Wednesday, January 21, 2015

US Senator Tester of Montana can task US FIsh and Wildlife and "The Prince William Sound Oil Spill Recovery."

Get the lousy oil out of the Yellowstone River NOW! US Fish and Wildlife has to do an assessment and it needs to be cleaned up before it thaws in the Spring.

January 21, 2015
By Matthew Brown

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A second large oil spill (click here) into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network.
Investigators and company officials on Wednesday were trying to determine the cause of the 40,000-gallon spill that contaminated downstream water supplies in the city of Glendive.
Sen. Jon Tester said Saturday's spill from the decades-old Poplar Pipeline was avoidable, but "we just didn't have the folks on the ground" to prevent it....

Senator Tester can task the "The Prince William Sound Oil Spill Recovery Institute to mentor and/or conduct the removal of the oil within icey waters.

"Advancing Oil Spill Response in Ice Covered Waters" (click here)

Senator Tester can be a real hero and act to save the land and water from complete disaster. 

Vladimir, all you had to do was ask for an invitation. Take example of Prime Minister Netanyahu.

A Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov at the port in Havana, January 20, 2015. (Reuters / Stringer)

It is starting to feel like old home week. You shouldn't have burned the gas.

January 21, 2015

The Russian Navy’s (click here) intelligence collection ship, the Viktor Leonov, has docked in Havana just a day before the arrival of an American delegation. The Russian warship is moored in open view of a pier usually used for cruise ships.
The ship’s visit, unannounced by the Cuban authorities, comes as the US and Cuba are attempting to restore diplomatic ties broken in 1961.
The Americans will conduct the first official negotiations with the Cuban leadership in more than half a century.
The Viktor Leonov is part of Russia’s Northern Fleet and is fitted with a wide range of intelligence equipment, a crew of 220 and high-tech electronics....

Bienvenido, bienvenida. El comercio es bueno, ¿no? Muchos en los EE.UU. han esperado este día . Va a ser divertido! 
Cuba tiene una gran hospitalidad y con agregado ingreso económico será el 

anfitrión del Caribe. Está todo bien , hombre.
Pense que con tantos fumando porros en los EE.UU. no habría interés en cigarros 
cubanos . ¿Qué sé yo ? 
Chevys siguen siendo grandes en Cuba . Derecho ? Eso es una buena cosa.
Cultural Exchange. We are looking forward to it. 
Every time there is a new Congress in the USA, Netanyahu is here making a speech. 

In this May 24, 2011 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio to make a statement on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo by AP
It is politics both for the Republicans and Netanyahu. What national leader can simply dial up the US House Speaker asking for time with a joint session of Congress. Really? There has been no progress on the Israel and Palestine status, but, why should that stop anything?

June 21, 2015
By Barak Ravid

Such invitations (click here) are usually made leader to leader,' spokesman says, referring to Speaker Boehner's invitation, issued two months before the Israeli election is to take place...

With all the tensions and problems facing the Middle East where is the Prime Minister? You know, I don't hear how Israel is burdened with the Palestinian state. If a Prime Minister can come to the USA while settlements continue to oust Palestinians from their land either physically or financially, things simply can't be that bad.

HEBRON,January 21, 2015 (WAFA) – In an unprecedented move, (click here) the municipality of the illegal Israeli settlement Kiryat Arba near Hebron has asked a Palestinian resident nearby to pay a property tax of 88,200 Israeli shekel (about $22,400) to the Israeli municipality.
Youth against Settlement, a local initiative against illegal settlement activities, said Abdul-Karim al-Jabari, a Palestinian resident of Hebron, was shocked when a staff from the Israeli municipality of Kiryat Arba handed him a notice asking him to pay the aforementioned payment to the Israeli municipality.
Al-Jabari, whose land is partially occupied by illegal settlers, said that his land is not located within the municipal boundary of the illegal settlement Kiryat Arba, stressing that the decision aims at forcing him and his family to leave his land.
Israeli settlements in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights, are all declared illegal by International Law and United Nations Charters....
Israel has the longest running "Occupy Palestine" in history.

I swear, the American legislators are twits.

The War is Over! The USA is bound by the Geneva Conventions. It has no right to hold prisoners of war once there is an end to the battle.

On the same day that President Obama (click here) reiterated his call to close Guantanamo Bay, a detainee has published a first-of-its-kind account of his time in the prison....

Rep. Jackie Walorski can stamp her feet about Gitmo all she wants, but, the end of the war means the USA has to handle the release of POWs within the Geneva Conventions.

You can call them detainees if you want, but, the fact of the matter is the people at Gitmo are POWs. They were taken during war.

So, I suggest Rep. Walorski and Senator Ayotte find a way to carry out their priorities within the Geneva Convention or get of the way. The facts are clear in a recent Senate investigation, there is torture occurring with prisoners. This book is a diary of a detainee and it validates the same facts found in the Senate investigation. This book was written long before the Senate compiled and released it's findings,

The war is over. It is time to end the torture as well.

There is a reason why Iran and Russia are building a relationship.

Iran has been an observer in the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization). It may be Iran is looking to more into the organization as a member.

Members (click here)




The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an intergovernmental international organization founded in Shanghai on 15 June 2001 by six countries: China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Its member states cover an area of over 30 million km2, or about three fifths of Eurasia, with a population of 1.455 billion, about a quarter of the world's total. Its working languages are Chinese and Russian....

Prime Minister Lavrov states Iran is annoyed about the freezing of some assets by the EU. Iran is stating it is seeking relief in an agricultural sector in their economy. I doubt the EU is holding finances that effect Iranian agriculture.

Russia is pivotal to many of the conferences between The West and nations such as North Korea and Iran. China is one of the most profound partners in conferences with North Korea.

President Putin will be meeting with the officials in Hungary. 

Prime Minister Lavrov states there is no place for terror and will not be tolerated. He refers to the United Nations as a policy that is respected. I believe some of the struggles of special interests in Russia are impacted by their need to protect from terror attacks. If groups such as the gay community wants to achieve recognition they should affiliate with a political party to provide a sense of legitimacy. I believe legitimacy as opposed to violence will win recognition in Russian society which will drive the political affiliations they need to make. 

Russia has a significant history with violence. It too has lost children to violence. The method Russia subscribes to is control of any uprising. Those that seek to demonstrate have to conduct peaceful demonstrations to be recognized. Russia is very conscience of the impact of 'difference' as a method to empower decent and danger to citizens. 

Prime Minister Lavrov did express sorrow in regard to the deaths in Paris. He stated it doesn't matter the country such violence would not be tolerated. 

Russia has always believed in stable states. It supports governments seeking to maintain control of their populations. That is in opposition to the position The West seeks in relationships with other countries. The West demands freedom of expression as a means to civility. In normal populations that appreciate freedom as a quality of life there is inherent danger that allows terror groups to be nurtured by violent extremists. Russia is the polar opposite and views lack of control as a threat to sovereignty. 

Russia is one of the BRIC countries. It is a standard understanding that BRIC countries are burgeoning in expertise and open development of it's people. The problem Russia has yet to breach is the idea openness is an aspect of economic development. So, when it comes to what the differences are at the border of Ukraine and Russia; there are canyons of differences. The Ukraine government realizes the need for open economic markets and to those attached to Russia; they are unwilling to see the benefit. 

Russia has a lot of work to do to bring about stability of it's own border with Ukraine including reining in the violence of those called rebels. The rebels are viewed by Russian society as being correct, while there is nothing desirable of their values by Ukraine government. If the rebels are legitimate in their values, then they need to see Ukraine is as well. If the idea is stability, then Russia needs to get on with it as Russia was the signator to the agreement with Ukraine, not the rebels.