In my series last week, I talked about why and how America might be destroyed, but I mentioned very little about the events leading up to such a cataclysm. This week would be a good time to cover that.
There are a fairly common series of moves that governments make before taking their countries to war. We saw this in World War I as European countries jockeyed for position to pick up the pieces of a failing Ottoman Empire. We also saw it in World War II as Japan sought to increase hegemony in the Pacific, and as Germany tried for a Third Reich. And, now we get to see it yet again as the US seeks to defend the Petrodollar System, and as Russia tries to avoid being crushed by imperial America.
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Between Now and Disaster – Part 1 – The Buildup of ISIS
In my petrodollar series that I called, Orders from Riyadh, I examined the petrodollar foundations of the American Empire. I, myself, had never really understood all of the implications of the Petrodollar System before last month. It was an eye-opening experience for myself, and I’m getting just a little tired of having my eyes opened like that.
It makes me wonder about what else I’ve been missing. We’ll see. You can bet that you’ll hear about it.
(You should feel sorry for my poor wife who has to put up with
the antics of her shocked and outraged husband
every time he stumbles across something awful and outrageous.)
So, we should ask ourselves what imperial America’s next moves will be. And, I think that we have a hint about what the US will do, by what she has done recently.
America Fanning The Flames Of War
One thing that the United States did just a few days ago was this:
YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/gLdFGRWEvFM
THAT was shocking, and it makes me sick. I have no idea whether the kid was guilty or not, and I’m not sure that it really matters. The point is that this is gasoline on the flames of war. And, I am still shocked at how blatant this is.
Was there even a warrant out for his arrest?
So, expect to see more of that as the US seeks to build this bonfire higher.
Ukraine And ISIS
But, there are a couple of other things that have happened that lead the way towards the future:
You AND my poor wife have already heard me jump up and down in outrage over what the US is doing in Ukraine. What you haven’t heard me talk about much is ISIS, also known either as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Of course, they’ve shortened all of that to IS – the Islamic State.
There are many organizations like ISIS throughout the Middle East, and I lived ‘next door’ to some for years when I lived in Israel. ISIS is nothing new.
So, why is ISIS so successful, when the others haven’t been?
Money. Lots and LOTS of MONEY.
Follow The Money
Anyone who has EVER studied counter-terrorism knows that terrorist organizations require massive amounts of money to succeed in their attempts to terrorize the world. Bases of operations, manpower, security and weapons require a lot more money than you think. And, I have been fascinated for years by the game of terrorism that so many countries play. And, you might be surprised at who has been playing these games.
We all know about Russia and her support for the PLO and the IRA. We know about UK support for ‘protestant’ terrorists in Northern Ireland. We know about French support for terrorism in Africa. And, we know about American support for terrorism in South and Central America – and Africa, too. But, all of that is just the tip of the iceberg.
The CIA Creates ISIS
The CIA, along with Turkish and Saudi intelligence agencies, has been deeply involved in supporting the uprising in Syria. They’ve been training, funding and arming a bunch of different groups, and they’ve gone as far as to release dangerous al-Qaeda leaders from jail – so that they could take over some of the ragtag outfits that were desperate for good leadership.
One of those people released from jail was Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai, also known as ‘Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi‘, and is the head of ISIS. When he was released by the US in 2009, he turned to Army Col. Kenneth King, and said:
“I’ll see you guys in New York.“
There is a certain brutal logic to what the CIA is doing. By funding and arming all these different terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, eventually one group will survive and thrive. Think of it as a kind of ‘natural selection’. Only the brutally smart and efficient will survive to reach the top.
What The CIA Wants
Well, it looks like the CIA and the Saudis have the organization that they’ve been looking for, and they’ve been pouring more and more money into ISIS as they’ve become more successful. And, ISIS is doing EXACTLY what the CIA wants.
But, what DOES the CIA want?
Well, there are two things:
Another Bogeyman – They need another bogeyman to scare citizens around the world into giving up their rights for more security. Osama Bin Laden is dead and this al-Baghdadi guy would make a great replacement.
Threat to Saudi Arabia and OPEC – The Saudis and the Persian Gulf Arabs have been flirting with the idea of tearing up the Petrodollar System and selling oil in other currencies. The ISIS threat will help keep them from doing that.
Originally, I hesitated to treat ISIS seriously because we couldn’t be sure that ISIS had a smart enough leadership to consolidate their gains. It now appears that they really HAVE been able to set up a political infrastructure and gather local support in the areas that they control.
That is the situation now, with ISIS. What they do with ISIS in the future will be the important part.
We’ll talk about THAT tomorrow.
Are you ready for this?
(That’s a link. Do more than just think about it.)
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