For All The Marbles
This excellent analysis of Kissinger's analysis of the fracture in global economy and alliances leads to a historical prediction which seems like a misread of the trends. Perhaps it is intended diplomatically
It seems that the West, without Russian energy and resources, especially Europe, must diminish as an economic center. TROTW (the rest of the world) also needs Russian resources. Russia is capable of militarily defending those resources, and is strengthening that position now.
China is both economically powerful and internally very fragile as a society, and lacks essential energy and resources without imports. China needs Russian resources for the same reasons that Europe needs them
My conclusion is that Europe will need to take Russia's side over the Atlanticists (UK, US, Australia, Canada, NZ). Indeed, the Atlanticists, without global reserve currency status and incomes, and with massive $US debt defaults from TROTW, will ultimately need to join the new, egalitarian global trade order.
Timofei Bordachev: Henry Kissinger is trying to warn Westerners that they are running out of time in the fight for Russia
If the acute phase of the conflict in Ukraine turns out to be lengthy, which now seems likely, then basic survival will force Russia to cut ties with Western-aligned Europe
..In his speech to the participants of the Davos forum, Henry Kissinger, the grand patriarch of international politics, pointed to just such a prospect (adversarial Russian separation from Europe) as the least desirable from his point of view, since Russia then “could alienate itself completely from Europe and seek a permanent alliance elsewhere,” which would lead to the emergence of diplomatic divides on the scale of the Cold War. In his opinion, peace talks between the parties [Moscow and Kiev] would be the most expedient way to prevent this; these would result in Russian interests being taken into account. For Kissinger, this means that in some respect, Russia’s participation in the European “concert” is an unconditional value, and the loss of this must be prevented as long as some chance remains. However, with all due respect to the merits and wisdom of this statesman and scholar, the impeccable logic of Kissinger faces only one obstacle – it works when the balance of power is has been determined and relations between states have already passed the stage of military conflict.
In this sense, he certainly follows in the footsteps of his great predecessors – Chancellor of the Austrian Empire Klemens von Metternich and British Foreign Secretary Viscount Castlereagh, whose diplomatic achievements were the subject of Kissinger’s own doctoral dissertation in 1956. Both of them went down in history as the creators of a new European order, established after the end of the Napoleonic era in France and which persisted, with minor adjustments, for almost a century in international politics.
Like those illustrious figures, Kissinger appears on the world stage in an era when the balance of power between the most important players is already being determined by “iron and blood.” The time of his greatest achievement was the first half of the 1970s – a period of relative stability...
..Thus, at the present time, it would be difficult to expect diplomacy to be able to take first place in world affairs at the initial stage of the process, which promises to be very long and, most likely, quite bloody...
..Now we can assume that the emancipation of mankind from Western control is of central importance, and the most important factor in this process is the growth of China’s economic and political power. If China itself, as well as India and other major states outside the West, cope with the task entrusted to them by history, in the coming decades the international system will acquire features that were completely uncharacteristic before...
..The determination Russia has shown in recent years, and especially months, is also associated with global changes. The fact that Moscow so purposefully stood up to protect its interests and values was due not only to domestic Russian reasons, although they are of great importance. Nor were they predicated upon expectations of direct material assistance from China, which could compensate for the losses during the acute phase of the conflict with the West.
The main external source of Russian self-confidence has been an objective assessment of the state of the international political and economic environment, in which even a complete break with the West would not be mortally dangerous for Russia from the point of view of pursuing its main development goals. Moreover, it is precisely the need for a more active rapprochement with other partners, which Russia has not experienced until recently, that may turn out to be a much more reliable way to survive in a changing environment.
This is what is understood in the US and Europe with the greatest concern. In the event that Russia, during the years of the emerging disengagement from the rest of Europe, creates a comparable system of trade, economic, political, cultural and human ties in the South and East, the return of this country to the Western realm will become technically difficult, if perhaps not even possible...
..Amid the struggle now gaining momentum, Russia, like the rest of Europe, is, despite its military capabilities, a participant inferior in strength to the main warring parties – China and the United States. Therefore, there is a struggle for Russia, and there is a dwindling opportunity for the West to win, and this is what Henry Kissinger is trying to articulate.
Scott Ritter looks into Russian completion of "Phase 2" of the special military operation, the liberation of Donetsk and Lugansk, now essentially completed. Ukraine is not de-Nazified, and is only partly demilitarized, and is not neutral. What will Phase 3 entail? What will be the justification? How will resources be obtained and managed to carry it out?
Moon of Alabama investigates:
Ukrainian casualty rates in the Donbas are reported by president Zelensky as 100 killed and 500 wounded per day, but he has several qualifiers, like that region and "army", so this is not total Ukrainian casualties. Those are more likely 200 dead and 800 wounded per day.
These are now concentrated in the ranks of regional-defense volunteers, who were supposed to just protect their towns, but are now cannon-fodder in trenches.
This is horrific. Dying in a trench from artillery is horrific, as is being trapped there for months and seeing comrades die.
Regarding the necessity of Russian high-grade oil with massive piped deliveries to major refineries, which can only be substituted at great cost in time, money, and loss of consistency and reliability (Europe's economy)...
Europe now cheats or suffers (I suggest that changing-sides is a third option)
A whole new system. What will be thrown out? Can it work? Where will the universal-faith come from?
Mastercard CEO: SWIFT Payment System May Be Replaced By CBDCs In Five Years
Kunstler practices "political satire" as a cover.
The World Economic Forum (WEF), a.k.a. the Davos Gang, held its 2022 schmoozefest in that tidy Swiss alpine village last week, after a nearly three-year hiatus on account of the coronavirus pandemic they generously arranged for the rest of us. These are the self-defined leaders of the Great Re-set — Klaus Schwab, Bill Gates, and Klaus’s scaly majordomo, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari, the inverse reincarnation of Adolf Eichmann, famous for declaring that “humans are hackable animals.” ...
..As first hallucinated in Herr Doktor Schwab’s pulsating brain, apparently many years ago, the Great Re-set was initially scheduled for 2050, a sort of leisurely stroll-in-the-park to the shimmering gates of transhumanism. Then the gang got nervous and pushed it up to 2030 (climate change, and all). When that retrograde monster of US politics, Donald Trump, came on the scene, they panicked and re-set their Re-set for 2023. Now, despite the surface decorum of this year’s Davos meet-up, it looks like they are — as we say here in the old New World — losing their shit.
How come? Well, for one thing, we appear to be in a close race between Klaus’s controlled demolition of the global economy and the US midterm elections this November, and perhaps the gang perceives that won’t go so well for them. Their key project in the 2022 offensive, the War in Ukraine, isn’t working out, either. The idea, it seems, was to bog down and humiliate the Russians so as to bring on the defenestration of Mr. Putin, who, believe it or not and despite the tsunamis of aspersion loosed on him by WEF-funded propagandists, is strangely and actually a defender of Western Civ...
..And yet, that demolition of the global economy proceeds a’pace as, with all demolitions, once things start crashing, nothing will stop it. Supply chains for everything are breaking, with sneaky ramifications. For instance, the ammonia-based chemical additive for diesel fuel used to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from trucks is getting scarce. New EPA rules require computerized sensors in truck engines that register nitrogen oxide levels. If they are too high, the sensors automatically cut the engine. Result: trucks stop running. Further result: nothing gets delivered. Furthest result: you starve.
The WEF worked on its starvation program from other angles, too. The Ukraine-Russian war was engineered to reduce the global wheat supply by a hefty cut, say around 30 percent, as well as to curtail fertilizer exports from the world’s main producers of them: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus...
Meanwhile, recall the parting admonition of the late eminent virologist Luc Montagnier, discoverer of HIV, the virus behind AIDS, who just prior to his death predicted that 100-percent of the people injected with mRNA Covid “vaccines” would be dead in two years. (Note: Validity not yet established.)
“The Deep State is in a ‘do or die’ moment right now..."
"They, the elites or predator class, recognize that they are now locked into this. If they try to retreat, there is no retreat. People are waking up at such a rapid rate that they are in a moment where they are going to have to go for broke and try to impose the whole agenda and damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead or they are going to be in big trouble. They are going to be prosecuted. Right this moment, there are conversations in state attorney generals’ offices all across the country, and this is a problem. People are demanding prosecution..
Right now, the elites, or predator class, realize if they don’t move forward very quickly, they are going to lose everything. They could possibly end up facing true accountability. I think we are in a very dangerous situation now.
Globalists Are Taking Over the Food System — It’s Part of Their Plan to Control You (if you get to live) The globalist takeover is coming at us from every possible angle. Whether we’re talking about biosecurity, finance, housing, healthcare, energy, transportation or food, all the changes we’re now seeing have one goal, and that is to force compliance with the globalists’ agenda.
The global food system, and protein sources, in particular, are currently under coordinated and intentional attacks to manufacture food shortages and famine.
The globalist elite intend to eliminate traditional farming and livestock and replace it with indoor-grown produce and lab-created protein alternatives that they own and control.
While the presence of hundreds of food brands gives the appearance of market competition, the reality is that the food industry is monopolized by fewer than a dozen companies, and all of them, in turn, are largely owned by BlackRock and Vanguard.
Eventually, your ability to buy food will be tied to your digital identity and social credit score. https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/globalists-takeover-food-system-control-cola/?
Congress Passes Anti-Russia Bill Reinforcing Neo-colonialism in Africa A United States Congressional bill has already been approved by a wide margin that would target and punish African states that maintain political and economic relations with the Russian Federation...
..Labeled as the “Countering Malign Russian Activities in Africa Act” (H.R. 7311) was passed on April 27 by the House of Representatives in a bipartisan 419-9 majority and will probably be approved by the Senate which is evenly split between the Democrats and the Republicans. This legislative measure is broadly worded enabling the State Department to monitor the foreign policy of the Russian Federation in Africa including military affairs and any effort which Washington deems as “malign influence.” .....Russia, even under monarchial rule prior to 1917, never participated in the Atlantic Slave Trade, colonization on the continent or the Western Hemisphere where hundreds of millions of Africans remain up until this day. Contrary to the posture of the U.S. and its NATO allies, the former Soviet Union as well as China and other socialist states supported the anti-colonial, national liberation and civil rights struggles waged by the African people from the period after World I up until the 21st century.https://www.globalresearch.ca/congress-passes-anti-russia-bill-reinforcing-neo-colonialism-africa/5782045
One of the factors in the coup against Ukrainian president Victor Yanukovich in 2014 was that he was going to forego an EU/Monsanto deal for a Russian/organic deal. Sale of farmland in Ukraine, a national treasure, had been illegal since 2001, but in 2020, as part of an IMF loan deal, Ukraine was widely opened up for sale of private and public lands to Monsanto and friends, against massive public sentiment. This is a long and detailed article about what I have long followed, the war against life by massive corporations. Henry Kissinger's initiation of the American foreign policy of weaponized food is well explained. This is a current battlefield. (Not mentioned is the question of complying with IMF loan terms if "Ukraine" ceases to exist, and the loans are declared "odious debt" after restructuring.)War Within the War: The Fight Over Land and Genetically Engineered Agriculture https://www.globalresearch.ca/war-within-war-fight-over-land-genetically-engineered-agriculture/5782051
The monetary-price-inflation now is different from that in the 1970s and 1980s. There was a healthy industrial economy and unionized workers could demand wage increases to meet or exceed inflation. There was room to massively increase interest rates to choke-down the real economy, and to support demand for the dollar internationally, until inflation stopped, without actually starving workers to death and causing a revolution. There was slack to do that, but industry has largely left the building, and people are barely surviving at service jobs. Inflation is not caused by expectations of inflation as much as by real stuff getting more expensive despite low wages for workers, and a lot of conjured dollars since 2008. Choking the economy now will cause working people to be unable to eat, drive, pay rent and pay utilities. Nothing will be solved. Structural overhaul is necessary.
No Guarantee Slowing Economy Will Slow Inflation https://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2022/05/no-guarantee-slowing-economy-will-slow.html
Oil, economy, injustice and politics... "Joe Biden" is going to Saudi Arabia, where he is somewhat despised, to ask some favors, but not this one.The House of Saud tortured a "confession" out of a 14 year old scapegoat who could not have done the crime, and sentenced him to death at 17. "From the moment police raided the Howaiti family home and dragged out 14-year-old Abdullah, the Saudi justice system has been on autopilot, punishing him for a crime he cannot have committed," said Jeed Basyouni, who leads Reprieve's work on the death penalty across the Middle East and North Africa.
"Every court knew how young he was," she continued. "Every court heard he had an alibi. Every court was told he was tortured. But they sent him to death row and kept him in a cell, when he should have been playing football with his friends."
"Abdullah will never get back the teenage years he spent fearing for his life, but it's not too late for the Saudi courts to do the right thing," Basyouni added. "The world is watching." https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/05/30/biden-mulls-trip-saudi-arabia-rights-group-spotlights-death-sentence-child-defendant
Meryl Nass MD, CDC and NY Times stopped revealing the vaxxed vs. unvaxxed case and death comparisons 6 and 8 weeks ago, when the graphs began to show no benefit from vaccination (well, embarrassing "negative efficacy" had been statistically apparent since last summer) https://merylnass.substack.com/p/cdc-and-ny-times-stopped-revealing?s=r
Robert Malone MD has monkeypox-fearporn update
I almost cannot believe that I am writing this, but since my original substack article on this topic, we had the reveal of an Event 201-style wargame exercise modeled around a bioterror-related release of an engineered Monkeypox virus “caused by a terrorist attack using a pathogen engineered in a laboratory with inadequate biosafety and biosecurity provisions and weak oversight.” With amazing (coincidental?) prescience, the “table top exercise” of March 2021 (one year and three months into the Covidcrisis) models a Monkeypox bioterror attack initiated on May 15, 2022. Note the date of the CNN/Jake Tapper fearporn piece - May 20, 2022. The modeling deployed in the scenario upon which the “exercise” was based predicts 3.2 billion cases and 271 million deaths by December 01, 2023. https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/monkey-pox-update?s=r
"Gaslighting Me With Psy-ops" (Like Thomas Dolby WOULD do it today)
Boycotting That Game (pictured trimming oak kick-plate to fit cabinet)