The John James Newsletter 30 – Games of War
16 November 2014.
By removing Assad, Obama may be declaring war on China
Should Obama attempt to remove Assad and pave the way for an anti-Chinese Islamist regime that supports extremist groups to attack Chinese territory, coupled with the People’s Liberation Army perception that US would arm terrorists in Xinjiang to destabilize China, Washington should not be surprised if this becomes a “tipping point” for China to attack in the west, joined by Russia and Iran.
Kissinger warns of West’s ‘fatal mistake’ that may lead to new Cold War
If the West wants to be “honest,” it should recognize, that it made a “mistake,” in the course of action the US and the EU adopted in the Ukrainian conflict. Europe and the US did not understand the “significance of events” that started with the Ukraine-EU economic negotiations that initially brought about the demonstrations in Kiev last year. Those tensions should have served as a starting point to include Russia in the discussion, not antagonise her.
What Frightened the USS Donald Cook In The Black Sea?
The US spy ship was in the Black Sea. An unamed Russian jet flew over and disabled all radars, control circuits, systems, information transmission, etc. The all-powerful Aegis system, now about to be hooked up with the defense systems installed on NATO’s most modern ships, was shut down. The Russian Su-24 then simulated a missile attack against the US ship, which was left literally deaf and blind. As if carrying out a training exercise, the Russian aircraft – unarmed – repeated the same maneuver 12 times before flying away. After that the demoralised crew immediately set sail towards a port in Romania.
Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Commander “The US is Training and Funding Us”
With Iran, China and Russia forming a solid trading block, US sanctions will be less threatening
Putin states that trade in rubles & yuan will weaken dollar’s influence, and Russia plans to expand its cooperation with Asia-Pacific region countries through increased trade and investment incentives. “We are not going to increase our sovereign debt. We plan to keep this debt at the safe and controllable level of less than 15 percent of GDP.”
China – Russia Sidestep Neocons
Mr. Putin said that as a result of these deals, Russian trade with China and the rest of Asia is going to increase from 25 percent to 40 percent of Russia’s GDP. This leaves Europe out in the cold. The coming together between China and Russia has been the opposite of what American foreign policy has been trying for since the 1980s. The sanctions that the US and NATO have insisted that it impose on Russia have led to Russian counter-sanctions against French and Baltic and European exports. French farmers are already demonstrating, and Marine Le Pen’s nationalists are likely to win the next election. The Baltic States are also screaming from losing their farm exports. France, Latvia, and even Germany had been looking to Russia as a growing market the last few years. Yet their leaders obeyed US demands not to deal with the Russian market. This leaves Europe in a position of economic stagnation.
Lame duck out of the Silk Road caravan
The multiple New Silk Roads is the most spectacular, ambitious and wide-ranging pluri-national infrastructure offensive ever attempted. It is a complex network of high-speed rail, pipelines, ports, fiber optic cables and state of the art telecom that China is already building through the Central Asian linked to Russia, Iran, Turkey and the Indian Ocean, and branching out to Europe all the way to Venice and Berlin. Take a very good look at the official photo.
India’s plan to stop importing coal deals another blow to Australia
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ambitious target that could see India cease thermal coal imports within two to three years. Far from being the saviour of the world’s billion tonnes per annum seaborne thermal coal industry, India could follow China, America, Japan and the EU through strategies that limit India’s reliance on imported fossil fuels.
US wealth inequality – top 0.1% worth as much as the bottom 90%
Not since the Great Depression has wealth inequality in the US been so acute, new in-depth study finds