by Arjun Walia
November 05, 2015
"Since I entered politics, I have
chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the
biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and
manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something.
They know that there is a power
somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked,
so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above
their breath when they speak in condemnation of it."
American academic, politician and
the 28th president of the United States
What are politics today, and how do they
relate to what's happening on the planet?
On the surface, it seems to be nothing
more than the ‘political leaders' of one country using their media
outlets to ‘bash' the ‘political leaders' of another country.
A great example right now is the ongoing
situation between the United States and Russia. Here in Canada,
newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently called
Putin, Russia's President since May of 2012, a bully, and the
United States did the same.
Below is what Putin had to say
after Russia was accused of being a bully:
Putin Crushes BBC Smartass
Thank you very
much for your question.
About our exercises, maneuvers and the
development of our armed forces. You said that Russia, to a
certain extent, contributed to the tension that we are now
seeing in the world. Russia did contribute but only insofar as
it is more and more firmly protecting its national interests.
are not attacking in the political sense of the word. We are not
attacking anyone. We are only protecting our interests.
Western partners - and especially our US partners - are
displeased with us for doing exactly that, not because we are
allowing security-related activity that provokes tension.
Let me explain.
You are talking about our aircraft, including
strategic aviation operations. Do you know that in the early
1990s, Russia completely stopped strategic aviation flights in
remote surveillance areas as the Soviet Union previously did? We
completely stopped, while flights of US strategic aircraft
carrying nuclear weapons continued. Why? Against whom? Who was
So we didn't make flights for many years and only a couple of
years ago we resumed them. So are we really the ones doing the
So, in fact, we only have two bases outside Russia, and both are
in areas where terrorist activity is high.
One is in Kyrgyzstan,
and was deployed there upon request of the Kyrgyz authorities,
President Akayev, after it was raided by Afghan militants. The
other is in Tajikistan, which also borders on Afghanistan. I
would guess you are interested in peace and stability there too.
Our presence is justified and clearly understandable.
Now, US bases are scattered around the globe,
telling me Russia is behaving aggressively?
Do you have any
common sense at all?
What are US armed forces doing in Europe,
also with tactical nuclear weapons?
What are they doing there?
Listen, Russia has increased its military spending for 2015, if
I am not mistaken, it is around 50 billion in dollar equivalent.
The Pentagon's budget is ten times that amount, $575 billion, I
think, recently approved by the Congress. And you're telling me
we are pursuing an aggressive policy?
Is there any common sense
Are we moving our forces to the borders of the United States or
Who is moving NATO bases and other military
infrastructure towards us? We aren't.
Is anyone listening to us?
Is anyone engaging in some dialogue with us about it? No. No
dialogue at all.
All we hear is,
"that's none of your business.
Every country has the right to choose its way to ensure its own
All right, but we have the right to do so too. Why
ABM system - something I mentioned in my Address to
the Federal Assembly. Who was it that withdrew unilaterally from
the ABM Treaty, one of the cornerstones of the global security
system? Was it Russia? No, it wasn't.
The United States did
this, unilaterally. They are creating threats for us, they are
deploying their strategic missile defence components not just in
Alaska, but in Europe as well - in Romania and Poland, very
close to us.
And you're telling me we are pursuing an aggressive
If the question is whether we want law-based relations, the
answer is yes, but only if our national economic and security
interests are absolutely respected.
We negotiated WTO accession for 19 years or so, and consented to
compromise on many issues, assuming that we are concluding
And then… I will not discuss who's right
and who's wrong (I already said on many occasions that I believe
Russia behaved the right way in the Ukrainian crisis, and the
West was wrong, but let us put this aside for now).
joined the WTO. That organization has rules. And yet, sanctions
were imposed on Russia in violation of the WTO rules, the
international law and the UN Charter - again unilaterally and
Are we in the 'wrong' again?
We want to develop normal relations in the security sphere, in
fighting terrorism. We will work together on nuclear
non-proliferation. We will work together on other threats,
including drugs, organized crime and grave infections, such as
We will do all this jointly, and we will cooperate in the
economic sphere, if our partners want this.
On the other side of the pond, you have
millions of people listening to Russian and Chinese media outlets
saying something completely different.
Apart from mass propaganda that's dished
out to us regarding political issues via the mainstream media, where
are we to turn to get more information on this subject when global
media outlets are basically supporting the interests of their own
On some issues it seems a little
clearer, for example,
That being said, are these matters
really in the hands of these politicians, or are they governed by a
hidden hand that's rocking the cradle mixed with corporate
A power has risen up in the government greater
than the people themselves, consisting of many, and various, and
powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by
the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks.
John C. Calhoun
was the 7th Vice President of the
more similar quotes from Presidents
and Prime Ministers.
Is there a hidden hand that is
controlling countries like Canada, the United States and Israel (to
name a few) that is run by an international group of people who are
using their politics to establish
a New World Order?
I believe this hidden hand is and has
been bullying other countries and using deceptive means to
accomplish their goals, and I am obviously not alone in my thoughts.
Recently, a number of politicians and
academics gathered at the International Conference on the New World
Order to discuss matters that are in light with the quote below from
one of the speakers:
"We are dealing with a criminal undertaking at a
global level… and there is an ongoing war, it is led by the
United States, it may be carried out by a number of proxy
countries, which are obeying orders from Washington…
The global war on terrorism is a US undertaking,
which is fake, it's based on fake premises. It tells us that
somehow America and the Western world are going after a
fictitious enemy, the Islamic state, when in fact the Islamic
state is fully supported and financed by the Western military
alliance and America's allies in the Persian Gulf…
They say Muslims are terrorists, but it just so
happens that terrorists are made in America. They're not the
product of Muslim society, and that should be abundantly clear
to everyone on this floor…
The global war on terrorism is a fabrication, a
big lie and a crime against humanity."
Dr. Michel Chossudovsky
Canadian Economist & Ottawa's
Professor of Economics