Monday, March 29, 2021

Iran and China sign $600 billion, 25-year partnership

My first, and indeed only, reaction to this news story was: ‘Duhh!’ If this news story surprised you in any way, clearly you have not been paying attention. Quite frankly I am surprised that this deal, or one very similar to it, didn’t happen sooner.

Though I suppose that the current situation being what it is between China and the United States, this was probably as good a time as any. Our last bumblingly-inept president managed to piss off both Iran and China at around the same time - the first with the assassination of Soleimani; and the second with the whole trade war / ‘muh IP theft’ / student espionage / China virus fearmongering strategy for red-meat domestic consumption by mouthbreathing boomer conservatives. And now our current bumblingly-inept president, every bit as bad as our previous one, is both dragging his heels on renewing the Iran deal (which was one of his campaign promises), and continuing to ramp up the anti-China rhetoric for red-meat domestic consumption by mouthbreathing boomer ‘humanitarian’ liberals.

China tries cooperating with us for decades on trade, and gets little back but diplomatic abuse and snubbing. Iran tries cooperating with us on security and nuclear proliferation issues (in good faith: just ask the IAEA over the past two decades), and gets literally nothing back for its efforts, except the assassination of their scientists and generals by America and our allies. Not to be rude or anything, but what the FRACK did you all expect? Did anyone really expect that Iran and China would come running to us serving tea and dumplings after this kind of treatment? Of fracking course they’re going to start cooperating with each other more, and cut us out of the loop.

Iran gets pressured from the west by the unholy Salafi-Zionist alliance of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel (with props from America): they look east. China gets pressured from the east by the Five Eyes nations plus Japan: they look west. Not to mention the ideologically-motivated anti-China sniping by Erdoğan which has managed to push Armenia closer into China’s orbit. Both Iran and China find they have the same enemy on either side, and so they become friendly. This is how defensive realism works, folks. This is how gæostrategy works. Even if Iran and China, to put it mildly, do not see eye to eye on a number of ideological and religious issues, they are going to put these aside when national survival and vital interests are in play. Just ask the khaghans of Kazakhstan going back three hundred years, for crying out loud. Do you think they turned up a nose at heathen Buddhist Manchu assistance when they were being slaughtered by the Dzunghars? No. Or do you think that they turned down assistance from the Russians when the Qing in turn started to look too threatening?

So here’s the thing that the perpetually-clueless (because paid to be so) American journalists at WaPo and the NY Times (the latter of which literally lies about China’s motivations in allying with Iran) finally need to get through their skulls - or rather, what their readership does. As the great American folk singer-songwriter Greg Brown once famously put it: ‘This world ain’t what you think it is, it’s just what it is.’ America needs to learn the lesson fast (and honestly should have learned that fifty years ago), that the days are gone when we can just walk all over Asian folks with impunity without them teaming up, standing up and fighting back however they can.


  1. "China tries cooperating with us for decades on trade, and gets little back"
    Seriously, what are you talking about?

    1. Economically speaking, China got a lot back from the Gaige Kaifang / openness to the West. Look at my qualifier there.

      Diplomatically, since Carter and Reagan, China has still been treated like a debtor-state. That's because the prevailing expectation was that the Gaige Kaifang would presage an anti-CPC revolution or, at least, massive political reforms reducing the Chinese state's power.

  2. Nice blog post. Very interesting.

  3. I spent three months in Iran working with the Persian Gulf Studies Center - government analysts. Late 2016 to 2017. It was obvious Iran was a central pivot to the giant Belt and Road Project which is a UK/EU banking cartel program, China hired for the labor, nothing more.

    Soliemani was knocked off because he hates the CCP and hates Rouhani and Zarif even more. He was taken out as he met a Saudi delegation in Iraq to preach co-operation between Shia and Sunni as did then President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    Rouhani and Zarif are whores for the Swiss and German bankers who keep Iran alive with Euro's and buying their oil - which they still do - every week. $500 million Euro's worth. The Trump sanctions and taking out Soulemani shores up the

    The Rothschild banking cartel Royal Institute for International Affairs and Chatham House and Davos are favorites for the Rouhani and Zarif crowd where all the "elite" lackeys meet.

    Rouhani spent 6 years in Scotland hanging with Jack Straw and Lord Levy, one step down from Lord Rothschild himself. Hello? You getting it yet?

    Ayatollah comes out of a French Commune in the late 70's with a German intelligence film crew back to Iran?

    Its all about The banking cartels and their lackeys which includes Xi and all the rest of the private Swiss schooled pretend dictators like Kim Jong Un.

    Mao was trained in Paris along with Ho Chi Mihn.

    Iran is central to the Belt and Road and Greater Israel and they are all working together behind the scenes at Davos and Bilderberger.

    The Trump/Bi Bi sanctions on Iran were to force it into the arms of Russia and China and by default, Israel.

    The sanctions also shored up the position of the Swiss banker bag boys Rouhani and Zarif who are despised by the likes of the IRGC generals and subject to removal - but for the fact the IRGC dies without foreign capital - Euro's. Thats how sanctions and taking out Soulemani kept Chatham House boys Rouhani and Zarif in power. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is making a come back as we speak and will deal with things - kiss the CCP deal good bye. If he lives.

    China and the CCP like everywhere else do what The Bankers tell them. The enemy is us - the common people. They want to cull us, put us in the UN Smart City Habitat system ie: Gulag. Vaccinate us into sterility and let us die over time in a minimum security prison.

    If you need to learn more let me know.