Endgame in Syria and Iran Risks War with China and Russia

Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul of Beacon Equity Research predicts that the coming conflict with Syria will be the trigger event that takes down the U.S. dollar. A military response to Syria and Iran would likely draw in Russia and China, he warns, and the result would be a conflagration the world has not witnessed since the Second World War.

“Cold War-like comments made at the ‘Friends of Syria’ conference in Paris by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton toward Russia and China strongly suggest that a showdown between the former Cold War rivals, now to include China, is on.” he writes. “The prize: oil – and by implications the future of the U.S. petrodollar standard and the American way of life.

Though, Russia and China have already agreed to a peaceful resolution to the Syrian civil war, signing off on the Security Council plan drafted by former-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, it’s more likely that Moscow and Beijing are playing politics of cooperation to buy more time for the Assad regime. Russia and China do not want regime change in yet another Middle Eastern country for a host of economic and political reasons, of which, the primary one is to stop the U.S. from controlling the region’s oil supplies to Russia’s ally and co-founding member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), China.

“Syria and Iran have been targets of interest of the U.S. for quite some time, as Washington under the George W. Bush Administration had known that a day would come when the U.S. and China would bang heads for precious crude supplies in the Middle East,” writes de Kevelioc de Bailleul.

Despite the risk of finally toppling the hegemony of the U.S. dollar and destroying dominance of the petrodollar, Obama and Clinton (and, if selected, Romney and his virulent clan of neocons) are determined to push forward with an endgame involving Syria (the fifteenth largest military in the word; 325,000 active troops) and Iran (the ninth largest military at 523,000 active troops).

Either the U.S. dollar temporarily withstands an all-out war against the most formidable foes since the Germany-Japan-Italy axis of WWII, or it doesn’t,” Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul concludes. “But in the end, odds heavily favor an abandonment of the dollar as the world’s premier reserve currency; it’s just become too much trouble for too many nations, now. The conditioning of the U.S. population to expect a heavy-handed government continues unchecked and unchallenged by the Congress, because internally Washington knows the dollar’s days are numbered – and it could be as close as the day of next scheduled military conflict in the Middle East.

Full article: Endgame in Syria and Iran Risks War with China and Russia (Hamsayeh)

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