At least John Pilger writes so in his article Break the silence: a world war is beckoning for TruePublica, whilst I wouldn’t go that far his article gives pause for thought.
The name of “our” enemy has changed over the years, from communism to Islamism, but generally it is any society independent of western power and occupying strategically useful or resource-rich territory. The leaders of these obstructive nations are usually violently shoved aside, such as the democrats Muhammad Mossedeq in Iran and Salvador Allende in Chile, or they are murdered like Patrice Lumumba in the Congo. All are subjected to a western media campaign of caricature and vilification – think Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez, now Vladimir Putin. John Pilger.
With no actual knowledge of what is happening, how do we know that John Pilger isn’t closer to the truth then our Governments would have us believe? All we do know is that the US is quite happy to support terrorists if it believes they will further US foreign policy, the rise of Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda is a prime example of American willingness to support anybody who would fight the Soviets.
Global Research’s A Timeline of CIA Atrocities contains numerous worrying examples from around the world but by the articles own admission is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
I’d like to think that after reading through those examples you would, like myself, wish to see the abolishment of the CIA and its counterparts across the western world, they really serve no useful purpose in a democratic society, in fact by their very nature they undermine democracy and promote fascism, but I suspect I’m a lone voice.
Still I diverge, John Pilger is concerened about events in Ukraine and as I’ve already outlined history shows us Pilger is likely to be correct, the Americans support anyone who’ll fight the Russians and that is cause for us to worry, because if the Americans are not careful the Armageddon Lobby might get their wish.
I should add I have no love for Putin, the law enacted on his watch aimed at limiting the rights of the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens is cause for concern as does Russia’s Press Freedom Index ranking of 152nd on a list of 180 countries. Although I also note that since David Cameron took office in 2010 the UK has slipped 14 places to 33.