Iran Joins EAEU - 45 Years Of US Foreign Policy Down The Drain

Authored by Tom Luongo,

Iran is joining the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). By early next year, February by this account, Iran will join the five founding members of the Union and open the door for Turkey to do so later in 2018.

Between this and the end of the war in Syria, it’s not hard to declare the Brzezinski Doctrine of U.S.-led Central Asian chaos as gasping its last breaths.

Iran finally joining the EAEU is a response to a number of factors, the most important of which is the continued belligerence by the U.S. Expanded economic sanctions on Iran and the EAEU’s leader Russia has created the need for greater coordination of economic and foreign policy objectives between them.

And it is creating the new realities in the region that will reshape the word for the next hundred years.

The Nuclear Gambit

In the dying days of the Obama administration it looked like the goal was to placate Iran to stop its pivot towards Russia and China. I believe that was the driving force behind Obama’s negotiating the controversial nuclear deal.

In effect, Obama tried to trade unfreezing Iran’s hundreds of billions in assets held in Western banks for Iran to ignore our atomization of Syria and the creation of a complete mess there.

When you stop to think about it like that how venal are we? After putting Iran under economic lockdown, having frozen its accounts, barring them from interbank communication with customers (SWIFT removal), inducing hyperinflation to sow regime change they would agree to allowing its ally, Syria, to be handed over to Wahabist animals.

In exchange they would repudiate Russisa and be thankful for the opportunity to get their money back by signing a deal which forbade them from obtaining nuclear weapons?

Such is the ‘logic’ of the mental midgets running our foreign policy under Obama.

So, now, having assisted Russia and the Syrian army in defeating ISIS Iran is making the smart move by further integrating its economy in need of diversification and investment by joining an economic union which should align all of Central Asia’s interests along a similar path.

Chaos no longer. Zbigniew Brzezinski isn’t just dead, his strategy is as well.

Left to the likes of Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain and the dimbulbs of the Bush the Lesser administration before them, these buffoons were outplayed at every turn by Vladimir Putin, Chinese Premier Xi Jinping and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

And the world will soon be a better place for it.

The Status Whoa!

Everything about the status quo of the last thirty years is changing. Syria has made it clear to everyone that the U.S. is no longer infallible. In fact, it is close to incompetent in both military and diplomatic efficacy.

The Russian intervention exposed the real roots of the conflict as well as the lengths to which our leadership would lie, cheat and steal to achieve its chaotic regional goals. President Trump is changing the direction of this ship of state, but it is a slow process being fought at every level by those embedded in departments up and down the bureaucracy.

That said, Iran’s entry into the EAEU as a full member will break open the floodgates of new members into it. Russia has been courting everyone around the region as the EAEU members work on the rules and build the organization.

Adding Iran should see the union grow quickly and help facilitate China’s Belt and Road Initiative projects get completed.

Taking that one-step further, the bigger picture comes into focus with the establishment of the New Development Bank to challenge the U.S.-led Asian Development Bank, to fund infrastructure projects.

With the flurry of big projects announced recently, including the new version of the IPI – Iran/Pakistan/India – gas pipeline this announcement isn’t so much a diplomatic coup for Putin and Russia but rather a fait accompli.

It was always a matter of when not if Iran would join the EAEU. And with it on board, countries like India, Pakistan and Turkey can join and know that they have a level playing field on which to trade which will dampen down animosities and lingering disputes.

Peak U.S.

As Federico Pieraccini points out this morning at Strategic Culture Foundation, even the tensions between India and China have calmed down as it becomes obvious to all and sundry that the U.S. is simply neither willing under Trump nor able to maintain its dominance over central Asia anymore.

In this sense, the lack of interest from the Trump administration in certain areas of the globe is emblematic. While the chemistry between Trump and Modi appears to be good, the tensions between India and China, heightened by border disputes, seems to have nevertheless dissolved. Following on from the failure of the neocons to divide Russia and China, even the border tensions between India and China seem to be now dissipating. In addition, in Ukraine, even the decision to send lethal weapons to Kiev has been downplayed, and the country now faces a counter-coup led by Saakashvili (yes, him again). Ukraine is a country in a mess, experiencing first-hand the consequences of an evil Atlanticist posture with its vicious anti-Russia policies.

Pieraccini’s argument is the Trump is a mix of ineptitude and pragmatism when it comes to foreign policy. And that mix has led to the current state of affairs, where the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia are flailing about trying to remain relevant.

I won’t go nearly that far, as those countries all still have a powerful hand of cards to play, if only to stabilize most of what they currently have. And they will play those cards to the hilt in the creation of something approaching peace.

But, Iran is charting a new path, turning away from the open wounds in the West and towards the opportunities that lie all about them in every other direction. As I’ve been saying recently, the framework for a Grand Bargain in the Middle East is possible. And Iran joining the EAEU is a strong indicator that it wants to join the larger world economy as a trustworthy actor.

Putin has become the de facto negotiator for those allied against Israel and Trump is stepping up to do so for Israel. Once that deal is in place and Trump agrees to remove U.S. military presence in most of the region, then we’ll begin to see what the world can look like without manufactured conflict.

Comments

mendigo Dec 16, 2017 12:58 PM Permalink

The us is the flailing remains of a potentially great nation.I believe its opportunity has passed.The world is re-aligning.The us remains a terrible danger to itself and anything within its scope.While the decline accelerated as the globalists won the day - nafta, I would say Osama deserves credit for driving the sword home. The us is now caught in a downward fiscal spiral. Beware the dying rabid dog.The amirican public did not want this wanton distruction but are culpable for thier lack of interest.

Herdee Dec 16, 2017 11:42 AM Permalink

The CIA was the one that overthrew Iran's King and put the Shah in power. They thought they could count on him because at the time masonry was dominating all the politics and police, intelligence apparatus. The Shah was their masonic puppet so they could rape the country of all the natural resources. Under the Wolfowitz Plan today there's still a part of the CIA that wants to destroy Iran just like they did to Syria in order to bring nuclear weapons onto China and Russia's borders in order to box them in. 

SillyWabbits Dec 16, 2017 9:44 AM Permalink

President Trump is changing the direction of this ship of state Is it possible to get a little more detail here? I am pretty sure “no daylight between the  US and Israel” is the direction of Likud for the last 50 years and the Zionists before that. I would say Trump is trying to dock the ship of state at the Zionist port of call. First stop --Jerusalem

redmudhooch Dec 16, 2017 9:45 AM Permalink

Libya was the last straw for those guys.Sad! What DC and its (((owners))) have done over there in our name.This is what happens when a hostile/insane/evil foreign nation (Israel) is calling the shots.Holocaust is fake.

gcjohns1971 Dec 16, 2017 9:24 AM Permalink

Whoop-de-do!Those 45 years started with the Irani's seizing the US Embassy and holding Americans in the country hostage for a year and a half, torturing and abusing them the whole time.None of the subsequent years were better.Good riddance to a shit policy.

OYO Dec 16, 2017 9:23 AM Permalink

The EAEU is a mess. It was undermined by Russia from the very beginning. Because the russians never stuck to the rules, that they themselves wrote (Yes, the irony!), the EAEU never amounted to anything useful in economic practice and absolutely nothing in the political realm (mainly because of Kazakhstani distrust of Russia). No one who joined it benefited from it. It actually hindered economic growth of countries involved.  The EAEU countries trade more with countries outside of EAEU than between them; talk about major economic dysfunctionality. On paper the EAEU should have been a resounding economic and political success. Unlike The EU it would have been dominated by a major consumer of goods and services (Russia) rather than a major exporter (Germany) which would have translated in a more balanced and sustainable overall economic development mode for all member countries. If Iran joins the EAEU it will do so out of weakness (stupidity) not strength. All the countries who have entered the EAEU have done it for political reasons, not economic ones and it shows from the lackluster results. There is an occult set of rules concerning alliances: Never join forces or make an alliance with a weak power or an unreliable one. Alliances based on economic interests alone don’t last long; there should be a strong ideological synergy for a more robust and longer lasting alliance. Alliances never last forever, they always end at some point in time. Etc. There is too much hype about Iran joining the EAEU. In my opinion such a move would do nothing of consequence for the rest of the world neither politically nor economically. Iran has a dysfunctional relationship with Russia. Don’t be fooled by the so called alliance between the Russians and Iranians, they don’t trust each other. Why do you think the Russians and Iranians are both creating separate bases in Syria? Had there been trust between the two countries the bases would have been shared. So in the end there is no game changer move from Iran. Pretty much the same old strategy of trying to dominate the middle east through ideological, economic and military means.

VW Nerd Dec 16, 2017 8:46 AM Permalink

Will the Rothschild banks (Goldman, HSBC, Citi, etc.) be barred from operating in these EUEA member countries like their banks are barred in USA Inc. and it's vassals?  You'll know it's real when USA Inc. has to pay exchange premiums and transaction fees to EUEA banks instead of the Rothschild cartel.  If this should happen, I expect to see a lot of the parasitic downstairs lunch establishments on Wall street going bellly up.

Son of Captain Nemo Dec 16, 2017 8:39 AM Permalink

Tip o' the hat Tyler(s) for posting this one!...

And we have our "answer" nod-wink why there are only 90+ post(s) on this read? ;-)

No worries though...

When Russia, China and Iran develop their own international standards bureau for cryptocurrency they will be teaching many "satoshi(s)" tech heads in Palo Alto and Ft. Meade on how "it's done"!

yaun Dec 16, 2017 8:21 AM Permalink

Our daily dose of sensationalism give us today. Except that Iran is not joining the EEU but simply signing a free trade agreement with them.

yaun Dec 16, 2017 8:21 AM Permalink

Our daily dose of sensationalism give us today. Except that Iran is not joining the EEU but simply signing a free trade agreement with them.

falak pema Dec 16, 2017 7:58 AM Permalink

The Duck's Siciian kiss to the past now has to find issue; no half way measures is what the Asian pivot has now started.If the Duck pulls the plug on Iran nuclear deal and aborts Airbus/Boeing sales to IRan he accelerates the "Forget Palermo" meme.The true test of American root cause will be the Chinese standoff; and there the Fang gang will have a say to define which way American power runs the gang-bang of Fang's global shangrila.Amazon FB Google Apple Microsoft Cloud and AI power vs TenCent, Ali Baba and the new techs of China. What EU/Japan/Sork do in this match of Titans will also have an impact.Crypto coins as new moneychanger of global trade and finance may be the canary in the trade coal mine.Interesting times as America's flagship hits the roaring 40s of $ denominated debt and deficit climb.With Saud now having the deer in the headlights look of panic; what happens to Saudi Aramco  IPO... is now up for grabs, as Jerusalem uber alles sours the past status quo.If China makes a move into Saudi oil, we have a major accelerator to the 2018/2019 game of thrones. 

Beans falak pema Dec 16, 2017 8:11 AM Permalink

Nicely put BUT, as always, along with the rest of the feline pussy half men full shabbos smellers of the fresh brown stuff, you fail to mention the Godly upright Russo-Slav in your boiling broth of a witches pot.

Seems their greatest fortune is to always, always be wholly underestimated by all others....

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falak pema Beans Dec 16, 2017 8:45 AM Permalink

Not at all , they have opened the door to Asian Pivot by making the Sryac play on ground in defiance to the Obama doctrine, by now running the OPEC games; all this I have already highlighted. So its old broth.But, Putin is now a one horse show : Oil and gas. His ability to take on Fang is limited. Thats where the cutting edge of 4th revolution is... Admittedly he has had to back it up the military big stick.Even there he will be overtaken by China in the next decade.Beyond that China is the great big brother to follow the dynamics that Putin has created.So... yes Slava Putinistan is a key member, as it does currently have the updated-- thanks to fossil revenues--military option of going toe to toe in Ukraine and Syria with the ZBrezinski legacy of Pax Americana. You've missed the boots on ground dialogue of 2016/17 here at the HEdge, to say what you say !Keep taking your opoids.

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Ink Pusher Dec 16, 2017 7:41 AM Permalink

Go ahead and do business with Iran and Turkey.Just count me out of those deals and count on me laughing at your collectively blatant wishful stupidy.

WTFUD Dec 16, 2017 5:16 AM Permalink

Investors are pragmatic and i see a lot of money on the sidelines looking for a home in Iran. Don could do worse than to get on early himself as the EU, behind the scenes is pumping in investment.

Beans Dec 16, 2017 4:36 AM Permalink

More importantly Iran needs to join the SCO post haste. They are defenseless against Israeli nukes without any nukes of their own so therefor having the protection of Russian and Chinese ICBM's will go a long way towards keeping them safe from either Israeli nukes or those of Israel's client state; America.

Destroy ZION ownership and control of the Western MSM (most critically Americas) and the world will know peace.

Davidduke2000 Dec 16, 2017 4:26 AM Permalink

the us trade and economy are based on fraud, Iran, Russia and China do not want the us pissing on their parade, they would rather have their own economy, use their own natural resources and keep production costs low to pass it on to consumers who do not need to borrow money to buy what they need, these countries encourage savings and hard work, the us will blame depositors for banks failures.

Maestro Maestro Dec 16, 2017 2:47 AM Permalink

No sir, not true.

The West and the East are run by the same (kind of) psychopathic animals. I posted the links and the explanations countless of times.

Both Putin and Trump (and Modi and XI Yinping) work for the bankers, the City of London. Putin could have finished the (still unfinished) Syrian war simply by obeying the United States' Constitution's Article 1, Section 10 and repudiating the petrodollar. No one would have died and the American killing machine, starved of its funding, would have been stopped dead in its tracks. (The Americans couldn't have attacked anyone for obeying American law.)

No sir,

The bankers aim to cull the abominable human race. That's going to be your lot for the next hundred years.

Singelguy Maestro Maestro Dec 16, 2017 7:07 AM Permalink

Putin kicked out all the jewish bankers, including the Rothchilds, and their little gopher, Soros. Putin saw that the bankers had and were corrupting everything. Why do you think there is so much anti-Russia rhetoric in Washington. The bankers want Putin out so that they can get back in. In addition, Putin is threatening the petrodollar with his mass accumulation of gold in concert with China. As an aside, I believe that Putin is putting massive support behind cryptocurrency development, namely neftcoin. Given Russia’s superior computer software tech, neftcoin blockchain technology could surpass bitcoin which would certainly not be in the bankers’ best interest.

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Maestro Maestro Singelguy Dec 16, 2017 6:19 PM Permalink

The BRICs are all IMF member countries and are thus forbidden to monetize gold, or link their currencies to gold, or use gold as a trading or exchange mechanism:

http://m.beforeitsnews.com/silver/2016/04/how-the-imf-forbids-the-use-o…

http://www.24hgold.com/english/news-gold-silver-why-does-the-imf-prohib…

India recently collaborated with Western bankers and following the West's instructions, temporarily destroyed the purchasing power of its own Indian population by demonetizing physical cash, under the guise of eliminating tax evasion and cash-only criminal activity. This has had the effect of crashing the gold price by temporarily removing the Indians from the gold market, exactly when the Trump inauguration lit a fire under the gold price.

The Russians never abstained from using dollars even at the time of the communist USSR! If they did not demand gold for their oil during the Cold War, why would the Russians do it now when the Russian central bank is owned and controlled by the City of London banking establishment since the creation of the new Russian Constitution under Yeltsin? The Russians are forbidden to issue their own currency the Ruble without permission from Western bankers and the Russians can only buy US Treasuries with the dollars they get for their oil, not gold. There are more dollar assets than Rubles in Russia:

http://anonhq.com/checkmate-central-bank-russia/

http://www.pravdareport.com/russia/economics/30-12-2014/129431-usa_russ…

The gold price would have skyrocketed if the Russians and the Chinese were buying gold hand over fist as alleged. Why do you think that Western bankers would give gold away at or below cost to their purported enemies?

Unless they were not enemies in reality, and just partners playing good cop, bad cop for the purposes of fooling and manipulating their unsuspecting respective populations?

http://www.mygen.com/users/ufo/Mao_was_a_Yale_Man_2.html

Why do the Russians never ask the Americans to leave Syria where the Americans are illegal invaders under international law? Why did the Russians never prevent the Israelis from attacking their allies the Syrians?

The Shanghai Gold Exchange is a fraud designed to legitimize the fraudulent COMEX "discovered" gold price. Goldman Sachs and JPM never could have manipulated the gold and silver prices lower without active Chinese collaboration. That the Shanghai Gold Exchange is a physical only market is a LIE:

https://www.sprottmoney.com/blog/the-new-shanghai-gold-exchange-does-an…

The Chinese government defrauded and stole from their own Chinese citizens by encouraging them to buy gold at the top. The Chinese bankers then colluded with JPM and Goldman Sachs to crash the gold and silver prices. Large amounts of physical silver were leased out and sold into the physical markets by the Chinese authorities as well:

http://www.silver-investor.com/charlessavoie/cs_july04.htm

http://m.digitaljournal.com/article/279166

http://www.dnaindia.com/money/column-china-urges-citizens-to-buy-gold-a…

Do not forget: It's the international ruling classes against the common folk. That's the real meaning of globalism.

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fel.temp.reparatio Maestro Maestro Dec 16, 2017 5:41 AM Permalink

why on earth would putin, the president of a foreign power, obey the us constitution? that's a huge transfer of responsibility right there old sonbtw, have you actually read us constitution article 1, section 10? there are 3 provisions, each needing consent of congress (take note) - the third one is applicable to your postneed i remind you about obama pushing the bill 'authorization for the use of military force against the gov't of syria to respond to use of chemical weapons' in 2013? - chemical weapons which the un later concluded was used by 'moderate' rebels, not by syrian gov't forces go figurethe bill never did received a floor vote in either the senate or house of reps - nor did it receive congressional consent (as per the constitution), it was never ratified in any way, shape or formby us constitutional law alone, the troops obama himself sanctioned (remember the 'no boots on the ground' rhetoric?) who were sent to syria and are still in syria are there illegally, full stop end of storyps. i'm not american nor do i live in the us or any of its vassal states, yet i know this shit better than you? heh what a joke, seriously

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Maestro Maestro fel.temp.reparatio Dec 16, 2017 6:21 PM Permalink

The BRICs are all IMF member countries and are thus forbidden to monetize gold, or link their currencies to gold, or use gold as a trading or exchange mechanism:

http://m.beforeitsnews.com/silver/2016/04/how-the-imf-forbids-the-use-o…

http://www.24hgold.com/english/news-gold-silver-why-does-the-imf-prohib…

India recently collaborated with Western bankers and following the West's instructions, temporarily destroyed the purchasing power of its own Indian population by demonetizing physical cash, under the guise of eliminating tax evasion and cash-only criminal activity. This has had the effect of crashing the gold price by temporarily removing the Indians from the gold market, exactly when the Trump inauguration lit a fire under the gold price.

The Russians never abstained from using dollars even at the time of the communist USSR! If they did not demand gold for their oil during the Cold War, why would the Russians do it now when the Russian central bank is owned and controlled by the City of London banking establishment since the creation of the new Russian Constitution under Yeltsin? The Russians are forbidden to issue their own currency the Ruble without permission from Western bankers and the Russians can only buy US Treasuries with the dollars they get for their oil, not gold. There are more dollar assets than Rubles in Russia:

http://anonhq.com/checkmate-central-bank-russia/

http://www.pravdareport.com/russia/economics/30-12-2014/129431-usa_russ…

The gold price would have skyrocketed if the Russians and the Chinese were buying gold hand over fist as alleged. Why do you think that Western bankers would give gold away at or below cost to their purported enemies?

Unless they were not enemies in reality, and just partners playing good cop, bad cop for the purposes of fooling and manipulating their unsuspecting respective populations?

http://www.mygen.com/users/ufo/Mao_was_a_Yale_Man_2.html

Why do the Russians never ask the Americans to leave Syria where the Americans are illegal invaders under international law? Why did the Russians never prevent the Israelis from attacking their allies the Syrians?

The Shanghai Gold Exchange is a fraud designed to legitimize the fraudulent COMEX "discovered" gold price. Goldman Sachs and JPM never could have manipulated the gold and silver prices lower without active Chinese collaboration. That the Shanghai Gold Exchange is a physical only market is a LIE:

https://www.sprottmoney.com/blog/the-new-shanghai-gold-exchange-does-an…

The Chinese government defrauded and stole from their own Chinese citizens by encouraging them to buy gold at the top. The Chinese bankers then colluded with JPM and Goldman Sachs to crash the gold and silver prices. Large amounts of physical silver were leased out and sold into the physical markets by the Chinese authorities as well:

http://www.silver-investor.com/charlessavoie/cs_july04.htm

http://m.digitaljournal.com/article/279166

http://www.dnaindia.com/money/column-china-urges-citizens-to-buy-gold-a…

Do not forget: It's the international ruling classes against the common folk. That's the real meaning of globalism.

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Davidduke2000 Maestro Maestro Dec 16, 2017 4:19 AM Permalink

cut it out, the Syrian war is over, he has an election in a couple of month, he has to show that using the Russian military is not an open ended affair like the yanks.He still has a navy base and an air force base with S400 on guard.Get off the redshield horse, they have no power in modern days, they are rich joos like many other joos na Japanese and Chinese rich, the same in the UK, the us, in the middle east, there are plenty of rich people.You vote for the people who spend the most money on their campaign, I do not, I prefer the opposite, when politicians spend too much money I know they have been bought and compromised .it has to start  by you before blaming the whole world.

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Maestro Maestro Davidduke2000 Dec 16, 2017 6:23 PM Permalink

FThe BRICs are all IMF member countries and are thus forbidden to monetize gold, or link their currencies to gold, or use gold as a trading or exchange mechanism:

http://m.beforeitsnews.com/silver/2016/04/how-the-imf-forbids-the-use-o…

http://www.24hgold.com/english/news-gold-silver-why-does-the-imf-prohib…

India recently collaborated with Western bankers and following the West's instructions, temporarily destroyed the purchasing power of its own Indian population by demonetizing physical cash, under the guise of eliminating tax evasion and cash-only criminal activity. This has had the effect of crashing the gold price by temporarily removing the Indians from the gold market, exactly when the Trump inauguration lit a fire under the gold price.

The Russians never abstained from using dollars even at the time of the communist USSR! If they did not demand gold for their oil during the Cold War, why would the Russians do it now when the Russian central bank is owned and controlled by the City of London banking establishment since the creation of the new Russian Constitution under Yeltsin? The Russians are forbidden to issue their own currency the Ruble without permission from Western bankers and the Russians can only buy US Treasuries with the dollars they get for their oil, not gold. There are more dollar assets than Rubles in Russia:

http://anonhq.com/checkmate-central-bank-russia/

http://www.pravdareport.com/russia/economics/30-12-2014/129431-usa_russ…

The gold price would have skyrocketed if the Russians and the Chinese were buying gold hand over fist as alleged. Why do you think that Western bankers would give gold away at or below cost to their purported enemies?

Unless they were not enemies in reality, and just partners playing good cop, bad cop for the purposes of fooling and manipulating their unsuspecting respective populations?

http://www.mygen.com/users/ufo/Mao_was_a_Yale_Man_2.html

Why do the Russians never ask the Americans to leave Syria where the Americans are illegal invaders under international law? Why did the Russians never prevent the Israelis from attacking their allies the Syrians?

The Shanghai Gold Exchange is a fraud designed to legitimize the fraudulent COMEX "discovered" gold price. Goldman Sachs and JPM never could have manipulated the gold and silver prices lower without active Chinese collaboration. That the Shanghai Gold Exchange is a physical only market is a LIE:

https://www.sprottmoney.com/blog/the-new-shanghai-gold-exchange-does-an…

The Chinese government defrauded and stole from their own Chinese citizens by encouraging them to buy gold at the top. The Chinese bankers then colluded with JPM and Goldman Sachs to crash the gold and silver prices. Large amounts of physical silver were leased out and sold into the physical markets by the Chinese authorities as well:

http://www.silver-investor.com/charlessavoie/cs_july04.htm

http://m.digitaljournal.com/article/279166

http://www.dnaindia.com/money/column-china-urges-citizens-to-buy-gold-a…

Do not forget: It's the international ruling classes against the common folk. That's the real meaning of globalism.

In reply to by Davidduke2000

AriusArmenian Dec 16, 2017 1:34 AM Permalink

This is very exciting news. We are observing the rise of the coalescing multifarious East.The West will learn to live and work with it or be taught a lesson the hard way.

Free Man Dec 16, 2017 1:02 AM Permalink

Because of Jew control of Congress we are missing out on great business / job creating opportunities with Iran & Russia.Neither of them are our enemies, but Jews don't like them because they don't kiss Jew ass. Good for Iran & Russia.'Join the US army, Fight for Israelhttp://68.media.tumblr.com/639563970a638b606f4adb0ef05c778b/tumblr_inli… True Cost of Parasite IsraelForced US taxpayers money to Israel goes far beyond the official numbers.http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-true-cost-of-israel… Israel's WarsHow the United States military has become Zionizedhttp://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/fighting-israels-wars/Pandering to Israel Has Got to StopPledges of loyalty to Israel are un-Americanhttp://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/pandering-to-israel-has-got-to-stop/#commen… Jews Are Driving America's Warshttp://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/americas-jews-are-driving-americas-wars/#co…  

CatInTheHat Dec 16, 2017 1:04 AM Permalink

Sounds great in theory....Yet the US won't leave Syria and we are acting provocatively toward Russia and their  jets. Russia has shown REMARKABLE restraint....They US, House of Sod and IsraHell are in the last death throws of empire. Our elite are Narcissistic psychopaths, so full of hubris and grandiosity and entitlement that they believe they can dominate any country they want.Anyone see Nikki War Witch Haley and her ridiculous rendition of WMD and the piece of firework lobbed over to KSA from the Houthii rebels in Yemen that apparently had Irans finger prints all over it??Shameless whoring of herself and as representing the US Administration, on behalf of the KSA and IsraHell. It didn't go over well here.Starting a world war anywhere means the end of the US. Our military is utterly worthless after so much money has been embezzled from the elite through the big fat NDAA packages and put into their offshore accounts leaving our military badly wanting and extremely over extended, WAR would be SUICIDE...  And Trump wants a better relationship with Russia and China and the presstitutes are pathologizing him for that.But Bibi needs Trump to get us into war with Iran as does KSA. US elite Zionists love for Bibi is going to get millions murdered.Why are we not sanctioning IsraHell and getting clear of KSA? If any country can get away from ours and actually progress in a positive way I say RUN. We have caused enough trouble at home and abroad..

AurorusBorealus Dec 16, 2017 12:47 AM Permalink

These Russophiles are becoming as delusional as the U.S. deep state.  Let us engage in some critical thinking rather than prostrate ourselves at the feet of some new self-styled Khan.1) China is a mercantilist economy that seeks to acquire national resources to support its own industry and workforce while destroying industry and production in its trade partners and stealing their intellectual property.  It has done this to the U.S., and it will do it to Russia, Iran, and whomever else is foolish enough to fall for Communist Chinese "free-trade" rhetoric and enter into multi-lateral trade deals with China.2)  Chinese mercantilism is not going to solve the Shia-Sunni rivalry (which dates back to the 8th Century AD) or the Jewish-Muslim rivalry.  The sides were drawn long before Vladamir Putin entered the world stage, and the players have not changed.  Saudi Arabia and Israel are not going to go quietly along as Iran expands its hold over the entire Middle East.  Not going to happen.  Putin and Trump can sit down, each representing one side, and discuss the matter, but events often drive history more than leaders.  Both Saudi Arabia and Israel have the capacity to "wag the American dog" when needed, and they will not stand idle as Iran builds up.3)  Chinese imports... miliary alliances with Muslims... massive multilateral "free-trade" agreements... open borders... does all of this sound familiar?  The U.S. and the EU are about to tear themselves apart over these very issues.  Why does anyone think that these same failed ideas will work better if Moscow and Beijing are pulling the stringes rather than Washington and Brussels?4) Conservatives do not enter into agreements and alliances with Communists.  This is a rule, just as farmers who let wolves into their chicken coups are not actually farmers (because they will soon have no chickens).  Vladamir's popularity is based upon his conservativism, not his promise of Chinese Communist slave labor camp(uses) for everyone.

Singelguy AurorusBorealus Dec 16, 2017 7:17 AM Permalink

You fail to appreciate that both Putin and Xi are not idealists. They are strategic thinkers. Xi understands that in order to be a credible threat to the US military China needs reliable and secure oil supplies. Russia is right next door so that solves that problem. Putin understands that in order to be a credible threat to the USA, Russia needs the support of China’s million man army.

Both China and Russia understand that the USA uses its threat of military power to get what it wants economically. As such, that military power has to be credibly challenged before progress can be made economically. Conservatives tend to be more pragmatic. Putin will do what he has to do to protect the interests of Russia and Xi will do the same.

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AurorusBorealus Singelguy Dec 16, 2017 9:10 AM Permalink

China's army is a regional force that has no effect on events outside Asia.  Therefore, if Putin wishes to be the new power broker in the Middle East, he will have to go it alone.  The Chinese military will be of no benefit to him.I understand that the U.S. has pushed Russia into aligning itself with China by virtue of U.S. short-sighted arrogance and belligerence, and I understand that there are some benefits to a Russo-Chinese bilateral trade.  What I am saying is that the dreams of a new "silk road" are half-baked fantasies, produced exclusively to facilitate the expansion of Chinese mercantilism.Russia, China, Iran, and others are weary of U.S. belligerence, and the U.S. using SWIFT and other trade instruments to further its own bizarre political goals.  Therefore, China seeks new markets for its sprawling slave labor camps goods.  That market is Europe, and Russia hopes to gain by being the middle man as the Chinese seek to flood Europe with Chinese goods and destroy European manufacturing.  This plan to transform the entire world into a Chinese colony is all being presented in fantastic language straight out of some U.S. marketing company's drawroom: "a new silk road."  You can call it what you like, and I will call it what I like.  I will call it a "Khanite," and my description, whether you like it or not, is far more accurate than yours.If China is so interested in finding markets for its goods, why does China not raise wages in its own country so that its own workers can purchase the goods that they produce, instead of allowing its people to live in glorified work camps while members of the party become billionaires?  Why?  Because that is not what mercantilist nations do.  I have no interest in replacing a set of U.S. oligarchs and multinational imperialists with Chinse oligarchs and Chinese multi-national imperialist.  This is not "multilateral."  This is simply trying to replace on empire with another.

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Koba the Dread AurorusBorealus Dec 16, 2017 2:17 AM Permalink

You urge us to "engage in some critical thinking" then talk utter garbage that betrays not the smallest vestige of critical thinking. Of course China "support[s] its own industry and workforce". You'd have to be a whore not to do that, like say the economic whores that run the US. And China didn't "[destroy] industry and production in its trade partners and [steal] their intellectual property." The whores who run the political and economic structure of its trading partners (read US of A), those whores are the ones who sold out to the Chinese. And if you were the Chinese and were rational actors, wouldn't you too take what these political and economic whores offered?As to the Shia-Sunni "rivalry" you obviously know little about, Shia and Sunni have lived quite comfortably with this "rivalry" for over a thousand years. The middle east isn't Ireland or the thirty years war. Shia and Sunni haven't been at one another's throats all this time. The Shia-Sunni "rivalry" is a Wahabbist invention, a Saudi created distinction to further Saudi religious imperialism.And you speak of "Chinese imports... miliary alliances with Muslims... massive multilateral "free-trade" agreements... open borders... does all of this sound familiar?" You try to equate that with the problems of the EU. IT IS NOT A FIT COMPARISON! The EU problem is that unelected economic and political dictators in Brussels controll the EU. The EU problem is that it has a common currency but only national fiscal policies. These problems are not inherent to what is being proposed for the Asian mainland.Your comments are wrong.Your comments are deceitful. Your comments are a fraud.  

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AurorusBorealus Koba the Dread Dec 16, 2017 10:00 AM Permalink

If China supported its own workforce, it would pass laws to improve conditions in its "workers' paradise" rather than allowing workers there to live like animals in pens.  You call me deceitful.  I suggest that you look up the word "mercantilist" in an English-language dictionary and study the history of European mercantilism.  Then, I defy you to explain to me how China's policies differ in any way from those of the European colonial powers. As to Shiites and Sunnis, Turks, Persians, and Arabs, living in a wonderful fantasyland of peaceful co-existence until those crazed Wahhabbists came along, this idea is so absurd and far-fetched as to merit no discussion.  Persia has had 21 different dynastic rulers since the Arab conquest, alternating, almost in turns, from Sunni to Shia, Arab to Persian to Turk to Persian: 21 in 14 centuries, which makes the average life of a Persian Caliphate government approximately 66 years.  Each one was conquered or violently overthrown by another.  So much for your "peaceful and harmonious" co-existence.  Generally speaking, people who live peacefully and harmoniously with one another do not go to war with each other and conquer each other every other generation for 14 centuries. 

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Free Man AurorusBorealus Dec 16, 2017 1:04 AM Permalink

Except that China & Russia are not 'pulling the strings'.Israel is, and that's very bad for US taxpayers.The True Cost of Parasite IsraelForced US taxpayers money to Israel goes far beyond the official numbers.http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-true-cost-of-israel… Israel's WarsHow the United States military has become Zionizedhttp://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/fighting-israels-wars/Pandering to Israel Has Got to StopPledges of loyalty to Israel are un-Americanhttp://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/pandering-to-israel-has-got-to-stop/#commen… Jews Are Driving America's Warshttp://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/americas-jews-are-driving-americas-wars/#co…

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AurorusBorealus Free Man Dec 16, 2017 1:14 PM Permalink

I do not deny that Israel has the capability to "wag the American dog," as it were.  I mentioned this in the post above.  Israel and Jooos, however, are hardly pulling any strings in China or Russia.  Iranian radicals have repeatedly declared "death to Israel."  Therefore, I fail to see why you think that "Jooos" are pulling the strings of Russia to support Iran.  Your Jewish conspiracy are childish and contradictory.  Such silliness has no place in this conversation.  So I suggest that you keep silent while the adults are conversing.

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JibjeResearch Dec 16, 2017 12:30 AM Permalink

We Americans need to be prepared.  People on ZH are very smart, I'm sure we will prepare ourselves well.The future will be group battle.1. USA2. SCO/BRICS members3. EU4. ASEAN All other nations will be satellites of those groups.

Hoffman Lenz JibjeResearch Dec 16, 2017 2:55 AM Permalink

I think "we Americans" need to be prepared to trade on an equal footing with the rest of the world, rather than allow yourselves to be brainwashed into thinking that you're at war constantly.Yes, you are at war. But it is you Americans that have started those wars. Korea, Vietnam and all the countries attacked by you in The War on Terror.And I know that many of you Americans will say that you didn't want those wars. It is YOUR representatives that have caused the problems. It is your 3-letter agencies that foment trouble around the world. It is an American problem, and the problem is America (as in USA).The British were brainwashed in the same way in the times of the British Empire.Before that it was the Spanish, Portuguese, French and so on.We have the internet now. I can TALK to people on the other side of the planet. And I can see that they want the same things I do. I don't need to go to war with them because I can trade with them.War is a racket, for the benefit of the few. Try to remember that.

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