Category Archives: Islam

The Middle East is the Pivot of World History.

The Middle East is on the verge of great conflict.  The lines of conflict have been drawn up. The policy of the US since 1948 has been to secure the existence of Israel. This policy still exists today. The US is more involved in the Middle East than ever before. The policy of Israel and the US is to destroy or fragment any state that opposes the existence of Israel. Israel is a very powerful state, militarily and technologically. Some consider Israel the fourth most powerful state in the world, after the big three countries, China, Russia, and the US. The Achilles Heel of Israel is water. It has to import almost half of its water, mainly from Turkey,  a clearly pivotal state to the existence of Israel. The Armenian Genocide of 1916 in the Ottoman Empire caused  by the Turks is not recognized by Israel nor the US. It is understandable as to why.

Egypt and Jordan have been neutralized and diplomatic relations with Israel established. This relationship is precarious at best though. Libya and Iraq have been severely damaged but not yet destroyed.The last man standing has been Bashar al Assad of Syria. The US has decreed that Assad must go, but he is not going anywhere. A famous Prussian general, von Clausewitz, declared that war is a diplomacy by other means. Creation of the Islamic State by the West is diplomacy by other means. ISIS or the Islamic State has been declared by the US to be a terrorist state…but not really. The US bombs ISIS.. but not really. With all those shiny, new Toyota trucks and modern weapons ISIS is moving with the speed of light across Iraq and Syria. Volunteers are coming from all over the world. Volunteers are mainly Moslem Youth. One famous US senator was photographed with the Islamic State group. Even so, Iraq and Syria are still standing. Russia and Iran have stepped in. A sort of alliance has been formed, composed of Hasbullah  of Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Russia. The opposing forces are ISIS, the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf States. The massive refugee problem which has been created by US policies in the Middle East is destabilizing Europe. The economy of Europe, already weak, is being weakened further by the onslaught of refugees from the Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan. The vaunted economy of Germany is standing on one leg only. German exports are collapsing. Sanctions are hurting Europe more than they are hurting Russia. If Syria and Iraq win against ISIS, there will be a geo-strategic shift in the Middle East. The Palestinians are sensing this. A massive Palestinian uprising is in the making. China is developing new Silk Roads to Europe and Africa avoiding sea lanes controlled by the US Navy. Latin America is moving closer to Afro-Eurasia. Highways and high speed rail roads will be criss-crossing Afro-Eurasia. The US and its closest allies will face isolation…

Europe must re-consider its position vis a vis Russia. The Wall of Enmity that the US is’ building between Russia and Europe is not going to succeed. It is just a matter of time before the  people of the Ukraine rise up against the Kiev Junta and take their country back (with Russia where it belongs). The future of Europe is with Afro-Eurasia and Latin America. If the Palestinian Intifada turns massive and Israel feels threatened, it may use the nuclear option. Saudi Arabia also cannot be ignored, it is one of the key players in the Middle East. The Saudis are involved in mortal combat in Yemen with the Houthis and are about to lose big. If the Saudi dynasty is overthrown in the not too distant future and replaced by an anti-western leadership, you can kiss the petro dollar good bye. The dollar and the US economy would collapse. The US would face a series of crises it has never yet faced in its entire history. The Israeli economy, which is dependent on the US, would most certainly collapse. Perhaps, instinctively, the Palestinians are sensing that. I repeat again, a massive Intifada is in the works. No question, the Middle East is the pivot of world history.

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The Dollar, the American Thunder Bolt of Zeus

Most people do not know how much power and control the US holds over the world by the fact that the dollar is the reserve currency of the world. Until recently, it was the official currency of the world. By controlling the reserve currency, the US in fact, controlled the world. At Bretton-Woods, New Hampshire in 1944, the dollar was crowned Emperor of the World. The International Monetary Fund {IMF}, the World Bank, and the Bank for International Development were created to impose the rule of the dollar. These institutions have international sounding names, but they are as American as a McDonald’s hamburger…

After the Second World War, the Colonial World of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Carribean  were decolonized. Instead of being free and totally independent they went right into ” dollar debt dependency”. They jumped from the pan into the fire. In this Salto Mortale, they were guided and helped by, what do you know, the IMF, the World Bank, etc. The agenda was set by the US Government to fight Communism. They have been in hell ever since. Any leader who rebelled was overthrown, assassinated, hanged or impaled. Many communist countries of Eastern Europe were infiltrated and enticed into the beauty of dollar debt. Poland, Romania, Hungary, and Yugoslavia come to mind. Hungarian dollar debt was referred to as “Goulash Communism.” Communism is gone but the dollar debt remains. Also, Yugoslavia is no more, but the debt of the successor states has increased markedly.

Presently, the world is so indebted that debt can hardly grow. The burden of debt of the Third World and many countries of the First World has become unbearable. Individuals, countries, nations, and other entities  will start going into default. The US is the most indebted nation in the world ,but that is no big deal, because it is indebted in its own currency. The rest of the world supports the US debt by holding dollars. In the process it is subservient to US interests. In other words, whatever the US wants, it gets and the rest of the world pays, because US possesses the Thunder Bolt of Zeus.

It is immoral to entice individuals, and/or nations to go into debt, Christianity and Islam condemn usury; it is a criminal act. The Western media constantly encourages people to go into debt. Capitalism without debt is like life on earth without water. It cannot exist and thrive. The world’s debt is slowing down, hence consumption is decreasing which is leading to a deceleration of growth.  Wages are stagnant or decreasing. The velocity of money is at an all time low. The Baltic Dry Index is going down. World trade is decreasing. The recovery in the US has not been ” recovery”. Instead, it has been stagnation to the down side, with 94.5 million people in the US no longer in the labor force. The reported unemployment rate is 5.1. That is an outright lie and deception. Eric Blair, aka, George Orwell said that telling truth in an Age of Deception is a revolutionary act. We live in an age of lies and deception. The Modus Operandi of the present economic system is lies and deception. US power will persist as long as the Thunder Bolt of Zeus has juice. How long will it last? Nobody knows. The US will do everything possible, including war, to maintain it. However, it will be the rest of the world that will determine the longevity of the dollar. The Zeus of antiquity and his thunder bolts are no more.