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21 November, 2015

From Paris to Syria; Libya and the Destabilization of Africa; and US-NATO vs Russia-China

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on “Global Peeks” with Brian Muhammad (Nov. 19, 2015) to discuss a wide range of political and geopolitical issues. They examine the recent terror attacks in Paris, the lingering questions about the mainstream narrative, and the connection to US-NATO foreign policy in Syria and beyond. Eric also provides his analysis of the war on Libya and how that imperialist war was the beginning of a continent-wide destabilization throughout North and West Africa especially, including giving rise to Boko Haram and other terror groups. The conversation also touches on Russia and China, how terrorism has been used by the US as a weapon against them, and what the ultimate goal of this global strategy is. All this and much much more in this wide-ranging interview.

Interesting points:

Libya needs to be understood as the staging ground for a continent-wide destabilization all throughout the North Africa and West Africa region for the purposes of preventing China from consolidating its position and providing Africa with an alternative development model. These countries understand that they are enslaved by debt, enslaved by corporate capital to the West, that their independence is nominal at debt and they see in China a potential alternative development path. That is what the US and its allies have to crush, and terrorism is one of the ways that they are doing that.

If you listen to the corporate propaganda they'll tell you that it is the Islamic State, it is global terrorism, they want to kill us for our freedoms, etc., all that sort of nonsense. The reality is, they need to continue to use terrorism both abroad and potentially also here for the purposes of justifying the foreign policy objectives and justifying the ever growing police state that we have in the US.

This organization [Caucasus Emirate] carried out many terrorist actions inside of Russia and within these regions that they inhabited. This is an example of an organization financed by the Saudis backed by the United States for the purposes of waging what can be called irregular, or even, asymmetrical terror war against Russia.

China has a very real destabilizing conflict emerging in its far western region known as Xinjiang, which is considered by the Muslim Uyghur population there called east Turkestan. These are people of Turkic descent who are Muslims, but who are Chinese, that is to say they are Chinese citizens within the People's Republic of China. You have the presence of US intelligence deeply rooted for many years in that population. [...] The World Uyghur Congress. This is the principal advocacy organization for the Uyghurs who constantly talk about Chinese oppression of the Muslim population, Chinese attacks on the Muslims of Xinjiang, etc. The World Uyghur Congress' the number one funder is the National Endowment for Democracy, that is the State Department of the US government. This is an organization that does not exist without the sponsorship of Washington. [...] Why would Washington send millions upon millions of dollars into a Muslim organization in Western China? The answer is very simple: they need to agitate ethnic based conflicts using terrorism in order to destabilize countries that the empire sees as opponents of their global hegemony, specifically Russia and China.

The whole interview:

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