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    Detention of (Australian) CGTN anchor shows that in Xi Jinping's China, not even the propagandists are safe


    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/01/m...hnk/index.html

    "Speaking to Sydney radio station 2GB Tuesday, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne could not say
    why Cheng has been detained since August 14, but described the idea that Cheng could be used by
    China as a pawn in the deteriorating relationship between the two countries as "speculative at best.""
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    Donald Trump could win the US election for the same reason he won last time

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/dona...01-p55r6r.html

    "The great outsourcing of America was backed by Republicans and Democrats, so both became the enemy. When Trump emerged, devotees saw him as a revolutionary vandal. They did not want him to go to Washington and fix it; they wanted him to burn it down. They wanted to inflict a measure of the pain they felt and the louder the mainstream media complained the more convinced they became that he was their man."
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    I see that China and India are once again inching closer to another standoff in Ladakh

    https://www.telegraphindia.com/india...uo/cid/1790637

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    Following on from the evening news...

    Novichok poisoning of Navalny will heighten tensions between Russia and west




    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-west-analysis
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    Using novichok against Navalny is a Russian message of menace


    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/02/using-novichok-against-navalny-is-a-russian-message-of-menace

    'One theory is that Putin has been spooked by recent protests, both in neighbouring Belarus and in Russia’s far east, where locals have been protesting for weeks in the city of Khabarovsk against the dismissal of a popular mayor. Putin is determined to avoid the mass demonstrations seen in Minsk against his neighbour Alexander Lukashenko. By removing the country’s foremost opposition leader, this scenario becomes less likely.'






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    Where things stand, uneasily...

    China's rise takes the world into uncharted waters


    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20...power-feature/
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    Germany wades into the Indo-Pacific fray

    “[W]e wish that the sea trade routes stay free and safe, because they are important for all,” said the German leader. At the time, Merkel also emphasized the importance of “multinational courts” and international arbitration as “an option for a solution” of maritime disputes.

    This was seen as implicit support for the Philippines’ arbitral complaint filed against China at The Hague, which Manila eventually won in July 2016.

    On the occasion, Merkel gave an early 18th century map of China that graphically questioned Beijing’s “historic” claims to both Taiwan and the bulk of South China Sea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davexl View Post
    Using novichok against Navalny is a Russian message of menace


    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/02/using-novichok-against-navalny-is-a-russian-message-of-menace

    'One theory is that Putin has been spooked by recent protests, both in neighbouring Belarus and in Russia’s far east, where locals have been protesting for weeks in the city of Khabarovsk against the dismissal of a popular mayor. Putin is determined to avoid the mass demonstrations seen in Minsk against his neighbour Alexander Lukashenko. By removing the country’s foremost opposition leader, this scenario becomes less likely.'





    You may also consider that ". . . removing the country's foremost opposition leader. . . " creates the focal point of a martyr. And as the Christian churches so amply demonstrate, movements thrive on martyrs.


    As for Belarus, I'm not sure that you have to look much further than Ukraine or Georgia for a glimpse of Belarus' likely future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davexl View Post
    Using novichok against Navalny is a Russian message of menace


    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/02/using-novichok-against-navalny-is-a-russian-message-of-menace

    'One theory is that Putin has been spooked by recent protests, both in neighbouring Belarus and in Russia’s far east, where locals have been protesting for weeks in the city of Khabarovsk against the dismissal of a popular mayor. Putin is determined to avoid the mass demonstrations seen in Minsk against his neighbour Alexander Lukashenko. By removing the country’s foremost opposition leader, this scenario becomes less likely.'
    What's the real story?

    https://off-guardian.org/2020/06/19/5-facts-bbcs-the-salisbury-poisonings-forgot-to-mention/


    Also, just another 'fact'........

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

    "Porton Down is located just northeast of the village of Porton near Salisbury, in Wiltshire, England. To the northwest lies the MoD Boscombe Down airfield operated by QinetiQ. On some maps, the land surrounding the complex is identified as a "Danger Area".[3]"
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    Germany signalled it is prepared to reconsider its Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project with Russia in light of the poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, who was roused from an induced coma on Monday.
    For clarity, nothing I say is advice....

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat View Post
    Germany signalled it is prepared to reconsider its Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project with Russia in light of the poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, who was roused from an induced coma on Monday.
    Which raises the twin questions of:

    Where will Germany/Europe buy their gas?
    Where can Russia sell their gas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTM 3442 View Post
    Which raises the twin questions of:

    Where will Germany/Europe buy their gas?
    Where can Russia sell their gas?
    Europe won't be in a mood to mess with gas supply heading in to Winter. Putin can turn the tap off for a few weeks/months if he is so inclined. Why do you think he was allowed to walk into Crimea?

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    New to this thread out of interest

    I believe this is a great book to understand the direction of the world in the coming years.

    The New silk roads by Peter Frankopan

    Real Eye opener on why America is isolating itself, China is becoming an aggressor and why maybe Asia will possibly be the new west within time.

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    Australia faces down China in high-stakes strategic shift


    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20...hina-strategy/

    Make up your own mind New Zealand, try waking up first...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davexl View Post
    Make up your own mind New Zealand, try waking up first...
    Scott Morrison's has a buzz in his head that he thinks is divine, but is really coming from 5g radio waves.

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/fede...01-p54g2o.html
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    Taiwan calls for global coalition against China's aggression as US official flies in

    Taipei speaks of ‘real possibility’ of war as US undersecretary for economic affairs pays visit that Beijing regards as provocative




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    Quote Originally Posted by Davexl View Post
    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/mili...olve-modernise

    "the risks of naval confrontation between the two countries are increasing, because the ‘freedom of navigation’ appeal by the US is in essence to maintain its own hegemonic status and, in this sense, Washington is destined to clamp down on every Chinese move that will help the Chinese naval capability build up,”


    https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/polit...it-record-high

    https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific...a-sea-1.627890

    https://thediplomat.com/2020/01/sout...ion-operation/

    https://thediplomat.com/2020/07/us-c...s-in-spratlys/

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-a...-idUSKCN24H0D5

    South China Sea - fear of the loss of hegemony.
    Freedom of Navigation excercises were used in the Persian Gulf.
    The USS Stark and USS Vincennes were able to "expose" National Security challenges.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Vincennes_(CG-49)
    "dispatched to the Persian Gulf in 1988 in support of Operation Earnest Will during the Iran–Iraq War. Operating in this capacity the
    cruiser shot down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing 290 passengers and sparking an international incident between
    Iran and the United States."


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Stark_incident
    "The USS Stark incident occurred during the Iran–Iraq War on 17 May 1987, when an Iraqi jet aircraft fired two Exocet missiles at
    the American frigate USS Stark. A total of thirty-seven United States Navy personnel were killed or later died as a result of the attack,
    and twenty-one were injured........................................... ..
    Washington used the incident to pressure Iran, which it later blamed for the whole situation. President Reagan said "We've never
    considered them [Iraq's military] hostile at all", and "the villain in the piece is Iran".[7][8][9]"

    Freedom of Navigation exercises in South China Sea now risk a 'Gulf of Tonkin' incident.
    https://www.britannica.com/event/Gul...onkin-incident

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/echo...13-p55v4s.html

    At the end of WWII America was at it's peak in warfaring. They tried to move on a weak China, weakened by its
    civil war, by attacking through Korea. America got a bloody nose for their efforts.

    https://koreanwarlegacy.org/chapters...he-yalu-river/
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    Taiwan pledges deeper U.S. ties as Chinese jets harry island


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    Outgoing US ambassador to China blames Beijing for coronavirus as he heads home to help Trump

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/18/a...hnk/index.html

    And while Branstad said the US "has taken the lead" on holding Beijing to account, he pointed
    to growing discontent elsewhere in the world, which he put down to China's increasingly aggressive
    diplomacy, as well as the country's failure to contain the initial coronavirus outbreak.

    "It's really I think the communist system of China, and their unwillingness to admit wrongdoing.
    That caused this whole thing to happen. And that's the tragedy of it," Branstad said.


    "Interest for people around the world in working with and supporting China has gone down
    dramatically, not just in the United States."
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