From Putin’s latest chess move to the compounded errors of the US and NATO, Pepe Escobar offers his colorful observations on Ukraine, Syria, Iran and Egypt, with biting insights into the realities that are downplayed or ignored by the US media. Escobar doubts that the major European nations will back the US sanctions and Cold War 2.0, and that Obama’s efforts to isolate Russia will strengthen Russia’s ties to China and end the dominance of the petrodollar. He also notes that Obama needs Putin for the Iran negotiations, and to keep him out of trouble in Syria.
*Pepe Escobar is a Brazilian journalist who roams the world, filing dispatches for Asia Times. Pepe Escobar is the author of Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War, Red Zone Blues: a snapshot of Baghdad during the surge, and Obama does Globalistan.
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