Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Iraq: Frogs in a Pot

From Digby at Hullabaloo, the realization that US Special Forces may be fomenting violence in Iraq, just as was done in El Salvador (and in Egypt, Iran, Chile, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela...). Deja vu all over again.

I have only the greatest respect for Digby--he writes wonderfully and goes further than most mainstream bloggers in challenging the conventional wisdom--but even he holds an obdurate, rationalist naivete about just what makes this world go round.

Of course the US government is spreading chaos in Iraq, but even if they are not actively doing so, the entire way in which the war was conceived and executed to date is incontrovertible proof that there was never any real US interest in fostering stability in Iraq. Once they were ignited, the fires would fan and spread on their own. We should recognize that it's in the interest of those really in power to stay. Just look at those bases they've built. As long as Iraq is dysfunctional, we can't pull out. That's the point.

Digby came to his conclusion of suspicion after Googling the subject of special forces in Iraq. I would encourage everyone to also Google these phrases: "false-flag terrorism" and "ordo ab chao (order from chaos)."

We need to wake up. We're deep through the looking glass here, and Iran and Syria are next. We need only refer to the administration's handy atlas to the Middle East, "Rebuilding America's Defenses," what I call the PNAC agenda, for the roadmap. ( And no, it's not from Rand-MacNally.)

In a nutshell, here's the route we're on: you take a sharp right turn at the WTC, then keep going straight until you reach Armageddon.

Digby concludes his post by saying, "I wish I didn't believe this could be true..."

The first thing we've got to do is stop acting like jilted lovers when we ponder the US government.

We are all rational, sensible people. We go to work, we love our families, we respect the law and our fellow human beings, we pay our bills and taxes. We hope for a better, fairer world and a brighter future.

Well, pardon my French but those in real positions of power are the most corrupt and cynical of bastards and believe they are above the laws, and use our well-meaning, blinkered belief system to their advantage. Simply because we cannot conceive that they would do such things doesn't mean they don't actually do them.

Sorry to rant here, but it's this "normal" mindset that has allowed us to have been pushed this far. We are the proverbial frogs in the pot on the stove.

Again, we need to wake up. Google is a great alarm clock.

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