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June 05, 2018

John Bolton Wants No Deal With North Korea Or Iran - But Is There Any Other Choice?

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton nearly succeeded in sabotaging talks with North Korea. But the summit train is back on its tracks. Trump will meet Kin Jong-un on on June 12 in Singapore. The South Korean President Moon rescued the situation. Secretary of State Pompeo helped.

Pompeo managed to keep Bolton away from the negotiations with North Korea. Bolton's attempt to derail talks with North Korea by citing the "Libya model" failed. But Bolton will be back. He will try to torpedo any agreement with 'hostile' countries - be it North Korea or Iran. He is now building up his power for the upcoming bigger fight.

When the North Korean envoy Kim visited the Oval Office to hand an oversized letter to Trump John Bolton was not present:

Pompeo told Trump it would be "counterproductive" to allow Bolton to attend the Oval Office meeting with visiting North Korean official Kim Yong Chol, two people familiar with the matter said, citing an escalating feud between the top diplomat and Bolton.
A big letter

A bigger letter :-)

Pompeo can take credit for moving Trump away from his demand of immediate and complete de-nuclearization of North Korea. It is obviously unachievable. Any move towards disarmament will have to be reciprocal and step by step. Completely dismantling North Korea's nuclear program, which is unlikely to ever happen, would anyway take ten to fifteen years (pdf).

North Korea has already shown that it is willing to seriously negotiate. It has thereby gained fresh backing from its allies. The sanction regime is already breaking down. Air China is again flying to Pyongyang. North Korean coal is again delivered to Chinese ports and oil comes in from Russia. China as well as Russia have called for a phased approach. Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov emphasized that during his recent visit to North Korea:

“This cannot be achieved at one go”, [Lavrov] added. “There can be no immediate denuclearisation, this should be done step by step and all sides should go half-way during every single phase of this process”.

Trump will have to follow that reasonable advice. Otherwise no agreement will be found and the sanction regime against North Korea will break down. Trump would be back at square one but without international support for further action.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is cleaning his house. He replaced three of the highest military with younger people according to the South Korea's Yonhap news agency:

No Kwang-chol, first vice minister of the Ministry of People's Armed Forces, replaced Pak Yong-sik as defense chief, while Ri Myong-su, chief of the KPA's general staff, was replaced by his deputy, Ri Yong-gil, according to the source. These changes are in addition to Army Gen. Kim Su-gil's replacement of Kim Jong-gak as director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army.

Such announcements by South Korean media must be taken with some salt. In February 2016 South Korean officials and media had claimed that Ri Yong-gil, the new chief of staff, had been executed for corruption:

Ri [Yong-gil] appears to be one of the most senior officials executed to date, according to a U.S. defense official. The official said the execution continues a brutal consolidation of power by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The 'brutally consolidated' younger generals will presumably be more loyal to Kim Jong-un than the old guard. The move will give him more flexibility in the upcoming negotiations without risking trouble at home.

Bolton may not be able to derail talks with North Korea as long as Pompeo is protecting those. But the real talks and processes will only start after the Donald Trump - Kim Jong-un summit in Singapore. They will be detailed and will take a long time. Bolton will continue his attempts to derail any agreement by inserting some demand with which North Korea is unable to agree. That is at least what he did the last time when such talks were held and then failed. It is likely that Bolton will again succeed.

The most useless Democrat, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, will help Bolton to achieve his aim. Schumer wrote to President Trump and set out requirements for lifting sanctions on North Korea that are impossible to achieve:

The letter presented five conditions for North Korea:
  • Dismantle and remove all of its nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.
  • End the production and enrichment of uranium and plutonium for military purposes, and permanently dismantle its nuclear weapons infrastructure. This includes destroying all test sites, nuclear weapons research and development facilities and enrichment facilities.
  • Suspend all ballistic missile tests and disable, dismantle and eliminate all of its ballistic missiles and programs.
  • Commit to robust compliance inspections including a verification regime for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs—and chemical and biological weapons. The regimes must include “anywhere, anytime” inspections and snap-back sanctions if North Korea is not in full compliance.
  • Agree that any deal must be permanent.

That letter could have been written by Japan's revanchist Prime Minster Abe or by John Bolton himself (which may indeed have been the case). The Democrats would rather see a failure of peace and disarmament talks than allow Trump to succeed with them.

Meanwhile John Bolton added two of his loyalists to the NSC. Sarah Tinsley and Garrett Marquis will be responsible for 'strategic communication', i.e for spreading rumors and disinformation:

Before joining the administration, Tinsley worked at the John Bolton political action committee and the Bolton-run nonprofit, the Foundation for American Security and Freedom. Marquis formerly worked as a managing partner at the public affairs firm Prism Group, but was known in Washington as Bolton's spokesman.

An even more important hire is the islamophobe Fred Fleitz as chief of staff for the NSC:

Fleitz has worked for before as Bolton's chief of staff in the State Department under President George W. Bush.

Bolton is consolidating his position and surely has plans to use it.

His main target is not North Korea but Iran. We can expect an onslaught of fake 'intelligence' claiming that Iran is building THE BOMB here, there and anywhere. Pompeo and Trump himself will join him in that campaign.

When Trump ended the nuclear agreement with Iran the Europeans declared that they would stick to it. U.S. sanction would not deter them from upholding their part. But the French oil company Total stopped its operations in Iran and yesterday the French car maker PSA announced that it would end its cooperation with Iran's main auto maker Khodro:

Last year PSA sold nearly 445,000 vehicles in Iran, making the country one of its biggest markets outside France.

The Chinese will be happy to replace the Europeans in Iran's growing market.

Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei had warned that one can not trust the Europeans. They again proved to be poodles who do whatever the U.S. says. Yesterday Khamenei gave order to restart the production of centrifuges for Uranium enrichment. As long as the new centrifuges do not enrich Uranium the move is still within the frame work of the nuclear agreement. But the announcements demonstrates that Iran is willing and able to respond.

The Israeli nutters are back at playing their usual game. After sabotaging the nuclear deal that severely restricted Iran's enrichment capabilities they now demand war on Iran should it again expand its activities:

Israel's intelligence minister called Tuesday for a military coalition against Iran if the Islamic Republic were to defy world powers by enriching military-grade uranium.

Yisrael Katz's remarks came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began visiting European leaders to discuss Iran's regional involvement and nuclear programme, both seen by the Jewish state as grave threats.
Katz addressed Tehran's threat to restart uranium enrichment at an "industrial level" if the 2015 pact falls apart.

"If the Iranians don't surrender now, and try to return" to unsupervised uranium enrichment, "there should be a clear statement by the President of the United States and all of the Western coalition," he said. 

As the U.S. and the Europeans are not upholding their part of the nuclear agreement with Iran, Iran has no reason to hold up its part. It will again run its civil nuclear program at full speed.

Iran will hopefully allow the IAEA inspection regime to stay in place. That can help to assure China, Russia and other powers that its program is a legitimate and civil one and not an attempt to establish Iran as a nuclear weapon state.

But keeping the IAEA in place will not refrain Israel or Bolton. They will continue to scream about Iran's non-existing nuclear bomb. Facts do not matter to them.

But in the end Iran is, just like North Korea, military unassailable. It can retaliate to any attack and create huge and lasting damage to U.S. (and Israeli) interests.

As neither Iran nor North Korea can be moved or reasonably attacked I do not understand what endgame, if any, Bolton has in mind.

Posted by b on June 5, 2018 at 17:47 UTC | Permalink


By continuing to give Israel a joyous green light to attack Iran in Syria, Russia encourages the anti-Iran hawks in Israel and the US and contributes to the ongoing demonization of Iran. Russia is paving the way towards war, increasing tensions, not reducing them. Russia can put a stop to this madness anytime it wants by showing that it backs up its ally. But that has been the case, re. Iran, for more than a decade now.

And it's ridiculous to suggest that Iran cannot be attacked. Libya showed that air power is more critical than ever. Russia has refused to help Iran build the air defense system that it needs. In fact Russia is not only refusing to help Iran, but is eagerly helping ALL IRAN'S ENEMIES.

So yeah, the US and Israel now both know that they can attack Iran with no fear that Iran's air defenses can touch them or that Russia will lift a finger. All that is needed is a sufficiently intense air campaign.

Russia has paved the way to war. Only total submission by Iran will stop it now.

Posted by: paul | Jun 5 2018 18:13 utc | 1

And it's important to note that crushed opposition is not the same as peace. We often seem to forget this. The human goal needs to be not just the absence of war but the presence of a just peace. Peace isn't an absence of war. It's a presence of justice, where of course justice is reconciliation, not eye for an eye...

Iran will surely kneel to the Hegemon soon enough. With Russia giving the US and Israel a green light to attack at will, Iran is left with no real choice. If crushed resistance to the Hegemon is peace, Putin is truly a peacemaker.

Posted by: paul | Jun 5 2018 18:18 utc | 2

@1 and @2 is as good neo-con propaganda as can be mustered under short notice.

Illogical, intemperate, rancid, ideological claptrap, juvenile stuff.

Makes you wonder why someone would post this here.

Oppositional opinion is a welcome challenge. But this stuff is pathetic junior high scribblings.

Posted by: Red Ryder | Jun 5 2018 18:50 utc | 3

If the Empire takes over Syria and Iran, Russia will be next. The Empire hopes to defeat Russia without having to fire a shot directly at Her.

Posted by: mike k | Jun 5 2018 18:54 utc | 4

How might this fit with Bolton's attempt at chaos escalation?

The coming week will see Two Dueling Summits--The G-6+1 in Charlevoix June 8-9 versus the SCO Summit June 9-10 in Qingdao. Two questions begged are which Summit has more relevance and which is more reflective of current reality? Clearly, one represents the Old Order that's currently dying from its own self-inflicted chaos, whereas the other represents the vibrant up and coming newbies aimed at slaying chaos with shared prosperity. What constitutes ideas from Bolton are already dead--stillborn in 2003--but Pompeo's and Trump's ideas are no better. Although the Eurasian Cake's still being baked, it's already clear who'll be dining on it--the Outlaw US Empire has no seat at the table other than one potentially through its backdoor of globalist financial connections. But the SCO represents the new Board, and getting selected for a seat is daunting: "The SCO Charter stipulates that a dialogue partner status can be granted to a country that shares the goals and principles of the SCO and wants to establish relations based on equal and mutually profitable partnership." The Unipolar Parasite would never stoop to such behavior.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jun 5 2018 18:55 utc | 5

Dear b.

Good article.

It is interesting to note that Trump's positions on both North Korea and Iran are exactly the opposite of the 'Globalists'. On N. Korea, Bolton seems to be taking the 'Globalist' position, articulated in Schumer's letter, which is to sabotage the talks.

Trump's positions on North Korea and Iran, when also taking into consideration his positions on trade, leads me to believe that his ultimate objective is to isolate the U.S. The reason to do this would be to have the U.S. retreat into a protective cocoon in order to redevelop its broken economy and reinvigorate its failing society, something that would take several decades to accomplish, even under the most optimistic scenario.

This objective is exactly the opposite of the 'Globalists' objective of 'One World Government'. The role for the U.S. in the 'Globalists' world is limited to that of enforcer. They don't need a healthy U.S., something that can only be achieved by stripping the 'Globalists' of their power.

Of course, if Trump's true objective is U.S. isolation, both Russia and China are fully supportive.

Posted by: dh-mtl | Jun 5 2018 19:06 utc | 6

France's Peugeot, Citroen Carmaker Stops Doing Business With Iran

Some people don't get it. Europe will remain a US puppet for a long time. Just recently France and UK decided to send ships to South China sea in support of the US. There are many thousands of new NATO troops gathering in Eastern Europe right now.

Posted by: T | Jun 5 2018 19:09 utc | 7

Bolton is like a snake that once it has it has its jaws on you will grimly hold on, even after death. He has no rational endgame other than kill, kill, kill. But he is a canny backroom backstabber and capable eliminator of internal enemies (i.e., anyone with any common sense) to his dastardly plans.

Posted by: worldblee | Jun 5 2018 19:14 utc | 8


Indeed, this is europeans, they bark now but soon they will follow Trump and Israel on Iran.
Just look how pathetically they turn away from Nord Stream too after Trump dissaproval of the russian/european gas project. What a pathetic bunch of people. Sheep.

Posted by: Zanon | Jun 5 2018 19:27 utc | 9

Besides, why this talk about Bolton, this is Trump if anything.

Posted by: Zanon | Jun 5 2018 19:32 utc | 10

dh-mtl @6--

I suggest you read the first linked article @5 as it points to Trump's opposite strategy to remain the Unipolar Parasite.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jun 5 2018 19:35 utc | 11

Schumer is more likely to have taken his marching orders from AIPAC/Netanyahoo and the equally useless Clintons.
Ditto for 'Paul', who like many in Congress appear to have been dozing since 1991. Who have failed to notice that unlike the US, Iran and Russia are allied in the fight against terrorism in Syria.
Abe isn't known for funding US politicians who are past their sell by date. Israeli funded AIPAC whistles and Schumer and the Clintons dance.

Posted by: CD Waller | Jun 5 2018 19:40 utc | 12

Trump is simply a clueless bully. To impute any sort of grand strategy to him is simply to join him in his loony bin. Trying to make some kind of sense of Trump's impulsive nonsense is a dangerous waste of time. The other major players within the Empire are crazy in a different way, but their moves make sense, and are worth analyzing. Trump is the largely unpredictable joker in the deck.

Posted by: mike k | Jun 5 2018 19:44 utc | 13

Bolton's endgame? Armageddon? Angry old men who don't want to die alone?

Posted by: CD Waller | Jun 5 2018 19:45 utc | 14

@ Posted by: Zanon | Jun 5, 2018 3:27:57 PM

Could Europe be suffering from the Stockholm Syndrome?

Posted by: ex-sa | Jun 5 2018 19:47 utc | 15

Maybe Putin is far ahead of Washington - the Syrian Democratic Council is sending a delegation to Damascus to begin talks with the Syrian government. I doubt it's the beginning of talks as the Russians have probably been whispering in the ears of the SDC that they really can't trust the Americans and they should do a deal with the Syrian government when the United States shits on the SDC as it always would. What happens if the SDC does a deal to invite the SAA in and the SAA bypasses and ignores all the United States forces in eastern Syria. If the "coalition" uses air power to attack the SAA, is the United States prepared to see American soldiers on the ground die? I expect there are some parts of the SDF that are too anti-Assad to switch sides such as the Deir Ez-zor Military Council but the SDF will lose a lot if they stick with the United States.
As for Putin, he'll do what is best for Russia, sometimes that will coincide with what is good for Syria and Iran but sometimes it won't and that is where Syria and Iran need to stand on their own. If they can't sustain their own policies why should Russia help them. Afghanistan demonstrates what happens when the national government is unsustainable.
Yet again, I wonder if Trump is misdirecting the Washington Borg by sort-of-threatening North Korea and Iran, meanwhile the real action could be in Syria. Having John Bolton inside the tent pissing out during such a political coup de main is better than having him outside the tent pissing in. But then again my dreaming has been a bit surreal recently. Ukraine damaging their reputation for honesty by staging a fake murder or the Guardian attacking Jeremy Corbyn for being antisemitic because he's not a Zionist for examples. Maybe it's time to wake up now that I've received an e-mail from Porlock.

Posted by: Ghost Ship | Jun 5 2018 19:49 utc | 16

karlof1 @ 11

I don't agree that the post @5 is in disagreement with my post @6. I am in agreement with post @5.

Trump's trade policies, plus his policy on Iran are isolating the U.S. Success with N.Korea points to a diminished role for U.S. in Asia.

The difference between what my post @6 says, and the post @5, is that I am suggesting that isolating the U.S. may not be a bi-product of Trump's incompetent actions, but might be the real objective of his actions.

Posted by: dh-mtl | Jun 5 2018 19:52 utc | 17

Schizophrenia and time. Those are the two things that come to mind with the latest iteration of the Empire's FP.

Time because it is something they do not have. I believe we are passed the "Rovian maxim" of holding onto the Empire's coattails in order to keep up with the official story only to be shaken off with a case of road rash when they change course willy nilly.


Time is happening to them now. Consolidating their assets away from No.Ko. in the hopes that immediate peace and disarmament will neutralize the East Asian threat so that no aid will be brought to the Iranians when the time comes- this process will take time, as b states. All the while, Syria is in the mop-up phase and its allies, including Iran, look more impervious than ever.

To think otherwise, and to be drug along in negotiation, thinking that the other players are oblivious to their scheme, the empire is proving that their rationale is very unsound. They are being played. And it is because they are now VICTIMS of time. DE-LICIOUS!

Posted by: NemesisCalling | Jun 5 2018 20:08 utc | 18

karlof1 11

Thanks for pointing out the link in your earlier post.
From the article "That is, he wants more power, but less empire. How might he square this circle?"
I have been thinking on this for the last month or so and not finding any answers.
US seems split between nationalists and globalists, Trumps moves against the globalists seemed good, but the US nationalists including Trump appear more extreme zionists than the globalists.

And then there is this "The American neo-conservatives largely wanted to take a hammer to the parts of the world they didn’t like; and to replace it with something they did. Trump’s method is more Machiavellian in character."
I had thought the Trump admin/US nationalist actions far cruder than the globalists, but then that may be just to break up the globalists and a cover for the machinations to take control of or dominance of the oil/energy markets.

Posted by: Peter AU 1 | Jun 5 2018 20:13 utc | 19

My purpose in life is to wait for a new article appear at MoA. I'm desperate to be the first to read it. Then, I post the first, maybe the two first comments, to try to derail the discussion not along normal and logical lines but along trollish bullshit, and not to talk about what b. has written. I hope that others will deal with my posts and not with the article's points.

But barflies don't care about me, maybe somebody with enough free spare time dedicates me a short comment with a one-liner, and that's it. It's so sad. Even that comment doesn't take me seriously. I have the impression that no one here likes my thoughts, but if I "shut up and go away" they will miss me. Miss my first, or two first, comments.

I wait but no one takes the bait. I did the job but not good enough to earn the monies. But I won't quit, I'm not a quitter.

My name is Paul.

Posted by: albagen | Jun 5 2018 20:15 utc | 20

I didn't expect any cool composure from Pompeo, whom is notably a ham-fisted warmonger, but there it is. Looks good. However, among this gang of thieves and con men, no one knows what their real motives may be.

Though they do seem to continually push toward fulfilling the edicts of the Yinon Plan for Greater ISrael.

Kim will be the smartest one in the room, in any case. He's neither stupid, nor crazy.

Posted by: fast freddy | Jun 5 2018 20:18 utc | 21


"Could Europe be suffering from the Stockholm Syndrome? "

Acutally thats a good description because their attitude is so irrational, Trump spank them on their buttoms and they dont run away, no they WANT to be spanked!

Posted by: Zanon | Jun 5 2018 20:28 utc | 22

Bolton is simply playing Bad Cop to Pompeo's Good Cop. This is obviously Trump negotiating tactics. Bolton won't sabotage anything.

Posted by: PapayaSF | Jun 5 2018 20:36 utc | 23

This article at Sputnik may be part of Trump America's plans for Iran and NK.
"Commander General John Hyten stated in a testimony before the US Congress in March 2018 that the Pentagon needs low-yield nuclear weapons as deterrence, particularly against Russia."

Removing the primaries from 100 kiloton weapons to create 5 kiloton tactical nukes and mounting them on Trident missiles? What use are these against Russia? Seems like the US needs a lot of small nukes in a hurry, hence the patch together job and more likely for use against small countries like Iran and NK.

Posted by: Peter AU 1 | Jun 5 2018 20:54 utc | 24

Global context regarding Korea: The only seemingly positive outcome for the Outlaw US Empire is peace and a money saving withdraw, except peace for the Empire isn't a positive development given its focus on escalating chaos to deter its two main rivals, China and Russia--It's the Doctrine, stupid! So, to "win" in Korea is to prolong the chaos and its baggage. Iran is quite similar. When your primary foreign and domestic policy goals are to establish Full Spectrum Domination, confrontation not peace promotion is goal #1. Unfortunately for the Empire, it no longer occupies the catbird seat when it comes to promoting or engaging in confrontation, thus Obama's leading from behind and backing off from confronting Russia over Syria's chemical weapons. What seems quite clear is the Empire's lost its ability to leverage now that Trump's attacked most of what were once undoubted vassals. I pointed to the dueling summits because of that important point.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jun 5 2018 20:59 utc | 25

Just took a look at the Sentosa Island where the Kim/trump meeting will take place. There is no airport in sight.
It would appear the delegations will have to helicopter to the site.

I wonder how Kim is engineering his protection because it would not be beneath the Americans to try to Kidnap
or assassinate Kim.

He probably will travel with instructions to bomb the US if anything happens to him. Temptation is going to be
strong to just grab hold of Kim and bring him triumphantly to the States like King Kong.

I wonder how he will manage. Maybe he should have Ivanka, Barron and Melania as hostages?

I wonder

Posted by: CarlD | Jun 5 2018 21:00 utc | 26

Yes, things are getting interesting. As if they weren't interesting enough already.


I-ran is clearly trolling U-rope. From what I have read, it is perfectly entitled to increase enrichment up to 20% within the JCOPA agreement and it seems to me that announcement is designed to increase pressures/divisions within the EU. We know that the big three have been happy to push for the inclusion of I-ran's ballistic missile in a revised agreement behind closed doors, but a significant remainder of the EU did not agree, not that you'll read about it easily in the Pork Pie News Networks (PPNN).

PSA (my protate's fine, thanks!),China's BYD automaker is already partnered with I-ran's Kerman Khodro back in 2016. It's there for the taking!

Vis Bolt-on (Frank 'n' Furter with a moustache), I wonder if Trump will have to throw him a bone having now decided to go ahead with the summit with North Korea. Having advisors of competing views so that neither can gang up to mount a sufficient challenge only works if you give them both snacks at different times. I still wonder how long Bolt-on will last, even if he is stacking his own d(*)ck.

Re: I-sreal, Nut&Yahoo who is currently on his U-rope Squeal-a-thon (currently claiming he stopped an ass-ass-ination attempt) needs to crow to cover his weakness as we saw a few days ago when the Hamas v. I-sreal ding-dong ping-pong rocket attacks petered out rather quickly.* If I-sreal is so stronk, why the reticence?


Final thought, whither Jordan, the potential big spoiler? Who knows, but the hairs on the back of my neck tell me (scientifically of course) that whilst the storm clouds are clearing for Syria & Russia, they're gathering elsewhere.

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Posted by: et Al | Jun 5 2018 21:17 utc | 27

"We can expect an onslaught of fake 'intelligence' claiming that Iran is building THE BOMB here, there and anywhere."

'Artificial intelligence' looks to be the politically correct term.

Posted by: Peter AU 1 | Jun 5 2018 21:30 utc | 28

Re Iran air defenses,

If the Iranies could manage to take down a stealth US drone, they have very competent
detecting means/intruments.

AS far as their rockets are concerned they are very competent at building them. It is said
they have the equivalent of the S300. So it is not precisely a piece of cake.

Posted by: CarlD | Jun 5 2018 21:32 utc | 29

thanks b.. good post touching on much...

i like the logic of letting this wind down very gradually... it is probably the opposite of what the usa hopes, err - demands... i don't know how the usa is making out meeting it's nuclear weapon disposal which was supposed to be happening in conjunct with russia to rid the world of nuclear weapons.. as i understand it, the usa has fallen behind in it's agreement on this...

@5 karlof1... thanks for the links.. i want to highlight a few paragraphs from the 1st link as i think it goes right into the financial ponzi scheme that i have been calling the world financial situation for some time... it is indeed another form of bullying others, with financial sanctions being the most obvious one... unfortunately most folks don't have the stomach to follow this stuff, but this article gives a good quick overview which i hope others will try to digest...

"It seems, as Chris Cook explains, that Gary Cohn, then chief economic adviser to the President had a part in the genesis to this ambition. Cohn (then at Goldman Sachs), together with a colleague from Morgan Stanley, conceived of a plan in 2000 to take control of the global oil trading market through an electronic trading platform, based in New York. In brief, the big banks, attracted huge quantities of ‘managed money’ (from such as hedge funds), to the market, to bet on future prices (without their ever actually taking delivery of crude: trading 'paper oil', rather than physical oil). And, at the same time, these banks worked in collusion with the major oil producers (including later, Saudi Arabia) to pre-purchase physical oil in such a way that, by withholding, or releasing physical crude from, or onto the market, the big NY banks were able to ‘influence’ the prices (by creating a shortage, or a glut).

To give some idea of the capacity of these bankers to ‘influence’ price, by mid – 2008, it was estimated that some $260 billion of ‘managed’ (speculative) investment money was in play in energy markets, completely dwarfing the value of the oil actually coming out of the North Sea each month, at maybe $4 to $5 billion, at most. These 'paper’ oil-option plays would therefore often trump the ‘fundamentals’ of real supply, and real end-user demand.

‘Step one’ for Cohn, was therefore, for the US to manage the trading market, both in price and access – with U.S. antagonists such as Iran or Russia, being able to access the market on inferior terms, if at all."

that is essentially the futures market.. it is what warren buffett referred to as 'weapons of mass delusion'.. of course warren buffett can understand this a lot better then most, but it bears repeating how our financial world today is a giant ponzi scheme, or house of mirrors.. most people wouldn't go near it if they understood it better..

Posted by: james | Jun 5 2018 21:48 utc | 30

Carl D @ 26: There is cable car access from the main island of Singapore to Sentosa Island. It was upgraded in 2015. Might be fun though if Kim and Trump were to be sitting in the same cable car while travelling from one island to the next and the car stalled while halfway across.

Posted by: Jen | Jun 5 2018 23:06 utc | 31

james @30--

Good dissection of that article. Now you can see why the Yuan-based gold-backed oil futures market is a threat. Given the current level of turmoil, the G6+1 in Canada this weekend ought to provide quite a few howlers; the 2nd linked item @5 provides context. But the main meet I want to read good reporting from is SCO at Qingdao, particularly its Afghan Plan as developed by the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group since weeding out NATO/US Empire from its midst while bringing peace to Afghanistan's one of SCO's top priorities. Another event I look forward to is Iran's ascension into the SCO at this session.

When one looks at China's and Russia's stated commerce and peaceful development plans versus the vacuum of such proposed by the Outlaw US Empire, (the proposed extensions of vassalage/slavery represented by TTP and TTIP don't qualify) the latter's obvious support of terrorism and continued pursuit of Full Spectrum Dominance, it seems a clear and easy choice of which path is best to follow--provided one's not bribed or blackmailed. Given the contextual background to all this as outlined in the open thread, not opting for Win-Win is clearly the wrong choice for numerous reasons--and it appears a rapidly increasing proportion of the global public knows where its interests will be bet served.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jun 5 2018 23:10 utc | 32

Bolton's endgame, like every other action undertaken by this idiotic and criminal regime, is the stroking of their Christian fanatic base, without whom the GOP would unable to win any election. The only consistent factor of Trump's decisions is the opinion of American voters and American domestic politics, which I guess is the substance of "America First".

This is pretty standard operation procedure for the USA I think, which is invite negotiations with hostile nations, demand total capitulation, then accuse said nations of intransigence and being "rogue states" when they refuse to give up their sovereignty. The cardinal sin in American politics is perceived weakness in the face of the Oriental Other (this doomed presidents Truman, Kennedy, and Carter in different ways. All Democrats btw...), and the prospect of Trump getting tough on Iran was one of the main planks of his campaign. Even the Pentagon must know the impossibility of solving these issues with military force, but admitting that diplomacy and compromise are the only way forward is just as politically toxic to a public who derives a great deal of their psychic well-being from being the "Good Guy with the gun" who uses it to defend "freedom". Mainstream liberals are just as bloodthirsty and Schmuck Schumer's list of demands proves it. Unless the current regime is willing to risk a massive escalation right before sensitive elections, expect more hot air and threats.

Europe doesn't have Stockholm syndrome as much as Europe is resentfully dependent on the USA on whom it depends for markets, weapons, and security. Even the Euro-elite's following of Trump's lead on sanctions is deeply grudging, because not only do they despise the vulgar idiot Trump , but also the secondary (primary?) goals of driving wedges between Europe and Asia and furthering EU dependence on American gas and oil. I don't know that many regular Euro citizens look at the current state of the USA and see anything worth admiring or emulating.

PS: I have some distaste for the domestic politics of VV Putin, but he has been a true Russian statesman and steadfast friend of Syria, Iran, China, India, Cuba, etc... as well as constructive engagement with adversaries. Anyone accusing him of weakness or capitulation obviously does not understand the tightrope walk of international diplomacy ;)

Posted by: Almand | Jun 5 2018 23:32 utc | 33

The end game seems simple. Perpetual conflict and chaos until your opponents are so fatigued over the harrassment and constant need to defend themselves that they grow fatigued and make mistakes that can justify invasion, , become weakened enough to be overthrown from within (color revolution) or simply capitulate.

Meanwhle Russia, Iran, North Korea , Cuba, Syria and Venezuela are perfect examples to other nations what happens when you dont go along with the NWO, and it also distracts those at home from the neoliberal domestic agenda that lowers their living standards while ensuring their support for the MIC to make the world for democracy (lol)

This is a long game they are playing. Indeed it is a game that has been played out for over a century. World conquest is not an easy thing. One war can not achieve it. Its been a century of perpetual wars and conflicts and while the end may be near its going to take awhile . Perhaps one more big war for people and nations to be willing to surrender their soverignty and freedoms and accept the Corporate Philosopher Kings as their Rulers and be content to serve at their pleasure.

Posted by: Pft | Jun 6 2018 0:06 utc | 34

It's a maneuver. At the end they will torpedo any deal. That's typical american.

Posted by: fayez chergui | Jun 6 2018 0:32 utc | 35

Actually, all politics is local. It's just that some nations are unfortunate and their politics are conducted for "locals" of their overlord. This imperial mindset of chauvinistic domination is ingrained in the histories minds of Russian and Chinese elites (maybe Germans were successfully broken of it save the bankers), but they know the resentment it inspires in their have the sense to camouflage it. Americans have no such sense of subtlety. Once Kim gets rid of Uncle Scam, he will have to contend with the big dogs of his own neighborhood.

Posted by: Almand | Jun 6 2018 0:38 utc | 36

Nice symbol Chief, Like we don't see the apron and it's meaning... Eventually everyone is going to have to see the real roots of this danger facing humanity. Face the REAL heads of orders pulling the strings and moving the cash... WW I was real nasty, WW II was horrific, Their next conflict to ensnare and enslave is going to freak the survivors out like you will never ever realize until you are neck deep in the fallout.... facing billions of dead and dying. The orders using this symbol and the men who control them are a real and present danger to sane and normal folk.... Wake up is a good plan.

Posted by: Alan Reid | Jun 6 2018 0:52 utc | 37

Over the years I have seen Fisk blow hot and cold over his willingness to confront the empire and expose the deeds of its' actors.

However much one might like or dislike him, his latest article ( is a geo-political tour-de-force.

well worth a read and some reflection IMO

Posted by: les7 | Jun 6 2018 1:25 utc | 38

@ les7 with the link to the Robert Fisk article

The first thing that came to my mind after reading the article was that the Trump/Putin dance in the ME was/is going according to some plan by this other faction of our wondrous elite.

Putin and Trump have known each other for enough time to coordinate against the other elite faction/neocons or whatever.

I still think the two Koreas are going to unite in spite of Trump......and Bolton

That said, it is a circus and I am just a spectator at this point with an opinion like everyone else

Posted by: psychohistorian | Jun 6 2018 2:20 utc | 39

"Some people don't get it. Europe will remain a US puppet for a long time. Just recently France and UK decided to send ships to South China sea in support of the US. There are many thousands of new NATO troops gathering in Eastern Europe right now..."

Both of these actions are without any military value, either to Europe or to the United States, They are empty, expensive and potentially dangerous genuflections, kow-towing by the European puppet gallery. Whose capacity for enjoying humiliation at the hands of Americans seems inexhaustible. Some worms never turn.
The ships in the South China sea simply show ill will, they can do no harm except to themselves.And the US no more needs them than a bull needs an udder.
The same can be said of NATO troop movements in eastern Europe, it is hard to believe that the old core of NATO is anything but disgusted by US orders to play war games with the neo-fascist regimes in the east who rely on maintaining tension with Russia to keep their long suffering populations quiescent while grabbing their share of the Pentagon's small change by hosting allied contingents, renting out dungeons and brothels and serving snacks to hungry soldiers.
These moves are annoying to Russia and China but hardly threatening. And all the while western european economies are wilting for want of commerce with Russia and Iran

Posted by: bevin | Jun 6 2018 2:27 utc | 40

Surely, the US is not even considering withdrawing its troops from SK, and it is their presence, in such strength as to be able to invade the North with impunity, which causes the North to require the nuclear deterrent.

Posted by: Rowan | Jun 6 2018 2:28 utc | 41

The PTB in the US have no intention of letting peace break out in Korea. I have a feeling that it was the surprisingly positive first meeting of Kim and Moon that caused the neocons to panic a bit. I'd say they stroked Trump's ego and told him "See, Kim backed down because you were such a powerful tweeter, you need to get in there and arrange a meeting so he can properly kiss your ass." The reality being that they wanted to insert themselves into the process to ensure no real progress would be made. They thought they had things sufficiently re-inflamed when Kim pulled out, only to have the Koreas talk amongst themselves yet again, and worse yet having Russia and China providing encouragement and offers to assist in securing the, no, NO! That is why talk of a summit is back on, and Bolton and Pompeo are both taking their own tacts to ensure any real agreement is poisoned. With any luck, the Koreas will realize there is no real need for US involvement at all, and with their Asian friends will reach an all-Asian peace accord. That is the only hope for doing something real, but it won't be easy.

Posted by: J Swift | Jun 6 2018 2:33 utc | 42

We have to shed the conceit that policy is embodied in one person or another. It is as foolish as believing that our leaders have been elected in a democratic process.

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Jun 6 2018 2:44 utc | 43

les7 @39: ... geo-political tour-de-force.

Hardly. What I see is an anti-Trump rant that reinforces MSM memes like Russians bombing hospitals and evil Mastermind Putin.

TPTB win when you pick a side.

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Jun 6 2018 2:55 utc | 44

@41 bevin

That's very nicely articulated, thank you. We live in an age when the entire military power of the west can be deconstructed by a few sentences filled with knowledge, not much more than a epitaph.


@18 NemesisCalling

I am so grateful that you wrote out what has needed to be said for some time now. The ultimate hubris of Rove who thought his empire was creating reality and that the rest of us were obligated to follow behind, trying to catch up in time, has now flipped into the obverse situation, where his empire is the VICTIM of time, and itself struggles to maintain pace with a changing world.

Thank you for describing this vastly important milestone in the world.

Posted by: Grieved | Jun 6 2018 2:56 utc | 45


The funny thing about the "bigger letter" is Trump's small hands (which Trump is famously defensive about). Kudos to the Photoshop artist.

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Jun 6 2018 3:07 utc | 46

It was widely reported about 2 years ago; Russia delivered the long delayed S-300 AA system to Iran.
Iran also has its home grown clone of said system.

Posted by: V | Jun 6 2018 3:21 utc | 47

@30 james - and karlof1 @33 and earlier, especially @5 with the link to Alastair Crooke and What Trump’s Policy of Energy Dominance Means for the World

james, I would differ from you very slightly in that I think many people DO have the stomach to follow the effects of derivative financial instruments in the commodities markets. Ask any stacker of silver or gold how the price has been manipulated as low as it is - or any commodities trader trying to buy or sell raw materials - and you'll get the coherent story that all the markets are rigged now. Oil is just another market, and when the price plunged in 2016, this wasn't caused by Saudi Arabia but by New York, and Wall Street.

But Crooke goes deeper into this than I quite realized it was possible to go - great link karlof1.

This policy of energy dominance is based on the derivatives market, and not on shale production. I had never quite understood this. Trump would understand immediately, of course. Many analysts have said that the only weapons of empire left are its financial majesty. And one doesn't simply attack an empire head on. There's a lot of ruin in a country, and especially in the global financial system, of which the US is indisputably the leader at this time, still, and which will itself not settle easily for ruin. Replacement, yes. Ruin, no.

And all these changes will take time to put in place. So for Trump to think he can rule the world on a position that is being eroded daily, is very short-sighted.


This brings me to b's concluding question: what endgame does Bolton pursue?

I have watched the neocons for some time. And I don't see that they ever have to prove their theories in reality. If they did, they would be ashamed and humiliated by all their failures of prediction and advocacy. Seven countries to be conquered in five years? And still the US is at impasse in all of them? But no one calls the neocons out for these failures. No one calls simple bullshit on them.

I conclude that the neocons exist in a world politically insulated from results and consequences. To describe this more fully means going into US politics in detail that I have no stomach for. But in such a privileged world, the only way to gain status is through the claim, not through the achievement. It's a bullshitter's world, a juvenile, schoolyard mentality where all the virgins compete with each other to be the most cool, and to talk the loudest about their pretended sexual scores.

This is closest I can come to understanding the neocons. It's the only model that fits their psychology, that I can find. So, I don't look to Bolton to have any endgame in mind. His only hope is that the game never ends. Because then he'd have to grow up. Admit his impotence. Join the world of adults.

Over the world's dead body, right John?

Posted by: Grieved | Jun 6 2018 3:26 utc | 48

@49 re '...the effects of derivative financial instruments in the commodities markets.'

From my limited knowledge of the stock market I get the impression commodities aren't considered cool these days. There's a lot of money sloshing around but mostly it's going into things like Amazon, Bitcoin and cannabis. But traders are a fickle bunch....things can change fast.

Posted by: dh | Jun 6 2018 3:57 utc | 49

@50 dh

With great respect - this is not about speculative investment money, this is about the productive global economy trying to operate in markets for raw materials - copper, aluminum, bitumen, titanium, steel, oil, all the building blocks of the material world. Corporate forecasting, mining profitability, energy and resource allocation, materials management - all of these very mundane and crucial things are hostage to markets that no longer contain the fabled "free market price discovery" resulting from the competition of one seller against another, in harmony with buyers seeking the best deal.

This entire process - which fills all the textbooks of economics, or else there is no more economics - this entire process, has been emasculated and rendered voiceless, completely devoid of effect, less than a memory of how it used to work, the suddenly groundless ground upon which the entire system was built.

There is no more marketplace. All markets are rigged. This is not fringe material by the way. This is completely straight dope, attested by central bank reports, by markets regulators and commissions, by everyone. The reason no one knows this is only that it takes time for old models that you learned in school to give way to modern realities that explain why some of your classmates are rich now. It takes time for realities to pervade the culture.

If you ever watched the film, The Big Short, about the imploding of the derivatives market in 2008, you would have touched on the corruption of today's markets. Wall Street is a thief. When did a thief ever explain what it was doing?

Posted by: Grieved | Jun 6 2018 4:21 utc | 50

Top comments in this thread, even paul the friendly troll had been sittin up waiting for b to post something.
@ all. The factions in the US? Perhaps I am on the wrong course but everything I read makes me feel it is important to know the factions to understand where US is going, what moves it will make.
Perhaps this is a macro detail, but it keeps bugging me that this is something important to know.

Posted by: Peter AU 1 | Jun 6 2018 4:32 utc | 51

Almand @ 34: As Russian President, Vladimir Putin is not responsible for the details of domestic policy. He can set a general agenda for the Prime Minister (Dmitri Medvedev) and the PM's cabinet to follow and can issue decrees (equivalent to Executive Orders issued by the US President) but apart from those powers, Putin leaves domestic policy to Medvedev and company. Also most legislation emanates from the State Duma (equivalent to the House of Representatives in the US and Australia). Perhaps this explains your distate for Russian domestic policy.

The Western obsession with Putin as though he were a stereotypical dictator ruling by whim says a great deal about Western arrogance and presumption that governments not aligned with US political and economic diktat must not be "democratic". In such a scenario, if only Putin could be overthrown, then Russians would rejoice. Since the reality is that Putin enjoys widespread popularity in Russia, the Western response is that Russians are either too stupid for their own good or are brainwashed.

Posted by: Jen | Jun 6 2018 4:44 utc | 52

@52 Peter AU 1

It must be lunch time in Oz, but it's bedtime in Texas, so I won't stay long. But you have asked a question that is more vast than any of us really understands. It's worth answering. And it's important to note that we are now at the time when this kind of question can be addressed. Before, the actions of the US caused us many questions about how to fight back, but there was never space to ask, what in the world was this US thing anyway?

Now there is the space, which means that the existence - and thus the survival - of the US can come into examination.

Back in early 2014, at the Maidan in Ukraine, many questions were mooted in those early revolutionary tribunals, but the last one of all was, what actually comprises the US? In what parts and pieces does this conglomeration of interests consist?

Back then, there was no time to examine these things. And also, it seems now that the US itself was undergoing a fragmentation that wasn't obvious four years ago, but which was happening. It took time, for example, to watch the military impotence of the US, to see the veils tear, to watch Russia and others best the empire, and to see the Emperor naked on his tired horse. These things took time for the evidence to accrue.

Now, this fragmentation of the US and the empire is discussed frequently. The White House, in fact, seems to show the way for internal discord.

I don't have any answers, but I wanted to say all this only to affirm that your question is by no means a "macro detail". It's actually the next thing to understand. We have learned from watching Russia and China that they have taken the full measure of their adversary, and have war-gamed the future, multiple steps in advance of the stumbling giant's perception - literally beyond his radar.

So the question you ask, to my mind, is the crucial question. We would all like to know the answer. We should be about this task.

Posted by: Grieved | Jun 6 2018 5:08 utc | 53

Apart from the gerent of the golden shower, the rest of the players from other nations especially europe, are graduates of the legislative school of ruling elite and even trump speaks as a legislator would most of the time. Legislators just don't 'do' revolution. they are incrementalists who favour evolution not revolution. A major push away from the $USD would be revolutionary for them, meaning it is unrealistic to expect a sudden major shift from the majority of european policy-makers.

But never fear - all is not lost as long as the amerikans continue to over-play their hand which exceptionalism insists they continue to do, the revulsion and instinctive reactions from euro pols will entice europe down the road of separation away from the evil empire.

Mainstream euro Pols of a certain generation, specifically gen X & Gen Y, couldn't have got where they are today without undergoing intensive USIS funded and developed indoctrination from an early age. That is going to take some work to negate, but now that more and more european national pols are winning election on the platform of standing up to globalism, a shift away from the empire is inevitable.
The EU like increasing numbers of local government authority across this rock, still have elected positions the M.E.P., but an MEP really only has the power to talk, the real (important) decisions are made by the cabal of european commissioners who are appointed by sovereign governments.
The change in Italy means that for the first time in a very long time an eu commissioner who isn't a neoliberal amerikan enabler spouting anodyne nonsense at every turn, can be selected for the EU commission.
In that case the MEP's could veto the entire commission - a particularly undemocratic piece of neoliberal nonsense which is going to work against the neolibs declares that individual commissioners cannot be vetoed, only an entire commission, but for more than a decade MEPs who want to over turn the EU's poodle like dedication to amerika have been confounded by a lack of suitable commissioner candidates, now that will no longer be the case.
I reckon that the new Italian government's appointment of Paolo Savona to the job of 'Minister for Europe' is a positive move, one that Trump, Bolton, Pompeo and all the rest of the innately unheeding amerikan derps who comprise the trumpet's 'leadership team' don't stand a shitshow in hell chance of comprehending these complexities even if they wanted to - which they do not.
Every move that trumpet makes vis a vis europe & Iran, especially those paper tiger bolton believes he has 'won' will be another nail in the coffin of nato and the 'special relationship' which the derpiest of europeans believe their own particular nation has with amerika.

Like the long forgotten commercial for some hair detergent used to claim "It won't happen overnight, but it will happen".
Trump and Bolton's every move guarantees the eventual demise of european support for the empire.

Posted by: Debsisdead | Jun 6 2018 5:14 utc | 54

@ Peter AU 1 who asked:
"Perhaps I am on the wrong course but everything I read makes me feel it is important to know the factions to understand where US is going, what moves it will make.
Perhaps this is a macro detail, but it keeps bugging me that this is something important to know."

I am as perplexed as you about the factions of the elite. We know they both/all support private finance but beyond that it is very cloudy for me. It seems that they may represent different strategies for maintaining empire a bit longer and/or throwing America under the bus in a way that provides the vampires of private finance another host country or other entity to operate their tentacles through.

And while we develop our scenarios about how the world operates most of our fellow humans spend zero time on said subject.

Posted by: psychohistorian | Jun 6 2018 5:17 utc | 55

Grieved and psychohistorian
Much appreciate your replies on this question. As karlof1 hhas put in his comment, US will inevitably go under, but length of tie it will take and what moves they will make, depends on the factions within the US. At the moment, as far as I can make out, it is the globalist vs the nationalists that are the main protagonists within the US.
Both sides want full spectrum dominance, one side by lead from behind, sort of like the village people band, and the US nationalist side backing trump want in your face dominance.

Posted by: Peter AU 1 | Jun 6 2018 6:57 utc | 56

'b asks "John Bolton Wants No Deal With North Korea Or Iran - But Is There Any Other Choice?"

Thats how rational person thinks, to understand you have to think from Zionists and Neocons perspective. They know US power is waning, and they want to harm Iran (and Syria, Hezb) as much as possible, while they still can. Zionists couldnt care less how much it hurts US itself, then what to speak of EU.

Neocons are aligned with zionists, but they still have some loyalty to US (or self preservation), hence direct attack on Iran hasnt happened. Other than that, they are on a full war path by any OTHER means. Due to extreme arrogance and hubris they think they can make Iran surrender, if they only apply "enough pressure." Of course its a pure delusion, but Zionists are happy to flame the flames.

The biggest danger in the near future is Israel escalating attacks on Syria, and since the latter no longer takes it silently, US might hope on to protect "poor innocent Israel against Iran/Syria aggression", which could quickly escalate. Russia is taking extreme precautions to avoid that, even placating Israel to some extent.

Posted by: Harry | Jun 6 2018 7:01 utc | 57

Pompeo is rational enough to realize that U.S.G. is unable to put any military pressure on NoKo and the best way to subvert that country is through a “color revolution”. In the meanwhile, Pompeo is reducing the military tension in the Korean Peninsula, in East-Asia, to be able to focus the overextended military assets in West-Asia, against Iran.

Posted by: Amir | Jun 6 2018 7:02 utc | 58

I look at the photo with this post, and I see a puppet show ! For a very juvenile audience.
Hell I can almost see the strings.but the guy working them as always just out of sight,like eny good illusion!
And behind us ? The Middle East.

Posted by: Mark2 | Jun 6 2018 9:37 utc | 59

@53 "With great respect - this is not about speculative investment money, this is about the productive global economy trying to operate in markets for raw materials - copper, aluminum, bitumen, titanium, steel, oil, all the building blocks of the material world. Corporate forecasting, mining profitability, energy and resource allocation, materials management - all of these very mundane and crucial things are hostage to markets that no longer contain the fabled "free market price discovery" resulting from the competition of one seller against another, in harmony with buyers seeking the best deal."

It's all about speculative investment money. You can't get more speculative than the futures market. Of course the markets are rigged. Added to the fact that Wall Street is run by crooks the markets are subject to the day-to-day whims of Trump who can't decide what to do about Iran, China etc..

Are presidents allowed to play the stock market?

Posted by: dh | Jun 6 2018 12:57 utc | 60

From b: “Facts do not matter to them.
As neither Iran nor North Korea can be moved or reasonably attacked I do not understand what endgame, if any, Bolton has in mind.”

What manner of political entity is Bolton? A Jewish American, with an allegiance to Israeli interests, as well as being a species of American traditionalist, a believer in and advocate of American violence and war. A bully, and reliant upon aggressive flights of fiction at any moment, to gain advantage.

His career spans the period when the US and its 'rulers', made up disproportionately of those with Bolton's tendencies, saw a permanent totalitarian global domination ambition as seemingly within grasp.

And it also spans the period of the demise of that pathological ambition, with Empire growing weaker in many ways, not least, due to the massive global public growth in awareness of the pathology, and disgust at it. Opponents of 'unipolar' totalitarian global control grow more numerous and stronger; the Empire wannabee grows weaker, especially in terms of ability to inflict cavalier violence, and in the social dysfunctions in the 'homeland'.

Whereby now, if the Americans do not wake up enough, the rot of Empire will metastasize, leaving the former 'proud colossus' as a disintegrating residual pathology, still extremely dangerous as a moldy leftover.

Trump came into power based on his verbal commitment to fixing the mess, MAGA, which was interpreted by the beneficiaries of the Established System as a repudiation of them, and of what America had become under their leadership and pathology. This repudiation of the PTB was well summarized by 'draining the swamp'. What Trump's actual agendas were and are is not the point here. His victory was based on a widespread sense of American political and social dysfunction, and the need for real new policy.

And Bolton was and is a prime example of what got the US into terminal decline, into extreme political and social dysfunction and pathology. His past is a record of influence and advocacy in not just destroying other countries, but in also destroying the United States. So there is great irony in 'MAGA Trump' hiring Bolton.

Notice that with the decline in the Establishment's means of direct military enforcement of their pillaging and domination, they are resorting to economic (especially sanctions) and media 'warfare' and various means of covert subterfuge. The sanctions and threats of sanctions have been accompanied by unprecedented levels of shrill, brazen mass media dishonesty; the colour revolutions have perhaps largely run their course, but active subversion by the Empire's residue is still commonplace.

In these three methods of trying to keep control and dominate – financial, informational and subterfuge, it is only the latter that Bolton may or may not be able to lend creative force to.

So he is largely a spent force, now out of his league, archaic, and likely to irritate more intelligent operatives, even when it comes to continuing the Empire project.
But for any hope of a gradual trend towards fixing America, he is catastrophic, and the one potential benefit of Bolton near power is to underline how wrongheaded the approach that he represents, is.

Diplomacy, good will, win/win are alien to Bolton and his kind.

But it may all be as simple as 'those the gods wish to destroy they first make mad'. Bolton seems crazed to me. It seems to be a prominent elite tendency.

Posted by: Robert Snefjella | Jun 6 2018 14:56 utc | 61

When a person like Pompeo is seen as the adult in the room, well ....
Anyway we are about 6 billion peeps who would like to carry on living, breathing, having sore asses, arms and backs, toiling in our face sweat just a little time more. Any deescalation and threat of throwing nuclear shit around is very welcome , be it done by any sane person.

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Posted by: Den Lille Abe | Jun 6 2018 14:59 utc | 62

I dont think Bolton has any say at all. He got on board to silence the deplorable's. The ultra right wing "land fill" mass o human reject that is the a majority in socialist fearing US.
Just had a chat with an American tourist, on Copenhagen Central Station, he was from Idaho, 72 years old and a hearthy being, He said" If I knew Scaninavia was like this, I and wifee would have come 30 years back. You are not even armed!"
No, I am not armed.

Posted by: Den Lille Abe | Jun 6 2018 15:13 utc | 63

Zanon and paul posting nonsense again.
I thought we agreed, that I was the only and sole provider of nonsense on this site...

So You will continue too?

Posted by: Den Lille Abe | Jun 6 2018 15:17 utc | 64

What an excellent discussion punctuated by outstanding questions and a few answers! But before I provide my own responses to them, I'd like to provide two items to further illustrate the overall dynamic. First, we have Putin's take on the interconnectivity of BRI and EAEU, although it's his final comment I'll highlight:

"Our trade grew last year to reach $87 bln and the first four months of this year saw a growth that equaled the figure for the whole of last year," Putin said. ‘That’s a very good rate and we must keep it up and accelerate further." [My emphasis]

Second, Pepe Escobar's best article so far this year, with numerous links to important papers and events completely ignored by the Propaganda System wherein he provides the following gem that forms much of the underlying basis for my own research:

"Viewed against the backdrop of the past 1,800 years, the recent period of Western relative over-performance against other civilizations is a major historical aberration. All such aberrations come to a natural end, and that is happening now." [My Emphasis]

Unfortunately, my explanation of Spengler's Cyclical History Theory was in the comment that the Cloud swallowed, but is directly related to the bolded sentence above--the circle is being squared, but in a manner altogether different from that envisioned by Trump, Neocons, Neoliberalcons, Clintonites, and all other Deep State actors. To continue in their current direction is to wind up being the Zero in their Zero-sum game--imagine the Headless Horseman galloping on aimlessly until he finally goes over the cliff to his death.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jun 6 2018 15:53 utc | 65

@60 Robert Snefjella

I'll call that a masterful appraisal of the situation and the neocons and Bolton. Totally accurate in all respects. Your concluding sentence about madness is really well described by the simple term of hubris. It's well remarked that institutions of privilege as they decay generate even greater amounts of hubris, one of the ironies of the situation.

Institutions in the first place decay because their time has passed or their officers have lost touch, and both these trends reinforce each other. The mysteries of the US and its internal makeup are at least balanced by the world's long understanding of how empires collapse. Power may not give up its hold willingly, but it increasingly finds itself clutching empty air, and dust, as the world moves on and it fails to get its own legs working.

Posted by: Grieved | Jun 6 2018 16:06 utc | 66

@korlof1 and grieved... thanks for both of your ongoing comments and the conversation.. i am going to veer off track a bit here, but before i do, i would just like to reaffirm that this whole financial dynamic is very central to what is going on..

this is a simplistic view, but one i hold... it seems like the world has focused on the economy at the cost of the environment... thus - economic numbers matter more then the health of the planet.. in simple terms - economics trumps environment... the way i see it, although the west would like to lord it over other countries via financial clout, russia and china are pursuing the same boneheaded disregard for the ecology of the planet.. gold mining, over fishing, over populating and etc. etc.. no country on the planet seems above any of this.. at what point do we transform to a world where money is no longer the most important consideration for every that is done? i realize this will come across as a joke to many... everyone needs money to live today.. here on the westcoast of vancouver island, i could go squat in the forest and live in a tree house, so long as some multinational corp didn't cut the tree down! but i would still need clean water and some basic essentials to continue.

on the other hand - it seems like we are one financial explosion away from a major transition... the 2008 crisis really showed who is in control politically and in every way... little guys - screwed.. big guys - citicorp and etc - bailed out.. if that doesn't tell someone how messed up the system is, nothing will..

meanwhile - financial derivative markets - the futures, crb and etc. etc.. they can and are manipulated.. that is a given! how long can the game go on for?

oligarchs competing with other oligarchs? i guess... it is impossible to know and follow..

Posted by: james | Jun 6 2018 17:07 utc | 67

@60 Grieved

Thanks for the compliment, and not to nit pick, or go off track, but I do wonder if the process of institutional decay - or corruption or dysfunction - isn't a larger composite of factors than you have indicated.

I have in mind, for example, the early FDA in the US, which (here I am going by memory so some of the details escape me) soon after its formation was described by one of its founders - Dr. Wiley - as working against the public interest.

While many of us are aware of the FDA's latter day corruption, the idea that corruption was almost immediate, an aspect of its very early years, is noteworthy I think. This would seem to indicate that the social and political context within which the FDA was established was not amenable to stalwarth integrity. And describing key elements of that context would take us further afield, I guess. One point that occurs as important is that the power of corporate and private interests were already 'trumping' the broader public interest.

Posted by: Robert Snefjella | Jun 6 2018 17:13 utc | 68

Grieved@65, RS@60,67:

“It's well remarked that institutions of privilege as they decay generate even greater amounts of hubris, one of the ironies of the situation.”

I wish I could credit the source of “privilege results in the absence of competition, and thus the degradationof skill.” As the elite become more out of touch they, like all incompetents, think they are doing better and better. If the results were not so devastating the irony would be more enjoyable.
And I have a small request. I hesitate to include this minor quibble during this interesting and informed discussion, but b. and others have used the term “poodle” to describe some governments and people operating within those governments. I agree that those people and institutions are deserving of ridicule and condemnation for their actions and policies. But “poodle” is like calling cops “pigs”: it misrepresents the non-human animal. Poodles are among the most intelligent dog breeds, up there with Border Collies, dolphins, elephants, and yes, pigs. You can give them commands like any dog, but they will look you in the eye and decide if you are worthy of the respect of obedience and the command fits into their agenda. Have you ever been ignored by a Caniche Royale? They can put cats to shame.

Can we come up with another term? Maybe Golden Retrievers (the permanent puppies, which is why people love them) or King Charles spaniels could substitute, though the terms are much longer and neither encapsulates the self-absorbed idiocy of the people we are referring to.

I believe this became more popular when Tony Blair was often referred to as “Bush’s poodle”. If Blair had half the intelligence and character of a poodle, he would not be Tony Blair.

I apologize for the intrusion and return you to the regularly scheduled discourse.

Posted by: NotBob | Jun 6 2018 17:15 utc | 69

sorry Grieved, you were @65

James, @66, at the risk of tooting my own horn a bit too melodiously, you might find some interest in an article of mine first published at Countercurrents and GlobalResearch, which is titled "Economic System Reform: Saving the Planet; Salvaging the Human Prospect", which touches on the matters you have raised pertaining to the attack on the biosphere by conventional economics.

Posted by: Robert Snefjella | Jun 6 2018 17:24 utc | 70

james asks 'how long can the game go on for?'

Until the next market crash. Which could come anytime and will come as a surprise to most people.

In retrospect the 2008 crash should have been easy to predict. A combination of sub-prime mortgages resulted in massive bank debts and bail outs (very high oil prices were a factor too).

Right now the market looks fairly stable in spite of Trump's periodic outbursts but if he goes too hard on China, NK or Iran all bets are off.

Posted by: dh | Jun 6 2018 17:32 utc | 71

On the 'all politics is local' front, I observe that there are signs of that truism becoming actually true this electoral season, as hopeful placards sprout and tv commercials begin to show their ugly heads. It fits I think with comments today about this strangely amorphous interim period perhaps resembling a forced truce in grand imperial designs, or the kind of low tide you get when the next thing to come along is a tsunami - things surface that have long been hidden by the sea and we wander bemused at our peril out towards that new horizon...

Well, not to encounter catastrophe, it might be safer to switch metaphors. The one I've been mulling over this morning is the old tin can - well, it was old, but it had been spruced up at the end of the Clinton years in office - Bill Clinton that is. He shellacked that old can so well that it ended up looking mighty fine and both parties were really really happy, all the big important guys, that is. Maybe not the locals, but they'd go along; they'd have to.

The parties set it up spanking new and free of dents for the next guy to come along and give it a fresh coat of paint, and war paint it was. That can rolled into Iraq and it rolled into Afghanistan, and it just kept rolling and rolling along. And then came Obama, who we thought was going to change everything. But here was this can, so he just gave it a shove, and boy did that sucker roll, smooth as you like. On and on, through Libya and up to the borders of Syria and who knows where else. It had eyes on it now, too; five of them.

Problem was, there were some boulders sticking up in the way, and pretty quick that can got dented. (Yay, boulders!) So now, here's this can, looking nearly busted to everyone. Every now and then Trump hauls off and kicks it so it shifts a few feet, but more often he's just stomping on it in frustration. Can don't roll much any longer, darn thing. What to do?

You can't tell me we don't live in interesting times.

Posted by: juliania | Jun 6 2018 17:55 utc | 72

I debated about adding this insight from the end of Pepe's article, and given the inclusion of derivatives and numerous economic questions/observations, it was certainly apt:

"Western elites cannot but worry when central banks in China, Russia, India and Turkey actively increase their physical gold stash; when Moscow and Beijing discuss launching a gold-backed currency system to replace the US dollar; when the IMF warns that the debt burden of the global economy has reached $237 trillion; when the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) warns that, on top of that there is also an ungraspable $750 trillion in additional debt outstanding in derivatives."

Now we have Canada in revolt: Canada's Trade Minister Francois Philippe Champagne:

"What we are seeing is that the world economic order is under pressure, under attack."

I wonder how many Western publications will cite the Canadian Minister's accurate portrayal of current events? And of course, it's absolutely impossible to say Putin did it. Given the rapid rise in rhetoric, will Trump fail to attend the G6+1 in Canada this weekend? IMO, Trump would rather scrap NAFTA than attempt to renegotiate, which would actually be of benefit to Mexico primarily, thus explaining why Trump's gung-ho for a bilateral deal with Canada and not with Mexico. (For Trump, Mexico's a deplorable nation only worthy of being walled off permanently from El Norte and of no benefit economically; rather, he sees Mexico and the entire South America as a economic drain.)

In my own personal response to it all, my mind flipped to a classical piece of Art Rock from 1970, The Moody Blues's Question, for that's what this entire discourse embodies. And at almost 50 year old, Question shows just how long humanity's looked for an answer/alternative to "a world of persecution that's burning in its greed." Many of that era's "protest songs" are played on my local classic rock station and are 100% appropriate for today--which is both maddening and saddening. I recall one of the major slogans of the USSR aimed at The West--the utter decadence of Western Culture--which was brushed off with the retort at Soviet Backwardness. Both slogans proved correct, but it appears only Russia improved itself while China looked on and learned.

It's looking quite likely that the One Quadrillion $$ in debt will create sink holes under Wall Street in Manhattan and the City of London that will reach all the way to China only to be stopped by the Great BRI/Gold-backed Yuan Wall.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jun 6 2018 18:14 utc | 73

Re: Grieved | 50 and 53

I think you indicated where the US is going via your astute #50 post. As you say, ALL the markets are rigged, which is another aspect of the total corruption of the West. But the process of creating unlimited fiat currency and derivatives the banksters are using to hold the markets together is collapsing. This house of cards/Tower of Babel is built on unsterilized zero interest rate money that has been endlessly handed out to the banks who have used it and leveraged it to buy into the bond market (at the behest of the US Fed, of course); this has created false demand for the bonds and has provided a guaranteed income to the banks when the bonds are purchased and also leveraged with derivatives.

They have crossed the Rubicon with this process long ago and it is totally out of control. 70% of the quadrillion $$ mountain of derivatives are interest-rate swaps. But now the hyperinflationary process has begun and the rates are going to be driven inexorably upward. Higher rates will cause an implosion in the interest-rate swaps and a massive collapse of the bond market. It is truly the biggest bubble in human history. Higher rates will also make the interest on the US national debt unpayable. This will ultimately bring about the collapse of the big banks and remove the dollar as the global reserve currency.

This collapse is of course greatly facilitated by the Chinese, Russians, Iranians, et al, as is often pointed out by psychohistorian and others on the blog (thanks for all this and thanks to b for making it possible).

In other words, the impending collapse of the Western financial system -- which IMHO is not by design of the banksters -- is where the US is going. I have to hope that the implosion will not lead to utter chaos and World War 3, but I don't have a crystal ball. I do think it will lead to social chaos in the US. This will most likely lead to a declaration of martial law, but I am not sure that US troops will be willing to carry out orders to kill US civilians en masse. There seem to be some strong movements in some states towards removing themselves from the Federal government, which is universally hated these days by most of the "Deplorables" and probably a majority of US citizens.

Posted by: Perimetr | Jun 6 2018 18:42 utc | 74

I should have said "At the behest of the US Treasury" in my previous post, apologies.

Posted by: Perimetr | Jun 6 2018 18:55 utc | 75


Thanks for directing me to QUESTIONS a great song I had not heard when I should.

Posted by: CarlD | Jun 6 2018 18:57 utc | 76

OT--I'd like to share two of my informational sources with the bar. Peak Oil News and its weekly companion Peak Oil Review can be subscribed to at the link. They provide a listing, synopsis and link to relevant articles touching on all aspects of oil and energy developments. It's free and one can easily unsubscribe. I subscribed back when I was a member of ASPO-USA, 15 years-ago. Some know about the Automatic Earth blog which was formed by former ASPO colleagues is another excellent source.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jun 6 2018 19:00 utc | 77

@70 robert snefjella.. thanks.. i found your article here and will read it at some point today.. thanks.

@71 dh... i naively think another market crash would be good for the planet.. in all likelihood those who stands the most to benefit from it, know about it in advance.. maybe a perfect storm will come along to alter even their plans in it all.

@73 karlof1.. i think the end of your post is wishful thinking... it is possible, but the future is very hard to predict. i like part about protest songs..i see roger waters is still shining a light on how the 'uncivilized' countries - uk and usa in particular are keeping julian assange... that speaks volumes on their complete contempt for anything resembling humanity or compassion... back to finances - obviously russia, iran, china and etc have to seek alternatives.. they have no choice given the set up at present.. russia is probably the smartest in developing the military technology while hanging onto their nuclear weapons.. it is a sad and sorry chapter where we are at present, but one can hope for better given it all too..

@74 perimetr... i hope you are right in your conclusion - "the impending collapse of the Western financial system -- is where the US is going." and by extension that would include the whole world as i see it.. it will probably be horrific, but needed regardless..

Posted by: james | Jun 6 2018 19:07 utc | 78

@70 robert senfjella... i have a post held in the cue due the link to your article you mention - i guess...

either way, i am reading it and enjoying it... it is interesting you and the 2 authors you cite are all canucks... that is encouraging to know some canucks are thinking about this in a serious enough way to write books on it, not to mention articles - like yours..

i am at this point in the article and would like to comment - "it is as noted necessary that a country be able to make independent national economic policies. This includes not being bound by restrictive bi-national or multinational economic agreements that preclude independent national initiatives in economic policy."

the whole motion in the world of neoliberalism has been to erase national policy or identity... this is another reason to believe the reason all these ''international policies'' are the means of enforcing neoliberalism at the cost of our ecology and environment..

thanks for writing the article and drawing it to my attention!

Posted by: james | Jun 6 2018 20:47 utc | 79

One of the writers highlighted by Pepe Escobar in his item I linked above has a paper which is an extract based on the author's book Pepe cites: Russia’s Geoeconomic Strategy for a Greater Eurasia. The website I found it on is one I haven't seen before, which isn't unusual, and looks promising after a very short perusal. Diesen's also been a participant in several Valdai Club conferences where he's delivered papers with a similar thematic basis.

A synopsis of Pepe's last linked book is available at the author's website where one can also find many of his articles. All of which goes to prove the historian's inbox is never empty. Someone mentioned information overload as a problem to which I mostly disagree as at some point one must learn to winnow sources after a short perusal, and it's better to have a wealth of information versus a paucity.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jun 6 2018 22:03 utc | 80

WRT to corruption being evident and baked into the FDA upon its very inception, I am reminded of a recent story regarding Safety Regs in a dangerous energy field.

To wit: Inspectors (privately contracted) are encouraged to look the other way - write up positive reports - in spite of violations they encounter based upon their primary company's relationship with various other contractors. If a violation is noted, it is generally motivated by personal animosity toward a particularly irritating employee. Many safety violations pass muster because the Safety inspector wants to please the org and keep his job. There are few violations which are reported.

Pretty simple.

Posted by: fast freddy | Jun 6 2018 23:48 utc | 81

Ukraine damaging their reputation for honesty by staging a fake murder or the Guardian attacking Jeremy Corbyn for being antisemitic because he's not a Zionist for examples. Maybe it's time to wake up now...
Posted by: Ghost Ship | Jun 5, 2018 3:49:14 PM | 16

What did we learn in 2018 that we could not know in the previous years? Ukrainian government and Guardian became less factual than in previous propaganda efforts? Really?

For years, those who identify "freedom", "world opinion" etc. with a Washington-dominated consensus of North Atlantic elites learned to bravely disregard minor (and major) inconsistencies in the name of common front of the civilized order and denying comfort to bad a...s like Putin, Assad, etc. The latter motivation is surprisingly potent. If anti-monarchists are bad guys, I would rather drop dead than admit that the king is naked.

Posted by: Piotr Berman | Jun 7 2018 0:05 utc | 82

I must stress that I am making a picky nitpick against Ghost Ship. It is not the case that "now it's time to wake up", it is always good to be "awake" rather "now we can enjoy a nap for few years" -- we are not talking about a healthy sleep pattern within 24 cycle, but about an effort to shed misconceptions with, say, less than a year (or five years? better than never) after we have appropriate evidence.

Posted by: Piotr Berman | Jun 7 2018 0:13 utc | 83

weird how my post where i responded to a few folks here got stuck in the cue and still hasn't shown up.. oh well..

Posted by: james | Jun 7 2018 2:02 utc | 84

Since part of the discussion here is on financial and economic matters, I wanted to offer the latest article from Paul Craig Roberts. Although I and others have talked down about his reliability on various geopolitical matters, no one has ever disparaged his economic knowledge, and I'm very glad that his article fits so well with what we've been talking about here.

He's written what I think is a very useful brief review of the neoliberal and neocon policies of recent decades, including some clear illustrations of how corporations were pushed by large banks to offshore US production to developing countries, and thus destroyed the national workforce income, upon which the general economy depends. Roberts amplifies our understanding of the policies that caused this, shows what's going wrong now, and offers the prescription for fixing it.

His geopolitical notes seem very accurate to me also in this context. In economics as well as in military and strategic matters, it seems that everything the US is doing is backfiring to its own detriment: The Absence of Diplomacy Is Isolating Washington

Posted by: Grieved | Jun 7 2018 5:05 utc | 85

@74 Perimetr

That's an excellent summary of the situation, thank you. I agree that the FED is caught in a dilemma with interest rates, which is why analysts on our side of the curtain agree that they can't be raised too much because this will collapse the bond market. So they'll simply be lowered under a new pretext. The economy will stagnate along.

My take is that consumer spending can't lift the economy because the workforce is broke (see the Paul Craig Roberts article I linked just now). And money velocity is at a crawl, and has been since 2008. No trend can get traction with the velocity of transactions at such a snail pace. We're in global deflation of resource values, an asset bubble on financial instruments, and steady cost inflation that increases the cost of living beyond income gains, but doesn't jump into hyper-drive because no one is spending. That's my personal view only.

I'm not an expert on this but I gather that everything the US is doing has been done by Japan for a couple of decades already. I think their central bank has been buying stocks directly on the exchange for at least a year or two now. There's a lot of ruin in an economy. I don't think we're talking crash of the system. We'll see corrections of markets within the system, and we'll call these things crashes - and they'll feel like crashes - but the system itself, I think, is built to accommodate crashes. Crashes are how a lot of the players make money.

I think about two things. One is that bankers don't regard debt as bad. To them, it's a performing asset. So, vast global debt to them is great. All they want is the interest payment. I'm not convinced that these huge debts in the tens of trillions ever get paid back. I think the debtor renegotiates the interest when it becomes impossible to account for fiscally, and a bunch of paper debt gets written down. As long as the debtor remains a debtor in perpetuity, banks are happy. Again, I'm not an expert at all, but this is kind of my thinking of how bankers have always operated.

The other thing is what Jim Rickards has said, that if the IMF Special Drawing Right began to flourish alongside or in place of the USD as a reserve currency, he reckons there's a good $100 Trillion in new liquidity that could enter the global system. This would paper over a lot of cracks, and make good a lot of thieves.

As for derivatives, they have the power to take down their ultimate underlying physical asset. That's what happened in 2008. The fix would be law to prohibit this. Make the derivative non-redeemable in this sense. It means repudiating contracts. Sooner or later, governments might be compelled to do such things. I don't know but I think that derivatives can only crash the system if humans let them.

Within the system, all the bubbles crash at intervals, and take out the little guy who was drawn or suckered into them. The real players make their profits from the losses of millions of little guys.

Capitalism is theft, and banking is usury. So these are the ways we should expect to see the system continue to operate, in whatever guise fits the hour.


ps..none of the above takes into account any plans that China and Russia might have for a future trading system in the world.

Posted by: Grieved | Jun 7 2018 5:38 utc | 86

This is a high time for the final solution of mankind problem!

Posted by: Arioch | Jun 7 2018 9:31 utc | 87

Off Topic but relevant to the blizzard of Christian Colonial Bullshit. From the "And Another Thing" (phone-in quips) column on the LETTERS page of The Age, Melbourne on May 24, 2018.

Topic: America.

"I never though I would see the day when the real threat to the planet's survival, peace and stability is the United States of America. But here we are."

Susan Oldham, Preston.

Ten years ago, there wasn't a snowflake's chance in Hell of The Age publishing a letter expressing that sentiment. One may, therefore, safely assume that Ms Oldham's quip was merely the simplest and clearest of many similar messages.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Jun 7 2018 13:45 utc | 88

Capitalism is theft, and banking is usury. So these are the ways we should expect to see the system continue to operate, in whatever guise fits the hour.

ps..none of the above takes into account any plans that China and Russia might have for a future trading system in the world.

Posted by: Grieved | Jun 7, 2018 1:38:19 AM | 86

From a longer historical perspective, starting from neolithic, people had a variety of ways to convince other individuals or groups to give them valuable objects, animals, persons (e.g. brides) etc., and they could be barter, exchange of gifts, application of potentially lethal force (tribute or theft, if you will) and so on. "Property" is one of the concepts that was used, but the meaning was different in different societies because mutual obligations had different character than contract obligations of modern times.

"Accounts" were one of the inventions of that kind, and they could be settled with some type of currency, cowry shells, copper, silver, gold, paper money (invented by Mongols or just used widely when they ruled in China).

The switch from economy dominated by production of goods for trade, and the trade to economy dominated by financial institution has a close analogy with the Netherlands in 1500-1800 period, with the bulk of production shifted to England, a country with much larger and cheaper workforce. In time, England also dominated banking and trade, but the shift was definitely profitable for the Dutch elite, part of that elite simply migrated and part slowly and comfortably declined. China could be to North America and Europe what England was to the Netherlands, except that there is no monarchy or common ideology supported by religion -- but England did defeat the Netherlands a few times when the latter objected to English impositions.

Posted by: Piotr Berman | Jun 7 2018 16:19 utc | 89

@85 grieved.. thanks for the paul craig roberts link.. i thought it was a good overview on where we are now and worth the read!

Posted by: james | Jun 7 2018 16:47 utc | 90


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A chamber or series of chambers is formed from layers of nested shells and used to manipulate a work product within the chambers. The shells are formed from highly ordered material structures, such as superconductors and metamaterials, and the work product is manipulated using energy that is directed from the outside of the chamber, through the nested shells and into the chamber. The nested shells have an open position and a closed position or have a bridge through which a working material can be passed from one set of nested shells to another set of nested shells. The superconducting shells can be type-1 or type-2, and the metamaterial shells can include any combination of a frequency agile metamaterial, a split ring resonator, an artificial structure of a wire medium, a unit cell of an artificial magnetic metamaterial, metamaterial superlattices and any combination thereof, or other highly ordered composite metamaterials.

Number of Claims: 22
What is claimed is:
1. A chamber for altering strong force bonds in a work product, comprising: an electromagnetic shield positioned around the work product, wherein said electromagnetic shield is substantially impervious to electromagnetic radiation, electrical fields and magnetic fields; a plurality of nested shells surrounding the work product, wherein said shells are selected from the group of materials consisting of superconductors, metamaterials and a combination thereof; and a sound perturbation system in operative communication with the work product inside said shells.
2. The chamber set forth in claim 1, wherein said nested shells have an open position and a closed position.
3. The chamber set forth in claim 2, wherein said nested shells are comprised of a pair of interconnected hemispheres and wherein at least one of said pair of interconnected hemispheres.overlaps the other of said pair of interconnected hemispheres and wherein said flange provides a pressure seal.
4. The chamber set forth in claim 2, wherein said nested shells are comprised of a plurality of interconnected, overlapping walls.
5. The chamber set forth in claim 1, wherein said metamaterial is selected from the group of highly ordered composite materials consisting of a frequency agile metamaterial, a split ring resonator, an artificial structure of a wire medium, a unit cell of an artificial magnetic metamaterial, metamaterial superlattices and any combination thereof.
6. The chamber set forth in claim 1, further comprising a series of nested shells and a bridge between said series of nested shells, wherein said bridge is selected from the group of materials consisting of superconductors, metamaterials and a combination thereof.
7. The chamber set forth in claim 1, further comprising a reservoir containing a coolant in contact with at least one side of said superconductors.
8. A chamber for altering strong force bonds in a work product, comprising: a plurality of nested shells surrounding the work product and having an open position and a closed position, wherein said shells are comprised of a highly ordered material structure selected from the group consisting of superconductors, metamaterials and any combination thereof; a base supporting said nested shells; and a means for transferring energy from outside of the chamber into the chamber through said nested shells.
9. The chamber set forth in claim 8, wherein said metamaterials have negative refraction indexes corresponding to electromagnetic waveforms or groups of electromagnetic waveforms.
10. The chamber set forth in claim 8, further comprising a bridge between said nested shells and another plurality of nested shells.
11. The chamber set forth in claim 8, wherein said energy transferring means includes a sound perturbation system surrounding said nested shells which is in operative communication with the work product inside said nested shells.
12. The chamber set forth in claim 11 wherein said nested shells are metamaterial shells.
13. The chamber set forth in claim 8, wherein said energy transferring means is comprised of an encapsulated electrical circuit extending through said nested shells.
14. The chamber set forth in claim 13 wherein said nested shells are metamaterial shells.
15. The chamber set forth in claim 8, further comprising an electromagnetic shield positioned around the work product, wherein said electromagnetic shield is substantially impervious to electromagnetic radiation, electrical fields and magnetic fields.
16. A chamber for altering strong force bonds in a work product, comprising: a plurality of shells surrounding the work product, at an interior region of the shells wherein said shells are selected from the group of materials consisting of superconductors, metamaterials and a combination thereof, wherein said shells comprise a first shell section and a second shell section with an overlapping section at an interconnection between said first shell section and second shell section and said shells have an open position wherein said interior region is accessible from a space exterior to said shells and a closed position wherein said interior region is inaccessible from a space exterior to said shells wherein said first shell section is moveable at said interconnection relative to said second shell section and wherein said first shell section and said second shell section overlap at said interconnection when said shells are in said closed position and do not overlap at said unterconnection when said shells are in said open position; and a base on which said plurality of shells is mounted in said space exterior to said shells.
17. The chamber set forth in claim 16, wherein said chamber comprises an electromagnetic shield comprising a superconducting shell.
18. The chamber set forth in claim 17, further comprising a reservoir containing a coolant in contact with at least one side of said superconducting shell.
19. The chamber set forth in claim 16, further comprising a means for transferring energy from outside of the chamber into the chamber through said plurality of shells.
20. The chamber set forth in claim 19 wherein said plurality of shells comprises nested metamaterial shells.
21. The chamber set forth in claim 16, further comprising a sound perturbation system in operative communication with the work product inside said shells.
22. The chamber set forth in claim 16 wherein said plurality of shell comprises nested metamaterial shells.
This application is a continuation-in-part of U.S. application Ser. No. 11/108,424 filed on Apr. 18, 2005 now U.S. Pat. No. 7,507,916 and U.S. application Ser. No. 11/192,610 filed on Jul. 29, 2005 and issued on Dec. 16, 2008 as U.S. Pat. No. 7,465,886.
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to superconductive materials, and more particularly, to a superconducting shell(s) with electromagnetic shielding surrounding a work product in an entropically isolated environment with kinetic facilitation of energy generation or propulsion.
2. Related Art
Generally, quantum physics predicts that all of space is filled with zero-point fluctuations, also called the zero-point field, creating a universal sea of zero-point energy. The density of this energy depends critically on where in frequency the zero-point fluctuations cease. Since space itself is thought to break up into a kind of quantum foam at a tiny distance scale called the Planck scale (10 −33 cm), it is argued that the zero point fluctuations must cease at a corresponding Planck frequency (1043 Hz). According to this theory, the zero-point energy density would be 110 orders of magnitude greater than the radiant energy at the center of the sun.
There are numerous patents whose claims use electromagnetic radiation to facilitate conversion of zero point energy into usable electrical energy, such as U.S. Pat. No. 5,590,031. It has also been suggested that a superconducting sphere could be used to interact with an external geomagnetic field to propel a vehicle within the field, such as in U.S. Pat. No. 6,318,666, and that plasma could be phased to interference waves using electromagnetism, such as in U.S. Pat. No. 5,966,452. However, these prior devices fail to disclose or suggest a superconducting shell according to the present invention, which does not interact with external geomagnetic field, or any other ambient magnetic or electrical field, but instead shields the interior of the shell from such fields to use sound and kinesis as an energy driver. Therefore, these prior devices cannot provide an entropically isolated environment for a work product within such devices.
Generally, the present invention provides an entropically isolated environment for a work product within a chamber. In particular, the present invention is a chamber formed by a series of nested shells that shield a work product within the chamber from electromagnetic fields from the ambient environment around the chamber. Generally, the nested shells act to mitigate the electromagnetic field from getting past the high order of the structures. In one embodiment of the invention, at least one shell is superconductive. The superconducting shells can be made of either overlapping individual superconductors or made of a solid superconductor wall and a series of nested shells can be connected through one or more bridges. Other embodiments may use different types of highly ordered materials for the nested shells which act to mitigate the electromagnetic field from getting past the high order of the structures, such as metamaterials. Even though the materials are interchangeable the principles remain the same; in other words, each embodiment teaches the same scientific principles and applications. To that end, the embodiments will be summed by the word shells which are constructed of highly ordered materials. The work product can be manipulated using kinetic energy or electromagnetic energy encapsulated in isolated conduit wrapping to maintain the electromagnetic free phase state in one shell or a series of connected shells.
The present invention effects zero point energy on atomic strong/weak force and molecular structures by creating an entropically isolated environment in which ambient electromagnetic fields are minimized during the critical initiating phase of energetic conversion of zero point energy. More particularly, the chamber of the present invention maintains a mixed state of low entropy followed by high entropy and effects atomic and molecular structures of the work product placed within the chamber. Accordingly, the chamber can be used in biophysics/life sciences, electronics, computer science, energy production, propulsion, particle physics, electromagnetism, chemistry, pharmaceuticals and material science.
Further areas of applicability of the present invention will become apparent from the detailed description provided hereinafter. It should be understood that the detailed description and specific examples, while indicating the preferred embodiment of the invention, are intended for illustration only and are not intended to limit the scope of the invention.
The present invention will become more fully understood from the detailed description and the accompanying drawings, wherein:
FIG. 1 illustrates an isometric, cutaway view of the present invention;
FIGS. 2A, 2B and 2C illustrate cross-sectional views of FIG. 1 chamber;
FIGS. 3A and 3B illustrate an exploded view of the chamber of FIG. 1;
FIG. 4 illustrates a schematic representation of the present invention;
FIG. 5 illustrates an alternative embodiment of the present invention;
FIGS. 6A and 6B illustrate an alternative embodiment of the present invention;
FIG. 7 illustrates an alternative embodiment of the present invention;
FIGS. 8A and 8B illustrate interior sectional views of the chamber;
FIG. 9 illustrates a schematic representation of a gyroscopic embodiment;
FIGS. 10 and 11 illustrate alternative embodiments of the present invention;
FIG. 12 illustrates a schematic of a single chamber with bridge attachment;
FIG. 13 illustrates cross-section view of a single chamber of FIGS. 14 and 15;
FIG. 14 illustrates an alternate embodiment of the present invention called ESD;
FIG. 15 illustrates an alternate embodiment of the present invention called EPS;
FIG. 16 illustrates a wave cancellation apparatus for the present invention; and
FIGS. 17A, 17B, and 17C illustrate another alternative embodiment.
Referring to the accompanying drawings in which like reference numbers indicate like elements, FIG. 1 illustrates a cutaway view of the Spheric Alignment Mechanism chamber 10 in an exemplary embodiment. The chamber 10 is formed in layers as a series of nested shells 12 which surround the work product 14 at the interior portion of the chamber 10. An outer structural casing 16 forms the exterior surface of the chamber 10. Within the structural casing 16, an electromagnetic shield 18 which surrounds a superconducting shell 20. The superconducting shell 20 is preferably immersed in a cryogenic coolant 22 contained in a reservoir 24. The reservoir 24 is preferably formed by a pair of Dewar flasks 26, 28 on opposite sides of the superconducting shell 20, i.e. the superconducting shell is sealed between the outer Dewar flask 26 and inner Dewar flask 28. The inner Dewar flask 28 is preferably protected by an inner casing 30 around the interior portion of the chamber 10.
As illustrated in FIG. 2A, the chamber 10 can be formed from two interconnected hemispheres 32, 34 within a support structure 36. In particular, poles 38 can align the hemispheres 32, 34 while permitting the upper hemisphere 32 to slide relative to the lower hemisphere 34 and holding the lower hemisphere 34 in place. The hemispheres 32, 34 preferably include overlapping sections 40 that are sealed together with a flange 42 that may provide a pressure-seal 42′. A detail view of the chamber's layers 12 in the overlapping section 40 is illustrated in FIG. 2B. Each of the hemispheres 32, 34 preferably has an intake valve 44 through which the cryogenic coolant can be circulated. While the chamber 10 is open, the work product 14 can be set onto a platform 46 or placed directly onto the interior surface.
As illustrated in FIG. 2C, once the chamber 10 is closed, the work product 14 and the interior of the chamber 10 is shielded from outside electromagnetic radiation 48, including electric and magnetic fields and noise. Inside the closed chamber 10, the work product 14 is situated in an entropically isolated environment. In particular, when the chamber 10 is open, the work product 14 within the chamber is at an entropic level approximately equivalent to the ambient environment around the exterior of the chamber 10. However, once the chamber 10 is closed, the interior of the chamber 10, including the work product 14, has a higher entropic stasis level. The electromagnetic shield 18 can be made from any number of materials, including lead, niobium, and metal alloys such as alloys known as MUMETAL and/or METGLAS, as well as combinations of such shielding materials. For example, lead foil and/or niobium backing can be manufactured with or added to the Dewar flasks 26, 28. An interior vacuum or pressurization can be created within the chamber 10 relative to standard atmospheric conditions through a vacuum or pressurization system and sealed by the pressurized flange 42, respectively. The work product table 46 can contain the mechanisms for these systems 46 ′, 46″.
An exploded view of the chamber's layers 12 are illustrated in FIGS. 3A and 3B. The superconducting shell may be formed as a solid, continuous shell 20′, as overlapping shell sections 20″ or any equivalent thereof. It will be appreciated that nested superconducting shells can also be used in the other embodiments of the present invention. As discussed above, it is preferable to completely surround the interior region of the chamber 10 by the superconducting shell 20. The shielding 18 can be made from multiple layers, such as one layer of MUMETAL and/or METGLAS 18′ that can be combined with lead foil and/or niobium backing 18″.
It will be appreciated that the chamber's interior 10 can be maintained at a pressure and temperature equivalent to the surrounding ambient conditions, and does not need to be cryogenically cooled or evacuated to increase the entropic stasis level within the chamber 10 over that of the ambient environment outside the chamber 10. When a cryogenic coolant is used, the double-Dewar flasks minimize the heat-transfer between the coolant and the interior and exterior of the chamber 10. Examples of cryogenic coolants include liquid nitrogen, liquid hydrogen, liquid helium and solid nitrogen in aluminum foam. It will also be appreciated that any superconductive element can be used in the present invention, including superconductors now known as type-1 and type-2, and their equivalents, including any superconductor that may be made from materials that are superconductive at sea-level standard conditions, i.e., room temperature. For some applications, a single Dewar flask may be used.
The general schematic arrangement of the chamber is illustrated in FIG. 4, Coulombically represented as a Gaussian surface (G) with a sphere of radius R lying just above the surface of the superconductive shell. The design of the chamber 10 enables electromagnetic field decay in the interior chamber by creating the entropically isolated environment. The equation for electric flux, according Gauss' law, is provided in equation 1 below, where A is the area of the surface and e is the electric field strength just above the surface of the conductor:
As discussed above and illustrated in FIG. 4, the interior of the chamber 10 is shielded from the electromagnetic fields 48, and as discussed in more detail below with reference to FIG. 3B, the chamber can include an electromagnetic pulse generator to alter the chamber's internal entropic state.
It will also be appreciated that the chamber 10 is not limited to being formed in the shape of a sphere and does not necessarily need to be made from a pair of hemispheres 32, 34. The chamber 10 can be formed in any geometric shape and from any number of sections that enclose the work product 14, such as illustrated in FIGS. 5, 6 and 7. As illustrated in FIG. 5, the chamber 10 can be formed by wall sections 12′. Each wall section 12′ is formed from a set of nested shells 12 similar to those discussed above with respect to FIGS. 1, 2 and 3. As with the hemisphere shells 12, the wall sections 12 ′ may overlap each other. Generally, the shells 12, 12′ surround the work product 14 and permit the entry of the work product 14 into the interior portion of the chamber 10.
As particularly illustrated in FIG. 5, the wall sections 12 ′ can be flat panels with the outer structural casing 16 and electromagnetic shield 18 surrounding the superconducting shell 20. These walls can enclose an operating area, reducing cellular necrosis for a patient with biophysical trauma. In one operating environment, exotic materials such as solid nitrogen and aluminum foam could be used, along with a niobium with METGLAS faced superconducting wall encased within a Dewar that is sealed in insulation and a metal casing.
FIG. 6A illustrates an embodiment in which the chamber 10 is a version of FIG. 1 elongated in the x-axis with shells 12 formed in an ellipsoid shape, and FIG. 7 particularly illustrates an embodiment of the chamber 10 in which the shells 12 are cylindrical and form a sheath 12″ around the wire as the work product 14. The ellipsoid device can be used to reduce cellular necrosis resulting from a blunt trauma by placing a person within the chamber, illustrated in FIG. 6B. The chamber can be sized for portability, such as by removing the ends of the chamber, i.e., the ends identified by the dashed lines in FIGS. 6A and 6B. This portable embodiment can be sized as a Spheric Suspension Jacket is an example of a partially enclosed chamber 10 that surrounds the work product, or person, by completely enclosing the patient from the neck to the thighs. The Spheric Suspension Jacket can be used to reduce cellular necrosis for a patient with biophysical trauma in an ambulatory environment. This is accomplished by suspending environmental ambient electromagnetic field interaction on cells in the patient's spinal cord, minimizing cellular necrosis and temporarily stabilizing injury pending transfer into a full pod or suspension surgical theater for advanced trauma care. The sheathed wire device of FIG. 7 can be used to power electronic equipment within any one of the chambers 10.
Within the closed interior chamber 10, the work product 14 can be manipulated between its high entropy stasis and a lower entropy excitation mode. Excitation of the work product 14 and the interior chamber 10 can be performed by introducing electromagnetic and/or kinetic energy into the chamber 10. One example of transmitting kinetic energy into the chamber is a drive 50 that may be housed in the base 52 and which rotates the chamber 10. Another example would be a sound perturbation system 54, which may also be housed at the base 52 or elsewhere around the chamber 10. The sound perturbation system 54 can be tuned to the material frequencies of the work product 14. The amplifier and speaker can be outside the chamber 10, and the sound can be projected into the chamber 10 through a tuned resonant tube 56 and can be directed or otherwise focused to perturb the work product. Preferably, the tuned resonant tube is constructed using materials that enhance resonance and also provide shielding properties, such as METGLAS. Accordingly, the chamber 10 of the present invention eliminates, avoids and/or minimizes electromagnetic radiation during the critical initiating phase of energetic conversion of zero point energy by maintaining a mixed state of low entropy on one and followed immediately by high entropy in the other.
As an example of such kinetic energy manipulation, a yttrium work product 14 can be placed within the open chamber 10. The chamber 10 is closed and sealed, and sound waves of yttrium quantum vibration or associated frequency played from a storage medium are created by the sound perturbation system 54 , projected into the chamber 10. For composite materials, the quantum vibrations will be a spectrum based on the composite's component materials, creating and blended to enable harmonic oscillations.
Electromagnetic energy can also be transmitted into the chamber 10 by a number of methods. A wire 58 can connect electromagnetic circuits 60 within the chamber 10 to an energy source 62 outside the chamber 10. Well-known electromagnetic circuits 60 can be used to excite the work product 14, such as a magnetic field generator, an electromagnetic field pulse initiator, a laser, and a light. The wire 58 preferably conducts electricity to the circuits 60 through the base 52. The wire 58 is preferably electromagnetically shielded and enclosed within a superconductive sheath 12″ as illustrated in FIG. 7 and the electrodes may be similarly formed. Accordingly, in manipulating the work product using electromagnetic energy, the circuit should be encapsulated in isolated conduit wrapping to maintain the electromagnetic free phase state because without its encapsulation, the addition of the EMF field into the device would be a killer circuit. Multiple wires 58 can connect to multiple electrodes and other electromagnetic circuits 60 within the chamber 10. The electromagnetic devices can be situated on the platform 46 or spaced around the interior side of the shells 12. For example, the electromagnetic devices can be spaced at four equidistant points around the hemispheres 32, 34. As yet another example illustrated in FIGS. 8A and 8B, the electromagnetic devices can be spaced at six points.
As particularly illustrated in FIGS. 8A and 8B, six point field initiators 64 can be situated in a niobium lattice 66 within the chamber 10, and can be powered by wires 58 entering through the base 52. Without listing all types field initiators, the function of the initiators is to create electromagnetic fields 68 within the chamber such as light, including the visible spectrum and coherent laser light, spark gap, as well as radio through gamma waves. The field pulse is variable, and the electromagnetic fields are used to initiate a low entropy pulse. As discussed in relation to the sound perturbation system 54 above, sound can also be used for high entropy interaction in the atomic and molecular structure of the work product. Additionally, the interior portion of the chamber can be fitted with an anechoic insert 70. A large chamber can use a superconducting quantum interference device (SQuID) to measure the resonant potential of varying molecules in the high entropy chamber and then initiate a harmonic frequency using the pulse driver to realign the molecular structures. The anechoic insert 70, and other similar inserts, can be used to limit external sounds and vibrations from entering the chamber and to facilitate directing sound within the chamber.
A miniaturized, electromagnetically-isolated Bose Einstein optical table can used create new phase forms of matter from condensed states. In this phase form, matter can be additionally perturbed by a mechanical device similar to a diamond anvil pressure type cell, creating the potential for effectively forcing two varying forms of matter together. According to the present invention, it would take significantly less pressure and energy than presently known systems that do not apply pressure and energy in a high entropy environment, such as found inside the chamber 10. For example, according to the Osaka University experiments on superconducting magnetic metals, such as reported in the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Vol. 14, p. 10467-10470 (published Nov. 11, 2002), researchers discovered the onset of superconductivity in the case of iron under pressure. In particular, using electrical resistance measurements, a maximum value of the superconducting transition temperature of 2 K is observed under pressure of 20 GPa. The researchers also reported the phenomenon as it relates to the Meissner effect based on the detection of the diamagnetic signal. According to the present invention, the Osaka University experiments will require significantly less energy and pressure within the high entropy chamber that is created by the electromagnetic shield 18 and the superconducting shell 20 according to the present invention. Therefore, the chamber 10 will also be able to more efficiently create Bose-Einstein condensates and conditional artificial gravity-like fields that are proportional to the force exerted.
Multiple superconducting shells 20 can also be nested together in the present invention. For example, the gyroscopic embodiment schematically illustrated in FIG. 9 has four nested superconducting shells 20. As with all of the embodiments, external electromagnetic fields are shielded from the interior of the chamber 10, such as discussed above with regard to the shielding of electromagnetic radiation, electrical fields and magnetic fields by the electromagnetic shield 18. To create the gyroscopic effect, each of the nested shells can have a banded power strip 72 directing electric current in different directions (x+, x−, y+45°, z−45°) emulating the motion of a moving gyroscope. The electrical signals can be established in each of the spheres through individual initiating switches or by computer program that controls the flow of electricity through each sphere.
A given gyroscope moment G will always result in the same ratio of energy to frequency. Another example is an electron in an external magnetic field. The electron has a gyroscopic moment and a magnetic field. An electron has electromagnetic radiative losses and operates in a linear external magnetic field that serves to invert it. However, gyroscopic math is identical with the electron's gyroscopic moment being h/2), as set forth in equation 2 below where E is energy, υ is precession of the primary axis, G is the gyroscopic moment and h being Plank's constant. Planck's constant, owing nothing to the electromagnetic world, is a purely gyroscopic property. The concept that the electron spin is 1/2 is related to its gyroscopic moment being h/2. In an additional embodiment with room-temperature superconductors, it could also be possible to physically rotated each of the spheres. With room-temperature superconductors, it could also be possible to physically rotate each of the spheres.
Four different superconducting walls can be used with the present invention. The four superconducting walls have independent rotation each be manipulated through a spinning mass, such as a disk/wheel, mounted on the base so that its axis can turn freely in one or more directions and thereby maintain its orientation regardless of any movement of the base motor and shaft. Electromagnetic energy can also be directed across the surface of the four different, spatially-separated spheres in different directions enabling a stationary electromagnetic gyroscope. For embodiments in which the nested shells 12 includes the coolant reservoir 24, electromagnetic fields, lasers or visible light, invisible light including all waveforms from radio to gamma, magnetic fields or a combination thereof may also be used.
From the above description and the corresponding illustrations, it will be appreciated that the present invention uses the superconducting fields to alter the zero point energy system within the chamber 10. As such, the chamber 10 serves as a catalyst for increasing the efficiency in manipulating materials through the transfer of energy. In particular, within the closed chamber, the strong and weak force on atomic volume of the work product 14 are at a lower order configuration and confirmation, and the work product can then be perturbed/excited by the electromagnetic and/or kinetic energy fields to enable higher order manipulation of the work product's atomic and molecular structures. Additionally, the chamber 10 can be formed in different shapes and sizes. For example, the chamber illustrated in FIG. 5 can be large enough to enclose people, equipment and other structures and the chamber illustrated in FIG. 6 can be small enough to be portable. The chamber 10 can be used for altering atoms a work product 14, which can range from inanimate materials and objects to biophysical organisms and even human patients. Accordingly, the chamber can be used in life sciences to minimize cellular necrosis caused by blunt force trauma. The chamber raises overall entropy of the patient's atomic and molecular structures, allowing for localized medical intervention with minimal damage to systemic tissues. Therefore, the chamber could also be used as an operating room for surgical intervention to minimize damage to systemic tissues. The chamber can be used in manufacturing to alter material properties of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, superconductors, effecting molecular configuration and confirmation. Various geometric shapes can be used to accomplish the same electromagnetic isolated environment. For example, FIG. 10 illustrates electronic equipment 74 with a casing 10 designed according to the present invention.
There is electromagnetic shielding uniformly around the device regardless of its geometry; be it a parabola, triangle, cube, tube or other geometric shape. As evident from the various embodiments illustrated, different geometric shapes can be utilized to accomplish the same electromagnetic isolated environment. For example, as particularly illustrated in FIG. 11, a chamber 10 is created by parabolic-focused sections 76 within an electromagnetically isolated environment 78. One example of such an electromagnetically isolated environment 78 would be a room designed to completely shield outside electromagnetic fields from entering the interior chamber. Each of the six concave superconducting surfaces 76 focus on a center point area that contains the work product. From this embodiment of the present invention, it will be appreciated that within the electromagnetically isolated environment 78, the chamber 10 can surround the work product with a partial enclosure.
Generally, within the closed chamber, a low ordered high entropy stasis field is maintained, and the amount of internal energy to perturb atomic spherics strong and or weak force is minimal. Accordingly, the forces necessary to perturb atoms or molecules of the work product 14 within stasis fields of the closed chamber 10 are proportionately low compared to the forces necessary outside of the chamber. The present invention permits the formation of new molecular structures, stronger molecular bonds on existing elements, alterations in stable atomic structures and neutralization of radiation, and even the creation of new forms of matter and gravitational probability waves from existing Bose Einstein Condensates.
FIG. 13 is a schematic cross section of one chamber used concurrently in a series of interconnecting chambers for both the ESD (Entropic Step Down) embodiment and the EPS (Entropic Perturbation System) embodiment. The chamber is formed in layers as a series of nested shells that surround the work product 14 at the interior portion of the chamber. An outer structural casing 16 forms the exterior surface of the chamber. Within the structural casing 16, an electromagnetic shield 18 which surrounds a superconducting shell 20. The superconducting shell 20 is preferably immersed in a cryogenic coolant 22 contained in a reservoir 24. The reservoir 24 is preferably formed by a pair of Dewar flasks 26, 28 on opposite sides of the superconducting shell 20, i.e. the superconducting shell is sealed between the outer Dewar flask 26 and inner Dewar flask 28. The inner Dewar flask 28 is preferably protected by an inner casing 30 around the interior portion of the chamber 10. A cutaway view of a torus 79 completely surrounds the sphere housing sound mechanism for transfer into the chamber 88 to facilitate kinetic manipulation of the work product. The bridge 81 and the base 52, constructed of nested superconducting shells, are used to interconnect a series of chambers that collectively mediate space time effects associated with molecular van der Waals and electromagnetic fields to maintain the isolated electromagnetic environment bringing the work product to its ground state boundary conditions across the system. The spherical shell closed cavity resonator and potential Casimir force directed away from its center is explored in QFT Limnit of the Casimir Force, article by Marco Scandurra. The base 52 is the portal for the introduction of work product through an isolated channel 80 that enters the base of the chamber. The torus 79 houses interchangeable multi-frequency sound drivers, infrasound through white noise to ultrasound, that wrap around the chamber focusing sound perturbations on the work product in the chamber interior 14. As presented in the article entitled “Large-Scale Surveys and Cosmic Structure” by J. A. Peacock: “The cosmological horizon at matter-radiation equality also enters in the properties of the baryon component. Since the sound speed is of order c, the largest scales that can undergo a single acoustic oscillation are of order the horizon. The transfer function for a pure baryon universe shows large modulations, reflecting the number of oscillations that have been completed before the universe becomes matter dominated and the pressure support drops. The lack of such large modulations in real data is one of the most generic reasons for believing in collisionless dark matter. Acoustic oscillations persist even when baryons are subdominant, however, and can be detectable as lower level modulations in the transfer function.” The use of focused sound is also generally discussed in the article “The Force Of Acoustics” published on Dec. 4, 1998 by PhysicsWeb. Electromagnetically shielded driver energy is from an outside power source.
FIG. 14a is an aerial down drawing and FIG. 14b is a schematic representation of the SAM ESD Entropic Step Down power generation system. The ESD is constructed of a series of shells 83, 85, 86, 87, 88 all built to the superconducting nested shell specifications in the schematic of FIG. 13 and evidenced in FIGS. 14c and 14d. The torus 79 can be used on one or across a series of chambers, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87 and 88 (see FIGS. 14a, 14b, 15b and 15 c). In FIG. 14d an additional torus 92 is used in tandem with torus 79, this combination can also be used across any chamber or multiples. Each chamber can be tuned to resonate at a specific frequency, see dotted line torus FIG. 15 b, For example, chamber 83 is tuned to resonate with the vibration frequency emitted by its torus 79 to excite hydrogen, while chamber 84 is tuned to resonate alternating excitation frequencies of hydrogen/helium and chamber 87 is tuned to resonate frequency of helium (see also “Seeing Sound Waves in the Early Universe” article by Arthur Kosowsky and “Spinodal Instability in the Quark-Gluon Plasma” article by C. E. Aguiar, E. S. Fraga, and T. Kodama). Zero point energy ZPE release in 87's “electromagnetic vacuum” chamber enables single wave matter state potential. According to the “ Vacuum Energy” article by M. D. Roberts: “Larraza and Denardo (1998) present theoretical and experimental results for the force law between two rigid, parallel plates due to the radiation pressure of band-limited acoustic noise. They claim excellent agreement is shown between theory and experiment. While these results constitute an acoustic analog for the Casimir effect, an important difference is that the band-limited noise can cause the force to be attractive or repulsive as a function of the distance of separation of the plates. Applications of the acoustic Casimir effect to background noise transduction and non-resonant acoustic levitation are suggested.”
The energy driver of FIG. 14a begins with ZPE chamber 87. In chamber 88, the work product is divided into wave cancellation apparatus 100 consisting of two interior acoustically separated spherical chambers 100a, 100b (see FIG. 16). In FIG. 16, interior chamber 100a work product resonates at the frequency of helium, and chamber 100b work product resonates at variable time reversal of chamber 100a work product from 180° out of phase to “in phase” with work product of 100a (see “An Overview of Time-Reversal Acoustic Communications” article by G. F. Edelmann and “The Phased Array Technology-Application to Time-Reversal in Acoustics” article by D. Cassereau, M. Fink). In FIG. 16, the plasma audio driven wave state is kinetically moved into interior chamber 100c that intermixes wave state work product of 100 a and 100b facilitating specific phase cancellation of the excited helium plasma single wave state into wave packets facilitating controlled distribution into compartment 100d. From 100d, the work product is kinetically driven into superconductor shielded routers tubes each with its own phase reversed helium resonant frequency audio driver that streams the notched plasma wave “packets” into multiple specifically tuned electromagnetic field amplifiers with poloidal containment fields 89 where wave packets are converted from zero point to electromagnetic energy in small mix resonant tuned fail-safe chamber 91 before final distribution to a conversion turbine driver system graphically represented by 90 (see “Electron Acceleration by a Plasma Wave in a Sheared Magnetic Field” article by K. P. Singh, V. L. Gupta, Lalita Bhasin and V. K. Tripathi). In another embodiment a superconducting stellarator, or a tokomak, or any magnetic poloidal confinement device of sufficient strength for ZPE transition and containment of electromagnetism could augment or replace the nuclear magnetic resonator 89, 94, 95, 96, 97 as shown in FIGS. 14b and 15b.
Force balance between internal zero point energy forces under kinetic pressure and the forces of the nuclear magnetic resonator is studied using magnetohydrodynamics. Balancing forces of kinetic pressure with magnetic field realizes
cΔp=JxB [eq. 3]
J in this case is the ZPE density of the work product in the chamber, B is total magnetic field and p is kinetic pressure on work product, c is speed of light. While the equation needs to be solved numerically within certain limits it is possible to obtain analytical results. The nuclear magnetic resonators (NMR) 89, 94, 95, 96, 97 in conjunction with the bridge 81 functions similar to a tokomak with a rotational symmetry and each cross section through this symmetry axis are identical making the equilibria (balancing forces of kinetic pressure with magnetic field) basically 2 dimensional. The magnetic field is stronger inside the NMR torus and varies roughly l/R where R is the distance from a point in the work product in the bridge 81 to the NMR torus with poloidal field coils for work product placement and shaping facilitating constant magnetohydrodynamic process across the length of the resonators 89, 94, 95, 96, 97. Electromagnetically shielded field driver energy is from an outside power source.
FIGS. 15b and 15c illustrate the SAM EPS Entropic Perturbation System and utilize the same basic structure of chamber 10, torus sound application 79, base 52 and bridge 81 found in FIG. 14. The single wave state moves into a series of graduated (0 to 100%) narrow beam focused electromagnetic field amplifiers 94, 95, 96 and 97 facilitating zero point energy conversion to electromagnetic energy across the complete single wave state for the purposes of propulsion through an electromagnetically controlled nozzle 98 yielding an energy potential on the scale of a magnetic flux tube (see “Dynamic and Stagnating Plasma Flow Leading to Magnetic Flux Tube Collimation” article by S. You, G. Yun, and P. M. Bellan). The central bridge 81 runs on a central axis core of the electromagnetic field amplifiers 94, 95, 96 and 97 graduating superconducting entropy from (100%-0) across electromagnetic field amplifiers evident in the dotted line cutaway reveal of 94, 95 and 96. An alternate embodiment for ESP propulsion would incorporate the wave packet division in chamber 87 that is divided into two interior acoustically separated spherical chambers in 87. The first interior chamber resonates at the frequency of helium, and chamber two resonates at a time reversal of helium that enables a multiple wave packet matter streams for variable controlled thrust.
Another embodiment of the invention augments the electromagnetic field blocking properties of the superconducting system by using metamaterials. Metamaterials are similar to superconductors in that, just as with superconductors, they are constructed of lattice microstructures and composites and are designed nanostructure materials to give an effective EM (electromagnetic) response through optical interaction of incident wave with the refractive wave. The basic structure of metamaterials is found in conventional superconductor as well as some conventional materials in that it is a highly ordered on the nano scale. In a superconductor the line of the magnetic field penetrates the conductor's lattice structure and align with the lattice pattern and each aligned bundle positions itself equidistant to its neighbor, the EM pins or itself and is absorbed in the conductor. In metamaterials, the incident EM wavelength interacts with the refractive wavelength from nanostructres designed to interact with the specific waveform. Examples of metamaterials are: a left handed metamaterial or frequency agile metamaterial can tune over a range of frequencies of the “terahertz gap” blocking field interacting to the interior chamber; a split ring resonator (SRR) achieves a negative ε(ω) response; an artificial structure of a wire medium supporting ε<0 for the polarization of the incident EM wave, or a unit cell of an artificial magnetic metamaterial could also be utilized to augment the superconducting, metglass, niobium system. Additionally, any combination of these or other metamaterials could be utilized as a EM blocking mechanism in addition to the superconducting system, or series of specific nested metamaterials could be used as a stand alone system to facilitate blocking specific electromagnetic fields from entering the chamber with the net result being the blocking of all electromagnetic fields from entering the chamber. Accordingly, metamaterials can be used in conjunction with the superconductor, metglas, niobium or other EM blocking material to facilitate the invention, or as a stand alone metamaterials system.
FIGS. 17A and 17B illustrate a metamaterial embodiment of the SAM Spheric Alignment Mechanism which can also be applied to the SAM Entropic Perturbation System and SAM Entropic Step Down. The superconductor system of the preferred embodiment can be augmented with metamaterial shells 102 to accomplish blocking all electromagnetic fields from entering the nexus.
FIG. 17C illustrates a cross section of multiple metamaterials shells 102 nested across the electromagnetic spectrum. Each metamaterial shell 102A, 102B, 102C is designed for a negative refraction index for a specific electromagnetic waveform 104A, 104B, 104C. Additionally, metameterial superlattices can be employed to block magnetic fields from entering the internal chamber. Each of the shells cover a range of frequencies as seen in 17C. The number of metamaterial shells needed to facilitate desired field blocking can include a series of layered metamaterials with each shell capable of blocking a group of frequencies; for example one layered series would block all radio frequencies, another layered series would block all microwave, another all infrared and so on. It is anticipated that a room temperature metamaterial SAM can be made without need of any superconducting structure.
The description of the invention is merely exemplary in nature and, thus, variations that do not depart from the gist of the invention are intended to be within the scope of the invention. From the description of the embodiments above, it will be appreciated that sound is the preferred perturbator of the work product, but other types of kinetic energy and even energy can be used to manipulate the work product. As examples of these alternative manipulators, pressure, light and electromagnetic energy are particularly discussed. Regardless of the type of energy that is used within the chamber 10 on the work product, the interior of the chamber 10 is electromagnetically shielded from its ambient environment. Therefore, all electrical input into the chamber 10 enters through a electromagnetically shielded superconducting wire and does not introduce any electromagnetic fields into the ambient state absent the controlled perturbation of the work product within the chamber. Accordingly, such variations are not to be regarded as a departure from the spirit and scope of the invention.
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Posted by: Rob | Jun 7 2018 22:31 utc | 91

That oversized letter is held like a masonic apron. The question is, who's running North Korea? Have you ever thought that Kim might be a mere actor? Trained and owned by Uncle Sam?

Posted by: mr o | Jun 8 2018 14:07 utc | 92

An excellent piece. One of the many reasons why an attack on Korea is impossible. Iran by failing to invest in adequate deterrence or A2AD have left themselves BY FAR the most vulnerable to a Western attack of the four 'great power adversaries' named in U.S. military doctrine (the others being N. Korea, China and Russia.) There are some military options for Iran, but absolutely none for Korea. This is worth a read.

Posted by: Latts Razzi | Jun 29 2018 18:33 utc | 93

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