L'Autre Monde 11 mars 2010: Irak, Afghanistan, 9/11, et terrorisme économique
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L'Autre Monde 11 mars 2010
120 min / Radio de l'UQAM, CHOQ FM
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Au programme cette semaine, 11 mars 2010:
- Nous discutons du Moyen-Orient en nous penchant sur les cas particuliers de l'Irak et de l'Afghanistan;
- Retour sur le 9/11, un mouvement pacifique pour la vérité qui est présenté par les médias et les autorités comme étant un mouvement de terroriste!
- Économie: nous sommes loin d'être sorti du bois, le cas de l'Europe qui risque la banqueroute, révoltes en Grèce qui se propagent à l'Espagne et à la France. Une autre crise créé de toute pièce qui constitue une véritable attaque terroriste économique de la part des banquiers privés comme Goldman Sachs et cie.
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Nous avons vu la semaine passée que CANADA Inc., comme toute bonne compagnie privée, a pour importante mission de faire du profit, souvent en extorquant et taxant à mort sa ressource naturelle, la population.
Nous avons aussi vu que cette extraction, ce vampirisme économique se fait souvent au nom de belles prétentions et motivations de façade, comme par exemple, la « sécurité », la « santé », la « démocratie », etc.
Au nom de la sécurité, on va vous taxer de quelques milliards. Au nom de la santé et d’une peur d’un certain H1N1, on va vous inoculer avec des produits non-testés et contenant des ingrédients toxiques, qui n’ont aucune efficacité prouvée à part des croyances aveugles et naïves. Au nom de la démocratie, on va aller bombarder et occuper militairement des pays du Moyen-Orient où on a déjà entrainé la mort de 1.3 million d’Irakiens et des dizaines de milliers d’autres en Afghanistan. Un génocide. Et un biocide: on a contaminé la place avec de l’uranium appauvri qui sert à fabriquer des armes dont on se sert pour libérer les gens de ces pays, un truc radioactif pour au moins 4.5 milliards d’années. Tout ce qui a de plus humain; à la fine pointe de l’humanité.
Starting in December, some passengers on Canadian airlines flying to, from or even over the
Secure Flight, the newest weapon in the
Bedell “appears to have been a right-wing extremist with virulent antigovernment feelings,” the Christian Science Monitor reports, who traveled from
Well, the demonization of Bedell goes on, along with bashing the 9-11 truth movement. But I wish to remind everyone screaming "right-wing extremism" that it is a REPUBLICAN President that is thought to have been part of the 9-11 plot, and that while he was still in office, doubters of the official story were dismissed as "Liberal kooks!"
"Out on the rubble it's still, I believe, 1,100 degrees. The guys boots just melt within a few hours."
Listen to the final moments of the daring rescue efforts of the New York City Fire Department operating in the
The co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission (Thomas Keane and Lee Hamilton) said that the CIA (and likely the White House) "obstructed our investigation".
Given that the majority of people no longer trust the official story of 9-11 it seems likely that anyone reaching their breaking point and shooting at the Pentagon (or crashing a plane into the IRS) has already decided that the government should not be trusted on anything that it says.
The government and media are going to spin this latest attack as a condemnation of anyone who fails to believe as the government orders them to believe I think this only reminds all Americans that they are not alone in wondering just what really happened (cheap plug) on 9-11.
I know that some people will insist this is a staged false-flag event, but like Joe Stack who crashed a plane into the IRS, this reads to me like a genuine case of an American who has just had enough, has reached their breaking point, and a government propaganda machine doing their usual "how can we use this to our advantage?" process.
The reason I do not think this is a false flag attack is that staged false flag terror is directed at innocent lives, lots of them, to maximize the psychological shock value. In both the IRS and Pentagon cases, public opinion has little sympathy for the targets.
False flag attacks have to have a live perpetrator, someone to put on trial, like Tim McVeigh, or even better to remain at large, like Osama bin Laden, to continue to fan the flames of public outrage and build public pressure to exact a revenge against the intended patsy. In both the IRS and Pentagon cases, the perpetrators are already dead, cutting off any possibility of revenge. Closure is forced on these events before they even get going.
Before the American revolution started in earnest it was preceded by numerous small actions in which angered colonials shot and killed British soldiers at random. The reason the British panicked at the intersection of
It appears we are in the same phase here.
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Why do the talking heads continue to call those calling for 911 Truth "conspiracy theorists" - when their only "crime" has been an examination of evidence the U.S. Government has done backflips to pretend doesn't exist?
Just two days after we warned of false flag domestic attacks that would be blamed on the federal government’s political adversaries were all but inevitable, a Californian man attacked the Pentagon last night in a shooting that wounded two police officers and has since been blamed on the John Patrick Bedell’s advocacy for 9/11 truth.
On Wednesday we explained how a Southern Poverty Law Center report which demonized We Are Change 9/11 truth organizations in the same breath as violent racist skinhead groups was part of a preparatory set-up for violent domestic acts that would be blamed on anti-government extremists.
An editorial in the Washington Post yesterday slammed Japanese member of parliament Yukihisa Fujita because he “seems to think that
Fujita, the editorial added, is a member of “the lunatic fringe” who “have spawned a thriving subculture of conspiracy theorists at home and abroad”, and “his views, rooted as they are in profound distrust of the
I am starting to get the feeling that the US Government has hit the panic button on the 9-11 cover-up!
Finally, a Seattle FireFighter Eric Lawyer, for truth group for Fire Fighters to stand up and join. No longer silent, while the pieces of their fellow NY Fire Dept. firefighters lay buried in the landfill without dignity or proper burial.
Thanks to the Architects for Truth. The Science is finally proving that 911 was in fact an inside job, not made up by Conspiracy "nuts", but here Eric Lawyer states flatly that the Book for Forensic preservation of evidence from a crime scene was blatantly ignored. True. But no one better than a FireFighter familiar with the "book" to say so. Willie Rodriquez was erased from the fraudulent Federally tainted so called 911 investigation, Prof. Jones thermate evidence ignored, Key witnesses were scene being thrown out for trying to testify.
Relinked in reply to ABC TV's Nightline piece on the truth movement. Please share around your social networking sites.
Underground fires raged for months. O'Toole remembers in February  seeing a crane lift a steel beam vertically from deep within the catacombs of Ground Zero. "It was dripping from the molten steel," he said.
If the building was truly held together by weak bolts then the single bolt connections should have "popped and fell apart" when Flight 11 smashed into the inner core of WTC 1, not 1½ hours after the event.
Les fins détails ne sont plus d’aucune importance. Les responsables de
Dans le livre de John Farmer «The Ground Truth: The Story Behind America’s Defense on 9/11? », l’auteur bâtit un dossier autant convainquant qu’incontournable du fait que la version officielle… est quasiment entièrement fausse.
Le gouvernement américain a menti à propos du 9/11.
L’édition du 11 septembre 2009 du Time magazine présentait précisément cette histoire en appelant un nouveau regard sur
Farmer, directeur de
Farmer déclare: «À un certain niveau du gouvernement, à un certain moment donné… il y a eu une entente pour ne pas révéler la vérité à propos de ce qui s’était passé… J’ai été choqué de voir la différence entre la vérité et la manière dont elle a été décrite… Les enregistrements du NORAD (North American Aerospace Command) racontait une histoire radicalement différente de ce qu’on nous a dit ainsi qu’au public depuis deux ans».
Thomas Kean, ancien gouverneur Républicain du New Jersey avait ceci a dire: «Jusqu’à ce jour, nous ne savons toujours pas pourquoi le NORAD nous a raconté ce qu’ils nous ont raconté, c’était tellement loin de la vérité…».
Ted Olsen, qui a servi sous l’administration Bush, nous a menti lorsqu’il a tenu une conférence de presse le 11 septembre 2001 en disant à l’Amérique et le monde que sa femme décédée l’avait appelé juste avant de mourir dans l’avion qui avait été détourné. Cela prouvait que l’avion avait bel et bien été détourné par des terroristes à la peau brune.
Le problème, c’est que c’était un autre mensonge, un de plus sur longue liste. Le FBI a rapporté qu’aucun appel n’avait été fait entre Barbara Olsen et Ted Olsen en cette journée fatidique. La technologie ne le permettait même pas à l’époque, à l’altitude à laquelle se trouvait alors l’avion.
With friends of the Constitution like these - who needs enemies?
Billed as an alternative grassroots movement to the Tea Party, which has been for the most part absorbed by mainline Republicans and Neoconservatives, the “Coffee Party” promised to wake up politically minded Americans and offered a different avenue for the freedom movement.
However, the so called founder of the Coffee Party has been quickly exposed as an Obama campaign operative, whose caffeine concept was purely designed to undermine and co-opt the Tea Party ideology.
Stolen in broad daylight
You can learn more from viewing one episode of Max Keiser's program than watching CNBC or other mass media garbage 24/7.
Depositor money is sent to the federal government, ether directly when banks purchase newly issued government paper or indirectly when they purchase
Sooooooo, the Federal Government "borrows" money which the taxpayers have to repay eventually, then GIVES it to the banks, only to borrow it back at interest, which the people will get to pay for?
I thank Congressman Ron Paul for bringing to the public’s attention the Federal Reserve coverup of the source of the Watergate burglars’ source of funding and the defective audit by the Federal Reserve of the bank that transferred $5.5 billion from the
With uncharacteristic bluntness, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke warned Congress on Wednesday that the
Where was this bluntness and wisdom ten years ago when it was possible to avoid this mess?
And to be honest, if the Fed won't help get the American people out of the mess the Fed itself created, then it is tome to shut this legalized counterfeiting pyramid scheme down once and for all and go back to the system of government-issued currency the Founding Fathers created for this nation.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, suggested Friday the organization might one day be called on to provide countries with a global reserve currency that would serve as an alternative to the U.S. dollar.
Looks like IMF head Kahn is looking for the dollar to fall sooner rather than later.
So his solution is to impose on the entire world the same exact system of banking that wrecked the
According to a regulatory filing made by Goldman Sachs, it now views negative public opinion, listed as “adverse publicity”, as a part of a list of factors that could pose risk to the its core business, reports American Banking News.
What's their game plan to try and turn the adverse publicity around? Goldman is attempting to win over public opinion by acknowledging mistakes, writes ABN. WTF? Oh yeah, "acknowledging mistakes," that'll work.
It's like a bank robber apologizing for double parking, after he robbed a bank.
It's like Charles Manson apologizing for getting the house floors bloody, after he massacred a family.
Mafia Lists “Adverse Publicity” as a Potential Risk to It's Core Business.
Goldman Sachs tricky derivatives trades may have masked the Greek debt just long enough to hurt all of us again. Goldman Sachs made up an exchange rate that allowed the Greeks to look as though they were only engaging in a currency swap when, in effect, they were getting more than a billion more than they should have from the trades in credit. Its likely that Goldman made a killing on the commissions for the swaps, and then sold the swaps to a Greek bank for even higher profits.
They are called the PIGS—
Southern European countries are trapped in an overvalued currency and suffocated by low competitiveness, a situation that will lead to the breakup of the euro bloc, according to Societe Generale SA’s top-ranked strategist Albert Edwards.
You know, maybe this huge government thing isn't such a great idea after all.
Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, mounted stiff resistance tonight to any swift bailout of
WATCH THIS CLOSELY, BECAUSE THE RESERVE BANKING SYSTEM BASED ON THE EURO IS JUST A SMALL SCALE EXAMPLE OF WHAT THE UN WANTS TO IMPOSE AS A GLOBAL CURRENCY.
Effective January 1, 2011 every transaction above 1,500 euros will be considered illegal if it is done in cash. Transactions will have to be done through debit or credit cards.
The formal explanation for this law is it will combat those who do not pay taxes. But we all know this is not the case...
And now this...
Peter said (February 12, 2010):
Christos you are not alone, the situation is the same all over in
What we need is a well organised international "patriot" resistance to fight these fascist traitors.
I know that in many European countries lots of people are aware what is going on but just do not know what to do about this.
We got to unite! that is the only chance we have!
PETROL stations ran dry in
Customs staff initially walked out for three days on Tuesday over salary freezes and cuts in bonuses.
But their union announced on Thursday three 48-hour rolling strikes that will keep customs offices shut until next Wednesday, when all workers are being asked to join a general strike.
This could turn into a case study on how to handle the National Strike here in the
The Emerging Economies are today much sounder in terms of Debt to GDP ratio than the developed world says Marc Faber.
The British economy will never be the same again and boardrooms are refusing to accept the reality: that is the stark warning that came from a panel of experts today.
The environment for business will 'never return to pre-recession normality' argues the hard-hitting report from a panel of academics convened by BDO LLP.
The British economy will never be the same again and boardrooms are refusing to accept the reality: that is the stark warning that came from a panel of experts today.
The environment for business will 'never return to pre-recession normality' argues the hard-hitting report from a panel of academics convened by BDO LLP.
The federal deficit through the first four months of the budget year is running at a record-breaking pace even though the deficit in January was slightly smaller than expected.
The massive tide of red ink reflects the continued fallout from a deep recession and a severe financial crisis. It highlights the formidable challenges President Obama will face in trying to get the deficit down to more manageable levels.
Thomas DiNapoli says total compensation at the largest securities firms grew beyond that figure. He says profits could surpass what he calls an unprecedented $55 billion last year.
Joseph Stiglitz - former head economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a nobel-prize winner - said yesterday that the very structure of the Federal Reserve system is so fraught with conflicts that it is "corrupt" and undermines democracy.
A measure to give some 57 million elderly people, veterans and persons with disabilities a $250 check was rejected by the Senate on Wednesday,
"Screw those old people; we need to save the BANKS! Those old farts ought to do the patriotic thing and die now that they have become cash sinks instead of profit centers! We can't prop up a bunch of aging useless eaters and buy bombs for
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is trying to encourage public retirement funds that control more than $2 trillion to buy all or part of failed lenders, taking a more direct role in propping up the banking system, said people briefed on the matter.
Now they are going to loot your retirement plans to save the bankers from their own stupidity!
The BBC has refused to comment on recent reports that it will close two radio stations and scale back its web presence in order to save about $965 million Cdn.
If it looks like a Depression and sounds like a Depression and acts like a Depression; it's a Depression.
"The city is facing a budget crisis unlike any it has ever experienced … The enormity of our current fiscal crisis forces the City to take swift action now and lay out a financial plan for the future."
Wall Street was growing increasingly worried by the city's financial fragility, and the city's ability to raise revenues through bond sales was at risk.
Why the crunch? According to city council president Eric Garcetti's office, for the past four quarters, the city has seen double-digit revenue declines, a scenario not experienced since the darkest days of the Great Depression.
The so-called complimentary breakfasts at many hotels in
The state wants to tax the lodging businesses for the food that they offer as free breakfasts as part of their room rate.
This is just getting ridiculous!
A survey that's expected to be an important tool as Detroit works to revitalize core neighborhoods and possibly shutter others finds about one third of residential lots are vacant or contain abandoned homes.
There were 496,000 initial job claims filed in the week ended Feb. 20, up 22,000 from a revised 474,000 the previous week, the Labor Department said in a weekly report. The prior week, there were 442,000 claims filed.
A consensus estimate of economists surveyed by Briefing.com expected new claims to fall to 460,000.
The 4-week moving average of initial claims was 473,750, up 6,000 from the previous week's revised average of 467,750......
More than 15,000
The Shaw's grocery store chain, which is selling all of its
Chevron Corp., the second largest
Ford Motor Credit Co. plans to layoff 200 employees at its business center in
"IBM is clearly offshoring things where they can," said one IBM employee who received his notice yesterday and spoke on the condition of anonymity because he didn't want to jeopardize his severance. A 10-year veteran and UNIX administrator, this employee said his customer support team once had 15 U.S.-based workers. That staff was reduced over time to just three workers in the
By closing its 500 weakest stores, the video-rental company hopes to reduce expenses by $200 million, the Financial Times reports.
January 26, 2010, Reuters
Nearly one in five U.S. households ran out of money to buy enough food at least once during 2009, said an antihunger group ... urging more federal action to help Americans get enough to eat. "There are no hunger-free areas of
Note: For much more from reliable sources on growing income inequality, click here. For more on the impacts of the financial crisis and its economic impacts leading to the Great Recession, click here.
Now comes word that thousands more losing their jobs in what the company likes to refer to as “resource actions.” Alliance@IBM/CWA Local 1701 Web site, which tracks layoffs at IBM reports that some 2,544 IBM employees have been let go this week, with more to follow. And unsurprisingly, the group says offshoring is, once again, to blame. Evidently, RA’d employees are being asked to train their overseas replacements before they’re cut.
Is the Fed rigging the stock market?
January 5, 2010, MSN Money
It is not illegal for the Federal Reserve or the U.S. Treasury to buy S&P 500 futures. This type of intervention could explain some of the unusual market action in recent months, with stock prices grinding higher on low volume even as companies sold huge amounts of new shares and retail investors stayed on the sidelines. Some market watchers have charted that virtually all of the market’s upside since mid-September has come from after-hours futures activity. [These claims are] based on an analysis of the possible sources of the $600 billion in net new cash that was needed to boost the U.S. stock market capitalization by $6 billion since March. The usual sources, such as retail investors and pension funds, could muster only about $100 billion. The rest had to come from somewhere. The Fed has been openly buying some $1.7 trillion worth of long-term bonds since last March, which is something it hasn't done since the 1950s. Today, the Fed is making purchases to support housing by keeping mortgages cheap. As these purchases are phased out over the next few months, long-term interest rates will continue to move higher. This will cause long-term bond prices to fall, causing this new "bond bubble" to deflate. Stock investors will benefit, just as they did in the 1950s and 1960s as capital was moved from falling bonds into rising stocks.
Note: For a treasure trove of key reports from reliable sources on the secret manipulations keeping Wall Street afloat, click here.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) said First Regional Bank in
Yikes! And we're not even out of January yet!
Trading... by mathematical algorithms used in computer programs... take[s] place automatically in response to market data and news... similar to the autopilot function in aircraft.... up to 60 per cent of trading in equity markets is driven in this way.
“It is absolutely possible to bring an exchange to breaking point by having an ‘algo’ entering into a loop so that by sending them at such a rate the exchange can’t cope.”
His comments came amid recent news of a radical plan to raise $200 billion by privatizing “the motorway network,” as Brits call it. The plan was presented to the three main political parties by NM Rothschild, the influential investment bank, British news sources say.
Here is the problem with all this privatization. Nobody in the government or at Goldman Sachs is thinking about how ordinary people will come up with all these billions of dollars they claim these schemes will raise.
GS and the government are still living in this delusional state in which they continue to see the general population as a vast untapped pool of wealth which is theirs for the taking.
The reality is that all the money has been sucked out of society and poured all over Wall Street and all the added taxation and fees can do is shut down an already stuttering economic machine.
We are witnessing the fall of civilization, and like the collapse of
The image of banks locking their doors to keep customers from making withdrawals during a bank run is what immediately came to mind when we heard that
Citigroup said on statements received by customers all over the country.
"Whatever the explanation, it doesn't exactly inspire confidence in Citi," Stoll writes. "But it's hard to believe a bank would be sending out a notice like that on its statements."
This is very strange indeed, and even more strange when you consider that this was "accidentally included on customer statements nationwide."
A new advisory being sent by
Originally reported by John Carney over at the Business Insider website, Citigroup is sending the following information to customers along with their bank statements.
“Effective April 1, 2010, we reserve the right to require (7) days advance notice before permitting a withdrawal from all checking accounts.
Folks, it does not get any plainer than that. The Federal Reserve is getting ready to slam the door on YOUR money.
During the January 2010 World Economic Summit in Davos Switzerland Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the current Chairman of the G-20, presented the upcoming agenda for the G-20 and G-8 meetings to be held in Ontario in June. Many were shocked to hear this Conservative leader declare that “we also know markets need governance. For the new global economy, the G-20 is what we have.”
With the continuing global economic “crisis” brought on by the international banksters, the European community—which already has one common awful fiat currency (the Euro)—is now talking about creating a European economic government to oversee the economies of all of the individual European states. Of course, this was the whole point of creating the economic “crisis” in the first place. As usual, the first two bankster shills to call for this scheme are
“The plan, which has been seen by SPIEGEL, calls for increased monitoring of individual member states’ competitiveness so that action can be taken early on should problems emerge. States which have pegged their currencies to the euro — like
I love it: “monitoring of individual member states’ competitiveness.” What exactly does that mean? “
First, a European economic (i.e., corporate Socialist) government. Then, a North American economic government (Hello, Amero!). And finally, when the entire global “crisis” really gets out of control, a One World Corporate Socialist Government to “plan” and “control” the “global” economy to really make our lives miserable.
Senior Chinese military officers have proposed that their country boost defense spending, adjust PLA deployments, and possibly sell some
This is a Documentary made by European filmmakers about the actual and the future of the American and the global economy.
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The world’s most powerful investors have been advised to buy farmland, stock up on gold and prepare for a “dirty war” by Marc Faber, the notoriously bearish market pundit, who predicted the 1987 stock market crash.
His investment advice, which was the first keynote speech of CLSA’s annual investment forum in
He also said that they should consider holding part of their wealth in the form of precious metals “because they can be carried”.
Dr. Faber may well sound like consummate economic "shock jock"; but he has had a brilliant track record, over the years, in being correct in his assessments.
Evidence is mounting that Chinese sales of US Treasury bonds over recent months are intended as a warning shot to
Or maybe the Chinese got pissed off about those gold bars with tungsten cores?
Alarm bells ring in the
The Treasury Department says
Today's latest report from the Congressional Oversight Panel makes it very clear that while things may feel relative lty stable right now on the commercial real estate front,
The 2009 Financial Report Of The U.S. Government has finally been released, and the news is not good. It basically confirms much of what we already know - that the
Both payouts, however, used the same logic: Congress taking from the have-nots and giving it to the have-mores. Indeed, the economic, political and military potentates depend on the federal budget to transfer taxpayer resources to them.
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Congressman Dennis Kucinich invoked a procedural rule to help protect Americans from endless war to compel members of Congress to debate and vote whether to continue US war in
The war in
The percentage of American workers with virtually no retirement savings grew for the third straight year, according to a survey released Tuesday.
The percentage of workers who said they have less than $
The American dream has turned into a nightmare. As George Carlin predicted, they are coming after your retirement money!
The national recession has had such a devastating effect on state finances that states took in $87 billion less in tax revenue from October 2008 through September 2009 than they collected in the previous 12 months. This 11 percent decline, the steepest on record, resulted from the impact on tax collections of lost jobs, reduced wages, and lowered economic activity.
To recoup lost revenue, states have taken such actions as eliminating tax exemptions, broadening tax bases, and in some cases increasing rates as well as raising a number of fees.
They can raise them all they want. If people do not have money they do not have money. What are the governments going to do, make another hundred million people homeless?
Greedy bastards like Goldman Sachs created a system to grab all the money to themselves and nobody planned for the day they would actually succeed!
The UGT and the CCOO, the country's two largest unions, called for Tuesday's demonstrations against the reform in several major cities, including
Further demonstrations are planned in the rest of the country up until March 6 against the plan, announced last month, to raise the legal retirement age from 65 to 67.
Someone needs to start testing the tap water for tranquilizers.
- by Andrew Gavin
People have been lulled into a false sense of safety under the rouse of a perceived “economic recovery.”
Quelle synthèse claire et succincte de la situation Grecque et de la contagion qui va se répandre inévitablement au reste du système bancaire. On ne cesse de nous dire que la reprise économique est en route, mais la réalité est bien autre. La deuxième vague de tsunami financier s’en vient à grands pas.
Il ne faut pas oublier que la bulle hypothécaire du secteur commercial est en train d’exploser aussi, avec des pertes envisagées de $200 à 300 milliards d’ici la fin de 2011.
Mettons-nous à l’abri…
Tous les pays occidentaux risquent de faire banqueroute et défaut sur leur dette d’ici peu…
La situation est vraiment glauque…
Yan Barcelo, 20 février 2010
L’économie donne des signes de vie, clame-t-on partout. C’est tant mieux. Mais gare au vampire financier, prêt, à la première occasion, à sucer tout le sang possible du convalescent économique.
La crise grecque a été l’occasion pour moi de refaire un petit tour du jardin financier et d’en constater toute la flore vénéneuse. Tout d’abord, on a vu à l’œuvre dans cette crise les jeux de dérivés financiers dont on a abondamment parlé, tous des swaps dette-contre-devise que Goldman Sachs a mis en place pour le gouvernement grec et qui ont contribué à masquer la pleine ampleur de cette dette. Rien là de très étonnant, les dérivés financiers ayant été créés dans une grande mesure pour contourner les lois et règles et maquiller tout détail financier qu’on pourrait considérer quelque peu déplacé ou… obscène.
Et il y a eu les jeux de CDS (credit default swaps ou swaps sur défaillance) auxquels se sont livrées les banques de Wall Street et quelques autres géants financiers. Voilà une des créatures les plus originales et pernicieuses de la pharmacie financière contemporaine. N’entrons pas dans le fin détail physiologique de ces créatures et contentons-nous de savoir qu’il s’agit d’un produit d’assurance tout à fait inouï : on peut acheter un CDS pour assurer un actif financier qu’on ne détient pas et qu’a n’a jamais détenu! C’est un peu comme si on détenait une assurance sur la vie d’un voisin. Un telle assurance est une invitation à l’assassinat!
Et c’est à un tel jeu d’assassinat les banques se sont livrées avec les obligations de
Mais la crise grecque m’a permis de rafraîchir le sens du mot « contagion » tel qu’il s’applique dans le monde financier. Au niveau le plus superficiel, il y a eu contagion dans les marchés obligataires où, dès que le président grec a annoncé que son pays pourrait faire défaut en avril et mai sur le remboursement de dettes venant à échéance, les investisseurs se sont mis à vendre en bloc les obligations d’autres pays présentant des risques de défaut : les fameux autres PIGS européens (Portugal, Irlande, et Espagne). À ce niveau, la contagion s’est donc propagée très rapidement et le rhume grec a réussi à contaminer les obligations des autres PIGS.
Mais il y a bien d’autres risques de contagion qui flottent dans l’air financier. À l’Est, la crise grecque risque d’obliger les banques de ce pays de retirer les sommes qu’elles ont prêté à des pays d’Europe de l’Est. Ça pourrait faire mal, très mal, surtout quand on sait que les prêts grecs de 19 milliards $US en Roumanie représentent environ 16% du marché de capitaux dans ce pays, selon
Les problèmes sont pires à l’Ouest. Les banques allemandes et françaises détiennent entre 40 et 50% de la dette grecque, alors que la part qui incombe aux banques suisses représente 11,5% du PIB de l’Helvétie (selon un étude de Morgan Stanley). On peut comprendre que ces banques – par leur pays interposés – poussent très fort pour que l’Union européenne vole au secours de
Mais on ferait erreur de voir la contagion s’arrêter aux portes des banques européennes. Car, la menace de défaut de
À présent, voyons un peu la géographie d’endettement dans laquelle circulent tous ces actifs de la finance virtuelle. On nous parle de pays où le taux d’endettement est immense, par exemple en Italie, où la dette du gouvernement s’élève à 115% du PIB. Mais ces chiffres « officiels » qu’on nous lance à la figure sont passablement aseptisés. Car le vrai niveau de la dette en Italie n’accapare pas 115% du PIB de ce pays, mais bien plutôt 364%, comme le révèle une étude de 2009 du National Policy for Financial Analysis, à Washington (http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/st319.pdf). Ce que les chiffres habituels négligent d’indiquer c’est tout l’endettement dénué de provisions que représentent en Italie les fonds de pension, les systèmes de santé et quoi encore. C’est ainsi qu’en Allemagne, l’endettement total atteint 418% du PIB, en France, 549%, en Grèce, 875%, en Pologne, 1500%! Aux Etats-Unis, l’endettement total, tel que le calcule la firme de Toronto Sprott Asset Management, s’élève à 110 trillions $US, soit environ 730% du PIB. Quel sera le prochain pays à ne pas pouvoir honorer la part de ses dettes venant à échéance à court terme?
Peut-être qu’un prochain choc ne viendra pas d’un pays souverain incapable d’honorer ses dettes. Peut-être que ce choc viendra de
Pour l’instant, ces montagnes de dette sont bien dissimulées, et peuvent le demeurer un bon moment encore. Mais un jour, elles ne pourront qu’éclater au grand jour. Le jour, par exemple, où quelques gouvernements, en Europe ou aux Etats-Unis, s’avéreront incapables de payer les versements de pension de leurs citoyens. Ou qu’ils devront hausser les taxes de façon prohibitive simplement pour continuer à faire fonctionner quelques services publics devenu rachitiques.
Allons-nous passer au travers de tous ces écueils qui s’accumulent à l’horizon? C’est possible. Mais très-très peu probable. Nos jours d’abondance sont comptés.
A wave of industrial and social unrest is building across
- The European Union Times
The poorest today are, in absolute terms, less destitute than before, able to afford food, shelter, even satellite TV. But the disparity between them and the richest has risen. It is not merely, as Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett point out in their book The Spirit Level, that this damages health and encourages crime; in times of austerity, inequality can tear apart the social fabric. Take
Greek police fired tear-gas and clashed with demonstrators in central Athens after a march organized by unions to oppose Prime Minister George Papandreou’s drive to cut the European Union’s biggest budget deficit.
Last week was marked by two significant developments. A strike wave hit
Both governments, banks, and the taxpayers agree that the taxpayers should pay for roads, schools, hospitals, and other civil infrastructure.
The disagreement is in governments and banks assuming that taxpayers should pay for the bankers' and governments' incompetence, stupidity, and greed.
'We will not offer Greece a cent': German economy minister deals hammer blow to Athens as rioters attack police on the streets
It could almost be a battle from
But this was the scene in
The violence came as
Financial Warfare Exposed - Soros, Goldman Sachs, Hedge Funds Attack
It has been evident for some time that the ongoing speculative attack on
This is what emerged during the first week of December with a speculative assault or bear raid against Greek and Spanish government bonds as well as the euro itself, accompanied by a scurrilous press campaign targeting the "PIIGS," an acronym for the countries just named, coming from inside the bowels of Goldman Sachs. I have discussed this phenomenon several times over the last two to three weeks on my radio program on GCN.
Now comes concrete proof of this conspiracy in the form of a Feb. 8 "idea dinner," held at the
Nor was this the only cabal in town intent on attacking the euro through the week Greek flank. The article cited suggests that GlobeOp Financial Services and Paulson & Co. are also piling on. The zombie banks were also heavily engaged. The article reported that Goldman Sachs, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, and Barclays Bank of
'The Greek state must sell stakes in companies and also assets such as, for example, unpopulated islands,' Frank Schaeffler, a member of parliament for the pro-business Free Democrats, Merkel's coalition partner, told the Bild daily.
"After all, those ultra-rich Wall Street CEOs need someplace to retire to with all their bailout trillions!"
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso claimed that financial stability was so critical that sweeping new powers were needed for Eurocrats in
But his threat sparked an angry backlash from critics of an ever- growing
It raised fears that the EU – under unelected new President Herman van Rompuy – is planning a power grab.
Timothy Kirkhope, the leader of Tory Euro MPs, said: “The idea of compulsory economic policies is deeply disturbing. It reflects a very old fashioned ‘command and control’ approach which does not solve problems of the 21st century.” Mats Persson, director of think-tank Open Europe, said: “Economic growth cannot be forced from the centre.
“The unelected Commission is seeking to gain power over one of the corefeatures of democratic politics, deciding how a country’s economy is run. This has no public support and runs the risk of being hijacked by narrow political interests.”
Mr Barroso unveiled plans to restore growth and said: “The economic crisis is worse than anyone imagined and increased economic inter-dependence demands a more determined response and makes the case for stronger economic governance in the EU.
“Now we have the Lisbon Treaty, which provides for (economic) policy...warnings. The Commission intends to use these powers to the full.”
par Laurent Cordonnier
« Nous ne paierons pas votre crise. » Les banderoles déployées fin février à Athènes, où se succèdent les grèves contre les plans d'austérité, n'auraient pas déparé en Islande, ou en Espagne. Prônant la « stabilisation » des dépenses sociales, le FMI a averti : l'assainissement, en Europe, « sera extrêmement douloureux ».
Who cleans up the mess when ignorant, greedy bankers rack up massive debt then go broke? The people of
Britain is "prepared to be flexible" to reach a deal with Iceland over the £2.3bn debt owed since the collapse of the online savings bank Icesave, the Chancellor, Alistair Darling, said yesterday.
Voters in tiny
Note the obvious and heavy-handed spin here!
It is the previous government of
International pressure? The only pressure is coming from the bankers, who have gotten this silly idea into their heads that they can make bad business decisions, engage in risky, reckless, highly speculative gambling, pay themselves billions on bonuses when the dice roll their way and stick the people with the losses when the game falls apart.
The people of
This is a call to keyboards. All the "Rivero's Rangers" are asked to post to the comments section of every Corporate Media article demonizing the Icelandic people for refusing the yoke of servitude created for them the concept of Odious debt and why it applies here!
Of course the corporate media and government spokes-slugs will all condemn the people of
The faux-outrage is clear; how dare those Icelandic people fail to stand by their banks!
Look around you. Do you see the banks standing by We The People?
Still furious over the crippling aftermath of the global financial crisis, Iceland's voters on Saturday resoundingly rejected a $5.3 billion plan to pay off Britain and the Netherlands for debts spawned by the collapse of an Icelandic Internet bank, according to initial results.
Results returned from around 83,500 ballots — or more than 40 percent of the total ballots expected — counted so far showed that 93 percent of voters said "no" in the referendum, compared to just 1.5 percent who said "yes."
The Icelandic people understand something that our Congress does not. Banks are private businesses, and private businesses that make reckless and foolish mistakes deserve to go out of business and government has no moral right at all to loot the general population to save rich bankers from their own greed and folly.
Iceland’s voters expressed their outrage on Saturday against bankers, the government and what they saw as foreign bullying, overwhelmingly rejecting a plan to pay $5.3 billion to Britain and the Netherlands to reimburse customers of a failed Icelandic bank.
With about 30 percent of the votes counted, roughly 93 percent of voters said no to the plan, in the first public referendum ever held on any subject in
WAY TO GO,
The election on the government's Icesave-law was held today in
The brains trust of the Pentagon says it is just months away from producing a jet fuel from algae for the same cost as its fossil-fuel equivalent.
The claim, which comes from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) that helped to develop the internet and satellite navigation systems, has taken industry insiders by surprise. A cheap, low-carbon fuel would not only help the US military, the nation's single largest consumer of energy, to wean itself off its oil addiction, but would also hold the promise of low-carbon driving and flying for all.
If true, and this work actually does create usable fuel, this will be a development which will stop some of the 21st century's "energy wars" in their tracks.
Many people – including former analyst for the U.S. Treasury Richard Cook – argue that credit is too important a function to be left to the private banks.
National Public Bank
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka told Congress last week:
If the Federal Reserve were made a fully public body, it would be an acceptable alternative.
The American Monetary Institute proposes the following alternative:
Incorporate the Federal Reserve System into the U.S. Treasury where all new money would be created by government as money, not interest-bearing debt; and be spent into circulation to promote the general welfare. The monetary system would be monitored to be neither inflationary nor deflationary.
Bloomberg News columnist Matthew Lynn writes:
Michael Moore recommends that the American people demand:
Each of the 50 states must create a state-owned public bank like they have in
While bank bailouts fatten Wall Street, states continue to battle the credit crisis. In the search for innovative solutions, some political candidates are proposing that states generate their own credit by setting up their own banks.
Democrats, Republicans, Greens...Monetary Reform is a non-partisan issue which can unite the people against the private bankers who rule the world for their own private benefit.
Larry Parks, Executive Director, FAME “With the monetary system we have now, the careful saving of a lifetime can be wiped out in an eyeblink.”
George Bernard Shaw “You have to choose [as a voter] between trusting to the natural stability of gold and the natural stability of the honesty and intelligence of the members of the Government. And, with due respect for these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the Capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold.”
Voltaire (1694-1778) “Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value —- zero.”
Defense juggernaut KBR Inc. was awarded a contract potentially worth $2.8 billion for support work in Iraq as U.S. forces continue to leave the country, military authorities said Tuesday.
KBR was notified of the award Friday, a day after the company told shareholders it lost about $25 million in award fees because of flawed electrical work in Iraq .
Insurgents in Iraq had vowed to disrupt the election, and the attacks appeared timed to frighten voters away from polling sites. If that were the intent, it did not succeed entirely.
Classic false flag. The US and the current puppet regime in Iraq are terrified that they could see a repeat of the Gaza election, in which the Palestinians refused to vote for the "approved" party, so inevitably we get false-flag terror attacks to be blamed on the opposition.
But think about it for a moment. The opposition NEEDS the support of the public. Any group working to change the system needs public support. They are not going to go out and commit acts that alienate the very people whose support they need.
That is why these bombings are all deadly hoaxes intended to demonize the threat to the US puppet regime.
Doctors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are reporting a high level of birth defects, with some blaming weapons used by the US after the Iraq invasion.
The city witnessed fierce fighting in 2004 as US forces carried out a major offensive against insurgents.
Now, the level of heart defects among newborn babies is said to be 13 times higher than in Europe .
BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson visited a new, US-funded hospital in Fallujah where paediatrician Samira al-Ani told him that she was seeing as many as two or three cases a day, mainly cardiac defects.
In his recent testimony to the UK Committee investigating the Iraq war, British Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted that Israeli officials influenced and participated in the decision by the US and UK governments to attack Iraq in 2003.
... Just as Israeli officials are influencing and participating the the decision by the US to attack Iran !
This series is based on an article by Jeff Gates, who is a widely acclaimed author, attorney, merchant banker, educator and consultant to governments worldwide, who served for seven years as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. He is the author of Guilt by Association, Democracy At Risk and The Ownership Solution. See his website http://criminalstate.com/
Criminal State - Part 1 of 3: A Closer Look at Israel 's Role in Terrorism
Criminal State - Part 2 of 3: A Closer Look at Israel 's Role in Terrorism
Criminal State - Part 3 of 3: A Closer Look at Israel 's Role in Terrorism
Numerous reports for many months have stated that with collaboration from American occupation forces, Israel ’s espionage apparatus, Mossad, slaughtered at least 530 Iraqi scientists and academic professors.
Assassinations of Iraq academics in Iraq never existed prior to April 2003. Persistent Israeli hit squads against Iraqi scientists had been active in Iraq since April 2003, but the latest chapter was uncovered on Tuesday, 14 June 2005 by the Palestine Information Center which, citing a report compiled by the United States Department of State and intended for the American President, stated that Israeli and foreign agents sent by Mossad, in cooperation with United States, to Iraq, killed at least 350 Iraqi scientists and more than 200 university professors and academic personalities .
According to the report, which was referred to the U.S. president George W. Bush, Mossad agents had been operating in Iraq with the aim of liquidating Iraqi nuclear and biology scientists, among other scientists, and prominent university professors.
That was after the U.S. failed to persuade those scientists to cooperate with or work for it.
Iraq invasion had no 'legal basis in international law'
January 26, 2010, The Telegraph (One of the UK 's leading newspapers)
The invasion of Iraq had no "legal basis in international law", the senior government lawyer Sir Michael Wood has told the Chilcot inquiry. Sir Michael ... was the most senior legal adviser at the Foreign Office at the time of the invasion. "I considered that the use of force against Iraq in March 2003 was contrary to international law," he said in a written statement. "In my opinion, that use of force had not been authorised by the (United Nations) Security Council, and had no other basis in international law." Jack Straw, then the foreign secretary, rejected advice that the war would be unlawful, the inquiry heard. Sir Michael wrote to Mr Straw on January 24, 2003 to express concerns about comments [Straw] made to then-US vice president Dick Cheney. Mr Straw told Mr Cheney that Britain would "prefer" a second resolution but it would be "OK" if they tried and failed to get one "a la Kosovo ". Sir Michael commented that this was "completely wrong from a legal point of view". Sir Michael said this was "probably the first and only occasion" that a minister rejected his legal advice in this way.
Note: For lots more from major media sources on the real reasons behind the invasion of Iraq , click here.
Forget about oil, occupation, terrorism or even Al Qaeda. The real hazard for Iraqis these days is cancer. Cancer is spreading like wildfire in Iraq . Thousands of infants are being born with deformities. Doctors say they are struggling to cope with the rise of cancer and birth defects, especially in cities subjected to heavy American and British bombardment.
Warning: very graphic picture at the top of this article.
But just think; what if the American invasion of Iraq had done this to your kid?
Would you be welcoming those responsible for this with flowers?!?
The Army general of U.S. forces in Northern Iraq has banned pregnancy among military personnel in his command, NBC News reported on Friday.
Anyone who becomes pregnant or impregnates another servicemember, including married couples assigned to the same unit, could face a court-martial and jail time, according to an order issued by Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo.
What happens, though, if a female service member, serving with her husband, has been studiously using the birth control method prescribed by her doctor, and contraception fails, which it sometimes can, and does?
Will the only thing preventing her from facing a court-martial, and/or serving jail time, be an abortion?!?
That's something every young woman (and the man who loves her) has to think about very seriously before enlisting.
Federal government documents on Afghan detainees suggest that Canadian officials intended some prisoners to be tortured in order to gather intelligence, according to a legal expert.
If the allegation is true, such actions would constitute a war crime, said University of Ottawa law professor Amir Attaran, who has been digging deep into the issue and told CBC News he has seen uncensored versions of government documents released last year.
"If these documents were released [in full], what they will show is that Canada partnered deliberately with the torturers in Afghanistan for the interrogation of detainees," he said.
"There would be a question of rendition and a question of war crimes on the part of certain Canadian officials. That's what's in these documents, and that's why the government is covering up as hard as it can."
, Canadian military chaplins and some soldiers have been complaining as far back as 2006 that Afghan security forces have been sodomizing young boys on their base. These military whistle-blowers charge that the military brass has been ignoring or burying their complaints, fearing the bad publicity they could generate.
The paper reports that Canadian military police have also complained, as reported by Brig.-Gen. J.C. Collin, commander of Land Force Central Area, that they were being told "not to interfere in incidents in which Afghan forces were having sex with children."
Canadian spies have been interrogating captured Taliban fighters in Afghanistan since 2006.
KABUL -- The military helicopters swooped in from behind the three-vehicle convoy as it wound through a remote road in southern Afghanistan , and survivors of last week's deadly attack said they had no idea they were in danger until the lead four-wheel drive vehicle exploded.
After seeing the gruesome aftermath of that rocket strike, survivors of the NATO attack told McClatchy Newspapers, women jumped from the second car and frantically waved their head scarves to try to stop the attack.
A two-star American general is in southern Afghanistan investigating the Feb. 21 strike, which killed 21 Afghans in Daykundi province and quickly prompted U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal to deliver a videotaped apology.
Survivors said they want more than that, however.
"What do we do with his apology?" said Hussain Dilbarian, a 20-year-old survivor of the strike. "It doesn't make any difference. The killers should be handed over to us. We don't want anything else."
Pentagon originally said Marine killed in combat.
The Pentagon confirmed late Tuesday that it is investigating the death of a 24-year-old Indiana Marine after he was shot to death in Afghanistan , allegedly by several US-paid private security contractors.
The contractors, according to a fellow Marine in Afghanistan who communicated with an investigative reporter in Chicago , were Afghanis who were found with "copious amounts of opium" and had been paid by the United States as guards.
Remember when Sarah Palin said that "the surge principles that have worked in Iraq need to be implemented in Afghanistan ." Well...as Ms. Palin would say, many Afghans working for the Afghan security forces are now switching sides and are now defecting to the Taliban.
Guess who trained many of them? Blackwater!
For weeks, the U.S. public followed the biggest offensive of the Afghanistan War against what it was told was a "city of 80,000 people" as well as the logistical hub of the Taliban in that part of Helmand. That idea was a central element in the overall impression built up in February that Marja was a major strategic objective, more important than other district centres in Helmand .
It turns out, however, that the picture of Marja presented by military officials and obediently reported by major news media is one of the clearest and most dramatic pieces of misinformation of the entire war, apparently aimed at hyping the offensive as a historic turning point in the conflict.
The decision to hype up Marja as the objective of "Operation Moshtarak" by planting the false impression that it is a good-sized city would not have been made independently by the Marines at Camp Leatherneck .