Friday, February 22, 2008

Amidst valid concerns of Bush threatening global Peace Russia wontt rule out force to resolve Kosovo Issue! Another step to world war & martial law!

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that the European Union (EU) has violated the international law by sending its mission to Kosovo, local media reported. "The EU mission is being sent there in violation of international law," Lavrov said after his talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babajan.

The EU is sending its mission to Kosovo unilaterally, without a sanction of the UN Security Council, with the task of ensuring the supremacy of law, Lavrov said, describing the fact as a "bitter irony."

"We are being told that Resolution No. 1244 is the basis for sending the EU mission and for the unilateral proclamation of Kosovo's independence. This is not true," Itar-Tass quoted the minister as saying.

Resolution No. 1244 mentions a transitional period, but it should last until the negotiating parties reach a final political settlement, Lavrov said. Lavrov also noted that double standards have impeded the settlement in Cyprus and Kosovo.
Kosovo, the breakaway province of Serbia, has been under the UN administration since 1999, and unilaterally declared its independence from Serbia on Feb. 17. Belgrade has said the proclamation is null and void.

Moscow warned the danger of such a move, saying it could undermine the foundation of global peace and stability that has been built over decades. On Tuesday, Lavrov reiterated Russia's position on Kosovo's independence in a telephone conversation with United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, saying Russia will not acceptable Pristina's unilateral declaration of independence. Russia: EU mission breaks International Law
Kosovo's breakaway from Serbia provoked fresh unrest Friday as U.N. police were attacked by ethnic Serb demonstrators in northern Kosovo a day after angry demonstrations in the Serbian capital Belgrade left one person dead. The demonstrators were waving Serbian flags and chanting "Kosovo is ours!" on what was the fifth day of protests since Kosovo's ethnic Albanian leaders declared independence from Serbia on Sunday.

The latest incident follows violent outbreaks in Belgrade which culminated in an attack on the U.S. Embassy that left one person dead and dozens injured. Also Friday, Russia -- which has not recognized Kosovo's sovereignty -- said it has not ruled out using force to resolve the dispute over the territory if NATO forces breach the terms of their U.N. mandate.

"If the EU works out a single position or if NATO steps beyond its mandate in Kosovo, these organizations will be in conflict with the U.N., and then I think we will also begin operating under the assumption that in order to be respected, one needs to use force," Moscow's ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said, in comments carried by Russia's Interfax news agency. A spokesman for Russia's Foreign Ministry also warned that Kosovo's declaration would have a "negative impact." Russia may use force to resolve Kosovo issue

Even as I watch Bush ignore all common sense in his drive to totally control us and the entire World I never seem to be blown away by Bush's in your face ignorance of world order and what anyone thinks as he pursues his creation of a new societal, middle east, and World (dis)order! I really wanted to discuss the inevitable possibility of an Obama assassination and yesterdays Federal action towards that end But due to the quickly eroding Serbian, Russian situation I figured I would put that off till tomorrow barring any new dire developments in Bush's chaotic world!

James Joiner
Gardner Ma


TomCat said...

There is not much doubt that things will get uglier over there. :-(

betmo said...

i think that the obama thing is part of the whole thing too. limbaugh pretty much said in his radio show today (mom again :) that 'a small government' can only be taken down by a crazed military coup. i paraphrase. what we have seen here in the west- and the eu has certainly played their part- is a re-ignition of the cold war era. from the star wars shoot outs this week to the ongoing antagonism of russia, iran, north korea and skirting it with china- these folks want war. profiteering is one piece but total global dominance is one way to insure their survival after a global climate change kills off swaths of folks. survival of the fittest becomes survival of the richest. comments section isn't really big enough to get down and dirty with this topic :)

an average patriot said...

It is just one more example of Bush's failed interference around the world. Everything he has touched will explode and be part of his created future wars and they will not be avoided.
This is all his personal fault and the idiot says he is doing great and will play the innocent looking like this is all someone elses fault.

an average patriot said...

Give me a hug, you have it! Absolutely 100% everything bush has done has been designed towards much future war and new world (dis)order. The NAU, absolutely 100% everything and he has to bring it full swing soon unless he can get McCain in.
It is sickening be cause there is even more and Larry and I and others discuss it often. The idiot will play the victim and make it appear like he wants peace and the right thing. My little rear!

Larry said...

This goes with it Jim:

Rule by fear or rule by law?
Lewis Seiler,Dan Hamburg

"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist."

- Winston Churchill, Nov. 21, 1943

Since 9/11, and seemingly without the notice of most Americans, the federal government has assumed the authority to institute martial law, arrest a wide swath of dissidents (citizen and noncitizen alike), and detain people without legal or constitutional recourse in the event of "an emergency influx of immigrants in the U.S., or to support the rapid development of new programs."

Beginning in 1999, the government has entered into a series of single-bid contracts with Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) to build detention camps at undisclosed locations within the United States. The government has also contracted with several companies to build thousands of railcars, some reportedly equipped with shackles, ostensibly to transport detainees.

According to diplomat and author Peter Dale Scott, the KBR contract is part of a Homeland Security plan titled ENDGAME, which sets as its goal the removal of "all removable aliens" and "potential terrorists."

Fraud-busters such as Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, have complained about these contracts, saying that more taxpayer dollars should not go to taxpayer-gouging Halliburton. But the real question is: What kind of "new programs" require the construction and refurbishment of detention facilities in nearly every state of the union with the capacity to house perhaps millions of people?

Sect. 1042 of the 2007 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), "Use of the Armed Forces in Major Public Emergencies," gives the executive the power to invoke martial law. For the first time in more than a century, the president is now authorized to use the military in response to "a natural disaster, a disease outbreak, a terrorist attack or any other condition in which the President determines that domestic violence has occurred to the extent that state officials cannot maintain public order."

The Military Commissions Act of 2006, rammed through Congress just before the 2006 midterm elections, allows for the indefinite imprisonment of anyone who donates money to a charity that turns up on a list of "terrorist" organizations, or who speaks out against the government's policies. The law calls for secret trials for citizens and noncitizens alike.

Also in 2007, the White House quietly issued National Security Presidential Directive 51 (NSPD-51), to ensure "continuity of government" in the event of what the document vaguely calls a "catastrophic emergency." Should the president determine that such an emergency has occurred, he and he alone is empowered to do whatever he deems necessary to ensure "continuity of government." This could include everything from canceling elections to suspending the Constitution to launching a nuclear attack. Congress has yet to hold a single hearing on NSPD-51.

U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, D-Venice (Los Angeles County) has come up with a new way to expand the domestic "war on terror." Her Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 (HR1955), which passed the House by the lopsided vote of 404-6, would set up a commission to "examine and report upon the facts and causes" of so-called violent radicalism and extremist ideology, then make legislative recommendations on combatting it.

According to commentary in the Baltimore Sun, Rep. Harman and her colleagues from both sides of the aisle believe the country faces a native brand of terrorism, and needs a commission with sweeping investigative power to combat it.

A clue as to where Harman's commission might be aiming is the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, a law that labels those who "engage in sit-ins, civil disobedience, trespass, or any other crime in the name of animal rights" as terrorists. Other groups in the crosshairs could be anti-abortion protesters, anti-tax agitators, immigration activists, environmentalists, peace demonstrators, Second Amendment rights supporters ... the list goes on and on. According to author Naomi Wolf, the National Counterterrorism Center holds the names of roughly 775,000 "terror suspects" with the number increasing by 20,000 per month.

What could the government be contemplating that leads it to make contingency plans to detain without recourse millions of its own citizens?

The Constitution does not allow the executive to have unchecked power under any circumstances. The people must not allow the president to use the war on terrorism to rule by fear instead of by law.

Brother Tim said...

And legally, Russia has every right to do it, as the U.S. has already set precedent for this sort of thing. Lord, help us!

The Idiot-in-Chief has got to GO, and I mean NOW!!!!!

an average patriot said...

You're right! Bush has purposely instigated this problem too and it is just developing as another part of his new order Forever War! Yes Lord help us and I am afraid it is a bit late already.
One of my sons will be here Moday for a few weeks with his wife and girls before He goes back to Iraq. I feel for all of them and their future.

an average patriot said...

As Churhilll said Larry all we have to fear is fear itself. And Bush is using fear against us to its fullest.He will not stop usingh fear on us and the excuse of fighting terrorism to follow his not well hidden agenda!

Larry said...

Another reason for outsourcing Jim:

Outsourcing Will Ultimately Lead to Fascism in America

Richard Backus

The current outsourcing and downsizing of manufacturing in the U.S. will eventually lead to fascism if past history is a dependable predictor of the future. A decrease in the contribution of a country's manufacture to its trade balance will lead to large trade deficits causing a drop in the value of a country's currency. When this occurs, an accompanying decrease in the living standard of its citizens will result in political unrest leading to the establishment of a political state under the control of a powerful ruling class. The U.S. is currently in experiencing the beginning stage of this process.

Post-war Germany is a good example of what occurs under these conditions. The German people's reparations payments to the victorious Allies after World War I were unsustainable and eventually led to an unwillingness of the working classes to continue their manufacture. The proceeds of almost all their production had been going to foreigners. This discontent and "revolt" of the industrial working classes led to an essential halt in manufacturing. Without production, there were no consumption items available for purchase by foreigners or industries in which to invest. The Reich's mark went into free-fall and hyper-inflation destroyed the wealth of the middle class.

With a poverty-stricken populace and massive unemployment, the scene was set in Germany for someone who had the will and ability to take control and reestablish prosperity. The public was rightfully interested in a return to prosperity and was unfortunately ready to accept whatever means were necessary to attain it.

Hitler and the Nazis were the means, backed by what remained of the capitalists, to control the disillusioned citizens (by force if necessary), and to restore production. They accomplished this by establishing public works programs and a resumption of manufacture accompanied by a repudiation of reparation payments. Once the Nazis assumed power there was no chance of a return to a democratic government.

The history of Italy under Mussolini and Spain under Franco was similar. To control a disgruntled populace believing socialism to be their salvation, these despots were supported by the rich (as well as the church) in the suppression of the people in the presumed interests of all. All these fascist governments ruled by means of intimidation of the populace by the military or paramilitary under their immediate control. They were in turn financially backed and encouraged by the rich who were interested in maintaining social and economic control. Doesn't this sound just a bit like the "law and order" so prized today?

The U.S. is now approaching the end of the first phase of this process, the ruination of the American working classes by the giveaway of manufacturing to foreign workers. The dollar is just beginning what will be a drastic fall in value. The middle classes will be impoverished by this process causing a political reaction. This will lead to the need for the imprisonment of ever-more citizens and an ever-increasing level of security forces both public and private. The people will demand a more socialistic government and the establishment elites in the U.S. will be frightened into the use of more severe methods of controlling the public, eventually using brute force and intimidation against their own citizens.

A familiar quote by Huey Long predicted that "When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the American flag". You can't get there from here with a socialist government. Fascism can only be established under a democratic form of government by a gradual erosion of rule of law and respect for the rights of the citizens. The Patriot Act and Department of Homeland Security may very well be necessary but will need to be carefully monitored in the future.

In the event that these and similar legislative acts are not carefully controlled, and our production continues to move overseas, there will be no turning back. The establishment will be forced to seize more forceful control of the populace and will ultimately be unable to give it up. Well-paid police forces, both public and private, will be readily available to support them. For all practical purposes, there will be full-blown fascism in the U.S. Unless the public takes the responsibility and has the courage to forced a correction in the direction our economy, we will see fascism in our lifetimes. It will be the inheritance of our children.

an average patriot said...

Sadly we have discussed this too numerous times to no avail. I am going to send this to Jerome and Danny. they keep saying we have been here before but I beg to differ because we now have a sole decider improving on all past fascist movements. I just sent them a copy of what I am afraid will happen to Obama so this agenda can continue!