Mês: outubro 2018

China contra Pompeo

China Slams Pompeo’s “Ignorant And Malicious” Debt-Trap Warning   Tyler Durden Oct. 23, 2018   The Communist Party’s simmering antipathy toward Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – which was on full display earlier this month during an unprecedented public confrontation between Pompeo and his Chinese counterpart during a meeting in Beijing – boiled over once again this week as a series of editorials in China’s Global Times and China Daily newspapers attacked the secretary of state over remarks he made during a recent tour of Latin America, where he warned about the dangers of China’s so-called “debt diplomacy.” Per Reuters, Pompeo met heads of state in Panama and Mexico during a Latin American tour late last week. And during one brief meeting with reporters, Pompeo warned during a visit to Mexico City that “when China comes calling it’s not always to the good of your citizens” referring to China’s strategy of extending cheap credit, then seizing assets – like they did with a port in Sri Lanka – that will help further the country’s neocolonialist ambitions. “When they show up with deals that seem to be too good to be true it’s often the case that they, in fact, are,” he said on Thursday in Mexico City, according to comments posted on the US State Department’s website. Though Pompeo clarified that the US has nothing against legitimate Chinese investments....

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SI

Situação Internacional   João da Silveira     Seg. 22 CELESTE TÁBUA DE ESMERALDA : Jorge Benjor 1974 : 1. “Os Alquimistas Estão Chegando Os Alquimistas” 2. “O Homem da Gravata Florida (A Gravata Florida de Paracelso)” 3. “Errare Humanum Est” 4. “Menina Mulher da Pele Preta” 5. “Eu Vou Torcer” 6. “Magnólia” Lado B 1. “Minha Teimosia, Uma Arma pra te Conquistar” 2. “Zumbi” 3. “Brother” 4. “O Namorado da Viúva” 5. “Hermes Trismegisto e sua Celeste Tábua de Esmeralda (Tratado Hermético Escrito pelo Faraó Egípcio Hermes Trimegisto e Traduzido por Fulcanelli)” Fulcanelli / Jorge Ben 6. “Cinco Minutos (5 minutos)” : EMERALD TABLET Paracelsus : Fractal . . .   BOLTON VAI A PUTIN : O atual nível de frustração entre Moscou e Washington foi bem expresso no seguinte diálogo entre eles : Putin disse a Bolton: “Tanto quanto me lembro, o emblema dos EUA mostra uma águia a segurar, de um lado, 13 flechas e, do outro lado, um ramo de oliveira com 13 azeitonas. Eis a pergunta: sua águia já comeu todas as azeitonas e apenas as setas permanecem?” Bolton respondeu: “Espero ter algumas respostas para você, mas eu não trouxe mais azeitonas.” E Putin arrematou: “Isso é o que eu pensava.”A frustração é plena, como se vê….   CISMA NA IGREJA CATÓLICA ORTODOXA : O Saker argumenta que o Império divide o mundo ortodoxo e discute as consequências possíveis….   DONALD TRUMP : David...

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INF Treaty 1987

Like A Western Movie Showdown   Paul Craig Roberts Oct. 22, 2018   It has taken the US military/security complex 31 years to get rid of President Reagan’s last nuclear disarmament achievement—the INF Treaty that President Reagan and Soviet President Gorbachev achieved in 1987. The Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was ratified by the US Senate on May 27, 1988 and became effective a few days later on June 1. Behind the scenes, I had some role in this, and as I remember what the treaty achieved was to make Europe safe from nuclear attack by Soviet short and intermediate range missiles, and to make the Soviet Union safe from US attack from short and intermediate range US nuclear missiles in Europe. By restricting nuclear weapons to ICBMs, which allowed some warning time, thus guaranteeing retaliation and non-use of nucular weapons, the INF Treaty was regarded as reducing the risk of an American first-strike on Russia and a Russian first-strike on Europe, strikes that could be delivered by low-flying cruise missiles with next to zero warning time. When President Reagan appointed me to a secret Presidential committee with subpoena power over the CIA, he told the members of the secret committee that his aim was to bring the Cold War to an end, with the result that, in his words, “those God-awful nuclear weapons would be dismantled.” President Reagan,...

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Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia Gets a Friend in Need – Russia   M. K. Bhadrakumar Oct. 23, 2018   It goes without saying that oil has been central to military power and economic life in modern history. Control of oil has been a key source of power and policy in the Cold War. There was even a top-secret US government plan to ravage the Middle East oil industry in the event of the former Soviet Union gaining control of it. The CIA called it the “denial policy”. It was hatched in 1948 during the Berlin Blockade – whereby, oil wells would be plugged, equipment and fuel stockpiles destroyed, refineries and pipelines disabled to ensure that the USSR never got hold of the Middle East’s oil resources. An analyst has written, “The history of this top secret U.S. government plot is a tumultuous mix of Arab nationalism, Big Oil and the CIA on the most oil-rich chunk of real estate on earth. Fundamentally, it is a tale of the growing importance of Middle Eastern oil and the West’s early thirst to control it.” Therefore, much dramatic irony laces the interview given by the Saudi Minister of Energy Khalid Al-Falih to the Russian news agency TASS at the present critical juncture when on the issue of the Jamal Khashoggi affair, the United States’ 70-year old alliance with Saudi Arabia hangs on the abyss. When Russian...

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Donald Trump

The Middle East, Not Russia, Will Prove Trump’s Downfall   Patrick Cockburn Oct. 23, 2018   The Middle East has a century old tradition of being the political graveyard of American and British political leaders. The list of casualties is long: Lloyd George, Anthony Eden, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Tony Blair and George W Bush. All saw their careers ended or their authority crippled by failure in the region. Will the same thing happen to Donald Trump as he struggles with the consequences of the alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi? I always suspected that Trump might come unstuck because of his exaggerated reliance on a weak state like Saudi Arabia rather than because of his supposed links to Russia and Vladimir Putin. Contrary to the PR company boosterism of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) and his ambitious projects, Saudi Arabia has oil and money, but is demonstrably ineffective as an independent operator. The Middle East disasters that toppled so many Western leaders have a certain amount in common. In all cases, the strength of enemies and the feebleness of friends was miscalculated. Lloyd George was forced to resign as prime minister in 1922 because he encouraged the doomed Greek invasion of Anatolia which almost led to a renewed Turkish-British war. George W Bush and Tony Blair never understood that the occupation of Iraq by American and British ground forces had no support inside...

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