October 21, 2011 by
Sharon K. Gilbert
We wonder what role Gorby imagines for himself in this ‘new world order’. — PID
(AP) — /SNIP/…Gorbachev said he believes that there has been a push for positive change among many Americans in recent years.
“The protests that we are now witnessing everywhere actually are a sign that, in a very difficult situation under different circumstances, the new world order movement is emerging,” he said.
via Gorbachev sees ‘new world order’ developing | Associated Press | The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton PA – Associated Press.
July 11, 2011 by
Sharon K. Gilbert
May 17, 2010 by
Sharon K. Gilbert
This is a new mandate for the Western Alliance. With such open and vague language, protecting the ‘vital interests of Alliance members’ could lead to NATO wars all over the globe. In fact, NATO forces could easily transition into the NWO military. — PID
(AFP) — /snip/ The experts also call for cooperation with partners to protect the treaty area against unconventional security challenges.
But the report also insists on the need to send out military missions beyond the treaty area “when required to prevent an attack on the treaty area or to protect the legal rights and other vital interests of Alliance members” — the sort of expedition already seen in Afghanistan, a mission provoked by the extraordinary September 11 attacks in the United States in 2001.
via NATO ‘must be ready to intervene anywhere’.
April 13, 2010 by
(THE GUARDIAN) — A document accidentally left on a European hotel computer and passed to the Guardian reveals the US government’s increasingly controversial strategy in the global UN climate talks.
Titled “Strategic Communications Objectives” and dated 11 March 2010, it outlines the key messages that the Obama administration wants to convey to its critics and to the world media in the run-up to the vital UN climate talks in Cancun, Mexico in November.
Top of the list of objectives is to: “Reinforce the perception that the US is constructively engaged in UN negotiations in an effort to produce a global regime to combat climate change.”
But the key phrase is in paragraph three where the author writes: “Create a clear understanding of the CA’s [Copenhagen Accord's] standing and the importance of operationalising ALL elements.”
This is the clearest signal that the US will refuse to negotiate on separate elements of the controversial accord, but intends to push it through the UN process as a single “take it or leave it” text.
via Confidential document reveals Obama’s hardline US climate talk strategy | Environment | guardian.co.uk.
March 29, 2010 by
(MSNBC) — Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on Moscow’s subway system as it was jam-packed with rush-hour passengers Monday, killing at least 37 people, officials said.
The head of Russia’s main security agency said preliminary investigation places the blame on rebels from the restive Caucasus region that includes Chechnya, where separatists have fought Russian forces since the mid-1990s. Alexander Bortnikov, head of the FSB, told President Dmitry Medvedev the bombs were filled with bolts and iron rods.
via “Female bombers” kill 37 in Moscow metro – Russia- msnbc.com.
March 17, 2010 by
Sharon K. Gilbert
(THE OBSERVER) — Tony Blair is preparing to launch a “faith offensive” across the United States over the next year, after building up relationships with a network of influential religious leaders and faith organisations.
With Afghanistan and Iraq casting a shadow over his popularity at home in Britain, Blair’s focus has increasingly shifted across the Atlantic, to where the nexus of faith and power is immutable and he is feted like a rock star.
via Blair chooses America for launch of faith offensive to unite the religions | Politics | The Observer.
March 02, 2010 by
(THE SPECTATOR) — In the last decade there has been a paradigm shift over [Anthropocentric Global Warming]. Or rather there would have been, had not a powerful and unscrupulous cabal in the scientific community refused to allow science to progress in the normal way. The theory that man-made carbon-dioxide emissions cause global temperatures inexorably to increase went belly-up in 1998 when, despite all the predictions of the warmists’ sophisticated computer models, global mean temperatures stubbornly ceased to rise (and haven’t risen since).
But instead of shrugging their shoulders and trying to work on a newer, better model to explain climate change, the warmists instead chose to cover their eyes, stick their fingers in their ears, and yell at anyone who disputed their increasingly holed theory: ‘Nyah nyah nyah. Not listening. We’re right. You’re not. The science is settled.’
Why did they do this? How could they do this? Did they no longer feel any pride in their traditional role as fearless seekers-after-truth? What can have possessed them to toss aside so lightly principles which their forebears would have considered the sine qua non of good scientific practice?
Simple. In 1991 a Marxist philosopher called Jerome R. Ravetz had helped to invent a seductive and dangerous new concept called ‘post-normal science’ (PNS). No longer was it considered essential that scientists strive after objectivity. Their new duty, Ravetz held, was not to ‘truth’ but to what he called ‘quality’. And by ‘quality’ he meant something more akin to rhetoric — the ability to manipulate evidence and present it in such a way as to achieve particular political ends.
via ‘Post-normal science’ is perfect for climate demagogues — it isn’t science at all.