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July-August 2000 Issue - Cover Story

Perpetual War for Perpetual Commerce


By Bob Djurdjevic

WESTERN AUSTRALIA, Apr. 10, 2000 – Blood for oil, drugs for arms - are the two lasting legacies of the 20th century, by far the deadliest 100 years in human history.  The so-called “American Century” turned into a disaster for mankind, with nearly 200 million people killed by governments alone, according to research by Prof. R.J. Rummell of the University of Hawaii.  If western consumers ever realized how much human blood they were pouring into their cars’ when they fill their gasoline tanks, heat their homes or light their barbecues; chances are, the conscientious among them may prefer to go back to the horse and buggy days and use wood-burning stoves.

Of course, the terrible death toll wasn’t all because of oil.  But much of it was, especially in the last two decades of the century.  When the U.S. President, Jimmy Carter, declared in the late 1970s the oil fields of the Middle East a vital U.S. interest, the so-called Carter Doctrine opened the floodgates to future wars. 

Carter’s line in the sand vis-a-vis the then U.S. Cold War opponent, the Soviet Union, coupled with some Bush-Baker State Department trickery, drew Iraq into invading Kuwait in the summer of 1990, and lead to the subsequent Gulf War.  Which was the first major shedding of human blood for New World Order oil, in which hundreds of thousands of Iraqis perished

The Gulf War was also a blueprint for future oil and geopolitical wars of the 1990s.  The world’s most powerful countries would gang up together against small nations that didn’t want to surrender their freedom and sovereignty to the Princes of the 20th century, the multinational companies and their proxies in western governments.  Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Rwanda, Thailand, Kosovo, East Timor… can all attest to it.

As the curtain dropped on the twilight of the industrial era at the close of the century; spilling human blood to line the western multinationals’ pockets, and to fuel our factories, vehicles and homes had reached a morbid crescendo.  But it also marked the apex of the West, as glimmers of mankind’s new dawn in the East became discernible on the first day of the 21st century.

Chechnya Wars

Take the wars in Chechnya, for example.  We are told by the establishment media that the 1994-1995 and 1999-2000 conflicts were about Islamic separatism and ethnic hatreds.  They were not.  They were about oil.  And about a deadly game of geopolitical dominoes. 

In the Caucasus, the geopolitical war dominoe quiz goes like this… What falls after Ossetia (1)? Answer: Nagorno-Kharabak. What falls after Nagorno-Kharabak (2)? Answer: Abkhazia. What falls after Abkhazia (3)? Answer: Chechnya. What falls after Chechnya (4)? Answer: Dagestan.  What falls after Dagestan? “Hopefully Boris Yeltsin, rather than radioactive fallout from a nuclear war,” this writer commented in an Aug. 12, 1999 report. 

As it were, Yeltsin had already fallen, when he was forced to appoint Vladimir Putin as premier three days earlier.  It’s just that few people outside of the Russian military grasped that at the time.  Less than five months later, Yeltsin’s resignation left no doubt about that.

Just as in Bosnia and Kosovo, where the West sought to dismantle the former Yugoslavia, the Chechnya wars were fomented by the West in an effort to destabilize Russia.  The Princes had a vested interest in encouraging and funding the Islamic rebels in the Caucasus, just as they had used the Islamic secessionists in Bosnia and Kosovo to dismantle the former Yugoslavia.

Why?  So as to fill a geopolitical vacuum which the end of the Cold War created in the Balkans.  And to try to connect the two geographically separate wings of NATO – Turkey to Italy – via the so-called “Green Interstate” (see the map).  

Or Corridor VIII, if you prefer the “official” geopolitical jargon devoid of the blood and gore inherent in the New World Order’s attempt to construct an Islamic demographic “highway” from Bihac in western Bosnia, to Ankara in Turkey, and eventually to Karachi in Pakistan.  Including the all-important Caspian Sea oil routes.

Take a look at the maps of the Caucasus region, and then you will understand why this writer predicted over two years ago (in a Jan. 12, 1998 Truth in Media report) that the Caspian Sea oil would become the world’s next major conflagration point.  

You will see that the Russian pipeline runs through Dagestan and Chechnya – the regions which the West has been trying to destabilize, so as to squeeze Russia from its soft southern underbelly using the Islamic "freedom fighters" a.k.a. terrorists as their whips.  As they did in Bosnia and Kosovo, they used the mostly Islamic Albanian KLA "freedom fighters," a.k.a. drug trafficking terrorists, to cause trouble in Serbia.

(Also see the "Three NWO Rings Around Russia" map, and "Blood and Treasure for the Benefit of Private Interests?", this writer’s Washington Times column, Sunday, May 4, 1997, at the Truth in Media web site, if you want to understand why Russia is still the Bogey No. 1 of the New World Order, and why the southern Islamic ring is only one of the three which the West has devised in order to squeeze  ).  

But the new Russian president, Vladimir Putin, seems to have become a fly in the ointment of the oil companies and other Princes’ geopolitical schemes.  Which is why the New World Order plutocrats' scorn for Putin was pouring out as his popularity at home was soaring.  Demonization of Russia by the old familiar code words which had been used before to slander the Serbs, is back in vogue this year in the NWO establishment media.

Take the proven Russo- and Serbophobe, Zbigniew Brzezinski, for example, one of David Rockefeller's protégés who founded the Trilateral Commission (TC) in 1973.  President Carter, also a founding member of the TC, named Brzezinski his National Security Advisor upon Carter's election as President in 1976.  Splatter Brzezenski’s venom over another proven Russo- and Serbophobe – the Wall Street Journal editorial page, and what you get is a borscht of hate, outmatched in its anti-Orthodox Slavic venom perhaps only by the U.S. official “Secretary of Hate,” Madeleine Albright. 

Which is why levelheaded U.S. citizens have learned to listen skeptically to the words of such wholly un-American Americans.  And then do the opposite.  If the likes of Brzezinski or Albright say "zig," the awakened Americans, along their brethren in the western countries, should almost instinctively "zag."

Brzezinski's OpEd piece in the Journal’s Jan. 4 edition invoked derogatory terms, such as "genocide," to describe Russia's fight against the Chechnya Islamic insurrectionists.  And it bemoaned the "slaughter of the Chechens," just as this Rockefeller ideologue-for-hire rued the (fictitious) "massacres" of Kosovo Albanians, which have now been shown to be an NWO hoax.

As for the Chechen terrorists, who tortured and beheaded two British workers in Chechnya last year, for example, and who blew up apartment buildings all over Moscow last September, killing hundreds of Russian civilians - such cold-bloodied murderers of innocent people are "freedom fighters," according to Brzezinski.  Nor did this "Big Zbig" offer any regrets or apologies to the families of the Moscow residents murdered by his Chechen "freedom fighters."  Anymore than he did it to the over 2,000 Serb civilians killed by NATO. 

But there was one morsel of truth in his OpEd piece which was worth more than all the hate and racism that comprised the rest of it.  Brzezeinski admittd that "the West has strategic as well as humanitarian reasons to care what happens in Chechnya." 

And what might these strategic reasons be?  "Destabilize Georgia…," the "Big Zbig said, and thus "jeopardize Western access to the energy resources in the Caspian region."

Bingo!  We are indebted to Mr. Brzezinski for leaving your fingerprints on this New World Order crime against truth.  Now all we need to do is "zag" instead of "zig," and we'll get at the real truth.  So change "destabilize Georgia," to "destabilize Russia."  Substitute "jeopardize Russia's access to the energy resources in the Caspian region" for "jeopardize Western access…"  Then you will see that as Brzezinski was brazenly lying through his teeth, he also inadvertently let the truth seep through.

Battle of the Pipelines

Meanwhile, the U.S government, a tool in the hands of the Princes, has been pushing for a route through its vassal countries, such as Turkey.  And this time, it did it despite the opposition of some oil company Princes, who (unsuccessfully) objected to it - on account of much higher costs of the Turkey route.  Its estimated costs have soared to between $2.5 billion to $4 billion.

As a result, the 1,100-mile pipeline - from the Azerbaijani capital of Baku to the Turkish port of Ceyhan - had been plagued by geopolitical and economic problems.  Stagnant demand, lower-than-anticipated Caspian production, and the continuing Azeri-Armenian conflict, have all taken their toll.

Private investor capital has been lacking for the project as other investment opportunities in oil-rich zones like West Africa's Gulf of Guinea, the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Brazil offer more secure returns in less risky economic and security environments.  Caspian oil investors have grown impatient with the seemingly intractable problems of developing the Turkish option. But there now is a growing expectation among them that Washington will provide financial guarantees for a project it regards as a priority strategic objective to economically jump-start the southern Balkans.

Meanwhile, Russia was not sitting idly and watching the multinational Princes trying to pick its pockets.  As the Associated Press reported on July 27, 1999, Greece and Russia, along with Bulgaria, agreed to step up efforts for the construction of a Greco-Russian pipeline to carry Russian crude oil through Bulgaria and Greece.  The 285-kilometer-long pipeline would link the ports of Burgas in Bulgaria and Alexandroupolis in northern Greece, allowing Russia to export oil through the Black Sea, while bypassing the Bosphorus in Turkey (see the map).

And then there is another proposed trans-Balkan line , from Burgas to the port of Durres in Albania (see the map).  It would be much cheaper than the Turkish route.  Its estimated cost runs between $800 million to $1 billion.  Continuing conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, especially in Kosovo, had made it appear impractical in past years.  But now that the U.S. government would guarantee security in the region by the presence of its troops in Macedonia, and the NATO led occupation of Kosovo, the Princes, who had the most to gain both from the Kosovo War NATO’s takeover of this Serbian province, may be emboldened to go ahead with the project.

As if to underline that message, the U.S. government gave Bulgaria last year a half-million dollar grant to explore building a pipeline across the Balkans to pump Caspian Sea oil to the West - at the height of the Kosovo War (on June 2, 1999).  The move sent shock waves through Turkey, a key U.S. ally that wants the potentially lucrative pipeline for itself. 

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced it had awarded the $588,000 grant to Bulgaria to carry out a feasibility study for the pipeline. Under the proposed plan, Caspian oil would be shipped by tankers from the Black Sea ports of Novorossiysk in Russia and from Supsa in former Soviet Georgia, and then pumped by overland pipeline across Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania to European consumers. 

"This grant represents a significant step forward for this policy (of multiple pipeline routes) and for U.S. business interests in the Caspian region," said TDA Director J. Joseph Grandmaison. The pipeline also would satisfy environmentalist groups who have expressed concern that tankers laden with Caspian crude would threaten an immense environmental damage to the Bosphorus sea lane between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.

The Bulgaria-Macedonia-Albania route has already won support in Moscow and from the Chevron-led Caspian Pipeline Consortium that is developing the Caspian-Kazakhstan oil deposits.  Turkish authorities have now conceded privately that Ankara had underestimated Russia's capacity to extend its influence in the southern Caucasus states of Armenia and Georgia, thereby dictating a high-risk security environment to the building and maintenance of the Baku-Ceyhan line.

Other oil pipeline routes from the Caspian Sea reserves that would also bypass Turkey are now being considered by investors and corporate planners.  They include a Turkmenistan-to-Iran route that would ship Central Asian oil south to Persian Gulf oil terminals. And they extend even to a proposed 2,100 mile pipeline across Central Asia to the east from Kazakhstan to the oil hungry, rapidly- growing industries of China.

These plans too threaten to undermine long-term investor confidence in the Baku-Ceyhan project. The Turkish government is therefore beginning to recognize the need to redefine its energy policy and pipeline strategy. On June 21, 1999, Ankara announced that its state oil company, Turkish Petroleum, had entered into a joint venture agreement with Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) for oil and gas drilling operations in Turkey's Black Sea waters.

The Balkans Wars

So the game of the New World Order’s globalist geopolitical war dominoes continues.  Just as one crisis subsides, the protagonists of the "perpetual commerce through perpetual war"-strategy ignite new ethnic flash points around the world.

In the Balkans, the globalist war dominoes quiz goes like this… What falls after Slovenia and Croatia? Answer: Bosnia. What falls after Bosnia? Answer: Kosovo? What falls after Kosovo? Answer: Montenegro. What falls after Montenegro? Answer: Vojvodina or Sandzak - take your pick.  And all of them fall into NATO's lap, meaning all are a part of the three-pronged global NWO anti-Russian strategy - links in an iron ring around Russia's western (European) neck (see the map).

Two months before the New Day of Infamy, March 24, 1999, the day NATO started bombing Serbia, I said in a column written for the New Dawn magazine, “Washington’s Crisis Factory,” that the entire “Kosovo Crisis,” including the creation of the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), of which no one had heard until less than two years before, was a result of clandestine U.S.-German operations.

Commenting about the supposed Racak massacre, I also pointed out in that piece that the State Department diplomats, such as “The Butcher of El Salvador,” William Walker, whom Albright had appointed to spearhead the U.S. “diplomatic effort” in the region, was nothing more than an instrument of Kosovo destabilization and the voice of demonization of the Serbs.

Well, now the London Sunday Times has also confirmed it in its March 12, 2000 story headlined “CIA aided Kosovo guerrilla army.”  “American intelligence agents have admitted they helped to train the Kosovo Liberation Army before Nato's bombing of Yugoslavia, the Times said. “The disclosure angered some European diplomats, who said this had undermined moves for a political solution to the conflict between Serbs and Albanians.”

Some European diplomats in Pristina, Kosovo's capital, concluded from Walker's background that he was inextricably linked with the CIA. The picture was muddied by the continued separation of American "diplomatic observers" from the mission.  “The American agenda consisted of their diplomatic observers, aka the CIA, operating on completely different terms to the rest of Europe and the OSCE,” said a European envoy.”

The CIA sources who have now broken their silence say the diplomatic observers were more closely connected to the agency.  “It was a CIA front, gathering intelligence on the KLA's arms and leadership,” said one, according to the Times’ story.

And how did the KLA get its weapons and equipment?  The same way as the Contras did in the 1980s – by dealing in narcotics, with tacit or overt help by Washington.  A Feb/Jan 2000 report by the Mother Jones Wire (MJW), “Heroin Heroes,” corroborates the drug trafficking links and winks which the Clinton administration and the KLA have been exchanging for years.  And confirms that the U.S. is being run by thugs who cavort and support the drug-dealing thugs, among others, around the world.

“Law enforcement officials in Europe have suspected for years that ties existed between Kosovar rebels and Balkan drug smugglers,” writes the MJW. “But in the six months since Washington enthroned the Kosovo Liberation Army in that Yugoslav province, KLA-associated drug traffickers have cemented their influence and used their new status to increase heroin trafficking and forge links with other nationalist rebel groups and drug cartels… The repercussions of this drug connection are only now emerging, and many Kosovo observers fear that the province could be evolving into a virtual narco-state under the noses of 49,000 peacekeeping troops” - some of the KLA’s best customers, according to the reports by the Serbian media.

For hundreds of years, Kosovo Albanian smugglers have been among the world's most accomplished dealers in contraband, aided by a propitious geography of isolated ports and mountainous villages, says the MJW.  German Federal Police now say that Kosovar Albanians import 80 percent of Europe's heroin. So dominant is the Kosovo Albanians’ presence in trafficking that many European users refer to illicit drugs in general as "Albanka," or Albanian lady.

At one point in 1996… more than 800 ethnic Albanians were in jail in Germany on narcotics charges, according to the MJW.  In many places, the Kosovo Albanian traffickers gained a foothold through raw violence. According to a 1999 German Federal Police report, "The ethnic Albanian gangs have been involved in drugs, weapons trafficking, blackmail, and murder. They are increasingly prone to violence."

Perhaps most alarmingly, Kosovar drug dealers associated with the KLA have begun to form  partnerships with Colombian traffickers -- the world's most notorious drug lords. We have an all-new situation now," Europol's Storbeck told the MJW. "Colombians like to use Kosovo Albanian groups for distribution of cocaine. The Albanians are getting stronger and stronger, and there is a certain job sharing now. They  are used by Turks for smuggling into the European Union and by Colombians for distribution of cocaine."

And what did the Clinton White House say about that?

The U.S. Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 prohibits aid to any entity that has colluded with narcotics traffickers.  Late last spring, Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to President Bill Clinton requesting an assessment of KLA drug trafficking.  The president responded that neither CIA nor the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) "has any intelligence that indicates the KLA has either been engaged in other criminal activity or has direct links to any organized crime groups."

Right.  Just as the same lamentable U.S. President once claimed that he “didn’t have sex with that woman.”  And just as an earlier White House liar (Richard Nixon) asserted on national television in the early 1970s, “I am not a crook!”  Before being forced to leave the White House in disgrace.

"There was no action," said a congressional source close to Grassley. "It was a non-answer."

White House officials deny a whitewashing of KLA activities. "We do care about [KLA drug trafficking]," said Bob Agresti (of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, whose name, by the way, sounds very Albanian to this writer.  If so, talk about a fox guarding a chicken coop!?). "It's just that we've got our hands full trying to bring peace there.”

“Peace?”  What peace?  Make it a “peace farce,” as evident by the over 1,100 Kosovo Serbs who were murdered during the NATO “peace” mission which commenced on June 12, 2999, and as can be seen by more than 200,000 who were driven from their ancestral homes.

The DEA, whose sole purpose in life to fight the trafficking of narcotics, seemed equally reticent to address the issue.  According to Michel Koutouzis, the DEA's website once contained a section detailing Kosovo Albanian trafficking.  But a week before the U.S.-led bombings began, the section disappeared.

The MJW’s devastating indictment of the Clinton administration's criminal activities carried out under the guise of civility and "humanitarian" interventions, summed it up as follows:

“Is our embrace of the KLA the latest in an ignoble tradition of aiding drug traffickers for political reasons? Similar recipients of U.S. largesse have included the Nicaraguan Contras, former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega, the Afghan Taliban, and Burma's Khun Sa.”

Kosovo and Chechnya: Similarities and Differences

Now, substitute the Chechens for Kosovo Albanians in the above paragraphs, and you will see why the Chechen wars were a mirror image of the West’s destabilization efforts, both in the former Yugoslavia, and in Russia. 

With one big difference, though.  Unlike the Boris Yeltsin Russian government which kow-towed before the West during the 1994-1995 Chechen war, or Slobodan Milosevic’s chickening out over Kosovo last June, the Putin administration reacted decisively and with full force against the Chechen terrorists.  As a result, they have been virtually wiped out, with survivors forced to hide in mountainous crevices in the south of this Russian province.

Does the same fate sooner or later await the Kosovo Albanians, the NATO “protection” notwithstanding?  Probably.  For, the Balkans is known in history as the graveyard of empires.  The Ottoman and the Austrian empires broke their backs there. The Third Reich was also buried there.  It’s starting to look as if that's where the New World Order’s Evil Empire will also bite the dust.

As a former Russian naval officer put it recently, quoting a famous Russian author, Valentin Pikul, "(in battle) the Serbs stand like a rock, and fall like a cliff."  The “tsunami” which the fall of Kosovo has unleashed is yet to reach the western shores.  But there is no doubt that it’s on its way.

The end of the North Atlantic Terrorist Organization, also known as NATO, started as its bombing of Serbia ended.  The Serbs and the 250 Russian troops changed the course of history on June 11, 1999, when they snatched the sophisticated underground Slatina (Pristina, Kosovo) military airport right under the noses of their “victorious” but klutzy NATO “Uebermenschen.” From that day forward, the Russian quisling, Boris Yeltsin, became merely a model for a future wax figure in a New World Order museum.  On that day, the epitaphs for Clinton, Tony Blair, Gen. Wesley Clark or Madeleine Albright were written.

After June 11, 1999, it was just a matter of time before the official foreign policy began to reflect the new anti-western political climate in Russia.  Yeltsin’s appointment of Vladimir Putin, a total unknown in the West, to the post of the prime minister on Aug. 9, was the first step.  Yeltsin’s stepping down as Russia’s president on Dec. 31, completed his transition from a president to a wax figure. 

It was an apt New World Order anti-climax to be played out on the last day of the 20th century.  It was also a prelude to a western sunset.  

For, the first day of the new century also gave mankind its first glimpse of the new dawn rising in the East.  Russia’s new acting president and a born-again Christian, flew out of Moscow with his wife at the crack of dawn to be with his troops in Chechnya on the first day of the first year of the new century.  At the same time, the western leaders partied in the comfort of their palaces.  Just as the Austro-Hungarian and Turkish royals happily toasted the new century one hundred years ago, oblivious of their impending sunset. 

And so, God’s World Order is once again unfolding as it has been for millions of years.  The sun is rising in the east, and it is setting in the west.  Sooner or later, a new dawn will shine on Kosovo, too.  As it already has on Chechnya.


Bob Djurdjevic is an internationally published writer and founder of the Truth in Media, a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization (


FOOTNOTES: 1. South Ossetian minority in the former Soviet republic of Georgia started a fight for independence and (re)union with North Ossetians (Russia) in 1990, after Georgia became an independent state. Parallels with the plight of Bosnian Serbs and their war of independence and (re)union with Serbia are unmistakable. It's just that Bosnia's recognition by the NWO came in 1992.

2. Since 1991, the Nagorno-Kharabak region in Azerbaijan, populated mostly by Armenians, has been also fighting a war of independence and for the right to join the mother country (Armenia). 

3. Abkhazia is the western region of the former Soviet state of Georgia, which declared independence in July 1992, and has been at war with Georgia ever since.

4. Chechnya's war for independence from Russia took place in 1994-1995, when Islamic rebels murdered scores of Russians in this Russian province. Parallels with the Albanian KLA terrorist actions in Kosovo, which started in 1997, and escalated in 1998-1999 are unmistakable. The only missing ingredient is the NATO bombing and subsequent occupation of the Kosovo domino.

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