International relations of the Great Powers — The American Revolution —83 and the collapse of the Spanish Empire in Latin America around ended the first era of European imperialism. Especially in Great Britain these revolutions helped show the deficiencies of mercantilismthe doctrine of economic competition for finite wealth which had supported earlier imperial expansion. Inthe Corn Laws were repealed and manufacturers gained, as the regulations enforced by the Corn Laws had slowed their businesses. With the repeal in place, the manufacturers were then able to trade more freely.
Its operational and combat training activities are gaining in scale. The Obama administration is trying to rebalance US policy in a way that shifts the focus of attention from the Middle East to Asia, which is expected to be the fastest growing region in the coming century.
In order to achieve its goals in Asia, the US needs to push NATO further eastward, tighten its encirclement of Russia, and control the flow of oil and gas from east to west. These are the necessary preconditions for establishing US hegemonic rule over the continent.
Thankfully, that period is over. Keep in mind, the glorious US military has spent the last 13 years fighting sheep herders in flip-flops in Afghanistan in a conflict that, at best, could be characterized as a stalemate.
And now the White House wants to take on Russia? Can you appreciate the insanity of the policy? The Saudis have been particularly helpful lately by flooding the market with oil to push down prices and crush the Russian economy.
The Obama administration is using the classic one-two punch of economic sanctions and plunging oil revenues to bully Moscow into withdrawing from Crimea so Washington can move its nuclear arsenal to within spitting distance of Moscow.
It wants Tehran to come to heel over its nuclear programme. It wants Vladimir Putin to back off in eastern Ukraine. But after recent experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, the White House has no desire to put American boots on the ground.
Instead, with the help of its Saudi ally, Washington is trying to drive down the oil price by flooding an already weak market with crude.
As the Russians and the Iranians are heavily dependent on oil exports, the assumption is that they will become easier to deal with. John Kerry, the US secretary of state, allegedly struck a deal with King Abdullah in September under which the Saudis would sell crude at below the prevailing market price.
That would help explain why the price has been falling at a time when, given the turmoil in Iraq and Syria caused by Islamic State, it would normally have been rising. That is not all there was to the visit, my trustworthy sources tell me.
To do this, Kerry told the Saudis 1 to raise production and 2 to cut its crude price. Keep in mind these pertinent numbers: Winter is coming, there are serious production outages now in Iraq, Nigeria, Venezuela and Libya, other OPEC members are screaming for relief, and the Saudis make back-to-back moves certain to push falling prices still lower?
Smith, Salon The Obama team managed to persuade our good buddies the Saudis to flood the market with oil, drive down prices, and put the Russian economy into a nosedive. How do you like that?
Washington is determined to block further Russo-EU economic integration in order to collapse the Russian economy and put foreign capital in control of regional energy distribution. The big money guys figure the US has to pivot to Asia to be a player in the next century.
All of these unprovoked attacks on Moscow are based on that one lunatic strategy. Check out this clip from an article by analyst F. It involves oil and gas control of the entire region and the weakening of Russia and Iran by Saudi Arabian flooding the world market with cheap oil.FOOTNOTES.
1. See Count Sforza's Contemporary Italy, F. Mulker, 2. The Vatican had known of Hitler’s Russian invasion before the invasion took place. See Chief of intelligence, J. Colvin, 3. Third week of December, - the Very Reverend Archimandrite Jonah.
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