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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Best Speech Yet From Any U.S. President

In planning an upcoming conference aimed at challenging the institution of war, to be held at American University September 22-24, I can’t help but be drawn to the speech a U.S. president gave at American University a little more than 50 years ago. Whether or not you agree with me that this is the best speech ever given by a U.S. president, there should be little dispute that it is the speech most out of step with what anyone will say on Capitol Hill or in the White House today. Here’s a video of the best portion of the speech:
President John F. Kennedy was speaking at a time when, like now, Russia and the United States had enough nuclear weapons ready to fire at each other on a moment’s notice to destroy the earth for human life many times over. At that time, however, in 1963, there were only three nations, not the current nine, with nuclear weapons, and many fewer than now with nuclear energy. NATO was far removed from Russia’s borders. The United States had not just facilitated a coup in Ukraine. The United States wasn’t organizing military exercises in Poland or placing missiles in Poland and Romania. Nor was it manufacturing smaller nukes that it described as “more usable.” Nor was it threatening to use them on North Korea. The work of managing U.S. nuclear weapons was then deemed prestigious in the U.S. military, not the dumping ground for drunks and misfits that it has become. Hostility between Russia and the United States was high in 1963, but the problem was widely known about in the United States, in contrast to the current vast ignorance. Some voices of sanity and restraint were permitted in the U.S. media and even in the White House. Kennedy was using peace activist Norman Cousins as a messenger to Nikita Khrushchev, whom he never described, as Hillary Clinton has described Vladimir Putin, as “Hitler.” Even the U.S. and Soviet militaries were communicating with each other. Not anymore.
Kennedy framed his speech as a remedy for ignorance, specifically the ignorant view that war is inevitable. This is the opposite of what President Barack Obama said in Hiroshima last year and earlier in Prague and Oslo, and what Lindsey Graham says about war on North Korea.
Kennedy called peace “the most important topic on earth.” He renounced the idea of a “Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war,” precisely what both big political parties now and most speeches on war by most past U.S. presidents ever have favored. Kennedy went so far as to profess to care about 100% rather than 4% of humanity:
“… not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women–not merely peace in our time but peace for all time.”

Putin orders to end trade in US dollars at Russian seaports

Putin orders to end trade in US dollars at Russian seaports

Putin orders to end trade in US dollars at Russian seaports
Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to approve legislation making the ruble the main currency of exchange at all Russian seaports by next year, according to the Kremlin website.
To protect the interests of stevedoring companies with foreign currency obligations, the government was instructed to set a transition period before switching to ruble settlements.
According to the head of Russian antitrust watchdog FAS Igor Artemyev, many services in Russian seaports are still priced in US dollars, even though such ports are state-owned.
The proposal to switch port tariffs to rubles was first proposed by the president a year and a half ago. The idea was not embraced by large transport companies, which would like to keep revenues in dollars and other foreign currencies because of fluctuations in the ruble.
Artemyev said the decision will force foreigners to buy Russian currency, which is good for the ruble.
In 2016, his agency filed several lawsuits against the largest Russian port group NMTP. According to FAS, the group of companies set tariffs for transshipment in dollars and raised tariffs from January 2015 "without objective grounds."
The watchdog ruled that NMTP abused its dominant position in the market and imposed a 9.74 billion rubles fine, or about $165 million at the current exchange rate. The decision was overturned by a court in Moscow in July this year.

Russia cutting dependence on US dollar – economy minister

Russia cutting dependence on US dollar – economy minister
The Russian government is taking steps to reduce the value of transactions using the American currency in the country, according to Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreshkin.
“There is a big trend toward the de-dollarization of the Russian economy. The central bank has taken some very important steps against loans in foreign currencies," the minister said on Wednesday.

THIERRY MEYSSAN -- ONE WAR CAN HIDE ANOTHER After the Caliphate, Rojava

ONE WAR CAN HIDE ANOTHER

After the Caliphate, Rojava

While the Syrian Arab Army, the Russian aviation and Hezbollah are preparing to finish off Daesh, the Pentagon is planning a new war against Syria, this time with Kurdish troops. Just as the mission of the Caliphate was to create a Sunnistan straddling Iraq and Syria, so the mission of « Rojava » is to create a Kurdistan straddling the two states, as the Pentagon has been publicly stating for the last four years.
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This map was published by Robin Wright nine months before the offensive by Daesh into Iraq and Syria. According to this Pentagon researcher, it rectifies the map published in 2005 by Ralf Peters for the reshaping of the Greater Middle East.
According to US grand strategy, as defined by Admiral Cebrowski in 2001, and published in 2004 by his assistant Thomas Barnett, all of the Greater Middle East must be destroyed except for Israël, Jordan and Lebanon.
Consequently, the imminent victory against Daesh will change nothing of the Pentagon’s intentions.

Manlio Dinucci: A Arte da Guerra -- A Venezuela Revolta-se contra o Petrodólar

A Arte da Guerra
A Venezuela Revolta-se contra o Petrodólar
Manlio Dinucci


"A partir desta semana fixa-se o preço médio do petróleo em yuan chinês", anunciou, em 15 de Setembro, o Ministério venezuelano do petróleo. Pela primeira vez, o preço de venda do petróleo venezuelano já não é estabelecido em dólares.
É a resposta de Caracas às sanções emitidas pela administração Trump em 25 de Agosto, mais duras do que as impostas pela administração Obama, em 2014: elas impediam a Venezuela de receber dólares das vendas de petróleo para os Estados Unidos, mais de um milhão de barris por dia, dólares utilizados até agora para importar bens de consumo, como alimentos e remédios. As sanções também impedem a comercialização de títulos emitidos pela PDVSA, a companhia petrolífera estatal venezuelana.
Washington tem um duplo objectivo: aumentar a escassez de bens de primeira necessidade na Venezuela e, portanto, o descontentamento popular, no qual se destaca a oposição interna (forjada e apoiada pelos EUA) para derrubar o governo Maduro;  lançar o estado venezuelano em incumprimento, ou seja, na falência, impossibilitando-o de pagar a dívida externa, ou seja, para fazer falir o Estado que tem as maiores reservas de petróleo do mundo, quase dez vezes mais do que os Estados Unidos.
Caracas tenta escapar ao tormento sufocante das sanções, cotando o preço de venda do petróleo não em dólares americanos, mas em yuan chinês.
O yuan entrou há um ano na cesta das moedas de reserva do Fundo Monetário Internacional (juntamente com o dólar, o euro, o iene e a libra esterlina) e Pequim está prestes a lançar contratos de comercialização do petróleo em yuanes convertíveis em ouro. "Se os novos contratos se consolidassem, mesmo que parcialmente, corroendo o poder dos petrodólares, seria um golpe impressionante para a economia dos EUA", comentou o Sole 24 Ore.
Ao ser questionado pela Rússia, pela China e por outros países não é só o poder excessivo do petrodólar (moeda de reserva gerada pela venda de petróleo), mas a própria hegemonia do dólar. O seu valor é determinado não pela capacidade económica real dos EUA, mas pelo facto de representar quase dois terços das reservas monetárias mundiais e é a moeda com a qual se determina o preço do petróleo, do ouro e das mercadorias. Isso permite à Reserva Federal, ao Banco Central (que é um banco privado) imprimir milhares de biliões de dólares com os quais a dívida pública colossal dos EUA é financiada - cerca de 23 triliões de dólares - através da compra de acções e de outros títulos emitidos pelo Tesouro. Neste contexto, a decisão venezuelana de dissociar o preço do petróleo do dólar provoca um choque sísmico que, do epicentro sul-americano, faz tremer o palácio imperial fundamentado no dólar.
Se o exemplo da Venezuela se espalhasse, se o dólar deixasse de ser a principal moeda do comércio  e das divisas das reservas internacionais, uma grande quantidade de dólares inundaria o mercado, provocando o colapso do valor da moeda dos EUA.
Este é o verdadeiro motivo pelo qual, no Mandato executivo de 9 de Março de 2015, o Presidente Obama proclamou "a emergência nacional a respeito da ameaça inédita e extraordinária à segurança nacional e à política externa dos Estados Unidos estabelecida pela situação na Venezuela".
É o mesmo motivo pelo qual o Presidente Trump anuncia uma possível "opção militar" contra a Venezuela. Ela está a ser preparada pelo U.S. Southern Command, cujo emblema é a Águia imperial a pairar sobre a América Central e do Sul, pronta a mergulhar as suas garras em quem se revolta contra o império do dólar.
(Il manifesto, 19 de setembro de 2017)

LIVE: Trump addresses world problems at the 72nd UN General Assembly

UN General Assembly opening – Trump’s debut

Here’s what to expect at this week’s UN General Assembly opening – Trump’s debut

The power of the so-called multipolar world will be the real ‘star’ of this years General Assembly, even as the cameras will be fixed on Donald Trump.




World leaders are beginning to gather in New York where they will attend the opening of this year’s session of the UN General Assembly. This year is particularly significant as it will be Donald Trump’s first address to the UN General Assembly since becoming President of the United States in January of this year. However, Trump may well be overshadowed by other events and consequently, by other nations.
Here are the things to look out for
Pronounced US isolation 
As the least experienced leader of a major world power, Donald Trump has a great burden on his shoulders. He will be facing not only the ire of a world increasingly upset with US attempts to impose its will on the wider world but he will also be facing a generation of fellow world-leaders who came of age on the world stage during the post-9/11 era of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
This is significant as it has been during this time that the US has implemented an aggressive foreign policy which puts into practice, the neo-con agenda which was first developed in the 1990s. America has been constantly at war ever since 2016 and in the process, US actions have led to the execution of two well known world leaders, Saddam Hussein of Iraq and Muammar Gaddafi of Libya.

Manlio Dinucci - "La Russia e la Cina contro l'impero del dollaro". VIDEO Subtitled in CHI, EN, FR, IT, PT, RO, SP

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Manlio Dinucci - "La Russia e la Cina contro l'impero del dollaro". Subtitles in CHI, EN, FR, IT, PT, RO, SP 




Publicado a 12/09/2017

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