by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog
No doubt, anti-Iran propaganda out of Washington abounds. There are numerous Zionist-run think-tanks (sic) that make US Foreign Policy – and are ratcheting up anti-Iran anger in the US, but targeting especially the Iranian population at home, in Iran. The notorious chief-villain of these agencies, by the way, highly subsidized by the US State Department, and perhaps even more important, by the powerful US military-security complex, is the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy (FDD). More than fifty years ago, then President Dwight Eisenhower already warned the world about the invasive, abusive and greed-driven powers of this ever-growing war industry.
Nobody really heeded his advice, least the United States with her world hegemonic aspirations. Today we have to live with it – and recognize the dangers emanating from this war complex, that controls more than 50% of the US GDP – all associated industries and services included. If peace was to break out tomorrow – the US economy would collapse. It is, therefore, the new normal that aggressions are flying out from Washington to all those proud countries that refuse to submit themselves to the dictate of the hegemon – like Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Syria, Russia, China, Pakistan, Cuba —- and many more. The assaults on free and independent thinking nations come in the form of verbal insults, economic sanctions, tariffs, broken international and bilateral agreements – and foremost war threats and provocations. Beware from falling into the trap.
Iran is not alone. It means – moving on and living with this western imposed system – or else…
And else, means getting out of it. Unfortunately, it does little good accusing the devil overseas, like the FDD, NED (National Endowment for Democracy) and whatever else they are called. They will not go away; they just enjoy the anger they generate. And yes, there is a clear and present danger that through Netanyahu and Trump war provocations on Iran are being launched. And yes, as long as Iran is still linked to the western monetary system, and tries hard to stay linked to it, more sanctions will follow, disastrous sanctions – but disastrous only as long as Iran is tied to the western dollar-based economy. If you, Iran, move away from this massive western monetary fraud – and this will not happen over-night – you, Iran, will gradually regain your economic autonomy and political sovereignty. This is crucial.
Fighting and arguing against senseless and totally illegal sanctions and aggressions – or even begging the west to stick to the Nuclear Deal, against Washington’s reneging on the Nuclear Deal, is a waste of time. It will achieve nothing. They, the US of A, will not give in. The Israel and war industrial complex lobbies are too strong. Counting on Europe to stick to the “Deal” is not a good strategy. Even if – for their own selfish interests – the Europeans would want to maintain the 5+1 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), first, you never know whether and when they may cave in to Washington and Israel’s pressure, and second, even if they don’t, you are still linked to the western ponzy-economy through the euro and, thus vulnerable for sanctions.
Most important, however, rather than looking outside for a culprit – i.e. in Washington or Brussels, find the solution from within. There are two major obstacles to keep in mind. The first one Iran is in the process of overcoming, it’s called embarking on an “Economy of Resistance”; the second one is more complicated but not impossible – neutralizing the Fifth Column in Iran.
Economy of Resistance – is a path to self-sufficiency, economic autonomy and political sovereignty. Iran, under the guidance of the Ayatollah, has already embarked on this de-globalizing route. President Putin said already several years ago, the sanctions were the best thing that happened to Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It forced Russia to rehabilitate an rebuild her agricultural sector and modernize her industrial park. Today Russia is by far the largest wheat exporter in the world and has a cutting-edge industrial arsenal. This message, Mr. Putin, transmitted during his visit to Tehran last November face-to-face to the Ayatollah.
Following the principles of a Resistance Economy implies a gradual, but eventually radical separation from the western monetary system – and adherence to the eastern alliances, like the SCO – Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the BRICS and the Eurasia Economic Union (EEU). Iran is poised to become a member of the SCO within short. These alliances are no longer trading in UDS dollars, have their own international transfer systems – separated from the western, privately run SWIFT which is totally controlled by the US banking moguls – and therefore, SWIFT is a prime instrument to impose financial and economic sanctions, by withholding or blocking international payment transfers and blocking or confiscating assets abroad.
These eastern alliances are trading in their local currencies and in the case of China and hydrocarbons, even in gold-convertible yuans. One or several new eastern monetary systems are under consideration, including by the BRICS. An important part of the eastern alliances is President Xi’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – or the new Silk Road, a massive multi-trillion yuan infrastructure and transport investments plan – spanning the world from east to west with several connecting “roads”, including maritime routes. This BRI plan, recently incorporated in China’s constitution – is the vanguard for a new economic system, based on equality and benefitting all partners – a clear departure from the western “carrot and stick” approach, i.e. ‘do as I say – or else’ – sanctions will follow.
Second, and this is the real challenge – countries like Iran, Venezuela, Russia, China – and all those nations that resist the west’s attempts to conquer, command and subdue them – have a strong so-called “Fifth Column”, open and covert infiltrated western or local and western-trained and funded ‘assets’. These people are usually embedded in the financial sector, especially the central banks and in trade related activities. They are the ‘recipients’ of the messages from the Hawks from Washington – they propagate them in Iran, bring people to the streets often by paying them – to make believe that there is a strong opposition to the government.
They control the local media, publish false economic information – unemployment, inflation – and seek tightening investment links with the west. The Fifth Columnists, or Atlantists, are helping manipulating currency exchange rates, devaluations of their country’s – Iran’s – money; they are exaggerating the impact of sanctions at home to create fear and hostility against the government – in brief, they are weaponizing public opinion against their own government. They are collaborators with Iran’s enemies.
The Fifth Columnists are a dangerous, criminal and non-transparent alliance of opponents working for foreign interests, in Iran, as well as in Russia, Venezuela, China – and where ever the Washington hegemon and its dark deep masters want to bring about regime change. Neutralizing them is a huge challenge, as their activities are deeply rooted in their countries financial system, private banking and international trade.
The best way of annihilating their nefarious impact is by applying the rules of Resistance Economy – breaking loose from the western dollar system, de-globalizing the economy, finding back to political and economic sovereignty – local production for local markets with local money and local public banking for the development of the local economy; and by trading with friendly, culturally and ideologically aligned countries. If the link to the globalized west is broken, their power is gone. Iran is on the right path – the future is in the East. The greed-driven aggressive west is committing economic and moral suicide – the west has become a sinking ship.
Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a water resources and environmental specialist. He worked for over 30 years with the World Bank and the World Health Organization around the world in the fields of environment and water. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for Global Research; ICH; RT; Sputnik; PressTV; The 21st Century; TeleSUR; The Vineyard of The Saker Blog, the New Eastern Outlook (NEO); and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance.
The American Evil Empire is based on three pillars: its war machine; the global penetration of its media/propaganda system; and the US Dollar, which allows America to suck the economic blood of the world in exchange for worthless US Treasury IOUs.
The American military and propaganda system need to be destroyed, but its America’s Dollar Dictatorship that must be terminated first and foremost.
Global de-dollarization is rapidly accelerating. And that it what has caused the Americans to react in such a rabid frenzy.
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Don’t worry. All three are destroying themselves. The US military is overstretched, worn out, men and material, and receives questionable weapons systems from private contractors. The US media is not taken seriously, even by many people in the US. As for the dollar, it’s printed and backed by nothing, if you exclude the US military, which forces other nations to use the dollar. However, those days are slowly coming to an end. Nations are beginning to discard the us of the dollar.
The chief danger for the US and the rest of the world is that the US economy is now dependent on the US Military Industrial Complex, which can only survive if there is perpetual war, and this, of course, can only drive countries away from the US. Even worse for the US, it has accumulated the largest foreign and domestic debt in the world, and few Americans even know there is such a thing as a domestic debt, which is many times greater than the foreign one. This debt can never be repayed. The US can only survive if it forces other countries to use the dollar, printed in huge amounts and backed by nothing.
The US Military Industrial Complex needs new targets, countries it can attack under the most absurd excuses. Trump last year tested North Korea’s resolve by sending the US Navy to it’s coast. Kim did not back down, while South Korea began covert negotiations with the North, trying to prevent a conflict. Washington now knows it cannot fully rely on the South Korean military. Also, fighting a country which has borders with Russia and China might be too much of a risk, as neither would tolerate a war so close to it’s borders.
Attention is now shifting towards Iran, a candidate for the Eurasian Economic Union, which Wall Street wants to destroy, just like it wants to destroy the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the BRICS and the Silk Road.
We shall see if the US will attack Iran. Well, it has to attack someone. If it sits back and does nothing, it will see the complete rise of Eurasia and the total abandonment of the US dollar. If it does attack Iran, it risks heavy losses, much greater than in Iraq, where the US and UK lost 300 combat aircraft. Even the NATO attack against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1999, which lasted 77 days, saw NATO losing 137 combat aircraft and 25 helicopters.
The US is now, as far as I can see, being driven against the wall, with little room for maneuver. It cannot continue applying old, ludicrous political excuses for additional war. At the same time, it cannot prevent the rise of Eurasia without war. We shall see on what course it will settle.
Finally, when it comes to internal Trojan Horses, like Atlantists in Iran, Russia, etc., they certainly exist, except their power varies from country to country. I don’t know how strong they are in Iran, but their power in Russia has been curtailed by the memories of the Yeltsin years, when Russia was plundered of 100 billion dollars a year by Western banks and corporations. Yes, the US will try using them, but I think that the coup d’etat against Yanukovich in Kiev in 2014 was the last victory of any significance that the US won using Trojan Horses for the subversion of a country.
I’m a little surprised by Koenig’s narrowing of his usual insights into global economic and strategic affairs in this article. For one that the American and Israeli symbiosis is directed from the nation state level when we know that both states and their leadership [sic] are captured entities that answer to the internationalist banking cabal and their entourage of corporations. That Russia and China are pictured by Koenig as somehow at odds with the hidden, from the public, agendas of this cabal when by larger agreements the ruling elites of these two nation states are all aboard the ‘One World Order’ (OWO) freight train.
This international banking fraternity has wrung just about all it can from the Federal Reserve Note (FRN) system as hosted by the USA and then foisted on the rest of the world under the misnomer as the USD. That this cabal is indeed looking to replace the FRN with a new international system not based within the confines of a nation state and which will further concentrate wealth, power and more importantly control ‘over every habitable area of the planet’ within this cabal’s hands is one current agenda. History shows us this has been the trajectory since at least the mid 1800s. The national leadership, or the leading of revolt, of nation states such as Yemen, Venezuela, Syria and Iran break the chain of command of this cabal in controlling these areas as defined. Over a century ago the Boers of South Africa did the same. The resulting reaction from the British Empire’s controllers (today’s American Empire and its controllers as seamless inheritors) was “they are asking for war and war they shall have.”
Syria is the current example. The former Assad used terrorism to achieve some political agenda in Lebanon which got in the face of the controllers regional aims and this group does not accept any dissenting opinion. We all know of the plan, the controllers plan, to break Syria into statelets and what may come to pass when the dust settles will likely closely resemble that plan as orchestrated by the assembled dominant military powers. These ‘powers’ as captured entities are in actuality all on the same page in the larger “One World Order’ scale of objectives despite all the propaganda, misdirection and obfuscation. To wit the transfer of technologies among legal entities adhering to the ‘OWO’ protocols.
Koenig knows this and has written of this hidden agenda that is being pursued on many fronts and levels within those fronts simultaneously. If we should drop this template for actions to these ends over the apparent chaos we see in the world today all these disparate events or other legislative moves around the globe take on a funneling effect towards this ‘One World Order.’ This ‘order’ is predicated on a resuscitation and revitalization of the Technocracy Inc movement made entirely possible by the advancements in modern cyber technologies. The most important being the coming of quantum computing, to be measured in the petabytes per fraction of a nano second. Strong AI and the internet of all things (IoT) as the ultimate control mechanism through planet wide regulation achieved through reflexive law rather than hard legislative law. Money under such a system becomes obsolete, replaced by energy credits with no need for any reserve currency.This new Technocracy as adopted as the future path is based on Scientism, trans humanism for the connected and eugenics for the rest of humanity. Huxley’s “Brave New World” which he wrote staring Technocracy in the face.
The transition away from the Federal Reserve Note-USD to another transitional reserve currency is in the works and is being led by the supposed ‘resistance bloc’ as the standardization of all world systems, which is globalism, continues apace under the auspices of the same old institutions and the same types of persons who are the controllers. To wit the ‘west’s’ SWIFT inter-banking payment computing system is used by ‘China’s’ CIPS with most of the Boards of Directors personnel being identical sitting on and directing each system.
proud countries that refuse to submit themselves to the dictate of the hegemon – like Iran, .., Pakistan
I don’t think Pakistan can be considered as a part of the resistance. Its army and politicians are hawkish. There elites are pro-west and have second homes in western European countries and US (just look where musharraf and sharifs have been for so long, in UK). Pakistan has played a major role in the destruction of Afghanistan. Pakistani military also imparts training to the saudi military. Their common people are fools.They have elected a man name Imran Khan who couldn’t read urdu (pakistani national language) properly during his oath taking ceremony, who says that chopper rides are cheaper than automobile rides for the same distance. He sees pakistan defaulting on loans as a probable opportunity from god to purify the country (rather than thinking it as a punishment from god). This guy was a known womanizer in his cricketing career and the first thing he used to do after a match in foreign countries was to rush to the pub to have a drink and dance (not a problem unless one is pretending to be a muslim). He compared the establishment of pakistan to that of the first state that the muslims established in medina. Pakistan is a big banana republic, you just need to see their news channels to judge for yourself. This is what you get with a jatt military and punjabi sindhi politicians.
Peter Koenig, who controls “the West”? Who created it? Who are the masters of lawmaking, culture-making and money-making in the West? You know fine well.
Absolutely correct. This is also true of those of us who live in the West–we must create alternative economies that feature cooperation, community and so on as opposed to the rigid highly authoritarian and increasingly tangled together international corporate oligarchy.
My only hope is that the countries which are openly resisting the evil, hegemonic zionists in their quest for world domination, continue to resist and eventually collapse the dollar, only then will we see the demise of these evil psychopaths in Washington and Tel-Aviv.