… by Gordon Duff, VT Sr. Editor …with Press TV, Tehran
– First published March 19, 2014 –
Years ago, anti-imperialist activists feared that the US was trying to seize the world’s oil supplies and take over the Middle East. Their assumptions had long been proven correct though their estimations are well under the mark.
Activists didn’t take into account the dynamic of utter and absolute unaccountability, total control of the press, control of world economies and one more factor, “mission creep.”
The psychopaths now run the asylum. The world is their asylum. As “mission creep” set in, despite setbacks, the US as “enforcer” for the world’s bankster cabal, has targeted every nation not totally controlled, every nation with something worth stealing that is.
Not everything has worked out as planned. None the less, the neocons or Tea Party or Ultra-Nationalists or Zionists or Neo-Nazis or whatever they choose to call themselves are racing forward undaunted.
We call that “mission creep.”
The move by Russian President Vladimir Putin to accept Crimea back into the Russian Federation isn’t the first impediment. Failure in Afghanistan is another. Expelling the US from Iraq is another still. Syria’s defense against the CIA “jihad” is still another.
Gaining control of a planet and enslaving its people, destroying its oceans, its atmosphere, poisoning even the souls of its inhabitants isn’t easy work. By 2000, the Bush family and their cohorts had taken this task upon themselves and bragged openly about it.
Now one man, Vladimir Putin stands in their way. Senator John McCain has personally put a target on Putin’s back, stating that he expects the Russian government to be overthrown.
In late September 2001, just days after 9/11, General Wesley Clark, former NATO commander and US presidential candidate, met with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Paul Wolfowitz.
This is a partial transcript of an interview between Clark and Amy Goodman about that meeting:
He (Rumsfeld) said, “I guess it’s like we don’t know what to do about terrorists, but we’ve got a good military and we can take down governments.”
General Clark then relates a follow-up meeting a few days later. “Are we still going to war with Iraq?” And he said,
“Oh, it’s worse than that.” He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, “I just got this down from upstairs” — meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office — “today.” And he said, “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”
The seven countries targeted in 2001 quickly became a dozen. The number now may be as high as 40. “Mission Creep” is a military term for the adage of the camel that puts his nose in a tent. Pretty soon you have an entire camel, indifferent to how unwelcomed and unwanted it may be.
Real “mission creep” was very much planned with the contrived Global War on Terror (GWOT), saving America and the world from terrorists that, increasingly, look like they had been working for the CIA all along.
Ukraine is the “camel” and “mission creep” is how the West brazenly overthrew an elected but incompetent government, a corrupt government, just like the one in Washington or London, and replaced it with terrorists.
Though Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, tasked with putting a plausible front on the takeover of Ukraine, tried to package the “New Ukraine” as a legitimate state, even a cursory examination reveals the truth, an “underbelly” of violent extremists and criminals.
Western action in overthrowing the government of Ukraine can have no other purpose than to provoke ethnic conflicts intended to spread into Russia herself.
One possible setback is in the expenditure of press assets in the west, all tasked with targeting Putin with Hitleresque imagery. Despite consistent censorship and mythological reporting, public opinion in America and Western Europe has Putin’s popularity at an all-time high.
You see, Putin did something no one has done in many a decade, no one with thousands of thermonuclear weapons and the ability to deliver them with pinpoint accuracy that is.
One thing is different this time, someone has “drawn a line in the sand.” Russia, out of a need to seem reasonable, something clearly now recognized as a mistake, bought in on the phony War on Terror, allowing America planes full access to her airspace and American forces to operate through the Caspian Basin.
Being “reasonable” is seen as weakness. Being unreasonable is seen as being a threat. In truth, all that is required to be targeted is having natural resources better controlled from the “City of London” by more “reliable” people, less likely to allow proceeds from the sale and exploitation to fall into the hands of “useless eaters.”
Do you hear the voice of Henry Kissinger in this?
Russia’s cooperation bought her an epidemic of heroin addiction, tons of fully processed heroin trucked in from Southern Afghanistan, where no heroin had ever been produced before.
This is far from the first time Russian allies and Russian interests have been threatened. Today, President Putin reminded the world about Kosovo.
In 2008 in direct violation of international law, NATO helped establish the Republic of Kosovo. Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Serbs were removed, those who resisted were killed, many publicly beheaded, Serbian churches burned, ancient monasteries defiled.
What is left is a “republic” recognized by some as an ethnic Albanian enclave. The rest of Europe and the world knows different. Kosovo is a terrorist state, a headquarters for a criminal empire specializing in drug and human trafficking and financial crime.
For the West, we are really talking neocons and the rogue operational sectors of the CIA and a half dozen other intelligence agencies that stopped answering to elected governments after 9/11, Kosovo was a “business opportunity.” Serbs were easy targets, a weak government in Belgrade unwilling to resist ethnic cleansing.
Kosovo is the model for the dismemberment of the Ukraine. John McCain believes the dismemberment of the Ukraine will signal the downfall of Russia, the collapse of Iran and then Pakistan, more mission creep, Africa, Asia, perhaps tunneling under the ice caps of Antarctica.
Delusion and power, mission creep knows no bounds and is never confined by logic, reason or sanity.
Gordon Duff is a Marine Vietnam veteran, a combat infantryman, and Senior Editor at Veterans Today. His career has included extensive experience in international banking along with such diverse areas as consulting on counter insurgency, defense technologies or acting as diplomatic representative for UN humanitarian and economic development efforts. Gordon has traveled to over 80 nations. His articles are published around the world and translated into a number of languages. He is regularly on TV and radio, a popular and sometimes controversial guest.