davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman / September 18, 2014
US imperialism was once a fearsome force—-mainly for ill. Under the latter heading, Washington’s savage destruction of Vietnam four decades ago comes readily to mind. But now the American Imperium has become just a gong show on the Potomac—even as its weapons have gotten more lethal [...]
washingtonsblog.com / by DavidSwanson / September 16, 2014
If members of the U.S. public were ever to wonder what the other 95% of humanity thinks about them, would it be better to break that harsh truth to them gently or just to blurt it out?
I’m going to go with the latter.
lewrockwell.com / The Stone Zone / August 27, 2014
Senator Howard Baker learned Agency Infiltrated and sabotaged the Watergate Break-in
Roger Stone, former Advisor to Richard Nixon and New York Times bestselling author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy – now says the same forces who killed JFK tried twice to [...]
gata.org / By cpowell on Mon, 2014-08-18
Gold Loses Shine in Vietnam as Retail Sales Slump
From Thanh Nien News Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Monday, August 18, 2014
Gold purchases by retail customers in Vietnam, the world’s seventh-largest gold consumer, fell 42 percent year-on-year to [...]
zerohedge.com / by Andy Tully via OilPrice.com / July 21, 2014
A leading Vietnamese military officer said July 16 that China’s decision to remove a huge oil rig from waters claimed by both countries shows that it is backing down in a dispute that has raged since May.
Maj. Gen. Le Ma Luong [...]
zerohedge.com / by James Kunstler of Kunstler.com
Obama Pushes Iraqis to Mend Sectarian Rifts
— Headline, The New York Times
Have they tried diversity training? I doubt it. That’s not how things are done in the Shithole Formerly Known as Iraq (SFKI). They’re headhunters now. For the moment the ISIS hasn’t had the inclination to [...]
thedailysheeple.com / Joshua Krause / June 11, 2014
Last Tuesday, the Iraqi city of Mosul was taken over by the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant”, also known as the ISIS. Formerly affiliated with Al Qaeda, The ISIS began in the early years of the American invasion of Iraq, and was responsible for some [...]
gata.org / Tue, 2014-05-27 04:55
Vietnam Central Bank Vows to Intervene in Gold Market to Maintain Stability
From Tuoi Tre (newspaper) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Monday, May 26, 2014
The State Bank of Vietnam has enough gold bullion that can be sold on a large [...]
truthingold.com / truthing / May 21, 2014 at 08:08
Gold consumption in Vietnam, the largest Southeast Asian user after Thailand, will probably shrink by more than half this year after global prices fell, the currency stabilized and the government tightened rules.
Demand may drop to 25 metric tons to 30 [...]
financialsense.com / May 19, 2014
A senior Chinese military leader has blamed both Hanoi and Washington for the bloody protests in Vietnam over Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig in waters claimed by both China and Vietnam.
The problem is not the oil rig but the rioting in Vietnam that arose from protests over the [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/19/2014 11:28
While we wait (in vain) for the US to lob sanctions at China for doing what Russia has done and amass a military presence on its border with Vietnam, here is what China had to say about the earlier announcement by the DOJ charging China [...]
infowars.com / Paul Joseph Watson / May 19, 2014
Beijing may be considering a military response to anti-China protests that have erupted in Vietnam over the last two weeks, with reports of an “endless stream” of PLA troops, tanks, missile launchers and other heavy artillery heading to Pingxiang city, where the Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979 [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/19/2014 08:01 -0400
Earlier today, Putin did his usual “we are pulling our forces away from the Ukraine border” gambit (sure he is… and is replacing them with a massive airforce drill), and as usual the algos appear to have fallen for it, after European stocks suddenly [...]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / David Stockman / May 18, 2014
Back in the spring of 1968 I also got an invitation to evacuate. It was from Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, suggesting I evacuate my cushy life as a student in East Lansing, Michigan to join his crusade to stop the “chicoms” from annexing Vietnam.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 05/13/2014 21:48 -0400
With the additional deployment of a submarine and a missile ship, there are now 86 Chinese vessels accompanying the oil rig’s installation in Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Local news reports that 3 Chinese military ships are surrounding a Vietnamese marine police vessel this morning and [...]
testosteronepit.com / By Nicholas Cunningham, Oilprice.com / May 8, 2014
Vietnam and China are engaged in a heated standoff in the South China Sea, with both sides thus far unwilling to back down. The problem started earlier this week when China sent an oil rig and other accompanying vessels into an area within [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/08/2014 09:52 -0400
While most mainstream media is focused on villainizing Putin and the ongoing ‘diplomacy’ in Ukraine, we warned Monday of the dramatically escalating tensions between Vietnam and China over oil-drilling in disputed waters. The initial verbal to and fro – Vietnam angry at the move and China [...]
zerohedge.com / By James Burgess via OilPrice.com on 05/06/2014 22:35 -0400
Over the weekend of May 3 and 4, China sent an oil rig into disputed waters of the South China Sea to begin oil exploration. The rig is near the Paracel Islands, inside the 200-mile exclusive economic zone of Vietnam, which angrily protested the [...]
zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / 04/04/2014 16:35 -0400
For the past five years, one of the most theatrical topics of superficially deep debate by both regulators and legislators has been a simple one: how to end the abuse of power and relentless gambling with zero fear of consequences by systemically important, Too Big To [...]
truthingold.com / truthing / April 1, 2014 at 09:24
Local and foreign individuals will be prohibited from carrying gold bullion and gold material when they enter or leave Vietnam, except for immigration purposes, starting May 15, according to a new circular recently issued by the country’s central bank.
The tightened rule is applicable to [...]