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Russia's and China's are demanding that robust evidence are produced, visible for every member of the "International Community". These evidence must be clearly on the table. Russia's and China's demand is more than understandable - especially evidence that will stand up in the United Nations. So, if they do exist why those who are saying they do, are not coming forward?
As long as this evidence do not exist the allegations are stinking miles away against the wind just in the same way as the lies about Saddam's WMD's. It simply can not go on that NATO is the air-force of Saudi-Arabia and other Gulf monarchies. Plus, with all this lying, and till evidences are not presented to the UN, Kerry's, Obama's, Hollande's et all talks can not be trusted while the situation is just getting further out of control.
Why is it so difficult for some Western leaders to understand that from its inner logic Russia can't allow to yield: Syria is a cornerstone of Russia's Middle East policy. It is therefore not obvious that the Kremlin will drop Assad. Because of this it is difficult to imagine that the conflict can be solved without Moscow. Or are we going to bomb their facilities as well, as we did bomb the Chinese embassy in Belgrade 1999? If we alienate Moscow and Beijing and then on top of it at the same time, set the "wider Middle-East" in flames by celebrating the protests of the people, we will not make the world a better place. We will less often have a chance to reach consensus and will then in the future just talk about "compromises". Most of all we better have plans how our dependency on energy resources can be compensated, - after those excising ones are gone. It is no secret that Iraq today is still producing less oil then it did during the sanctions. For those who remember the thesis of Bin-Laden: "how to make the West ungovernable" knows what I'm talking about.
Worrisome is that the way to get to legitimize military intervention by the UN Security Council, is hardly up for debate among our Western "reality monopolist". Besides Russia and China will veto it. Even if D. Cameron and F. Hollande are loosing their victory over their economies, which is still in their countries since 5 years in tatters. To divert public attention with a "Tomahawk staccato" can't be a solution. The US is heading to another increase of its debt-level since it has reached the top of the mountain of 17 trillion debts. See here the two interviews: the first by Lord David Oven, chief negotiator during the conflict in Yugoslavia, the second by es former head of the British Army, General Lord Dannatt. Both are are very conscious about any sort of intervention.
It is wrong to say that all diplomatic means have been exhausted. To prevent the situation from escalating, the world powers need as quickly as possible go to the negotiating table. Russia and China have to be convinced by a broad alliance which can make it clear that solutions are possible, - for example an alliance of Western countries and the Arab League. This again demands: there must be evidence submitted that the Assad regime has committed this crimes and was using chemical weapons, - if such evidences exist...
Also, even Syria is not officially on the agenda: an opportunity for such talks offers the G-20 summit next week in St. Petersburg. A military intervention before the meeting of the leaders of the major industrialized countries and emerging economies of the world would be more than a serious mistake. Not again another Iraq!
In addition, the German government would be well advised to be very subdued and quiet. In '80 years, the German companies "Immhausen Chemie" and "Kolb AG" had supplied poison gas production facilities to Iraq and Libya. It was in the good old days of journalism as the NYT made this crime known to the public, that German companies are building these factories in Samara and Rabtia.
photo credentials: this "explanation is from Jeremey Bowens Twitter side. Just his Twitter site is a real treasure trove
An encrypted e-mail service, the former U.S. intelligence officials Edward Snowden said to have used for communication, has apparently forced under pressure from the U.S. authorities to close. The owner of the e-mail service Lavabit, Ladar Levison said on its website on Thursday that he had decided after much consideration to adjust its service. Either he repent "almost ten years of hard work," or he'll becomes accomplice "of crimes against the American people," Levison wrote.
Levison complains in his message that he could not disclose any details about the causes of the setting of Lavabit. "As things stand at the moment, I can not share my experience of the last six weeks, although I have twice made the necessary applications," Levinson wrote. The U.S. law allows the security services to companies undertake that they will not make the instructions given to them in public. Lavabit was started ten years ago in Texas as a service that enables secure communications via email.
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, buys the Washington Post. What is changing now for the world's traditional daily?
Here an Overview:
All Washington Post articles will be rearranged again and again according to their popularity. Their ranking can be updated hourly because the "Dear Reader" can evaluate each article with an asterisk. This will be explained as a step forward to "quality - journalism".
In the future these articles will be written by a team from the approved agency "rent-a-journalist". This will be more efficient because these guys are not so demanding and they will write without growling directly near the assembly line of the printing-press which is standing in a cheap warehouse.
To build on WP's previous investigative successes, the Watergate discoverers, Bernstein and Woodward, will be reactivated: the new WP boss Jeff Bezos will personally guide the two top-discoverer trough the company-headquarters of Amazon and let Bernstein and Woodward discover incredible filth within Amazon - so that Bernstein and Woodward can exclusively report for the Washington Post. To avoid conflicts with image damage WP will get a new name. A brand name of these times.
So, because for tax purposes, the Washington Post will be renamed Bermuda Post, its head quarter then will be in cozy neighborhood to accenture and the rest of those super successfully, frightened of tax rules companies. If we are lucky we may even get finally the most accurate explanation about Enron's and Worldcom's attempts to be the first truly inventors of "social" networking.
As kind of consolation, the Washington Post of course will be mentioned in the New Bermuda Post in every issue as "recently read newspapers."
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