Steve James wrote:Is that your perspective Michael? Or is it just there for information.
Yah, Steve, for the most part, that's my perspective. I also consider Webster Tarpley's take on these things to be very informative.
Overall, I see what's happening in the Ukraine going back to the 2004 Orange color revolution as part of the soft
coups coming from the Brezizinski faction that includes Iran 2009, Arab Spring 2011, Moscow 2011, China 2011, Libya, Egypt, and Syria. Other attacks of a slightly different nature, maybe call them hot coups or hot wars instead of color revolutions and proxy wars, were the neo-con wars against Iraq and Afghanistan, really going back to the NATO war on Serbia in 1999. There are different methodologies, but the overall goal is the same.
That goal is to force any remaining countries of any significance to join the Bank of International Settlements and join their central banks to Europe's, and to begin to standardize the cultures of those country's, which takes at least 20 years (that's why we were in Iraq so long and why we'll be at least that long in Afghanistan), almost all of them are Muslim and have resisted cultural exports of the West. The final hurdle is Iran, which requires all of her allies be diminished or destroyed first, such as Syria.
This plan is spelled out in perfect detail by both the Brzezinski faction in his 1997 book, The Grand Chessboard
and by the neo-con faction's Project for a New American Century's publication of Rebuilding America's Defenses
. They list the countries that have to be taken over in the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa, almost all of which has occurred, apparently in planned sequence. Brzezinski is soft coups, color revolutions, drone attacks, and proxy wars. Neocons are all about the full- on, military invasions. Despite their differences in method, the end goals are identical: integration of the world's central banks and natural resources into a standardized management system with the Anglo-American Establishment (Wall Street and City of London) at the top.
Although Russia and China have been integrated into the BIS and WTO, there is still an Anglo-American agenda to threaten these countries militarily, obviously using NATO's encirclement and missile programs to menace Russia and something similar seems to be happening in the Pacific with new US long range bomber bases in places like Guam.
The Anlgo-American Establishment's actions to destabilize Ukraine are an attack on Russia, especially for Putin and Lavrov defying them in regards to Syria.
Several things seen in the 20th century preceeding WW2 appear to be happening now:
1929 international financial crisis creates economic problems that foster promotion of fascist ideologies and regimes
2008 international financial crisis creates economic problems that foster promotion of fascist ideologies and regimes. This is obvious now in the Ukraine, Italy, Michigan (Gubernatorial dictatorial powers used to crush unions and seize assets, pensions, etc), and US Tea Party being anti-union, a hallmark of fascism.
Multiple military alliances create potential for World War as successive countries are dragged in, a la WW1 and WW2.
Failure of League of Nations prior to WW2 seems to be mimicked by Ban Ki Moon's behavior toward Syria in recent Geneva 2 talks. He appears to be a lapdog to NATO despite Russia and China not going along with an attack on Syria.
Rise of fascist regimes leads to more and more bellicose behavior, echoing Hitler's "duty to protect" of the Sudatenlad seen in the rationale to attack Syria coming from US Sec. of State Kerry. Humanitarian no fly zones are simply Hitler's pre-WW2 method repackaged.