The US has spied on Germany nearly totally while pretending this is all about ‘Fighting Terror’. It turns out the US has been doing economic spying on Germany as well as political. Germany has to pretend this isn’t a big deal because they run a trade surplus with the US and don’t want to rock the boat. But under the surface, rage is rising. The US has blundered badly with the NSA spying. But won’t terminate this stupid activity. Oh no, not at all.
Xi made the remarks during a visit to Port of Duisburg, the world’s biggest inland harbor and a transport and logistics hub of Europe.
He said China’s proposal of building the Silk Road economic belt, based on the idea of common development and prosperity, aims to better connect the Asian and European markets, will enrich the idea of the Silk Road with a new meaning, and benefit all the people along the belt.
China and Germany, at the opposite ends of the belt, are two major economies that serve as the driving engines for economic growth respectively in Asia and Europe, Xi noted.
China seizes $US14.5bn assets linked to ex-spy chief Zhou Yongkang: like so many oligarchs, he ‘privatized’ oil profits for himself. In the US we just had a major banking collapse on top of running for generations in red ink both government and trade red ink, virtually no one was put in prison or their illicit loot confiscated.
This process of taking down super rich people is how societies survive. We see in the US making all the laws in such a way that the super rich get constantly richer and are protected from their own mistakes while workers see wages fall lower and lower and jobs disappear as they are moved overseas. The hyper concentration of wealth at the top in the US is extremely dangerous. Eventually it, too, will have to be removed violently.
The US concentration of extreme wealth which runs alongside Saudi Arabia and other despotic states, is destroying our economy and fraying our social systems as the bulk of children of workers give up all hope and devolve into their own counter culture which is naked, violent gangsterism. To suppress this, our elites have become quite violent, themselves, unleashing police power as if this were an occupied hostile state.
Meanwhile, our elites are getting very worried about our German allies who are, as I predicted more than once, are looking towards the East not the West for expansion. The Germans run a huge trade surplus so they enjoy free trade as it is now set up.
This barely makes the news in the US but Putin is chuckling as Snowden’s document stash reveals obnoxious US spying on Germany: GCHQ and NSA Targeted Private German Companies – SPIEGEL ONLINE
The service they offer isn’t just attractive to customers who want to improve their connectivity. It is also of interest to Britain’s GCHQ intelligence service, which has targeted the German companies. Top secret documents from the archive of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden viewed by SPIEGEL show that the British spies surveilled employees of several German companies, and have also infiltrated their networks.
One top-secret GCHQ paper claims the agency sought “development of in-depth knowledge of key satellite IP service providers in Germany.”
The document, which is undated, states that the goal of the effort was developing wider knowledge of Internet traffic flowing through Germany. The 26-page document explicitly names three of the German companies targeted for surveillance: Stellar, Cetel and IABG.
Relentlessly logical, the Russians pressure the US: Lavrov: If West accepts coup-appointed Kiev govt, it must accept a Russian Crimea. The Brownshirts in Ukraine are now muscling the coup so I expect them to all be killed off in a Night Of Long Knives as the fascists follow their rigorous rules of history.
Ecuador does not recognize Ukraine’s ‘illegitimate’ govt – Correa: a brave man. The US hates people who don’t obey our rulers so they will up their attempts at overthrowing him, too.
Ukraine’s Klitschko pulls out of election, backs ‘Chocolate King’: who will live in a fancy palace and loot the country of all the IMF loan money and then have to play footsie with Putin for cheap energy due to the IMF forcing Ukraine to double the cost of energy and other measures. Ukraine’s turn towards the dying EU is a complete disaster.
Just what the EU needs! A kleptocracy that runs a trade deficit that depends on Putin for energy and which has many millions of angry citizens itching for civil war! Wow! The EU grew extremely fast as all cheap confederations do, and now like a balloon with too much air, will suddenly pop.
Like Tymoshenko, who announced her candidacy on Thursday, Poroshenko promised to strengthen Ukraine’s armed forces and protect its borders, which the West fears are still under threat from a possible Russian incursion into Russian-speaking regions of eastern Ukraine.
“We need to build a new, efficient and modern Ukrainian army, which will defend the sovereignty and integrity of our country,” Interfax news agency quoted Poroshenko as saying in the town of Vinnitsa southwest of Kiev.
Ukraine is essentially bankrupt! So they are going to build this vast army to do what? Easy to answer: they will attack fellow citizens in the eastern half who are Orthodox Christians of Russian descent! The US public will be looted for this. We will pay for the military there as we do in a hundred countries including all of the EU, Japan, Israel, Iraq, Pakistan, etc.
Our deranged ally in Japan is warmongering like crazy: 5 dead, 2 missing after floating pier overturns at remote atoll which is the uninhabited disputed territory that is making China so angry. This rock is over a thousand miles away from Japan and as a huge hunk of Japan is now uninhabitable, the super rich there want this island so they can exploit natural resources around it to get even richer as Japan dies.
While our super rich who refuse to pay taxes get richer, cut our wages and eliminate our jobs and tell us to pay for these foreign adventures via more public debt which means tightening the purse strings at home and cutting finances for social services, etc.
Turkey to vote in crucial local elections amid graft scandal and social media ban: looting one’s home state, graft and corruption are rife and the worst place for all this is…the USA. Congress is owned by the filthy rich. Both political parties want AIPAC money and go directly to very rich Jews for this loot: Governors Christie, Walker and Kasich woo billionaire Sheldon Adelson at Vegas event.
Adelson makes a lot of money off of Chinese gamblers overseas. He also wants to loot the public purse by bribing Presidents and Congress to drive us deep into debt for Israel. Christie and AIPAC are discussing how the GOP should “stop killing each other.” And get down to the business of killing people all over the planet.
And to stop killing each other is…to stop Rand Paul, of course. The Jewish rich are worried about angry right wing Tea Party people who want to stop government red ink. Lucky for the rich, the Tea Party doesn’t want to pay taxes, either, so that scam can roll onwards which is why all Republican ‘conservatives’ since Eisenhower run up huge government red ink debts.
Adelson spent nearly $100 million last election trying to control DC. And he got control which is why everything is a mess, social services were cut and wild military braying rose to a roar as DC corrupt politicians dutifully demanded more wars with Muslims or backed violent military incursions and coups against anyone Israel and Saudi Arabia targeted.
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