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who he thinks is behind the uprisings in the middle east and north africa. today we're talking to f.o. him and all the author of several books among them gods of money wall street and the death of american century and he is also a political risk consultant so we're going to discuss several more several of the most burning out political and economic issues in the world today mr engel thank you very much for joining us to be here to start off basically a never never before has the world faced so many economic and political problems all at the same time would you say that these conflicts which we're seeing today. here in the dollar situation and what's happening in northern africa and in the middle east do these conflicts feed off each other are they somehow related or not particularly what i see all these conflicts the decision to libya the
crisis with the dollar the crisis with the american economy and the conduct of american foreign policy in the last period is all part of a breakdown of the entire super power structure that was built up after being under the world war two and nobody in washington wants to admit just as nobody in britain a hundred years ago wanted to admit that the british empire was in terminal decline all of this is related to the attempt to keep this sole superpower not only intact but to spread its influence over the rest of the planet and that. not surprisingly much of the world is not too eager to see that so would you say that what's happening in the middle in the middle east or northern africa right now is basically an attempt on the behalf of the united states to keep its came up very much so the. plan was first announced by george w. bush when he was president just after the invasion of iraq in two thousand and
three at a g eight meeting and it was called the greater middle east project and that project they they published a map of what they had in mind was the control and the. democratization as they call it of the entire islamic world from afghanistan pakistan down through iran syria. the persian gulf area the oil producing states there and across north africa all the way to morocco and the events of the so-called arab spring have been planned years back and the instigators of those so-called spontaneous protests these twitter revolts in cairo and tunisia and so forth over the last months have all been pretty organized. some of the people leaders of the protests have been trained in belgrade in serbia by old poor activists financed by the u.s. state department. this thing has state department and u.s.
intelligence all over it. and why why are they doing this well two things in my view one. there is vast wealth in the hands of the leading circles in the arab world vast wealth sovereign wealth funds of countries like kuwait. and other countries but also just the resources and one of the agendas is to introduce as was done in the soviet union after nine hundred ninety one with the collapse of the soviet union the agenda of i.m.f. privatization free market economy and so forth so that western banks and financial agencies and corporations could come in and take the plunder the second agenda is militarily in places such as libya or south sudan now the so-called republic of south sudan to militarize those oil sources that are directly
strategic to china's future economic growth so this is all about controlling eurasia something's a big numbers and so he talked about it back in one thousand nine hundred seven in his famous book the grand chess game. and controlling especially russia and china and any potential cohesion of the countries economically and politically but as a result of. the so-called arab spring what can we honestly say that middle east and. northern african countries which have gone through with the changes have they really become more democratic gyptian tunisian friends of mine say that it's just the opposite the economy is in far worse shape libya had the highest living standard in all of africa before the bombing of nato today the country is in ruins because of those bombings not because of could offer. the economy of egypt is in dire straits the military remains in control they were and the military high
command of egypt was sitting in the pentagon when the revolts kicked off and waited for a signal from the pentagon when to return and take control of those events so while the instigators of the conflicts who turned her seem to be you know the united states and maybe some of the european powers that you know look at libya will they be able to restore normality in these countries or is it not even in their interest i don't think they give a moment's thought to normality or normalization i think what their concern is especially the pentagon is military control the next step will be in this so-called transitional national council in libya is to have that puppet government give nato permanent basing rights inside libya something they never had before under gadhafi saw sudan some of the things defenseless unless they have nato forces in there the african is coordinating this the pentagon's africa command which is. interesting enough created just after china's two thousand and six africa diplomacy were forty
heads of african nations were invited to beijing and enormous deals were signed with the chinese companies for oil exploration to build hospitals give soft loans everything the i.m.f. didn't do in africa in the last thirty years the chinese began doing and that had enormous results for china i know that you have a very interesting opinion on this who would you say pay towards that weighs by the united states well you have to go back to the role in the last twenty or thirty years actually began in the eighty's with the role of the dollar as world reserve currency and china has an enormous trade surplus wal-mart is essentially an outpost of chinese manufacturing in america today so the three hundred billion plus surplus dollars that the central bank of china masses every year what do you do with that well there's few markets big enough to invest in a supposedly big could buy gold for their central bank reserves which they are doing by the way but the only place they can invest it as they see it right now are
until very recently is either in dollars or in the euro they've got something like three trillion dollars of u.s. dollar treasury bonds or bills as their reserves today so in effect the u.s. would not be able to finance the deficit that they're running. to wage those wars in afghanistan or wage those boards in iraq or in libya unless the chinese were buying u.s. treasury bonds so ironically the chinese are financing wars directly directed against chinese national interest for energy security or would you say that the united states is going to has any chance of resurfacing from the crisis that it's finding itself in right now the only way as they see it they can they can survive and keep the dollars there instrument wall street i'm talking about is the gods of money and so i call it in my book. is to find new areas of loot so the arab spring
is directed against grabbing and privatizing the vast wealth of the arab oil world in the arab world generally just as the use of the i.m.f. in the former soviet union was consciously designed by wall street and by washington in order to plunder the vast resources of russia and the former soviet union and warsaw pact countries so if the dollar does not retain its superior status do you think there's any likelihood that the euro will retain it or inherit it rather well one reason that there's this difficulty with greece and these so-called euro zone weaker economies is that this is part of a kind of a covert financial warfare between the dollar and the euro was a reserve currency it started when the chinese started complaining publicly about the. flawed economic policy of of washington running up deficits and endangering the value of chinese treasury bonds so now. just when that became public.
suddenly there was a greek crisis and the greek crisis was put in place in two thousand and two before greece under the euro zone by none other than goldman sachs the most powerful bank in america arguably today politically well connected in washington so. it's very clear if you follow the money trail that that the. crisis was programmed to be detonated at command by wall street and the us treasury as well as the federal reserve in order to defend the reserve currency role of the us dollar but i don't see the european economies endangered as the us because one great difference europe still produces things europe still has a real industry which i believe that from going back to the beginning of our interview we do believe that there is some european countries that benefit from the situation and having say in libya right now like france well i was just going to say sarkozy had a meeting in march when the whole drama in libya kicked off he invited leaders of
the so-called transitional national council to paris and made them whispered sweet nothings in their ears about having control of the oil resources of eastern libya and poured money weapons the cia and the french intelligence have been pouring arms into these insurgent groups inside libya this is an armed insurrection financed by nato countries that libby had sold peaceful twitter revolution of a bunch of kids who have a dream of american style democracy of something this is raw power grab by the french but what do you predict or in your plan do you think will happen in the be a now i mean the need to troops will have to pull out at some point and then what well. i imagine in iraq like scenario or afghanistan what do you have in afghanistan you have seventeen permanent u.s. military bases in afghanistan most of them air bases who are not bombing the taliban and they're preparing for
a coming war and perhaps ten years with china or maybe with russia they've got a military bastion in the heart of central asia that's something that they never had during the cold war. so i think libya is destined for a similar treatment what role do you think process at play in the in the events which are in reality right now i think russia given the history going back more than more than the cold war europe. russia can play a very stabilizing role as a as a counter force to this highly dangerous strategy of the greater middle east project of nato in the us in that region russia can play a very important role blocking. someone toward events from the side of the un security council in syria i don't think china would agree you say due to the b. case to the un action from action in syria but in more ways than that russia can play a very constructive role i think in the region to try to counter this destabilization
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protesters and security forces have claimed some three thousand lives since our rest started in march. washington halts its funding of unesco hours after the u.n. cultural agency grabs power. stevens membership by a full membership by majority vote the move seen by many as a sign of growing international support for a bid for a palestinian state that the. russian spy ring case nicknamed ghost stories gets a well timed resurrection as the f.b.i. releasing footage the sheering sleeper agents was uncovered in the u.s. last year including famous but tell. all the latest now from the world of sports with you know neal and st petersburg preparing to venture into uncharted territory tell us more yeah yeah yeah it is intriguing isn't it to tell you what if they win today against shakhtar they are top of their champions league group for the first ever time that is history in the making we're going to more on that story in just a second. early
here this morning in central moscow plenty ahead in sports including. continental question it's in petersburg to call in shocked or at home tonight knowing victory would propel them of champions league group g. . capital gains. title credentials this season with their third kontinental hockey league win in four games at the expense of. take your pick we recount all the strikes that made the difference in the penultimate week of russian premier league action it is. time. we're not coming up but let's start with football russian table toppers and it's in petersburg are gearing up to kick off game week four in the champions league choose these early. charges
and retain ukrainian shock the russian champions have been riding high in the competition to date already with three more points at the same stage in their previous groupie and cup appearance two years ago victory over porto at the end of september there on that highlight no alexander cruise jack off though this evening that russian international striker continues to be ruled out with an injury shocked or meanwhile will travel on the back of an away when their latest domestic fixture against alexandria the three two result putting the dinette side within a point of leverage the nomic auction gets underway at eighteen forty five central europe. elsewhere in each group or two will aim to get back to winning ways when they travel to surprise table toppers awful well of cyprus. barcelona meanwhile will have group eight supremacy on their minds when they. are.
respectively the european giants are drawing top of the standings with seventeen points over in group a game called be out for revenge against chelsea that belgians going down five nil last time are against the blues valencia host in-form byers leverkusen top placed arsenal vs second seeded marsay is the pick of the group ethics while win this brasier are at home to the limpia calls. now with only one game week to play rushes longest football season in history is not on the verge of entering its second phase of competition with a top eight will continue their pursuit of silverware while the bottom half will prepare to fight for their places in next year's premier league for board fit system. together with some champions need to really being that will be challenge by analogy in the first states the group will determine not only the winners of the season but also all the european cup participants for russia to champions league three league spots up for grabs the teams will compete on
a home and away. from the same system will be applied to the relegation group competition the only difference is that the likes of cross the door rushed off another bottom squads will struggle for the right to stay in russia's top football divisions the end the worst two teams will go down automatically the two sides of both of them will then off the five that are what the third and fourth place teams all deficient. hope you've got all let's talk ice hockey now where hopes of a first ever. improve somewhat the army men beating one of the league's eastern powerhouses metzeler magnitogorsk here in the russian capital on monday evening us constitute the top off report. to scott have won just two matches out of eight against me when you go ask in the cage shell and only once on home ice this time the helm side produced an electric start in the search for third wind to discuss striking first as richard louv column in put the red and blues ahead just a minute sam and minute and
a half later to discuss top scorer sergei shock of double delete forcing men told to swap goaltenders and discouraging start for the visitors and the same confused and the house left for the intermission with a comfortable two nothing lead after some probable had dry treatment from steelmakers head coach father can any can tell who quit trying to get back into the game but it was to ask us to increase their lead with a power play goal nicolas person was the first in their bones of the shock of powerful slap shot to make it a three goal game with four minutes to go in the second however i mean managed to pull one back early in the decisive period as undone boots send it back home on the counter-attack to make it three one but four minutes later to sky regain their three goal lead balloon in positive interest while the rough chico and the twenty four year old defender made it four one four minutes before the final buzzer melts and they're releasing the ribeye of the intrigue cutting the deficit to two goals in a power play and the visitors put everything on the line in police goalie for next
to clear but failed to get eyes and their chances a serious cause it was just last daniel was confident between the pipes short to the final score yep and two games in a row for that so when we got the two zero lead we knew what happened the last game they died it's or we didn't want to happen again and. we battle hard and in the second period we really got lucky a little bit there because they really pressure us and we scored the third goal and powerplay so i think that was the point for the game we came our hard. wired to where we are and were successful with. a couple shots then the star power. nice to get the first goal of the second goal to his cock wind one line up and now see its feet in the western conference well last season's going in cup semifinal is with a little continue the relatively poor before lunch and stay fief in these confined by the r t. four minutes fifty one seconds the time
german thomas dual spent researching up the stairs of the tallest tower and holcim in city vietnam that protect sixty eight for financial tower was the venue for the inaugural vertical run twenty seven year old dole taking the lead straight away on he showed his experience and of course no end of stamina to quickly build up a gap between himself and nearest rival emmanuel manziel literally the winner reaching the summit thirty six seconds faster than monday but one thing there's there are is really as you can read in the if you want to know if you're really in the mind why not just because you know if you're in the distance circle it's really difficult to say this like this if you can see from the heart. if you think the race is easy because maybe. it's not like the time i think it will feel different to you for. their summer or
a very very small in the women's event it was valentina belongs to you who took the top honors the italian crossing the line in a time of six minutes and nineteen seconds melissa moon of new zealand finished fifteen seconds behind her. dolts receiving a check of fifteen thousand u.s. dollars for their efforts. finally not a single game ended goalless this week in the russian premier league as the site's prepared to split into eight for the longest half of their longest ever domestic season so let's get a recap of all twenty two strikes that fall in the back of the net during run twenty nine it is goals galore time. alan. alan.
wealthy british scientists it's time to. market. find out what's really happening to the global economy might run no holds barred look at the global financial headlines kaiser reports. a last ditch effort to end the bloodshed in syria the arab league demands that president assad talk to the opposition and withdraw tanks from the streets. costly
recognition of washington's stops its funding of us go hours after the u.n. really grants the palestinians full membership by a majority vote. and a real mainstream media resurrecting f.b.i. case code name goes stories seeing the release of footage featuring russian sleeper agents uncovered in the u.s. last. night i am in moscow i match reza good to have you with us here on r t our top story the world waits for india syria's response to the arab league's demands to pull tanks off the streets and start a dialogue with the opposition earlier syrian president assad said he would only talk with parties that have no links to foreign powers or what he called terrorism some three.
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