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Total Deception: US House Votes to ‘Enhance Stabilization of Conflict-Affected Areas and Prevent Violence and Fragility Globally’

By Adam Dick | Ron Paul Institute | May 24, 2019

The United States government, through arms including the US Department of State and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), has long been promoting violence and destruction in previously relatively peaceful and prosperous places around the world. It has done so through supporting sides in conflicts and stirring up conflicts in an effort to determine who governs — either seeking to prop up or overthrow national governments.

This week, the US House of Representatives passed by a voice vote a bill (HR 2116) titled the Global Fragility Act and carrying this short description of its intent: “To enhance stabilization of conflict-affected areas and prevent violence and fragility globally, and for other purposes.” Having been approved in the House, the bill now can proceed to consideration in the US Senate.

You might expect that the Global Fragility Act would, through actions such as placing limits on or defunding activities of the State Department and USAID, seek to stop the US from intervening abroad. That would be a welcome development.

Unfortunately, things tend not to work that way in Washington, DC. In Washington DC “up” is “down” and, as George Orwell wrote about the dystopia in his novel 1984, “war” is “peace.” The Global Fragility Act is a bill to enable the US government to further “break” the world through, among other things, giving the State Department and USAID hundreds of millions of dollars a year to stir up more trouble and further attempt to control who governs in countries around the world.

The bill authorizes appropriating 200 million dollars each of the next five years into a new Stabilization and Prevention Fund administered by the State Department and USAID. And the bill directs that this money be spent on the kinds of purposes typically used to excuse US efforts to support or overthrow governments across the world — supporting “stabilization of conflict-affected areas;” preventing violence; and countering “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, other terrorist organizations, or violent extremist organizations.­”

On top of that, the Global Fragility Act also provides an additional 30 million dollars a year for the next five years to a new Complex Crisis Fund. This fund, the bill directs, will be administered by USAID. The bill states that USAID is to spend the money “to support programs and activities to prevent or respond to emerging or unforeseen foreign challenges and complex crises overseas.” It does not get much more open-ended than that. In short, USAID can use the fund to pursue intervention overseas in just about any way imaginable.

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the sponsor of the Global Fragility Act, touted on the House floor this week before the bill was approved by a voice vote that the legislation “gets at the heart of what we want to see from our diplomatic and development efforts around the world: helping places already torn apart by violence to recover and preventing the start of violence in other places where factors are ripe for its outbreak.” Following Engel, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the bill’s lead Republican cosponsor, declared the bill “will make the world a safer place long term.” Don’t believe a word of it. The Global Fragility Act promises to increase US government efforts bringing to the world more violence, more destruction, and more fragility, not less.

May 25, 2019 - Posted by | Corruption, Deception | ,

16 Comments »

  1. Who measures ‘stabilization’?

    If the legislation has cost impact, what portion of the funding is for destructive capability?

    Comment by rediscover911com | May 25, 2019 | Reply

  2. You lost me at: US House Votes.

    Comment by tsisageya | May 25, 2019 | Reply

  3. The meaning of being “woke” is not what it should be. At all. As of now, it’s just a meaningless word. Stop using it.

    Comment by tsisageya | May 25, 2019 | Reply

  4. US House Votes to ‘Enhance Stabilization of Conflict-Affected Areas and Prevent Violence and Fragility Globally’

    The fuck does that mean anyway? Typical bullshit.

    (I’m baaack!)

    Comment by tsisageya | May 25, 2019 | Reply

  5. Or, am I missing something? Please correct me if I’m wrong.

    Comment by tsisageya | May 25, 2019 | Reply

  6. Total deception. There’s the key. I remember when Peter Jennings fell from my grace. I remember so many things. I remember when I understood that those I was told to trust were not trustworthy. I understood that I was being gas-lighted by my own country. I could go on but I’ll leave it here for now.

    Comment by tsisageya | May 25, 2019 | Reply

  7. Hey, I didn’t even bring up Israel or the fact that the U.S. military is trying to fight “wars” for Israel. Why would I thank my servicemen/women for their service when they are traitors, fighting for another country? It ain’t Russia.

    Comment by tsisageya | May 25, 2019 | Reply

  8. Adam, if I gave your article short shrift, I’m sorry. Maybe I should have read it. But, I’ve got some baggage and plenty of it.

    Comment by tsisageya | May 25, 2019 | Reply

  9. I guess the love of shekels/mammon is the name of the game, no matter what. Can I get an Amen?

    Comment by tsisageya | May 25, 2019 | Reply

  10. Let me be clear. The U.S. Government is corrupt and always has been. Any other country that’s in cahoots with the U.S. Government is also corrupt.
    I am a U.S. citizen, born and bred. I reject my government and the horse ir rode in on.

    Comment by tsisageya | May 25, 2019 | Reply

  11. Voting? I should vote? Vote for what? Corruption? NTY.

    Comment by tsisageya | May 25, 2019 | Reply

  12. Don’t bother campaigning, assholes. It’s futile. No one likes you. Here’s how it will be:
    http://powerofnarrative.blogspot.com/2008/02/tale-that-might-be-told.html

    Comment by tsisageya | May 25, 2019 | Reply

  13. *it

    Comment by tsisageya | May 25, 2019 | Reply

  14. By the way, I despise Andrew Jackson for what he did. Donald can go fuck himself.

    Comment by tsisageya | May 25, 2019 | Reply

  15. When George Orwell wrote “Nineteen Eighty Four”(in 1948) he was spectacularly correct in his predictions of the future. It should be compulsory reading for the Members of Congress, who might be severely embarrassed that they are accurately playing out his predictions.

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | May 25, 2019 | Reply

  16. Along the “up is down” line, how much worse can it get that the “executive” side of the macabre circus in Zionist-Occupied WashDC has (via Trump and his Adelson-Ziomonster handlers) decreed that USAID funds will NOT be spent toward any betterment of the tormented Palestinian people’s and their land’s misery? — instead, the “NO funds” bludgeon will punish the Palestinians for having the temerity to resist utmost Zioevil and, inevitably, INCREASE the odds that violent resistance will emerge as an evermore compelling option in the minds of a slice of the Palestinian population that feels nothing but hopelessness and blind hatred [BTW, I stand in solidarity with that slice]. I’ll bet that somewhere in Engel’s Jewish and Zionist mind was an acute awareness of this contradiction in the geopolitical use of USAID for up-down application [i.e., ‘give’ here, “take away” there, all in furtherance of (Zionist) full-spectrum dominance] in situations of ‘”fragility.” (The rabid-Ziobitch Ileana Ros-Lehtinen was, of course, Engel’s predecessor on that Committee, and I’m reminded of the onetime Ziomenace-execrable Tom Lantos as one other example of the complete capitulation, then and now, of the “legislative” side of Beltway Banditry to the Zionist Colonial Enterprise.)

    (I’m sure that I haven’t adequately articulated my perspective here…I might wish that Ron Paul, Adam Dick and their compatriots could, from their ‘big picture’ seat, see and write in the manner of my contradictory/inverse tangent. As I recall, Ron Paul was once a lone voice of (occasional) non-Zionist-oriented sanity on the House Foreign Affairs/Relations Committee among 22 or 23 reliable hewers of Ros-Lehtinen’s Zionist wood.)

    Orwell: please be resurrected and give us more of your wisdom, validated and updated to fit the 21st Century! Even you might be astounded and disbelieving!

    Tsisageya: “Amen” from me!!

    The ‘Global Fragility Act’: Goddam–one can only break out into gales of ironic-and-hysterical guffaws. It’s an Act of Fools, and, unfortunately, we are all bit(ter) actors in the play–a veritable “Ship of Fools” tragi-comedic masterpiece of (non)fiction.

    Comment by roberthstiver | May 26, 2019 | Reply


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