The real news is just bubbling under the radar of my perception. Perhaps the real issue for the west is the extent of alliances Russia is making with Asian and Far Eastern powers.
I am am sure President Putin's visit to Japan today is a major move in the chess game of strategic alliances. Japan needs the Kuril Islands in dispute to relocate all the people displaced from Fukushima perhaps?
Also there is the desire to establish the ratification of peace with Russia. Japan is a financial bank for so many countries, lending money at the moment. If the Yuan was internationally recognised, then they would lose this position. I think they want the political and security of allying with Russia, and becoming part of the trading block of Russia is co-ordinating. They will have to think this through a bit. They will want to see how events play out over the next two years perhaps.
Both Russia and Japan have suffered the devastation of nuclear accidents. Perhaps Russia can help Japan to stabilise their problem, having a special insight and experience with this nuclear containment. Lessons learned, It is costing Japan nearly a third of their GDP to cope with what is really an international disaster.
The west is cutting it's nose off to spite it's face over Syria. Like the Iraq war this should never have happened. The west should have never armed the different factions. Isis is even being isolated by other groups. They are considered 'deviant'. I take this to mean they are just mercenaries paid by the West.
The West was roped into that war through news propaganda. Slight of hand, and disinformation. To my shame Britain fell for it. I also think Britain ought to make transparent to her own people what their stance is, and what they are actually doing in Syria and why.
I watched a documentary on Al Jazeera about the Roman Catholic Church defrauding rightful land owners out of their properties to build a huge country park for wealthy residents. The amount of money they make from their cemeteries, and that this money is not then used for benefiting anyone but the Roman Catholic Church.
I began to wonder what this money was used for and came to the conclusion that if they were prepared to use criminal gangs to do their dirty work in Peru, they would use them anywhere. I began to wonder if the Roman Catholic Church was funding IS. This would certainly blow apart the credibility of the scarlet woman that sits on many waters.
This is is a war of a spiritual dimension, so spiritual players are on the field. Not to have the Roman Catholic Church involved seems inconceivable when I think about it.
Its a bit like how St Nicholas got hi-jacked by Father Christmas, which was a Coca Cola invention. They put out Santa in a red suit. Santa is an anagram of Satan. Just hide the truth in a different suit and put a beard on him to look like an avuncular grandfather and you can get away with sitting children on your knee and groping them.
I have to admit that I have supported shelterbox for some time, but recently they have taken off the preference for donation off their site. I came to the conclusion that they have been leant on politically so that they do not have to make special donations to the Syrian refugees, or send in tents directly to Syria.
I decided this morning that as the Red Crescent do allow a specific donation request, and that they were prepared to act as a humanitarian shield for the evacuation of rebels in Aleppo that they deserved my Christmas shelterbox donation. I wanted to specifically donate to helping people in Syria, checked that they were an independent agency, and decided my St Nicholas gift should go to them.
Al Jazera showed a picture of a young man dead or wounded in an ambulance, and said the rebels shot up the ambulance killing the driver, and the passenger. I don't trust this news either. It just comes across as anti Syrian Government as well. I am not thinking that the Syrian forces don't kill civilians during fighting, but those civilians are there because they have not been allowed to leave. Perhaps the threat was to drop a small Neuton device on the Last bit of Aleppo occupied by the opposition. They might not have had one but a demonstration and a threat might have been enough to get them to leave. I know they were used in Iran.
No one is right, or has clean hands. Everyone has blood red hands, and no-one can do a pilot and pretend they can either wash the blood from their hands, or turn a blind eye to the situation.
It is always the innocents who suffer, and humanity is being used yet again as pawns to sacrifice for the objectivesr of so many players on this world stage, the main field of conflict being Syria. Presently the worlds Chess board. I just think everyone should change their objectives, and instead of trying to fuel and protract this war, to genuinely question their involvement and their motives for being there.