Episode 320 – Echoes of WWI: China, the US, and the Next “Great” War

09/22/201735 Comments

In the early 20th century, the world’s dominant superpower looked warily on the rise of a competitor to its supremacy. The machinations of the British to contain the rise of Germany led inexorably to the First World War. Once again in the early 21st century, the world’s dominant superpower is looking warily on the rise of a competitor. Will the American Empire’s machinations to contain the rise of China lead to the Third World War? Or is the American/Chinese conflict another engineered conflict for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many? Join James Corbett as he presents “Echoes of World War I” to the Open Mind Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Special thanks to the Open Mind Conference for hosting this talk and GaiaTv.dk for producing the video.

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Documentation

Memorandum on the Present State of British Relations with France and Germany
Time Reference: 03:38

 

Next Stop for the Steve Bannon Insurgency: China
Time Reference: 05:11

 

Steve Bannon: ‘We’re going to war in the South China Sea … no doubt’
Time Reference: 05:22

 

On China by Henry Kissinger
Time Reference: 08:52

 

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?
Time Reference: 10:15

 

China Just Overtook The US As The World’s Largest Economy
Time Reference: 17:19

 

Nato’s Global Expansion – Rick Rozoff on GRTV
Time Reference: 23:27

 

World Military Spending (2013)
Time Reference: 25:49

 

Gadaffi Addresses Oxford University
Time Reference: 31:31

 

How Big Oil Conquered The World
Time Reference: 34:46

 

China Sends Its First Train From Beijing To London
Time Reference: 35:58

 

China opens first overseas base in Djibouti
Time Reference: 36:12

 

The Invasion of 1910
Time Reference: 37:44

 

A Novel About War With China Strikes a Chord at the Pentagon
Time Reference: 40:46

 

The Coming China Wars
Time Reference: 43:52

 

Memories, by Admiral of the fleet, Lord Fisher
Time Reference: 48:42

 

Admiral Says He Would Launch A Nuclear Strike On China If Trump Ordered It
Time Reference: 49:21

 

China’s New World Order: Gold-backed oil benchmark on the way
Time Reference: 52:51

 

Hidden History, The Secret Origins of the First World War
Time Reference: 59:56

 

China and the New World Order
Time Reference: 1:01:02

 

WW1 German soldier recalls moment he bayoneted foe to death
Time Reference: 01:03:03

 

Executed WW1 soldiers to be given pardons
Time Reference: 1:10:15
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  1. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Dang! Send the Video Editor a bonus check! This playback is so smooth! …without the technical difficulties which interrupt the flow of thought.

    On 9/18, Palmer Harsanyi says: Thanks for your talk in Copenhagen! Nice to have had the opportunity to shake hands with you and thank you for your giants amount of work, for the benefit of humanity….
    https://www.corbettreport.com/solutions-stop-using-youtube/#comment-43742

    9/17 – I caught some of the original…
    https://www.corbettreport.com/solutions-stop-using-youtube/#comment-43714

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      9/18 Pablo de Boer says:
      …Your presentation yesterday on WW I @ the Open Mind Conference was for my person very mind expanding and with some typical señor James eye openers. It is always a pleasure for me when you voluntarily give us an insight of your knowledge and wisdom. When you señor James share the results of the interactions of your brain-cells with other senses of yours on what is happening in our world, this always leads for me to an euphoria in my brains and stimulates my common senses. When your person shares your thoughts with us, for my person it feels like having a seventh sense. Also how your answered the questions of the audience were brilliant with a typical señor James touch.. Yesterday my own brain cells were dancing Salsa and Bachata at once due to your excellent independent work señor James….
      https://www.corbettreport.com/solutions-stop-using-youtube/#comment-43724

  2. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Sept 5, 2017 VIDEO (9 1/2 minutes) by James Corbett
    China’s New World Order: Gold-backed oil benchmark on the way
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geWnRz1XBTw

    …and…
    Episode 297 – China and the New World Order
    https://www.corbettreport.com/episode-297-china-and-the-new-world-order/
    Military tensions, cyber espionage accusations, a brewing currency war; with every passing day, the headlines paint a convincing portrait of an emerging cold war between China and the West. But is this surface level reality the whole picture, or is there a deeper level to this conflict? Is China an opponent to the New World Order global governmental system or a witting collaborator with it? Join us in this in-depth edition of The Corbett Report…

  3. HomeRemedySupply says:

    In her News Report about China and Russia, the beautiful redhead Holly Seelinger repeatedly praises James Corbett and also cites Corbett’s works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky9A0ZA8oSg

  4. m.clare says:

    I make a conscious effort of never allowing myself to be accused of being a brown noser… however… that was the greatest lecture I have ever experienced.

  5. Mishelle says:

    Fantastic James, so appreciate your work and dedication, it’s truly inspiring to “know” you! I wonder, what do you think about the notion that we’ve been in WWIII since 9/11?

  6. manbearpig says:

    Unfortunately I won’t have time to contemplate the implications of this interesting work for at least 10 days or so…

    just a thought I had while listening to it more or less distractedly:

    You make me think that maybe the whole Man-made Climate Change Hoax was a campaign to really bring the UN into the limelight, bring globalist associations into the limelight so as

    to malax people’s brains and prepare them for globalist government following the third world war on people’s psyches, bringing in, as you mentioned, biometric access to the internet…Get people friendly with Big Brother before he officially takes office… You know! The sustainable guy who wants world peace and Blockchain and IoT and…

    Ok, now I’m ranting AND I’m late…

    so to hell with Peter Navarro! His scenarios are probably written by AI anyway…

  7. rich3 says:

    At least as important as comparing GDP charts is comparing national debt charts. The USA is currently in so much debt that even printing currency has a near neutral effect on GDP. How did it look in britain before WWI? The connection with the debt-based currency scam is relevant to both empires.

    • herrqlys says:

      The Boer wars with their military ineffectiveness, devolving into inhumanity, corroded public faith in the British aristocracy. And the colonies of empire that sent their military forces to South Africa were then to bring the message back home with their own troops.

      The Boer imbroglios also haemorrhaged British Imperial finance, although the usual suspects made fortunes from the manufacture and sale of war materiél. The dire state of the economy was as much a factor as the industrial and capital ship challenges from Germany in deciding in a British course of action that led to the Great War.

      Fairly recently, the grandson of British foreign secretary Edward Grey publicized a copy of a letter his grandfather had received from King George V imploring him to make Belgian neutrality a causus belli with Germany. I don’t think the grandson understood the implications of this letter, because he was so proud that his grandfather had been personally contacted by the king.

      European royalties and their aristocratic entourages were neck-deep in machinations for war, most likely because they still had glorious visions of what war entailed and felt a personal power in their ability to shape world events. Wealth and power can bring about their own undoing without any other aids.

      • herrqlys says:

        My memory didn’t serve me too well about the details of the “letter”. I should have gone back to the source to check the details before posting (which I usually do).

        What I was referring to was actually a memorandum of British Foreign Minister Sir Edward Grey’s personal meeting with King George V on August 2, 1914. And it was composed by Grey’s nephew, Sir Cecil Graves, in 1933 after a meeting with the elderly George V. It was discovered in the archives by Graves’ grandson, Adrian Graves, who had inherited Sir Cecil’s papers.

        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02987/PX5689635_Lewis-Wh_2987125a.jpg

        From an article in The Telegraph:
        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/10991582/Revealed-how-King-George-V-demanded-Britain-enter-the-First-World-War.html

        When Sir Edward said the Cabinet had yet to find a justifiable reason to enter the conflict, the King replied: “You have got to find a reason, Grey.”

        Historians have no record of the meeting which took place at Buckingham Palace on August 2 1914, two days before Britain went to war.

        It was revealed in a letter written by Sir Cecil Graves, Sir Edward’s nephew, who met with the King a month after his uncle’s death in 1933.

        George V had summoned Sir Cecil – a future director-general of the BBC – to the Palace, where he offered his condolences before recalling the events of 1914.

        The King “told me of the interview he had with Uncle Edward two days before the outbreak of war. It lasted for one and a half hours,” Sir Cecil wrote.

        “He told me that Uncle Edward had said that he could not possibly see what justifiable reason we could find for going to war. HM said in reply, ‘You have got to find a reason, Grey.'”

  8. PeaceFroggs says:

    No doubt the US has become full on fascist as it seeks ways to retain its dollar hegemony, but do some of you actually believe there will be a “Great War” between the US and China?

    Need I remind some of you that the US could barely handle Iraq in 2003-2017+. Iraq, a country that was first weakened by the Iranians during their war in the 80’s, then left decimated by a coalition of nations after the first Gulf war in 1991, incapacitated following a decade of heavy sanctions and sporadic bombings during the 90’s, and some of you believe the US is equipped to take on China mono e mono?

    The US was only able to get a few NATO countries to follow them in Afghanistan after 9/11 (most of them left after a few years), and the only other significant NATO power that was foolish enough to follow the US into Iraq were the British.

    I mean, even during the cold war, the US wasn’t crazy enough to take on the Chinese and/or the Russians directly. Instead they resorted to proxy wars in Vietnam, Afghanistan and other smaller skirmishes around the world.

    I may be wrong, but I believe the next decade or so will be bring about more of the same type of proxy wars like they had during the cold war.

    If there is ever a “Great War” between the US and China, then the US is gonna have to find a way to get England, the EU, Japan and a bunch of countries to form an alliance prior to, a sort of Triple Entente v2.0., and that ain’t about to happen with Trump at the helm, in fact I’d say the little US fascists are busy fomenting hatred in Germany right now in order to weaken Merkel.

  9. herrqlys says:

    Bravo, James, bravo. That was a tour de force that touched upon so many points that I myself have come to understand. From the audience reaction, it would seem that there are many, many other people that also see the world for what it is.

    Still, to drive the points home requires incessant repetition. After all, this was the modus operandi that got western society into its insouciance and myopic world view.

  10. generalbottlewasher says:

    History does repeat itself. The graphs and charts are what gives Carrol Quigley’s book Tragedy and Hope such an appealing draw to the mind numming facts.300 pages cover the multitude of treaties and compacts that if the general populace new of would have stopped any envolement in support for any war. I don’t know if Americans are so keen on King and country as the Queens subjects are but we are equally susceptible to other forms of propaganda tailored for our unique attatuides. Public schools are just gateways to millitary service and at the same time millitary service offer’s a gateway to education. However for most, the contract young people sign doesn’t turn out to be the contract delivered. James comes thur brilliantly in the end and can only wish it could penetrate the patriotic brainwashing that blinds most around Joklahoma to that history ,of mind numming facts, that would keep a normal, sane person from supporting another war.
    James will someday tell us ,in just as scholarly a fashion ,the role of Zionism,French Rothchilds-Chinese financial connections and the role Israelis have and will play in the machinations leading to
    WW-III. Until then we can fill the comment section with all the possible reasons why no mention at all of the real culprits exists. There is the 3 hundred pound gorilla in the room. I hope the listeners can appreciate the clever and articulate way you danced around the topic without steping on the gorrillas toes.
    Last of all James you could improve on your appearance. Pilato said something that has stuck with me ,sometime back, great people discuss ideas while weak people discuss the person, or something along that line. I deplored the troll comments about your appearance, no offense mate, I want to send you ,in the kindest of motivations, a new tie and sweater for Boxing day. It must have been cool in Denmark the evening of your presentation. Red may be your favorite color but friends don’t let friends go around with the barndoor open. Visual images count like bitcoin, like proper grammar or spelling. It may be of no matter or concern to you and that’s fine but you where on stage and visually it was fungswhaf mickyficky…

  11. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Corbett shows some tea leaves at the 13:47 mark of Echoes of WWI: China, the US, and the Next “Great” War .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6dOPMgdjLo&feature=youtu.be&t=13m47s

    In my opinion the tea leaves highlight two extremely important “similarity aspects”
    RESOURCE COMPETITION
    and
    TRADE COMPETITION
    Corbett discusses them starting around 29:48
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6dOPMgdjLo&feature=youtu.be&t=29m48s

    I believe that the “American Dominance Neocon-type Agenda” faction will not stand by silent when it comes to dominating “resource” and “trade”.

    On the flip side, we live in an era where Big Boys chase the buck and to heck with any national allegiance.

  12. generalbottlewasher says:

    My dear Texifino friend , you have made A very good observation however , the big boys are given access to the crumbs that the bigger boys( who are invisible to the rest of us) then trickle down crumbs to our level. The Rockefeller men don’t want to be seen, heard, or will they tolerate being made public. We can track their movements after the fact with graphs and news headlines but generally as you say “big boys chase the bucks and to heck with… ” everything except being invited to the Rockefeller mans table.
    An inlaw Im aware of, works for Winthopes Rockefeller foundation and works tireless (60hrs) week cataloging every speck of the High- resolution satellite pictures of his sectors that he manages . He must go and confirm vast mineral inventories, so he travels alot. He is so brainwashed there is no reaching him, he thinks it good sustainable ,healthy work for the planet ,mother nature needs help, like his, to survive. I ask him who shares this info? He said the men in the governments that are Rockefeller men with the same desire to protect the earth as his boss. Now tell me what happens to miners and peasants who claim the land you are in charge of from 7 miles up? This question made him so uncomfortable he couldn’t’t respond. Now Im not invited to Christmas anymore. So the point i would like to make is we are the Rockefeller mans biggest fear. Should we use the law to right the ship of state like they did to gain control? That would make us no better than themselves. The standing by crowd you mentioned need us, however the Rockefeller men really don’t need the big boys until we start acting in our own interests. What to do? I think Im going to not show up for the next Rockefeller man war if posible and keep spreading the word about who is doing the inventories and who gets access to those inventories. Bless T.C.U. THIS weekend.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      You ole Sooner bottle washer,
      That is a very interesting “Rockefeller” tidbit. Thanks for sharing.
      I think you are square on.

  13. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Panel Discussion – Open Mind Conference 2017
    Ole Dammegård, James Corbett, Max Igan, Hugh Newman, Carine Hutsebaut, Mette Mitchell and Frank Rasmussen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5BFn7K-Y2g

    WEBSITE – https://www.openmindconference.com/

    (By the way, as James Corbett was preparing to go on with his talk, Echoes of WWI: China, the US, and the Next “Great” War, there was a blonde guy playing the guitar. He was good. Nice music. I enjoyed it.)

  14. mkey says:

    I found most interesting that tidbit about how unadorned males supporting the war effort by other means than dying in the trenches and having their eyeballs eaten by huge rats were issued badges as to prevent being marked or shamed as cowards.

    I knew of the white feather thing and that’s one of those bits of information that really sticks and one has to ponder over it for a while. The badge tidbit makes the entire deal that much more ridiculous.

    That kind of social pressure mush have been beyond comprehensible.

    First World War and Suffrage Blood and Shame
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEjy1UszV8s

  15. janiece.t says:

    ::digital slow clap::

  16. rueckl1b says:

    Hi James,
    last year I read an interesting scenario of a conflict US/China.
    => “Twilight’s Last Gleaming” by John Michael Greer.
    Very good read, well thought through and researched.
    It starts with Africa as you also suggested.
    Check it out.
    //BR

  17. wingsuitfreak says:

    Finally got around to watching this one. Worth the wait! As for the Battle of Copenhagen, I am one of those who had been completely ignorant of that one. And here I sit with my state approved MLA in history. Shame, shame, shame. Of course, having just gotten out of the military, I had made it a point to study as little war as possible. While I’m sure no one knows what this war will look like, I’m pretty sure it will be far worse than we can imagine. Of course, if it does happen, then the eradication of our species would be a good thing that would be well-deserved. We should know better by now. There is no excuse anymore. When you get down to the brass tacks of it all; it isn’t the fault of our so-called leaders. It’s our fault. We pay attention to them and do as they ask. It makes as much sense as obeying the crazy guy yelling at the demons in the street, but hey; we are so smart aren’t we?

  18. HomeRemedySupply says:

    – Early November 2017 –
    (It should be noted that for about 2 years, oil prices have remained in a lower range, relatively stagnant. In recent weeks/months, oil prices have started to climb out of the stagnation.)

    Nov 4 2017 – Shocking Purge & Arrests by Prince Salman
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-04/shocking-purge-saudi-king-arrests-billionaire-prince-bin-talal-others-anti-money-lau

    Nov 7 2017 – Saudi Arabia says Lebanon declared war
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-06/verge-catastrophe-saudi-arabia-says-lebanon-declared-war

    ~~~~
    My thoughts…
    Could this be an aspect to the “Next Great War”?
    We are seeing this joint faction of U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia, etc. nations aggressively asserting control.

    …and going further, but with speculation…
    the Russia demonization & Trump
    Could Trump actually had been “a silent part” of the anti-Russia PsyOp Campaign? It really would be a beautifully designed PsyOp.
    You feed it to the Liberal media who take the bait. Trump, all along knows it is a ruse and doesn’t mind the heat. It helps to fulfill the Big Agenda.
    But regardless of whether or not Trump was a part of the anti-Russia PsyOp, probably doesn’t matter. The anti-Russia PsyOp helps to move the ball down the field.

  19. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Nov 21, 2017 – OilPrice.com
    U.S. Authorities Arrest Two On Major Energy Corruption Scheme
    https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/US-Authorities-Arrest-Two-On-Major-Energy-Corruption-Scheme.html
    EXCERPT
    …The most interesting part of the affair, however, is the alleged participation of CEFC, the rising star of the Chinese—and international—energy scene. CEFC is widely seen as a kind of mysterious company that has close ties to the Chinese government and plays a key part in President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road international expansion plan, according to observers.

    The company recently invested US$9.1 billion in a stake in Rosneft and it has also spent heavily on oils storage capacity and transport infrastructure at home. While the company is private, it is said it is run like a state entity, reinforcing the suggestion that it has a strong Communist Party back to support it….

  20. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Nov 20, 2017
    Oil Price Drop Imminent If Moscow Says “No” To Extension
    https://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/International/Oil-Price-Drop-Imminent-If-Moscow-Says-No-To-Extension.html
    EXCERPTS
    As the November 30 meeting in Vienna of OPEC and its partners in the oil production cut deal nears, worry has returned …
    …We’re talking about Russia, the world’s top producer and exporter…
    …Reports emerged last week that Russia is considering a delay on the decision to extend the cut…
    …But there may be another reason for Moscow deciding to opt out of the extension. Lower oil prices could actually be more beneficial for the Russian economy. Macro-Advisory analyst Chris Weafer lists six ways in which lower oil prices would be better for Russia, and all of these make sense, counterintuitive as this line of argument might seem at first glance…

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Congruous to the above Nov 20th article…
      Nov 23rd – $40 WTI Is Now More Realistic Than $60
      https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/40-WTI-Is-Now-More-Realistic-Than-60.html
      EXCERPTS
      …The current rise in oil prices is more of a fear trade right now, driven by fear of what is going on in the Middle East, rather than a result of growing OPEC chatter or inventory reports…
      …“The oil premiums are very narrow going out to the future, which means that this is more of a fear trade in the front month,”…
      …“To me, this is more of just another farce of what OPEC is trying to do, and trying to push these prices higher,”…
      …OPEC and its non-OPEC partners in the production cut deal are scheduled to meet in Vienna on November 30 to discuss the extension of their pact. While just a month ago a nine-month extension to the end of 2018 was the base case of all analysts, now there are growing voices that OPEC may delay the decision to early next year….

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