Asia

Blood For Oil Gone Awry

sn't this the sorriest of outcomes with the loss of American blood and treasure in Iraq—to be scooped by the yen-manipulating Chinese and the increasingly belligerent Islamic Turks? Can someone tell us how much oil are we now getting from Iraq? Word is China has also bought into the Alberta Oil Sands, a major supply to the US, while the libs scream for a boycott of Canadian "dirty" oil.. Fred Kagan writes in No Blood For Oil: One would have thought that leading Democratic senators who claim to be interested in finding other sources of funding to replace American dollars...

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World Peace At A Glance

APPY 2010 WISHES to all our silent readers, and yes, we have them as our Live Feed attests, but thankfully few are the ones who actually waste theirs or our precious time begging to differ, or in announcing themselves in any number of other less tedious ways. But in a slow kickoff of the new year of Two-Fisted Quorum (despite the plethora of pungent events of late of which the national media has covered in various degrees of detail), here are a few skewered bits that may have missed your perusal in our quest for World Peace At A Glance:...


Big Oil's Long Goodbye To The Dollar

In an article by Robert Fisk published in THE INDEPENDENT, the crisis of the American dollar in oil dealings is explained a little deeper than was known the last time we visited this topic. More former allies have agreed to leave the dollar, thus hastening its demise. N THE MOST PROFOUND financial shift in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning—along with China, Russia, Japan and France—to end all dollar purchases for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in...


Honor Among Thieves

L-ZAWAHIRI, THE SECOND in command at Al-Qaida, released a new video message to Pakistani people yesterday, which shows the desperation of Al-Qaida to keep on going in its supposedly strongest region. Al-Qaida is fighting to survive and has lost its fundamental strength in the last few years. The U.S. government has killed or captured over 60% of Al-Qaida's leadership. Whether you agree or disagree with the previous administration's War on Terror, it has been successful on all fronts: All the above successes were achieved through strong, authoritative confrontation with terror. Despite all the criticism for the way we fought the...


Economical Supply Chains Yanked

No quick fix on the horizon. Supply chains yanked. Note that even savings by those tight-fisted Asians are being blamed for problems in their own region. Simply put, global merchants have overproduced in terms what the people can afford to buy, or desire to own; in other words, they have looked for love in all the wrong places. But lest we forget, the Chinese and the Arabs still own America, unless we do something to break free (like produce our own energy and rebuild our own gutted industries, and insist on fair trade policies rather than this massive giveaway (trade...