As I showed clearly for years now, logically speaking, Japan has more reasons to be united with China in both military and economic matters. It was only a matter of time, when this EU-type union would come to exist. Well, as I predicted for quite a while, Japan SECRETLY made many moves towards this union while putting up a display of military power for the US to fool us into thinking, they were great allies and not someone ready to divorce us and marry someone else.
Now, it is no longer theoretical, as the social and political dynamics drives Japan towards surging China, we will see greater and greater Asian unions that will eventually reduce the US to a bewildered outsider: Chinese, Japanese leaders unveil deals on bond sales, currency to tighten finance ties – The Washington Post
During a visit to Beijing by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, the two governments said in a surprise announcement Sunday they will encourage use of their own currencies in bilateral trade, which now is conducted mostly in U.S. dollars. They also agreed to support the sale of bonds denominated in China’s yuan by Japanese companies in Tokyo and foreign markets and by the state-owned Japan Bank of International Cooperation in mainland China’s markets, which are closed to most foreign investors.
There is a parade of cartoons I have drawn in the past showing very clearly the dynamics of all of this. The US has basically been reduced to nearly nothing in industrial terms. Our credit has been used up, buying Japanese cars and electronics. We then used up the rest of our credit buying Chinese goods. Now, we have little future buying power as US wages fall to Asian levels. Propping up the US dollar is less and less profitable for Asian exporters.
As I explained a year ago, China now is Japan’s #1 trade partner. The US has been dethroned. This leads, INEVITABLY, to many severe shifts in trade directions, the relative power of empires and other things that will see the US become a #2 power in the world, not the Ruler of the Seven Seas. As I have explained over and over again, when we destroyed our own sovereign merchant marine, we doomed ourselves to future failure.
We imagined if we spent trillions on having an immense military navy, the loss of the merchant marine wouldn’t matter. This was utterly childish and anyone reading history could see the end results, yet all of our ‘historians’ like the fraud, Gingrich, hired by our government to advise them proved to be a madras of maniacs, not historians looking coldly at that bloody bitch, History.
I literally have almost 100 cartoons on this topic! The warnings I have issued over the years go way back to when the Chinese hatched their 50 Year Plan at my house in New Jersey. They did this after learning some basic history about shipping, military development and the rise and fall of great empires. They have to be the only people in power who ever listened to me, alas. They learned their lessons well.
The present fall in world trade is due entirely to China raising the bank rate reserve ratios and limiting foreign investment in China. This squeezed Japan mercilessly and this was deliberate since Japan was two timing China, talking trade when in Beijing and then talking war when in DC. The Japanese always joined US attacks on China’s huge FOREX holdings while holding nearly just enough to keep the dollar strong against the yen so they could ravage our domestic markets.
China warned Japan to stop doing this. Japan had to come clean about their own FOREX holdings. Back in the 1980′s, I warned the US government that Japan would use their FOREX holdings to keep the yen artificially weak and yet, they were allowed to do this to ‘stop the depression’ in Japan. Except the ZIRP interest rates pleased exporters there so they merrily kept this depression going. It suppressed wages and made taxes low and encouraged exports! A win/win for them and a death sentence for the Japanese people.
The Japanese rulers see their doom already: they will be eliminated by the Chinese via their dire baby dearth. They have fewer and fewer babies and the working class is now so poor, they can’t afford to have even one child. Marriage in Japan is in full collapse. They have to move swiftly to save themselves from simple annihilation! This is a most pressing issue for them. By forming an imperial alliance with China, they might have a chance of saving themselves as a people. They need draconian measures and thus, are praying that the Dragon of China will save them.
There is no turning back this particular wheel of history: it will grind forwards no matter what. The US had its chance to dominate Asia and blew it with the Vietnam War. Since then, we have been treading water. We let Japan’s shipping industry destroy our own industry so that NO American ships EVER went to Japanese harbors while a huge flotilla of Japanese merchant ships came pouring into all our ports, for example.
This was a hostile act but the US treated this as an ally helping us, not destroying us. This goes ditto for Europe which the US spends a fortune protecting. And Israel: ditto. After Demanding Patriot Missiles as Protection from Iran, Israel Sells Secret US Technology to China | Get Smart News is just one recent example of a traitor trade partner which depends on US money for their military power, stiffing us by making secret deals with China. China can buy whatever it wants since it has money! Lots of money in all currencies. Its FOREX holdings are immense and not in dollars but in many currencies and this was deliberate, too.
US Report: Attack on Pakistani Military Bases ‘Justified’ and ‘Appropriate’ — News from Antiwar.com is also how our empire has become tone deaf and our State Department brain dead. The State Department is run out of Tel Aviv and thus, ignores anything to do with maintaining US power. The loss of power in Pakistan was obvious to see and has obvious consequences. Pakistan is now a Chinese ally. The US attacked Pakistan, killed soldiers there and then blames the victim for this crime, a la Israel’s fake investigations of its war crimes.
Then we have this insane headline: Obama denies being ‘Spock-like’ | The Raw Story. Argh. The only character I liked on Star Trek was Spock. Geeks adore Spock. The general public dislikes him because he thinks. That is scary. We love Rambo because he is stupid and thought he won the Vietnam War. The US public likes to think that the skinny gooks of Vietnam could be beaten up by a beefy weight lifting lunatic screaming insanely as he plunges into the jungles. How bizarre is this? Talk about insane. Too bad, we are not led by Mr. Spock. He would figure out how the Chinese trade/Japanese trade thing operates! He would clean up Wall Street! Rats.
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