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We have lived so long with the US dollar as the world currency that we can hardly conceive of any other world. No doubt it was the same way when the hegemony of the British pound gave way to the US dollar in the 1930’s and 1940’s. These are true global events which spawn wars, chaos, and the fulfillment of prophecy.
The US government is grasping at every war opportunity it can find to prevent the Almighty Dollar from losing its grip on the world economy. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union over twenty years ago, the US has worked hard to fill the power vacuum in the Middle East and in Eastern Europe. That is what these wars have been about. Under the guise of establishing “democracy,” using idealistic but ignorant pawns to do its bidding, the US government first increased its hegemony in the Balkans by stirring up problems between Serbia and Albania.
That worked quite well, actually. So the same people dreamed up a scheme to demolish the Twin Towers in 2001 to gain an excuse for a wider “war on terror.” The plan included the overthrow of seven Mideast countries in a period of five years, as General Wesley Clark learned. These countries included Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Lebanon, and Syria. That plan, of course, was later expanded to include the Ukraine. The real target is Russia, because Russia’s sheer size guarantees it to be a world power that has the potential to challenge US hegemony over much of the world.
This is General Clark speaking on October 3, 2007 telling of a meeting he had with Paul Wolfowitz in 1991 about what had been learned from the Gulf War:
But one thing we did learn, he [Wolfowitz] said. We learned that we can use our military in the region in the Middle East, and the Soviets won’t stop us. We have about five or ten years to clean up those old Soviet client regimes, Syria, Iran, Iraq, before the next great superpower comes on to challenge us….
He thought, “The purpose of the military is to start wars and change governments? It’s not sort of to deter conflict? We’re going to invade countries?" My mind was spinning….
This country was taken over by a group of people with a policy coup. Wolfowitz, and Cheney, and Rumsfeld and you could name a half dozen other collaborators from the Project for New American Century… They wanted us to destabilize the Middle East, turn it upside down, make it under our control. It went back to those comments in 1991.
In other words, US policy as early as 1991 changed from stopping wars to causing wars. The purpose of the wars since 1991 has been to put as many countries under US control (hegemony) as possible “before the next great superpower comes on to challenge us.”
This is what is now happening in the Ukraine. It has nothing to do with democracy. Russia is the bad boy only because they stand in the way of US hegemony and expansion of Empire. It is also designed to keep the US dollar as the world currency for as long as possible to ensure that the western bankers remain in power over the world. We know them as the rulers of Babylon.
But with Russia supported by China, which also wants to see the US dollar replaced by a basket of currencies (SDR), the US military cannot stop what is coming. The more they use economic sanctions to impose their will, the more they alienate all the other nations who wonder if they might be next on the US blackmail list.
Peter Koenig wrote an article on April 8, 2014 about the plans to open up a new trade route that used to be known as The Silk Route. It extends from Germany to China and goes through Russia, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan, into China. China’s president recently visited Germany and proposed this idea:
Using the role of Duisburg as the world’s largest inland harbor, an historic transportation hub of Europe and of Germany’s Ruhr steel industry center, he proposed that Germany and China cooperate on building a new “economic Silk Road” linking China and Europe. The implications for economic growth across Eurasia are staggering…
Germany, the economic driver of Europe—the world’s fourth largest economy (US$ 3.6 trillion GDP) – on the western end of the new trading axis, will be like a giant magnet, attracting other European trading partners of German’s to the New Silk Road. What looks like a future gain for Russia and China, also bringing about security and stability, would be a lethal loss for Washington.
In addition, the BRICS are preparing to launch a new currency—composed by a basket of their local currencies—to be used for international trading, as well as for a new reserve currency, replacing the rather worthless debt ridden dollar—a welcome feat for the world.
And now, because of the most recent US sanctions against Russia, a new urgency has sped up the process of dumping the dollar. Russia is making preparations to allow payment for its oil, natural gas, and even weapons exports in rubles and/or the currencies of the importing countries.
It can be said that the US sanctions have opened a Pandora's box of troubles for the American currency. The Russian retaliation will surely be unpleasant for Washington, but what happens if other oil producers and consumers decide to follow the example set by Russia? During the last month, China opened two centers to process yuan-denominated trade flows, one in London and one in Frankfurt. Are the Chinese preparing a similar move against the greenback? We'll soon find out.
The US recent move into Ukraine, designed to surround Russia with NATO troops, could well be the final straw that forces Russia to openly resist US hegemony. If so, then Wolfowitz’ assessment that the US had five or ten years to expand its hegemony turned into 23 years, although Russia and China and other countries have actually been reacting to protect themselves from the US “policy coup,” as Wesley Clark called it.
It seems to me that there is a deeper challenge in this hegemony war. The creation of the new Silk Trade Route shows that Russia and China are actually challenging the US over Europe. Will Europe remain part of the West, dominated by the US, or will they shift to the East that is dominated by Russia and China? Who will they see as their most important business partners? If everyone got along, there would be no need to compete for power, but in reality, world leaders are always competing. That is how governments work, and the US is not "exceptional" in this way.