"No west European leader, absolutely none, has dared to publicly express the idea that the refugees from Iraq, Syria, Libya, the Horn of Africa, Nigeria and Mali are not fleeing dictatorships, but the chaos into which we have deliberately...plunged their countries." - Thierry Meyssan "C'est toujours l'me qui gagne les combats decisifs" - Jean Raspail
The Russia Analyst recently mentioned in this space that our mother in law was asking the wife last week if we'd heard about the migrant crisis in Europe. I said yes, but the vast majority of Americans, caught up in NFL football being back, Bruce Jender'd Kardashians, Trump and #BlackLivesMatter or just plain crazy motivated shootings, probably would have to ask, "What crisis?".
Like the Late, Decadent Roman Empire, the Barbarian Hordes Are Coming
On Friday it seems Russian media as well as many European countries' top story was the discovery by police of 71 decomposing migrants' bodies including those of several children inside a truck trailer in southeastern Austria. This comes after hundreds of migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean and amply documented tales of holiday makers picking up desperate Middle Easterners and Africans from the sea. As AFP reports, the Europeans are doing their typically European thing -- scheduling a meeting for weeks out, while their cops and border guards are overwhelmed and citizens are demanding action:
The United Nations estimates 300,000 people have fled conflict and hardship in the Middle East and Africa for a better life in Europe this year alone. Millions more sit in camps in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.
Some 2,500 have died in the treacherous journey, most drowning in the waters of the Mediterranean after being crammed into unseaworthy boats.
European Union home affairs ministers are to hold emergency talks on September 14 in Brussels to try and "strengthen the European response," the government of Luxembourg, which holds the rotating EU presidency, announced Sunday.
"Europe needs to stop being moved and start moving," Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said, calling again for a fairer distribution of migrants among the European Union's 28 members.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that people "fleeing war, persecution, torture, oppression, must be welcomed" and should be treated with "dignity".
And French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius slammed as "scandalous" the attitude of certain EU members in eastern Europe in refusing to accept more migrants.
Pope Francis meanwhile called for "effective cooperation" against "crimes that are an offence to the whole of humanity.
'Auslander Raus' -- The Growing Backlash to Political Correct, Self-Loathing Surrender to the Influx in Germany
In Germany, the central economy of Europe, the government recently admitted it expects over 800,000 migrants to have arrived this year, with at least 200,000 applying for asylum to stay permanently in the already crowded with foreignerscountry of 80 million. In the small east German town of Heidenau, the 'refugees' are being housed in a closed equivalent of a Home Depot store called The Praktiker. The mostly Middle Eastern 'refugees' presence was not welcomed by at first peaceful activists, who mustered between 800 and a 1,000 protesters calling for the migrants to leave town on August 23. Some protesters including German families carried old imperial pre-WW1 era Kaiserrreich flags.
When night fell the protests turned violent, with rocks, bottles and firecrackers thrown at riot police who responded with tear gas. Some hotheads in the mob chanted, "Auslander raus" (foreigners out of Germany). Others chanted, "Wir sind das volk" (we are the people), a slogan that was popular during the PEGIDA protests against Islamic immigration into Germany that had been widely attacked by the media and the entire German political class as neo-Nazi and racist. Ironically, the PEGIDA movement itself drew the slogan from the peaceful anti-Stasi regime protests in the old East Germany before the Berlin Wall came down.
Either 'Europe' Unites to Stop the Migrant Flood Across the Mediterranean and the Bosporus or the Schengen Zone is History
Not everyone, of course, is accepting the Franco-German approach of trying to shame EU members into accepting the flood of humanity from war-torn Mideast and impoverished African nations, however 'temporary' their asylum conditions. The conservative Fidesz government of Hungary, whose Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been a staunch critic of American/EU sanctions against Russia, is bucking the trend and putting up razor wire in an effort to stem the tide. Mainstream media, led by AFP dutifully reflecting the views of the French government, is not amused and thinks Orban's tough stance is a futile gesture, as there aren't enough border guards along the over 100 mile long frontier with Serbia to stop the influx:
Hungary, which this month has recorded 50,000 new arrivals, has responded by completing on Saturday a barrier of three rolls of NATO-standard razor wire along the entire 175-kilometre (110-mile) border with Serbia, patrolled by border police with dogs and 4x4s.
Right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government is also building a four-metre-high fence and wants to stiffen penalties for people entering illegally.
Fabius said Sunday that the barrier "did not respect Europe's common values".
It is not proving much use in any case, with police saying Sunday that 3,080 migrants crossed over on Saturday, the second-highest daily total.
On Sunday AFP witnessed a group of around 200 migrants passing through carrying plastic bags, rucksacks and bottles of water. They called out a greeting, "salam alaikum" -- "peace be with you" in Arabic.
The UK Telegraph's Phillip Johnston summarizes the basic problem -- the Schengen zone that was supposed to allow visa free travel and work permit status between all Euro-zone members subscribed to it was never intended to cope with a massive influx from outside of Continental Europe. Nor is there any way without keeping the 'refugees' behind the wire to keep them from traveling from one EU country to the next as they please, irrespective of 'burden sharing' agreements that are supposed to divy up the migrants between EU member states:
The problem for the EU is that the clamour from desperate people wanting to enter its gilded portals cannot be heeded without causing domestic political upheaval. It is all well and good refugee groups and other humanitarian grandstanders calling for the gates to be thrown open to all-comers; this will simply not be countenanced by Europe’s voters. In Berlin,where Angela Merkel held emergency talks with French president, François Hollande, the pressure is mounting on the government after it was confirmed that Germany expects 800,000 refugees this year, more than the entire EU received in 2014.
Unsurprisingly, the Germans are now complaining that they are being asked to take too many migrants, all of whom must have arrived through other countries. The demands for “burden sharing” are growing as the crisis deepens. But what exactly does this mean? Since there are no borders in Europe under the Schengen Treaty, a quota system - whereby, say, Finland takes 50,000, Ireland 30,000 and the UK 100,000 - is meaningless: once the migrants are in the EU, they can go where they want. Conditions could be attached to residency qualifications and working rights, but how would they be enforced? ID cards would have to be issued throughout the entire EU; all incomers would have to be fingerprinted and have their biometrics taken and stored; restrictions would need to be imposed on family reunion.
Controlled Chaos: The Problem, Reaction, Solution Globalist Dialectic of U.S. Proxy War-Fueled Migration
Shades of the classic globalist pattern of problem, reaction, solution. Rather than abandon the precious, politically sacrosanct principal of free movement within the Schengen zone, as some governments like Hungary's are already proposing (note that Budapest can only put up razor wire on its border with a non-EU member state, not with neighboring Austria that is also being hit hard by the influx). In the United States, those of us in the alternative media are already aware that one of the solutions to the problem of illegal immigration that has been proposed by those 'national security conservatives' offering to 'get tough' is the introduction of a national, biometric based ID card. The fact that such a technology advances elite goals of control over the masses is of course, incidental rather than one of the intended objectives of breaking apart so many countries on the European and Mediterranean periphery all along. Those who deny the existence of conspiracy and see everything, including the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime in Libya and the massive destabilization of Syria and the coup followed by civil war in Ukraine as 'coincidence', are powerless to resist the flow.
Whether the 'solution' offered is 'humanitarian' and Papacy approved refugee re-settlement followed by simultaneous issuance of biometric ID cards and police state crackdowns on 'racist' 'hate speech' from disgruntled European natives, or the 'alternative' of forceful US/NATO intervention in Syria, the globalists are ready to offer it. Turkey, the very 'front line' state that is among those governments most responsible for destroying Syria in the first place through its sponsorship of terrorists and assorted 'rebel' jihadists, is setting the table for such Hobbesian choices by allowing the influx to flow through its borders and across the Bosporus into Europe. Not coincidentally, Turkey is also the country that mainstream media does not want you to notice permits ISIS to operate unmolested from and into as the Islamic State makes huge fortunes off smuggled Iraqi and Syrian crude. Where does all the crude go, and whose pockets are lined by the kickbacks from it are not questions MSM cares to dwell on too deeply lest the scam of the phoney war against ISIS and a NATO member state's complicity with its rise be exposed to all.
Globalist Conspiracy to Destroy Borders in Europe or PC Stupidity: How About Both?
Nonetheless, when looking at the general state of Europe, unable and unwilling to stand up for itself and dominated by an elite down for whatever Washington wants if not completely controlled by the U.S. Empire, one does have to allow for general cowardice and subservience as explanations for the present mess, behind which lurk the globalists' machinations of ordo ab chao. My 'White Russian' Floridian friend the Saker, for example, writes with great moral force for The Unz Review:
Europe is in free fall. Nobody can doubt that any more. In fact, the is EU simultaneous suffering from several crucial problems and any one of them could potentially become catastrophic.
The EU is on the verge of a social and cultural collapse
The undeniable reality is simple as it is stark:
- The EU cannot absorb so many refugees
- The EU does not have the means to stop them
A massive influx of refugees present a very complex security problem which EU countries are not equipped to deal with. All EU countries have three basic instruments they can use to protect themselves from unrest, disorders, crime or invasions: the special/security services, the police forces and the military. The problem is that neither of these are capable of dealing with a refugee crises.
The special/security services are hopelessly outnumbered when dealing with a refugee crisis. Besides, their normal target (career criminal, spies, terrorists) are few and far in between in a typical wave of refugees. Mostly, what refugees are are families, often extended ones, and while they sometimes include criminal gangs, this is far from always being the case. The problem is that, say, a 10% of Kosovar drug dealers give a bad name to all the refugees from Kosovo and the refugees themselves ended up being treated like criminals. Finally, special/security services rely very heavily on informants and foreign gangs are hard to infiltrate. They often also speak difficult languages which only few local language specialist master. As a result, most of the time the EU security services are clueless as to who to deal with the security problem presented to them, if only because they lack the personnel and means to keep track of so many people.
In contrast, cops have an advantage of sorts: they are literally everywhere and they typically have a good sense of the “beat on the street”. However, their powers are severely limited and they need to get a court order to do most of their work. Cops also mostly deal with local criminals, whereas most refugees are neither local, nor criminals. The sad reality is that most of what cops do in a refugee crisis is provide riot police – hardly a solution to anything.
As for the armed forces, the very best they can do is to try to help close a border. In some cases, they can assist the police forces in case of civil disturbances, but that’s about it.
Thus the various states of the EU neither have the means to lock their borders or deport most refugees nor do they have the means to control them. Sure, there will always be politicians who will make promises about how they are going to send all these refugees back home, but that is a crude and blatant lie. The vast majority of these refugees are fleeing war, famine and abject poverty and there is no way anybody is going to send them back home.
Reading these depressing lines, I feel like Mr. and Mrs. Russia Analyst ought to see the wonderful parts of Austria and Europe that are still preserved by Europeans before they're gone. Or before some bit of coming unpleasantness turns violent when peaceful demands for redress of population replacement grievances are ignored by a globalist dominated EUro-bureaucratic, technocrat elite.
In its zeal to abolish borders and embrace the cult of multi-culturalism, Europe has disarmed both physically and morally. It was this moral disarmament, the general sense of apathy, self-loathing and powerlessness, that French writer Jean Raspail prophetically foretold back in his 1973 novel The Camp of the Saints(the quote above translates from the French as, "It's always the soul [rather than technology - JWS] that wins the decisive battles." A book whose preface, ironically, includes a quote from another prophet of Western moral collapse -- the anti-Soviet, Russian Orthodox dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who wrote, "As seen from the outside, the massive upheaval in Western society is approaching the limit beyond which it will become “meta-stable” and must collapse" and gave his famous "A World Split Apart" lecture at the Harvard commencement in 1978. A Jeremiad in which Solzhenitsyn explicitly warned the West that his native Russia could not simply copy Western models when, and not if, the Soviet system would collapse (a collapse Alexander Isayevich foretold, along with the difficulties of Russia reconciling with an independent Ukraine, as early as the late Sixties and well through the mid-1990s when relations were 'normal'), or it might not survive as a nation (when looking at Russia's 'Time of Troubles' during the 1990s, he was correct, the Russian Federation was widely written off by the West).
These two intellectuals, these free spirits who were not broken by French PC or Soviet Communism, tried to warn us, Europeans and Americans alike, of where we were headed forty years ago. But we did not listen. And some of us scorned them as prophets of doom, Russian romantics, or racists.
If the world has not come to its end, it has approached a major turn in history, equal in importance to the turn from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. It will exact from us a spiritual upsurge: We shall have to rise to a new height of vision, to a new level of life where our physical nature will not be cursed as in the Middle Ages, but, even more importantly, our spiritual being will not be trampled upon as in the Modern era.
This ascension will be similar to climbing onto the next anthropologic stage. No one on earth has any other way left but -- upward. - Solzhenitsyn, "A World Split Apart", June 8, 1978, Harvard University
At the very moment that the U.S. and Western European propaganda machines are relentlessly beating the drums of war against the falsified threat of a Russian invasion, it's ironic indeed that the real threat European armies and navies should be called up to cope with is being ignored by NATO. Where for example, are the U.S. and British Royal Navy ships to assist the overwhelmed Italian, Greek and Spanish sailors with the mission of preventing the migrants from reaching Europe or drowning? Where are the refugee camps in Libya that the U.S. could easily set up to temporarily house the migrants, as the least America could do after it helped France and Britain bomb Gaddafi and steal Libya's gold and oil? Where are the statements from NATO spokeswomen and men, like Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, so firmly fixated on the Russian invasion that isn't coming? Is it any wonder that the Russians are now issuing statements reminding Western and NATO leaders that they so enthusiastically urged intervention in Libya and Syria, only to now deplore the humanitarian consequences?
MOSCOW, August 27 /TASS/. Moscow advises the European Union, which is facing a huge illegal migration crisis, to remember what consequences the incitement of conflicts in other countries may have for Europe, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
"We are really ready to develop full-format cooperation with the countries concerned, especially when the European Union is in question, in overcoming the consequences and resolving the illegal migration problem in Europe," she said.
"The European Union is facing a grave migration crisis with 340,000 illegal migrants penetrating into its territory this year," Zakharova stressed.
"We can see that our EU partners cannot adequately react to the worsening migration situation. Evidently, there are serious faults in the EU migration policy," the Russian diplomat went on to say.
Russia is ready to cooperate constructively with its EU partners with an aim to effectively resolve migration-related issues, including in the context of the EU initiative to draft a UN Security Council resolution on a comprehensive approach to dealing with the influx of illegal migrants from Africa into the European continent," the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.
My friend the Saker goes on to warn -- based on his experience living in France (and serving as a French NATO military analyst and Russian interpreter) before he emigrated to the U.S. -- that what we're seeing now may just be the beginning. The Syrian conflict shows no signs of abating, while Ukraine's economic collapse which thus far has led to a million Ukrainians settling in Russia has not yet hit rock bottom:
Europe is or, should I say, used to be radically different from the USA. There used to be real, deep, cultural differences between the various regions and provinces of each European country. A Basque is most definitely not an Catalan, a Marseillais is not a Breton, etc. As for the differences between an German and a Greek – they are simply huge.
The result from the current refugee crisis is that all European cultures are now directly threatened in their identity and their life style. This is often blamed on Islam, but the reality is that African Christians don’t integrate any better. Neither do the Christian Gypsies, by the way. As a result, clashes happen literally everywhere – in shops, streets, schools, etc. There is not a single country in Europe where these clashes are not threatening the social order. These daily clashes result in crime, repression, violence and the ghettoization of both the immigrants and of the locals which leave their traditional suburbs and move to less immigrant-saturated areas.
[Sidebar: to my American readers who might think “so what? we have ghettos in the USA too” I will say that what the French call “zones de non-droit” (non-law zones) are far worse than anything you could see in the USA. And keep in mind that no country in the EU has the kind of huge, militarized, police forces which every major US city now has. Neither is there the equivalent of the US National Guard. At best, there are anti-riot forces like the French CRS, but they can only do so much.]
The level of aggravation suffered by many, if not most, Europeans directly resulting from this crisis in immigration is hard to describe to somebody who has not seen it. And since voicing such frustrations was considered as “racist” or “xenophobe” by the powers that be (at least until recently – this is progressively changing now), this deep resentment is mostly kept hidden, but it is perceptible nonetheless. And the immigrants most definitely feel it. Every day. And, again, this is why the notion of a US-style “melting pot” in Europe ain’t happening: the only thing Europe has to offer to all these hundreds of thousands of refugees is a silent hostility fed by fear, outrage, disgust and helplessness. Even those locals who used to be refugees themselves in the past (immigrants from North Africa, for example) are now disgusted and very hostile to the new wave of refugees coming in. And, of course, not a single refugee coming to Europe believes in any “European dream”.
Last but not least, these refugees are a huge burden on the local economies and the social services which were never designed to cope with such an influx of needy “clients”.
For the foreseeable future the prognosis is clear: more of the same, only worse, possibly much worse.
He also adds, as a reminder to who truly pulls the strings in Europe, and which power lies behind the crisis that in Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland's infamous words, will 'f--- the EU' economically, socially and politically:
The EU is just a colony of the United States unable to defend her own interests
The EU is ruled by a class of people which are completely sold off to the United States. The best examples of this sorry state of affairs is the Libyan debacle which saw the US and France completely destroy the most developed country in Africa [and steal its gold - Jim Willie and JWS] only to now have hundred of thousands of refugees cross the Mediterranean and seek refuge from war in the EU. This outcome could have been very easy to predict, and yet the European countries did nothing to prevent it.
In fact, all these Obamawars (Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan) have resulted in huge movements of refugees. Add to this the chaos in Egypt, Mali and the poverty all over Africa and you have a mass-exodus which no amount of wall-building, ditch-digging or refugee tear gassing will stop. And if that was not enough, the EU committed what can only be called political and economic suicide by allowing the Ukraine to explode into a major civil war involving 45 million [correction now down to 41 million or less with the loss of 2 million in Crimea and the exodus to Russia and other neighboring countries - JWS] people, a completely destroyed economy and a bona fide Nazi regime in power. That outcome was also easy to predict. But all the Eurobureaucrats did is to impose self-defeating economic sanctions on Russia which ended up providing exactly the kind of conditions needed for the Russian economy to finally diversify and begin producing locally instead of importing everything from abroad.
It might be worth recalling here that after WWII Europe was basically an occupied territory. The Soviets had the central-eastern part while the US/UK had the western part. We all have been conditioned to assume that the people living under the “oppression” of what the US propaganda called the “Warsaw Pact” (in reality called the “Warsaw Treaty Organization”) were less free than those who lived under the “protection” of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Nevermind that the term “North Atlantic” was coined deliberately to tie western Europe to the USA, the central issue here is that while in many ways the folks in the West were, indeed, granted many more freedoms than those in the East, the US/UK occupied part of Europe never recovered true sovereignty either. And just as the Soviets carefully nurtured a local comprador elite in each East European country, so did the USA in the West. The big difference only appeared in the late 1980s early 1990s when the entire Soviet-run system came crashing down while the US-run system came out reinforced as a result of the Soviet collapse. If anything, since 1991 the US iron grip over the EU became even stronger than before.
The sad reality is simple: the EU is a US colony, run by US puppets who are simply unable to stand up for basic and obvious European interests.
Finally, we are left with the question of: how deliberate was this massive destabilization, this 'distress of nations' from equatorial Africa all through the Middle East and into former Soviet Central Asia, Afghanistan, and tribal areas Pakistan? The answer of course, is very deliberate. And who could have possibly foreseen that millions of Third Worlders would flee the hellholes their countries had become due to native corruption, globalist interventionism and Saudi-funded jihadism? Especially now that the richest country in Africa and one of the more prosperous non-oil rich Middle Eastern states in Syria have been destroyed by civil war?
Thierry Miessan, a French intellectual with ties to pro-Assad circles in Damascus and think tanks in Moscow, knows the answer: Washington's masters of 'ordo ab chao', order from chaos. It is no accident, surely, at a time when the dollar is under so much pressure, and Washington is desperate to force capital back into the United States, that Europe is being destabilized simultaneously with attempts to take down Russia and China financially. From his May 2015 essay, "The European Union is Blind to the Military Strategy of the United States":
No West European leader, absolutely none, has dared to publicly express the idea that the « Islamist » attacks which are affecting Europe are not the extension of the wars in the « greater Middle East », but are directed by those who have also directed the chaos in this region. We prefer to continue believing that the « Islamists » are attacking Jews and Christians, although the great majority of their victims are neither Jews nor Christians, but Muslims. We calmly accuse them of promoting the « war of civilizations », although this concept was developed by the National Security Council of the United States, and remains alien to their culture .
No West European leader, absolutely none, has dared to publicly express the idea that the next stage will be the « Islamisation » of the drug market, on the model of the Contras of Nicaragua, who sold drugs to the black community of California with the aid, and under the orders, of the CIA . We have decided to ignore the fact that the Karzaï family has taken the distribution of Afghani heroin from the Kosovar mafia and handed it to Daesh .
The military academies of the European Union have never studied the « Chaos Theory » because they were prevented from doing so. The few teachers and researchers who risked exploring this territory were heavily sanctioned, while the Press qualifies the civilian authors who show interest in the subject as « conspirationists ». [conspiracy theorists/nuts - JWS]
The politicians of the European Union thought that the events of Maïdan Square were spontaneous, and that the demonstrators wanted to leave the orbit of authoritarian Russia and enter into the heavenly bosom of the Union. They were stupified when Under-Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s comments were published, when they discovered that she spoke of her secret control of the events, and expressed her desire to « f--- the EU».
From that moment on, they were unable to comprehend what was going on.
If they had allowed free research in their own countries, they would have understood that by intervening in Ukraine and organising « régime change », the United States ensured that the European Union would remain at their service. Washington’s great fear, since the speech given by Vladimir Putin at the Munich Security Conference in 2007, is that Germany will realise where its true interests lie – not with Washington, but with Moscow.
By progressively destroying the Ukrainian state, the United States has cut the main communication route between the European Union and Russia. You may look at the succession of events from any angle, but you will find no other logical explanation. Washington does not want Ukraine to join the Union, as Madame Nuland’s comments demonstrate. Its only aim is to transform this territory into a zone which is dangerous to cross.
What do the ongoing wars in the greater Middle East, Africa, and Ukraine have in common? They are all producing mass outflows of human beings!
Joaquin Flores, of the Center for Syncretic Studies based in Belgrade, Serbia -- one of the 'frontline' countries being hit by the waves of migrants -- does not think the influx through the Balkans is just a tragic accident. As a descendant of Mexican immigrants to California himself, and a former activist in Mexican nationalist 'Azatlan'/Chicano politics, Flores clearly sees the hand of Washington behind the manufactured migrant crisis, particularly in the targeting of the weak Slavic Orthodox ex-Yugoslav republic Macedonia for destabilization.
If Skopje already successfully resisted a U.S. State Department instigated 'colored revolution' to block the potential flow of the Southstream/Turkstream pipelines through the country to Russia's ally Serbia, then it can now get hit with hundreds of thousands crossing into its territory en route to Serbia, Hungary and the Welfare State promised lands of Germany, France and the UK.
Writing for libertarian website LewRockwell.com, the Russophile author Anne Williamson sees a similar pattern emerging from the 'chaos' of Syrians suddenly deciding after years of living in refugee camps in Turkey or Jordan to emigrate en masse to Europe. Who gave them all the idea that they'd be let in, that all they needed to do was plop themselves and their children down on the shores of Greece or France and voila, they'd be given green cards and government benefits? Probably agents of the same globalists such as George Soros who used activist groups and NGOs to spread the 'word of mouth' promises of bountiful benefits and green cards that suddenly inspired Central Americans to abandon their teenage and even toddler children on Mexican trains or at the U.S.A's southern border, hoping for an Obama amnesty:
Those same U.S. policymakers are actively working to inundate the U.S. with millions of migrants from Mexico and Central America, another imperial playground, on the flimsy basis of a Barack Obama Executive Order. Eager for a youthful, docile, dependent and cheap population of worker bees, the U.S. federal government is now engaged in draining the last wealth of the American middle class for use in settling and supporting many millions of immigrants, whose children will become the future taxpayers and voters the grotesquely obese federal government requires for its own future survival.
Training to fight the 'zombie apocalypse' -- or desperate migrants and fellow citizens? Just in case anybody had any questions about the developers of games such as 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' having links to the Pentagon...the Empire of Chaos is determined to burn out much of the planet rather than quietly fade away...