Imperial Surrogates and 'Terror Central' in Operation Gladio Redux

By Zahir Ebrahim | Project
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | Last updated March 31, 2016 06:00 am
This article is also Part-VII of the Raahe-Nijaat (the way out) series on Pakistan


A country at war and unable to defend itself because it is unwilling to identify that insurgents are just another military division of state actors themselves, the Surrogate Army, masquerading as non-state actor rebels autonomously waging fourth-gen warfare in a “self-fulfilling prophecy” for perpetual war --- That is the GREAT PRETENCE of our uncle toms and traitors! Surrogate Armies of empire deployed from Pakistan to Syria are lighting the “arc of crisis” in the “Global Zone of Percolating Violence” in the name of insurgency, and the educated lot is unable to call it for what it is.
“An arc of crisis stretches along the shores of the Indian Ocean, with fragile social and political structures in a region of vital importance to us threatened with fragmentation. The resulting political chaos could well be filled by elements hostile to our values and sympathetic to our adversaries.” — Zbigniew Brzezinski, IRAN: The Crescent of Crisis - TIME, Jan. 15, 1979
“To argue that America is already at war in the region with a wider Islamic threat, of which Iran is the epicenter, is to promote a self-fulfilling prophecy.” — Zbigniew Brzezinski, US Senate Foreign Relations committee, February 1, 2007
Why set the “arc of crisis” ablaze?
“It is also a fact that America is too democratic at home to be autocratic abroad. This limits the use of America's power, especially its capacity for military intimidation. Never before has a populist democracy attained international supremacy. But the pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being. The economic self-denial (that is defense spending), and the human sacrifice (casualties even among professional soldiers) required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts. Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization. .... More generally, cultural change in America may also be uncongenial to the sustained exercise abroad of genuinely imperial power. That exercise requires a high degree of doctrinal motivation, intellectual commitment, and patriotic gratification.” — Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard, 1996
“I am aware that there is still some who would question, or even justify the offense of 911. But let us be clear. Al Qaeeda killed nearly 3000 people on that day. The victims were innocent men, women, and children from America and many other nations who had done nothing to harm anybody. And yet Al Qaeeda chose to ruthlessly murder these people, claimed credit for the attack, and even now states their determination to kill on a massive scale. They have affiliates in many countries, to try to expand their reach. These are not opinions to be debated. These are facts to be dealt with.” — President Obama, Cairo Egypt, June 4th 2009
“No stages. This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there. All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq… this is entirely the wrong way to go about it. If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely and we don’t try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total war… our children will sing great songs about us years from now.” — Michael Ledeen, AEI, October 29, 2001 (via

Fizza Malik - Young Pakistani lawyer killed in terror attack in Islamabad on March 03, 2014Caption ISLAMABAD, March 03, 2014: At least 11 people, including additional sessions judge Rafaqat Awan, were killed and 29 others wounded on Monday during a gun and bomb attack in a court in the capital city’s F-8 area, DawnNews reported. Asad Mansoor, a spokesperson for the Ahrarul Hind which is a lesser-known splinter group of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), while talking to claimed that his group was responsible for today's court attack. According to the PIMS (Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences) list, the dead include: Additional Sessions Judge Rafaqat Ahmed Awan, senior advocate Rao Abdul Rashid, advocate Tanveer Ahmed Shah, Fizza Malik (photo above), Mian Muhammad Aslam, AIOU regional director Muhammad Riaz, policeman Akbar Umer Tariq, junior munshi Talib Hussain, court staff Shabir, Haji Sanullah and an unidentified person. (news sources, photo Fizza Malik
This article continues my previous analysis of Operation Gladio of yesteryear as the template for perceptively understanding worldwide terror today being similarly inflicted from continent to continent by well-trained Western surrogates disguised in Islamofascist uniforms and blamed on Islamofascist patsies to similarly keep fueling World War IV. For the perceptive readers, my Report on The Mighty Wurlitzer is sufficient to comprehend both the why and how “militant Islam” has been made the dominant narrative of empire. In this article I focus on the “Terror Central”, Pakistan.
The latest spate of terror attack, this time in my own city Islamabad, on March 03, 2014, which took the life of a young lawyer, Fizza Malik, and ten others, and the responsibility for it claimed by yet another manufactured terror network fancifully labeled Ahrarul Hind, which is stated to have phoned in its message to Pakistan's largest English language news daily, Dawn, cannot be overcome by merely continuing on with the core narratives of empire. (The same terror template was again reinstantiated in the heart wrenching Easter Sunday bombing on March 27, 2016, in the ancient city of Lahore where I grew up and first studied engineering, killing at least 72 people, including women and children, and injuring more than 300 others. The larger than life global terror bombing template remains unchanged, be it in Pakistan where the casualty is often the highest, or in Europe from Paris to Brussels. Just different Gladio actors from some Taliban group to some ISIS group take their respective bows on their assigned stage, or are blamed.)
The Pakistani intellectual must rise to challenge, ab initio, the entire concept of terrorism beyond the accepted narratives spinned by the Pakistani media and opinion-makers of all stripes. Those who give any damn about this nation at all, even an iota's worth, must carefully examine the behind the scenes motivation which fundamentally drive worldwide terrorism today, of which Pakistan is a crucial link. Those with any power to do so must forcefully wrest control of the narrative from the agents, assets, and sayanim of empire who deny Pakistan's public any conception of these diabolical behind the scene forces of the Hegelian Dialectic that drive global terrorism, before the country can ever be effective in defending itself from its own domestic terrorism. The roots of this terror reach far deeper than the antediluvian “militant Islam” projected as being on the rampage worldwide. It penetrates right into the very heart of empire and enables its “imperial mobilization” worldwide.
The sorry fact that the entire establishment of Pakistan, in toto, is self-servingly pitching that imperial narrative while continuing to permit her sovereign territories to be droned by the sole superpower, with occasional outbursts of bravado by her own military in equally futile military operations which mostly kill and displace her own innocent civilians, which in turn naturally seed from amongst the angry and traumatized survivors a continual supply of new recruits into the same terrorist cesspool of suicide bombers, bespeaks of the validity of the common man's rather empirical opinion that childish fools and brigands and blackguards are ruling Pakistan.
However, I still hope that at least some sensible military leaders of Pakistan, and its other elites with power to affect change and the will to pursue it, are reading this article.
Some of the following passages are excerpted from my 2009 essay: Reflections on Modernity.
My all time favorite physicist of Pakistan, the MIT literate prodigy, Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, the scholar who contributed his own punditry to the mantra of Islamism in dialectical penmanship to Daniel Pipes’ in erudite prose like “Between Imperialism and Islamism” and “The Threat From Within”, once wrote me in response to my trying to get him to see that Bin Laden couldn’t have done 911 as WTC collapses looked like controlled demolition and that he, Hoodbhoy, was failing to connect all the dots which clearly lead to puppetmasters, saying something to the effect: ~ “remember how our ancestors connected the dots in the sky and saw all those shapes as their gods…”.
So henceforth, Pervez Hoodbhoy judiciously avoided connecting the dots lest he too be misled into seeing things that aren’t there, while of course finding it infinitely pleasurable to continue echoing the mantras and axioms of empire. Not only MIT trained scientists, but apparently almost all major scientists and scholars of any IVY and other lofty pedigree are pregnant with imperial wisdom in that way.
These brilliant scholars only see puppetshows, and painstakingly describe them, but never go towards uncovering the forces which drive them. Since I have already described their salient characteristics in detail before, let me just reproduce it here as its worthwhile to relate that to the topic at hand:
  • None of them betray that they possess long term memories, or any comprehension of even recent history that can be contextualized to the present.
  • None of them seem to have heard of ‘covert-ops’, ‘black-ops’, and 'false-flag operations'; none of them have read the shrewd analysis of the imperial thinkers themselves of the necessity of real mobilizing pretexts such as the “New Pearl Harbor” and “clear and present danger” as otherwise Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization”.
  • None of them apparently understand that covert-ops while they are operational and active, are meant to be secretive and mendacious, which is why they are called ‘covert’, and that their unraveling necessitates perceptively seeing beyond what’s being deliberately made manifest and what’s being insisted upon as ‘two plus two equals five’ – for hard receipts for them will only be uncovered by historians through the famed declassification process post faits accomplis (i.e., ex post facto). The visible effects of these covert-ops and false-flag operations blamed on patsies is however commented upon with most erudite sophistication.
  • Thus all of these ‘astute’ thinkers, commentators, and media pundits none too miraculously reach the same minimal and common conclusion space regardless of their own starting thesis, or the circuitous routes taken in their analysis and speculations, that at the bare minimum, the scourge of ‘fundamentalism’ and ‘militant Islam’ needs to be checked with renewed commitment in the global ‘war on terror’, or else no one in the ‘civilized world’ would remain safe from these antiquated Taliban style ‘evil jihadis’ and ‘al qaeeda’. That root of terror has now been successfully showcased as residing in Pakistan – the ‘Terror Central’!
  • The root of terror is further determined to be funded by Saudi Arabia, which is itself visibly seen to be pushing its Salafi-Wahabi-Deobandi brand of antediluvian terror upon its surrounding nations, from Syria to Pakistan, in cahoots with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda; in fact, it is variously argued that Saudi Arabia is largely behind the resurgence of the latter “insurgency” throughout the world.
  • It is indeed deemed a ‘clash of civilizations’, not of the East and the West titans, but of ‘radical antiquated militant Islam’ and the rest of civilized humanity! That “Today [even] if one could wipe America off the map of the world with a wet cloth, mullah-led fanaticism will not disappear”, as the distinguished native-informant par excellence, the world class physicist Pervez Hoodbhoy, has conclusively observed in his latest analysis of the matter in “Preventing More Lal Masjids”, and which he had earlier explored in great analytical depth in “The Threat From Within”. And none [too] surprisingly, echoing the same mantra of Pakistan becoming a ‘terrorist sanctuary’ [as] CNN a few days ago [which] aired the documentary by Nick Richardson “Pakistan – The Threat Within”. The unanimity of this conclusion space is scary to say the least – at least for us Pakistanis.
  • It would appear that the world’s leading thinkers, journalists, newsmedia, scholars and leaders “united we stand” that Pakistan poses a serious threat to world peace! Not the hectoring hegemons who have cleverly utilized 911 “to goosestep the Herrenvolk across international frontiers” in what only appears to be another ‘operation canned goods’ or the ‘Reichstag fire’, the much coveted ‘New Pearl Harbor’ to achieve the ‘transformation of [its] forces’ to achieve ‘full spectrum dominance’ over the planet and outerspace; but my wretched lands of the ancient Indus valley, and my wretched peoples – we are the world threat! Saving Pakistan from Synthetic ‘Terror Central’ – Orchestration of ‘Lal Masjid’ – a precursor to ‘shock and awe’? July 13-23, 2007.
In the light of what is transpiring in Pakistan today, it is not at all prescient that Pervez Hoodbhoy should have written the following in his ode to Daniel Pipes: “The Threat From Within”. In response to it, I had been compelled to write to dissent-specialist Hoodbhoy that had there not been an author’s name in that document and someone had asked me to guess who had written it, I would have easily guessed Daniel Pipes. Take a look at the following passage for instance:
‘Is Radical Islam Inevitable?
With the large and growing popular sentiment against Musharraf and his army, one cannot rule out the possibility that in the years ahead nuclear armed Pakistan may fall under a neo-Taliban style Salafi-Wahabi-Deobandi leadership allied with conservative senior military leaders. If it does, then Pakistan could become the world’s most dangerous state. But, although possible, it is certainly not inevitable – countervailing forces work against this nightmare scenario.’ —— Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistan – The Threat From Within, Pakistan Security Research Unit (PSRU), Brief Number 13, 23rd May 2007.
The crafty Machiavellian omissions present in that saintly expression of fear by uber physicist Pervez Hoodbhoy: “in the years ahead nuclear armed Pakistan may fall under a neo-Taliban style Salafi-Wahabi-Deobandi leadership allied with conservative senior military leaders. If it does, then Pakistan could become the world’s most dangerous state”, was once again most recently dismantled in Response to ‘Wahabization- Salafization of Pakistan and Muslim Ummah : Fighting the Terrorists But Supporting Their Ideology. In that article in 2009, I had again explained to the Muslim public mind that:
  • The Muslim mind grossly misperceives the difference between gardeners and weeds. Focussing on weeds, no matter how eruditely, is inconsequential if the diabolical gardeners who secretly water it without revealing their role (wit Brzezinski “God is on your side”), and often also manufacture it (wit Zionism, Islamism), are not dealt with first. Their ‘ubermensch’ mind will always cultivate or synthesize newer varieties as deemed necessary for “imperial mobilization”.
  • The first order problem is not the weeds, which is only the effect. The first order problem is their first-cause, the gardeners. These “weeds” do not grow to this level of social and political penetration all by themselves.
  • The weeds are “tickled” into existence, fertilized, nurtured and harvested by the gardeners for crafting a perpetual enemy to fight against, often times as red herrings.
  • While the unsuspecting public attention remains focussed on the weeds’ attention-grabbing plays in the left-field, the real game of “imperial mobilization” goes on in the right-field.
  • The wanton terror of these weeds is at times naturally occurring, by the very fact of their continually fertilized existence, and by the “doctrinal motivation” of “God is on your side” fed them; at other times it is created on demand, as targeted false-flag operations subsequently blamed on the weeds who often die in the process; and always kept in the public mind by the power of myth construction, of an elusive all powerful Ali Baba and his rapidly multiplying surrogates of “militant Islam” who not only threaten all of Westerndom, but the entire civilized world.
  • The modern uniforms of this Western manufactured terror base are those of the Salafi-Wahabi-Deobandis-Taliban-Al-Qaeeda et. al. motif. Only the label and color of uniform varies to give the illusion of multiplying weeds.
  • These vile surrogates and their sub surrogates work for empire in the many countries of the world no differently than NATO's Stay Behind Armies once did in the many nations of Western Europe; controlled through layers of compartmentalized handlers in cellularized semi-autonomous networks, and operating under the singular overarching directive to keep the threat of Islamofascism alive in the public mind.
  • These terror cells may well be at liberty to do random terrorism just like in Operation Gladio of yesteryear; given leeway to settle petty scores among themselves in their competition to grow and prosper – say on cornering the opium, weapon, theology, or terror markets; even encouraged to serve the local political bosses and domestic intelligence apparatuses for the opportunities to corrupt and co-opt that it presents; while major catastrophic terror acts being centrally planned, coordinated, and rehearsed in compartmentalized teams for years to create the flawless executions seen in the many false-flag operations since 9/11, including 9/11.
  • The fact that “Saudi petro dollars” are only in proxy service to their masters’ voice is no state-secret.
Cut off the gardeners' resupply lines to the weeds, and the weeds will not only die their own natural death with no intelligence apparatuses and networks left to feed them, but that fate can then, finally, also be accelerated by some judicious use of “Roundup”, the weed killer!
The Saudi government itself which is often fingered by the useful idiots as the terrorists' principal godfather, is merely the prostitute of empire that is kept in power by empire as their own front-man controlling Islam's holiest sites. It is in fact empire's own sacred authority over the Muslims. By having the Saudis control Mecca and Medina, and by destroying all of Islam's archaeological vestiges from existence in the name of expansion and development, Saudi Arabia can be made an easy target of anger for Muslim masses whenever empire is ready to eject that surrogate. The public anger can easily be channeled to their expendable dogs when the time comes.
It is my sad and sorry prediction that this artificial country called Saudi Arabia which was diabolically engineered out of the grand chessboard of the twentieth century by the British Empire in collusion with its Anglo-American allies, will similarly be bombed to smithereens like Iraq sometimes in this twenty-first century --- to once again save the Muslims of the world from the Saudi-Salafi-Wahab tyranny. Just as Iraq was bombed to save the Iraqis from Saddam's tyranny! The oil control will simply pass over to new surrogates.
That is the twisted reality of the matter. It is called Hegelian Dialectic. And it relies principally upon the control of the public mind to engineer their consent. That requires full control of the narrative. But of course professors of political science, brilliant physicists, religious pontiffs, distinguished politicians, think-tankers, and other assorted opinion-makers who participate in controlling that narrative as stooges and assets of empire have never heard of it. Who is a witting stooge and who isn't is besides the point --- all who participate in echoing the core lies of empire work for it.
Identify the real enemy, and its real agenda, and the beleaguered nations of the world, especially Pakistan, Iran, the Middle Eastern nations along the “arc of crisis” in the “global zone of percolating violence” as drawn by Zbigniew Brzezinski, will have the first real opportunity to wage a genuine war on terror against the principal prime-movers of global terror.
But keep deflecting attention to the surrogates and to their barbaric bulldogs, and the distorted narrative alone will ensure that the disease will continue to be improperly diagnosed.
And hence, the proposed global dystopic treatment, the Global War on Terror with drone attacks, police-states, and military invasions, as the World War IV replacement of the Cold War, will be kept going by public consent for a generation and preferably longer.
Is this rocket science?
Nay, it is only political science! The most difficult science of them all. It is neither taught in schools, nor in universities, and obviously never in the work-force. Its burden is made most onerous for those rare prophets who might dare to teach it to those few who would pay heed. George Bernard Shaw, the most insightful playwright that tiny Anglo-Saxon island of worldwide usurpation has ever produced, perceptively observed of its weight in the Preface of his 1921 book of plays, Back To Methuselah:
“[The] hard fact being that we must not teach political science or citizenship at school. The schoolmaster who attempted it would soon find himself penniless in the streets without pupils, if not in the dock pleading to a pompously worded indictment for sedition against the exploiters. Our schools teach the morality of feudalism corrupted by commercialism, and hold up the military conqueror, the robber baron, and the profiteer, as models of the illustrious and the successful. In vain do the prophets who see through this imposture preach and teach a better gospel: the individuals whom they convert are doomed to pass away in a few years; and the new generations are dragged back in the schools to the morality of the fifteenth century, and think themselves Liberal when they are defending the ideas of Henry VII, and gentlemanly when they are opposing to them the ideas of Richard III. Thus the educated man is a greater nuisance than the uneducated one: indeed it is the inefficiency and sham of the educational side of our schools (to which, except under compulsion, children would not be sent by their parents at all if they did not act as prisons in which the immature are kept from worrying the mature) that save us from being dashed on the rocks of false doctrine instead of drifting down the midstream of mere ignorance. There is no way out through the schoolmaster.”
In our own 21st century too, as in the century of George Bernard Shaw, our well-intentioned men and women of science, arts and letters, the lauded savants, domain experts and Nobel laureates, all having advanced university degrees with “learned” and “expert” prominently stamped upon their forehead, display barely a nodding acquaintance with the subject of political science; and mostly only with its name. The few who do inevitably go to work for the Superman of empire. Their only god has always been power, and Mephistopheles, not truth, not compassion, and not concern for the lesser humanity despite oft rehearsed public relations in “humanist” terms. These are the vulgar propagandists, the pied pipers whom the rest of the super-educated useful idiots of modernity, the well-intentioned “likkha-parrha jahils”, hold sacred as if it was all revealed in the Sinai. Siding with the tales of the emperor is also always “legal” and mostly safe (so long as the emperor remains in power of course), often bringing with it the unbridled opportunities to profit, open doors, entry visas, social standing, the privilege to flatter one's ego, and the gratification to carry the white man's burden. All of which easily blur any remaining distinction between ideological mercenaries, and mere pimps and prostitutes, useful idiots, and Uncle Toms. Once the false narratives are uttered, it comes to make not even two straws worth of difference who is a propagandist by malevolent creed, who by opportunism, who by ignorance, and who by psychological dispensation.
All these brilliant savants of modernity, both man and Superman, the perennial breed in every society who hold the pens, lead its rocket science, and make its public's mind, have been educated to the point that adding two plus two correctly is their most dreaded pons asinorum, taxing both their mind and their consciences so feverishly that it is never to be crossed publicly.
George Bernard Shaw couldn't have spoken a more truer half-sentence in his entire half-century of most perceptive and progressive writings than this one: “Thus the educated man is a greater nuisance than the uneducated one: indeed it is the inefficiency and sham of the educational side of our schools ... that save us from being dashed on the rocks of false doctrine instead of drifting down the midstream of mere ignorance.”
The remaining half-sentence this sanguine bedrock of moral sanity left unstated, perhaps only due to some polite consideration for the British empire then on the wane, and not due to being victim of the schoolmasters he lamented: the description of the empirical Superman who already exists. That brilliant Social Darwinian among the Neo-Darwinians, infested with extreme predatory instincts and extreme pathological evil, who replaced God after Nietzsche killed Him in the name of giving birth to the immanent Superman of the future! Instead, Shaw, just as immoderately as the Neo-Darwinians, misattributed the mayhem that he was witnessing in the aftermath of World War I: “At the present moment one half of Europe, having knocked the other half down, is trying to kick it to death, and may succeed: a procedure which is, logically, sound Neo-Darwinism.” to the rule of the infirm: “Government and exploitation become synonymous under such circumstances; and the world is finally ruled by the childish, the brigands, and the blackguards.” (Ibid.) That is perhaps only three-quarters truth, or half-truth, and not the whole truth.
The world was then, as it is today, from behind the scenes of the idiocy of political governments, ruled firmly by the rational and calculated primacy instincts of the most brilliant Superman who continually divine wars, and World Wars, now we are up to World War IV, as the means of crisis creation to piece-meal remake World Order in their own image.
In fact, the educated man controlling the narrative as the avant-garde in intellectual thought, not only remains a greater nuisance than the uneducated one, he also becomes the vile propagandist by adopting silence about truth that is to be protected from the masses. The British novelist and essayist Aldous Huxley most insightfully understood this about distortions fashioned by omissions and its practical utility in influencing public behavior. Huxley observed in the Preface of his 1931 book of fable, Brave New World, which depicted a eugenist dystopia controlled by ubermensch forces from behind the scenes that the rest of society remained unaware of:
'The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects, by lowering what Mr. Churchill calls an “iron curtain” between the masses and such facts or arguments as the local political bosses regard as undesirable, totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have done by the most eloquent denunciations, the most compelling of logical rebuttals.'
In a talk given to the students at the University of California, Berkeley, on the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of the Brave New World, Aldous Huxley observed of the very real and empirical role of these behind the scenes forces depicted in his fable, in channeling the public mind that is already most carefully primed by Shaw's schoolmaster for celebrating ignorance, into complete voluntary surrender to the Superman:
'You can do everything with bayonets except sit on them! If you are going to control any population for any length of time you must have some measure of consent. It's exceedingly difficult to see how pure terrorism can function indefinitely. It can function for a fairly long time, but I think sooner or later you have to bring in an element of persuasion. An element of getting people to consent to what is happening to them. Well, it seems to me that the nature of the Ultimate Revolution with which we are now faced is precisely this: that we are in process of developing a whole series of techniques which will enable the controlling oligarchy who have always existed and presumably always will exist, to get people actually to love their servitude! This is the, it seems to me the ultimate in malevolent revolution shall we say.'
We see precisely that reality unfurl today. Shaw's educated childish fools impervious to political science, and brigands and blackguards, controlled by Huxley's oligarchic forces from behind the scenes, attempting to persuade the public mind to accept Alice in Wonderland absurdities as fact.
We even observe how willingly the world public traveling through American airports surrender themselves to grotesque indignities in physical searches to keep them safe from Ali Baba. The only truly global superpower in the history of earth's civilizations, which Zbigniew Brzezinski in his 1996 Mein Kampf, The Grand Chessboard – American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, characterized as: “America is not only the first, as well as the only, truly global superpower, but it is also likely to be the very last.” (pg. 209), has been reduced to a police-state with virtually its own public's consent.
All on the mere fable that Ali Baba wielding some antediluvian and distorted dogmas from the stone-age propagandistically titled “militant Islam”, is a ubiquitous threat to their well-being! Pakistan is daily bombed by drones based on that very same fable. The world is rapidly being reduced to a global police-state based on that same fable.
Who is feeding this antediluvian insurgent army of Pakistan these putrid dogmas of “militant Islam” which fatally prescribe “God is on your side” to the insurgents who have been diabolically motivated and skillfully trained to fight for “their cause” with such verve that they can take on the entire state apparatus from Pakistan to Syria reducing them to banana republics.
We gain enormous insights by seeing who was behind it in the yesteryear to create a similar American Surrogate Army, then disguised in the Afghani shalwar-kameez uniform, to initially wage covert warfare upon the then Soviet Union to provoke the Soviet Intervention, and subsequently openly with what was then known as “jihadi Islam”.
We are even made wiser if we can learn to relate the past to the present – for covert actually means to keep who's behind it secret while it is ongoing, and to Machiavellianly wrap it in “Plausible Deniability”. That term of deceit, signed into an Executive Order NSC 10/2 which directed the CIA upon its very founding to conduct “covert” rather than merely “psychological” operations, is explained in my essay: Anatomy of Conspiracy Theory.
Here is how covert warfare empirically works – it relies on deception and covert means. It was admitted to by empire's own grand architect, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, ex post facto. The following is reproduced from my 2011 essay: Islam and Knowledge vs. Socialization.
Zbigniew Brzezinski: 'God is on your side'The Muslim mind, harboring mostly a facile view of its religion all throughout history, and remaining quite ignorant of its interplay with imperial matters in every epoch, was harvested once again in today's epoch for a primacy agenda with nothing but snake oil, the “jihadi Islam”. This time around by Zbigniew Brzezinski for “giving to the USSR its Vietnam War” in Afghanistan 1979-1988 by creating the “Mujahideens”. It is worth reproducing here Zbigniew Brzezinski's 1998 interview to French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur for his own confessions of the utility of promulgating facile world views to accomplish this:
'Question: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs [“From the Shadows”], that American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention. In this period you were the national security adviser to President Carter. You therefore played a role in this affair. Is that correct?
Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention.
Question: Despite this risk, you were an advocate of this covert action. But perhaps you yourself desired this Soviet entry into war and looked to provoke it?
Brzezinski: It isn't quite that. We didn't push the Russians to intervene, but we knowingly increased the probability that they would.
Question: When the Soviets justified their intervention by asserting that they intended to fight against a secret involvement of the United States in Afghanistan, people didn't believe them. However, there was a basis of truth. You don't regret anything today?
Brzezinski: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter. We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.
Question: And neither do you regret having supported the Islamic fundamentalism, having given arms and advice to future terrorists?
Brzezinski: What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?
Question: Some stirred-up Moslems? But it has been said and repeated Islamic fundamentalism represents a world menace today.
Brzezinski: Nonsense! It is said that the West had a global policy in regard to Islam. That is stupid. There isn't a global Islam. Look at Islam in a rational manner and without demagoguery or emotion. It is the leading religion of the world with 1.5 billion followers. But what is there in common among Saudi Arabian fundamentalism, moderate Morocco, Pakistan militarism, Egyptian pro-Western or Central Asian secularism? Nothing more than what unites the Christian countries.' (source Global Research)
It is also worth reproducing here how Brzezinski fashioned these “Some stirred-up Moslems”:
News voice over 1980: “US National Security Advisor Brzezinski flew to Pakistan to set about rallying resistance. He wanted to arm the Mujahideen without revealing America's role. On the Afghan border near the Khayber Pass, he urged the Soldiers of God to redouble their efforts”
Brzezinski 1980: “We know of their deep belief in God, and we are confident that their struggle will succeed. That land over there, is yours, you'll go back to it one day, because your fight will prevail, and you'll have your homes and your mosques back again; because your cause is right; God is on your side.” [enthusiastic clapping by the future 'Mujahideens']
Brzezinski in the studio speaking to the interviewer: “The purpose of coordinating with the Pakistanis will be to make the Soviets bleed, for as much, as long, as possible.” (transcription is mine from the documentary video clip)
The mass ignorance and the facile world views that lay behind “their deep belief in god” among the Muslims was devilishly harvested with “god is on your side” to leave the Muslim civilization of Afghanistan into dust, and to set the stage for the future disintegration of Pakistan, with nothing but “Some stirred-up Moslems”!
It is the same fundamental lack of wherewithal today among the Muslims which is also enabling the same grandmasters to wage the perpetual 'Global War on Terror' upon the world as the age-old pretext for “imperial mobilization” on The Grand Chessboard. The enemy in yesteryear was crafted as Communism. The enemy today is crafted as Militant Islam. The new Surrogate Army wields “militant Islam” as its “doctrinal motivation” just as the previous Surrogate Army wielded “jihadi Islam” as its “doctrinal motivation” (see Hijacking the word 'Islam' for Mantra Creation).
That method of covert warfare through Surrogate Armies is now redeployed to light the “arc of crisis” in the “Global Zone of Percolating Violence” presaged by the diabolical Zbigniew Brzezinski in the map that he drew on page 53 of The Grand Chessboard.
To not recognize this method of warfare as such by the victim nations, especially Pakistan whose military intelligence apparatuses played the leading role in providing proxy services to the United States for waging that Surrogate Warfare upon the Soviet Union, can only mean that those in a position to recognize it for what it is, and those with an iota of intelligence to recognize it for what it is, and do not do so, are part and parcel of that Surrogate Army themselves! They are traitors to the nation.
How can one prove to the rest of the naïve public of what I so strenuously labor herein with every ounce of energy and intellect that I can muster, that the 'Global War on Terror' is a fairytale, a fiction, a Goebbellian big lie, and that “Bin Laden and his legions of Al-Qaeda and Taliban” are no more than “Ali Baba and Fourty Thieves”, fables and fodder, for the Imperial Surrogate Armies which march along the “arc of crisis” to empire's Geostrategic Imperatives alone? I already answered that question most straightforwardly back in 2008, when Ali Baba had decided to invade Mumbai and I immediately sensed another false-flag operation was underway just as quickly as I had sensed it for 9/11 while, once again, the rest of the narrators of empire were all singing the well-rehearsed Alice in Wonderland song of “militant Islam”:
'The same way that any sound judge in a court room would – especially one like Robert Jackson at Nuremberg! Short of that – and it was a victor's justice, nothing more – well-intentioned peoples must endeavor to at least learn the truth stripped of its complex psyops, even if they remain afraid of articulating what they learn out loud. At least, they will knowingly not spew garbage, or create disinformation, or cultivate red herrings, as this 'champion of justice and humanity' recently did: “Rebuttal to Paul Craig Roberts': 'Washington Arrogance has Fomented a Muslim Revolution'”. There are tens of thousands of 'Paul Craig Roberts' in Pakistan, as elsewhere, beginning with Pakistan's own co-opted ruling elite, down to its 'enlightened-moderated' newsmedia, NGOs, academics, industrialists, et. al. Paul Craig Roberts was gentle enough to only bestow upon me the honorific “you are a completely stupid fool, a disgrace to humanity” when I called him on his disinformation. I actually carry that invective with much pride and it is the only honor I have received thus far from the hectoring hegemons, apart from their visit to my home in 2003! Other benedictions may not be so merciful. For the mercenaries among them deliberately subverting our nations in perpetuating this fiction of 'war on terror' – be it America, Pakistan, India, and every other – there is the hangman's noose to look forward to.'
Those unable to call a spade a spade who continue to control the narrative by echoing the empire's core lies, are the first cause of evil from which all the rest of the evils of war naturally follow. These vulgar propagandists are no ordinary evil-doers. They are supreme evil-doers differing from all other evil-doers in that their core lies contain within itself the accumulated evil of the whole. Refer to a similar statement made by Robert Jackson at Nuremberg for defining the supreme international crime. It is these controllers outside Plato's cave who must be unmasked and neutered first. Without their control of the narrative, the public mind simply cannot be engineered to agree upon the synthetic reality of “militant Islam”.
Authors, media commentators, politicians and academics spinning reports of terrorism without tracing the source of terror back to the primary forces of imperial mobilization, forces which directly benefit from the existence of these “insurgents” who continually lend more and more shocking pretexts for empire's ongoing “counter-insurgency” operations both directly, and through their state surrogates worldwide, as the global war on terror, are just as guilty of propaganda warfare as Goebbels and his surrogates. Their fate is captured in these photographs:
'Don't Be Afraid'
Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels with his six children Image source Der Spiegel
Magda Goebbels poses with her children Image source Der Spiegel
The Goebbels' innocent children paying the ultimate price Image source Der Spiegel
Caption The Goebbels family --- the fate of vulgar propagandists and those who innocently perish with them --- evidently, only defeat or victory adjudicates who is a propagandist and who isn't, not evidence. Hitler had asserted at the eve of World War II from his mountain top in Bavaria to his generals that he would 'give a propagandist reason for starting the war' and admonished them not to 'mind whether it was plausible or not'. 'The victor', he had told them, 'will not be asked afterward whether he told the truth or not. In starting and waging a war it is not the right that matters, but victory.' (William Shirer, Rise and Fall of the Third Reich) That unexpected “victory” of hubris, unassailable hubris, eventually caught up with the propagandists when Robert H. Jackson made the conclusive case for hanging the Nazi leadership along with the verbiage-only Nazi Scholar, Alfred Rosenberg, as war criminals and for crimes against humanity amidst their most eloquent protestations that they did not know what Hitler had been up to: 'The plans of Adolf Hitler for aggression were just as secret as Mein Kampf, of which over six million copies were published in Germany.' (Nuremberg)
“May 1, 1945, in the evening. The daughters and the son were already in bed, but were not asleep yet. "Don't be afraid," their mother said. "The doctor is going to give you a shot now, one that all children and soldiers are getting." She left the room, and Kunz injected the morphine, "first into the two older girls, then the boy and then the other girls." Each child received a dose of 0.5 cc. It "took eight to 10 minutes."
When the children had fallen asleep, Magda Goebbels went into the room, the cyanide pills in her hand, as Kunz testified. She returned a few seconds later, weeping and distraught. "Doctor, I can't do it, you have to do it," she said. The dentist replied: "I can't do it either." "Then get Dr. Stumpfegger," she said. Ludwig Stumpfegger, who was slightly younger than Kunz, had been one of SS chief Heinrich Himmler's personal doctors.
A week later, Russian coroners performed autopsies on the bodies of the children and concluded that their deaths had "occurred as a result of poisoning with cyanide compounds." The Goebbels themselves had committed suicide outside the bunker, and Stumpfegger died while attempting to break through the Russian lines in Berlin.” — Source Der Spiegel
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The author, a justice activist, formerly a Silicon Valley systems architect (see engineering patents at ), founded Project in the aftermath of 9/11. He was, mercifully, most imperfectly educated in the United States of America, which might explain how he escaped the fate of “likkha-parrha-jahils” mass produced from its vast manufacturing consent complex with all his neurons still intact, and still firing on all cylinders. Bio at Email: . Verbatim reproduction license at:

First published on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | Last Updated March 13, 2014 04:00 pm 7480
Preamble Extended March 30, 2015 09:00 pm
Reference added to the 2016 Easter bombing in Lahore which follows the same terror template, March 31, 2016 06:00 am
Links fixed March 03, 2018

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