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Monday, November 22, 2010

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization? What is it? Why Does it Matter?

While the West talks nuclear disarmament, a major new power bloc builds in the East.

While most Westerners have never heard of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, this economic/military alliance, is set to become one the most powerful forces on the planet.

What is the SCO? According to the organization's own website:
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation creation of which was proclaimed on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai (China) by the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People’s Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan. Its prototype is the Shanghai Five mechanism.

The main goals of the SCO are strengthening mutual confidence and good-neighbourly relations among the member countries; promoting effective cooperation in politics, trade and economy, science and technology, culture as well as education, energy, transportation, tourism, environmental protection and other fields; making joint efforts to maintain and ensure peace, security and stability in the region, moving towards the establishment of a new, democratic, just and rational political and economic international order...

The Organisation has two permanent bodies – the Secretariat in Beijing and the Regional Counter-Terrorism Structure in Tashkent. SCO Secretary-General and RCTS Executive Committee Director are appointed by the HSC for a period of three years. From 01 January 2007 these posts are held by Bolat K.Nurgaliev (Kazakhstan) and Myrzakan U.Subanov (Kyrgyzstan) respectively.

The SCO member states occupy a territory of around 30 million 189 thousand square kilometers, which makes up three fifths of the Eurasian continent, and have a population of 1.5 billion, which makes up a quarter of the planet’s population.
India, Pakistan and Iran are hold "observer" status with the SCO.

While virtually ignored by the MSM, the Communist press regards the SCO as a hugely important organization. It is seen as a means of re-aligning power away from the USA and the West in favor of the East and the Communist/Muslim world.

Here is an article on the SCO from the October 25, 2006 edition of the Communist Party of Australia's Guardian, with some commentary from New Zeal.

Significance of India, Russia, China cooperation

"The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) countries are going to be the new powerhouse of the world. It is in India’s enlighten­ed interest that we understand its importance as we are a country which desperately needs energy", CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat says in a statement this month. "Trilateral co-operation between India, China and Russia has symbolic significance as it can dispel the notion that the 21st century is an American century."
New Zeal As the head of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Prakash Karat is a hugely influential figure. The CPI(M) controls several state governments and has a strong bloc in the Indian Parliament as does the "rival" Communist Party of India.
The recent meeting between India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese Premier Hu Jintao and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G-8 summit held tremendous potential in the changing world situation. Karat was delivering a talk on the "Role of friendship societies in Indo-Russian relations".

Karat said the 21st century was not going to be an American century. "This will be an Asian century. Two countries, India and China, are to power Asia through their economic growth and political clout. Though a unipolar world appeared to emerge after the fall of the Soviet Union, current trends hint at a transition towards a multi-polar world which would be more balanced and equitable and with less scope for hegemony", Karat said.

Besides Asia, new power centres were developing in Europe, Latin America and Africa much to the "dismay" of United States.

Emerging co-operation among India, Brazil and South Africa, which are important countries in the developing world, would [also] promote multi-polarity in the world.
New Zeal South Africa's Communist Party dominated government has been very active in promoting ties with Marxist led Brazil and heavily Marxist influenced India. South African deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Azziz Pahad, brother of leading SACP member and adviser to then President Thabo Mbeki, Essop Pahad has been particularly active in promoting ties to India.
Stating that energy was going to be a major issue in the 21st century, he said Russia’s energy diplomacy had signaled that it would be assertive in the new situation.

The six-member SCO comprising Russia, China and central Asian republics, would have an increasing role in world affairs.

Karat urged the Indian Govern­ment to understand the importance of the SCO in which India, along with Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, were observers.

"If the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline became a reality, the country would get gas at one-quarter of its price in the international market. Russia was now co-operating with Iran, and India should use its ties with Russia to play an increasing role in central Asia", Karat said.

He said the present world situation underlined the need to maintain, nurture and strengthen India’s ties with Russia. In the earlier period of the Soviet Union, India had been greatly influenced by the first socialist experiment.

"Promotion of people-to-people relations was also important while developing strategic relations with countries like China and Russia and developing nations", Karat said.
New Zeal How will a nuclear disarmed West deal with a power bloc spanning Asia from Vladivostok to Kiev and from the Arctic circle to Southern India? Combine that with an alliance between nuclear capable, or near capable India, South Africa and Brazil, allied in turn to oil rich Venezuela and Iran and you start to see a potential problem.

Yep, definitely a great time for Communist Party "friend" Barack Obama to lead America down the "no nukes" road.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg, thank you so much for revealing this info Trevor. How is it the media has missed this, especially with that logo which is so similar to Obama's? The logo is also similar to the logo of the Lucis Trust (aka Lucifer Trust) which depicts a rising moon.

12:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS should be enough PROOF to ARREST Obama for TREASON and SEDITION! He is empowering this group, aiding in the demise of the country he was elected to serve.

1:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"a new, democratic, just and rational political and economic international order" called the Shanghai Cooperation? Is "democratic" the new code word for dictatorship? Or do they mean the kind of democracy where the board votes on their chairman?

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Obama's symbol actually does mimic this one perfectly:'s+symbol&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&redir_esc=&ei=9wXrTKHfG9COcbLToYAP

I believe the way they use 'democratic' is similar to majority rule. They get 'their people' to vote them in and call it democracy.

That's why keeping a Republic, having states rights, and the electoral college is so important. Preserving individual regions uniqueness and ability to have self-determination is paramount to preserving freedom.

I think so anyway.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Paula-Okc said...

Trevor, everytime I read something about China I can't help but think of the missile fired off the coast of California. There is just too many unanswered questions about them and their advancement so quickly on the technological push in the world?

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I checked out the website regarding Obama's logo that you listed Nancy and they all say that it depicts a rising sun. I believe it is a rising moon as in the Lucis Trust logo. Any thoughts?

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

I don't know what they all say, but I think the two logos just look practically the same. Since the SCO one is from 2001, it makes sense that Obama's artist copied it from there. The similarities are too strikingly similar to ignore this.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another interesting alliance:
Should South Africa be a BRIC?
South Africa’s aspirations to make it BRICS with a capital ‘S’ became clearer when Russia revealed Pretoria had “applied” to join.

Just what an application to join the BRICs means is still a bit unclear. Although Brazil, Russia, India and China have met for two summits and are due to hold a third in China next year to discuss common interests, the acronym was coined in 2001 by Jim O’Neill, now chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset management and at the time the bank’s chief economist.

When Reuters asked O’Neill whether South Africa should be a member of the BRICs, he said “No”.


2:31 AM  

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