As one bizarre episode in the unceasing War on Terror piles on another,
it is hard to avoid the dismaying truth that the entire situation has become pathological.
“My assessment is that 90% of the value of the US dollar comes from the US military.”
— Former Assistant Housing Secretary Catherine Austin Fitts
For decades, America has used its armed strength to enforce the use of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, effectively making the US military the armed wing of the international banking cartel (IBC). Since 1971 when President Richard Nixon stopped paying US debt obligations with gold, America has increasingly used its military might to prop up the value of the dollar and enforce a global financial structure whose primary beneficiary is the US itself, and whose central bank, the Federal Reserve, serves as the IBC’s supervisory authority.
[ The planes pictured are not Venezuelan planes
~ but they are a very familiar sight in the skies of Christchurch, New Zealand ]
A Prayer For Africa
I met a man on the Equator line, his skin as black as coal, his eyes flamed with smoking, boiling pitch .. that awful stare that just puts you there .. at that place .. at the root and seed .. of all the injustices .. of all the ages. In mortal fear I stepped back from that awful apparition .. then said .. who are you? What do you want of me?
“I am the White mans burden” .. And mockingly .. “Tell me Bwana .. why am I a burden to the likes of your kind”?
Oh, I thought that would make you pause .. he said. For we were old before you were young .. and individually we fought and conquered the mighty lion to wrest from him our manhood .. the harvest of the fruitful earth we gathered … and game we stalked to feed our Children … are your lands so impoverished and minds so dissatisfied with the land of your kind that you come to plunder mine? Read more
In the years since the first post-9/11 invasion,
“real” reasons have abounded regarding the various countries provided with “democracy” by the United States.
All of these suggestions are both completely valid and accurate.
The French military intervention into Mali on Friday
— France’s second in as many years into a former African colony —
was reportedly “seconded” by the United States.
This ought to come as no great surprise,
given the Pentagon’s deepening penetration into Africa.
According to the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM),
the Pentagon plans on deploying soldiers to 35 different African countries in 2013.