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Partnership goes block



The Trans-Pacific Economic Initiative, initiated by the United States, consisting of a dozen countries and territories in the region, excluding Russia and China, in fact implies the creation of a kind of eastern NATO.

Its basis is the military-political bloc ANZUS (Australia, New Zealand, the United States) and a similar alliance ANZUK (with Great Britain instead of the United States). In any case, the number of bilateral and trilateral military exercises in the ANZUS over the years 2013 – 2015 has almost doubled.

Cold currentWith 2013, representatives of the British Ministry of Defense regularly attend. Since the beginning of 2014, this agency has been conducting increasingly frequent consultations with partners from Canberra and Wellington on the subject of intensifying military cooperation and, accordingly, restoring the ANZYUK block. According to available information, such consultations took place in June in Adamstown, the administrative center of the British islands of Pitcairn, located in the southeastern sector of the Pacific Ocean, near the sea borders of Chile. That is, ANZUK's sphere of interests extends over the vast part of the water area.

Meanwhile, the American media are increasingly saying that Russia and China are “in need” of more active military and political deterrence. According to the same sources, the growing political and economic activity of Beijing in the Pacific countries, including the island countries, represents a real threat to the strategic interests of the United States and its allies in the Pacific basin. The strengthening of China’s positions on the disputed Spratly Islands (South China Sea), where large reserves of oil (up to 55 billion barrels) and natural gas (over 30 trillion cubic meters) are explored in Washington, is similar. For example, American analyst Kate Johnson in Foreign Policy (USA) 23 July noted that “as part of a broad strategy to maintain equilibrium in South Asia, the US is trying to pay special attention to the South China Sea, which provides for a closer military alliance with Australia, Japan and the Philippines . Meanwhile, China’s actions can have enormous implications for international law: reefs, cliffs and islands bring various benefits to their owners, and issues of sovereignty and the division of billions of barrels of oil remain to be resolved. If the Chinese outposts receive the legal status of the islands, it will give Beijing the right to exploit the rich deposits in hundreds of kilometers of water claimed by other countries. ” In a broader context, "geopolitical changes are especially noticeable in the South China Sea, an old hot spot where China is gaining strength, faced with nervous Asian neighbors and worried about the American hegemon."

Over the past two and a half years, PRC investments in the economies of Southeast Asia have increased by more than a third, exceeding 300 billion dollars in total. In the Pacific, including Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, Beijing’s investments almost doubled over the same period, reaching 70 billions of dollars. Neither the USA, nor Japan, nor the European Union can compete with such amounts.

Meanwhile, the United States in the region, along with ANZUS and bilateral agreements or memorandums on mutual military aid or military-technical cooperation (with Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, with a number of island countries). In the same basin, we recall, are the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, where there are a lot of US military and intelligence facilities that are also located on the US Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and East Samoa. In short, the ground for enhancing the presence of the Pentagon in many sectors of the Pacific Ocean is the most fertile ...

As for the ANZUS block, its creation agreement was signed in San Francisco on September 1 on 1951 and entered into force on April 29 on 1952. It is characteristic that on the same dates a peace treaty was signed with Japan.

At the beginning of 1978, the Indian Ocean basin was included in the scope of the block. In addition, in 1971, Australia and New Zealand jointly established a similar bloc with the UK - ANZUK. True, it was officially dissolved at the end of 1975, but the military cooperation between the participants was preserved. Some Australian and New Zealand media recently reported that in London they are initiating a draft general treaty on military security within the framework of the British Commonwealth of Nations. And the base structure is scheduled ANZUK, which is planned to be recreated.

For geographic reasons, all these plans and structures will already be a military-political support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CCI) - a large free-trade zone initiated by the United States. By the end of 2016, it is planned to sign an agreement on the CCI. It involves 14 Pacific countries and territories - without the Russian Federation, China. And also without France, which has almost half of the islands in the central and southern water areas, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, North Korea, the majority of representatives of Latin America ...

Obviously, the United States will dominate this "partnership." Which, judging by the composition, is intended to counteract the strengthening in the region of political and economic positions, first of all, Russia and China.

Marshall's notorious plan, seemingly economic, was accompanied by the formation of the Western European Military Union, and later the NATO bloc. It seems that the same military-political scheme, judging by the trends in ANZUS and ANZUK, will be repeated by the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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  1. inkass_98
    inkass_98 9 September 2015 06: 50 New
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    Interestingly, will the States ever have a turnip crack at last? In all directions, poor fellows are torn, all peace and quiet are protected, there is no time to think about yourself. But you need to think: Maduro has already invited 20 thousand refugees to his place, is there any secret intent against this? It’s not so difficult to transfer the necessary part of them to neighbors, to add bugs, you-skip.
    1. SSR
      SSR 9 September 2015 07: 01 New
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      Quote: inkass_98
      Interestingly, will the States ever have a turnip crack at last? In all directions, poor fellows are torn, all peace and quiet are protected, there is no time to think about yourself. And you need to think :.

      Here you need to look broader))) now the hegemon of the United States, but in fact it’s five countries, the United States, Australia, England, N. Zealand and the shy with a fig leaf of Canada. At least four countries need to be extinguished, otherwise the English-speaking elites will continue to ride from country to country eating up, clogging up resources, including human resources.
      1. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 9 September 2015 07: 05 New
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        Do you have a method and means, how or how to extinguish the "hegemon" with the hangers-on?
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        2. siberalt
          siberalt 9 September 2015 09: 31 New
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          Charles de Coster invented such a method described in his "Legend of Uhlenpiegel." Namely: - feed to death laughing What is happening with America. The appetites of the USA are very immoderate.
          1. bastard
            bastard 9 September 2015 18: 13 New
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            Quote: siberalt
            Charles de Coster invented such a method described in his "Legend of Uhlenpiegel." Namely: - feed to death

            Well I do not know. If America is bent by diarrhea, the stench will be quite intolerable, not like now. It is better for them to mix alabaster with zpoksidka in the grub, once devoured and that's enough.

            There is more you don’t want anything until death, but you want so you can’t. . . (c) Arlazorov
        3. Volzhanin
          Volzhanin 9 September 2015 15: 15 New
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          It seems that it is not particularly necessary to extinguish it. Minke whales will tear, how to drink to give!
          So, give a little push if ... So we are forever please!
          wink
      2. Selevc
        Selevc 9 September 2015 13: 56 New
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        Quote: SSR
        Here you need to look broader))) now the hegemon of the United States, but in fact it’s five countries, the United States, Australia, England, N. Zealand and the shy with a fig leaf of Canada.

        The most interesting thing is that all these countries (except England) cleaned out the local population and in some cases (for example, as the story with the Tasmanians) completely destroyed it !!! And these wolves in sheep's clothing teach others how to live? Truly our world is one continuous theater of the absurd !!!
        1. Volzhanin
          Volzhanin 9 September 2015 15: 10 New
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          Not our world, but the world of arrogant Saxons and Zhidomassons! wink
    2. Asadullah
      Asadullah 9 September 2015 11: 24 New
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      Interestingly, will the States ever have a turnip crack at last?


      This is already a defensive measure. The fact is that the entire economy of the region directly depends on China. This is a huge resource vacuum cleaner. From that, any military blocs in the region, with the exception of Australia and New Zealand, are meaningless. In the event of a US-PRC conflict, no country will directly support the United States. Only indirectly, because with almost every country in the region the United States has agreements on the unhindered movement of troops.
  2. afdjhbn67
    afdjhbn67 9 September 2015 06: 57 New
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    Well, let the rubyat with China and where does Russia? we don’t have geostrategic interests there, and even a little strength too .. And the states were chopped into World War II just there and no one else will be allowed to go there so don’t yell and give a damn about it, turn on the brain ...
    1. kotvov
      kotvov 9 September 2015 09: 15 New
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      and they won’t let anyone else go there so don’t yell, and don’t curse in vain,
      but where do you get such confidence from? They will not let me go, but will they ask them? Economically, China has already crawled into those jungle, and India is not asleep. .so let's see what is cooked there.
      1. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 9 September 2015 09: 22 New
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        Quote: kotvov
        and they won’t let anyone else go there so don’t yell, and don’t curse in vain,
        but where do you get such confidence from? They will not let me go, but will they ask them? Economically, China has already crawled into those jungle, and India is not asleep. .so let's see what is cooked there.

        here I am about the same with what Russia? near its borders a ram is full ..
  3. D-Master
    D-Master 9 September 2015 06: 59 New
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    The struggle in the world is acquiring ever more real features. The autumn session at the UN will show its. I think that China will block the decision to deprive Russia of the veto and we will go on the offensive. Thoroughly pushing Chinese Rock and Reef solutions. And China will help us with the Lomonosov Ridge. Well, blocks and stuff - without financing, they are dead. But the prospect is not bright. The American spider is increasingly entangling the world with its web.
    1. RU-Officer
      RU-Officer 9 September 2015 07: 36 New
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      But the prospect is not bright. The American spider is increasingly entangling the world with its web.

      Regrettably, one has to confess (to oneself and somewhere else - deep down) - the world is already "head over heels" in a "hybrid war". Well, okay, seven deaths - never happen ... hi
      1. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 9 September 2015 10: 41 New
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        amen azm am .. hi laughing
  4. yuriy55
    yuriy55 9 September 2015 08: 30 New
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    ... Well, the blocks and stuff - without financing, they are dead. But the prospect is not bright. The American spider is increasingly entangling the world with its web.

    It’s just for him (the spider) to pull out the paws one by one and insert the matches so that he doesn’t weave anything and wherever ...
  5. Cucumbers
    Cucumbers 9 September 2015 11: 21 New
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    And they turned off the WTO already. They don’t want to trade honestly with everyone. In childhood, they didn’t play enough in Red alert.
  6. akudr48
    akudr48 9 September 2015 14: 48 New
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    I recall Orwell with the novel "1984"

    "Oceania is waging a war (formally) for world domination with two other superpowers: Eurasia and Ostasia. In fact, the goal of the war, as it is written in Goldstein’s book, is to" develop the resource of machines "for the impossibility of using it for the purpose of" excessive "enrichment of the population, as well as to maintain the image of the enemy in the minds of people and to justify all the disasters in Oceania with the machinations of "enemies".

    Correctly predicted everything.

    Oceania is the United States with NATO.

    Eurasia (Russia) and Ostasia (China).

    To make it easier and more reliable to control the masses, otherwise there isn’t enough pop music for everyone, but Mozart and Tchaikovsky are already impossible ...

    True, invaders from Africa have now trampled into Oceania (under Orwell it wasn’t yet), but somehow it will settle down.
  7. 31rus
    31rus 9 September 2015 20: 25 New
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    This US policy is not new and predictable, here the author forgot another major player: India, (although it does not formally belong to this region), even the economic union China, Russia and India are already a serious obstacle to the United States and its allies, while the United States leads region but for how long?