RUSSIA, PIPELINES, AND KOREAN UNIFICATION

During our last quarterly wrap-up, Catherine Austin Fitts and I briefly discussed the Korean situation, and I advanced the hypothesis that what we were watching unfold was a complete remaking of the geopolitics and financial politics of northeastern Asia and Siberia. I advanced the idea that North Korea would advance along this agenda in fits and starts, two steps forward, one back. Nor could one expect otherwise. I also argued that a non-nuclear North was a win-win situation for everyone.

Moreover, central to my speculations were two key factors: South Korea, and Japan, both of which shoulder enormous industrial plants, and have virtually no internal energy sources that are not nuclear in nature. And for both countries in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, conventional fission energy technologies in the earthquake prone region do not look as "inviting" as they once did. China, too, faces a similar dilemma, for although it does have large rivers and hydrodynamic energy sources available, these will simply not meet its energy needs for its growing industrial plant. And Iran - one of China's close allies - is currently unstable as popular resistance grows to its Islamist regime. (And frankly, I don't think for a moment that Russia or China would be sorry to see that regime go, save only if it was replaced by an American puppet, and given their influence in the region, that may be somewhat, though not entirely, unlikely).

But back to Korea: both Korea's need energy, China needs energy, Japan needs energy. And there's one country, close by to all, that has energy - and lots of it - and it needs trade, markets for that energy and other products, and money: Russia. Oddly enough, China, South Korea, and Japan have lots of money, too. On this basis, I advanced the hypothesis for Ms. Fitts' Solari quarterly wrap- up that what we may be witnessing is the creation of a special kind of "neutral zone", where the Korea's would reunify under strict conditions. In a way, I suspect, given the realities of this situation, that there is little any American administration could do to prevent this from happening in the long run, short of a military intervention in the North. That intervention, given the confluence of interests by the other major powers in the region, could damage American relationships with them for the long term, and drive South Korea and Japan further away.

With that in mind, Mr. E.O. sent along this article, which basically is arguing the same thing:

EurasiaHeadline News South Korea ready for ‘unification’ with North through Russian pipeline

I suspect, however, that there's more high octane speculation to be had here, than my original "read" of the geopolitical situation. Much has been made of Mr. Trump's visit to the Forbidden City in Beijing, the first western head of state (supposedly) accorded the privilege and honor. According to some internet analysts, Mr. Trump there secretly met with Mr. Kim and, with Mr. Xi's cooperation, Mr. Trump arranged the current deal subsequently revealed in Singapore. The upshot of these analyses is that Mr. Trump is a genius deal-broker and that Mr. Xi and the other players in the area were just along for the ride. Indeed, he may be a genius deal-maker.

But given that coalescence of geopolitical interests between China, Russia, Japan, and the two Korea's, I have to wonder if, rather, Mr. Trump was simply presented with a fait accompli.

The truth probably lies somewhere between "genius" and fait accompli, but what that truth is we have yet to see, but my wager is that it involves the upcoming summit with Mr. Putin, and how Russia, China, and the USA are going to deal with the situation in Iran...

...just a guess, pure speculation, but as always, time will tell...

...see you on the flip side...

22 thoughts on “RUSSIA, PIPELINES, AND KOREAN UNIFICATION”

  1. JPF says ” I don’t think for a moment that Russia or China would be sorry to see that regime go, save only if it was replaced by an American puppet, and given their influence in the region, that may be somewhat, though not entirely, unlikely).”

    Trump wants regime change, to install an American puppet, yet China & Russia prefer any type of regime in Iran (even Islamist) as long as it is anti-US. I don’t see how these views could converge … And no, Russia & China will not be happy with any other type of regime, because the current regime is the only one that is sufficiently demonized-sanctioned-isolated to meet their needs as a lone-but-scary Shiite-Don-Quixote fighting the windmills for use as bargaining chip.

    Only a US-puppet will satisfy Trump, and once that puppet is installed (if ever) his task will be to dismember the country, just as Gorbachev did it for them elsewhere.

    Only the current regime can satisfy China & Russia, for obvious reasons, and no they would not want this regime to go AT ALL because it is the best regime to keep Iran poor-isolated-demonized so Russia can gain at the expense of Iran (oil/gas exports at the expense of Iran) … while China is selling its garbage over there.

    For regime change to happen in Iran, there has to be a credible alternative. One that has a clearly defined platform (economic, political, social), can draw support from the majority of disgruntled Iranians fed up with mullahs, and that means an alternative that has the armed forces on its side, to avoid a Syria-scenario.

    Thought many here might think the current regime is on the verge of collapse (and I agree this will happen eventually if things do not change for the better), they do have tentacles in every town, village, and hamlet in the country, and there are still enough brainwashed Shiites (perhaps at most 15%, but that is enough if all 15% are willing to become martyrs to save the Shiite theocracy) to defend the regime. As we have seen in other neighboring countries, the only people willing to fight the radicalized-sunni-cannibals to the death are radicalized-shia-cannibals. And the only people willing to die to fight a foreign invader are the same. That is why the 1979 revolution happened — the Shah and his predecessor’s armed forces were never able to defend the country (anyone can check this fact from history).

    Iranians are stuck between a bearded mullah and a furious orangutan. No good choices.

    1. Trump will do everything possible to make the mullahs take refuge in the deadly arms of Russia, by promoting the rise of hardliners in Iran, and weakening Iran’s budding links with Europe. The administration in Iran must be careful not to allow that to happen, and to strengthen links with both Europe, Russia, and China, without giving in to any one party. Falling into deadly Russian arms is the worst possible scenario of all. China is not powerful enough to be an ally, and neither is Germany. Therefore, no alliance with any side is possible at this time (unless the regime wants to dig its own grave becoming a vassal of vassal-Russia of all places).

  2. thank you jpf. good post. for any that might believe what trolls may bring, perhaps this will give some context to who owns and does what in this world. and how.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl1-gbGz458&t=1s

    had a similar conversation with a family member years ago. when confronted with basic questions, it always came back around to “yeh, but do you think these people would exert undue influence?….”

    lets see. who owns the large banks in each country. shareholders right? and who are the controlling shareholders of the big banks? that’s pretty easy to trace down. when it’s not a rottenchild controlled family (morgan, bush,…) it’s a private unnamed entity or bigger bank. either way all these banks are member banks of central bank and own shares in the central bank. so who controls central bank? shareholders of the big banks who hold shares in the central banks. hmm. that’s a tough one to figure.

    perhaps this is easier. who owes money on the planet? isn’t that pretty much every one? is there an out of debt govt? perhaps russia? iceland? maybe. maybe not. are there any entities on the planet who owe nada and infect own everything? who are in fact the entity that all the rest of us owe so much debt to? so much debt with such a high (and variable – ie able to go higher) interest rate? so high in fact that the debtors on the planet are forever in the pocket of their creditor?

    1. Last time I checked, a couple years ago, Russia was very, very near the bottom of the list of the debts nation’s owe. I think it was a CIA website that maintained the list.

  3. . . . There is a great deal of diversity amongst the countries and individuals of the heads of states mentioned and a large population which supports them in kind. . . Each has their strengths and a level of experience that, in effect, is part of their files in their brief cases – Not just the push-button trigger for stupidity which also is not an insignificant achievement for each head of state. . . Each head of state has a significant allotment of bargaining-chips, too, too numerous to put here in totals. . . Plus each has a locally changing natural environment as much as a geopolitical environment to manage which continues to have areas of debate and idea exchanges far different than a century ago. . . Each also knows the benefits of clean energy as well as the degradation of the use of coal and fission reactors. . .

    2011 prompted notice and an increased effort to change the geopolitical and financial stall known in 2008. . . Fukushima is NOT over despite the distance the reactor builders are putting between themselves and the unexpected. . . Good reason to run-those-numbers for other probabilities. . . Choking in Chinese cities as the population tries for a gulp of fresh air hasn’t bode well on its citizenry, either. . . Natural gas burns much cleaner than coal of any kind and doesn’t have ionizing radiation contamination as its chemical process. . .

    . . . The presumptive “fait accompli” spoken of can just as easily be trashed through no faults of any of those folks through natural catastrophes that arrive suddenly and unannounced. . . Some questions that seem reasonable to address, “Are all of these players and their represented constituencies able to survive catastrophic events that do not recognize sovereign borders?” [Stellar impacts, effects from hemispheric volcanism that spews sulfur dioxide plums and / or pyroclastic microscopic particles just as lethal as a chemical mix (one still remembers clearly the effects of pyroclastic-volcanic fallout from Mt Pinatubo in 1991), Tsunami inundation of major coastal dwellings, earthquake disruption -continental shifting, subsequent disease and parasitical out breaks from the breakdown of sanitation measures, to name a few societal disruptors of note]. . . “Do they have that planning currently under revision, if any, and on what scale?”. . Clean energy helps toward those goals. . .

    Many people scoff at the notion of the cost of militaries, but when catastrophe hits and feral gangs run rampant one can only hope there is an organized restraining force of sobriety nearby. . . To a degree law enforcement and militaries provide that societal support, but each must have a backup plan and supply system which supports that effort post cataclysm. . . One need only consider refugee and asylum seekers world wide attempting an escape from their desperate state from normal or the rescue and recovery post extreme weather events. . . A few multipliers up from current numbers, situations encompassing those few catastrophic events mentioned earlier and one no longer has numbers in the thousands, but potentially and suddenly into the billions of people shocked into a probable state of barbarism. . . The very old, weak, and younger are usually first to succumb. . . Such stories exist in the past records, but are low key in comparison to what potentially awaits, if it occurs. . . Reducing or even preventing susceptibility of total failure from these calamities seems worth the investment all around as does some maturity in geopolitical management. . .

    Not in a position of major influence one can only hope that they acknowledge their advantages within their diversities sooner than later as they have work to do. . . One must ask, “Is there a will that is needed or is it a matter of necessity that is needed, or both?”. . Thanks for the article. . .

    1. richard, after reading that a couple times, my first thoughts were of all the large taxpayer funded donations from large countries’ govts into the clinton foundation for their wonderful work ensuring a better place for all govts and peoples. didn’t canada just give hil n bil $20mil? pretty sure eu countries et al are doing the same. and what do they all get for that investment? hmm let’s look at well how bout haiti. yeh there was an odd earthquake there that just popped up in the most unusual way and then all help from other nations got crushed out. literally the air traffic into haiti was run by ussa military and refused access to emergency supply aircraft from all other countries while the ussa aircraft brought in military personnel and supplies. then the u.n. forces brought in cholera, rape and pedophelia. then bush and clinton built up the clinton fdtn to save haiti which by the way completely screwed haiti. in many different ways. didn’t hilly have to get directly involved along with huma to get one of their child traffickers out of jail after getting caught a second time at the boarder with a busload of children not orphaned and not willingly going along with her?

  4. If you desire to understand just a minute amount of what the “Rothschild’s” and their ilk/useful idiots are capable of and how they go about it I recommend the following:

    https://archive.org/stream/pdfy-9oDjbAwxq8mGPI2w/The%20Synagogue%20Of%20Satan_djvu.txt

    Many books have been written on this subject; this one breaks it down more or less chronologically; and I doubt that it covers more than 1 or 2% of what has really been going on. Millions have paid the price and are still paying for this dynasties existence.

  5. Anybody for a real Asia Co-prosperity Sphere with Japan a member, not the master. Finally east Asia many get some control its fate and destiny after many centuries of mayhem created by outside interference especially by the Western powers.

  6. American greenhorn perspective is shortsighted. In old culture, twig may dispute root, yet trunk has final say.

    Global banking and prostitution go hand in hand. Export of Hollywood feminism is dealt with like mad dog.

    Samuel warned against Asherah worship. That is Old Testament. Flying mountains are planets.

        1. Twig becomes root through FREE FALL. That is Odin the apple, in death and resurrection in Avalon (apple isle). Greenhorn is a necessary part of cycle. It draws sword from stone. Trees live forever. Therefore Christ is Green Man. A tree.

  7. What is going on in Iran?

    “In the back of my mind, I still cannot forget Iran and North Korea are the only nations without a Rothschild-controlled Central Bank ”

    I see this claim of Rothschild control, but I’ve never seen evidence to support–even if the particular central bank is private (like the Federal Reserve in the USA).

    I evidence that Central Banks do major favors for the member (favored) banks.

    Now correct in 1990, or there abouts, Rothschild, the bank not some central bank, did bail out Donald Trump’s company–so that bank is certainly connected to levers of power. In this case in the person of Wilbur Ross, who worked for Rothschild at the time, and is of course now in Trump’s cabinet.

    1. Abraham was Mesopotamian, yet no king, and still he held such power.

      Rottenchild wants that total power, the ring power to appoint kings.

      Satan can buy thrones, not create them.

      1. anakephalaiosis

        “Rottenchild wants that total power, the ring power to appoint kings.”

        But that doesn’t support the Rothschilds control central banks claim. I guess it’s sort of akin to my point about Ross and Trump.

        “Satan can buy thrones, not create them.”

        And of course you go there.

        1. Rottenchild, through Schiff and Warburg, financed Trotsky and Lenin. Stolen Tsar gold was melted in Sweden by Aschberg. Scandinavian monarchs, who are Rottenchild stooges, got piece of pie. Grandfather of first Glücksburg on Danish throne (1863) financed Rottenchild speculation on outcome of Waterloo battle. This is public knowledge.

          Rottenchild has a track record. History speaks for itself. Rottenchild says, that he “cares not who makes the laws, as long as he controls the money”. Masonic bureaucrats make “hidden hand behind” possible. They have everything to loose, by not following orders. Some do good within the gangrene system, by walking slowly.

          Ring power is Druid circle. Originally, that was clearing space in tribal truce, to reduce blood feud. Satan cannot create such instrument, because it is based on good faith. Honor is cultural construction, derived from Druid circle. Honor is no natural beast.

  8. (The Fukushima disaster was not earthquake-caused. The four reactors made it through the earthquake just fine. The four reactors made it through the subsequent tsunami just fine. What was not planned-for was the insertion of a StuxNet clone into the reactors’ control system, which kept the reactors running at full output via StuxNet with a StuxNet-crippled cooling system. Then, when Reactor 3 proved so good that it could not be destroyed in that manner, ‘nuke-capable’ security cameras were detonated under Reactors 3 & 4.

    The only problem for the perps was that Reactor 4 had been shut down, reactor lid taken off, and defueled for scheduled maintenance. There was no way Reactor 4 could have overpressured, let alone exploded. For those not totally asleep, Reactor 4 is the World Trade Center “Building 9” of that facility…)
    http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/fukureport1b.pdf

    On Far East Asia, my take is that the various nations are looking at Trump’s antics, thinking WTF, and circling the wagons together. In that destabilizing climate, Russia and China look like safer bets – especially given the state of the Western (primarily American) debt structure. (If there is any Trump collusion with Russia, I wonder if Trump & Putin are playing bad cop / good cop with the world…)

    In the back of my mind, I still cannot forget Iran and North Korea are the only nations without a Rothschild-controlled Central Bank – Russia included. (China is a weird ‘hybrid’ bank.) There is a fair chance that all this maneuvering is simply to get a Rothschild-controlled Central Bank into these last two nations. Then, Mission Accomplished: planetary control…

    1. goshawks:

      I’ve seen anything like solid evidence to support the claim that the Rothschilds control most/all central banks.

      I’ve seen guesses. And I’ve seen wishes.

      Central banks, not always private, have members they do big favors for–Rothschild would be on that member list in some cases.

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