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Russia and China forge closer ties, as EU explores sanctions
EU Observer ^ | 17.04.14 @ 09:29 | Andrew Rettman

Posted on 04/17/2014 1:07:17 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Russia is rolling out two major projects—a gas pipeline and a Crimea deep water port—with China, as EU countries and the US weigh options on economic sanctions.

Russia’s ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, told EUobserver on Wednesday (16 April) that work on the “Power of Siberia” pipeline and the Chinese construction of a 25-meter-deep port in Crimea are proceeding as normal despite the Ukraine crisis.

Describing the pipeline as a “mega-project”, he said it will pump 60 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas a year from the Kovykta and Tchayandinskoe gas fields to Russia’s far east, with a branch line to deliver up to 38 bcm a year to China.

He noted that Gazprom and China’s CNPC have a “legally binding” agreement from 2013 and that exploitation of the Tchayandinskoe field should start in 2019. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: energy; eussr; naturalgas; pipeline; redchina; sanctions; ukraine

1 posted on 04/17/2014 1:07:18 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

What a marvelous foreign policy we have, driving the two biggest global competitors into each others’ arms while simultaneously pissing off and isolating the 2nd most populous nation (India, of course) and demonstrating to the EU how shallow and meek we are (from the WH and State)...

Way to show the world!


2 posted on 04/17/2014 2:14:49 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Olog-hai

If Putin trusts the Chinese he will eventually take in the shorts big time

3 posted on 04/17/2014 2:43:56 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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4 posted on 04/17/2014 4:09:58 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Texas resident

It's the progressive way:

Here is a quote found in Trevor Loudon's book "The Enemies Within". With nearly 700 pages, you will find the following quote in the prologue, beginning @mid 3rd paragraph...

"...The reality is that if America loses its comic dynamism, its ability to generate huge wealth, it will inevitably also lose its military superiority.

If America loses its position as the world's number one military super power, who will take its place?

The Universe abhors a vacuum. If America is no longer the world's leading military power, someone else will be.

Realistically, that can only be Russia or China, or more likely, an alliance of Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Vietnam. Such an alliance is already partially built through the little publicized Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Founded in 2001, the SCO is an economic, political and military alliance binding Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

SCO "Observer" states include Iran, India, Pakistan, Mongolia, and Afghanistan.

"Dialogue Partners" include Sri Lanka and Belarus.

Add to those neo-communist ruled countries such as South Africa and Brazil, the Latin American leftist ruled nations such as Equador and Argentina, most of the Islamic nations and international Islamic terrorism, and you have a huge potential power bloc. All allied against the United States.

As the U.S. Dollar slowly sinks and America's prestige and power goes with it, Russia, China, and Iran grow bolder. America's allies such as Israel, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Britain, Germany, Poland, and Georgia , can all see the writing on the wall. The message is clear. Every man for himself, or make your peace with the "Evil Axis".

America's allies are looking at the leadership coming out of Washington and they are horrified.

If America got into a major war with Russia or China tomorrow, many of them would stay neutral. If Russia, China, Iran and all their allies all attacked a weakened and disarmed America in ten years time, it's hard to imagine anyone coming to Uncle Sam's aid. Some current "friends" may even join the anti-U.S. alliance. The Western alliance would struggle to win WWIII today. In another decade, there may be no Western alliance left to even fight.

If America continues down the current path of impoverishment and disarmament, it is only a matter (of) time before combined forces of Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Vietnam, and their Islamic protégés come to dominate the planet.

5 posted on 04/17/2014 6:10:21 AM PDT by wtd
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To: Olog-hai

SCO bump for later.......

6 posted on 04/17/2014 1:05:37 PM PDT by indthkr
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