Muslims are numerous but
powerless. Divisions among Muslims, especially between Sunni and Shi'ites, have
consigned the Muslim Middle East to almost a century of Western control. Muslims
cannot even play together. The Islamic Solidarity Games, a regional version of
the Olympics, which were to be held in April in Iran, have been cancelled,
because the Iranians and the Arabs cannot agree on whether to call the body of
water that separates Iran from the Arabian Peninsula the Persian Gulf or the
Muslim disunity has made
it possible for Israel to dispossess the Palestinians, for the U.S. to invade
Iraq, and for the U.S. to rule much of the region through puppets. For example,
in exchange for faithful service, Egypt receives $1.5 billion a year from
Washington, which enables President Mubarak to buy off opposition. The
opposition had rather have the money than support the Palestinians. Therefore,
Egypt cooperates with Israel and the U.S. in the blockade of
Another factor is the
willingness of some Muslims to betray their own kind for U.S. dollars. Don't
take my word for it. Listen to neoconservative Kenneth Timmerman, head of the
Foundation for Democracy, which describes itself as "a private, non-profit
organization established in 1995 with grants from the National Endowment for
Democracy (NED) to promote democracy and internationally-recognized standards of
human rights in Iran."
By now we all know what
that means. It means that the U.S. finances a "velvet" or some "color
revolution" in order to install a U.S. puppet. Just prior to the sudden
appearance of a "green revolution" in Tehran primed to protest an election,
Timmerman wrote that "the National Endowment for Democracy has spent millions of
dollars during the past decade promoting "color' revolutions in places such as
Ukraine and Serbia, training political workers in modern communications and
Some of that money appears to have made it into the
hands of pro-Mousavi groups, who have ties to non-governmental organizations
outside Iran that the National Endowment for Democracy funds." So, according to
the neocon Timmerman, funded by the National Endowment for Democracy, it was
U.S. money that funded Mousavi's claims that Armadinejad stole the last Iranian
During President George W.
Bush's regime it became public knowledge that American money is used to purchase
Iranians to work against their own country. The Washington Post, a newspaper
sympathetic to the neocon's goal of American hegemony and war with Iran,
reported in 2007 that Bush authorized spending more than $400 million for
activities that included "supporting rebel groups opposed to the country's
This makes the U.S.
government a "state sponsor of terrorism." For confirmation, one of the U.S.
paid operatives, who conducted terror operations in Iran, has ratted on his
terrorist supporters in Washington.
Abdulmalek Rigi, leader of the Baloch
separatist group responsible for several attacks, was recently arrested by the
Iranians. Rigi admitted that the Americans in Washington assured him of
unlimited military aid and funding for waging an insurgency against the Islamic
Republic of Iran. (Read his confession here.)
Possibly he was tortured
into confession. It is the American way. If the "light of the world," the
"indispensable people," and the "shining city on the hill" tortures people,
perhaps the Iranians do as well. Rigi's younger brother, himself on death row in
Iran, has said that the U.S. provided direct funding to the separatist group
and even ordered specific terrorist attacks inside Iran. Also see here and here.
The U.S. and its NATO
puppets have been killing Afghan women, children, and village elders since
October 7, 2001, when the U.S. military invasion "Operation Enduring Freedom," a
proper Orwellian title for a self-serving war of aggression, was launched. The
U.S. installed puppet president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, is bought and paid
for with U.S. dollars.
The money that Washington
gives Karzai finances the corruption that supports him. Karzai's corruption and his treason
against the Afghan people encourage the Taliban to keep fighting in order to
achieve a government that serves Afghans instead of Washington, D.C.
Without the puppet Karzai
selling out Afghans to Washington, the U.S. would have already been driven out
of the country. With Karzai paying Afghans with American money to fight Afghans
for the Americans, the war drones on into its ninth year.
Feminists, liberals, and
naive American flag-wavers will say that what is written here is utter rot, that
Americans are in Afghanistan to bring women's rights and birth control to Afghan
women and to bring freedom, democracy and progress to Afghanistan, even if it
means leveling every village, town, and house in the country. We, "the
indispensable people," are only there to do good, because we care so much for
the Afghan people who live in a country that most Americans can't find on a
While this collection of
naifs rants on about America "saving" Afghans from whatever, the White House and
the Congress are conspiring against the American people to cut $500 billion
dollars out of Medicare in order to give the money to private insurance
companies. Jobless benefits are about to run out for millions of Americans,
whose jobs have been moved offshore in order to make the rich richer. The U.S.
Senate failed on Friday, Feb. 26, to extend jobless benefits. A single
Republican Senator, Jim Bunning of Kentucky, was able to block the bill because
it would cost a measly $10 billion and "would add to the budget
The "fiscally responsible"
Bunning supports blank checks for wars of aggression (war crimes under the
Nuremberg standard) and payoffs to investment banks for wrecking the retirement
plans of most Americans. Bunning sends the bills to the unorganized and
unrepresented Americans, whose jobs have been stolen by corporate offshoring of
jobs and whose retirements have been stolen by the endless greed of the Wall
Street investment banks.
What fool believes that
the U.S. government, which is totally indifferent to the fate of its own
citizens, cares so much about Afghanistan that it will spend blood and treasure
to bring "progress" and "women's rights" to a country half a world away, while
it drives its own citizens into the ground?
At Washington's behest,
the government of Pakistan is conducting war against its own people, killing
many and forcing others to flee their homes and lands. The Pakistani
government's war against its own citizens has caused military expenses to soar,
putting Pakistan's budget deep in the red. Deputy US Treasury Secretary Neal
the Pakistani government to raise taxes to pay for the war against its
own people.The puppet ruler, Asif Ali Zardari,
complied with his American master's orders. Zardari declared a broad-based
value added tax on virtually all goods and most services in Pakistan. Thus,
Pakistanis are forced to finance a war against themselves.
The "cakewalk war" in Iraq
has lasted seven years instead of the promised six weeks, and the violence is
still ongoing with Iraqis killed and maimed nearly every day. The reason
Americans are still in Iraq is because the Iraqis hate each other more than they
hate the American invader. The vast majority of the violence in "the Iraq war"
was committed between Iraqi Sunnis and Iraqi Shi'ites as they cleansed one
another from neighborhoods.
The majority Shi'ites
regarded the American invasion of Iraq as an opportunity to gain power over the
minority Sunnis, who ruled under Saddam Hussein. Therefore, the Shi'ites never
engaged the American invading forces. The minority Sunnis (20 percent of the
population) gave most of their effort to fighting the Shi'ite majority, but in
their spare time a few thousand Sunnis were able to inflict serious losses on
the American superpower.
Finally realizing the
power of lucre in the Arab world, the Americans put 80,000 Sunnis on the U.S.
military payroll and paid them to stop killing Americans.
This is how the U.S. won
the war in Iraq. Iraqis sold out their independence for American dollars.
Considering that a few thousand Sunnis were able to prevent superpower
America from successfully occupying Baghdad or much of Iraq, had the Shi'ites
joined with the Sunnis against the invaders, the U.S. would have been defeated
and driven out. This outcome was not possible, because the Shi'ites wanted to
settle the score with the Sunnis, who had ruled them under Saddam
This is the reason that
Iraq today is in ruins, with one million dead, four million displaced or
homeless, and the professional class having fled the country. Iraq, under the
American puppet Maliki, is an American protectorate.
As long as Muslims hate
and fear one another more than they hate their conquerers, they will remain a
Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments. His books, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available (more...)