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The war on terror and the SCO

by grimgraphix / August 31, 2007 2:17 AM PDT
PEACE MISSION 2007

I was struck by the blue banner's cheerful message while being contrasted by the military images on either end.

I came across this just now. My post isn't meant to be political. I just wanted to point this out as an interesting bit of fact that the war on terror has been adopted by the asian block countries as a reason to build up a new Warsaw Pact style military coalition called the SCO or The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ... is an intergovernmental mutual-security organization which was founded in 2001 by the leaders of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Except for Uzbekistan, the other countries had been members of the Shanghai Five, founded in 1996; after the inclusion of Uzbekistan in 2001, the members renamed the organization.

BTW... the USA applied for official observer status with the SCO... and was turned down. It is important to keep up with current events.

cheers

grim
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by Angeline Booher / August 31, 2007 4:04 AM PDT

We know that Russia has been antsy about NATO since it was formed. And they hadn't been exactly thrilled with the idea of having China as a neighbor, though "Comrades". Quite shaky over the decades.

They signed a Sino-Soviet pact in 1937.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Soviet_Non-Aggression_Pact

Then a " Treaty of Friendship and Alliance" in 1950. Things got hairy in 1967. There is a review of their relationship over the years at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Soviet_split

I notice the absence of North Korea in this "Peace Mission".

I reckon that all pacts are self-serving to the signatories. But if Pakistan and India join this "Peace Mission", that gives them 2 more countries with nuclear capabilities. Sorta makes me wonder if both Russian and Chinese interest lies in their self protection.

Angeline
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by drpruner / August 31, 2007 6:47 AM PDT

Oops, outdated panic. Never mind.

Anyway, thanks for the link to the redoubtable People's Daily. It's bookmarked right next to CNN, BBC, and C|net.

Did you notice that China assures everyone that the upcoming 'security exercise' is not aimed at any particular country? No doubt they'll all be watching with their spy equipment anyway. Bush said the same to Putin about installing missile sites 'next door'. Happy

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