If you watch the news today, you’ll be told that Muslims are protesting around the world about some movie1. This contradicts other accounts that state the original protest in Egypt was not about the film, but a rally to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, also know as “The Blind Sheik,” from a US prison2; something President-elect Morsi of Egypt pledged to seek3. Libya’s President Magariaf states that the recent attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi were carried out entirely by foreigners and not people from Libya4, a similar situation with the Australian protesters in Sydney where many of them were not citizens6. The movie itself was not even its original form with much of its dialogue dubbed over and there is considerable suspicion that people may have been paid to be at some of these worldwide protests5.

Meanwhile there hasn’t been nearly as much coverage at the protests in China against the Japanese people over Japan’s purchase of the Diaoyu Islands. The islands were privately held by Japanese citizens and the act only seemed to infuriate existing racial tensions. The All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce condemned the act7. It’s very interesting to note that only a week earlier, China announced that it would allow trading of oil in its own currency instead of the US Dollar8.

When many Muslims are asked about the protests, they do not cite the film, but rather the continual use of predator drones. 3,000 innocent people, 200 of which were children, were killed by drones attacks in Pakistan alone9. The United States, in the past decade, has either directly attacked or attempted to destabilize Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria while surrounding Iran.

The news of these recent Muslim protests are brought to us by the same news sources that claimed there was evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in 2003, which didn’t exist. They are the same news sources who told the world The Obama Administration assassinated Bin Laden, even though neighbours to his supposed hideout claimed he never lived there15, and the French intelligence agencies claim died seven years prior11.

The Japanese ambassador to China recently died under questionable circumstances12. With a US military base firmly planted in Japan, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say the US persuaded Japan to take the action it did in retaliation for China moving away from the US dollar in oil trade.

We’re starting to see more world governments finally stand against the United States. China by trading oil in its own currency, Columbia by decriminalizing their drug trade and even Ecuador for granting asylum to Julian Assange, despite having a previous leader die mysteriously in a plane crash in 198113. Although many of the countries standing against the US do have their own set of problems and histories of human rights violations, it can also be said much of their current political situations can be attributed directly to US involvement.

It’s not just totalitarian regimes standing up to the US that is under-reported though. Iceland’s peaceful revolution that resulted in an entire restructure of their countrie’s government went mostly unheard of in the main stream international media. Quebec’s recent student protests have also strangely unreported14. Meanwhile William Binney, an NSA whistle-blower, has had his life threatened for revealing that the United States has been domestically spying on its citizens since 200116. The marginalization of those in the Occupy Movement, coupled with frequent arrests and intimidation of their leaders and combined with domestic spying is most likely an attempt to prevent a similar type of awakening from happing domestically in the US.

The reality of the situation is that the United States is nearing the end as being the holder of the reserve currency of the world. Decades ago, Henry Kissinger negotiated the terms for many of the oil producing nations in the world to exchange their oil resources exclusively in US currency. Ibrahim Oweiss, a Georgetown University professor, refereed to money earned by these transactions as petrodollars. The anger we see around the world has less to do with religious ideology and more to do with very real resource constraints, not only in oil, but in water and food resource distributions as well.

International media has been dictating a specific narrative to its listening audience that is often contradictory, or at least highly skewed, to actual events occurring throughout the world. People who dismiss the official narrative are often viewed as conspiracy theorists. But the realities of these events, their interconnections on a global scale, show that the situation is often much more complex than what is presented in most news clips and sound bytes.

1 Hezbollah Protests Against ‘Innocence Of Muslims’ Urged By Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah Leader Jawd. Mrouem. Huffington Post. September 16, 2012

2 Brian Lilley: The MSM is lying about the muslim riots

3 Morsi Promises to Free ‘Blind Sheik’ from U.S. Prison Bradley. The Wall Street Journal. June 29, 2012

4 Libyan president: 50 arrests in Consulate assault. Morgan. CBS News. September 16, 2012

5 Controversial Anti-Islam Film a Fake Used to Reverse Democratic Gains? Woods. Technorati. September 16, 2012.

6 Non-Australian protesters face deportation if charged. Cullen. ABC News. September 17, 2012

7 Non-public business circle condemns Japan’s ‘purchase’ of Diaoyu Islands. Xinhua. Global Times, September 17, 2012.

8 Dollar no longer primary oil currency as China begins to sell oil using Yuan. Schortgen. Examiner. September 12, 2012.

9 Pakistan: Center of the Grand Chessboard.

10 WWIII Is Coming Soon & Here’s Why!?.

11 French Intelligence Also Suspects Osama bin Laden Is Dead. White. About. September 23, 2006.

12 Japan’s ambassador-designate to China dies in Tokyo – ministry. Reuters. September 16, 2012.

13 CIA Hit List – Jaime Roldós Aguilera – . Wattpad. Retrieved on September 18, 2012.

14 Quebec’s Not-So-Quiet Revolution. Rall. Cartoon Movement. September 17, 2012

15 Bin Laden Death – Eyewitness Neighbours. Al Jazeera.

16 The Program. Poitras. Telegraph. August 23, 2012.