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The Mother of All Blowbacks is Coming

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A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

Forces set in motion more than three decades ago by President Jimmy Carter’s CIA will force the United States out of much of the Middle East and North Africa. “The West has once again empowered fundamentalist forces that will inevitably turn against Washington, the Greatest Infidel of all.” The U.S. cannot possibly control the jihadis it has armed and unleashed upon the world.

 

The Mother of All Blowbacks is Coming

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

If the Arab and Muslim “street” came to power, the United States would be run out of that whole section of the planet – and Washington knows it.”

The United States and its allies have set the stage for the Mother of All Blowbacks: a long period of convulsions in the Muslim and Arab world that will ultimately lead to America’s expulsion from much of the region. The reason it is so easy to read the handwriting on the wall, is that we have been watching the scenario unfold for three decades, ever since the last years of the Jimmy Carter administration, when the United States, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan spent billions to create a worldwide Muslim jihadi army and unleashed it on the Soviets and their allies in Afghanistan, plunging that country into endless war.

When these Muslim warriors turned on the United States – or, depending on your vantage point, when the United States turned on them – we experienced the first blowback. The American public, shocked and traumatized, gave first, a Republican, and then a Democratic president all the guns and money and extra-Constitutional powers they demanded to push back against the Muslims who had not long ago been U.S. allies. The war planners in Washington figured they could live with the way events had turned out. After all, al-Qaida and its Salafist brethren were in no position to challenge U.S. dominance in the world – not anyplace that really counted – and their mere existence provided the U.S. war machine with a purpose in life, an excuse to subvert and wage low-level war against those nations that refused to tow the U.S. line.

And then came the so-called Arab Spring, and with it the terrifying prospect that Muslims in North Africa and the Middle East might take control of their own destinies – and the oil and natural gas that goes with it. Democracy means death to U.S. imperialism. Pew Research pollsters report that, on average, only 15 percent of Egyptians, Jordanians, Lebanese, Pakistanis and Turks have a favorable view of the United States. That’s down from 25 percent in 2009, when Barack Obama came into office. If the Arab and Muslim “street” came to power, the United States would be run out of that whole section of the planet – and Washington knows it.

On average, only 15 percent of Egyptians, Jordanians, Lebanese, Pakistanis and Turks have a favorable view of the United States.”

When Tunisia and Egypt erupted, the U.S. and Europe played the only cards they had: they brought in massive air power and called out the jihadi dogs of war in an unprovoked attack on Libya. Almost simultaneously, the Euro-Americans and the royal criminals of the Persian Gulf armed and financed a jihadi assault against Syria, as Washington and Israel stepped up their low-level war against Iran.

As Temple University’s professor Tony Monteiro has pointed out, the whole rationale for the U.S. war on terror is a lie – the facts turned backwards. Washington claims it is engaged in a long, twilight war against non-state actors, terrorists, who seek to subvert and overthrow existing governments. In reality, it is the Americans who deploy non-state, jihadi actors to overthrow governments that Washington doesn’t like. However, in doing so, the West has once again empowered fundamentalist forces that will inevitably turn against Washington, the Greatest Infidel of all. Last week’s protests are only a small foretaste of what is to come: a blowback of such intensity that the foundations of Empire will crack, and crumble. For Black Agenda Radio, I’m Glen Ford. On the web, go to BlackAgendaReport.com.

BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com.

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EC:pleased to see you are back.

It has nothing to do with agreeing or disagreeing with you, chuckle.  Your comments have been missed.

9/11 was an inside job done by neocons!

Even some elements in the mainstream media are coming around to this fact:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/09/maureen-dowd-meets-antisemit...

I don't believe in the blowback theory.

I believe the Arab spring was fomented by NATO and NATO finance capital in order to topple secular arab states and hand it over to Saudi Arabia and the GCC. These new GCC Arab Al Qaeda states will then engage in a U.S. backed proxy war against Shia Iran (and Russia?) while NATO fully shifts its attention to China!

The problem with this Obama plan, is that the Neo Cons want war with IRAN NOW!

This is why they want to Carterize Obama:

By Webster Tarpley

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/09/15/261665/the-october-surprise-to-c...

Anti-Islam film aims to force Obama support Israel attack on Iran

By Wayne Madsen

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/09/19/262454/antiislam-film-aims-to-co...

Will the election be stolen in florida again?

"New Ad Implies Obama Is Cozy With Muslim Brotherhood"

By Lauren Fox | September 20, 2012

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/09/20/new-ad-i...

"Binyamin Netanyahu gambles on Mitt Romney victory"

Israeli prime minister denies interfering in the US election, but his relationship with Barack Obama grows more antagonistic

Binyamin Netanyahu may be gambling too heavily on Mitt Romney, the potential blowback of which could be damaging for Israel.

Harriet Sherwood in Jerusalem

guardian.co.uk, Thu 20 Sep 2012 19.32 BST

http://www.guardiannews.com/world/2012/sep/20/binyamin-netanyahu-gambles...

The political TV advertisement featuring Binyamin Netanyahu and the slogan "The world needs American strength, not apologies" is likely to fuel claims that the Israeli prime minister is interfering in the US presidential election in support of Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

It comes during anxiety that Netanyahu has overplayed his hand in displays of warmth and enthusiasm for Romney while his relationship with Barack Obama grows more antagonistic. Some say Netanyahu is gambling too heavily on a Romney victory on November 6 and that if Obama is re-elected, the potential blowback could be damaging not just for the prime minister but for Israel itself.

The rapport between the two rightwing politicians dates back to the 1970s when they both worked at the Boston Consulting Group.

Brilliant analyses

A brilliant and interesting analyses, Mr. Ford.

I suspect the reason why CN and a few others don't believe in blowback might be due to the confusing nature of events --- in all probability some of this (much of this????) may be financed by the Saudis in order to interdict any pro-democracy movements and activities, but most likely the murders of those State Dept. people were indeed blowback.

Purely opinion based upon following chatter around the events, of course.

blowback? or inside job?

The people THEY CLAIM who did it were their own asset's!

For US support of the Arab spring, the blowback comes in the form of pro-Arab US diplomats getting murdered by GCC Intelligence and its allies in right-wing Zionist circles --- Done right before the U.S. elections! To be blamed on Obama Carter!

I saw this coming from a mile away. I used to post the Youtube clips of Victor Vancier aka Chaim Ben Pesach right here on BAR. I used to say: here's what the anti-Obama campaign ads would look like before november, and sure enough I was right.

Victor Vancier might seem like an obscure figure but I think he represents some of the thinking in right-wing Zionist circles:

"Barack Hussein Obama - Enemy Of Israel"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPq0N5YA3dg

Council on Foreign Relations member, and former State Department official Steve Pieczenik speaks on "the Arabist" Ambassador Stephens:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1TdMBbS02k

Press TV has conducted an interview with Sabri Malek, a spokesperson for the Libyan Democratic Party, from London:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/09/13/261326/saudis-qataris-finance-te...

[Note: A Sufi American ambassador would be hated by both the Neo-Cons and the Wahabi Saudi's]

Malek: We Muslims mustn’t behave in this way. We must respect international law. Indeed, we must respect Islam itself.

Mr. Christopher Stephens was the ambassador who was killed, was a friend of the Arab world. He was a friend of Islam.

Indeed, he was a Muslim himself. He followed the spiritual Islam. He was a Sufi.

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Will the US presidential elections be stolen in florida again?

Ominous part of the secret Mitt Romney tapes that Mainstream media won't report on:

To assure the donors that he and his campaign knew what they were doing, Romney boasted about the consultants he had retained, emphasizing that several had worked for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/09/secret-video-romney-private-...

I have a very good team of extraordinarily experienced, highly successful consultants, a couple of people in particular who have done races around the world. I didn't realize it.

These guys in the US—the Karl Rove equivalents—they do races all over the world: in Armenia, in Africa, in Israel. I mean, they work for Bibi Netanyahu in his race. So they do these races and they see which ads work, and which processes work best, and we have ideas about what we do over the course of the campaign. I'd tell them to you, but I'd have to shoot you.

[End Quote]

"Netanyahu appears in conservative political ad airing in Florida"

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/20/netanyahu-star-new-election-a...

French 24 Pushes a Slander RE: Khadaffi as Child Abusing Rapist

A week after a French publisher released 'cartoons' of Prophet Muhammed as a child molestor, coinciding w the US-Israeli guy's slanderous anti-Islamic film against Prophet Muhammed- another French so-called report [propagandist slanderer] from France's paper 'Le-Monde'  goes on French-24{so-called}News [maybe they should change their name to French-69] & accuses Khadaffi of Rape & child molestation. This ain't nothing but a re-packaging of that discredited Khadaffi Viagra Fueled Rape LIE! [See www.france24.com/en/20120920-muammar-gaddafi-rape-weapon-libya-annick-cojean-le-monde-sexual-slavery-harem-abuse-women ]

These folks have got a whole lotta f**king nerve, after a French, UK, US, & GCC backed AL-CIAeda racist lynch mob lynched Khadaffi- after first ASS-RAPING him w a knife-like object & then leaving his abused corpse to rot away in a meat-locker- as Hitlery Clinton responded 'I Came, I Saw, He Died- Ha, Ha, Ha!

France- where the legal age of sexual consent is 15 [until WWII it was just 13] and where Napoleon died from syphilis. The EU & US where both secular & church officials have been caught numerous times in sexual scandals w underaged kids- usually boys- IE: Thomas Jefferson first impregnated his slave girl Sally Hemmings when she was just 14 yrs old, Penn St U's Sandusky Pederasty scandal, the Catholic Priest Pederasty scandal... -&- Just a couple of months ago a 50yr old Demon-crat official from Wisconsin was caught having oral-sex in a public rest-room w a 17 yr old boy. He got off on a technicality because WI's legal age of sexual consent is either 16 or 17 & no money was proven to have changed hands [would have 'legally' made it an act of prostitution]. And then there's Italy's ex-PM getting caught w his pants down w a 17yr old [so they say] prostitute from Tunisia [Italy's legal age of sexual consent is just 14]. 

To Illustrate just how hypocritical French-24 & Le Monde are on this score-  From Wikipedia: } The French petition against age of consent laws was addressed to the parliament calling for the abrogation of the age-of-consent law and the decriminalization of all consensual relations between adults and minors below the age of 15. An open letter signed by 69 people [IE: the French-69] was published in LE MONDE, on the eve of the trial of 3 Frenchmen, (Bernard Dejager, Jean-Claude Gallien, and Jean Burckardt), all accused of having sex with 13 and 14 year old girls and boys...{ - Like I said they've got a hell of a lot of nerve.

 

It's interesting that it used to be the main charge against Khadaffi by the US, UK & the west was that 'Sham Pan-Am 103 Beef'. Now they don't seem to even bring that up any more, but have resorted to sleezy sex tabloid hit-pieces like this- I wonder why.



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