Saturday, August 9, 2008
THE INEVITABLE PARTIALLY ARRIVED
I had written a great deal for today's entry.
Then, something occurred before I posted today's entry.
I don't know quite what it was.
A technical glitch of some sort, and, most of it disappeared, irretrievably lost.
And, then, I thought.
What difference does it make?
I have had tons of information on my blog for months, years.
Does it make any difference?
So, where are we now. Lots and lots of simultaneous events and provocations, all predictable and foreseen.
Most, many, of which I have highlighted, previously, on my blog.
All of it unfolding against the crass backdrop of our American tabloid media's non-stop obsession with a completely irrelevant sex affair.
I pity anyone here without access to the internet.
They have not the foggiest idea what is occurring in the real world.
So, back to that real world.
Another totally foreseen war, provocation, this time, GEORGIA INITIATED against Russia/South Ossetia/Abkhazia.
I will not regurgitate what I have highlighted on this blog for many months and current developments which are being reported on numerous websites, elsewhere.
Obviously, tiny Georgia cannot possibly expect to win a military victory against mighty Russia.
So, the timing and purpose for this sudden, but, not unexpected, escalation and provocation is other than military victory.
Keep in mind ALL the many provocations from Georgia to China and elsewhere when reading the following about an American arms cache in Kyrgyzstan,
Well, I do not expect international forces to come to the aid of Georgia, much as Georgia might like.
But, I do expect Russia will be blamed.
And, justification for NATO expansion.
And, this comes simultaneous to the UN Security Council sanctions on Iran.
And, then, there's Turkey.
Since I live amongst a nation of fools, let me say, once again, NOT ONE UTTERANCE HAS BEEN MADE HERE AGAINST TURKEY'S PSEUDO-ISLAMIC REACTIONARY, FASCIST, PRIVATIZING, WESTERN ALIGNED AKP GOVERNMENT AND IN SUPPORT OF TURKEY'S VEHEMENT OPPOSITION.
Turkey's governing AKP continues to exist in a precarious situation.
Sitting in the middle, geographically, between Turkey and Russia is Georgia.
And, of course, the Western backed, BTC pipeline, running from the Caspian thru Georgia to Turkey, which already has been attacked.
If Turkey's present AKP government were toppled and Turkey realigned itself with Russia instead of the US/Western interests, the results would be more than dramatic, to say the least.
It would be a phenomenal, fantastic, sea change. Additionally, AKP's current, regional partner is, of course, their other Fascist, pseudo-Islamic, reactionary regime, Iran.
And, then, of course, laying over everyone's head, the Sword of Damocles,the Kirkuk explosion.
And, even more regional developments and potential instability, another General Strike threatened in Lebanon. What will Hezbollah do this time? And, as well, developments in Egypt and labor strikes in Kuwait.
The best is yet to come.
As for current US politics, still, NO class unity demonstrated around the simplest, most obvious demand for a universal, single-payer health care plan.
If Americans cannot identify their own class interests and act upon it/them in a militant, coherent way, then it is ridiculous to expect differences in foreign affairs.
One is an extension of the other.
Anyone entertaining any idea to the opposite is living in a delusion world, phantasyland.
The US is the most captive in this best of all captive nations.