Ed Felien :
Putin’s puppet and the really big deal

All Trump has to do is help the Russians build their pipeline through Afghanistan.

Putin carried Trump across the finish line; now it’s Donald’s turn. Art by DonkeyHotey / Flickr.

By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog | December 20, 2016

It’s the biggest deal he’s ever done.

If he gets this done, he’s the richest, most powerful man in the whole world.

It’s worth a trillion dollars.

And it wipes out the billion dollars he owes the Russian Oligarchs and Gazprom for bailing him out of his casino bankruptcies.

All he has to do is help the Russians build their pipeline through Afghanistan.  U.S. troops will protect it from where it comes in at Turkmenistan and where it goes out in Pakistan and on to customers in India.

That should be pretty easy.  We’ve already got U.S. troops guarding the opium from Kandahar to Pakistan to be cooked into heroin.  And then with our allies, the Northern Opium Warlords, we guard the heroin from Pakistan to the Turkmenistan border.  U.S. troops can guard the pipeline in Afghanistan.

The wild card in all of this is the Taliban rebels.

The wild card in all of this is the Taliban rebels.  You can’t always predict what some of the younger ones might want to do.

That’s why Mike Flynn was the first hire.  The Three Star General ran the operation in Afghanistan.  He listened in on all the Taliban communications.  He knows how to deal with them, and whether or when it’s possible to make a deal with them.  If they won’t deal, then Syria could be the dress rehearsal for the joint operation of the U.S. and Russia’s extermination of Islamic revolutionaries on the Pakistan/Afghan border.

Getting the oil to customers in Pakistan and India, buying off every government official on the way, makes the oil expensive.  And making the oil expensive can make very big profits.

That’s why Rex Tillerson (Mr. Exxon Oil and decorated by Putin as a member of the Order of Friendship) was the natural choice for Secretary of State.  Trump couldn’t resist playing Celebrity Apprentice with all his rivals.  Humiliating them, parading them through restaurants, making them squirm and beg.  It was the cat playing with mice, until the big cat, Putin, picked Tillerson.  Tillerson has been working with Russians for 20 years, drilling in the Arctic and laying pipelines.

When the price of oil dropped, the Russian economy tanked.

Russia needs The Afghan Pipeline.  Oil revenues were 50% of the national budget from 2011 to 2014.  When the price of oil dropped, the Russian economy tanked.  The pipeline is due to be complete in 2018.  But the Iranians are building a pipeline to the same customers in Pakistan and India, and it will be complete in 2017.  That’s why Trump wants to tear up the nuclear treaty with Iran.  It allows Iran to export more oil.  If he tears up the treaty then he can bomb their nuclear facilities and accidentally hit an oil refinery or two.

Putin is going to let Trump negotiate the deal with Pakistan — because he’s so good at it.  Trump was at his schmooziest when he took the call from the President of Pakistan:

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif you have a very good reputation. You are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way. I am looking forward to see you soon. As I am talking to you Prime Minister, I feel I am talking to a person I have known for long. Your country is amazing with tremendous opportunities. Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people. I am ready and willing to play any role that you want me to play to address and find solutions to the outstanding problems. It will be an honor and I will personally do it. Feel free to call me any time even before 20th January that is before I assume my office.

And Trump believes he’s going to be able to hustle both sides.  He doesn’t want to believe that Putin is playing him like a puppet.


[Ed Felien is publisher and editor of Southside Pride, a South Minneapolis monthly, and a regular contributor to The Rag Blog.]

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4 Responses to Ed Felien :
Putin’s puppet and the really big deal

  1. Extremist2theDHS says:

    Hey, idea here. As good as Ed appears to be at cooking up whacky conspiracy theories, maybe he can put that talent to use over at Infowars.com. I can arrange an interview with Alex no worries.

    Plus, this is the exact kind of material that SNL can craft a sarcastic, mocking skit about.

    Ed seems to have a bright future as the new official Rag Blog whacko-in-residence. Go get’em Ed!

    Proud to be an Extremist2theDHS

  2. Ed Felien says:

    Thank you for the honor, but before I accept the title of Whacko-in-Residence, let me ask just which of the dots I connected do you disbelieve? Don’t you believe U S troops protect the opium crop in Afghanistan and the smuggling routes to Pakistan, for the opium to cooked into heroin, and then the route to Turkmenistan that will take it to Europe and the U S? Don’t you believe there is a Trans Afghan Pipeline to be completed in 2019? and a competing Iranian-Pakistan Pipeline to be completed in 2017 or 2018? I won’t push it further. The White Queen could believe six impossible things before breakfast, but three is probably enough for mere mortals.

    • Extremist2TheDHS says:

      Ed,
      Its impossible to counter opinions. And your article is one long diatribe of your conclusions without any supporting facts. I throw out many opinions myself so I am not throwing stones at you. I just usually try to remember that others will have different opinions and each of them is allowed. its the facts that cant be changed.

      That is what makes conspiracy theories so great. Trying to refute them is like trying to nail Jello to the wall.

      You claims are as outlandish as many of Donald Trump’s statements. You are both entitled to live in your logic free zones. I chose not to follow 🙂

      – Proud to be an Extremist2TheDHS

  3. Chris Shillock says:

    Most conspiracy theories raise more questions than they answer. This provides a simple elegant solution to phenomena in many disparate areas.

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