Editor’s Comment: It will interesting to see what happens next. The future depends not only on what kind of president Mr. Trump will be, but also on what kind of foreign affairs the country will carry out. Rex Tillerson is a bold and seemingly atypical choice – he is plucked straight out of Big Oil headquarters.
There have been hopeful signs on the part of Trump and Putin that relations can be significantly improved, and that would set a working peace. However, the situation could quickly change as the administration takes charge; Syria or Iran could be a catalyst for war. Rex Tillerson, who already has a personal business history with Russia and with Putin himself, will be in a very interesting and nuanced position – assuming he is confirmed – as tensions rise and events take place. The fluctuation of oil prices has had a tremendous amount to do with geopolitical turmoil – including in Russia – and Tillerson may have something to do with it all.
The most interesting dynamic is the unraveling of OPEC dominance and the promise of return to domestic exports of oil, gas and energy. With the yuan now pegged to the SDR and global currency basket, the dollar will play a different role in the coming years, and so will oil.
And the Secretary of State Is… A Fracking Pioneer Who Is Now Steering Geopolitical World Order
by Aaron Dykes
Not sure yet, but I think that Donald Trump’s stunning campaign run will not be the last time America will be surprised. Political realignment historically happens in the U.S. every 30 or 40 years; it’s like shifting teeth and growing pains. There is every reason to guard carefully the jewel of liberty during this time. The new face of the country is a political unknown; perhaps even a chameleon.
The cabinet, who pack the real power behind the throne, are already gearing up to be a potent gang of corporate cronies and Wall Street insiders. But the ace card was announced today. Trump has finally announced that he will name Rex Tillerson, CEO and chairman of ExxonMobil, as the next most powerful official and highest ranking foreign dignitary in the U.S. government. Oil is big, but Tillerson’s background is awe inspiring in its totality on the balance of the great game. He created a revolution that is now taking down world order.
Admittedly, the choice is a bit more outside the box than Romney, Petraeus or Giuliani, all of whom have embarrassing scandals trailing them, and easy-to-pick-a-part dysfunctions.
Nonetheless, it is worth stating plainly that President-elect Trump’s reported nominee for Secretary of State is the man who initiated the entire era of fracking, a practice he first pushed for decades ago towards the beginning of his long career with ExxonMobil.
It was his greatest achievement as an early entrepreneur, and it solidified his role in the company for years to come.
It was 1976, and Tillerson had been sent to East Texas for his second assignment at the company. His job was to follow around rigs drilling for natural gas and “complete” the wells. That meant experimenting with a process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. By pumping water, sand, and chemicals down into a well at high pressure, he could cause cracks in the stone where the gas was trapped and allow more of it to flow.
That winter Tillerson practically lived out of the back of his car, driving to the company’s district office in Tyler at night so he could run punch-card decks through the computer to design his new fracking programs.
Moreover, this multi-billion dollar industry has become an incredibly important part of geopolitics and statecraft… incidentally, the State Dept. is engaged in ongoing economic warfare against a variety of target states around the globe.
All this, while the petrodollar is crumbling, and the global currency standards are shifting East.
Axis of Power: Oil, Rockefellers and Bushes
Tillerson was apparently recommended for the job by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, both close Bush allies.
Tillerson was brought into Trump Tower for an interview with Trump at the recommendation of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who count Exxon among their private consulting clients, according to two sources familiar with the conversations. (source)
Rex Tillerson has every tie to the Rockefeller dynasty, whose Standard Oil fortune branched off into ExxonMobil – even if the members of the family publicly distanced themselves from the oil industry, and dumped their shares in the very stuff their fortunes are based upon, but their foundations argue is destroying the planet.
Tillerson’s Power Play
Now, Tillerson’s control over natural gas, oil and energy – which has the power to send the price of oil into free fall – could prove to be the ultimate weapon.
And just as Hillary used her position to see to the removal of several heads of state in the Arab Spring (with the head-prize of Gaddafi), the next Secretary of State – presumably Rex Tillerson – will be waging covert wars around the world using the vast leverage of oil as his most important tool of negotiation.
It is also worth noting that Tillerson has argued in favor of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement – but Donald Trump publicly campaign against it and promised to stop it. It is not yet clear if Tillerson’s opinion has changed since he was quoted in 2013, but as Secretary of State he would have far more involvement in the trade negotiations than President Trump would.
If fighting off the TPP is of major importance to American jobs and the economy at large, then the US is in a difficult spot.
According to the Dept. of State website, the Secretary of State’s duties include a great deal of power over trade and international business.
• Promotes beneficial economic intercourse between the United States and other countries;
• Negotiates, interprets, and terminates treaties and agreements;
• Conducting negotiations and concluding agreements and treaties on issues ranging from trade to nuclear weapons;
• Helping developing nations establish stable economic environments that provide investment and export opportunities;
• Assisting U.S. businesses in the international marketplace;
Incidentally, the TPP has faced such strong opposition in large part due to the concerns about corporate involvement with the negotiations, the terms of which have been arranged and kept in secret. Sec. Tillerson would mean a major corporation representative with a very wide latitude for negotiations – and some of those decisions will undoubtedly affect the oil trade.
“Control oil and you control nations”
Of course, as President and CEO of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson has met countless world leaders, and is intermingled in high level affairs across the globe. Given the still unchecked power of oil (and natural gas, etc.) over the affairs of a nation (to reference a quote from Kissinger), the head of any major oil company is essentially as powerful as a head of state in many respects.
David Rockefeller, as an executive of Chase Manhattan and an heir to the family fortune, bragged that he had the phone number in his roledex of every president or prime minister, as well as every defense and state minister in every Latin American country. He made lots of inroads in Europe, Japan, Russia, the Middle East and China as well. He famously visited Castro and negotiated privately with the Communist dictator.
David Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger, along with the help of the Trilateral gang, set up the petrodollar standard in 1973, using their ability to manipulate production levels to strong arm nations in to cooperation on their terms. It’s more complicated than that, but…
Now, Tillerson – if confirmed – would make the marriage between energy and government more formalized.
Natural Gas and the Downfall of Venezuela, Saudi and Russia?
His greatest strength lies in the positioning of his assets of state and private enterprise vis-a-vis the geopolitical struggle to keep afloat with declining oil prices. These appear rigged, and have triggered economic vulnerabilities in the key states of Russia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. The collapse of the latter has been pronounced; 95% of its exports are based on oil, and with falling prices, the socialist regime has no way to pay its social obligations, keep power and infrastructure maintained, or keep its currency out of hyperinflation, or its people starving. Via SHTF Plan:
Through fracking, the U.S. trade deficit in oil is expected to balance out and to transform America into a profitable net exporting region in petroleum and gas within just a few short years:
There is no question that the US has entirely changed the global energy landscape and poses an existential threat to Opec. America has cut its net oil imports by 8.7m bpd since 2006, equal to the combined oil exports of Saudi Arabia and Nigeria.
Putin, well aware of the economic warfare strategies of the West via petro-politics, has diversified and kept Russia’s economy from tanking, though it was designed to put pressure on social programs and benefits, i.e. gifts to the people, in order to undermine his popularity in the motherland. The Saudis have also ridden out the waves, and quietly made new negotiations to navigate the swiftly changing climate.
Meanwhile, the meaning of Ukraine is magnified by the importance of the gas pipeline that Russia uses to supply its clients in Europe who need heat – an important source of revenue; U.S. fracking enterprises have been using the puppet regime as cover for their natural gas explorations, in a bid to fuel Europe themselves via LNG (liquid natural gas) extracted from seized basins in Ukraine exploited by U.S. corporations.
Rex Tillerson, named to be the next Secretary of State, with Vladmir Putin.
Putin and Tillerson
The fact that ExxonMobil does business with Russia in natural gas is both ironic, and apropos. Now, they will dance, I suppose.
The country most often mentioned in the same breath as Tillerson is Russia. His experience in overseeing a large, successful project there in the 1990s both elevated Tillerson’s stature at Exxon and provided a solid basis to negotiate what looked like his greatest achievement: 2011’s strategic partnership with Rosneft, blessed by President Vladimir Putin himself. As I wrote here, sanctions imposed following Russia’s seizure of territory from Ukraine put that partnership in deep freeze, undermining an important growth prospect for Exxon. (source)
This could actually be quite interesting as it plays out. Putin has purged a lot of the influence from western banking powers (i.e. Rothschild) and western NGO proxy war culture battles, but the ties still run deep.
The establishment is currently beating the drums of war against Russia, while opening a campaign to expose and silence supposed-Putin collaborators who are allegedly parroting pro-Russian propaganda. Perceived ties with Putin were a campaign issue for Trump, and now his Secretary of State has definitive and direct ties to Russia. Trump announced during the campaign that he ‘doesn’t know Putin’ (personally), but Rex Tillerson most certainly does know Putin.
But he is no pawn to draw controversy over a revived Cold War – this guy actually holds the keys to global conflict… and he and Trump could establish peaceful ties and establish mutual business. On the other hand, the ability to control the supply & demand of the energy economy becomes a power play. If the Administration wishes to poke Putin, they can do it directly through sanctions, or indirectly through sabotage.
The petty debates over resolutions and sound bytes about the Russian threat will be muted by the simple dynamic of whether or not Putin is happy, and whether or not Tillerson is peaceful or warlike.
At some point, there is meant to be more world war, and greater global control… but perhaps for a time there will be peace.
Clearly, this connects back to the life and times of Rex Tillerson, who putting fracking on the map, and created a post-peak oil paradigm in which fossil fuel giants can continue to dominate the earth for the foreseeable future.
Draining the Swamp? Enter, the Council on Foreign Relations and the North American Union scheme
Should the United States seek so-called energy independence in an elusive effort to insulate this country from the impact of world events on the economy, or should Americans pursue the path of international engagement, seeking ways to better compete within the global market for energy? Like the Council’s founders, I believe we must choose the course of greater international engagement. … The central reality is this: The global free market for energy provides the most effective means of achieving U.S. energy security by promoting resource development, enabling diversification, multiplying our supply channels, encouraging efficiency, and spurring innovation.
If there is job growth, it is fracking and its derivatives. “Newly discovered” fields in Midland, Texas or the Dakotas and wherever else is the battlefield for a new front of CFR globalism. Energy is now a product of economic control and digital surveillance at every level. It has become an important tentacle in society; the report indicates the general plans to routes the electrical grid throughout North America, and eventually to transfer natural gas to Central America and beyond.
The larger motivations for North American-ism in the thinking of government can be explored at a later time.
What is important to recognize, is that the powers-that-be have a strategy here. As chaotic as the 2016 appeared, there was a quiet churning in the background; the steady hum of 1,000 points of light, come to implement the accepted agenda, and spout the talking points.
It isn’t clear whether or not Trump is “in on it”, but it is clear that he has surrounded himself with players in the scheme. At this time, it appears that Rudy Giuliani will not play a direct role in Trump’s administration; this may also be true of Gen. Petraeus, whose scandals are just more political baggage – but regardless of whether or not they take cabinet positions, they are directly involved in the larger plan for geopolitical and full spectrum dominance.
Restoring energy exports at home will rally the patriotic base and rouse that “Made in America” spirit – and perhaps there are legitimate advantages – but ultimately the political nature of this industry will be played for benefit by a globalist organization.
Nevertheless, we are entering a new era in politics altogether. Let’s pick apart the pieces of that new paradigm carefully, so we can avoid repeating the painful mistakes of the past.
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