As G-7 Fractures In Canada, Putin Meets Xi In China

While President Trump insults his erstwhile foreign partners in a colorful twitter tirade ahead of a G-7 (or rather, G-6+1) summit in Quebec, exposing the very real fragmentation of longtime western partnerships as the US cracks down on unfair foreign trade practices, a productive meeting between China's "Emperor for Life" Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin has been completely overshadowed, as Bloomberg points out.

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The two leaders held their first meeting this year on Thursday ahead of the June 9 Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting - an eight-member group led by China and Russia - which will be held in the port city of Qingdao.

But the west is ignoring the burgeoning partnership between the two countries - both permanent members of the UN Security Council - at its own peril. Because Putin and Xi are playing an ever-expanding role in resolving global disputes like, for example, the dispute between the US and North Korea. For example, both leaders support North Korea's demands that any denuclearization agreement stipulate that the process happen in stages - something that the Pentagon initially opposed, though Trump has more recently said he'd be open to it.

"China and Russia have common interests in regards to the resolution of the Korean crisis," said Alexey Muraviev, a Russia strategic and defense affairs specialist at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. "Their pragmatism is driven by the belief that it is better to have the regime that is in place rather than hope for another one."

Indeed, the final shape of a North Korea denuclearization deal (assuming one is reached) will likely need the blessing of Beijing, if not both Beijing and Moscow, before it becomes a reality. Because ultimately both countries want to ensure that hostilities don't break out on their borders with the North, and that US and NATO troops remain as far from their borders as possible. Already Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has assured his North Korean counterpart that any deal "must involve the lifting of sanctions" - pushing back against the US's insistence that sanctions won't be lifted until North Korea is nearing full denuclearization.

China and Russia have been pushing for a deal between the US and North Korea since early last year, when tensions between the two geopolitical adversaries were still high. And it's worth noting that the deal that is taking shape already resembles a compromise plan that the two countries jointly proposed back then: That the North agrees to halt its nuclear program while the US and South Korea cease military exercises. Of course, the latter's unwillingness to stop its threatening military drills almost scuttled the meeting last month.

It's understandable that North Korea wants security guarantees, given what happened to the former leaders of Libya and Iraq after they gave up their weapons, Putin said in an interview with China Media Group that was published Wednesday.

"Today it is difficult to say what these guarantees may look like or when they will come into effect," he said.

The two leaders also called the US's decision to leave the Iranian nuclear deal "disappointing" and said it was of "fundamental importance" to protect trade relations with the Islamic Republic. China is Iran's trading partner, and both countries have said they will find a way to preserve Iranian trade to help preserve the deal without the US's involvement.

In a move that will likely only further infuriate his European and North American peers, Trump is planning to leave the G-7 summit early, departing at 10:30 am on Saturday, and leave Everett Eissenstat, his deputy assistant for international economic affairs, in charge of the US's delegation for the remainder of the summit. This gives Trump only about 24 hours to smooth over trade tensions with Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau, Bloomberg reports. Trump has also warned he won't sign the traditional concluding joint statement unless there's progress on tariffs and trade issues. The EU, for what it's worth, has said it has "low expectations" for a positive outcome. Tensions have been most evident between Canadian President Justin Trudeau and Trump, who on Thursday accused the Canadian leader of "being so indignant" given how Canada chooses t protect its dairy sector with high tariffs at the expense of US exports. The two leaders are set to meet face to face at 5 pm on Friday. Meanwhile, Putin has invited Kim to visit Russia after the US summit - though the North Korean leader has not yet accepted (Trump has also suggested that inviting Kim to Washington could be his next move after the June 12 Singapore summit).

As the meeting puts the fraying western relations on display, China and Russia are poised to present an image of fraternity and stability that no longer exists in the West. This will have long-ranging diplomatic implications for years to come.

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CuttingEdge NidStyles Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:24 Permalink

Does Macron have his mom holding his hand every time he makes a pronouncement?

 

And Theresa the Appeaser's mission statement:

I've arrived in Quebec for the #G7Summit, which brings together leaders from the world’s biggest economies. I will call on world leaders to protect the world's oceans and ask them to prevent the vile abuse of women online.

Paul Joseph Watson's killer take down of the above:

50% of online abuse aimed at women comes from other women. Why on earth are you devoting time to mean comments on the Internet when you should be securing a Brexit vote that reflects the democratic will of the British people? For God's sake, make way for a proper leader. Now.

 

EU politicians are a joke. A collective emperor with no clothes (and no clue). And you can add the Canadian Looney Toon to that family.

 

Clowns like May, Macron and Trudeau are better comedy than Faulty Towers reruns. You just have to pinch yourself to realize these cunts actually live in the same world as the rest of us.

 

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Hope that last wasn't too offensive for you, Mrs May. Given your G7 mission statement and all?

Rest assured, it takes a very special kind of woman for me to refer to them as such - off the top of my head, only you, HRC and DWS are on a very exalted (contemptible) list. So wear that badge with...err...honour?

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Chupacabra-322 BaBaBouy Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:19 Permalink

@ Baba,

Let’t take a quick journey back in time shall we? And, a crash course on the Silk Road.

 

March, 14, 2017:

 

The Russian central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on March 14, marking a step forward in forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the US dollar in the global monetary system, and to phase-in a gold-backed standard of trade.

 

Apr 3 2017 - Europe approves Nordstream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany

 

April 6 2017 - need to attack Syria.

 

Coincidentally, with a new government a gas pipelin can be run from Qatar to Europe and cut-off Russian gas revenue.

 

Nord Stream 2 Project Gets Green Light From EU

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201704031052232006-nord-stream-eu-gas-pip...

 

*Three Mediterranean EU countries and Israel agreed on Monday to continue pursuing the development of a gas pipeline ... EU countries and Israel ... April 3, 2017 ...*

 

EU, Israel agree to develop Eastern Mediterranean gas pipeline

 

https://www.rt.com/business/383410-eu-israel-mediterranean-gas-pipeline/

 

The Optics of the Inter National Geo Political Crises would suggest that The Criminal Oligarch Cabal Bankster Intelligence Deep State Crime Syndicate are going "All In."

 

Brace YourSelves.....

 

Here's a good analysis revealing the real catalyst for Trump Armageddon: 

 

"The true motive behind the wars in the Middle East is to maintain the US dollar as Reserve Currency and the Petrodollar as the unit of value for a barrel of oil. thus financing the US economy and its Military enforcement machine.

 

Russia and China have been dumping their US Treasury Bonds slowly and now trade between themselves in Gold, Yuan and rubles.

 

They have formed a new Financial system with the AIIB (Asian investment and Infrastructure Bank). They have formed a new Bank Clearing System, separate from SWIFT. They have their own credit card systems.

 

China is building the NEW SILK ROADS and sea arteries to connect the countries of ASIA to Europe. Trade along these routes will be in local currencies, bypassing the dollar.

 

The Silk Roads by-pass the US Navy’s control of the sea route choke points and make their carrier fleets largely redundant as enforcement tools..

 

For the Washington war machine, Syria is but a stop along the road to Iran, then up into Central Asia to cut and control the Silk Road and impose the US dollar toll charge.

 

The New Silk Roads spell the end of the US dollar as the dominant currency and the end of the US military and Financial hegemon.

 

Thus Syria is a major pivot point in World History and will be a war to the end. Empires die slowly and usually decay from within, but this may not be the case with the neocon psychopaths reluctant to concede power.

 

There are other US allies with interests in subduing Syria; Saudi and Qatar to build their gas pipeline to the Meditterean and onto the European Market, this undermines Russian near monopoly of supply and will undermine their already fragile economy.

Turkey with its grab for the corridor to the oilfields of Mosul and subjugation of its rebellious Kurds.

 

Israel and its Oded Yinon plan to break-up Syria and grab land, also to cut the Shia Crescent connecting Iran to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

 

European countries who are reliant on Russian gas energy supplies and wish to have another supply source from the Gulf States.

 

So there are many countries ready to feed on the carcass of Syria, if it is defeated."

 

 

 

 

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JohninMK Chupacabra-322 Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:35 Permalink

Interestingly, the gas pipe up to the EU from Qatar that you mention as being so important does not have to run up the west of the Gulf through Saudi etc.

As the Pars gas field is shared between Qatar and Iran there is the opportunity, by agreement of course, to extract the gas jointly and route it up the east of the Gulf with the route on through Iraq and Syria being the same in either case.

One reason that there is the current spat between Qatar and US backed Saudi.

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Herd Redirecti… JohninMK Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:41 Permalink

Thalassocracy, rule by control of the seas.   This has been the (((British)) and Israeli-American form of domination for the last 200+ years.

But any one with a globe can see that Eurasia dominates the world's landmasses.  With control of Iran, China and Russia control Eurasia.  Utterly.   Germany and Turkey are also important, from a geopolitical standpoint. 

This is why it is important from my standpoint that Russia and AMERICA work together (against China, if it comes to that, but in general, working together is good enough).

India, well, it ain't called a subcontinent for nothing.  They are becoming more independent, which is not good news for the globalists.

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TeethVillage88s ParkAveFlasher Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:11 Permalink

USA funds China's Silk Road & Military Build up with losing trade war/currency war.  Would the Vatican do this with opposition player?  Would a King or Queen do this with Opposition player?  What would Machiavelli do?

What is it like $625 Billion in annual Trade with China and US Deficit with China is like $375 Billion?

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html

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BritBob Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:15 Permalink

Putin and Xi, don't you just love them?

Earlier this year Putin signed accords with President Macri of Argentina which included Russia recognizing Argentina's Falklands claim. (La Voz, 23 Jan 2018)

In tune with President Macri's words, Xi Jinping thanked Argentina "the support they have given us for our claim of a single China as we support theirs for the Falkland Islands."  (Telam 17 May 2017).

Falklands - Argentina's Imaginary Territory (1 pg):- https://www.academia.edu/35715281/Falklands_Argentinas_Imaginary_Territory

Stupid or spiteful? 

TRM BritBob Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:33 Permalink

Welcome back Bob. We missed you. Glad you can still make money trolling about the Falklands. How about that Gibraltar? 

Oh and when will you make reparation payments to Ireland for starving millions to death? And when will you make reparations to China for the opium wars and trade you forcefully inflicted on them?

 

 

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VZ58 BritBob Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:13 Permalink

Haha...fu*king hilarious, your moronic posts! Your little island nation is turning into a right sh*thole full of SJW nutbars destroying your culture, Muslims aggitators and government fascism, and you are still peeing your pants about some rocks in the southern ocean! That about it sums up why the UK has contributed nothing to the world since Churchill. Meanhwile Russia and China will build more pipelines and railways and increase trade.

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OverTheHedge VZ58 Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:35 Permalink

Speaking of irrelevance, it has just come to me that the three European G7 countries (UK, France, Italy), do NOT have the power to negotiate trade agreements, because the EU does this independently for all EU countries, as a block. 

That being the case, what the fcuk are they talking about? Three heads of state who have gifted their right to negotiate to some other idiots in Brussels. What I don't know is if Junker and friends get to tag along, just in case someone talks about trade by mistake. At least Ms May will be able to discuss future trade arrangements, to be implemented at some point in the middle distance, eventually, provided it's ok'ed first by Brussels.

Sigh.

 

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Zhaupka Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:22 Permalink

PSYOPS: The United States has built and is currently building and maintaining a Planetary Siege Engine around both Russia and China.

Herdee Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:28 Permalink

The EurAsian trade zone is a lot more important to Russia and China. That's the future. China is the leader of the 21st. century. The United States can keep its' own isolationalist and social structural problems to itself while its' military/industrial complex bankrupts the country. Nobody around the globe right now wants their societies to look like American cities.It's nothing short of disgusting.

Mike Masr Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:28 Permalink

Russia & China

Russia and China are the founding member states of The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) an intergovernmental economic and military alliance of mutual security.

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Forces:

Active personnel 5,325,000
Reserve personnel 7,675,000
Available personnel for immediate activation and Conscription 192,039,958

Total of personnel 205,039,958

The economic and numerical might of China, together with the military prowess and vast modernized nuclear arsenal of Russia.

June 8, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unm9ej2X4gE

Leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), representing half of the world’s population, will gather in China’s eastern port city of Qingdao this weekend for a summit. This Xinhua video featuring Chinese ink painting takes you to understand the #SCO through one single Chinese character in its name: 合 or cooperation.

JBLight Mike Masr Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:31 Permalink

This is why the Dark State's biggest fear is Germany and/or US joining with the Russia/China duo. Merkel was all up Putin's ass last week in St. Petersburg. The writing is on the wall! The Western leaders know their economy is worthless and now we're seeing the about-face to slowly try and link with Eurasia. This is the future and there's no going back.

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