February 09, 2008.
(Updated February 14, 2008)
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In a report in Pakistan's largest English language daily, Dawn, on February 07, 2008, the following precious gem was noted: 'Defence officials told Congress on Wednesday that Al Qaeda is operating from havens in “under-governed regions” of Pakistan, which they said pose direct threats to Europe, the United States and the Pakistan government itself.'
The report presciently continued, almost as if in sympathetic baby-step realization of the outlandish 'self-defense' scenario already laid out in this scribe's wakeup call “Wakeup to the grotesque reality of the 'Grand Chessboard'” (http://Humanbeingsfirst.org): 'Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, predicted in written testimony that the next attack on the United States probably would be launched by terrorists in that region.'
Since the penning of this wakeup call to the Pakistani peoples, Benazir Bhutto (http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2008/02/who-killed-benazir-bhutto-herownwords.html) was assassinated only a week later to further the 'strategy of tension' in Pakistan, while simultaneously lending more substance to the boogieman of 'al-qaeeda' which was immediately blamed by the Pakistan Government and its English language press the very next day (Dawn, Daily Times, Najam Sethi, December 29, 2007).
The Scotland Yard, which was asked to investigate the assassination, before they had even fully embarked on their forensic journey had already expressed their belief “Scotland Yard believes Al-Qaeda assassinated Benazir Bhutto” (Times Online, January 13, 2008).
And on February 08, 2008, the NY Times reported that the Scotland Yard has conclusively offered the JFK vintage 'lone gunman' theory, pinning the blame on the ubiquitous cavemen of 'al-qaeeda' sitting with their laptops and Klashnikovs in the Hindu Kush monitoring, controlling, and threatening the world's foremost armed to the teeth superpower and its allies.
In support of the Scotland Yard's conclusions, Pakistan immediately arrested “Two very important terrorists” as noted by the Dawn. The Daily Times too echoed: ' “It is a major breakthrough. These two men were involved in the assassination and they are from a militant group which is relatively new,” the official said. “Their tentacles are from the tribal region and Baitullah Mehsud” '.
The United States immediately, and enthusiastically, endorsed the findings: “In terms of the investigation itself by Scotland Yard, we view this as a credible investigation by independent outside experts ... we don’t have any reason why we would question the validity of their assessment”, as reported by the Nation.
The International Herald Tribune however, perhaps more interested in journalism than in supporting “imperial mobilization”, candidly observed: “The [Scotland Yard] findings support the Pakistani government's explanation of Bhutto's assassination in December, an account that had been greeted with disbelief by Bhutto's supporters, other Pakistanis and medical experts.”
The following was added by IHT for additional forensic clarity into the matter (echoing the sentiments of the NY Times): “It is unclear how the Scotland Yard investigators reached such conclusive findings absent autopsy results or other potentially important evidence that was washed away by cleanup crews in the immediate aftermath of the blast,”.
Interestingly, most mainstream English newspapers the world over carried similar observations spanning the gamut of endorsement to mild skepticism. But none that I scanned, ventured as far as to forensically equate the assassination of Benazir Bhutto with 'Synthetic Terror' in order to fabricate pretexts for further “imperial mobilization” on the 'Grand Chessboard'! The grotesquely trumpeting elephant dancing on the newlywed's bed once again famously ignored.
Manufacturing 'consent' is in full swing worldwide, but mainly targeted at the sole superpower's “populist democracy” which is strongly “inimical to imperial mobilization ... except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat ... [and sustained] challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being”, as Zbigniew Brzezinski shrewdly puts it.
So, the ruling elite of the world, once again, appear to be realigned in perpetuating the scare of the imminent destruction of Western civilization at the hands of the 'Islamofascists' – calculatingly constructed by Bernard Lewis in CFR's influential 'Foreign Affairs' in 1990 on the eve of the emergence of the victorious sole superpower on the 'Grand Chessboard', as the “irrational ... roots of Muslim rage ... [which] is no less than a clash of civilizations” – just as it was in 2003 with the mantra of 'WMD's' in the hands of 'rogue actors'.
Between some 'red' and 'orange' alert, Daniel Pipes ratcheted that up to “Not a Clash of Civilizations, It's a Clash between the Civilized World and Barbarians” to make up for the increasing lackadaisical attitude among the skeptical populist democracies as “so many people in the West still don't believe that they are at war [with] .. radical Islam”!
Only this time, the boogieman's nom de guerre is “Baitullah Mehsud”, and it resides in a cave in the Hindu Kush with OBL instead of in a desert palace in Mesopotamia. And it is likely to steal a “loose nuke” or two from Pakistan which the Iranians will dutifully use to destroy the sanity of the West with, leading to their (Iran's) instant decimation in “'defensive' US military action” and the much longed for 'de-nuking' of Pakistan by NATO and UN forces already staged at its borders.
The next stop, all too obviously, is the increasing crescendo of imminent threats to Western civilization, followed by a real 'terrorist' act as narrated by Zbigniew Brzezinski a year ago before the US. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (February 01, 2007, quoted in the wakeup call), and as ominously prognosticated by Adm. Mullen before the US. Congress a year later (February 06, 2008, noted above). And rather unsurprisingly, the world's foremost investigative bodies will entirely reach the conclusion-space already outlined in the wakeup call no differently from the Scotland Yard today.
A new 'coalition of the willing' – destination Tehran and Islamabad next!
And almost as if on cue to the above prognostications penned on February 09, 2008, Fox News reported on Wednesday, February 13, 2008, in its story headlined “Bush Pushes for House Action on Eavesdropping Rules After Senate Passage” the following statement by President George W. Bush: “terrorists are planning new attacks on our country ... that will make Sept. 11 pale by comparison.”
Yes indeed it will, because this time, the new “new pearl harbor” is expected to be a nuclear terrorist act. One for which, the United States Government has been diligently preparing for with simulated drills and workshops like the “Day After”. These drills can – like all other surprise 9/11 and 7/7 days of infamy that had exactly similar drills which miraculously became live – once again become live 'terrorist' events and lead to massive “imperial mobilization” against all remaining nations in the 'arc of crisis' already identified on the 'Grand Chessboard'.
It ain't rocket science, unless one is shilling for empire. Between 'manufacturing consent' to harness popular public opinion and 'manufacturing dissent' to distract the protests with red herrings, all agencies, global newsmedia, and various and sundry vassals of 'empire' are assiduously crafting the “high degree of doctrinal motivation, intellectual commitment” necessary for “imperial mobilization” of Western “populist democracies” which are no longer “infected by imperialist emotions ...a quest for national glory, 'the white man's burden', 'la mission civilisatrice', ...”. (Brzezinski)
It is perhaps also why, no English language daily in Pakistan, or the New York Times, has bothered to publish this humble scribe's 'brilliant' forewarnings – it seems that they don't like real forensic clairvoyance, or uncomfortable deconstruction of reality when 'Alice' is wide awake! Only hard ex post facto 'forensic' data, as gleaned by the Scotland Yard, and as endorsed by the official organs and vassals of the sole superpower, before they determine “all the news that's fit to print” to the incessant beat of the 'Mad Hatter's' imperial war song!
What's it gonna take for the Pakistan's ruling establishment, and its press (never mind the world or its press) to wakeup to the grotesque reality of simple arithmetic of '2 + 2 = 4' on the 'Grand Chessboard' and to stop rehearsing the asinine mantra of 'war on terror' against the fabricated 'al qaeeda'? An ex post facto narrative in ten-twenty years? A multi-million dollar book deal after the nation's 'descent into oblivion' is complete? Or the 'morning after'? Post fait accompli of yet another 'new pearl harbor', there is no 'red pill' – only victims! And further exaggerated wet dreams of “full spectrum dominance” of 'baboons' in suits and ties passing off as hominids!
Stand-up today as the genuine hominid and unmask the impostors, or live in the ruins of humanity tomorrow as pet-zombies of the 'baboons' – for only the early-dead would have mercifully remained human! The world, the majority hominids inhabiting it, and its co-opted rulers in developing nations would do well to heed the clairvoyance of Bernard Lewis in 'Crisis of Islam': “If the fundamentalists are correct in their calculations and succeed in their war, then a dark future awaits the world, especially the part of it that embraces Islam” and take defensive-note of the ominously prescient “Global Zone of Percolating Violence” identified by Zbigniew Brzezinski in the 'Grand Chessboard'.
For, it isn't' only the children of the 'lesser god' in the South who are in danger of losing their tabula rasa, but the privileged Northern civilizations are likely to descend into police-states and martial law with another 911 transpiring in any Western nation. All the laws are already on the books to create 'legal dictatorships' in the West to protect the nice Judeo-Christian peoples from the evil 'Islamofascists'!
What a model of civilizational-progress in the modernity du jour whereby the entire specie is in a steep transformative 'descent into oblivion' due to a handful of parasites 'who wage wars by way of deception' cleverly making patsies even of their own victims. That is the pathetic tragedy of Benazir Bhutto (see “Who Killed Benazir Bhutto? In her own words!” at http://humanbeingsfirst.org).
The vast majority, 99.9%, have been silenced into apathetically “looking from the side”, while their respective co-opted local ruling elite control all sources of power to become the major cheerleaders and circus clowns of the 'hectoring hegemons' – uncannily forgetting that six feet under, the hungry maggots can't tell the difference!
The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org.
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