"Most observers lament the devaluation of Arab and Muslim lives, or the life of "the other". What I see is a total devaluation of all human lives, including the bloodshed of innocents in Paris, to serve the purposes of Western governments."
That's exactly what I see (and feel), too, Ms. Andoni. And it departs dramatically from the pabulum of all those sycophants who insist that all Americans support these wars of choice and plunder, or that "human nature" is thus and so, along with the one size fits all generic insistence that "human beings never learn."
Yesterday I experienced one of those moments of revelation wherein it occurred to me that with recent "terrorist" events in Beirut, Paris, and inside Belgium... that the net effect (just as 911 involved simultaneous attacks followed up by the "it could be in anyone's mail" Anthrax terror) is to make ANYONE, anywhere, feel that THEY could be next.
That is how trauma-based mind control works.
Now it's important to take in what it means that U.S. weapons' producers are the #1 supplier of deadly tools to a world being made more unstable by the hour.
Naturally, this proliferation in weaponry, up to and including those nifty drones, means that NO WHERE is safe.
And that is the mindset the elites want... and are busily cultivating.
What hit me is that the same entities spreading weapons obviously know that more and more "terrorist" events will result. Thus they expect citizens to turn to them--the ones that created the terror by in essence fertilizing the ground and planting just the right seeds--for safety and security.
I could picture in my mind, some military head honcho and perhaps a few trusted subordinates sitting round a table with reps. from one of the nation's top weapons-designing firms picturing the WHOLE WORLD as their market. Salivating over what all this spreading of terror means not just for sales, but for absolute control.
With drones capable of homing in on specific individuals, and pervasive surveillance campaigns tracking anyone that is designated as "suspicious" (likely for not toeing the corporate-make-war-state's bottom lines), the apparatus is in place that sees all of the world's citizens as potential enemy combatants.
(An eerie parallel is found in the way U.S. cops are now being trained to view residents in urban ghettos as that very thing.)
Just as criminals under incarceration learn to upgrade their tactics while in the company of pros., the hit-men that John Perkins exposed in "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" improved their craft by taking what they'd learned (in the way of using strong-arming tactics to win deals with 3rd world "leaders") in places like Guatemala, and now applying them to the world, as a whole.
That's really what TPP and TIPP come down to. Trade deals that hold nations (and that means their people, laws, and natural resources) hostage.
What's so deeply troubling is that the same powers running the surveillance also command the troops and that both answer to the Money Changers who have taken over the would-be Temples of Democratic States.
The good news is that this impossible repression enveloping the world will be the thing that causes its implosion. ("For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction," ditto for every force.)
... to be continued.