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Syria’s Pipelineistan: the Liquid Natural Gas War Between the United States of America and Russia (Part One)

“. . . There are a lot of every day human beings being marginalized by our very corrupt political system . . . [with] two political parties who are funded by predatory banks, fossil fuel giants and war profiteers…” Dr. Jill Stein | US 2016 Presidential Candidate

Looking at all the illegal wars the United States of America, the rogue Empire of Chaos, has in progress, the most complex one is probably the Syrian war. So what could drive the U.S. to undertake such a crusade in this already battered part of the world? Why is the Rogue Empire of Chaos waging yet another war? Let’s follow the money trail and look at a few facts about Syria.

Since the 1980s, Syria has been depleting its resources of own crude oil. After peaking at 650,000 bpd (barrel per day) in 1995, crude oil production has plummeted to about 380,000 bpd in 2007. With declining output and rising consumer demand for petroleum products, Syria’s overall oil balance has turned negative in 2007, thus the need for Syria to orientate itself towards new sources of revenue.

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Image 1. Bashar Al-Assad Four Seas Strategy Project | Google Maps

In 2009, recognizing that the heady days of Syrian oil production of the 1980s were long gone and that the sector’s future lay in transit, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad announced a “Four Seas Strategy” (Image 1.) aimed at transforming the country into a regional hub for oil transportation between the Persian Gulf and the Black, Caspian and Mediterranean seas. Bashar Al-Assad started at taking steps to realize the country’s transit-center potential and bring the four seas strategy closer to reality.

In late 2010, Bashar Al-Assad’s government signed a memorandum of understanding with Iraq for the construction of two oil and one gas pipeline to carry gas and oil from Iraq’s Akkas and Kirkuk fields, respectively, to the Syrian port of Banias on the Mediterranean Sea. In July 2011 Iranian officials announced a $10 billion gas pipeline deal between Syria, Iraq and Iran that would transport gas from Iran’s South Pars gas field, the world’s biggest, through Iraq to Syria.

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Image 2. Tweet from Dr. Jill Stein | October 22. 2016 | 8:30 PM

Looking back at the 2016 U.S. Presidential election Geopolitical News recalls Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein as the only candidate who had the honesty to inform her voters about the real reason for the US-Syrian war (Image 2.). It’s about the United States of America and Russia controlling the Persian Gulf’s largest liquid natural gas field in the world. This gas field is shared between Qatar and its North Dome and Iran and its South Pars. Here are a few facts about the North Dome/South Pars gas field from Wikipedia:

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Image 3. Qatari North Dome and Iranian South Pars | Wikipedia

 

The South Pars/North Dome field is a natural-gas condensate field located in the Persian Gulf. It is by far the world’s largest natural gas fieldIran and Qatar share ownership of the field. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the field holds an estimated 1,800 trillion cubic feet (51 trillion cubic meters) of in-situ natural gas and some 50 billion barrels (7.9 billion cubic meters) of natural gas condensates. On the list of natural gas fields it has more recoverable reserves than all other fields combined. It has significant geostrategic influence. This gas field covers an area of 9,700 square kilometres (3,700 sq mi), of which 3,700 square kilometres ,400 sq mi) (South Pars) is in Iranian territorial waters and 6,000 square kilometres (2,300 sq mi) (North Dome) is in Qatari territorial waters.

A “minute detail” that bothers the U.S. neocons is the fact that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad has refused to support the Qatari pipeline in favor of the Iranian one sponsored and supported by Russia: one of the main reasons why the US and Europe are involved in a conflict of geopolitical and geo-strategic importance: the Syrian conflict is about who will control the export of Middle Eastern gas: the United States of America or Russia?

Brazilian reporter Pepe Escobar qualifies this war as “Syria’s Pipelineistan being a war of deals, not bullets.” Please notice that the LNG reserves of Qatari-Iranian North Dome South Pars gas fields have more recoverable reserves than all other fields combined.

It’s about the geopolitics of who is going to control the supply of LNG towards Europe and the world: Qatar and its US allies defending the Petrodollar or Iran and its Russian allies defending the Petroyuan? (Image 4.)

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Image 4. Persian Gulf: Qatar and Iran | Qatar: North Dome & South Pars: Iran | Google Maps

Pipeline One:  Petroyuan Russian side: Persian Gulf South Pars from Iran via Iraq, Syria, Lebanon; a project backed up by Russia (Gazprom), Iran and China.

Pipeline Two: Petrodollar U.S. side: Persian Gulf North Dome from Qatar, via Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria; a project supported by the United States of America and its allies: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates

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Image 5. Financial War Petrodollar vs Petroyuan

Who will win this financial war? (Image 5.) The United States and its European Allies with the Petrodollar or China and Russia with the Petroyuan?

This is the real dichotomy of the Syrian conflict.

Bruno P. Gebarski for Geopolitical News

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The United States of America’s Democratic Values: An Empire’s Charade of Duplicity, Criminality and Lawlessness

American terrorist hooliganism is constantly mascaraed as Washington’s “spread of democracy” and the “defending of Western Values” thanks to the main stream media apparatchik well in control of the neocon-mana fed daily to a gullible nations of jaded westerners more interested in the Game of Throne or the latest Kim Kardashian gossip than the nefarious deeds their governments are up to. This alleged Western “spread of democracy” leitmotiv could not be further from the truth.

When revisiting the establishment of the Den Hague International Criminal Court of Justice in the Netherlands, honorable mentions (and kudos) ought to go to the nations that voted in favor of the establishment of this international rule of law. The International Criminal Court of Justice’s aim was and remains the putting away of international criminality whereby illustrious names such as Rockefeller, Rothschild, J. P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Bank of England (BoE) established in 1694, The European Central Bank, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) and the Khazarian mafia should have been put away a very long time ago, would justice reign in the land.

As prophet Isaiah, under God’s inspiration, once wrote: “The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.” —Isaiah 59.8 (KJV – King James Version of the Bible)

Needless to say, the international take down of recent war criminals such as Dick Cheney, both Bush and Clinton dynasties, also known as international drug lords for those better informed, Nicolas Sarkozy (former French President), Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (Former British Prime Minister) and of course Barack Obama, should have been put away a long time ago. Enumerating the name of the conflicts those nefarious leaders are responsible for would take too much space and is not the object of this post; nonetheless something Geopolitical News might revisit in future installments.    

If you think Geopolitical News is exaggerating when putting names like Obama or the Bush dynasty on this war criminals’ list: may we, please, invite you to review both Noam Chomsky’s quote about the corruption of all Post World War II U.S. presidencies:

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or Ramsey Clark’s statement on U.S. Foreign Policy:

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In 1998, the International Criminal Court was founded by the United Nations. The International Criminal Court (ICC or ICCt) is an intergovernmental organization and international tribunal that sits in The Hague in the Netherlands. The ICC has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. One would think the ICC would be an institution the Western World, including Britain and the United States of America in particular, would support and promote right?

170 nations were present in Rom on the 17 of July 1998 for the establishment of the International Criminal Court; great undertaking right? Well, among the 170 nations represented, 120 voted for the ICC’s establishment/foundation; 20 abstained and seven nations voted against it:

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The Empire of Chaos strikes again: Declaration of U.S. sanctions thus war against Russia, Germany and Austria?

Amidst geopolitical cacophony, U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Владимир Путин (Vladimir Putin) will meet for the first time in Hamburg, Germany, against the backdrop of the well-known narrative of an alleged Russian collusion and meddling into the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.  What some astute observers describe here as the ongoing Neocon (Neo-Conservative) Washington fascist refrain. But naturally, the nefariousness of the Washington Régime and its countless destruction of lives and countries is “a given” and a “legitimate act of grandeur” as the U.S upholds its “Liberty and FreedomLeitmotiv, shoving it down the throat of our international community with tanks, missiles, weaponry and wars if necessary.

As the US/EU fascist cavalry, within the cover-up of NATO, expands East, the amount of attempted color revolutions, coup d’états and deaths rise to a level never mentioned in the Mainstream Media (CNN, BBC, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Le Monde, Süd Deutsche Zeitung, the Washington Post and the New York Times) fake news narrative.  Babylon is ready to defend its Bretton Woods Reserve Currency Status (USD/EUR/GBP/YEN, and Chinese Renminbi since 2015) with wars if necessary and it has become ___screen-shot-09-17-16-at-07-09-amnecessary Ladies and Gentlemen!

Swiss historian Daniele Ganser in his brilliant work (unfortunately only in German): Die Illegale Kriege der NATO / The Illegal Wars of NATO, coins post-WWII U.S bête noire hegemon as an “Empire” being responsible for the death of at least 300 million lives since the end of World War II.

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But this time, the (U.S.) Empire of Chaos is isolating itself again, wanting now to supply LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and replace our Russian gas delivery and the upcoming €9.2 billion Nord Stream 2 pipeline project under the Baltic Sea that will double Russian gas delivery to Europe. Washington is trying to coerce Germany, Austria, France and Britain into buying U.S. energy: This time it won’t wash, Chancellor Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Co. showed the Washington Empire of Chaos the finger sign threatening the U.S. with retaliations and sanctions. And by the way Сергей Викторович Лавров (Sergej Viktorovitch Lavrov), who was in Paris just one day before G20 Hamburg, confirmed that France & Germany will resume normal trade partnership with Russia thus by-passing the Washington fascist demands.

Further Reading: Washington and Berlin on a collision course via Counterpunch.org

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Post-Mortem Western Mainstream Media Propaganda vis à vis U.S. Presidential Election

Quotes:

  • “If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged. By violation of the Nuremberg laws I mean the same kind of crimes for which people were hanged in Nuremberg.” —Noam Chomsky
  • “In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”  —Quote often attributed to George Orwell author of the renowned novel:  Nineteen Eighty-four
  • What is history? The lie that everyone agrees on…”Voltaire

geopolitics_usa_f_hillary-clinton-the-dead-horsePresident Elect Of the United States, PEOTUS, Donald Trump’s 2016 victory has left the Western Mainstream Media (MSM) speechless but yet struggling to salvage some scrap of what is left of its credibility or lack of it. Rigged news is spewed constantly by Western neocon controlled-media-outlets uttering an endless array of war-mongering propaganda against PEOTUS, Russia and China. This neocon propaganda is topped up by a never ending cultural Marxist Leitmotiv.

In his essay What is Cultural Marxism, William S. Lind writes: “Cultural Marxism is a branch of western Marxism, different from the Marxism-Leninism of the old Soviet Union. It is commonly known as ‘multiculturalism’ or, less formally, Political Correctness. From its beginning, the promoters of cultural Marxism have known they could be more effective if they concealed the Marxist nature of their work, hence the use of terms such as ‘multiculturalism.‘” Cultural Marxism upholds, among other things, sexual lawlessness and the destruction of the traditional Judeo-Christian family structure: the foundation of any stable and functioning society.

geopolitics_f_daniele-ganse_us-nato-aggressions_english_01Both Democrats and Republicans parties are backed up by an oligopoly that controls its failing Main Stream Media (MSM) western propaganda with a succession of U.S.-NATO war-mongering geopolitical plots following each other at a breathtaking speed:

—Failed attempt to democratic candidate Hilary Rodham Clinton vote recount, which MSM rapidly brushed aside since more votes were “recovered” for PEOTUS than Hillary Clinton.

—Fake News narrative followed the failed attempt to the Democratic US vote-recount scheme.

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—Shortly after the Fake News narrative, the MSM oligopoly came up with the “Russia-rigged-the-elections-results” stunt in an attempt to oppose the alternative media with outlets such as former United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy Dr. Paul Craig Robert’s blog. As if mainstream media did own the credibility for delivering facts and neutral information to its sheeple: Yeah right!

Most U.S., British and French citizens, under the spell of Western democratic delusion, underestimate how crucial it is for the establishment to control the news thus their minds. Maintaining the right level of MSM propaganda upholds the sheeple’s support for U.S.-NATO inception of uprisings, coup d’états and wars : Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Ukraine being just a few of the most recent US-examples. Remember the 1915 U.S./British sinking of the Lusitania cover-up plot that eventually brought the U.S. into WWI? Assistant Editor to the Financial Times Dr. Gillian Tett reminds us of the importance of controlling the masses’ opinion: “Most societies have an élite; an élite [who] tries to stay in power, and the way they stay in power is not merely by controlling the means of production, to be Marxist: i.e. controlling the money, but by controlling the cognitive map, the way we think. And what really matters in that respect is not so much what is actually said in public, but what is left undebated, unsaid.”

—The ongoing U.S and Western neocon war-mongering against Russia and China could have reached the next level with the assassination of the Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov who was shot dead as he was delivering a speech at the opening of an exhibition called “Russia in the Eyes of Turks” at an art gallery in Ankara. Russian Senator Frants Klintsevich suggested that “the cold-blooded killing of Andrei Karlov, who died after being shot five times in the back, was a ‘planned action'”. He continued: “Everyone knew that he was going to attend this photo exhibition. It can be ISIS, or the Kurdish army which tries to hurt Erdogan. But maybe – and it is highly likely – that representatives of foreign NATO secret services are behind it.”

—Finally, a Russian military plane carrying 92 people, including dozens of Red Army Choir singers, dancers and orchestra members, crashed into the Black Sea shortly after takeoff from Sochi on its way to Latakia, Syria, on Sunday, killing everyone on board, Russian authorities said.

geopolitics_f_usa_donald-trump_presidential-leverageAs author Fred Branfman wrote in his remarkable book Voices from the Plain of Jars, “One of the most shattering revelations about the [Laos] bombing was discovering why it had so vastly increased in 1969, as described by the refugees. I learned that after President Lyndon Johnson had declared a bombing halt over North Vietnam in November 1968, he had simply diverted the planes into northern Laos. There was no military reason for doing so. It was simply because, as U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Monteagle Stearns testified to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in October 1969, ‘Well, we had all those planes sitting around and couldn’t just let them stay there with nothing to do.'”

One of the worst pieces of neocon U.S. propaganda to be published on the East Coast, besides the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, is The Washington Post and its daily disgorge of war-mongering titles such as “Intelligence community investigating covert Russian influence operations in the United States.” According this Washington Post article, “U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election and in U.S. political institutions, intelligence and congressional officials said. The aim is to understand the scope and intent of the Russian campaign, which incorporates cyber-tools to hack systems used in the political process, enhancing Russia’s ability to spread disinformation.”

Well, is not this what one of the worst Washington neocon representatives, Hillary Rodham Clinton, gushes on a regular basis: “. . . And we will make sure the Iranians and the world understand that the United States will act decisively if necessary, including taking military action. There will have to be consequences for any violation by Iran and that, the nuclear option should not at all be taken off the table: that has been my position consistently . . . And Russia has to support the international community’s effort sincerely or be held to account . . . That Russia or China will pay a price, because they are holding up ‘progress’ blockading it that is no longer tolerable.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton

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In a very insightful article, The New York Times’ Media Bias, author Noam Chomsky perfectly refers to the U.S. empire hegemonic aspiration: “The [U.S] media reflects, uncritically, the approved doctrine: that the U.S. owns the world, and it does so by right.”

Bruno Pierre Gebarski

  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy (Part One)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy (Part Two)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | September 11th 2001 and the Rise of U.S. Neocons (Part Three)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | Preemptive Strike & Neocons Mainstream Media Propaganda (Part Four)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | Oligarchy and Neocons Destructive Agenda (Part Five)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | Oligarchy and Neocons Destructive Agenda (Part Six: coming soon)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | U.S.-NATO Serbian Genocide (Part Seven: planned)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | Iraq the War for Oil and Control of the Middle East (Part Eight: planned)
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | Iraq the War for OIL and Control of the Middle East (Part Nine: planned)

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U.S. Exceptionalism and U.S. Global Terror Management Strategy | Oligarchs and Neocons’ Feudalistic Power Grab (Part Six)

There is a special breed of international financiers whose success typically is built upon certain character traits. Those include cold objectivity, immunity to patriotism, and indifference to the human condition. That profile is the basis for proposing a theoretical strategy, called the Rothschild Formula, which motivates such men to propel governments into war for the profits they yield… As long as the mechanism of central banking exists, it will be to such men an irresistible temptation to convert debt into perpetual war and war into perpetual debt.”        

  —G. Edward Griffin | Author of “The Creature from Jekyll Island

People, governments and economies of all nations must serve the needs of multinational banks and corporations.” 

—Zbigniew Brzezinski | Author of “The Grand Chessboard

Geopoliticalnews suggests a review of Part One, Part Two, Part Three of our series on “U.S. exceptionalism and its global terror management.” This alleged 21st century U.S. exceptionalism, Part Four and Part Five, doctrine is perfectly sustained by a the resurgence of virulent brand of neocon propaganda spewed by major U.S. newspapers with its goons and stooges: Part Four and Part Five.

We saw how this swaggering super-arrogant superpower, cowboys-on-steroids, imperialist U.S.A. continues to spread its “gospel of democracy”, mostly with coup d’états and wars (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Ukraine, to name just a few) and defend its fiat currency: USD, EUR, GBP and YEN system against the rising alternative offered by the BRICS, China’s SCO, AIIB, the new Shanghai Gold Exchange, the Financial Future Exchange (CFFEX), the CIPS, and the (Chinese) Renminbi, which entered the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on October 1st of 2016. We reviewed the neocon financial tools: Quantitative Easing (QE) “to infinity” and derivative products such as Credit Default Swaps (CDS) as a way of kicking the financial can down the road and saw how ECB, FED, BOE and BOJ Central Banks destroy capital for the sake of bailing out the too-big-to-jail financial institutions.

As Dr. Stephen J. Sniegoski writes in: Transparent Cabal: The Neoconservative agenda, War in the Middle East, and the National Interest of Israel: “It was only the traumatic effects of the 9/11 terrorism that enabled the agenda of the neocons to become the policy of the United States of America.”

Where is the judicial foundation of all those U.S.-wars and coup d’états? Was the U.S., Britain or France threatened by Libya? What’s the heck were France (with its French President neocon Sarkozy) and Britain doing bombing Libya? Why were France and Britain meddling in Africa’s richest country and attacking its sovereignty instead of minding their own business and rebuilding their crumbling road-infrastructure or reducing their astronomic public debts, both in excess of two billion Euro?

What is Germany doing bombing Syria with the US-Allies and supporting the Empire of Chaos’ neocon imperialistic agenda instead of protecting the sovereignty of its own German territory? Where is the balance between the executive, legislative and judicial branches with its system of checks and balances? How could Angela Merkel have overstepped the judicial raison d’être of the German constitution to open Germany’s borders on September the 4th of 2015? Did Merkel consult with her government? Did Merkel democratically ask the German People?

How about the 9/11 hijacking of the U.S. Democracy? Shouldn’t have the legislative branch of the U.S government, represented by Congress, the House of Representatives and the Senate, been active? How come the U.S. Congress did not impeach the Bushes, Clinton’s and alleged Kenyan Squatter in Chief himself for drug trafficking and/or war crimes? Could not these be the signs of a resurging “democratic totalitarianism” just about to transform itself into outright fascism? Are we becoming a dystopian society?  Remember Henry Gouroux’s observation on oligarchy aka plutocracy and kleptocracy? 

The western world has being taken captive by oligarchs, plutocrats and kleptocrats represented by key cartel groups ruling the world of finances and business: We could call them the profiteering beneficiaries who can be easily classified in seven different industrial cartels: Finance, Media, Energy, Military, Pharmacy, Chemy and food:

1. Finance cartel

  • World Bank | USA
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) | USA
  • The Institute for the Works of Religion | Vatican Bank | Italy
  • Bank of International  Settlements (BIS) | Switzerland
  • Private Federal Reserve Bank (FED) | USA
  • Bank of England (BOE) | Britain
  • European Central Bank (ECB) | Germany
  • Bank of Japan (BOJ) | Japan
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co. | USA
  • Goldman Sachs | USA
  • Citigroup Inc | USA
  • Wells Fargo & Co. | USA
  • Bank of America | USA
  • BNP Paribas | France
  • Deutsche Bank | Germany

2. Media cartel

  • Google | USA | USD 74.64 billion
  • Walt Disney | USA | USD 52.46 billion
  • Comcast | USA | USD 75.51 billion
  • 21st Century Fox | USA | USD 28.99 billion
  • Facebook | USA | USD 17.93 billion
  • Bertelsmann | Germany | USD 17.14 billion
  • Viacom | USA | USD 13.27 billion
  • CBS | USA | USD 13.89 billion
  • Baidu | China | USD 66.4 billion
  • News Corp | USA | USD 33.7 billion

___geopolitics_part-6_7-sisters-energy-cartel_023. Energy cartel: “Seven Sisters” which became the Super Majors

4. Military cartel:

  • Lockheed Martin | USA
  • Boeing | USA
  • BAE Systems | UK
  • Raytheon | USA
  • General Dynamics | USA
  • Northrop Grumman | USA
  • Airbus Group | FRA & GER | EU

5. Pharmacy cartel

  • Johnson & Johnson | USA | ÚSD 70.07 billion
  • Novartix | Switzerland | USD 49.4 billion
  • Roche | Switzerland| CHF 48.14 billion
  • Pfizer | USA | USD 48.85 billion
  • Sanofi | France | EUR 37.05 billion
  • Merck Group | Germany | EUR 11.36 billion
  • Glaxo Smith Kline; GSK | Britain | GBP 23.92 billion  

6. Chemy cartel

  • BASF | Germany | USD 78.70 billion
  • Dow Chemical | USA | USD 58.2 billion
  • Sinopec | China | USD 58 billion
  • SABIC | Saudi Arabia | USD 43.3 billion
  • Exxon Mobil | USA | USD 38.2 billion
  • Formosa Plastics | Taiwan | USD 37.1 billion
  • Lyondell Basell Industries | USA | USD 34.8 billion
  • DuPont| USA | USD 29.9 billion
  • Ineos | Switzerland | USD 54 billion
  • Bayer | Germany | USD 28.1 billion

___geopolitics_part-6_10-larges-food-biz7. Food cartel

  • Nestlé | Switzerland | CHF 88.8 billion
  • Pepsi Co. | USA | USD 63.06 billion
  • Unilever | Britain and Netherlands | EUR 53.27 billion
  • Coca Cola | USA | USD 44.29 billion
  • Mars | USA | USD 33 billion
  • Mondelēz | USA | USD 29.6 billion
  • Danone | France | EUR 22.41 billion
  • General Mills | USA | USD 16.6 billion
  • Kellogg’s | USA| USD 14.8 billion
  • Associated British Foods | Britain | GBP 12.8 billion

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Sixteen Reasons why the United States of America has become a Third World Country

I have been wrestling with the fact that the U.S.A could have already become a Third World Nation:

—Hollyweird movies and entertainment (incidentally being bought by China)
____geopolitics_p_mansantooa—GMO Genetically Modified Organism Export poisoning (India)
—Systematic Destruction of U.S. Middle Class
—23-24% unemployment: According U.S. John Williams’ Shadowstats.com
—U.S. plants outsourced and replaced by import mainly from Asia: China and Europe
—Washington fascist neocon régime established since 911 coup d’état
Corrupt Republican and Democratic Washington cesspool
Rigged U.S. presidential 2016 elections
—Money Printing (QE), Zimbabwe style
—Bond fraud: via former bond fraud master Lolita Express-Bill Clinton, the Federal Reserve banksters and Wall Street Banks
Large U.S. Banks liquidity upheld via narcotic money laundering: Afghanistan |  Wells Fargo/Wachovia and the Mexican Drug Cartel
_____geopolitics_p_tppb—Currency warfare with China & Russia (BRICS) but also with Europe especially Germany: VW
—Systematic destruction of Central Europe: Particularly with the migration weapon used against Germany & Austria
_____geopolitics_p_middleeast_qatar-turkey-gaslineaWars & Coup d’états to uphold the USD currency reserve status—Syrian war to stop the Shiite Iran-Iraq-Syrian-Europe pipeline controlled by Russia (Gazprom) & China in favor of the Qatar-Saudi-Jordan-Turkey Sunnite U.S. controlled route towards Europe
U.S. coup d’état and war in Ukraine to hinder a geopolitical rapprochement between Germany & Russia: Stratfor: George Friedman geopolitical think tank.

_____geopolitics_p_ttip_tpp_ceta_tisaTPP, TTIP, CETA and TISA aka U.S. fascist trade agreements forced down the throat of Asian, European & South American countries
—War-mongering via NATO (and its illegitimate expansion) to provoke Russia into WWIII

If you are now wondering, I do not wrestle anymore.

Bruno P. Gebarski

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Washington Tries to Break BRICS —Rape of Brazil Begins

 

Brazil, August 2016: Another US-Coup d’état organized by its Washington rogue régime: It was about setting up the new US-vassal Brazilian President: Michel Temer (done) and “privatize” aka steal Brazil state’s owned assets (oil, water, electricity belonging to the Brazilian people) for the benefit of the Wall Street and London City bankster cabal: More of the same as the ongoing Washington coup-d’état campaign-spree goes on.

This article was written by F. William Engdahl exclusively for the online magazine  New Eastern Outlook under the title:  Washington tries to break BRICS —Rape of Brazil Begins

“Washington’s regime change machinery has for the time being succeeded in removing an important link in the alliance of large emerging nations by railroading through a Senate impeachment of the duly elected President [Washington’s new color revolution aka coup d’état],  Dilma Rousseff. On August 31 her Vice President Michel Temer was sworn in as President. In his first speech as president, the cynical Temer called for a government of ‘national salvation,’ asking for the trust of the Brazilian people. He indicated plans to reform, and has also signaled his intention to overhaul the pension system and labor laws, and cut public spending, all themes beloved of Wall Street banks, of the International Monetary Fund and their Washington Consensus. Now after less than three weeks at the job, Michel Temer has unveiled plans for wholesale privatization of Brazil’s crown jewels, starting with oil. The planned Wall Street rape of Brazil is about to begin (emphasis throughtout: Geopoliticalnews.)

It’s important to keep in mind that elected President Rousseff was not convicted or even formally charged with any concrete act of corruption, even though the pro-oligarchy mainstream Brazil media, led by O’Globo Group of the billionaire Roberto Irineu Marinho, ran a media defamation campaign creating the basis to railroad Dilma Rousseff into formal impeachment before the Senate. The shift took place after the opposition PMDB [Brazilian Democratic Movement Party] party of Temer on March 29 broke their coalition with Rousseff’s Workers’ Party, as accusations of Petrobras-linked corruption were made against Dilma Rousseff and former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

On August 31, 61 Senators voted to remove her while 20 voted against removal. The formal charge was ‘manipulation of the state budget’ before the 2014 elections to hide the size of the deficit. She vehemently denies the charge. Indeed, the Senate issued its own expert report that concluded there was ‘no indication of direct or indirect action by Dilma’ in any illegal budgetary maneuvers. According to the Associated Press, ‘Independent auditors hired by Brazil’s Senate said in a report released Monday that suspended President Dilma Rousseff didn’t engage in the creative accounting she was charged with at her impeachment trial.’ Under an honest system that would have ended the impeachment then and there. Not in Brazil.

In effect, she was impeached for the dramatic decline in the Brazilian economy, a decline deliberately pushed along as US credit rating agencies downgraded Brazilian debt, and international and mainstream Brazilian media kept the Petrobras corruption allegations in the spotlight. Importantly, the Senate did not ban her from office for 8 years as Washington had hoped, and she has promised an electoral return. The Washington —steered Michel Temer has until end of 2018 to deliver Brazil to Temer‘s foreign masters before his term legally ends.

Notably, Temer himself was accused of corruption in the Petrobras state oil company investigations. He reportedly asked the then-head of the transportation unit of Petróleo Brasileiro SA in 2012 to arrange illegal campaign contributions to Temer’s party which was running a Washington-backed campaign to oust Rousseff’s Workers’ Party. Then this June, only days into his serving as acting president, two of Temer’s own chosen ministers, including the Minister of Transparency, were forced to resign in response to allegations that they sought to subvert the probe into massive graft at Petrobras.

One of the two, Temer’s extremely close ally Romero Jucá, was caught on tape plotting Dilma’s impeachment as a way to shut down the ongoing Petrobras corruption investigation, as well as indicating that Brazil’s military, the media, and the courts were all participants in the impeachment plotting.

In brief, the removal of Dilma Rousseff and her Workers’ Party after 13 years in Brazil’s leadership was a new form of Color Revolution from Washington [same neocon procedure as ususal,] one we might call a judicial coup by corrupt judges and congressmen. Of the 594 members of the Congress, as the Toronto Globe and Mail reported, ‘318 are under investigation or face charges’ while their target, President Rousseff, ‘herself faces no allegation of financial impropriety.’

The day after the first Lower House impeachment vote in April, a leading member of Temer’s PSDP party, Senator Aloysio Nunes, went to Washington, in a mission organized by former Bill Clinton Secretary of State Madeline Albright’s lobbying firm, Albright Stonebridge Group. Nunes, as president of the Brazilian Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, has repeatedly advocated that Brazil once again move closer to an alliance with the US and UK.

Madeline Albright, a Director of the leading US [neocon] think-tank, Council on Foreign Relations, is also chair of the prime US Government “Color Revolution” NGO, the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Nothing fishy here, or? Nunes reportedly went to Washington to rally backing for Temer and the unfolding judicial coup against Rousseff.

A key player from the side of Washington, Rousseff’s de facto political executioner, was, once again, Vice President Joe Biden, the ‘Dick Cheney’ dirty operator-in-chief in the Obama Administration.

Biden’s fateful Brazil trip

In May, 2013, US Vice President Joe Biden made a fateful visit to Brazil to meet with President Rousseff. In January 2011 Rousseff had succeeded her Workers’ Party mentor, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, or Lula, who constitutionally was limited to two consecutive terms. Biden went to Brazil to discuss oil with the new President. Relations between Lula and Washington had chilled as Lula backed Iran against US sanctions and came economically closer to China.

__geopolitics_p_brazil_oil_iara-oil-filed-santos-basin_02In late 2007 Petrobras had discovered what was estimated to be a mammoth new basin of high-quality oil on the Brazilian Continental Shelf offshore in the Santos Basin. In total the Brazil Continental Shelf could contain over 100 billion barrels of oil, transforming the country into a major world oil and gas power, something Exxon and Chevron, the US oil giants wanted to control.”

In an article published in May this year,  U.S. corporations target Brazil’s oil industry, German Economy News (Deutsche Wirtschaftsnachrichten) reported: “Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is nearing impeachment. Brazilian politicians have contacted influential US senators in Washington. They are hoping for an alliance. The U.S. corporations want to gain influence on the Brazilian oil sector.” Doesn’t this remind us of Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Ukraine and Yemen? A familiar six-step U.S.-takeover isn’t it? 

  1. Activate U.S.-NGOs on the ground
  2. Promote your “liberation” message via social media channels: Twitter and Facebook
  3. Don’t forget your flash-mobs (think of Cologne 2015 Newyear’s eve)
  4. Ad a touch of local “liberating” terrorism
  5. Enhance, if not sufficient, with Academi hired mercenaries (Kiev Maidan vintage)

Bravo! You’ve just created your perfect color revolution and/or coup d’état. You now may replace the local leadership with your “democratically re-elected” pro-Washington neocon goons! Do not forget to round off your “democratization undertaking” with ongoing and sufficient main stream media propaganda (Geopoliticalnews.)

 

__geopolitics_p_brazil_oil_iara-oil-filed-santos-basin_01Engdhal goes on to write: “In 2009, according to leaked US diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks, the US Consulate in Rio wrote that Exxon and Chevron were trying in vain to alter a law advanced by Rousseff’s mentor and predecessor in her Brazilian Workers’ Party , President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. That 2009 law made the state-owned Petrobras chief operator of all offshore oil blocs. Washington and the US oil giants were not at all pleased at losing control over potentially the largest new world oil discovery in decades.

Lula had not only pushed ExxonMobil and Chevron out of the controlling position in favor of the state-owned Petrobras, but he also opened Brazilian oil exploration to the Chinese, since 2009 a core member of the BRICS developing nations with Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa.

In December, 2010 in one of his last acts as President, Lula oversaw signing of a deal between the Brazilian-Spanish energy company Repsol and China’s state-owned Sinopec. Sinopec formed a joint venture, Repsol Sinopec Brasil, investing more than $7.1 billion towards Repsol Brazil. Already in 2005 Lula had approved formation of Sinopec International Petroleum Service of Brazil Ltd as part of a new strategic alliance between China and Brazil.

In 2012 in a joint exploration drilling, Repsol Sinopec Brasil, Norway’s Statoil and Petrobras made a major new discovery in Pão de Açúcar, the third in block BM-C-33, which includes the Seat and Gávea, the latter one of the world’s 10 largest discoveries in 2011. USA and British oil majors were nowhere to be seen.

Biden’s task was to sound out Lula’s successor, Rousseff, about reversing that exclusion of US major oil companies in favor of the Chinese. Biden also met with leading energy companies in Brazil including Petrobras.

While little was publicly said, Rousseff refused to reverse the 2009 oil law in a way that would be suitable to Biden, Washington and US oil majors. Days after Biden’s visit came the Snowden NSA revelations that the US had also spied on Rousseff and top officials of Petrobras. She was livid and denounced the Obama Administration that September before the UN General Assembly for violating international law. She cancelled a planned Washington visit in protest. After that, US-Brazil relations took a dive.

After his May 2013 talks with Rousseff, Biden clearly gave her the kiss of death.

Before Biden’s May 2013 visit Dilma Rousseff had 70% of popularity rating. Less than two weeks after Biden left Brazil, nationwide protests by a very well-organized group called Movimento Passe Livre, over a nominal 10 cent bus fare increase, brought the country virtually to a halt and turned very violent. The protests bore the hallmark of typical “Color Revolution” or Twitter social media destabilizations that seem to follow Biden wherever he makes a presence. Within weeks Rousseff’s popularity plummeted to 30%.

Washington had clearly sent a signal that Rousseff had to change course or face serious problems. The Washington regime change machine, including its entire array of financial warfare operations ranging from a leaked PwC audit of Petrobras to Wall Street credit rating agency Standard & Poors’ downgrade of Brazil public debt to junk in September 2015, went into full action to remove Rousseff, a key backer of the BRICS New Development Bank and of an independent national development strategy for Brazil.

Selling the Crown Jewels

The man who has now manipulated himself into the Presidency, the corrupt Michel Temer, worked as an informer for Washington the entire time. In documents released by Wikileaks, it was revealed that Temer was an informant to US intelligence since at least 2006, via telegrams to the US embassy in Brazil classified by the Embassy as “sensitive” and “for official use only.”

Washington’s man in Brazil, Temer, has lost no time appeasing his patrons in Wall Street. Even as acting President this May, Temer named Henrique Meirelles as Minister of Finance and Social Security. Meirelles, a Harvard-educated former President of the Brazilian central bank, was President of BankBoston in the USA until 1999, and was with that bank in 1985 when it was found guilty of failing to report $1.2 billion in illegal cash transfers with Swiss banksMeirelles is now overseeing the planned selloff of Brazil’s “crown jewels” to international investors, a move that is intended to gravely undercut the power of the state in the economy. Another of Temer’s key economic advisers is Paulo Leme, former IMF economist and now Goldman Sachs Managing Director of Emerging Markets ResearchWall Street is in the middle of the Temer-led economic rape of Brazil (emphasis throughout Geopoliticalnews.)

On September 13, Temer’s government unveiled a massive privatization program with the cynically misleading comment, ‘It is clear the public sector cannot move forward alone on these projects. We are counting on the private sector.’ He omitted to say the private sector he meant were his patrons.

Temer unveiled plans that would complete the country’s largest privatization in decades. Conveniently, the process us to be completed by end of 2018, just before Temer’s term must end. The influential US-Brazil Business Council detailed the privatization list on its website. The US-Brazil Business Council was founded forty years ago by Citigroup, Monsanto, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemicals and other US multinationals.

Tenders for the first round of concessions will be issued before the end of this year. They will include privatization of four airports and two port terminals, all auctioned in the first quarter of 2017. Other concessions include five highways, one rail line, bidding on small oil blocks and a later round for large, mainly offshore, oil development blocks. As well the government will sell selected assets currently controlled by its Minerals Research Department plus six electric power distributors and three water treatment facilities.

The heart of his planned privatization are, not surprisingly, Joe Biden’s coveted state oil and gas companies along with chunks of the state Eletrobrás power company. Temer plans to get as much as $24 billion from the selloff. Fully $11 billion of the total are to come from sale of key oil and gas state holdings. Of course, when state assets such as huge oil and gas resources are sold off to foreign interests in what will clearly be a distress sale, it is a one-off deal. State oil and gas or electric power projects generate a continuing revenue stream many times any one-off privatization gainsBrazil’s economy is the ultimate loser in such privatization. Wall Street banks and multinationals are of course, as planned, the winner.

On September 19-21, according to the US-Brazil Business Council website, the Brazilian government’s key ministers for infrastructure including Minister Moreira Franco; Minister Fernando Bezerra Coelho Filho, Minister of Mines and Energy; and Minister Mauricio Quintella Lessa, Minister of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation, will be in New York City to meet with Wall Street ‘infrastructure investors.’

This is Washington’s way, the way of the Wall Street Gods of Money, as I title one of my books. First, destroy any national leadership intent on genuine national development such as Dilma Rousseff. Replace them with a vassal regime willing to do anything for money, including selling the crown jewels of their own nation as people like Anatoli Chubais did in Russia in the 1990’s under Boris Yeltsin’s ‘shock therapy.’ As reward for his behavior, Chubais today sits on the advisory board of JP MorganChase. What will Temer and associates get for their efforts remains to be seen. Washington for now has broken one of the BRICS that ultimately threaten her global hegemony. It is not likely to bring any lasting success if recent history is any guide.”

F. William Engdahl

F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”
http://journal-neo.org/2016/09/24/washington-tries-to-break-brics-rape-of-brazil-begins/

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