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, October 8, 2017

The Big ISIS and SDF Lies of the US—‘Kurdistan’ and New Gas Wars

Click here to access article by F. William Engdahl from New Eastern Outlook

Engdahl concludes his article with this statement:
...because of the recent success of the Syrian Arab Army and allied forces backed by Russian air power, the battle is turning into a direct US-Russia showdown, something in no way conducive to world peace. As repeatedly in their history, the Kurds of Syria and of Iraq are being played by the larger powers in the west for their own game: to totally control the vast energy resources of the entire Middle East and with it, of much of the world. Ultimately the game will fail, though not before senseless and inhuman slaughter continues to take its toll.
I can only agree. And, on the subject of "senseless and inhuman slaughter", with the simple-minded Tweeter (def. 1) in the White House raving about Kim Jong-un, I can only hope and pray that the Deep State manages to control this mad-dog on some kind of leash.