[Editor’s note: In order to fully complete the Silk Road project which will involve fast rail and greatly deduce reliance on shipping which is costly and timely, China needs peace in the Middle East. Fast rail already stretches from Beijing to Tehran and long-term plans include it going through not only Syria, but a safe passage to Egypt where the Egyptians have already planned to build a new capital city closer to the Suez canal. Extended plans include fast rail down from Egypt, throughout Africa and south to Cape Town. This will mean a vast network for trade and travel connecting Asia, Europe and Africa cutting out sea routes, reducing costs for transport and interconnecting three continents. A vast project that will change the makeup of world GDP and trade and that will dominate the world’s economy for the 21st century.]
from Joseph Farrell:
Several blogs ago, I don’t even remember how long, it may have been weeks, months, or even over a year, I made the speculation that China would inevitably send troops into the Middle East, in an effort to stabilize the region. After all, one cannot be planning silk roads and a dramatic infrastructure expansion in Central Asia without it. Mr. S.C. sent this article along, and it now appears China is set to do so, much to the horrified – according to the article – spectators in Washington:
There’s two things I want to draw attention to in this article, and the first is this:
Most critical to China in entering this war, this report continues, is the “grave” national security threat it faces from both the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh) and Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT)—and as, perhaps, best described by the noted award winning American military-intelligence journalist Seymour M. Hersh who in his latest article warned of this threat by stating:
“China, an ally of [Syrian leader] Assad has committed more than $30 billion to postwar reconstruction in Syria. China, too, is worried about the Islamic State. China regards the Syrian crisis from three perspectives: international law and legitimacy; global strategic positioning; and the activities of jihadist Uighurs, from Xinjiang province in China’s far west.
This puts it better and more succinclty than anyone else could, including me: China’s role in its Asia project is threatened by Islamic terrorism, which in turn, as readers of my blogs and books will recall, is largely a Western-sponsored creation when viewed through the spectacles of history. In a word, China knows this, and in a sense, the West’s sponsorship of these groups could also be viewed from the perspective of a larger geopolitical struggle between the West and China. Most interestingly, as I blogged in a previous article, Russia and China would impose essentially a kind of “westphalian peace” on the region.
But the real news here I suspect is in these paragraphs:
And with the Obama regime reported to be scrambling to come up with new lies to tell the American people about this war, this report says, only one person in that government, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, just weeks ago warned the American public that not only is the Obama regime lying to them, they may end up inadvertently starting World War III.
Echoing Congresswoman Gabbard’s fears, this report further notes, is billionaire investor George Soros, who warned the Obama regime this past summer that China might use the Levant War to mask its mounting economic problems and stated “should the external conflict escalate into a military confrontation with an ally of the United States such as Turkey or Japan, it is not an exaggeration to say that we would be on the threshold of a third world war.”
As to why the Obama regime is still protecting the terrorist-supporting nation of Turkey and daily sending in more NATO forces to defend risking world war, this report notes, is beyond insanity—especially when viewed of the light of Turkish leader Erdogan refusing President Obama’s order to remove Turkish troops who illegally invaded Iraq, and, just yesterday, Turkish intelligence servicesassassinating another journalist, Naji Jerf, editor-in-chief of the Hentah monthly, for exposing Erdogan’s support of Islamic State terrorists.
So as President Putin’s special envoy, Alexander Lavrentyev, continues today visiting and informing various Middle East nations of Russia’s new alliance with China against Turkey and the Islamic State, this report concludes, it is, also, preparing for the worst—and which is why the Western Military District, equipped with Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems, was put on alert just hours ago.
George Soros weighing in against the current policies, the same George Soros who is up to his earlobes of involvement in the Ukrainian mess? It would appear so, and it brings me to my first high octane speculation of the day, for such pronouncements from Mr. Soros would seem to indicate that my speculations about massive infighting among various factions within Mr. Global’s “project” are not only in fact occurring, but they’re escalating and that the fissures are developing into fully fledged cracks and fault lines.
But there’s more here, and that’s the notice about Mr. Putin’s growing alliance “with China and against Turkey and the Islamic state.” Recall those attacks in Istanbul, and my speculations that Turkey may have staged them precisely in order to afford Sultan Erdogan to “reverse course” from his Ottomania and back pedal a little (well, really, a lot, given that he’s now apologizing to Russia for shooting down that Russian fighter, when only last year he was all bristle and triumphant fanfares about it). More importantly, there are now stories about the sudden cancellations of Mr. Putin’s scheduled public appearances, and that Mr. Putin has once again “disappeared” from public view. You’ll recall the last time he did this, there were wild speculations about Mr. Putin visiting his secret girlfriend to welcome the birth of their secret love child. I doubted that then, and doubt his “disappearance” this time is any less coordinated. Forget about plastic surgeries, love childs, or even internal purges and coups.
My guess is that the phones lines between Ankara, Moscow, and Beijing are burning, and you can probably throw in Berlin for good measure too.
See you on the flip side…