Behind the smokescreen of American exceptionalism, the US is the dominant world-wide empire, working assiduously to prevent other countries from threatening their status.
To the uninitiated US foreign policy appears to be a sea of absolute incoherence, but there is a method to the madness.
The US is the empire of chaos, employing a multitude of proxies against enemies and friends alike as a unorthodox method of control. This amazing article at Sic Semper Tyrannis, helps make sense of this incoherence. Here’s the money quote.
The established strategy of the foreign policy of the United States is to create chaos to destabilize the world.
At the end of the Cold War, neoconservative intellectuals laid out the basis for this uniquely American empire. General Wesley Clark told Amy Goodman about the conversation he had with Paul Wolfowitz. “It came back to me … a 1991 meeting I had with Paul Wolfowitz. In 1991, he was the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy – the number 3 position at the Pentagon. And I had gone to see him when I was a 1-Star General commanding the National Training Center. And I said, “Mr. Secretary, you must be pretty happy with the performance of the troops in Desert Storm.
And he said: “Yeah, but not really, because the truth is we should have gotten rid of Saddam Hussein, and we didn’t … But one thing we did learn [from the Persian Gulf War] is that we can use our military in the region – in the Middle East – and the Soviets won’t stop us. And we’ve got about 5 or 10 years to clean up those old Soviet client regimes – Syria, Iran, Iraq – before the next great superpower comes on to challenge us.”
It’s now been 24 years since Wolfowitz was waxing on, but now that Russia has intervened in Syria against the terrorist proxies we’re using to carry out regime change–time’s up.
However, the neoconservatives have a plan to deal with Russia.
American planners are obsessed with Russia, and have spent the years since the fall of the Soviet Union surrounding it with bases and allies. NATO, supposedly an alliance to counter the expansionist ideology of the Soviets, never went away, it just expanded eastward. Then there’s the missiles and advanced radar the US is seeking to station in Poland, Czech Republic and Romania, all supposedly to counter Iranian missiles. (If you believe this ABM system is to protect against Iran then I have a bridge to sell you.) In February 2014 came the US-instigated coup d’etat in Ukraine, with the ultimate hope of bringing Ukraine into NATO and seizing the Russian military base in Sevastopol, Crimea.
These belligerent US actions are the largely the result of leading US neoconservatives. For instance, Zbigniew Brzezinski argued in the–Grand Chessboard, that to control the world an empire needs to control Eurasia.
The article, I mentioned earlier lays out the intellectual underpinnings of these neoconservative dreams.
“The New World Order and the strategy of achieving it is Brzezinski’s key idea, of a Balkanized Crescent. This concept is built on Halford John Mackinder’s concept of the Asian Heartland as the Pivot of History https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Geographical_Pivot_of_History. The fundamental principle of Balkanizing-the-Crescent is that in a nuclear world where it is too dangerous to take direct action against Russia, Russia can be weakened by the creation of chaos in its near neighbors. By creating chaos in its neighborhood (Russia’s “Rimland” using Mackinder’s name) in a Balkanized Crescent, Russia is forced to act to protect its interests in its Rimland and is weakened thereby. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rimland The necessity of Russia (né the Soviets) tamping out the nearby fires thereby weakens Russia’s power and freedom of action to the benefit of the U.S. and the global power of its Cabal leaders. Moreover, given the centrality in the Crescent of competing proto-regional hegemons centered around Arabia and Iran, in Kissinger’s words, a pair of Sunni and Shiite Crescents, chaos in those sub-Crescents can prevent the development of either Arabia or Iran from obtaining hegemony in the region. As an added benefit, Israel is contained by being caught in the middle.”
Almost sounds like something out of Lord of the Rings, doesn’t it?
This policy is beyond amoral in that the architects don’t care about anyone, even Americans. If the terrorists strike here, all the better to control the domestic population.
“Even a few hits “over here” or in Paris are good because they reinforce the deception of the American People and increase support for the Cabal’s quest for world domination and increasing authoritarian control at home. Fear at home is good for the Cabal’s business of chaos for profit. An examination of the countries destabilized this century confirms the majesty, effectiveness, and extent of the operation. We should have considered ourselves duly warned of the dreams dreamt by Jeb and Dick. They were proclaimed widely and openly as the destiny of American exceptionalism. Who could have imagined that in just eighteen years from the 1997 proclamation of the Project for a New American Century its program would have been so effective that all of Europe, western Asia, and North Africa would be so completely destabilized and vulnerable to the expanding chaos in a vast and growing Balkanized Crescent now sucking in Russia with a Siren’s song of reviving dreams of empire.”
This is our foreign policy–stirring up the Middle-East, and Eurasia, all against all, divide et impera, American style, and profiting handsomely off the whole scheme.
Well, at least someone is profiting off the whole thing.
Update: Jesus! I hope the lunatics who are steering this sucker don’t crash.
A U.S. official told Reuters that the Russian jet was inside of Syria when it was shot down:
The United States believes that the Russian jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday was hit inside Syrian airspace after a brief incursion into Turkish airspace, a U.S. official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The Russian jet pilots who parachutted free of their burning plane were then purportedly killed by Turkish rebelsinside Syria. If true, this is a war crime.
Russia is deploying a warship off the Syrian coast to “destroy any threats to Russian planes”. Many believe this is the start of World War III.