West vs. BRICS: The New Cold War
By Daily Bell Staff - March 09, 2016

Lula and the BRICS in a fight to the death … “BRICS” is the dirtiest of acronyms in the Beltway/Wall Street axis … So it’s no surprise the three key BRICS powers have been under simultaneous attack, on many fronts, for some time now. -RT

This RT article provides us a momentous summary of the world’s latest Cold War.

It is “The BRICS Versus the Anglosphere.”

The analysis comes from one of the savviest of global journalists, Pepe Escobar, who regularly publishes well-received books about international power politics.

More on the tensions:

On Russia, it’s all about Ukraine and Syria, the oil price war … On China, it’s all about “Chinese aggression” in the South China Sea and the (failed) raid over the Shanghai/Shenzhen stock exchanges.

Brazil is the weakest link among these three key emerging powers. Already by the end of 2014 it was  clear the usual suspects would go no holds barred to destabilize the seventh largest global economy, aiming at good old regime change …

So the proverbial lines have been drawn.

After all, the BRICS have set up their own competing version of the International Monetary Fund and are soliciting currency deals around the world that bypass the dollar.

Their leaders are even contemplating a new reserve currency, perhaps a basket of world currencies that they could develop jointly with the IMF.

The article mentions a “major underwater fiber-optic telecom cable between Brazil and Europe, as well as … uniting South America to East Asia – both bypassing US control.”

Finally, the article covers the recent, emergent political harassment of Brazil’s previous president, “Lulu,” who reportedly spent a good deal of his presidency fending off US Big Oil.

As far back as 2009, major US oil producers lusted after Brazil’s fabulous oil wealth, according to documents provided by WikiLeaks. But it was Lulu – Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – who built up state-run Petrobras to manage Brazil’s vast oil resources and gave oil exploration rights to China’s Sinopec rather than Western oil giants.

Thus, comes payback. Its mechanism is the close cooperation between Brazilian Federal Police and the FBI and CIA. These policing elements are driving a “Car Wash” investigation that has unearthed massive corruption.

Ordinarily, a scandal of this size would end because the Brazilians involved are at the peak of society. The police leading the way would have been removed and the investigation side-tracked.

That’s how it works in the West.

But no such arrangement can take place in Brazil, given that Western intelligence agencies are surreptitiously leading the charge.

The investigation has reached legendary Lulu himself. The former president was detained about Petrobras corruption in a move that “sent shockwaves around the world.”

The article tells us the idea was to tarnish Lulu’s reputation and also to make Lulu aware that he should not run again for president in 2018.

We also learn that Lulu defended himself ably through a four-hour interrogation and addressed the nation in a “political master class of a speech.” Lulu cast himself believably as a martyr and energized his allies.

The political project … couldn’t care less about “justice”; the only thing that matters is to perpetuate a vicious political crisis as a means to drag the seventh largest economy in the world into the mud and reach the Holy Grail: a … good ol’ regime change.

However …

It seems to us that one can make the same argument when it comes to the emergent Cold War. Significant undercurrents swirl that have little to do with published news.

Please note:

  • Russia, China and Brazil use Western-style central banking economies. Western elites were instrumental in installing these systems in all three countries.
  • The global strategies these countries use to oppose Western power and influence – such as the creation of a BRIC-IMF – are also Western in design and intent.
  • Finally, even the name “BRICS” was developed in the West by a Goldman Sachs banker.

The BRICS are in many senses Western.

How is it that the West is entering into a new Cold War with countries that were essentially nursed into their current success and power by Western elite interests?

Having been painstakingly created by the West from an economic standpoint, these three huge countries (and perhaps India too) will now provide determined opposition to the Western model much as did the USSR before its mysterious collapse.

Are we looking at a new Cold War …

Or Cold War propaganda?

Are we facing political history …

Or a super-sized Hegelian dialectic?

And what would be the synthesis? A merger of all parties concerned into a truly global leadership structure?

Western economies have been thoroughly depressed over the past decade even as the BRICS have been built up. This kind of evening-out is necessary if one wants to significantly advance internationalization.

However, without a fundamental clash, no compromises can be made. So, it is perfectly possible that we are headed in the direction of a new Cold War.

But not merely as the outcome of defensive necessities. Instead, as the result of elite manipulations leading to the further evolution of global governance.

Note this, please. Internalize it.

Don’t be misled by Cold War hype or a determination to “do something” to help your country. To participate, if our hypothesis is correct, is only to support what must be, in bluntest terms, a charade.

Conclusion: We arrive once again at the conclusion that your first priority must be your own interests and that of your family. Don’t pay attention to the “noise.” Don’t be confused by appeals to your patriotism. Stay away from this upcoming globalist enterprise masquerading as a Cold War.

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  • rmp

    Interesting, but how long until the final synthesis arrives? I think your observation is interesting, and the proof is in the IMF connection. If the BRICS were sincere in competing by establishing their own version, why connect at all with the IMF, why not go it alone? Isn’t that the clue of who’s really in charge?

  • The Final Chap.

    In the mid of last century, 7 finance ministers met and decide the following :
    Year 2000 Euro creation and introduction to the European market.
    2050 the wold will have 3 currencies .
    2060 the joined of the 3 currencies under one, USA will be the world central bank which will give each country their yearly need.

    I think, nothing changed from the planned vision from that date.

    It would be better to wide speard the minute of that meeting held in that date so people will more aware that they are fully controlled by the Elites

  • alaska3636 recognizes the trend towards scientism:
    Why are so many smart people so dumb about philosophy

    Nye takes most of the punches, as well he should; De Grasse Tyson gets winged too.

    • dave jr

      Hi Alaska!
      What should be considered as “smart”? Hard intelligent work resulting in scientific discoveries; or the ability to find sponsors who will pay for regurgitated and adulterated factoids for public consumption. In my youth, I used to like Bill Nye the lying guy.

      • alaska3636

        Hey Dave,

        Like a lot of hucksters (I’m looking at you, Al Sharpton), Bill is obviously smart enough to get paid; but, he’s probably not the kind of smart that would make him very useful over a round of beers.

        The article that I posted is interesting for the inherent push-back that it represents against technocracy, or the pervasive idea that the scientific method and sensory data are all that is needed in order to arrive at perfect truth. There are more things in heaven and Earth than are dreamt up of…and so on.

        • dave jr

          I’m with you on that, but maybe I’m not with the general populace. There is, I’m sure, an age old question; what is more important…truth…or getting along? I observe that the majority wants to get along and so scientific evidence typically takes a back seat until it is given the green light once the channels of economic exploitation are built. No alarmism here, just a point toward my perceived reality.
          I really like your posts. I wish to see more of them.

          • alaska3636

            Thanks, Dave!

    • Bruce C.

      Great link. Thanks.

      Funny that the opening statement was, “There’s no doubt that Bill Nye ‘the science guy’ is extremely intelligent.”

      I’ve long had an issue with claims of human intelligence. It could very well be why “the world” is in the state that it is. More often that not, people who have been proven wrong in their thinking are still considered “brilliant”, or whatever. It’s pretty amazing. I think it’s because they talk or write so much that others assume it must be right. Literally, it seems to have become the effort expended that garners the label. Marx and Keynes are germane examples at this site, but there are scores more in other fields as well.

  • Praetor

    Excellent analysis, DB. The last word says it all ‘charade”. The outcome of all we see has been determined. The points of contention are of position, who will have the final say. When a decision most be made, there most be someone or group that has the authority to enforce the decision made. They most also get the humans to except this authority. This the easy part, beat them on the head with sticks, shoot them down in the streets like dogs or starve them in to submission. The hard part is get those of the leading class of the various units (countries) to except the authority of the one. Natural Law and Human Action is their true enemy. The enemy of the controllers of chaos is simply ‘We the People’. As always has been, ‘outcome in doubt’. Prepare, survive!!!!

    • gary hillerich

      “who WILL have the final say?”
      the globalists..the new world order gang are betting on their God,Lucifer..I’m putting my money on my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ..
      to chain Satan up for a thousand years,right along with Baphomet’s earthly minions who have caused so much pain and suffering to so many who have done no wrong, and for what?..pieces of worthless ink and paper and central bank computer digits and meaningless material wealth and the phony power that comes with it,for a mere speck of time in eternity here on this evil infested earth..I’ll take eternal,everlasting life through salvation and repentance of sin through Christ any day!..a free gift for all through and from Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, because God so loved the world and his creation he gave his only son to save humanity!
      pray to God I’m still around for the tribulation and the rapture as the meek WILL inherit the righteous new world order..

  • Ed F

    I have not posted on this site for many years,love the info,but this article just made me connect some dots.maybe I’m being too conspiratorial,but now I know why ZIKA virus was hatched in Brazil,especially with the upcoming about crushing a sovereign nations economy ,this virus has been around since the 1950s I think..?all of a sudden it’s Main Stream media soap opera.The PTB will stop at nothing to get their one world govt…I live in the states and I’m discusted with my government,that’s why Trump is in the lead.hope they don’t kill him!!

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  • rahrog

    Within all nations there are individuals, and groups of individuals, who will side with the NWO globalists. Within all nations there are individuals, and groups of individuals, who will oppose the NWO globalists. We live in interesting times.

    • Pilgrim

      Thank God there are those who oppose it. As Christ said, “I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.”

  • Pilgrim

    When criminals are in charge, those attempting to establish order will be treated as criminals.

    As the criminality of western economic totalitarianism becomes ever more brash, BRICS are the antithesis, but they are not seeking synthesis. They’re seeking independence. This isn’t a Hegelilan dialectic emerging, it’s an economic revolution underway.