July-August 2000 Issue - Cover Story
Perpetual War for Perpetual Commerce
BLOOD FOR OIL, DRUGS FOR ARMS
By Bob Djurdjevic
AUSTRALIA, Apr. 10, 2000 – Blood for oil, drugs for
arms - are the two lasting legacies of the 20th century, by far the
deadliest 100 years in human history. The
so-called “American Century” turned into a disaster for mankind, with nearly
200 million people killed by governments alone, according to research by Prof.
R.J. Rummell of the University of Hawaii. If
western consumers ever realized how much human blood they were pouring into
their cars’ when they fill their gasoline tanks, heat their homes or light
their barbecues; chances are, the conscientious among them may prefer to go back
to the horse and buggy days and use wood-burning stoves.
course, the terrible death toll wasn’t all because of oil.
But much of it was, especially in the last two decades of the century.
When the U.S. President, Jimmy Carter, declared in the late 1970s the oil
fields of the Middle East a vital U.S. interest, the so-called Carter Doctrine
opened the floodgates to future wars.
line in the sand vis-a-vis the then U.S. Cold War opponent, the Soviet Union,
coupled with some Bush-Baker State Department trickery, drew Iraq into invading
Kuwait in the summer of 1990, and lead to the subsequent Gulf War.
Which was the first major shedding of human blood for New World Order
oil, in which hundreds of thousands of Iraqis perished
Gulf War was also a blueprint for future oil and geopolitical wars of the 1990s.
The world’s most powerful countries would gang up together against
small nations that didn’t want to surrender their freedom and sovereignty to
the Princes of the 20th century, the multinational companies and
their proxies in western governments. Somalia,
Haiti, Bosnia, Rwanda, Thailand, Kosovo, East Timor… can all attest to it.
the curtain dropped on the twilight of the industrial era at the close of the
century; spilling human blood to line the western multinationals’ pockets, and
to fuel our factories, vehicles and homes had reached a morbid crescendo.
But it also marked the apex of the West, as glimmers of mankind’s new
dawn in the East became discernible on the first day of the 21st
the wars in Chechnya, for example. We
are told by the establishment media that the 1994-1995 and 1999-2000 conflicts
were about Islamic separatism and ethnic hatreds. They were not. They
were about oil. And about a deadly
game of geopolitical dominoes.
the Caucasus, the geopolitical war dominoe quiz goes like this… What falls
after Ossetia (1)? Answer: Nagorno-Kharabak. What falls after Nagorno-Kharabak
(2)? Answer: Abkhazia. What falls after Abkhazia (3)? Answer: Chechnya. What
falls after Chechnya (4)? Answer: Dagestan.
What falls after Dagestan? “Hopefully Boris Yeltsin, rather than
radioactive fallout from a nuclear war,” this writer commented in an Aug. 12,
it were, Yeltsin had already fallen, when he was forced to appoint Vladimir
Putin as premier three days earlier. It’s
just that few people outside of the Russian military grasped that at the time.
Less than five months later, Yeltsin’s resignation left no doubt about
as in Bosnia and Kosovo, where the West sought to dismantle the former
Yugoslavia, the Chechnya wars were fomented by the West in an effort to
destabilize Russia. The Princes had
a vested interest in encouraging and funding the Islamic rebels in the Caucasus,
just as they had used the Islamic secessionists in Bosnia and Kosovo to
dismantle the former Yugoslavia.
Why? So as to fill a geopolitical vacuum which the end of the Cold War created in the Balkans. And to try to connect the two geographically separate wings of NATO – Turkey to Italy – via the so-called “Green Interstate” (see the map).
Corridor VIII, if you prefer the “official” geopolitical jargon devoid of
the blood and gore inherent in the New World Order’s attempt to construct an
Islamic demographic “highway” from Bihac in western Bosnia, to Ankara in
Turkey, and eventually to Karachi in Pakistan.
Including the all-important Caspian Sea oil routes.
Take a look at the maps of the Caucasus region, and then you will understand why this writer predicted over two years ago (in a Jan. 12, 1998 Truth in Media report) that the Caspian Sea oil would become the world’s next major conflagration point.
will see that the Russian pipeline runs through Dagestan and Chechnya – the
regions which the West has been trying to destabilize, so as to squeeze Russia
from its soft southern underbelly using the Islamic "freedom fighters"
a.k.a. terrorists as their whips. As
they did in Bosnia and Kosovo, they used the mostly Islamic Albanian KLA
"freedom fighters," a.k.a. drug trafficking terrorists, to cause
trouble in Serbia.
(Also see the "Three NWO Rings Around Russia" map, and "Blood and Treasure for the Benefit of Private Interests?", this writer’s Washington Times column, Sunday, May 4, 1997, at the Truth in Media web site, if you want to understand why Russia is still the Bogey No. 1 of the New World Order, and why the southern Islamic ring is only one of the three which the West has devised in order to squeeze ).
the new Russian president, Vladimir Putin, seems to have become a fly in the
ointment of the oil companies and other Princes’ geopolitical schemes.
Which is why the New World Order plutocrats' scorn for Putin was pouring
out as his popularity at home was soaring.
Demonization of Russia by the old familiar code words which had been used
before to slander the Serbs, is back in vogue this year in the NWO establishment
the proven Russo- and Serbophobe, Zbigniew Brzezinski, for example, one of David
Rockefeller's protégés who founded the Trilateral Commission (TC) in 1973.
President Carter, also a founding member of the TC, named Brzezinski his
National Security Advisor upon Carter's election as President in 1976.
Splatter Brzezenski’s venom over another proven Russo- and Serbophobe
– the Wall Street Journal editorial page, and what you get is a borscht of
hate, outmatched in its anti-Orthodox Slavic venom perhaps only by the U.S.
official “Secretary of Hate,” Madeleine Albright.
is why levelheaded U.S. citizens have learned to listen skeptically to the words
of such wholly un-American Americans. And
then do the opposite. If the likes
of Brzezinski or Albright say "zig," the awakened Americans, along
their brethren in the western countries, should almost instinctively "zag."
OpEd piece in the Journal’s Jan. 4 edition invoked derogatory terms, such as
"genocide," to describe Russia's fight against the Chechnya Islamic
insurrectionists. And it bemoaned
the "slaughter of the Chechens," just as this Rockefeller
ideologue-for-hire rued the (fictitious) "massacres" of Kosovo
Albanians, which have now been shown to be an NWO hoax.
for the Chechen terrorists, who tortured and beheaded two British workers in
Chechnya last year, for example, and who blew up apartment buildings all over
Moscow last September, killing hundreds of Russian civilians - such
cold-bloodied murderers of innocent people are "freedom fighters,"
according to Brzezinski. Nor did
this "Big Zbig" offer any regrets or apologies to the families of the
Moscow residents murdered by his Chechen "freedom fighters."
Anymore than he did it to the over 2,000 Serb civilians killed by NATO.
there was one morsel of truth in his OpEd piece which was worth more than all
the hate and racism that comprised the rest of it. Brzezeinski admittd that "the West has strategic as well
as humanitarian reasons to care what happens in Chechnya."
what might these strategic reasons be? "Destabilize
Georgia…," the "Big Zbig said, and thus "jeopardize Western
access to the energy resources in the Caspian region."
We are indebted to Mr. Brzezinski for leaving your fingerprints on this
New World Order crime against truth. Now
all we need to do is "zag" instead of "zig," and we'll get
at the real truth. So change
"destabilize Georgia," to "destabilize Russia."
Substitute "jeopardize Russia's access to the energy resources in
the Caspian region" for "jeopardize Western access…"
Then you will see that as Brzezinski was brazenly lying through his
teeth, he also inadvertently let the truth seep through.
of the Pipelines
the U.S government, a tool in the hands of the Princes, has been pushing for a
route through its vassal countries, such as Turkey. And this time, it did it despite the opposition of some oil
company Princes, who (unsuccessfully) objected to it - on account of much higher
costs of the Turkey route. Its
estimated costs have soared to between $2.5 billion to $4 billion.
a result, the 1,100-mile pipeline - from the
Azerbaijani capital of Baku to the Turkish port of Ceyhan - had been plagued by
geopolitical and economic problems. Stagnant
demand, lower-than-anticipated Caspian production, and the continuing Azeri-Armenian
conflict, have all taken their toll.
investor capital has been lacking for the project as other investment
opportunities in oil-rich zones like West Africa's Gulf of Guinea, the Gulf of
Mexico and offshore Brazil offer more secure returns in less risky economic and
security environments. Caspian oil
investors have grown impatient with the seemingly intractable problems of
developing the Turkish option. But there now is a growing expectation among them
that Washington will provide financial guarantees for a project it regards as a
priority strategic objective to economically jump-start the southern Balkans.
Russia was not sitting idly and watching the multinational Princes trying to
pick its pockets. As the Associated
Press reported on July 27, 1999, Greece and Russia, along with Bulgaria, agreed
to step up efforts for the construction of a Greco-Russian pipeline to carry
Russian crude oil through Bulgaria and Greece.
The 285-kilometer-long pipeline would link the ports of Burgas in
Bulgaria and Alexandroupolis in northern Greece, allowing Russia to export oil
through the Black Sea, while bypassing the Bosphorus in Turkey (see the map).
then there is another proposed trans-Balkan line , from Burgas to the port of
Durres in Albania (see the map). It
would be much cheaper than the Turkish route.
Its estimated cost runs between $800 million to $1 billion.
Continuing conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, especially in Kosovo, had
made it appear impractical in past years. But
now that the U.S. government would guarantee security in the region by the
presence of its troops in Macedonia, and the NATO led occupation of Kosovo, the
Princes, who had the most to gain both from the Kosovo War NATO’s takeover of
this Serbian province, may be emboldened to go ahead with the project.
if to underline that message, the U.S. government gave Bulgaria last year a
half-million dollar grant to explore building a pipeline across the Balkans to
pump Caspian Sea oil to the West - at the height of the Kosovo War (on June 2,
1999). The move sent shock waves
through Turkey, a key U.S. ally that wants the potentially lucrative pipeline
U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced it had awarded the $588,000 grant to
Bulgaria to carry out a feasibility study for the pipeline. Under the proposed
plan, Caspian oil would be shipped by tankers from the Black Sea ports of
Novorossiysk in Russia and from Supsa in former Soviet Georgia, and then pumped
by overland pipeline across Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania to European
grant represents a significant step forward for this policy (of multiple
pipeline routes) and for U.S. business interests in the Caspian region,"
said TDA Director J. Joseph Grandmaison. The pipeline also would satisfy
environmentalist groups who have expressed concern that tankers laden with
Caspian crude would threaten an immense environmental damage to the Bosphorus
sea lane between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.
Bulgaria-Macedonia-Albania route has already won support in Moscow and from the
Chevron-led Caspian Pipeline Consortium that is developing the
Caspian-Kazakhstan oil deposits. Turkish
authorities have now conceded privately that Ankara had underestimated Russia's
capacity to extend its influence in the southern Caucasus states of Armenia and
Georgia, thereby dictating a high-risk security environment to the building and
maintenance of the Baku-Ceyhan line.
oil pipeline routes from the Caspian Sea reserves that would also bypass Turkey
are now being considered by investors and corporate planners.
They include a Turkmenistan-to-Iran route that would ship Central Asian
oil south to Persian Gulf oil terminals. And they extend even to a proposed
2,100 mile pipeline across Central Asia to the east from Kazakhstan to the oil
hungry, rapidly- growing industries of China.
plans too threaten to undermine long-term investor confidence in the Baku-Ceyhan
project. The Turkish government is therefore beginning to recognize the need to
redefine its energy policy and pipeline strategy. On June 21, 1999, Ankara
announced that its state oil company, Turkish Petroleum, had entered into a
joint venture agreement with Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) for oil and gas drilling
operations in Turkey's Black Sea waters.
the game of the New World Order’s globalist geopolitical war dominoes
continues. Just as one crisis
subsides, the protagonists of the "perpetual commerce through perpetual
war"-strategy ignite new ethnic flash points around the world.
the Balkans, the globalist war dominoes quiz goes like this… What falls after
Slovenia and Croatia? Answer: Bosnia. What falls after Bosnia? Answer: Kosovo?
What falls after Kosovo? Answer: Montenegro. What falls after Montenegro?
Answer: Vojvodina or Sandzak - take your pick.
And all of them fall into NATO's lap, meaning all are a part of the
three-pronged global NWO anti-Russian strategy - links in an iron ring around
Russia's western (European) neck (see the map).
months before the New Day of Infamy, March 24, 1999, the day NATO started
bombing Serbia, I said in a column written for the New Dawn magazine,
“Washington’s Crisis Factory,” that the entire “Kosovo Crisis,”
including the creation of the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), of which
no one had heard until less than two years before, was a result of clandestine
about the supposed Racak massacre, I also pointed out in that piece that the
State Department diplomats, such as “The Butcher of El Salvador,” William
Walker, whom Albright had appointed to spearhead the U.S. “diplomatic
effort” in the region, was nothing more than an instrument of Kosovo
destabilization and the voice of demonization of the Serbs.
now the London Sunday Times has also confirmed it in its March 12, 2000 story
headlined “CIA aided Kosovo guerrilla army.”
“American intelligence agents have admitted they helped to train the
Kosovo Liberation Army before Nato's bombing of Yugoslavia, the Times said.
“The disclosure angered some European diplomats, who said this had undermined
moves for a political solution to the conflict between Serbs and Albanians.”
European diplomats in Pristina, Kosovo's capital, concluded from Walker's
background that he was inextricably linked with the CIA. The picture was muddied
by the continued separation of American "diplomatic observers" from
the mission. “The American agenda
consisted of their diplomatic observers, aka the CIA, operating on completely
different terms to the rest of Europe and the OSCE,” said a European envoy.”
CIA sources who have now broken their silence say the diplomatic observers were
more closely connected to the agency. “It
was a CIA front, gathering intelligence on the KLA's arms and leadership,”
said one, according to the Times’ story.
how did the KLA get its weapons and equipment?
The same way as the Contras did in the 1980s – by dealing in narcotics,
with tacit or overt help by Washington. A
Feb/Jan 2000 report by the Mother Jones Wire (MJW), “Heroin Heroes,”
corroborates the drug trafficking links and winks which the Clinton
administration and the KLA have been exchanging for years.
And confirms that the U.S. is being run by thugs who cavort and support
the drug-dealing thugs, among others, around the world.
enforcement officials in Europe have suspected for years that ties existed
between Kosovar rebels and Balkan drug smugglers,” writes the MJW. “But in
the six months since Washington enthroned the Kosovo Liberation Army in that
Yugoslav province, KLA-associated drug traffickers have cemented their influence
and used their new status to increase heroin trafficking and forge links with
other nationalist rebel groups and drug cartels… The repercussions of this
drug connection are only now emerging, and many Kosovo observers fear that the
province could be evolving into a virtual narco-state under the noses of 49,000
peacekeeping troops” - some of the KLA’s best customers, according to the
reports by the Serbian media.
hundreds of years, Kosovo Albanian smugglers have been among the world's most
accomplished dealers in contraband, aided by a propitious geography of isolated
ports and mountainous villages, says the MJW.
German Federal Police now say that Kosovar Albanians import 80 percent of
Europe's heroin. So dominant is the Kosovo Albanians’ presence in trafficking
that many European users refer to illicit drugs in general as "Albanka,"
or Albanian lady.
one point in 1996… more than 800 ethnic Albanians were in jail in Germany on
narcotics charges, according to the MJW. In
many places, the Kosovo Albanian traffickers gained a foothold through raw
violence. According to a 1999 German Federal Police report, "The ethnic
Albanian gangs have been involved in drugs, weapons trafficking, blackmail, and
murder. They are increasingly prone to violence."
most alarmingly, Kosovar drug dealers associated with the KLA have begun to form
partnerships with Colombian traffickers -- the world's most notorious
drug lords. We have an all-new situation now," Europol's Storbeck told the
MJW. "Colombians like to use Kosovo Albanian groups for distribution of
cocaine. The Albanians are getting stronger and stronger, and there is a certain
job sharing now. They are used by
Turks for smuggling into the European Union and by Colombians for distribution
what did the Clinton White House say about that?
U.S. Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 prohibits aid to any entity that has
colluded with narcotics traffickers. Late
last spring, Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to President Bill
Clinton requesting an assessment of KLA drug trafficking.
The president responded that neither CIA nor the DEA (Drug Enforcement
Administration) "has any intelligence that indicates the KLA has either
been engaged in other criminal activity or has direct links to any organized
Just as the same lamentable U.S. President once claimed that he
“didn’t have sex with that woman.” And
just as an earlier White House liar (Richard Nixon) asserted on national
television in the early 1970s, “I am not a crook!”
Before being forced to leave the White House in disgrace.
was no action," said a congressional source close to Grassley. "It was
House officials deny a whitewashing of KLA activities. "We do care about
[KLA drug trafficking]," said Bob Agresti (of the White House Office of
National Drug Control Policy, whose name, by the way, sounds very Albanian to
this writer. If so, talk about a
fox guarding a chicken coop!?). "It's just that we've got our hands full
trying to bring peace there.”
What peace? Make it a
“peace farce,” as evident by the over 1,100 Kosovo Serbs who were murdered
during the NATO “peace” mission which commenced on June 12, 2999, and as can
be seen by more than 200,000 who were driven from their ancestral homes.
DEA, whose sole purpose in life to fight the trafficking of narcotics, seemed
equally reticent to address the issue. According
to Michel Koutouzis, the DEA's website once contained a section detailing Kosovo
Albanian trafficking. But a week
before the U.S.-led bombings began, the section disappeared.
MJW’s devastating indictment of the Clinton administration's criminal
activities carried out under the guise of civility and "humanitarian"
interventions, summed it up as follows:
our embrace of the KLA the latest in an ignoble tradition of aiding drug
traffickers for political reasons? Similar recipients of U.S. largesse have
included the Nicaraguan Contras, former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega, the
Afghan Taliban, and Burma's Khun Sa.”
and Chechnya: Similarities and Differences
substitute the Chechens for Kosovo Albanians in the above paragraphs, and you
will see why the Chechen wars were a mirror image of the West’s
destabilization efforts, both in the former Yugoslavia, and in Russia.
one big difference, though. Unlike
the Boris Yeltsin Russian government which kow-towed before the West during the
1994-1995 Chechen war, or Slobodan Milosevic’s chickening out over Kosovo last
June, the Putin administration reacted decisively and with full force against
the Chechen terrorists. As a
result, they have been virtually wiped out, with survivors forced to hide in
mountainous crevices in the south of this Russian province.
the same fate sooner or later await the Kosovo Albanians, the NATO
“protection” notwithstanding? Probably.
For, the Balkans is known in history as the graveyard of empires.
The Ottoman and the Austrian empires broke their backs there. The Third
Reich was also buried there. It’s
starting to look as if that's where the New World Order’s Evil Empire will
also bite the dust.
a former Russian naval officer put it recently, quoting a famous Russian author,
Valentin Pikul, "(in battle) the Serbs stand like a rock, and fall like a
cliff." The “tsunami”
which the fall of Kosovo has unleashed is yet to reach the western shores.
But there is no doubt that it’s on its way.
end of the North Atlantic Terrorist Organization, also known as NATO, started as
its bombing of Serbia ended. The
Serbs and the 250 Russian troops changed the course of history on June 11, 1999,
when they snatched the sophisticated underground Slatina (Pristina, Kosovo)
military airport right under the noses of their “victorious” but klutzy NATO
“Uebermenschen.” From that day forward, the Russian quisling, Boris Yeltsin,
became merely a model for a future wax figure in a New World Order museum.
On that day, the epitaphs for Clinton, Tony Blair, Gen. Wesley Clark or
Madeleine Albright were written.
June 11, 1999, it was just a matter of time before the official foreign policy
began to reflect the new anti-western political climate in Russia.
Yeltsin’s appointment of Vladimir Putin, a total unknown in the West,
to the post of the prime minister on Aug. 9, was the first step.
Yeltsin’s stepping down as Russia’s president on Dec. 31, completed
his transition from a president to a wax figure.
was an apt New World Order anti-climax to be played out on the last day of the
20th century. It was
also a prelude to a western sunset.
the first day of the new century also gave mankind its first glimpse of the new
dawn rising in the East. Russia’s
new acting president and a born-again Christian, flew out of Moscow with his
wife at the crack of dawn to be with his troops in Chechnya on the first day of
the first year of the new century. At
the same time, the western leaders partied in the comfort of their palaces.
Just as the Austro-Hungarian and Turkish royals happily toasted the new
century one hundred years ago, oblivious of their impending sunset.
so, God’s World Order is once again unfolding as it has been for millions of
years. The sun is rising in the
east, and it is setting in the west. Sooner
or later, a new dawn will shine on Kosovo, too. As it already has on Chechnya.
Bob Djurdjevic is an internationally published writer and founder of the Truth in Media, a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization (www.truthinmedia.org).
FOOTNOTES: 1. South Ossetian minority in the former Soviet republic of Georgia started a fight for independence and (re)union with
North Ossetians (Russia) in 1990, after Georgia became an independent state. Parallels with the plight of Bosnian Serbs and their war
of independence and (re)union with Serbia are unmistakable. It's just that Bosnia's recognition by the NWO came in 1992.
2. Since 1991, the Nagorno-Kharabak region in Azerbaijan, populated mostly by Armenians, has been also fighting a war of independence and for the right to join the mother country (Armenia).
3. Abkhazia is the western region of the former Soviet state of Georgia, which declared independence in July 1992, and has been at war with Georgia ever since.
4. Chechnya's war for independence from Russia took place in 1994-1995, when Islamic rebels murdered scores of Russians in this Russian province. Parallels with the Albanian KLA terrorist actions in Kosovo, which started in 1997, and escalated in 1998-1999 are unmistakable. The only missing ingredient is the NATO bombing and subsequent occupation of the Kosovo domino.
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