Sunday, April 7, 2013
When the Dust Finally Settles
BRICS, North Korea and US Rage and Betty gives away
her book to you
Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland
who or what is BRICS? BRICS stands for an association of trade agreements
and mutual aid between Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The
BRICS association is causing major fits in the US.
In fact, the Obama administration is choking with rage. But why, one may
inquire. Countries form trade and mutual aid agreements all the time.
The US has such associations with many
countries, including some of the above. But this particular
association between Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa is
an association like no other. It could conceivably change the entire
economic map of the world.
Bloomburg .com News (03/25/13)in bold headlines reads “BRICS NATIONS
PLAN NEW BANK TO BYPASS WORLD BANK, IMF”. How about them apples?
BRICS will not use the US dollar as their currency, but their own
currencies. Let’s see…what might this do to the World Bank,
International Monetary Fund, UN Security Council and major global
international US backed banks? Consider for a moment. BRICS compose
25 per cent of global GDP and 40 per cent of the world’s population.
Might the people of these countries prefer to deposit whatever money
they have with their own banks? Borrow from their own banks? Might
they prefer not to be bullied or threatened or overcharged by the
power of the US banks in conjunction with the IMF and World Bank?
What would this mean on the global stage.
I think it would mean that the back of
Western economic hegemony would be broken. Not all at once, of
course, but gradually. With time here would no longer be unlimited
amounts of money sucked out of poor people the world over that has
enabled the US to crush other countries with death dealing “shock
and awe”, or drone attacks.
No more “austerity” imposed by IMF and
the World Bank. No more deliberately creating recessions by The
Federal Bank in the US in order to make money scarce so the wealth
the banks and Wall Street hold becomes more valuable. This is why
the Obama administration and military is choking with rage. And what
does the US do when it gets angry or feels threatened in the
slightest by the idea that other people in the world might not love
them and their blood sucking banking system? They rev up the war
The US (along with Israel) had hoped to go into Iran. Hillary
Clinton made impassioned plea after plea, at the UN, threat after
threat, warning after warning, to China and Russia not to block the
US desire to shock and awe Iran. But China and Russia weren’t
interested in helping the US acquire a foothold in Iran.
Iran is in their backyard. The Russians and the Chinese are not
crazy. Why would they help the US overrun their own neighbourhood?
Not much headway here for the US so they started on Syria.
Hillary Clinton began speaking forcibly about regime change in
Syria. Regime change like in Libya, Iraq, Egypt, and Afghanistan.
Clinton didn’t seem in the slightest bothered that the protesters in
Syria were reported to be increasingly composed of the Muslim
Brotherhood with ties to Al Qaida and the Taliban. The war on
terrorism was supposed to be about war on the Taliban and Al Qaida,
the ones who wanted to come to this continent and kill us.
But it now seems the US will bond with
anybody who will take them physically closer to Russia and China and
if that’s the Taliban and Al Qaida so be it. But that plan hasn’t
gone anywhere, either.
And now, thoroughly frustrated with China and Russia for thwarting
their right to invade and occupy whatever country they please, they
now have this BRICS thing to deal with. It’s all too much. But
still, these intellectual giants surmise, there’s North Korea. North
Korea is being disobedient to the US and the UN and this
disobedience might after all be the best way for the US to sneak up
to and spread along China’s borders.
They truly are crazy. And China knows this. Which explains why China
is being low key about North Korea. China is not advertising the
army she is amassing along the border with North Korea. Aljazeera
English reported (4/4/13) a US spokesman told the press that the US
had come to the conclusion that perhaps they themselves were at
fault for the increased tensions by recent US actions that may have
been misinterpreted by North Korea. And that the US would like to
cool down the situation (CBC evidently hasn’t received the news yet.
As of yesterday (4/6/13) CBC is still mouthing the US one sided line
of North Korea’s threats with no mention of the US moderation).
But exactly why has the US decided to
pull back somewhat on Washington’s “Playbook” plan is somewhat
curious (“The Playbook Plan” being the White House approved plan to
ratchet up tension with North Korea during the Pentagon’s war games
with South Korea (Wall Street Journal article by Adam Entours and
Julian E. Barnes (4/3/13) entitled “US dials back on Korean show of
But perhaps the US has just discovered the recent massive Chinese
military build up along China’s borders with North Korea. This has
been done quietly with no fanfare or threats to anybody. Just a
massive buildup of military strength in case some stupid decision is
made by the US or South Korea under US directions to try to invade
North Korea. And somebody in the Obama Administration must have had
a flash back to the Korean War.
I remember back in the fifties as a young housewife listening to the
radio news about the Korean War while my baby napped. I was
horrified by the announcer’s description of what he called “the
hordes of Chinese solders spilling over the border into Northern
Korea to slaughter American soldiers when the US was just trying to
do good and bring democracy to the entire Korean peninsula.” What
kind of people must these Chinese be, I wondered?
But in spite of the ignorance of the
American people, including my own, the US sensed they had made a
grave mistake and immediately pulled their military away from the
Chinese border. The Korean War ended quickly after that with the
northern half of Korea given over to China’s influence. And that
influence still reigns. China primarily supports North Korea, but
does not own her. However, China will most certainly do what has to
be done, as in the past, to protect North Korea and China’s own
And the Obama administration and US military will just have to choke
on its own rage. The world is changing and they will change with it,
or die as a nation. As will all of Europe and the Western World,
including us. The world will be the worse for it in many ways, I am
sure, but I think it will also be better. Much better. When the dust
Betty Shares Her Book
decks for my new book, BETTY, BLUE BELL AND BITCH: A Creative,
Non-Fiction Inspired by Harriet Nahanee (slated for release in early
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DANGEROUS PLACE: My Journey Between the Passions of the Living and
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