Pablo Escobar: Barbarism Begins at Home

Pepe Escobar

Barbarism Begins at Home

Barbarism begins at home. Alastair Crooke has shown how in an extremely polarized US “both parties” are essentially accusing each other of barbarism: “these people lie, and would stoop to any illegitimate, seditionist (i.e. unconstitutional) means, to obtain their illicit ends.”

So Caesar Act is actually leading Russia-China-Iran – the three key nodes in myriad strategies of Eurasia integration – to get closer and closer to the “barbarian” Axis of Resistance. A special feature is the complex diplomatic-energy ties between Iran and China – also part of a long-term strategic partnership. That includes even a new railway to be built linking Tehran to Damascus and eventually Beirut (part of BRI in Southwest Asia) – which will also be used as an energy corridor.

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Published in 2007, far ahead of its time. Globalistan weaves three parallel and intersecting themes: globalization, energy wars and the Long War. It shows how globalization is not proceeding according to the myth of “everyone profits”: instead, it is fragmenting the world into even more explosive inequality, into “stans” – some stans configured as fortresses, some stans at war with others. Globalistan argues that the world is being dissolved into Liquid War – a natural consequence of “liquid modernity” , a concept formulated by Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman. The book is 80% based on reportage – from China to Central Asia and Russia; before, during and after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; in Iran and in the Middle East; in Western Europe, Western Africa and South America. It is also an Atlas – with maps – of the world in conflict.