By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today
The former Soviet Union which had subjugated ethnic and religious communities in various provinces and regions through its military and intelligence agency KGB disintegrated in 1991. Even, its nuclear weapons could not save its collapse. One of the major causes of the disintegration of the former Russian Empire was that its greater defence expenditures exceeded to the maximum, resulting in economic crises inside the country. In this regard, about a prolonged war in Afghanistan, the former President Gorbachev had declared it as the ‘bleeding wound’. While learning no lesson, in one way or the other, the US has been acting upon the similar policies which led to the demise of the Soviet Union. In these terms, Israel is the bleeding wound of the US.
History of the post-Napoleonic era in Europe proves that it is not possible to suppress the wars of liberation through military terrorism. In that context, Prince Metternich, emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire did what he could by subjugating the alien peoples by employing every possible techniques of state terrorism. According to Indian historian, Mahahin, Matternich had to admit that he was fighting for a useless cause, and the empire disintegrated, resulting in the independence of Italy, Bulgaria and other states whose secret societies had been waging wars of liberation. Similarly, despite the employment of unlimited atrocities by the President Milosevic, collapse of the former Yugoslavia could not be stopped.
Famous political thinker, Morgenthau and others agree that a number of internal factors like population, system of government, geographical location, economic output etc. play a key role in formulating the foreign policy of a country. But, this thesis is quite opposite to the United States where the Zionist Jews shape the internal policies, while moulding American external policy in accordance with their own interests, devoted to Israel.
Visibly or invisibly, many big cartels of the world are owned by the Jews. By controlling the major multinational corporations, arms factories, five star hotels, oil companies, liquor business, food industries, technologies, mining and mineral resources, banks, film industry, print and electronic media in the US in particular and the world in general—having influence on the UNO, financial institutes like World Bank, IMF through America, Jews have direct and indirect hold on the global economy.
In this regard, many intellectuals like Don Allen and others reveal, “The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) was founded in New York City by Col. Edward Mandell House (real name: Haus–Jewish), chief adviser to President Woodrow Wilson, in league with stockholders of the Federal Reserve Bank…was part of a conspiracy to gain control of both US political parties to use them as instruments…seventy-three percent of the members of the Council on Foreign Relations are Jews. There are a number of organizations that comprise the Invisible Government that runs America and the world…from behind the scenes. A Jewish group which is in control of national governments and multinational corporations promotes world government through control of the military, media, foundation grants and education including NGOs…and controls and guides the issues of the day, and thus they control most options available. They will manage the money, the land, the food, and the guns of everyone in the world.”
The extent of Jewish grip on the US Administration and American policies could also be judged from the observation of Mike Stathis who, while quoting Senator William J., writes, “The great majority of the Senate of the United States…somewhere around 80 percent…are completely in support of Israel, anything Israel wants.” And “without the all out support by the US in money and weapons and so on the Israelis could not do what they have been doing.”
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is a lobbying group that advocates pro-Israel policies to the Congress and Executive Branch of the United States. The New York Times has described it as “the most important organization affecting America’s relationship with Israel,” while other sources calls it “as one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington, DC, stating that it “acts as an agent of the Israeli government with a stranglehold on the US Congress with its power and influence.”
According to the Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, “It is long been clear that the pro-Israel, ultra-Zionist network have absolute control over the United States. The idea that our leaders are pursuing America’s vital national interests abroad…is a myth.”
In the words of Senator Fulbright, “Israel’s control over Washington has grown tremendously like a malignant cancer…making the US as a puppet nation of Israel.”
However, after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, American former President Bush (The Senior) in connivance with his Zionist-advisers took the Islamic fundamentalism as a great threat. Since then, sometimes, Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda have continuously been used by the US and some Western countries as a scapegoat to malign Pakistan for ‘de-nuclearisation’ as the latter is the only nuclear country in the Muslim World, and to contain Iran’s nuclear programme which is for peaceful purposes like energy production. Sometimes, bogey of Al-Qaeda was raised to achieve their goals of foreign policy in the Middle East and sometimes to pacify their public, including the opposition. In all cases, the secret purpose behind was to safeguard the interests of the Zionist Jews and Israel.
Just after the 9/11 catastrophe, statements of the George W. Bush, high officials of his administration and Zionist-controlled media deliberately developed chauvinism and extremism among the Americans. There had been an organised campaign against the Muslims in the US and other Western countries. Its main themes were that Islam and the Muslims were the true cause of terrorism. Brushing aside the Israeli atrocities on the Palestinians, American unity was projected with such force as to allow no questioning of the US policy.
Bush warned the world to choose sides by saying, “either you are with us or with terrorists.” It was due to employment of pressure-diplomacy on the weak states—Muslim countries like Pakistan, Indonesia, Libya etc., including almost all the Arab states which joined Bush anti-terrorism war. By manipulating the 9/11 carnage, Bush also got the sympathies of almost all the major Western countries, including NATO states which also joined the fake global war on terror.
Nevertheless, in order to fulfill the hidden agenda of Tel Aviv, the main aims of the Bush administration were to provoke American public against the Muslims and to justify global war on terror—the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq to possess energy resources of Central Asia and Iraq, including proxy wars in other Middle Eastern countries and to get their support for propaganda campaign especially against Pakistan and Iran. Besides other actions of Bush era such as America’s state-sponsored terrorism in the volatile Islamic countries, persecution of Muslims through torture, detentions and arrests, CIA and FBI-operated facilities, radicalising the Western Christians against the Muslims, while providing a golden chance to India and Israel to accelerate the systematic genocide of the Palestinians and Kashmiris—protecting the real architects of the 9/11 tragedy.
While, President Barack Obama who had stated during his first election-campaign that he would rectify the blunders, committed by his predecessor in the name of war on terror, continued the same in their worst form to secure the illegitimate interests of Israel. Obama-led Administration went on with various techniques of ruthless terror and extrajudicial killings of the innocent persons through illegitimate drone attacks—like Iraq, creation of more failed states such as Libya, Yemen and Syria to open the doors for Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group (Also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh).
If the double game of President Bush franchised Al-Qaeda on global level, President Obama’s dual policy franchised both Al-Qaeda and ISIS as part of the anti-Muslim campaign and left no stone unturned in advancing the agenda of the Zionist Jews, Israeli lobbies and the neoconservatives in the pretext of phony Global War on Terror.
When in September 2015, Russian-led coalition of Iran, Iraq, the Syrian army-the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Lebanon-based Hezbollah started breaking the backbone of the ISIS terrorists, Al-Qaeda’s Al-Nusra Front and the rebels in Syria and Iraq. Israeli Mossad which was already having clandestine contact with the ISIS directed this outfit to plan the November 13 (2015) terror attacks in Paris in connivance with the French home-grown militants. Similarly, when Russian-led forces began retaking many cities from the control of these insurgents, on the other side, agents of Mossad who were in collaboration with the CIA sympathizers and the ISIL militants arranged various sorts of terror attacks in Europe and the US.
Through all these false flag terror operations, the US and Israel wanted to obtain their covert aims against Russia and the Muslims. Mossad had also provided the US President Donald Trump with an opportunity to manipulate various terror assaults of Europe and America to win the US presidential election and to reunite America and Europe, as a rift was created between America and its Western allies, especially Europe on a number of issues, including NATO. And President Trump had left no stone unturned in implementing anti-Muslim policies, while speaking openly against the Muslims and Syrian immigrants. Trump had started exaggerating the threat of Islamophobia, while, some incidents were not linked to ISIS, but were the result of self-radicalization of the individuals.
To what extent President Trump wants to obtain Israeli illegitimate goals at the cost of Muslims and the patriot Americans could be judged from the terrorism-related assaults which occurred in the Spanish city of Barcelona on August 17, 2017 and in its town of Cambrils on August 18, 2017. After condemning the terror attacks and offering US assistance to Spain, President Trump suggested “fighting terrorism by executing Muslims with bullets dipped in pig’s blood.”
In case of Asia and particularly South Asia, well-entrenched in Afghanistan and some Gulf states, intelligence agencies such as CIA, Indian RAW, Mossad and MI6 are assisting various terror outfits, including Al-Qaeda and particularly ISIL in order to achieve the covert goals of the Israeli-led America against Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, China, Russia, Iran, Turkey, Somalia, Yemen etc. and even Afghanistan which are being destabilized by various forms of terrorism-related assaults in one way or the other.
In this connection, a news item was published by all the leading dailies of Pakistan on October 8, 2017 regarding the statement of Afghanistan’s former Afghan President Karzai who, while dismissing criticism of Moscow’s ties with the Taliban and echoing Russian claims of American support to the ISIS terrorists, told Voice of America (VOC) that the United States has links with terrorist ‘Islamic State’, also known as Daesh…Daesh a tool of US…After it [the US] dropped the [mother of all] bomb on Afghanistan, it did not eliminate Daesh…the terrorist group has been supplied weapons by the United States forces…The US Army helicopters and army bases are being used to provide assistance to ISIS terrorists…I do not differentiate at all between Daesh and America…Reports of American assistance to the terrorists are coming from all over the country.” (It also includes Karzai’s revelations to VOC of April 20, 2017 and Newsweek’s report of the same day).
Particularly, based in Afghanistan, CIA, RAW and Mossad are in collusion, and are using the ISIS, especially in destabilizing Pakistan and Afghanistan as part of the double game of their countries. India and Israel want to prolong the stay of the US-led NATO troops in Afghanistan which has become the center of their covert activities. President Trump is also doing the same in connivance with New Delhi and Tel Aviv. Now, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is special target of these foreign intelligence agencies.
It is notable that Afghanistan-based Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and ISIS which are being backed by RAW, CIA and Mossad have claimed responsibility for several terror assaults inside Pakistan and Afghanistan, including the recent ones.
It is of particular attention that since the fundamentalist party BJP led by the Indian Prime Minister Narindra Modi came to power in India, it has been implementing anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan agenda. Encouraged by the BJP, assaults on Muslims, Christians and on other minorities by the Hindu extremist parties might be cited as instance. India which has strategic partnership with Israel has perennially been manipulating the double game of the US-led West regarding world phenomena of terrorism in connection with Pakistan and Afghanistan.
In wake of Modi’s aggressive diplomacy, India has continued shelling in Pakistani side of Kashmir which remains a nuclear flashpoint between both the neighbouring countries.
Nonetheless, apart from affecting NATO countries and America’s other Western allies, the US cost of Global War on Terror, particularly in Afghanistan has rapidly increased. It also includes other states like Somalia, Yemen, Libya, Nigeria, Philippines etc. where American military and CIA are indirec1tly involved.
In this respect, quoting a report of Washington think tank-the Center for Strategic and International Studies, CNBC and the New York Times pointed out in November 14, 2018: “The U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria…have cost American taxpayers $5.9 trillion since they began in 2001…more than 480,000 people have died from the wars and more than 244,000 civilians have been killed as a result of fighting. Additionally, another 10 million people have been displaced due to violence…In addition to the money spent by the Pentagon, Crawford says the report captures the war-related spending by the Department of State, past and obligated spending for war veterans’ care, interest on the debt incurred to pay for the wars, and…response to terrorism by the Department of Homeland Security…What’s more, longer wars will also increase the number of service members who will ultimately claim veterans benefits and disability payments. The U.S. government spent $4.1 trillion during fiscal year 2018, which ended Sept. 30, according to the Treasury Department. Indeed, the West has largely failed to address the root causes of terrorism that perpetuate seemingly endless waves of fighters who are increasingly turning to armed drones, artificial intelligence and encrypted communications to foil the allies’ conventional military superiority…the report said, the slow pace of reconstruction in Iraqi cities like Ramadi, Falluja and Mosul—once controlled by the Islamic State…has angered residents in those Sunni-majority areas and made them more susceptible to militant entreaties. The report also warns that withdrawing United States forces from Africa and the Middle East—as the Pentagon has started to do—could serve as a boon to these terrorist groups as the Trump administration shifts its national security priorities to confront threats from Russia, China, North Korea and Iran…Americans should understand that terrorism won’t end”, the report concluded, “even though the terrorism threat may ebb and flow.”
The Bloomberg disclosed on September 13 and December 14, 2018: “The U.S. posted the widest November budget deficit on record as spending doubled revenue…The U.S. budget deficit widened to $898 billion in the 11 months through August, exceeding the Congressional Budget Office’s forecast for the first full fiscal year under the Trump presidency…Revenue from corporations fell to $163 billion, down by $71 billion from a year ago. The U.S. fiscal gap has continued…raising concerns the country’s debt load, now at $21.5 trillion, is growing out of control. The 2017 fiscal gap was $666 billion, up from $586 billion a year earlier, according to the Treasury department. The CBO, a non-partisan congressional research body, estimated in April that the budget deficit for the entire fiscal year would increase to $804 billion, before widening to $981 billion in fiscal 2019 and topping $1 trillion in 2020.”
It is mentionable that the war in Afghanistan is America’s longest military intervention which has cost Washington nearly $1 trillion. That is why; America is directly talking to the leaders of the Afghan Taliban in Doha-the capital of Qatar, as demanded by the latter. In this context, reports suggested on January 26, this year that after six days of intensive negotiations, Taliban leaders and US officials meeting in Qatar appear closer to an agreement which could result in the withdrawal of American troops after 18 years of war—it was pre-condition of the Taliban. Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan reconciliation and Pakistan have been playing a key role in this connection.
Now, President Trump has become lenient towards Pakistan. Instead of blaming Islamabad for cross-border terrorism in Afghanistan and emphasizing to ‘do more’ against terrorism, he is asking for its assistance to ‘help more’ to pull out the US-led NATO forces from that war-torn country.
Late last year, Trump ordered a withdrawal of the roughly 2,000 American troops in Syria within 30 days, as American backed rebel groups and ISIS terrorists have been defeated and almost entire Syria have been liberated by the Russian-led coalition.
It is noteworthy that on November 28, 2018, rebuking the President Trump and his pro-Saudi policy, the US Senate through a decisive majority voted to advance a measure to end US military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
President Trump has taken all the above mentioned decisions owing to the rapidly-increase in America’s cost of these conflicts abroad. But, he is too late.
Besides, President Donald Trump’s flawed external policies have created a rift between America and its European partners. Trump has strongly demanded that European NATO members, especially Germany, to pay more for their joint defence. On the other side, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on January 22, this year said that closer defence ties agreed in a new friendship treaty aim to build a Franco-German “common military culture” and “contribute to the creation of a European army.” The idea has sparked angry reactions from President Trump in wake of EU-US differences over WTO and abolition of Iranian nuclear deal.
Earlier, President Trump annoyed its Western allies by announcing ‘trade wars’, especially to target China. In response, EU and China also took retaliatory decisions. Now, taking the u-turn, he is reconsidering his strategy of trade wars and has shown willingness to negotiate with Beijing.
In fact, it is the result of Israeli-led strategy which Trump has blindly pursued that Washington has lost bargaining leverage even on the small countries like North Korea, Venezuela, Turkey, Iran and Pakistan which have rejected American coercive diplomacy in relation to various issues.
Negative impact of ‘Turmpism’ inside America is also notable, as there is a co-relationship of the US internal and external policies. In this respect, CIA, FBI, Department of Homeland Security which are working separately as “a state within a state” or “shadow Government” or “Deep state means,” are also clandestinely working against one another. They do not respond to the civilian political leadership-the President and the Congressmen who are also fighting a war of nerves against each other. In this context, President Trump ended the longest government shutdown, albeit temporarily. As a result of the funding package, he signed on January 25, 2019 and the government will be open for three weeks. Mr. Trump failed to get$5.7 billion in federal funds for a US-Mexico border wall.
President Trump is also continuously criticizing media. Moreover, Trump’s fanatic policies have given a greater impetus to racialism—white nationalist and neo-Nazi hate groups in wake of intensification of domestic extremism in the US. He is also creating and leading the ‘Christian Taliban’. It seems that the fundamentalist President Donald Trump, will take the US to the “state of nature” when there was a war of “all against all” in the sense of Thomas Hobbes. Such phenomena could also culminate into a civil war in the US.
It is worth-mentioning that the US is homeland of various communities, divided on ethnic, religious and linguistic lines, having affiliations with their own groups. In this connection, in his book, “Who Are We? The Challenges to America’s National Identity,” Samuel Huntington opines, America was founded by British settlers who brought with them a distinct culture…the English language, Protestant values, individualism, religious commitment…the waves of immigrants later came to the United States gradually accepted these values and assimilated into America’s Anglo-Protestant culture. More recently, however, our national identity has been eroded by the problems of assimilating massive immigration from Latin America, especially Mexico might lead to the bifurcation of the United States.”
Although President Trump has started America’s disengagement from Global War on Terror-Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, yet he has founded the downfall of the United States. The cost of these long-term military engagements purely in terms of dollar have accelerated multiple problems of Americans, including casualties and frustration in troops and their families, which is further adding to the internal problems of America, particularly backfiring on the ordinary Americans.
Returning to our earlier discussion, the President Gorbachev had called Afghanistan a ‘bleeding wound’ which culminated into collapse of the former Russia. In the same sense, Global War on Terror which America started to secure the illegitimate interests of Israel is moving it on the Soviet Union’s tract of disintegration. So, we can conclude that in fact, Israel which is the ‘bleeding wound’ of the US is bringing about its downfall.
Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations
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