“I believe the perception caused by civilian casualties is one of the most dangerous enemies we face.”
– U.S. General Stanley A. McCrystal in his inaugural speech as ISAF Commander in June 2009.
The dust had hardly settled on Russian airstrikes on ISIS positions in Syria before Western media reports claimed that ‘civilians’ had been killed “including women and children”. Read More →
Check-mate. Putin outfoxes U.S. warmongers
You may, or may not, have noticed the growing body of evidence over the past year or two that strongly suggests that the U.S. government and its European “allies” are not really serious about destroying “ISIS”. Read More →
The suspect’s SUV was ‘riddled with bullets’.
The U.S. police state is no longer ‘burgeoning’ but rather in full operation. Until now, cops in the USA have had a barely plausible explanation for their summary executions of citizens: they ‘feared for their lives’ and were in direct contact with the victim. Read More →
Perhaps more than any other crisis in recent years, the current ‘immigrant’ crisis in Europe has exposed the profound moral bankruptcy of Western society as represented and directed by white men and women in positions of political and economic power. But perhaps ‘moral bankruptcy’ is the wrong phrase to describe the essence of the problem, because it suggests that Western government policy makers ever had a functioning moral compass or genuine concern for the ‘other’. Read More →
At this stage of the great game, or farce, I’m resigned to the fact that the world is going to hell in a hand basket (as the saying goes) and nothing anyone says or does will change that. Admittedly, I don’t know if hell exists, so the precise planetary conditions that await humanity are unknown to me, but there have been many suggestive signs and portents over the last few years. Read More →
ISIS Toyotas with British diplomatic plates?
On August 2nd, the UK’s Express reported that British special forces were dressing up as ISIS jihadis and conducting operations in Iraq and Syria. Idiotically describing the tactic as “unorthodox”, the Express journalists said that “more than 120 members of the elite regiment are currently in the war-torn country“. Such a strategy can seem justified to those with only an official understanding of the Middle East conflict – where ISIS are the ‘baddies’ and Western operatives are the ‘goodies’ – and a hopelessly naive belief in the benevolence of the British military. But when viewed in the context of actual British military history in ‘conflict zones’ over the course of the 20th century, this story takes on a much more sinister form. Read More →
The United States Senate confirmed General Joseph Dunford as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff this week. Dunford is just the latest in a long line of paranoid, delusional ‘reality makers’ to occupy the top military office in the USA. Read More →
Boo! Mullah Omar
Had a good laugh today when I read the news that the supreme council of the Afghan Taliban reportedly elected a new leader on hearing of the death of their old leader, Mullah Omar.
The election was “confirmed” by “anonymous Taliban commanders to several news agencies”. Apparently the Talibaners didn’t know that their leader has been dead for 2 years, and had to hear it from the government in Kabul, at which point, they rushed to elect a new one because, ya know, everyone needs a leader!
An alleged image of Omar, more myth than man who has been “killed” several times just like Zarqawi and Osama, was circulated around the time of the US invasion of Afghanistan pitching him as the leader of the Taliban. Omar has, however, never been seen by a single Westerner and even the only alleged telephone interview with him by the BBC cannot be confirmed as having actually involved Omar.
So much like al-Zarqawi of Iraq and bin Laden, Omar was little more than an appropriately scary image of an enemy around which the US govt. could rally the public and military to justify war and conquest against no real enemy whatsoever, unless you class ordinary civilians as an enemy, which of course, the US government always has.
British security services, known for their hysterical obsession with terrifying the British public through repeated bogus terror threats, recently used the British gutter press to claim that IS (the CIA/Mossad/Saudi proxy army formerly known as ISIL/ISIS) could use easily-affordable home-assembly drones to drop explosives on open-air sporting and cultural events (but not British government or intelligence service buildings, of course), causing mass casualties which could be filmed by on-board cameras. These videos would then be handed to Rita Katz and her SITE group for uploading to Youtube, thereby ensuring the drama reaches the widest audience. Read More →
Sandra Bland and the jail cell where she died under extremely dubious circumstances
Sandra Bland. Remember the name, if you can. She’s just the latest in a growing, publicly known list of American citizens who have been either physically abused or murdered by US police for having the temerity to question their ‘authority’. Read More →