Ever since Goldman Sachs first spotted the emergence of the BRICS bloc, or, as we have been calling it here, the BRICSA bloc(Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), I've been concerned that the growth of this bloc represents in some fashion a degree of inevitable blowback from growing American unipolarism on the world stage. At first, it might have been dismissed, when the BRICS bloc represented largely a Russo-Chinese entente that began to emerge prior to the Shanghai accords, but when the bloc expanded to India, with its own history of cordial relations with Russia, the concern began to grow.

Then, in what should have sounded some geopolitical alarm bells, Brazil, the premier regional power in South America, negotiated a series of space agreements with China, and then subsequently joined that bloc of nations. Now, there is news that Argentina, the other major regional power in South America, has expressed an interest in joining the BRICSA bloc:

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov: No Plans for Expansion of Brics Bloc

What concerns us here are these statements:

"Lavrov was responding to news reports earlier in the month which quoted India’s Ambassador to Argentina, Amarenda Khatua, who said that Buenos Aires had expressed interest in joining the powerful bloc, and that BRICS countries welcomed the idea.

"In a previous statement made to The BRICS Post, India’s Ministry of External Affairs denied that there were any immediate plans for expanding the bloc.

"In recent weeks, economic analysts in Africa had suggested that Nigeria was ready to join BRICS. And last year, during his visit to India, then Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi had suggested that his country should join BRICS.

"Late on Wednesday, Timerman confirmed Argentina’s interest:

“'Obviously, we are interested in developing relations with BRICS in international politics. We will surely continue working with BRICS, G20 and other venues … but it is up to BRICS to decide on the agenda, not Argentina,' he said.

"The Argentinian foreign minister said he looked forward to signing a number of bilateral agreements regarding nuclear power for civilian use, trade and scientific cooperation."

These statements require some reading-between-the-lines. In my opinion, it is significant that India revealed the interest of Argentina in joining the bloc. Both nations have a history of geopolitical fence-straddling between the old Soviet and Western blocs during the Cold War. It was, after all, Argentinian President Juan Peron who first formulated Argentina's "third position" policy in this respect. Notably, the article points out that a number of bi-lateral agreements are in negotiation between Argentina and Russia, some concerning nuclear power. Argentina has long had its own domestic nuclear energy(see Nuclear Power in Argentina). As the second article notes, Argentina and Brazil already have bilateral arrangements in place regarding the tracking and accounting of nuclear materials.

So why the reluctance on the part of the BRICSA bloc, and Russia, not to push for Argentina's acceptance into that organization? I suspect the reason is rather simple: given current geopolitical tensions between Russia and the American-European NATO complex, to do so now would only exacerbate tensions unnecessarily. Thus, one can watch for more formal bilateral agreements between Argentina and the other BRICSA nations on an individual basis. But make no mistake, it is probably only a matter of time before that nation is welcomed into the BRICSA fold. As I opined on a recent interview, Argentina's addition to the bloc would place most of South America into a relationship that would significantly erode the remaining American influence in the region. It's easy to understand why, if one goes back to the history of American relations with Latin America. One needs only think of Guatemala in the 1950s, the United Fruit Company, American support of the brutal regime of Anastasio Samosa in Nicaragua, and so on, not to mention current meddling in Venezuela. Argentina's entry into the BRICSA bloc would exert enormous pressure and influence on her smaller neighbors, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Chile. Lurking behind all this is, of course, the pressures put on Argentina by the west via the IMF and other such international financial shills. One wonders when geopolitical sense will begin to take root in Washington, forcing a reassessment of American behavior and what can be done to improve relations with these important countries.

Argentina, like Brazil, are the clearest signals that hemispheric friends are being pushed away. In the final analysis, one can't blame them.

See you on the flip side...

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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. Robert Barricklow on June 9, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Michael Hudson spells out, in the following article, how the polar opposite of the BRICSA eviscerate the likes of Ukraine, Libya, Iraq, Greece, and even Argentina. Why it is imperative for the people to get a grasp of the nuts & bolts behind Financial Warfare.

  2. Levantine on June 9, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Insofar I’m aware, the Argentinian leadership’s astuteness, vision and progressiveness are pretty much confined to propaganda. What’s this all about except a power struggle between players, each of whom is considerably hollow? Will this end in a geopolitical twilight of the gods, possibly even within our lifetimes?

  3. LibTechBanshee on June 8, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Argentina should be allowed to stay intact on this planet. They have good grapes and tasty wine. They should be allowed to stay.

  4. Jon on June 8, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    The negative influence of the US in Latin America goes back even further thant he 1950s, into the 1800s.

    Marine General Smedley Butler wrote a very interesting book about it called “War Is A Racket.” (Two-time Medal Of Honor winner, and a very interesting American – blew the whistle on the armed coup attempt against the elected US government in the 1930s – check him out. I believe there is video from his Congressional testimony back then up on YouTube.)

  5. Aridzonan_13 on June 8, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I’d say it’s BRIIICSAAA.. Where Brazil, Russia, India, Iran, Indonesia, South Africa, Argentina and Australia are fleeing from the Anglosphere.. The Aussies allegedly signed a Yuan trade agreement in 2013. The Aussies are the first members to bolt from the Anglosphere.. This happened very quietly and with little fan fare. The Power of FedGov.Inc will be measured on how well it can suppress the change of WRC to multiple currencies. When the US does lose sole WRC status, Joe 6-Pack will be stunned. Joe 6-Pack doesn’t have clue on how abusive Uncle Sam has been in it’s role as WRC patriarch.. Unless something of greater magnitude occurs, this will be Joe 6-Pack’s “Red Pill” moment.

  6. DownunderET on June 8, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    After reading “The Financial Vipers of Venice”, let there be no doubt that the USA is Venice, it’s navy is the big stick to the worlds “opposition”. Argentina may not join the BRICSA just yet, but Argentina has had it’s run in’s with the IMF, and who controls the IMF?
    So, slowly but surely the “War of the League of Cambrai” is being re-visited in modern times. Even the second or third generation Nazi’ in Argentina can see it coming, and they have l-o-n-g memories. Germany may have lost the war, but the modern Germany is a different animal, and Argentina may just be the country that heralds the large scale movement to the “East”, so it’s a watch this space scenario.

  7. marcos toledo on June 8, 2014 at 10:07 am

    As Malcolm X said the chickens are coming home to roost or to put it another way you reap what you sow. All the bad karma that America has put out for over two centuries in the Americas what should they expect. The USA may go around in a soma dream world but the rest of the world remember it’s misdeeds because they are repeated over and over again. So it looks like the encircling of China-Russia is turning back on a America and it’s the USA is itself to be a victim of encirclement how ironic.

  8. Daryl Davis on June 8, 2014 at 8:08 am

    It’s a very “schizophrenic” undertaking to analyse a modern global development — to successfully incorporate all of its constituent moving parts at the different levels of reality — the public, the covert, and the “PTB”. In the case of Argentina, for example, one must surmise whether or not those Argentinian leaders now indicating their wish to join BRICSA are mere puppets for a powerful Nazi cabal — or yet more American puppets, rolling forth atop the latest, patched-up Trojan Horse.

    Or not puppets at all. Might this Nazi cabal have so “broken away” as to be almost completely uninterested in such public-level developments? How many trillions would be required, and how many decades must pass, before an Earth-based resource independence were fully attained?

    This therefore could be simply, albeit improbably, a popular public initiative and very little else. (Do the new BRICSA member-nations “forgive” their own debts to the IMF? And what effect would this have upon the West’s dominance?)

    Then there are the aliens themselves. Or the time travelers? Are they no longer active players here? Could it be possible, Dr. Farrell, that our higher-ups believe now — or really ever did — that we could match, let alone exceed, the technology of these otherworldly, “potential aggressors”? Did they expect our visitors to remain in suspended animation in the generations since 1947, allowing us to gain on them technologically — possibly even sharing information with us willingly — while not continuing to advance themselves? And wouldn’t their rate of advancement fall higher along an exponential curve than ours?

    Perhaps for a partial answer one must borrow from the New Age crowd. It may be that these aliens don’t fully understand our monkey-based hybrid minds. They’re baffled by our lack of spiritual solidarity, our contentious, selfish, mammalian ambitions. So, where they see on Earth a slow-motion but inevitable progress toward world unification via a multi-pronged, planetary development of advanced technologies, we see more clearly a fracturing of any such unified worldwide progress into potentially destructive and self-destructive regional alliances.

    We humans, we’re some piece of work.

    • DanaThomas on June 8, 2014 at 11:04 am

      Some good considerations here. If the PTB think they are “catching up” with our “cousins” out there, they might have another “think” coming if, for example, much longer lifespans were involved, thus putting any possible strategies into a different time frame than we are used to “down here”. And a different time frame implies a different type of consciousness

      • Daryl Davis on June 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm

        Speaking of time frames, if the visitors do in fact reach our planet by cutting through both space and time — making them essentially time travelers — it may be that to this point we have encountered only the very oldest “versions” of them, some millions of years “obsolete” — though always still thousands of years more advanced than we are.

        How much more pathetic then that we might aspire to subjugate and/or baptize them.

    • DaphneO on June 8, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      I think “we humans” are often a marvellous, creative, generous “piece of work”…

      If the aliens are as spiritual as you are postulating, would they judge us by what the PTB are doing to us, or see that overall we are mostly trying to be the best we can in spite of what our “leaders” are doing to us?

      Just thoughts…

      • Daryl Davis on June 9, 2014 at 11:41 am

        I don’t agree with your generalization that we humans are “often…marvelous”. And I don’t accept the notion, implicit in many people’s overheated hatred of the PTB, that all the evil swine are they, and we are just their poor, virtuous victims.

        Life is more complex than that. No one gets a pass on obeying the dictates of morality, no matter the income level, the demographic category, or the social status.

        America would fall apart today based solely upon the growing tendency of its voters to vote for themselves “generous” benefits to be paid for by currently-disenfranchised, future voters. This is no scheme of the elite. This is our “piece of work” in action.

        How many Americans have even cared enough to learn about the possibility of PTB? And how much less powerful would the PTB have become without such willful ignorance and vulgar self-absorption? This isn’t the result of mind control. It’s that “piece of work” again.

        Imagine if we were different — if we withdrew our money from the banks and the stock market, voted out all but the most honest, peaceable people, and paid our own way as we went? Perhaps then we’d make a better impression upon those aliens.

        Frankly, though, I don’t put much stock in the aliens either. It’s disappointing that they seem to have so misjudged us. At best, they intentionally allowed their technology, and perhaps also their own comrades, to fall into the hands of the PTB — and have since chosen, it would seem, to sit back and see what happens.

        When I mentioned their “spiritual solidarity”, I only meant that they may possess more of a hive mentality than we do. It may be inbred into them to sacrifice themselves for the greater good.

        And this single-mindedness may have contributed to a more rapid scientific and technological advancement. But it doesn’t seem to have made them any more able to deal morally with us.

        • Levantine on June 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm

          Daryl Davis,

          …..Frankly, though, I don’t put much stock in the aliens either. It’s disappointing that they seem to have so misjudged us. At best, they intentionally allowed their technology, and perhaps also their own comrades, to fall into the hands of the PTB — and have since chosen, it would seem, to sit back and see what happens……

          Where is the best argument, or the best proof, that any non-human beings have practically given technology to any human beings? … Your comment left me quite puzzled and nearly speechless. ‘What, if anything, have I missed?’

          Striking and anomalous phenomena happen through centuries; but apparently they don’t relate with governments – or Nazis – more than they do with ordinary people. Some say that lasers and microprocessors originate from technology of humanoids who travel in flying saucers. That story violates the rule that reality is stranger than fiction…

          • Daryl Davis on June 9, 2014 at 2:53 pm

            Do I understand your argument?

            ‘There may have never been any alien visitations, nor any ancient cosmic conflicts? Instead, whatever technology we possess — perhaps a space fleet’s worth — has come solely as a result of the hard work and the brilliant minds of otherwise ordinary human beings. And THIS truth is stranger than any fiction?’

            Necessarily, then, the volumes of credible witness testimonials concerning the reality of UFOs, both true alien AND those then reverse-engineered — witnesses like former military personnel, commercial pilots, government officials, astronauts, etc. — it’s all bunk. They’re all liars and/or disinformation agents?

            If this is your point of view, perhaps we ought to agree just to disagree. I take it for granted, having spent countless hours watching the faces of said witnesses, that we have indeed recovered alien crafts — and very likely their comrades.

            So, when I say that “at best” they have INTENTIONALLY(All caps for emphasis, not for abusive shouting) given this technology to us, I only mean to say that the alternative explanation would have to be that a race so advanced that they travel beyond space and time to reach our planet has nevertheless taken an immediate dirt nap in our deserts — at the hands of our 1940’s technology.

            I myself would rather believe that they knowingly sacrificed both their crafts and their comrades, in order to touch off a sort of controlled experiment. What will we do now?

            And according to an interview I recently heard — and I apologize if I’m mistaken about this — Dr. Farrell seems to believe that the famous Roswell craft may in fact have been of Nazi manufacture, as it contained many already-developed, secret German advances.

            But another explanation might be that the aliens intentionally crashed in our desert a very primitive model vehicle — containing little more salvageable material than what the Germans had theretofore already developed — in order to almost exactly even the odds between us, seeding to us a technology that we subsequently seeded to our universities and commercial laboratories.

            Can I prove this? Of course not. But I prefer to think well of “people.”

  9. Robert Barricklow on June 8, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Then at the other end/Ecuador,
    we have Goldman Sachs
    ready to pull another Greece Job.

  10. Lost on June 8, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Argentina sees itself pretty fundamentally as part of continental Europe.

    This thinking extends far beyond the German speakers in Argentina.

    So Spaniards, Italians and Germans aren’t going to be real excited about joining up with Russia–even if the abuses of Washington and the EU are widely recognized.

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