"Responsible Sovereignty in an Era of Transnational Threats", Rede von
Bundesaußenminister Steinmeier anlässlich der Konferenz "Managing Global
Insecurity" der Bertelsmann Stiftung, Berlin
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"Mr. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Mr. Pachauri, Javier [Solana], Mr. [Strobe] Talbott, Mr Thielen, Mr. Ischinger, Excellencies, distinguished friends,
"First of all, I would like to thank you most warmly for this opportunity to speak to you this evening. And I would like to extend a special welcome to our guests from abroad. I am delighted to welcome you to Berlin! This really is an impressive gathering of foreign and security experts tonight!
"Ladies and gentlemen,
"If we look back only 20 years, nobody could have predicted what this place, this area would look like today:
"This used to be a place of division, the Berlin Wall just a couple of hundred metres down the road. Now exchanges of free thoughts and ideas - such as ours tonight - are possible just across the street from where some of the most important institutions of communist East Germany used to have their seat: the Central Committee in the building now occupied by the Federal Foreign Office, the People"s Chamber and the State Council.
"There are signs that 20 years from now the world will have changed dramatically again. And I share with you, Mr Talbott, and your partners in the Managing Global Insecurity Project, the strong conviction that today we have an opportunity and a duty to try to shape this future.
"I really appreciate the undertaking led by the Brookings Institution and I am looking forward to the results and proposals you present.
"Ladies and gentlemen,
"As we all know now, after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the world did not enter a phase of "capitalist peace". Neither did it mean the end of history, as some analysts and prophets used to put it.
"Instead, from the early nineties to the present day globalization has been the name of the game, shifting the traditional patterns of geo-economic and geo-political realities.
"The tragic events of 11 September 2001 and the ongoing struggle against fundamentalism [emphasis added] and international terrorism in Afghanistan and beyond is a constant reminder of the threats we still face today.
"And it seems that the scope of threats undermining peace and stability is widening. International terrorism has been joined by a new cluster of challenges, jolting the very basis of our system of global governance.
"Food insecurity, climate change, growing competition for resources as well as global financial turmoil are undermining global stability, international law and democratic transition worldwide. That has rarely been more obvious than in the last few months.
"And what these last few months have shown is that our current system of global governance is not sufficiently prepared to deal with these new challenges.
"We are in the midst of a global reorientation, a collective process of adjustment
in reaction to these new challenges. We need to come up with new concepts to
"'Responsible Sovereignty' - as you term it in your project - refers to the most important part of this new approach: shared responsibility among the members of the international community, maximizing the opportunities and minimizing the risks brought about by the changed international situation.
"Indeed, we are singing from the same sheet. I have called in my recent speeches for a Global Responsibility Partnership in the world’s search for a new global order.
"· A Global Responsibility Partnership aimed at equitable and fair access to global public goods.
"· A Global Responsibility Partnership that contributes to crisis prevention, conflict management and post-conflict reconstruction.
"· And a Global Responsibility Partnership that is more inclusive and fills regulatory and institutional gaps in the international system.
"One thing is clear: no country and none of the traditional alliances - present or future - can shoulder these tremendous tasks alone.
"By global we mean truly global. We cannot manage the new challenges without integrating the emerging powers of Asia, Latin America and Africa into rules-based global regimes.
"We need to think about possible designs for a renewed international framework of institutions. A framework that can handle both old and new threats, hard and so-called soft security issues.
"In all these challenges we either win together or we fail together. Therefore, we need to come up with a way to not only link up our capacities to anticipate and prevent threats but also to identify our joint political interests, to forge global consensus and to strengthen international cooperation.
"Responsibility and Cooperation - these are the key terms for shaping the 21st century.
"Ladies and gentlemen,
"This world needs a fresh approach to global governance - an approach that is more holistic, more inclusive, more proactive and more focused on the real challenges of the 21st century.
"And, ladies and gentlemen, the time is ripe to work towards such a new approach: 2009 is the year of opportunities.
"A newly elected President in Russia, a new US President, China after the Olympics: all these changes push open a window of opportunity to create a legitimate and effective world order for the 21st century.
"Let me just make one brief remark regarding the G8. In the coming year, the G8 plus 5 Heiligendamm process will be reviewed during Italy"s G8 Presidency. I have said before that we need to both deepen and broaden the outreach process. I advocate making the outreach format more inclusive - let’s make it a G 13! - and, at the same time, strengthening the conclave character of the G8.
"Ladies and gentlemen,
"If we want to seize the opportunity ahead of us, the transatlantic relationship will be absolutely crucial. It is therefore vital that we renew and reform the transatlantic
partnership in order to shape the global age together.
"That"s why I have been arguing for a renewed transatlantic agenda. However, we must not stop at this point. We have to take Russia, China, India on board as well as other emerging powers such as Brazil, Mexico, South Africa to mention only a few. We have to find a global agenda that enables us to tackle the great challenges of
our time together: energy security and climate change, financial markets,
non-proliferation and disarmament - and the transformation of global governance
structures by means of a Global Responsibility Partnership.
"Thank you very much."
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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
"It looks as though Linda Osolkowski [author of the editorial Rich was responding to] wants to talk about religious extremism and silly beliefs. In her latest vox pops she ridiculed Dr. Uhri for having what she considers a ridiculous belief system. She goes as far as to sarcastically suggest Dr. Uhri believes gravity to be only a theory. It is not uncommon for Osolkowski to publicly mock Christians as in past posts she has ridiculed doctrines such as the rapture while touting her “goddess” worship as being firmly based in reason. So it is time to further examine her new age mindset and the theology which surrounds the goddess."The goddess identifiable by many names was known to the Egyptians as Isis, the Greeks as Demeter-Persephone, to the Romans Diana and, at present, is commonly known as Sophia-Gaia. Gaia is most recognizable to people as “Mother Earth.” Although the goddess’ theology varies amongst Sophiologists the core belief system remains common. Hence I will present the goddess from the perspectives of her story tellers, those credited with heralding in the new age and popularizing her in the west, namely H.P. Blavatsky and Rudolph Steiner.In the beginning God existed as one in the form of a polarity: the divine masculine and the divine feminine (Sophia). Together they co-created the universe. Each entity was a conjoined triune deity, the male being the Father, Logos and Holy Spirit and the female being the Mother, Daughter and World Soul. In the goddess’ zeal to create, she formed the cosmos independently of her male counterpart resulting in a mistake which caused the divine feminine to separate from the divine masculine. Upon her descent Ialdabaoth, the God of Israel, taunted her so she gave her light to the sun and became the earth where she remains in the depths of the under world longing to reunite to the divine masculine. The universal prayer to the goddess opens as “our Mother, who art in the depths of the under world.” Her only hope to reconnect to the divine masculine has been to facilitate humanity’s evolution to its final stage by emitting evolutionary impulse streams through her spiral vortexes. It is only when humanity becomes attuned to her impulses and by adopting a global consciousness—the World Soul—that the goddess will become redeemed and able to reunite to the divine masculine."The final earthly stage of human development is considered to be the most painful period in earth’s evolutionary process because not everyone is attuned to the goddess’ impulse streams. Those individuals, primarily monotheists and political dissenters, are considered to be the World Soul’s karmic opposites which inhibit the goddess’ redemption. Shirley McClain, among many, explains that their karmic opposites soon await their fate in “karmageddon.”"Once the 'World Soul' eliminates its karmic opposites, it will have become divine and transcend thereby bringing an end to time and death. This 'transcended humanity' will move forward to become 'co-creators' with the rejoined godhead culminating its journey partaking in the Vulcan stage of cosmic evolution wherein they will realign the cosmos by transforming the earth into a new sun."It would be remiss of me not to mention Mother Earth’s (Gaia’s) keeper—the Pleiadians—as they too emit impulses through her vortexes. The Pleiadians, from the planetary star Alcyone, are hosting in honor of Gaia’s redemption a cosmic party to commence on December 21, 2012. They have chosen to communicate their agenda by channeling their writings through Barbara Hand Clow’s Pleiadian Agenda. They do so as they recognize some goddess worshippers have been lazy and not adequately expanded their levels of consciousnesses by focusing their meditative energies into the reptilian forces."According to the 'Pleiadians,' not everyone has an invitation to the cosmic party—only those who recognize that Lucifer lives within them and are willing to undergo a Luciferic initiation. This is a common theme in new age literature and one which is problematic for the world’s monotheists as they recognize Lucifer to be none other than Satan."As clearly presented throughout their writings, [Helena Petrovna] Blavatsky and [Rudolf] Steiner agree that Satan and Lucifer are the same. They, however, exhibit great admiration for him. Per Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine, “In this case it is but natural…to view Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind…” Blavatsky also identifies the goddess Sophia and Lucifer to be one and the same—Lucifer’s female persona."Maybe the devil really does wear Prada. The Pleiadians tell us how to recognize the start of the cosmic party—it will commence when their mother ship enters earth’s atmosphere. As one can see, “goddess” theology is based upon 'solid scientific inquiry.'"Although I disagree with theologies such as the goddess, I would defend anyone’s right to believe it. It is when governments—such as the new global order and its governmental structures—demand that individuals shift their religious beliefs to one centered around earth-worship and the acceptance of their political-spiritual cosmic Christ that they have crossed the line into dictatorship and have themselves adopted an ideology of religious extremism."Global governmental organizations such as the Alliance of Civilizations, Gorbachev’s Earth Charter, the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality, etc., etc. openly portray such a system. They have formulated a strategy to rid themselves of dissenters by identifying those individuals as religious extremists who are prone to violent radicalization. Osolkowski attempted to do the same in her latest vox pops."The Alliance of Civilizations has said that it is a sovereign United States which presently stands in its way of globally deploying its new spirituality. It has further called for the abolition of national parliaments worldwide. At least in the United States, despite our flaws, we can voice our opinions without the threat of death. There are visible signs that this too is shifting as leadership in both the Republican and Democratic parties rush towards handing over our national sovereignty in the interest of global governance. So if Linda wishes to further discuss religious extremism and silly religious beliefs we too are willing to participate in that discussion. — Richard Peterson, Medford
July 17, 2008
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Saturday, July 19, 2008
UPDATE FOR BREAKING NEWS: URGENT READ TOM DE WEESE ARTICLE ON BARACK OBAMA'S SENATE BILL 'GLOBAL POVERTY ACT'. I WAS BLUNTLY NOT AS ALARMED BY SOME OF THE REST OF YOU (ALTHOUGH I WAS ABOUT THE PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION ISSUE), BUT GIVEN THIS INFORMATION, I AM NOW! HERE IS THE LINK AND THANKS TO READER MAC FOR CALLING THIS TO MY ATTENTION!
According to a recent article in the Tehran Times, Barack Obama's nuclear policy advisor, Joseph Cirincione, says the US is not sufficiently cooperating with Javier Solana. If that is a foretaste of an Obama administration, I am already uneasy.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Most unusual earthquake activity today. Very strange that it comes on the wake of the "political earthquake" in the form of the updated Barcelona Process. This was also the case the day I first discovered Javier Solana and Company -- November 22, 1995. Only two days after Israel's Shimon Peres signed the first Treaty of Association and five days before the first Barcelona Conference was to begin, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt together with the entire North African plate were rocked by a 7.2 earthquake with 10,000 aftershocks. The press that day reported that the earthquake had come in the wake of a "political earthquake" in the form of the Barcelona Process set to conclude the Barcelona Treaty. Javier Solana would be exclusively in charge. The USA was denied participant status and was granted "observer status only." Only two days after the conclusion of that conference, on November 28, 1995, Javier Solana would be chosen as the new dark horse candidate surprise new leader of NATO. Are we seeing any parallels here? Stay tuned!
THOSE BIRTH PANGS ARE ROCKING!
Monday, July 14, 2008
"No time to go it alone Responsible Sovereignty and International Cooperation for a Changed World"
LATEST NEWS: DISPUTE ON PARIS SUMMIT WORDING. EARLIER NEWS: OLMERT SAYS NEVER CLOSER TO PEACE.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Tomorrow, July 13th, 2008, on the very eve of Javier Solana's 66th birthday, his Barcelona Process sees great enhancement and enlargement. According to the EUBusiness, "[H]eads of state and government from the 27 EU nations and an arc of countries running from Morocco to the Balkans-- representing some 756 million people -- will endorse the new forum at the Grand Palais on Paris's Champs Elysee."
The conference will feature Syria's president Bashir Al-Assad and Israel's Ehud Olmert sitting at the same table. Just like November 27-28, 1995 when Javier Solana launched the process, Libya's president will not be there.
The updated Mediterranean initiative is said to be concentrating on what Javier Solana usually calls "confidence building measures -- "modest regional projects."
"The new forum will concentrate on a series of modest regional projects.They
will focus on cleaning up pollution in the Mediterranean, building highways and
sea lanes, disaster response, developing solar energy, boosting education and
research, and helping to foster business. 'It is by working together around
concrete projects that the Mediterraneans will get to know each other, to
understand each other, respect each other and perhaps like each other,' Henri
Guaino, one of the architects of the union, told Saturday's Le Monde newspaper . . ."
This new phase of the Barcelona Process, which Sarkozy calls the "Mediterranean Union" is building on Barcelona. It is according to its planners, "putting the participants on a more equal footing. Evidently Libya's Muammar Khaddafy does not see it that way. In 1995, he boycotted the original Barcelona Conference. The weekend before he prophetically told Arab League participants, "Can't you see this is a blatant European attempt to gain hegemony over our region." However, in 2000, he was reportedly panicked at being left out of the 'European Club' and signed on with reportedly humiliating conditions given him for his earlier attempted obstruction. For whatever reason, which remains to be publicly reported, he has evidently decided that perhaps the threat of European hegemony is a real and present danger and he is having none of it.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is given much credit for putting this together. My present opinion is that it is still Javier Solana working behind, as he has in the past, the present holder of the six month rotating presidency of the European Union, which for now is France, who has been the real mover and shaker.
Speaking of Javier Solana, I found this startling statement he gave as part of a London Financial Times interview:
‘As time goes by I do whatever I want. I know what people think. I pursue my own agenda. I don’t have to check everything with everyone. I would rather have forgiveness than permission. If you ask permission, you never do anything’.<1>
A secretariat will be appointed to supervise these projects. My educated guess is that Javier Solana's word processor complete with "chain of command" will once again be used and that this will come under Javier Solana's remit.
A nice present for Javier Solana's 66th birthday? Time will tell. Stay tuned!<1>The quote is contained on pages 14-15 of that pdf report "The Foreign Minister of Europe."
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
July 13, 2008: UPDATE: Farmer (Bjorn Freiberg) and Joyce supplied me with information about a Princeton University based "Global Consciousness Project." Reading the preliminary material on the link they supplied, I noticed remarkable similarities to old publications by Barbara Marx Hubbard about a "Planetary Smile." I suspected the Institute of Noetic Sciences was lurking somewhere even though Princeton is East Coast and IONS is West Coast. Following the links, here's what I found:
The budget for the Global Consciousness Project is for
equipment and running expenses. You can make tax-deductible contributions to
help with the funding by sending a check to the Institute of Noetic
Sciences, the not-for-profit organization under whose financial aegis we
operate. Checks may be made out to IONS-GCP, earmarking the
donation for The Global Consciousness Project, and addressed to:
Institute of Noetic Sciences
Attention: Marilyn Schlitz
Petaluma, CA 94952 USA
General Inquiries (707)
Please send GCP a note too, so we can add your name to our list. If
you prefer to remain anonymous, let us know."
I decided to see if perhaps the New Age variety of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, co-founded by long-time Fellowship Foundation activist, Paul N. Temple was separate and apart from the Luciferic initiation type of David Spangler and/or Benjamin Crème and his Maitreya.
I am saddened to tell you it is not. It could hardly be more open and blatant. Here is a literal antichrist special from the latest IONS newsletter:
Saturday night's banquet speaker will be Wayne Peterson a recently retired
career US Diplomat who served the United States for 32 years. For the last 17
years of his career, Mr. Peterson directed the Fulbright Scholarship Program,
based in Washington, DC, but which is administered though US embassies
throughout the world.
Mr. Peterson started his international
service in the Peace Corps, where he founded the extremely successful S.O.S
program in Brazil, a privately funded venture which provided aid to the very
poorest citizens of that country. Melvin Laird, who later became Secretary of
Defense under Richard M. Nixon, was a direct supporter of Mr. Peterson's
At the end of his Peace Corps tour of duty, Peterson was
approached by the American ambassador in Brazil, who asked him to become a
career diplomat and to serve in the embassy in Rio de Janeiro. Mr. Peterson
passed the qualifying examinations and was accepted into the U.S. Foreign
Service before his Peace Corps term was over. For the next 13 years, he served
in various diplomatic capacities in Latin America, Southeast Asia and, finally,
In addition to being a retired US Diplomat of distinction,
Mr. Peterson is also a very spiritually evolved human being. He has led
Transmission Meditation groups for many years and is the author of the book,
"Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Beings", in which Mr. Peterson describes his
direct encounters with spiritual masters such asSathya Sai Baba, and Maitreya, a
spirit being working to help humanity evolve. His rich life experiences as well
as his personal exploration of his own past lives promises to provide a very
Res ipsa loquitur: The thing speaks for itself! Stay tuned!
Thursday, July 03, 2008
"Another trigger for the New Age will be peace in the Middle East . . . Do not underestimate what humanity can achieve. Keep in mind that civilization started in the Middle East, so peace there is imperative to peace worldwide . . . I invite all of you to look at the Temple Mount and tell me if you can see enough space in between the two mosques to add another place of worship. Imagine the Temple of Solomon sitting in between the five mosques, and you will have perfect harmony on the Temple Mount . . . "