Yesterday I pointed out the strange interception in Finland of Patriot missiles bound for China. It is a strange phenomenon, because as is evident, the Obama Administration seems to be sending messages to China that it has been designated as the new "superpower enemy" for a new Cold War:

Obama Raises the Military Stakes: Confrontation on the Borders with China and Russia

Rest assured, this is not coming from President Obama himself, but more likely from the Troika currently running US Foreign policy: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, General Patreaus, and Leon Panetta. This article does indeed get it correct, the Obama Administration is trying to "encircle" China, and, for that matter, Russia. And both countries are quite aware of this.

We need only hearken back to Sir Halford Johgn Mackinder's geopolitical dicta, in which he noted that Central Asia, with its rich resources, was the key "heartland" or "pivot area" of human history, and that the then world powers - Germany and Russia - had to be watched carefully lest their dominance of the region eclipse that of the Western Powers, France, England, and the USA.

It is interesting to note that little has changed, geopolitically anyway, since the big three Western powers are still pursuing the same strategy, while Germany acts as an increasingly independent power both in Europe as a whole, and more importantly, in concert with Russia in Eastern Europe, while Russia and China in turn draw closer together in their common interest, and that interest is not to allow the West to dominate that region.

I hope you caught one of the key points in this article, namely, the increased US arms sales to Japan. That should give one pause, for as I pointed out many months ago, the earthquake and tsunami that shattered that nation, and that verypossibly exposed a secret nuclear weapons project, also seems to have halted Japan's attempts to repair relations with China in its tracks.

There is a second thing that should give one pause:

"The US economy is in no condition to replace China as a market for Asian or Australian commodity and manufacturing exports. The Asian countries must be acutely aware that there is no future advantage in tying themselves to a declining, highly militarized, empire. Obama and Clinton deceive themselves if they think they can entice Asia into a long-term alliance. The Asian’s are simply using the Obama regime’s friendly overtures as a ‘tactical device’, a negotiating ploy, to leverage better terms in securing maritime and territorial boundaries with China ."

That says it all. Let's remember an important lesson of history. The last time such a sweeping "encirclement" policy was tried was in 1919, when, with the dismantlement of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, Europe was left with Cardinal Richelieu's nightmare: a united Germany, and no other power in Central Europe to act as a counter-poise. The "solution" was to create, at Versailles, a cordon sanitaire of smaller states in Eastern Europe between Germany and Russia to act as buffers and containers of potential German eastward expansion, or potential Russian westward expansion. Encircling Germany did not work out so well...

It is a pipe dream to assume that the USA, even with European military might added to the equation, can "encircle" the great Asian powers.  We must ponder the course of empire that we are embarked upon, for China and Russia have nothing to gain by allowing such a policy to succeed.

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. LadyLaLa on May 14, 2012 at 6:46 am

    YOU WROTE:…or perhaps that’s just what we’re being led to believe, for such a clash is inevitable only if there are no energy alternatives.

    EXACTLY, Dr Farrell.

    And there ARE most certainly alternatives — people have been assassinated by the PTB because they discovered how to harness these energies. So the technology is known. To believe otherwise would be extremely gullible and naive.

    And… as importantly….this is where I hold many alternative news journalists to be suspect in their complicity… their reports are cunningly “controlled”.
    Oh yes, they report the truth… however they omit or skew the most crucial parts.

    Shall we keep excusing this as “accidental”? I remain skeptical.

    Lady LaLa

  2. HAL838 on January 1, 2012 at 8:46 am

    I almost forgot…….
    I came back to this page for a reason.

    The entire last century was “engineered.”
    It was a long term experiment of the [ughum]

    They wanted to know how best to control the
    people, as in the labor force.
    What they found is a quote from me.
    [Stop me if you’ve heard this one—yeah, right]

    “It is easier to control a people that THINK they are free
    than one that KNOWS it is NOT.”
    So they stopped funding the USSR. Voila, it ‘fell.’

    And we sure hear all the time, about how free we are,
    while THEY drag US off to the Gulags.

  3. paul degagne on December 29, 2011 at 6:46 am

    A little more on this BROKEN-VASE IMAGE?

    1.) How children bear the responsibility for the choices their parents make.

    2.) How personal identity is shaped by impersonal forces of history.

    3.) AND how violence insinuates itself into every facet of human life.

    I was thinking of number 2 and broken vases

    and Quazar’s response – in number 3.

    No. 1 is a little more difficult. I am thinking of the word TRADITION. Do parents really have a CHOICE in which TRADITION they CHOSE? It kind of goes back and forth for parents were children themselves at one time.

    It’s odd? 2 years of training during our very early years takes years and years or decades to ERASE (if even that is possible?) the feelings/CHARACTER implanted way back when. Do we really have much choice regarding the influence parents had and may still have over us?

    All these sudden MID-STREAM CAREER CHOICES some people are making. I wonder is number 1. has anything to do with this? I almost went back to college at age 60 to get an Anthropology Degree but thought better of it. Here in Illinois people classified disable can find programs that go begging that pay for all expenses! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT — all that STUDENT DEBT OUT THERE and I could have gotten it for FREE! (in a way I did for I was a naughty-boy and never paid back about 8 grand in student debt but they have a good and might I add fair ‘disability clause’ in the contract.)

    I would have liked to take one or two very specific but marginal courses but NO GO there. TOO INDEPENDENT that way. ( I really don’t want to sit through bummer course again. REMEMBER THAT?) I rather occupy or amuse myself READING SOME OF THESE POSTS or teasing Quazar. (I better stop that!)

    ANYWAY —- I will continue to ATTEND the poor man’s university called a LIBRARY and spend a few dollars here and there over at AMAZON and other CLIP JOINTS like that. (did you see how much they wanted for one of Michael Tsarsion’s OLD books? BULLSHIT TO THAT — I like the prices Farrell charges. Makes sense and is a bit democratic? (and one day if ‘THE’ —COLLAPSE ever comes they will make good kindle before I start throwing the dining room furniture into the fireplace for heat, ha, ha!

  4. MQ on December 28, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Maybe it’s more of the same *old* cold war, with hotter weapons.
    Super quake in Russia?

  5. Kent Brashear on December 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    To everyone living outside the USA, I think I can speak for, “We The People.”

    WE do NOT WANT anything to do with empire building. And further, WE
    have little, if anything, to say about it. It has been that way for a long time.

    The little housewife from Arkansas needs to pack up and go back home and
    take Bill with her. And that guy from Kenya should go back to his homeland
    where his birthplace is something of a national shrine. Kenyan Ambassador admits Obama born in Kenya.

    Perhaps, just perhaps, when I cast my vote for Ron Paul next November we
    can begin bringing our troops home where they belong and where they want to be.

    Just today I received this in my email: “Two Four Star Generals write New York Times demanding Obama Veto the NDAA.” It looks like WE may have some white hats in the pentagon who have taken their oaths seriously to
    protect and defend the Constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic. I’ve taken the same oath.

    Kent Brashear, Former Air Force Captain

    • legioXIV on December 30, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      Well said Captain, the sentiments of many, including none Americans, are with you on that one. Many of us are sick of being forced to fight for the American Empire that no-one but the elite few really wants. Lets hope that things can change just a little in the future and we can ALL bring our boys and girls home.

      LegioXIV, former Australian Army Rifleman.

  6. tom m on December 27, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Nothing has changed, samo samo game plan they just change the boogie man to fight .

  7. Jon Norris on December 27, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    “Those who fail to remember the past are condemned to repeat it…..”

    Isn’t one definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different outcome?

    • HAL838 on December 27, 2011 at 8:10 pm

      Yes, but up until recently it WAS working.

      THEY played that song just once to many times,
      THEY know that now.

  8. Robert Barricklow on December 27, 2011 at 11:19 am

    And they are doing a “color revolution job” right now on Putin.

    They threaten Russia/China from within & without.

    • HAL838 on December 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      The CIA (everywhere ALL the time!)
      is behind those ‘protests,’ as always.

      You see, the US ‘shadow’ government
      hates him. He is no Yelsin, the ‘yes’ man.

      • Robert Barricklow on December 27, 2011 at 10:20 pm

        The international banksters can’t stomach him because he is a Russian. They can’t stand an American politican, but I can’t think of one politician that is American. They are all internationalists, except Ron Paul BUT he doesn’t practice what he preaches. Webster Tarpley on World Crisis Radio this week ran down his proposed budget. Just 15 % cut in military spending. He rips apart social programs, including those for disadvantaged children – inexcusable in my mind’s eye. Still, he cross-hairs the FED for extermination. So pluses & minuses.

  9. Thomas Marz on December 27, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Could this be setting up a new old stock cold war if the middle east doesn’t play out that way?

  10. HAL838 on December 27, 2011 at 5:17 am

    There is always more [under the cover(s) ] than meets the eye.
    In fact, like an iceberg, most is under, generally unknown and unseen.
    This boil on the face of the Earth is about to open up,
    making a big (infected) mess.

    This ‘mess,’ however, may not be what you expect.

    Grab a towel in case you get splattered.

    • paul degagne on December 28, 2011 at 4:13 am


      PUSS — what an ABJECT way of getting a point across!

      One never knows —– Something REALLY GOOD might happen to all of us in the near FUTURE!

      OH! THE HORROR OF IT ALL —-ha, ha! (any optimist still left out there?)

      • HAL838 on December 28, 2011 at 8:02 am

        I very much agree, Paul.
        The problem, as I see it,
        is that many will become confused.

        As this will affect all [whatever] I hope my
        ‘eyes’ do not deceive me because I (hope)
        don’t see world-wide riots erupting.

        Perhaps it will break the controlled media
        when people start turning to each other
        for answers (?) such as,
        ‘What the heck is going on?’

        • paul degagne on December 29, 2011 at 10:54 am


          I just stumbled upon a paragraph this morning that struck me? It’s from Umberto Eco in a short chapter called “Orwell, or Concerning Visionary Power” and I thought of you ffinding hope or a Vision in a Communitus (I spell the Latin word wrong as usual)

          It’s as follows;

          ” And at the end when Winston, stinking of gin, weeps as he gazes into the face of Big Brother, and truly loves him, we ask ourselves whether we too are not already loving (under who knows what image ) our own Necessity.”

          Necessity or loving the END!

          Now that is food for IDLE MINDS! ( i can hear someone from the peanut gallery saying, “What idle minds? I’m searching everywhere for IT! EVERYWHERE is practically NOWHERE and if I recall isn’t one definition of UTOPIA called a NOWHERE? Now if your nowhere than nothing exist there so your mind is INDEED – VERY IDLE , ha, ha!)

          • HAL838 on December 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm

            “1984” made me think of the 2-way television technology
            that has, as of now, been built into most TVs for the last two
            decades or so and can be activated at any time at someone elses
            ‘discretion’ never, however, very discreet.

            If you’re a stickler for sending in Warranty Cards;
            STOP !
            RIGHT NOW !

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