After the epochal speech of Vladimir Putin at the UN, time seemed to be accelerated. The unipolar world is collapsing, and Washington, although it is retreating in Syria, is trying to maximize actively snarl in Asia. After the success of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, in which, contrary to the will of the United States, almost all the Asian vassals of Washington fit in, one could objectively state that the "Asian front" of the confrontation between the United States and China is falling apart. However, the United States once again showed that they did not become an accidental world hegemon, and that the Asian insurgency was partially suppressed, and restless vassals signed the enslaving Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Even at the most humiliating for the United States demonstration of Russian high-tech weapons in Syria, Washington has found a way to asymmetrically respond not only to the shameful fake from the "anonymous sources" of the vrunches from CNN, but also by a tangible military provocation, the effect of which we have yet to realize. According to the Financial Times, the Pentagon intends to send a strike force of US warships to the part of the South China Sea, the identity of which is the subject of a conflict between China and other countries of Southeast Asia.
It is there that China is building new military bases in the form of artificial islands, and the American strike group will be sent just to them fleet. Washington does not recognize China’s claim to this disputed (and very oil-rich) territory and believes that US warships can sail where they want. Obviously, this is a provocation. Obviously, China will not like this very much and Beijing will be forced to retaliate. How this will end is unclear, but it is clear what strategy the sane part of the American elite uses in the process of struggle for more favorable conditions of existence in a multipolar world.
If “non-clever men” like McCain and Clinton hope simply to plunge the world into “controlled chaos”, which should “sink” all US geopolitical competitors, then Kissinger’s “moderate” students behind Obama set more realistic goals. They are trying to beat each of their opponents at a more vulnerable spot, and they adapt the strategy on the fly. For example, the "salute" of Russian sea-based missiles, which actually "nullified" the US claims for complete military domination in Europe, leaves the Americans only the possibility of economic pressure, which will be strengthened in the near future. But with regard to the PRC, it would be irrational to rely on economic pressure, and Washington, apparently, decided to "try the Chinese fleet for a fracture" right at his home.
Supporters of a multipolar world, too, do not sit with folded arms. Literally before our eyes, they managed to achieve two breakthroughs in key areas. It’s still far from victory, but it’s very nice to see that Washington is facing an anti-American insurgency in the IMF and, most importantly, in the European Union.
Let's start with the IMF. More recently, it seemed that the United States successfully “broke through the knee” the will to resist Christine Lagarde, forcing her to block the inclusion of the yuan in the list of IMF reserve currencies and forcing the Fund to lend to the Kiev regime, despite the default against private lenders. The fronting bureaucracy of the IMF seemed to have refused to support the reform of the IMF, to which Obama agreed in 2010 and which meant that Washington was deprived of its “blocking stake” of votes. Unexpectedly suppressed, rebellion broke out with renewed vigor. We look news:
1. The head of the IMF has accused the United States of failing to reform the organization;
Lagarde is demanding that Washington "surrender" the blocking stake and threaten (!) The US Congress: "Lagarde said that if the fund reform is hampered by the US Congress, the IMF leadership will have to consider" alternative options "of transformation."
2. The IMF has claims to Ukraine. Submission of the next tranche may be delayed.
But this is reminiscent of a warning shot in the leg. In fact, it turns out that Lagard is holding Ukraine hostage. The US "blocking package" gives Americans the opportunity to block any decision of the fund, but the Americans cannot force the IMF to make a decision. Of course, no one has canceled the pressure on the IMF bureaucrats and the "maids" for the particularly obstinate, but it’s far from the fact that such methods will work this time.
The importance of the IMF tranche for the existence of a pro-American regime in Kiev cannot be overestimated. If Lagarde pulls the trigger of a financial pistol attached to the Ukrainian temple, the economy of Ukraine will be torn to shreds, and the survival of Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk will depend solely on the speed with which they manage to get to the airport. The IMF has plenty of formal reasons to finish off the Ukrainian economy: from corruption to non-payment of debt on Russian bonds. Perhaps the threat of the destruction of the Kiev regime is the "personal insurance" of the rebel IMF functionaries, who really do not want to repeat the fate of Stross-Kahn.
I stress once again: the victory is still very far away, but the IMF, which is threatening Congress and holding Kiev in gunpoint, is a huge headache for Washington.
If the IMF can be reformed so that the US loses the blocking stake, the IMF can become the basis of a new dedollarized financial system, allowing the world to be removed from the "dollar needle" without creating a hard systemic crisis. A more detailed description of the reasons why we want to “steal” the IMF from the Americans can be found here.
We turn to the European Union, which also raised a rebellious flag.
Watch the news:
1. France will refuse to continue negotiations on the “Transatlantic Partnership” if its wishes are not taken into account;
Trade Minister Matthias Thekl said that "if there is no improvement in the next rounds of negotiations, France will seek to halt the negotiations." He also stressed that "in Europe, if France does not want any negotiations, then there will be no such negotiations." Moreover, the French minister claims that the position of Paris is supported by Berlin.
It is worth briefly recalling why the United States imposes an agreement on the "Transatlantic Partnership" to the European Union. Your humble servant already wrote about this:
"For the final enslavement of Europe, the United States is promoting the signing of the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TTIP), which in fact has nothing to do with trade. The main element of the proposed treaty is the complete and unconditional subordination of the European Union to a system of private arbitration courts that serves American corporations Here is the Jesuit logic of the treaty: the document must protect the interests of American companies in the European Union and, therefore, American business must be able to European governments pay damages and repeal laws that are detrimental to the interests of US companies Obviously, European courts cannot provide such protection, which means European states must subordinate themselves to the decisions of private arbitration courts in which US companies will defend their interests.
If you simplify the explanation, it turns out that in practice, American private courts will control ALL: customs duties (they affect the profits of American companies), phytosanitary standards (GMOs and hormones that US companies earn) cannot be prohibited, financial rules for banks and investment companies. funds (US banks are sacred!) and even contracts for the purchase of oil and gas from Russia - the revenues of American oil and gas companies are even more important than the revenues of American banks. That is complete colonization. It's even cooler than what the US did to Russia in 90-e. "
Now France and Germany have put the United States in a humiliating position. The Europeans are ready to continue negotiations only if the items for which he was started by Washington will be deleted from the proposed treaty. There will be no supranational private American courts that can break European laws through the knee. European technical and environmental standards that protect European manufacturers from competitors will not be changed. There will be nothing that the United States needs in order to postpone the collapse of its economy by plundering the EU in the USSR model. Washington cannot agree to this, and here the double threat of Paris and Berlin comes into force simply to slam the door. Under these conditions, the use of Europe as a "food supply" for the United States will be canceled completely and permanently. As in the case of the IMF, victory is still far away, but this is definitely a breakthrough. European business, which does not want to die for the good of the United States, is gradually regaining control over key European politicians.
We see a real insurgency, and this is noticeable not only in the issue of the Transatlantic Partnership.
2. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker stated: "We cannot afford to have our relations with Russia dictated by Washington."
“We must strive to establish practical relations with Russia. This is not very attractive, but it needs to be done. It’s impossible to go on like this,” said Juncker. Of course, the chairman of the European Commission is obliged to utter the words of condemnation of “Russia's actions in Ukraine” that have already become ritual, but from the mouth of the well-known cynic and pragmatist Juncker, this sounds completely ridiculous, but the hint that it’s time for Washington to shut up and not interfere with the EU to build “practical” relationship with Russia sounds as serious as possible.
The current chairman of the European Commission is the former prime minister of Luxembourg and is still considered the “gray cardinal” of this largest continental financial center. Because of this important fact of his biography, the current head of the European Commission is closely connected with the owners of Luxembourg offshore accounts - that is, with all European business aristocracy. He is a speaker of European business and his political tool.
More than a year ago, your humble servant wrote about Juncker:
“The new head of the main body of the EU is not Russophobe, has no“ ideological charge ”of Euro-Atlantic values, has strong support from Germany, is a favorite of European business, a veteran of the struggle against Anglo-American influence in the EU, and has serious, long-standing and personal accounts with London and Washington. If you look at things realistically, it is difficult to imagine a more comfortable policy in terms of his contractual capacity with Russia. I am inclined to think that the pragmatist Putin and the cynic Junker have every chance oritsya and bring cooperation to the EU-Russian line to a new level of guarantees, of course, no one can give, but the reasons for optimism -. there. "
The forecast is slowly coming true. At least in the statements of the head of the European Commission it is difficult to find Euro-Atlantic solidarity with the United States.
There is reason to believe that the entire European holiday of disobedience is coordinated with the Kremlin. Putin talked about countering the Transatlantic Partnership in his speech to the UN, and Moscow became a real magnet for current and future European policy makers: from the current premier of Luxembourg to the very likely future president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy. Many Western and Russian experts claimed that Putin had no levers to block the American offensive against the EU, but in fact it turned out that his speech in New York was the very “red rocket” after which the European silent rebellion began.
The appearance in the European media of articles with the message “We need to pragmatically reconcile with Putin” is also not an accident, but an obvious preparation of public opinion for the gradual transfer of relations with Russia to a pragmatic and mutually beneficial course.
Thus, another headache is looming for Washington: the most influential EU countries not only do not want to cave in under the enslaving agreement on the Transatlantic Partnership, but also openly declare their desire to restore mutually beneficial relations with Russia.
There is every chance that the eternal nightmare of the Anglo-Saxons in the form of a continental union of Europe, Russia and China can come true. This is still far away, but we already have reason for optimism, and Washington has reason for insomnia.
The symbolic victory of Washington in Asia fades away against the background of American problems that have appeared on the financial and European direction. The open rebellion of IMF functionaries who took Ukraine hostage is already a very painful problem. But the rebellion of Europeans who are trying to destroy the Trans-Atlantic Partnership project and restore relations with Russia is already an existential threat to the United States. How Washington will respond to these challenges, time will tell, but it’s already clear that Putin and other supporters of the multipolar world have dealt a very tangible blow to the American plans. The victory is still far away, but the victory will be ours.