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Have no illusions; these are sinister people who may get us all killed.

The First World War, Cecile Rhodes and Conspiracy Facts

By David William Pear

History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books— books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon? ‘”— Professor Robert Langdon

The Decline of an Empire

Why did World War One happen? The conventional fable agreed upon begins on June 28, 1914 with the assassination of Austria’s Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo. The aftermath of the assassination spiraled out of control. It was like an unstoppable train speeding down the tracks. Suddenly all of the Western powers were at war. When the armistice was signed on November 11, 1918 forty million people lay dead. Exactly five years to the day after the assassination of the Archduke, the Treaty of Versailles was signed. Germany alone accepted all the guilt for the war. The end.

Well, it was not “The End”. The outcome of The First World War led to World War Two. The outcome of WW2 led to the Cold War. “Winning” the Cold War created the mujahideen; rebranded as Al Qaeda it led to the Global War On Terror, and never-ending wars.

In the 21st century the U.S. and its allies squandered their blood and treasure on never-ending criminal wars. Millions of people the U.S. slaughtered in West Asia are dismissed as “collateral damage”. Meanwhile, China has been using its resources for development, and lifting millions of people out of poverty.

The U.S. Empire has been in a long decline for decades. More Americans are falling into poverty, and the U.S. has been steadily falling in the United Nations Index of Human Development. It currently ranks number 28th among developed countries. The index is a measure of infant mortality, healthcare, life expectancy, education, and per capita income. The U.S. infrastructure, such as road, rail and airports, public utilities, and the internet are behind other developed countries, too.

China’s economy is expected to surpass the U.S. in 2028. Russia has also revitalized its economy in the last 20 years. Every advance that China and Russia make is propagandized by the U.S. as “aggression”.

Instead of competing peacefully with China and Russia, the U.S. has engaged in a New Cold War. Each passing year the world grows closer to a Hot War. The Doomsday Clock of nuclear annihilations was at 14 minutes to midnight at the end of the Cold War. It is now at 100 seconds to Armageddon. That is the closest it has ever been. There is no effort in the U.S. to turn back the clock.

August 2014 was the centennial of The First World War. The year was a grim reminder, which momentarily gave people pause, and a slew of articles resulted. For instance, Graham Allison wrote an article that appeared in The Atlantic: Just How Likely Is Another World War? . Allison assessed the similarities and differences between 1914 and 2014. His conclusion was:

For the ‘complacent’ who live in what Gore Vidal labeled the ‘United States of Amnesia’, the similarities should serve as a vivid reminder that many of the reasons currently given for discounting threats of war did not prevent World War I.” 

Then Allison optimistically concluded that another world war is, “unlikely if statesmen in both the U.S. and China reflect on what happened a century ago.” Does anybody see “wise statesmen” reflecting, or see much concern in the United States of Amnesia?

There is no viable anti-war liberal class in the U.S. demanding dialogue, diplomacy and compromise among nations. The U.S. has exited treaties, which were designed to prevent catastrophic wars. The U.S. has criminally abandoned international law and the United Nations Charter. Instead the U.S. has come up with its own “rules-based international order”. International law is based on treaties among nations. The “rules” are diktats made in Washington and Brussels, imposed on the rest of the world by U.S. militarism.

In the unipolar world after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the U.S. did as it pleased. It ruled the air, land and seas. With the rise of China and Russia the U.S. does not compete peacefully, nor does it show any desire to. Diplomacy, negotiation and compromise are dirty words to U,S. warmongers, of which there are many.

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We’re beyond satire.

US-Funded Uyghur Activists Train as Soldiers of Empire

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And also the war on Russia through Ukraine…

US-NATO vs Russia-China in a hybrid war to the finish

Pepe Escobar:

The unipolar moment is six feet under, the hegemon will try to break Eurasian integration and there’s no grownup in the room to counsel restraint

Blinken, Brits, and NATO: The Empire Seeks To Destroy China and Russia

World War 3 is never far away:

“to counter growing threats from Russia and China.”

…the entire world is now subject to “Global Britain”—the newly-coined name for the British Empire. “Those of us in government charged to protect and defend,” he said, “have a duty to enter new domains.” The new geometry of the world, he said, his upper lip suitably stiff, demands no less from the Empire: “The notion of war and peace as binary states has given way to a continuum of conflict, requiring us to prepare our forces for more persistent global engagement and constant campaigning, moving seamlessly from operating to war fighting.”

The belligerent psychopaths are in charge. The US and its junior partners continue to ramp up calls for war against China and Russia. This blatant insanity passes without pushback from brain-dead, brainwashed populations.

Abby Martin is back.

  • There are 30,000 mercenaries taking point in Afghanistan now. Why?
  • Threats to nuclear powers Russia & China

Oliver Stone writes:

Many of you have faulted me for voting against Trump because he “didn’t start any wars.” Putting aside the recent riot in our Capitol, consider the new meaning of “war” in this hybrid-cyber age. Jeremy Kuzmarov of Covert Action Magazine (founded by Ellen Ray and Bill Schapp, who published Jim Garrison’s last book) reminds us below of the extremely hostile foreign actions taken by Trump on behalf of our country. For those who don’t care to read this article before forming an opinion, here’s a brief synopsis:

  1. He broke the Iran Treaty and withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord.
  2. He withdrew from the INF Treaty with Russia and will not renew the Start Treaty, which expires next month.
  3. He accelerated the ‘war,’ hybrid and cyber, on China and Russia through sanctions, trade tariffs, and threatening military actions on their borders. He’s also covertly promoted regime change in Belarus on the border of Russia. He sent packages of lethal arms to Taiwan, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, and others — $55 billion in weapons sales, a new record. He also unfroze military aid to a tyrannical Egypt and bombed Syria, winning bipartisan praise from a warhawk media and Congress.
  4. He significantly hiked our military budget (favoring a major increase in nuclear weaponry). He expanded our endless drone war and killed hundreds of civilians, and dropped the “Gravity Bomb,” “the mother of all bombs” on Afghanistan. He created a “Space Force” to militarize what’s left of this universe as we know it, and he’s fetishized several times his worship of our military muscle with absurd descriptions such as “big,” “glorious,” and “beautiful.”
  5. Israel — where can I start? He made it abundantly clear to the world that the United States is totally one-sided in favor of Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Has ended forever the fiction of America as a neutral force in the Middle East.
  6. He avidly sought regime change in Iran and illegally murdered a high Government official, General Soleimani, by drone in Iraq — a national hero to Iranians.
  7. He vetoed Congress on any end to US involvement supporting Saudi Arabia in its brutal war on Yemen.
  8. He supported right-wing coups in Bolivia and Venezuela and continues a dirty covert war against Venezuela’s sovereignty, won through elections far more honest than their corrupt opponents propped up by the US.
  9. He restored the worst of our malignant policy against Cuba to please Rubio and his Cuban exiles in Florida.
  10. Besides continuing our illegal surveillance program (domestic and foreign) and breaking all the rules of a free press, common sense, and decency, he’s prosecuted Julian Assange to a point of absurdity, although he’s not even an American citizen. At the same time, he outrageously pardoned several war criminals found guilty in court-martials by our military; some of these crimes, ironically, were revealed by Assange’s journalism.
  11. Appointing Pompeo as Secretary of State and John Bolton as his National Security Adviser has to be seen as a degraded nod to the crackpot neoconservatives of our Government, which, like moths in a closet, never seem to go away, even after being discredited for their lies during the Second Iraq War. Both men are disgusting symbols of the worst part of America, consistently threatening and bullying foreign countries.
  12. On the positive side, yes, he did question NATO, which many believe has outgrown its purpose. The only reason it’s given such giant budgets is enabled by their over-hyped warnings of Russian threats. He’s also pushed for withdrawing troops from various countries and made efforts at a lasting peace with North Korea, but did not accomplish his goals.
  13. What bodes ill for our country is that the Democrats generally supported these actions and condemned any attempts to withdraw from Syria. So much for America’s bipartisan relationship with the world. This is a disastrous cul-de-sac, leading us to vast expenditure and further growth of our arms industry. It’s the wrong course, a state of strategic tension that abolishes the possibility of a progressive partnership with Russia and China on things such as climate change and nuclear weapons. On the world stage, America, like Trump, has become an outlaw nation.
  14. Further to this bipartisan attitude, on January 6, in the shadow of the riot in D.C., an equally sinister event was unfolding, minimally reported to the American public. Biden appointed neocon warrior queen Victoria Nuland as #3 in the State Department, a very important post with significant powers. The “Beast” of Ukraine, Libya, and the Steele Dossier, Nuland will go to any lengths to destroy Russian sovereignty. With her steely determination, she — a monster in waiting — now has the ability to lead us towards an unnecessary nuclear conflict, which will dwarf all the other problems on this page.
    Be warned, be alert, and despite the odds, I wish you all a fulfilling happy/sad New Year in 2021.