Wednesday, September 11, 2013

American Exceptionalism

"It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States. Is it in America’s long-term interest? I doubt it. Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan “you’re either with us or against us"...
It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal."
President (of the Russian Federation) Vladimir V. Putin from

I listened to the President of America speech last night. He forgot to add that the reason some Arab states have chemical weapons is to counter Israel's nuclear weapons.  Of course, we are not worried about Israel's weapons of mass destruction, even if the Israelis have  armed dolphin class submarines with nuclear tipped cruise missiles. Once we've taken away Assad's chemical weapons, he has little deterrent left against the nuclear weapons of Israel.  Unless, of course, Russia keeps sinking Israel's submarines.  As a prelude to understanding the Syrian crises, I highly recommend William Engdahl, especially his works:

  • A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and The New World Order
  • Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in The New World Order

Engdahl's texts provide the most direct route to understanding something I've christened "cultural operations" or "CulOPS".  "CulOPS" are the work of NGOs, state-sponsored private think tanks, DIA and CIA efforts to develop non-violent or non-violent precursors to "favorable" regime change across the planet. By linking energy and the geopolitical chessboard to intellectual development from military and corporate sponsored think tanks, Engdahl gives us the gestalt of American political policy: to complete "Full Spectrum Dominance" of all world economic activity and energy supplies.

The Syrian engagement is therefore part of a long running  American agenda  to control North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia. This was historically well represented by our involvement in Afghanistan in the 1980s.   A predictable pattern is being used to disrupt Syria: Saudi/Qatari/American funds are arming Al Qaeda/Al Nusra militants to destroy the Assad (Suni Bathist) regime. The training and support of the 'Syrian rebels' is supported and orchestrated by American intelligence. A number of other works fill out the mechanisms for this type of long running operation. I am personally fond of:
  • TERROR INCORPORATED  by Loretta Napoleoni
  • The Forbidden Truth by Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquie
  • The Secret War Against the Jews by  John Loftus and Mark Aarons
  • Dollars for Terror: The United States and Islam by Richard Laveviere
Engdahl himself is apparently working on his next book which will apparently describe the CIA orchestrated development of Al Qaeda militants through a German-Turkish cultural pipeline to relevant insurgencies in the Middle East.

Why can't we just have peace? To find out, read William Engdahl or perhaps Vladimir Putin. Putin is right: President Obama's belief in American "exceptionalism" is dangerous.

Note: Engdahl's works can be purchased for the Kindle reader on Amazon.