The China, Russia, Iran Axis and the Creep of Monetary Reform

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Could a Regional Force Turn Against Saudi Arabia & Israel?

By JC Collins

With the growing concentration of military power in Syria comes the increased potential of a major regional conflict.  Such a conflict, between China, Russia, and Iran, as well as Syria, on one side, and the US, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, France, Canada, Australia, Britain, etc.., on the other side, could very well be considered a war involving the world’s major powers.

But consider the possibility that such sides will not materialize, and influential leaders will be successful in their attempts to organize and consolidate all under one collective mandate. With Germany’s Angela Merkel stating today that Assad must be a part of any Syrian peace talks, and Russia and China both becoming more involved in the conflict, such a possibility is now appearing to be more probable than it would have appeared only a few weeks ago.

The change in tune from American leaders on Syria and Assad is also signaling a policy shift where the US may finally be settling into the new multilateral position on geopolitical negotiating.  In fact, based on comments made last year by China (see Zero Hedge article from today), the US could very well be forced to either turn against its strategic covert force, represented by Islamic fundamentalism, or face future proceedings within the International Criminal Court for its support of crimes against humanity and supporting said extremist.

With the UN, World Bank, IMF, China, and the US Treasury itself, about to turn against US policy on monetary reforms (see post IMF Interim Reforms and the December Target), and implement Plan B strategies on restructuring the international monetary system, the US is slowly finding itself increasingly isolated on the world scene.

It has been made very clear by the emerging countries, represented largely by BRICS, and their central banks, as well as the international financial institutions, that any further American delays on monetary reforms will not be tolerated.  The fact that US allies joined on with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank earlier in the year is a testament to the shift in momentum, or loss of influence, which is turning against self-serving American interests.

The willingness of both the IMF and China to work closely together on monetary reform speaks volumes about the trend of future events.

Now we are seeing the same US allies who joined the AIIB also openly supporting a political solution in Syria which includes Assad, as detailed above with Germany.

Along the same lines, we are also being told that Ukraine, the other American front against the loss of the US economic and geopolitical power, will never be a member of NATO.  Such an act would be tantamount to declaration of war against Russia, as reported on RT.  This is a clear sign that other countries, including Eurozone members, are feeling less inclined to continue supporting American mandates.

Especially when such mandates are being proven to be counterproductive to the stability of the international monetary system and geopolitical direction of all concerned.

There have been various studies over the last few years which have shown that no one country, whether it’s Russia or China, could defeat America in a military confrontation.  But these studies also proved that America could not solely win a military confrontation against these other countries when they are unified as one force.

The US policy makers are very well aware of these scenarios and are becoming less inclined to get involved in a confrontation with a concentrated force of allies from around the world.

The concentration of firepower in Syria is worrisome in that the slightest mishap or misfire could set the region ablaze in all-out war between the majors.  This is why open dialogue is becoming more important.  The more guns in the region, the more open conversation is required to keep everything together.

A possible scenario which could unfold is the unification of all forces, including American, against the Islamic fundamentalist forces in the region.  For the most part, such a war would be extremely one-sided, as enemy positions are bombarded from the air by allied planes.  The damage inflicted upon the extremist forces would decimate any counterforce within days, or at the most, weeks.

It would be something similar to the blitzkrieg unleashed by America upon Iraq during the first Gulf War.

The fall of Damascus is hardly a foregone conclusion, and in fact is becoming less likely by the day.

Yet, it’s hard to imagine a reconciliation taking place between Iran and Saudi Arabia, or Iran and Israel, or even the political impact of a positive vote on Palestinian statehood in the United Nations.  The threat to Israel, and potentially even Saudi Arabia, by way of the war in Yemen, is that such a concentrated and unified force in the region could potentially be turned against them after the extremists are rooted out and the military machine begins looking for a new target.

Both Israel and Saudi Arabia are aware of this possibility, and have taken preliminary political steps to position themselves alongside both Russia and China, in the event their traditional American ally doesn’t just turn against their covert partners, but also against their not so covert regional partners.

The increase in tension surrounding the geopolitical events and monetary reforms are moving in unison.  It is becoming extremely difficult to not see the connection between both.  Almost two years ago I began writing about these events, and things have been progressing, for the most part, as expected.

It is still my contention that we will avoid all-out war and the world will transition to a multilateral monetary framework without the massive economic collapse that many are predicting.  There will be volatility, and some banks and institutions will fall, but at the end of the day, the world will transform, and the merits of the new system will become challenged right out of the gate, as the faults of Man continue to corrupt what emerges from the fray.  - JC

17 Comments on “The China, Russia, Iran Axis and the Creep of Monetary Reform”

  1. Really interesting article JC.. I need to study this for a while. The neocons will be really unhappy here in the US if they can't have a good ole fashioned war..

  2. Rumor mill has it that Deutsche Bank is about to fall. Rumor is they failed the stress test long ago. Now take that and this Volkswagen news and Germany faces some fierce headwinds.

    As far as Iran and Saudi Arabia will these two realize they are being played against each other by the British.

    And why would we see an all out war when Russia has the potential to wipe America out with a new age technology call a EMP. Game Over! I suspect this is why America has been losing ground internationally.

      1. The United States has a do not attack first strategy when it comes to war with Russia. Since we will wait for the first move we will be rendered helpless. This is the official mandate for war with Russia and I just think Obama knows his limits when trying to get his way in the middle east. I do not think either side wants a nuclear exchange.

        1. This is not entirely accurate.
          The US is using the "Wolfowitz Doctrine" which is the exact opposite of what you state.
          What you probably mean is "first-attack-with-nukes" in which case it is correct. But it has not prevented the US attacking using 4th gen warfare, which it has already done against both Russia and China
          Mind you, there are two centers of power in the US and Obama represents the rational one

          BTW, I enjoy your writings

    1. Actually the EMP trend is kind of old tech.

      "In 1962, EMP was fashionable and all the big militaries wanted in on it. Soviet Test 184 fired off about a 300-kiloton bomb about 300 kilometers up; the US Starfish Test fired off a 1.4-megaton bomb at about 400 kilometers. Both produced extensive, measurable effects in areas about 5,000 kilometers across, and interestingly ground measurements corresponded to about 1 million nT/min in both tests. This has led to speculation that you can only get so much energy out of an ionosphere."

      If we want to get older tech than that the sun has been blasting out EMP's....most likely way before humans invented them. A suns EMP would take out the entire earth.

      Here is a fairly lengthy article set out to debunk EMP's killing the cloud technology. Also if one looks close there is a commenter on one of the pages of the article that is a guy doing work under government funding in which they have developed some technology that seems it would protect life critical systems from an EMP (some sort of micro nano switch). But we can always walk around with tin foil hats or faraday suits and cages couldn't we? Hey anyone have an old chainmail suit laying around.

      Here's how a faraday suit might work. This guy says he's afraid of three things. 1. Electricity, 2. Heights, 3. Women and he says he's married also. Talk about facing his fears....and getting paid for two out of three of them ain't too bad either 🙂

      1. Good point Dane! any underground or vital technology and military bases most likely have a faraday cage around it in case of an EMP attack or satellite spying.

        If anything modern would be weaponized, it could possibly come out of CERN where they are accelerating particles faster than the speed of light to create antimatter, black holes, re-create the "big bang" energetically, and access different dimensions.

    2. I'm not sure vw will end. They survived the audi mess up a long time ago. The difference is that vw is the parent company for audi and porche. Can the rest of the vw line, audi and porche sales pull vw through?

      Can what Google is going through legally and the implementation of their new parent company Alphabet be an indicator of how such global situations can be handled?

      1. Now 2000 audi's are involved in the VW scandel. So is VW "too big to fail?"

        Wonder how this will effect GM's rolling out of their 2.4 liter diesel in 2016?

  3. JC,
    Oh happy day if it were to come to pass! Makes me wonder if the US Forth Estate will be held complicit for their role in propagandizing the narrative that enabled the whole mess.

  4. A french poet which name I do not remember said: " A war is a slaughter among people who have never meet before, following the orders of a few who meet among them but not kill each other".

    Wars, devaluations, and so on are only......."scams".


  5. This is a bit off this topic but Bitcoin is something we have discussed here before.

    "Careful what you wish for. Bitcoin aficionados wanted to be taken seriously, and they got their wish. A US regulator, the Commodities Future Trade Commission, says the digital currency is a commodity just like oil, copper and coffee beans -- and the CFTC therefore has authority over its markets. The commission filed and settled charges against Coinflip, a San Francisco-based Bitcoin exchange, and its CEO, Francisco Riordan, for trading options in the stuff illegally because it didn’t register as a contract market. Coinflip is small game, but with this move the CFTC asserts its authority over all Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency traders, which could change the rules of the game for a lot of people. “Innovation does not excuse those acting in this space from following the same rules” as everyone else, said every regulator to every disruptive business ever (and in this case CFTC Director of Enforcement Aitan Goelman.)"

  6. JC,

    Seeing the US abandon or turn against its proxy forces (ISIS) in Syria and the Heartland in general would be a welcome change indeed. Who will be left to play The New Great Game that has been going on for decades now? I hope you are right. It is unclear to me, however, how the US will abandon its relationships with extremists in Afghanistan and Turkey; as they are the ones securing its drug trade routes. Time will tell.

  7. this is a nice article, thanks JC.
    Finance and geopolitics always intermingle, JC has written about it extensively in the past
    But here, I don't think there will be a confrontation with the west, the west is folding backwards already to save face (which is often painless with 4th. Gen Warfare)
    And a "regional force" may not be more than symbolic
    I recommend the following 2 posts on the topic by MK Bhadrakumar, a senior Indian Diplomat with long service in many world capitals

    By the way, the writings of Bhadrakumar for the past few years outline the geopolitical transition in the region of Eurasia step-by-step.
    I strongly recommend his blog to all interested in Geopolitics

    regards to all

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