Mês: maio 2019

Second BRI Forum In Beijing and in Washington

Nuclear War vs. Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Will Prevail   Federico Pieraccini May 7, 2019   The global trend in international relations is often difficult to discern. But one can be helped in this task by looking at two events, organized in Washington and Beijing, comparing the different themes, participants, objectives, and broached for discussion. After all, we are talking about the two largest economies in the world, two colossi directing and shaping global culture, behavior and world opinion.   The last few weeks have offered the international community an opportunity to reflect. Two events took place in Washington and Beijing that, in terms of impact, depth, participation and issues discussed, are striking contrasts. In Beijing at the Belt and Road Forum over 40 world leaders discussed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a project that will transform the entire Eurasian continent, improving free trade between dozens of countries by investing in transport infrastructure as well as in energy and technological cooperation. The leader of this silent industrial revolution is China’s Xi Jinping, casting ancient ambitions and perspectives into the new millennium, anxious to once again acquire the leading role in global civilization. The BRI is a gigantic project that will continue to expand in the years to come and at the rate the current technology allows, while of course remaining cognizant of the needs of the...

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Mike Pompeo : Three Times An Idiot

The US Desperately Needs a New Secretary of State   Paul Craig Roberts May 5, 2019   The ignorant warmonger masquerading as an American Secretary of State should be arrested for his impersonation of an American government official.  Mike Pompeo cannot possibly be the US Secretary of State, because not even Donald Trump would appoint an idiot to this high position who thinks that Article 2 of the Constitution gives the president the authority to declare war and invade other countries. Here is what the moronic imposter Pompeo said: “The president has his full range of Article 2 authorities and I’m very confident that any action we took in Venezuela would be lawful.” This was Pompeo’s answer when asked if President Trump could intervene in the country’s power struggle without congressional approval.  Of course, it is not “the country’s power struggle.” It is Washington’s effort to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution and regain control over Venezuela’s resources. Pompeo is twice idiot.  The US Constitution gives the power to declare war only to Congress. Moreover, under the Nuremburg laws laid down by the US government after World War 2, it is a war crime to commit aggression, which is what US military intervention in Venezuela would be.   I should have said that Pompeo is three times idiot, because he asserts that countries that are diplomatically defending the democratically elected government of...

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Venezuela : Coup Failure Needs New Policy

Bolton The Stache Is Pushing For War   Moon of Alabama May 2, 2019   After the failed coup attempt in Venezuela at least some people recognize the reality that its government has significant support. The coup’s failure necessitates a new policy. Unfortunately John Bolton is the man in charge of it. He is likely to push for a war. U.S. media, especially cable TV, is clearly working in favor of ‘regime change’ in Venezuela. They even avoid to call the intended coup a coup. Many U.S. journalist who regularly write on South America are extremely biased and have no qualms to lie. Consider this by Anthony Faiola and Mariana Zuñiga in today’s Washington Post: A pro-government rally on Wednesday next to Miraflores, the presidential palace, drew about 500 people, far fewer than the multiple rallies of thousands of people supporting Guaidó.   One can also compare the WaPo take to the (similar biased) NYT account which at least gets some facts straight: Across town in central Caracas, thousands of Mr. Maduro’s supporters dressed in red marched along the main highway toward the presidential palace. Most appeared to be retirees or public sector workers. Many were brought in from across the country by public buses that stretched for miles on the side of the highway.It was one of the biggest pro-government demonstrations in Caracas in months, underlining the government’s desire...

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Bill Bonner

War on Claptrap   Van Brian May 5, 2019   For the entire 21st century, Bill has waged war… The struggle is not with a foreign enemy or domestic traitor. It is with the loopy ideas that twisted America’s money and sent her down the bumpy road to empire. Whether it’s “MMT”… trillion-dollar annual deficits… or the financialization of the American economy, Bill has waged war on American claptrap. But on Friday, our editor finds himself surrounded. Is it time to raise the white flag? Read on… The Wall Gave Way, and We Fell… Bill begins the week with an update from the Irish countryside. The renovations on the old shed start off well, but then the wall crumbles… How the Financialization Scam Works What is “financialization”? How does it work? What will come from all this? Bill takes up these questions on Tuesday, and reveals why the “financialization of the American economy” is a death sentence for the American middle class. Who Will Push America Over This Cliff? America – loaded with debt and hooked on EZ credit – teeters on a cliff. At the bottom of the chasm… the same fate of every empire in history. All the country needs is one… little… push… How the Feds Will Cover Up Their Next Larceny The greatest wealth confiscation scheme could soon be underway. Gussied up under the guise...

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Venezuela : Opposition Deceived

Forensics Of A Clownish Coup   Moon of Alabama May. 3, 2019   Tuesdays clownish coup attempt in Venezuela failed. The Trump administration got snookered. It will have to either change its tactic or leave the issue alone. National Security Advisor John Bolton is pressing for a war on Venezuela. While the Pentagon and the countries neighboring Venezuela are against the use of military force, it is Bolton who has President Trump’s ear. The planning for a war seems to progress fast. Lucas Tomlinson @LucasFoxNews – 00:18 utc- 3 May 2019Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton just left Pentagon following meeting with acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan in secure conference room known as ‘The Tank’ to discuss military options for Venezuela, per senior defense official A similar meeting took place on Wednesday May 1 in the White House. The head of U.S. Southern Command admits that plans are ready but plays down the chance for a war: Admiral Craig Faller insisted that the U.S. wanted a peaceful transfer of power but declared that his Southern Command was ready for any scenario. He said his military staff had made ‘Day Now’ plans to prepare for an immediate change of power as opposition leader Juan Guaido tries to topple Maduro.’We call it Day Now because there is going to be a day when the legitimate government...

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