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.
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 .
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.
~ Mahatma Gandhi