Ah, now the agenda is starting to make a bit more sense. Hillary Clinton doesn’t want a good crisis to go to waste. She told Charlie Rose that her recommendation to the European Union is to take advantage of the shot-down MH17 tragedy to “Immediately accelerate efforts to find alternatives to Gazprom.”
Moscow-based Gazprom is the largest producer of natural gas in the world and one of the globe’s largest companies. A few weeks back on June 26th they announced that they would settle contracts with China using yuan or roubles instead of dollars. This move came about one month after Russia and China announced a record $400B gas deal. That’s a whole lot of dollars that won’t be needed in the international economy.
Couple that with the launch of the BRICS development bank, and motive for aggressive posturing towards Russia becomes a bit clearer.
At the same time, many are now saying that the true reason for Israel’s brutal air-bombing and invasion of Gaza is to secure Palestinian gas reserves valued at $4B.
In this context, it certainly looks like Western powers are making morally questionable moves to secure resources that are currently out of their control, a practice commonly known as expanding corporate empire by force.