Pepe Escobar - Spoils of Libya, Iran & The Arc of Instability
October 20, 2011
In the second hour for members, we start talking about the French intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy, who first made the decision to invade Libya. We move on to talk about the spoils of Libya and who is to gain from the invasion. We’ll discuss Libya’s resources and self-sufficiency. Is this the end of national sovereignty? Pepe also talks about resources in Africa and Central Asia and other possible uprisings and takeovers. He’ll discuss “The Arc of Instability,” a proposed, interconnected chain of politically unstable nation states in the Asia-Pacific region, which also happens to be the arc of energy as well. The term suggests that the members of the Arc are interconnected to the point that destabilization within one country can have major political, military and economic repercussions in neighboring countries. Then, we talk about the Iranian “terror plot” as a possible black ops project. Later, Pepe tells us how Islam radicals are being used to further other agendas.