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

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Social Engineering 101: How to Make a Refugee Crisis

Click here to access article by Tony Cartalucci from New Eastern Outlook.
Catastrophes that are meant to look “sudden” and “unexpected” as well as “unstoppable” but are in fact, allowed to unfold within an operational theater completely controlled by the US and NATO constitutes instead a conspiracy – pitting desperate and/or exploited refugees intentionally sent out of Turkey and into Europe, against a manipulated, fearful, and ill-informed Western public.
This piece is a sophisticated effort at summarizing evidence covering events in the Mid-East and North Africa (MENA) region over the past decade. This means that only people who have been following alternative media for at least the last decade will understand both his supporting references and his arguments. 

By connecting many dots, Cartalucci sees the current refugee crisis plaguing many countries in Europe as partly a result of Empire destabilizing actions in the region, and partly facilitated by them in support of their designs to remove Syria as a long irritating thorn in their side as a part of their project to control the strategically important MENA region and beyond. 

It is the familiar and updated version of the "strategy of tension" strategy that is now being applied to the current effort to remove the Assad regime in Syria. What is so amazing to me is the boldness of the deception: capitalist Empire directors are attempting to use their media to narrowly frame coverage of this current refugee crisis to exclude all linkages to recent Empire instigated wars in the region and to promote another war campaign. Cartalucci makes clear what is really happening:
The recent refugee crisis is being used for precisely this same purpose [to induce widespread tension and fear]. In fact, while a false debate is being managed by the Western media and Western political figures to either unconditionally accept the refugees or unconditionally reject them, the only singular narrative both sides are being made to agree on is that instability across MENA is to blame and more bombing is the answer.
Our Empire masters have no doubt been encouraged by their past successes in fooling the public using the most unbelievable concocted stories beginning most dramatically with the Kennedy assassination up until the fables about 9/11 and beyond. 

Cartalucci sees this attempt a little differently:
...the fact that social engineers would be tempted to use a vast number of refugees created by their own foreign policy indicates that their ploy in and of itself is indicative of immense, irreversible geopolitical rot.