Monday, August 8, 2022

Links — 8 August 2022 Part 1

Moon of Alabama
Policy By Other Means - By Helmholtz Smith

A Son of the New American RevolutionWestern Propaganda Continues to promote the Meme that Russia Is Toast
Larry C. Johnson | CEO and co-founder of BERG Associates, LLC, an international business-consulting firm with expertise combating terrorism and investigating money laundering, formerly Deputy Director in the U.S. State Department’s Office of Counter Terrorism (1989-1993, and CIA operations (1984-1989)

Reminiscence of the Future
I Will Answer This Question... Again.
Andrei Martyanov, former USSR naval officer and expert on Russian military and naval issues

Covert Action Magazine
High-Level Ukrainian Intelligence Official [Major General Vadym Skibitsky] Admits U.S. Deeply Involved in Ukraine Conflict ("Moscow has seized on this admission to charge the U.S. with direct involvement in the Ukraine War.")
Jeremy Kuzmarov
When Will Foreign Leaders Start Asking To Speak To America’s REAL Government?
Caitlin Johnstone

Asia Times
China unveils game-changing electronic warfare drones
Gabriel Honrada

Real-World Economics Review Blog
How Power Shapes Our Thoughts
Asad Zaman | Vice Chancellor, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics and former Director General, International Institute of Islamic Economics, International Islamic University Islamabad

Naked Capitalism
Memo to China: You Look Silly When You Threaten to Dump Treasuries (Not sure this is the case. If one understands MMT, all well and good but most don't. Monetarists think that China dumping treasuries would be a disaster for the US. So it may work as a threat. In the larger context, many countries are already cutting exposure not only to the dollar but also to the Western-dominated financial system that is being weaponized. Over time this will have an effect in reducing Western power.)
Yves Smith

TASS (Russian state media)
Bank of Russia can set increments to risk factors depending on currency issuer

Banks to be able to suspend operations in currency of countries that froze their assets

Russian MFA [Maria Zakharova] says Kiev ‘effectively takes all of Europe hostage’ by shelling nuclear plant

RT — Question More (Russian state-sponsored media)
West wants to destroy Russia – former president [Dmitry Medvedev]

How to Resist the Empire’s Neoliberal Debt Trap (Michael Hudson)
Dee Knight

Griner’s Sentence is in Line With Russia’s Strict Drug Penalties, But How Long She Serves will be Decided Outside the Courtroom
William E. Butler | Distinguished Professor of Law at Penn State.

Sputnik International (Russian state-sponsored media)
Beijing Urges US to Shed Illusions of Controlling China Using Taiwan - Defense Ministry

Defense One
As China, Taiwan Tensions Flare, US Faces Shrinking Window to Deter Conflict
Patrick Tucker and Jacqueline Feldscher

1 comment:

NeilW said...

If China wants to cause the US to decline it need only float the Yuan and offer to support any other nation that removes its peg to the dollar.

The US dollar will then decline in the same way that the Pound Sterling has - and for the same reasons.