Ever heard of "hydraulic despotism"? Why I ask is because
knowing a bit of history might help us understand what the despots have planned.
… is a term for despotic rule supported by control of a single, necessary
That's the narrow "classical" definition. I'd like to use the word "hydraulic"
as a metaphor for any fundamental necessity, broaden that last part: "control
of a single necessary resource," and restate the definition thusly:
hydraulic despotism is a term for a form of rule supported
by complete control of energy within a system (ie. society).
It is necessary to understand that a vital resource within a society functions
as does energy within a system. The more complex the system the greater the amount
and forms of energy needed.
Within the "system" in which we live we can name: oil
and electricity, money,
(Just to keep it simple.) Control of the amount of energy available to the system
entails control of the system. You should be able to see what effect the control
of these main resources have in our present system.
This should also give you a perspective on the situation in Iraq and the possible
invasion of Iran. The goal is not the control of a country or a people. Once
you have control of the main rescources all else falls into place. Remember
the first targets chosen for bombing are not the population, but the infrastucture,
civilian and military.
Driving from the Jordanian border to Baghdad in 2003, all along the highway
I saw electricity towers droop to the east as faded flowers.
Water is a problem. Electricity. Food. Money. All driven by oil. Also a problem.
But notice the amount of troops. Why so few? And the permanent bases being built?
Strategically placed. If Iran happens you will see the same thing played out.
They are not interested in hearts and minds, as long as they have control of
bellies. As long as they have control
of the available energy the system needs. The thinking is that at some point
the population will come to the gates begging.
Have a look at the new
embassy in Baghdad. Think Fort
Apache. Think Moonbase Alpha. Iraqis, the favored ones, will work inside.
They will be well-treated, personally, medically, well-fed, clothed, payed.
They will tell of the benevolence of the occupying powers. They will talk. Word
will spread. Anyone who might voice coherent opposition already eliminated.
Keep these things in mind: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Central Asia, (3) Iraq and
the pipeline to Haifa, (4) Iran (dares plan to provide electricity by building
nuclear plants), (5) and the Caspian.
Now read this from the BBC:
The United States has outlined an ambitious energy project to develop the
energy sources of the ex-Soviet republics of Central Asia. The plan would
develop a regional power grid from Kazakhstan to India.
The grid would feed the growing energy needs of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan,
and help integrate the economies of Central and South Asia.The far-reaching
plan would also reduce Central Asia's reliance on routes through Russia for
its energy exports. The US Assistant Secretary of State, Richard Boucher,
presented the plan to committee in Congress.
He explained how the development of a power grid through Afghanistan would
enable the energy-rich nations of Central Asia to sell electricity to energy-poor
India and Pakistan. The impoverished mountainous republics of Kyrgyzstan and
Tajikistan both want to develop their large hydro-electricity potential.
Kazakhstan, with abundant oil and gas, is rapidly becoming a top energy producer
while Turkmenistan has some of the world's largest gas reserves. India and
Pakistan have both been seeking ways to import Central Asian oil, gas and
electricity to fuel their expanding economies. Even Afghanistan now needs
more energy as its war shattered economy begins to recover. Mr Boucher said
the opening up of Afghanistan meant that it should now be seen as a bridge
not an obstacle between Central and South Asia.
Historically, Central Asia always had close ties with Afghanistan and India
until they were broken by Soviet isolationism imposed by Moscow. But continuing
insecurity in parts of Afghanistan has long prevented the rebuilding of economic
ties. Now American officials and other observers say the best way to reintegrate
Afghanistan and to improve stability in the entire region is to boost economic
integration. Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has been increasing its
efforts to recover lost economic influence in Central Asia, but US policy
has long been to wean the Central Asian republics away from their old reliance
Control of available energy: oil, electricity, money, water, food. With these
they believe that hearts and minds don't matter. Look into these matters. Not
only there, but around you. Reflect on the small scale model: how the Israelis
wall annex Palestinian land – the most fertile, areas over known aquifers;
the checkpoints, the flow and traffic of people and goods; the money. The despots
believe themselves on the brink of complete control. By creating dependency
infrastructures, they force those in need of energy to survive into dependence,
Do you see it?
What's going on?
Got one comment from A simple
child, who said: "I could see it with arab people, but it is not true
with persians. Historically, persians don't stand being invaded even when nobody
likes arabic-islamic regime. Iran has never been a colony of another country;
so, I predict hard time for US if it attack to Iran. "
My reply: "i can see what you see, certainly. point is, they're not interested
in invading or controlling iran. all they need is the oil. chk the links, look
at the maps. with the oil fields secured they have no need of the rest of iran.
have a look at this
map: that's the caspian oil secured by way of peshmerga kurds.
for the south and gulf. this is all the area they need control, basically."
And then I read this from AFP:
Threaten Attacks on Iran
MOUNT QANDIL, Iraq, 7 May 2006 — A top Kurdish guerilla yesterday threatened
to launch hit-and-run attacks on Iran, saying the Shiite country planned to
bomb his group’s positions inside Iraq to gain Turkey’s support
against the US. “We have the right to launch attacks against Iranian
forces,” said Cemil “Cuma” Bayik, the de facto leader of
the feared Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), a quasi-Socialist rebel movement
entrenched in a decades-long guerilla war for independence in the majority
Kurdish southeast of Turkey…
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