[this analysis was written for the Unz Review]
I remember one evening in distant 1991, I was sitting with a few friends in the SAIS cafeteria discussing the future of the United States with a few very smart students, including a Pakistani Army Colonel, a US captain who served on aircraft carriers and a Spanish diplomat: we all agreed that “the system” was perfect, so to speak, and that the USA would only collapse if a strong external shock would hit it hard. We all agreed that the combination of the best propaganda machine in history, the stupidification resulting from many daily hours of watching the Idiot Tube and, finally, a very effective repression apparatus made for a quasi perfect dictatorship: the one which only gives the illusion of democracy and people power.
Years later, in 2017, I read J.M. Greer’s brilliant book “Twilight’s Last Gleaming” which I later reviewed here. I would say that this book is one of the best ones written on the topic of a future US collapse, even though this is a (very well written) fiction book because it brilliantly illustrates the kind of mindset which can get a supposed superpower in a very bad situation.
To me, this all made perfect sense, but only because I, and my SAIS friends, never even considered the possibility that the US Nomenklatura would commit national suicide and, in the process, bring down the AngloZionist Empire.
Yet this is exactly what happened.
So when did all this begin?
There are many possible answers to this question. Some say with the murder of Kennedy. Others point to Clinton, whose Presidency inaugurated a policy of armed imperialism all over the planet; this administration was also the first one to witness a major “coming out” of the Neocons (many of which had already infiltrated the GOP during Reagan). Then there is 9/11 with the subsequent GWOT. As I said, these are all valid candidates, and there are many more.
My personal view is that the main initiation of collapse was under Barack Obama, a truly exceptionally weak President who would have made an absolutely terrific used cars salesman, but who as a President lost control of his own country and even his own administration. It was under Obama that we saw the vacuum at the top resulting in various agencies (DoS, DoD, CIA, Pentagon, etc.) all developing their own “foreign policies” which resulted in total chaos on the foreign policy front. Needless to say, having harpies such as Hillary Clinton or Susan Rice or Samantha Power involved did not help!
[Sidebar: what is it with western women which makes them become even more bellicose than men when they reach a position of power?! Looking at women like Thatcher or Hillary, I wonder if these women are not carefully selected precisely for their nasty character and need to prove themselves as “equal” to men by being even more nasty and murderous than male politicians…]
Since his election, it has become very popular to blame Donald Trump for everything which went wrong under his Presidency and, indeed, there is much which ought to be blamed on him. But what so many people overlook is that almost everything which went wrong under Trump began with Obama! When Trump says that he inherited an awful mess, he is absolutely correct. Not that this absolves him from his own contribution to chaos and collapse!
And, in truth, the biggest difference between Obama and Trump, is that Trump did not start any real wars. Yes, he did threaten a lot of countries with military attacks (itself a crime under international law), but he never actually gave the go ahead to meaningfully attack (he only tried some highly symbolic and totally ineffective strikes in Syria). I repeat – the man was one of the very few US Presidents who did not commit the crime of aggression, the highest possible crime under international law, above crimes against humanity or even genocide, because the crime of aggression “contains within itself the accumulated evil”, to use the words of the chief US prosecutor at Nuremberg and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Robert H. Jackson. I submit that just for this reason alone any decent person should choose him over Biden (who himself is just a front for “President” Harris and a puppet of the Clinton gang). Either that, or don’t vote at all if your conscience does not allow you to vote for Trump. But voting Biden is unthinkable for any honest person, at least in my humble opinion.
In the Trump years something absolutely amazing happened: while Trump and his administration were busy destroying the Empire externally, the Dems put all the energy and resources into destroying Trump. However, to paraphrase a quote by the Russian author Zinoviev, “they targeted at Trump but they hit the United States” (Zinoviev’s quote was about the putative anti-Soviets: “Метили в коммунизм, а попали в Россию” which can be translated as “they were aiming at Communism, but they hit Russia”).
What took place next was precisely what my SAIS friends and I could never have imagined: the US ruling elites committed collective suicide.
Suicide is typically executed in three phases: decision to commit suicide, the act of suicide itself, and then death. If we accept that the decision to engage in behavior which can only be described as suicidal was taken sometime during the Obama years, then this begs the question of where we are now. In other words, has the Empire already died or is it still only in agony?
I was asking myself that question the other day when I suddenly realized that I might have determined the exact moment when the Empire collapsed: 8 January 2020.
What happened that day? Following the murder of Major General Qasem Soleimani in a US drone attack (on the 3 of January 2020) the Iranians retaliated by using missiles to attack several US bases in Iraq. According to the US side, there were only minor injuries, which is very likely since the Iranians warned the US by several backdoor channels what they were planning on doing. This argument was used by Trump and his supporters to say that the Iranian reaction was lame, ineffective and could be completely ignored.
In my opinion, the moment when the Trump Administration made this statement is when the death certificate of the Empire was signed. Why?
First, the low number of US casualties (probably higher than the official one, US troops were evacuated in treated in several countries) is due only to the fact that Iranians are superb strategists: they realized that killing a lot of US soldiers would force Trump to strongly retaliate, so they chose not to kill them. Instead, they put a gun to their collective heads. How?
Think about it: the Iranian counter-strike showed the entire world something which most people did not realize: Iranian missiles (ballistic and cruise) were much more accurate than previously thought. In fact, they clearly have some form of terminal guidance. Simply put, the Iranians have proven that they can very precisely, deliver a warhead of several hundred pounds of high explosives pretty much anywhere in the Middle East. To give you a visual idea of their current coverage check out this page.
This bears repeating: the Iranians have now proven that they can place several hundred pounds of high explosives anywhere in the Middle-East with a CEP of about 3-5 meters!
Remember the Khobar Towers bombing? Yes, this was a truck bomb with much more explosives than a missile can carry (by at least an order of magnitude), but that truck was also parked far away from the towers! Yet just under 500 people died that day.
There are plenty of similar US military installations in the Middle-East, many buildings housing hundreds of US servicemen. Just imagine what would have happened if the Iranians had decided to take out as many lives as possible and placed a couple of their missiles right on top of, say, 10 such facilities – just imagine the cost in lives!
But the Iranians are smart, and they chose a much wiser course of action: they used their missiles essentially to kick Uncle Shmuel where it hurts, but they mainly demonstrated their ability to create thousands of US casualties in just a few minutes.
Obviously, another, now undeniable, Iranian capability is the ability to instantly destroy any gas/oil facility in the region: wells, processing facilities, terminals – you name it: if it is important and expensive, the Iranians can destroy it.
The Iranians also have the ability to close down the Strait of Hormuz and even to attack USN ships, possibly including carriers.
Last, but certainly not least, this now proven Iranian capability puts every government building in danger, along with any crucial facility (Dimona anybody?).
At this point of the conversation all the well-propagandized flag-waving morons will immediately stand up and declare something along these lines:
“So what?! If these sand-niggers cross the line they know that we can massively bomb them! Heck, we can even nuke them and send them back to the stone age! Let them try and they will see what the wrath of the most powerful nation on earth, with the most formidable military in history, can do to a bunch of semi-literate peasants, LOL! Let’s see if their “Allah” will save them!”
Apart from all the ignorant cliches typically spewed by this crowd, there is a major analytical error underlying this “logic” (I use the term generously): the Iranians have lived with this threat since 1979 and they are used to it. Not only that, but they know for a fact that these are empty threats. Oh sure, the USA can do to Iran what “Israel” did to Lebanon in the course of the “Divine Victory” war of 2006, or what NATO has done to Serbia during the Kosovo war (1998-1999): kill civilians and destroy the country’s infrastructure to punish these civilians for supporting the “wrong” (i.e. not US approved) government. But if Uncle Shmuel does to Iran what Israel did to Lebanon, the result will be the same: the Iranians will rebuild (they are very good at that) and they will bounce back twice as strong. As for their martyrs, the more there will be, the stronger the Iranian people’s resistance (check this article written by an Iranian scholar in excellent English explaining the roots of the unique ethos of Shia Islam).
Last, but also not least, the US Presidents and their aides are quite aware of the current state of the US military: it is a military which simply cannot win even simple conflicts, a military hopelessly gutted by insane liberal ideologies, a military whose entire surface fleet has been made obsolete by hypersonic missiles (which the Iranians also seem to be working on!) and a military whose Air Force spent absolutely obscene amounts of money to create a supposedly “5th generation” fighter which in many ways is inferior to US 4th generation aircraft!
[Sidebar: this begs the question of what still works in the US military. In my opinion, the US submarine fleet is still very powerful, and the US nuclear deterrence posture is still solid. Other than that? Meh…]
Bottom line: the arguments that the US did not retaliate because it did not care, or that it does not care because “we can nuke them” are typically civilian nonsense which have no connection whatsoever to the real world (just imagine the political consequences for the already highly unpopular USA following a nuclear strike, especially on a non-nuclear country!)
Okay, but then why did the US not retaliate?
Simply put, because Uncle Shmuel does not have what it takes to take on Iran. Heck, Uncle Shmuel can’t even take on Venezuela (!), which is an extremely weakened country right on the USA’s door step. Frankly, if this or the next President decides that the US needs to “pick up a crappy little country and throw it against a wall just to prove we are serious” then I recommend Grenada. I know, Grenada was basically undefended in 1983 (mainly by a few lightly armed Cuban engineers) and it took the 82nd Airborne to rescue the totally defeated and clueless US special forces stuck under fire, but I think that since 1983 the Pentagon had the time to make a some “lessons learned” exercises and that by now the US probably could re-invade this tiny island without repeating one of the worst disasters in military history.
The Empire died on the day the Iranians hit these US facilities and the USA did absolutely *nothing*. In fact, since that date, what have we seen:
- The Iraqis are slowly but surely kicking the US forces out of Iraq
- The number of attacks against US forces in Iraq has sharply increased, including against the massive US bunker complex known as “the Green Zone” which now is not “green” at all.
- The Iranians are merrily continuing to make fun of Uncle Shmuel.
- The US failed at renewing the anti-Iran sanctions at the UN Security Council and Russia has already declared that she is willing to sell S-400s to Iran. You can also count China in this great weapons market.
- The US is also in retreat in Syria where anti-US attacks are becoming more dangerous (and regular clashes with ground forces of the Russian task force in Syria are also becoming a potentially very dangerous phenomenon).
- In Yemen, the Iranian backed Houthis have basically won the war and defeated both the KSA and the USA.
- In Afghanistan, the US and its “coalition of the losers” has stayed even longer than the Soviets and has achieved exactly nothing except a total and most humiliating defeat. The contrast between the performance of the Soviet 40th Army (poorly equipped and averagely commanded) force of conscripts and what the lavishly equipped (but also poorly commanded) US professional force achieved is absolutely amazing on all levels, but the most telling is how much the Soviets actually built in Afghanistan (even facilities that the US still uses every day!). Uncle Shmuel only destroyed everything except the opium trade…
In other words, everything is going exactly according to the announced Iranian game plan to completely kick the USA out of the Middle-East. I know, this seems unthinkable right now, but please make the list of all the putatively “unthinkable” things which have since happened and you will see how dangerous it is to assume that something will never happen.
When Georgia attacked the Russian peacekeepers in Tskhinval there were also limited casualties, but Russia immediately counter-attacked and defeated in Georgian military in 3 days, and that in spite of being numerically smaller (at least in the initial phases of the counter-attack) and too slow to react (a typical Russian weakness). And the message “to whom it may concern” sent by the Russian counter-attack was simple: attack a Russian base, or kill Russian soldiers and you will be killed: every time a Russian serviceman has been killed in Syria the Russians retaliate with strong missiles and air strikes. In other instances Russian Spetsnaz units killed selective Takfiri commanders. And everybody “got it”, even the Turks who have not been able to force the Russian to stop shrinking their areas of control in Syria to a small fraction of what it used to be.
Mind you – Russia has no desire to become an Empire or even some kind of superpower (Russians realize how evil any empire is for the country which is supposed to host it: they suffered for over 300 years in this toxic status of “empire” and they had enough! Only dumb Hillary and even dumber Brzezinski still thought that Russia wanted to “rebuild the USSR” when, in fact, Putin’s policies were designed to disengage and separate from the former Russian periphery which only drained immense Russian resources and never gave Russia anything useful (and nevermind the Warsaw Treaty Organization which was just as resources-consuming and useless as the periphery). All they want is being taken seriously and treated with respect, not as a superpower, but simply as a major, but truly sovereign, power.
Compare that with the unique blend of stratospheric megalomania, narcissistic self-worship and crass ignorance of the leaders of the USA and you immediately see that the Empire is not dying anymore, it is already dead and has been dead for many months now.
What comes next?
Well, the election of course. I submit that under no scenario will the next administration be able to reverse that course and somehow miraculously resurrect the Empire. Empires don’t resurrect. It has been tried in the past (even by Napoleon), it never works. Once empires lose momentum and, especially, their ideological credibility, they are over. Oh sure, a dead body still can emit some heat for a while, some organs, or even cells, can work for a while longer, but dead is dead. Mostly dead bodies bloat and stink, which also applies to dead empires.
This is not to say that the outcome will not matter, it will – but only for the future of the United States themselves. Simply put, the upcoming vote is either a vote for upholding law and order in the USA, or for total nihilism. On a deeper level, it is a vote for the USA or against it: the Dems all hate this country and its “deplorables”; they also hate almost every aspect of US history (overturned statues are but symbols of this hatred) and they hate what they call “a racist system” in spite of the fact that the real causes of racial tensions in the USA have very little to do with the “system” and everything to do with the unique problems of blacks in a culture with mainly European roots.
The Empire is dead. And I hope and believe that its death will mark the rebirth of the United States as a “normal” country (which is what happened to all the other former empires).
Until that happens, we can now at least rest assured that this amazingly evil Empire has finally died, even if very few noticed this.
PS: While writing this column my thoughts turned to Major General Qasem Soleimani, who was cowardly murdered (he was on a diplomatic mission) by Trump. I imagined what he would have said if somebody had offered him the following deal: Haj Qasem – would you agree to be murdered by the modern Crusaders if your martyrdom would turn out to be the “straw” which will break the Empire’s “camel” back? I think that he would reply with tears of joy in his eyes “Glory be to God for allowing me this immense honor and joy and for allowing me to become a shahid (God’s witness)!” Soleimani was a soldier, the real thing, not a disguised businessman or politician, and he knew that he could die literally every moment of his life. He died as a general in charge of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and of its elite Quds Force. It sure looks to me that Trump in his ignorant arrogance gave Soleimani the best death he could have wished for. May this great man rest in peace!
This article does not answer the question in the title of saker’s analysis but it does provide a summary of recent speeches by putin, lavrov, et al indicating a growing edge and limitations to their efforts to work with the west.
May not add anything already reported herein but may be a supplement.
Well, The Saker did give a date (January 8, 2020), but I don’t think an accurate date can be given for the collapse of the AngloZionist empire. However, we can say that the ‘patient’ became terminally ill on August 13,1971 when Nixon took the dollar off the gold standard. This led to massive printing of the US dollar, which was backed by nothing, except of course the US military. The worthless dollar was used to prop up collapsing banks, turning the currency into funny money of the type which existed in the Weimar Republic. Strangely enough, between 60.000 and 70.000 manufacturing plants were closed in the US, leading to mass unemployment on the one hand and mass enrichment of the elite on the other hand, especially during and after 2008. Analysts have called this the greatest transfer of wealth in US history. The clock has been turned back and the feudal system resurrected in the US, with members of the elite becoming the new robber barons, a status in society they will never give up even if it led to the political and financial implosion of the US. And yes, The Saker is correct, the US elite has in fact committed suicide. It has done this by accumulating the largest internal and external debt in the world, by closing down some 70.000 manufacturing plants, by using a worthless ‘sovereign’ currency, and by creating class tensions inside the country, which of course will lead to political tensions. It is already leading to ethnic tensions as well. The US elite has de facto destroyed the base on which it stands. Can this status quo last ? No, it cannot. Something, like a collapse, will happen. Can the US turn into a better state after that ? I don’t think so, as I don’t think it will survive in it’s present shape and form, compliments of the US elite, which will never give up it’s power and privileges.
Yes, and infection happened Dec. 23, 1913.
Before that it caught a severe cold on July 4, 1776 when George Washington and his freemasons started their show with the Declaration of Independence. The HQ of the freemasons for the US is in Washington DC.
George Washington who even spoke with an English accent!
The real problems started with the overthrow of the Articles of Confederation, with the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The Constitution created the Federal Republic of America, where individual rights were an afterthought.
Otherwise, we would have stayed as Confederation America, like Confederation Helvetica, aka Switzerland. Where the Cantons and the People each have a vote that counts in national referendums on important matters. Such as allowing mosques to be built in Switzerland. Also, there are military assault rifles (no ammo, though), supplied by the government, in many Swiss households, not subject to court rulings, or political correctness.
No need for the Southern States to have seceded from the Federal Republic to form the Confederate States of America.
I agree with you – every single day of the 14 years I spent living all around JUSA was a bit worse than the previous day
Modern day Mordor has been in rapid decline for a long time.
The rate of deterioration is increasing every day. Everyone I know there thinks (rightfully) that it can only get worse.
There is no meaningful social connection or anything meaningful to connect brainwashed bovine masses. Benning mostly very badly educated (as well as overall the most cowardly nation by far I have ever seen), extremely brainwashed and treated like a bunch of stupid slaves by their own Morodor ‘government’ – even they understand things can only get much worse…
A good metaphor is a corpse of a someone who died from a nasty parasitic disease a combination of HIV and tapeworm plus syphilis.
When I returned to the US in 2005, twenty years after my first stay, I was astonished with what I saw. The infrastructure was collapsing (broken up highways, cracking and rusting bridges, etc.) and a very demoralized population. When I and an associate drove from Washington DC to New York City, we stopped for a coffee break at a restaurant. What struck me was the gloomy and despondent attitude of the visitors, so different to what I saw in the US during the first half of the 1980’s. I saw the same things in New York City.
If you look at the current demonstrations in the US, they are almost always followed by looting of stores. This is a bad sign for the US, as it shows the level of poverty. You had something like this ion France in 1789, and we all know what happened.
and the amount of beggars, the poorest, dirtiest ones I have ever seen…
There is more and more of them all over the country every day sleeping in their own piss and shit (as I used to see about 100 meters away from Prada, Chanel stores in San Francisco, or right outside Linked In HQ where a drugged out of his mind homeless jumped on my car for no reason… or the ones I saw taking a shit right in front of SF City Hall or once right at the front door of Twitter HQ etc…)
But somehow they have syringes with heroin to inject in broad day light – once I counted 12 as I walked from the top of Russian Hill where I lived to SF Opera at around 2 pm.
Las time I was in Serbia – the only beggar I saw was a gypsy woman in Belgrade – and she had so much she was couniting all the notes inn a big bunch (I took a photo).
I was in Spain a couple of weeks ago (drove across the whole country) I only saw one beggar in Leon, Northern Spain – a clean peaceful normal looking guy (I also took a photo)
the so called “Richest country in the world” is rich only in its indoctrinated, cult-like psychopath-enabling, cheerleader dreams….
Every time I hear that phrase I want to laugh. It’s the poorest shithole in the world overall. Not the richest in anything apart from enforcing fraud and lies.
Well, I am not sure I would call it a transfer of wealth. Fiat dollars in the stock market is not same as wealth. The wealth, the 60k factories as you say disappeared. Yes, the billionaires can buy their mansions, airplanes etc, but if they tried to cash their shares, the market would collapse. We as a country produce very little value, beyond military hardware.
As good an idea as any, with a plausibility hard to deny, Saker.
I see it a little differently.
The US is positioning itself in the ME behind Israel and the Arabs who are now joining a ME NATO to confront Iran. Same dynamic in Eastern Europe vs Russia. And so, to the QUAD as a Pacific NATO to confront China.
But these fraudulent alliances are Potemkin Villages with nukes. They scare no one.
And they all will be easily broken if mistakenly they go to combat with their targets.
The US could be a cadaver. It is a very dangerous corpse if so.
I see it more Terminator-like. It just keeps coming no matter the wounds, the damage, the “death” blow it takes.
“I’ll be back.” The sequels are seemingly endless.
Once people see that the US Dollar has no value, it has absolutely no value, the empire will fall to pieces.
Total agreement. Once the dollar is done the empire is done. All the horrors inflicted on the rest of the world become economically impossible. The Iron Bank has come crawling back like a bird on its belly in the past week; talking about a new Bretton Woods.
How many staff working in the multitude of US intelligence services actually care about what they’re doing or working on? I wonder what future they are imagining on the current course.
I can tell you there are no back room dealings, or discussions, to change the financial system.
How long can they print/create money and assume value to this currency? Eventually most will see risk and move to alternative currencies or gold. China & Russia are big gold buyers.
I could not disagree more Hr/Ms Alabama, Klaus Schwab and his fellow billionaire malthusian crusaders are doing their best to change the economy.
Watch the WEC video and then go read what the davos crowd and WEC crowd plan, on their net sites in their own words and find their speeches on jootoobe..
There is no doubt because they are not trying to hide it, us “useless eaters” have been allowed to steal food out of their severely oppressed and long suffering billionaire children.
Doing their best and actually changing anything are two different animals. I trust there will be no change for a very long time.
Well spoken. The US is indeed creating fraudulent alliances, and in due course it will discover that they exist only on paper. An ME NATO to confront Iran ? And which state in the Middle East is willing to fight Iran, Israel excluded ? Perhaps Saudi Arabia, with it’s royal military which cannot even defeat the Yemeni’s, as it was created to defend the royal family and not the country ? Any other Arab state ?
As for Eastern Europe, US efforts to use these states in a potential conflict with Russia will backfire. There is no mood in Europe for World War Three, and this includes Eastern Europe. With the possible exception of Poland, you will not find a single East European state which is willing to fight Russia (the three Baltic banana republics I am not even counting, as they are unlikely to survive as sovereign states). The US better remember what happened during the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942/1943. When the Russians counter attacked, one of their main attacks was directed against demoralized Romanian troops. The Romanian Front collapsed, and this contributed to the encirclement of the German Sixth Army and its surrender. On top of that consideration must be given to social aspects in Eastern Europe. When communism collapsed, capitalistic methods were reintroduced, which led to class divisions and social tensions of the type you have in Ukraine today. As the Prussian military thinker Carl von Clausewitz stated, you don’t fight a war if you don’t have internal unity in a country. The US better forget about any East European military contributions. It probably knows this, and thus will use Eastern Europe for military bases, placing missiles and combat planes. This, too, is a dangerous tactic, bearing in mind what happened in Turkey when the US was forced to remove it’s nukes after the botched coup d’etat against Erdogan in 2016. You will not see mass support in Eastern Europe for the region to become a target for Russian military responses. As you stated in your comment about these fraudulent alliances, “…they all will be easily broken if mistakenly they go to combat with their targets”.
@BF: “which state in the Middle East is willing to fight Iran, Israel excluded ? ”
Israel will fight Iran to the Last U$ Soldier, and spare no expense till the Last U$ dollar. As it did in Iraq, Libya and Syria, and as it is currently trying to do with a U$ military camp in Israel to help fight Iranian-backed Hezb’Allah in Lebanon with the aid of U$ $anctions against Lebanon and Iran.
Yes, Israel will fight to the last U$ soldier and in the process receive billions in aid. However, what is going to happen when the time arrives and the US is incapable of providing U$ soldiers and aid, even if it wanted to ?
B.F, that’s what worries me, as a former Christian Zionist who lives in Israel. What will happen to my Jewish grandchildren, brought up in a Zionazi atmosphere of unfailing ethnic supremacy and unceasing demand for Lebensraum, when their belief that “we always win” meets with reality? Today the EU$A gave them a piece of land and protection, yesterday (2,600 years ago, actually) it was Iran. Tomorrow? Whatever happens to the Anglo Zio Capitalist Empire, whether it expands to its goal of world domination or breaks up in a multipolar world, I hope Jews will continue to live in The Holy Land together with Christians and Muslims who recognise it as such for “all sorts and conditions of men”.
I believe Israel IS NOT EXCLUDED in not wanting to fight Iran if they have to go alone, even with unlimited American logistic and ammunition support granted as an ‘of course’. Israel doesn’t have the manpower, the strategic depth, nor the existential urgency to take on such a proposition. ME NATO is a pipedream.
Well then Oriental Voice you need to read:
1 Genesis Ch 15 verse 18
2 the 1982 Oded Yinon Plan
3 the 1996 report A Clean Break – A New Strategy for Securing the Realm’
Your skepticism, rather cynicism, noted but today’s Iran is not the same as the one in 1982, nor is today’s Jews the same 600 lb gorilla it was relative to Persians in 1982.
Things are changing; the table is turning. If Lucifer ain’t sweating today it wouldn’t have to ponder strategies such as Middle East NATO. At the end of the day, what they WANT to do and what they CAN do are different things.
The day is dawning that Lucifer will have to retreat back to the island of North America and suck his thumb.
There’s always the possibility of tempting it to get between the jaws of an industrial metal press – that’s what gave the coup de mort to the first one.
Oh! Wait! I forgot, have they have got any large industries left?
Well, I think they have some large industries left, bearing in mind they still produce aircraft carriers and SUV’s. What I find incredible is the fact that some 70.000 manufacturing plants were closed down and moved to other countries, like India and China, ostensibly because of lower costs. I find this difficult to believe. Who destroys the manufacturing base of ones country ? Incredible that a country of the size of the US does not have a TV factory, importing Japanese and South Korean TV’s.The unfortunate impression is that this was done on purpose, so that the US would be dismantled. And who did this ?
Ever hear about the scorpion and the frog?
The industries did it! Outsourcing manufacturing to cheap labour/low regulations regions started with General Electric in the 1970s, didn’t it? The objective, which shareholders approved, was to lower costs and maximize profit, producing cheap commodities for the world market. Initially, firms moved to Mexico; then, later, to China.
“Who destroys the manufacturing base of ones country ?”
Its called the UN Lima Agreement signed in the 1970’s when advanced economies signed up to de-industrializing their economies
Look at examples:
the UK abolished coal mining and steel manufacturing
the US – too many exmaples to mention,
Australia – abolished motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Crazy, I know!
Especially when we consider that globalization (value of global trade – exports and imports) has plateaued over the last decade – but in 2020 due to the ‘plandemic’ has plummeted
B.F. Is the American outsourcing not a function of having to respond to the financial demands for fast profits from Wall Street mega firms? I read that people puzzle over the motivations of industry leaders who would export their entire business and production to other countries. However I believe it is purely objectively driven by the nature of business ties to Wall Street. The demands for fast profits simply forces these companies to maximize short term profit taking, hence they have no financial choice but to sell themselves to the foreign world – simply to satisfy the insatiable hunger of Wall St for money. It is structured into the relations between production and Wall St finance. So no way out. Wall St is not American anyway. It never has been. It is the home of the parasite.
Im from Mexico, im Latino, i have 24 years old, ive been following this big changes since 2012.
For me everything started with the syrian war, i remember watching the videos of the syrian soldiers, fighting with everything they had (carrying their ammo in school bags), while the main stream media said, they where terrorist, believe me when i say, that in mexico we know how this feel. I saw for the first time in my life, true heroes, General Soleimani, and other martyrs, their story is well known in Latin America, and they will never be forgotten.
You almost made me cry saker jaja
For the US empire collapse, i want to let your community know, that in Mexico (Most of the people have no idea) we can see this fall going on, we use to have very corrupt presidents, which where part of the democratic party establishment (In some matter´s) and the current president Andres Manuel is kicking their asses, they might end up in prison, i guess justice always come´s for us.
Sadly for my people, we are part of the empire, and we are going to feel the consequences of the falling; I wonder if some day, Latin America is going to play a mayor roll in the building/solving of the world, guess is to early to call.
Amigo, you are right. Latin America is going to play a mayor roll in the building/solving of the world not so far in the future. Once USA disintegrates enough internally, than the strongest force in North America will be – Mexico.
Whenever in the past an empire went down, some nation unnoticed and inconsequential until then, suddenly floats up, perhaps more than one. Mexico has huge population, much younger than current white nations. People are not primitive or ignorant, they may not compete with China, Russia and Japan, but will be smartest kid north of Ecuador. Friendship with Cuba and Venezuela is likely. How is that going to happen? Here is how:
We all hear on various CNNs and such that Mexico, and is a backwards and primitive country, Mexico may not be what it is now, after all there are lot’s of well armed forces who will fight for power. Some call them drug cartels. I beg to disagree. Some are bad, but not all and not in the same degree. They are roughly equals in power. Among equals, there is always the strongest, and that party takes charge. When there is no external force, on level playing field, people side with good guys. Perhaps a few not so bad groups will join together, with government, why not and easily defeat remnants of really bad ones. That coalition will put most of Mexico under control and order will rule. When there is no CIA/FBI to protect them, even drug lords are not that powerful.
Then, somebody will realize that there is no formidable opponent north of the border. With several millions of potential soldiers behind the enemy lines, slowly at the beginning, very cautiously, Arizona, new Mexico, Nevada, parts of Texas and California may change hands. I am sure some regions of them will actively seek partnership or closer ties with future Mexico. After all, it is not hard to imagine that counties with strong Latino will choose some kind of secession from whatever will have left of USA. For the same reason everybody wants to come to USA now. Life is still a bit easier in USA then south of the border. Soon it will not be like that. Conditions in Latin America will not improve much immediately. But conditions in USA will become really bad.
All caudillos in South America are in power thanks to CIA, USA, UK. Once US is gone, CIA will be gone too. Caudillos will be without protection, with nowhere to go. Once there is no central power to break insurrections, armed insurrections will not be needed, and much less blood will be spilled than what we believe now.
Buena suerte compañero. Dios te bendiga. El futuro es tuyo.
It is very heartening to see that such a young person frequents these pages and with such great attitude to boot. Thank you very much on the small SITREP from Mexico.
Mexicans being next door to the Hegemon have suffered immensely especially Mexico’s women.
Pobre México! ¡Tan lejos de Dios y tan cerca de los Estados Unidos!”
Poor Mexico! So far from God and so close to the United States! “
Luis, I respect your intelligent and common sense in your opinion and the way you see the current state of affairs. Unfortunately, there is one aspect to your comment that I disagree with. Latin America will never ever play a role in the solving of the world problems while it still supports gay marriage and same sex civil unions. Sadly the majority of the countries of the Americas support this abominable practice so how can they be a guiding force in the future when they go against the word of God. Why do I bring up this fact? Well, simply that the recognition and legalization of same sex marriage and civil unions is a tool of the evil empire and one that has succeeded in breaking down the normal and moral functioning of society. I’m sure many here will notice that the true intentions of the evil empire became more transparent once same sex marriage started around twenty years ago with the Netherlands being the first to implement it.
Makedonia, I thought you understood that most of the stuf South american nations are doing has nothing to do with what people want or think. All balkan states, former YU and around comply to new world order, gays and lesbians included. hat can you do, small countries cannot have independent policy in any field.
South Americans are devout Catholics. From contacts wilt Lation friends, theists and atheists they accepted dogma imposed on them, be it religion or communism with childish pure hart and naivete. I never met more honestly devoted religious people than my Mexica, argentinian and Venezuelan friends. As political ideologists, I find Castro or Evo Morales, Chaves, more honest than Tito or Chasescu or Gorbachev. Latino socialists are no less catholics. It would be easy to mock Cuba for being poor, if it was not for USA strangling them for some, 80 years now. Cuba is not as Couba could be. Just like Macedonia now and Macedonia 40 years ago, eighties, is not the same thing. there was industry, agriculture. tourism. People were always hard working and thrifty, as they are now. But the life is not the same. Same story goes for Latin America. Ex YU states have been suffering for 30 years. Latin America has been suffering for 528 years, from the day one
American native people, South and North, never had a chance to show the world who they really are. There were a very few occasions where natives were given a chance to mind their own affairs, and each time they outdid whites even playing by white rules. All catholic and neoliberal evils have not been invented nor practiced by converted and conquered nations. Inquisition was a Spanish invention. I dare say, anglo pilgrims (puritans?) were no better, with witch hunts internally and God given mission to exterminate heathens externally.
lations have one advantage above all others – virility. Thay are young nations, lots of children born. At the end, numbers do matter. Latin American populations are not shrinking, in spite all of the suffering and injustice.
Lations will perfectly be capable of leading the world, ok, this part of the world at least. They appreciate their roots – native – at the same time are not ashamed of their whiteness. The way we see impoverished and oppressed masses is not real thing. Hungry people are ready for anything, drugs, crime, anything. It was not different in Bosnian war wherever people were blockaded and cut out from the rest of the world. When treated like animals, humans quickly become animals, and they outdo animals in cruelty. An just like animals, the response is procreatin. Poor and oppressed breed. Unlike EU and white Americans. He who does not breed has no future.
One thing is for sure. When latinos rule Americas, it is not going to be as bad as we have it now.
Dammit man, your mouth is full of truth;
We have been member of different empires since the beginning, we have never been truly free. since the beginning other countries have made whatever they want with us, our revolutionary movements have been always infiltrated by them, and they lost their true objectives like agricultural reform, better salaries, not corrupt goverment etc; with this intromissions of foreign countries, latin american society, always losses (Except from CUBA and Venezuela). With this in mind, i want to believe that latin america´s moment is yet to come.
Also, i have always think (This topic gives a lot to debate, tho), that Cuba and Venezuela will always be remember as the countries that said NO to the empire and decided to confront USA, even thought the economic sanctions were not easy.
Although in Mexico we do have people that thing that this “gender nonsense” y true and must be the way our society needs to behave, i can tell you two things:
1.- Mexico is inhabited by very conservative people, is all the way in our roots the idea that we care for the family, we believe that the correct/natural way of raising a child is with two parents a male and a female.
2.-The gender nonsense doesn’t come from us, it comes from the US.
I believe that as soon as the empire stops messing around with the Latin American ideas/believes, Mexico and other brother countries will arise with their own ideologies, and the gender nonsense will die, because it is not even a natural way of thinking.
Hope it makes sense to you.
If traditional Latin American values take over the south part of the United States then I’m moving there from Virginia!!
i hate the cold weather and cold, Northern values that have taken over my home state.
My Dad and i were talking about collapse of the U$A today and Dear Saker makes a very compelling argument.
I just hope the U$A does not break out into nuclear war, but breaks apart into regional powers. We shall see.
Luis your reply to my comment only reinforces my respect for your good sense and ideals. The world needs more young people like yourself. I hope what you say will eventuate. I always thought the people of South America were traditionally minded with strong feelings for their family and religions – indigenous and European. The world needs to eliminate this gay marriage phenomenon as its acceptance is the acceptance of evil. I look forward to reading more of your future comments.
Yes Luis, I have special felling of Hezbollah victory In Al Qusair to be the turning point. As were at Moskva, Stalingrad, Kursk..
Dont worry about tears of joy, or tears of love shed for fallen martyrs, they are legit.
Saker, Q.S. sacrifice, this ultimate act of love, is worth more than Nobel for peace eh? From one point he is close to sacrifice of Jesus himself for me…
I actually did cry a little bit.
It’s encouraging that people like you are thinking so critically and searching out your own sources of information to inform yourselves.
A heartening analysis, but beware of wishful thinking!
traducteur Have to agree with you on that. Saker’s analyses are full of wisdom, humour, and humanity, but occasionally a little too ‘hopeful’, IMO.
How can it be that the AngloZionist Empire died on a particular day? Zionism has been around ever since Europeans first set foot on Turtle Island. Manifest Destiny claimed that they were the “chosen” ones. Nothing in Russia is even remotely like that.
Christian Zionism is a particularly American invention. They have turned the Scofield Reference Bible into an idol. That’s what the Christian Zionists who support Trump believe in. They are an apocalyptic death cult. If you don’t believe me, check out any sermon by Pastor John Hagee.
Christian Zionism was more a British invention. It’s a secondary question whether Scofield, a shoe salesman from unlettered Missouri, ever re-wrote the Bible or was merely a front-man. The important fact is that Oxford University Press, the most prestigious publisher in the English-speaking world, chose to publish the most important book in the Christian world, “written” by a complete nobody. Those indisputable facts point to British conspirators as the origin, not Americans.
This may be small in the big scheme of things. But the Bolivia win for MAS is actually huge plotted against the death of the hegemon. And it was followed by a massive win in Chile, where the Chileans yesterday and today won a plebiscite to change the constitution from the US backed coup back in the seventies.
Both of these saw the local and indigenous in the streets, no matter the beatings, no matter the bullets. They stayed in the streets. We who watch Latin America know about the new efforts to destabilize Nicaragua, because empire turned around and picked an easier target when they could not win against Venezuela, against Boliva and against Chile.
We’re adding up the wins against a dead empire. These people, as the people of Iran, are making unbelievably massive sacrifices. The next stress point here is Mexico. We hope they prevail. Viva AMLO!
(And we hope empire stays dead or at least come back as a ‘normal country’. They would be welcome.)
Thanks for mentioning Bolivia and Chile. Add to it Argentina where the people voted for a popular progressive government after 4 years of neoliberal traitors (Macri & Co) destroying and robbing the economy.
Evo Morales took refuge in Argentina while the fascist (now defeated) government in Bolivia was busy genociding their people.
It is a matter of time until Peru, Ecuador and Brazil will follow.
Cheers from France.
May your words come true. Greetings from Brazil.
I’ve been holding my breath about Bolivia, expecting the incumbent usurpers to go full-Nazi (it seemed that way in the days prior to voting, with quasi-martial law).
But the latest news is very heartening, their own bloodstained harpy in retreat
and justice may even get served
If the empire is going to allow its own backyard to cecede without so much as crying “election fraud” (though one could say that the rivers of blood already spilt are contest enough) then it is certainly on shaky ground.
Patience, sure yet steady. Rome wasn’t burnt in a day.
Amen, Amin! Saker, I think you said it all. Thank you. My thoughts exactly
There is a ditty I wrote a while ago that I keep repeating each time I come across vainglorious Amerikastani military boasts:
Wants to fight Russia and China
Syria and North Korea
Venezuela and Iran.
Got its head handed to it on a platter
A good analysis although the rot was evident in the USA as far back as 1995 that they were on an inertial course – all their jets fired and fuel expended with no thrusters left for maneuvering.
I would suggest that the assassination of Soleimani is the date at which the impotence of the US became obvious but I would have placed the real collapse as 15th Sept 2008, the fall of Lehman Bros. It was after that date that the US dollar began to lose its’ reserve currency status – you can’t support a world spanning empire on unicorn tears, it takes cash, and cash takes trust.
Yes, that is the date that Neil Howe chose for the the beginning of the “Fourth Turning” in which crisis we are now engulfed. There are other disasters possibly converging here in addition to the collapse of the $ and the Empire, including WW3 and Global Heating, not to mention a pandemic. At any rate, the theory predicts a climax around
2030 or so. About the the length of a long human life from the end of the last great crisis, the end of WW2 in 1945.
I even think that the US may have done Iran a favour by martyring Soleimani. I understood that he was using extreme force to quell iraqi Shia nationalist protests. I don’t read Arabic but I see this on Wikipedia (apologies) ‘They also burnt the Iranian consulate. In Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate, protesters burned down the Governorate Council’ on the 25th Oct. 2019. If his repression of the protests was so brutal, he may well we’ll have become part of the problem. Therefore his martyrdom may have been very significant in the short term for more reasons than we are aware.,
Deep thinking there Gideon, I’ve always thought Soleimani was set up internally for some reason.
To rule the world we need to see how Macbeth tried to rule Scotland according to a little known writer called Shakespeare. First you need to listen to the witches (CIA, MI6 and Mossad) then you need to murder, steal, rape and destroy until the witches appear again.
http://www.cowdisley.com/videos/Macbeth.mp4 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo1ynIFzTTYA
As an Australian there is no pride in our contributions. ‘American power views all rivals as unacceptable. Other nations are either footstools for U.S. power, in which case they are euphemistically called “allies” or “partners”. Or else if they are labelled “enemies” when they don’t allow themselves to be subjugated to Washington’s writ.’
Gough was tough ’till he hit the rough.
Uncle Sam and John were quite enough.
They usually use the term “adversaries” rather than enemies since the word “enemy” implies that you are officially at war with someone and the US hasn’t officially declared war on any country since WW2.
And yet Likudnik Trump keeps laying on the lethal sanctions.
Thank you very much Saker for the excellent analysis, as always!
I am not qualified to speak on the subject, but would like to ask the question:
Only two months after January 2020 and the death of the Empire, Covid “happens” and the West`s official measures against it are introduced.
Is this now the last desperate reaction of an elite class that sees that they cannot strike meaningfully at their external enemies, and so now they seek to consolidate their waning power by waging a war on what they see as their internal enemy, that is their own populations? One wonders..
I agree with your take on The Saker’s analysis, this was very interesting indeed. I also agree with your comment on the so called virus and why it happened. If we accept the analysis that the Empire got the lethal shot in January, we can see it as some form of imperial death cramps in combination with the suicidal ‘election’ that is going on. Yes, the elite class is now waging war on their own populations, there can be no doubt about it.
I really enjoyed this article. I’ve had a lot of similar thoughts this year.
“[Sidebar: what is it with western women which makes them become even more bellicose than men when they reach a position of power?! Looking at women like Thatcher or Hillary, I wonder if these women are not carefully selected precisely for their nasty character and need to prove themselves as “equal” to men by being even more nasty and murderous than male politicians…]”
I’ve had nearly this exact discussion with my partner. It also seems that these sorts of women get all the more hate for it. Women are often associated with motherhood and care giving, women who laugh at the annihilation of the innocent anger the bloods more than a man laughing about such things.
Bone and Saker, re: sidebar, these women are chosen long before they get out of school. They are groomed, taught and molded, (yes, some so old, Merkle, they look moldy) but it’s not some twist of fate. Anyone think Obama, mister obscurity himself, just droped in from Algeron and took over the US. All grooming from the peerage, check out their geneology.
My theory: In a male dominated environment, only the most psychopathic of women can make it to the top.
That is so true. The top, in your sense, denoting downfall and taking many others with them. Avalanche of destruction.
Great article TS!
Your comment…”Simply put, the upcoming vote is either a vote for upholding law and order in the USA, or for total nihilism.”
…this made me reflect on a recent Tweet by Jim Rickards in which he said…
“In 2016, Donald Trump won Pennsylvania by 44,292 votes,
In 20209, Pennsylvania has 276,648 new first-time gun owners. That second statistic may tell you more about this election than all the polls combined.”
Maybe this is part of the magic that Amarynth refers to and also the miracle that the lesser of two evils needs to carry the day…interesting times! The fact that Pennsylvania is one of the 13 swing states makes the situation even more fascinating.
Cheers and best regards
PS I absolutely take your point as to the shocking murder of Soleimani, but IMHO even more disgraceful is the fact that Trump has supported the persecution and incarceration of Assange. These two acts are a salient illustration of your point that the empire has collapsed already.
The fact that someone of this ilk who supports the slow murder of arguably humanity’s most heroic whistleblower/journalist and yet could remain the preferable POTUS candidate for 2020 is a graphic illustration that it is nothing more than a putrid rotting corpse.
The fact that Assange exposed horrendous war crimes that without any shadow of doubt inadvertently helped Trump win in 2016, makes his position morally reprehensible and extraordinarily callous.
Just as a reminder of how quickly the US has fallen, recall this quote from Dubya Bush’s Senior Advisor, Karl Rove:
“recall this quote from Dubya Bush’s Senior Advisor, Karl Rove:
“We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”
Quotation without context is a form of obfuscation.
Part of the context of Mr. Rove’s observation was based on the self-designated “elites” contempt of “their population” (possessive case), his failure to expand upon how others study – ergo their levels of immersion in ideologies encouraged by the “elites”, and the aversion of self-designated “elites” in some social relations to remain silent, and instead to engage in bombast and other forms of self-promotion.
The validity of Mr. Rove’s contentions is illustrated by this blog and many other phenomena, including the total number of votes in aggregate for all candidates in today’s “Presidential election”.
A further quotation from Mr. Rove’s collected works is missing from this contribution namely:
“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you should concentrate on”
which was partly informed by “losing” Russia in the 1990’s, such considerations being roughly co-terminous with Mr. Rove’s observation, which through the early 2020’s continued to inform some others not to waste time talking with monkeys.
Herr Rrhumsfeldt about the known knowns and that which from there
presumably follows: https://youtu.be/GiPe1OiKQuk
Logical and common sense analysis, as always, Saker. I look at it this way. Trump will win re-election, but once sworn in for his second term, he will become very liberal. He will feel he owes no one anything back. Including those who voted for him again. I feel he will double down in his foreign policies and continue poking the bear and the dragon. And I feel he will never leave Iraq. The soldiers are still there and don’t look to me as if they are leaving any time soon. He will also allow Netanyahu to ramp up all kinds of attacks on Iran. And seek assistance from this so-called “NATO of the Middle East”, which includes all the oil countries and Sudan. I would not put it past Netanyahu to even use just one nuclear weapon on them, after some sort of false assumption that the existence of Israel is at stake and in big trouble because of “Iranian aggression that must be stopped at all costs”.
I say this about Trump because I never liked him, or voted for him, and never will. To me he is a Liberal New Yorker, who used his New York style bravado to get where he wanted, which was being president, without working through the system to get there, that is, as political leader of some kind. I feel, again, that once sworn in again, he will disappoint many, many people, because he really won’t give a hoot.
The Anglo-Zionist Empire is just the Neo-Colonial extension of the Colonial Empires before it. Under Colonialism the West just took what it wanted, under the Neo-Colonial Anglo-Zionist Empire, the West was given what it wanted or it done some regime changes.
Ultimately the Neo-Colonial Anglo-Zionist Empire started deteriorating because of several reasons
– neglect of the 99%, worship of the 1%
– debt driven economic growth model
– finance (nonsense) over production (real) economy
But the Neo-Colonial Anglo Zionist Empire was never the end goal so it was always supposed to deteriorate, it was just a temporary position that was taken. The ultimate goal was always
– decrease in population of useless eaters
– decrease in the sovereignty of nations
– One World Government to replace nations
– New World Order with some degenerates as the “Kings of this World” and the remaining rest of us as slaves
The ultimate NWO OWG goal is now in sight, the population decrease is going ahead with the coronavirus, it doesn’t kill many people but its consequences bankrupt the 99% while at the same time food insecurity and violence / civil war is looming, meaning the population decrease of the useless eaters is imminent anyway.
The sovereignty of nations has been eroded under the Neo-Colonial Anglo-Zionist Empire, North and South America is becoming one big Latino zone, Europe is consolidating under Germany, China is supposed to be consolidating in the East, etc. The various consolidations are just the first step towards the OWG. Nations are already disappearing, Tibet is gone, France is now a Muslim country (according to one prominent politician there), etc, expect more of the same in the future.
The disappearance of the Neo-Colonial AngloZionist Empire is definitely happening, and it will be replaced with either multi-polarity (Russia’s goal) or the NWO OWG (Anglo-Zionist goal). The multi-polarity goal needs to have rule of law governing it else it will just deteriorate into a warring states scenario (1984).
Dear Mr. Saker,
I would very much like to be in agreement with your statement that the Empire is dead. However, I see that the Empire is strongly keeping its charm and seduction (I call it “sparkling shops and nude women”, meaning material fake-wealth and freedom of behaviour) for the unconquered ex-Soviet countries (Macedonia, Serbia, etc.), even for brotherly countries (Bulgaria). Armenia will soon fall into the Empire’s pocket, Belarus maybe, probably, and the “stan” countries of Central Asia maybe, probably. Georgia and Ukraine seem to be lost forever, same for ex-Warsaw Pact countries, same for Western European countries which would rather die than live under a Russian-type (or more exactly a non-decadent) way of life. And I think the same slow gnawing of the bases of society is happening in Russia. And I think that, after Mr. Putin, Russia will be left in the same state as France was left after de Gaulle : more wealthy but deprived of its national bases and pride. Another victory for the Empire. The Empire … decadent, malevolent, yes …. any defect you wish, yes … but I do not see that it is its end (as mush as I would like to see it happen).
I have one question.
Is this the collapse of AS Empire or IS this the collapse of all western civilisation?
Not only christian civilisation but the platonist-christian-germanic civilisation.
We are sons of Socrate as much as Jesus, and all the western lands, from sweeden to Spain and Italy, from Austria to England were ruled by germanic tribes, Franks, Ostrogoths, Wisigoths, Engles, Saxons, and others for more than 4 centuries. And all the western aristocraty was the heirs of those germanics rulers.
Dear Saker, you always say that west is agressive with Russia because of being catholicisme romans.
I don’t think so.
I think that is because western european civilisation is fundamentaly germanic. As for USA.
And I think that is this old and tired civilisation that’s dying.
Not only the AS Empire.
Avec toute ma considération.
I am not our friend Saker, but if you allow me, I would like to give my opinion here. I think the failure of the United States Empire does not mean the end of western civilization as a whole, but the end of the life of this same imperial virus infecting one after the other, the north-western lands, for centuries. Currently, the US is the host of this virus. If we are luck, The virus will die with the host. As every virus, imperialism leaves the host in very bad state. Look at nowadays Europe…
I am Brazilian, and I support Trump. Not because I like or have any sympathy for him… mostly the opposite. My only reason for my support is he is destryoing the imperial status of the USA faster than anyone could antecipate.
For the record, I hate Bolsonaro too, but this is another matter, that we brazilians will have to take care sooner than later.
I agree that JM Greer was prescient when writing Twilights last gleaming, and I agree that assassinating Solemani was a suicidal act of desperation, but I disagree with the fundamental premise of your analysis.
That fundamental premise is that USA is an empire. I think the state of affairs is far less clear cut than that. Yes, the USA has gone through an imperial phase, but a wider reading of history suggests that both the British and USA imperial ventures have been undertaken due to considerable behind the scenes direction from Zionist forces. If that is so, can they really be called empires? Or is it the Talmudic narcissistic cult at the root of Zionism that is the real “imperial” entity?
It is those Zionist forces that comprise the real empire, and they are a very long way from dead. What is dying as we watch is their latest tame thug. They are busy transitioning to the next phase of their attempt to bring about the flowering of their deluded fantasy of global dominion, a one world government with their chosen few in control. For that to happen the USA empire must vacate the field. And fiat currency must be debauched so that the single global currency can be imposed on all nations. The Euro scam was the test run, and looks like the model they will attempt to impose. Suicide or euthanasia?
The West was the cocoon where the Zionist entity was nurtured, at the expense of the host nations, which are now nothing more than hollow shells.
The entity was finally “born”, when Israel was established, as the Zionist regime.
The Zionist regime now controls the entire world economy, and the fall of the West does not concern it in the least, not while China is around.
The Zionist regime has only a single headache; Iran. Their plan was that Israel would stretch across the entire middle east by now, controlling the bulk of the world’s oil and gas, through which they would go on to absolutely dominate the world.
Iran is all that stands between the Zionist regime and total world domination.
Consider this: Israel has taken control of the US government. It controls the Hegemon, its politics, its military, its money, and can use its power as if it were Israel’s itself.
The irony is that it changes nothing for Israel. Iran has built the counter weapons against the US might, and therefore it counters Israel’s power, also.
The Zionists have reached their pinnacle, yet cannot win even against a battered and shattered Syria.
The Zionists are left with hybrid war and destabilization efforts to try to topple Lebanon because they cannot defeat the Hezbollah military.
The Zionists cannot even stop the egoist Erdogan who challenges Israel in the ME and east Mediterranean.
What they haven’t been able to do on their own, they certainly have not improved their position controlling the US as their front man.
The gains of late are all at the margins. And soon, Iran will be armed up five-fold with Russian S-400s, and many other defensive and offensive weapons systems, as well as volumes of Chinese military equipment, too.
The likelihood of a war against Iran will grow dimmer each day. The window is almost totally closed.
I see what you are saying. However, I cannot help but distrust China and Russia, and suspect them of being with the enemy.
Can you prove that China and Russia are not allied to global Zionism and aligned with its aims and purposes? By aims and purposes I mean, for example, the materialist hedonist philosophy of life, a life where mankind is reduced to a robot worker.
I guess time will tell.
What do you believe is going on in the world, Larchmonter445? Do you believe that mankind is free? sane? healthy?
I see very dark days ahead, mate. The rosy picture of a tripartite alliance defeating the enemies of mankind that you seem to be drawing just doesn’t add up for me.
why does it not add up?
I see questions myself on the veracity of China/Russia relative to the Zionists, yet how does victory of the Houthis, the stymy in Syria, the truculence of Erdogan, fit such complicity on the parts of China/Russia?
I don’t see that Chinese finance is controlled by Zionist bankers…there is no looting of China and Russia. at best any collusion between the 3 will not involve any Zionist looting of those 2 countries. and any such ‘cooperation’ as you imply cannot result in the full modern arming up of Iran. Russia/China, now the embargo is gone will have to refuse to sell arms to Iran, and assistance where sought in their military development programs.
there would have to be huge surprises in the long run if there is instead a indeed and instead, a tri partite between the Zionists. Russia/China…like Russia, with a military presence in Syria takes over in the interest of Zionism, instead of fighting Syria’s enemies: attacks Turkey and subdues that nation in the same interests. and of course in its region China would have to reveal the same and dominate for the Zionists.
I mean anything is possible but why would that be, given the long revealing history of the ‘Chosen People’ and the fact that their plans contains the interests and well-being of no others at all…only Jews. will you join up and fight for you own depopulation and slavery guaranteed up the road?
if you join up with the ‘Chosen’ at this point you must be prepared for that fight up the road when all others are subdued…between you and the ‘Chosen People!’. no doubt they would be prepared and ready. will the Russians and Chinese be?
and what unimaginable plans would the ‘Chosen’ have developed to defeat, depopulate, and enslave the remnants of those two huge nations…250+ million, and 1.4 billion+ people!
interesting scenario, and again anything is possible! but suspicious as I am a Chinese/Russian/Zionist collaboration dos not add up. we know at the end and at the top there can be only one…especially given the Jews as they are the ‘Chosen’. any collaboration by the others mean means national suicide – the Jews will find a way. would you set yourself and your people up like that?
Correct me if I’m wrong, but there was a time when the West was prosperous, and every kind of item was being produced in the factories of the West by Western hands, and the standard of living of the people was improving day by day, and people in the West were happy, and everyone in the world believed that the West was the savior of the world. In other words, the same pattern that China is following today.
How do you reckon that China is not being built up to be looted later, just like the West?
Believe it or not, there was a time when people would mock me when I’d say the West is controlled by Zionists. No one believed it, not so long ago.
My only concern is, seeing as how the Zionist regime has the power to exclude entire nations from the global financial sector and crush their commerce, why did they allow China to flourish while they have been strangling Iran?
Please do not tell me that China and Russia have been helping Iran get around sanctions, as it goes against what we see happening here in Iran. The price of just about everything has gone up by another 25% in the last two weeks. Some things have gone up by over a 100% since the beginning of the summer.
Sanctions are working, mate. Everything from cement, steel, chicken, beef, plywood, manure, non-alcoholic beer, rice and tooth brushes has seen its price nearing unaffordable levels for the average Iranian.
The situation on the ground here would shock you, I guarantee it. Zionist power to blockade a country is absolute, and China has been complicit in the Zionist plan for Iran, working together with fifth column elements in Iran, without whom all would have been in vain.
Take the Iranian auto industry for example, which used to be self-sufficient, producing everything right down to the smallest parts right here in Iran. Before the sanctions started, China approached Iran with deals on certain standard auto parts, simple things like nuts and bolts, at a fraction of the cost of production in Iran. Iranian auto manufacturers were thrilled, needless to say, and they started buying Chinese parts and many Iranian factories were shut down and scrapped. As soon as Chinese infiltration of the Iranian industrial sector was complete, sanctions came, US dollars became scarce, their price went up, and with them the price of Chinese parts, which were suddenly more expensive than Iranian parts of a few years back. And so the price of Iranian cars, and every other Iranian industrial product, suddenly became tied to the US dollar exchange rate, courtesy of China.
The cheapest Iranian made car on the market, which sold for about 10 million tomans on the eve of Trump’s election, now costs 140 million tomans, four years later.
So, when I read people here saying that China and the US are enemies, I can’t help but sneer. It is like when Russia and England were working together to dominate Iran in the 1800s, when the two were supposedly enemies.
I think there is a bit of wishful thinking and youthful optimism at play here, when people talk about how China and Russia are going to save the world. Save the world from the West, perhaps, but certainly not from the cancer of global Zionism which is now so deeply ingrained in everything as to be effectively inoperable.
I had no idea of the state of the Iranian economy that you describe and the role of China you allege in squeezing the life out of the Iranian economy. how do I get information on the Iranian economy, how can I asses what’s going on when there is nothing coming out that is valid, comprehensive and useful in clarifying what’s actually the state of affairs there?
I ask the question again: How can Putin and XI work with the Zionist for Zionist purposes when they cannot help but be aware of what that actually means ultimately for the Russian and Chinese people?
I mean I cannot deny that you may be right. what you claim is what I intimated here many times, no doubt to the chagrin of the Saker and Larchmonter. but ultimately Jewish domination would not be able to work unless all populations in the world are reduced and the remnants enslaved, or rendered in whatever way they can be, completely unable to challenge Jewish power forever.
what is that going to mean in actual terms for the Russian/Chinese populations that Putin and Zi Jing Pin can accept? are they going to lead their people into genocide and Jewish killing fields?
how do you deal with a population like China’s form the Jewish ‘Chosen’ interest?
and how can Ji Ping set that up?
what the hell kind of control do the Zionists wield that can get from Zi Ji Ping what they want, that is totally injurious to the Chinese future, to the very existence of the Chinese, when the Chines power that is in potential so vast, they can grow to control, even eliminate the Zionists seemingly easily?
who would give up all of that for whatever the Zionists offer to pay them? there is absolutely nothing the Zionists could offer Putin and Ji what they already have. and if Putin and Zi are Sleepers the same equation applies: “we now have more than you can possibly offer we change out minds!”
it is the same with Putin/Russia! why would Putin even tolerate the Zionists, what could they have over him? what sort of power do they exert over Russia that prevents Russian opposition to Putin.. if indeed Putin is a Zionist corruption… from exposing this fact about Putin, the utter danger it represents to the Russian people, overthrowing Putin and leading Russia to safety, and in the process pushing Israel in what would be the wrong direction for them?
next point is that the kind of power you claim that Israel/Zionists wield, if they do in fact have such power they are moving too slowly for sure and I cant see any reason why? with that kind of power over the whole world they should be out in the open already, large and in charge barking orders at everyone!!! not involved in playing fakedemic, playing all sorts of clandestine games when they would not need to. if they are in such utter control of China and Russia they have no need to fear any nation and popular opposition in the whole world.
all that being in place the Zionists should already be dictating to Iran. Iran has no weaponry that can deal with the Jews if they can collapse all the world powers on Iran. if China/Russia are Zionist then the only nation of any note in the world at all, that is opposed to Israel/Zionists is Iran. and Iran would not be able to stand before such a concentration of power. so what in the hell is Netanyahu waiting on to bring that power to bear on who appears to be his main concern…Iran?
indeed why wait to levy such power on the whole planet for that is what he has with those nations under Jewish wrap…the whole planet! who isn’t fooled and made stupid already by Jewish propaganda all these long centuries, do not have the power to withstand, are increasingly impoverished, sick in body and mind, cant afford health, and are barely able to afford food for themselves and family, can’t pay their bills, indebted to the hilt
all the people are already wearing stupid ineffective and useless masks, believing in the nonsense Corona, if proof is needed to convince, that populations seemingly are of no threat to the Zionist power. so if they have the Russians and Chinese in tow then what the hell are they waiting on? Venezuela should not be a bother, the Americans would barge in to eliminate the Houthis, Syria would be toast, Erdogan would not have S-400’s, with Iran lining up for some of their very own
in the case of your argument now would be the Zionist time to pounce on the planet and take it all, clearing the way for the fight with the Russians and Chinese ultimately…or do they have such control there already they would be able to start killing off the Chinse billion and a half right away, with CCP complicity?
my point is clear! I do not see any logic at all for the Chinese/Russians to have sold out to the Zionists…certainly no critical mass of their leadership. I do not see any benefit at all for those two nations in doing that, only the very gravest danger to them all soon enough, the more so as they have had long direct and horrific experience with the Zionists for a very long period of time. I mean does not Putin know the history of 1917 and the so-called Russian revolution, the destruction of Russian royalty and the imposition of Marxist counter-revolution that shut Russian down for 2 generations, and ended in an orgy of Jewish looting of Russia for 10 years before Putin put an end to it?
Rather than sell out to the Zionists Putin logically should be a Russian holder of a blood grudge against the Jews, in utter determination to effect that grudge at some point, rather than a Moscow Tom.
I am looking for the logic of the treachery, some kind of solid circumstance that sets it up, but I cant find any, despite what you described of the developments in Iranian manufacture and finance. you are going to have to dig deeper and come up with some kind of evidence as I don’t see where we are going to get such information here about Iran that is valid. I mean you might be right! and lord knows I look for the Zionist everywhere. and I know how corrupt and traitorous human beings can be. but to be made to act against ones onw best interest to the extent involved here, by men who in theory at least do not need anything at all, they have all the could possibly need and want have sold out.
( do not forget: set us up with verifiable links etc., for what you state about the Iran economy as a result of dealings with China…from valid sources…indeed from any sources at all. I can work with any source. its just that I have seen no such reports in the western news I frequent around the net and elsewhere. I imagine that the western media would be jumping for joy at such developments so why don’t we hear about such here! )
I have made the case for Zionist infiltration of Russia on this site before, and none have come forward to disprove it. I will make my case again.
Alexander Abramov, head of Evraz, Russia’s largest steel producer.
Petr Aven, head of Alfa-Bank, Russia’s largest commercial bank.
Mikhail Fridman, head of Alfa-Group, ranked Russia’s most important businessman in 2017, the seventh richest Russian.
Leonid Mikhelson, CEO, Chairman and major shareholder of the second largest Russian gas company Novatek. Second richest man in Russia.
This is just a few names, to get some perspective on what kind of power Zionists hold in Russia.
“Jewish Ashkenazis represent 21% of all the billionaires in Russia, even though they comprise only 0.11% of the population.” (according to ynetnews)
The next point is the fact that whenever the Zionist regime wants to bomb Iranian targets in Syria, they collaborate with Putin, who shuts down Syrian missile defenses and enables Zionist aggression against Iran and the resistance.
Also of note is the fact that Russia officially recognizes the Zionist pseudo-state as a legitimate country, and Russian trade volume with the Zionist regime dwarfs Russian trade volume with its large and highly populated neighboring developing country, Iran.
How can Russia trade with Iran when they are complicit in Zionist sanctions against Iran and do not offer Iranian citizens any financial services?
And the last point is the lack of any statement by Vladimir Putin that demonstrates his anti-Zionist stance. Who do you think has kept Putin in power all these years?
I am afraid I cannot offer you any verifiable sources about Iran. All I can do is invite you to dig up and read what I have put forward on this site, then you can judge what I say based on merit and either take it or leave it. But I do not lie, and what I have said about the Iranian auto industry is common knowledge here.
You say Putin and Xi have no reason to betray their countries, as if no politician is doing that anywhere in the world right now, as if you are unfamiliar with how corrupt politicians can be, and how easily they can be extorted and blackmailed by those with real power.
There is a Zionist-sympathizing fifth column element in Iran, where all rich and powerful Zionists were executed 40 years ago. How can you believe they hold no sway in China where they have been free to operate these past forty years?
I have nothing but respect for your case man. you sound sincere to me and your arguments reasons well. I know the quality of humans politicians are but the question to me is obvious. there can be no win but for anyone but the Jews, and Jewish victory as more and more advanced technique becomes available, can mean literally the end of states, destruction of and enslavement o and peoples and so on, permanently.
I may be innocent or rather stupid but the I cant see how the Russian and Chinese peoples are unaware of this and leave themselves exposed to the consequences…even if their current leadership are caught in the glare. that’s my contention that I leave for the moment.
Putin indeed may be a sleeper. I noted that a long time ago. but Putin is not all of Russia.
and again I ask…how thorough is the Zionist hold on Russia if they cannot collapse Russia onto Iran, if Iran is such an urgent issue for them?
Cogent is your argument yet the Zionist power cannot be as complete as you imply given the state of relations among all involved. the Zionists do not appear to be getting their way to any extent that appear equal to their interest/needs at this time
“and again I ask…how thorough is the Zionist hold on Russia if they cannot collapse Russia onto Iran, if Iran is such an urgent issue for them?”
I don’t think that is the right question to ask. Is there a smidgen of doubt about how thorough the Zionist hold on the USA is? And yet the USA does not attack Iran either.
The USA had 100,000+ troops stationed in Afghanistan, and 100,000+ troops stationed in Iraq. Clearly, both countries were staging grounds for the attack on Iran. I’m guessing the idea was that US/NATO troops would attack Iran simultaneously from East and West. And yet it never materialized.
They came all the way down here. Brought a massive army. Spent an ungodly amount of money, and had to retreat empty-handed, leaving Iran to dominate its neighbors through the power vacuum left by the US departure.
And remember, the USA did not come willingly. The Zionists had to nine eleven them to get them to come in the first place.
If the US/NATO’s attempt at war with Iran played out like that, do you think Russia would be lining up to go next? Do you think the Zionists will still be thinking about a military assault on Iran at all anymore?
But, the real question is, what made the US retreat?
Saker!!! We, as the National Peoples Army (East German Army) where periphery in the Warsaw Treaty. We paid for our Army, for the Soviet Forces, stationed in the GDR, we where combat ready and trustworthy!!! Our Commander of the Land Forces even encirceled a Soviet Division during a War game Maneuvre – Result: Game Over for the Soviets. So, not everybody in the Periphery gave nothing back!
Thank you for pointing out the importance of the DDR – I feel it is not given enough credit and I’ll do my best to restore the balance.
Just because the Western propaganda denigrated it, it doesn’t mean that many people don’t know the truth. I just wish there were more Ossies prepared to share their experiences.
Die DDR war wunderschön. Ich hatte viele Freunde dort. Höffentlich es würde möglich daß die DDR lebt noch einmal.
The GDR was beautiful. I had many friends there. It would be possible for the GDR to live again
Genau. Perhaps you’ll join me in exploring the possibility of the revival of this non-imperialist emanation of Germany?
If Saker is right, it’s a little ironic.
Usually, Empires die or are deadly wounded in great battles.
Spanish empire died in Rocroi in 1643.
Austrian empire was deadly wounded in Austerlitz in 1805.
France was deadly wounded in 1916 in Verdun in a Pyrrhus Victory.
British collapsed in 1940 in Dunkirk.
Germany in 1941 in front of Moscow.
And the greatest empire of all Times of all the Galaxy ans even more collaps with a flick of a third order nation.
I think that USA finally dead of a misunderstanding. USA is like the Rembrandt’ s picture “the night Watch” were you can see plump and pink merchants pretanding to be great warriors because they wear wealthy armors and weapons .
As for USA. Heirs of Holland more than of England.
Because they wear able to produce more guns, tanks, sheeps, carriers, planes, than all other together un WW2, they suddendly imagined that they was great warriors.
What a mistake.
Then, they went in a dead end.
At the democratic convention in 1945 that stolen the investirure to Wallace for Truman in the greatest political scandal of Démocrate Party.
Wallace wanted a World of peace, Freedom, cooperation, respect and a good deal for peoples.
Instead of that, we had atomic bombshell, coldwar and the World we know.
Yankees terribly overrate themselves for warrior spirit.
Then, they stand by something that doesn’t exist.
You’ve homed in on the key event that decided the fate of the USA (the 1945 Democratic convention). Please bear with me – I’ll be writing something about this soon.
Totally agree. Churchill hated FDR and Stalin, both of whom wanted to end imperialism.
The rigged Convention that prevented Wallace from being nominated marked a real turning point in US history. It chose the dark path…probably with the direct aid of Churchill, who singlehandedly instigated the Cold War for no good reason but his own ambition.
While Churchill was most certainly involved, there is a bit more to this – I hope to have the piece ready soon.
Don’t forget Operation Unthinkable, Churchill’s plot to start WWIII against the USSR the moment the Nazis were defeated.
It was only marginally less insanely evil than George Patton’s independent plan to start WWIII against the USSR using Nazi troops as spearheads in alliance with the US army. I have always believed Eisenhower had Patton eliminated to save the world from another war.
You might be right there. Lauded as the greatest blah blah ever, he was a glorified division commander (while the Soviets were wielding Army front (napravlyenie) commanders in their 40s).
Imagine if Zhukov or Rokossovsky had had films about them made a la George Scott! Or young Vatutin for that matter.
MacArthur was another rabid dog – almost did start WWIII.
The Empire’s goal has been full Spectrum Dominance and that goal has not yet been abandoned.
Instead, it is reaching its culmination. As has been mentioned many times the window of opportunity to maintaining this dominance will pass in the next 5 years. That is, if rising competitors are not taken down by then, it will be too late. So, it is now or never.
The Empire is not bothered by the deaths of its citizens or soldiers, as has been demonstrated by 9/11. The only issue is whether the deaths are politically advantageous or not.
Taking out Iran will not be difficult- A nuclear bomb on each of its 20 largest cities will ensure its total defeat. All that is required is a plausible pretext. Remember, the Empire has already demonstrated its ability AND willingness to use nuclear weapons- and that too for the most flimsy pretext.
Jiri, this is no longer 1946, and Uncle $cam is no longer the sole nuclear power. Today, I bet, ex-U$ Army bombs are “gone missing” on the black market, among other sources of “a big bang for your buck”. And most important of all, as Saker says, Iran can get Uncle $cam into really hot water with Big Daddy Rothschild if, in reply of Uncle’s nukes, Iran deploys ultra-accurate non-nuclear missiles to destroy profitability in Rothschild Oil Companies known as KSA, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain etc. Uncle might also ponder this: the wind blows from East to West; nuclear dust from Iran will drift over ‘the Promised Land’, seriously affecting U$ investors in Israel tourist revenues, agricultural exports and property values.
Thanks to the Saker – I might be a tad less optimistic but would like to use this opportunity to address the soul-crushing hypocrisy of the British would-be empire which tries to paint itself as a standard bearer for truth and justice (I apologise if OT). Following a long history of manipulating various Muslim tribes (both Shia and Sunni), here is the latest disgusting shilling apotheosis for a mercenary spy whose claim to fame (this modern Lawrence) was to have paid and directed various throat-cutting degenerates (whom various British governments would import and coddle) in their criminal propaganda work against the people of Syria.
If there is one image that describes the utter disgust with which I view the ignoble machinations of the Perfidious post-imperial Albion, it is the potent mix of hypocrisy, cant and will to evil that is exhibited in this Guardian piece by a russophobic drone Martin Chulov.
Why did you bother to read the Soros-sponsored (formerly Rothschild supervised) Guardian? Try Off-Guardian (OffG) instead; set up by disgusted former readers to promote the Truth.
But, as you say, British Hypocrisy has been popular since the Rape of the Free Afrikaaner Republics (whitewashed as the Boer War, 1898-1901).
“Extending Royal Protection over an oppressive Calvinistic patriarchy, and aiding its benighted inhabitants to develope their backward gold and diamond industry” — Opinions by Winston Churchill, Bernard Shaw and Henrik Ibsen.
I do read Off Guardian but Grauniad is an official organ whose pronouncements give you a very good idea of the warped thinking behind the likes of “White Helmets, Black Hearts”. In that sense, it is more interesting.
Off Guardian is good but IMHO often avoids “explosive” issues. Nevertheless, may they long continue.
I’m afraid OffG is now so obsessed with Covid 19 that they’re hardly bothering to b write about anything else. No longer worth reading in my opinion. You can only stand so much monomania.
I thought the same. Something changed (as they say at the Guardian :-))
Ken, readers of OffG have been known to complain that Saker Vineyard avoids “explosive” issues like Covid-19. Long may both continue. Gesundheit!
I share your disgust, but would urge readers to NOT view the article linked.
These are better:
How does someone fall 3 floors and break their head And legs? Suspect the broken head came before the fall and the legs after.
Seems our champion of trust had been commercing with prostitutes, and his widow perhaps not quite so noble
His death bono’d some cui, or is that cia?
Thank you, I still urge readers to read it – to renew their will to oppose the slimy lying UK regime. I’m going to avail myself of your offer now.
There were rumors that Soleimani was going to run for President. He would have won in a landslide. And he would have been the best President Iran ever had.
Thank you Saker.
I have been waiting (anxiously) for your submission on this piece, but I don’t think General Soleimani would ever agree to run for the presidency.
Though you being on the ground may have some one or other perspective or reason to assert that could debunk my view.
But why do you think the General would make for a good president?
Just a rumor that was going around, Yk. Nothing concrete.
Iran is a country that is at war. Economic war, psychological war, cultural war, perhaps even biological war right now, and also military war on multiple fronts. It just seems right that the head of the country should be a warrior. Iran has had many civilian presidents, and none of them have been satisfactory so far.
For my part, I hope that the next president will be a revolutionary guard. Personally, I want to see the corrupt and powerful elements that manipulate politicians in Iran try and proposition, threaten, extort or blackmail the Sepah.
And the revolutionary guards are hands down the most capable organization in Iran. And I hear the Zionists and Americans are even a bit scared of them. Who better to run the affairs of the country in this crucial time?
I think I get your gist now, Iran for all purpose is a nation at war – a very brutal war – on all fronts, it is one good reason no doubt for Iran to have a president that is trained to act under the condition of war and who is better to do that than a member of the famed Revolutionary Guards.
The Guards no doubt is full of talented people in various fields, however, with the rate of cultural war being waged by the empire’s media machine against the Iranian populace what are the chances of a Guards member emerging as the president of Iran through the peoples vote?
Another point I want to raise is the 25 years agreement with China, as we’ve seen how the JCPOA has ended up will the Rouhani Zarif clique be trusted no to make a mess of things again?
Or what’s your opinion on these?
The price of everything here has gone up again since the last time we checked in a few weeks ago. It is almost impossible for the average person to live here now. Nobody here will be voting for the reformists at the next election, I don’t think.
And I still stand by what I said about the deal with China, behind which I can clearly see the hand of global Zionism stretched to take Iran’s hand and break it.
If the deal with China goes through, Iran may become irredeemably dependent on China, which is no different than being dependent on the West, in my opinion.
Perhaps the US and Israel realize that a military victory against Iran is practically out of reach, as Larchmonter believes, and this deal with China is their plan B to tame Iran. Perhaps they’ve realized that Iran does not respond to bullying and threats, so they are offering it honey now. Honey laced with rat poison.
Some time back I was arguing for Iran to not be so aggressive all the time and instead concentrate on making the Shia crescent from Lebanon, to Syria through Iraq to Iran a big, prosperous trade zone. The USA is going down so Israel is going down, so rather concentrate on GDP and things will turn out ok eventually.
Increasing the size of your economy is difficult, Russia just doesn’t seem to be getting its GDP going, and Putin is always blamed for this, but its weapon industry is flying. Russia seems to be concentrating more on food security than GDP growth, maybe getting food security first and then hoping GDP growth moves in the right direction afterwards.
Iran has an unbelievable opportunity at hand, making an economic miracle of the Shia crescent with trade stretching from the Mediterranean sea to the Persian gulf, just some resilient roads and railways needed which can be fixed easily when inevitably bombed. Then food production needs to be increased, the rainfall is just going to keep decreasing in those regions, so some Israeli drip irrigation technology and greenhouses needs to be adopted. They are the best in desert cultivation. Even China’s method of mulching the desert soil so that it can support crops needs to be adopted. Once food security and trade is sorted, GDP might take off.
Iran needs to declare a Jihad for Agriculture and Trade, or something like that.
Iran not be so aggressive all the time?
Before I came to this site, I had no idea how little people knew about Iran and the Iranian struggle. But now that I know, I can easily forgive statements like the one above, where Iran’s endless patience is painted as constant aggression.
The shelves in Iraqi shops are already packed with Iranian products. Iraq produces next to nothing. Iran produces literally everything. The Iraqis import nuts, fruit, dairy, natural gas, electricity, pharmaceuticals, toothpaste, cars, and even tires for their cars from Iran. And this is more or less also the state of affairs in Afghanistan and Syria as I understand it. Thanks to the US and Israel, our neighbors are incapable of producing anything themselves.
Obviously this is an opportunity for Iran, but it is a project that will bear fruit in the long-term, if at all. I don’t believe there is much US dollars forthcoming from our wretchedly poor neighbors, so we must charge them in whatever form they are capable of paying, which is looking quite bleak right now, as is expected with war-torn countries.
Iranian agriculture has already moved to the drip system these past few years, with all the necessary parts and equipment being produced right here. I don’t imagine Iranians need Israeli help in cultivating the desert which we have been cultivating since at least 3000 years ago.
If we ever need GMO seeds and carcinogenic herbicides and pesticides, we will be sure to ask Israel. Heh
There is tons to learn from the Israelis, from technologies to agriculture. The Israelis steal the best there is in the world, and then give it to the grateful Russians and Chinese. So take all you can from the Israelis, don’t ask them for anything. “Learn from your enemies”, “your enemies make you wise”.
You clearly say that it “is almost impossible for the average person to live here now”, meaning the sanctions are having an impact. Well the sanctions can’t be having an impact on energy, because Iran has all the energy in the world. So the only impact of sanctions must be on food, I heard about people complaining about the price of eggs that side. So get food production going, a war economy is a self sufficient economy, food security comes first. Get the price of eggs down to close to zero by means of over production, make Iraq and Syria produce raw materials needed by the Iranian economy.
Sad to hear about how Iran opened its economy up to the Chinese. Learn from that. The job China was given by the NeoCons via Globalization was to deindustrialize everyone, it done the job on the West, looks like Iran fell into the same trap. But you have got to destroy nations in order for the One World Government, the New World Order, to arise. The leadership in the West knowingly and willingly led the West to ruin, lets hope it was just an error in judgment by the leadership of Iran to allow China to deindustrialize them. But Iran has lots of energy, the old factories and blast furnaces can all be resurrected.
So nice to hear someone telling the truth about China on this website, most here seriously believe that China is the salvation of humanity, they even believe that Russia plays second fiddle to China on the world stage, that Russia is China’s junior partner. Ha! ha! ha!
I don’t think it is wise to follow in the footsteps of the enemy, or to learn their ways, unless one’s ambition is to become one with the enemy.
As a farmer, I am not happy at all about the government pushing drip irrigation, because of the obvious microplastic contamination implication, which is why I have refrained from adopting this foul connivance of the enemy, and I continue to irrigate my trees in the traditional fashion, which we have been doing for thousands of years since the first qanat was dug. Our traditional method has not degraded the fertility of our soils over millenia. But I promise you, all the lands being drip irrigated through plastic tubes will start to exhibit problems very soon, mark my words.
Iran has no problem feeding its citizens. The reason the price of eggs and chicken, for example, has been going up is not scarcity. The reason is that at some point, someone in the government thought it was a good idea to import chicken feed, like soybean, because the cost of production in Iran was higher than the cost of import. But again, like with the auto industry; sanctions make US dollars scarce, which makes their price go up, which makes the price of imported soybean go up, which makes the price of chicken and eggs go up.
I do not believe Iran fell into a trap. I believe fifth column elements in the government did this quite knowingly.
As for Syria, perhaps if the Israelis stop setting fires to their crops, something can be done, otherwise, they can’t even feed themselves, let alone produce a surplus.
Rest your soul brother the deal from China is legit to stop Iran falling. Russia has been appeasing isreal only to become part of the multi polar world, such as China appeasing them with the offer of the large ship port in isreal. Mr putin & Mr Xi are true fine statesmen in there own right and know there up against psychopathic occultism based on an ideology of Evil from Satan the dragon himself, un fortunately both will find out the hard way that world war iii is unavoidable as its God’s word! I will prove this as All Yous The Witness….. Nato base in Georgia FAIL. Qata FAIL Zambia FAIL. Cut Russia off in Caucasus FAIL. As it turns into Armagedon. Soon The Father will shake a mountain, causing an explosion with a great dust cloud that will ground the flights btw UK/USA, hurting the Zionist business deal financially all is on my behalf…. as I’m anointed a high position by the Father God, Yahweh has been my teacher in education to allow me to know the names, who were responsible for destroying his greatest gift ( LOVE ) to humanity. Yahweh has appeared to me twice in the sky and is so mighty and powerful, i have no words. He has deleted full paragraphs and typed countries iv never heard of before such as Qata and Zambia in front of my eyes! He pulses my leg gently when I need answers and has pained it also when I was writing things that were of no concern. watch for these signs they are not too far away.
The deal from China is absolutely not legit, mate.
The Zionist regime never planned to suck the US dry, like they have been forced to do. As I said before in the other discussion, the Zionist regime thought that they would own all the energy reserves of the middle east, by the 80s and 90s at the latest, and as such they would not only stand on their own, but come to dominate the whole world overtly and out in the open.
Iran holds the world’s largest natural gas reserves, and the third largest oil reserves, making Iran’s total energy reserves the largest in the world. Iran also holds a staggering 7% of the world’s total mineral reserves. This is why there has been no nuclear attack against Iran. The Zionist regime needs Iran, where a big chunk of the earth’s resources are buried, intact and sound. They do not want to turn Iran into a nuclear wasteland.
But, the Iranian revolution has been a serious spanner in the works for the Zionists. The Zionist regime had to ask a near bankrupt USA to come invade Iran. The USA refused of course, citing lack of economic capacity as the reason. The Zionist regime forced their hand through nine eleven. So, the US brought over two hundred thousand troops and stationed them to the East and West of Iran, and yet for some unknown reason, could not go through with the invasion and was forced to retreat and leave ISIS/al-Qaeda behind to fill the vacuum and protect Israel.
Iran turned ISIS into minced meat. Russia had to be brought in to take the place of ISIS as a buffer between Iran and the Zionist pseudo-state. Meanwhile, Iran took over the markets of its neighbors.
Rewind some years back, when the Zionist regime realized that the West was going down. They financed the meteoric and unprecedented rise of China, to be their new source of income while they continue their effort to capture Iran.
I have explained in another post, how the Iranian banking system operates. I will retell the story here. Iranian banks offer ~20% yearly interest on a short-term deposit (you can take your money out after 2 months) and they pay the interest month by month. The way this works is, the bank pools everyone’s money and uses it to finance development, which generates profit, profits which then go to the people whose money is in the bank in the form of twenty percent yearly interest, while the rest goes towards the bank’s upkeep and employee salaries.
Decades ago, some Iranians in the USA discovered a “scam”, where they would get a loan from a US bank at let’s say 2% interest. They would then bring that money here, put it in any bank and get 20% interest (sometimes even 25%). They would pocket a good deal of money like this. Needless to say, countless dollars started flowing into Iran from the West. Even foreigners started doing this. When the US caught on, sanctions followed, which have caused a steady devaluation of Iranian currency, which has made the scam untenable, and so it was abandoned. But, Iranian banks still offer the same 19-20% interest.
There is a lesson here. Banks are capable of generating over 20% profit with the money they hold. In Iran, as per Islamic banking and Islamic nun-usurious theory of money, the profit that the bank generates with people’s money, belongs to the people. So, for example, if you have a million dollars in your retirement account, the bank will give you 200,000 dollars per annum.
But where is this money, this interest, going in Zionist banks, which are the only type of banks in the world today, by which I mean, banks that do not pay their profits back to the people whose money they hold, but are instead private enterprises.
For example, the Zionist Alfa-Bank in Russia, which is the largest commercial bank there. What do they do with the 20+% profits that they generate? I will leave that to your imagination.
But suffice to say, the Zionists set up this same banking scam in China as well, and it is undeniably a scam. (ie. give me all your money, and I will use it for my own personal benefit, and give you next to nothing.) And so they pooled a nearly unlimited amount of money from over a billion slave-workers, and financed the development of China, to turn it into the next USA, to sustain them and their nefarious purposes in the world.
There is no China. No Russia. Only global Zionism, and Iran, going head to head, in a David vs Goliath style match.
If the fifth column Rouhani troupe of clowns and imbeciles make a deal with China, they will essentially be making a deal with global Zionism. A deal to make Iran dependent, and eventually compliant.
If Iran wins, it’s 20% interest for everyone. If Iran loses, it is never-ending slavery for the human race, toiling under the whip of global Zionism until we go extinct as a species.
Will the evil empire be replaced by the empire of the saints. Really, doesn’t matter. The empire of the saints has long been corrupted. Empires always collapse from their own weight. America has grown very fat. Go to the nearest Walmart and you will see. As always, the poor will pay the greatest price when the reins change hands.
Another excellent article, and to add another layer, the privatization and outsourcing of intelligence, say from around the Reagan era, though it really ramped up after September 11 2001, was the cancer that killed the empire.
“I’ve got murderers who have access to classified information. I have rapists, I have pedophiles, I have people involved in child porn. I have all these things at the interim clearance level, and I’m pulling their clearances on a weekly basis.”
Daniel Payne (2018) Director of the Defense Security Service at the Department of Defense”
When you have a brain drain that leave the CIA or NSA for example, and follows the money to a private intel firm, what is likely to happen?
When National Security becomes another commodity that the market places a dollar value on, that information gets sold to the highest bidder. There are many ‘state’ owned corporate front groups vying for that information.
When the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing and each and every commander has their own strategy, and you have highly influential private mercenaries like Eric Prince, in the middle of this, and your only allies are the ones you paid for…what is likely to happen?
Privatization of the US opened the way for everybody to feast and milk America till
it no longer became useful. Lobbyists and Corporations poisoned its Democracy, and the hysteria we’re witnessing is like watching someone jump on the cadaver for one the last breath.
Indeed. Citizen’s United bipartisan USSC decision of 2010 could be seen as the moment the US Central Government nexus was decapitated (after being hung by a rope for many years).
The last decade has seen the body following the head. 2020 could be viewed as a “dead cat bounce”, aided by the reactionary printing of over $3,000,000,000,000 funbucks (see Fed “asset” balance).
In light of the various institutions of the US being auctioned off, we should consider who is making the purchase, and when will they decide that they have gathered enough real assets and it’s time for the Final Crash (total collapse of USD). Chinese groups are certainly a big player here, as are many US corporations, notably Amazon. Because they are smart and they have money.
For humanity, this is a good outcome. The most terribly brutal military civilization in world history will dissolve without a major war. In many parts of America, it won’t be pretty, of course. But hopefully we will see a revitalisation of the Heartland and a partial progression back to a robust agrarian/manufacturing economy.
To paraphrase the great Caitlin Johnstone we fell when reporting war crimes became illegal because that revealed the full corruption of our MSM. Without a vibrant MSM our govt lies to us with impunity and even worse, actually believe in their own lies creating their own reality.
So I’d pin this on the GWB time frame because we are trying to kill Assange for reporting on the Apache helicopter murder of Iraqi civilians. Even at the time there was more rage at the leaking of the video than the content.
Prior to Iran launching their missile salvo at Al Asad, I remember Congressman, Generals, and creatures called ‘Security Experts’ assuring us that Iran would never dare launch a conventional attack on any U.S. target because we we too powerful. That Iran would only make dumpster fires.
Next, Iran gives us 5hrs warning, even then our commanders only bunker our troops, many in mortar pits rather than evacuate anyone – still not taking Iran seriously.
Today – Gen. Jack Keane proudly announces that killing Gen. Soleimani was a key part of Trump’s brilliant peace deals in the M.E. (alternate reality).
So even if our govt is really bad, if you have an MSM that challenges it when stuff hits the fan there is a road back but without it our fate is sealed ( and yes, I’m a lot of fun at parties :-) )
The average Trumpet believes as a matter of religious faith that Iran sponsors terrorists and that Soleimani was planning attacks on America. Because trump said so. Religious faith, as I said.
Here is a visible business support leaving empire in a late stage of collapse. Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas casinos are on the market to be sold because the US market is clapped out and Adelson is buying new casinos in Macau and Singapore. Not that I know too much about casinos and would not know how to gamble if I tried, but I do know when Mr Trump’s major donor starts liquidating and moving, it is a sign to be recognized – talk about business confidence! https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-10-26/adelson-s-las-vegas-sands-said-exploring-6-billion-vegas-sale?__twitter_impression=true
The technical side (the private side of the federal reserve) has yet to die, I would argue that is the day of death, (and strange public occurrences resulting from it), which could be any day now and reported by few.
One set of crucial questions remains unanswered and not even broght up in this crucial Saker article:
— will the collapse of the US world system also entail a severe blow to World Zionism?
— will possibly World Zionism and British (City of London) factions reorient and realign themselves with rising powers? (Russia, China, — or maybe move out to colonial economies like Brazil, the Argentine, Indonesia, Japan or Australia?
— will their present planned pandemic and abasement of World economy become a game-changer?
I hope The Saker will return to these questions.
By the way, in our native tongues north in the kingdoms of Zemlya, the word for ‘saker’ is “tartarfalker”– the falcons of High Tartary.
Also in this vein: Last week, the founder of the applied academic discipline of peace research, professor Johan Galtung, just turned ninety years old. Still precaucious like an overconfident teenager, but right on the mark: Several years ago, this future-scientist (“främtidsforskare”) predicted that this year of 2020 wold be the year of the greate “Kollaps von Amerika”.Steigt on the mark!
“One set of crucial questions remains unanswered”
To answer questions you not only need to formulate and pose them, but also to have stringent methods to explore them, otherwise they remain unanswered in greater assay, given that some assay of doubt/unansweredness will always remain as potential future catalyst, since omniscience is not possible in any lateral interaction.
A useful portal for catalysing this process can be – What are the “United States of America” and how are they facilitated ? – informed by why and how “One set of crucial questions remains unanswered and not even bro(u)ght up in this crucial Saker article” whilst eschewing hagiography.
This portal has the added benefit of catalysing re-enforcement of “One set of crucial questions remains unanswered and not even broght up in this crucial Saker article” by not passing go.
I usually enjoy your essays as they resonate with the way I see the foreign policy of the AZE. As a resident of the United States I am saddened that this is the state of affairs and like most people I cringe inside when I realize my consumerist lifestyle is subsidized by faux-slaves in China and other “manufacturing ghettos”. I believe you are mistaken in your belief that the liberals (democrats shall we say) hate the United States and everything it represents. The Confederate statutes issue was a ploy to sidetrack people’s attention away from the real problems of American society, but it was necessary for them to be brought down. Never has a nation raised statutes honoring traitors to that same nation and therefore why should traitors to the “United States” be celebrated by statutes and so forth?
Let us not forget that most of these statutes were erected in the period of time after the Civil war, a period of time we commonly call “the Jim Crow era”. When White nationalism was ascendant and the descendants of the Slavocracy wanted to celebrate the myth of the Lost Cause and tie it in with white nationalism.
I see the AZE as the last empire of Man, the last chance for man to shake his fist at GOD and build his ‘tower of babel’ against the Most High God. If another global empire arises (led by the Chinese perhaps?), then may it not be in our lifetime, for it will mean this land we live on, will be destroy in a nuclear holocaust.
Unfortunately you are right that Biden is a tool of the Clintonista camp or the Neoliberals, but let us not be fooled and also admit that Trump has become a tool of the Neoconservatives. His rhetoric is populist, but his ruling style and accomplishments are in alignment with the desires of the neoconservative wing of the duopoly. I actually feel sorry for President Trump. He is has little or no self-control and is unfit for the office of “King of the AZE”, but he is a great lighting rod for the Mitch McConnell, Pompeo & Meadows to hide behind, while they enact their dastardly agenda on the American people and the world. The problem is if we return Trump to office, the divisions in American society will become more fractured and “the love of many will grow cold”.
A war with the Eastern alliance (Russia/China/Iran/etc) has been on the books for a while now, we all see this. The 20 Million dollar question to be answered is, will it continue (as you have documented) as a 85% informational war 15% kinetic war or will Uncle Shmuel finally go for gold and try to nuke Russia/Iran or China?
I recognize those of us that are voting citizens of America are screwed because we have little or no choice in who we choose for President, but for the sake of peace, I would prefer the globalist Neoliberal wing who don’t want to burn the world if they can’t own it, rather than the neoconservatives, who I believe, would prefer war and destruction.
Augustine, I appreciate your insight.
I suggest that the danger of a hot war is overstated on a strategic level. Of course, there is always the possibility that some operational error causes nukes to be launched on accident. Barring that, the AZE is in no position to launch a real hot assault against any remotely defensible “enemy”. For doing so will induce China to, among other things, snap the neck of the USD in an instant. And who will fight for the AZE elite when the money is gone? Virtually no one.
When the Soviet Union collapsed the Warsaw pact ceased to exist and the periphery became separated from the centre.
Where is the equivalent of the fall of the Berlin Wall moment? Where is W. Europe’s liberation from the US empire? Why are there still troops in Iraq and all the other US bases?
NATO is expanding…Kosovo is still occupied, Ukraine is still being run by Nazis and the colour revolution attempt is still ongoing in Belarus..
In Latin America, Brazil, one of the key countries within the BRICS is run by an evangelical Zionist. Raul Correia of Ecuador who gave asylum to Julian Assange has been replaced by a US stooge.
The media continues the smear campaigns against those who oppose “Western Values”.
What has ceased to exist is USA as a concept: “land of the free, home of the brave”, the leader of scientific and technological advances (it has lost its edge not just militarily but also scientifically eg.vaccines, 5G etc.) The empire however still is thriving.
I think this article dangerously underestimates the US soft powers and the level of prostitution of the satellites of the empire.
I would not focus to much on the military power only. Yes the US military is in a profound crisis and the system inside the US cannot function properly anymore. But will these problems stop the US elites from doing what they have been doing for the last 30 years? Absolutely not a chance.
On the contrary we will see an increase of us pressure worldwide and the US satellites will follow in kind especially the EU which is a lost cause. The risks of war/ civil war are only increasing.
A wild beast is more dangerous when it is injured. This also applies to the US empire. In my eyes those who think we have already seen the worst the US can do are profoundly mistaken.
I’m glad you remembered General Soleimani in this article. His murder was a punctuation point for me, the final sinking into my awareness of “the great turning”— indeed my first apprehension of the timing of “the great turning” was when President Putin made his weapons announcement—I literally fell on my knees outside my garage, lifted my hands to the sky and thanked the most high out loud. I’m happy for the General, sad for those who wanted him to stay.
Brother Blue Iconoclast
I have a very different take on this issue. The empire’s collapse was slowly being brewed after WW2, and it was inevitable.
A that time, the US had the opportunity of appeasing its Hamiltonian drive and set up a sustainable economy, decreasing its dependency from abroad to a minimum and configuring social classes and élites that would support each other and understand bounds (limited social mobility to the masses, limited wealth growth to the elites). Living only by their means and isolating as much as possiblle from abroad, that’s what made the US great during the XIX century: Not getting involved in the then empire’s quarrels (France, England, Germany, Ottomans) and taking advantage of the World’s turmoil when available (seizing the Caribbean during the late XIX century). After 1945, the US set up the goal for World domination by its need of securing access to resources and fighting the Soviet Union, and then its future demise was sealed.
By 1950, reconfiguring the US would have meant to find an alternative to the society of mass consumption, because no country can afford an ever growing consumption base where a new generation enjoys a better living standars (purchasing standard) than the previous one. Such an increasing consumption base inevitably meant a dependency on foreign resources, and imperial foreign policies became thus unavoidable. No empire survives on the long run.
Loss of the gold standard, financiarization (sp?) with the consequent deindustrialization, loss of fiscal and commercial surpluses following cronic deficits, increasing tendency of uneven wealth distribution, all of that led to the current state of affairs.
The US was already f*cked up when Obama came to power.
“And the message to “to whom it may concern” sent by the Russian counter-attack was simple: attack a Russian base, or kill Russian soldiers and you will be killed: every time a Russian serviceman has been killed in Syria”
– unless your name is netanYahoo aka Benny Mileikowski and just cowardly shot down a Russian sigint plane hiding behind regular air traffick. Israel is clearly the exception here.
I also hope that US somehow could become a peaceful country but I’m afraid it’s impossible. Too much blood and too much bad karma will just have to take it’s toll. A settler state buildt upon the bones of 50 million genocided native Indians and millions and millions more around the globe and other unspeakable crimes against humanity in wars of greed can’t just hope to get away with it, that’s not how it works.
Yes, every time Trump boasts about killing Soleimani, I just switch off. It was an act of murder by an ignorant, venal ruling group. Yes, Trump was set up to do it and to justify it but he continues to do so dripping with self righteous glee which is what makes it even more stomach-turning echoing the Stoat gloat of Hilary over Khaddafi.
What concerns me is the murder-suicide pact that the current ruling bureaucracy has with a section of the American people i.e. the intelligentsia, media, and technocrats, and banking/finances. This compact wants to take us all down with them but those who are not signed on to the pact are those who plan to survive and fight.
What will rise from the ashes? And when? And at what cost to the rest of the world?
You forget Trump’s economic aggression – quite virulent.
As to the thesis of the post I would say the conflict in Vietnam is the turning point. The post-WW II economic expansion ended during this period, US monetary policy fundamentally changed, and the military defeat after a years long conflict (which used conscription to provide manpower) which caused over 50k deaths and 150k wounded deeply divided the country, causing social conflict. In the military it lead to the first steps under Ronald Regan to reassert military authority abroad by engaging in adventurist conflicts with weak opponents. This trend accelerated under Bush I with the first Iraq war and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, was continued by Clinton in the former Yugoslavia and elsewhere, and reached a frenzy after 9-11. Aggressive wars of choice against weak opponents are not a hallmark of great power, but of weakness and insecurity. While money was shoveled to a vast array of military projects, fancy weapons systems, and various conflicts, the economy stagnated, beginning in the 1970s, de-industrialization occurred, and the middle class began to stagnate and contract as labor unions were systematically destroyed and work – whole industries – was outsourced abroad to take advantage of cheap labor and lack of environmental regulation. The role of State propaganda began to increase in the 1980s, after being broken during the Vietnam conflict, and became omnipresent in public discourse after 9-11.
All these trends and threads are playing out now, but they are not rooted in today, but in the decades past. Momentum has been created that is very difficult to dissipate at the level.of the nation state. Seek no help from Washington to change the direction we are headed, it is incapable of providing it.
An addendum: the three assassinations that occurred during the 60s were also important in marking a shift from other paths that might have been taken to the one we find ourselves on today.
Pension Funds filled with stock options, war. The Killing Machine took US hostage as a totalitarian agenda, WWII. The path leading into the abyss is long in the tooth in the demented minds of the worst of our species. The Military Industrial Complex run via the Wall Street Daemons, is about a faux wealth in mass murdering our own specie … raping, pillaging, plundering .. earth, the resources (i.e., e.g., gold, et al, etcetera) & all life that is a cocreation from a source so magnificent there truly isn’t any label. “Tao” in the ancient tongue from the Far East, “that which cannot be named”. The USA economy was intentionally manufactured to be a system that gambled on ownership of slaves and natural resources. Oil is soon to be a past tense in energy “black gold”. All energy = system/s, the human body has 8 systems e.g.
The Empire USA Golden Army did not, as same same Rome (USA fashioned after), posess the Earth energy and all energies as what the unhealthy egos decided. POTUSES, FLOTUSES, SCOTUS, CIRCUITS, BARS, ET AL chosen alright, the dustbin of history. China suffered beyond all imagination in a western mind. Opium Wars, OMG then one child policy, girl babies killed. There is no stopping evolution. USA in a devolution must realize “… when the father has eaten sour grapes his children’s teeth shall be set on edge ….” Game over for USA, checkmate! Get ready Saker dear enlightened being. H2O filter (see Zen label), grow food (straw bales all seasons), gas generator, follow the Preppers! Your friend stone carver RK
1. Putin’s policies……it seems that Putin is a superman, there are no others. Only the cult of personality solves everything.
2. ……to disengage and separate from the former Russian periphery which only drained immense Russian resources and never gave Russia anything useful……time will tell that even the Russians left in neighboring countries, will turn their backs on Putin and support a new revolution in Russia that, whether we like it or not, will surely come. The statistics does not go in favor of Kudrin Sreder international regime in Russia, beside all marketing. The enemy is at the doorstep.
Thank you, Djole,
I wouldn’t put it as stridently, but you’re right. And I am doing something about it. Stay put.
“Things that can’t go on, won’t”. Professor Michael Hudson
If this news item is true, the Anglo empire is not dead yet: http://www.rt.com/news/504689-beijing-pompeo-cold-war-india/
If anything, it seems like India is being bred to succeed the USA as the enforcer of the Anglo-Zionist empire. Consider these factors:
*Netanyahu has endeared himself to Indian leadership by transferring many technologies to India, and doing frequent “cultural exchanges.”
*Indian leadership for the last 30 years consistently copies Israeli & Five-Eyes talking points on Islamic terrorism
*Indian tactics on interfering in its neighbours’ internal affairs are the same tactics used by its Anglo colonisers
*Indians still love Anglo culture, therefore they are sympathetic to Anglo political views.
While the intent on including India in the SCO was noble, India will only serve as a saboteur working to advance Anglo-Zionist interests, unless India is immediately expelled. Furthermore, President Putin CANNOT trust India with Russia’s best technologies, it will be the same as giving them to Uncle Scam.
No worries. It does not matter if USA is given original blueprints for the weaponry. USA does not posses knowledge and skill base for anything more sophisticated than 2 by 4. India herself might still have some knowledge, but no skills. All three of multipolar world’s leaders (China, Russia, Iran) are technically much stronger than any western nation. Only a few former socialist states still might have preserved enough of education and culture to be able to work together with the big 3. The rest, oh well….
In the US Many colleges are top heavy on social studies over math and science
7 types of social workers ; 1. Substance abuse social worker 2. Community social worker 3. Hospice & palliative care social worker 4. Military & veterans social worker 5. Child, family & school social worker 6. Psychiatric social worker 7. Healthcare social worker
According to the Bureau of Labour and Statistics, social workers earn an average of $50,470 per year in 2019.
Great Depression, suicides accounted for less than 2% of deaths.
This leads to a generation whose skill set is least valued by industry yet most qualified for the tiny sector of social workers. So no jobs, large debts and skills not valued lead to depression.
A foretaste of such malaise was Evergreen College some years ago where genuine science courses were degraded as racial etc.
The social worker’s manifesto is not to create a perfect society but heal the flaws of the current one. The more flaws the more jobs hence the more imperfect the society the better for employment.
These care workers have a problem in that their paymasters are capitalists yet their philosophy is socialist. This academic section of society (over 50 US per cent) will eventually join any disaffected group and become revolutionists as their intelligence cannot countenance the dichotomy of inequality in their everyday activities.
Meanwhile those in charge in the west are old and mostly narcissists who have a propensity to self-destruct. My preference would be to give power to anyone under 40 who might have something to live for.
I bet the Chinese students study in the UK, US Australia etc are not enrolling in the liberal arts/humanities courses. They are all in science, maths and engineering.
What did these people have in common? Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, Edward Teller, Leo Szilard, and Hans Bethe. Paul Tillich Herbert Marcuse Thomas Mann, Vladimir Nabokov, Bertolt Brecht, Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. They were all exiles from Europe.
American scientists did not develop the atom bomb and other sophisticated weaponary European exiled scientists did that. Why? Their education system was superior in science and technology
Chinese mandate aging parents live with their adult children who due to their education and jobs are better able to sustain. Persons over 70 with declining mental and physical capacities such as Trump and Biden would be in the intensive care of their families if living in China.
In Russia, the state provides most education services regulating education through the Ministry of Education and Science. … Education in state-owned secondary schools is free; first tertiary (university level) education is free with reservations: a substantial number of students enroll on full pay.
Today, the Chinese Ministry of Education estimates that above 99 per cent of the school-age children have received universal nine-year free basic education. The higher education sector has growth as well. China has increased the proportion of its college-age population in higher education to over 20 per cent now from 1.4 per cent in 1978. Earnings from industrial undertakings run by higher education institutions or from transfer of their intellectual property rights or other scientific and technological achievements shall be used for running of such institutions.
China’s version of the American SAT and British A-level tests, and is known as one of the hardest exams in the world.
No worries. It does not matter if USA is given original blueprints for the weaponry. USA does not posses knowledge and skill base for anything more sophisticated than 2 by 4. India herself might still have some knowledge, but no skills.
It is very dangerous to get complacent and just assume they are “too dumb to get it”; complacency kills. True, the USA created lemons like F-35, Zumwalt DDG, M-16 rifle, etc; but the USA also created high quality systems like F-15, F-16, and Los Angeles-class SSNs. Even if many engineers that developed the original F-15s are retired, I am quite sure they could be encouraged to come out of retirement to help teach current engineers how to reverse-engineer a Su-57 or S-400. Also keep in mind India has over 1 Billion people; by the laws of statistics there must be some brilliant engineers & technicians that are smart enough to replicate a Su-57 & all of its sub-systems. There also must be enough smart people in NATO+Israel+Japan+Five Eyes that can figure out how to reverse-engineer anything India gets its hands on, which is why Russia cannot sell even one single Kinzhal to India!
What was to become the Outlaw US Empire’s death was pre-ordained when its political-economy was financialized into nascent Neoliberalism in 1913. It’s a very long Saga, far longer than Saker’s recap of some of its episodes. What Neoliberalism did was to render the Outlaw US Empire non-viable to the point where it cannot cope with a crisis as Putin put it so well in his Valdai address. That a treasonous choice was made to not even attempt to control the pandemic isn’t the genuine bottom line. Rather, it was the Parasites that enabled Trump’s election that made that choice since their goal is to privatize all the assets in North America and establish a Neofeudal Age where all work for the Creditor Parasites. And for that to happen, the overseas component of the Outlaw US Empire isn’t required.
I’m often asked why Outlaw US Empire. the answer is very simple. At WW2’s end, the nascent CIA–the OSS–sent terrorists–former Nazis–into Eastern Europe to commit acts of terrorism and thus interfere with the USSR’s capacity to stabilize the region and redevelop after losing many millions of people and trillions in destroyed infrastructure all with the knowledge that the UN Charter that makes such acts illegal would be ratified and become International Law on October 22, 1945. Despite some opposition, Congress had already ratified the UN Charter which as a Treaty becomes governed by the Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution, which incorporates it into the nation’s overall legal architecture. So, in violating the UN Charter, the U federal government also violates its own fundamental law, making it a Double Outlaw. But Double Outlaw US Empire is too cumbersome a term as Outlaw US Empire suffices. Why that term isn’t used prolifically is beyond me, just as the essentially complete omission of the facts I just relayed above by EVERY US Dissident, although MLK came closest. Yes, Chomsky has pointed to the many crimes, but never used the proper descriptive term. Not even The Saker since he developed his own term, which IMO is incomplete.
Major General Qasem Soleimani is where he belongs and hopefully Iran will soon follow suit. I’m sick and tired reading such a tribute to an Islamic fundamentalist.
PBS: “The Quds Force was definitely involved in the war in the Balkans in the first half of the decade. With tacit U.S. approval, it supplied the Muslim combatants with arms to defend themselves against the Serbian forces. Several reports indicate that Soleimani was in command of Quds Force operations in Bosnia”. ( https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tehranbureau/2011/12/profile-the-canny-general-quds-force-commander-ghasem-soleimani.html ).
Probably you too are where you deserve to be…
PBS has been infiltrated by ‘The Company; now for many a year. The reason its propaganda is so effective (on people like you) is because the public think the “P’ for ‘public’ means its supported /subsidized by the public.
Whilst that’s true, the decision-makers – news producers, etc are every bit as contaminated as the rest of the ‘spooks’ in the the US’s 17 Intelligence agencies.
You need to brush up on Operation Mockingbird thats been going on at least since the 1960’s
For me that moment was a bit earlier. In March 2019, when the speaker of the Chinese foreign ministry answered some attacks by Bolton against Venezuela with the phrase ‘Latin America belongs to no country and is nobody’s backyard’. When I read that for the first time I thought, now the US empire has officially ended.
Great comment, Soleimani is much bigger in death than whatever he would have achieved alive.
Iran stands no chance against USA military.
1) US air force will easily gain total air superiority over Iranian airspace. Iranian air force is relatively small and technologically outdated with many jets from 1960-1970s, it is unable to resist US air force (or even Saudi air force). Iranian air defence cannot resist constant air attacks by US air force. Saddam Iraq in 1991 had a far better air force (than today Iran’s) but still failed to resist.
2) After air superiority, USA will then bomb Iranian military, industrial and civilian targets causing great damage to Iranian assets (as NATO US forces did in Serbia, Iraq, Libya etc). Crippling the economy, destroying infrastructure and transportation (bridges, water plants, nuclear plants, warehouses, ammunition depots, government buildings etc)
3) As for naval war in the Gulf, Iran could cause some loses but will eventually get defeated by American submarines and the technologically superior American naval assets
4) Iran could launch its missiles (possibly against Saudi Arabia targets) but some or many of those missiles could be intercepted by anti-aircraft systems. Probably Iranian missiles will cause far more damage than Saddam scud missiles caysed against Israel and Saudi Arabia in 1991. Iranian missiles will fail to change the tide of war
5) then there could be the use of militias in Iraq or other areas. They may cause havoc but they will fail to turn the tide against US forces
6) But if there is a conventional war with a land invasion, things will be more difficult for USA.
Not because of Iranian armed forces capabilities (which by then will have been obliterated by massive bombing and air campaigns) but due to the costs of occupation and local resistance.
Iranian occupation will be even harder to sustain than the occupation of Iraq. The option will be for the ayatollah regime to quickly be replaced by a liberal pro western “puppet” government which will seek legitimacy from the pro-shah / liberal elements of Iranian population. But this government will be unstable and in a constant struggle against local resistance and Islamic militias
US of A sat on a wall
US of A had a great fall
All of Biden’s horses and all of Kamila’s men
Couldn’t put the USA together again
The Heroes of War: https://youtu.be/5xJYlyHauiw
The scenario you paint is one that has been played out before, albeit under the cover of jungle: Vietnam. Almost 50 years on now, you’d think The Empire would have learned that lesson by now. Alas, maybe not. I seriously doubt the rest of the world would stand by for it this time, either. A bridge too far, I think. Besides, where would all those suddenly homeless and now seriously pissed off with nothing to lose Iranians go? That’s a can of worms that even the Zionists are hesitant to open. Winning the war would be the easy part. Winning the peace would likely be impossible.
Yes. It saddens me that this is most likely. Everyone will lose and winning the peace will take eons. What light is there at the end of the tunnel? I really hope some as my existence on this earth will most likely expire before that light becomes more than a flicker. Many thanks for replying with your thoughts.
IMHO your scenario makes a number of inaccurate assumptions:
*Iran is blind & oblivious to what is going on in the Persian Gulf
*Russia will not provide intelligence & other logistics support
*Iran does not have allies in the region
*Nuclear submarines work well in shallow waters
Do you honestly believe Iran is unable to track US military assets in its region? If so, how was Iran able to shoot down a US drone with its own domestically produced SAM? How was Iran able to intercept & capture two US navy riverine boats in 2016, the same stealthy boats used by SEALs? Answer: Iran has good intelligence & surveillance in its region. If Iran detects a build-up of USN carriers & USAF fighters in UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, etc, it is almost guaranteed Iran will launch its missiles.
Do you also believe Russia will not supply intelligence to Iran? Have you forgotten that Russia can send supplies through Kazakhstan & Turkmenistan, as well as across the Caspian Sea? Would the US launch airstrikes against Russian supply convoys, airlift, and Caspian sealift?
Once the US launches attacks against Iran, do you honestly believe the people will not see it as an anti-Moslem attack? You have forgotten about the sizeable number of angry Shia Moslems in Bahrain, Iraq, and eastern Saudi Arabia (i.e.home of the giant oilfields) that would actively help Iran. Instead of sending Iranian troops, these angry Shias would form militias that would happily attack US bases in those countries. There is also Bagram air base in Afghanistan that can be attacked by the Taliban & militias sympathetic to Iran.
Nuclear submarines are optimised for deep waters; they are vulnerable in the shallow waters of the Persian Gulf. Iran has numerous midget submarines optimised for the Persian Gulf, plus truck-mounted anti-submarine missiles. Suffice to say, USN submarines will not enjoy impunity like they did against Iraq.
Furthermore, the shallow waters of the Persian Gulf would allow Iran the option to put commandos on wooden dhow boats to assault US bases in Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, or Saudi Arabia. Those 4 countries, put simply, have poor quality soldiers.
November 22, 1963.
Everything since is lies.
Samantho Power is not a woman. He is a “transgendered” man who works for the zionists. He and his zioshills probably have a long list of crimes, being one of the most hideous the murder of the brilliant Russian diplomat Mr. Vitali Churkin.
I cannot provide a quantitative date for the ‘beginning of the end of the US Empire” but I can describe it qualitatively.
Sun Tsu is credited with “the battle is decided before the first blow is struck”. To me this has always meant that the battle is decided in the minds of the warring forces. Standing alone like this, the aphorism ignores all military facts other than the minds of the combatants. That is, the issue is mental, not material.
In the context of the current discussion, we are talking about the minds of the US Empire’s people and war fighters. In the end it asks, when was the issue of the Empire’s collapse decided?
De Tocqueville, in the early days of the Republic, observed, “America is great because America is good.” In his discussion he specifically dismissed attributes like deep harbors or great industrial cities. He talked about America’s churches. The power was not material, it was spiritual.
I was born into a definitely moral and religious America where ethical righteousness and sincere, public religious practices were ubiquitous and unconscious. Early awareness began for me during the 1950’s.
And now the goodness is definitely gone, and nobody seemed to notice it slipping away. Although I lived a reasonably spiritual life (e.g. 7 years in a seminary), I did not notice the goodness disappearing.
“Sometime while night obscures the tree
The zenith of its life with be
gone past forever.
And from thence,
A second history will commence”. (Tennessee Williams)
The turning point in the Empire comes when people realize that it is evil at the core. For intelligent and non-compromised people, this slow dawning takes years for most adults. By now, middle-aged people have had the years to wake up, and younger people can clear their heads a little sooner. But this is still a work in progress.
The Empire’s decline is irreversible because it’s immense and slow. One can select a variety of events, each with a date, starting in the 1820’s until today, and yet still not capture the essence of the decline because the downward curve is so gradual, and the damage of each toxic process and tragic event is cumulative.
I find this YT parody quite appropriate to the theme of a crumbling, rambling empire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU_Jdts5rL0
The AngloZionist Empire has not collapsed yet and will not collapse for long time.
We do not need to live in illusion
It is terminally ill but it is still very powerful and it will cause a lot of troubles to this world.
Are you sure Trump did it? I always believed that Israel did it, and Trump took the fall to keep a nuclear war from starting in the Middle East.
I have admired Major General Qasem Soleimani for some time, same as I admired Patton and Rommel. A real leader of warriors, not a clerk nor a politician.
I have felt the Empire could never defeat Soleimani on the battlefield, and the only way they could take him out would be by assassination.
Further fueling the fires of hatred towards the Empire. Blowback.
“…a military hopelessly gutted by insane liberal ideologies…” – this is unclear. What are the “insane liberal ideologies” that have “gutted” the US army?
“…the real causes of racial tensions in the USA have very little to do with the “system” and everything to do with the unique problems of blacks in a culture with mainly European roots.” – also not clear what is meant here.
We can analyze the actions of presidents, but really there has been far more continuity than change in both domestic and foreign policies between various presidents.
Ultimately, the seeds of US failure were largely sown in its moment of greatest triumph–after World War II. By opting for a Cold War and the buildup of the military-industrial (and intelligence) complex and policies of what was once called “military Keynesianism”, the United States entered a path towards a distorted economy, one with strong elites whose profits did not depend on creating anything useful, and a distorted foreign policy which emphasized dominance by force and military or espionage actions over diplomacy or win-win economic arrangements. That didn’t determine its future course, but certainly aimed it in a general direction. The treasure and legitimacy spent in Vietnam was a signpost along the way.
In terms of presidents, the biggest break came with Reagan, the first postwar president to get serious about increasing inequality.
Obama was a status quo president. He was in fact very skilled at keeping things the way they were; I really don’t recognize the Obama the Saker paints. Through major crises, he managed to avoid doing anything substantial, put in the smallest, least disruptive fixes possible while still avoiding mass insurrection, and use his charisma to make a sufficient number of people who were losing by his policies feel that it was all OK and the rational approach. So for instance, Obamacare was the smallest fix one could possibly do to a medical care system in crisis to let it keep limping along, his Great Recession stimulus was the smallest he could get away with and not end up with a true depression . . . but no smaller. He very effectively kept the gravy train going for his financial sector donors for a few more years. The writing was already on the wall when he arrived, indeed looming rather large–he managed to keep most people from noticing it and postpone the reckoning for eight years without doing anything substantial. The man is a skilled politician.
As to Trump . . . Trump isn’t a fascist, he’s sort of fallen into that stuff semi-accidentally (although he certainly doesn’t give a damn about democracy). But he is utterly incompetent and on most domestic issues he is completely and fatally wrong. He is in general a booster of inequality; his tax policies are the biggest example. Almost as important, and rarely discussed, is the way he has run various departments and agencies, whether environmental protection, labour, justice, food and drug, education . . . there are reasons those agencies exist. When our food is poisonous, we get sick or die; same when our air or water are unclean. When our labour is exploited we get poor. And so on. Trump has done his level best to destroy most of the departments, appointing heads who are opposed to their entire concepts and have corrupt vested interests in undermining them. So Americans now have a justice ministry dedicated to injustice, an education ministry against providing education, an environment ministry that actively wants to destroy the environment, a food and drug administration whose objective is to protect corrupt food producers against consumers they harm, and of course a labour ministry which would prefer everyone make the minimum wage–and then eliminate the minimum wage. While few pay attention, too concentrated on his superficial gaffes, he has done more to destroy the basic functioning of the federal government than any president in history. For that alone he should be removed as soon as possible.
Biden is utterly inadequate, even as an Obama-style status quo politician. He is a placeholder. Harris is more energetic, probably a more adequate status quo politician, and will no doubt end up running things much the way Cheney ran the Bush administration. But she too stands for nothing, will be basically a placeholder. But neither has the smoothness or charisma of an Obama. I don’t think they will be able to keep up the pretence that nothing is wrong the way Obama could. But frankly, I think that’s a good thing for the US. Effective manipulators able to keep pushing back the day of reckoning is exactly what the country does not need . . . the longer it takes before pressures mount for real change, the more damaged the country will be before it can begin fixing itself.
Mexico will soon need to build a Wall on the US-Mexican border to keep all American illegal immigrants, refugees, rapists, drug-dealers, gangsters, and murderers from coming to Mexico, when the disUnited States of America implodes.
Hell, Mexico should build detention centers for all these American Illegals and then put their children in cages.
Prez. Obrador: Build a big beautiful US-Mexican Wall … and then make America pay for it!
“When exactly did the AngloZionist Empire collapse?”
Once upon a time a useful fool named Mr. Fukuyama proclaimed the end of history, which in part facilitated the ongoing transcendence of “The Soviet Union” by the Russian Federation, so designated as it constituted, and still continues to constitute, a lateral process facilitated with the aid of opponents.
The useful fool’s assertion was predicated on notions that history, which he did not define in detail since the text was mostly directed towards an audience immersed in we-the-people-hold-these-truths-to-be-self-evidentness, with a predeliction towards snake oil salesmanship wrapped in “positive thinking” currently being developed/rebranded by some as the Prosperity Gospel, was a moment in time, not a lateral process.
The remaining aspects of “The Soviet Union” mostly reside in the half-lives of its ideological contructs and practices, as is the case with almost all ideological constructs and practices, as illustrated in the text above predicated upon immersion in notions of sole/prime agency as illustrated ” in distant 1991, I was sitting with a few friends in the SAIS” (School of Advanced International Studies of John Hopkins University active in Europe since 1955 with the mission statement of “For 65 years, SAIS Europe has developed creative leaders who can see beyond borders and work across sectors.”)
Neither SIAS nor the alleged “AngloZionist Empire” has collapsed, but are undergoing a lateral process of transcendence which they continue to attempt to resist, in part by attempting to “convince” their opponents that they are weak, given that opponents are at their weakest when they think they have won, as illustrated by the period from 1991 to at least 2000 in Russia.
In fact the collapse of the US started back in the Garden of Eden, when a woman uncorked the bottle of Chateau de Shaitan. Everything since has been a monotonous replay.
“In fact the collapse of the US started back in the Garden of Eden…”
Thank you for your illustration of the extensive half-life of some ideologies which facilitated, and continue to facilitate, the “exceptionalism” of those required to intercede with “God/gods” and assorted slings and arrows of outrageous fortune on “behalf of others”.
Re: “would commit national suicide”… Those who commit suicide (or try to) are very self-aware.
This collapse seems to me more like the slow gradual decline of an addled drug addict who is too self-entitled to admit to any addiction even as they are clearly self destructing: “The unique blend of stratospheric megalomania, narcissistic self-worship and crass ignorance.”
This analogy may even be literal: this chart on cities with the most cocaine in wastewater is revealing. They are the strategic hubs of the Anglo Zionist empire’s Nomenklatura in Europe; cocaine being very much a high-flyer’s drug.
Someone suggested the anglozionist empire collapsed when Nixon went off the gold standard.
I’d like to point out an interesting circumstance which may be seriously underrated.
See the americans with insight into the development of electronics put the priority on developing advanced digital computers.
Before prestige projects like manned space travel.
But, being better poker players than the Soviets they pretended to run the latter project as well.
One CIA officer namely said they won the cold war not because they were the good guys but because they were better poker players
DARPA and NASA seem to have both been founded for the purpose of creating special effects of the kind needed to simulate manned space travel.
This doesnt prevent them for being used for genuine projects as well.
Long after the USSR collapsed Russian experts took to scrutinise the available evidence and concluded that not only was the Apollo project a complete hoax, (something some of the Soviet astronauts already knew since the Soviets had participated with the americans in the Apollo Soyuz hoax), but in addition the previous projects Mercury and Gemini were likewise illusions and no american ever made it into orbit in those years.
The first time they succeeded was with the space shuttle.
I consider the evidence put forth by the russian experts very convincing regarding Gemini and plausible regarding the Mercury case.
The russians who in the last decade has published such findings conclude – and presumably not without a sense of bitterness – that the US saved the money for other purposes.
Computers! Silicon Valley! etc
While Russia spent the money on rocket science which isnt needed for sending ballistic missiles across the atlantic.
Now to buy silence from those who might have found out the US organised the US Trade and Economic Council starting in 1973 which meant access to technological goodies for Russia.
And Nixon opened to China and Brzezinski wrote encouraging words about Marxism.
He began writing it about the time of Apollo 11 and published it when Apollo 13 perhaps disappeared.
This because Russia lifted it from the sea and returned it to the US months later, when the US sent a ship to Russia for the purpose.
In 1973 the US/UK also organised another hoax, the so called oil crisis blamed on the arabs but as the shah of Iran confided he and OPEC were encouraged to make it happen and the petrodollar was based on a commitment of the enrichened oil-countries to invest their profits in the west.
So leaving the gold standard may have had auxiliary purposes.
If the US hadnt fooled the Russians the latter might have made faster progress in other areas of technology instead of betting so much on space.
I think the russians in retrospect might agree that it was reasonable to develop computers before embarking on advanced space exploration.
Everything in high technology benefits from modern computers.
Assisting development using a realistic simulation of a large rocket engine makes sense and would make it more likely to be perfectible.
Computer simulations are now an indispensible part of modern technology.
I hope no russian will be offended by my casual handling of these matters.
I am not admiring the americans for pulling this gigantic hoax but I cant say I am chocked.
Isnt it very american? The masters of illusionism.
And with astronauts being high masons.
The russian experts mentioned that the same paperclip scientist was the only person who handled the hatch for both Gemini and Apollo.
Yes, that is the date that Neil Howe chose for the the beginning of the “Fourth Turning” in which crisis we are now engulfed. There are other disasters possibly converging here in addition to the collapse of the $ and the Empire, including WW3 and Global Heating, not to mention a pandemic. At any rate, the theory predicts a climax around
2030 or so. About the the length of a long human life from the end of the last great crisis, the end of WW2 in 1945.
In the words of “Peter Zeihan” for America to win’ all they have to do is go home,
I don’t Know President Trump personally but i got a feeling just killing one person weighs heavy on him.
Immense fraud and deceit and untold human suffering.
Collapsing economies as an answer to ailments is a sign of mania
I decided to just let the Covid narrative be for what it is after the concept
of asymptomatic spreaders was announced to be in play.
Just too much nonsense and hypermedia shenaningans.
General Soleimani. Alexander Prokhorenko. Commander in Chief of the Russian Air Force, President Putin. – A MEDITATION