Eurasian Heartland

Eurasian Heartland

Mackinder’s Heartland and the (USDS) US Deep State’s Chess Game

Living in an fully interconnected world, it’s essential to understand the historic background of the term

Geopolitics

In a 1904 speech, titled, ‘The Geographical Pivot of History,’ a British geographer named Halford Mackinder sought to define Geopolitics as the relation between a nation’s geography (its topography) and its sea or land (its climate), with its politics and position in the world.

He posited two classes of powers: the sea powers Britain, USA, and Japan; the large land powers of Eurasia, which, with development of the railroad, were able to unite large land masses free from dependency on seaports.

For Mackinder, the implicit lesson for continued hegemony of the British Empire following the 1914-1917 World War, was to prevent at all costs a convergence of interests between the nations of East Europe and the Russia-centered Eurasia ‘Heartland’ or ‘pivot’ land, as he termed it. He summed up his ideas in the following famous dictum:

"Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland;
Who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island;
Who rules the World-Island commands the world."

The World-Island, comprises of the interlinked continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa (Afro-Eurasia). The Heartland lays at its center, stretching from the Volga to the Yangtze and from the Himalayas to the Arctic.

From a US perspective, the 1946-1991 Cold War era was all about who shall control Mackinder’s World-Island. It is the principal strategic aim of the USDS to keep Eurasia from unifying as a coherent economic and military bloc and counterweight to the sole superpower status of the USA, because, as Z. Brzezinski wrote in 2006:

“Eurasia is home to most of the world's politically assertive and dynamic states. The main world religions and all historical pretenders to global power originated in Eurasia. The world's most populous aspirants to regional hegemony, China and India, are in Eurasia, as are all the potential political or economic challengers to American primacy. After the United States, the next six largest economies and military spenders are there, as are all but one of the world's overt nuclear powers, and all but one of the covert ones. Eurasia accounts for 75% of the world's population, 60% of its GNP, and 75% of its energy resources. Collectively, Eurasia's potential power overshadows even America's.

Eurasia is the world's axial super-continent. A power that dominated Eurasia would exercise decisive influence over two of the world's three most economically productive regions, Europe and East Asia. A glance at the map also suggests that a country dominant in Eurasia would almost automatically control the Middle East and Africa. With Eurasia now serving as the decisive geopolitical chessboard, it no longer suffices to fashion one policy for Europe and another for Asia. What happens with the distribution of power on the Eurasian landmass will be of decisive importance to America's global primacy”.

If we take the words of USDS strategist Brzezinski and understand the axioms of Mackinder as the driving motive for Anglo, and later, American foreign policy for more than an entire century, it begins to become clear why a re-organized Russian state has gone into motion to resist the overt attempts at deconstruction by the USDS in the name of democracy. How has Russia acted to shore up its defenses? In one word:

Energy (Chi)

Russian Energy Geopolitics

In terms of the overall secular and spiritual standard of living, Russia, a very ancient vedic land, is steadily becoming a world class power again, after its collapse in mid 1991. In terms of energy, it is a colossus. In terms of landmass it is still the single largest nation in land area in the world, spanning from the Pacific to the door of Europe.

Russia's Cyrillic script is a writing system used for various alphabets across Eurasia and is used as the national script in various Slavic-, Turkic- and Persian-speaking countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and North Asia. It has its origins in the ancient Vedic Sanskrit language.

It has vast territory, vast natural resources, and it has the world’s largest reserves of natural gas, the energy source currently the focus of major global power plays. In addition, it is the only power with the military capabilities able to match that of the USDS despite the collapse of the USSR and its military force.

Oil drilling began in 1865 in Krasnodar Krai. By 2006 Russia had more than 130,000 oil wells and some 2000 oil and gas deposits explored of which about half are not in use.

Oil reserves have been estimated at about the same as Iraq. Since Arctic drilling has started, this will be much more. The known mineral stock in the permafrost is worth over 30 Trillion dollars:

Russian arctic coastline to have 16 large ship ports

Russia’s state-owned unified natural gas transportation system’ includes a vast network of pipelines and compressor stations extending more than 150,000 km across Russia. This network plus the 50.000 km oil pipeline network are probably the most valued Russian state assets outside the oil and gas itself.

Russian oil products can be exported to foreign markets in 3 routes:

  1. Western Europe via the Baltic Sea and Black Sea;
  2. Northern route via the Arctic sea to the Far East;
  3. South/Eastern route to China, Japan and the East Asian markets.

Nord Stream 1, 2 , 3, etc.

The 1st Baltic Pipeline System (BPS) was completed in 2006 to bring Russian oil to western markets in Europe and beyond, bypassing the land and ports of now NATO Baltic and other countries. Then a 2nd twinset of Baltic sea pipelines connects Russia directly with Germany and W-Europe. A gas deposit in the Russian sector of the Barents Sea, will also be a part of the gas supply to Germany.

Blue Stream and Turk Stream 1, 2, etc.

In 2005 Russia’s 1213 km underwater ‘Blue Stream’ gas pipeline across the Black Sea bottom to Turkey was finished. The SouthStream pipeline plan to Bulgaria was replaced by 2 Turkstream Black Sea pipelines, finished in 2019; one will be extended into Greece, and via Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, to Austria.

The Sth-Caucasus oil pipeline, is running for a few km through Russian Army controlled South-Ossetia’s territory, to ensure control over the flow of oil in case the W-DC’s spreading of "color revolutions in the name of democrazy” through Europe and the Greater Middle East goes too far.

The Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) supply natural gas from the Caspian sea to southern Europe and potentially Central-Eastern Europe.

Power of Siberia 1, 2, etc.

The East Siberia-Pacific Ocean Pipeline (ESPO), a vast oil pipeline from Lake Baikal area in East Siberia, to Russia’s Pacific Ocean coast, has been finished. Then an oil refinery on the Amur River near Russia’s China border allows for the sale of refined oil/gas products to China and Asian markets:

The ESPO will eventually supply oil to Japan, China, and North & South Korea through adding branch lines. The enormous route provides a clear roadmap for energy cooperation between Russia, China, Japan and other Asia-Pacific countries.

Sakhalin 1, 2, etc., Kamchatka Peninsula

Russia reins in Big Oil & Gas

In 2006 two 'minor' disputes resulted in the revocation of the environmental permit for Japan's & Shell’s Sakhalin II Liquified Natural Gas project, for delivering LNG to Japan, South Korea, etc, and for Exxon/Mobil's oil terminal on Sakhalin Island, a vast island just north of Hokkaido, Japan, containing immense oil and natural gas reserves.

The $20B Sakhalin II LNG project is employing over 17,000 people. It’s the world’s largest integrated oil and gas project, and includes Russia’s first offshore oil production, as well as Russia’s first offshore integrated gas platform, and an onshore LNG terminal on Kamchatka Peninsula.

In 1992 the broke Russian government granted the oil majors generous exploration rights to two large oil projects, Sakhalin I and Sakhalin II. Under a so-called PSA or Production Sharing Agreement, they got tax-free concessions.

Russia’s government would get paid in oil and gas only after all project production costs had first been covered. After the oil majors announced yet another cost increase (30%) in the project, thus avoiding to pay Russia anything, the Russian government told the oil majors about the environmental problems.

The revocations were an attempt by the Russian government to regain control over their own oil and gas resources. It would cohere with President Putin’s emerging energy strategy.

Yamal Peninsula

A new gas production center is actively evolving in the Yamal Peninsula. The center will eventually become a major contributor to the Russian gas industry development. Yamal will produce up to 360 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

Number of fields: 32. Total reserves and resources of all fields in the Yamal Peninsula: 26.5 trillion cubic meters of gas, 1.6 billion tons of gas condensate, and 300 million tons of oil. Production in Yamal: 2017: 82.8 billion cubic meters of gas.

The Shtokman field has about 4 Trillion cubic mtr of gas, shipped to Murmansk's LNG terminal, with many Trillions more in the Arctic Ocean.

   

How (un)profitable are some of the above-mentioned mega-projects? Watch video below:

 


US plans for ‘Nuclear Primacy’

In a revealing article titled ‘The Rise of US Nuclear Primacy,’ in 2006, the following claim was made:
For the first time in almost 50 years, the USA stands on the verge of attaining nuclear primacy. It will soon be possible for the USA to destroy the long-range nuclear arsenals of Russia or China with a first strike. This dramatic shift in the nuclear balance of power stems from a series of improvements in the United States' nuclear systems, the precipitous decline of Russia's arsenal since 1991, and the glacial pace of modernization of China's nuclear forces. Unless Washington's policies change or Moscow and Beijing take steps to increase the size and readiness of their forces, Russia and China and the rest of the world will live in the shadow of U.S. nuclear primacy for many years to come.”

The writers also concluded that the USDS is and has been, since the 1950's, intentionally pursuing global nuclear primacy. The 2002 National Security Strategy explicitly stated that it was official US policy to establish global military primacy. An unsettling thought for all other nations today given the dozens of invasions and other aggressive actions of the USDS since WWII. This included the controlled demolition of the WT-towers on 9/11/2001 for the purpose of avoiding lengthy studies, deliberations and probable defeat, but forcing a quick ratification, of the comprehensive and extremely intrusive Patriot Act by the Senate and Congress just a few weeks later.

The multi-billion dollar construction of a US missile defense, sold to the world as a defense against terror attacks, has been recognized as really aimed at the other real nuclear powers, Russia & China.

However, the type of missile defenses planned are add-ons to a USDS first-strike capability, not as a stand-alone shield. If the USDS launched a nuclear attack against Russia or China, a simple missile-defense system would be enough to protect it against any retaliatory strikes, because the devastated enemy would have few warheads left to strike back.

The USDS is also building, via NATO, a European Missile Defense System. Completion of this system, the militarization of the entire Middle East, the encirclement of Russia and of China from a connected web of about 800 US military bases in 150 countries, employing about 200.000 active-duty military personnel, plus at least 50.000 under-cover agents, put up in the name of the War on Terror, all now appear to the Kremlin as part of a deliberate USDS strategy of Full Spectrum Dominance:

The Pentagon refers to it also as ‘Escalation Dominance,’ the ability to win a war at any level of violence, including a nuclear war. W-DC unilaterally declared an end to the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the Start II Treaty, and almost all other treaties.

Since 1945, the USDS continues to "occupy" the economically most successful regions in the world: Germany with initially 400.000, now "reduced" to 35.000, Japan with 55.000, S-Korea with 30.000, the Persian Gulf with 50.000 active-duty military personnel, plus the blackmail material they have on every European political leader, to ensure they obey all of USDS's commands.

Europe’s tolerance for abuse by its American ‘partner’ has invoked a Stockholm Syndrome problem, a “coping mechanism” to deal with a major trauma, like WWII. It is an irrational sympathy with a party that actually inflicts hardship and injury, as seen with hostage holding of 10,000's of innocent refugees as human shield for sheltered terrorists in Syria, torturing in other countries many prisoners of war, survivors of concentration camps, slaves and prostitutes. alll victims have to gradually be introduced to the objective truth of their situation. Europe needs to wake up from delusions about its American ‘ally’, fully controlled by their military-medical Industrial Complex.


USDS bases in Germany


USDS bases in Japan


USDS bases in Sth-Korea

Moscow’s military, economic, and technological status

Russia has been consistently fielding top-notch hypersonic military technology at various international trade shows, and has been effective in the demonstration of its wide-spread defense capabilities.


Russia's S-400 and S-500 defense systems, and many other high-tech land- & air-craft, battle-tested in Syria, and compared against American equipment in India, are more potent than American-made systems, leaving the Russian complex with an undisputed claim of superiority over the American systems.

Defense weapons, safe & closed-loop nuclear reactors, and agricultural exports, in addition to oil and gas, have been one of the best ways for Russia to earn plenty of hard currency. This has implications for America's future combat operations since practically all terrorist armed formations across the globe are fielded with the best Russian weapons or its derivatives.

  

Russia is already the world's largest grain exporter (45 MM ton out of a total production of 120 MM ton in 2019/20), and soon will be the world's largest non-GMO food exporter, using the millions of hectares of former USSR commune, arable, now very fertile land.

A floating Ruble as currency, and the focus on a progressive, digital, economic policy of making the bureaucracy much smaller, simpler, and more transparent through implementation of AI and other technological innovations, whereby each individual can reach its full potential, through a constant drive for self-development, that should result in a more comfortable lifestyle and living environment, but are ordinary Russian people actually benefiting from all this ??? See for yourself:

  

The strategic nuclear forces have been a priority for Russia, because they balance the current world order. Their finances are on a solid footing. The Russian Central Bank has become one of the 4 largest foreign exchange & gold holders with reserves of close to $600 billion.

  

The push for a US ‘nuclear primacy’ over Russia and China is the main factor in USDS's unruly world politics today, which could lead to a WW III, a nuclear conflagration by miscalculation.

US history shows that the American Natives could attest to the fact that US President, Andrew Jackson, took savagery to new levels, with the passage of the Indian Removal Act under his presidency in 1830. The act led directly to the Trail of Tears, when up to 100,000 men, women, and children were ejected from their land and forced to march west to make way for white settlers. Up to 15,000 died as a result.

US President, Theodor Roosevelt, earned fame for his imperialistic role in the Spanish-American War in Cuba 1898. The psychopathic proclivities of one of USA’s most celebrated presidents are enshrined in his own words: “If I must choose between a policy of blood and iron and one of milk and water, why I am for the policy of blood and iron. It is better not only for the nation but in the long run for the world.”

Venerated US General D. MacArthur, who commanded US forces in the 1950’s Korean War, boasted in 1964 that he “would have dropped between 30 to 50 tactical atomic bombs on N-Korea’s air bases and other depots strung from the NW tip to the NE tip of N-Korea near the border of the USSR.” President Truman, sacked him after realizing that the asylum is not the only place where lunatics exist.

The head of the US Air Force, Curtis Le May, urged Kennedy to nuke Cuba regardless of the risks of a Soviet response and the onset of WWIII.

US President Trump was elected on a platform of ending America’s propensity for regime change wars, conducted under previous Dem/Rep administrations, and drawing down the expansive US military footprint across the globe. His thinking was based on the empirical evidence that these wars had only succeeded in making bad situations worse, fomenting instability rather than stability, while at the same time catalyzing the scourge of international terrorism. His attempts to unpick W-DC’s doctrine of full spectrum dominance, has earned him the wrath of the War Party, the neocon & liberal interventionist W-DC establishment (the eternal enemies of the American people), and the Pentagon, including its vast intelligence community. This President came to office viewing the world through the lens of economic opportunity, regardless of where and with whom those opportunities may lie, and is finally trusting his instincts more than his war-hungry advisers.

The US dogs still bark while the "New Silk Road" caravan advances

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the Shanghai Co-operation Organization (SCO) founded by Russia and China, ASEAN, and China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, plus all the Asia-based Currency supply/exchange systems, will form a new geopolitical architecture, and bring together all Eurasian countries for facilitating ‘cooperation in political affairs, economy and trade, scientific-technical, cultural, religious, educational spheres and Energy.’

The current multiple provocations from USDS and NATO, could change this rapidly into the core of a broader Eurasian military and energy alliance to counter-weigh US nuclear primacy.

Then the World-Island nightmare of Mr. Mackinder a.o. would be fulfilled, ironically, mostly due to the unilateral, arrogant, and aggressive, financial, and foreign policy of an over-confident globalist bully, the USDS, that does not want to be reminded of its still continuing 200 years of wars of partial occupation, domestic meddling, extensive looting, poisoning, containment actions, and deep humiliation of the billion+ people in China and Russia, by the leadership of the 'civilized' Western World that is irrevocably losing its leadership of the modern world.

How would you feel as a citizen of any of these eur-asian countries?

What would you do if you had a chance?


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