As the United States and coalition partners embroil themselves in yet another war and likely foreign occupation, Gerald Celente says that the implications of military action in Libya could be far reaching. From Celente’s latest (March 21, 2011) Trend Alert available to Trends Journal subscribers:
Only in a mad political science fiction movie could a President engaged in perpetuating two unjust, immoral, interminable and expensive wars begun by his predecessor, take his nation into yet another unjust, immoral, expensive and, in all likelihood, interminable war â€¦ and expect a happy ending!
Eight years of war in Iraq and 11 in Afghanistan has resolved nothing and served only to inflame anti-American sentiment around the world, drain the US treasury, kill and wound hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of innocent people and destroy the lives, limbs and souls of thousands of American troops.
Batting zero on the battle field, the mad political scientists have stepped up to the plate again. Despite nothing but failure, President Obama has decided, unilaterally, to squander still more American men and money in a war on Libya, promising that this time he wonâ€™t strike out.
In what could be a casting call for a mad sci-fi movie starring the Three Stooges, Americaâ€™s newest Decider-in-Chief fights from the safety of the Oval Office while his equally battle-unscarred and chicken-hearted French and British counterparts, Nicolas â€œSarko the Americanâ€ Sarkozy and David (Eton/Oxford, what else?) Cameron lead the charge from the plush distance of the Palais de l’Ã‰lysÃ©e and 10 Downing Street.
Whatâ€™s Next? Having accurately predicted, at their onsets, that the Afghan and Iraq wars would be failures, we now predict that war with Libya will not only be equally unsuccessful, but could have even graver global implications. Will Gaddafi fold without a fight? Or, faced by defeat and certain death, will he hit London, Paris, or New York with bio warfare, a dirty bomb or other tactic?
Absent a worst-case terror attack, even if the â€œbroad coalitionâ€ overthrows and kills Qaddaifi, it will not amount to victory any more than executing Saddam Hussein and routing the Taliban has brought victory to Iraq and Afghanistan.
If it feels as though the world is spinning out of control, thatâ€™s because it is â€¦ and at breakneck speed! In just the past few months, revolution has engulfed the entire Middle East and North Africa. In just the past week a gigantic earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown has crippled Japan. And war, (under whatever guise; e.g., â€œhumanitarian crisisâ€ or â€œanswering the call of a threatened peopleâ€) has been declared on Libya.
The trend to the â€œ1st Great War of the 21st Century” is accelerating. Events are happening so quickly that it is nearly impossible for us to compile, absorb, analyze and distill the voluminous information in our Trend Alerts before they are eclipsed by the cascade of new events.