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Michel Chossudovsky: The Globalization of War, America’s “Long War” against Humanity

Michel Chossudovsky

 


 

Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research o­n Globalization (CRG), Montreal, Editor of Global Research.He has taught as visiting professor in Western Europe, Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Latin America. He has served as economic adviser to governments of developing countries and has acted as a consultant for several international organizations. He is the author of eleven books including The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003), America’s “War o­n Terrorism” (2005), The Global Economic Crisis, The Great Depression of the Twenty-first Century (2009) (Editor), Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011), The Globalization of War, America's Long War against Humanity (2015). He is a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica.His writings have been published in more than twenty languages. In 2014, he was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit of the Republic of Serbia for his writings o­n NATO's war of aggression against Yugoslavia. He can be reached at crgeditor@yahoo.com

Articles by Prof Michel Chossudovsky:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/author/michel-chossudovsky

 


 

The Globalization of War, America’s “Long War” against Humanity

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

Global Research, April 20, 2016

 

The Globalization of War is undoubtedly o­ne of the most important books o­n the contemporary global situation produced in recent years. In his latest masterpiece, Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows how the various conflicts we are witnessing today in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Palestine are in fact inter-linked and inter-locked through a single-minded agenda in pursuit of global hegemony helmed by the United States and buttressed by its allies in the West and in other regions of the world.

Dr Chandra Muzaffar, President of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST)

 

The following text is the Preface of Michel Chossudovsky’s New Book entitled:

The Globalization of War, America’s Long War against Humanity

The Book can be ordered directly from Global Research Publishers.

 

PREFACE

The “globalization of war” is a hegemonic project. Major military and covert intelligence operations are being undertaken simultaneously in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and the Far East. The U.S. military agenda combines both major theater operations as well as covert actions geared towards destabilizing sovereign states.

Under a global military agenda, the actions undertaken by the Western military alliance (U.S.-NATO-Israel) in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Palestine, Ukraine, Syria and Iraq are coordinated at the highest levels of the military hierarchy. We are not dealing with piecemeal military and intelligence operations. The July-August 2014 attack o­n Gaza by Israeli forces was undertaken in close consultation with the United States and NATO. The actions in Ukraine and their timing coincided with the o­nslaught of the attack o­n Gaza.

In turn, military undertakings are closely coordinated with a process of economic warfare which consists not o­nly in imposing sanctions o­n sovereign countries but also in deliberate acts of destabilization of financial and currencies markets, with a view to undermining the enemies’ national economies.

The United States and its allies have launched a military adventure which threatens the future of humanity. As we go to press, U.S. and NATO forces have been deployed in Eastern Europe including Ukraine. U.S. military intervention under a humanitarian mandate is proceeding in sub-Saharan Africa. The U.S. and its allies are threatening China under President Obama’s “Pivot to Asia”.

In turn, military maneuvers are being conducted at Russia’s doorstep which could potentially lead to escalation.

The U.S. airstrikes initiated in September 2014 directed against Iraq and Syria under the pretext of going after the Islamic State are part of a scenario of military escalation extending from North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean to Central and South Asia.

The Western military alliance is in an advanced state of readiness. And so is Russia.

Russia is heralded as the “Aggressor”. U.S.-NATO military confrontation with Russia is contemplated. Enabling legislation in the U.S. Senate under “The Russian Aggression Prevention Act” (RAPA) has “set the U.S. o­n a path towards direct military conflict with Russia in Ukraine.”

Any U.S.-Russian war is likely to quickly escalate into a nuclear war, since neither the U.S. nor Russia would be willing to admit defeat, both have many thousands of nuclear weapons ready for instant use, and both rely upon Counterforce military doctrine that tasks their military, in the event of war, to pre-emptively destroy the nuclear forces of the enemy.1

The Russian Aggression Prevention Act (RAPA) is the culmination of more than twenty years of U.S.-NATO war preparations, which consist in the military encirclement of both Russia and China:

From the moment the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the United States has relentlessly pursued a strategy of encircling Russia, just as it has with other perceived enemies like China and Iran. It has brought 12 countries in central Europe, all of them formerly allied with Moscow, into the NATO alliance. U.S. military power is now directly o­n Russia’s borders.2

Worldwide Militarization. From the outset of the post-World War II period to the present, America’s s global military design has been o­ne of world conquest. War and globalization are intricately related. Militarization supports powerful economic interests. America’s “Long War” is geared towards worldwide corporate expansion and the conquest of new economic frontiers.

The concept of the “Long War” is an integral part of U.S. military doctrine. Its ideological underpinnings are intended to camouflage the hegemonic project of World conquest. Its implementation relies o­n a global alliance of 28 NATO member states. In turn, the U.S. as well as NATO have established beyond the “Atlantic Region” a network of bilateral military alliances with “partner” countries directed against Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. What we are dealing with is a formidable military force, deployed in all major regions of the World.

The “Long War” is based o­n the concept of “Self-Defense”. The United States and the Western World are threatened. “The Long War” constitutes “an epic struggle against adversaries bent o­n forming a unified Islamic world to supplant western dominance”. Underlying the “Long War”, according to a study by the Rand Corporation, the Western World must address “three potential threats”:

those related to the ideologies espoused by key adversaries in the conflict,

those related to the use of terrorism • those related to governance (i.e., its absence or presence, its quality, and the predisposition of specific governing bodies to the United States and its interests). … in order to ensure that this long war follows a favorable course, the United States will need to make a concerted effort across all three domains.3

Our objective in this book is to focus o­n various dimensions of America’s hegemonic wars, by providing both a historical overview as well as an understanding of America’s contemporary wars all of which, from a strategic viewpoint, are integrated.

Our analysis will focus o­n the dangers of nuclear war and the evolution of military doctrine in the post-9/11 era.

The central role of media propaganda as well as the failures of the anti-war movement will also be addressed. While the first chapter provides an overview, the subsequent chapters provide an insight into different dimensions of America’s long war.

Chapter I, Imperial Conquest: America’s “Long War” against Humanity provides a post World War II historical overview of America’s wars from Korea and Vietnam to Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. There is a continuum in U.S. Foreign Policy from the Truman Doctrine of the late 1940s to the neocons and neoliberals of the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations.

Part II focuses o­n the dangers of nuclear war and global nuclear radiation.

Chapter II, The Dangers of Nuclear War Conversations with Fidel Castro consists of Conversations with Fidel Castro and the author pertaining to the future of humanity and the post-Cold War process of militarization. This exchange took place in Havana in October 2010.

Chapter III focuses o­n the doctrine of Pre-emptive Nuclear and the Role of Israel in triggering a first strike use of nuclear weapons against Iran.

Chapter IV, The Threat of Nuclear War, North Korea or the United States? focuses o­n the persistent U.S. threat (since 1953) of using nuclear weapons against North Korea while labeling North Korea a threat to global security.

Chapter V, Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War. The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation examines the dangers of nuclear energy and its unspoken relationship to nuclear weapons. Nuclear energy is not a civilian economic activity. It is an appendage of the nuclear weapons industry which is controlled by the so-called defense contractors. The powerful corporate interests behind nuclear energy and nuclear weapons overlap.

Part III illustrates at a country level, the modus operandi of U.S. military and intelligence interventions, including regime change and the covert support of terrorist organizations. The country case studies (Yugoslavia, Haiti, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Ukraine) illustrate how individual nation states are destabilized as a result of U.S.-NATO covert operations and “humanitarian wars.” While the nature and circumstances of these countries are by no means similar, there is a common thread. The purpose is to provide a comparative understanding of country-level impacts of America’s long war against humanity. In all the countries analyzed, the intent has been to destroy, destabilize and impoverish sovereign countries.

Chapter VI, NATO’s War o­n Yugoslavia: Kosovo “Freedom Fighters” Financed by Organized Crime examines the role of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) as an instrument of political destabilization. In Yugoslavia, the endgame of NATO’s intervention was to carve up a prosperous and successful “socialist market economy” into seven proxy states. The political and economic breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s served as a “role model” for subsequent “humanitarian military endeavors.”

Chapter VII, The U.S. led Coup d’Etat in Haiti against the government of Jean Bertrand Aristide was carried out in February 2004 with the support of Canada and France. In a bitter irony, the U.S. ambassador to Haiti James Foley, had previously played a central role as U.S. special envoy to Yugoslavia, channeling covert support to the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). In Haiti, his responsibilities included U.S. aid to the Front pour la Libération et la reconstruction nationale (FLRN) (National Liberation and Reconstruction Front) largely integrated by former Tonton Macoute death squads. Closely coordinated with the process of regime change and military intervention, the IMF-World Bank macroeconomic reforms played a crucial role in destroying the national and impoverishing the Haitian population.

Chapter VIII, “Operation Libya” and the Battle for Oil: Redrawing the Map of Africa reveals the hidden agenda behind NATO’s 2011 humanitarian war o­n Libya, which consisted in acquiring control and ownership of Libya’s extensive oil reserves, that is, almost twice those of the United States of America. U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) played a key role in the war o­n Libya in coordination with NATO. Libya is the gateway to the Sahel and Central Africa. More generally, what is at stake is the redrawing of the map of Africa at the expense of France’s historical spheres of influence in West and Central Africa, namely a process of neocolonial re-division.

Chapter IX, The War o­n Iraq and Syria. Terrorism with a “Human Face”: The History of America’s Death Squads examines U.S.-NATO’s covert war o­n Syria, which consists in creating Al Qaeda affiliated terrorist entities. The U.S.-led covert war consists in recruiting, training and financing Islamist death squads which are used as the foot-soldiers of the Western military alliance. The ultimate military objective is the destruction of both Iraq and Syria.

Chapter X, War and Natural Gas. The Israel Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields focuses o­n Israel’s attack directed against Gaza with a view to confiscating Gaza’s offshore gas reserves.

In Chapter XI, The U.S. has Installed a Neo-Nazi Government in Ukraine, the structure of the U.S.-EU sponsored proxy regime in Kiev is examined. Key positions in government and the Armed Forces are in the hands of the two neo-Nazi parties. The Ukraine National Guard financed and trained by the West is largely integrated by Neo-Nazis Brown Shirts.

Part IV is entitled Breaking the American Inquisition. Reversing the Tide of War focuses o­n some of the contradictions of the antiwar movement.

Chapter XII, The “American Inquisition” and the “Global War o­n Terrorism” analyzes the central role of America’s “war o­n terrorism” doctrine in harnessing public support for a global war of conquest. The “Global War o­n Terrorism” (GWOT) is a fabrication based o­n the illusion that o­ne man, Osama bin Laden, outwitted the multi-billion dollar U.S. intelligence community. Today’s “Global War o­n Terrorism” (GWOT) is a modern form of inquisition. It has all the essential ingredients of the French and Spanish Inquisitions. Going after “Islamic terrorists”, carrying out a worldwide pre-emptive war to “protect the Homeland” are used to justify a military agenda. In turn, “The Global War o­n Terrorism” is presented as a “Clash of Civilizations”, a war between competing values and religions, when in reality it is an outright war of conquest, guided by strategic and economic objectives.

Chapter XII, “Manufactured Dissent”, Colored Revolutions and the Antiwar Movement in Crisis examines the role of corporate foundations in funding dissent and the inability of “progressive” civil society organizations and antiwar collectives to effectively confront the tide of media disinformation and war propaganda.

Michel Chossudovsky, Montreal, December 2014

 

COMMENDATIONS

 

The Globalization of War is an extraordinarily important book. It tags the origin of a long series of wars and conflicts, from the end of World War II to the present, as being direct products of U.S. Foreign Policy. Nothing happens by accident. U.S. provocateurs, usually agents of the CIA, incite o­ne conflict after another in what Michael Chossudovsky labels America’s “Long War” against Humanity.

It comprises a war o­n two fronts. Those countries that can either be “bought,” or destabilized by a corrupt international financial system, are easy targets for effective conquest. In other cases insurrection, riots and wars are used to solicit American military intervention to fill the pockets of the military-industrial complex that General Eisenhower warned us about. The “End Game” is a New World Order embracing a dual economic and military dictatorship prepared to use atomic weapons and risk the future of the entire human species to achieve its ends.

Michel Chossudovsky is o­ne of the few individuals I know who has analyzed the anatomy of the New World Order and recognized the threat to the entire human species that it is. The Globalization of War is a must read for anyone who prefers peace and hope to perpetual war, death, dislocation and despair.

             Hon. Paul Hellyer, former Canadian Minister of National Defence

 

Professor Michel Chossudovsky is the most realistic of all foreign policy commentators. He does not lie for money and position, and he does not sell his soul for influence. His book provides an honest appraisal of the extreme danger that hegemonic and demonic American neoconservatism poses to life o­n earth.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Treasury, former Wall Street Journal editor,former Wm. E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University.

 

At these moments whenthe threatof humanity’sextinctionby the forcesunleashed by theempireand its vassals,it is imperative that wegraspthe nature of the beastthat threatens us withits endless wars perpetrated in the name of thehighest levels of freedom.

Thisvital work by an outstanding teacherwill remain an enduring testimonyof the author’sall-embracinghumanism and scholarship that has always been inseparablefrom his political activismthat spansseveral decades.It should be mandatory readingfor those seeking to understand , and thusto contain and repel,thecompulsiveonslaughtsof the hegemon’sendless wars with its boundless bestialities and crimes against humanity..

Dr Frederic F. Clairmonte, award winning author and political economist, distinguished (former) economic analyst at the United Nations Conference o­n Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

 

The Globalization of War is undoubtedly o­ne of the most important books o­n the contemporary global situation produced in recent years. It comes from the pen of o­ne of the most insightful and incisive writers o­n global politics and the global economy alive today. In his latest masterpiece, Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows how the various conflicts we are witnessing today in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Palestine are in fact inter-linked and inter-locked through a single-minded agenda in pursuit of global hegemony helmed by the United States and buttressed by its allies in the West and in other regions of the world. This Machiavellian, indeed, diabolical agenda not o­nly centres around wars of conquest and subjugation but also seeks to dismember and destroy sovereign states. Russia, China and Iran are the primary targets of this drive for dominance and control. The underlying economic motives behind this drive are camouflaged in the guise of a civilized West fighting “barbaric Islamic terrorism” which as Chossudovsky exposes is sometimes sponsored and sustained by intelligent networks in the West.

Chossudovsky has aptly described this US helmed agenda for hegemony as a “long war against humanity.” It is an assertion that is backed by solid facts and detailed analysis in a brilliant work that should be read by all those who are concerned about the prevailing human condition. And that should include each and every citizen of planet earth.

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, President of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST) and former Professor of Global Studies at the Science University of Malaysia.

 

The media, political leaders, academics and the public at large often forget to put into historical perspective the spiral of daily news: we tend to concentrate o­n the latest events and crisis.

This may explain why the latest report of the US Senate o­n CIA’s rendition flights, detention places in black wholes and use of torture following 9/11 attacks and the invasion of Iraq has been received as a surprise and shocking news. Such practices have been well known by the international community and depicted, among others, in a number of United Nations documents as well as in Dick Marty’s reports to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

This CIA’s behavior has a long history including assassination plots of political leaders, coups d’Etat, terrorist attacks and other subversive actions that merge into a recurrent pattern.

The Pax Americana like the Pax Romana has been built through wars and domination. General Smedley D. Butler, a hero and the most decorated soldier of the United States had already denounced the US policy in his book “War is a racket”, written over 70 years ago.

Michel Chossudovsky’s book “The Globalization of Warfare” has the great merit of putting into historical perspective the hegemonic project that has been carried out by the United States through various centuries for the control and exploitation of natural resources.

Jose L. Gomez del Prado, UN Independent Human Rights Expert, Former Member UN Group o­n the use of mercenaries

 

Michel Chossudovsky leads the world in communicating critical information that few or none know. He is a perfect guide for the East European to Russia war now in the making.

John McMurty, professor emeritus, Guelph University, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

 

Michel Chossudovsky ranks as the world’s leading expert o­n globalization – a hegemonic weapon that empowers financial elites and enslaves 99 percent of the world’s population. The Globalization of War exposes covert operations waging economic warfare designed to destabilize national economies deemed to be inimical to the USA and her NATO allies. The military dimension of western hegemonic strategies threatens to trigger a permanent global war. Chossudovsky’s book is diplomatic dynamite – and the fuse is burning rapidly.

Michael Carmichael, President of the Planetary Movement

 

Original:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-globalization-of-war-americas-long-war-against-humanity-michel-chossudovsky/5427720

 

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Obama and the Nobel Prize: When War becomes Peace, When the Lie becomes the Truth. Obama’s “War Without Borders.” Michel Chossudovsky

 

When war becomes peace,

When concepts and realities are turned upside down,

When fiction becomes truth and truth becomes fiction.

When a global military agenda is heralded as a humanitarian endeavor, 

When the killing of civilians is upheld as “collateral damage”, 

When those who resist the US-NATO led invasion of their homeland are categorized as “insurgents” or “terrorists”.  

When preemptive nuclear war is upheld as self defense.

When advanced torture and “interrogation” techniques are routinely used to “protect peacekeeping operations”,

When tactical nuclear weapons are heralded by the Pentagon as “harmless to the surrounding civilian population”,

When three quarters of US personal federal income tax revenues are allocated to financing what is euphemistically referred to as “national defense”, 

When the Commander in Chief of the largest military force o­n planet earth is presented as a global peace-maker,

When the Lie becomes the Truth

 

Obama’s “War Without Borders”. We are the crossroads of the most serious crisis in modern history. The US in partnership with NATO and Israel has launched a global military adventure which, in a very real sense, threatens the future of humanity. At this critical juncture in our history, the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to President and Commander in Chief Barack Obama constitutes an unmitigated tool of propaganda and distortion, which unreservedly supports the Pentagon’s “Long War”:  “A War without Borders” in the true sense of the word, characterised by the Worlwide deployment of US military might. Apart from the diplomatic rhetoric, there has been no meaningful reversal of US foreign policy in relation to the George W. Bush presidency, which might have remotely justified the granting of the Nobel Prize to Obama. In fact quite the opposite. The Obama military agenda has sought to extend the war into new frontiers….

Granting the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama provides legitimacy to the illegal practices of war, to the military occupation of foreign lands, to the relentless killings of civilians in the name of “democracy”. Both the Obama administration and NATO are directly threatening Russia, China and Iran. The US under Obama is developing “a First Strike Global Missile Shield System”: “Along with space-based weapons, the Airborne Laser is the next defense frontier. … Never has Ronald Reagan’s dream of layered missile defenses – Star Wars, for short – been as….close, at least technologically, to becoming realized.”

Reacting to this consolidation, streamlining and upgrading of American global nuclear strike potential, o­n August 11 the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force, the same Alexander Zelin cited earlier o­n the threat of U.S. strikes from space o­n all of his nation, said that the “Russian Air Force is preparing to meet the threats resulting from the creation of the Global Strike Command in the U.S. Air Force” and that Russia is developing “appropriate systems to meet the threats that may arise.” (Rick Rozoff, Showdown with Russia and China: U.S. Advances First Strike Global Missile Shield System, Global Research, August 19, 2009). At no time since the Cuban missile crisis has the World been closer to the unthinkable: a World War III scenario, a global military conflict involving the use of nuclear weapons….

7. There has been a reinforcement of the new regional commands including AFRICOM and SOUTHCOM…

9. The US is intent upon fostering further divisions between Pakistan and India, which could lead to a regional war, as well as using India’s nuclear arsenal as an indirect means to threaten China.

The diabolical nature of this military project was outlined in the 2000 Project for a New American Century (PNAC). The PNAC’s declared objectives are:

defend the American homeland;

fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theater wars;

perform the “constabulary” duties associated with shaping the security environment in critical regions;

transform U.S. forces to exploit the “revolution in military affairs;” (Project for a New American Century, Rebuilding Americas Defenses.pdf, September 2000). The “Revolution in Military Affairs” refers to the development of new advanced weapons systems. The militarization of space, new advanced chemical and biological weapons, sophisticated laser guided missiles, bunker buster bombs, not to mention the US Air Force’s climatic warfare program (HAARP) based in Gokona, Alaska, are part of Obama’s “humanitarian arsenal”.

War against the Truth. This is a war against the truth.  When war becomes peace, the world is turned upside down. Conceptualization is no longer possible.  An inquisitorial social system emerges. An understanding of fundamental social and political events is replaced by a World of sheer fantasy, where “evil folks” are lurking. The objective of the “Global War o­n Terrorism” which has been fully endorsed by Obama administration, has been to galvanize public support for a Worldwide campaign against heresy. In the eyes of public opinion, possessing a “just cause” for waging war is central. A war is said to be Just if it is waged o­n moral, religious or ethical grounds. The consensus is to wage war. People cannot longer think for themselves. They accept the authority and wisdom of the established social order.

The Nobel Committee says that President Obama has given the world “hope for a better future.” The prize is awarded for Obama’s “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.”

…His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so o­n the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population. (Nobel Press Release, October 9, 2009). The granting of the Nobel “peace prize” to president Barack Obama has become an integral part of the Pentagon’s propaganda machine. It provides a human face to the invaders, it upholds the demonization of those who oppose US military intervention. The decision to grant Obama the Nobel Peace Prize was no doubt carefully negotiated with the Norwegian Committee at the highest levels of the US government. It has far reaching implications. It unequivocally upholds the US led war as a “Just Cause”. It erases the war crimes committed both by the Bush and Obama administrations.

War Propaganda:  Jus ad Bellum. The “Just war” theory serves to camouflage the nature of US foreign policy, while providing a human face to the invaders. In both its classical and contemporary versions, the Just war theory upholds war as a “humanitarian operation”. It calls for military intervention o­n ethical and moral grounds against “insurgents”, “terrorists”, “failed” or “rogue states”. The Just War has been heralded by the Nobel Committee as an instrument of Peace. Obama personifies the “Just War”.

Taught in US military academies, a modern-day version of the “Just War” theory has been embodied into US military doctrine. The “war o­n terrorism” and the notion of “preemption” are predicated o­n the right to “self defense.” They define “when it is permissible to wage war”: jus ad bellum. Jus ad bellum has served to build a consensus within the Armed Forces command structures. It has also served to convince the troops that they are fighting for a “just cause”. More generally, the Just War theory in its modern day version is an integral part of war propaganda and media disinformation, applied to gain public support for a war agenda. Under Obama as Nobel Peace Laureate, the Just War becomes universally accepted, upheld by the so-called international community. The ultimate objective is to subdue the citizens, totally depoliticize social life in America, prevent people from thinking and conceptualizing, from analyzing facts and challenging the legitimacy of the US NATO led war. War becomes peace, a worthwhile “humanitarian undertaking”, Peaceful dissent becomes heresy.

Military Escalation with a Human Face. Nobel Committee grants the “Green Light” to it. More significantly, the Nobel peace prize grants legitimacy to an unprecedented  “escalation”  of US-NATO led military operations under the banner of peacemaking. It contributes to falsifying the nature of the US-NATO military agenda….

Within hours of the decision of the Norwegian Nobel committee, Obama met with the War Council, or should we call it the “Peace Council”. This meeting had been carefully scheduled to coincide with that of the Norwegian Nobel committee. This key meeting behind closed doors in the Situation Room of the White House included Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and key political and military advisers. General  Stanley McChrystal participated in the meeting via video link from Kabul.

General Stanley McChrystal is said to have offered the Commander in Chief “several alternative options” “including a maximum injection of 60,000 extra troops”. The 60,000 figure was quoted following a leak of the Wall Street Journal (AFP: After Nobel nod, Obama convenes Afghan war council, October 9, 2009). “The president had a robust conversation about the security and political challenges in Afghanistan and the options for building a strategic approach going forward,” according to an administration official (quoted in AFP: After Nobel nod, Obama convenes Afghan war council  October 9, 2009)

The Nobel committee had in a sense given Obama a green light. The October 9 meeting in the Situation Room was to set the groundwork for a further escalation of the conflict under the banner of counterinsurgency and democracy building. Meanwhile, in the course of the last few months, US forces have stepped up their aerial bombardments of village communities in the northern tribal areas of Pakistan, under the banner of combating Al Qaeda [66].

Michel Chossudovsky is a professor of economics at the University of Ottawa, Canada and founder of the website GlobalResearch.ca ("Centre for Research o­n Globalisation").

 

The GPS Editor in Chief Comment. The past 7 years after the publication of this profound article by Michel Chossudovsky proved its full truth. o­nly it is increased the number of countries threatened by US military empire and the threat of the destruction of humanity in the American nuclear war has reached its limit.

66. Chossudovsky, Michel (2009) Obama and the Nobel Prize: When War becomes Peace, When the Lie becomes the Truth: http://www.globalresearch.ca/obama-and-the-nobel-prize-when-war-becomes-peace-when-the-lie-becomes-the-truth/15622

 

Note. This article was reprinted in the book: “Global Peace Science”, 2016, page 371-373:

http://peacefromharmony.org/docs/global-peace-science-2016.pdf

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Обама и Нобелевский комитет.
Когда война становится миром, когда ложь становится правдой

Мишель Чоссудовски

http://www.warandpeace.ru/ru/exclusive/view/40216/

13.10.09 15:40

США: опыт строительства империи

Когда война становится миром,

Когда концепции и реалии переворачиваются вверх дном,

Когда вымысел становится истиной, а истина становится вымыслом,

Когда глобальные военные программы обставляются как гуманитарные усилия,

Когда убийство гражданских лиц подтверждается как "побочный ущерб",

Когда те, кто на территории своей родины сопротивляются вторжению США и НАТО, относятся к категории "мятежников" или "террористов",

Когда превентивная ядерная война отстаивается в качестве самообороны.

Когда для "защиты операций по поддержанию мира" рутинно используются продвинутые техники пыток и "допросов",

Когда тактическое ядерное оружие провозглашено в Пентагоне как "безвредное для окружающего гражданского населения",

Когда три четверти налоговых поступлений США выделяются для финансирования того, что эвфемистически именуется "Национальная оборона",

Когда Главнокомандующий крупнейшими военными силами на планете Земля представляется в качестве глобального миротворца,

Когда ложь становится правдой.

"Война без границ" Обамы

Мы стоим на перекрестке серьезнейшего кризиса в современной истории. США в партнерстве с НАТО и Израилем развернули глобальную военную авантюру, которая, в самом прямом смысле, ставит под угрозу будущее человечества.

В этот критический момент нашей истории решение Норвежского Нобелевского комитета о присуждении Нобелевской премии мира президенту и главнокомандующему Бараку Обаме является явным инструментом пропаганды и искажений, который безоговорочно поддерживает Пентагоновскую "долгую войну": "Война без границ "в подлинном смысле этого слова, отличающаяся размещением американской военной силы по всему миру.

Помимо дипломатической риторики, не было никакого значимого разворота внешней политики США от политики президента Джорджа Буша, что могло бы хоть отдаленно оправдать предоставление Обаме Нобелевской премии. На самом деле все наоборот. Военная повестка дня Обамы стремится продлить войну на новые рубежи. С новой группой военных советников и советников по международной политике, военная программа Обамы стала гораздо эффективнее в деле наращивания военной эскалации, чем сформулированная неоконсерваторами.

С первых дней президентства Обамы этот глобальный военный проект становится все более вездесущим на фоне укрепления военного присутствия США во всех основных регионах мира и развития новых современных систем оружия в беспрецедентных масштабах.

Предоставление Бараку Обаме Нобелевской премии мира обеспечивает легитимность незаконной практики войны, военной оккупации чужих земель, неустанные убийства мирных жителей во имя "демократии".

И администрация Обамы и НАТО непосредственно угрожают России, Китаю и Ирану. США при Обаме разрабатывают "Систему противоракетного щита для Первого удара":

"Наряду с космическим оружием, лазер воздушного базирования является следующим рубежом обороны. ... Никогда еще мечты Рональда Рейгана о слоистой противоракетной обороне ("Звездных войнах" для краткости) не были столь .... близки, по крайней мере технологически, к воплощению".

Реагируя на эту консолидацию, оптимизации и модернизации американского глобального ядерного потенциала, 11 августа командующий российских ВВС Александр Зелин ... сказал, что "российские военно-воздушные силы готовятся встретить угрозы, связанные с созданием командования глобального удара ВВС США", и что Россия разрабатывает "соответствующие системы для встречи тех угроз, которые могут возникнуть". (Rick Rozoff, Showdown with Russia and China: US Advances First Strike Global Missile Shield System , Global Research, August 19, 2009)

Никогда еще со времени кубинского ракетного кризиса мир не были так близок к немыслимому: к сценарию третьей мировой войны, глобальному военному конфликту с применением ядерного оружия.

1.Так называемая инициатива противоракетной обороны или Звездных войн, включающая первый удар с использованием ядерного оружия в настоящее время разрабатывается глобально в различных регионах мира. Эта ПРО в значительной степени направлена против России, Китая, Ирана и Северной Кореи.

2. Новые военные базы США были созданы с целью установления американских сфер влияния в каждом регионе мира, а также с целью окружения и противодействия России и Китаю.

3. Имела место эскалация в Центрально-Азиатском войны на Ближнем Востоке. "Оборонный бюджет" при Обаме спирально наращивает ассигнования на Афганистан и Ирак.

4. По приказу президента Обамы, действовавшего в качестве главнокомандующего, сейчас Пакистан является объектом рутинных американских воздушных бомбардировок в нарушение его территориального суверенитета под предлогом "Глобальной войны с терроризмом" в качестве оправдания.

5. Предусматривается строительство новых военных баз в Латинской Америке, включая Колумбию на непосредственных границах Венесуэлы.

6. Военная помощь Израилю возросла. Президентство Обамы выразило свою непреклонную поддержку Израиля и израильских военных. Обама хранит молчание о зверствах, совершенных Израилем в секторе Газа. Даже не было подобия возобновления израильско-палестинских переговоров.

7. Имело место укрепление новых региональных командований, включая АФРИКОМ и САУЗКОМ

8. Новый раунд угроз был направлен против Ирана.

9. США намерены содействовать дальнейшему расколу в отношениях между Пакистаном и Индией, который может привести к региональной войне, а также использованию ядерного арсенала Индии как косвенной угрозы Китаю.

Дьявольская природа этого военного проекта была изложена в 2000 году в "Проекте Новый американский век" (PNAC). PNAC объявил следующие цели:

защитить американскую родину;

вести боевые действия и уверенно выигрывать одновременно сразу на нескольких ТВД;

выполнять "полицейские" обязанности, связанные с формированием условий безопасности в критических регионах;

преобразовать вооруженные силы США с использованием "революции в военном деле". ( Project for a New American Century, Rebuilding Americas Defenses.pdf , September 2000)

"Революция в военном деле" относится к разработке новых современных систем оружия. Милитаризация космоса, новое передовое химическое и биологическое оружие, сложные ракеты с лазерным наведением, противобункерные бомбы, не говоря уже о программе климатических войн ВВС США (HAARP), базирующейся в Гоконе, Аляска, являются частью "гуманитарного арсенала" Обамы.

Война против истины

Это война против истины. Когда война становится миром, мир переворачивается с ног на голову. Формирование идей более не возможно. Рождается инквизиторский социальный строй.

Понимание основных социальных и политических событий замещается миром чистейших фантазий, где скрываются "люди зла". Цель "Глобальной войны с терроризмом", которая была полностью одобрена администрацией Обамы, в том, чтобы мобилизовать общественную поддержку всемирной кампании против ереси.

В глазах общественного мнения обладание "справедливыми обоснованиями" для ведения войны является центральным. Война считается справедливой, если она ведется по моральным, религиозным или этическим соображениям. Это консенсус по ведению войны. Люди больше не могут думать самостоятельно. Они принимают авторитет и мудрость установленного общественного порядка.

Нобелевский комитет говорит, что президент Обама дал миру "надежду на лучшее будущее". Премия присуждается за его "чрезвычайные усилия по укреплению международной дипломатии и сотрудничества между народами. Комитет придает особую важность видению Обамы и его работы по созданию мира без ядерного оружия"... Его дипломатия основана на концепции, что те, кто возглавят мировое сообщество, должны делать это на основе ценностей и взглядов, которые являются общими для большинства населения мира. ( Nobel Press Release, October 9, 2009 )

Предоставление Нобелевской "премии мира" президенту США Барак Обама стало неотъемлемой частью пропагандистской машины Пентагона. Она обеспечивает человеческое лицо захватчикам, она поддерживает демонизацию тех, кто выступает против военного вмешательства США.

Решение о предоставлении Обаме Нобелевской премии мира было, несомненно, тщательно согласовано Норвежским комитетом на самых высоких уровнях в правительстве США. Оно имеет далеко идущие последствия.

Оно безоговорочно поддерживает ведомые США войны как "правое дело". Оно затушевывает военные преступления, совершенные администрациями и Буша и Обамы.

Пропаганда войны: законные причины вступления государства в войну и критерии ее справедливости

Теория "справедливой войны" служит для прикрытия характера внешней политики США, обеспечивая при этом захватчикам человеческое лицо.

И в своей классической и в современной версии теория справедливой войны поддерживает войну, как "гуманитарную операцию". В ней содержится призыв к военной интервенции по этическим и моральным соображениям против "мятежников", "террористов", "несостоявшихся" или "государств-изгоев".

Справедливая война была объявлена Нобелевским комитетом в качестве инструмента мира. Обама олицетворяет "справедливую войну".

 

Преподаваемая в американских военных академиях, современная версия теории "справедливой войны" воплощена в американской военной доктрине. "Война с терроризмом" и понятие "превентивности" основываются на праве "самообороны". Они определяют, "когда допустимо вести войну": законные причины вступления государства в войну и критерии ее справедливости или Jus ad bellum.

Jus ad bellum послужил достижению консенсуса в рамках структуры командования Вооруженных сил. Он также послужил для убеждения военнослужащих в том, что они борются за "правое дело". В целом, теория справедливой войны в ее современной версии является неотъемлемой частью военной пропаганды и дезинформации в средствах массовой информации, применяемых для получения общественной поддержки военной повестки дня. При лауреате Нобелевской премии мира Обаме справедливая война становится общепризнанной, поддерживаемой так называемым международным сообществом.

Конечная цель заключается в успокоении граждан, полной деполитизации социальной жизни в Америке, удерживании людей от мышления и понимания, от анализирования фактов и оспаривания законности ведомых США и НАТО войн.

Война становится миром, целесообразным "гуманитарным обязательством", мирное выражение несогласия становится ересью.

Нобелевский комитет дает "зеленый свет" военной эскалации с человеческим лицом

Еще важнее то, Нобелевская премия мира благословляет легитимность беспрецедентной "эскалации" проводимых США-НАТО военных операций под флагом миротворчества.

Она способствует фальсификации характера американо-натовской военной повестки дня.

От 40000 до 60000 военнослужащих США и союзников должны быть отправлены в Афганистан предлогом миротворчества. 8 октября, за день до принятия решения Нобелевского комитета, Конгресс США предоставил Обаме 680 миллиардов долларов по оборонному законопроекту, который предназначен на финансирование процесса военной эскалации:

"Вашингтон и его союзники по НАТО планируют беспрецедентное наращивание войск для войны в Афганистане, даже в дополнение к 17000 новых американским и нескольким тысячам военнослужащих НАТО, которые были на этой войне в этом году". Численность, основанная на пока неподтвержденных сообщениях командующего США и НАТО Стенли Маккристала и председателя Объединенного комитета начальников штабов Майкла Маллена, потребованная от Белого дома, варьируется от 10000 до 45000. Fox Newsпривел цифры выше — более 45000 американских солдат, а ABC News — больше, чем 40000. 15 сентября "Крисчен сайенс монитор" писал о "может быть больше, чем 45000".

Сходство оценок показывает, что численность была согласована, и послушные американские СМИ готовят внутреннюю аудиторию к возможности крупнейшего наращивания иностранных вооруженных сил в истории Афганистана. Только семь лет назад Соединенные Штаты имели 5 000 военнослужащих в этой стране, но, как намечено, к декабрю уже намечено иметь 68 000 еще до того, чем появились сообщения о новом развертывании.(Rick Rozoff, US, NATO Poised For Most Massive War In Afghanistan′s History , Global Research, September 24, 2009)

Спустя несколько часов после решения Норвежского Нобелевского комитета, Обама встретился с Военным советом или, как мы должны называть это, с "Советом Мира". Это заседание было тщательно запланировано, чтобы совпасть с норвежским Нобелевским комитетом.

Это ключевое заседание за закрытыми дверями в Situation Room Белого Дома собрало вице-президента Джо Байдена, государственного секретаря Хиллари Клинтон, министра обороны США Роберта Гейтса, а также ключевых политических и военных советников. Генерал Стэнли Маккристал участвовал в заседании по видеосвязи из Кабула.

Генерал Стэнли Маккристал сказал, что предложил главнокомандующему "несколько альтернативных вариантов", "в том числе максимальную инъекцию 60000 дополнительных военнослужащих". Цифра 60000 всплыла у The Wall Street Journal:

"Президент имел жесткий разговор о безопасности и политических проблемах в Афганистане и вариантах для выстраивания стратегического подхода движения вперед," в соответствии с официальным сообщением администрации (цитируется по AFP: After Nobel nod, Obama convenes Afghan war council October 9, 2009)

Нобелевский комитет в данном смысле дал Обаме зеленый свет. Встреча в Situation Room 9 октября должна была заложить основу для дальнейшей эскалации конфликта под знаменами борьбы с повстанцами и построения демократии.

Одновременно в течение последних нескольких месяцев американские силы активизировали свои воздушные бомбардировки деревенских общин в северных районах проживания племен в Пакистане под флагом борьбы с "Аль-Каиды".

 

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