Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Overview: Geopolitics 2006-2008

- The Western (esp.U.S.) political and business elite face a severe and highly volatile crisis of legitimacy which is set to explode; in response, the elites want to lock-down their power while they have it. (See World Economic Forum global poll, 2002.) As international financier George Soros said recently, “We have to make major compromises now, or we may lose everything.” Clearly, the business elite do not wish to compromise, nor do they want to “lose everything”. The only alternative to these two options, therefore, is a power-grab: lock-down and consolidate while it is still possible. This is end-game. As Maude Barlow put it, it has come to a “global showdown” between the corporate elite and their empire of greed, and the people of the earth and democracy. The business elite may see a temporary victory, even though power lies ultimately with the vast majority, who in reality can only be ruled so long as we concede power and submit. In the not too distant future, the cooperation of the many with this unfolding corporate-fascist order will fall to critical levels, and the order will collapse. In the short term, a heightened and very ugly struggle between the forces of empire and those of democracy is likely – and is in fact, unfolding now at escalating speed.

- Internal documents as well as public statements by the Western business and political elite show (corroborated by historical evidence of their actions, patterns, motives and methods) that a) they want global dominance secured in their hands; b) that this will require control over world oil supplies – primarily in the mid-east and Canada; c) that imperial war, particularly for control over oil, will be necessary; d) that “catalyzing events” - aka false flag operations, vis-a-vis 9/11 – will be necessary in order to provide a pretext for the imperial wars; e) that maintaining control over the homeland and heart of the empire during the present time of propaganda failure will require resort to force – ie: fascism; and f) that these considerations have been well thought out, and have been found acceptable to these same elites.

- Western business elites seek control of world oil reserves as means of securing global dominance; are preparing for attack on Iran sometime shortly after November 7, 2006 U.S. federal elections; need another “Pearl Harbor type event” to provide cover for the attack; and will likely launch a “catalyzing event” not long after November 7.

- The next 9/11 will provide a pretext for a) the attack on Iran to secure mid-east oil reserves, and b) the lock-down on power in the homeland, the heart of the empire – North America and Europe – via martial law and the full emergence of a police state.

- The U.S.-led NATO forces that have been deployed to the Persian Gulf and eastern Mediterranean since late August 2006 indicate a military build-up of a scale that can only mean two things: war is planned for the very near future; the scale of the planned war is much greater than Iran alone. It could be said that the size of the build up is a precaution, due to the foreknowledge that this is an extremely dangerous gambit: China and Russia are almost certain adversaries if the U.S. and NATO attack Iran. In either case, the time-frame is clear: such a massive deployment of military force – on the part of the U.S., with the involvement of French, German and British forces – is for a clear and imminent purpose. Military build-up indicates a Western attack on Iran within a few months at the outside, and more likely within a few weeks or less.

- With Western elites set to attack Iran sometime between November 2006 and spring 2007 (the earlier end of the time-frame being more probable) the question is whether another false flag operation will be conducted to provide cover the operation: ie: the “war on terrorism” propaganda stepped up by the artificial creation of another terrorist attack on “the Homeland” in order to squeak through one more imperial war before the lock-down on power is complete? And the indications are, yes.

- The next “terrorist attack” will destroy the constitutions of the Western world, and democracy, once and for all – or so it is hoped by the business and political elite who wish to rule unencumbered by “the masses.” As General Tommy Franks declared, the next attack will be the end of democracy. (It is hoped.)

- With the Western elites preparing for imminent attack on Iran, a pretext needed, and the “war on terror” fears needing to be stirred up to fever-pitch to allow for such an arrogant and extraordinarily dangerous, wreckless and brazen move, the next “Pearl Harbor-type event” will likely be soon – between November 2006 and spring 2007; and that event will usher in the fascist state – for all of North America, and soon after, for as much of the world as the Western elite can control, including, of course, Europe.

- Also planned for 2007 is the completion of the “regulatory framework” for the SPP/NAU: that is, the new government of North America is to be in place and fully functioning by 2007. This is the unfolding of the “Security and Prosperity Partnership”, whereby Canada, the U.S. and Mexico are merged into one continental body, with one continent-wide government, in what is being called the North American Union. That government is called the NACC: the North American Council on Competitiveness; and it is composed of 10 representatives from each of the three nations. This council of 30 which is the NACC, the new North American government, is already appointed – appointed by the business elite of North America; and it is composed of representatives from the biggest corporations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. (We already know their names, and which corporations they come from.) 30 CEO’s will govern the entire continent. “The Homeland” becomes a full-fledged corporate-fascist state in 2007.

- At the same time, also to be expected from an attack on Iran – in fact, a guaranteed result, which is why the attack could not be launched prior to the November 7, 2006 U.S. elections – is a huge spike in global oil prices. The effects on the destabilization of the U.S. and also the global economy will be very great.

- Also at the same time, the U.S. dollar is already falling. Central banks the world over are pulling out. A run is about to commence. Capital flight will bring down the dollar, and the U.S. economy with it. Already the head of China’s central bank has said “We have enough [U.S. currency and Treasury Bonds].” The U.S. relies on $2.8 billion a day in foreign money coming into the U.S. system via the purchase of U.S. currency and Treasury Bonds, in order to off-set its $70 billion per month trade deficit. The main prop holding up the U.S. economy and U.S. dollar is the enormous inflow of money from China. Now China has said “We have enough.” The U.S. dollar is about to sink, and with it, the U.S. economy.

- When the U.S. dollar crashes, not only the U.S. economy follows with a crash, but the global economy as well. 66% of world currency reserves held by the central banks of the world’s nations are in U.S. dollars. With the crash of the U.S. dollar comes a global economic depression, if not system collapse. This is expected anytime over the near future by anyone who is paying attention.

- As if all of that were not already enough crisis and turmoil for one very short period of time – commencing fall 2006 with fall-out heavy through 2008 – to this we can add the reality of peak oil. According to the best evidence available, and some of the best analysts on the subject, peak oil will hit between 2006 and 2008. When it does, oil prices will spike suddenly and dramatically, and will continue to climb, likely quadrupling or more. As oil prices skyrocket, the cost of all shipping and transport becomes far more expensive. Virtually all consumer goods rise dramatically in price, including basics such as food. Costs for all businesses relying on transport or inputs or goods over long distances – most businesses now – go through the roof, and widespread bankruptcies, layoffs and unemployment ensues. In short, peak oil means global economic depression, and mass unemployment, poverty, homelessness and hunger. And this is estimated to hit at approximately the same time as we are dealing with the new unfolding of a North American corporate-fascist state under the SPP and NAU/NACC.

- To add further complexity, the U.S. government under Bush has snuck through a law that makes mandatory the holding of a “REAL ID” national identity card for all Americans by May 2008. Since by May 2008 Canada, the U.S. and Mexico will have ceased to exist as nations in any meaningful sense – having been stripped of both sovereignty and democracy, the NAU/SPP being in place by 2007, and “regulatory harmonization” under the NACC also having been completed by 2007 – the “smart card” micro-chip-based REAL ID will be continent-wide. “Papers please.” The stage is then set for the introduction of electronic currency, via the universal smart card. No card, no food. And since all personal data is stored on central databanks, accessed by a swipe of the card, being dubbed an “enemy combatant” without notice or trial can mean having all means of sustenance cut, with a few strokes on a remote keyboard, or one mouse-click, somewhere in the netherworld of the surveillance state. Any who hold the wrong opinions – that is, opinions that do not correspond to those the corporate rulers want us to have – can be silenced without even having to dispose of them to the detention centres (which are also under construction).

It would seem that it is critical for anyone who does not wish to become a slave, to start to come together, and quickly, to build alternative means of sustaining ourselves and one another during the coming time of crisis. Most will be swept into poverty by the global depression. The middle class will be essentially vaporized across the Western world. Government services will be gutted – far beyond the mere cut-backs of the past twenty years – as corporate rule takes hold in full. Hunger and homelessness will be widespread and epidemic as poverty becomes the norm. Meanwhile, those who can buy or sell in the new economy will be able to do so only insofar as they are willing to be silent and obedient slaves: dissidents will be shut down electronically, via the symbiosis of the electronic currency system, the universal smart card/ID, and the global surveillance state which serves corporate rule.

To be free in the new economy will mean being economically independent – and that does not mean being an employee, or relying on the monetary system. It means we need to establish parallel economies, whereby human needs and human freedom come first, not service to giant corporate feudal lords. We will need to establish cooperative local economies that operate parallel to and outside of the new economy, which will leave only poverty under fascism for the majority, and slavery with perks for the “lucky” few.

There is not much time to prepare for such an unthinkable, but unfortunately real unfolding of events. The time to act is now, both to resist, to prepare to survive this ordeal, and to build alternatives for this ugly system’s inevitable demise.

"In the long run, global politics are bound to become increasingly uncongenial to the concentration of hegemonic power in the hands of a single state. Hence, America is not only the first, as well as the only, truly global superpower, but it is also likely to be the very last."
– U.S. long-term strategic planner and Trilateral Commission founder Zbigniew Brzezinksi, The Grand Chessboard

JTR, November 7, 2006

Links and references:

Preparations for an Attack on Iran:

The Next War: Public in the Dark about Government's Plans for War in Iran - Daniel Ellsberg

* "Cold War Shivers": War Preparations in the Middle East and Central Asia

Debating World Domination: Bilderberg Meets in Canada's Capital

ZNet |Foreign Policy | We Had a Democracy Once, But You Crushed It


False Flag: A “Pearl Harbor Type Event”

Alex Jones, Bob Bowman at American Scholars Symposium - Google Video

** Senior Military, Intelligence, and Government Officials Question 9/11 Commission Report

9/11 Statement Signed by Prominent Americans

Scholars for 9/11 Truth


* Scientific Poll: 84% Reject Official 9/11 Story

* Radio Poll: 85% Of Canadians Believe 9/11 Inside Job

* Over 80% supported the stance of Charlie Sheen

9/11: Why the Official Theory Has Collapsed (opinion)

* Alex Jones warns about attacks before 911

ABC News: U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba

National Security Archive - Pentagon Proposed Pretexts for Cuba Invasion in 1962

Venezuela's Chavez says Bush planned 9/11 attacks - video

Reichstag Fire, Hitlers 9/11 Fake terror to grab control! : SF Indymedia - video

911 Aftermath: Unanswered Question from 9/11 (pt.1) - video

911 Aftermath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11 (pt.2) - video

911 Aftermath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11 (pt.3) - video

THE TRUTH & LIES OF 9/11 - Michael Ruppert - video

War and Globalization - The Truth Behind September 11 - Google Video

TerrorStorm Delxue High Quality (Alex Jones) - Google Video

The Pentagon's "Second 911"

Dynasty of Death: Historical perspective on the Bush family

***Amazon.com: 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out: Books: David Ray Griffin,Peter Dale Scott

book - Day Of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor: Books: Robert Stinnett

9/11: Press for Truth - DVD Documentary

Celcius 9/11 - World Takeover and the War of Terror - CRG

9/11 Key Articles - Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG)

The emergence of fascism in the West:

*** Habeas Corpus Your words are lies Sir - YouTube - olbermann 10-18-06

***Bush Moves Toward Martial Law

Habeas Corpus, R.I.P. (12/15 - 2006)

Demolishing Democracy At Home and Abroad - Noam Chomsky video

The Return of Total Information Awareness - Bush Asserts Dictatorial "Inherent" Powers

Examples of the president's signing statements - The Boston Globe

***The Secret Government - PBS - Google Video

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Power of Nightmares - BBC Documentary

Mind Control: America's Secret War - History Channel Documentary

***Commission Finds President George W. Bush and His Administration Guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Bush's 9/11 Reichstag Fire

9/11 - the American Reichstag Fire and the Fourth Reich

The Pentagon Declares War on America

The limits of liberty: We're all suspects now

Are YOU the Enemy?

Maher Arar: The Horrors of 'Extraordinary Rendition'

*** Torture Inc. - America's Brutal Prisons - BBC Documentary

* National Yawn as Our Rights Evaporate | bushcommission.org

* A Constitutional Shredding -- Rounding Up U.S. Citizens | bushcommission.org

The End of Habeas Corpus and the Belligerent Despot-in-Chief - Ralph Nader

Ambassador to Death Squads - Who is John Negroponte?

On the Rise of Fascism - "The Great Transformation" Revisited


Harsh law set to live on, unexplained

*CRG - Canada's Anti-Terrorism Laws - Rocco Galati

FSTV video - Noble lies and perpetual war: Leo Strauss, the neocons, and Iraq

Amazon.com: Blowback: America's Recruitment of Nazis and Its Effects on the Cold War: Books: Christopher Simpson

Amazon.com: The CIA's Greatest Hits (The Real Story Series): Books: Mark Zepezauer

Amazon.com: Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press: Books: Alexander Cockburn, Jeffrey St. Clair

Amazon.com: Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion: Books: Gary Webb

Amazon.com: Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency: Books: James Bamford

* Amazon.com: Police State America: US Military 'Civil Disturbance' Planning: Books: Tom Burghardt, Tom (ed) Burghardt

Necessary Illusions; Thought Control in Democratic Societies – Chomsky, online text

Year 501: The Conquest Continues – Chomsky, online text

Amazon.com: Open Society and Its Enemies (Volume 1): Books: Karl Raimund Popper

Noam Chomsky on the Trilateral Commission - from The Carter Administration: Myth and Reality

Amazon.com: Trilateralism: The Trilateral Commission and Elite Planning for World Management: Books: Holly Sklar

Amazon.com: Trilaterals Over America: Books: Antony C. Sutton

TC's own manifesto - Amazon.com: The Crisis of Democracy: Report on the Governability of Democracies to the Trilateral Commission: Books: Michel Crozier,Samuel P. Huntington,Joji Watanuki

Amazon.com: Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time: Explore similar items

Skull and Bones K.O.'d - video

Zbigniew Brzezinski - The Grand Chessboard

***American Prison Camps Are on the Way

Rex 84: FEMA's Blueprint for Martial Law in America

Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention Camps

10-Year U.S. Strategic Plan For Detention Camps Revives Proposals From Oliver North

Fatal Vision: The Deeper Evil Behind the Detainee Bill

Top 10 Signs of the Impending U.S. Police State

Notes on the Progress of the Counterrevolution

America: The Fourth Reich

How the Nazis Won the War - Chomsky Nazis Odonian

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General Tommy Franks calls for Repeal of US Constitution

Air Force chief : Test weapons on testy US mobs - Sep 12 ...

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A Marxist Threat to Cola Sales?

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America's "War on Terrorism" - Chossudovsky

Amazon.com: The COINTELPRO Papers : Documents from the FBI's Secret ...

Ten Minutes to Midnight: The Emerging Police State - Z Store

Fascism watch

SPP/NAU/NACC: The new corporate fascist government of North America, 2007

* Secret Banff Meeting of CEOs and the Defense Establishment : Militarization and the Deconstruction of North America

CBC - Top secret: Banff security meeting attracted U.S., Mexico officials

* CNN Video: Lou Dobbs Slams CFR & North American Union

*** De Facto North American Government in the Making: "Canadians must take back Canada"

Deep Integration - The Council of Canadians

**CFR Task Force Report - Building a North American Community

* CRG - Continental Integration of Military Command Structures: A Threat to Canada's Sovereignty

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* North American Union/Testimony, Publications and Reports - SourceWatch

*** Paul Martin's Big Texas Adventure

Politics of Oil:

Video - Robert Newman History of oil - Google Video

The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror – Google Video

"It's the Crude, Dude" Linda McQuaig book launch

Peak Oil:

AlterNet: Will the End of Oil Be the End Of Food?

AlterNet: WireTap: Has the Long Peak - Oil Emergency Begun?

BBC NEWS | Business | 'Peak oil' enters mainstream debate

CNN - We Were Warned: Tomorrow's Oil Crisis

Peak Oil alert - Houston Business Journal:

Peak Oil: The Energy Crisis of Oil Supply Depletion - full video

Re-Energizing America: Rescuing America from its Costly Fossil Fuel Addiction - Google Video

Mike Ruppert on Peak Oil - video


The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century: Books: James Howard Kunstler

U.S. Faces “Economic Armageddon”:

* The Dollar's Full-System Meltdown

Economic " Armageddon " Predicted

Dollar Catching Asian Flu - Asia Times

Arab central banks sell dollar

As Dollar Plunges, Watch for US Government Bonds Sell -off - DEBKAfile –

The War To Save The U.S. Dollar - Trinicenter.com –

Fears for dollar as central banks sell US assets

BBC NEWS | Business | Is the global economy set for trouble?

Collapse of the Petrodollar Looming

Iranian Oil Bourse Opens for Business: A Final Step Toward US Dollar Collapse & Preemptive Nuclear Strike

An empire at twilight:

Superpower’s global dominance in question

50 Years After Suez, US Hegemony Ebbing Fast

"The United States is Terrified" - Noam Chomsky on Latin America's Move Towards "Independence and Integration"

The Crumbling Empire: Latin America and Asia Breaking Free of Washington's Grip - Noam Chomsky

The crisis of legitimacy:

Global corporate rule is now fragile

Confronting the Empire - Chomsky at the World Social Forum

The Global Crisis of Legitimacy of Liberal Democracy - Social and Economic Policy - Global Policy Forum

REAL ID: Universal ID Cards

US National ID Cards by May 2008

National nightmare - ACLU of Southern California Campaign: Stop The Abuse of Power

Globalization and the rise of corporate power:

The Corporation - video

Iraq for Sale

On Globalization – Noam Chomsky

On the New World Order – Chomsky

Rollback - Chomsky

* Thirdworldization of America

Chomsky: Global Economy - excerpts from The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many

Profit Over People - excerpts - Noam Chomsky

Emerging Framework of World Power – Chomsky – audio/video

Institutions vs. People: Will the Species Self-Destruct? – Chomsky – MIT video

150 CEOs rule Canada: Time to tame corporate power – Murray Dobbin

No Nonsense Guide to Globalization - book

Book Review - All You Can Eat: Greed, Lust, and the New Capitalism by Linda McQuaig - Alternative News Media on Democracy, Politics, Trade, Environment, Military and Money in Canada

The Globalization of Poverty - Chossudovsky


Global Showdown: How the new activists are fighting global corporate rule - video

Confronting the Empire - Chomsky

Confronting the Empire - Chomsky - audio

Chomsky - Dismantling Empire, Building Democracy - audio - Chomsky

Taking Control of Our Lives: Freedom, Sovereignty, and Other Endangered Species, Noam Chomsky, 2/26/00

Another World: Alternative Ways to Globalization – audio/video

Noam Chomsky speaks at Binghamton University 3/4/06 - "Imminent Crises: Paths Toward Solutions" - on WSKG Radio

Dismantling empire - chomsky

Rise Up Against the Empire - Chavez speach to UN

International Project for a Participatory Society - Z net

Strategy/Vision - Z net

Peak Oil Primer/What Can Be Done? | EnergyBulletin.net | Peak Oil News Clearinghouse

The Relocalization Network

The Community Solution to Peak Oil

The Local Future Network

The Community Solution: The Solution to Peak Oil

Ruralisation: Integrating settlements and agriculture to provide sustainability - Dept. of Systems Ecology, Stockholm University

Cohousing Association of the United States

Global Ecovillage Network

Intentional Communities Web Site: Home Page

The Earth Charter

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil - order video

Making Sweden an OIL-FREE Society

Nordic Countries Design Sustainable Communities: The Natural Step for Eco-Villages

How to pass a peak oil resolution | EnergyBulletin.net | Peak Oil News Clearinghouse

LETSystems home page - http--www.gmlets.u-net.com-

LETS Groups around the world - LETS-Linkup International LETS Directory

Hometown Money Starter Kit & Video

Toronto Dollars

Transaction Net - How Currency Systems Work (a Money Map)

Reinventing Money.com

ZNet Parecon - Life After Capitalism – And Now Too

Parecon - ZNet

Amazon.com: Roads to Freedom: Books: B. Russell

Powers and Prospects – Chomsky

Mutual Aid A Factor of Evolution - Kropotkin - libcom.org library

Civil Disobedience - Henry David Thoreau - full text

The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy: Books: Murray Bookchin

The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future: Books: Riane Eisler

Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh: Books: Helena Norberg-Hodge

Good News for a Change: How Everyday People are Helping the Planet: Books: David T. Suzuki,Holly Dressel

Insurrection: Citizen Challenges to Corporate Power

* Amazon.com: The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community (BK Currents): Books: David C. Korten

Amazon.ca: Another World Is Possible: Globalization and Anti-Capitalism: Books: David McNally

South End Press | Earth Democracy - Vandana Shiva

Looking Forward - Albert and Hahnel

No Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade - book

Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World: Books: Richard Heinberg

Amazon.ca: One Big Party: Books: Paul Hellyer

* Amazon.co.uk: Shambhala : The Sacred Path of the Warrior ( Shambhala ...

Scientific American Mind: The Samaritan Paradox

Amazon.com: World as Lover , World as Self : Books: Joanna Macy

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