I am not an unbiased observer of the Syrian refugee crisis, for we have a Syrian friend. She is a young woman, with legal residency in the U.S. She is completing her university studies in computer science. Her uncle served honorably in the U.S. Army for many years in theater (Iraq) and recently retired in California’s Central Valley.
Her brother is completing his medical studies and wants to practice medicine in the U.S.
If you’ve been to a major hospital in the U.S. recently, you know that if all foreign-born doctors vanished, the current shortage of physicians would be much, much worse.
This is to remind us all that not every immigrant or refugee is a terrorist or welfare recipient.
Rather than attempt to reduce a very complex system to a cartoonish “explanation” of events, we would be better served by seeking out the geopolitical linchpins.
In trying to put the fast-moving events in Ukraine in perspective, we are equally prone to lose our way in simplistic reductions or obfuscating complexities. Many commentators reduce the many dynamics in play to a conventional binary conflict: Russia vs. the U.S. (Cold War redux), Russia vs. Europe, neo-fascist nationalists vs. leftists, western Ukraine vs. eastern Ukraine, etc.
While each of these binaries reflect one facet of the totality, claiming any binary is the key context guarantees a fatal blindness to all that is excluded by such reductionism.
On the other hand, the inability to discern key dynamics from background noise and sensationalism (World War III, coming to a screen near you!) triggers a free-fall into incoherence.
Rather than attempt to reduce a very complex system to a cartoonish “explanation” of events, we would be better served by seeking out the geopolitical linchpins that have proven key in every era and theater of operations. These include:
A massive shift is brewing. A major percentage of the American people are sick and tired of being fleeced by government gone wild. You can’t see this shift within mainstream media reportage, and certainly there’s a major percentage of the population that has indeed adopted a strategy of tending to day-to-day life in the hopes of not being the nail that sticks out that gets hammered down. But make no mistake, Ron Paul’s “Campaign For Liberty” is a perfect example of a rising tide of millions of Americans that have simply had enough. The movement is demanding a return to the principals that made this nation great; sound economics, sound money, a return to real capitalism and not crony capitalism and the feeding of a parasitic finance oligarchy that has metastasized into a cancer partially responsible for the eventual loss of the U.S. dollar’s exorbitant privilege.
What happened this week is not a sign of weakness. It’s a sign America is coming to terms with reality. We have a choice. We can elect to be honest about what we have done to our economy, particularly with debt and insane financialization. We can elect to have a sober relationship with the international community that guards our interests while jettisoning delusions of empire and it’s untenable financial burden. We can elect to do away with the facilitated empowerment of radicalism that feeds the so-called war on terrorism and stop creating terrorists as a byproduct of our foreign policy. We can elect to embrace sane economic liberalization without furthering crony capitalism, and the need for a domestic nascent police state to protect the powers that be. We can elect to restore the rule of law and the Bill of Rights and restore faith in our institutions and society.
Alternatively, we can slide down the path of all empires of old.
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The myth is that the Bail-in plans would recapitalize the big banks. The myth is that the ZIRP in place is stimulus to the USEconomy.
The myth is that the QE programs are stimulus to the US financial system. The myth is that the US is still a beacon of freedom.
The myth is that both Russia and China have no concept of leadership, no concept of capitalism, and are fraught with corruption, if not broken systems.
The greatest myth of all is that the USDollar is money.
The reality is that the United States is caught in the mire of profound insolvency, a lopsided economy lacking industry, a government incapable of managing its spending, and a lethal devotion to war. The United States has created some powerful enemies over the last couple decades. The Russians & Chinese are dedicated to establish a new fair monetary system, and a new fair trade settlement system. A new Gold Standard is coming, led by the East, driven through trade.
The United States will be outside looking in, no longer able to control the system.
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Sun Tzu said that “All war is deception.” Syria like Iraq and Afghanistan before it is no different. Let us look at the real reason why the globalist corporations and banking interests are fixated on this nation. A fixation that started over a decade ago.
A fixation that has the potential to lead to a major global war as key world powers are now involved.
Why Syria? It is THE way to break Russia.
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“The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole.” –Prof. Caroll Quigley, Georgetown University, Tragedy and Hope (1966)
Iraq and Libya have been taken out, and Iran has been heavily boycotted. Syria is now in the cross-hairs. Why? Here is one overlooked scenario . . . .
In an August 2013 article titled “Larry Summers and the Secret ‘End-game’ Memo,” Greg Palast posted evidence of a secret late-1990s plan devised by Wall Street and U.S. Treasury officials to open banking to the lucrative derivatives business. To pull this off required the relaxation of banking regulations not just in the US but globally. The vehicle to be used was the Financial Services Agreement of the World Trade Organization.
The “end-game” would require not just coercing support among WTO members but taking down those countries refusing to join. (more…)
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Syria is about the last gasp for the Petro-Dollar, the emergence of energy pipeline geopolitics, the rise of the NatGas Co-op, the new dominance of Russian Gazprom, the eclipse of OPEC, the fall of the house of Saud, and a grand adjustment process in global commerce and banking.
The NatGas Co-op eclipses OPEC and ushers in a new era.
Syria represents the crossroads of many important shifting geopolitical roadways that pertain to the global financial structure and commercial systems. Syria is the tipping point for a Grand Global Paradigm Shift. It is the last stand for the Anglo Banker world.
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