Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/21/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/21/2010The United States Senate voted 67 to 28 to clear the “New Start” arms control treaty for a final vote, so that the treaty is all but certain to be ratified. Eleven Republicans joined with the Democrats to vote in favor of it. Sen. John Kerry hailed the vote as an important step towards drastically reducing the danger of nuclear weapons.

In other news, the Chinese commerce minister says his country is “very concerned” about Europe’s debt crisis. As well it should be — China holds a massive amount of euro-denominated debt. Meanwhile, Citibank says that there will be more bank failures in Europe in the new year, and probably also bailouts for Portugal and Spain.

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Zenster said...

You’d Rather See China or Russia Leading?

It’s time to save the European way, urges Venezuelan columnist Moise’s Naim: the alternatives — US hegemony, Chinese capitalist communism or Russian autocracy — are far worse.

Perish the thought that our world's leading Free Market Economy might be allowed to survive. "US hegemony" ... eeeewww, it's tinny, such a horrible outcome, compared to the autocratic and terrorist-sponsoring nonsense of MORONS like Hugo Chavez.