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Chinese Think Tank: China hit by Western military moves in Africa

On July 23, 2014 by stratagem

Source: SCMP China’s involvement in Africa will face complications despite pouring in billions in investment and aid because Western nations are stepping up their military presence on the continent, a major Chinese think...

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Battle for Syria gas field after ISIS execute hundreds

On July 19, 2014 by stratagem
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  Editor’s Note:For the meantime , the Iranian Qud forces and Peshmerga forces have halted ISIS’s advance eastward. With millions of dollars of CIA donated and captured U.S. military equipment/weapons ISIS will spark new military operations and atrocities in Syria. Killing innocent people...

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Should U.S. Act Unilaterally To Protect The Smaller Nations Of The South China Sea?

On July 8, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Forbes The Philippines, Vietnam and the United States would benefit by more aggressively defending 200-mile exclusive economic zones in the South China Sea, including through unilateral military measures. If unanswered by significant and...

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Twenty-First-Century Energy Wars Global Conflicts Are Increasingly Fueled by the Desire for Oil and Natural Gas — and the Funds They Generate

On July 8, 2014 by stratagem
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  Source: Toms Dispatch By Michael T. Klare Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, South Sudan, Ukraine, the East and South China Seas: wherever you look, the world is aflame with new or intensifying conflicts.  At first...

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U.S. and Columbia Based Coal Mines ‘funded Colombia paramilitaries’

On June 30, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: IOL The Hague – A Dutch non-governmental group on Monday accused two coal mining companies in Colombia’s restive northeast of having sponsored paramilitary groups to protect their business interests. “Between 1996 and...

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NATO Commander Returns to Balkans Hunting for Albanian Oil

On June 24, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: U.S. Military Operations, High Ranking Military commanders and Oil Corporations taking down governments of nations that just happen to have abundant petroleum resources + Gas, Uranium, Iron Ore, Gold, Rare Earths, Etc…. General Wesley Clark...

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Secret Russian Operatives Working To Thwart Europe’s Natural Gas Sector, Outgoing NATO Chief

On June 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: IB Times Clandestine Russian operatives, ever lurking in the shadows, are working to thwart Europe’s natural gas sector by funding and orchestrating environmental groups. At least that’s what the outgoing head of...

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Chinese army think-tank says Arctic energy would help economy

On June 18, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Reuters UK Oil and gas resources in the Arctic are an important resource to guaranteeChina‘s sustained economic growth and the country should actively look at developing it, state media on Wednesday cited...

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US Marines Linked to Australian Energy Security

On June 18, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: Related Article from 2 years ago- U.S. MARINES ARRIVE IN AUSTRALIA TO SECURE OFFSHORE NATURAL GAS AND OIL FIELDS Source: ABC News/AP The growing number of U.S. Marines in northern Australia...

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Pipeline Politics: South Caucasus bracing up for new Russia-West energy war

On June 11, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Armenia Now Aspirations for the revival of a transnational energy project on the part of the European Union on one side and Russia’s likely attempts to draw Azerbaijan into its sphere of...

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Brazil builds nuclear submarine to patrol offshore oil

On June 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Yahoo | AFP Brazil is building five submarines to patrol its massive coast, including one powered by an atomic reactor that would put it in the small club of countries with a...

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THE NEW GEOGRAPHY OF CHINESE INFLUENCE

On May 29, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Diplomatic Courier The economic growth of a nation, under certain conditions, can lead to a simultaneously expansionist foreign policy designed to ensure the establishment of its commercial and military influence in strategic...

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China-Vietnam oil dispute demonstrates volatility of competing South China Sea claims

On May 29, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Hazard Ex China moved a drilling rig to a position off Vietnam’s coast in early May, causing clashes that highlight the emergence of the South China Sea as a major potential flash...

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RUSSIA, BELARUS AND KAZAKHSTAN SET UP NEW ALLIANCE

On May 29, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: AP The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan on Thursday created an economic union that intends to boost cooperation between the ex-Soviet neighbors, a pact which was at the source of the...

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US troops ‘to remain in Afghanistan indefinitely’

On May 28, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: The war in Afghanistan will transition from an overt military operation to a covert clandestine CIA/Special Forces operation. Once the US officially announces the end of war in Afghanistan,the CIA, the sponsored...

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Germany in scramble for Africa Resources

On May 28, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Oman Observer GERMAN industry’s representative in Angola, Ricardo Gerigk, has a tough job drumming up business in Luanda, the costliest city in the world for expats, where contracts tend to go to...

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Afghanistan’s hidden gem: Emeralds

On May 24, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Al Jazeera Emerald cities One of the most intriguing examples of this huge unexploited wealth is Afghanistan’s emerald industry. There are extraordinarily rich veins of this precious green gemstone running through the...

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