Author: Gordon Duff

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The real actors in war are often seen and too often forgotten. When Ukraine was overrun by NATO in the guise of a revolution, any idiot should have known what was coming. Everyone knew who planned it, who paid for it, who the players were and are but there is also much no one understands.

War in today’s world can be just that, color revolutions, sanctions, false flag terrorism, banned athletes and market manipulation. Using actual bullets is so “yesterday.” Our message is simple, soft-war is war, and always ends up with real dead people, real destruction, real chaos. Today’s soft wars are hot wars and the words that start wars as much as the staged terror attacks parallel the European machinations that led the world to the brink in August 1914, represent the same level of threat and should well be dealt with as such. Ukraine is just such a stage, today’s Sarajevo of 1914, todays “shot that was heard around the world, if the globalists have their way.

Today we see and can predict the calculated affronts against Russia, China, Iran and North Korea, anything can and will be done to unleash a nuclear response. War is wanted, global war, nuclear war, wanted now. The answer isn’t whether but rather when.

Benghazi was a warning

We will name the players now, the same people that planned that new style war on Russia beginning with the NATO takeover of Ukraine, planned Benghazi as well. Today they are running arms into Syria and Iraq from Jordan and Saudi Arabia, they are ISIS in Afghanistan, fighting to protect their drug empire there.

The names begin with the two that have been cleansed from history, the architects of it all, former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Representing Cheney, “on the ground” is European head of the US Department of State, Victoria Nuland, Cheney’s former “advisor” and liaison with Israel’s secret “think tank” power base. The Kagan/Nuland “cartel,” the architects of the “soft war” on Russia will end up killing more people than the Spanish Influenza of 1918 before they are done.

From the American Conservative:

“Nuland comes from what might be called the First Family of Military Interventionists. Her husband, Robert Kagan, is a leading neoconservative who co-founded the Project for the New American Century in 1998 around a demand for “regime change” in Iraq. He is currently a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, an author, and a regular contributor to the op-ed pages of a number of national newspapers.

Robert’s brother, Fred, is with the hawkish American Enterprise Institute, and his sister-in-law, Kimberly, is the head of the Institute for the Study of War, which is largely funded by defense contractors. The Kagans work to encourage military action, both through their positions in government and by influencing the public debate through think-tank reports and op-eds. It is a family enterprise that mirrors the military-industrial complex as a whole, with think tanks coming up with reasons to increase military spending and providing “expert” support for the government officials who actually promote and implement the policies. Defense contractors, meanwhile, benefit from the largesse and kick back some money to the think tanks, which then develop new reasons to spend still more on military procurement.”

While the American Conservative noted all this, their point, to color the Obama administration with the same brush they never really took out to go after the endless list of culprits in the Bush administration, was carelessly tacked on, vague and humorously conspiratorial. Yet there are issues that reek of conspiracy, one more complex, more insidious than the dull analytical tools of hack journalism has in at its disposal.

It’s Israel stupid

What the American Conservative forgets, conveniently, is that we have just described the center of Israeli influence as well and established some framework for things that have, in fact, no reason behind them at all, no sane reason that is.

Yes, Russia is a target, so is Iran, to that we can add Syria, Iraq, the mineral wealth of Afghanistan, but this is a global war where only two players sit across the table at all, Russia and China, with India in play, waiting in the wings, waiting to see which way the wind blows, a waiting game that will eventually bring India to her knees, but that’s another story.

Think tanks, the real soldiers of the soft war

Let’s take this a bit further. Covering up Benghazi, blaming it on Clinton has become a cottage industry to bloggers and conspiracy theorists and for good reason. There were huge mistakes there, evidence that should have led to the center of the disease and even, just perhaps, suggested a cure as well. Let us explain:

We have outlined how Washington is managed, the “think tanks,” with the Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, PNAC, the Brookings Institution, the Institute for the Study of War along with the Jamestown Foundation and the, let us never forget, the Potomac Institute representing those who push for global conflict with Russia and China.

The “Benghazi trail” leads here, first to the Potomac Institute and General Philip Breedlove, former NATO commander and, by our estimation, military architect of the NATO invasion of Ukraine. We believe Breedlove, the bellicose war-monger planned Benghazi as well.

The Mechanics of it

The cabal involved is of extreme interest in that understanding it and those who finance its operations creates a tool that can be used to not only analyze inexplicable events like false flag terror “events” but outmaneuver and eventually stop what we all see is going on. These are key areas to understand:

  • By 2004, the CIA was almost entirely privatized. Currently the real CIA is no longer under control by the US government but takes its orders from think tanks and men like Cheney, Netanyahu, the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson and, most of all, the Kagan family.
  • Similarly, the Bush administration, under Cheney and his seizure of the Joint Special Operations Command, not only privatized most special operations capabilities and retained them after leaving office, but kept control of many Pentagon functions as well, through operatives like Breedlove and dozens of others. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the JCOS, General Martin Dempsey removed literally hundreds of treasonous military commanders during their tenure but were eventually forced out themselves by the Israel lobby.

Benghazi is important, so very important, for these reasons:

  • Benghazi planning began with Evangelist Terry Jones (the Koran burner) and a mysterious film called The Innocence of Islam. It was this film, produced and streamed to coincide with CIA staged riots intended to provide “cover” for the Benghazi attack by Heritage Foundation media outlet “PJ “Pajama” Media. Jones himself spent 12 years working for the CIA in Germany until he was expelled by the Bonn government for “interference in security organization operations.” We take that to mean that Jones was a P2 Gladio “NATO Stay-Behind Terrorism” operative, we are told working closely with the Red Brigades.
  • Our sources on the ground in Tripoli at the time reported teams from the UAE, teams trained by L3 Corporation and Dyncorp, flew in and moved to Benghazi to meet with CIA run local militants, now known as “ISIS in Libya.” This joint command, certainly “green lighted” by Breedlove, killed Ambassador Stephens and his security detail, using advanced planning and signals intercepts, Israeli supplied radio jammers and “in place” heavy weapons including mortars.

The issues about Benghazi are the “why” and what it tells us. We will never know why, not really. It is over simplistic to assume the obvious, that it was simply a right wing plot to embarrass Obama or to take advantage of the Adelson controlled House of Representatives to fuel more “investigations” of GOP political enemies.

America’s Hated congress

Few outside the US are aware of the hatred the American people have toward the right wingers that control the “House” as it is called, racist, anti-labor, anti-environment, easily bribed and always legislating themselves pay raises and protection from prosecution and lawsuits. From a Gallop poll from 2014:

“PRINCETON, NJ — Thirteen percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, essentially unchanged from December but above the all-time low of 9% from November. Congressional approval has rarely been 20% or higher in the last three years.

The latest results are based on a Jan. 5-8 Gallup poll. After showing slight improvement in December following November’s record-low rating, congressional approval has leveled off in January. The current 13% reading is also close to what Gallup measured in January 2013 (14%) and January 2012 (13%).

Job approval of Congress remains well below the historical average of 33%. Gallup has not measured a job approval rating above that mark since early in Barack Obama’s presidency. Gallup first measured congressional job approval in 1974.”

Note that 2014 was an election year and the congress that bordered on near single digit approval was entirely re-elected though, minimally, 85% of Americans hated them. Can anyone explain, I certainly can’t.

The Usual Suspects

What we end up with here is considerable information on “how” and “who” and suspicions about “why” that include the obvious, global control by a New World Order made up of old line banking families that control word currencies, the CIA drug cartels, cabals and secret societies, war profiteers and the oil industry but there is more.

How could, in the case of America, a secret cabal or rather a “not so secret cabal” control the Pentagon, the CIA and so much more? Why don’t the newspapers, the media expose them? Is the media controlled as well? For those who notice such things, the traditional “liberal media” is far from liberal with the new alternative conspiracy bloggers now almost entirely towing the exact same line the Neocon shock jocks, Limbaugh and O’Reilly opened up during the 1980s.

There is only one reason to look at Benghazi and that is what it teaches us. We ask ourselves, what was the context and who were the players? Where have Cheney and Rumsfeld gone, they aren’t in the news anymore? Assuming they crawled under a rock and died, which so many have done, that the boogeyman” had finally gone, is wishful thinking unsupported by evidence. What is supported is a war within American policy circles with a presidency gutted of foreign policy power, of endless partisan investigations, of CIA complicity not only with drug dealing but terrorism on an unprecedented scale, ISIS, al Nusra, Boko Haram, al Shabab, virtual armies across the globe fighting surrogate wars based on imaginary extremist causes.

What has to be taken into account is that it is not only possible but the only possibility that American foreign policy, clearly both irrational and self-destructive much of the time, moves simultaneously toward opposite poles. The sea of contradictory positions we see on an almost daily basis has become so matter of fact that it goes unnoticed.

If it is believed in Moscow that the US is planning to renew the Cold War and this belief may well be quite supportable, how would Moscow respond if, within this new stance there were powerful factions capable of going further, pushing for terrorism, staging incidents, and capable as well of demonstrating a stranglehold on America’s government?

Moreover, given that the Nuland/Kagan faction are and have been the most extreme political adversaries of Obama, Kerry and the Clintons, in every policy sense, why do they sit so close to the reins of power?

With the Nuland/Kagan faction at the center of Israeli power in Washington, long advocates of the “no policy at all, just follow Netanyahu” stance that candidate Trump has embraced so willingly, how are these “outsiders” so much inside when Obama and Kerry certainly are considered “enemies of the state” in Israel and the Clinton’s not far from it?

We return to the tools of analysis, those used and those that fail but are brought out over and over anyway. To this extent, out of frustration, even professional analysts of the “think tanks” have begun following the “flavor of the week” finger pointing and name calling of the bloggers and conspiratorialists.

The truth is out there but nobody want to go “there.” Where “there” is might perhaps require accepting that political reality as taught in universities or discussed at international conferences is little more than harmless theatre and deception. And so it goes.

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of Veterans Today, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”