The planned neo-colonial
takeover of the Middle East is gearing up. As the heat rises, the West
finds it increasingly difficult to proceed with its grab for dominance
and maintain a brave face, says political analyst Adrian Salbuchi.
Things are happening very fast in the Middle East. Tensions are mounting,
threats are being made, and strange assassinations are taking place…
Even stranger diplomatic, political, global media, military and economic
strings are being pulled; sometimes so quickly, that they’re getting
tangled! The atmosphere is becoming very rarefied indeed! A bit of historical
perspective might even lead you to think we’re re-living August 1939:
the last days before World War II.
But what is really happening over there and why? Well, to begin with,
we witnessed twenty years during which the US, UK, France, other NATO
members, and Israel have variously attacked, bombed and overrun Iraq,
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, and Palestine almost constantly and unimpaired.
Millions of Muslims have died as a consequence of these aggressions
which have been based either on flagrant lies like Iraq’s non-existent
WMDs, or Iran’s alleged A-Bomb program. Blatant double-standards make
the media systematically ignore Israeli ethnic cleansing in Palestine.
Last year we saw a fabricated and engineered social turmoil throughout
the region dubbed the “Arab Spring.”
There is consistent misrepresentation of the true nature of the Middle
East conflict, the true goals of its wide assortment of players, and
the true root causes of all the violence and turmoil. But now the Western
powers are finally confronted with two tough cookies to crack: Syria
and Iran. In these conflicts their masks are starting to fall. And when
masks suddenly fall, many are caught off-guard showing their real faces.
For example, how will the Western powers now explain to the world that
the so-called “Free Syrian Army” clearly trained, supported, financed
and armed by the Western powers’ covert agencies now counts on the
support of Al-Qaeda, of all people! On 15th February, Al-Qaeda’s leader
Ayman al-Zawahri called on “all Muslims from Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon”
to come to the aide of the “Syrian rebels.”
Well, what a surprise! Wasn’t Al-Qaeda supposed to be leading “international
terrorism” against the US, UK, France and Israel? Now, as James Clapper
the US Director of National Intelligence told the US Senate Armed Services
Committee on February 16, we learn Al-Qaeda is working with a common
purpose alongside the US and UK in Syria!
Strange bed fellows you say? I don’t think so…
Lucid observers have known all along that al-Qaeda is a creature of
US and British intelligence. Take it from Robin Cook, who was leader
of the UK House of Commons & Lord President of the Council in Tony
Blair’s cabinet in 2003, but preferred to resign in March of that year
rather than support Tony Blair’s poodle-like policy of following Baby
Bush to war against Iraq.
He said in an article in the Guardian newspaper on July 8, 2005 that
“Bin Laden was… a product of a monumental miscalculation by Western
security agencies. Throughout the 80’s he was armed by the CIA and funded
by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan.
Al-Qaida, literally "the database", was originally the computer file
of the thousands of Mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help
from the CIA to defeat the Russians.”
Al-Qaeda’s promotion from sworn enemy to an awkward but useful ally
came in a moment. The Taliban is now no longer the ultimate evil in
Afghanistan, but a party to be negotiated with ahead of the US pullout.
Things the Western media told us hold true get distorted and mutate
into their opposite. Think: how many of today’s other “unquestionable
truths” are built on sand of deceit and misconceptions?
For years on end now the US, UK and Israel have threatened Iran with
unilateral military attack over a non-existent nuclear threat. However,
they look the other way at Israel’s own action-ready nuclear bombs;
the Israelis never even bothered to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty!
Iran’s the threat in the Middle East, you bet! Even though Iran has
never attacked nor invaded any of its neighbors in over a century.
But it threatens to “erase Israel from the map”, one would say. It’s
another West-falsified “fact”. What President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called
for in his October 26, 2005 speech quoting Ayatollah Khomeini, was for
the need that the “regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page
A very different story indeed! Tehran hardly has a monopoly for calling
for a regime change in foreign nations. And Washington, London and Tel
Aviv are much more vocal in such exercises.
So it all depends on how you report things, and why there are certain
things the West prefers not to report. Clearly, Middle East is a complicated
geopolitical chessboard, and we must be very sharp and alert to understand
what’s really going on.
Keep one thing in mind, though: Americans invented and play poker, which
is a game of deceit and lies. The Sassanid Persians from whom today’s
Iranians descend invented chess in the 7th Century, which is a game
of strategy and intelligence…
Adrian Salbuchi for RT
Adrian Salbuchi is a political analyst, author, speaker and radio/TV
commentator in Argentina. www.asalbuchi.com.ar
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the story are solely
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