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May 27, 2014

WORLD-TYRANT WORLD a/o 05 27 14

Filed under: news — jaspar @ 2:40 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD-TYRANT WORLD a/o 05 27 14 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May. 26, Juche 103 (2014) Monday 

 

 

http://www.rodong.rep.kp/en/index.php?strPageID=SF01_02_01&newsID=2014-05-26-0004&chAction=T

 

 

DPRK Government Economic Delegation Leaves for Syria, Russia 

 

 

 

A DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] government economic delegation led by Minister of Foreign Trade Ri Ryong Nam left Pyongyang on May 24 to take part in 

 

the 9th meeting of the DPRK-Syria Joint Economic Committee to be held in Damascus, Syria and 

 

the 6th meeting of the inter-governmental committee for cooperation in trade, economy, science and technology between the DPRK and the Russian Federation to be held in Vladivostok. 

 

 

 

 

 

Why War Is Inevitable [Excerpts] 

 

Copyright by Paul Craig Roberts 

 

May 25, 2014 @ 5:37 pm 

 

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/05/25/war-inevitable-paul-craig-roberts/

 

 

 

In the 20th century Russia and China learned what tyranny is, and they have rejected it. 

 

 

In the US tyranny has entered under the guise of the “war on terror,” a hoax used to scare the sheeple into abandoning their civil liberties, thus freeing Washington from accountability to law and permitting Washington to erect a militarist police state. 

 

 

Ever since WWII Washington has used its financial hegemony and the “Soviet threat,” now converted into the “Russian threat,” to absorb Europe into Washington’s empire. 

 

 

Putin is hoping that the interests of European countries will prevail over subservience to Washington.  This is Putin’s current bet.  This is the reason Putin remains unprovoked by Washington’s provocations in Ukraine. 

 

 

If Europe fails Russia, Putin and China will prepare for the war that Washington’s drive for hegemony makes inevitable. 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting with heads of leading international news agencies 

 

24 May 2014, 18:30, St Petersburg 

 

http://eng.news.kremlin.ru/news/7237/print

 

[ “Putin is hoping that the interests of European countries will prevail over subservience to Washington.  This is Putin’s current bet.” ]

 

[ Yesterday we got the whole of France Presse.  We’ll look at the rest to see if there’s 

anything suitable. ] 

 

 

SERGEI MIKHAILOV: Mr Putin, you know the next participant of this meeting well: John Daniszewski from Associated Press, the United States. 

 

If I’m not mistaken, in two years Associated Press will celebrate its 170th anniversary, and John has been working for AP for 35 out of these 170 years.  Go ahead, John. 

 

 

JOHN DANISZEWSKI: Greetings, Mr President.  It’s been more than two decades since the end of the Soviet Union, and during that time many roots and shoots of cooperation and contacts have grown between Russia and the United States.  Russians are living and doing business in America, American law firms, banks and oil companies are active here.  The world has changed. 

 

 

But now we have this breach over Ukraine.  Where do you think we’re going?  Is it the beginning of a new Cold War?  Is that something that needs to be avoided now? 

 

 

VLADIMIR PUTIN: I would not like to think of it as the beginning of a new Cold War.  No one is interested in that and I don’t think it will happen. 

 

 

The crisis in Ukraine is still unfolding.  I have just outlined my vision. 

 

 

It is true that we interact with the United States using many tools. 

 

 

To be honest, John, such interaction is efficient only when these tools are actually used.  If certain platforms were created to promote joint efforts, these platforms should not be about just getting together for a cup of tea or coffee.  Such platforms are expected to pave the way to solutions and compromises. 

 

 

However, if Russia’s only benefit is that it has been allowed to be present during discussions, Russia can’t accept this role. 

 

 

I think that we have every right to put the question this way.  We always take heed of our partners’ interests, and almost every time our answer is ‘yes’.  There are certain red lines that we can’t allow to be crossed.  Ukraine and Crimea are such a red line. 

 

 

I’ve already elaborated on this subject, but since you represent one of the world’s largest news agencies, I will reiterate: where are the guarantees that the government coup, this another colour revolution that happened in Ukraine, won’t be followed by NATO’s arrival to Ukraine? 

 

 

Nobody has ever discussed this issue with us in the past two decades.  I’d like to emphasise that nobody has conducted a meaningful dialogue with us on this. 

 

 

All we heard was the same reply, like a broken record: every nation has the right to determine the security system it wants to live in and this has nothing to do with you.  Take the issue of missile defence systems.  What haven’t we proposed, what options of cooperation haven’t we come up with! 

 

But the response has been the same, like a broken record: these systems are not intended against you.  But when we start proving, documents in hand, that these systems *are* intended precisely against us because all antimissiles deployed in certain areas can reach the launching pads of our ground-based ballistic missiles, the dialogue comes to a halt.  There is simply no substantive discussion. 

 

 

Who will guarantee that tomorrow some missile defence elements do not appear somewhere in Crimea, *or* would have appeared if the people of Crimea hadn’t voted for joining Russia in the referendum?  There are simply no guarantees. 

 

 

So, you’re right in saying that you have many tools for conducting dialogue and seeking solutions.  But these tools should not be used pursue the agenda of only one country [The World Tyrant] but to search for compromises that would be acceptable to all participants in this process with due consideration for each other’s lawful interests. 

 

 

[ AND ] 

 

 

SERGEI MIKHAILOV: Thank you, Mr Putin. Here is another news agency – British and Irish, with a 150-year history – Press Association, and its CEO Clive Marshall.  Your question please, Clive. 

 

 

CLIVE MARSHALL: Mr President, UK-Russian relations deteriorated significantly last week over the Ukrainian developments.  Cameron said Britain may have to prepare for a very different –-meaning worse-– long-term relationship with Russia.  He supported the sanctions against Russia and deployed fighter jets to the Baltic region.  Prince Charles, according to some reports, compared you to Hitler last week.  How would you comment on this? 

 

 

VLADIMIR PUTIN: This reminds me of a good proverb: You are angry, therefore you’re wrong.   Please pass on my words to the Prime Minister and to Prince Charles.  He has been to our country more than once.  I didn’t hear him say this, but if these words indeed were said, it is certainly unacceptable.  I’m sure he understands that as a man of manners.  I met him personally, as well as other members of the Royal Family.  This is not how monarchs should act. 

 

 

But over the past few years we have seen so much that nothing can surprise me anymore.  In my work, I will not be guided by what they say about me. 

 

 

I will be guided, as I said, solely by the interests of the Russian people. 

 

 

I hope that our colleagues in Great Britain will keep that in mind and 

 

will remember that when searching for solutions to any controversial issues we are always guided by international law. 

 

 

Only if we respect international law and interpret it consistently will we be able to find solutions to the most difficult issues. 

 

 

As for our practical issues, I would say, should our British partners be guided by their *national* interests –-like I am-– and not by *other* [anti-national, pro-World Tyrant] considerations, I’m sure this will soon become a thing of the past and we’ll be able to continue positive cooperation like we did before, maybe even reach some new heights, and can start thinking about what is to be done in order to make our future cooperation more effective. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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