John James Newsletter No. 10

29 August, 2010 General news0

The Pentagon’s Strategy is Full Spectrum Dominance, from Asia to Africa
Mikhail Gorbachev, 2009: “Unless we prevent weaponization of outer space, all talk about a nuclear-weapon-free world will be inconsequential rhetoric.” I recommend a careful and full reading of the following. It will take no more than 5 minutes, but will change your perspective.
The following graph makes the point.

The Dahiya Doctrine: Israel’s Intentional Mass Slaughter in Gaza
A recent release by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange shows brutal depths of Israeli policy towards Gaza. In Israel’s war planning, the Dahiya doctrine refers to Israel’s intentional and massive killing of civilians and destruction of civilian villages, the intentional disproportionate use of force constituting collective punishment of a population. Dahiya plan leaves no doubt, none, that it involves the knowing and intentional commission in carrying out of war crimes. The killing of civilians and destroying civilian infrastructure, whether in Lebanon then or Gaza today, is no mistake.

How Serious Is The California Drought?
A picture paints a thousand words… but these 3 before-and-after images in California over the past 3 years

Abbott’s RET Review panel calls for large-scale, solar schemes to close
The RET Review panel has effectively rubber stamped the lobbying of the fossil fuel industry and called for the closure of Australia’s renewable energy target to new entrants as one of two options. It is also calling for the immediate closure of the small-scale renewable energy scheme, which supports rooftop solar and solar hot water. It also says it should be restricted to installations of less than 10kW – effectively cutting out the commercial-scale solar market.
Fears it will kill off the industry for decades to come

The next nail In The Petrodollar Coffin
Gazprom begins accepting Yuan and Roubles for oil delivered via the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline. Meaning Russia will export energy to either Europe or China, and receive payment in either Rubles or Yuan completely away from the US dollar, and thus for a Petrodollar-free world. Right now the use of the US dollar in trade creates a huge demand for the American currency. If countries were to begin trading in other currencies, that demand would wane and possibly reverse as countries begin selling their dollars.

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