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

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The bin Laden death mythology: Official history of raid camouflages US protection of governments behind 9/11

Click here to access article by Nafeez Ahmed from Insurge Intelligence, "a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project".
...bin Laden’s execution successfully obscured the wider context of his state-sponsorship, including longstanding US complicity in protecting the governments that protected the al-Qaeda terror chief, before and after 9/11.
This article contains a lengthy analysis using documents from a number of sources attempting to unravel the many mysteries which have underlain major events like 9/11, the War on Terror, the bin Laden killing, etc, and what retired Professor Peter Dale Scott has labeled as a "deep state" which secretly directs US foreign and often domestic policies. As such it is a major piece of investigative journalism that seeks to reveal the actual forces directing the actions of the US-led Empire. These behind-the-curtain actors are well hidden from the American public by using secret agencies and a constant barrage of lies purveyed by ruling class media. Ahmed's findings dovetails nicely with Scott's description of a deep state that is using Middle East resources as a major foundation for its imperial domination of the world. As Scott put it,
“… a complex that involves the oil majors like Exxon, the Pentagon’s concern with oil and gas movements from the Persian Gulf and Central Asia, offsetting arms sales, Saudi investments in major US corporations like Citibank and the Carlyle Group (the owners of Booz Allen Hamilton), and above all the ultimate United States dependency on Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and OPEC, for the defense of the petrodollar.”