How Russia Will Counterpunch the U.S./EU Declaration of Battle

One of many key underlying themes of the Russia/Ukraine/NATO matrix is that the Empire of…

One of many key underlying themes of the Russia/Ukraine/NATO matrix is that the Empire of Lies (copyright Putin) has been rattled to the core by the mixed means of Russian hypersonic missiles and a defensive defend able to blocking incoming nuclear missiles from the West, thereby ending Mutually Assured Destruction (M.A.D.)

This has led the People to almost danger a sizzling struggle to have the ability to place hypersonic missiles that they nonetheless don’t have on Ukraine’s western borders, and so be inside three minutes of Moscow. For that, in fact, they want Ukraine, in addition to Poland and Romania in Jap Europe.

In Ukraine, the People are decided to struggle to the final European soul – if that’s what it takes. This can be the final roll of the (nuclear) cube. Thus the next-to-last gasp at coercing Russia into submission by utilizing the remaining, workable American weapon of mass destruction: SWIFT.

But this weapon will be simply neutralized by speedy adoption of self-sufficiency.

With important enter by the inestimable Michael Hudson I’ve outlined potentialities for Russia to climate the sanction storm. That didn’t even contemplate the complete extent of Russia’s “black field protection”

– and counter-attack – as outlined by John Helmer in his introduction to an essay that heralds no much less then The Return of Sergei Glaziev.

Glaziev, predictably detested throughout Atlanticist circles, was a key financial adviser to President Putin and is now the Minister for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasia Financial Union (EAEU). He has all the time been a fierce critic of the Russian Central Financial institution and the oligarch gang carefully linked to Anglo-American finance.

His newest essay, Sanctions and Sovereignty, initially printed by knowledgeable.ru and translated by Helmer, deserves critical scrutiny.

This is without doubt one of the key takeaways:

“Russian losses of potential GDP, since 2014, quantity to about 50 trillion rubles. However solely 10% of them will be defined by sanctions, whereas 80% of them had been the results of financial coverage. The USA advantages from anti-Russian sanctions, changing the export of Russian hydrocarbons to the EU in addition to China; changing the import of European items by Russia. We may utterly offset the unfavourable penalties of economic sanctions if the Financial institution of Russia fulfilled its constitutional responsibility to make sure a secure ruble trade fee, and never the suggestions of Washington monetary organizations.”

De-offshore or bust

Glaziev primarily recommends:

– A “actual de-offshorization of the financial system”.

– “Measures to tighten forex regulation as a way to cease the export of capital and broaden focused lending to enterprises in want of financing investments”.

– “Taxation of forex hypothesis and transactions in {dollars} and euros on the home market”.

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– “Critical funding in R&D as a way to speed up the event of our personal technological base within the areas affected by sanctions – to begin with the protection business, vitality, transport and communications.”

And final however not least, “the de-dollarization of our international trade reserves, changing the greenback, euro and pound with gold.”

The Russian Central Financial institution appears to be listening. Most of those measures are already in place. And there are indicators that Putin and the federal government are lastly able to seize the Russian oligarchy by the balls and power them to share dangers and losses at a particularly tough for the nation. Goodbye to stockpiling funds taken out of Russia offshore and in Londongrad.

Glaziev is the actual deal. In December 2014 I used to be at a convention in Rome, and Glaziev joined us on the telephone. Reviewing a subsequent column I wrote on the time, between Rome and Beijing, I used to be surprised: it’s as if Glaziev was saying this stuff actually immediately.

Enable me to cite two paragraphs:

“On the symposium, held in a divinely frescoed former fifteenth century Dominican refectory now a part of the Italian parliament’s library, Sergey Glaziev, on the telephone from Moscow, gave a stark studying of Chilly Battle 2.0. There’s no actual “authorities” in Kiev; the U.S. ambassador is in cost. An anti-Russia doctrine has been hatched in Washington to foment struggle in Europe – and European politicians are its collaborators. Washington needs a struggle in Europe as a result of it’s shedding the competitors with China.”

“Glaziev addressed the sanctions dementia: Russia is making an attempt concurrently to reorganize the politics of the Worldwide Financial Fund, struggle capital flight and decrease the impact of banks closing credit score strains for a lot of businessmen. But the tip results of sanctions, he says, is that Europe would be the final losers economically; forms in Europe has misplaced financial focus as American geopoliticians have taken over.”

Gotta pay the “tax on independence”

A consensus appears to be rising in Moscow that the Russian financial system will stabilize rapidly, as there can be a scarcity of personnel for business and loads of additional fingers can be required. Therefore no unemployment. There could also be shortages, however no inflation. Gross sales of – Western – luxurious items have already been curtailed. Imported merchandise can be positioned below value controls. All the mandatory rubles can be obtainable although value controls – as occurred within the U.S. in WWII.

A wave of nationalization of property could also be forward. ExxonMobil introduced it’s going to withdraw from the $4 billion Sakhalin-1 mission (they’d bailed out on Sakhalin-2, deemed too costly), producing 200,000 barrels of oil a day, after BP and Norway’s Equinor introduced they had been withdrawing from initiatives with Rosneft. BP was really dreaming of taking all of Rosneft’s participation.

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In accordance with Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the Kremlin is now blocking asset gross sales by international traders seeking to divest. In parallel, Rosneft, for example, is sure to boost capital from China and India, who’re already minority traders in a number of initiatives, and purchase them out 100%: a wonderful alternative for Russian enterprise.

What could possibly be construed because the Mom of All Counter-Sanctions has not but been introduced. Deputy Chairman of the Safety Council Dmitry Medvedev himself hinted all choices are on the desk.

International Minister Sergey Lavrov, channeling the persistence of 10,000 Taoist monks, nonetheless anticipating the present hysteria to fade away, describes the sanctions as “some type of a tax on independence”,

with international locations barring their corporations from working in Russia below “big strain.”

Deadly counterpunches although should not excluded. Other than utterly de-dollarizing – as Glaviev recommends – Russia might ban the export of titanium, uncommon earth, nuclear gasoline and, already in impact, rocket engines.

Very poisonous strikes would come with seizing all international property of hostile nations; freeze all mortgage repayments to Western banks and place the funds in a frozen account in a Russian financial institution; utterly ban all hostile international media, international media possession, assorted NGOs and CIA fronts; and provide pleasant nations with state-of-the-art weapons, intel sharing and joint coaching and workout routines.

What’s sure is {that a} new structure of cost techniques – as mentioned by Michael Hudson and others – uniting the Russian SPFS and the Chinese language CHIPS, might quickly be supplied to scores of countries throughout Eurasia and the World South – a number of amongst them already below sanctions, corresponding to Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, the DPRK.

Slowly however absolutely, we’re already on the best way to the emergence of a sizeable World South bloc proof against American monetary warfare.

The RIC in BRICS – Russia, India and China – are already rising commerce in their very own currencies. If we have a look at the listing of countries on the UN that voted towards Russia or abstained from condemning Operation Z in Ukraine, plus those who didn’t sanction Russia, we now have not less than 70% of the entire World South.

So as soon as once more is the West – plus satrapies/colonies corresponding to Japan and Singapore in Asia – towards the Relaxation: Eurasia, Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America.

The approaching European collapse

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Michael Hudson informed me, “the U.S. and Western Europe anticipated a Froelicher Krieg (“comfortable struggle”). Germany and different international locations haven’t begun to really feel the ache of fuel and mineral and meals deprivation. THAT’S going to be the actual recreation. The intention can be to interrupt Europe away from U.S. management by way of NATO. This can contain “meddling” by making a New World Order political motion and get together, like Communism was a century in the past. You can name it a brand new Nice Awakening.”

A doable Nice Awakening actually is not going to contain the NATOstan sphere anytime quickly. The collective West is relatively in critical Nice Decoupling mode, its whole financial system weaponized with the intention, expressed within the open, of destroying Russia and even – the perennial moist dream – scary regime change.

Sergey Naryshkin, the pinnacle of the SVR, succinctly described it:

“Masks have dropped. The West isn’t just making an attempt to surround Russia with a brand new ‘Iron Curtain’. We’re speaking about makes an attempt to destroy our state – its ‘abolition’, as it’s now customary to say within the ‘tolerant’ liberal-fascist surroundings. Since america and its allies have neither the chance nor the spirit to strive to do that in an open and sincere military-political confrontation, sneaky makes an attempt are being made to ascertain an financial, informational and humanitarian “blockade”’.

Arguably the apex of Western hysteria is the onset of a 2022 Neo-Nazi Jihad: a 20,000-strong mercenary military being assembled in Poland below CIA supervision. The majority comes from non-public navy corporations corresponding to Blackwater/Academi and DynCorp. Their cowl: “return of Ukrainians from the French International Legion.” This Afghan remix comes straight from the one playbook the CIA is aware of.

Again in actuality, details on the bottom will finally lead whole economies within the West to grow to be roadkill – with chaos within the commodities sphere resulting in skyrocketing vitality and meals prices. For instance, as much as 60% of German and 70% of Italian manufacturing industries could also be pressured to close down for good – with catastrophic social penalties.

The unelected, uber-Kafkaesque EU machine in Brussels has chosen to commit a triple hara-kiri by grandstanding as abject vassals of the Empire, destroying any remaining French and German sovereignty impulses and imposing alienation from Russia-China.

In the meantime, Russia can be exhibiting the best way: solely self-sufficiency affords complete independence. And the Massive Image has additionally been keenly understood by the World South: someday somebody needed to get up and say, “That’s Sufficient”. With most uncooked energy to again it up.