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Saturday, April 02, 2005

Could the world be ganging up to stop the US?

Australian writer Joe Vialls thinks so. He describes the formation of a Russia-China-India-Brazil alliance which has been forming in recent years, and the likelihood that oil-rich Venezuela and Iran may be more-or-less secret partners as well. He suggests that with recently-supplied Russian jets and missiles, Venezuela and Cuba may be in a position to not only prevent an invasion of Venezuela--they may be in a position to shut down the US economy by blocking most oil imports.

There's lots more in the article, some of it seemingly far-fetched--it was released on April Fool's Day, after all (as was the Stan Cox article I linked to earlier). But the US has made no secret of its intention to dominate the world economically and militarily, something which is bound to cause very diverse countries to suddenly find common ground. And by getting bogged down in Iraq and running the huge trade and budget deficits, the US has made itself very vulnerable to a coordinated attack, whether economic or military. So Vialls may not be too far off base.