April 17th, 2014
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CHINA WANTS TO LAUNCH 50 SURVEILLANCE SATELLITES IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS

There’s yet another development in space affairs that is worth reporting, in the wake of yesterday’s blog about the break between NASA and Russia’s Roscosmos over America’s dissatisfaction with Russia’s incursion into the Crimean peninsula. As most of you know by now, I’ve been maintaining for some time that the BRICSA nations would attempt to development their own mechanisms for international financial clearing that were independent of the US dollar and the West in general, and that recent bilateral agreements between various nations and China to clear in reminbi directly, by-passing the dollar, constitute slow and deliberate steps in this direction. As an adjunct to this attempt, I have also been arguing that this will mean we should watch for indications of the expansion of space-based capabilities from the BRICSA nations.

No sooner said, than done:

China’s plan for global network of surveillance satellites spurred by fruitless search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

There’s really two stories in one here. The first is the extreme speed by which China hopes to accomplish blanketing the world in two years(!) with fifty surveillance satellites, and the fact that this is being done ostensibly in response to that nation’s frustrations over the disappearance of Malaysia Air flight 370. While various conspiracy theories continue to be advanced in the media about what happened to Flight 370, I continue to be of the opinion that the powers-that-be simply don’t know, and that the event has been seized upon as a crisis of opportunity. Indeed, there are those on the internet advancing the idea that US behavior in the matter has been less than exemplary, and that it has used the event to find out about China’s satellite surveillance capabilities. There was, of course, the disclosure, and then subsequent curious “retraction” of a picture of “something” in the waters off Vietnam captured by a Chinese satellite.

Thus, the sudden and dramatic nature of this announcement from China has a certain quality of “anxiety” in this author’s opinion, as if gaping holes have been exposed, holes that need to be plugged, and quickly. The “worldwide” nature of the coverage they are seeking from such a program suggests that that nation has suspicions about the disappearance of Malaysia Air Flight 370 which it is not voicing… at least, for the moment.

But there is also the possibility that the flight may be being used as a “crisis of opportunity” by that nation as well, as a convenient rationale for a dramatic and quick upgrade of its space surveillance capability. This, I think is probably only the tip of an iceberg, and that surveillance alone is not the only thing that China is conceiving here, the other component being the establishment of a global GPS system and communications system independent of the West. If that’s the case, we can expect some “bilateral space agreements” to be made with other interested nations – Brazil for example – to launch and expand space communications platforms independent of US interference.

In other words, China just served notice that the game’s afoot.

See you on the flip side.

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM APRIL 3 2014

Joseph  comments on some important international financial developments, including an insight from an important article regarding Ukrainian soveriegn debt securities. Here are the articles he cites: Germany and China Sign Yuan Settlement Pact Putin Flushes US Dollar? And the most important article: Is Putin Quietly Dumping US Treasuries?  

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM MARCH 27 2014

Joseph comments on new geopolitical initiatives from Russia and what they might portend, referencing the following three articles: Russia to launch its payment system in months, as disruption fears mount Petrodollar alert: Putin Prepares To Announce “Holy Grail” Gas Deal With China Russia Prepares Mega-Deal With India After Locking Up China With “Holy Grail” Gas[More...]

U.S. SPACE CHIEF ADM. HANLEY: U.S FACES SPACE THREAT FROM RIVALS

Over the course of the last few weeks I have, like many of you, been following the spate of sad banker “suicides,” and like many of you, I suspect that the grief that their families have been subjected to is not accidental, that their “suicides” may have been impelled or “helped along” by external factors.[More...]

VLADIMIR PUTIN AND US MEDIA BIAS

Yesterday I blogged about the possibility that the recent report of the Chinese government about U.S. human rights violations may be heralding a new stage in a stepped up propaganda war against the USA. I suggested, you’ll recall, that this may signal a heightened Chinese effort, to parallel and perhaps supplement, Russia’s considerably successful RT(Russia[More...]

CHINA SLAMS US HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

Yes, you read that headline correctly. The Chinese government is calling into question the USA’s human rights record. Check out this article from Zero Hedge’s “Tyler Durden”: China Strikes Back at US Human Rights Violations The article, as you’ll note, specifically references the NSA spying-Ed Snowden affair as the primary violation of human rights that the[More...]

GERMANY’S GOLD & 9/11: SOME SPECULATIONS ON A RETROSPECTIVE BY JON RAPPAPORT

As many of you know, I follow the blogs of Jon Rappaport and occasionally link them here, and this one, composed just a little over a week ago on Jan 30, 2014, is worth reading and pondering carefully, especially in the context of the recent stories that we’ve been following on this site regarding the[More...]

CHINA’S AMBASSADOR TO CANADA WARNS ABOUT RISING JAPANESE MILITARISM, AND SOME PRECAUTIONARY WORDS

Communist China’s Ambassador to Canada, Mr. Zhang Junsai, has raised some sobering points about the government of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and this one, coming as it does in the form of articulate and informed criticism of the culture and attitude of postwar Japan and its various governments, and in the context of growing[More...]

GMOs VS BRICS: AN UPDATE

One of the stories I’ve tried to stay abreast of here is the growing geopolitical implication of GMOs and the backlash against them, and the geopolitical implication of that backlash. As Dr. Scott deHart and I pointed out in Transhumanism: A Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas, and as other researchers have also observed (notably F. William Engdahl),[More...]

THE RUSSIAN MORTAR IN THE BRICS: A PERSPECTIVE ON MOSCOW’S GEOPOLITICAL POLICY UNDER PUTIN

Underestimating Russia and the Russians appears to be a periodic and habitual sickness of the West, and it is usually paid for by the complete unwinding of the best laid plans and plots. We all know the story of Napoleon’s disastrous campaign in 1812, the disaster a year later at the Battle of the Five[More...]