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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

To Tell the Players . . .

. . . you need a scorecard.

Remember when al Qaeda was the enemy? The rationale for invading Iraq and Afghanistan? Remember?

That was before the U.S. backed an al Qaeda faction in Libya to overthrow 1970's dictator bogeyman, Muammar Qaddafi. Now, al Qaeda insurgents in Syria are heroes.

Ed Husain has written an article published on the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) site. He says,

The Syrian rebels would be immeasurably weaker today without al-Qaeda in their ranks. By and large, Free Syrian Army (FSA) battalions are tired, divided, chaotic, and ineffective. Feeling abandoned by the West, rebel forces are increasingly demoralized as they square off with the Assad regime's superior weaponry and professional army. Al-Qaeda fighters, however, may help improve morale. The influx of jihadis brings discipline, religious fervor, battle experience from Iraq, funding from Sunni sympathizers in the Gulf, and most importantly, deadly results. In short, the FSA needs al-Qaeda now.

This is significant because the CFR has directed U.S. foreign policy since the end of WWII. Isn't it interesting how al Qaeda started out as a CIA client to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan, then they transformed into the specter of worldwide terrorism, and now they're the good guys, again.

Husain says that the U.S. will deal with al Qaeda after the overthrow of Syria's Assad.

Well, if al Qaeda no longer occupies the center of attention in the war on terrorism, who replaced them? If you read Christian Warrior Online regularly, you have displaced them as the greatest threat.

A faculty member of the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies at Fort Leavenworth has produced a paper in which he lays out U.S. military strategy for suppressing Tea Party insurgents. Unbelievable? Read the scenario he spins in this excerpt:

The Great Recession of the early twenty-first century lasts far longer than anyone anticipated. After a change in control of the White House and Congress in 2012, the governing party cuts off all funding that had been dedicated to boosting the economy or toward relief. The United States economy has flatlined, much like Japan’s in the 1990s, for the better part of a decade. By 2016, the economy shows signs of reawakening, but the middle and lower-middle classes have yet to experience much in the way of job growth or pay raises. Unemployment continues to hover perilously close to double digits, small businesses cannot meet bankers’ terms to borrow money, and taxes on the middle class remain relatively high. A high-profile and vocal minority has directed the public’s fear and frustration at nonwhites and immigrants. After almost ten years of race-baiting and immigrant-bashing by right-wing demagogues, nearly one in five Americans reports being vehemently opposed to immigration, legal or illegal, and even U.S.-born nonwhites have become occasional targets for mobs of angry whites.

In May 2016 an extremist militia motivated by the goals of the “tea party” movement takes over the government of Darlington, South Carolina, occupying City Hall, disbanding the city council, and placing the mayor under house arrest. Activists remove the chief of police and either disarm local police and county sheriff departments or discourage them from interfering. In truth, this is hardly necessary. Many law enforcement officials already are sympathetic to the tea party’s agenda, know many of the people involved, and have made clear they will not challenge the takeover. The militia members are organized and have a relatively well thought-out plan of action.
("Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A “Vision” of the Future")

The Establishment denies that the armed forces are training to suppress Americans, to seize private firearms, to arrest and detain those who oppose tyranny. (See here and here)  But this document shows that this is part of the policy and planning process within the military establishment.

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