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…OH, AND BY THE WAY, IT’S NOT JUST GERMANY THAT IS UPSET, ...

Sometimes I feel like I'm living in some sort of geopolitical time warp, or a teacup carnival ride, based not on whirling teacups, but whirling countries, all spinning around on an out of control machine called Brzezinski's Folly. Brzezinski's folly is a machine that runs on the assumption that, America being the "sole remaining superpower", it can and should attempt to run the rest of the world, no matter what the cost...

...even if the cost means pushing powerful allies like Germany and Japan away.

Case in point: yesterday, you'll recall, I blogged about my long-held, seldom-voiced suspicion that some sort of covert warfare has been going on between the USA and Germany for quite some time. I finally have been talking more openly about that suspicion, since it seems to be being confirmed by various German and European leaders, not the least of whom is Chancellorin Merkel herself.

But in sifting through this week's emails, the other shoe dropped, in this article shared by Mr. J.C.; and as you read this, when was the last time you saw the Chinese Premier shaking hands with the Japanese Premier, and both men were smiling?

Even Japan Is Now Considering Joining China's One Belt, One Road

I cannot get out of my head what a monumental symbol this picture is, notwithstanding the contents of the article itself. We cannot approximate the earthquake it signals, especially in the Orient. There is bad blood between China and Japan... the Rape of Nanking, the Japanese invasion and occupation of Manchuria and the establishment of a Japanese puppet state there under the de facto control of Field Marshal Terauchi. Then the plundering under Operation Golden Lilly. Nor was it all one-sided: the Chinese entry into the Korean war - Korea being a former Japanese colony - Mao's bluster and threats...

For this to happen is a major event. But as readers of this website know, it has been a long time coming, and was about to happen a few years ago. There was talk of a state visit of Emperor Akihito to Beijing, then... Fukushima happened. I do not need to recount the more-than-suspicious chain of events, because readers of this website are well aware of them.

Shinzo Abe has, in his tenure as Japanese Premier, accomplished some truly amazing feats of diplomacy. He has managed, with his counterpart Mr. Putin, to side-step the thorny issue of the legal status of the Kuril  islands, to begin actual economic development of them, jointly with Russia. That was a major hatchet, not only to bury, but to turn into something economically beneficial.

Now there is China, and its Silk Road project:

I want to focus on some paragraphs in this article, for I tend to see things very differently than does Mina Pollman, author of the article:

Japan would, of course, prefer a U.S.-based regional order and has thus been leery of OBOR. But after watching the United States retreat under President Donald Trump – most dramatically by pulling the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – it is understandable that Japan is considering alternative options, such as limited cooperation with China.

Abe specifically stated that one of the conditions that would have to be met for Japanese participation in OBOR is “harmony with a free and fair Trans-Pacific economic zone,” in reference to the requirements, including labor and environmental regulations, painstakingly negotiated in the 12-country TPP deal.

Abe also noted that it is “critical for infrastructure to be open to use by all, and to be developed through procurement that is transparent and fair. … I furthermore consider it essential for projects to be economically viable and to be financed by debt that can be repaid, and not to harm the soundness of the debtor nation’s finances.”

Japan’s concerns about OBOR’s lack of transparency mirror its criticisms of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) – which Japan is also considering joining, after resisting it for so long. With rumors that the United States might join, Japan may find the idea more attractive. (Emphasis added)

While the article makes it sound as if Japan's turn to China is a result largely of the recent administration's policies, I suspect - strongly - that this turn has been considered by (if Ii may so put it) the mandarins in Tokyo for some time. The instability that the USA has fostered in recent decades as a result of Brzezinski's Folly, along with an economy that can only export GMOs and war has caused a "rethink" of relations from Tokyo to Berlin. The Trump administration and the TPP are the excuse and crisis of opportunity that were seized to do what they had long been thinking. Again, in this respect, it is crucial to recall that Japan was attempting to make these overtures before the Abe government took power.

Mr. Abe's two-step here has been carefully conceived. Unlike the previous Japanese government, Mr. Abe decided to rearm, and to change the part of the Japanese constitution that put an upper limit based on percentage of GDP to defense spending. This, publicly, was done to reassure Washington that Japan was going to "do its part" for Pacific rim security. But Mr. Abe's unstated goal, I contend, was to send messages to North Korea and China, particularly the latter. While a symbolic gesture, the message is clear: we can rearm, if we want to... now, let's talk... Japan's rearmament, in other words, was as much about perceived growing weakness and instability in Washington, as it was about helping Washington.

Me. Abe's position is further enhanced by his agreements with Russia, not just with the Kuril islands, but more importantly, by the extension to Russia, by Japan, of the use of its financial clearing agency in the Pacific, widely used in the region. This, readers of the website may recall, happened a couple of years ago, in the aftermath of the imposition of sanctions on Russia. In other words, Japan did not "play ball" with Washington, and put into place a major component of an independent financial clearing system with Russia.

It's that financial clearing aspect of the story that, I suggest in today's high octane speculation, is behind this story, and Japan's need for more "transparency" in the "One belt one road" project: for "transparency" read "Japanese participation" in whatever financial clearing arrangements the Chinese have in mind as an alternative to the West's "SWIFT" system. Additionally, "transparency" also means in other space-related matters and ventures, because China has made it abundantly clear that the "One road one Belt" is not simply confined to planet Earth.

See you on the flip side...

14 thoughts on “ …OH, AND BY THE WAY, IT’S NOT JUST GERMANY THAT IS UPSET, ...”

  1. anakephalaiosis

    Oat(h) spin… Allegorically, nations are “spin machines”. Following the principle, that goyim are nations (in a womb of a patriarch’s wife), then patriarch must be “superpower with iron rod”.

    Patriarch is defined by “supreme oath of sovereignty”. Patriarch is deified oath (by myself have I sworn). Goyim come out of his loins. This allegory is analogue computer, or pyramid.

    An “overlooked” principle is distribution of oath. Oat(h) is “grain seed”, in image of “rejected cornerstone”. Oath is capstone of pyramid. A pyramid with no capstone is blind swamp.

    Point is, that a non-oath based “nation” – a swamp – can only pose as a “superpower” – boosted by Hollywood propaganda – but is nonetheless a spineless clay giant (Golem Inc.). Iron rod is the spine of spin axis.

    A “bird’s eye view” soaring above pyramid is the spin axis itself. In “analogue computer” we trust. “Quintessence” is his only son. He is “star gate” of friends and foe, and “grain seed of oat(h)”.

    Perhaps organ pipe is spin-off axis? If it were not sacrosanct, then it would not be a church instrument. Perhaps “Die Kunst der Fuge” is spinning axis?

  2. Robert Barricklow

    Again, the focus should not only be the destruction of the corporate bots exploiting a rock/earth. But a living economy enhancing a living Earth.
    There needs to be a paradigm shift. Change the story line from the tragedy/farce of a dying planet to one of love of life upon a vibrant living planet.
    Whoever takes the lead needs to change the story of man for a new beginning.

  3. One inner and one outer response to the blog:

    Inner-wise, World War II is finally ending. By that, I mean the emotional trauma. Not only have the actual participants mostly left the scene, but mid-to-upper power positions have been occupied by folks who never fought or suffered in WWII (directly). Germany, Japan, Russia, China, and others have decided (especially emotionally) that the past is the past. Let’s get on with the present. Only the US has remained in a WWII posture. However, with the deaths of ever-more Cold Warriors, even that stance is being hollowed-out from within. Just like pack-ice finally breaks-up en-mass when the time is right, the world is waking-up to a post-WWII promise…

    (The above also is true for the age-long – somewhat self-induced – trauma of the Yahweh-ites. Perhaps their old-pain is breaking-up, and they are considering re-joining the rest of humanity, so to speak…)

    Outer-wise, let’s suppose that the universe is not only touchy-feely but also dangerous. Not only The Federation but also Klingons and Romulans, so to speak. (Not to mention the Ferengi, who have likely been here for a while.) If you cannot make it too costly to conquer/occupy you, you may end up subjugated or worse. So, what would ‘parents’ do? I could easily see that all the millennia of strife might be a ‘toughening-up’ period for humanity. Make us more like porcupines. Too tough to bother with…

    (Reading-about in the ‘fringe’ ET literature, I came upon the tale of the Lyran civilization, their near-destruction by the Reptilians, and their evolvement into the Pleiadian culture. The singular thing in these tales is that the Pleiadians became hard-as-nails, giving-back to the Reptilians as good as they got. Somewhat sweet-and-pure, but also bad-a$$. Whether these tales have a basis in fact or not, there is a ‘truth’ in there…)

    1. Phil the Thrill

      The Palestinians are hemmed in. They can smell the ocean air but can’t splash in the ocean itself. They watch their ancient olive groves be cut down and replaced with matchstick trees. They look upstream and wonder if the dam-builders will let down some water today–only enough. Not enough to wash everyone out of their homes, which is usually how much water they get, when they get any at all. The Palestinians have, as I write, three hours of electricity per day, allotted to them by the dam-builders.
      Such a crucible just may forge Palestinians of a temper that will redress these grievances.

  4. Korea-Japan are culturally the children of China. The USSA is the garbage of it’s Central European overlords. Who pass themselves off as the inheritors of the Classical Greco-Romans when they are nothing of the kind. They are what the Romans referred to as educated barbarians. Murder Assault Torture is all they live for which why they’re house of cards is collapsing rapidly. One wonders if humanity survives what will be their legacy to our history.

  5. After Japan’s very personal “China syndrome” they need help in the cleanup. China + Russia seem the only ones to be capable of assisting. The problems due to Fukushima are under reported.

    They most certainly need prevention/protection for a second china syndrome.
    Some elites must be pissed about this development and must be thinking of a second Fukushima.

  6. The USSA is now a third world, puppet state. We all know who manipulates the strings and even speaking of it is fast becoming a criminal act. They have played their “victim” trump card quite well world wide. The use of their puppet to do as they please without fear of reprisal is coming to an end and their desperation is beginning to show. Desperate people do stupid things and are very dangerous due to their desperation.
    The immense fraud perpetrated on the entire earth resulting in the bankruptcy of almost every nation on earth by those who cannot be criticized has resulted in the debt bonding of almost the entire planet. Foreclosure is at hand.

  7. As a living legacy of the elite’s zombie like existence the day may come when they will consume the dead carcasses of the Dulles brothers’ legacy in a vain attempt to save themselves. Let’s face it, these two men have done more to implement the current geopolitical matrix and Anglo-American empire than any other family in our history. It’s a blood soaked legacy of conflict, assassinations, black ops, poverty, misery and failure. When Germany and Japan walk away from this legacy you know the gig is up. Now that China, Russia, Germany and Japan have lost much in their quest for empires and seem to have came out of the experience the wiser, they are backing away from our madness in cautious, measured and deliberate steps. Neither one wants enrage an eagle whose lost its hair–but they will be prepared to clip its wings if it gets too aggressive with its temper tantrums.

  8. Look out for an unusually harsh Asian winter coming up, and maybe a new outbreak of bird flu (and not just a couple of dead chickens).

  9. the next 300-500 years belong to the next nation who gets into and dominates space. We’ve all seen the tech (see chinese EM drive, landing again on the moon, talk about moon bases and mid point space bases) coming out and the laws ratifying ownership of space rocks (i can send links to the relevant laws that have been passed).
    I’d say.. looking at the articles I’ve been browsing.. that the Chnese are NOT depending on private space tourist orientated companies to get up there and installed.
    I’m sure Frank can back me up here. The chinese are constructing massive naval bases all over the Pacific at the moment..
    Will it be more cost effective to crash a meteorite (looking at those EM drives again..)into the Pacific and recuperate it via submarine.. (huuuuge naval bases… hang on.. huuuuge underground naval bases with direct submarine access..) or steer it into a geo stationary orbit and pick at it with laser picks and blue space chickens as canary birds in case any methane starts leaking out..

    1. oops.. I started out meaning to say, maybe the space race is the reason Japan is seeing reason and getting it back together with China..and China getting it in hand
      Having said that.. Can anyone show me the statistics of people killed by greed in the last Gold Rush around the start of America’s modern day history…

  10. The American empire is a dead man walking.

    A tiny few reflective souls in Washington know it; a small minority in the country know it; and a whole lot of world leaders smell it.

    But the behemoth cannot be stopped; the momentum is too strong, behind the weight of all that debt paying for all those wars and all that waste, with the days of innovative wealth creation a memory more distant than the time when the populace still believed in founding ideals which have now become a cruel joke.

    When this one goes (i.e, when the stock market finally tanks) it’s gonna be a doozy, comparable to Rome. Fasten your seat belts.

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