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Presidents Putin and Hu have ordered both Russian and Chinese Military Forces to their highest alert status following reports of a massive buildup of American and British Military Forces on the Iraq-Iran border in preparation for the invasion of Iran by the Western Military Powers.
President Putin has further ordered Russia’s Pacific Fleet, currently undergoing massive exercises in the Sea of Japan, to ‘immediately’ secure China’s vital sea lanes around the contested island of Taiwan, but to which the American Military Leaders have vowed to defend against both China and Russia.
More concerning to both Russia and China, however, relating to the West’s planned attack upon Iran is Turkey’s planned invasion of Iraq that is being planned to coincide with attacks upon Iran, and to which the United States has vowed to defend against.
As we had previously reported in our March 20th report titled "Turkey Plans Iraq Invasion, Orders All Military Leave Cancelled", the Turks do not appear to have any fear of American reprisals against their planned invasion of Iraq and, as some Kremlin sources have previously reported, appear likely to be supported against Kurdish Forces by Iranian Special Forces Units currently operating on the Iran-Iraq border.
Originally posted by kozmo
Guys and gals... let's settle down. This is not being presented by any international news sources.
Originally posted by Hellmutt
Hmmm, what's this...?
Giants meet to counter US power
India, China and Russia account for 40 per cent of the world’s population, a fifth of its economy and more than half of its nuclear warheads. Now they appear to be forming a partnership to challenge the US-dominated world order that has prevailed since the end of the Cold War.
Foreign ministers from the three emerging giants met in Delhi yesterday to discuss ways to build a more democratic “multipolar world”.
Another is energy. India and China are desperate for Russian oil and gas, and Moscow is worried about its dependence on Western markets. But their most significant common ground is opposition to US military intervention in Iran. The joint statement did not mention Iran, but the three countries have taken a common stance in calling for a negotiated solution through the International Atomic Energy Agency. None of them wants a nuclear-armed Iran, but Russia sells Tehran nuclear technology and India and China need Iranian gas.
IRAN’S BIG BUDDIES
With hundreds of Russian power plant technicians under the crosshairs of Israel’s elite 69 Squadron, and major investments at risk, a pugnacious Putin has already warned Israel to lay off Iran. To help protect its Iranian investments, including a nearly completed nuclear power station at Bushehr on the Gulf, Russia has sold more than two-dozen advanced anti-aircraft missile batteries to Tehran.
With 17% of its imported crude coming from Iran, China is also heavily invested in that country’s continuing commercial functioning. Forced by the US invasion of Iraq to shift its multi-billion dollar oil purchases to Iran in exchange for sales of advanced ballistic missiles and a new subway system in Teheran, China has also warned Washington not to threaten its second largest source of imported Middle East oil after Saudi Arabia. [www.waynemadsenreport.com; Middle East Online Aug 12/05]