In the case of Libya, Syria and the Ukraine, we are witness to a new form of conquest in which local malcontents are incited, organized, and ultimately led to destabilize their governments via massive campaigns of civil disobedience. Where governments are strong enough to resist the initial wave of violence, pressure is increased via smuggled arms, professional terrorists, and — if necessary — cruise missiles. This is simply war “on the cheap.”
It appears undeniable that USA and its so-called “world community” of puppet states are no longer able to afford such long and costly wars as Iraq and Afghanistan. Rather than abandon its PNAC plan for world domination, Washington has chosen to achieve the same goal via clandestine means: bypassing the Pentagon’s repeated failures and hopelessly obsolete thinking, the CIA looks now to be in charge of America’s “political-guerilla” campaign. If this strategy proves successful in the Ukraine, there seems little doubt it would be employed again versus Russia and (ultimately) China. Putin has responded to this challenge precisely as necessary. It would be absurd to imagine that Obama and Kerry left him with any choice in this matter.
Onto this stage has come a relatively new player, one David Swanson, and his World Beyond War (http://www.worldbeyondwar.com/). Mr. Swanson is a blogger who has been vociferous in demanding punishment for Republican war criminals, such as G. Dubya Bush and Dick Cheney, whereas Democrat war criminals like Bill Clinton and Hussein Obama appear — insofar as Toshiyori is aware — to have evaded criticism. Does this mean that he is opposed only to wars begun during Republican administrations? Is he opposed to the use of force in the defense of national interests, whether American, Russian, or other? Above all, how does he intend to achieve a goal which has so far eluded the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and Veterans for Peace?
Ending war is unquestionably a noble goal, but mere blogs and public demonstrations will never attain it. Firstly, it must be clearly understood that American politicians are motivated solely by money. Once this concept is fully comprehended, it becomes obvious that unseating Senate “hawks” — such as the contemptible John McCain and Lindsey Graham — implies funding their electoral challengers at levels AIPAC and the military-industrial complex cannot match. In other words, this means generating a stream of income in at least the $millions. In an effort to prevent even this slender hope, the Federal Reserve banks have virtually destroyed the American economy. The mass of America’s people today cannot compete against the deep pockets of Northrop-Grumman, Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne, Raytheon, etc. They are free but to choose between Republican whores and Democrat whores, or to waste their ballots (in futile protest) on independent or “minor party” candidates.
It will be interesting to see if Mr. Swanson can offer a viable solution to this problem. We wish him all the best, but time will tell whether his “World Without War” is anything more than an effort to provide himself with a steady (albeit modest) income, or whether he actually has a fresh approach to this age-old blight. We trust that he will pardon our caution in this matter.
Readers concerned by the Ukrainian situation and the possibility of war are urged to read “Propaganda Rules the News,” posted at http://paulcraigroberts.org/ and to avoid the Obamanable regime’s Ministry of Propaganda and Enlightenment: ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and such mullet-wrappers as The New York Times