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The Lost Hegemon: Whom the gods would destroy By F William Engdahl


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Bill Gardner, Foley murder video “may have been staged,” August 25, 2014, The Telegraph,

"A memoir by a top former Turkish intelligence official claims that a worldwide moderate Islamic movement based in Pennsylvania has been providing cover for the CIA since the mid-1990s." Islamic group is CIA front, ex-Turkish intel chief says By Jeff Stein Washington Post 1/5/2011

"But in the meantime, it is imperative that no Eurasian challenger emerges, capable of dominating Eurasia and thus also of

challenging America… FOR AMERICA, THE CHIEF geopolitical prize is Eurasia. For half a millennium, world affairs were dominated by Eurasian powers and peoples who fought with one another for regional domination and reached out for global power. Now a non-Eurasian power is preeminent in Eurasia—and America's global primacy is directly dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance on the Eurasian continent is sustained." The Grand Chessboard By Zbiginew Brzezinski Page 3 and 17

The Economist, Drug addiction in Iran: The other religion—Why so many young Iranians are hooked on hard drugs, Economist August 17, 2013

"Shortly after 9/11, the Pentagon adopted a plan to topple the governments of seven countries Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Iran) within five years, according to a memorandum disclosed by US General Wesley Clark." General Wesley Clark, not word for word quote

"In particular, the document. . . contemplates use of American military power to pre-empt or punish use of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons, “even in conflicts that otherwise do not directly engage US interests.” Wolfowitz was the architect of that proposed 1992 policy. . . . The central strategy of the Pentagon framework is to “establish and protect a new order” that accounts “sufficiently for the interests of the advanced industrial nations to discourage them from challenging our leadership,” while at the same time maintaining a military dominance capable of “deterring potential competitors from even aspiring to a larger regional or global role.” Barton Gellman, Keeping the U.S. First; Pentagon Would Preclude a Rival Superpower, Washington Post, March 11, 1992.

Sykes-Picot Agreement - Britain and Frances Agreement to Carve up the World. Russia and Italy also were awarded concessions. Original Document

The Ottoman Public Debt Administration (OPDA)

"I risked the fraud on my conviction that Arab help was necessary to our cheap and speedy victory in the East, and that better we win and break our word, than lose" T E Lawrence The Seven of Wisdom

"Dear Lord Rothschild, I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet: ‘His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours for the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.’ I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation. Yours sincerely, Arthur James Balfour " The Balfour Declaration To Lord Walter Rothschild November 2nd 1917

"Question: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs that the American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahideen in Afghanistan six months before the Soviet intervention. Is this period, you were the national security advisor to President Carter. You therefore played a key role in this affair. Is this correct?

Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahiddin began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan on December 24, 1979. But the reality, closely guarded until now, is completely otherwise: Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention [emphasis added throughout].

Q: Despite this risk, you were an advocate of this covert action. But perhaps you yourself desired this Soviet entry into the war and looked for a way to provoke it?

B: It wasn’t quite like that. We didn’t push the Russians to intervene, but we knowingly increased the probability that they would.

Q : When the Soviets justified their intervention by asserting that they intended to fight against secret US involvement in Afghanistan , nobody believed them . However, there was an element of truth in this. You don’t regret any of this today?

B: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter, essentially: “We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war." Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war that was unsustainable for the regime , a conflict that bought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.

Q: And neither do you regret having supported Islamic fundamentalism, which has given arms and advice to future terrorists?

B : What is more important in world history? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some agitated Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?

Q : “Some agitated Moslems”? But it has been said and repeated: Islamic fundamentalism represents a world menace today...

B: Nonsense! It is said that the West has a global policy in regard to Islam. That is stupid: There isn’t a global Islam. Look at Islam in a rational manner, without demagoguery or emotionalism. It is the leading religion of the world with 1.5 billion followers. But what is t h ere in com m on among fundamentalist Saudi Arabia , moderate Morocco, militarist Pakistan, pro-Western Egypt, or secularist Central Asia? Nothing more than what unites the Christian countries…" The Brzezinski Interview with Le Nouvel Observateur (1998), University Of Arizona (Quote not in book, similar reference)

Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq - Former President of Pakistan

The BCCI Affair by Senator John Kerry and Senator Hank Brown

"A new partnership of nations has begun, and we stand today at a unique and extraordinary moment. The crisis in the Persian Gulf, as grave as it is, also offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective -- a new world order -- can emerge: A new era -- freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice and more secure in the quest for peace. An era in which the nations of the world, east and west, north and south, can prosper and live in harmony." Bush NWO 11th of September 1990 speech, Toward A New World Order

"The war in Bosnia was America’s war in every sense of the word. The United States

administration helped start it, kept it going, and prevented its early end. Indeed, all

indications are that it intends to allow the war to continue in the near future, as soon as its

Muslim protégés are fully armed and trained." Alfred Sherman, Chairman, The Lord Byron Foundation For Balkan Studies, America’s intervention in the Balkans, 1997, third annual conference devoted to Us policy in southeast Europe held in Chicago Page 6.

KLA

"In five months of investigation and exhumation of the dead in Kosovo, war crimes investigators have found 2,108 bodies in grave sites throughout the province, the chief prosecutor announced today.While there are several hundred more reported sites to be examined in the spring, the number of the dead found so far seems significantly lower than the estimate of 10,000 ethnic Albanians killed by the Serbs, issued by Western officials, or the suggestion by American and allied officials during the war that up to 100,000 were being killed." Stephen Erlanger, Early Count Hints at Fewer Kosovo Deaths, The New York Times, November 11, 1999 A6

"After bombing Yugoslavia into submission, NATO then stood by and submissively allowed the KLA to murder, pillage and burn. The KLA was given a free hand to do as they wished. Almost all of the non-Albanian population was ethnically cleansed from Kosovo under the watchful eyes of 40,000 NATO troops. Moreover, in defiance of United Nations resolution 1244 which brought an end to the fighting, NATO adamantly refused to disarm the KLA fighters. Instead, NATO converted this ragtag band of terrorists into the Kosovo Protection Force - allegedly to maintain peace and order in Kosovo." James Bissett (Canadian Ambassador), WE CREATED A MONSTER, Toronto Star, July 31, 2001, Deltax, archive

"Kosovo's prime minister is the head of a "mafia-like" Albanian group responsible for smuggling weapons, drugs and human organs through eastern Europe, according to a Council of Europe inquiry report on organised crime."

Paul Lewis, Kosovo PM is head of human organ and arms ring Council of Europe reports, London Guardian, 14 December, 2010

Turkey up from the depths, The Guardian, 27 December 2013

"This covert operation was a great idea. It had the effect of luring the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter, in essence: “We now have the opportunity to give the USSR its Vietnam War." The Brzezinski Interview with Le Nouvel Observateur (1998), University Of Arizona

Carl Bernstein, The Holy Alliance, TIME, February 24, 1992, War on Terror: The Road To September 11, Newsweek, October 1, 2001, Steve Coll, Anatomy of a Victory: CIA’s Covert Afghan War, Washington Post, July 19, 1992

Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan Pipeline - The pipeline is owned and operated by BTC Co, a consortium of 11 energy companies. The consortium is managed by BP.

"What is more important in world history? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some agitated Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?" The Brzezinski Interview with Le Nouvel Observateur (1998), University Of Arizona

Opium production in Afghanistan

Brother of Afghan Leader Said to Be Paid by CIA, October 28, 2009, New York Times

Unverified Sources

"You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers . . . until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. . . You must wait for the time when you are complete and conditions are ripe, until we can shoulder the entire world and carry it. . . You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in Turkey. . . Until that time, any step taken would be too early—like breaking an egg without waiting the full forty days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside. The work to be done is in confronting the world. Now, I have expressed my feelings and thoughts to you all—in confidence. . . trusting your loyalty and secrecy." Fetula Gulen

"contains overwhelming evidence that plaintiff is not an expert in the field of education, is not an educator, and is certainly not one of a small percentage of experts in the field of education who have risen to the very top of that field. Further, the record contains overwhelming evidence that plaintiff is primarily the leader of a large and influential religious and political movement with immense commercial holdings. The record further showed that much of the acclaim that plaintiff claimed to have achieved had been sponsored and financed by plaintiff’s own movement" Fethullah Gulen v. Michael Chertoff, Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, et al., Case 2:07-cv-02148-SD, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

"if out of 10 atheists, 5 are killed by 1 muslim, 5 would be left" university of nebraska, university of nebraska at omaha center for afghanistan studies,

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