Do you ever get the impression that most mainstream news, when it comes to geopolitical events, is one giant smokescreen? Certainly I do. It seems clear to me that great efforts go into creating and sustaining a narrative which often hides other more important ones.
Case in point: The fracas between the US, Nato-controlled EU and Russia – over Ukraine – has all the markings of a propaganda play in my mind. An attempt to keep the world focused on the fear of the Russian bear. This is being played out by the US Congress passing increasingly draconian legislation to isolate and punish Russia for its “transgressions”.
But there are much bigger stories out there which don’t get the airtime, because they don’t follow the official narrative – which is one where the US dominates world events.
One such story, which is hugely significant in my opinion, is what’s going on with China and its mega-plans for increased economic clout. All this can be wrapped up in one phrase the “New Silk Road” – a mega project which excludes the USA.
Take the time to read Pepe Escobar’s in-depth essay on what’s happening “behind the curtain”:
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