The Epic Human Journey: Part 2, Summer

#Clusterfuck

Syria and the new mode of war.
KHALIL ASHAWI / REUTERS

From Adbusters #108:

Syria is the face of the new mode of war – a complete disintegration of all values, all politics, all religion, all senses of humanity.

Children murdered for anti-government graffiti. Tanks and brigades marching door-to-door killing anything that moves. Funerals targeted for their high casualty ratios. Superpowers standing aside betting on the outcome like gamblers at a cockfight.

As the disorder spreads, former torture subcontractors of the West, like Syria's Assad, will be carefully stage-managed. They will fall painfully and slowly, ensuring that everything around them is destroyed, including their secrets.

Movements like Al Qaeda will be made the enemies on one region of the globe and heroes in another, like the Al Qaeda-aligned Al-Nusra brigade who is leading the battle against the Syrian regime,the West's new and uncomfortable partner in the Middle East.

Allegiances will handcuff the world military elite into rebranding terrorist organizations as freedom fighters and vice versa.

Neighborhood by neighborhood. Block by block. Old tensions will rise. new tensions will meld into a hyperlocality with no fixed position, logic or middle. There will be no black or white. No good or bad. No right or wrong. Violence will become so visceral that it will be banal. Acts of kindness will be greeted with kicks to the jaw and bayonets to the belly.

Gas. Nukes. Shells. Grenades. Knives. Piano wire. Bare hands. There will be no limit and nobody will be able to do a damn thing except watch, sigh, wish that it weren't so and wait for it to come to their door.

Peace will be a delicacy. Pillage the wages of conflict. Any critique will be contradiction. Soon, no one on earth will have clean hands. Refugees will deserve to die according to some scheme or another. Only the spent shell casings and dried blood will know the truth. And even that will be buried and washed away.

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Laude

"Children murdered for anti-government graffiti. Tanks and brigades marching door-to-door killing anything that moves. Funerals targeted for their high casualty ratios. Superpowers standing aside betting on the outcome like gamblers at a cockfight."

It seems to me that the brutality of propagated war has no bounds. How unfortunate is it that change of this magnitude is always levied by our governments. I say "our" because it has never mattered what country you live in or your holy place of worship. So long as were are followers, we are sheep for the slaughter. USA, we may not be next, but we are in cue.

ANONYMI

This article is speaks to a policy decision that the elites had reached a stae whjer they could no longer try fool the people anymore. Hence they began their shift in 2001 with the WTC false flag fraud. This led to Iraq and Afghanistan then Pakistan and Libya and now Syria which includes Jordan and Lebanon all the while underminig Iran and you will note none of these things had an endgame the only purpose was chaos. The elites realise that they can create chaos and then stand aside. The head space of humanity must shift to a New embrace of Original African spirituality

anonomous

true, so long as the spiritual part is a contest to see who can be the most generous, kind, forgiving, etc. here we called it aloha, but that has almost disappeared.

aravistarkheena

It is hard to see how Syria represents a "new" mode of war or how war has now become "a complete disintegration of all values, all politics, all religion, all senses of humanity." Or at least, it is hard to see, if you know any history at all.

Does the writer remember the Second World War? When Total War became acceptable practice, even for the so-called "good guys"? When we considered dropping atomic bombs on cities (or firebombing them) a legitimate form of combat? Or the First World War, with its poison gas and an entire generation of people lost, for worthless scraps of land? Or more recently, Vietnam, when we thought that an acceptable way to root out guerrillas, was to simply defoliate their entire country? Or cover them with burning phosphorus or napalm?

What planet does this author think he/she is living on?

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