Thursday, 21 January 2016

Fortress Europe and Fighting Europe

My thoughts after reading 'Fight for the heart of Europe' in 'New Internationalist', Jan/Feb 2016

My very biased, unbalanced, self critical and jaundiced view of what the rich and powerful nations do to the weak, poor and defenceless nations that we can attack without fear of them attacking us.  I know they are also escaping Islamic State but, I think, their thousand of fighters is the whirlwind from NATO sowing the wind over 100 years of drawing straight line boundaries and overthrowing governments in the Meddle East to get the 'right' governments that toe the American/Western line.
Migrant rush to N Europe to escape American, European (and now Russian since Sept 2015) death from the air, only to face death from the sea that the European governments allow.  Very nasty behaviour.
We have a second go at wiping them out by refusing to give them safe passage from our fire and flame from the air.  Very immoral.
Fugitives from American and European rocket fire flee to our shores to be on the safe side of the attackers, instead of remaining on the dangerous ​side of the attacked.  Very sensible.

Never before has there been such a chaotic, disorganised, free for all to get away from wars that we have initiated or revolutions (Arab Spring and regime changes) that we support.  We end up killing people with our direct attacks in the Meddle East.  Those that escape our drones and precision air strikes then have to run the gauntlet of death by drowning or hypothermia in the Med.

We do nothing or very little to stop the desperate from dying because too many are already arriving successfully to take our jobs, our green belt with their housing and our NHS beds.  The cheek of it!  But this is a most dishonourable and immoral stance, especially when we are largely responsible for the wars they are fleeing from.  And wars, in every single year since 1914, has been a natural and normal part of our foreign policy around the globe - to this day.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Project for the New American Century

Written 13 November 2013 from internet search:-
Wes Clark, former NATO Supreme Commander, 4 star General, US Army (retd) said:
He believes NATO should have attacked Afghanistan.  It was not to be one of the seven countries to be attacked in five years as part of the Project for the New American Century to destabilise the Middle East.

7 countries: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Lebanon and Sudan.
1991 Desert Storm to oust Saddam from Kuwait.
"The purpose of the military is to start wars."
"The purpose of government is to start wars, change governments and to destabilise the Middle East.  Not to deter conflict but to invade countries and to have a Pentagon hit list."
No peacekeeping, no nation building.

Project for New American Century was initiated by Richard Perl, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumpsfeld, Dick Cheney.

March 1991 Shia uprising.  Where?

SELF:  I do find it suspicious that it is always the Christian West that is so good and perfect (except for Hitler) and the Muslim Arabs (except our valuable ally that uses beheading, Saudi Arabia) are always so wicked when they use violence against us (especially beheadings).  Only we are the ones who are allowed to use violence/terrorism and to kill in order to stop the killing of our own.

from Wikipedia:
Wolfowitz Doctrine is an unofficial name given to the initial version of the Defense Planning Guidance for the 1994–99 fiscal years (dated February 18, 1992) authored by Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Paul Wolfowitz and his deputy Scooter Libby. Not intended for public release, it was leaked to the New York Times on March 7, 1992,[1] and sparked a public controversy about U.S. foreign and defense policy. The document was widely criticized as imperialist as the document outlined a policy of unilateralism and pre-emptive military action to suppress potential threats from other nations and prevent any other nation from rising to superpower status.
Such was the outcry that the document was hastily re-written under the close supervision of U.S. Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell before being officially released on April 16, 1992. Many of its tenets re-emerged in the Bush Doctrine,[2]which was described by Senator Edward M. Kennedy as "a call for 21st century American imperialism that no other nation can or should accept."[3]

Here is unilateralism related to attack or pre-emptive military action.  Very much more of this kind of unilateralism than my kind which is to give up the most immoral, civilian wipe out of total destruction that is nuclear weapons.

Attack unilateralists are the problem.

God, the Universe and Earth

I think it must be a sheer fluke that in an eternal, infinite universe, planet Earth seems to be the only body in Space that has life.  Why did God do it only once and on such a small, insignificant sphere in the universe?  The earth is a speck in God's universe.

Arab Spring

Written on 28 November 2014:
3.2 million refugees have fled Syria.  UN has asked Western governments to accept 100,000 of the most vulnerable.  In Jan 2014, the govt U-turned and said they would admit 500 Syrian refugees.  Only 100 have arrived under its Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme.

The UK and other Western nations fully supported and egged on the Arab uprisings in recent years.  However, we don't want to take the refugees from all those uprisings that we love to see and fuel with our British air strikes and weapons that bring them freedom and democracy down the barrel of a gun.