“There’s No Understanding Anything Without A Grasp Of Its History”

“There’s no understanding anything without a grasp of its history—which, of course, is the American failing over and over again.”

The above is a quote by interviewer in this piece:  “Intelligent people know that the empire is on the downhill”: A veteran CIA agent spills the goods on the Deep State and our foreign policy nightmares After almost 30 years in the CIA, Ray McGovern became a truth-teller. He sits down with Salon for a long debriefing

KERRYBarack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Bashar al-Assad, John Kerry (Credit: AP/Reuters/Evan Vucci/Alexei Druzhinin/Remy de la Mauviniere/Kathy Willens)

This is a deep and insightful exchange which I recommend to anyone who wishes to know more about the world they live in and who pulls the strings that cause the events that we see happening around us.  You need to be aware of this stuff …and it’s pretty much right up to date.

Now, Wouldn’t That Be A Thing?


Photo: Sri Lankans protest to demand a pardon for Rizana Nafeek, who was later beheaded in Saudi Arabia [Eranga Jayawardena/AP]

If you can believe anything that comes out of that Bat-shit Crazy region of the world, the cowardly Saudis (where most of our oil comes from) are very good at lopping off people’s heads  and dropping cluster bombs on Yemini civilians, but not so good, it seems, at holding on to their own military bases or in retaining ownership of the nice new American military gear they recently bought at great expense. But then, most American military gear in the middle east tends to change hands quite regularly.

I wonder if they can actually manage to hold on to their oil fields for much longer?

Now, wouldn’t that be a thing?

Saudi Arabia Heads UN Human Rights – The Empire Files

Saudi Arabia appointed to head the UN panel on Human Rights?

Is this a joke? Or is it the United Nations itself that is the Joke?

“Saudi Arabia plans to behead & crucify a 21 year old political dissident on the heels of the UN appointing it to head Human Rights Council.” – Abby Martin

This is only slightly worse than if they were to put Australia in charge of Human Rights.

A Little Q & A

Which country is the world’s largest oil producer?  Saudi Arabia.

Which country does every other country, including the US, rely on for the oil to keep the engine of economic growth chugging along Saudi Arabia.

Which country is responsible for keeping the price of oil down at or below the cost of production for the last few years?  Saudi Arabia.

Which country’s oil exports have been declining by 1.4% every year for the last decade because it needs constantly more oil for its own domestic consumption?  Saudi Arabia.

Which country’s cash reserves have been falling by $12 billion a month in the past year which means they will soon have reserves too low to any longer be an attractive investment?  Saudi Arabia.

Which country will be unable to export any oil sometime in the next 15 years?  Saudi Arabia

Which country will soon be in the grip of its very own civil uprising?  Saudi Arabia.

Which country(s) will also very soon experience their very own rapid economic decline because of all of the above?  Every country.

Is that clear?  Seems clear to me.

Are you ready?  That one is not for me to answer.

This post inspired by: The collapse of Saudi Arabia is inevitable

See also: Saudi Arabia has withdrawn as much as $70 billion from global markets to plug its budget deficit