9-15-16 The US has provided More than $1.7 billion in support of energy transmission lines, hydropower plants, and associated reforms in Afghanistan since 2010; and
Adding 1,000 megawatts to Pakistan’s power grid, supplying power to more than 16 million people.
While the vast majority of Americans undoubtedly wish the peoples of Central Asia-South Asia well and would be happy to see the CASA region develop modern electricity generation plants and transmission lines, they would most likely not be happy to learn that it is being done at their expense, and under the direction of central planners in Beijing, Moscow, and Washington, D.C. Especially since our own American power grid infrastructure is in a perilous state and in need of massive investment, so much so that the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gives it a scandalous D+ rating. In fact, while the globalists running our government freely spend untold billions of dollars for “infrastructure development” throughout the world, the ASCE warns in its most recent edition of “America’s Infrastructure Report Card” that our crumbling infrastructure (roads, bridges, ports, canals, dams, levees, power grid, railways, airports, etc.), once the envy of the world, is now a shambles. In fact, it is in dire need of a massive $3.2 trillion of investment. Where will the capital for investments that enormous come from? Americans with aging equipment and deteriorating infrastructure will find themselves competing (once again) against low-wage developing countries with brand new infrastructure and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities — courtesy of government….
Among the topics to be covered at the Silk Road Summit is a program on “Multilateral Project Financing for New Silk Road Projects,” which will cover financing through Communist China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the joint Russian-Chinese Silk Road Fund, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the U.S. government (EX-IM Bank, OPIC, TDA).
The Eurasia Center/Eurasian Business Coalition lists as its current and/or past corporate members/sponsors: 3M Corporation; the Boeing Company; U.S. Department of Commerce; Caterpillar; Cisco Systems; Citibank; Arthur Andersen; Dechert LLP; Ernst & Young, LLP; United Technologies; the Ford Motor Company; the Coca-Cola Company; General Electric; ConocoPhillips; the Intel Corporation; Lockheed-Martin; PepsiCo; Coors; DuPont; Goodyear; Research International, USEC Inc….
The Silk Road Summit (to be held on Sept 26, 2016 in Washington, D.C.) should be viewed as a major step by the Obama administration to implement that Council on Foreign Relations vision of U.S.-China convergence, as enunciated by Bergsten (director emeritus of the Petersen Institute for International Economics). http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/commentary/item/24072-obama-clinton-china-wall-street-the-silk-road-trade-scheme#
9-14-16 Yet another top military leader for the Islamic State, or ISIS, was exposed as having been trained by the U.S. government — this one as recently as 2014 and on American soil, according to media reports confirmed as accurate by the U.S. State Department. The ISIS military leader also said in a video that he was secretly trained in Russia.
The terror leader in question, Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov (shown), who is originally of Tajikistan, is the new “minister of war” for ISIS, according to Iraq News and other sources. He took over ISIS forces after the previous U.S. government-trained ISIS military chief, Tarkhan Batirashvili (a.k.a. Abu Omar al Shishani), was reportedly killed.
U.S. authorities said Khalimov, the 41-year-old new ISIS military chief, received “appropriate vetting” prior to his advanced military and terror training by the U.S. State Department, including during the terms of Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. The former Tajik official’s involvement with ISIS apears to have been first reported by CNN last year, before he became “minister of war” for the terror group.
Critics said the latest revelations highlight major problems with U.S. foreign policy, as well as serious questions about the Obama administration’s supposed “vetting” capabilities. Indeed, for generations, the U.S. government has been caught variously arming and training mass-murdering dictators, terrorist groups, and other unsavory forces — often with tragic results.
The new ISIS military commander began his U.S. government training in 2003 and continued for more than a decade, according to the U.S. State Department. It was not immediately clear when exactly his training in Russia took place, or who exactly was behind it. Before joining ISIS, Khalimov served as special forces commander for the Interior Ministry of Tajikistan’s brutal regime.
Tajikistan is and has been since the early 1990s ruled by a brutal communist-minded dictatorship led by Emomali Rahmon, the ruthless former chairman of the “Supreme Soviet” of the ostensibly defunct Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic. Why the U.S. government was training the totalitarian regime’s “security” forces was not immediately clear, nor was the supposed source of authority for doing so, though the public justification was, ironically, “terrorism.” http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/asia/item/24063-new-isis-military-chief-trained-by-obama-administration#