June 12, 2006
Spencer, author of the book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades, points out that giving away Czechoslovakia did not stop Adolph Hitler's territorial ambitions leading up to World War II -- and giving away the West Bank, he says, will not dissuade Hamas.
"More territorial concessions are not going to bring peace," the author says emphatically. "They're not going to satisfy Hamas or the Palestinians in general, and they're only going to make it easier for the Palestinians to achieve their ultimate goal of the destruction of Israel."
Author Says Israeli Withdrawal Would Play Into Hamas' Hands
The Security Council,
Having heard the statement of the Permanent Representative of Jordan and other statements made before the Council,
Stressing the urgent need to achieve a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East,
Affirming once more that the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949 1/is applicable to the Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem,
that the policy and practices of Israel in establishing settlements in
the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since 1967 have no
legal validity and constitute a serious obstruction to achieving a
comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East;
UN Resolution 446 (1979)
of 22 March 1979
Posted by b on June 12, 2006 at 02:54 PM | Permalink
George Orwell must be spinning his in grave with the "newspin" these days.
We are in the second stage of the "great game". Bush and Blair tried a pre-emptive move, after 911.
They blew it.
Russia holds the energy taps. Putin quelled Kordovsky and the World Bank. China holds the T-Bills.
I'm pretty sure that Russia and China (whatever about the Security Council/hahahhaha), have made it plain to USA/uk that an attack on Iran is a no no.
Great old saying, high fences make good neighbours/Wall of China.
Expect a honourable withdrawal/victory. Beware Venezuala for energy needs.
Posted by: Cloned Poster | Jun 12, 2006 5:59:54 PM | 3
Also, beware Africa.
The New Scramble for Africa
If there is a New Great Game afoot in Asia there is also a "New Scramble for Africa" on the part of the great powers.^12 The National Security Strategy of the United States of 2002 declared that "combating global terror" and ensuring U.S. energy security required that the United States increase its commitments to Africa and called upon "coalitions of the willing" to generate regional security arrangements on that continent. Soon after the U.S. European Command, based in Stuttgart, Germany---in charge of U.S. military operations in Sub-Saharan Africa---increased its activities in West Africa, centering on those states with substantial oil production andor reserves in or around the Gulf of Guinea (stretching roughly from the Ivory Coast to Angola). The U.S. military's European Command now devotes 70 percent of its time to African affairs, up from almost nothing as recently as 2003.^13
As pointed out by Richard Haass, now president of the Council on Foreign Relations, in his foreword to the 2005 council report entitled More Than Humanitarianism: A Strategic U.S. Approach Toward Africa: "By the end of the decade sub-Saharan Africa is likely to become as important as a source of U.S. energy imports as the Middle East."
Posted by: lonesomeG | Jun 12, 2006 8:34:39 PM | 4
Great to see you around CP.
Your analysis is always appreciated.
Hope you'll come back more.
Great Game indeed!
Two babies building sand castles, who didn't compensate for tides, more like.
Posted by: Gurdana Khan | Jun 12, 2006 9:35:21 PM | 5
Bernhard, Spencer is a nasty clown, but why do you suppose that UN decrees mean anything? When I think of the UN, Rwanda and Sbrenica is what I recall.
Posted by: citizen k | Jun 12, 2006 10:55:39 PM | 6
First Announcement: Fifth IAA International Conference on Low-Cost Anti-Terrorist
Anti-Insurgency War Missions
Fifth IAA International Conference on Low-Cost Anti-Terrorist Anti-Insurgency War Missions
24-26 September 2006
ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
The Fifth IAA International Conference on Low-Cost Anti-Terrorist Anti-Insurgency Missions
is designed to provide a forum for military and IT scientists, weapons systems engineers,
financial managers, and defense agency representatives to exchange information, review
past mission sweep and destroy results, and present new ideas about small-scale anti-
terrorist anti-insurgency war missions.
Several important milestones in terms of low-cost anti-terrorist anti-insurgency war missions
will be achieved within the next two years, including the following:
* February 2007: LIBYAA - Limited BioWarfare Against Insurgent Agrarian Areas
* March 2007: SMART-IT - Take Down Insurgent IT Assets Across Broad Spectrum
* July 2007: CONTRAIL-MUHII - (continuation of unmanned CONTRAIL program) - Massed
UAV:Hellfire Iran Incursion
* December 2007: CEAPC - Concentrated Economic Attack on Pakistan Currency
* January 2008: Deep Impact IV - (Capture/Kill key Iraqi insurgent leaders in coordination
with US CIC Presidential race)
* July 2008: Messenger 7 (DHS Classified)
* November 2008: New Dawn - (DHS Classified)
The Conference will focus on the latest developments and the future outlook for low-cost
anti-terrorist anti-insurgency war programmes. A goal of the Conference is to expand cooperative
efforts throughout the global military community. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Mission Categories
* China (breakaway mujahadeen provinces)
* Russia (breakaway mujahadeen provinces)
* War Technology
* Low-cost UAV concepts for weapons delivery
* Non-Traditional Weapons (microwave lasers, electromagnetic pulsing)
* Depleted uranium and weaponized post-cursors
* Nano Miniaturisation (artificial bio-weapons not defined by Geneva Accords)
* Mission Planning and Operations
* Mission design
* Warcraft operations
* Tracking and data return
* Ground segment
* Delivery Systems
* Launch vehicles
* Piggyback concepts
* Advanced propulsion techniques
* Management Approach
* Opportunities for cooperative undertakings
* Model philosophy
* Risk assessment
* Validation test philosophy
* Success criteria
* Cost/schedule trade-offs
The Conference will consist of:
* Lectures by invited speakers
* Contributed papers
* Poster papers
* Panel d iscussions
* Conclusions and recommendations.
* 15 June 2006 First Announcement
* 17 July 2006 Final Announcement
* 8 September 2006 Preprints due
* 24-26 September 2006 Conference dates
* US Department of Defense
* European Joint Warfare Strikeforce
* International Atomic Energy Commission
* Federal Military and Technical Cooperation Service
* Lockheed Martin
* Boeing Company
* BE Aerospace
* Carlyle Group
* Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies
* George H.W. Bosch (CG, USA)
* Ludwig Richthoff (EJWS, Paris)
* Konstantin Kommersant (ISS, Moscow)
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Posted by: R2D2 | Jun 13, 2006 12:33:35 AM | 7