Friday, 20 June 2014

Balkanisation in the international sphere

Balkanisation is the name of the game
Posted by SueC on June 17, 2014, 4:04 pm, in reply to "Re: Iraq crisis: US urgently deploys hundreds of armed troops to Baghdad "
Or at least it is in my opinion. Everything but everything that's happening today in which the West has a hand is attributable to the becoming-really-desperate need to gain control over the world's remaining - and rapidly depleting - resources. Does the West really want to deal with strong, democratic nations in the Middle East, Africa, Latin and South America and Eurasia? Of course not - such nations tend to have peculiar ideas about wanting their natural resources to benefit their own people first and foremost. Look at the demonisation of Chavez and Putin as an indication of how welcome that approach is.

So, if you're sitting in Washington, London or Brussels, what to do? Well, a tried and tested method of controlling resources is encouraging the break-up of nation states into mutually hostile enclaves predicated on nationality, religion, or ethnicity. The smaller the fragments, the better. So, in Iraq, there's the basic Sunni/Shia/Kurd divide. But there's lots of opportunity to forment conflict within those groups. If the Kurds seize too much territory for the West's liking and prove to be too independent over the oil resources they'd then have, you can always work on the grievances other minorities living within the areas the Kurds control such as the Turkmen, And so it goes on. The groups that are left as a result of Operation Break-Up are usually too small and too divided to mount serious opposition to outside corporate interests. Look at Sudan - the US and others relentlessly proposed a split of the country and so South Sudan was born - where the oilfields are - and now that is consumed by internal conflict between different groups.

This is not madness at all - it's deliberate strategy to get and control resources. Look at Libya - what's the result of the coup that removed Gaddafi? The country's oil production has fallen dramatically, the oil is still is the ground and can be harvested later by the 'right' people and pretty much the entire nation has been or will be pauperised. Just like the Iraqis. This is another important and desired consequence for western elites. Eliminating the 'threat of a good example' has always been key. If any people anywhere manage to harness their resources to improve their lot, then others elsewhere - even those living in the West - might well ask the question, why can't we do this? And that wouldn't be good.

None of this is an 'accident', or an 'unforeseen consequence', or an 'error of judgement' or 'western naivety' as the MSM likes to call it. It's deliberate, the desired outcome. And they'll do it in country after country.
From Trevor Hoyle

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