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Prince William meets China’s president Xi Jinping

Posted by seumasach on March 2, 2015

as he invites Queen to visit Beijing

The meeting, by far the most heavyweight diplomatic mission the Duke has ever attempted, not only heralded a new beginning for relations between China and the Royal family, but also symbolised the extent to which Britain is desperate to court what will soon be the world’s biggest economy.

Telegraph

2nd March, 2015

His father the Prince of Wales famously referred to China’s leaders as “appalling old waxworks”, and has never been back to the country since.

But his son the Duke of Cambridge pulled off something of a diplomatic coup, and a major thawing of relations between Beijing and the Royal family, by gaining an unexpected audience with President Xi Jinping.

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Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin

Posted by seumasach on February 28, 2015

Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin, says West should ‘abandon zero-sum mentality’

Independent

28th February, 2015

China has voiced its support for Russia’s handling of the Ukraine crisis, with prominent diplomat Qu Xing calling on the West to “abandon its zero-sum mentality”.

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Forget all our other troubles – the Russians are coming!

Posted by seumasach on February 26, 2015

I think Neil Clark is spot on in identifying Trident as a key motive behind the current wave of lunatic, anti-Russian hysteria. All the more reason to campaign for its termination!

Neil Clark

RT

24th February, 2015

The gap between the rich and the poor continues to grow. Train and bus fares continue to rise. Twice as many people are living in poverty than 30 years ago. And our National Health Service is being privatized before our very eyes.

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General Clark reveals that Daesh is an Israeli project

Posted by seumasach on February 22, 2015

Voltairenet

22nd February, 2015

General Wesley Clark, former Supreme Commander of NATO, told CNN that the Islamic Emirate (“Daesh”) had been “created by our friends and allies to defeat Hezbollah.”

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Russia might bailout Greece

Posted by seumasach on January 31, 2015

RT

31st January, 2015

Greece hasn’t outright asked Russia for a loan, but Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Moscow wouldn’t rule it out. His statement comes days after Greece openly opposed further economic sanctions against Russia.

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Will Tsipras challenge the Robbery of the Century?

Posted by seumasach on January 31, 2015

Neurope

30th January, 2015

One of the very first decisions taken by the new Greek government, was to stop the privatization of 15 airports. If you think that this provision was of Socialist inspiration you are wrong. The new government simply stopped the looting of the country, as it happened before with the construction and management of the Athens airport. If this means to be Socialist, then I am Communist. But I am neither.

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Face it, Obama. Without Assad, you’ve got no strategy in Syria

Posted by seumasach on January 26, 2015

Gelb, president emeritus and board senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), recommends “a strategy that includes Assad and Iran as the key players in countering the jihadis.” All in all, this article provides great insight into the conflicts within the US administration, specifically between the Pentagon and the State Department.

Leslie H.Gelb

The Daily Beast

22nd January, 2015

If the administration does not come up with a clear plan to defeat the jihadis and end the Syrian war, Congress should not sign on to it.

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Moscow will not allow new cold war

Posted by seumasach on January 21, 2015

TASS

21st January, 2015

MOSCOW, January 21. /TASS/. Russia will not allow a new cold war as it is impossible to ensure global security through unilateral actions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told an annual press conference on Wednesday.

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Charlie Hebdo and Fredou: Who’s awake, who’s still in bed?

Posted by seumasach on January 17, 2015

Asia Times

16th January, 2015

On Thursday, January 8, France 3, the second-largest French public TV channel, reported the death that morning of a police commissioner who had been investigating the January 7 attack on the French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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CNAS, the democratic version of conquest imperialism

Posted by seumasach on January 7, 2015

By characterising the divisions within the US elite as between “one favourable to the imperialist division of the world with China and possibly Russia (President Obama’s position) and, on the other hand, the expansionist imperialists (gathered around Hillary Clinton and General David Petraeus)” Meyssan reveals the utter confusion on the left concerning imperialism.  On the one hand, the imperial project requires the destruction of Russia and China and on the other there are no anti-expansionist imperialists: empire is all or nothing. The confusion arises from Lenin’s “economic” interpretation of imperialism as a stage in the development of “capitalism”(See my article Globalisation: Multipolar World or New World Order? Although the left cannot concede it, Obama is, in fact, embracing the multipolar world order, as shall soon become quite evident to all. This article is, however, of the highest interest in pinpointing the foci of opposition to him inside the US elite and confirms his prescience in sidelining Petraeus and Clinton.

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

6th January, 2015

The Syrian crisis, which had already been solved by the first conference in Geneva in June 2012, continues despite all the agreements negotiated with the United States. Clearly, the Obama administration does not obey its leader, but is divided between two political lines: one favourable to the imperialist division of the world with China and possibly Russia (President Obama’s position) and, on the other hand, the expansionist imperialists (gathered around Hillary Clinton and General David Petraeus).

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Russia to launch high speed railway between Moscow And Beijing

Posted by seumasach on January 6, 2015

Between Moscow And Beijing With Travel Time Of 48 Hours

IBTimes

5th January, 2015

 Russia will build a high speed railway line between Moscow and Beijing. This will cut down the travel time to about 48 hours. The existing travel time is seven days, and it will be a revolution when it will be cut to two days.

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