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Marc Faber: These Trade Wars are Going to be Very Negative for Everyone

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 3, 2018

https://marcfabersblog.blogspot.com/

…Concerning global trade, you are right. The idea was that multinationals in Europe and especially in the US could open up new markets like China and then sell their goods into these markets. But conditions have somewhat changed in the sense that it is the Chinese and other emerging economies that sold their goods into the US.

So to some extent, it backfired on the US and as you know the US is not the fair player and they reacted negatively. These trade sanctions or trade barriers, in my view are not very negative for China and other countries. Rather they are very negative for the US. This is my assessment of the situation.

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Russia, China eclipse US in hypersonic missiles, prompting fears

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 27, 2018

We spend more than the next ten highest foreign defense budgets put together. That includes Russia and China.

The standard government solution is spend even more.

If we are behind in defense capability it is not the fault of the “austere” budget. We spend too much getting pounded by countries barely out of the stone age and building floating dinosaurs susceptible to China’s carrier killer cruise missiles.

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/380364-china-russia-eclipse-us-in-hypersonic-missiles-prompting-fears

BY REBECCA KHEEL

Russia and China are outpacing the United States in the development of super-fast missile technology, Pentagon officials and key lawmakers are warning.

Russia says it successfully tested a so-called hypersonic missile this month, while China tested a similar system last year expected to enter service soon.

“Right now, we’re helpless,” Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in advocating for more investment in hypersonics, along with missile defense.

Hypersonics are generally defined as missiles that can fly more than five times the speed of sound…

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Fix Bayonets! – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 24, 2018

So you don’t understand war…oops defense policy-Follow the money.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/02/eric-margolis/fix-bayonets-lets-attack-china-and-russia/

Which brings us back to General ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis. He is quite right that so-called terrorists (that’s anyone who actively opposes the Lex Americana) pose no real life or death threat to the US mainland.

But if so, how then to maintain the $1 trillion US military budget? Well, of course, trot out those good old ‘Reds Under Our Beds.’ Actually, the Pentagon has been planning a new war with China for the past three years, a mainly air and naval conflict to dominate China’s coasts and seas. The Pentagon is loading up on new aircraft, missiles, satellites and naval craft for the next Pacific War, and trying to enlist India as an ally against China.

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A Multi-Polar Cooperative World – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 14, 2018

The only alternative is a multi-polar world with enough cooperation and mutual respect of the rival countries that they live and let live.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/02/michael-s-rozeff/multi-polar-cooperative-world-is-the-only-option/

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Because the three major rivals in the world, Russia, China, and the United States, each have nuclear weapons and systems to wipe each other out and make the world uninhabitable, there is only one option that spells the survival of mankind along with its current state of knowledge. No one of these three countries and no alliance of lesser powers can take over the world and form a world government because the others will resist. If one of these attempts to rule the world, the likelihood of nuclear war rises dramatically. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trump’s Tariffs are Statism On the March – Jonah Goldberg

Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 27, 2018

Exceptional article, especially for a neocon.

Carmakers get tariffs put on cheaper imports then raise their price to just below the tariffed price.

The privileged few make out. You take it on the chin.

https://townhall.com/columnists/jonahgoldberg/2018/01/26/trumps-tariffs-are-statism-on-the-march-n2439835

…Sometimes the government protects certain industries in order to goose employment or in the name of keeping prices low for the people or prices high for the producers (i.e. farmers, favored industries, etc.). But such subsidies not only stifle innovation, they also end up hurting consumers or taxpayers or both.

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Practical Vietnam, Imploding America – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 30, 2017

Why is Americans putting America first a political correctness crime?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/12/linh-dinh/practical-vietnam-imploding-america-and-china-as-beacon/

 Way overpopulated, China has been exporting people and importing jobs for decades, while the US did the exact opposite. Chinese immigrants send money home and open new markets for Chinese goods, so it’s great, from China’s perspective, that Chinese are flooding into the Russian Far East, Europe, North America and Africa, although many have decamped from the last for greener pastures. No traffic is going in the other direction, mind you, for China has the lowest percentage of immigrants in the entire world.

It has been pointed out that China can accomplish much because it’s not bogged down by bipartisan politics, unlike the US, but the real reason is that the Chinese leadership still has a nation first mentality. They’re protective of Chinese identity and values, and feel, in a Confucian sense, that they can only justify their hold on power by doing what’s best for the Chinese nation. They’re nationalists, in short. Moreover, China doesn’t send its sons to die for a foreign power and/or arms manufacturers, and the Chinese media don’t mock and corrupt ordinary Chinese.

In the US, nationalism is reduced to waving the flag and mindless support for the troops, wherever they’re sent, on whatever pretext. As for the college indoctrinated, nationalism is just a shameful concept. Within such a context, it’s no wonder this nation is deformed, drugged and dying.

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Face It, The Mighty U.S. Aircraft Carrier is Finished | The American Conservative

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 4, 2017

This is what will be on our carriers. Over budget, under performing, short on range and helmets cost half a million each.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/face-it-the-mighty-u-s-aircraft-carrier-is-dead/

The U.S. Navy (and to be frank, the whole U.S. military) is living in a state of total denial. In the next great powers war, or perhaps even in a conflict with a mid-tier power like Iran, at least one of our aircraft carriers will sink to the bottom of the sea. That means thousands of lives could be lost—and there would be very little we could do to stop it.

We need to get used to a very simple reality: the decades-old age of the aircraft carrier, that great symbol of U.S. power projection, has now passed. We can deny the evidence that is right before our eyes, but innovations in anti-ship missiles over many decades—combined with advanced but short-range carrier-based U.S. fighter aircraft and missile defenses that can be easily defeated—have conspired to doom one of the most powerful weapons ever devised. Read the rest of this entry »

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BUSTED: New reports shows FBI hacked computers in Russia, China and Iran

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 10, 2017

I am sure it was an accident. I am sure the FIB stopped when they discovered their ‘error’.

I mean really, ‘they’ are the bad guys, we are the good guys. We don’t do bad things…although we will overthrow your government if you don’t do as you are told.

http://theduran.com/busted-new-reports-shows-fbi-continuously-hacked-computers-in-russia-china-and-iran/

While running an investigation into a global child pornography network, the FBI blindly hacked into computers in Russia, China and Iran.

The Daily Beast reports…

During a hacking operation in which U.S. authorities broke into thousands of computers around the world to investigate child pornography, the FBI hacked a number of targets in Russia, China, and Iran, The Daily Beast has learned.

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Are You Ready to Die? – Will Washington follow Adolf Hitler’s folly and march into Russia?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 3, 2017

If you were Russia what would you do?

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/10/02/are-you-ready-to-die-2/

Greenwald explains that the US media is so conditioned by the National Security State to see Russian President Putin lurking behind and masterminding attacks on America that it is “now religious dogma”—a requirement—to find Russian perfidy everywhere. The result Greenwald correctly says is that “an incredibly reckless, anything-goes climate prevails when it comes to claims about Russia. Media outlets will publish literally any official assertion as Truth without the slightest regard for evidentiary standards.”

russia wants war

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Little Men of DC and NYC Deam of New Wars

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 5, 2017

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/08/fred-reed/little-men-dc-nyc-deam-new-wars/

Why do those inadequate little men in Washington and New York dream of new wars? Because the empire is near a tipping point.

Washington must either either start a war in Korea, or gets faced down by the North, its carriers ignored, its bombers “sending signals” and making “shows of force” without result. 

Iran has not caved to Washington’s threats and sanctions and clearly isn’t going to. Another strategic loss, a big one, unless–the hawks seem to think–remedied by a war. Iran wants to trade with Europe and Europe likes the idea. Worse, Iran is becoming a vital part of China’s aim to integrate Europe and Asia economically. To the empire this smells of death. The frightened grow desperate. Read the rest of this entry »

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