President Trump has decreed that “we” will be pulling out of Syria. On one hand this is a good move. America has become far too “global” since the inception of the North Atlantic Treaty (Trade) Organization (NATO). America is stretched too thin. Wars in Afghanistan since October 2001, with no end in sight. “We” have been in Iraq since 1991. The Global War on Terror (GWOT) began in 2001, but it has been happening since the early 1900’s.
Beginning with “us” aiding (money and weapons and training) and enabling (standing idly aside) while Saddam Hussein and the Ba’ath Party in Iraq violently and bloodly rose to power in the Middle East. Beginning with the Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.) prior to and heavily involved in WWII, the rise of the Soviet and Chinese Empires, the O.S.S. along with MI6 in the United Kingdom became the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.). The Federal Bureau of Investigation was also tied strategically to the C.I.A. and MI6 along with Scotland Yard and other various intelligence agencies throughout western an eastern Europe. The Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (K.G.B.), also was a key player in this new global intelligence operation. All of these agencies not only fought amongst each other, but they also took part in aiding one another from time to time as well, like a married couple, there were times of peas and togetherness as well as times of war and fighting. The lines were shades of grey, never actually black or white.
When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 and the Soviet Union was dissolved, new lines and new criteria was established. Never think that “our” intelligence agencies are there for our safety or defense. Like mercenaries, “operators” also claim allegiance to the highest bidder, whether that bidder in a foreign country, foreign interest or even private business.
This type of militarized business model was also used in securing sugar cane in the early 1900s. The people who claim that all of these wars are over oil, this is the model that EVERY nation has used since the beginning of time. Look no further than Central America, South America and the Caribbean to notice the power vacuums that were left in the wake of militarized business. Don’t blame America, blame the lawmakers and the policy makers for this. While everyone sits around and talks about racism and colonialism remember, those same business people and politicians run the majority of 501(c)(3) organizations and they also keep the majority of their profits in neutral nations and territories that are not accessible to the rest of us.
So now “we” are pulling out of Syria and only Syria and who actually knows what “pulling out” even means? “We” never leave, no matter what “they” say, we remain everywhere.
What will happen to the people who helped “us” in Syria? Once “we” are gone, their lives are over. They will be tortured, raped and murdered. For whatever reason “we” went into Syria, if “we” leave a power vacuum will be established. We have seen that very model take hold in Libia, Central America, South America, Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philipines, South Eastern Asia, practically all of South Western Asia and Eastern Block Europe.
Regardless of why “we” went, we must now realize that we are past the point of no return. We are there and we must remain there. The lesson is, if we cannot grow it or mine it or resource it here, then perhaps we must learn to do without.
President Trump enabled America to become energy independent for the first time in over 75 years. Those who cite fossil fuel dependency as an evil are ok with the militarized business model of the past, they would rather create power vacuums all over the world, so they can still “enjoy” our National Parks.
George Clooney is the perfect example of this type of hypocrisy with his brand Nescafe’ and his relationship with Nestlé. Nestlé is a juggernaut conglomerate that remains one of the food industries sole superpowers.
Nestlé continues to exploit workers and resources, all the while we ingest and support this company. Why Nestle is One of the Most Hated Companies in the World BY MIHAI ANDREI
So, in closing. Are avocados worth slavery? Once we pull out of the avocado industry in Mexico, what happens to those workers and their families? Who will rule that land that avocados are grown in?
Like it or not, but we are all culpable. We can attempt to claim ignorance, but that doesn’t fix anything. We can say that we do not want to be global, yet we have already destroyed many people and nations in our quest for convenience, low prices and hunger pains.
No one is solving a problem remaining or leaving. Everything is just being fixed until it breaks again. If we stay, we are nation building, if we leave we are leaving a vacuum that only the most powerful and savage will take over.
As much as I hate to admit it, I believe we need to stay put everywhere we are. Not to build nations, but these people have also gotten used to us being there as much as we have gotten used to the resources these people make available to us.
I would like to however see a cease to in any further expansion, but I would be a fool to think that this could ever happen. We are all human and as such we are all greedy, fallible and corruptible. This is a side effect of humanity.