I was drinking my morning cup of coffee & thinking about what I see in the world the last few months. I see a shifting of world power. Not a fast mudslide shift, but a river carving a channel shift.
Russia & China have developed stronger ties, partly in the fact that Medvedev is very close to China. I think we will see a unified actions from Russia & China, like what happened with vetoes on Friday at a Western-backed U.N. Security Council resolution to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe. Just because the West wants it does not make it correct!
The USA over the years has pursued a Security Council Resolution 687, paragraph 14, calls for removing all Weapons of Mass Destruction from the Middle East, yet Israel has had a large nuclear arsenal for 40 years. Does the USA plan to invade Israel, demand unfettered UN inspections, require a full report of all their WMD activities and locations and impose a regime change? Why not? These allegations of WMDs are part of a daily USA bad mouthing of the world. Now we have countries expressing things like: “Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday a military attack on Iran over its nuclear program would have grave consequences for the United States, Israel and the world.” Does the USA think that the Middle East is going to take another invasion of its network of countries and not fear retaliation? The world is watching the USA!
Which brings us to: We never have ever, found Weapons of Mass Destruction & we keep killing civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan: ” A U.S. coalition force air strike on Sunday killed 47 civilians, including 39 women and children, in the eastern province of Nangarhar, an Afghan official said on Friday.” We have killed around (“An estimated 655,000 Iraqis have died since 2003 who might still be alive but for the US-led invasion, according to a survey by a US university.”) in Iraq! In Afghanistan we have killed thousands and thousands, with that number climbing faster daily, than Iraq’s now. America looses a little more credibility with every death of a civilian in these wars.
Which brings us to: Missiles! (It is a poke in Russia’s eye)
Which brings us to: U.S. dollar sank to 23.13 ruble in an hour and a half after the start of the MICEX special session, tomorrow settlement. For the U.S. dollar, the official rate of exchange could be 10 kopecks less tomorrow. Russia has bent over backwards to keep the dollar from collapsing against the Ruble. I came to Russia the dollar was at around 28.5 rubles. This same issue is happening all over the world. This is all in conjunction with the collapse of major financial institutes in America. (The Government is broke.)
Which brings us to: Oil, the king is going on its downhill slide, Gas the new King is climbing fast. Who controls most of the worlds GAZ. (Russian natural gas monopoly Gazprom will develop oil and gas together with Iran’s state oil company. The decision came after Gazprom`s recent offer to buy all of Libya’s spare exportable gas volumes.) Gazprom!
I hear that the world is changing and from what I see, The winds are slowly shaping a new world! If we are smart we will learn from mistakes and correct problems now.
Being on this side of the world gives me a different perspective on the USA. The USA has very few friends and the so called friends it has, are bought……..
Kyle & Svet
comments always welcome.