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Why another enemy? The old one is still there.

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Oct 23, 2011 at 15:01

car313 wrote :

> The boom-bust economic model needs a flourishing military-industrial-complex to keep the wheels turning. A total absence of war over the world will completely destroy civilization as we know it. From that perspective, any world leader will soon be forgotten unless he can drum up an enemy- real or imaginary.<

You sound like Shiva , the Hindu god of pitiless war and destruction. But I am prone to agree with your main point. Having the MIC that eats up your budget and demands even more chunks to satisfy its hunger , the world leader can't but think with the brain and feel with the heart of his chief of staff and his cronies in the MIC.

> For the first half of twentieth century it was the communist bogey. Now the world leader has to invent another enemy to keep us sheeple in line. <

Why another? Communism was a success story in the first half of the 20th century and remains so in the 21st century.Only this time its red banner is handed over to another giant nation in terms of history and capacities. China is the leading economy of the world slowly but securely overtaking the "only superpower" on its own sacred ground -economy . It implies only one thing - the inevitable decline and fall of America unless the old enemy is stopped and thrown back into political chaos and economic, cultural and social regress as was the case with the old USSR.

> islam is an eminently suitable substitute. This is not to say that islam is an innocent babe.<

I'd love to learn how you came to the conclusion that Islam is or can be an enemy in the eyes of today's ruling cosmopolitan oligarchy in America? Experience teaches they are great friends. Just look at the Balkans! What Bin Laden and all jihadists couldn't do Clinton did swiftly and graciously - two Moslem states were created by America in Europe! Neither in Afghanistan nor Iraq did the US dared utter a word against Islam as such. Quite the contrary! A soldier who shot into the Quran was sentenced to jail to appease Moslem jackals ! And all major politicians in the US are fawning on this monster and its high priests in Saudi Arabia and at home.

> The world leader cannot lead the sheeple if there is no wolf. Like some wag said about god, if there were no enemy we will have to invent one.<

Agreed. But the world leader has a different wolf in mind from what you think. With $ 14 trillion foreign debt which the US will never be able to pay back unless the Americans agree to lower their living standards to those of Bangladesh or Bolivia and $ 1 trillion owing to People's Republic of China alone the world leader knows he is ruling a country on the brink of bankruptcy . So he has no need to invent a new enemy seeing the old one knocking on his door and showing the bill that if honestly paid will ruin America. To get rid of this importunate creditor and dangerous competitor the world leader needs an ally and he has found him . It is the old bedfellow we remember from the honeymoon known as Operation "Cyclone". Why not revitalize this old love affair and start -say - " Operation Cyclone 2" ...this time against People's Republic of China - a new 'evil empire' that oppresses its 'good' Moslems not allowing them to build a shariah-ruled emirate in China ?

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