Monday, November 10, 2014

China signs currency swap deal with Qatar

on Nov. 3 a new chink in the petro-dollar system was forged as China signed an agreement with Qatar to begin direct currency swaps between the two nations using the Yuan, and establishing the foundation for new direct trade with the OPEC nation in the very heart of the petro-dollar system.
While this new agreement between China and Qatar is only for the equivalent of $5.7 billion over the next three years, Qatar becomes the 24th nation to open its Forex market to the Chinese currency, and solidifies acceptance of the Yuan as a viable option for the future in the Middle East.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

From Syrian Perspective

from syrian perspective Anonymous September 24th, 2014 at 8:24 PM [Level 0 - Anonymous] My conclusions /Observations.. 1) It is clear that at very least the Syrian Government is giving an opportunity to Obama to reverse the damage he have done to Syria , just an opportunity to see what happens.. 2)Syria have nothing much to lose with air strikes in north east of Syria... specially because Obama notified Syrian government of their intentions.. means recognition of Assad behind the President.. 3) Russia and IRAN pushing for an UN resolution for guarantees that Obama cannot change its plans from ISIS to Assad. Other things however.. 4)The flyover over northern Syria alone will not produce much gains/advantage over Syrian defenses ,you can map Syrian Radars space without invading Syria anyway.. 5)Syrian Radars are not all active.. They have been setup by Russia and they are interconnected..So if Russia wanted to do it.. they could configure things in a way that one lonely radar in Tartus and another in Damascus can be the eyes of all Syria Sam defenses.. at least above 3km to 5km above land should be seen. You only need Radars close to your enemies if they are flying low altitude.. but at low altitude planes are vulnerable to manpads and regular gun fire including the cannot hide its signal a short distance only at far.. it means that any soviet Sam Defense from vietnam era will be enough to finish an F-22 if make the mistake to step on the zone of a Sam Defenses without its Radars turned off.. but receiving data from another Radar . 6)So called Holes that US talk about Syrian defenses are non sense.. Simply Syria do not show all its cards .. and all its Radars.. you either can have passive radars and they cannot be detected like mobile defences TOR/Pansir or Buks or simply you have them connected in a network and 12 Air defenses units can be connected but only 1 reveal its position.. US airforce could target avoid the one they see ,but they will not avoid the ones they do not see. For example Russian Radars in Russian Territory for sure are connected with Syria.. So if Russia wanted they could share information.. and virtually Syria could turn off all its radars and only use the Russian ones in main land or the ones at Russian warships. with the limitation of altitude that cannot see low level flying planes.. but such planes are vulnerable to manpads or regular artillery .So the so called holes that US claim "mapped" means only what Syria wants to show. 7)US can attack with Drones and Tomahawks misisles.. the greatest danger is massive attacks of Tomahawks on Syrian military bases.. however Syria have tools to counter that.. Pantisirs and Tors can defeat low flying Cruise missiles and S-300s.. 50% of the time according to Russia. the ones that fail could be defeated by GPS jammers.. they basically copy the signals the tomahawks receive and repeats them again ..with the result of confusing the cruise missile.. GPS jammers can be very effective. and im sure Russia have given them to Syria. Only way to avoid GPS jammers is with Ballistic missiles but such attacks you cannot hide from Russian radars since fly high altitude. Russian Vorodez Radars for example detected Israel test of ballisctic missiles all the way to Syrian border. 8)There is something called Decoys.. this can be very very effective to fool any attack.. from air to ground missiles chasing a radar image. In a previous video in kosovo war ,their decoys were extremely successful ,Serbia managed to fool NATO airforces used primitive home decoys. And made them to bomb fake targets again and again and again.. after 20,000 bombs they only destroyed a dozen of tanks. they will look on NATO planes like Radars and or Tanks or artillery positions. The problem is that NATO cannot fly a sight distance below 4km altitude in Syria to attack anything because will make them vulnerable to any manpad or regular cannons gun fire or even assault rifles.. and ak-47 can shot down an F-22. for example. If is pilot is fool enough to use the plane like a close air support plane.. Take a look at Russia more advanced decoys . they are desgined to look identical to S-300s in satelites images and planes radars ,they also emit the same heat and radiation. only way to notice the fake is a very close distance.. This is the reason that for a Real bombing of Syrian Government its enemies needs ground troops with lazer designators because planes flying high are limited its view of real targets, And drones can be hacked with counter electronics. All Said.. US declaring a no fly zone over Syria will not be easy , and free of pain . They will lose many planes /drones if they start attacking Syrian government.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

House sales plunge in southern California

"home sales plunged across southern California this July"
"According to research firm CoreLogic DataQuick, buyers scooped up 20,369 new and resale houses and condos in the six-county region last month, down 12.4% from a year earlier. Similarly, home sales last month were 19.4% below the 26-year average for July."

Thursday, July 31, 2014


Original link to statement by Russia central bank
First Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation KV Yudaeva and Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India G. Padmanabhan at the twentieth meeting of the Subgroup on banking and financial issues of the Russian-Indian intergovernmental commission on trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation discussed the current state and prospects of cooperation between banks
The meeting was attended by representatives of central banks, ministries and agencies, credit organizations in Russia and India.
During the meeting dealt with the problems faced by the branches and subsidiaries of banks in the two countries and ways of addressing these problems.
As a priority area discussed the use of national currencies in mutual settlements. Given the urgency of the issue and the interest of commercial structures of the two countries, the meeting decided to establish a working group to develop a mechanism for the use of national currencies in mutual settlements. It will consist of representatives of banks and, if necessary, the ministries and departments of the two countries to coordinate its activities will be central banks of Russia and India.

Friday, July 18, 2014


Espirito Santo woes spill over to Angolan banking unit
"Investors are watching potential liabilities at BES's 12-year-old Angolan unit as a fault line in an escalating affair that has already roiled global markets and forced Portugal’s biggest telecoms firm to reduce its role in a planned merger with a Brazilian rival."

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NOTICE: I am not able to paste quotes from linked articles, and only able to post links and type by hand information about the story. Has anyone else had this problem in blogspot?

Monday, June 23, 2014


"All the Sunni tribes have come out against Maliki"
Comment by Ben JonesBen Jones
2014-06-23 07:19:01
‘Whilst the instability in Iraq has connections to the Syrian conflict next door, and many individuals who fought for Isis in Syria are now present in Iraq, the Iraqi insurgency is more acutely focused on solving the problems of Iraq’s fractured polity than it is the goals of more radical Islamic groups.’
‘In a recent interview with the Daily Telegraph, member of the Batta tribe and leader of the Islamic Army of Iraq Sheikh Ahmad al Dabash stated: “All the Sunni tribes have come out against (Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri) Maliki.’
“There are parts of the military, Baathists from the time of Saddam Hussein, clerics, everyone (who) came out for the oppression that we have been suffering,” he added.’
‘To dismiss what is happening in Iraq as the product of the maniacal whims of a few radical fanatics is to ignore the very real social inequality that exists in Iraq.
Travelling around the country in recent days, I have been shocked at the levels of deprivation that some of Iraq’s citizens have endured.’
‘The grouping of fighters that has swept through Iraq to within 60km (40 miles) of the capital is not a nihilistic jihadist group hell bent on the establishment of an Islamic caliphate.’
‘It is a more general uprising by large groupings of disaffected communities throughout north-western Iraq and a product of years of social exclusion, poor governance and corruption by the Iraqi government.’
So why is the media hellbent on portraying this as one small group?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Judge who sentenced Saddam to death has been executed by Iraq revolutionaries

"There were reports the execution of Iraqi judge, Raouf Abdel-Rahman, who spent the same judgment on Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, according to confirmed the pages on the social networking site, without official confirmation from the Iraqi government. The pages on social networking sites, including Page MP Jordanian Khalil Attieh on the site "Facebook" to "revolutionaries Iraqis arrested him and sentenced him to death in retaliation for the death of the martyr Saddam Hussein," he said, adding that Rauf tried to escape from Baghdad after wearing uniforms dancers.
"She page Izzat al-Douri, vice-president Saddam Hussein, the "Facebook" to the rebels Iraqis were able to arrest the Kurdish judge Rauf Rashid, who issued a death sentence against the former Iraqi leader, which is currently in the "grip of the soldiers of the Islamic State and the men of the Baath Party." She page address, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, "Judge Rauf Rashid in the grip of Mujahideen equipped Aahalki neck", in reference to al-Maliki, also falling in the hands of insurgents." اقرأ المقال الاصلى فى المصريون :[...]
Ed:Sorry I had trouble with the link, but the story is from from 18 June 2014.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


[LINK]"Following the Czech Prime Minister’s rejection of proposed NATO bases in his country, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico followed suit, rejecting the Slovakia is ready to meet its obligation as NATO member to host NATO bases or to have foreign troops stationed in the country.
On Tuesday Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said that the Czech Republic sees no need to allow a foreign military presence on Czech territory."

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


14:11 21/05/2014
Russia and China ink major gas contract
SHANGHAI, May 21 (RIA Novosti) – Russia and China agreed on a long-term gas supply contract in Shanghai on Wednesday, after years of talks on the deal, worth billions of dollars. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Director of the Chinese National Energy Administration Wu Xinxiong signed an intergovernmental memorandum on the mutual understanding in gas deliveries field through the eastern route. Earlier today, Russia’s gas major Gazprom and the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) signed a contract of purchase and sale of natural gas deliveries through eastern route, a RIA Novosti correspondent said. Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller has refused to name the gas price for China, citing a “corporate secret.” The price could be estimated at around $350 per 1,000 cubic meters. Miller said the overall cost of the 30-year contract for Russian gas deliveries to China is $400 billion. According to Miller, only at 4 am local time it became clear “that all the principal issues have been solved.”

Thursday, April 3, 2014


The U.S. Agency for International Development masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter," a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.
via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
" It appears the U.S. government is doing its best to ensure that nobody anywhere in any corner of planet earth will ever trust American technology again (or U.S. aid for that matter)."

Friday, March 28, 2014

Putin statement:US ignores international law

Putin press statement
Warren Pollock on US press: "balks" on Russia news


Syria under attack from Turkey
"The Turkish Aydinlik Dayly (AD) cites Mehmed Ali Ediboglu, an MP for Turkey’s largest opposition party CHP, as saying that the Syrian armed forces have shot down a Turkish drone over the Syrian city of Kassab. The downing of a Turkish drone has international implications, considering that Turkey is a core NATO member state."

Friday, March 14, 2014


FEBRUARY 25, 2014 , 9 : 56 AM GST
Muscat: Technical challenges facing the oil and gas sectors inOman were discussed at the Majlis Al Shura on Monday.
The Majlis Al Shura held its meeting, headed by Khalid bin Hilal Al Maawali, Chairman of Majlis Al Shura. The Majlis hosted Dr Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy, Minister of Oil and Gas.
The meeting started with a speech by the Chairman of Majlis Al Shura in which he said the Majlis Al Shura hoped, through this meeting, to be briefed on the results of new oil discoveries, the added value of petroleum refineries, the sector's contribution to the state's revenue and its reflection on the GDP.
Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi, undersecretary at the Ministry of Oil and Gas, gave a presentation about the oil and gas sectors in the Sultanate. He highlighted the new oil discoveries, areas of investment, and the volume of the daily production of oil, gas and petroleum refineries.
He also focused on investment support and the challenges facing oil and gas exploration and extraction, the techniques used to promote efforts to increase daily production rates of oil and gas, and raise the reserve rates to ensure the sustainability of the growth of the national economy and diversity of resources.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


FILE: Workers walk past an iron ore storage site at Yingkou Port, one of China's biggest ports for the import of the commodity, Liaoning province. (Reuters)China imported iron ore stockpiles clog ports
" 24-Aug-2012 Intellasia | Caixin | 7:01 AM Print This Post Imported iron ore is piling up at China’s ports, burying the potential for profits at state-owned and private commodities trading companies alike. Demand for ore bought overseas to sell domestically has declined over the past year while the nation’s steelmakers – the traders’ primary customers – work through their own inventories in a weak business environment. Traders are also getting squeezed by a decline in ore prices tied to market adjustments imposed by the world’s major suppliers in Australia, Brazil and India. Traders ranging from the privately held Shandong Huaxin Industry Co. to the sector’s state-owned leader, China Minmetals Corp., are struggling. FILE: Workers walk past an iron ore storage site at Yingkou Port, one of China's biggest ports for the import of the commodity, Liaoning province. (Reuters) “Today, whether large or small, domestic or international, all traders are having business difficulties,” Shandong Huaxin Chair Bai Wenhui said. “Most are posting losse"