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To ECUADOR: Honor your commitments and international laws. Respect the UN decisions that Julian Assange is not guilty of any wrongdoing and grant him the full protection of asylum in Ecuador, as international law requires. The hand that feeds you now will slap you down just as quickly. The history of South and Central American nations is spread before you. Can you trust your new Master and Overlord? How much, Senor Presidente, is your personal freedom worth? You will not rule a colony of America; Ecuador is destined to be a colony of Colombia, and you know this. He who gives with one hand takes away with the other. Said by :
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The "Silk Road" will pass through Jordan, Egypt and Israel

VOLTAIRE NETWORK | OCTOBER 16, 2018

After Daesh's attack on Palmyra, China abandoned the traditional route of the historic Silk Road (Baghdad, Palmyra, Damascus, Tire). An alternative route had been envisaged, no longer across Syria, but Turkey. He was also abandoned.

In antiquity, there was also a secondary road by Petra (Jordan) and Alexandria (Egypt). Ultimately, the new route should go through Jordan and then split into Egypt and Israel.

The route by Egypt has been validated by the Obama administration. Washington has authorized the doubling of the Suez Canal (already operational) and the creation of a vast industrial zone (in progress).

The Trump administration would have authorized the route by Israel. The Shanghai International Port Group has just bought the operating concession for the ports of Haifa and Ashdod. China will also build the Mount Carmel Tunnel to double the supply of Haifa Port.

In 2021, 90% of Israel's international trade will be controlled by China, which means that it will become the co-protector of the country with the United States; a perspective that provokes indignation in Israeli-US military circles.

This decision completely upsets regional geopolitics. So far, Beijing has been a trading partner of Israel (except in arms) and Hamas political (which has representation in Beijing). Identically, China was supplying missiles to Lebanese Hezbollah. From now on, Hamas and Hezbollah will no longer be able to attack Israeli road, rail and port targets without clashing with China. For example, Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that in the event of an Israeli attack on Lebanon, he could bomb the nuclear material stored in Haifa, thus welcoming his own "atomic bomb". ".

This decision also upsets global geopolitics. The Sino-Israeli agreement requires Washington's authorization. China's trade strategy is shaking up the political constraints it ignores. It profoundly changes the meaning of the enlarged Eurasia Partnership between China and Russia, which now serves as the basis for the alliance between the two countries.

In the end, the announcement of this new route reveals a secret agreement between Beijing and Washington, despite the mutual escalation of customs duties between the two Great.

If this project comes to an end, every state in the Middle East will have to reposition itself. Then, all the states of the world will have to adapt to this new situation.

http://www.voltairenet.org/article203516.html

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Kuwait calls Turkey to install a military base on Kuwaiti land

RED VOLTAIRE | OCTOBER 16, 2018

The recent trip to Kuwait of the heir of the Saudi throne, Prince Mohamed ben Salman, has aroused great concern in that small emirate.

During his visit, Prince Mohamed ben Salman proposed to the emirate to establish the borders between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait ... incorporating to the kingdom oil fields still little exploited in the regions, currently Kuwaiti, of Khafji and Wafra.

The concern of the emirate is that Saudi Arabia made exactly the same proposal to Yemen, before starting its war against that country.

To avoid confrontation with the Saudi kingdom, the emir of Kuwait, Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah, with a great reputation as a moderate, has decided to put himself under the protection of Turkey, request that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, protector of the Muslim Brotherhood, welcomed.

Result: the armies of Turkey and Kuwait have just proceeded, on October 10, 2018, to the signing (see photo) of an agreement whose text is kept secret, although it is known that it authorizes the installation of a Turkish military base in Kuwait.

Turkey already has a military base in Qatar, which has allowed Emir Tamim ben Hamad Al-Thani to avoid a war with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the crisis that arose in 2017 between Qatar and the kingdom. Turkey currently has 3,000 troops in Qatar.

http://www.voltairenet.org/article203519.html

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This is The Most Powerful Natural Antibiotic Ever – Kills Any Infections in The Body The basic formula of this powerful tonic dates back to medieval Europe, that is, from the era when people suffered from all sorts of diseases and epidemics. This master cleansing tonic is actually an antibiotic that kills gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It has also a powerful antiviral and antifungal formula, increases blood circulation and lymph flow in all parts of the body. This plant-based remedy is the best choice for the fight against candida. This tonic has helped many people to cure many viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal diseases and even plague! Its power should most certainly not be underestimated. It can cure many chronic conditions and diseases. Encourages blood circulation, and purifies blood. This formula has helped millions of people throughout the centuries to fight the most deadliest diseases. The secret is in the powerful combination of high-quality natural and fresh ingredients! To sum up, this tonic is effective in the treatment of all diseases, successfully strengthens the immune system, acts as an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiparasitic medicine. Assists in the most severe infections. Master tonic – Recipe You may want to wear gloves during the preparation, especially when handling hot peppers, because it is difficult to get the tingling off your hands! Be careful, its smell is very strong, and it may stimulate the sinuses instantly.

Ingredients: 24 oz /700 ml apple cider vinegar (always use organic) ¼ cup finely chopped garlic ¼ cup finely chopped onion 2 fresh peppers, the hottest you can find (be careful with the cleaning – wear gloves!!!) ¼ cup grated ginger 2 tbsp grated horseradish 2 tbsp turmeric powder or 2 pieces of turmeric root Preparation: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, except for the vinegar. Transfer the mixture to a Mason jar. Pour in some apple cider vinegar and fill it to the top. It is best if 2/3 of the jar consist of dry ingredients, and fill in the rest with vinegar. Close well and shake. Keep the jar in a cool and dry place for 2 weeks. Shake well several times a day. After 14 days, squeeze well and strain the liquid through a plastic strain. For better results put a gauze over it. Squeeze well so the whole juice comes out. Your master tonic is ready for use. You do not need to keep the tonic in your fridge. It will last for long. Extra Tip: You can also use it in the kitchen – mix it with some olive oil and use it as a salad dressing or in your stews. Dosing: Caution: The flavor is very strong and hot! Extra Tip: Eat a slice of orange, lemon or lime after you take the tonic to ease the burning sensation and heat. Gargle and swallow. Do not dilute it in water as it will reduce the effect. Take 1 tablespoon every day to strengthen the immune system and fight cold. Increase the amount every day until you reach a dose of 1 small glass per day (the size of a liquor glass). If you struggle against more serious disease or infection, take 1 tablespoon of the tonic 5-6 times a day. It is safe for pregnant women and children (use small doses!) because the ingredients are all-natural and contain no toxins.

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The Truth
The Truth The idea that the United States government was established on Christian values is one of the greatest religious misconceptions in America. Phrases like “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” have been misconstrued by the established church and presented as being evidence of the nations “Christian heritage”. This is nothing less than religious and spiritual abuse and misuse of the church’s influence as it attempts to wield the power of the right and gain religious and political authority over the country. The facts are that, though the majority of America’s founding fathers may have been Christian by affiliation, many of them were, to a great degree, humanist in their worldview and political outlook... and this had a profound impact on how they viewed the involvement of the institutionalised church in political affairs. Though some may have brought their religion into their politics, they refused to bring ORGANISED religious establishments into politics. And yes... there is a difference. To understand the development of the American political stance respecting the relationship between the church and the state, one must understand the relationship that the church had with the state prior to the American Revolution. Prior to the 13 colonies becoming independent, they resembled much of their European counterparts when it came to the influence that religion had on civil matters. The southern colonies were largely Roman Catholic due to Spanish influence, which up until the late 1700’s, ruled Europe with an iron fist. To the North, England reigned supreme, and with it, the Church Of England which governed the state much like the Roman Catholic Church. In many of the colonies, it was a crime not to attend religious events, crimes they were punishable by finds, incarceration and in some cases, death. It was in this religiously hostile environment that the independent free colony of Pennsylvania came into existence. Started by the Quaker William Penn, it was a safe haven for those looking to practice religious freedom in the New World, and the model upon which the founding fathers built their view on the separation of an institutionalised and established church from a free and organised government. When the United States first formed its constitution, it’s leaders were under heavy pressure by the religious right to institute an established religion over the nation. But the question was, which sect would it respect? If Christian, which denomination? Would it be a Protestant or Catholic nation? Would a Baptist or Calvinist faith set the doctrinal standard? It was under this mounting religious scrutiny that the Quakers and Mennonites of Pennsylvania stepped into the fray, proposing that the government be a complete and separate entity from religion, and from their councils, the first AMENDMENT to the United States Constitution was constructed. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof—“ The Hard Right has never given up its fight to control America through civil legislation. And this fight threatens not only the Jew, Muslim, Buddhist or Atheist, but it also threatens the well being of less established Christian denominations as well. The reality is this... Just because something comes under the name of Christianity does not mean that it will have a positive impact on society. Some of the most ruthless crimes committed in human history have been committed by the established Institutionalised Christian Church. This is a fact that Americans would do well to remember. Our liberties are interwoven and intricately inseparable. To reject ones liberties for popular opinion, is to eventually yield all liberty into the hands of tyranny. History is a lesson book worth thorough investigation.
The Truth The idea that the United States government was established on Christian values is one of the greatest religious misconceptions in America. Phrases like “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” have been misconstrued by the established church and presented as being evidence of the nations “Christian heritage”. This is nothing less than religious and spiritual abuse and misuse of the church’s influence as it attempts to wield the power of the right and gain religious and political authority over the country. The facts are that, though the majority of America’s founding fathers may have been Christian by affiliation, many of them were, to a great degree, humanist in their worldview and political outlook... and this had a profound impact on how they viewed the involvement of the institutionalised church in political affairs. Though some may have brought their religion into their politics, they refused to bring ORGANISED religious establishments into politics. And yes... there is a difference. To understand the development of the American political stance respecting the relationship between the church and the state, one must understand the relationship that the church had with the state prior to the American Revolution. Prior to the 13 colonies becoming independent, they resembled much of their European counterparts when it came to the influence that religion had on civil matters. The southern colonies were largely Roman Catholic due to Spanish influence, which up until the late 1700’s, ruled Europe with an iron fist. To the North, England reigned supreme, and with it, the Church Of England which governed the state much like the Roman Catholic Church. In many of the colonies, it was a crime not to attend religious events, crimes they were punishable by finds, incarceration and in some cases, death. It was in this religiously hostile environment that the independent free colony of Pennsylvania came into existence. Started by the Quaker William Penn, it was a safe haven for those looking to practice religious freedom in the New World, and the model upon which the founding fathers built their view on the separation of an institutionalised and established church from a free and organised government. When the United States first formed its constitution, it’s leaders were under heavy pressure by the religious right to institute an established religion over the nation. But the question was, which sect would it respect? If Christian, which denomination? Would it be a Protestant or Catholic nation? Would a Baptist or Calvinist faith set the doctrinal standard? It was under this mounting religious scrutiny that the Quakers and Mennonites of Pennsylvania stepped into the fray, proposing that the government be a complete and separate entity from religion, and from their councils, the first AMENDMENT to the United States Constitution was constructed. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof—“ The Hard Right has never given up its fight to control America through civil legislation. And this fight threatens not only the Jew, Muslim, Buddhist or Atheist, but it also threatens the well being of less established Christian denominations as well. The reality is this... Just because something comes under the name of Christianity does not mean that it will have a positive impact on society. Some of the most ruthless crimes committed in human history have been committed by the established Institutionalised Christian Church. This is a fact that Americans would do well to remember. Our liberties are interwoven and intricately inseparable. To reject ones liberties for popular opinion, is to eventually yield all liberty into the hands of tyranny. History is a lesson book worth thorough investigation.
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NO FIRST USE

by Michael Krepon | October 15, 2018

“We are come to make a choice between the quick and the dead.” — Bernard Baruch before the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, June 14, 1946.

“To be quick in pulling the nuclear trigger is to be dead.” — MK

Archival research by Michael Beschloss has revealed that in 1968, General William Westmoreland, the beleaguered commander of U.S. troops in South Vietnam, requested that plans be drawn up for the use of tactical nuclear weapons to relieve his besieged troops at Khe Sanh. In other words, Dien Bien Phu all over again — with the same result.

“Westy’s” request was quickly quashed by presidential advisor Walt Rostow, who alerted his boss. LBJ said, in effect, “Hell, no.” In just eight years since the end of the Eisenhower administration, the view that tactical nuclear weapons should be considered as just another ordnance to make up for shortfalls in manpower and to curtail military budgets for conventional warfare went from normative to no way.

Ike helped the norm of non battlefield use when faced with a similar request to relieve French troops at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. When push came to shove, Ike decided against bailing France out of a doomed colonial war by using tactical nuclear weapons because he didn’t want the United States to get bogged down in brushfire wars in out of the way places without allies. Ike also chose restraint because he didn’t want to spark World War III against Russia and China. Dien Bien Phu was overrun by the Viet Minh later that year. French forces left after a fig leaf of a diplomatic settlement, to be replaced by U.S. forces, which left under the fig leaf of another diplomatic settlement two decades later.

Dien Bien Phu and Khe Sanh are less important in the annals of warfare than in their significance for the calculus of first use and no first use of nuclear weapons. Both were important markers in the long, endless debate over the military utility of nuclear weapons. This debate is never settled, but postponement of first use, replicated over time, has been consequential. Day by day, month by month, and year by year, the norm of non battlefield use has taken hold. Nonetheless, it is still contested, at least indirectly, by those who seek new low-yield options. And it will be contested in deliberations over the next Khe Sanh and Dien Bien Phu. The norm of non-battlefield use could still be broken at any time in regions like the Korean Peninsula and the subcontinent where warfare could occur, whether by design or miscalculation.

Campaigns to support the adoption of No First Use doctrines help reinforce the norm of non-battlefield use, supplementing the succession of decisions like those by Ike and LBJ over a prolonged passage of time. Formal adoption of No First Use declarations will continue to face long odds in countries like the United States, Russia and Pakistan where nuclear strategists believe that deterrence depends on the threat of crossing this threshold first.

Talking or arguing anyone out of a belief system is very hard. Overriding this belief system from the top down is another option, but national leaders are usually hesitant to buck doctrinal beliefs. Changes in belief tend to be experiential, and we can’t afford the experience of taking stock after the consequences of first and subsequent use. For the time being, extending the norm of No First Use depends on prudential decision making during nuclear-tinged crises. This, in turn, rests on the hope that national leaders will be able to recognize the difference between ephemeral advantage and far more damaging, longer term consequences.

https://www.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/1206011/no-first-use-2/
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