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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Escobar: A Dem Presidency Means The Return Of The Blob

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, A Biden-Harris White House would restore many known and some new ghouls to the corridors of foreign policy-making power... What happens on November 3rd ? It’s like a larger than life replay of the famous Hollywood adage: “No one knows anything.” The Dem strategy is crystal clear, spawned…

Escobar: Make America Jeffersonian Again

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, The whole planet has every reason to be terminally puzzled at how all those lofty Enlightenment ideals Thomas Jefferson embedded in the 1776 Declaration of Independence ended up with... Trump vs. Biden. Jefferson borrowed freely from Locke, Rousseau, Hume to come up with an eminently quotable Greatest…

Escobar: There Won’t Be An Iranian ‘October Surprise’

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Saker blog, originally posted at The Asia Times, No Washington-designed “maximum pressure” has been able to derail a crucial milestone this Sunday: the end of the UN arms embargo on Iran, in accordance with UN Security Council 2231, which has endorsed the 2015 JCPOA deal. The JCPOA – or…

Pepe Escobar: POTUS Punk Vs. Dem Dementia

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Epoch Times, The whole planet is enthralled, appalled, shocked and awed by the spectacle of democracy as enacted under the shadow of messianic imperialism – complete with a slew of slimy, smoking gun October Surprises. We’re in total Frank Underwood territory. And as befits the ultimate “society of the simulacrum” pictured by Baudrillard…

Escobar: Will Confucius Marry Marx In China?

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Saker blog, originally posted at The Asia Times, Modern China’s deviation from traditional Confucian values has seriously damaged its 'Mandate of Heaven'... Chinese scholar Lanxin Xiang has written a book, The Quest for Legitimacy in Chinese Politics, that is arguably the most extraordinary effort in decades trying to bridge the East-West politico-historical divide. It’s…

Escobar: Shedding Light On The Limits Of Chinese Power

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Academic Lanxin Xiang is no fan of Trump's China policies but also sees where Beijing has miscalculated and overreached... Everything about US-China hinges on the result of the upcoming US presidential election. Trump 2.0 essentially would turbo-charge its bet on decoupling, aiming to squeeze “malign” China on…

Escobar: China Deploys Sun Tzu To Prevail In The Chip War

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Saker blog, originally posted at The Asia Times, Beijing has a plan to become the indispensable tech core of East Asia, linking ASEAN, Northeast Asia and even both Koreas... Let’s cut to the chase: with or without a sanction juggernaut, China simply won’t be expelled from the global semiconductor…

Pepe Escobar Exposes ‘Sinophobia Inc.’ – The West’s Information-Industrial Hybrid Warfare Complex

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Saker blog, (Originally posted at The Asia Times), It took one minute for President Trump to introduce a virus at the virtual 75th UN General Assembly, blasting “the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world”. And then it all went downhill. Even as Trump was essentially delivering a campaign speech and…

Pepe Escobar On The Assange Trial: The Mask Of Empire Has Fallen

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, The concept of “History in the making” has been pushed to extremes when it comes to the extraordinary public service being performed by historian, former UK diplomat and human rights activist Craig Murray. Murray – literally, and on a global level – is now positioned as our man…

Escobar: India Implodes Its Own New Silk Road

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, With rising integration among China, Iran and Pakistan, India is integrated only with its own inconsistencies...   There was a time when New Delhi was proudly selling the notion of establishing its own New Silk Road – from the Gulf of Oman to the intersection of Central…

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