A little war is good but a lot of war is better. Infinite war is a dream come true.
This digest is prepared by B.Love exclusively for SouthFront
Retired U.S. General David Petraeus, credited with the success of the so-called “surge” strategy of victory in Iraq where thousands of additional troops were thrown into the battle to pacify Iraq, is now advocating the same “solution” for the Syria. The former General’s rapid rise through the Army ranks had some believing that he would make a future run for the Presidency. In 2011, the General was appointed Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) by President Barack Obama in a move that some believe was intended to keep Petraeus from running against Obama in 2012. Petraeus headed the CIA until forced to resign in November, 2012 when it was discovered that he had given his mistress access to classified government documents. Now that the Obama administration’s policy of “irregular warfare” including the arming of Islamic militants in Syria to overthrow the elected government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appears to be failing, retired General Petraeus is once again promoting a policy of dramatic militarization escalation. The General believes that seizing large parts of Syria by sending 70,000 additional U.S. troops and creating “no-fly zones” is the proper way to finally bring peace and stability to the region. The good General’s motto seems to be “If at first your surge don’t seize, then surge, surge again”.
In an interview with journalist Jake Anderson, legendary film director Oliver Stone challenges American exceptionalism and explains his opinion that America’s attempts to destabilize the Middle East go back much earlier than the current secret support for ISIS. Stone’s 2012 book and TV series, The Untold History of the United States, describe American military adventurism in the Middle East that goes back 85 years – as far as the 1930’s.
The American form of government is based on constitutional principles designed to protect the freedom and promote the general welfare of the American people. Writer and journalist Jake Anderson examines why the American form of government seems to consistently fail to serve the interests of the American people. Anderson explains how the American “deep state” works to undermine the Constitution. The behind-the-scenes secret collusion between top government officials, corporations, Wall Street banks, the Defense, State, Justice and Treasury Departments, the Department of Homeland Security, and the NSA and CIA combines together parasitically to drain the financial lifeblood out of the country’s economy.
Flood, fire, earthquake, war, solar flare, comet strike or deep state-sponsored false-flag attack , when the “stuff” hits the fan Daisy Luther explains the ten ways you will likely die. A quick reading of this list is probably a good idea if you are one of the small handful of people who feel destined to be a survivor.
Author Larry Chin shares his view that the events of September 11, 2001 were not an intelligence “failure” at all but were instead a huge intelligence “success”. Chin points out that without the 9/11 attacks, the so-called “new Pearl Harbor” predicted by American “neocons”, there would be no justification for the endless global “war on terror” that has been waged literally around the world since 9/11. The endless repetition by the “main stream media” of the official government story of 9/11 has resulted in a global war that never ends. For the neocons, this is a great success.