9 Feb 2012

Angela Merkel, De Facto Queen Of E.U. Courts a Tactical Error.

Is Chancellor Merkel making a tactical error in offering support on all fronts to get the French president re-elected. An endorsement by the de facto Queen of the European Union is a great asset for any politician embarking on a campaign trail. Appearing alongside the possible  defeated of that race will damage her judgement and the doubts will set in. The chancellor is riding high. She is needed to assist Europe pass through the crisis and to secure her own re-election in 2013.

"It's about the big responsibility we have, the construction of Europe. We are surrounded by competitors, we have to show them that we are capable, that France and Germany together within Europe can make all of Europe successful," Merkel said in a joint interview Monday with Sarkozy on public broadcasters France-2 and ZDF television. (AP)

This is true about the challenge to forge a competitive Europe. But it is not true that the people are fully behind “Dimension; the Art of SuperState.” At least not for now.

Should Angela Merkel fail over this move, she can expect no support or assistance from the next French President for her own re-election....... Endorse yes, marry no.......
Well I realise we've all been hypnotised I love your Angel eyes. Chancellor
Angela Merkel, De Facto Queen of the European Union, risks her position over 
one man. Picture 2011 
The president of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy has defended her decision. "We have gone through such a huge crisis," he argues, that "we are looking to each other in a different way than before". "What we are currently going through is... the Europeanisation of national political life." (BBC)

In his dreams say the Euorskeptiks. But there is a point for both sides. If Europe's leaders forge unity and they may be just able to do so, then there is an argument that citizens may again listen to what Art of SuperState has to offer. Working in unity would be interpreted as a success. And success breeds more success.

Rome was not built in a day and neither will “Dimension; the Art of SuperState.” Chancellor Merkel can help the “Europeanisation of national political life,” not by accompanying the probable vanquished in presidential elections but by preparing permanent working relationship between France, Germany, the UK et all to pursue the European Dimension regardless of personalities. Europe will not flounder through the vanity of one politician seeking to retain power. But it will be build on the Europeanisation of national political will to succeed, subject to the support of the democratic wishes of its citizens.  

8 Feb 2012

Syria Uprising: Russia and China Strengthen Authoritarian Military Bloc

For whom power doth crush #2. Asma al Assad seals her fate as a pawn
in a wider power struggle. 2011

By vetoing the U.N. motion condemning savage bombardment of Homs city by Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, Russia and China opened a second front line against the advance of the Democracy movement towards the vast Asian Authoritarian Military Bloc. 

Moscow, Beijing, Tehran, Pyongyang and others fear democracy and citizen's freedom to criticise and protest. They are simply not ready to concede to their citizens what we take for granted in the free world.

In unbelievable candour over such authoritarian privilege the London Times reported on an email sent to the paper by Asma al Assad, wife of the man who thinks its normal to send rockets, tanks and murder teams to massacre Syrian citizens. 

The letter describes her support for her husbands regime. She endorses his actions to suppress the uprising which began as a peaceful protest demanding democracy. She approves indiscriminate killing of men women and children without accusation or trial. Asma al Assad is British born and knows very well the values of human rights over wrong.

Cleopatra fled to Syria where she raised
an army triggering a civil war.

Authoritarians who gain power are always afraid to lose it. By breaking her silence over the 11months unrest she places her allegiance with the Assad inner circle and the delusion of grandeur which accompanies dictators who defend themselves against the country's own citizens.

There will be no trial for Asma and her family, no court of justice. Just the same fate as other dictators wives. Overwhelmed and disposed off by popular evolutionary revolution.

Asma al Assad must realise Syria is now a pawn caught up in a wider struggle pitching democratic West against authoritarian East       

Should Syria's first lady have a change of heart as pleaded by the Times in its response to her letter she may have only one option, to take her own life as a protest against her husband's own suicidal pact with catastrophe. An end fitting to a tale from Roman antiquity. 

5 Feb 2012

WikiLeaks: Assange & Manning Trials: Apache Apache #2

America is a heavy hitter in all respects. Concerning all disciplines practised in the free world we get an abundance of input form Uncle Sam. This is especially true for the Art of War. Does America care anymore if it wins or loses the small wars it engages. Win or lose the odd regional conflict or mission, it matters little. It will not change American lives. The vast military complex which supports US dominance of the world spends enormous amounts of funds each year. More than ten times the rest of the world combined.
Of course the US army can beat anyone it wishes, if it so wished at any cost. But it doesn't. Iraq and Afghanistan have been exercise yards for the military to spend the budget and maintain an opposition fit enough to justify continuing with the defence budget Never clear the desk completely. Always leave a little bit to do for the next day.
Professional military standards for this policy need to be highly maintained. American and European peoples would revolt against this wanton use of monies for useless and often non productive campaigns if the army was to get out of control and defame and corrupt values of decency we all share or aspire to share.
WikiLeaks Trials: The video which shocked the world. Innocent civilians including children were gunned down from an attack helicopter. The video, reminiscent of a computer game, brought US military standards into disrepute. The whistle blower Bradely Manning and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are put through due process. Picture 2012. 
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Keeping the pressure on a huge operation such as the US army to capture and hold the moral high ground is essential and can come easier form within. Whistle blowing is good for democracy and good for army public relations even if it exposes the vilest and worst behaviour of human nature in warfare. That's what war is really about. Controlling worst of human nature. Better trained armies leave better legacies after the fight is over. Especially when money, trade and influence is involved. War is a business just like everything else. Always has been. America has a global war company employing hundreds of thousands. America should view its whistle blowers as valuable contributors to policing the standards of professional and honourable conduct rather than Court Marshall them as traitors.