Inside America’s Meddling Machine destabilizing the world order


NED, the US-Funded Org Interfering in Elections Across the Globe

https://youtu.be/NzIJ25ob1aA

In this Grayzone special, Max Blumenthal attends a Capitol Hill gathering of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and explores the group’s destabilizing global campaign to meddle in other countries’ affairs. The report covers the NED’s interference in foreign elections in Russia and Mongolia, its participation in coup attempts from Haiti to Venezuela to Nicaragua, and its escalating public relations efforts against China and North Korea.

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A rioter waves a US national flag in Tsim Sha Tsui district in Hong Kong on August 11. Photo: AFP Who’s behind Hong Kong protests?

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I suspected that the Hong Kong riots were funded by outside interests. Now that I know about the NED I would not be surprised if they were heavily involved.

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This is real journalism. Thanks much for this!

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Hong Kong violence is supported by NED. A lot of evidence show that.

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This is simply incredible work. A huge Thank you!!! So incredible.

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NED is funding Hong Kong protests too

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Everyone inside that room should be rounded up and shot for crimes against humanity.

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The latest NED atrocity is the violent riots in HK, aimed to prevent China from extraditing criminals to stand trail in China. The stupids in HK fell for it, heralding doom to their safety and prosperity. without the law, HK will continue to be a dream safe heaven for international criminals.

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Sadly most people are 🐑 and care more about America’s Got Talent and Big Brother updates than neocon psyops and power plays. I sometimes wish I could be blissfully ignorant like them.

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Pelosi cannot be trusted. Spending our tax money for meddling other nations….. She is evil.

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The inimitable Mr. Max Blumenthal strikes again! Well done! This is phenomenal investigative documentary journalism, as informative as it is watchable.

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Pelosi talking about DPR Korean people’s “poverty of spirit” is the most racist thing I have ever heard.

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How can anyone still believe a word that comes out of the bankers’ owned corporate media. It is an obvious propaganda tool. Nothing more. You’d have to be willfully blind to still believe their stories. Excellent video Grayzone. Really well done and researched. Thank you very much for your amazing and really important work.

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Wow! The quickness on those roaches diseased legs is phenomenal when even the smallest bit of light is shed on them, its outstanding!

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China recently executed many CIA agents trying to undermine their government. The South Korean and North Korean gov should likewise do to these foreign agents.

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After seeing how Western media distorted the true picture in the recent Hong Kong riots, I believe what you say is true. Thanks for standing up for the truth! This is just one of the many videos showing what the so-called peaceful demonstrators did. But the Western media called this a peaceful demonstration. If this had happened in USA the rioters would have been shot by the national guards.https://youtu.be/l-OkMoAznqI

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John Pilger’s doc The War on Democracy also exposes the ugly meddling that goes on in the NED.

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@22:09 “Are you Sidney Blumenthal’s son?” = “Are you that terrible Jewish person I keep hearing about?” The last 5 minutes, the way you wrapped up all the reporting at the beginning, was brilliant Max. The ending was icing. You damn “Sidney Blumenthal’s Son” you.

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These are demons.

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West has some of the biggest psychopathic maniacs the world has ever seen, they are an abomination, nature gone wrong ! Whether it is neocons, zionists, sociopaths, Christian Zionists, military industry, wow the list is endless !

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So important, Thank you Max! The unelected power establishment needs to be held responsible and pushed to the light. I mean, how can the Chairman of the NED say “We’re for open societies” and still work with taxpayer money of people who don’t have a clue where their tax money is going to? It’s the opposite of “open” government. It’s shady!

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I always have faith in Max’s reports. Sometimes I wish I didn’t. The Nancy Pelosi “interview” (20:24) was just sooo embarrassing. “I don’t know what they do…”  Where do people find hope for the future?

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THANK YOU,this is excellent.

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NED ought to promote democracy in the united states. And Leave other countries alone.

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Great documentary, really respect your work. On another note, you should try to investigate Middle Eastern media outlets such as Radio Sawa and Al-Hurra (which are both funded by the US government). Maybe they have something to do with NED and IRI’s Middle Eastern agenda since they’re both pushing pro-American as well as pro-Israeli narratives on their respective media platforms.

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Wish TYT Progressives do work of investigative reporting like this

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I learned about NED when I researched the violent riots in HK. This is a shameful organization with objectives to instill riots and instability in other countries. Shameful!!!

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Great work Max. I’ve never clicked on patreon before but feel kind of obligated to after this. Really compelling reporting

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Very valuable work

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Lol. Nancy Pelosi talks about blank faces and brainwashing. Lol. I actually laughed for the first time during this video

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LOL! That Oslo Freedom Forum picture is the thing Jimmy Dore attended 😅

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Genuine objective work! This should be what real journalism is about! Thank you for unveiling the truth! Please keep up with great work!

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excellent Report! Thanks!

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Great reporting as always. Thanks Max

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NUKE Washington.

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Guess who were assisting the HongKong ‘pro democracy’ movement. You guessed it NED.

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keep up the good work. ps would love to support via patreon but, sadly, these are bleek times

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Useful idiots and Pawns in the Game

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The people who work with the NED make tons of cash. It’s pretty profitable thing to get into.

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Excellent report!

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I see how Mongolia got itself bankrupted.

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This channel gonna get demonetized or banned soon. Truth is no longer allows in social medias.

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lol its always trots

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Appreciates your afford on this reporting. It’s paint a picture bigger on what happening with HK right. Another NED play toy which create conflict between HK and China.

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This is the reason why I understand some countries are pursuing nuclear weapons.

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wooohw… this is dangerous. thank you for the information 👍🏼👌🏼

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Holyshit,I can’t believe this interview has not yet been deleted by youtube…Such a miracle for REAL JOURNALISM

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Thanks for sharing the truth. I am feeling very sad that some evil people In the US are causing so much grief for so many people throughout various parts of the world.

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i aim starting to have doubts if those “defectors”are real and not some Korean claiming to be a NK defector

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13:40 The guy who declared that the fall of the Soviet Union represented ‘the end of history’ because capitalism was clearly the best possible system.

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BRAVE MAN, LOOKS LIKE THEY GUESSED WHO YOU WAS NEAR THE END(LOL) – BIG THANKS FOR TELLING THE REAL TRUTH, ESPECIALLY ABOUT THESE FAKE ORGANISATIONS.

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NED = National Extremists of Destruction

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Now they are working in HongKong. Thank you Max for in depth journalism.

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So sad. How do they face themselves without principals in life.

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They are terrified of Max! Those in the room that don’t know him don’t know what they are in for, they are flirting with peril. Brilliant Socratic dialogue with the ignorant ones!

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Thank you for revealing the nature of NED

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They have now infiltrated HK.

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Never knew your dad was part of the Clinton admin. Can tell by your unbiased reporting thanks max

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Hands off HK. Hands off China. Ned Go fvk urself.

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Now all MSM take note, that’s “REAL REPORTING” !

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Thanks for the information. I never heard of NED. I knew the U.S.’s corrupt methods of controlling politics globally was happening. I don’t call it “meddling” that’s too mild a word for it. I just wasn’t sure exactly how “we” did it.

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thank you for sharing this information, a great job of journalism!

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NED is the most evil organization in the world.

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NED=National Endowment for Destabilising countries not in line with US neocon agendas.

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38K?? more US people should watch this and see what is going on and how corrupt their government is.

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Thanks Greyzone. You’d showed it fact & fake, black & white, so clear, not grey at all. You only make more grey hairs on the NED head.

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NED seems to be a riot-booster and spying organization. Americans tax players money.

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Once again Mr Max, thank you very much for all your efforts digging into these difficult and “hidden” subjects and bringing the truth into light!

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..nd thereby making the US the biggest terror nation in the world. Shocking, positively shocking.

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WOW, tax payer’s money goes to there each every day.

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Endowment for Democracy (NED) = Evil organization National Endowment for Demonization.

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NED is the root cause of the world turmoil and tragedy.

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nancy pelosi and 57 other ned members/supporters/soul sellers disliked this magnificent reporting.

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Lies to prevent the engagement or the exchange of information are being funded by tax payers. God are we sick, and we kill like maniacs.

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lying is how the devil and Satan rules the world.

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so called Democracy, =Demon+cracy👿

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These people surely found a way to make money, thanks for exposing these traitors.

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“Promoting democracy” means something completely different to me, than these war mongerers.

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Great great work! Thanks from China where its city HongKong are facing riot funding by NED.

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thunbs up for you- a honest media.

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I love you Max Blumenthal, your journalism is real. It is a source of inspiration to, for once, have someone who undoubtedly delivers the truth to the masses.

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US should be the last one talking of Human Rights after that record. It’s like a serial addict giving lectures on abstinence.

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I’ve long held that the US is effectively the world’s largest, and most destructive, TERRORIST organization! Real journalism is proving me right all along…

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Max (to NED official) : “May I ask you a question?” / NED: “Are you Sidney [Blumenthal]’s son?” / Max: “Yes.” / NED: “I heard about you.” / Max: “Is that a no?” / NED: “Yes.” Some badge of honor!! Bravo, Max Blumenthal!! Great work!!

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anybody believe North Korea defector? no me!

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They just funded the riot in HK….has been proven NED is largest donator of HK protestor organizers

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Unbelievable!! Right out in the open! With OUR MONEY!!

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The US NED is active is Hong Kong as we speak.

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Nancy Zombie Pelosi talking about ‘brainwashing’…….hahahahahahahahahahaha !!…..hahahaha !

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Not just Socialist governments, any government which does not bend over to the will of the US govt.

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Great job on your coverage! I learn more everyday thanks to you and many others.

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Great job! wonderful piece of independent journalism in these times of uber state/MSM propaganda!!

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Well done Max Blumenthal. This is real journalism.

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Today NED is meddling in HK!

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Odd how he asked who he was. At the end 😆 I love every min of news like this helps people know how to see thru the illusions out there!!

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As Ret Col L. Wilkerson put it in a nutshell (para): Right now we have two colossal battles going on between two titanic state-building efforts: one started in 1947, coming to fruition in the cold war, and now called by scholars, “The National Security State.” And the raison d’etre of that state is to have war… constant war… to keep the Military Industrial Complex, that Eisenhower warned us about, rich and bountiful! On the other hand, you have the Koch inspired… and now the well-fueled predatory capitalistic state which is aiming at making capitalism ballistic and so forth and making billionaires the plutocrats that rule this country! Those two states right now, having contiguous elements…that is to say the Military Industrial Complex – a company like Lockheed Martin – will be in the predatory capitalist state and vice versa. They are having a titanic struggle though, intellectually and realistically, on the ground as to who runs this country in the future. And NEITHER STATE HAS THE REMOTEST CONCERN FOR THE AVERAGE AMERICAN, FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS, OR ABOUT FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY OR LIBERTY! They ONLY HAVE CONCERN FOR THEIR STATE-BUILDING EFFORTS: the one – leading to more wealth for fewer people, and the other – leading to more war and wealth to their people. [The “Permanent War State” Aims to Plunder Venezuela – Wilkerson and Jay @fjsA]

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What this defectors do. And their supporters do is political warfare.

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US: if you don’t listen to us, I will destory you. China: hold on US: hey, those protesters in Hong Kong are heroes.

 

so what is democracy, US is the culprit who has created unrest

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Thanks for the video. I’m sharing it wherever I can. !

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Well done Max. You are the Superman of journalists.

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See if you can run the audio through a compressor to automatically equalize the sound levels. This is very important work. Now for the easy part. Your video software may already have “compress/expand” and “normalize” for audio. You’ll be experts in 10 minutes if you practice on small clips. Thank you Greyzone!

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4:30 Oh, that girl. A delight for body language analysis. 17:50 Madeleine Albright, child mass murder advocate

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more people need to know about this

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SOMEONE SHOULD BLOW THEM ALL UP IN ONE PLACE! I hate evil people, especially corporate types.

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This is really important work. Keep it up.

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Democracy leads to rise of working class, and the rise of working/labor class leads to socialism.

 

The NED exists to protect the American bourgeoisie’s global interests

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Thank you Max for real report

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Wish I could give this 100 thumbs up. This is why I’m a monthly Patreon donor. Such excellent journalism!!

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A lot of people hugged Hitler and German warcriminals. For starters , ask the USA and Henry Ford.

 

This video is awesome! thank you! so glad I found this channel!

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Thank you so much for your hard work and courage to show us the truth. Real journalism like this is truly rare and precious in the world today. Thank you! Thank you!

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Are these people involved in the Hong Kong’s 2019 protest?

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Doesn’t Amazon own New York Times? Or is it a different tabloid? I can’t remember which one it is.

 

Max,..will you please run for president!? Thank you for your dedication to presenting the ‘stubborn facts’,…that the american government tries so hard to conceal behind their flimsy and unsubstantiated veil of ‘democracy’, and ‘freedom and justice for all’. The Empire wears no cloths,….Thank you Max, and all at Grayzone.

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Hong Kong said: “hi, daddy!”

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Wow. This is a new level of revelation for me. True journalism is a form of heroism. Thank you! ❤

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Bari Weiss is a clueless tool doing the bidding without knowing it of the wealthy and owners of the media. She doesnt even know why she thinks things if you watch the Joe Rogan podcast with her on it.

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Is that like the Democracy they gave to Libya

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Now they put their dirty hands on Hong Kong.

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excellent reporting, thank you Max!

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NED=World Terrorist Organization

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POLOSI <MY GOD ,SHE SHOULD BE HANGED ,THAT WITCH /LIER !!US.MSM,IS THE ONE THAT KNOWS ALL THAT GOES ON IN CHINA ,LIES ,LOOK AT THESE ,LOBBYISTS ,IT IS SHAME FULL !!

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Well done Max! A great piece

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He gets good interviews when he’s not confrontational about it. People open up when they feel like you’re on their side or persuadable.

 

10:40 Pelosi is confusing her own SF district with NK.

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There are No Democracy in US..no more..the most corrupt nation…

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anothr rappid braidwashed youngster with out a clew. ohn bother

 

The most evil organization in the world

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Max Blumenthal is an excellent journalist. This all sounds like Iraq all over again and we’re paying for it.

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Excellent work!! Keep it up Grayzone!

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Max, you a true inspiration for journalism and future journalists. Big kudos for your work !

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All is a fabrication, nothing is real. Everyone has an agenda. Make your story sound good and you will get heard. It is the money, a power that corrupts.

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no wonder fda usda and epa AND TRUMP endorse napalming crops with glyphosatan herbicide just a few days before harvest — it makes all of us at least a little bit sicker — and thus keeps the vicious-cycle pharma/poizion-based economy healthy for certain privileded greedy sadistic corporate fascist motherfrackers with the sworn agenda to infiltrate, sabotage, corrupt, and enslave and destroy everything pure and natural and good just to piss off jesus — who got whacked for exposing the synogog of satan’s ( practice of selling animals for sacrificing in the temple — as if sacrificing innocent critters is a way to have sins forgiven ! ) guess who gets to be the sacrificial animals these daze — all of us pesky honest to goodness indigenous schmucks . (the proverbial meek who were fortold will inherit the earth) i’m telling all of yawl it’s SABOTAGE ! “victory through deception” is on the mfn mossad logo for christsakes . give credit where credit is due . b less gullible. lets turn the table on those evil masterminds and not-see flunkys hellbent on imprisoning the planet in one worldwide-wireless concentration cramp. “rejoice — for the kingdom of heaven is at hand !” (godspeed good shepherding yawl !)

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Same as Bana in Syria, now they have some memes of her about Venezuela, named Baña. LOL!

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I love how he uses the word “sidekick”. CIA = Batman NED = Robin

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I went to subscribe and I see that I already am. Why does this channel not appear on my suggested videos. Hmmmm.

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Thoughts and prayers for Hong Kong

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She speak so good English?? My Korean friend been learning years of English and still can’t match hers. 🙄

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Ughh, United States is such a hypocrite! And Nancy friggin Pelosi right in the middle of it.

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I’ve been studying a lot of this stuff for some time now, I didnt know the group was called NED but I knew about things like this, didn’t realize what a specific and massive role they’ve played. The part where the founder says “I know about you…” is kind of ominous.

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If you havent worked it out the CIA and America are their to put right wing pro corporate govts in charge to take the power from the workers and people and to privatise the world with the ultra wealthy corporates in charge of all the means of production and resources. And in the end the ultimate power and control of everyone.

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美國不是第一次,更不是最後一次使用演員角色扮演,在每一個國家都會上影。

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Pelosi and co…vermin of humanity, no value for human life other than her ilk, the fascistic 1%ters who enslave the rest

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Real reporting? It’s like finding a unicorn these days. 🦄 Subbed.

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NED is killing Hong Kong.

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04:44 “North Korea is an unimaginable country. There is only one channel on TV. There is no internet.” LOL

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they don’t want peace and harmony within china,korea,russia,india,divide and conquer.

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Mad Max at it again! Love you 💯%

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The whole Yeltsin affair is the reason why I laugh at the US’s whole debacle of “Russian interference”. Good riddance, have a taste of your own medicine.

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Heh I would expect it to at least be as bad as South Korea. My family from there tells me some pretty awful things about the social issues.

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The access Max has to the nefarious goings-on with these scumbags is priceless. REAL journalism here.

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Nowadays, people don’t believe in facts, they just believe dramatic story.

 

Important video! Great journalism! Will share!

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Btw I’d love to see there books and how much money was funneled to “free market/lynching enthusiasts” in Venezuela.

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That last clip was funny. “Are you Sydney Blumenthal’s son?”

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Same companies are censoring alternative medicine, NIH-sourced science, natural alternatives to pharma and education about mandatory medical procedures … government-mandated injection of toxins with no valid science to defend the practice but a massive marketing campaign to create fear (measles or N Korea … same mechanisms!)

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That guy gave a shout out to your dad! I have been a fan of Max Blumenthal for a while, but now I have to look up mr. Sidney Blumenthal, because I can already tell he is the kind of guy I will like!

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Thank you so much, for this work…we need to know the Truth..

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Thanks so much for this riveting, informative programme , the question is how and do we really need scum like we have running our countries, are having psychos necessary ingredient for running countries.

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Good to look back to this document and great journalism.

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US citizens funded and funds the Government and majority of them choose their Government who made the “#American #Values” to become: #Oil Thirsty, #Gold Hungry, #War #Mongering, War #Criminals and more War #Crimes.

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America itself is infected by the covetous parasite we all know about. It’s goal is to destroy ethnic and cultural identity worldwide.

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Watch out from these NED related groups..men.Thank you very much!

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Thanks Max, such great work! Just want to know what US tax payer thoughts of this.

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It’s all about $$$$ and visas…the secret invasion…

 

I didn’t realize that Nancy Pelosi was so explicitly supportive of NED. I would have thought that she opposed regime change operations.

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“Iraqi soldiers throwing Kuwaiti incubator babies on the floor”, the young girls speech reminds me of that!

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An open society is a society open to corporate control for the purpose of extracting wealth..

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Wow! Thanks for the exposing! We should spread this video clip worldwide. Overthrowing regime becoming an evil industry… 👎

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lol at how the Trots are involved in this NED imperialism

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Keep exposing these blood sucking vampires, keep doing the great work you do. Very illuminating video, lots of things to talk about this evening that’s for sure. Btw, I just subscribed.

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love you Max…thanks bro.

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I wonder how many christian fundamentalists there are in the n.e.d. ?

 

CONGRATULATIONS FOR DOING JOURNALISM

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You guys do a phenomenal job here at the Grayzone. Just about every video I’ve watched has been fantastic. However, I would quibble about a couple things on this one, largely on strategic grounds. I don’t think it’s a good look to, at the beginning of this video, refer to the NED as a “taxpayer-funded organization…that aims to topple socialist governments” and then spend much of the rest of the video documenting the NED’s efforts to undermine the governments of North Korea and Nicaragua. It seems to imply that the current North Korean and Nicaraguan regimes are socialist, when in fact they are nothing of the sort, unless one strains the definition of “socialist” so much that the term becomes meaningless. Both regimes are enemies of the left and any kind of genuine socialism. I suspect you would agree with this assessment, but I think it would help enormously if you stated this fact up front in order to defend your work against disingenuous attack dogs. I want to stress that I have no problem with the substance of what’s presented here, most of which is excellent, but when putting together these pieces, it’s important to take measures to protect yourself from mainstream mudslinging, which I’m sure will become more and more often as you guys gain popularity. Keep up the good work!

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…”but… but there’s only one channel on tv… and no internet”… Good god child… you’ve no idea how fortunate that is… “but North Korea is such a horrible country” …zzzzzzzzzzzzzz…..

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When you defect from your socialist country and can’t find a job in the US the NED might be a great place to look. Outstanding report Max. Just be ready for the inevitable lay-off and a new role as human furniture for corporate business.

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It is prudent to consider American info as tainted. America needs a USSR, they can use it to frighten their taxpayers. Weather Communism is good or bad depends on how life was, before. Most countries become communist after a period of extreme poverty, and extreme injustice. Russia, China, Cuba, Vietnam …. and more. Think about all of these countries prior to becoming Communist / Socialist.

 

Really sad! They could go to any.country and find some scum willing to work against their own citizens. This was.done.in Venezuela for years.

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That is what’s happened in Macedonia as well and they are working there with years, they corrupted politicians professors people of every segment of the society, media and everything with one purpose to make a fake picture, people to be brainwashed so many things in the country to be changed in their own interest even if that means change of the legal elected government which is happened 2016 in Macedonia with obvious influence of the American ambassador in judicial and legal matters.Now the new government is doing everything what they said they’re not going to do before the elections now they have opened new TV station under control and plus most of the old one’s. Many people of the American administration are involved including SOROS open society

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Thank you! I look forward to more. This is the best in journalism. Bless you all.

 

the most convincing argument for Max’s story is that there is no way he could be making this shit up. Which says volumes about those individuals who believe it. Thank you Max, would that it would penetrate the thick fog of western imperialist propaganda

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Fantastic as always max.

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Running from the hard questions because they don’t have answers. Thanks Max.

 

all that money for lying . wow, what a bunch of scumbags !!!!

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Seeing this video for the first time. All the usual suspects are involved: Thor Halversson and his ‘Freedom forum’, which Jimmy Dore exposed last year (that’s when I first heard of them); Bari Weiss, who was exposed by Joe Rogan earlier this year when she tried to smear Tulsi. Thanks to excellent reporting like this, I don’t take any testimony by anyone on matters of war and peace and human rights on face value anymore. I have started to always research who is behind these stories, who pays them, where does funding come from etc. Thanks for making me aware of this!

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Our government is elected by the people, the best political system in the world and you must have it. We’ll help you get it but first you must do everything we say. We’re not interested in controlling you because our aim is the world. Oh yes, we’re NOT authoritarian so you can trust us!!! SURE America!!!

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I believe Operation Mockingbird is alive and well.

 

National Endowment for Democracy, Orwell would love that one. “one cornal of cob..” Pelosi once again executing the English language.

 

NED is also behind the end of yugoslavia. He knows about him – that sounded menacing.

 

一帮鬼。滚。

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Nancy P. Has not seen real tragic and staggering poverty yet, till she comes down to ground zero of Vancouver BC’s East Hastings Street, there she will witness eye-burning and heart-wrenching poverty caused by the city/province. Seems everyone wants to cash in on politics and made up suffering tales. Nice.

 

$890,000 for defector stories offered by South Korea

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they just want MONEY!

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For 860 000 dollars I could tell you some bad stories about my country involving mass killings tanks torture and shooting people.

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I dont mind if usa infiltrate into north korea. But china? Through hong kong

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I got help from lutherangrants/org .They sent me over $55,000 from their grant schemes.

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Leaves me speechless….I feel I hate to be lied at.

 

Leaves me speechless….I feel I hate to be lied at.

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Criminal trash, zionest puppets! Thank you for exposing these creatures and their lies

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Well if anyone knows about brainwashing, it’s Pelosi!

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Wait. Democracy exists?

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The NED also sponsored propaganda about the DRCongo. Nobody talks much about that country where the worst postWWII atrocities happen.

 

free lunch is usually costly… the price of this particular free lunch is your soul and always be ready to be dumped like a piece of toilet paper when you are no more needed! never sell your soul to nobody – not demon, not god, not rich, not poor. souls ain’t for sale. lunches ain’t for free.

 

Where is the Congressional oversight? What is this costing?

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Performing biological experiments on live people? Google Dr. Corneius P Rhoads and the death of Pedro Albizu Campos in Puerto Rico…

 

16:00 not that rare. Can find testemonies some of whom have been silenced.

 

dude how you still alive ? lol

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Do not like the WORD GESTAPO… NAZI…. But this is What we had in our History In my Granfather Time… In Alsace-Lorraine…. Part of France Now… So,,,, SO called Free Democracy USA.. Is Doing ,,, Exactly the Same.. These People look like …. SALUTATIONS

 

These people need to leave governments around the world alone.

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i c a lot of “leftist” sharing news articles from NEd

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Yeonmi Park said her father died of cancer. Her mother said paid 2 people Carrie body was a lie she said she buried body in another interview Yeonmi said she buried ashes an other video Yeonmi Park said her mother went back to china get ashes that Yeonmi Park said on One Young World she buried in secret. Fabricated stories Yeonmi Park is telling.

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4:29 “And then they took the babies from the incubators…”

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horrifying truth.. inconvenient for the brainwashed. thank you sir for exposing the lies.. it’s vital vital vital work for the current world.

 

Russia and China, as part of the Allied Forces, lost 47 million people stopping Hitler. They are currently gathering a new Allied Forces, to stop the new Empire in town: the US/NATO Empire…taking over more land than Hitler ever dreamed of. WW3 unfolding before our eyes. Who will join the Allied Forces? Who will join the US Empire? US Empire is a mirror image of what happened in Germany as WW2 unfolded.

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Brillante y valiente periodista, y para que harán o con que propósito hacen esas intrigas?

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Honestly I can see the fear in the eyes of those who promote or direct in any way NED, when you question them…how they run away from you, because you uphold the truth, and therefore they see you as a vampire sees a silver bullet. ” the truth will set you free”…

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This makes freedom and democracy look evil

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I really enjoyed these reports. Washington DC is demon NOT a democratic country.

 

Thanks for this. US Corporate Media fails us.

 

For further backstory on the NED, google “robert parry perception management”…

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It is still quite shocking to me that my media in the UK and the American media and the Canadian, German, French, Dutch, Swedish…all of the ”free” world’s establishment media (and much of the rest) is full of shit. It really can’t be trusted.

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Top shelf report max.

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Great piece of work. Thanks.

 

there’re north korean working in chinese kidnapped by south korean and forced to make false testimony about north korea. basically everything on msm about north korea is pure lie.

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Pelosi was talking about the US she described the population accurately she just confused it with N Korea

 

I don’t know what Is worse. living in North Korea with Kim jug on, or here with Trump, and his crazy war monger’s. the wrong #Amazon Is burning, and the wrong Ice is melting. thanks Wonka Luv’z y’all anyway.

 

Love your work

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You can have democracy, but once u have the democratic model like those of West and US, you will be always be under their world order, never to outdo them. Guess which country know this and thus was attacked by US and the West , day in , day out. I ask u, would u like a cobbler to become the CEO of a global company? Of course not, look at those ctries which followed the democratic model of US! A comedian become the President of Ukraine!A dishonest , a bankrupt , businessman, becomes the President of the most powerful ctry in the world!

 

Max this video is great but please learn how to say “Xinjiang” properly

 

The evrr dirty USA where lies, cheats and steals is the order of the day.

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americas whole foreign policy is based on liar testimony. every aspect of what goes on in washington is based on lies and half truths, both foreign and domestic.

 

In the western world there is so much economic inequality – so should these countries like Russia – China – Korea and some other countries get together and creat NEEE – National endowment for economic equality just like NED
You really need a pop filter.
NED is indoctrination, not democracy.

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Well done, Max.

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LOL, they don’t even change their playbook, they have SOP for color revolution.

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National Endowment for Hypocrisy
Look at HK… the CIA used to do this secretly… but now the NED is an NGO that does the dirty work for the CIA

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Its a terrible shame that Blumenthal pushes the lie that Trotsky somehow is responsible for the Neo cons. People that he cites are people who REJECTED Trotsky.. even though they may have once come from groups that thought of themselves as Trotskyist. Trotsky always defended and supported the Soviet Union ..his critique of Stalin gets turned by people like Blumenthal into him being anti Socialist…and Anti Soviet. Some of the people he mentions did become anti Soviet and moved on to becoming players for the Neo Cons and Israel. Others Like the disgusting International Socialists ( ISO) turned to calling the Soviet Union just another form of Capitalism and even opposed the heroic Cuban troops that defeated South Africa in Angola…calling them an imperialist occupation force. More genuine Trotskyist Leninist’s like the Spartacist League , with all their faults…praised the Cubans..and fought against Solidarnosc..they were hated by the liberal left and the ISO for this. It is just WRONG that Blumenthal and so many others push this lie and advance the falsification of history by doing so. I otherwise support much of his fine work.

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you misquoted, the North Korean girl did not say she escaped with her mother only at 5:45. why r u lying? and you edited the video at that part, some screens are being cut as well.
True journalism.

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You won’t be able to get away with amazing infiltrations like this for long if they are properly dispersed among civilians. It is great that you used it to such strong effect. Keep defining yourselves and achieving such needed distinction within journalistic integrity.

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Elizabeth Taylor, thank you so much for this Max, I’d never heard at all about this dreadful group tho they badly affected things I was very interested in and cared about a lot, like Nicaragua 1990.
Blowjob Pelosi could hardly dodder away fast enough when she heard “Russia”.

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NED bunch of CREEPS! They have no rights!
HEY! LIKE I SAID[THE NEW USHERED IN AGE OF MEDIOCRITY!
thanks to the Max !

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Oh well the Kim’s are great then
do americans support what their government is doing outside US?

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Thank you for my government who like to interfere other countries for democratic???? Humans right???? I can tell HK peaceful rioters???? I want to join this good pay job.????? God bless America
Liars, cocodile tears, hows are the free money paid by the american tax payers? nice right?

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Kimy likey Sum Yong Gurl…
That was absolutely brilliant. However I am unsettled by ending saying the journalist was Sidney Blumenthal’s son. Now I don’t know what to think
satanic machine.. SMH
Max be careful. Look what happened to Epstein. Almost everything which could go allegedly went wrong and Epstein was eliminated. Who knows may be Killary and her seven pervert dwarfs did it but one is for sure that he knew so much that they feared him and were desperate making up such a story. So be careful my friend in the criminal states of zionazimerica. It is like the daughter of ambassador of kuwait before the Iraq war. Those who claim that others are dictator are themselves the real dictators. Those coup makers got busted in Turkey 2015. Not anymore, said Turkish people.

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I WANT TO TOPPLE THE US GOVERNMENT !
Some facts are obvious: if the “blankist faces” she ever saw were the N Koreans Pelosi obviously must be dozing off in Congress – the drone, I guess. And since Kuwait, the ante has been raised on ghoulish atrocities requiring R2P attention: an invasion over incubators and now producing babies for hungry dogs!. Don’t think I can stomach the next fantasy.

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All countries, including Malaysia, losing in US-China trade war


“The US may settle into the malaise it found itself in, during the 1970s, before the present wave of globalization. It may survive but not thrive,’’ said Pong Teng Siew(pic) head of research, Inter-Pacific Securities.

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) may have identified China as having more to lose in the US-China trade war, but the real loser is the world which has become economically more dependent on China.

The initial impact is seen in emerging economies, where a fresh slowdown in the world economy has been concentrated.

Asian economies, in particular, will feel the pressure from slowing Chinese demand for their exports.

Commodity producing countries will also suffer as prices decline in the wake of sluggish demand from China.

In 2016 and 2017, China’s share of world demand came to 59% of cement, 56% of nickel, 50% each of coal, copper and steel, aluminium (47%), cotton (33%), rice (31%), gold (27%), corn (23%) and oil (14%), said Visual Capitalist that publishes data using visual methods.

While the IMF, in its half-yearly World Economic Outlook, had upgraded its forecast of US growth this year from 2.3% to 2.6%, it had downgraded China from 6.3% to 6.2%.

Growth expectations for emerging and developing economies is now cut, since April, by 0.3 percentage points to 4.1% this year.

China’s economy grew at an annual pace of 6.2% in the second quarter, the weakest in nearly three decades, while exports rose by just 0.1% in the first half.

Throughout the closely linked supply chains, these weak exports which registered the biggest drop to the US, also dampened demand for imports of components used in finished products.

Increasingly vulnerable to any slowdown in China, dubbed the Asian powerhouse, is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) economic bloc, for which China was the biggest trading partner.

Trade between Asean and China hit US$587.87bil last year.

As there are expectations for Chinese growth to slide between 5% to 6%, the rest of Asia which have prioritized trade with China, may have to look elsewhere for growth.

Making matters worse, there will be no more super stimulus programme such as the US$586bil unleased after the 2008 financial crisis, which had a positive impact across the export-oriented region.

“There are, therefore, concerted efforts to try and resolve the US-China trade war,’’ said Nor Zahidi Alias, associate director of research, Malaysian Rating Corp.

But Asean is already a recipient of trade investment diversions from China, and it is likely that Asian countries will ramp up efforts, including improvement in infrastructure and the ease of doing business, to attract foreign direct investments from the United States and China.

In the short term, China, being a large trading nation, may have more to lose but it is already transitioning away from being dependent on trade.

Consumption had contributed to more than 60% growth in China during 11 out of 16 quarters from January 2015 to December 2018, said CNBC, quoting a July report by McKinsey.

Indicating its increased self-reliance, China had exported only 9% of its output in 2017, compared with 17% in 2007, the study found.

The three groups with most exposure to China are the Asian economies within the global supply chain (South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam); the resource rich countries that export to China (Australia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ghana and South Africa); and emerging markets with investments from China (Egypt and Pakistan).

The trade war has complicated China’s efforts to find a balance between sustaining decent growth and tackling problems of high corporate debt and massive shadow banking risks.

As a result, these ‘highly dependent’ countries will probably have to suffer more.

In the end, nobody gains especially those that want to ‘hide’ behind tariff walls, de-globalise and move away from the current global interdependence and integration.

The effects of de-globalisation can be serious.

Think of a 1970s type of scenario, said to be the worst decade for the US economy which, since the Great Depression, had experienced the worst downturn from November 1973 to March 1975.

“The US may settle into the malaise it found itself in, during the 1970s, before the present wave of globalization. It may survive but not thrive,’’ said Pong Teng Siew head of research, Inter-Pacific Securities.

The current wave of globalization is said to feature modern technology and global democratic processes, with increased movement of capital and adoption of free trade.

Consumers will be the ultimate loser; they have to face a decade or more of higher prices (on US and retaliatory tariffs) with little or no compensating increases in employment and income.

The huge job cuts happening around the world, with talk nearer home of layoffs and headcount freezes in the Singapore semiconductor industry, should give us an indication of some potentially alarming consumer downtrends.

By Columnist Yap Leng Kuen, who reckons nobody should be under the illusion that he is the winner. The views expressed here are solely that of the writer.

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Trump is the biggest threat


Not much help: Despite his use of
tariffs to help skew the playing field in favour of US firms, the very
industries Trump has tried to help have become the weakest links in the
otherwise solid economy.

WASHINGTON: At rallies and whistle-stop campaign tours, President Donald Trump proclaims a renaissance in US factories rebuilding the nation with “American steel”, “American heart” and “American hands”.

But in reality, despite his relentless use of punitive tariffs to help skew the playing field in favour of US companies, the very industries he has tried to help have become the weakest links in the otherwise solid economy.

With just over a year to go before he faces re-election, Trump takes credit for the most vigorous economy in the industrialised world, with the expansion entering its 11th year and historically low unemployment.

But while services and office jobs dominate the US economy, Trump continues to promote the factory and mining jobs that were the lifeblood of the economy in the last century.

“American steel mills are roaring back to life,” he declared last month in Florida – the same day US Steel announced it would idle plants in Michigan and Indiana until “market conditions improve”.

And to West Virginians he said, “The coal industry is back.”

But in fact each of the sectors Trump has championed – coal mining, steel, aluminium and auto manufacturing – have been buffeted by a combination of market forces and changing technologies – factors beyond his control – or damaged by the very things he did to protect them, economists and analysts say.

Last month, a national survey of manufacturing activity hit its lowest level in nearly three years – narrowly avoiding slipping into contraction – while regional surveys have also seen record declines.

In March, the number of workers in US manufacturing shrank for the first time in nearly two years and it is now growing more slowly than the rest of the American workforce.

Trump has imposed tariffs on hundreds of billions in imports, renegotiated trade agreements and dangled the threat of worse over China and Europe and Mexico – all while publicly browbeating companies that close US factories or move production offshore.

But weak foreign demand, a strong US dollar and a decades-long evolution away from domestic manufacturing have progressively shrunk America’s industrial sector, said Gregory Daco, chief US economist at Oxford Economics.

Trump’s world trade war has not helped either.

“The policies that have been implemented in terms of protectionism have hurt the very sectors they were meant to protect. There’s no escaping that,” Daco said. – AFP/The Star

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The hegemonic anxiety of America First


In the global political landscape looms a superpower with a military and economic might widely believed to remain unrivalled at least for decades to come.

Yet it appears that in recent years the hegemon — the United States, or specifically its national security apparatus — has grown increasingly restless. It sees the irrevocable collective rise of the developing world as a threat and refuses to accept what is natural and inevitable. That bodes trouble for all.

The peerless prowess that underpins the United States’ leading role on the world stage stems from a combination of political, economic, geographical and other factors, including a grand vision that allowed it to work with others to establish the current international system.

Yet that strategic sobriety has noticeably given way to a sense of superiority. Three decades of unipolar hegemony has induced a historically ill-founded but deeply entrenched belief in Washington that the United States is an exceptional country above all others, and international affairs should be managed in either the American way or no way at all. Its past success in nipping every serious challenger to its dominance in the bud has only deepened its complacency.

But now with the unstoppable growth and ascent of developing countries, it appears destined that the U.S.-led West will have to share the stage with “the rest.” Although the nascent shift is merely a logical outcome of history and does not cost Washington any of its legitimate interests, a self-inflicted anxiety is taking hold of what is called the national security state of America.

Hawkish decision-makers and opinion leaders are drowning out reason and morality in the United States and fanning the fear that America is losing what it is entitled to. Upholding the banner of “America First,” the current U.S. government has in a little more than two years shown the world how far it is willing to go in order to “make America great again,” although the United States remains the sole superpower in today’s world.

Global trade is so far a major battlefront. In the eyes of incumbent U.S. policy-makers, the laws of economics and trade are nothing but a hoax, and any country that has a trade surplus with the United States is ripping it off.

They have waged waves of tariff offensives against not only China, but also U.S. allies like the European Union, Japan, South Korea and Canada, slapping heavy levies on imported products ranging from steel and auto parts to toys and bikes, regardless of rising financial burdens on domestic consumers and businesses, and the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Washington’s assault on the rules-based multilateral global trading system is posing a serious threat to future global economic growth. Gita Gopinath, the International Monetary Fund’s chief economist, warned in May that “the latest (tariff) escalation could significantly dent business and financial market sentiment, disrupt global supply chains and jeopardize the projected recovery in global growth in 2019.”

The high-tech realm has also witnessed the United States scrambling to secure its supremacy. However, it is trying to do so not by sharpening its own edges in fair competition, but by employing the state power to drive out competitors.

Its unjustified crackdown on telecom equipment provider Huawei and other Chinese high-tech companies under the excuse of national security is reminiscent of its erstwhile plot against Japan’s once booming semiconductor industry, and widely interpreted as an attempt to sabotage China’s standard-setting capabilities in such key areas as the next generation of mobile communications and ensure China’s permanent inferiority, at least in advanced technology.

In the realm of geopolitics, Washington’s hegemonic anxiety disorder has become even more conspicuous, especially in its policies on the Middle East and Latin America. In recent months, the United States has flirted with going to war against Iran and orchestrating a coup d’etat in Venezuela.

Meanwhile, the current US government is seeking to reap the benefits of being what Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, called a “rogue superpower” while refusing to bear its due global responsibility. Its withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear deal has breached the global efforts to address many of the world’s most pressing challenges.

In the post-Cold War era, the West once believed that the world had entered a period of “Pax Americana,” where the United States would act as a builder of a rules-based international order and a guardian of peace. However, three decades later, Western countries are disappointed to discover that it has become a big bully pushing the world toward “Chaos Americana.”

Given the high stakes, the international community, including the sober minds in America, needs to work together to help Washington make peace with the current historical trend. After all, every nation is part of the planet, every people is entitled to pursue happiness, and every country has the right to developing its economy and technology.

As for Washington, it should, as US political scientist Joseph Nye has suggested, learn the importance of using its power with others, not just over others, in today’s increasingly interdependent world.

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Hegemonic practices of US will finally lead to failure

There’s a proverb in the western world that self-knowledge is the most valuable knowledge. However, some US politicians, who are just not able to have a clear knowledge of themselves and the global situation, are still stubbornly following the outdated hegemonic approach.

With the strategy of “America first”, these US politicians have never cared about the interests of other countries or the common welfare of global citizens.

They started the trade war under the excuse that the US is losing in its trade with China, but keep silent about the huge profits they have gained from the relationship. They make frequent statements that other countries have posed threat on US national security, but turn mute on their globally-reaching intelligence network. They strongly criticize international organizations such as the WTO, but make no mention of the fact that the US is a major founder and the largest beneficiary of the current global governance system.

White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro even said bluntly that other countries dare not to take retaliatory measures against the US because of the great power of the latter. Such arrogance revealed what truly lies under the slogan of “Make America great again”.

The bullying and arbitrary practices of the US are supported by the hegemonic logic of the country that US rules apply to the whole world and other countries must compromise to ensure US interests.

From the “economic aggression” theory by US Vice President Mike Pence, to the fallacy made by Navarro that Chinese commodities are mortgaging America’s future, and to the statement of former White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon that exporting of Chinese excess capacity gutted the upper Midwest of the United States, these US politicians take normal economic exchanges as “nails” and wish to hammer them. They are not willing to see the Chinese people live in a well-off society just like Americans do.

Under the banner of “America first”, some US politicians just cannot keep a lid on their impulses and even started attacking their allies. Not long ago, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel expressed her views on the cracking foundation of the post-World War II order and the deterioration of trans-Atlantic ties. The US is becoming a rival of global countries.

Why the US politicians are still dreaming about the “chosen nation” and “shining city upon a hill”? It’s because they still believe in the old philosophy that might is right, and perceives the world with a “law-of-the-jungle” mentality. Besides, they are taking international relations as a “clash of civilizations”.

This explains why the US government always calls itself a monitor of global orders and a judge of international relations.

With the irreversible trend of today’s multi-polarization, economic globalization, cultural diversification and social informatization, the US is still considering itself a savior of the world and taking the globe as its “backyard garden” where it can act arbitrarily and do everything it wants to. It is even making attempts to stop the building of a community with a shared future with the so-called “America first” policy.

At present, the US hegemony has aroused anger from across the world. Even some US enterprises are making adjustments in reaction to the pressure from the US government. A series of “made-in-America” companies including Harley-Davidson, Inc., have “escaped” from the US, and Exxon Mobil Corporation and Tesla are also building factories in China.

However, the US hegemony is nothing but a wishful thinking. According to American scholar Stephen Roach, the US had merchandise trade deficits with 102 countries in 2018, which reflected the extreme insufficiency of the country’s domestic savings – a situation caused by the rash approvals of budget deficit made by the congress and decision makers.

Some scholars attributed the inequality in the US to its wrong policies, rather than economic globalization. Unfortunately, some US politicians made wrong prescriptions, and called other countries a barrier on the way to “make America great again”.

Blaming the others for its own mistakes, the US will miss the opportunity for self-improvement and hurt the country and people via the diversion of domestic contradictions.

US scholar Robert Kagan argues that America’s decline is being actively willed by unnamed “politicians and policymakers”, and they are “in danger of committing pre-emptive superpower suicide out of a misplaced fear of declining power”.

No country in the world is willing to be manipulated by other countries in human history. Mutual respect, sincere cooperation and win-win benefits should be the principle held by each country when it comes to international relations.

Of course, it’s not easy for the arrogant US politicians to be aware of this. The bright side is that facts don’t lie and speak louder than words.

There is an idiom in China that ultimate power incurs humiliation. Any country that deviates from the path of win-win cooperation and sticks to zero-sum games, disobeys rules for fair competition and pressures others, and goes against the trend of economic globalization and resorts to conservatism will end up losing.

Hegemony will only consume the power of a nation and accelerate the process of its recession. Such cases are just prevalent in history.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold multilateral meetings with leaders of BRICS countries, trilateral talks with leaders of India and Russia as well as meetings with leaders of African countries during the G20 summit in Japan from Thursday to Saturday,
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Amid an impasse between the US and China, the G20 summit in Japan offers a platform where US President Donald Trump will be able to talk with Chinese President Xi Jinping, if all goes well. It is too early to predict the outcome, but the summit has rekindled hopes that the two sides may resume trade talks after negotiations to reach a broad deal left hanging last month.

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China takes moral high ground in face of US power play


The Sino-US trade dispute is not only a game between representatives of the two countries at the negotiating table, but also a contest between the two sides in the field of international public opinion. In this dispute, which may evolve into a protracted confrontation, China has no choice but to take international justice and law as the criterion. While striving to safeguard its own core interests, China is also committed to international morality.

Over the past year and more, the tactics used by China and the US in the trade war have drawn a sharp contrast, highlighting the new trend of the strategic game between emerging powers and already existing powers in the new era.

China is actively opening to the outside world to reduce trade restrictions, while the US frequently imposes tariffs on other countries. China never threatens other countries, but seeks common interests through negotiations. The US frequently resorts to a maximum pressure approach. China respects the international system and acts in accordance with the principles of justice. The US does not obey rules, and uses what is appropriate and discards what is not. China respects each other’s concerns about economic interests, while the US only considers its own interests. China has resolutely defended and safeguarded the basic principles of the WTO and put forward a reform plan. The US threatened to withdraw from the WTO to act according to its will. 

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Uncle Sam, which prides itself on international justice, has arrogantly put “America First” above international justice and law. Closing the door for selfish gain, Washington is slipping from the moral high ground. China adheres to principles, is calm and rational, pursues fairness and justice, opens the door to common prosperity and cooperation, and presents itself as a responsible major country. 

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “If we are to be a really great people, we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world.” The use of unilateralism to force opponents to surrender has caused the biggest blow to the international free trade system since the end of the Cold War.

At this time, it has become the common responsibility of the international community to work together to consolidate and improve the existing international economic and trade system so that it is fairer and more reasonable and not hijacked by the US.

It appears that the US is decoupling with China, in fact, the US is decoupling with the world. As the largest developing country and the world’s No. 2 economy, China has the responsibility and wisdom to play a bigger role in promoting globalization.

The conflict between China and the US tests the level of political governance, the potential of economic development, the unity of the people and the global influence of the two sides. The future depends more on who can be a positive force for world peace and development.

China’s economic and trade links with the rest of the world have never been so extensive and deep as they are today. The further development of globalization and the progress of the world political and economic governance system need China’s contribution.

China is an emerging power. The rise of any big country in history will not be smooth. A great power that can truly stand firm on the world stage may start out lonely, but in the end, it becomes more and more cohesive. The trade war has put China through the test that a rising power must endure. It has strengthened our confidence to firmly occupy the international moral high ground.

China’s past success lies in its ability to accurately grasp the convergence between China’s “potential” and the world’s “potential.” China’s sustainable development in the future depends on how we take advantage of the trend of world development to develop ourselves, and use our own reform and opening-up to promote world development.



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Western dominance on the global stage coming to an end, entering the era of Chinese influence


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Western dominance on the global stage is coming to an end – we are now entering the era of Chinese influence

China’s economic relations with the Middle East are on a long-term upward trend. Beijing is the region’s largest foreign business partner, now surpassing the US in oil purchases. In the five years leading up to 2009 trade tripled, reaching $115bn

Donald Trump’s inauguration has been described as symbolising the end of the “American Century”. Historians may look back on 2016-17 as the years in which the two greatest forces sweeping the world – the anti-establishment backlash in the West, and the resurgence of Asia – combined to thrust China into a global leadership role. This was seen at Davos, in Beijing’s recent foray into the world’s most contentious conflict – Israel-Palestine – and most recently in Theresa May’s statement that the US and UK will never again invade sovereign countries to “remake the world in their own image”. This suggests that it might not be just a century of American dominance that’s ending, but half a millennia of Western pre-eminence.

President Xi Jinping’s call for the establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital occurred just as the Trump White House began early talks over moving America’s embassy in Israel to the disputed city. This is part of China’s conversion of economic weight into diplomatic and geopolitical assertiveness in the Middle East over the last few years.

China’s economic relations with the region are on a long-term upward trend. Beijing is the region’s largest foreign business partner, now surpassing the US in oil purchases. In the five years leading up to 2009 trade tripled, reaching $115bn.

China has begun translating this into strategic influence. In 2008-2009, Beijing sent naval vessels to the region, an action referred to as its “biggest naval expedition since the 15th century”. China has embarked on strategic partnerships with traditional US allies like Saudi Arabia and Qatar. In addition to Saudi Arabia traditionally being China’s top source of oil, Beijing has convinced Riyadh to engage its “One Belt, One Road” initiative and attracted it to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. In 2016, the two countries unveiled a five-year plan for Saudi Arabia-China security cooperation. Riyadh also expressed interest in Chinese defence technology.

China’s growing footprint is in part possible due to some of the forces that brought President Trump and Prime Minister May to power. Firstly, Western publics are beyond fatigued by over a decade of war and intervention in the Middle East – much of which was supported by the same Republicans within Washington’s foreign policy establishment that had declared they wouldn’t work with Trump, and the same Labour MPs who sought to overthrow Jeremy Corbyn. Despite Trump’s tough-on-terror talk, the public gravitated to the same anti-regime change positions that were popular with Bernie Sanders supporters. May herself has observed this mood and adjusted her position accordingly. This is combined with a reduction of the US and Britain’s relative power in the region.

Additionally, Washington is less dependent on energy from the region. This is combined with Middle Eastern states themselves reaching out to diversify their strategic partnerships in an increasingly multipolar world. This includes US allies like the Gulf States, as well as those who feel threatened by the West, like Iran.

Beijing’s Trump Cards

China has several advantages in the region. Firstly, Beijing mirrors Western public opinion by taking a non-interventionist approach to issues like democracy and human rights. This of course sits well with rulers in the Middle East. China has asserted its view that Middle Eastern countries and their people should be able to decide their own path to development in accordance with “national conditions”. In the past, President Xi has expressed China’s support for Saudi Arabia choosing its own development path. In Qatar, Beijing differentiated itself from the West, pledging to support Doha on issues of national independence, sovereignty, stability, security and territorial integrity. This was received well during a visit to Beijing by Qatar’s Emir who reportedly voiced his “appreciation for China’s impartial stand on international affairs”.

Secondly, unlike the US, China is not bound by well-known and entrenched alliances and animosities. It is obvious who the US supports in the Middle East and who its rivals are. With Beijing there is more flexibility. Shrewd foreign policy advisors in Beijing will be advising President Xi to use China’s burgeoning ties with the Gulf States and Israel to leverage relations with Iran and vice versa.

For instance, China has held positions on Syria and Libya inimical to those of its new partners in the Gulf. In addition to Damascus being a long-time buyer of weapons from China, Beijing has also made clear its support for Moscow’s intervention. China and Russia have consistently worked together to provide diplomatic protection to the Syrian government via vetoes at the UN. Some sources also reported Chinese military advisers being dispatched to Syria and Beijing providing training support to the Syrian army.

While maintaining its tendency to take a soft-spoken approach, Beijing hosted both senior Assad government and opposition figures. In a purposely symbolic move, during the China visit, the Syrian Foreign Minister confirmed the government’s willingness to participate in the peace process. Beyond Middle Eastern states, China’s position on Syria provides it negotiating power with both the West and Russia. Similarly, Beijing’s Palestine announcement allows it to extract more from Israel.

China’s Interests

China primarily sees the region as a source of energy. It is also a continuation of the trade routes it seeks to secure from East Asia, through the Indian Ocean, to the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

The ability to influence the Middle East is also important to great/rising powers like America, China and India in order to disrupt and deny energy to potential adversaries. Greater Chinese involvement will give Beijing some potential leverage over the energy supplies of adversaries like Japan, and potential competitors like India. Beijing’s pursuit of closer ties with Middle Eastern states as part of its “Maritime Silk Road” initiative adds to India’s fears of encirclement by a Chinese “string of pearls”.

Beijing also prioritises stability in the region more consistently than Washington. Recent conflicts cost China. The toppling of Gaddafi in Libya led to losses in energy investments, infrastructure and equipment, as well as evacuation costs. With regard to Syria, Beijing had to abandon its oil investments in 2013 due to the war.

As one of the main theatres for geopolitical competition between great powers, China’s growing strategic role in the Middle East is another step toward what many in the country see as its own “manifest destiny”. This rising Asian power, free of colonial baggage in the region, adds a new ingredient that could help untangle seemingly intractable issues like Israel-Palestine. Furthermore, with its steadfast principle of respecting sovereignty, China’s increasingly loud and distinctive voice in the Middle East may indeed be the final nail in the coffin of Western interventionism.

Sources: Dr Kadira Pethiyagoda is a visiting fellow with the Brookings Institution researching Asia-Middle East relations – independent.co.uk

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