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16 October 2007

Russia's Putin In Iran: Warns America To 'Cool It' Across All Caspian Countries ...

Tsk, tsk.

Talk about 'can't see the woods for the trees'. Talk about 'the ties that bind'. Talk about ignoring elephants in living rooms

Isn't it about time the self-deluding, self-styled "Uniter" US President, George W. Bush realised that both blood and oil are lots thicker than water?

That nobody puts up with bullies for ever? That every worm turns, eventually? That every dog will have it's day?

And that no one's any longer scared of a (so plainly proven in Iraq & Afghanistan), lame-duck loser such as himself?



Putin in Iran for landmark visit

The visit coincides with a summit of leaders from the [oil & gas rich], Caspian region

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Iran for a historic visit, the first by a Kremlin leader since Stalin joined a summit there in World War II.

Mr Putin attended a summit of heads of countries in the Caspian Sea area and is set to meet Iran's leaders.
(snip)

At the meeting of the five states bordering the Caspian Sea - Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan - the countries' leaders signed a declaration agreeing to never allow their territory to be used for an attack on another littoral state.

"The parties emphasise that in no circumstances will they allow their territory to be used by a third country to commit aggression or other military action against one of the parties," AFP news agency quoted the text as saying.
(snip)

Moscow has called for a peaceful resolution of the dispute, urging the international community to show patience.

"It is futile to frighten Iran and its people - they are not scared," Mr Putin said before the visit.
Read the rest of this report right here.

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10 Comments:

Anonymous dutch said...

Brit,

Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't Russia already supply a very large amount of the energy used in much of Europe?

I note proposed pilelines through Turkey and to China from this area. It really looks like a Bush push for stronger sanctions in the Security Council isn't going anywhere.

Any military action by the US against Iran would also be very dangerous to US relations with a whole lot of the area.

I would almost say that Russia is posed to be an even bigger winner from the US stupidity in Iraq than even Iran.

5:54 pm  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

I've been maintaining for a while that if the United States launches a genuine aerial blitz of Iran, it will mean taking on Russia and its Caspian former fellow members of the USSR and maybe also China itself. The weapons involved could more likely be financial than military hardware.

hmmm...Looks like Putin has made some headway in getting the Caspian countries not to cooperate in the U.S. plans to build phony "anti-ballistic missile" bases along/within their respective borders, no matter how many "sweeteners" are packed into the proposals.

There is no such thing as an effective anti-ballistic-missile kind of missile.

That was certainly his "heads-up" message to them at the Warsaw Conference last spring.

Everyone knows by now if this breaks into all out war it is World War III which could mean the end of civilization if it goes nuclear.

6:12 pm  
Anonymous phil said...

Amazing isn't it how all the oil and gas rich countries just happen to be evildoers, terrorist states or terrorist sympathising or supporting states, un-free, in need of democracy (American style) and regime change?

Ha. NOT!

Perhaps more amazing though is that so many people (mainly across the pond) naievly believe such amazing "coincidence" shit.

[This Old Brit's erudite readers and commenters excepted of course.] ;=}

6:32 pm  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

Phil, that's just like the "amazing" thing that in a previous post we found that all the American media were automatically describing the sleeping adults and children on the roofs in Sadr City as "Terrorist snipers firing on the 'good guys' from rooftops."

When the war is against Terrorists, any killing we do is justified -- just label the dead as 'Terrorists'."

7:20 pm  
Anonymous old soldier said...

Dutch, you're right on all counts.

Rosemary and Phil, I just posted something on young Ms Erdla's heartbreaking post but on catching up to here and seeing what you're saying I think I'll post it here as well.
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Erdla, My heart goes out to you all. I'm an old man now and like so many others I know that this kind of thing happened all the time, on an even larger scale }and for longer} in Nam.

But it didn't just start there. How many know {or want to know} what US troops did during the Korean war?

Here's an excerpt from true piece of writing {AP verified} about mass slaughter of innocent civilian refugees {many women & kids included } carried out by good old, GI JOE.
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It was a story no one wanted to hear: Early in the Korean War, villagers said, American soldiers machine-gunned hundreds of helpless civilians, under a railroad bridge in the South Korean countryside.

When the families spoke out, seeking redress, they met only rejection and denial, from the U.S. military and their own government in Seoul. Now a dozen ex-GIs have spoken, too, and support their story with haunting memories from a "forgotten" war.

These American veterans of the Korean War say that in late July 1950, in the conflict's first desperate weeks, U.S. troops -- young, green and scared -- killed a large number of South Korean refugees, many of them women and children, trapped beneath a bridge at a place called No Gun Ri.

In interviews with The Associated Press, ex-GIs speak of 100, 200 or simply hundreds dead. The Koreans, whose claim for compensation was rejected last year, say 300 were shot to death at the bridge and 100 died in a preceding air attack.

You can read the whole shameful story here. Including corroboration by some US troops themselves involved.

I guess many of the guilty are already in hell now. But that won't turn back the clock.

Fuck all war. It always turns some men into monsters. Maybe they weren't men at all though, I dont know, maybe uniforms and weapons just helped them show themselves as the monsters they already were.

PEACE is the ONLY HONEST answer, EVERY time.
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Old Brit and Richard, I wish I'd found you place a long time ago. You talk sense and you tell the truth ... something very rare in these godforsaken times.
I'm going to mail everyone on my lists to tell them to bookmark you.

Thank you for telling it like it is. You're a brave man and an honest man = these days that's rare too. All power to your elbow.

9:32 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Thanks everyone, you're all good people to know.

I'm just butting in to say (again) that we keep getting losts of interesting visitors lately.

Here's the latest.

Domain Name state.gov ? (U.S. Government)
IP Address 169.253.4.# (U.S. Department of State)
ISP U.S. Department of State
Location Continent : North America
Country : United States (Facts)
State : District of Columbia
City : Washington
Lat/Long : 38.9097, -77.0231 (Map)
Distance : 3,480 miles

Language unknown
Operating System Microsoft WinXP
Browser Internet Explorer 6.0
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)

Heh. I never knew we were so "important" or "mattered" so much.

9:47 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

They just keep on coming.

Domain Name (Unknown)
IP Address 137.95.1.# (HQ USEUCOM)
ISP HQ USEUCOM
Location Continent : North America
Country : United States (Facts)
State : Armed Forces Europe, Middle East, & Canada
City : Apo
Lat/Long : unknown

Language unknown
Operating System Microsoft WinXP
Browser Internet Explorer 6.0
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; InfoPath.1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)

9:54 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Well, if I and/or the blog suddenly go Awol ..... eh?

9:56 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I was going to post my usual 'Good old Vlad' comment here, Richard, but what you've written above is a bit hard to follow on from, except...

...now we know why the American administration concerned with putting the Internet on line insists on keeping all the strings firmly in American hands. There is an article on BBC.online about some blogs being pulled off the net.

*sweetoldlady*

10:20 pm  
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3:44 am  

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