Elaine Meinel Supkis
Obama is elevated on a magic number day of some significance. The media is just ROARING with propaganda aimed at Russia and China. We see clearly the naked fear of the foolish debtor nations of England and the US, trying to intimidate the combined financial powers of Russia and super-giant creditor nation, China. Iran, Israel and a host of smaller nations are riding this firestorm looking out for themselves. As is normal. But the US wants to see the world as good and evil and not as a conglomeration of self-interested nations seeking advantages! Looks like Europe is egging Russia into retaliating by cutting off all energy to Europe. Oil will SHOOT UP if this happens. Ditto, gold. WWIII, here we come.
Researchers in the US say that they have solved the mystery of why flies are so hard to swat.
They think the fly's ability to dodge being hit is due to its fast acting brain and an ability to plan ahead.
High speed, high resolution video recordings revealed the insects quickly work out where a threat is coming from and prepare an escape route.
The research suggests that the best way of swatting a fly is to creep up slowly and aim ahead of its location.
Flies put their bodies into pre-flight mode very rapidly - Within 100 milliseconds of spotting the swatter they can position their centre of mass in the right way so that a simple extension of their legs propels them away from any threat.
The scientists found that flies were able to put themselves into this rapid reaction position no matter whether they were grooming, feeding or simply walking.
Flies are obvious smarter than the host of US political classes, the neo cons, the many warmongering media owners, the warmongering US candidates for President: all seem to be able to react to a fly swatter by jumping to it rather than away from it! The deft fly is in stark contrast to the predictable flight pattern of the US political fly. These flies buzz about one's face and are hard to swat away. But if you turn on a blue-light in Russia or China, these flies zip right over and get zapped.
Maybe if they were to merge with a fly like in the movie, The Fly, and have a fly's brain, they might improve their survivability somewhat? Until the Chinese manufacture a giant flyswatter.
Fears are mounting that Russia may restrict oil deliveries to Western Europe over coming days, in response to the threat of EU sanctions and Nato naval actions in the Black Sea.
Any such move would be a dramatic escalation of the Georgia crisis and play havoc with the oil markets.
Reports have begun to circulate in Moscow that Russian oil companies are under orders from the Kremlin to prepare for a supply cut to Germany and Poland through the Druzhba (Friendship) pipeline. It is believed that executives from lead-producer LUKoil have been put on weekend alert.
"They have been told to be ready to cut off supplies as soon as Monday," claimed a high-level business source, speaking to The Daily Telegraph. Any move would be timed to coincide with an emergency EU summit in Brussels, where possible sanctions against Russia are on the agenda.
OK: the EU, UK and US have a huge embargo on Iran and Cuba. Next: Russia. How about China, while we are at it? Indeed, why not boycott much of the third world, too? If we engineer a boycott of China, they will engineer not only a boycott of the G7 West by all their many allies across the planet, they and Russia can also dump trillions of dollars onto global currency markets. Whoo hoo. $500 a barrel oil, here we come!
I am betting this is all just a bunch of people with brains somewhat less responsive to danger than fly brains. They think this way: 'We are collectively the world's biggest empire! We have ruled the earth for 500 years. We are the Ruling Elites of the New World Order! We can command all those stupid people in Russia and China to obey our imperial edicts! HAHAHA. Hey, let's do another sneak attack on Russia like we did so often in the past? HAHAHA. Moscow, here we come! It is only September, after all! We will make it to Moscow by November!'
At this point, some grizzled, old Europeans should wake up from their slumber to remind everyone the stupidity of even talking about this. Europe has lived so long under the US nuclear umbrella, they have forgotten important lessons in life. One is, the nation which one menaces must be weak if one wishes to push them around. Russia emphatically is NOT in this category. Also, wishful thinking is stupid if a huge flyswatter's shadow is right overhead.
Europe can't go to Iran for energy if Russia cuts off Europe. They can't demand the US supply them with fuel. The US is already deep in debt over fuel imports. Indeed, the central banks of the G7 have just moved heaven and hell to strengthen the dying dollar so they can resume the status quo of them exporting to the US much more than the US can export to them. Today, the news boasts about how we have increased exports. But that is OVER now.
The US is trying hysterically to project power on Russia and this is causing Russia to smash Europe to smithereens. Europe could have courted Russia but the reflexes there over the last 500 years has been to defy and be-bother the Russians. Even when alliances are made like the ones during the Napoleonic wars, the allies of Russia would surrender to Napoleon after just one or two battles while leaving the Russian army totally alone and exposed to the united forces of France and its new allies, former allies of Russia!
Each time, Russia had to run away, fast. Then Napoleon and all of Russia's former allies turned on Russia and invaded. This led to the total destruction of Napoleon's Grande Armee and the end of his rule in Europe. Russia knows this history. This makes them very touchy. Russia never surrenders, they retreat. Europe has no where to retreat. So these people must be very careful not to start WWIII. Europe started WWI and WWII. Now, will they want WWIII? One wonders about the sanity of the leaders of Europe. Flies are smarter.
Such action would be seen as economic warfare but Russia has been infuriated by Nato meddling in its "backyard" and threats of punitive measures by the EU. Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov yesterday accused EU diplomats of a "sick imagination".
Armed with $580bn of foreign reserves (the world's third largest), Russia appears willing to risk its reputation as a reliable actor on the international stage in order to pursue geo-strategic ambitions.
"We are not afraid of anything, including the prospect of a Cold War," said President Dmitry Medvedev.
Da, this is Pravda. Russia has little to fear. If the US, EU and UK all want to terminate all trade with Russia, fine, says the Bear. The Bear knows that the World Trade Organization is about as popular as spiders in a jar of flies. They know that the third world will applaud them defying the Flat Earth society of the New World Order G7. The G7 central bankers spend most of last year, berating China about China's banking system and monetary policies before shutting up when the entire banking system of the G7 went under the red ink waters and drowned. Now, sans a working banking system, the G7 nations want economic war with a huge hunk of the world. A hunk that has a huge nuclear arsenal.
Russia suffered a significant setback here on Thursday, as members of a regional security group in which the Kremlin plays an important role offered little support for Moscow’s military action in Georgia.
Dmitri A. Medvedev, the Russian president, came to this Central Asian capital for the annual summit meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, or S.C.O., with the hopes that the six-member group would provide the strong international backing the Kremlin has so far lacked after its incursion into Georgia. Russia has urged other nations to follow its lead and recognize Georgia’s breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states.
Instead, the Shanghai organization, which also includes China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, took a neutral stance, urging Russia and Georgia to resolve their differences peacefully.
“The S.C.O. states express grave concern in connection with the recent tensions around the South Ossetia issue and urge the sides to solve existing problems peacefully, through dialogue, and to make efforts facilitating reconciliation and talks,” the summit meeting’s final joint declaration said.
The media in the G7 nations is hilarious. It won't understand what Russia and China are doing. China doesn't have to be belligerent like the US or UK, for example. China is doing the 'good cop' to Russia's 'bad bear cop.' Russia growls and China sighs and says, 'We must resolve this peacefully and I will be very happy to do this for you guys, hahaha.'
China LOVES diplomacy. Without shooting off either their mouths or their guns, they get far more bank for their diplomatic bucks than the G7 gets for their bluster and fury coupled with demands for money, energy supplies and cheap manufactured goods. China is very delighted to be able to call upon the US to be peaceful and NOT go to war all the time. Got that? HAHAHA again. This is so dumb. China stands on the world stage, the guarantor of peace and prosperity while the US squares off with Russia, trying to start WWIII. So who wins this round? NOT THE US.
The Shanghai organization’s leaders did endorse an aspect of Russia’s involvement in the Caucasus, saying it approved of “the active role of Russia in assisting in peace and cooperation in the region.” However, it also underscored the importance of territorial integrity — a statement that could be applied to Georgia’s struggle with its breakaway regions.
HAHAHA. Um, hey! I recall that even in most of my lifetime, Georgia was PART OF RUSSIA! And China didn't make it clear that Georgia was a separate state. They did say that we should use diplomacy and respect spheres of influence. China is very annoyed with the US trying to split up China and also trying to ring both Russia and China with hostile military forces. The Chinese are not endorsing the US Pax system.
(Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao, in a keynote speech Thursday at the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Tajik capital Dushanbe, made a five-point proposal for joint efforts to develop lasting peace, common prosperity and regional harmony.
STRENGTHENING STRATEGIC CONSULTATION AND POLITICAL MUTUAL TRUST
Efforts should be made to promote mutual support on important issues concerning security and development of member nations in keeping with the SCO Charter and the Treaty on Long-term Good-neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation, Hu said.
SCO members should make full use of the mechanisms of the Council of Foreign Ministers and the Council of National Coordinators in boosting strategic consultations on vital and sensitive issues that affect the security, stability and development of the member nations and the region, he said.
DEVELOPMENT OF CLOSER SECURITY COOPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF REGIONAL PEACE
The Chinese president praised the effective cooperation by SCO members on security during the Beijing Olympics and called for continuous cooperation in this regard for similar events to be hosted by the member nations in the future.
Efforts should be made to develop and deepen the various meeting mechanisms such as meetings of Secretaries of Security Councils, Ministers of Defence, Heads of Supreme Courts and Prosecutors General, which have played an important role in safeguarding peace and stability in the region, Hu said.
He called for deepened cooperation among SCO member nations in arresting members of the "three evil forces" (terrorism, separatism and extremism) and criminals involved in other organized transnational crimes such as drug trafficking.
The president also proposed that SCO member nations make joint anti-terror maneuvers a mechanism, and fully implement the anti-drug agreement and the action plan on ensuring international information security.
DEEPENING ECONOMIC COOPERATION, AND REALIZING A MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL AND ALL-WIN SITUATION
Noting the advantages of the SCO in fending off impacts from world economic turbulences as its members include major economies, big food and energy producers as well as huge markets, Hu urged SCO members to make effective use of such advantages, continue efforts to facilitate easy flow of trade and investment, continue to select and implement new model projects in transportation, energy and communication, and to enhance financial and agricultural cooperation.
He expressed the hope that SCO members would implement the agreements on customs mutual assistance and strengthen cooperation in customs supervision and personnel training.
The Chinese president pledged credit support on a larger scale to fellow SCO members, saying China, as a responsible partner, will continue consultation with relevant countries in selecting projects and provide the credits it has promised.
PROMOTING HUMANITARIAN COOPERATION AND ESTABLISHING LINKS OF FRIENDSHIP
Hu said efforts should be made to boost the cooperation among SCO member countries in culture, education, science and technology, sports and tourism, and to promote academic exchanges and exchanges among the young people.
The president called for strengthened cooperation in disaster prevention and relief within the organization, as natural disasters hit the region from time to time, and called for the establishment of a disaster relief center for the organization.
With serious epidemic diseases becoming new threats to the world, Hu said, cooperation among SCO members should be strengthened in the prevention and control of epidemics, transnational medical services, coordination in dealing with public health emergencies, traditional medicine and personnel training.
IMPLEMENTING PRINCIPLE OF OPENING UP AND JOINTLY STRIVING FOR REGIONAL HARMONY
The president noted that it has been a keystone in the SCO's external affairs in recent years to conduct practical cooperation with its observers.
He said China suggests closer cooperation between the organization and its observers, and inviting the observers to participate in inter-departmental cooperation in fields like security, economy and trade, energy, transportation, customs and culture.
China highly evaluates the regulations on the dialogue partnership to be approved by the SCO, and welcomes relevant countries and international organizations, through the dialogue partnership platform, to join efforts with the SCO to promote stability and development in the region.
Sounds like the UN! Sounds...reasonable. When we compare this with the howls from the G-7 powers, it is mild and careful. But behind all this is a strong message: the Shanghai group is consolidating power inside itself. It is a stronger and stronger organization as the US and Europe weakens. It is interested in securing each other's borders. And not one iota of this is from the Europeans or Americans. The G7 nations don't respect borders. They recognized Kosovo in the teeth of disapproval of the entire Shanghai organization. NATO wants to expand and doesn't care if this conflicts with the other nations. To hell with them, sneers Europe and America!
Well, this 'My NATO way or the highway' ideology is very nasty and is totally in the wrong. And the Shanghai proclamation makes this pretty clear. China, unlike the US, doesn't need to bluster. They know they have a firm grip on the economic neck of the US. They are being actually rather kind to us. If we imagine this is a green light to attack Russia, well.....History makes this very clear: many a delusional dictator or hysterical nation has thought this same thing. And ended up dead.
Now for a photo from China, one that has NOT appeared in ANY western propaganda war media reports:
Hey! Who are these dudes?
Why look here: Iran Kitty himself, grinning like the Cheshire cat. And the guy who runs Bagdad. And the President of a tiny part of Afghanistan! HAHAHA. Um, I see some real problems here. Are they in America standing shoulder to shoulder with us as we bark like demented dogs at Russia? Or were they having vodka and tea with Russia and China this week? My god, what does it take to wake people up?
A giant fly swatter?
DUSHANBE, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Top leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) agreed Thursday that any attempt to solve problems by merely resorting to force could not work and would only hinder a comprehensive settlement of local conflicts.
A comprehensive solution to existing problems can be found only by taking into account the interests of all parties involved and including them all in the negotiation process rather than isolating any of them, said the leaders in a joint declaration issued at the conclusion of their summit in the Tajik capital.
OK: this is the Chinese summary. Do NOT isolate Russia. Cooperate with Russia. Negotiate with Russia. This didn't displease the Russians at all, by the way. They could turn around and snarl at Europe but note they are not going to war, they are merely telling Europe very curtly, any cessation in commerce will involve the cutting of all energy systems. Simple enough. Europe can ask China to negotiate a peace just like Japan and South Korea ended up asking China to negotiate with North Korea. The US can't negotiate anything anymore because we are stupider than flies.
Now for a word from Iran Kitty:
TEHRAN – President Mahmud Ahmadinejad on Sunday called the Shanghai Cooperation Organization a very important regional and international bloc and said Iran plays a determining role in international developments in its interaction with other countries.
Iran’s participation in the conference at this juncture that the world is “undergoing major changes is very important,” Ahmadinejad told reporters upon his departure for the SCO summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
He expressed hope that the talks in the summit will lead to “useful and expected results for member states, region, and international community.”
The president will hold talks with some summiteers on the sidelines of the conference. “In these meetings bilateral subjects, regional issues and the current situation of world will be reviewed.”
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an intergovernmental international organization founded in Shanghai on 15 June 2001 by six countries, China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Its member states cover an area of about three fifths of Eurasia, with a population of 1.455 billion. Its working languages are Chinese and Russian.
Ahmadinejad called the SCO a very important regional pact which is speedily finding its place in the region and the world.
“The domain of the cooperation between these countries in economic, political fields is expanding,” the Iranian president explained.
Oh to be a fly on the wall at these meetings between Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq and Russia! With the Chinese dragon lounging on its golden throne, sharpening its claws with a file. The cat purrs as it rubs against fellow Shi'as, 'Meow, we will win the war with the Infidels!' The bear rolls its eyes.
As the US and Russia sent military vessels to dock at different Georgian ports on Wednesday, Israel continued to tread carefully, issuing no statement regarding Russia's recognition of the breakaway Georgian provinces and - in an apparent show of balance - is planning to send humanitarian aid not only to Georgia, but to North Ossetia as well.
Anatoly Yurkov, the charge d'affaires at Russia's embassy in Tel Aviv, told The Jerusalem Post in an interview that Moscow appreciated the balanced position Israel had taken throughout the crisis, as well as its "low profile."
A first meeting was held in the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday to discuss Russia's recognition a day earlier of the breakaway republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The Post has learned that while Israel would most likely decide to continue to recognize Georgia's "territorial integrity," it was unlikely to join the chorus of condemnations of Russia coming from the US, Germany and Britain. It would also certainly not recognize the breakaway republics.
HAHAHA. Back pedal time! Israel is NOT bellowing at Russia. Israel looks after its own needs and affairs. Too bad, Israel won't let us do this. Nope. We have to do what they want. They will TRIANGULATE. All nations do this! This is normal. The US should be doing this with Israel but instead, all our politicians swear fealty to Israel while Israel doesn't swear the slightest fealty to the US. Some ally. Very similar to Japan, by the way. Japan ran off to have a secret meeting with China last fall when the yen suddenly become very strong against the dollar. After this meeting, the yen weakened again and not once has Japan joined the other G7 yapping puppies barking at China about the value of the yuan.
Obama's running mate presents the strategic plan for the next administration
On Aug 27 2008 at the Democratic Convention in Denver, Vice-presidential candidate Sen. Joseph Biden presented the plan for the real war, the war against China, Russia. He repeated the key points pushed by Zbigniew Brzezinski in his obsessive determination to go to the final clash with Russia and Asia.
For Biden, The greates mistake of the Bush administration was its failure "to face the biggest forces shaping this century. The emergence of Russia, China and India's great powers".
What was the "consequence of this neglect"? "Russia challenging… Georgia's freedom." The Obama-Biden administration will repair those criminal mistakes... Barack and I will end that neglect. We will hold Russia accountable."
The wars of the Bush administration were, so to speak the wrong ones.
The new administration will unchain the real war. The war to confront the emergence of Russia, China, India.
The war, the real war will have to be waged in Afghanistan/Pakistan - exactly the area where it will be more disruptive for the feared Russia, China India challenge.
The previous administration was not warmonger enough, according to Biden. The new Democratic administration will increase the number of troops sent in central Asia.
Fools come in many stripes. The GOP has no armlock on stupidity. The DNC is pure New World Order. Americans will troop to Denver Stadium to cheer a bright future. Only it is no future. It is the past. And the past is dead, I say. No one wants to recognize this. The US cannot menace Russia. Russia owns us. Russia owns a hunk of Europe. And China owns everyone. Zbigniew Brzezinski is Polish. He wants Russia reduced to serf status. Poor, weak and helpless so Poland can strut and fret and feel powerful. This is stupid. Poland always gets run over by Russia whenever European leaders do sneak attacks on Russia. So Poland should be playing nice with Russia, not egging on yet another world war.
England is equally insane this week, by the way:
(Reuters) - There is no question of launching "all-out war" against Russia, Foreign Secretary David Miliband said on Thursday, while condemning Moscow's "invasion" of Georgia.
Miliband, asked whether NATO would go to war against Moscow if it were to attack a neighbouring country or ally again, said: "We don't want all-out war with Russia ... There's no question of launching an all-out war against Russia."
NATO is committed to the principle that an attack against one or several members would be considered an attack against all, and to defending its members against aggression. Georgia is not a NATO member but it has ambitions to join.
NATO was not an "offensive" alliance, Miliband told BBC Radio.
Lord, that last statement is pure insanity. NATO has invaded several countries, one of which was disarmed by the United Nations so the US attack could proceed without incident. The UN is dead. Saddam is dead. But Putin and Hu are very much alive and kicking our asses. NATO doesn't want an all-out war with Russia. They just want a PARTIAL war with Russia!
Alas, History is very stern: all wars do what they do. Small wars can swiftly turn into massive World Wars. When Saddam was induced into attacking a corner of Iran so he could steal Iran's oil wells, this turned into a major war between the two countries. This, in turn, cause world oil prices to shoot to the heavens. This, in turn, destroyed the US economy, fueled hyper-inflation and gave us all great, great grief. If we knew it would send oil to over $150 a barrel in today's inflationary dollars, we would have begged Saddam to NOT invade Iran!
But we did the opposite. China has made it very clear: the West can negotiation and stop the violent threats and rhetoric or they will be facing a huge coalition in the UN led by China, the third world, South America, a host of nations condemning the war the G7 seem stupidly to launch.