Defeat for Global Arrogance
Another Strategic Defeat for Global Arrogance
While Caribbean peoples are deeply engaged in an ever increasing battle for meagre economic survival events half way around the world may have more to do with outcomes than any expected amelioration in the steadily deteriorating circumstances of Western capitalism. As we write the Syrian army and their Hezbollah counterparts, buttressed by support of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), Russia and to a lesser extent China are completing mopping up operations not far from the Lebanese border (al-Qusayr) and elsewhere. Even Obama and his ‘international community’ are less vocal with their illegitimate but central demand that the prospective victor in this Western led conspiracy against a sovereign state, Bassar al-Assad, be removed from office – logic turned on its head. The West is on the verge of losing all influence in what they have called the ‘Middle East’. We are persuaded that America’s decline in the Middle East has accelerated since 9/11 and the influence of other actors, like the IRI, China and Russia has markedly increased. On the other hand the Americans and Europeans have loss several of their clients states and will in short order loose Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and more. This will mean not only a loss of strategic control of the regions oil reserves but will extend to the removal of America’s cat’s paw (Israel) from the region. These will represent a seismic shift in Great Game politics. The events in Syria can be seen as an historical moment. This is a moment not dissimilar to the period after World War Two when as a ‘presumed’ victor, the USA, through the CIA, pressured the British out of the Caribbean and elsewhere. So Caribbean ‘independence’ was and is merely a function of Great Game politics. The same will happened again, in reverse.
In the war on Syria the West has been revealed as an ally of al-Qaeda, a group they sometimes call a terrorist organization. It is this very USA government which gave birth to al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda was from the beginning a CIA/Saudi/Zionist project. The evidence presented by Sibel Edmond is unassailable. Recent USA actions in Syria confirm her findings. They have armed them, given them chemical weapons and diplomatic coverage for more than two (2) years inspite of a long list of war crimes committed by their terrorist proxies. Obama has long decided that the USA is only able to fight ‘smart wars’. This is double-speak for the consolidation of a hidden image as the largest terrorist state on earth. It means having feckless Gulf monarchies (dictatorships) like Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE fund armaments to insurgents while a neo-Ottoman, Erdogan, Turkish regime, elements in Lebanon, the Jordanians, Sunni elements in Iraq and the Zionist regime provide safe passage, logistics and other materiel support for the destruction of the Syrian state as promised by Netanyahu six years ago and as consistent with the Zionist inspired manifesto of the Project for the American Century (PNAC). We now know, beyond a shadow of doubt that 9/11 was a Western, disaster capitalist, false flag operation to initiate the series of events now taking place in the region and beyond. Where is the outrage in the West when their own terrorist proxies cut out the heart of a Syrian soldier and eats it? Why are we not appalled by preparations for the use of deadly and banned chemical weapons by the al-Nusra Front – the spearhead of the Western conspiracy against a sovereign state? Is it because they are our terrorists? How can it be that dictators in Qatar and Saudi Arabia can lead a supposedly Western inspired democracy movement in Syria? What about the genuine revolution in Bahrain? We guess Hamad is a good dictator.
What kind of global governance have we, when the Americans and the Europeans revert to an anthropology that seeks to create war amongst dominant currents within Islam? In creating divisions, they have again raised the question Gandhi asked more than 50 years ago. What is the nature of this so-called Western civilization? Like the fictitious battle of Armageddon they have brought terrorists from 29 countries to topple President Assad. Why must Assad be toppled, by any means necessary? He represents the axis of resistance to American imperialism - a roadblock in the American, bi-partisan project for full spectrum global dominance. A dominance that is unprepared to coexist with other equally influential regional actors. Some commentators see the Syrian confrontation as but a step on the road to Tehran, then Moscow, then Beijing. In the American Senate we have resolutions being passed to openly fund terrorist organizations in Syria. The Americans appeared to have temporarily eased the leash on its primary attack dog in the region (Israel) to bomb Syrian, under a flimsy pretext. However, it was the Russians who told Netanyahu that the next time he bombs Syria in support of the Western terrorists, Tel Aviv will be flattened.
All of these actions by America and its allies are illegal under international law - an international legal regime that was largely established by the United States itself, in more enlightened days. This surely, along with all the other breaches, must represent the essence of a failed state, a failing empire, a lawless state and there is no legal remedy for the Syrian peoples or government. For the United Nations (UN) is nothing more than a toothless tiger, for most, but can be brought to do the bidding of the American/NATO Alliance when their interests are in ‘danger’ (John Bolton). In these circumstances, American allies Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey could sponsor terrorist attacks against a sovereign state, almost daily, in Iraq but nobody cares about this, even when these terrorists kill American soldiers. Collateral damage some say. We say that the people like Obama are only ‘front men’ for corporate interests and shadow governments. The Zionist regime could innumerably violate international law by almost daily threatening war, invading neighboring countries, occupying Palestinian territories, establishing illegal blockades and having an illegal arsenal of nuclear weapons.
A real independent country like Iran has to be destroyed by war – so say the Americans, Europeans and some of their regional proxies. It has to be the subject of tens of billions of dollars in congressionally approved and ‘black budgeted’ military spending to subvert the Iranian government and inspire unrest. This policy purposely ignores the maturity of the Iranian regime, the staggering achievement it has made, in many fields including science and technology, over 33 years, the constructive complexity of its governing structures and the rich culture of its peoples. These however, could not stop the Americans and Europeans from supporting anti-Iranian terrorist groups like the MKO. Sometimes we tend to be persuaded that Caribbean peoples and indeed the Caribbean intellectual class are at sea when it comes to non-English speakers, they internal politics and other cultural tendencies. We tend not to know Hafiz or Rumi. Even Martin Carter and Timothy Callender remain relatively obscure, within the Caribbean. China and Russia must be surrounded with several of the 1000 military bases the American Empire has around the globe. Africa is to be re-colonized, not just economically by China but militarily by France, American and NATO supposedly to protect what they deem as their interests, against Chinese intrusion. The real prize in the Western mind, as Brzezinski has argued, is still Central Asia. Syria, Iran, Iraq are the gateway to the stupendous resources of Central Asia as coveted by the Western capitalist class.
The events in Syria have profound implications for the peoples of the Caribbean. The levers of economic revival, to the extent this is desirable, cannot and should not be exclusively based on the performance of Western powers in their dirty wars for a broader domination of global resources. There is little evidence that Caribbean peoples are likely to be the beneficiaries of this new world order construction. The Caribbean politician must be force fed with a new kind of thinking. A kind of thinking that will transport him/her outside the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea. As a people we must also lessen our reliance on this political class which is at sea in a more turbulent world. Foundationally, it is time we start looking more seriously at what we think we are and should be. Let’s stop the Americans and the Europeans from again imposing a new hegemony on us!