Something real bad for the US and the world just dawned on me. I did not think much of it when I discussed the fact that Russia is going to put 2 battalions in the Arctic to defend her interests beyond the obvious build up to war in the Arctic over oil and other resources.
Russia's Defense minister said he planned on forming two specialist Army Brigades to be based in the Arctic. The announcement came days after Prime minister Vladimir Putin said Russia would strongly Defend its interest. I see that they are still training and preparing equipment to fight in the cold and will be stationed by Norway by 2015.
Then I remembered our discussion 5 years
ago as to how we were being squeezed from the north and the south while we were
off war mongering around the world under Bush. It is only getting worse. I want
you to read this as most do not have a clue and put 2 battalions of Russian
troops at our doorstep into perspective. The big picture here is not
War was building on our northern and southern Borders by the rest
of the world as Bush was in their yards doing his instigating. It continues
under Obama. 2 stories must be reiterated!
May 4 2008 we discussed: As we
watch Bush interfere in every area of the world as he raced to instigate world
war before his time was up a story I responded to about whether or not Alaska
was going to become the next middle east made me realize many do not realize
what is happening in our northern yard and for that matter our southern Backyard
as Bush tried to instigate the world to war everywhere he could we were and are
being squeezed from both ends right here in America. I find it necessary to
repeat 2 of the many stories I have done on this as many still do not realize
how bad it is right here societal issues, gas and food aside!
really bad! First Russia building Venezuela Refineries, China Building Mexican
ports, 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 now Obama. 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 in our immediate area.
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.and our sanctions. 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 at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce.
Lukoil is now working, there are demonstrated reserves of 300 billion tons of
heavy crude in two new fields," Chavez said before he died. "Therefore we have
decided to build four refineries, and in the future, accounting for the
interests of countries in the Caribbean region, 13 refineries
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 through a conversation
on the clandestine efforts in creating A North American union that China is
funding and clandestinely building ports in Mexico. A friend 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.
Also our 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 6 years Meanwhile because of our war mongering. I do not expect any
difference from his predecessor.
President Hugo Chavez urged soldiers 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 had recently purchased some $3
billion worth of arms from Russia, including 53 military helicopters, 100,000
Kalashnikov rifles, 24 SU-30 Sukhoi fighter jets. Chavez said he was considering
arms purchases, including submarines and a missile-equipped air defense system,
as he prepared for his tour of Russia, Belarus and Iran a year ago.
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. Remember that? It did not fully materialize but just keep watching. 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 NAFTA.
Now even worse than all that! I did a series of 3 stories August 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2007. Feel free to check them out but here is the most critical as to what is happening in our northern yard as the world prepares for the upcoming war future! Anyway, I wanted to discuss when Russia declared that it had successfully planted their flag at the bottom of the Arctic claiming it as Russian territory.
It has been noted that Russian nostalgia for past greatness has been seen stretching from the North Pole to the Mediterranean via the Caucasus. First the Russians planted a flag on the bottom of the Arctic. Then they promised to return to the Mediterranean. For good measure, a Russian-made bomb fell (but did not explode) into a vegetable field in Georgia. That the three events came close together may be a coincidence. That they all testify to Russia's new assertiveness is not. Then there are the ongoing threats of re-targeting missiles, and dropping existing arms treaties because of the U.S. insisting on putting the missile shield in Poland and Czechoslovakia.
*Kremlin Criticizes Georgian-U.S. Military Exercises Remember that Georgia wants to be part of NATO but Russia does not want us too close.
Russia's naval commander proposed "to restore its permanent presence" in the Mediterranean, using the Baltic and Black Sea fleets and they have. Now we hear Iran has managed to get a war ship there. For years a Russian naval base in Syria had been standing empty. The return of their ships to Syria was a dream come true to Russia's admirals and a nightmare for Israel, which fears renewed Russian co-operation with Syria.
Knowing that the Arctic features prominently in Russian Imperial mythology and the rising desire for Russia to regain prominence as a world power you have to be very concerned about this and Canada now is. Canada's prime minister went on a three-day trip to the Arctic in an effort to assert sovereignty over the region a week after Russia symbolically staked a claim to the North Pole by sending submarines.
Five countries -- Canada, Russia, the United States, Norway and Denmark -- are competing to secure subsurface rights to the Arctic seabed. One study by the U.S. Geological Survey estimates the Arctic has as much as 25 percent of the world's undiscovered oil and gas. PM Harper, who has pledged to spend billions defending Canada's sovereignty over the Arctic, is expected to announce the location of a planned military deep water port later in the week.
"Economic development -- unleashing the resource-based potential of the North, environmental protection -- protecting the unique Northern environment, national sovereignty -- protecting our land, airspace and territorial waters." Last month, Harper announced that six to eight new patrol ships will be built to guard the Northwest Passage sea route in the Arctic, which the United States insists does not belong to Canada.
U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins has criticized Harper's promise to defend the Arctic, calling the Northwest Passage "neutral waters." This is all very troubling as we watch the ratcheting up of tensions around the world as we try to move into the future. The increased militarism around the world is tenuous but throw all the recent developments in with what is shaping up to be a fight over the Arctic and its resources which will only serve to ecologically destroy another very important part of the Ocean's and world's ecosystem in what is increasingly appearing Russia, Denmark, Norway, claim the arctic challenge Canada and us
*Now what do you think about those 2 Battalions of Russian troops being stationed in the Arctic and everything else going on in South America and to the North of military worth to Russia and China while we are concentrating on future war in the middle east and Asia?