Archiv der Kategorie: US-Aussenpolitik

Will the Saudi-Israeli-US Alliance attack Iran?

The new „Axis of Evil“?

Israel, the USA, and Saudi Arabia are doing everything to lay the foundations for war against Iran. That is why Iran and its people must be demonized and dehumanized. The Israeli governments have been doing this since the Shah of Iran was overthrown by the Iranian people. In general, all Sunni Muslim countries get along very well with Iran, except the regime of Saudi Arabia and those Arab regimes that succumb to their financial pressure, which doesn’t surprise anybody because they collaborate closely with the Zionist regime such as Egypt.

In a flattering interview with the New York Times, the Saudi crown prince and future king, Mohammed bin Salman, called the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, the „new Hitler of the Middle East.“ And he continued with a skewed comparison, saying: “But we learned from Europe that appeasement doesn’t work. We don’t want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what happened in Europe in the Middle East.” The same rhetoric used Netanyahu when he agitated against the nuclear deal with Iran.  Weiterlesen

Steve Bannon: „I’m proud to be a Christian Zionist“

By Courtesy of MWC News. In the left background: Alan Dershowitz.

For these words, Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist to President Donald J. Trump and currently Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Network, received standing ovations at the annual gala of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) at the Hyatt in New York City.

ZOA, the extreme right-wing Zionist organization, has been for Trump and Bannon right from the start. Besides Bannon, other Zionist extremists attended the event, among them Alan Dershowitz, a former Harvard law professor and a Zionist bigot, Tom Cotton, Rep. Senator from Arkansas and the darling of the Zionist Israel lobby. He earned some fame initiating a childish letter to the Iranian leadership defaming the Iran nuclear deal. Joe Liebermann also attended who is famous for his extreme one-sided Israel support. And last but not least, America’s ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, who de facto serves instead as Israel’s ambassador to the US.

When Bannon joint the Trump campaign and rose to influence in the White House, liberal Jewish organizations and the liberal political class, in general, libeled Bannon an „anti-Semite,“ „Racist“, „White Supremacist“ you name it, whereas the ZOA stuck by Bannon, especially Alan Dershowitz.  Weiterlesen

Krieg und Chaos in Nahost. Eine Arabische Sicht

„Dieses Buch versteht sich grundsätzlich als Lebenslauf des Todes im Nahen Osten des letzten Vierteljahrhunderts aus arabischer Sicht“, schreibt Aktham Suliman in seiner „Gebrauchsanweisung“ zum Verständnis dieses Buches. Wer eine verbissene Abrechnung des Deutsch-Syrers mit dem Westen erwartet, wird schnell eines Besseren belehrt.

Obgleich der Nahe Osten wie kaum eine andere Region vom Westen militärisch heimgesucht, malträtiert und verwüstet worden ist, scheint der Autor gegenüber dem Wesen keinen Groll zu hegen. Im Gegenteil: Er erzählt nicht nur seine persönliche Geschichte, sondern die der Region mit Witz, emotionalem Engagement und einer gehörigen Portion Ironie. Zur Beurteilung der Politik des Westens wäre m. E. manchmal eher Zynismus und Sarkasmus angebrachter gewesen, um die Doppelmoral, Verlogenheit, Menschenverachtung und Brutalität der USA und seiner westlichen Satellitenstaaten zu beschreiben. In diesen Kategorien scheint Suliman aber nicht zu denken.

Aktham Suliman war zehn Jahre Deutschlandkorrespondent des arabischen Nachrichtensenders Al-Dschasira, bis er im Sommer 2012 auf eigenen Wunsch den Sender verließ, weil dieser zunehmend tendenziöse Berichterstattung ausstrahlt. Von der alternativen Berichterstattung zu CNN und BBC scheint nicht mehr viel übrig geblieben zu sein. Al-Dschasira wird vom Emir von Katar alimentiert, und das Land beherbergt die größte US-Militärbasis im Nahen Osten. Berühmt wurde der Sender durch seine differenzierte Berichterstattung über den „Krieg gegen den Terror“ in Afghanistan und die Folgen des US-Überfalls auf Irak. Zu dieser Zeit dachte US-Präsident George W. Bush kurzfristig darüber nach, den Sender bombardieren zu lassen!  Weiterlesen

Hillary Clintons Eitelkeit und Selbstüberschätzung in „What Happened“

Wie es scheint, hat Hillary Clinton immer noch nicht verstanden, was am 8. November 2016 passiert ist. Dass kaum Vorstellbare war eingetroffen: Das amerikanische Volk wollte sie nicht als 45. US-Präsidentin, was für ein Segen für Amerika.

Hillary Clinton war schon immer Spitze darin, anderen – außer sich selbst – die Schuld in die Schuhe zu schieben. So macht die Verliererin Donald Trump, die Konservativen, Wahlbetrug, die Bedauernswerten (deplorables),  Russische Hacker, Sexismus, Frauenfeindlichkeit, selbst Barack Obama, das Amerikanische Wahlsystem, Bernie Sanders, den Klimawandel, Wassermann-Schultz und alle anderen für ihre Wahlniederlage verantwortlich nur nicht sich selbst und ihre korrupte Umgebung.

Mit dieser schrägen Botschaft tingelt sie durch die Medien und einige Kirchengemeinden, um aus ihrem absolut wertlosen Buch Kapital zu schlagen. Dass die Medien sich dafür prostituieren, zeigt die Verkommenheit dieser Klasse. Bevor Hillary Clinton alle anderen für die Niederlage verantwortlich macht, sollten sie und ihr Ehemann Bill vor ihrer eigenen Tür kehren und den eigenen Augiasstall ausmisten.  Weiterlesen

Trump attacks North Korea and Iran at the UN

Trump and Netanyahu on their Way to War.

Donald Trump’s appearance before the General Assembly of the United Nations could have been a rare highlight of his chaotic young presidency. If Trump had just repeated his inauguration address, the audience would have burst out in gales of laughter. Instead, they countered his bluster not only against North Korea and Iran but also against the UN body as a whole with broad silence. Trump tried to be serious, but instead, he presented himself as the most dangerous President ever in US history. He went after the North Korean regime as the devil himself would run it. The Iranian government followed suit. In the bashing and demonization of other governments, the US has always been top. That America comes „first“ and that his administration has been successful were among his nicest bravados.

Trump spoke exactly the truth about his nation. „Rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terrorists but threaten other countries and their people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity.“ Don’t the US support terrorist regimes such as the Saudi and the Israeli ones, which threatens other nations and peoples with annihilation and spread terrorism in the region and the Saudi case worldwide? Haven’t the US caused havoc to Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen?  Weiterlesen

What Happened to Hillary Clinton?

It seems as if Hillary Clinton hadn’t grasped what happened on 8 November 2016 when she lost the election to Donald J. Trump. „What Happened“ blames everybody else for the defeat except the loser, Hillary Rodham Clinton. That is why the book belongs to the category of Science Fiction.

The author’s primary concern is her apology and the finger-pointing at others. She blames Trump, the Conservatives, Voter Fraud, Angry Voters, the Deplorable, Russian Hackers, Sexism, Misogyny, Barack Obama, the Electoral System (College), Bernie Sanders, Climate Change, Wassermann-Schultz and all the rest of the crowd. With this message, she hoofs through churches and the main networks where her friends give her a helping hand for her empty talk. Why doesn’t she and her husband Bill put their own house in order before blaming everybody else?

Why didn’t she shed some light on the murder of Seth Rich who worked for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and was executed on 10 July 2016? Why did her husband Bill tried to meet with the then time Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the airport in Arizona in camera but was spotted by a local reporter? Why did her campaign and the Clinton-controlled  DNC steal the Primaries from Bernie Sanders? Why did Clinton speak to Wall Street Banksters differently that in public? Why did she call rural Americans contemptibly „Deplorable“? Why did use her private server as Secretary of State knowing it was illegal? What did she want to cover up? Why didn’t talk about the tons of money the Saudis donate to the Clinton Foundation? Which benefits has she granted to them?

The Basket of the real Deplorable!

Clinton still has the guts to blame „Russian hacking“ or former FBI Director Comey’s handling of her scandal as main reasons for her loss. It’s the first anniversary of the ridiculous claim that Russia meddled in the election. So far, neither the 17 Intelligence Agencies nor Special Prosecutor Mueller came up with the slightest evidence, although the media or the Clintons spread this lie as a fact.

„What Happened“ is whiny, self-centered,  without distant and dull. One gets the impression as if a spoiled high school brat didn’t get its way. At every page, she reflects her vanity how great she is and what the American People missed not having put her into the White House. Thanks to the „Deplorable“ that she didn’t get there. God forbid a translation into other languages.

By the way; Amazon is just deleting tons of critical reviews of Hillary Clinton’s highly problematic book, and they block further critical reviews. Everybody should protest.

On the „new“ Middle East Policy of the Trump Administration

Trumps „neue“ Nahostpolitik!

Kein US-Präsident hat in so kurzer Zeit für so viel Chaos und Irritationen nicht nur in den USA, sondern auch in den internationalen Beziehungen gesorgt wie Donald J. Trump. Bei aller Kritik an Trump darf man ihm zugutehalten, dass Europa ein neues Feindbild hat. Ein anderer positiver Nebeneffekt, den die Trump-Hysterie ausgelöst hat, ist der Niedergang der Populisten, insbesondere in Frankreich, Großbritannien und in Deutschland.

Dass die amerikanischen und europäischen Medien eine beispiellose Dämonisierung von Trump betreiben, hat viel mit der unerwarteten Wahlniederlage von Hillary Clinton zu tun. Die mediale Klasse hatte sich eine Welt zurechtgelegt, die mit der US-Wirklichkeit wenig zu tun hatte. Vor den Machenschaften der Clintons wurden die Augen verschlossen, obwohl ihre Skandale himmelschreiend sind. Ein möglicher Vorwahlsieg von Bernie Sanders, Clintons Gegenkandidat, wurde von der Demokratischen Parteiführung regelrecht „gestohlen“. Neben ihrer absoluten Unglaubwürdigkeit kam ihre Geringschätzung für die einfachen Leute in dem Begriff der „deplorables“ (die Bedauernswerten) zum Ausdruck. New York City und Los Angeles repräsentieren eben nicht die gesamte USA.  Weiterlesen

Shadow World 2016

This documentary shows the reality of global arms deals. It’s cover-up before the public is just shocking. Johan Grimonprez based his research on Andrew Feinstein’s book “The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade,” which appeared in 2011.

In the 1980s, US President Ronald Reagan used the late British PM Margaret Thatcher as a go-between for an arms deal with Saudi Arabia because Reagan was afraid of the Israel Lobby to accuse him of aiding the enemy. That was the moment; the Saudi influence reaches giddy heights. The longtime Saudi ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan, better known as „Bandar Bush,“ who went in and out of the White House, was dismissed from his post by the Saudi government because after 9/11 he was no longer tolerable.

„Politicians are more or less like prostitutes but only more expensive,“ says Riccardo Privitera, Arms and Equipment dealer from Talisman Europe Ltd. Politicians do what powerful lobbyists tell them, especially when money is involved. It’s funny to watch how Margaret Thatcher made a curtsey to the most criminals of all regimes, Saudi Arabia, to sell them weaponry.

With the corrupt politicians, this disease of permanent wars will go on and on. Their lust for money and war destroyed the Middle East, not Islamic fundamentalism like they and the fawning mainstream media make the public believe. Summing up the message of the documentary: The US and the Brits do everything in their power to keep this business running. Deaths and wars are too lucrative to stop them.

First published here.

Deutschland zwischen den Fronten

Abhören unter Freunden gehe gar nicht, so einer der vielen Dummsprüche von Kanzlerin Angela Merkel, als durch die Snowden-Enthüllungen bekannt wurde, dass der große US-Bruder und „Freund“ nicht nur diese Bundeskanzlerin, sondern schon ihre Vorgänger abgehört hatte. Aber die Laienspielerschar in Berlin kann sich trösten, werden doch flächendeckend alle führenden Politiker in Europa von der NSA abhört und bespitzelt.

Gert R. Polli war mehr als 25 Jahre Berufsoffizier beim Österreichischen Bundesheer und dort überwiegend im militärischen Auslandsnachrichtendienst tätig. Im Jahr 2002 wurde er mit der Gründung und Leitung des österreichischen zivilen Nachrichtendienstes, dem Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz und Terrorismusbekämpfung (BVT), betraut, die er bis 2008 innehatte. Aktuell ist seine private Sicherheitsfirma polli-IPS (Intelligence & Public Safety) in der Abwehr von Betriebs- und Wirtschaftsspionage spezialisiert.

Ist es vielleicht ein Zufall, dass deutsche Großunternehmen und Großbanken in den USA mit milliardenschweren Klagen überzogen werden? Oder, dass deutsche Unternehmen so gut wie keinen Fuß mehr in den USA auf die Erde bekommen? Deutschland ist das Land, dass am stärksten von allen westlichen, östlichen und nahöstlichen Geheimdiensten ausspioniert werde, so Gert R. Polli in seiner aufrüttelnden Analyse über die desolate Situation der deutschen Geheimdienste und die Naivität der deutschen politischen Klasse. Deutschlands Feinde sind nicht im Osten sondern im Westen.  Weiterlesen

The CIA and the NGOs

The Ancient Greeks knew: “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” No less a figure than the late Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CIA made use of this saying by recruiting the Muslim Brotherhood to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, which led to the withdrawal of the Soviets from the Hindu Kush. Since then, the CIA used the mercenaries to fight more proxy wars in the Balkans, Chechnya, and Azerbaijan. Due to the wars of aggression against Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen the US and its vassal states created sectarian violence that led to civil wars. Right now, the CIA and the Muslim Brotherhood are present in the form of ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

No one has studied this triad more intensively than F. William Engdahl who is a renowned geopolitical analyst, risk consultant, author, and lecturer. Engdahl was born in Minneapolis/MN, and grew up in Texas. After earning a degree in politics from Princeton University, and graduate study in comparative economics at Stockholm University, he worked as an economist and investigative journalist in the US and Europe. He was named Visiting Professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology and delivers talks and private seminars around the world on different aspects of economics and politics with the focus on geopolitical events. For the last 30 years, Engdahl has been living in Germany.

He has written numerous best-selling books on oil and geopolitics: The Lost Hegemon: Whom The Gods Would Destroy,  Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World OrderSeeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation, and not to forget: Target China to name only a few. His books are translated into 14 foreign languages.

His latest book on the role of the NGOs focuses on their involvement in US regime change operations and in steering up fabricated mass protests to facilitate the efforts of the US Empire and the CIA to replace resilient national oriented governments by obedient ones that will execute the Washington agenda. All this happens under the pretext of democracy à la US-American style.

The following interview focuses on Engdahl’s latest book in German Secret files NGOs (Geheimakte NGOs).

Ludwig Watzal:  I guess we could agree upon the fact that the CIA is the world’s worst terror organization. After WW II, hardly any coup d’état or organized uprising happened without the helping hand of the CIA. As I understood your book, in the last 25 years, the CIA got quite a few so-called little helpers in the form of NGOs. Please, could you elaborate on that?

William Engdahl: During the Reagan Presidency very damaging scandals were becoming public about CIA dirty operations around the world. Chile, Iran, Guatemala, the top secret MK-Ultra project, the student movement during the Vietnam War to name just a few. To take the spotlight away from them, CIA Director Bill Casey proposed to Reagan creating a “private” NGO, a kind of cut-out that would pose as private, but in reality, as one of its founders the late Allen Weinstein said in a later interview to the Washington Post, “doing what the CIA did, but privately.” This was the creation of the NGO named National Endowment for Democracy in 1983. Soon other Washington-steered NGOs were added like the Freedom House or the Soros Open Society Foundations, the United States Institute of Peace and so forth.

The money was often channeled via USAID of the State Department to hide its origin. Every major regime attack by the US Government since then including the Solidarnosc in Poland, the Yeltsin CIA-backed Russia coup, the 2004 Ukraine Orange Revolution, the 2008 Tibet riots, the Arab Spring of 2011 to today—all have been done by this group of very select “democracy” NGOs. Little wonder that countries like Russia and China or Hungary act to ban them as “undesirable NGOs.”    Weiterlesen