A new report prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) circulating in the Kremlin states that India’s veto earlier today of a landmark World Trade Organization (WTO) treaty has “shocked the world” and could very well lead to the entire collapse of this Western led global organization that for past 66 years...
According to this report, India was forced to take a stand against the West who were attempting to force this sub-continent nation into starving hundreds-of-millions of its own citizens should this WTO treaty taken effect.
In a nutshell, according to press reports, India was facing extreme pressure, mostly from the Obama regime led West, for holding up the Trade Facilitation Agreement under the WTO. It did so because it wants to first settle the question of flexibility to buy and stock as much food as it wants from its farmers. This is important to ensure the implementation of its Food Security Act.
Current WTO rules cap subsidies to farmers at 10 percent of the total value of farm production based on 1986-88 prices. [Example: Wheat: 1986:$2.42 per bushel 2014: $5.93 per bushel]
India, however, had wanted the base of calculating food subsidies updated to current price levels, taking into account inflation and currency movements. Otherwise, the government would not be able to provide subsidized food to some 67 percent of its 1.2 billion people it wishes to cover under its food security law.
Obama regime spokesman, Secretary of State John Kerry, this MoFA report continues, had flown to India to pressure Prime Minister Narendra Modi into signing this treaty but was quickly rebuffed. After which the US then blamed India for the collapse of these talks and stated that by New Delhi taking a hard-line position, the future of the WTO is now on “uncertain ground”.
In a further Indian move against the Obama regime, this report says, the Bank of Russia and the Reserve Bank of India, this week, agreed to set up a working group to devise tools to use their national currencies in bilateral payments bypassing the US Dollar in a further blow to the West.
Important to note of these events, this report continues, is that India in being a member of the anti-Western economic alliance known as BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) that last month signed an historic agreement to break the Obama regimes hegemony over the world by establishing their own monetary system.
The BRICS’ new financial institutions, it has been further warned, could also undermine US-EU global dominance as they have had unchallenged sway over the decision-making institutions of global financial governance for 70 years, and the last thing they want to see is competition.
So deadly serious have the US-EU become in trying to maintain their global economic hegemony, MoFA experts in this report say, one need look no further than Libya, where in 2011, Muammar Gaddafi planned to quit selling Libyan oil in US Dollars — demanding payment instead in gold-backed “dinars” (a single African currency made from gold).
Within weeks of Gaddafi announcing his plan to replace the US Dollar, it should be remembered, his regime was attacked by a supposed popular uprising by what were described by the West as rag-tag revolutionaries who curiously announced the designation of the Central Bank of Benghazi as a monetary authority competent in monetary policies in Libya and the appointment of a Governor to the Central Bank of Libya, with a temporary headquarters in Benghazi.
So absolutely astounding was it that these “rag tag” Libyan rebels were able to establish a central bank before they had even formed a government, even Robert Wenzel of the US Economic Policy Journal was forced to admit to CNBC, “I have never before heard of a central bank being created in just a matter of weeks out of a popular uprising.”
Wenzel in his CNBC interview further revealed that foreign powers may have a strong influence over the rebels and stated: “This suggests we have a bit more than a ragtag bunch of rebels running around and that there are some pretty sophisticated influences”.
Most critical to note in this report, however, is its warning that while the whole world is in the middle of a global currency war (i.e. a situation where nations all compete to devalue their currencies the most in order to boost exports), the Obama regime has now “set its sights” on Russia like it did in 2011 against Libya, and in 2003 against Iraq, and in 2000 against Iran…all nations that have sought to break away from the US Dollar.
Even Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff warned the West in 2010 that the last time there was a series of competitive currency devaluations … it ended in World War II.
Sadly, President Rousseff’s warning is being joined by some of the world’s top financial experts who warned this week that “World War III is coming”.
And with India now joining with Russia and China against the US and EU…it looks to be coming much sooner than later.
Among top officials of the United Nations, the conflict between Israel and the Hamas terrorists of Gaza has inspired plenty of commentary, much of it ranging from effectively anti-Semitic to utterly imbecilic. But for an astounding mix of those two qualities, it’s hard to beat the comment this week of the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay — summed up by the Breitbart headline, “UN Condemns Israel’s Latest War Crime: Not Sharing Iron Dome With Hamas.”
For that matter, why limit this UN-inspired exercise in neutrality and human rights to Israel and the terrorist groups in its immediate vicinity? Surely, in this philosophy, the U.S. should start sharing its defensive technology with al Qaeda and its affiliates, worldwide?
It also seems unfair to limit such sharing to terrorist organizations. The UN is, after all, an institution devoted to upholding and treating equally the rights of all sovereign states. Why not save South Korea from its unfair military edge over North Korea, by demanding that Seoul turn over to Pyongyang enough advanced military technology to even the balance? For the sake of world peace, the U.S. could deliver to China any military secrets China hasn’t stolen already; likewise, give Russia its fair share. And it almost goes without saying that the U.S. and other world powers should stop dickering with Iran over its nuclear program, and just give Tehran the bomb.
Actually, once this redistribution really gets underway, there are quite a number of UN member states, plus an array of terrorist groups, around the globe, which could more safely threaten or attack the world’s developed democracies if only advanced military technology were to be included in the UN roster of aid entitlements. Though, the myriad transfers and accompanying funding could become complex. Maybe it would be more efficient to simply require that all developed democracies turn over all advanced military technology to the UN, along with the requisite cash, to be redistributed to terrorist groups and rogue states as UN human rights officials deem proportionately appropriate. One more step toward the UN dream of a more equitable world.
The events of the past few weeks on America’s southern border bring into clearer focus the Obama pledge to fundamentally transform America. By opening our borders to illegal immigrants, and pardoning those illegals already here as he plans through executive order, Obama will create millions of new citizens within a few years to help him transform America into a multicultural vacationland for the world’s footloose homeless with free food, housing, education, entertainment, and healthcare as drawing cards.
Who will pay for this paradise? The American Middle Class, mostly Republicans, of course, whom Obama despises as narrow-minded clingers. And why not? While Republicans and conservatives have been busily painting Obama as weak and indecisive internationally, Obama has in turn sized them up as even weaker. As it turns out Obama’s seeming impotence was only a head feint. He actually couldn’t care less about events in Eastern Europe, Asia, or the Middle East. Most of the so-called Obama administration scandals such as Solyndra, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS, VA, etc. were likewise also uninteresting to him. The Obama prize was always the southern border with its endless supply of faithful, dependent voters.
With the open border drawing millions of loyal new voters into the Democratic Party, liberals will have no problem holding the White House and perhaps also sweeping the House and Senate in 2016. Obama could hand-pick his successor who would ram through radical redistributionist legislation and America’s transformation would be complete.
As the Ebola outbreak continues to cause concern, President Barack Obama has signed an amendment to an executive order that would allow him to mandate the apprehension and detention of Americans who merely show signs of “respiratory illness.”
The executive order, titled Revised List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases, amends executive order 13295, passed by George W. Bush in April 2003, which allows for the, “apprehension, detention, or conditional release of individuals to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of suspected communicable diseases.”
The amendment signed by Obama replaces subsection (b) of the original Bush executive order which referred only to SARS. Obama’s amendment allows for the detention of Americans who display, “Severe acute respiratory syndromes, which are diseases that are associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness, are capable of being transmitted from person to person, and that either are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic, or, upon infection, are highly likely to cause mortality or serious morbidity if not properly controlled.”
Although Ebola was listed on the original executive order signed by Bush, Obama’s amendment ensures that Americans who merely show signs of respiratory illness, with the exception of influenza, can be forcibly detained by medical authorities.
As we highlighted earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has measures in place for dealing with an outbreak of a communicable disease which allow for the quarantine of “well persons” who “do not show symptoms” of the disease.
In addition, under the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, public health authorities and governors would be given expanded police powers to seize control of communications devices, public and private property, as well as a host of other draconian measures in the event of a public health emergency.
When the legislation was introduced, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons warned that it “could turn governors into dictators.”
The European Union has “quietly” agreed to lift restrictions supplying Kiev with military technology and equipment which can be used for the “repression” in the country, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
"During a recent meeting of the Council of Europe in Brussels, leaders of EU member states agreed 'on the quiet' to remove restrictions on exports to Kiev of equipment that could be used for internal repression," the ministry said in a statement on its website. "Exports of military technologies and equipment were also allowed."
Moscow slammed the move as "contradicting the rules of military technologies and ammunition exports which have been earlier applied by the EU" and also "pierced" by double standards.
The EU approved its rules for controlling the export of weapons and ammunition on December 8, 2008. Criterion #3 calls on the EU member countries to stop issuing export licenses for military equipment and technologies that can provoke or prolong conflict.
“It is obvious why the EU is ignoring indisputable facts of shelling of Russian territory [in the southwest Russian region of Rostov] from the Ukrainian side: the perspective of feeling your own involvement in such actions creates certain discomfort in Brussels,” the statement said.
The ministry called upon its European counterparts “to follow logic,” not the "prodding" from Washington.
“The decision to limit the supply of ammunition and weaponry to Ukraine should have been introduced after the launch of the so-called ‘anti-terrorist operation’ in the Donbas and Lugansk Regions. It is not too late to restore the ban,” the ministry said.
US steps to increase military cooperation with Ukraine, providing its National Guard arms and training amid Kiev’s military operation, can be considered complicity in war crimes, Russian MP Irina Yarovaya believes.
“In a situation, when the National Guard of Ukraine is leading punitive operations in the Donbass, the US promises to allocate $19 million for training and equipping this military structure – which also includes militants of the ultra-nationalist organization Right Sector – can be considered a direct financial and organizational complicity of the US in the genocide of civilians in south-east of Ukraine, as well as war crimes,” the head of Russia’s Lower House committee for security and countering corruption, Irina Yarovaya, told the press.
The Obama administration officially informed Congress on Friday of its plans to train and equip the Ukrainian National Guard.
“The Defense Department and State Department have notified Congress of our intent to use $19 million in global security contingency fund authority to train and equip four companies and one tactical headquarters of the Ukrainian National Guard as part of their efforts to build their capacity for internal defense,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said.
It seems that the arm-twisting from Washington has finally succeeded and the European Union has ceased to be an autonomous or even semi-autonomous “foreign policy actor” in its own right, at least in terms of the Ukrainian crisis, foreign affairs analyst Srdja Trifkovic told RT.
“The US is effectively dictating the terms of the EU foreign policy, and is in fact present on the European continent as a key architect of the security situation, to a greater extent than at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962,” Trifkovic said.
This week we learned that former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the elected choice of the wealthy denizens of San Francisco, believes that Hamas is a humanitarian organization. Qatar, Hamas’ principle supporter, told her so.
From former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton we learned that the reason Hamas’ weapons are found stored in civilian sites -- schools, mosques, hospitals, and UNWRA buildings -- is because the area is so small there’s nowhere else to hide them.
And from the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, the viciously anti-Israeli Navi Pillay, we learned that the Israel may have committed war crimes because it refused to share its Iron Dome technology with Hamas.
Where would we be without smart leaders like these three ninnies to guide us through the tortuous, rocky shoals of a contentious world?
But the king of meddlesome, dimwitted fops is the biggest jackass of all: America’s present Secretary of State, former Massachusetts Senator and Democrat Presidential nominee John F. Kerry. He singlehandedly is responsible for more mayhem in Israel and disrespect for the U.S. abroad than even these three lightweights.
Repeatedly during the course of this conflict he has taken steps to strengthen Hamas and keep the fight going while claiming to be a peacemaker. This week, he “negotiated” a seventy-two-hour ceasefire, which was broken ninety minutes after it was announced when Hamas, using a civilian shield and a surprise assault, killed two IDF soldiers and kidnapped a third.