Like the sheep in Switzerland who followed the leader into a store instead of down a street, the people of this planet are easily led into wars, all you need is an excuse. After gleefully getting a quite secret green light from the US, Japanese imperialists are now on full attack fighting off not one but both China and Taiwan in a diplomatic tug of war over some islands which is rapidly becoming a shooting war. China is also beginning to implement the replacement of the dollar in petroleum sales. The US squeeze on Iran is actually triggering a collapse of NATO and our Asian allies as everyone dashes to get ahold of potential oil fields with Russia gleefully going into the Arctic where ice is less and less a problem.
History is clear about the fall of empires. They don’t go quietly, they are nibbled away by allies and foes. No nation has more awareness about the rise and fall of empires than China. When Chinese officials lived with me, the one book they really latched onto was Professor Kennedy’s ‘The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers‘. This book detailed how industrial powers would nearly always prevail in conflicts with similar sized empires that have poorer industrial production systems. I explained to them how the Japanese and Germans were industriously undermining the US industrial base beginning with the Reagan regime.
They liked the idea and declared they would double down what the former US WWII foes were doing. They would take over the banking system via industrial power. And they succeeded, totally and are now a global power which rivals the US which has many allies who work hard to destroy the US machine that sustains them. The Chinese, on the other hand, do not have this handicap. They are much freer to do as they see fit for themselves. The island war in Asia is definitely heading towards a shooting war which Japan and the US cannot possibly win. China tells Japan it will not tolerate violations of sovereignty ‹ Japan Today:
“China will never tolerate any unilateral actions by Japan that harm Chinese territorial sovereignty,” Zhang told Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Chikao Kawai in Beijing, according to a statement posted on the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s website.
“Japan must banish illusions, undertake searching reflection and use concrete actions to amend its errors, returning to the consensus and understandings reached between our two countries’ leaders,” Zhang said.
Already with Taiwanese civilian ships sailing to the islands and protesting, the Japanese water cannon attack on Taiwanese fishing boats over Senkaku dispute is extremely unpopular in both Chinas. Stocks of Japanese firms with a lot of business in both Chinas are now declining as panic begins to set in. I may even suggest, based on seeing many Japanese anime shows, live action shows and history itself, the elites of Japan are very prone towards suicidal measures when pressed. And Fukushima is pressing very hard indeed.
Attempts at pretending nothing is wrong is failing. The antinuke protests are growing even as the Japanese military plot to use nukes against China in any conflict. The fake constitution of Japan forbidding war is as much a tissue of lies as our own Constitution which is overturned at the slightest breath of the Dragon of War.
The dollar’s power disconnected from any sovereign wealth of which our country has exactly zero, the US diplomatic pushes to isolate both Russia and Iran has only driven both into the arms of the Chinese dragon: Dollar no longer primary oil currency – China begins to sell oil using Yuan — Puppet Masters — Sott.net
“Crude oil is the standard currency of the world. Not the Yen, not the Pound, not the Dollar. More money is transferred around the world in crude oil than in any other product.”
“On Friday, Sept. 7, Russia announced, that as of today, we will supply China with all of the crude oil that they need, no matter how much they want… there is no limit. And Russia will not sell or trade this crude oil to China using the American dollar.” -Interview with Natty Bumpo on the Just Measures Radio network, Sept. 11
I predicted this would happen several years ago. The idiotic push into an Iran war has only increased the dangers of WWIII in Asia and with the US on the wrong side of the statistical ledger. That is, if we combine Russia and China into one political entity, this is a powerful alliance with the US underbelly exposed via the North Pole, big time, and all our allies in Asia who worked so hard to destroy our own economy are sitting ducks which Russia and China can literally annihilate forever by hitting just a few key cities which hold 90% of the populace and infrastructure that counts? No way can the US regroup from a double hit from Russia over the Polar cap and China eliminating all rival Asian powers in a few hours of nuclear warfare.
Here is a pie chart showing China’s oil imports: Google Image Result for http://blog.carbontalks.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/oilimports.jpg
Russia, until this year, was one of the smaller importers to China, focused mainly on importing to Europe. The EU NATO regime decided to arm former Soviet states with missiles aimed at Russia so the Russian oil is beginning to flow to friendlier nations like China. Iran is a huge source of oil for China and Chinese resentment for disarming Iran while arming Israel with nukes is another force at work undermining US diplomacy.
Diplomacy means having some level of honesty and honor and the US has totally, utterly and completely surrendered all honor on the issue of nuclear disarmament. Utterly and openly dishonest, the US/Israel alliance for nuclear expansion flies directly in the face of demands by both heavily armed belligerent nations to disarm smaller, weaker nations. So it is totally ironic that when Ahmejinadad flashes peace sign and dismisses war talk as chaotic U.N. convenes the Israelis storm out in a rage… and an Iran commander warns of ‘World War III’ | Mail Online:
He also said that Iran is neutral in the Syrian civil war, and denied that Tehran is providing weapons or training to the government of President Bashar Assad.
Ahmadinejad said: ‘We like and love both sides, and we see both sides as brothers.’
He referred to the conflict in Syria as ‘tribal’ fighting and said that international ‘meddling from the outside has made the situation even harder’.
It was Ahmadinejad’s eighth visit to the U.N. gathering held each September, which he cited as proof that he is open to understanding other countries’ views.
The US is being told this election is all about the middle class. As we see in the video above, they run into the stores and mill about, hoping to buy something which more likely than not is made in Asia and is destroying our national wealth as our trade debt balloons. Not a soul is talking about that pesky matter! They talk about taxes and one thing no one seems to want to do is pay taxes nor pay any attention to sovereign collective capital wealth! As taxes are not paid to maintain our government, the sales of foreign stuff to Americans who don’t produce anymore is eating up our future ability to do anything at all except live miserable lives as peasants!
The dire nature of this is lost on most people who think our present goofy system, based on petrodollars, will go onwards forever and ever. It will most certainly not. More cars are now sold in China than the US, for example. We have such a totally warped tax system now, we have this headline: Millionaire Mitt Romney says it’s fair he pays a lower tax rate than someone earning $50,000-a-year | Mail Online
‘I think it’s the right way to encourage economic growth – to get people to invest, to start businesses, to put people to work,’ the former Massachusetts governor said.
So, the richer you are, the less percentage you pay in taxes! This upside down system is killing the middle class and what do they want? The same thing for themselves! Every possible excuse is trotted out to explain why they, too, cannot pay taxes and it is unfair to tax them. Everyone wants to be Romney so they can ‘grow the economy’ by parking money overseas, funding factories in China and offshoring office jobs to India! So, we would all then use what capital we can scrape together to finish killing off our industrial base! Isn’t that beyond sad? Meanwhile, inflation which has been roaring so far as food and fuel is concerned, is going to be twice as bad next year: The cost of a fry up set to soar after pig cull forces up price of bacon | Mail Online
A mass cull is under way among farmers who can no longer afford to feed their animals, according to the National Pig Association.
Droughts in North America and Russia have caused a global failure in the grain crop used for animal feed, pushing up the price.
The rich have rigged this game so inflation in food, fuel, shelter and medicine, is totally excluded from inflation statistics so they can cheat people who put money in banks or are on fixed incomes. The rage over this had been muted due to higher home prices so the elderly, for example, could live off of the value of inflated property prices. But now that is gone and raw, harsh inflation is eating incomes very fast. How long will people wait until they figure out multimillionaires, the millionaires of Congress, the billionaires funding our elections are all totally happy with this commodity inflation? And the sheep being fleeced are the US middle class taxpayers?
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