As I have written a few days ago I was highly astonished that the US Empire, truly spoken the US Power Elite, „allowed“ the outcome of the Brexit-Vote (http://tinyurl.com/zkk8746). I had to reassess the case. I had simply thought that the grip of the US Power Elite on the UK is almost total, as one could think seeing the UK often acting as the prolonged arm of the US in the European Union. And moreover the US has done a lot to make the EU a vassal union for their interest. This lead to my analytical mistake about a strong US interest to prevent the Brexit.
Paul Craig Roberts
Obviously Paul Craig Roberts is still on that line.
He is convinced that this previous US strategy of the EU for better control by „Big Brother“ is continuing till today and believes that would mean that Washington opposes the Brexit,
„Opposition to Brexit is based on two powerful interests of Washington.
One is the interests of the New York banks and Wall Street to eliminate the UK as a financial center competitor. This blatant fact has escaped the notice of the City and the Bank of England.“
And this was also the fact that escaped me. But Roberts is convinced that the US Power Elite and Wallstreet trust on the pressure by the EU on the UK to adopt the Euro:
„In order to trick the UK into joining the EU, the British were given special privileges. However, these privileges cannot last forever. The EU process is one of political integration. As I reported years ago, Jean-Claude Trichet, at that time the president of the European Central Bank, said that to complete the political integration of Europe, the fiscal policies of member states would be centralized. It is impossible to centralize fiscal policies if the UK is an independent financial center with its own central bank and currency.“
It might quite well have been that Cameron thought there would be a narrow victory for the „stay inside“ option which would make sure to be saved from such pressure.
Where I think Roberts goes totally wrong is the belief that the US Power Elite wants to keep the EU „safe“:
„The other powerful interest is the interest of Washington to prevent one country’s exit from leading to the exit of other countries. As CIA documents found in the US National Archives make clear, the EU was a CIA initiative, the purpose of which is to make it easy for Washington to exercise political control over Europe. It is much easier for Washington to control the EU than 28 separate countries. Moreover, if the EU unravels, so likely would NATO, which is the necessary cover for Washington’s aggression.“
As true as the fact is, that those days the CIA had a strong hand in the European unification, combined with this is Roberts´ belief that the erosion of the EU would lead to the failing of NATO and thus reduce the danger of a big US lead war. In deed the crumbling of NATO would be an advantage for mankind and a step to peace. But it is questionable whether those things are really linked. We shouldn´t forget that Turkey and Greece were both NATO members even at a time when there were enormous tensions between them (on which the US capitalized).
With this expectation he is surely right,
„Here is what the British can likely expect: The Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, Bank of Japan, and George Soros will conspire to attack the British pound, driving it down and terrorizing the British economy.“
It must have slipped him that this is made easy by the Brexit-Vote´s outcome, weakening the City of London. Moreover the breaking away of Scotland from the UK is getting more likely which would convert Great Britain into „Small Britain“.
And also seemingly Roberts is not fully aware of this: with the large scale deindustrialization of the US as well as the UK continental Europe is still a strong center of Industry, having a natural tendency to follow its own interest in a Eurasian cooperation on the long run. And the Brits had done something quite ugly (in the eyes of the US Power Elite) they joined the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) which is also connected to the monumental project of the „Iron Silk Road“, meant to deepen cooperation between China, Russia and Europe:
And likewise important, the Euro – true, if the UK would be forced into would possibly weaken the City of London, but only if – has developed into a great „burden“ to the US being a really competing currency.
So, what if the US Power Elite has come to the conclusion: it´s time to blow up what we´ve built to control Europe better, since it has developed a dynamics which is now an obstacle to our world dominating strategy? A Europe pushed into complicated conflicts among the various states might also be easier prevented from slipping into a Eurasian cooperation and they might always call „Big Brother“ to mediate in their quarrels. And to this perspective fits the US strategy (in which stupid European governments have helped again and again) to create a „Ring of Fire“ around Europe from Libya through Africa and Near & Middle East to the Ukraine, moving millions of people (miserable poor victims of the warmongers) into Europe and creating enormous problems and conflicts between European states as well as within the European societies. As far as this aspect is concerned, this is my suspicion since quite some time.
That man is presenting the essence of his book „Flashpoints Europe“ (http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/219860/flashpoints-by-george-friedman/9780307951137/). In the book as well as in his speech at the Chicago Council he outlines „future developments“ in Europe in a way as if this would come out of Europe itself, but in deed he´s presenting what the US Power Elite has „in the pipe“ for Europe. Besides he dwells on the fact that his Jewish family survived the terrible Nazi occupation of East Europe to attribute more moral authority to his presentation but deflates that totally by showing a cynic that exposes the complete absence of moral consequences from that sad history. This is demonstrated especially by praising Reagan´s concept of making countries (like Iran and Iraq) fighting and people kill each other (hear him at the Chicago Council).
So, if you hear this staunch Neocon Friedman, you know at which point the US Power Elite (now clearly dominated by the Neocons, even in the Democratic Party – demonstrated by their spearhead Hillary Clinton, http://tinyurl.com/zy4t6er) has reached: Blow the EU up!
So, I fear this great Analyst Paul Craig Roberts might still go very wrong in his assessment of US politics towards Brexit and towards US strategy for Europe!
See also: Addition to my Brexit Articles: Mission Accomplished? https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/addition-to-my-brexit-articles-mission-accomplished/
& „USA, UK, EU, Further Addition to my Brexit Articles: CIA and IRA“ https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/usa-uk-eu-further-addition-to-my-brexit-articles-cia-and-ira/
Paul Craig Roberts on Brexit:
Wallstreet and City of London:
George Friedman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-8KV_GurLY