Mr. P.K. saw this article and passed it along, and it's worth some careful consideration, for it seems that the US, is admitting that the dream of a unopolar pax Americana simply cannot be sustained. So what's its solution? More of the same: more surveillance, more arms, more more more...:

Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’

Now, I note for the record here, that the article's author, Nafeez Ahmed, may be familiar to some of my readers, particularly of Hidden Finance, Rogue Networks, and Secret Sorcery, since Mr. Ahmed was a major, early, and consistent critic of the official 9/11 narrative, and consequently, was one of the major sources I cited in that book. When I read the following paragraphs, however, I had a rather different perception of what may be rattling the Pentagram's cage:

An extraordinary new Pentagon study has concluded that the U.S.-backed international order established after World War 2 is “fraying” and may even be “collapsing”, leading the United States to lose its position of “primacy” in world affairs.

The solution proposed to protect U.S. power in this new “post-primacy” environment is, however, more of the same: more surveillance, more propaganda (“strategic manipulation of perceptions”) and more military expansionism.

The document concludes that the world has entered a fundamentally new phase of transformation in which U.S. power is in decline, international order is unravelling, and the authority of governments everywhere is crumbling.

Having lost its past status of “pre-eminence”, the U.S. now inhabits a dangerous, unpredictable “post-primacy” world, whose defining feature is “resistance to authority”.

Danger comes not just from great power rivals like Russia and China, both portrayed as rapidly growing threats to American interests, but also from the increasing risk of “Arab Spring”-style events. These will erupt not just in the Middle East, but all over the world, potentially undermining trust in incumbent governments for the foreseeable future.

I don't know about you, but I get the distinctly uncomfortable feeling that a good deal of the Pentagram's misgivings concerns the American population itself, since it speaks of "resistance to authority" and opines that "Arab spring" events will erupt "all over the world" and thus "undermining trust in incumbent governments" for the foreseeable future.

Gee... one wonders why, when the same "incumbent governments" wage war on their own culture by importing immigrants from a culture and ideology completely foreign to them, when social engineering experiments are pushed on populations by those governments, and when every effort to address grievances peaceably or at the ballot box are opposed by certain elements within each whose agenda is - let us be honest - to assault the very bases of Western culture.

Or to put it country simple and in terms that even a Pentagram analyst can understand, if trust in "incumbent governments" is waning, it is because those governments have earned it.

But wait, there's more:

The report, based on a year-long intensive research process involving consultation with key agencies across the Department of Defense and U.S. Army, calls for the U.S. government to invest in more surveillance, better propaganda through “strategic manipulation” of public opinion, and a “wider and more flexible” U.S. military.

It is this, I suspect, that gives away the game, for the real concern is not foreign, it's domestic, and what concerns the Pentagram is the "collapse of the narrative" being used to justify more and more spending on defense and surveillance. Here's a clue guys: You cannot have it both ways; you cannot claim that radical Islamic terrorism, or threats from Russia and China or alleged Russian interference in elections should be of concern, when you sponsor similar interference in elections in The Ukraine (and yes, guys, it's The Ukraine, just like it's The Netherlands and The United Kingdom); you cannot complain of foreign (i.e., Russian) interference when many in positions of power or advisory influence in the government or media of this country hold dual citizenships (usually with a particularly small country in the Middle East); you cannot maintain that Islamic terrorism is an existential threat while continuing to approve of importing more and more people from that region, sponsor said terrorists and their sponsoring nations (Saudi Arabia) and assuring the rest of the country that we're all safe because (here it comes) you've expanded surveillance capacity under that pretext.

The real problem for the Pentagram, in other words, is that the Empire no longer rules with the implicit and tacit support of enough of its subjects:

The document hints that such populist civil unrest is likely to become prominent in Western homelands, including inside the United States.

“To date, U.S. strategists have been fixated on this trend in the greater Middle East. However, the same forces at work there are similarly eroding the reach and authority of governments worldwide… it would be unwise not to recognize that they will mutate, metastasize, and manifest differently over time.”

The U.S. homeland is flagged-up as being especially vulnerable to the breakdown of “traditional authority structures”:

“The United States and its population are increasingly exposed to substantial harm and an erosion of security from individuals and small groups of motivated actors, leveraging the conflu­ence of hyperconnectivity, fear, and increased vulner­ability to sow disorder and uncertainty. This intensely disorienting and dislocating form of resistance to author­ity arrives via physical, virtual, and psychological vio­lence and can create effects that appear substantially out of proportion to the origin and physical size or scale of the proximate hazard or threat.”

There is little reflection, however, on the role of the US government itself in fomenting such endemic distrust, through its own policies.
(Emphasis added)

At the risk of sounding like a litany, and to put it country simple once again, and in terms that even a Pentagram analyst can understand: if trust in "incumbent governments" is waning, it is because those governments have earned it, and they have earned it by treating vast tracts of their countries as if they were but colonies of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and, of course, Washington, District of Cesspool, or the City of London, or Brussels, or Berlin. Or, to invoke more elevated language, which might be vaguely familiar to the Pentagram analysts:

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.(U.S. Declaration of Independence)

Though I strongly oppose any idea of a convention of the States, I do understand why some people are so desperate that they entertain and support the idea, because the system simply isn't working for them. The Boston-to Richmond corridor, Chicago, and Nuttyfornia make policy; the rest of us be damned.

And I strongly suspect Mr. Ahmed is correct, for the hypocrisies in US foreign policy and domestic policy are manifest for all to see. No "manipulation of strategic perceptions" can dispel this fact. But at least it is an interesting admission that it wants to manipulate them and has the capability to do so! Gee... who could've guessed?

So who is "the enemy" here, beyond the usual suspects of Russia and China and Iran and North Korea? One doesn't even need to read between the lines on this one:

Pentagon officials need to simply accept, therefore, that:

“… the U.S. homeland, individual American citizens, and U.S. public opinion and perceptions will increasingly become battlefields.”

Having mourned the loss of U.S. primacy, the Pentagon report sees expanding the U.S. military as the only option.

Read that again: "the U.S. homeland, individual American citizens, and U.S. public opinion and perceptions will increasingly become battlefields."

If the U.S. homeland is going to increasingly become a battlefield," that should evidence just how little the Empire is connected to the good of the country and its citizens, and how very subservient it is to other interests. Perhaps, just perhaps, that passage from the Declaration of Independence does have something to do with the Pentagram's statements.

And perhaps, just maybe, that dual citizenship thing also has something to do with it...

See you on the flip side...


  1. They have spent 6 trillion dollars trying to rule the world and it has not worked. Even Donald Trump said they have spent 6 trillion dollars, and they could have re-built the country twice. Gee those guys like Paul Wolfowitz must be really pissed off. but then again they don’t give a f**k.

    1. The dual “citizens” spent $6trillion in Magic Fiat ™ to flatten the Middle East for Kosher Lebensraum.

      It’s wag the dog. The US has been captured and zombified, and the real centers of power of the Empire are NYC, Washington, the City of London and Tel Aviv.

      Once upon a time there was a tradition of honor in the military today it has been morphed into a paranoid ineffectual racket with Mossad brainwashing. Search out Kay Grigg’s talks on Rense; she was just a wife from a good family caught with a husband who was an assassin for the Cabal , but she also tells the unvarnished truth about the horrific criminal culture and hijacking of the US military by Mossad and the crime syndicates. Political assassinations, using the military itself for drug running on a massive scale, you name it.

      And now this same corrupt behemoth, compromised to the core, has the chutzpah to actually put into print that the American people are the next “battlefield.”

      Brecht comes to mind,his poem about Stalin, “time to dissolve the people and elect a better one.” And ultimately how did Stalin get into power? Bolsheviks. Who are the bolsheviks and who cooked up that putrid ideology? And who funded it and spread it? What did they do to Russia? What are they now doing to the US?
      A plague upon the earth. Never-ending. A plague.

      1. Yes, yes and yes.
        I want to shake the shoulders of a woman at the Boy’s soccer practice, and backhand slap her face to wake her up. The zombies, oh the jolly zombies. Slap them in the 3rd eye. With a copy of something by Enoch Powell.

          1. No matter what you choose to do with the text, or no matter how you choose to interpret the text, I find it odd that in the writer of the book of Revelations, who claims to be writing from within the Johannian tradition, specifically mentions the group you refer to twice with the same name. It’s the only group mentioned more than once in that portion of the text. Heaven help you to mention it at an inconvenient time and in the wrong setting. If this document does lie close to John’s original position one can only wonder what he knew…

      2. chutzpah definition from Gilad Atzmon’s Zion lexicon A-Z book
        When a Jewish lad kills both his parents and pleads leniency at court as he is now an orphan.
        Piaf sings “Look what they did to my republic, ma”

  2. (Joseph has mentioned “that dual citizenship thing” twice in the same column. Cool!)

    IMHO, the sheeple are slowly awakening because of two things (outside of any alleged planetary-awakening process):
    1) Putin is playing the long game. The USSR was an existential threat to the US in the eyes of of the American public. Russia is rightly seen as majorly-diminished by the same folks, except for the big thermonuclear option. As Putin has, time and again, refrained from acting-on various US-led provocations, the American public has looked from the Russian gov’t to the US gov’t and back – and made a subconscious judgment that WE may not be the good guys. Unsettling…
    2) The “dual citizenship people” have overplayed their hand. When control was indirect and done only in ‘smoke-filled back rooms’, the sheeple dozed away. Now that we have ‘unsalaried advisors’ of “dual citizenship people” parading around the White House, the American public has looked from Trump to those “dual citizenship people” and back – and made a subconscious judgment that We the People may not be ruling the roost. Unsettling…

    What brought down the Roman Empire (the western half) was basically rot from within. The average citizen no longer believed the State had any interest in him/her, except as a commodity. So, why lay your life down for the State? When the barbarians showed up at the gates, they were not met with a hornet’s nest; they were met with a sullen public…

    1. “Now that we have ‘unsalaried advisors’ of “dual citizenship people” parading around the White House, the American public has looked from Trump to those “dual citizenship people” and back – and made a subconscious judgment that We the People may not be ruling the roost.”

      You nailed it.
      I am in awe of how brash and bold having ‘him’ in the White House really is. I’m 98% sure he is Mossad, as well.

      1. Thanks. I would make it around 99.99%, myself. Although, at that level of ‘command’, I suspect he is briefed by those who actually give orders to Mossad. Cut out the middlemen…

    2. Barbarians at the gates as an anticlimatic event: there is a great poem by Kavafis on this subject.

  3. marcos toledo

    What that old Billy Idol song “Dancing With My Self” that’s the USSA problem. They are addicted to being the master they have to free themselves from the slavery of being the master or the heading for the trash bin of history.

  4. Robert Barricklow

    Democratic resistance to an authoritarian rule in a post-legal world? Puppet governments possibly being undermined?

    There’s nothing that scares American rulers more than the prospect of democracy breaking out.

  5. anakephalaiosis

    “The” Giza Death Star does sound weaponized. Interesting how a small particle can hold such leverage. Mr. Dale Cooper has to wake up and smell the coffee.

    There is an interesting concept in the “Stone Kingdom”, referring to Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. It might be the “capstone” of the pyramid, that is the particle “The”.

    Just an observation…

  6. About that particularly small country with influential members with dual citizenship. Why not just say it loud and proud? Dubai. US ‘person’ Haliburton Company has bipolar interests and concerns that are not restricted to the nation-state of the US of A, doesn’t it? And what of its Big Brother Exxon-Mobil? Could it have an inordinate amount of influence in our little nation-state the US of A? I think you might have overlooked or underestimated some of those with the mixed loyalty you speak of.

    1. Phil the Thrill

      Ha ha! Those first two sentences worked me up like a robust timpani drum roll, but instead of Gabriel’s trumpet blast at the crescendo, you raise a kazoo to your lips and squeak, “Dubai.” I haven’t been so let down since Geraldo kicked open the doors of Al Capone’s secret vaults.

  7. “If you want to know who rules over you, simply find out who you cannot criticize.” – Voltaire
    A more modern version would be: “If you want to understand who owns you, simply determine who it is illegal to criticize or boycott.”
    Why is it that a “particularly small country in the Middle East” can act with impunity and impose its will on the rest of the world? Well, “to put it country simple” through their “Babylonian money magic”, they now own most of the world. If Jim Stone is correct in his analysis, they also have “nuclear blackmail” in place to insure compliance.

    1. Yes, I can attest to the derogatory statements about the Irish and Italians and the hard time adjusting in the US, especially in a small town where the bible bangers hated Catholics and still do to an extent. I believe in “live and let live” so long as people don’t try to stuff their opinions down my throat or their religion from wherever it comes. db

  8. Executive summary:
    The people of the world are fed up with being ruled by a looting cabal. We can no longer effectively bully our vassals. No one buys our BS anymore.

    Let’s double down on all the things that got us into this mess.

  9. Sounds like a document designed to mollify defence (i.e. war) contractors and related internet-panopticon corporations involved in propaganda and censorship in the “Heimatland”. There is no attempt at any serious in-depth geopolitical analysis, but if the arguments are analysed on a “follow the money” basis everything gets clearer.

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