25 May 2014 ~ First Update
Beward: 17,000 US Troops "Exercise" Today ~ link ~ There are very large multinational "war games" going on in Jordan and Israel today, along with Russian/Chinese naval "war games" in the Far East. Massive NATO "war games" are due in late June/July inside the Ukraine and in various eastern European nations. Stirling
China and Russia hold massive joint naval drill: This is what it looks like - with photos ~ link ~
A month ago, when the fate of the historic (and now concluded) gas deal between Russia and China was still unknown we wrote that "Isolated Russia Makes Friends: To Hold Military Drill With China", a drill titled "Maritime Cooperation-2014", and which, coincidentally, is taking place in the northern part (ahem Japan and Taiwan) of the East China Sea, just as Russia is conducting another massive airforce drill along its border with Ukraine on the weekend of Ukraine's presidential election.
As part of the drill, which is taking place between May 20 and 26, the Chinese and Russian naval vessels conducted maneuvers in the exercise area covering such missions as joint escort, joint rescue the hijacked ship, a joint verification of identification and joint air, sea assault on joint exercises and other subjects.
Here are some snapshots of what has taken place so far.
China and Russia Agree to Contain the US ~ link ~
In what appears to be an effort to undermine the United States sanctions against Russia, China indicated to its state-owned Xinhua news agency that the government will agree during Russian President Putin’s May 20-21st visit to Shanghai to invest $18.46 billion in the Crimea. The amount of the investment is highly symbolic, since it exceeds the $17 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan to the Ukraine. The Chinese action is part of a series of retaliatory responses to President Obama’s Asian trip in April that was dubbed by Asian media as the “China containment tour.” China and Russia are seeking to develop their own enhanced relationship to strategically contain the United States.
Geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer of the Eurasia Group told the Business Insider blog, China is “the big winner from the Ukraine crisis -- everybody wants to work with them.”
"Mad" claims for former Australian Prime Minister ~ link ~
CLAIMS from Malcom Fraser (pictured) that Israel deliberately bombed the USS Liberty in June 1967 is a “mad, demented conspiracy theory”, Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) national chairman Mark Leibler said this week.
The former prime minister made the assertion while promoting his new book Dangerous Allies during an interview with ABC Radio Melbourne broadcaster Jon Faine last Friday, during which he also said former foreign minister Bob Carr was “absolutely correct” in his view that the pro-Israel lobby wielded too much power.
The Basis of Mass Mind Control ~ link ~ Do take the time to read this one in full at the link. Stirling
Nigel Farage has said his anti-EU party is a "serious player" for 2015 after they added 167 councillors at the expense of the Tories, Labour and Liberal Democrats.
UKIP made gains in traditional Labour and Conservative heartlands, including strong showings in Rotherham - where it returned 10 out of 21 councillors.
The MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO in over 350 cities and towns across the World ~ link ~
The March Against Monsanto was unleashed today across over 350 cities and towns around the world. Everywhere across the globe, millions of people are united in taking a stand against corporate evil (Monsanto) and genetically engineered crops.
How many people across the globe marched today in favor of Monsanto? ZERO.
Nobody is in favor of Monsanto except Monsanto. The rest of the world is strongly allied against the corporate monstrosity, a corporation that threatens all life on our planet while using domineering, imperialist tactics to suppress the rights of farmers and consumers.