In the aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 – an invasion which many Iraqis believe left their country in the worst condition it has been since the Mongol invasion of 1258 — there was much discussion in the media about the Bush Administration’s goal for “nation-building” in that country. Of course, if there ever were such a goal, it was quickly abandoned, and one hardly ever hears the term “nation-building” discussed as a U.S. foreign policy objective anymore. The stark truth is that the U.S. really has no intentions of helping to build strong states in the Middle East or elsewhere. Rather, as we see time and again – e.g., in Yugoslavia, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Ukraine – the goal of U.S. foreign policy, whether stated or not, is increasingly and more aggressively the destruction and balkanization of independent states. However, it is important to recognize that this goal is not new. Sept.7 http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-united-states-as-a-destroyer-of-nations/5549994
It is interesting that this article has been written just before the lunar eclipse of Sept. 16 that fell on the US Sibly radix Neptune. In his now famous research Michel Gauquelin showed that planets within 10 degrees on either side of the Ascendant and Midheaven were extremely powerful . In the US Sibly, Neptune [22vi25] falls in the Gauquelin sector. The 10th house of a national chart indicates the leaders or put another way it is also the “international identity” of the country. Neptune here is telling how the world perceives the country (i.e. confused, deceitful). Moreover, it is conjunct the star Alkaid [23vi46], eta (η) Ursa Major. Alkaid, is a brilliant white star on the tail of the Great Bear .
Ursa Major has been called "the Bear with her train," the "train" refers to these stars epsilon (Alioth), zeta (Mizar), and eta (this star, Alkaid) which mark the tail. These three stars were also portrayed by the Arabs as "Mourners" around a Bier or coffin. The coffin was followed by "Mourners" (Alioth, Mizar, and this star, Alkaid), as in the Arabic Banat Na'ash al Kubra, "the Daughters of the Great Bier", and this constellation was seen as a funeral procession.
Alkaid was known as "the destroyer of nations" by Islamic astrologers. [Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.5.]