Clash of economic interests

THE BRICS NATIONS CHALLENGE THE WEST?
The fourth BRICS summit getting together Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa was held on March 28-29 in New Delhi. No matter it didn’t last long one can say with confidence it has resulted in substantial achievements. In any case it’s obvious the leaders of the member countries had no intention to confine themselves to purely symbolic resolutions, so the outcome of event looks quite telling.

 

Geopolitics

USELESS MISSILE DEFENSE «SECRETS». WHAT’S BEHIND ANOTHER US «GOOD WILL GESTURE?»
The US national missile defense, especially its European component, is one of the major irritants in the Russia — US bilateral relations. The USA insists it is created to counter the threat coming from Iran and North Korea. Russia says geography, physics laws, and irrefutable facts clearly indicate the system is aimed at Russia not Iran. It makes its legitimate concern justified.

 

History debates

OPERATION NORTHWOODS: HAVE THE CIA AND PENTAGON PLANNED TERRORIST ACTS ON THE US SOIL?
It’s hard to believe nowadays. According the US law the archives can be declassified after 50 years. The documents related to Northwood operation, that never took place, were made public after this period of time. Reading it either gets one shocked or makes smile unbelievingly. It was exactly 50 years ago the CIA together with the Joint Chiefs of Staff were planning an attack against their own country. On March 13 1962 then Defense Secretary Robert McNamara submitted the plan to President John Kennedy for approval.

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AMERICAN NMD AND THE "GREATER ROMANIA" PROJECT
Oddities of the officially presented meaning of the U.S. NMD system may be discussed for a long time. So, the intercepting missiles, launched from Romania are to bring the hypothetical Iranian rockets down in over Turkey. In Turkey itself it is planned to station merely AWACS radar. According to the logic of the missile strikes, the latter one should be attack in the first place, because after that the attack at Europe and the USA can be waged with a much greater success. If we draw all the bases and radar of American NMD system as the points of a circle, it is the Russian Federation rather than Iran that happens to be in the center of it.

 

«ARAB SPRING» EXPORTED TO CHINA: THE USA EYES TIBET, XINJIANG AND CELLPHONES
At the 48 Munich security conference China’s Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun said China’s involvement into global security grows along with its economic might. He emphasized there were no reasons for the situation to get worse. In response US senator John McCain decided to make the Chinese official know his place. The Senator said as he had said many times and would repeat it again «the Arab Spring is coming to China». The ex US presidential candidate told the Chinese diplomat there was no way to suppress it due to the up-to-date gadgets and showed his cell phone as an example. He said he hoped China would develop the way Mr. Zhang Zhijun told the conference because good will and peaceful relations were common goal. He added: «Knowing your neigbours in the region as I do there is great concern about some of your activities».

 

THE FLOWERS OF "JASMINE" REVOLUTIONS TURN TO THE EAST
It’s exactly a hundred years ago the West suffered a cognitive geopolitical defeat. Back then the European public opinion pinned hopes on the Russian revolution that strived to put an end to the authoritarian "barbarian" monarchy and bring liberal elite to power. But the widely praised elite happened to be just a thin cultural layer of the stormy sea alien to the West. The Russian society democratization led to the most radical anti-West regime in the world history coming to power instead of the Romanov dynasty (very loyal to European powers). It shook the whole Atlantic civilization to its foundation. Something very similar is taking place in the Middle East.

 

LIBYA: SUCCESS IS NEVER BLAMED, ISN’T IT?
The laws of information war are merciless. Today almost no one remembers the February-March accusations of Gaddafi. This seems to be the same kind of incident as the "search of the WMD" in 2003, which caused the American and British invasion or the "mass execution of peaceful Albanians" by Serbian security forces in Kosovar settlement Račak in 1999. At that the issue of moral responsibility of Western politicians, diplomats, and media-holding companies has never ever been put to the agenda of the day. The globalized West sticks to "the end justifies the means" principle and is sure that success is never blamed.

 

IS EURO BECOMING "CONTAGEOUS"? Possible scenarios for the euro-crisis
Globalization’s playing an evil joke on the global economics. Troublesome region can hardly be "contained" and put into a financial "quarantine", isolating it from the more or less healthy EU body until the recovery. Such medical analogies are rather popular these days — the former chief economist of the IMF Kenneth Rogoff has recently stated that "euro carry crisis from one country to another like an infection". Besides there already are several patients in Europe and the doctor is in the same ward with them.

 

Conspirology

"NUCLEAR CALIPHATE" ON THE AGENDA OF THE DAY. Death of Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al-Saudi and the intrigues about the Saudi throne
The most likely contender for the throne, Nayef bin Abdel-Aziz al Saud, is a hardcore adherent of the Saudi hegemony. His coming to power will accelerate the creation of a "new Caliphate" founded upon the GCC, including Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Moreover, this union will be expanded on the account of Jordan and Morocco. It goes without saying that Nayef will attempt to give the GCC nuclear program a kick-start, although proceeding from what we already know, it’s clear that in a year (two at most) we’re to hear the official statement that the "new Caliphate" disposes nuclear weapon.

 

 

 

 

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