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The redeeming quality of a tense G20 held in Bali – otherwise managed by laudable Indonesian graciousness – was to sharply define which way the geopolitical winds are blowing.

That was encapsulated in the Summit’s two highlights: the much anticipated China-US presidential meeting – representing the most important bilateral relationship of the 21st century – and the final G20 statement.

The 3-hour, 30-minute-long face-to-face meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Joe Biden – requested by the White House – took place at the Chinese delegation’s residence in Bali, and not at the G20 venue at the luxury Apurva Kempinski in Nusa Dua.

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs concisely outlined what really mattered. Specifically, Xi told Biden that Taiwan independence is simply out of the question. Xi also expressed hope that NATO, the EU, and the US will engage in “comprehensive dialogue” with Russia. Instead of confrontation, the Chinese president chose to highlight the layers of common interest and cooperation.

Biden, according to the Chinese, made several points. The US does not seek a New Cold War; does not support “Taiwan independence;” does not support “two Chinas” or “one China, one Taiwan”; does not seek “decoupling” from China; and does not want to contain Beijing.

However, the recent record shows Xi has few reasons to take Biden at face value.

The final G20 statement was an even fuzzier matter: the result of arduous compromise.

As much as the G20 is self-described as “the premier forum for global economic cooperation,” engaged to “address the world’s major economic challenges,” the G7 inside the G20 in Bali had the summit de facto hijacked by war. “War” gets almost double the number of mentions in the statement compared to “food” after all.

The collective west, including the Japanese vassal state, was bent on including the war in Ukraine and its “economic impacts” – especially the food and energy crisis – in the statement. Yet without offering even a shade of context, related to NATO expansion. What mattered was to blame Russia – for everything.

The Global South effect

It was up to this year’s G20 host Indonesia – and the next host, India – to exercise trademark Asian politeness and consensus building. Jakarta and New Delhi worked extremely hard to find wording that would be acceptable to both Moscow and Beijing. Call it the Global South effect.

Still, China wanted changes in the wording. This was opposed by western states, while Russia did not review the last-minute wording because Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had already departed.

On point 3 out of 52, the statement “expresses its deepest regret over the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and demands the complete and unconditional withdrawal of armed forces from the territory of Ukraine.”

“Russian aggression” is the standard NATO mantra – not shared by virtually the whole Global South.

The statement draws a direct correlation between the war and a non-contextualized “aggravation of pressing problems in the global economy – slowing economic growth, rising inflation, disruption of supply chains, worsening energy, and food security, increased risks to financial stability.”

As for this passage, it could not be more self-evident: “The use or threat of use of nuclear weapons is inadmissible. The peaceful resolution of conflicts, efforts to address crises, as well as diplomacy and dialogue, are vital. Today’s era must not be of war.”

This is ironic given that NATO and its public relations department, the EU, “represented” by the unelected eurocrats of the European Commission, don’t do “diplomacy and dialogue.”

Fixated with war

Instead the US, which controls NATO, has been weaponizing Ukraine, since March, by a whopping $91.3 billion, including the latest presidential request, this month, of $37.7 billion. That happens to be 33 percent more than Russia’s total (italics mine) military spending for 2022.

Extra evidence of the Bali Summit being hijacked by “war” was provided by the emergency meeting, called by the US, to debate what ended up being a Ukrainian S-300 missile falling on a Polish farm, and not the start of WWIII like some tabloids hysterically suggested.

Tellingly, there was absolutely no one from the Global South in the meeting – the sole Asian nation being the Japanese vassal, part of the G7.

Compounding the picture, we had the sinister Davos master Klaus Schwab once again impersonating a Bond villain at the B20 business forum, selling his Great Reset agenda of “rebuilding the world” through pandemics, famines, climate change, cyber attacks, and – of course – wars.

As if this was not ominous enough, Davos and its World Economic Forum are now ordering Africa – completely excluded from the G20 – to pay $2.8 trillion to “meet its obligations” under the Paris Agreement to minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

The demise of the G20 as we know it

The serious fracture between Global North and Global South, so evident in Bali, had already been suggested in Phnom Penh, as Cambodia hosted the East Asia Summit this past weekend.

The 10 members of ASEAN had made it very clear they remain unwilling to follow the US and the G7 in their collective demonization of Russia and in many aspects China.

The Southeast Asians are also not exactly excited by the US-concocted IPEF (Indo-Pacific Economic Framework), which will be irrelevant in terms of slowing down China’s extensive trade and connectivity across Southeast Asia.

And it gets worse. The self-described “leader of the free world” is shunning the extremely important APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit in Bangkok at the end of this week.

For very sensitive and sophisticated Asian cultures, this is seen as an affront. APEC, established way back in 1990s to promote trade across the Pacific Rim, is about serious Asia-Pacific business, not Americanized “Indo-Pacific” militarization.

The snub follows Biden’s latest blunder when he erroneously addressed Cambodia’s Hun Sen as “prime minister of Colombia” at the summit in Phnom Penh.

Lining up to join BRICS


It is safe to say that the G20 may have plunged into an irretrievable path toward irrelevancy. Even before the current Southeast Asian summit wave – in Phnom Penh, Bali and Bangkok – Lavrov had already signaled what comes next when he noted that “over a dozen countries” have applied to join BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa).

Iran, Argentina, and Algeria have formally applied: Iran, alongside Russia, India, and China, is already part of the Eurasian Quad that really matters.

Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Afghanistan are extremely interested in becoming members. Indonesia just applied, in Bali. And then there’s the next wave: Kazakhstan, UAE, Thailand (possibly applying this weekend in Bangkok), Nigeria, Senegal, and Nicaragua.

It’s crucial to note that all of the above sent their Finance Ministers to a BRICS Expansion dialogue in May. A short but serious appraisal of the candidates reveals an astonishing unity in diversity.

Lavrov himself noted that it will take time for the current five BRICS to analyze the immense geopolitical and geoeconomic implications of expanding to the point of virtually reaching the size of the G20 – and without the collective west.

What unites the candidates above all is the possession of massive natural resources: oil and gas, precious metals, rare earths, rare minerals, coal, solar power, timber, agricultural land, fisheries, and fresh water. That’s the imperative when it comes to designing a new resource-based reserve currency to bypass the US dollar.

Let’s assume that it may take up to 2025 to have this new BRICS+ configuration up and running. That would represent roughly 45 percent of confirmed global oil reserves and over 60 percent of confirmed global gas reserves (and that will balloon if gas republic Turkmenistan later joins the group).

The combined GDP – in today’s figures – would be roughly $29.35 trillion; much larger than the US ($23 trillion) and at least double the EU ($14.5 trillion, and falling).

As it stands, BRICS account for 40 percent of the global population and 25 percent of GDP. BRICS+ would congregate 4.257 billion people: over 50 percent of the total global population as it stands.

BRI embraces BRICS+

BRICS+ will be striving towards interconnection with a maze of institutions: the most important are the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), itself featuring a list of players itching to become full members; strategic OPEC+, de facto led by Russia and Saudi Arabia; and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China’s overarching trade and foreign policy framework for the 21st century. It is worth pointing out that early all crucial Asian players have joined the BRI.

Then there are the close links of BRICS with a plethora of regional trade blocs: ASEAN, Mercosur, GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU), Arab Trade Zone, African Continental Free Trade Area, ALBA, SAARC, and last but not least the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the largest trade deal on the planet, which includes a majority of BRI partners.

BRICS+ and BRI is a match everywhere you look at it – from West Asia and Central Asia to the Southeast Asians (especially Indonesia and Thailand). The multiplier effect will be key – as BRI members will be inevitably attracting more candidates for BRICS+.

This will inevitably lead to a second wave of BRICS+ hopefuls including, most certainly, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, three more Central Asians (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and gas republic Turkmenistan), Pakistan, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka, and in Latin America, a hefty contingent featuring Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Venezuela.

Meanwhile, the role of the BRICS’s New Development Bank (NDB) as well as the China-led Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will be enhanced – coordinating infrastructure loans across the spectrum, as BRICS+ will be increasingly shunning dictates imposed by the US-dominated IMF and the World Bank.

All of the above barely sketches the width and depth of the geopolitical and geoeconomic realignments further on down the road – affecting every nook and cranny of global trade and supply chain networks. The G7’s obsession in isolating and/or containing the top Eurasian players is turning on itself in the framework of the G20. In the end, it’s the G7 that may be isolated by the BRICS+ irresistible force.

(Republished from The Cradle by permission of author or representative)
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  1. The BRICS Bank was a stillbirth but maybe its time has come –
    the Usual Suspects have at long last overplayed their game.
    I happened unto this … not sure how serious it is, but at least Pourtnoy
    is real and US foreign policy sure does look like made by dope-addled
    liberal arts majors as a board game.
    Go to -> 1:29:00

  2. American hegemony is fading away. That might actually be a good thing for ordinary Americans. The USA might become a normal country.

  3. Alrenous says: • Website

    The death spiral will spin faster, like a skater bringing her arms in.

    You will find retaining power over foreigners acted as drag holding back normal-American autophagic hysteria.

  4. Regarding Bali:
    The Oranje – Jewish violent occupants of the Clutch Crown – slaughtered ca. 60.000 Balinese… Bali nowadays appears as the whorehouse of the inmates of the New Holland penal colony of the Jewish occupants of the blood fogged Albion; “Perfidious Albion”.
    Apropos “perfidious”: G-stringed 20 – the snipped Castrudeau, the senile crook from the JewS, the bald brazen, unelected cuckhead out of Jewermany and the rest of the evil caste of priests & politicians looked just(in) like another sore on poor Bali.

  5. As long as the parasite is not allowed to get any power. You all should know exactly who the parasite is.

  6. so long as the “S” denotes Bantu/Jew-ruled South Africa,

    Haxo fears for the future of BRIC(S).

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  7. anonymous[374] • Disclaimer says:

    If a new global system means the end of Rothschild, then I am all for it. However, India is a wild card. As someone else remarked, they have serious jew worship issues. Something tells me that India may be the new lily pad. I also agree with the sentiment that most Americans are blithely disinterested in the decline of their own society as long as they can still bully foreigners at international resorts or act like assholes in Global South countries. As the power goes away, the ability to act grossly with impunity goes away. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of assholes. And the British deserve to get ripped a new one also. Was in a SE Asia country many years ago, and the Americans and Brits were first-class assholes from the git-go. Treated the local service staff like garbage and couldn’t keep their hands to themselves around the local women. I hope history bends them over and then buries them.

    • Thanks: spacewanderer
    • Replies: @Malla
    , @Brian Damage
  8. The parasites controlling DC have run Anerica into the ground. Maybe it’s on purpose maybe it’s just what parasites do but it’s over.

  9. It will take BRICS+ quite a while to coalesce, but it’ll happen eventually. Hubris is America and Europe’s greatest mistake. The writing is on the wall but it’ll take the players in the new global institutions without the West a while to iron out the details and build something that works smoothly.

  10. Unlike G7, G20 did not outlive its usefulness yet. Many countries want to jump onto BRICS bandwagon simply because they don’t want to end up on the loosing side. The case of former staunch imperial ally KSA reminds me of Russian joke “a betrayal in time is not a betrayal, but a foresight”.

  11. @Haxo Angmark

    South Africa´s enthusiasm for BRICS has for the longest time been
    exclusively based on getting credit nowhere else – indeed it was the poison pill
    that killed the last iteration; the other partners are under no delusions about that.
    The ANC has run a country that had everything into the ground,
    without any excuses, to a degree that is eye-watering; if they had any brains
    they´d bring back apartheid (fat chance).

  12. most Americans are blithely disinterested in the decline of their own society as long as they can still bully foreigners at international resorts or act like assholes in Global South countries.

    The amerimutt mentality in a nutshell.

  13. John1955 says:

    “The Europeans have been nicely played by the Americans”
    “India should expect the defeat of the US and NATO, which completes the transition to a multipolar world order.”

    A War Russia Set to Win

    M.K. Bhadrakumar’s bio and credentials:

    • Replies: @Malla
  14. Malla says:

    Treated the local service staff like garbage

    Actually the Imperial British in general treated their “service staff” with far more care and humanity than how the native kings & local elites of the “service staff” had treated them, prior to the Empire and in many cases after the Empire.

    For example I have before you the writing of Michael Francis O’Dwyer GCIE KCSI was a British Imperial officer and later the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab, British India, between 1913 and 1919.
    From his book
    India as I knew it 1885-1925 by Michael O’Dwyer

    “A large part of the population were Bhil aborigines, a primitive and simple race, still semi-nomadic. They are great hunters, their favourite weapon being the bow and arrow, with which they will attack a tiger or a panther. ”
    “We had a Bhil Corps at Ladore active, hardy, cheery little men, reminding one of the Gurkhas; and, like the latter, most devoted to their few British officers. In fact the British officer, civil or military, is seen at his best in dealing with these primitive races. The high caste Indian and the Intelligentsia have a lofty contempt for the Bhil. But the British officer takes a paternal interest in these unsophisticated children of nature, learns their language and their ways, tries to wean them from their vices of theft and drink, admires their courage, joins them in the chase; while they on their part give him, for he too is frank, courageous, fond of sport, their affection and devotion. One trembles to think how they and other aboriginal races will fare when India enjoys the blessings of full Swaraj. They will be regarded, and perhaps treated, in the way the Spartans treated the Helots. This is well expressed in the classic description of the Bhils by a Bengali Babu; “ The Bhil is a black man, but more hairy. When he meets you in his jungle, he shoots you in the back with an arrow, and throws your body into the ditch. Thus you may know the Bhil.””

    Also from here
    British colonialism versus American hegemony
    “American hegemony is basically based on firepower and technical skills. There is not much of what one can call a touch of emotional content of the local native people in the far-off nations standing with the American interests. If America goes weak, then they are as good as lost. However, in the case of the British Empire, it would be seen almost all over colonial history that the British side always fought from a weaker, numerically insignificant position. Yet, so much was the emotional fidelity that they received from their local supporters that they managed to outlive the sieges and the initial losses, to come out victorious. To get a small example of this emotional loyalty, one has to read how Robert Clive was given so much emotional support by his Tamil soldiery when they under siege for more than six months. The soldiers informed him that they would forego eating the rice and subsist on the water (kanjivellam) that was usually thrown off after rice is boiled. Food stock had depleted to such levels. Robert Clive came out in flying colours. ”

  15. All of the above barely sketches the width and depth of the geopolitical and geoeconomic realignments further on down the road…

    Don’t worry, Pepe, you can take it up again next week. I await with bated breath.

  16. The last vdo I saw of Daniel Ortega was him being instructed by a rabbi.

    Just be careful who you let into BRICS.

  17. Malla says:

    Of course Indians are anti-West. Always have been. India has recently warmed up to the West only because it considers and is 1000% convinced that China is a super evil whore evil backstabbing thug entity. But if China was to fall, India would go back to being anti-West with a gusto. India is the most psychotic anti-colonial brainwashing country in the World. Most post-colonial “studies” departments around the World, whatever bullshit that is, is staffed to the brim by upper caste elite Indians. The amount of hatred Indians have for the West (via media and academic brainwashing) in mind-boggling, I have lived there, I know it. No other place on Earth comes close. But now Indians hate China a 100 times more.
    One more space where Hindus can align with some Westerners is because for their hatred for Islam. 800 years of butchery, rape, slavery, humiliation, slavery etc…at the hands of Islamic invaders, well Hindus/Jains/Sikhs have not forgotten it (are we surprised? Indians don’t forget) and they will take their revenge in their own interesting ways.
    When China and Islam gets destroyed, India will be the West’s number 1 enemy and you can take that to the bank. Be ready for it.

    • Replies: @John1955
  18. John1955 says:

    I want to thank high castle Hindu Brahmins for lovingly preserving Western cultural Heritage.Many Western books which were purged from Western libraries are still safe in India.

    Sir Arthur Keith “A New Theory of Human Evolution”

    Digital Library of India 😁

    How prescient was Ray Bradbury in “Fahrenheit 451”

    • Replies: @Malla
  19. @nokangaroos

    Looks like an interesting video, Brian Berletic is good on the Ukraine conflict, thanks.

  20. “Russian aggression” is the standard NATO mantra – not shared by virtually the whole Global South.

    It matters not a whit who shares it. There was no reason for Russia to invade Ukraine. Putin’s casus belli was nothing but transparent lies. There is only one description for what Putin did – aggression.

  21. @Malla

    So the proud Anglo-Saxon race shouldn’t have a problem with Rishi and the millions of hindu coming to the UK then. Such love! Such unity! The UK and India should fuse and become a true Commonwealth again!

    • LOL: showmethereal
    • Replies: @Malla
  22. @Malla

    The Commonwealth shall live again! Rule Britannia! Tremble, world, before the March of the Anglo-Saxon and the Hindu!

  23. The G20 is rife with demographic issues. But so are the BRICS, if different ones. China is fast catching up to Japan and Korea– in decrepitude.

  24. Malla says:

    What does Empire have to do with immigration?. Just because Britain had an Empire, Britain has to take in immigrants? By that logic, Mongolia, Turkey, Arabia should be swarming with immigrants. That is just stupid.
    And India was just an example. It was the same in Africa.

    Senior Chief Kasina of the Akamba in Kenya explain about Whitey
    Senior Chief Kasina at Migwani made plain his views, and probably those of most of the older generation of Akamba, at the end of my baraza at Migwani as he delivered a wringing endorsement of Britain’s 60 odd years of running Kenya. Several younger men had put points to me after I had spoken, fair enough points in their way, but considered impertinent by Kasina. Finally he lost his patience and leapt up beside me, and, in his curiously high pitched voice, said: “Do you know what Uhuru is? I’ll tell you what Uhuru is. When I was young there were those of the Akamba who still remembered Arab slave raiders. The British came and stopped that. I remember as a boy the Maasai raiding our land to try to take our cattle. Then the British came and stopped the tribes from fighting each other. The Kikuyu, Embu, and Meru combined and caused the barbarous Mau Mau rebellion. The British stopped that. The British brought us education, showed us how to improve the use of our land, brought us water supplies, and much else. What did we do for the British? We gave them Askaris for the KAR and the Kenya police. We fought for them as our friends in their wars. We can be proud of that. Today we have peace and improving conditions. Do you see that? (pointing at the Union Jack flying above his office). That is Uhuru!”

    The British Empire, though not perfect, was the most benevolent Empire in human history. Unfortunately the British elites became slaves of Jews like Rothies. If there would have not been any Jewish control over the B.E., it would have been an even more benevolent Empire. Why? Because of British traits like supporting the weak against the strong, justice, fairness etc… And even if European Empires made mistakes, there was an in built moral corrective mechanism. Cannot say the same for other societies with confidence.

    • LOL: spacewanderer
  25. Malla says:

    Yes, we inherited a lot of great works of literature from the Empire and fortunately a lot of this knowledge has been preserved in our national archives. But download awa, because we Indians are actually very bad in preserving historical stuff. Always have been so . We are going native again after we left the Empire and sheet.
    How the National Archives of India Is Actually Destroying History
    History is jeopardised as priceless documents are ill-treated and defaced on a regular basis by both staff and scholars.

    “A JNU professor was horrified when he was told that the files he was seeking had been sent for drying since they had become damp owing to waterlogging.”

    “Scholars spend thousands of rupees to acquire copies of researched documents. Often, what they receive is almost unusable. With only two outdated photocopiers working, poor maintenance and a lackadaisical staff attitude results in pathetic quality copies. The only working microfilm reader, covered under layers of accumulated dust, cries out for maintenance. With the microfilm reader printer machine out of order, scholars are forced to purchase the entire roll which again is overpriced.”

    Anyways these Hindu nationalist nuts hate everything British/Western/European (as well as everything Islamic, everything Marxist, everything Christian) and they might get the bright idea of destroying all of these works of literature in the future. So download awa, my friend download awa.

  26. @Malla

    It is you who said anything about how benevolent the Anglo-Saxon were to their Indian and African subjects, and that love was graciously returned.

    Mr. LARPing as a street shitter, there is literall no reason for YOU to oppose the fusing of UK and the rest of the Commonwealth. Certainly, Rishi is much better received by the UK than many PM were. Last year 1.1 million Indians alone come to the seat of the Empire to mingle with their superior rulers. There will be even more every year.

    Looking forward to the Kenyan PM of Great Britain!

    Yip yip, hurray! 1919, 1945! Back to Back World War Champ!

    • Agree: spacewanderer
    • Replies: @Hacienda
  27. Hacienda says:

    Last year 1.1 million Indians alone come to the seat of the Empire to mingle with their superior rulers.

    Indians in US have the highest per capita income. They are really peaceful and law-abiding. Populate the skill industries. Although self-contained as hell, obviously. My only problem with them is that they are far more intellectually inclined that I am, at least by word output. But I had a really bad upbringing. The dynamics of which can kind of be described as being caught in that mob action in Itaewon that killed over a hundred hypnotized Korean youths.

    • Replies: @AmerimuttRetard
    , @Malla
  28. @Hacienda

    That is EXACTLY what I mean! All legacy Anglo-Saxon nations MUST take in 20 millions Indians, each. That is the only way these White Countries will survive.

    • Thanks: spacewanderer
    • Troll: Malla
  29. Malla says:

    You have seen the high IQ cream. Behind them are hordes of low IQ masses which will turn he West into a Latin America like shithole. After all the Indian subcontinent is a Latin America like shithole formed by the mixing of high IQ Caucasoids (including Nords) and some high IQ Mongoloids and the original low IQ Australoid natives. A nice mix melting and multiple permutations-combinations of DNA and later we had the eugenic caste system dividing up the population into groups. You have no idea of the low IQ hordes in hundreds of billions, which India still contains.
    And 95% of those high IQ types are Jewish mosquito blood sucker types anyways, so really not much use but harmful in the long term as they such up resources and store it within themselves like some high quality battery. Massive tragedy of the commons. high IQ Caucasians+ low IQ Australoids = Jew elites ruling over a Gypsy type population.
    Britain better stay native British.

    • Replies: @AmerimuttRetard
  30. @Malla

    Nah, you can’t stop the Hindu dindu tide! All of them will come to the UK to show respect and reciprocrate their love for the Anglo-Saxon masters, as you said.

  31. @anonymous

    However, India is a wild card.

    Thanks to the British, India became a whole country. It was a sub-continent with 30 plus sovereign states. The largest was the muslim Mughal state until the British took over its territory. I am not sure if the current coalition of states will stay intact 30 years from now.

    India’s population is close to sub-Sahara Africa and has similar GDP per capita as sub-Sahara Africa. If India is a “superpower” then, sub-Sahara should create an union like EU and can be called a “super power” too.

    India will always be a pretender playing both sides.

  32. camus10 says:

    the eminent multipolar advocate Escobar, is at it again

    of course you’re admired pepe

    but you do not answer from a prior challenge. there are independent veterans and former usintel insiders who have rumored the BRICS currency is actually instigated by the ustreasury. please look into it

  33. @nokangaroos

    Why you say it’s at stillbirth? The New Development Bank is indeed active. And it makes loans in the BRICS local currencies

  34. @Malla

    The British Empire, though not perfect, was the most benevolent Empire in human history.

    Imagine typing this with a straight face. The negro-saxon audacity never fails to surprise me.

    • Thanks: showmethereal
    • Replies: @Malla
  35. The migration process is accelerating. It can’t be stopped. Unavoidable. I am seeing a divide between Eastern Europe/East Asia and North America/Western Europe/South America/South Asia/Africa. In the future, we may see two types of race. A South Asian/Brazilian looking people and one that looks like Kazakhstan people. The IQ divide will also be quite apparent.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  36. @Brian Damage

    The ‘IQ divide’ will depend on which side you join.

    • Agree: Brian Damage
  37. Malla says:

    Imagine typing this with a straight face.

    It’s a fact, bitch. Debate me.

  38. @nokangaroos

    As to the video itself – Brian does a lot to correct a lot of media folly. I didn’t t listen to the whole thing but the best part so far was explaining why stealth is not so much of an issue with a peer (though even Serbia was able to shoot two F117’s)… and the folly of comparing Normandy in WW2 to the Taiwan Strait. I will try to listen further but Brian is a definite no nonsense – and anti hype analyst. I know he’s a former US Marine show spent a lot of time based in Japan.

  39. camus10 says:

    Escobar is biased

    fails to debate, the clients Chn RU brits are unable to support the developed world with R&D

    Escobar wants domination of his pole against the west

    Escobar says nothing in favor of the People to prevail over the overlord technocracy aided by the central banks

    Your bias is unrealistic. the west wants to regain the Peoples role in R&D funded with public reserves and corrupted by the mic-Bpharma-policed by thedstate

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