Russia, China extend friendship and cooperation treaty -Kremlin

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      MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday announced the extension of a 20-year-old friendship and cooperation treaty between their countries, both of which have strained ties with the West.

      Speaking to Xi via video conference, Putin said the Sino-Russian Treaty of Friendship, signed in 2001, enshrined the two powers’ support for defending national unity and territorial integrity, at a time when both Moscow and Beijing are at odds with Western countries on a wide range of issues.

      “In today’s world, such agreements are of serious importance,” the Kremlin cited Putin as saying. “In the context of increasing geopolitical turbulence, the dismantlement of arms control agreements and increased potential for conflict in different corners of the world, Russian-Chinese coordination plays a stabilising role in world affairs.”

      Putin said the agreement would be automatically extended for another five years after it expires in February 2022.

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      Because the US-UK led coordination of the last century has done SO well for everyone.

      Corporate America consists of totalitarian entities laser-focused on short-term greed.

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      intruding into their territorial waters and/or bombing Russian allies…..

      Russia’s relations with the United States and other Western countries linger at post-Cold War lows over issues ranging from Moscow’s annexation of Crimea to allegations of Russian meddling in U.S. elections.

      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

      It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

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      We are not now, nor ever has been the rulers, or owners of anything in any other sovereign country. If we want it, we just make up something and go get it. Whatever “it” happens to be. Oil, minerals, wood, elections, whatever. That’s how we got Hawaii. Even the land and original owners we killed off, for this land that we now call the United States of America.
      If we piss off China, which makes almost everything for us, we’re fucked. Everything from raw materials to finished computer chips, to almost all of our electronics, appliances like microwaves, refrigerators kitchen ranges and air conditioners. To say nothing of all the land and corporations China owns in this country. Did somebody mention $1.1 trillion of U.S. Saving Bonds that China owns?

      Our leaders are so short sighted and stupid. In an US against the rest of the world, we don’t stand a chance anymore. Why? We off shored our manufacturing for more profit, with no thought as to what might happen in the future, if something goes pear shaped or sideways, down the road.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
      The older we get, the less "Life in Prison" is a deterrent.
      Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

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