The Emotional Bankruptcy of the West

by King - (21.5.09)

The blogger world moves to its own laws, its own concerns. Recently, as mainstream voices vaguely tut-tut over Barack Obama’s decision not to release to the general public photographs of prisoner abuse in Iraq, some of which were viewed by US lawmakers in a special session, bloggers for their part had practically gone berserk over this unwise decision, the latest reminder that torture as usual is very much part of west politics no less in the countries they have invaded and temporarily captured as in Guantanamo and other strategically placed torture camps. That is one side of the medal.

Then there is the other. Slowly worn down after years of exposure to the utterly ignoble in the conduct of west wars, we have almost acquired a certain immunity to the effect of further trauma from the widespread battlefields. Where we might still be capable of small, timorous reactions ranging from shock to disgust to downright terror is if we take a look at what is happening to the people of the west themselves. The Muslims dying? That is far, far away and one can’t quite imagine what it all means. But how to accept with the same equanimity, not to say indifference, the crimes westerners without exception are being exposed to on a daily basis by the powers that be? Gradually, very gradually, they begin to catch a glimmer of the sense that they too are in imminent danger, victimised as a matter of course, and subjected to the emotional terror the west wields with such unrestrained cunning and skill.

Emotional terror us? Yes, you. No other than you who get your two square meals a day, have a clean house and good plumbing, access to medical care, at least so long as you linger in the various countries of Europe, perhaps a job, in any case the dole, and to cap it all some money in the bank put aside for a rainy day. So what’s new that you must also sit up and pay attention? The latest west policy towards their own people sums up best as cutting the population down to size. The high rate of political assassination aside, State cops across EU and USA have begun killing people for no reason anyone can fathom. When they are not being killed outright, upright citizens of the west areas find themselves locked up on the flimsiest of grounds. UK is textbook in this respect to be followed tomorrow by the rest of

Europe. Ever heard of the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC)? It’s their job with a little help from local GPs to send Government critics to mental asylums. Heck, forget critics. At a pinch, one can argue they were guilty of breaking the unwritten law of compliance and deserve punishment. But what FTAC powers allow police authorities to do is arbitrary to the point of madness. Anyone at any time can be detained and for no more reason than their stated opinion that the person may be a danger to themselves or to others Then, the latest thing, the psychiatric prison (p.p.), opens its doors and swallows up the unfortunates. As one journalist pointed out, in ex-Soviet Union people finally got their day in court. Even infamous Guantanamo Bay ends up by giving their detainees some kind of a say. Britain’s p.p’s are no-trial places. Once in, not a hope in hell of coming out again anytime soon.

The random, the arbitrary, the absurd is daily fare for west dwellers. There’s Australia, of course, the squatter land, which has launched a food police charged with inspecting lunchboxes of kindergarten kids. The good fight being fought there is the war against obesity. My favourite among these stories is the Brit motorcyclist, 19, who was arrested by police, charged, fined and electronically tagged for four months, all because sweets from a badly opened packet of Imperial Mints dropped out of his pocket as he was riding home. Let world mafia thrive, but do get careless boys and girls to toe the line.

It would appear that like bad parents who never succeeded in gaining the respect of their children, all that now remains to be done is to break the will of the people. Frighten, sap everyone, push them into this dead-end of desperation to break and debilitate before the final physical assault. Sanctions, shadow terror and poverty precede all west physical attacks on the weak, starting with the children as always.

The mindless mentality of waging war – and what a war, one not even the most fervent of supporters could even begin to justify – has come back to infect the west. Financially, first and foremost – America’s wars will cost that country some $660 billion in 2009-2010 alone. How much its allies, including tiny, so-called neutral Switzerland, will have to cough up for the honour of enabling ongoing bloodshed is not known with the same exactitude, but certainly weighs heavily upon the budgets of the vastly contracting west GDPs. Financial erosion combined with totalitarian governance have begun to affect the mindless masses, 99% of the population at a rough estimate, whereas the remaining 1% is probably evenly divided between the elite and those who oppose them with the fiercest single-mindedness. An unraveling economy means entitlements in disarray. The welfare state is on its last legs, even if its beneficiaries haven’t quite realised it yet. This has begun with substantial cuts in pension funds. In America, certain funds have completely dried up. Returning soldiers with wounded minds, their disability pensions also unavailable, spread their own personal brand of disruption wherever they can.

Other unpleasant changes are in the air, too, in a none too distant future. Leaders are running scared. Corruption, rapacity, sanctimonious behaviour stinking to high heaven like the kind British politicians have taught us to expect from them in connection with their expenses, all this acts like salt dripped generously into our many wounds. For USans, the hardest hit by unemployment since they are directly subjected to the boom we hire, slump we fire philosophy of arch capitalism, each new bailout rubs poison into wounds in the same way.

Another form of spreading mayhem among people is to teach them to shit in their pants. From west nurseries to their airports, fear rules the lives of the masses. All pretense of allowing people full freedom has been dropped, though the rhetoric of freedom – democracy, human rights, freedom of speech, thought and association and all that bunkum, is still going strong. On the ground, however, not a trace of it remains. New crimes are invented even as we write these lines. Hate crimes, for instance, defined arbitrarily and applied with sovereign disregard for any norms of justice. Smoke and food crimes are also having a field day. New ones are in the offing, carefully invented in the think machines even as we write these lines. The internet, the sole mode of open communication still within our reach, is under threat from all sides. Soon we might all be sitting there twiddling our thumbs, unable to access anything at all.

Societies such as these stand in no need of external enemies. They are self-destructing, human dignity shredded beyond salvage. As the great philosopher-poet of Pakistan Allama Iqbal once wrote: Soon the west will enter a time where men hold no jobs and women, childless, sit with empty laps. The enemy within is more than enough to justify the militarization of everyday life. In this respect, one should remember the youth corps plans being hatched in US and UK, soon to be imitated by all the other west zombies. In America teenagers as young as 14 are being trained in police combat techniques. The ostensible reason given is the fight against drugs, terrorism and illegal immigration. The truth of the matter is these are carefully planned first steps towards establishing martial law in the USA, with the rest of the west smartly preparing to follow suit. Unless, of course, the star wars take over first, the two sides to the conflict commit to a fight to the death and World War III in all its glory is declared.

71 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are extremely indebted to King for this thought-provoking piece. Everything he says makes brilliant sense. Fellow human beings, awaken, reform, amend your attitudes or soon it will be too late.

Anonymous said...

Frightening, all of it. And not a word of exaggeration in any of it. About one particular sentence; "An unravelling economy means entitlements in disarray," has anyone thought that the billionaire club - they have the gall to call themselves the "Good Club" -of which some mention was made in sections below has precisely that in mind? Entitlements must go, but not only that. The size of populations must be cut down to fit the number of monetary paying jobs available in an increasingly technologically advanced industrial world. We're all trapped, that's about the size of it.
Jake

Anonymous said...

I don't know. Do you really believe things are all that bad? The west is in a bit of a fix momentarily, granted. But what about the legendary western efficiency?

Anonymous said...

Efficiency? Yes. The better to grind you to small bits so as to make disposal easier

Anonymous said...

The lavish lifestyles finally in danger, ha, ha! The better to give the rest of us a break and a chance to breathe.

Anonymous said...

RE: Population Cull
Philanthropic Misanthropists!
In reality the "Good Club" discussed all the ugly means, how to curb population explosion. They discussed artificial spreading of diseases, how to sterilize a major proportion of the population in developing countries, how to poison the little children, how to start another decimating war, all to the benefit
of the military-industrial complex of the US and their happy bunch of billionaires like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Georg Soros, etc., etc.

Anonymous said...

The "Good Club" meeting took place in NYork on May 5. On the timeline: That was just following the weekend that the swine flu story broke in Mexico City… maybe the schedules had been coordinated in advance? These are the same type of folks that were in Nebraska for the first annual golf tourney on Sept 11, 2001. Another coincidence?

Anonymous said...

As King's article The Emotional Bankruptcy of the West rightly points out, the victims of these gangsters won't just be the Third World. First World dwellers are also being carefully monitored and cornered.

Anonymous said...

As the putrid smell of corruption rises, you want to know what weapons to reach out for, the intellectual, the psychological, the spiritual? I think only the last-named will prove really effective.

Anonymous said...

To make my meaning even clearer: to fight the material and its apostles only the spiritual will serve.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad King mentioned Allama Iqbal in his piece. A great poet and an even greater philosopher and the only one I know in history whose writings helped to found an entirely new nation. Iqbal was the bravest of men and thanks to his efforts, along with those of a few illustrious allies, the barbaric occupation of the Indian Sub-Continent was brought to an abrupt end. Good of you, King, to pay him hommage here.

Anonymous said...

No sci fi above. King has stuck to the facts. The Fixated Threat Assessment Centre exists. It deals in indefinite detention without due process simply for stating an opinion, any opinion. This is equivalent to the repeal of Habeas Corpus. Henceforth anyone falling into the FTAC's clutches will have no right to a trial or enjoy any form of legal protection from arbitrary state detention.

Anonymous said...

About salt being rubbed into the wounds of the general public, it's not only the corruption of politicians which hurts. The bankers and their fraud and bonuses are affecting us in the same way. As for unending revelations about UK MPs claiming money for everything under the sun, perhaps it's some dastardly media plot to deflect public anger from bankers to politicians. Whatever, the bleeding wounds will always appear in the limbs of the common man.

Anonymous said...

Off Topic, but not without importance:
Regime Change: Georgia's Rose Revolution Fades to Black - J.M.A. Trabanco (25.5.09)
It seems political turmoil is becoming increasingly common in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. More than five years after the 2003 Rose Revolution, it looks like another regime change might put an end to Mikheil Saakashvili's presidency. During the last few weeks, several protests have been organized by many groups demanding that President Saakashvili tenders his resignation effective immediately. Even former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze suggested "the country's embattled president to resign to avoid bloodshed... "The situation in Georgia at the moment is very tense - I would say almost catastrophic." said one observer. The heterogeneous anti-Saakashvili bloc includes the Alliance for Freedom, the Conservative Party, the Democratic Movement-United Georgia, Georgia's Way, the Industrialists Party, Movement for United Georgia, Party of People and the Alliance for Georgia, among others.
There is a precedent that must not be overlooked. In 2007, similar demonstrations took place in Georgia. Back then, Saakashvili responded by imposing emergency rule and riot police was used to prevent this wave of discontent from escalating and some pro-opposition TV stations (Imedi and Kavkasia) were, apparently, forcibly closed. What both episodes have in common is that Georgian opposition members have denounced the Saakashvili government as corrupt and arbitrarily authoritarian.
Another factor has empowered Mikheil Saakashvili's domestic political adversaries. His 2008 war-mongering campaign against South Ossetia triggered a harsh reaction from Russia and ultimately ended up in a complete political and military disaster. Russian military could have invaded Tbilisi and overthrown Saakashvili but the Kremlin refrained from it they thought that the Russian Federation could not afford the same mistakes made by the US in Iraq. Russian strategic planners probably decided it would be best to let the Saakashvili regime implode without having to actually walk into a quagmire-like occupation. That would explain why President Medvedev declared that "President Saakashvili no longer exists in our eyes. He is a political corpse." Nowadays, Georgian opposition accuses Saakashvili of starting a war that was doomed to be lost.
Indeed, his political position has deteriorated even further. Any desire to reincorporate (peacefully or otherwise) Abkhazia and South Ossetia does not look very realistic even for the most gung-ho Georgian hardliners. Both breakaway republics have the Kremlin's strategic support and Moscow has already granted them diplomatic recognition. No wonder some Georgian moderate nationalists feel alienated by Saakashvili's reckless schemes.

Anonymous said...

What a delicate choice of topics gets sorted out here. NBN, of course, then Malachai Ritscher, Baba Vanga, Dieudonné and now the Emotional Bankruptcy of the West. I remember
King wrote something along those lines in an earlier posting as well. Apparently, single-minded in his endeavours as is our poiuytr, too. But King is right to insist on the moral-cum-emotional insolvency of the west.

Anonymous said...

In receivership they've been since time immemorial, and it's only now they're waking up to their peril!

Anonymous said...

I wonder, will they ever retrieve their souls and make a go of things, they who have been ruthless rulers of the world for ever so long.

Anonymous said...

Well, King, what you seem to be describing in your acute account of west woes is tantamount to an attempted collective suicide. But I may be wrong. Right is, however, that day by day things are going from bad to worse and beyond remedy.
Mandolin

Anonymous said...

SCO - A more rational, just, peaceful and multipolar alternative to the contained and declining west. SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) will hold its 9th annual summit in Yekaterinburg on June 15th-16th. Its full members and observer states represent the world's greatest untapped potential, both in terms of land mass and population and form an alliance of five non-Western civilisations - Russian, Chinese, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist. Add BRIC to it, the world's fastest and most consistently growing economies with the largest foreign currency and gold reserves and the contours of this blog's much-mentioned Freeworld begin to emerge with blinding clarity. Throw Africa in for good measure.

Anonymous said...

No wonder west govt have begun canibalising their own. A reaction of pure panic.

Anonymous said...

The news today:
Shell on trial in NYork today for 1995 killing of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiva.
NKorean test nuke was Hiroshima level. Welcome to the club.
SAfrica's Rand best-perfoming currency this year. Is that the way the wind is blowing?
German debts set to "blow up like a grenade" unless state protection is sought through the "bad bank", i.e. losses spread over 20 years in an off-balance sheet vehicle. Trickery to get in, trickery to get out.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps North Korea's bomb test marks the beginning of a New World Order for the people and not against them. SCO, BRIC, sit up and pay attention.

Anonymous said...

Anon 09:47 - The seesaw between hope and despair is constant. But like you, I too feel the signs of returning renewal are manifest all over.

Anonymous said...

OK, where does poiuytr stand on this one, atom power NK, I mean?

Anonymous said...

Don't know about p., but you should hear the mainstream hissing and howling and calling down anathema on Kim Jong-il's head. North Korea is a nuclear power and there's nothing at all the west can do about it.

Anonymous said...

Sri Lanka wards off west bullying
The UN Human Rights Commission wanted some kind of condemnation of Sri Lanka's war crimes in its recent fight against the Tamil Tigers.
However, Colombo is not browbeaten. The seasoned poker player has tabled a counter resolution titled "Assistance to Sri Lanka in the promotion and Protection of Human Rights". Believe it or not, the Sri Lankan resolution commends Colombo for its victory over terrorism and solicits funding from a grateful international community. The 12 co-sponsors of the Sri Lankan resolution include China, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cuba, Nicaragua and Bolivia. Russia is also backing the Sri Lankan government, so the west has no place to go.

Anonymous said...

World (!!!?) powerless to stop North Korea

The question is how did North Korea get away with all the preparations for the test with no one noticing by satellite observation or intelligence reports from operatives, perhaps defectors, on the ground. A corollary question is what kind of timetable is driving North Korea's ailing leader Kim Jong-il - and what are the reasons why the North wants to risk upsetting so many countries.
The answer to all these: love of freedom is driving Kim Jong-il.

Anonymous said...

Enough mugging, killing and maiming by the zioWest. Enough zioWestern dominance on the world stage.

Anonymous said...

Obama’s Democratic Authoritarianism

He's bad – really bad – on civil liberties writes Justin Raimondo on Prez Zigzag Bananas (May 25, 2009)
He’s not closing Guantanamo, he’s continuing the "preventive detention" policy of the Bush administration under a new rubric ("prolonged detention"), he’s on board with military commissions ("reformed," of course) and the denial of habeas corpus – and last, but certainly not least, his supporters in Congress have launched a campaign to give him and his cabinet officials the power to close down the Internet in the name of "national security."
USans will rue the day the ever elected him. But, then, what choice did they have?

Anonymous said...

Barmy Barack up to his zio tricks? Pay no attention and prepare to fight back, all together and individually.

Anonymous said...

May 26 09 - Ruling Party Official: Japan Should Attack North Korea
A ruling party lawmaker today urged Japan to break the terms of its pacifist constitution and pre-emptively attack North Korea following the Stalinist state’s nuclear bomb test.
We have way too many governments in way too much financial trouble, that see war as the way out.

Anonymous said...

14:54
Obama's Honeymoon is Over
Barack Obama has had his 100 days! The honeymoon is over! The gloves are off! Mr. Obama, tear down those illegal prisons and keep your other promises!

Obama's honeymoon was over after just 7 days!

Anonymous said...

King: You did well to be the first to sum it up, and point the finger to the dangerous internal unintended consequences on the ZioWest *itself* of these bogus global wars on terror and the culture of madness. Difficult task but you succeeded well.

To sum up: Total breakdown of sacred values of civilisation. Emotional bankruptcy. A numbing of the mind. Indifference to injustice. Brain washing into complacency. Collaboration with the only real enemy: Chaos, enemy of Truth, Justice, Life. And to all who resist with any moral strength, psychiatric treatment just like good old Soviet times (and what you say is real, Dieudonné was offered that service too). No need for the rule of law.

But I would have called your article The "Moral" Bancruptcy of the West. Ship without compass nor rudder, not even an honest poet to point the way. Fierce storms driving these nations to the rocks of disaster. Entire Nations without moral leadership, drifting in the oceans of endless violence. Their weapons of mass destruction obsolete.

You are right. The battle is now mind over matter. Thats why I know we will win.

Anonymous said...

Comment 18:07 by informatron, sorry

Anonymous said...

I say amen to that, our winning, I mean. There were many perceptive comments on the text, and I wish to thank all the bloggers here for their postings. But you, informatron, were the first to seize the point of the whole thing. And to expand the subject in a masterly manner. I also agree about the title. It should have read moral rather than emotional. And special thanks for your heartfelt: "Ship without compass nor rudder, not even an honest poet to point the way."
King

Anonymous said...

UK youth in the doldrums
Recession pessimism rife in young
Report reveals fears among 18-24-year-olds that their standard of living will take 10 years to recover
Graduates facing jobs crunch

Anonymous said...

No Kremlin Guarantee of Gas to EU
25 May 2009 By Nadia Popova / The Moscow Times
Russia cannot guarantee that there will be no halts in gas supplies to Europe, President Dmitry Medvedev warned at a news conference closing an EU-Russia summit in Khabarovsk on Friday.
Further raising the specter of a new gas shut-off, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin separately indicated that the country would not extend any loans to Ukraine. Ukraine's failure to pay for Russian gas resulted in the halt of deliveries to more than 20 European countries in January.
"Russia has offered no assurances and will not offer any," Medvedev said when asked about the possible suspension of gas supplies to Europe later this year. "What for? There are no problems on our part. ... Let the one who pays for the gas offer assurances."
Adding to the tension, Medvedev said he had doubts about Ukraine's ability to pay for gas this year. "If the Ukrainian side has got the money, that's great. But we have got some doubts about the solvency of Ukraine," he said.
Ukraine currently needs about $4 billion to pump 19.5 billion cubic meters of gas into its underground reserves, Medvedev said.
Putin gave different figures later in the day, saying Ukraine needed about $5 billion.
"The gas should be pumped in now, because it will be impossible to pump it in the needed volume later," Putin said in the Kazakh capital, Astana, after talks with Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. The prime ministers met on the sidelines of a CIS summit.

Anonymous said...

Iran-Pak-Afghan Alliance? (26.5.09)
The significance of the Sunday meeting draws from the recognition of forging regional alliances to resolve common security threats and socio-economic challenges.
Meaning no doubt the encroachments by the US and Israel.

Anonymous said...

I, too, found informatron's comment above very moving. The line "Collaboration with the only real enemy: Chaos, enemy of Truth, Justice, Life." evokes the vast metaphysical void in the west to perfection. Thanks to the writer and to his commentator who takes the original text one step further.

Anonymous said...

The New American Century - Length: 1:34:22 - Uploaded: Apr 6, 2009
Magnificent documentary by Massimo Mazzucco.

Required viewing for every classroom.

Explains PNAC but misses out on the Israeli Zionist connection.

Well worth being reminded of how the West got into the (well said) "vast metaphysical void" in the first place. The film does a good job.

This film goes in detail through the untold history of The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) with tons of archival footage and connects it right into the present. This film exposes how every major war in US history was based on a complete fraud with video of insiders themselves admitting it. This film shows how the first film theaters in the US were used over a hundred years ago to broadcast propaganda to rile the American people into the Spanish-American War. This film shows the white papers of the oil company Unocal which called for the creation of a pipeline through Afghanistan and how their exact needs were fulfilled through the US invasion of Afghanistan. This film shows how Halliburton under their “cost plus” exclusive contract with the US Government went on a mad dash spending spree akin to something out of the movie Brewster’s Millions, yet instead of blowing $30 million they blew through BILLIONS by literally burning millions of dollars worth of hundred thousand dollar cars and trucks if they had so much as a flat tire. “A stunning film. It should be seen as widely as possible, in cinemas, bars, clubs, at meetings and, of course, through the internet. I’m sure the film will continue to be a source of debate and political education for many years. Maybe until the war criminals have been brought to trial.” - Ken Loach While Massimo Mazzucco’s first political documentary, GLOBAL DECEIT (2006), focused on the long list of inconsistencies in the official version of the 9/11 attacks, THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY explores the historical, philosophical and economic background that suggests a matrix for such events that is much closer to home than the so-called “Islamic terrorism”. The film provides solid evidence for the true reasons behind the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, whose unfolding is described in chilling detail in a document called “Project for the New American Century”, published in the year 2,000, that seems to have served as the actual blueprint for such dramatic events.

Enjoy when you have quiet moment with your special other. These Italians are good even though they speak English.

informatron

http://article19-videoblog.tumblr.com/post/113560447/the-new-american-century-mpg-1-34-22-apr-6

Anonymous said...

NEWS In BRIEF
- NK being provocative, wails the west. How about the west being disruptive - and damnably dangerous - as it has always been?
- 1945-2009: 8 nations (Israel, SAfrica naturally not included) carry out 2.054 nuclear blasts, of which US accounts for 1.032.
- Sarkozy has become military protector of UAE thanks to newly opened base.
- Iran says had own uranium supply, no shortage.
- Pak-Iran sign gas pipeline accord without India's participation after a 14-year on-off negotiation period. Slow but getting there.
- Wall Street enjoys surge. Pessimists say it's a suckers' market. No, thunders shill: History says it's a bull market.
- No wonder Brit students no longer wish to study the damn subject. History = propaganda = a pack of lies, nothing more.
- US govt expected to own 70% of restricted General Motors.
- Climate change scam: Nuclear power/wind or solar power? No, paint your roof white.

Anonymous said...

Informatron, thanks for invaluable indications above (04:11), including Mazzucco doc. and others. Will come in very handy for my own work. As you say, Italians, too, Berlusconi notwithstanding, are members of the human race.

Anonymous said...

Nukes 'Politically Retarded', says Ahmadinejad
By Press TV - May 25,09 - As the West continues to press Iran on its nuclear program, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the country considers developing nuclear weapons as "politically retarded".
In a press conference on Monday, President Ahmadinejad said that he sees the dossier of the country's nuclear program as a closed case.
"The talks outside the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) will only be about participation in the management of the world and bringing peace to the world," Ahmadinejad said.
The remarks come as the P5+1, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- plus Germany, have requested Iran to re-enter talks over its nuclear program.
Tehran says its program is directed at the civilian applications of the technology. The US and Israel, however, accuse the country of developing nuclear weapons.
President Ahmadinejad reiterated Iranian assertions that the country would never seek weapons of mass destruction -- including nuclear weapons.
"We think those who assume restoring nuclear weapons can have the upper hand in political equations are politically retarded," the president said. Iran says nuclear weapons are "un-Islamic" and "developing, producing or stockpiling nuclear weapons are forbidden under the rule of Islam."

Anonymous said...

Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Long live...!

Anonymous said...

Brit state recruits an army of snoopers with police-style powers - 26.5.09
Mail Online | A growing army of private security guards and town hall snoopers with sweeping police-style powers is being quietly established (A. Jones Blog)

Anonymous said...

China starts construction of pipeline for getting Russian oil - RTT News - 26.5.09
China has started the construction of a crude oil pipeline that connects its northeastern border with crude-rich Russia.
China's Vice Prime Minister Wang Qishan launched the project Monday at a ceremony at the Siberian border town of Mohe, China's state-owned Xinhua news agency said.
The trans-national pipeline that starts in northeast Heilongjiang province will carry Russian oil to refineries in China's Daqing city, covering 960 kilometers.
Under a 20-year loan-for-oil agreement signed in April by the two countries, Russia will pump 15 million tons of crude annually to China from next year.
In return, China will lend $25 billion to Russia's state-run oil major Rosneft and the oil pipeline monopoly Transneft.
The construction of the remaining part of the pipeline on the Russian side has begun. The East Siberian-Pacific Ocean pipeline will transport Russian crude from Siberia to a terminal on its eastern coast.
China currently receives most of its Russian oil supplies by railroad.

Anonymous said...

15 Million tons of oil equals approximately 300,000 barrels per day. Peace.

Anonymous said...

Could we have Rense back, do you think? It's not that I find it so sensational myself, but occasionally it helps to make one less myopic. Thank you.

informatron said...

King, come to the rescue!

Here is more sickness for you. I mean how sick and synical can the ZioWest get? And I don't see it reported in the Financial Times.

Never mind Israel, NATO, USA, etc: EU takes aim at Pakistan and supports Bangladesh war crimes trials for acts committed by Pakistan 40 years ago.


"Stressing that the European Union has a record of strong support to efforts to bring perpetrators of war crimes to justice...", Swedish ambassador Britt F. Hagstrom said:

EU supports Bangladesh war crimes trials

Dhaka, May 27 (bdnews24.com)—The European Union has voiced support for the trial of war crimes perpetrated during Bangladesh's Liberation War and urged the concerned authorities to carry out the trials process to international standards, the Sector Commanders Forum said in a statement on Wednesday.

The EU expressed the view during a meeting of its ambassadors and senior diplomats based in Bangladesh with SCF leaders in Dhaka on Tuesday.

The meeting held a detailed discussion on relevant trial issues, particularly on the international Crimes (Tribunals) Act 1973.

The head of the EU local chapter, Swedish ambassador Britt F. Hagstrom said, "The EU recognises the support for bringing war criminals from the 1971 War of Liberation to justice, as reflected in the relevant parliamentary resolution."

Stressing that the European Union has a record of strong support to efforts to bring perpetrators of war crimes to justice, the Swedish ambassador added, "It is for Bangladesh to determine how the judicial process will be mobilised in this regard".

But, she stressed that the trial process should be carried out to international standards.

Vice chairman of the Sector Commanders Forum, Maj Gen. KM Safullah, briefed the EU envoys about the historical background of Bangladesh's independence struggle and pointed out how the atrocities committed by the then occupying Pakistani forces and their local collaborators remained unpunished over last four decades.

From the EU side, the meeting was attended among others by Spanish ambassador Arturo Parez German ambassador Frank Meyke, Italian ambassador Italia Merta Occhi, Danish ambassador Finar Hebogaard Jensen, ambassador of the commission of the EU Stefan Frowein.

SFC vice president Maj Gen C R Dutta and central leaders of the forum, as well as writer-journalist Haroon Habib, and Dr. M A Hassah of the War Crimes Fact Finding Committee, among others, were present.

http://www.bdnews24.com/details.php?id=85474&cid=2

(and now I have a squeeky clean uniform on to please poiuytr, thanks to open id)

Anonymous said...

Informatron, get your blood pressure down. West horrors are unending, their cynicism finely honed. And we'll carry on seeing signs of both until and well beyond our own death bed, I'd say.
The story in Bangla Desh in a nutshell was an Indian trained and armed group called Mukhti Bani, organised along the lines of the latter Tamil Tigers, committed all the atrocities now so conveniently being placed on Pak's doorstep.
And now think positive, young man. If such nonsense is going on, it can only mean Pakistan has somehow displeased west masters, which is all to the good. Conversely, just imagine how pissed off the Pakis must be to hear themselves being accused out of the blue of war crimes when the white-skinned are killing everything that moves in sight. So not best friends or no longer.
Diversion, all of it is, like the Sudan condemantion of the Prez there. Or wanting to bring war crimes charges against Sri Lanka. All this to cover up their own shining war crimes record. Take none of it seriously, ever.
Regards, King

informatron said...

Thanks for that. Realy interesting, and comforting... They must be REALY broke to dig so far down the old barrel in search of some rotten fish.

"... the trial should be according to international standards"

Anonymous said...

Indeed: international standards, my arse. Be comforted, too, that in your anon uniform, you stand in no danger of being grabbed and, before you know it, charged with all the war crimes for which one is still looking for perpetrators. And as for broke, haven't your read your latest NBN? Broker they couldn't be. Besides, put another Muslim country into the eye of the storm, and Israel thinks it can get off scot-free. One last thing, where they're at, at the bottom of that fish barrel, they are at their most dangerous. Anything can happen now.

Anonymous said...

If Bangladesh can lend itself to such a farce, it must be in pretty bad shape.

poiuytr said...

4:11 -- FUSA century film
true to your nick, thanks for the info. i bet thought that they don't unmask the fact: hitler=USA/UK or conversely USA/UK=hitler.

can you break the link up into a few lines. for some reason links just run off the screen without being wrapped around. i'll find this flick on the site, but in general...

it's google again, if someone posts a link, google should know to automatically make it active so you can just click and go there but...

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12:55 -- rense?
what a scumbucket though. he's running this guy Makow who's a total cretin, in my book now. all Rense does now is spew anti-Russian hatred mixed in with endless reference to USA-written idiocy about 'deflation' and COLLAPSE always blamed on the Freeworld. the only good thing there is his running Dees' pictures now, which don't justify visiting this burlesque tabloid.
you sure you want this USA entertainment back?
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15:50 -- "EUnuchs have strong record of prosecution crimes"....

well, that got my blood boiling... i'm provoked by this endless genocidal lying of these west monkey creatures to an article-writing level now.

not only west has no record whatever of prosecution crimes, west IS crime.

oh, so much to say here...

poiuytr said...

informatron:

"These Italians are good even though they speak English"

nicely expressed sentiment! reminds me of this one, which explains it all:

"Like Putin, Medvedev only speaks Russian but does not need an interpreter for english."

english is great cuz, having no grammar whatsoever, it's dirt simple and thus totally penetrable in weeks.

the freaky simplicity lends itself to readily exposing the cretinous USA/UK mind that represents the west today. west vampire dreams are lain bare as a result!

it further brings the world together and easily alerts it on global scale of the impending west vileness while west crimes are common knowledge everywhere.

and above all, it keeps the USA/UK baboons at bay for the simplicity of the english-born minds prevents the west from learning and thus infesting any other cultures. and this is what's gonna keep, in particular, the illiterate US baboons permanently unemployed henceforth.

of course, under no circumstance, can english masquerade as a language that would suffice a human.

Anonymous said...

No to Rense if they got dismissed on ideological grounds. No quarrel there. As for language, which would be one fit for a human, if neither English nor Italian? How about Berber?

Anonymous said...

Or how about Hebrew? Re: Rense, it's no worse than any other site, its own angle, its own prejudices, its own occasional piece of interesting info. The society of consensus is a west invention as is the society of bogus bickering.

Anonymous said...

intolerance, thy name was ever west.

Anonymous said...

"I am for truth, no matter who tells it."

Malcolm X (not our X)

Anonymous said...

Long live Medvedev, the Russian-speaking, and pinup boy P as well. Anyone noticed Chavez speaks fluent, perfect Spanish wherever he may be and the Iranians would slit their throats rather than let anything out of their mouths except for Farsi?

Anonymous said...

Re: Rense. Don't know what you hold against Makow. He's only a crpto Jewish propagandist playing the opposition card. You don't think he'd be on Rense otherwise, do you? And as for Russia, has it ever occurred to anyone that Russia might also be part of the bigger game?

poiuytr said...

10:44 -- Russia part of it?

in the current game of west murdering children in its desperate attempt to save itself Russia's been the steadfast source of all blows west's received including the fatal one in 2006.

do you think there's another game?

Anonymous said...

Wheels within wheels, poiuytr. And now I'm giddy thinking, for instance, that the NKorea bomb and missile tests may be a put up job to help west replace UN by Nato. For Russia, I don't know. Things appear odd on the surface sometimes. Then I remember Yukos (and your dollar nuking) and get back my cool. Naturally, I don't know what exactly 10:44 was referring to.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, 18:16, know what you mean. I'm suspicious even of my own shadow in matters political. But NKorea could be China's veiled announcement to the world that it's now taken over as number one. Think of that.

Anonymous said...

re: 18:31

Your "suspicions" represent the more paranoid delusions that afflict many Western imperial citizens, who cannot comprehend that their wrold tyranny is meeting resistance from many independent sources.

But this is precisely the pathology and sickness of the Western(ized) mind that Pouityr so eloquently has laid bare for all to see.

May it meet it just desserts some day.

Anonymous said...

I should be mad at you for above (08:05), I suppose, but your words come from the heart and are too well turned for easy dismissal. Yes, I am a beuatifully trained Western imperial citizen, used to my bread and circus existence. I am often filled with monstrous fears. Not just for my own future, but the future of the entire planet. That's why one comes to poiuytr, I expect, he's better than any sedative. He soothes without putting one to sleep. He allays the more piercing of ones panics. His vision is always steady. May healthful change come over us all, empire and ex-tributaries included.

poiuytr said...

18:16 -- Russia

yes, it seems VERY odd prima facia. always! full agreement and i've written on this before, i recall. right headlines, even from Russia, cannot be trusted. and shouldn't be. it's war. it's deception time. it's secrecy, etc.

remember west attacked Russia last year, killed 2000 Russians. Russia is not here to save west, tell it what it thinks or will do. Russia is here to condemn Korea and Iran on the surface. each time! in reality, Iran's nuke programme is Russian.

Russia NEVER EVER speaks before and rarely explains after. all Russian statements are designed to whiplash the west.

Russia agrees with not selling nuke stuff to Iran. the next day the sale is done.

you gotta remember, when your faith begins to wane (which is understandable cuz it's tough, it's a mis-info jungle and if one reads west tabloid then one cannot but go insane, and as west prolapses the uncertainty is palpable. in 2006, not many understood it's over for west. in 2007, west didn't get it believing their tales of subprime woes and other nonsense as such. in 2008, it had trickled to big biz and west banks all went belly up, mfg followed but west people had been told lies of "stimulus" and "bailout". none understood a thing. in 2009, it has at last trickled to the west peasant with unemployment out of check and west debts beyond what can be calculated. west today admits to printing, just manufacturing, half a trillion.

when faith begins flagging, just remember the facts.

it's Russian weapons that stopped USA and friends in Iraq. how are they getting there? Russia certainly doesn't know! but Iraq is Stalingrad, a bottomless sinkhole prepped for west to fill with blood and cash.

it's Russian diplomacy that, despite ALL efforts (and i mean all, the entire west rich retinue working around the clock) EU is sinking deeper and deeper into energy dependence on Russia. Russia is buying IMF bonds now. the reversal of EVERYTHING is here. west is now becoming indebted to Russia. IMF is taking loans for the first time in the entire evil history of west. accident? remember May2006. petrodollar was nuked and the death of dollar began. in 6 months, by Dec06, dollar, after 40 yr reign, was displaced by euro. no one told you this in the west. that's the single and only reason why west is prolapsing and why there's no hope in hell to stop that or even postpone it now. it's Russian weapons that have armed the Freeworld against west and they're out of countries to attack. look at Africa. ruthless rape of west by Bush heards of child murderers in numerous nations to steal oil for west are all belly up. it's west out and Russia in -- everywhere. even Libya, once sole hope of EU for respite from the pesky Ukrainian gas dictate. and on and on.... this is the book.

BTW, i'm glad you're saying this actually and that you're admitting that it's muddy and iffy. it's not! and that's why i gotta write it all up, step by step. it's really the sweetest symphony, arranged like nothing before and executed with such incredible unwavering mastery... it's incredible. it leaves west permanently sputtering vulgarities and as they knells are driven in daily into west's casket.

the only choice west has now is where it wants to be laid to rest. is it gonna be slow like GM, California, Detroit, Opel, British Airways, the entire west banking, mfg, energy or is it gonna be fast in a hail of fireworks.

remember, Russia is not here to tell me/us what's up. there's a war on.

there's been an active, hot war going on since 2001 when west attacked the whole of the planet. no buts about that. there's a giant war happening right now. and the only reason why we're still here is all thanks to Russia masterful diplomacy, brain, and strength out of this world.

had they had their way, west would have long since eaten everything by now. as it is, the fact remains that west controls nothing, not even west today.

poiuytr said...

8:25 -- rense

yeah, i looked at the list and there's engdahl and other few things... compared to engdahl, rense is a genius. so... and who am i anyway to dictate links, some prez?

in general, though, i must say that the USA heresy sources like rense and etc including roberts are becoming, as the west prolapse nears, more insane by the hour.

they expose the fact that west baboons do still, despite all evidence, believe in some pipedream about some peaceful, wonderful USA. EUnuchs are not so hampered. they've seen wars and remember them well. USA baboon has lived in a solitary cocoon designed to lobotomise and brainwash.

and as it comes crumbling, the delusion, the very foundation all USA heresies are based on is exposed to be deeply flawed and just as laughable as the very things they're complaining about.

after all, all these USA heretics believe that west prolapse is caused by some shadow governance completely misunderstanding and unwilling to understand that west never had any shadow governances but that west has always been this evil.

and so... how can one read such rubbish? i mean, baboons believe they FOUGHT nazis.

such insanity should plague me link list but... when i saw engdahl's there... then certainly rense belongs among them. rense is at least trying to be an index of sorts.

but at the same time, the point that west heretics, although loved, adored, and revered by west disgruntled folks, are as wrong as their war junta betters.

so i'll keep doing that when i can. fighting them by removing a link was silly of me, wrong, underhanded, kneejerk reactive, and i am deeply ashamed and quite abhorred with meself. it was caused by a jolt of adrenalin when i went saw that rense had succumbed to the west media whores' rising mindrape of Russia demonisation.

at the same time, i'm anguished by honouring rense and namely engdahl by letting them remain on the link list.

but in my defence, the list is not mine. it was, like the blog, started by JamesW, and became yours after JamesW had exhausted his entries.

so it's your list actually. and i'm asking you now to reconsider some of the USA links like engdahl for i view them as no more than west mainstream nationalistic plague for the reason above.

Anonymous said...

Re: Links. I don't know about others, but I don't mind either way. Get rid of what displeases. Personally, I don't take links that seriously. Most sites are in any case wishy washy, no discernible line. The ones you have taken to calling the "heretic" signs are only skin-deep dissident. But the views of most people visiting ID are already formed. They are not going to change for a Rense or an Engdahl. Perhaps the best thing to do is to wait for James to come back. He'll decide. Unless of course he's already let you know he's lost interest.

poiuytr said...

12:58

no word on JamesW. can't figure it out. the links, yeah, let's just leave them be. but James' disappearance... it's been over 3 weeks at least. we'll see...

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