This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/book-review-twilights-last-gleaming-by-j-m-greer/
A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article for the Unz Review entitled “The Empire should be placed on suicide watch”. As always, I also reposted it on my blog. One of the commentators, J.L. Seagull posted a comment which intrigued me. He wrote:
(…) we continue to be trapped in an illusion that we are still a massive power and can simply “pull through” the current state of things, as if it is a little speed bump rather than the beginning of the end. I agree with the Saker. All that is needed is a single, concrete military failure for that hallucination to be totally shattered. John Michael Greer described precisely how this can happen in his book “Twilight’s Last Gleaming.” If the American military were to fail, the illusion of a united country would dissipate before our eyes and the country would be gone within weeks — either in a peaceful breakup or a violent one, depending on how Washington would attempt to respond.
This got me very interested in the book he mentioned. While I personally had a pretty clear idea of how the USA could completely collapse and break-up, I had never heard of such a hypothesis discussed in details in an English language text, and even less so in a fiction book. I ordered the book and two days later I began reading it. And what a fascinating book it turned out to be.
I don’t want to give away the entire plot as I hope that many of you will decide to get the book, but I will just say that I find the book highly realistic: it begins by a supposedly “easy” military attack by the US military on a weak and more or less defenseless country which turns into a disaster due to a fundamental miscalculation. At that point, the USA does exactly what the opposing side predicts and doubles-down and that turns out to be a fatal mistake which, through a domino effect, ends up in the dissolution of the USA.
[Sidebar: those who will not read the book or don’t care about finding out the details of the plot can go and check it (spoiler alert!!) by clicking here]
The book is highly realistic in the sense that the author clearly did an excellent job researching his topic and because each “domino fall” is, by itself, credible. Truth be told, the author does assume that each time before the next domino falls the President commits yet another blunder or, at least, does not take correct action. Is that realistic? Well, when I see the kind of Presidents the USA has had in the past couple of decades I would say that yes – this assumption is realistic. Still, what Greer’s describes is a “perfect storm” and we can all hope that in the real world such a crisis could be averted.
There two aspects of this book which I find the most remarkable.
First, Greer clearly points to a mindset of imperial hubris as the main cause for the eventual collapse of the USA.
Second, Greer very skillfully illustrates how otherwise powerful and complex weapons systems can be defeated by creative tactics.
Again, I don’t want to go into the details because the book is a real page-turner and I hope that you will read it with as much enjoyment as I did.
I think that Greer ought to be commended for his courage for pointing out at two sources of US weaknesses which are considered as sacred cows by most US authors: arrogance and technology. Instead of seeing them as a source of strength Geer correctly identifies them as a source of weakness for the USA. This will probably be very counter-intuitive for many, and border on crimethink for some.
I think that it was the correct thing to do to hope that Trump could take action to avoid the kind of disaster the book describes. His campaign promises clearly indicated that another foreign policy was at least considered. Now that the Neocons and the US deep state have thoroughly crushed him Greer’s book takes on a new quality – the one of possibly being prophetic, at least in its general features (the book was written in 2015).
There is another topic which Greer discusses in his book, the one of a possible constitutional convention. While the idea of a constitutional convention has been floated around by all sorts of people and interests groups – all for different reasons – very few understand the immense danger of such an exercise. If you are not familiar with the topic, I would highly recommend the very interesting Solari Special Report on this topic with Catherine Austin-Fitts and Edwin Vieira Jr (you can listen to the audio of the show or read the PDF transcript). Greer does a great job showing how such a convention could result in a complete break-up of the United States.
I had never read a single book by Greer and I knew nothing about him. I imagined him to be some kind of ex-military guy who know wrote fiction books. To my immense surprise, the turned out to be, according to Wikipedia, a person who “served from December 2003 to December 2015 as the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America, and since then has focused on the Druidical Order of the Golden Dawn, which he founded in 2013” and a specialist of the occult! I guess that this explains his, shall we say, “non-mainstream” views but still, that was quite a surprise for me.
In conclusion – the book is well written, immensely entertaining and, I think, very thought-provoking. I highly recommend it.
If you are interesting in finding out more about the author, check out his blog here:
It is interesting too, well worth a visit.
To order the book on Amazon, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Twilights-Last-Gleaming-Michael-Greer/dp/1782200355/
Very interesting points.
I ´ll repeatedly think it over.
Welcome aboard, Saker.
Yours and his are two of 7 sites on my goto list. Usually at the top or within the top 4.
I have been following the Archdruid Report Blog since its early days and found it easily the best writing on world events and future portents available, anywhere. The blog has gone into a hiatus as Greer goes through the process of selecting and setting up a new platform and dealing with some personal business. Sound familiar?
You might find his past blog posts, on which many of his books, including this one are based, useful. Go here: http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com.au/
You and he come at the role of spirituality from different perspectives, but those perspectives of the same object are valid expressions of the reality and should draw those viewing them together, not push them apart.
“The Archdruid Report” is the best single source of information, knowledge and wisdom that I know of online. Mr Greer is astonishingly well informed, and I have never caught him out in a factual mistake – in over five years of weekly posts. As a keen amateur historian (with a university degree in the subject), I am continually amazed at his ability to explain and unfold facts I have always known – but never before understood so clearly.
Saker, I am honored to have my comment quoted! I’m glad you have found out about John Michael Greer, as he has said many things that I want to say about the true nature of America, only much more clearly and carefully than I could ever manage. His blog described many aspects of the internal “hollowing out” of the American state.
On the subject of his philosophical views, although John has written many books on the occult, I have found that these are generally not out of a desire to do harm to Christianity, but simply on the grounds that Americans lack a healthy local tradition that connects us to the places we live in. Perhaps he is trying to get on the wavelength of the Native Americans and read the spirit of the earth that way. But he himself has predicted that his brand of “druidry” will not succeed in the long run.
I have a friend who insists that America after the breakup will be taken over by the fundamentalist Protestants who founded it in the first place. I have noticed that these evangelicals are well-funded, well-educated and seemingly waiting in the wings.
I have a friend who insists that America after the breakup will be taken over by the fundamentalist Protestants who founded it in the first place
In some states yes, but not in all. CA, NY, NJ are never going to go that way for example. But the notion that breaking up the USA would allow each region to develop in some unique way is a very interesting one.
Thanks again for your recommendation!!!!
A great, great book which was fun to read AND she spared me the need to outline such a scenario myself (not to mention that I could never have done it like Greer did)
Hugs and cheers,
What we are seeing is Trump being indoctrinated into the Empire Cult, to use and old phrase, being “kept in the dark, fed horseshit and expected to grow”. Like all cults, this one deprives the target initiate of all contact with reality, and “reinterprets” whatever real info cannot be prevented from breaching the security/media bubble. Trump’s greatest weakness is his misunderstanding he automatically had any significant power when he got to sit in the Oval Office. And any power he did have by virtue of his popular support has been systematically stripped away. In other comment sites, I’m seeing former pro-Trumpers saying exactly what I predicted… they have no interest in having a steady stream of dead soldiers coming home to “defend interests” half-a-world away. Many are veterans and feel they have paid the price for the peace dividend which getting out of Vietnam, seeing the Soviet collapse and then the Iraq/Afghan debacles should have provided.
They are done fighting and paying for banker’s wars.
They have screwed down the emotional pressure-cooker on Trump and he is predictably lashing out in the “only” ways his advisers intentionally provide. They are playing to Trump’s bigotry, ego and pride, possibly pushing him to where he will have a psychological breakdown at the eventual realization he is as brainwashed as any Moonie. That is why Bannon and Flynn had to go, they still had some grasp on reality, no matter how tenuous.
saker & seagull:
sorry i could only find out within Greer´s blog on waaay too much philosophical ‘flights’ and concepts.
Might be pretty good but I wanna geopolitical views. Is it out somewhere else?
He recently closed down his blog, so he finished it by asking his readers to consider these deep philosophical questions.
Here are some of his geopolitical posts, from 2015:
The current Ukrainian regime, installed by a US-sponsored coup and backed by NATO, means to Russia precisely what a hostile Canadian government installed by a Chinese-sponsored coup and backed by the People’s Liberation Army would mean to the United States
Those who pin Utopian hopes on the end of American hegemony will get to add disappointment to that already bitter mix, since hegemony remains the same no matter who happens to be perched temporarily in the saddle.
Thank you Saker for the warm reply! The feeling is mutual!
Greer was predicting Trump’s nomination from January 2016. Take a look at his archives from around that time. The geopolitical discussions get very heated, as you can imagine, and since he moderates very considerately, replying to everyone who writes in (at least politely), that takes a toll on a person. The comments were up to 400/week for the geopolitical posts.
It’s great to see him get recognized here. He’s a man with the ability to focus on an issue intensely and derive useful conclusions. Thank you, Saker!
The USA is Britain II, and was carefully crafted by the best British thinkers when they understood that traditional pre-industrial revolution Empires controlled by ***tiny*** homelands had no future. As an engineering project, the USA is the greatest success in Human History, and people who knock the USA to make themselves feel ‘big’ are fools.
America was also a unique empire in so far as it could not be automatically determined to be either ‘good’ or ‘evil’. The strength of America, unlike earlier empires, was to be the strength of its population. And vast Human populations tend to be morally neutral at worse.
But once the lumbering giant was constructed, the game was about who control’s Frankenstein’s monster. At first this was classic British control- hence America’s role in WW1 and WW2. Britain said ‘jump’ and America said ‘how high’. But since the end of WW2 America’s purpose changed. In a significant way America lost its traditional masters, and was freewheeling for a time. This gave the demons an opportunity to step in and take the reins of power.
High Demon Tony Blair (whose election campaign had him depicted with his true demon eyes- go google it if you don’t believe me) led his team in a final project to own the USA- a project that really began with the Kosovo War (a failure) but then found absolute success with the History changing false-flag of 9/11. The demons control the Deep State, which is why even when the people go against the direct wishes of the demons (elect Trump), the Deep State gets things back on track in ever shorter periods of time (3 months for Trump to act in Syria as Clinton had promised to do).
And the laughter of the demons reverberate across our galaxy everytime someone proclaims the ‘end’ of America.
Today America represents the greatest threat Humanity has ever faced. Russia’s ‘master plan’ is not to be the only loser in a full-on nuclear conflict with the USA. Since the demons want to ‘persuade’ Humanity to commit mass suicide, this isn’t exactly counter to the ultimate desire of the demons. True Evil is anti-life- it is motivated by the need to ‘cleanse’ the universe of sentient life.
Look at the universal celebration of the destruction of the Syrian people’s main anti-terror asset in that region in the power structures of the West. The Left ‘hated’ Trump until he showed his willingness to take Humanity to war. The Right likewise. Trump, since his attack on Syrian Humanity, has been receiving praise from every control section of society in the West- from politicians to religious leaders.
Some talk foolishly about the ‘cost’ of America’s cruise missiles, but the USA simply prints more money as and when needed- the US economy is actually paid for by the rest of the planet. Remember how when Blair and America invaded Iraq, America took tens of billions of dollars in hard cash with them to pay off anyone significant in power who would betray the Iraqi people. Money is ***literally*** no problem to America since the rest of us work hard to maintain the value of the dollar regardless.
No, America’s only problem is the mindset of the population- but we are talking about a people here who tolerated widespread slavery in an Industrialised nation, massive discrimination based upon someone’s skin colour until the 1960s and later- a people who were persuaded to participate in WW1 and WW2, even when they were told the whole purpose of being an America was not having to put up with the ‘problems’ of ‘old Europe’. In other words the average American citizen has proven to be perfectly pliable.
Why do so many fools constantly think America is on the edge of collapse? It is because many Americans have a ‘morbid’ mindset- where, despite being the most privileged people on the planet, many americans love to feel sorry for themselves. It is like how almost every American movie with a familiy in it depicts at least one child being seriously ill in one way or another. This morbidity seems to be deliberately encouraged by formal education and popular culture as a cintrol mechanism. But when morbid Americans describe their morbid fantasies, it isn’t because these fantasies have any basis in reality.
Those of us that understand the threat America represents cannot afford to delude ourselves. For sure in the Final Conflict, Russia will give as good as it gets and will probably come out well on top in so far as Russia has an advantage in terrain, nuclear warhead and anti-missile tech. But the Final Conflict will still end the lives of ***billions*** of Humans. So the Final Conflict is a total loss for Humanity any way it plays out, and we have to focus on earlier events instead.
Mr and Mrs Average American do not want to lose their lives – but live in a nation designed to make them think such an outcome is impossible no matter what evil the American military inflicts on other Humans. This must change if we are to save Humanity. America is ***not*** going to self-destruct – it is the most stable empire power ever seen. Our only chance is if we ensure American’s are terrified of the consequences of Trump’s warmongering. And this cannot happen without Russia striking back.
Putin needs to set his own ‘red lines’ all across our planet, warning the Empire of the Demons and all their lackey states (especially Israel, Saudi Arabia and Turkey) of the price they will pay ***immediately*** if their warmongering continues. But let’s face it- we all know Putin ain’t going to do this. Instead Putin contorts his thinking into knots trying to convince himself America won’t ‘escalate’- even when America promises to do exactly that. And unlike Russia, America keeps its promises- an essential trait in gangster no.1 if anyone is to trust America and thus ally with her.
“For evil to win out, all that is required is for good men to do nothing”. Since Blair first rose to power, the strategy of ‘good men’ has been exactly that- to do ***nothing***. Iraq fell, Libya fell, Syria was destroyed, wahhabism carefully spread througnout most of the ***secular*** muslim world, and ‘good men’- Putin most of all- did ***nothing***.
Putin could have ordered the immediate destruction of the American ships that launched the cruise missiles, and the ***only*** consequence would be a world so terrified of nuclear conflict, the Human popualtion would immediately act to remove the neo-cons and neo-liberals from power in the West, ending the reign of the demons. Instead Putin just parrots his favourite words “can’t we all just get along”. And the demons howl their approval across our galaxy as their only potential nemesis fumbles the ball yet again. After failing to step up for the thousandth time, Putin just gazes again across the massive Russian stockpile of WW3 weapon systems and takes ‘satisfaction’ knowing the Final Conflict won’t go America’s way- and that is just how the demons want it.
@ twilight: While the actual ~$100million spent ineffectively on 59 cruise missiles is a non-issue to the Treasury/FED, it is a major public relations issue. The Rust Belt rural voters that elected Trump are frugal to a fault, and will see this as a foolish, expensive move from a “businessman”.
And again, the 5th Columnist/AIPAC-apologist’s propaganda… that Putin should retaliate in kind. Absolutely wrong, and I would be greatly surprised if the Russian military took on any but a stronger defensive stance. Putin has already retracted the “air space coordination” agreement with the US/NATO/EU, and has probably informed Trumpy, Merkel, Hollande, Trudeau (who was “fully briefed and supports”), the Saudi royalty, Nutty-yahoo and a few other leaders directly… that any “coalition” aircraft/missiles found in Syrian airspace WILL be shot down, no warning. The S-400’s are probably now fully functional and on fire-as-required alert.
The US is playing tiddly winks while Putin and Xi are playing multi-level 3D chess. This “raid” proves that the US intelligence/surveillance/command is unable to analyze the raw data it so greedily devours. The US may well have as carefully selected this Syrian airfield because it was the only one with no Russian military personnel present, but botching it so badly (less than 50% hits and the airstrip.taxiways unharmed?) makes them look incompetent. The only reason I can think of is because the US plans on using that airstrip when it invades… good luck with that.
The Syrian “rebels” will no more appreciate the US invading than the Syrian gov’t and the 80% of the population that supports Assad might. The “rebels” want to run Syria, they don’t want to be ruled by the US/NATO either..they see the mess the “never leaves” US/NATO made in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya. To invade is gross miscalculation and will surely end up with many hundreds/thousands of US dead. Assad/Putin were brilliant to allow the surrendering rebels to go home… they are a reserve army that absolutely hates the US “infidels”… which is why the Saudis had to be intermediaries, delivering the US-sent cash and weapons.
Putin and Russia should retaliate in kind and should mirror back the behavior that the American set “rules” normalize.
During the cold war both sides refrained from acts they knew the other side could match. If one side put a horse shoe in their boxing glove, they knew they would get the same. If one side went for the other’s testicles, they put their own balls on the line.
I would suggest Russia starts to focus on Yemen, expose the humanitarian catastrophe, show pictures of starving children and ask if America has any shame … how many starved children are enough for America? Introduce U.N. resolutions condemning Saudi Arabia and force America to veto them. Accuse America of complicity and declare that if the world won’t help stop the slaughter of children, then Russia will.
As my mom used to say: sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
Syria and Iran have successfully endured many low blows, will the Saudis be as successful, and what happens to our base in Bahrain if Saudi goes down?
So America must either stop with the low blows or understand that Russia will start to administer some of their own.
I do understand that Russia does not want to strike low blows, and that reflecting back America’s self appointed role as the world’s policeman is totally incompatible withe the idea of a multi polar world order, but they could explain they are simply playing by the rules as established by America. Russia should also say how they wish to return to the rules embodied in the U.N. charter, but cannot at the present time because of the impending mass starvation in Yemen, which is being perpetrated by the American protected Saudis.
So America will either have to stop the low blows, buy the Saudis a cup or explain why the U.N. charter is not binding on America but is on every other nation.
Bottom line: if Syrian forces can now be attacked with out consequences every time a head chopper and his white helmet running buddies cry gas then Syria is doomed.
There is a lot of truth in what you write. I second you on many points. However as there are daemonic powers sweeping over the human integer there are also Divine powers that stand above. It is true that the daemons basing themselves on our weaknesses have an easy field with humans while the Divine forces have it more “difficult” It is difficult to be heroic, truthful in difficult circumstances etc. ( I have shamefully lied more then once when my “honour” was at stake while my heroic deeds are few). But Heroism does exists, Truth does exists. and after all as Greer seems to indicate. “There can be creative tactics” The hour of the unexpected?
“Mr and Mrs Average American do not want to lose their lives – but live in a nation designed to make them think such an outcome is impossible no matter what evil the American military inflicts on other Humans. This must change if we are to save Humanity. America is ***not*** going to self-destruct – it is the most stable empire power ever seen. Our only chance is if we ensure American’s are terrified of the consequences of Trump’s warmongering. And this cannot happen without Russia striking back.”
Unfortunately this may well be true. The obliviousness of the American public is truly mind-boggling.
Saker, so glad you discovered JMG and his writings. I have followed his weekly blog (The Archdruid Report) that you mentioned for years; he is a deep thinker and great wordsmith. His blogpost writings, begun in 2006, can be accessed in the site’s archives. From my understanding (roughly), each week
they fall into one of three categories (with some overlap): 1) A presentation of his latest fictional narratives ( sometimes serialized over several weeks) 2) Philosophy, Spirituality, Literature, Art, etc, (very good) 3) Deep analysis of more realpolitik issues (Energy, Sustainability, U.S, policy and geopolitical issues, etc.). (Great insight in the vein of Saker’s writings).
Alas, after eleven years it seems the blog is on hiatus for a while, with the hopes that it will resume probably under new format and theme. In the meantime I would highly recommend his books or the blog archives.
Thanks Saker for sharing your knowledge in these crazy times.
Yes USA should be split into 3 or 4 parts.
Ending in a dissolution is most feasible, likely.
Military failure you mention, remind me of Mogadish battle.
How do you think Saker, how do you connect the battle to be one coming as a beginning of the end of the cursed empire.
There was a recent panel discussion including Greer that is worth watching:
This summit brought together an amazing panel that consisted of John Michael Greer, James Howard Kunstler, Chris Martenson, Frank Morris, and Dmitry Orlov to talk about issues ranging from politics, the economy, the food we eat, immigration, labor, poverty, minorities, war, and much more.
Saker, a mind as sharp and well-stocked as yours needs – seriously – to be much more in touch with John Michael’s oeuvre. He’s a remarkable polymath, and in my reckoning a near peerless clear-seer about what’s really happening to the Earth, and to human society. I think you’ll love his ideas. I’ve followed his output with great respect – and delight! – for years. The places to look for JM’s archives are: ‘The Archdruid Report’, and ‘The Well Of Galabes’, for his public-affairs musings and for his occult essays, respectively. Have fun!
I will use this comment spot to talk about something different. I as many other young people may be wondering how the Syrian conflict started. I can search through youtube, but i may get poisoned by wrong information. I see southfront and i like the way they presented the information, but i wont see all the episodes since they are hundreds. I wonder how Daesh have got that vast territory in Syria. I started to follow this war right by the half. Please any pure information is welcome, as well any summary.
Here is one history of how it got started… I think there might be a better one somewhere out there, by a Syrian who provided many examples of media manipulation, but this one has most of the facts.
Same for me, nice you find out Greer, it has been on my list of blogs since 2008.
I recommend this links:
Thanks for the list. I’d add to it the essays in the series that I understand became the book “Twilight’s Last Gleaming:”
“How It Could Happen, Part One: Hubris”
Really a very interesting book (I read your spoiler link,lol). I’m assuming the book of course goes into much more detail. But I could see some of the story as possible. Maybe not all,but a lot of it. I would probably change the names of some of the countries involved. They seem wrong to me. But then the book is fiction,so it was the author’s choice.The basic story is what I have said before though.
The possibility of deep “meaningful” change in the US isn’t possible without stripping away the myth of “exceptionalism”.And that only can come by military defeat.Exceptionalism in the US is a doctrine that aligns with “manifest destiny,the New Jerusalem,shining city on a hill”.It isn’t even questioned by most people in the US.Its simply accepted as fact.Very few people bother to talk about it,because to them that would be pointless “its just a fact” so why even mention it. Politicians will say something about it once and a while,and people will just nod in agreement.Its the US version of the “Herrenvolk” or “chosen people” thinking.
No all consuming “fact based” thinking just stops on its own.Military defeat is necessary to strip that thinking away. And make people realize they are no different than other people around the World. That they have no “God given right” to dominate the Earth. I’ve never believed as some do that “economic collapse” with “do the job”. We saw in the great depression,the US didn’t collapse as an Empire. It doubled down,and used war to end that depression and then gain hegemonic power. Sure it took almost 20 years to do it,but they did it.Economic collapse is only effective preceded,or in lockstep, with military defeat.Once exceptionalism is shown as a “false God”,only then can positive change come for the US.
Regarding the dissolution of the American entity, who knows if or when it will occur.
But if there is any justice, the United States will be on the receiving end of all the Hell that it has inflicted on the world.
Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Libya, Syria, Yemen, the fake War on Terrorism, etc. America’s wars have murdered millions of people and raped multiple nations.
There is a world of pain that is coming for the Americans.
And deep down, they know it too.
Karma is a helluva bitch, as they say.
The Americans deserve to learn that lesson up close and personal.
America will not escape its Day of Judgment.
In fact, it’s likely that the “end of America” ruminations and hysterics that you increasingly see from people like John Michael Greer and his ilk are a masked expression of these underlying fears of retribution.
The America Mentality is a very interesting one to analyze, as it combines an unstable mixture of paranoia, psychological projection, arrogance, self-deception, messianic political delusion, faux-religous ideations.
Future antholopogists may look back and study the USA and realize that, contrary to its endless propaganda about representing democracy and freedom, America was in fact a lunatic asylum masqerading as a nation.
Since there may be people crossing over here, and I have posted as “Twilight” on J. M. Greer’s site and others for over 10 years, I wanted to make it clear that I am not the “twilight” posting here.
The American voters responded strongly when Obama promised Change and Hope.
The American voters also responded to Trump promising a change in policy both at home and abroad.
Its rather clear that the American voters keep saying that they want to change course.
The interesting question is what’s going to happen in the next election. The voters have tried Democrat, and realized that they were lied to. Then they rejected the Democrats and tried Trump, and over the next few years will realize again that they were lied to.
At some point, the electorate will lose faith in both parties. I rather suspect it will be true by the time the next election roles around. It might become very interesting as to which party or candidate will be the next one to get a try at giving the people what they’ve been saying they want for quite some time now.
At some point, a political system that refuses to give the people what they want, and rarely even tosses them a bone, is going to run into problems. What happens to a rigid two-party system when the voters reject both parties? We seem to be heading towards such a point with great speed.
John Michael Greer is worth reading and his views are worth pondering on…
The Druidic approach is friendly to our Mother Earth and the respect this planet deserves.
Very thoughtful visions of political portant, philosophical writings sometimes heavy to “digest” but I also highly recommend his blogs and youtubes.
He has taken some time off now to regroup and take care of his life, I believe.
Blessings to all…
gabriel the seagull
The dissolution of the USA into several independent states would be greatly to humanity, including Americans’, benefit. As it is the USA is the greatest force for Evil in history, and the most belligerently aggressive, genocidal and destructive power, by far, ever. Even today it utterly rejects any global dispensation but one where they rule TOTALLY over every other society, no matter how ancient and vast itself. Indeed the USA has for years followed a policy designed to break up all other great civilizations into powerless statelets, with great success, at great human cost, in Yugoslavia, the USSR, Iraq, Sudan etc.
It has firm plans for the same process in Russia, China and, no doubt, India if they prove less than completely servile in future. If the process was reversed and imposed on the USA, it would be both a delicious irony and just desserts. Of course we must hope for a peaceful dissolution into some sort of North American Commonwealth,
I would be extremely cautious about anything having to do with the likes of Aleister Crowley, the certified British Intelligence agent posing as ‘Magus’.
All pretended ‘esoteric, occult’ outfits like Rosicrucians, Free-Masonry, Theosophy, Golden Dawn, Cabbalistic Order of Druids, Neo-Pagans, are creations of the British Secret Service (going back to Elizabethan times at least, but with origins in the Kabbalah) and its transatlantic spawn CIA, as convenient covers for covert operations (deception, espionage, propaganda, perception management, psy-ops, money-laundering, sabotage, conspiracies, revolutions). All too often their ‘revelations’ of secret dealings are ‘limited hangouts’.
I’ve been thinking about how both Greer’s book is prescient and this post about it so appropriate, in regard to the US over-reliance on technology. There has been so much written about what happened, but I don’t see that much fuss being made over the utter catastrophe this attack represents to the US military. Setting aside the question of why, the US launched 60 of their vaunted top of the line cruise missiles and they did basically nothing.
I seriously doubt they were all defective, since this is a proven system the US has relied on for years, and has had great effect before. It’s not just the cost of these 60 missiles, as the rest of them are now obsolete as well, at least in certain theaters. And how many other systems are also now vulnerable?
I think the picture of what happened here is very different than what has been presented. It simply doesn’t make sense as discussed. It makes more sense if you consider it as the start of something that utterly failed, and the rest had to be called off.
I had been hoping the Saker or someone else would touch on this some more–The Saker has thus far alluded to the fact that most of the missiles were taken out by some sort of electronic warfare. But this to me is really the biggest story–not that the attack was merely ineffective, but that only 23/59 connected with any target. They did not miss the runways because the missiles can’t hit a target, or, as Tillerson claims, “the ground was too hard.” We’ve seen US cruise missiles hit the wrong targets many times, but I can’t recall any scenario where >60% of the missiles seemingly hit nothing. That seems like something the Empire ought to be worrying about….
This article provides the missing context: http://theduran.com/bombed-sharyat-base-back-operation/
It was not a “message”, not a fraud coordinated with Russia, it was a real attempt to disrupt the Syrian effort to repel the Hama offensive. Probably just like the earlier Israeli mission.
Given that, the failure of the attack is even more telling. There would be no benefit for either side to say anything publicly about what was done.
Stretch the plot over 20 years and make it end with dictatorship (my personal invention: same vice-president, but a new puppet president every year!), that will make the plot much more plausible.
NB: confrontation with China takes place in South China Sea and ends up a costly draw (think battle of Kaddish or WWI) is more realistic.
Everybody here seems to think it was the neocons who crushed Trump, not. The rotten seed is in his family: Yael Kushner, aka Ivanka Trump, converted to Judaism after her marriage to Jared Kushner.
Israel is an enemy of Assad, last secular and independent Arab leader, they much prefer ISIS to Iran influence in Syria, stated by themselves. The snake born from Trump holds the cards, she is the one who espouses neocon ideology, teh destruction of Syria for the benefit of Israel’s long term plan of world domination.
The Saker says…
“While I personally had a pretty clear idea of how the USA could completely collapse and break-up,…”
– Sheikh Imran Hossein has been saying this all the while now…that Pax Judaica will come after a complete military and financial defeat of the US. The later is being spearheaded by Russia/China dumping the USD and former is definitely taking shape, in the misguided and needless fight with Iran.
Iranians are not alone in this fight. If Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei issues a religious fatwa/edict to fight against the “Great Satan” then it will become obligatory for all Shia to fulfill this “religious duty” – wherever they might be.
There are more than 125 million Shia’s in the world and they are not fractured “Ummah” like the Ahl e Sunnah.
This is a war that United States cannot win.
– Best Wishes