Sunday, July 01, 2007

Russia Building Venezuela Refineries, China building Mexican Ports, North American Union, What about the myriad of problems in our own backyard?

Russia building Venezuela Refineries, China Building Mexican ports, North American Union, what about the myriad of problems in our own backyard?
I know we have much to be paying attention to and be concerned with around the world. Most of it is due to Bush. However as I have written many times about Chavez's hate for Bush and America and watching their ever growing connections with Iran, China, and Russia, I am becoming increasingly concerned about what is happening right here in our own backyard while our attention seems to be everywhere but.
We have Russia building up to 13 refineries in Venezuela. Very interesting as Iran is experiencing gas shortages and riots as a result of a lack of refineries. Anyway Venezuela has to build four refineries to process heavy crude from fields in the Orinoco Belt and is considering establishing a joint venture with Russia to satisfy these goals, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said during a business conference Friday at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce.
"Orinoco, where Lukoil is now working, there are demonstrated reserves of 300 billion tons of heavy crude in two new fields," Chavez said. "Therefore we have decided to build four refineries, and in the future, accounting for the interests of countries in the Caribbean region, 13 refineries altogether."
Chavez said that at present, Venezuela is considering establishing a joint venture with Russia in pursuit of these aims. He said that Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and other South American countries could also found such ventures. they will build a pipeline to Argentina and buy $5 Billion worth of equipment figuring why not Russia?
I have learned from our own Mariacha mama through a conversation on the clandestine efforts in creating A North American union that China is funding and clandestinely building ports in Mexico. She pointed out to us that Lázaro Cárdenas is home to a deep-water seaport that handles container, dry bulk, and liquid cargo.
The port handled 160,000 TEU in 2005 but is expanding to a capacity of 2.2 million TEU annually. Cargo is moved to and from the port by road and rail equally, with rail service provided exclusively by Kansas City Southern Railway. The port is expected to become a major container facility due to congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and its relative proximity to major cities such as Chicago, Kansas City, and Houston. Then she noted that the LA and Long Beach ports handle 6.7 million TEU and 3.8 million and they are very congested. Due to a lot of reasons, they can't expand as you can see, the Mexican port is not to replace the US ports, (it couldn't) but to add more ports so we get more crap we don't need from China. Also there are plans for another deep water port in Baja. A Los Angeles firm, fronting for Chinese and Korean concerns, is lobbying the Mexican government to be granted permission to build a $1 billion dollar port in the agricultural area of Punta Colonet, 150 miles south of Tijuana.
The downside is the obvious environmental impact. The LA Times described the intended area as ‘deserted farmland’ This is far from fact. Punta Colonet south San Quintin is one of the most productive agricultural areas in Baja. Its proximity to Hwy. 1 and the US have spurred the growth of large commercial farming in the area. Having anchored in Punta Colonet, it is a beautiful, unspoiled area where orchards and farms run right to the oceans edge. There has been tremendous growth in the region over the last 5 years
Meanwhile because of warmonger Bush I don't know if we are a real threat to Venezuela or not but we have Chavez preparing for war.
President Hugo Chavez urged soldiers on Sunday to prepare for a guerrilla-style war against the United States, saying that Washington is using psychological and economic warfare as part of an unconventional campaign aimed at derailing his government. Declaring that it is not just armed warfare, Under Chavez, Venezuela has recently purchased some $3 billion worth of arms from Russia, including 53 military helicopters, 100,000 Kalashnikov rifles, 24 SU-30 Sukhoi fighter jets. Last week, Chavez said he is considering arms purchases, including submarines and a missile-equipped air defense system, as he prepared for his tour of Russia, Belarus and Iran.
While all this is going on in our own backyard we had a very good discussion on the clandestine efforts to establish a security and Prosperity Partnership known as the North American Union. However there were a couple who said we were crazy. I was happy to receive confirmation from Canada and again from one of our members. He said: I wish more left-wingers would recognize this as There's a left-wing organization in Canada ("The Council of Canadians") that has been on top of this for several years now. They call it "Deep Integration" and talk about it as an extension of
The SPP [Security & Prosperity Partnership] takes NAFTA's goal of continental economic integration much further by including security and foreign policy issues, and by speeding up the process of regulatory harmonization integral to the first Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. The next meeting of the SPP is planned for Canada August 20-21, 2007 in Montebello, Quebec.
Deep integration between Canada and the United States is not a theory or a fear – it is a reality. For several years now, government task forces and working groups have been quietly harmonizing Canada-U.S. programs and procedures, without any input from the Canadian public. The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), agreed to by the leaders of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico in 2005, is moving Canada quickly toward a continental resource pact, a North American security perimeter, and harmonized military and security policies. Working groups composed of bureaucrats and corporate leaders are quietly putting this "partnership" into action, and to date only industry "stakeholders" have been consulted.
At the Council of Canadians, we believe that citizens have a right to know about major government initiatives that could change the food we eat, the civil liberties we enjoy and the social programs we depend on. To date, very few elected officials have sounded the alarm about the SPP. And all of the secrecy surrounding the SPP’s implementation has left the public in the dark.
Lastly I received confirmation of my concerns the next day as I saw that Lou Dobbs was doing a show on clandestine North American Union efforts and he was decrying left wingers for not believing what is happening.
DOBBS: Representatives of the United States, Canada and Mexico are preparing for a summer meeting to further the goals of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. The SPP, which many consider to be simply a blueprint for the North American Union, would weaken U.S. laws and regulations and diminish American sovereignty. Kitty Pilgrim has our report.
JOHN URQUHART from the COUNCIL OF CANADIANS pointed out that discussions are going on behind closed doors and would bring neither Peace or prosperity.
PILGRIM: Now, new documents have come to light about how U.S. taxpayers may end up footing the bill. Watchdog group Judicial Watch dug up documents through the Freedom of Information Act. It's a financial work plan that describes how U.S. taxpayers would fund grants to Mexico. The work plan states, "The establishment of a grant fund for development with U.S. and Canadian resources to finance the development of physical infrastructure in Mexico.
DOBBS: Well, there are a lot of questions. And the fact is, Judicial Watch is to be congratulated for its diligence in digging these new documents up. I really want to hear from the snarky little left-wing who deny that there's such a thing at the SPP and the plans on part of this administration, on that of the Mexican government and the Canadian government to go ahead with the North American Union, because I think the snarky little darlings are about to awaken to the error of their ways.
I remember Bush mentioning the North American Union in 2005 and then went underground with it when the idea was not received well but my concern today is that while we are focused on the myriad of problems facing us in our daily lives, in the middle east, and around the world our own backyard and life as we know it is undergoing a transformation. We must pay more attention and put more effort into relations right here.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Larry said...

You're right on all this. While Bush is wasting lives and dollars in Iraq, Chavez is forging the rest of the world to take out our back door.

Russia building refineries, China moving from their end and many smaller countries who hate the U.S, are quietly working to gather all the resources that we need.

Chavez will be the big threat, because he is propped up by bigger threats.

Before it's over, Chavez will be driving the NAFTA highway toward Washington DC.

an average patriot said...

You know, you are right. It just blows me away that people keep saying they can't harm us. Bull! With the ever growing vested interests Russia and China have in the area they will come to the aid of their friends and interests. People fail to remember that China and Russia are now military allies for a reason.
Bush has alienated them, the middle east, the 135 non aligned Nations, and everyone else Bush has calling for our head. When all is said and done they and more will be against us, Britain, and Israel. What a mess and this will be the absolute worst ever with perverted Religion all around.