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  • What, you thought this was just Election Propaganda?

    China Moves Into Russia’s Central Asia Turf —By Selling Missiles and Lending Billions


    During the course of the last 10 years, China has overshot Russia as the main economic partner for the five former Soviet “Stans” — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. This trend has gained speed since economic sanctions and falling oil prices grounded Moscow’s investment capacity.
    In January, the Kyrgyz parliament voted to cancel two major hydropower construction deals with Russian companies, citing “serious shortcomings” and incapacity to show any progress. China inherited the deal in April.
    Chinese banks have financed the renovation of several roads and power lines in Kyrgyzstan. In Tajikistan, 60 percent of all direct foreign investments came from China in 2015 — eight times more than Russia.
    In Turkmenistan, a country sitting on a tenth of the world’s natural gas reserves, Chinese banks lended billions of dollars to stimulate gas production. And in Kazakhstan, China now controls around 30 percent of the country’s oil production, according to Ardak Kasymbek, managing director of the state energy company KazMunayGas.
    Beijing’s strategic interest in Central Asia mostly lies in the region’s formidable reserves of energy and raw materials, but there is more to it than that....
    https://warisboring.com/china-moves-...f1e#.5v3br8z6s

    Yes, "War is Boring" .... can't wait to hear what the usual suspects have to say about this source.
    Last edited by The Exorcist; 16 Nov 16, 00:19.
    "Why is the Rum gone?"

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    • These Vids are a bit dodgy, but 6 out of 10 ain't bad

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVe9fOSp7B0





      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b48zYv-HOnA

      "Why is the Rum gone?"

      -Captain Jack

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      • Originally posted by Imperial View Post
        If things were as you say they are then Assad regime bases would have been bombed in 2013. Instead, Obama backed down. Same with Ukraine. Lethal weapons not provided although Ukrainians were asking for them. More recently, US warship targeted. No war launched. Where is this hunger for war because I'm not seeing it.
        Are you seeing it now? Or, are we still going to downplay the current situation.
        "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
        - Benjamin Franklin

        The new right wing: hate Muslims, preaches tolerance for Nazis.

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        • Originally posted by hawker_gb View Post
          Exo,


          And,Russia economy recovers. Dont believe everything MSM brings.
          It would would be more accurate to say that Russia's economy has stabilized. Either oil needs to recover its high market prices, or Russia's economy needs to diversify more as well as lessen the endemic corruption for Russia to recover its economy to the point it is on par with other industrialized nations its size. It will never come close to the U.S. economy though (short of a Yellowstone eruption).

          Tuebor

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