Looking forward in the New Year, here are some predictions, and some trends to look out for in 2015
2015 is already shaping-up to be the year that Alvin Toffler’s, Future Shock, lives up to its name, as humanity barrels down to the highway of history, towards Huxley’s Brave New World. Other tectonic shifts are taking place in the geopolitical and economic arenas too. All together, these should make for one very interesting year…
As so much of geopolitics is based on the underlying economic moves and tectonic shifts, readers can more or less fuse these two categories together when analyzing what’s coming over the horizon…
New Cold War Goes Hot – Under the cover of the White House’s many political smokescreens this year – from ISIS, to Ferguson, to New York – US lawmakers slid through a pre-declaration of war against Russia. The US resolution is a defacto preliminary declaration of war, but it’s more likely that Washington will continue waging Wiemar-style undeclared wars, bypassing domestic checks-and-balances by waging new wars through NATO. It’s the latest phase in a road map laid out in 1997 entitled, Project for a New American Century, and it’s designed to isolate Russia politically and economically – with the long-term plan of regime change in Moscow. Many are questioning Washington central planners’ sanity, however, as it involves both political and military support for a fascist and NeoNazi-sympathizing regime in the Ukraine. No matter how unethical or suicidal Washington’s approach might appear, there is no sign that it will turn back on the risky bets it has place in 2014.
Africa is the New Middle East – Since the formation of US AFRICOM command-and-control in 2007, based out of Stuttgart, Germany, Washington has been gradually planting it military seeds all over the Dark Continent. US military brass will claim they only have a ‘small footprint’ in Africa. Currently, the US has troops, mercenaries and ‘military advisors’ stationed in Djibouti, Morocco, Uganda, Egypt, Mali, Libya, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, the Cape Verde Islands, Congo, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia. A recent investigation by TomDispatch found US military involvement with no fewer than 49 African nations. Looking ahead, if the Civil War in Libya continues to intensify, then central Africa may see the same spill-over it did after NATO’s raid on Libya in 2011 – which pushed arms and AQIM (Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) fighters into neighboring Algeria, Niger and Mali. Somalia is also a favorite stomping ground for Washington, and just before New Year’s Eve, the Pentagon launched fresh airstrikes against what it claims was “Al Shabaab” terrorists in Somalia. Expect some serious sparks to fly this year in Africa.
New War in Libya – If Washington’s limp-wristed attempt at intervention by aerial bombardment in Iraq and Syria proved anything, it’s that unilateral actions and coalitions will not fly in the court of public opinion any more. Enter stage right: NATO. Of all the emerging potential conflict fronts for central planning at NATO, this one looks by far the most promising. In classic Hegelian fashion, the Libyan disaster which NATO created back in 2011 is now ripe for a second clean-up round. Like Iraq, the country has been effectively split into 3 separate regions. Warlords and terrorist gangs have seized the power vacuum left by NATO’s sloppy decapitation of the Gaddafi regime in 2011, and already NATO’s puppet government has run for the hills, using what’s left of their airforce to bomb their own cities, while dutifully checking their Swiss bank accounts already filled with ‘reconstruction’ millions. The slam dunk here is that the Big Media have already begun to leak reports that ‘ISIS is now operational’ in Libya. What better stage could be set?
Syria – As predicted earlier in 2014, if it’s to regain control of the mess it’s created and get back on schedule for regime change in Syria, the US will have to pursue their plan to establish a No-Fly-Zone in Northern Syria and they will need Turkey’s help to make that happen. On Syria’s southern border, Israel remains busy, quietly playing its own covert roll in support of Islamic terrorist fighters (‘rebels’) in Syria, by helping them with weapons, medical aid and air cover. 2015 will be the year that the US, Turkey and Israel make their move to cut-off the head of the government in Damascus, and to hell with any collateral damage (just look at how Libya turned out). No matter what Washington says, it has always been about regime change and removing Bashar al Assad from power in Syria. They will need a gimmick to pull-off the final act though – maybe another chemical weapons incident, or a downed Airliner. Whatever it is, you can be sure that it will feature some deception on Washington’s part. Watch this space.
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