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The West is the best
The West is the best
Get here and we’ll do the rest

Jim Morrison, The End

For those spared the ordeal of sifting through the NATO summit communique, here’s the concise low down: Russia is an “acute threat” and China is a “systemic challenge”.

NATO, of course, are just a bunch of innocent kids building castles in a sandbox.

Those were the days when Lord Hastings Lionel Ismay, NATO’s first secretary-general, coined the trans-Atlantic purpose: to “keep the Soviet Union out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.”

The Raging Twenties remix reads like “keep the Americans in, the EU down and Russia-China contained”.

So the North Atlantic (italics mine) organization has now relocated all across Eurasia, fighting what it describes as “threats from the East”. Well, that’s a step beyond Afghanistan – the intersection of Central and South Asia – where NATO was unceremoniously humiliated by a bunch of Pashtuns with Kalashnikovs.

Russia remains the top threat – mentioned 63 times in the communiqué. Current top NATO chihuahua Jens Stoltenberg says NATO won’t simply “mirror” Russia: it will de facto outspend it and surround it with multiple battle formations, as “we now have implemented the biggest reinforcements of our collective defense since the end of the Cold War”.

The communiqué is adamant: the only way for military spending is up. Context: the total “defense” budget of the 30 NATO members will grow by 4.1% in 2021, reaching a staggering $1.049 trillion ($726 billion from the US, $323 billion from assorted allies).

After all, “threats from the East” abound. From Russia, there are all those hypersonic weapons that baffle NATO generals; those large-scale exercises near the borders of NATO members; constant airspace violations; military integration with that “dictator” in Belarus.

As for the threats from China – South China Sea, Taiwan, the Indo-Pacific overall – it was up to the G7 to come up with a plan.

Enter “green”, “inclusive” Build Back Better World (B3W), billed as the Western “alternative” to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). B3W respects “our values” – which clownish British PM Boris Johnson could not help describing as building infrastructure in a more “gender neutral” or “feminine” way – and, further on down the road, will remove goods produced with forced labor (code for Xinjiang) from supply chains.

The White House has its own B3W spin: that’s a “values-driven, high-standard, and transparent infrastructure partnership” which will be “mobilizing private-sector capital in four areas of focus – climate, health and health security, digital technology, and gender equality – with catalytic investments from our respective development institutions”

The initial “catalytic investments” for BW3 were estimated at $100 billion. No one knows how these funds will be coming from the “development institutions”.

Seasoned Global South observers already bet they will be essentially provided by IMF/World Bank “green” loans tied to private sector investment in selected emerging markets, with an eye on profit.

The White House is adamant that “B3W will be global in scope, from Latin America and the Caribbean to Africa and the Indo-Pacific”. Note the blatant attempt to match BRI’s reach.

All these “green” resources and new logistic chains financed by what will be a variant of Central Banks showering helicopter money would ultimately benefit G7 members, certainly not China.

And the “protector” of these new “green” geostrategic corridors will be – who else? – NATO. That’s the natural consequence of the “global reach” emphasized on the NATO 2030 agenda.

NATO as investment protector

“Alternative” infrastructure schemes already proliferate, geared to contain “Russia bullying” and “Chinese meddling” off from the EU. That’s the case of the Three Seas Initiative, where 12 EU member-states from Eastern Europe are supposed to better interconnect the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Seas.

This initiative is a pale copy of China’s 17+1 mechanism of integrating Eastern Europe as part of BRI – in this case forcing them to build very expensive infrastructure to receive very expensive American energy imports.

The offensive against “threats from the East” is bound to fail.

Dmitry Orlov has detailed how “Russia excels at building and operating huge energy, transportation and materials production systems” and, in parallel, how “the technosphere…has quietly relocated and is now busy telecommuting between Moscow and Beijing.”

As every geek knows, China is way ahead in 5G and is the world’s top market for chips. And now the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law – significantly approved right before the G7 in Cornwall – will “safeguard” Chinese companies from “unilateral and discriminatory measures imposed by foreign countries” and the US “long arm jurisdiction”, thus forcing Atlanticist capital to make a choice.

It’s China as a rising global power that in fact has proposed an “alternative” to the Global South in the first place, a counterpunch to the endless IMF/World Bank debt trap of the past decades. BRI is a highly complex sustainable development trade/investment strategy with the potential to integrate vast swathes of the Global South.

That’s a direct connection to Chairman Mao’s famous theory on the division of the Three Worlds ; the emphasis then on the post-colonial Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), of which China was a stalwart, now encompasses the whole Global South. In the end, it’s always about sovereignty against neocolonialism.

B3W is the Western, essentially American, reaction to BRI: try to scotch as many projects as possible while harassing China 24/7 in the process.

Unlike China or Germany, the US hardly manufactures products the Global South wants to buy; manufacturing accounts for only 5% of a US economy essentially propped up by the US dollar as reserve currency and the – dwindling – Pentagon’s Empire of Bases.

China churns out ten top engineers for every US “financial expert”. China has perfected what is known among bilingual tech experts as an effective system to make SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound) development plans – and implement them.

The notion that the Global South will be convinced to privilege B3W – a hollow PR coup at best – over BRI is ludicrous. Yet NATO will be regimented to actively protect those investments that follow “our values”. One thing is certain: there will be blood.

(Republished from Asia Times by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Economics, Foreign Policy • Tags: China, EU, NATO, Russia 
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  1. NATO is a welfare program for military types. It’s not worth spit as a military organization, but it can spend money like is was concocted out of thin air.

    NATO members would wet themselves is Russia growled at them. Yes, they have some weapons and some jerks in uniform, but that’s just for show. The whole point of maintaining NATO is to fleece the citizenry of the member nations to provide a quality of life for the murders in the military that is far above average.

    NATO should have been shut down decades ago. That just goes to show how dysfunctional western gov’ts are. They keep up the charade of a competent military force to surround Russia and China but dare not really antagonize either. I’m waiting for the day when Putin draws a red line and NATO shits themselves trying to back away.

    • Agree: follyofwar
    • Replies: @George Kovachev
  2. Pepe, if they are your own words, “italics mine” is … Do that when quoting someone else, so the italics are not attributed to that other person, so you’re explaining that they did not appear in the original.

    You’ve made that mistake more than once.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  3. @RoatanBill

    Truer words never spoken 😉

  4. Looks like Pepe is rattled by all of this recent G 7 stuff!

    The boys are back in town and they woken up,no pun intended, to the threats from China,too much stuff has been stolen or given away,and now the times are changing,the G7 and EU won’t be making it easy for China now,so game on

    The17+1 format is a busted flush,and the Chinese know it,i bet this time next year Escobar won’t even mention it again,just like he hardly ever mentions BRICS these days

    All those graduate from China, sounds great doesn’t it,a real winner,trouble is they need jobs at the end of all that university time and unfortunately China has high levels of graduate unemployment,about 20% and the jobs market isn’t gonna get easier for them,so potentially serious probs down the line for the Great Leader

    I love the fact Pepe goes off to Global Times,basically a pro communist tabloid,tells me everything i need to know about Pepe,not to mention Mr Orlov he also used as a link,bonkers really is the only word to describe Orlov

    Finally though,Escobar really does let slip in a Freudian way most telling by using those lyrics by the Doors about the west being best,well thats correct Pepe the west is best thats why all those illegal aliens crossing the Med are desperate to get to western countries and not Russia,go figure,its simple really!

    • Replies: @syd.bgd
  5. syd.bgd says:

    Russia gets immigrants from Central Asia, former SSSR. Gives no charity, just jobs, and citizenship requires, let it cut short, high level of russification.
    Nobody can just get off some train and get 1000 euros per head, on permanent basis. Take a look at Snowden. He got asylum because some pricks left him passportless, and years later he is applaying for citizenship, because of the child he was blessed with. Be sure that he is studing Russian literature and history.
    Also this. Has Russia installed juntas in Americas, sanctioned anyone to utmost poverty or bombed middle east to stone age? They have no responsibility to take any immigrants from there, or anywhere.
    Think a bit, please, and come back after that burdensome job.

    • Agree: Ultrafart the Brave
    • Replies: @alwayswrite
  6. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    Thanx, no thanx, for the English lesson. Don’t you just hate the grammar police. (BTW, before you correct me, thanks deliberately misspelled).

  7. @syd.bgd

    Only desperate low skilled folks go to Russia as migrants to work and even then they aren’t welcome because of Putin racist regime

    As for Snowdon,well he’s just a greasy weirdo traitor,so he can read as much Russian miserable literature as he wants

    As for your daft comment about Russia not bombing anyone,well thats why there’s millions of Syrian refugees isn’t it,basically Putin bombed them out of their homes and labelled them terrorist

    Russia is a war criminal gangster regime,and Putin is a killer,he kills without a second thought because he was indoctrinated into the most murderous killer ideological insane system ever conceived

    You only need to look at that fat lumpy face of Putin to see he’s seriously psycho,nasty little man and a nasty country that brought him up

    • Replies: @Rahan
    , @Tom Marvolo Riddle
  8. Rahan says:

    Only desperate low skilled folks go to Russia as migrants to work

    There are no “low skilled folks”, the very term is a white supremacist canard. The very notion that you can divide migrants into “higher contributing” and “lower contributing” value-sections is deeply rooted in a colonialist oppressive mindset and systemic pseudo-scientific hierarchy-based fascist heteronormative patriarchic dehumanizing male gaze crypto-Hitlerism.

    You only need to look at that fat lumpy face of Putin to see he’s seriously psycho

    Right, this fat-shaming lookism and toxic neurotypicalism is the last straw. Please report yourself to the nearest reeducation facility immediately.

    • Replies: @alwayswrite
    , @Boomthorkell
  9. @Rahan

    Don’t go all WOKE !

    As i live in the freedom loving west it’d be hard to find a reeducation facility,i’ll leave that to the Chinese and I’m sure Russia will soon have similar places judging by their last brilliant endeavours in human social engineering

    You know they’ll need that kind of facility soon in Russia just to make sure Russians believe all the Putin funny history stuff he keeps writing

  10. @Rahan

    It is best not to respond to him until he begins using better grammar and spelling in his latest Avatar’s iteration.

    • Thanks: Rahan
  11. @alwayswrite

    I figured it out, you are a UK Indian. That’s why I don’t like you.

  12. @Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Indians who migrate, do so solely out of greed. There is no other reason to leave.

  13. Can a great nation, whose history may have started with genocide, still be able to bring us today by all means a just world peace? Or does this nation remain true to its tradition and accidentally kill the rest of humanity? All in the name of peace, freedom, democracy and justice? * According to some historians, this is not genocide, because it did not happen deliberately and intentionally, but incidentally by accident and only where the natives resisted “better insights”. By the way: The phenomenon with the “better insights” and the unwillingness of some people still exists today!

    Capitalist democracy is as genocidal as its guardian angel, communism. HUNGER, oppression, underemployment and their inherent misery, abortions and wars of looting are on the agenda of these two nefarious ideologies

    To speak the truth will never be to speak ill of something or someone.


    When reporting and describing that the Thames River is filthy, rotten and fetid, one is not speaking ill of it, but describing its state and nature

    Empirically, if whoever robs, plunders and forays is a thief and the robber collective is a gang, then NATO is really a group commanded by the world’s highest military rank, Freemasonry – mother of communism, fertilized in 1789, born in 1917 and saved in 1945.

    In his book “TELL THE TRUTH AND SHAME THE DEVIL”, GERARD MENUHIN also makes a case for Adolf Hitler being the only statesman in the modern era who could have liberated the enslaved people of planet Earth from the clutches of organized world Zionism.

    “Sobriety rejects sensationalism. A perusal of reputable historical sources, some of them quite hard to find, helped me to form my own opinion. The most powerful persuasion, however, did not come from the rather dry accounts in my reading, but from the perfectly straightforward deduction that a people with the traditions and culture of the Germans did not almost overnight become barbarians and commit mass murder.”


    Is the script of the world according to the Talmud?

    The whole system is leftist: Freemasonry, politicians, press, judiciary…. all very well paid by the world banking elite. Empirically, leftism in any time or place is criminal and enslaving, because in every communist country, the people live in misery.

    Nazism fought communism

    Before the creation of the FED there was never a world war

    Big capital has historically demonstrated in its enslaving nature that it needs an FED that finances wars of looting and annihilation of any racial or spiritual nationalist intention.

  14. @Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Hahaha you figured wrong😂😂😂😂😂

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