by yeslove, November 9th, 2008 | No Comments

Vissa bloggkommentarer förtjänar verkligen att lyftas fram (tack Patrick). I en lång och intressant kommentar till en post på Mark Klambergs blog, Världen blir tryggare med Obama vid rodret som bl.a. handlar om ångerköpt gungho-liberalism i Irak, lyfter signaturen William T. fram väsentliga drag i historien och amerikansk utrikespolitik, fokus ligger på geopolitik och olja. I den långa exposén nämns särskilt ett grundläggande policydokument som heter “Rebuilding Americas Defences: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a new century” och som påpekas, fortfarande måste räknas som en informell men grundläggande doktrin, ‘mamma’ till senare amerikanska säkerhetsstrategier. Medan William T. beskriver det makroskopiska handlar det här om det mikroskopiska. Dokumentet har också kallats “Blueprint for Empire” och på sidan 72 står det:

And advanced forms of biological warfare that can “target” specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool.


EU-Ryssland på kurs mot strategiskt partnerskap?

by yeslove, November 8th, 2008 | 3 Comments | English

EU vill återuppta partnerskapsförhandlingar med Ryssland.

Russia Today:New kids on the block better listen – EU

“My message to Poland and Lithuania is that it’s better for you to be with all of the member-states in expressing a single view rather than having different views towards Russia,” Barroso said.

The situation seems to have changed drastically over the past two weeks, as the UK had abandoned the earlier demand to freeze EU-Russia relations and voiced the readiness for a new page in that relationship. The Czech Republic, Sweden, Estonia and Latvia sided with the UK.

Only Lithuania and Poland adhered to the position voiced upon the beginning of August hostilities in Georgia. However, the UK refused to sign that document. In fact, the EU does not need authorisation from other EU agencies for resuming negotiations on a new strategic partnership agreement with Russia, as French representative Christine Roget told a Friday press briefing before the EU informal summit. (more…)

Kina: USA har plundrat världen med dollarn

by yeslove, November 7th, 2008 | 3 Comments | English

Reuters: U.S. has plundered world wealth with dollar: China paper

The front-page commentary in the overseas edition of the People’s Daily said that Asian and European countries should banish the U.S. dollar from their direct trade relations for a start, relying only on their own currencies.

A meeting between Asian and European leaders, starting on Friday in Beijing, presented the perfect opportunity to begin building a new international financial order, the newspaper said.

The People’s Daily is the official newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party. The Chinese-language overseas edition is a small circulation offshoot of the main paper.

“The grim reality has led people, amidst the panic, to realize that the United States has used the U.S. dollar’s hegemony to plunder the world’s wealth,” said the commentator, Shi Jianxun, a professor at Shanghai’s Tongji University. (more…)


by yeslove, November 6th, 2008 | 2 Comments | English

Fredrik ReinfeldtMona SahlinFredrik Reinfeldt och Mona Sahlin

Förtroende är grundläggande för sociala och ekonomiska relationer och avgörande för samhällets funktion, utan förtroende faller det samman.

In the US Department of Defense, a `trusted system or component’ is defined as `one which can break the security policy’. (1)

The New York Times reported on 19 February 2002 that the Pentagon’s new “Office of Strategic Influence” (OSI) is “developing plans to provide news items, possibly even false ones, to foreign media organizations” in an effort “to influence public sentiment and policy makers in both friendly and unfriendly countries.”(2)

The argument is that funding has dried up because the money markets don’t trust the banks.(3)

The reason the money markets have seized is that banks don’t trust each other. The reason Europe struggles to find a systemic solution to this crisis is that governments don’t trust each other. (4)