This article came from Mr. G.B., and it was one of those "no-sooner-said-than-done" affairs. So allow me to explain. Just two days ago, on my weekly News and Views from the Nefarium video, I referred to a quiet meeting between the French, Russian, and German foreign ministers (Laurent Fabius, Sergei Lavrov, and Frank-Walter Steinmeir) in Berlin. The reason? Germany had green-lighted Russia's military intervention in Syria (not that the Russians needed it), and the foreign ministers of the European Big Three were doubtless meeting to "coordinate".

Other than this, the silence of the western media concerning this event, held in Berlin last weekend, has been deafening. One can understand why, for in my opinion it represents nothing less than a major geopolitical earthquake - a quiet one to be sure, but an earthquake nonetheless - for it represents a major rebuke of American foreign policy in the Middle East, and its effects on Europe with the growing refugee crisis. And though I did not state it explicity in that News and Views, it also represents an earthquake of a very different kind: a cultural earthquake. The Russian foreign minister, Lavrov, has reportedly said that "Europe is committing suicide." And perhaps at some level the governments of the major European powers have finally realized this. As the old adage goes, better late than never. The cultural implications will be with us for some time, but our focus remains on the geopolitical one for the present.

In that News and Views, I suggested that we'll know that there is a growing and concerted effort to rebuke American policy in the region if China becomes involved in the Syrian situation. In that light, ponder this one from Zero Hedge:

Chinese Military Personnel, "Aerial Assets" Allegedly En Route To Syria

Before you ponder the Chinese implications though, consider those opening paragraphs and the hidden players that are implicated:

On Wednesday evening, we suggested that Vladimir Putin’s explicit promise to go ahead with airstrikes against terrorist targets in Syria with or without the help of the US effectively marks the end of Washington’s years-old effort to destabilize and ultimately remove the Assad regime.

The Kremlin's pronouncement came just a day after the mainstream media began reporting that Moscow and Tehran are coordinating their efforts on the ground (something which should come as no surprise to anyone) meaning any Sunni extremists and/or CIA-trained “freedom fighters” intent on seizing control of the country will now need to go through Russia and Iran, with the latter now seemingly willing to make the badly kept secret of its military support for Assad no secret at all.

Who are the hidden players? Well, as I suggested, they are Israel and Saudi Arabia, the latter being - it is no secret - a sponsor of some radical Islamicist groups. The failure of American policy in Syria, and the failure to overthrow Assad, means very definitely that the kingdom's position is now precarious, a conclusion highlighted by the fact that Riyadh has recently made significant overtures to... Russia, a very open admission that it perhaps sees the consequences of dwindling US influence and effectiveness in the region.  A sign, too, perhaps, that it realizes it had better "make nice" or "be on the menu."

But what of China? As the article notes, the Chinese position in the UN Security Council on the Syrian position has been consistent and clear, and there is one thing to note about their position:

Mr. Wang Min(China) (spoke in Chinese): For over three years, the escalation of the conflict in Syria has inflicted deep suffering on the Syrian people and posed a serious challenge to the countries of the region and the international community. China has always maintained that all parties in Syria should respect human rights and international humanitarian law and prevent innocent people from being harmed during the conflict. China is firmly opposed to all violations of international humanitarian law or serious violations of human rights committed by all parties to the conflict in Syria. However, with regard to draft resolution S/2014/348, on which the Council voted earlier, China has some serious reservations.
First, China believes that any action to seek recourse to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute the perpetrators of serious violations should be conducted on the basis of respect for State judicial
sovereignty and the principle of complementarity. China is not a State party to the Rome Statute. China always has reservations concerning the referral by the Security Council of particular country situations to the ICC. This is our principled position. (My emphasis added)
In other words, China, along with Russia, is bucking, clearly and openly, the globalist dogma of the obsolescence of the notion of the sovereignty of nation-states, and hence, if Syria requests military aid and assistance from any other nation, it is within its rights to do so, and other nations - Russia for example - are within their rights to provide it.
Which brings us to the possibility of a Chinese intervention, which Zero Hedge acknowledges, pointing out elsewhere in the article that China has already rendered humanitarian aid in Yemen, and with it, projected military force into the region:

Yes, "regrettably China's approach has not been taken on board" and so, more than a year later that approach might have just shifted to a strategy that involves direct military intervention on behalf of Assad.

For now, this is still in the realm of speculation as the story cited above certainly falls short of providing anything in the way of conclusive evidence for a claim that the Chinese military is set to intervene directly. That said, the last several weeks have proven that the situation in Syria is remarkably fluid and what seems far-fetched one day has the potential to become reality the next, which is why we contend that Xi Jinping very well may decide that Raqqa is as good a place as any to test out some of the equipment that was on full display in Beijing earlier this month.

Will China intervene? My personal guess is that at present, it will not do so. Chinese intervention would tip the scales so preponderantly against the West that it may bust the emerging "state consensus" building between Russia, France, and Germany over the matter, and hence be self-defeating in a sense. But that could change very rapidly, if China suddenly experiences fallout from the crisis in the form of growing Islamicist terrorism. But this assessment also comes with the implicit assumption that the Chinese government is not sufficiently "upset" over the policy bungling by Washington in the region. They know as well as anyone else that yesterday's Syrian "freedom fighters" are today's ISIS, a monster created by flows of money from Washington and from "elsewhere."

But non-intervention does not mean non-participation. China, as is evident from the quotations above, is definitely watching from the sidelines as an interested observer, and that puts pressure on Moscow, Berlin, and Paris to make good on their discussions. To put it country simple: a "caliphate" is of no benefit to anyone, least of all China.

And for those who doubtless are looking at all this from the standpoint of "the fulfillment of prophecy," a reminder: those interpretations themselves are the recent creations of moneyed interests and elements of "big oil", and are not the historical interpretations of mainstream denominations. So my traditional warning is again applicable: "the fulfillment is the deception."

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 September 27, 2015 at 10:33 am

    When one looks at this middle east, or for that matter a number of geopolitical moves throughout history, one sees a disturbing picture. For example, take the United States & it’s history. The slavery gave rise to global capitalism, especially when it became illegal[effective/January 1, 1808]. The history shows that U.S. citizens continued to doggedly fight to protect the illegal slave trade with the apparatus of the U.S. state for the sake of economic development. But even before that, the TPP was already a gleam in the eyes of the slave trading elite who called for unrestricted, unlimited trade in African slaves, lower tariffs and more flexible credit laws: Free trade would provide the maximum number of enslaved workers[so began the race to the bottom].
    So these U.S. citizens capitalized on their successes from the illegal slave trading in the Atlantic by trading the personal command of the ships for the safety of the counting houses, rising to become the directors of banks and insurance companies. Many became local & national statesmen. The profits that made this transition possible depended on transatlantic risks. Capitalizing on the weaknesses and strengths of the early U.S. state, these American investors shaped the exercise of public power across contested legal boundaries to accommodate private commerce/interests[today’s Middle East].
    For example, John Quincy Adams owed the resurrection of his political career to the products of the slave trade. He was the real force behind The Monroe Doctrine.
    So China, Russia, Germany, France and other nations are taking that page of history and writing a new ending. Hopefully, counter to the future of TPP-like shackles surrounding future global trade.
    Syria is a line being drawn in the sands of today’s history.

  2. yankee phil on September 27, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Don’t you think a second coming would reflect the changes in the world both socially and technically or do you think tradition would play some role simply so people would recognize (accept)Jesus’s return.

  3. goshawks on September 26, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I would look to see Chinese anti-aircraft missiles in Syria, shortly. Russia has been diplomatically stymied in delivering SA-300 AA missiles to Syria for decades. Now, it is viewed as a ‘tripwire’ issue. China, on the other hand, could ‘sell’ it’s new AA missiles to Syria without serious blowback.

    (If one remembers, these Chinese AA missiles recently WON an international competition in Turkey. Sales were set to go, until behind-the-scenes Western political influence was brought to bear. Everything subsequently went into limbo…)

    So, I would see Chinese ‘participation’ with anything that would be too politically-costly for Russia to deliver. China has a really-good copy of Russia’s Sukhoi fighter, for example:
    “When trying to enter the Chinese arms market, Russia handed over the assembly technology for the Su-27CK fighter jet to China. As a result, China modernized the plane and began to work on a serial production of the J-11 plane. … For the time being, China has launched the serial production of J-10, J-11 and FC-1 fighter jets. These planes bear a striking resemblance to Russia’s Su-27/30 and MiG-29.”

    China gets to ‘back’ Russia AND to show off its new hardware in combat (for international customers). Win-win for China…

  4. DownunderET on September 26, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    The one word that comes to mind here is “BLOWBACK”, and I’ll throw in two more just or good measure, “big time”. From the moment ISIS arrived on the scene it had CIA black op fingerprints all over it. Then came the propaganda and the beheading videos, boy these guys are really bad.
    Well the sand storm in the desert has changed direction, and now ISIS has to contend with some people “who really want them destroyed”.
    Remember John Kerry coming out and saying “it’s going to take a very long time to defeat ISIS”, when the country with the biggest military in the world, can’t take out a bunch of murdering jihadies armed with AK-47′ and a few other “left over” weapons, then the US is kidding all of us. For me ISIS is going to be toast, very soon.

    • basta on September 26, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Exactly. The US prosecuted WW II, winning both the European and Pacific theatres, in 3 and 1/2 years. Afghanistan, a nation of goatherds and rocks has taken 16 years and counting.

      Poppies, armaments and pipelines are both extremely lucrative.

  5. basta on September 26, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    China (like the USA, but for different reasons) will not acknowledge this element of UN/international law if it means that its leaders will be faced with war crimes charges. The US is worried that a slew of executive office officials — from present and former presidents on down to junior cabinet secretaries — would be open to war crimes prosecution for the past 20-30 years of US “interventions.” China is worried about what this might entail for its moves in the future.

    As for China in Syria, well, why the heck not? The more the merrier! To paraphrase Hitlary, “What difference does it make, at this point?!”

    Syria is beginning to look like one of those tiny circus cars, from which midget after midget afer midget keeps exiting.

    And David Goldman is absolutely correct that you should add Turkey to the list of unindicted co-conspirators, along with Israel and the Saudis, as Turkey is the major overland transit route for ISIS war materiel (and Turkey is profiting from all the regional chaos to once again attack the Kurds).

  6. DAVID GOLDMAN on September 26, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Turkish-Uyghur Terror Inc. – America’s Other Al Qaeda

    First appeared:

  7. yankee phil on September 26, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Seems the UN has been doing the bidding of the royal west ever since its inception(wasn’t that 1947 as well?) with SS Gruppensfuhrer Kurt Waldheim as its first Chairman. That China draws the line in the sand that it will not be judged or recognize the judgement on others according to a rigged set of bent rules. About time someone put an end to the false diplomacy of brakemanship with international law. We all saw what that did in the Iraq invasion ,jumping the gun before false accusations presented as bonafide facts could be disproven. The world is slowly learning that “Sayin it don’t make it so”. As this begins to look Armaggedony think how many christians will die laughing if in Jesus’s second coming he appears as a black chinaman from the Cherokee nation whose mother is half jewish. Just sayin.

    • Joseph P. Farrell on September 26, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      Uhm…er…as I recall, the story was his mother was entirely Jewish…

  8. WalkingDead on September 26, 2015 at 9:51 am

    China nor Russia will be sending their latest tech to the area for the West to observe. Now will the West join the fray or will they risk exposing their true agenda?
    Stay tuned…

  9. marcos toledo on September 26, 2015 at 8:22 am

    It is interesting this the first I read that China is rendering assistance to Yemen. What happen in Mecca lately does anyone wants to bet on how long the House of Said will remain in power in Arabia.

  10. Yogi Greg on September 26, 2015 at 5:49 am

    As Always,…..

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