Opinion

The Gods of War

Summary

We also recall when the world’s deadliest torturers, mass bombers, weapons makers and buyers were hyped as “the most successful military alliance in history.” They paraded in 100 Ford and Chrysler motorcades throughout Chicago, hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, US President Obama’s first chief of staff.

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There’s all these dollars pouring in to Sri Lanka to mislead younger folk…using various names…the most common being “Nava” – New. It’s an old trick. Then you have so-called Leftists trotting to the American Centre in Colombo claiming the USA as more democratic than communist China. Do dollars induce amnesia?  

This is why we recall today the whitest man who was sold to the world as Black. Remember when Bush and Blair murdered and maimed millions? Then Obama came along promising peace and waging wars, and then came Trump who at least waged no new wars, but soon Michelle was hugging Bush’s hipbone. All was forgiven. Talk about reconciliation!

We also recall when the world’s deadliest torturers, mass bombers, weapons makers and buyers were hyped as “the most successful military alliance in history.” They paraded in 100 Ford and Chrysler motorcades throughout Chicago, hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, US President Obama’s first chief of staff. 

That was the 25th summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 2012, boasting 50 participating governments, most of whom couldn’t directly access the Atlantic. It was billed as a fundraiser to escalate white wars on Asia! It was also held amidst a US policy advance: not just military occupation but also covert ‘targeted killings’ of civilians anywhere. All this murder to postpone capitalism’s long-awaited demise.

That NATO conclave came two weeks after Shokri Ghanem, Libya’s former prime minister and top oil official, who defected to them from Ghaddafi’s government, was drowned in Austria. He was found floating down Vienna’s Blue Danube‎ just after NATO took over in Tripoli.

Devastating Libya, destabilizing Syria to attack Iran, the US-led war machine escalated a then-4-billion-dollar-a-year war on Afghanistan, after promising imperialist forces would pull out in 2014. A war by the ‘roof of the world’ to divide the great production centres of Asia (South, East, Central, North and West) from each other. The pull-out never happened.

That NATO summit started a day after the G8 nations, involving the largest capitalist economies, met about Europe’s financial ‘crisis’, at heavily guarded Camp David, Maryland –moved from Chicago to dilute protests against both the G8 and NATO.

Come or Blow Chicago

The $55 million NATO summit introduced two long-range acoustic devices (LRADs) aka “sound cannon,” which cause deafness, to disperse crowds. New riot armor for horses and men. And the latest surveillance cameras. (The US navy developed LRADS to fend off attacks by small boats).

To prevent people in the streets using smartphones to coordinate protests, FBI and Secret Services jammed signals. They shutdown cell towers, under “Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 303,” for official “Emergency Wireless Protocols.” SOP allowed “state homeland security advisors” to terminate private wireless network connections in the entire metropolitan area, and shut down cell phone networks during the NATO protests. 

Chicago’s Metra Electric line only allowed subway riders to carry one small bag. “Boxes, parcels, luggage, backpacks and bicycles” were not allowed on trains. Chicago’s 12,000 police joined by over 500 National Guard troops (aka “The KKK in uniform,” for they usually put down the Black inner cities), Illinois state troopers, and other cities’ police. Chicago’s Police Chief also “extracted” protestors “who need to be extracted.”  


Chicago, watershed of the Mississippi and the Great Lakes, capital of the US midwest, has a history of mass murder: from the stealing of the Ottawa, Ojibwa and Potawatomi people’s lands, to the 1884 Haymarket massacre of workers that inspired May Day, to the 1970s massacres of Black Panther Party leaders. Chicago was the playpen of Al Capone: the petty retail mafiosi (who helped later-US-President John Kennedy’s father Joe smuggle whisky during the 1920s prohibition on alcohol). But Capone was a hissy pussycat compared to the suited NATO gangsters who gathered there. 

Chicago was home to one of Obama’s earliest and biggest funders: Lester Crown, whose father, Chicago mafiosi Henry Crown, took over General Dynamics Corp. (GD) in 1959 turning it into the largest weapons maker in the world. It was the battle between GD and Boeing that led to the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. From 1998-2012, the US spent $1.3 trillion waging wars on Afghanistan and Iraq, and $1.8 trillion – to procure new hardware, of which the US Navy received the most, to patrol the Indian Ocean. GD supplied all of the US’s 16 major intelligence agencies – from the CIA to the NRO to the GEOINT – exclusively providing people and equipment for the Department of Homeland Security’s new headquarters in Washington. NATO’s chickens indeed made themselves at home!

Killing Minds

So what’s it all about: Zbigniew Brzezinski, US President Carter’s National Security Advisor, and co-founder of the Trilateral Commission with oil baron David Rockefeller, claimed a “global political awakening… mainly of younger people in ‘developing’ states who could topple the existing international order….For the first time in human history almost all of humanity is politically activated, politically conscious and politically interactive… The resulting global political activism is generating a surge in the quest for personal dignity, cultural respect and economic opportunity in a world painfully scarred by memories of centuries-long alien colonial or imperial domination… The youth of the Third World are particularly restless and resentful… [The] major world powers, new and old, also face a novel reality: while the lethality of their military might is greater than ever, their capacity to impose control over the politically awakened masses of the world is at a historic low. To put it bluntly: in earlier times, it was easier to control one million people than to physically kill one million people; today, it is infinitely easier to kill one million people than to control one million people.”

Zbigniew is an old fox. It is not just killing people – for they need our production – but killing the minds especially of young people who soon find out that the US and Europe, bodyguards of a dying capitalism, are not as they are hyped up to be. 

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