News Archive – September 2014
‘MADE IN NORTH AMERICA’:
Energy issues seen as unifying force in North America
Dallas News, Sept 30, 2014 – The task force was chaired by retired U.S. Gen. David Petraeus and former World Bank president Robert Zoellick. Its 137-page report, known as the Independent Task Report No. 71, will be released Wednesday at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City….
“In sum, we recommend a new partnership for North America, a new model for the world of integration and cooperation among sovereign states,” the report says. “The foundation for U.S. foreign policy in years to come should be ‘Made in North America.’”
The phrase “integration and cooperation among sovereign states” is a euphemism. In reality, the CFR advocates “cooperation among sovereign states” to surrender their sovereignty to a “North American” jurisdiction.
Report Launch: CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force on North America
NY Event: Council on Foreign Relations, Oct. 1, 2014 – DC Event: Council on Foreign Relations, Oct. 2, 2014
Download CFR “Independent Task Force” Report No. 71 – North America: Time for a New Focus (PDF)
Gulf Cooperation Council Members Continue to Build Air Force Capabilities
Though still limited and reliant on Western powers, Gulf countries are gaining confidence in the air
Stratfor.com, Sept 30, 2014 – As the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) confidence in its air capabilities rises, it will become increasingly willing to use its offensive firepower in missions like those seen recently in Yemen, Libya and Syria.
Labour mobility crucial to PACER Plus: trade advisor
Negotiations towards the Pacific or PACER PLUS free trade deal are continuing.
Radio Australia, Oct 1, 2014 – Two issues continue to stand out – labour mobility among Pacific workers and development assistance for the region. Dr. Edwini Kessie, the Chief Trade Advisor to the Pacific, is in New Zealand where he’s been meeting with Pacific Islands Forum representatives to discuss recent developments.
Assange Says Latin America Needs Internet Sovereignty
WikiLeaks founder says U.S. could take Latin America offline “if push comes to shove.”
teleSUR, Sept 30, 2014 – “It’s very important that UNASUR (has) a fiber optic cable ring that connects the southern American countries together, so it can’t be cut off if there’s a significant conflict with the United States,” he explained.
Armenia will reportedly become member of the Eurasian Economic Union from January 2, 2015
Public Radio of Armenia, Sept 29, 2014 – Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed the Agreement on the Eurasian Economic Union in Astana on May 29. The agreement will come into force from January 1st, 2015.
Gulf electricity-sharing grid looks at growing to Turkey
Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey), Sept 29, 2014 – GCC member states — Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman — are all part of the grid…. In the shorter term, the GCC grid aims to connect with the Egyptian network through Saudi Arabia.
SAARC in the NEW WORLD ORDER:
Is the old world order breaking down? Perhaps
The Daily Star (Bangladesh), Sept 28, 2014 – So it is assumed that a new world order may slowly replace the old. Unless there is a coherent strategy to establish a world order within regions, there is likely to be chaos and world disorder….. It is, therefore, important that our regional organisation Saarc discusses the matter of world order in future.
Idea of Gulf Union must rest on a popular element
Gulf News (Dubai, UAE), Sept 27, 2014 – The notions of kinship and strength through unity are central to Arab and Islamic political identities and have also been vital to the creation of the GCC. These notions are important to the cause of Gulf integration. If the GCC states choose to adopt elements of the European Union model to create a Gulf Union, notably a common currency, they should also create a democratically elected Gulf parliament with legislative powers and an international court to act as the Union’s judicial authority.
Gulf electricity-sharing grid looks at growing larger – Zawya|Reuters, Sept 28, 2014 – The current total capacity of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) grid is up to 1200 MW, the maximum power that can be transferred to any country at any time…. GCC member states — Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman — are all part of the grid.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Reports About UNASUR Meeting
Prensa Latina, Sept 27, 2014 – A new foreign-minister meeting in New York, among the members of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) exposed aspects of the next steps to be taken by that authority,…. taking advantage the presence at the 69th UN General Assembly of the foreign ministers of UNASUR, an institution founded in 2008 to speed up regional integration regarding energy, education, health, environment, infrastructure, security and democracy.
Creating currency union next phase of Eurasian economic integration — official
ITAR-TASS (Russia), Sept 26, 2014 – The ratification of the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty creates the possibility for further establishment of a single currency union between Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan, Chairman of the Eurasian Commission Viktor Khristenko said on Friday. “This is the next phase of economic integration which is not envisaged by the treaty,” Khristenko said.
Currency Wars Deepen – Russia, Kazakhstan Buy Very Large 30 Tons Of Gold In August
FXstreet, Sept 25, 2014 – Russia and ex Soviet States Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Azerbaijan continued to accumulate significant gold reserves in August in a trend that we highlighted last month: Russia Coordinating Gold Reserve Accumulation With Ex Soviet States?
Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus are also members of larger regional cooperation organisations, namely the Eurasian Economic Community and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
CIS population chooses Eurasian integration – survey Wikipedia
Vestnik Kavkaza (Russia), Sept 25, 2014 – The vice-president of the Foundation for Eurasian Development, Andrey Smirnov, connected the growth of support for Eurasian integration in Russia to anti-Western attitudes. “We can assume that the sanctions introduced against Russia by the US, the EU and other countries played an important role. The processes connected to the search for possibilities to replace Western imports in Russia also had an influence,” the expert said.
EURASIAN UNION, EUROPEAN UNION:
Putin: Key Player in the “New World Order”
By Alex Newman, The New American, Sept 23, 2014 – ….But what if everything is not quite as it seems? What if — despite the “East vs. West” and “New Cold War” hysteria whipped up by politicians and the mainstream media — both sides are actually working toward the same goals using largely the same means? Sounds impossible, right? The evidence, however, suggests it is not only possible — it is exactly what is happening….
Putin’s saber rattling over Ukraine is providing a rationale for continued Western integration — via the EU, NATO, and the “transatlantic partnership” — to counter the Russian bear. But in addition, Putin is also pursuing a “New World Order” via the regionalization approach. Chief among the schemes, for now at least, is the “Eurasian Union,”….
Putin: Defender of Christian Faith and Morality?
By William Jasper, The New American, Sept 22, 2014 – The world has indeed been turned upside down. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, a career apparatchik in the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and a loyal agent of the Soviet secret police, the KGB (and head of its successor, the FSB), now not only proclaims himself to be a Christian, but has donned the mantle of global protector of Christianity and morality — to the rejoicing huzzahs of many Christians and conservatives in the West.
However, before bestowing Defender of the Faith accolades on Vladimir the Pious, we would do well to look carefully behind and beneath the highly contrived Christian image being spun by the Kremlin’s public relations department and gullible Christians with short memories in the West.
AFRICAN UNION – EAC:
Few Citizens Aware of EACJ – Court President
New Times (Rwanda), Sept 25, 2014 – The majority of East Africans know little or nothing about the nature and operation of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ), a major challenge the court is trying to overcome. Based in Arusha, Tanzania, the court is one of the seven key organs of the East African Community (EAC) and was established under Article 9 of the Treaty establishing the regional bloc.
Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda seek consultant for power grid link
Reuters Africa, Sept 25, 2014 – Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have invited bids for a consultant to oversee a feasibility study for connecting their nations by high voltage power line, part of efforts to meet growing demand for electricity and deepen integration of their economies.
Govt forms panel to examine Saarc Bank proposal
Mint (India, with Wall Street Journal), Sept 22, 2014 – The idea to create a Saarc (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Development Bank was unanimously endorsed by commerce ministers of the regional grouping’s eight countries at a ministerial meeting in Thimphu in July. The members of Saarc are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri lanka. The grouping established a South Asian Free Trade Area (Safta) in 2006 with the aim of forming an economic union.
Unasur moves towards consolidation stresses Venezuelan internationalist
China.org (Google Translate from Spanish), Sept 23, 2014 – The Union of South American Nations (Unasur) is at an advanced stage of consolidation internationally recognized, while other agencies such as the Organization of American States (OAS), have been left out because they lack capacity for advocacy, said the internationalist Venezuelan Tajeldine Bassam….
“What was once considered the American empire backyard in Latin America, the Southern Cone, is in open rebellion, and independence governments, revolutionaries, socialists have raised their flags dignity and sovereignty, and uncomfortable situation that bothers much to Washington” stressed Tajeldine.
AFRICAN UNION – EAC:
EAC partners harmonise position on EU trade pact
New Times (Rwanda), Sept 23, 2014 – East African Community (EAC) partner states have reportedly harmonised a ‘final’ position regarding the proposed Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) with the European Union, The New Times understands.
National IDs for students to be issued next month – New Vision (Uganda), Sept 23, 2014 – The IDs will be used as travel documents within the East African Community but Mulindwa however said they will not be mandatory as the cards will be issued on request because recipients will pay for them. As much as the deadline for member states to get the project rolling elapsed on July 31, only Rwanda has started issuing free IDs to all her students.
Scotland and the myth of independence within the EU
Pravda (Russia), Sept 22, 2014 – Is the political independence and the economic self reliance of a country that is fully integrated into the NWO [New World Order] feasible? Particularly so when the Scottish Nationalist Party, unlike other nationalist movements in Europe (e.g. in France) does not dispute either the Euro or the EU, and is not even raising the demand for the country to have its own national currency? It is clear that the Scottish nationalist elite, unlike the lower classes who supported the “Yes” vote, did not want to come into conflict with the EU and the TE [Transnational Elite] in general.
HM King’s Advisor commends GCC economic integration
Bahrain News Agency, Sept 22, 2014 – …Dr. Mohammed Abdul-Ghaffar has commended the long strides of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-member countries on the road of economic integration since the Gulf Cooperation Council had been launched in 1981…. “There are promising plans topped by the monetary union, the railway networks, including the construction of the HM King Hamad’s Causeway which will boost the accomplishment of integration links projects between the six countries,” he added.
AFRICAN UNION – EAC:
Report EAC integration positively, journalists urged
Daily News (Tanzania), Sept 20, 2014 – The East African Community (EAC) Secretary General Dr Richard Sezibera has encouraged journalists from East Africa to promote positively the regional integration process…. The EAC chief said that the role of the media in EAC integration should be to change the mindsets of people so as to easily and happily embrace the regional integration process.
European Union hails Scotland vote as boost for united Europe
Economic Times (India), Sept 19, 2014 – European Union leaders today hailed Scotland’s rejection of independence, saying the vote will help strengthen and unite the 28-member bloc.
ARAB LEAGUE, GCC:
Top U.S. Military Official Admits:
Our Arab Allies Are Funding ISIS
“I know major Arab allies who fund them”
Infowars.com, Sept 17, 2014 – During his testimony in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, America’s top military official General Martin E. Dempsey admitted that the United States’ Arab allies in the middle east are funding ISIS. Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked by Republican Senator Lindsay Graham, “Do you know any major Arab ally that embraces ISIL?”
His response: “I know major Arab allies who fund them.”
House Approves Bill to Arm Syrian ‘Rebels’
Infowars.com, Sept 17, 2014 – The House approved President Obama’s plan to arm so called “moderate Syrian rebels” Wednesday despite countless examples of the group’s allegiance to ISIS.
Who are the “rebels?”
“Moderate” Syrian Rebels Sign Non-Aggression Pact With ISIS; Iraq Defies US
Obama Plans to ‘Fight ISIS’ by Arming ISIS
Syrian Rebel Commander: Yes, We’re Still Collaborating with ISIS
1,000 Syrian rebels defect to Islamic State, activists say
US-Backed ‘Moderate’ Free Syrian Army Factions Join ISIS Terror Group
Leading Syrian rebels defect, dealing blow to fight against al-Qaeda
Remember Those ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels That The U.S. Armed? ISIS Got Some Of Those Weapons Too
Steven Sotloff: moderate rebels ‘sold his location to Isis militants for $50,000′
Syria’s rebel army pledges allegiance to Al Qaeda
‘I am not fighting against al-Qa’ida… it’s not our problem’, says West’s last hope in Syria
Blowback! U.S. trained Islamists who joined ISIS
Gen. McInerney: “We Helped Build ISIS”
Regional cooperation vital for Gulf security
Arab News (Saudi Arabia), Sept 18, 2014 – Joseph Westphal, US ambassador to the Kingdom, ….referred to the recent visit of Secretary of State John Kerry, who urged joint efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terror group, with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), led by Saudi Arabia, agreeing to join the US-led campaign. He pointed out that US President Barack Obama has a comprehensive policy for partnership with GCC countries and a will and vision to fight terrorism.
Sessions: America Not an Oligarchy Where Masters of the Universe Decide Immigration Law
“You may not be used to people telling you ‘no,’ but I’m telling you ‘no’ today.”
Breitbart, Sept 18, 2014 – Thursday on the Senate floor, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) railed against the secret deals President Barack Obama has made with IT CEOs to use his executive power and grant amnesty to upwards of 5 million illegal immigrants already living in the United States.
Partial transcript as follows:
I also have a message for the American people: you have been right from the beginning. You have justly demanded that our borders be controlled, our laws enforced, and that, at long last, immigration policy serve the needs of our own people first. For this virtuous demand, you have been demeaned, even scorned by the governing class. They know so much, this cosmopolitan elite. They want you to believe your concerns are somehow illegitimate. That you are wrong for being worried about your jobs, or your schools, or your hospitals, or your communities, or your national security. These elite citizens of the world speak often of their concern for people living in poverty overseas, yet turn a blind eye to the poverty and suffering in their own country. They don’t want you to speak up. They don’t want you to be heard. They don’t want you to feel you have a voice. But you do have a voice. And your message is being heard. And I am delivering that message to the Senate today.
Seamless travel in SAARC countries for 50 ‘distinguished’ persons
Financial Express (India), Sept 18, 2014 – In a significant move, the eight countries in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) have decided to allow at least 50 distinguished sports persons, journalists, businessmen and parliamentarians seamless travel in their respective territories at anytime of the year…. India and Pakistan have also agreed to the liberalised visa arrangement for sports persons, which is being seen as an important decision to generate goodwill in the region and generate economy on the lines of the European Union (EU) countries.
Russia looks to enhance ties with African Union
Europe Online Magazine, Sept 17, 2014 – AU chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said she saw no problem in strengthening ties with Russia at a time when the European Union is tightening sanctions against Moscow over its involvement in Ukraine…. The EU finances a big portion of the AU‘s development budget and the organization‘s peacekeeping operations in Somalia, Mali and the Central African Republi
Kazakhstan, EU Close to Completing Talks on New Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
Astana Times (Kazakhstan), Sept 13, 2014 – A key element of the new agreement, according to Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov, is a modernised trade and investment section that takes into account the development of the Customs Union and the Eurasian Economic Union, as well as Kazakhstan’s eventual accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Kazakhstan is a charter member of Putin’s Eurasian Union, along with Russia and Belarus.
Key Arab states join military campaign against IS
Dawn (Pakistan), Sept 12, 2014 – The United States on Thursday concluded a deal with key Arab nations to launch a coordinated military campaign against the militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as Islamic State of Iraq and Al Sham (ISIS). In a statement issued in Washington, the US State Department said that members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon had signed this deal with the United States.
AFRICAN UNION – EAC:
State plans to include banking in national electronic ID card
The Star (Kenya), Sept 12, 2014 – “All East African Community member countries are required by the EAC protocol to have new generation IDs before end of June 2015. The suggestions we have made on the kind of new generation ID that Kenya should have include a tool that will make it a payment card.”
SAARC & ‘REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE’
Saarc countries planning to set up common power grid
Financial Express (India), Sept 12, 2014 – A South Asian regional grid will be on top of the agenda when the energy ministers from member countries of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) meet next month…. The proposed cross country grid is being envisaged for harnessing each SAARC nation’s capacities and resources to address growing energy needs in the region.
ARAB LEAGUE, GCC:
To Battle ISIS Jihadists, Obama Will Arm More Jihadists in Syria
By Alex, Newman, The New American, Sept 11, 2014 – Even though the Obama administration’s previous unconstitutional support for jihadists and rebels in Syria empowered the “Islamic State” to begin with, the president announced on September 10 that a key part of his strategy to deal with the ISIS threat would be to provide still more weapons and training to Islamists…. In reality, as has been documented by The New American and countless others, there is virtually no difference between the “moderate rebels” and the terrorists often referred to as ISIS or ISIL.
Ex-Colombia president stripped of US visa makes comeback as promoter of South America unity
Fox News | Associated Press, Sept 11, 2014 – Ernesto Samper was sworn in Thursday at a ceremony in Venezuela’s capital of Caracas as secretary general of the 12-member Union of South American Nations. Analysts say Samper’s traction among leftist, anti-American governments could help bridge the region’s political divide.
Iran to change configuration of Eurasian Union
Vestnik Kavkaza (Russia), Sept 11, 2014 – Iran could become a new participant in the Eurasian Economic Union. Experts came to such a conclusion after the negotiations between the president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, and of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. The two heads of state discussed prospects of cooperation between the Customs Union and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
GCC, ARAB LEAGUE:
Saudi Arabia to host talks with US, regional states on Thursday
Gulf News, Sept 9, 2014 – The participants would include Egypt, Turkey, Jordan and member states of the six-country Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which in addition to the kingdom comprises the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar. Arab League foreign ministers agreed on Sunday to take all necessary measures to confront Isil.
Arab League unites to tackle IS extremist threat – The Scotsman, Sept 9, 2014 – The resolution, issued as a separate statement from a comprehensive one dealing with Arab affairs, reflected a new sense of urgency among the 22-member states to challenge the militant group that has seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria. It calls for immediate measures to combat the group on the political, defence, security and legal levels.
Eurasian Union: the real, the imaginary and the likely
ISS (EU Institute for Security Studies), Sept 9, 2014 – But there is another Eurasian Union, one fuelled by geopolitical aspirations. President Putin launched this phase of Eurasian integration, the key foreign policy objective of his third presidential term in the Kremlin, in an article in Izvestia in October 2011. His vision was for the Eurasian Union not just to foster a new round of post-Soviet reintegration: he also wanted to turn the Eurasian Union into one of the ‘building blocks’ – on a par with the EU, NAFTA, APEC and ASEAN – of ‘global development’.
AFRICAN UNION, UNASUR:
Africa and South America Will Strengthen Relations
Representatives of the Unasur and African Union met today in Ecuador to discuss concrete measures for future cooperation.
Telesur, Sept 8, 2014 – During a meeting of an ad hoc committee of the South America-Africa Cooperation Forum (ASA) in Ecuador, in preparation for the summit due in 2016, the Ecuadorean official recalled that the relationship had been mediated by the United States and Europe, the former colonizing powers, before the creation of ASA in 2006, reported Prensa Latina.
Supporting Terror: EU States Buying Islamic State Oil
Arutz Sheva (Israel), Sept 7, 2014 – The Ambassador for the European Union (EU) in Iraq, Jana Hybaskova, admitted last week that several EU member states have bought oil from the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist organization that has been brutally conquering large portions of Iraq and Syria.
CADDELL: BREITBART, FOX PUSHED ‘FECKLESS’ OBAMA TO ‘PUNT’ EXECUTIVE AMNESTY
Breitbart, Sept 8, 2014 – On Sunday’s broadcast of FNC’s “The Fox Report,” Pat Caddell, the former pollster for President Jimmy Carter, explained how images first shown on Breitbart Texas back in June of children that have entered the United States illegally that have been warehoused at Border Patrol facilities have influenced President Barack Obama’s policy on immigration.
Mexico Is the New Detroit; Forbes Credits NAFTA – The New American, Sept 8, 2014 – Certainly Muller could have done her homework and discovered that Robert Pastor, professor of international relations at American University and longtime supporter of NAFTA, knew exactly what he was doing in promoting this so-called “trade agreement.” For example, Pastor wrote in Foreign Affairs, the Journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, “NAFTA was merely the first draft of an economic Constitution for North America.” Had she dug a little deeper, Muller would have learned that, six years later, Pastor was disappointed that that so-called first draft didn’t go far enough….
SAARC in mind, China provides security equipments to Nepal
TelegraphNepal, Sept 8, 2014 – To the utter dismay of the Indian establishment, Nepal’s northern neighbor China has provided security equipments worth Nrs. 100 Million to Nepal Police Force for the security of delegates arriving Nepal for the SAARC summit going to be held in Kathmandu, November 2014…. [India] is hell bent on blocking the prospect of Chinese entry in the SAARC as its’ full member, reports have it.
Kyrgyzstan to join Russia’s Customs Union
New Europe, Sept 8, 2014 – The Customs Union and its common economic space known as the Eurasian Economic Union, which was created by Belarus and Kazakhstan together with Russia, will have one more member next year. Kyrgyzstan has announced plans to join by January 2015.
Unification of Gulf legislation probed
KUNA, Sept 8, 2014 – Al-Hurais told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the parliamentary committee specialized in the legislative field is composed of heads of shura councils and parliamentary assemblies in the GCC countries in order to unite the legislation in the Gulf states.
ASEAN, Japan pledge to strengthen partnership
Pattaya Mail (Thailand), Sept 8, 2014 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan have agreed to strengthen their partnership in four different areas…. They called for partnership for both sides on peace and security, partnership for prosperity…
Arab League Vows to Confront ISIS
NBC News | Reuters, Sept 7, 2014 – Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi told the session that the rise of the group in Iraq challenged not merely the authority of the state but “its very existence and the existence of other states” and ….suggested that military action could take place under the umbrella of an Arab League joint defense pact.
SAARC & ‘SOUTH ASIAN UNION’:
Is Modi’s idea for SAARC going to be the future for South Asia?
China Post, Sept 6, 2014 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aim to integrate the SAARC (South Asian Nations for Regional Cooperation) members is most likely his top priority foreign policy goal…. But the goal of upgrading SAARC into a South Asian Union (SAU) can be dramatically hastened…. LTTE in Sri Lanka, Maoists and Pakistani infiltrators in Nepal, Islamist terrorists in Pakistan and Bangladesh, are all preventing South Asian integration. This is not an accident. It is through the design of hostile foreign forces interested to keep South Asia divided. India can frustrate these hostile forces by starting with Nepal.
Now travel to SAARC countries with a single permit
India Today, Sept 6, 2014 – The SAARC nations are mulling a single permit system for the regional block to facilitate easy movement of goods and people, and are likely to finalise a draft terms and conditions soon, a report said on Saturday.
GCC & ARAB LEAGUE:
So this is Obama’s motley crew to counter ISIS
Los Angeles Daily News, Sept 6, 2014 – Kerry and Hagel face big challenges in the Middle East, where allies are smarting from perceived slights by Washington and may be unwilling to commit to a US-led effort to roll back IS. But the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council — all Arab Persian Gulf countries with the exception of Iraq — will be key to any anti-IS alliance.
Opinion: The ISIS Scenario in Libya – Asharq Alawsat English, Sept 6, 2014 – We need to see the establishment of a joint Arab force to confront the threats that are facing the region, consuming one country after another. If the Arab League is unable to form such a regional force, then the countries of the region must get together to form an alliance of capable and willing states—before the flames of chaos spread and consume new lands.
Farage: Scots Being Sold ‘a Pig in a Poke’ on Scottish Independence
In an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage weighed the pros and cons of a potential Scotland independence from the United Kingdom…. “I believe in natural self-determination,” Farage said. “If Scotland wants to be independent, that’s fine. But, I think they’re being sold a pig in a poke. They’re being told they can be independent and be members of the European Union. If you’re members of the EU, their courts – supreme over yours. It’s a false proposition.”
ARAB LEAGUE, GCC:
Gen. McInerney: “We Helped Build ISIS”
Weapons from Benghazi ended up in the hands of Islamic State radicals
Infowars.com, Sept 3, 2014 – “We backed I believe in some cases, some of the wrong people and not in the right part of the Free Syrian Army and that’s a little confusing to people, so I’ve always maintained….that we were backing the wrong types.”
McInerney then made reference to a Bret Baier Fox News special set to air on Friday which will, “show some of those weapons from Benghazi ended up in the hands of ISIS – so we helped build ISIS.”
EUROPEAN UNION, EURASIAN UNION
Plenty of Crime but No Punishment for Putin
Moscow Times, Sept 3, 2014 – Ukraine and its Western partners will have to find things to offer in return for Russia ending its destabilization of the east…. Another step, following on from the EU’s meeting with the members of the Russian-led Customs Union in Minsk, would be to formalize some sort of modus vivendi between the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union. This would deal with Russia’s worries about EU free-trade agreements with Russia’s neighbors.
NEW REGIONAL ORDERS:
Globalist Henry Kissinger Outlines “New World Order”
By Alex Newman, The New American, Sept 1, 2014 ….Kissinger hints at what may be in store for humanity if it continues to resist the imposition of a “structure of international rules and norms” — a phrase that sounds suspiciously like world government. “The penalty for failing will be not so much a major war between states (though in some regions this remains possible) as an evolution into spheres of influence identified with particular domestic structures and forms of governance,” he said. “At its edges, each sphere would be tempted to test its strength against other entities deemed illegitimate. A struggle between regions could be even more debilitating than the struggle between nations has been.”
Using opaque language, Kissinger also essentially spelled out the globalist road map going forward: Rather than creating a global government all at once, dividing up the world’s peoples and nations into various “regions” ruled by regional regimes must come first.
Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World Order – By Henry Kissinger, Wall Street Journal, Aug 29, 2014
The contemporary quest for world order will require a coherent strategy to establish a concept of order within the various regions and to relate these regional orders to one another….
The European Union’s current crisis with Putin’s Eurasian Union over Ukraine is a prime example of Kissinger’s emerging regional “spheres” testing strength against one another in a “struggle between regions.” Such crises only serve to consolidate power further at the regional level, away from the sovereignty of each region’s member nations. In his 2009 New York Times op-ed, “The Chance for a New World Order,” Kissinger described this coming stage toward world order as a “new mercantilism” of “competing regional units.”