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War Comic Script: Mainlandia Invaded in ‘Exercise Southern Katipo 2013’ – Timaru Liberated!

By Snoopman

11 November 2013

A spider that flies

Imagine that the United States’ main military operations organization, Strategic Command (or StratCom), is the head of a heavily armoured spider, whose habitat is global.[i] Imagine also that its body is the US Department of Defense and its heart is the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. Then, imagine that the legs of this spider can fly and that it has landed in New Zealand.

Currently, a multi-country military exercise called Exercise Southern Katipo 2013 is taking place in the lower half of New Zealand’s South Island.[ii]

According to the New Zealand Defence Force, the training exercise will test its capability to deploy forces to a South West Pacific island or nation, with help from other countries, if required.

The training operation takes its name from the poisonous katipo spider, and featured troops landing on beaches of the South Canterbury coastline of the South Island in “Stage 1 – Force Projection” last week. Of the two kinds of katipo spider – red and black – which live in the sandy habitats of coastlines, the red katipo is the only katipo  found in the South Island. Hence, the logo for the exercise features a red katipo spider.

Because spiders are famous for having eight legs, perhaps there is symbolic significance behind the supply of eight Lockheed C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft by the US military for the three week-long training exercise, which began on Monday November 4.

Southern Katipo: The comic-book world of a League of Goodmen vs Team Badistan

In Exercise Southern Katipo 2013, the Southern half of the South Island has become a country called Mainlandia. For the purposes of the exercise, the rest of the South Island does not exist. The North Island is New Zealand.

The scenario reads like a boy’s comic for the ‘War on Terror’ era. The corporate news media has reproduced the NZ Defence Force’s propaganda so uncritically that the Nazi’s Minister of Propaganda and evil genius, Joseph Goebbels, would surely have creamed his Hugo Boss manufactured pants if he were still alive to plot, be fanatical and cynical, and jerk stiff Hitler-esque goose-steps for kicks. Without a hint of joke-humour-mocking-fun at the NZ military, the few newspapers from the two trans-Tasman media conglomerates  – Fairfax Media and APN News and Media – that have covered the war game exercise report that the NZ-led military coalition seeks to overcome the “bad guys”, “bad people”,  “baddies” and even a local “Taliban”. Bless.

The Southern Katipo scenario envisaged escalating tensions wherein Mainlandia was “teetering on the brink of an ethnic-fuelled civil war” between the Bekarans and the Alpirians. According to the New Zealand Defence Force’s press release, the conflict had arisen following a recent election, because the prime minister of Mainlandia refused to step down (rather than either ethnicity actually using their enemies as fire accelerants in the “ethnic-fuelled civil war”).[iii]

It’s an easy mistake for Euro-American-centric military planners to make, since the Global Military Propaganda-Media Complex often describes conflicts in far-flung countries as merely hostilities between ethnic groups. These oversimplified descriptions draw on the lingering prejudices about fighting ‘savages’ from the colonial era. (These prejudices were termed a ‘European superiority complex’ in the documentary The Leech and the Earthworm).

Such propaganda omits to mention that the top suppliers of weapons are the world’s major governments, according to the New Internationalist’s No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade. The news media also regularly fails to report America’s numerous client oligarchies around the world, who exploit the populations that they rule over, as described by US foreign policy critic Noam Chomsky in Deterring Democracy.

Back in the fictional world of Mainlandia, the recalcitrant government is supported by a militia, comprising the population situated in the fictional Bekaran region. The Timaru Herald reported in mid-October that the militia’s stronghold is located in the small city of Timaru, the capital of the Bekaran. Securing Timaru’s seaport and airport was the initial priority.

Ironically, Southern Katipo’s goal is to “restore law and order”, as worded in a New Zealand Defence Force media release, titled “Large Scale International Military Exercise Underway”. The NZ Defence Force seemed unaware that its major coalition partner, the United States, routinely practices subversion of genuine democracy when mass populaces choose leaders not fit for the term ‘client state’.

The New Zealand government has formed a coalition of forces to remove Mainlandia’s government, under the auspices of an organization called the International Stability Mission for Mainlandia (INSTAMM). Thus, the New Zealand coalition is comprised of the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, and Tonga.

Despite having a sizeable army, the island nation of Fiji, which is situated in the South West Pacific Ocean about 2000 kilometres north of New Zealand, is absent without invitation. In the real world, Fiji is famous for having coup d’états.

Notwithstanding the boy’s comic book scenario, the coalition of ‘defence’ forces will attempt to overcome a small militia of “bad people” located in a small rural township called Cave, which is Northwest of Timaru, according to The Timaru Herald‘s report of October 15. There is also “Waimate Taliban” in Waimate, a town south of Timaru that is to be suppressed, according to a November 7 report in the Oamaru Mail.

The location of Cave and the Waimate Taliban have symbolic meaning because the scenario references the myth of the Al Qaeda masterminds directing the 9/11 terrorist attacks from caves in Afghanistan. This myth has been thoroughly discredited by scholars that feature in the book The 9/11 Conspiracy: The Scamming of America, edited by James Fetzer.[iv]

The South Canterbury region was chosen because, according to Commander Kempster, “we wanted our international guests to appreciate how beautiful New Zealand is. It’s got everything we need – Timaru has a really good port, infrastructure and Tekapo has the training areas up the valley. It’s an area where the people are very supportive of the Defence Force”, Kempster told the Oamaru Mail.

The C-130’s, along with two Boeing C17 Globemasters, will provide troop mobility and airlift “hardware”. Because C130 Hercules can be equipped with surveillance gathering technology, Exercise Southern Katipo seems to be a means to extend the web of the StratCom’s surveillance reach. StratCom’s base at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska integrates into an entire global network the strike capability of the nine regional combatant commands, including U.S. Pacific Command (or PACOM). Based in Oahu, Hawaii, PACOM not only oversees the Pacific. Its watch includes China, India and the rest of South East Asia.

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It is also curious that this joint military exercise between nine other countries has received hardly any media coverage, despite the fact that it is the largest ever multi-force exercise in New Zealand, with over 2500 soldiers, sailors and airmen, 20 aircraft including 10 helicopters, three ships and five NZ civil agencies.

US Troop Transports at the Christchurch International Airport. (Photo by Snoopman)

US Troop Transports at the Christchurch International Airport. (Photo by Snoopman)

Much of the miniscule media coverage to date is unintentionally peppered with gems that could easily be cut-and-pasted into the satirical online New Zealand news-site, The Civilian, without much of a twist.

On November 11, The Timaru Herald reported in an article headlined, “Troops liberate Mainlandia”, that “[t]he enemy is based in Waimate, with a small pocket of baddies in Cave.”

In the New Zealand Herald’s first report of Southern Katipo 2013, published on the evening of November 11, it quoted Commander of the coalition forces Colonel John Howard saying that local farmers were playing the “bad guy”. Howard had stuck to the NZ Defence Force’s talking points earlier in the day in an interview for Maori Television’s Te Kaea news, when he stated the exercise would test the capability of NZ’s Defence Forces to work with its “coalition partners”.[v]

In his interview with The New Zealand Herald, Howard successfully downplayed the presence of forces and “assets” from the world’s global military empire, the United States of America. Howard enthused that the war game was just “role playing, like kids do in the backyard at weekends, only a little bigger.”

Southern Katipo’s chief of staff Commander Peter Kempster was also ready with bite-sized folksy analogies fit for print news audiences with a reading age of 12. Those with stunted mental and emotional development hinder themselves from wanting to seek out books, articles and documentaries that critique why exactly the world is still at war 95 years after the end of ‘the war to end all wars’, such as the documentary Why We Fight, by Eugene Jarecki. Kempster helpfully explained to the Oamaru Mail on November 7 that the military exercise is “a bit like a treasure hunt, they go from place to place getting information and intelligence.”

Commander Kempster, who sounded more like an interim political governor puppet appointed by George W. Bush’s regime, added positively, “The people of Mainlandia have welcomed us as liberators. We’ve been treated to some great southern hospitality.”

Kempster evidently missed the news that even war propaganda can seriously backfire sometimes, especially when the world subsequently learns that the reasons used to promote an invasion turn out to be proven as lies, as Eugene Jarecki deftly shows in his documentary, Why We Fight.

Then there are the reports published by wire-feed news services and on November 7 2013 that relayed a media release from the NZ Defence Force. The media release extensively quotes Southern Katipo’s Chief of Joint Operations, a Lieutenant General with a name that would surely give the Bekaran baddies a foreboding feeling if the ridiculous war game script were taken to the nth degree. Lieutenant General Ash Power stated that the war exercise, “allows us to train together to maximize interoperability for regional operations.”[vi]

Such operations would help the so-called “League of Pacific Nations” overcome a real world military commander, such as Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama who has ruled Fiji since 2006. The countries training together in Southern Katipo have been referred to as a “League of Pacific Nations” in the two wire news services that relayed the New Zealand Defence Force media release (as mentioned earlier).[vii]

Partnering with terrorist states: The French and American Connections

Evidently, for a good invasion with some surprises, you need some US and French generals too, who are part of a top brass contingent attending Exercise Southern Katipo.

But, what’s missing from the NZ Defence Force’s press release titled, “10-Nation War Games Test NZDF’s Core Skills” and its YouTube video imaginatively titled “Trailer: Exercise Southern Katipo”, are any acknowledgements that the French government conducted an act of terrorism in New Zealand waters on July 10, 1985.

Two French saboteurs, Jacques Camurier and Alain Tonel, who were among 13 secret agents sent to New Zealand, attached two bombs to Greenpeace’s Pacific Ocean flagship, the Rainbow Warrior.[viii]

The two French secret agents, travelled two kilometres in a Zodiac inflatable dinghy from Mechanics Bay to Marsden Wharf in Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour, where the Rainbow Warrior was berthed. On board was the payload of two limpet mines.[ix]

In the aftermath, the New Zealand government capitulated to the terror-sponsoring French state when, in July 1986, prime minister David Lange released the only two apprehended French DGSE (Secret Service) agents, Captain Dominique Prieur and Major Alain Mafart, for their part in the Rainbow Warrior bomb plot.[x]  Under French coercion, the two terrorists were sent to Hao Atoll, a French military base in French Polynesia to finish out their sentences, and were released within two years.

The Lange government’s capitulation to coercion from France’s government, and the United Nation’s lack of resolve to pursue justice with the French state and its spy apparatus meant, in effect, that the world community tacitly endorsed state-sponsored terrorism.

It was, therefore, truly ironic that New Zealand’s hard-fought stance against nuclear terror, that provoked prime minister David Lange to ban nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed vessels from New Zealand waters in 1984, resulted in the buying-out of its government with a ‘compensation’ sum of $13 million for the French state’s terrorist attack. In essence, this face-saving exercise for the Lange Labour government amounted to furtherance of conspiracy, since the core of the criminal French group responsible for Operation Satanique (Satanic) were left at-large.

Also missing from the NZ Defence Force’s media release and YouTube video is an acknowledgement of the implausibility of the United States government’s version of the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11 2001.

Numerous scholars, journalists and professionals contest the official 9/11 terrorism narrative. Their investigations vary according to expertise, such as technical studies of: the near-free fall speed collapses of the three towers that imploded at the World Trade Centre; tracking the four hijacked flights; and presenting the more likely suspects.[xi]

Among this group of 9/11 investigators, are individuals such as Kevin Ryan, Ian Henshall, Rowland Morgan, Mike Ruppert and Webster Tarpley, who posit that ‘deep state criminal actors’ occupied key leadership, technical and planning positions within the United States corporate world and state apparatus, and orchestrated the terrorism of September 11, 2001. Furthermore, author of 9/11 Synthetic Terror Webster Tarpley, has found that there were up to 46 terror drills and war games that occurred on September 11 2001.[xii] These exercises provided the necessary cover for criminal actors within the state-corporate nexus to make the terror drills and war games go live.

In other words, this citizen’s initiated 9/11 investigation presents evidence that is much more credible than the success attributed to the box-cutter-totting patsies that are alleged to have taken over four air-liners.

Because every state in the world failed in its duty to test the official 9/11 story, the Bush regime was able to launch a ‘Global War on Terror’.

Yet, it needs to be remembered that when the mainstream media could no longer ignore the Bush regime’s justifications for America’s second War on Iraq were false, major news outlets everywhere, however, also failed to seriously question whether the reasons for the broader war – the Global War of Terror – were also false.

Cheesily narrated Hollywood movie trailer and a twist ending

In a world where … terrorists in caves in Afghanistan with satellite phones, swizzy laptops, and poor quality video cameras orchestrated the 9/11 attacks; where the news media can be relied on to repeat childish analogies about the systematic planning of  permanent war in their own metaphorical back yard; and where democratically unelected bad governments won’t take a hike, America’s Spidery Empire has a mission to bomb the world into … Freedom. One exercise will prepare these Liberating War-fighters for the task of keeping the South West Pacific Ocean free, on our permanent watch, of military leaders that we can’t dictate our democratic values to: Exercise Southern Katipo.

It must be hard for the world’s military rank and file to question the validity of the scenarios being scripted. After all, Exercise Southern Katipo lacks a historically-grounded back-story and New Zealand’s news media merely rely on: the Global Military Propaganda-Media Complex’s news stories, movies like Pearl Harbor, History Channel’s battle-focused documentaries and their dad’s and granddad’s sanitized coffee table books on war battles to inform them.

Reading the mediocre media coverage on Exercise Southern Katipo, thus far, provokes us all in the Snoopman News room to wonder if the French are supplying any Zodiacs, or if the Americans brought any box-cutters?

Since the NZ Defence Force are a coalition partner now, we also wonder if the Atlantic French and the USA Americans representing their respective empires will symbolically signal the phenomena known as false flag operations. False flag operations can involve fictional scenarios such as war games and terror drills, or their spin-offs that go live intentionally. The goal is a propagandist one, wherein an enemy can be blamed for a military attack or other act of terror.

Maybe the echelon of the NZ Defence Force has already signaled this to advance the game, given that the katipo spider is poisonous, hides in driftwood and beach grass and the colouration varies with latitude.


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[i] Jacqueline Cabasso. (2008, April 26). Strategic Command (StratCom) in Context: The Hidden Architecture of U.S. Militarism. Retrieved from

[ii] Exercise Southern Katipo Monday, (2013, October 21).  MRC Aviation. Retrieved from; Miles, Tracy. (2013, October 15).  Defence force training in South Canterbury. The Timaru Herald. Retrieved from; Ryan, Rebecca. (2013, November 7). Big Defence Force exercise in action. Oamaru Mail. Retrieved from

[iii] 10-Nation War Games Test NZDF’s Core Skills. (2013, November 10). Retrieved from

[iv] Fetzer, James. (Ed). (2007). The 9/11 Conspiracy: The Scamming of America.

[v]  Bayer, Kurt. (2013, November 11). Timaru invaded in large-scale war game. The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved from; Treacher, Aroha. (2013, November 11). Te Kaea. Maori Television. Retrieved from

[vi] Foreign Affairs. (2013, November 7). Anzac action in New Zealand during Exercise Southern Katipo 2013. Retrieved from

[vii] Large-Scale International Military Exercise Underway.; Foreign Affairs. (2013, November 7). Anzac action in New Zealand during Exercise Southern Katipo 2013. Retrieved from; New Zealand Defence Force. (2013, November 1). Large-Scale International Military Exercise Underway (Page updated 2013, November 5); Multinational military training exercise begins (2013, November 11). Retrieved from; Field, Michael. (2013, June 30); LiveNews. (2013, November 7).

The “League of Pacific nations” tag is curious because France and the United Kingdom are not located adjacent to or in the Pacific Ocean. However, the “League of Pacific Nations” references the ‘League of Nations’ that emerged out of World War One, which was comprised of the Allied Powers, except the United States.

In an era when ‘the American people’ had seen the world map redrawn to capitalize on the vast oil prize of the ‘Middle East, a majority of their Congressman could see that such coalition would rival the United States. The resolution to join the belligerent ‘League of Nations’ failed to pass in the US Congress, as James Perloff explained in his book The Shadows of Power.

It is unfortunate that most ‘war-fighters’, as they are referred to in US Full Spectrum Dominance military parlance,  learn sanitized versions regarding why World War I and II occurred. As Snoopman News reported on September 11 2013, in an article titled ‘In Terrorism We Trust’: A Spooky Anglo-American Brotherhood Tradition Since 1915”, an Anglo-American Fraternity sought to make war against Germany in order to strengthen their own ambitions for world domination.

See also: Rabuka fires warning shot at Bainimarama. Retrieved from

[viii] Robie, David. (1995, November). A photographer’s date with a nuclear death. Pacific Journalism Review, Vol 2, No 1. Retrieved from

[ix] One bomb weighing 10 kilos was attached to the propeller shaft; the other weighed 15 kilos, and was set against the hull next to the engine room. (Robie 1995).

[x] Captain Dominique Prieur and Major Alain Mafart posed as Swiss honeymooning tourists  and “were responsible for picking up and removing one of those responsible for the placement of the explosive devices”.  Robie, David. (2007, November 30). The Rainbow Warrior  bombers, the media and  the judiciary. Pacific Media Centre. p.3-4.  Retrieved from

Sinking the Rainbow Warrior – nuclear free New Zealand. (2012, December 20). New Zealand History Online. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved from

[xi] See: 9/11 Revealed – Challenging Facts Behind the War on Terror (Henshall & Morgan 2005); 9/11 Revealed: The New Evidence (Henshall 2007); The 9/11 Conspiracy: The Scamming of America (Fetzer 2007); Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects (Ryan 2013); 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA (Tarpley 2007); 9/11: Blueprint for Truth. Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (Gage 2008); Loose Change: Second Edition and Final Cut (Avery 2007);]; Demolitions: 9/11 Mysteries (Smallstorm 2007);; Thompson, Paul et al. “The Complete 911 Timeline Project.” Cooperative Research History Commons

[xii] See: Tarpley, Webster Griffin.  (n.d.). The 46 Drills, Operations, War Games, And Activities Of 9/11. Retrieved from

‘In Terrorism We Trust’: A Spooky Anglo-American Brotherhood Tradition Since 1915

By Steve Edwards AKA Snoopman

11 September 2013

Updated 18 September 2013

This article outlines long historical processes that have been shaped by an Anglo-American Brotherhood. Its draws the connection between their secret efforts to destabilize Syria since 2011, and a well-established pattern of Anglo-American state-sponsored terrorism used to convert uncooperative countries into ‘free markets’ since the 1960s. It then locates Obama’s Blitz speech at St Petersburg within the context of the Anglo-American Brotherhood’s covert plots that embroiled not only America in World War I and II, but also their deliberate build up of the Nazi war machine for the eventual goal of world domination. This article also sketches the Anglo-American Fraternity’s involvement in 9/11 and the 7/7 London bombings. To conclude, it clarifies why any expectation that the Anglo-American dominated media system would boldly communicate this secret and exceptionally spooky history of the Anglo-American Brotherhood is logically flawed. It argues that non-governmental organizations worldwide need to ‘kill’ their Sacred Cows if they are serious about world peace (See: Snoopman News for sourced references and footnotes at


Attempts made recently by the United States’ executive branch of government to gain widespread international and domestic support for a war on Syria have ‘deep’ historical precedents. These ‘deep’ historical precedents, however, remain suppressed. In Syria’s case, propaganda has been used to justify military intervention, while ignoring US-NATO-Israeli sponsored covert operations to create Syria’s civil war. Just as today, most Americans are opposed to a potential US-led war on Syria; ‘the American people’ were largely against being embroiled in Europe’s wars prior to the United States’ military joining in the conflicts that became known as World Wars One and Two. Then, as now, a consortium of wealthy Anglo-American ruling class elites agitated for war and used the media as mechanisms of propaganda.[1] Since propaganda is the mass deployment of persuasion by dominant coalitions, who omit key evidence in order to gain society’s submission, grass-roots education of mass populaces is vital to counter those that agitate for war.[2]

The most effective way to do this is to show with historical examples the criminality that is required to launch wars, emphasize the historical continuity of war-agitating criminal groups that occupy core institutions, and identify the leading war criminals among today’s transnational capitalist class.[3] By exposing these patterns, this strategy can undermine the legitimacy of key insiders and institutions. Building a case for war criminality is essential to the construction of a global pro-peace coalition. Otherwise, the key criminal groups of what I call an Anglo-American Brotherhood will remain intact.

In support of my argument that an Anglo-American Brotherhood’s business is making wars as a means to gain control over resources in order to make money (and control populations through its own banking system), I will outline its secret history back to the early 1890s. First, I will briefly provide context to the Syrian civil war. Then, I will correct popular perceptions about the Anglo-American Brotherhood’s involvement in World War I and II, post-1945 military interventions, and make the connection between terrorism and free markets.

A Plan to Bomb Syria into a ‘Free market’ Utopian Future?

Following the apparent gas attacks in Damascus, the Obama regime blamed Syria’s Assad regime for using chemical weapons on its own people.[4] US government officials claimed they had verifiable evidence, but refused to release it to the public. Many critics have pointed out that because the United States government justified its second War on Iraq on claims it fabricated with the United Kingdom government, the world remains justifiably suspicious of the  case made recently for military intervention in Syria’s civil war. To recap, America’s second War on Iraq started in March 2003, based on deceptive claims that the Saddam regime had: weapons of mass destruction stockpiles, aided Al Qaeda in the 9/11 terror attacks and was a threat to the security of the United States.[5]

It took the world’s major media outlets until late 2005 to force an admission from George W. Bush that his administrations’ claims about Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction were false, and a further 10 months to get the US president to admit that there was no connection between Saddam Hussein and 9/11.[6] This failure by the world’s major media outlets occurred because they ignored the lesson that at least 15 million people were trying to teach. The massive worldwide anti-Iraq war demonstrations of February 15 2003 occurred because people everywhere did not believe the claims of the Bush and Blair governments.[7] The major news outlets’ belated challenge, and their subsequent failure to stay on the story to pressure for prosecutions of key players in the George W. Bush and Tony Blair regimes for conspiring to make war, bares much cause for skepticism over the case made recently for a US-led air raid on Syria.

The pro-Anglo-American world media system is ignoring a long-range plan to destabilize the Syrian government. This war plan is part of a broader Middle East war plan. As former US General Wesley Clark disclosed in 2007, he learned in November 2001 that Pentagon war planners had a plan “to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and finishing off [with] Iran.”[8] Despite US president Obama and US secretary of state John Kerry outlining a war plan that would allegedly not involve ‘troops on the ground’, NATO Special Forces from Britain, France, Qatar, Turkey and the United States have laid a quiet siege on Syria beginning in mid-March 2011. As has been reported copiously on Russia Today and Global Research, these agent provocateurs have been supplying rebel forces with finance, arms, ammunition, and communications equipment inside Syria’s borders, in contravention of international law.[9] This antagonism also contradicts the pro-Anglo-American world media’s picture of a civil war, wherein they have reproduced the perception that only state militaries have access to the nerve agent, sarin. Indeed, the very justification for a NATO ‘humanitarian intervention’ relies on the world not knowing that NATO forces have been supplying arms to Islamic fundamentalist fighters affiliated with Al Qaeda to help take out a government of an Arab country.

Syria, along with Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran got on the Pentagon’s hit list because they were neither members of the Bank for International Settlements, the central banks of central banks, nor were they members of the World Trade Organization. This meant that they were not under the control of their jurisdictions and, therefore, their financial and trade systems were not sufficiently liberalized. Without a ‘free market’ economic framework in place, huge banking and industrial transnational corporations would not be able to economically exploit these countries for their natural ‘resources’, including humans.[10]

The United States insists that oil be traded in US currency, which is controlled by a Wall Street-Federal Reserve banking cartel.[11] Thus, in order to introduce ‘free market’ economic frameworks to mostly benefit the Anglo-American Brotherhood, a US-led NATO-Israeli sponsored armed insurrection is the current means to gain control of numerous governments in the Arab world. In Syria’s case, it is aligned with oil-rich Iran, which supplies oil to Russia and China and is nearing completion of a gas pipeline to the Arabian Sea port of Gwadar, in southwest Pakistan that will supply China. Additionally, in July 2011, Iran, Iraq and Syria, agreed to build an oil pipeline that would, in effect, make Syria a ‘Pipelineistan’ route to the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea, Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean.[12] Syria also has oil and gas.

As professor Michel Chossudovsky reports on Global Research, numerous US senators in August 2011 lobbied Obama for economic sanctions on Syria that were intended to isolate the country from selling or supplying oil and gas. In other words, the US sanctions were a form of economic warfare. Economic warfare uses economic means as a political strategy to coerce competitors to alter their policies or actions, or to weaken their capacity to engage with other economies.[13]

We, therefore, all need to interpret US president Barack Obama’s Blitz comment made on September 6 2013 at the G20 summit in St Petersburg as propaganda. Obama compared the American mass populaces’ reluctance to be embroiled in another Middle East war with their forebears’ during the Nazi-era.[14] Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, ‘the American people’ were largely opposed to rescuing Britain from Nazi aerial bombings or the Blitz.[15] Obama’s Blitz comparison was propaganda, not simply because the US Military-Industrial-Think Tank Complex has no empathy for ordinary humans being maimed and killed, whether by gas attacks abroad, or by terrorism occurring on ‘American soil’. Rather, it is because an American president and other leading state actors can only make this kind of manipulative claim because the true history of Anglo-American antagonism to create the conditions for World War I and II is not widely known.

Bombing the World into Freedom: World Wars One and Two

As William Engdahl argues in his books, A Century of War and Gods of Money, an American oligarchy has maintained secret alliances with their British counterparts not only to provoke war through economic warfare but also through covert acts of terror. Over time, the Anglo-American Fraternity has refined the art of what is known as ‘false flag operations’.[16] Such operations involve covert acts of provocation to lure an enemy to make an overt attack, or actual acts of terror conducted by the state with the intention to frame the enemy as the perpetrator. This alliance of the Anglo-American Brotherhood is maintained with the cover of sophisticated propaganda.

Their first venture in clandestine operations was undertaken as a means to embroil the United States in the European war that commenced in 1914, as G. Edward Griffin argues in his book, The Creature from Jekyll Island. On May 1 1915, an armed auxiliary cruiser class military ship called the Lusitania, set sail from New York across the Atlantic carrying a cargo that included six million rounds of ammunition that were illegally supplied by the J.P. Morgan Company. The British ship was sunk off the coast of Ireland on May 7 after a German U-Boat fired one torpedo. Unbeknown to its civilian passengers, the ship, which was built as a cruise liner that could be commandeered by the Royal Navy in time of war, had been re-registered as a military vessel after a re-fit in 1913.

The captain of the Lusitania was not informed that there would be no rendezvous with a British destroyer, the Juno, which was called off its escort mission at the last minute. Crucially, Winston Churchill, a Freemason who at the time was First Lord of the Admiralty, issued an order in October 1914 that British merchant ships were to ram or fire at German U-boats. By Churchill’s own admission, his order would coerce German U-boats to make their attacks fully submerged. Churchill reasoned that it would raise the probability that the German U-boats would mistake a neutral Great Power’s vessel for a British ship and therefore Britain would gain more Allies to fight Germany. Although 1195 people died in the sinking of the Lusitania, the expected “flame of indignation” did not “sweep America … into the war”, as president Woodrow Wilson’s closest advisor and agent provocateur, Colonel Edward Mandell House, put it in his private papers.[17] The propaganda did not work as the key protagonists expected.

To gain America’s entry into what became known as World War I, the United States government demonized Germans in the minds of the American public. On 13 April 1917, president Woodrow Wilson tasked a Committee on Public Information with a pro-war mission to persuade ‘the American people’ because Britain’s two-front war with Germany was unraveling due, in part, to mutiny in an exhausted Russian Army, Britain’s ally. The American oligarchy, around the orbit of the Morgan banking and industrial dynasty, was faced with financial ruination because it had advanced the European Allied Powers with $1.5 billion in credit, and had underwritten $5 billion in supplies. If the Allied Powers had lost and Germany had been able to control the Eurasian landmass (the Middle East and Central Asia), then they would have struggled to service their loans. Crucially, Britain was bankrupt on the eve of the ‘Great War’. Consequently, the American oligarchy would have been unlikely to realize their covert plans to dominate the world. To this end, the propaganda manufactured by the Committee on Public Information included fake images of German soldiers bayoneting Belgian babies.[18]

Across the Atlantic, the British oligarchy deliberately created the conditions to make war with Germany well before 1914, and devised a two global war strategy, with their American counterparts’ conscious help. As assistant professor of political economy at the University of Washington, Guido Giacomo Preparata, demonstrates in his book Conjuring Hitler, Germany’s industrial strength was perceived as a threat to the waning British Empire. To correct this intolerable situation, the British oligarchy pursued an encirclement strategy over the entire Eurasian landmass to ‘lock out’ the rival European power. Indeed, the British oligarchy long had a belligerent policy for making war against the strongest power of continental Europe by making secret agreements with the second strongest power. By 1907, the British oligarchy had sealed a ‘Triple Entente’ agreement with France and Russia, which bound these powers to fight Germany if it was at war with Britain. The British oligarchy was intent on preventing Germany completing a railroad to Baghdad, and thus, gaining a trans-continental link to a major source of oil that would rival the British and French-controlled Suez Canal route. A consensus, traceable back to early 1890s, drove the ambitions of Britain’s oligarchy to reignite the British Empire. The British oligarchy were (and still are) bound by a fraternal brotherhood of London clubs, comprised of bankers, diplomats, officers and the aristocrats.

The British Fraternity’s biggest fear was that Germany would forge an alliance with Russia. Drawing Germany into a two front-war would ensure Germany would be smashed, and its remnant society would be ripe in the inter-war years for financial and economic attack. The two-front war strategy would also ensure that Germany would weaken Russia. In the inter-war period, the Bank of England’s governor, Montagu Norman, managed the collapse of the Germany economy, by masterminding an unstable web of debt, speculation and international trade between 1925 and 1931. Norman did this as part of a broader, older plan hatched by the British Fraternity to conjure a political foe in the German Republic that could be provoked to make war and, thus, in the ensuing conflict wreck Britain’s two strongest rivals on the European continent, Germany and Russia.

Since the American capitalist oligarchy and elites that comprised the US state saw the opportunity to emerge from these global conflicts as the world’s dominant military and financial empire, they devised their own belligerent strategy. In Gods of Money, Engdahl draws on excellent scholarly work to disclose that the Wall Street banking and industrial cartel did not stop at financing the Allied Powers in the European war that became World War I. Because this criminal group was left intact, they were free to make bigger and bolder plans. As Engdahl, and Anthony Sutton, in Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler, make clear, the American Fraternity deliberately financed the Nazis. The Wall Street banks included: the Chase National Bank (now JP Morgan Chase); the Schroeder-Rockefeller Company; the Manhattan Bank; the National City Bank of New York (now Citibank); the New York Trust Company; V. A. Harriman & Co. and Dillon & Read.[19]

Furthermore, Engdahl and Sutton, along with Charles Higham in Trading with the Enemy, and Edwin Black in numerous books, including Nazi Nexus, demonstrate that some of America’s leading industrial corporations supplied the fascist regime with patents, technologies and materials, in order to ultimately gain from the destruction of the Third Reich’s war machine. These corporations included: International Business Machines (IBM), Rockefeller’s Standard Oil cartel, General Motors, General Electric, DuPont, Dow Chemical and International Telephone and Telegraph (IT&T). Without these technologies and co-investments from American industrial and banking corporations, the Nazis could not have: motorized their army; flown bombers and fighter planes; manufactured explosives on an epic scale; and exploited information to make the inevitable Holocaust as horrific as it became.

Yet, these two global wars were ostensibly fought to uphold the value of ‘freedom’ that the ‘free world’ was meant to regard highly. As Preparata points out in Conjuring Hitler, both global conflicts resulted in the destruction of 70 million lives. In light of these revisions of officially sanitized 20th century history, Obama’s reference to America’s Nazi-era reluctance to be embroiled in a war with Britain needs to be considered as an encoded threat. Recall that the Anglo-American Brotherhood actively helped build-up the Nazi war machine, so that they could re-order the world at the end of the global conflict. Remember also that the American Fraternity supplied the Nazis with the technology to build and fuel bombers that terrorized London. It is, therefore, hypocritical to infer that Bashar Al-Assad is a new Hitler without contextualizing how Hitler was conjured.

Obama’s Blitz reference made at St Petersburg also worked as a tacit threat to the Russian government, particularly as the American oligarchy did not limit itself to bankrolling World War I. As Anthony Sutton has shown in his book Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, Wall Street bankers also financed the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, which led to the abdication of the Russian Czar Nicholas II at Petrograd (now St Petersburg). By supporting the removal of the Russian monarchy, the American oligarchy hoped to be the eventual benefactors of the vast industrial conglomerates constructed by a strong communist state, as chief investigator in the 1953 Reece Special Committee on Tax Exempt Foundations, Norman Dodd stated in a 1982 interview with G. Edward Griffin.[20]

Why the Anglo-American Brotherhood Still Fights

In his 2006 documentary, Why We Fight, Eugene Jarecki demonstrates the United States has engaged in acts of terror to overthrow democratically elected governments nearly every year since 1945, all over the world. Made primarily for an American audience, Why We Fight compellingly argues that key insiders that comprise a US Military-Industrial-Think-Tank Complex do not care about the loss of life, whether they are civilians or military personnel, foreign or domestic. The United States is an empire that fights wars to secure resources for its transnational corporations. Through a collection of interviews with experts, Jarecki’s documentary argues that America’s military and transnational corporations have built numerous new bases in the Middle East and Central Asia regions, since launching its ‘global war on terror’ after the terrorism of September 11 2001. In other words, the US Military-Industrial-Think-tank Complex’s key insiders care only about the projection of military power because wars and other acts of terror make new jurisdictions safe for ‘free markets’. In short, the Anglo-American Brotherhood is pursuing a ‘global neocolonial project’.[21]

Indeed, as Canadian journalist Naomi Klein argues in her 2007 book The Shock Doctrine, when the ‘free market’ economic framework was field-tested in the mid-1960s to mid-1970s, US-backed terrorism was required to clear the opposition for the ‘economic shock treatments’ that followed. Five countries – Brazil, Indonesia, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina – pursued a developmentalist economic framework and were all subjected to US-supported military juntas and/or CIA-backed coups. The perpetually ‘developing’ countries had demanded Western technology so they could ‘develop’, as a ‘fair trade’ for having supplied the raw materials for the ‘long post-war boom’. Here, it is worth considering that terrorism is the use of violence or the threat of the use of violence to advance a political agenda.[22] When terrorism is properly defined, it becomes clearer why it is vital to the projection of American state power that terrorism is commonly perceived as heinous acts only conducted by either networks of stateless criminals, dictators, or other ‘rogue states’ (with no connections to Western capitalist ‘democracies’). To counter this myth, Klein shows the link between the spread of ‘free markets’ in far-flung places and the use of terrorism by the US, which has persisted into the 2000s. She argues that the United States government resembles a venture capitalist providing seed funds to the Complex.

Because there is a long historical continuity underpinning the clandestine activities that bond the Anglo-American Brotherhood, the US president’s Blitz reference was a potent signal to those most-attuned to tacit threats; state actors with top security clearances to access the secret histories of the world’s major powers. Russian president Vladimir Putin is one such actor. Obama is another. Following his Blitz speech, Obama appealed to ‘the American people’ in a live television address from the White House on September 10 in an effort to manipulate them into supporting military action. [23] Significantly, Obama acknowledged that a United States-led alliance had supplied “humanitarian support”, worked to “moderate the opposition” and sort to influence the politics of Syria. In other words, Obama framed the US-NATO-Israel led armed insurrection as a ‘just cause’, without claiming responsibility for the 100,00 deaths thus far, or explaining the Pentagon’s original five-year plan for seven ‘rogue’ Arabic states.

Putin followed with an open-ed piece in The New York Times in which he argued for the Obama regime to return to diplomacy. Crucially, Putin objected to Obama’s invocation of “American exceptionalism”.[24] The Russian president stated it was dangerous for a people to be persuaded to think that they are exceptional. Indeed, the concept of American exceptionalism purports that the nation and its people are special. American exceptionalism is used by political actors to assert a moral high ground, while committing breaches of human rights, breaking laws, and denying the needs of communities to live peacefully, either internationally or domestically. As Huffington Post’s Michael Gene Sullivan caustically wrote, the United States “had two things that make [it] special, and have dictated [its] rise to dominance [which is] the Atlantic and Pacific”.[25] These two oceans essentially act as giant moats that make it extremely hard for foreign adversaries to conquer in war. In other words, American exceptionalism is a euphemism for older traits characteristic of ‘Great Powers’: hypocrisy, arrogance and amorality.

Subsequently, the Putin and Obama regimes drew up a plan to have Syria destroy its chemicals weapons. This framework gives the Syrian government an extremely tight time-line to comply with the conditions.[26] Usually, a chemical weapons treaty gives nations 60 days to provide an inventory of munitions, but in Syria’s case it was given one week. Ironically, Syria then has nine months to destroy all its chemical weapons, while the United States has taken 18 years, thus far, to partially dispose of its own chemical weapons stockpile. These moves between Russia and the United States can, therefore, be seen as the result of coercion from the US-NATO-Israeli orchestrated civil war. Because the role of the US-NATO-Israeli alliance remains the metaphorical elephant in the Syrian civil war ‘theatre’, this new deal is merely a tactical counter move on the ‘grand chessboard’ that is geopolitics.

Meanwhile, a United Nations’ chemical weapons inspection team has produced it report into the alleged gas attacks of August 21 2013. According to journalist Robert Parry, the UN chemical weapons inspectors’ report gave mixed results.[27] Parry notes that the UN team relied on the Syrian rebels for access to sites, victims and witnesses and that the report stated evidence at sites had been “moved” and “possibly manipulated”. What Parry highlights are ‘chain of custody’ issues, which chemical weapons expert Jean Pascal Zanders described as a problem associated with weapons inspection teams not having full control over sample collection, whether from victims or the contaminated sites.[28] Parry also points out the Obama regime continues to withhold its alleged evidence that the Syrian government was responsible for the attacks.

Science journalist Yoichi Shimatsu goes further, accusing biochemist and the mission head of the UN inspection team, Ake Sellstrom of being a NATO front man. The biochemist is head of the European CBRNE Center (Center for advanced Studies of Societal Security and Vulnerability), with a particular focus on dangerous substances that can be used for weapons of mass destruction.[29] Funded by the Swedish Ministry of Defence, the European CBRNE Center conducts joint projects with the Israeli Institute of Technology, Technion, which provides technologies for the Israeli intelligence and defence apparatus. In their letter of transmittal to the United Nations Security Council and the General Assembly, dated September 13 2013, Sellstrom & Co. claimed the samples they collected “provided clear and convincing evidence that surface-to-surface rockets containing the nerve agent sarin were used in Ein Tarma, Moadamiyah and Zamalka in the Ghouta area of Damascus”.[30] Shimatsu states that Sellstrom’s strategy has been to let the US off the hook for supplying Middle East and North African countries with nerve gas materials, storage technologies and delivery systems, as he evidently did with his weapons inspections of Iraq.

In effect, Obama’s Blitz reference made in St Petersburg and his invocation of American exceptionalism from the White House was not merely a mission to persuade. When we remember that terrorism is not only the use of violence to achieve a political agenda, but also the threat of the use of violence, regardless of whether it is a ‘rogue’ state or an ‘exceptional’ state, then it becomes evident that Obama’s rhetoric masks encoded threats of terrorism. If we keep in mind that the US is a key player in creating the Syrian civil war, then Obama’s Blitz threat takes on an exceptional spookiness that must have passed through Putin’s mind. After all, Putin stated that the Syrian rebels had “powerful foreign patrons” and that these mercenaries “threaten us all”, even after the present conflict ends. If only Putin had provided footnotes and source references.

From 9/11 to 7/7: the Anglo-American Brotherhood ‘Moving Forward’

Obama’s Blitz threat does not mean that the Anglo-American Brotherhood would aerial bomb St Petersburg or London. As if. Like any criminal group of psychopaths, the key to the Anglo-American Brotherhood’s power over their intended victims (the hapless masses of the world) is subterfuge. To this end, the Anglo-American media system plays a vital role to reproduce propaganda that pervades the world’s news. This subterfuge is no more evident than in the cover-up of the sophisticated terrorism that underpinned 9/11.

Fortunately, the world is waking up to the fact that the nineteen 9/11 hijackers were simply patsies in an epic-scale plot that could not have wrought the spectacular destruction that unfolded without meticulous planning by criminal actors within the United States government. Indeed, numerous scholars, journalists and professionals contest the official 9/11 terrorism narrative.[31] Together, their citizens’-initiated 9/11 investigations argue that the official core claims are implausible. Their investigations vary according to expertise, such as technical studies of: the near-free fall speed collapses of the three towers that imploded at the World Trade Centre; tracking the four hijacked flights; and presenting the more likely suspects.[32] Among this group of 9/11 investigators, are individuals such as Kevin Ryan, Ian Henshall, Rowland Morgan, Mike Ruppert and Webster Tarpley, who posit that deep state criminal actors occupied key leadership, technical and planning positions within the United States corporate world and state apparatus, and orchestrated the terrorism of September 11, 2001. Furthermore, author of 9/11 Synthetic Terror Webster Tarpley, has found that there were up to 46 terror drills and war games that occurred on September 11 2001.[33] These exercises provided the necessary cover for criminal actors within the state-corporate nexus to make the terror drills and war games go live.

Similarly, the London bombings of 7 July 2005 are also distinguished for having terror drills that went live. A 7/7-terror drill script envisaged trains bombed by terrorists at three stations, Edgware, Aldgate and Piccadilly. These train stations are exactly where all three London Underground attacks occurred. (According to numerous reports, the probability of coincidence is infinitesimally close to zero). The news media, however, downplayed this admission made by the head of a crisis management company, Visor Consultants’ Peters Powers, who stated on BBC Radio 4 and television that his company was “running an exercise … in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where it happened this morning.”[34] As in the United States, a July 7th Truth Campaign has emerged in the United Kingdom in the absence of serious investigations into the ‘7/7’ terrorism plot.[35] As with 9/11, the evidence of the ‘7/7’ terrorism points to a conspiracy designed by key insiders between the British state apparatus and private firms.

In this way, Obama’s air raid reference also conjures the spectre of another ‘surprise attack’. 9/11 was not the first time that the US government played dumb when planes attacked targets within the territory of the United States. Here, it is important to counter popular cultural memory that still holds that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941 was unprovoked, and a surprise. In his book Day of Deceit, Rob Stinnett argues compellingly that a secret inner circle around president Roosevelt had conspired with the British and Dutch governments to cut off crucial supplies of oil, steel and aviation lubricants to Japan. This strategy, embarked upon in early 1941 after US military code-breakers successfully deciphered Japanese diplomatic and military encrypted communications in December 1940, was intended to draw the United States into another global war.[36] In order to emerge as controllers of the world’s dominant military and financial power, the American Brotherhood knew that the American public would need to be sufficiently angered into unwittingly supporting their war activism. Therefore, the encoded meaning embedded in Obama’s reference to the London Blitz can also be read as a tacit endorsement of more home-baked terrorism, should it be deemed necessary.

Breaking the Trance-like Walk into a World Totalitarian State

Because every state in the world failed in its duty to test the official 9/11 story, the Bush regime was able to launch a ‘global war on terror’. Indeed, 9/11 was used to justify increases in state surveillance worldwide. Yet, it needs to be remembered that when the mainstream media could no longer ignore the Bush regime’s justifications for America’s second War on Iraq were false, major news outlets everywhere, however, also failed to seriously question whether the reasons for the broader war – the Global War of Terror – were also false. Similarly, because every state in the world also failed in its duty to test the official ‘7/7 story’, the Blair regime was also able to reduce civil liberties and expand state surveillance.

It is, therefore, truly ironic to consider that in today’s ‘free market’ era, the world’s most callous centralized planners hark not from communist or fascist regimes of the 20th Century, but rather from the capitalist plutocracies of Britain and America. It is small wonder then that a vital propagandist project to key insiders that comprise the Anglo-American Fraternity is that their true history remains secret. In this regard, it is crucial that no major media outlets print or broadcast a major retraction of the official reasons for the causes of World War I and II, and the terrorism conducted by the United States and United Kingdom since 1945. Otherwise, people would likely conclude that even if the Assad regime was actually responsible for the gas attacks, it would be but another monstrous act conjured by the Anglo-American Fraternity to justify war for covert purposes.

It is also ironic that the Anglo-American media have mentioned that president Bashar Al-Assad’s government is struggling with a Muslim Brotherhood that controls the rebel forces ”.[37] Their long historical links to the Anglo-American Brotherhood are ignored. In his book, Terrorism and the Illuminati: A Three Thousand Year History, David Livingstone argues that the Muslim Brotherhood was created by Hasan al-Banna, a British agent, and Freemason. Founded in Egypt in 1929, the Muslim Brotherhood was set up as a network of agent provocateurs, or terrorists, in Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Iraq. They were aligned with the Nazis. After World War II, the CIA smuggled Nazis through ‘ratlines’ out of Germany to South America and the Middle East. Indeed, the CIA supplied the Muslim Brotherhood’s Egyptian branch with over one hundred Nazis to train its police and army in the mid-1950s. Furthermore, the CIA’s head Allen Dulles created the Banque de Commerciale Arabe, based in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the Muslim Brotherhood. Dulles, who headed the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner clandestine organization to the CIA during World War II, was also a 33rd Degree Freemason.

The Muslim Brotherhood indoctrinates and recruits young Arab men to become Islamic fundamentalist ‘freedom fighters’ in the false belief that they will be fighting to restore the purity of Islam. But as Livingstone points out, the echelon of the Muslim Brotherhood outwardly profess adherence to Islam, while being aligned to the same subversive networks of agent provocateurs that comprise the Anglo-American Brotherhood. He argues that the over-arching goal is to achieve the age-old psychopathic quest of world domination. Livingstone contends that the Anglo-American and Muslim Brotherhoods aim to provoke a third and final world war, focused on the Muslim World, via the manufactured ‘War on Terror’.

Indeed, Martin Short found some traction to the contention that Freemasonry’s biggest secret was a world dominion goal. In his book Inside the Brotherhood, Short criticized the Masonic order for being “bigoted, militant” and for venerating the “Crusaders who pillaged and slaughtered their way round the Eastern Mediterranean for centuries”.[38] Short found that Freemasonry initiations oblige members to obey rank within the order and that this translated into a corrupt private network of political and military power and economic privilege. These findings corroborate with the scholarly works about Anglo-American Nazi collaborators already mentioned. Sutton pin-pointed Wall Street international bankers and American industrialists, while Higham identified a ‘Fraternity’ that pervaded the corporate-state apparatus, and Preparata discovered a ‘Grid’ of international bankers networked with elite clubs and government bureaucracies.

Therefore, we cannot rely on the Anglo-American Media Complex to retract the official sanitized versions of the Anglo-American Brotherhood’s exceptionally spooky history. To assume the Anglo-American Media Complex would pro-actively do this would be akin to ‘the natives’ of the New World expecting the Vatican’s Congretatio de propaganda fide (or The Office for the Propagation of the Faith) to notify them that the Catholic Church’s hierarchy had deviously devised a ‘discovery doctrine’ called terra nullus.[39] This ‘discovery doctrine’ justified conquest by claiming that the heathen inhabitants of the New World were too ‘primitive’ to be considered ‘sovereign’ because they lacked Christian mythology and, therefore, had no legitimate legal or political status.[40] Similarly, the secret history of the Anglo-American Brotherhood reveals a new ‘discovery doctrine’ that I call terra terror.

Of course, the indigenous peoples of the New World had no knowledge of the Vatican’s Congretatio de propaganda fide. But, nor did they did not expect its missionaries to reveal information that would be so damning to the Great White Race’s power structure that it would collapse. It is crucial that people everywhere see the Anglo-American dominated media as the new missionaries who provide cover for the British and American Fraternity’s ‘global neocolonial project’. Pertinently, manufacturers of propaganda do not mind if their propagandist communications are spoken by ignorant puppets or informed ones, so long as it is convincing to those who still believe in puppets.

The challenge ahead includes the necessary task of communicating this covert history to mass populaces all over the world. It is especially important to anticipate the reluctance of people who consider themselves well informed, because they think that by regularly getting their news from newspapers, the TV networks and radio, then they know the causes of conflicts and the solutions to resolve them. Such people are unaware that the cultivation of ‘armchair expertize’ is a propagandist strategy in-built into the mass media system, as the documentary Outfoxed shows.[41] Ironically, the stiffest resistance will come from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) required to help build this coalition, partly because they habitually work in their own fox-holes. Such NGOs include unions, churches and cause-focused activists groups, such as Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and Amnesty International. But more importantly, the real challenge to ending wars is not the key agitators for war. To embark on this epic quest and to sustain it, these institutions will need to metaphorically ‘kill’ their Sacred Cows.

Whether consciously or not, institutions routinely create ‘Sacred Cows’, which are their relationships with their members. To gain and retain their memberships, key individuals who found and drive institutions construct pictures or world-views that are comfortable to their respective audiences. The ‘comfort zones’ that result ultimately prevent institutions from attaining their goals. Because most NGOs do not go for the bulls’ eye, which is actually the key criminal groups that run the world, capitalism’s global neocolonial project is left intact.

In effect, what NGOs habitually do is pursue ‘runner-up’ strategies. Their activities are equivalent to an underdog archer, called Xena, who enters an archery competition and makes the choice on the day not to win because its big corporate and state sponsors have also heavily invested in the main contenders. Although many in the community privately back Xena, she knows that because they all work for the big sponsors, it will get awkward for them if they cheer her on and she actually wins. In other words, NGOs are unwilling to ask of their members to have the tenacity to support not merely their cause, but to actively help build a global counter-movement capable of challenging the transnational capitalist classes’ global neocolonial project, because they fear losing their members. By choosing to satisfy their Sacred Cows, NGOs protect the confidence that is so vital to the key insiders of the transnational capitalist class. Without this confidence, they would not be able to continue their psychopathic global neocolonial project.

With boldness, calmness, and a smidgeon of humour, we need to articulate far and wide that the human race is currently walking trance-like into the grip of a slickly marketed world totalitarian state. We need to educate people at the grass-roots level about how propaganda works, the historical linkages between the Anglo-American Brotherhood and terrorism, and the need to dismantle capitalism. This private political system of economic exploitation and covert terrorism needs to be replaced with a system that facilitates the construction of peaceful, sustainable and resilient autonomous communities worldwide.[42] To achieve this, a broad international coalition needs to unify with a vision compatible with the qualities of respect, dignity, and integrity to inspire love, creativity and diversity. Without such a vision, the strategies formulated will at best achieve only short-lived victories and waste the massive effort required to mobilize humanity. But, if NGOs articulate a truly inspiring vision of world peace, they can fearlessly aim for the bulls’ eye: key insiders of the transnational capitalist class.

Steve Edwards recently graduated with a Masters in Communication Studies from AUT University in New Zealand. His thesis titled “It’s the Financial Oligarchy, Stupid” was a media study of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis and bank bailouts. By day, he works as a freelance TV news editor. By night, he snoops.


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[1] See: Gods of Money (Engdahl 2009); A Century of War (Engdahl 2004); The Shadows of Power (Perloff 2008); Faking It: How the Media Manipulates the World into War. James Corbett, January 2 2012, Global Research TV.  Retrieved from

[2] In his book Propaganda, Jacques Ellul emphasizes, “The propagandist naturally cannot reveal the true intentions of the principal for whom he acts … That would be to submit the projects to public discussion, to the scrutiny of public opinion, and thus to prevent their success … Propaganda must serve instead as a veil for such projects, masking their true intention” (1965: 58-59 as cited in Herman & Chomsky 2008: LI). See also: Jowett & O’Donnell 1999: 3.

[3] See: William Carroll’s, The Making of a Transnational Capitalist Class; and Exposing the Financial Core of the Transnational Capitalist Class by Peter Phillips and Brady Osborne, for studies on the composition and influence of the key insiders that comprise the core of the transnational capitalist class.

[4] American attack on Syria is hard to justify. (2013, September 8). Sunday Star-Times. A15; Obama on fence about Syria strike without Congress’ approval. Tracy Connor, September 9 2013. NBC News. Retrieved from

[5] Why We Fight. Jarecki (2006).

[6] Bush admits he was wrong (2005, December 13). Village Voice. Retrieved from; Shakir, Faiz (2006, August 21). Bush now says what he wouldn’t say before war: Iraq had ‘Nothing’ to do with 9/11. Think Progress. Retrieved from

[7] Carr, Matthew. (2013, February 15).  Lest we forget: Ten Years ago Anti-Iraq War protestors were in the right. Global Research News. Retrieved from; Bohne, Luciana (2013, July 14). Cognitive Dissonance in the White House Imperial Palace. Global Research. Retrieved from

[8] Goodman, Amy. (2007, March 2). Democracy Now. Proof Libyan invasion was planned 10 years in advance. Retrieved from

[9] Chossudovsky, Michel. (2012, June 15). Syria: NATO’s next “Humanitarian War? Global Research. Retrieved from; Chossudovsky, Michel (2013, September 7). A “Humanitarian War” on Syria? Military Escalation. Towards a Broader Middle East-Central Asian War? Global Research. Retrieved from; Martin, Abbey. (2013, September 4). Syria War Propagandists Debunked.  Weapons of Mass Distraction. Russia Today. Retrieved from

[10] Brown, Ellen. (2013, September 4). Wall Street’s Secret “Economic Endgame”: Making the World Safe for Banksters, Syria in the Cross-hairs. Global Research. Retrieved from; See also: Unholy Trinity (Peet 2003); The Grip of Death (Rowbotham 1998); The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order (Chossudovsky 2003); and Gods of Money (Engdahl 2009).

[11] See: The ‘Dollar Glut” Finances America’s Global Military Build-up (Hudson 2010); Gods of Money (Engdahl 2009); A Century of War (Engdahl 2004); “It’s the Financial Oligarchy, Stupid” (Edwards 2012: 21).

[12] Escobar, Pepe. (2013, April 15). Pipelineistan Geopolitics at Work: Iran, Pakistan, Syria and Qatar. Global Research. Retrieved from

[13] See: Encyclopedia Britannica.

[14] Frean, Alexandra & Elliot, Francis. (2012, September 7). Obama evokes spirit of the Blitz in bid to win support for Syria action. The Times. Retrieved from

[15] See: Robert Stinnett’s Day of Deceipt that shows American code-breakers had deciphered Japan’s military and diplomatic codes by December 1940.

[16] See: Webster Tarpley’s 9/11 Synthetic Terror; Alex Jones’ Terrorstorm (2010).

[17] See: The Creature from Jekyll Island (Griffin 2008: 253). See also:  Colin Simpson’s The Lusitania.

[18] See: Gods of Money (Engdahl 2009); A Century of War (Engdahl 2004).

[19] See also: Banking with Hitler (Elston 1998).

[20] See: Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution (Sutton 1974); Gods of Money (Engdahl 2009); Tax Exempt Foundations and Collectivist Treason – Overthrow of the USA. (Griffin 1982). Internet Archive; The Creature from Jekyll Island (Griffin 2008 263-284).

[21] See also: The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order (Chossudovsky 2003); Gods of Money (Engdahl 2009); A Century of War (Engdahl 2004). Hegemony or Survival (Chomsky 2004); The Shock Doctrine (Whitecross, Winterbottom & Eaton 2009).

[22] Terrorism (n.d.). Retrieved from

[23] Full Transcript: President Obama’s Sept. 10 speech on Syria. The White House. Retrieved from

[24] A Plea for Caution from Russia. Vladimir Putin, September 11 2013. The New York Times. Retrieved from

[25] The Myth of American Exceptionalism. Michael Gene Sullivan , September 15 2013. Huffington Post. Retrieved from

[26] Chemical Weapons Deal – US War Postponed, Not Canceled. Bill Van Auken, September 16 2013. Global Research. Retrieved from; The Syrian Pact. The Editorial Board, September 11 2013. The New York Times. Retrieved from; Obama says Syria deal could offer lesson for Iran talks. Steve Holland, September 15 2013. Reuters. Retrieved from; Obama blasts Vladimir Putin’s New York Times Op-Ed, And Critics of the Syria Resolution. Brett Logiurato, September 16 2013. The New York Times. Retrieved from

[27] Journalist Robert Parry stated that the UN chemical weapons inspectors’ report collected 13 samples on August 26, from Moadamiyah, in the Ghouta district of Damascus. He notes that the two laboratories found none of samples tested positive for chemical weapons use. However, from samples collected in the eastern Ghouta neighbourhoods of Zamalka and Ein Tarma on August 28 and 29, one laboratory found sarin in 11 of the 17 samples, while the other lab found sarin in all 17 samples. See: Robert Parry’s Murky Clues from UN’s Syria Report, September 17 2013. Global Research. Retrieved from; See also: Syria Gas Attack: Assad Wrongfully Blamed. Stephen Lendman, September 18 2013. Global Research. Retrieved from

[28] Top Chemical Weapons Expert Says We Don’t Know Who – Or Even What Caused Syrian Deaths. Washington Blog, September 5 2013. Retrieved from

[29]. The Sellstrom Report: The United Nations’ Syria Inspector Shills for NATO and Israel. Yoichi Shimatsu, September 18 2013. Global Research. Retrieved from

[30]. Report on the Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons in the Ghouta Area of Damascus on 21 August 2013. September 13 2013. United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic. Retrieved from; Also retrieved from (Note that this joint report to the United Nations carries no title page and therefore has no logos of the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. This means there is no cover page for the media use and suggests the authors are not confident about its rigour.

[31] Russia Today News Declares 9/11 An Inside Job False Flag. Daniel Bushell, September 9 2013. The Truth Seeker, Russia Today (RT). Retrieved from

[32] See: 9/11 Revealed – Challenging Facts Behind the War on Terror (Henshall & Morgan 2005); 9/11 Revealed: The New Evidence (Henshall 2007); The 9/11 Conspiracy: The Scamming of America (Fetzer 2007); Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects (Ryan 2013); 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA (Tarpley 2007); 9/11: Blueprint for Truth. Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (Gage 2008); Loose Change: Second Edition and Final Cut (Avery 2007);]; Demolitions: 9/11 Mysteries (Smallstorm 2007);; Thompson, Paul et al. “The Complete 911 Timeline Project.” Cooperative Research History Commons

[33] See: The 46 Drills, Operations, War Games, And Activities Of 9/11 (Tarpley n.d.).

[34] See: 7/7 Mock Terror Drill: What Relationship to the Real Time Terror Attacks? (Chossudovsky 2013, July 7).

[35] See: The 7/7 London Bombings and MI5’s “Stepford Four” Operation. (Brothers 2013, July 7). See also: J7: The July 7th Truth Campaign at

[36] See: Churchill 1954: 341, 350, 459, 470, 473; Engdahl 2004; 2009; Gole 2003; Stinnett 2001: 61, 180-188, 261-263.

[37] Another leader quits post in Syrian exile group. (Mourtada & Barnard 2013, July 8). The New York Times. Retrieved from; Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West. (Chivers, C. J. 2013, September 5). The New York Times. Retrieved from

[38] Short, Martin. (1989). Inside the Brotherhood, p.106. See also William R. Denslow’s 10,000 Famous Freemasons for a who’s who of Freemasonry.

[39] See: Mark Crispin Miller’s introduction to Edward Bernays’ Propaganda.

[40] On the American continent, the English colonizers got around the law of terra nullus by invoking another doctrine vacuum domicilium, claiming that because the “savages” ranged rather than inhabited the “unmanned” wild country and as ‘god’ intended the land to be cultivated and farmed with livestock, land grabs were justified (Wilson 1999: 93-94). See also: Silver et al. (2003); Ivison, Patton & Sanders (2000): 12; Miller, Ruru, Behrendt & Lindberg (2010).

[41] Outfoxed (Greenwald 2004); Manufacturing Consent (Achbar 1994); Manufacturing Consent (Wintonick & Achbar 1992).

[42]  See: Beyond neoliberalism: Discourse, practice and strategy. Neilson (2013, February).

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