The below two headlines should give the 1% great pause.
CounterPunch, 14 January 2015
The U.S.-backed Afghan jihad was the birth of the modern Islamic fundamentalist movement. The jihad attracted and helped organize fundamentalists across the region, as U.S. allies in the Gulf state dictatorships used the state religion to promote it. Fighters who traveled to fight in Afghanistan returned to their home countries with weapon training and hero status that inspired others to join the movement.
Pierre Cloutier: Inside ISIS – What CIA Does Not Know and the West Refuses to Understand + Legitimate Grievances
Et tu, Brute?
Berto Jongman: War on Syria – War on China — What Obama’s Child Diplomats and Child Analysts Don’t Understand…
President Obama continues to operate with large blind spots when it comes to Chinese interests, risking strategic misjudgment according to Professor Zhen Wang of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Seton Hall University. Wang argues this is not surprising given the Obama administration’s China policy suffers from a rather incompetent China team, “including senior positions in the White House, the State Department, and the Pentagon, [that] are currently being held by ‘young people’ who don’t have long-term experience in dealing with China policy…many of whom are not even China experts.”