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 LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The New Great Game

Click here to access article by Christoph Germann from The New Great Game.


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This author draws on a lot of information from Russia sources. Russians, of course, have had a lot of problems with Chechin rebels who engaged in a prolonged and bloody separatist movement after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Chechnya is in the oil rich Caucasus region. In recent years Western agents have been very active in stirring up trouble for the Russians in nearby areas. See this, this, and this. Hence, I am inclined to give credibility to reports from these sources.

Thus, the Boston bombing event becomes curiouser and curiouser. I'm betting on the following scenario: the older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was recruited to a Chechen project by the CIA. He earned a lot of easy money participating in their "training sessions". Then he recruited his younger brother to participate in some projects to also earn money, and eventually they were set up as patsies in the Boston bombing event.