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MORALITY PLAY 2011: CURTAINS DOWN ON PETIT BOURGEOIS NEOLIBERALISM

July 30, 2011

By Donald Ceapach
Gonzo Town
July 30, 2011

Whether it was Bin Laden in his white robes and neatly trimmed beard, or Anders Breivik in his Knight Templar fancy dress and Masonic tunic, the consumers of mass media and ‘no alternative’ politics are shown what it’s really all about: God, the World and the Devil. Welcome to Morality Play 2011.

Their media manipulators and political handlers produce this bizarre compilation, and its macabre slayings on a production line basis with one single goal: reinforce social cohesion and political support for what are called “middle class values”.

This single goal of herding the middle class together and reinforcing its will to continue the No Alternative train ride to nowhere, of course, requires heroic and constant struggle by the leadership class. This class has the task of maintaining the “squeaky clean” growth economy in place, which safeguards the sacred middle class right to always consume more. As a side dish, the ruling class and their media provide a constant mixture of frenetic pseudo-events as an overlay to hide the total inertia… and moral void that the petit bourgeois are supposed to adore, calling it “stability”. 

Ensuring that the mentally fragile middle classes are at all times comforted with the illusion that everything is under control, their minders and handlers deliver them medieval-style Morality plays where the Forces of Good are confronted by Evil. To be sure these need lashings of gore AKA Designer Killings.

For the ruling classes things are very simple: their vassals and serfs – the middle classes – are simply an illiterate and mindless mass which must be manipulated by the simplest of images, garish and bizarre costumes, and regular mass killings.

For the ruling elites, there is no point at all in trying to reason with this greedy and mindless rabble: the blahblah of education and democracy provides the illusion and the Internet is the Magic Lantern to keep them stupid.

NO ALTERNATIVE: Reagan and Thatcher introduced their new paradigm for leading the masses.

THE “NO ALTERNATIVE”

The ruling elite’s one-only “political model” is strictly No Alternative. It was defined decades ago, trumpeted at the microphone in hundreds of two-minute “landmark speeches” during the early 1980s, by the iconic Emperor and Empress symbols of Neoliberal values: Mrs Thatcher of the UK and Ronald Reagan of the USA.  

Very important however, this political model, its economic doctrine and even its so-called values are only hazily and lazily defined, even more so today than 30 years ago. The game started fuzzy, and is now completely smothered in mind fog.

Even the target audience, the middle class herd of Happy Consumers, is out of focus, far more so today than when the Neoliberal Emperor and Empress strode the world stage and filled TV screens with their pathetic, trashy and hysterical speeches. It is in fact very hard to define what “middle class post-industrial” might mean, because this class or group of persons avidly consumes every conceivable and imaginable type of industrial good and industrial service, but with its “values” things are hyper-clear.

These “values” are greed, waste, personal ego-tripping, useless consumption and cynical disinterest in the sufferings of other persons.  Almost unlimited hypocrisy is also needed for these “post-industrial consumers” to execute their supposed mission of transforming the natural environment into a sterile Wasteland, and rain death and destruction and misery on selected smaller victim countries, inhabited by inferior races with inferior creeds whose children can be slaughtered – for nothing.

The current and rapidly changing version of this “foreign policy” of the Neoliberals, executed to thrill and to reassure their middle class voters is by committing war crimes on a production line basis, without a shred of guilt, but with Nazi-type Bully Boy pride. Called the War on Terror, this “foreign policy” of the Nazi-minded handlers and minders of the voting and consuming middle classes who keep the evil party going, one more day, is now falling apart on stage in full public view.

Marxism, socialism and multi-culturalism, thanks to Andrew Breivik (or whatever you want to call him – Agent X better fits the downmarket video game format), are now almost respectable. Conversely extreme right wing racism and anti-Islamic “values” are no longer the flavour of the day. The times they are a’changing!

LOSS OF INNOCENCE

The gnawing existential crisis of the “post-industrial middle classes” can never be completely hidden. As explained by many economists, starting with Marx and Engels, and also explained by psychologists and sociologists starting with Freud and Durkheim, the usefulness of a parasitic class sandwiched between low paid factory workers – producing the fodder consumed by the middle classes – and the ruling classes possessing the capital to produce, is not especially high and certainly not critical.

In emergency conditions, the petit bourgeois can be suppressed and the industrial party will still keep going. 

Their role is only that of a social filter and spacer joint in the social pyramid: they sit on top of the workers who they despise, and adore the ruling elite that sit on top of them. Their usefulness is low, but whenever this gets too clear – at times of economic and monetary crisis exactly like the early 1980s and exactly like 2011 – they will become so fragile and flaky that Heroic Things are needed to bring them back under control.

In the economic crisis condition of the 1930s, in Italy and Germany, the petit bourgeois went right out of control and completely took over society – in the shape of Mussolini and Hitler. Middle class “values” were at that time on full and open display, not hidden by fancy symbols and twittering causes, like bottle recycling, using a bike or protecting polar bears.

The macabre and bloody, as well as laughably incompetent morality plays we are subjected to, with protagonists from Bin Laden to Anders B. (Agent X), are designed both to titillate with blood and gore, and to keep the petit bourgeois under control. Hidden in the decor, perhaps not evident at first glance, the “storyline” of these modern morality plays is simple: Man, the average petit bourgeois consumer, begins in pure innocence (in essence, greed), but is subject to the temptation of Wrong Ideas (for example sharing and caring) and Man will fall unless He repents, with the aid of Saviours.

The Saviours, as if you didn’t guess, are our Great Leaders and their anti-terror experts, fly-by-night financial charlatans, and any quick-buck business magnate smiling out of the trashy tabloid newspapers you find in the gutter. The tacky morality play enacted day and night in the media doesn’t come cheap, it costs billions of dollars and employs tens of thousands of persons, like the Soviet propaganda machine or any other State propaganda system propping up any other totalitarian or fascist regime. Which… can only fail, and will only fail.

The Modern morality play, like its medieval model, centers its action on The Struggle of Man Against a Variety of Sins.

Until Norway’s Agent X, these were dredged from early Christian and even pagan myths, dosed with Holy War crusader venom of the type that Knights Templar – in real life – gave vent to during the 200-year Holy Crusades – with not even a single barrel of oil to steal and pillage ! Today, this grisly pantomime charade has reached a critical stage of total incoherence. It is totally dysfunctional as is shown by the “middle classes” no longer believing that the Villains are real, and their supposed Call to Sin is so laughably strange, so ridiculous that they lose even more respect for the class they are programmed to respect, their Great Leaders, business magnates, football grunts, people personalities and all the other Tinsel Heroes who made a quick buck, by any means, and particularly through fraud, corruption, violence and theft.

CURTAINS DOWN ON THE MORALITY PLAY

The morality play was a genre of 15th and 16th century European Medieval entertainment, and even in its day they were known as “interludes”, marking the point that these dramas did not necessarily have a clear, unambiguous moral theme, especially so as the genre advanced in historical time, before completely disappearing by around 1600. Reasons for this included an already more complex society – not everybody being able to be lumped into distinct classes with fixed values. Even at the time, it wasn’t sure and certain that everybody was brain-dead! Through the period of our Modern Morality plays, only starting in the late 1990s and already finished today, at most 15 years later, they have gone through all stages of the wipe-out curve that took 200 years for their medieval lookalikes.

To be sure, for our openly degenerate ruling elites, or so-called elites mouthing tacky slogans at the microphone it is comforting to imagine the “middle classes” still exist, just like they did in the times of Emperor Reagan and Empress Thatcher, but sadly for them this is not so.

The middle classes, whatever they might be, have been stuffed with every conceivable consumer product and service for decades – it is normal they should regurgitate and vomit this toxic feast. It is normal they should Lose Faith – the most basic goal of the morality play being to prevent that. Their so-called “growth economy”, as they know, is a pathetic charade unable even to employ their children or older persons, ransacks and destroys the environment and is threatened daily by with near-instant implosion through the debt crisis their ruling elites have casually, and with total incompetence allowed to become hyper-critical.

Why should they believe in petit bourgeois Morality of the early 1980s vintage? The now poised to disappear modern morality play, where Heroic Defenders of the middle class cause, it “values”, are confronted by the Devil personified by Bin Laden or Agent X, or maybe Kaptain Krunch, or any other protagonists of Bad Attitudes is as dysfunctional and out of time as the ruling elites who ordered it.

To be sure, it is nice to choose a godly life over one of evil, but if being “middle class” means destroying the environment, waging war on poor countries ‘over the horizon’ and denying your own children a job, these Shining Ideals are no shinier than turds in a WC pan. The middle classes can understand that.

Soldiering on and muddling through, the “No Alternative” credo of our ruling elites will likely continue to produce designer False Flag killings of the Norway type, because they have No Alternative. These outrages are ordered and organized by the same criminals whom the middle classes troop out to vote for “because there is No Alternative”. But their credibility has dissolved to nothing.

The petit bourgeois of the white-dominated former-Christian post-industrial, mature urban democracies- or whatever they are called, now have much more serious things to worry about.

The times they are a ‘changing!

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NORWAY MASSACRE CATALYST FOR REALIGNMENT OF EUROPEAN RIGHT WING MOVEMENTS

July 29, 2011

By Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire
July 29, 2011

The Norway Massacre has grabbed the lion’s share headlines around the world, but not solely due to the human tragedy element of the event. A larger ripple effect is because Anders Breivik’s allegedly authored a 1,500 page idealogical “manifesto”, one which is currently being dissected by the media, political institutions, law enforcement and academics throughout Europe and contains the new seeds for an extemist Far Right movement.

What is important to note here is that the conclusions and perceptions drawn from his modus operandi will have a fundamental effect of the position of Far Right and Left Wing extremist movements in the near future.

Both genuine terrorist and false flag terror events will always redefine the genre. There exist many different definitions of “terrorism”, most have these contain premeditated, politically motivated violence or the threat of violence, targeting civilians, being perceived as a non-state actor, all in the hopes of “sending a message” to the general public or a government.

We’ve already established that the mass shooting in Norway was no mere random attack, as those student victims were specifically targeted, making it a clear case of political assassination on a mass scale not seen before in recent history. By anyone’s measure, such an event can be classed as a “game changer” in terms extremist political agendas.

In this case, it was the Young Protestant Labour Party of Norway, who only days before publicly condemned Israel’s apartheid system, opting instead to recognized a bona fide Palestine State. Politically, Norway was poised for a complete withdraw of any support for Israel, including divestment and academic boycotts . Breivik responded with a violent massacre of that party’s future generation. 

Hence, Anders Breivik has not been classified as a terrorist in the vain of an Al Qaeda or an IRA, rather he has already been labeled by the media as a Right Wing “political extremist”.

What is traditional Right Wing Extremism? The old board looked as follows: nationalism, racism, anti-immigration and xenophobia, fascism and a strong self-sufficient state. As a result, of the many-sided concept of ‘right wing’, it consists of many different factions, groups and organizations. The same can be said for the Left Wing.

So is Europe returning to the days when its cities and towns were being ravaged by a cacophony of real terror and state sponsored terror groups like NATO’s own Operation GLADIO, The Red Brigades, IRA, Red Army Faction, Action Directe, Black September, and the PLFP?

Out of that chaos came order. Are we looking at a new, reordering of the political landscape, a New Order? In Europe, as in the wider world, it certainly looks that way, and big changes are afoot.

The European Common Market and Union was introduced by European elite bureaucrats in order to attain stability and forge new alliances. Following the Cold War and the tumbling of the Berlin Wall, the EU came in with a bang and enjoyed a brief honeymoon up until the long, protracted recession which became evident in 2007. Currently, the once solid Eurozone is  fraying at the edges, as the International banks have been preying shamelessly on many of its fledgling economies, including Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Poland and Iceland. The result of this economic trend is a marginalisation of the middle class and the ever-widening gap between the lower classes and the financial and bureaucratic elite.

This of course, is a recipe for fomenting the worst aspects of Right Wing extremism, as well as Left Wing- in case anyone hasn’t noticed, previously banished anarchists are currently back in fashion in Greece and Spain. Breivik’s manifesto, like it or not, will be a centre of influence, particularly for young Right Wing foot soldiers, for the sad reason that they will be inspired by his armed action and bravado. Interestingly enough, Breivik’s supposed support of Israel and Zionism will garner sympathy from previously stringent anti-Jewish Neo Nazi affiliates, and this is potentially the most massive shift on the chess board of the Far Right. Pro-Israeli Right Wing extremists and Neo Nazis.

Although at its early stages, recent events like this will have a massive impact in the near future and should be monitored. These shifts in alliances and groups will also be fueled by the mainstream media’s typically lazy and surface-oriented take on events and political score keeping. All the while, real changes brew under their radar.

Far right politics also push the belief that both superiority and inferiority is an innate reality between individuals and groups, normally rejecting the liberal tenet of social equality. Extremists often support segregation, like we have seen with Breivik’s reaction against multiculturalism. This is not surprising from the right, and although Europe enjoyed a brief respite from its ugly head over the last 20 years, the destruction of the economy and the state’s eventual inability to deliver its social benefits to the growing ranks of unemployed will certainly allow the xenophobic card its chance to return to the political table.

On many levels, this is a recipe for civil unrest in Europe, and many activists will unfortunately be looking for the greatest impact- or the biggest bang for their buck. Breivik succeeded here- hitting his ideological enemies in the heart.

What this space, watch the moves on the political chess board.

NORWAY GUNMAN BREIVIK COULD BE PUT IN MENTAL INSTITUTION IF FOUND INSANE SAYS EXPERT

July 28, 2011

RIA Novosti
July 28, 2011

Anders Behring Breivik, the principal suspect in the twin terror attacks in Norway last Friday, may undergo compulsory medical treatment following a medical examination, a Swedish law expert said on Wednesday.

Lawyer Bernt Birkeland said if the medical exam proves that Breivik was insane, he would be put into a mental institution for compulsory treatment, but if he was mentally stable he could be sentenced to life in prison.

INSANITY PLEA? Breivik could be institutionalised if deemed insane by court.

Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad, said on Tuesday that “this whole case indicated that he [Breivik] is insane.”

Norwegian Prosecutor Christian Hatlo said on Tuesday that if charged with crimes against humanity, Breivik could face up to 30 years in prison. In line with the laws in Norway, a court’s verdict could be revised as many times as possible and therefore the prison sentence could be prolonged as well.

During a closed hearing at a Norwegian court on Monday, Breivik, 32, admitted to carrying out a bombing in Oslo that killed seven people, and a mass shooting at a Labor Party youth camp on the nearby island of Utoya.

Police have now revised the death toll from both attacks from 93 to 76.

The Norwegian Telegraph Bureau reported on Wednesday that Brevik was a member of a gun club in Oslo between 2005 and 2007 and from June 2010 until recently.

MIND CONTROL: WAS NORWAY SHOOTER AN MK-ULTRA MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE?

July 27, 2011

By Stone Pinkerton
21st Century Wire
July 27, 2011

One thing is evident when observing the photos and statements of the apprehended Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik. He is devoid of any emotion or articulation when making reference to the violent acts he is currently on trial for.

This of course begs the obvious question. From a textbook point of view, Anders fits the standard modus operandi for a man who has literally been up and down Jacob’s Ladder– a psychologically programmed super-soldier, sent out to do an evil deed for maximum social impact.

Whether you believe he acted under instruction, or alone as the classic ‘lone gunman’ will depend on your own ability to weigh possibility against probability. Indeed, we can all agree that to some degree, he is soldier… of sorts. On whose behalf he is acting is still anyone’s guess.

On its face, this story has all the makings of a perfect crime. Cleaner an operation there could not have been. By definition, it is textbook terrorist attack, designed and executed to achieve a political effect. His back story was already complete to an academic standard- a 1,500 page right-wing Likud-like, Zionist manifesto, a professionally edited video production loaded on to Youtube, online profiles and a comprehensive photo portfolio, kitted out in every costume imaginable. He was also a paid-up Mason and a member of the Knights Templar in Norway. And to top it all off, he gets arrested at the end, and will live to tell his story (if he survives custody). Can it get anymore perfect than that?

The operation has been very well planned, and very well thought out, which does not support a lone gunman theory. Anders could very well be the tip of a very big iceberg.

Here’s the rub. As I pointed out in my last article, Breivik’s hollow-point rampage was no random attack. His victims on that island camp were selected for their Pro-Palestinian political affiliations- even the wounded and dying were snuffed out via a head shot, making this incident, no mere terror attack, rather, a targeted mass political assassination. If you have studied similar events in the past, and there are many, this one looks less like a rampage, and too much like a “job”, or a mission.

THE MK ULTRA GLAZE: Breivik appears to show no remorse or ability to reflect on the incident.

His statements after the fact are completely sanitized, seemingly rehearsed, scripted even, and certainly devoid of any emotion or ability to reflect empathy in connection to the mass political culling of Norway’s Young Labour members which he alleged carried out only days before. By his own admission, Anders stated, “I did what I felt I had to do…” No regrets.

From a defense lawyer’s standpoint, one could definitely have some traction with an insanity plea. Any lawyer who couldn’t convince a jury that Breivik is anything less than an original nutter would have to be mentally handicapped himself. Exactly what kind of a “defense lawyer” marches out of a police station and into the arms of the waiting press only to announce that, ”Ladies and gentlemen, my client is GUILTY” ? You see, on every level, there is something very pre-fabricated about every aspect of this tragic incident. It appears so far that this gunman will be tried in court as a political actor, and not a pedestrian criminal.

A number of photos have already been released of Breivik in custody, depicting him in an almost trance-like state. He appears to be under the influence of something- hypnosis, medication, we don’t know exactly. For any students of the CIA’s once classified, illegal human research MK ULTRA program, this is where you would raise your hand and start asking questions.

The purpose of MK ULTRA was to develop trauma-based psychological triggers which could be imbedded in a subject’s mind and then activated by a handler in order for that subject to carry out certain rehearsed tasks. Among these tasked included political assassinations. By this token, the Norway Massacre and its post game show certainly fits nicely in such a scenario. Still, Breivik is  giving a flawless performance.

Breivik’s profile, and Hollywood extra photos were already on the news desks of editors within minutes of his apprehension, and if that’s not strange enough, allegedly, also, the arresting police already knew his name. This point was brought up by Channel 4 anchorman Jon Snow, who raised this oddity in a tweet, “What we don’t know is how the police knew the terrorist’s name before they arrested him”.

Other uncertainties will fester, and these are mostly fundamental forensic issues we face in a digital age. There is no evidence that Anders Breivik is author Andrew Berwick, or that he had anything to do with writing the so-called digital PDF “Manifesto” which, mind you, despite all of its twisted content, it is written in flawless English (not in Norwegian), which indicates an academic or professional English editor. Additionally, the “Marxist Hunter” badge visible in his now famous Amphibious Combat action shot has been Photoshopped into the picture by persons unknown. As we have pointed out, we still don’t know where all of these photos came from and how they were delivered to the media.

The red flags are already beginning to pop-up, as investigative police in Norway are still as yet, unable to establish any real link between Breivik and far right wing groups like the English football hooligan group, like the English Defense League, many of whom have already infiltrated by British intelligence. This development should throw a little more light on a pre-packaged trial by media which was underway from the early hours of this event happening this past weekend. Read the full report by Kurt Nimmo at Infowars here.

We run into these exact same problems when assuming that ‘jihadist messages’ and videos uploaded to websites, and grainy digital videos- are all authentic and are made by genuine, salt-of-the-earth, angry card-carrying Al Qaeda. Recent history has proven that in most cased, they were forged, faked and fabricated by Intel Center, AlSahib and other CIA/Pentagon run ‘media arms’.

A lot of the Guardian reading, consensus reality mob out there are probably thinking right now that the conspiracy theorists are going mental over this incident, and probably ”reading way too much into it”. I can only answer back saying, of course its provoking conspiracy theories- take a look at this story, look at this m.o. and look at this truck load of planted media collateral, photos and manifesto. This is a 21st century psy-op if there ever was one.

What’s potentially worse than this, is that we may have a Nordic, Aryan-looking Conan the Barbarian-type cult anti-hero on our hands here. Many a young foot soldier of the far right will be dazzled by Breivik’s spectacle. This is very real, and its ramifications will be unveiled later. That is perhaps the most frightening aspect of all this, in our brave new digital world.

Clearly, Anders Behring Breivik is now the front-runner to succeed the now defunct terror avatar, the man who put the “T” in terror, Osama bin Laden… with a twist.

Watch the political fall-out and the Norwegian, EU policy stances- particularly those concerning Israel, Libya, and security measures which take effect in the next few months, as these will give observers an indication of both qui bono, as well as what were the direct effects caused by Anders Breivik’s mind-bending massacre and running legal saga.

God help us, it seems we are entering another new video drome.

Author Stone Pinkerton is Editor of Gonzo Town.

NORWAY’S MONSTER AND THE QUESTION

July 27, 2011

By Alan Hart
Opinion Maker
July 27, 2011

How much was the mind of Anders Behring Breivik conditioned and warped by Zionist propaganda as peddled with the assistance of Christian fundamentalism by much of the Western mainstream media and many web sites?

In his summary of what the monster had stated behind closed doors in court, Judge Heger said he had argued that he wanted to create “the greatest loss possible to Norway’s governing Labour Party”, which he accused of failing the country on immigration and opening the door to the “Muslim colonization” of Norway and all of Europe.

AGENT OF INFLUENCE: How much of Breivik's manifesto will influence public opinion and impact society?

There could not have been a more effective way of inflicting at a single stroke a great loss than gunning down many members of the Norwegian Labour Party’s youth wing, the Workers Youth League (AUF), which was assembled on Utoya Island.

Two days before the massacre there, and as Gilad Atzmon has researched and noted, the AUF’s leader, Eskil Pedersen, gave an interview to Dagbladet, Norway’s second largest tabloid newspaper.

In it he said: “The AUF has long been a supporter of an international boycott of Israel but the decision of the last Congress demands that Norway impose a unilateral economic embargo on the country… I acknowledge this is a drastic measure but I think it gives a clear indication that, quite simply, we are tired of Israel’s behaviour.” (My own view is that behind closed doors all Western governments, including the one in Washington D.C. in the person of President Obama, are tired of Israel’s behaviour).

There are two things we know for sure.

One is that Breivik is fanatically anti Islam and pro Zionism.

The other is that Zionism’s propaganda machine has been set to work at full speed, day and night, eight days and nights a week, to demonize, discredit and destroy all who are calling and campaigning for Israel to be boycotted.

From the obscenity of the Nazi holocaust to the present, Zionism’s success in selling its propaganda lies as truth is the reason why the search for peace based on an acceptable amount of justice for the Palestinians has been, and remains, a mission impossible.

I describe the Israel-Palestine conflict as the cancer at the heart of international affairs which threatens to consume us all. It’s bad enough that Zionist propaganda has prevented a cure for it, but if now that same propaganda is inspiring Europeans in Europe to slaughter their own, the future is very, very frightening.

I don’t know the answer to my headline question but I think investigators in Norway, prosecutors and psychiatrists, must dig deep enough to find it.

FATHER OF NORWAY GUNMAN HELD UP IN FRANCE, PROTECTED BY ARMED LEGION

July 26, 2011

By Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire
July 26, 2011

Following the Norway Massacre this past weekend, the background story on gunman Anders Breivik is slowly being pieced together.

It has been reported that his father, Jens Breivik is currently being protected by police and gendarmerie, including French Foreign Legion guards around his luxurious villa in the village of Cournanel, in the Aude region near the Pyrenees in south-west France.

Father Jens Breivik held up at his villa in South West France (PHOTO: Sipa Press/Rex Features)

Speculation has been rife regarding the family of Anders Breivik. According to recent French reports, the father turned up in France, officially in 1995. Neighbors in his village of 600 inhabitants “never saw him and didn’t know he existed”. Some reports say he is married and lives with a wife or female companion, others say he lives alone.

To date, were details were given on what the father did, or does as a profession or occupation. He was simply described as “retired”.

In a broadcast discussion Sunday by the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang, Jens Breivik was said to be “in a state of the shock”. 

According to the interview, the retired Norwegian ex-pat had not seen his son since years and only discovered his involvement in Friday’s massacre while reading newspapers on internet.

According to the discussion, he had no relations with his son since 1995, and said that his son went to the USA when the family broke up in Norway during the 1980’s. Following last week’s tragic event the father vowed never to return to Norway.

It is reported that Jens Breivik was an economist for the Norwegian embassy in London. He had already been married and had three children when he met Anders’s natural mother, Ms Wenche Behring, a nurse living in the city with her own daughter from a previous relationship. Within a year of Anders’s birth, in February 1979, the couple had split. Jens Breivik remained in London and Anders’s mother then moved back to Oslo with Anders and his elder half-sister.

Anders’s natural mother later married a Norwegian army major and settled in Oslo. Jens went on to married a fellow embassy worker, Tove Overmo, later moving to Paris.

More details about his family background can be found in the recent Guardian report here.

According to the father, Anders was “a very ordinary boy”, and that when he lived with his son “he was always secretive”.

Breivik also stated that his wish was that his son “should have committed suicide”.

Local government official in Carcassonne, Antoine Leroy, indicated to AFP reporters that the policemen have been located there since Sunday, as a preventive measure. 

“There should be no indication to think that there is the least threat against the father, this is preventative measure only.  There were rumors of a search of his villa, but this is not true”, declared the french prosecutor. 

If military officers belonging to the Foreign Legion were seen Sunday in front of the villa, but this was because the one of them was working as translator, indicated prosecutor Leroy yesterday. 

French police foresee a long-term presence to oversee the approaches to the house of the father, set away in this quiet town of 600 inhabitants. 

GLADIO 2.0 : WHY THE WEST CAN’T RESIST THIS NORWAY MASSACRE AND PSY-OP

July 26, 2011

By Stone Pinkerton
21st Century Wire
July 26, 2011

How do you define bizarre in today’s every increasingly wacky world of terrorism? Ever since the Cold War was won and history ended, we have been inundated with a seemingly never ending succession of spectacularly staged terror attacks and carefully crafted psy-ops.

This recent Norway Massacre is the latest in a series of high profile terrorist attacks which have succeeded only in inching societies worldwide further towards the final goal-line of an ever expanding global police state. 

So is this OPERATION G.L.A.D.I.O. 2.0? Whether you believe that, or not, a new Stasi super state is rapidly unfolding before our eyes and it will use this event as a catalyst.

Recently joining the fold of public enemy number one stars, is a Scandinavian pin-up named Anders Breivik AKA “Andrew Berwick”. In case you missed it, he went on an epic rampage this past weekend. 

As terrorists go, his media profile is about as slick as they come, even more refined than Osama bin Laden, scripted to the last detail and with plenty of collateral material. If he survives custody, his protracted trial will almost certainly be something along the lines of OJ Simpson meets Slobo Milosevich.

So who is he? Which is he, Anders, or Andrew? 

We are told that he wired up and popped a car bomb in town hitting a government target, and later was the lone gunman who dressed up as a policeman and opened fire on a crowd of Protestant Young Labour supporters at a summer camp on the island of Utoya in Norway on Saturday. The death toll from both attacks stands at 90 plus.

It’s very important for people to consider that this shooting was no random attack. The students victims on the island were chosen for political affiliation- even the wounded were snuffed out in cold blood by the gunman, which makes this a cold and targeted, mass political assassination.

Horrific is an understatement.

So did we witness yet another ‘lone gunman’ incident, or rather, spectacularly staged ’Psychological Operation’, or Psy-op in Norway? Well, it all depends on what you are willing to buy into.

WHAT WE LOVE MOST: Psy-ops offer the public a chance to experience Hollywood-style violence, and feel cinematic-like induced emotional states (COMMONS IMAGE: Gonzo Town)

PSY-OPS: A WESTERN LOVE AFFAIR

But we do love our 21st century psy-ops in America and in Europe. They supply us with the sort of collective nightmares that only an institution as bloated, corrupt, insidious and morally and fiscally bankrupt as our governments can supply. As recent history goes, they supply the nightmare, and in turn, we somehow end up demanding more security, less privacy and endless state surveillance.

Authorities conveniently unearthed a typically mad, but thorough 1,500 page, all singing and dancing right-wing Zionist bible manifesto (here is link to the whole thing) credited to the alleged gunman. One thing is now for certain- Anders Breivik AKA Andrew Berwick, is the new pin-up euro boy for the New World Order’s Global Domestic Terrorist 2012 Calendar.

MAN FOR ALL SEASONS: Andrew Berwick has both the MSM and the Indy media doing cartwheels at the moment.

The results of a successful Psy-op are always apparent after the event, and we will go into detail about what these are later in this article. You can be sure that already across TV, radio and mainstream print, the conversation is being shaped and mostly dominated by a fear-based platform whereby pundit after pundit are reinforcing the mantra that “He could have been anybody”, and that by hook or crook, ”We need much better surveillance and domestic security in order to prevent such a terrible tragedy from happening again.”

Our marching orders are more or less clear: There’s your talking points people, now get out there, in every office, cafe, school- get out there and parrot them.

BREIVIK:  ZIONIST-ANTIMARXIST-RACIST?

He’s also an admitted Right-wing Zionist which puts Israel in the frame, and apparently hates multiculturalism. All this is sure to stir both confusion and hours of directionless debate from the media experts. 21st Century Wire’s  Andrew McKillop adds here:

“Written under the name of Andrew Berwick (this is where the story gets extremely bizarre) – which lays out a buffet of extreme Islamophobia, far-right Zionism, as well as attacks on Marxism and multiculturalism, for good measure…

“He has since been charged with “terrorism” by the Norwegian authorities. No talk yet of actual murder charges. Amazingly, this rogue paramilitary domestic terrorist has not topped himself and will have a chance to take the world stage, no doubt invigorating a lively new debate on topics like free market economics, the need for more state surveillance, security measures, multiculturalism and applied Marxism in the 21st century.”

That pretty much covers it then. We are now all potential domestic terrorists, and should be regarded with some degree of suspicion by our government and state authorities- for our own safety, naturally.

THE LONE GUNMAN NARRATIVE

The back story to this crime is slowly coming out, but mind you, it is merely the official narrative. Intelligent media consumers will still need to keep their brains active in order to read between the lines and identify discrepancies and outlandish assumptions present in the consensus reality or Wikipedia version of events. This black op in Norway looks likely to have been executed by not one, but a minimum team of two to three persons. Readers with a certain military experience might point out here how complicated it would be to execute such an entire operation single-handedly.

Regardless, thus far, the consensus reality version of events in Norway revolves around the classic ‘Lone Gunman’ template. There have been multiple reports by victims and witnesses of other shooters on the scene, but so far none have been absorbed as a solid part of the official narrative. Authorities have only confirmed that “active cells are still at large”, and this point alone will naturally dovetail with experts calls for tighter control on security and surveillance throughout society.

In effect, Goldstein is still at large and may be in your area, so keep all doors and windows locked. Report any suspicious activity to Big Brother. You get the picture.

What we think we know: For several months Breivik managed to purchase several tons of ANFO (ammonium nitrate/fuel oil), planted a 200 pound car bomb outside the Energy Ministry in Oslo. Soon after, he turns up on an island of young political elite on their summer retreat, where he managed to gun down single-handedly, some 100 teens. By some miracle, the Norwegian SWAT team invisibly landed on the island, snuck up behind gunman Breivik, and arrested him without any fire being exchanged between him and the authorities. Now that’s a guy any clandestine alphabet soup outfit would hire instantly on the spot. Clean operation. Certainly, this goes down in history as one of the cleanest, slickest, by-the-book black ops that ever went down.

To believe that he managed to do this on his own and not as a two or three man crew seems to be a real stretch when one considers the logistics and detail present in this terror operation. But the public can be made to believe it was a lone gunman event if the official story dictates as much. If you buy into the outlandish official explanations like both the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks and don’t take into account the public’s ability to swallow and digest them on the first spoonful, then the Norway should appear to be just another lone gunman job.

The most fascinating anomaly here is that he was actually arrested, and did not top himself or go down shooting. This may have been an error on Breivik’s part, or it was planned as part of a theatrical performance that will unfold during the months leading up to his trial in court. Note that every other mass shooting spree in the history of the world has ended with the gunman killing himself or being shot dead by police. In nearly every instance.

There are a number of past staged terror events we can revisit in order to define and understand exactly what we are looking at here in Norway. A few recent events include…

MUMBAI. The Mumbai ‘terrorist attack’ bore all the hallmarks of a classic False Flag Operation. Eventually, it came out that Mumbai terror suspect David Headley was ‘rogue US secret agent’. US citizen Headley, who was arrested in connection with 2009′s Mumbai terrorist attacks, is likely to have been a double agent for the CIA. There goes the Muslim extremist angle we were forced to swallow by the media in its early stage.

Mumbai was a false flag, with terror operative David Headley outed as a US secret agent.

HOMELAND SECURITY. Just as former Homeland Security chief  Tom Ridge admitted that DHS would issue fake terror alerts shortly before elections in a bid to influence the outcome during the Bush era, the Obama administration also admitted to mimicking the very same tactic later on. In 2009 and 2010 we witnessed an explosion in terror alerts, with many revolving around an alleged plot to launch Mumbai-style massacres within the US, as well as in European cities during those years. So the majority of US DHS terror alerts have been staged, for maximum political effect. This, by definition, is a pure Psy-op.

FORT HOOD. It is now documented that the Fort Hood shooter was not only a military operative, but also was under the supervision of a psychological military doctor. The shooter was quickly shot and taken into custody. After the media established its lone gunman story, we discover that this massacre was not carried out by Hasan alone. By definition, this was a false-flag/black-ops covert operation carried out under the supervision of what we call a “handler” — a senior operative of the US Military/Intelligence.

BELSAN. The murky events of the North Ossetian school siege in which hundreds of children were killed raised disturbing questions as to which entities were actually behind the co-ordination of the attack. Many indicators point to this event being a staged psy-op. A number of reports pointed to Belsan being an agency-led black-op. “The men had their conversations not within Russia but with other countries… It’s clear as daylight that those people are coming up as puppeteers and are financing terror,” as was reported to the Russia television company, national Channel Two.” Which agency it was, we can never know, but we can be certain is wasn’t just Chechen freedom fighters who ran this op.

ANTHRAX ATTACKS. This staged op came directly in the wake of 9/11 and was initially promoted by the US government and the US media as the work of Muslim, or Al Qaeda terrorists. We later discover that the weapons grade anthrax which was used in these attacks originated from a classified, very secure, US military bio weapons facility at Fort Detrick, Maryland. The US attempted to frame a series of lone gunman for this attack, eventually settling on a model citizen, and decorated US scientist, Bruce Edwards Ivins, who conveniently, and mysteriously, killed himself whilst in custody before he could defend himself in court.

 Of course, false flag news hounds will want us to point out the Virginia Tech Shooter, Dunblane Massacre, Columbine, DC Sniper, the Unibomber, McDonald’s Rampage in San Ysidro, Reagan’s attempted assassination, The Kennedy assassination and the mother of all shady domestic terror events- the Oklahoma City Bombing, alleged run by lone gunman Timothy McVeigh (he also had a handler too).

Aside from their dodgy official narratives and the obvious military/government backgrounds of most participants, understand that each of these past false flag and staged public black-op/psy-op events make up marker points on our collective emotional calendar, and all of these events are used to their maximum by governments and media pundits in order to create a matrix of fear in society, taking us further down the road of the hyper-security state. Few can argue that this is exactly where we are right now, miles away from the more free societies that we all remember and enjoyed way back when.

NORWAY’S 9/11: WHY NOW?

As a result of the political response and societal knee-jerk reaction, those children who survived in Norway have been left in a society where death by violent crime, rape and assault is unfortunately greater than ever, as is always the case when populations are disarmed, allowing the criminal element to blossom, and where former peace-keeping, civil police are now armed to the teeth in a way that society has never seen before. 

One point which cannot be ignored in all of the commotion and massive peace concerts which have sprung up around Norway, is the convenient timing of this whole attack. 

We’ve already established that was not a random attack, as the students were targeted, making it a clear targeted political assassination. Now consider this…

The Young Protestant Labour Party(the kids who were gunned down at the camp) just days before publically condemned Israel’s apartheid system and have since recognized Palestine as a State… and suddenly there is a bombing and a violent massacre? Critical minds should also take into account the fact that this exact camp was shot-up, after just having held a pro-Palestinian rally the day before. Politically, many in Norway were calling for a complete withdraw of any and all support of Israel. If that doesn’t raise an eyebrow or two…

TERROR BEEFCAKE: Breivik crafted an incredibly professional modeling portfolio. Did he have a handler?

Until now, few in the mainstream sphere have yet to find it strange that Anders had a series of professionally posed, studio quality “publicity” photos taken. There is one of him wearing Masonic regalia, one in a military uniform, a HAZMAT suit and gas mask, a Navy SEAL wetsuit with bayonet rifle, as well as a couple of “glamour” shots that look way too good for posting on Match.com.

Besides the fact that to stage all of these photos and publish what looks like a comprehensive manifesto, it must have cost a small fortune, it is as if he was head-hunted by a talent agency who were preparing to launch his career in media. More than likely however, all these were in preparation for some media psy-op, and if you need any proof, just check out your TV program or newspaper.

Interestingly, Breivik’s Facebook page looked fake by anyone’s account, as do his other online submissions and profiles, many of which were loaded up in the weeks before the terror operation. To the trained eye, blatantly fake online pages like these often give off the smell of a CIA/Mossad operational mock-up. It’s very difficult to argue that the are really authentic, nonetheless, highly paid mainstream media journalists will use them to build up a ‘profile’ of the killer after the fact, presenting their findings as consensus reality- in short, a reality we can all agree on. This should really raise alarm bells to anyone who is pursuing the truth behind the event.

Although we can only speculate at this point, this attack would have certainly been within the capability of rogue elements within Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad. Breivik is allegedly a self-professed Right-wing supporter the Zionist State and is no fan of Arabs. In his own words:

“So let us fight together with Israel, with our Zionist brothers against all anti-Zionists, against all cultural Marxists/multiculturalists.”

We can attempt to triangulate where Breivik is coming from now. In the current context, Israel is currently suffering a massive shift in terms of who its traditional Zionist supporters are in the West, and many mainstream elements are beginning to question more and more its policy of maintaining an apartheid police state to house the region’s indigenous populations of Arabs Muslims, Arab Christians, Bedouins and Druze. 

Let’s speculate then… in the US, groups like the ADL and the SPLC are losing their grip on the media, and in Europe, a knee-jerk defense of all things Israeli is no longer the certainty it once was. If this were the case, then this is not the  Israel of old who at least tried to gain a certain amount of friends in the world, rather, it would be the new Israel, unashamed, having already bled the US dry of military aid dollars and goodwill- a rogue nation who is standing alone, using primal mafia hits against its political detractors in Europe. Many would argue this is a probable, albeit illogical shift for Israel considering the current political climate for its somewhat antiquated, out-of-date right-wing Zionist land-grabbing aspirations.

What is also interesting is the timing of this spectacular event, coming just in time to rescue Rupert Murdoch and PM David Cameron from receiving an endless public lashing in British Press and an angry and disenchanted public. News International’s stock worldwide has been in a near free-fall. Suddenly it’s all silence on the matter and all news space can contain only details of this killing operation and its aftermath. Very convenient for those who were under the cosh only days before.

Operation Breivik may not be exclusively linked to Israel, it could also be targeting European democracies, Norway being one. Lessons from Operation Gladio have taught us that NATO and CIA terror cells have been operational in Europe, the recent tryst over Libya and other projects could very well be influencing recent events. We can note here that investigative journalist Webster G. Tarpley reported in his article “Norway Terror Attacks a False Flag,” that Norway was getting ready to call off its support for missions in Libya, and stop its involvement in that ongoing illegal war there as early as this August.

In addition, elsewhere in Europe we were witnessing the near disintegration of the Eurozone, with the collapse of EU economies Greece, Ireland, Spain and Portugal. Riots are breaking out in the streets and anarchists are now back in fashion. Couple this with NATO’s complete pie-in-the-face over Libya- their illegal war becoming more difficult to manage and justify by the day. The political fallout from both these events is potentially massive, unless you can orchestrate a massive diversion that will last until September.

MAINSTREAM MASONIC TALK

Another anomaly in this latest public killing spree event is the mainstream injection of the normally obscure, cloak (or in this case apron) and dagger Freemason subject. So the story now goes that the biggest individual mass murderer in Europe since WWII – was a Freemason and a Knight de Templar and immensely proud of it. 

His 1,500 odd paged manifesto prominently carries the image of the cross of the Knights Templar. He is apparently said to be a member of John Lodge St. Olaus TD Three pillars of the Norwegian Masonic Order and has the status of the 3rd degree, where the highest order is the 10th degree.

All this makes for a seemingly endless supply of fodder for the millions of internet surfers whose most guilty of pleasures is reading and posting about Freemasonary conspiracies. As Berwick styles himself Justiciar Knight Commander, Knights Templar Europe, Knights Templar Norway, it can only up the ante in what will certainly become a media circus for the ages. Only this time, it’s not confined to alternative media or the internet forums. The Masonic news lines appear to be pre-packaged and are now running through the mainstream media too. It’s juicy Dan Brown stuff. Not the typical psy-op we have seen before.

FINAL THOUGHTS ON PSY-OPS

Any successful psy-op can achieve real results in terms of political and media distraction, and at its best, it can gain previously difficult to obtain political ground. Doing all that can be relatively easy after an event, compared to before it. Like 9/11 showed us, this dreadful occurrence has already demonstrated its way of disabling people’s ability to think critically and ask the necessary questions to determine who was indeed- behind the deed. Who benefits? What synchronicity do we see with other geopolitical and economic event currently in play?

One obvious result of such a massacre is the ramping up in security and a further license for all law enforcement to take a more aggressive approach in the pre-crime apprehension of virtually anyone. Certainly now, the Norwegian police will arrest anybody suspected of carrying a gun or knife, or anyone deemed to be suspicious-looking.

The ripple effects of such an event are rapid. Only two days later, the UK Prime Minister David Cameron announces that Britain is taking “extremely seriously” claims by the man believed responsible for killing more than 70 people in Norway that he had links with far-right groups in England, namely newly touted right-wing demon, and now notorious English Defense League. The mish-mash overlap of European groups looks like a throwback to the days of the dreaded Red Brigades, the P2 Lodge, Gladio and dare I say, Carlos the Jackal – yes, those wild days when disaffected East German students would risk life and limb to fight for the PLFP (People’s Liberation Front of Palestine) in Europe and the Middle East, whilst carrying freelance hit jobs to destabilise OPEC for the pleasure of a country like Iraq, who were actually being encouraged by the CIA to start a war with Iran. Those were the days…

The Norway talking points are already being circulated as we speak. Experts are saying the following: We need more security. Gun ownership is dangerous. Right wing thinkers could be dangerous. Multiculturalism in Europe may have back fired.

This of course will mean a full reclassification of  all political activists and causes. The social re-evaluation may not stop there- it just might include anyone who holds an opinion on virtually anything. We also learned from agent Breivik that now the far-right are being anti-this, and anti-that. This will no doubt be seen by the authorities as an exciting  new developement in the profiling of far-right mass killers. If you are anti-gay you are bad, or don’t like no prayer in schools you are bad etc. This can be extended to include anything, like the lack of support for the supposed war on terror. In this brave new world, it seems wrong to have an opinion that differs from being ultra liberal. Think outside “the box” ? Well, you are bad, very bad.

Because the perp in this case, Anders Breivik, is a white skinned, blonde haired pin-up model, and appearing to be 100% politically motivated by reports in the media, the mob will tend towards an apologist or sympathetic tone- and they clearly are doing this. A side note here: Anders is certain to receive thousands of love letters and marriage proposals from disaffected lonely western women- particularly from females residing in the UK, US and Canada.

But let’s not kid ourselves here: if he had been a Muslim, then the experts and political operators would have already firmly denounced his agenda and be steadfast in defending “western values” (anyone’s guess what those are). We will even defend vice, depravity and slandering other faiths in the face of any terrorist that possesses a markedly Eastern or Islamic bent. Ditto if he was a white, gun-toting militia from Indiana- in the new politically correct glossary, this is equal to a Muslim in the eyes of any mainstream politician or news pundit who thinks they can gain some political kudos for denouncing anyone who demonstrates a right to carry arms or does not worship at the altar of the state.

Either way, they are simply ‘terrorists’, and as Ronald Reagan taught us some 30 years ago, “We don’t negotiate with terrorists”, regardless of what their political agenda might happen to be. But Anders… well, he’s different. He’s not a Muslim.

Hence, Anders Breivik has not been classified as a pure terrorist by the media mob, rather he has already been officially labeled as a “political extremist”. This is an important detail when we consider the talking points that will be rolled out over the next few weeks. These talking points will form the thrust of social conditioning which the public will undergo as a result of the Norway massacre event.

Here is the other point of a psy-op like this one. It’s easy to be Anders Breivik. Very easy, so we are told. It is not hard to buy fertilizer. It is not hard to buy 55 gallon drums. It is not hard to pour fertilizer into those drums and add diesel to them. It is not hard to load them into a van. It is not hard to drive a van. It is not hard to park a van. It is not hard to initiate an M60 fuse igniter. It is not hard to walk to a car you parked nearby yesterday or the day before. It is not hard to drive to an island. It is not hard to slaughter a crowd of unarmed young people on that island. Anyone can apparently do it, and so can you.

That makes you a potential terrorist. Indeed, here in lies the functionality of the psy-op.

All eyes are on you now.

By all accounts, this is a false flag psy-op with some real legs on it, and may run for years. This one should be interesting to say the least.

Author Stone Pinkerton is Editor of Gonzo Town.

FALLING FALSE FLAGS: THE NORWAY MASSACRE

July 24, 2011

By Andrew McKillop
21st Century Wire
July 24, 2011

A gunman allegedly dressed as a policeman opened fire on a crowd of young Labour supporters at a summer camp on the island of Utoya in Norway yesterday. The death toll from both attacks stands at 92 and counting.

Authorities have conveniently unearthed a typically mad 1,500 page manifesto (here is link to the whole thing) credited to the alleged gunman accused of this killing spree, written under the name of Andrew Berwick (this is where the story gets extremely bizarre) – which lays out a buffet of extreme Islamophobia, far-right Zionism, as well as attacks on Marxism and multiculturalism, for good measure.

He has since been charged with “terrorism” by the Norwegian authorities. No talk yet of actual murder charges. Amazingly, this rogue paramilitary domestic terrorist has not topped himself and will have a chance to take the world stage, no doubt invigorating a lively new debate on topics like free market economics, the need for more state surveillance, security measures, multiculturalism and applied Marxism in the 21st century.

COBRA STRIKE: Anders Breivik AKA Andrew Berwick

He has quickly been credited with a car bomb hitting a Norwegian government building before the shooting spree and agricultural supplier Felleskjopet now finally claims he bought six tonnes of fertiliser in the weeks before the attack, material that can be used for ‘home-made’ bombs. As per the m.o. of similar ops we have seen in the past, expect coming reports in the news by victims of  ‘multiple shooters’ and a military or intelligence agency background linked to Anders himself.

NEWS CORP WEIGHS IN

One of Rupert Murdoch’s remaining money-grubbing, gutter filling recyclable fish and chip wrappers, the UK “Sun”, was predictably lightning fast with the scoop today, its headline screaming: “Al Qaeda’s Massacre, Norway’s 9/11”. Oops, sorry about that, chum.

Norway with a GNP-per-capita score not so far from that of Qatar and no unemployment, had brewed its own post-liberal neo-fascist poster child, Anders Breivik- AKA Andrew Berwick, a latter day Knight Templar defending the Holy City of Jerusalem, free market economics and the wars in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and Pakistan… had struck – real hard.

NEWS CORP KNEE JERK PSY-OP: Norway: "It's Al Qaeda..!"

MOVING ON WITH OUR WAR ECONOMY

This raises a timely question, and certainly the kind which our mainstream media will not be discussing ad nauseum for the next week or two: How are we going with the post-liberal or even post-modern and post-historical War Economy these days?

Obama’s most impressive acheivement to date, the 14,297 billion dollar debt ceiling, underlines a simple fact: printing more new money is now so urgent that going to war is far too slow. Besides, ever since the supershow of 9/11 and a public demolition event at a major New York tourist-and-finance venue, designer wars ‘over the horizon’, AKA the Middle East have been on a downturn, despite the collateral civilian dead.

Obama’s new debt ceiling party, called a Stimulus 2.0 bill by some, and unreal by almost anybody else is far larger than the total combined cost of World War 1 and World War 2 to the USA. It is around 5 times bigger than the combined costs of the USA’s post-2001 designer wars estimated at a total cost of around 2,100 to 2,800 billion dollars.

Getting the debt ceiling sealed and delivered could therefore take several more 24-hour chat shows inside the White House and on prime time, but nice editorialists say the event is likely only a 10-day wonder. Like the Norway massacre, this boggles the mind.

Before we get around to US Treasuries selling for pennies on the dollar, things need to move. The problem is “it never happened before”, just like the Greek-PIIGS and Japanese meltdowns.

All we have on display in the fire sale shop window is the Asian Locomotive growth economy to keep us happy. Hailed as saving us all, by CNN Business and Bloomberg experts, and likely by the UK “Sun” this miracle loco is easy to understand because it is a literal carbon copy – a high carbon copy – of the post war economic growth miracle which happened in the Old Rich/New Poor societies until they were hit by the 1970’s oil shocks.

China and India are shovelling coal into their locomotive right now: a combined total of around 2.7 billion tons of coal a year. Their coal burning grows every year. This is guaranteed but when or if it doesnt, the Asian growth miracle terminates, and then mutates in ways we will find out quite soon.

Economists peddling the post war growth economy, with its cute designer wars as a side dish could ask the average iPhone enabled postindustrial consumer living the Internet revolution if they knew their industrial iPhones and PCs were made from coal and run on coal, when they aren’t made from oil and run on electricity made from much more coal and gas – than nuclear power or homeopathic doses of Green Energy, to amuse and fool the crowd ? At times like today, there is only space for the growth mantra: so simple that even brain-dead TV advertising gets it word perfect. It says: Keep The Party Going, and the no surprise is that nobody wants to know.

The war economy, like its downsized civilian counterpart runs on coal and heavy industry. Al Gore and Rajendra Pachauri, Nobel prize winners for alerting consumers in the Old Rich/New Poor societies to the dangers of CO2 could try the question of what would happen to remaining strands of the growth economy, if China and India suddenly gave up coal burning, and replaced the coal with oil and gas “to save the planet”. Gasoline would be rationed in every single Old Rich/New Poor country, not just using high prices but those cute old-fashioned, postwar ration books the Baby Boomers parents used.

CANARY IN THE GOLD MINE

The new and giant middle class populations of China and India, by early 2011 were buying physical gold bullion in volume due to their concern about inflation and the declining value of their respective paper currencies. Gold demand by China was expected to rise about 20 percent to near 700 tons in 2011; Indian private gold buying was estimated at more than 200 tons in the first 3 months of 2011. Combined, this demand is running at far above one-half of likely world total gold production, of around 2500 to 2700 tons for the year.

So why shouldn’t China and India take one-half, or more than that, of world oil output ? Like anybody can tell you, this is physically impossible. Period and full stop. To be sure, this is the hidden basic agenda of the late-stage growth economy. Any postindustrial consumer-voter in the Old Rich/Hyper Debt countries knows why there are oil wars over the horizon. They know they need 10, 15 or 20 barrels of oil a year to be postindustrial, produce nothing, and consume every possible industrial gimmick, from fast food to Facebook. Just doing nothing takes oil.

But fighting heroic wars over the horizon, and War on Terror at home takes so much oil we don’t even want to guess although the manufacturers of land battle tanks or helicopters can tell us how many barrels-per-hour their not-so-postindustrial goodies consume.

Today, even a downsized and losing war over the horizon needs borrowing to buy the oil it burns, but the mix of dreamtime hope and real world debt is toxic. Not being able to win those cute little wars over the horizon is a downer for consumer morale, and like the post-Vietnam sequence for the USA, through 1975-79 we can be certain the former growth society, deprived of its raison d’etre, will shift into Black Swan domains where everything is possible and surprise is sure. Even designer wars can be admitted as unwinnable. That ‘barbarous relic’ of Keynes, gold instead of paper money, is a nice new idea. Buying food and gasoline now needs credit cards and debt: with creative financing this could be levered and structured – like we said, all is possible.

China and India will go on buying and importing oil until the bitter end. Today’s four leading global oil importers, by rank are: USA, China, Japan, India. Like gold, oil prices can and will show “surprising and alarming” strength right up to the meltdown wire. Only recession pushing say 20 percent of the USA’s population to the bread line soup kitchen, like in Spain already, and in other PIIGS economies very soon, will dent the high structural oil demand of the debt-wracked post-wealth post-growth economy.

THE NEOLIBERAL ALTERNATE

Like we know, this does not exist. Even its golden oldie of designer wars over the horizon has run out of collateral dead and the debt needed to pay for it. The new solution is emerging right now, with Norway in the lead. Our downsized neo-colonial wars over the horizon and being repatriated back home, downsized again, and can use low cost tech like fertilizer bombs and cheap plastic wrapped copies of 5.56 mil infantry rifles with a Chinese made scope for trimming.

The very founding Mother and Father of the doctrine, Britain’s Margaret Thatcher and US president Ronnie Reagan spelled it all out a long time ago – your neighbor is your enemy: profit from their downfall. The new war economy will feature iron rations and freeze-dried chow for bunker living, and those cute anti-radiation gas masks we are getting to see and admire every day. When the Knights of the Temple attack those dirty bomb nuclear reactor targets littered around the oil-saving squeaky-clean New Economy, their body count can become as impressive as Anders Breivik wanted – lets say a few million here and there. To be sure, the historical antecedents are cast in stone.

CONCLUSION

Mind you, both Mussolini and Hitler ran a war-time economy inside their corporate fascist states- all too familiar to the structures of leading ‘democratic’ western super states.

Nice people have a “No Alternative” route today: so it’s pedal to the metal !

COPYRIGHT ANDREW MCKILLOP 2011

Former CIA Official: Israel Will Bomb Iran in September

July 17, 2011

MJ Rosenberg
HUFF POST WORLD
July 17, 2011

A longtime CIA officer who spent 21 years in the Middle East is predicting that Israel will bomb Iran this fall, dragging the United States into another major war and endangering U.S. military and civilian personnel (and other interests) throughout the Middle East and beyond.

Robert Baer made his prediction on the provocative KPFK Los Angeles show Background Briefing, hosted by Ian Masters.

Baer has had a storied career, including a stint in Iraq in the 1990s where he organized opposition to Saddam Hussein. (He was recalled after being accused of trying to organize Saddam’s assassination). Upon his retirement, he received a top decoration for meritorious service. Incidentally, George Clooney won an Oscar for playing a character based on Baer in the film Syriana (Baer also wrote the book).

HELL BENT ON WAR? Israel's Netanyahu still talking tough on Iran.

Baer didn’t name sources for his prediction of an Israeli attack, but the few he did cite are all Israeli security figures who have publically warned that Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are hell-bent on war.

Baer is especially impressed by the unprecedented warning about Netanyahu’s plans by former Mossad chief, Meir Dagan. Dagan left the Israeli intelligence agency in September 2010 and two months ago predicted that Israel would attack and that doing so would be “the stupidest thing” he could imagine. According to Haaretz:

When asked about what would happen in the aftermath of an Israeli attack Dagan said that: “It will be followed by a war with Iran. It is the kind of thing where we know how it starts, but not how it will end.”

The Iranians have the capability to fire rockets at Israel for a period of months, and Hizbollah could fire tens of thousands of grad rockets and hundreds of long-range missiles, he said.

According to Ben Caspit of Israeli daily Maariv, Dagan’s blasts at Israel’s political leadership are significant not only because Mossad chiefs, in office or retired, traditionally have kept their lips sealed but also because Dagan is very conservative on security matters.

Caspit writes that Dagan is “one of the most rightwing militant people ever born here. … When this man says that the leadership has no vision and is irresponsible, we should stop sleeping soundly at night.”

Dagan describes the current Israeli government as “dangerous and irresponsible” and views speaking out against Netanyahu as his patriotic duty.

And his abhorrence of Netanyahu is not uncommon in the Israeli security establishment. According to Think Progress, citing the Forward newspaper, 12 of the 18 living ex-chiefs of Israel’s two security agencies (Mossad and Shin Bet), are “either actively opposing Netanyahu’s stances or have spoken out against them.” Of the remaining six, two are current ministers in Netanyahu government, leaving a grand total of four out of 18 who independently support the prime minister.

In short, while Congress dutifully gives Netanyahu 29 standing ovations, the Israelis who know the most about both Netanyahu and Israel’s strategic situation think he is a dangerous disaster.

But according to Baer, we ain’t seen nothing yet.

There is almost “near certainty” that Netanyahu is “planning an attack [on Iran] … and it will probably be in September before the vote on a Palestinian state. And he’s also hoping to draw the United States into the conflict,” Baer explained.

The Israeli air force would attack “Natanz and other nuclear facilities to degrade their capabilities. The Iranians will strike back where they can: Basra, Baghdad,” he said, and even Afghanistan. Then the United States would jump into the fight with attacks on Iranian targets. “Our special forces are already looking at Iranian targets in Iraq and across the border [in Iran] which we would strike. What we’re facing here is an escalation, rather than a planned out-and-out war…it’s a nightmare scenario. We don’t have enough troops in the Middle East to fight a war like that. I think we are looking into the abyss.”

Masters asked Baer why the U.S. military is not mobilizing to stop this war from happening. Baer responded that the military is opposed, and so was the civilian head of the military, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who used his influence to thwart an Israeli attack during the Bush and Obama administrations. But he’s gone now and “there is a warning order inside the Pentagon” to prepare for war.

It should be noted that the Iranian regime is quite capable of triggering a war with the United States on its own through some combination of colossal stupidity and sheer hatred. In fact, Baer says, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard would welcome a war. They are “paranoid.” They are “worried about … what’s happening to their country economically, in terms of the oil embargo and other sanctions.” And they are worried about a population that increasingly despises the regime.

They need an external enemy. Because we are leaving Iraq, it’s Israel. But in order to make this threat believable, they would love an attack on their nuclear facilities, love to go to war in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and Iraq and hit us where they could. Their defense is asymmetrical. We can take out all of their armored units. It’s of little difference to them, same with their surface-to-air missile sites. It would make little difference because they would use terrorism. They would do serious damage to our fleet in the Gulf.

Given all that, is it possible that the United States would allow Israel to attack when the president knows “we would be forced” to join the war on Israel’s side?

Baer’s response: “the President is up for re-election next year” and Israel is “truly out of control.”  

What happens when you see 100 F-16’s approaching Iraq and there is a call to the White House [from Netanyahu] that says “We’re going in, we’re at war with Iran”? What does the President of the United States do? He has little influence over Bibi Netanyahu. …We can’t stop him. And he knows it.

It’s a pretty frightening scenario, made infinitely more so by the fact that top Israelis (who have heard Netanyahu’s thinking from Netanyahu himself) also see the future the same way. Those Israelis deserve a world of credit for sounding the warning bell loud enough that we would hear it and do something about it – although it’s impossible to know if the people who matter are paying attention.

Actually, only one person matters: the president. If Israel bombed Iran tomorrow, Congress would forget all about partisan differences and run, not walk, to the House and Senate floors to endorse the attack and call for unstinting support for Israel. That is what Congress always does, and will always do so long as the lobby (and the donors it directs) are the key players in making our Middle East policies.

And who knows what Obama would do? So far, he has not exactly distinguished himself when it comes to standing up to Netanyahu.

But an Israeli attack on Iran would be different. It would endanger countless Americans (in the region and here at home, too). It would kill off any economic recovery by causing oil prices to skyrocket. It would engulf us in another Middle East war. And it would threaten the existence of the state of Israel.

This is something the President needs to focus on instead of being forced to nickel and dime with the likes of  Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell. How incredible that these two, and their right-wing allies, have our government tied in knots in their incessant effort to elevate themselves by destroying the President of the United States.

When did Congressional leaders decide that the only thing that matters is not national security — but their party’s fortunes and, mostly, their own? It is sickening.