American diplomacy stumbles along its bloody, torturous path. The Chinese dragon, dragging along its huge bag of American dollars, continues to build its power base without shooting a single Iraqi or torturing a single Iranian. They will run the Middle East when we depart. And we will depart.
Centuries after it disintegrated with the decline of the Mongol empire and the rise of sea power, the old Silk Road is to be reinvented in a network of highways and arteries linking the remote desert of north-west China with cities in Europe, the Middle East and Russia.
China yesterday unveiled plans to build thousands of miles of roads to create a network that would broadly follow the ancient route linking old trading hubs such as Samarkand in Uzbekistan and Merv in Turkmenistan. The vast transport system is a crucial element in Beijing's strategy to tighten trade links with the oil and gas rich countries of central Asia.
Beijing isn't merely tightening trade, they are expanding trade. And they do this by doing traditional stuff that the USA has thrown out with the 9/11 baby and the Zionist dream. We have poured all our money into the military who have taken over the functions of diplomacy and being military, think one simply has to wave a nuke and every peasant on earth will say, 'Yes, massa'.
The American public has been, since WWII, exposed to nonstop, full volume militarist yelling that comes right out of the Nazi playbook. The need to worship military power in order to build and control the world's biggest empire is what all Empires are all about. Looking through history, one can see how military power can be used as an instrument to build these conglamorations of nations. This is why all empires rot and die.
The Britis to this day, try to pretend they weren't like all other empires. They didn't conquer people! Well, OK, so they killed or enslaved a few millions and millions of people...they did this only to trade with them. To this day, they are unable to make restitution. Just like when Greece begs for them to return national treasures removed by imperialist, the world doesn't appreciate the British Empire all that much.
The Chinese hate this old empire. People in Britain and the USA love to imagine that other people have no memory capacity at all. And they forgave whatever we have done in the past. Like small children, every day is a new day and everything is shiny and cute and no wolves lurk in the forest and no storms are upon the horizon.
Recently, the textbook review results for fiscal year 2006 were made public. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology took issue with references to the mass suicides that took place during the Battle of Okinawa, and altered the descriptions of the civilian suicides to say that some were forced by the Japanese Imperial Army.
Starting next spring, high school history textbooks will describe those tragedies without mentioning the Japanese Imperial Army. The descriptions have no "subject."
With the subject removed, the textbooks' depiction of the events are now obscure, giving the impression that the people of Okinawa chose death of their own volition.
In previous textbook reviews, the description of the mass suicides was always approved. However, for the first time the ministry took issue with the text.
I read foreign papers to see what is going on in other people's minds. In Japan this week, for example, there is this raging battle over how to teach Japanese children about the Battle of Okinawa in WWII. My beloved father-in-law was in that battle. He and still quite a few survivors of that hideous, epic fight, are still alive.
I honor my father-in-laws service and sacrifice back then. I would think our own government would have quite a few hard words with the Japanese govenment over their naked desire to re-write history! But here it is: the Japanese right wingers within the Ministry of Education have changed reality by pretending the military dictatorship didn't force the Okinawan civilians to commit mass suicide!
Our State Department should be on Japan's case over this. China examines Japanese textbooks for lies about WWII all the time. They have huge diplomatic rows over this. So do all of Japan's victims. Curiously, the USA and UK, the two empires which defeated Japan, are silent or complicit. The American media is totally silent. Not a whiff of any of these battles over Japanese intrangence concerning their war crimes appears on our radars. Even the dying BBC pays no attention.
Since I read Chinese news daily, I am very aware of each event. Going to public events this holiday, it never ceases to amaze me how out of touch with world events people are. I ask them if they watch a lot of cable TV and they all do. These are people who like to think they are interested in the news yet they know virtually nothing at all. Nothing useful, that is.
For the news that we should all track is news leading us to WWIII. And if great empires cover up their previous crimes, this means they are preparing for new crimes. The Battle of Okinawa was one of the bloodiest battles when it came to civilian casualites. Okinawa was important because it stood in the way of supplying the Chinese military fighting the Japanese and Mao at the same time.
The Japanese military used up all the resources of Japan, they were worshipped by the people and they ran the show. As the empire crumbled and burned to the ground, like all lunatical military idiots, they never gave up or surrendered. Like Jim Jones or Adolf Hilter, the Japanese warlords couldn't admit failure, they would rather butcher their own people than surrender. This madness seems to be part and parcel of the military mind. Since people willing to die are selected, if they gain the upper hand, they will force wars forwards to total annihilation.
We see this today here in America: the Pentagon, far from retreating from Iraq, joins various crazed politicians to push for victory or death. Unlike Japan under the brutal dictators who drove them to mass suicide and who refused to surrender until the Emperor, a man who should have been executed, finally flipped out when not one but two nuclear bombs annhilated many civilians, the politicians in the USA still have some small say in retreating from disastrous wars.
There is at least one point on which we and the critics of Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Damascus can agree: It is the White House, not the speaker of the House, that should be taking the diplomatic lead. But the Bush administration has far more appetite for scoring political points than figuring out whether talking to Syria might help contain the bloodletting in Iraq or revive efforts to negotiate peace.
So long as Mr. Bush continues to shun high-level discussions with this troublesome but strategically located neighbor of Israel, Lebanon and Iraq, such Congressional visits can serve the useful purpose of spurring a much needed examination of the administration’s failed policies.
Why are Bush and Cheney acting like the government of Japan circa 1945? Or like the Nazis at that same time? The reality is, so long as the USA spends the majority of its money on building a military war machine that holds down most of the earth's nations via violence, we will see war, more war and even more wars. After WWII, instead of being the bringers of freedom and democracy, the USA hired lots of Nazis and Japanese imperialists to build a mega-empire using the exact same tools these two empires used.
Overthrowing elected governments? Nearly immediately we did this to Iran! Just like 90% of the news analysis today in the mainstream media ignores this stark fact, so does it ignore the School of the Americas and its role in training war lords in the dark arts of torture and abuse. There seldom isn't any dictatorship we don't love today. The more brutal, the better, so long as the dictator works alongside our imperial initiatives.
From the NYT editorial:
Israel also has more to gain from talking directly with Syria. If it wanted to, Damascus could curb arms supplies to Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon and agree to a just peace on the Golan frontier. And if Syria chose not to take these necessary steps, it would get the blame it deserved. Right now, Syria is getting a free ride by offering unconditional talks which it knows that Israel, in deference to the Bush administration, must refuse.
Ms. Pelosi did not help matters by claiming in Damascus that Israel was ready to talk — an assertion that Israeli officials were quick to deny. Her job is to spur the Bush administration to pursue active diplomacy, not to attempt to conduct that diplomacy herself. The more she hews to the careful path, the more useful her efforts will be.
Like the Japanese imperialists on the right wing of the Liberal Party there, the Jews in America like to re-write not only history but the present too. I have noted over the last year their new tactic: to pretend the very unpopular Bush is forcing Israel to not do diplomacy. Namely, he is preventing them from talking to their neighbors or cooperating in settling affairs with the Palestinians they are butchering.
Seeing how Bush is very unpopular, the Israelis have decided it is time to unload their imperialist garbage onto him. He is their whipping boy. If Saudi Arabia offers them peace if they hand over the lands they conquered in 1967, they put out a ton of propaganda claiming they would do this but Bush won't let them.
The NYT editorial chastises Pelosi for trying diplomacy in a situation that has used only guns to gain ground. They artfully pretend that Bush is responsible for Israel's lack of diplomacy, not Jews on a conquest of foreign lands and foreign people. The USA has no control over Israel, it is the reverse, very strongly the reverse. The Israeli warlords wag the American dog's tail. And this is why our dog is dying in Iraq and won't leave. There is no diplomacy surrounding our defeat there, the grinding war goes on and on like the Japanese in China during the 1930's.
Like the Japanese, the Zionists of Israel will do the mass suicide thing if they can't win their imperial wars. And they are certainly scared today: the empire they hijacked is failing them. We can't win their wars. And they hope, if they ditch Bush overboard and replace him with a Zionist stooge their compatriots in the media will groom for us to follow, then they can continue to bleed us to death, fighting a billion+ Muslims.
Americans should be seriously worried about this: many empires before our own have collapsed due to stupid, relentless wars. A rule of thumb is: the more enemies one accumulates, the more likely one will end up like Japan or Germany or England: bankrupt and in ruins.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday said he expected China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) to speed up study of a China-ROK Free Trade Area (FTA).
"China and the ROK should come up with a win-win FTA proposal at an early date so as to pave the way for the FTA," Wen said in a joint interview with journalists from 19 ROK news organizations.
The interview came ahead of Wen's ROK trip scheduled for April 10-11, the first by a Chinese premier in eight years.
China appreciated the fact that the ROK recognized China as a full market economy, Wen said.
China-ROK trade volume has increased by 26 times since the two countries forged diplomatic ties in 1992, to 130 billion dollars in 2006.
The Chinese are delighted to follow in our wake, picking up the many pieces we drop as they assemble their own empire. So far, after the difficulties of conquest shown in the mess in Tibet whereby the government has to contend with diplomatic difficulties to this day, the new rulers in Beijing know that holding lands that are in concert is much easier than brutal exploitation.
So, unencumbered by an army of Zionists running a massive propaganda machine at home, they are able to court Muslims far and wide. The religious repressions of earlier Communist regimes is being modified rapidly. So the irritations of interference in cultural and religious affairs is fading. Meanwhile, many Muslim nations, horrified by the plans of the USA to murder all the Palestinian people and replace them with European and American colonists, now has a new ally and friend: China.
Israeli opposition is stalling U.S. plans to sell advanced weaponry, including satellite-guided arms, to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies, The New York Times reported on Thursday.
Israeli officials traveled to Washington in recent months to press the Bush administration to block parts of a planned arms sale to Saudi Arabia and other unspecified countries in the Middle East, The Times said on its website.
Even as the Jews pretend they are helpless leaves in the American political river, they still are quite capable of going off behind our backs to force us to do their diplomatic deals and to menace Muslim nations on their behalf. The geo-strategic deal with Saudi Arabia is now being ditched by the Jews who want to be the military power in the Middle East so they can butcher the Palestinians.
Saudi Arabia's warnings this month were so strong, they not only withdrew their ambassador suddenly, they summoned the top Americans to Saudi Arabia and demanded we start doing things their way, not the Israeli's way. Hu and Putin are tracking things very closely there and are in daily communication with the Saudi Royals. They see a very interesting fruit to pluck here.
The Saudis are scared their reputation as America's poodle is now endagering their lives and the spectre of bin Laden riding into Mecca on a white horse torments them at night. So they want protection and we are not giving it to them. The refusal to sell them equipment will enrage the military/industrialists in the USA but the Jewish control of the media and politicians in DC will thwart even them and since many Jews own quite a few military industries here, there will be no united front to stop Israeli Zionists from nixing sales of Boeings to Saudi Arabia.
Only Hu is a busy salesman and he has much nicer jets to sell this year thanks to the cooperation between China and Russia on military matters. And he and Putin have already set up their future sales but agreeing to to spheres of influence over Muslims buying stuff. This is why suddenly the USA is talking trade wars with China. They picked paper products as a test of the system before launching the big one: stopping the sale of military stuff.
But this is too late because the Japanese carry-trade 0% yen business had so utterly destroyed our economy, we are now no longer capable of pushing China and Russia around. Both have FOREX reserves that dwarf our own. This matters a great deal. Israel gets billlions from us in aid and 0% loans and their own FOREX reserves are almost as big as our own. Japan's FOREX reserves are gigantic and growing rapidly and as Russia and China cease buying our debts, we will be increasingly in hock with Japanese imperialists who are rapidly re-writing the history of their own wars with the USA, casting us as the bad guys more and more which is why they won't teach kids in Japan that their own rulers forced civilians to commit mass suicide, the next step is to blame the USA for this crime.
And owing Japanese imperialists a trillion dollars means we can't stop them from abusing us and history. And like with Israel, this supposed ally is really making not only diplomacy impossible, it is setting us up to be the fall guy for both these nation's own brutal policies designed to enslave or kill their ancient enemies.
The Iranian diplomat released this week after being abducted in Iraq said that he had been tortured by CIA agents, the official IRNA news agency reported on Saturday.
Jalal Sharafi "explained how he was kidnapped and tortured by American troops and agents of an Iraqi organization acting under the supervision of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),"IRNA said.
Signs of torture were evident on Sharafi's body and he "is now undergoing medical treatment," IRNA said.
Iranian officials have said that Sharafi was abducted on Feb. 4 by about 30 gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms in more than 10 military vehicles, in front of the Baghdad branch of Iran's state-owned Bank Melli without any escort.
The USA's military went into Iraq, sneering and contemptuous of Muslims in general and Iraqis in particular. We then hooked up with Israeli war criminals who torture and abuse Muslims for a living and they instructed our own military in the dark arts of humiliating and destroying Muslims via torture. The entire planet saw the shocking results: the Abu Ghraib photos. Aside from that, the whole world knows about the secret CIA torture prisons in former Soviet KGB buildings in Eastern Europe or the Egyptian torture chambers run by our puppet there. They all know that Gitmo is a torture facility build to resemble Nazi death camps.
And so the credibility of this Iranian we kidnapped is very high. Of course, like the Israelis, we yell about torture of our own people in the hands of insurrectionists and nations we are menacing with nuclear bombs. How dare they!
Iran on Saturday denied maltreatment of 15 British sailors and marines who have been released and returned home, local media reported.
Ali Akbar Javanfekr, an adviser to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was quoted as saying that "the mistreatment of the sailors is a lie".
It is amusing, the accusations by British invaders. They were blind-folded! They dare not say, gagged, blinded, earplugged and chained for hours, kneeling in the hot sun while being kicked! This propaganda might rouse mindless imperial impulses within the civilian community in the USA/UK axis but it is funny to everyone else on earth.
If we hate torture, we should stop it. And if we hate kidnapping, we should stop that, too. It is pretty elementary.
Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing held a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Saturday evening.
The two sides exchanged views on Sino-U.S. relations and other issues of common concern.
So, what on earth is this? It is the shortest, most obscure diplomatic cable I have seen the Chinese put out!
Interpetation: Condi Rice has been called on the carpet and chewed out, big time. A nasty dragon holding a sack of gold, a trillion+ dollars. More than Japan and Russia hold, together! And this dragon is pissed as hell that Japan runs our government and they want us to know this is unacceptable: if we want trade wars with China on behalf of Japanese imperialists, they will up the ante big time. And not just in Asia but in the Middle East.
They can become the protectorate there. They can make peace between Shias and Sunnis. And they are willing to drop kick the Israelis to do this. And the Japanese will have to negotiate directly with China and if the USA makes this impossible, they will dump our dollars on top of Japan and sink Japan's carry-trade game big time.
For all wars are won or lost on the basis of industrial out-put and finances. No empire has ever won a war without both. And this is a war we have lost already. If we didn't have the backing of Japan, our military would be cut in half in size due to our inability to fund a half a trillion in red ink every year, money coming from Japan that comes out of our wallets here in America via the destruction of our oun industrial base. Round and round the merry-go-round goes. Up and down, the horses of the Apocalypse, teeth gleaming, they go to the bitter end.