An excerpt from the above linked-to article by John Ryan follows:
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Nevertheless, instead of simply relying on the mainstream media for information on this issue, the NDP should have assigned someone to do in depth research on what the White Helmets entity really is. This is a complicated matter, and my research on this has resulted in a rather lengthy account, but it’s critically important for the NDP to know what is involved.
My research shows that the White Helmets do not operate in all of Syria but solely in Al Qaeda and other terrorist occupied parts of Syria. The question arises that if the White Helmets are supposedly not affiliated with any political party and that they are devoted to saving the lives of Syrian people wherever they are, how is it that they are found only in Al Qaeda and Al Nusra occupied parts of Syria, especially in the terrorist-occupied sections of Aleppo? When these terrorist groups shell and bomb Syrian government controlled areas, how is it that there are no While Helmets to help the people in these areas? After all, it is the terrorists who are responsible for the bulk of the casualties, despite what the American-based and Soros-funded Human Rights agency says.
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My online response to the above linked-to article follows:
The vicious, anti-God, wild beast of corporatocracy isn’t anti-God solely because it represents the rule of money and unethical ways of accumulating it. The great game (within the greater game of ‘riches for the strongest’) is alive and well and kept alive and well by the corporatocracy. The great game is essentially the form that the wild beast’s violence takes. It is destruction and delivers chaos, but it isn’t done without direction or an overall… game plan. Zbigniew Brzezinski’s grand chessboard is that plan. The plunderers’ plan is to encircle Russia and China, which are already capitalist countries – no war is no fun and not profitable – destabilize those countries and force their terrorized ruling classes to install leaders who will not resist, at all and for any (good or bad) purpose, the penetration of their economies by Western investment and multinationals, primarily US-based investment and multinationals. It’s all that that godless bunch of thieves and destroyers knows. As the saying goes: ‘Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop’. If you aren’t going to get busy being part of the solution, which failure makes you idle toward good works, then you will be found getting busy in the Devil’s neoliberal/ neoconservative workshop.
That their recklessness could bring the whole game, and their privilege and comfort, to an end doesn’t cause them to pause. That self-modified crowd has zero use for Jesus’s golden rule of ‘love your neighbor as you would have your neighbor love you’. It now embraces this godless, dark world’s paradigm of ‘riches for the strongest’, in which there ‘has to be’ losers. And it finds the neoconservative philosophy (war is necessary and good and deception is necessary and good) and the neoliberal social/economic system (with inequality at it’s center) to be the cat’s meow.
That macho crowd isn’t going to be constrained by rules of civilization that normal people look to to furnish them with peace and security. Democracy is actually seen as a threat. When the corporatocracy was taking form, back around the time of John Kennedy, that pathology, perversity and malevolence manifested in JFK’s love of organized crime, and his reliance on gangsters and black ops and his administration’s turn toward officially viewing the people as the enemy, referred to as the ‘internal enemy’. That attitude is extreme and so it’s not surprising that it is more open toward people outside the US, but where Washington has much influence and believes it should have much influence, regardless what those (Vietnamese, South and Central American citizens) people think.
My simple way of understanding those who impose the neoconservative/ neoliberal order upon us is this: Inject elites with a truth serum and then ask elites which they would prefer: A clean, safe mansion in which there are no masters and everyone contributes to the well being of all within OR a rickety, unsafe mansion where only a few ruthless individuals are waited on by, and at the expense of, everyone else in the mansion which, because it’s unsafe, can come down on ‘everyones’ head at any minute. What do you think those ones would answer? We see, Don’t we?
The ‘great game’ is about domination. US leaders talk about leadership, but what they mean is domination, which history, and current events, clearly shows. For example, See John Pilger’s recent article titled “Old Game, New Obsession, New Enemy. Now It’s China.” It isn’t accurate to say that it’s China. The US doesn’t dominate the world if it leaves Russia alone. It hasn’t left Russian alone, and isn’t, it isn’t now leaving Russia alone. The new enemy isn’t China. The world is, in varying degrees and ways, the target. Great powers, even allies, are targets largely because a superpower that seeks domination has to always keep an eye on rivals. Rivals who aren’t as friendly as others, are easier targets psychologically. As a great power that has been, until relatively recently, not quite obedient to the US (but unable to escape the global economic system which the US created and dominates), China is (conveniently) regarded as a potential rival for domination, along with Russia. The objective, since the time when ‘wise’ men like Halford Mackinder and Nicholas Spykman advised and influenced great Western powers, is the encirclement of Russia and China that would allow the West to destabilize and emasculate and, essentially, colonize – in the manner that John Perkins, who coined the term ‘corporatocracy’, describes – the countries of those world powers. (Is Russian outside of the corporatocracy? It isn’t outside the US-dominated global capitalist system. Leaders sometimes have the desire to get out from under uncle Sam’s thumb, but that’s not quite the same as getting out from under the global capitalist system that uncle Sam created.)
Wikipedia says of Mackinder’s book, titled “Democratic Ideals and Reality: A Study in the Politics of Reconstruction,” that the book’s most famous quote was: “Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland; Who rules the Heartland commands the World Island; Who rules the World Island commands the World.”
Note that you can have an organization whose individual members are toxic to each other. An organization can be criminal and vicious. Members can opportunistically devour other members when they are all beastly. That is the nature of the US-led gangster corporatocracy.
A book I recommend for giving a good, concise overview of the ‘great game’ is “Zbig’s Grand Chessboard & How The West Was Checkmated,” by Natylie Baldwin and Kermit Heartsong.