By Pepe Escobar
This essay is a better half to my very own Globalistan, released in early 2007, which I outlined as a warped geopolitical shuttle publication. I argued then that during a context of re-medievalization - the area fragmented into "stans" - we're now residing an intestinal conflict, an undeclared international civil battle. Borrowing from Zygmunt Bauman's notion of liquid modernity, I referred to as it Liquid conflict - and never in basic terms as a result of the worldwide scramble for "black gold" oil and "blue gold" fuel. Globalistan used to be primarily an extended reportage crisscrossing the realm. this article displays the truth that I spent such a lot of 2008 within the U.S. following the presidential crusade. so far as New Rome is worried i am frequently outdoors taking a look in - the viewpoint of my death occupation, the overseas correspondent. during this textual content i am more often than not within looking. Globalistan might be learn as an at the flooring - and underground - document at the Bush management desolate tract. this article may be anything of a final bankruptcy - out of the abdominal of the beast. 2009 is the mummy of all celebratory years. The twenty years of the autumn of the Berlin Wall. The 30 years of the Iranian Islamic revolution. The 50 years of the Cuban revolution. The 60 years of NATO. The 70 years of worldwide battle II. The eighty years of the good melancholy. The ninety years of the Versailles Treaty. it is as though the realm used to be turning on its gyre as in a psychedelic kaleidoscope reviving sleek background in high-speed. And which determine comes out of the kaleidoscope, grinning his cool, calm and picked up most sensible to accommodate a 1929-style drawback, the recent chilly battle or maybe to behavior Versailles-style international relations? Barack Hussein Obama.
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Later, his master plan was duly incorporated by that bunch of wacky but dangerous Dr. Nos congregated at Bill Kristol’s Neo-con Central, the infamous Project for a New American Century (PNAC), whose website recently returned from the dead. Dr. S. presidential campaign, even sharing a book of interviews with General Brent Scowcroft. S. ” Dr. S. ” That won’t happen. ” 48 OBAMA DOES GLOBALISTAN Implicit is that imperial America rules, and satrapies follow. That also won’t happen. In a further twist around the everlasting saga of those who control power also controlling weapons, money and the Word, the “war on terror,” which the Pentagon slyly rebranded The Long War, sports a doppelganger: a global energy war.
Auto (and SUV) culture. That would mean a massive cultural revolution: extensive investments in public transport and extensive promotion of carpooling and, of course, walking would cut the waste by half. Meanwhile, the world will keep running the risk of ripping itself apart in the mad scramble for remaining oil and gas reserves. This mad scramble may be the defining aspect of Liquid War. S. S. corporate media never mentions that the Chinese-led oil industry in Sudan is at the mercy of guerrillas in both the South and in Darfur) as well as blatantly interfering in the Caspian basin, from Azerbaijan to Kazakhstan.