Michael Hudson har en ny intressant artikel. Han tycks anse att nedgången för dollarn som dominerande världsvaluta har passerat en brytpunkt, och ser det som ganska sensationellt. Och överraskande att utvecklingen påskyndats under högerstyre, under Trump. USA’s agerande har tvingat många länder, som Ryssland, Kina, Iran, att bygga på en betalningsinfrastruktur som går förbi dollarsystemet.
Hudson om någon kan de här sakerna och är insatt i ämnet. Men är det verkligen en medveten strategi från Trump, eller sker det ändå som en följd av hans agerande?
Trump’s Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony
The end of America’s unchallenged global economic dominance has arrived sooner than expected, thanks to the very same Neocons who gave the world the Iraq, Syria and the dirty wars in Latin America. Just as the Vietnam War drove the United States off gold by 1971, its sponsorship and funding of violent regime change wars against Venezuela and Syria – and threatening other countries with sanctions if they do not join this crusade – is driving European and other nations to create their alternative financial institutions.
This break has been building for quite some time, and was bound to occur. But who would have thought that Donald Trump would become the catalytic agent? No left-wing party, no socialist, anarchist or foreign nationalist leader anywhere in the world could have achieved what he is doing to break up the American Empire. The Deep State is reacting with shock at how this right-wing real estate grifter has been able to drive other countries to defend themselves by dismantling the U.S.-centered world order. To rub it in, he is using Bush and Reagan-era Neocon arsonists, John Bolton and now Elliott Abrams, to fan the flames in Venezuela. It is almost like a black political comedy. The world of international diplomacy is being turned inside-out. A world where there is no longer even a pretense that we might adhere to international norms, let alone laws or treaties.
This trajectory could be seen 50 years ago (I described it in Super Imperialism  and Global Fracture .) It had to happen. But nobody thought that the end would come in quite the way that is happening. History has turned into comedy, or at least irony as its dialectical path unfolds.
Where is the left in all this? That is the question with which I opened this article. How remarkable it is that it is only right-wing parties, Alternative for Deutschland (AFD), or Marine le Pen’s French nationalists and those of other countries that are opposing NATO militarization and seeking to revive trade and economic links with the rest of Eurasia.
The end of our monetary imperialism, about which I first wrote in 1972 in Super Imperialism, stuns even an informed observer like me. It took a colossal level of arrogance, short-sightedness and lawlessness to hasten its decline — something that only crazed Neocons like John Bolton, Eliot Abrams and Mike Pompeo could deliver for Donald Trump.
En nedgång för dollar-imperiet är något som verkligen kunde ändra på förhållandena i världen. Troligen är försvaret av detta imperium den främsta orsaken till USA’s, med deras svans av hantlangare, militära närvaro och härjningar över hela världen.
Kan en förändring ske utan att storkrig startas?
Timothy Alexander Guzman – A World without Dollars? Are We Approaching the End of America’s Financial Order?
World War III will be based on maintaining the power of the U.S. dollar. The interests of major corporations, the establishment from Washington and London, the banks and an interesting tribe whose seeds were planted in the Middle East back in 1948 are based on the dollar’s strength.
The dollar is the backbone, the tool that allows Washington to continue its geopolitical dominance backed with its military power over the world’s economy and its natural resources. The dollar allows Washington to intimidate sovereign countries with economic sanctions as a way to influence or directly control their politics and economy in Washington’s favor, nothing more and certainly, nothing less, and that’s a major reason the acceleration of dumping the U.S. dollar around the world will lead us into a major world war that may start with a country that has plenty of oil which two come to mind, and that is Venezuela and Iran.
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies – Will Iran Sanctions Herald the Fall of the Imperial Dollar?
This short-term victory of creating economic chaos, however, is not setting the scene for new negotiations or causing the government to collapse. It is, however, contributing to a growing international frustration that the U.S. can use the power of the U.S. dollar and its financial and judicial systems to tell firms in other countries who they can and can’t do business with. This imposition of U.S. sovereignty and control over people and firms in third countries is deeply resented overseas.
As economist Jeffrey Sachs told Business Week,
“Europe and China have banks. One of these days, the U.S. is going to talk the dollar right out of its international role.”
Already, 87 countries, including many traditional U.S. allies, have joined the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which operates independently of the the dollar-based financial system.