It seems clear now, that fear has indeed been the underlying theme of the American Republic (Regime/Empire). As those more astute than I have recently pointed out; it began with fear of the Church, sending untold numbers of pilgrims to our shores seeking sanctuary; then it became fear of the indigenous populations, the American Indians. So we decimated them. Then came fear of the British; we expunged them: fear upon fear, enemy upon enemy. Blacks, Japanese, Mexicans, all were grist for our fear mill. The Russians (Soviets) of course led to a century long fear mongering among our populace. Then, after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the wonderful Axis of Evil – Iraq, Iran, North Korea, to which was added shortly thereafter, Cuba, Libya and Syria – was invented to reignite the fear that would keep the people in line and behind the aggressive war-mongering of the State.
And, as the wheels are now coming off the bus, the fear mongering continues; the OTHER must be stopped. So, with America facing its own crises (financial, economic, social) with internal rebellions sprouting (OWS and its diverse offshoots), our overseers have invented another boogeyman scenario to rebuild our fear of THEM and get the populace back in line.
We were told this week that the CIA had uncovered a plot by an Iranian-American to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the USA on American soil. And, the plot, so described, is right out of a Hollywood script. This Iranian-American terrorist was seeking out another terrorist, a Mexican mafia drug lord (wouldn’t you know it), to blowup a restaurant in DC, killing this Saudi diplomat. Now why would an Islamic terrorist act like that? It seems quite ineffective and too complex. More like what a diss’d housewife from Peoria might do to kill her roaming husband. I mean, we know that these guys prefer to strap-on the old explosive gel and do the job themselves for the greater glory. However, even that seems a bit far-fetched when you just want to knock-off one guy. Just get your saber out and cut his head off like in the good old days. But, hey, the CIA knows they have a gullible jackass in the big house, and they could convince him to believe this fairytale. So he gets up and rattles his own saber on television. And the whole world knows: 1) America is laying the groundwork of fear to ignite a new war, and 2) we are seeking to get our hands on more of that black crude to keep our own fairytale life going a bit longer.
It would seem to me that here we go again, thrusting the Axis of Evil out there for our collective imagination to justify aggression. Of course, first it will start with sanctions against the ENEMY, and then it will lead to a buildup of military might in the Persian Gulf. Words will be exchanged, and then we will throw down the gauntlet. Then the fireworks will begin, and the world will be at war to satisfy our bloodthirsty craving for oil and world domination, and further execution of the Dominorum Christianorum
And while US authorities describe the Iranian plot as serious but amateurish, we are certain American thugs could have done a more professional job; as they have so many times in the past. In fact, did not the USA (along with its good buddy Britain) orchestrate an illegitimate and bloody coup d’état against the Iranian national hero, Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh and his nationalist cabinet in 1953 in Iran? Of course we did. Together with Britain, Uncle Sam overthrew a democratically elected Prime Minister who had only recently nationalized the Iranian oil industry, previously under control of the British company AIOC (a remnant of British imperial interests in Iran). The coup effectively turned a constitutional monarchy into an authoritarian regime under the Shah until he was finally overthrown in February 1979.
And, of course, here we go again with the “fear and trembling” rant about terror, a full-throated rant meant to rally the American sheeple around the flagpole yet one more time. It was reported that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke Wednesday of a “dangerous escalation” of what the U.S. claims is an Iranian pattern of franchising terror abroad. Funny, I thought it was some other BIG country that was franchising terror abroad. And, as a matter of precedent, it has been suggested by at least one expert, Gareth Porter, that such a plot does not fit with the Iranian special forces (Quds) behavior at all.
Furthermore, as Gareth Porter goes on to explain, there is evidence from FBI/CIA records to suggest that the meetings between this Iranian-American and the DEA informant (thought to be a Mexican drug dealer) in June and July were for the purpose of selling Iranian-held opium to a Mexican drug cartel, and that the DEA informant led this unwitting Iranian-American down a path (or with CIA urging, simply invented) a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador. But there are no quotes within the FBI/CIA records suggesting that the Iranian-American ever made such a suggestion or request, or represented himself in this regard. It appears, at this juncture, that the whole thing was an invented FBI sting intended to strengthen the Empire’s hand against Iran, as the walls continue to close in on our libidinous party. And that a man looking to unload opium from home for a big payday in hard times, got jacked-up and fucked (deliverance style) in the process. This is a very smelly kettle of fish; and, Nobama Obama just stuck his big fat toe in there to show us he ain’t afraid of no Muslims.
If you stop for just a moment folks and look at the pile of shit that this nation is continuing to create for itself and the world, and you see the discomfort both in the populace and the politicians, you get a real sense that the end is near. But the charades and the kabuki will not end until the fat-lady sings, I am afraid.