Friday, January 17, 2020

SUOMI -- Manlio Dinucci -- Yhdysvaltain strategia ja kaasuputkisodan kustannukset meille

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 Yhdysvaltain strategia ja kaasuputkisodan kustannukset meille 
 Manlio Dinucci



Huolimatta meneillään olevasta, mutkikkaasta presidentti Trumpin virkasyytöstä koskevasta taistelusta republikaanit ja demokraatit laskivat senaatissa aseensa äänestääkseen lähes yksimielisesti ankarien sanktioiden määräämisestä North Stream 2:n rakennukseen osallistuville yhtiöille, putken joka kaksinkertaistaisi venäläisen kaasun kuljetuksen Saksaan Itämeren yli. Pääasialliset uhrit olivat eurooppalaiset yhtiöt, jotka olivat auttaneet rahoittamaan 11 miljardin dollarin hankkeen venäläisen Gazprom-yhtiön kanssa. Siinä ovat mukana myös itävaltalainen Omy-yhtiö, englantilais-hollantilainen Royal Dutch Shell, ranskalainen Engie, saksalaiset Uniper ja Wintershall, italialainen Saipem ja sveitsiläinen Allseas.
Yhdysvallat varoittaa North Streamin kaksinkertaistamisen lisäävän Euroopan riippuvuutta Venäjän kaasusta. Se on ennen kaikkea huolissaan siitä, että Itämeren putki kulkee Venäjän, Suomen, Ruotsin ja Saksan merialueiden kautta, välttäen siten Visegrad-ryhmän maat (Tsekki, Slovakia, Puola ja Unkari), Baltian maat ja Ukrainan. Toisin sanoen Euroopan maat, joilla on läheisimmät suhteet Washingtoniin Naton kautta (ja näihin meidän on pakko lisätä Italia).
Tästä om todisteena se, että North Stream 2 -sanktiot sisältyvät National Defense Authorization Act  -säädökseen, joka tilikautena 2020 myöntää Pentagonille jättimäiset 738 miljardia dollaria uusiin sotiin ja aseisiin (myös avaruusaseisiin), ja kun tähän lisätään muut hallinnolliset menot, ne nostavat Yhdysvaltain armeijan menot noin 1000 miljardiin dollariin. North Stream 2:een kohdistetut taloudelliset sanktiot ovat osa poliittis-sotilaallista Venäjän vastaisuuden lisääntymistä.
Tätä vahvistaa myös se, että Yhdysvaltain kongressi ei ole asettanut sanktioita ainoastaan North Stream 2:lle vaan myös Turk-Streamille, joka valmistuessaan tuo Venäjältä kaasua Mustanmeren yli Itä-Traakiaan, pieneen eurooppalaiseen osaan Turkkia. Sieltä Venäjän kaasua toimitettaisiin Bulgariaan, Serbiaan ja muihin Euroopan maihin. Tämä on Venäjän vastaisku Yhdysvaltain menettelylle, joka onnistui pysäyttämään South Stream -putken vuonna 2014. South Streamin oli tarkoitus yhdistää Venäjä Italiaan Mustanmeren kautta ja maateitse Tarvisioon (Udineen). Silloin Italiasta olisi tullut EU:ssa vaihtoehtoinen kaasuntoimituspaikka, mistä koituisi merkittäviä taloudellisia etuja. Obaman hallinto onnistui romuttamaan projektin yhteistoiminnassa Euroopan Unionin kanssa.
Saipem-yhtiö (Italian Eni Group), johon taas kerran vaikuttivat Yhdysvaltain sanktiot North Stream 2:a vastaan, kärsi vakavasti South Streamin pysäyttämisestä – 2014 se menetti 2,4 miljardin euron arvoiset sopimukset, joihin olisi lisätty muita sopimuksia mikäli projekti olisi jatkunut. Mutta tuolloin kukaan Italiassa tai EU:ssa ei protestoinut Yhdysvaltain järjestämää projektin hautaamista vastaan. Nyt ovat kyseessä Saksan intressit, ja Saksassa ja EU:ssa kuullaan kriittisiä ääniä Yhdysvaltain North Stream 2 -sanktioista.
Mitään ei mainita siitä tosiasiasta, että Euroopan Unioni on tehnyt sopimuksen tuoda Yhdysvalloista  nesteytettyä maakaasua (LNG), jota eristetään bitumisesta liuskeesta tuhoavalla tekniikalla hyötysuunnassa (murtamalla). Vahingoittakseen Venäjää Yhdysvallat pyrkii vähentämään sen kaasunvientiä EU:hun, pakottaen eurooppalaiset kuluttajat maksamaan laskun. Sen jälkeen kun presidentti Donald Trump ja Euroopan komission puheenjohtaja Jean-Claude Juncker heinäkuussa 2018 allekirjoittivat yhteisen lausunnon, the Joint Statement of 25 July: European Union imports of U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), EU on kaksinkertaistanut LGN-tuonnin Yhdysvalloista, aloittaen yhteisistä 656 miljoonan euron 




DECLARATION OF FLORENCE

Manlio Dinucci


Geographer and geopolitical scientist. His latest books are Laboratorio di geografia, Zanichelli 2014 ; Diario di viaggio, Zanichelli 2017 ; L’arte della guerra / Annali della strategia Usa/Nato 1990-2016, Zambon 2016, Guerra Nucleare. Il Giorno Prima 2017; Diario di guerra Asterios Editores 2018, Premio internazionale per l'analisi geostrategica assegnato il 7 giugno 2019 dal Club dei giornalisti del Messico, A.C.

Pepe Escobar -- Battle of the Ages to stop Eurasian integration

Battle of the Ages to stop Eurasian integration

By Pepe Escobar – posted with permission
Coming decade could see the US take on Russia, China and Iran over the New Silk Road connection

Iranian seamen salute the Russian Navy frigate Yaroslav Mudry while moored at Chabahar on the Gulf of Oman during Iran-Russia-China joint naval drills. The photo was provided by the Iranian Army office on December 27, 2019. Photo: AFP / HO / Iranian Army office
The Raging Twenties started with a bang with the targeted assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani.
Yet a bigger bang awaits us throughout the decade: the myriad declinations of the New Great Game in Eurasia, which pits the US against Russia, China and Iran, the three major nodes of Eurasia integration.
Every game-changing act in geopolitics and geoeconomics in the coming decade will have to be analyzed in connection to this epic clash.
The Deep State and crucial sectors of the US ruling class are absolutely terrified that China is already outpacing the “indispensable nation” economically and that Russia has outpaced it militarily. The Pentagon officially designates the three Eurasian nodes as “threats.”
Hybrid War techniques – carrying inbuilt 24/7 demonization – will proliferate with the aim of containing China’s “threat,” Russian “aggression” and Iran’s “sponsorship of terrorism.” The myth of the “free market” will continue to drown under the imposition of a barrage of illegal sanctions, euphemistically defined as new trade “rules.”
Yet that will be hardly enough to derail the Russia-China strategic partnership. To unlock the deeper meaning of this partnership, we need to understand that Beijing defines it as rolling towards a “new era.” That implies strategic long-term planning – with the key date being 2049, the centennial of New China.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Video: How and Why Iran Shot Down Ukrainian Boeing

Video: How and Why Iran Shot Down Ukrainian Boeing

On January 10, SouthFront released a video entitled “What’s Behind Boeing Crash In Iran” on the January 8 airliner crash near Tehran. This video was produced because the Iranian side released new facts and details regarding the incident.
The Iran Air Defense Forces brought down the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 (Flight PS752) near Tehran due to “a human error”, the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said in an official statement on January 11. The statement denounced the previous Iranian main version that the tragedy was a result of technical malfunction.
The data provided in the statement of the General Staff, and the press conference of the Head of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) provide the following chain of events:

‘Totally incomprehensible’: ’Fake officer’ lied his way into Swedish military intel & NATO, hid forged credentials for decade

‘Totally incomprehensible’: ’Fake officer’ lied his way into Swedish military intel & NATO, hid forged credentials for decade

‘Totally incomprehensible’: ’Fake officer’ lied his way into Swedish military intel & NATO, hid forged credentials for decade
A Swedish man with no official training faked his way into the top ranks of Swedish military intelligence, helming sensitive projects before he was posted to NATO and later the Coast Guard. How did this happen?

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Søren Roest Korsgaard -- One World Digital Dictatorship


Introduction
Dystopian classics are back into the spotlight, like Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984. They have roared back onto bestseller lists due to whistleblowers’ exposés of government imperialism and totalitarian surveillance of their citizens and foreigners. While the kakistocracy and dystopian surveillance state depicted in 1984 undoubtedly reflected, to some extent, contemporary sociopolitical realities, Orwell extrapolated worst-case scenarios set as warnings for future generations. 
Nonetheless, his book and implicit warnings seem to have been ignored  as an authoritarian surveillance state is now a reality for most people in first and second world countries. In lieu of accountability for criminal mass-surveillance or these revelations deterring or limiting the prying eyes of government-sponsored spy programs, the establishment in conjunction with their media platforms has used it to their full advantage, almost as if they, themselves, masterminded the leaks.
Rather than being dismantled, the establishment has openly added advanced surveillance technology to their arsenal in their cataclysmic War on Truth. The mainstream media now parallels Orwell’s Ministry of Truth that broadcasts official explanations, while it effectively neutralizes those who venture outside the parameters of government-approved thinking, which so often equates to threatening their interests. 
While the current Western population control via advanced surveillance technology and social engineering is unparalleled in history, China has nevertheless rolled out a system that sets new standards for government control, the so-called social credit system. In a few decades from now, if the Chinese government succeeds, those who are imprisoned by the social crediting system will have no reference point or conception of freedom; digital tyranny will have become the norm. 
To some extent, Western policymakers have been apprehensive of the Chinese program, but as we shall see, it is nevertheless evident that they themselves are working diligently behind the scenes to implement the same technology that makes the Chinese digital prison possible.

New York City Prepares Nuclear Option


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By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, January 15, 2020
https://worldbeyondwar.org/new-york-city-prepares-nuclear-option/
There really only is one option when it comes to nuclear weapons, and that is to do everything we can to abolish them before they abolish us. New York City Council will be voting on January 28, 2020, to do its part by voting on two measures that already have enough sponsors to give them veto-proof majorities.
One is a bill that will create an “advisory committee to examine nuclear disarmament and issues related to recognizing and reaffirming New York city as a nuclear weapons-free zone.”
The second is a resolution that “calls upon the New York City Comptroller to instruct the pension funds of public employees in New York City to divest from and avoid any financial exposure to companies involved in the production and maintenance of nuclear weapons, reaffirms New York City as a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone, and joins the ICAN Cities Appeal, which welcomes the adoption of and calls on the United States to support and join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.”
The “whereas” clauses that lead up to the statement above are specific to New York City, but could be modified for any location on earth. They include these:
“Whereas, Catastrophic humanitarian and environmental consequences would result from any nuclear detonation in New York City and could not be adequately addressed; eliminating nuclear weapons remains the only way to guarantee that nuclear weapons are never used again under any circumstances; and . . .
“Whereas, New York City has a special responsibility, as a site of Manhattan Project activities and a nexus for financing of nuclear weapons, to express solidarity with all victims and communities harmed by nuclear weapons use, testing and related activities;”
The resolution makes clear that divestment will be no mere formality:
“Whereas, According to the 2018 report compiled by Don’t Bank on the Bomb, 329 financial institutions around the world including Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and JP Morgan Chase among others have invested through financing, manufacturing or production of nuclear weapons with BlackRock and Capital Group, the highest contributors among United States based financial institutions, with their investments totaling $38 billion and $36 billion respectively; and
“Whereas, The pension system for the City of New York retirees has significant investments in these financial institutions and other companies involved in producing key components for and maintaining nuclear weapons through equity holdings, bond holdings, and other assets, according to the annual report issued by the New York City Employees’ Retirement System;”
A large coalition of organizations has been supporting the resolution and bill that are now scheduled for a vote. Alice Slater, a Board Member of World BEYOND War, and the UN Representative of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, will be one of numerous individuals testifying on January 28th. The following is her prepared testimony:
____________ ________________ _______________ ______________
Dear Members of the New York City Council,
I am so deeply grateful and thankful to each one of that has sponsored this pending legislation, Res. 976 and Int.1621. Your willingness is laudable in showing the world that the New York City Council is stepping up to the plate and taking historic action to support the recent global efforts to finally ban the bomb! Your resolve to use the power and clout of New York City to call on our US government to sign and ratify the new Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons(TPNW) and to work for the divestment of NYC pensions from investments in nuclear weapons manufacturers is so greatly appreciated.

Putin proposes Federal Tax Service head Mishustin as next Prime Minister

Putin proposes Federal Tax Service head Mishustin as next Prime Minister

Putin proposes Federal Tax Service head Mishustin as next Prime Minister

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Normandy format summit

Joint news conference following a Normandy format summit

https://tributetoapresident.blogspot.com/2019/12/joint-news-conference-following.html

Joint news conference following the Normandy format summit.

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PT -- VLADIMIR PUTIN na Sessão plenária do Fórum Económico Oriental

Excertos da transcrição da sessão plenária do Fórum Económico Oriental

THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS


The Putin Interviews
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TRIBUTE TO A PRESIDENT


NA PRMEIRA PESSOA

Um auto retrato surpreendentemente sincero do Presidente da Rússia, Vladimir Putin

CONTEÚDO

Prefácio

Personagens Principais em 'Na Primeira Pessoa'

Parte Um: O Filho

Parte Dois: O Estudante

Parte Três: O Estudante Universitário

Parte Quatro: O Jovem especialista

Parte Cinco: O Espia

Parte Seis: O Democrata

Parte Sete: O Burocrata

Parte Oito: O Homem de Família

Parte Nove: O Político

Apêndice: A Rússia na Viragem do Milénio


DANIELE GANSER

contaminação nos Açores



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