Lionel Barber reviews Henry Kissinger’s ‘World Order’ – FT.com

Henry Kissinger and Chairman Mao, with Zhou En...

Henry Kissinger and Chairman Mao, with Zhou Enlai behind them in Beijing, early 70s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

President Ronald Reagan meeting with Henry Kis...

President Ronald Reagan meeting with Henry Kissinger in the White House residence. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Meeting in the Oval Office between Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, and Egyptian Foreign Minister (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an outstanding must-read article by Lionel Barber, editor of the FT, reviewing Henry Kissinger‘s new book. Check it out!

via Lionel Barber reviews Henry Kissinger’s ‘World Order’ – FT.com.

Personally, I can identify with much of the argument.

Once again, I am left pondering whether there is indeed a global conspiracy of the rich and famous, influencing world order. Clearly, democracy seems to be diluted in its effectiveness in many western countries.

Thoughts?

Opinion – Shale Gas Market is Expected to Reach $104.1 Billion, Globally, by 2020 – Shale World : Shale World – John Gelmini

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Fuel filler of LPG vehicle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Symbol for PGL (in English, LPG or liquefied petroleum gas). Italiano: Indicazione di gpl. (Fig. II 165 art. 125 CdS) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: The LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) tanker Chiltern inbound on the River Elbe near Cuxhaven Deutsch: Der LPG-Tanker Chiltern auf der Elbe eingehend vor Cuxhaven (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The EU and the UK need to become self sufficient in energy just as America already has.

Dr Alf is right to point out the absence of a European energy policy and their green agenda ,which is taking the form of a ban on the use of powerful vacuum cleaners, electrical appliances, and the heavier taxing of diesel fuel, as a way to force people into using less power, replacing all cars powered by diesel engines, and applying a backdoor VAT imposition on food.

These misguided policies and the failure to work with Cyprus, which along with Israel and even Palestine, has huge reserves of shale gas are putting the EU and the UK into the hands of Vladimir Putin and those who like shortages which they can exploit.
Moreover, the EU will trigger demands for breakup of nation states whenever shale gas or mineral wealth is found in one place and not in another.

Should Alex Salmond win his referendum on the 18th you will see this in the Orkney and Shetland Islands, who just might see advantages in becoming independent or rejoining Norway.

Cyprus, Dr Alf’s current abode, might do better by dealing directly with an American oil company or China National Oil Corporation than, with the EU which is so slow that the world is passing it by.

John Gelmini