February 11, 2016
by Rich Scheck
The 2003 invasion of Iraq has led to unending wars across the planet.
As the global economy continues to implode, the prospects for more fighting
in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East continue to increase.
Now, with banks failing, debt increasing and many countries experiencing
serious economic problems, this dire situation demands the distraction of
the public from this harsh reality to something external.
This is the classic pattern for demonizing a foreign entity as a pretext for
war. Right now, Russia and Putin are filling that role now that ISIS has
been marginalized, Saddam hung and Gadaffi dispatched in Libya.
This was all predicted years ago by pundits who railed against the Bush
intervention based on Neocon fabricated lies.
We are faced with a very uncertain future with the high likelihood of much
hardship for untold millions across the planet as existing wars are expanded
and new ones set in motion by rival powers.
Yates said after WWI: “The worst lack all conviction and the best are full
of passionate intensity!” That is even more true today.
With a virtually meaningless election going on to further deflect public outrage
while the candidates pontificate with false promises and outright lies, civilization
itself is poised for a major transformation far more dubious than the optimistic
visionaries are describing.
The meeting in Cuba tomorrow of Pope Francis and his Russian counterpart,
Patriarch Kirill, provides a ray of hope on an otherwise bleak horizon.
In the days immediately ahead, we are all to be tested in ways most of us
never dreamed possible. Prayer and preparation are essential tools that
must be relied on if any of us are to survive.