Friday, October 9, 2015

This is the Way the Empire Ends

Russia has certainly changed the storyline in the Middle East.  Not differentiating rebel forces (rebels being all forces counter to Assad); Russia fights them all – including those “moderate” forces backed by the empire.

Russian cruise missiles launched from the Caspian.  The empire’s response?

Four Russian cruise missiles fired at Syria from the Caspian Sea landed in Iran, unnamed US officials say.


Both Russia and Iran deny this.  It matters little the truth behind this minor distraction; the story on the ground has changed.  For example:

The Obama administration has ended the Pentagon’s $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels, administration officials said on Friday, in an acknowledgment that the beleaguered program had failed to produce any kind of ground combat forces capable of taking on the Islamic State in Syria.

At $100 million per successfully trained rebel, the empire didn’t secure much rebel bang for the buck.  One more event further exposing the current puppets:

We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men

Those who have crossed
With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom
Remember us-if at all-not as lost
Violent souls, but only
As the hollow men
The stuffed men.

A thread running through my narrative of world events is that the elite have grown afraid of the tool they have created; they have grown concerned regarding the risk.  Having created the monster, they are witnessing the impossibility of controlling its awesome strength.  They want to change direction.

There are times I feel I might be wrong on this – it is all wishful thinking.  Yet, the general trend moves in this direction.

This is why at one time I felt Rand Paul was a favored candidate; at one time, he sounded the most anti-war.  Of course, he couldn’t have followed a path more certain to lead to defeat – turning off both the libertarian base handed to him by his father as well as the neocons that he was never going to win over anyway. 

Anti-war: I suggest this is one reason why Trump is now leading – and continues to lead despite numerous statements that would normally have ended all political aspirations.

“Trump Will Be President”

Says one of my respected political sages. “Of course, Trump will win the nomination. That has been clear for some time.  But now I am saying he will be the next president. Hillary will be knocked out, and Biden will be the Democratic nominee. And does he have skeletons!”

“There is only one unalloyed happy note. Trump will rein in the empire. Even the power elite realize the empire has gotten out of hand. Under Trump, who is, after all, not a neocon, there will be fewer wars, maybe no US wars. Call his governing philosophy ‘antiwar fascism’.”

I wonder: if those in power really wanted Trump out, could they not have driven a stake through his heart by now?  How much of his history – public and not-so-public – could easily be used against him?  Maybe they are waiting for some reason.  Or maybe they want him to win.

Trump has made the strongest statements of any candidate in either major party regarding ending the wars and empire.  From Justin Raimondo:

And while Assad is “a bad guy,” Trump said, the US-backed rebels who want to overthrow him are an unknown quantity:

"We always give weapons, we give billions of dollars in weapons and then they turn them against us. We have no control. So we don’t know the other people that we’re supposed to be backing. We don’t even know who we are backing."

To wit, his comments on the Syrian imbroglio on ABC’s “This Week”:

“I think what I want to do is I want to sit back — and this does not sound like me very much — but I want to sit back, and I want to see what happens. You know, Russia got bogged down, when it was the Soviet Union, in Afghanistan. Now they’re going into Syria. There are so many traps. There are so many problems. When I heard they were going in to fight ISIS, I said, ‘Great.’”

The 0.0001% fear nuclear holocaust as much as the rest of us.

This is the way the world empire ends
This is the way the world empire ends
This is the way the world empire ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

God willing.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Nick. From your fingertips to God's eyes!

  2. Maybe, in a very real way, Trump is legitimizing the entire democratic process to the people for the establishment (which it desperately needs at present and I am not saying he is doing it for anyone in particular) even though much of what he says/does is portrayed as de-legitimizing it?