Evo Morales tritt in Bolivien nach Ankündigung von Neuwahlen zurück

OAS hatte zuvor nach vorläufigem Bericht Neuwahlen empfohlen. Gewalttätige Angriffe auf staatliche Medien und Angehörige der Regierung

Quelle: Evo Morales tritt in Bolivien nach Ankündigung von Neuwahlen zurück

The Germans to the front – Verteidigungsministerin fordert Entsendung von Soldaten nach Ost- und Südostasien für Machtdemonstration gegenüber China (german-foreign-policy.com)

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(Eigener Bericht) – Die deutsche Verteidigungsministerin fordert die Entsendung deutscher Soldaten nach Ost- und Südostasien zu einer Machtdemonstration gegen die Volksrepublik China. „Unsere Partner im Indo-Pazifischen Raum“ fühlten sich von Beijing „zunehmend bedrängt“, behauptete Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in ihrer gestrigen Grundsatzrede an der Münchener Bundeswehr-Universität; es sei daher „an der Zeit“, „mit unseren Verbündeten Präsenz in der Region“ zu zeigen. Die USA, Großbritannien und Frankreich demonstrieren seit geraumer Zeit im Südchinesischen Meer per Kanonenbootpolitik ihre militärische Macht. Darüber hinaus sprach sich die Ministerin generell für eine Ausweitung der deutschen Militäreinsätze aus; außerdem müssten ein Nationaler Sicherheitsrat geschaffen sowie der Wehrhaushalt deutlich aufgestockt werden. Laut Kramp-Karrenbauer wird die Bundesregierung die deutsche EU-Ratpräsidentschaft in den Dienst der Militarisierung stellen und ein „E3-Format“ etablieren, das es ermöglicht, eine deutsch-französisch-britische Führung über die EU-Militärpolitik zu etablieren.

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Michael KRIEGER Our Currency, Your Problem

04.11.2019

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Our Currency, Your Problem

„Unsere Währung, dein Problem!“

Verfasst von Michael Krieger über den Liberty Blitzkrieg Blog

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https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/our-currency-your-problem

“Major movers” such as China, Russia and the European Union have a strong “motivation to de-dollarize,” said Korin, co-director at the energy and security think tank, on Wednesday. “We don’t know what’s going to come next, but what we do know is that the current situation is unsustainable.“ –  Anne Korin, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security. Irrespective…

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Full text: Our Currency, Your Problem! | Zero Hedge 20191104

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Rebuilding Syria – Without Syria’s Oil – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Rebuilding Syria – Without Syria’s Oil – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization
— Weiterlesen www.globalresearch.ca/rebuilding-syria-without-syria-oil/5693690

The Adana Security Agreement 1998

 

In light of the messages conveyed on behalf of Syria by the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E.Mr. Hosni Mubarak and by the Iranian Foreign Minister H.E.Mr. Kamal Kharrazi on behalf of the Iranian President H.E.Mr. Seyid Mohammed Khatemi and by the Foreign Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt H.E. Mr. Amr Moussa, the Turkish and Syrian delegations whose names are in the attached list (annex 1) have met in Adana on 19 and 20 October 1998 to discuss the issue of cooperation in (…)

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Revisiting the win-win-win-win outcome in Syria – The Saker

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Revisiting the win-win-win-win outcome in Syria

[this analysis was written for the Unz Review]

In his recent article “The Road to Damascus: How the Syria War Was Won” Pepe Escobar summarized the outcome of the war in Syria in the following way:

It’s a quadruple win. The U.S. performs a face saving withdrawal, which Trump can sell as avoiding a conflict with NATO ally Turkey. Turkey has the guarantee – by the Russians – that the Syrian Army will be in control of the Turkish-Syrian border. Russia prevents a war escalation and keeps the Russia-Iran-Turkey peace process alive. And Syria will eventually regain control of the entire northeast.”

This otherwise excellent summary overlooks two out of three members of the “Axis of Kindness”, including Israel and the KSA.  Of course, later in his analysis Pepe does address these actors, and also includes Kuwait. Furthermore, a thorough discussion of what took place would have to also include China, Hezbollah, Yemen and the EU (well, the ones that matter, the UK and France.  The rest are just voiceless colonies of the USA).

Most of the analyses of what just took place focused on the “what”.  I will try to look into the “why” and the “how” of what just happened in Syria.  Still,  I don’t propose to make such a detailed analysis, but I do want to re-classify the actors in a somewhat different way: by their relative strength.

Actor Theoretical Strength
The “Axis of Kindness”:United States+CENTCOM+NATO+Israel+KSA by far the most powerful actor almost by any measure: a bigger military force then all the other actors combined (at least when looked at regionally), huge economic power (the dollar is still THE #1 currency on the planet), total control of the region (via CENTCOM) and quasi unconditional support from Europe (via NATO).  Finally, Israel does pack a powerful military punch.  This actor has only ONE weakness, but more about that later.
Iran+Hezbollah+Houthi+Shia forces in Iraq in regional terms, Iran is the local superpower which can even successfully defy the Axis of Kindness forces (and has done so since the Islamic Revolution of 1979).
Russia+Syria I placed Russia and Syria in the same group and I could have added Iran, but since I believe that Russia objectively has more power over the Syrian government than Iran, I think that it is important to put Russia and Syria together simply because Damascus cannot say “no” to Moscow, but could do so, at least in theory, to Tehran.  Finally, Russia and Iran agree on the main issues, but have different visions for the future of the Middle-East.  Thus this is another reason to look at them separately, even if not necessarily in opposition to each other.  In military terms, Russia is very strong, then very vulnerable, then very strong again, it all depends on your level of analysis (see below)
Turkey+pro-Turkish factions in Syria That one is a difficult one to classify.  On one hand, Turkey does not have any regional allies (the Ottoman Empire left only hatred and deep resentment in its former colonies).  For a while, the pro-Turkish factions, which were liberally showered with weapons, money, training, logistical support, etc, by the US and the KSA, but eventually these factions grew weaker and weaker until they reached a state of advanced impotence leaving Turkey pretty much alone (we will also look into that below).
The Kurds For a while, they sure looked potentially powerful: not only did the Kurds have a pretty big military power (albeit mostly one restricted to infantry), they had the support of Axis of Kindness and, especially, Israel which saw any form of Independent Kurdistan as a great tool to weaken and even threaten Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria.  Furthermore, the Kurds happened to control a lot of oil rich regions and they could always retreat in the mountainous areas if needed.
The Takfiris (i.e. the many and constantly name-changing franchises of what used to be called “al-Qaeda”). In reality, the Takfiris really ought to be classified together with the Axis of Kindness since they have been the foot-soldiers/cannon-fodder for the AngloZionist since the 1980s (from Afghanistan then to modern day Syria).  Nonetheless, we will consider them as distinct from the rest of the Axis of Kindness forces.

Of course, and just like any other taxonomy, this one is necessarily somewhat subjective and others might use different criteria or categories.  Now let’s look at what I believe is the key to the control of the entire region: the ability to place “boots on the ground” or the lack of such an ability: (…)

Source: http://thesaker.is/revisiting-the-win-win-win-win-outcome-in-syria/?fbclid=IwAR3FrI33yyB0PDDMmwuuX7GI82o42aT2_zptfyZUj3WdExOqOYpxh7JsP90

 

 

The Russian-Turkish Deal on Syria: Who Won and Who Lost? – Global Research

Andrew KORYBKO 23.10.2019

Presidents Putin and Erdogan reached a deal on Syria that represents a decisive victory for Turkey while being a drastic climbdown for Damascus after President Assad vowed earlier that day that the Syrian Arab Army was “prepared to support any group carrying out popular resistance against the Turkish aggression” only to later “fully support” the […]

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