The dangerous “Great Game” : A global economic system erected on inhuman and predatory values

The control of the US by the wealthiest families of the planet is exercised in a powerful, profound and clandestine manner. The elite owns the media, banks, defence and oil industry. In his book, Who’s Who of the Elite, Robert Gaylon Ross Sr states: “It is my opinion that they own the US military, NATO, the Secret Service, the CIA, the Supreme Court, and many of the lower courts. They appear to control, either directly or indirectly, most of the state, county, and local law enforcement agencies.”

The elite may have tactical differences, but it is united on one thing – it is intent on conquering the world through the use of the abilities of the people of the United States. The elite owns numerous “think tanks” that work for expanding, consolidating and perpetuating their hold on the globe. These think tanks publish journals, such as Foreign Affairs, in which these imperialist and anti-mankind ideas are edified as publications, and then, if need be, expanded in the form of books that are given wide publicity. Brzezinski and Kissinger et al, as well as their opponents, the neocon “thinkers”, owe their positions and good living standards to the largesse of the elite, directly or indirectly.

In his supremely arrogant book, The Grand Chessboard, published in 1997, Brzezinski has spelled out the philosophy behind the current US military eruption. He argues that for the first time a non-Eurasian power has become pre-eminent and that it must hold sway over the Eurasian continent, if it is to remain the pre-eminent global power: “For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia…About 75 percent of the world’s people live in Eurasia…Eurasia accounts for about 60 percent of the world’s GNP and about three fourths of the world’s known energy resources.” It is this wealth “both in its enterprises and beneath its soil” that makes the utterly ruthless and infinitely greedy elite drool impatiently. “Terrorism” is just a well planned and well thought-out strategy, a lie and a deception, to provide a cover for military presence in the central Eurasian region and elsewhere.

As Michael Ruppert puts it, much of the violence in the Central Asian region as well as Pakistan, which has been encircled in two maps in Brzezinski’s book, one as “The Global Zone of Percolating Violence” and the other “The Eurasian Balkans”, was “initiated by the US proxies.” “Given that these maps were published a full four years before the first plane hit the World Trade Centre, they would fall in a category of evidence I learned about at LAPD. We called them ‘clues’.” This means that the eruption of US militarism after 9/11, and the event itself, were part of a pre-planned and coherent strategy of global domination in which the people of the US were also “conquered” through totalitarian legislation carried out in the wake of 9/11. As Brzezinski puts it: “America is too democratic at home to be autocratic abroad….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.…Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilisation.” No wonder Bush called 9/11 “a great opportunity” and Rumsfeld saw it an opportunity analogous to World War II to “refashion the world.”

In order to achieve its objectives, the US carried out regime changes in Central Asia, destroyed Yugoslavia, while Russia stood by mesmerised and impotent, set up military bases in East Europe and Central Asia, and carried out highly provocative military exercises testing Russia’s and China’s will. It has set up a military base in Kyrgyzstan, which has a 500 mile or so border with China. When the Chinese protested that the recent naval exercises with South Korea were too close to Chinese territory, a US spokesman responded: “Those determinations are made by us, and us alone….Where we exercise, when we exercise, with whom and how, with what assets and so forth are determinations that are made by the United States navy, by the Department of Defence, by the United States government.” As Rick Rozoff notes: “There is no way such confrontational, arrogant and vulgar language was not understood at its proper value in Beijing.”

The US has acquired bases in Romania, in Bulgaria, in Poland, in Czech Republic – it has set up the largest military base ever built in the region, Camp Bondsteel, in Kosovo. In Poland, it is busy installing missiles a mere 35 miles from the Russian border. The US is also busy setting up bilateral military ties in Russia’s backyard with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and is pursuing the goal of a “Greater Central Asia” from Afghanistan right up to the Middle East – a great corridor from where the oil, gas, and great mineral wealth of this region will flow to the coffers of the US elite, at bloody expense to the local people. The scene for a ‘great war’ involving the great powers of the time such as the US, Russia and China is now set, by design of the elite. It is just a matter of time.

Time and again the US elite has taken the good people of America into great wars through documented and proven deceptions – sinking of Lusitania during World War I, Pearl Harbour in World War II, and so on. The elite consider us “human garbage” – a term first used by the French in Indo-China. It is also generating a good deal of “human garbage” in the US. A World Bank report points out that in 2005, 28 million Americans were “insecure” – in 2007, the number had risen to 46 million! One in every five Americans is faced with the possibility of becoming “destitute” – 38 million people receive food coupons!

A global economic system erected on inhuman and predatory values, where a few possess more wealth than the billions of hungry put together, will end, but the end will be painful and bloody. As Einstein said: “I do not know how the Third World War will be fought, but I can tell you what they will use in the Fourth – rocks!” There is some hope in this because what will the wealthy cabal do with its wealth if mankind, as we know it, ceases to be.

The writer is vice chancellor of the University of the Punjab, Pakistan.  

Articles by: Prof. Mujahid Kamran

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