What are we to make of the "furore" surrounding the publishing
of anti-Islam cartoons by Dutch and French daily papers? The intent
seems clear enough - to portray Islam, and therefore all Muslims as fanatic
terrorists, and to provoke Muslim groups to confirm for the world that this
portrayal is accurate - which is exactly what has happened. Flag and effigy
burning has ensued in Pakistan, Indonesia, and the Palestine territories. In
Iran, hundreds of thousands of worshippers staged a protest demonstration against
the insulting cartoons, shouting "Death to America," "Death to
Israel" and "this insult will not remain unanswered."
But who benefits from "furore"?
It is not the average Muslim who has been further demonised as a 'terrorist'.
Neither is it the average Westerner who has been further manipulated to believe
the lies and propaganda of the American Israeli and British governments that
average Muslim is a terrorist.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, while expressing condemnation for the
cartoons, urged militant groups not to harm European nationals and institutions.
"While we condemn these offensive cartoons of our prophet published
in Danish and other European newspapers, we distinguish between what was published
... and European citizens who bear no responsibility for what was published."
Indeed. But can the average Western citizen distinguish between the image that
has been crafted by American and Israeli governments and their media slaves
of Islam as a terrorist religion and the vast majority of ordinary Muslims around
the world who have no interest in creating a world-wide extremist Islamic caliphate?
Recently the calls from the American and Israeli governments for Iran to 'disarm',
and the subtle suggestions that the Iran's nuclear program poses a deadly threat
to Israel and/or America, have been growing. Now we have the publication of
the cartoons that have 'inflamed the Islamic world' (we are told), with Iranian
protestors shouting "death to America" and "death to Israel."
Sounds like a perfect preface to a nuclear attack on either the US or Israel
that could then be 'convincingly' attributed to Iran, does it not? Consider
also a story from the Guardian today which is entitled: Pentagon sets up robot
unit to identify source of nuclear attacks, and which informs us that:
The Pentagon has set up a special unit complete with robots to conduct forensic
tests in the event of a nuclear attack on the US, with the aim of identifying
attackers for possible retaliation, a Pentagon official said yesterday.
Major Susan Idziak, a defence department spokeswoman, told The Guardian that
the unit was called the the Domestic Nuclear Event Attribution (DNEA) program
and that it had been launched in 2000. It is made up of nuclear experts equipped
with "specifically modified" robots for collecting and analysing
fallout at ground zero of any future attack by a nuclear device or a dirty
bomb (radioactive material scattered by conventional explosives).
Well hells bells! Who's gonna argue with a cutting-edge robot with
the brains of many "nuclear experts" when it reports from a nuclear
ground zero in the American heartland and intones: "Iran did it!"
Case closed! Send in the Stealth Bombers!
What will be missing from the collective consciousness in such a scenario is
the fact that members of the current US government have already proven
themselves capable of attacking American citizens in order to further political
and personal goals. When such a government makes references to the likelihood
of a nuclear attack on the U.S., the people of the world, and particularly Americans,
should be very, very worried.
Since 9/11, the modern American intelligence apparatus has grown to be extremely
pervasive (and invasive) with a level of homeland surveillance that is probably
unprecedented in any country in recent history. The offical explanation for
this widening of the eye of 'big brother' is that it is necessary to protect
Americans from further terrorist attack. In the case that a real threat of nuclear
attack from a foreign nation existed - be it a conventional rocket attack or
an improvised 'suitcase nuke' attack - and to carry out the attack that nation
had to circumvent American defences - including the massive integrated surveillance
network - American citizens could feel confident that such an attack could and
would be thwarted.
The problem, however, is in our understanding of the nature of the attacks
of September 11th 2001 and the real reason for the subsequent ramping up of
surveillance. To the unbiased and unemotional eye, the 9/11 attacks bear all
the hallmarks of an inside job and, as such, the massive increase in the power
and reach of the U.S. state and military intelligence apparatus that resulted
from the 9/11 attacks cannot have been intended to provide the means by which
the American people could be better protected. A much more logical explanation
is that the overhauling of US intelligence agencies, clampdown on civil liberties,
co-opting of the judiciary etc., all of which has been implemented by same people
that orchestrated the 9/11 attacks, is designed to allow these very same people
the freedom to carry out another terror attack on the American people if an
when they so choose.
Under these circumstances, when the heads of agencies of this same American
government start talking up the possibility of a nuclear attack on American
soil, the reality is that they are simply planning to engage in the age-old
covert military tactic of false
flag, where one party carries out an attack and blames a second party.
For many years, successive American governments have been abusing and grossly
neglecting their position as the supposed protector of the American people.
To use an apt analogy, the American people find themselves in the tragic role
of 'battered wife' to their 'violent husband' of a government. Statistics show
that battered wives that fail to find the will to remove themselves from a destructive
relationship, who return time and again to their husbands, who refuse to see
reality and delude themselves with the belief that things will get better -
that “he is a good man at heart” - succeed only in reducing what
little respect their violent husbands had for them, and ultimately extinguishing
it completely. In such scenarios, and particularly when the husband is of a
psychopathic nature, he can come to see his wife as entirely less than human,
a ‘thing’ denuded of any humanity whose only purpose is to be used
and abused as his deranged mind sees fit. It goes without saying that the fate
of a person (or group of people) viewed as less than human by another more powerful
person (or group of people) is often dire.
Time and again, millions of Americans have refused the opportunity to accept
the truth about the nature of their government. No level of carnage or death
wrought abroad, or duplicity at home, seems sufficient to move them out of their
intransigence. From stolen elections, to illegal wars, to Presidential lies
and obfuscation on an almost daily basis, nothing is too ‘in their faces’
that it cannot be shoved under the rug or rationalised away. It is not, therefore,
that Americans cannot see this reality - the ability to see the truth is a gift
extended to all human beings - it is that they lack the desire to see it in
all is frightening detail. And it is because the reality of the current situation
in the U.S. and around the world is so frightening that so many reject it or
ridicule it as the much maligned yet eminently rational concept of ‘conspiracy
My goal in laying bare this unsavoury truth, as I see it, is not to gratuitously
beat up on an already abused and traumatised people, but rather to provide the
few that will perhaps read these words with an opportunity to choose to join
the growing world-wide ‘reality based community’, and to realise
that they are not being asked to confront this situation alone but to join the
fight. While no one can guarantee us success and a return to a golden age when
all things that seem true really are true, it is clear that if we do not
join together and combine our energies in this fight, the battle will be lost
before it has even begun, and the war-torn past and present as already written
by the psychopaths of this world will pale in comparison to the horrors of a
future that none of us would ever want to be a part of.