Black Ops – The Empire’s Dark Side
America’s clandestine Black Operations (Black Ops) is now fully operational in 105 countries. After more than 10 years of American secret wars, night raids, detentions and assassinations, as well as massive surveillance and billions of wasted dollars ~ the blow back has been 36 new terror groups as well as one that was born during the illegal American invasion of Iraq, nurtured in an Iraqi Prison camp and is now known as the Islamic state of Iraq (ISIS) which just murdered in cold blood a Japanese reporter and Jordanian pilot and controls a huge swath of the Middle East and all under the nose of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC): Allen L Roland, Ph.D
It’s the golden age of Black Ops and it shows no signs of slowing down. American Special Operations Forces are a vivid picture of a dark world of special operations that is being built right before our eyes but, like a stealth bomber, is seldom seen or actually understood by most Americans.
A black operation or black op is a covert operation by a government, a government agency, or a military organization. This can include activities by private companies or groups. Key features of a black operation are that it is clandestine, it has negative overtones, and it is not attributable to the organization carrying it out. The main difference between a black operation and one that is merely clandestine is that a black operation involves a significant degree of deception, to conceal who is behind it or to make it appear that some other entity is responsible such as “false flag” operations.
Nick Turse, explains this massive secret global war in Truthout ;
“During the fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2014, U.S. Special Operations forces (SOF) deployed to 133 countries ~ roughly 70% of the nations on the planet ~ according to Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bockholt, a public affairs officer with U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). This capped a three-year span in which the country’s most elite forces were active in more than 150 different countries around the world, conducting missions ranging from kill/capture night raids to training exercises. And this year could be a record-breaker. Only a day before the failed raid that ended Luke Somers life ~ just 66 days into fiscal 2015 ~ America’s most elite troops had already set foot in 105 nations, approximately 80% of 2014’s total….. “The command is at its absolute zenith. And it is indeed a golden age for special operations.” Those were the words of Army General Joseph Votel III, a West Point graduate and Army Ranger, as he assumed command of SOCOM last August….. Votel now sits atop one of the major success stories of a post-9/11 military that has been mired in winless wars, intervention blowback,rampant criminal activity, repeated leaks of embarrassing secrets, and all manner of shocking scandals….. “We need to continue to synchronize the deployment of SOF throughout the globe,” says Votel.“We all need to be synched up, coordinated, and prepared throughout the command.”…. Left out of sync are the American people who have consistently been kept in the dark about what America’s special operators are doing and where they’re doing it, not to mention the checkered results of, and blowback from, what they’ve done. .” See Article
In our fear driven world, Black Ops is a perfect reflection of the Empire’s dark side except now the blowback is becoming too glaringly obvious to ignore ~ for example the recent hostage beheading of the courageous and caring Japanese reporter Kenji Goto and the inhuman burning alive of hostage Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh .
You can see where this is all leading to as Jordan announces it will execute two ISIS prisoners within hours of the execution of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh who was burned alive while locked in a cage.
Remember Shock and Awe and Bush’s dubious Mission Accomplished during our illegal attack and destruction of Iraq in 2003 and now 12 years later we are in shock and awe of the pure brutality of their response to a decade of economic rape and destruction. It’s called blowback and it’s not going away any time soon.
The Empire is crumbling, Black Ops has revealed the Empire’s dark side and absence of moral bearings while horrific blowback has revealed the tragic moral consequences of our continued illegal and immoral worldwide special operations.
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi