Our economy is barely propped up right now by foreign interests (especially Japan, China and much of the European Union). Basically, the industrialized world is seeing the truth about the Empire and is finally ready to call it quits. I have written about my prognostications regarding Iran, China and the rest of the BRIC nations pulling out of the global Dollar. Now, the second largest economy in the world is about to tell us to eat some fish heads.
When this happens and the rest of the world pulls out in quick haste, the end result will spell disaster for us in America. And the thing is that we have no one but ourselves to blame for becoming sheople to the herders that have taken and squandered our good name and moral compass that was used throughout the world for some time.
The great America is not so great when the Japanese (who we rebuilt and propped up for decades after we bombed them to smithereens) are very close to telling us that they want us out due to our “destruction of human dignity“, and that they will not buy any more bonds from us unless it is in the yen. They will dump the dollar this year, just as Iran did a week ago and China and Russia will shortly (if not already hugely downsized). The rest of the world will follow, even our “allies” (who only acquiesce due to the fear we put on them with money and might).
From Robert Morley’s blog, The Trumpet, “Japan Abandons America“:
Yukio Hatoyama is Japan’s new leader. He officially took office last Wednesday, and he is already threatening to split with the United States.
Hatoyama blames America for the global economic crisis and says that the U.S. is responsible for “the destruction of human dignity.” He campaigned on protecting traditional Japanese economic activities and reducing U.S.-led globalization.
During the run-up to the election, Hatoyama’s finance minister told the bbc he was worried about the future value of the dollar, and that if his party were elected in the upcoming national elections, it would refuse to purchase any more U.S. treasuries unless they were denominated in Japanese yen.
Japan is the world’s second-largest economy. It is also America’s second-most-important creditor. The U.S. government owes Japan over $724 billion! The only nation America owes more money to is China ($800 billion). The U.S. also imports $140 billion worth of goods from Japan each year.
If Japan were to follow through with its threat to only lend in yen, the dollar would probably fall hard. What would that mean? America gets more expensive consumer goods, higher unemployment, and currency inflation. If other nations like China follow suit, we would be looking at a currency crisis—Zimbabwe-style.
The new government in Japan has also pledged to diversify its foreign currency reserves away from the dollar. This means that at some point, it will need to dramatically reduce how much money it lends to America. America is planning to borrow record amounts over the next couple of years, so something isn’t adding up here. Where will the money come from?
“The financial crisis has suggested to many that the era of U.S. unilateralism may come to an end,” Hatoyama wrote in an August 26 New York Times article titled “A New Path for Japan.” “It has also raised doubts about the permanence of the dollar as the key global currency.”
But Hatoyama isn’t just charting a separate economic course for Japan. His campaign also promised a more “independent” foreign policy from Washington, and closer relations with Japan’s Asian neighbors.
More alarming for American policymakers, Hatoyama has authorized a wide-ranging review of the U.S. military presence on Japanese soil. He is reexamining the agreement that permits U.S. warships to dock at Japanese ports, and has said Japan should take a second look at why it is spending billions to house and transfer U.S. troops between its islands. Hatoyama has also moved to quickly end Japan’s fueling support for the U.S. naval anti-terrorism efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
On Wednesday, an even bigger torpedo hit. Both U.S. and Japanese officials confirmed that discussions were underway to remove all U.S. fighter aircraft from Japan.
So many alarm bells have been clanging in Washington that the Australian reports the U.S. administration has requested “immediate clarifying discussions” on just how far Japan wants to take the disengagement. But there may not be too much America can do if Japan is intent on reducing America’s presence in Japanese territory. Regarding the U.S.-Japan security relationship, Richard Armitage, former U.S. deputy secretary of state, said: “If the government of Japan asked us to change things, we’d argue, we’d kick and scream, but ultimately we’d have to do it.”
Japan is a major platform for American power projection. Losing it would be devastating to U.S. security.
Japan is America’s most important forward base in the Pacific. It is an unsinkable aircraft carrier from which American task forces can operate to secure the flow of trade and resources across the Pacific.
At a time when China is increasingly challenging American authority in the East and South China Sea, when North Korea is brandishing nuclear weapons, and Islamic terrorism is on the upswing in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, America can ill afford to lose Japanese military and logistical support.
But it is losing it.
So, one of our staunchest allies… a country that we allowed to bomb us in a false flag event, then retaliated in war culminating in bombing them with the most destructive and terrifying means imaginable, and basically took over and formed them into an Asian representative of the US and a stepping ground for an attack on anyone in the rest of Asia… is finally telling us to go fly a kite.
My only question is: what took you so long?
It is evident that they don’t trust us and that our hegemony; our immoral and murderous actions in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world (including Empire building in places like Columbia and Panama according to my bud, Kelso, in a phone call this week) is bringing pressure from other Asian nations to get rid of their nanny.
It’s about time!
Hopefully, each and every country that we currently occupy or have bases in, even in agreement, will have us move out. Hopefully, since we can’t stop the aggressive murdering bastards who run our government, maybe the other countries can. Maybe stopping the US Empire will be done by those who we have relied on and done wrong to for so many years. Maybe, JUST maybe, we will finally become what the Founding Fathers envisioned, instead of the thing the lying crooks and evil bastards are trying to get away with now: Imperialism.
Read the rest of the article, as well, because it goes into some detail that I have been harping on for a while. The strategy of Japan is to become more involved in Asian affairs and it seems to rekindle and smooth over bad blood from the past. If successful, and there is little reason to consider they will fail after our failures in Iraq and the financial breakdown driven by our country, there will be a new powerhouse in Asian that will easily counter anything we can dish out.
Let’s just ask the question: What if Japan, China, Russia, Iran (and any host of other Asian or Middle Eastern countries) say, “We have had enough of America’s bullying and world domination.”? What if these countries decide that America IS too big and that she needs to be taken down a notch (financially or militarily)? Please do not think that American Exceptional-ism will save our collective asses. It won’t.
Most of us are too damned stupid to do anything about any threat. Our own country has dumbed us down. We can’t even make things for ourselves anymore because we became complacent and in cahoots with those Big Money bastards who convinced us that we could rely on cheap labor elsewhere (slave labor is more like it) from other countries and get rich from our home values or special Americanism.
We are lemmings and the government controlled by Big Money is king. If these other countries rebel from the control of our Empire (as they should), the end result for us will be travesty and horror. You will not be able to afford FOOD, much less anything else like that new Pop CD or especially that new government owned Chevrolet.
Now, regarding The Trumpet, I don’t know much about this source and he gets into some prophetic Biblical stuff and such. However, even tho much of that I don’t cater to or necessarily agree with, the fruit from his writing is very similar to mine (and my “prophecies” here). In that, I will sign off with Robert’s last couple of sentences (and I intend to go back and read more of his commentary):
America is about to be blockaded. For this to occur, Japan would need to take a radical turn from its recent historical political and economic persuasions.
It is radically turning. Today we are witnessing a dramatic fulfillment of this prophecy. America is about to become perilously isolated. The nation with the single largest merchant fleet in the world will turn its back on an economically waterlogged America. And America, without its most important military bases in Asia, will be one step closer to being pushed right out of the Asia Pacific altogether.
America’s ship of state is sinking. Japan’s lifeboat has already left.