With all eyes on Iran, Russia’s president beats out Al Gore, others for title
TIME Magazine unveiled its Person of the Year live Wednesday on the TOAY Show, Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“(It's) for an extraordinary feat of leadership in taking a country that was in chaos and bringing it stability," Time managing editor Richard Stengel announced on NBC's TODAY show.
The Russian president beat out several rivals including former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and British author J.K. Rowling.
TIME's Person Of The Year 2007
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That is intresting.
Putin presides over the Eurasian core or Mackinders heartland, the goal of conquest for sea nations with Brzsinskian doctrines. With Putin, Russia has three assets to offer its regional neighbours, natural resources, defense/technology and strategic leadership.
The "Great Game": Eurasia and the History of War
"Central Asia is set to become the mid-axis and the heartland of a series of north-south and west-east corridors. A strategic triangle between Russia, Iran, and China will set the border for a Eurasian trade zone that can eventually bring Africa and chunks of Europe into its orbit. Latin America has already anticipated this shift and is preparing to redirect part of its trade from the U.S. and E.U. towards this area.
Here is an intresting story about Henry Luce, founder of Time Magazine.
The Fall of Norfolk
"I have maintained that international secret agreements concerning non use of nuclear weapons form the essential glue to a secret world government. This is something that I saw develop as a child while my Father worked for Time Magazine.
"Martha's Vineyard, prior to the Suez and Panama canals, and during the Age of Sail, was the place where world communication through the tea, slave, opium, and whaling trades came together first. It was for some time the world's most central 'post office'. This was a very private system run by the Luce family. Henry Luce, though he grew up in central China, used these old family connections to create the Time magazine empire.
Banking follows information centers, and the banking center (Wall Street) would have remained in Boston were it not for the canals and the railroads."
The second concept that forms the basis of naval intelligence is something called the 'Secret of Wu Tui'. In a sense it is a simple test in logic. Somewhere around the birth of Christ, some think the year four, a secret message went from the Emperor of China, Wu Tui, to the Emperor of Rome, Caesar. The test of logic is..., what is this secret? If logic states that 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend', what is the most exquisite secret that could be proposed? Simple, "Let us pretend to be enemies, but be very secret friends at top, with this only we, secretly, will know everything." The silk road was just developing, and this, conspiring being natural, would develop on any planet where two large empires were just connecting. With this the Kosars, those connected to the Jewish trusts with historical connections to the silk road, would become insiders. "