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So, 2020 is off to an exciting start. It’s barely the middle of January, and we’ve already made it through World War III, which was slightly less apocalyptic than expected. Forensic teams are still sifting through the ashes, but preliminary reports suggest that the global capitalist empire has emerged from the carnage largely intact.

It started in the Middle East, of course, when Donald Trump (a “Russian-asset”) ordered the murder of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani outside the Baghdad Airport, presumably after clearing it with Putin, which, given Iran and Russia’s relationship, doesn’t really make much sense.

But whatever. According to the U.S. government and the corporate media, Soleimani was a “terrorist,” who had been working with Assad (another “terrorist”) to destroy ISIS (who are also “terrorists”) and elements of Al-Qaeda (who used to be “terrorists”) with the support of the Russians (who are kind of “terrorists”) and doing all sorts of other unspecified but allegedly imminent “terrorist” things.

Apparently, Soleimani had flown to Baghdad on a secret commercial “terrorist” flight and was on his way to some kind of covert “terrorist” diplomatic meeting to respond to a de-escalation proposal from Saudi Arabia (who are definitely not “terrorists”) when the U.S. military preventatively murdered him with a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9B Reaper drone.

Iran (officially a “terrorist” country since January 1979, when they overthrew the brutal Western puppet that the CIA and MI6 had installed as their “Shah” in 1953, after they regime-changed the Iranian prime minister, after he nationalized the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, later to be known as British Petroleum) reacted to the preventative murder of their “terrorist” general like a bunch of “terrorists.”

The Ayatollah Khamenei (you guessed it, a “terrorist”) issued a series of “terrorist” threats against the 50,000 U.S. military personnel more or less completely surrounding his country on bases all across the Middle East. Millions of Iranians (currently “terrorists,” except for members of MeK), who, according to the U.S. officials, hated Soleimani, took to the streets of Tehran and other cities to mourn his death, burn American flags, and chant “death to America” and other “terrorist” slogans.

The empire went to DEFCON 1. The 82nd Airborne was activated. The State Department advised Americans vacationing in Iraq to get the hell out of there. #worldwar3 started trending on Twitter.

Freedom-loving countries throughout the region stood by to be annihilated. Saudi Arabia postponed its previously scheduled weekend edition of public head-chopping. Israel dialed up its non-existent nukes. The Kuwaitis posted armed guards on their incubators. The Qataris, Bahrainians, United Arab Emiratis, and other loyal empire outposts did whatever those folks do when they’re facing nuclear Armageddon.

In the U.S.A., it was mass hysteria. The corporate media starting pumping out stories about Soleimani having “blood on his hands,” and being “the number one terrorist in the world,” and having ruthlessly genocided hundreds of American soldiers, who, back in 2003, had preventatively invaded and destroyed Iraq and were preventatively slaughtering and torturing its people to keep them from attacking America with their non-existent WMDs.

Americans (most of whom had never even heard of Soleimani until their government murdered him, and many of whom can’t find Iran on a map) took to Twitter to call for the immediate nuking of Iran from orbit. Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered a division of heavily-armed anti-“terror” forces to stand around in New York City with their rifles in the classic “sling-ready” position to prevent the Iranians from swimming the Atlantic (along with their communist killer dolphins), crawling up onto East Hampton Beach, taking the LIRR into town, and committing some devastating “terrorist” atrocity that would be commemorated throughout eternity on key rings, T-shirts, and jumbo coffee mugs.

Trump, disciplined Russian agent that he is, held his nerve and maintained his cover, performing his “total moron” act as only a seasoned Russian operative can. While Iran was still mourning, he started publicly jabbering about Soleimani’s dismembered corpse, bombing Iranian cultural sites, and otherwise bombastically taunting Iran like an emotionally-challenged street-corner drunk. His strategy was clearly to convince the Iranians (and the rest of the world) that he is a dangerous imbecile who will murder the officials of any foreign government that Mike Pompeo tells him to, and then incinerate their museums and mosques, and presumably the rest of their “shithole” countries, if they even think about retaliating.

Nevertheless, retaliate the Iranians did. In a sadistic display of cold-hearted “terrorism,” they launched a firestorm of ballistic “terror” missiles at two U.S. military bases in Iraq, killing no one and injuring no one, but damaging the hell out of some empty buildings, a helicopter, and a couple of tents. First, though, in order to maximize the “terror,” they called the Swiss embassy in Tehran and asked them to warn the U.S. military that they would be launching missiles at their bases shortly. As the Moon of Alabama website reported:

“The Swiss embassy in Tehran, which represents the U.S., was warned at least one hour before the attack happened. Around 0:00 UTC the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) which prohibited civil U.S. flights over Iraq, Iran, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.”

In the wake of the Iranians’ devastating counter-strike, and the mass-non-casualties resulting therefrom, anyone with an Internet connection or access to a television descended into their anti-terror bunkers and held their breath in anticipation of the nuclear hell Trump was sure to unleash. I confess, even I tuned into his speech, which was one of the most disturbing public spectacles I have ever witnessed.

Trump burst through the doors of the White House Grand Foyer, dramatically backlit, freshly “tanned,” scowling like a WWF wrestler, and announced that, as long as he is president, “Iran will never be allowed to have nuclear weapons” … as if any of the events of the preceding week had had anything to do with nuclear weapons (which the Iranians don’t need and do not want, except in some neoconservative fantasy wherein Iran intends to commit national suicide by nuking Israel off the face of the Earth).

I didn’t make it through his entire address, which he delivered in a breathless, robotic staccato (possibly because Putin, or Mike Pompeo, was dictating it word-for-word into his earpiece), but it was clear from the start that all-out, toe-to-toe nuclear combat with the Axis of Resistance, or the Axis of Terror, or the Axis of Evil, or the Axis of Whatever, had been averted.

But, seriously, all mass hysteria aside, despite whatever atrocities are still to come, World War III is not going to happen. Why, you ask, is it not going to happen? OK, I’ll tell you, but you’re not going to like it.

World War III is not going to happen because World War III already happened … and the global capitalist empire won. Take a look at these NATO maps (make sure to explore all the various missions). Then take a look at this Smithsonian map of where the U.S. military is “combating terrorism.” And there are plenty of other maps you can google. What you will be looking at is the global capitalist empire. Not the American empire, the global capitalist empire.

If that sounds like a distinction without a difference … well, it kind of is, and it kind of isn’t. What I mean by that is that it isn’t America (i.e., America the nation-state, which most Americans still believe they live in) that is militarily occupying much of the planet, making a mockery of international law, bombing and invading other countries, and assassinating heads of state and military officers with complete impunity. Or, rather, sure, it is America … but America is not America.

America is a simulation. It is the mask the global capitalist empire wears to conceal the fact that there is no America … that there is only the global capitalist empire.

The whole idea of “World War III,” of powerful nation-states conquering other powerful nation-states, is pure nostalgia. “America” does not want to conquer Iran. The empire wants to restructure Iran, and then absorb Iran into the empire. It doesn’t give a rat’s ass about democracy, or whether Iranian women are allowed to wear mini-skirts, or any other “human rights.” If it did, it would be restructuring Saudi Arabia and applying “maximum pressure” to Israel.

Likewise, the notion that “America” has been making a series of unfortunate “strategic mistakes” in the Middle East is a convenient illusion. Granted, its foreign policy makes no sense from the perspective of a nation-state, but it makes perfect sense from the perspective of the empire. While “America” appears to be mindlessly thrashing around like a bull in a china shop, the empire knows exactly what it’s doing, what it has been doing since the end of the Cold War, opening up formerly inaccessible markets, eliminating internal resistance, aggressively restructuring any and all territories that are not playing ball with global capitalism.

I know it’s gratifying to wave the flag, or burn it, depending on your political persuasion, whenever things flare up militarily, but at some point we (i.e., we Americans, Brits, Western Europeans, et al.) are going to need to face the fact that we are living in a global empire, which is actively pursuing its global interests, and not in sovereign nation-states pursuing the interests of nation-states. (The fact that the nation-state is defunct is why we’ve been experiencing a resurgence of “nationalism.” It isn’t a return to the 1930s. It is the death throes of the nation-state, nationalism, and national sovereignty … the supernova of a dying star.)

World War III was an ideological battle, between two aspiring hegemonic systems. It is over. It’s a global capitalist world. As Mr. Jensen put it in the movie Network:

“You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today.”

That system of systems, that multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars, has us all by the short hairs, folks. All of us. And it won’t be satisfied until the world is transformed into one big, valueless, neo-feudal, privatized market … so maybe we should forget about World War III, and start focusing on World War IV.

You know the war I’m talking about, don’t you? It’s the global capitalist empire versus the “terrorists.”#

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. His dystopian novel, Zone 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. Volume I of his Consent Factory Essays is published by Consent Factory Publishing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amalgamated Content, Inc. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org.

 
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  1. MarkU says:

    Not the American empire, the global capitalist empire.

    Good to see that someone understands the plot.

  2. Bill65 says:

    Excellent article as usual from Mr. Hopkins. I agree with what he is saying , there is a global crime syndicate that is untouchable which has not looked back since 1963 and its control is now almost total.

    • Agree: bluedog
  3. Thank you, Mr. Hopkins. I’ll be writing you in on the presidential ballot this November: “Hopkins 2020: Now more than ever!”

    While “America” appears to be mindlessly thrashing around like a bull in a china shop, the empire knows exactly what it’s doing, what it has been doing since the end of the Cold War, opening up formerly inaccessible markets.

    Arguably, they’ve been doing this since at least World War II. There was a remarkable internal document from the early 1930s authored by an East Asian expert in the employ of the US diplomatic corps (whose name, sadly, I can no longer remember) who strongly advised against inciting the Empire of Japan into war. Among the reasons he cited was that the opening to the US of East Asian markets then dominated by Japan was not worth the certain unnecessary American military casualties, catastrophic destruction, and resulting power vacuum that would accomplish nothing but replace Japan with Russia or a communist China as regional hegemon. Boy, was he wrong!

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
    , @Arnieus
  4. Al Monee says:

    All freedoms and rights derive from the ability to hold power accountable, without which they will eventually be deprived.

    Democracy was the mechanism by which to hold power accountable, as sovereignty is seeded in the people and flows from them to those in power.

    Yet without a sovereign structure, such as a nation state, within which to derive and anchor this sovereignty, it ceases to exist together with a people’s ability to hold power accountable.

    Indeed, what we are witnessing in the West, turbo-charged in the last few decades, is “the end of accountability”.

    This dismantling of Democracy’s main function and purpose manifests in gradual mass impoverishment, loss of rights and in unfolding neo-totalitarianism.

    Thus, this is not about Nationalism vs Globalism.

    It’s about Liberty for the many vs Subordination to the few.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  5. Franz says:

    America is a simulation. It is the mask the global capitalist empire wears to conceal the fact that there is no America … that there is only the global capitalist empire.

    Yessir!

    Just like, prior to that, there was no “British Empire,” just another operation of plundering both the world abroad and your own indigenous working class and calling it Great.

    As far as I can see, ever since the rats crawled out of Amsterdam, got into lucre, plumped locations in London and Paris and started calling themselves “Rothschilds” the empire always, everywhere, wins.

    They’re spruicing up Australia, Canada, and even parts of Britain right now for when the USA is no longer dependable. Over the last few years, they’ve even been throwing a new coat of paint on Portugal, one of their old centers of Empire.

    Kudos to Hopkins for knowing the score. The MAGA club needs a serious de-programming so they can at least grasp some of this.

    • Replies: @Tsar Nicholas
    , @Anonymous
  6. Darn, I was looking foward to watching the balloon go up, and all we got were a few sparklers and bottle rockets.

  7. @The Alarmist

    True. We were promised the Armageddon since 1945, and still nothing.

    Maybe commenter Brabantian is right and nuclear weapons are fake, like holocaust, moon landings, 9/11 and climate change? 😉

    • Agree: Johnny Walker Read
    • Thanks: SeekerofthePresence
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @muldoon55
  8. @Nicolás Palacios Navarro

    Arguably, they’ve been doing this since at least World War II.

    You’ll get no argument from me. All wars are economic wars. Old wars were about territory and the resources on/in them. Both World Wars had the added dimension of defeating competing economic systems. Germany was the economic powerhouse that needed to be stopped, first for producing superior products ar lower prices than Britain, then by trading commodity for commodity, making international bankers obsolete. Bogey men are conjured and vilified and the mighty Wurlitzer is cranked up to play the war themes.

  9. Anon[329] • Disclaimer says:

    Great article, thank you, Mr Hudson.

    Just after 911, an article on the following site concluded that, whatever the US and its NATO friends would do, the new global order would win, and that ”What counts is that the “golden billion” of the world’s population alone will prosper; the remaining 4 billion are expendable. Unlike the United States, to say nothing of the Russians or Jews, China has this billion already. All of us are expendable in this wicked colonial system of distribution of resources.”

    From :

    ”’#14
    Novaya Gazeta
    No. 75
    October 2001
    THE THIRD FORCE OF WORLD WAR III ”

    [..]

    “THE AMERICANS DON’T REALIZE IT YET, BUT CHINA HAS WRITTEN ITS OWN SCRIPT FOR SQUEEZING THE UNITED STATES OFF THE WORLD STAGE. CHINA SUPPORTS ACTIONS OF THE WEST AIMED AT MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION OF RUSSIA AND THE MUSLIM WORLD. THE WEST, RUSSIA, ISRAEL, AND THE MUSLIM WORLD MUST WORK TOGETHER.

    THE WESTERN SCRIPT

    Using techniques of manipulating public opinion, the West is trying to establish the illusion of a global forces with the fascist- like ideology of Wahhabi fundamentalism. As far as the West is concerned, Wahhabi and Islam are the same thing. It is because of this that the essential terrorism of Wahhabi ideas is being formulated so simply for public consumption: all Muslims are terrorists by nature.”

    […]

    “THE CHINESE SCRIPT

    A few words about China as a super-power. Population in excess of 1.2 billion, economy larger than that of the United States, a professional army numbering almost 4 million men, gold and hard currency reserves enough to repel any American attack and virtually turn all of Southeast Asia into its own currency zone. An ample volume of dollars is a defense and a financial weapon to be used against the dollar itself. Throw a great deal of dollars into the market all at once, and the dollar will crash. A conflict with Taiwan may follow. It will be a conflict waged with American money, with American weapons, investment, and high technology. Add the nuclear factor here. Suffice it to recall the recent scandal when Chinese intelligence obtained all major nuclear secrets of the United States. Birth rates in China are no longer being kept down; defense spending has been increased. China is buying up armaments and military hardware.”

    […]

    http://www.russialist.org/archives/5497-14.php

    • Replies: @A123
  10. Biff says:

    That system of systems, that multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars, has us all by the short hairs,

    And that is the weak link. The maintenance of propping up the worthless paper dollar will someday be its’ un-doing – the costly hegemonic wars are finite. The dollar currency is a house of cards, or the dam that fails, once alternatives gain traction, and it’s been my prediction that the crypto market is the future. There are some subtle hints out there if you’re paying attention.

    • Replies: @Just passing through
  11. Cowboy says:

    I’m a terrorist pound for sure.
    I was called to HR for informing a cucked male he was an entitled bitch .
    The cucked male is the prototype of the Homocapitalist empire.

  12. Ha. Barely a day ago I mentioned the same Mr. Jensen scene from Network in my reply (#59) to The Saker’s interview with Michael Hudson. Our times do much appear a corporate run planet, a veritable RollerBall or (more funny) The Running Man with Schwarzenegger.

    But it was because I have changed my mind about money power or economic determinism as motive and explanation for all the big events going on these days. True, banks wanting to steal Gaddafi’s gold and prevent his plan for a pan-African gold standard might explain why Libya was hammered back to the Iron Age. But banks and corporate profiteering does not well explain things like the mysterious mandate for mass immigration into USA and Europe, the even weirder gender blurring “revolution”, and the relentless affront on (Christian) religion. And all the wars in the Middle East… The Yinon Plan strikes me as a better explanation for the 2003 Iraq war than just for Big Oil, or even Wall Street at large.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815

    I forget where I read it, but someone somewhere made the comment to the effect that “If Marxists think that all will be well after their World Revolution finally defeats the last capitalist, they are in for a big surprise.” One day the same might be true for many free market economists and their beloved corporation.

    Machiavelli to Montesquieu “Here I have anticipated you. The school to which you belong has proposed principles, the final consequences of which it appears not to have perceived: you believe that they lead to the reign of reason; I will show you that they lead to the reign of force.”
    – From Dialog in Hell, by M. Joly, Fourth Dialog, 1848

  13. @another anon

    Wait … What? 9/11 was fake?!? ! Next you’re going to tell me LHO didn’t kill JFK.

    • LOL: Bjørn Keldur
  14. MarkF says:

    One of the more accurate portrayals of how the system truly functions. Hopkins just doesn’t give dues to how truly sinister it really is, but he’s going in the right direction.

    This “realm” exists for one purpose, to CORRUPT. Every mind, body and soul. If your familiar with the pushed narratives, watch ANY form of media, pay taxes, pay a water bill, ANYTHING… it’s painfully obvious. It wants your attention and energy.

    This “realm” is so honed in its skills of corruption its like its a Reality Generation Machine in itself; creating any “truth” needed to divide the souls here to devour whatever light/life/goodness (whatever you want to call it) is left in them.

  15. @Franz

    And before Amsterdam, the rats lived in Venice.

  16. Superb piece from Hopkins, one of the best in a while. Had me both laughing and crying. Funny as hell, but spot-on in its political analysis.

    • Agree: GMC, Hail
  17. Every empire eventually gets the very war it seeks to avoid – utter defeat – whatever its number, world war III or world war IV.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

  18. Anonymous[286] • Disclaimer says:
    @Franz

    Perhaps Brexit is related to the Jews/elites diversifying their presence outside of the US? They see the US as being of diminishing importance in terms of being the sole centre of global power and now see the world as being far more pluricentric in terms of power centres.

    • Replies: @Old and grumpy
    , @Franz
  19. @Biff

    Unless the big corporations start selling their stuff in cryptos, they will just be novelties.

    • Replies: @Biff
  20. @Tsar Nicholas

    And long before that, they lived in Babylon. They have just changed locations and bred with the local populace so that they look more like their slaves.

  21. A123 says:
    @Anon

    A few words about China as a super-power. Population in excess of 1.2 billion, economy larger than that of the United States, a professional army numbering almost 4 million men, gold and hard currency reserves enough to repel any American attack and virtually turn all of Southeast Asia into its own currency zone.

    Two problems with this theory:

    China is inches away from financial collapse (1)

    China stimulated its economy aggressively in Q1 and Q3 2019, but we have not observed a similar emphasis on infrastructure investments as we saw in 2015/2016. In its record-breaking stimulus program in Q3, for example, China concentrated on providing loose credit to enterprises through both conventional and “shadow” banks.

    What is notable is that even with this record stimulus, China has kept its economy growing barely above the “official rate”. This tells us that the Chinese economy has reached or is very close to reaching the point of debt saturation, where households and corporations simply cannot absorb any more debt, and any new debt-issuance fails to stimulate the economy.

    Tungsten bar fraud is so common in the region, the amount of gold available is far less than the government stated amount. (2) (3)
    .

    .

    In the aftermath of the recent stories about Tungsten-filled 10 ounce gold bars discovered in midtown Manhattan, there have been two broad sentiments expressed by the precious metals community: i) that this is as many have expected, and that of the physical inventory in circulation, much is fake (particularly that held in official hands, either via ETFs or in sovereign repositories

    PEACE 😇
    _______

    (1) https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/end-chinese-miracle

    From 2012:

    (2) https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-09-24/get-your-fake-tungsten-filled-gold-coins-here

    (3) https://www.businessinsider.com/tungsten-filled-gold-bars-found-in-new-york-2012-9

    • Replies: @Alfred
  22. Miro23 says:

    America is a simulation. It is the mask the global capitalist empire wears to conceal the fact that there is no America … that there is only the global capitalist empire.

    And it’s run by a globalist elite beyond laws and frontiers. This is the believable testament of a Dutch banker who was once part of it. He pulled out because the child abuse.

    40 minutes in Dutch with subtitles but worth it.

    • Replies: @TimeTraveller
  23. Biff says:
    @Just passing through

    Unless the big corporations start selling their stuff in cryptos, they will just be novelties.

    Wasn’t the idea of paper money a novelty at one time?

  24. @The Alarmist

    ‘Darn, I was looking foward to watching the balloon go up, and all we got were a few sparklers and bottle rockets.’

    Be patient. Iran holds grudges.

    • Replies: @Gleimhart Mantooso
  25. Wally says:
    @The Alarmist

    Indeed, a real yawner.

    Marxist-One-World-Government Hopkins has a serious case of the Trump Derangement Syndrome.

    Leftists have been saying we’re on the brink of WWIII since Hillary lost. One excuse after the other and still no WWIII.

    What’s it called? Oh yeah, a ‘credibility gap’.

    • Agree: Gleimhart Mantooso
    • Replies: @Amon
  26. How about WW Bernie vs Warren? Turning into Coalition of the Cringes

  27. Alfred says:
    @A123

    It is very easy to detect fake gold bars. The electrical resistivity of tungsten is twice that of gold. Furthermore, its electromagnetic properties are entirely different. Tungsten is slightly magnetic whereas gold not at all.

    There is absolutely no need to cut the gold bar. Combine that with the death penalty for cheating and you have a rather good outcome.

    How to test if a Gold Bar is real

    • Replies: @Biff
  28. Miro23 says:

    Then take a look at this Smithsonian map of where the U.S. military is “combating terrorism.” And there are plenty of other maps you can google. What you will be looking at is the global capitalist empire. Not the American empire, the global capitalist empire.

    A good article and a good map, but there are capitalist regions that don’t appear such as China (and NE Asia in general),and Russia plus most of Eastern Europe.

    It seems to be more of a global map of corrupt Zio-Glob comprador regimes (i.e. clones of the US itself), with the weakness of this global feudal Empire being that it is mostly financialized and extractive.

    Spengler referred to it as the West, but post WW2 it has extended to comprise the Smithsonian world map.

    Spengler’s basic thesis was that cultures are born, blossom, bear fruit, and wither. That final, withering phase he called “civilization.” He associated civilization with satiation, with enervation, with the loss of any connection to the soil, and ultimately with degeneration. He saw all of these in the West.

    But where is the West? Though Spengler didn’t give his West geographical boundaries, he located its birth in the Medieval marriage between a conquering Germanic nobility and the remains of the Western Roman Empire. Spengler’s Western culture blossomed in the springtime of the Italian Renaissance, grew to Baroque maturity, and bore its greatest fruit in the 19th century.

    At the outbreak of World War One it was, he argued, in the early stages of degeneration, the era of civilization, of the dominance of the cosmopolitan city over the conservative countryside. Spengler foresaw the coming of financialization, the death of grand narratives, and the rise of “Caesarism” in Western Europe. And he was right.

    https://salvatorebabones.com/the-decline-and-fall-of-european-civilization/

    Germany is an interesting case. It’s the key to Zio-Glob control of Western Europe but it’s not a natural comprador regime, and it has an uneasy relationship with the US (ref. the resonance of Udo Ulfkotte’s widely read book, Bought Journalists: How Politicians, Intelligence Agencies and High Finance Control Germany’s Mass Media).English version:

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  29. Parfois1 says:

    … they launched a firestorm of ballistic “terror” missiles at two U.S. military bases in Iraq, killing no one and injuring no one…

    Dear me, I was expecting a fuller description of those bases such as:

    “… harmless peace-loving missions housing devoted missionaries to assist the local philanthropic charity named Islamic Society of Innocent Soldiers (aka ISIS) to deliver the natives from the miseries of this world..”

    Anyway, a little bit of comic relief is needed to retain sanity in a mad world.

    Thank you for your “report”.

  30. Parfois1 says:
    @thotmonger

    But banks and corporate profiteering does not well explain things like the mysterious mandate for mass immigration into USA and Europe, the even weirder gender blurring “revolution”, and the relentless affront on (Christian) religion. And all the wars in the Middle East…

    Well, the concept of hybrid systems and wars might explain it. Even a simple military operation involves a psychological element to deceive one side and embolden the other. You might consider, for instance, that the embryonic World Government is now the Usrael entity, one providing the grunt, the other providing the motive and know-how to undermine societies. After all, the wars in MENA are an example of joint operations.

    One of the first barriers to globalization is nationalism and the sovereignty of the nation state and, to demolish that barrier, you need to create non-racial, amoral, amorphous beings, therefore the old allegiances to family, tribe, clan, nation and religious belief-system, the social structures that support the idea of “being” as an existential unit, must be removed.

    As far as I can see, there is only one cosmopolitan ethnic group who has the clout to command “the most powerful military the world has ever seen”, the “land of the free and home of the brave”, the “shining shit on the hill”, the “exceptional and indispensable” to fight its wars and, in the process, create the conditions for world dominance. After all, if they can capture that all-powerful state (maybe easy prey because it is not a nation), why not go the whole hog?

  31. Parfois1 says:
    @Biff

    Wasn’t the idea of paper money a novelty at one time?

    But that novelty could be converted into gold-based coinage. Very much different from our worthless central bank-issued notes.

  32. @Biff

    But if big corporations start selling things in crypto, they will dominate the supply and crypto will become the new dollar. Nothing much will change.

    • Replies: @Biff
  33. Ghali says:

    We live under a global fascist system controlled by the U.S.-Zionist regime. The U.S. regime is far more evil than Nazi Germany was. Today, U.S.-led fascism is the real enemy of humanity. It is a global fascism characterised by a collection of full-blown tyrannies. The difference is that today’s fascism is more disguised and its victims are not white Europeans, but dark skin Arabs and Asians. It is a monstrous regime, second only to the Israeli regime. It is a super fascist regime with total monopoly on and control of the mass media, the Internet (including the so-called “Social Media”) and global propaganda, all forms of violence, global terrorism, criminal militarism, global financial system, imperialist exploitation, oppression, racism, illegal interference in other nations affairs and endless wars of naked aggression.

    • Agree: Hillbob, bluedog
    • Replies: @whattheduck
  34. Biff says:
    @Just passing through

    But if big corporations start selling things in crypto, they will dominate the supply and crypto will become the new dollar. Nothing much will change.

    I half-heartedly believe this as well, yet I still think the money/crypto monopoly could be more dynamic than what we have today with the dollar.

  35. Sean says:

    The current President of the United States’s affirmation of the supreme value that he believes to be himself makes him a very strange person to be the leader of this putative financially based ‘Empire’. His characteristic activity seems not much different to the spirit of Kings right back to the Greek city-states, which tore each other to pieces.

    The whole idea of “World War III,” of powerful nation-states conquering other powerful nation-states, is pure nostalgia.

    China seems to be a nation state and it is powerful.

    World War III was an ideological battle, between two aspiring hegemonic systems. It is over. It’s a global capitalist world.

    Economic strength is the ultimate deterrent to anyone starting a shooting war with you, and the US is going to be overtaken by China. Lets see if all this ‘global capitalist world’ order survives the Chinese part of it looking like it will rule the former top dog American part. Thucydides wrote: “It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in Sparta that made war inevitable”. I am dubious that such considerations are obsolete.The ‘there can never be another major war’ thesis is almost as old as war itself.

  36. Anon[177] • Disclaimer says:
    @MarkU

    But whose empire?

    Imagine if London/International Phoenecians used external access to Iranian weapon systems to instigate a war that killed:

    Hundreds of thousands of Persians
    Tens of thousands of Americans
    Quite possibly thousands of Israelis
    Quite possibly thousands of Jewish diaspora.

    Do Israeli’s really think after World War 2 that international Phoenician finance won’t sacrifice them if it desires?

    You make light of the Iranian theatre. But that was a distinct possibility given the potential of misattributed strikes using Iranian weapon systems to foment wars between nominal nation states.

    Remember, the Iraq wars actually did happen. They weren’t theoretical. They happened, and they were crippling.

    An Iran war would exhaust the last vestiges of American real-economy to the benefit of China, who are now where finance is seeking to situate the world economy, and erect around it the social-credit panopticon surveillance state.

    Then eventually transfer it over time to the old Liberal-Democratic West using cultural-Marxist and national security state rationales.

    That’s what all the China adherents here don’t seem to understand. The China model comes hand-in-hand with an overt social-credit system, that everyone here would fail instantaneously. The Western version of it would probably be much worse given who would be running it and what it would be enforcing.

    This will cement hidden monopolies that will rule the established order for all time. There is no way to meaningfully oppose a social-credit system.

    The radical Cadre that runs the Chinese economy has been receiving huge covert assistance from international finance to the deliberate detriment of the United States for decades.

    [MORE]

    Wall Street shipped America to China. The rhetoric about ‘transition to a service economy’ was a euphemism for the deliberate dismantling of the United States and transfer of all it’s strategic capital to China. And transfer of much else besides.

    That’s the distinction. It has to be.

    You have all these Jewish religious and ethnic distinctions.

    But the Jews are only a partial overlap with the Phonecians/Canaanites who use anti-semitic laws to make it illegal to question their international economic policies, and use Jews as a shield. They use intelligence agencies as a weapon.

    Even as they are willing to sacrifice Jews as it serves their agendas, like in fomenting a war between Iran and the United States and promising Israel that Israel wouldn’t have to fight.

    https://macsphere.mcmaster.ca/bitstream/11375/18673/1/Al-kassimi_Khaled_201512_MA.pdf

    What it looks like is that Carl Schmiddt’s Maximum State of Exception is operative, but with the Westphalian states with a monopoly on violence having that monopoly exercised by external actors, not the states themselves!

    So the author of that paper, Al-kassimi is admirable – he’s about 65% correct. The Westphalian state has a monopoly on violence. The Minimum State of Exception per Al-Kassimi is what we had during the 19th century, when Phoenecians were granted limited forms of Westphalian independence. Like the East India Company, or the London Corporation, or the Dutch Insurance Schemes.

    But what has happened is a natural evolution into a state of Maximum State of Exception. Westphalian States retain a nominal monopoly on violence, but the States themselves are no longer sovereign in terms of their core activities.

    This is the One-Party State.

    Al-kassimi is basically observing the same phenomena you are observing and describing it based on his own limited terms of reference around state monopoly on violence.

    The Canaanites went to Carthage where they worshipped Moloch and the Carthaginian Pantheon. They were known also as the Phoenecians, and the Punics. They were/are absolutely unparalleled experts at trade/finance/espionage. Brilliant, cruel people, who set up finance and trade hubs all over the world with cultural affinity and diplomacy enabling them to operate anywhere.

    Niall Ferguson refers to it very obliquely in a few chapters in ‘The Ascent of Money’. I think the Medicis were Phonecians. The Fughers weren’t, and absent a religion of money they allowed their financial empire to be dissipated. The Conquistadors were Phoenician. John Law who set up the first Central Bank and Mississippi Company in France was probably Phoenician.

    Eventually, some of these Phonecian families established hidden and overt monopolies within the British Empire, various European Empires and the United States. They inter-married into landed gentry and into competing hard-commerce.

    That’s the Empire you’re referring to. This is who runs and presents to us the world.

    Jews are interdependent with Phoenecians. I think that they are the indeed the original people of Israel ethnically, regardless of replacement theology.

    So the Iran war that is being sought is actually not to the benefit of Israel.

    It could lead to Israel’s total destruction, with Phoenicians/Canaanites who have a blood libel against the Romans (the West) and Israel (coming from the other sons of Noah) benefiting to see their two ancient enemies destroy each other.

    I know this sounds absolutely crazy and I’m probably wrong.

    Once you understand the Carthaginian Pantheon because you’re a Christian, you see it absolutely everywhere. Like everywhere.

    For example. Go and get a copy of ‘Fatherland’ by Robert Harris. If you look at the Hutchinson Publishing Logo, it’s very clearly the outline of Moloch with the Bull’s head. Which makes sense given the thematic content and narrative of that book. Look at Dan Bilzerian’s ensign, and where does his name come from?

    We live in a Phonecian world order, as it syncretised with civilizations where trading posts were established.

    I disagree with you on Trump.

    I think, to some degree that is real, Trump really is attempting to restore a Westphalian world order based on increased national sovereignty instead of an instrument of international finance imposing neo-feudalism. Westphalianism instead of Westphalianism as instrument.

    The United States has been being torn apart by everyone for some decades now, and China’s rise has been intended and facilitated.

    When Trump says we weren’t respected, that’s a euphemism for us being torn apart and shredded to pieces by howling, slavering wolves who comprised everyone with whom we interacted. Everyone. Allies and competitors alike.

    Israel may be seeking it’s own form of Westphalian system with itself as the head based on the tradition of the Jewish prophets, and/or may be attempting to either leverage or oppose the risks to itself from the Phoenecians. It’s interdependence. It’s not incorporation, I think.

    Either Israel is an element of the overarchinig plan, or it has divergent aims.

    I think there is a departure between the two because Zionism is not internationalism. Just like Russia in one country is not an International Soviet Revolution.

    It would be preferable to have nationalist Zionist governments rather then governments that serve primarily as agents for Phoenecia. That’s what we had.

    Hardly a ring endorsement, but one view. If those are the only choices.

    The question is how much interdependence or independence from the Phoenicians Israel are seeking.

    It’s still not right and probably quite wrong. But that’s the bones of the Empire I think.

    It ‘is’ about Nationalism versus Globalism. That’s the superordinate category regardless of whatever domain you conceive of this in.

    I don’t think it’s for show. Trump is genuinely trying change something, resist something, against furious and vicious opposition, finding allies where he can.

    Anyway, this is just in thinking about what this ‘Empire’ might be.

    It’s actually in a strange way quite a magnificent edifice. To be a Canaanite/Phoenecian, at the helm, sailing over the world even as you have shaped it for centuries. Aloof.

    It’s also going to be a magnificent struggle.

    We’re all just minnows in a world of Leviathans of power, and I hope we don’t get crushed underfoot.

    • Replies: @sally
  37. Biff says:
    @Alfred

    Your link has some pretty good ideas about testing for gold, but I didn’t see one of the better ways and that is using PTE.

    Drop the gold bar in a small beaker and measure the volume it displaces(save the number)
    Weigh the bar of gold(save the number)

    Table of elements for gold(Au) is Atomic #79 and atomic weight is 196.97

    And the rest of the equation will cost you three bars of gold.

  38. So who is the “Global Empire?” Is it all billionaires from around the world with their apparatchiks in places of high position or is it all western billionaires comprising of White Christians and Ashkenazi Jews? Does it include Chinese or Japanese or Korean super rich? Does it allow Arab and Mongolian (is there a billionaire in the Gobi Desert?) to have say or are they simply servants at the big boys’ powwow? How about Indian and Pakistani ones and do they agree on the menu du jour or they aren’t even invited being heathens and infidels? I wish Hopkins would tell us who are these people or are they robotic Martians in outer space controlling all of us serfs remotely? Pray tell!

    • Replies: @Parfois1
  39. Anonymous[373] • Disclaimer says:

    Americans love war, they think if they’ve gone a decade without a serious invasion/war then they look weak. A lot of the reason Obama was despised is because he was perceived as a non-interventionist and therefore a weakling.

    Trump started his presidency as largely a non-interventionist but appears to have realised that non-interventionism has actually significantly damaged his approval ratings and is part of the reason he’s being impeached, so now he has become a typical thuggish interventionist American president and it’s probably going to win him a second term.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  40. At this very moment, there is a specific group of people who are orchestrating the total destruction of this country and the entire free world.

    This group has infiltrated governments, monopolized financial systems, instigated wars, and is deliberately fostering division and chaos in otherwise stable societies.

    But if you live in the USA, you might actually hold this group in high regard.

    After all, they print the money you use from the Federal Reserve.

    And, how could that be bad?

    That money isn’t free though, it’s loaned to the government, AT INTEREST, and further contributes to inflation.

    The Fed has been operated by Alan Greenspan, Ben Shalom Bernanke, Janet Yellen, and Stanley Fischer…and lately by someone who’s a bit different, Mr Powell.

    Some say he’s simply a certain kind of ‘window dressing.’

    Then we’ve got this never-ending hostility toward Iran, pushed by the likes of war mongers such as Ben Schapiro, Mark Levin, and Howard Kohr, just to name a few.

    It’s pretty obvious we’re fighting wars not for ourselves, but to please some ’special interest group’ that never sends its own to fight.

    But even that’s not enough, since each year, no matter how tough things get in our own country, we always send billions of dollars in aid money to their country abroad.

    And, how about “impeachment theater” led by Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, and Elliot Engel?

    What do they have in common?

    For one, they despise the people’s vote, 60 million of them.

    Others hold free speech in contempt.

    YouTube’s head, Susan Wojicki, along with Jonathan Greenblatt of the ADL and Heidi Beirich of the SPLC—the official flaggers of YouTube and Google—have launched a mass purge of creators, and have shut down discussion comprising alternative views.

    Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook is no different when it comes to restraining the discourse.

    [MORE]

    What about Gun Rights?

    As we all know, throughout history, unarmed populations have been subject to tyranny and extermination.

    Schumer, Feinstein, Blumenthal, and Bloomberg know this too, and are perpetually hard at work to abolish our Second Amendment.

    What about sexual perversion?

    I’m sure you’ve heard of Anthony Weiner, Harvey Weinstein, and even Jeffery Epstein. They’re part of this group too.

    It’s not enough for them to go out and do it, but it must be taught in our schools as well.

    Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers, and Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League are pushing homosexuality and transgenderism in our public schools to children from kindergarten on up.

    Four-year-olds in preschool too.

    With all the ‘racism and supremacy scares’ going on these days, strangely, many are actually keen to call them the ‘Chosen People.’

    So ‘chosen’ are these people that in some European countries it is actually illegal to challenge the established narration of their touted plights from the past.

    In the USA if you want to work for certain state governments you must sign an oath stating you will not boycott the products of their country.

    They only make up 1.8% of the US population, but you find their influence everywhere. Almost half of the US Supreme Court belongs to them.

    And, They run CNN, NBC, ABC, and CBS.

    This group has near unanimous power when dictating the news.

    Turn off their spin and put on a movie you say?

    Surprise! They make the movies you watch too!

    Whether it’s Paramount, Universal, or Disney.

    In this fast-paced world it’s easy to miss the signs.

    But it’s the explanation you’ve been searching for.

    These people push wars, hate our culture, hate our religion, crush free speech, promote perversion to children, work tirelessly to destabilize, polarize, and disarm our nation.

    So insidious are their actions that they’ve actually been kicked out of 109 countries!

    And the mayhem unfolding in this country is not by chance or happenstance.

    There’s a common cord, a shared communal place.

    Is it blood, religion, kinship, or race?

    Ahh, don’t say the Jew word.

    Your reputation, your job, and your life itself, are all at stake

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  41. Free markets and business deals aren’t the problem. The big danger is the ongoing flood of mass 3rd world immigration to the West.

  42. Lope says:

    Very interesting; Attention! I would say that almost every country that “counts” is inside this system, including China; BUT I wouldn’t say that WW III will not be fought: why? if what the article says was true (and largely it is), we wouldn’t see America competing with China for its influence over Euroasian continent, we wouldn’t see the US opposing the Belt and Road Initiative and making a belt of military bases all around China and Russia. So, basically, the 2 biggest competitors, US and China, are INSIDE this system, as outlined in the article, but they will be more and more competing against each other for having the biggest influence over the big pie, that is the Euroasian continent (the biggest market). Am I not right? Somebody leave a comment about this view, please. Thank you.

  43. I know this has been posted many times before, but it as relevant today as when George spoke these words:

  44. @Anonymous

    Well America-haters will be thrilled because between the military spending of a war in Iran and the price of oil rising 6000% the US would simply end up being a third world country. Worse maybe.

  45. I believe that if Trump wins reelection, he will attack Iran for his zionist controllers, and if a demon-rat wins they will attack Iran for their zionist controllers, so either way Iran will be attacked and this will bring in Russia on the side of Iran and the war will go nuclear and this is what the insane zionists want, the zionists want armageddon, and zionists will deliver armageddon after the election.

    The zionists who control the ZUS have their DUMBs ie deep underground military bases throughout the ZUS and Israel and ZEurope and they believe that they can survive a nuclear war with Russia and the 100s of Millions that will be killed, the zionists see as a bonus, for they want to depopulate the earth anyway, so for them it is a win win!

    Anyone who doubts the existence of the DUMBs, just do some research, and google the underground base at the Denver Airport.

  46. @Anonymous

    Or it’s just a convenient tool to viciously divide a population in order to ultimately keep them fighting amongst themselves. Thus keeping subservient to system. Kinda like the election of Trump.

    • Replies: @Just passing through
  47. KenH says:

    “You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today.”

    But strangely he left out that there are no Jews and there is no Israel. So cui bono by this unholy rootless world order? I think we know the answer to that one since they are rootless cosmopolitans in the diaspora but “old men” Israel who see themselves as a unique and “chosen” people.

  48. Agent76 says:

    Jan 13, 2020 A timeline of U.S.-Iran relations The U.S. and Iran have a complicated history dating back decades.

    From the U.S. involvement in the shah’s 1953 coup of Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddegh, to the Iran hostage crisis in 1979, to the U.S. killing of one of Iran’s top generals in January 2020, the U.S. and Iran’s conservative religious and political leaders have often found themselves in stark opposition to one another about their visions for both Iran’s own future and larger interests in the Middle East.

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/a-timeline-of-u-s-iran-relations

    Oct 13, 2019 Iran’s General Soleimani’s message to President Trump

    Quds Force Major General Qasem Soleimani: “You might begin this war, but its end will be in our hands”

  49. I initially did dumbthink until I realize it is about the invisible players. The plane shot down did it for me. It is fascinating, especially since it was headed to an Atlantic Council protectorate, and birthplace most Israeli PMs. Coincidence? Maybe. Odd how many Iranians on board given the heightened tensions. Who knew Iran was such a travel destination for “Canadians”? Maybe it is all about Megexit. Don’t laugh, look at who is in back of Meghan. Second thought, laugh away. Laughter is good, and still free.

  50. ”Israel dialed up its non-existent nukes.”
    C.J. Hopkins, undercover coward and zionist bootlicker, just can’t resist throwing in some propaganda masquerading as satire.
    What a POS.
    He never identifies Israel as THE source of EVIL on this planet or its infiltration, via far-left lunatics AND neocohens, of our institutions.
    Shill. Faux truth teller.

  51. Paul says:

    President Bone Spurs said he would get us out of endless wars, not get us in further.

  52. onebornfree says: • Website

    The Pentagon’s and CIA’s Power to Assassinate Americans

    “Pentagon officials are assuring Americans that the Pentagon’s recent assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani will make Americans safer. There is at least one big problem with that formulation, one that, unfortunately, many Americans still don’t recognize. That problem is this: the power of assassination wielded by the Pentagon and the CIA extends to American citizens.

    Why is that a problem?

    Because there is no way to reconcile a government’s power to assassinate its own citizens with the principles of a free society. A free society necessarily is one in which the government lacks the power to assassinate its own citizens……..”:

    https://www.fff.org/2020/01/14/the-pentagons-and-cias-power-to-assassinate-americans/

    Regards, onebornfree

  53. sally says:
    @Anon

    I think anon you are moving in the right direction.

    It takes real effort to end the suppression every player on the field has been subjected to by the private mobsters. . War whether by WMDs, regime change, assassination or Sanctions. produces the same, millions will die and nothing will alter the possession of power by the few, and the abuse of the masses, by the same few.

    Can we prove the thesis “the nation state system is the structure that allows the private mobsters (private bankers, private corporations, and privateers) to control sufficient authority to rule the world” to be false? .
    Without strength from application of deadly force made possible by propaganda imposed nationalism and rule of law, and without always favorable outcomes made possible by engineered consent, when conflict occurs,, ruling the world is difficult.

    No one has found a way to pin the maker of wrongdoing chaos button, or convicted criminal button on the private mobsters. As the private mobsters dance, and side step or hide their positions between the 206 or so nation states, they avoid being boxed up, and they install their puppets in every place they land. It is the puppets who deliver to the international arenas the voting power that allow the private mobsters to control conflict outcomes; and puppets in-service-to the private mobsters oversee and manage the regional and local political and economic domains. In such a situation, the law becomes progressively more suppressive; it produces a hierarchy of relative power slavery in densities with reference to the hierarchy.
    The world might even be safer without any government at all than to allow itself to be victimized by the private mobster use of the structure of power the nation state system affords. Clearly the mightier the actor in the system, the less the system can or will hold the mighty actor to conform to his own rule of law. So the rule of law suppresses the little guy and enhances the big guy.. If there were no nation state system, there would not be any push button suppression.

    There has to be an answer.. that is not war or decimation of more humanity.

    • Agree: AWM
  54. AWM says:

    45 COMMUNIST GOALS

    2. U.S. should be willing to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

    This already happened people.

    We are the World’s Police Force and the International ATM for the Communists and the Banking Insiders.
    The very reason Russia still has all those ICBMs pointed at us is in case the American people discover that it’s all a sham and that the Uniparty has been working against us for over a century.

    Please try to keep up!

  55. Israel has had nukes since the late 1960’s, see the book Blood in the Water by Joan Mellen, about the joint ZUS and Israeli attack on the USS Liberty.

    Also see the Samson Option and King Torah , where zionist Israel threatens to nuke the world.

    Blood in the Water can be had on amazon.com.

    Janes.com said in the 1990’s Israel had at least 400 nukes, and I would guess they have thousands now.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  56. @thotmonger

    There can be more than one villain. The same Saker you mention refers to the ZioAnglo empire. It’s not just the Yinon plan or Kalergi plan or the desire to rule over all the significant oil fields. It’s all of the above. Those with common interests cooperating to achieve their respective goals. But it may not be all bad if the result prevents China from someday joining the military struggle for middle east oil.

  57. Question that someone here might relate to- Is anyone else unable to pull up Daily Stormer today? I guess (((someone))) is attacking the site lol

  58. Rachel Maddow is funny enough, but when she writes pieces like this I’m convinced I live in the freest country in the world with the best comedy. Better than the Iranians who are also under Government supervision.

  59. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desert Fox

    Mr. Hopkins was using irony. (Or were you playing dumb?)

  60. @Old and grumpy

    Democracy involves campaigning and lots of money spending and this money has to come from somewhere, ultimately all large and credible political parties and bankrolled by an international clique.

    Trump and Brexit were not really some sort of peasant revolt that defied the odds against the elites, both spent lots of money on campaigning and have some very unsavoury figures working underneath them.

  61. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    When the heart and liver eating ISIS terrorists–supported by Israel/KSA/USA–sends Trump a congrats message for murdering that Iranian general, you know we’re on the wrong side.

    How many more ‘Wars for Wall Street Israel” do we have to do before we can get back to rebuilding our nation’s shattered infrastructure or is asking that anti-Semitic?

  62. Omegabooks [AKA "Anon"] says: • Website

    Love the humor and sarcasm. If I could write non-fiction as well as Hopkins I would, but, unfortunately for me, I can only write fiction, at https://omegabooksnet.com

  63. Amon says:
    @Wally

    WWIII started October 7 , 2001 with the invasion of Afghanistan for the goal of removing a government opposes to pipeline construction that would move oil from the MENA region into Europe more effectively and cheaper than the pipeline system made by Russia.

    But the full phase of the war did not really take off until March 19, 2003 with the invasion of Iraq by the US and its allies in which they overthrew the Iraq Government to obtain complete control of that nations oil, gas and mineral resources. An act that was followed by invasions into Libya, Somalia and Syria along with the covert overthrow of governments in Ukraine, Brazil and Bolivia with Nicaragua and Venezuela still holding out despite ongoing genocides in the form of trade sanctions that causes mass starvation and outbreaks of diseases.

    The goal of the world war is to seize control of the entire global oil and gas reserves while also removing any opposition to the axis of greed and terror.

    Understand this, WWIII has lasted for nearly 20 years now.

    They just haven’t told you about it.

    • Replies: @Wally
  64. Excellent piece, Mr. Hopkins. I find the idea of nationalism as futile resistance to global capitalism, whose triumph has been a certain death knell to generic nationalisms, not just the American one rather appealing. Except perhaps for China’s version propped by its own competing capitalism.

    Still, it may be a tad premature to discard the reality of nation states. The capitalist empire requires structures and order to exercise effective control and must contain the spread of anarchy. The nation state provides that structure that is perfectly primed for control by the global capitalist hegemon. It is the nation state that preserves order within its borders to maintain fake sovereignty but in reality to serve and surrender to the higher calling of the global capitalist empire. Recruitment of many such nation states into the “war on terror” is ample evidence of the extent of control of so many “sovereign” nation states by the capitalist imperial overlord.

    • Agree: Parfois1
  65. How surreal. Uber-Zionist and Cuck-whore smeared as Iran-lovers. But, I guess it’s Trump’s variation of ‘Russia Collusion’ thing.

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/2cUkqpIsagg/

  66. dcite says:

    There will be no WWIII. Trump is not there to what the globalists have been trying to do for years.
    He pulls troops out of the ME and gets criticized. The only reason the NYT and WaPo are hollering at Trump, is that he took one day to do what they would prefer be dragged out in years, causing many more American and Iraqi deaths, (and would bring more profit to the real war-makers–the bankers and corporations. Who cares about the soldiers, forced to join the military because the industrial bases was sold to the highest non-American bidders. The MSM media. They are our greatest enemies and the most despicable.

  67. Dang! This is good – and will be posted in DaLimbraw Library for future reference.
    This guy can write and I’m glad to be his librarian.
    Keep writing!

  68. @Al Monee

    “Democracy was the mechanism by which to hold power accountable, as sovereignty is seeded in the people and flows from them to those in power.”

    That has always been the big lie about democracy. Democracy is and always has been just a ruse, calculated to keep the governed quiet and easily fleeced. The tipoff is how it is defined. The US form of democracy makes the risible claim that being allowed to vote for one of two preselected moral retardates, roughly every two years is “being in control of government”.

    Nevermind that the morally retarded crook you voted for couldn’t be bothered to answer a letter from you, or that the obvious truth is that his constituency doesn’t include anyone who could cast a vote for him, and that only donors are among his constituents. Nevermind that you can’t vote him out because he wasn’t actually voted in.

    “This dismantling of Democracy’s main function and purpose manifests in gradual mass impoverishment, loss of rights and in unfolding neo-totalitarianism.”

    How can anyone dismantle what never existed in the first place? Have you ever tried to learn how democracy came to be the form of government in the US? You can’t learn any such thing, because it isn’t. The founding documents never mention the word ‘democracy’. The democracy hustle is a sham.

    The truth is that democracy is the most easily subverted form of government in existence. It’s the idea that 51% of the citizenry can vote to surrender the rights of 100% of the populace, including the 49% who voted against the surrender. As long as you think that democracy is the established form of government in the US, or even that it’s a good idea, you’re always going to be looking in the wrong direction while those you think you voted into office pick your pocket, or break your head.

    Democracy should only be popular among democrats. Is that what you are?

    • Replies: @onebornfree
    , @Parfois1
  69. @Priss Factor

    And this would be interesting because………?

  70. Wally says:
    @Amon

    LOL
    Your standards are really low.

    – Is that why Russia, China and a few European companies got the big oil contracts from those countries who decided for themselves who got the deals?

    – Hasbarists love the ‘it’s all about the oil’ canard.

    – WWIII is in your confused, manipulated mind.

    • Replies: @Amon
  71. @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    Give CJ a break over there. He’s a playwright and doesn’t claim to be a deep political thinker. I read his articles as a recounting of his views, which are as valid as those of any of us here. Nobody knows the whole story, and it would be impossible to write something that everybody accepts as agreeable.

    I doubt he’s actually shilling for anybody. I disagree with enough of what any author here writes to make me do some research of my own. That’s why I read articles online.

    • Agree: Herald
  72. Franz says:
    @Tsar Nicholas

    Thanks for the reminder!

    I have been told that Joe Farrell, of all people, has put a good book out on this called Financial Vipers of Venice: Alchemical Money, Magical Physics, and Banking in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, which I’ve just started reading on the Kindle edition. (Wish Joe would come out with some shorter and snappier titles.)

    I have only read some of Cushman Cunningham, but I understand his The Secret Empire, Parts I & II, are the easiest and most direct books that cover the subject from the “Sea Peoples” to the present. He as very explicit on whom and whither, which is rare.

  73. Franz says:
    @Anonymous

    They see the US as being of diminishing importance in terms of being the sole centre of global power

    I go a bit further: I think the various factions see the USA as a liability, and have for some time. Trump is their bull to bust it all up, and if he don’t work out they’ll just see that some weak sister follows him. America will enter her Wiemer/Kerensky phase.

    My guess, FWIW: The trashing and crashing of the USA happened much faster than the bankers thought it might. After deindustrialization of “middle America” though, there was nothing to bind millions of old-time citizens together. It’s amazing how rapid the collapse was.

    I don’t think for a minute the bankers care about this. But it does give them the incentive to move the rest of their film industry, arts/culture, and other sensitive businesses out of what is, after all, a sinking ship.

    California was El Dorado a generation ago. Now it’s… typhus warnings???

  74. Sean says:

    Professor Mearsheimer: China is the priority. Normalise relations with Russia and Iran to keep them from making a one with China

    • Agree: renfro
  75. onebornfree says: • Website
    @Twodees Partain

    Twodees Partain says: “That has always been the big lie about democracy. Democracy is and always has been just a ruse, calculated to keep the governed quiet and easily fleeced.”

    “Governments are based pincipally on force and deception. Democratic governments are based chiefly on deception, other governments on force. And democratic governments, if you get too uppity, give up on the deception and resort to brute force, as a lot of us found out in the sixites. Those who didn’t find out in the sixites will find out in the near future because we’re going to have a rerun.”
    Robert Anton Wilson

    “Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.”
    H. L. Mencken

    Regards, onebornfree

  76. Pft says:

    Yes exactly. Finally someone else gets it. The NWO, otherwise known as Global Government is here. Neoliberalism is a synthesis between Communism and Fascism so in essense instead of Global Communism or Global Fascism we have Global “Capitalism”/Neoliberalism

    The illusion of nation state must be kept until a universal religion is found for use to replace the secular religions of politics and nationalism. Two factions at work here, those promoting noahchidism and those promoting a green Gaia inspired religion. This also will likely result in a synthesis

    Until that time we witness various disputes between political parties and nation states as fake wrestling. All acting out a script. The various enemies, one kind of terrorist or another allows the neoliberal elite to spend, spend, spend and impoverish the little people while engaging in population control by reducing fertility rates, increasing chronic disease/cancer and a slowing or reversal of life expectancy. They do this with debt from Big Banking which causes poverty and with Big Pharma products (mandatory vaccines for all coming soon).

    Meanwhile, using Big Tech and Big Data technocratic surveillance and control over the people (who are all potential terrorists) strengthens, so when they decide to spill the beans and let us know our dystopian reality they can round up those who get too upset or already on a list they are compiling based on your reading habits . They then give them mandatory mental health treatment at various harmony camps that will be/have set up for them. Those who are cured and re-educated may be seen again, or not, who knows.

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  77. @Miro23

    Wow! Do you have any more like these?

    • Replies: @Miro23
  78. Parfois1 says:
    @Really No Shit

    I wish Hopkins would tell us who are these people or are they robotic Martians in outer space controlling all of us serfs remotely? Pray tell!

    Do you really expect Hopkins to study in minute detail who is and who isn’t a member of the global cabal and how they organize the take over? His job is to sense the movements and turbulence of power and alert us to the impending danger, if not doom. After all, the public/secret Bilderberg cabal is well-known and its members are who-is-who of global political and economic power. They are the visible face of the group, but they have the secret committees directing the wheelings and dealings that shape the events on the ground.

  79. Arnieus says:
    @Nicolás Palacios Navarro

    The urgency with which globalist tool FDR prodded and provoked Japan into attacking Pearl Harbor, I think can be explained by the success of Germany. Everyone especially the “global capitalists” (I refer to them as the inbred dynastic banker clans DIBC) was surprised by the unlikely quick defeat of France and the English army. Then with the Atlantic coast protected the Germans launched a preemptive invasion of Russia encircling millions of Russian troops that were massed to invade Europe. The DIBC must have really been freaking out, although that term didn’t exist yet. One way to help Stalin was to incite a war with an old Russian enemy, Japan. With Japan occupied in a life and death struggle in the Pacific, Stalin was able to redeploy troops from the East to the West to join the fight against the Germans. These divisions along with a harsh winter and enormous aid from the US barely turned the tide.

    • Replies: @Parfois1
  80. Parfois1 says:
    @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    ”Israel dialed up its non-existent nukes.”

    He never identifies Israel as THE source of EVIL on this planet or its infiltration, via far-left lunatics AND neocohens, of our institutions.

    Read it again. It is Hopkins speaking, abounding with satire, sarcasm and double-entendres. I’m not calling you names but, please make a little effort.

  81. @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    C.J. Hopkins, undercover coward and zionist bootlicker, just can’t resist throwing in some propaganda masquerading as satire.
    What a POS.
    He never identifies Israel as THE source of EVIL on this planet or its infiltration, via far-left lunatics AND neocohens, of our institutions.
    Shill. Faux truth teller.

    Iran disagrees.

    Hezbollah disagrees.

    The two greatest enemies of “Israel” disagree with you. I find it amazing that so many writers and commenters here at this website and so many others can talk on and on about these wars, refugees, immigrants, poverty, pretty much every problem the world is dealing with without ever mentioning the word capitalism. Almost like they are being paid NOT TO. Almost like they are trying to shift the blame from the system itself and onto Israel or Da Jews. Where have we seen this before?

    Israel is part of the empire, and plays its role. But many of you can’t see the forest (capitalism) for the trees (Jews)… Convenient!

    No, I’m no fan of Israel. Their govt is made up of terrorists, racists, generally horrible people. A majority of Israeli citizens aren’t much better, terribly racist and fearful. They’re programmed just like the “Christian Zionists” are. They’re leading Jews to a terrible place. Thankfully some young Jews seem to see this and are somewhat trying to change the way things are done. Hopefully they succeed. But it doesn’t look good for Israel.

    I agree with some here that WW3 has already started. I don’t think China will let Iran be destroyed. This ain’t over at all….

    • Replies: @Vanusha
  82. Parfois1 says:
    @Twodees Partain

    It is amazing how hard it is to change people’s perceptions of reality if that reality contradicts their cherished beliefs and worldview. Anyway, keep on hammering.

    Here is what the father of the Public Relations industry, Edward Bernays, (the one who taught American women to smoke because the cigarette – their phallic symbol for lack of another one – as an act of liberation and freedom) said:

    “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”
    — Propaganda (1928) pp. 9–10)

    • Thanks: Twodees Partain
  83. @Pft

    I nominate Pachamama for World Pontifex Maximus…

  84. Blake says:

    When you say a Russian agent hes tied with the Russian Mafia who are all citizens of the racist settler colony promised land of organised crime – aka ‘israel’ – at least the ones the FBI are tracking.

  85. Parfois1 says:
    @Arnieus

    … encircling millions of Russian troops that were massed to invade Europe.

    What you are saying is that the White House Orangutan was justified in assassinating Gen. Qassem Soleimani because he was planning an “imminent” attack against the US, hence the assassination was a “preemptive defensive action” – the glib justification for any aggressor, Hitler or the Orangutan.

    This new/old idiocy of a “Russian invasion of Europe” has become the staple bullcrap regurgitated by the Neonazis to justify their Saint Hitler’s horrendous crimes against Slavs and Soviets.

    Any rational person with a little knowledge of XX century history would know, for instance, of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and “partition” of Poland. After the defeat of the Anglo-French armies, it was open to Hitler to consider the possibility of expanding the M-R Pact to the whole of Europe, that is, dividing the continent between the Soviet Union and Germany with relatively very little loss of lives and resources. Win-Win for the Nazi-Bolshevik “alliance”!

    No, Hitler would not want to hurt the cousin Arians, if he could avoid it (witness Dunkirk). He wanted to be the “protector of the British Empire”. His mission was to go East to subjugate the Slavs and Soviets and the M-R Pact was only a temporary lull to cover the Eastern flank while he moved West to deal with the Anglo-Franco declaration of war. And the English did bugger-all with their declaration of war (the “Phoney War”) until the Soviet armies were knocking at the border of the Reich. Ditto the US, to have a seat at the victors table, and replace Nazi power with “democracy, freedom and liberty” in Europe under the US boot, still going.

    That idiocy was the justification of NATO (to stop the Soviet invasion of Europe) but the SU is no more and NATO still going, now to stop the “Islamic invasion” in the M.E. and the “Russian aggression” against the Balts!!!

    Crass idiots. “Intelligence is limited, idiocy knows no bounds.”

    • Agree: Miro23, Hillbob
  86. Amon says:
    @Wally

    And you love to cry jew whenever you don’t like an answer.

  87. @Ghali

    Agree with everything you’ve said. However, I’m going to get into some nuance. It isn’t US led facism. US as a country is just another country whose political system is not their own. Similar case with UK, France, Germany etc.

    I’m a brown guy, lived in US and UK for 3 years each. Interacted with many people over the years. The common folk are same everywhere in the world. They want a earn decent salary, support their family and live a good life. Americans to me are the most propaganda bombarded people on earth. At time I feel that they are like mindless husks who have no clue what is going on around the world and in their own country. I have many ‘white’ friends and would not to see them get hurt but the writing on the call tells me otherwise.

    I’m not sure if they can come out of the mind-control of their own at this point. There was this time when I was at the bar in UK, having a chat with my colleague/friends (all whites except me) and I was telling them to let go of the PC culture and snap out of it. Everyone looked at me like I was the racist when I was telling them to defend something even if it meant that it was offensive to someone else.

    I feel that when a time comes for them to defend themselves, that out of self pity they will say they deserved it. Such has been the extreme brainwashing in the west.

  88. Great article with one suggestion: How about substituting ‘corporatism’ for ‘capitalism’?
    It wouldn’t alter the message and you might get wider appeal.

  89. Vanusha says:
    @redmudhooch

    Spot on. Never talk about capitalism…

  90. Vanusha says:

    Corporatism is yet another form of capitalism. And capitalism never existed in anything different from corporatism (which is fascism) or imperialism. You might have corporatism with some civil rights or no rights – it depends on how strong the police state is. The whole ‘free trade’ bullshit propaganda means no restrictions for corporations, it doesn’t mean freedom from corporations. And it is a Deep State fabrication as anything else. Deep state is not Illuminati or Zionism. It is mafia plus psychopathy and this is what is described in those Protocols of the Elders of Zion. It doesn’t matter if they are true or fake – they describe exactly how the psychopathic, sick assholes think. It is not like the mafia in old days when they had some principles or family values or something. It is much, much worse because psychopathy is all about control, it is hatred and contempt for humans, a delusional, sick but calculating force. Deep State run the drug and war business, financial frauds as the 2008 crisis, oil, economic frauds such as ‘neoliberal economics’, etc.

    • Agree: Parfois1
  91. Vojkan says:

    Very odd moment when I find myself totally agreeing with a leftist.

  92. @Colin Wright

    So do the American people. We should have ended them permanently in 1979. We still haven’t forgotten. So much for that legendary Iranian “shrewdness” I’ve never actually seen them display—but it certainly exists in the fevered imaginations of many Unzites.

  93. Tiresome this:

    “Iran (officially a “terrorist” country since January 1979, when they overthrew the brutal Western puppet that the CIA and MI6 had installed as their “Shah” in 1953, after they regime-changed the Iranian prime minister, after he nationalized the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, later to be known as British Petroleum) reacted to the preventative murder of their “terrorist” general like a bunch of “terrorists.”

    It is accurate that both the US adn Great Britain supported the coupe in Iran in 1953, but they did not orchestrate the matter. It was and remains an side job by Iranians. The same descendants are now the MEk or so affiliated engaged in a long struggle for power that has origins as far as the 1920 or thereabout.

    US support made no difference at all. The matter would have been engaged regardless.

    • Agree: Gleimhart Mantooso
  94. Iran is not a benign player in the region. She has political, financial and Islamic ambitions, nothing on its face unusual about that. It is not her fault that we removed the a major counterbalance to her ambitions. That is on the US.

    During that needless invasion the US had a legitimate window to take on Iran by means of force. That windows was open when it became clear that Iranians were in Iraq s fighters and were interfering with US ambitions and undermining the effort. We chose not to address the matter and that window has closed.

    The incident in Iraq was clearly a violation of the sovereign governance of the Iraqis. But unless Iran attacks the US or hr allies — justification for war is a mighty slim reed.

    ———————————————–

    “Corporatism is yet another form of capitalism.”

    You might want to brush up the definition of capitalism, corporatism and mercantilism – they are not the same.

    • Replies: @Amon
    , @vanusha
  95. Amon says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    “Corporatism is yet another form of capitalism.”

    You might want to brush up the definition of capitalism, corporatism and mercantilism – they are not the same.

    Capitalism

    An economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
    “an era of free-market capitalism”

    Corporatism

    The control of a state or organization by large interest groups.
    “fascism was the high point of corporatism”

    Well we live in a free market system that enriches the few and lets them prey on the many without mercy or restrictions. Add to that that our states are beholden to large foreign interest groups that pay for political decisions that damage our nations and I am left with nothing to say but that we live in a corpocracy.

    Corpocracy

    A corporate bureaucracy, characterized by ineffective management. A society where the interests of large corporations control economic and political decisions..

    • Agree: niceland
  96. vanusha says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    Ah, this is my … English, thank you. Capitalism -> Corporatocracy. Corporatism -> Fascism. So, what is the difference between corporatocracy and corporatism in reality?

  97. Anonymous[356] • Disclaimer says:
    @American zombies

    >”Then we’ve got this never-ending hostility toward Iran, pushed by the likes of war mongers such as Ben Schapiro, Mark Levin, and Howard Kohr, just to name a few.”

    For a nanosecond I thought you’d written “kikes of war.”

    My bad.

    I think.

  98. Miro23 says:
    @TimeTraveller

    I’ve only seen bits and pieces, but I think that this video gets to the heart of it. The people involved have to be blackmailable. There a lots of material benefits to being an insider with bad penalties for not following the rules.

    Pizzagate and Epstein were part of it.

  99. It’s not World War III that happened, it’s WORLD WAR TWO. Major-General J.F.C. Fuller (1878-1966), a British Army officer, military historian, and strategist, said it all when he wrote that WWII represented “the victory of Economic Man over Heroic Man”.

    Either the White Race will rise and utterly destroy the Globalist cancer, or Globalism will destroy the White Race. It’s as simple as that. J.F.C. Fuller was a former member of Sir Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists and he saw very clearly – and prophetically – that the end goal of the Jewish Reign (1945 – ?), i.e. Globalism, is the complete annihilation of the White Race.

  100. Hats off Mr. Hopkins. He is right, they won. They have for thousands of years.

    But if it’s not America; then who? The Jews? The Zionists? The Rothschild? The Illuminati? None – all are a facade to keep the financial cabal in the shadow, which yes, includes Jews (whatever that means). Rhetorically speaking, does the financial cabal even care about religion?

    Historically speaking, the practices of the financial cabal have their roots in Sumer where the concepts of money, banking and usury originated from. It could go back further to the Indus Valley – Herodotus had written that Sumer and other parts of the region were civilized by a maritime people from India. Regardless.

    The system of usury moved West through the seafaring Canaanites known as Phoenicians (who dominated the Mediterranean basin and were the financial power for over a thousand year). The ancient Greeks and the Romans picked up the concepts until it fell in the hands of the Venetian/Genoese Oligarchy.

    https://michael-hudson.com/1992/03/did-the-phoenicians-introduce-the-idea-of-interest-to-greece-and-italy-and-if-so-when/

    Venice, here, is the more appropriate starting point. Venice ruled the world’s finance (in pitting nations against one another and lending money to both side) for over a thousand years until their weakening in the early-1500s War of the League of Cambrai. It was then that they took their wealth, and system (deceit, corruption, perpetual wars) north to Europe where they intermarried with other aristocratic families.

    The destruction of nations-states began. Venice’s (private) Banco di Rialto served as the blueprint for the Banks of Amsterdam, of England and all subsequent Central Banks that followed. Rightful heirs to thrones were removed and replaced with obedient puppets serving the private interests of bankers. Competitors (Spain, France, Germany et al) were demonized ideologically to ensure bloody revolutions/conflicts/wars and their destruction. French Revolution, Fascism, Nazism, Bolshevik Revolution, Communism, WW1, WW2, etc, etc.

    What became known as the “British Empire” was the continuation of Venice. Britain’s navy and intelligence network were the works of Venice. The many “British” colonial enterprises (Turkey Company, Levant Compay, East-India Company, etc) were the reenactment of old Venetian trade routes.

    And when we were told that the British Empire died, its colonial savagery and looting has actually continued under the USA since WW2.

    One must know Venice to understand today’s world.

    The foundation of a new Roman Empire became, in Venice, from the middle of the fifteenth century on, the leading obsession of the oligarchs.

    “The Venetians are called new Romans,” confided the patrician Bernardo Bembo to his diary. Francesco Sforza of Milan wrote that the Venetians were:

    “obstinate and hardened, always keeping their mouths open to be able to bite off power and usurp the state of all their neighbors to fulfill the appetite of their souls to conquer Italy and then beyond, as did the Romans, thinking to compare themselves to the Romans when their power was at its apex.”

    Webster Tarpley, “Against Oligarchy”

    https://tarpley.net/online-books/against-oligarchy/

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