The New York Times notes that “After repeated pledges by world leaders to avoid erecting trade barriers, protectionism is on the march, provoking nasty trade disputes…”
“Far from heeding their pledge not to erect new barriers for 12 months, many countries have raised import duties or passed stimulus measures with trade-distorting subsidies.”
“Russia has raised tariffs on used cars. China has tightened import standards on food, banning Irish pork, among other things. India has banned Chinese toys. Argentina has tightened licensing requirements on auto parts, textiles and leather goods.”
“From a looming battle with China over tariffs on carbon-intensive goods to a spat over Mexican trucks using American roads, barriers are going up around the world.”
Exactly as I said they would in my posts HERE, Jan. 26,’09 and HERE on March 4, ’09.Of immediate concern is the war on our border with Mexico. Borrowing the map below from Always On Watch,
you can see how Mexico is divided up between the different cartels and that almost the entire country is taken over by them. This map should make clear to you both the level of incompetence of the Mexican government as well as its obvious state of corruption. It was drug money bribes that brought Mexico to this state and now the war between them has spilled over into the United States and must finally be quelled by us.
Rupert Murdoch, mega-billionaire and largest single Mass Media owner in the world, has been reviled by me in the past for supporting Obama in his bid for the presidency and other Leftard leanings. Today he’s (mostly) redeemed himself with this brilliant speech, wherein he supports Israel:
“IN THE WEST, we are used to thinking that Israel cannot survive without the help of Europe and the United States. Tonight I say to you: Maybe we should start wondering whether we in Europe and the United States can survive if we allow the terrorists to succeed in Israel.”
“But I am curious: Why do we never hear calls for Hamas leaders to be charged with war crimes? “Why, for example, do we hear no calls for human rights investigations into Hamas gunmen using Palestinian children as human shields? Why so few stories on the reports of Hamas assassins going to hospitals to hunt down their fellow Palestinians? And where are the international human rights groups demanding that Hamas stop blurring the most fundamental line in warfare: the distinction between civilian and combatant?”
It’s about time someone with clout started speaking up. I hope he continues to shout this in his many major newpapers and radio and TV stations around the world. Though perhaps not in Turkey since he owns their largest TV station.
From a former Marine and state senator, Robert A. Hall, comes a long email. He has a lot to say in it and on his blog. This is an excerpt:
“I’m tired of being told that Islam is a “Religion of Peace,” when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family “honor;” of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren’t “believers;” of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for “adultery;” of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur’an and Shari’a law tells them to.”
Islam is on the march all over the world with the intention of global domination. From at least the 50′s, in my memory, through at least the 70′s, it was Christianity that was on the march, proselytizing the world. I personally take offense at all proselytizing as it’s just another way of saying that “your beliefs are inferior”. However, at least the Christians try to make life better for the converted, in most cases, and preach love and so forth.
The Islamists force Islam down peoples throats at the point of a sword and preach hatred, blood and death. In fact, Islam glorifies death and torture.
With all the battlefronts raging on our globe today, the one over Islam is the most dangerous and most widespread. Should humanity be submerged by Islam, we will see a Dark Age that we may never recover from as a race of beings.
There is a migration going on all over the planet as people stream out of nations dying from drought and desertization and from lands flooding from rising oceans and worsening monsoons. More fleeing poverty caused by governmental corruption and incompetence. All migrating to the richer, more open, more clement and welcoming societies and overwhelming them not just with their numbers but also with their attitudes and inability to melt in.
The human population of Earth has massively expanded with improvements in medicine and technology, resulting in the rapid consumption and depletion of natural resources along with the wiping out of thousands of animal and plant species as their habitats are destroyed by our expansion.
Battlefronts of War: Religion; Greed; Economic; Drugs; Global Warming; Migration; Extinction.
Never before, ever, in our entire history, have we had all the problems of Nature and our own cussedness visited on us at once. Only one is now lacking. It’s the Last Horseman and he can’t be far off.