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Symptoms of the pending fall of empire

9 May

Strong empires attacked from the outside may withstand, but those that are rotten within will fall, one way or another.

2017 May 9th
Symptoms of the pending fall of empire

 

I transcribed the list below from a small portion of the interview 1st/of 2 by Bonnie Faulkner of “Guns and Butter”, which I link via the Saker site.  At minute 31, geopolitical conditions/attributes of The Soviet Union, before its fall, are compared to the same for the (USA-championed) empire today (2017 May 9th).

The listed conditions include:

  1. bloated military budget – resulting in a paradoxically ineffective military
  2. huge, but ineffective intelligence community
  3. crumbling public infrastructure
  4. world record of per capita ratio of incarcerated people
  5. a propaganda machine
  6. internal dissident movements
  7. systematic use of violence against citizens
  8. tensions between the central authority and the regional administrations (in USA, the individual states)
  9. an industry that exports energy and weapons
  10. a population that is fearful of being spied on
  11. people who disagree with the public policies of the regime are defamed as ‘traitors’ and/or ‘spies’
  12. paranoia of external enemies
  13. over reach over the entire planet
  14. an awareness that the entire planet hates you
  15. a subservient press corps of prostitutes who never dare to ask the real questions
  16. a sky high rate of substance abuse
  17. a young generations which believes in nothing at all
  18. a educational system in free-fall (the Soviet system at the time of the dissolution of the Soviet Union was better than the current existing US educational system, and this is prior to the planned dissembling of the Trump administration)
  19. a disgust with politicians and politics in general
  20. massive prevailing amount of corruption at all levels of power

They continue; Bonnie reads a quote from a 2014 writing by the Saker. “The truth is the most powerful empire-buster ever invented. It brought down the USSR, and it will bring down the [empire] too; it is just a matter of time now.

Commenting on the French presidential election results, Ramin Mazaheri writes in his article, Macron wins – the 24% who voted for him rejoice, the rest sigh:
…My point is: Western society, and not just France, is fractured in a terrible, horrible way. The lack of unity – even if only perceived – is staggering for a region of the world enjoying such enormous relative prosperity. There is, clearly, a problem in their culture.

Cuba doesn’t have this problem. Nor China. Iran – once you get out of rich North Tehran – will almost certainly have a higher voter participation rate in their elections this month than France, and France’s is still among the highest in the West. …

I invite everyone, who is sick under the empire, wherever you are, Canada, U.S.A., western Europe, UK, and Anzac, in particular, to start organizing a resistence.

To start with, contact your ‘democratically’ elected representatives and respectfully tell them what you think of preparations for war.

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Casually cleaning up the corpses

9 Apr

20170524 Update: Russian Defence Minister: White Helmets chemical attack footage ‘staged’

There is no evidence (let alone credible evidence) that the Syrian government ordered the use of chemical/biological weapons in Syria.
Further, evidence is mounting that there was NO SARIN GAS attack!
It’s completely FAKE NEWS!
It has been used by the ‘deep state’ in the USA and their international allies, one or more in the Middle East, to justify an illegal attack on Syria by the US government.
All the war-mongers are jumping up and down in giddy joy, even forgetting how much they hate Trump, apparently, supporting his deployment of cruise missiles in Syria that has likely killed hundreds of civilians, if not thousands.
Credit to Eva Bartlett, and her site “In GAza and Beyond

Eva, actually spent time in Syria, according to her web site, “Since April 2014, she has visited Syria 6 times, including two months in summer 2016 and once month in Oct/Nov 2016.”

The remainder of the links are from her latest post, in which she points out that if Sarin gas had been used, the ‘white helmets’ who are well-reportedly cleaning up the corpses, would likely die a horrible death.

BTW: the White Helmets are a total scam, operated by highly partisan pro-neo-liberal-agenda (i.e. pro regime change in Syria and most of the Middle East) agency.

See report of them at: Jumping to conclusions; something is not adding up in Idlib chemical weapons attack

Again, Assad had no reason to use chemical weapons, the progress of the Syrian army on the ground has been steadily cleaning up rebel/terrorist held territory, and his relationship with the new US administration was good; so he would definitely NOT have risked pulling off an idiotic stunt like using chemical weapons, just the kind of thing that the neo-liberal establishment would use to cattle-prod Trump into getting involved in Syria.

More links directly from In-Gaza and Beyond:

(video will open in another window) “Ex-UK Ambassador: Assad wasn’t behind the chemical attack“, Apr 5, 2017

Finian Cunningham, April 6, 2017, “Chemical reaction: Trump in U-turn, bubbling with Syria regime change

Rick Sterling, April 7, 2017, “The Escalating War on Syria and Need for International Law“:

This is all part of a slightly longer game to start a war with Russia by the tiny top minority at 99.9th percentile of wealth and control, to hide their voracious feeding at the trough of the majority 99% of the people.

Please contact your elected officials and tell all of your ‘friends’ that war is NOT GOING TO BE GOOD FOR US!