I am excited about reblogging this post.
E.M.Smith presents an intelligent, well researched, well assessed, well written and educational treatise on what could be termed, “Current Empire Building – State of the World”.
I hope readers gain a lot from this, it certainly has a great deal to offer!
What he titles “thoughts on Russia” is so much more than that!
“And on the side, we have the USA. Pot stirring. Going on adventures (often ill advised). Nice cash cow to be milked by all. But increasingly a decrepit thing. Manufacture pretty much off to China other than very specialized things, or things with very high shipping costs or very small scale. Oh, and Subsidy Queens like GM. Lead by a toothless and often clueless wonder, who mostly doesn’t understand at all how an economy works, what strategic thinking is, or how military power really ought to be used. Looking for political advantage, not strategic advantage. ”
What an enormous understatement – US “pot stirring” when it really entails serious interference in sovereign countries per invasion, infiltration, security breaching, collusion with enemies, torture, homeland bankruptcy and creation of a police state (a fascist one at that) – the list goes on.
There are several things going on with Russia right now. Connecting them all together is an interesting exercise. I’ve collected several links about it, unfortunately spread over a half dozen browsers on three platforms, a couple of which are no longer available, plus many saved onto a USB drive that is a bit hard to search. So I’ll likely find a couple of other links via a new search or three.
The basics are:
Russia, Brazil, and China are cooperating on setting up their own Internet Backbone that avoids USA intrusive control and monitoring. They have caught on that the NSA via Prism has put data collection and backdoor access into just about every major operating system and router product ( i.e. Cisco, Microsoft, Google, Apple, etc. etc.) along with any Telco of note ( AT&T, et. al.) and don’t like it. So for traffic between their countries, and with…
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