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F. William Engdahl, ‘The Lost Hegemon’

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | July 04, 2017

F. William Engdahl

Over the years, I have marveled at F. William Engdahl’s brilliant writings and interviews, so it is with great pleasure I present a snippet from the latest book I purchased.

“As I sit down to write these words, Western Europe is being overwhelmed with a cultural and social challenge unprecedented in her history. A brutal four-year long war in Syria has spread around the world. An organization calling itself ISIS or the Islamic State erupted violently onto the world stage in 2014 to claim the right to create what they termed The Global Caliphate. The conditions of war and terror in Syria had created more than two million refugees on the move for safety, more than one million of them coming to Europe seeking asylum during the final months of 2015 alone.

On September 30, 2015 the Russian Federation accepted a call from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to help defeat ISIS in Syria. That call came despite bombing from the United States, allegedly against ISIS strongholds, for more than one year, a bombing that appeared only to have expanded the control of ISIS.

The direct Russian involvement in military action far from her shores signaled a new era in global politics following the collapse of the Soviet Union a quarter century before. The world seemed to be ineluctably moving towards a new world war, this one with religion at its core. Ultimately, Islamic terror was being instrumentalized as a weapon of war, one being aimed to defeat Russia, China and pre-empt emergence of a rival to the sole hegemony of the United States.

On November 13, 2015 grotesque suicide bomber attacks across Paris signaled a new phase in the attack on civilization. Yet few asked who or what was actually behind the IS and its reign of terror. To answer that it would be necessary to go back to the early post-World War II period and the birth of a new American intelligence agency.

For more than six decades, a faction in the US intelligence community used, and even trained, various Islamic political groups for their goal to extend an American hegemony in the world. The relationship between the CIA and certain specific groups of political Islamists began in the 1950s in postwar Munich and reached a new dimension in the 1980s, when the CIA, together with Saudi Arabian intelligence, brought a wealthy Saudi Islamist named Osama bin Laden to Pakistan to recruit Islamic Jihadists for a terrorist war against the Soviet Red Army in Afghanistan.

The success of the CIA’s Operation Cyclone, to arm and train Afghani and other Mujahideen Islamic combatants, led Washington to deploy the same tactic after the collapse of the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Veterans of the Afghan Mujahideen war, many of them Saudi and other Arab nationals recruited by bin Laden’s organization, Al Qaeda, were brought on CIA private air transports into Azerbaijan, where British and US oil companies had their eye on the petroleum riches of the Caspian Sea. The CIA brought them into Yugoslavia to fan the flames of war there, from Bosnia-Herzegovina to Kosovo. They smuggled them into Chechnya and Dagestan to sabotage Russian oil pipeline routes.

As evident success grew with each attempt, some in Washington became heady with their strategy. They were convinced they had discovered the ideal instrument for making terror anywhere in the world to advance their agenda of global hegemony now that the Soviet Union had collapsed, while blaming it on crazed “stirred up Muslims,” as Zbigniew Brzezinski once termed them.

The CIA and Pentagon finally had their new “enemy image” to replace the old Soviet communism when they blamed the events of September 11, 2001 in New York and Washington on Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda network, whether true or not. Washington promptly declared a War on Terror and, under that banner, spread US military bases and its hegemony across the globe to places inconceivable just a decade before. Fear gripped an uncertain American population. They joined in the new war.”

–F. William Engdahl, The Lost Hegemon: Whom the gods would destroy

 

Another great book from F. William Engdahl:  Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order

From ClearNFO:

Russia’s Remarkable Renaissance (Engdahl)

Stopping ISIS

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | April  14, 2017

Fort Hood has put a boot on the ground for every American life lost in Iraq and Afghanistan. A powerful memorial.

Though it is an admitted fact, the CIA built the tunnels we are now bombing with MOAB in Afghanistan, this is only a small piece of the larger puzzle that seems to confound the general public who has little knowledge or context that is not supplied by the MSM or the entertainment industry. Add to this the fact most Americans don’t read and have a very short attention span.

You may champion Trump’s bombing of the evil radical’s tunnels in Afghanistan, but when you add the other pieces of the puzzle, you might come to a different conclusion. What are the other pieces? They are that Al-Qaeda actually is just the name of a file at the FBI that means ‘the base’ and that Al-Qaeda was an invention of the USA. Ben Laden was funded by the CIA ($3 billion). The CIA gets much of its off the books funding from drug trafficking, thus it is no surprise US forces in Afghanistan are protecting the poppy fields; and opium production in Afghanistan has mushroomed from a small trickle to now providing 90% of the world’s opium since the US illegal and unconstitutional invasion of this sovereign country. ISIS has been funded, trained and armed by the USA, (Gen. Michael Flynn and others) ISIS is part of a US-backed Gladio-B operation used to destabilize the MENA (FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds and others). Gladio-A was used in Ukraine. The sarin gas in the 2013 attack was supplied from Libya by the US and delivered by US-backed rebel-fighters (Seymour Hersh, CIA operative Tosh Plumlee and others), though the US blamed Assad. Assad and Russia are the only ones protecting Christians in Syria. Prior to the US efforts to destabilize Syria, Muslims, Jews and Christians lived and worked in relative peace together in Syria for 200 years. The US-backed rebels have slaughtered some 300K innocent civilians mostly Christians. ISIS, et al. are just a US-proxy army carrying out a larger US Geopolitical strategy outlined in Zibig’s 1997 book entitled ‘The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives’. The US had a policy to destroy 7 countries in 5 years in the ME (see General Wesley Clark Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO). BTW this is all illegal and unconstitutional. The US cannot be trusted. The US is the greatest force for evil on the planet.

Most of the so-called radical extremists are grown and cultured in the 1000s of Wahhabi Madrassas funded by our best head-chopper pal Saudi Arabia.

How to defeat the radical extremists? Stop funding, arming and training them and then get rid of their major supporter, the House of Saud. Next, stop bombing the shit out of everyone, then stop destabilizing the MENA through regime change. By destroying Libya –for example—we have taken the lid off of Africa which ushered in a massive influx of refugees into the EU.

It’s all theater for public consumption, while the neocons get rich and the globalists get their larger geopolitical goals met. Stop being their fools. Now.

Brexit

posted by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | May 28, 2016

Important interview with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts by Dr. Julian Charles
(Published on Saturday, 28 May 2016 21:24)

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

from The Mind Renewed

“Remain” or “Leave”? What does the UK’s EU Referendum—scheduled 23rd June—really amount to? Is it simply the opportunity for UK citizens to decide if Britain should stay in the European Union? Or is it something of greater significance, with broader and more serious implications? And just what is this thing called the EU anyway?

Joining us, once again, to discuss these questions is Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former US Assistant Secretary to the Treasury for Ecomonic Policy, who explains the EU’s beginnings as a project of the CIA, and assesses its current role as as an anti-democratic tool of corporate control. Whether or not a majority “leave” vote will actually lead to Brexit, Dr. Roberts argues that a decisive rejection of EU membership by UK citizens could embolden other EU member states to follow suit, thus precipitating the break-up of NATO, and in turn, bringing an end to Washington’s crazy designs for a New World Order.

TMR 145 : Dr. Paul Craig Roberts : Vote Brexit – End the EU, a CIA Covert Operation

 

Deep Politcs and Drugs

CLEARNFO.com | April 15, 2016 | Backgrounder Report

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Parts 1 – 3 of a 5 part series from PETER DALE SCOTT at WHO WHAT WHY

NOTE: Parts 4 & 5 are yet to be published

Paul Craig Roberts: The American Media Is A CIA Front

CLEARNFO.com | April 12, 2016

Notable message from Paul Craig Roberts

I reported honestly the facts of the US coup that overthrew the elected Ukrainian government in 2014 (see my columns in February and March 2014). However, the US print and TV media, led by the New York Times, lied through their teeth.

Indeed, the “mainstream” US media functioned as agent and propagandist for the Washington neoconservatives who destroyed Ukrainian democracy and imposed massive suffering and death on Ukrainians.

There is no crime that the American presstitutes will not commit and no lie that they will not tell.

Yesterday (April 11, 2016) Robert Parry held the sordid presstitutes accountable:

‘Yats’ Is No Longer the Guy


About Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts Newsletter

Hillary Prison 2016

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | Aug 18, 2015

Hillary Prison 2016

Hillary Prison 2016

What ever happened to those 30,000 emails about Hillary’s yoga classes that were deleted? Haven’t heard a peep about that in a while?

Most people with an IQ above that of a stalk of broccoli can agree Hillary is a phony; and so, find some enjoyment in her getting caught illegally transferring Top Secret emails via her own private server. Her justification? It was, as she explained, for “convenience” …. OH PLEASE! Are we that stupid? More likely her motivation was to hide her criminal activities. But my question goes deeper and concerns the legitimacy of the government classifying TOP SECRET anything they seek to hide from the public. “National Security” is always the excuse, as though the entire country would explode if any of this secret information ever saw the light of day. We have found out that this is just not true. Think Snowden, Sibel Edmonds, William Binney and other whistle-blowers. We have seen time and again when some of this very top secret information leaks out that the country does not explode, but rather some embarrassing and illegal activity is revealed. Activity that we really need to know about! Is there anything these evil three letter agencies have that is even worth hiding? What I mean by this, is that: it is an irrefutable fact that the CIA, NSA, FBI, etc. are all engaged –as Hillary was— in illegal and unconstitutional activities. So wouldn’t our nation be much better off turning on the lights to see just how many cockroaches are sleeping in our bed? So maybe rather than seeing if Hillary transferred Top Secret information on her server, maybe we should be more concerned with finding out what exactly was sooooo Top Secret in the first place and why.

Bet Valerie Jarrett has her own private email server.

Will Hillary receive any jail time? Doubtful. The head of the NSA lied under oath to Congress (a crime punishable for up to 5 years: TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 47 > § 1001), yet his only punishment was an increase to his budget and a re-affirmation of his tenure as Director of National Intelligence. What these continuing un-prosecuted criminal actions by government officials (DoJ, IRS, State Department, NSA, CIA) represent is a complete and utter disdain for their oath of office, the citizens of these United States, and for the documents upon which this country was founded. Federal officials break the laws and shred our constitution daily without fear of penalty or prosecution; and in complete violation of their oath of office. I hate to interrupt your daily programming brought to you by the MSM, but it is clear –based on the facts everywhere in front of us– that the U.S. Federal Government no longer even bothers to give lip service to the U.S. Constitution and is therefore by definition illegitimate.


CIA Gun Runner: Hillary’s Benghazi Crimes Confirmed
Published on Aug 20, 2015
Alex Jones talks with Robert Tosh Plumlee about why the media is focusing in on Hillary Clinton’s latest scandal and how it’s diverting attention from a much, much larger issue.

A one of a kind interview with the head of the Russian Government’s foreign intelligence service

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | June 1, 2015

A one of a kind interview with the head of the Russian Government’s foreign intelligence service.

Lieutenant General Leonid Reshetnikov (Rtd) - Director of Russia's Institute of Strategic Research

Lieutenant General Leonid Reshetnikov (Rtd) – Director of Russia’s Institute of Strategic Research

“A few weeks ago Colonel General Igor Sergun, the Head of the Main Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces, gave a brief interview in which he publicly linked the U.S. to jihadi terrorism. Now it is the turn of Lieutenant General Leonid Reshetnikov, Director of the Russian Institute of Strategic Research (RISR), the Russian government’s chief centre for foreign policy analysis.”

 

Q – That is, the joint Russian-American fight against terror, in particular, against ISIS – is a fiction?

“Of course. America creates terrorists, feeds them, trains them, and then gives an order to the whole pack: “catch”. Perhaps, they can shoot one “rabid dog” in the whole pack, but the other dogs will be set even more actively.”

Q – Some European leaders already lament that the USA effectively forced sanctions on them. Europe may break out of the “friendly” American embrace?

“Never. America holds her on several chains: the Federal Reserve printing press, the threat of color-coded revolutions and of the physical elimination of unwanted politicians.”

Q – Are you exaggerating about the physical elimination part?
“Not at all. The Central Intelligence Agency of the USA is not even an intelligence service based on the level of the tasks set before it. The PGU KGB or the SVR of the RF are classical intelligence services: information gathering and reporting to the leadership of the country. In the CIA these traditional features of an intelligence service are at the end of the list of its problems. The main goals are: elimination, which included physical elimination, of the politicians and the organization of coups. And they do this in real time.”

Q – Leonid Petrovich, you think that the USA and the American presidents are just an instrument. Who do you think determine their policy?

“There are communities of people who are effectively unknown to the public, which not only determine the American presidents but also determine the rules of the whole “big game”. In particular, these are the transnational financial corporations. But not only them.”

Russia’s Chief Intelligence Analyst Comes Out of the Shadows
Lieutenant General Reshetnikov of the Russian Institute of Strategic Research gives a wide-ranging interview on threats Russia faces from the West, to militant Islamic groups, to the conflict in Ukraine by Alexander Mercouris Thu, May 28 | 3,003 6

 

UPDATE: Osama bin Laden

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | May 11, 2015

‘The Killing of Osama bin Laden’ by Seymour M. Hersh

And again here …

Seymour Hersh: ‘Obama’s Entire Account Of bin Laden’s Death Is One Big Lie; This Is What Really Happened’

Osama bin Laden Capture

Osama bin Laden Capture

Headlines like those above are being posted and re-posted on Facebook and elsewhere by many disillusioned Mainstream Media-Types like Mark Levin and Wayne Allen Root since it is considered safe territory because Sey Hersh is a major Mainstream Media guy himself.  This is not to say I don’t like or appreciate Levin, Root or Hersh, but like so many making a real living reporting the ‘news’, they dare not walk too far off the beaten path else-wise they be labeled kooks or labeled with the CIA created weaponized term ‘Conspiracy Theorists’.  It is safe waters to follow Hersh into the lies of Obama concerning the killing of Osama bin Laden, but no further.

Hersh’s articles above represent just another important data point, but let us not dismiss the existence of other evidence that Osama bin Laden had died prior to the Navy Seal assault on Abbottabad and that there is exactly zero physical evidence he was killed by the US at all. We also should remember that Osama was at one time a CIA asset and was paid $3 billion of your tax dollars to fight the Russians in Afghanistan. Many think Osama continued as a CIA asset even after the Russians withdrew hostilities in Afghanistan. It is also important to realize that other than the geopolitical importance of Afghanistan and of giving the Russians their Vietnam, Opium is key. The opium trade since the US takeover of Afghanistan has grown from 10% to an estimated 80% of the world’s supply; and that it is a documented fact that US military are on the ground in Afghanistan protecting the opium fields and production that once belonged to the Russians. It is also a fact that the CIA has a long history of supplementing its US-funded black budget with illegal drug trafficking. And one last nagging question: If Osama bin Laden was in fact head of Al-Qaeda, and in fact it was Al-Qaeda who attacked the U.S. on 9/11, why would the Navy Seals be ordered to kill the greatest potential source of intelligence on Al-Qaeda and the attacks of 9/11? None of this passes the smell test. It is a documented fact that Al-Qaeda is a creation of the U.S. and the forensics of the 9/11 attack have been hidden and subverted by top levels in the U.S. Government. The 9/11 Commission report is blatantly false and a whitewash. Further, there is great evidence that the House of Saud assisted U.S. Officials in the attacks on 9/11.

And one must wonder why after documenting lie after lie from Obama, Hersh ends this article with the following Obama complement on Iran, while shifting some blame onto conservative Republicans in Congress :

“Obama today is not facing re-election as he was in the spring of 2011. His principled stand on behalf of the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran says much, as does his decision to operate without the support of the conservative Republicans in Congress. High-level lying nevertheless remains the modus operandi of US policy, along with secret prisons, drone attacks, Special Forces night raids, bypassing the chain of command, and cutting out those who might say no.”

Very bizarre to say the least.

Though we know the U.S. Government runs on lies and propaganda, it’s refreshing to see that none of this nonsense fools the intrepid and brilliant Paul Craig Roberts…

Seymour Hersh Succumbs To Disinformation — Paul Craig Roberts

Seems that PCR is one of the few who have finally put down the official government Kool-Aid, drank a little coffee and looked over the ‘Walled-Garden’ of politics within which so many voluntary place themselves.

Small progress, but progress none the less.

Other background NFO:
Oops… uh oh…  guess Obama lost some eye witnesses to the bin Laden killing.

ABC NEWS (Aug. 6, 2011) : “A helicopter was shot down today by Afghan insurgents as it was rushing to aid troops in a firefight, killing 30 Americans, including 22 Navy SEALs, most of whom belonged to Team 6, the unit whose members were involved in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, U.S. officials said.” 30 Americans Killed Including 22 SEALs When Afghan Insurgents Shoot Down Helicopter

Report: Bin Laden Already Dead

Osama Bin Laden Dead Since 2001 (Benazir Bhutto Says Osama Bin Laden Dead In 2007)

Additional reading on the ‘Walled-Garden at ClearNFO:

Meet Pierre Omidyar

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | May 8, 2015

Pierre Omidyar (2007)

Pierre Omidyar (2007)

Who is Pierre Omidyar? Well, he is a billionaire… who is also Glenn Greenwald’s boss who helped the CIA fund the violent overthrow of the democratically elected government of Ukraine last year (documents below) so that the US State Department could install their own puppet government. Remember Julian Assange of Wikileaks who is held up in the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK since 2012 because the US Government wants his hide? Well, Pierre Omidyar also suspended WikiLeaks’ donation account and froze its assets leaving WikiLeaks facing a funding crisis. Seems Pierre gets around. He and pal George Soros have both assisted the CIA and the State Department in the putsch in Ukraine. Small world. It’s interesting to note that Soros proudly admits to helping Hitler in his youth (yes, he is that old) and now he along with the US Government are helping the Neo-Nazis in Ukraine.

Note: Pierre, is the the billionaire owner of PayPal Corporation has entered into a $250 Million business partnership with two journalists-Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, a journalist duo who possess the entire cache of evidence provided by Edward Snowden.

Pierre Omidyar co-funded Ukraine revolution groups with US government, documents show

Additional related NFO on ClearNFO:

 

Operation Paperclip and the CIA

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | May 8, 2015

Operation Paperclip

Operation Paperclip

Operation Paperclip was a foundational building block for the CIA:

Operation Paperclip “…(originally Operation Overcast) (1949–1990) was the Office of Strategic Services (OSS now the CIA) program in which over 1,500 German scientists, technicians, and engineers from Nazi Germany and other foreign countries were brought to the United States for employment in the aftermath of World War II.

To circumvent President Truman’s anti-Nazi order and the Allied Potsdam and Yalta agreements, the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA) worked independently to create false employment and political biographies for the scientists. The JIOA also expunged from the public record the scientists’ Nazi Party memberships and régime affiliations. Once “bleached” of their Nazism, the scientists were granted security clearances by the U.S. government to work in the United States. Paperclip, the project’s operational name, derived from the paperclips used to attach the scientists’ new political personae to their “US Government Scientist” JIOA personnel files.”  — Wikipedia

More on this topic from ClearNFO:

MK-ULTRA, Monarch & Paperclip