What if Japan became a Military Power Again?


Imperial Japan Re-Armed

John R. Houk

© December 27, 2013

 

Japan embarked on military campaigns in the 1930s to become an Asian political hegemon and to obtain the natural resources to maintain hegemony. The beginning of the end for Japan’s hegemonic agenda occurred when the Japanese Imperial Military attacked the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor Hawaii with the design to cripple the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. Military aggression was bad enough; however even worse things than aggression took place against innocent civilians and Prisoner of War (POW) personnel. Civilians of China, Korea, Philippines and other Asian peoples were rampaged, put into slave labor, raped, murdered, tortured and a lot of Korean gals were drafted to be pleasure girl prostitutes for the Japanese Imperial Military personnel. The American, British and the Asian nations lucky enough to have any kind of military were also tortured and brutalized as POWs.

 

Because of European Theatre of WWII and the NAZI implemented Holocaust, most Americans are cognizant of the atrocities particularly against the Jews and other groups of people that were considered genetically inferior to the NAZI super race. The Nuremberg War Crimes trials of NAZIS is prominent on documentary channels such as the History Channel and in American entertainment motion pictures. BUT did you know the Japanese treatment of conquered people may have been more brutal in its nature of execution than the Holocaust. Perhaps not as many people died as in the Holocaust (Approximately 6 million Jews and 6 million other people by race and physical limitations).

 

Apparently the Japanese Imperial Military was better at covering their tracks than the NAZIS. Genocide expert R.J. Rummel produces the number genocide victims at the hands of the Japanese to be between 3 MILLION and 10 MILLION. You can find Rummel’s research on Japan’s acts of genocide at “STATISTICS OF DEMOCIDE: Chapter 3; Statistics Of Japanese Democide Estimates, Calculations, And Sources”. Rummel uses the word “Democide” rather genocide. He defines Democide thus:

 

Democide is the murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide and mass murder. Democide is not necessarily the elimination of entire cultural groups but rather groups within the country that the government feels need to be eradicated for political reasons and due to claimed future threats. According to Rummel, genocide has three different meanings. The ordinary meaning is murder by government of people due to their national, ethnic, racial or religious group membership. The legal meaning of genocide refers to the international treaty on genocide, the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. This also includes nonlethal acts that in the end eliminate or greatly hinder the group. Looking back on history, one can see the different variations of democides that have occurred, but it still consists of acts of killing or mass murder. A generalized meaning of genocide is similar to the ordinary meaning but also includes government killings of political opponents or otherwise intentional murder. In order to avoid confusion over which meaning is intended, Rummel created the term democide for the third meaning.[7]

 

The objectives of such a plan of democide include the disintegration of the political and social institutions of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups; the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity; and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups.[8]

 

Rummel defines democide as “the murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide, and mass murder”. For example, government-sponsored killings for political reasons would be considered democide. Democide can also include deaths arising from “intentionally or knowingly reckless and depraved disregard for life”; this brings into account many deaths arising through various neglects and abuses, such as forced mass starvation. Rummel explicitly excludes battle deaths in his definition. Capital punishment, actions taken against armed civilians during mob action or riot, and the deaths of noncombatants killed during attacks on military targets so long as the primary target is military, are not considered democide.[9]

 

You can read the entire article from Wikipedia (Democide; Wikipedia)

 

With this information in hand I have to ask you. Did you know that Japan has a National Shrine dedicated to their war dead that reaches back to 1867? The place honoring Japan’s war dead is called the Yasukuni Shrine.

 

Yasukuni Shrine … is a Shinto shrine located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It was founded by Emperor Meiji to commemorate individuals who had died in service of the Empire of Japan during the Meiji Restoration.[1] The shrine’s purpose has been expanded over the years; the deities enshrined at the Honden shrine within Yasukuni currently include more than 2,466,000 individuals who died in conflicts spanning from the Boshin War of 1867 to the end of World War II,[2] and the adjacent Chinreisha “spirit-pacifying” shrine commemorates all of the dead from all wars fought worldwide throughout history.[3]The shrine also includes a war museum, Yushukan, which honors Japan’s war dead and presents a pro-Japanese narrative of World War II.[4] (Yasukuni Shrine; Wikipedia)

 

As Americans we can understand honoring our war dead for we do that as well (we just don’t deify our war dead as the Japanese do). That is what Arlington National Cemetery is for in Virginia near Washington DC. The thing that bothers the billion or so Chinese and the Koreans (North and South) and to a certain extent the U.S. government is that Japan buried notorious war criminals at Yasukuni Shrine. The big dog himself, the Japanese Premier during WWII – Hideki Tojo.

 

Here comes the most recent controversy over the Yasukuni Shrine. Yesterday Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe went to the shrine to honor Japan’s war dead in a Shinto religious ritual. On the diplomatic front the official governments of Communist China and South Korea formerly protested vehemently that the highest representative of the Japanese government essentially honored all the Japanese war dead INCLUDING WWII war criminals. The Obama Administration joined his displeasure with the Chinese and South Koreans expressing disappointment with Prime Minister Abe’s display of honor.

 

The AEI organization posted an essay on this situation entitled, “Japan officially enters Cold War with China and Korea”. That article explains that antagonism between these nations (which included nuclear armed North Korea) has been brewing for some time.

 

Here is a snapshot to look at about a brewing new military paradigm emerging among the Asian nations of the Pacific Ocean.

 

Abe’s finance minister Taro Aso, a former prime minister, declared in 2006 that there was nothing wrong with discussing whether Japan should possess nuclear arms. A Japan Times article last month, entitled “Nuclear arms card for Japan,” noted that politicians who had advocated nuclear weapons, officially and unofficially, included former prime ministers—Nobusuke Kishi (Abe’s grandfather), Hayato Ikeda, Eisato Sato, Yasuo Fukuda and Aso.

 

During the election campaign last year, Shintaro Ishihara, who was an LDP member until last year and now leads the extreme nationalist Japan Restoration Party, declared: “It’s high time Japan made simulations of possessing nuclear arms,” saying that it would be a form of deterrent against China. He has previously insisted that Japan had to have nuclear weapons.

 

The same Japan Times article reported that the Japanese government in September 2006 compiled an internal report examining “the possibility of domestically producing nuclear weapons.” A Defence Ministry source told the newspaper that the secret document had been produced by the Foreign Ministry and had aroused serious concerns in the US State Department.

 

According to the article, the report found that it would take three to five years and 200 to 300 billion yen ($US2.2 to 3.3 billion) for Japan to manufacture nuclear weapons. A significant obstacle was the impurity of the plutonium produced in Japan’s commercial power reactors. The Rokkasho reprocessing facility, which has taken more than $US21 billion and two decades to build, would be able to provide weapons-grade plutonium. No date has been set for its start up but the Japan Atomic Energy Commission and the plant’s operator, Japan Nuclear Fuel, say it could be as early as October. However, the Nuclear Regulation Authority has indicated that safety guidelines will not be ready until December.

 

 

In March and April, Washington deliberately inflamed tensions on the Korean Peninsula, provocatively sending nuclear-capable strategic bombers to South Korea, supposedly to counter North Korean threats. The US sought to use the crisis to put pressure on China for economic and strategic concessions, including to rein in Pyongyang.

 

However, the Abe government also exploited the North Korean “threat” to deploy anti-missile systems in Japan, and establish a political climate of fear to justify military rearmament—including potentially with nuclear weapons. The US is directly responsible for creating the conditions for a nuclear arms race in Asia that would enormously heighten the danger of conflict and war. (READ ENTIRETY Is Japan Developing a Nuclear Weapons Program? By Peter Symonds; Global Research; 5/7/13)

 

And Here

 

It became clear at the 28th Annual Conference of the Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies in Seoul this past week that the DPRK’s recent escalatory rhetoric and other provocations has reinforced the concerns of some South Korean strategists about the credibility of U.S. extended deterrence guarantees in Asia.

 

As the United States becomes vulnerable to a North Korean nuclear strike, the credibility of its extended deterrence guarantees to its Asian allies is called into question. Some South Koreans, including some of the former ROK general officers at the conference, already doubt that the U.S. officials would defend them against a DPRK attack if North Korea could destroy Los Angeles in retaliation. They want to acquire their own national nuclear deterrent, whose use in response to an attack against them would be much more credible than that of a third party.

 

If more South Koreans lose faith in the U.S. willingness or capacity to defend them, or they come to fear that potential foreign aggressors doubt the credibility of U.S. assurances, then South Korea might pursue alternative security policies, including possibly seeking their own nuclear weapons. Such a move could easily prove counterproductive by harming the ROK’s relations with the United States and other countries, resulting in a net decrement to the country’s security.

 

READ THE REST (North Korean Threats Deepen Southern Nuclear Insecurities; By Richard Weitz; The Diplomat; 7/4/13)

 

And Here

 

As China rattles sabers over its newly claimed airspace in the East China Sea directly over Japanese sovereign soil, as reported by the Israeli news portal Arutz Sheva on Dec. 2, 2013, one thing that many international watchers agree would rattle China’s cage would be a militarily-allied and nuclear-armed Japan and Republic of Korea (ROK).

 

Especially a nuclear Japan and ROK independent of U.S. military control.

 

Tensions are still running high since China claimed international airspace over Japan’s Senkaku Islands, the southernmost of the 3,000 islands comprising the Japanese archipelago.

 

READ THE REST (Getting China’s attention: A nuclear-armed Japan and South Korea; Examiner.com; 12/2/13)

 

The picture here is that of a lot of Asian mistrust including the mistrust of U.S. Military capabilities to protect Japan and South Korea from an aggressive China and North Korea. AND YET due to history neither is South Korea entirely trusting with a Japan independent of the USA arming itself with nuclear weapons.

 

I see two things that could happen affecting American National Security Interests.

 

The positive: A nuclear armed Japan and South Korea means a decrease in military defense deterrence as a buffer between South Korea versus China and North Korea as well as a buffer between Japan versus China and North Korea. Lessening the commitment means lessening the U.S. budget as it pertains to the Military policing the Pacific due to our National Interests.

 

The negative: A nuclear armed Japan would flex muscles over land disputes with China and Russia and undoubted retaliate against North Korean adventurism that was not well thought out; such as the sinking of a Japanese commercial or naval vessel. Or perhaps North Korea shooting an airline pertaining to Japanese commercial or military interests. Amazingly a global war could start that has very little to do with Muslim psycho-Caliphate supporters.

 

In essence, any path the USA chooses would be a gamble, hopefully an informed and educated gamble.

 

JRH 12/27/13

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Japan officially enters Cold War with China and Korea

 

By Michael Auslin 

December 26, 2013

Originally National Review Online

American Enterprise Institute

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) is led by a Shinto priest as he visits Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo December 26, 2013.Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) is led by a Shinto priest as he visits Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo December 26, 2013. 

 

 

 

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe (pronounced “Ah-bay”) has just visited Yasukuni Shrine, Ground Zero for political controversy with China and Seoul. In doing so, he has all but acknowledged that a cold war exists between Japan and its northeast-Asian neighbors China and South Korea. It’s a shot across the bow of both countries, boldly, perhaps recklessly, announcing that Japan will no longer seek better relations on their terms. Nor does he have the support of the United States. Abe is putting Japan on a path of increasing diplomatic self-reliance, but doing so with the belief that it is the right response to continued tensions with Beijing and Seoul. That it will inflame those tensions, he is well aware.

Yasukuni Shrine is somewhat analogous to Arlington National Cemetery, being the religious site where the spirits of Japan’s war dead since 1867 are commemorated. Founded in 1869 across from the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, there are nearly 2.5 million individuals enshrined there. Among them are 14 Class A war criminals from World War II, including wartime premier Hideki Tojo. These individuals were enshrined in 1978, nearly two decades after the first Class B and C war criminals were included in the shrine. Emperor Hirohito, who reigned during the war, refused to visit the shrine after 1978 and the inclusion of Tojo and others.

There was little international controversy about the shrine until 1985, when then–prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone paid an official visit to offer prayers for the dead. The outcry forced him to abandon plans for future visits, but annual visits by popular prime minister Junichiro Koizumi between 2001 and 2006 again fanned the flames of diplomatic protest. Both Beijing and South Korea have heatedly and vehemently condemned visits to the shrine by any serving Japanese cabinet official, and especially the prime minister. While no doubt feeling true outrage over what they see as attempts to whitewash the memory of the atrocities committed by the Class A war criminals, Chinese and Korean officials have also used the shrine visits as a means of pressuring Japan and keeping it diplomatically isolated in Asia. Contemporary politics have as much to do with the furor over Yasukuni as does the historical record.

Since 2006 no serving Japanese prime minister visited Yasukuni, in part to try and stabilize relations with China and South Korea. Yesterday, a year after taking office and refraining from going to the shrine, Prime Minister Abe made an official visit. The reaction from Beijing and Seoul was swift and expected. According to the BBC, “China called the visit ‘absolutely unacceptable to the Chinese people’, and Seoul expressed ‘regret and anger’.” More surprisingly, and worryingly, the BBC reports that “the US embassy in Tokyo said in a statement it was ‘disappointed’ and that Mr. Abe’s actions would ‘exacerbate tensions’ with Japan’s neighbors.” It was a clear message that Washington doesn’t trust Abe’s judgment and may not see him as a responsible ally.

Both Beijing and Seoul will undoubtedly take comfort in the U.S. pronouncement, seeing it as a signal to pressure Tokyo and continue with their relentless attempts to isolate Japan. South Korean president Park Geun Hye has been particularly vociferous in her anti-Japanese statements, taking the opportunity during the visits of Vice President Biden and Defense Secretary Hagel to publicly chastise, if not embarrass, Japan. For those concerned over Washington’s repeated attempts to restrain Tokyo’s response to China’s provocations in the waters around the disputed Senkaku Islands, the embassy statement will seem yet another instance of the U.S. government undercutting its ally.

The real question is not what China and South Korea will do in response to Abe’s visit. The question is, rather: Why now? Abe is regularly labeled a nationalist and right-winger, by political opponents at home and anti-Japanese voices abroad, in both Asia and America. His plans to increase Japan’s defense budget and lift some of the remaining post-war restrictions on Tokyo’s ability to engage in collective self-defense, as well as undertake some controversial constitutional reforms related to civil liberties, has alarmed critics at home and abroad.

From Abe’s perspective, the trend line in northeast Asia is getting worse. He has been rebuffed for nearly a year by the South Korean president, who has met with the Chinese. Last month, China established a controversial air defense identification zone in the East China Sea that partly overlaps Japan’s own zone over the Senkaku Islands. Instead of a firm American response, Tokyo saw Vice President Biden fail to demand a repeal of the zone during his visit to Beijing. China’s military modernization and growth plan shows no sign of abating, and it is starting to develop sophisticated offensive weapons such as aircraft carriers and stealth fighters.

Thus, rather than start 2014 on the defensive, Abe seems to have decided to take the bit between his teeth. It shows he’s willing to buck his only ally, the United States, and pursue a more independent path. His visit was a message that his administration will not continue to apologize for its history, having done so numerous times in the past. It is also a signal that he will not supplicate for better relations with China and Korea at the expense of what he thinks is in Japan’s best interests. At the outer edge of interpretation, that may well mean a more muscular response to China’s interloping around the Senkaku Islands or moving ahead on strike capabilities that could target North Korea. Combining this with a push for high-level diplomatic talks with Beijing and Seoul could possibly blunt the impact of his visit, but for the foreseeable future, Japan’s relations with China and South Korea will be in a deep freeze.

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What if Japan became a Military Power Again?

John R. Houk

© December 27, 2013

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Japan officially enters Cold War with China and Korea

 

©2013 American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Tony Newbill Emails 9/5 to 9/10/13


Pipeline - Motive Intl Interest in Syrian War

These emails continue to examine a stealth motive for President Barack Hussein Obama’s desire to launch a military strike against Syria. Oil/Gas economics and Saudi desires to be a Middle East hegemon under the aegis of Radical Islam appears to be the motive. Newbill takes a brief email interlude to note that Communist China is competing with the USA for economic dominance in Latin American nations.

 

JRH 10/1/13

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Reason for a Syrian Strike

Sent: 9/5/2013 5:04 PM

 

Why Syria? This question could be because of Obama’s Alliance with Khalid Al-Mansour.

 

This is why the Natural Born Citizen Clause is so Important:

 

http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/obama-college-costs-paid-by-saudis-arabs-khalid-al-mansour-requested-arab-money-vernon-jarrett-percy-suttton-confirm-obama-bow-to-saudi-king-proves-loyalty/

 

Obama college costs paid by Saudis Arabs, Khalid Al-Mansour requested Arab money, Vernon Jarrett Percy Sutton confirm, Obama bow to Saudi King proves loyalty

 

“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense, to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells

 

“Khalid Al-Mansour was “raising money” for Obama.”

 

“Khalid Al-Mansour was trying to help Obama get into Harvard Law School.”…Percy Sutton

 

“Any statement that I make would only further the activity which is not in the interest of Barack, not in the interest of Percy, not in the interest of anyone,”…Khalid Al-Mansour

 

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”…Barack Obama

 

Thank you for paying for my college. I am at your service. – PHOTO

 

From NewsMax September 23, 2008.

 

“How exactly did Barack Obama pay for his Harvard Law School education?

 

The way the Obama campaign has answered the question was simply hard work and student loans.

 

But new questions have been raised about Obama’s student loans and Obama’s ties to a radical Muslim activist who reportedly was raising money for Obama’s Harvard studies during the years 1988 to 1991.

 

The allegations first surfaced in late March, when former Manhattan Borough president Percy Sutton told a New York cable channel that a former business partner who was “raising money” for Obama had approached him in 1988 to … (READ THE REST Obama college costs paid by Saudis Arabs, Khalid Al-Mansour requested Arab money, Vernon Jarrett Percy Suttton confirm, Obama bow to Saudi King proves loyalty; From Citizen WElls News; 9/24/12)

 

Syrian War is a Saudi Intelligence Operation

 

http://www.omegashock.com/2013/09/05/syrian-war-is-a-saudi-intelligence-operation/

 

Reason for a Syrian Strike!!!!

 

http://www.newswithviews.com/McGuire/paul184.htm

 

 

What is happening in Syria will not only affect America, Russia, Great Britain, China, Syria, Iran, and Israel. It will affect the entire world because Syria, controlling major oil assets off its coast, occupies a critical position in the global oil economy. It is possible for oil prices to go through the roof, and that would send a tsunami across the global economy. There have been reports put out by big banks like SocGen and Goldman Sachs that oil could soar to $150 a barrel if the Syrian conflict goes hot and draws in Russia and China.

 

VIDEO: Paul McGuire World War III Syria, U.S. Prophecy

 

According to an article by Steve Quayle in his, “V – The Guerrilla Economist Updates,” “The trouble for Syria began with two things. First the discovery of natural gas in the Mediterranean right off the coast of Syria, Lebanon and Israel. Read that list again, especially Lebanon and Syria. Is the picture becoming clearer? This discovery took place about a decade ago but the thing is that there already exists in the Middle East a Liquid Natural Gas Producing power house. This is the tiny nation of Qatar.”

 

Quayle continues, “Now here is where you need to put your thinking caps on. Qatar is floating in LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) it has over 77 Billion Tonnes in Reserve and that is with a moratorium in place. The problem is that Qatar would love to sell its LNG to the EU and the hot Mediterranean markets. The problem for Qatar in achieving this is their regional big brother Saudi Arabia. The Saudis have already said “NO” to an overland pipe cutting across the Land of Saud.” The Qatar / Syria region has vast reserves of natural gas. Russia has a deal with Syria that allows it to sell this Natural Gas and Oil to Europe.”

 

Russia now controls the oil coming out of Syria and being sold throughout Europe and China. However, there appears to be a battle for the control of that oil.

 

The Nabucco Agreement was signed by a handful of European nations and Turkey back in 2009. It was an agreement to run a natural gas pipeline across Turkey into Austria, bypassing Russia again with Qatar in the mix as a supplier to a feeder pipeline via the proposed Arab pipeline from Libya to Egypt to Nabucco (is the picture getting clearer?). The problem with all of this is that a Russian backed Syria stands in the way.

 

Qatar would love to sell its LNG to the EU and the hot Mediterranean markets. The problem for Qatar in achieving this is Saudi Arabia. The Saudis have already said “NO” to an overland pipe cutting across the Land of Saud. The only solution for Qatar if it wants to sell its oil is to cut a deal with … (READ THE REST AMERICA, SYRIA, AND RUSSIA: OPENING THE GATES OF HELL; By Paul McGuire; NewsWithViews.com; 9/2/13)

 

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More Thoughts on a Syrian Strike

Sent: 9/6/2013 2:02 PM

 

Here’s Obama’s press conference transcript from the G 20 today. He said this in the last page towards the end to John Karl…. 

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/running-transcript-president-obamas-press-conference-in-russia/2013/09/06/7d1a39e0-16fd-11e3-804b-d3a1a3a18f2c_story_4.html

 

“And I want to make sure I’m being clear. I’m not — I’m not drawing an analogy to World War II, other than to say when London was getting bombed, it was profoundly unpopular, both in Congress and around the country, to help the British”. [Editor: Quote is in the Newbill email]

 

Is Obama trying to scare the European Union into thinking that if the Plan General Wesley Clark talks about (in the Next Video) describing what the additional Links talk about; that is [to say] Europe will Lose its Energy resources coming out of the Middle East????

 

It would appear Obama is following through with the Plan and General Wesley Clark talks about it here in this Video:

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SXS3vW47mOE

VIDEO: The Plan — according to U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.)


And there is a purpose for this plan that has Saudi Arabian interests all over it as well as the Interests of a Banking cartel called the Federal Reserve that wants to continue to reign as the Petrol Dollar Trade Currency for OPEC Oil.

Syrian War is a Saudi Intelligence Operation

http://www.omegashock.com/2013/09/05/syrian-war-is-a-saudi-intelligence-operation/

Reason for a Syrian Strike!!!! This shows how Obama and the Banking Cartel that runs the dollar trade currency for OPEC OIL can use the strike as a gathering tool to bring Saudi and Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood as the “Enforcer” together. The rest of the world, Russia and China primarily will not sit back and let this happen. WW3 will be the result!!!!!!


http://www.newswithviews.com/McGuire/paul184.htm [Editor: Excerpted above]

But once you realize this Alliance between [the Obama Administration and] Saudi Arabia, that has the leverage on the Federal Reserve’s desires to keep the dollar as the Petrol Dollar Trade Currency in OPEC, then the Various alliances – Qatar, Muslim Brotherhood alliances and Obamas connections with them, NOW BRING into this Mix the fact that General Wesley Clark Talking about “The Plan,” it becomes clear that Obama has been put in place to bring together the factions needed to Put Saudi Arabia in charge of the majority of Middle Eastern Oil and The Dollar Custodians Continue to reign over the trade of OPEC Oil.

Looking at this alliance between Saudi Arabia and Obama shows us that it would appear that Saudi Arabia is running the Military Decisions of the USA!!!!!

The Obama/Saudi Arabian Loyalty is built into the Commander -in- Chief Position held by Obama today!!!!! Obama is following through with a Plan that General Wesley Clark points out in the first link of a video. This is a Plan that Bush was Following too! So WHO IS RUNNING THE USA OFF THE CLIFF?????
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I just posted this – please check it out

Sent: 9/6/2013 4:41 PM

 

Oil is NOW the World’s biggest Enemy, when once before it was the salvation!!

 

http://patriotaction.net/profiles/blogs/oil-is-now-the-worlds-biggest-enemy-when-once-before-it-was-the

 

Oil is NOW the World’s biggest Enemy, when once before it was the salvation!! This is why we need Multiple Energy resources for Peace.

 

These next paragraphs will explain what and why we see nations at war with each other and the time has come for a Real Serious Debate with people that are NOT Owing anyone any favors to keep a Greedy Few In control of the pricing of the One Energy Source that dominates the Lives of Everyone in the World before it’s too late!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Saudi Arabia and QATAR support the Muslim Brotherhood, and Obama is Loyal to Saudi for his life’s financing in collage and beyond and the allegiance to the brotherhood is a Strategic goal of the Saudis to be the strongmen to control the whole Middle East replacing the Independent Strongmen that have been in control.

 

Let’s consider these Pictures and think are the Goals of Saudi Arabia being put in place by our Elected leaders like they are being bribed by [the] Saudis with the threat of the dollar being replaced as [the] OPEC petrol Dollar trade Currency if they do not follow through with the plan?????

 

America is being held Hostage by a Substance that is Not in Our country and is forcing our brave men and women to have to sacrifice their lives to protect, develop and deliver a source of revenue to the benefit of a Hierarchy of Sharia law Promoters that … (READ THE REST Oil is NOW the World’s biggest Enemy, when once before it was the salvation!! By Tony Newbill; Patriot Action Network; 9/6/13 5:40pm)

 

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China’s Pivot to Latin America

Sent: 9/9/2013 4:52 PM

 

This will Keep the Federal Reserve buying US Bonds forever and doom the dollar as world’s trade currency.

 

http://www.theamericasreport.com/2013/09/04/chinas-pivot-to-latin-america/


The quest for global naval power runs parallel to competition for control of markets in Latin America… The two largest world economies, the United States, and China are vying for control of these markets.

 

China has an enormous population of approximately 1.3 billion people but   is only able to use a very small percentage of its land mass. Its’ consumer market is the wealthiest it has been in modern times. China desires access to key resources such as petroleum, coal, iron, uranium, as well as agricultural products. Latin America is in high global demand, with 500 million people, and a $3trillion market. In its quest to be Latin America’s foremost business partner, China has risen out of ambiguity to become one of the top three exporters, sometimes surpassing the United States in countries like Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, and Brazil.

 

China has sought to be the prime lender in Latin America, loaning $110 billion dollars thus exceeding the World Bank’s contribution for the past two years. Some of China’s other most noteworthy loans include $28 billion to Venezuela, $10.2 billion to the Argentine debt swap, and 10 billion to Brazilian oil company, Petrobras. China wishes to benefit from developing infrastructure, ports, roads and rail systems in Latin America. In Nicaragua, China is planning the start of a canal bigger than the Panama Canal, facilitating passage to larger container ships than the Panama Canal is now able to handle. In Panama, China controls the leases at both ends of the Panama Canal and is in the process of widening the Canal in order to accommodate larger vessels. This constitutes excellent strategic positioning for China, giving them virtual control over two major passageways. Though a huge amount of the world’s trade transits the Panama Canal, the United States remains its biggest user.

 

China’s economic relations in the Caribbean are also growing by leaps and bounds. Consider a $2.6 billion resort, among a gaggle of Chinese owned hotels and casinos being built by the Chinese in the Bahamas, 80 miles off the U.S. coast. Or Complant, a Chinese company, investing millions of dollars in … (READ THE REST China’s Pivot to Latin America; By Terence Rosenthal; The Americas Report; 9/4/13)

 

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Is this why Senator McCain has BEEN Making the Push to strike Syria??????

Sent: 9/10/2013 10:37 AM

 

Here is an Article that shows you the relationship between Senator John McCain and those who can Benefit from a Syrian Strike. And [this Article shows] how the News Media and Business Media would drive the use of force to rally support from the Citizenry [and] why their motive is concealed. But thanks to alternative media sites the truth can prevail!!!!!

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/apr/29/johnmccain.uselections2008

 

A US campaign watchdog has accused presumptive Republican president nominee John McCain of violating election laws by accepting campaign contributions from two prominent Londoners.

 

At issue is a fundraising luncheon held in March at London’s Spencer House, during McCain’s swing through the United Kingdom. An invitation to the event lists Lord Rothschild and Nathaniel Rothschild as hosts, and indicates the event was made possible with their “kind permission”.

 

Judicial Watch, a Washington organisation instrumental in the March release of Hillary Clinton’s White House schedules, has asked US election monitors to investigate whether the Rothschilds improperly sponsored the fundraiser. US political campaigns are forbidden from accepting contributions from foreign nationals.

 

“The question is whether or not the Rothschilds paid for … (READ THE REST McCain accused of accepting improper donations from Rothschilds; By Daniel Nasaw; The Guardian; 4/28/08)

 

Now read the Board member List in this article of those who would Benefit from taking Over the Oil and routes in Syria opening the door to a pipeline from Saudi/Qatar to the Mediterranean to supply the EU region with LNG.  The reason for our Government supporting the very Terrorist organizations Like the Muslim Brotherhood and key assets under their command that the Military has been fighting since 2001 becomes clear and disgusting!!!

 

This is Treason by the elite hierarchy and is criminal internationally it would seem!!!!!!

 

http://www.idt.net/about/press/story.aspx?id=41777

 

Genie Energy Corporation (Genie Energy), a division of IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT, IDT.C), today announced that Lord (Jacob) Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch have each purchased equity stakes in Genie Oil and Gas Inc. Jacob Rothschild will join Rupert Murdoch on Genie Energy’s Strategic Advisory Board and Jacob Rothschild’s interests will partner with Genie Energy to raise capital for the eventual commercialization of its oil shale projects.

 

Jacob Rothschild and Mr. Murdoch separately purchased equity positions equivalent to a cumulative 5.5% stake in Genie Oil and Gas Inc., which consists of IDT’s interests in American Shale Oil, LLC (AMSO), and Israel Energy Initiatives, Ltd., (IEI), for a total of $11.0 million dollars.

 

Claude Pupkin, CEO of Genie Oil and Gas, commented, “Genie’s success will ultimately depend, in part, on access to the expertise of the oil and gas industry and to the financial markets. Jacob Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch are extremely well regarded by and connected to leaders in these sectors. Their guidance and participation will prove invaluable.”

 

 

Other members of Genie’s Strategic Advisory Board are:

 

       

Alan K. Burnham, PhD – Chief Technology Officer, American Shale Oil, LLC.; Research scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for over 30 years;

         
       

Dick Cheney – 46th Vice President of the United States. Former President and CEO of Halliburton Company, and U.S. Secretary of Defense;

         
       

Wes Perry – Chairman of the Board, Genie Energy. Founder and CEO of E.G.L. Resources, an energy exploration and development company;

         
       

Allan Sass, PhD – Former President and CEO of Occidental Oil Shale, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum;

 

         
       

Michael Steinhardt – Principal Manager, Steinhardt Management LLC. Renowned hedge fund investor and founder Steinhardt, Fine, Berkowitz & Co., and noted philanthropist;

         
       

Eugene A. Renna – Former Executive Vice President of Exxon Mobil and a member of its Board. Also formerly President and COO of Mobil Corporation;

         
       

Stephen M. Trauber – Vice Chairman and Global Head; Energy Investment Banking Group, UBS Investment Bank;

         
       

Harold Vinegar, PhD – Former Chief Scientist – Royal Dutch Shell.

 

… (READ ENTIRETYBusiness and Financial Leaders Lord Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch Invest in Genie Oil & Gas; By Bill Ulrey; IDT Corporation; 11/15/10)

 

Here’s the plan for the Pipeline up through Syria from Qatar:

 

http://www.newswithviews.com/McGuire/paul184.htm [Editor: Excerpted Above]

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© Tony Newbill

Edited by John R. Houk

Brackets indicate Editor Additions

Is Obama Hiding Complicated Geopolitics from Americans?


Bashar al-Assad - Hassan Nasrallah

John R. Houk

May 31, 2013

 

Here is something to wrap your mind around. And it is a bit complicated as far as Conservatives are concerned about U.S. National Security. Obama has been supportive of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) which is dominated by Islamists now. Benghazigate probably even has something to do with Obama clandestinely arming the FSA. So the potential mind warping thing to tackle is Hamas has been training the FSA in Lebanon.

 

Obama has to be aware of this! The information about Hamas training FSA has become public knowledge because … CHECK THIS OUT – Hezbollah has told Hamas to clear out of Lebanon because they are training the FSA. You see, the FSA is fighting Assad who is a major client state of Iran. AND Hezbollah is a major terrorist client of Iran. AND Hezbollah basically controls Lebanon. AND Hezbollah, Hamas, the FSA, Assad’s Syrian government and Iran ALL hate Israel!

 

Hmm … A fellow writer friend of mine – Danny Jeffrey – believes the arms deal Chris Stevens was trying to hammer out was sending Qaddafi-Libyan arms to Hamas rather to directly to the FSA via Turkey as seems to have been the usual practice.

 

Now in Danny’s essay I linked to, believes the Libyan arms were diverted to Hamas to use against Israel. Was Obama possibly arming Hamas with the intention of training the FSA? If that is the case, I wonder what Israel felt about Obama sending clandestine arms through Hamas with the intention of benefiting the FSA? Did Israel protest? Was Israel in cahoots with the plan also clandestinely? Perhaps Obama and Israel were exploiting the Sunni-Shia mutual hatred for each other as a way to wedge separation between the Muslims who all basically desire Israel’s destruction regardless if they are the majority Sunni or the minority Shia? Things are getting geopolitically complicated enough that some on the Left and the Right with both agree and disagree on any path to aiding the FSA rebels against Bashar Assad’s Syrian rogue government allied to Twelver-Shia dominated Iran.

 

So you have to wonder what does Obama not want Americans to know about Benghazigate, don’t you think?

 

JRH 5/31/13

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There are NO Winners in Syria’s Civil War


Syria- Malankara Metopolitans

John R. Houk

© July 6, 2012

 

Danny Jeffrey posted this letter from a Facebook friend who had received it from a Christian residing in the turmoil in Syria. I had posted Danny’s thoughts on Syria (FIRST RATE PROPAGANDA AND FOX NEWS IS INVOLVED) underneath my thoughts after Googling on the Houla Massacre the subject matter of Danny’s post.

 

I think this is a fair summary of the Christian’s plight in Syria:

 

§  The majority population of Syria is Sunni Muslims.

 

§  The Rebels in Syria are dominated by Radical Muslim Sunnis.

 

§  President Bashar al-Assad is a good righteous President dedicated to bring democracy to Syria.

 

§  The Assad regime is dominated by the minority Shia Muslims.

 

§  The Assad regime is dedicated to bringing a level political situation to Syria including protecting the Christian minority in Syria.

 

§  Sunnis do not care if Syrian Christians are ethnically cleansed.

 

§  Israelis do not care if Syrian Christians are ethnically cleansed.

 

§  President Barack Hussein Obama does not care if Syrian Christians are ethnically cleansed.

 

§  The world wants to remove Assad because of his friendship with Iran.

 

§  Saudi Arabia is orchestrating the world to buy into the Sunni Radical Muslims as leaders.

 

§  The world is unjust and is following the Sunni butchers to rid Syria of Bashar al-Assad.

 

This Christian is distressed and hopeless about Christianity in Syria if Assad is removed. I absolutely believe the assessment of the future of Syrian Christians if Shia Alawite Bashar al-Assad is removed (probably killed or exiled to Iran).

 

On the other hand I believe the Christian has bought into the propaganda of the Assad regime. Christians may survive in Syria under Assad but the lot in life will not be as full participants in a representative democratic government because there is no such thing under the Assad regime. Bashar al-Assad inherited the reins of dictatorship from his father who was highly involved in mid-20th century Arab wars to eradicate Jewish Israel off the earth.

 

There is a reason for the move of Syrian Sunnis toward radical Islam. It is to remove the hopelessness of the Oppression of  the Alawite Assad family rule has executed upon the majority Sunnis. Is Assad oppression a reason to butcher Syrian Shias and Christians?

 

There is no justification for massacres of the Sunni majority, the Shia minority and the Christian minority. Alas the only thing that will save Syria from savage massacres is to end the tribal mindedness of Syrian Arabs and the secularization of Islam (Sunni and Shia).

 

NONE of those situations will ever happen in Syria without bloodshed. AND that bloodshed would have to occur with the goal of ending familial tribalism and the secularization of Islam. The current antagonists in Syria indicate there is no such reform on the horizon for Syria.

 

I have to believe fear and propaganda is the foundation for Christians supporting Assad and therefore the brutal Mullahs of Iran. I am convinced Saudi Arabia is probably involved in some subterfuge in Syria for the simple matter that Syrian chaos benefits Saudi National Interests concerning their primary Middle Eastern enemy Iran.

 

As to Israel and President BHO, I believe the Christian in the letter is in a state of hopelessness in the analysis of uncaring by Israelis and the American government. Israel is a loser by whoever wins the civil war in Syria. The common thread of Jew-hatred that has brainwashed into every citizen in residing Middle Eastern nations will be the same by whoever wins. I believe the Obama Administration and some foolish Senators interest in removing Assad is the result of bad geopolitical thinking in poking a thumb in the eye of Iran by ridding the Mullahs of a client state. If Assad falls though, it will change nothing for America. The common thread of the perception of hating the Muslim big Satan (USA) and the Muslim little Satan (Israel) will continue until a war to end wars occurs in the Middle East.

 

And so, God have  mercy on the Christians in Syria. Syrian Christians are stuck between the Mohammed-style radical Islam of the Sunnis and the Alawite Shias need to rule at any cost to survive because of their own oppressive sins toward Sunnis.

 

JRH 7/5/12

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DO NOT BELIEVE the crap in the news about Syria!!!

Danny Jeffrey

Facebook Link

Jul 2, 2012 7:59pm

 

John, thank you for joining the effort. This is a letter from a Christian in Syria to a FB friend – Terry Cook.

DO NOT BELIEVE the crap in the news about Syria!!!

From a beloved Christian sister in Syria:

We are all suffering here in Syria & have had to leave our homes in Homs & come to Aleppo. These animals, the “free Syria” [SlantRight Editor: Free Syrian Army] thugs have all but burnt our city. We Thank God we have family here where we are welcome & safe for the time being. Unfortunately I don’t think we will ever see our homes again.

We Christians have been advised to keep a low profile & to stay indoors for our safety. We were lucky to get out of Homs when we did as forty three Christians were kidnapped two days after we fled. These non humans are using our brothers & sisters as human shields so the Army cannot fire upon them.

 
Terry I don’t think many in the western world understand what is needed of a ruling party in order to enforce a free & just society for all people. Any country in the Middle East like Syria whose population is eighty seven % Sunni Muslim, have to have a strong regime to ensure the minority are treated equally. It has been difficult for our President to introduce Syria to a form of western style democracy, but this is what he had been working hard to achieve. He was working hard to open Syria up to the world by the introduction of the internet & tourism etc. He had lifted our economy by 5% just before this invasion.

The REAL problem is that many of the Sunni hard liners do not want democracy, it goes against Islamic Sharia law. They with the aid of Saudi Arabia instigated this all from outside Syria. They are not the only ones behind this as many in the region have their purpose of wanting to rid Syria of it’s President & install one that is more “Controllable”. Iran is the real target. Saudi Arabia want the Shiites eradicated, Israel want them disarmed, those controlling American foreign policy agree with Israel & accept the bribe from Saudi Arabia. Syria is the minor stumbling block to their plan so they must control it. Fine Terry but what about us? Does Saudi Arabia care if us Christians are eradicated? No they don’t. Does Israel really care if we are eradicated? No I am sure they are not. Is Mr. Obama losing sleep over us Christians? No I don’t think so! If many in the west understood our plight & the reason behind this farce invasion then just maybe Terry we might survive. One of the greatest crimes in history will be if this intervention on our country results in the killing of this VERY just President.

 

Sorry for rambling Terry I am just so overwhelmed at the injustice in this world & the way the free world are aiding Satan (Islam) to reign.

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There are NO Winners in Syria’s Civil War

John R. Houk

© July 6, 2012

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DO NOT BELIEVE the crap in the news about Syria!!!

 

SlantRight Editor: I ran a spell check on the Christian’s letter. I did not change the grammar, just the spelling of a few words. If you choose to you can read the pristine original at the link provided at the beginning of the letter.

 

About Danny Jeffrey from Freedom Rings 1776

 

I’m sixty seven and since Ronald Reagan left office I have watched my country slowly deteriorate as freedoms are lost and the value of our currency dwindles. This has been a slow but steady decline until Barrack Obama entered the White House. I will not refer to this man as President. That is a job that deserves respect and he has earned none at all. I am convinced that were it not for the Tea Party stirring up the public we would now be living under a total dictatorship. He seeks only power and has no loyalty at all to the United States, and as long as he is in office I shall write to any who will read and speak of what he is and what he is doing to this country.

Startling – Obama Cavorts with Muslim Brotherhood


MB-BHO

John R. Houk

© January 20, 2012

 

Here is something that did not surprise me. President Barak Hussein Obama has been cozying up to the radical Islamic organization the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in Egypt. The MB originated in 1928 Egypt; however it has become a transnational global movement to restore the Muslim Caliphate on a global scale. In spite of the obvious the MB has ran a propaganda campaign to convince the West and America in particular that it is a moderate non-violent organization. That is a LIE!

 

The MB was founded as a purist Islamic movement with an intense dislike for the Western World especially against the British that actually governed Egypt by de facto rule even though the nation was a monarchy. In the days between the MB founding and the ascension of Gamel Abdel Nasser, the MB’s modus operandi was terrorism and assassination in the name of Allah. On the other hand the MB was not against using the British as a tool to their ends as well. Nasser and later Sadat were more interested utilizing political power to establish Pan-Arabism than embracing the purity of Islam. Nasser and Sadat shut down the open operation of the MB forcing them to develop different tactics for their ultimate goals within Egypt.

 

At this time the MB chose infiltration rather than overt confrontation when the political power had more strength. This is a tactic right out of the Quran as exampled by old Mo himself. Hamas is a Muslim Brotherhood offshoot in Gaza. Hamas is an example of how the MB will operate if they attain the ruling power. Europe has experienced the infiltration of MB tactics to the point that a nick-name has been applied known as Eurabia. The MB has a slew of MB planted organizations in America of which CAIR is the most prominent yet definitely not the only MB organization. The MB has a plan for North America that is to gain political power via infiltration of government on a local, State and Federal level.

 

With this background in mind ACT for America sent some information that exposes President Barack Hussein Obama as getting cozy with the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt. This is the same MB that hates America almost as much as the organization hates Jews. The plan of the MB is a global Caliphate. Furthermore part of that plan is to infiltrate America as part of the plan to achieve the goal of a global Caliphate. The ACT for America email has a little bit of an advertisement for their educational program to understand the dark nature of Islam followed by a truncated version of a Barry Rubin article. Rubin’s article lays out some observations that are astonishing about how BHO is trying to make friends with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. The friendship agenda is probably based on the hope of gaining trust of the Arab/Muslim World for America. BHO’s mission typically is a Leftist utopian enterprise.

 

Here is the utopian picture.

 

BHO makes friends with as many Sunni dominated Muslim nations as possible, which will include selling out Israel, and then peace will emerge in the Middle East at least to the extent as it relates to America. BHO should read some history before makes utopian decisions. The Muslim Brotherhood will milk American resources (primarily military) as long as possible before the Islamist organization will kick America out of Egypt much like the Ayatollah Khomeini kicked America out of Iran after Jimmy Carter set the circumstances to allow the Shah to be deposed from the Peacock Throne.

 

Not only is President Obama selling out Israel. Cozying up to the Muslim Brotherhood is selling out America.

 

JRH 1/20/12 (Read the ACT Email just this post at SlantRight.com)

We need an American energy plan — ‘strait’ away


Hormuz-Ayatollah-Uncle Sam

 

I am currently on Newt’s band wagon to the GOP nomination. So it should not come as a surprise when I cross post his thoughts. In Newt’s 1/18/12 e-newsletter he says America must be prepared to stop a Nuclear armed Iran, be prepared to confront Iran over the threat to close the Strait of Hormuz and to develop oil resources which are huge in America but are untapped due to über-Leftists agenda to promote ecology over economy.

 

Newt’s foreign policy agenda and the promotion of developing oil resources on American soil are thoughts congruent with America Exceptionalism. I say Amen.

 

JRH 1/18/12

Is the Eurozone Crisis the First Domino to a NWO?


NWO - globe head sm

 

John R. Houk

© November 21, 2011

 

Tony Newbill sent an email that contained an article written by Paul Joseph Watson entitled “It’s The End Of The Eurozone As We Know It”. Displaying my ignorance of European politics and economics I equated “Eurozone” with European Union (EU). After reading the Watson article I had a feeling there was a difference between the Eurozone and the EU.

 

When discussing the Euro ( or EUR for short), the scope of Europe referred to is that covered by the European Union (EU), this is a more restricted area, for example it excludes Russia.

 

This geographical region using the Euro is known as the Eurozone (sometimes hyphenated as in Euro-zone) or Euro area.

 

There are 16 countries that are regarded as officially part of the Euro and others that have adopted the Euro but do not have a full representation within the European Central Bank.

 

It is important to get the differences between Europe, the European Union (EU), the Euro, and Eurozone.

 

·       Some countries in Europe chose to use the Euro but are not official members of the Eurozone: Kosovo, Monaco, Andorra, San Marino, Vatican City, and Montenegro.

 

·       Some countries that are part of the EU (European Union) system but do not use the Euro: Denmark, Sweden, the UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania.

 

·       Countries that have pegged their currencies to the Euro with a view to joining the Euro: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Denmark.

 

·       The European Union (EU) is a project of common economic and political union. This covers a more restricted region than the geographical area of Europe. That is, EU excludes countries to the eastern and southern regions of wider Europe: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Macedonia. (Europe for Beginners – European Union (EU), Eurozone, Euroarea, and the Euro ())

 

In essence the EU is the loose confederation of European nations both politically and economically. I say loose confederation because each member nation still has their national sovereignty, national laws and national taxes.

 

The Eurozone are those nations that have committed to make the Euro currency its legal tender. Not all EU nations thus are a part of the Eurozone (e.g. the UK), yet some non-EU nations are in the Eurozone (e.g. micro-States like Andorra, Kosovo, Montenegro, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican City).

 

A collapse of the EU would entail the disintegration of that political confederation.

 

A collapse of the Eurozone would entail a crisis surrounding the Euro currency.

 

Most people that are watching this European crisis unfold believe the collapse of the Eurozone would send Europe into a catastrophic depression making economic standards of living comparable to Latin American nations. This would freak out Europeans of the EU that have become quite accustomed to a government managed socialized life. Latin American standards of living would terminate entitlements in Europe in such a way that would make the USA look like a socialist nation to Europeans.

 

What would happen in Europe?

 

Undoubtedly social chaos would ensue. Does anyone know what happens in Europe when social chaos overtakes the capability of governments to manage their internal affairs? Can anyone say that a national savior was sought whose name was Adolf Hitler? Hitler came to power in Germany after the depression made currency worthless and rebuilt the German economy. Unfortunately for Jews and others considered inferior by Nazis, Hitler rebuilt the German military also.

 

Is there a Hitler waiting in the wings looking for a Eurozone collapse to be the man everyone looks to lead Europeans out of chaos? At this time I would have say no.

 

However, there are indications the governments of France and Germany are working some back-door politicking that might include a couple of possibilities:

 

1.   There is talk of making the Eurozone more elite by eliminating slacker economic nations like Greece and Italy.

 

2.   There is also talk of allowing the Euro to collapse enabling stronger economic members of the Eurozone (i.e. France and Germany) to dictate terms that anemic economies give up significant portions of their national sovereignty making a stronger central government within the EU that looks more like a United States of Europe with a federal style government.

 

I am a novice to the nuances of modern back-door politicking in Europe so I am certain there are different layers of elitist ruling possibilities that relate to a coalescing One-Europe Order.

 

If France and Germany intend on saving the Euro (hence the Eurozone) by limiting nations to the European Central Bank (ECB) then that would make France and Germany the de facto powers of the EU, right? If the ECB becomes elitist in membership yet EU nations continue to use the Euro as their legal tender, then that will have significant repercussions to non-ECB members of the EU. The ability to manage monetary concerns for an EU member nation would be in the hands of the non-State ECB. The ECB might actually have the ability to force economic policy for a member EU State that is not part of the Eurozone. This might be a step to uniting Europe under one government via monetary policy rather than the age old act of war.

 

Then there is the outright goal of making a United States of Europe with a central government. There are some that believe allowing a Euro crisis to continue to its worst possible outcome will allow the guidance of France and Germany to institute a one government United States of Europe.

 

The UK is a member of the EU but has gone to great lengths to maintain its national sovereignty. For example the UK does not use the Euro because it still has its own national bank (Bank of England) with the Pound Sterling as the British currency. I am not quite certain how British national interests would deal with the French and Germans dominating a U.S. of E.

 

History has shown that the UK has not liked the idea of continental Europe calling the shots of British policy. I predict if Continental Europe draws toward a central government that the UK will not participate in a United States of Europe. So then Geopolitics comes into question. If the scenario is an independent UK, a central government of the USE and various Eastern Europe nations not a part of the USE but are a part of NATO then a different relational balance of power must ensue.

 

For one thing the existence of an American led NATO would not be in the national interests of a new USE. The NATO as we know it would have to be disbanded or realigned. For there to be a viable NATO it might look like the USA, the UK, the USE and various new NATO members of Eastern Europe (of the old Soviet bloc). Frankly because a more powerful centralized USE, I doubt that the one Europe order would enjoy playing the back-up role in NATO.

 

I see two possible shifts in geopolitical alignments that might even further change if the first tier is successful.

 

·       The USE would withdraw as an active member of NATO and begin to take on its own defensive strategy that would at least be friendly to the USA in the beginning.

 

·       The USA, the UK and Eastern Europe nations would continue in NATO or develop a new charter redefining an alliance strategy for belligerent invaders from the East like Russia or nuclear armed nations perhaps like Iran or even Pakistan.

 

Then the U.S. foreign policy ticket might be completely overhauled.

 

Perhaps the USA would begin to view the USE as a viable buffer. This would mean the USE would be the buffer between a reemerging Russia and American national interests in European markets. America would begin to solidify Latin America as being off limits Western and Eastern powers as in the old Monroe Doctrine updated to the 21st century. With Russia buffered by Europe then American would be able to focus its interests on America’s greatest Eastern competitor – China.

 

It would behoove America to drop untrustworthy Pakistan and cultivate a friendship with India. Cultivation with India could be tricky since Russia has been an ally for India for some time; however except for a penchant for socialism India has nothing in common with Russia.

 

India is a nation of democratic institutions with a huge infusion of socialistic government management. India’s natural enemy is Muslim Pakistan. Both India and Pakistan are nuke powers. Pakistan’s government is ironically a bit byzantine and unstable as to who calls the shots on policy. India demonstrates all the growing pains of a third world nation moving up the later to economic strength yet with a stable government which is amazing considering the diversity of religious elements inside India. Hinduism is the big dog, yet Islam is still a large element in India.

 

I bring the plusses and minuses of India to attention because of the Global War on Terrorism, Iranian saber rattling, Russian demands to be a geopolitical military player and China’s desire to be a shaker and mover economically on a global level which in turns would require a shaking and moving military back-up Chinese national interests. This in turn connects to America’s national interest to protect her citizens physically and economically which again goes to military power.

 

To bring my rambling all together I need to point out that a collapsing Eurozone and a restructured European Union has a definite affect on America’s future via the policy choices America would have to make. Let’s be clear. Those America choices are more than just concerns over deficits and debt and the economy. Those American choices will determine America’s traditional strengths of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness which in turn frame Constitutional Rights and laws that have become embedded in the American psyche almost like a spiritual persona.

 

Just as a side note I realize these thoughts gravitate more toward nationalism and American Exceptionalism than toward global elites pulling strings to form a One World Government or New World Order under an international power. Personally I believe the NWO conspiracy theory has some viability as an agenda; however as far as human nature goes I also believe human differences of opinion cannot sustain a One-Government NWO. Even in an oligarchical fashion, spheres of influence that will look more like cooperating nations will happen in Earth’s future rather than the executive power of One World Government.

 

Many will find another irony in my belief system. I BELIEVE IN A ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT!

 

My view of a One World Government/New World Order is not at the hand or hands of mankind. Rather my view is that of the Parousia of Jesus Christ that will initiate the thousand year rule of the Lord’s Kingdom on earth. After the thousand year rule of Christ, human nature will again be tempted away from God’s covenant with Satan’s release from his supernatural prison to again deceive humanity into believing that Satan’s leadership can defeat the Creator’s power to make twisted ungodliness normal and godliness to look like evil.

 

Once again that old dragon Satan will get whooped upon and his deceived followers. God Almighty then creates the New Earth and the New Heaven which merge together as Jerusalem as the capital city. Then human nature will longer be tainted by the fallen nature of the first Adam but will be like the nature of the last Adam – Jesus Christ the Son of God and Savior.

 

So, do I think a Eurozone collapse is imminent? A lot of pundits think so. There is disagreement though. Niall Ferguson senses the European Union will collapse while the Eurozone survives by restructuring somewhat as I mentioned earlier. Making a strong Euro thus means making the European Central Bank an elitist organization expelling or refusing to allow weak links (i.e. weak economic nations) to be a part of the ECB Board of Directors. Incidentally the ECB Board of Directors functions somewhat like America’s Federal Reserve. The weak links that continue to use the Euro as their currency would in essence make their economic policy subservient to the ECB Board of Directors.

 

Whether the EU collapses or the Eurozone collapses, the most likely outcome will be a restructuring of Europe. If everything goes south then Europe returns to a bunch of fractured nations. I am guessing on a global scale this would not be beneficial for the global economy affecting big economies outside of Europe. This is why people should pay attention to the other alternative; i.e. the existence of a United States of Europe fits the bill to keep global economic standards on an even keel.

 

JRH 11/21/11

Asian-Pacific Geopolitics: China, Japan and USA


China Critical Sea Lanes

 

John R. Houk

© September 29, 2011

 

There are three (maybe four if one looks at Australia) big players in Asia-Pacific geopolitics: China, Japan and USA. China and Japan are Asian and the USA is the North America Super Power that has a big stake in Asian-Pacific geopolitics.

 

The decade long Global War on Terror (GWOT) has somewhat obscured the reality that China is a Communist dictatorship that has had an ongoing successful upgrade on their economy and military. China’s upgrading of its geopolitical status in a strong economy and a modernization of its military has shown China is willing to be more and more confrontational with its neighbors.

 

In my opinion China’s geopolitical growth has made Japan (the old WWII nemesis) important to American National Interests. Japan still has a strong economy although some believe a diminishing economy. Japan has a modern military yet its military is greatly tied to the WWII victor’s in the USA.

 

I personally have focused on the geopolitics of a militant Islam that threatens Western culture and have little knowledge of the specifics of Asian-Pacific geopolitics. Every once in a while I run across an article should alert me and you about a Chinese geopolitical agenda. One such article I found at AEI by Michael Auslin entitled “The Bleak Future of Sino-Japanese Relations”.

 

The Auslin title suggests that “Sino-Japanese” relations will remain strained; however Auslin planted some seeds that imply there are those in the Japanese government and military that may see things through different lenses. That implication suggests a slight moving away from American influence because China and Japan have mutual economic-natural resource needs that when withheld from each causes a prick in each of their sides. (If I am pricked, do I not bleed?)

 

The question for America has to be: How much can America trust Japan as an ally in the future as Japanese National Interests might gravitate toward a closer symbiotic relationship with China? Does America need to encourage Japan to focus more on their military defense needs rather than American power making up the military defense difference for Japanese security? If a self-militarizing Japan occurs that could act as a military competitor with China, allow America to view Japan as an effective counter-measure to China’s modernizing military? If Japan effectively modernizes into a more than competent geopolitical military power, might that militarization lead Japan down the path of asserting their National Interests in the Pacific viewing America as more of a global competitor and less of a friendly ally?

 

In other words are the unknown variables of militarizing Japan as a buffer to China in the future a good or bad thing?

 

JRH 9/29/11

WWIII Focused on Israel and who Else?


Target Israel

 

John R. Houk

© September 16, 2011

 

The beginning of WWIII might be looming. The nation central to the possibility of world war is – you guessed it – Israel. That which is surprising is the powder keg surrounds two other nations other than Israel. You might think Syria and Iran might be the belligerents or perhaps Islamic terrorists like Hamas, Hezbollah and the deceptive Palestinian Authority (PA) which in turn is only the Western validation of the Islamic terrorist organization of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). The PLO is an umbrella organization of which Fatah calls the shots. Hamas is not a part of the PLO because it is corrupt and in many instances an oligarch of socialist minded Muslims relying on Arab nationalism more than Islam.

 

James Williams in a Personal Message to the members of United for Israel summarizes a DEBKAFile publication reporting that Turkey is threatening Israel’s Navy if it reaches beyond a 12 mile limit. Because of Turkish belligerence or perhaps in anticipation of Turkish Belligerence, Greece and Israel has signed a secret Military Pact. Greece’s involvement is based on Turkish belligerence being weighed against Greek sovereignty of small islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Things have not been nice between Turkey and the Greek people ever since the defunct Ottoman Empire began conquering Eastern Europe beginning with the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453 with the capture of the Capital City Constantinople. The Turks ravished Constantinople destroying Churches and making one of the world’s oldest and largest Church edifices – Hagia Sophia – into a Mosque.

 

Several thousand of the survivors had taken refuge in the cathedral: nobles, servants, ordinary citizens, their wives and children, priests and nuns. They locked the huge doors, prayed, and waited. {Caliph} Mahomet {II} had given the troops free quarter. They raped, of course, the nuns being the first victims, and slaughtered. At least four thousand were killed before Mahomet stopped the massacre at noon. He ordered a muezzin {one who issues the call to prayer} to climb into the pulpit of St. Sophia and dedicate the building to Allah. It has remained a mosque ever since. Fifty thousand of the inhabitants, more than half the population, were rounded up and taken away as slaves. For months afterward, slaves were the cheapest commodity in the markets of Turkey. Mahomet asked that the body of the dead emperor be brought to him. Some Turkish soldiers found it in a pile of corpses and recognized Constantine {XI} by the golden eagles embroidered on his boots. The sultan ordered his head to be cut off and placed between the horse’s legs under the equestrian bronze statue of the emperor Justinian. The head was later embalmed and sent around the chief cities of the Ottoman empire for the delectation of the citizens. Next, Mahomet ordered the Grand Duke Notaras, who had survived, be brought before him, asked him for the names and addresses of all the leading nobles, officials, and citizens, which Notaras gave him. He had them all arrested and decapitated. He sadistically bought from their owners {i.e., Muslim commanders} high-ranking prisoners who had been enslaved, for the pleasure of having them beheaded in front of him.

 

(Fregosi, Jihad, 256-7.)[Quote Posted from: Eurabian nights: The final chapter; Occidental Libertas]

 

Here is a depiction of what happened to Churches, Monasteries and the Hagia Sophia in particular:

 

Bands of Ottoman soldiers began now looting. Doors were broken, private homes were looted, their tenants were massacred. Shops in the city markets were looted. Monasteries and Convents were broken in. Their tenants were killed, nuns were raped, many, to avoid dishonor, killed themselves. Killing, raping, looting, burning, enslaving, went on and on according to tradition. The troops had to satisfy themselves. The great doors of Saint Sophia were forced open, and crowds of angry soldiers came in and fell upon the unfortunate worshippers. Pillaging and killing in the holy place went on for hours. Similar was the fate of worshippers in most churches in the city. Everything that could be taken from the splendid buildings was taken by the new masters of the Imperial capital. Icons were destroyed, precious manuscripts were lost forever. Thousands of civilians were enslaved, soldiers fought over young boys and young women. Death and enslavement did not distinguish among social classes. Nobles and peasants were treated with equal ruthlessness.

According to Historian Frantzis the invaders broke the heads of those women who resisted, on the floor of the churches and they raped them dead. The famous icon of Apostole Loukas was totally destroyed. The sultan asked for the young sons of Duke Loukas Notaras. Their father refused and Mehmed was ready to take their heads. Notaras asked him to kill him after his sons so that he was sure that they were dead and not disgraced from the pervert sultan. And this is what happened. (Excerpt from CONSTANTINE XI PALAEOLOGUS (1449-1453) FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE “Ealo h Polis”)

 

This followed ultimately in conquering the Balkan Christian nations which included the Greek speaking peoples of Greece and the Ionian western part of present day Turkey.

 

Now that I have expressed my disapproval of the murderous aspects of Islam that has not changed much since those medieval days, let me return to the personal message of James Williams about how Turkey may be the instrument of the beginning of WWIII at worst and at least (but perhaps even more worse) the instrument that raises the Muslim world to unite to destroy Israel.

 

JRH 9/16/11

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Things Heating Up With Turkey

 

Sent by James Williams

Sent: September 16, 2011

Sent to Members of United for Israel

 

I thought I would send a little update on how things are going in the Middle East.
From Debka File: “Turkish frigates to confront Israeli vessels, disable their weapons”

The Erdogan government sharply ratcheted up its threat of war on Israel Monday, Sept. 12 with a report that three Turkish Navy frigates are to sail for the eastern Mediterranean “to ensure freedom of navigation and confront Israeli warships if necessary.”

As Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was set to start a visit to Egypt, Turkish naval sources reported: “If Turkish warships encounter an Israeli military ship outside Israel’s 12-mile territorial waters, they will advance up to 100 meters from the ship and disable its weapon system.”

The threat bluntly applied to Israel’s naval enforcement of its UN-approved blockade of the Gaza Strip.

DEBKA file’s military sources report that this is more than a threat of belligerence against Israeli naval shipping; it is also an attempt to dictate the terms of its threatened military engagement at sea with Israel and arbitrarily lay down the outer limits of Israel’s territorial waters. One of its goals is to deprive   Israel’s deep sea gas wells   of naval protection.

Turkish naval sources report that the frigates assigned the mission against Israel belong to its Southern Sea Area Command.

“Israeli-Greek defense pact invoked versus Turkish naval and air movements”

Israel and Greece have invoked the mutual defense pact they signed secretly only 12 days ago in the light of heavy Turkish sea and air movements in the eastern Mediterranean.   DEBKA file ‘s sources report that this was decided in a long nocturnal phone conversation Wednesday night Sept. 14 between the Israeli and Greek prime ministers, Binyamin Netanyahu and George Papandreou, and at Israel’s expanded cabinet of eight, which was called into session over the Turkish threat to its off-shore oil and gas rigs.

The Greek Prime Minister added to the information recorded so far on Turkish fleet movements in the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. He was particularly concerned by the observation flights suddenly increased in the past 48 hours over the Greek island of Kastelorizo in the southeast Mediterranean just two kilometers from the Turkish coast. Those flights are escorted by Turkish combat jets.

Athens fears a Turkish attack on the island, whose population is fewer than 1,000, and an attempt to damage or seize it. Israel suspects that a Turkish attack on the Greek island will be the signal for Turkish military aggression against its oil and gas platforms located in the Mediterranean between Israel and Cyprus. Papandreou said the Turks are capable of surprise attacks on additional Greek islands near the Turkish coast.

The Devil’s Lust


Devil behind BHO

Ari Bussel walks a road of geopolitical consequences that could be the result President Barack Hussein Obama’s foreign policy decisions. Bussel is very critical of BHO’s ouster of Mubarak in Egypt and the BHO compliance to oust an entrenched evil dictator like Qaddafi in Libya.

 

Bussel then examines the potential fallout of taking on Assad in Syria which will involve the Islamist government in Turkey as well as Syria’s puppet master in Iran.

 

All this geopolitical dry tinder is just waiting for a spark that could launch a World War. In the midst of a potential wild fire of war is the only Middle Eastern Democracy in Israel. Israel’s is America’s most trusted ally in the Middle East. President BHO is the chairman of a Western Quartet that is forcing Israel to accept an American-hating and Jew-hating sovereign nation that will be named Palestine. The existence of a Palestine is much like an arsonist adding fuel to increase a greater wild fire.

 

There are nuances that I don’t agree with Bussel, but in the big picture of a World War, I do concur with Bussel.

 

JRH 6/22/11