Elaine Meinel Supkis
Just after we passed through a terrible time when the money flow from Japan and China to our own banks and hedge funds collapsed, the US is back at yanking China's tail over Taiwan. The Chinese promised we would have a rough ride if we continue to ignore their wishes. Well, a top Pentagon official threw more oil on that fire yesterday. I expect this Fall to be a rather wild time for everyone.
The Navy admiral poised to become the U.S. military's top officer reiterated Tuesday that the U.S. would not support a push for independence by Taiwan, but added that Washington would continue to urge the government in Taipei to acquire defensive weapons to hedge against an attack by Beijing.
At the end of a five-day trip to China, Adm. Michael G. Mullen said the issue of Taiwan came up in nearly every meeting he had with Chinese officials, including a question-and-answer session with lower-level officers. Beijing's displeasure with U.S. arms sales was "pointed out to me" repeatedly, he said.
"My president has made it pretty clear that we're not supportive of Taiwan's independence, and any unilateral move in that direction on the part of Taiwan won't be supported by the United States," Mullen said at a news conference here. "At the same time . . . we encourage Taiwan to invest in defensive capabilities. We view that as having a deterrent effect."
The issue of Taiwanese independence, always at the top of the agenda between Beijing and Washington, has become increasingly sensitive here as Taiwan heads toward legislative elections this year and a presidential election early next year, just before Beijing plays host to the Olympic Games.
Taiwan isn't demanding more weapons of mass destruction, the US is doing this. There are two reasons: we want to hem in China and Taiwan is a knife at China's belly and number two, the main thing we export are weapons. We are militarizing the world rapidly. And everyone around us are arming themselves for WWIII. I see no other reason. The irrationality and recklessness of the US is now obvious to everyone. Our behavior during this summer as we struggle to once again set the world into a matrix whereby we buy tons of stuff and everyone simply parks the dollars in their FOREX reserves...this is now going to end. The last of our trading partners have done this and now nearly all of them have squirreled away over $3 trillion in their FOREX reserves and there really is no point in doing this anymore. Do we really imagine the Chinese will hold $3 trillion or $20 trillion in their FOREX accounts?
The ONLY reason they would do this is if we are cooperating with them in the diplomacy realm.
And this is what isn't happening. The US is very arrogant and imagines China must fund our sales and eat our inflation forever. Why, they are hosting the Olympics and like when we boycotted Russia, we will boycott them. The Chinese are aware that the US is itching to boycott China's hosting of the Olympics and they are getting ready for this. They really aren't so concerned anymore that Americans will go to the Olympics because we are throwing ourselves into the financial hole so fast, the dollar will probably be worthless by next summer anyway and no American can afford a wheelbarrel of Deutsche Marks a la Weimar Germany to fly anywhere.
We need China to not just hold dollars but to give us loans. Quite specifically, buy our government debts and loan money to international banks and invest it in hedge funds and private equities. If China withholds money from this and instead, spends it all on buying up as many world oil and mineral installations and facilities as well as ports and transportation systems, we will be stuck locked outside.
This has already begun and the US has tried to stop it by making threats such as threats of bombing Iran, for example, or threats against the various 'stan' countries that have decided Uncle Sam is too cheap to bankroll them while Uncle Hu is loaded with dough. Taiwan is a special case here. Taiwan can see that Hong Kong has flourished even more under Beijing's rule than under the British rule. Taiwan can also see that Japan is bent on hogging as much of the US trade surplus, the devil take the hindmost. And China is courting both Taiwan and both Koreas most ardently.
Chinese President Hu Jintao and his South Korean counterpart Roh Moo-hyun Wednesday sent congratulatory messages on the inauguration of a cultural exchange event in Beijing.
In his message, Hu said the event, carrying the title of "Dynamic South Korea," is an important cultural exchange between China and South Korea.
Since the two countries established diplomatic ties 15 years ago, bilateral exchanges and cooperation in various fields have developed rapidly, he said.
"We should make concerted efforts to continue to push forward the healthy and stable development of the China-South Korea comprehensive partnership of cooperation," Hu said.
China has been strengthening its alliances with a host of nations. The Europeans and Americans hate China right now because of the trade surplus China has with both. But this is silly since the entire reason for the trade surplus is because the US and Europe had to use China to get rid of inflation so they could have low interest rates and corporations could have record profits. Now this is ending due to the very simple reason, Europe and America can't go much deeper into debt. They are already at the cliff or off the cliff.
Today, the Bank of Europe is mulling raising interest rates..again! They are already pitching into a depression once trade dries up as it will when the other giant goes under: the USA. We definitely are reaching the limit of debt a nation can run up! Domestic debt is now at 100% the value of our domestic consumer assets (housing, credit cards, student debt, health costs and cars). Will China continue to bankroll us until after next year?
Only if we leave the Taiwan issue alone. China will dump the Olympics if it looks like we will hyper-arm Taiwan. And this can turn to a hot war, fast. For the US is floudering badly. Anyone can see this. We can barely keep our banking system limping along at great cost!
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed the hope that Japan would support India-U.S. civil nuclear deal at Nuclear Supplier's Group (NSG) here on Wednesday.
Speaking at a joint press conference after signing an agreement with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, Singh said he did not back down on the nuclear deal with the United States, and asked Japan for help on the deal.
The US is hyper-hyper arming India. Right on China's flank. Note that it is Japan that is standing alongside in this deal as India hotly states they have a right to develop WMD and use them! The inconsistencies in all this are obvious. Iran has every good reason to do the same. For the international community to stop Iran from defending themselves is pure nonsense. India is on the Security Council and it voted to disarm Iraq and Iran while Pakistan and India go totally nuclear. But the US is disarming Pakistan for fear that Islamic revolutionaries will take over but of course, we ignore why Islamic revolutionaries are taking over everything in sight.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court ruled today that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who was thrust into exile in 2000 following a military coup, could return to the country, in what could be a direct political challenge to Pakistan’s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf.
Mr. Sharif, a critic of the current government, leads one of the strongest political movements against General Musharraf, and he wants to run against him for president in elections later this year. The ruling could lend momentum to the return to the country of Benazir Bhutto, Mr. Sharif’s predecessor as prime minister, who has also been living in exile and is another potential challenger to the president.
Will this CIA dictator fall? The US is grinding its teeth. The US wants to be allies with India so this balances off China and Russia who are now allies. But this means losing Pakistan. But here we are, listening to the Democrats discuss nuking or not nuking Pakistan! And of course, China will come over and tell Pakistan, 'We are neighbors, let's be allies.' And then we grind our teeth again.
Visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki rejected on Wednesday U.S. criticism of his government, saying no one has the responsibility to set a timetable for the Iraqi administration.
Maliki made the remarks at a joint press conference with his Syrian counterpart Mohammad Naji Ottri at the end of his three-day official visit.
"The Iraqi government was elected by the Iraqi people. No one has the right to set a timetable for it," he said, referring to U.S. demand for the Iraqi government to achieve political reconciliation among Iraqi factions.
"Maybe those people who made such statements were disturbed by our visit to Syria. These statements do not concern us much. We care for our people and our constitution and can find friends elsewhere," he said.
A bunch of powerful Democrats, following their AIPAC orders, have openly talked about overthrowing Maliki, a guy supposedly elected by the Iraqis themselves. So much for sovereignty. I see no hope in our future as far as Democratic leaders are concerned. They are total tools of Israel except for KUCINICH. Vote for him. Please.
We need to get control of our diplomatic fates or we will end up very dead. The last thing the Zionists want is for the Sunnis to unite under any banner. They are desperate to keep everyone divided. But the long range plans of the oil Arabs, for example, is very much to unite for they fear the Shi'ites who are growing stronger every day. In Iraq, tools of the American occupation are being assassinated, blown up or chased out by revolutionaries on both sides of this fraternal war. Iran and at least half of Iraq and maybe all the say to Kuwait, will unite soon. And so the Sunnis are giving up on America controlling the Shi'as and are now working on new plans, plans to form a Commonwealth. With an emphisis on 'wealth'. Also, this will stop the US from stealing all the oil which is our secret desire in the end.
Georgia said on Wednesday a Russian aircraft had violated its airspace for a second time this month, but Russia denied the accusation.
"The aircraft that ventured into Georgian airspace from Russia flew at an altitude of 4,000 meters at a speed of 470-490 km per hour and penetrated 5 km inside Georgian territory," the Georgian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Georgia has registered two similar violations this month and the recent intrusion of Russian aircraft into the country's airspace occurred near the village of Omarishara, in Upper Abkhazia on Tuesday, said the statement.
Russia is flexing its muscles. I am now convinced that Bush Sr tried to buy him off last month. And the price was way too low. For Putin has been twice as belligerent as before. And if the neo cons in America think the Cold War will make them rich and powerful, I must remind them that the Cold War bankrupted not just Russia but THE UNITED STATES.
We were not forced into court like Russia but that was due to Japan and Europe. And the price Japan extracted was for us to deindustrialize and become a colony of Japan. And Europe's demand was that we muscle Russia and even more, muscle the Middle East. They have not given up on their dream of world domination yet. Which is why they think a strong euro is going to make them powerful.