We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

US Hawks Gamble on Turkey’s Invasions

Click here to access article by Joe Lauria from Consortium News

Lauria in this piece attempts to unravel the latest strategy in Syria of the directors of the US-led Empire in their attempt to control the oil-rich Middle East as a key part of their long range goal of total world domination (George H. W. Bush's fantasy of a "New World Order"). Having nearly destroyed Iraq and Libya, Empire directors have set their sights on independent Syria which refuses to follow the diktats of the Empire. 

He argues that Empire directors have encouraged the ambitious and Kurd-obsessed Erdogan of Turkey to invade northern Iraq and Syria. This is the Empire's latest strategy to dismember Syria after the Russians intervened against the terrorist army of ISIS, established by Saudi Arabia and Turkey, with the result that the Empire's previous strategy using terrorist armies to dismember Syria failed.
Are the hawks in Washington exploiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman dreams of capturing former imperial Turkish territory in Iraq (and Syria) to covertly achieve U.S. objectives? Could this plan go horribly wrong if two of their major regional allies go to war?

Since American officials rarely explain fully what they are up to in the Middle East, beyond slogans like “Fighting ISIS” and “The War on Terror”, understanding U.S. policy in the region is reduced to educated guesses based on official and leaked statements and assessments of complex developments on the ground.

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