Russia, China, Leftists, Marxists, Islamists
The Grand Chess Masters: The Bear and the Dragon
By David J. Jonsson
Sunday, November 26, 2006
While the Iraq crisis
continues, the strategy of the Grand Chess Masters—Russia the bear and China
the dragon along with their pawns the Leftists, Marxists and Islamists
continue to develop and put in place their strategy for the ultimate goal of
General John Abizaid,
the top US commander in the Middle East and John McCain argue about toop
strengths. Many Democrats, including Carl Levin, who will become chairman of
the Senate armed services committee in January, argue that the US needs to
pressure the Iraqis by announcing a timetable to start withdrawing troops
within four to six months. The Baker-Hamilton "Iraq Study Group" (ISG) is
deciding whether to talk to Syria and Iran to request assistance in
establishing stability in Iraq. And most are attempting to wage the war on
the basis of Political Correctness and Social Justice. Few are addressing
who are the enemies and what are their goal. In effect the West is still
rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, deciding how may tables to have
and what time the games should start and of course when they should end.
The game has
started, the strategies for "Checkmate" are in place. It is time for the
America and the West to wake up. The "Cold War" has not ended, the nuclear
armed totalitarian regimes have united, and this time they have added the
Isalmists who are willing to die for the cause.
Benjamin Netanyahu on Novemeber 13 drew a direct analogy between Iran and
"It's 1938 and Iran is
Germany. And Iran is racing to arm itself with atomic bombs," Netanyahu told
delegates to the annual United Jewish Communities General Assembly,
repeating the line several times, like a chorus, during his address.
"Believe him and stop him," the opposition leader said of Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. "This is what we must do. Everything else pales before
While Iran is developing
WMD and forming alliances throughout the world including Cuba just 90 miles
off the coast of America, Russia and China are providing arms for the
alliance and equally important finalizing the energy noose around Europe.
The Isalmists along with their Leftist/Marxist alliance partners meanwhile
are quietly assuming key positions in the governments, the media and even
In my prior article of
The Origins of the Next Great War are Visible I commented:
"With every passing year
following the events of 9/11 the rise of Leftist/Marxist-Islamist Alliance
has increased global instability. By the beginning of 2006, nearly all the
combustible ingredients–far bigger in scale than those leading to World Wars
1 and 11 and the Gulf Wars of 1991 or 2003–were in place."
The Grand Chessboard--Eurasia
"Ever since the
continents started interacting politically, some 500 years ago, Eurasia has
been the center of world power"..."For America, the chief geopolitical prize
is Eurasia—and America's global primacy is directly dependent on how long
and how effectively its preponderance on the Eurasian continent is
sustained"...."How America manages Eurasia is critical. Eurasia is the globe's
largest continent and is geopolitically axial. A power that dominates
Eurasia would control two of the world's three most advanced and
economically productive regions. A mere glance at the map also suggests that
control over Eurasia would almost automatically entail Africa's
subordination, rendering the Western Hemisphere and Oceania geopolitically
peripheral to the world's central continent. About 75% of the world's people
live in Eurasia and most of the world's physical wealth as well, both in its
enterprises and underneath its soil. Eurasia accounts for 60% of the world's
GNP and about three-fourths of the world's known energy resources."
"The enemy has the goal of
removing the hegemony of the United States and the West and to
take away our freedoms and liberty to be replaced by a
totalitarian government in a New World Order. The strategy is
not limited to war, WMDs, and terrorism; it extends to economic
warfare, illegal immigration and open borders, media propaganda
and even the control of the government by elected officials."
The U.S. faces potential
conflict in Eurasia, the Mediterranean/Iraq/Iran, and the Horn of Africa and
also in the Pacific with events in North Korea. With the backing of
Venezuela and Cuba by Iran/China/Russia, conflicts could also erupt in the
Eurasia plays a significant
role as an energy supplier. In the article by M Ismail Khan
The trans-Karakoram oil pipeline published by the International Times of
November 7, 2006, he comments: "The Caspian region in Central Asia houses
phenomenal energy reserves. Here, the proven natural gas reserves are
estimated at more than 236 trillion cubic feet, and estimated oil reserves
range up to 243 billion barrels. But since almost all the oil
infrastructures in the region were developed during the Soviet era, they are
designed and directed to the advantage of Moscow, in which Russia maintained
a tight control over oil exports from its former Soviet colonies to the
'Karakoram' is a Turkish
word meaning 'black gravel', probably for the blackish rubble that covers
the glaciers in the range. But the explorers who coined the term might never
have thought that one day black crude oil will gush across beneath the
craggy mountains linking the world's oil depots to the world's most populous
and the fastest growing economies.
China and Pakistan have
agreed in principle to build a trans-Karakoram oil pipeline along the
Karakoram Highway to connect the Middle East with the northwestern China
through Gwadar. The pipeline once in place can set the stage for another
rewarding oil bridge from the landlocked Central Asia to the world market.
On the pattern of the trans-Alaska pipeline, it would be possible to build
an oil grid starting from Turkmenistan or Kazakhstan traveling through
Tajikistan and the uninhabited Wakhan corridor and the peaceful Ashkoman
valley of the Northern Areas to converge with the trans-Karakoram pipeline
at around Gilgit for onward transportation to Gwadar.
No, this is certainly not a
pipedream! In fact, such cross regional oil pipelines already exist, and are
doing decent business in the aforementioned countries. A 960-km-long
pipeline connecting Kazakhstan with China has begun pumping oil in December
2005. The China National Petroleum Corp and KazMunaiGaz Company of
Kazakhstan completed the $700-million project in a record period of just one
year. It holds an initial annual capacity of 10 million tons and full
capacity of 20 million tons.
Currently China's 80 per
cent oil imports passes through the narrow and piracy-prone Malacca straits.
The trans-Karakorum pipeline will allow it to import oil in a more secure
and sustainable mode, isolating the transport of oil from possible
disruption in the event of war. China recognizes the necessity of energy
security—the West still has not.
July 2004, the government of Uzbekistan evicted U.S. personnel from the
Karshi-Khanabad air base, which Washington had used as a staging ground
for combat, reconnaissance, and humanitarian missions in Afghanistan since
late 2001. The government in Tashkent gave no official reason for the
expulsion, but the order was issued soon after the UN airlifted 439 Uzbek
refugees from Kyrgyzstan to Romania -- a move that Washington supported and
Tashkent opposed. (The Uzbek government wanted the refugees to return home,
but the international community did not, fearing that they would be detained
and tortured by Uzbek security personnel.) The showdown was the latest in a
series of confrontations since a much-criticized crackdown on antigovernment
demonstrators in the eastern city of Andijon in May 2004.
These events illustrate the
enduring problem that U.S. defense officials face as they try to promote
democratic values abroad while maintaining U.S. military bases in
Russia Identifies the Nuclear Conflict on the Horizon
On November 8, 2006, MOSCOW, November 8 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian
president said Wednesday the potential for conflict in the world is growing,
while the threat and use of force is being played up in international
"It is important to
effectively forecast the evolution of the military-political situation and
to closely follow current trends in technological and economic competition,"
"He said a growing threat
is posed by what he termed destabilizing weapons - low-yield nuclear
warheads and strategic missiles armed with conventional warheads, adding
that possible sources of WMD proliferation are located in close proximity to
Russia's borders." See also my article:
Nuclear Proliferation--Options In A Perfect Storm.
"He accused a number of
world powers of seeking to undermine international stability, referring
specifically to unlawful unilateral actions that ignore the legitimate
interests of other countries."
"He warned of the danger of
weapons of mass destruction falling into terrorist hands, adding it is
critical to reliably close off channels of support to terrorist
organizations in the North Caucasus."
"Putin urged the Main
Intelligence Directorate to step up its efforts to avert threats to Russian
security, adding that the GRU is a unique and effective instrument for
protecting Russia's national interests."
Time for a reality check—Russia and China
It is time for a
reality check—better late than never. Who is the grand chess master calling
the moves. If one believes the conventional thinking it is the Axis of Evil
or the Islamofascists. But lets recalibrate the thinking. When we look at
the history and current events, certainly we must consider that the Russia
and China are playing a significant role. Are not Russia and China the grand
chess masters with the goal of creating a New World Order. Are we in fact
observing the actions of the Leftist/Marxist – Islamist Alliance seeking
world domination? Did in fact the cold war not end but what we are
witnessing is a change in their tactics. In the recent elections in the
U.S., the seven million strong American Muslim community played a major role
in the mid-term election. The Muslim groups targeted 12 states with a high
concentration of Muslim population: California, Illinois, New York, Texas,
New Jersey, Michigan, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and
Minnesota. The Muslim American Society (MAS), set up voter registration
booths in mosques across the country, has added 30,000 new voters to the
rolls in recent weeks. Reference:
American Muslims gear up for the next week's elections from Al-Jazerah
November 3, 2006. In the article of November 11, 2006 in Investors Business
John Conyers And The Muslim Caucus, "Expect Conyers and
Pelosi to kick open the doors of Congress to Islamists from the Council on
American-Islamic Relations and other militant groups."
"The likely new chairman of
the House Judiciary Committee [John Conyers] says he's just fighting bigotry
in leading a Democrat jihad to deny law enforcement key terror-fighting
tools. But he is in the pocket of Islamists."
In the article of November 14 by Jim Kouri
Rep. John Conyers: 4 Decades of Radicalism he writes: "With
the Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives and the US
Senate, it is now their turn to appoint party members to chairmanship
positions on committees. One of those members is Rep. John Conyers from that
bastion of urban sprawl known as Detroit. Conyers will head the House
Judiciary Committee and be assured he's not interested in protecting
Americans from criminals or terrorists. While the Democrat Party and their
media lapdogs will describe him as a liberal, don't be fooled. Conyers may
seem liberal if you compare him to Cambodia's Pol Pot or China's Mao Tse
Tung." Other quotes from the article follow:
▪ Conyers is the
highest-ranking politico working to free Mumia Abu-Jamal, the
convicted murderer of a Philadelphia police officer. Conyers has been a
National Executive Board member of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), which
was created as a Soviet front and still embraces its Communist heritage.
▪ In a June 1, 1979 New
York Times opinion piece he co-authored with Marcus Raskin, co-founder of
the extreme left-wing think-tank the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS),
Conyers asserted that "government's responsibility is to revitalize the
nation's economy through creative forms of public ownership" - in other
words, through socialism.
▪ In January 2003 he was
the only member of Congress to speak before, and lend his prestige to, an
anti-war rally organized by the Marxist-Leninist, pro-North Korean front
group International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Rep. Rangel also addressed the rally but
not in person - via a letter read by another speaker.) Conyers embraced his
comrades in this group with the same enthusiasm and support he gave during
the Cold War to the Soviet-backed World Peace Council.
▪ The Guerrilla News
Network -- a Marxist Internet group -- says that Conyers is one of the last
few patriots, while MoveOn.Org wholeheartedly supports his appointment as
chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
From the Reuters article:
From Sudan to Egypt to Iraq—countries where many Arabs see U.S. policy
in the region as domineering and imbalanced—that prospect [Democratic
victory] was seen as worthy of celebration.
Illegal Aliens and the
Islamic Influence On The Hispanic Population
In the Report "A
Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border" by the
Majority Staff of House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on
Investigations—Michael T. McCaul Chairman provides significant findings
revealing the role of smuggled illegal aliens into the United States as
▪ U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement investigations have revealed that aliens were smuggled
from the Middle East to staging areas in Central and South America, before
being smuggled illegally into the United States.
▪ Members of Hezbollah have
already entered the United States across the Southwest border.
▪ U.S. military and
intelligence officials believe that Venezuela is emerging as a potential hub
of terrorism in the Western Hemisphere. The Venezuelan government is issuing
identity documents that could subsequently be used to obtain a U.S. visa and
enter the country.
▪ Venezuela is providing
support—including identity documents—that could prove useful to radical
Islamic groups, say some U.S. officials. The Venezuelan government has
issued thousands of cedulas, the equivalent of Social Security cards, to
people from places such as Cuba, Columbia, and Middle Eastern nations that
host foreign terrorist organizations. The U.S. officials believe that the
Venezuelan government is issuing the documents to people who should not be
getting them and that some of these cedulas could be subsequently used to
obtain Venezuelan passports and even American visas, which could allow the
holder to elude immigration checks and enter the United States. (Andy
Webb-Vidal, Terror Groups 'Relocating to U.S.'s Backyard,' THE
FINANCIAL TIMES, March 5, 2003) Recently, several Pakistanis were
apprehended at the U.S.-Mexican border with fraudulent Venezuelan documents.
(Interview by Subcomm. Staff with Federal investigator (Sept. 18, 2006)
▪ "Hugo Chavez, President
of Venezuela, has been clearly talking to Iran about uranium," said a senior
administration official quoted by the Washington Times. Chavez has made
several trips to Iran and voiced solidarity with the country's hard-line
mullahs. He has hosted Iranian officials in Caracas, endorsed Tehran's
nuclear ambitions and expressed support for the insurgency in Iraq. The
Times reports Venezuela is also talking with Hamas about sending
representatives to Venezuela to raise money for the militant group's newly
elected Palestinian government as Chavez seeks to build an anti-U.S. axis
that also includes Fidel Castro's Cuba. "I am on the offensive," Chavez said
on the al Jazeera television network, "because attack is the best form of
defense. We are waging an offensive battle...." (Rowan Scarborough, Chavez
Turns to Iran on Military, Uranium, WASHINGTON TIMES, Apr. 10, 2006.)
▪ Given all that is
happening in Chavez's Venezuela, some American officials regret that
terrorism is seen chiefly as a Middle East problem and that the United
States needs to look looking to protect its southern flank. A U.S.
intelligence official expressed concern that "Counterterrorism issues are
not being aggressively pursued in this hemisphere." Another intelligence
official stated terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay are not being
interrogated about connections to Latin America. The bottom line, when it
comes to terrorism so close to U.S. shores, says the official, "We don't
even know what we don't know." (Linda Robinson, Terror Close to Home,
U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT, Oct. 6, 2003.)
▪ Islamic radical groups
that support Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamiya Al Gamat are all active in Latin
America. These groups generate funds through money laundering, drug
trafficking, and arms deals, making millions of dollars every year via their
multiple illicit activities. These cells reach back to the Middle East and
extend to this hemisphere the sophisticated global support structure of
international terrorism. While threats to our nation from international
terrorism are well known, lesser-known threats spawned by narcoterrorism
reach deeply into this country. (Lt. Gen. James E. Hill, Commander, U.S.
Southern Command, Remarks to the Association of the U.S. Army Annual
Meeting, Wash., D.C., (Oct. 6, 2003)
▪ The number of aliens
other than Mexican ("OTMs") illegally crossing the border has grown at an
alarming rate over the past several years. Based on U.S. Border Patrol
statistics there were 30,147 OTMs apprehended in FY2003, 44,614 in FY2004,
165,178 in FY2005, and 108,025 in FY2006. Most of them were apprehended
along the U.S. Southwest border. (Information provided by U.S. Border Patrol
to Subcomm. Staff. (Oct. 3, 2006).)
▪ The data indicates that
each year hundreds of illegal aliens from countries known to harbor
terrorists or promote terrorism are routinely encountered and apprehended
attempting to enter the U.S. illegally between Ports of Entry. Just
recently, U.S. intelligence officials report that seven Iraqis were found in
Brownsville, Texas in June 2006. In August 2006, an Afghani man was found
swimming across the Rio Grande River in Hidalgo, Texas; (Interview by
Subcomm. Staff with Federal law enforcement personnel, in McAllen, Tex.
(Aug. 21, 2006). as recently as October 2006, seven Chinese were
apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas.( Telephone Interview by
Subcomm. Staff with Federal law enforcement personnel, in Wash. D.C. (Oct.
▪ Items have been found by
law enforcement officials along the banks of the Rio Grande River and inland
that indicate possible ties to a terrorist organization or member of
military units of Mexico. (Border Vulnerabilities and International
Terrorism Part II: Hearing Before the Subcomm. On International Terrorism
and Nonproliferation of the House Comm. On International Relations,
109th Cong. (July 7, 2006) (written Statement of Sigifredo Gonzalez,
Sheriff, Zapata County, Tex.). The Border Patrol found a jacket with patches
from countries where Al Qaeda is known to operate in Jim Hogg County, Texas.
The patches on the jacket show an Arabic military badge with one depicting
an airplane flying over a building and heading towards a tower, and another
showing an image of a lion's head with wings and a parachute emanating from
the animal. The bottom of one patch read, "martyr," "way to eternal life" or
"way to immortality." (ibid)
Muslim American News Briefs, November 8, 2006 on the Al-Jazeerah
website, "On November 12, the Florida office of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) and the Muslim Students at University
of Miami will host a public event focusing on Hispanic Muslims in America."
"Imam Benjamin Perez,
President of CALMA (California Latino Medical Association), Imam Ali
Siddiqui, noted peace and labor Activist and Mario Nunez, Director of CALMA,
will discuss the trend of Hispanics converting to Islam."
"As the number of Hispanic
Muslims grows, it is clear that the American Muslim community is more
diverse than many people might imagine," said CAIR-FL Communications
Director Melissa Matos.
The Importance of the Muslim Brotherhood in Understanding the Roots of al-Qaeda
Brotherhood is "the mother of all these movements," ideologically. The whole
Salafist jihadist and the activation of the views of the world, of the house
of Islam, and the house of war are the ideas that emerged from the writings
and the teachings of the Muslim Brotherhood, especially with the teachings
of not only Hasan al-Banna himself, but also one of his followers--Sayyid
Qutb, who was executed by Nasser because he wanted to overthrow Nasser's
government violently. See my book: Islamic Economics and the Final Jihad Chapter 9.
The Compulsory Nature of Islamic Activism
On September 19,
2004, Chicago Tribune staff reporters Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Sam Roe, and
Laurie Cohen in an article titled: A
rare look at secretive Brotherhood in America, reported on the
Muslim Brotherhood in America. Below are excerpts.
"Over the last forty years,
small groups of devout Muslim men have gathered in homes in U.S. cities to
pray, memorize the Qur'an, and discuss events of the day. But they also
addressed their ultimate goal, one so controversial that it is a key reason
they have operated in secrecy: to create Muslim states overseas, and they
hope, someday in America as well."
"These men are part of an
underground U.S. chapter of the international Muslim Brotherhood, the
world's most influential Islamic fundamentalist group and an organization
with a violent past in the Middle East. But fearing persecution, they rarely
identify themselves as Brotherhood members and have operated largely behind
the scenes, unbeknownst even to many Muslims."
"Still, the U.S.
Brotherhood has had a significant and ongoing impact on Islam in America,
helping establish mosques, Islamic schools, summer youth camps and prominent
Muslim organizations. It is a major factor, Islamic scholars say, in why
many Muslim institutions in the nation have become more conservative in
recent decades. While separation of church and state is a bedrock principle
of American democracy, the international Brotherhood preaches that religion
and politics may not be separated and that governments eventually should be
Islamic. The group also champions martyrdom and jihad, as a means of
self-defense. It has provided the philosophical underpinnings for Muslim
"The Brotherhood slogan
"Allah is our goal; the
Messenger is our model; the Qur'an is our constitution; jihad is our means;
and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our aspiration."
writing in the Daily Standard on 05/25/2005 "Because
the Brotherhood views Islam as all-encompassing and universal, one of
its highest goals is to spread Islamic law. The Chicago Tribune
explains that the controversial "ultimate goal" of the U.S. Brotherhood is
"to create Muslim states overseas and, they hope, someday in America as
well." Brotherhood members did emphasize to the Tribune that they
operate within the laws of the countries where they live:"
"They stress that they do
not believe in overthrowing the U.S. government, but rather that they want
as many people as possible to convert to Islam so that one day--perhaps
generations from now--a majority of Americans will support a society
governed by Islamic law."
brings us to MAS, which was incorporated in Illinois in 1993 and today
the Muslim American Society has 53 chapters nationwide and about 10,000
members. According to the Chicago Tribune, a contentious debate among
Brotherhood members preceded MAS's incorporation, and the Muslim American
Society is now the name under which the U.S. Brotherhood operates."
"While MAS leaders admit
that the Muslim Brotherhood founded their organization, they claim that the
two are now completely distinct. For example, MAS official Shaker Elsayed
told the Chicago Tribune, "Ikhwan [Brotherhood] members founded MAS,
but MAS went way beyond that point of conception." The fact that a MAS
spokesman such as Bray feels comfortable publicly arguing that MAS does not
want to see an Islamic state in America demonstrates the strength of its
public disavowal of the Muslim Brotherhood."
Faith Under Fire I [Daveed
Gartenstein-Ross] stated that, consonant with the Muslim
Brotherhood's agenda, MAS has made clear that it would like to see our
constitutional order replaced with rule according to the Koran and Sunnah.
In response, Bray stated definitively, "I would be very happy if we could
just maintain the constitutional principles that we have in the United
States." He went on to say that, for the past two years, the MAS Freedom
Foundation has been training Muslims about the Constitution and showing them
how to "take full benefit of those beautiful things called the Bill of
Rights." In fact, he accused me of taking words from MAS's websites out of
context, and claimed that MAS's true agenda was "to support...the U.S.
Constitution and to defend the Constitution against enemies both domestic
"Let us examine what MAS
stands for today—with reference only to its own material that is readily
available on the Internet--and determine who was taking MAS's agenda out of
"MAS's outlook is best
reflected in its curriculum. While any Muslim can join MAS by paying $10 a
month in dues, the group has various gradations of membership. MAS's highest
membership class is "active" membership. To attain active member status, a
Muslim must complete five years of community service and education. The
website for MAS Minnesota outlines the objectives of MAS's active member program."
These objectives include:
(1) Continue building the
correct unified comprehension of Islam as outlined in the Message of the
Teachings by Imam Al-Banna. . . .
(9) Make the member fulfill
his duties as outlined in the Message of the Teachings by Imam Al-Banna.
"Although these objectives
appear on MAS Minnesota's website, there is no suggestion that they apply
only to the regional chapter. Instead, MAS Minnesota's website
discusses the MAS curriculum in general terms that suggest that it is
presenting the national organization's curriculum and objectives."
MAS Methodology: Masjid-based
(mosque-based) grassroots education, local leadership training, youth
training, coalition building and networking, and special events towards
positively impacting mainstream America.
MAS Focus: Engagement of
the following American institutions and organizations to build a broad-based
coalition that will enhance the religious, political, and social viability
of the American Muslim Community:
▪ Voter registration and
▪ Local civic groups
▪ Municipal and state
▪ Civil rights and
progressive political groups: NAACP, ACLU, International A.N.S.W.E.R,
▪ "Southern Christian
Leadership Conference" (SCLC)
▪ Organized labor
▪ The media
▪ College campuses
▪ Immigrant groups, Black,
Hispanic, and Asian churches, and other non-Muslim religious institutions
It is significant that the
Leftist/Marxist – Islamist Alliance is also a key organizer for the marches
by Hispanics for amnesty and Open Borders.
ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition, created by the
New York-based International Action Center (IAC), has organized scores of
antiwar rallies in the U.S. since September 2001, often attracting
protestors by the tens of thousands. Its largest and most disturbing event
was the April 20, 2002, "National March for Palestine Against War and
Racism," in Washington, D.C. Attracting approximately 200,000 demonstrators,
the rally served as a vehicle for supporters of violence and anti-Semitic
terror organizations such as Hezbollah, whose flag flew from the speakers´
Mexico Solidarity Network (MSN) is a lobbying organization "dedicated
to profound social change that challenges existing power relationships
and builds alternatives." The main alternative sought by MSN is the creation
of a social structure wherein illegal aliens are granted blanket amnesty and
all the civil rights and liberties that go with citizenship, and wherein
they become full participants in the American political process. MSN shares
its Washington, D.C. office and telephone number with the Nicaragua Network. Moreover, it is a member organization of International ANSWER's steering committee, and occasionally provides
guest speakers for ANSWER rallies."
"The speakers at ANSWER
rallies are generally members of the political far left who oppose not only
America's role in the current war on terror, but also many additional
aspects of the nation's foreign and domestic policies. Such speakers include
prominent members of activist and communist organizations; celebrities and
entertainers; and politicians -- often members of the
Democratic Party's Progressive Caucus. Some -- such as
Sarah Sloan, and
Sara Flounders -- are members of the
Workers World Party. When addressing the crowds, these speakers accuse
the U.S. of a broad spectrum of transgressions, including its alleged
pursuit of colonialism, imperialism and world domination; its current
"occupation" of Afghanistan and Iraq; its purportedly unjustified and
immoral trade embargo against
Fidel Castro's Cuba; its "attacks" on the "civil rights and civil
liberties" of Americans, as embodied in the
Patriot Act; its mistreatment of "political prisoners" like cop-killer Mumia
Abu-Jamal; its allegedly excessive military-related spending coupled
with its "cuts in social programs"; and the discrimination, institutional
racism, and police brutality it supposedly directs against minorities."
"ANSWER's policies and
activities are guided by a steering committee that includes the
International Action Center, the
Korea Truth Commission and the
Partnership for Civil Justice Legal Defense and Education Fund; the
Free Palestine Alliance; the
Middle East Children's Alliance; the
Interreligious Foundation for Community Organizing /Pastors for Peace;
Nicaragua Network; the
Mexico Solidarity Network; the Kensington Welfare Rights Union; and the
Muslim Student Association of the U.S. & Canada, the Haiti Support
Network; Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines; and the
Party for Socialism and Liberation."
It was al Qaeda's number
two man—Aymen-al-Zawahiri—who first advocated a Leftist/Marxist - Islamist
Alliance against Western democracies. In August 2002, he urged al Qaeda
sympathizers to seek alliance with "any movement that opposes America, even
atheists." The strategy of penetrating and joining existing organizations
was put forward in "The
Project," to be discussed below.
The Project and the Protocols of Zion
According to Sylvain
Besson, an investigative journalist for the daily newspaper, Time, in
Geneva, in his book of "La
conquete de L'Occident: Le projet secret des Islamistes" (The
conquest of the occident: The secret project of the Islamists), Swiss
authorities made a worrying discovery at the time of a searching carried out
in the villa of Egyptian banker Youssef Nada in Lugano in November 2001.
Swiss investigators discovered "The Project," an ambitious strategy
intended "to establish the kingdom of God over the whole world."
"The Project" is a
fourteen-page leaflet, dated December 1982, calling for the Muslim
Brotherhood's conquest of the world. It is a detailed roadmap to attain this
objective. The Muslim Brothers must infiltrate existing institutions, rather
than create their own. It calls for a guerilla war against Israel in the
Palestinian territories and support to diverse armed Muslim groups from
Bosnia to the Philippines. Swiss investigators confirm that the Project is
the proof of the Muslim Brotherhood's role in supporting and inspiring the
The Role Of The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Shanghai Cooperation
June 14, 2001 by leaders of the People's Republic of China, Russia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Iran, Pakistan and India
are observes and will become menbers.
Barely acknowledged by the
Western media, military exercises organized by Russia, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan under the Collective Security Treaty Organization,
(CSTO) were launched on the 24th of August 2006. These war games, officially
tagged as part of a counter terrorism program, are in direct response to US
military threats in the region including the planned attacks against Iran.
The Rubezh-2006 exercise,
is took place from August 24-29 near the Kazak port city of Aktau according
Middle East Media Research Institute, DC Special Dispatch Series - No.
1296, Sept 22 2006 Iranian Report on Russian Military Maneuver 'to
Protect Iran From Possible U.S. Attack'.
"The Russian military
recently held its annual RUBEZH maneuver in the Caspian Sea region. The
Iranian website Baztab, affiliated with Expediency Council Secretary and
former Revolutionary Guards commander Mohsen Rezai, presented the maneuver,
based on a report in the Central Asian press, as aiming to prepare the
Russian army to respond to a possible U.S. military assault on Iran."
"The maneuver was
purportedly intended train [the forces] in combating terrorism, but was in
fact a kind of military preparation [intended] to provide an answer to
America's military threats in the region against Iran... Some believe that
the maneuver, which was planned by the Russian military's joint chiefs of
staff, was an exercise in preparedness for frontal confrontation in a
possible American war against Iran in the region of southern Eurasia and in
the Caspian Sea region."
"It will be the first joint
military exercise undertaken by CSTO countries, and will involve 2,500
members drawn from various armed services of member states, with Russia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan the principal participants.
Uzbekistan, which has recently rejoined the CSTO, will send observers, while
the two other pact members, Belarus and Armenia, will not be taking part." (IPWR
News Briefing Central Asia)
Press reports from the
region describe these war games as a response to US military presence and
ambitions in Central Asia:
"The growing militarisation
is connected with mutual mistrust among countries in the region, say
analysts. Iranian media have speculated that the United States is using
Azerbaijan to create a military counterweight to Iran on the Caspian. It is
possible that the exercise conducted by the CSTO – in which Russia is
dominant – represents a response to concerns about United States involvement
in developing Kazakhstan's navy. Observers say Russia is leaning more and
more towards the Iranian view that countries from outside should be banned
from having armed forces in the Caspian Sea."
In the article
Kazakhstan Deepens Security Ties To Moscow by
Roger McDermott on November 6, 2006: "An unusually explicit avowal of
dependence on Russia for Kazakhstan's most sensitive security needs, made in
passing during bilateral talks, indicates once more the complexities
underlying Astana's foreign policy. Prime Minister Daniyal Akhmetov stated
that Kazakhstan intends to work "only with Russian colleagues" in
modernizing integrated systems for management and control of its airspace.
Although his comments appeared rather predictable, taken in the context of
Kazakh officials negotiating with Western companies for several years to
develop and modernize their air defense systems, this signal is an
affirmation of a policy that betrays a clear reliance on Moscow. Akhmetov's
justification for exclusively working with Russia in this key security area
relates to the technologies being developed at Russian research centers and
that can be accessed favorably through specific security agreements between
Russia and Kazakhstan. "The Collective Security Treaty links us with Russia,
[in] a single airspace. Kazakhstan will receive all required equipment that
is being developed in Russia," Akhmetov explained (Itar-Tass, October 26)."
Nothing on this scale has
been seen in the history of the CSTO, and seemed to some participants more
reminiscent of Warsaw Pact military exercises. The most heavily planned
component of the exercise, however, was the joint Russian and Kazakh landing
on two hydrofoils, the Dzheyran and the Kalmar. Russian marines and
Kazakhstan's airmobile subunits on board coast guard ships carried out a
well-orchestrated seizure of these assets (NTV, Mir, October 21). Clearly
intended to convey a message to deter terrorists, demonstrating the
preparedness of these forces to counter such threats, it also contained a
not too subtle sub-plot intended for consumption in the West: Russia can
give sufficient military and security assistance to Kazakhstan.
exercises recently held in Kazakhstan reveal Russian security thinking and
confirm Astana's reliance on Russian military assistance. Rubezh-2006
envisaged large-scale armed groups of terrorists leading an insurgency
within Kazakhstan, declaring a Caliphate, recruiting mercenaries from within
the indigenous military, calling for support from the local populace,
threatening to blow up oil and gas installations, and receiving assistance
from countries beyond the region that wanted to destabilize Central Asia and
threaten Russia." See also my article:
Caliphatism - Establishing the "Islamic Kingdom of God on Earth"
While Russia has signed on
to supplying weapons and security alignment with the CSTO countries, it has
also formed a military cooperation agreement with India. India and Russia
have signed on August 20th, a far-reaching military cooperation agreement.
Although not officially directed against the US, the purpose of this
agreement is understood. The two countries have "agreed to focus on joint
war games in services-to-services interaction, joint development of new
weapons systems and training of Indian military personnel", (Press Trust of
India, 21 August 2006).
Military-technical cooperation between Russia and India is worth $1.5
billion a year. The MiG Corporation is also taking part in an Indian tender
to deliver 126 fighter aircraft valued at $6.5 billion. See also my article:
Nuclear Proliferation — Options In A Perfect Storm
Lionel Beehner, Staff Writer Staff Writer for the Council on Foreign
Affairs on November 1, 2006 wrote in the article
Russia-Iran Arms Trade:
year, Russia surpassed the United States as the developing world's leader in
arms deals, according to a new report by the
Congressional Research Service (CRS). But Russia has increased military
shipments to anti-U.S. states like Iran and Venezuela, not to mention
potential adversaries like China, which concerns U.S. policymakers far more.
Experts say Iran—as well as Syria—may have transferred some of these small
arms to groups like Hezbollah and Hamas. Also, Russia's arms relationship
with Iran, the thinking goes, further complicates efforts to impose punitive
sanctions against Tehran for its alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons."
Beijing plans to build three aircraft carriers by 2016 and is putting
the finishing touches with Rosoboronexport for the supply of 12 more SU-33s,
Ria Novosti reported. The contract can grow to 48 aircrafts that would
increase costs up to 2.5 billion dollars.
This agreement would be the
second largest signed by Moscow in the field of military technical
cooperation only surpassed by the authorized assembly, under license, of
SU-30MKI fighters with India.
The India Nuclear Deal
An article by BBC
News on November 16, 2006,
Senate debates India nuclear deal comments: "There is also
some concern about the transfer of missile technology to Iran by at least
two Indian firms, recently black-listed by the US government." In
addition..."Correspondents say that once the bill is eventually passed, the
initiative would overturn decades of US anti-proliferation policy."
"The Indian Prime Minister,
Manmohan Singh, strongly defended the deal in the Indian parliament in
August. He said India would not accept any move by Washington that would
impede its atomic weapons program, nor would it allow any international
scrutiny of its military facilities. But Mr. Singh also argued that the
deal was in India's interests." Source:
Senate debates India nuclear deal
It is hopped that Congress
remembers that India along with Iran and Pakistan are observers in the
Shanghai Cooperation Organization and that India is a major destination for
outsourcing of sensitive computer software, airline passenger scheduling,
financial data analysis and medical records.
The U.S. Congress is
discussing the endorsement of a Bush administration plan to allow U.S.
civilian nuclear fuel shipments to India. It was unclear when lawmakers
might vote on the proposal that President George W. Bush is promoting as one
of his top foreign policy initiatives. An exception for India would have to
be made by the Nuclear Suppliers Group, an assembly of nations that export
nuclear material. Indian officials also must negotiate a safeguard agreement
with the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The bill would carve out an
exemption in American law to allow U.S. shipments of civilian nuclear fuel
and technology to India. In return, India would allow safeguards and
inspections at its 14 civilian nuclear plants; eight military plants
would be off-limits.
While top Democrats
champion the proposal, some members of the party have pushed for inclusion
of conditions they say are needed to guard against possible nuclear
proliferation. The proposal's congressional supporters have worked to weed
out those conditions, contending they would kill the effort because India
would never accept them.
Congressional action is
necessary because U.S. law bars nuclear trade with countries that have not
submitted to full international inspections. India built its nuclear weapons
program outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which provides civil
nuclear trade in exchange for a pledge from nations not to pursue nuclear
Buying a Military Cooperation Agreement with Cuba
As reported by the Strategy Page September 28, 2006, "Russia and Cuba signed a military
cooperation agreement, which will allow Russian forces to use Cuban bases
for intelligence collection, and other purposes. The Russians paid for it by
providing Cuba with a $350 million line of credit (for the purchase of
Russian goods.) Cuba has not been able to get credit for years because they
have defaulted on so many debts. Currently, Cuba owes Russia over $20
billion for past purchases.
Russia, China, Iran and Venezuela--The Emerging Cabal of Nations Threaten the West
With oil as their
weapon combined with nuclear military might the cabal threatens America and
the future of the West. This is the ultimate Leftist/Marxist-Islamist
In June 2006,
Iran President Ahmadinejad visited China to meet Hu Jintao during the
leader summit of the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The
organization groups China and Russia with the four Central Asian states of
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Iran, India, Mongolia and
Pakistan have observer status, and all their leaders have been invited to
Ahmadinejad quickly made
himself at home. During the summit, Mr. Ahmadinejad seemed to be everywhere.
He delivered a major address broadcast on Chinese state television. He
touted Moscow, Tehran and Beijing's "identical" views on world issues. And
he proposed making "the SCO into a strong and influential economic,
political and trade institution [to] thwart the threat of domineering
powers." One can guess which domineering power he had in mind.
Mr. Ahmadinejad's Shanghai
strategy signals a potentially momentous change in the international system
– a change overshadowed by the war on terrorism. In four key regions of the
globe – East Asia, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Latin
America – a toxic combination of factors has created a new, fluid alliance
of nations that could potentially oppose the United States and other
democracies. All four regions, authoritarian governments have a new weapon,
one potentially more powerful than nukes or suicide bombers: oil. In my
Give Me Energy Security And I Will Give You A Foreign Policy I say:
Leftist/Marxist – Islamist Alliance through joining together a global cabal
of nations for the control of the world's energy infrastructure, finance,
media and transportation assets present a real and current danger to the
West. The cost of defending a policy of Energy Interdependence as a
cornerstone of foreign policy is huge in terms of potential loss of lives
and impact on our economy. The West and particularly America cannot maintain
our economy by assuming that the developing world along with the "recycle"
of oil wealth will continue to provide a market for debt and our energy
resources without extracting the huge price of our security, freedom and
liberty. Spreading democracy requires us to take responsibility for our
financing and energy needs. A program leading to Energy Independence is both
feasible and desirable. The risk of failing to act now presents a serious
risk to a safe and environmentally sustainable place for our children to
In the past five years,
each of these regions have witnessed rising nationalism and
anti-Americanism, the result of greater domestic confidence and clumsy U.S.
Mr. Putin has put into
place his long dreamed of plan to develop oil as a state weapon to gain
global geopolitical control. As director of the Federal Security Service
(successor to the KGB) in St. Petersburg in the '90s, he authored an article
arguing that the state should use natural resources to wield power. Since
then, Mr. Putin has surrounded himself with former colleagues from St.
Petersburg who share his views.
Other autocrats have
followed a similar path. In Venezuela, Hugo Chávez took over the formerly
independent Petróleos de Venezuela. Chávez ally Evo Morales has sent the
army into Bolivian gas fields and nationalized Bolivia's industry. Ecuador's
government has assumed control of U.S. oil company Occidental's holdings.
And, in Iran, Mr. Ahmadinejad has tightened state control over the oil
industry, promising to favor domestic investors.
Today, these state oil
companies sit atop unrivaled fortunes. As The Wall Street Journal
recently reported, "Ninety percent of the world's untapped conventional oil
reserves are in the hands of governments or state-owned national oil
companies (NOCs), far more than was the case several decades ago." Russia
has tightens his grip on the gas supply for Europe with control of the major
supply infrastructure from the East and also from North Africa. Without
Russian gas, Europe will freeze!
A disturbing recent study
by the Government Accountability Office provided a sign of the dangers to
the U.S. economy. The study examined the impact of a potential Venezuelan
oil embargo on exports to the United States. It found that an embargo could
add $11 to the global price of a barrel of oil and shave up to $23 billion
off America's gross domestic product. It also admitted that the U.S.
government has few options to handle a long-term shut-off of Venezuelan oil.
And Venezuela is only the world's eighth-largest exporter of crude – a
minnow in the global gas and oil market compared with Russia or Iran.
The cabal has built
military relationships, too. Russia and China held their largest joint
military exercises last year. Russia has become China's biggest arms
supplier, and Moscow also has made winning back its military influence in
Central Asia a priority. For his part, Mr. Chávez has reportedly offered to
sell Tehran F-16 fighters, while Russia has provided the mullahs with
civilian nuclear technology. In addition, China, Russia and other Central
Asian nations are considering turning the SCO into a full-fledged alliance.
SCO is the "most dangerous organization that Americans have never heard of,"
argues Christopher Brown, a Central Asia expert. Or, as David Wall of
Cambridge's East Asia Institute told The Washington Times, if the
Shanghai group added Iran, "it would essentially be an OPEC with bombs."
In the recent Financial
Times article of November 13,
Nato fears Russian plans for 'gas Opec', "Nato advisers have warned the
military alliance that it needs to guard against any attempt by Russia to
set up an "Opec for gas" that would strengthen Moscow's leverage over
confidential study by Nato economics experts, sent to the ambassadors of its
26 member states last week, warned that Russia may be seeking to build a gas
cartel including Algeria, Qatar, Libya, the countries of Central Asia and
"The study, by
Nato's economics committee, said Russia was seeking to use energy policy to
pursue political ends, particularly in dealings with neighbours such as
Georgia and Ukraine."
night, Dmitry Peskov, deputy Kremlin spokesman, insisted there was "no
substance at all" to the suggestion that Russia was seeking a gas cartel. "I
think the authors of such an idea simply fail to understand our thesis about
energy security," he said."
thesis is interdependence of producers and consumers. Only a madman could
think that Russia would start to blackmail Europe using gas, because we
depend to the same extent on European customers."
there is disagreement (See:
The hurdles for Moscow on path to 'gas cartel') over whether Russia
could create any such cartel, the report highlights the deepening tensions
between Western Europe and Moscow over energy security."
company executives say the biggest threat to gas prices comes from Russia's
own investment shortfalls and possible moves by Moscow to convince other
producers, such as Algeria, to limit investment."
supplies 24 per cent of Europe's natural gas, with Norway selling 13 per
cent and Algeria, a major exporter to Spain and Italy, supplying 10 per
the International Energy Agency warned of "the possibility of major
gas-exporting countries co-ordinating their investment and production plans
in order to avoid surplus capacity and to keep gas prices up."
So, autocratic totalitarian
nations, with China increasingly as their main consumer, now have a potent
weapon to wield against the West for the first time since the fall of the
Soviet Union. Working together, this axis of autocrats can hamstring the
world economy and, by extension, the United States and its democratic
allies. And they have set about doing exactly that.
The America and for
that matter the West must realize who the enemy is. The enemy is what ever
you want to call it—the Leftist/Marxist-Islamist Alliance, the "Axis of
Oil", resource nationalism or the cabal.
Joshua Kurlantzick wrote in Axis of oil, the Dallas Morning News on
October 19, 2006, "In the 1930s and early '40s, the last age of resource
nationalism, Japan had turned its back on previous liberal reforms and moved
toward fascism. Its powerful economy was short on commodities. Insecure
about British and U.S. alliances in Asia, Tokyo justified its invasions of
the Dutch East Indies and other parts of Asia by claiming the West was
preventing it from accessing supposedly free markets for resources. Japan
also inked a loose alliance with Germany – which itself invaded Russia
partly to gain Soviet oil – that ultimately became much more substantial."
"By August 1941, the United
States had declared an oil embargo on Japan, heightening the tension over
resources. In October 1941, Japan's leaders decided on total war if the
embargo was not removed within a month. You know the rest."
The enemy has the goal of
removing the hegemony of the United States and the West and to take away our
freedoms and liberty to be replaced by a totalitarian government in a New
World Order. The strategy is not limited to war, WMDs, and terrorism; it
extends to economic warfare, illegal immigration and open borders, media
propaganda and even the control of the government by elected officials.
Perhaps most importantly,
the administration needs to have a coherent plan for achieving energy
independence. Independence cannot be attained in a reasonable time frame
through alternative fuels such as wind, solar, ethanol and biomass. All
energy forms and conservation must be addressed in an all out program.
Republicans last year
offered oil and other fuel companies some $11 billion in tax breaks – funds
that will encourage them to drill more domestically. These provisions are
now in jeopardy by the newly elected members of Congress. Last year the UK
instituted increased tax on domestic production, the result was a decline in
exploration in the North Sea. The UK is now a net importer of natural gas.
Funding for the
totalitarian regimes bent on the destruction of America, Israel and the West
comes from the control of oil and the sale of products and services
purchased by the U.S. and other Western countries in the name of near term
increased profits and low cost. Remember you are voting at the ballot box
and the dollars and Euro you spend. Vote wisely!