Arab tyrants are scapegoats not culprits. Shame on the double-hype of the West


Very hard to argue with any of it. Just look at this (were it not so tragic) potentially hilarious chart of all the myriad militia groups roving around with varying views about Assad:

anti-assads…and then think of the further rag-tag of gun-toting infantile misogynists unavowedly against the country’s leader: various entrails, in no particular order, of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, Libyan Al Q’aida, plus of course the current Antichrist of choice, ISIS. Then in turn ask several of the groups ‘rebelling’ against Assad what they think of ISIS….and then in turn put the same question to those currently broadly in favour of Assad.

Assad is right: most of the combatants in this hitherto relatively stable country have been imported and radicalised by the US. The Russians are in there for the same reason they’re in the Ukraine: they see it as a historical sphere of influence. The West spouts drivel about liberty and Arab Springs without knowing a damn thing about Arabian culture, and then bleats when Putin bombs militias who, only a few years ago, they’d have been ready to bomb themselves.

Evil will indeed triumph if good men do nothing; but it will also win if bad men do something. Egypt, Libya, Iraq and now Syria are in a mess because energy-obsessed badass geopoliticians did something self-interested over and over again. Is the world a better place without Saddam, Mubarak, Gadaffi? Would Syria be a better place without Assad? And think the jury can’t make its mind up because the jury is ignorant.

Most Arabs despise democracy and just want to be left alone to do business in a stable environment. If the West cared about democracy, it wouldn’t have allied itself to the horrific Saudi Arabian régime.

Hypocrisy and hyperbole are the currency of ‘great’ Powers in the Middle East. Arms merchants and oil oligarchs call all the shots – be they Saudis, Texans or Russians. Political leaders and journalists who suggest otherwise are either liars or useful idiots. Arabs always have and always will squabble – as do Islamics. All of these factors have made the Middle East a poisonous nest of violent confusion and growing anarchy. It’s time we got past oil, paid the Arab people some hefty reparations, and then left them to it for good.

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  1. Take 8 minutes out of your life to watch this video with General Wesley Clarke (retired) back in 2007…

    It will answer a lot of your thoughts.


  2. I wish they would just hurry up and get on with another world war. Let’s get the nukes flying and wipe ourselves from the face of the planet. When the elites come blinking from their bunkers, any remaining survivors can hang them from the nearest tree and start to rebuild civization – hopefully having learned from past mistakes.

    Sadly, we are a pretty dumb species and I expect we will be here again in 500 years or so!

    Stick a fork in me – I’m done.


  3. “When the elites come blinking from their bunkers, any remaining survivors can hang them from the nearest tree and start to rebuild civilization”
    Therein lies the dilemma for the elites. More folk everyday are starting to grasp that a ‘Post Oil’, civilisation is one that cannot possibly support 7 or 8 billion. Best guess is a support level of/for about half a billion. If the elites could work out how to preserve [within that half billion], a decent mix of doctors,.. engineers,.. agricultural technicians,..dentists,.. etc. I’m sure they would give M.A.D. some serious consideration, if they didn’t worry that they might emerge blinking from their bunkers facing a myriad of estate agents,.. nail technicians,.. street artists, and art historians.
    They don’t worry about nuking the planet. They worry about how to build an Ark, and develop a sustainable fresh start, post ‘Reset’?


  4. Now you’re cooking with gas, albeit on the back burner. Zionist weapon’s technology infinitely inferior to Russia/China. A Chinese sub popped up right behind a US carrier whilst conducting naval exercises, in the Pacific! In the Black Sea, a Russian jet flew over a US destroyer, equipped with Aegis. and totally disabled electronics on board. Both reported by VT. Let the good times roll!


  5. It’ll be water and food that cause the next world conflagration not oil. Meanwhile whilst we are all seemingly obsessed with those Godless ISIS dogs the equally Godless dogs that are global food suppliers such s Monsanto quietly increase their grip on food supplies.


  6. I have said this many times, as you all know.
    There can be only one outcome and we are doomed.
    “Every body continues in its state of rest or uniform motion unless it is acted upon by another force.” Newton’s first law of motion. As in physics, so in life…


  7. the conservatives seem to want more refugees to come to europe from syria… they plan to bomb them as well as all the other people who are already bombing them.


  8. ghost suggests that the elites are building an Ark already?
    “It called the space station!” Perhaps.
    And further to my last comment, if we suppose the dilemma being faced, is a planetary carrying capacity overshoot, of too many people, plus a need to ensure the survival of core skills in a much numerically reduced civilisation, then several other areas of research might not be as socially benign as we first thought?
    Just a couple
    Artificial intelligence –
    A.I. in the form of learning neural networks such as IBM’s ‘Watson’ is as yet in its infancy. But suppose you need to ensure the survival of essential core skills in a future which will have a much reduced global population? What better than to take a ‘blank’, off the shelf digital copy of a ‘Watson neural network’, and train it to become a Watson Agricultural Botanist,.. a Watson Engineer,.. a Watson Surgeon? Will ‘the few’, even need skilled people [Post -whatever!], when all you need is someone that can follow Master class instructions from a WATSON expert?
    Martian Exploration –
    There’s a great deal of desire, money and research being poured into development of the kind of technologies to make survivable communities on a desolate Martian landscape. Are we blinkered to the fact that those same Martian survivable technologies, could also become very useful much closer to home on a population reduced Earth,.. mid 21st century?
    Or,..maybe I just read too much Alvin Toffler in the 1970’s,… Sorry,..I’ll just go and get my coat.


  9. Putin to Western elites: Play-time is over

    Most people in the English-speaking parts of the world missed Putin’s speech at the Valdai conference in Sochi a few days ago, [actually October 2014, but worth repeating MSM ignored it] and, chances are, those of you who have heard of the speech didn’t get a chance to read it, and missed its importance. (For your convenience, I am pasting in the full transcript of his speech below.) Western media did their best to ignore it or to twist its meaning. Regardless of what you think or don’t think of Putin (like the sun and the moon, he does not exist for you to cultivate an opinion) this is probably the most important political speech since Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech of March 5, 1946.


  10. @Lupulco. Thanks for posting peace loving Uncle Vlad’s speech. His grasp of post war Russian history to 1989, and then 1990 to date is truly sensational!


  11. If only the powers that be can hold on till Winter……………..

    Bullet points for coming financial collapse……..

    1. Fook me, we didn’t see that coming……
    2. There was nothing we could have done differently…….
    3. Blame China and Russia
    4. Watch the Military Industrial Complex come out whoring for more tanks, planes, missiles cause them pesky Russians and Chinese have newer, secret super weapons
    5. Go to war with them pesky foreigners

    whats not to like.


  12. This would be the General Wes Clark who was told to bugger off by the British General Mike Jackson when he tried to start WWIII in Kosovo, would it? He ordered a British armoured column to engage and remove some Russian troops who had got to an airfield first. Captain Blount (now singer James Blunt) refused and was backed to the hilt by Jackson.


  13. Proxies are popular with the priveleged. They purchase them to keep from participating in real life. The antoinette syndrome is alive, and the servant with the knife is but a proxy. Repeat as required. No one learns enough.


  14. What I posted wasn’t about the messenger, it’s the fact that these invasions of countries in North Africa and the Middle East were planned years ago back even before 9/11 (the first document appeared just after).


  15. Yep. Ole Wesley “Bomb the Russkies” Clark. In the video above he’s pushing for Iran being the problem & Amy Goodman is busy not crossing her own red lines (Israel).


  16. The Bush family moved half of their fortune into water in 2003, buying up 20% of the Pantanal, headwaters of the Amazon.


  17. Understood, Steve. But I don’t trust Clark, and I’m deeply suspicious when a senior officer starts shooting from the lip. They don’t do it for the fun of it, there’s always an ulterior motive. My apologies if I sounded a bit abrupt … I plead a hard day back at work in the certain knowledge that this is no excuse whatsoever :-)


  18. @Steve

    I think if you follow Clark even further down the rabbit hole I think this entire mess created by the notorious Neo-cons of the State Department and Pentagon is better explained by the Oded Yinon plan.


  19. @JW
    One will die after 3 or 4 days without water, so you are correct(ish) in your analysis although perhaps 500,000 X may be a tad on the fluorescent side of exaggeration…but I KNOW what you mean having spent three years in the Antarctic and probably know more about water rationing than the average blogger (nay offence to SLOGGERS, of course, who are an entirely different race).


  20. I have said for years that the results of interfering and destabilsing Syria, a previously stable and secular state will affect us all – unless this policy is quickly reversed and Syria allowed to fight foreign terrorism without hinderance. For years the US has assisted Saudi Arabia and Turkey to pursue their warped agendas and destructive violence in Syria and elsewhere..

    Four years of funding terrorism in Syria by US and regional allies and I am amazed Assad has survived. Good on him. He may not win a prize for democracy or human rights but he does not need to. Running a country like Syria with its numerous groups and mnorities is some achievement – especially when powerful backward looking states like Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the US have tried everthing to split it up into spheres of influence. Many of us remember the carnage in Former Yugoslavia – and more recently Iraq, Libya, Afganistan, Yemen and the chaos when democracy came to Egypt.. All caused or escalated by the same outside culprits…

    Previously I did wonder if the West’s destructive policies towards Syria were due to ignorance of the region and a genuine but misguided wish for democracy – or simply incompetence on a massive scale. Russia’s recent engagement and the West’s ridiculous reactions has convinced me that,there was a plan all along to oust Assad. There is plenty of evidence ,(even reported in the mainstream media) over the last 7 years to reach such a conclusion.

    I hope that Russia will continue to destroy the militants and expose the lies and hypocrisy of Western policy in Syria. The recent terrorist attacks in Tunisia and elsewhere likely to hit the streets of UK soon – unless ISIS, al Qaeda and all groups and their sponsors are dealt with decisively. Any US and foreign funded ‘moderate groups’ have no business fighting the against the Government and people of Syria so should lay down their arms. Come to think of it, no one has any business to be in Syria – unless they are the elected government, its armed forces, its people and the states it has invited to remove the foreign terrorist groups.

    It will be interesting to see how things develop and hopefully more articles on Syria here,


  21. Assad writes:- “The West always looks for some other party or person to hold them responsible because they will not say that it was them who supported terrorism …”

    But this is not an argumentative gambit used exclusively by Western leaders, it’s an embedded part of Western culture in general. Emanating initially from the United States, it’s the presumption that one an pick and choose the consequences of ones actions for which one may be expected to take responsibility. It’s the normality of this presumption, rather than the more correct requirement to take responsibility for all the consequences of ones actions, that is the reason why so much goes wrong.


  22. @ Elenits No he isn’t, it’s the exact opposite he was pushing the fact that the US is out to get the Middle East and North Africa no matter what and not even the military knows why.


  23. @ canexpat – That makes a lot of sense as the guys ‘downstairs’ didn’t know why the invasions of these countries would take place… and we know that the US political scene gives so much support to some factions in Israel.


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