“We have met the enemy, and he is us!” … Pogo
(Press TV) Rod Serling, creator of the Twilight Zone TV series, must be smiling down on us from the hereafter as he watches those of us in our sixties who grew up with his program find ourselves living in a real Twilight Zone….a Theater of the Bizarre.
I have been living in this crazy world long enough to get used to it, but these last few weeks have me a bit worried. The old axiom, “You ain’t seen nothing yet,” comes to mind.
Yes, were pleased to see Obama’s statesmanship in opening the dialogue with Iran to defuse the bogus nuclear weapons hype, which has been exploited for so many years. But then only to be disappointed to see him sink his teeth into the Syrian slaughterhouse with our use of proxy terrorists forces. That is quite a transition.
You will forgive me for saying that I have to think in the back of my mind that we might be dealing with two Obamas, one of whom is the Manchurian Candidate whenever the magic words are whispered in his ear. The good angels told him not to launch airstrikes on Syria, but the bad ones told him to go ahead with the Ukrainian debacle.
The competition in the eyes of the world for which major powers have the best interests of the world at heart has been somewhat up in the air in terms of America having exclusive rights. The cool-headed, non-offensive diplomacy of Russia and Putin has been a growing challenge to the title and seems to have triggered a panic attack in the West.
Obama survived the false flag scenario attack on the unfortunate chemical weapons victims in Syria, which was done solely as a pretext for triggering a US/NATO air campaign. The plan was to degrade Assad’s forces so the Syrian National Council terrorists could enjoy their work more without fear of being killed by the Syrian Army.
Lavrov saved Obama and Kerry’s bacon with the stroke of genius of getting the chemical weapons threat out of Syria to create a climate for a reasonable negotiated settlement. But we saw coordinated attacks by the rebels on convoys removing these weapons, which seem designed to give the Americans an opening to claim breach of faith by the Russian. That was a very cheap shot indeed, and I smelled some growing payback hatred toward the successful Russian diplomacy, which had run circles around the American pretenders.
I did not really catch it back then, but current events have connected the dots for me. Despite Obama’s standing up to our counterfeit Congress who represents Israel first when in conflict with American interests, he pushed forward with the Iran nuclear talks, literally under fire from AIPAC. But someone, somehow, seems to have convinced him that, “We have to get Putin!”
I don’t pretend to know why, as it is totally illogical. But I am sure that what has happened with the Ukraine debacle is not a bad dream. We really did team up with the EU to try to counter Putin’s attempt to stave off our attack on his border region by launching a mini Syria style attack to overthrow the Ukraine government.
When it looked like a settlement was about to delay the West taking over, magically a classic psyops appeared where a crew of hired killers shot up both sides. And without any evidence at all it was accepted by the West as having been done by the targeted government. Game, set, match…we had instant recognition from the West, no calls for an investigation, and promises of $15 billion in new loans. Good gosh, suspicious me…I smelled an orchestrated conspiracy there.
You all know about the Nuland and Ashton intercepts, so I will not repeat those because now I am going to take you into the Theater of the Bizarre. How does the West, who is so patently the aggressor in this situation (all the Intel people agree with this off the record) dodge taking blame for orchestrating a violent coup with the help of nationalist terrorists and Neo-Nazis?
That is simple. You use the Israeli method and blame it on the other guy. That’s right, after years of infiltrating, co-opting and subverting East European governments, we want to move NATO (ie. US missiles, bases and America taxpayer money) right up to Russia’s border for what justifiable reason?
The Russians reacted exactly like we knew they would, by securing their Black Sea fleet and then waiting for a referendum vote to show the Crimean vote would be overwhelming. And when Russia accepted the results from these historically Russian people, the West cries invasion, annexation, and that Putin is starting a new Cold War. And they expect the rest of us to believe this because their staff prepares good lies for them to tell.
Here are a few choice examples from the policy speech writers who are supposed to be so talented they can imprint whatever they want onto our brains. John Kerry made some of the stupidest historical remarks I have ever heard from a Secretary of State, including Hillary. He warned the Russians that THEY are stoking up ‘nationalist fever’ like that which led to WWII when that is exactly what WE have been doing since the Bush/Cheney gang decided to take over the world. Here are his words:
It “doesn’t legitimize just taking what you want because you want it or because you’re angry about the end of the Cold War or the end of the Soviet Union or whatever it is,” Kerry argued. He added that if Moscow believes people in Crimea want annexation, “you need to work through the operative process.”
Dear Mr. Kerry, It does not legitimize your finishing the Pax Americana that the Bush NeoCons and Republicans wanted to do, by hiding it behind being a Democrat. You are even more guilty as more is expected from peace-loving Democrats. You have failed America badly with this Ukraine disaster, but keep up the good work on the Iran talks.
And if the Israelis play hardball on the Palestinian peace talks, go ahead and play that illegal WMD card you are holding, which makes all US aid illegal and demand a full refund. We can sell Israel the next day to the Saudis so they can give it back to the former owners…
Our early-dementia Vice President Joe Biden also weighed in, reading his prepared notes about how Russian’s accepting the Crimean vote was a ‘land grab’ and ‘a blatant violation of international law’. This is almost funny if it weren’t so sad.
This is the same Joe Biden that earlier this week in Poland, again working from staff prepared notes, claimed that as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, he had ushered Poland’s entry into NATO. But there was a little historical problem with that as Republican Senator Jesse Helms has been the chairman of the committee at the time in 1999. It’s time for you to go, Joe.
Take your choice…pathological liars, poor staff work, or their senility has rendered them unable to tell the difference. The Russians have been absolutely right with their statements of total irrationality regarding all of the US positions on their Ukraine policy.
And you know what that makes them to all the rest of us?…national security risks. It’s sad day to see your country sink down to this level.
Jim W. Dean comes from an old military family dating back to the American Revolution. His father was a WWII P-40 and later P-51 Mustang fighter pilot. Jim’s mother was a WWII widow at 16, her first husband killed with all 580 aboard when the SS Paul Hamilton, an ammunition ship with 7000 tons of explosives aboard, was torpedoed off the coast of Algiers. He has appeared on PBS most recently on the Looking for Lincoln documentary with Prof. Henry Lewis Gates and lectured at the Army Command and General Staff School at Fort Gordon. His current writing focus is on national security, intelligence, black and psyops, military/Intel history including personal video archives, and the current wars. Jim Dean is the managing editor of Veterans Today.