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

Monday, September 24, 2018

US Vows to “Overthrow” Iran as Terrorists Target Iranians

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

In referring to the recent terrorist incident in Iran, the author reveals the hypocrisy regarding the Empire's references to terrorist groups: on the one hand they wage a "War on Terror", but on the other hand they have always supported violent organizations ranging from the Contras to mafia groups to ISIS if such criminal/terrorist groups serve their interests of profit and power.  

According to most authoritative sources, in response to his secretary of state who said "Somoza's a bastard", FDR (probably in the 1930s) said "Yes, but he's our bastard". This has been the actual operating policy to promote the interests of the US ruling capitalist class regardless if they are foreign terrorist groups or organized crime syndicates here in the USA. That is simply because they all have one thing in common: they are all sociopaths who believe in the use of violence as the ultimate means of securing their access to wealth and power. 
Iran’s most recent accusations that the West and their Persian Gulf allies are behind terrorist organizations attacking Iran are difficult to dispute when US politicians are consorting with literal terrorists in New York calling for an “uprising” as terrorist attacks unfold inside Iran – more so when US policy papers themselves admit their proxies of choice are undeniably terrorists and supporting them must be done either covertly, or after a thorough political whitewash.

A similar process of whitewashing listed terrorist organizations occurred regarding Al Qaeda-affiliate, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) used by the US and UK to overthrow the Libyan government in 2011, delisted as a foreign terrorist organization by the US State Department in 2015, before members of the terrorist front carried out a suicide bombing in Manchester, UK in 2017 killing 23 (including the bomber).