The West, the Wars and the Propaganda Machine.October 27, 2012 • By Cask J. Thomson
Thousands of theories have spread since long before the September 11 bombings in 2001 – an event that seems to be most prominent with our generation however – but explanations are often complicated (yet so simple) and protuberant in society.
Whether or not you see them as conspiracy theories or truthful descriptions of our current fear-driven civilisation, the criticisms for war are often far more complex than your everyday “here, have a dandelion of peace dude”.
People don’t hijack planes and decide to destroy their own lives as well as hundreds (and often thousands) of others without thinking it through first.
Firstly, let’s examine the Middle Eastern Policy in The U.S. – A policy that existed long before the War on Terror.
During the last 100 years, U.S. businesses have worked on obtaining oil rights and concessions from countries in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
After the First World War – and during the late stages of the Ottoman Empire – secret back door deals by the American State Department yielded oil rights from the then-defeated Turkey to fields in what would be known as Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
If you look into Turkey’s involvement in the Armenian Genocide you see a suspicious connection to the oil rights given and the attitude that many governments possessed regarding the war crime. It was a simple “you pay, we look away” principle.
Oil profits have remained the motivating factors behind many attempts at counter-insurgency of egalitarian administrations by the CIA and the U.S in the Middle East
During the Iran-Iraq war, America supplied both sides of the conflict with arms, ammunition and instructions on how to win.
Hang on a minute; that doesn’t sound like the description of a first-world country wanting peace overseas does it?
Let’s not ever forget that Saddam Hussein, before being America’s vision of the Anti-Christ, was a close ally of the U.S., and the CIA.
Why did America suddenly have a high disregard for Hussein? The one-dimensional answer is that Peace in the Middle East will lead to higher oil and gasoline prices.
With the extremist Muslims and those willing to lose their lives for martyrdom and the supposed benefits they receive in the afterlife; are we killing them or rewarding them?