- In the eyes of many looking on at the antics of Vladimir Putin,
there is an inescapable similarity between the Russian
president, effectively a dictator, and the former German
chancellor. We are also reminded of Sussex Police, who also
beat up prisoners who are asserting their rights to a fair
hearing, and when they don't get that, an effective remedy. The
United Kingdom is rife with human rights abuses that fall far
short of Putin's Russia, but nevertheless, are serious issue on
crime of Genocide
is abhorrent, created after World
War Two, borne of the horrors of the Holocaust.
is reported that Vladimir Putin has made false allegations, as
an excuse to invade the Ukraine. It is like the pot calling the
kettle black. A Machiavellian spin on facts, as a propaganda
exercise, that few people outside Russia will swallow - and many
in Russia, know not to be true. But dare not challenge, for fear
of being imprisoned, tortured, or worse; disposed of.
Bair did the same in invading Iraq. Another human rights massacre,
based on bogus intelligence. And Queen
Elizabeth knighted the disgraced former Prime
Minister, for lying to the British public and killing
thousands of innocent people. She is also said to have bailed
Andrew, the Duke
of York, in settling with Virginia
Giuffre, to get him off claims of rape,
of a minor.
forces have relentlessly targeted civilians and bombed hospitals
as part of their invasion of the Ukraine. A fact not lost on the
media, and now Boris
Johnson is coming into his own, where during times of war,
we need his kind of politics, to fight fire with fire - or it
- The rich get rich by exploiting the workforce. Being extremely
wealthy, could be considered a crime, if the money made consists
of immoral earnings. Immoral could be drug dealing, money
laundering, or supporting a dictator who is abusing his position
of office, by eliminating political opposition to remain in
power - thus defeating the democratic process. Immoral may also
mean being irresponsible when it comes to climate change.
supportive of an Aggressor, in terms defined by the Rome
Statute, could be held to be vicariously liable, with their
assets seized as potential proceeds of crime.
can imagine how Russia's allies might react to that. Because,
they will be next. Hence, if (hypothetically) China were to side
with Russia, all trade would cease with them, and all their foreign
assets would be seized.
income from exports, Chinese billionaires would have to take a
pay cut. The West, would need to find a different supplier of
tea and rice. Not a big problem. The West is already looking to
divest themselves on reliance on cheap imports, where those
imports are produced with dirty electricity
from coal fired power stations.
Elon Musk, might be one of the losers. But then they/he took a
gamble setting up production behind the bamboo curtain. He is
also dabbling with fire with crypto-currencies. You cannot make
real world profits, without producing anything. Money, is just
fictitious nothingness unless supported by something tangible,
like gold or silver. Or wheat or orange juice. At the present
time, nearly all currencies are unsupported by something linked
to the ability of earth to sustain. And that is why we have global
Petr (Pyotr) Aven
death camp executions. Direct action killing of humans
inconvenient to their cleansing and world domination agenda was
a World War Two horror exemplified by the factory gassing of
concentration camp inmates. Putin's Russia is not that
different, when push comes to shove. Effectively, this is what
Russia is doing to Ukrainians at the moment.
Vladimir Putin's Russia, basic human
rights are thrown to the wind.
Court of Human Rights is itself guilty of oppression in that
they filter out cases on the slightest pretext, knowing that
they should properly be heard. They offer no explanation for saying that a case in
ineligible. There is a total lack of transparency in SDG
terms. Hence, the European Court in Strasbourg, France, is a
Human Rights violation abomination - instead of a paragon of virtue.
International Court of Human Rights, only deals with the most
serious cases, but has so far failed to define what they
consider to be serious.
A BLIND EYE
The West has rather obtusely been trading with evil, allowing a dictator with stated world domination ambitions for an Imperialist Russia, to accumulate sufficient wealth to launch attacks on the Ukraine.
But will it stop there? It is doubtful. Adolf Hitler did not stop, until the world plunged into war - and finally he shot himself in a bunker in
Berlin (at least that is what we were led to believe). Is that how it will end for
Putin. Or, will one of his General's do the honours?
Strangely, Vladimir Putin may have done the
climate change cause a favour.
If ever there was a case for energy self-sufficiency, Vladimir Putin has presented us with a scenario that Europe, the USA and the rest of the free world should have seen coming a mile off.
But they didn't.
They were either too busy grabbing what they could for themselves. Or they were naive enough to believe that while their backs were turned, the biggest playground bully on planet earth would not strike.
Anyone who threatens to use nuclear missiles must surely be at least partly deranged, and be may sufficiently misguided or otherwise ignorant, or pig headed enough to use them.
It is bad enough having to keep such deterrents on stand-by just in case a lunatic does not get his own way and throws all his toys out of his pram. But to threaten to use them in aggression, tells us how dangerous Russia can be in the wrong hands.
In the right hands, with fully transparent elections and human rights equality for all, Russia could be an asset to sustainable development and a truly circular economy. Sadly, Vladimir Putin has demonstrated yet again, and in the views of many, that he is not the right man to lead Russia. He keeps control using fear and propaganda, presumably part of his KGB training. Not just fear, but alleged murderous executions, imprisonment and torture to control civil unrest. Thus disposing of genuine opposition at election time.
He refused to agree to phase out coal at COP26 as a feint. Gauging the reaction of China and India, with a surprise reaction from Australia, confirming to him that the main players are totally hooked on coal - addicted to cheap energy imports - and therefore likely to turn a blind eye to his HR transgressions.
In reality, Putin needed gas, oil and coal income to continue, in order to fund his world domination agenda. And the backing of his rich Russian billionaires, who did not care that Russia was in the hands of the next Adolf Hitler, setting the planet up for World War Three. Witness Chinese indecision, with alliances over satellites.
That his customers are paying for him to plot against them may seem amusing to some.
Any way you look at it, Vladimir may have done us a favour by jumping when he jumped. But why did he jump?
He jumped when he thought the rest of the the world was busy elsewhere - and we were. Joe Biden was struggling with his domestic agenda. Boris was fighting to survive PartyGate. Europe is in perpetual turmoil. Also, because Putin realised that such a moment in time might not come again, with the Paris Agreement leading us to renewables, that would ultimately diminish his hold on nations who were dependent on his fossil fuel imports to keep their economies choking on carcinogenic fumes.
He saw the West allow Afghanistan to be taken over by the Taliban unopposed by the US, as a sign that he could do the same in the Ukraine.
All based on greed. Russia's greed for power, and the G20's (minus one) greed for continued growth based on exploitation of the planet. Regardless of global warming. It follows the G7 are impotent, having been snake charmed.
Russia's invasion of the Ukraine has shown us how reliant we are on
fuels, when we should have been independent a long time ago. War is harmful to the planet, but in this case may have done us a favour, if it has to get worse, before it gets better.
The conflict may help to accelerate the development of solar and wind renewables, as politicians finally get it, and focus up. Not on climate change, but on survival.
Renewable energy is the key to survival. Where energy equals power.
We cannot afford to keep on exploiting the world unsustainably. Continuing to use
fossil fuels is making all the wrong people rich and powerful, at the expense of allowing them to build large military machines with stockpiles of fuel and cash to wage wars. Not only that, but with property overseas to escape to, if it all goes wrong. Remember the Boys From Brazil.
You cannot wage war if you don't have the operating capital to pay for military muscle, or the iron ore to make
Then there is wealth, much of which comes from immoral or illegal earnings. Why did the rest of the world assist the oligarchs to buy up property in other countries with drug and other immoral earnings. The average Russian is no better off than they were under the Tsars. They are virtual slaves to be drained. If they complain, they are sent to the Gulag
(other prisons) after being tortured by the FSB, the successor to the KGB. Under
the direct instruction of Vladimir Putin.
The UK is one of the most guilty countries, in not closing money laundering loopholes, with London the dirtiest capital in the world. Boris Johnson was asked by his own MPs to take action, as was David Cameron, all those years ago. Germany is suckling on Russian gas. And so it goes on.
Our leaders did nothing. A sure signal to Vladimir Putin that he could get away with almost anything.
Countries that attack other nations, might have to face criminal prosecution via the International Criminal Court, and the tenets of the Rome Statute of 1998. It is a criminal offence to cause hurt to another human, from your actions or failure to act to prevent harm. Aggression is also a crime.
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Mohammed bin Salman
a world where a democratic system is held to be of paramount
importance for peaceful progress, Vladimir Putin and his
military and commercial generals are condemning Russia's youth
to a life of servitude. The other leaders above are almost as
bad, for prolonging a situation where fossil fuels are being
used to fuel wars.
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN THE POTENTIAL CURES
The only way to deal with dictator bullies, is to either eliminate them (but that is illegal). Or, to limit their offensive capabilities. Of which, one way is economic sanctions.
The other way is to nuke them, in retaliation for a first strike. But they'd have to fire first. Unless, like Japan in World War Two, the human cost of conventional warfare is so staggering, that tactical nuclear bombings begin to look like the least damaging option. And that would need to be a convincing argument, because of the fallout.
But even then, the 'reasonable' rest of the world would need to stay on top of financial transactions involving potential threats to peace.
Money from any country entering another should be fully verified for authenticity. Property that has been recently purchased (in the last 15 years) could be confiscated, pending authentication.
If each country becomes energy independent, then exports and imports are the next brake to be applied.
China has gained a foothold in every country with cheap imports made using coal fired electricity generating stations. India is doing the same. Flooding the world with cheap exports.
Cut off all trade with suspect countries. That means no purchases, and sourcing alternatives. It also means no exports to those countries. No matter how tempting cheap imports may be, or revenue from exports. This includes clothing, films, and other articles that are marketed via the internet. Anything originating from Russia, must be prevented from reaching our shores by any means
It is expected that Russian and their allies, may seek to infiltrate our markets using third parties - as a smoke screen - or laundering device. Amazon and Ebay are prime examples, selling Chinese goods to unsuspecting customers in the rest of the world.
Once identified, those assisting in such plans, should also be black-balled.
Banking transactions should be suspended. Transactions in the last 10 years should be investigated, as part of a disinfection process. All Russian or other, In-Name accounts should be frozen.
Property, especially houses bringing in rents, should be
confiscated as proceeds of crime.
Police in almost every country already cooperate to prevent the travel of convicted criminals and terrorists. All persons from suspect war criminal countries, should be treated as criminals. Meaning, no visas. No permits, save for peace talks, under a temporary White Flag of Truce.
Hitler and chum They are proponents of the Renting Age and
Financial Slavery, as part of their kleptocratic
agendas - not that far removed from Putin's vision where Russia
dominates the world, supported by allied nations. Until, the
final conflict, when there can be only one. And it will not be
China that comes out on top. Though, many think they have commercial
domination plans of their own.
Wealdenland, they have been building executive houses to enable
Russian oligarchs and other drug dealers and oil barons to
launder their money. It appears not to bother this council's
conscience one little bit. Just so long as they get a fat
pension, by investing in oil and gas companies. To date, no
British prime minister has made any effort to close the legal
loopholes that have allowed the United Kingdom to become the
money laundering capital of the world.
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