Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Pepe Escobar on Belt and Road

Pepe Escobar is an excellent writer, and I have been following him for years.  Here is the only other writer I know who is noticing China and the Silk Road initiative.
A virtually invisible Washington agenda in Syria – inbuilt in the Pentagon obsession to not allow any ceasefire to work, or to prevent the fall of its “moderate rebels” in Aleppo – is to break up yet another New Silk Road hub. China has been commercially connected to Syria since the original Silk Road, which snaked through Palmyra and Damascus. Before the Syrian “Arab Spring”, Syrian businessmen were a vital presence in Yiwu, south of Shanghai, the largest wholesale center for small-sized consumer goods in the world, where they would go to buy all sorts of products in bulk to resell in the Levant.
Now why didn't I think about that?  We have trespassed in someone else's backyard and picked a fight so we can stop them from getting prosperous, happy and justice.

So the military-industrial complex sure knows, and yet we watch the debates that achieve nothing.

The most revolutionary you may perform is to start your own business.

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