SOUTHEAST ASIA VS ISIS: BAD NEWS FOR THE EMPIRE

Mr. J.D., a regular reader here, saw this article and passed it along, and if it is true, it presages yet more shifting in the geopolitics of the Pacific and Asia. Here's the story:

Islamic State: Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia pledge to thwart penetration of South-East Asia

With the rise of Islamic terrorism in the region, we have, of course, the usual surge of Christian-killing:

Malaysia is worried that militants could flee to its eastern state of Sabah — it currently has a wanted list that includes two militants who spearheaded the attempt to capture Marawi.

They are a leader of the Abu Sayyaf group, Isnilon Hapilon, who was proclaimed by IS last year as its "emir" of South-East Asia, and Abdullah Maute, whose followers accounted for a large number of the estimated 400-500 fighters who overran parts of Marawi, killing Christians, and taking dozens of civilians hostage.

Sad as this is, what caught my eye here were these comments by the Philippine Foreign Secretary, Alan Peter Cayetano:

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the meeting aimed to revisit existing security programs between the three and draw up a plan to strengthen and implement them.

His country was now a clear target for extremists, he said, and the region only needed to look at how quickly IS managed to recruit fighters and carve out strongholds in Iraq and Syria.

"These jihadists will be looking for land bases or areas outside Iraq and Syria," Mr Cayetano said. (Emphasis added)

Now, as most readers of this website are aware, I've never bought the idea that Al Qaeda, ISIS, or whatever it's current-name-of-the-week is, has been able to act alone; on the contrary, the scale of its operations suggests strongly that there is large financial backing, and probably the backing of major and of regional powers. There has been, for example, on the internet and in more serious research journals, every indication that there are definite ties between these organizations and factions within western intelligence agencies. This has particularly been the case in Syria, with the West backing some of the most egregiously awful and barbaric people simply to overthrow Assad's regime. There have also been continuing allegations from the American 9/11 truth community, and even lawsuits, about Saudi involvement in these activities via its sponsorship of Muslim "charity" organizations.

This suggests that the same influences might be behind these expansions of terrorist organizations into southeast Asia and western Pacific nations. The key here is that they're "looking for land bases or areas outside of Iraq and Syria." If all these considerations be true, then the "Empire" will have to rethink its foreign policy significantly. The reason? Because as I've argued before, the USSA is increasingly viewed as an unstable "ally", from Europe to the Pacific; the post-9/11 Bush-Obama-Clinton unipolarism simply has not worked. What it has done is push powerful allies away, and increasingly into the arms of the Russian-Chinese BRICS bloc.

And this possibility could happen here, and faster than anyone can imagine, for China has its own Muslim terrorism problem, and would be only too happy not only to stabilize the region, but do so for an entry into lucrative markets.

The key nation to watch here? As always, it's Indonesia, which has been waging its own quiet struggle against radicalism. The problem these nations will now have, since they have committed to sharing intelligence and coordinating efforts, is to gain the help and sponsorship of some power in the region, while avoiding upsetting the USSA, which will, rest assured, try to muscle in on the intelligence-sharing deal, thus ruining any effort at effective action. I suspect this is already a factor in their calculations, and that, accordingly, they will seek intelligence sharing agreements with major nations linked to the US intelligence network, without having to deal directly with it. Russia, Germany, perhaps even India...

The bottom line: What I'm suggesting is that we're watching the emergence of the possibility of a major re-alignment in the Pacific because of the expansion of ISIS into the region. Already Mr. Duterte has signaled his break with the USSA in no uncertain terms; then, his country is hit with ISIS. I don't know about you, but I view that as more than just coincidence.

See you on the flip side...

25 thoughts on “SOUTHEAST ASIA VS ISIS: BAD NEWS FOR THE EMPIRE”

  1. Interesting discussion about the Philippines. My impression (simplifying of course) is that the “educated classes” of the country are a sort of spiritual victim of colonialism: emulations of American pseudoculture (sitcoms and “fashion” made in China), dreams of emigrating to an Anglosphere country (where however they tend to settle in their own communities) and so on. The method of “following the money” could probably tell us a lot about the country’s problems. On a more curious note, convents in Italy and elsewhere in Europe are full of Filipino nuns while local “vocations” are waning; though for some reason priests are much less common…

  2. What’s all the ‘hay’ with Philippine President Duterte? Sure, he previously signaled his break with the USSA by way of an obscenity-laden rant against Obama and the heavy-handed ways of his administration. Duterte has not said anything similar against Trump. Reports are that Duterte’s attitude and relations with America changed dramatically after Donald Trump became POTUS. The previous rift he had was not against Americans per se, but rather it was due to pressure from the US State Department, i.e. Obama’s administration, when it was insisted Duterte should push legislation forward to allow homosexual marriage and other legislation that run counter to the religious beliefs of the majority of Filipino citizens. When he refused to do so, Obama halted the sale of military hardware to the Philippines.

    I seriously doubt Duterte will ever ‘cement’ relations with the Chinese, or kick America to the curb when all is said and done. Because, as other commenter’s here have said Filipino’s have very warm feelings for Americans, but a strong dislike of the Chinese. The most likely thing to happen is Duterte will accept support from Trump to help in the fight against jihadists killing of Christians, and also from Putin.

    Let us consider a few facts about why jihadists are being “forced” to look for new territory under the current Trump administration’s new policy dealing with the Christian killers. In Iraq about 100 die-hard IS survivors are confined to a pile of rubble in Mosul. Western news sources report Kurdish and Arab forces are being backed by heavy Russian air strikes against IS targets in Syria. American, Russian, Kurdish and Arabs forces are now jointly allied against the Syrian remnants of IS in Southwest Raqqua province. This is a good indication the last-stand for the Syrian branch of IS has dwindled to a few more weeks. Will the War Party find a way to wreck the current ceasefire between American and Russian forces in the battle over IS in Raqqua? I hope it does not succeed.

  3. “Already Mr. Duterte has signaled his break with the USSA in no uncertain terms; then, his country is hit with ISIS. I don’t know about you, but I view that as more than just coincidence.”

    Kind of insulting that I originally sent you this, as the crux of my analysis I emailed you, as the Marawi crisis unfolded, and then you give me no credit. In fact, you sent back a 1 sentence reply. It obviously wasn’t even on your radar, judging from the reply. Whatever!

    I watch Filipino politics and S.E. Asian geopolitics like a hawk, due to family and business in the Philippines. The issue is that culturally, the Phils is a hybrid culture, not quite purely Asian, and strongly American in a lot of aspects, obviously due to it’s history.
    It will be interesting to watch how Filipinos react to Duterte’s spineless pivoting to China, as 90% of the population dislikes China, and loves the USA.

      1. Try again? In what way? And unlike Syria, I go to the Philippines, know many Filipinos, and have spoken to many people there about Duterte and China.

        So what was that you were saying?

    1. Not try to pretend to be an expert here, just my own opinion base on what I see, I could be wrong.

      Duterte spineless? If he is really spinless, he wouldn’t dare to take on the military backed drug lord, I know his action was too controversial, but he did actually arresting and executing those over powered drug lord non the less.

      If he really spinless, he wouldn’t even participating in the operation clean up the Islamic terrorist down in the Philippine, those Islamic terrorist is NOT like they forming yesterday or yesterday year, it has been extremely trouble some for more than 20 years in the region, these so call terrorists were all started as pirates, at the beginning they only kidnap the locals, then in year 2000, they started to target tourist and even tourist in other country.

      These Islamic extremist been a big problem for the Philippine for such long time, which President actually do anything about it? And why didn’t they do something about it?

      I totally understand why no one in the Philippine likes China, in fact many Asian and over sea Chinese also dislike China (walking sideways like a Bully crab like NO ONE else’s business). However the major reason the Filipino likes the American because they are strongly influence by the American culture. The original culture the Island country was some kind of tribal community or fishing village, their culture been completely influenced by the Portugal and the Spanish, this is why the majorities of the Filipino are Roman Catholic, later the American basically rule the country, almost like Puerto Rico, a puppet state.

      The problem Filipino has is that almost all the higher educated people are concentrated in Manila, otherwise, if given an opportunity, they will migrate to over sea, USA and Australia are the hottest countries on their migration list, the lesser one will be New Zealand, Singapore, Canada or UK, it is easier for them to move in and adept immediately. The rest of the population out side of Manila are lesser educated, ill informed, they will believe everything what the mainstream media said, that including a Swedish man who doesn’t speak Tagalog lived in Philippine for 20 years watching too much CNN. (Filipino language is call Tagalog, they do not have their own writing system, so they use English alphabet to write their language as they speaks, like Bahasa Melayu)

      I have close family member who are Philippine Filipino not Philippine Chinese.

      1. Hey, thanks for the reply. I agree with alot of what you say.
        But I will stand by calling Duterte spineless, becuase it’s not exactly a secret that China supplies the Philippines with crystal meth, made in Chinese super-labs. It is alot like how most of the meth in the USA comes from Mexican super-labs.

        If Duterte truly care about his people, he would not be getting on his knees for the Chinese, while at the same time mandating a mass slaying of the most vulnerable and helpless of his countrymen, who are hooked on the Chinese drugs being brought into the Phils by the Triads and other Chinese organized crime groups.

        He is spineless, and he craves attention.

  4. I wonder. Is it mere coincidence that, as ISIS encounters setback after setback around the globe, its congressional spokesman, Senator John McCain, lies in hospital recuperating from having a golf-ball-sized clot removed from behind his left eye. Eww! Just think what might have happened, if not for the laudable efforts of the doctors and nurses, to excavate that thing from Mr. McCain’s head.

  5. Unfortunately, most if not all of Joseph’s analyses, inferences & speculations are quite correct (as per first-hand experiences with Phil., Malay, Indonesian, Syrian, Iraqi, Persian, Russian, Chinese, Nigerian, U.S. & other mil/intel guys & gals).

    Before Duterte, Phil. mil/intel/politico guys were not willing/able to cut ties to U.S. mil/intel. For benefit of Filipinos, Duterte is beginning to do so — Thankfully!

    Before Duterte, Phil. military was RWA to literally annihilate Muslim Brotherhood terrorists in Mindanao — several times. At the last minute, prior Phil. presidents always told the Phil. military to ‘pull back’ — much to the chagrin of Phil. mil/intel.

    Until recently, a ‘retired’ USA General, OSS guy & CIA founder coordinated ‘Muslim’ terror in Mindanao from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Rothschild-controlled, as per Malay intel). Funding for Mindanao terrorism comes from Saudi Arabia & other covert IS/Daesh, al-Qaeda & Muslim Brotherhood supporters.

    Given help from other mil/intel guys & me, Malay intel ‘knew’ who downed MH17, but the Malay PM was ‘compromised’ and unwilling/unable to ‘do the right thing.’ Malay intel was pissed.

    Phil., Malay & Indonesian mil/intel also know the truth about Obama’s ‘Pivot to Asia’ — and about Trump’s Kosher/Halal ham-handed bungling… Sad. 😉 .

  6. Obama signaled a ‘pivot’ to the Pacific. It is only now becoming clear which forces were being ‘pivoted’…

    A small spelling correction: Al Qaeda, in its native tongue, is actually spelled All CIA Duh.

  7. The pronouncement of (wanting) an independent foreign policy was far from being short-term or random as the western masters are also keeping an eye on the aberrant leader’s de facto allies and potential successor. They’ve been sending a series of “shaky” signals (if my suspicion is correct).
    The military alliance certainly complicates the IS situation because they can’t actually unwelcome “help” from an ally. And you can’t exactly tell your soldiers that a proxy enemy was sent by supposed friends. But you can let the enemy know you have other friends..

  8. The FCC, CIA, FBI, NSA, NASA and all of the other alphabet gangs (all conveniently filled with Nazis after WWII) were never part of the U.S. government, even though the “U.S. Government” held stock in the agencies. (U.S. v Strang, 254 US491 Lewis v. US, 680 F.2nd, 1239). The “U.S. Government”, a corporation like all the other “governments” with a central bank, act as its “shareholders” dictate. Through the central banks and the debt, they now have dominion over the earth. Their NWO is not forthcoming, it is already here. They just haven’t made it public knowledge yet as there are still too many of us who would oppose it; however, through weaponized vaccines, weaponized biology, weaponized food, weaponized pharmaceuticals, weaponized EMF, weaponized “laws”, etc, that number is dwindling. It is not dwindling fast enough; hence the push for wars everywhere.
    The trick is to maximize the killing without taking it to a total nuclear state, which would put an end even to their shenanigans and most of mankind at the same time. The method used, as always, can best be defined as “boiling frogs” or “death of a thousand cuts”. People are becoming aware, even in their “dumbed down” state, at an increasing pace; they are becoming desperate and accelerating their agenda because they perceive their goal is at hand. They will use whatever is at their disposal in order to do this.

    1. Nazi IS a metaphor for the you-know wh’ews, right? We are all on to exactly wh’ew is the ‘wh’ewish question’-able party here, right?

  9. ISIS is as I have written before is the Barbary Pirates resurrected and think for the same purpose. To wage war for the old military industrial complex that has existed for centuries in one form or another and under one name or another. It may also be a cover for those who practice human sacrifice on a industrial scale.

  10. In old fashioned geopolitics, i.e. the pre-Space and Advanced Weapons era, it made sense to seek an alliance with a relatively distant power to check an aggressive neighbour (e.g. the old Franco-Russian alliance). So from this now obsolete viewpoint Indonesia and neighbours might have found it advantageous to have a US alliance because of longstanding issues with China and in the past 100 years with Japan. Now more than ever none of those countries can trust the US oligarchs; so they will have to rethink (as must the rest of the world) their relations with countries like China and Japan, which are both space and military powers, without forgetting India, with its budding technological and space capabilities.

  11. I share the opinion of many that our USSA intelligence community is deeply involved with ISIS. I am aware of the stories connecting a famous AZ senator to the organization via contacts in Iraq and weapons sales–and the suspicious links of that Senator to the Soros organization. It appears ISIS may have deep Western support–yet at the same time they seem to be the most egregious receiver of our largess ever construed in our foreign policy in modern times. Their methods are clearly reminiscent of another infamous group of people from the pre-WWII era–the Brownshirts of pre-Nazi Germany. It makes me wonder whether ISIS is as much about the use of the USSA’s intelligence dollar against USSA’s intelligence community itself to drive a wedge between us and our clients. This type of operation is typical Nazi tactics. One the one hand it makes me wonder how our intelligence community could be so stupid. Then again, it is yet another very deep indicator of how thoroughly penetrated that community has become to Nazi influence. If an intelligence network is successful in hijacking an international operation for the purpose of establishing a fascist global banking, drug and human trafficking and covert operations network leading to a world government it would need both the USSA’s and Russia’s resources to pull it off. And they would use organizations like ISIS to create tension to force a showdown. With Russia not taking the bait maybe they are now turning their attention to China!

    1. Having said this, I don’t believe my opinion is incompatible with Dr. Farrell’s assessment in the least. I strongly agree with it, but I’m also pointing out the possibility that our intelligence community has been hijacked by the Nazi International and is being used to run it’s own foreign policy objectives rather than those of it’s host.

      1. We can appreciate your tact, but why beat around the bush? You speak of John “W e t S t art” Mc Cain, and the fact that he still walks free, instead of being tried for his idiotic actions in 1967 which resulted in the deaths of over 300 Navy servicemen, speaks to the degree which the USA is systemically corrupt.
        But then, I’m sorta radical in my views; it’s my opinion that this federal “government” we are encumbered with is not only systemically corrupt, but entirely illegitimate. I’ll tell you, my digestion improved immensely when I stopped trying to rationalize Nancy Pelosi’s presence in Congress for 30+ years, because I realized that the addled dingbat never rightfully belonged there in the first place.

        1. The matter really does come down to who and what is actually pulling the strings. If you’ve read Solzhenistyn’s Gulag, it was a conference held in an inner room that only Stalin went into…alone. All else is just smoke and trick mirrors with everyone acting the fool and getting paid off to legislate confusion and misinformation.

    2. I tend to agree with most of your assessment.
      No doubt, the Rockefeller types had their input in this “revolting development”
      [another Laurel & Hardy tag line].
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