The suspense finally ended on May 8, 2018 when Emperor Trump announced that his empire has finally decided to tear up the N-deal signed by the United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, France and Germany namely the P5+1. No reasoning advanced by the three European powers could convince Trump not to do otherwise. They were all snubbed.
An interesting article on CNN “Everuthing that scrapping the Iran deal says about Donald Trump” mentioned that the scrapping of the N-deal opened a new window into Trump’s political soul, showing his willingness to unleash the kind of chaos abroad that he has fomented at home. The decision added context to his “America First” foreign policy doctrine shows he is adamant about following through on campaign promises that horrified America’s allies.
It was not the reasoning but lies of only one man of a small yet powerful country- Israel, that convinced Trump to end the deal with Iran in spite of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verification process that Iran was in full compliance of the JCPOA. So why would the US terminate the N-deal? Princes Benjamin Netanyahu, John Bolton and Mike Pompeo- the PM of Israel, US National Security Advisor and Secretary of States respectively are Iran hawks. They’re convinced that under one or the other pretext Iran has to be bombed into oblivion. The quartet has a master plan. Probably along the similar lies advanced against Iraq and Afghanistan. John Bolton was the architect of the Iraq war.
Among some of the excuses that might be levelled in the UN are that Iran is a pariah nation who is clandestinely developing a bomb to destroy the US and Israel, it is destabilizing the region, it has uttered threats to invade Saudi Arabia, it is developing long, medium and short range ballistic missiles and it supports the Hezbollah (the same group that licked Israel in July 2006), Yemeni Houthis, Syria and Yemen. It is my guess that Saudi Arabia and its principal ally the UAE have committed huge funds during Pompeo’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia for the provocative war efforts against Iran including military and air bases in those countries. Let’s not forget Egypt who has a few gripes also.
Little does Saudi rulers understand that the US and Israel have a sinister plan for that country also. It is to break up the country into the western part to include the holy cities of Mecca and Medina under a joint Islamic control, the eastern part with its oil wealth under control of big oil companies, the middle part under the Saudi control and the northern part bordering the Levant. The Turkish Empire had suffered a similar fate following World War I.
There is yet another unresolved question to be answered: the perceived threat to the American Empire from the geopolitical region of Eurasia – China and Russia, the two military and economic challengers to American primacy and imperatives. I will not try to answer it here but refer the interested reader to “The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its Geopolitical Imperatives” by Zbigniew Brzezinski who’d advanced the plan several years ago.
Both China and Russia have been forging closer ties with Iran, Pakistan and N. Korea. These five Eurasian powers share economic, technological, energy and military prowess (including nuclear) which perceptibly pose a threat to the empire’s existence as it continues to pursue expansion. I’d discussed the prowess in my article published on the Oriental Review in April 2018.
In several newspaper articles that I’ve read over the past few days as the suspense was building about the N-deal, one question stood out: if the US reneges on the P5+1 deal with Iran which other country will trust the US in any dealings including economic and trade? This question will now be put to the litmus test when N. Korean and the US leaders meet face to face. China and the US are tangled in a trade dispute as is the US with EU, Canada and Mexico. This is not forgetting the pulling out of the Trans Pacific Partnership early on in the Emperor’s reign.
Let me conclude with some rather important economic issues facing America. It is a few breaths away from a disastrous recession or probably a depression. It has to be saved. The principal beneficiaries of wars in history have been banks and money lenders whether those that operated from the Temple of Solomon during the Roman Empire and who betrayed Jesus of Nazareth or the Medicis and Rothschilds of Europe or the Rockefellers or the Stanley Morgans of America. No war can be waged without their support.
A rather interesting article how banks operate is titled “700 Billion Times 10” by Tim Buchholz published on Countercurrents on December 4, 2008 in which the author citing John LeBoutillier (former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York, serving a single two-year term asking “Where Does All That Money Come From?” and he says Bloomberg News reported that The Federal Reserve has “pledged/backed up/loaned $7.6 trillion” already to attempt to fix this crisis.
America is currently in its second longest post war economic expansion of 9 years. This expansion started with the stimulus spending and tax cuts that passed in early 2009 to battle the Great Recession. Probably the only other expansion was from 1991-2001 which growth led the stock market to record highs, causing a bubble to develop among tech stocks. The pressure on the American economy is now due to China’s currency and Shanghai oil bourse which threatens the US dollar and oil monopoly.
In the previous paragraphs I’ve only briefly stated the case for a recession of significant magnitude that could upset the proverbial apple cart of the Emperor’s America First case. War is an option for America to be rescued from plunging into an economic disaster and the monopoly of its currency. It may be an option for America to retain its pre-eminence but it’s certainly not an option for this civilization to be plunged into darkness.