The Gulf War Did Not Take Place
"What's My Name? Say My Name Sucka!"
Reading through the old stories which provided a sort of background to the previous post here - PEAK PROPALANDA - in addition to noting how very little had actually changed about WHAT the ONEMEDIA reports…
over and over the same themes, memes, and theatrical production, with some modest changes to the stage scenery… whisk away those palm trees, sweep up the sand… lay out some cotton to represent ‘snow’ in wintry Ukraine, etc., etc.,
there was a feeling of even deeper ‘deja vu all over again’ when I was provoked into remembering the way that the French Magus - Jean Baudrillard - had re-ordered the 1990s GULF WAR phenomena into a media spectacle ‘non-event event’ which so veered away from any ‘actuality’ as to cause him to title the book - THE GULF WAR DID NOT TAKE PLACE!
Gradually, it started gnawing on me; with the weirdness of the way that the Russkies have ‘kinda, sorta, maybe’ taken to the battlefield(s) in Ukraine, the lack of application of their air power, the stasis and overall lack of tangible ‘progress’ in the campaign… there is a sense in which, here too…. the UKRAINE WAR/POLICE EXERCISE\WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE TO CALL IT… is NOT TAKING PLACE!
In the ‘original,’ 1990s ‘event’ with Iraq as the stage set, author Baudrillard repeatedly notes the absence of ‘images’ from the war zone; there is an overflow of ‘commentary’ … talking CNN heads, shots of incubators allegedely in Kuwait, stock shots of troop transports, naval exercises etc., - but no ‘war scenes’ from the ‘front lines’ or elsewhere. Now, with the ubiquity of online sources - tik tok, twitter, youtube, etc., there are of course a plethora of ‘images’ of ‘the war’… and stories to accompany them…
but - along with the ubiquity - cometh the ‘staging,’ the ‘false flag,’ the ‘psy-operettas’ which this new media seems to facilitate as much or more than any really real “record” of what has acutally occurred! For example,
Was bombing of Mariupol theater staged by Ukrainian Azov extremists to trigger NATO intervention?
takes stock of the elements which went into that key development in ‘war’ reportage… and reveals the likelihood of organized media manipulation carried on by a western press desperate paint the Putin Posse in the worst possible light. Since long standing imaginary readers KNOW me to be no POOTIE FAN in any way shape or form, it can be stated plainly here… the example used to show how NOTHING can be taken at face value as filtered through medias of whichever wing of the $power is offering you the goods… is applicable to BOTH TEAMS playing this war/non-war/maybe war game in the Ukraine right now! This quote from Baudrillards’ book -
Taking the place of the warrior's challenge, hostage value has become syn-onymous with the debility of war. We are all hostages of media intoxication, induced to believe in the war just as we were once led to believe in the revolution in Romania, and confined to the simulacrum of war as though confined to quarters. We are already all strategic hostages in situ; our site is the screen onnwhich we are virtually bombarded day by day, even while serving as exchange value. In this sense, the grotesque vaudevillen played by Saddam Hussein is a diversion, at once a diversion of both war and international terrorism. His soft terrorism will at least have put an end to the hard terrorism of Palestinians and others, thereby showing him to be in this as in many other respects the perfect accomplice of the West.
Given that - some three decades later, there is inevitably some revision needed to the Frenchman’s analysis of the situation, I would propose to take the last sentence -
‘showing him to be in this as in many other respects the perfect accomplice of the West'
under consideration as being now an historically untenable designation; “the West” being now fully denuded of any ‘protaganist’ role in the scripted farce of “current events” makes it necessary to change the name of the “Iraqi”/Russian assigned villain’s interlocutor from a shadowy “the West” to a more precise and meaningful descriptor.
Baudrillards’ “debility of war” being fully on display at this moment - via the “non-war” state of Hussein/Putin’s “police action” in neighboring Ukraine, we are hostage to a media narrative which tries - yet fails - to whip up images of a strong, proactive “west” responding to the “vaude-villains” hard terrorism with dispatch! One can’t help but notice… in spite of all the rhetoric and chest beating, neither “Nato” or the EU can raise a finger against the aggressive ‘invader’ - who, in turn, is proven laughably inept at his appointed task of ‘invasion,’ and at the same time, horribly competent in running thru the paces of a stock “war crimes” arsenal of civilian bombings, broken humanitarian promises, inhuman treatment of refugees, etc., etc.
It’s a black comedy of ‘terror errors’ we are forced to watch; every player’s complete incompetence and snivelling substitute of words for actions has given the Frenchmans’ phrase - ‘debility of war’ a status of maxim for the new millennium, on par with a Clausewitz type of military maxim‘s accuracy and iconic status! Was Vietnam the very first exercise in this new way of waging ‘non-war’ wars with maximum ‘debility’/incompetence? Or would that title be best assigned to the Korean “police action” instead?
Have we indeed reached a kind of ‘peak debility’ - in accord with Baudrillard’s assertion at the time of writing his GULF WAR book, that in fact no further ‘wars’ were even possible anymore? What seemed merely absurd - or simply part n parcel of the Magus’ rogueish, irascible charm - at that time - may now have assumed a practical value and ‘words of wisdom’ type of merit… in this era of full-blown “rule by mediocracy!” That quote in my previous post -
Those who remain transfixed by the daily news-cycle – an intravenous drip of concocted events – need become aware that we have entered an era of truly post-reality. Eradication of the real has been achieved, it is no longer a pending goal. You can therefore be sure that the American, Syrians, Saudis, Turks – yes, even the Iranians – were well apprised of the Russian move before it happened.And that they are working according to a script by and large written in Tel Aviv.
No less than the farce of the American Presidential Election season, this middleeastern theater of the irreal will now consist of daily soundbites delivered towhatever segment of the audience they are tailored to deceive. There is “news”for all tastes and persuasions! “Analysts” of all descriptions to 'inform you of whatever you wish to hear. Except the real.
harkening back to the time in 2016 when I declared the end of all ‘news’ - all authentic “events,” and their replacement with staged spectacles spashed across ‘screens’ has mysteriously motioned us over to the section of this platform wherein I was trying to AVOID any further study of the contemporary ‘scene’ of the moment… and to the recently written
wherein I began a probe of Marshall McLuhan’s secret status as intellectual HERETIC - in unwitting anticipation of this very moment, in this very post….
“The hidden meanings and real significance of his works branch off naturally into the realm of those of contemporaneous intellectual ‘heretics’ I’ve focused my interest upon previously… but also direct attention to some new ones. They point one, for instance, in the direction of “political philosophy” - a subject so seemingly dry and devoid of interest to anyone seeking an ‘exit’ to the entire farce of modernity -
yet the consequences of avoiding a most careful examination of that field of endeavour show up right now… in the farce being played out around us in the contemporary ‘geopolitical’ sphere
where a script so ragged, transparent, and lacking in subtlety as to be equaled only by the “kovid-kaper” storyline it replaces…. gets turned into an ‘action adventure’ thriller which supposedly pits ‘west’ against ‘east’… ‘liberal democracy’ against ‘totalitarian barbarism’ and so on.”
Well, yes… rather! ‘The consequences of avoiding”…. being exactly what Baudrillard had nailed in his GULF WAR expose -ARE our being ‘held hostage’ now to
“media intoxication, induced to believe in the war just as we were once led to believe in the revolution in Romania, and confined to the simulacrum of war as though confined to quarters. We are already all strategic hostages in situ; our site is the screen onnwhich we are virtually bombarded day by day, even while serving as exchange value."
Giving full credit to McLuhan & Baudrillard for collectively and consecutively anticipating and DESCRIBING our present state of poisoned perception - via ‘media intoxification’ will be a work all of it’s own. I had planned to get there… via a standalone piece which would link the two HERETICS’ careers IN WAYS PREVIOUSLY UNTHOUGHT OF … but now is not that time! Being dragged back into commentary pon the folly of current fallacious media narratives means putting off that important work - and the usual irony which that state of affairs underlines!
Given that the second segment of Remarkable Heresies
introduced the great Germanic thinker Voegelin into the mix here, we are redeemed from folly in following through on this return to ‘current events’ commentary…. if we take note of his designation of “gnosticism” as being the great, over-riding impulse of chaos, confusion, corruption and connivance packaged up and sold over centuries as “cabbalism”…
a form of necromantic sorcery which is not confined to it’s ‘jooish’ or ‘talmudic’ varient… as I’ve discussed before… but is surely the PREDOMINANT strain - given it’s HUGE CONTEMPORARY SIGNIFICANCE (covert of course, but available for inspection to any with the interest to understand their bleak circumstances!) All the years I’ve been slowly creeping towards an understanding of the madness and malice which underlie the “events” which medias place before us as a kind of ‘magic show’ which we watch with the dullness of cattle at an opera performance…
it’s been the looming presence of the intersection of those jooish heretical movements of gnostical bent - sabbatean, then frankist, and now….. the worst of all - CHABAD CHASIDIC CULTISM…
with the ever evolving viral strains of jooish ‘kabbalism’ which has been the ‘elephant in the empty room’ like - forever!’ The cover of smoke and mirrors which purposely occludes that topic has been temporarily lifted a number of times in the course of my hejira through the ‘deserts of the really real’…. yet is soon firmly back in place, thanks to the neverending efforts of the faux news networks to ‘keep the lid on’ discovery of THE GREAT SWINDLE!
So I ‘dart and weave’… like the legendary ‘clown fish’ swimming through the shark infested waters of the sea of lies which is our world at this moment…. feinting failure…
exhibiting exhaustion and exasperation… taking siestas, or holding fiestas… till the signal comes in, to return to the work again! And here we are pilgrims! Sitting on the edge of that ‘abyss of time’… watching the world of the really real go bye!
Right then. When I asked the rhetorical question, in the previous outing - “Is there a way of ‘cutting through’ all the bullshit?” - I wasn’t at all convinced that any kind of ‘call of duty’ would pressure me into responding to my own question. But things have a way of getting themselves in gear… all on their own, here! So…
The founder of Hasidism was Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer, or the Baal
Shem Tov, the Master of the Good Name. Born around 1700 on the Polish
border, this self-taught children’s teacher became known ?rst as a wan—
dering healer and miracle worker, and then as the proponent of a new
approach to Jewish practice. The Baal Shem Tov, or Besht, countered the
prevailing judaism of his day, which had become the exclusive property
of an elite enclave of talmudic scholars, and taught that even the simplest
peasant who knows not a word of the Law can approach God directly
through heartfelt prayer and an outpouring of his soul. The Besht brought
Jewish mysticism back to the people, declaring that every jew, not just
the learned, could drink of its heady waters. He broke down the barriers
between the secular and the spiritual, investing the most mundane activi-
ties with divine import, and declared that religious devotion was more
pleasing to God than rote adherence to ritual. “I have come into this
world to show man how to live by three precepts,” he said. “Love of God,
love of Israel, and love of the Torah.” from - FISHMAN/ THE REBBES’ ARMY
since there be no ‘better’ nor ‘bitter’ bullshit to cut thru in this ol whorld than the pretences to spiritual greatness and powers of ‘miracle’ working of small men in funny hats n beards with a HUUGE chip on the shoulder …
Taking BLUE SQUIRRELS FIRST AXIOM OF THE POST-REAL TO HEART…
to whit…. “everything in and of this world we are held hostage to is inverted, desecretated and devoid of any ‘truths’ to hold on to”…
and then taking the above quote regarding the kabbalistic/chasidic con-junction which is CHABAD - the CULT WHICH RULES THIS GLOBE - and giving it the appropriate ‘spin’ to accomodate our axiom re: inversion…
“love” in the perverted jargon of the jooish heretical gnostic tradition is “hate” of the other… that other being “us” … the none-chosen who are both the victims of and witnesses to the ‘kinetic’ action of ‘non-war’ in the modern age! Love is hate - bombing is ‘liberation’ - “nazis” are “joos,” and the corrupt and venal puppets of the west are “defenders of our freedoms!” Can U dig it? Or… would you like to ‘dig’ your own grave, goober?
Right again then. Just before pulling the plug on the last 9 months effort previous to this newly hatched duckling… I’d mentioned to the imaginary audience how this same group of cultic fanatics was pulling strings to arrange a flare up tween their puppet “Putin” & their puppet “Zelensky” ,,, though without going into what purpose the scripted ‘conflict’ might have in their dark hearts.
SCREEN - AS VERB ‘conceal, protect, or shelter (someone or something) with a screen or something forming a screen.’ ‘something that covers or disguises the true nature (as of an activity or feeling)’ : a system for examining and separating into different groups. ‘a piece of apparatus designed to prevent agencies in one part from affecting other parts.’ AS SYNONYM ‘bulwark, cover, defend, fence, guard, shield ward
from the sum of which the detached observer of the present moments’ descent into the maelstrom of universal terror can easily see the outlines of the CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY to DEFRAUD the human consciousness of it’s base conditon of ‘freedom’ - freedom of thought, springing from an ‘unconditioned’ awareness of what is ‘real’ - in other terms, our world as tangible, tactile phenomena “unmediated” by those ‘devices,’ ‘systems,’ ‘programs,’ or ‘loyalties’ which reduce our freedom of action to consumptive 'options’ retailed by dark forces.
As a ‘screen’ for the really real Swindle… this ‘non-war war’/police action in Ukraine holds great promise in diverting attention from the $powers main movements of the pea shell!
Back to THE GULF WAR DID NOT TAKE PLACE:
Unlike earlier wars, in which there were political aims either of conquest or domination, what is at stake in this one is war itself: its status, its meaning, its future. It is beholden not to have an objective but to prove its very existence (this crisis ofidentity affects the existence of us all). In effect, it has lost muchof its credibility. Who, apart from the Arab masses, is still capa-ble of believing in it and becoming inflamed by it? the spectacular drive of war remains intact. In the of will. to. power, and the will to knowledge, there remains today the widespread will to spectacle, and with it the obstinate desire to preserve its spectreor fiction (this is the fate of religions: they are no longer believed, but the disincarnate practice remains). Can war be saved?
This particularly prescient comment by the Magus must be reviewed relative to the “Syrian Imbrogolio” which took(takes!)place decades later. What massed Russian firepower could not do to a ragtag group of militias prone to suicidal infighting, bogging down in graft and corruption when in charge of territory, at the expense of fighting and holding ground…
was eliminate them from the field. Is this somehow related to our precis here - “the debility” of war? Damn straight it is! Russia’s military - so loudly and boisterously boostered by the bunch of buffoons who infect sites like serocred/xerohedge etc., - as a thing of power and beauty…. has made USA’s Vietnam debacle look like a heady victory! “Air power” has proven potent only at destroying civilian targets and causing mass refugee crises and homelessness. Shia “proxies” and the “Arab Syrian Army” have proven incapable of replacing good ol ‘boots on the ground’ infantrymen of the kind we were led to believe by said buffoons… could be expected to walk all over any opposition they might encounter.
Pan to the Ukraine… and watch the way ‘war/non-war/police action’ is waged after all the lessons Syria might have provided. Was the Frenchman… once agin…. A GENIUS? Do russkie “bears” shit in their paratroop pants when encountering real resistance on the ground,,, or in dem woods? U be da Judge.
““War’ is now more effectively “found” and ‘fought’ - online. The ‘information war’ is profoundly more important that the ‘bullets n bombs’ show. The information war is fought with thoughts… memetic device… appeal to emotions … carpet bombings of agit-prop passed off as ‘reporting’…
and it’s ALL under the control of those media gangstas who … Just Like “Maxwell” and the rest of the ‘magnates’ who bought up every printing press, studio, and production house decades ago…
all have ‘ties’ to the Chabad Cult WHICH RULES THIS WHORLD… AND NOW rules the whorld of ‘war’… C21st style! You might think that where I’m going with this is to repeat my assertion re “GREATER PODOLIA”… and the cherished fiction of a chasidic ‘homeland’ pon plains of those “eastern european marches” where Khazaria once ruled/
that’s not so important. What control of ‘the internet’ has allowed the huge wealth of CHABAD to do… is CONTROL YOUR/OUR REALITY to the extent that you are held hostage to their ‘news’ presentation of a reality which is ENTIRELY MANUFACTURED… for nefarious purposes. GREATER PODOLIA is the cherry on top… of the icing on the cake, the cake being the WHOLE WHORLD KAKE which the Chabbadies intend of HOLD… AND EAT TOO!
iMPOSSIBLE? he heh heh…
where have I heard that before?
In the decade after Sclmeerson’s death, Chabad’s infrastructure grew
faster than during his lifetime. Between 1994 and 2002, more than 610
new emissary couples took up their postings and more than 705 new
Chabad institutions were opened, including 450 new facilities purchased
or built from scratch, bringing the total number of institutions world-
wide—synagogues, schools, camps, and community centers—to 2 ,766.
In the year 2000, 51 new Chabad facilities were established in California
Annual operating costs of Chabad’s empire toda)r approach $1 bil-
lion. And that budget doesn’t include construction costs for new build-
ings, which have been going up at an astonishing rate since Schneerson’s passing: a $1 0 million synagogue in Bal Harbour, Florida; $25 million for
a Chabad complex in San Diego; 5 20 million for a jewish Children’s
Museum in Crown Heights; plus a $1 million Chabad center in Las Vegas,
82 million for American Friends of Lubavitch headquarters in Washing-
ton, D.C., S 5 million for a day school in Pittsburgh, and $ 3 million for a
community center in Montreal.
Chabad building projects around the world have kept pace with those
of North America: a S 1 5 million girls’ school outside Paris; a 514 million
community center in Buenos Aires; plus soup kitchens in Brazil, syna-
gogues in Germany, schools in Latvia and Lithuania, and orphanages in
Chabad’s expansion into the former Soviet Union alone is phenome-
nal. In 1994. the movement maintained emissaries in just eight cities in
Russia. By january 2002, Chabad had fu11~time emissaries placed in 61
cities across Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, the Baltics, and Central Asia, with
I 3 ,ooo children studying in their day schools and thousands more attend-
ing their kindergartens and summer camps. Fishman - The Rebbes Army
Ahh yes! The Great INVERSION - THE really real news… contained in that snippet from Fishmans’ book on Chabad, is not broadcast - just like the numerous cases of ‘chasidic rebbes’ caught diddling kiddies, porking their proteges, wife swapping or bribing dp’s for ‘case dropping!’ The ‘broadcast news is all faux - the really real news is alway a NO!
Oh. And ‘where have U heard this tale I tell here, before, pray tell? U haven’t. Because it’s never been told. The many quoted passages from C J Bjerknes RISE ABOVE THE GODS WHO HATE YOU gave a sliver of it. The work done on my former site BARBAROUS RELIQUARY gave a taste of it. But it took the kovid-kaper to draw a ‘treasure map’ to the really real endgame now upon us!
All those MRNA genetic ‘experimental’ shots with the patented ‘stuff’ unzipping Pandora’s Box inside the bodies of millions/billions? of folks right now… are the chinese fortune cookie which… when pulled out of it’s wrappings… reads
so soory…….. sucka. We control your brain, your body… and your time left alive. U not so lucky ducky!
I could tell you all over agin…. what variant of ‘ethnic’ appellation/religious affiliation that the MONSTER GANG - Lieber/Danzak/Baric/Fauci, etc., belong to… but it probably still wouldn’t sink in. And if it did… you’d probably think of me as being “anti-semitic,” anti-jooish, anti-science, or some other kind of gibberish…
but you would be wrong … agin, pilgrim. The more I study these turco-slavonic tricksters with the tenuous to none connections to the (UN)hOlY land… the more I have to acknowledge their superior arsenal of ‘armaments’ - intellectual and otherwise - with which they wage the only form of ‘war’ which counts anymore. Hating em is a waste of time.
Compete or die. Get better, or enjoy your fetters. That’s ‘really real’ species evolution in action!
The Magus has earned the final word here:
By virtue of having been anticipated in all its details and exhausted by all the scenarios, this war ends up resembling the hero of Italien des Roses (Richard Bohringer in the film by Charles Matton), who hesitates to dive from the top of a build- ing for an hour and a half, before a crowd at first hanging on his movements, then disappointed and overcome by the sus-pense, exactly as we are today by the media blackmail and the illusion of war. It is as though it had taken place ten times already: why would we want it to take place again? It is the same in Italien des Roses : we know that his imaginary credit is exhausted and that he will not jump, and in the end nobody gives a damn whether he jumps or not because the real event is already left behind. pg 35 - THE GULF WAR DID NOT TAKE PLACE
Has a ‘war’ been going on in Ukraine? Not really. It’s a ‘spectacle’… produced by the same crew who ‘produce’ “epics” like “BEN HUR,” “EXODUS,” or “SCHINDLERS LIST” - BUT the list of ‘extras’ is endless.
Because stuck inside the spectacle, invisible to the ‘naked’ eye… there’s a ‘really real’ “war” going on. THE WAR ON YU. Brought to you by…. them bearded“Amish” in the funny hats and the McMansion homes … doin “Godot’s Work!”
Closing shot: “the West” being now fully denuded of any ‘protaganist’ role in the scripted farce of “current events” makes it necessary to change the name of the “Iraqi”/Russian assigned villain’s interlocutor from a shadowy “the West” to a more precise and meaningful descriptor.” Now pan…. “showing him to be in this as in many other respects the perfect accomplice of the West.”
Hussein/Pootie - the ‘perfect accomplice’ of Chabad. Just like ‘Donnie Twitter’ was. That’s how we got here. Wherever “here” is!
“Only the small secrets need to be protected. The large ones are kept secret by public incredulity.” - McLuhan
Marshall McLuhan… please pick up the house phone squire. We need your help in figuring this media thing out. BEFORE IT EATS US ALL!