The world is in turmoil and all roads lead to Washington. Europe is at a boiling point. Syria is a death zone and it would be far worse if Putin hadn't stopped the war Obama was going to foist upon Damascus in 2013. Further afield, fires are blazing or embers are in danger of flaring up. If Washington had succeeded with its designs on Assad the region would be in far worse shape than its in now. As a result of Putin's peacemaking, Washington stepped up it sword rattling toward Moscow to a very dangerous level.
Further back, the Americans started two deadly and illegal wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to 'stop terrorism'. Prior to this, Al Qaeda had no place in Iraq. Now it is operating alongside another Washington creation known as ISIS. ISIS apparently surprised the Americans with their sudden strength (the idiocy hypothesis). Now they are spreading into northern Africa thanks to the murder of Gaddafi.
The Americans have imposed sanctions on Russia, Venezuela, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Cuba, and others as a means of collective punishment. Sanctions are aimed to cause so much distress among the population that the target government will become unpopular. The death and suffering as a result of sanctions are considered, but not in a way a sane human being would think. They have also gutted the price of oil to hurt independent/defiant operators such as Russian or Venezuela governments.
It appears, by results, that American foreign policy is aimed at enhancing exactly what they profess to want to destroy; namely, Islamic extremism. European fascists are also reaping the whirlwind. The attack in Paris against Charlie Hebdo has played into the hands of La Pen's fascists as well as fascists across Europe. What will follow from increased anti-immigrant fascism will be increased anti-Muslim sentiments in France and throughout Europe. In turn, this will strengthen Al Qaeda, ISIS and Islamic militancy throughout the Middle East and beyond.
Over and over again American aggression just adds fuel to a raging fire and there seems to be no end in sight. Considering the recent GOP victories in mid term elections, it promises to get much worse.
Without even considering Asia, Latin America or Africa we can see that the chaos and violence caused by American foreign policy is heading straight into as much war as they can create without exposing their crypto-fascist designs; perhaps to lock down Western nations lock stock and barrel for 'national security' reasons.
Oddly enough, all this apparent bumbling resulting in so much death and displacement is not noticed in the press. Where are the commentaries from media that even question the competence of the state? Do they not notice every ostensible project their heroic commanders take on ends in miserable failure? Iraq is destroyed, Libya is destroyed as are Afghanistan and Syria and many other societies are suffering under American aggression whether it be sanctions or drone strikes. Even with no consideration of human costs, they have failed miserably when it comes to strategies to control and dominate much of the Middle East. The question is: Can they really be this incompetent? The short answer is, no.
They have destabilized the Middle East through clear lucid intent and that was one large objective toward their goal. If you think that sounds crazy, then you need to accept that the most powerful and massive military and intelligence operations in history are utterly incompetent. There is no third way.
If we accept the bumbler hypothesis we should recollect the initiation of the current troubles in Iraq beyond the war itself. The Americans divided the Sunnis and Shia leaving them with a situation where civil war was inevitable after they left. They are the creators of ISIS as they were the creators of Al Qeada while waging a proxy skirmish with Russia after its 1979 invasion of Afghanistan. We also need to recollect John McCain's recent back slaps and hand shakes with ISIS terrorists as he posed for pictures with them just inside the Syrian border from Turkey.
If you still think the American state is just some evil version of the keystone cops consider this (from 2013):
“With help from the C.I.A., Arab governments and Turkey have sharply increased their military aid to Syria’s opposition fighters in recent months, expanding a secret airlift of arms and equipment for the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, according to air traffic data, interviews with officials in several countries and the accounts of rebel commanders.
The airlift, which began on a small scale in early 2012 and continued intermittently through last fall, expanded into a steady and much heavier flow late last year, the data shows. It has grown to include more than 160 military cargo flights by Jordanian, Saudi and Qatari military-style cargo planes landing at Esenboga Airport near Ankara, and, to a lesser degree, at other Turkish and Jordanian airports.”
And, “From offices at secret locations, American intelligence officers have helped the Arab governments shop for weapons, including a large procurement from Croatia, and have vetted rebel commanders and groups to determine who should receive the weapons as they arrive, according to American officials speaking on the condition of anonymity. The C.I.A. declined to comment on the shipments or its role in them.”
If we maintain that they are as incompetent as they seem, we cannot ignore the results of their activities have destabilized all of the Middle East. Europe cannot escape the fall out and in Europe, fascism is becoming attractive to many lumpen nationalists. Incredibly, in a very short time fascism and chronic terrorism have reduced the European sense of security to what has been common in developing nations.
While we weep over the blood of the French cartoonists that intentionally fanned the flames of the Empire we cannot forget that their blood, ultimately, is on the hands of the American President whether it be Bush or Obama. They have literally spilt gallons. Minor players like Harper and Blair are guilty as are so many others including many media personalities and publications.
As they voice outrage at this massacre, watch very closely. And watch your back.