Russia / China Alliance Warmly Welcomes Iran ...
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Well, well, well!
Who'da thunk it?
It it appears that thanks to his incessant insistence that Iran's in line for more even war waged from Washington, el Pretzeldente may just have hit that infamous 'trifecta' again.
But not one he ever expected. Since in spite of many intelligent & insightful individuals predictions -- the creep-in-chief chose not to take any of them into account. And modesty definitely doesn't forbid This Old Brit from shouting out loud, that he was always found to be at the fore of all such sensible 'soothsayers'.
Have you heard about this from the Asian Times?
Didn't any of the dickheads like Donald, Dickie and George realise that alliances are always arranged whenever such blatant bullying as Bushco's been dishing out for the last few years, ferments strong foreign feelings in favour of forming mutual interest, alliances ? In their own national interests? For their own future protection?
Apr 18, 2006
China, Russia welcome Iran into the foldBy M K Bhadrakumar The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which maintained it had no plans for expansion, is now changing course.
Mongolia, Iran, India and Pakistan, which previously had observer status, will become full members. SCO's decision to welcome Iran into its fold constitutes a political statement.
Conceivably, SCO would now proceed to adopt a common position on the Iran nuclear issue at its summit meeting June 15.
Of course they didn't -- because the blinkered bunch of bloody dimwits have been blighted by one track minds, from day one. One track minds, just as as all too often, other aspiring empire-architects similarly suffer from.
And This Old Brit chose the word suffer, with care.
Get a good gander at this snip.
Visiting Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mohammadi told Itar-TASS in Moscow that the membership expansion "could make the world more fair".
And he spoke of building an Iran-Russia "gas-and-oil arc" by coordinating their activities as energy producing countries.
Mohammadi also touched on Iran's intention to raise the issue of his country's nuclear program and its expectations of securing SCO support.
And how does this sound for an excellent example of superbly, subtle understatement.
Now, quickly crossing the continents, what about coupling all the above up with what follows? Which is the recently reported (in the UK press) -- almost revolutionary-like -- revelation regarding an at least semi-siesmic shift in Bush's buddy Blair's previously oft stated, solidarity stance?
The timing of the SCO decision appears to be significant.
( Significant, eh? Ha. No shit, Sherlock? )
( Then there's this too. )
Meanwhile, Washington's relations with Tashkent (Uzbekistan) remain in a state of deep chill. The US attempt to "isolate" President Islam Karimov is not working.
(Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is visiting Tashkent on April 25.) Again, Tajikistan relies heavily on Russia's support. In Kyrgyzstan, despite covert US attempts to create dissensions within the regime, President Burmanbek Bakiyev's alliance with Prime Minister Felix Kulov (which enjoys Russia's backing) is holding.
The Central Asians have also displayed a lack of interest in the idea of "Greater Central Asia". This became apparent during the conference sponsored by Washington recently in Kabul focusing on the theme.
The SCO's enlargement move, in this regional context, would frustrate the entire US strategy.
Blair refuses to back Iran strike,I wonder how that grabs George the great-leader?
BRIAN BRADY WESTMINSTER EDITOR
TONY Blair has told George Bush that Britain cannot offer military support to any strike on Iran, regardless of whether the move wins the backing of the international community, government sources claimed yesterday.
Amid increasing tension over Tehran's attempts to develop a military nuclear capacity, the Prime Minister has laid bare the limits of his support for President Bush, who is believed to be considering an assault on Iran, Foreign Office sources revealed.
While the sense of crisis over Iran has been escalated by the fiery rhetoric between Tehran and the West - particularly Washington - many within the British government are now convinced that the impasse can be resolved by repeating the same sort of painstaking diplomatic activity that returned Libya to the international fold.
The approach contrasts sharply with the strategy employed during the run-up to the war in Iraq, when ministers repeatedly issued grim warnings to Saddam Hussein over the consequences of not falling in line with their demands.
"The only long-term solution to Iran's problems is democracy," said Alex Bigham, co-author of the FPC report. "But it cannot be dictated, Iraq-style, or it will backfire.
Iran may seem superficially like Iraq but we need to treat Iran more like Libya. Diplomatic engagement must be allowed to run its course. There need to be bigger carrots as well as bigger sticks."
However, the conciliatory language was not reflected in the approach from Washington, where senior figures in the Bush administration remain keen to stress the danger of Tehran's intentions.
The plot thickens, eh?
Could the combined common sense of the best of brains of several ( substantial ) countries now be contemplating what could quite reasonably be classed as a kind of counter-coup, against the creepy US neo-con crew, currently completely cocking up everything they touch?
So, read the pair of pieces which This Old Brit's just pointed out. Then make your own mind up.
Could the way the wind's now begun blowing be any plainer? And I do mean, ANY plainer.
Iran, Russia, China alliance.
Blair's buggering off of Bush.