Strategic Culture Foundation 26 August – 1 September 2012: Europe / APEC / Kosovo / Saudi Arabia / Assange-Ecuador / Uzbekistan

1 September 2012 — Strategic Culture Foundation

EU Drift – Destination Unknown (I)

01.09.2012 | 00:00 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

At the moment, the EU is visibly divided at the face of the crisis. One of the camps comprises the embattled Mediterranean countries plus the predominantly agrarian Ireland, all of whom are sinking into a debt crisis which their populations begin to blame on secret global forces which allegedly engineered the crisis and massively benefit from bailout-linked speculations  rather than on their respective national governments. The other camp – Germany, the Netherlands, and Finland – slam their EU southern peers over reckless policies and spendings…

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Prime State’s Priority

01.09.2012 | 00:00 | Nikolai MALISHEVSKI

At the beginning of September the traditional meeting of APEC member states leaders will take place on Russian soil, in Vladivostok and the Russky Island. The Far East is not only the land of 6,2 million square kilometers, making up for a third of Russia’s territory, it’s also the area boasting enormous investment potential that is still to be realized. Nature, energy, transport, communications and manufacturing are the areas for attracting money flows. It’s a real treasure land of mineral, raw material and biological resources that have been barely developed. The prospects for this region to great extent depend on changing the balance between the world economic centers… 

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The Independent Kosovo: Gangland Spills Savagery Worldwide (II)

31.08.2012 | 00:00 | Anna FILIMONOVA

The Euro-Atlantic blueprint for the future of South East Europe gives a big role to the criminal enclave called the Republic of Kosovo. It is to become a base of world-level organized crime, and that is already happening. Drug supply to Europe, illicit organs extraction and trafficking, campaigns of terror against the resident populations and ethnic cleansing are hallmarks of the Kosovo independence which sends criminal metastases all over Europe while it stays under a delusion that its civilization standards are intact…

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Turn in Saudi Foreign Policy Imminent?

30.08.2012 | 00:00 | Wayne MADSEN

Saudi Arabia may experience another lurch into change as another of the kingdom’s aging royal leaders is, according to news reports, seriously ill. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal al Saud is reportedly sidelined by a terminal medical condition and foreign affairs responsibilities are being turned over to his deputy, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah al Saud… Abdulaziz is representing Saudi Arabia at the NATO-maligned Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Tehran scheduled for August 30-31. Abdulaziz’s presence in Tehran is in direct contravention of the wishes of Saudi Arabia’s NATO allies coordinating the largely Saudi- and Qatari-financed insurgency against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad…

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Ecuador Shields Assange from the Revengeful Empire

29.08.2012 | 00:00 | Nil NIKANDROV

Stockholm has long pledged assistance to Obama’s Administration in arranging for Assange to stand trial in the US for having put tens of thousands of US Department of State and Pentagon documents on display in Internet. Assange’s legal counsel in the US M. Ratner says a group was set up in Virgina in 2010 under the oversight of the Grand Jury to analyze the materials released by WikiLeaks and to eventually implicate the outlet chief in a conspiracy to communicate defense-related information to unauthorized recipients. The code of the case – the sinister 10/3/793 – stands for conspiracy and espionage, which may entail death penalty…

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Mexico: «So far from God, So Close to the United States»

28.08.2012 | 00:00 | Vladislav GULEVICH

«Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States!». Those words said by Mexican President Porfirio Diaz (1830-1915) will remain acute as long as the US politicians are still faithful to the ideas of Anglo-Saxon expansionism… Let’s draw parallels with the so called «Circassian issue». The comparisons are more than propitious once Washington is dissatisfied with the existing borders between the «Circassian republics» of the Russian Federation… Washington demands Russia immediately let in several hundred thousand Circassians from Syria, Jordan, Israel, Turkey and other countries because historically they come from the Caucasus…

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US Plan for a Base in Uzbekistan to Materialize?

27.08.2012 | 00:00 | Aleksandr SHUSTOV

…No doubt, Moscow would be confronted with a situation calling for a  tougher than ever strategy if the Operative Reaction Center – a US military base to stay indefinitely in the post-Soviet space regarding which Russia has serious ambitions – pops up in Uzbekistan. Picking up after several makeshift bases narrowly geared to supply the Western coalition in Afghanistan, the facility would come as a slap in the face to Moscow, a humiliation comparable to what Washington would have experienced seeing Russia install a military base in Mexico, Nicaragua, or Cuba…

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DRC and ICC: New Developments

26.08.2012 | 00:00 | Cristopher C.BLACK, Alexander MEZYAEV

On 17th August 2012 counsel for several Rwandan and Congolese (DRC) political and civil organizations, delivered a complaint to the Prosecutor of the ICC concerning crimes allegedly committed by the current President of Rwanda Paul Kagame which are within the jurisdiction of the ICC… Kagame is an example of an American supported leader whose crimes go unpunished because he is useful to them and because they are party to his crimes. The Prosecutors of the ICTR have wasted 17 years protecting Kagame from his responsibility for the crimes he and his forces committed in Rwanda in 1994. The consequence has been a continuation of those crimes into the Congo, drowning the Great Lakes region of Africa in blood…

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