Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News - The World is watching how far Washington will go to gain support for an attack on Syria. France is backing the US along with Turkey and other Gulf “Puppet” States including Saudi Arabia. Syria is defying Washington’s strategy of supporting the rebels known to be affiliated with certain groups such as the Al Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra. Washington is attempting every political maneuver including them trying to derail the attempt of UN inspectors to investigate who was behind the chemical attacks. McClatchy News organization just reported that Russia issued a 100-page report back on July that blamed the Syrian rebels for the chemical attack in Khan al Asal in northern Syria that killed more than 26 people. McClatchy News explains Russia’s analysis on Aleppo’s chemical attack back in March:
Russia said its investigation of the March 19 incident was conducted under strict protocols established by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the international agency that governs adherence to treaties prohibiting the use of chemical weapons. It said samples that Russian technicians had collected had been sent to OPCW-certified laboratories in Russia. “The Russian report is specific,” the ministry statement said. “It is a scientific and technical document.” The Russian statement said Russian officials had broken the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ code of silence on such probes only because Western nations appear to be “preparing the ground for military action” in retaliation for the Aug. 21 incident.
The world knows Washington is lying just like they did when then Secretary of Defense Colin Powell under President George W. Bush gave his testimony accusing Saddam Hussein of having weapons of mass destruction which was considered a threat to US national security and the world. All turned out to be a lie right out of Washington. There is a strong possibility that the US and France will launch “a limited, narrow act that would help make sure that not only Syria but others around the world understand that the international community cares about maintaining this chemical weapons ban and norm” as President Obama recently said. Syria would retaliate to defend itself. They will resist Washington’s demands. However, the outcome will be tragic. War is tragic. The point here is that the Syrian government and the people will resist the attack. The Syrian people are already resisting US attempts to attack facilities by forming “human Shields” in protest. They will not submit to Washington’s demands. Imperial powers always have faced resistance from the people and its’ governments who refused to become exploited and controlled. Syria is not alone. In the past and present, resistance against tyranny has always been part of the human spirit. Whether you like him or not, President al Assad and the Syrian people have the right as sovereign nation not to be ruled under the thumb of Washington, Paris, London and Tel Aviv. In war, there are no winners. But what I am trying to say is that there is a resistance among the Syrian government and its’ people in the face of Imperialist aggression.
A Historical Perspective on People Resisting Imperial Powers
Since the days of the Roman Empire to the Western European Empires of France, Spain, Belgium and Great Britain to the present day American Empire, the world has witnessed one of the most violent periods in human history. In every continent of the world, from Africa to South and Central America, Asia, Europe, North America, the Middle East and the Caribbean, the people have been victims of systematic oppression, wars, exploitation, and slavery.
However, the global elite who ruled their Imperial nations or empires, past and present experienced some form of resistance from the people in every region in the world. From the Haitian Revolution against France to the Grito de Laras against the Spanish Empire in Puerto Rico, from the Battle of Algiers against French occupation to the world wide protest against the invasion of Vietnam and Iraq. The struggles from Gandhi’s Peaceful Revolution to Joseph Lumumba’s idea to free Africa from the West in the Congo to the Wars in North America that involved tribal nations that continue to this day. Many people from all over the world always resisted Imperial powers who sought to occupy their lands with the intention of pillaging the resources and enslaving the people. Globalization or the “New World Order” has sought to control every human being on the planet either by force or coercion. The global elite from the US, Great Britain, France and others are determined to stifle dissent by implementing a global security state including drone warfare that will detect, locate and kill enemy targets anywhere in the world.
The New World Order has succeeded in many ways by creating wars to control natural resources and certain populations. They have used mind control mechanisms such as television to propagandize the people to advance their plans for world domination. They have implemented a financial system that has enslaved people from all walks of life to depend on the US dollar. Since 1971 when the US terminated the Bretton Woods Agreement by taking the US dollar off the gold standard and turning it into a fiat currency, making it the reserve currency used by the majority of nations in the world. Unfortunately the world is still depended on the US dollar. They have established systems that they control and influence such as education (public schooling and even universities to a point), health, energy, media and government such as Communism, Fascism and Democracy as in the US and UK. They have destabilized countries that were sovereign, with the most recent examples of Iraq, Libya, Mali and now Syria. The modern day American Empire has destabilized sovereign nations by covert actions through military interventions, Coups, interfering in elections, and even non-Government organizations such as the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) based in Washington has funded Color revolutions to impose regime change strategies of governments they don’t agree with. The US has intervened in more than 50 countries since 1945 and faced resistance movements, uprisings and large protests including the Philippines, South Korea, Lebanon, Iran, Guatemala, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Rep. Congo (Zaire), Brazil, Greece, Russia, Ecuador, Poland, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Chile, Angola, East Timor, Nicaragua, Grenada, Panama, Kyrgyzstan, Haiti, Yugoslavia, Georgia, Ukraine, Argentina, Ghana, Venezuela, Bolivia, Honduras, Granada, Paraguay, Mexico, El Salvador, Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen, Tunisia, Egypt, and many others. The United States is not the only empire that sought to dominate the World. France, Great Britain and Japan and others throughout history had their share of empire building along the way.
Even with former colonies or those who are under US rule, the people resist. Puerto Rico for example still has a resistance movement for independence against the American Empire after 135 years of occupation. The Palestinians have been resisting Israeli occupation since 1947. With Washington’s war on terrorism and drugs, it seems that endless violence will continue. With World War III approaching, and global multi-national corporations and Banks becoming more powerful, it seems that the people are losing the battle. But they’re not. Resistance by way of truth, knowledge and hope for peace on earth is winning the battle against tyranny and oppression.
There is hope from a worldwide movement against tyranny and oppression from the people, People like you and me. I have hope for humanity. I believe in a world that can live in peace and harmony. I believe in a world where all nations respect each other’s sovereignty. Nations that understand that people have different cultures, beliefs, religions and customs that is different and unique. We have a right as human beings to live in a society that is free and just. We are in a period of time that is tragic. Unnecessary wars over natural resources and markets so that those who are on top of the pyramid can profit at our expense and even feel good themselves with their power and status to control the rest of us. Their time is running out. That is why the “New World Order” is implementing state of the art technology to control dissent and protests as recent revelations of analyst Edward Snowden proved that the National Security Administration’s (NSA) has been spying on US citizens and foreign countries, whether allies or enemies for many years. Whistleblowers like Snowden and a handful of others are turning on the US government’s unconstitutional practices. However, the actions by the NSA are nothing new. They have been spying on US citizens for more than 40 years. During the Church Committee Investigations in the 1970’s that involved the Watergate Scandal revealed that President Richard Nixon and his administration had the NSA and the US Army spy on US citizens. Political activities of US citizens such as protesting government policy were also spied on by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The Nixon administration was also responsible for covert operations and assassination attempts on foreign leaders of various governments. But Snowden did reveal the facts that proved that the US government’s illegal use of power over the citizenry was continuing since the 1970’s. Bradley Manning, a US soldier also revealed to the world a shocking video exposing US military war crimes when an Apache helicopter fired upon civilians in Bagdad in 2007. According to journalist and activist John Pilger, who wrote an article absolutely worth reading called ‘The Courage of Bradley Manning Will Inspire Others to Seize their Moment of Truth’ explains that more whistleblowers will come forward because people like Manning will inspire those that know that the blood of innocents are spilled in a time of war. Pilger wrote on how the media portrays the real heroes of our time by producing films that portray people like Julian Assange and Bradley Manning in what he describes as “Freaks” according to Hollywood’s perception:
The hyped film, We Steal Secrets: the Story of WikiLeaks, mutates a heroic young soldier into an “alienated… lonely… very needy” psychiatric case with an “identity crisis” because “he was in the wrong body and wanted to become a woman”. So spoke Alex Gibney, the director, whose prurient psycho-babble found willing ears across a media too compliant or lazy or stupid to challenge the hype and comprehend that the shadows falling across whistleblowers may reach even them. From its dishonest title, Gibney’s film performed a dutiful hatchet job on Manning, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. The message was familiar — serious dissenters are freaks. Alexa O’Brien’s meticulous record of Manning’s moral and political courage demolishes this smear.
John Pilger sums it up:
For the inspiration of future truth-tellers belongs to Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and the remarkable young people of WikiLeaks, whose achievements are unparalleled. Snowden’s rescue is largely a WikiLeaks triumph: a thriller too good for Hollywood because its heroes are real.
Edward Snowden did the world a service; he exposed a truth that the people needed to know. It was a truth that sealed what we knew more than 40 years ago. It exposed what the US and UK governments have been doing for a long time. They spied on allies and enemies alike. It reminds me of Francis Ford Coppola’s “Godfather II” when the head of the Corleone family, Michael Corleone played by Al Pacino said “There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” Many governments throughout the world are challenging the American empire and its surveillance policies. A revolution of consciousness of the people who yearn for freedom and happiness cannot be defeated from invading armies, but through propaganda, at least according to the global elite. But it is not working anymore. The world is awake. People are informed. The internet revolution and alternative media was instrumental in this sense. The idea of freedom is within all of us. Human beings are born free. From the American Revolution against the King George and British Empire to the Indigenous populations of the America’s against the rising American empire have resisted tyranny. From the Hopi, Apache nations to the Iroquois and Seminoles had fought against both American and British forces on their territories. Indigenous nations have lost the wars but the struggle continues. Today many revolutions are taking place in various forms. In the European Union, people from all walk of life, rich and poor protest against austerity and the dictatorship of Brussels. The Republic of Iceland resisted a financial dictatorship similar to the European Union and the United States by arresting corrupt bankers. In the United States, the American people are protesting against the expanding police state and their government’s endless Imperial wars.
The anti-war protesters who resist any war are in every country of the world. You have anti-GMO activists who recently staged worldwide protests against Monsanto, a multi-national corporation who is trying to control the world’s food supply by genetically modifying our foods that would eventually destroy our health and our agriculture. You have an explosion of alternative news sites that are countering propaganda of the main stream media (MSM). The internet gave birth to websites, blogs, video and radio shows that expose what the MSM does not. There is also a T.V. news stations such as Russia Today (RT News) that reports on important issues the main stream media purposely ignores. They have Max Keiser who I call the ‘Financial Rebel’ in his show the Keiser Report exposes financial fraud and corruption on all levels. You have Abby Martin’s “Breaking the Set” who reports on issues such as war, injustice and the police state. Russia Today also hosts Peter Lavelle’s “Crosstalk” with debates that matter on every subject that concerns our lives. Press TV, an Iranian news channel also reports on issues the US and British media fail to report on. You have musicians in the past and in the present that create music that inspires and informs people with their lyrics about political issues that affect all of us such as the British rock band Muse, Rapper Lowkey, Public Enemy, Iron Maiden, John Lennon, Smashing Pumpkins, Calle 13 (Puerto Rico), and many others. There have been comedians who made us laugh but also spoke about serious issues such George Carlin and Bill Hicks. The list goes on. A global awakening is taking place.
Latin America: America’s Backyard No More
Latin American nations have been subject to numerous invasions, Coups and financial manipulation of their economies for the past 500 years. Although there has been a resistance by various groups of people from farmers, Indigenous nations, labor unions, the poor, many political parties that sought independence from Western powers. Who would have thought in our time Latin American leaders such as Evo Morales, part of the Aymara, an indigenous nation located in the Andes and Altiplano regions of South America for more than 800+years would become President of Bolivia. President Morales was quoted as saying that “globalization and the neoliberal economic model have already been rejected in Latin America; it simply hasn’t been a solution for our people. At the same time, Latin countries like Venezuela and Argentina are anti-imperialist and anti-globalization, and yet their economies are growing again” criticizing Washington’s economic policy that has made life on the Latin American continent difficult for most of the people. Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa who was a victim of the Washington–backed Coup Attempt in 2010 by the National Police over reduced pension benefits recently stated to the press that “They’ve managed to focus attention on Snowden and on the ‘wicked’ countries that ‘support’ him, making us forget the terrible things against the US people and the whole world that he denounced,” Correa said “The world order isn’t only unjust, it’s immoral.” The world is changing. Imperial nations serve no one but the special interests of the elites who seek to rule the world with their Orwellian system that would enslave us all. The late Hugo Chavez of Venezuela made it possible to resist the American empire as he inspired other world leaders to follow in the same path for their country’s sovereignty. President Nicolas Madura will continue to resist the American empire and continue to try to improve the living standards of the Venezuelan people and to remain a sovereign nation despite recent threats on his life. The idea for a better world is possible. Latin American has been through numerous empires and it is now on a path to freedom in its 500 year history under Western Imperialism.
The Russian and Chinese Resistance: An Alliance that can Prevent World War
Russia and China has been at the forefront of trying to prevent a war in the Middle East. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called Secretary of Defense John Kerry a “liar” about the alleged chemical attack on the innocent civilians by the Syrian government on August 21st. China has opposed a strike on Syria because “The Chinese deputy finance minister, Zhu Guangyao, told a pre-G20 briefing: “Military action would have a negative impact on the global economy, especially on oil prices – it will cause a hike in the oil price” according to a BBC News report. Both countries oppose Washington’s insanity to bomb Syria. China and Russia are not invading or meddling in the internal affairs of any country. China for example is interested in economic growth and prosperity, not war or world domination. China never had ambitions to rule the world going back hundreds of years even when they traded with indigenous tribes worldwide before Western powers arrived. They never sought to rule over any indigenous nation or its people. Russia is also opposed to Western Imperial power and its dominance over every continent in the world. Western Imperial powers are described as a “Unipolar world” by Russian President Vladimir Putin in a speech he gave in the 43rd Munich conference on Security Policy in 2007. Here is what he said in reference to Imperial powers:
The history of humanity certainly has gone through unipolar periods and seen aspirations to world supremacy. And what hasn’t happened in world history?
However, what is a unipolar world? However one might embellish this term, at the end of the day it refers to one type of situation, namely one centre of authority, one centre of force, one centre of decision-making.
It is world in which there is one master, one sovereign. And at the end of the day this is pernicious not only for all those within this system, but also for the sovereign itself because it destroys itself from within.
And this certainly has nothing in common with democracy. Because, as you know, democracy is the power of the majority in light of the interests and opinions of the minority.
Incidentally, Russia – we – are constantly being taught about democracy. But for some reason those who teach us do not want to learn themselves.
I consider that the unipolar model is not only unacceptable but also impossible in today’s world. And this is not only because if there was individual leadership in today’s – and precisely in today’s – world, then the military, political and economic resources would not suffice. What is even more important is that the model itself is flawed because at its basis there is and can be no moral foundations for modern civilisation.
Along with this, what is happening in today’s world – and we just started to discuss this – is a tentative to introduce precisely this concept into international affairs, the concept of a unipolar world.
And with which results?
Unilateral and frequently illegitimate actions have not resolved any problems. Moreover, they have caused new human tragedies and created new centres of tension. Judge for yourselves: wars as well as local and regional conflicts have not diminished. Mr Teltschik mentioned this very gently. And no less people perish in these conflicts – even more are dying than before. Significantly more, significantly more!
Today we are witnessing an almost uncontained hyper use of force – military force – in international relations, force that is plunging the world into an abyss of permanent conflicts. As a result we do not have sufficient strength to find a comprehensive solution to any one of these conflicts. Finding a political settlement also becomes impossible.
We are seeing a greater and greater disdain for the basic principles of international law. And independent legal norms are, as a matter of fact, coming increasingly closer to one state’s legal system. One state and, of course, first and foremost the United States, has overstepped its national borders in every way. This is visible in the economic, political, cultural and educational policies it imposes on other nations. Well, who likes this? Who is happy about this?
Putin said that the Unipolar world has “no moral foundation for modern civilization.” I agree with his assessment considering what has happened with numerous empires throughout human history.
Syrian Resistance: a revolution from within and Washington’s Aggressive Behavior
The US, France, Great Britain and Israel want to attack Syria, a sovereign nation that does not to become a puppet state as President al Assad clarified in an interview with the Russian newspaper Izvestia, he said “Syria will never become a Western ‘puppet’ state. We are an independent country; we will fight terrorism and we will freely build relationships with countries in a way that best serves the interests of the Syrian people.” The Obama administration will sign an executive order launching strikes inside Syria. The US supposedly has 50 or more targets they intend to hit from the Mediterranean Sea with support from B-2 and B-52 long-range bombers for the mission. Francois Hollande the 5 foot 7 French President who seems to have “Napoleon Complex” is on board with the Obama administration to order strikes against Syria without parliament’s approval which is conveniently legal under the French constitution. The US and its Allies are going to start a war that will be seen as a war crime against humanity. It will be the start of World War III. Many people will die; a global economic downturn will follow. Our lives will change. But hope is not dead.
The resistance is here to stay. It is not going anywhere. The “New World Order” is concerned that is why they want war to distract us through their media entertainment. And at the same time they are imposing a police state through the Military and Security Industrial Complex. They are trying to control the internet, even shut it down if we allow them to. It will not work. Human consciousness is a powerful tool against the New World Order. You, me and every person on earth is the resistance. The “Truth” is our weapon. We need to spread the truth. Let’s change this world through knowledge and understanding of each other. There are people from every country and region on earth that is rejecting the program of the Anglo-American Establishment (the New World Order) and its corrupt allies. Governments from Russia, China, Iran, and the Palestinians, Latin America (Bolivia, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Argentina) all have one thing in common, they all want respect as sovereign nations regardless of their internal and external issues some nations might have.
I have hope for a better world for my children’s sake. From Rome to America, empires that seek to dominate the world have brought nothing but death, destruction and misery to us all. Although we face the prospect of World War III, there is hope for a better world as long as truth, justice and respect prevail among us as human beings. I believe that the New World Order and its power structure will eventually fail and that is a good thing. The ruling elite of the New World Order cannot stop humanity from seeking truth and justice. They have lost the battle. Spread the truth, let’s stop all wars. Let’s end the mass poverty and hunger implemented by certain institutions through financial fraud who charge high interest rates on almost every loan such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Federal Reserve Bank and the World Bank. Let’s stop the Military-Industrial Complex, Wall Street, and the major multinational corporations who exploit our resources for their own profits while the average people accumulate debt.
Although World War III is here, I have hope for humanity. It has never been greater. Syria, Iran, Russia, China along with many other countries and people’s of the planet do not want war. So far, only the US and French governments want to launch strikes into Syrian territory. It will be disastrous because Syria will respond, so will Iran, Russia and China. It will not end well, but one thing is for sure, those who are NOT the aggressors (US and France) are on the right side of history, one that seeks peace and prosperity for the world, not death and destruction. They will resist war as long as possible because we all know how war usually ends. In war nobody wins, one life that is lost on either side is still a loss. The fight for humanity will continue long after war. Empires have always failed in the past and so will the US and France because humanity will prevail. We as humans always resist tyranny in one form or another. The powers that seek to control us will continue but eventually they will fade away because we as conscious human beings will continue to seek truth, peace, love and prosperity. Stand with the Syrian people and hope for a peaceful way out. The US Empire has already failed with its lawless policies and has been steadily declining politically, financially, militarily and morally. An awakening among the masses has occurred that resulted in a global resistance and it is here to stay. We will Prevail.