Asean Summit, Malaysia on Nov 21, 1015

Asean Summit, Malaysia  on Nov 21, 1015
Asean Establishes Landmark Economic and Security Bloc
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) - Text version)

“….. Here is the prediction: China will turn North Korea loose soon. The alliance will dissolve, or become stale. There will be political upheaval in China. Not a coup and not a revolution. Within the inner circles of that which you call Chinese politics, there will be a re-evaluation of goals and monetary policy. Eventually, you will see a break with North Korea, allowing still another dictator to fall and unification to occur with the south. ….”

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

North Korean defector criticises China in rare Beijing talk

North Korean defector criticises China in rare Beijing talk
North Korean defector and activist Hyeonseo Lee, who lives in South Korea, poses as she presents her book 'The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story' in Beijing on March 26, 2016 (AFP Photo/Fred Dufour)

US under fire in global press freedom report

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Asean Region Ushers In the New Year Amid Uncertainty

In With the New: Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations leave behind a year of aviation tragedies, political intrigue and economic concerns

Jakarta Globe, Jamil Maidan Flores, Dec 31, 2014

President Joko Widodo took the stage at the Asean and East Asia
summits in Myanmar on Nov. 13, 2014. (AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan)

Jakarta. 2014 hasn’t been a particularly great one for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region. Two airline tragedies set the region’s mood for the whole year.

Malaysia Airlines’ MH370 disappeared on March 8 and MH17 was shot down over Donetsk in Ukraine on July 17. At year’s end, the tragedies are still wrapped in mystery. A former airline executive claims it’s possible the doomed MH370 flight was shot down by US fighter planes as it approached at low altitude the American fortress in Diego Garcia. Meanwhile, Russian investigators claim to have evidence that a Ukrainian pilot shot down MH17. Who knows?

The puzzle on the fate of these two doomed aircraft mirrors the uncertainty engulfing not just the Asean region today but also the world at large.

Look at Thailand. A government that came to power via coup d’etat on May 22 now rules the kingdom. Upon assuming power, it promised general elections in October 2015. This has been rescheduled to early 2016. Thais are pinning their hopes on the government keeping its word.

Soon after the coup, then Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa urged Asean to issue a statement of concern at the situation in Thailand. No dice. But a few Asean countries did express concern.

There are enough Thais willing to give the military government every chance to legitimize itself by fixing the economy and holding early elections. But if there’s no meaningful move to return the kingdom to democracy in 2015, and if in neighboring Myanmar the Rohingya remain brutally persecuted, you can kiss goodbye to the credibility of your Asean Political-Security Community.

Now take the South China Sea. Since 2008, China has been strongly assertive about its claim to sovereignty over almost all of the area. In the process, it has lumbered into dangerous standoffs with the Philippines and Vietnam. In January last year, the Philippines filed a case against the Chinese sovereignty claim based on nine dashed lines drawn on an old map.

China snubbed a Dec. 15 deadline to reply to the Philippine memo on the case. Instead it issued a blue paper arguing that the international Tribunal established to hear the case had no jurisdiction.

Now comes Vietnam formally apprising the Tribunal of its own claims to the Paracels and Spratlys islands that might be affected by the arbitration. It supports the Tribunal’s jurisdiction over the case and refutes China’s claim based on the nine dashed lines. Thus Vietnam, while protecting its claims, has weakened the Chinese position.

Meanwhile, Asean’s efforts to speed up negotiations with China on a legally binding Code of Conduct of parties in the South China Sea has been slowed down by Chinese stonewalling. As Asean chair, Myanmar did an excellent job in every other task of the chairmanship, but even this long-time friend of China couldn’t get the negotiations firmly underway.

Accordingly the US-based Council on Foreign Relations ranks the South China Sea number six among top ten conflict prevention priorities in 2015, with an estimate of the probability of a shooting war upgraded from low to moderate.

If conflict did flare up in the South China Sea, among the first victims would be Indonesia’s newly minted maritime doctrine. At the Asean and related summits in Myanmar last November, President Joko Widodo gave notice of Indonesia’s intention to become the world’s maritime fulcrum. As it straddles the junction between these oceans, Indonesia is indeed in the best position to preside over a network maritime trading nations.

Indonesia will therefore spend good money to refurbish its ports and other maritime infrastructures and to modernize its navy. With new hardware and new capacity, it will sternly protect its maritime territory and its exclusive economic zones. To underscore this policy, Indonesian authorities recently sank three Vietnamese boats and six boats belonging to Filipino Bajau tribesmen.

Observers cite barriers to the successful pursuit of this doctrine, such as a possible backlash from neighbors — if Indonesia doesn’t tread carefully. It will help that Asean, being a maritime region, is officially committed to boosting maritime connectivity. It will also help that China is on a charm offensive in the field of development finance, involving the Brics Bank, the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, and the Maritime Road Initiative.

Thus we can be cautiously optimistic about Indonesia’s new maritime doctrine. And there are other positive developments: India has escalated its “Look East Policy” into an “Act East Policy,” which comes with an offer of a special purpose vehicle for project financing. India is now helping build the India-Myanmar-Thailand multi-modal transit project, which combines maritime, riverine and land transport infrastructures.

And then there’s the historic agreement between the Indonesia and the Philippines on the delineation of their exclusive economic zones. Both countries are offering that agreement as a model of how maritime boundary disputes can be settled peacefully to the satisfaction of all.

The big question about Asean, of course, is: Will it be ready to become the Asean Community by the end of 2015?

The short answer is “No.” That is why experts are saying Dec. 31, 2015 is not a true deadline. It will just be a landmark, beyond which Asean Community building will feverishly continue.

The long answer is also a “No” with an attached list of explanations. Here are two of the most often cited: first is the overblown sanctity of the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of countries, which deters full commitment to long-term regional goals, in favor of short-term country objectives.

And, second, where are the instruments for dealing with non-compliance? Without these instruments, the resulting impunity undermines the grouping’s claim to being a true Community. These instruments must be devised.

In the end, the Asean Community may well see the light of day in 2020 — which was the original plan anyway, until Asean leaders got overconfident and pushed the deadline forward to 2015.

Let’s bow to reality.

Jamil Maidan Flores is a columnist for the Jakarta Globe

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