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Sunday, 15 November 2015

The Age of Despair: Reaping the Whirlwind of Western Support for Extremist Violence

Sergei Yolkin. Our Real Enemy... 'Financial Terrorism' in the USA. 2011

Our Real Enemy… “Financial Terrorism” in the USA

Sergei Yolkin

2011

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We, the West, overthrew Saddam by violence. We overthrew Gaddafi by violence. We’re trying to overthrow Assad by violence. Harsh regimes all, but they were/are far less draconian than our Saudi allies, and other tyrannies around the world. What’s been the result of these interventions? They created a hell on earth, one that grows wider and more virulent, year after year. Without the American crime of aggressive war against Iraq, which, by the measurements used by Western governments themselves, left more than a million innocent people dead, there’d be no ISIS, no “Al Qaeda in Iraq”. Without the Saudi and Western funding and arming of an amalgam of extremist Sunni groups across the Middle East used as proxies to strike at Iran and its allies, there’d be no ISIS. Let’s go back further. Without the direct, extensive, and deliberate creation by the USA and its Saudi ally of a world-wide movement of armed Sunni extremists during the Carter and Reagan administrations, there would’ve been no “War on Terror”… and no terrorist attacks in Paris tonight.

Again, let’s be as clear as possible… the hellish world we live in today is the result of deliberate policies and actions undertaken by the USA and its allies over the past decades. Washington led and/or supported the quashing of secular political resistance across the Middle East, to bring recalcitrant leaders like Nasser to heel, to back corrupt and brutal dictators who’d advance the US agenda of political domination and resource exploitation. The open history of the last half-century is very clear in this regard. Going all the way back to the overthrow of the democratic government of Iran in 1953, the USA deliberately and consciously pushed the most extreme sectarian groups to undermine a broader-based secular resistance to its  domination agenda. Why bring up this “ancient history” when fresh blood runs in the streets of Paris? Because that blood wouldn’t be running if not for this ancient history; and because the reaction to this latest reverberation of Washington’s decades-long bipartisan cultivation of religious extremism will certainly be more bloodshed, more repression, and more violent intervention. In turn, that’d inevitably produce yet more atrocities and upheaval as we saw in Paris tonight.

I write in despair. Of course, despair at the depravity displayed by the murderers of innocents in Paris tonight; but an even deeper despair at the depravity of the egregious murderers who brought us to this ghastly place in human history… those gilded figures who strode the halls of power for decades in the high chambers of the West, killing innocent people by the hundreds of thousands, crushing secular opposition to their favoured dictators… and again, again and again… supporting, funding, and arming some of the most virulent sectarians on earth. Moreover, there’s one further cause of despair. Although this historical record is there in the open, readily available from most mainstream sources, people now ignore it and will continue to ignore it, both the power-gamers and the public. The latter will continue to support the former as they replicate and regurgitate the same old policies of intervention, the same old agendas of domination and greed, over and over and over… creating ever-more fresh hells for us all to live in, and poisoning the lives of our children, and of all those who come after us.

13 November 2015

Chris Floyd

Counterpunch

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/11/13/the-age-of-despair-reaping-the-whirlwind-of-western-support-for-extremist-violence/

Editor:

The present terakt has “Made in Langley” stamped all over it. That’s why Victor Potapov is evil to the bone… he voluntarily and without compulsion became a slavish CIA minion as a propaganda specialist (“religious broadcaster”, my ass… Radio Liberty is a CIA front used to try to destabilise Russia). He advanced high enough in the dog’s service to merit a “red” official passport… that is, he was no spear-dragger underling; he was a responsible official in the American effort to undermine the USSR and the Russian Federation, a conscious abettor of the American war against Holy Rus. In short, he was a Sergianist (a cleric who sucks up to the political powers-that-be) and a “Chekist in a riassa” (a priest that willingly aids and advances the agenda of the special services) of the very worst sort.

Before we point fingers at others… we must clean up our own byre. I’d observe that it’s full of shit, but those who put that shit there tell us that it’s not there… we’re just “negative”; we have no right to “complain about our ‘betters’”. Many hands made the Paris terakt possible. Many were “respectable”, “conservative”, and “Christian”… fancy that. As I said, we have our own house to put right. Let no one attack “Muslims” or “terrorists”. In the words of Pogo, “We have met the enemy and he is us”. Think on that… it’s a meaty reflection…

BMD

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