19-20 May 2014
Conflict between China and Vietnam is Imminent - China piles troops, tanks, artillery and APCs near Vietnam border ~ link ~
Earlier today, Putin did his usual "we are pulling our forces away from the Ukraine border" gambit (sure he is... and is replacing them with a massive airforce drill), and as usual the algos fell for it, after European stocks suddenly surged out of nowhere on the now quite generic bounce catalyst (Update: RASMUSSEN: NO SIGN OF RUSSIAN TROOP PULLBACK FROM NEAR UKRAINE - what a surprise), but what is shaping up as a far more dangerous escalation is what China is doing next to its border with Vietnam, where as reported previously protesters destroyed Chinese factories and killed Chinese civilians in retaliation over yet another maritime territorial spat. According to the Epoch Times, "troops, tanks, trucks, artillery, and armored personnel carriers of China’s military were seen heading to the Vietnamese border on May 16 and 17, according to photographs taken by by residents near the border."
A large number of Chinese troops seen heading for China-Vietnam border ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~ The US has managed to stirr up a real hornets' nest in Asia. Remember that China and Vietnam fought a brief but vicious border war some years after the Vietnam War ended. This is most likely simply a warning to Vietnam to 'cool it' over their claims to some largely worthless islands that China also claims and caused massive anti-Chinese rioting last week in Vietnam. Stirling
Message of the Shanghai Summit: NO MORE DOLLAR IMPERIALISM WARS ~ link ~ Sadly, such a message is apt to reinforce the drive towards the Third World War. Stirling
Putin: Terror has been unleashed against civilians in the Ukraine ~ link ~ Neonazi forces in Ukraine are waging a war against civilians, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated in an interview with China's leading media, pointing out that a revision of the results of the Second World War is inadmissible.
"Consequences (of such a revision) would be utterly dangerous; this is evidenced by the present-day tragic events in Ukraine, the rampancy of neonazi forces that unleashed a veritable terror against civilians," President Putin emphasized.
Thailand Army declares Martial Law ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~
The military, which last took power in 2006, stated that the move which gives the army control of nationwide security was not a coup.
No budget, no elevators: Political Crisis gums up Thai government ~ link ~
Bangkok's Government House, the seat of power in the heart of the Thai capital, has stood empty for six months, except for the troops guarding it from protesters who want to oust the administration and overhaul Thailand's democracy.
Last week, as if to illustrate just how dysfunctional Thai politics has become, leaders of the protests were allowed to move into a building in the sprawling compound. The prime minister's office, cabinet meeting room and the rest of the premises housing the apparatus of government remained shut.
Thailand has been without a properly functioning government since December, and the strain is starting to show, from a failure to draw up a state budget to civil servants' complaints of an inability to fix ministry elevators.
Thai Prime Minister rules out resigning as protesters move to oust him ~ link ~
Thailand’s acting prime minister yesterday ruled out resigning as a way out of a protracted political crisis that is stunting economic growth, as anti-government protesters stepped up pressure to remove him and install a new administration. Thailand is stuck in political limbo following the dismissal of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and nine of her ministers on May 7 after a court found them guilty of abuse of power.
US guided missile cruiser, the USS Vella Gulf, to enter the Black Sea amid NATO war drills in Eastern Europe ~ link ~ The puppet Obama Administration throwing gasoline on a fire! Stirling
The US missile cruiser Vella Gulf is expected to arrive in the Black Sea on May 23, a military source told a Russian news agency. Another NATO vessel is already in the area, while the French Navy’s stealth frigate will reportedly be there by late May. This comes as part of a wider buildup of NATO forces close to Russian borders against the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis.
The American Aegis guided missile cruiser will be in the Black Sea in time for the Ukrainian presidential elections on May 25, a military-diplomatic source told Russia’s Itar-Tass news agency on Monday.
Russian warships in Shanghai for joint naval war drills ~ link ~ A new horrific GLOBAL WAR, WWIII, is shaping up!!! Stirling
A squadron of Russia’s Navy Pacific Fleet has arrived in Shanghai to participate in joint Russian-Chinese naval training dubbed ‘Joint Sea-2014’. The drills in the northern part of the East China Sea start on Tuesday and will go on until May 26.
The Russian squadron consists of six battleships and support vessels: the flagship of the Pacific Fleet, missile cruiser Varyag, anti-submarine destroyer Admiral Panteleyev, large landing ship Admiral Nevelskoy, anti-surface destroyer Bystry, tanker Ilim and ocean tug Kalar.
Ukraine descends further into Civil War ~ link ~
Ex-Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi sympathizes with referendms in eastern Ukraine ~ link ~ Keep in mind that Berlusconi and Putin are actually buddies. Stirling
On Sunday, hundreds of Italians participated in protests in Rome, in front of the Ukrainian embassy, against European media distorting news reports about the situation in Ukraine."No to fascism, no to war, no to NATO in Ukraine!" the participants of the peaceful protest chanted.
"No one in Italy knows the truth about what's happening in Ukraine. We're being fed nothing but falsehoods. We must awaken our people, and slowly but surely they are becoming more aware," Julietto Kieza, organizer of the rally, public activist, prominent journalist and an ex-member of the European Parliament told the Itar-Tass news agency. Kieza called the current situation not just a “regional crisis,” but "an unparalleled threat to all."
The Plantation State ~ link ~
Warships on parade at Russia's Baltic Fleet's 311th Anniversary - with photos ~ link ~
Russia’s oldest naval force, the Baltic Fleet, has celebrated its 311th anniversary with a spectacular night parade of military ships at its base in the city of Kronshtadt, located in the country's northwest. The festivities began Sunday morning, with the hoisting of the St. Andrew's naval flag and dressing flags on Baltic Fleet vessels.
Flowers were laid on the monument to Emperor Peter the Great, who founded the Baltic Fleet over three centuries ago.
Overthrow the FED for destroying the Middle Class ~ link ~ Oh yes, and can we have a right proper old fashoned American "neck tie party" for all the top bankers...Please! Stirling
Obamacare "Tax": Unconstitutional ~ link ~ Interesting! Stirling
"Planes don't just disappear": Former Malaysian Prime Minister accuses CIA of covering up what really happened to flight MH370 ~ link ~ I am coming arround to the theory that it was a CIA/Mossad operation that was going to use the plane (or one like it) for a False Flag Attack and blame it on Iran or the Arabs! Stirling
Former PM of Malayisa accuses CIA of covering up MH370 disappearance ~ link ~
One person, however, who thinks someone may know more than they are letting on is none other than the man who was the Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1981 to 2003, Mahathir Mohamad, and who in a blog post earlier today has some rather provocative questions and thoughts.
In his article, titled appropriately "What goes up must come down", the former PM argues that flight did not crash and its current whereabouts may be know to the Central Intelligence Agency and the Boeing aircraft company: "It is a waste of time and money to look for debris or oil slick or to listen for “pings” from the black box. This is most likely not an ordinary crash after fuel was exhausted. The plane is somewhere, maybe without MAS markings."
Mystery MERS meeting predicts more Indiana confirmations ~ link ~ Oh great...I live in Indiana. Stirling
Thus, it is likely that one of more family members were infected in Indiana, which also is also true for HCWs at Community Hospital. Although all of the contacts were PCR negative, including the colleague in Illinois, detectable antibodies take several weeks to develop, so it is likely that several Indiana contacts will sero-convert and test positive this week, as indicated in closing remarks.
Scientists find a way to turn light into matter ~ link ~ At the Quantium level, matter is really just energy. Stirling
Researchers in London have found a way to make matter from light, using high powered lasers. The idea behind the theory was first thought up 80 years ago by two physicists, who were to work later on creating the world’s first atomic bomb.
In 1934, US physicists Gregory Breit and John Wheeler worked out that, on very rare occasions, two particles of light (photons) could combine to produce an electron and a positron. They were never able to carry out their theory in practice as they believed it would be almost impossible. However, Steve Rose, who is professor of physics at Imperial College London, says, “today, nearly 80 years later, we proved them wrong.” Rose went on to add, "despite all physicists accepting the theory to be true, when Breit and Wheeler first proposed the theory, they said that they never expected it be shown in the laboratory.”