Funny Quotes on Anti-Taiwanese Independence and Taiwan in General

July 25, 2009

Haha! What a load of shit! Taiwan isn’t a fucking country; it’s just a stupid Chinese province with a shitload of misanthropic Japanophiles pretending to be a fake non-Chinese race!

Taiwan independence…give me a fucking break! Taiwan is just a stupid Chinese island that is just a cheap tourist spot for Japanese tourists and known for having many senile pensioners with an unhealthy obsession with all things Japanese!

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Blood and Oil in Central Asia

July 23, 2009

Blood and Oil in Central Asia

Conn Hallinan | July 15, 2009

Editor: John Feffer

In the past month, two seemingly unrelated events have turned Central Asia into a potential flashpoint: an aggressively expanding North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and a nascent strategic alliance between Russia and China. At stake is nothing less than who holds the future high ground in the competition for the world’s energy resources. Increasing Competition Early this summer, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicted a sharp drop in world oil reserves. According to energy expert Michael Klare, the “era of cheap and plentiful oil is drawing to a close,” and is likely to result in “a new era of cutthroat energy competition.” In early July, after a full-court press by Washington and an agreement to increase its yearly rent, Kyrgyzstan reversed a decision to close the U.S. base at Manas, thus giving the United States a powerful toehold in the countries bordering the oil- and gas-rich Caspian Basin. While Manas is portrayed as a critical base in the ongoing campaign against the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, the war in Central Asia is less over “terrorism” than it is over energy. “Never reading the words ‘Afghanistan” and ‘oil’ in the same sentence is still a source of endless amusement,” says the Asia Times’ Pepe Escobar. Escobar, who has coined the term “Pipelineistan” to describe the vast network of oil and gas pipelines that “crisscross the potential imperial battlefields of the planet,” sees Afghanistan “at the core of Pipelineistan,” strategically placed between the Middle East, Central and South Asia.” As Escobar points out, “It’s no coincidence that the map of terror in the Middle East and Central Asia is practically interchangeable with the map of oil.” The Role of NATO For most Americans and Europeans, Afghanistan appeared on their radar screens shortly after the 9/11 assaults on the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon. But according to Escobar, three months before the 2001 attack U.S., Iranian, German, and Italian officials met in Geneva to discuss toppling the Taliban because it was “the proverbial fly in the ointment” in a scheme to run a $2 billion, 800-mile natural gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Pakistan via southern Afghanistan. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, NATO moved aggressively to fill the vacuum left by the demise of the Warsaw Pact, quickly recruiting former Soviet allies and provinces. According to Escobar, one of NATO’s first forays in the energy war was the Balkans, which NATO represented as a fight to liberate the Albanians in Kosovo. Moscow and Beijing, however, viewed it as an opportunity for the Albanian Macedonian Bulgarian Oil Corporation (AMBO) to build a $1.1 billion pipeline to bring Caspian Basin oil to the West, thus bypassing Iran and Russia. The AMBO pipeline — due to open in 2011 — will transport Caspian Basin oil via Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Albania. “How could Russia, China, and Iran not interpret the war in Kosovo, then the invasion of Afghanistan (where Washington had previously tried to pair with the Taliban and encourage the building of another of those avoid-Iran, avoid-Russia pipelines), and finally Georgia (that critical energy transportation junction) as straightforward wars for Pipelineistan?” Escobar asks. For every action, however, there is an opposite and equal reaction. Competition Increasing In 2001, Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan founded the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which now has observer status from Iran, Pakistan, and India. Unlike NATO, the SCO is a regional organization, not a military alliance. Counting observers, it embraces the bulk of humanity, much of the world’s energy resources, and a growing section of its GNP. However, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), made up of all of the SCO members, plus Belarus and Armenia, is a military alliance. Last February, CSTO created a collective rapid reaction force which, according to Russian expert Ilya Kramnik, “will give CSTO a quick tool, leaving no time for third parties to intervene.” The only “third party” capable of intervening in Central Asia is NATO. Chinese Linchpin In many ways, Beijing is the linchpin in this 21st-century “great game,” because China is weathering the current worldwide depression better than most countries. While its exports have taken a beating, the Chinese have successfully fallen back on their enormous internal market to take up some of the slack. As a result, China recently opened the aid spigots to nations in the region. In June, China loaned Turkmenistan $3 billion, which will give it a stake in the Turkmen’s enormous Yolotan Osman gas field, rumored to be the world’s largest. The Turkmenistan loan also benefits Moscow by underwriting the Russian oil company Roseneft, and the pipeline builder, Transneft. Kazakhstan got a $15 billion loan, giving China a 22% share in Kazakh oil production. According to former Indian diplomat and current Asia Times commentator M.K. Bhadrakumar, after years of tension between Moscow and Beijing, the two countries are burying that past and “steering their relationship” in the direction of a “strategic partnership in the overall international situation,” rather than competing over energy resources. This past April, Russia and China signed a $25 billion oil agreement that will supply Beijing with 4% of its needs through 2034. The two countries are currently negotiating a natural gas deal. Beijing is planning an almost 4,000 mile, $26 billion Turkmen-Kazakh-China pipeline to run from the Caspian Basin to Guangdong Province in China. Included in the deal is a proviso to keep “third parties” — NATO bases — out of Turkmenistan. In the meantime, Russia is paying premium prices to lock up Kazakh, Uzbek, and Turkman gas. It’s also negotiating to buy more Azerbaijani oil which, if successful, could end up bankrupting the western-controlled BTC pipeline that runs through Georgia. Writing in BusinessWeek, S. Adam Cardais, former editor of the Prague Post, says that Russia is “doing its damnedest to keep Europe out of Central Asia,” and that Russia and China “may have already outmaneuvered Europe.” U.S. Still in Game But Washington is hardly throwing in the towel. The Manas coup is a case in point, and the Obama administration is increasing aid to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. In short, the Central Asian chessboard is enormous, the pieces are numerous, and the stakes are high. Pipelineistan isn’t limited to the Middle East and Central Asia. It exists wherever gas and oil flow, from the steamy depths of Venezuela’s Oronoco Basin to the depths of the South Atlantic off the coast of Brazil. “Oil and gas by themselves are not the U.S.’s ultimate aim,” argues Escobar, “It’s all about control.” And if “the U.S. controls the sources of energy of its rivals — Europe, Japan, China, and other nations aspiring to be more independent — they win.” The U.S. has enormous military power. But as Iraq, and now Afghanistan, makes clear, the old days of cornering a market by engineering a coup or sending in the Marines are fast receding. The old imperial nations are fading, and the up-and-comers are more likely to be speaking Portuguese, Chinese, and Hindi than English. The trick over the next several decades will be how to keep the competition for energy from sparking off brush fire wars or a catastrophic clash of the great powers. Conn Hallinan is a Foreign Policy In Focus columnist.

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Clarification of “Chinese Nationalist”..

July 23, 2009

Clarification of Chinese Nationalist, When “Chinese Nationalist” Means Chinese Nationalist he means “Han Chinese” and Only the Ethnic Group of “Han Chinese” He does not consider the other 56 Ethnic Groups  of Mainland China to be Chinese.  The Land is Chinese, The Han People are Chinese, and of the Han People, The Subgroup called Hakka or Kejia is the paragon of Noble Han Chinese language, and Culture.

Coming to Turkey and Her Mongol Cousins Soon

July 22, 2009

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Editorial: If Your House Is Made of Glass…

July 16, 2009

Editorial: If Your House Is Made of Glass…
By Weekly Staff • on July 13, 2009

From Armenian Weekly

On July 10, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacted to the killing of the Uighurs—an ethnically Turkic group—in China by likening the atrocities to genocide. More than 150 people died during the ethnic clashes earlier this week, including many Uighurs.

“These incidents in China are as if they are genocide,” Erdogan said. “We ask the Chinese government not to remain a spectator to these incidents. There is clearly a savagery here.”

Doubtless, the events in China should be condemned. Yet, there is another factor at play here, which reminds us of the saying, “People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.”

Turkey has its own legacy of genocide and denial, as the killing of 1.5 million Armenians remains unrecognized. It also has Kurdish blood on its hands.

For the Turkish prime minister to have the audacity to compare the killing of a few dozen Uighurs to genocide while it continues to spend millions to deny the killing of a million and a half Armenians is—if we must put it mildly—ridiculous.

But it also begs the following: Would the prime minister—who seems quick to use the term genocide to refer to the Uighurs or, before that, the atrocities in Eastern Europe and the Palestinian territories—refer to the “events of 1915” as genocidal?

After all, even by the official Turkish account, there were more than 150 people who were killed in 1915…

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China dismisses Turkish PM’s genocide remarks

July 14, 2009

China dismisses Turkish PM’s genocide remarks
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday dismissed Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s remarks that genocide was being committed in China’s Muslim region of Xinjiang, where ethnic violence has left at least 184 dead

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said on Tuesday the accusation of genocide simply did not make sense.
Most people who died in the riots were Han and over the past few decades the Uighur population in Xinjiang had increased sharply, he added.
“In which country could this be called genocide?” Qin was quoted by Reuters as saying at a regular news briefing.
“We hope that our Muslim brothers can realize the truth of the July 5 incident in Urumqi. Once they know the truth, they would support our ethnic and religious policies and the measures the Chinese government has taken to deal with the incident,” he added.
Erdoğan, whose country shares ethnic and cultural bonds with the Turkic-speaking Uighurs, is the most vocal foreign leader to criticize China’s actions in Xinjiang. He said last week that “the incidents in China are, simply put, a genocide, and there’s no point in interpreting this otherwise.” He called on Chinese authorities to intervene to prevent more deaths.
The July 5 violence began when Uighurs protesting last month’s deaths of fellow factory workers in a brawl in southern China clashed with police. Crowds scattered throughout the city, attacking ethnic Han Chinese and burning cars.

Of the 184 reported killed, the government has said 137 were Han Chinese and 46 were Uighurs, along with one minority Hui Muslim. Uighurs say they believe many more from their ethnic group died in the government crackdown, in which more than 1,600 people were also wounded and 1,000 detained.
The Uighurs, who number 9 million in Xinjiang, have complained about an influx of Han Chinese and government restrictions on their Muslim religion. They accuse the Han of discrimination and the Communist Party of trying to erase their language and culture.

China’s state media hits out at Erdoğan
China’s state media also urged Erdoğan on Tuesday to recant his remarks regarding the incidents in Xinjiang.
In an editorial headlined “Don’t twist facts,” the English-language China Daily said Erdoğan’s description of the violence that has blighted the remote northwest region “as ‘a kind of genocide’ is an irresponsible and groundless accusation.”
“The fact that 137 of the 184 persons killed in the riots are Han Chinese speaks volumes for the nature of the event,” the paper added.
The China Daily said the Turkish prime minister’s remarks constituted “interference in China’s internal affairs” and they are the “last thing the Uygur and Han Chinese would find helpful when they are looking forward to lasting peace.”
“Chinese leaders are the last people who want to see happenings like these in the largest ethnic autonomous region,” it added.
Erdoğan had earlier said Turkey would grant a visa to exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer, who is based in the United States. Kadeer told Turkish television that Turkish authorities had twice denied her visa application to visit the country. China has blamed the ethnic unrest on exiled Uighur separatists, especially Kadeer, who denies the charge.
The Chinese violence has sparked almost daily protests in Turkey, mostly outside heavily guarded Chinese diplomatic missions in Istanbul and Ankara.
Turkish Industry Minister Nihat Ergun has called on Turks to stop buying Chinese goods although the government itself has no plans for an official boycott.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has called his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi and conveyed Turkey’s concerns. The Chinese foreign minister told Davutoğlu over the phone on Sunday that the Urumqi riots were a grave crime orchestrated by the “three evil forces,” state news agency Xinhua said, referring to “extremism, separatism and terrorism.”

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Op: The Turks can whine, but, Xinjiang will eternally be Chinese, No Turk-Mongol, or so-called Human Rights activists or CIA-State Department funded false flag Op can ever dislodge this integral part of China

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