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2500 US marines to Australia

April 14, 2012

The first rotation of about 200 US marines has arrived in Australia on a six-month training deployment. A total of 2,500 troops are expected to arrive over the next few years in Darwin to enhance the US’s military presence in the Asia-Pacific. Despite the fact that the US’s final military presence in the country is […]

Syria and Iran the seeds of World War Three

April 12, 2012

To get some idea of how absurd the Syria situation is, imagine the following scenario: The United States government is under attack by an insurgent group, which lists kidnappings and bombings in its modus operandi. The insurgents are being aided by Canada and Mexico, with Mexico planning to seize some US territory in order to […]

Iran bartering Gold for Food directed at US Reserve Currency

February 13, 2012

Much has been made of Reuters story how “Iran turns to barter for food as sanctions cripple imports” in which we learn that “Iran is turning to barter – offering gold bullion in overseas vaults or tankerloads of oil – in return for food”, and whose purpose no doubt is to demonstrate just how crippled […]

Russia and China drawing a line in the sand in Syria

January 20, 2012

Russia will offer Washington no explanation for arms deliveries to Syria, and together with China, will prevent the U.N. Security Council from approving any military intervention in the conflict-torn nation, its foreign minister said on Wednesday. Using his annual news conference to draw lines in the sand on Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said veto-holding […]

The Straits of Hormuz and a new Reserve Currency to challenge the Dollar

January 9, 2012

An unintended consequence of QE had been to spur several countries to think very seriously of how they could replace the dollar as their settlement currency for international deals. The list of countries accumulating gold (Russia, China, India) is similar to the list of countries that were reported to be talking about the need for […]

US Defense Department the world’s largest employer

December 16, 2011

According to a study by The Economist, America’s defense department had 3.2m people on its payroll last year, equivalent to 1% of the U.S. population. Historically, Americans have always been more concerned about big government than big business or big labor in response to this trend question dating back to 1965. Today, Americans’ concerns about […]

Oil Chokepoints and Pentagon repositioning strategy with China

December 11, 2011

It’s no secret that the Pentagon’s “repositioning” strategy implies an undisguised attempt to force … “denial of access” to Chinese shipping and an expanding Chinese blue-water navy. The repositioning now on across Africa and Asia especially concerns chokepoints. Three of the world’s crucial chokepoints are matters of national security for China, in terms of its […]

Chinese ratings agency threatens US with new downgrade

November 14, 2011

The head of China’s biggest ratings agency, Dagong Global Credit Rating, is warning that it may downgrade the US’s sovereign debt rating again because of Washington’s failure to tackle the federal budget deficit. Dagong, which has maintained a pessimistic outlook on US fiscal policy, has been leading the charge to downgrade US debt over the […]

China Daily Xinhua bashes US economic woes

November 14, 2011

China retaliated that China is being blamed for the economic woes of America’s own making, after President Barack Obama claimed Sunday that Beijing has “still not done enough” to revalue its currency. But Obama failed to mention the fact that the yuan has already appreciated by about 30 percent against the greenback in the past […]

China replaces al Qaeda as the official American threat

October 22, 2011

The main reason the US is invading Africa is … China. Africa is China’s success story. Where the Americans bring drones and destabilization, the Chinese bring roads, bridges and dams. What they want is resources, especially fossil fuels. Libya under Muammar Gaddafi was one of China’s most important sources of fuel. When the civil war […]