NAM 2.0 drive – of which China is a key player – stands in stark opposition to how the Empire of Chaos – and Lies – wove its toxic net, via the war on terror, since the start of the millennium.
By Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and widely cross-posted
Those were the days, in 1955, at the legendary Bandung conference in Indonesia, when the newly emancipated Global South started dreaming of building a new world, via what became configured later in 1961 in Belgrade as the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
The Empire of Chaos – and Lies – would never allow a starring role for NAM. So it played dirty: everything from hardcore subversion and bribing to military coups and proto-color revolutions.
Yet now, the Spirit of Bandung lives again, via a sort of NAM 2.0 on steroids: a Newly Aligned Movement, with the leaders of Eurasian integration at the vanguard.
We just had a taste of which way the geopolitical wind is blowing at the gathering of a new power troika in Tehran. Unlike Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill in 1943, Putin, Raisi and Erdogan did not meet to carve up the world. They met essentially to discuss how another world is possible – through bilaterals, trilaterals, multilaterals and an enhanced role for an array of relatively new geopolitical and geoeconomic institutions.
Russia – and China – have been on the forefront of all recent key decisions. Their diplomacy has brought Iran to join the SCO as a full member. Their pull is attracting key Global South players to join BRICS+. Russia has all but convinced Turkey to join BRICS+, the SCO and the EAEU, and facilitated the re-approximation of Tehran and Ankara as well as Tehran and Riyadh. Russia has largely influenced the remake/remodel process across West Asia.
This NAM 2.0 drive – of which China is a key player – stands in stark opposition to how the Empire of Chaos – and Lies – wove its toxic net, via the war on terror, since the start of the millennium. The Empire tried to subdue what it described as MENA (Middle East-Northern Africa) on the basis of two invasions/occupations (Afghanistan-Iraq); a total devastation (Libya); and a protracted proxy war (Syria). All eventually failed.
And that brings us to the stunning contrast between these two foreign policy approaches, graphically illustrated by the spectacular failure of the teleprompter-reading “leader of the free world” in his visit to Jeddah – he was not even allowed to go to Riyadh – compared to Putin’s performance in Tehran.
Not only we are witnessing the lineaments of a Russia/Iran/Turkey informal alliance; we are witnessing the alliance reading a soft riot act to the Empire: leave Syria, before you suffer yet another humiliation. And with a Kurd-directed corollary: keep away from the Americans and recognize the authority of Damascus before it’s too late.
Ankara could never admit it in public, but the fact is Sultan Erdogan – as much against US troops in Syria as Putin and Raisi – even seems to have swiftly calibrated his previous designs on Syrian sovereign territory.
The much-debated Turkish military operation in northern Syria in the end may be restricted to taming the YPG Kurds. The heart of the action will in fact revolve around how the Russia/Iran/Turkey/Syria alliance will make like impossible for Americans stealing Syrian oil.
As Russia is now on “take no prisoners” mode when facing the collective West – the mantra in every intervention by Putin, Lavrov, Medvedev, Patrushev – and on top of it firmly aligned with China and Iran, it’s inevitable that every other player across West Asia and beyond is giving undivided attention to the new game in town.
Go Caspian, Young Man
Interconnecting West Asia and Central Asia, the Caspian Sea has finally reached the geopolitical and geoeconomic limelight – complete with the groundbreaking consensus reached by the five littoral states at the Caspian Summit in late June to officially ban NATO from these waters.
Moreover, the leadership in Tehran in no time realized how the Caspian is the perfect, cost-conscious corridor from Iran to the heart of Russia along the Volga.
So it’s no wonder that Putin himself, in Tehran, proposed the construction of a key stretch of highway on the St Petersburg-Persian Gulf route, much to the delight of the Iranians. Cue to the nostalgic Great Game crowd in that former “rule the waves” island getting serial heart attacks: they could never imagine the Russian “empire” finally having full access to the warm waters of the Persian Gulf.
So we’re back to the absolutely crucial re-engineering of the International North South Transportation Corridor (INTSC) – which will play for Russia and Iran a parallel role the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) plays for China. In both cases, it’s all about multimodal Eurasia-wide trade and development corridors immune from interference by the imperial Navy.
And here we see the renewed importance of the hyper-strategic liberation of Mariupol and Kherson by the Russian and DPR forces. The Sea of Azov is now configured as a de facto Russian lake – and the same will eventually happen to what is bound to remain of the (currently Ukrainian) Black Sea coast, Odessa included.
So we have the ultra-strategic Caspian-Black Sea maritime corridor – via the Volga-Don canal – seamlessly connected to the Black Sea-Mediterranean, and up north, all the way to the Baltic and the fast developing Atlantic-Pacific connector, the Northern Sea Route. Call it the Russian Heartland Water Roads.
The NATO/Five Eyes/Intermarium combo has absolutely nothing to counteract these (overland) facts on the (Heartland) ground except to throw a pile of HIMARS into the Ukrainian black hole. And of course, keep de-industrializing Europe. In contrast, those across the Global South with a keen sense of history – as in the grand debate of ideas in a Hegelian sense – and also versed in geography and trade relations are busy getting ready to hit (and profit from) the new groove.
Have strategic ambiguity, will travel
As much as it’s a blast to survey all the instances of Russia playing strategic ambiguity to levels capable of baffling the entire, bloated “Western intel” apparatus, what is coming to the forefront is how Putin – and Patrushev – are now willfully turning up the pain dial to tactically exhaust not only the Ukrainian black hole but the whole of NATOstan.
Western governments are collapsing. Sanctions are being ditched – practically in secret. A Deep Freeze winter is a given. And then there’s the incoming economic/financial crisis, the Definitive Monster from Hell, as Martin Armstrong has made it quite clear: “There is no way they can get out of this other than default. If they default, they are worried about millions of people storming the parliaments of Europe…This is really a tremendous financial crisis that we are facing. They have been borrowing year after year since WWII with zero intention of paying anything back.”
Meanwhile, Moscow may be revving up the turbines to launch – this coming Fall? In the middle of Winter? Next Spring? – a multi-spectrum Mother of All Offensives, capitalizing on a rolling series of interconnected strategies that have already rendered dazed and confused every NATOstan “analyst” in sight.
That would explain Putin looking like he’s cheerfully whistling JJ Cale’s Call Me the Breeze in most of his public appearances. In his crucial intervention at the Strong Ideas for a New Time forum, he enthusiastically promoted the advent of “truly revolutionary” and “enormous” changes that would lead to the creation of a new, “harmonious, fairer and more community-focused and safe” world order.
Yet that’s not for everyone: “only truly sovereign states can ensure high growth dynamics.” What that implies is that the unipolar world order, followed by states in the collective West which are hardly sovereign, is condemned to fail, as it’s “becoming a brake on the development of our civilization.”
Only a self-confident sovereign who does not expect anything constructive from the collective West can get away with describing it as “racist and neo-colonial”, bearing an ideology that “is becoming increasingly more like totalitarianism.” In the old NAM days these words would be met with an assassination.
So will the “rules-based international order” be preserved? Not a chance, argues Putin: the changes are “irreversible.” For those about to rock, NAM 2.0 salutes you.
Pepe I Salute You.
Seeing the world is close to the downward slope on the peak oil plateau, if I am correct about this, do you think this is one of the reasons for this war.
The US feels the need the need for Greed.
“Western governments are collapsing.”
European and American politicians love to
destroy their countries to please Zio-Nazis,
whether Zio-Nazis from Ukraine or Apartheid Israhell.
Hi, Doug. All-time Judeo-Suprematists are in the City of London, the belly from where all evils generate since the defeat of Napoleon.
Actually well before Napoleon.
Since Oliver Cromwell let you know who back into England circa 1650
The Judeo-Protestant/Masonic Empire of Usury
To enlighten you, we strongly recommend Professor Veghi’s article at http://www.philosophicalsalon.com. The title starts with “Pause for Thought…..” He succinctly explains how the US Financial Hegemony is beginning to struggle and how this is impacting Western Europe, and other pro-US nations. It’s not a lengthy piece, and quite reader for interested readers.
The peak oil plateau exists unfortunately only in your mind. I suggest you read about Russian deep Drill Oil technology to get yourself up to date.
“In the old NAM days these words would be met with an assassination.”
Have no doubt, that is the prime directive of current western intel services.
Putin’s safety is paramount.
Who ever comes after Putin will be much more hawkish.
Makes NO DIFFERENCE who comes next. This is already Put2, Decision making/speeches seem well anchored from the top brains. Put1 went to Geneva a few years ago for the alleged birth of a daughter. 2 weeks later Put2 came back with a new round face, no more a prominent chin, diff eyes, a new non-Judo belly, with more hair and the loss of his old German & Judo skills.. & wife. Old video of Put1 with late Fr. Prez. Chirac, a different guy. Put’s Ghost locals say. Maybe CIA-ed and double now in.
Why do you guys allow this type of BS comments to go through moderation? 👆
What used to be called Yugoslavia was one of the founders of the Bandung Conference. It’s amazing how world events, since the disappearance of the USSR, has been “birth pangs”, borrowing the infamous phrase from former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice when she used it in relation to the Middle East.
The Iranians are singing the Elvis classic –
The old town looks the same
As I stepped down from the train
And there to meet me
Was Vlad Putin & Sergei Lavrov . .
Yes they’d all come to meet me . . .
Tom Jones got the hit, number one with a bullet – “Green, Green Grass of Home”, written by Claude “Curly” Putman Jr., and first recorded by singer Johnny Darrell in 1965, is a country song made popular by Porter Wagoner the same year, when it reached No. 4 on the Country chart. It was also recorded by Bobby Bare and by Jerry Lee Lewis, who included it in his album Country Songs for City Folks (later re-issued as All Country). Tom Jones learned the song from Lewis’ version and, in 1966, he had a worldwide No.1 hit with it.
1975: Elvis Presley on the album Today
You mean Tom Jones
Tom Jones classic
It is about a man being hanged
Exile on main street, All along the watchtower, For those about rock, dentre outras…. Adoro suas referências musicais. Tenho lido todos seus posts ultimamente. Muuuuuito bom! Bem vindo mundo multipolar! LULA 2023!!!
Exile on main street, All along the watchtower, For those about rock, among others…. I love your musical references. I’ve been reading all your posts lately. Soooo good! Welcome to multipolar world! LULA 2023!!!
Lula is a corrupt old man. Mr. Bolsonaro is the multopolar lider for the whole hispanic america.
Hi, Roberto. Lula never defended Chaves nor Morales. I do not think he is compromised but surely a timid leftist leader: Never ready “to show the way” as the Brasilian situation demands.
I suppose you know the way to the Brazilian situation and Lula doesn’t. Without the Lula government’s foreign policy initiative, the BRICS wouldn’t even exist… But as I said, I suppose you know what you’re talking about.
They always stood together. Evo avoids as much as he can to deliver the bolivian Lithiun industry to Musk. Lula wants Petrobras national, not privatized. And Chaves dreams about importing venezuelan oil without passing through US’s refinaries in the caribean islands.
The same neoliberal stockholders that grabs EU and US politicians by the balls are the ones that finance what you call latin America Right wing.
I’ve noticed misconceptions among Saker’s and Sonar21’s readders lately. They seem to dare comparing the Woke neocons with Leftists. I may ask’em:
Was Lenin a transgender? Did the Jacobines support Black Lives Matter? Was Stalin a pro- green economy?
The political polirazation, nowadays is not Left-right, but Pro-sovoreign vs Neoliberal, my dear coldwar dinossaurs
I think he would be different this time. World has changed some since he was last president. Bolsonaro is a zio lover, and went all in on the anti-Iranian harrassment as ordered by Donald Dump. I remember how he refused to sell Iran fuel for a ship that just delivered urea to Brazil back in 2019.
Whatever he is today, he did a lot of good for Brazil when he was a President. Todos Brasileiros estao admitindo disso, respeito!
You could spare us so much ignorance and stupidity
“Lula is a corrupt old man”.
The most well-paid, bankrupt and ideologically anti-LULA justice system in the whole world, the brazilian one (bought by the very same US deep-state that financed arab springs and coloured revolutions) had spent the last 10 years trying to proove that. They failed. Maybe, Roberto, you can provide us some evidence….
“Mr. Bolsonaro is the multopolar lider for the whole hispanic america.”
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My appologies to the sake, i’ll be polite.
Mr. Roberto, Bolsonaro1s Economy minstry, is an icon fo neoliberal chicago school´s of economy. All they want is sell cheap as a banana, the Brazilian national industries: EMBRAER, PETROBRAS, etc.Who’s gonna buy them: stockholders from Wallstreet. Is this multipolar policy?
I am OK with Bolosnaro. Lula is all talk and close to woke.
It’s interesting how the writer put the words “Heartland” between paranthesis. Mackinder comes to mind with his theory. It seems he was ahead of his time. This was early 20th century. IPepe Escobar knows his world history very very well. ;-)
Not sure on what Martin Armstrong is basing his forecast for western economic collapse, but one factor has to be the coming credit default swap debacle. This link to a Bloomberg article is the trickle indicator of the coming dam failure: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/us-treasury-gives-blessing-for-swaps-auction-on-russian-bonds-1.1795659
The ISDA’s Credit Determination Committee – a strictly private, TBTF club of the USUK financial giants is “allowing” payments for CDS on the first tranche of Russia’ ‘default’ on an interest payment of about $1.9M. That’s a couple of snowflakes on the top of the iceberg. The ‘default’ is due to USUK sanctions on Russian securities – and, effectively – on Russian money. The US Treasury Dept. has approved payments, whose role is due to the sanctions in place. If the western financial powers do not force changes to the related sanctions regime, the CDS payments will proliferate. And that will call into question the whole house of cards, which is – some reports say – above $23 trillion – because the CDS are ‘insured’ by more CDS – almost ad infinitum in a practical sense.
In the menu you will find the Socrates link, it explains and if you can afford or want to you can buy access to his reports.
I would also reconmend the documentary movie about him “The Forecaster”, it is not very well known in the us of a simply because it tells a true story. It is available for rent on vimeo, sadly there are no free streams afaik 🤷♂️
I watched the movie on tv the year it came out and have followed him ever since.
So, what does one do to protect oneself?
Pray, learn how to hunt, gather and conserve food.
Learn something useful, first aid, how to make a Charcoal pile etc etc.
Get out of big cities and away from military targets if you live in one of the “expendable” vassal states, pray.
How to get to another country if live US?
iearlgrey just posted a “how to move to Russia” in his Telegram account.
You can freely travel to Norway and most other countries, the job market is not exactly good anywhere, i suppose ur education matter unless ur wealthy and can just move..
Norway north of the polar circle near the Russian border is relatively safe, food access is Great even if shtf anywhere at the coast if you know how to fish with a rod, net or traps, shells, snails, seaweed for iodine, birds, deer etc..
Salt is free if you can boil water and a resource for preservation.
I would not like to live in the imperial homeland now, you have my sincere sympathy as do all you other guys and gals over there.
In my case i just had to find the courage to say goodbye to close fam when i moved, now they will just sigh the day i disappear into the world again.
This time i am not coming back tho, i can not fight my call from God much longer and i am arranging things now as we speak.
The nearest monastary is a days travel so TTT (Ting Tar Tid – stuff takes time), but i travel there.
Thank you so very much for the name. I will check it out. I want out of nato, and eu. So Norway no good 4me. But now I am worried about you, “disappear into the world”? I don’t understand. You say that you have family. I have none. I am confused. Can I help you in any way? I can send you my handle at protonmail. We can talk?
To Per again
I did not hear back from you yet but I will keep watching. I hope you are ok. I wish I could offer some help 2u.
See Stefan verstappen at chinastragedies.com
He is a true expert on survival skills.
Thx Gerry. Will ck it out
It takes a few years of planning to leave the US.
There are plenty of websites and YouTube channels describing the how tos. They are all selling advice, but it’s possible to glean good Information from them without paying.
One useful YT channel Full of tips is Nomad Capitalist.
Vote with your feet.
Am incredibly grateful for your guidance. I will check out all of your suggestions. Sadly, I dont think a UScit has a window of 2-3y.
They have set fire to ~80 food processing & storage facilities in the last couple of years (see Joachim’s articles at jamesfetzer.org); they are destroying animals used for meat to push people to insects for proteins; they have bought up a significant amount of farmland in US (see globalresearch.ca) to use for exclusively gmo crops; they have engineered leafy veggies to grow in little soil on a chemical treated pad and without the use of sunlight (see vid at Aerofarms); they are still pushing their poisonous injections down to age 6mo (see articles by doctors Fleming, Malone, Cole, McLaughlin, etc). They have even engineered mosquitos, which can carry toxins. They are engineering a depopulation by starvation and poisons — and, of course, war. And, perhaps worst of all, they are going forth with their digital control of people by QR code, whereby they will control your bank account as a means of both controlling your mobility (your own car, plane tickets, etc) and food supply. Your money as CBDCs can be programed to work only for certain foods or things.
I don’t see a way out other than to leave US and get cit in a country that is more moral. But with no contacts, no knowledge of the language or culture, no way to open a bank account, well, it’s all so seemingly impossible to circumvent. Yet, to just give in to all this evil is wrong. So hopeless.
“Pray? Why not masturbate? At least you have a little something to show for your efforts afterwards.” – George Carlin
what ever works for you milomilo 🤷♂️
I think your comment was inappropriate in this context. It may have been funny to some in the context of a george carlin performance. But not here and not in face of the dire events unfolding. So i apologize to the community for you and hope that you have learned something by my reply to you.
If you think of prayer as a request, that is one kind of meaning to it or usage. But it can be used as a kind of meditation and function very effectively in that capacity. So, building on the basic fact that language is inherently vague and capable of multiple interpretations, one can choose to withhold judgment until all the facts are learned, unless, of course, someone is being just plain evil. So, you might think about these points. If you do, it may broaden your perspective. And that is a good skill to develop.
Experiencing answered prayer is wow just wow. However, prayer alone isn’t going to cut it for sure. He is not going to do for you what you can do for yourself. That is why paying attention to the parable of the 10 virgins is incredibly important. 5 were foolish and five were wise meaning 5 were prepared economically to go the distance while the other five decided to well in todays language get drunk and live as if todays your last! That’s called faithlessness. Not good.
As for Georgie boy he mocked someone who will return such a favour. We will all find ourselves alone with Him and watch with him all that is said and done and then what? Watch a nail scared hand motion with his hand remove this from my sight!
Hope it helps
@ Soleii, Per/Norway and Pepe,
One could try Luke 16:9!!!
Eh, Pepe can I buy you LUNCH hint, hint???/!!!!!!
“As I see it, the only pleasure of living is that every joke should be made, every thought expressed, every line of investigation, irrespective of its direction, pursued to the uttermost limits that human ingenuity, courage and understanding can take it. The moment that limits are set… then the flavor is gone.”
― Malcolm Muggeridge
Learn to enjoy
– eating the fruits (leafy green veggies) of your own labors
– harvest your own rainwater &
– generate your own power
In the very least, you & your loved ones will survive.
This winter, particularly in Europe, its going to get very, very nasty.
And if in the US, if you see the Democrats grant voting rights to immigrants coming over the southern border, expect a civil war / revolution & states’ secession (led by Texas) by November.
Mitch McConnell’s state of Kentucky – for every federal tax dollar paid, they receive eight dollars in federal aid.
California – for every eight dollars paid to the federal goobermint, they receive one dollar. On its own it’s either the 3rd or 5th richest 3rd world country in the world. Looking forward to the breakup. We don’t need the rest of the country.
I’m sorry, you can not call California, or any other State in the Union….the richest. In point of fact, every State in the US is not only “flat broke” but millions/billions in Debt.
What you’re really saying is, there are many multi-billionaires in California that have made massive profits in that State.
Fake advice. Leafy green veges? Spinach and kale are very high in oxalic acid that blocks absorption of minerals, especially calcium. Oxalic acid inflames kidneys and develops kidney stones. Any veg even slightly heated, say with a stir fry, loses 90% of the B vitamins, A 5 minute boil destroys 50% of the bio-nutrients, longer destroys all. Overcooked, say on a barbie, develops acrymalides that trigger gut cancer. Why not EGGS, eh?
Egg yolks PREVENT arteries clogging up and are super foods. Artery inflammation is caused by insufficient anti-oxidants in the diet. This inflammation, shown by a high LDL ‘marker’ reading, and leads to calcification. 2 egg yolks daily have sufficient anti-oxidants, selenium, l-cysteine,, l-tyrosene, etc. amino acids and vitamins to STOP inflammation in arteries, and thus prevent calcification from this cause.
Eggs are high in vitamin K2 that directs calcium into hard tissues, bones, and away from soft tissues, arteries; are high in the phosphotidyls, serine and choline both essential for the nervous system and the development of young brains and maintenance of older ones! 2 or more egg yolks at breakfast stabilize blood sugars through the day, preventing the after lunch and dinner ‘lows’.
Idiotic, outdated advice, based on a failed 1953 Framingham, MA cholesterol study, advises 2 yolks a week. As docs are not educated in Optimal Health in their few hours of nutrition in med school, they have NO CLUE, only being taught their total baloney Health Eating advice. My son got a full 40 minutes of disinfo in the Vienna Med. U.
I eat 2 raw yolks daily, gently mixed into a smoothie or say yoghurt, the shells well washed, whited later cooked.. and up to say 10 yolks on some days!
At 85, I’m med-free and scan-confirmed with clean arteries.
To Thomas Turk
Impressive. Thank you for a great and helpful post. My worry is that if you are not eating eggs from your own chickens, the flock that laid those eggs will soon ( if not already) be treated with all kinds of gmo poisons in their feed. Please take a look at what they are doing to our salad material at Aerofarms.
Can you clarify why you wash the shells of the eggs? Did not understand the point on that. Thx.
Pop quiz, are you reading an article from Pepe Escobar or listening to a rock song that gets the endorphins kicking and the heart pumping?
It’s really hard to tell the difference.
Everything this man writes evokes at least one epic guitar solo.
Realmente, o Pepe Escobar é um espadachim da caneta.
Além de um imenso arcabouço de conhecimento, sua capacidade de esgrimar com as palavras é simplesmente sensacional
Really, Pepe Escobar is a swordsman of the pen.
In addition to an immense framework of knowledge, his ability to swordplay with words is simply sensational
“So it’s no wonder that Putin himself, in Tehran, proposed the construction of a key stretch of highway on the St Petersburg-Persian Gulf route, much to the delight of the Iranians. Cue to the nostalgic Great Game crowd in that former “rule the waves” island getting serial heart attacks: they could never imagine the Russian “empire” finally having full access to the warm waters of the Persian Gulf.”
Looking at a Globe, it’s direct from St. Petersburg to the Persian Gulf. Another land route would have to go through Turkey or through Baku (which looks nice on the globe as it would just curve a little at the end to reach Tehran). Thinking of why if didn’t happen before (this closer integration), what’s different now? These leaders are more pragmatic. It’s thanks to them, I think.
It must be political, as the US was initially delivering their lend-lease trucks to Russia from Iran in 1942 or so,
driving them there. So a road must have existed since that time at least.
This monumental transformation of the world order does not happen smoothly or free from upheaval. Assuming a nuclear exchange is avoided, a tremendous effort will be required to force the Western power bloc out of Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Syria, and then the Asian Pacific. It is likely the West’s slow collapse also will be punctuated by outbursts of extreme violence in other places such as East Asia, Africa, and South America, attempting to seize resources from ‘non-aligned’ countries and to block BRI and other cooperative initiatives. Many of us in the West hope this new world order spearheaded by Russia and China eventually will provide relief from the monsters that are impoverishing the majority of our own and exploiting the rest of the world’s people. Then maybe the healing can begin with internal acceptance of limitations and reordering of priorities away from military and economic supremacy. It can’t come soon enough.
Fortunately, we can confidently state that the vast majority of people in the West don’t share the same level of warmongering course of action being broadcasted these days by their Zionist-controlled ruling elites. To say 98 percent is an underestimation. No matter how brainwashed they have become, people in the West don’t see Russians, Chinese or Iranians as their mortal enemies. Therefore, the elite will have zero chance of recruiting millions of diehard soldiers to wage huge crusade-type war against Eurasian Union and China combined. This conflict is about a dying Zionist-led Anglo-Saxon neoliberal banking class against everybody else. These guys are trying very hard to hold on to their wealth which has been stolen from the main coffer. They can only hire crackpots like the Ukrainian Neo-Nazi thugs in order to make troubles for Russia. They did that with Daesh, to do the same in the ME, particularly Syria. Anybody who lives in NY, Moscow, Tehran, Beijing, Paris, Rio, Mumbai….not a member of this club is a potential enemy. Certainly after the new BRICK money is introduced and used as the official trading currency for the EAEU, SCO and BRICS members, the world will witness a rapid disintegration of the current sham run by the WEF globalist criminals.
That’s why you hit them on the mainland. Crush Canada in 48 hours and pour over the borders. Mexico will only try to charge a toll to the invading vehicles. Americans will not lift a finger to save a Biden or other Demonrat or Republican. It’ll be over before it starts. 800 worldwide pirating stations can be left on their own to get home.
“Americans will not lift a finger to save a Biden or other Demonrat or Republican.”
Yes, totally true. Recruitment to the U.S. armed forces is practically dead right now.
I love Vladimir Putin, and pray for him daily. He truly is THE great leader of our time. I wish Russia nothing but health, prosperity, and blessing. But I know that as an American, I and all my dear ones are to suffer mightily in the days to come. I am grateful that I am steeped in the Bible, since it helps me accept what is coming. I know that when a nation abandons God, it will be scourged, and even those who didn’t directly/intentionally participate in the crimes will suffer along with the guilty.
On the other hand, I remember Jonah and Nineveh. If America were to repent, profoundly and on a massive scale, we might yet avoid or at least lessen the pain that is coming.
Naaa, Heartlander. We dont gotta accept their genocide and poisons. Either we leave the country (yet, already they messin with planes) or we unite and form an Opposition Front. Take the wexxine? Say NO. Accept QR Codes? Say NO. If nobody does what they order, then they gonna give in.
The people have the power to bring any corporate even Walmart to its knees. If we boycott, then they go outta biz. But the only key that exists is getting and staying united.
I like what Heartlander has to say.
“We dont gotta accept their genocide and poisons.”
Sadly most have already accepted the poisons. The genocide now following is not optional.
We’re on the precipice of disaster and it’s almost too late; no-where to run.
And for those many Putin fans here (and I’m becoming, if not a fan, then more than ever convinced that he’s the World’s last hope) what’s his/Russia’s view on vaccines, lock-downs, masks, etc? And (man-made) Climate Change?
@IG Unfortunately genocide and poisons come in very covert ways. So called “abortion rights” is one, so called “gender perspective” is the other. The last one is poisoning the minds and souls of the children and adolescents, while the other poisons the minds and souls of adults.
Agree on the poisoning of young minds. I find it amazing that all this sexualization of young children, together with “educating” them in transgender bs was stopped by desantis in FL only to grade 3.
Home schooling is now the duty of a proper parent IMO.
Excellent observations. I agree. “Sadly most have already accepted the poisons. The genocide now following is not optional.. We’re on the precipice of disaster and it’s almost too late; no-where to run.”
RE your RU questions.
My understanding is that RU had a version of wexxications that were linked 2AZ (the poison that paralyzed Eric Clapton’s hands for a period of time. Who knows what’s in store 4him in the next 5y). RU then kept refining the wexx, last count i think was sputnik5. They were forced for a time, then lifted. Same in IR: forced then lufted.
U raise a good question on his view of climate change. I wonder if he has seen the chem trails that are assisting to raise temps, destroy crops.
The best source for truth on this is:
(It might be .com).
Dane Wigington appears very knowledgeable and devoted to truth. I am going to try to contact him to post an article on saker.
@IG: It is a mixed bag; Lukashenko in Belarus comes out the best, it seems – he flatly refused the IMF poison death shot bribe. For current, unadulterated reportage from Russia, look up Edward Slavsquat on Substack. As usual, things are not clearcut black or white. There are some disturbing shades of grey.
I second your your thoughts on V Putin as a leader of great significance at this time, and also your goodwill toward Russia and its people. Very impressed with Lavrov also; his counterparts in the west do not compare, he is by far their superior.
The sagacity and capability of Russian leadership at this time does make me wonder, as I think someone else has done, whether some of the hostility displayed towards Putin and others from western “leaders” is not just because of the requirements of Russian cancellation project, but the contempt of those small men and women who must co-exist beside genuine leadership, and know deep inside that they do not measure up at all. Must knock that man off his pedestal, then I will look taller…
I only have to look as far as my own country Australia and across to New Zealand to witness the garbage that is political leadership (who maintain themselves through guile, spin and not a little bullying) and how zealously they’ve joined the putrid sewer of the anti-Russian project, when they are not fit to lead a donkey. Though they also do a lot of braying, which is perhaps the one thing they have in common.
Agree with Maskazer that the majority of people in the west don’t genuinely share the warmongering of their political and military elites, though many still are likely to be doped on the propaganda, not yet having found their way out of it. Hopefully this will change in time.
Flip, do you remember the program on ABC TV a few months before the SMO about the male choir from a provincial town in Oz that was devoted exclusively to singing Russian folk songs?
They were planning a trip to sing in Russia as they generated a lot of interest there, but were foiled by Covid.
I often think of them now, wonder how they’re faring, and hope that they are clinging to their internationalist ideals.
Steve I have not heard of this story, but it is an interesting one. I can’t watch or listen to the ABC as it gives me reflux. In sufficient quantity it is a good emetic though.
Just looked it up Flip;
“When 28 bearded blokes from the Australian coastal community of Mullumbimby came together, something amazing and frankly bizarre happened and Dustyesky was born.”
Pepe Rocks. His writing is lyrical, he should consider getting into rap. I think he would do excellent.
I don’t think standing around clutching his balls and reducing his message to “hickory, dickory dock, the mouse ran up the muthaf….ing clock would work for him.
All empires are lies, the American empire was founded with idealism and crooked money…it was the crooks who suplied that money that won the day.
The Eastern empire will be no different…the only way humanity will advance is if the majority of us stop been cowards and confront the bullies and make the personal costs to them so great that they don’t have the stomach to be tyrants anymore.
Its only then that we can get down to creating a society we all have a say in instead of pretending and uttering meaningless slogans that have no relationship to reality…like democracy and liberal societies!
“We look back on history, and what do we see? Empires rising and falling; revolutions and counter-revolutions succeeding one another; wealth accumulating and wealth dispersed; one nation dominant and then another. As Shakespeare’s King Lear puts it, “the rise and fall of great ones that ebb and flow with the moon.” In one lifetime I’ve seen my fellow countrymen ruling over a quarter of the world, and the great majority of them convinced – in the words of what is still a favorite song – that God has made them mighty and will make them mightier yet. I’ve heard a crazed Austrian announce the establishment of a German Reich that was to last for a thousand years; an Italian clown report that the calendar will begin again with his assumption of power; a murderous Georgian brigand in the Kremlin acclaimed by the intellectual elite as wiser than Solomon, more enlightened than Ashoka, more humane than Marcus Aurelius. I’ve seen America wealthier than all the rest of the world put together; and with the superiority of weaponry that would have enabled Americans, had they so wished, to outdo an Alexander or a Julius Caesar in the range and scale of conquest. All in one little lifetime – gone with the wind: England now part of an island off the coast of Europe, threatened with further dismemberment; Hitler and Mussolini seen as buffoons; Stalin a sinister name in the regime he helped to found and dominated totally for three decades; Americans haunted by fears of running out of the precious fluid that keeps their motorways roaring and the smog settling, by memories of a disastrous military campaign in Vietnam, and the windmills of Watergate. Can this really be what life is about – this worldwide soap opera going on from century to century, from era to era, as old discarded sets and props litter the earth? Surely not. Was it to provide a location for so repetitive and ribald a production as this that the universe was created and man, or homo sapiens as he likes to call himself – heaven knows why – came into existence? I can’t believe it. If this were all, then the cynics, the hedonists, and the suicides are right: the most we can hope for from life is amusement, gratification of our senses, and death. But it is not all.”
― Malcolm Muggeridge
Ah, time for another song!!!! https://youtu.be/wcDgUIy-lJY
Anti-Russian sanctions have not shaken Moscow, but Europe has already lost four governments and there is an economic and political crisis
It is possible that the events in Ukraine will put an end to Western domination and a multipolar world order will knock on the door – Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban
Check this out!!!! by a Gary over at https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2022/07/20/introduction-to-two-treatises-on-jews-and-freemasonry-edouard-drumont-and-nicolae-paulescu/#comment-355859
June 23, 2013 Earlier we described the U.S. policies that caused the Vietnam disaster. Few people recall that, until 1954, Vietnam had an emperor, even during French colonization. The last was Bao Dai, whom the United States insisted step down in favor of “democracy.” The emperor himself stated: “If your country had given me one-thousandth of the sum they spent to depose me, I could have won that war.” Bao Dai was a friend of Hilaire du Berrier, who wrote: “When the throne was destroyed, fragmentation resulted because only the man on the throne was above the regional, racial, and religious hatreds dividing the national family.” I believe this comment embodies a universal principle concerning monarchies…Perloff replies: I thank you, Marcos, as I thank all the posters, for adding balance and perspective to this issue. I have read the Bible several times, am very aware of the passage in Samuel, and expected to hear about it. It was not so much a matter of ignorance, as it was limitations on both space and my specific objectives. My main objective was to help offset the antipathy toward monarchies that the Illuminati successfully bred in order to overthrow the powers that stood in their way. Rebellion against authority is VERY unbiblical and emulated Satan’s own rebellion against God. After the Tower of Babel, God dispersed the world’s peoples into different languages and nations. Lucifer (the Illuminati) has attempted to reverse the process.and set up a satanic world government, which necessitated destroying nationhood. This in turn required destroying nations’ rulers and nobility, and replacing them with socialism and “democracy,” which are designed to make the people think they hold power–but in fact made them like an army consisting only of privates, or a chess contestant holding nothing but pawns. How well the Illuminati understood these principles, as expressed in the Protocols! In 1798, scholar John Robison published a book entitled Proofs a Conspiracy against All the Religions and Governments of Europe, Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and Reading Societies. Unfortunately, his prophetic warnings went unheeded. I
Thank you for sharing wisdom.
No matter what kind of cup will be passed to us, trusting and relying on Jesus will strengten us for the trials that are ahead of us. We should prepare for that, spiritually and mentally in our hearts and minds most of all.
Thank you Pepe… this piece is particularly meaningful to me… … mentioning the Bandung Conference… 1955… the hope of the greater world, that had been suppressed and colonized for so many years… the spirit was HOPE… and now the dream is coming true.. 67 years later… the dream of billions of people… … and one of the billions is me…. why I worked in Africa and East Asia 1967 to 2012 …..really !!!! ”been there” heard and seen, listend and observed.. read and studied… and worked with people at all levels… WHATS HAPPENING NOW IS A RESULT OF A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE – AND GOOD LEADERS – AROUND THE NON-WESTERN WORLD – WORKING HARD AND DETERMINED…. TO BE FREE… AND IT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING NOW…. IT IS WONDERFUL… AND HEARTWARMING…
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I shudder to think what state Zone A will have brought us to.
So far President Putin is doing a fantastic job of beating Crosstown Traffic.
The West is still hanging on. Here Tony Blair:
“The biggest geo-political change will come from China, not Russia. Nobody in the world counts on Russia, they will only be China’s vassal”.
“Developing countries prefer Western business. They admire Western system more than we realize”.
So, even today Putin is still “cornered”.
Tommy this is hilarious, thanks. It reminds me of old footage from the last days of the Third Reich. Even as the USSR was on outskirts of Berlin, they kept pumping out the uplifting propaganda to delude the Volkssturm! They literally entered their Valhalla gaslighting each other.
And the same this time – remember the fantastic narratives as Mariupol and each town was being taken. Liar, Liar, Pants on fire.. (a favorite of my kids)
As I always say to my friends and relatives, the future comes from East. Happy now by the fact that my country is a founder of the BRICS and will definetively be again a important player after the nightmare government of Bolsonaro. It is certain as well that mercosur will receive another push, integrating countries and increasing businesses.
It is an unparalleled gratification and unimagined privilege of the times to live in the age of people like Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Pepe Escobar, The Saker, Mickael Hudson et al…
who could have imagined in his/her wildest dreams that she/he would be blessed to experience the dawn of new civilization in the company, the intellect and the spirit of such giants? WoW!
Amen go that!
I am a big fan of Pepe, but sometimes I wonder if he is too much of a cheerleader for the anti-empire side. Things can and do go wrong, which, to my mind, requires more humility when prognosticating how events will play out.
Thank you, Pepe for articulating the current frictions between the US/EU which goes far beyond the issues in The Ukraine.
Слава России. Ура! [Slava Russia. Uraah!]
Transl. “Glory to Russia. Hurray!”
Channeling my inner Russian.
My two cents;
China was “born again” under CPC, but the Chinese people will need Christianity to last, materialism will not suffice in the long run.
Russia was “born again” under Ortodox Putin.
I hope and pray the USA can be reborn after a complete collapse, possibly after a civil war, and split up in a few nations.
Western Europe will not be “born again” but “split up again”. Because of mass migration and demographic destiny Western Europe will morph into a Caliphate under Islam while Eastern Europe will have a Christian culture.
“China was “born again” under CPC, but the Chinese people will need Christianity to last, materialism will not suffice in the long run.”
I think surviving thousands of Years to where they are right now, makes your statement totally wrong !
Don’t you think the Chinese have enough on their plate with their Buddhism Cult, based on a Rtd. Indian Business man, with ties to Royalty, who in 500 BC set out to teach that the elders should be respected. Today, in gaudy colored buildings, Buddhists babble in a tongue unknown to most, to obese/skinny/half naked, gold colored statues.. then they go out and lie, steal, loot, murder, rape, burn and torture.. in the belief that they would re-incarnate into one of 7 types of angry ghost!.
Why need they believe in a human, begotten by a silent, invisible, non human deity who was involved in his procreation via a virgin, aided by a ghost. Later to have died, then after 3 days, got up, went for a stroll, said hi to friends and enemies, then ascended to heaven,
@ Thomas Turk
“begotten by a “silent,” invisible, non human deity”
Not so son, best you go here and rethink the idea about “silent:”
Water, the elixir of the gods
Draw a Z from China to Belarus to India and across Africa to Latin America. Call it East-South-West ESW-ZEE (EsweZee),
The New Alligned Sovereign States: NASS!
I’m wondering what happens with Turkey if Erdogan loses the next election in Turkey. The new leader may be just a US/NATO stooge. Has anybody considered that. There is a lot of talk about he is in electoral trouble. I’ve never trusted him,but still he isn’t a US/NATO stooge,so I want him to stay. At least until Russia/China have brought the multi-polar world into being.
Before all is said and done, Pakistan will have a major role to play in this developing situation. First however they have to throw off the yoke of Imperialism, follow the Koran on the path to real money and seek a lasting regional peace with India.
My concern is the despair of the US that it has no plan to be an Option B after losing its leadership position. What will become of the military industrial model of producing wars around the world?
Option B is doubling down. Half the US is today occupied in MIC. If this wont work everybody in US will be involved 100% in warfare inside as well as outside. Its easier than changing to civil mode. Read my lips.
To bayarde vjeira
Surely, in part, it will be their transhumanism agenda, plus poisoning the people with gmo.
They already have moved to bioterrorism. Check out
They have several articles on what they found in US biolabs in UKR. Frightening. They dont have the soldiers and dont need them. Just put the biotoxins in food and ship them out or drop from a plane. Self-spreading depopulation. Dont need no missiles no more.
It has entered the way of the dinosaur.
The original NAM was a CIA attempt to keep countries away from the USSR. Yugoslav President Croat/Slovene/Austrian Habsburg bastard Josip Broz Tito was a NATO stooge, Serbophobe and Russophobe. Yugoslavia since 1953 was a defacto NATO country. That was the year Tito took Yugoslavia into NATO by signing the Balkan Pact which said that Yugoslavia would be fighting against Soviets/Russians who liberated Belgrade the rest of Yugoslavia 9 years prior. He than organised culling of the cadre who were for the USSR. Most infamous concentration camp was Goli Otok, a desolate island in the Mediterranean where Titoists raped, molested and killed hundreds just for being for Russia.
I do hope the new iteration of NAM keeps countries away from NATO this time around.
“Meanwhile, Moscow may be revving up the turbines to launch – this coming Fall? In the middle of Winter? Next Spring? – a multi-spectrum Mother of All Offensives.”
Oh boy, you mean… there’s more?
Seu artigo impecável.
Foi maravilhoso tomar meu café da manhã, deste domingo, ouvindo a voz e o frescor de Rollins Stones que você publicou no Telegram. Muito obrigada!
Céu de brigadeiro aqui no Rio de Janeiro, então fui caminhar na praia. Este rock e este novo momento que vivemos, que você acabou de publicar e que descreve como poucos, ficaram leves como a brisa que batia em meu rosto!
Margô – Brasil.
President Putin’s safety must be absolute priority in Russia. Surely all possible scenarios have been considered for his protection. The future of humanity depends on this.
Stupid ukrops. If they didn’t have their evil maidan and bent over for NATO and EU, and kept their neutrality and remained on good terms with Russia, right now they would be building new roads and railroads to link them to these new transport corridors to Asia, instead of digging trenches and dying in them. This would have meant more prosperity and development for them. But instead, they chose scraps and crumbs from the EUSUK table. Fools!
For someone who once owned an album copy of AC/DC’s post “Back in Black” release, and having seen that band twice, once in an odd forum in DC in 1985, and then again in St Louis in August 1986, when I probably should have gone to the Miles Davis show instead–Sorry, not very geopolitical so far. But, I dig the reference. All of Pepe’s Info-Critique seems more than correct, and tracks with my own thoughts about how the West is pretty much Self-destructing, as if addicted to Gun n’ Roses first album, “Appetite for Destruction.” “Hey, Mr Brownstone: Satan’s calling for You!” Oh my goodness, but let’s all make sure we’re ready for this Rollercoaster ride. As I believe Gore Vidal once asked, if I remember correctly: “Are we in the Funhouse now?”
When reading this article I was reminded of the novel ‘Eaters of the Dead’ by Michael Crichton (made into an Antonio Banderas movie, The 13th Warrior) referenced this region that will now be covered by the St-Petersburg-Persian Gulf route.
As stated in the novel the central character, a Muslim missionary from Baghdad in 923 C.E>, encountered trading Vikings along the Volga after a long journey presumably around the Eastern Shore of the Caspian Sea around today’s Kazakhstan after moving through Turkey and Persia.
Its quite the novel, a different flavor from the other ones Crichton wrote on genetically reincarnated dinosaurs or a rapidly changing mutated virus strain.
Back then without canals disembarking from ships at the Volga and walking through vast coniferous forests (aching green to someone used to Iraq desert) was the only way to connect with the Baltic Region.
Start a garden now.