Right after the US flotilla of sitting ducks floated grandly past Iran Kitty Cat, Bush sent first the incompetent lover, Condi who flubbed everything in Egypt and then he sent regular diplomats who are now trying desperately to imitate Henry Kissinger. For we are basically surrendering to Iran if they only can stop the wild violence in Iraq and tame that Sadr rat. Unfortunately, no one is going to stop al Qaeda. Also, China and Russia swear eternal love. Kisses between the Dragon and the Bear.
The United States and Iran broke a 27-year diplomatic freeze Monday with a four-hour meeting about Iraqi security. The American envoy said there was broad policy agreement, but that Iran must stop arming and financing militants who are attacking U.S. and Iraqi forces.
Iranian Ambassador Hassan Kazemi Qomi told The Associated Press that the two sides would meet again in less than a month. U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker said Washington would decide only after the Iraqi government issued an invitation.
Catnip, anyone? From day one, I predicted Iran would win all their confrontations just like North Korea. The more pressure applied by the Axis, the weaker the results. At this point it is obvious to everyone that the US is finished as a Great Power. You can't be a dupe and Superman at the same time. Just like the US had to crawl on a Nixon belly to a dying Chairman Mao to beg for help leaving Vietnam, so it is today.
Crawling in the dust after that vain attempt at intimidation by sailing lots of really vulnerable ships back and forth in front of Iran, we beg for peace. Just like Vietnam, the war is now just as unpopular and impossible. The looming elections will mean the Republican party will be totally humiliated if they can't find someone to extricate our military from the Iraq cul-de-sac. I stated before the war, geography is a top item when considering war plans. Such as, don't attack Russia in late summer, for example. Hell, don't even attack Russia's interior!
So it is with Iraq: it is shaped like a sack and more than one army has rushed in only to find themselves bogged down with no escape, especially if Persia is pissed. Even the Romans had to retreat. Only Alexander the Great and the Mongols were able to come in and stay. And even then, it was very dangerous, they usually passed through quickly. The Turkomen succeeded in making all these places part of the Ottoman Empire, a significant victory.
In comments to the state-run television network Iraqiya, Mr. Qumi said, “Some problems have been raised and studied, and I think this was a positive step.”
According to The Associated Press, Mr. Qomi told Mr. Crocker that Iran was willing to train and equip the Iraqi security forces to create “a new military and security structure,” although he did not describe the plan.
Mr. Crocker said the Iranians asserted that the American efforts to train and equip the Iraqi security forces had been “inadequate,” and called the presence in Iraq “an occupation.”
In addition, the American ambassador said, the Iranian delegation proposed forming a “trilateral mechanism” to coordinate security matters in Iraq, a proposal that Mr. Crocker said he would forward to Washington for consideration.
HAHAHA. So, the crafty Persian Kitty will train the Shi'ites in Iraq. This proposal was thrown into the public arena to show the world just how much contempt the Perisans have for us. I am very curious about this 'trilateral mechanism' the Cat has proposed. Is this a deal with the present rulers of the former Ottoman Empire, the Turks? Or is it a deal with Saudi Arabia?
All I know is, these latest developments are dire for the Axis of Evil. The US and UK want very much to dominate the earth and to have everyone shake in their boots when we sneer. Alas, this crummy non-diplomacy is falling apart and not because our military is incompetent and can't win wars or protect America, it is 100% due to the fact that the US must go to China for funds to fight these wars and keep our navy afloat.
And the banker is very pissed off at us this spring. So everyone knows the US has very few options. Congress just overturned public desires to end this brutal, stupid occupation and cheerfully voted $100+billion more for the next several months.
ONLY WHO WILL BUY THE BONDS??? This is all pure red ink, there is no hope of any revenues to cover this. And it is a great deal of money although Congress pretends it is nearly nothing. This is false! Our government must go to the Golden Cave where the Chinese Dragon lives and it is in an ill humor. So we are begging the Japanese to buy when they have been selling over $110 billion in bonds to the Chinese because they want to reduce the bonds they hold. They won't fund us an extra $300+ billion a year!
The whole world, at least the leaders and the readers of this blog, know that the US has only $66 billion in our reserves and this is behind even Iran! China and Japan as well as RUSSIA have a death grip on our own currency and I hate to say this, but projecting power when powerless is not only stupid, it is FUNNY AS HELL. HAHAHA. What is our plan? To make Baby Dragon of North Korea, the Persian Kitty and the Russian Bear die laughing?
The Communist Party of China (CPC) and the United Russian Party started a seminar here on Friday in a bid to exchange views on international situation and promote bilateral ties.
The two-day seminar, participated by more than 70 party leaders, scholars and government officials, is also one of the nearly 200 activities to be held this year to mark the "Year of China" in Russia.
Kiss-kiss, the Dragon and the Bear hug and fondle each other and laugh at the FOREX reserves which, if you add Russia's to China, is nearly $1.6 trillion smackers. OUCH. China and Russia are cooperating in many fields, most of which are either energy or military. They are what we quaintly call, 'An Axis.' And this Axis has something the US/UK one doesn't have: lots and lots and LOOOOOTTTTSSSS of cash.
China has surprised the Pentagon with the pace of development of a new class of submarine that threatens the nuclear balance by providing Beijing with a more robust nuclear deterrent.
According to the 2007 Pentagon China military power report - details of which were obtained by the FT - the Chinese navy is developing a fleet of five nuclear ballistic missile submarines [SSBNs]. The Jin class submarines would provide a much stronger nuclear deterrent because they would be armed with the new long-range JL-2 missile.
On NPR two days ago, a Congressman was talking about how we must build more subs every year. He would love to build 5 a year. There was one problem he didn't discuss with the reporter: money. He made some really irresponsible and stupid statements that China didn't need subs and was arming itself to "show off'. This very stupid man whose name I didn't get due to the fact that I was driving, laughed about China's pretensions and thought nothing about adding yet another $100 billion to the miltiary budget!
This characterizes our political establishment. And our media. The reporter wasn't me so she didn't bark questions like, 'How the hell are you proposing we pay for this?' No one does this. Indeed, all of Congress and the President and everyone is ignoring this very vital fact.
Today was Memorial Day. We remember all the soldiers and sailors who died to make America strong. If they have any say in the afterlife, they would probably demand our present leaders be sent straight to hell. And I agree.