddafi stronghold of Misrata. The town was trashed and its inhabitants have been left in what human rights organisations are calling “deplorable conditions” in a Tripoli refugee camp. Such forced removals continue elsewhere. Thousands have been arbitrarily detained without any pretence of due process; and judges, prosecutors, lawyers and witnesses have been attacked or even killed. Libya’s first post-Gaddafi prosecutor general, Abdulaziz Al-Hassadi, was assassinated in the town of Derna last month.

 

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When residents of Benghazi – the heartland of the revolution – protested against militia rule in June last year, 32 people were killed in what became known as “Black Saturday”. In another protest in Tripoli last November, 46 died and 500 were injured.

Under militia rule, Libya is beginning to disintegrate. Last summer forces under the command of the warlord Ibrahim Jadran took control of eastern oil terminals …. These forces which hijacked a oil tanker this month, prompting threats from Libya’s prime minister that it would be bombed until US forces captured it this weekend. Clashes have broken out in Jadran’s home town of Ajdabiya. In painful echoes of Iraq’s nightmare, a car bomb exploded at a Benghazi military base last week and killed at least eight soldiers, and Libya’s main airport was shut on Friday after a bomb exploded on its runway.

 

One of the great perversities of the so-called war on terror is that fundamentalist Islamist forces have flourished as a direct consequence of it. Libya is no exception, even though such movements often have little popular support. The Muslim Brotherhood and other elements are better organised than many of their rivals, helping to remove the prime minister, push through legislation, and establish alliances with opportunistic militias.

 

Ominously, Libya’s chaos is spilling across the region. The country is awash with up to 15 million rifles and other weapons, and a report by the UN panel of experts this month found that “Libya has become a primary source of illicit weapons“. These arms are fuelling chaos in 14 countries, including Somalia, the Central African Republic, Nigeria and Niger.

 

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There is a real prospect of the country collapsing into civil war or even breaking up. Unless there are negotiated settlements to its multiple problems, Libya will surely continue its descent into mayhem, and the region could be dragged into the mire with it.

 

No wonder western governments and journalists who hailed the success of this intervention are so silent. But here are the consequences of their war, and they must take responsibility for them.

28-year CIA veteran Paul Pillar – who rose to be one of the agency’s top analysts – wrote in May:

Just when one might have thought the mess in Libya could not have gotten worse, it has.

 

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Saudi Arabia and several other Arab states have evacuated their diplomats from Libya, the United States is preparing for possible evacuation of U.S. personnel, and the country appears on the brink of a larger civil war.

 

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Those in Libya closest to being called secular liberals seem to be associated with military officers of the old regime.

 

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The intervention already has negatively affected U.S. interests, particularly in providing a disincentive to other regimes to do what Gaddafi did in negotiating an end to involvement in terrorism and an end to production of unconventional weapons.

And things have only gotten worse since then.

(It should be remembered that the U.S. helped sew the seeds of chaos in several ways.  Not only did we engage in direct military intervention against Gadafi, but also – as confirmed by a group of CIA officersarmed Al Qaeda so that they would help topple Gaddafi.)

Afghanistan

Opium production is at an all-time high under the American occupation of Afghanistan.

And the New York Times reports this week that the Taliban are currently making huge gains in Afghanistan … in some cases expanding even beyond their traditional areas of influence prior to 2001:

The Taliban have found success beyond their traditional strongholds in the rural south and are now dominating territory near crucial highways and cities that surround Kabul, the capital, in strategic provinces like Kapisa and Nangarhar.

U.S. troops are just now leaving, and so the worst may be still to come.  In addition – as we discuss below – the U.S. previously imposed regime change on Afghanistan … and the results were bad.

History Repeats

The U.S. carried out regime change in Iran in 1953 … which led to radicalization in the country. Specifically, the CIA admits that the U.S. overthrew the moderate, suit-and-tie-wearing, Democratically-elected prime minister of Iran in 1953. (He was overthrown because he had nationalized Iran’s oil, which had previously been controlled by BP and other Western oil companies). As part of that action, the CIA admits that it hired Iranians to pose as Communists and stage bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its prime minister.

If the U.S. hadn’t overthrown the moderate Iranian government, the fundamentalist Mullahs would have never taken over. Iran has been known for thousands of years for tolerating Christians and other religious minorities.

Hawks in the U.S. government been pushing for another round of regime change in Iran for decades.

Hillary Clinton and then-president Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser have both admitted on the record that the U.S. previously carried out regime change in Afghanistan in the 1970s by backing Bin Laden and the Mujahadin … the precursor to Al Qaeda.

And look how that turned out.

Syria

The U.S. has heavily backed the Islamic rebels in Syria in an attempt to implement regime change in that country.  The result?

As shown by the map above, they’ve taken a third of the country as part of their “caliphate”

And the jihadis are now busily crucifying, beheading and slitting the throats of Christians. (Yup, Syria was previously known for tolerating Christians.)

Haven’t These Wars Made It Safer at Home?

But haven’t all of these wars made it safer here at home?   Nope … a top Pentagon officials says we’re no safer – and perhaps less safe – after 13 years of war.

As we’ve pointed out for almost a decade, security experts – conservative hawks and liberal doves alike – agree that waging war in the Middle East weakens national security and increases terrorism. See this, this, this, this, this, this and this.

Regime Support

But the U.S. doesn’t always back regime change. Sometimes we work to support regimes …

… Unfortunately, they tend to be some of the most brutal tyrannies on the planet.

Postscript:  We can probably add Ukraine to the list of regime changed countries falling into chaos and murderous extremism, given that:

 

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Wed, 07/30/2014 - 05:02 | 5021561 AnAnonymous
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One could wonder how this 'american' propagandist is going to deal with the lastest reveal, the leaked conversation.

Contrary to the claims made by this 'american' propagandist whose sole ambition is to cover for the 'american' middle class, the US American middle class is extremelly supportive of Israel's destructive effort in Gaza.

Then, cheap shot. Israel leaked a conversation and now Obama, whose plan was not aligned with the desires of his master, the US American middle class, is in damage control operation.

The master has been informed and the servant must bow down.

The question in the first sentence was rhetorical. That 'american' propagandist will do whatever it is necessary to cover up for the US American middle class.

This event is one of these occurrences that make it clear who the boss is in an 'american' society.
This propagandist, though, busy with covering for the 'american' middle class, largely prefer tales like almighty governments, disregarding popular will, and operating through conspiracies, to serve other interests than the 'american' middle class'interests.

Tough luck, the latest leak exposes who the boss's. And the boss is WeThePeople aka the 'american' middle class.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:54 | 5021555 AnAnonymous
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As usual, this 'american' propagandist tries to cover up for the 'american' middle class.

'Americans' commonly think that those types are unable to rule themselves. By providing an image of chaos, the servants to the 'american' middle class (like politicians) have been providing WeThePeople with an image suiting their fantasy. Chaos was part of the goal. As such, the 'american' middle class, the backbone of any civilized society, is given a rationalization of its existence. This is why a middle class exists: to avoid such chaotic situations.

Servants serve their master. And one key part of a servant's job is to flatter their master in a way the master feels a right to rule.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 03:24 | 5021482 3rd Pig
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The whole world had its money stolen, on Sept 11th 2001 at the ‘World Trade Centre Bank’ (The world’s biggest bank, gold vaults included) they just didn’t tell us at the time.

What they should have said was...  from the Pulp Fiction Script.

{Scene One: Diner}

·        Pumpkin:  Everybody be cool this is a robbery...

·        Honey-bunny:  Any of you fucking pigs move... and I’ll execute every mother fucking last one of you...

(*INTRO PULP FICTION MUSIC*)

 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 03:28 | 5021475 kurt
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All this crap is due to America's unflinching adherence to Zioputian policy. The Zioputians first stole the media, then the electioneering process, the intelligence process, now embedded, you might say, in every State Department executive position, and station chief, like Nudelman in Ukraine, e v e r y    p o s i t i o n    o f    i n f l u e n c e, like a powerful dye coloring all that WAS america. It's the many little ropes, like Gulliver, tie the USA into powerlessness before the will of the FREAK Nut and Yahoo and his operatives. How? "Well", to quote Ronnie, we like a good fast-talking schpiel. We're pushovers for people who SEEM to know what they're talking about. Convincing: that's what we like. Couple that with the "long green", cash, mula-geeza. Put a fork in us. We're done.

So, now, on the Eve of Destruction, realise, once and for all, THEY are CARPETBAGGERS who out flim-flammed the Flim Flam Man. We were rural too long. We lost our edge. We've been taken for a ride. The Zioputian was born they day he figured out he could TALK his way out of walking behind a plow all day.

Please understand, Zioputians have high frequency but low bandwidth. They can scream in your face convincing argument on narrow issues. Taken as a whole, however, they CAN'T get the big picture. Example: Palestinians. THEY HAVE NO CLUE, yet, you still follow right over the falls, to the rubicon, to the edge of darkness. YOU are a sucker for fast talkers and confidence actors.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 03:17 | 5021472 kchrisc
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"All of the Countries which the U.S. “Regime Changed” – Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya – Have Descended into Brutal Chaos"

Just the way the CIA and Israel wants it.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:52 | 5021368 dreadnaught
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pray that our souldiers defend our constitution and ignore orders from the Zionist Bankers ....yes i know.....

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:44 | 5021356 Salsipuedes
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Dear America,

You've turned Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, et. al. (it's a very long list but I'm busy) into a living hell.

Maybe you should take a nap honey.

Love,

Mother Nature

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:33 | 5021344 alexcojones
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BTW, George, this quote is for you from Henry David Thoreau.

"How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it."

Written 170 years ago but still apropos today.

 
Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:48 | 5021363 Salsipuedes
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Wasn't that right around when they took the chrome to Stonewall Jackson's dome? "They" being BANKERS. Nothing more, nothing less.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:35 | 5021294 alexcojones
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Imagine all the US soldiers, patriots, Chrsistians, True-Believers, idealists, and enlisted guys like Pat Tillman, who served in the ME.

And now, after returning to the USA, they return as potential "terrorists' by their master CRIMINAL country (DHS, TSA, etc) , while ISIS runs amuck, immigrants storm through the border, etc.

And now these US veterans look back at the chaos They HELPED create and the massive suffering overseas, and the massive $$ debt here at home.

What do think they're thinking?

Long ago another Nobel Peace Prize winner, Henry Kissinger, said: — 'Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.'

Signed: Alex C,

US veteran, living with the guilt for 41 years. No longer supporting the district of criminals.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:50 | 5021279 IronForge
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New American Century. 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:43 | 5021238 Radical Marijuana
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As several comments above stated, it seems to me that this kind of chaos was intended. I tend to believe that what actually happens was what was actually intended to happen. (Jordan Maxwell made that phrase somewhat famous, inside the small circles of alternative views, when discussing the "education" system, & I tend to generalize that.)

In my opinion, it is difficult to tell the difference between where criminal insanity leaves off, and childish superstition begins. As many others have also commented before on Zero Hedge, the end of the following video, linked below, reviews some recent highlights in 2014 about the degree to which the ruling classes appear to believe in the most old-fashion religions. (I tend to extrapolate the views of Rudolf Steiner here, from his last and best book: that the relative ruling classes are able to operate from the most protected environments, and hence, continue to be able to believe in relatively more old-fashioned religions, while those riding out on front, on the cow-catcher of the train of history, tend to be required to become more modernized, or post-modernized regarding their beliefs.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b67OGUsQC44

Flight MH17 - What You're Not Being Told

Some of George Washington's previous articles mentioned how fishy the mainstream media "news" stories were about Flight MH17. Any more broadly and reasonably informed individual is aware that it is TYPICAL for wars to be based on deceits, and to get going due to false flag attacks.  Clearly, all of the "regime change wars" that have happened since 9/11 were wars based on deceits (promoted by the mass media). Therefore, to attempt to understand those historical events better takes one through processes of attempting to understand how our civilization is generally controlled by the MAXIMUM POSSIBLE DECEITS AND FRAUDS, (where it is reasonable to presume that the ruling classes are both criminally insane, as well as childishly superstitious, while the vast majority of the people that they rule over match those traits, since they live within the SAME SYSTEMS.)

For thousands of years, civilization has been controlled by warfare whose successes were based upon deceits backed by destruction, which systems have constantly suffered from greater and greater contradictions, due the inherent paradoxes that successfully controlling civilization with dishonesty backed by violence NEVER makes those lies become true, but rather, drives society as a whole to become more and more criminally insane. (Hence, I REPEAT my view that the ruling classes, and those they rule over, including the controlled opposition groups, are ALL part of the overall established systems, and therefore, SHARE in the same basic criminally insane attitudes, which blend into being childishly superstitious.)

The problems caused by civilization being dominated by enforced frauds are BIGGER than we are currently able to fully comprehend! The industrial revolution, with all of its techno-scientific progress, advancing at exponential rates, has primarily been employed through the established social pyramid systems, in order to become even better at being dishonest, and backing that up with violence, increasing by order of magnitude, after order of magnitude, (where the rulers and those they ruled over both shared in those developments.)

The obvious conclusions were that we are on paths of exponential growth towards grievously overshooting, to then collapse into catastrophic chaos. Since EVERYTHING that society was doing was dominated by systems of Huge Lies, backed by Lots of Violence, through the enforced frauds in the monetary system, backed up by the deceitful death controls in the military system, all of those trends were runaway criminal insanities, which tended to manifest their absurdities as if they were the result of childish superstitions.

Given the degree to which ALL the different players in these historical tragedies share in the same systems of thought, with the different groups all being based on organized lies operating robberies, that are both criminally insane, as well as childishly superstitious, there are no reasonable ways to doubt that the overall trajectory is towards unprecedented human tragedy, as expressed in this over-simplified video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYIZ5H4XjnM

JEWZI NAZRAELI FASCISTRAEL GAZACIDE

Of course, that kind of presentation was the work of another one of the reactionary revolutionaries, who do NOT provide the slightest hint of an awareness of the absolute necessity for there to be some sort of death controls, as central to every other aspect of human ecology, (which is still central to industrial ecology, as well increasingly important to all of the rest of the natural ecology.) After all, it is totally typical for those who oppose the best organized gangs of criminals, who are actually doing deceitful death controls, to never provide any better death controls (which makes perverse sense, since that is practically impossible, but nevertheless, the controlled opposition groups tend to not even admit that basic issue exists at all.)

The REAL path we are on now is towards exponential growth overshooting, which must then collapse into chaos, resulting in death insanities. Since the existing combined money/murder systems operate on the basis of the maximum possible frauds and deceits, while the controlled opposition groups to those established systems are just as intellectually integrated into that as the people operating those systems, there are no other reasonable projections for the future than runaway death insanities, which are being constantly driven towards stampeding themselves into wall of limits, and then bouncing off cliffs, by the debt insanities driving us towards provoking death insanities.

Since the real human ecology and political economy operate on the basis of the maximum possible deceits and frauds, while the controlled opposition groups are by and large just as criminally insane and childishly superstitious as the ruling classes are regarding those topics, the paths we are on are for there to necessarily be debt/death insanities. In that context, the "Brutal Chaos," caused by the various deceitful wars for "Regime Change," are deliberately engineered aspects of an overall criminally insane and childishly superstitious agenda that the rulings classes are executing.

Meanwhile, at the present time, I am not aware of even 0.000001% of the general population who is able and willing to understand any of these things sufficiently better to be able to redirect that tragic trajectory towards overshooting, and crazy collapses into chaos. Given that the overwhelming vast majority of the human population are currently acting like political idiots, or Zombie Sheeple, while the relatively small groups of controlled opposition are nothing more than reactionary revolutionaries, or Black Sheeple, I see no reasonable ways to doubt that the current exponential growth of the human population can end any other ways than through death insanities, in the form of the mass murder of the majority of the human population.

The current forms of "Brutal Chaos," caused by deceitful wars which achieved "Regime Change," are relatively trivial tastes of what is probably going to come during the rest of the 21st Century. The bottom line is that nothing less than better death controls could provide better resolutions to the tragic trajectory we are on towards death insanities. The degree to which human civilization is based on almost totally integrated social systems of enforced frauds, and deceits backed by destruction, inside of which there is practically no genuinely better opposition, but only controlled opposition, means that the apparent paths we are actually on are for the human conditions to be deliberately driven to get worse, faster, until those are finally bad enough to provoke the use of weapons of mass destruction.

My general conclusions for several years have become that the inside job, false flag attacks on 9/11/2001 were deliberately designed to jump-start the war on terror, in order to prepare the way for more genocidal wars abroad, as well as prepare for more democidal martial law at home. My general conclusions were that 9/11 was a false flag attack done by Zionists, in order to blame on Muslims, which had the intention of providing ways to engage the kinds of "Regime Change" which has resulted in the current states of "Brutal Chaos." Those events are NOT accidental, nor due to stupid incompetence, rather those events are the result of the ruling classes being both criminally insane and childishly superstitious, in ways which the vast majority of the human species simultaneously share, through sharing attitudes of evil deliberate ignorance.

My presumptions are that what is actually happening is intended to make things get bad enough to be able to provide justifications and rationalizations for the use of weapons of mass destruction, in order to mass murder the majority of the human population. Since it is practically impossible to have any more rational discussions of the problems, since the REALITIES are almost totally dominated in by systems of enforced frauds, and deceitful destructions, in which nobody involved will publicly admit any of those social facts, I can not imagine how anything could prevent the basic trends of runaway exponential growth overshooting and collapsing into chaos.

Since the overwhelming vast majority of people act like Zombie Sheeple, while the overwhelming vast majority of the publicly apparent opposition groups act like Black Sheeple, I expect that the currently entrenched ruling classes will continue to carry through their agenda, despite that being criminally insane and childishly superstitious. The ruling classes were not good at anything, but surviving through human history by being the best at backing up their lies with violence. They are otherwise not qualified nor competent. Similarly their controlled opposition groups are not much better, while it is arguable that they may be even more mentally obtuse. Meanwhile, of course, the vast majority of the human population continues to be so totally brainwashed to believe in bullshit that they have not the slightest clue how clueless they actually are.

The deceitful wars that caused "Regime Change" to become "Brutal Chaos" are probably nothing compared to what those phenomena are going to become in the foreseeable future, including how those events are going to eventually come back home, through the toroidal vortices of historical events. To be frank, there is no reasonable expectation that my articulation of the results of my own research into these questions is going to change anything ... however, there may be a tiny minority of the tiny minority of people who read Zero Hedge comments that might appreciate my attempts to articulate that?

After all, I appreciate the efforts of others to present their research and conclusions about these kinds of political topics, despite that, as far as I can tell, there is no practical point in bothering to do that, since, so far, nothing changes the overall runway trajectory towards unprecedented human tragedies that we are currently on, as the established systems of enforced frauds, and deceitful destruction, more and more manifest their inherent contradictions.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:43 | 5021543 MEAN BUSINESS
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"To be frank, there is no reasonable expectation..."

The maelstrom is near. Those who bring me "reason" as a simple fact of life don't say "sorry". So to them my response is I throw reason to the wind. Their response to that is always fear-based.

I can hold up some old vinyl records that have my name on it to prove they were wrong. I can type this message to you tonight while my son and daughter sleep here, when ten years ago the mother of our children had me in the crosshairs from her downtown lawyer's office (that's right, the lawyer judges and lawyers hire to deal with their family matters).

Is it reasonable to expect that on a pale blue dot in some obscure corner of one galaxy life evolved to the point where they actually broke free of gravity?

Is it reasonable to expect that three frost-bitten Ontario boys eclipsed The Beatles and Rolling Stones??? lol!

I go on record as appreciating your skull-sweat inducing articulate comments and it's obvious to me that they are changing things in ways unexpected... for one can't be certain of the composition of that tiny minority...

Thanks RM : ) and ZH Commentarians

"life is just a candle and the dream must give it flame" RUSH/Caress Of Steel


Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:18 | 5021232 the grateful un...
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mission accomplished!

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 23:37 | 5021113 Taint Boil
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[All of the Countries which the U.S. “Regime Changed” – Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya – Have Descended into Brutal Chaos] 

 

Yes, exactly as planned. Just like big time wrestling; nice show up front for the sheep and “patting backs” laughing it up in the changing room.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 23:29 | 5021101 joego1
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How long can we go on ignoring the reality of the situation?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 23:16 | 5021059 Ariadne
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Dude, they wre afu before we got there. Really.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 23:04 | 5021025 Quaderratic Probing
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Allow clearly offencive Califate to do itself in. The moderates ( silent majority ) TO FINALLY SAY Enough of this 10 th century BS

 

 

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:46 | 5020948 Greshams Law
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I was in Panama during Just Cause and Iraq in 2003. One operation was successful and the other...not so much. At the time I was openly questioning why we didn't handle Iraq the same way. One big difference was we didn't destroy the organizations and institutions that held Panama together.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:59 | 5020936 Blazed
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Eretz Israel

http://www.ahavat-israel.com/eretz/future

The Clique that Sold Us the Iraq War

http://zfacts.com/node/297

A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties(February 1982)

"Iraq, rich in oil on the one hand and internally torn on the other, is guaranteed as a candidate for Israel's targets. Its dissolution is even more important for us than that of Syria. Iraq is stronger than Syria. In the short run it is Iraqi power which constitutes the greatest threat to Israel. An Iraqi-Iranian war will tear Iraq apart and cause its downfall at home even before it is able to organize a struggle on a wide front against us. Every kind of inter-Arab confrontation will assist us in the short run and will shorten the way to the more important aim of breaking up Iraq into denominations as in Syria and in Lebanon. In Iraq, a division into provinces along ethnic/religious lines as in Syria during Ottoman times is possible. So, three (or more) states will exist around the three major cities: Basra, Baghdad and Mosul, and Shi'ite areas in the south will separate from the Sunni and Kurdish north. It is possible that the present Iranian-Iraqi confrontation will deepen this polarization."

http://www.monabaker.com/pMachine/more.php?id=A2298_0_1_0_M

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:36 | 5021268 Duffy Duck
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Leftist, rightist, Orthodox, atheist, or anything else, the origins of Jewish incessant, undying obsession with their "uniqueness," "exceptionality," "difference," "messianism," et al is to be found in the Judaic religious record. As Adam Garfinkle sees it:

  "The mission of Israel, as the Prophets defined it, is to spread monotheism and the moral code that flows from it around the world, but not to make everyone part of a great Israelite tribe. .... The Jews do not merge with the nations or convert them. They are, said Balaam, in Numbers 23:9, a people destined to live alone. Although Jewish ideas are universalistic, [sic?] traditional Jews see themselves in exclusionist terms, a self-perception that has caused endless confusion and resentment among non-Jews. Jewish apologists like to emphasize the special burdens of this role and point to the costs it has extracted on the Jewish people in history -- no doubt all true. But that does not change the basic fact, as even a casual reading of central Jewish texts show, that Jews have believed themselves special, closer to the Divine than other people." [GARFINKLE, p. 10] 

 

http://www.holywar.org/jewishtr/02hos.htm#Over%20the%20centuries

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http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2010/10/gentiles-exis...

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/Backchannels/2013/1007/Rab...

 

Cute, eh?

/Jeremiah 8:8

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:07 | 5021296 Radical Marijuana
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I tend to believe that power does not so much corrupt as lend scope to preexisting depravity. I tend to regard everyone as operating through systems of organized lies and robberies. Those who were relatively best at doing that, in some times and places, got to have the relative power to express themselves more.

I continue to think it is misleading, if not worse, to use the word "Jew." I do not believe there are any fundamental dichotomies between people. However, there are relatively differences, in different times and places. There are going to be various groups which become the best organized gangs of criminals, who are therefore going to be enabled to become relative more powerful, and thus, be able to back up up their bullshit social stories better. However, in my view everyone is basically the same.

In my view, looking more critically and deeply at human beings as manifestations of general energy systems reveals that the best descriptions of human behavior are those which expressed the methods and principles of organized crime. I do not agree that there are any groups of human beings which could possibly exist other than as entropic pumps of energy. As soon as we define any human beings as separate from their environment, then they necessarily act like gangs of robbers in the context of that environment, where they must take energy from others in order to live.

Hence, my view is that the relative ruling classes, in relative different places and times, are always the slightly better gangs of organized criminals, whose relative power lends scope to their preexisting nature. Therefore, my views of the possible better resolutions of those kinds of chronic political problems are that we have no choice but to continue to have to muddle through the madnesses of the different dynamic equilibria between the different systems of organized lies operating robberies.

In general, the history of Neolithic Civilization has favoured the selection for the best professional liars and immaculate hypocrites to become the most socially successful, within systems which where necessarily always basically organized lies, operating robberies. The entire Judeo-Christian Islamic traditions were ALL superlative examples of how to operate societies through systems of the biggest bullies' bullshit. I would not grant "Jews" nor even "Zionists" any specially privileged and unique positions, other than as how somebody, some of the time, somewhere, may be the best at being dishonest, and backing that up with violence, in order to thereby become the best organized gangs of criminals, during those eras of human history, in those places.

However, my view is that a correct understanding of human energy systems reveals that all groups of human beings are always operating through the realities of organized crime. Furthermore, that view then becomes the theoretical basis whereby we MIGHT be able to negotiate better compromises between the different dominant groups of organized criminals (which necessarily include, in my view, ALL possible groups of human beings).

Theoretically, that is made more imperative by the development of weapons of mass destruction, however, as my comment below outlined, it is far more probable that human beings have become far too criminally insane, and childishly superstitious at the same time, to be able to transcend their limitations. Almost every group tends to believe that they are the "good guys," while others are the "bad guys." My view is that there are NO "good guys," only different kinds of "bad guys," some of whom, for some of the time, in some places, become relatively the best at really being the "bad guys," who thereby then get away with asserting their version of the biggest bullies' bullshit that they are the "good guys."

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:29 | 5020900 alien-IQ
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This is fucking Chutzpah!!

Citing Holocaust, Israel Demands ‘Strict Regulation’ of Antiwar Protests in Europe Push for EU Special Commissioner to Regulate Protests

A new Holocaust is imminent, if one is to believe Israeli MPs, who spent the afternoon berating European officials about the growing antiwar protests across their countries, centered on criticizing the Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip.

 

Officials blamed “one-sided” media reports on the large number of dead civilians in Israel’s attack, and demanded the European Union impose “strict regulations on the format and content” of antiwar demonstrations going forward.

Some of the EU officials present, notably Danish officials, insisted that they had a right to free expression that would be abridged by the proposed “regulations,” but Israeli officials were having none of it, insisting that criticism of Israel was anti-Semitism in and of itself, and that “there is a difference between free speech and incendiary speech.

The Israeli proposal would see the creation of a Special Commissioner in the European Union that would empowered to “monitor” antiwar protesters and restrict them from portraying Israel an “an aggressor” during its assorted invasions of Palestinian territory.

 

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/07/28/citing-holocaust-israel-demands-stric...

 

THESE GUYS ARE OUT OF THEIR FUCKING MINDS!!!!

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:43 | 5020942 Canucklehead
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There is a growing consensus that the head of the United Nations should be charged with war crimes. He was aware of the use of UN hospitals and schools as weapon storage and launching areas for Hamas.

Ban Ki-moon is a war criminal and should be in jail.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:53 | 5020984 alien-IQ
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and there is a growing consensus that you are a hasbara troll.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 06:28 | 5021642 Optimusprime
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And always has been.  Look at his history.

 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:11 | 5021213 Canucklehead
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That's it? You Atari guys calling people Hasbro makes you look more like Fisher Price.

Go play with your toys.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:16 | 5020851 Canucklehead
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:08 | 5020823 Shad_ow
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Add the United States to your list.

 

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:49 | 5020743 r0mulus
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George, this is a fantastic piece. I love reading your work. You are making very accessible what took most of us years of torturous research. I really believe your efforts are opening a great many minds. Thank you.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:43 | 5020709 alien-IQ
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Palestinian fighters infiltrate Israel, Kill five IDF soldiers:
Video
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/30/373318/gaza-fighters-infiltrate-...

(notice how NO CHILDREN WERE KILLED?!!)

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:47 | 5020738 alien-IQ
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Take away the F-16's, Drones and Tanks and they ain't nothing but a bunch of fucking pussies!

Real tough motherfuckers when killing babies and kids playing on a beach or playground, but when faced by a man with bad intentions, they crumble instantly.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:41 | 5020707 ali-ali-al-qomfri
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Thank You GW for your many contributions. May I add

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TXG70xAnSU

'The Seven Sisters (oil) Cartel'

video for those who wonder why.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:46 | 5020701 Lord Koos
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Chaos is a feature, not a bug. It has been a long time strategy for the CIA. It seems to be the goal of the American deep state to have failed, anarchic Islamic states littering the Middle East and North Africa. Keep them fighting amongst themselves.  I think you can add Somalia and Ethiopia into the mix, even though we didn't invade them (we didn't need to, they trashed themselves, mostly)

Those who toe the line for American economic hegemony are exempted -- Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, UAE, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Tunisia, etc.

The USA better hope to god that all these trashed countries don't eventually unite into some Caliphate from hell.  Looking at ISIS in Iraq, it's very probable -- if ISIS, Al Queda and the Taliban were to join forces for example then we'd have a real excuse for WWIII, which is perhaps the plan.  The wicked rule our planet.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 23:18 | 5021063 dogismycopilot
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yeah mate, Bancroft is going hog wild in Somalia...more money being spent there and in Dijbiouti by the US than anyone back home can imagine.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:21 | 5020875 Canucklehead
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Unfortunately, what you are seeing is the death spasms of political islam. The same thing happened in the European wars after the Reformation. It got so bloody there they found they had respect the other side and let bygones be bygones.

The Middle East needs to determine what values they share with the rest of the World. Shared values will lead them out of the mess they have placed themselves in.

I suspect Qatar and Turkey are queued up next. The global respect for Egypt has increased significantly during these trying times.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:39 | 5020692 alexcojones
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Chaos by Design, George.

MI6, CIA, Mossad, planned All by design.

Go Putin, God be with you vs the Satanist troika

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:36 | 5020680 Oxygen
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Sound a good plan..
It's a solution for the over people
And economic collapse...
They sell arm ($) and people die.

If you were in charge, what would you
Do to find a solution for those problems?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:36 | 5020679 a common man
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We are the US and we are here to help....

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:38 | 5020690 Oxygen
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America Fuck Yeah!

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:02 | 5020504 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Mission accomplished. Tee time is when?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 07:57 | 5021758 fx
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what goes around. comes around. If cheney, wolfowitz, clinton, bush, obama and all those other bastards only lived löong enough to have justice be brought to them. If that is possible at all - since they have been responsible for millions of lost lives, shattered dreams, destroyed families. it's sickening to just think about how wonderful a place this world could be if the U.S. of american assholes just stopped meddling in foreign countries. So shut the hell up, barrry and keep golfing. At least you can do no harm to other people  while you are at it.

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