Massive Saudi Investments in China Signal Epoch-Making Shift in Global Power

Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud
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By Dr. Derek Ellerman

There’s a little bit of truth to the common view foreigners have of Americans. The “Ugly American” is an ignorant brute who knows diddly squat about the rest of the world. 

If recent events are any indication, that’s absolutely true. Now don’t get me wrong, this country faces a laundry list of important issues. 

Communists are trying to disarm the populace. Perverts are shaking dildos at toddlers in public. Inflation shows no signs of slowing. The country is in more debt than it could ever pay off. There’s an invasion at the southern border. 

Yet, the most important changes are taking place on the global stage, and they’re going to have a direct negative impact on your life and this country. 

Instead of the loudest clanging 5-alarm bells going off, most people don’t even know what’s happening.

Yesterday, I was greeted with the news that Saudi Arabia — formerly America’s most important satellite state on account of the oil— will make massive energy investments… with China. 

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Center of Gravity Shifts East

The benefits America accrued from successfully getting the massive oil producer of Saudi Arabia on our side for the latter half of the 20th Century cannot be overstated. 

Cheap energy is absolutely a requirement not just for national power, but to fuel prosperity for it’s people. 

The Saudi/China deal reportedly involves well over nine figures and nearly 700,000 barrels of oil per day to China. 

Reuters notes, “The deals are the biggest to be announced since Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the kingdom in December where he called for oil trade in yuan, a move that would weaken the U.S. dollar’s dominance in global trade.”

Talk about an understatement. 

Even more than a close partnership with oil producers, the Bretton Woods system solidifying the U.S. Dollar as the world’s reserve currency accrued on this country the ability to manipulate those oil producers, geopolitical affairs, and the entire world’s financial system. 

It’s what has allowed Americans our heretofore unrivaled prosperity. Our chicken in every pot, costing but a pittance. 

If the Dollar is toppled as world reserve currency, that prosperity and that world we grew up in is gone in a flash. 

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China Making All The Right Moves

It’s not just Saudi Arabia making moves.

While the U.S. government has been dropping bombs on the Middle East and pitting Saudi Arabia and Iran against each other for decades, China has reportedly swooped right in and secured, at least initially, some semblance of recognition and set the stage for formal peace talks. 

So China stands to have a friendly relationship not just with the Middle East’s regional hegemon Saudi Arabia, but also another of the world’s top 10 oil producers. 

Don’t think for a second that all those second and third-world countries around the globe aren’t taking notice. 

Where U.S. hegemony has brought conflict after conflict to the region, China has brought (so far just the image) of peace. 

For the record, I’m not forgetting President Trump’s incredible Abraham Accords accomplishment, but looking at the post-WWII world its an anomaly. It’s also the reason they hate Trump so much.

This will have even more consequences, drawing countries into the orbit of China. 

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New Cold War, But Reversed

Let’s add to all of this that U.S. warmongering in Ukraine has also, at least temporarily, driven Russia and China to sheath their swords and create an erstwhile security bloc of their own. 

Sound familiar? It should. Chances are better than good that what we are watching is the creation of Cold War II, and Warsaw Pact II. 

China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and now Brazil. Even France is trading with China in Yuan. BRICS is almost a reality. While China and India obviously have their own regional issues, India has played very nicely with Russia, and a detente seems possible. 

The difference is, this time, America is not a juggernaut on the rise. 

You know it, and I know it. Our country is in serious trouble with our problems, let alone this epoch-making shift in global power. 

Today’s America is almost perfectly encapsulated in President Joe Biden. Old, weak, used up. 

And the unforced errors on top of it! Our battered, decrepit America is facing ammo shortages for the Army because we’re foolishly sending it to a corrupt kleptocracy in Ukraine. 

How is this country going to deal with a new Cold War, against a much larger and more powerful main adversary? 

If you ask me, it simply won’t. Because it won’t be able to. 

For those who would take me to task for talking down about our wonderful country, I can only say that it wasn’t me who kept voting for the unaccountable communist warmongers. 

If you want to turn it around, you need to replace something roughly like 530 of our 535 Congressmen, and elect a President who will fire every single person currently working in the Pentagon and State Departments. 

Oh, and you had to have done that at least 20 years ago. 

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