THE WISDOM FUND: News & Views
February 3, 2014
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West Manufactures 'Opposition Movements'

From Egypt, Ukraine, the Turkish-Syrian border, Cuba and Thailand

by Andre Vltchek

Government buildings are being trashed, ransacked. It is happening in Kiev and Bangkok, and in both cities, the governments appear to be toothless, too scared to intervene.

What is going on? Are popularly elected administrations all over the world becoming irrelevant; as the Western regime creates and then supports thuggish 'opposition movements' designed to destabilize any state that stands in the way of its desire to fully control the planet? . . .

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[US President Barack Obama continues to preach from the White House about violence and the moral responsibility of his country as if the destructive and leading role played by Washington in the Middle East is completely removed from the state of hopelessness and humiliation felt by a generation of Muslim youth. It is as if war, foreign occupation and the systematic destruction of an entire civilization - still referred to by many Muslims as an 'Ummah' - will come at no price, aside from fluctuating oil prices.--Ramzy Baroud, "Reverting to the Ummah: Who Is the 'Angry Muslim' and Why," antiwar.com, June 26, 2014]

[At the core of this pseudo-world is the myth that our national institutions, including those of government, the military and finance, are efficient and virtuous, that we can trust them and that their intentions are good. These institutions can be criticized for excesses and abuses, but they cannot be assailed as being hostile to democracy and the common good. They cannot be exposed as criminal enterprises, at least if one hopes to retain a voice in the mass media.--Chris Hedges, "The Myth of the Free Press," TruthDig, October 26, 2014]

["Extremism" is even more vaporous than "terrorism." With terrorism, at least the individual or group is purportedly committing (or planning to commit) some violent act. An extremist, on the other hand, is someone with a bad attitude who might do something unpleasant in the future. Crackdowns on potential extremists can provide the perfect tool to demonize political opposition at home and abroad.--James Bovard, "Obama's Hypocritical Crusade Against Extremism," antiwar.com, October 28, 2014]

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