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Oct 07 11:10

How Putin will Win in Syria

By most accounts, the conflict had deteriorated into a stalemate. Now, with Russia in the picture, that’s changed. Now the table is clearly tilted in Syria’s favor.…

The reason Putin will succeed where the US failed in its war on ISIS, is because the Russian air-strikes are going to be accompanied by a formidable mop-up operation that will overpower the jihadi groups on the ground. This is already happening as we speak. The Russian Air Force has been pounding terrorist targets across the Idlib Governorate for the last few days as well as ISIS strongholds in the East at Raffa. Putin is going to cut through these guys like crap through a goose.

Putin is not going to stop for anything or anyone. He’s going to nail these guys while he has them in his gun-sights, then he’s going to wrap it up and go home.

Oct 07 10:23

Once the Biggest Buyer, China Starts Dumping U.S. Government Debt

Central banks around the world are selling U.S. government bonds at the fastest pace on record, the most dramatic shift in the $12.8 trillion Treasury market since the financial crisis.

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The Federal Reserve simply buys up all those treasuries with money they create out of thin air, and will soon "own" the US, all for the cost of ink and paper!

Oct 07 09:01

CHINA LOOKS TO QUELL DISSENT WITH 'CITIZEN SCORES,' A NUMBER THAT TRACKS PURCHASES, OPINIONS AND SOCIAL CIRCLES

China's plan to control the hearts, minds and internet connections of its citizens continues unimpeded. That's the great thing about authoritarian regimes: rollout of mandatory programs is usually only a problem of logistics, not opposition.

The Chinese government has mandated a rating system for all of its connected citizens. It looks like a credit rating but goes much deeper than just tying a measurement of financial risk to a number. It's a way of defining who someone in terms of the government's desires and aims. And its desires aren't all that honorable.

Everybody is measured by a score between 350 and 950, which is linked to their national identity card. While currently supposedly voluntary, the government has announced that it will be mandatory by 2020...

Oct 07 08:51

CHINA LOOKS TO QUELL DISSENT WITH 'CITIZEN SCORES,' A NUMBER THAT TRACKS PURCHASES, OPINIONS AND SOCIAL CIRCLES

China's plan to control the hearts, minds and internet connections of its citizens continues unimpeded. That's the great thing about authoritarian regimes: rollout of mandatory programs is usually only a problem of logistics, not opposition. The Chinese government has mandated a rating system for all of its connected citizens. It looks like a credit rating but goes much deeper than just tying a measurement of financial risk to a number. It's a way of defining who someone in terms of the government's desires and aims. And its desires aren't all that honorable

Oct 07 06:35

Top 10 Toxic Fake Food Items Produced In China

Some Chinese websites have come out with instructional videos on how to make $70 a day by producing and selling fake eggs. The chemicals that are required are “Alginic Acid, Potassium Alum, Gelatin, Calcium Chloride, water and artificial color.” The eggshells are made from Calcium Carbonate. Eating these eggs may cause memory-loss…

Oct 07 04:21

How Putin will Win in Syria

The reason Putin will succeed where the US failed in its war on ISIS, is because the Russian air-strikes are going to be accompanied by a formidable mop-up operation that will overpower the jihadi groups on the ground. This is already happening as we speak. The Russian Air Force has been pounding terrorist targets across the Idlib Governorate for the last few days as well as ISIS strongholds in the East at Raffa. Putin is going to cut through these guys like crap through a goose.

So the Russian people are proud of the way Putin is fighting the war on terror. Is there something wrong with that? Many Americans are old enough to remember a time when they were proud of their own country too, when it actually stood up for the principles it espouses in its founding documents. That was quite a while ago though, sometime back in the “pre-Gitmo” era”.

Oct 06 10:06

US May Accelerate Rise of China's Renminbi by Playing With Debt Ceiling

By playing with the debt ceiling Washington may accelerate the rise of a bipolar monetary order, American economist Samuel Rines notes, considering China's renminbi a "realistic" threat to the dollar.

The US should be cautious about playing with the debt ceiling, Samuel Rines, an economist with Chilton Capital Management in Houston, notes, elaborating that it increases the risk of an accidental default.

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Oct 05 11:29

Five Leaders Challenging Western Imperialism through Diplomacy, Persuasion,and Public Pressure: Pope Francis, Vladimir Putin, Xi, Jinping, Hassan Rouhani, and Jeremy Corbyn

These five protagonists of a new global agenda differ from past critics from the left both in the style and substance of their politics.

Western imperialism, in all of its manifestation, is being challenged by five political leaders, through diplomacy, moral persuasion and public pressure.

In recent time, Pope Francis, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn have raised fundamental questions concerning (1) war and peace in the Middle East and the Caucuses; (2) climate change and the destruction of the environment; (3) economic sanctions, military threats and confrontation; and (4) growing inequalities of class, gender and race.

Oct 04 14:03

Obama Accuses Russia of Going After America’s “Good Guy Terrorists”

Moscow is supporting both countries (Syria and Iraq) in their proxy war against the ISIL which is supported by the US and its allies.

Until recently, the ISIS was known as Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). In 2014, it was renamed the Islamic State (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).

Russia is Now Involved in the War on Terrorism

A major turning point in the dynamics of the Syria-Iraq war is unfolding. Russia is now directly involved in the counter-terrorism campaign in coordination with the Syrian and Iraqi governments.

Oct 04 08:38

Breaking New Ground: China's Navy Tours Scandinavian Countries

Three naval ships of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), a missile destroyer, a missile frigate, and a replenishment ship, visited Denmark, Finland, and Sweden in the past two weeks on goodwill visits.

Oct 04 08:20

Dictatorship at Work: Homeland Security Detains Stockton Mayor, Forces Him To Hand Over His Passwords

Anthony Silva, the mayor of Stockton, California, recently went to China for a mayor's conference. On his return to San Francisco airport he was detained by Homeland Security, and then had his two laptops and his mobile phone confiscated. They refused to show him any sort of warrant (of course) and then refused to let him leave until he agreed to hand over his password

Oct 04 05:25

Thousands of religious prisoners in China had their livers, kidneys and corneas ripped out while they were ALIVE to sell to 'transplant tourists', claims new film

China harvested livers, kidneys, corneas and even hearts from tens of thousands religious prisoners while they were still alive and the world is paying no attention, according to a new documentary. Rumours of the live organ trade in China first surfaced in 2006, and have been supported by human rights lawyers, witnesses and even surgeons who admit having performed the operations.

Oct 03 09:26

Kaleidoscope of Power Games in the Middle-East

So it is alright for the CIA to train anti- Assad terrorists, but not for Russia to fight them on behalf of a democratically elected leader of a sovereign country?

How dare the Syrians elect a President whom a foreign nation – the US of A– wants to remove by it’s traditional ‘regime change’ approach for reasons of (US) ‘national security’ – what an outright BS! – It is no longer a secret that the PNAC (Plan for A New American Century) needs Syria to fall into equal disarray and chaos as did Iraq and Libya – and Sudan, Somalia, Central Africa; Lebanon and of course Iran – and on goes the list – for the ultimate goal: America’s absolute hegemony.

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Oct 02 19:35

The Real “Blowback” in Syria

snip: According to Al-Masdar Al-‘Arabi, a high-ranking Syrian army official has confirmed to the news site that Chinese involvement in the Syrian conflict is here: “the Chinese will be arriving in the coming weeks.” This follows a week of speculation piqued by the apparent deployment of a Chinese cruiser to the Mediterranean that Russian Senator Igor Morozov has asserted is taking part in Russia’s Syrian operations.

If these reports are true, then there is a significant shift taking place in the Syria narrative, long dominated by the West, the Gulf states, the Israelis, the Turks and their puppet organizations in the country. We are now witnessing the rise of a power bloc that contains the second and third largest militaries on the planet as well as the active cooperation of the governments actually effected by the ISIS invasion. That brings with it a legitimacy that the US and GCC could only wish for in the conflict.

Oct 02 12:05

Vladimir Putin’s Address to the United Nations Security Council. Video and Transcript

The UN General Assembly is the United Nations Organisation’s main consultative body and examines the principles for cooperation in ensuring international peace and security.

?The 70th anniversary of the United Nations is a good occasion to both take stock of history and talk about our common future.

THE VIDEO AND COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF PRESIDENT PUTIN’S ADDRESS?:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2015/10/vladimir-putins-address-to-the-united...

Oct 02 12:02

The Mind of Mr. Putin

Perhaps it is time to climb down off our ideological high horse and start respecting the vital interests of other sovereign nations, even as we protect and defend our own.

If America’s elites continue to assert their right to intervene in the internal affairs of nations, to make them conform to a U.S. ideal of what is a good society and legitimate government, then we are headed for endless conflict. And, one day, this will inevitably result in war, as more and more nations resist America’s moral imperialism.

Nations have a right to be themselves, Putin is saying.

Oct 01 21:19

US Complains As Russia Bombs its Terrorists

Russia is Bombing Al Qaeda

This leads back to the most recent New York Times article. Russia is not arbitrarily bombing “moderates” backed by the US in Syria to stave off allegedly “legitimate” opposition to the government in Damascus – Russia is bombing terrorists who are either operating under the banner of Al Qaeda but are portrayed as otherwise by the US, or will inevitably end up turning their fighters and weapons over to Al Qaeda. Russia is bombing Al Qaeda.

Some might consider doubling down on a policy of backing terrorists that will inevitably be revealed to the world, and a policy that has thus far failed to topple the Syrian government which is now being bolstered by Russian, Iranian, and possibly Chinese forces, is a policy that is ultimately doomed.

Oct 01 15:12

Showdown at the UN Corral – Raimondo

If there was any doubt that Washington has learned absolutely nothing since George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq, then President Obama’s address to the United Nations has confirmed the world’s worst fears. It was an oration that combined the most egregious lies with the wooly-minded “idealism” that has been such a destructive force in world affairs since the days of Woodrow Wilson.

Question: Were these US-funded Good Guys (in Syria) always Bad Guys in an ill-fitting disguise?

Oct 01 12:04

China begins disclosing information about its official foreign exchange reserves to IMF

China for the first time began to report its official foreign exchange reserves to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). According to IMF Director of the Communication Department Jerry Rice, China participates in the survey of COFER (Composition of official foreign exchange reserves) - IMF database, which reflects the structure of official foreign exchange reserves of 146 member countries. According to the information about the second quarter of this year, China's total reserves, which have been reported to the IMF amounted to $11.5 trillion. In the first quarter the amount was smaller - $11.4 trillion. the share of the US dollar significantly increased in the total reserves volume - to 58.2% against 53% in the previous report. At the end of the year the IMF should complete the next review of the basket of reserve currencies, which will be used by the Fund to form its own calculation unit - the so-called "Special Drawing Right" (SDR).

Oct 01 08:14

Another blast rocks China’s Liucheng County after series of deadly explosions

Another explosion has rocked Liucheng County in southern China, damaging a six-story building on Thursday – less than a day after a series of more than a dozen blasts killed seven people and injured more than 50.

The Thursday blast targeted a civilian building near the highway administration bureau in Liucheng, according to Xinhua. It was not immediately clear whether there were any casualties.

Sep 30 15:15

REAL FUNNY : Hillary Clinton Joked About Chinese Hacking Her Email

In a newly released Hillary Clinton email, Clinton jokes that the Chinese must have hacked her email.

Sep 30 13:44

Self-driving bus now a reality: Taking a ride in China

A leading Chinese bus manufacturer, Yutong, sent the prototype of a self-driving city bus on a 32km (20mi) long ride on an intercity road in Zhengzhou.

Sep 30 10:36

The Warmonger Presidential Candidates

...the compromised presidential candidates will never gain the guts to set into motion a true America First foreign policy.

In order to fully understand the primal betrayal of genuine American interests, our society has to face the hard reality that the NeoCons and Zionist Israel-First fifth column that controls the bureaucracy of selective orthodox government is the enemy of our own people.

Standing with Israel is a primary reason for the demise of the American Republic.

Illustrating this point, the debate statement from Carly Fiorina, Crackpot Warmonger, exposes the utter absurdity of subordinating our true interests to a rogue regime designed to cause chaos as the meanings to achieve regional dominance.

“On Day One in the Oval Office, I will make two phone calls, the first to my good friend Bibi Netanyahu to reassure him we will stand with the state of Israel.”

Sep 30 10:30

Obama’s Syria

Ending Syria’s horrific civil war is possible, but the political will to do so remains elusive.

Over the years the facts on the ground have changed in Syria – with the rise of the Islamic State being the deadliest new reality. But Washington and its regional allies remain focused on an illegal regime change in Damascus. The west is fighting the wrong war and will surely lose the peace.

Sep 30 10:25

China: Parcel bombs explode in at least 13 locations across Liucheng killing seven

Explosions were reported in a shopping centre, prison, county government offices, supermarket, vegetable market and a centre for disease control. "Witnesses saw vehicles damaged on the road, and there were people injured in the blasts," state-run Xinhua reported.

"Initial investigations showed that explosives could be inside express delivery packages," Xinhua added. Authorities have urged the public not to open parcels.

Sep 30 10:10

Regime Change as American as Apple Pie

US President Barack Obama is someone to almost pity. For he has the unenviable task of standing before the nations of the world and smugly spout endless falsehoods — as he did, yet again, during his address to the UN General Assembly.

Clandestine American-led interventions have fuelled the explosion in terror networks across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Yet amid this American legacy of international violence, Obama was charged with painting a rose-tinted view of the world that was breath-taking in its distortion and absurdity.

Sep 30 09:47

Video: First Russian Air Strike in Syria as WW Three Makes its Debut with Russia, China Combined Warning to NATO

It has been reported that the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has followed correctly its constitutional order when earlier on Wednesday the 162 member upper chamber of the Federal Assembly, Council of Federation, unanimously approved a Declaration of War requested by President Putin against the terrorist forces operating in the Levant known as the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and has begun combat operations and has warned the NATO nations of its intentions…

Sep 30 08:59

China’s military advisers ‘heading to Syria to help fight ISIS’ – report

China will be helping out the Syrian government in the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) by sending “military advisers,” media reports have claimed.
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“The Chinese will be arriving in the coming weeks,” a Syrian army official told the Lebanon-based news website Al-Masdar Al-‘Arabi.

The report claims that a Chinese naval vessel is on its way to Syria with dozens of “military advisers” on board. They will reportedly be followed by troops.

(Note: And this morning there was a coordinated letter bomb Terrorist Attack in China. Letter bombs have long be one of the preferred tools for Jewish Political Terrorist from The Stern Gang, The Irgun, The Purple Gang up to the Israeli Mossad)

Sep 30 08:44

15 massive blasts in Guangxi, China: At least 6 killed, 13 injured, police blame explosive parcels

At least six people were killed and dozens injured after parcels containing explosives caused massive explosions in Liucheng county and Liuzhou city, in China's north-central Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, CCTV reported. A suspect has been identified.

Up to 15 explosions were heard across the city between 3.15pm and 5pm.

Sep 30 07:11

Six killed in letter bomb blasts in south China

At least six people have been killed in a series of bombings that targeted more than ten locations, including public buildings, in southern China, state media report.

The bomb blasts took place on Wednesday, when 15 letter bombs exploded on the sites, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

“Initial investigation showed that explosives could be inside express delivery packages,” the report said.

The blasts that occurred on the eve of China’s National Day holidays reportedly hit at least 13 locations in Liucheng County in the southern region of Guangxi and left dozens of people wounded.

Sep 29 18:48

Did China Just Hit Mach 5?

On a night apparently in early September, at a flight test center somewhere in China, a dark-painted airplane reportedly took off on a momentous mission—to fly faster than five times the speed of sound, then return safely to Earth.

The airborne experiment, allegedly involving a manned aircraft with a human pilot aboard, marked a huge leap forward for China as it competes with the United States to develop warplanes and missiles capable of so-called “hypersonic” flight—so fast that they’re almost impossible to shoot down or dodge.

Yes, the September test was a massive technological step. But only if ... it actually happened. For as suddenly and dramatically as the news of the aerial trial broke, it quickly evaporated. Now it’s not clear what, if anything, actually occurred in the sky over that Chinese airfield.

Sep 29 17:03

There will be no Third World War

On the other hand.......

The liberal hawks and the neo-conservatives have been unable to provoke the confrontation with Russia for which they were trained during the Cold War. Finally, the voice of reason has prevailed. While discrete negotiations are under way to seek an end to the crisis in Ukraine, Russia and China are preparing to convince the United States and their allies to participate in a global alliance against Islamic terrorism. After 5 years of tension, both the project for the seizure of power by the Muslim Brotherhood - the « Arab Spring » - and the proclamation of a Caliphate have failed. Peace is saved.

Sep 28 14:11

China to commit 8,000 troops, $1bln for UN global peace effort

8,000 Chinese troops will join United Nations peacekeeping force, President Xi Jinping told the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. That could make Beijing one of the top players in UN peacekeeping efforts. “China will join the new UN peacekeeping capability readiness system, and has thus decided to take the lead in setting up a permanent peacekeeping police squad,” Xi said.
In his address, Xi also said that China is set to establish a ten year, $1 billion Peace and Development Fund, aimed at supporting the UN’s work.

Sep 28 13:03

Brainless in Washington

Washington’s IQ follows the Fed’s interest rate — it is negative. Washington is a black hole into which all sanity is sucked out of government deliberations.

Washington’s failures are everywhere visible. We can see the failures in Washington’s wars and in Washington’s approach to China and Russia.

Sep 28 11:40

China ready to join international fight against terrorism — foreign ministry

China is ready to join the international fight against any forms of terrorism, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei told a regular news conference while commenting on information in some media about Chinese warships near Syria being ready to take part in a mission against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization.
However, the spokesman could not confirm information about Chinese warships near the Syrian coast being ready to patrol the region. "As for the situation you are asking about," he told the reporter who asked the question, "I do not have that information."

Sep 28 10:24

China will cancel debts to the world's least developed nations.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to establish a $2bn (£1.3bn) fund to assist developing countries and to significantly increase investment.
Addressing a UN summit on development goals, Mr Xi said investment would reach $12bn over the next 15 years.

Sep 27 20:48

Putin and Xi rock da house: Escobar

the stories not covered by the lamestream media tell us so much more

Sep 27 16:42

Did The PBOC Covertly Buy 1,747 Tonnes Of Gold In London?

China. This started to change on 18 September 2013 when I published my first analysis on the structure of the Chinese gold market with the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) at its core; a topic that since then has been discussed by researchers at investment banks, in the blogosphere and in the mainstream media. The Western gold space has learned a great deal about the Chinese gold market and global gold flows, though we’re always left with loose ends. For example, the issue regarding PBOC gold purchases; how much gold do they truly have and where was it bought? Does the PBOC buy 400-ounce Good Delivery (GD) bars in London and covertly transports these gold bars to its gold vaults in China mainland, or are the Good Delivery gold bars shipped to Switzerland, refined into 1 Kg 9999 gold bars, sent forward to the Chinese mainland where they’re required to be sold through the SGE gold exchange and from where they can be bought (in clear sight) by the PBOC.

Sep 27 14:36

Lawyers to look at decision to veto Lochinver station purchase

Chinese bring in lawyers to look at ministers’ decision to veto farm buy, reports Fran O’Sullivan.

The huge Lochinver sheep and cattle station near Taupo was to have fetched around $88 million.

A Chinese company headed by billionaire Jiang Zhaobai is actively considering a judicial review of the decision to veto an $88 million application to buy Lochinver station.

Cabinet ministers Paula Bennett and Louise Upston declined the application by a Shanghai Pengxin subsidiary because they did not consider the benefits to New Zealand resulting from the investment to be "substantial and identifiable".

Lawyers Chapman Tripp are expected to issue a legal opinion to the Chinese firm tomorrow. If the High Court action goes ahead it is expected to test the argument applied in assessing Pengxin's application.

Sep 27 09:00

The "Hard-Landing" Has Arrived: Chinese Coal Company Fires 100,000

In a move that would make even Hewlett-Packard's Meg Whitman blush, Harbin-based Heilongjiang Longmay Mining Holding Group, or Longmay Group, the biggest met coal miner in northeast China which has been struggling to reduce massive losses in recent months as a result of the commodity collapse, just confirmed China's "hard-landing" has arrived when it announced on its website it would cut 100,000 jobs or 40% of its entire 240,000-strong labor force.

Sep 27 08:11

Chinese troops to join Russian marines in Syria soon, says report

After the Russians and Iranians, Chinese troops reportedly are teaming up with the Syrian regime forces in what is being termed as thedeal that will allow President Bashar al-Assad to stay in power.
A report claims that a Chinese naval vessel carrying dozens of "military advisers" is on its way to Syria and the Chinese troops will then join with the "hundreds" of Russian soldiers.

"The Chinese will be arriving in the coming weeks," a Syrian army official told Lebanon-based news website -Al-Masdar Al-'Arabi.
The Chinese ship has crossed the Suez Canal in Egypt and is currently in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Translation: the US just blinked on Syria, and stepped back from the threshold initiating World War III there.

Now, the lies about Isis' and Al Quaeda's funding and direction are just about to crumble like a piece of crunchy peanut brittle.

It is now very simple for the American people: they cannot believe ANYTHING the US government, or their corporate whorespondents say, ever, again.

Sep 27 06:07

Obama, Putin to meet at a defining moment

The Russian state agency TASS is not given to speculating on the Kremlin leader’s activities. It is a ground rule set by Joseph Stalin when the agency was created in 1925. Therefore, we must accept as ‘breaking news’ the TASS’ Washington dateline report quoting ‘an informed source’ to the effect that a meeting between Russian president Vladimir Putin and US resident Barack Obama will take place next week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session.

Obama will do well to cut his way through the neocon shibboleth and comprehend that Russia has been largely reactive – be it in Ukraine, Syria or Afghanistan or on missile defence and the global strategic stability – whereas, the US has trampled on Russia’s vital and legitimate interests and core concerns like a rogue elephant. Amends need to be made. For far too long, Obama chose to tread the trodden path set by Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in the direction of ‘containment’ of Russia.

Sep 26 17:47

Chinese property investors rapidly disappearing from the auction room

Chinese property investors are rapidly disappearing from the auction room, says the boss of Auckland's biggest real estate agency.

Peter Thompson, of Barfoot & Thompson, blames financial instability in China for the dip in those bidding - partly fuelling the market slowdown. "There are a lot less Chinese in the auction room at the moment and at the open homes," he said.

"The market has changed and some of that is the Chinese buyers. There are more requirements in getting money out of China now and that is having an impact."

It comes months after leaked data released by the Labour Party, and published in the Herald, showed 39.5 per cent of Auckland house sales between February and April were to people with Chinese surnames, despite people of Chinese ethnicity making up just nine per cent of the population.

Labour said the data suggested non-resident Chinese buyers were targeting the Auckland housing market, driving up house prices.

Sep 26 15:19

HACKING MAP: Watch live as 'China launches countless hack attacks on UK and USA'

According to self-proclaimed "spooky company" Norse Corp, which is staffed by ex-NSA (National Security Agency) and US military staff, this is how global cyber warfare plays out on a daily basis in 2015.

The "shady" corporation has developed a realtime interactive map that shows users hacking attempts and cyber attacks from the four corners of the Earth as they happen.

The map today showed the bulk of attacks - which are portrayed like laser beams blasting across the atlas of the world before striking their target which emits a wave of cyber ripples - were coming from rising superpower China.

http://map.norsecorp.com/

Sep 26 13:10

Defence China

The Defence Minister left New Zealand today for an official visit to China as tensions heightened in the South China Sea over disputed islands. Preparing to meet some of China's military leaders, Gerry Brownlee said he hoped to understand China's views on several "regional and global issues."

This week, Jane's Information Group said China completed the runway on Fiery Cross Reef, its largest base in the Spratly Islands." The completion of the runway could enable China to accelerate construction on the new island and to start patrols over the disputed islands," Jane's reported.

Fiery Cross Reef, the biggest new landmass China had built in the Spratlys, was a possible future hub for Chinese operations in the Sea, Jane's added. The development came as Jane's also said an unidentified hull in an advanced state of construction at Dalian shipyard could be China's first indigenous aircraft carrier.

Sep 26 06:25

No Brains In Washington – Paul Craig Roberts

Washington’s IQ follows the Fed’s interest rate — it is negative. Washington is a black hole into which all sanity is sucked out of government deliberations. -- Washington’s failures are everywhere visible. We can see the failures in Washington’s wars and in Washington’s approach to China and Russia.

Sep 25 21:22

Iran’s ‘take’ on Russian build-up in Syria

Things were going splendidly for Israel until Russia arrived on the scene as the great ‘spoiler’.

The first detailed Iranian commentary on the Russian military build-up in Syria appeared in a Fars news agency piece.

The Iranian interpretation runs counter to the story being spread by Israel and right-wing American propagandists that the Russian forces intend to join the war in Syria.

The Israeli media even claimed that the Russian intervention in Syria is in active collaboration with the so-called Quds Force of the IRGC. The Israeli disinformation aims to put pressure on the Barack Obama administration not to coordinate with Russia over Syria.

Sep 25 21:15

Pope Francis Confronts Right Wing Media Vitriol

Pope Francis responded by turning the other cheek.

American right-wing media commentators are trying desperately to gang up on the head of the Catholic Church.

A video compilation of some of the venom and hatred which greeted Pope Francis on his first ever Papal trip to the U.S. are a series of false and ignorant hatred rants.

Sep 25 21:12

Who Wants a Third World War?

Chinese President Xi Jinping surfs the USA in his first state visit almost simultaneously as Pope Francis. It will be fascinating to observe how the hyperpower’s decision centers will react to this double exposure to dialectical materialism — with Chinese characteristics — and the in thesis “under reconstruction” Catholic Church.

Now compare the Pentagon pivoting — the China chapter — with what IT America wants; business, a lot of business, which implies, obviously, no sanctions.

And then there’s what the Masters of the Universe really crave; some form of coercion that would lead Beijing to open its coveted financial market to the mega-speculative financial casino of the US Big Bank system. That is not happening — as the White House has absolutely no leverage on the matter.

Sep 25 11:54

China Opens 600-Feet-High Glass-Bottomed Bridge in Canyon That Inspired 'Avatar'

China has just opened its first glass-bottomed suspension bridge, and being nearly 600-feet-high and 1,000-feet-long, it definitely isn't for the faint of heart.

The high-altitude, transparent bridge opened this past Thursday in Zhangjiaje Grand Canyon in central China's Hunan province, according to Chinese newspaper, the People's Daily.

The canyon, which is a part of the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park, reportedly inspired the world of James Cameron's "Avatar," the China Daily reported, adding that a sky column similar to one seen in the movie, was renamed "Avatar Hallelujah Mountain" in 2010.

Sep 25 11:21

Is China Sending Troops To Syria?

By Brandon Turbeville

The situation is heating up in Syria yet again. If reports coming from Almasdar News are accurate, another troop deployment will soon be about to take place – in addition to the 2,000 Russian troops who arrived earlier this week. This time, however, the troops are coming from China...

Sep 25 11:11

The Sneering at China’s President Xi

In mainstream U.S. media, it’s always a “safe play” for pundits to sneer at foreign leaders and countries that interfere with American hegemony, thus guiding the public toward unnecessary hostilities, a phenomenon now playing out in the treatment of China and President Xi, writes Dan Steinbok.

Sep 25 10:14

China conducts debut launch of Long March-11 carrier rocket

China has successfully conducted debut launch of Long March-11 (Changzheng) carrier rocket, the country’s Central television reported on Friday.
The launch took place from the Jiuquan cosmodrome in northwestern China’s Gansu province. The rocket carries four microsatellites.
Long March-11 is a solid-fueled launch vehicle developed by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT). The designers said the most powerful solid-rocket motor that is manufactured in China is installed on it.

Webmaster addition: THIS MISSILE WAS BUILT IN PART WITH THE TECHNOLOGY CLINTON ALLOWED CHINA TO OBTAIN IN EXCHANGE FOR CAMPAIGN DONATIONS BACK IN 1996!

Sep 25 05:09

Russia’s False Hopes

Russia so desperately desires to be part of the disreputable and collapsing West that Russia is losing its grip on reality.

Despite hard lesson piled upon hard lesson, Russia cannot give up its hope of being acceptable to the West. The only way Russia can be acceptable to the West is to accept vassal status.

Sep 24 17:49

The Stock Markets Of The 10 Largest Global Economies Are All Crashing, But Most Americans Still Don’t Seem Very Alarmed

You would think that the simultaneous crashing of all of the largest stock markets around the world would be very big news. But so far the mainstream media in the United States is treating it like it isn’t really a big deal. Over the last sixty days, we have witnessed the most significant global stock market decline since the fall of 2008, and yet most people still seem to think that this is just a temporary “bump in the road” and that the bull market will soon resume. Hopefully they are right.

Sep 24 12:33

AIPAC’s Democrat Problems Go Beyond Obama

Last week, journalists Josh Rogin and Eli Lake published a piece at Bloomberg Businessweek explaining how the influential pro-Israel lobby AIPAC came to be defeated in the biggest fight in a generation. The story holds important truths. It’s essentially about the tough spot AIPAC was put in by the Obama administration’s hardball tactics to protect the achievement of the nuclear deal with Iran, hardly a surprise given the stakes at hand.

Sep 24 12:22

What the Church could learn from Harley-Davidson

Cut the frills, leave out the unnecessary. Keep it simple, honest and uncompromising...

Give us a new bare-bones, stripped-back, “Dark Custom” Christianity

It’s the journey, not the destination

A million bikers with attitude could tear up the tarmac and thunder through Westminster and Washington to express civil society’s disgust… if they had a mind to.

To quote Harley : “Let’s ride. Grab life by the throttle!”

Sep 24 12:07

China ready to send troops to Syria if the Assad regime is threatened

High source of Hezbollah said the radio "Voice of Beirut" that China will help Bashar al-Assad, if the Chinese leadership is considered that the survival of the Syrian regime in danger.
According to sources from Hezbollah, the official Beijing has no intention to restrict symbolic participation. They also argue that the transfer of soldiers People's Liberation Army of China in Syria can begin in the near future.
At the same time, representatives of the Syrian opposition advise that similar statements Hezbollah take with a grain of salt. In their view, it is a propaganda campaign Assad, whose aim is that his regime is benefiting from international support.
Recall, in the leadership of the EU is a noticeable rift on the future of Bashar al-Assad. Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel became the first influential Western leader who has abandoned the requirement to replace the Syrian leader. Against that, he was President of France Francois Hollande.

Sep 23 14:56

Who Wants a Third World War?

Wishful thinking about China crashing is nonsense. Those days of the Cultural Revolution are long gone. China is slowly but surely shifting towards a spectacular new paradigm of integrating the whole of Eurasia into a booming industrial renaissance. Every change in China points towards this transition.

The transition also means a shift away from the massive export linkage to the US and EU and a more balanced economy across Eurasia, while keeping trade/commerce as much as possible with the West.

Does this feel like a state/civilization that craves a Third World War?

Sep 23 13:34

Chinese Military Personnel Expected to Arrive in Syria

The recent arrival of the Russian Marines and Air Force to the Syrian port-city of Tartous has generated a significant amount of interest around the world, as the possibility of Russia’s direct military intervention becomes the focal point of the war on ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham).

Sep 23 13:15

Turkish-Uyghur Terror Inc. – America’s Other Al Qaeda

Because it relatively poorly understood and under-reported in comparison to other more notorious terrorist groups, the Turkish-Uyghur terror network is perhaps more dangerous and of greater utility to the United States and its allies presently versus their increasingly exposed Al Qaeda legions.

The genesis of modern Turkish-sponsored terrorism, like Al Qaeda, also originates from the Cold War. Part of the wider stay-behind networks known as “Gladios” created by NATO to allegedly fight Soviet forces in the event of a Soviet invasion and occupation of Western Europe, these terrorist groups were instead turned against the population of NATO member states and engaged in violence, terrorism, mass murder, and assassinations. A group of ultra-nationalists known as the “Grey Wolves” would be cultivated for this task within Turkey.

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Sep 23 09:16

Who Wants a Third World War?

What Washington really craves is some form of coercion that would lead Beijing to open its coveted financial market to the mega-speculative financial casino of the US Big Bank system. That is not happening - as the White House has absolutely no leverage on the matter.

Sep 23 08:17

Xi Jinping: China Is Ready To Work Together With US To Build A Peaceful Cyberspace

China's President Xi Jinping kicked off his first state visit to the United States by denying claims that the Asian power engages in commercial cybercrime and by calling on the two countries to work together to fight hackers. Xi delivered his remarks at a Tuesday dinner in Seattle, speaking to an audience of 800 U.S. and Chinese business and government leaders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US (and Israel) are the hackers! That is why NSA never finds any of them! Hackers are like ISIS and Al Qaeda; portrayed as enemies of the US but actually tools of the US Government's imperialistic agenda.

Sep 23 07:53

Chinese jet nearly collides with American spy plane gathering intelligence off China's coast in dangerous mid-air interception

An American spy plane had a near miss after a Chinese jet intercepted it over the Yellow Sea in an dangerous mid-air stunt.

The U.S. RC-135 had been gathering electronic intelligence when the interceptor flew in front - in a maneuver described as 'unsafe' by the American crew.

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook confirmed the department was reviewing a report of the incident on September 15 which occurred some 80 miles east off China's Shandong Peninsula.

Sep 22 08:45

Update: A US petition calling for Netanyahu’s arrest

Benjamin Netanyahu is to hold talks in New york this September. Under international law he should be arrested for war crimes upon arrival in the U.S for the massacre of over 2000 civilians in 2014.

PETITION SIGNATURES NEEDED BY OCTOBER 08, 2015 TO REACH GOAL OF 100,000

94,758

TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION

5,242

Why the huge difference between US and the Brits?

Last summer, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge, a bloody war against Gaza that killed about 2,300 Palestinians, the vast majority of whom were civilians, including over 500 children. The attack also devastated Gaza’s infrastructure, and left about 500,000 people displaced or homeless. These war crimes and others, like Israel’s recent attack on the Freedom Flotilla, which sought to bring medical aid and solar panels to the Port of Gaza, have given rise to increased calls for Israel to be tried before the International Criminal Court.

Sep 22 08:17

Trump duped or worse in fundraiser speech to fake veterans group

Veterans for a Strong America and Trump! Who duped who?

Rachel Maddow reviews the background of the man behind Veterans for a Strong America, the beneficiary of a Donald Trump fundraiser speech on the USS Iowa, which does not appear to have any membership outside of chairman Joel Arends, and which today had its non-profit status revoked by the IRS.

Sep 22 08:13

UK Labour Party revolution

The election of veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn to lead the Labour Party in the UK is a revolution by all means. In a party grassroots election, the 66-year-old outsider defeated a line-up of traditional Labour candidates.

Corbyn’s victory was a rejection of Tony Blair’s wing as much as it was a swing to the left. Blair, who came back from hibernation to campaign against Corbyn, was rebuffed by the rank and file of the Labour Party. Party membership didn’t forgive Blair’s disgraceful servitude role to George Bush and his Israeli fabricated “dossier” to sell the invasion of Iraq.

Sep 22 08:09

Iran Key to Unlocking US Hypocrisy on Global Terrorism

Iran’s three decades of battling Western state-sponsored terrorism within its borders...

The Iranian authorities claim to have compiled records of 17,000 victims of terrorism committed by such groups as MEK and Jundallah since the 1979 revolution. Details were presented at a recent international conference held in Tehran.

As well as ordinary citizens, such as Masoumeh’s mother mentioned above, the targets of assassination have included high-profile public figures: Iranian members of parliament, attorneys, government ministers, army generals and newspaper editors. In one of the most audacious attacks, in 1981, Iran’s prime minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar and the country’s president Modhammad Ali Rajai were both killed in a bomb blast carried out on the premier’s residence in the capital, Tehran.

Sep 22 08:07

All Republican Presidential Candidates Stand For War

There is not a peaceful person among the Republican candidates. Even the female is heartless.

Here is Carla Fiorina at the debate describing the way she will lead us to Armageddon. She won’t talk to Putin, but she will send him “the message” via military threats:

“Having met Vladimir Putin, I wouldn’t talk to him at all. We’ve talked way too much to him. What I would do, immediately, is begin rebuilding the Sixth Fleet, I would begin rebuilding the missile defense program in Poland, I would conduct regular, aggressive military exercises in the Baltic states. I’d probably send a few thousand more troops into Germany. Vladimir Putin would get the message. . . . Russia is a bad actor, but Vladimir Putin is someone we should not talk to, because the only way he will stop is to sense strength and resolve on the other side, and we have all of that within our control. We could rebuild the Sixth Fleet. I will. We haven’t. We could rebuild the missile defense program. We haven’t. I will.”

Sep 22 07:13

Thorn in Pentagon's Side: China's New J-11D Jets Boast Advanced Features

Reportedly, the J-11D fighter jet is equipped with an active electronically scanned array (AESA), an air refueling system, and carries the fifth-generation PL-10 air-to-air missiles. Chinese media outlets claimed that it made its first flight in April 2015.

"China's Shengyang J-11 unlicensed derivative of the Russian-developed Su-27 Flanker has become the mainstay of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). While the Chinese-built jets are not able to match US-built fighters one-for-one, China is building a lot of them," US defense expert Dave Majumdar pointed out in his article for the National Interest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I question the claim the Chinese jets cannot match the US jets one for one. Certainly to look at the sales brochures for the F-22 and F-35 that is true, but the Pentagon has had to admit they cannot fix the F-22 problem suffocating the pilots, and the requirements for the F-35 keep getting scaled down so they can claim it is a success, except the Air Force has finally admitted the F-35 cannot dogfight at all!

Sep 21 11:41

China in Syria? Ready to Join Russia in ISIS fight

A new article reported that 3,500 Uyghurs are settling in a village near Jisr-al Shagour that was just taken from Assad, close to the stronghold of Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) that is in the Turkey-backed Army of Conquest. They are allegedly under the supervision of Turkish intelligence that has been accused of supplying fake passports to recruit Chinese Uyghurs to wage jihad in Syria.

Sep 21 04:13

Chinese Commodity Exchange to Open Trade Platform for Silk Road Countries

China's so-called One Belt, One Road government economic framework was announced in 2013 to integrate favorable trade and investment conditions in Eurasia. The project includes two main components, the terrestrial Silk Road Economic Belt and the oceanic Maritime Silk Road. "After three years of work we have completed the establishment of a mechanism of trade pricing. It will be officially launched within two months," Yan Dongsheng said at a conference.

Sep 21 02:10

The US Grand Strategy is Taking a U-turn

While analyzing the ongoing processes and events of today, one can get a strong impression that Washington “puppeteers” have decided to abandon the existing model of international relations to build a completely new one. The concept of globalization that has been pivotal for decades is now finally left aside, instead we are being presented with the concept of global instability, that should allow the US to preserve its domination in the world by destroying the stable political formations, which will ultimately become the breeding ground for numerous conflicts. In the meantime, Washington will be manipulating opposing regional parties in different parts of the world to make them confront each other.

Sep 20 17:17

China launches 20 micro satellites using new carrier rocket

China today successfully placed 20 micro satellites into space using its latest carrier rocket powered by pollution-free fuels, boosting the Communist giant's competitiveness in the global satellite launch sector, state media reported.

The rocket, Long March-6, was launched from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China's Shanxi Province which carried 20 micro-satellites into the space for space tests.

The new 29.3 metres high rocket, fuelled by liquid propellant made of liquid oxygen and kerosene, is China's first carrier rocket that uses fuel which is free of toxicity and pollution, Gao Xinhui, an official at China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, said.

"Using such propellant can cut costs by a great margin," state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Gao as saying.

Sep 20 10:27

If Assad asks, China can deploy troops to Syria

Turkey-backed Chinese Uyghur terrorists are gaining a stronghold in Syria from which to launch attacks on China.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right. Someone is going to launch an attack on China from inside Syria?

Sep 20 10:05

China in Syria? Ready to Join Russia in ISIS fight

Some pundits may point to China’s non-interference principle as an impasse to action. However, China’s non-interference principle is more in reference to meddling in other countries’ domestics politics, such as US/western penchant for intervention and violating other countries’ sovereignty to overthrow autocratic regimes they dislike. Non-interference policy does not mean inaction when China’s security and interests are threatened. It is not difficult for China to take action when its core interests are threatened–that means violation of its sovereignty, territorial integrity, economic development and regime survival. If Assad asks and gives permission for Russia, China and other SCO members to assist him militarily, that would be in accordance with international law.

Sep 20 03:54

US-China Relations: the Pentagon versus High Tech

Step by step, Washington is inexorably setting up a major provocation against China. Until now, the Obama regime tightened a military encirclement of China, expanding its armed forces agreements with Japan, the Philippines and Australia. In addition, it has promoted the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), a regional trade agreement which openly excludes China. Obama has ordered a major naval build-up in the South China Sea and embarked on extensive cyber-espionage of Chinese industries and the government via major US high-tech companies, as revealed by Edward Snowden in his release of confidential NSA documents.

Sep 19 12:14

The Republican Candidates Just Can’t Quit Neoconservatism

With the exception of Rand Paul, the GOP field remained in thrall to a bankrupt neoconservative ideology.

If the candidates’ positions on foreign policy were anything to go by, the neocon outlook—which is in essence a frightened, xenophobic, reflexive militarism—continues to have a stranglehold on a Grand Old Party, which cannot seem to shake some Very Bad Ideas.

Of the 11 candidates who made it to prime time, only Senator Rand Paul made the feeblest attempt to defy the GOP’s orthodox militarism

Sep 18 13:11

Migrants, Refugees, Clandestines and… Jihadis

What else is new? The Empire of Chaos specializes in breaking, not fixing.

The plight of the refugees could become the perfect excuse to precipitate a new R2P (responsibility to protect) war; Libya remixed, with fighting ISIL barely disguising the real agenda: regime change in Damascus.

So Europe has suddenly, miraculously “discovered” that the civil war/proxy war raging in Syria since early 2011 has hemorrhaged into an extremely serious refugee crisis.

European Sturm und Drang on what to do about the refugee drama is unprecedented in modern times. Bitterness permeates the fault lines separating fear and intolerance from generosity and solidarity.

Among quite a few progressive circles, there are widespread fears that the current Western media campaign centered on the plight of refugees may be a catalyst to prepare European-wide public opinion for an all-out war in Syria before the end of 2015.

Sep 18 13:07

A Refugee Crisis Made in America – Philip Giraldi

Will the U.S. accept responsibility for the humanitarian consequences of Washington-manufactured wars?

It is perhaps past time for Washington to begin to become accountable for what it does.

The world media is following the refugee crisis by focusing primarily on the inability of unprepared local governments to deal with the numbers of migrants, asking why someone somewhere can’t just “do something.” This means that somehow, as a result, the vast human tragedy has been reduced to a statistic and, inevitably, a political football.

Sep 18 09:47

US and China have escalating war of words over South China Sea territory dispute

Top US Navy commander calls for fresh patrols in the region

Sep 18 08:58

McCain pushes defense officials toward game of chicken in South China Sea

China’s campaign to solidify its claim over the South China Sea through artificial, militarized islands has never sat well with the United States.

But for the last few years, the U.S. Navy has avoided risking head-on confrontations to stop the construction.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain (R-Ariz.) would like to start.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, John.

Sep 18 02:47

Refugees as Weapon – and Germany shifting Alliances?

Germany alongside Russia might indeed defend and help preserve the Assad government, together with Iran the two stabilizing factors in the Middle East.

As a parallel or backup plan, the unholy alliance between Washington, NATO and Turkey agreed to open Turkey’s flood gates for refugees, actually promoting the exodus to gain free reign in the safe heavens and to build up a mass of refugees – most of whom want to flee to Germany – which in the right moment could be let go and cause the right pressure or destabilization effects in Europe. Well, this is just happening.

Sep 18 02:44

Putin’s Line in the Sand: No Regime Change in Syria

By allowing US F-16s to patrol the skies over Syria, Washington will impose a de facto no-fly zone over the country severely limiting Assad’s ability to battle the US-backed militias that have seized large swaths of the countryside and are now descending on Damascus.

The Syrian war can be divided into two parts: The pre-Incirlik period and the post-Incirlik period. The pre-Incirlik period is roughly the four year stretch during which US-backed Islamic militias and al Qaida-linked groups fought the Syrian army with the intention of removing President Bashar al Assad from power. This first phase of the war ended in a draw.

Sep 18 02:33

A US petition calling for Netanyahu’s arrest

The advantage of an official White House petition is the promise of official recognition and response if the goal is met.

Bibi will come to the U.N. in NYC in late September. There is now a US petition calling for his arrest. We would greatly appreciate if you can publicize.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/netanyahu-hold-talks-new-yor...

Sep 17 11:25

Obama Threatens Sanctions Against China If Hacks Continue

President Obama characterizes the hacking of American businesses by Chinese hackers as an "act of aggression" against the United States and promises his administration will take action against the Chinese if they don't stop.

Sep 16 17:27

A US petition calling for Netanyahu’s arrest

The advantage of an official White House petition is the promise of official recognition and response if the goal is met.

Benjamin Netanyahu is to hold talks in New york this September. Under international law he should be arrested for war crimes upon arrival in the U.S for the massacre of over 2000 civilians in 2014

SIGNATURES NEEDED BY OCTOBER 08, 2015 TO REACH GOAL OF 100,000

97,141

TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION

2,859

There are still only 2800 or so signatures. Why the huge difference between us and the Brits? Are American activists so jaded or discouraged?

Sep 16 15:41

China Liquidated A Record $83 Billion In Treasurys In July

According to TIC, China, between its mainland and Euroclear holdings, sold a record $83 billion in Treasurys in the month of July. It also means that China has liquidated a whopping $184 billion notional in US Treasurys in 2015. Finally, and here it the punchline: the sale of ~$83 billion took place in July. This is before China announced its devaluation on August 11 and before, as we also first reported, it sold another $100 billion in Treasurys in August.

Sep 16 14:31

A US petition calling for Netanyahu’s arrest

Bibi will come to the U.N. in NYC in late September. There is now a US petition calling for his arrest. We would greatly appreciate if you can publicize.

The advantage of an official White House petition is the promise of official recognition and response if the goal is met.

Sep 16 13:37

A Fly in the Ointment of Colbert’s Opening Show

We will be watching Stephen Colbert to see where his comedy takes him next.

While awaiting the final congressional vote that will confirm that President Obama has defeated the Zionist juggernaut which spent millions to block the Iran Nuclear deal, we must pause to consider a major moment in entertainment television.

The entertainment news has to do with the CBS network arrival of Stephen Colbert, who last week succeeded David Letterman as host of The Late Show (11:30 EST).

Even there, alas, the Zionist juggernaut lurks. You will have to look closely to see it, but there was a fly in the ointment of the otherwise successful launch of the next chapter of Colbert’s career.

Supporters of the BDS movement were quick to identify the fly.

Sep 16 13:34

RECKLESS HYPOCRISY – The Folly of Self-Righteous Indignation

Iran has not been and is not intending to build a nuclear arsenal; but who can admit that fact – Obama, Clinton, Kerry?

Could we expect President Obama to confess that Iran’s nuclear ambitions to develop a bomb has been a politically motivated fictional narrative serving other purposes? Could he advocate the idea that replacing Israel with Iran would be the most “advantageous” step to pursue America’s true strategic interests in the Middle East? No, not in this lifetime!

Therefore, the hardline, even sounding like a born again-neoconservative, rhetoric by Hillary Clinton that the United States under her presidency would take an extremely hawkish position against any Iranian intransigence is as genuine a threat as threatening to nuke Iran if the Supreme Leader jumps over the moon!! Iran has not been and is not intending to build a nuclear arsenal; but who can admit that fact – Obama, Clinton, Kerry?

Sep 16 13:31

Are Neocons an Existential Threat?

No one dares confront the existential question of whether the United States and the world can continue to tolerate and accommodate the neoconservatives.

Despite a record of unprecedented error, American neocons remain the dominant foreign policy force in Official Washington, demanding more “regime change” in the Middle East and a new Cold War that could heat up and end all life on the planet.

Sep 16 11:22

China ready to implement trade and economic agreements with SCO member countries

China’s trade turnover with SCO member countries has grown more than 10 times over the last 13 years and has reached $130 billion, Vice Minister of Commerce Qian Keming said on Wednesday. "In 2001, China’s trade turnover with SCO countries stood at $1.2 billion. In 2014, it grew to $130 billion, by more than 10 times," Qian said. China actively imports a wide range of goods from SCO member countries, he continued. "We import gas from Central Asia, Russian wood is used for manufacturing furniture, wheat from Kazakhstan is served at a Chinese table, cotton from Uzbekistan is used for manufacturing Chinese clothes, Tajikistan’s fruits are very popular on the Chinese market," he noted. The vice minister added that cooperation is also developing in such spheres as automotive industry, construction of power plants and supply of production equipment and computers. "Close economic ties facilitate the prosperity of our countries," Qian stressed.

Sep 15 17:59

Revolutionary 3D Printer Can Build 10 Houses In 24 Hours For Only $5,000 Each

By Amanda Froelich

To remedy the housing crisis, as well as the increasing demand for economical and sustainably-produced living spaces, many architects are experimenting with 3D printing.

One such designer is Ma Yihe, the owner of the private firm WinSun. According to BBC News, WinSun managed to produce 10 full-sized, detached single-story houses in just ONE day – a monumental achievement...

Sep 15 15:12

World War Three: Who Will Be Blamed?

If you want to start a to war, the unwashed masses must be convinced to send their brothers, sons and fathers to die on the front lines. The specter of an external enemy must be etched into their collective mind through trauma, exaggeration and repetition. History must be whitewashed, twisted and cherry picked down to a politicized nursery rhyme. At no point should the real motives or consequences of such an endeavor be discussed.

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Sep 15 07:36

Burned alive by Israelis

Incinerating humans whether in a gas chamber, military attack, by injecting petrol into the mouth or throwing a torch through a window all have one thing in common: burning is how racists manifest hate.

Five years ago at a stop during my book signing tour in San Diego, I met an adorable toddler named Farah.

She was being treated in the US for severe burns she received at the age of two.

Farah was one of thousands of civilians who were either injured or killed when Israel rained white phosphorus bombs on Gaza in 2008-2009.

The phosphorus that burned through Farah’s angelic flesh was American made and paid for by US taxpayers. Ironically, so was Farah’s treatment.

Last Sunday, mother of two Reham Dewabsha died from burn injuries.

Sep 14 21:33

Barclays Slashes China GDP Projections After Weak Data

When looking at forecasts for China’s GDP growth it’s best to ignore the projection itself and focus on the direction of the revision.

That is, there’s still a certain degree to which the sellside has to retain some semblance of politeness when it comes to estimating Chinese output and indeed, even if some trailblazing research team were to decide to break decorum and officially cut estimates to between 0% and 4% (which probably represents a more accurate estimation of how the economy is actually performing) it would be largely pointless because there’s exactly zero chance of the NBS admitting anything like that. Given that, it’s not so much about whether the number is 6.8% or 6.7 or 6.6%, it’s about whether analysts see continued downside risks on the horizon.

Sep 14 15:31

Glencore CEO: China Weaker than Expected

Sep 14 12:25

CHINA: HEAD TRANSPLANT TEAM SELECTED FOR 2017 OPERATION

The likely date and location for the first-ever human head transplant have been set, after the controversial Italian doctor that will lead the surgery said that he has selected his team of surgeons. Radical Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero has drawn fascination and criticism after he announced plans to cut off a man’s head and put it onto another body. Many had expected that the planned operation would probably never happen – but a team has now been appointed to lead the operation.

Sep 14 11:51

China’s Political Elite Take the Money and Run – Abroad

The Chinese government is keen to speak with a man named Ling Wancheng who’s hiding out somewhere in the United States under an assumed name – and not without good reason. Mr. Ling is the brother of Ling Jihua, a former high-ranking apparatchik of the Chinese government who was recently expelled from the Communist Party after being investigated for taking bribes and obtaining state secrets. The latter charge is particularly interesting because it suggests why Ling Wancheng is keeping a low profile. But it’s not the only reason.

Sep 14 09:39

US sanctions could promtp China to call off Xi visit: Report

US sanctions against Chinese companies could prompt Beijing to cancel President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States later this month, a report says.

The Financial Times reported earlier this month that the United States was preparing to impose sanctions against Chinese companies linked to the alleged cyber theft of American intellectual property.

Three US officials told the British newspaper on September 3 the sanctions possibly would be announced this week, just days ahead of the Chinese president’s visit.

Sep 13 12:08

Corbyn blows away the Blair/Brown minions

New Labour leader is smeared by panic-stricken Tories

There are high hopes that Corbyn, who is a patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, vice-chair of CND and national chairman of the Stop the War Coalition, will eventually break Britain out of the cycle of servitude to US neo-con and Zionist diktats.

As expected, the Tory Dirty Tricks Department were ready and waiting to put the boot in. No sooner had news of Jeremy Corbyn’s amazing leadership victory, with nearly 60% of first-choice votes, trickled through than Conservative Central Office began emailing all and sundry with their ludicrous smears.

Sep 13 12:05

9/11 Fourteen Years Later – Paul Craig Roberts

Factual evidence and science do not support Washington’s conspiracy theory.

The Neoconservatives were overjoyed by the arrival of the “New Pearl Harbor,” the necessary catalyst for launching their pre-planned wars.

Sep 13 03:16

How China Steals US Technology for Profit

Sep 12 17:20

U.S. Drops Charges That Professor Shared Technology With China

The schematics, prosecutors said, revealed the design of a device known as a pocket heater. The equipment is used in superconductor research, and Dr. Xi had signed an agreement promising to keep its design a secret.

But months later, long after federal agents had led Dr. Xi away in handcuffs, independent experts discovered something wrong with the evidence at the heart of the Justice Department’s case: The blueprints were not for a pocket heater.

Sep 12 11:35

Anti-austerity & anti-war Jeremy Corbyn elected UK Labour leader

“Welcome to our party, welcome to our movement. And I say to those returning to the party, who were in it before and felt disillusioned and went away: welcome back, welcome home.”

Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn elected with huge mandate

Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the British Labour party, in a stunning first-round victory that dwarfed even the mandate for Tony Blair in 1994.

Having been catapulted from a little-known member of parliament to leader of the opposition, he will now set about apologizing for the Iraq war and strongly opposing cuts to public services and welfare. He will start off on Saturday with a speech to a rally in London in support of refugees.

Sep 11 14:30

U.S. Afraid to Call China on Undeportable Illegals: “They Do Not Want These People Back.”

Illegal immigrants, shady individuals, violent criminals, and diplomatic strain.

The issue plagues America, but this part of the problem is not with Mexico or Latin American nations, but rather China.

In cities across America, U.S. immigration agents arrested more than two dozen Chinese nationals with unfulfilled deportation orders, telling them that after years of delay, China was finally taking steps to provide the paperwork needed to expel them from the U.S.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Sep 11 11:55

Tianjin’s Big Bang

Videos of the August 13 explosion at Tianjin are terrifying and amazing. Based on the seismic record, the second explosion was equivalent to the detonation of 21 tons of TNT.

It’s not difficult to understand why Xi Jinping might have, as Willie Lam alleges, entertained the notion that this was some sort of sabotage strike against his rule.

Sep 11 09:52

Flashback; Pope Benedict Welcomes Back Bishop Who Says '9/11 Was An Inside Job' (1/25/09)

Williamson had made a very eloquent speech outlining how 9/11 was an inside job. I applauded his speech , and as much as I'd have loved to hear a Catholic Bishop to state the truth as Williamson did, I had to point out that Williamson had been excommunicated some years ago and was not in union with the Catholic church. This has now changed! Pope Benedict XVI has reinstated Bishop Richard Williamson as of yesterday and it is making news today primarily because of Williamson's comments regarding the number of Jews killed in gas chambers during WWII.

Sep 10 14:24

“The powers that be seem more interested in hushing everyone up”: One Censored Account of a Tianjin Explosion Survivor

Foreign Policy claims the following excerpt is from a now deleted, censored account of someone who survived the Tianjin explosion from only blocks away.

It has been reported that the Chinese government is hurrying to jail bloggers and journalists who try and talk about the Tianjin explosion, and this narrative of government “sweepers” going through everyone’s home and quick payoffs with shady contracts certainly seems to support that.

With four different explosions now in a matter of weeks and no credible explanations from any government or mainstream media outlet, what is really going on over there?

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Sep 10 12:40

China's Model Is Broken - Jim Chanos

China is running out of room to borrow, says James Chanos, Kynikos founder & president, sharing his outlook on China's economy and political regime.

Sep 10 00:53

How Neocons Destabilized Europe

It will not be easy to rid the world of the grave dangers created by neocon policies.

The neocon prescription of endless “regime change” is spreading chaos across the Middle East and now into Europe, yet the neocons still control the mainstream U.S. narrative and thus have diagnosed the problem as not enough “regime change.”

The refugee chaos that is now pushing deep into Europe – dramatized by gut-wrenching photos of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi whose body washed up on a beach in Turkey – started with the cavalier ambitions of American neocons and their liberal-interventionist sidekicks who planned to remake the Middle East and other parts of the world through “regime change.”

Sep 09 11:37

U.S. vs China - What The World Thinks

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