Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Like clockwork, U.S. declares Pakistan a terrorist financing country just weeks after they consider dumping the dollar for bi-lateral trade with China

There is nothing that will bring down the ire of the United States upon you faster than if you dare to interrupt dollar hegemony around the world.  And the examples of this are aplenty in just the past 18 years as Washington has either brought about war or regime change to at least four different nations who threatened the domination of the Petrodollar.

And now we can sadly add a new country to this list as just weeks after Pakistan began considering a new bi-lateral trade agreement with China to use their own currencies, the U.S. has suddenly named Pakistan a 'terror financing' country, with economic sanctions expected to soon be implemented against them.

In a decision that comes as the directors of several US intelligence agencies testify before the Senate about various terrorism-related (and Russia-related) risks facing the US, Reuters is reporting that the Trump administration is moving to place Pakistan on a global watchdog's terrorist-financing watchlist. 
Pakistan reportedly said it is "hopeful" it can stave off its inclusion on the list at a meeting next week. The declaration has been in the works virtually since the beginning of the Trump administration, as Trump has accused Pakistan of not doing enough to stop the Afghan Taliban and affiliated Haqqani network - even accusing officials in Islamabad of allowing safe haven to the terrorists. 
Of course, such a decision will only push Pakistan, a nuclear power and the world's sixth-most populous country, into the waiting arms of its neighbor, China, which shares a border with the contested regions of Jammu and Kashmir and has been working to strengthen its diplomatic ties with Pakistan as part of its geopolitical chess match against the US, which is explored in this article from Global Research: 
As GR explains, one US-led effort to contain China's regional activities has been the formation of a regional "quadrilateral alliance" - or quad - including the US, Australia, Japan and India. Zerohedge


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