NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM SEPT 17 2015
September 17, 2015 / /
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US neocons may be disconcerted by what is going on, but so are their equivalent in London who are happy to see the UK as a “banana monarchy” sending its “mercenaries” to fight the American wars; according to the “Independent” an unnamed British general has threatened a military coup if Corbyn gets into government
Historic recordings of lectures by the famous “insider historian” Carroll Quigley (1910-1977). In Part 1, he talks about his early dreams of a future European State, Conservatives vs. Liberals and much more.
Actually Rand Paul was the least hawkish saying that sometimes, as is the case in Iraq, interventions can backfire. Don’t know whether he is sincere or just trying to garner dovish primary support for his floundering campaign. He is opposed to the Iran deal.
Ya know,,,when this european problem came up in Ukraine western europe lost over a trillion euro’s worth of business almost over night and the Germans are still importing petroleum products from Russia. All this financing of the war on Syria that has been wasted and you’ve got to stop and think why America was not heavily trading with Russia and what does it have to gain from creating another failed state in the middle east that spawns ISIS like states in the wake of its crimes against humanity. All the pollution and chem trails over america must be creating stupid air.
Judging from the Republican debate it’s just going to be more bombs away; especially as articulated from the super hawk Ms. Fiorina.
If you want to hear it from the man himself, recently Veritas Radio interviewed William F. Engdahl on this very subject, and it’s a doozie of an interview, go here……..
Thank you Ken. That was a very interesting interview. I wish I could have heard Part 2, but unfortunately I’ve let my subscription go.
Second that DownunderET find interview thans for the link.
Engdahl makes the telling comparison between China’s infrastructure boom, especially railways, and the late 19th century American “drive to the Pacific”; as C. Fitts has pointed out, land-based infrastructures seem to get bottom priority in the US economic system. Will a form of cheap ultrafast bulk air transport finally emerge some day? Well in the meantime China is not dragging its feet and is betting on high speed Silk Road trains to compete with the sea routes.
Come to think of it, this is sort of a “Berlin-to-Baghdad Railway” in reverse, going from east to west and not the other way as Kaiser Wilhelm and the Pangermanists had dreamed.
It’s interesting you mention this. Catherine and I did an interview about a month ago, and she had sent me a map of existing and planned railroads in Europe and Asia. In the existing system, it is possible to travel by rail from Inverness in Scotland, to Vladivostok or Shanghai, but CHina and Russia are planning massive expansion of railways in Central Asia and and very northern part of European and Siberian Russia, so I think your idea has quite a lot of merit.
Maybe there is something in the “physics” that facilitates east-to-west moves (in the broad sense): i.e. in the direction of the Earth’s rotation. I don’t have any references for this but it sounds like something that geopoliticians and others may have speculated about. After all, many of the great migrations of the past millennia seem to have gone in that direction. Even the US-European penetration of China and Japan was from the east, via the eastern seaports of those countries (India however does not fall into this rule, with the colonial powers simply sailing east).
At this point we can bring up the Columbus venture, that involved sailing west to “India”.
If there were some PHYSICAL law involved, or even hypothesized on the basis of historical precedent, this might help explain the relatively fast completion of the Moscow to Vladivostok railway by Imperial Russia, and then the German (and later American) obsession with the “eastward push” towards the “Central Asian Heartland”: as if they wanted to beat the “other side” to it before they got organized.
Anyway, that’s enough wild speculation for one day….
ABC evening news reported China is building or helping to build the high speed train between LA and Vegas.
One “tell” some time down the road would be an announcement from S. Arabia that it will accept currencies other than the $US for its oil. That would be the formal end to the petrodollar. Just now the decline in oil revenues to OPEC et al represents a swing of ~US$2.5 trillion that is no longer finding its way into Anglo-American accounts. And that means the empire’s funding is drying up.
What is to be the said of the USA aka it’s really the Confederate States of America. Dreamers stuck in their fantasy worlds they don’t know real trade is even if they were to trip over it.
Of all the cards being dealt, there is lurking within this play an omnipresent joker with his signature GRIN. Many hidden meanings therein; one being “free energy”.
When will that joker be conjured up for all to see/what’s been there for quite sometime.
As Saudi Arabia gets slammed in the presidential debates for not having enough boots on the ground in spite of a galactic sized military budget the Saudi’s might be sweetening the pot for the Americans to send in the ol’yankee military to do Saudi’s dirty-work in fear of OPEC aligning itself with the Silk road gang. If you want to scare the bejabbers out of Uncle Sam just start playing footsie with the Russians financially as the U.S. hears its sanctions slowly plunking in the toilet. Having the Russian airforce in Syria may also be an incentive to extend the olive branch, if not at least to test the waters.
Then of course there is Israel, where Russia has considerable influence, and is not seen as being prejudicially hostile.
And thus a potential peacebroker in the countries in the area of the former Ottoman Empire. So there are probably a lot of late-night meetings going on in smoke-filled rooms in Ankara too…
Oh yea… and wait until you read one of NEXT week’s blogs!