U.S. President Barack Obama, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has launched another war in the Middle East against a country that had neither attacked, nor even threatened the United States of America. This time it's Libya. He did so without meaningful public debate, Congressional approval, or constitutional authority too. Like his predecessor George W. Bush and many presidents before him, President Obama went to war solely by his own accord, disregarding Article I, Section 8's assignment of the power "To declare War" to Congress altogether.
Consider what candidate Barack Obama said about this matter back in 2008:
The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.
But there's no point in extensively quoting political hypocrisies, or even kidding ourselves about the constitutionality of actions taken by our Washington, DC overlords. Because the reality is that, as Joseph Sobran infamously said, "The Constitution poses no threat to our current form of government."
The U.S.-lobbied U.N. Security Council Resolution authorizing military force in Libya does not compel U.S. involvement either. It is merely an excuse for the president to send American boys and girls off to die in a war that has nothing to do with their own interests.
War on Libya
I have predicted many times on this blog that President Obama would launch a war (see here, here, and here). My focus was on war with Iran however, I don't think that can be ruled out yet, and war against Libya fits perfectly with the reasons I gave as to why the Ruling Class would go to war.
Obama’s supposed “lack of leadership” and “indecision” over the past few weeks was merely a ruse to hide a major shift in American foreign policy from not only the Middle East color revolutionaries, but from the American people as well. The crazy Colonel Gaddafi's brutal attacks on the people of Libya, have provided an effective sideshow to capture media and public attention as U.S. policy shifts course. After all, who in their right mind would be against taking this monstrous psychopath down?
Meanwhile, with everyone focused on Gaddafi, Saudi Arabia invaded the tiny island nation of Bahrain, in support of Bahrain's Sunni ruling family’s battle to maintain power against the Shiite majority protesters. Bahrain is also home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet. While there’s been very little media coverage of this invasion, the case could just as easily be made for military intervention against Saudi Arabia, whose actions in Bahrain are every bit as cruel and unusual as anything the bloodthirsty Colonel Gaddifi has done. So, what’s going on?
U.S. foreign policy has long been supportive of Middle East dictatorships, among them Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, and for the past decade (until now, that is) Colonel Gaddafi in Libya. So, the notion that the U.S. would go to war in order to save said country’s people from dictatorship simply can’t be taken seriously. This is not to say Washington, DC necessarily opposes freedom (although their domestic policy says it does) or approves of dictatorship; I think they’re rather agnostic on both matters. More likely, the real issue is in Russell Kirk’s words, "A war for an oilcan."
U.S. Dollar in Decline
The color revolutions spreading throughout the Middle East pose a potentially serious problem for the world’s Ruling elite, especially those in the United States and Europe. These movements are decentralized and outside their control, making the revolutionaries themselves the greatest threat they face. So, the foreign policy focus is now on the revolutions themselves, because they put more than 60 years of foreign policy defending the oil/dollar scheme up for grabs.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been engaged in an unprecedented program to devalue the U.S. dollar, hoping to bailout banks and ultimately the U.S. federal government. You're also aware that the federal government is on the hook for more debt than any entity in history.
Being that the U.S. dollar is fiat, meaning it’s backed by nothing more than a promise, Bernanke’s printing press coupled with the federal government’s extreme debt load has threatened the dollar’s status as the world’s “reserve” currency. Fiat currency requires an ever-growing demand to maintain it’s value, otherwise it will crumble like all Ponzi schemes do. This is why, without exception, all fiat currencies do eventually die.
Saudi Arabia and the rest of the OPEC members have only accepted U.S. dollars as payment for oil. Because every country has a high demand for oil, this meant that all nations had to maintain the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency. Although Iran now sells oil in other currencies (due to weakness in the dollar), all the other members of OPEC still demand payment for oil in U.S. dollars. Without this artificial demand, the U.S. dollar will die.
Now, if U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East was only about “an oilcan,” the government would simply open the vast oil resources available at home for drilling. In other words, the wars aren’t about controlling the oil supply. What it’s all about is maintaining the global oil trade in U.S. dollars, and thus hang onto world reserve currency status a bit longer. This way Washington, DC can keep the game of wealth redistribution and manipulation that they've relied on so long and maintain control until another scheme can be hatched.
All over the globe we are witnessing the Ruling Elite losing control, even right here in America. Without OPEC members demanding payment for oil in U.S. dollars, the dollar is finished. That's why the Ruling Class sees the volatility of the Middle East color revolutions as such a threat. Any given new regime, if not under U.S. control, will probably accept other currencies as payment for oil. meaning the end of the U.S. dollar and the Ruling Class charade.
Another important aspect of the war on Libya is that it’s being waged under the auspices of a U.N. Security Council Resolution. This means the U.N. is taking down the Gaddafi regime by force and replacing it with another. In other words, the bureaucracy of unelected politicians known as the U.N., has placed its power over that of the Libyan state and therefore the Libyan people. It has declared itself Supreme Ruler of the Earth. One could say it smells like world government.
Gaddafi may be a mad, brutal psychopath, but the same could be said about many of the U.N.’s members in good standing. It’s a joke to think that the U.N. opposes brutal and oppressive dictators on principle, so why then, the sudden urge to take out Gaddafi?
If the U.N. can enforce the power to decide a country’s political structure, as it’s trying to do in Libya right now, then the U.N.’s actions will stand as a precedent which moves the planet toward world government. This isn’t “tinfoil hat” territory either. After all, there’s already been talk about a world currency. Politicians all over the globe openly talk about a New World Order.
Nothing is guaranteed. World government is not imminent. But you can see it being shaped and developed by the Ruling Elite, who would love nothing more than absolute power and control. Make no mistake about it. World government presents a very grave danger. Do you think Washington, DC is hard to control? World government means the centralization of power in the hands of unelected bureaucrats who live in faraway lands. In other words, you’d have no control at all.
***This post will be updated. Due to time constraints, I'm posting it as is for now.***