China Asserts the Power of Work
As a person who sees the struggle with Russia and China as being about the nationalization of resources, which means the sharing of wealth with the workforce, versus ownership of resources by capitalists who oppress, terrorize, or enslave labor, I find the following articles important this week.
Alistair Crooke describes the fact that China is asserting its economic strength by increasing the standard of living of the Chinese workforce, as opposed to increasing its military strength. I include two web pages that reinforce that notion from a different perspective: Exxon describing its work with Russia's state-owned facilities and contributing to the well being of the Russian people; and Halliburtion's praise of the Russian workforce, who accomplish so much in harsh geographic conditions.
Rick Rozoff's articles on Ukraine, Georgia, and the Black Sea region are important to read because we need to know how awful our leadership is, especially because of Biden's past involvement in both countries. But I also include an article by POGO, the Project on Government Oversight, about the gigantic scandal over the F-35, which if it weren't for the fact that we're on a knife edge of nuclear war would be putting the industry of war out of business.
Our military industrial leadership behaves as if there's no tomorrow, and maybe that's because, for them, there is no tomorrow unless they blow us up or enslave us.
China and Russia Launch a ‘Global Resistance Economy’ — Strategic Culture
Alastair Crooke - April 5, 2021
… So here is the essence to ‘a clever combatant moving to impose his will’ – there is no need for China or Russia or Iran to go to war to do this; they just implement ‘it’. They can do ‘it’ – quite simply. They don’t need a revolution to do it, because they have no vested interest in fighting America.
What is ‘it’? It is not just a trade and investment pact with Tehran; neither is it simply allies helping each other. The ‘resistance’ lies precisely with the way they’re trying to help each other. It is a mode of economic development. It represents the notion that any rent-yielding resource – banking, land, natural resources and natural infrastructure monopolies – should be in the public domain to provide basic needs to everybody – freely.
The alternative way simply is to privatise these ‘public goods’ (as in the West), where they are provided at a financialized maximum cost – including interest rates, dividends, management fees, and corporate manipulations for financial gain...
ExxonMobil in Russia
Halliburton Eurasia comprises Russia, Ukraine, Caspian West and Caspian East. This large area presents challenges that are quite diverse, including shallow water, environmentally sensitive North Caspian with deep, high pressure, H2S/CO2 oil wells; mature oil fields in Kazakhstan and Siberia; high flowrate gas fields in Northern Siberia, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan; and extreme weather conditions in the large part of the Eurasia region.
While this region represents a tremendous variety of technical, logistical, and supply chain challenges, Halliburton's organization in this region, coupled with a strong national workforce, is well established to provide creative and innovative solutions. The potential of the resources and the diversity of the plays demand a great variety of new technologies.
Rick ROZOFF April 5, 2021
Biden, Pentagon, NATO Signal Readiness to Go to War Against Russia Over Ukraine — Strategic Culture
Ukraine, Georgia Offer Control of the Black Sea in Exchange for NATO Membership - News From Antiwar.com
F-35 Program Delays and Stumbles Continue