Monday, October 3, 2016

Wall Street: The Trump-China missing link

by Pepe Escobar for RT
The yuan is about to enter the IMF’s basket of reserve currencies this coming Saturday – alongside the US dollar, pound, euro and yen. This is no less than a geoeconomic earthquake.
Not only does this represent yet another step in China’s irresistible path towards economic primacy; the Chinese currency’s inclusion in the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket will also lead central banks and hyper-wealthy funds – especially from the US – to increasingly buy more Chinese assets.
At the first US presidential debate, Donald Trump took no prisoners, criticizing China’s currency manipulation. This is what he said:

World SITREP October 2nd, 2016 by Baaz

World War III
  •       The US will exploit non-diplomatic options in the war with Russia
‘Russia will continue to send troops home [from Syria] in body bags’ – US State Dept

Latest developments in northern Syria – the race for Al-Bab and the debacle of ”Euphrates Shield” [Map included]

By Aram Mirzaei

Since the onset of the Turkish invasion of northern Syria back in August of 2016, Turkish-backed Jihadists managed to capture a host of villages and towns from both the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and the US-backed “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF). Within weeks, a total of 900 square kilometres had been captured by the Turkish-backed Jihadist operations room, also called “Euphrates shield”.

“Ecumenism” New ideological weapon of the imperialism? (On some defects from 1968)

Author: Oxandabaratz
Translation: Ana for The Saker Latin-American Community
“Ecumenism” is a term that means “universalism” as an agreement on universally accepted values. That is, in religious terms it means interreligious dialogue on common minimum beliefs that unite all religions; in philosophical terms as a value system based upon common minimum values ​​of humanism, and so on. Thus, as a “universal agreement” of humanity, it is considered as a step forward in the direction of progress.

Oil Could Lie at the Root of US Growing Military Presence in Africa

Worker speaks to the control room at the new Port Harcourt refinery built in 1989 at the same site where the first refinery in Nigeria was built in 1965 in oil rich Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on September 16, 2015

Despite Washington pouring millions of American taxpayers' dollars into the US military infrastructure and arms supplies to troubled African states, the continent is not getting any safer. So what are the real objectives of the US African Command in the region?