by Eric Dubin, The News Doctors:
Last Monday, “The Saker” published the article reprinted below at his blog network (primary blog: VineyardSaker.blogspot.com). It’s a compelling read – all 27 pages. Actually, I read it twice! You’ll notice that Dr. Paul Craig Roberts makes extensive reference to it in his latest post (click here).
Normally, I don’t publish anonymous work unless I personally know the identity of the author (for example, “Prepper Jack” – but he’s out in the full light of day now). I will make a very rare exception when authors are presenting compelling ideas and back-up their work with strong arguments and documentation. ”The Saker” passes that litmus test.
I hope that in the not too distant future “The Saker” drops the pen name and comes out in the full light of day. Odds are, any of the three letter agencies of his possible concern already know who he is. Given the sort of scale/scope he’s talking about developing with his blogs and the large traffic he has already generated at his sites (I checked), anonymity isn’t going to be possible. Nevertheless, I suggest reading his work because his ideas and insights are thought provoking. Just keep your critical thinking hat firmly donned.
Vineyard of the Saker White Paper: the China-Russia Double Helix
Dear friends,Today I sharing with you a document which I personally consider as absolutely crucial: an in-depth analysis of the China-Russia Strategic Alliance (RCSA) written by somebody who looks at it from the “Chinese side”. I want to tell you a few words about how this document came into existence.I was talking with Larchmonter 445 about the development in Russia when I realized that a lot of his arguments centered around the relationship between China and Russia and when I probed him further I realized that he knew a lot about it. Not only that, but he had come to the exact same conclusions about the RCSA as I had, but he came to the from the other, Chinese, side. That’s when I asked him to write a short analysis of this topics, and Larchmonter 445 agreed. Except that is as a perfectionist workaholic and his short analysis ended up 25 pages long and with 39 footnotes! As a result, what I can now share with you is a comprehensive survey of all the officially known components of the RCSA (you can bet that there are many more which I kept secret!).I find Larchmonter 445′s image of a double helix particularly appropriate because what we are witnessing here is the birth of a new geopolitical “life form” so to speak, an informal alliance of two countries which goes much deeper than most regular alliances do: what we are seeing is the mutual agreement to establish a full-spectrum geostrategic symbiosis between two civilizational realms as both Russia and China are what used to be called ‘empires’ in the past but which today are what I call “civilizational realms”: multi-ethnic, multi-national and multi-religious ex-empires whose influence extends beyond their current national borders and whose international strategic “weight” makes far more akin to continents then to countries.
Make no mistake, what we are seeing is something unprecedented in history and it is much more than just an “alliance”. After all, an alliance can easily be broken and country A can decide to switch from an alliance with country B to an alliance with country C. In the case of the RCSA what we are seeing is something much more akin to the birth of Siamese twins: in a geopolitical tectonic shift, Russia and China have decided to be shared not just “at the hip”, but with many “vital organs and systems” including energy and defense, of course, but also their economies and long term development policies. Each symbiont will keep its own head and brain, but they will share “torsos”.
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