Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The political dialogue of The West is always anti-Russia. It is never about peace when Russia is involved.

Israel would be really stupid to start a war with Russia.

Israel's defence minister signals that its military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria. (click here)

Let's just take the position that Russia is not interested in the escalation of war. Let's just say Russia wants to be the peace broker for Syria. Let's just say no one else, besides Secretary Kerry and President Obama are interested in brokering peace. Let's just do that. Does it change the perspective and why Neocons like McCain side with the aggressions of Israel.

Now, let take it one more step further. There is a 'greed initiative' and a 'peace initiative.' Which do you want? Let's look at the peace initiative first. Did I make it clear there is a CHOICE there. There is a choice. It is a choice between the greed or the peace.

The USA has allies. One is the UK. The other is Israel. Israel knows the USA stands shoulder to shoulder with them. The question is will the peace initiative by Secretary Kerry, President Obama and Russia ever have a chance. Right now, Israel, the UK and McCain are leveraging against the peace initiative. They don't want it. They want war. War makes all the USA allies feel safe. The USA and it's allies ACCEPTS the idea that when they enter into these wars there will be terror attacks within their countries. War kills soldiers and civilians. Just that simple. They have to accept that paradigm because that is the truth. They may live in denial of it and denial of it to the public, but, that is the truth. 

This paradigm of war brings domestic terrorist attacks with it so there are two fronts to these wars, the foreign front and the domestic front. President Obama accepts the fact the more the USA escalates war abroad there will be more war to wage. There will be more war to wage abroad and domestically.

Fact. The question is does the peace initiative have any clout in the world. It would not seem to be when it comes to USA allies. Therefore, the question arises does the USA allow allies to put it into nuclear war because they feel better at war than when at peace.

There is a fine line here the Neocons, including Cameron in the UK and the authorities in Israel are about to cross. The USA is not interested in crossing into a war with Russia that would be initially conventional and ultimately nuclear. The USA wants this aggressive stance to end. The USA believes that peace with Russia leading Syria is possible. The entire idea that peace is not a thought by Israel and the UK is hideous. Completely hideous, but, they don't care. 

Now, the real question when it comes to the USA is how do we lead with the UK and Israel entering into a dangerous paradigm with Russia. Make no doubt about it, when Russia convoys or shipments are destroyed by Israel, Russia will not simply be frustrated. There are already talks proceeding in earnest by the USA to end this mess in Syria. There is a lot more on the line than the UK and Israel. There is at the very least Turkey and Jordan, not to mention the Arab nations such as Saudi Arabia. 

I think when it comes to the tough stance of Israel is it more about Iran than Syria. If Israel enters a war with Syria there are excuses there to "Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran."

Israel also sees an aggression against Hezbollah. If Israel could end the existence with Hezbollah and Hamas it would. That is not realistic by a country that manifested to secure a safe homeland for the Hebrews. Israel needs to reflect on what they are about to do. Just because Russia is holding the Olympics does not mean they are going to be walked on by the UK and Israel. Quite the contrary. Russia is dealing in earnest toward peace and the UK and Israel will take on the identity of the bad guys in the face of peace. 

Russia is left with how do you stop the bozos in the UK and Israel from being this stupid. So, Russia has the methods, the will and the CAPABILITIES to at the very least EMBARRASS the UK and Israel and at the very most front a complete military opposition. Fact. Russia is not a minor Middle East player. Russia has spent the past decade, the Bush decade, building relationships in the Middle East including with Israel. In many ways, Russia is tired of the The West rolling out The Evil Empire identity every time they get that 'I am scared skinny we are going to die if we don't go to war now.'

So, the facts are now obvious. The USA and Russia are in earnest negotiations to bring a peace to Syria which is welcome by the nations of the Middle East, including USA allies Turkey and Jordan. Israel and the UK have a long way to go to justify their knee jerk reaction to this by sending more arms into Syria. Israel and the UK are in complete contradiction to peace. 


How about a shrinking USA Military Industrial Complex. Does that sound like 'a reason?' I think it does, hence, the greed initiative. I don't have to explain the obvious nature of this trip by McCain. An American hero goes to Syria and appears to know more about the circumstances there than anyone on Earth. NOT.

The greed initiative is viewed as a vital component of nations like the UK and Israel. They purchase munitions from the USA and if the USA Industrial Complex shrinks, they are scared they won't have state of the art national defense. 

US Defense Companies Go On Overseas Offensive (click here)

May 15, 2013 
by Jane Wells

...Raytheon: "International continues to be a key differentiator for the company. In Q1, our international business represented 26 percent of our total sales."

Lockheed Martin: "We are on a path to grow international sales from approximately 17 percent of total revenues last year to at least 20 percent in the next few years."

Alliant Techsystems: "We have opened international offices with what I call 'feet on the street.'"...

The Greed Initiative is real, palpable and plays well to the culture of fear in The West. However, it is complete mind speak and nothing more. There is no real reason for the greed initiative by entering into war. It can exist in peace time as well as war. However, it is more important in federal spending when a war is being conducted that The West, especially 'in the neighborhood' of the Middle East and the EU likes to be on the offensive and not the defensive. It sells better politically.

Israel just signed an extensive military agreement with the USA to purchase its technology. Ten years I believe. No reason not to. Israel has a right to its own defense and the USA is happy to be that partner. 

The UK is always a compromised partner to the USA. NATO is a vital component to the EU. It is why President Obama has encouraged a more autonomous stance for Europe. But, nations like the UK don't have enough troops to support a real war, the USA has lots of people to send to war in comparison to its allies. Given that, there is a 'war dependency' by the nations of Europe. They simply can't mount a convention war by themselves. It leaves Europe with drastic national defenses and we can't allow that. But, we also can't allow the UK to make bad choices when so much is on the line.

The USA is standing down from a war lasting a decade in Iraq. Iraq is currently in civil war. The Iraq civil war is different than that of Syria. Iraq is splitting up. Syria is changing its government and the rebels current best option is a shared government through a peace initiative. A peace agreement would bring about humanitarian aid, safety to the citizens of Syria, a return of refugees and a future of shared hope. It would stabilize the region rather than further destabilization.

The UK and Israel need to come to terms with their national security while peace initiatives are proceeding. The UK and Israel have an obligation to allow these attempts by the USA to end war, save lives and stabilize a region in chronic political changes. They have an obligation to Russia as well where treaties demand it. 

All this war rant, to me, is more about politics than actual war. There is also nothing saying the Syria rebels are safe and their people safe. So there is a argument to arm them in DEFENSE of themselves while such peace initiatives go forward. But, there should not be overwhelming arms that will escalate war. 

Why would Russia send in anti-aircraft missiles? I think that is obvious. "No Fly Zone" - Saddam Hussein - It is important for Assad to go forward to peace talks. Posturing.

Now, the question is will peace be given a chance at all. It should. It is the answer for the region as well as the people of Syria. But, will the Neocons, both domestic and international, view this plan by President Obama as a good plan. Hell, no.

Mr. Zimmerman's Defense Team doesn't seem to believe there are character issues in regard to releasing these photos? Really?

This deserves no one's attention. This is a prime example of victimizing the victim. Mr. Martin is not even hear to answer any critics.

Twenty-five photos (click here) of Trayvon Martin, or from the Trayvon Martin phone, released by George Zimmerman's defense team, which are intended to show his state of mind the night of the incident.

Mr. Martin's state of mind is not the issue. He was armed with Skittles and Arizona Iced Tea. There is no reason for the defense team, if that is what one calls them, to release these photos. It proves nothing, except, a young man growing up in the USA on his way to living with Dad.

I sincerely believe these photos are a low blow and will hurt the image of Mr. Zimmerman. Maybe they were necessary for his financial donors. Somehow, this is suppose to justify gun violence. How?

One sincerely has to believe a black man is completely untrustworthy to be on the streets of the USA to find this validating in some way of some kind of 'cause.' 

One of the largest local economies in the country. The New Jersey Boardwalk.

The American people may have provided the funding, but, the people of New Jersey had the heart.

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie cuts the second ribbon of the morning, this one more than 5-miles long and new a Guiness Book world record during an appearance on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk. (Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger)
By Brent Johnson/The Star-Ledger 
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on May 28, 2013 at 7:00 AM, updated May 28, 2013 at 8:07 AM

...A post-Hurricane Sandy (click here) tour of the New Jersey coast line on Tuesday, gives the president a chance for a three-point play that can move him ahead of the recent controversies that have dogged the White House. With New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie at Obama’s side, effective government, bipartisanship and economic opportunity will be the unmistakable message in the face of the coastal recovery....

the Museum of Modern Art is proudly sponsoring an exhibit of recent Chinese history.

Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York is screening documentary films recording changes in China. Kelly Chung Dawson / China Daily

Updated: 2013-05-24 15:20

By Kelly Chung Dawson in New York (China Daily)

An urge to record (click here) the phenomenon of China's transformation over the past two decades has propelled what has come to be known as the New Chinese Documentary Film Movement.
Pioneers such as Duan Jinchuan, Zhang Yuan and Wu Wenguang have pushed a hugely influential "reality aesthetic", taking advantage of developing technologies that allow regular citizens to tell the stories they believe are important.
Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions, which runs at New York's Museum of Modern Art until June 1, showcases 28 films that comprise a selection of the movement's most important works.
Kevin B. Lee, vice-president of programming and education for dGenerate Films, is co-curator of the exhibition with Sally Berger, assistant curator in the department of film at MoMA.

It is the largest program of independent Chinese films to be staged outside of China, according to MoMA....

Michael is looking good. He has a twitter account where his friends go for a walk with him. An online friend inspired him when stated, the folks in power that can't get along need to go for a walk, so Michael Moore decided to try it and he liked it. He has inspired many on Twitter to join him.

This new independent theater is a sigh of relief to a global community of filmmakers. It should to be a home to some of the most insightful filmmakers in the world.

Filmmaking inherently carries with it democracy. Knowledge moves nations forward and independent documentarians carry a large responsibility for consolidating understanding about a person's world. I congratulate NYC for this wonderful contribution to democracy. But, in reflection where else would it begin? I would encourage Europe to carry forward with their own version as should Australia and other democratic nations.

Independent filmmakers now have a permanent home in NYC (click here)

Documentarians Michael Moore (l.), Jon Alpert (c.) and Morgan Spurlock break ground Tuesday for a new cinema on Lafayette St. in an 1896 firehouse. Moore, a longtime gun control advocate, and Spurlock reviled Congress for rejecting expanded gun background checks.

By Joanna Molloy 
May 7, 2013

Michael Moore isn't known for his high praise of politicians, but, when asked Tuesday about Mayor Bloomber's gun control crusade, the filmmaker gave him a shout out.

"It's wonderful!" and exultant Moore said to the Daily News at the groundbreaking of the nation's first documentary-only cinema, which will be built in Downtown Community Television Center's 1`896 firehouse on Lafayette St. "Bloomber is a huge threat to those guys in Washington. He's on a tear, and I don't think we've sen one-tenth of his wrath...

Ready for this one? The USA is NOT for sale.

Stop local government from selling to foreign entities. DON'T DO IT.

Remember, so called independent business men do not exist in China. Sure, they are wealthy, but they don't own property in China. They own 'good will' toward the Chinese government. 

If China wants to buy USA Real Estate they can buy out all the big banks of their consolidated holdings.

Credit unions and small regional banks working with Fannie and Freddie are awesome.

Updated: 2013-05-28 10:52

By Joseph Boris in Washington (China Daily)

China's official overseer of foreign-currency reserves (click here) is considering real estate and other investments in the United States, according to American news reports.
Bloomberg News on Monday cited two people with direct knowledge of the situation as saying that the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, or SAFE, began studying the possibility of investing in US real estate after noting signs of a recovery in the country's property market.
China may acquire real estate, invest in real estate funds or buy stakes in property companies, according to Bloomberg's sources, who requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly about the matter. The safety of the investments will be SAFE's top priority, the sources said.
Last week, the Wall Street Journal, citing people with knowledge of the matter, reported that SAFE had opened a New York office from which it plans to invest in US assets including real estate and private equity. According to the Journal, the recently established operation on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue is meant as a launch pad for so-called alternative investments and complements a separate SAFE office in New York that for years has focused on buying US government debt, along with corporate bonds and asset-backed securities....

The global currency crisis is a very good reason for China to consolidate it's internal and international currencies into one commodity. Consolidating it's currencies into one commodity will eliminate any internal corruption that China currently can't control. All those with internal currency will have to go to exchanges to get the new money. It will give a full accounting to the Chinese government and more control over corruption.

Updated: 2013-05-28 11:18


BEIJING - China's shadow banking (click here) will not shake the country's financial stability within the next 12 to 18 months, though its rapid growth poses key risks to the Chinese banking system, analysts at Moody's said on Monday.
"I don't think shadow banking poses an immediate systemic risk to Chinese banking," said Hu Bin, senior financial analyst at Moody's. "What concerns us is its strong growth momentum."
Moody's estimated broad shadow banking grew 67 percent over the past two years to 29 trillion yuan by the end of 2012, as credit conditions in the formal banking sector became tighter while banks sought to circumvent regulations on deposit and loan pricing as well as capital requirements...

People that have engaged in illegal and corrupt Chinese enterprises will lose their money. Just that simple. We don't want it. The Chinese don't want it. Local economies in the USA need to be very skeptical of those bringing promises and thrill rides to their economies. The local economies will be left holding the bag on collapsed enterprises because they were illegal and/or corrupt to begin with.

Updated: 2013-05-25 10:20

By Cai Xiao (China Daily)

China's securities watchdog (click here) announced on Friday that a memorandum of understanding has been signed with the United States on the sharing of audit details on Chinese companies listed in the US, in a move aimed at cracking down on illegal listing and trading activities.
China Securities Regulatory Commission said the MOU was signed by the commission, Ministry of Finance and the US audit regulator, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
The Chinese will offer audit details of Chinese companies listed on US markets to their US counterparts, based on Chinese law and regulations, said a CSRC spokesman.
The China affiliates of five accounting firms - Deloitte, KPMG, Pricewaterhouse-Coopers, and Ernst & Young - were charged by US market regulators in December with violating securities laws for refusing to provide audit data related to investigations into some China-based, but US-listed companies.
But some of the firms said that despite assisting with the probes they were caught in legal differences between the world's two largest economies and that turning over the papers would put them in violation of Chinese laws....

I thought China already won the war.

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping (click here) met with the mayor of Los Angeles on Tuesday in Beijing, and the two sides agreed to strengthen local-level exchanges and people-to-people contact.
During the meeting with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Xi said the two sides need to work from the top level as well as from grassroots level and up to push forward the development of China-US relations. He said the roots of China-US relations are deep in the local, non-governmental and grassroots sectors....

Local economies. Definitely. Hank Paulson spent more time in China than he did in DC, until the collapse actually looked important. Two years, actually three, is when September 2008 started. It didn't start with currency though. This time it's different. 

Updated: 2013-05-28 10:52

By HE WEI in Shanghai (China Daily)

A parallel trade agenda between (click here) China and the United States is essential for the expansion of global trade liberalization, according to the former World Bank president Robert Zoellick.
Speaking to China Daily in Shanghai, Zoellick said it is important for the world's largest two economies to push ahead with service sector reforms via the World Trade Organization, even if the US expands its involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, a free trade pact effective within an exclusive bloc of nations.
The creation of the TPP has been controversial because negotiations surrounding its expansion have largely been taking place in secret.
Originally launched in March 2010 by Singapore, New Zealand, Chile and Brunei, its newer members are Australia, Peru, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mexico, Canada, Japan, and the US....

Updated: 2013-05-28 16:51


SYDNEY - Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (click here) on Tuesday refuted claims about cyber attacks by Chinese hackers, calling them "inaccurate".
An Australian investigative television program this week reported that one such attack had resulted in Chinese hackers gaining access to top secret and detailed blueprints of spy agency ASIO's new headquarters in Canberra.
"As the attorney-general has stated - neither he nor the director-general of ASIO intend to comment further on these inaccurate reports," Gillard told the parliament.
She did not elaborate on what elements of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Four Corners reports were incorrect....

LOL, what did I tell you?

Local economies. Did I tell you or did I tell you. And. It was free. Yes!

Here are a few OBVIOUS predictions.

- Hold on to your hats, Wall Street is going for a ride.

- You know those credit unions and small banks people ran to after 2008? Right? Good idea. Where do they seek to invest their balance sheets? Fannie and Freddie? Oh.

- Drones? They are dependent on computers. Hello? It is another F35 investment. I am confident the hard cores at the USA military stated, "Someday you'll be sorry you put the internet out there for the public."

Any nation on the planet has one way to secure their military and this OFFLINE prowess. The drones are out of here.

Here is the real news. Goldman Sachs is running, not walking away from any venture capitalism enterprise.

Goldman Sachs is running scared. They don't have anyone in the USA Treasury to return to a bended knee again. They are dumping investments dependent on a stable global currency and running home to Momma with rock solid stocks like William Sonoma.

That is the real news. They are doing this across the board. They either didn't see this coming, which I think is the case. I think Goldman Sachs runs on steam and always has. OR. They were hoping against hope when the currencies crashed Post-Quantitative Easing, no one would notice. Either way here we go again! Where did the bailout money go? 


Oh, by the way, this isn't making headlines.

Goldman Sachs is returning to oil stocks and oil servicing stocks. Really? That is what I call real confidence. NOT. Oil futures are falling in case anyone at Goldman Sachs didn't pay attention.

Reuters : Mon May 27 2013
Goldman Sachs downgrades State Bank of India (SBI) (click here) to "sell" from "neutral" and cut its target price to 1,900 rupees from 2,420, citing concerns over the lender's stress levels and the company's desire to grow its loanbook.

* Goldman says SBI could post a "tough" year in fiscal 2014 given expectations the lender will continue to face margin pressure over its "aggressive" lending strategy.

* Goldman further expects stress loan formation to remain elevated, especially if the economy weakens, while it sees SBI's operating expenses increasing due to provisions for pensions.

* Last week, SBI posted its first quarterly net profit drop in two years.

* SBI's shares were up 0.4 percent as of 0739 GMT.

Posted by Karim Khaledi
May 28, 2013
Williams Sonoma (NYSE: WSM)‘s (click here) stock had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Goldman Sachs in a research note issued to investors on Friday, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports.
A number of other firms have also recently commented on WSM. Analysts at RBC Capital raised their target on shares of Williams Sonoma from $47.00 to $54.00 in a research note to investors on Friday. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Wedbush raised their price target on shares of Williams Sonoma from $47.00 to $50.00 in a research note to investors on Monday, May 20th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Barclays Capital reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Williams Sonoma in a research note to investors on Friday, May 17th. They now have a $49.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $45.00.... 

Why am I not surprised the Chinese have hacked US stupidly expensive weapons systems? Why is that?

WASHINGTON | Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:53pm EDT

...The U.S. military (click here) is in the process of making tough decisions due to mandatory budget cuts from sequestration which went into effect March 1 and could lop off $46 billion of Pentagon spending this fiscal year.

Earlier this year, Pentagon budgeteers crunched the numbers on Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 in an exercise that spoke volumes about the troubles facing the world's most expensive weapons system and the Navy's uncertain commitment to it.

Postponing orders for about 40 of the 260 Navy models of the plane, which will take off from and land on aircraft carriers, would save money in the short-term, according to several defense officials familiar with the analysis, which has not been made public....

Could it be because the damn thing don't fly. Not only that but the engines can't stay intact. Hackers had nothing to do with that. Trillions of dollars down the drain. TRILLIONS that could have reduced our national debt. You want to know something, I think the virus the USA planted in Iran's nuclear system has something to do with this. Ya think? I'll go so far as to say it wasn't the Chinese but a bug from our own computer systems after it made the rounds of internet in Iran.

By Ellen NakashimaPublished: May 27

Designs for many of the nation’s most sensitive (click here) advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon and to officials from government and the defense industry.
Among more than two dozen major weapons systems whose designs were breached were programs critical to U.S. missile defenses and combat aircraft and ships, according to a previously undisclosed section of a confidential report prepared for Pentagon leaders by the Defense Science Board....