In November of last year an article was published in The Independent titled “Gardener dies 'after brushing against deadly wolfsbane flower' on millionaire's estate.” In my mind that encapsulates the state of Germany’s dilemma. Germany has become the experienced gardener trapped amid the wolfsbane on America’s Billionaire Think Tank Estate.
An experienced gardener who collapsed and died after tending to a millionaire’s estate may have been the victim of the deadly wolfsbane plant, a coroner has heard.
In a twist worthy of TV programme Midsomer Murders it appeared that Nathan Greenaway, 33, may have brushed against the flower aconitum, also known as Devil’s Helmet and Monkshood, while tending the garden of Millcourt House, owned by retired venture capitalist Christopher Ogilvie Thompson and his wife Katherine.
After collapsing at the million-pound estate, Mr. Greenaway was rushed to hospital where despite numerous blood tests, doctors were unable to establish what was wrong and he died from multiple organ failure five days afterwards on 7 September….
The toxins of the plant, which is rarely identified as a cause of death despite growing wild across the country, can easily enter the blood if protective clothing is not worn when handling the flower…. wolfsbane was one of the most dangerous plants found in Britain’s gardens.
“The roots are where the highest level of poison is found….”
What would happen if the world’s only super power was taken over by lunatics? What if the toxins in the roots of the wolfsbane that had been cultivated in the laboratories of billionaire think tank lunatics, mutated like some Monsanto GM aberration permeated the very foundation of democracy of America?
That is what happened December 12, 2000 when the government was overthrown, exposing the world to the deadly toxins of American Think Tank Wolfsbane. The wolfsbane in the Office of Net Assessment in the bowels of the Pentagon has been nourished by hate, deceit, greed and evil and the roots have branched out into every aspect of American government, just waiting for an unsuspecting Germany to brush up against it.
Germany now must choose, either rip the poison out by the roots or take the chance that the American wolfsbane will breach their protective gear and course through their veins until their vital organs fail. The choice is clear, break free or succumb to the Think Tank Garden of Evil and take the European Union down with you.
In reading Andrew Bacevich’s article called Rationalizing Lunacy - The Intellectual as Servant of the State I was brought back to the article on the danger of wolfsbane, especially its deadly roots. From Truthdig:
Policy intellectuals -- eggheads presuming to instruct the mere mortals who actually run for office -- are a blight on the republic. Like some invasive species, they infest present-day Washington, where their presence strangles common sense and has brought to the verge of extinction the simple ability to perceive reality.
A benign appearance -- well-dressed types testifying before Congress, pontificating in print and on TV, or even filling key positions in the executive branch -- belies a malign impact. They are like Asian carp let loose in the Great Lakes.
The Asian Carp in the form of American think tanks have infested the fresh water of the “Great Lakes” of America’s government strangling good governance to the point of extinction.
It all began innocently enough. Back in 1933, with the country in the throes of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt first imported a handful of eager academics to join the ranks of his New Deal….
Then came World War II, followed in short order by the onset of the Cold War. These events brought to Washington a second wave of deep thinkers, their agenda now focused on “national security.”
This eminently elastic concept -- more properly, “national insecurity” -- encompassed just about anything related to preparing for, fighting, or surviving wars, including economics, technology, weapons design, decision-making, the structure of the armed forces, and other matters said to be of vital importance to the nation’s survival. National insecurity became, and remains today, the policy world’s equivalent of the gift that just keeps on giving.
The gift that keeps on giving to the RAND Corporation and their myriad of defense contractors and think tanks feeding off the corpse of democracy in America.
People who specialized in thinking about national insecurity came to be known as “defense intellectuals.” Pioneers in this endeavor back in the 1950s were as likely to collect their paychecks from think tanks like the prototypical RAND Corporation as from more traditional academic institutions.
Their ranks included creepy figures like Herman Kahn, who took pride in “thinking about the unthinkable,” and Albert Wohlstetter, who tutored Washington in the complexities of maintaining “the delicate balance of terror…”
Vietnam marked the first time that the United States went to war, at least in considerable part, in response to a bunch of really dumb ideas floated by ostensibly smart people occupying positions of influence.
Hmm, the pioneers of “defense intellectuals” date back to the 1950’s…. that seems familiar. I know, that’s when RAND Corporation planted its toxically lethal roots in the bowels of the Pentagon in the newly formed Office of Net Assessment.
If Andrew Bacevich thought Herman Kahn and Albert Wohlstetter were creepy figures, wait until you hear what Robert Dreyfuss wrote about the creepy figures brought into the Executive Branch by the W. Bush Administration after the government of America was overthrown. From Mother Jones:
The Lie Factory
A Mother Jones Special Investigation: The inside story of how the Bush administration pushed disinformation and bogus intelligence and led the nation to war.
…. Until now, the story of how the Bush administration produced its wildly exaggerated estimates of the threat posed by Iraq has never been revealed in full….
It's the story of a close-knit team of ideologues who spent a decade or more hammering out plans for an attack on Iraq and who used the events of September 11, 2001, to set it into motion.
The Iraq war had been planned and was ready for execution long before the American government was overthrown in 2000 and the Patriot Act was in an incubator ready to go. As a matter of fact, that was why the American government was overthrown.
Called in to help organize the Iraq war-planning team was a longtime Pentagon official, Harold Rhode a specialist on Islam … Though Feith would not be officially confirmed until July 2001, career military and civilian officials in NESA began to watch his office with concern after Rhode set up shop in Feith's office in early January.
Rhode, seen by many veteran staffers as an ideological gadfly, was officially assigned to the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment, an in-house Pentagon think tank headed by fellow neocon Andrew Marshall….
Rhode helped Feith lay down the law about the department's new anti-Iraq, and broadly anti-Arab, orientation. In one telling incident, Rhode accosted and harangued a visiting senior Arab diplomat, telling him that there would be no "bartering in the bazaar anymore. You're going to have to sit up and pay attention when we say so."
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, sanity has left the building.
Rhode worked with Feith to purge career Defense officials who weren't sufficiently enthusiastic about the muscular anti-Iraq crusade that Wolfowitz and Feith wanted.
Rhode appeared to be "pulling people out of nooks and crannies of the Defense Intelligence Agency and other places to replace us with," says a former analyst. "They wanted nothing to do with the professional staff. And they wanted us the fuck out of there…."
…. the White House and the Pentagon put enormous pressure on the CIA to go along with its version of events has been widely reported, highlighted by visits to CIA headquarters by Vice President Cheney and Lewis Libby, his chief of staff.
In other words, you go to war with the intelligence you invent not the intelligence gathered by professionals. Don’t forget the same RAND lackeys are still operating in the office of Vice President Joe Biden and the State Department under John Kerry, two ex-Senators who were pivotal to the overthrow of the American government.
The invasive species that has attacked the American government has spread war and destruction throughout Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt and Ukraine. But Germany, the kingpin of the European Union, now faces a stark choice. America is drowning in corruption and Germany can go down with America or swim for the surface. Pepe Escobar also sees the dilemma facing Germany. From Russia Insider:
Get Ready for BRICS plus Germany
Just as much of Europe is stagnant German economic ties with Asia are growing rapidly. Eventually politics has to catch up with economics.
Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well…
So no wonder US ‘Think Tankland’ is going bonkers, releasing wacky CIA-tinted “forecasts” where Russia is bound to disintegrate, and China is turning into a communist dictatorship. So much (imperial) wishful thinking, so little time to prolong hegemony.
Yes, the PNAC crowd’s dream of making “End Times” a reality are forcing Germany into a “come to Jesus” moment. It’s sink or swim.
The acronym that all these “forecasts” dare not reveal is BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). BRICS is worse than the plague as far as the ‘Masters of the Universe’ that really control the current - rigged - world system are concerned.
Yes, Germany better tread lightly around the lunatic fringe that have seized control of America.
The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) – a key alternative to the IMF enabling developing nations to get rid of the US dollar as a reserve currency – will be operative by the end of this year. The NDB will finance infrastructure and sustainable development projects not only in the BRICS nations but other developing nations….
The US “pivoting to Asia” – launched at the Pentagon – is all dressed up with no place to go. Bullying Southeast Asia, South Asia and, for that matter, East Asia as a whole into becoming mere ‘Empire of Chaos’ vassals – and on top of it confronting China - was always a non-starter. Not to mention believing in the fairy tale of a remilitarized Japan able to “contain” China…
The BRICS have found the antidote for the poison roots of the wolfsbane cultivated in the Pentagon that threatens world stability with organ failure.
The emerging 21st century Asia is all about interconnection; and the inexorable sun in this galaxy is China….
Of course the ‘Empire of Chaos’, business-wise, won’t be thrown out of Asia. But its days as an Asian hegemon, or a geopolitical Mob offering “protection”, are over.
The Chinese remix of Go West, Young Man – in fact go everywhere – started as early as 1999. Of the top 10 biggest container ports in the world, no less than 7 are in China (the others are Singapore, Rotterdam, and Pusan in South Korea).
As far as the 12th Chinese 5-year plan – whose last year is 2015 – is concerned, most of the goals of the seven technology areas China wanted to be in the leading positions have been achieved, and in some cases even superseded.
You have to wonder, if President Al Gore was allowed to occupy the office of President that Americans elected him to, America would be such a different place. A country of science, reason and logic instead of Cold War lunatics whose only interest is “might makes right.”
The ‘Empire of Chaos’ actively sought the disintegration of Iraq, Syria and especially Libya. And now, leading the House of Saud, “our” bastard in charge King Salman is none other than the former, choice jihad recruiter for Abdul Rasul Sayyaf, the Afghan Salafist who was the brains behind both Osama bin Laden and alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad…
This is classic ‘Empire of Chaos’ in motion (exceptionalists don’t do nation building, just nation splintering). And there will be plenty of nasty, nation-shattering sequels, from the Central Asian stans to Xinjiang in China, not to mention festering, Ukraine, a.k.a Nulandistan.
When they say Nulandistan they are referring to Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State under Cheney as well as under Biden. So, what does this have to do with Germany you ask?
Berlin suddenly woke up to the real, nightmarish possibility of a full blown, American-instigated war in Europe’s eastern borderlands against Russia. No wonder Angela Merkel had to fly to Moscow in a hurry.
Can you imagine the sick feeling Merkel had when she realized that the government of the United States is run by lunatics that would never have been allowed to leave the gates of the asylum in a sane world? Germany’s future is tied to a bunch of anti-science, anti-logic mass murders that are impervious to reason and lack any semblance of humanity.
So here we are. Germany faces a sickening reality, will they be the experienced gardener who collapses and dies after brushing up against the poison flower cultivated in the bowels of the Pentagon or will they arm up with some Monsanto Roundup and destroy the roots, the deadliest part of the plant?
By Patricia Baeten