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US pressing for war with China in the South China Sea

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The US is in a tough spot militarily. In Syria, Russia and Iran have taken advantage of the fact that the plan hatched by the West and its regional allies to destabilize the Assad government took far too long to develop. The idea was to foment discord and provide covert support …

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Before and after images of Chinese military bases in South China Sea

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There’s been no shortage of coverage both in these pages and elsewhere of China’s unprecedented land reclamation efforts in the Spratlys. While China isn’t the first country to create new territory in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, the scope of Beijing’s development (some 3,000 acres) sets it …

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US lifts ban on lethal weapon sales to Vietnam

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The US has decided to “completely lift” its embargo on trade in lethal arms with the Southeast Asian country, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has said, Reuters reports. “Vietnam very much appreciates the US decision to completely lift the ban on lethal weapon sales to Vietnam, which is the clear …

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US preparing for war with China and Russia to save the banks

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The United States is preparing for a possible war against China and Russia aimed at preventing the collapse of the Western banking system, an American political commentator and activist says. Michael Billington, Asia editor for the Executive Intelligence Review and author of Reflections of an American Political Prisoner: the Repression and Promise of …

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China slams G7 and its ‘authoritarian rule’

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The Global Times, an official mouthpiece for China’s ruling Communist Party, has slammed the G7 for engaging in “authoritarian rule” and sidelining the importance of major developing countries. The leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized countries are currently meeting at the luxury Elmau Castle in Schloss Elmau, Germany. The …

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Cold War 2.0 heating up

An emerging foreign policy trend is Cold War II.  The US military/security complex, with help from Obama and Hillary Clinton, is working overtime to revive the profitable long-term stalemate of the Cold War that lasted four decades from the Berlin airlift to the Reagan-Gorbachev accord. During this long period Congress …

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Top Chinese general: Prepare for war with Japan

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China’s most powerful military leader, in an unusual public statement, last week ordered military forces to prepare for combat, as Chinese warships deployed to waters near disputed islands and anti-Japan protests throughout the country turned violent. Protests against the Japanese government’s purchase of three privately held islands in the Senkakus chain led …

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United States is already at war with China, Russia and Iran

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Top economic and political experts say we’re drifting towards World War 3. And see this. We noted in March that we’re already at war with Russia. Many experts agree… Former White House official Dr. Philippa Malmgren – former presidential adviser and member of the U.S. President’s Working Group on Financial Markets – said last December …

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China warns Australia to choose “Godfather” – China or U.S.

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It is rare in diplomatic circles for governments to speak bluntly, particularly in the Orient, where manners are highly prized. The exceptions to this rule are retired military officers, who are often able to voice sentiments too impolitic for other channels. One of the more startling pronouncements in this vein …

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US imported terrorism to Middle East says new Philippine President

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accused the US of importing terror to the Middle East through its interventions, pointing to Iraq, Libya and Syria as examples. Speaking at an event being held in honor of the holy Islamic day of Eid’l Fit’r in Davao City on Friday, the leader challenged …

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China declares Australia a military threat over US war pact

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China’s state-run media have declared Australia a threat to its national security, after Australia finalized a 25-year military pact with the United States. The United States currently has 1,200 troops from the Marine Corps and Air Force training with Australian troops for humanitarian and disaster relief. The defense agreement will …

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List of countries John McCain has called to go to war against

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Earlier this week notorious war hawk US Senator John McCain (R-Az) was diagnosed with brain cancer. While the liberal and conservative establishments are sending their regards, Geopolitics Alert instead compiled a list of reasons why we don’t care about McCain. The list is of course a history of all the instances McCain has …

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Secret US military bases in Australia are putting the country at risk

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The United States is strengthening a network of secretive military bases across Australia that could be used for waging wars against our interests, it was claimed at a weekend summit. Instead of fostering crucial relationships, we are allowing the US to create enemies for us with its growing strategic presence …

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BRICS nations plan new bank to bypass World Bank, IMF

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The biggest emerging markets are uniting to tackle under-development and currency volatility with plans to set up institutions that encroach on the roles of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The leaders of the so-called BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — are set to approve the establishment of a new …

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BRICS to create alternative to IMF and World Bank

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The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have made significant progress in setting up structures that would serve as an alternative to the IMF and the World Bank (which are dominated by the U.S. and the EU), according to RBTH. As WSJ reports, the U.S. would lose its veto power on …

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BRICS countries building new internet to avoid NSA spying

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BRICS countries are close to completing a brand new Internet backbone that would bypass the United States entirely and thereby protect both governments and citizens from NSA spying. In light of revelations that the National Security Agency hacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone, in addition to recording information about 124 …

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North Korea claims to have fired its first ICBM

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North Korea conducted another ballistic missile test Tuesday morning, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff has said. The projectile, described by the South as an “unidentified ballistic missile,” was launched towards the Sea of Japan. “North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile into the East Sea from the vicinity of …

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China approves the creation of BRICS bank

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The Chinese Parliament has ratified the creation of the BRICS Development Bank. The New Development Bank was conceived as a counterbalance to such Western-led financial institutions as the World Bank and the IMF. The new bank will provide money for infrastructure and development projects in BRICS countries, that is Brazil, …

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