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Islam Yearns for a Third Way, US Intel Will Provide
Republicans betray their foreign policy tradition ... The release on Tuesday of Mitt Romney's surreptitiously recorded comments on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict confirmed a sad truth about today's Republican party. The GOP has gone from the party of strategic foreign engagement to the party of simplistic chauvinism. The problem goes beyond Romney's private comments at a Florida fundraiser in May. Repeatedly over the last week, his surrogates laid out a view of American foreign policy at odds with the party's tradition of sophistication in foreign affairs. – Reuters/David Rohde
Dominant Social Theme: The Republicans were better earlier.
Free-Market Analysis: We are enjoying our stints visiting the Reuters website, which we consider to be a broad-based resource for Tavistock and Money Power generally.
That is, by sampling Reuters' articles and editorials we can get a good sense of how popular opinion is to be shaped despite the prevailing reality on the Internet. This increasingly is giving rise to a cognitive dissonance.
In other words, what we call the Internet Reformation is creating havoc with society's prevailing dominant social themes, the politically correct truths that people are supposed to internalize and live by.
This article is a good example of elite memes and how their assertion seems increasingly dated, given what we know now thanks to historical and socio-political 'Net information. Here's some more from the article.
Military force has a role in countering militancy. But force alone is not a cure-all. Iran's rulers must be prevented from obtaining a nuclear weapon, but pre-emptive air strikes will slow their weapons program, not eliminate it. Allowing sanctions and rising popular discontent to erode the regime's hold on power is the best course.
Second, across the Middle East, the problem is not that the United States is seen as weak. It is that it is seen as a menacing, all-powerful force that uses its unrivaled military might to impose its will.
A June Pew Center public opinion poll in Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan, Egypt, Pakistan and Turkey, found that clear majorities believe the U.S. acts unilaterally in the region. The American government is seen as being behind every major event in the Middle East – from the rebellion in Syria to the Muslim Brotherhood's election victory in Egypt. The perceptions are illogical but real, and while conspiracy theories ought not influence policy, our problem is arrogance, not inaction.
Third, the Arab world is not a monolith. Nor are the world's 1.6 billion Muslims. Clear majorities in Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey and Jordan support democracy, according to a July Pew public opinion poll. But after decades of the U.S. backing Arab dictators, many believe that the U.S. supports Israel more than it supports democracy ...
Across the Middle East of the post-Arab Spring, moderates and hardliners are engaged in a historic struggle for power. Its outcome will affect the United States, its allies and the world economy for decades. Rather than falsely promising Americans that the U.S can ignore the problem, the U.S. must reimagine American influence in a changed region.
As I have written in the past, a clear message has emerged in interviews with Muslims across the Middle East and South Asia since 2001. They do not want to be dictated to by Americans. Nor do they want Islamic hardliners to impose an extreme version of Islam on them. Instead, they yearn for a third way where their countries can be both Muslim and modern.
I believe a new, more pragmatic and less military-oriented American policy in the Middle East will achieve more than the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan did. In some instances, drone strikes, covert operations and lethal force may be necessary. But investment, education and training, and normalized relations, are just as important.
Today in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, young people yearn for American high-tech investments, trade and education. Public opinion surveys show an admiration for American technology, pop culture, democratic ideals and ways of doing business, particularly among the young. The rule of law, individual rights and consumerism are three of our most potent weapons against extremism.
Okay, let's unpack this. The folks behind Reuters, the ones who play with the world and its people as if they were merely tiny pieces on a big chessboard, are sending us a message. It's written clearly in this article and actually, we've analyzed it and reported on it for years.
Let's address how the article sets up the necessary conclusion. The article claims "that clear majorities believe the U.S. acts unilaterally in the region ... The perceptions are illogical but real, and while conspiracy theories ought not influence policy, our problem is arrogance, not inaction." Well count us among those who agree with this sort of theorizing. As we predicted two years ago, the regimes being destabilized by so-called youth rebellions were all secular ones.
In their place have been introduced the Muslim Brotherhood. We figure the reason for this is to set up easily provoked conflict between East and West. Conflict always benefits those in power and this will be no exception. Also, the Muslim Brotherhood is apparently controlled at the topmost levels by Western Intel so it is apt to do whatever bidding Western elites wish.
This article gives us more clues by speaking of a third way. Muslims are sick of the harsh Wahhabism out of Saudi Arabia. But where the heck is this harshness coming from? Saudi Arabia's princes don't sneeze without US say-so.
Thus the REAL picture becomes clear. Western elites have set up strict Islam sects via Saudi Arabia and are now putting into power less strict sects via the Muslim Brotherhood. Perhaps after feinting toward militarism, the Brotherhood is supposed to create a third way for Islam that will allow Western-style central banking and finance.
This third way has already been worked out via Dubai, Qatar and the Arab Emirates in general. We've written about this in the past.
So this is what's really going on. The Middle East has been destabilized by the US State Department's AYM youth movement. Now that the Muslim Brotherhood is empowered, a surge of violence may give way to a "third way" regarding Islamic society, polity and economics.
Conclusion: Muslims are right to believe they are being manipulated. What they don't understand perhaps is that the "third way" that many long for has already been prepared for them and it, too, is under Western control.
You can hear more Daily Bell analysis about Middle Eastern manipulation here, in a live-broadcast interview with Anthony Wile conducted just today on RT.
Posted by amanfromMars on 09/23/12 03:21 PM
"At the risk of sounding Marxist (economic determinism), we know that the power of the ruling elites stems from their fiat money system." …. Posted by Joe on 09/22/12 11:41 AM
That is not quite right, Joe. The power of the ruling elites stems/stemmed from the plebs not knowing of the simple workings of their fiat money system. Now that they do, and are sharing far and wide what they know and are learning, is it not a good time to be thought of as one of them, the ruling elite in control of the fiat money system, for Henry Ford got it perfectly right when he said …… "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." ……. and history is littered with details of what happens to once thought to be smart and immune from rough natural justice and mob violence oppressors.
Posted by Joe on 09/22/12 11:41 AM
At the risk of sounding Marxist (economic determinism), we know that the power of the ruling elites stems from their fiat money system. They relish wars and debt of governments to them because it allows them to profit and gain more power for themselves. The Islamic world can be a good enemy but it can also be a phony enemy which, something that does not eschew the fiat money system. So the duel role played by Islam is that it will be cast as an enemy and threat, while at the same time it will establish the usury based banking system and not replace it.
Posted by abdulHadiscott on 09/21/12 06:25 PM
If you want to misunderstand, or wrongly understand the history of Abraham and his descendant Muhammad (s) then read the Bobby 7 letter below and that of his mentor Dr. Rafat Amari. These are christians who misrepresent what Allah(not Muhammad s)revealed to His prophet(s) in Qurán. The Christian teaching was an earlier teaching and has been corrupted. They pretend it is not corrupted, while doing all in their power to also corrupt Islamic teaching and misrepresenting God's Holy Books. Muhammad came also to a people whose religion had been altered. He called the people to return to the way of Abraham their father who Allah called Hanif meaning True, uncorrupted , original. It was not a religion but a description of sincerity in religion. Be careful Bobby 7 , The truth is not a plaything to be fooling around with. You may burn more than just your fingers
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Posted by rtisaploy on 09/21/12 05:26 PM
Where's the little critter with the bell??
Posted by Bobby7 on 09/21/12 04:03 PM
I would ask ALL your readers to Google this article by Dr. Rafat Amari. It is VITAL to understand that Muhammad & Islam have NO CONNECTION with Biblical Judaism and New Testament Christianity. The world has been duped by this Arabian Pagan Cult. Its very roots are pure Click to view link can ONLY produce EVIL!
By Dr. Rafat Amari
Ahnaf is a pagan Arabian religious group which began at the time of Mohammed. It had nothing to do with the faith of Abraham.
Islamic tradition claims that at the time of Mohammed, there was a group of people who refused to be either Jews or Christians, but instead, they claimed to be of the 'faith of Abraham,' which, according to Islam, would mean they were the true followers of Abraham, and continued throughout history. They called themselves 'Ahnaf ' or 'Honafa.'
This claim is blatantly false. Nowhere in the pages of history was there a religion of Abraham called 'Hanifa'. Abraham was never called 'Hanifa' nor did Abraham ever call himself 'Hanif,' nor did he establish a religion. Faith in the God of the Bible did not begin with Abraham nor did it begin in his lifetime. Before Abraham, the Bible presented men such as Enoch and Noah with whom God spoke and fellowshipped.
But Abraham was called to leave Ur in Mesopotamia, to become the one of the forefathers in the genealogy of the promised Messiah. Since humanity fell into sin, God planned to send Christ into the world, so that He might redeem humanity by dying on the cross.
Abraham knew that the Savior would come from his offspring. This knowledge was given to Abraham when God led Abraham to Mount Moriah near Jerusalem to present his son Isaac as a sacrifice. Moriah is the range of mountains around Jerusalem, where God the Father- 2000 thousands later - sacrificed His son as atonement for mankind's sins. Abraham was part of God's prophetical statement when he prepared to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac, after he sent away Hagar and her son, Ishmael, and remained with Isaac whom he much loved. God did this so Abraham could experience and reflects on the pain which God, the Father experienced when He sacrificed His only eternal Son.
The term 'son of God" does not mean that Christ was born to the Father like and earthly son is born to a human father. He is the Son of God because He is the object of God's eternal love, concern and glory. The Bible speaks of Christ in Colossians 1:13 as 'the Son of His love', in Hebrews1:2. He is the heir of all things. He declared in John 16:15, 'all the things that belong to the Father are mine.' And again in John 1:3. 'all things were made by Him and without Him nothing was made that has been made.'
Abraham, as you may remember, placed Isaac on the wood stacked high on the altar, and he prepared to kill him. God stopped Abraham by providing a ram caught in the thicket. Isaac could never be the redeemer for mankind himself because he was born in sin like all human beings. God was showing him that the redeemer must come from heaven. The ram Abraham saw symbolized Jesus the Lamb of God who carried away the sins of the world.
Abraham was never given a law to be considered as a founder of a religion. The Law in the O T was given to Moses. He never was inspired to write a book, like many other prophets of the Old Testament. To assert that Abraham founded a religion is inconceivable. One can't single out one event in the Bible and make a 'religion' from it. All the revelations of the Old and New Testaments are the providence's of the same true God. The revelations of the Old Testament pointed to the coming of Christ, His death and resurrection from the dead, in order to bring man to fellowship with God.
Yet, Mohammed in the Qu'ran speaks about the religion of Abraham as Hanif. And calls Muslims to be neither Jews nor Christians but to be Hanifas as we read in Surah Al Baqarah 2:135. This verse contradicts the truth which all the prophets announced. It opposes the main subject around which their prophecies revolve, which is that Christ is the Eternal Son of God, and took on a human form, died on the Cross and was resurrected from the dead.
Posted by amanfromMars on 09/21/12 02:36 PM
Just out of curiosity, is Mitt Romney spending/risking any of his fortune on his ridiculous Presidential campaign or is he just happier spending and wasting the money of those who he is fooling with his run for high office and who have been persuaded to support him?
The right dodgy businessman would try to ensure that he himself loses nothing and spends even less of anything he had squirreled away.