i’m not sure how much of a role humor has to play around here … probably not very much ….

The Ongoing Restructuring of the Greater Middle East
CJ Hopkins, Jun 25 2019

Map showing the 40 military bases Pindostan has been compelled to position around Iran to combat Iranian aggression.

So, according to the corporate media, and to President Literally Hitler, himself, while Pindostan was sleeping last Friday morning, the USAF was just minutes away from bombing the bejesus out of some desolate outposts somewhere in the Iranian desert and launching another catastrophic military blunder in the Middle East. At approximately 0400 Zulu time, President Hitler and his top advisors (among them, John “the Walrus of Death” Bolton) were gathered in the Pentagon’s War Room, flight paths arcing across the big board. The hotline to Vladimir Putin’s office in St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow had been activated. The full force of the Pindo military was about to be brought to bear upon a package of top-level Iranian targets with no strategic value whatsoever. Apparently, “planes were in the air!” It was all so terribly, terribly exciting.

This awesome demonstration of Pindo resolve was meant to be punishment for the vicious slaughter of an expensive Pindo military drone, which was peacefully invading Iranian airspace, and not at all attempting to provoke the Iranians into blowing it out of the sky with a missile so the Pindo military could “retaliate.” The military-industrial complex would never dream of doing anything like that, not even to further the destabilization and restructuring of the Greater Middle East that they’ve been systematically carrying out the since the collapse of the former Soviet Union, which … more on that in just a moment. Nor did the incursion into Iranian airspace of this non-provacative military drone have anything whatsoever to do with the crippling economic sanctions the Pindostan has imposed on Iran in order to completely destroy its economy and foment a coup against its leaders, who are allegedly conspiring with Hezbollah and AQ to develop an arsenal of nuclear weapons to launch at Israel and Toad Arabia, and other peaceful Middle Eastern democracies, and who were possibly responsible for the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and, who knows, maybe even the Holocaust!

Iran callously displaying the butchered remains of the inoccent $220m surveillance drone they ruthlessly murdered.

Remember, Iran is a “terrorist nation,” which is not playing ball with the “international community,” which is why NATO has it completely surrounded and is flying hundred million dollar military drones up and down its coastline. Also, they don’t like homosexuals (the Iranians, not NATO of course), and they burn big Pindo flags on television, and are generally Hitlerian in every other way. On top of which, they’re allies of Russia, the fount of all democracy-hating, fascist evil in the world today. Which, I don’t know, makes it kind of weird that President Hitler would want to attack them, and destroy their economy with those crippling sanctions. I mean, why would Putin allow him to do that? What was the point of brainwashing all those African Americans with those Facebook ads if his Manchurian President Hitler Puppet was just going to let The Walrus of Death and his deep state cronies bomb his allies? Honestly, the more I watch of this movie, the less the plot makes sense to me … but, hey, I’m just a political satirist, and not a professional Putin-Naziologist, or a geopolitical analyst, or whatever. If I were a geopolitical analyst, I guess I might want to take a step back and try to frame last week’s events within a broader historical context, rather than getting all worked up by the manufactured mass hysteria of the moment. If I did that, things might look a bit clearer, albeit somewhat less terribly exciting. For example, that destabilization and restructuring of the Greater Middle East I just mentioned above, which has been in progress since the early 1990s, regardless of who was sleeping in the White House. The Gulf War, the Iraq War, the “Arab Spring,” Egypt, Libya, Syria, et cetera … if I were a geopolitical analyst, I might be able to discern a pattern there, and possibly even some sort of strategy.

If I were a particularly cynical analyst, it might look to me like global capitalism, starting right around 1990, freed by the collapse of the USSR to do whatever the hell it wanted, more or less immediately started dismantling uncooperative power structures throughout the Greater Middle East. My cynical theory would kind of make sense of the “catastrophic policy blunders” that Pindostan has supposedly made in Iraq, Libya, and throughout the region, not to mention the whole GWOT and what it is currently doing to Syria, and Iran. Take a good look at this Smithsonian map of where Pindostan is “combating terrorism.” Note how the Pindo military (global capitalism’s unofficial “enforcer”) has catastrophically blundered its way into more or less every nation depicted. Or ask our “allies” in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Turkey, UAE and so on. OK, you might have to reach them in New York or London, or in the South of France this time of year, but, go ahead, ask them about the horrors they’ve been suffering on account of our “catastrophic blunders.” See, according to this crackpot conspiracy theory that I would put forth if I were a geopolitical analyst instead of just a political satirist, there have been no “catastrophic policy blunders,” not for global capitalism.

The Restructuring of the Greater Middle East is proceeding exactly according to plan. The regional ruling classes are playing ball, and those who wouldn’t have been regime-changed, or are being regime-changed, or are scheduled for regime change. Sure, for the actual people of the region, and for regular Pindos, the last thirty years of wars, “strategic” bombings, sanctions, fomented coups and other such shenanigans have been a pointless waste of lives and money, but global capitalism doesn’t care about people or the “sovereign nations” they believe they live in, except to the extent they are useful. Global capitalism has no nations. All it has are market territories, which are either open for business or not. Take a look at that map again. What you’re looking at is global capitalism cleaning up after winning the Cold War. And yes, I do mean global capitalism, despite all evidence to the contrary, not Pindostan, the “nation” most Pindos think they live in. I know it hurts to accept the fact that Pindostan is nothing but a simulation projected onto an enormous marketplace … but seriously, do you honestly believe that the Pindo government and its military serve the interests of the Pindo creeple? If so, go ahead, review the history of their activities since WW2 and explain to me how they have benefited Pindos, not the corporatist ruling classes but regular working-class Pindos, many of whom can’t afford to see a doctor or buy a house or educate their kids, not without assuming a lifetime of debt to some global financial institution.

OK, so I digressed a little. The point is, Pindostan is not at war with Iran. Global capitalism is at war with Iran. The supranational corporatist empire. Yes, it wears a Pindo face, and waves a big Pindo flag, but it is no more Pindo than the corporations it comprises, or the governments those corporations own, or the military forces those governments control, or the transnational banks that keep the whole show running. This is what Iran and Syria are up against. This is what Russia is up against. Global capitalism doesn’t want to nuke them, or occupy them. It wants to privatize them, like it is privatizing the rest of the world, like it has already privatized Pindostan, according to my crackpot theory, of course, but then again I’m just a political satirist, not a geopolitical analyst. What the hell do I know about anything? Probably if we just impeach Donald Trump or The Walrus of Death or elect Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders or some other individual, we can put an end to all these catastrophic blunders that Pindostan keeps making in the Middle East. So forget about my crackpot conspiracy theories, and let’s get back to whatever terribly exciting crisis is unfolding today. Seriously, my brain kind of hurts. I can’t wait to switch on the Internet and find out who’s threatening Pindostan at the moment … Russians, Iranians, Venezuelans, anti-Semites, Mexican migrants, Nazis? The possibilities are endless. Ready? OK, here we go.

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