Exercises are intended to deepen co-operation between militaries, says Chinese army chief
China will join Russia later this week for its largest-ever naval drills with a foreign partner, underlining deepening ties between the former cold war rivals along with Beijing’s desire for closer links with regional militaries.
China’s defence ministry said on Tuesday that its navy would send four destroyers, two guided missile frigates and a support ship for the exercises, which start on Friday in the Sea of Japan and run until 12 July. Continue reading
“To try and shoehorn countries into a centralised political union would be a great mistake and Britain would not be a part of it,” he said in a speech at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos.
“If you mean that Europe has to be a political union, a country called Europe, then I disagree,” said Mr Cameron, who insisted he is arguing for a more flexible EU – not to walk out on it. Continue reading
The deadlier the Syrian arsenal, the higher chance of being able to effectively strike back. The higher chance of being able to effectively strike back, the higher probability Damascus will be flattened. Point being: Dictator or not, and no one questions that Bashar al Assad is a bad man, this is a man who will not back down.
What makes him more dangerous is that he saw what happened with Saddam Hussein, Hosni Mubarak and then Muammar Gaddafi. He knows surrendering is a concrete death sentence.
He is nearly cornered with his back against the wall and will more than likely choose to use every means necessary to defend his corrupt regime. And by defence, we’re talking the use of WMDs. WMDs are the proverbial “line in the sand” and once they are used, all bets are off — ergo, Damascus shall be no more as foretold in Isaiah 17:1.
Hours after NATO agreed on Tuesday to send Patriot missiles to Turkey because of the crisis in Syria, Russia delivered its first shipment of Iskander missiles to Syria.
The superior Iskander can travel at hypersonic speed of over 1.3 miles per second (Mach 6-7) and has a range of over 280 miles with pinpoint accuracy of destroying targets with its 1,500-pound warhead, a nightmare for any missile defense system.
Whether it be poltical, budgetary, or based on financial solidarity, the idea of a more integrated EU is in fashion. But just what final form would the Federal Union take in the end? Nobody really knows, and that’s the whole problem.
In Canada, the U.S. and Germany, people know what a federation and federalism mean, because they live in federations. In the case of the Germans it’s a paradox that, despite living in one, they are unable to imagine a federation at the European level, and the idea of a federation within a federation (like Russian matryoshka dolls) doesn’t really appeal to them much. Continue reading
Am I to believe that I have wasted forty years of my life in this country trying to explain the nature of dictatorship and what it meant to have been born and lived in Stalin’s paradise the first half of my life?
Have I failed to pass on to you my first-hand knowledge of the misery of millions of those gullible, trusting Russian people, who fell prey to the fiery, well-rehearsed speeches of those eloquent Marxist social-revolutionaries, who promised fraternity, equal rights, free medicine, free education for all, good life, and sharing the wealth of the rich only to find themselves trapped for life in that socialist, inhuman, criminal “experiment.” What did the Russians get instead? Lies, empty promises, high unemployment, and more lies.
Today your average American would never believe it. For one, the public is only being spoon-fed the news that the media declares as news — not what the true salient issues of today are. Two, because of being dished this ‘news’ for such a long period of time, anything like this article is likely to be dismissed as a wacko conspiracy theory. Three, today’s culture cares more about whether the Lakers won (then riot if not) and if they can keep up with the Kardashians. As long as people can have the latest iPhone and continue as a shopping mall regime, everything is just dandy. When the big economic hit comes, reality will slap 99.9% of the unprepared/unaware public in the face and create a crisis of existence for America as we know it. Collapse is a foregone conclusion, there is no coming back. How America will cope is the bigger question. The tone may have a negative ring to it, and it’s wished to be wrong, but it is what it is.
American businessman and former third-party presidential candidate Ross Perot is refusing to endorse either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama in this year’s election battle, saying that neither candidate has a viable debt reduction plan.
“We’re on the edge of the cliff, and we have got to start fixing it now. Otherwise, we’re leaving a disaster to our children’s and our grandchildren’s future,” Perot said in an interview last week with USA Today’s Richard Wolf.
The national debt has quadrupled in the 20 years since Perot first started sounding his warning about government spending. Now that the national debt has exceeded the gross domestic product, the government has to print more and more money as overseas investors become less and less willing to lend more.
Perot is now warning that without substantive economic fixes of a magnitude far greater than those being espoused by either presidential candidate, the United States could even lose its sovereignty. Continue reading