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

Thursday, October 25, 2012

NATO Using Al Qaeda Rat Lines to Flood Syria With Foreign Terrorists

Click here to access article by Tony Cartalucci from Land Destroyer Report.

The author provides another excellent, well-documented description of the reality that lies hidden behind the lies that justifies US assistance to terrorist groups operating in Syria. 
Despite the narrative repeated by the Western press, it would appear that the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia above all others, constitute the greatest purveyors of state-sponsored terrorism. Furthermore, it would appear that the most feared and notorious international terrorist organization, Al Qaeda, and its various affiliates including the Muslim Brotherhood political front, was in fact not only created by the US and Saudi Arabia in the mountains of Afghanistan in the 1980's, but has since then been perpetuated by the US and Saudi Arabia.
Nations accused of coddling Al Qaeda and sponsoring terrorism, including Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Qaddafi's Libya, have in fact fought the hardest against these extremist forces but have been consistently sabotaged by Western efforts portraying targeted militants as "pro-democracy protesters" as was done in Libya when Qaddafi's forces were at the gates of Benghazi. Similarly, this is being done in Syria today as the government of President Bashar al-Assad fights fiercely against these verified, documented terrorist networks, habitually referred to by the Western press as "freedom fighters" and "pro-democracy rebels."
The evidence keeps mounting that operatives of the Empire are currently using terrorist groups as false flag operations as a primary method to accomplish two basic objectives:
  1. Secretly using and sponsoring groups inclined toward terrorism to destabilize governments to further the interests of the Empire.
  2. Mis-characterizing such groups as "freedom fighters" or as "Arab spring activists" to gain citizen support for Empire military assistance to such groups.   
In the past using such terrorist groups has been extremely effective in cultivating the "war on terror" in the minds of Empire citizens to justify more invasions, more military expenditures, and restrictions on civil liberties within the home countries.