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Sino-Russian baby comes of age

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posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 01:08 PM

By the yardstick of Jacques, the melancholy philosopher-clown in William Shakespeare's play As You Like It, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has indisputably passed the stage of "Mewing and pucking in the nurse's arms".

Nor is SCO anymore the "whining schoolboy, with his satchel/And shining morning face, creeping like snail/Unwillingly to school". The SCO more and more resembles Jacques' lover, "Sighing like a furnace, with a woeful ballad/Made to his mistress' eyebrow." Indeed, if all the world's a stage and the regional organizations are players who make their exits and entrances, the SCO is doing remarkably well playing many parts. That it has finally reached adulthood is beyond dispute.

But growing up is never easy, especially adolescence, and the past year since the SCO summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, has been particularly transformational. What stands out when the SCO's ninth summit meeting begins in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg in Russia on Monday is that the setting in which the regional organization - comprising China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan - is called on to perform has itself unrecognizably shifted since last August's gathering of leaders in Dushanbe. First, the big picture.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is the Sino-Russian equal of NATO, but it includes many nations that are anti-western, and including nations that are known for their terrorist ties against the west, and are very violent against their own people, or at least a portion of their own people.

The SCO has been gaining over the years more and more power, and eventually, if all goes according to their plans they would dissolve NATO, and they would be in power in Europe, and probably even beyond Europe.

China, and Russia alongside some other friends of these two countries have also been calling for a new world economy in which both China, and Russia would be the main players, and this would fit in their plans also for the dissolution of NATO, and for the SCO to replace it.

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[edit on 12/6/2009 by Mirthful Me]

posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 01:21 PM


posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 02:01 PM
Well I'm going to say that there are people who know about this organization and I'm guessing they're going to use their full power of influence to keep this from coming to fruition.


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