In today’s West verses East war mongering world, I often wonder how dangerous is it for the survivalist WHEN INTERNATIONAL NATIONS JOIN THE FIGHT?
Wars, conflicts, or regime changes, are no longer a simple matter of ideology, religion, seizing land, procuring slaves, or a simple seizure of resources.
All MODERN conflicts that drag in the International community are mainly about them making money or obtaining resources which in these times is mainly oil.
The EU driving countries into debt and vying for the control of the international debt or
The US invading Iraq for the oil on the back of dubious intelligence pointing to WMD’s.
The warmongers (aka politicians) always try to hide their true reasons for intervention behind political and religious rhetoric. The so called global fight against terrorism, or the all too common “For humanitarian reasons.”
Bottom line is it’s NEVER about humanity and little regard is ever given for the indigenous population. That would be you and me and for the survivalist that’s a real nightmare.
For the most part International intervention happens during internal conflict or financial collapse so survivalists will already be “SURVIVING“. The problem is how long they have been living in this mode. An individual cannot possibly have enough resources to carry on indefinitely yet International “interference” usually makes matters a hell of a lot worse.
For example, you may have a system of foraging. It may be working REALLY well BUT what if the new International “peacekeeping” forces shut down local movements.
A typical tactic employed whilst they identify the locals, work out who shouldn’t be there, what they can use, and how they can exploit the indigenous population.
It’s all about control. Movement, access to water, food, money, medical treatment, and fuel.
Not forgetting that a common tactic is to disarm everyone.
Sometimes local “peace” is working because both sides are armed. Disarming everyone would seem to be the ideal solution BUT it’s never as simple as that and depending on “orders”, favouritism will be shown to whoever has been deemed “useful” to their end goals. The result is one faction, religion, or ethnic group will remain armed if not GIVEN arms for favors.
They also work on a divide and conquer system. Sometimes heart and minds. That and out and out bribery for Intel on suspicious persons. In short you can find yourself in shackles because of a few US dollars. Desperate and greedy people (and in some cases payback) will happily point a finger if it means they gain.
Shortly after their intervention, they will try to involve the locals i.e. As labour, interpreters, for policing, running local administration, etc. This is when they can (and often do) get things horribly wrong by picking people they “like” either personally or because of political considerations and the whole local dynamic can change.
For example. Muslim over Christian or visa versa.
Tribe A now in charge ousting Tribe B from their usual “position of power”.
Instant hate, instant conflict.
Not only do you now need to communicate with like minded individuals (contrary to local restrictions which might suddenly appear overnight) but you also need to KNOW what the world is saying, the political posturing, who is getting “support”, and who the “enemy” is according to the International viewpoint.
Genocide, isn’t that a bit steep?
Not really as the full derivation of genocide is:-
Genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
As for ethnic cleansing?
Ethnic cleansing is the process or policy of eliminating unwanted ethnic or religious groups by deportation, forcible displacement, mass murder, or by threats of such acts, with the intent of creating a territory inhabited by people of a homogeneous or pure ethnicity, religion, culture, and history.
You’re probably still thinking that’s a bit extreme too BUT what if the International community have picked one side, one religion, one “tribe”, armed them and given them “THE RIGHT” to operate with the backup of the International Force. An all too common occurrence especially where the US and UK get involved.
If you are on the wrong side, you and your family may be in for a “rough” time.