We are finally seeing the beginnings of another era of growth for the revived Roman Empire aka the EU/Med Union. Just yesterday we saw information pertaining to the development of the TTIP agreements between the U.S. and the EU: One World Coming.
Today we see more detailed information on the growth of the EU and their movements towards more and more central control exactly as we would expect.
If the People’s Liberation Army went to war tomorrow, it would field an arsenal bristling with hardware from some of America’s closest allies: Germany, France and Britain.
Most of China’s advanced surface warships are powered by German and French-designed diesel engines. Chinese destroyers have French sonar, anti-submarine-warfare helicopters and surface-to-air missiles.
Above the battlefield, British jet engines drive PLA fighter bombers and anti-ship strike aircraft. The latest Chinese surveillance aircraft are fitted with British airborne early warning radars. Some of China’s best attack and transport helicopters rely on designs from Eurocopter, a subsidiary of pan-European aerospace and defense giant EADS.
But perhaps the most strategic item obtained by China on its European shopping spree is below the waterline: the German-engineered diesels inside its submarines.
Emulating the rising powers of last century – Germany, Japan and the Soviet Union – China is building a powerful submarine fleet, including domestically built Song and Yuan-class boats. The beating hearts of these subs are state-of-the-art diesel engines designed by MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH of Friedrichshafen, Germany. Alongside 12 advanced Kilo-class submarines imported from Russia, these 21 German-powered boats are the workhorses of China’s modern conventional submarine force.
With Beijing flexing its muscles around disputed territory in the East China Sea and South China Sea, China’s diesel-electric submarines are potentially the PLA’s most serious threat to its American and Japanese rivals. This deadly capability has been built around robust and reliable engine technology from Germany, a core member of the U.S.-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
When we reiterate that ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood were supporting terrorism, and were implementing plans to resettle terrorists in Egypt, we weren’t speculating or exaggerating. Every day more evidence surfaces to confirm these accusations. We find that the schemes exceeded what we expected and goes beyond imagination.
Al-Watan newspaper exclusively published official recordings of a number of telephone calls between al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, and ousted president Morsi.
The recordings reveal the involvement of Khairat Al-Shater, the Brotherhood deputy leader, playing the role of mediator between Morsi, Brotherhood and al-Qaeda leaders.
High level security sources commented saying that the Brotherhood established their own communication network with the assistance of private American companies to avoid being traced or watched. Egyptian security was able to decode this communications network. Here are some of the most important points which came up in these phone calls:
The White House on Thursday threatened to use its veto power against legislation that would impose new sanctions on Iran, as senators continued to promote such legislation in defiance of President Barack Obama.
The threat came hours after a bipartisan group of senators filed a new Iran sanctions measure, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
The bill, sponsored by Sens. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), would impose tougher sanctions on Tehran if it refuses to dismantle its contested nuclear program after the end of a six-month negotiating period.
The bill would give the White House up to a year to negotiate with Iran before tighter sanctions take effect.
The regulations would take effect sooner if Iran reneges on any aspect of the interim nuclear deal, launches a ballistic missile, or plans a terror against the , according to reports and sources familiar with the legislation, reported the Free Beacon.
The bill has already garnered support from a quarter of the Senate and could come to a vote month.
In response, White House press secretary Jay Carney said President Obama would veto the bill.
“Passing new sanctions legislation now will undermine our efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution,” Carney declared, according to the Free Beacon.