Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Cloaks, Daggers and Machiavelli
Once in a while, I like to throw a spanner in the works in terms of current geopolitical prevailing wisdom. Here I go again.
The declaration of independence by Kosovo has been getting lots of news, and the battle lines are being drawn. Countries such as Russia and China are concerned -- understandably -- about the precedent being set in carving new countries out of older ones. The United States and much of the EU seems to back Kosovo's independence from Serbia. Some of us here in the U.S. wonder why so many Western "powers that be" are backing this, given the strain it is causing our relations with Russia and other concerned nations. After all, we believe in order, stability and the rule of law, don't we?
Could it possibly be that the New World Order crowd doesn't mind provoking a little disorder if it helps accomplish the long term goal they have in view -- global governance? "See, look at all these nation-states and the trouble they cause! The sovereign nation-state is outmoded. We need something new for the sake of world peace." Could it be? Maybe?
Personally, I smell a rat. Several of them.