My end of year review - 2012
By Dark Politricks
Well the crazies who didn't bother to read the Mayan prophecy before declaring 2012 the end of the world were proved wrong.
However 2012 was certainly no reprieve from looming disasters that we seem to lurch drunkenly from like a Glaswegian drunk on Hogmanay. It has been an unmitigated disaster from all corners of perspective and from my own view point it doesn't seem to be getting better any time soon.
So if last year was Time magazines year of the protester what was 2012?
It was firstly the year that the Arab Spring turned into an Islamic winter.
From the dictator swap in Egypt from Mubarak to Mohamed Morsi to the Syrian civil war that see's the western backed Islamic rebels murder and massacre Christians and Muslims alike it seems that "the Western axis of war" hasn't learnt from their mistakes in Libya and are still trying to impose democracy (whatever that is) by the gun and the bomb.
It was not enough that Libya was an unmitigated failure with the country still caught up in under reported rebel gangs, armed with NATO weapons, fighting it out among each other, desecrating World War 2 British graveyards and murdering US ambassadors.
It seems that we have learnt nothing and are still backing the enemy of our enemy, even if that means supporting Islamic extremists linked to terrorists and our supposed mortal enemy al-Qaeda.
Syria is being torn apart by Western and Saudi backed rebel groups as extreme as any dictator we might be justified in other-throwing.
Even though Saddam Hussein, Col Qaddafi, Mubarak and Assad were or in the case of President Assad, still nasty dictators The people of their countries were not worrying daily about car bombs or NATO planes blowing their houses to bits. Christians lived alongide Muslims and Sunnis lived alongside Shiites in peace.
They may have had to keep their mouth shut when it came to politics but in the case of Libya they had high standards of living and life expectancy in comparison to their neighbours plus they were doing well economically even if they were not "free" as they now supposedly are.
How free are the thousands of protesters in Tahrir square who are still hoping that their earlier revolution against the western backed Hosni Mubarak is not lost as they fight on against the new democratically elected "pharaoh" Mohamed Morsi.
The head of the Muslim Brotherhood, a Western intelligence linked group, that took power in an election before granting himself dictatorial like powers that liberal minded Egyptians are outraged about.
There has been no slowing down of the torture, imprisonment without trial and police brutality that occurs almost nightly as Tahrir square once again becomes the focus of change versus the establishment. The only difference is that this is now an Islamic establishment and one that I suspect the West has been wanting to be implanted for years.
Well the long predicted Culture War between Western Judo/Christianity and Islam has been on the cards for a long time. It is in these eyes that we can see that the West is not too bothered about the Middle East becoming an Islamic Caliphate as it will give them the perfect excuse to continue feeding the Military Industrial Complexes pockets before preparing for the next big war with Iran.
From Afghanistan to the United States we have seen tensions between the two religions of "the book". Both offshoots of the first books of the Bible and both linked by history and commonly shared religious beliefs.
As western backed Syrian rebels ransack Christian Churches and Christian ministers burn Korans, the fires that are slowly burning away underneath a groundswell of anti-immigration furor in Europe are gently being stoked until the general population are ready for all out war. The next big war is coming - how bad it will be is up to us.
Apart from the upcoming battles that will thin the herd we have spent the year watching people hand over their privacy as if it was an antiquated concept in return for gadgets, applications and the latest phone or computer tablet.
Google, Amazon, Twitter and the rest of the big Internet companies have already been caught out avoiding paying their fair share of tax by using 1 man offices in tax havens. However the bigger news is their links to the new American Security State Apparatus and how the upcoming generation are being conditioned to accept a world of total surveillance.
We have people selling their private information to these corporations just so that they can watch their own house or car on Google maps or tell the world of Twitter users what they had for breakfast that morning.
In 50 years George Orwell's 1984 nightmare of a state camera in every room of your house will be an old fashioned concept.
We already have surveillance states in the UK and USA where city walls are adorned with CCTV cameras linked to huge city sized databases and the TRAPWIRE system that uses facial recognition technology to link up with other super computers and store, analyse and log every "person of interests" move for the new 1 million strong - super spies that already have top level security clearance in the USA.
Amerika is no longer a fear but a reality.
The NDAA allows the President to lock up Americans for eternity without trial on his say so alone. If he wanted to he could even have you killed as he has already shown with the assassination of American born Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen by a done strike.
You know onne of those deadly accurate drone strikes that treat every male over the age of 8 as enemy combatants (unless proven otherwise) and kill 49 innocent civilians for every "terrorist".
This is only an extension of the emergency act implemented after 9.11 and still exist to this day - something most American's know nothing about and literally give the President the power to do what he wants to defend the country.
Whether that means grope or virtual strip machines at airports, bombing Afghan and Pakistani weddings or just starting wars without the consent of Congress as he did in Libya. He has more powers than previous Presidents and all because of the events of 9.11 and the endless war on terror we are still feeling the effects of 11 years on.
A case can be made that the right wing in America have it totally wrong when they call Obama a communist but in reality he is more of a dictator who has continued the George W Bush's policy of stripping American citizens of their liberties with laws like the PATRIOT ACT and he has taken them a whole mile further down the road to dictatorship with laws like the NDAA.
The only socialism on show at the moment is the one in which banksters take hard earned tax dollars from the public as state handouts to be used to make even more money in the rigged game that is Wall St through front running and high frequency trading.
As Europe teeters on the brink of self-collapse and America countries printing it's way to self destruction the BRIC countries are growing in strength.
China is collecting gold bars at the same rate their slave workers throw themselves off the US corporation balconies that were offshored. Workers working for companies that make their goods overseas, pay hardly any tax and care not a jot for the quality of life that the makers of their products have to endure.
So when you next open your iPhone to send a Tweet about how your Facebook profile has been updated just remember that some poor soul in China has worked 18 hour days for a pittance just so that you can throw your privacy away to companies that are in cahoots with America's new global surveillance society and that your email, contact info and other personal information is just another commodity to be sold and re-sold by these companies.
Just don't scratch your head when your inbox fills up with spam or every web page you seem to visit seems to show adverts targeted especially for you.
What can we hope for 2013 then?
Well the end of the world isn't being booked for this year as the Mayans don't have anything planned so far.
Therefore if the world does end it will be of our own making. We are already being cajoled into believing Iran is on the brink of nuking us all despite any evidence from the IAEA and it is only Israeli pressure on the US congressmen they own and the blackmail they have probably collated on the President that will force any pointless war.
It might be all the assassinations and military base attacks by US/Israeli backed terrorist groups (or freedom fighters in this case) that has changed Iran's mind.
Or it might be the first cyber warfare weapon STUXNET that changed it by almost destroying their nuclear program through multiple zero day exploits only a nation state would have the manpower and knowledge to use.
Or it might just be the fact that Iran wasn't making a bomb in the first place - it is un-Islamic after all.
On the one hand Iran is called a fanatical Islamic state but when it comes to the part of Islam that says nuclear weaponry is against God's will then that seems to get overlooked.
However what cannot be overlooked is the total hypocrisy of an apartheid state like Israel, a country that unlike Iran isn't a member of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Agency but still has 200+ nuclear bombs calling Iran a threat for "maybe" thinking about building one without proof.
This is after all a country that only recently assassinated the Hamas military commander who had brokered a cease fire that stopped Hamas firing rockets into Israel and then sat back as Hamas fell into their trap firing hundreds of firecracker rockets into Israel.
Some of these were long range ones that got lucky almost reaching Tel Aviv, others were not so lucky and almost hit their fellow Palestinians in the West Bank.
However this battle was once again one sided and whilst the world waited for Israel to once again enter Gaza and massacre over a thousand innocent people as they did in Operation Cast Lead they instead blew up children playing football and attacked journalists from the air in a short but powerful onslaught that stopped short before any Israeli troops entered Gaza city.
Therefore if we are to see the next year out without another middle eastern war it is only going to be if someone reigns in the Likud war party and brokers some kind of peace deal in the Middle East.
This bleeding sore on the face of the world has been leaking for too long and the longer it goes on the more chance there is of a catastrophe occurring.
The more Middle Eastern states that turn from their ex Western backed dictators to new Islamic governments the more chance we have of the perfect trigger to start the culture war that ne-cons and ex cold war warriors have been planning for decades.
9.11 did the job of getting America fighting Muslims on Israels terms, and with their dumbed down public they don't even realise that 92% of Afghans have never even heard of this event they are supposed to be fighting America for. Instead it's sold to American's that it's all because they "hate our freedoms" of course!
Nothing to do with the army bases in their holy lands or their biased one sided support for Israel - no it was American freedom they hated.
The sad thing is a mud hut dwelling Afghan probably has more freedom than any American ever had.
They certainly don't have to worry about CCTV or TSA gropers it's only drones blowing up their weddings and soldiers going on killing sprees for fun that they have to deal with on a daily basis.
Add to that pertinent point that America has thrown away most of their freedoms anyway and the people the US are fighting in the Stan are just Taliban/civilians who see the US/UK soldiers as just another group of invaders they have been putting up with for centuries. It seems that they don't actually have much left to do to "win the war" by defeating all that American freedom they hate so much.
Plus seeing that there is hardly any "real" al-Qaeda in Afghanistan anymore.
The rest of them are being funded and backed by the US/UK axis of war in Syria doing their next de-stabilisation job after we already supported them in Libya. It looks like the world is on it's head and needs a dose of reality shoved down it's throat.
That doesn't look like it's going to happen anytime soon.
Therefore if we end 2013 without another war we will have done well indeed and I reckon that is the best we can hope for!
View the original 2012 end of year review by Dark Politricks at the main site www.darkpolitricks.com.