“Given the contemporary reality of what I have called in my writings ‘Global Political Awakening,’ a policy of force based primarily on Western and in some cases former colonial powers does not seem to me a very promising avenue to an eventual solution to the regional problem,” said Zbigniew Brzezinski, referring to the situation in Syria.
“The major world powers, new and old, also face a novel reality: while the lethality of their military might is greater than ever, their capacity to impose control over the politically awakened masses of the world is at a historic low. To put it bluntly: in earlier times, it was easier to control one million people than to physically kill one million people; today, it is infinitely easier to kill one million people than to control one million people,” said Brzezinski
Bashing each other with clubs until one submits seems like an awful strategy. It should be the last resort for all human endeavor. Why not try the other approach, trying not to be involved with their conflict? People gravitate to words such as appeasement or giving in or retreating from what’s needed. It seems even our first efforts of diplomacy always manage to involve the threat of hostile action unless you comply to our demands. If you stand back and look at it from the other side, we look like a global bully with a know it all attitude.
Make no mistake about the current administration, they intend to align our country with the more radical Muslim element in the Middle East. Replacing one dictatorship with an even more radical theocratic leadership.
China on Monday urged the U.S. not to take unilateral action against Syria in response to last month’s chemical weapons attack against civilians.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Washington had briefed Beijing over the matter and China was highly concerned about any use of chemical weapons. But he said China opposed the U.S. acting alone and believed any response must conform to the U.N. Charter and the basic principles underlying international relations.
“By a margin of two-to-one, the British people oppose President Barack Obama’s plan for military strikes against the Assad regime and say that the UK should keep out of all conflicts in the region for the foreseeable future.” Citizens from the U.K. have had enough participation in two theaters of war, Iraq & Afghanistan.British military chiefs are being ejected from US meetings about Syria because of U.K. refusal to join military action. “The role of senior British officers based at US Central Command in Tampa, Florida, has been downgraded because they cannot be trusted with high-level intelligence about a conflict with which they are no longer involved, military sources say.”
Meanwhile as new stories expose the U.S. in the use of the NSA to spy on its own citizens, the US continues to lose credibility within the world community. Story: Presidents from Brazil and Mexico probe claims US spied on them.
- Brzezinski: ‘Global Political Awakening’ Making Syrian War Difficult (streetdemocracy.wordpress.com)
- Syria: Intervention Will Only Make it Worse (Time – Swampland)
- Egypt’s Sinai emerges as new theater for Jihad (AP News)
- US military & intelligence agencies are running massive propaganda campaigns thru online networks.