While not taking away from the victims in Paris, who are of course victims to be mourned the same as any other, why is it we never see the same moral outrage when the Brits and Yanks and their missile strikes kill innocent children in Pakistan or Yemen, or wherever else they decide on as the latest target of their deadly and daily ‘War On Terror’?
Over 200,000 are dead in Syria because of a situation the West created for its own purposes, Ukraine is on its knees, Palestine has recently been subject to the latest massive attack by their Zionist dogs and it seems the Koreans are being lined up for something also.
We don't see the Lord Mayor of Belfast out front at City Hall in solidarity with these victims, hashtags going viral or wall-to-wall coverage of any of these crimes – because they're not victims or crimes unless they fit a certain paradigm. I'd hope people are astute enough to realise much of this is agenda-laden manipulation as much as news, but given the power of television and its ability to warp and dictate our thinking you just wouldn't know.
By defaming Islam, whether through false-flag black-bag operations or, as is more likely in this instance, deliberately generating the conditions that create these sort of terrorist attacks, it criminalises a whole group of people, i.e. Arabs and Muslims, relegating them to the status of sub-human, thus impacting on our concern for what is being done to these groups in their homelands, with the ultimate purpose being the plunder of wealth and resources by and for the imperial interest. Our conscience suitably cleared of course.
The sad fact is the crocodile tears of political leaders are completely bogus, they care as much about the victims of Charlie Hebdo as they do those in Syria or Pakistan, or ourselves for that matter. These brutes don't care about anything. If they did they could not go to bed at night without putting up a rope and swinging, so perverse are their monstrous, heinous crimes.
Are we that blinded by their propaganda and psychological assault we do not recognise this fascist Wahhabi 'Islam' they encourage us to hate, and identify with all Muslims, as the pseudo-creation of our own governments?
People willing to dig deeper and beyond the scripted narrative, designed as it is to provoke these responses, should research the Cold War policy of the NATO powers known as 'Gladio' – the ‘Strategy of Tension’ – a creature of the CIA and British Military Intelligence in which psychological operations in the form of right-wing terrorism, crime and attempted coup d’etat, were mounted and assisted through the media to create conditions in men's minds that would permit a preconceived response by the powers that be to a contrived situation.
The tactics and indeed the purpose of today's synthetic war on terror are an extension of Gladio.
By defaming Islam – or any other targeted group, society, state or whatever – through manipulation of desperate individuals or the use of agent provocateurs to bring home the odd terror attack, itself likely manipulated and scripted, this in turn justifies their far wider, far more destructive and far more lethal and endless war – a war OF terror not on it.
Of course we sympathise with the families of those murdered in Paris and with the people of that city, this barbarism is beyond reproach. But we must never fail to ask the question why or to see these things in their context. Once we stop doing that, whether we realise it or not, we are the victim too.
Not of the terrorist but those behind the terrorist and their deception, the true architects of the terror paradigm, which is used to strip away our rights at home while looting other countries of their natural resources, physical reserves and anything else of value, while installing degenerate, client proxy-regimes to serve the imperial agenda.
Be afraid – be very afraid. But not of these 'mindless fanatics' served up to us by the world order to frighten us into surrendering hard-won liberties, as well as to justify the destruction of other societies and the theft of their resources. No. Those we should fear are the sociopaths in the corridors of power here in the supposedly enlightened Western world, the expert killers like the Camerons and Obamas and Hollandes, who kill every day without so much as batting an eye.
The stench of murder that pervades their every utterance might go unnoticed by their compliant friends in the media, and those enslaved by that same media, whose purpose is to disorient, demoralise, frighten and weaken, but we must call them out for what they are – depraved, malign psychopaths devoid of conscience and the greatest existential threat mankind has ever known.
In my view the motives of the attackers are inconsequential to the wider paradigm, regardless of their wickedness, regardless of whether they truly believed in them, regardless if they believed they were fighting for Allah, the Quran, France or Uncle Sam himself.
The true value in such an operation, for reactionary imperialism and the world order it promotes and serves, is found in its ability to shape politics, shift the narrative when and where required and all with the purpose of maintaining the dominant consensus. To that purpose the Charlie Hebdo attackers are the servant of imperialism rather than its assailants – that they themselves may not have been aware of this truly matters not.
Historical archives from the Cold War, relating to the evacuation of Nazi intelligence, entire regiments of their foot soldiers and their redeployment against perceived 'subversives' on hunting grounds of old within Italy, France and other theatres of conflict in the intelligence war, tells us they've done this type of thing before, and worse, and we have no reason to presume they would not do it again.
Aside from that, the onslaught against Islam, and the analysis of it as an evil to be rooted out, is an extension of the war on terror and its true function – which is to create terror so we can fight it, so we can kill, destroy, loot and pillage, all to take what isn't ours with a clear conscience.
Our moral compass as a society won't allow it unless we dehumanise those we wish to kill and rob as dangerous fanatics, who will strike at us in our beds if we stand by and let them. In short, the 'Dirty Arab' mindset of old and the racist worldview it promotes is no longer enough to warrant turning a blind eye or closing our minds to what are in essence our crimes.
Today we need the fundamentalist, jihadi-bogeyman to scare us into submission, to keep us from asking awkward questions. For our own good.
Racism is a necessary feature in all of this, as instilling a racist analysis and perception of the Arab world, as the source of evil and terrorism, is required to justify our taking what doesn't belong to us, or more accurately an unwillingness to confront those who do in our political leadership or to even consider that this goes on.
Arming all sides in conflict, profiting of the blood and controlling the debt created by war is also a huge element of the wider picture. What type of psychopaths would really engage in such conspiracy? The military-industrial complex and the financial powerhouses through whom it operates. This is no conspiracy but was warned off by the highest office in the United States, not once but twice. The second time round John Kennedy had his head blown off in Dallas, Texas.
Coincidentally one of those identified by New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (who brought the only case ever tried around the JFK hit) as involved in the matrix of lies surrounding the Kennedy assassination was none other than Alan Dulles, former CIA supremo and architect of the clandestine NATO-controlled P2 death-squads of Licio Gelli – himself a lieutenant of the depraved Hermann Goering. These secretive terror units terrorised Europe throughout the Cold War, committing massacres such as the bombings in Bologna among many other heinous crimes now referred to as 'the Years of Lead'.
The Charlie Hebdo terror attacks are in my view an extension of this strategy. Where they fit into all of this is in their ability to shift the narrative of any given situation to one more suited to the interests of power. I believe the war on terror was created to serve this agenda.
There is a resource war going on in the world around us and the powerful must retain the ability to strike when and where required. The refusal of the British Parliament and an impending no vote on Capitol Hill to endorse an R2P intervention in Syria last summer was a shock to their psyche and something which they can't allow to become norm. Terror redirects to serve that end.
As incredible as it sounds, it's more than possible this was no mistake or lapse on the part of French intelligence – we have seen the 'mistakes' of late in Syria, whereby arms have been mysteriously airdropped into ISIS-held territory only for the Americans to describe it as 'logistical error'. Strange also how the missile strikes against ISIS positions have proven utterly ineffective with extremely limited casualty-rates.
Then again it's only strange if we actually believe the purpose of any of this is to fight terror. The purpose is to create terror as pretext for intervention elsewhere, to take down regimes which refuse to bow to the corporatist, fascist elites.
The military-industrial complex, and the criminal banking houses which gave rise and are partner to it, should be of far greater concern to those who aspire to a meaningful peace in our world than anything else we think we know or have seen.
The dominant narrative, even among those who consider themselves of the left, is now on a par with Farage and Le Pen, which goes to shows how well they've done this job. We should expect nothing less, they are masters of deception – 'by way of deception thou shalt do war'. The writing on Paris' gable walls proclaiming 'Death to the Arabs' is but an indication of their success, no matter what level of involvement, if any, imperialism or its agents had in this specific operation.
What ultimately matters to them is setting the background not the foreground. The rest to them is just dressing.
Charlie Hebdo was an unspeakable crime to be denounced from the highest heavens, of that there's no doubt. Those who carried it out deserve no pity or understanding and no excuse can be made for them. That though is a separate matter to uncovering the full, deep-seated, frightening truth, or to speaking out where we see it. The false left-right paradigm is irrelevant, this is on a totally different level.
The crime of Charlie Hebdo runs far deeper and is far more nuanced than we could ever possibly imagine, in this our ignorant state. The easy thing to do is sit back, say nothing – or even to join in and compound their narrative – but we must set ourselves apart from that and recognise the connection in all these events and the wider agenda they serve.
To understand Charlie Hebdo, Syria, Ukraine, the Peshawar, the petrodollar, debt, and everything else that are ultimately tools of control, we must look beyond the looking-glass and to a world where white is black and black is white.
The ordinary 5’ 8” would likely be surprised to find what people would be prepared to accept, tolerate or ignore if need be once sufficiently frightened. For those aware of this enduring reality, and how it can be manipulated to serve their ends, no surprise is involved.
If we are really ‘All Charlie’ or ‘Je Suis Charlie’, then we will confront their lies and wicked agenda, no matter where we find it, no matter how it may pervade our sense of righteousness and morality, no matter how difficult it may be to take in, no matter how unbelievable at first it may seem, no matter how crazy we may sound for speaking out.
We owe the victims of this terror in our midst no less, be they from Paris, Shuja’iyya, Khan al-Assal or wherever.
‘First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me’ — Martin Niemöller