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Monday, December 08, 2014

Gorbachev Again Warns American Triumphalists of Their Mortality

Gorbachev warnings fall on deaf ears of the Obama criminals, as they believe they can ride out WWIII in their luxury bunkers built with taxpayer money to emerge and rule what is left of the world    

WORLD NEWS
By Dallas Darling
12/05/2014

Mikhail Gorbachev had every reason to blame American Triumphalists for bringing about a new Cold War, warning that "militarists" are pushing Europe to the brink of conflict by building fences around Russia. In 1988, when he declared that the Cold War was over and the use of force could no longer be an instrument of foreign policy, the U.S. and West Germany delivered a series of ironclad promises that eastward expansion would never be permitted. This also included NATO.(1) But when the Clinton and second Bush Administrations continued to exert U.S. dominance around Russia, even expanding NATO right up to its doorstep, Russian leaders expressed outrage and a sense of betrayal.(2) In time, they also understood that Russian interests would never be taken into consideration.


Obama a proven madman, and has shown by example
that if he cannot rule America and the world like a 
dictator then he will destroy both
In the interview, Gorbachev, former leader of the Soviet Union, warned how American "triumphalism" continues to cause rising tensions between East and West. Accordingly, the recent standoff over Ukraine was due to a "tortured"America, that is, an America tortured by "triumphalism." Admitting that Russia has made some mistakes, he asserted that the U.S. was the major threat to global security and peace. The former leader, responsible for "transforming an economy of armaments into an economy of disarmament," then praised President Vladimir Putin for strengthening Russia's defense forces and developing new weapons.


He again called for a new history to be written between Russia and the U.S., hoping the latter would fulfill its initial promises to de-escalate and demilitarize.

It appears, though, that trying to encourage the U.S. to write a new history which rejects global militancy and universal triumphalism is nearly impossible. From the beginning, American ideologues have sought to replace the historical realities of others with their own realities. This has often occurred through a series of violent conflicts, wars, even genocides, backed by the belief that they were fulfilling God's providential design. Some have still come to view themselves as a "chosen people" of God and beyond reproach, and that American history is the culmination of the past, present and future. This is what Francis Fukuyama expressed in the1990's when writing about the end of history, or America's supposed triumph over the Soviet Union and Communism and the end of the Berlin Wall.


When the Berlin Wall did collapse, the first Bush Administration did not "jump up and down on it" because they were already doing so behind closed doors. While lauding Gorbachev's restraint in Eastern Europe, they were already implementing plans to use force in Russia's backyard.


Neither did they hesitate to expand NATO membership by courting Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia. American triumphalism would also rejectGorbachev's courageous overtures to ban weapons in outer space, put an end in exploiting developing nations, and to demilitarize Afghanistan and other regional "hot spots." Nor could American triumphalists ever commit to a joint effort in ending an era of wars.(3) The nature of triumphalism allows for only one victorious winner. For triumphalists, there can be only one unilateral superpower.




At the same time, triumphalists are extreme and rabid moralists. The Defense Planning Guidance, an annual pamphlet published by the U.S. government, might admit that America cannot "assume responsibility for righting every wrong," but it also asserts that "we will retain the preeminent responsibility for addressing selectively those wrongs which threaten not only our interests but those of our allies or friends, or which could unsettle international relations." Triumphalists also stress that, "Our first objective is to prevent the reemergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. We will continue to generate global power."(4)


American triumphalism has its roots in the ancient Roman Empire. Romans celebrated their expansionist aims by honoring generals who had conquered territories, brutally subjugating entire populaces. Riding through the Roman capitol, the general was dressed in the robes of Jupiter and Capitolinus, a purple tunic, with golden shoes and an ivory scepter with an eagle on the top.


Beside him on an ornate chariot was a public slave, holding a golden crown of Jupiter and uttering in the general's ear: "Remember thou art only a mortal."(5) The message is clear: Triumphalists are not larger than history. Neither are they divine or eternal. From Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, including Ukraine and many other areas across the globe, unless American triumphalists realize their own mortality they too will be history. The same goes for American triumphalism.




Dallas Darling is the author of Politics 501: An A-Z Readingon Conscientious Political Thought and Action, Some NationsAbove God: 52 Weekly Reflections On Modern-Day Imperialism, Militarism, And Consumerism in the Context ofJohn's Apocalyptic Vision, and The Other Side Of Christianity: Reflections on Faith, Politics, Spirituality, History, and Peace. He is a correspondent for www.worldnews.com. You can read more of Dallas' writings at www.beverlydarling.com and wn.com//dallasdarling.

(1) Stone, Oliver and Peter Kuznick. The Untold History OfThe United States. New York, New York: Gallery Books, 2012., p. 463-469.

(2) Ibid., p. 464.

(2) Ibid., p. 469.

(4) Morris, Ian. War! What Is It Good For? Conflict And TheProgress Of Civilization From Primates To Robots. New York, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014., p. 340.

(5) Bunson, Matthew. A Dictionary Of The Roman Empire. New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 1991., p. 429.



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EU Will Have To Transport Russian Gas From Turkey On Its Own – Gazprom Chief

Russia bites back on bogus EU, U.S., UK, NATO sanctions; EU can thank Merkel, Cameron, Obama for the need to burn their furniture for warmth this winter  

RT
12/06/2014

With the end of the South Stream project, Russia will have to adapt to a new market where it will not provide gas delivery to end users, Aleksey Miller, the head of Gazprom said in an interview confirming South Stream will not be resumed.


German woman burning money in the 
fireplace to keep warm during WWII
Russia’s Gazprom energy giant has given up the long-cherished South Stream gas pipeline to Europe because of the EU blocking its realization with the Third Energy Package, which prohibits one company to do the full cycle: extraction, transportation and sale of energy resources.

Now Gazprom is going to use already constructed South Stream infrastructure on the Russian territory to build a new gas pipeline across the Black Sea to Turkey, with an annual capacity of 63 billion cubic meters.

That move is going to become a game changer for the European energy market.


“Our strategy towards the European (gas) market is undergoing fundamental changes. The decision to halt the South Stream marks the beginning of the end of our previous market model, when we aimed at ultimate customer delivery in Europe,” the head of Gazprom, Aleksey Miller, told Rossiya 1 Channel in an interview.


Nazi Merkel condemns EU citizens to a freezing
winter, deaths of elderly, children from cold, hunger
“Love cannot be forced,” Miller said. “If a customer doesn’t want doorstep delivery, then he apparently has to put on clothes and go shopping, and if it is winter time – he’ll have to bundle up and go out with any package he wants,” Miller said, adding that in the case of the EU “it could as well be the Third Energy Package”.

“Shopping will now be done at the tie-in facility,” which will be the trading platform on the Turkish-Greek border, indicated Miller. Unlike the South Stream, the new project does not fall under the EU’s Third Energy Package.


South Stream Is Definitely Over

The head of Gazprom confirmed that the South Stream project is closed once and for all, because of the EU “openly blocking” its construction by prohibiting Bulgaria from constructing its part of the pipeline.


Clown Cameron will be deposed when EU freezes over
due to sanctions imposed on Russia
On April 17 the European Parliament adopted resolution banning the South Stream, while in June the European Commission prohibited Bulgaria to fulfill its obligation within the project.

“The project has been stalled for six month now,” acknowledged Miller. “To say now that the ball is on the Russian side is nothing else but shifting the blame.”

Russia wasted years and “some money” promoting the South Stream project, yet acquired certain knowledge and experience, Miller said.


“Now we can say that we do know European bureaucracy very well. There’s no guarantee that the same [attitude] won’t recur in a month or two, or half a year’s time,” he added.


IMF elitist whore Lagarde shoots self in the head
supporting bogus, ineffective sanctions
Turkey Will Now Control the EU "Gas Valve"

The new gas contract with Gazprom endowed Ankara with economic and political benefits, while Europe and primarily Bulgaria lost billions in investments, shared Miller.

More specifically, Bulgaria lost more than 6,000 new jobs and over $3 billion of investment, leaving alone a profitable status of a transit entity that promised the country a guaranteed annual income. 


All this now goes to Turkey – together with all gas volumes being transported via Bulgaria (after Ukraine) right now.


Obama, NATO poodle Erdogan will fall to the CIA/FSA/ISIS fundamentalists who will then shut down oil and gas to EU completely, using fuel as a weapon of war

Once the construction of the new pipeline is over – the transit through Bulgaria will be discontinued, stressed Miller.

“The EU and the European Commission simply presented Turkey with a ‘gas valve’. I believe Turkey might use it in its dialogue with Europe. And we got a new strategic partner in the gas business,” the Gazprom CEO concluded, noting that as of year-end results Turkey is becoming the monopoly’s #2 partner in Europe, after Germany, which gets Russian gas via the exclusive Nord Stream gas pipeline.


"Listen to me you little shit, you VILL now supply zee EU vit gas or ve vill smoke you like a Caspian sturgeon!"

Turkey is getting ever growing gas volumes from Russia using world’s deepest Blue Stream trans-Black Sea gas pipeline. Miller also confirmed that the South Stream project was laid to rest during Russian President’s visit to Turkey on December 1, when Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan shook hands on a new gas pipeline via Turkey.

No Big Losses for Gazprom

Withdrawal from the South Stream project causes no great losses for the Russian gas producer. 


WWIII still an option for Russia, Putin
The $4 billion-worth renovation of the gas transportation system in Southern Russia and construction of unique ‘Russkaya’ gas compression station on the Black Sea shore will be effectively used for the new Russian-Turkish gas project.

The pipes stocked for the South Stream project in Bulgaria will also be used for constructing the Turkish pipeline.

However, Gazprom will probably have to write off about $1 billion spent on designing, geological exploration and obtaining approval documents. The $2 billion contract with Italian Saipem pipe-laying company also remains undecided.



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EXPAT ADVISORY : UK Embassy In Cairo Closes To The Public Over Security Concerns

One again The 5th Estate recommends that all Westerners and especially Americans, American military families, aid workers, teachers avoid or postpone overseas travel and especially to Middle Eastern countries, Egypt, ASEAN and Central Java, Indonesia  

REUTERS
By Lin Noueihed
12/07/2014

The British Embassy in Cairo closed to the public on Sunday due to security concerns, an embassy spokesperson said.


The embassy declined to give details due to the sensitive nature of the matter but said it was working with Egyptian authorities to reopen as soon as possible.

"The decision to suspend public services at the embassy has been taken for security reasons and is in the best interests of our staff," the spokesperson said. "The decision is independent of our wider travel advice for Egypt."

Egypt is battling an Islamist insurgency largely centered around Sinai, a strategic area near the border with Israel, Gaza and the Suez Canal.


One security source told Reuters it was not yet clear what threats had prompted the embassy to close its doors.

But another source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a suspected militant who was recently detained by Egyptian authorities had confessed to plans to target foreign embassies.

Insurgent attacks have mostly targeted Egyptian police and soldiers, killing hundreds in the past year, but Egypt's most dangerous militant group said on Monday it was behind the killing of an American oil engineer in the western desert in August.

Smaller bombs also regularly explode in Cairo and the Nile Delta, usually causing limited injuries.




The British Foreign Office already advises against all travel to the volatile area of northern Sinai and all but essential travel to most of southern Sinai and to the west of Egypt, particularly near the border with Libya.

"There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attacks globally against UK interests and British nationals from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time," the Foreign Office says on its Egyptian travel advice page.

The U.S. embassy, which is in the same area of Cairo, was open as usual on Sunday. However, it released a statement on Dec. 4 warning staff not to stray too far from their homes.

"In light of the heightened tensions and recent attacks on Westerners in the region, the U.S. Embassy has recommended that its staff carefully scrutinize their personal movements and consider staying close to their residences and neighborhoods over the coming period," it said in the message on its website.

It was not clear when the British embassy would reopen. The embassy website said the British Consulate-General in Alexandria was operating as normal.

Additional reporting Ali Abdelaty and Mahmoud Mourad; Editing by Rosalind Russell.



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