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Defeated By The Taliban, Washington Decides To Take On Russia And China

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The Obama regime's "Pivot to Asia" announced Washington's plan to surround China with naval and air bases and to interject Washington into every dispute that China has with Asian neighbors. China has responded to Washington's provocation by expanding its air space, an action that Washington calls destabilizing when in fact it is Washington that is destabilizing the region.

China is unlikely to be intimidated, but could undermine itself if its economic reform opens China's economy to western manipulation. Once China frees its currency and embraces "free markets," Washington can manipulate China's currency and drive China's currency into volatility that discourages its use as a rival to the dollar. China is disadvantaged by having so many university graduates from US universities, where they have been indoctrinated with Washington's view of the world. When these American-programmed graduates return to China, some tend to become a fifth column whose influence will ally with Washington's war on China.

So where does this leave us? Washington will prevail until the US dollar collapses.

Many support mechanisms are in place for the dollar. The Federal Reserve and its dependent bullion banks have driven down the price of gold and silver by short-selling in the paper futures market, allowing bullion to flow into Asia at bargain prices, but removing the pressure of a rising gold price on the exchange value of the US dollar.

Washington has prevailed on Japan and, apparently, the European Central Bank, to print money in order to prevent the rise of the yen and euro to the dollar.

The Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic Partnerships are designed to keep countries in the US dollar payments system, thus supporting the dollar's value in currency markets.

Eastern European members of the EU that still have their own currencies have been told that they must print their own currencies in order to prevent a rise in their currency's value relative to the US dollar that would curtail their exports.

The financial world is under Washington's thumb. And Washington is printing money for the sake of 4 or 5 mega-banks.

That should tell the protestors in Ukraine all they need to know.

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Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments. His book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available here. His latest book,  How America Was Lost, has just been released and can be ordered here.

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On Youtube there is a video of an interview Mr. Ro... by Paul Repstock on Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 at 8:27:16 PM
As for Ukraine and Georgia, this anti-Russian thin... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 2:05:50 AM
JPEG screen shot taken from image bySamuel Bailey ... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 2:44:23 AM
As usual, the economic arguments are beyond my und... by Michael David Morrissey on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 2:31:35 AM
My understanding of the "looting" is that the "res... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 3:57:09 AM
One of the best known historical schemes to knock ... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 4:18:09 AM
What, pray tell, is the "Taliban" doing in the tit... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 3:48:44 PM
I take Mr. Roberts' title as meaning that since in... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 5:32:53 PM
I won't dispute your interpretation but that you h... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 7:50:57 PM
Mr. Becker:I stick by my restatement or interpreta... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 12:43:55 AM
This is a sad story.After 12 or 33 years, dependin... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 2:41:08 AM
The official (CFR) account essentially agrees that... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 2:53:24 AM
Robert: Watch the video I recomended in the first ... by Paul Repstock on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 1:33:27 AM
I have read Mr. Roberts for a long time and do you... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 10:02:45 AM
Defending glorious USA foreign policy:REALLY___ ON... by jean labrek on Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 at 6:12:09 PM
Hmmm, try this version.  If you've just been ... by Samson on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 1:36:25 AM
"If you've just been fought to a draw, or perhaps ... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:54:37 AM
A little bit of the history of the Ukraine would l... by Martin Cohen on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 6:25:48 PM
Please explain??  ... by Paul Repstock on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 1:34:58 AM
Well, the events that come to my mind are the figh... by Samson on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 1:40:59 AM
Mr. Roberts points to "Ukrainian nationalists' hat... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 3:06:27 AM
I am trying to concentrate on the fine erudite con... by Michael David Morrissey on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:00:33 AM
There are also the legendary Stinko brothers who c... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 3:03:37 PM
I wrote this in Y 2004 but it is still relevant ap... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 6:02:53 AM
Interesting and wide-ranging.  No real change... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 10:14:43 AM
YesI am  saying exactly that.  Although ... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 10:59:59 AM
Good, because I don't quite get how we possibly ha... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:58:42 AM
The theory I have  you most likely  do n... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 12:08:24 PM
I have no doubts that Putin and Russia have many f... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 12:22:42 PM
Yes, I think there is no consistent  'US poli... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 12:48:41 PM
Thanks Mark, it is nice to have 'local perspective... by Paul Repstock on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 1:28:00 PM
"Trouble" is not control by the west, and I posit ... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 2:03:37 PM
>>"For months in his writing, Mr. Roberts ha... by Paul Repstock on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 3:49:49 PM
I suspect that most politicians in the World, but ... by Paul Repstock on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 4:13:14 PM
As you may recall from my essay a few weeks back, ... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 5:34:49 PM
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Charles:You are more alarmist than I, who expects ... by Robert S. Becker on Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 at 11:56:17 AM
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current Ukrainian brouhaha is a private enterprise... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:45:25 PM
But there is no proof, offered by you, Mark, or PC... by Robert S. Becker on Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 at 11:57:20 AM
Read your diary, Mark.I strongly recommend everyon... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 3:14:07 PM
 it is my pleasureBut  as in all cases&n... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 3:50:01 PM
"A people without the knowledge of their past hist... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 5:35:13 PM
I agree we should first focus on this country and ... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 5:51:27 PM
Pardon me, as I descend from poetry into politics ... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 6:08:43 PM
The non-interventionist ideal, in USA postwar (pos... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 6:14:43 PM
Having descended from the poetic to the political,... by Charles Roll on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 6:33:21 PM
(Noting the comments above, esp. Samson and Roll's... by Martin Cohen on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 6:57:41 PM
If we here in the US do a survey  of educated... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 8:47:51 PM
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