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Jeremy Corbyn seeks to reach out to independence supporters

Posted by seumasach on October 9, 2016

Whether Labour can make a comeback in Scotland remains to be seen but the important thing here is the potential for a pro-European  alliance between Labour , SNP, Libdems and the progressive unionists.

Sunday Herald

9th October, 2016

JEREMY Corbyn has reached out to supporters of Scottish independence saying he understands their anger with Westminster.

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Brexit and the flash crash mystery

Posted by seumasach on October 9, 2016

Cailean Bochanan

9th October, 2016

Friday’s flash crash may remain a mystery but it should be no mystery that the pound is in freefall and that it could become the focus of hostile trading.

This is not just about Brexit itself but what is behind Brexit. If we want to destroy our own economy by leaving the single market that it is our business. But if we want to use Brexit to turn the UK into a base for hostile operations against our creditors and closest trading partners that is their business.

Incredibly, that is exactly what has happened. We have appointed negotiators who delight in the prospect of the implosion of the EU. Boris Johnson has endorsed Change Britain whose neo-conservative leadership sees the end of the EU as inevitable and desirable. His clowning has taken him as far as putting a good word in for Erdogan regarding EU membership for Turkey. This is our foreign secretary. Liam Fox’s ultra-atlanticist views and his visceral animosity to the EU are well known. Defense secretary Fallon has seen fit to launch the amazing provocation of vetoing EU security arrangements.Much is being made of supposed European hostility towards us but with this crowd it looks more the other way round.

The May government wasted no time at all in reversing our growing ties with China. Obviously we weren’t going to be entering into a strategic partnership with a”security threat”. Wrecking out rapport with our biggest creditor and supplier was simply destructive. You either enter negotiations with your creditors or you wait for the bailiffs to come in. Jumping on the “isolate China” bandwagon only made sense if you were thinking in terms of “taking them out”. The dramatic developments in the USA where the Pentagon has effectively marginalized the White House on foreign policy were our cue to enter into just such a hostile posture towards both Russia and China. So at the first key test of our supposed new-found sovereignty and independence we chose to align ourselves with the Pentagon.

So “Global Britain” now has a hostile stance towards most of the Eurasian land mass. Meaningful negotiations with the EU, Russia or China are precluded. At the same time the dreadful reality of our economic plight cannot be hidden by the massaging of statistics. You only have to walk down any high street to see that Britain’s consumer economy model is dead. We are not a great trading nation. Out deficits and debts only get worse. If we were a business we would have closed down years ago. We are a bankrupt country that has chosen to go down hitting out wildly just so that the military industrial complex can keep itself afloat. We cannot of course afford Trident but will press on with it regardless. Everyone else will have to pay the price. It is an astonishing fact that the opposition of virtually the entire legally operating business community is as vehemently opposed to this whole unfolding scenario as it is marginalized by it. It seems we are to be taught a lesson in where the real power in this country lies.

A few months after the Brexit referendum we have made clear our indifference to our economic future and instead are intent on bringing the world to the brink of WW3. And then we wonder about the “mysterious” sinking of the pound.

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The Eurasian century is now unstoppable

Posted by seumasach on October 6, 2016

F.William Engdahl

New Eastern Outlook

4th October, 2016

I recently returned from a fascinating two week speaking tour in China. The occasion was the international premier of my newest book, One Belt, One Road–China and the New Eurasian Century. In the course of my visit I was invited by China’s Northwest University in Xi’an to give a lecture and seminar on the present global political and economic situation in the context of China’s New Economic Silk Road as the One Belt, One Road project is often called. What I’ve seen in my many visits to China, and have studied about the entirety of this enormously impressive international infrastructure project convinces me that a Eurasian Century at this point is unstoppable.

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Battle of Aleppo is end of history in the Middle East

Posted by seumasach on October 5, 2016

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

5th October, 2016

Russia’s possible victory in Syria will mark the end of western hegemony over the Middle East, and historians are bound to single it out as the defining foreign-policy legacy of Obama’s presidency.

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May dismisses City demands in Brexit plans

Posted by seumasach on October 4, 2016

If the government aren’t prioritizing the City, who on earth could they be prioritizing? The answer is the military-industrial complex and the security state. Almost every speech at the Tory conference testifies to this fact culminating in Johnson’s anti-Russia rant.

Money Marketing 

4th October, 2016

Prime Minister Theresa May and her team have dismissed the demands of the City of London to agree an interim deal with the European Union to ease the transition of Brexit, according to reports.

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Refusing diplomacy on Syria may result in full-scale war

Posted by seumasach on October 3, 2016

TASS

2nd October, 2016

MOSCOW, October 2. /TASS/. The refusal of a diplomatic settlement in Syria may result in a full-scale war which will lead to “tectonic shifts” in the whole region, Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in the “Right To Know” program on TVTs channel.

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Why American military doctrine Is doomed for fail

Posted by seumasach on October 3, 2016

This article provides some background to the Pentagon’s recent coup against the White House. Their goal is not so much to have a war with Russia but to scupper peace so that they can prepare the military for an eventual confrontation. They know that the current balance of forces is unfavorable. In the meantime , as Theresa May along with the other  Brexit ministers made clear to the Tory Party Conference, it is about using “soft power’ and the “world’s best intelligence services” to advance imperial aspirations. Foreign Secretary, Johnson’s anti- Russia speech made clear that the Brexit government is now aligned with the Pentagon. The war party seeks to consolidate it’s hold on Oceania, an alliance of Anglo-Saxon peoples plus South America whilst preparing for a final showdown with Russia and China.

Federicao Pieraccini

Strategic Culture

An analysis of US generals’ growing dissatisfaction with the political leadership in Washington sheds new light on the direction in which the American military machine is heading. In particular, it is interesting to observe the military planning for the future of the sea, air, space, cyberspace, and land forces.

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While the media whines on about Labour, the Conservative government descends into chaos

Posted by seumasach on September 26, 2016

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US-Russian deal: ‘DoD openly saying It may or may not obey Obama’

Posted by seumasach on September 26, 2016

Sputnik

It is a little hard to believe that the US Air Force’s attack on the Syrian Arab Army was a mere accident, Professor Stephen F. Cohen noted, warning the US party of war, which is adamantly opposed to any cooperation with Russia, is growing more and more influential in Washington.

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Here’s a summary of Sergey Lavrov’s speech to the UN General Assembly

Posted by seumasach on September 26, 2016

The Duran

25th September, 2016

Using measured but uncompromising language Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reaffirmed to the UN General Assembly the main directions of Russia’s foreign policy: alliance with China, Eurasian integration, the defence of international law and opposition to regime change. Lavrov also set out Russian positions in respect of the crises in Syria and Ukraine.

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Russia calls U.S. bluff on Syria

Posted by seumasach on September 26, 2016

Alexander Mercouris

The Duran

26th September, 2016

With the Kerry – Lavrov agreement having collapsed and the US military ruling out imposition of a no-fly zone, the US can only rage as the Syrian army with Russian backing closes in on the Jihadis in eastern Aleppo.

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