Once Called OBOR & Now BRI, It Has US Middle East War Policy Baffled
MICHAEL WEDDLE · SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018
If America had a stronger Peace Movement folks would be paying closer attention to what’s now happening in Syria. It’s extremely serious and the war clock ticks thinly!
At present, no matter what the US does short term in Syria or the upper Middle East, in the long haul it’ll have to come to grips with a very strong Russia-China-Turkey-Cross Shiite Crescent-Stan Region and Lower Asian alliance pushing for China’s One Belt, One Road Project, now known as The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Using trillions of dollars and green infrastructure, BRI aims to reopen ancient Silk Road land and sea trading routes. Tction will be supported by a new currency rivaling the US petrodollar. You may recall both Saddam and Qaddafi’s want for a new currency made them both of them lose their country and their life. Not so with China!
So remember “BRI” — you’ll hear a lot about it in the future.
As currently aligned the board game position doesn’t favor the US at all. This is precisely why everything is now dangerous. Daily, it becomes increasingly probable the only way the US can change its short and long term future in the region is by expanding the war using devious ill-intended proxy mercenaries in Syria, pretty much as they’ve been doing but this time they’ll be an increased US military role. As we know, the US is fond of bombing, controlling oil fields and pipeline routes.
The situation is akin to an irate chess player tipping pieces on the board over in mid-game, this in the realization of entering a well-established losing position. Yes, there’s a few of ’em out there who behave like that. And the US never has been shy at starting a war given it’s been at war for 93% of its existence as a nation.
No wonder America doesn’t have a Peace Movement!
The stakes at home see both Democrats and Republicans in Congress overwhelmingly voting to beef up the defense budget to a tune of 720 billion dollars. Both parties also voted to give the president (Trump — of all people!) increased spying powers. As always, but more now, Western media has dutifully delivers Pentagon-CIA reports as news and indoctrination — very similar to the table set we got of the Iraq War!
And because there is no Peace Movement in America, everyone just sorta goes: “Oh!”
Couple all of the above with Trump facing rabid calls for impeachment due to so-called Russian collusion, this tends to enhance the imperative Trump will quickly need become a “war president” in order to go against the Russians in order to starve off his being removed from office, improve GOPwinger positions for the 2018 elections and maybe even guarantee his re-election. No US “war-time” president in history has ever lost a bid for re-election. The GOPwingers know this.
Sadly, I hold a terrible feeling that a lot of people are about to die!
Anybody up for a new American Peace Movement? The last one was during Vietnam!
Anyway, for a deeper understanding to much of the above, please read the below:
Originally published at steemit.com on March 11, 2018.