Friday, February 12, 2016

NATO Rhetoric About Russian Threat is 'Absurd'

This blog does not agree with the 'Jewish' bit (American warmongering is a multi - faith project) otherwise this poster just about sums up the US approach to foreign relations (Image source)

The reasons being given for the latest NATO military buildup in Eastern Europe, the idea that the Russian 'Russian threat' to Eastern Europe grows every day is "simply absurd," according to former US diplomat and Senate policy advisor Jim Jatras. Effectively, Jatras says, the buildup is an attempt by the US to keep Germany and France on board with Washington's world domination agenda and move closer to fulfilling the military - industrial complex ambition of making huge profits from a shooting war between NATO and the Russian - Chinese alliance.

On Wednesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that the alliance intends to strengthen its military presence on Europe's eastern flank. Stoltenberg described the plan for increased air and naval patrols, more joint military exercises, and "more boots on the ground," as "the most significant steeping up of Europe's collective defense since the end of the Cold War."

Responding to Stoltenberg, former US diplomat Jim Jatras, a long-time foreign policy adviser to the US Senate Republican leadership, told the Russian foreign broadcaster RT that Washington's main aim appears to be to prevent a rapprochement between Moscow and Europe.

"Let's remember, NATO is an American-run operation. And I think what we are seeing here is the US teaming up with some of our newer allies in the East – the Poles, the Balts, the Romanians, to some extent the Turks – to try to make sure that there is not a rapprochement between some of the core members, like Germany and France, with Moscow," Jatras explained.

"And this unfortunately means escalating tensions, playing silly games with whether the deployment in Eastern Europe will be a 'rotation' or permanent deployment as the Poles would like," the foreign policy analyst added.

"I think this is simply more brinksmanship and more escalation of tension for NATO to justify its existence."

We have previously reported that the leaders of Germany, France and leaders of other E U nations whose economies have been hurt by US imposed sanction on Russia and whose people are sick of US warmongering and interference in the domestic politics of smaller nations see Russia as potentially a less demanding and more trustworthy trading partner than the USA.

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It's Worse Than 2008": CEO Of World's Leading Shipping Company Delivers Downbeat Assessment Of Global Economy

The world's largest container ships, Emma, Estelle and Edith Maersk (this is Estelle) belong to Maerssk line. the are around a quarter of a mile long and a cargo capacity of 11,000 loaded 14 ton containers

While governments and mainstream media news continue to peddle a rosy picture of economic prospects, achieved by statistical jiggery pokery, money printing and they good old fashioned political ploy of telling blatant lies, the real economic indicators tell us this economic view is an illusion. Every month governments tell us the unemployment figure is down but do not tell us how many people have been eliminated from the figure because they have been jobless so long they are no longer classed as being in the labour market.

And every quarter we are told the economy has grown but are not told this growth is achieved by governments printing money, handing it out in grants and benefits and then counting it as growth when the recipients spend it.

Real economic indicators tell a different story however.  

Earlier this week we highlighted the abysmal results reported by marine transport giant Maersk, a company that moves more containerised freight that its major rivals put together.

To the extent that it is the largest player in The Baltic Dry Index, probably the most reliable measure of economic activity, the conglomerate is a bellwether for global growth and trade and the economic health of developed nations, thus things are looking pretty grim. Maersk Line - the company's golden goose and the world's largest container operator, racked up losses of $182 million in the last quarter of 2015 and the outlook for 2016 isn't pretty either. The company now sees demand for seaborne container transportation rising a meager 1-2% for the year.

“The demand for transportation of goods was significantly lower than expected, especially in the emerging markets as well as the Group’s key Europe trades, where the impact was further accelerated by de-stocking of the high inventory levels,” the company said, in its annual report.

Just how bad have things become in this time of contracting global trade, you might well ask?

Worse than 2008 according to Maersk CEO Nils Andersen who warned back in November 2015 that “the world’s economy is growing at a slower pace than the International Monetary Fund and other large forecasters are predicting.” Here’s what Andersen told the Financial Times:

    “It is worse than in 2008. The oil price is as low as its lowest point in 2008-09 and has stayed there for a long time and doesn’t look like going up soon. Freight rates are lower. The external conditions are much worse but we are better prepared.”

As the FT goes on to note, "capacity in the container shipping industry increased 8 per cent in 2015 despite the fact that Maersk only sees global trade and therefore demand growing at between 1% and 3% in 2016". 

Imports to Brazil, Europe, Russia, and Africa are all falling, Andersen warned. The company's business, Andersen says, is suffering from a "massive deterioration." That, you can bet, will likely lead to a "massive deterioration" in Maersk's shares, which took a substantial hit on Wednesday in the wake of the quarterly and annual results.

Through it all, Andersen is attempting to strike an upbeat tone: "We are very strongly placed not only to get through this period but benefit from it. We are quite enthusiastic about it," he said.

Check back in six months to see how "enthusiastic" Andersen is once he realizes the slump in global growth and trade is no longer cyclical but has in fact become structural and endemic.

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Clooney, Streep Open Berlin Islamophiliac Film Festival

Film festivals like award ceremonies are where shallow, self obsessed luvvies gather to indulge in mutual arse kissing. Trouble is these flimsy, one - dimensional people think they are important (Picture source)

Hollywood will be out in force to kick off the Berlin film festival Thursday, with Meryl Streep joining George Clooney and the Coen brothers for the event where Europe’s refugee crisis will also play a starring role.

The 11-day Berlinale which, like most film festivals in Europe except for Cannes and Venice, is usually ignored by Hollywood is this year attracting the 'liberal' airheads of Hollywood as they see a chance to indulge in the favourite pastime of rich, talentless American media luvvies by meddling in things they don't understand.

Clooney, a pretty, simpering dimwit actor who, in one of the festival's main attractions, Hail Caesar, plays pretty, simpering dimwit actor (the role he is cast in whatever his vehicle), is expected on the red carpet with his wife Amal and co-stars Channing Tatum and Tilda Swinton.

“Hail, Caesar!” made by ultra 'liberal' brothers Joel and Ethan Coen who used to make decent films until they decided their job was not to entertain us but to brainwash us with politically correct propaganda, opened in the United States last week to the predictable rave reviews from presstitutes but modest (less be honest, effing disastrous,) box office returns, is screening at the festival.

Streep is serving as this year’s jury president, judging 18 contenders from around the world.

The three-time Oscar winner and her team including British actor Clive Owen will on February 20 hand out the Golden Bear top prize, which last year went to Iranian dissident filmmaker Jafar Panahi for “Taxi”, which he made in secret.

Among the world premieres generating buzz ahead of the start was a new adaptation of the international bestseller “Alone in Berlin”, Hans Fallada’s 1947 novel based on a true story.

The Nazi-era thriller sees Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson play a German couple who risk their lives to mount a resistance campaign against Hitler after losing their only son in the war.

As Europe endures the largest refugee influx since World War II, with 1.1 million asylum seekers arriving in Germany last year, the theme of migration will be front and centre at the event. In other words it is just a propaganda festival. Ignore everything to do with it.

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