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Escobar: Baghdad On The Potomac – Welcome To The Blue Zone

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Saker blog, The season opening of the Joe and Kammy Regime Change Show could not be a more appropriate roomful of mirrors reflecting the self-described US “political elite”. The star of the Joe and Kammy Regime Change Show During the 2000s, I came face to face with Baghdad’s Green…

Escobar: The Assange Saga – Practicing Real Journalism Is Criminally Insane

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Synchronicity is definitely fond of mirror wonderwalls. The Julian Assange saga seemed to have entered a new chapter as he was, in thesis, on his way to – conditional – freedom this past Monday, only one day after the first anniversary of the start of the Raging Twenties:…

Escobar: Turkey Pivots To The Center Of The New Great Game

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, When it comes to sowing – and profiting – from division, Erdogan’s Turkey is quite the superstar. Under the delightfully named Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), the Trump administration duly slapped sanctions on Ankara for daring to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defence systems. The…

Escobar: When Deplorables Become Ungovernables

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Strategic Culture Foundation, China, Russia and Iran are the top three existential “threats” to the U.S., according to the National Security Strategy. Three features distinguish the top three. They are all sovereign powers. They are under varying degrees of sanctions. And they are the top three nodes of the…

Escobar: There’s No Escape From Our Techno-Feudal World

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, The political economy of the Digital Age remains virtually terra incognita. In Techno-Feudalism , published three months ago in France (no English translation yet), Cedric Durand, an economist at the Sorbonne, provides a crucial, global public service as he sifts through the new Matrix that controls all our lives. Durand…

Escobar: Flying Dragon, Crashing Eagle

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Four geoeconomic summits compressed in one week tell the story of where we stand in these supremely dystopian times… The (virtual) signing of RCEP in Vietnam was followed by the equally virtual BRICS meeting hosted by Moscow, the APEC meeting hosted by Malaysia, and the G20 this past weekend hosted by…

Escobar: RCEP Hops On The New Silk Roads

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Ho Chi Minh, in his eternal abode, will be savoring it with a heavenly smirk. Vietnam was the – virtual – host as the 10 Asean nations, plus China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, on the final…

Escobar: First Comes A Rolling Civil War

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Biden is on a double precipice of the worst-ever economic depression coupled with imminent explosions of social rage… The massive psyops is ongoing. Everyone familiar with the Transition Integrity Project (TIP) knew how this would imperatively play out. I chose to frame it as a think tank…

Escobar: Banana Follies – The Mother Of All Color Revolutions

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, A gaming exercise of the perfect, indigenous color revolution, code-named Blue, was leaked from a major think tank established in the imperial lands that first designed the color revolution concept. Not all the information disclosed here about the gaming of Blue has been declassified. That may well…

Escobar: Russia & China Bid Farewell To America’s Failing Democracy

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Neither Trump nor Biden can stop a China-Russian partnership that is blazing new state-led paths to progress and prosperity… Whatever the geopolitical and geoeconomic consequences of the spectacular US dystopia, the Russia-China strategic partnership, in their own slightly different registers, have already voted on their path forward….