By Cynthia Chung for the Saker Blog
Afghanistan is on many people’s minds lately, though the sentiment is rather mixed. Some think of it as a cause for celebration, others for deep concern, and then there are those who think it an utter disaster that justifies foreign re-entry.
Most of the western concern arises out of 9/11 and the Taliban’s supposed connection to this through Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, however, as Scott Ritter (who was the lead analyst for the 7th Marine Amphibious Brigade on the Soviet war in Afghanistan) wrote:
“The entire Afghan conflict must be examined considering this reality – everything is a lie. Every battle, every campaign, every contract written and implemented – everything was founded in a lie…
Admiral McRaven, when speaking of the operation to kill Bin Laden, noted that there wasn’t anything fundamentally special about that mission in terms of the tactics. ‘I think that night we ran 11 or 12 [other] missions in Afghanistan,’ McRaven noted. Clearly there was a military focus beyond simply killing Bin Laden. It was secretive work, reportedly involving the assassination of Taliban members, that often resulted in innocent civilians beings killed.
It should be noted that, as of 2019, McRaven believed that this kind of special operations activity should be continued in Afghanistan for years to come. So much for the US mission in Afghanistan being defined by the death of Bin Laden. The mission had become death, and the careers that were defined by those deaths.
The fact is the war in Afghanistan did not need to be fought. We could have ended the threat posed by Bin Laden simply by negotiating with the Taliban in the aftermath of 9/11, providing the evidence we claimed to have linking Bin Laden to the terrorist attacks on the United States. Any student of Afghanistan worth their salt knows the fundamental importance of honor that is enshrined in the concepts of Pashtunwali, the unwritten ethical code that defines the traditional lifestyle of the Pashtun people. If, as we claimed, Bin Laden carried out an attack on women and children while he was living under the protection of Pashtunwali, then his dishonor is that of the Pashtun tribes. To clear their honor, they would seek justice – in this case, evicting Bin Laden and his followers from Afghanistan.
In fact, the Taliban made precisely this offer.
For America, however, this would have been an unsatisfying result. We needed blood, not justice, and we sent our troops to Afghanistan to stack bodies, which they did, in prodigious numbers. Most of these bodies were Taliban. We excused this by claiming the Taliban were providing safe haven to Bin Laden, and as such were complicit in the 9/11 attacks.
Which was a lie.”
Scott Ritter (who was a former UN weapons inspector in Iraq from ’91-98) had also played a leading role in bringing to the public’s attention the lies told to justify the illegal war in Iraq, which was based off of cooked British intelligence.
It was not just based on the illusion of “justice,” there was a deeper and much more disturbing agenda under the patriotic trumpet blaring.
In this light, Afghanistan is indeed an incredible American “failure,” not only in failing to install their puppet government; it has also failed the American people, however, not in the way most are talking about.
The 20 year, some say occupancy others say terrorizing, of Afghanistan, is estimated at $1-2 trillion. This is only for the case of Afghanistan, it does not account for the total cost thus far of the War on Terror. Such extravagant spending with really nothing to show for it but destruction, the slaughter of innocents, instability and chaos; you would think the United States must be a very rich country to afford such a budget with no clear goal or objective. Instead, what we find is that the American economy is tanking and the living standard is plummeting, while drug use and overdose rates are sky-rocketing and suicide is among the top causes of death in the United States, especially among their youth.
What is going on here? Have the Americans gone mad? Or is there something much much more sinister afoot?
This situation cannot just be explained away as incompetence or the money-making business of war, or even the crazed end-of-world ideologies of neo-conservatives or Zionists, although these are all major factors.
The reason for this is because there has been something operating within the Middle East for much longer, it is even the reason why we call the Middle East and the Far East by such a name, it is the reason for why many countries in this region have the boundaries they do, and was the originator of the Palestine/Israel conflict.
It is also found at the center of the origin and funding of Islamic terrorism as we see in its modern form today.
Whose “Arab Awakening”?
“The renunciation will not be easy. Jewish hopes have been raised to such a pitch that the non-fulfilment of the Zionist dream of a Jewish state in Palestine will cause intense disillusionment and bitterness. The manifold proofs of public spirit and of capacity to endure hardships and face danger in the building up of the national home are there to testify to the devotion with which a large section of the Jewish people cherish the Zionist ideal. And it would be an act of further cruelty to the Jews to disappoint those hopes if there existed some way of satisfying them, that did not involve cruelty to another people. But the logic of facts is inexorable. It shows that no room can be made in Palestine for a second nation except by dislodging or exterminating the nation in possession.” [emphasis added]
– the concluding paragraph of George Antonius’ “The Arab Awakening” (1938), graduate from Cambridge University, civil servant in the British Mandate of Palestine
Much of what is responsible for the war and havoc in the Middle East today has the British orchestrated so-called “Arab Awakening” to thank, led by characters such as E.G. Browne, St. John Philby, T.E. Lawrence of Arabia, and Gertrude Bell. Although its origins go as far back as the 19th century, it was only until the early 20th century, that the British were able to reap significant results from its long harvest.
The Arab Revolt of 1916-1918, had been, to the detriment of the Arab people, a British led rebellion. The British claimed that their sole interest in the affair was the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire and had given their word that these Arab territories would be freed and allowed independence if they agreed to rebel, in large part led and directed by the British.
It is a rather predictable feature of the British to lie and double cross and thus it should be of no surprise to anyone that their intentions were quite the opposite of what they had promised and thanks to the Sykes-Picot Russian leak, were revealed in their entire shameful glory.
Once the Arab Revolt was “won” against the Ottoman Empire, instead of the promised Arab independence, the Middle East was carved up into zones of influence under British and French colonial rule. Puppet monarchies were created in regions that were considered not under direct colonial subjugation in order to continue the illusion that Arabs remained in charge of sacred regions such as Mecca and Medina.
In central Arabia, Hussein ibn Ali, Sharif of Mecca, the puppet leader of the Arab Revolt laid claim to the title Caliph in 1924, which his rival Wahhabite Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud rejected and declared war, defeating the Hashemites. Hussein (British Cairo Office favourite) abdicated and Ibn Saud (British India Office favourite), was proclaimed King of Hejaz and Najd in 1926, which led to the founding of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Al Saud (House of Saud) warriors of Wahhabism were a formidable strike force that the British believed would help London gain control of the western shores of the Persian Gulf.
Hussein ibn Ali’s son Faisal (under the heavy tutelage of T.E. Lawrence, Cairo Office) was bestowed as King of Iraq and Hussein’s other son, Abdullah I was established as the Emir of Transjordan until a negotiated legal separation of Transjordan from Britain’s Palestine mandate occurred in 1946, whereupon he was crowned King of Jordan.
While the British were promising Arab independence they simultaneously were promising a homeland in Palestine to the Jews. The Balfour Declaration of November 2nd, 1917 states:
“His majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object…”
Palestine had been seized by the British during the so-called “Arab Revolt” on December 11th, 1917 when General Allenby marched into Jerusalem through the Jaffa Gate and declared martial law over the city. Palestine has remained occupied ever since.
Britain would receive the mandate over Palestine from the League of Nations in July 1922.
Throughout the 1920s and 1930s violent confrontations between Jews and Arabs took place in Palestine costing thousands of lives. In 1936 a major Arab revolt occurred over 7 months, until diplomatic efforts involving other Arab countries led to a ceasefire. In 1937, a British Royal Commission of Inquiry headed by William Peel concluded that Palestine had two distinct societies with irreconcilable political demands, thus making it necessary to partition the land.
The Arab Higher Committee refused Peel’s “prescription” and the revolt broke out again. This time, Britain responded with a devastatingly heavy hand. Roughly 5,000 Arabs were killed by the British armed forces and police.
Following the riots, the British mandate government dissolved the Arab Higher Committee and declared it an illegal body.
In response to the revolt, the British government issued the White Paper of 1939, which stated that Palestine should be a bi-national state, inhabited by both Arabs and Jews. Due to the international unpopularity of the mandate including within Britain itself, it was organised such that the United Nations would take responsibility for the British initiative and adopted the resolution to partition Palestine on November 29th, 1947. Britain would announce its termination of its Mandate for Palestine on May 15th, 1948 after the State of Israel declared its independence on May 14th, 1948.
The Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood
“We do not cut the head of religion except by sword of religion.”
– Jamal al-Din al-Afghani
In 1869, a man named Jamal al-Din al-Afghani, the intellectual founder of the Salafiyya movement, went to India where British led colonial authorities welcomed him with honors and graciously escorted him aboard a government owned vessel on an all-expenses paid voyage to the Suez. 
In Cairo he was adopted by the Egyptian prime minister Riad Pasha, a notorious enemy of the emerging nationalist movement in Egypt. Pasha persuaded Afghani to stay in Egypt and allowed him to take up residence in Cairo’s 900 year old Al Azhar mosque considered the center of Islamic learning worldwide, where he received lodging and a monthly government stipend (paid for by the British).
While Egypt was fighting its nationalist fight from 1879-1882, Afghani and his chief disciple Muhammad Abduh travelled together first to Paris and then to Britain, it was in Britain that they would make a proposal for a pan-Islamic alliance among Egypt, Turkey, Persia and Afghanistan against Czarist Russia.
What Afghani was proposing to the British was that they provide aid and resources to support his formation of a militant Islam sect that would favour Britain’s interest in the Middle East, in other words, Afghani was offering to fight Islam with Islam to service British interests, having stated in one of his works “We do not cut the head of religion except by sword of religion.”
Although it is said that the British refused this offer, this is not likely considering the support Afghani would receive in creating the intellectual foundation for a pan-Islamic movement with British patronage and the support of England’s leading orientalist E.G. Browne, the godfather of twentieth century Orientalism and teacher of St John Philby and T.E. Lawrence.
E.G. Browne would make sure the work of Afghani would continue long beyond his death by lionising him in his 1910 “The Persian Revolution,” considered an authoritative history of the time.
In 1888, Abduh, the chief disciple of Afghani, would return to Egypt in triumph with the full support of the representatives of her Majesty’s imperial force and took the first of several positions in Cairo, openly casting his lot with Lord Cromer, who was the symbol of British imperialism in Egypt.
Abduh would found, with the hold of London’s Egyptian proconsul Evelyn Baring (aka Lord Cromer) who was the scion of the enormously powerful banking clan (Barings Bank) under the city of London, the Salafiyya movement.
Abduh had attached himself to the British rulers of Egypt and created the cornerstone of the Muslim Brotherhood which dominated the militant Islamic right throughout the twentieth century.
In 1899, Abduh reached the pinnacle of his power and influence, and was named mufti of Egypt.
In 1902, Riyadh fell to Ibn Saud and it was during this period that Ibn Saud established the fearsome Ikhwan (translated as “brotherhood”). From the 1920s onward, the new Saudi state merged its Wahhabi orthodoxy with the Salafiyya movement (which would be organised into the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928).
William Shakespear, a famed British agent, forged the first formal treaty between England and Saudi Arabia which was signed in 1915, which bound London and Arabia for years before Saudi Arabia became a country. “It formally recognized Ibn Saud as the independent ruler of the Nejd and its Dependencies under British protection. In return, Ibn Saud undertook to follow British advice.”
Harry St. John Bridger Philby, a British operative schooled by E.G. Browne and father to the legendary triple agent Kim Philby, would succeed Shakespear as Great Britain’s liaison to Ibn Saud under the British India Office, the friendly rival of the Cairo Arab Bureau office which was sponsoring T.E. Lawrence of Arabia.
In Egypt 1928, Hassan al-Banna (a follower of Afghani and Abduh) founded the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan al-Muslimeen), the organization that would change the course of history in the twentieth century Middle East.
Banna’s Muslim Brotherhood was established with a grant from England’s Suez Canal Company and from that point on, British diplomats and intelligence service, along with the British puppet King Farouq would use the Muslim Brotherhood as a truncheon against Egypt’s nationalists and later against Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser. (For more on this refer to my paper.)
To get the Muslim Brotherhood off the ground, the Suez Canal Company helped Banna build the mosque in Ismailia that would serve as its headquarters and base of operation. The fact that Banna created the organization in Ismailia is itself worthy of note. For England, the Suez Canal was the indispensable route to its prize possession, India, and in 1928 the town Ismailia happened to house not only the company’s offices but a major British military base built during WWI. It was also, in the 1920s a center of pro-British sentiment in Egypt.
In the post-WWI world, England reigned supreme, the flag of the British Empire was everywhere from the Mediterranean to India. A new generation of kings and potentates ruled over British dominated colonies, mandates, vassal states, and semi-independent fiefdoms in Egypt, Arabia, Iraq, Transjordan and Persia. To varying degrees those monarchies were beholden to London.
In the half century between 1875 and 1925 the building blocks of the militant Islamic right were cemented in place by the British Empire.
Islamic Banking Made in Geneva/London
Islamic banking [that is the banking system dominated presently by Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf States] was born in Egypt and financed by Saudi Arabia and then spread to the far corners of the Muslim world. Eventually the Islamic banking movement became a vehicle not only for exporting political Islam but for sponsoring violence. However, Islamic banking did not get off the ground on its own, as Ibrahim Warde (a renowned scholar of international finance) explains in his book “Islamic Finance in the Global Economy,” Islamic banking:
“…operates more out of London, Geneva, or the Bahamas than it does out of Jeddah, Karachi or Cairo…Ideologically, both liberalism and economic Islam were driven by their common opposition to socialism and economic dirigisme…Even Islamic Republics have on occasion openly embraced neo-liberalism…In Sudan, between 1992 and the end of 1993, Economics Minister Abdul Rahim Hamdi – a disciple of Milton Friedman and incidentally a former Islamic banker in London – did not hesitate to implement the harshest free-market remedies dictated by the International Monetary Fund. He said he was committed to transforming the heretofore statist economy ‘according to free-market rules, because this is how an Islamic economy should function.’ ” [emphasis added]
Perhaps the best case study to this phenomenon is the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI).
BCCI was an international bank founded in 1972 by Agha Hasan Abedi, a Pakistani financier. The bank was registered in Luxembourg with head offices in Karachi and London. A decade after opening, BCCI had over 400 branches in 78 countries in excess of $20 billion USD, making it the seventh largest private bank in the world.
In the 1980s investigations into BCCI led to the discovery of its involvement in massive money laundering and other financial crimes, and that the BCCI had illegally and secretly gained the control of a major American bank, First American, according to Robert Morgenthau (Manhattan DA) who had been investigating the bank for over two years.
BCCI was also to be found guilty for illegally buying another American bank, the Independence Bank of Los Angeles, using a Saudi businessman Ghaith Paraon as the puppet owner. The American depositors lost most of their money when BCCI was forced to foreclose since it was essentially operating a Ponzi scheme to fund illegal activity of all sorts.
According to Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald’s book “The Valediction”:
“Afghanistan offered the opportunity for BCCI to migrate the lucrative heroin business from Southeast Asia [Laos/Cambodia/Vietnam] to the Pakistani/Afghan border under the cover of destabilization. President Carter supported Brzezinski’s provocations into Soviet territory from the minute they got into the White House. He then sanctioned Brzezinski’s plan to use Afghanistan to lure the Soviet Union into its own Vietnam and lied to the public about it when they fell into the trap on December 27, 1979.
…The destabilization kills three birds with one stone. It weakens the Soviets…It acts as a cover for moving the heroin business out of Vietnam/Laos and Cambodia to a safe haven on the Pakistan frontier with Afghanistan – a trade that propped up the British Empire financially for over a hundred years.
…Afghan drug dealer and CIA asset Gulbuddin Hekmatyar…[then organizes] a deal with the renegade gangster, Afghan prime minister, and possible CIA asset Hafizullah Amin…to make Kabul the center of the world heroin trade…pays for the off-the-books operation with drug money brought in by Hekmatyar and laundered through a Pakistani bank…known as BCCI. Everything goes smoothly until the new US Ambassador Adolph Dubs launches a campaign against the destabilization…”
US Ambassador Adolph Dubs was assassinated, just seven months after taking his post, under an extremely suspect situation, on February 14, 1979, to which Gould and Fitzgerald do a superb investigation of, as well as what really happened in Afghanistan in 1979, in their book “The Valediction.”
Investigators in the United States and the UK determined that BCCI had been “set up deliberately to avoid centralized regulatory review, and operated extensively in bank secrecy jurisdictions. Its affairs were extraordinarily complex. Its officers were sophisticated international bankers whose apparent objective was to keep their affairs secret, to commit fraud on a massive scale, and to avoid detection.”
This is an incredibly sophisticated operation, and interestingly, uses the very same methods that the City of London has been using for centuries and presently operates to a diabolical perfection today. There is no way that a solo Pakistani financier, even if he was financed by the Sheik of Abu Dhabi, could rise in less than a decade, operating on the turf of ancient banking channels that go back several centuries, to rise to become the seventh largest bank in the netherworld of finance without a little help from the big boys.
On July 29th, 1991, a Manhattan grand jury indicted BCCI on twelve accounts of fraud, money laundering and larceny. Robert Morgenthau (Manhattan DA), who was in charge of the investigation, has described BCCI as “the largest bank fraud in world financial history.”
Through the Rabbit Hole and Out Again
Today, the actions of the United States can best be understood in the context of the Anglo-American Empire, with Wall Street operating as an extension of the ancient banking channels of the City of London and Geneva.
The disastrous foreign policy of namely Britain and the United States in the War on Terror Crusade has been exposed multiple times. That is, that the very governments who have been shouting the loudest against Islamic extremism and for stability in the Middle East, are the very ones who have been weaponising, training and funding such terrorist groupings. The Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda, ISIS (and all its viral variants) would not exist today if it were not for namely Britain’s age old strategy.
So what is the goal?
Well, what does any empire seek? Global domination.
In this light, the War on Terror is exposed for what it truly is. It is meant to impoverish and destroy the national sovereignty of the people, not only of the Middle East (or more accurately Southwest Asia), but as we are seeing clearly today, it has also acted as a slow blood-letting of the western people, whose economies are much weaker today than they were 20 years ago.
While western countries are increasingly unable to provide a proper standard of living, with mass unemployment, lack of healthcare, increased crime and suicide rates, and increased overdoses and homelessness, and pretty much everything you would expect to rise during a Dark Age straight out of a Goya painting, these “first-world” governments are applying further austerity measures on the people, even after prolonged lockdowns, while openly pumping trillions of dollars into wars that not only fund the destruction of entire nations, but funds the global drug, arms and sex-trafficking trade. All of this dirty money then circles back into the London-Geneva fondi, benefitting a select class that has existed and thrived for centuries on this sort of backdrop.
Nobody has benefitted from this War on Terror except the global elite.
So stop getting sucked into the same old same old lies; stop being a slave to the system and let us finally unite and stand up against the true common enemy of the people of the world.
The author can be reached at https://cynthiachung.substack.com/
- Elie Kedourie, “Afghani and Abduh: An Essay on Religious Unbelief and Political Activism in Modern Islam” ↑
- Ibid. ↑
- The proposal to London from Jamal al-Din al-Afghani was reported by a British Orientalist and author W.S. Blunt, a friend of Afghani’s. It is cited in C.C. Adams, “Islam and Modernism in Egypt.” ↑
- Elie Kedourie, “Afghani and Abduh: An Essay on Religious Unbelief and Political Activism in Modern Islam.” ↑
- Ibid. ↑
- David Holden and Richard Johns, “The House of Saud.” ↑
- Richard P. Mitchell, “The Society of the Muslim Brothers.” ↑
- Ibid. ↑
- John Kerry “The BCCI Affair: A Report to the Committee on Foreign Relations.” ↑
Wow! A wonderfully succinct history of the ME for the last 100 years. I also appreciate the author’s call for unity amongst the common people of the world in the face of the ancient purveyors of violence and deceit. Well done.
One of the very best articles posted on Saker blog.
(A blog with a catalog groaning with superb articles)
A very British- and Western-centric history of the ME, which is in line with the authors intended objective of introducing the British as the people “who run the Middle East”.
Very clever cut and run by the Jews who own the British, the City of London, and Wall Street; “It was the British who did it! It wasn’t us.”
I had heard Cynthia Chung been accused of being a Zionist propagandist a few times before, but I had reserved judgement.
Now, with this article that barely even mentions the Jews, except as mere bystanders, in relation to this ‘history’ of the last century in the Middle East which this person provides, I see why she is accused of being a Zionist propagandist.
Any history of the modern Middle East which does not include the word Zionist/Zionism even once, is not an accurate history of the Middle East.
And in any case, the balance of power is now about 50-50 in the Middle East, with the Iranian Resistance gaining ground by the minute, and two days ago the IRGC released the following statement:
https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2021/09/24/2578109/irgc-us-eviction-from-west-asia-imminent — IRGC: US Eviction from West Asia Imminent
The IRGC has an annoying habit of always being right, lately. It is not magic, they just make statements very carefully.
Anyway, ‘Cynthia’ says:
“Nobody has benefitted from this War on Terror except the global elite.
So stop getting sucked into the same old same old lies; stop being a slave to the system and let us finally unite and stand up against the true common enemy of the people of the world.”
So, who is the enemy, Cynthia? The British? Are you trying to incite us against the British patsies? How clever. Are the Jews done with the Anglos then? It sure does seem like it, doesn’t it.
“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize”
I do suppose the author of the essay cannot publicly name ‘those who cannot be criticized’.
Cynthia Chung is a remarkable journalist who always presents well researched articles, which I look forward to.
“I do suppose the author of the essay cannot publicly name ‘those who cannot be criticized’.”
And why is that? Is she on their payroll?
Britain is f**cked. They can’t even feed themselves anymore. They are not the human race’ enemy number one which everyone must unite against, as Cynthia insinuates. They are a pathetic nation of soon-to-be-beggars for food and fuel.
This article is late by nearly 70 years.
Well, Cynthia and Matthew Ehret apparently have close ties to the LaRouche organisation whose lifelong crusade against the British (i.e. English) comes all too often in their articles.
Indeed, it is a simplistic monothematic narrative from what appears to be an organisation of people verging on cult status. As such, some of the analysis/message is perhaps on track; the prognosis is mostly just a grand theory re-spin of the sentiments of a fallen ‘hero’ (LaRouche); and then, in their various public statements, it is extremely rare not to have some signal by-line pushing the man etc. Once this tone/agenda is recognised then it is easier to contextualise their blog publication/colonization strategies. There are obviously various trans-national criminal networks at play — but to ground everything in one (e.g., ‘British’ in this case) is code for ‘limits to relevance’ imo.
“This article is late by nearly 70 years.”
I am not educated enough to present a coherent counter-argument.
However, if I were, I probably would start with this analysis of Britain’s “Second Empire”:
The British common people are not the enemy. The british oligarchy is the dominating part of the western oligarchy which by way of Britains strong influence in the US, indeed IS the enemy. Take a look at this website
The western oligarchy; and that oligarchy was behind both communism and fascism and Britains elites were in large measure the masterminds – the brains behind all that.
Nazism was brought about in order to prevent the rise of Germany in collaboration with the jews just like Britain had suddenly began to collaborate much earlier and now feared to loose their status as the closest partner.
Germany was more competitive and the bankers jewish or otherwise would have had to join Germany in order to be able to maintain their influence.
In order to prevent that Britain invented British Israelism – the meme that the anglosaxons and celts are the true jews – the missing tenth tribe.
And started the Israel project in the 1840s although there are signs that they conjured up that agenda already before they went to colonise north america.
Sionism with an s was there from the beginning among the puritans even though I dont know if there was any enthusiasm about that from the jews?
. But one might reserve zionism with a z for the 19th century version where an east india company agent was one of the missionaries who imposed an altered version of the christian religion now known as Christian Zionism and the warmongering which accompanies them.
There were several others and the jews only entered the picture much later after Britain had stimulated antijewish currents on the continent.
This stimulation was both hidden and open: open in that Britain recruited jews for all sorts of activism which by itself augmented antijewish sentiment.
“So stop getting sucked into the same old same old lies; stop being a slave to the system and let us finally unite and stand up against the true common enemy of the people of the world.”
Does the author have any idea how this could possibly happen? The real “powers that be” are the same folks who Jesus threw out of the Temple back in the day. They’ve morphed into being an international banking cartel that decides everything relating to war and peace in the West. They’ve pulled the plug on empires in the past and look to be ready to do the same to the USA, as it soon defaults on $28 trillion in debt.
US manifest destiny is a subset of Zionism, which is a European white-supremacist invention. American journalist John O’Sullivan wrote in 1845 that it was “our manifest destiny to overspread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federated self-government entrusted to us.” This is very similar to what the European Ashkenazim are now doing in Palestine.
There is no way these “chosenites” will go quietly into that dark night like empires of the past. First of all, they have nukes, lots of them. It’s in Zionism’s DNA to ultimately end human history in some kind of apocalyptic Götterdämmerung. Once the missiles start flying back and forth, either with Russia or China, the upcoming conflict will go nuclear within hours. Crazy Christian Zionists in the USA pray for this to happen. Trump and Pompeo almost gave it to them. It will be up to the Russians and Chinese to not be suckered into this madness.
“US manifest destiny is a subset of Zionism, which is a European white-supremacist invention.”
Jews are not “white people” though many have white characteristics. There are Jews of nearly every racial type, partially because one method of their infiltration is inter-marriage. Much of the British aristocracy is effectively Jewish, and it is the same for so-called ‘WASP’ elites elsewhere.
Now that America is no longer useful to them, it can “dry up and blow away” (their own words).
Sorry, Bob, I was talking about Zionism, not Jews. Most Zionists in the USA are Christian. They fully support what the European Ashkenazim are doing in Palestine. 80% of them voted for Trump in the last election. It was because of them that he first killed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. It was for them that he moved the US embassy to Jerusalem. It was for them that he killed General Soleimani. He and Pompeo almost gave them the war with Iran and Russia that they pray for. He was their ticket to the Rapture, so of course he “won” the last election, no matter how many voted he actually got.
Repugnant though Christian Zionists may be, without creation of the myths which their Jewish Supremacist overlords have conjured up, they could not exist.
Jewish philosophy is not Western, as they are not. Theirs is characterized by power garnered through the Master/Slave tactic. This is Eastern. It too often creeps into the West, which when at its best is the antithesis.
If the West appears to be dying, it is because the ongoing quest for freedom has once more been stifled by the Jew, and by those who slavishly follow it.
50 million US Christian Zionists beg to differ, Bob. Whatever their creation myth is, they are fully in the here and now when it comes to affecting US foreign policy. It’s because of them that ReTrumplicans in Congress will never ratify any nuclear deal with Iran. It’s because of them that those same congressmen will never vote for anything that displeases Israel.
Israel attacked us on 9/11 and got away with it. That was the pretext for all the wars of this century, all for Israel. A redo of 9/11, this time blamed on Iran, will be the pretext for WWIII. That will be the end of the USA as we know it. Israel’s Samson Option is not a last resort, it’s the ultimate goal of Zionism. US Christian Zionists pray for that to happen soon.
Christian Zionists could be the Golem of our time, by praying for a war induced rapture, and promoting one. However, they are mere pawns in the narrative Jewish scriptwriters have reified through the ages, with rewrites along the way.
Jewish power is based upon psychology, religion, and increasingly over recent centuries Money, with which they simply buy resisters, or if too stubborn, pay to have them eliminated.
Although our leading elite is the enemy within (as Cicero warned), our greatest problem is the Jew, particularly the international form that resides worldwide, not just in the Levant.
The Jews aren’t Eastern. Either way, we don’t want them in the East. The West hosted them for millennia and nurtured them. And soon, millions of them will be heading back to their homes in the West.
Philosophy, not geography, embodies the ‘West’ and ‘East’ mentioned above.
They, or what Cynthia describes as the London-Geneva fondi, own the USA. The USA is the instrument that allows what she describes as “All of this dirty money then circles back into the London-Geneva fondi, benefitting a select class that has existed and thrived for centuries on this sort of backdrop”.
In light of this I don’t understand the logic that founds the assumption at the core of your following sentence : “They’ve pulled the plug on empires in the past and look to be ready to do the same to the USA, as it soon defaults on $28 trillion in debt”.
Why would they destroy the instrument that ensures their thriving ?
Or are you implying that the new East-Asian order, that would inevitably rise in the wake of a US collapse, would also be their instrument ? If that were your thinking you would be completely wrong. To understand what would be such a new East-Asian order it is necessary to understand the historical dynamic of the Chinese cultural field.
They, the London-Geneva fondi, know that the Chinese cultural field would be a new Kaifeng for them…
A very useful resource article.
Similar studies could be written regarding Africa, Latin America and SE Asia.
Same people at the heart of them. Same greed. Same ideology. Same results.
They are trying to cycle back to war on Russian soil and war on the China mainland.
What those nations suffered in WWII didn’t cripple them enough according to what we see is happening in global frictions.
Both Russia and China are back and, ironically, both are now, unlike in WWII, in an alliance (a strategic coordinating partnership). This is the hope of ending the global elites’ treachery. However, we have yet to see a near finish line. The struggle may go on for decades, during which war is quite likely in large scale.
Geopolitics spawns all vices and every sin of mankind.
There is no doubt, for me, that WWIII is scheduled for the future.
It will be triggered by the West, aware of its economic, political and moral decay and by psychopath politicians ( the clown who believes is Churchill II, sends war ships to provoke Rusia and China but has no means/resources to defend the UK at all).
We have reached geopolitical comics enlisting Australia to fight China, this shows how desperate ridiculous the US is. Who is next, Burkina Fasso?
Cheers from France.
Couldn’t resist the temptation. You mentioned Burkina Faso which forms part of the Sahel region. Its northern neighbour Mali was on yesterday’s MSM news (TV broadcast). Sweden’s Defence Minister read a scripted communiqué about Mali, whose government has enrolled the Russian Wagner group (military contractors). Needless to say, Sweden’s Defence Minister is a most devout NATO poodle and silly Russophobe. He (or whoever wrote the rubbish recited) was very perturbed by this development. So, yes, Burkina Faso could well be next in line for the NWO philanthropists before ”the Kremlin lackeys” in neighbouring Mali become a ”threat to regional stability” (meaning Russia slowly but surely ousting France from the Sahel).
Mentioned Burkina Fasso to add irony to the fact that the US is enlisting Australia (27M unlucky people) to fight China (close to 2.000M people).
Anyway agree with you on the Sahel and that France might get eventually a bloody nose there.
Wonderfully concise effort , Cynthia Chung.
Where to from here, I wonder?
great reporting and analysis by Cynthia C hung.
In her article she links another article, Dark Age, in which she states this:
“Faced with the onrushing collapse of the financial system, the greatest Ivy League trained minds of the world have run into a dead end: the ****bailouts into the banking system that began this past September ****have prevented a chain reaction meltdown for a few months, but as the liquidity runs out so too will the ideas on where the money justifying bank bailouts will come from.”
I submit that the phrase between asterisks (added by me) does much to explain the current “emergency” declared by our unelected leaders (Tedros, Fauci, Gates) and echoed by the elected ones (Trump, Biden, Pelosi, Newsom, Cuomo, et al.) whereby the world economy was conveniently shut down.
Yes, the author eloquently summarized some of the known parts of the history, of ME, which, judging by other histories, represents at best 5-25% of what, why, where, who, and how it all happened. Feel free to argue about this estimate. And needless to stress, bibliography cited falls into the same range of completeness. I do understand that author didn’t intend to write a complete history of ME in 5000 words or less, just bring out few opaque players, though certainly not the key ones.
What I really object to is her last sentence:
“So stop getting sucked into the same old same old lies; stop being a slave to the
system and let us finally unite and stand up against the true common enemy
of the people of the world. ”
a) How does she propose we stop propaganda lies? Or abolish censorship?
b) How do we unite?
c) How do we stand up against true enemy?
Does she realize that directly attempting any of a,b, or c, leads to more or less catastrophic consequences for each involved individual and even small groups?
Does she realize that trying to organize uprising, or even a passive resistance,
means war, and all the consequences of it.
Does she realize that people in the west, over 99% , are totally unprepared for war either physically, emotionally, intellectually and above all spiritually?
That does not mean that standing up to the real power, uprising against clear oppression, war of resistance to real enemy, liberation struggle from obvious enslavement is undesirable. Far from it. But the goals, objectives, purpose, costs, and above all organization, have to be absolutely clear or else such endeavors are likely to collapse.
Calling up people for uprising from the internet chair appears to me a peak of irresponsibility, if not a provocation.
I will end by saying that it is quite possible that the author just expressed personal frustration with the lack of any visible organized attempt to change the speed and direction of where west is going. She is is not alone.
Best regards, Spiral
@ Spiral and Cynthia Chung
One can do no better than beginning here and listening to an expert on survival strategies. Stefan Verstappen, Stefan Verstappen!!!!!!!
@ Spiral, reactions against the State will come out of necessity.
In the UK, the collapse of the welfare state has caused many concerns. So far, charities have undertaken some damage control. However, the impoverishment of the people is clear, and future problems can be predicted.
It seems that the most visible problem at the moment is with the National Health Service (NHS). Although the most vulnerable (in health and economic terms) have been left to die (slowly and painfully, in many cases), people in better health conditions are, in a way, distancing themselves from the State by recurring to alternative ways to treat or cure their ailments.
Education is another issue that has raised concerns among the people due to the madness of gender and political correctness liberal ideas. People will not accept rules that they see are threatening them.
But the situation is getting worse: this month, the government announced what is considered ‘the biggest benefit cut in history of welfare state’: a £20-a-week reduction in the universal credit. The Resolution Foundation (an independent British think tank established in 2005 whose aim is to improve the standard of living of low- and middle-income families) says that the UK government ’…is embarking on the biggest overnight benefit cut in modern history, comparing it to the disastrous shrinking of unemployment support during the Great Depression in 1931. This universal credit cut may soon generate a massive reaction – in fact, ‘…there are 4.2 million children living in poverty in a country as rich as the UK.’
These conflicts will not give rise to movements such as those in the past for the protection of natural reserves or pets. The potential for powerful organization of the people against more relevant State decisions is real, now: the ‘objective conditions’ for a revolution start to take shape.
@Zil: “This universal credit cut may soon generate a massive reaction”
May? Soon? More than overdue!
Vote Communist at the next election. If Communism has been culturally genocided in your ward, form a cell.
No, it is NOT overdue. It could not have happened before because the poor people did not have a genuine reason to organise — they have been, until recently, pampered by paternalistic decisions reminiscent of the Welfare State. You did not read what I wrote. ‘Objective conditions’ (yes!) for a genuine revolt start to appear, now. Charities, so far, have done some job in this regard; but we cannot expect that they succeed when millions of people start to get hungry.
And always behind, Usury, which does not tremble on anything or anyone to satisfy its appetite …
Lyndon Larouche (RIP) was always clear about who is behind the miseries of humanity in recent centuries (the British Empire and its franchises …), although totally ignored by the media, if it was not to slander him, he was a preacher in the desert with his group of initiates.
I agree. He and his wife were welcome in China for many years. She is still around.
The article fleshes out some details of what we know by now: the self styled “Elite” (Latin, “Chosen”) who are still trying to run the Middle East are the same ruthless minority of Anglo Zionazi Capitalists who run the U$A, run the EU and set off two world wars (in between launching dozens of lesser wars).
Their grip on the Middle East is slipping: Iran is free, Syria and Lebanon are almost free, Iraq is recovering and showing increasing resistance. Helped by two great powers: Russia who never really succumbed, and China which has recovered from a century of subjugation by the AZC. And many small countries are beginning to break the military shackles, Afghanistan being the latest.
The real problem with these secretive “Elites” who rule our rulers with bribery, blackmail and assassination, is to break their financial shackles.
“I care not who makes a country’s Laws provided I control its currency” — Meyer Rothschild
Impressive and very instructive! Cheers Cynthia Chung!
Cynthia Chung writes convincingly and with eloquence on the history of the past 100 years in Southwest and Central Asia, taking into account the Zionist as well as the Salafist/Wahhabi connections and drug money laundering which underpin Western imperialism and its banking industry in particular. But there is a glaring omission: the oil business. It goes without saying that without British Petroleum — a truly evil corporation fully comparable to the British East India Company — the covetous carving up of the Ottoman Empire in the wake of WW1 and the ’legendary’ Lawrence of Arabia would never have pestered the world right up to the very present. Oil goes a very long way explaining crime, corruption, and violence given its absolutely crucial role in modern society (energy for production plants/motor vehicles) and irresistibly available at the expense of less developed, weaker regions of the world. Clearly, this was the West’s ultimate security concern, at least for most of the 20th century.
But things are changing. Oil is in decline as far as motor vehicles are concerned, and today little of industrial production remains in the heartlands of the West. And, as Cynthia Chung rightly indicates, the criminal Western Elites no longer make war to boost the living standards of their own Western subjects; not even as a convenient side-effect. Today, neoliberalism has destroyed everything. It thrives on raw elite contempt, greed, corruption, flat-out incompetence, and indifference. This has not been lost on the world’s downtrodden, oppressed peoples who were footing the bill of ”European values” a k.a. Western Democracy and Free Market Economy. The recent setback in Afghanistan is even worse than it looks, because it shows that the West only seeks control achieved by gratuitous destruction at a time when the Axis of Resistance is growing in numbers, clarity, and determination.
By 2030, Southwest and Central Asia will look totally different. The magnitude of the change will be similar to what took place after the Ottoman Empire collapsed a century ago. Keep an eye on Occupied Palestine in particular.
Yes, I to was wondering where is the oil connection in the essay? If the Middle East had no oil whatsoever it would have been abandoned a long, long time ago. As it stands today and increasingly so the last place where oil will be is in the Middle East.
I remember watching a documentary on the development of the North Sea and how England invested I believe it was 3 trillion to get that up and running and “woe” if they didn’t? If this is true that the North Sea is now in decline what that means for Britain is or will be the biggest woe of all?
And doesn’t this raise huge questions about the owners of the oil in the Middle East and the wealth that they could secure and what that means for zionism? I will never forget the words of a sales manager returning from a trip to Dubai and saying to me ‘that place wouldn’t exist without air conditioning, it just wouldn’t.’ Money does indeed buy happiness.
Strange that the Promised Land extended right to the Euphrates River?
What a simmering powder keg that place is!?
Wasn’t Christ right? ‘There will be distress of nations with perplexity’ and his mentioning of climate change along with it ‘the sea and waves roaring?’ Luke 21:25
he who has ears to hear….?
Wow, an interesting video and report here:
and yeah what does CEP stand for?
One woe and then another?
Thank you Cynthia and to the Saker team for this powerful summary, of geopolitical currents that are still moving.
Even though I knew all of this it is still shocking to have it so summarized. There are such creatures who make the creation of this global misery their life mission and diligently work at it every day. For them is hell reserved.
We can see that this terminally evil system has 4 underpinnings:
(1) Secrecy. Whoever are the real puppet masters hide within layers like a Matryoshka doll. And at the heart of this doll appears to be the banking system. This is why in answering “Cui Bono” we usually follow the money trail. The Empire foremost lays the financial tracks before starting any op – see BCCI above.
It also indicates that once this system is destroyed, to prevent a similar from being erected, we have to dispense with naïve democracy, a play thing of corrupt oligarchs. A transparent system, such as a monarchy, is a possible solution, where the buck stops at the literal junction of the head and the neck of a single ruler, who will be accountable for all actions of his government.
(2) Usury. Islamic Finance has been the key hook used to entrap the Oil Sheikhs and many Muslims into the liberal banking system. It is built on a lie – it is as based on usury as all others. Since early 1970s, these very victims of Empire have largely funded, and this includes the Petrodollar, their own destruction! And enslaved the remainder. While usury is tolerated and in wide circulation none will get out of subjugation. It has to be abolished.
(3) Drugs. It is the liquidity lubricant of the Empire since British East India Co days. Drugs additionally provide ways to corrupt nations, to degrade cultures and to create a class of compradors in many nations, which can through blackmail and other entrapment be activated later for other purposes such as color revolutions and coups.
The BCCI was clearly formed to service the drug trade, like HSBC in the related opium racket before it.
This article indicates the intention in forming BCCI in 1972, was to move the drug trade from the golden triangle to the Afghan Pakistan border. So even as early as the early seventies, the foundation was being laid for the Afghan wars! By late sixties, the defeat in Vietnam had become clear and they were moving shop. So perhaps the Soviets entered Afghan, not only to bolster communism, but to defend against the coming drug plague…
I wish we had English-speaking Chinese to teach us more about this opium drug trade, the center-piece of Anglo Empires for centuries now, from the perspective of the target countries.
(4) Ignorance. In Zone A, history books are written pre-cleansed, so basic understanding is missing for most. Even highly educated professionals who could connect the dots and raise a ruckus are kept busy chasing money and trappings, and encased in a PC bubble where it is impolite to discuss these things we do to brown people elsewhere. The system is terminally corrupt, and those running it ensure this state of affairs.
▪︎ Erdogan is a creation of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB); these roots are so deep. He pledged loyalty at feet of the same Hekmatyar quoted above (see photo in link below). Regardless of current tactics and ostensible moves away from NATO, he will remain committed to the Empire, creators and sustainers of the MB, up to and including the coming hot phase of ongoing Armageddon.
▪︎ Dear Spiral: as to why she doesn’t prescribe useful actions: I cannot speak for any besides myself, but it is appears beyond the remit of this historical piece. IMHO the system cannot be reformed from within. TPTB have fully insulated themselves. So why excite people into a “charge of the light brigades”-type effort? Nevertheless, we still need reminders as done eloquently by the author, if only to spiritually gird ourselves. And to remind us that poverty, genocide, famines, plagues, wars, slavery are business models run out of Geneva-London-NYC.
And it seems soon enough the solution will be imposed from without by Russian/Chinese nuclear-tipped missiles on the command and control centers of this Borg which runs the usurious banking, military, intelligence, drug and propaganda media industries.
I would have thought that a country, region, state, area of the world is governed by those whose narratives they believe in, for example about the First World War, the Second World War, the Holocaust, 9/11 or Covid-19.
Hmm there is no proof that Bin Laden had a thing to do with 9/11, but yet people continue to put forth the old government line that it was all Bin Laden doings, and the same with the death of Bin Laden as there was no proof put forth that it was Bin Laden at all as they rushed, so they claim to dump his body in the ocean.I have a tendency when I see this nonsense put forth to disregard everything else that is written in an article as being little but propaganda.
In answer to the title’s question; the international banking cartel. duh !!!
We may ask, by whom is a state governed when its monetary system (financial system) is in private hands? The US Federal Reserve System (Fed) consists of the Board of Governors, twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks and a multitude of member banks and other private institutions. Since the member banks are also the owners of the Federal Reserve, the Federal Reserve System is private property.
The private money and credit system was established in the United States on 23 December 1913 by the signing of an Act of Congress (Federal Reserve Act) by President Woodrow Wilson.
The Fed is responsible for controlling the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency. This means that the power of “owning” the world’s currency is in private hands. And thus – de facto – also SWIFT. Let us now ask ourselves quite innocently: What could the content of the media have to do with the private ownership of the – Western – financial system?
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Vry good reminder of the actual state of affairs at the time. Unfortunately, many have been compromised with odious repetition.
Thank you Cynthia for this concise survey of modern ME history.
The British hand in the emergence of the Saudi Wahhabis, the Salafis and the MB is well documented. Presently these movements continue to have an influence — mainly destructive — on events not only in the ME but other parts of the world as well.
Perhaps this essay could be enhanced by some mention of another movement just as ruinous; and that is of course Zionism, which led to the Balfour declaration and the subsequent Anglo-Zionist alliance which led to the establishment of Israel.
At the time of the drafting of Balfour’s declaration to the banker Rothchild, Britain was engaged in a world war and in dire need of funds, around seven billion pounds in 1917 money. Lloyd George had to raise funds both internally and from overseas while at the same time preserve the position of Britain — City of London, more precisely — as the global financial centre. Lloyd George and his government took great efforts to win Jews, not just UK Jews but also Jews in the US and Russia, to their side. He and many of the advocates of the Declaration viewed Jews such as the Rothchilds and the American, Jacob Schiff, as being engaged in the world of haute finance, and as part of an international banking group of vast financial influence; one even opined that Jews, though small in number, could influence world events. Like Antonio, they asked Shylock for a loan and Shylock asked for his pound of flesh. In the case of the ME, unlike in Shakespeare’s play, Antonio delivered the pound of flesh but it was Palestinian flesh.
Just simply fantastic!
BCCI and those sophisticated international bankers , in fact diabolical agents -;that would simply burst laffing at our accusations -, what a relief for having painted for us this great picture. It’s a huge problem but I think that they now know that their sceme is known and that the récent évents in Afghanistan, réaction in Europe, the break of the submarine contract between France and Australia and replacement by AUKUS – with it’s consequences- will impact their power. And the integration of Eurasia even more so .
Very disturbing times. Thanks Cynthia.
Salafism was not founded by Afghani. Salafi movements have been there from the earliest times of Islam.
A little known fact is the Saudi royals are descended from Domneh in Turkey, it is not an arab kingdom.
Thank you very much Cynthia,
I first saw your name at Strategic Culture, though I did not yet think much of you. However, since I read one of your papers (“Why the West Funds Terrorism”), I don’t skip any of your articles any more.
I’m fascinated by geopolitical history anyway, and I found your lectures on the MENA-region to be very enlightening and as solid as cast iron (for as far as I can judge, which means that it added a tremendous lot of detail to what I already knew and/or heard about).
You’re doing a tremendous job of informing people around the world!
So thank you most sincerely,
Hans Zandvliet, in Coroico, Bolivia
I do find it strange that the author does not mention the Jews. If one examines the international banking cabal it is undoubtedly a Jewish creation and Geschaeft – a Jewish business within which Gentiles work but most certainly do not control.
Secondly, she does not analyze the nature, workings and function of Zionism and its manifestation as the Jewish state in Palestine which is
both the wedge that divides the Arab world physically while incarnating the Rothschild’s personal army and thereby controlling the Middle East and thereby protecting its oil interests and until very recently its attached currency, the petrodollars.
The author does not name names. Why?
Jamal al-Din al-Afghani was one of the first “Muslim ” to create a masonic lodge .The “Afghani” thing is just a British way to dupe Egyptian Muslims.
He was from Persia actual Iran. Jamal al-Din al-Afghani was from Iran.
There was someone called Abu Omar al Shishani in Syria, a Georgian national who fought in Irak who’s he’s real name was Tarkhan Batirashvili.
It does not matter anymore because he is dead.
Very good Article.
Jamal al-Din al-Afghani was one of the first “Muslim ” to create a masonic lodge.
Yes, this is something else that needs to get mentioned and of course studied more often is this proclivity to all things Masonic? Politically one doesn’t rise very far if one isn’t a member of this organization and globally? Strange business and who exactly are these people/membership beholden to ultimately? I hear they swear allegiance to a god named Jahbulon, a mix of the three deities of Israel, Egypt and Canaan with their ultimate hero being Hiram Abiff the main architect of King Solomon’s Temple? Clothed in Judaism?
Can a people really be this deceived? Is the lack of knowledge really so great that a mere grade one level study of the Bible and its history teaches no one of the dangers of idolatry?
And I guess whats a little democracy or socialism/communism with Deism thrown in for good measure?
Kim Philby a triple agent?? Making such an allegations needs citation.
Perhaps this source would be of interest:
“.. the propaganda campaign to recast Philby as a “triple,” working for British SIS all along, is moving ahead, and was a prominent feature of the Knightley/Philby interviews. Knightley: “There are still those who say that one day you’ll come home and reveal that you’ve been a double agent, or a triple agent all along, really working for Britain.” This is buttressed by Philby’s observation that former MIS officer and historian Hugh TrevorRoper noted, in a book he wrote on Philby, that “he thought I had never done England any harm. In my terms that is certainly true, but I was surprised and touched that he thought it was so in his terms, the terms of an old-fashioned Tory.”
This line, that Philby was “ours all along,” is also given prominent play in the recently released biography of Sir Stewart Menzies, “C,” the British intelligence chief who sponsored Philby to some of the most sensitive positions in British intelligence. Anthony Cave Brown, its author, recounts the contact which “e” maintained with Philby all during his Moscow years.
There is a perverted truth to this line of argument.
Philby has been and is now, a “triple,” working not for the nation of Britain, but-at the same time as he serves the KGB-working on behalf of a very powerful faction of the British (and American) Establishments, to whom their own countries are