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03
Nov
14

DOCUMENTARY: RISE OF ISIS


The Passionate Eye - Rise of ISIS

Recognizing much of what is known of the conflict in the Middle East namely in Iraq and Syria, continues to be via mainstream media soundbites of information, involving the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, IS). The following documentary produced by the Passionate Eye provides an insightful examination of the political, religious and other elements in an attempt to clarify what is obviously, a complicated and dangerous issue for all countries affected.  Draw your own conclusions (if any are any to be had) as to who are the true antagonist vs protagonist in this growing conflict:

RISE OF ISIS

10
Oct
14

The Death Of Innocent Civilians


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The deadly game of global chess being played out by the power elites of nations has but one consequence: the death of innocent civilians.

Exploration of the causes/issues that manifest into conflict over the centuries be it regional, national or international; more often than not are the contrivance of pro- or anti– factions to an ideology premised on theocracy, democracy or autocracy and variant machinations thereof.

However, more significant are they whom, above the fray, are the ultimate and true authors, purveyors to these conflicts who recognize and utilize the variants in ideology to their optimum benefit; be the motivation to attain supreme power of control of the mechanistic aspects of global social order or more fundamentally, control of global currency.

Recognizing that every system is inherently defined by a hierarchical structure, often represented as a pyramid; it is inevitable that within the matrix of the grand pyramid structure, comprised of a multitude of sub-system, pyramidal structures, each representing an element of power in its own right becomes source to potential conflict.

Essentially on examination of the quagmire that is the conflict in the Middle East, this is exactly what is transpiring.

Representing the ideology of democracy, grand pyramidal structure in the Middle East conflict is the United States under the auspicious of a Coalition of  Nations (though this grouping can be confidently deemed but a sub-system structure to yet a higher order of power often alluded to as the Power Elite or Ghost Global Governance; reputed authors to the New World Order).

Representing the ideology of theocracy, grand pyramidal structure in the Middle East conflict is presumed to be Islamic Muslims however, in reality, it essentially is non-existent. This conclusion is in recognition of Islam not being a monolithic (religious) organization but rather, is comprised of eight recognized sects within the Middle East, namely: (Source: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/muslims-adhere-to-different-islamic-sects.html)

Sunni Muslims include 84%–90% of all Muslims. Sunni means “tradition,” and Sunnis regard themselves as those who emphasize following the traditions of Muhammad and of the first two generations of the community of Muslims that followed Muhammad.

A number of movements to reform Islam have originated mainly in the 20th century. Some are limited to one country and others have a broader influence. Most are Sunni movements, such as the Wahhabis, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Jama`at-i-Islami.

Shi`ite Muslims comprise 10%–16% of all Muslims. Shi`ites are the “party of `Ali,” who believe that Muhammad’s son-in-law `Ali was his designated successor (imam) and that the Muslim community should be headed by a designated descendent of Muhammad. Three main subgroups of Shi`ites are Twelvers (Ithna-`Asharis), Seveners (Isma`ilis), and Fivers (Zaydis).

Sufis are Islamic mystics. Sufis go beyond external requirements of the religion to seek a personal experience of God through forms of meditation and spiritual growth. A number of Sufi orders, comparable to Christian monastic orders, exist. Most Sufis are also Sunni Muslims, although some are Shi`ite Muslims. Many conservative Sunni Muslims regard Sufism as a corruption of Islam, although most still regard Sufis as Muslims.

Baha’is and Ahmadiyyas are 19th-century offshoots of Shi`ite and Sunni Islam, respectively. Bahai’s consider themselves the newest of the major world’s religions but recognize that historically they originated from Shi`ite Islam in the same way that Christianity originated from Judaism. Ahmadiyyas do regard themselves as Muslims. Most other Muslims, however, deny that either group is a legitimate form of Islam and regard members of both groups as heretics — people who have corrupted and abandoned Islamic belief and practice.

Druze, Alevis, and `Alawis are small, sectarian groups with unorthodox beliefs and practices that split off from Islam. Druze and Alevis do not regard themselves as Muslims and are not considered Muslims by other Muslims. `Alawis have various non-Islamic practices, but debate continues as to whether they should still be considered Muslims.

Then, there is Wahabi & Salafi religions of the Arab States and ultimately, this Sect has four names SALAFI, WAHABI, NAJDI and AHL-HADITH – although today they prefer to call themselves Salafi. (Source: http://www.alahazrat.net/islam/wahabi-salafi.php).

Adding to the fray and confusion are the presence of Israeli Jews, Christians and Muslims and variant fundamentalist orthodoxies within each identifiable sect.

This fragmentation of theological ideology is but one, if not easiest to identify components to the complexity being encountered by the purveyors and pursuers of democratic ideology into the Middle East region.

Historically and currently, human societal order of the Middle East is premised on the concept of Tribalism; each tribe having a designated leader who in-turn, participates in a regional council of tribal leaders. For a fuller explanation of the subject refer to `The Middle East’s Tribal DNA’ (http://www.meforum.org/1813/the-middle-easts-tribal-dna).

Given the nature of societal order within the Middle East being so divergent from that of democratically idealized Western culture nations, renders it an intellectually impossible concept to phantom western-style democracy ever taking root. It is conceivable that a form of parliamentary governance for day-to-day management of such things as public works, tax collection, health-care and other generalized societal organs however, this would likely always be subordinate to the individual Tribal Councils from each province comprising the nation as a whole.

In conclusion; bearing in mind the original, stated premise `every system is inherently defined by a hierarchical structure, often represented as a pyramid; …the grand pyramid structure…’; what is attempted here to clarify; the divergent differences of the two principle facets (factions) to the Middle East conflict, namely; the democratic ideology: an organized grand pyramidal structure versus; theological ideology not nor likely to every be an equivalent structure; the satisfactory outcome will likely be forever indeterminate. And, until this is recognized by those at the top of the grand of grand pyramids pursuing and ensuing these battles, they will conceivably be without end with only one major consequence: the death of innocent civilians.

Immersed in the history treading madness that is this earthly existence, questioning the irrational rationality that yields no qualitative answer evokes emotions beyond description; fomenting a resolve toward disengagement of intellectual processes’ attempt to decipher reason toward objective definition of humanity’s purpose of being within the context of principles of synergistic, symbiotic relevance speculated to be the orchestrated product of a divine, omnipresent  ethereal entity; an arguably acceptable theory that is proving to be failing

 

20
Feb
14

Stephen F. Cohen is professor emeritus of Russian studies


In response to an article titled Distorting Russia: How the US Media Misrepresents Sochi, Putin, and Ukraine written by Stephen F. Cohen is professor emeritus of Russian studies at New York University and professor emeritus of politics at Princeton University. His books include Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War.

This piece originally appeared in The Nation. ,

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I submitted the following comment:

Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, Syria, Venezuela, Ukraine…. a growing list of countries thrown into chaos premised on civil unrest purportedly spawned from decades of repressive, dictatorial regimes.

We, the citizens of so-called western democracies, whose treasure and prodigy are willfully and obligingly expended in these conflagrations; we should demand emphasis be directed toward clarifying the motivation(s) of our political elites in their life-expending, strategic decision-making, game of global chess that is blindly supported through partisan biased, sound-bite echoing, ill-informed commercial main-stream media reporting and, the sycophant behavior of equally ill-informed and financially motivated pundits.

As an avid follower of these unsettling, world events it is increasingly difficult to believe in the functionality of civil, global society; a collective that appears willing to let itself to be driven toward an apocalyptic abyss by the pathological, psychopathic maneuverings of but a few of our species. If there is ever a time in our human history that represents the worse of humanity it is Now, this time, this place. On every front, every issue, chaos presents an opportunity for the collapse of civil, human existence to which our elected representatives respond; not with solution but, with derision, division and duplicitous rhetoric.

MIRACLE TO CHANGE

As the world spins on its axis tilt

Twenty-four hours of blood to be spilled

Humanity’s participants long for the day

Brutality and evil will have gone away

If history speaks as loudly as it does

Bullets and famine will win over love

Turbulence and chaos reflected in the skies

Surprisingly, some naively still ask: why?

Though beauty of flora and fauna still exist

As casket wreaths, its spoils their bliss

Mankind toward destruction seems inclined

What miracle to change will it have to find?

RELENTLESS WAR of BELIEFS

For all the suffering and malcontent

Giving rise to hell on Earth – destruction bent

For the energies that are being ill-spent

Humanity’s dissolution is the final end event

Gory are the pictures of dead and the maimed

In whose honor is this blasphemy named

And in the end, what is to be gained?

For some pious belief or altruistic fame.

I am tired of the need to descent

To throw stones that don’t even dent

Bullet chamber in reply being spent

When will this needless human suffering relent?

The factions on each side

To ancient belief they blindly abide

But the reality will not hide

When today’s loved ones are the ones to die!

14
Feb
12

Last Human Standing


Falling deeper into the abyss of our making
This life on Earth seems forsaken
Though remedy of solution viably in-hand
But ignored, for reasons becoming clearer to understand

Global power held by the unseen elite
Are determined to manifest humanity’s defeat
They will not rest until their destructive plan is complete
Instigated with common people fighting each other in the street

Economic collapse is their efficient tool to instigate
Knowing empty belles’ are much easier to infuriate
Whilst poised in their ivory towers left to masturbate
While goon-squad militarized police, the uprisings, mitigate

It would take a fool’s mind not to see what is happening
The civilized structure of the last hundred years is set for collapsing
Then by their design a New Order for civilization is ready for hatching
To render a commoner’s life to impoverishment by servitude, ever-lasting

These are not words to echo the cry of humanity’s impending defeat
It is a call to recognize what is about to come and its receipt
Demanding if it is to happen – common people take their stand on the street
Poised ready to fight until the last Human standing on their feet




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