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  • Great Reset, Russia, Ukraine & Western Geopolitical Strategies - Col Douglas MacGregor / Jay Dyer

    11/22/2022 5:07:33 PM PST · by Cathi · 20 replies
    Jay Dyer ^ | November 15, 2022 | Colonel Douglas MacGregor
    Great interview by an excellent military historian.
  • Dr. Daniel Fine, scholar and international energy market expert, dead at 88

    10/07/2022 5:44:19 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 5 replies
    yahoo ^ | 10/6 | John Moses
    FARMINGTON – Services were Monday in Albuquerque for international energy industry expert and Farmington Daily Times columnist Dr. Daniel Fine, 88, who died Sept. 26 in a Miami hospital following complications due to a surgical procedure, his son, William Fine, said. Fine, widely acknowledged as an expert in world energy markets and geopolitics, was held in high esteem by many state and regional business leaders. He had been set to give a lecture alongside local businessman T. Greg Merrion in Farmington last month. “He was pretty great at getting a read at what was coming down the pike,” said Merrion,...
  • It's a hinge year in history — for Russia and China

    10/07/2022 6:11:24 AM PDT · by Salohcin · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 6, 2022 | Michael Barone
    Will 2022 turn out be a hinge year, as a moment when long-standing trends in geopolitics suddenly shifted in a different direction? This week, two important writers, one a long-established and prolific historian, the other a provocative presence on the internet, have argued persuasively that the answer is yes. But there's one other interesting point in common: Neither sees the United States as having played a decisive role in the sudden shift. Over the years, Niall Ferguson has written admiringly about the 19th-century Rothschilds and the 20th century’s Henry Kissinger and has highlighted the positive achievements of Britain’s empire and...
  • Deep State-Nazi Hidden Axis

    09/19/2022 11:50:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    New American ^ | 19 September 2022 | Daniel Natal
    The invisible government of the Deep State has long worked with the Nazis to accomplish its nefarious objectives, going back to the rise of Hitler. =============================================================== Witness Osh, Kyrgyzstan, a modest outpost in Central Asia. Boiling clouds enliven the sky as a breeze lazily strums the tall grass. Meanwhile a farmer tends his yaks, as clouds of gnats move across a meadow in a body like a mournful specter. Life here has gone on in a relatively unbroken pattern for thousands of years. But peasants have noticed something unusual appearing in the soil of late: train tracks. The construction is...
  • The Duran - Saturday updates

    04/09/2022 7:08:48 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 6 replies
    The Duran ^ | April 9, 2022 | Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris
    Trouble in South Pacific, Solomon Islands. WW3 is fast approaching [17:10] April 8, 2022 - @ 1:00pm EDT Christoforou - 3 updates today.Von der Leyen visits Kiev. Mariupol factory, radio communication in European languages. Update 1 [26:41] on Odysee: heading for regime change. Russian MOD warns of false flag. Update 2 [17:54] on Odysee:'s Truss wants more weapons. Cyprus press exposes Elensky. Maduro weighs-in on conflict. Update 3 [19:38] on Odysee:'s-truss-wants-more-weapons.-cyprus:0Alexander Mercouris - 1 update today.Russia Gains Control Mariupol Port, Cuts Interest Rates as Inflation Slows, Pakistan Regime Change [38:32] on Odysee:,-cuts:c
  • The Duran - Friday updates

    04/08/2022 5:32:22 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 5 replies
    The Duran ^ | April 8, 2022 | Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris
    Neocons/EU push to prolong conflict to achieve Putin regime change goal [45:50] April 8, 2022 - @ 1:00pm EDT Christoforou - 2 updates today.Nuland ends EastMed gas. Elensky tour hits Cyprus. Russia out of UN Human Rights Council. Update 1 [27:15] on Odysee: Spokesman Peskov gives strange interview to Sky News. Update 2 [23:28] on Odysee: Mercouris - 1 update today.Ukraine Asks NATO for Western Weapons as Donbass Military Crisis Deepens [33:43] on Odysee:
  • Uncommon Knowledge - 5 More Questions for Stephen Kotkin - Ukraine (video)

    03/06/2022 12:02:38 PM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    This interview is an hour and 18 mins. It's well worth the time to listen. Historian Stephen Kotkin has written 2 volumes on the biography of Stalin and is working on the 3rd and final volume. His knowledge of Russia leading up to Putin is comprehensive. He's optimistic about America and the western world.
  • America’s Loss In Afghanistan Is China’s Gain: China has expanded its geopolitical influence with astonishing speed.

    08/17/2021 10:21:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/17/2021 | Helen Raleigh
    It is easy to think the Taliban is the biggest winner in Afghanistan, since it has overtaken the entire nation in days as the United States, once clearly the most powerful nation on earth, pulled out of Afghanistan in the most humiliating fashion. But in the larger geopolitical context, the real biggest winner in Afghanistan is the Chinese Communist Party.The CCP has benefited from America’s military engagement in Afghanistan for the last 20 years. As the United States spent trillions of dollars and sent thousands of troops to fight a futile “war on terrorism,” successions of U.S. administrations, regardless of...
  • A Revealing ‘Gaffe’ Roils Asia (A Japanese official tells the truth about China’s Taiwan ambitions)

    07/10/2021 11:08:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 9, 2021
    A Japanese official tells the truth about China’s Taiwan ambitions.Japan’s government played clean-up this week after Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso indicated the country would intervene to repel a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Such Chinese military expansion, he said Monday, could threaten Japan’s “survival,” and “if that is the case, Japan and the U.S. must defend Taiwan together.” Japan officially embraces a “one-China” policy and favors a diplomatic resolution between Beijing and Taipei. China’s state media on Wednesday published a piece in response warning that if Japan is involved in a conflict over Taiwan, it “will become the target...
  • 'Get Ready for War!' General Urges Ukrainians to Prepare for Imminent Conflict With Russia

    04/25/2021 10:07:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Mon, Apr 26, 2021 | John Varga
    A TOP Ukrainian general has warned the country it must prepare for the worst and be ready to go to war with Russia at any time.However Major General Serhii Kryvonos said he did not believe that the threat of war had been eliminated and argued that all the country must get ready for further conflict. While the army was ready for war, the rest of the country was not and was "in a panic", he told Espresso TV He added: "In the war, we need to expect the worst scenario and prepare for it." The Deputy Secretary of the Ukrainian...
  • The U.S. Intelligence Community’s Harrowing Take on Our Possible Futures

    04/21/2021 9:59:32 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    World Politics Review ^ | 19 Apr, 2021 | Stewart M. Patrick
    Every few years, the U.S. National Intelligence Council, or NIC, gazes into its crystal ball and imagines the world 20 years hence. The latest installment, released on April 8, is a harrowing read. “Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World” anticipates an era even more chaotic and divided than our own, in which institutions at all levels struggle to adapt to abrupt demographic shifts, economic turbulence, runaway climate change and technological innovation. The COVID-19 pandemic, which has left governments thrashing and multilateral institutions flailing, is the shape of things to come. “Global Trends 2040” is the fourth in a series...
  • ‘Wokeness As A Geopolitical Tool’: Author Says China Is Using Social Justice To Manipulate Americans

    04/07/2021 5:38:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/07/2021 | Nathalie Voit
    Entrepreneur and author of “Woke, Inc” Vivek Ramaswamy claimed China is using “woke” politics to manipulate Americans during a Wednesday appearance on “Fox and Friends.” China has positioned itself as “uniquely off-limits” for identification as the origin country for the novel coronavirus despite the country clearly being so, Ramaswamy argued. “The Zika virus, the Marburg virus, and Ebola, were all named after the places of origin. In fact, MERS stands for the Middle Eastern respiratory virus. That’s an older coronavirus,” Ramaswamy told “Fox & Friends.” Ramaswamy continued, noting other COVID-19 strains — such as the U.K. variant, Brazilian variant and...
  • Fish wars as Devon boats under attack by rival French scallopers

    10/14/2020 10:45:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    DevonLive ^ | 14 OCT 2020 | John Bett & Colleen Smith
    One of the Brixham boats was under attack as 15 boats surrounded himFish wars have broken out in the English Channel as French scallopers confronted their Devon counterparts - firing flares and throwing FRYING PANS. Two Brixham boats, the Girl Macey, skippered by Scott Glover, and the Golden Promise, by Brian Whittington, were involved in the deep-sea skirmish last night. They were surrounded by around 20 French vessels and were pelted by objects including frying pans and rocks and a dangerous flare was fired into the wheelhouse of the Girl Macy. The hostile French crews also threw oil at the...
  • Geopolitics: How Maps Help Us Understand History, Predict the Future, and Go Beyond Politics

    09/23/2020 3:13:07 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 3 replies ^ | 9/23/2020 | Brian Miller
    “It is not often that nations learn from the past, even rarer that they draw the correct conclusions from it.” – Henry Kissinger American students are notoriously bad at geography, and have been for some time. In 2002, for instance – the year after the 9/11 attacks – only 17% of American students could find Afghanistan on a map. In 2016, less than one third were able to score a minimal pass of 66% on the National Geographic Global Literacy Survey. In 2015, the United States Government Accountability Office reported that 75% of eighth grade students don’t even know what...

    04/29/2020 5:20:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Common Sense Podcast ^ | 20/4/20 | Rudy Giuliani
    Foreign Affairs Expert and Asia Analyst, Gordon Chang, Weighs In
  • Six Of The Hottest Oil Stocks For 2020

    01/08/2020 7:56:41 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 17 replies ^ | 01-07-2020 | Charles
    This is what the bears don’t get about oil stocks: These are no longer the reckless, wasteful, binge years of the shale boom. The smart companies have adapted to a new reality. close [x] Pause Unmute Remaining Time -1:33 Fullscreen Now, it’s about dramatic new offshore discoveries that are being brought online in record speed. It’s about brilliant new well-completion designs that enhance productivity. It’s about integrated giants who win, either way. It’s about extremely ambitious small-caps that slip into new venues and scoop up massive basins when no one’s looking. It’s about ingenuity on multiple levels that translates into...
  • Is This The Next Great Oil Frontier?

    01/03/2020 2:06:56 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies ^ | 01-03-2020 | Meredith
    Nigeria has long been known for its oil riches. Angola has too, but decades of entrenched corruption have chased foreign investors away. Now Namibia is joining the African oil conversation with one of the most oil-friendly regimes on the continent. It’s offering 5% royalties on what might just be a very productive shale play in Reconnaissance Africa’s (RECO.V) Kavango Basin. Emerging markets are where oil upside might be found these days but navigating them is a challenge.
  • Iran Admits: Tanking Oil Revenue Cripples Country

    11/12/2019 3:47:54 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 8 replies ^ | 11-12-2019 | para
    In contrast to previously defiant statements that Iran will withstand any sanctions of its ‘enemies’, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani admitted on Tuesday that it is now very difficult to run the country with severely crippled oil revenues. “Although we have some other incomes, the only revenue that can keep the country going is the oil money,” Radio Farda quoted Rouhani as saying, when he commented on the reduced oil revenues because of the U.S. sanctions on its oil industry and exports.
  • Iran’s Supreme Leader Approved Saudi Attacks: Washington

    09/19/2019 7:41:58 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 53 replies ^ | 09-19-2019 | Irina
    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approved the attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure, a U.S. government official told CBS, adding that the approval had been granted on the condition that Iran’s involvement could be denied.
  • The US Massively Underestimates The Trade War Blowback

    09/12/2019 10:37:03 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 30 replies ^ | 09-12-2019 | Robert Berke
    Trade wars and sanctions are economic weapons against rival regimes, and like actual military warfare, often lead to unanticipated and sometimes devastating blowback from the targeted regimes. A prime example was President Obama sanctioning Russia over its annexation of Crimea. The sanctions were designed to block Russia from any access to western financing, aimed at causing a dire financial and economic crisis in Russia that would force it to relinquish Crimea and end support for Ukraine’s breakaway territories.