by Pepe Escobar
The entire West
at the room at
and no trains...
We will all need plenty of time and introspection to analyze the
full range of game-changing vectors unleashed by the unveiling of
BRICS 11 last week in South Africa.
Yet time waits for no one.
will strike back in full
force; in fact its multi-hydra Hybrid War tentacles are already on
here I have attempted two rough
drafts of History on the birth of BRICS 11.
Essentially, what the
Russia-China strategic partnership is accomplishing, one (giant)
step at a time, is also multi-vectorial:
into an alliance to fight against U.S. non-diplomacy
the sanctions dementia
alternatives to SWIFT
autonomy, self-reliance and instances of sovereignty
and in the near
future, integrating BRICS 11 (and counting) with the
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to counter imperial
military threats, something already alluded to by President
Lukashenko, the inventor of the precious neologism "Global
In contrast, the
indispensable Michael Hudson has constantly shown how the
U.S. and EU's,
"strategic error of
self-isolation from the rest of the world is so massive, so
total, that its effects are the equivalent of a world war."
Thus Prof. Hudson's
contention that the proxy war in Ukraine, not only against Russia
but also against Europe,
"may be thought of as World War III."
In several ways, Prof. Hudson details, we are living,
"an outgrowth of
World War II, whose aftermath saw the United States establish
international economic and political organization under its own
control to operate in its own national self-interest:
Monetary Fund (IMF) to impose U.S. financial control and dollarize
the world economy
the World Bank (WB) to
lend governments money to bear the infrastructure costs of
creating trade dependency on U.S. food and manufactures
plantation agriculture, U.S./NATO control of oil, mining and
agencies under U.S. control, with veto power in all
international organizations that it created or joined."
Now it's another ball
game entirely when it comes to Global South, or Global Majority, of
"Global Globe" real emancipation.
Just take Moscow hosting
the Russia-Africa summit in late July, then Beijing, with Xi in
person, spending a day last week in Johannesburg with dozens of
African leaders, all of them part of the new Non-Aligned Movement
the G77 (actually 134
nations), presided by a Cuban, President Diaz-Canel...
That's the Russia-China
Double Helix in effect - offering large swathes of the "Global
Globe" security and high-tech infrastructure (Russia) and finance,
manufactured exports and road and rail infrastructure (China).
In this context, a BRICS currency is not necessary.
crucially quotes President Putin:
what's needed is a
"means of settlement" for Central Banks for their balance of
payments, to keep in check imbalances in trade and investment.
That has nothing to do
with a BRICS gold-backed supra-national currency.
Moreover, there will
be no need for a new reserve currency as increasingly more
nations will be ditching the U.S. dollar in their settlements...
Putin has referred to a
"temporary" accounting unit - as intra-BRICS 11 trade will be
inevitably expanding in their national currencies.
All that will develop in
the context of an increasingly overwhelming alliance of major oil,
gas, minerals, agriculture and commodities producers:
a real economy capable of supporting a new global order
progressively pushing Western dominance into oblivion.
Call it the soft way to euthanize Hegemony...
All aboard the
"malign China" narrative
Now compare all of the above with that piece of Norwegian wood
posing as NATO secretary-general telling the CIA mouthpiece paper in
Washington, in a unique moment of frankness, that the Ukraine War,
"didn't start in
2022. The war started in 2014"...
So here we have a
designated imperial vassal plainly admitting that the whole thing
started with Maidan, the U.S.-engineered coup supervised by cookie
Vicky "F**k the E" Nuland.
This means that NATO's
claim of a Russia "invasion", referring to the Special Military
Operation (SMO) is absolutely bogus from a legal standpoint.
It's firmly established that the spin doctors/paid propagandist
"experts" of Atlanticist idiocracy, practicing an unrivalled mix of
arrogance/ignorance, believe they can get away with anything when it
comes to demonizing Russia.
The same applies to their
new narrative on "malign China".
Chinese scholars which I have the honor to interact with are always
delighted to point out that imperial pop narratives and predictive
programming are absolutely useless when it comes to confronting
Zhong Hua ("The Splendid Central Civilization").
That's because China, as one of them describes it, is endowed with
purposeful and relentless aristocratic oligarchy at the helm of
the Chinese State",
...using tools of power
that guarantee, among other issues,
public safety and
hygiene for all
on learning useful information and skills, not
a monetary system
and the industrial capacity to make real stuff
diplomatic, supply chain, techno-scientific, economic,
cultural, commercial, geostrategic and financial networks
And yet, since at least
1990, Western mainstream media is obsessed to dictate that China's
economic collapse, or "hard landing", is imminent.
As another Chinese
scholar frames it,
"China's strategy has
been to let sleeping dogs lie and let lying machines lie.
Meanwhile, let China surpass them in their sleep and cause
the Empire's demise."
And that bring us full circle back to the New Great Game:
NATOstan versus the
No matter the evidence
provided by graphic reality, NATOstan in advanced seppuku mode
- especially the European sector - actually believes it will win the
war against Russia-China.
Welcome to 'NATOstan' - Formerly Known as
And the vicious circular argument to eventual global catastrophe
As Pepe Escobar
wrote - before the Russian
should expect clueless NATO puppets - starting with
secretary-general Stoltenberg - to understand the
After all, these are the same puppets who have been
building up a situation which might ultimately leave
Moscow with a single, stark choice: be ready to fight a
full scale hot war in Europe - which could become
nuclear in a flash...
And ready they
As for the Global South/Global Majority/"Global Globe", they are
regarded as enemies.
So their mostly poor
populations should be poisoned with,
...and soon NATO As
Global Robocop "security" outfits.
The coming of BRICS 11 is already unleashing a new imperial wave of
deadly poisoning, brand new viruses and cyborgs.
The imperial master issued the order to "save" the Japanese seafood
industry - a few scraps as quid pro quod for Tokyo acting as a rabid
dog in the imperial Chip War against China, and dutifully pledging
alliance at the recent Camp David summit side by side with the South
The EU vassals, in synch, lifted Japan food import rules just as
Fukushima nuclear wastewater was to be pumped into the ocean.
That's yet another
instance of the EU continuing to dig its own grave - as Japan is
set to suffer a Typhoon Number Ten type of blowback.
Radiation spread across
the world through the Pacific will breed endless cancer patients
around the world and simultaneously destroy the economy of several
small island nations relying heavily on tourism.
In parallel, Sergey Glazyev, Minister of Macroeconomics at
the Eurasian Economic Commission, part of the EAEU, has been
among the very few warning about the new trans-humanist frontier:
Injection craze ahead - something quite well documented in
Quoting Dr. Steve
Hotze, Glazyev in one of his Telegram posts explained what
DARPA (Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency) has been doing,
in the form of
graphene oxide and
into the human body, thus creating an interface between nanobots
and brain cells.
"a receptor, receiver
and transmitter of signals. The brain will receive signals from
the outside, and you can be manipulated remotely."
Glazyev also refers to
the by now frantic promotion of "Eris", a new Covid variety, named
by the WHO after the Greek goddess of discord and enmity, daughter
of the goddess of night, Nykta.
Those familiar with Greek mythology will know that Eris was quite
angry because she was not invited to the wedding of Peleus and
Her vengeance was to
plant at the feast a golden apple from the gardens of Hesperides
with the inscription "Most Beautiful":
that was the
legendary "apple of discord", which generated the Mother of All
Catfights between Hera, Athena and Aphrodite.
And that eventually led
to no less than the Trojan War.
In the White
Room, with black curtains
It's oh so predictable, coming from those "elites" running the show,
to name a new virus as a harbinger of war.
After all, The Next War
is badly needed because
Project Ukraine turned out to be a massive
strategic failure, with the cosmic humiliation
of NATO just around
During the Vietnam War - which the empire lost to a peasant
guerrilla army - the daily briefing at the command HQ in Saigon was
derided by every journalist with an IQ above room temperature as the
Saigon would never compare with the tsunami of daily follies offered
on the proxy war in Ukraine by a tawdry moveable feast at the White
House, State Dept., Pentagon, NATO HQ, the Brussels Kafkaesque
machine and other Western environs.
The difference is that
those posing as "journalists" today are cognitively incapable of
understanding these are "follies" - and even if they did, they would
be prevented from reporting them.
So that's where the collective West is at the moment:
in a White Room, a
simulacrum of Plato's Cave depicted in Cream's
1968 masterpiece, partly
inspired by William Blake, invoking pale "silver horses" and
exhausted "yellow tigers".
The entire West is
waiting at the room at the station with black curtains - and no
They will "sleep in this
place with the lonely crowd" and "lie in the dark where the shadows
run from themselves".
Outside in the cold, long distance, under the sunlight, away from
the moving shadows, across roads made of silk and iron, the Heavenly
Horses (Tianma) of the multipolar world gallop gallantly from
network to network,