Graeme MacQueen’s new article “Triggering War…” begins:
“As we watch Western governments testing their opponents – today Iran, the next day the DPRK, and then Russia and China – we hold our breaths. We are waiting with a sense of dread for the occurrence of a catalytic event that will initiate war. Now is the time to reflect on such catalytic events, to understand them, to prepare for them.”
In this interview we discuss the Empire’s increasingly desperate struggle for global dominance, and the signs that it may be moving toward a “hot war” phase that would be initiated by a classic war trigger event. (Think “Remember the Maine,” “Remember the Lusitania,” the Eight-Point Plan for Pearl Harbor, the Gulf of Tonkin, Operation Northwoods, and of course 9/11.) War plans currently seem to be targeting Russia—but might this be a feint designed to try to force Putin to back off and let John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, and their boss Netanyahu launch their long-desired war on Iran? At the end of the day, wouldn’t that almost certainly lead to war with Russia, which would no more allow the Empire to inflict “regime change” on Iran than it did in the case of Syria?
We also discuss the key role of oil in geopolitics and war. The next war, Graeme McQueen argues, will be fought in an environment of post-peak oil, meaning that the conquest and administration of a one-world empire would be impossible, due to a lack of the cheap and abundant energy such a project would require. So why are the crazies making US-NATO-Zionist policy acting as if they are out to conquer the world? Will their next big step be the initiation of a major war? And will enough people be awake to stop it?
Graeme MacQueen is a former Director of the Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster University, a member of the 9/11 Consensus Panel, and a past co-editor of the Journal of 9/11 Studies. He is the author of The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy.