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Well, well, well. Olmert got away with dissing Bush and pissing on him not once but twice. We now have proof that our media owners don’t give a hoot about Israel openly insulting our leaders. Russia and China did notice this and put it in their files. Waltzing our rulers into a position where Israel can insult them will be a great game, eh? I am betting on this. But there is this other matter: the European attempts at insulting Russia while begging for energy products from Russia. This is even more insane than the sick US/Israel relationship. For some queer, besotted reason, European leaders think, if they super-irritate Russia, Russia will bend to their collective wills and shrink in size and become their slave state rather than the reverse. This is sheer madness.
Old Man Winter, he be blowing from the Cold North. This reminds me of Norse mythology: The Gods, Thor and Wotan had this habit of going off to the Ice Giants up North and trying to show off how strong and clever they were. The Ice Giants always won the contests. Still, feeling sorry for the puny powers of the two Gods, the Ice Giants would not kill them, just laugh at them. For example, Thor couldn’t lift the paw of a cat who was really the wurm which encircled the entire planet, and Loki couldn’t eat faster than Logi who ate all the food, and then ate the trough it was in. Thor also tried to outdrink the Ice Giants but the drinking horn was the oceans.
The folly of fighting giants was part of the story. Even if one is very, very strong, winning against the giants requires being very clever and outwitting them. Giants can and have often been defeated. They have many weaknesses, for example. Bin Laden and his crew knew perfectly well, how to lure both the US secret agencies and Israeli agencies into helping them terrorize the US people. The bin Laden plan was stark naked: he knew, if he could lure us into the deep mountains of Afghanistan, we might bleed to death there just like Russia!
Guess what? This plan is working just great! If he wants to irritate and insult American leaders, all he has to do is issue statements of various sorts to egg them on. And whenever they claim, ‘He doesn’t matter’, or, ‘Who cares about him?’ or even funnier, ‘We will hunt him down later,’ old bin Laden, sitting in the Cave of Death, taunts them and forces them to double the troops in Afghanistan, etc. Amazing.
Russia is no longer involved in distant mountain warfare with crazed fanatics. Instead, Russia is arm wrestling with European leaders who seem to be even stupider than Bush and Thor. They seriously believe that if they are nasty, spitting mad, and throwing bricks and bats at Russia, this will bring the enraged bear to heel. There is this psychological tendency in Europe to misunderstand Russia. One comedy, I forget which, has an alarmed German general telling Hitler, ‘Did you ever look a map of Russia? It is big!’ Before Operation Barbarossa. Another obvious thing is simple: Russia’s best ally is Winter itself. True, Russian winters didn’t bother the Mongols much. They came from the Siberian regions. And it didn’t bother the Vikings much, either, since they came from even further north. But France and Germany don’t have the cultural ability to fight in a Russian winter.
Below is today’s forecast for cold in Europe. What a splendid time to pick a fight with Russia over how energy is supplied!
Ah, but the clever Europeans know that the weather, by this weekend, will be somewhat milder. So I suppose they think they can outwit Russia!
Time is NOT on Europe’s side here! You see, a terrible cold wave with sub-zero temperatures at Siberian depths, has just swung down over the US. Here, on my mountain, the high has been only 17 degrees and the lows will be -17 degrees. In the Midwest, it is -25 or worse! This cold wave will be coming to Europe. Expect snow and severe cold by Wednesday. This is still January, after all!
Russia and Ukraine agreed Thursday to hold new talks on their gas war as Europe batted aside a Kremlin proposal for a summit in Moscow to resolve a feud that has left millions of Europeans freezing.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Russia was in danger of losing its credibility as an energy supplier because of the gas cutoff to Europe, and France said supplies should resume before any summit takes place….
Yushchenko further upped the stakes by telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev by telephone that Moscow should pump the full 330 million cubic metres a day due to European consumers, which Ukraine would then pass on to Europe….
“The danger that Russia will also lose part of its credibility because of these interruptions of supplies is certainly one that exists, and tomorrow in my talks with… Putin, I will have to address this issue,” Merkel said.
The European Union said it was prepared to send the Czech energy minister, representing the Czech EU presidency, and the EU energy commissioner to take part in the Russia-Ukraine meeting in Moscow on Saturday.
But the EU has so far held off on responding to Kremlin leader Medvedev’s proposal to hold a broader summit of all the countries affected by the gas crisis, including consumers and transit nations, also in Moscow the same day.
Look at how brave Germany is! Russia will lose credibility? Well, Europe will loose fingers and toes to frostbite! Not to mention, the collapse of their industries! In this wrestling match, the winner is whoever is stronger in the end. If Russia tosses Europe under the table, Europe looses. They will be sore losers and claim, Russia cheats, Russia started it, etc.
But this isn’t like the Palestinians and the Israeli Jewish invaders. The Palestinians are being offered nothing at any point in time. Less and less territory, less and less food, fewer and fewer civil rights. And one-sided fighting. But Europe CAN do something with Russia: BE NICE. This novel concept is hard to grasp! It is so much fun, barking orders, snubbing someone, killing their troops in bed while Putin is in Beijing for the Olympics.
But if one wants to conduct diplomacy on this level, expect to be destroyed in a nuclear exchange. What gives with Europe? Do they imagine they can escape the grasp of Russian power? If so, they better get used to living with a lot less natural gas. It is possible, incidentally. But they want the gas AND want to kick Russians around, at the same time. This is stupid.
Negotiating with Vladimir Putin, Russia’s prime minister and former president, is hard enough even when Europe’s relations with the Kremlin are going well – which they haven’t been for some while. For an insight into Putin’s brutal, hard as nails character, have a look at the official Russian government transcript of a conversation he had with some Moscow-based western reporters last week.
The discussion, which centres on the shut-off of Russian gas deliveries to the European Union via Ukraine, turns at one point to the possible deployment of EU monitors along the pipeline route through Ukrainian territory. “We hope that the issue will be resolved expeditiously. We don’t want a group of men and women to come to Kiev and just sit in a hotel and sip horilka [Ukrainian vodka],” Putin says.
HAHAHA. He is pretty blunt. I hope Europe’s leaders get the hint.
Three hospitals and a UN compound have been bombed by Israel as troops continue to advance into the densely-populated Gaza City.
Around 500 people were sheltering in the Al-Quds hospital in the city’s southwestern Tal Al-Hawa district when it was bombed by Israeli jets and set ablaze on Thursday morning.
Hospital officials said the fire was sparked by a “phosphorus shell”.
“We have been able to control the fire in the hospital but not in the administrative building,” one hospital official said.
“We hope that the flames don’t spread again to the wings of the hospital.”
Two hospitals east of Gaza City were also hit by Israeli shells as Gazans fled tanks advancing into the city….
The Israelis also bombed a UN compound in Gaza City, setting fire to warehouses of badly-needed food and medical aid and prompting international outrage.
Around 700 Palestinians were sheltering in the UN complex at the time of the strikes which left two civilians and three staff members injured.
Adnan Abu Hasna, a spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa), said fires were still raging hours after the attack and “tens of millions of dollars worth of aid” had been destroyed.
Russia isn’t bombing Europe. Russia is in a classic business dispute and this can be resolved easily if Europe treats Russia’s leaders more respectfully. The Chinese know that the Russians can easily be buttered up. Instead of battered to death. But the Israeli Jew desire battering to death, the natives, so they can get rid of them. The Palestinians can’t surrender to Israel because this would mean, Israel would have to give them some sort of citizenship in Greater Israel or declare an outright dictatorship and expel these poor people.
Indeed, this week, the police state went one step further in destroying even the pretense of democracy there. Mass arrests of anti-war Jews as well as disbanding all Muslim parties and the Indictments of Two Journalists For Reporting Start of Gaza Invasion | News From Antiwar.com, as well as refusing to honor the Israeli Supreme Court ruling about allowing in 12 reporters into Gaza. Israel is most certainly NOT a democracy at all. I live in NY. My political leaders are all Democrats. All are racist war mongers. Here is proof:
Watch Max Blumenthal’s exlusive video of the rally on the right-hand side of the screen.
On January 11, an estimated 10,000 people rallied in front of the Israeli consulate in midtown New York in support of Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip. The rally, which was organized by UJA-Federation of New York and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York in cooperation with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, featured speeches by New York’s most senior lawmakers. While the crowd was riled to righteous anger by speeches about Hamas evildoers, the event was a festive affair that began and ended with singing and joyous dancing.
Sen. Chuck Schumer highlighted Israel’s supposed humanitarian methods of warfare by pointing to its text messaging of certain Gaza Strip residents urging them to vacate their homes before Israeli forces bombed them. “What other country would do that?” Schumer shouted from the podium. Gov. David Paterson appeared on stage wearing one of the red hats distributed to demonstrators as symbols of the red alerts some residents of Israel endure when Palestinian groups fire rockets their way. Paterson cited the many Qasam rockets that have fallen on Israel as a justification for the country’s operations in Gaza, a military assault that has resulted in over 800 casualties and thousands of injuries.
Below is the You Tube of Democracy Now talking about the video:
Shame on Governor Patterson! He is black. Watching him endorse racist ethnic cleansing is disgusting. He has to do this because if he doesn’t, the NY media, nearly all owned by Zionists, will hammer him to death. So he swallows his pride and mouths obvious neo-Nazi pablum to a bunch of raving lunatics who want to have the US help Jews commit gross crimes against humanity.
The International Criminal Court prosecutor in The Hague said on Wednesday it lacks jurisdiction to investigate possible war crimes recently committed in the Gaza Strip.
The prosecutor’s statement came after a Palestinian rights group called on the ICC to investigate Israel for committing war crimes during its 19-day-old offensive in Gaza.
The office of the prosecutor said the court’s jurisdiction is limited to war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of genocide committed on the territory of, or by a national of, a state party.
“In Gaza at present, the ICC lacks such jurisdiction,” the prosecutor said in a statement.
No ethnic group has higher proportional representation in the world’s law courts. As judges as well as jurists. How on earth can they all justify this latest news? The US never tires of calling on the Hague to try all sorts of miscreants. But then hides behind pieces of paper to claim, we are NOT covered. Just like nuclear US and nuclear Europe and nuclear Israel harangue and harass everyone about the possibility that tiny little Iran might get what the US and Europe and Israel stockpile in the thousands!
Keeping the criminal state of Israel outside of the law is typical. Both the US AND ISRAEL ARE OUTLAW STATES! And we are supposed to be the beacon of liberty and clarion call for legal retribution for committing crimes against humanity! This is beyond disgusting. And both Israel and the US demand Sudan be punished for Darfur. I will note with total cynicism, Darfur isn’t in the news right now. The contrast between a bunch of guys on camels and horses, hassling farmers compared to high-tech mass murder is just too painfully obvious. Even the Jews and the Americans have a dim awareness about this.
Now, back to Russia:
The captain of the Dutch vessel sent a distress signal to the Russian ship saying that pirate boats were approaching his ship and shooting at it, Russian Navy spokesman Igor Dygalo informed. The crew of the Admiral Vinogradov raised the alarm, dispatched a helicopter and the Dutch ship was asked to speed up and dramatically cast about.
HAHAHA. Both Russian and Chinese ships are now prowling the Seven Seas, stopping pirates! Where is NATO? Where is the US Navy? Good grief. So much for US rule of the Seven Seas. This, incidentally, happened increasingly to Britain just before WWI and then worse, before WWII. And as I was visiting the Russian news, I saw this breaking story:
Chronology of Russia-Ukraine gas war
The current gas cuts are the culmination of a long gas war between Russia and Ukraine, RT looks back at its latest chapter, starting back in October 2007 and the ongoing crisis, the effect of which is now being felt all around Europe.
Gazprom says Ukraine’s Naftogaz confirms that it is technically possible to transit Russian gas to Europe via Ukraine, so it’s purely politics that’s hampering the process.
“There has been no political decision taken to resume gas deliveries. Although at dispatcher-level we’ve received information that there is a possibility of accepting gas into the system, in a phone conversation the head of Naftogaz Oleg Dubina has said that the company will not do it,” said Gazprom’s spokesperson Sergey Kupriyanov.
The ball is in Europe’s court: they can yell at Ukraine and make threats and they can make nice to Russia. HAHAHA. So much for that little tit for tat rough diplomacy. The desire to demonize Russia is backfiring. Maybe the media in Europe can scare everyone by showing Russian rockets and goose stepping Russian soldiers or maybe play movies showing Hu and Putin laughing together in Beijing.
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