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May 25 21:58

The Subversion of Life, Liberty and Happiness - The Global Elite’s Crimes Against Humanity

As societies become hollowed out, with empty echoes of patriotism ringing out, they increasingly resemble boxes. The only thing inside however is a giant, brutal mechanical hand. There is nothing else apart from it. And it’s only function is to pull the lid shut if anyone ever dares to tear it open and shed light into the box. If successful, they will see the immorality, the lies, the hypocrisies. The social control based on the subversion of life, liberty and happiness.

May 25 11:11

A Poem On War

Beyond the count of years I walked the world,

and my children built their shrines to me.

Decades and centuries and millennia pass,

and still the shrines are built.

Temples insubstantial to men,

clear to my eyes.

No foundations or walls or roofs,

but shrines nonetheless.

Holy ground, consecrated

Today, every day, somewhere in the world,

the earth is prepared for my coming.

My hallowed grounds are everywhere.

In valleys and on mountains,

on broad plains and deep in hidden passes,

in deserts, on city streets.

Nameless, unremembered places.

May 25 08:39

Philippines seeks stronger commitment from U.S. in South China Sea dispute

The Philippines is seeking a "stronger commitment" from the United States to help its ally, the defense minister said on Monday, as China asserts its sovereignty over disputed areas of the South China Sea.

China claims most of the South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year, and the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei have overlapping claims.

China said on Monday it had lodged a complaint with the United States over a U.S. spy plane that flew over parts of the disputed South China Sea in a diplomatic row that has fueled tension between the world's two largest economies.

May 25 08:39

The World's Top Gadget Show Comes to China

May 23 12:36

China Rising - Red Dawn in October???

May 23 11:00

Jeb Bush, James Baker, and the Pro-Israel Mega-Donors

What is the issue, that gets little attention in the mainstream, is that the presidential candidates find it necessary to pay obeisance to ultra-powerful individuals who represent the interests of Israel, not the United States.

What exists now is a “passionate attachment” to a foreign country on steroids that undercuts American security.

For while the mainstream media is analyzing in microscopic detail Jeb’s stumbling over his Iraq war response, it naturally ignores that third rail in contemporary American politics, the power of the Israel lobby.

May 22 13:18

Pentagon: Challenging China Over South Sea Islands ‘The Next Step’

In the latest indication yet that the US military intends to challenge China’s claims to a series of islands in the South China Sea, Pentagon officials are saying today that direct naval and aerial patrols over the islands are likely the “next step.”

The islands, near the Spratly chain, are unquestionably China’s, since the islands are man-made and were created by the Chinese themselves.

The Obama Administration has made challenging Chinese claims in the South China Sea such a go-to policy, however, that they are deciding to challenge China over islands that couldn’t possibly belong to anyone else.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to the Pentagon, White House and State Department; please, you do not need to reinforce the reality for the American people, that just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly thing you could collectively possibly do, is absolutely no guarantee that you will not do it.

Let us look at the reality: the US military, at this point in its existence, does not have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to guarantee a positive outcome to a conventional war against China.

And BTW, I do not know if you had a chance to look at photos of Putin and Xi Jinping, standing shoulder to shoulder, during the Victory Day celebration in Moscow, but the message in the body language was thoroughly clear: war with one country is war with both countries.

So please, those in national leadership, do chew on that for a little while, won't you?!?

May 22 09:29

Israel’s Descent into Barbarism — Norman Finkelstein

“Israeli troops go on a rampage in the West Bank, kill Palestinians, demolish Palestinian homes”

Paul Jay of the Real news Network interviews Norman Finkelstein about his new book: Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel’s Assaults on Gaza.

May 22 09:28

US making arms for possible China war: American author

The United States is manufacturing weapons which are considered by the American military officials as “plausible” for a possible war on China, says an analyst.

May 22 08:29

Hope – versus Neoliberalism – an Ode to Solidarity

The new apparent Hope – is it what my friend Finian Cunningham says – the first ‘eye blinking’ by Washington facing Russia?

We are so thirsty for hope, hope for another, more just, more equitable world, we see hope in the first ‘blinking of an eye’. Hope is good. Hope is the basis for action. And action must be the consequence of hope – hope that not all is lost. Action to break that impasse of neoliberal all-engulfing greed must be simple. We have become strangers to ourselves. We must return to our roots, recognizing where and why we failed to diagnose the beast. Our awakened, re-kindled sense of consciousness may lead us to what we have lost – our inherent sense of solidarity.

Let’s hope together for that to happen – to happen soon, for the suffering is too great to endure much longer. We, the 99.99 % have it in our power to stop this misery and save our planet.

May 22 08:08

Pentagon: Sending jets, warships near China islands ‘next step’

The Pentagon says the United States is ready to deploy surveillance aircraft and naval ships to test China’s territorial claims over man-made islands in the South China Sea.

May 22 08:03

China Jamming U.S. Drones

May 22 07:42

US brings charges of economic espionage against six Chinese engineers and businessmen

The US Justice Department has brought charges of economic espionage against six Chinese citizens, including three who studied together at the University of Southern California (USC) a decade ago.

May 21 11:14

China's Secret Gold Accumulator Strategy

May 21 10:01

China's richest man lost $15 billion in one hour

The chairman of solar panel firm Hanergy (HNGSF) lost $15 billion on Wednesday when shares in the company plummeted 47% in Hong Kong trading -- in about an hour. The company saw $18.6 billion wiped off its market value.

May 21 09:13

"This is the Chinese navy...You go!" U.S. Surveillance Plane Warned to Leave Airspace

The Chinese navy yesterday issued eight warnings to a U.S. surveillance plane that was flying over artificial islands Beijing is building in the South China Sea.

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May 21 08:52

US spy aircraft defies Chinese warnings, swoops over disputed islands

The US military has carried out its threat to fly over disputed islands in the South China Sea, defying multiple warnings by China’s navy for the surveillance aircraft to leave the area.

May 21 07:53

Indonesia Just Sank "A Large Chinese Vessel" And 40 Other Fishing Boats In The South China Sea

The boats, seized from Chinese, Malaysian, Philippine, Thai and Vietnamese fishermen, were blown up on National Awakening Day, which commemorates the first political movement toward Indonesia's independence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a clarification of the story. The boats were already in the possession of Indonesia, having been confiscated for sighing in Indonesian waters over the last few months, and were blown up as a public display.

May 20 16:16

Look Homeward, Hegemon Part 1: Cold War 2.0 Abroad, Cold Civil War Between the U.S. Government and Its People At Home

To summarize the domestic and international situation — not only is the U.S. government waging a new Cold War abroad with Russia and China, but there’s abundant evidence it’s also entering a ‘cold war’ with large parts of the American population. As during the first Cold War, with the rise of what President Dwight Eisenhower called ‘the military industrial complex’,27 the external ‘Cold War 2.0’ is supplementing the post-9/11 ‘War on Terror’ as a driver of enhanced government power at home. Consider:

1) The U.S. is in a second Cold War with Russia and China it initiated in Syria, Ukraine and now with the ‘pivot to Asia’, in order to defend the dollar’s world reserve currency status.......

May 20 15:37

China Issues WARNING Over U.S. Surveillance Plane

May 20 09:16

Deception, Thy Middle Name is Divert

The New York Times’ Jerusalem bureau slavishly responds to unfolding Israeli stories as though the computers there are set on robotic control to: “Divert, Divert”.

Pope Francis has presented President Abbas with “a bronze medal that represents an angel of peace”, canonized two Palestinian nuns, and recognized Palestine as a state.

That is the big news out of the Vatican.

Not so for the NYTimes. After its initial report on canonization and recognition, the Times turns quickly to the “importance ” of the difference between “may you be” and “you are an angel of peace”...

May 20 09:11

Time for FIFA to show Israel the red card

The truth must be told from the outset: I hope Israel is suspended from FIFA.

A soccer ban doesn’t kill anyone. A boycott spills no blood. It is a legitimate weapon to establish justice and apply international law. Israel supported and supports boycotts, and encourages them: against Hamas, against Gaza, and, of course, against Iran. It even joined the boycott against South Africa, albeit in spite of itself. Now its turn has come.

May 20 09:07

Song for Yemen

A short video and song by Finian Cunningham - Inspiration by Bente Petersen, dedicated to the children of Yemen.

Song for Yemen (Lyrics)

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When they’re killing children every day
And the whole world looks away

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When kings and presidents say they’re right
To bomb the poor day and night

And the whole damn world just stays quiet
And the whole damn world bows to might is right

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When they’re killing children every day
And the whole world looks away

And the whole world looks away
And the whole world looks away

May 20 08:21

US to Deploy Strategic Bombers in Australia as Chinese Concern Grows

The United States announced that it will deploy nuclear-capable strategic bombers in Australia as China becomes increasingly concerned about US interference at its borders.
The United States will station B-1 strategic bombers in Australia, US Assistant Secretary of Defense David Shear told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.

The move comes amid increasing Chinese concern over the United States' military activities in the South China Sea. On Wednesday, China's ambassador to Washington said that the US has "no right whatsoever to intervene in the legitimate activities conducted by China in the South China Sea."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, this will UNDOUBTEDLY calm down tensions in the region!!

And folks, picking a fight with China means picking a fight with Russia.

but unfortunately, even though something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly wrong thing for this government and its military to do, is absolutely no guarantee that it won't do it.

May 19 15:19

China and Brazil confirm trade and investment deals worth billions

Chinese premier Li Keqiang lifted the wraps Tuesday on a multibillion-dollar series of trade and investment deals with Brazil, as Beijing looks to invest $50bn in South America’s largest economy.

The news unveiled on the Chinese official visit is a huge boon for Brazil as it endures a fifth straight year of low growth after a period of rapid expansion fueled by an Asian demand for commodities that has since slowed.

May 19 14:44

US indicts 6 Chinese citizens with economic espionage

The US government has charged six Chinese citizens with economic espionage and stealing valuable technology from two American companies for the benefit of the Chinese government.

May 19 11:25

Losing the American Republic

Decades of letting neocons dictate a hawkish foreign policy have put the American Republic in profound danger, just as presidents from George Washington to Dwight Eisenhower predicted, warnings that Americans must finally take to heart...

We may lament our poverty of leadership, but there are ways to make it function. “Princes,” since long before Machiavelli have always used advisers; some even listened to them. Surely the capable people among us — like the “wise men” who whispered in the ears of those earlier leaders — can guide today’s leaders toward more viable policies and away from the chaos that engulfs us.

May 19 08:37

U.S. Wakes up to “New Silk World Order”

The real Masters of the Universe in the U.S. are no weathermen, but arguably they’re starting to feel which way the wind is blowing.

History may signal it all started with this week’s trip to Sochi, led by their paperboy, Secretary of State John Kerry, who met with Foreign Minister Lavrov and then with President Putin.

Arguably, a visual reminder clicked the bells for the real Masters of the Universe; the PLA marching in Red Square on Victory Day side by side with the Russian military. Even under the Stalin-Mao alliance Chinese troops did not march in Red Square.

As a screamer, that rivals the Russian S-500 missile systems. Adults in the Beltway may have done the math and concluded Moscow and Beijing may be on the verge of signing secret military protocols as in the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. The new game of musical chairs is surely bound to leave Eurasian-obsessed Dr. Zbig “Grand Chessboard” Brzezinski apoplectic.

May 19 08:33

Russian-Chinese energy cooperation reaches strategic level, says expert

Decrease of demand for energy resources on the European market and the anti-Russian sanctions introduced by the West have given a new impetus to Russian-Chinese cooperation in oil and gas, Xia Yishan, the director of the center for energy studies at the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday at a conference titled ‘Russia-Asia Energy Summit 2015’.
The two countries’ energy cooperation has reached a strategic level, he said. It acquired special importance amid the sanctions and the shortage of technologies.
Xia Yishan also stressed the lucrative financial terms offered by China.
Over the past years, cooperation has evolved away from the simple export/import formula to the supplies of technologies, prospecting, research, marketing of oil products, and the issuance of loans. Also, Chinese companies received permission to buy stakes in Russian enterprises, Xia said.

May 18 14:43

US Bombers to Australia: Washington’s Deployments in the Pacific

The language never reflects the actual conduct. Deploying weapons to a region in greater numbers is not seen as provocative, even if placing such items in a theatre of operations is bound to get neighbours nervous. This is particularly the case about the US “rebalance” in the Asia-Pacific. “The ongoing deliberations,” notes John J. Hamre of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, “are shaped more by the legacy of the past (for example arguing about where to relocate particular facilities) than by the security imperatives of the next thirty years.”

May 18 14:20

Is the US planning a “Gulf of Tonkin” incident in the South China Sea?

Following weeks of scaremongering by American officials over China’s activities in the South China Sea, US Secretary of State John Kerry used his visit to Beijing last weekend to issue an ultimatum to Chinese leaders to halt land reclamation on islets and shoals. His Chinese counterpart Wang Yi bluntly refused, insisting that China would safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity “as firm as a rock.”

May 18 14:19

This October The World Will Change: “China Is Preparing For Something Big”

This October may see the beginning of the end for the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Twice every decade the International Monetary Fund meets to discuss their Special Drawing Rights (SDR) currency basket. Currently comprised of the dollar, Japanese Yen, British Pound and Euro, if China has their way a few months from now, we may well see the Chinese Yuan take its place among the world’s most trusted currencies.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says, “China isn’t ready for currency reserve status,” and would certainly like to see the Chinese blocked from entry, preserving the dollar’s status as the world’s go-to currency and primary mechanism of exchange for global international trade.

May 18 13:43

The rise of a multi-polar Asia – a view from India

Continuing tensions over Ukraine notwithstanding, including a US-led boycott of the Victory Day Parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Germany’s surrender in World War II, Russia under President Vladimir Putin has retrieved much of its eminence as a great power and even managed a handsome recovery of its sanction-hit rouble. By tweaking its West-centric gaze towards Siberia and the Arctic (which Putin likely visited during a mysterious absence some weeks ago); towards Asia, the Middle East, South America and Africa, Moscow straddles a multipolar world and a multipolar Asia. Given that the bulk of its vast territories embrace the Asian landmass, it would be a mistake not to think of Russia as an Asian power.

May 18 13:25

Chinese leaders take tough stand on South China sea in meeting with Kerry

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and senior leaders held talks with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday in downtown Beijing amid escalating tensions about the South China Sea.

May 18 11:52

US Blinks in Face-Off with Russia

After staring Russia in the face for the best part of a year, the poker-faced Americans finally realized they are holding a bunch of worthless cards. And the Americans blinked.

Last week started with US Secretary of State John Kerry coming to Russia to lay a wreath for the millions of Soviet soldiers who gave their lives in the historic defeat of Nazi Germany. Then the week ended with Kerry’s deputy at the State Department, Victoria Nuland, flying to Moscow to meet Russian officials to discuss implementation of the Minsk ceasefire in Ukraine.

That’s what you might call «America blinking first» in its high-stakes and reckless face-off with Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

May 18 09:33

Belligerent US Refuses To Cede Control Over IMF In Snub To China

So while the AIIB certainly represents an attempt on China’s part to realize its regional ambitions (what we’ve described as the establishment of a Sino-Monroe Doctrine) and carve out a foothold for the yuan on the global stage, it’s also a product of Washington’s failure to adapt to a changing world. That is, the establishment of new supranational lenders suggests the US-dominated multilateral institutions that have characterized the post-war world are proving unable (for whatever reason) to meet the needs of modernity.

Nowhere is this more apparent than the IMF, where reforms aimed at making the Fund more reflective of its membership have been stymied by Congressional ineptitude for years.

May 18 08:19

Ukraine and China ink $2.4 bn currency swap

Ukraine and China have signed a currency swap agreement worth $2.4 billion, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). Ukraine expects it will relieve pressure on its currency which has lost above 40 percent against the US dollar in a year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This will not please Poroshenko's masters one bit!

May 17 13:51

1421: The Year China Discovered America?

On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen sailed from its base in China. The ships, huge junks nearly five hundred feet long and built from the finest teak, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di’s loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was “to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas” and unite the whole world in Confucian harmony. Their journey would last more than two years and circle the globe.

May 17 11:49

UN Official Breaks Down Over Shelled Gaza School

UN official Chris Gunness could not contain his grief while on camera with Al Jazeera Arabic.

The interviewer appears to thank him for appearing, upon which Gunness breaks down and weeps.

Joe Scarborough had harsh words for Israel’s actions in Gaza, saying the country was engaging in “indiscriminate” killing.

“This is asinine,” said the MSNBC host and former Republican congressman. “This continued killing of women and children in a way that appears to be indiscriminate is asinine.”

May 17 11:42

Is Washington Coming To Its Senses? — Paul Craig Roberts

There is much speculation about US Secretary of State John Kerry’s rush visit to Russia in the wake of Russia’s successful Victory Day celebration on May 9. On May 11, Kerry, who was snubbing Russia on the 9th, was on his way to Russia, and Putin consented to see him on May 12.

As time passes we will find out why Kerry was snubbing Putin on May 9 and 3 days later was criticizing Washington’s puppet regime in Ukraine. For what is known at this time, a possible explanation is that Washington is coming to its senses.

May 17 08:50

US, China clash over building projects in disputed areas

The United States and China have clashed over Beijing’s construction projects in disputed parts of the South China Sea.

After a private meeting with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington was concerned about the pace and scope of what he called Beijing’s “land reclamation” in the disputed waterway, The Associated Press reports.

May 17 04:00

Russia-China talks: Silk Road leads to Eurasia

Talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping last week ended with the signing of several deals. Perhaps the most important document concerns the leaders' joint declaration on their readiness to unite the Moscow-backed Eurasian Economic Union with the Chinese Silk Road Economic Belt.

May 17 03:50

America’s new nightmare: India, China plus Russia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi travelled to China on Thursday May 14, for negotiations with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China. As part of the three day visit Modi hopes to achieve a breakthrough in relations with China, which have so far been hindered by a boundary dispute and territorial claims from both parties. Judging from indirect indicators, the visit might be a game changer in relations between New Delhi and Beijing.

May 17 03:29

U.S. wakes up to New (Silk) World Order

The real Masters of the Universe in the U.S. are no weathermen, but arguably they’re starting to feel which way the wind is blowing.

May 16 22:38

India, China sign economic cooperation agreements worth $22 billion

New Delhi and Beijing have signed economic agreements on cooperation worth $22 billion on Saturday in the framework of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China.
India’s Embassy in China said that agreements cover such spheres as alternative energy, finances, construction of port infrastructure and industrial parks.
During his three-day visit to China, Modi met with China’s President Xi Jinping and State Council Premier Li Keqiang. The talks focused on expanding investment cooperation between the two countries, as well as on border control.

May 16 20:51

Is Washington Coming To Its Senses?

The celebration in Moscow made it clear that Washington has failed miserably to isolate Russia. What Washington has done is to make the BRICS more unified.

With the President of China sitting at the right hand of Putin, the celebration also made it completely clear even to the morons in the Obama regime that Washington is no longer the Uni-power.

May 16 08:49

How to fight western propaganda

First they manufacture monstrous lies, and then they tell us that we should be objective!

I truly believe that there is not much time for “objectivity” in any battle, including those ideological ones, especially when these are battles for the survival of humanity!

I strongly believe no! We are obliged to fight those who are burning our dwellings, to hit with full force those who are attempting to rape our women, and to confront fire with fire when innocent beings are slaughtered.

May 15 14:29

China to invest $50 bn in Brazil infrastructure projects

In a move that could be a massive boost to bilateral ties, China will invest $50 billion in infrastructure development projects in Brazil, announced the country’s deputy Foreign Minister.

May 15 11:04

Pentagon Building Up Forces, Alliances in South China Sea

In a major policy shift, the Pentagon declared Wednesday the United States will directly defend U.S. national security interests in the South China Sea against China’s expansive and illegal maritime claims.

David Shear, assistant defense secretary for Asia and Pacific affairs, told a Senate hearing that China’s claims over almost all of the Southeast Asian sea are destabilizing and risk a regional conflict with states such as Vietnam, Philippines, and Malaysia.

“DoD is taking action to protect U.S. national interests in the South China Sea: peaceful resolution of disputes, freedom of navigation and overflight and other internationally lawful uses of the sea related to these freedoms, unimpeded lawful commerce, respect for international law, and the maintenance of peace and stability,” Shear told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

May 15 10:02

Chinese Government Inc. has Invested $81 Billion in U.S. in Last 10 Years

One of China’s great resources is its seemingly endless supply of American dollars to put in the world economy. Much of that money has been returned to the United States in the form of investments.

Over the past 10 years, China has invested or contracted to invest more than $81 billion into U.S. companies, according to data compiled by the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China has those dollars to invest because China understands that for a nation's economy to operate, that nation must have products to export equal to the products that it imports. China is a manufacturing powerhouse. The US financial system sees itself as financier to the world because of Bretton-Woods and the Petro-dollar, and allowed US manufacturing to decline on volume, quality, and expertise. As a result, the US imports far more products that it has to export, due both to the decline of manufacturing and avoidance of US GMO produce. In March of this year the trade imbalance was $51 billion dollars.

China is on the other side of that equation, exporting more products than it needs to import, and in March of this year, sold $31 billion more in products to the US than it bought from us.

A major part of the PPT and TTIP treaties is to arm-twist other nations to balance trade with the US by buying more products, even if they don't really want them (including the GMOs).

But this is not a solution. If we are ever to get the United States back on track, we need to end the slavery to the money-junkies, stop waging war on everyone who is better at commerce than the US, and redirect the nation's energy into developing new technologies on which new products and industries can be based.

A good model for that is the 1960s race to the Moon. Contrary to critics who portrayed the costs of Apollo as money just shot into space, the technological innovations created by solving the problems of going to the Moon powered the economic and tech booms of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Sadly, short-sighted CEOs decided that their own paychecks and bonuses were better served by selling the technology to other nations, which is why those nations, China in particular, now make vast fortunes manufacturing products based on US innovations!

But, we did it before, and we can do it again.

As long as we can force new leaders into power for whom America is their top priority, rather than Wall Street, their own personal fortunes, and a certain foreign nation!

May 14 11:47

U.S. Gambit Risks Conflict With China

SHANGHAI—After repeated and unheeded warnings to China to halt its massive reclamation works in the South China Sea, the U.S. is contemplating an option fraught with danger: limited, but direct, military action.

May 14 08:51

UK General Election: the Dust Hasn’t Settled Yet

The UK's dysfunctional democracy has enabled a mere 37% of voters to give Cameron a clear majority of seats.

It is uncertain whether Ed is actually a Zionist. He has been quite critical of Israel’s policies and doesn’t get a high approval rating from Jewish communities. There is no doubt about his brother David, however. I could well imagine the Zionist handlers coaxing Miliband D to return from the US and embed himself once again in the Labour Party.Sure enough, he butted in yesterday to criticize Ed and his team of losers.

May 14 08:09

China’s Secret Space Weapons Targeting U.S. : “Soon Every Satellite Will Be at Risk”

A new Pentagon report to Congress claims that China is pursuing a secret space weapons program to disable U.S. satellites, GPS and communication systems.

The United States is concerned that the Chinese regime’s “continued development of destructive space technologies” is a “threat to all peaceful space-faring nations,” states the Pentagon’s 2015 annual report to Congress on the Chinese regime’s military and security developments.

The report is particularly concerned with China’s use of directed-energy weapons, satellite jammers and other technology that can be used to take out the communications grid and weaken U.S. military positions.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 13 17:33

GOP presidential candidate to lash out at Russia, China, Iran

US Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is set to lash out at, Russia, China and Iran in the first major foreign policy address of his White House campaign.

The 43-year-old Florida senator is scheduled to speak on Wednesday at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

May 13 14:44

Astonishing video shows Chinese police removing FIFTY-ONE passengers from a six-seat van after pulling over vehicle when it was spotted swaying in traffic

Commuters can often be found moaning about their awful journey into work on a packed bus or train.

But count yourself lucky that you're not one of these construction workers in China.

Police were stunned to discover an incredible 51 people crammed inside a six-seat van that was spotted travelling slowly and swaying in Guizhou province on Sunday.

May 13 14:29

Former U.S. Government Official: U.S. Is ALREADY at War with China and Russia

Former White House official Dr. Philippa Malmgren – former presidential adviser and member of the U.S. President’s Working Group on Financial Markets – said last December that the United States is already at war with China and Russia:

I was recently at a meeting with a lot of very senior people from the defense community, and their view is that we are already in a nose-to-nose confrontation (war) with China and Russia. But these (wars) are being conducted through cyberspace rather than through traditional conventional weapons.

May 13 09:23

'Nuclear war our likely future': Russia & China won't accept US hegemony, Reagan official warns

The White House is determined to block the rise of the key nuclear-armed nations, Russia and China, neither of whom will join the "world’s acceptance of Washington’s hegemony," says head of the Institute for Political Economy, Paul Craig Roberts.

The former US assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy, Dr Paul Craig Roberts, has written on his blog that Beijing is currently "confronted with the Pivot to Asia and the construction of new US naval and air bases to ensure Washington’s control of the South China Sea, now defined as an area of American National Interests."

Roberts writes that Washington’s commitment to contain Russia is the reason “for the crisis that Washington has created in Ukraine and for its use as anti-Russian propaganda.”

May 12 12:36

PSYCHOPATHS, 9/11 AND EVERLASTING WAR

The lie of 9/11 has provided the pretext for the most terrible wars on the Muslim peoples in defiance of the Nuremberg Protocols and the UN Charter.

Unless that lie is laid bare by truth, 9/11 will be seen as the crucible from which World War Three erupted. There will be no way back from the smoking ruins for those unfortunate enough who survive. The images from Hiroshima and Nagasaki are there to warn us.

I cannot recall when I became certain that 19 Muslims with box cutters were NOT responsible for these events.

May 12 12:28

Media obfuscation and the Khadr controversy

The story of Omar Khadr unveils the sickening depravity of the Western/Zionist/Neocon warmongers and their bought-and-paid-for presstitutes.

For just shy of a decade, the Americans tortured the Canadian-born Khadr in the Guantanamo Bay concentration camp before relinquishing him to Canada where he has been held in Canadian jails since 2012.

Upon his release on bail on May 7, Canadian neocons began screeching from the hilltops about the ‘travesty’ of temporarily freeing a ‘convicted terrorist.’ Meanwhile, the neo-liberal crypto-militarists who occupy Canada’s mainstream media engaged in stereotypical faux debates consisting of highly constrained babble about the ‘rights and wrongs’ of the treatment of Khadr by the Canadian and American governments.

The issue is never framed properly and is in fact intentionally obfuscated.

May 12 10:59

US Defense Department’s Fabricated Chinese Threat

The whole world knows China threatens no other nation. Its foreign policy is polar opposite America's.

Like Russia, it deplores war. It promotes peace, stability and mutual cooperation among all nations.

It prioritizes economic growth and development. Its accomplishments over the past three and a half decades reflect one of the great success stories in modern times - enough to roil officials in Washington.

It's becoming the world's preeminent economic power by any measure. It's a powerhouse independent nation. Allied with Russia, it's a major deterrent to US global hegemony.

May 12 10:15

Maduro: US Made Russia A Target Because They Are Losing Power In The World

Washington is losing its weight in the universal enclosure and this makes it target Russia and Venezuela, and also endeavor to diminish China’s development, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told RT’s Spanish-dialect direct in a selective meeting.

http://whatisusa.info/maduro-us-made-russia-a-target-because-they-are-...

May 12 09:36

Pentagon report: Chinese ballistic missiles can target nearly the entirety of the US

China now has dozens of nuclear-capable missiles that could target almost the entirety of the US, according to the Department of Defense's 2015 report on the Chinese military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well then, let's not piss them off!

May 12 09:14

Ruble-yuan settlements booming, set to reshape global finance

Settlements in local currencies between Russia and China now account for 7 percent of the bilateral trade, but the potential for growth is tremendous, experts tell RT. Yuan-ruble trade in Russia has grown 700 percent in a year.

Growing cooperation between Russia and China has become one of the hottest topics in the global economy. It is signaling the emergence of a strong alliance of one the world’s richest and strongest economies, which is expected to reshape the existing western-dominated economic model.

May 11 22:09

Maduro: US Made Russia A Target Because They Are Losing Power In The World

Washington is losing its weight in the universal enclosure and this makes it target Russia and Venezuela, and also endeavor to diminish China's development, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told RT's Spanish-dialect direct in a selective meeting.

http://whatisusa.info/maduro-us-made-russia-a-target-because-they-are-...

May 11 14:04

China Is About To Shock The World With Its Gold Holdings

We are on the verge of a golden shock.

I wrote recently about plans by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to include the Chinese currency as one of the reserve currencies that back the IMF’s so-called Special Drawing Rights.

Well, there’s another facet to that story that you need to know … and it echoes the warnings I first began voicing in early 2014.

May 11 10:12

When Obama Talks About His "Massive Fight" With Wall Street, What Exactly Does He Refer To?

On one hand, none other than the company whose very future depends on the continuity of the financial status quo (that would be Bloomberg whose 200,000 Bloomberg terminals are the cashflow lifeblood of the company and for which another financial crash would mean a huge hit to the bottom line as millions of financial workers are again laid off) has a cover story, as well as a cover, depicting Elizabeth Warren as Wall Street's bogeyman.

On the other hand, we now learn that Warren is also warning that Obama's pet trade project, the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which is supposed to counter the ascendence of China in global trade, has been warning about the potential damage of the trade deal and has been arguing that the deal would cost American jobs (for more on the topic, see "Free Trade Is Plutocratic Propaganda").

And Obama is not happy: according to the NYT, Obama called Warren "absolutely wrong" in his criticism of the TPP.

May 11 09:26

CHINA LAUNCHES ‘MYSTERY OBJECT’ INTO SPACE

In what could ring alarm bells for the Indian security establishment, a report of the United States Department of Defence (DoD), has warned about China “destructive” space programme of stalling or destroying satellites of other countries and how its nuclear-powered submarines now make forays into the Indian Ocean. Released on May 8, the DoD’s annual report to the US Congress on ‘Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2015’ talks about a mystery ‘object’ that Beijing had launched in space on a ballistic trajectory with a peak altitude above 30,000 km.

May 10 10:19

Santorum to Obama: ‘Iran, enemy. Israel, friend’

Rick Santorum hinted Saturday in South Carolina that he is close to announcing whether he will again run for president, telling a gathering of conservative activists he’s driven by what he called President Barack Obama’s failures on national security.

“Russia, China and yes, radical Islam, is threatening our country,” the former Pennsylvania senator said. “Heck, I would just be happy if our president would be able to tell the difference between our friends and enemies.

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Rick, we're all intelligent adults out here. We can decide for ourselves who our enemies are or are not.

Iran, not.

Russia, not.

China, not.

Private Central Banks? ENEMY!

Politicians willing to sell our children as mercenaries for Israel in exchange for campaign money? ENEMY!

But if you really feel that strongly about it, Rick, here's your rifle. Here's your parachute. We ran out of the camo but here is a bright da-glo orange jumpsuit left over from the CIA torture dungeons. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane ad we will call the Russians, Chinese, and Iranians to let them know you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But the rest of us, sick of endless wars launched with endless lies, will sit this one out and keep our kids here safe at home.

May 10 09:00

A new world order? Putin and Xi put friendship on display

At first sight, things look very different now. When President Xi Jinping of China took pride of place next to Vladimir Putin of Russia on Saturday, they looked like any other modern world leaders: pragmatic men-in-suits, full of smiles, temporary possessors of power rather than dictators-for-life.

But the two events, six decades apart, have a clear parallel. Once again, the Russia-China axis is the main threat to the West's vision of peaceful and prosperous international relations.

The line-up of leaders alongside the two men was a walking representation of a new anti-American alliance that has formed bit by bit since the invasion of Iraq demonstrated the frightening ease with which Washington could destroy hostile leaders far away.

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Forgive me, but has the author of this article gone absolutely barking mad, to have written this?!? Has he actually imbibed the Koolaid, or has he been told by his editors that he had to slant the article to demonize Russia and China?!?

The US government, with the Israeli government nipping at its heals to do this, invaded and occupied Iraq for the oil, and to make sure that the oil was only sold in US dollars.

The mess,the massive physical illnesses, courtesy of the use of depleted uranium, and tragedy of Sunni turning upon Shiite in this country, can all be laid at the feet of the US invasion and occupation. And we left Iraq because Muqtada al Sadr, leader of the Mahdi Army, threatened that if the US did not leave, every US soldier would be a target.

Russia and China have moved closer together because of the US sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, from which Russia is recovering, quite nicely, economically, thank you very much.

And no, the US does NOT sponsor "...western style democracy." It sponsors tinpot dictators, like Yemen's Al-Hadi, whose people have shown him the door, and the Al-Khalifa monarchy in Bahrain, who continually oppresses its own people who are merely asking for a constitutional monarchy. They are teargassed and beaten, and when first responders attempt to help them with medical attention, in order to attempt to save their lives, those first responders are themselves tortured into confession, convicted in a kangaroo court, and sentenced to long prison sentences.

The US supports and enables both the House of Saud, in its murderous attack against Yemen, where women, children, and hospitals are fair game for targeting, and enables the Israeli government in their serial genocide of the Palestinians.

That phrase "Mr Putin and his allies all have their reasons for disliking the West's tendency to set a high store on open elections, a free press and "cooperative" foreign policies."

Free elections?!? How about elections which are rigged so outrageously as to have had to have been screwed into the ballot box?!? Does this person come from such a deprived film appreciation background that he has never seen the brilliant film "Recount", or the documentary by Bev Harris, "Hacking Democracy" ?!?!?

And an alleged "free press"?!? Oh yes, the corporate presstitutes are free to say whatever their corporate masters tell them to say. One tiny straying off the path of correctness, and your career is done for.

Does this man remember when Helen Thomas asked President Obama at a press conference which countries in the Middle East had nuclear weapons, which we know Israel does?!? She was silenced, and never had that opportunity again.

Russia and China have moved closer together because they have been pushed there by a horrifically myopic US foreign policy, which has all the hallmarks of being crafted by a group of people who are pathologically incapable of thinking a scenario through to its logical conclusion.

The US government now has troops on the ground in Ukraine, and is doing everything possible to provoke Putin into military action against it. IF that does not work, look for a potential false flag event, to be blamed on Russia as the beginning of World War III.

And lastly, please be aware that there is a bill, still sitting in committee for the last two years, introduced by Charlie Rangel, the senior representative from New York, which will bring back the draft, not only for our young men, but also our young women as well.

Something wicked this way comes folks, but it is NOT the fault of Russia and China. The US government, instead of making deals and winning friends, is waging wars, and continuing to plan for more wars, to get what it wants, geopolitically.

May 10 03:43

Sino-Russia Relations a Growing Threat to Euro Market

Martin Charmoy, head of Prosperity Capital Management fund in London, predicted that trade between Russia and China will reach $200 billion in the next several years.

May 10 03:31

South African President takes swipe at West for Victory Day boycott

South African President Jacob Zuma has hit back at the West’s boycott of the Victory Day celebrations in Moscow, saying Saturday’s events “defines how the globe stands today”.

May 09 18:23

Chinese billionaire Li Jinyuan takes 6,400 staff on holiday to France.

Chinese billionaire Li Jinyuan, President of the Tiens Group, has treated over half of his company's 12,000 workforce to a four-day holiday to Paris and the South of France – at a total cost of around €33m (£24m).

May 09 11:03

China fast builds ‘counter-space’ capabilities to counter US satellites, Pentagon warns

Part of China’s rapidly developing space program consists of testing new anti-space technologies, even though the country publicly pledges not to militarize space, the Pentagon said in a report to Congress.

May 09 08:17

ISOLATED – CHINA AND RUSSIA DEMONSTRATE CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH JOINT MILITARY EXERCISES

One of the key themes here at Liberty Blitzkrieg has been the carelessness and ineptitude of those in charge of crafting U.S. foreign policy. I’m not naive, and I fully understand that the world is a dangerous place. Just as I believe individuals should have the right to defend themselves and their families with the right to bear arms, I also understand the importance of strong national defense.

The problem with current U.S. foreign policy is that it is not defensive in nature. Rather, all indications are that the U.S. government is acting offensively; primarily driven by ego and the will to dominate. Much of the world has come to see the U.S. not as a powerful partner, but as a narcissistic master. What American leadership fails to understand, is that by taking such a posture it is simply making others overseas feel paranoid and threatened, thus drawing them closer to each other and farther from the U.S.

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Smooth moves, White House, Pentagon and State Department!!!

There are moments when I have to have to believe that a pathological inability to think anything through to its logical conclusion, has to be a PREREQUISITE for working for the Federal Government, and this, truly, is one of those moments!!

May 09 07:45

Russia displays military might in WWII ‘Victory Day’ parade

Russia displays military might in WWII ‘Victory Day’ parade; Indian, Chinese troops take part

THE TIMES OF INDIA: MOSCOW: Russia on Saturday staged a grand military parade here to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its victory over Nazi Germany in the presence of several world leaders, including President Pranab Mukherjee, even as western powers boycotted the event due to a stand-off over Ukraine.

Nearly 10,000 soldiers, including an Indian Army contingent and China's People's Liberation Army (PLA), took part in the parade on the iconic Red Square here which lasted for over 90 minutes.

Russian President Vladimir Putin witnessed the parade along with President Mukherjee, Chinese President Xi Jinping and UN secretary general Ben Ki-moon.
(*even as western powers boycotted the event due to a stand-off over Ukraine. )

May 08 22:40

V-DAY: Russia’s Perpetual Fight Against Fascism

70 years since the great Victory! 70 years since Soviet people saved the world by smashing Nazism.

All accords with Russia were broken, whenever it suited invaders. The Scandinavians wiped out countless Russian lives, and so did the Germans, French, Poles, Brits, North Americans and Czechs, to name just a few. Russians never really ‘punished’ anybody, in the Protestant, Anglo-Saxon way. Punishment is mainly puritan, Protestant rubbish; the Russian way of thinking is too quixotic for that.

The West lied to Lenin, to Stalin, to Khrushchev and finally to Gorbachev. The West has been lying to Putin and about Putin.

May 08 13:40

China blames BBQ's on smog

May 08 13:12

Putin says USSR, China most affected by World War Two

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the Soviet Union and China were most seriously affected by World War Two since they suffered the greatest number of casualties.

"As a result of World War Two, the Soviet Union and China became the most-affected states since we had the largest number of citizens who died, both of the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China," Putin said at a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

May 08 13:10

Chinese combat ships arrive in Russia's Novorossiysk for the first time

A group of Chinese combat ships has arrived for the first time at Russia’s Novorossiysk naval base on an official visit, Russian Navy spokesman Captain First Rank Igor Dygalo said on Friday.
"The group of combat ships comprises the Linyi and Weifang escort vessels," the spokesman said.
The group of the Chinese combat ships will participate in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Victory over Nazi Germany in WWII.
On Russia’s behalf, the Pytlivy escort ship and the Samum missile-carrying hovercraft of the Black Sea Fleet will participate in the May 9 festivities in the Hero City of Novorossiysk, which was the scene of fierce fighting between Soviet troops and fascist invaders during the Soviet Union’s Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, Russian Navy Chief Viktor Chirkov said on Friday.
After the festivities, the Chinese combat ships will sail together with Russian warships to the Mediterranean Sea for naval drills dubbed Joint Sea 2015.

May 08 10:02

Russia, China agree on joint use of GLONASS, Beidou navigation systems

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said the two countries were coming close to joint production of receivers for the Beidou and GLONASS navigation systems. In his opinion, cooperation between national navigation systems looks reasonable at a time when NATO member-countries jointly use similar resources.
"The Chinese navigation system is finding its feet. For the time being it has regional coverage only, but in the longer term it will go international. While the GPS and Galileo function as a pair of navigation systems available to all NATO member-countries, we see chances of active cooperation by Russian and Chinese navigation systems. The more so, since China’s satellite cluster is the world’s largest," Rogozin said.

May 08 10:00

He Who Hesitates is Lost: US Enters Arctic 'Energy War'

Washington may lose the race for Arctic energy resources to its main geopolitical competitors – Russia and China – US Colonel David Hunt insisted, urging Washington to focus on Arctic energy development.

May 08 09:58

China Warns Philippines Military to Stay Away from Disputed Territory

China has warned Philippine military planes six times to leave disputed areas of the South China Sea and may be “testing the waters” to see if it can establish a no-fly zone in the region, senior Philippine military officials said.

May 08 09:55

Two Chinese Warships Enter The Black Sea

On Friday we reported that for the first time in history, Chinese and Russian navies will begin a significant joint naval exercise in The Mediterranean Sea in mid-May.

May 08 07:51

'US will try to set roadblocks on yuan’s path to get reserve currency status’

The US is unhappy with Beijing challenging it in regard to the reserve status of the dollar as China’s economy is growing and the yuan is becoming more attractive for other nations to hold, Robert Wenzel publisher of Economic Policy Journal.com told RT.

The IMF is debating whether to make China's yuan a new reserve currency, according to the Financial Times. If Beijing is included in the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket it will have better access to capital, it will be easier to take out loans, and China's political influence will be expended.

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May 08 06:50

More Neocon-Zionist Theater in Texas

Gellar’s ‘Draw the Prophet’ charade was the perfect bait for any would-be radical trying to make a name for himself, yet they allowed the provocation to proceed under the pretext of ‘upholding the first amendment.’

As the Garland police spokesman confessed, this had all been pre-planned months beforehand. Only the very naïve or hopelessly deluded will put any faith in the FBI’s lame-duck denials that they deliberately allow attacks of these sorts to take place, or organize them directly by way of informants, such as the one linked to Simpson.

May 07 08:56

Chinese president sets off for tour of Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus

The Chinese leader will first visit Kazakhstan’s capital Astana where he will stay until May 8.
The upcoming visit "will show China’s political support for the Kazakh leader" and "the high level of strategic confidence and quality of relations between the two countries," Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Chen Gopin said.
The Chinese president will visit Moscow on May 8-10 where he will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said on Wednesday that some 40 documents in the spheres of energy, transport, military and technical cooperation are expected to be signed during the visit.
Xi will later travel to Belarus to hold talks with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
The heads of state will discuss a project of creating a joint industrial park in Belarus and also the issues of trade, customs procedures, education, culture and tourism.

May 07 08:48

China urges Japan to acknowledge its aggressive past

China has urged Japan to acknowledge its aggressive past as the world marks 70 years since the end of World War II, a spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
"We hope Japan will hear an appeal of the international community and will sincerely acknowledge its aggressive past," said Hua Chunying, referring to an appeal to the Japanese authorities signed by 187 scientists from China, South Korea, the United States and other countries.
"Japan has yet to look into the past and its action, achieve trust from the international community," the diplomat noted.
China says it lost 35 million lives during Japanese aggression of 1937-1945. According to it, Japanese chemical weapons used against Chinese troops and civilians could still be found in the country.

May 07 08:38

China To Establish Yuan-Denominated Gold Fix In Bid To Upend London Benchmark

A long time ago, in a financial galaxy far, far away, a “fringe” blog raised the topic of gold market manipulation during the London AM fix. Several years later (which, incidentally, is about average in terms of the lag time between when something is actually going on and when the mainstream financial media finally figures it out and reports on it), it was revealed that in fact, shenanigans were likely afoot and indeed, regulators are still trying to sort out what happened.

May 07 08:28

US Aims to Block Russia, China from Vetoing Renewal of Iranian

That so-called “snapback” is a major sticking point for US and European negotiators, who want to be able to automatically reverse the easing of any UN sanctions if Iran reneges on the deal, sources told Reuters.

At the same time, Washington does not want to risk vetoes from Russia and China, which oppose such a snapback.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said Washington wanted to block Russia and China from issuing such vetoes in an Iran nuclear agreement.

May 06 09:39

Calls to Punish China Grow

Following a year of China’s flagrant and aggressive activities in contested waters, some in Washington are calling for President Obama to cancel China’s invitation to the largest maritime military exercise in the world.

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The CFR was more honest, demanding China be punished for daring to have a stronger currency than the US dollar!

May 06 08:52

Chaos – not Victory – is Empire’s Name of the Game

“Once again a country “liberated” by the West is sinking deeper and deeper into chaos.”

This could be anyone of the countries in conflict, where Washington and its Western and Middle Eastern stooges sow war – eternal chaos, misery, death – and submission.

This is precisely the point: The Washington / NATO strategy is not to ‘win’ a war or conflict, but to create ongoing – endless chaos. That’s the way (i) to control people, nations and their resources; (ii) to assure the west is in continuous need for military – troops and equipment – remember more than 50% of the US GDP depends on the military industrial complex, related industries and services; and (iii) finally, a country in disarray or chaos, is broke and needs money – money with hardship conditions, ‘austerity’ money from the notorious IMF, World Bank and other associated nefarious ‘development institutions’ and money lenders; money that equals enslavement, especially with corrupt leaders that do not care for their people.

May 05 15:17

China Gold Reserves Threaten The U.S. Dollar

Money Morning Staff: The secret stash of China gold reserves we told you about on April 9 may come to light as soon as May, according to a recent Bloomberg report.

“China may be preparing to update its disclosed holdings because policy makers are pressing to add the yuan to the International Monetary Fund’s currency basket, known as the Special Drawing Right, which includes the dollar, euro, yen and British pound,” Bloomberg reported on April 20. “The tally may come before the IMF’s meetings on the SDR next month or in October, Nomura Holdings Inc. said in an April 8 report.”

The big reveal is a concern for the United States – and the future of the U.S. dollar…

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"NUKE 'EM! NUKE 'EM! NUKE 'EM!" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 05 06:49

CHINA BUILDING ALL-ROBOT MANUFACTURING PLANT

May 05 06:25

CFR Says China Must Be Defeated, & TPP Is Essential to That

Wall Street’s Council on Foreign Relations has issued a major report, alleging that China must be defeated because it threatens to become a bigger power in the world than the U.S.

This report, which is titled “Revising U.S. Grand Strategy Toward China,” is introduced by Richard Haass, the CFR’s President, who affirms the report’s view that, “no relationship will matter more when it comes to defining the twenty-first century than the one between the United States and China.” He says that the report he is publishing argues that “strategic rivalry is highly likely if not inevitable between the existing major power of the day and the principal rising power.” Haass says that the authors “also argue that China has not evolved into the ‘responsible stakeholder’ that many in the United States hoped it would.” In other words: “cooperation” with China will probably need to become replaced by, as the report’s authors put it, “intense U.S.-China strategic competition.”

May 04 22:07

Why NATO is terrified of Russia

Washington’s master plan remains deceptively simple; to “neutralize” China by Japan, and Russia by Germany, with the US backing its two anchors, Germany and Japan. Russia is the de facto only BRICS nation blocking the master plan.

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