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The next stage of the geopolitical agenda?
US plans for military intervention in Sri Lanka
by Wije Dias
Obama expands US military intervention in Pakistan 25 February 2009
President Barack Obama has repeatedly pledged that the United States will continue its previous efforts to fight against terrorism. "We will forge a new and comprehensive strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan to defeat al-Qaeda and combat extremism," said Obama in his first address to a joint session of the Congress. In 2001, Washington used the 9/11 attacks as a pretext to put into action long-developed plans to conquer Afghanistan and use it as a base to establish US hegemony in Central Asia, in order to control some of the richest deposits of oil and natural gas in the world. Now, in pursuit of the same imperialist aims, the Obama administration is launching a major escalation that will only further destabilize the region, intensify tensions with rival powers such as China and Russia. There is a growing danger of a military conflagration throughout Central Asia and (...)
Paris (France) | 2 February 2006
As it is hard to believe that the disclosure of the activities of British spies by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) is just a coincidence of the calendar, it is certainly very unlikely that the activities of Project Syndicate dealing with the Ukrainian issue are not a veiled response. Thus, the staff of George Soros spreads columns in affiliated media questioning the Russian energy policy and the political orientation of the country. Considering their audience and the effect of their reiteration, it is easy to understand that the arguments presented by Project Syndicate have an impact not only on public opinion but also on the analysts who usually deal with these topics. Therefore, anyone can see in the background of this issue the concern of the big financial organizations about the re-distribution of world energy (...)

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