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, June 20, 2017

US Downs Syrian Warplane Over Syria Amid War on ISIS

Click here to access article by Tony Cartalucci from New Eastern Outlook

Cartalucci is a master at finding and publicizing documents from the Empire's Deep State that rules the US and much of the world. By digging up documents from the latter's organizations (US Defense Intelligence Agency and Brookings) which are rarely reported in corporate media (used only as propaganda support for the Deep State's policies and actions), he reminds us that the US aggressive role in Syria is that of regime change with the clear implication that they are using terrorist organizations and the Syrian Kurds to carve up Syria with the eventual aim of replacing the Syrian government with a government that suits the directors of the US Empire. Using this as a realistic basis for a geopolitical analysis, he continues on to speculate about the outcome of the latest aggressive action by US forces. 

Finally, in the last paragraph which is a bit marred by punctuation errors, he calls on alternative media to amplify the Empire's real agenda in Syria:
However, the US itself – while crafting narratives to enable its Syrian policy – claims that regime change at this point would only empower extremist groups in Syria including the Islamic State. Thus it would be most beneficial to Syria and its allies for alternative media sources to remind the public of this fact and what both current and wider US aggression against Damascus would mean in terms of enabling, not ending the Islamic State’s reign of terror both in the region, and around the globe. [with my corrections]