Geopolitics

It is very difficult to find out the truth about Geopolitical activities as they tend to be surrounded by media bias and information is kept confidential by Governments, which only gets revealed in declassified/redacted documents many years after the event. Below are some interesting thoughts on various situations evolving throughout the world. This section will only mention geopolitics within recent history (~2000+), for earlier accounts of geopolitics please see the History section of this website.

History is written by the victor. Hence I include speeches by figures which are controversial in the mainstream, in order to understand the situation from their perspective.
It is also important to note that propaganda was used in Nazi Germany to control the thoughts of its population without their awareness. It has been 70 years since then and our understanding of the human brain has improved significantly. I wonder how effective modern-day propaganda would be now? Would we not be aware that we were being controlled just like the German population during WW2?

Another important point is that most warfare today occurs in the forms of trade sanctions, free trade agreements, loans, financial flows and economic destruction.

A wealth of knowledge on the subject of Geopolitical history (past and present) and many other things is Noam Chomsky, a linguistics professor at MIT.

US
ISIS
Middle East
Syria
Israel
Palestine
Russia
China
Iran
Yemen
Ukraine
Libya
Egypt
Iraq
Afghanistan
Mali
Pakistan
Correlations

US
US balance of power around the world
The Petrodollar (4 parts) – This is useful for understanding US foreign policy
The Petrodollar (video)
Zerohedge: Death of the Petrodollar
Chomsky: Why America is the greatest threat to world peace
Confessions of an economic hitman (short, full interview)
General Wesley Clark: Wars were planned (video)

General Wesley Clark (former US general and NATO general) tells of how Middle East destabilization was planned as far back as 1991

General Wesley Clark: ISIS Serves Interests Of US Allies Turkey And Saudi Arabia

Hammond: Use of cluster munitions
US civilian massacre in Afghanistan
US media on foreign policy
Infographic of American war crimes
Hammond: US newspeak in international relations
Hammond: US, Iran and Israel
Hammond: US foreign policy for dummies: Iraq, Iran, Israel
Wikileaks cables shed light on US foreign policy failures
US spending billions funding foreign fighters
9 US chemical weapon attacks

US list of overthrowing other people’s governments
List of authoritarian regimes supported by the US
Wikipedia of sanctions on countries
Declassified CIA Manual Shows How US Uses Bureaucracy to Destabilize Governments

Map of the British Empire past and present
List of states with nuclear weapons

ISIS
Declassified Pentagon report reveals US allowed creation of ISIS as a tool to overthrow Syria’s president Assad
Reality Check: Proof U.S. Government Wanted ISIS To Emerge In Syria (video)

3,000 “Moderate Rebels” Defect to the ISIS

60-80% of arms sent to Syria have ended up in the hands of extremists
ISIS captures hundreds of US vehicles and tanks after forces retreat from Ramadi
ISIS takes control of US weapons airdrop intended for Kurds
US paradrops 50 tons of ammo to Syrian rebels
ISIS acquires 2300 US Humvees after forces retreat from Mosul
Iraqi bankers say that ISIS never stole any money from the Mosul bank
US Gives ISIS 45 Minute Warning On Oil Tanker Strikes

Where does ISIS get its supplies?
Putin talks about ISIS and US foreign policy (video)
CIA ignored rise of ISIS since 2013 says Syrian rebel ‘spy chief’

The Syrian oil fields targeted in UK airstrikes were already “obliterated” by Russia
Terror financiers are living freely in Qatar, US discloses

Hackers trace ISIS accounts back to the UK Government

Iraq Seeks To Cancel Security Agreement With US, Will Invite Russia To Fight ISIS

Turkey
Turkey shoots down Russian warplane on Syria border

How Turkey Exports ISIS Oil To The World

Did Turkey Just Invade Iraq To Protect Erdogan’s ISIS Oil Smuggling Routes?

Turkish MP faces treason charges after telling RT ISIS used Turkey for transiting sarin

Caught On Tape: Russian Fighter Jets Destroy Huge ISIS Oil Convoy In Transit To Turkey

China Says Turkey Needs To Respect Iraq’s Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity

Turkish jets strike Kurdish positions in Iraq amid rising tension between Ankara & Baghdad

Saudi Arabia
Wahhabism to ISIS: how Saudi Arabia exported the main source of global terrorism

Captagon: The Jihadist’s Drug

Saudi prince busted with two tons of ISIS drug and cocaine on his private plane

How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country

Saudi Arabia uncovered documentary (video)

WikiLeaks cables portray Saudi Arabia as a cash machine for terrorists

Middle East
Red text indicates % of oil transported across the sea. China is planning to set up a military base (its first one overseas) on the African side of the Bab el-Mandeb choke point

Iraq, Syria and Iran leader’s are affiliate with the Shiite strain of Islam, the rest are Sunni.

Ex-CIA officer: America creates its own enemies (video)

Syria
Drought due to climate change significantly contributed to protests that lead to the Syrian civil war
Syria hands over final chemical weapons for destructionFactors leading to Syrian civil war
Map of ISIS in Syria and Iraq
 (Jan 2015)

Map of factions in Syria (Sept 2015)
Western firms primed to cash in on Syria’s oil and gas ‘frontier’
Syria war was planned in advance – Ex-French foreign minister (video)
Hammond: Banging the drums for war on Syria
BBC Interview with Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (video)
RT interview with Assad 2015 (video)
France Deploys Its Only Aircraft Carrier To Fight ISIS
German Bundestag approves sending 1,200 troops on anti-ISIS ‘support’ mission in Syria

Chemical weapons:
Sy Hersh Reveals Potential Turkish Role in Syria Chemical Strike

“Start A False Flag War With Syria” Leaked Recording That Erdogan Wanted Banned

ISIS obtained materials for chemical weapons ‘from Turkish government,’ Turkish MP claims

CIA, Saudis To Give “Select” Syrian Militants Weapons Capable Of Downing Commercial Airliners
Secret cable reveals US plan to overthrow Assad by exploiting extremist groups
US Had Secret Discussions With Assad Regime, Tried To Start Military Coup

WikiLeaks: US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia Planned to Overthrow Syrian Govt. in 2006

A tweet from McCain in 2011: “Qaddafi on his way out, Bashar al Assad is next”

Clinton emails: “The best way to help Israel deal with Iran’s growing nuclear capability is to help the people of Syria overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad… Israeli leaders to contemplate a surprise attack — if necessary over the objections of Washington”

Israel
Israel exploits Syrian chaos to plan looting of Golan oil

Israel Grants Oil Rights in Syria to Murdoch and Rothschild

Studebaker: Netanyahu’s re-election is a disaster for Israel
British MPs talk about Israel (video)
Jimmy Carter: Israel (video)
Normal Finkelstein on Israel (video)
Medical Care for Terrorists Will Get You Bombed by the US… Unless You’re Israel
Israeli army admits to using pesticides as a weapon of war

Israel Conducts Secret Training Exercises Against Russian Air Defense Systems

Palestine
Studebaker: Both Israel and Hamas are wrong to claim self-defence
Occupation 101 (video documentary)
Israel and Palestine war explained
UN partition of Palestine into Palestine and Israel
US hypocrisy over Israel (video) – reporter challenges spokesperson for State Department
Israel plans to demolish 17,000 Arab buildings in the West Bank, says UN
Facebook group for regular updates on news in Palestine

Russia

Since NATO was originally created it has been expanding its member countries eastwards towards Russia despite promising that it would not. It has set up outposts along the Russian border, which eventually lead to Russia retaliation in Ukraine to warn Ukraine not to join NATO.
Since the invasion of Ukraine, due to the US not requiring much energy input from abroad because of fracking, US and Saudi Arabia teamed up to crash oil prices extremely low. This is because Russia is an exporter of national gas and depends heavily on it for its income. This had terrible effects on the Russian currency and economy.

The US have also tried to connect oil pipelines from its allies in the middle-east to the EU, so that the EU does not need to import gas from Russia any longer, which would further cripple its economy. The plans for the pipelines run through Syria, which is current where the proxy war between the US and Russia is occurring, as Assad honored his allegiance to Russia by refusing the offer to build the pipelines.

A very large advantage Russia has is its low national debt, especially given that the US is reaching its ‘debt ceiling’ in the coming month, which needs to be extended.
Official Russian national debt: 11.7% of GDP
Official US national debt: 102% of GDP
Lots of Russian private debt was actually borrowed from Western banks as they were running at lower interest rates than in Russia. Therefore if those private Russian institutions were to stop repaying their debts, this would cause significant financial trouble for Western Banks.

Expansion of NATO eastwards:
NATO foreign ministers agree to offer Montenegro membership

Studebaker: It’s time to cut a deal with Putin

Tit-for-tat Prisoner’s dilemma methodology appearing to escalate a Cold War:
NATO expands member countries eastwards
Russian annexation of Crimea
US imposes severe trade sanction on Russia
Saudi Arabia floods the market with oil to cripple Russia’s economy (US also adopts fracking)
US attempt to get pipeline built from its middle-eastern allies to EU to lessen its dependence on Russia, but Assad refuses
NATO opens another command post near Russian border
U.S. Will Station New Nuclear Weapons in Germany Against Russia
Russia Threatens To Deploy Ballistic Missiles In Retaliation For US Nuclear Escalation
US Sends F-15 Jets To “Counter” Russian Air Force Over Syria

US Spec Ops Already On The Ground In Syria Sources Say, As Russian Troop Presence Grows To 4,000

US To Send “Thousands” Of Troops, Attack Helicopters, Artillery, To Europe To Deter Russia

US launches Trident ballistic missile over California
Iran ballistic missile test condemned by US
Russian nuclear sub test-fires 2 ballistic Bulava missiles
NATO expands its membership, Russia threatens retaliatory action

Russian Military Told To Boost “Strategic Nuclear Forces Amid Rising Tensions With The U.S.”

 

China
US sends warships to Chinese islands, China vows military response
Australia may send warships to Chinese islands
US Flies B-52 Bomber Near China Sandcastles

Iran


Studebaker: Why is the US enemies with Iran?
Studebaker: Iran and ISIS
Studebaker: Iran nuclear deal
Hammond: Iran nuclear deal negotiations
Hammond: Understanding media propaganda about Iran’s nuclear program
Chomsky: Real history of Iran
Hammond: The US’s coercive diplomacy with Iran
Hammond: Gold to replace the dollar for oil sales

In 1953, the Central Intelligence Agency engineered a coup in Iran, known as Operation Ajax, against the democratically elected government of Mohammed Mossadegh. Why? The overthrow of the Iranian government came after Mossadegh attempted to nationalize the Western oil companies in his country.The West was quick to impose economic sanctions. These sanctions were followed by the overthrow of Mossadegh and the installation of a U.S. friendly dictator (Shah of Iran.)

CIA admits role in 1953 Iranian coup

Yemen
Studebaker: Yemen: The American catastrophe no one is talking about
How US-backed war crimes made Yemen the world’s most terrifying place to be a child
US drone strikes killed more civilians than Al Qaeda

Saudi airstrike on Yemeni market had no apparent military reason – UN

Ukraine
Evidence of America’s coup in Ukraine

Studebaker: Russia cannot let Ukraine go
Studebaker: The crisis in Ukraine is America’s fault
Putin orders Finance Ministry to sue Ukraine over unpaid debt

The IMF Just Entered The Cold War, Forgives Ukraine’s Debt To Russia

Libya
Hillary Clinton’s emails reveal that Qaddafi’s plan to create a gold-backed currency to compete with the Euro and Dollar was a motive for NATO intervention (as well as their oil capabilities)

How Hillary Clinton Lied Her Way to War in Libya

Clinton Emails: Son of Qaddafi pushed for a constitutional democracy in Libya
Clinton Emails: Egypt supported Libyan rebels from very early stages
Clinton Emails:  French and British prime ministers want their private oil companies to have a share in Libya’s oil industry as a reward for helping the rebels

Map of factions in Libya (June 2015)
Studebaker: Whatever happened to Libya?
Qaddafi’s UN speech (video)
Qaddafi interview in 2010 (video)
BBC interview with Qaddafi during revolution (video)
The rise and fall of Mu’ummer al-Qaddafi (video)
RT interview with Qaddafi’s son (video)
Qaddafi’s son and grandchildren killed by US-led NATO forces, not reported in media due to the breaking news of Bin Laden’s death (video)
Qaddafi’s son gives speech to press (video)
16 things Libya will never see again
Libyan rebels form their own central bank mid-revolution
Qaddafi’s murder on camera (18+)
 – These are the Libyan rebels
Lockerbie bombing analysis

Why Africa Is Poor & Why Muammar Gaddafi Was Killed (video)

Gaddafi predicts his end and Al Assad laughs (video)

Nelson Mandela’s answers a question about his alliance with Qaddafi, Arafat and Castro (video)

In Libya you received:

  • Basic Income
  • Discount on housing and vehicles
  • No international corporations
  • Free healthcare
  • Free education
  • Free electricity
  • Increased literacy rate from 25% to 93% under Qaddafi
  • Free land, house, equipment for farmers
  • World’s largest irrigation project to bring water to the desert country
  • Housing was considered a human right
  • Built Africa’s first communication satellite
  • People’s committees ran the country

“I did all I could to help people understand the concept of real democracy, where people’s committees ran our country. But that was never enough, as some told me, even people who had 10 room homes, new suits and furniture, were never satisfied, as selfish as they were they wanted more. They told Americans and other visitors, that they needed “democracy” and “freedom”… never realizing it was a cut throat system, where the biggest dog eats the rest, but they were enchanted with those words, never realizing that in America, there was no free medicine, no free hospitals, no free housing, no free education and no free food, except when people had to beg or go to long lines to get soup”. ~ Mu’ummar Qaddafi

Egypt
Hammond: US role in Egypt
Hammond: How the US promotes democracy in Egypt, and the media
Hammond: Israel’s attack on Egypt in 1967 was not preemptive
Hammond: US policy fueling violence in Egypt
Hammond: Islamic extremists rise in Egypt, as predicted

Iraq
Map of factions in Iraq (Jan 2015)
Declassified justification for Iraq war document, reveals the lies of the politicians

WikiLeaks’ collateral murder: US soldier Ethan McCord (video)
Saddam Hussein’s speech during his trial in court (video)
Tony Benn’s interview with Saddam Hussein prior to Iraq war (video)
Birth defects and cancer rate devastatingly high in Basra and Fallujah due to depleted uranium and white phosphorus
Saddam Hussein’s Execution
 – This doesn’t look like much of a lawful process
Bush kicked out weapons inspectors not Saddam (2003)

Top REPUBLICAN Leaders Say Iraq War Was Really about Oil

Afghanistan
Hammond: Afghan opium trade
Hammond: Examining Obama’s rationale for escalating the war in Afghanistan
Hammond: Obama trying to prolong war in Afghanistan
Hammond: US military funding the Taliban in Afghanistan
Hammond: The unsurprising result of US withdrawal from Pech Valley

Justification for war (Bin Laden):

FBI Top ten most wanted fugitives – no mention of 9/11 in Bin Laden’s list of connections to terrorist acts.

Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI: No hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11

Global Research: Where is the evidence of the 9/11 link to Bin Laden?

Taliban ‘offered bin Laden trial before 9/11’ – confirmed by CIA station chief of Pakistan
Bush rejects Taliban offer to hand Bin Laden over
 – conditions were that Bush provided evidence in a court of law

Uncertainty surrounding the nature of Bin Laden’s death

Mali
Studebaker: France goes to war in Mali

Pakistan
Hammond: Pakistan in the US war on terrorism
Hammond: Agents of the nuclear black market were CIA assets

Correlations of note:

  1. Oil
    • Afghanistan- Trans-Afghanistan pipeline + vast mineral deposits
    • Iran – Large oil reserves
    • Iraq – Large oil reserves
    • Libya –Large oil reserves
    • Syria – Assad refused to allow the production of oil pipelines through his country. Syria is allies with Iran and Russia. Oil field found in south west of Syria which is now occupied by Israel (US ally)
  2. Oil Currency (Petrodollar)
    • Iran – Trades oil in gold with China instead of dollars
    • Iraq – Saddam proposes oil traded in Euros instead of Dollars
    • Libya – Qaddafi tries to unite Africa under a gold-backed dinar currency for trade
    • Syria – Assad doesn’t sell his oil in dollars, but does not have much oil
    • OPEC – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE etc – Trade oil in dollars
  3. Interest-free Currency
    • Libya – Used interest-free Libyan dinar currency under Qaddafi and proposed gold-backed currency for all of Africa
    • Abraham Lincoln – Created interest-free money (Greenbacks) in 1861. Assassination attempt in 1864. Assassination in 1865. Greenback revoked in 1866.
    • WW2 Germany – After Hitler was elected, the Nazi government issued its own interest-free currency known as Reichmarchs
  4. Economies with interest-free money
    Libya:

    • Basic Income
    • Discount on housing and vehicles
    • No international corporations
    • Free healthcare
    • Free education
    • Free electricity
    • Increased literacy rate from 25% to 93% under Qaddafi
    • Free land, house, equipment for farmers
    • World’s largest irrigation project to bring water to the desert country
    • Housing was considered a human right
    • Built Africa’s first communication satellite
    • People’s committees ran the country

    Nazi Germany:
    Full employment, prosperity and financial security. No poverty.
    Took what had essentially been a 3rd world country after WW1 and made it into one of the most prosperous nations in Europe

  5. Geopolitical – locations of US military bases around Iran, China, Russia
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