By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

July 4th, Independence Day to Americans is coming up, our 234th.  This is one of a series of patriotic holidays that, though we don’t admit it, are slowly slipping away, Veterans Day also called Remembrance Day or Armistice Day and Memorial Day among them.  We have others but they have long since faded into long weekends for government employees.  The story is the same, parades to remember the dead, the disabled and the veterans, now almost all seen as damaged goods, a burden on society, same story war after war.  Wars have never been what we say they are.  As time goes on we learn that more and more.  Even the cleanest war of all, World War II is falling apart, our propaganda slowly being exposed and, despite continued endless drumming about the holocaust, now little more than durable cover for mass murder in Gaza.

The lines between friend and enemy have blurred.  Today, many historians believe Germany should have won World War I, backed by the US.  History has made that one easy, no Hiter, no holocaust, no communism, no Cold War, no Korea, no Vietnam.  Helping “the Allies” win the war cost a billion people decades of brutal slavery leading to, not just one more war, but every war we have fought since and have yet to fight.  Without Britain and France trying to rule the world, using America as the surrogate for their bastard policies, none of today’s problems would exist.  Whether we are talking Lord Balfour and the Rothschilds or the division of India or Africa or the Balkans, we really screwed up that time.

Three of the only governments the American people can trust, not the American government, as even our own people don’t trust our government, are Russia, China and Vietnam.  How many of the rest were bought by “banksters?”  Certainly the US, Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Israel, in fact it seems they may be the “banksters.”  Can a government be a government when every tax is meant to help the banksters, every weapon meant to enrich their “war profiteer” clients, every treaty, every war, every threat, every new law has to pass the “bankster” seal of approval.

What if every political race was only one group of thieves trying to crawl closer to the money tree, scrabbling over the others with their attack ads, all paid for, both sides, by banksters, the same banksters.  The accusations are a joke.  Which candidate sexually molests younger children or steals more than the other? Who carries a bigger bible or who loves Satan more? The real game is war.  There is a delightful efficiency to war.  War is paid for by borrowed money that is paid for by taxes on the people whose children fight the war.  One corporation over all has profited from America’s ten years of war, Exxon.  Yet Exxon doesn’t pay a single cent of income tax in the United States on billions and billions of income, money made from oil secured by thousands of American war dead and fleets of ships protecting their interests, theirs, not  ours.

Look at any of our world conflicts.  The CIA claims they haven’t heard from Osama bin Laden for nearly a decade and that Al Qaeda could fit in a school bus.  With the Taliban only fighting the US because they hate Karzai, they seem flexible about letting the US stay in Afghanistan, they don’t seem to mind us that much, could there be something behind the war we aren’t seeing?  Could be be in another Iraq, a war we got suckered into, twice, frankly.

Oh, you didn’t know.  It seems that there were some nasty financial dealings between Kuwait, the slave state, and Iraq, that might well have given Iraq very good reason to invade back in 1990.  That story was buried behind the newspaper lies about babies being taken out of incubators and poor decent Kuwait citizens being executed in the streets.  Saddam had been Americas best friend for a long time.

Who set the whole thing up, suckered Kuwait into kicking Saddam one time too many, suckered Saddam into invading, suckered America into going to war where we, frankly, shouldn’t have cared less?  The special country that did that was Israel.  If Saddam was around, running Kuwait, do you know what kind of danger America would be in?  We would have a powerful ally sitting next to Iran instead of a weak and divided country that Iran manipulates at will, giving them virtual control of nearly a fifth the world’s oil supply.  We got suckered.  That’s what surrogate warfare is all about, we carried the baby and someone else got to eat it.

Saddam simply couldn’t believe the United States was so stupid.  He kept extremists at bay, kept terrorists out of Iraq, produced oil for the United States and kept it flowing as expected, bought everything we had to sell and paid his bills on time.  Can we believe all the terrible things he did?  Yes, some of them.  Inside his own country, the sheiks with the real power were getting sick of him.

Saddam was sounding more and more like, well, Dick Cheney, a liability even in a dictatorship.  In the end, however, whatever bad Saddam had done, paled in comparison with the damage America did, bringing in mobster-bankster rule, starting a civil war, loading Iraq withterrorists, and leaving the country in ruins with well over one million dead and millions more in poverty.

We destroyed an ally, yes a dictatorship much like the one we are building in America today, destroyed its people, and why?  It was money.  Follow the money.

With troops arriving in Afghanistan every day and our military and that of Pakistan, fighting a largely unreported war, one nobody knows about or cares about, it is time we refocused on some hard questions.  Who we are really fighting and, especially, why?  Once we began the farce of the “imbedded journalist” we have little left but professional storytellers, propagandists and puppets to honor real men fighting a war.  No insult could be greater.  Whether these “paycheck chasers” are willing to sell their souls for “access” or simply close their eyes out of fear of murder at the hands of the drug gangs that make up the government of Afghanistan and too many of the foreign forces that support them or are simply unskilled, clueless and blind, it isn’t clear.

A few voices out there begin to get it, but no one puts it all together, the fact that Afghanistan is little more than an sideshow of the 62 year old conflict between India and Pakistan, a long running conflict, hot war and terrorism, that has gone global.   With Pakistan the surrogate of China and India the surrogate of Israel and America mindless and confused, being pimped by druglords here, oil companies there, and, of course, our masters in Tel Aviv, how could anyone keep up?

There would be no reason to draw the United States into Afghanistan, certainly 9/11 had nothing to do with it, there were no terrorists in Afghanistan at that time, unless something else was going on.  What was going on that needed the US to be pushed into an area so remote that resupplying troops is almost impossible, an area where running terrorist operations from is equally insane.

The Taliban had ended narcotics production.  Without the drugs, the governments of the Caspian oil and gas nations wouldn’t become the narco-states now destroying Russia.

With Afghanistan, you also get Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and the golden goose of all time, Kazakhstan, ancestral homeland of the Khazars.  When these nations are added to Georgia, Azerbejan and Armenia, it begins to make sense.

You now control, not only 40% of the natural gas in the world but much of the planets untapped oil reserves along with many of the worlds oil pipelines, new and proposed, all making up the future of the hydrocarbon driven world economy if left on its current destructive path.

Were one to check the military expenditures of these nations, where their security forces are trained, their technology originates and their weapons, always unaffordable, building an addiction to foreign control, come from, it will be no surprise.

If you ever wonder why America is being demanded daily, every newspaper, every television network, nearly 90% of our congress, and dozens of “think tanks” all demanding war against a country that has never threated the United States and was proven by the CIA only last year to have no nuclear weapons program, to invade Iran, simply look at the map.

With the alliance between Israel and India and the primary war partners being the United States and Paksitan with Afghanistan more a passive victim, 88% of the population part of an insurrection against the Karzai Brothers of Kabul and their drug cartels and army of petty thugs, the situation is schizophrenic at best.  Considering the official enemy, the Taliban, operates entirely on American financing, we can take it beyond normal schizophrenia.

America is fighting a war with Paksitan providing massive support against the Taliban, fielding even more troops and suffering more casualties than the US.  At the same time, however, the US has allowed India and Israel to openly operate in Afghanistan, intelligence and terrorism support activities against, initially Pakistan but arming and training terrorists who have, on more than a few occasions, attacked the US as well.

Imagine what it would take for America to allow something like this, what “unbreakable bond” would be required to allow Americans to be killed, just like with the USS Liberty, by our own allies?  This is some of the danger of surrogate warfare.  There are no allies, only masters who don’t pay the bill but reap the benefits of the chaos they cause.  Thus, China fights India through Pakistan while Israel fights Pakistan through the United States,  the Nation of Karzai and India.  The proven method, the same one that destroyed Iraq and underwrote the deconstruction of representative government in the United States, replaced by a thinly veiled police state ruled by a foreign controlled oligarchy, is also destroying Russia and ready to pounce on Iran.

The art of staging, application of game theory by what author Jeff Gates and, coincidentally,  Secretary of Defense Robert Gates call “the people in between,” the creators of myth, the manipulators of the bizarre religious fables regarding Jewish supremacy and its role in global apocalypse, leave any trace of national will, patriotism, or even self interest secondary to surrogacy and enslavement.

Thus, the great Christian colossus, America, and its global military hegemony becomes a helpless dupe, stuck in war after war making even the hypocrisy of Vietnam seem like a holy crusade in comparison, each war more vile, more venal, more cruel than the last.  Tens of thousands of troops, spending years away from home, drugged on anti-psychotics, almost afraid to return to the United States to suffer at the hands of our military, courts, the VA, troops who fear ending up in a prison cell as did so many Vietnam vets.

With no jobs, no assurance of anything for many, even families have disintegrated during the senseless ten year conflict, agreeing to spend a lifetime in the military is the only chance for survival for most.  What was meant to be a professional army is now a force of highly trained economic hostages.  If the Nation of Karzai is a narco-dictatorship, and it is, ruling the city of Kabul with an iron checkbook, a medieval duchy in the midst of a permanent national uprising, can Americans even be called mercenaries anymore?

Are we any better than the street corner thugs seen in so many of America’s cities, peddling the agricultural produce, the poisons brought in by our Mexican and Afghani-NATO cartels?

What has ten years of surrogate war brought us?  Americans don’t want to hear about the war anymore, though the economic collapse it has brought provides an endless stream of desperate unemployed to fill the armed forces, that or starve.  Every day, fathers, some in their 40′s, try to leave their tearful familes, offering themselves to fight permanent war just to guarantee minimal healthcare for their kids and a poverty level life, an alternative to starvation.  Each day, mothers prepare for deployment, leaving children with friends, relatives and even strangers.

Our huge success recently?  We killed 500 mid level Taliban leaders who, if we simply discarded the Karzai cartel, would have been fighting alongside us instead of against us.

Eventually, it will all end, simple entropy will wear down everyone involved.  The government that could have been put in place 20 years ago or ten years ago, were the United States not led around by the nose, will take over.  We can call it anything we want but Karzai will be gone.  What will the big win be?  At best, we can have what we could have negotiated the day the Soviets pulled out in 1989.  However,  America was leaderless then, secretly preparing for the run-up to Gulf War I, you know, the war before Gulf War II.  We were too busy preparing for Saddam’s surprise invasion of Kuwait.

Long ago, AIPAC proved it could hoodwink backwoods Christians into siding against American interests.  Every member of congress that couldn’t be bought outright could now be threatened with removal.  America as we knew it fell.  9/11 brought us Homeland Security, FISA and an end to everything our constitution meant to us, setting the stage for America to morph from free nation to international war pirate, a giant Somalia with nuclear missiles and aircraft carriers.  This is the nation we see today, preparing for a surrogate war against Iran or is is Venezuela or Turkey or Pakistan?  Why should we care, it isn’t our country anymore anyway, we just go where we are told.

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