This Is the Moment for Change

This Is the Moment for Change

Two events of the day point the way for how the New Silk Road paradigm is the means to overcome what is currently being whipped up in the Trans-Atlantic as inevitable, insoluble strife: the migrant crisis and trade war.

In the Americas, Bolivian President Evo Morales met in Beijing today with President Xi Jinping, and signed commitments for Belt and Road collaboration between Bolivia and China. Morales said it will mean economic development and peace throughout the continent. Also in China, is a delegation from the Dominican Republic, conferring on economic projects and business in the Caribbean. Generalized across Ibero-America, this activity--along with defeating the narco-criminals--can end the poverty and danger driving millions to flee their homelands. At present, 200 million out of the 650 million-plus people in Ibero-America and the Caribbean live in poverty, which can all be changed.

Secondly, the Japanese government is now working on specifics for first-ever cooperation with China on joint ventures in third countries, under the Belt and Road framework. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week spoke of how Japan's "infrastructure exports" can be done on a collaborative basis. A task force is at work on selecting priority projects. This is a powerhouse arrangement.

Photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Bolivian President Juan Evo Morales Ayma during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, June 19, 2018. Xi Jinping held talks with Juan Evo Morales Ayma on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)

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Putin Tells Valdai Conference He Fears Srebrenica-Type Massacre If Russia Abandons Donbass

Putin Tells Valdai Conference He Fears Srebrenica-Type Massacre If Russia Abandons Donbass

Although the following article comes from Executive Intelligence Review (EIR), we are posting it here with commentary from the Russian Analyst as it pertains to the Ukraine war.

In yet another sign that Moscow has no intention of abandoning the two breakaway mini-republics it supports in Donetsk and Lugansk, Vladimir Putin recently declared that if Russia were to close its borders to the Donbass -- as the U.S.-backed government in Kiev demands -- there could be a refugee exodus into the Russian Federation.

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Ken Schortgen Jr. RM Radio Talking Petroyuan and a BRICS Cryptocurrency 09/08/2017

Ken Schortgen Jr. RM Radio Talking Petroyuan and a BRICS Cryptocurrency 09/08/2017

Ken Schortgen Jr. was interviewed by V the Guerrilla Economist on Friday, September 8, prior to the U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's ludicrous threat to cut the world's largest trading nation (in real rather than inflated fiat terms) out of the dollar trading system, if Beijing did not go along with crippling UN sanctions against North Korea.

The escalation of such absurd threats, as Ken discusses in Friday's interview, is driven by desperation in Washington as the Eurasian powers act in concert to lure a cash hemorrhaging Saudi Kingdom into their orbit, and out of the dying petrodollar system. Ken goes into more detail on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange offering crude oil contracts in Chinese yuan with the killer option of settlement in gold. Ken also discusses the recent BRICS conference in Xiamen and Vladimir Putin's remarks in support of breaking the hegemony of the dollar as a unipolar reserve currency. Ken adds that the BRICS are poised to introduce a cryptocurrency that uses blockchain technology for trustworthy trade settlement. -- JWS

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Ken Schortgen Jr @FinanceExaminer on Mornings with CJ 08/03/2017

Ken Schortgen Jr @FinanceExaminer on Mornings with CJ 08/03/2017

Speaking on the August 3, 2017 Mornings with [V and] Producer CJ, Ken "The Shotgun Professor" Schortgen Jr. of The Daily Economist addresses the 'Hindenberg omens' in the stock market, a breakdown of the yen carry trade, the Federal Reserve's debt/interest rate trap (with an estimated $250 billion in additional debt service for every percentage point the Fed raises rates), and Congress exacerbating the global beggar thy neighbor trade war that's been underway since 2009.

Ken compares the recently passed H.R.3364 - Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act to the notorious Smoot-Hawley tariffs that worsened the Great Depression of the 1930s. However, Ken says American efforts to force shale natural gas shipped via expensive LNG tankers on Europe to muscle out Russian energy exports are unlikely to succeed. The EU itself is in crisis from members like Poland and Hungary defying Brussels mandates to accept Muslim migrants and is unlikely to handle the strain of additional energy costs imposed by the Americans. Ken adds that the Fed and the U.S. government don't have the ammunition to battle against the tsunami of dollar dumping and economic isolation coming upon the American economy. -- JWS

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Trump in #Warsaw: You Forgot About #Poland, Part 2

Trump in #Warsaw: You Forgot About #Poland, Part 2

IF it can accept that Russo-German partnership need not come at its expense, Poland is well situated to profit from the Antwerp/Rhine valley to Moscow Eurasian trade route and thence to western China One Belt/One Road mega project. Just as China is developing the Budapest to Piraeus railways and widening transport corridors through the Balkans, along comes a Visegrad project (Three Seas) whose infrastructure component quietly compliments rather than hinders Beijing's Central and Eastern European ambitions.

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'Givi' Assassinated in Donetsk, Ukrainian Army Building Up for Another Failed Offensive

'Givi' Assassinated in Donetsk, Ukrainian Army Building Up for Another Failed Offensive

Mikhail Sergeyevich Tolstykh, aka Givi, one of the most prominent commanders of the Donbass resistance to the Kiev government, was assassinated in his office this week. Givi had been one of the most effective tacticians for the Novorossiya Armed Forces (NAF) / Donetsk People's Republic during the heavy close quarters fighting for the ruins of the Donetsk Airport between October 2014 and January 2015, culminating in a fight after which he punched and abused some Ukrainian Right Sector POWs and stripped off their epualets on camera. Other than this footage showing him punching a Right Sector commander shortly after battle, there is no evidence to support Ukrainian claims that Givi tortured or killed UAF prisoners.

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'Davos Man is Dead': Trump's Proposed EU Ambassador Prof. Ted Malloch Keeps Triggering (EUSSR) Globalists

'Davos Man is Dead': Trump's Proposed EU Ambassador Prof. Ted Malloch Keeps Triggering (EUSSR) Globalists

After being threatened with his ambassadorship to the EU not being accredited by members of the largely toothless European Parliament, Prof. Theodore Roosevelt Malloch continues to speak softly and wield the big stick of acting as Donald Trump's likely envoy to the failing bloc. While team Trump has had its missteps out of the gate amidst a botched (and Obama Defense Department planned to fail?) special forces raid in Yemen, or the flurry of leaks generating both real stories and #fakenews about Trump threatening to invade Mexico, the signaling that a new sheriff is in town to the pampered bureaucrats in Brussels has been unmistakable. 

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