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Welcome to Orwell’s world
01-02-2010, 12:07 AM,
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Welcome to Orwell’s world
Quote:In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a superstate, Oceania, whose language of war inverted lies that "passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past'."

Barack Obama is the leader of a contemporary Oceania. In two speeches at the close of the decade, the Nobel Peace Prize-winner affirmed that peace was no longer peace, but rather a permanent war that "extends well beyond Afghanistan and Pakistan" to "disorderly regions, failed states, diffuse enemies". He called this "global security" and invited our gratitude. To the people of Afghanistan, which the US has invaded and occupied, he said wittily: "We have no interest in occupying your country."

In Oceania, truth and lies are indivisible. According to Obama, the American attack on Afghanistan in 2001 was authorised by the United Nations Security Council. There was no UN authority. He said that "the world" supported the invasion in the wake of the 11 September 2001 attacks. In truth, all but three of 37 countries surveyed by Gallup expressed overwhelming opposition. He said that America invaded Afghanistan "only after the Taliban refused to turn over Osama Bin Laden". In 2001, the Taliban tried three times to hand over Bin Laden for trial, Pakistan's military regime reported, and they were ignored.
“Hearts and minds"

Even Obama's mystification of the 9/11 attacks as justification for his war is false. More than two months before the twin towers were attacked, the former Pakistani diplomat Niaz Naik was told by the Bush administration that a US military assault would take place by mid-October. The Taliban regime in Kabul, which the Clinton administration had secretly supported, was no longer regarded as "stable" enough to ensure US control over oil and gas pipelines to the Caspian Sea. It had to go.

Obama's most audacious lie is that Afghanistan today is a "safe haven" for al-Qaeda's attacks on the west. His own national security adviser, James Jones, said in October that there were "fewer than 100" al-Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan. According to US intelligence, 90 per cent of the Taliban are hardly Taliban at all, but "a tribal localised insurgency [who] see themselves as opposing the US because it is an occupying power". The war is a fraud. Only the terminally gormless remain true to the Obama brand of "world peace".

Beneath the surface, however, there is serious purpose. Under the disturbing General Stanley McChrystal, who gained distinction for his assassination squads in Iraq, the occupation of Afghanistan is a model for those "disorderly regions" of the world still beyond Oceania's reach. This is known as Coin (counter- insurgency), and draws together the military, aid organisations, psychologists, anthropologists, the media and public relations hirelings. Covered in jargon about winning hearts and minds, it aims to incite civil war: Tajiks and Uzbeks against Pashtuns.

The Americans did this in Iraq and destroyed a multi-ethnic society. They built walls between communities which had once intermarried, ethnically cleansing the Sunnis and driving millions out of the country. Embedded media reported this as "peace"; American academics bought by Washington and "security experts" briefed by the Pentagon appeared on the BBC to spread the good news. As in Nineteen Eighty-Four, the opposite was true.

Something similar is planned for Afghanistan. People are to be forced into "target areas" controlled by warlords, bankrolled by the CIA and the opium trade. That these warlords are barbaric is irrelevant. "We can live with that," a Clinton-era diplomat once said of the return of oppressive sharia law in a "stable", Taliban-run Afghanistan. Favoured western relief agencies, engineers and agricultural specialists will attend to the "humanitarian crisis" and so "secure" the subjugated tribal lands.

That is the theory. It worked after a fashion in Yugoslavia, where ethnic-sectarian partition wiped out a once-peaceful society, but it failed in Vietnam, where the CIA's "Strategic Hamlet Program" was designed to corral and divide the southern population and so defeat the Vietcong - the Americans' catch-all term for the resistance, similar to "Taliban".

Behind much of this are the Israelis, who have long advised the Americans in both the Iraq and the Afghanistan adventures. Ethnic cleansing, wall-building, checkpoints, collective punishment and constant surveillance - these are claimed as Israeli innovations that have succeeded in stealing most of Palestine from its native people. And yet, for all their suffering, the Palestinians have not been divided irrevocably and they endure as a nation against all odds.
Imperial cemeteries

The most telling forerunners of the Obama Plan, which the Nobel Peace Prize-winner and his general and his PR men prefer we forget, are those that failed in Afghanistan itself. The British in the 19th century and the Soviets in the 20th century attempted to conquer that wild country by ethnic cleansing and were seen off, though after terrible bloodshed. Imperial cemeteries are their memorials. People power, sometimes baffling, often heroic, remains the seed beneath the snow, and invaders fear it.

“It was curious," wrote Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four, "to think that the sky was the same for everybody, in Eurasia or Eastasia as well as here. And the people under the sky were also very much the same - everywhere, all over the world . . . people ignorant of one another's existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same - people who . . . were storing up in their hearts and bellies and muscles the power that would one day overturn the world."

http://www.newstatesman.com/international-politics/2010/01/afghanistan-war-pilger-obama
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01-02-2010, 03:33 PM,
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RE: Welcome to Orwell’s world
Excellent article..
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01-02-2010, 11:05 PM,
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RE: Welcome to Orwell’s world
Credit goes out to John Pilger for this article. He's one of the few serious journalists left.

His work speaks for itself.

Books

* The Last Day (1975)
* Aftermath: The Struggles of Cambodia and Vietnam (1981)
* The Outsiders (1984)
* Heroes (1986)
* A Secret Country (1989)
* Distant Voices (1992 and 1994)
* Hidden Agendas (1998)
* Reporting the World: John Pilger's Great Eyewitness Photographers (2001)
* The New Rulers of the World (2002)
* Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs (ed.) Cape (2004)
* Freedom Next Time (2006)


Articles

Pilger has been published in, amongst others, the following:

* Daily Mirror (UK)
* The Guardian (UK)
* Mail & Guardian (South Africa)
* The Independent (UK)
* The Morning Star (UK)
* The Socialist Worker (UK)
* New Statesman (UK)
* Bulb magazine (UK)
* The New York Times (US)
* The Los Angeles Times (US)
* The Nation: New York (US)
* The Age: Melbourne (Australia)
* The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
* The Bulletin: Sydney (Australia)
* Socialist Alternative (Australia)
* Green Left Weekly (Australia)

Selected documentaries

* Vietnam-The Quiet Mutiny 1971
* An Unfashionable Tragedy 1975
* Zap-The Weapon is Food 1976
* Do You Remember Vietnam 1978
* Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia 1979
* The Mexicans 1980
* Heroes 1980
* Burp! Pepsi V Coke in the Ice Cold War 1982
* In Search Of Truth In Wartime 1982
* Nicaragua. A Nations Right to Survive 1983
* The Truth Game 1983
* The Secret Country-The First Australians Fight Back 1985
* Japan Behind the Mask 1987
* Cambodia: The Betrayal 1990
* War By Other Means 1992
* Cambodia: Return to Year Zero 1993
* Death of a Nation: The Timor Conspiracy 1994
* Flying the Flag, Arming the World 1994
* Vietnam: the Last Battle 1995
* Inside Burma: Land of Fear 1996
* Breaking the Mirror - The Murdoch Effect 1997
* Welcome To Australia 1999
* Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq 2000
* The New Rulers of the World 2001-2002
* Palestine Is Still the Issue 2002
* Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror 2003
* Stealing a Nation 2004
* The War on Democracy 2007

DVDs

* In The Name of Justice - 18 June 2007
* Documentaries That Changed The World - 11 September 2006
* World In Action Vol. 1 - features The Quiet Mutiny 31 October 2005
* Palestine is Still the Issue - 2002
* Heroes: The Films of John Pilger - 27 October 2008
* Behind the Facades - 27 October 2008
* The War on Democracy - 2007
* Reporting the World - 9 June 2008
There are no others, there is only us.
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01-03-2010, 01:07 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-03-2010, 01:18 AM by Apocalypso Now!.)
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RE: Welcome to Orwell’s world
Heroes is an uplifting and harrowing book
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01-03-2010, 07:20 PM,
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RE: Welcome to Orwell’s world
i think things are worse than orwell's world already lol thanks for posting
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01-04-2010, 05:46 AM,
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RE: Welcome to Orwell’s world
great stuff...
the only issue I have is with equating polls (third paragraph) to the actual feeling of a populace, as is seen during every newscast by ANYONE in the MSM... I don't give credence to Gallup or anyone else - questions are typically fashioned to incite a response, rather than simply receive one...

Quote:Beneath the surface, however, there is serious purpose. Under the disturbing General Stanley McChrystal, who gained distinction for his assassination squads in Iraq, the occupation of Afghanistan is a model for those "disorderly regions" of the world still beyond Oceania's reach. This is known as Coin (counter- insurgency), and draws together the military, aid organisations, psychologists, anthropologists, the media and public relations hirelings. Covered in jargon about winning hearts and minds, it aims to incite civil war: Tajiks and Uzbeks against Pashtuns.

The Americans did this in Iraq and destroyed a multi-ethnic society. They built walls between communities which had once intermarried, ethnically cleansing the Sunnis and driving millions out of the country. Embedded media reported this as "peace"; American academics bought by Washington and "security experts" briefed by the Pentagon appeared on the BBC to spread the good news. As in Nineteen Eighty-Four, the opposite was true.

Something similar is planned for Afghanistan. People are to be forced into "target areas" controlled by warlords, bankrolled by the CIA and the opium trade. That these warlords are barbaric is irrelevant. "We can live with that," a Clinton-era diplomat once said of the return of oppressive sharia law in a "stable", Taliban-run Afghanistan. Favoured western relief agencies, engineers and agricultural specialists will attend to the "humanitarian crisis" and so "secure" the subjugated tribal lands.

That is the theory. It worked after a fashion in Yugoslavia, where ethnic-sectarian partition wiped out a once-peaceful society, but it failed in Vietnam, where the CIA's "Strategic Hamlet Program" was designed to corral and divide the southern population and so defeat the Vietcong - the Americans' catch-all term for the resistance, similar to "Taliban".

Great points, and anyone wishing to understand more on this particular tactic may want to check out this post:
An Imperial Strategy for a NWO: The Origins of WWIII

Once again, great stuff. Glad to have found this place and to have the dubious "pleasure" of reading it.
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