The John James Newsletter 32
27 November 2014.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
10 Signs That Russia Is Preparing To Fight (And Win) A Nuclear War With The United States.
A must-read analysis that suggests this may be why the war-party in the US are pushing for confrontation sooner rather than later.
NATO Jets Surrounding Russia
Map of NATO planes near the Russian border before the Ukraine crisis and now. What would the US response be if Russia were to park a few squadrons of Mig-35s in Cuba, Canada and Mexico.
China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip: report
Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea. The construction has stoked concern that China may be converting disputed territory in the mineral-rich archipelago into military installations, in waters also claimed by Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei.
British elite unit in Iraq, kills hundreds of ISIS militants:
British SAS troops have been conducting secret missions using quad bikes and 4×4’s in Iraq, they have been seeking out enemy forces usually at night, killing up to eight terrorists a day.
Edward Snowden awarded Stuttgart Peace Prize
Snowden sent a message via video: “If we are to live in a liberal society, we must stand and defend liberal values”.
Planet Already On ‘Unavoidable Course To Warming’: World Bank Report
With a 2°C rise—which the planet is on track to hit by mid-century—the greenhouse gas emissions already released into the atmosphere mean that “for next twenty years, the die has been cast.” Because of this, “the investment in resilience and adaptation are fundamental”.
Russia puts losses from sanctions, cheaper oil at $140 billion per year
Swiss Gold Referendum: What It Really Means
A gold backed Swiss franc would be more valuable for wage earners as it would increase purchasing power and reduce living costs. For the wealthy stock owners a stronger franc would reduce Swiss exports and thus affect stock prices. The vote is between the rich and the poor. The Swiss establishment opposes the gold-backed franc, as does Washington.
Hagel Didn’t Start the Fire
The decisions which has put the US into the incredible debacle that we’re in today throughout the world.