Portentous Developments In 2022? (January 23, 2023)

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J          “The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February. Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations does not suffice for me.”

K          “The United States weaponization of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) system followed by the U.S. confiscation of Russian reserves in March.  The world knows beyond a reasonable doubt that the U.S. cannot be trusted.  Without elemental trust, there is nothing.  The overriding strategic concern of every nation on Earth at this time is to firewall itself from the U.S. without the U.S. perceiving the action.”

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[Scrutinize, analyze and synthesize “Contrarian Thoughts on the Petro-Yuan and Gold-Backed Currencies” by Charles Hugh Smith in “Of Two Minds” dated January 19, 2023 and “Global South: Gold-backed currencies to replace the US dollar” by Pepe Escobar, the recipient of the Sixth Annual Pushitzer Prize In Commentary For 2021 (June 7, 2021), in “The Cradle” dated January 19, 2023.]

[See the e-commentary at The Cuban Missile Crisis And The Monroe Doctrine Today (February 28, 2022), Sanctions, Supply Chains And World War E (March 7, 2022) and World War E Breeds Bretton Woods III;  BW II And The PetroDollar Will RIP? (March 14, 2022).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

“To be an enemy of America can be dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal.”  Henry Kissinger

When all this social distance stuff is over, I still want people to stay away from me.

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