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THE QUADRUPLE ENTENTE: INDIA, JAPAN, AND HIGH SPEED RAIL

You may recall that last year I wrote about what I called the "Quadruple Entente," an emerging "informal understanding" among the Asian powers that "China is the problem." I certainly was not the only one noticing this phenomenon, as others wrote about what they were calling "The Quad," an association of Asian powers that by their reckoning amounted to the USA, Japan, India, and Australia. True enough, that has been happening, but my "Quadruple Entente" idea is a bit different, for I'm including Russia as the fourth major power, notwithstanding its quasi-formal alliance with China. My reasons for including Russia are simple geopolitics and economics, plus a bit of "tea leaf reading" from events in recent years. Firstly, the round of negotiations initiated between Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, which tabled outstanding "sore" issues like the Kurile islands to ink some trade deals. From a geopolitical standpoint, both Russia and Japan had a lot to gain. Russia has energy close to hand to Japan via trade routes that do not run through the South China Sea. Japan has the technological and economic/financial infrastructure that Russia needs to counter-balance too much dependency on China.

There were other tip-offs that Russia was and is not as securely in the Chinese camp as the propatainment media likes to suggest. Japan, for example, was invited by Russia to run trial freight over the Trans-Siberian railway. At the time, my thought was (and still is) that Japan was being invited to examine track bed conditions of the Trans-Siberian, with a view to determine what it would take to convert to high-speed rail. Other signals included the sudden cancellation of the Russian S400 missile defense system to China in the wake of the Chinese-Indian border clash, and a similar sale to India that Russia allowed to go through. In short, Russia is the "hidden" fourth player in the Quadruple entente, for its interests align in a peculiar way with Japan, making Japan the lynchpin in the emerging geopolitical bloc.

With that as a little background, M.D. spotted and shared this article:

Japan plans to start bullet train services in 5 more Indian cities

As the article notes, India's deals with Japan to gain high speed rail and technology from Japan date back to 2017, and initiatives undertaken by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mohdi and then-Japanese premier Shinzo Abe. The real question here is how this fits with the emergence of "the Quad," either in its popular version, or my "Quadruple Entente" version, with Russia in the mix. Here of course, I'm indulging in my high octane speculation once again, but to what I hope is a purpose. By bringing high speed rail to India, Japan is, in effect, making a very public statement that it is willing to export the technology that transformed post-war Japan, and let it be noted carefully that this is a first, both for Asia, and Japan. It's a message, and a very powerful one, that Japan is sending: China has direct competition on the world stage for high speed rail with Japan,and there's a bomus: Japan isn't Communist. The only other country with a similar technology is France with its TGV, and so far, France has kept it to itself. So the question is, who has a vested interest in developing high speed rail in the region?

Answer: Russia. Mr. Putin some years ago indicated one of his government's plans is to build out Siberian infrastructure, including trunk lines along the Trans-Siberian to support the expansion of Russian agriculture and industry in the region. Russia has also announced plans for an Arctic version of the Trans-Siberian, a monumental and enormous engineering undertaking. The goal is to build out high speed rail, not just for passengers, but for freight, and that will require a heavy investment in the technology. It's one thing to move people around at 200+ miles per hour by train, and quite another to move hundreds of tons of freight.  And Japan has the technology and capital to do it.

So a little high octane speculation and prediction: watch for Russia and Japan to launch a joint venture to do just that, develop high speed freight rail... or maybe France and Russia, or maybe all three...

... China not invited.

See you on the flip side...

 

20 thoughts on “THE QUADRUPLE ENTENTE: INDIA, JAPAN, AND HIGH SPEED RAIL”

  1. The puppet masters are at it again trying to turn Eastasia into a shooting gallery. Like they have done for centuries since the fall of the Roman Empire to Western Europe-Asia-North Africa. And the Americas with their useful idiot the CSA-Confederate States of America who serves their masters the Kannnanites better known under their Greek name the Phonecians or as the Romans called them Punics.

  2. I would tend to see Japan as more going-it-alone with Russia, rather than a “Quadruple Entente” idea. Sure, Japan will not burn any bridges it does not have-to. However, the Japanese people – and especially their leaders – have a memory…

    Harken back to the Fukushima betrayal:
    http://82.221.129.208/fukureport1b.pdf
    Whomever DID Fukushima committed an outrageous act-of-war against Japan – and there are two ‘suspects’ in accomplishing this endeavor.

    Given the above: If I were Japanese, I would make every effort to cozy-up to other major powers (including the high-speed rail deal) – both for self-protection and for long-term revenge…

  3. Robert Barricklow

    Before reading I’m really struck cold by the lack of courage of those[not ours] representatives in power.
    The trust placed in them is going, going, gone. The trust in? U-name-it; is slipping across all inst1tutions.
    The Chris Hedges quote of yesteryear is,
    and has been our present future,
    and it’s tense:
    We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, press destroys information, religions destroy morals, and our banks destroy the economy.
    [To today’s blog …]
    China is The problem?
    World government is THE problem.
    Perhaps it is one world system;
    [under China’s thumb]
    many spineless nation states?
    I might be getting ahead of the power curve.
    Backing up. China is fighting to be the tip of the World Governance 2B power structure. Those quad, now a fiver, nations are trying to stop the Dragons assent.
    Ministry of Truth’s Propotainment division,
    is a easy tea leaf: whatever “they” ink, is a reverse projection[a carnival funny mirror].
    The problem is, no matter who gains the leadership of this tyrannical technocratic world governance structure; its citizens all are, in-point-of-fact: political prisoners.
    [an old classic Wizard of Id comic].
    Now Russia is a key piece in any geopolitical power play. In that they stepped on the U.S. pharma’s vaccine; they stepped on China’s high-speed rail; but are they on the World Government side, a player for world communism?
    What I’d like to see is a resistance of nation states against a communist world government.
    But whether that world government is technocratic, communist, or fascist; or, tyrannical combinations thereof – it just don’t ****** matter; when 99% of its population are political prisoners at best; and for all practical purposes, are in fact expendable slaves.

    1. “We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, press destroys information, religions destroy morals, and our banks destroy the economy.”
      The circus snake show of the Lucifer’s occult narco banksters / Kaos Korps / and its illusion of elections & governance by the people dies hard .. Deceive, deny, delay, destroy. No bread all circus is here.

    2. The decline (decimation?) of trust covered in The Fourth Turning… though there be little hope fishies in the Age of Aquarius (hopefully not aQueer’y’Us)/ William Strauss 1997 https://www.amazon.com/Fourth-Turning-American-Prophecy-Rendezvous/dp/0767900464
      One wonders if Japan is finally considering the ‘evacuate Tokyo’ possibility sometime after releasing a million tons of temporary Fukushima shower waste and having to rinse and repeat forever. Then again if they go with covid vaccinations and all almost the women are infertile (as ‘parenthod planned’), they could always blame it on Fukushima to as not to cause panic (used to it by now, no problem, save face) or recognition of the globalist takeover and leadership betrayals. In Children of Men times, it does not matter what color her skin is as long as she can have pups.(puppet pups).

  4. This might cause a few globalists to pitch a few animated and apoplectic hissy fits, but I would welcome this move. It’s time Russia and Japan redressed old wounds and opened up beneficial dialogue. If we could remove these globalists from our pinnacles of power and place a few seasoned, reasonable men much evil might be avoided. If we’re not careful, finding these seasoned, reasonable men in the West may be nearly impossible.

    (Yes, I used a few stacked metaphors with nearly identical meanings, but please excuse. Absurd behavior deserves extreme literary scorn and derision. I’m in a charitable mood.)

    1. Banking dynasties control and manipulate all sides despite the resistance they get from all these different countries. They play these countries off against each other and control which alliances they have, to keep them all in check. At least that is my suspicion. Now the most powerful dynasties seem to have a mutual hidden agenda and goal to all their shenanigans. The final moves to achieve their true objective I suspect will be their downfall. Until then they appear unstoppable.

      1. If you live in the US, the sleeping giant is fully awake now thanks to this plandemic and pseudo election. If my suspicions are right about the dynasties then they may have no choice now but to throw the US under the war bus. And I suspect they don’t intend for us to win this time. Like many dynasty controlled GOP senators and congressmen our allies will likely stand down and not come to our aid.

        1. Robert Barricklow

          The U.S. lost the Vietnam war.
          The corporations made out like bandits/mission accomplished.
          The under four[grunts on the ground fighting] against the over four[officers and NCO’s in over 4 years] war w/in the military – that’s the unpublished fight that brought an end to the war.
          Now the people on the ground all over the world; need to take-out those globalist officers; at any opportunity, at any given time, and the NWO will be in the dustbin of history.

      2. Both India & Japan are in a designated economic ‘zone’ as identified by globalists so probably not much resistance to their doing transportation business on similar formats. Globalists do seem to be exploiting rail benefits as both Warren Buffet & Bill Gates have investment interests. Interesting that Musk’s Tesla ‘income accounting’ stream relates to some kind of financial instrument values rather than actual deliverables ..

  5. anakephalaiosis

    Theatrical story plot:

    High speed waterway, between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, upset the applecart. High money priest could not see the profit in free water.

    In the end, Romans grew tired of the backstabbing Zygons, and abandoned the plan for Roman baths, in a prosperous region, and leveled the rubble. Since then, revolutionary Zygons have been weeping waterways up the wall.

    Zygons invented communism, to sabotage the waterways, because the thought of soap, bath and cleanliness is an insult to their smelly odor. Flies prefer to live in cow pies.

    Zygons caused regime change in Russia, to steal the Tsar’s gold.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/jeqwyztt2vbxwrf/doctor-whoops-a-daisy.jpg

  6. High speed freight rail and open water ports tend to go together. Will there be Arctic seaports in the offing, too? Mapping the territory, surveying routes, and deploying resources and personnel requires a large investment and the folks in Japan do know quite a bit about timely and reliable trains as well as how to develop the landscape to accommodate the train for a multitude of capital programs that support a busy population without the need for traffic jams on roadways. Been there. Seen it firsthand. The Japanese are still at it with upgrades and have had to deal with moving terrain due to volcanism. Moving land, highlands, and mountains are no stranger, either, to Japanese engineers and developers.

    1. Japan has expertise in undersea tunnels as well, with the same “moving terrain” problems.

      1. The Japanese can be proud of their early achievements in rail development under ground and undersea like that Seikan railway connecting Honshu & Hokkaido Islands. It comes down to costs between freight by rail and freight by air as well as costs for passenger carriers of each method.

        Crossing Korea Strait by tunnel has been under discussion, on and off, for nearly a century. Costs and demand, again, play a major role in breaking ground on the proposed tunnels from Kyushu Island through two more islands in the strait to the Korean Peninsula. Still an ambitious plan under consideration.

    2. Katherine Szabo

      Last year there was talk about Russia burning their northern forested areas to melt the Artic ice. This would allow them to open shipping routes and develop more sea ports in the area. Wondering if there is any truth in this.

      1. Surely they have more effective means… That just sounds nuts to me. The Russians are far too intelligent to do this for that reason.

        1. Agreed.
          The UK and EU that are burning up our old growth forests in the SE US for electricity production.

          -snip-

          Strong Restrictions on Forest Biomass are Needed to help protect the South’s natural resources, SELC is calling for:

          An end to UK and EU subsidies for this high carbon electric power source, including

          Restrictions on the use of whole trees and the conversion of native forests into energy crops;
          keeping national forests off-limits to biomass extraction, especially in the ecologically rich Southern Appalachians; and
          protection of old growth forests, streams and wetlands, wildlife habitat, and other natural treasures.

          Biomass for power generation should be limited to:

          Wood waste, such as sawdust and other residue from lumber milling, and clean construction debris;
          Energy crops, such as switchgrass, grown on previously fallow land.

          -snip-

          https://www.southernenvironment.org/cases-and-projects/biomass-energy-in-the-south

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