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Posted 7 Sept. 2014

With many "authorities", both East and West, warning of war between Russian and NATO over Eastern Ukraine's desire for self determination, I'm looking to the Green Party for a rational constructive statement on this extremely dangerous situation.

Posted 10th Dec. 2012
The big lie about Syria's chemical weapons:
won't get fooled again?
09 December 2012 Robert Fisk & Alex Thomson for Ch 4 News

All the usual pseudo-experts who couldn't find Syria on a map have been warning us again of the mustard gas, chemical agents, biological agents that Syria might possess – and might use. [More]

Posted 1Nov 2012


It’s not that Syria’s government didn’t prepare for war. They perhaps, simply prepared for the wrong kind of war.

This week when sweeping outages in Syria’s communication networks were reported, the Western media immediately accused the Syrian government of being behind the move. 

However, it should be noted thatNATO-backed terrorists operating inside of Syria have been openly given advanced communication equipment (also here and here) by Western nations, including the United States, allowing militants to create their own, independent communication networks. This includes radio, satellite, and cell networks, as well as the under-reported existence of “suitcase Internets” (also here and here).

The reason a communications blackout in Syria would not effect NATO’s primary proxy forces is because any node or bottleneck in Syria controlled by the government has already long since been circumvented, either through independent networks, or satellite links.

Posted 20Nov 2012

No Wonder China is Nervous as Obama Pivots

The looming confrontation will be even harsher that the previous ones. U.S. forces have been withdrawing from Europe and disengaging from the Middle East. They are currently clustering around China and developing a ballistic missile shield which - should it actually prove effective some day - would enable Washington to strike Beijing without fear of reprisal. [More]


Posted 14th Oct 2012

If you want a wide range of views, reports, analysis then Global Research if the best source
Syria, Turkey, Israel and the Greater Middle East Energy War
By F. William Engdahl  Global Research, October 11, 2012

On October 3, 2012 the Turkish military launched repeated mortar shellings inside Syrian territory. The military action, which was used by the Turkish military, conveniently, to establish a ten-kilometer wide no-man’s land “buffer zone” inside Syria, was in response to the alleged killing by Syrian armed forces of several Turkish civilians along the border.

There is widespread speculation that the one Syrian mortar that killed five Turkish civilians well might have been fired by Turkish-backed opposition forces intent on giving Turkey a pretext to move militarily, in military intelligence jargon, a ‘false flag’ operation.[1]   [More]

Posted 24th Aug 2012
Robert Fisk is forced by the evidence before his eyes to acknowledge that considerable numbers of foreign fighters "appear" to be present in Aleppo.
'They Snipe at us Then Run and Hide in Sewers'
Aleppo  Tuesday 21 August 2012 By Robert Fisk

August 21, 2012 "The Independent" -- Mortars crashed into the middle-class streets around us and a T-72 tank baked in the heat under a road viaduct, but Bashar al-Assad's most senior operational commander in Aleppo claims he can "clean"  Aleppo from "terrorists" in 20 days. Posted Aug 11th

So many Aleppo citizens talked to me, out of earshot of soldiers, about armed "foreigners" in their streets along with Syrians "from the countryside" that the presence of considerable numbers of non-Syrian gunmen appeared to be true.
Should Obama be Detained for Violating the NDAA?

By Joe Wolverton, II  The New American Magazine

August 10, 2012 "Information Clearing House" --  If President Obama is supporting al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces, should he be subject to indefinite detention under the terms of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)?
In light of the weight of the foregoing evidence, little if any doubt remains that President Obama is knowingly providing “substantial support” to al-Qaeda and associated forces operating in Syria. He is thereby violating Section 1021 of the NDAA and is subject to indefinite detention by the armed forces of the United States. 

In fairness, however, President Obama is not alone in this unlawful endeavor. Congressional leaders calling for U.S. military intervention in Syria on behalf of the rebels — whose ranks are rife with al-Qaeda militants — are complicit in the propping up of our supposed enemy in the never-ending War on Terror and should rightfully be apprehended and detained until the end of these hostilities. [More]

Posted 25th July 2012
Asian Times July 24th 2012
German intelligence: al-Qaeda all over Syria 
By John Rosenthal 

German intelligence estimates that "around 90" terror attacks that "can be attributed to organizations that are close to al-Qaeda or jihadist groups" were carried out in Syria between the end of December and the beginning of July, as reported by the German daily Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). [More]

Posted 10 July 2012 - See [Syria File] for much more

The Syrian Opposition: Who's Doing The Talking?

The media have been too passive when it comes to Syrian opposition sources, without scrutinising their backgrounds and their political connections. Time for a closer look …
By Charlie Skelton
July 13, 2012 "The Guardian" --  A nightmare is unfolding across Syria, in the homes of al-Heffa and the streets of Houla. And we all know how the story ends: with thousands of soldiers and civilians killed, towns and families destroyed, and President Assad beaten to death in a ditch.
This is the story of the Syrian war, but there is another story to be told. A tale less bloody, but nevertheless important. This is a story about the storytellers: the spokespeople, the "experts on Syria", the "democracy activists". The statement makers. The people who "urge" and "warn" and "call for action" [More]

Posted 1 May 2012
48 hours to 8am 30 April 2012 in Palestine
 [Main source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG).]

Israeli air strike on Gaza City – one dead and one injured

Israeli Navy opens fire on Palestinian fishing boats in 3 separate attacks

Israeli Army position on Green Line opens fire on Gaza farmland

Refugee camp children under Israeli Army fire

Israeli Occupation issues 13 Hebron home demolition notices

Israeli soldiers abduct 5 youngsters aged 12 to 16

Israeli troops abduct 17-year-old youth at annexation Wall checkpoint

Night peace disruption and/or home invasions in 12 towns and villages

5 attacks – 32 raids including home invasions

1 dead – several beaten – several injured

6 acts of agricultural/economic sabotage –

23 taken prisoner – 23 detained – 100 restrictions of movement

Posted 11th March 2012
Lots of gaps in the last few months remedied, in part, here.

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Aircraft Carrier Enterprise Sets Off On Final Journey - Direction Iran

Today at noon Eastern, the storied aircraft carrier Enterprise, aka CVN-65, left its home port of Naval Station Norfolk one final time for its final voyage with a heading: Arabian Sea, aka Iran. There in a week it will join CVN 72 Lincoln and CVN 70 Vinson, as well as LHD 8 Makin Island, all of which are supporting any potential escalation of "hostilities" in the Persian Gulf region. As a reminder, back in January we learned that the Enterprise's final voyage will be in proximity to Iran, and in the meantime, the aircraft carrier held extended drills off the Florida coast to attack a "faux theocracy"  consisting of fundamentalist "Shahida" states. Why the Arabian Sea in about 7-10 days will be home to not two but three aircraft carriers and a big deck amphibious warfare ship is very much an open question, although we may have some thoughts. 

Posted 1.1.12 Published November 20, 2011
The "Free Syria Army": Placard-Waving Protesters are actually Machine Gun-Wielding Terrorists by Tony Cartalucci
The "Free Syria Army" is literally an army of militant extremists, many drawn not from Syria's military ranks, but from the Muslim Brotherhood, carrying heavy weapons back and forth over the Turkish and Lebanese borders, funded, supported, and armed by the United States, Israel, and Turkey. The latest evidence confirming this comes in the form of a report out of the International Institute for Strategic Studies which clearly states that Syria's opposition is armed and prepared to drag Syria into more violence. [More]

Posted 29.12.11 Pub. December 26, 2011

Red Lines and Ticking Clocks: U.S. War Plans Against Iran The possibility of Russia's Military Involvement ... By Tom Burghardt

Before the first bomb falls disinformation specialists prepare the ground. Leading media outlets, foreign policy journals and a plethora of think tanks funded by elite foundations, energy and weapons' conglomerates, "right," "left" or "center" take your pick, churn out war propaganda disguised as "analysis."

Red Lines
Last week in an interview with the CBS Evening News, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said that "despite the efforts to disrupt the Iranian nuclear program, the Iranians have reached a point where they can assemble a bomb in a year or potentially less."

Never mind that the U.S.-controlled International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has not discovered a so-called "secret facility," or that two National Intelligence Estimates produced by all 16 U.S. secret state agencies, the latest one this year, reported there is not a shred of credible evidence supporting claims that Iran has diverted uranium towards the development of a bomb.  Read more:

Posted 25.12.11

Iran to hold war games in int'l waters: 2011-12-22 21:58:17

TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari on Thursday announced the upcoming launch of ten - day massive naval exercises in the international waters, the local satellite Press TV reported. Sayyari said at a press conference on Thursday that the naval maneuvers dubbed Velayat 90 will start on Saturday and will cover an area of 2,000 (1,250-mile) km stretching from the east of the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Aden, the report said. This is the first time that Iran's Navy carries out naval drills in such a vast area

Posted 25.12.11 Date created: 22/03/2003

US missiles 'hit Iranian village'

Two American missiles struck a village in south-west Iran early today.

The news was given in a report by the country's Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). 
IRNA had said yesterday that three people were injured when an earlier US missile struck an oil depot in Abadan. The state-run news agency also said British and American jets had entered Iranian airspace several times.

The two rockets hit Manyuhi village near the border with Iraq's Al-Faw Peninsula, an Iranian military commander told IRNA. He gave no details of casualties or damage. "In the border city of Arvand-Kenar, the invading American and British airplanes violated the airspace of the Islamic Republic of Iran three times," the commander said. "In two cases, two rockets... hit the Manyuhi village." The governor of Abadan told IRNA that three people, including a guard at the oil depot, had been released from hospital after receiving treatment. Iran has strongly condemned the US-led military assault on Iraq.

Posted 23.11.11

Aircraft Carrier CVN-77 Parks Next Door To Syria - US Urges Americans To Leave Country "Immediately"
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 11/23/2011

Yesterday we reported that the Arab League (with European and US support) are preparing to institute a no fly zone over Syria. Today, we get an escalation which confirms we may be on the edge.

Just out from CBS"The U.S. Embassy in Damascus urged its citizens in Syria to depart "immediately," and Turkey's foreign ministry urged Turkish pilgrims to opt for flights to return home from Saudi Arabia to avoid traveling through Syria." But probably the most damning evidence that the "western world" is about to do the unthinkable and invade Syria, and in the process force Iran to retaliate, is the weekly naval update from Stratfor, which always has some very interesting if always controversial view on geopolitics, where we find that for the first time in many months, CVN 77 George H.W. Bush has left its traditional theater of operations just off the Straits of Hormuz, a critical choke point, where it traditionally accompanies the Stennis, and has parked... right next to Syria. [More]

Posted 12th August 2011 published August 8th/9th 2011
NATO War Crimes in Zliten

This video reveals the crimes committed by NATO, as well as those committed by the Western media, which has decided to obfuscate the casualties and human suffering of the Libyan people and uphold the humanitarian fiction of NATO's R2P mandate

A large number of casualties occurred in the city of Zliten, in the district of Misurata. In Zliten, 85 people were killed including 33 children, 32 women, and 20 men as a result of NATO's deliberate targeting of residential areas and civilian infrastructure. Many of the injured civilian victims are in critical condition and near death.

Global Research, July 15, 2011
Why Banks Aren’t Lending: The Silent Liquidity Squeeze
Why aren’t banks lending to local businesses? The Fed’s decision to pay interest on $1.6 trillion in “excess” reserves is a chief suspect.
Where did all the jobs go? Small and medium-sized businesses are the major source of new job creation, and they are not hiring. Startup businesses, which contribute a fifth of the nation’s new jobs, often can’t even get off the ground. Why? [Read more]

Posted 29.06.11
Global Research
Collection of articles on the unfolding global financial upheaval

Posted 2 June 2011
BBC Censors the words Gaza Strip & Free Palestine

Independent Newspaper By Jody McIntyre
Mic Righteous controversy. The BBC censored the words ‘Free Palestine’ from his freestyle on 1Xtra radio. Just one day after the BBC released an official response to the hundreds of complaints over the drowning out of the term ‘Free Palestine’, a further case of censorship has emerged. Days later on the same radio programme, ‘Fire in the Booth’, rapper Bigz made a guest appearance. Over a commercial hip-hop beat, he rhymes:
“Come on Joe, who you know as hard as this? Bringing more fire than the -”
And then silence. The term he used at the end of the line, ‘Gaza Strip’, has been censored

Posted 22 May Pub. Global Research, May 19, 2011
Was Dominique Strauss-Kahn Trying to Torpedo the Dollar?
by Mike Whitney

It's all about perception management. The media is trying to dig up as much dirt as they can on Dominique Strauss-Kahn so they can hang the man before he ever sees the inside of a courthouse.

Whoever wants to nail IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has really pulled out all the stops. Their agents have been rummaging through diaries, hotel registries, phone records, yearbooks, yada, yada, yada. The UK Telegraph even paid a visit to a high-priced DC knocking shop to get a little dirt from Madame Botox; whatever it takes to make a randy banker look like the South Hill rapist. And they're doing a pretty good job, too. The cops have made sure that the "Great Seducer" always appears handcuffed and dressed in a "pervie" raincoat with 3-days stubble before they parade him in front of the media. [Read more]

Posted 22nd May 2011

US-Iran Escalation: Iran Arrests 30 US Spies As It Builds Venezuelan Missile Base; America Sends A Third Aircraft Carrier To Persian Gulf


Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/21/2011

A week ago Die Welt reported that, in what may soon be a repeat of the Cuban missile crisis, US arch-enemy Iran, following a secret agreement signed on October 19, 2010 of strategic cooperation, Venezuela has allowed Iran to commence construction of a missile base on Venezuelan soil.

The base, which will be located on the northernmost peninsula de Paraguana, 120 kilometers from the Colombian border, has recently been visited by a group of leading engineers from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard-owned construction company Khatam al-Anbia, is unofficially designed "to help develop an infrastructure to protect against air attack.

In cooperation with its Venezuelan partners, Iran also intends to build missile silos at a depth of about 61 ft. Venezuela has told Iran, that it will be granted use of the base when completed: "According to the secret agreement between the two countries, Venezuela pledged to Iran that it will be able to strike its enemies from the joint missile base.

Iran is attempting to boost its strategic threat to the U.S., similar to the Soviet strategy in Cuba during the 1960s." Skeptics may say that the base located about 2,400 miles from DC has no chance in striking the US capitol, the reality is that the Iranian long-range ballistic missiles Shahab 5 and 6, are rumored to be a three-stage system, which has a range of anywhere between 3,000 and 10,000 miles. So with missile base supplies most likely to come by sea (Venezuela is a few hundred miles away from Cuba), is a recreation of the 1961 Cuban missile crisis the next big political diversion?

SYRIA: Who is Behind The Protest Movement? Fabricating a Pretext for a US-NATO "Humanitarian Intervention"
by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky

There is evidence of gross media manipulation and falsification from the outset of the protest movement in southern Syria on March 17th.
The Western media has presented the events in Syria as part of the broader Arab pro-democracy protest movement, spreading spontaneously from Tunisia, to Egypt, and from Libya to Syria.
Media coverage has focussed on the Syrian police and armed forces, which are accused of indiscriminately shooting and killing unarmed "pro-democracy" demonstrators. While these police shootings did indeed occur, what the media failed to mention is that among the demonstrators there were armed gunmen as well as snipers who were shooting at both the security forces and the protesters.
The death figures presented in the reports are often unsubstantiated. Many of the reports are "according to witnesses". The images and video footages aired on Al Jazeera and CNN do not always correspond to the events which are being covered by the news reports. Read more at

Posted 10th May Published 16.03.2011

Ex-Rad, the U.S. Military's Radiation Wonder Drug     By Van Hipp

Reports of radioactive contamination and a potential meltdown at the complex have many Americans wondering how prepared our own government would be in the event something similar occurred here. More specifically, could the the health of residents living near a severely damaged nuclear reactor in the U.S. be ensured?

Thanks to the advanced work of the men and women who develop our nation’s military medicine, the answer is yes – but only if the government now takes the necessary steps. [Read more]

*Anorak notes warning, I've often wondered if the powers that be might just have a secret trick to protect themselves as the world slowly gets contaminated with plutonium etc. But just because Fox News say's it, does not make it true. There are some elaborate public disinformation programmes under way in the world - particularly in the US. Some may say this is part of a programme to make people feel safe and secure with nuclear power development being pushed and as fake as the 50's duck and cover exercises "in case of nuclear attack".

Posted 26th April 2011 Pub. 31 March 2011

The Japanese government can afford its enormous debt because it owns the bank that is its principal creditor. But competitors are attempting to force the bank’s privatization. If they succeed, they could propel the country into debt servitude along with other credit-strapped nations.[Read more]

Posted 25th April - Global Research, April 3, 2011
"Our Man in Tripoli": US-NATO Sponsored Islamic Terrorists Integrate Libya's Pro-Democracy Opposition
by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky
Concepts are Turned Upside Down: The US-NATO military alliance is supporting a rebellion integrated by Islamic terrorists, in the name of the "War on Terrorism"... [Read more]
There are various factions within the Libyan opposition: Royalists, defectors from the Qadhafi regime including the Minister of Justice and more recently the Foreign Minister, Moussa Koussa, members of the Libyan Armed Forces, the National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL) and the National Conference for the Libyan Opposition (NCLO) which acts as an umbrella organization.
Rarely acknowledged by the Western media, Al-Jamaa al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi Libya, the Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), is an integral part of the Libyan Opposition. [Read more]

Posted 24th April

America's Military Expansion Funded by Foreign Central Banks

Michael Hudson:

Large amounts of surplus dollars are pouring into the rest of the world.Central banks have recycled these dollar inflows towards the purchase of U.S. Treasury bonds, which serve to finance the federal U.S. budget deficit. Underlying this process is the military character of the U.S. payments deficit and the domestic federal budget deficit. Strange as it may seem and irrational as it would be in a more logical system of world diplomacy, the "dollar glut" is what finances America’s global military build-up. It forces foreign central banks to bear the costs of America’s expanding military empire: effective "taxation without representation". [Read more]

Posted 27th Feb 2011

Army of Fake Social Media Friends to Promote Propaganda By Darlene Storm

Does a code of ethics still exist in Intelligence firms? Does it disappear behind closed doors, dirty deeds done in the dark and used against the American people who are supposed to be free to express themselves?

February 27, 2011 "Computerworld" -- It's recently been revealed that the U.S. government contracted HBGary Federal for the development of software which could create multiple fake social media profiles to manipulate and sway public opinion on controversial issues by promoting propaganda. It could also be used as surveillance to find public opinions with points of view the powers-that-be didn't like. It could then potentially have their "fake" people run smear campaigns against those "real" people. As disturbing as this is, it's not really new for U.S. intelligence or private intelligence firms to do the dirty work behind closed doors.

Posted 27th Feb 2011

Libya: Is Washington Pushing for Civil War to Justify a US-NATO Military Intervention?

by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
The U.S. and the E.U. now seek to capitalize on the revolt against Qaddafi and his dictatorship with the hopes of building a far stronger position in Libya than ever before. Weapons are also being brought into Libya from its southern borders to promote revolt. The destabilization of Libya would also have significant implications for North Africa, West Africa, and global energy reserves.

Posted 22nd Feb. 2011

Genetic Engineering: Scientists warn of link between dangerous new pathogen and Monsanto’s Roundup
Urges USDA to rescind approval of genetically engineered alfalfa: “In layman’s terms, it should be treated as an emergency.”

A plant pathologist experienced in protecting against biological warfare recently warned the USDA of a new, self-replicating, micro-fungal virus-sized organism which may be causing spontaneous abortions in livestock, sudden death syndrome in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soy, and wilt in Monsanto’s RR corn.

Posted 22nd Feb. 2011

Dictators are "Disposable": The Rise and Fall of America's Military Henchmen
History Repeats Itself? From the "King of Java" to the Pharaoh of Egypt
From Suharto to Mubarak: by Michel Chossudovsky

President Suharto of Indonesia was deposed following mass protests in May 1998.

The Western media in chorus pointed to "democratization": the "King of Java" had been deposed by mass protests, much in the same way as Hosni Mubarak, described by today's media as "The Pharaoh of Egypt".

Posted 9th Feb. 2011 pub. 29th Jan 2011
Egypt - "Dictators" do not dictate, they obey orders
by Michel Chossudovsky

The national government is the object of the protest movement.
The objective is to unseat the puppet rather than the puppet-master.

The slogans in Egypt are "Down with Mubarak, Down with the Regime". No anti-American posters have been reported... The overriding and destructive influence of the USA in Egypt and throughout the Middle East remains unheralded.

The US embassy in Cairo is an important political entity, invariably overshadowing the national government ..... the Embassy is not a target of the protest movement.

posted 12th Jan 2011 published 10.01.2011

Virginia Creates Subcommittee To Study Monetary Alternatives In Case Of Terminal Fed "Breakdown", Considers Gold As Option

The Commonwealth of Virginia introduced House Resolution No. 557 to establish a joint subcommittee to "to study whether the Commonwealth should adopt a currency to serve as an alternative to the currency distributed by the Federal Reserve System in the event of a major breakdown of the Federal Reserve System." In other words, Virginia will study the fallback plan of a "timely adoption of an alternative sound currency that the Commonwealth's government and citizens may employ without delay in the event of the destruction of the Federal Reserve System's currency" and avoid or"at least mitigate many of the economic, social, and political shocks to be expected to arise from hyperinflation, depression, or other economic calamity related to the breakdown of the Federal Reserve System."
Most importantly as pertain to the currency in question, "Americans may employ whatever currency they choose to stipulate as the medium for payment of their private debts, including gold or silver, or both, to the exclusion of a currency not redeemable in gold or silver that Congress may have designated 'legal tender'." Whether this resolution will ever get off the ground, and actually find that the world is at great risk should gold not be instituted as a backstop currency, is irrelevant. The mere fact that it is out there, should provide sufficient impetus to other states to consider the ultimate Plan B.
We urge all legislators to carefully read this resolution. [Full proposal pdf]

Posted Jan. 2011

South Carolina Politico Wants to Create State Currency

Posted Jan 2011 Published 11.06.10
ISRAEL: Geopolitical game changer
A door has been closed. But amid the roar, the creak of an opening window was faintly audible. This window, a gigantic deposit of natural gas called Leviathan, 6.5 times the size of Tel Aviv, was found, roughly 100 nautical miles from where the flotilla fiasco took place and well within Israel's extended territorial waters. [Read more]

Posted 8th Jan 2011

How A Massachusetts Court May Have Set Off Another Housing And Banking Catastrophe

Joe Weisenthal The Business Insider 08.01.20

Banks got hammered yesterday after the Massachusetts Supreme Court essentially ruled that two foreclosures in the state were illegal because in the process of securitizing the loan, the foreclosing bank lost control of the actual note, and thus didn't have the standing to foreclosure. [Read more]

Posted 5.01.11
Bees - upon which the entire human food chain rests - are suffering a sharp decline.

As the Guardian noted Monday:
The abundance of four common species of bumblebee in the US has dropped by 96% in just the past few decades, according to the most comprehensive national census of the insects [a three-year study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences].

Sydney Cameron, an entomologist at the University of Illinois, led a team on a three-year study of the changing distribution, genetic diversity and pathogens in eight species of bumblebees in the US.

Posted 5th Jan 2011
The fate of the oceans of the world hangs in the balance
After conducting the Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference for over seven months, we can now disseminate the following information with the authority and confidence of those who have thoroughly investigated a crime scene. There are many research articles, investigative reports and penetrating exposes archived at the following website. Particularly those posted from August through November provide a unique body of evidence, many with compelling photo-documentaries, which portray the true state of affairs at the Macondo Prospect in the GOM.

Washington's Blog
The Oil BP Tried To Hide Has Been Discovered, In Thick Layers On the Sea Floor Over An Area of Several Thousand Square Miles


Illnesses linked to BP Oil Disaster
Widespread Sickness due to Toxic Chemicals

By Dahr Jamail

Posted 2nd Nov 2010 Published Global Research, November 1, 2010
Dollar Devaluation
Michael Hudson

U.S. “Quantitative Easing” is Fracturing the Global Economy
The 1945-2010 era of relatively open trade, capital movements and foreign exchange markets is being destroyed by a predatory financial opportunism that is breaking the world economy into two spheres: a dollar sphere in which central banks in Europe, Japan and many OPEC and Third World countries hold their reserves the form of U.S. Treasury debt of declining foreign-exchange value; and a BRIC-centered sphere, led by China, India, Brazil and Russia, reaching out to include Turkey and Iran, most of Asia, and major raw materials exporters that are running trade surpluses.

Posted 2nd Nov 2010 Published 25 Oct. 2010

Mervyn King - End fiat money?

Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank of England, has tonight made a big intervention into the debate on banking reform. In a speech at Buttonwood, New York, he describes the Basel III bank regulations as inadequate and proposes a much more radical structural breakup of the banks:
Stunningly, Mervyn King imagines the "abolition of fractional reserve banking" [Read more]

Posted 1st Oct 2010 Screened 21 Sept. 2010
New Orleans: Systemic Police Brutality Exposed
Flaherty: During Katrina police murdered unarmed poor black residents and lied about being attacked by looters. They covered up with false witness and lies. It was a continuation of the systemic abuse of the poor by the New Orleans police force. Jordan Flaherty is a New Orleans-based journalist and works with the Louisiana Justice Institute. He was the first writer to bring the story of the Jena Six to a national audience, and his award-winning reporting from the Gulf Coast has been featured in a range of outlets including the New York Times, Mother Jones, and Argentina's Clarin newspaper. Jordan just published released his new book called “FLOODLINES: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six”.
This compelling 10 minute documentary reflects the character of our masters - utterly corrupt. Classic case of what the media does not tell you.

Posted 22.9.2010 Published September 20, 2010

The Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites
The People's Movement has been Hijacked
By Michel Chossudovsky

"Everything the [Ford] Foundation did could be regarded as "making the World safe for capitalism", reducing social tensions by helping to comfort the afflicted, provide safety valves for the angry, and improve the functioning of government (McGeorge Bundy, National Security Advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson (1961-1966), President of the Ford Foundation, (1966-1979))

"By providing the funding and the policy framework to many concerned and dedicated people work within the non-profit sector, the ruling class is able to co-opt leadership from grassroots communities, ... and is able to make the funding, accounting, and evaluation components of the work so time consuming and onerous that social justice work is virtually impossible under these conditions" (Paul Kivel, You call this Democracy, Who Benefits, Who Pays and Who Really Decides, 2004, p. 122 ) [Read more]

Posted 22.9.2010 Published September 13, 2010

Conservative MP Douglas Carswell leads the way on bank & money reform

By Steven Baker MP

On Wednesday 15th September, immediately after Prime Minister's Questions, Douglas Carswell MP will be introducing a moderate and conservative ten-minute rule bill which would bring sound property rights and contract to monetary deposits. It is potentially of profound importance. [Read more]

Posted 22.9.2010 Published 4.9.2010
US Green Party: One Step Closer To Monetary Revolution

The U.S. Green Party is proposing the nationalization of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks because the private creation of money or credit which substitutes for money, will cease and with it the reckless and fraudulent practices that have led to the present global financial and economic crisis. [Read more]

Posted 15 September 2010
Bombshell from London

Baroness Manningham-Buller, the former head of , MI-5, testified [Chilcot Inquiry] that the Iraq War was generated by a farrago of lies and faked evidence from the Blair government.

IISS / MI6 deputy head "al-Qaeda and Taliban has been "exaggerated" by the western powers"

By Eric S. Margolis
September 14, 2010 "Toronto Sun" -- THE London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), is the world’s leading think tank for military affairs. It represents the top echelon of defence experts, retired officers and senior military men, spanning the globe from the United States and Britain to China, Russia and India ..... [Read More]

Hyper-inflation PentoPosted 1st Sept. 2010 Tyler Durden 08/31/2010

Michael Pento Says Fed Will Buy Stocks And Real Estate In Its Next Attempt To Create Inflation

As part of the Fed's latest QE iteration, it has already been made clear that despite initial disclosures that the Fed would stay in the 2-10 Year bound of Treasurys, Ben Bernanke is now also gobbling up the very long end of the curve. For all those who are, therefore, still confused why bonds continue to surge to record levels, don't be: when there is a guaranteed bidder just below you in the face of the Fed, and who you can turn around and sell to at will, there is no pricing risk. [Read more]

Posted 29.08.10 published August 24 2010

The Gulf Crisis is Not Over
Slow Violence and the BP Coverups


Three vanishing acts are being played out in the Gulf: the disappearing of the oil from the ocean surface by Corexit, the disappearing of the story by the media blockade, and the disappearing from view of the shadowy private contractors who are making a mint helping BP and the Coast Guard keep a cover on the clean-up.

“It’s as if a nuclear apocalypse has gone off in the Gulf,” he said. “The media is not telling the truth. No one is telling the truth.

CTEH (Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health) “specializes in the specific expertise of toxicology, risk assessment, industrial hygiene, occupational health, and response to emergencies or other events involving release or threat of release of chemicals.” CTEH is the company monitoring the levels of chemical toxicity of the oil-spill and its possible impact on the health of offshore workers involved in the clean-up.

CTEH is being paid by BP. [Read more]

Posted 8th August 2010 Hiroshima Day

UK Transition Network Conference June 2010

Making Sense of the Financial Crisis in the Era of Peak Oil

Nicole Foss of the Automatic Earth

Peak Oil and the collapse of global Ponzi finance are a “perfect storm” of converging phenomena that threaten to sink our age of prosperity through wealth destruction, social discontent, and global conflict. Nicole will describe how our current financial system is an unsustainable credit bubble grounded in “Ponzi dynamics,” or the logic of the pyramid scheme. She warns that most people are woefully unprepared to face the consequences of the devastating deflation that is now unfolding.

Audio talk here:

Posted 28.7.10s

Banks Financing Mexico Gangs Admitted in Wells Fargo Deal

Wachovia made a habit of helping move money for Mexican drug smugglers. Wells Fargo & Co., which bought Wachovia in 2008, has admitted in court that its unit failed to monitor and report suspected money laundering by narcotics traffickers -- including the cash used to buy four planes that shipped a total of 22 tons of cocaine.

Posted 25th July 2010 Published 25th July 2010 [War] [Whistleblowers]

Chilcot inquiry: Iraq expert Carne Ross claims civil servants are withholding vital documents
Britain's 'deep state' of secretive bureaucrats is denying witnesses to the Chilcot inquiry crucial files
Carne Ross, the UK’s Iraq expert at the UN from 1997-2002, says all the invasion documents should now be made public.

I testified last week to the Chilcot inquiry. My experience demonstrates an emerging and dangerous problem with the process. This is not so much a problem with Sir John Chilcot and his panel, but rather with the government bureaucracy – Britain's own "deep state" – that is covering up its mistakes and denying access to critical documents.
There is only one solution to this problem, and it requires decisive action.

Posted 28 June 2010 First published 17th June 2010
The Huffington Post JUNE 28, 2010
Ellen Brown Author, "Web of Debt"
Deficit Terrorists Strike in the United Kingdom:
United States of America Next?

Last week, Britain's new government said it would introduce the austerity measures required to pay down its estimated $1 trillion in debts. That means cutting public spending, laying off workers, reducing consumption, and increasing unemployment and bankruptcies. It also means shrinking the money supply, since virtually all "money" today originates as loans or debt. Reducing the outstanding debt will reduce the amount of money available to pay workers and buy goods, precipitating depression and further more economic pain.
The central banks charged with maintaining the banking business insist on a "stable currency" at all costs, even if it means slashing services, laying off workers, and soaring debt and interest burdens. For the financial business to continue to boom, governments must not be allowed to create money themselves, either by printing it outright or by borrowing it into existence from their own government-owned banks.
Bankers are in the debt business, and if governments are allowed to create enough money to keep themselves and their constituents out of debt, lenders will be out of business. [Read more]

Posted Sat. 26th June 2010 [Brighter Future]
Biggest Agricutlural Breakthrough in 10,000 Years?

Journal "Science": Agriculture’s Next Revolution—Perennial Grain—Within Sight:

[URWR Editors note: Is this good news or opening wider the Pandoras' box of eco threats from genetic modification of nature & warning of more corporate dominance through genetically modified crops?]

PULLMAN, Wash. –Earth-friendly perennial grain crops, which grow with less fertilizer, herbicide, fuel, and erosion than grains planted annually, could be available in two decades, according to researchers writing in the current issue of the journal Science.

Perennial grains would be one of the largest innovations in the 10,000 year history of agriculture, and could arrive even sooner with the right breeding programs, said John Reganold, a Washington State University Regents professor of soil science and lead author of the paper with Jerry Glover, a WSU-trained soil scientist now at the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. [Read more]

Posted 24th June 2010 Published Global Research, June 24 by Karen DeYoung
The U.S. military is funding a massive protection racket in Afghanistan, indirectly paying tens of millions of dollars to warlords, corrupt public officials and the Taliban to ensure safe passage of its supply convoys throughout the country, according to congressional investigators. [Read more]

Posted 24 June 2010 Published: 23/06/10, 4:20 PM / Last Update: 06/23/10, 4:36 PM
ISRAELI AIR FORCE Landed at Saudi Base ... US TROOPS near Iran Border ...
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
Arutz Sheva Israel National News

The Israeli Air Force recently unloaded military equipment at a Saudi Arabia base, a semi-official Iranian news agency claimed Wednesday, while a large American force has massed in Azerbaijan, which is on the northwest border of Iran.
Both reports follow by less than a week the Pentagon’s confirmation that an unusually large American fleet sailed through the Suez Canal Saturday. Several reports stated that an Israeli ship joined the armada. [Read more]

Posted 23 June 2010 [Collapse]
Mega Explosion Possible - Tsunami & Toxic Clouds
Petroleumworld Opinion Forum

It is suggested that there are cracks in the ocean floor, and that pressure at the base of the wellhead is approximately 100,000 psi.

Furthermore, geologists believe there are another 4-5 cracks or fissions in the well. Upon using a GPS and Depth finder system, experts have discovered a large gas bubble, 15-20 miles across and tens of feet high, under the ocean floor.
These bubbles are common. Many believe they have caused the sinking of ships and planes in the Bermuda Triangle.
That said, a bubble this large — if able to escape from under the ocean floor through a crack — would cause a gas explosion that Mr. Hoagland likens to Mt. St. Helens... only under water.
The BP well is 50 miles from Louisiana. Its release would send a toxic cloud over populated areas. The explosion would also sink any ships and oil structures in the vicinity and create a tsunami which would head toward Florida at 600 mph.
Posted 22nd June 2010
Meanwhile, Here Are 20 Signs That China Is Cornering The Global Oil Market

Posted Tuesday 23.June 2010 [Collapse]
Deepwater Horizon: The Worst-Case Scenario
(well? - see also above)
By Richard Heinberg
22 June, 2010
Reports from the Gulf of Mexico just keep getting worse. Estimates of the rate of oil spillage from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead just keep gushing (the latest official number: up to 60,000 barrels per day). Forecasts for how long it will take before the leak is finally plugged continue pluming toward August—maybe even December. In addition to the oil itself, BP has (in this case deliberately) spilled a million gallons of toxic Corexit dispersant. Biologists’ accounts of the devastation being wreaked on fish, birds, amphibians, turtles, coral reefs, and marshes grow more apocalyptic by the day—

Posted Tues. 22nd June 2010

A U.S. Navy fleet is moving through the Suez Canal into the Red Sea, probably aiming to head off the Iranian flotilla headed toward Gaza. [Read more]

Posted Weds 16th June 2010 [Collapse]

E.U. Chief Warns: Massive Government Debt Will Kill Democracy And Create New Dictatorships

In an extraordinary briefing to trade union chiefs last week, Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso set out an ‘apocalyptic’ vision in which crisis-hit countries in southern Europe could fall victim to military coups or popular uprisings as interest rates soar and public services collapse because their governments run out of money. [Read more]

Posted 15.06.10
"Opaque is Transparent" Obama

“In 17 months in office, President Obama has already outdone every previous president in pursuing leak prosecutions,”
New York Times writer Scott Shane June 11, 2010

Citing actions against Thomas A. Drake (discussed below), and Times columnist James Risen, subpoenaed (by Bush and Obama) to disclose his sources for his book, “State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration.”

Targeting Whistleblowers: ‘Transparent’ Obama wants to Imprison Any Gov. Employee who Exposes Waste & Graft, Civilian Killings, Assassinations, Human Experimentation, etc., etc. Read:-

Posted 15.06.10 Published Al Jazeerah 14.06.10
Targeting Whistleblowers: Truth Telling Julian Assange Endangered
By Stephen Lendman | Al-Jazeerah | June 14, 2010
More than ever under Obama, we live in a secret society, in which whistleblowers and journalists are targeted for doing their job .......

Posted 15.06.10 Published 13.06. 2010
U.S. Identifies Vast Mineral Riches in Afghanistan
By JAMES RISEN New York Times
WASHINGTON — The US has discovered $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials.

The previously unknown [URWR Editors note: Can this be true?] deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.

An internal Pentagon memo, for example, states that Afghanistan could become the “Saudi Arabia of lithium,” a key raw material in the manufacture of batteries for laptops and BlackBerrys.
(See Risen targeted in whistleblower squeeze "Opaque is Transparent"posted 15.06.10)

Posted & Published Sun, 13 Jun 2010
Hezbollah Warns Israel Over Gas Fields

With Israel set to lay claim to natural gas fields recently discovered in the Mediterranean, the resistance movement of Hezbollah moves to warn Tel Aviv against extracting from Lebanon's resources.

Hezbollah's Executive Council Chief Hashem Safieddine said on Saturday that the movement would not allow Israel to loot Lebanese gas resources. (See post below)

  • Posted 13.06.10 Published 11.06.10
A geopolitical game changer
  • A gigantic deposit of natural gas called Leviathan, 6.5 times the size of Tel Aviv, has been found within Israel's extended territorial waters. This discovery will provide Israel with security in terms of its supply of electricity, make it an important gas exporter and provide $300 billion over the life of the field, one-and-a-half times the national GDP. The Israeli economy, thanks to US support, is already one of the most resilient economies in the world.
  • This discovery is nothing short of a geopolitical game changer. The world's biggest gas discovery in 2009 was made by a U.S.-Israel consortium at a site called Tamar, 60 miles off the coast of Haifa. The Leviathan field is estimated to be twice that size. For a small country like Israel, such a bonanza could not have come at a better time.

Thursday 10th June [Israel]
The Real Threat Aboard the Freedom Flotilla
By Noam Chomsky

June 08, 2010 "
In These Times" The editors of The Guardian rightly observed on June 1, “If an armed group of Somali pirates had yesterday boarded six vessels on the high seas, killing at least 10 passengers and injuring many more, a NATO task force would today be heading for the Somali coast.” In this case, the NATO treaty obligates its members to come to the aid of a fellow NATO country—Turkey—attacked on the high seas.

Hamas was designated a major terrorist threat when it won a free election in January 2006. The U.S. and Israel sharply escalated their punishment of Palestinians, now for the crime of voting the wrong way.

In 2008 Vanity Fair
reported that the White House “backed an armed force under Fatah strongman Muhammad Dahlan, touching off another bloody civil war in Gaza that after the election left Hamas stronger than ever.” [Read more]

Tuesday June 08, 2010
The IAEA: From UN Nuclear Watchdog to US Lapdog
By Finian Cunningham

the United Nations’ nuclear inspections body, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), meets in
Vienna later this week to discuss its latest report on Iran, there are signs that Washington is now writing the IAEA’s script.

The most glaring indication of the IAEA’s appeasement of US belligerence over the latter’s allegations of Iranian nuclear ambitions, and therefore the need for further punitive UN sanctions, is the gaping omission from the agency’s report of the Tehran nuclear fuel swap declaration.

Monday 31st May 2010
In a speech at the Paris OECD meeting, US Attorney General Eric Holder noted “World Bank estimates that corruption serves, essentially, as a 20-percent tax."

Sunday May 30th 2010
Israel stations nuclear missile subs off Iran.
Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline

Sunday May 30th 2010
Credit Storm in Europe
Mike Whitney Counterpunch

"the people of the EU do not yet realize that a political change in control has occurred.... the leaders of Europe now find themselves beholden to the Fed for their continued political existence....

Chairman Bernanke and the FOMC have but to terminate the Fed's swap lines with the various central banks of Europe or start selling the MBS portfolio in the US, and governments from Washington to Berlin will start to fall."
Clifford Rossi, Managing Director of the Center for Financial Policy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.
[Read article]

27 May 2010 [Collapse] [NWO]
Obama Threatens 14 Governors With Immediate Arrest

A chilling report from the Foreign Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU) prepared for Prime Minister Putin warns today that United States President Barack Obama has had served on 14 US Governors National Security Letters (NSLs) warning that if their actions in attempting to form what are called State Defense Forces are not halted they will face “immediate” arrest for the crime of treason.

20th May 2010 [Media] [BBC] [911]

BBC Reporter speaks out about 911
code stop.

Breaking his self-imposed rule against talking about 9/11, former Senior BBC Mideast Correspondent and author Alan Hart described what he thinks may have really happened on that fateful day.
code stop.

May 12th 2010 [Empire] [Afghanistan]
US Troops Executing Prisoners in Afghanistan

by David Edwards

"Rawstory" -- Seymour Hersh, the journalist who helped break the story that detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq were being tortured by their US jailers, told an audience at a journalism conference last month that American soldiers are now executing prisoners in Afghanistan.

Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, is a contributing editor to The American Conservative and a fellow at the American Conservative Defense Alliance.He believes Israel will try to force Obama into a war against Iran before the summer is out.

21.04.2010 [Money]

What is money?

Dr Peter Bowman, tutor at School of Economic Science, and member of the Council of Management of Henry George Foundation reflects on Karl Polanyi's 1943 book "Great Transformations" which explores what happened to sow the seeds of self-destruction in our present monetary system. Polanyi's thesis is that it was a deception.

It was the pretence that the primary elements of the economy, namely land, labour and credit, are commodities that can be traded in the market in the same way that actual commodities can. He pointed out that these primary elements of the economy are patently not commodities in that they are not man-made goods. [Read more]

18th March 2010 [US Hegemony]

The insane drive for American hegemony threatens life on earth.
The morons in Washington are pushing the envelope of nuclear war.
Former Assistant Secretary to US Treasury speaks out.

17th March 2010 [Money]
15 Years Ago, the Combined Assets of the 6 Biggest Banks Totaled 17% of GDP... By 2006, 55% ... Now, 63%

16th March 2010 [Temple Mount] [Israel]
Naked aggression at Temple Mount Jerusalem

The al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage reported that the Israeli authorities started new excavations under the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.

A group of fundamentalist settlers broke into the al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday using the Moghrabi Gate. The settlers were accompanied by Israeli soldiers and policemen
13.02.10 [911] [Israel]
"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information." -- US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring and its connections to 9-11.

Posted 13.02.2010 [Whistleblowers]

Professor sacked for criticizing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failure to safeguard New Orleans.

Posted Fri 12th Feb 2010 [Arms race] [missile shield]

U.S. successfully tests airborne laser on missile