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Elites Set Orwellian War Against China And Islam?
Hundreds of Iraqis took to the streets on Friday to demonstrate against a lack of basic services, the latest in a series of protests that have swept the country as turmoil rocks other parts of the Arab world. Iraq has been slow to get back on its feet almost eight years after the US-led invasion. In Baghdad, hundreds of protesters marched under the watchful eye of the Iraqi Army to the heavily-fortified Green Zone calling for an improvement in basic services. – Indian Express
Dominant Social Theme: Let's ignore Iraq. It's a Democracy now. Nothing happening there. Good ...
Free-Market Analysis: Iraq is the forgotten war. Even amidst the chaos swirling around developing countries throughout the world, the Western mainstream media for the most part ignores Iraq. And perhaps one day – sooner rather than later – it will have its own re-revolution (see article excerpt above); not one to welcome in regulatory democracy (that's already being tried, and wretchedly) but an Islamic Shia revolution. The Shias are Persian Islamists and the Iranian theocratic state is Shia. Iraq is mostly Shia and any uprising would likely – eventually – result in a Shia theocracy.
In fact, destabilization of existing regimes is taking place all over. As we've now documented (along with other alternative news sites on the ‘Net) it does not appear to be an accident. The scope of this article, then, runs far beyond Iraq, the status of which we have used merely for introductory purposes. In the rest of this article, we shall explore further the astoundingly ambitious effort underway by Western powers-that-be to foment civic unrest not just in the Middle East or Africa but around the world – and reasons why they may be doing so. The Anglo-American elite apparently plans to replicate the Egyptian revolution not just in the Middle east but worldwide via the use of the Internet and swelling youth demographics. See the following article:
The result of these machinations may not be "regulatory democracies" but Islamic republics – in the long term anyway. There's ample evidence that Iran has something like this in mind. The website Iranian.Com recently posted a short article entitled "Iran's Ahmadinejad claims ownership of Mideast 'divine awakening'." It went on to report that, "Iranians marked the 32nd anniversary of their Islamic revolution on Friday, with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claiming that Iran was the vanguard of a popular and divine awakening now under way ‘in every corner of this planet'."
Of course every corner of the planet, realistically means Iraq and perhaps parts of Afghanistan. Most of the rest of the Arab world (and other parts of the globe) are largely Sunni, so it is doubtful that Shia Iran (Persia) would make much progress there. Of course we've written about this before, in an article entitled The Rise of Iran. Then we speculated (September 2010) that ...
For the Western power elite (from our point of view) it is Mission Accomplished, at least in a certain, limited sense. The Iranian and Taliban strains of Islam are fairly severe (more so than say Shia Sufism) and between them incorporate a critical mass of perhaps 400 million. While this population is considerably less truculent (in an organized sense) than the erstwhile Soviet Union, it provides the critical mass necessary to generate an "enemy" that the Western mainstream press can continually identify and demonize.
In an era when the truth-telling of the Internet is continually destabilizing the elite's fear-based promotional propaganda, the erection of a believable and even formidable enemy is of great importance from the Western elite's point of view. It provides a rationale for increased authoritarianism, justifies the West's increased use of spy-technologies (which are mostly domestically aimed) and provides a rationale for continued military-industrial spending.
Seen from this point of view, the West's incursions into Iran and Afghanistan become comprehensible at a fundamental level as well. Saddam Hussein's regime was fundamentally a nationalist one, but now with Iran's growing influence in the country, the political structure has been overtaken by religious calculations. The theocratical elements of Iran's Shia revolution have been spread not only into Iraq but also into Afghanistan.
In light of recent events, we revisited the issue. In doing so we discovered a remarkable commentary by John Rappaport, an alternative news reporter with his own blog. The article in question is also featured on Solari.Com and pulls together numerous disparate, global sociopolitical strands that we've been discussing here at the Bell. Rappaport's thesis in this article seems to agree with ours: It is that the elite destabilization of the Middle East is indeed meant to create, eventually, a regional Islamic theocracy. Below, after our link, is an excerpt from Rappaport's article, "Egypt And The Pyramid of Power." We wrote something similar here:
Now we are faced with the possibility of a more unified Middle East under the banner of Islam. And what would this mean, from the point of view of the globalists? It would mean—if they can pull it off—a relationship with Islamists in which deals are cut from the top down. In other words, while oil continues to flow, the Rockefellers and Bilderbergers of this world would be able to use Islam more powerfully to scare the rest of the planet into a global management system (de facto world government).
Helping to make your enemies larger means gaining the ability to enact more pervasive and widespread solutions to the threat posed by those enemies. A good example is World War 2. In its aftermath, along a 50-year path, globalists were able to construct a semblance of a United Europe, the European Union—which, of course, is a globalist organization run by globalists. And now—a United Islamic Middle East? Suppose this political operation is, under the surface, a globalist move whose key strategy is controlling that Islamic Front from above? Then, Islam, in a sense, becomes a globalist enforcement arm, and under that banner freedom is eroded.
Now you have the kind of perpetual war described by Orwell in 1984. An endless enemy, and continual war-time conditions, in which freedoms are carved up, "because it's necessary if we're going to defeat the enemy." From a globalist perspective, the wars against Iraq and Afghanistan were seeds sown to increase Islam opposition to the West—a prelude to what is happening now in the Middle East. The immediate triggers for these current riots? Rising food prices.
Rappaport doesn't mention China, but his perspective about an Orwellian-type strategy struck a chord with us, especially as we have been struggling with the issue of how China is being positioned within its new 21st century context as an economic powerhouse. We've written in the past that it seemed to us the Anglosphere tended to develop one enemy at a time. But it is possible, too, that China is being cultivated as a new threat. Certainly, it is being portrayed in the American media as an economic one. Were this to take place, the Anglosphere could then claim two implacable enemies (of its own making) Islam and China.
This paradigm, extreme as it might appear to be, also explains the rapidly growing authoritarianism in the West. Follow the Orwellian logic and conclude, reluctantly, that both Europe and America must be recreated within a far more authoritarian context if the three segments of the globe are to align. China certainly offers authoritarian capitalism. The Middle East and other parts of the world offer, potentially, variants on authoritarian Islam. In fact, the Islamic world offers up 1.5 billion people in numerous countries and continents that can be bound together in potential militancy against Western infidels.
Islamic movements, even militant ones, have surely been penetrated by Western intel. The leaders are working, or willing to work, with Western powers-that-be, all the while denouncing the West and Western lifestyles for public consumption. They might even be Islamic/regulatory democracy hybrids, as regulatory democracy still in our view offers the sociopolitical philosophy most amenable to elite control.
We've discussed in the past, China's Li family and its links to Western elites, so there may be cooperation within China and Asia as well. Here, then, we have the makings of Orwell's tripartite, warring world. It is one bound together at the top by conspiratorial elites that know full well the divisions they promote are ersatz; but perpetual war for perpetual peace gives each group tools to militarize and polarize society as they choose. An Orwellian solution indeed.
Would it work? Analyzing the potential plans of the Anglosphere (and Islamic and Asian elites) does not mean endorsing the utility of what these power groups have in mind. In the era of the Internet, people are far more aware of their personal manipulations than in the past and therefore less likely to be as easily animated. Additionally, it is hard to conduct low intensity warfare in an era of such powerful weaponry.
Conclusion: The speculation we have offered above, of the attempted creation of a tripartite, warring world – Orwell's vision as proposed in "1984" – certainly seems worth examining. A "long war" of this sort could eventually resolve itself into the longed-for New World Order as these three regions propel their struggle into exhaustion. From chaos ... order. We wouldn't have presented such a scenario earlier this year, but the apparent ambition of Western elites to create color revolutions all over the world has considerably expanded our sense of what they believe is possible – and reasons why they might promote such an ambitious undertaking.
Posted by Wayne on 02/16/11 01:42 AM
Pity the Elite now
From the Day that the US dropped atomic bombs on civilian populations until just recently, the Elites just said, "Do it our Way or Die"
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But now other nations have atomics of their own.
So the US drops theirs, and the other nations hit the US. Stalemate! This leaves the Elites with the option of playing petty mind games with unstable personality types in marginal counties.
And the Internet has even interfered with that. So expect more stupidity from the Elites, as they lash out in helplessness at the situation. From the looks of it, they can't even get their host countries budgets under control.
Posted by Lance Winslow on 02/15/11 10:57 PM
Hmm? Extremely interesting commentary indeed.
Posted by Eugene on 02/15/11 08:14 PM
I understand the 'top-down' control. However, I see in my world travels a 'bottom' that can not support it self. More people in the world, less and less food and clean water per person, and less opportunities for advancement for those people. I wonder if the 'power elite' considers a French revolution type event possible and what the world would look like then?
Posted by Eddy Kalil on 02/15/11 11:48 AM
has anyone ever photocopied the pages of 'Goldstein's forbidden book' in'1984' and carried it around fr'a while , reading it occasionally.Readers only get several pages ...O'Brien is also suspected of having written it...and,it was also written by George Orwell ! ..."
The Theory and Practise of OLIGARCHICAL COLLECTIVISM " ...by Emmanuel Goldstein...written by George Orwell in 1947-48 ! now ponder the existence of some 14-yr-old , guntotin' ,crackcocaine pusher who now doesn't need the alley becase he's got the same technology as the president...tell me now who are the adaptable and adapting power elite and where can i go to nurse my shrunk brain and salvage what's left of my sullied/unsullied intelligence..was the jerry springer show really judgement day ...where in the heaven's devilry is MY power to speak to TRUTH...GIMME SOME TRUTH?...TRY SELLING IT TO ME ! ...
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Posted by Agent Weebley on 02/15/11 09:29 AM
I initially thought it to be a given that your writing was some sort of quadratic equation, but that does not equal what seemed to be the product of what you had to say, once I personified 1, 2, 3, and idealized A, B, C, and D.
I do, however, believe that 1 and 2 are indeed "dimly aware" there's a certain unease in the air. But I believe, as you correctly pointed out that I am free to believe whatever I want to believe; it does not led to the ultimate objective, being D.
It leads to either . . . :-D or :-D~
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Posted by Ideaman on 02/15/11 07:38 AM
Let us assume individuals 1, 2 & 3. Further assume that 1 believes A, B, C, while 2 believes A, B, C, D and 3 believes A, B, D & E. Assume that the individual produces the force of action. Now, without any recourse to All-Knowing, All-Powerful group of individuals 4X, we can easily see how we end up with 1,2 & 3 actively working towards B. Mere concordance of interests that requires no 'six degrees of separation' thinking, no Ubermensch steering events towards B behind the scenes. Now what if individual 3 has greater resources, both physical and human? If 1 and 2 proceed towards B (with 3's involvement), it may be possible for 3 to eventually bring 1 and 2 all the way to D (even getting them to skip over C in the process). This despite the fact that neither 1 nor 2 were actively seeking D. Or looked at slightly differently, if 1 and 2 refrain from exerting effort to prevent the continuation to D, it may be that 3 need not even be more powerful than 1 and 2 or even 1 and 2 in combination.
I know the Bell believes in the Power Elite explanation, and focuses its analysis using that prism. But my simple mind tends to always look for individual motivations, even in a crowd, and then tries to understand how it may be that what appears to be group level organization may in fact be nothing more than individuals following their own path that happens to overlap with others. How they might come together to cooperate on A and B, for example, while having no knowledge or intention of seeing D occur.
Yet in the end, D may be the final result where A & B are the necessary predicates, and having laid that foundation 3 is in a position to move 1,2 and 3 the remaining distance to D. All without 1 & 2 being even dimly aware that D is the ultimate objective.
All the rest of the conspiracy-lite thinking is like the styrafoam peanuts packed around A-D. Interesting, but easily replaced with rolled up newspaper or bubblewrap (ie, different, but equally valid interpretations of events).
Still, I probably get more amusement out of reading the comment section than the actual articles. The articles themselves remind me of a film noir version of Clinton's "It Takes a Village". I guess if someone can buy into her thesis, someone else can buy into the PE business.
Posted by Vauung on 02/15/11 05:46 AM
... in this case.
Posted by Vauung on 02/15/11 05:33 AM
Understood. But their thought process makes inherent sense, and doesn't seem to rely on arcane information or interpretation.
Posted by Vauung on 02/15/11 01:19 AM
Thanks for the stratfor link. It adds a significant piece to the jigsaw puzzle (Mubarak threatened to de-militarize the regime, and was in short order deposed by military passive aggression). I'm not sure how consistent your gloss is with the article, however.
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Take Stratfor with a proverbial grain of salt, too.
Posted by William3 on 02/14/11 11:51 PM
I'm struggling a bit with the notion that the elite is trying to build up both Islamic and Chinese enemies to justify a long war. If they are, it's a mark of real desperation in my view.
Islam is not a single entity at all. To think Shia's will follow Sunni's or vice versa is a delusion. And China is too inextricably bound to the West economically to be a real threat.
Instead consider this. The Egyptian "revolution" may have just been a coup, with the military regime using the outpouring of citizen outrage to cover it's (and perhaps the elite's) intended plans. See Stratfor's take on this --
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If Friedman's analysis is correct, perhaps there is another motive behind all this. The elite may be ready to let go of the "long war" idea, but to replace it with the idea that the West supports movements against oppressive regimes (which they of course originally put in place) and the peaceful establishment of democracies.
If citizenry could be convinced they were the driving force behind it, setting up regulatory democracies would be much easier. Of course the key people who would set up the new democracies would be elite puppets, like the regime in Egypt.
Food for thought.
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We've speculated on this as well, previously. The WikiLeaks leaks seem intended to portray America as training the Egyptian youth and thus backing "democracy" in Egypt.
Maybe it is a combination of things - these plans change according to circumstance though the end goal of increasing wealth and power never does.
Posted by W.Palmer on 02/14/11 11:29 PM
All this I think assumes that somewhere there is a organized and well structured cabal plotting and scheming and causing world events at the push of a button in some war room like a James Bond movie.
Forgotten, seems to be the very purpose in Egypt was the desire to get rid of a useless and tired old dictator who had nothing but accelerating poverty to offer. This ignition in the Middle East is long overdue. The American solution to the same problem has brought nothing to the Iraqi people but destruction, hardship and an even more difficult to be rid of dictatorship of another kind.
It may be that the Arab peoples have considered this and decided their own revolutions would be far more productive than foreign intervention.
Iran is by no means under control, a festering, and smoking bomb which will explode again and perhaps, empowered, this time be successful.
The youth in that region doesn't want a theocratic dictatorship, and for as long as they exist peace will be tentative at best.
Whatever the outcome we may have to deal with a Muslim culture which by western standards perhaps intrudes on personal freedoms. (Theocracy intrudes in Catholic Ireland) but that need not be a bad thing as long as we respect each other and control the greed.
Greed has been, and will continue to be, the main motivation for all of mankind's ills one way or another, to think that those motivated will ever coordinate themselves to a monogamous entity is as likely as icebergs in that region.
Posted by Agent Weebley on 02/14/11 10:27 PM
I hope you do not think I was offended . . . I wasn't. I just thought it was funny . . . whooooo is that Tipperary poster . . . howls of derising laughter on that one!
I had this really long post, craftily woven, but I just tossed it to Delkey (our dog) for quick consumption in favour of this post:
By the way, you really should keep the convo in convoy . . . 42? Your comment, as well as this comment should be on yesterday's thread, not today's thread, as this will be tomorrow, as of yesterday, so theoretically, this thread does not exist. Or does it? It does not matter anyway; I'm confused.
Where was I? Oh yeah, I had to show my daughter, Nerfy the "It's A Long Way To Tipperary" video I suggested yesterday. Give them a bit of their heritage, eh? As I played away, the video arrived at the section where the guy says: "the sweetest girl I know . . . ;" she points and says: "hey, that's the girl that comes up out of the well in Saw and Saw II!"
Now, the real reason I played the video for Nerfy was that my other daughter, also named Nerfy, was wearing way too much mascara and eyeliner; she looked like the guy from The Cure, and I wanted to show her what she looked like, as those few frames from the video seemed out of place and eerily similar to her "look."
So, TheLastPost, which reason is true? Mascara, or heritage, or both? Or was it completely contrived in order to make you feel a little better that you did not offend me?
Anyway, tomorrow I think Doctor Sternum and Mac needs to de-brief us on our "China Trip" last weekend, so I had better get to bed.
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Posted by Vauung on 02/14/11 09:12 PM
This is a really fascinating post. I agree that the Rappoport commentary is nice, too:
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The Orwellian global power triangle idea is very interesting. It has a Chinese precursor in the Tale of the Three Kingdoms, and also in the paper-scissor-stone game. It is even a strategic archetype.
One factor upsetting it, to whatever degree, is the lack of triangular symmetry. In particular, the rise of China follows a comparatively familiar historical pattern, in which hegemonic powers face an emerging, vigorous 'challenger'.
This was dampened over recent centuries by the cultural lubrication that smoothed the transition from British to American global hegemony (although Germany and Japan were classic 'challengers', and the USSR at one stage appeared to be -- to the economically confused, at least).
The Islamic world does not seem to conform to this pattern. It is rising only in demographic terms, and due to the 'Peak Oil' economics that have arisen, or been engineered, in energy markets. 'Muslim rage' appears to be more a reaction to civilizational dilapidation, than an expression of fizzy animal spirits (rooted in exploding productive capability).
If a triangular antagonism does emerge, it will be extremely wonky, which could make it exceptionally difficult to 'manage'.
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Thanks for the thoughtful post. We are not sure such a paradigm is practical (in fact we are fairly sure it is not), but it may nonetheless be one of several plans that the elite are pursuing ...
Posted by RF on 02/14/11 07:55 PM
it seems a United middle east may be a reasonable enemy as opposed to the extremist factions that have become dangerous to all ,including thier homelands, picking a fight can be a mistake these adys--
The United Arab Emirate arent an enemy to the west but a business partner, a united middle east may be more capable of diplomatic answers rather than blowing them selves up in the squares of thier neighborhoods...
The real problem is none of these countries are and ever will be in any sense Democracies, they have been governed by kings, warrior chieftans, , good and bad thruout history, placed by force either by western "diplomacy" in the last 200 years of colonialism, or several thousand years of fighting among themselves
the Shia's and Sunni will differ on sucession of the Prophet and untill they find common agreeance -- perhaps all the conspiritorial color schemes will be to a better end , or realisticly better beginning for the Middle Eastern countries , seeking change, the extremist factions now ruling several are better gone than straining the human resources of it's people with carnage..on behalf of thier religious beliefs-- they might start by not blowing themselves up in thier own neighborhoods no?
Posted by WhiteRose on 02/14/11 05:22 PM
Excellent article and news that aren't seen on TV. Thanks!!
Posted by Bill Ross on 02/14/11 05:12 PM
"Tunis is the force that pushed Egypt, but what Egypt did will be the force that will push the world,"
hmmm. Elites are facing the dreaded "dominoe effect", but rather than the false subversions of Communism / Socialism, it is the sweet nectar of freedom.
How, exactly is the US going to oppose this, without losing ALL credibility, assuming any still exists at this point?
Posted by Adam on 02/14/11 04:49 PM
"He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future." -- George Orwell
New York Times -- A Tunisian-Egyptian Link That Shook Arab History
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'The exchange on Facebook was part of a remarkable two-year collaboration that has given birth to a new force in the Arab world " a pan-Arab youth movement dedicated to spreading democracy in a region without it.
Now the young leaders are looking beyond Egypt. "Tunis is the force that pushed Egypt, but what Egypt did will be the force that will push the world," said Walid Rachid, one of the members of the April 6 Youth Movement, which helped organize the Jan. 25 protests that set off the uprising.
He spoke at a meeting on Sunday night where the members discussed sharing their experiences with similar youth movements in Libya, Algeria, Morocco and Iran.'
Posted by Bill Ross on 02/14/11 04:46 PM
I must take issue with "the people are ignorant, we are doomed" POV.
Fact is, like everything, ignorance has a cost, in this case, being prey and having your survival negatively affected. This is the most powerful wake up and call to arms there is or can ever be. When DB states: the internet is a process, this is what they mean.
The risk is that social consensus coalesces around some bogeyman such as Islam and / or China whom are blamed for the devastation our own corrupt elites, politicians and judiciary have visited upon us. Then, we will have total war and the devastation we have thus far experienced will be "the good ole days".
So, the question is "a pox on whom?". We agree that somebody is gonna pay.
As to appeasing the people, with anything REAL, who's going to produce it? The productive have had enough and "aint gonna take it anymore", as evidenced by declining planetary economic stats.
Posted by TheLostPast on 02/14/11 04:37 PM
Sorry 'Agent Weebly' :D I hope i did'nt come across all lost in contest.
I was'nt demanding to 'know who you are!' I apologise,-i missed the other Posts & it was waaay past my bed-time & i was incoherenting Gobbeldy -gook. Thanks my friend .
Posted by SP on 02/14/11 04:31 PM
We understand your frustration. The indoctrination techniques have been developed for a thousand years, they are perfected. People are generally lazy I find, and its work and discipline to be informed.
You can lead a horse to water but...
Your part I believe in this, is not to force your knowledge on everyone you know, you will be lonely than. You are a like a pebble thrown into a lake, the ripples get larger as they move away in all directions.
There are more of us everyday, thanks to resources like the DB. You are now lifted above and outside of the herd, a very special place, cherish it and grow with it.
This revolution of the mind has to be taken in baby steps. It need to start with allowing children to be free thinkers and have their fresh idea's respected. I rarely see my friends respect their children's idea's, I see the frustration in the children. The are taught to obey like good dogs, its the beginning of shutting down of individual thought, Just the way its been planned.
Fear your parents, fear your god, fear your leaders. Oh, but they love you.
Its like losing weight, its take as much time to lose it as it did to put in on.
There is great book I just read the title is "High Alert" (you can buy it in the book section on the DB site) give this to your friends, a good starter kit to understanding that we are not free.
Sometimes its our educated friends who have degrees that are the most closed. They have been through the leftist indoctrination of the sciolistic university experience, they become arrogant because they unwittingly believe they received and education. All they have learned is to repeat.
Critical thinking and the art of questioning is rejected in our society.
When the student is ready, the teacher will come.
Keep the faith.