C. Austin Fitts: Right. So if you look at the build-out on the Silk Road, it’s explosive in terms of wealth creation. It’s amazing what’s going to happen.
That’s why I think the China-Iran connection has always been one that’s
freaked out the United States.
I wanted to mention one thing. I just published a book review on David
Talbot’s book about Allen Dulles. It’s called The Devil’s Chessboard. It’s
fascinating because one of the things you realize is the Anglo-American
Alliance spent World War I and World War II and made enormous sacrifices to
amass a huge amount of global power. Then John F. Kennedy comes in and
essentially decides he’s going to switch everything to a multipolar world.
I realized, “Oh, that was the empire’s last experiment with stopping a
multipolar world from happening.” Then you see from the time of the
Kennedy assassination this real buildout of a unipolar world, and you take it
global with the balancing of the global economy. Now you really have an
exhaustion and an unraveling, like as if they tried to do a global empire and
they didn’t quite make it, and now its unraveling back. Whereas Kennedy was
trying to do it the nice way, now we’re going to do it the rough way. Does that
Saker: I never thought of Kennedy as trying to unravel the empire, to be
honest. I would need to think about that. But what is certainly happening is that there is imperial overreach very evidently happening.