The Real Truth About The Middle East
by Zen Gardner
Ken O’Keefe telling it like it is. Research this information for yourself and see if it isn’t true if you have any doubts. We’re dealing with parasitic psychopaths here.
If you took the time to watch this video, then take a few more minutes of your time and check out the following article. It shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for you to see the connection:
Since I know most folks don’t read comments, here is an informative, excellent comment that puts what is happening in the middle east into what I consider to be the proper perspective.
Many thanks to Norman Pilon at Taking Sides:
Before I make my comment, please know that I’m very tired and my typing and editing is shit, today. Hopefuly, I won’t make too much of a mess:
My take: Zionism is the ideology in Israel that keeps the Israelis in thrall to the capitalist elite of Israel. In other words, it’s a tool to manage and control the population, to get it to do what the big capitalists want it to do. (Analogously, all ‘nationalist’ ideologies are similarly used to manage and control the populations under their spell. In this respect, no one is different from anyone else, and this makes ‘us’ all vulnerable to being manipulated into conflicts of mutual annihilation, precisely as we are witnessing in the Middle East and as Ken O’Keefe brilliantly illustrates. Tribal ideologies — which include national identities — are being fostered so as to make tools of peoples who are used in a contest between rival gangs of political, economic masters. )
The capitalists of Israel are at one with a ‘transnational’ network of capitalists, the most organized and powerful of which happen to be headquartered in the USA, but that also includes as part of the primary fold the ruling capitalist elites of Europe and Japan. All other members of this network are subaltern capitalist elites in places like Russia and, yes, Turkey, and everywhere else that you can find classes of compradores, that is, gangs of national elites willing to sacrifice the interests of their nation for favor conferred upon them by the ascendant transnational masters. As it happens, not all power elites are members of the club or even want to be members of it, as some either have plans of their own or actually bear an outlook genuinely attuned to the welfare of their peoples. It appears as though Russia and China and Iran, together with the rest of the countries that comprise the BRICS, can be characterized as being to a high degree under the control of the latter sort of rulers, people, like Assad, who don’t want to play the role of minions to the Empire. As Assad puts it in the video, refusing to submit to the Masters of the Universe makes you and your country a target of destabilization, and the way the destabilization is brought about is by either a) fomenting endogenous divisions among ‘groups’ (be they consolidated on a basis of ethnicity, nationality, religion, race, political orientation, or whatever) already resident of the territory you control or b) infiltrating ‘mercenaries’ or ‘terrorists’ into your territory. Either tactic means the training, supplying, and arming of the ‘dissidents’ or contending foes.
Consequently, however the map of the Middle East ends up being redrawn, if it is redrawn, will depend on whether the Empire, such as it is, prevails, or whether the emerging power nexus of Russia and China and Iran manages to hold its own.
None of this is about the aspirations of ordinary people to the degree that their hopes and dreams are not the inculcated tribal delusions resulting from the machinations of the capitalist power mongers.
Everything else, in my opinion, is diversionary, a distraction from what is really happening. To remain at a level of analysis preoccupied with what the ‘Kurds’ or the ‘Israelis’ or the ‘Iranians’ or the ‘Islamists’ both want and are up to, is to remain at a level that conceals more than it reveals, in fact, it keeps you preoccupied with, and entangled in, the illusions that the power elite, especially those of the Empire, want you to remain preoccupied with, and entangled in. For if a war is believed to be only or largely about tribal or nationalistic aspirations, the question of political and economic control, whether what is being fought for will be in anyway of benefit to ordinary people, is submerged beneath awareness and consideration.
The West (the Empire) wants more of the Middle East, come hell or high water, and doesn’t give a fuck about how many people it has to kill to get it. People have to recognize this and begin to withhold their cooperation, to see these wars for the realpolitik that they are, although for some it is too late, since they already find themselves in a situation where they have to fight or be murdered.
But it’s not about ‘Israel’ or ‘Saudi Arabia’ or ‘Iran’ or ‘Turkey,’ at least not in the sense of what the popular masses might want; it’s capitalism — it’s about a highly organized power elite subduing people while expropriating them, even if it means killing them by the millions by confounding them into murdering one another through the madness of ‘tribal allegiances.’
Did I help to clarify anything? Probably not. I do apologize. All this shit really does exercise me. And I’m tired.