Geopolitics, Globalization, And World Order: Part 1

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Submitted by Federico Pieraccini via Strategic-Culture.org,

Understanding the objectives and logic that accompany the expansion of nations or empires is always of paramount importance in helping one draw lessons for the future

In this series of four articles I intend to lay a very detailed but easily understandable foundation for describing the mechanisms that drive great powers. To succeed, one must analyze the geopolitical theories that over more than a century have contributed to shaping the relationship between Washington and other world powers. Secondly, it is important to expound on how Washington’s main geopolitical opponents (China, Russia and Iran) have over the years been arranging a way to put a stop to the intrusive and overbearing actions of Washington. Finally, it is important to take note of the possibly significant changes in American foreign policy doctrine that have been occurring over the last twenty years, especially how the new Trump administration intends to change course by redefining priorities and objectives.

The first analysis will therefore focus on the international order, globalization, geopolitical theories, their translations into modern concepts, and what controlling a country’s sovereignty means.

Before examining geopolitical theories, it is important to understand the effects of globalization and the changing international order it entails, a direct consequence of US strategy that seeks to control every aspect of the economic, political and cultural decisions made by foreign countries, usually applying military means to achieve this objective.

Globalization and the International Order

It is important to first define the international order among nations before and after the collapse of the Berlin wall, especially focusing on the consequences of existing in a globalized world.

For the first half of the twentieth century the world found itself fighting two world wars, then, during the Cold War, lasting from 1945 to 1989, the balance of power maintained by the US and USSR held the prospect of a third world war at bay. With the dissolution of the USSR, the United States, the only remaining world superpower, thought it could aspire to absolute domination over the globe, as was famously expressed through the Project for A New American Century. Putting aside for a moment perpetual wars, one of the key strategies towards fulfilling this objective was the so-called experiment of globalization, applied especially in trade, economics and finance, all of course driven by American interests.

Having achieved victory in the Cold War over its socialist rival, the world went from a capitalist system to a turbo-charged capitalist system. US corporations, thanks to this model of world globalized economy, have experienced untold riches, such as Apple and other IT corporations generating amounts of cash flow equivalent to that of small countries.

Banks and US financial institutions such as Wall Street incrementally increased their already considerable influence over foreign nations thanks to the rise of computer technology, automation and accounting deceptions such as derivatives, just to give one example. The FED implemented policies that took advantage of the role of the dollar in the globalized economy (the dollar is the premier world reserve currency). Over the years this has caused economic crises of all kinds all over the world, defrauding the entire economic system, consisting of schemes such as being able to print money at will, allowing for the financing massive wars, even going so far as lowering interest rates to 0% to keep banks and big corporations from failing – all a repudiation of the most basic rules of capitalism. All this was made possible because the US being the sole world power after 1989, allowing Washington to write the rules of the game in its favor.

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Wall Street, Big Oil and military corporations, health-care providers, the insurance and agricultural industries slowly replaced national governments, managing to dictate agendas and priorities. A political form of globalization has led to an expropriation of national sovereignty in Europe, with the creation of the Euro and the Lisbon Treaty signed by all EU nations in 2007.

Globalization has forced the concept of sovereign states directed by their citizens to be replaced with an international superstructure led by the United States, driving away even more citizens from the decision-making process. The European Union, and in particular the European Commission (not elected, but appointed), is unpopular not only for the decisions it has taken but also for the perception that it is an imposter making important decisions without ever having been elected.

Basically, with the end of the USSR, the international order went from a relationship between states made up of citizens to a relationship between international superstructures (NATO, UN, IMF, WTO, World Bank, EU) and citizens, with the weight of the balance of power decisively in favor of the globalists with the economic burden resting on the people.

The international order and globalization are therefore to be interpreted according to the logic of Washington, always looking for new ways to dominate the globe, preserving its role of world superpower.

It is also for this reason that it is important to understand some geopolitical theories that underlie US strategic decisions in the pursuit of world domination. These theories are some of the most important with which Washington has, over the last 70 years, tried to pursue total domination of the planet.

MacKinder + Spykman + Mahan = World Domination

Heartland

The first geopolitical theory is the so-called Heartland theory, drawn up in 1904 by English geographer Sir Halford Mackinder. The basic principle was the following:

«Heartland or Heartlands (literally: the Heart of the Earth) is a name that was given to the central zone of the Eurasian continent, corresponding roughly to Russia and the neighboring provinces, by Sir Halford Mackinder, the English geographer and author of Democratic Ideals and Reality; the Heartlands of the theory was submitted to the Royal Geographical Society in 1904.

 

The Heartland was described by Mackinder as the area bounded to the west by the Volga, the Yangtze River to the east, from the Arctic to the north and south from the western Himalayas. At the time, this area was almost entirely controlled by the Russian Empire.

 

For Mackinder, who based his theory on the geopolitical opposition between land and sea, Heartland was the "heart" button of all the earth civilization, because logistically unapproachable by any thalassocracy. Hence the phrase that sums up the whole concept of Mackinder’s geopolitics: ‘Who controls East Europe commands the Heartland: Who controls the Heartland commands the World-Island: Who controls the World-Island commands the world’».

In terms of countries, the Heartland consists mainly of Russia, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Mongolia, the Central Asian countries, and parts of Iran, China, Belarus and Ukraine.

Rimland

The second geopolitical theory, another important lodestar for US foreign policy, was developed in the 1930s by the American Nicholas J. Spykman, also a student of geography as well as a scholar of MacKinder’s theory. Spykman, thanks to advancing naval technology, added to the definition of the Heartland theory the Rimland theory. The Rimland is divided into four main areas: Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Asia.

«For ‘world island’ it means the Eurasian region, ranging from Western Europe to the Far East. If for Mackinder the Tsarist empire represents the aforesaid area-pin, Spykman instead focuses on the area around Heartland, i.e. Rimland, recognizing it as a strategic point of great importance. The Rimland is characterized by the presence of rich countries, technologically advanced, with great availability of resources and easy access to the seas. Its size at the same time makes sea and land attacked by both sides. On the other hand this means that its dual nature as a possible mediating zone between the two world powers: the United States and Russia. The greatest threat from the geopolitical point of view lies in the union between Heartland and Rimland under one power».

The Rimland essentially consists of Europe (including eastern Europe), Turkey, the Middle East, the Gulf States, India, Pakistan, Southeast Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines*, Thailand, Vietnam) and Japan.

As one can see from observing a map, the United States is not physically close to either the Rimland or the Heartland. They are both on the other side of two 6,000-mile oceans. The US is undeniably protected in this way, almost impervious to attack, with an abundance of resources and powerful allies in Europe. These are all characteristics that have favored the rise of the American superpower throughout the twentieth century.

But world domination is a different matter and, given the geographical location of the US compared to the Heartland and Rimland, first requires a large capacity to project power. Of course with two oceans in between, it is naval power through which power has been conveyed, especially in the early part of the last century.

Mahan and Maritime Power

The third geopolitical theory is based on the importance given to maritime (or naval) power. The author of this theory, propounded towards the end of 1800, was US Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan.

«Mahan was a ‘precursor’ to international organizations. He assumed that through a union between the United States and Britain, being two maritime powers, they could unite to share the conquest of the seas. The key concept is that ‘the maritime powers are united in opposition to those continental.’ Mahan explains the concept of naval doctrine, which is the policy that states pursue in the maritime and military arenas. In order for a state to have a naval doctrine, it must possess a substantial navy, as well as of course access to the sea, adequate projection capability, adequate means, and have strategic objectives to be protected (such as security zones exposed to risk)».

As one can easily understand, these three doctrines are central to controlling the whole world. Dominating the Heartland is possible thanks to the control of the Rimland, and in order to conquer the Rimland it is necessary to control shipping routes and dominate the seas, relying upon the Mahan theory of maritime supremacy.

In this sense, seas and oceans of great geographic importance are those that encircle the Rimland: The East and South China Seas, the Philippine Sea, the Gulf of Thailand, the Celebes Sea, the Java Sea, the Andaman Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, and finally the Mediterranean.

In particular, straits such as Malacca, between Indonesia and Malaysia, or the Suez Canal, are of strategic importance due to their role as a transit route and connection between all the seas adjacent to the so-called Rimland.

A bit of history. Route to global domination

It was Hitler's Germany during World War II that tried to put into practice the theory of geopolitics MacKinder was describing, managing to seize the Heartland but ultimately amounting to nothing with the final victory of the Red Army, who rebuffed and destroyed the Nazis.

After the end of World War II, the United States placed the Soviet Union in its crosshairs, with the intention of conquering the Heartland and thereby dominating the world. Alternatively, Plan B was to prevent other nations from teaming together to dominate the Heartland. This explains the historical conflicts between the US and Iran and between Russia and China, the three most important nations composing the Heartland.

Russia, since Tsarist times and throughout the Soviet period to today, has always been in the crosshairs of the United States, given its geographical location central to the Heartland.

Iran also constitutes a valuable piece of the 'Heart of the World', which was gifted to the Anglo-Americans courtesy the Pahlavi monarchy lending itself to the American plan to conquer the heart of the land. It was only after the 1979 revolution, which ousted the Pahlavi monarchy and installed an Islamic Republic, that Tehran became an enemy of Washington.

The reason why Afghanistan was invaded and Ukraine destabilized, and why the Belarusian leadership is hated almost as much as is the Russian one, is the same, namely, the geographical positions of these countries in composing the Heartland compels the US to conquer them as part of its grand strategy to dominate the world through the control of the Heartland.

The Republic of China, another constituent part of the Heartland theory, was during the Cold War the great Asian pivot thanks to Kissinger’s policy aimed at curbing the USSR and preventing the birth of a possible alliance between Tehran, Moscow and Beijing that would dominate the Heartland, especially in the late 1980s. The United States, instead of directly attacking China, used it against the Soviet Union. Washington's primary goal, as well as to expand its influence everywhere, was to prevent any kind of alliance that would control the Heartland, specially preventing any alliance or understanding between Moscow and Beijing; but this will be very well explained in my third analysis on how Eurasia reunited to reject the American global empire.

Control of a nation

Historically, control of a nation takes place through military power that allows for a variety of impositions. Also, culture is part of the process of conquering a nation. Today, other than militarily, it is mainly economic power that determines the national sovereignty of a nation. In the modern world, especially in the last three decades, if you control the economy of a nation, you control the rulers of that nation. The dollar and neoliberal experiments like globalization are basically the two most powerful and invasive American tools to employ against geopolitical opponents. The application of military force is no longer the sole means of conquering and occupying a country. Obligating the use of a foreign currency for trade or limiting military supplies from a single source, and impeding strategic decisions in the energy sector, are ways the globalist elites are able to dominate a foreign country, taking control over its policies. The European Union and the NATO-member countries are good examples of what artificially independent nations look like, because they are in reality fully dispossessed of strategic choices in the areas mentioned. Washington decides and the vassals obey.

It is not always possible to employ military power as in the Middle East, or to stage a color revolution as in Ukraine. Big and significant nations like Russia, India, China and Iran are virtually impossible to control militarily, leaving only the financial option available. In this sense, the role of central banks and the de-dollarization process are a core strategic interest for these countries as a way of maintaining their full sovereignty. In going in this direction, they deliver a dramatic blow to US aspirations for a global empire.

The next article will focus on how the United States has tried to implement these strategies, and how these strategies have changed over the last seventy years, especially over the last two decades.

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asscannon101's picture

I am intrigued by your theories and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter. You lost me shortly after 'Rim-job Island', but you've piqued my interest.

Mazzy's picture

Now invert that map so that it's centered on the South Pole and you'll see how ridiculous your (lack of a) point is.

 

peddling-fiction's picture

Mazzy, sorry but this map is used for aviation and multipolar navigation.

And the map cannot be inverted. ;-)

Mazzy's picture

What I was saying.....is that with the focus on the South pole the northern hemisphere looks enormous.

No map is a perfect representation of the earth.  Each will have some distortion and it is only a matter of choice as to what to distort, where, and by how much.

Mercator has it's uses too, but Greenland is not larger than Africa.

Charming Anarchist's picture

The map can not be inverted.

You have been watching too much Hollyweird.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

That map represents the Northern Hemisphere fairly accurately, but distorts everything south of the equator.  So Australia and parts of Africa/South America are too massive.  But it does at least present the northern 'world island' fairly accurately.

Mercator on the other hand overrepresents Alaska, Canada's Arctic and Greenland, making those areas look more important than they really are (esp. relative to Africa, South America, SE Asia).

When mentioning important straits and seaways, of course Suez, Panama and Malacca are up there, but what about the BOSPORUS STRAIT +Dardanelles (and of course Denmarks's Kattegat and Oresund)???  And seaways they forgot to mention the Black Sea, and THE CASPIAN (which has historically connected Iran and Russia).

It seems to me we will see the rise of China countered by an alliance of Russia and America (for the next 4 years at least).  Iran and India (and Indonesia?) will probably have to increase relations going forward, as well, for those nations to have  a larger role going forward.

CPL's picture

It gets weirder.

The world map as everyone knows it today was drawn upside down on purpose by a Moroccan cartographer by the name of Muhammad al-Idrisi for King Roger of Sicily.  Originally the map was presented the correct way, north being south and south being north.  But since the European courts at the time didn't like the idea of being under anyone.  They asked to have the map inverted so Europe, or more specifically King Roger of Sicily, was on top of the map.  The incorrect map configuration stuck and the entire planet has been looking the wrong direction for almost 1000 years.  All of them completely invested in a map that is upside down.  While a funny tidbit of information, it is embarrassing in terms of general optics if meeting say...'aliens'.

Just imagine when Aliens visit the UN from far away, and they meet you all for the first time in a large auditorium full of the world's most important people.  The aliens will wonder why the big UN map is upside down.  Then probably wonder how stupid the entire planet is and how easy it is to conquer a planet full of dumb people that highlight their ignorance about their own planet's geography every time they whip out a world map.

peddling-fiction's picture

Whether a Mercator proyection map is up or down makes no difference. It only is a point of view.

In my IT days I bought an upside down Australia up Mercator map to make a point.

People had a hard time with it. Some understood.

CPL's picture

To invade earth with a ship coming to earth...you could come in from any direction to places with the least population.  The oceans.

And Earth isn't a sphere.   It's that's why the Chandler wobble (magnet polar drift) happens because if you remove all the water from earth.  It looks like a lump of dough that's been poked.  Because of these variations there are places on earth that gravity is less and other places that the gravity is increased depending where you are standing on earth changes your weight because of tiny differences in gravity.

froze25's picture

There is an old map that was drawn from even older maps that has Antarctica's coastline drawn very accurately. What is significant is that Antarctica wasn't "discovered" for another couple hundred years. What is also significant is that it has accurate topography which should of been impossible since it's covered in Ice, bottom line, something big happened and reshaped the world and gave humanity amnesia. The old map was also drawn with south being on top.

ModernMusket's picture

That's why we need to take them out the moment they step out of the door of their UFO...

apadictionary's picture

where can i find district 13 in there. Thats my future home.

Koba the Dread's picture

Your comment is ignorant and inane. Perhaps you should think before you write.

myne's picture

There's one pretty glaring issue. 

Look from the north pole.  The US and Russia see a lot closer then we perceive normally. 

LetThemEatRand's picture

Bravo Federico.  Brilliant piece of work.  You've connected several puzzle pieces that have confounded me.  I'll enjoy reading this more carefully.

07564111's picture

Without mention of this group > Bilderberg < articles such as the above are shallow. This http://journal-neo.org/2016/12/17/vatican-bilderberg-and-a-migration-cri... from Engdahl adds more depth but still leaves much unreported.

Havana 2016

LetThemEatRand's picture

Thanks for the link.  Looks interesting.   I'll add this to my list of things to read this weekend when I'm more focused.

07564111's picture

Make sure to check the references he uses. The Pope and the Kirill meet in Havana in February...a Trojan Horse for Russia.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

And how can one mention Bilderberg without mentioning Rothschild and Rockefeller?

On an unrelated note, I recentled learned two of the most important figures during the rise of Mao Zedong were two (((fellows))), Israel Epstein and Sidney Shapiro.  In charge or Propaganda and the Treasury respectively!   Most interesting what does not make it into the history books, wouldn't you say?  I guess thats why there are rumors that Mao's name was actually Moses Tung, as opposed to Mao Tse Tsung!

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/the-jewish-origins-of-m...

Cynicles's picture

"central banks and the de-dollarization process are a core strategic interest for these countries as a way of maintaining their full sovereignty."

yes, central banks are so critical [for tyrants] 

TBT or not TBT's picture

Forget de dollaring.   Modi is de monetizing.   a helluva powerhouse they'll be, yepper.   

DontWorry's picture

If you look at the US strategy in the middle east, it is to control all maritime and land routes between the Mediterranean Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Philippine Sea and Russia.   Iran is the keystone.  Syria's significance is clear.

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.9698474,49.991375,4z

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----_- (not verified) Dec 23, 2016 9:13 PM

"Iran also constitutes a valuable piece of the 'Heart of the World', which was gifted to the Anglo-Americans"

 

you mean the anglo-kikes. they constantly try to demonize iran to grab and take total contol over it.

 

iranian population is different from the rest of the shit skins living in tha area. you can generate growth with them thats why (((they))) try to take it over and establish their form of "democracy", which will basically means they will turn them into their direct slaves.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Iran has more Aryan/Slavic genetics, and less Turkic.  Its geographic connection with Russia (via the Caspian/Volga) is why they are paler in skin color than Iraq/Turkey/etc (even though those nations are closer to Europe, so one would assume they would be 'whiter').

And of course Persian women are world renowned for their beauty (instead we get the plastic surgery-augmented Armenian Kardashian clan presented to us as the modern beauty standard)

Benjamin123's picture

Nonsense. Generally they are all 90% brown but you can find blue eyed blondes most everywhere on earth. Doesnt mean a lot for the general population.

cat2005's picture

No he is correct. Persians are not Semetic (Arab / Jewish). They are Caucasian / Aryan.

Mazzy's picture

China seeks to become a Maritime nation too, and it's unfortunate that they spent the better part of a millennium secluding themselves from the rest of the world.  The benefit was that it kept Chinese culture intact, but the downside is that they fought among themselves, even to the point of being dominated by Mongols, and then by the maritime colonial empires in Europe, then by the Japanese.

In their quest to project naval power it's key that China dominate the South China Sea at the expense of Vietnam and the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.  By extension they seek to control the straight of Malacca to keep access to both resources (from Africa) and to markets open.  China's biggest problem: they'll never have a 2nd ocean.  This is both a blessing and a curse as two oceans means quicker access to more markets, but there is a cost in maintaining a fleet to keep it open.

Note that Russia was also the first two-ocean Naval power in history, and the only other nation to achieve that feat has been the USA....two centuries later.  Russia and it's various regimes have always sought to push into the Mediterranean (but are thwarted by the Dardanelles & Bosphorus, hence the antagonism with Turkey in even the best of times, as well as pushing toward the Indian ocean, which was the reasoning behind dominating the Central-Asia-Stan backwaters.

 

Cynicles's picture

"Note that Russia was also the first two-ocean Naval power in history"

history goes back well beyond the "Russians" 

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

OMG, not this 'Mongol' shit again....  Russia has historically had much greater influence on China than Mongolia ever had...  Harbin a mere 100 years ago was 1/3 Russian IIRC.

holdbuysell's picture

In this context the Silk Road 2.0 makes a lot of sense.

Mazzy's picture

Yep.  You'll notice that maritime shipping declined and that European economies suffered during the period when the Mongols controlled the land route (which became safe and well maintained).

If China, Russia, and Iran can manage to unite through road and rail links as well as pipeline links.....well you're going to see a lot of anger in Oceana and from the North American Kikeistan.

07564111's picture

Yep.

I add about other things ;)

The Duma ratifies Russia-Armenia air defense agreement

http://rbth.com/news/2016/12/14/state-duma-ratifies-deal-with-armenia-on...

It's worth noting that unlike Iran, Armenia has no constitutional prohibition re: the stationing of another countrys forces on their soil, and that the wording of the agreement could be interpreted as allowing Russian forces with equipment that include Nuclear projection. It's not a lot of trouble to add to the Iskander systems already purchased by Armenia.

 

 

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

When the 'Mongols' were in control of the Silk Road, why weren't Europeans able to go through Russia to access trade (seeing as the Don-Volga portage and then Caspian Sea access would get one very close to where the action was)?

I know the answer, but I am willing to wait.

scsherman's picture
scsherman (not verified) 07564111 Dec 24, 2016 8:06 AM

Jews:USA::Armenians:Russia

Benjamin123's picture

Didnt help that Islam controlled the mediterranean and prevented most maritime trade. The real reason for the dark ages in western europe.

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----_- (not verified) Benjamin123 Dec 24, 2016 4:42 PM

right but wrong. dark age is related to christianity in first place and islam second.

 

christianity was 10 steps back in evolution for europe.

from torture to burning to witch hunting and insanity.

 

christianity suppressed off all knowledge because it contradicts the church.

semitic rubbish always drags you down.

 

it also catalyzed migration of jews across europe because pigeon head christians:

a) believe in jews salvation and similarity (they dont call jews pagans, they think hey are "misguided")

b) they dont understand jews at all. the only christians that understand jews are top religious jews who converted to christianity

c) think that jews are not a race and dont understand the dynamic existence of jews

WTFUD's picture

The fat Wahhabi Pigs in Saudi were happy to rely on the anglo-zionists for protection paid in kind with oil. Having sucked those scum dry they were hoping to replenish those with Iran's resources ( sorry you'll have to come back later, we're doing the dishes ), fat chance, unlike the Wahhabi scum who can only finance terror, the Iranian's are a formidable fighting force ( unlike the Iraqi's they wont lay down their weapons and flee anywhere but will fight to the death ( even these faux-muslim mercs like al-CIAd'uh would shit in their pants at the terrifying prospect of dipping their toes into Iran ).

No don't expect your Colour Revolutions to get off the Ground in Iran anytime soon Mr Sore-ass & Co. Especially as Russia is doing a roaring Trade in Persia.

I've no idea why Vichy DC & their foreskin Vassals loathe President Putin. sarc

monad's picture

1 billion Chinese can't count.

What?

fangulos's picture

I will choose to live near a Chinese than Dindu/Spic/SandNiqqers/Joos any given day

fangulos's picture

I will choose to live near a Chinese than Dindu/Spic/SandNiqqers/Joos any given day

FrankDrakman's picture

All these theories are pre-electricity. As any student of Macluhan knows, electric communication has shrunk the physical world into a global village. The concepts laid out above are all based on worlds where information travelled at the speed of man; now that it travels at the speed of light, those old concepts have been dissolved. 

rejected's picture

Russia, China and Iran are discussing what to do about Syria completely leaving out the U.S and all the vassals. If these three countries ever decide upon a mutual defense and economy alliance your pre-electricity hypothesis may be seriously tested.

InTheLandOfTheBlind's picture

I was trying to enjoy my night of drunkness and you had to bring deep thought into it.

BobEore's picture

Not only have 'those old concepts' been dissolved by the speed at which information travels, they've been made obsolete by the mesh  of distortion through which all information is now filtered.

All of the geopolitical baggage under examination by the author is from a time when the term "free press" was an at least halfways accurate description of the medium through which people received the impressions about world events... newspapers were still owned by independent parties, many of them iconoclasts who were happy to let editors like Henry George loose on the world - these men were capable of wreacking profound damage to the schemes of the moneypower to invent - via their army of hired scribes, academics, and political frontmen - a new interpretation of "capitalism" as a benign social force for advancing human freedom and individual enterprise.he

The battle to silence these independent voices, and the owners who supported them, was waged long and hard right through the C19th & into the C20th. By the time Douglas Reed wrote about the fate of his boss - owner of the London Times - abducted, drugged, then declared insane by a compllcit "doctor" in the pay of that shadowy cabal which would come soon enough to own the world's media outright - it was all but over, and the world was safe again for the scams of the WallSt/City of London cabal. In short order, we witnessed "communism," "facsism," and their alleged antithesis, "capitalism," all pre-packaged and set loose on the world as monsterous excuse for bloodletting and division. Looking back at it all now... one would have to be extremely naive to not believe that the whole collection of "isms" put into play were not all controlled by the same ownership.

Likewise, when one reads essays like this one - one of a piece with the current crop of misdirections being generated out of both east and west - it never fails to be a thing of wonder how they will skirt around the obvious elephant in the room, by pretending that all of these sideshows somehow operate in abeyance of the main theme of our times... and the main directing authority of events in it! Trace the thing as hard as you might for a mere mention of "Israel," no such reference will appear in any of these paeans to propaganda. And the mysterious absence is never commented upon of course!  The moneypower which set up that pirate principality as headquarters for the largest and most powerful criminal cabal this world has ever seen, has wrested such absolute control of ALL medias, all communications and commentators... that there is quite literally... no news. Only staged psyop and jaundiced descriptions of phony events all pre=planned and executed meticulously without fear of discovery any longer.

An essay like this therefore - stripped of any context or relevance to the real levers of geopolitical power in our day - can drone on ad nauseaum with misdirections about the way our world actually works. Howlers such as using the term "Washington" as a stand in for the name "Tel Aviv" can be expected as a matter of course, but only as prelude to the real sleight of hand which confronts the objective observer of these whitewashes as a cruel joke upon their intelligence  -

"Russia, since Tsarist times and throughout the Soviet period to today, has always been in the crosshairs of the United States"...

Friends, Romans, Countrymen... Russia, like the USA, and most of the rest of the world, has been in the crosshairs of the moneypower now fronted by "Israel" since Tsarist times and long before. They have all fallen like nine pins before the might of that force of usury/interest international finance, and the stage is now set for a gathering up of all the nations of this earth into their long sought "New Jerusalem" in which all those not of the chosen will be but slaves of those who have arranged this monsterous travesty. These callow exericises in setting up the USA as the target of the world's opprobrium are a vital part of their plans... because what was the USA is nothing more now than a mask behind which they hide so as to better deceive us all.