Weekly Updates: Charlottesville as Resemblance of Global Instability
By Maxim Nikolenko.
The past week (from August 7 to August 13) ended with global media outlets airing events that took place in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia. Saturday’s violence, culminated by a terrorist attack which was implemented by white nationalist, resemble an artificially constructed divide within the American society. A simple construct of Divide and Rule is working. The same construct continues bringing wars and violence to the destabilized parts of the world, as 187-256 people died in the period of 7 days in 34 separate terrorist attacks.
Right-wing extremists had demonstrated once again that their methods are similar to those applied by Islamists they condemn. A woman was killed and two dozen people sustained injuries when a car plowed into a crowd of demonstrators, marching against the gathering of Alt-Right (euphemism to neo-Nazis) who arrived to protest the plans to remove a statue of Robert Edward Lee, a renowned general of the Confederate Army during the period of American Civil War.
Today, an ongoing debate about the place of Confederate history in America has turned into a polarizing bravado. An adequate assessment of historical past is becoming irrelevant, with identity politics dividing society by race, gender and social values. The process of Balkanization of American working class is facilitated by the corporate media and liberal elites, who are reluctant to challenge the ills of capitalism as the essence of growing fascism.
A number of months back, before President Trump was inaugurated, William I. Robinson, professor at the University of California, wrote the following: “The liberal elite’s refusal to challenge the rapaciousness of transnational capital and its brand of identity politics served to eclipse the language of the working and popular classes… pushing white workers into an ‘identity’ of white nationalism and helping the neo-fascists to organise them.”
The hawkish corporate engine which operates the diplomacy of American Empire is fascist in nature and remains virtually unaddressed.
The imperialism it produces had destroyed many countries by shipping wars and terrorism, often upon peacefully coexisting societies.
Today, Iraq is one of the victims of Western imperialist ventures. There is no end in sight in Iraq, to war against ISIS (Daesh) medievalists. In the meantime, security across the country remains extremely poor amidst a widespread corruption. Shockingly, 64 people died in the period of 7 days in 13 separate terrorist acts. There was also a disputed attack on Iraqi Shiite militias which occurred near the Iraq-Syria border. According to ISIS claims, 69 militiamen died in the massive assault. However, the Shiite militia claims 40 of its fighters were killed and blamed the U.S-led coalition for attacking its positions.
The fanatics from Boko Haram continue waging attacks across the destabilized Nigerian northeast. In the past week, 37 people died in 3 separate terrorist incidents. There seems to be no end in sight to terror, though terror as a phenomenon is completely new to the region, virtually unknown before 2009.
26 people died in 3 separate terror incidents that to place in Pakistan, another country where Islamic terrorism is a relatively new phenomenon. Quetta, a provincial capital of Balochistan suffered the worst attack, with 16 people killed in a suicide bombing claimed by Daesh. The remaining 2 incidents are been blamed on Taliban.
25 members of Jaish al-Islam militia were killed in a blast near the Syrian border with Jordan. This could be the latest incident of infighting between the Syrian Jihadist groups who are known in the Western media as “moderate rebels.”
6 people were killed in 2 separate attacks that took place in Egypt.
Al Qaeda is suspected to be responsible for the 2 attacks which left 12 people dead in Yemen. Two weeks ago, an offensive against the Islamist group was declared in Shabwa province. Thousands of militiaman who belong to the so-called Yemeni government (which is comprised of marionettes of the Saudi-led coalition) were redirected to the province, with ground advisers from the United States and United Arab Emirates supporting the effort. Fighting Al Qaeda, however, is not their apparent priority. Shabwa province holds some of the largest oil fields in the country.
In neighboring Somalia, 4 people died in Al Shabaab attacks.
4 people had lost their lives from 2 separate attacks in Turkey. One attack was implemented by a member of Daesh. The second incident was blamed on the Kurdish Workers’ Party, who battle for independence of a largely Kurdish populated southeast.
In the meantime, clashes had resulted in 5 deaths in the India-occupied Kashmir.
Concluding this report is a Russian-made documentary film on the war in Syria. Containing English subtitles, the film was aired in 2012, during the first stages of war which now extends to its 7th year. Must warn: the documentary film contains some graphic images.
It is a known fact that CIA has been running a secret operation in Syria, spending over 1 billion dollars on arming and training militias against Assad’s government.