Tuesday 29th of November 2022

washington is pissing in everyone's backyard…….

When Russia started its special military operation in Ukraine, a perception, ostensibly created by the western mainstream media, began to develop that Beijing could begin a similar operation to take over Taiwan. Following this, Joe Biden said in a media statement during his visit to Japan that the US is willing to “get involved militarily to defend Taiwan.”

As is evident now, the media campaign was not meant as a signal to Beijing; it was – and is – part of a broader campaign to provoke, rather than warn, China into military action. This provocation, policy makers in Washington seem to have calculated, could create tensions in the region on a scale that they could use to their advantage to build “a global coalition” against China, an objective that US officials have been seeking to build for the past few years already.

 

BY Salman Rafi Sheikh

 

The ongoing tension around Taiwan is, thus, only the latest addition to the series of US attempts to pick a fight with China to rally Southeast Asia and/or the Indo-Pacific region around Washington in the same way the US has been able to reestablish its dominance in Europe in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

This is pretty systematic. Following Biden’s statement, a US senator visited Taiwan to strengthen bilateral ties. The Voice of America (VOA) reported that the visit was necessitated by the “rising Chinese threats.” The claim was made despite the fact no direct threat involving the possibility of territorial invasion from Beijing existed at the time. The threat was manufactured through propaganda. For example, a leading French newspaper arrogated to itself the task of predicting that Russia’s “invasion” of Ukraine automatically predicted an identical Chinese invasion of Taiwan.

This propagation about the existence of a Chinese threat to Taiwan is being systematically propagated. A “parallel” has been generated, as this particular report of The Washington Post shows. The report says, without mentioning any credible source and/or a representative survey sample of Taiwanese, that,

“For many in Taiwan, the Russian assault on Ukraine hits close to home because of parallels with their own situation. The island’s people live under constant threat from a powerful authoritarian neighbour, China, which claims sovereignty over democratic Taiwan and vows to seize it by force if necessary.”

This is US propaganda that contradicts facts. For instance, as a survey conducted in January by Taiwan’s Commonwealth Magazine showed, the actual fear of war with China has dipped in Taiwan despite rising tensions between the US and China. The survey also showed that about 60 per cent of Taiwanese do not believe that Beijing will ultimately use force to take Taiwan. Now, the question is: if the people of Taiwan do not foresee a war with China, why does the US create that fear? Clearly, as indicated above, its objective is to use conflict to advance its own geopolitical influence in Southeast Asia, a strategy it is using to maintain a unipolar, US-dominated world order to check-mate Russian and Chinese bid to create a new, multipolar world order.

Therefore, despite the absence of any real threat of Chinese invasion, the US is willing to raise the temperature by sending Nancy Pelosi, the House of Representatives speaker, to Taiwan. If Pelosi visits, this will be the first such visit by a top-ranking US official since 1997. The fact that this visit – which indicates a concerted US attempt to bring Taiwan effectively in its orbit as a taunt to China – is being deliberately planned amidst the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict shows how, in line with the overall propaganda discussed above, a parallel on the situation in Europe and Southeast Asia is being arbitrarily imposed.

However, while it is the US imposing this visit and creating unnecessary tensions, the US media thinks that Beijing is to blame. A report in The Atlantic said that the true source of tension is that “Beijing apparently has come to believe it can compel neighbors and adversaries to submit to its wishes and align their policies with China’s interests.”

The US military is playing its own role, with its statements syncing perfectly with the propaganda being spread via political pundits and the media alike. The Pentagon recently warned of a sudden spike in “direct, aggressive, unsafe” behavior by China against US and partner military forces.” A Pentagon assistant secretary accused China of “assorted misconduct, including aircraft intercepts at dangerously close range and the release of objects into the air that could compromise a plane’s engine.”

To avert Chinese “misconduct”, the US media reported that a US carrier group has entered the South China Sea. This move adds, quite logically, to the propagated threat of an imminent Chinese invasion, as well as serving Biden’s commitment to defend Taiwan militarily.

The campaign to create a parallel between Europe (Russia-Ukraine conflict) and Southeast Asia has an interesting parallel with the way the US mainstream media campaigned for the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. As we all know today, this was a complete hoax the US used to entrench itself in the Middle East militarily. We all know today that the US invasion of Iraq created the conditions for the emergence of the Islamic State in the Levant (a terrorist organization banned in Russia), which then became the source of millions of deaths and countless misery for even more.

The propaganda of Chinese invasion is a similar hoax. Therefore, although the Biden administration has said that they have no control over Pelosi’s visit because of “strict” separation of power between the US legislature and executive, it remains that the visit is part of a wider US campaign to manufacture a conflict around China. It is only through conflict that the US can expand itself in Southeast Asia and/or the Indo-Pacific region. Without such a conflict, or extremely heightened tensions, the US cannot possibly implement its grand Indo-Pacific strategy, which, according to the policy document, is the best possible way for Washington to realise its objectives i.e., encircle the “revisionist” China.

Salman Rafi Sheikh, research-analyst of International Relations and Pakistan’s foreign and domestic affairs, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.

 

READ MORE:

https://journal-neo.org/2022/08/01/how-washington-is-raising-the-geopolitical-temperature-around-taiwan/

 

Corruption is widespread in Ukrainian society.[1][2] In 2012 Ernst & Young put Ukraine among the three most-corrupt nations from 43 surveyed—alongside Colombia and Brazil.[3][4] In 2015 The Guardian called Ukraine "the most corrupt nation in Europe".[5]According to a poll conducted by Ernst & Young in 2017, experts considered Ukraine to be the ninth-most corrupt nation from 53 surveyed.[6] According to Transparency International's 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index, (a scale of least to most corrupt nations), Ukraine ranked 122nd out of 180 countries in 2021, the second most corrupt in Europe, with Russia the most at 136.[7]

United States diplomats described Ukraine under Presidents Kuchma (in office from 1994 to 2005) and Yushchenko (in office from 2005 to 2010) as a kleptocracy, according to WikiLeaks cables.[8]

 

READ MORE:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_in_Ukraine

 

NOTE: ZELENSKYYYY-YYY IS MORE CORRUPT THAN ALL THE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT COMBINED BEFORE HIM.... AND HE IS A LARCENISTIC BULLSHIT ARTIST.....

 

IT'S GRAND TIME FOR THE WEST TO REALISE TWO THINGS:

 

CHINA ISN'T GOING TO GIVE UP ON ITS CLAIM ON FORMOSA (TAIWAN). HAVING A WORLD WAR ABOUT THIS ISSUE WOULD BE PATHETIC. 

 

RUSSIA ISN'T GOING TO ABANDON THE RUSSIANS IN UKRAINE. HAVING A WORLD WAR ABOUT THIS ISSUE WOULD BE PATHETIC. SENDING WEAPONS TO ZELENSKY IS ONLY PROLONGING THE AGONY OF THE REMNANT OF UKRAINE. UKRAINE HAS TO BE SPLIT INTO TWO REGIONS (INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES).

 

THEN WE CAN HAVE PEACE, AS LONG AS THE US EMPIRE DOES NOT CARRY ON LIKE AN IDIOT WHO WANTS TO OWN EVERYTHING....

 

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grand weapon-scam…...

Russia takes out 45,000 tons of NATO ammo – MoD

 

A depot housing Western-supplied ammunition has been destroyed in Ukraine, Russia’s Defense Ministry claimed 

The Russian military has taken out a depot in southern Ukraine that stored NATO-supplied ammunition, the Defense Ministry claimed on Sunday.

"In the Voznesensk area of the Nikolaev region an arsenal that stored 45,000 tons of ammunition recently supplied to the Ukrainian Armed Forces by NATO countries has been destroyed,” the ministry stated, adding that Russian forces eliminated five other ammo depots.

Meanwhile, the Russian army conducted strikes on the deployment point of units of Ukraine's 72nd mechanized brigade at an agricultural facility in the Donetsk People’s Republic city of Artemovsk, wiping out up to 130 soldiers and eight transport and armored vehicles, the ministry’s statement read.

 

READ MORE:

https://www.rt.com/russia/560405-russia-ukraine-depot-nato-strike/

 

45,000 TONNES IS THE EQUIVALENT OF AROUND 550 TANKS AND SHELL SUPPLIES.... The figure is possibly an error OR Zelenskyy-yyyy's army is cooked.... THE EXPLOSIONS WOULD HAVE BEEN MASSIVE !!!!!!!!!!

 

MEANWHILE:

Republican lawmakers are feeling vindicated for opposing a $40 billion Ukraine aid package after a CBS News report showed that only 30% of the Western weapons flooding into the country are actually making it to the front lines in Kiev’s conflict with Russia.

“This [is] one of the reasons I voted ‘no,’” US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) said on Twitter in a retweet of the CBS News post. Greene was among 57 House Republicans who voted against the massive aid bill, which passed overwhelmingly in May with the support of all Democrats and most GOP lawmakers. Eleven Republicans opposed the bill in the Senate, where it passed by an 86-11 margin.

The CBS story noted that with nearly $60 billion in US and Western European aid approved for Ukraine since Russia’s military offensive began in February, most of the weaponry has failed to get through to Ukrainian fighters. Getting weapons to the troops involves navigating a complex network of “power lords, oligarchs [and] political players,” the outlet cited Lithuanian aid group founder Jonas Ohman as saying. Amnesty International senior crisis adviser Donatella Rovera told CBS that “there is really no information”on where the weapons are going.

READ MORE: 70% of Western weapons sent to Ukraine don’t reach troops – CBS 

Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) said such scrutiny had been dismissed prior to the CBS report. “How many people were called Russian bots for saying this exact same thing since March? Now, when CBS says it, it’s perfectly fine. Whatever the case, glad the facts are out now. The majority of the Ukraine aid is a scam.”

 

 

READ MORE:

https://www.rt.com/news/560429-us-lawmakers-claim-ukraine-aid-scam/

 

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