To borrow a quote from one my favorite fictional characters from James Cameron’s Aliens, it is now officially game time. It’s game time for me because I’ve been away from the News Monkey for too long, and it’s game time for the world, and I don’t just mean the Olympics.
Scanning the headlines…the war in Syria is escalating, the Olympics are rolling along, Romney and Obama are moving into campaign mode, and the markets are bullshit just as they’ve been for some time (I’m sorry if I hurt the feelings of the financial magicians)I wish to dive into these blistering highlights some more, and make a prediction or two. I’m no prophet, but to paraphrase from my favorite prophetic rogue scholar Mr. John Hogue, humanity is very robotic, and if you pay attention to the details you can see where the future is heading.
I have a lot of favorites today don’t I?
I’ve been saying to my friends since the war started, and on News Monkey since it’s birth, that the rebels in Syria are being supported by the United States and her allies. These rebels are mostly foreign fighters, (think al-Qaeda) and have been moved into Syria to remove Assad from power. If you still believe these rebels popped up from a grassroots movement called the “Arab Spring”, you need to clean your head out, and get away from CNN and Fox news for at least a week.
Let’s take a look at some examples of manipulation in Syria.
On August 1st there was a report that Obama authorized covert support for the rebels in Syria. What? Excuse me? The media treats us like a child don’t they? How does Obama authorize “covert” support, and then there is a report about it on the internet. Covert by it’s very definition is secret. Hmm…am I living in the book 1984, and is this some form of “newspeak“? I suppose the irony of reporting authorization for covert support has been lost.
Obviously these rebels have been supported for a while, just like they were supported in Libya. Do you also find it curious the “Arab Spring” hasn’t touched Saudia Arabia, Jordan, or any close key Arab allies of the U.S and Israel? Hmm…
Let’s review. The US/Israel are backing rebels in countries they wish to take down, and Russia is now getting into the game and supporting the Assad regime to prevent this from happening. The Syrians have been successful with the Russian war coaching, and I think that’s the main reason for the open admission of the Barrack support for the rebels.
This is a dangerous game that’s being played in the Middle East. It’s not a controlled environment like we had in Europe during the Cold War.
The biggest complaint so far has been the lack of live coverage here in the USA. One person was so upset, that she created a petition about it on change.org. I personally don’t care that much, but I hope the USA does well.
If anyone has a link or a full video of the Olympic opening ceremonies, I would like to see it. I can’t find the video anywhere on the the net, but I heard it was a bit creepy from more than one person. Send me a link in the contact section if you come across it.
Romney and Obama:
I’m going to play prophet here for a moment, and predict Obama will win a 2nd term as President of the United States. I’m not a supporter of either candidate, and I see domestic and international policy business as usual no matter the puppet in power.
I made my opinion after reading about Romney’s trip to the Middle East and Europe. There I saw a man who has been set up as a fall guy. I’m having a hard time putting it in words, but I don’t see this man as President of the USA.
Don’t expect doom, and don’t expect good news. The crummy economic situation we find ourselves in will smolder on for some time. These financial magicians have many ways of keeping the game going, and I don’t see the plug being pulled anytime soon. I see the plug coming undone eventually, and it will be worse than 2008, but I don’t foresee it happening in 2012.
Check back daily, as the News Monkey has returned.
News Monkey out!