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TiM Bulletin 2013-03

June 13, 2013

June 13, 2013 - A 15-year update to "Perpetual War for Perpetual Commerce"-a Chronicles magazine 1998 column - and "Afghanistan: War for Lithium" (Mar 2013)

American & Iraqi Blood for Chinese Profit

"Privatizing War" and shedding "Blood for Oil" were new New World Order inventions of the 1990s; But Iraq war tops it all: American and Iraqi blood was spilled so that Chinese can profit




China is the main beneficiary of Iraq's oil revival

June 13, 2013 - A 15-year update to "Perpetual War for Perpetual Commerce"-a Chronicles magazine 1998 column - and "Afghanistan: War for Lithium" (Mar 2013)

American & Iraqi Blood for Chinese Profit

"Privatizing War" and shedding "Blood for Oil" were new New World Order inventions of the 1990s; But Iraq war tops it all: American and Iraqi blood was spilled so that Chinese can profit; And nobody in America cares?

Washington Now Beating War Drums Again Calling for Another Foreign War: Is Syria Next?

Some Reactions to Washington's War Drum Beating on Syria...

HAIKU, Maui, June 13, 2013 - By now everybody knows that George W. Bush's pretext for started the war in Iraq 10 years ago was a hoax. Saddam Hussein never had any "weapons of mass destruction" - the bogus reason American and Iraqi blood has been shed in that country for the last decade. But Iraqis did have plenty of oil. And Washington wanted to get its paws on it. So that "American" multinationals, like Exxon or Chevron, could make a killing with it.

It was supposed to be a classic "Blood for Oil, Drugs for Armsl"-war - as this writer pointed out in a July 2000 essay published in the New Dawn magazine in Australia. It was to be a replay of the true and tried "Privatizing War" (2004) scenario. The New World Order leaders invented it in the Balkans in the early 1990s, and have since expanded it around the globe several times over.

Ten years later, however, that's not how things turned out. In the end, it was the Chinese who benefited the most, Yes, the Chinese, who stood by and watched as Americans and Iraqis slugged it out against each. Nearly 4,500 American soldiers and over 110,000 Iraqis died so that Chinese companies could secure a supply of oil for their factories and cars (see the stories below).  That's the sad bottom line of the George W. Bush's Iraqi war.

And virtually nobody in America is making a fuss over it?  In fact, here's the Obama administration no getting ready to involve us in yet another foreign war that Washington had started (see "Washington Crisis Factory," and  Syrian president has used chemical weapons, crossing 'red line,' US says). And nobody cares that this war could end up just as badly for us as Iraq did, if not worse?

So let's sum up this week's big headline news:

  • A brave young man (Edward Snowden) risks his life and property so American can learn that our government has been spying on us for years. Illegally, of course, despite its claim that such massive surveillance was authorized by a "secret court."

A "secret court"? Isn't that an oxymoron? The essence of the American public court system is that it is PUBLIC? Justice like that is what the Nazis and the Communists dispensed in their "courts." And that's what we now have in America.

Worse, when Sen. Rand Paul (KY) sponsored a bill today (June 13) that would curb the National Security Agency's ability to search phone records, not a single other U.S. senator has signed on! And that's good news for Rand Paul, some pundits think, given his presidential ambitions following a historic filibuster in early March against the use of drones in America.

  • Furthermore, the Washington "hawks," like John McCain and the draft-dodger Bill Clinton, for example, want Obama to go to another war and shed American blood from which only foreign countries and multinational companies may benefit, if at all.

And nobody cares? Except perhaps the families of those who are serving in the armed forces. And most of them are probably swallowing Washington's bogus reasons for waging foreign wars which have little to do with our national security, and everything to do with corporate revenues and profits.

Whatever happened to the children of the Baby Boomers who marched on Washington and stirred up the nation's conscience in the 1960s with the "Make Love Not War" slogans? Too busy texting each other with iPhones and Blackberries to notice the real world around them? Hm... maybe they should be the first ones to be drafted for Obama's war in Syria?

Some Reactions to Washington's War Drum Beating on Syria...

PS: Speaking of the latter, reactions around the world to Washington's latest warmongering adventure have been loud and clear. Check out this morning's headlines (June 14)...

Syria: U.S. Statements 'Full Of Lies'

The Syrian government on Friday dismissed U.S. charges that it used chemical weapons as "full of lies," accusing President Barack Obama of resorting to fabrications to justify his decision to arm Syrian rebels. The commander of the main rebel umbrella group welcomed the U.S. move.

Russia Disputes U.S. Claims On Chemical Weapons In Syria

President Vladimir Putin's foreign affairs adviser says Moscow is not convinced with Washington's claim that Syrian regime had used chemical weapons against the opposition.


Bob Altzar Djurdjevic is a writer, musician, video maker, thrice-ordained Inca-shaman and business consultant based in Maui, Hawaii (,,, and He is also a former war correspondent and geopolitical commentator whose columns have been published by major media in the U.S. and around the world.



China Is Reaping Biggest Benefits of Iraq Oil Boom


Since the toppling of Saddam Hussein, Chinese state-owned companies have poured workers and billions of dollars into Iraq to secure a steady supply of energy for China.


    Iraqi oil losing luster for U.S. companies - › Business News › Energy Resources
    Mar 29, 2013 – U.S. oil companies seem to be losing interest in Iraq, which a decade ago was seen as the big prize in the global energy business.
  2. Why the war in Iraq was fought for Big Oil -‎
    Apr 15, 2013 – It has been 10 years since the American-led invasion of Iraq that ..... to BP and Shell, the West's largest oil companies have set up shop in Iraq.
  3. China Reaps Biggest Benefits of Iraq Oil Boom -‎
    Jun 2, 2013 – BAGHDAD — Since the American-led invasion of 2003, Iraq has become one of the world's top oil producers, and China is now its biggest ...
  4. Iraqi oil: Once seen as U.S. boon, now it's mostly China's | McClatchy‎
    Mar 27, 2013 – Iraq hasn't become the bonanza for big Western international oil companies that some might have expected when the U.S. invaded 10 years ...

Here's this writer's comment about that which was published later in the day in the Huffington Post World edition:


That is the only constant in US foreign policy regardless of who is in the White House or what party has the majority on the Hill. That was also the topic of this editorial column I wrote 15 years ago for the Chicago-based CHRONICLES magazine: PERPETUAL WAR FOR PERPETUAL COMMERCE.

Why? Because war is good for business. And human lives are cheap when someone is on a quest to rule the world.

What Karzai said yesterday (Mar 9) about the US possible complicity in the alleged Taliban atrocities in Afghanistan is entirely plausible based on my experiences as a Balkans war correspondent and geopolitical columnist in the 1990. Washington has often covertly colluded with local thugs to kill and maim local population - their own people (!) - so as to justify the eventual foreign military intervention and the presence of NATO/American troops from which such local US "allies" benefited financially and politically.

In fact, it was the prevalence of such practices that allowed me to predict the Kosovo War, for example, well before it actually happened. See the "WASHINGTON CRISIS FACTORY" column, for example, published in the New Dawn magazine before the Kosovo War as a case in point: WASHINGTON CRISIS FACTORY.

The cartoon on the right was part of several columns this writer published on the subject of the so-called New World Order in the 1990s. These stories showed that the true motto of the globalist "elite," whose goal is to eventually rule the world, is not "world peace through world trade," as they keep saying, but "perpetual war for perpetual commerce" (Click on Truth in Media COLUMNS for more stories like this.).

And now, a story behind the Mar 10 Afghan news story...

Washington Crisis Factory

I asked tongue-in-cheek in some of my 1990s columns:

Question: "What is the difference between the civil and mechanical engineers?"

Answer: "Civil engineers build the targets. Mechanical engineers build the weapons." :-)

Conclusion: "Either way, the 'death merchants' and their corporate pals win. Either way, people lose."

So we are back to "Washington Crisis Factory," a 1998 essay which predicted the Kosovo War using similar deduction about the ruthless tactics of the ruthless globalist "elite."  "The more the world changes, the more it stays the same," as Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Carr noted in 1849.

As you can see, things are rarely what they seem at face value based on Washington or globalist media pontifications. Americans may be dying in Afghanistan for Lithium, or so that the US "death merchants" can keep on lining their pockets with taxpayers' money. 

Now that's a conclusion you can take to the bank. It is a glove that fits the hands that masterminded most of the global conflicts since the end of the Cold War nearly a quarter century ago. Our so-called "elite" use the same MO as the Romans - "divide and conquer." And we all know what happened to the Roman Empire.  

Smart people try to learn from history so as not to repeat it.  What does that tell us about how smart this so-called "elite" is?  And what does it suggest their future is going to be like, even if some of us don't get to see it in this lifetime?

The universe is unfolding as it should. That's the good news.

For more on this topic, also see... 

"Perpetual War for Perpetual Commerce" (Aug 1998); Plutocrats of the New World Order (Mar 1997); Bilking Main Street to finance Wall St.'s greed (May 1997), DANCING 'ROUND THE GOLDEN CALF (Aug 1997), WIPING OUT THE MIDDLE CLASS (May 1998), Toward a Nation of Morons  (Washington Times, Jan 2006, click here for the TiM version), etc.

Click on COLUMNS for more stories like this.

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