Extraction and the Politics of Natural Resources. Feb 19, 2008 18:24:14 GMT -5
Post by medo on Feb 19, 2008 18:24:14 GMT -5
chornyvolk said:Hope you are right bacause after reading this
Russia will definately be in the yankz sites.
But first, I must say that I always feel very sick when I read analysts openly and without any scruples and hesitation talk about conquering of countries for their natural resources.
Yes I know that stories about "democracy" and "human rights", so far used as excuse for aggressions for oil or military bases, are bullshits but at least they do not produce this sickness, at least not to such an extent.
My blood pressure in my head goes to the skies when I read something like this:
"With the huge demand for oil from China and now India, it becomes a geopolitical imperative for the United States to take direct, military control of those Middle East reserves as fast as possible"
One might think that spoken words are not important, but I strongly disagree! The words shape our minds, and the words turn human being into monsters!
If we easily accept words which coldly advocate banditism and stealing of wealth from other peoples just for ones own benefit then I think the world shall come to its end! We must not tolerate such language even on paper!
Words shape the mind and the mind shape our actions in the real world! If we easily accept the bad language and the bad words poison our minds it shall weaken our spirits! And we cannot fight in the real world with weak spirits!
Now, about the article:
I agree that in these circumstances TIME is Russian and Iranian ally. More time passes Russia shall become stronger and stronger and the west weaker and weaker. And both Russia and the West are fully aware of this.
But I am almost 100% certain that this time, after the western aggressions on Serbia (1999) and on Iraq (2003) the spirit, essentially important for the people to fight, is very strong in Iran and very weak in the west.
No one could expect today the people to stand and wait and allow to be caught on cheap stories about "democracy" and "human rights". No one could expect the people to believe in things such as "international laws" and UN! Especially these days when we see what happened in Serbia.
What we, common people, can catch by reading "between the lines", is that neither Russia nor Iran stand and wait doing nothing. In fact it is known that Russia and Iran cooperate on many issues in technological sphere for at least a decade! A lot of knowledge is transfered and Iran is a fast learner!
After Iran massively enriches uran for quite some time, and after it has been clearly visible to the whole world that Iran has technology to send satellites into orbits I think that the West faces very, very clear message -> it shall cost them a lot!
Regarding Russia it is absurd even to think about military confrontation between Russia and the West since it shall not be the end of the West but instead of the whole world. That war would certainly by the end of the civilization since it would not be fought with conventional forces from the very beginning to the very end. Even bacteria and planktons wouldn't survive (radiation). I think that the West is wild but certainly not insane! After all they are cowards (this has been proven both in Iraq and Afghanistan) and this is good for them. In some cases lack of courage prolongs life!