Daily Archives: November 9, 2014

Putin’s India Visit To Focus On Deeper Trade & Investment Ties – 9 November 2014

RT logoRajeev Sharma is a New Delhi-based journalist, author and strategic analyst. He tweets @Kishkindha and can be reached at bhootnath004@yahoo.com.

A much-needed boost in Indo-Russian ties may be just around the corner. President Vladimir Putin will visit India next month for a 15th annual bilateral summit, held for the first time with India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi.

India-Russia bilateral relations have been low key for a couple of years. There are many reasons for this sorry state of affairs – sorry because New Delhi and Moscow have had very close strategic ties for almost half a century now.

One of the bulwarks of Indo-Russian synergy was close defense ties and robust sales of weapon systems from Russia to India. But over the years, the Indian defense procurement policy has undergone a sea change, with India emphasizing self-reliance and indigenization.

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John Ward – An Alternative View: Lest We Forget On Remembrance Sunday – 9 November 2014

poppiesYou can persuade me of many things. But not that my Dad giving up three years of his life was worth it….or made any difference to anything

Last night marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Today is the 96th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The Wall existed in the first place because Soviet fascism knew no other way to keep its captives inside the cage. It was also a direct result of the collapse of Germany in 1945. Idiot holocaust denial claptrap about numbers aside, Hitler came to power on the back of an inflationary depression for which the Jews were largely blamed…and in which the currency was referred to as Jüdenkonfetti. My father read Mein Kampf in 1937, and immediately volunteered for the RAF. He was right wing, but an idealist with insight who knew the Nazis were coming. Continue reading

Israel Wants To Confiscate Over 3,000 Acres In West Bank ‘For Military Purposes’ – Report – 9 November 2014

RT logoIsrael has plans to take 3,176 acres of Palestinian land around a West Bank village near central Jerusalem, according to residents of the village who were handed orders signed by the head of IDF Central Command, Ma’an news agency reports.

Beit Iksa residents told Ma’an that the orders, signed by the Israeli military commander in the West Bank, Nitzan Alon, were distributed Saturday morning by the soldiers. They gave residents of the village until 2017 to evacuate the land.
Ma’an also published maps of the areas to be expropriated.

Soldiers who are deployed at the military checkpoint at the entrance to the village have also told the residents that a liaison officer would be arriving in the village on Monday to clarify the order.

Soldiers said that the decision had been made in 2012 to seize land for “security needs in this village adjacent to the green line,” Palestinian news agency WAFA reported. They said the new order was intended to reinforce a previously taken decision.

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SpaceX’s Elon Musk Mulls 100s Of ‘Lighter, Cheaper’ Internet Satellites – 9 November 2014

RT logoBillionaire business magnate and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has reportedly expressed hopes to start developing space satellites that could provide global internet access through hundreds of small, inexpensive models.

Musk is developing a partnership with the founder of WorldVu Satellites Ltd, Greg Wyler, with the ultimate intention of launching some 700 satellites, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Each one would weigh less than 250 pounds, the paper reported, or half the size of the smallest current commercial communications satellites.

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Putin, Xi Jinping Sign Mega Gas Deal On Second Gas Supply Route – 9 November 2014

RT logoPresident Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have signed a memorandum of understanding on the so-called “western” gas supplies route to China. The agreement paves the way for a contract that would make China the biggest consumer of Russian gas.

Russia’s so-called “western” or “Altay” route would supply 30 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas a year to China.

The new supply line comes in addition to the “eastern” route, through the “Power of Siberia” pipeline, which will annually deliver 38 bcm of gas to China. Work on that pipeline route has already begun after a $400 billion deal was clinched in May.

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Steve Lendman – Loretta Lynch For AG: Holder 2.0? – 9 November 2014

StevelendmanOn November 7, a White House press release announced her appointment for Attorney General. Succeding Eric Holder.

Calling her a “strong, independent prosecutor who twice led one of the most important US Attorney’s Offices in the country.”
Obama called her perhaps “the only lawyer in America who battles mobsters and drug lords and terrorists and still has the reputation for being a charming people person.”

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Wes Annac – Spiritual Condemnation And The ‘New Age Maze’ – Part 3/3 – 9 November 2014

wes-annac-300x229Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

Concluded from Part 2

Most seekers who criticize the ‘new age’ movement seem worried that it can cause others to give their power away instead of recognizing that the task of spiritual evolution is up to us. They’re right to be worried about this in a sense, because some are more interested in waiting for channeled predictions to manifest than doing the necessary inner work. Continue reading