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China Cements Eurasian Trade Routes With Great Silk Road Revival: The Infographic

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When it comes to the rise of Eurasia as the ascendent axis set to oppose US global hegemony, conventional wisdom focuses on the roles of China and Russia. However, the changing geopolitical landscape is certainly far more nuanced than merely the "west" versus the BRICS, and as the following infographic from SCMP shows, China has been quietly working to recreate one of the most legendary trade routes, "the Silk Road", linking Africa to the Middle East (Iraq and Iran) to India, to Indonesia and all culminating in Beijing, while at the same time the reverse leg of the route goes to Kazakhstan, Moscow and ultimately, Germany. The purpose: "to enhance political and economic ties with southeast Asia and beyond."

As SCMP reports, China has set up a 10 billion yuan fund to support infrastructure projects under the umbrella of the silk road plan. Initially floated in relation to Asean countries, the idea has grown to include ports such as Colombo and Gwadar. China is already working with Malaysia to upgrade the Malaysian port of Kuantan and Cambodian officials have made clear their enthusiasm in developing port infrastructure.

Container port data compiled by the United Nations shows China is already the world's biggest merchant marine operator. Around a quarter of the world's container tonnage passed through Chinese ports in 2012. The 155 million twenty foot equivalent Unites (TEUs) handled by Chinese ports dwarfs the 43 million handled by the second biggest operators, the United States. Customs administration figures show around 40,000 ships entered and left Chinese ports in the first half of 2014.

By naming the project the maritime silk road, Xi Jinping links the concept to the ancient sea routes piled by Admiral Zheng He in the 15th century. As head of a huge and technologically advanced fleet, Zheng He restored large-scale maritime trade after centuries of disruption, confirming China's status as the leading source of goods, technology and information for the rest of the world.

In June this year China's 2,400 year-old Grand Canal, which historically linked sections of the silk road, was awarded Unesco heritage status, as were large portions of the ancient overland silk road. The 11,179 kilometer Yunxinou International Railway linking Chongqing and Xinjiang with Europe and, commonly referred to as the "New Silk Road", runs alongside many of these ancient caravan tracts.

The message China is trying to send to the west by recreating trade routes that defined its dominance in global trade, and which would enmesh the entire eastern hemisphere into one massive trade zone, hardly needs to be clarified.

Infographic below:


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Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:41 | 5009763 takeaction
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Off Topic..Is it possible that Obama wants to be impeached? This would seem the only way to really stir up the Democrats...otherwise they lose in November. "They" need an event.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:40 | 5009768 kowalli
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puppet don't have a opinion

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:00 | 5009908 Skateboarder
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Public don't have an opinion either. Lies entirely with Hidden Hand Criminal Holdings Inc.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:35 | 5010046 DoChenRollingBearing
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China's economy is larger than the all the rest of the other BRICS combined.  This whole Silk Road idea, while interesting, does not mean all that much.

How about the "BRICS Bank"?  THAT seems to be getting attention!  $100 billion for the CRA (roughly, the IMF equivalent) from the BRICS members (although we will see how soon they put in the money).

Jim Willie writes of how important the BRICS will be.  He also writes of how important gold will be in the near future.

The "BRICS Bank" is likely NOT what many of you think it is.  It is pretty similar looking to the World Bank and IMF already up and running (since 1945).

And gold?  Where is gold?  Gold is discussed in the founding document of the IMF.  But, gold is nowhere mentioned in the "BRICS Bank" founding documents (the NDB and the CRA).

Details and some observations of these complicated new institutions (NDB and the CRA) can be found below.  See for yourselves.  "Read all about it."

"The BRICS Bank: A First Look"

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:59 | 5010821 Theosebes Goodfellow
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He'll have to wait until after the 2014 elections. I'm sure a republican House and Senate will be more than glad to oblige him in 2015.


Back on topic: I thought this article might be about how China would be planning to pave a colossal 8-lane highway across the Gobi. No such luck.

On a brighter note, I've been studying the Pimsleur guide on Spanish napping. I'm perfecting my Sunday siesta skills. So unless this discussion plans on getting interesting, hasta la vista.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:27 | 5010975 SafelyGraze
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it shall be called the East Eisenhower Transportation and Mobilization System

and commerce!

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 16:38 | 5010369 Oracle 911
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Molotov-Ribbentrop nonaggression pact came into my mind. I will tell the reason, it had a secret protocol how they will divide the territories.

And now my question is this, what if these BRICS bank agreements have secret protocols? What if these protocols are about converting US Treasury bond into PM's (it will result treasury bond dumping)?


BTW buyers want more for they money, so they will be silent about gold/silver notes or gold/silver purchasing in high quantity, that is the reason why I suspect existence of secret protocols. Not to mention if it became a common knowledge it may thwart they plans about putting up a new economic and trade system.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 16:50 | 5010414 DoChenRollingBearing
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Secret protocols are indeed a possibility.  But, if all five BRICS are in on the secret, those secrets are at risk of being exposed.

Secrets are harder to keep nowadays.


The text of the Agreements, of course, has nothing to do with policies that each country (read: Russia and China) might follow to buy more gold & silver.  So even without secret protocols, China & Russia may indeed step up their buying of gold as they see fit.

I would...

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:24 | 5010520 balolalo
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This is a map of where you don't want to live for the foreseeable future.   

South Asia is about to be overrun. 

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:36 | 5012494 Raymond K Hessel
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This might be a map showing where Americans in the future hope to emigrant.  I think along the red lines.  They will need people to work the docks.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:03 | 5009943 Eeyores Enigma
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Impeachment is a joke.

If you believe that the “President” is at the helm steering the whole enchilada…you are an idiot.  If you believe that voting in a different president will change anything... you are an idiot. If you believe that impeachment will change are an idiot. If you pay any attention to the election process or the impeachment are an idiot. (Princeton/Northwest study) If you watched every episode of are an idiot.
Sun, 07/27/2014 - 16:27 | 5010363 August
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At least I can still vote.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 01:42 | 5011663 Bro of the Sorr...
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agree on all counts, with one exception. im waiting to see what happens in 2016 with rand paul. i feel like he wont be allowed to run, or will be set up against hillary to give us hope and then get crushed in the general election. but maybe, just maybe he'll get elected and actually act follow through with all of ron's policies. or maybe he's controlled opposition. fuck reading this site has made me so goddamn pessimistic.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:45 | 5009777 PacOps
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You may wish to consider waiting to post an "off topic". Just simple etiquette.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:05 | 5009818 hobopants
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Looks like ebola's got a new highway.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:21 | 5009850 Jumbotron
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The Black Plague did start in Asia and traveled the original Silk Road.


"The Black Death is thought to have originated in the arid plains of central Asia, where it then travelled along the Silk Road, reaching the Crimea by 1343.[6] From there, it was most likely carried by Oriental rat fleas living on the black rats that were regular passengers on merchant ships. Spreading throughout the Mediterranean and Europe, the Black Death is estimated to have killed 30–60% of Europe's total population.[7] All in all, the plague reduced the world population from an estimated 450 million down to 350–375 million in the 14th century."


History doesn't repeat......but she does rhyme.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:52 | 5009888 Escrava Isaura
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PacOps ,

You said: “…post an "off topic".”

Did you check the title?

Great Silk Road Revival

Great? Revival?

Slow news day, I guess!

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:00 | 5010110 Headbanger
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Yeah get over it etiquette Nazi!

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:37 | 5010052 e_goldstein
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The smartest thing the Repubes could do is wait to impeach until after the election.

But then again the Repubes really aren't that smart.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:36 | 5010224 elephant
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What makes you think he wants to be impeached?  Is he recently doing anything any more extraordinary than he has been doing for the past six years?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:42 | 5009772 Okienomics
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Perhaps this is contributing to the weak Baltic Dry Index, i.e., bypassing the Baltic.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:45 | 5009776 Kaiser Sousa
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off topic as well..
its not even debatable anymore...
Silver @ a phony paper price of $20 per oz....
yeah, right.

"Deutsche Bank AG (DBK), HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA) and Bank of Nova Scotia were accused in a lawsuit of rigging the price of billions of dollars in silver, an allegation similar to earlier suits involving the London gold fix.

The banks unlawfully manipulated the price of the metal and its derivatives, an investor claims in a complaint filed yesterday in federal court in Manhattan. The banks abused their position of controlling the daily silver fix to reap illegitimate profit from trading, hurting other investors in the silver market who use the benchmark in billions of dollars of transactions, according to the suit.

“The extreme level of secrecy creates an environment that is ripe for manipulation,” according to the complaint. “Defendants have a strong financial incentive to establish positions in both physical silver and silver derivatives prior to the public release of silver fixing results, allowing them to reap large illegitimate profits.”

The lawsuit is the latest to be brought against banks alleging manipulation of a benchmark. Suits have been filed against Deutsche Bank and Bank of Nova Scotia, HSBC and other banks in federal court in New York over allegations involving the London gold fix.
Silver Benchmark

“We intend to vigorously defend ourselves against this suit,” Diane Flanagan, a spokeswoman for the Bank of Nova Scotia, said in an e-mail. Juanita Gutierrez, a spokeswoman for HSBC, and Amanda Williams, a representative for Deutsche Bank, declined to comment.

J. Scott Nicholson, a Washington state resident who filed the case, is seeking to represent a class of investors who have bought silver future contracts since Jan. 1, 2007.
The suit includes claims of aiding and abetting manipulation, as well as violation of antitrust laws and the Commodity Exchange Act. Nicholson seeks unspecified damages.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:52 | 5009797 Abitdodgie
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So what if the banks are found guilty , they will get a 5 million dollar fine and told not to do it again it means nothing ,the price of gold and silver will go up when they say it will go up and not before.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:54 | 5009923 Farqued Up
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And the 5 million will go to the SEC, NOT to the harmed parties.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:46 | 5009781 kito
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its good that china spends their time and money on productive efforts to shore up trade, secure deals for vital resources, create new lending alliances, back their currency with increased purchases of gold......and the u.s.???

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:39 | 5012501 Raymond K Hessel
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Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:50 | 5009791 giovanni_f
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The English aka zimbabwe-in-the-sea need another war. A prosperous continent - no way.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:59 | 5009806 AnAnonymous
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At last, back to war.

Things is that 'americans' have the place already locked up. 'Americans' know their history. So they are already deep in, keeping things under control.

This map is 'american'. The silk road is severed. It gives away one major cause to the 'american' support for Israel (apart from the fact that 'Americans' residing in Israel carry out an 'american' policy, which is enough to get them 'american' support)

Historically, the silk road went through Sinai. and offered a land route (better for trading than sea routes)

'Americans' assigned the geopolitical part of locking up China to Israel. This is why the support of 'american' nations to Israel will not sway.

Quite sadly for many 'americans' on this site, Israel is an essential agent in the 'american' middle class welfare around the world. It wont change.

Beside the fact that this site is at least 50 years behind in this geostrategical consideration, well, at least, they mentioned the existence of the sild trade road.

Maybe in 2035, there will be an article on TAFTA.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:12 | 5009835 Spitzer
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The proxy war against Russia is only exists because Putin threatens the petrodollar hegemony.

This is all so damn simple.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:22 | 5009858 AnAnonymous
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The petrodollar hegemony? Threatened by Putin?

'Americans' are going into central asia under one threat: 'americans' have saturated the rest of the world. Central Asia is the last pocket of expansion, where they can thieve environment from others.

Everywhere else, the job is done. A job done is no longer to be done.

It is funny, 'americans' named unproperly the USD the petrodollar but they cant even accept one immediate consequence: once petroleum oil gone, the petrodollar is gone.

The USD is much more threatened by depletion of resources than by Putin, the BRICS or anything.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:48 | 5009906 Escrava Isaura
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Do you understand the meaning of the word ‘Simple’?

Eliot said all that you wrote... in two lines.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:29 | 5010023 quasimodo
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You might try acutally contributing something to the thread at hand instead of stupid and berating statements.......if not then please STFU.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:39 | 5012508 Raymond K Hessel
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Why are people putting Americans inside quotations marks?  

Are you implying we don't exist?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:24 | 5011864 AnAnonymous
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in two lines.

How many characters by line?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:31 | 5011875 TheFourthStooge-ing
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How many characters by line?

88 gives prosperings double the lucky.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:11 | 5010139 bid the soldier...
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once petroleum is gone, the petrodollar is gone

and everything else but 1984 with it

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:59 | 5009807 Moe Hamhead
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this insanity can't last much longer

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:02 | 5009812 orangegeek
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hey china - build it and they will come, right?



Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:02 | 5009813 22winmag
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Great, just what the world leader in shitting on the side of the road needs... more and longer roads.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:19 | 5009848 BlindMonkey
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China or India? I get confused by who is the biggest road dumper sometimes.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:50 | 5009912 laomei
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india doesn't really even have roads though

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:05 | 5009949 Urban Redneck
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This plan has been works in the works for years (I got my copy from the bankster consortium back in 2011).

The Russians don't really have roads either. You can click on the linked slides (5-23) without paying and see what they're replacing.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:27 | 5010193 angel_of_joy
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They don't need roads. All they need is a railway which they already have !

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:43 | 5010252 laomei
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india doesn't have a railway of any actual merit, it's slow as all hell and just a giant mess.  it's one of the few places where they have a network which is state-owned and yet are utterly incapable of making it not suck worse every single year.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 16:53 | 5010423 angel_of_joy
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Don't know about India, but Russia has this:



Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:10 | 5009826 Notsobadwlad
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The recreation of the great silk road is part of the globalist plan for the world and has been well known and discussed in some of the (not so crazy) conspiracy sites for quite a while. Asia will be where we make things.

Along with this comes the destruction of America and its ultimate conversion, after the destruction, to an Info and Education hub ... and more pristine nature preserve.

And one world religion after the destruction of the Catholic Church.

And the City of London will be the world's financial hub.

The globalists are behind schedule. They initially (50 years ago) did not expect that they would have to use the terror ruse on the US population (only in Europe) ... and they have only left enough manufacturing in the US in case their plan goes horribly wrong.

They believe normal wars are obsolete, but because they believe that they have redeeming value for those who do well in them and to decrease population, they now believe they have to find substitutes.

A world centrally planned by psychopaths who believe they are God's (the goat's) gift to humanity. I would laugh if I was not crying.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:17 | 5009844 AnAnonymous
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If the recreation of the silk road was a globalist dream, how does it come that 'americans' have been working hard to thwart the recreation?

Arent 'american' politicians supposed to be globalist?

Israel project was supported because it allowed to ensure that 'americans' could quietly loot the continent without much exterior interference as Israel position controlled the Sinai, which was the door to Africa for Asia.

'Americans', when they colonized the US, were cautious enough to colonize the sea coasts first before ending by the center. Because they did not want the Russians or others to reach the coast before them. They wanted to loot quietly the Indian lands, so they encircled, land locked it.

'American' way of proceeding, 'american' way of proceeding.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:10 | 5009969 BruntFCA
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Where did you learn English?

The Israel project....

...allowed to ensure... You mean it ensured.

...exterior interference...You mean external.

...Israel position...You mean Israel's position.

Why start a new sentence with 'because' when the clause naturally followed? I've never read such bombastic codswallop on Zero Hedge before.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:33 | 5010038 matrix2012
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OMG, a grammar NAZI... do you think this board is an English lesson class? lol


If you are so keen on the perfect English usage, please visit

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 16:57 | 5010431 DoChenRollingBearing
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@ BruntFCA

We believe that AnAnonymous is from China.  

If so, his English is much better than my Mandarin.  And so entitled (IMO) to any small errors, even if his message is hard to understand.  (Or accept)

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:31 | 5011873 AnAnonymous
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That is part of the fantasy 'americans' require.

For 'americans', the group is all. Without a group to attach words to it, 'americans' are lost. Observations, in an 'american' world, are not made from reality. Observations are the product of the group the observer belongs to.
In absence of knowledge on the group, 'americans' have no other way but inventing a membership to a supposed group.

'Americans' do it all the time: both internally and externally.

They do it between the liberal and conservative factions, they do it between their racial subsets etc

Inventing a group membership is a urge for 'americans', if they dont do it, they might be forced to take into account the observation itself. Which might report reality.

And 'americans' cant face reality.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:39 | 5011884 TheFourthStooge-ing
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For 'americans', the group is all. Without a group to attach words to it, 'americans' are lost.

The difference between generalizing on general ground, generalizing on singular ground, singing on general ground, and singing on singular ground being rooted in a stupendous bowl no evidence ground.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:03 | 5011905 AnAnonymous
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'Americans' must see through the lens of a group.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:47 | 5012533 Raymond K Hessel
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And members of the Internet Water Army or Wangluo shuijun are part of Cass Sunstein's wet dream of dominating and undermining discourse between Americans.  

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:12 | 5011281 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Guy tells in english enough goodly of understandings. Speechings will sometimes lacked clarity judiciously.

I've never read such bombastic codswallop on Zero Hedge before.

Alas, alas, three times alas, bombasterial codswallopry herewith must construed being hammered with the tenacity. Wordings AnAnonymosity selling necessitarious efficientsy not benefitial to all US citizens. Monoextremum of unicity focused grammariment misses on the mattering bits, who also can not predict.

Somehow that is very something.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:34 | 5011474 DoChenRollingBearing
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Well, that is also very true.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:34 | 5011574 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:17 | 5011854 AnAnonymous
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This is how people supposed to follow eastern european citizenism should express themselves?

Back, back, back to the natural leaning.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:21 | 5011861 TheFourthStooge-ing
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This is how people supposed to follow eastern european citizenism should express themselves?

Back, back, back to the natural leaning.

+1 up for made me laugh uproariously. Nothing like the humour of Czechian citizenism.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:32 | 5011877 AnAnonymous
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Czechian, ROR, close the borders, fast. The invasion has started.

Signed: an American.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:11 | 5011849 AnAnonymous
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A lengthy comment could be written but in a nutshell, it is summed up to : there is no official english grammar.
Quite funny, 'americans' on this site harp on centralization yet yearn for a centralized grammar system.

'Americans' wont be 'american' if they did not behave the 'american' way though.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:15 | 5011852 TheFourthStooge-ing
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This was pinpointed by Ben Franklin somehow in one text where he claimed to go after freckled red heads next time he is hit by one, I think.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:17 | 5011855 AnAnonymous
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Ben Franklin? That was that 'american' founder who did not forget to work in the flesh trading department, right? Some things, 'americans' forget, some others, they dont.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:25 | 5011867 TheFourthStooge-ing
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When you are running a racket of distorting the fabled past and farming the myth, best to stay on the distortion racket path with fabrications of diligence.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:33 | 5011878 AnAnonymous
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Distorting the fabled past? Distorting fantasy? That is one way to put it.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:41 | 5011886 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Distorting the fabled past? Distorting fantasy? That is one way to put it.

For the rest of Chineses, Japaneses, Saudi Arabarians, Sino-Eurolantic-Indopean-Antarcticans and others I wish good luck to try to beat that. They are going to display imagination...

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:22 | 5009859 BlindMonkey
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It doesn't make much sense to me that the US would be the info and edu hub since the Chinese are racially gifted with higher IQs.

We seem to be hell bent on dumbing down the population. Unless you consider the idea that the Guacanos of recent import are just here to be the help.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:27 | 5010017 bid the soldier...
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The recreation of the 'silk road' by China has no more to do with reality than Vladimir Putin's "desire to recreate the 'glorious Soviet Union'". 

It is propaganda by China's detractors to whip up negative sentiment against China by scaring the sheeple, whose brains are too tiny to figure out anything important for themselves, into believing they are about to lose their cable tv service..

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:14 | 5010845 Notsobadwlad
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No matter what you have heard, American money is paying for the new Great Silk Road.

Also, not matter what they want you to believe, at the very top every single leader on earth is coordinated with coordinated direction. Yes, there are wars, but wars to those in control are just entertainment like Sunday football.... and for population control.

... and for sure, they will sacrifice their own when they think it is necessary.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:14 | 5011851 AnAnonymous
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'American' money? What is that?

At the moment, 'american' money is one structure that forces the exchange of anything on Earth against USD. USD are bits on a computer, extremelly cheap to generate,and that can be increased in numbers vastly.

The question is what resources are paying and consumed for this trade road.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:37 | 5009885 tony wilson
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when you have the books and ideas of english fellas like frank kitson.

when you understand the concepts of pseudo gang when you forge this with ideas from the sas  founder Colonel Sir David Stirling.

add to the mix tavistock mind control,cia and mossad lunacy.

you have a counter a low level cheap way of taking down areas then regions then countries.

been working a treat for a 100 years.

china may as well burn the investment monies each region they have invested in has been trashed in the last few years by the brits,usa and israel.

they do not speak out fight back not a fucking squeak they just move on.

china builds the tavistock zionists knock it down china and russia are now firmly in the cross hairs of rupert murdochs banker boheimian grove sex buddies.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:43 | 5009900 smacker
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"...the reverse leg of the route goes to Kazakhstan, Moscow and ultimately, Germany."

Mutti will be in there offering Siemens to build a few more trains.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:44 | 5009901 q99x2
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3 foot thick steel reinforced concrete for military and commercial vehicles only. From Beijing to the Queen's door in London.

NWO bitchez.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:57 | 5009920 falak pema
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As I have pointed out this goes beyond just US vs Russia type post WW1/2 logic.


This goes back to the Crusades, (the silk route was very active then) and further, to the beginnings of civilization.

Silk route indeed. All we now need is the spice of India and the gems of Afghanistan-- the Lapis lazuli-- and you'll be in my novel : Sidi Kafir.

I like the title, its time the three Abrahamic religions that have collectively polluted the world-- with Dogma used as instrument of power politics--now give way to Greek/Confucian logic and Pagan mysticism (just kidding on this issue but Aphrodite is a favorite).

Haha, Silk Route and some say Marco Polo never made it to Xanadu as he never talks of chop sticks in his Il Milione. 

Conspiracy theories are as old as the silk route! 

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:14 | 5010143 laomei
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The silk road goes back even further than that, back to Bactria and earlier back when the Oxus river was wide and deep and it was possible to sail into Central Asia from Greece... and transoxnia was a civilization beyond the imagination of Greeks.  Going all the back to the legendary times of Jason and the Argonauts.  And where did this kingdom get their riches? By being a trading hub between the east (China) and the west.  


This rail network is pretty much another nail in the coffin for US interests.  The sea route is important, but high speed freight is the key to the future, with China being the hub of it all. Running it all on cheap electricity and without the risks and time of sea freight.  Moving goods throughout all of Asia and on into Europe, while at the same time allowing for fun shit like oil by rail if anything heats up.  A massive international rail line that all parties become reliant on also turns into an off-limits target.  Not unlike the gas lines in Ukraine.  Blow it up to be petty, and you'll have everyone to answer to, not just your single little target.  


This network will get into Europe via Russia, south east asia, and all the way into africa.  It's kinda sorta one of those trump card plays.  

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 16:35 | 5010384 falak pema
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Agreed, the Silk route existed much earlier, the first plants making silk in central asia--Ferghana Valley-- date back to 1st century AD, during Roman Empire days. (I won't say it existed in Alexander's time 300 BC). 

the Ruskis and Japan are opening up a northern sea route shorter than the Suez route for transporting LNG in Siberia to Japan/China/Korea.

This type of icebreaking LNG ship comes onstream in 2018 as does the major LNG plant being built at Yamal by french company Technip. This should also cut down transport costs from Russia to Far East.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:58 | 5009928 ekm1
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China and Russia will push and push and push, but eventually US Military will say stop.


Will they settle for war?


I don't think so.

They'll just maintain the gained territory.


If USA is to be demoted, then somebody must beat US Military in a war

Until, then........US Military still rules.

Obama is being sidelined now.

Things are changing.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:11 | 5009972 angel_of_joy
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US is too bankrupt to afford its military. This will be getting worse as the dollar becomes just another version of "funny money". No money, no deployment. The end !

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:57 | 5010102 ekm1
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De-dollarization is finalized only with a major war.

Somebody has to beat US Military.


De-dollarization is being accelerated now because Bank Lobby backstabbed Military Complex.

Now revenge is occuring back.

Military complex will annihilate bank lobby. It is under way

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:20 | 5010171 angel_of_joy
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Are you stupid or something ? Let me tell you again slooowly, maybe you'll geet it: no money --> no military --> no MIC --> no war.

Nobody fights for free, especially a mercs/drone army... And you have to pay them GOOD money to keep fighting... see Roman Empire.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:31 | 5010210 ekm1
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No money? What?

Since when computers are not capable of marking up digits?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:00 | 5010443 angel_of_joy
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No GOOD money ! Nobody fight for worthless crap.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:01 | 5011396 mc225
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dudes will fight for boo-tay

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:50 | 5010937 bid the soldier...
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"no money --> no military"

In the last 35 years the US treasury has borrowed $17 trillion and built 10 nuclear aircraft carriers and 10 more conventional ones.

Since governments began pay soldiers to fight, the Roman and the Byzantine soldiers bit down on the coin they were paid with to tell if it were debased.

I have not yet seen a US serviceman bite down on an hundred dollar bill or any merchant bite down on a Visa credit card. 

At this moment the dollar is still king and as long a Yellen can keep inflation at a reasonable, the value of the dollar is the least of America's problems.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:13 | 5011005 ekm1
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Cost inflation for businesses is through the roof.

US military is getting cut and underfunded

Bank lobby is printing money for itself only, incurring the wrath of other lobbies and military complex.


Nothing is working and executive blood is about to be shed very unfortunately (I pray God it doesn't)

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 16:04 | 5010303 Jano
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roman emipere went done withut a major war.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:25 | 5010531 ekm1
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Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:56 | 5010101 smacker
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Most past empires have gone out in a blaze of glory(?). This time round, it would potentially involve nukes with substantial death/destruction back home. Not a very good idea. Better to step back, accept the inevitable and protect the Fatherland. Else face revolution. Is that what they want?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:01 | 5010115 ekm1
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I don't think anybody wants that.

Chinese and russians are simply pushing ahead to gain territory for as long as obama is in power and Bank Lobby still wars with Oil lobby and Military complex in a civil war.


I think assassinations of high level executives on both sides are soon to follow, after all staged suicides of low level executives thus far, assuming bank lobby does not surrender

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:23 | 5010867 bid the soldier...
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"They'll just maintain the gained territory."


If you mean that part of Georgia now allied with the West and the new territories of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, they don't seem to be doing a job at maintaining, having or holding them.

And when the US decides that the Kaliningrad oblast should leave Russia and join the EU, Russia will just keep on pushing and pushing but NEVER GO TO WAR which would upset so many apple carts


Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:59 | 5009929 Jack Burton
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While the great minds in Washington DC play at being world rulers and war makers, China expends it's human capital with connections of trade across the globe. Real connections, like the Silk Road project. Don't let the name fool you, in it's time the SIlk Road was one of earth's great wealth generating machine. In Washington the great minds send order to the money printers and the budgets are full of cash for war and for power projection, along with social money to calm the population as it slips ot of the middle class. The two projects can't be more different, one works to manufacture and to expand trade and resource extraction, the other beats each other over the head over abortion and guns, while it's printed welath arms the world and spread the empire of threat and war. China goes to Africa to build mines, extract wealth, generate agricultural growth and spread it's markets, notice what the USA has done in Africa in response. Set up an AFRICA COM, a military command to rule Africa with guns and set up new drone bases to spread the Obama murder machine to anyone who dares to question Ameican rule.

You can't find a better contrast than that for which direct each nation is headed. China is building the Silk Road, while America funds Al-Qaeda to fight Syria and is now preparing to fund it's Kiev junta leaders and their newly formed fascist legions. While last night over 200 Ukrainian regular army troops slipped into Russia and asked for asylum and medical care.

I think Washington has gone full retard. In Ukraine they will play at world master, but get little in return. China will buy Ukrainian farmland and produce food when this is all over. Again, look at the contrast!

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:11 | 5009975 matrix2012
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A much higher resolution infographic of the Silk Road Revival is available here (6.6 MB).

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:31 | 5010024 kurt
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Here's something: what benefits another does not neccesarily cause detriment to you.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:51 | 5010083 CheapBastard
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China's still a mixed bag. You have the peasants at one end working their butts off, throwing themselves out of factory windows during their 5 minutes break out of 16 hour work days. .... Then you have the "well-connected" who can literally steal millions or beat anyone up in the street and the police will not touch them.



Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:13 | 5011428 FeralSerf
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And the difference in America is?

They're fast food restaurants instead of factories?

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