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U.S. Empire’s Bumpy Ride

Politics / US Politics Aug 27, 2014 - 02:44 PM GMT

By: Stephen_Merrill

Politics

If you are one of those defeatist-type Americans, always alarmed over the dire fate of the US economy, actually believing 2 + 2 = 4, it may be best not to shift your glance to the state of US foreign policy today.

Obamaville’s geopolitical stance is harder to grasp than a BLS formula for unemployment is.

And if the thought is, quaintly, of defending the US shores and citizens you are decades behind the curve.


Quite the Lineup

Just keeping the global players for the US Empire straight is well beyond any Fed economist.

Former Afghanistan freedom fighter pro-Western hero Osama Bin-Laden, Ronald Reagan’s man, rest his soul, had to be officially taken out once his latest role as Washington Enemy 1 lost its glamour. Poor Osama’s fall did light a spectacular news-cycle for Prince Obama though, his greatest achievement in office. The shoe and underwear bombers never held a candle to good ole Osama.

Bin-Laden’s co-bombers from 9/11, the Saudi tribal monarchy, here 13-years later, is about to be exposed by Prince Obama as a terrorist nation largely responsible for, guess what, 9/11. The sudden realization is about to turn current Washington Enemy 1, Iran, into America’s strongest ally on the Persian Gulf in a flash. Iran can then have all of the nuclear weapons it wants so long as they are pointed at their true death-match rival, Saudi Arabia.

This kind of sudden reversal of friends can happen, even to the global superpower, after failing to win the Syria gas-pipeline war as promised. What are military behemoths good for anyway? The bully of the world must deliver or lose its crown. A good college try is never enough.

It is better then for the Saudi and Qatar Sunnis to pull ISIS on their neighbors than to put up with the Obama paper tiger any longer. Better still to have the US arm ISIS both on the front-end and back-end in “Syria” and “Iraq”. It makes the US still good for something anyway. Too bad Hillary Clinton’s recommended generosity with heavy weapons to Syrian rebel fighters was ignored by Prince Obama.

But, truly, it is just as well that ISIS is surrounding Baghdad anyway from the US perspective. Turns out US flunky Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is not the man he was meant to be. Maliki burned his last bridge with Prince Obama when he outrageously negotiated a favorable split of oil revenues for his country with big Western oil companies. He had to go. This simply cannot be allowed to occur. Maliki was gone before the first US air raid launched on ISIS.

So, with a huge salute to the hundreds of Yazidis still living atop Mt. Sinjar when the US airlift was cancelled for lack of people who wanted rescue, US bombs are now raining down again on Iraq, a return to the good old days. The distress of the Yazidis has helped open the door to the US demolition of ISIS from the air (in Iraq only though, of course, where the Yazidis are).

Learning what the US Congress thinks of Iraq War 3.0 will have to wait until the honorables return from their summer vacation. Fundraising always comes first though. There is no lobby group even formed yet for the Yazidis anyway.

So the US scimitar revolves switching allegiance from Sunnis to Shias, except when it comes to a Shia gas-pipeline in Syria, for now anyway. Bashar Assad though is actually looking more and more attractive these days to Prince Obama, chemical-weapons use aside. Things can change fast in Obamaville.

It is Truly Him

Having tossed around for the best replacement for Osama Bin-Laden, Prince Obama is proud to have now firmly chosen Russia’s President Vladimir Putin as Washington Enemy 1.

US/UK media lapdog journalism has taken up the newest sermon to foist onto the clueless masses, the people without passports. Resolute Obama will bend Dastardly Putin to his will. Just watch him.

Washington Enemy 1, after all, is the critical role for the US Empire to fill with just the right person.

Recently, Syria’s Bashar Assad was a complete failure in the role. He never caught on at all. Assad may even be recruited soon by NATO for even more war with ISIS and then with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Crazed mullahs in Iran were never good for the top enemy role either. Who can tremble at a corrupt nation that has not invaded another for 23-centuries?

Iraq’s Saddam Hussein was an excellent model for a time, a psychotic mass-murderer on a grand scale, a person who served the US well in the past, once attacking Iran full-force for no good reason at all. Donald Rumsfeld gave Saddam a big hug back in the day.

Saddam though came with a half-life, a Greek tragedy from the outset. So, after two leading roles in the global limelight as the villain, Saddam could not last long enough to even compete for the title-belt, rest his soul.

Now, Vladimir Putin of Russia, armed to the teeth with nuclear weapons, he is someone the West can easily grow to fear! Never mind the reason. War has its own momentum. American oldsters can be relied to hate Russia again, once told to do so by their fearless Prince.

Even Washington’s 21st Century banker/prime creditor, China, would have to take notice of Obama pinning Putin to the mat in the second round!

A Grand Plan

If Vladimir Putin thinks he is going to get away with besting the Nobel Peace Prize winner by disarming Syria of its chemical weapons and stopping a global war from happening, he is flat wrong, in the long run that is. Putin is going to be the Ogre of the East no matter what he plans or does, responsible for a war prosecuted by Obama proxies. Prince Obama is cast naturally as the world’s savior. Putin is the villain no matter the script needed to be written.

Think this may be difficult for some to swallow? Hard to pull off on the ground?

Remember though, Prince Obama can convince anyone of anything in his own mind. The CIA often transforms white to black and back to white again, if you are a true-believer and loyal ally.

Bear in mind the US has a full-house of EU allies to help put Putin in his place, or else. Germany has toed the US line blindly since WWII. Britain still thrills itself with empire building, now for the US. Even France can be counted on in a crisis: to do the wrong thing in almost all ways. Smaller players strategically located, like Poland and Latvia, have a Russia grudge to push.

This continent of fools will bear the burden of proxy war with Russia and economic depression much more than the US will, all just because Prince Obama said Europe must do so. What a place!

So, it is quite simple to topple Putin from Europe and disrupt the budding Eurasian free trade bloc planned to stretch from Amsterdam to Delhi to Shanghai. Call it the John Kerry Plan, named for America’s thick-skulled, foot-in-mouth-stuffing Secretary-of-State.

The Kerry Plan is, first, to spend $5b secretly on instigating a violent overthrow of the Ukraine government. Check one. No problem. Downing both sides at the same time with Right Sector sniper fire was truly a hit, clinching the Maiden revolution in Kiev.

The next step in the Kerry Plan is to have the new Ukraine puppet government join the EU and NATO placing US nuclear missiles right on the Russian border before you know it. Then Ukrainian industry and farmland can be leveraged away by Western companies. Those are the effects, if not exactly the conditions, of Ukraine’s bailout by the EU/NATO.

Better still, swiping Ukraine will sink the Russian Navy in Crimea, a part of Ukraine. Checkmate on Putin then! Make those destroyers dock in Murmansk or Siberia.

If Putin does not crawl back to his cave and hide by then, Putin will be joining Osama and Saddam among the pages of history. Prince Obama will just not be stopped this time around. The US commander-in-chief will not fall for any trap again that might lead to renewed peace. Obama’s instructions from global plutocrats is the need for global cold war is quite urgent just now. The Prince cannot blow something like this a second time.

What could go wrong?

Some Trouble in the Details

Even the best of plots though do not always work out. Kinks do arise at times.

For instance, with that snatching Crimea idea, it turns out Putin is much more popular there than Prince Obama is, sad to say. Those crazy Crimeans stampeded to the polls after the Maiden coup and immediately endorsed their slavery under renewed Russian rule with a 93% approval. Crimea now has Russian flags and soldiers everywhere.

Who would have thought that a democratic coup would bring the new Crimea down before it could even get started? An election like that, joining the opposing side amid a US war-mongering scenario, is definitely in utter defiance of international law, as John Kerry cites so often. Only the West is allowed to win under the rule of democracy. Ask Egypt.

There is also a problem with the parts of the Kerry Plan about NATO occupying eastern Ukraine and Western companies taking ownership on the cheap of the sections of the Ukraine economy that seem to work. The stuff worth having in Ukraine is mostly in the east.

Turns out the Russia speakers in eastern Ukraine are not in favor of a new offensive from the West, where the Nazis came from. Indeed the Maiden/Right Sector crazies in Kiev were the perfect renewed image of 1941 for them.

Donetsk and Luhansk quickly declared their independence from Ukraine in their own vote. This election stuff is just outrageous.

There is also some chance that the US freedom fighters leading Kiev may be taking things a bit too far.

Using artillery and bomber raids on large cities in your own country for months is tough to spin. Eastern Ukraine is now up there with Gaza in 2014 civilian casualties and poised to charge way ahead.

And roasting those fifty people alive in Odessa was not really the best way to go.

Seems like there is no provoking Putin to invade. Putin has to invade!

When we starve the Ukraine Russians with a blockade what does Putin send? Just a huge humanitarian-relief convoy. These people are not Yazidis you know.

Worst of all, who could have suspected the western Ukranians would by the following winter possibly reject the Maiden/Right Sector civil war and national plan for economic suicide. People there would rather have heat and electricity than bomb the part of Ukraine that used to pay the country’s bills. These people simply cannot be trusted to stay propagandized.

If those nuts in Kiev are found out by Netherlands and Germany to have downed that Malaysia passenger plane as a false-flag provocation, there is an excellent chance the war in Ukraine may actually end, along with the power of US flunkies in Kiev and the institution of NATO. Peace of course is never the best answer for the Empire.

The EU will have to take care of basket-case Ukraine in that situation. Ukraine, after all, is not even within the US national security interests.

If Germany and others no longer want to be a part of NATO maybe it is time to experience war and terrorism problems of their own. The Brits and Poles are wild enough even for that ride with the Prince. Maybe Putin can finally be enticed to invade west under that scenario. He is a hard man.

Just a Hair Off-Course

This sort of thing all around, bolting allies and disintegrating fiefdoms, can even cheapen the mountains of US paper money promises rather quickly.

Does the US Dollar now have enemies all around the world? Or is that just conspiracy theory craziness driven by gold bugs?

Who do you read? You had best listen to John Kerry. He is the global voice of the land of the free and the brave. So listen! The Prince is watching closely.

Have no doubt the Empire will progress and prosper, in time, as Prince Obama has decreed.

Do not be a terrorist traitor. Editor

Mr. Merrill, a practicing attorney, served in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps and as a Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer.

Mr. Merrill is the editor of the Alaska Freedom News, formerly the Hampton Roads Freedom News

© 2014 Copyright  Stephen Merrill - All Rights Reserved

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