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China Prepares Rare Earth Mineral Sanctions Against US

Edwin P. Meissner | 18.12.2015 09:54 | Anti-militarism | Ecology | Globalisation | World

In response to the Taiwanese jump-start into the Pacific arms race, the Beijing politburo is weighing to slap a major package of correctional trade sanctions upon United States industrial players, sources in Singapore associated with the Communist Party´s leadership school suggested today. It was said that the party´s closely guarded internal debate had concluded China would pursue the opening stage of its carbon emission reductions under the NGO-herded climate diplomacy initiative by means of triangulation-steered de-escalation based on dialectic-materialist estimation of military carbon footprint evasion, to soften up the currency trade for industrial emission reductions.

Despite a ring of specialist jargon, the new doctrine works actually rather simple: Beijing is rallying non-aligned allies under its interpretation of climate diplomacy to slap punitive tariffs upon rare earth minerals mined from Asia and Africa which consumer electronics manufacturers would pass on to network users, and recycle an appropriate share of the payments for the production of content reflecting eye-welding daylight upon the military-industrial complex whose civilian commensals these corporations are.

With the package coming into effect, customers in Western economies will have to pay increased prices for the production of their devices, but for that they are going to receive neutralisation programs against Western propaganda without additional cost, the plan laid out. The sources also suggested that the program could be used to clear abusive commercial advertising from cellphones by buying up capacities that otherwise would be filled with home-grown spam.

Traders in Singapore speculate that the move is closely related to the Federal Reserve´s currency policy, which went from using the interest rate as a means for the regulation of speculation to making it an object thereof. One senior market analyst said, on the background of an emerging awareness that the currency spill policy was increasingly being rated as an indicator of financial crisis, Federal Reserve apparently came to conclude, however fuzzy designed a climbing interest rate might be interpreted as a closing signal of it at least by some.

“In financial policy, there often are various possible explanations for a decision, not all of which are of the same value. Since the passing of peak oil, and the ensuing choice of current oil monopolists to ignore long-term scarcity and flood the markets as if there was no future anyway, interest rates have been low to compensate the effects thereof. All the experts have been eager to see which bureaucracy would run out of confidence first, the Arab or the American one. Some have been speculating the Americans might succeed to span their currency bridge across the entire window of spilling.”

“Yet the American breath did not hold from peak oil to peak spill,” the market insider said. “What is being seen now, the massive and hectic arms sales meant to compensate for the economic effects of the cosmetic changes intended to sedate a public audience partly awakened by the political reverberations of the Arab independence struggle, in fact is an indication that the construct is crumbling before taking hold on the other side.” He added that a low interest rate is a man-made financial bubble for the purpose to shield an economy against external commodity turbulences at the price of putting it at risk as a whole.

“What is stunning, if not interesting, is why the Americans in their public relations efforts would try to sell the battle they lost against the Saudis as a Pyrrhic victory which avoids mentioning the latter. First, the dollar´s biggest commensal, the euro, due to a speculation to become a reserve substitute is on an anti-cyclic track, offering itself as the spare part of a spill canyon bridge glued together out of rivalling currencies. This rivalry does not allow them to be honest over their losses. Besides that, no glue is being delivered. The Western intelligence sharing is repelling dissidents even stronger than the Chinese one.”

”Second, the Arab independence movement has tightened its pressure on both the oil monopolists and the military-industrial complex, and every day there is another rhetorical sabre rattling or drumming up of death squads. The Chinese leadership is not telling the Chinese people that the heroes and martyrs are frog-marching Kerry and Obama through the global refugee camp which is the Western intranet. The Wong family only gets to see a part of the picture and takes the rest for dark matter. The half-life of Western political-military decisions has significantly decreased, and that tendency is increasing.”

“Third, the Arab-American relationship has always been shaped by a norm of duplicity, that is its historical origin. In their colonial haughtiness, the Americans speculate that the Saudi leadership might not grasp the meaning of the announcement, and would misunderstand it as the faulty reverse conclusion Western propaganda is suggesting, namely that the financial crisis was over despite the oil spill is going on. But we are well aware that the currency is at the leash of the commodity and not vice versa. Hence the Western leadership needs both propaganda deceptions and the accumulation surge from an arms race to compensate itself for the effects thereof.”

“Dollar, pound and euro have become so fragile that their proponents cannot even hammer out a propaganda script on the issue without leaving a pile of useless remainder at China´s doorsteps. That no one there wants this is self-evident, but the blowback thereof is very likely to be of a completely different nature than the American interest rate decision – Beijing is beginning to see through the haze that it has a healthy self-interest in an anti-interventionist-herded regime change in Washington. The rare earth mineral tariffs are a first step, and a signal that the Third World is not set to repeat the American mistake, but decided on the scale of global times to contribute to a climate-friendly incentive landscape.”

Edwin P. Meissner