Russia is presently checking two strategic objectives of the Dollar Empire.
Washington’s primary plan to block the Southern Silk Road is failing severely, with Turkey and Pakistan flipping to the Competing System. This switch allows for continuous trade between China, the Middle East and South East Europe.
It also dangerously isolates NATO bases in Afghanistan.
Washington has responded by arming and supporting the Kurds (their consolidated territory is highlighted in yellow.) The U.S. needs its proxy army to block the Silk Road by advancing through Iran toward the Caspian Sea.
Alongside this kinetic vector, the Empire is aiding the Kurds by attacking the currencies of Iran, Turkey and soon Pakistan.
Anticipating another round of kinetic escalation, Russia has deployed a squadron of MiG-31K fighters, armed with Kinzhal missiles, to the Khmeimim Base in Syria. The Kinzhal is a high-precision hypersonic aero-ballistic missile. It has a range of more than 2,000 km, Mach 10 speed, and an ability to perform evasive maneuvers at every stage of the flight. It can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.
As things stand, the Kurds must betray their patron or suffer assaults from every direction.
Israel’s strategic objective is secondary and rarely mentioned publicly: the securing of the water resources in Southern Lebanon.
The population of Israel, not counting the West Bank and Gaza, is about 8 million Jews, about a quarter of them being pious Hasidim. Adding Gaza and West Bank it becomes 13 million. It is simply unsupportable.
Yes, Israel is dying of thirst. Not now, but not too far away.
The Israelis tried to seize the Litani River system via land invasions, of note is Operation Litani in 1978, when Israel Defense Forces invaded Lebanon up to the Litani River. This ultimately led to the creation of Hezbollah—supported politically by Syria and logistically by Iran—to check this vector.
Thus, the Litani River is the real source of animosity between Israel and Iran.
Following border clashes in 2006, Israel took the fight to Hezbollah and suffered a swift defeat. This failure to conquer Southern Lebanon forced Israel to turn her attentions to Syria. We may assume the strategy was to destroy Syria; thus cutting Hezbollah off from Iranian resupply.
Russia stepped in to thwart the Imperial plan.
And with time, Russian Aerospace Forces attained the ability to escalate and de-escalate the battle space, via advanced aerial defense systems and exotic missile technology. In the latest cycle of violence:
– Israel stepped up non-kinetic operations against Syrian and Russian technology, jamming certain air defense systems
– Israel fired one missile at an SAA target
– Israel received return fire of 55 missiles destroying their non-kinetic operational infrastructure on the Golan Heights
The Golan Heights is important, for it is a source of water:
These geopolitical power plays have created a surge in volatility, making difficult the task of managing the Reset.
The Bank for International Settlements did not anticipate the simultaneous collapse of so many currencies would put a bid under commodities, for desperate peasants began stacking necessities. (The first function of currency collapse is demand destruction, so in theory commodities should have dropped in price, but not this time.) This has caused structural supply shortages and broke down ingrained price behavior: the US Dollar is stronger alongside more costly commodities.
Capitalists in the USA and China began reporting a dangerous cost spiral; so the Global Government shelved the Trade War.
Will this be enough?
Not sure, a key difference between the 30’s is that there’s a lot more accumulated capital now. The masses can use that capital to demand commodities even though they’re in the midst of a hyper-inflationary depression.
And also, Putin may be supporting his strategic allies by supplying commodities in exchange for market access and other favors.
The old norms have broken down and as we approach the Reset proper we should witness increasing price volatility: already witnessed in Cryptos, then commodities and currencies, and soon property. The Global Government may seek to curtail demand by selecting a large isolated consumer for utter destruction—perhaps Europe, maybe India.
The Great Game continues, the Dollar strengthens, equities surge, currencies and countries collapse; and Russia is the ascending Hegemon.