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L'Autre Monde 10 juin 2010: Dans le la-la land et le chaos fabriqué 2/2

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L'Autre Monde 10 juin 2010: Dans le la-la land et le chaos fabriqué 2/2


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L'Autre Monde 10 juin 2010

90 min / Radio de l'UQAM, CHOQ FM


Diffusion en direct : Jeudi à 11:00h
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Au programme cette semaine, 10 juin 2010:

Émission bourrée d'informations: Économie et le prochain crash, conflits éventuels dans le monde pour détourner l'attention des populations des vrais responsables des multitudes de crises fabriquées, Israël et la flottille de la liberté, Palestine, Irak, Iran, Pakistan, Liban, Syrie, militarisme dans le monde, mise à jour du dossier de la catastrophe pétrolière, le la-la land et le monde à l'envers, les armes nucléaires, les glaces qui prennent de l'expansion ainsi que la couverture de neige, les magouilles internationales et plus!

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***Hyperliens vers les sources des informations discutées sur l'émission d'aujourd'hui:


Moyen-Orient:


Irak:


'Israel Trains Militants In Iraq'

The director of a Turkish think tank says Israel trains the armed men with the anti-Ankara militant group, Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Recall that it was the PKK that launched a rocket attack on the Turkish naval facility just as Israel attacked the aid flotilla. The rocket attack was timed to inhibit Turkey's ability to intervene when their people are being killed.


Turkish warplanes launch air raids in Iraq

Turkish warplanes launched a series of cross-border air raids against suspected Kurdish separatist fighters in northern Iraq on Thursday, Turkey's semi-official Anatolian News Agency reported.


Turkey bombs Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq

Turkish warplanes on Thursday bombed dozens of Kurdish rebel targets in neighbouring northern Iraq, in one of the biggest raids in recent years, Turkish and Kurdish media reports said.



Pakistan:


Preparing the American Invasion of Pakistan

That objective is to destroy the leadership of the Taliban and Al-Qa’eda. They believe they can’t do that with drone strikes, or at least drone strikes alone. The drone strikes are politically unpopular, and even some serious COIN bloggers criticize the program bitterly. Basically, they’re looking for an excuse to do something more than drone strikes in Pakistan. President Obama may have found that excuse:

" The U.S. military is reviewing options for a unilateral strike in Pakistan in the event that a successful attack on American soil is traced to the country’s tribal areas, according to senior military officials.[...]

Webmaster's Commentary:

This site has been predicting that we may well see the presence of US troops inside Pakistan for quite some time now.

Unfortunately, that prediction, based on the current mind-set of the White House, and Pentagon, may very well come to pass in the not too distant future.

Rather than actually fix the fundamental infrastructure problems which make insurgency against the government look attractive to some, the Pakistani government and military officials have decided instead to look the other way while the US carries out a high-profile drone assassination campaign against the Pakistani people.

Those looking the other way have been well-compensated by the US taxpayer for this.

The fury the Pakistani people at both their government's compensated refusal to stop the US carnage will ultimately take the shape of some kind of retaliation against US interests, most likely inside Pakistan.

And that will be the moment the US military uses as its justification of a huge, unilateral strike.


Nato convoy attacked in Pakistan

At least six people have been killed and seven injured after a Nato convoy was attacked just outside Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.

About 15 fighters fired machine guns and threw grenades before torching the trucks carrying military vehicles for Nato forces in Afghanistan early on Wednesday, Kalim Imam, a police officer, said.



Iran:


Security Council frames new Iran sanctions

The United Nations Security Council has agreed on a resolution to impose a new round of sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Remember what I said about it being Israel behind the push for global government rather than the United Nations? Here is more proof. We have the British press releasing documents that prove not only has Israel been in possession of nuclear weapons for some time, but they have so many they were trying to sell some to Apartheid South Africa (who else they sold to remains an unasked question and maybe that is the real reason Helen Thomas was shown the door before she got round to that one). Yet despite the fact that Israel has not signed the NNPT nor allows IAEA inspections (despite numerous requests by the United Nations) the UN has not taken up the issue of Israel's unsupervised nuclear arsenal.

Then there is the attack on the aid fleet in international waters, which while it did provoke a lot of impolite noises from the United Nations, was halted in its tracks by the usual United States veto.

So here we are a week later; the bodies of the slain aid workers are in the ground and the United Nations is back on track trying to legitimize yet another United States invasion of yet another nation that Israel hates, justifying it with the same old lies about a non-existent nuclear threat from a nation that has not attacked us, or indeed anyone for two hundred years.

So, you tell me; who ACTS like they are the center of the New World Order?


UN votes for new sanctions on Iran over nuclear issue

The UN Security Council has voted in favour of fresh sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.

The council voted 12 to two, with one abstention, in favour of a fourth round of sanctions, including tighter finance curbs and an expanded arms embargo.

The US welcomed the move and said Iran must choose a "wiser course".

But Iran's envoy to the UN's nuclear watchdog Ali Asghar Soltanieh vowed Tehran would continue its uranium enrichment activities.

"Nothing will change," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary:

I moved this from a member post to a regular post because I wanted to add the following observations.

Remember what I said below about Russia being a chess layer? I think Obama just walked into a trap.

By going along with the sanctions, Russia and China have removed the possibility of an attack by Israel and the US for the immediate future. The US has to give the new sanctions time to work, and the fact that we know these new sanctions won't have any more effect on Iran's non-existent nuclear arsenal than previous one. But the US must be seen to give the new sanctions time to work and now that the sanctions have been voted through, there is no more story! Iran is off the table as a media distraction for the next few months!

That means Obama and Israel have lost their largest smoke screen, and now the focus shifts back to...

1. Israel's possession of nuclear weapons and the attempted sale to South Africa.

2. Israel's attack on the aid flotilla in international waters.

3. The US Government's total abandonment of American citizens and a US-flagged ship in their haste to protect Israel from criticism.

4. The collapsing economy.

5. The Gulf Oil disaster.

By going along with the new sanctions, Russia and China have created a situation where Obama cannot justify an attack on Iran until AFTER the November elections, too late to use Iran as a campaign issue to keep Democrats in control of Congress.

Shah Mat! (Checkmate) Obama. The King (more accurately his party) is TOAST!


Russia-China Warn US That Israeli Attack On Iran Means “World War”

A chilling report circulating in the Kremlin today states that President Medvedev and Chinese President Hu have issued an “urgent warning” to the United States that says if the Americans allow an Israeli nuclear attack upon Iran, “World War will be our response”.


Attack complicates new sanctions on Iran

Israel's lethal confrontation with pro-Palestinian activists in the Mediterranean is complicating United States strategy toward Iran and undermining the likelihood of a solid sanctions victory at the United Nations.

US officials sought on Tuesday to separate the two issues and said they are still actively pursuing a fourth round of punitive measures against Iran in the UN Security Council.

Webmaster's Commentary:

The US and Israel are not going to get a new round of sanctions passed at the UN Security Council: China will most likely see to that.

But what one can see and feel and hear here in the US is the Israeli-driven corporate propaganda machine starting its completely predictable rant about how Turkey's aid workers who were on those ships, and the charity which financed them, are terrorists, and affiliated with Hamas, Hezbullah, Syria, and Iran.

There are two possible scenarios here, both, unfortunately leading to some kind of military confrontation with Iran.

The first is some military confrontation between Israel and Turkey as Turkey offers military escort to ships attempting to break the immoral and illegal blockade of Gaza.

Israel would then use this as their "justification" to attack both Turkey and Iran.

The second is as follows: the timetable for the passage of sanctions has been set by the US government, just today, as Monday, 21 June; just barely two weeks away from the Fourth of July celebration here in the States. There may well be some kind of "false flag" attack to be blamed on Iran on the 4th, and the US would use that as their "justification" for attacking Iran.

It is appearing that there will be some kind of military attack against Iran; right now, sadly, it appears to be just a question of which country's "justification" for such an attack happens first.



Afghanistan:


Canadian military may be staying in Afghanistan past 2011

The Canadian Press

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Canada may keep a military presence in Afghanistan after its combat mission ends next year in order to strengthen the country's national security forces, an all-party House of Commons committee on the conflict says.

The Canadian Forces is scheduled to end the combat mission in July 2011, but there have been persistent calls from NATO for Canada to maintain a small non-combat military presence that would help in the ongoing — and often frustrating — effort to train local soldiers and police officers.


Bill for Afghan War Could Run into the Trillions

May 18, 2010 - -WASHINGTON, May 17, 2010 (IPS) - The U.S. Senate is moving forward with a 59-billion-dollar spending bill, of which 33.5 billion dollars would be allocated for the war in Afghanistan.

However, some experts here in Washington are raising concerns that the war may be unwinnable and that the money being spent on military operations in Afghanistan could be better spent.

"We're making all of the same mistakes the Soviets made during their time in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989, and they left in defeat having accomplished none of their purposes," Michael Intriligator, a senior fellow at the Milken Institute, said Monday at a half-day conference hosted by the New America Foundation and Economists for Peace and Security.

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Harvard professor Linda Bilmes estimated that the long-term costs - taking into account the costs of taking care of wounded soldiers and rebuilding the military - of the war in Iraq will ultimately cost three trillion dollars.

Intriligator suggested that a similar calculation for the costs of the war in Afghanistan would indicate a long-term cost of 1.5 to 2.0 trillion dollars.

"Why are we putting money into Afghanistan to fight a losing war and following the Soviet example rather than putting money into [our] local communities?" he asked.


Army plans $100 millon Afghanistan special ops HQ

The Army is planning to spend as much as $100 million to expand its Special Operations headquarters in northern Afghanistan, evidence of its increasing reliance on covert operations.

The project is one of many in the Obama administration, as it seeks billions in budget increases to counter expanded terror threats from abroad. It also comes as thousands of U.S. troops arrive in Afghanistan as part of President Barack Obama's ordered buildup.

Webmaster's Commentary:

One has to wonder how much that one hundred million could do here at home to improve our country's crumbling infrastructure.

However, looking at the size of this investment, it is pretty safe to say that the US is never leaving Afghanistan.


Pentagon Report: Still Not Enough Troops in Afghanistan

In what is rapidly becoming the ultimate example of a mission that grows to exceed whatever resources it is given, the Pentagon’s latest report on Afghanistan is warning that they still don’t have enough troops to cover even half of the “key districts” in the nation, let alone the rest of the country.

Webmaster's Commentary:

One has to wonder just where those additional troops will come from without the reinstitution of a draft in the US.

Obama, through his escalation of troop strength here, has made this war his war; I wouldn't bet against him reinstituting some kind of national draft at some point.


US death toll in Afghanistan tops 1,000

The massive suicide bombing that ripped through a NATO convoy in Kabul Tuesday claimed the lives of five more US soldiers, a Canadian officer and a dozen Afghan civilians.

The attack demonstrated the failure of more than eight years of US-led occupation, not to mention that of the puppet government of President Hamid Karzai, to secure even the center of the Afghan capital. It also marked a grim milestone for American forces, bringing the total number killed in action in “Operation Enduring Freedom” to the 1,000 mark.


Drugs for Europe: Protected by Powerful Western Interests, Afghanistan Heroin Transits Through Kosovo

Two years ago a joke was being circulated on the Runet that a heroin producer has recognized its distributor’s independence. It was about Afghanistan, which was to the first to recognize the independence of the Serbian province of Kosovo which had illegally separated from Yugoslavia.

Kosovo has since become a transit point for drugs, channelled from Asia to Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary:

When there is control of drug trafficking, there is also control of where the drugs wind up.


US admits deadly attack on Afghan civilians

The United States military has acknowledged killing 23 civilians and wounding 12 others earlier this year after mistaking them for a convoy of Taliban insurgents.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Our bad, but we meant well!


Helmand's poppy growth surges

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/LE01Df06.html

"The year before last, four kilograms of opium was sold for US$200, but now that weight fetches up to $1,000," the farmer from Nad Ali in southern Helmand province said.

"Opium production is increasing this year because the price is high and eradication programs are not as active as last year," he told the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. "A lot of people are now growing in the desert." Mohammad Hussein Andiwal, who until mid-2008 was Helmand's police chief, also said that according to his information, local poppy farming had increased 20% this year.

"Beside an increase in opium prices, cultivation has also been boosted by other factors like growing administrative corruption in Helmand, insecurity, poverty, usurpation of government-owned land and a rising number of drug traffickers," he said.


Disease 'to cut Afghan opium by up to 70%'

A mystery disease infecting opium poppies in Afghanistan could cut this year's illicit crop in some areas by up to 70 percent, an official said Sunday.

The disease has led authorities to expect a "significant" reduction in opium production this year, with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) saying this week that the output could fall by up to 25 percent.

Daud Daud, Afghanistan's deputy interior minister for counter-narcotics, said that "in some areas up to 70 percent of the crops have been destroyed" by the disease.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Oh dear what will the US drug lords do now! :)

It will be inyteresting to see the same US Government that worked so hard to justofy allowing the opium to grow to now justify spending US tax dollars to cure the plant disease.

I still think that the Russians may have done this when the US refused to stop the flow of heroin from Afghanistan into Russia.

Good for the Russians!


NATO Troops Kill Four Afghan Students

Afghan government officials today confirmed that an overnight NATO shooting in the Khost Province left four students, one of them as young as 11 years old, dead. The Afghan Education Ministry confirmed that all four were students, but other reports suggest the eldest, an 18 year old, may have been working as a police officer as well.

NATO confirmed the shooting but was quick to insist that two of the children were (ahem...) “known insurgents” and the other two were (rolling eyes) “suspected insurgents.” Initial claims said the attack came at a “checkpoint” but later it was revealed the vehicle was on the open road and simply hadn’t stopped when a military convoy flashed its lights at them.


Afghans Protest Deadly NATO Night Raid

Hundreds of protesters brandished sticks, threw stones and burned an American flag Friday in eastern Afghanistan as they accused NATO forces of killing civilians in an overnight raid, but the alliance said eight insurgents were killed in the attack.

Webmaster's Commentary:

The Afghans "do not hate us because we are free"; they hate us because we are killing their brothers, sons, wives, daughters, and friends in the name of "pacifying" the country enough to enable the installation of pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil for private profit.


5 more "terrorists" created today; Afghans Protest After NATO Kills Father of Five

The official statement reads largely the same as the others do. “An individual with a weapon” is spotted during the raid and after being determined a threat “was shot and killed.” Other than a protest in Jalalabad nothing was unusual.


Afghanistan: Another massacre as a bloody summer looms in Kandahar

A car carrying an Afghan police officer and three teenagers was blasted with machine gun fire by NATO troops on Monday, allegedly because it came "too close" to a convoy traveling along a highway in the eastern province of Khost. All four occupants were killed.

After protests by the local Khost authorities and Afghan president Hamid Karzai, the ISAF admitted that all four were civilians and that no weapons had been found in the vehicle. According to the father of two of the boys who were killed, the teenagers were returning from a volleyball game.


American military creating an environmental disaster in Afghan countryside

The American military presence in Afghanistan consists of fleets of aircraft, helicopters, armored vehicles, weapons, equipment, troops and facilities. Since 2001, they have generated millions of kilograms of hazardous, toxic and radioactive wastes. The Kabul Press asks the simple question:

"What have the Americans done with all that waste?"

Webmaster's Commentary:

The short answer is, we have left that waste which is going to poison the countryside - and the people - of Afghanistan for decades.


German troops in Afghanistan call on Angela Merkel to explain why they're at war

German soldiers are wearing their hearts on their sleeves - in the form of a badge that protests their country's involvement in the war in Afghanistan.

Some troops have taken to wearing the cloth accessory that states - ironically - 'I fight for Merkel' in a bid to persuade the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to explain exactly what they are fighting and dying for.

Four more troops were killed, and five badly injured, in Afghanistan last week.

Webmaster's Commentary:

To the German men and women serving their military in Afghanistan: I will tell you precisely why you are fighting in Afghanistan, even if Chancellor Angela Merkel will not.

This is because our American military are fighting for precisely the same reasons you are.

This war has absolutely nothing to do with security, for Germany, or the US, or NATO, or for any of the countries whose military are participating in this.

Afghanistan has never been, nor will ever be, a threat to any country. It is dirt-poor, with a (still) dysfunctional, corrupted government which only rarely cooperates at perhaps the tribal, rather than national, level.

So the massed military presence in Afghanistan has absolutely nothing to do with global security.

It has everything to do with two very specific outcomes which were expected from the invasion and occupation of this country, and both for private profit.

The first was to "pacify" the Afghan people enough to install the pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil. Almost 9 years on, the country is still far too unstable to have this happen.

The second was to control the drug trade from which so many profit so handsomely. This outcome has succeeded magnificently.

In fact, it has succeeded to the point where the Russian government has complained about the cheap Afghani heroin which is currently flooding Russia. (Remember; when the drug trade is controlled, where the drugs wind up is also controlled).

http://in.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE62R0QH20100328?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

So in summation, what you and your colleagues are fighting, getting maimed for life, and dying for, are:

1. The installation of pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil, and:

2. Control of the drug trade, which, by the way, the Taliban had almost completely eradicated.


Afghan ‘Exit Strategy’ Won’t Involve Removing Any Troops

A NATO summit in Estonia has culminated with the much-hyped “road map,” an exit strategy for the alliance from Afghanistan after nearly a decade of war. It will detail the alliance’s new strategy for the conflict and, as is so often the case, lower the bar for what constitutes ’success’ in the nation.

Amazingly, initial indications are that the “exit strategy” won’t involve actually removing any troops, but instead will hand over select provinces to the Karzai government while keeping the NATO troops there too for support. This “handover” is expected to last decades, though officials were quick to note it was “not calendar-driven.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/allies-to-turn-blind-eye-to-corruption-as-afghan-exit-strategy-agreed-1952987.html

The public announcement has yet to come, but it looks as though the big winner in the strategy is President Karzai, as NATO civilian chief Mark Sedwill ’s comments suggested the alliance will basically shrug off his government’s massive corruption, apparently in the hope that it will eventually grow into a responsible regime.

NATO Chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned that no exit strategy could involve a “run for the exits,” and there seems to be no danger of that, as the alliance’s plan seems to cement NATO’s presence as an occupying power over much of Afghanistan for untold decades to come.


US soldiers will die to keep the heroin flowing....

Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s half brother Wali has been the source of no small controversy over the past several years. Simultaneously one of the most corrupt and influential politicians in the nation, reportedly a key player in the drug trade and on the CIA payroll, Wali Karzai has come under renewed scrutiny as NATO’s attention has turned to his stronghold of Kandahar.



Palestine:


Blockade means clothes ordered for Gaza arrive two years late and ruined by damp

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100408/FOREIGN/704079852/1011

Nearly three years into Israel’s economic blockade of the Gaza Strip, 20 shipping containers of clothes and shoes – stuck in storage in Israel for the past two years under a ban on imports to Gaza – arrived in the enclave on Sunday and Tuesday, but were almost completely ruined by damp, merchants said.

Webmaster's Commentary:

So much for Israel's "humanitarian gesture".


Two-thirds of Gaza without power

http://uruknet.com/index.php?p=m64968&hd=&size=1&l=e

The sole power generator in the Gaza Strip has completely closed down, the head of the electric company announced Saturday, following a day of unheeded warnings that a humanitarian crisis was at hand.

Walid Sa'd Sayel, who also heads the Gaza power plant's board of directors, appealed to Arab, international, and Palestinian officials to urgently find a solution to the crisis, which has left two-thirds of the coastal enclave without electricity.

In a statement, Sayel termed the energy crisis "catastrophic," insisting that relevant authorities "rescue the Gazans, who are human beings first and foremost, and they rely on power as much as they need water and air. Without action, we face a humanitarian disaster of unprecedented scale."

Webmaster's Commentary:

The world will watch and do...absolutely nothing.


Israel Threatens Gaza Invasion in ‘Near Future’

According to Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom, the military may escalate beyond the air strikes and launch another ground invasion of the Gaza Strip “in the near future.”

Israel last invaded the Gaza Strip in January of 2009, an attack that killed over 1,400 Palestinians, mostly civilians. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz suggested earlier this week that another invasion was inevitable and that they would resume their occupation of Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary:

This is what Israel wants: territory by any means necessary.

And they are ready to kill any and all Palestinians they believe are standing in their way on "their" land.

And what does the international community do? It plays deaf, dumb, and blind, as this slow genocide continues, and does nothing.



Israël:


IAEA meeting to discuss Israel

The United Nations nuclear agency is expected to discuss Israel's nuclear capabilities at its board of governors meeting in the Austrian capital, Vienna.

It is the first time since 1991 that Israel's nuclear issue is included in the five-day meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which began on Monday.

Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher, reporting from Vienna, said an 18-country bloc led by the Arab nations had been pushing for the discussion.

"It's regarded as a bit of a coup that they managed after 19 years of trying to get a discussion about Israel's nuclear capability," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary:

We'll see if this dialogue actually takes place. But if it does, it will be a positive step forward.

And hopefully, it will wake the American public up to the reality that ever since the Symington Amendment was passed, every single cent of US aid to Israel has been given to Israel illegally.

The Symington Amendment stipulates that the US cannot give any aid to any foreign country which has nuclear weapons, but refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, and allow inspections of its weapons program.

Israel has nuclear weapons, refuses to sign the NNPT, and refuses inspections of their nuclear facilities, unlike Iran.


Eisenkot: IDF prepared for all-out war within hours

Northern council heads met Sunday with Northern Command Chief Gadi Eisenkot on the backdrop of this week's wide-scale home front command drill and the heightened state of alert declared by Hezbollah, and asked the Israel Defense Forces to convey a clear and calming message to the public during the days of the exercise.

"I hope this summer will be hot only in terms of its weather, and not in terms of war," said Hatzor Haglilit Mayor Shimon Swisa. Eisenkot, on his part, said that the IDF was prepared for an all-out war within hours.

Webmaster's Commentary:

I would feel infinitely more comfortable had Northern Command Chief Eisenkot made the statement that the IDF was prepared for an all-out peace within hours! :-)

But what Eisenkot is telegraphing is that Israel is getting ready to initiate a war, against any one of its neighbors (or perhaps Iran) very quickly.


BBC - Evidence Israel's nuclear weapons(Banned Censored)

Part 1: http://eclipptv.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=11410
Part 2: http://eclipptv.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=11411
Part 3: http://eclipptv.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=11412
Part 4: http://eclipptv.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=11413
Part 5: http://eclipptv.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=11414


Revealed: how Israel offered to sell South Africa nuclear weapons

Secret South African documents reveal that Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to the apartheid regime, providing the first official documentary evidence of the state's possession of nuclear weapons.


The memos and minutes that confirm Israel's nuclear stockpile

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/23/israel-south-africa-nuclear-documents

Documents reveal how then-defence minister Shimon Perez tried to sell South Africa's apartheid government the bomb


This is the secret memo by South Africa's military chief of staff, General RF Armstrong, asking for nukes on the Jericho missiles. It has been revealed before, but its context was not understood. We now know the memo was the direct result of a meeting between PW Botha and Shimon Peres, and the basis of Botha's demand for nukes. This memo was uncovered by Peter Liberman and published in the Nonproliferation Review.

• Declassified memo from General RF Armstrong


This cover page of an ISSA (ISrael-South Africa agreement) meeting in Pretoria between Israeli and South African officials on 30 June 1975 establishes the presence of General Armstrong, who wrote the nuclear memo.

• Minutes of third ISSA meeting, 30/6/1975


This document details the another ISSA meeting during which Botha says he needs the 'right payload' and Peres offers it in 'three sizes' (paragraph 10).

• Minutes from further ISSA meeting


This is the cover page and two other pages from the secret military agreement between Israel and South Africa, signed by both Shimon Peres and Botha. Note on page two there is a clause that says the very existence of the agreement is secret. Both men have signed the agreement on page three.

• Israel-South Africa agreement


In this letter, dated 11 November 1974, Peres says Israel and the South African apartheid government share a "common hatred of injustice" and urges a "close identity of aspirations and interests".

• Letter from Shimon Peres, 11/11/1974

Webmaster's Commentary:

There is no longer any "ambiguity" about Israel's nuclear weapons. They have them, and indeed have so many they are looking to sell some of them off!

Israel is a nuclear power. They do not need a constant influx of American tax dollars and weapons to defend themselves, and indeed every single military adventure by Israel has been offensive in nature!

The US Government can no longer continue to pretend it does not know Israel has nuclear weapons. And that means that every single penny of American taxpayer money sent to Israel since 1976 is a theft from the American people because under both the 1976 Symington Amendment to the 1961 Foreign Appropriations act and the Glenn Act, the US Government may not send foreign aide to any nations that possess and traffic in nuclear weapons that have not signed the NNPT and submit to IAEA inspections.

At the very least, the US Congress must immediately halt all funding to Israel until Israel is in compliance with the NNPT and IAEA or answer just whose interests they serve sitting in those US Taxpayer funded offices!


Turkish Prime Minister: World should focus on Israel's nukes

http://presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=126944&sectionid=351020204

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the dispute over Iran's nuclear program has been resolved and the international community should focus on Israel now...


Germany set to sell Israel submarines

Webmaster's Commentary:

Americans set to pay for them!

Press TV – April 22, 2010

New reports say Israel is planning to establish a deep-sea navy and is negotiating with Germany over the purchase warships and submarines.

According to a report published by United Press International, Germany will supply Israel with three more Dolphin class attack submarines, several warships, and possibly two MEKO A-100 corvettes.

The MEKO variant sought by the Tel Aviv regime costs an estimated $300 million.

The warship, with a range of 4,635 miles, can carry one medium-size helicopter and 24 weapons systems — 16 ship-to-shore and eight anti-ship missile launchers adapted to US weapons as well as air-defense missiles and automatic cannon.

Citing an unnamed Israeli source, the UPI report said that the Israeli navy would like even more Dolphins.

“Our ideal number would be nine — enough to ensure we have the necessary assets at sea to cover all relevant threats and targets,” UPI quoted the source as saying.

Israel had begun the negotiations over the program in October 2007 when the Israel Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi visited Berlin.

The expansion program, which will transform the regime’s navy into a deep-water navy, has provoked outrage among German opposition parties, including the Social Democrats, who say weapons should not be sent to “crisis zones.”

However, Germany has provided special discounts on arms sales to Israel in the past. The Tel Aviv regime’s 2006 order for two Dolphin class submarines was approved despite the Social Democrats’ opposition to the deal.


Remarkable Urgency

Whereas before the heightened Israeli army aggressions against these visibly unarmed farmers they would live on their land, at the very least daily visit and work on it, they are now resigned to rushed attempts at sowing and harvesting some of Gaza’s richest soils, under the thud and whiz of Israeli army bullets.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Enforced mass starvation is a war crime.

Enforced mass starvation is a war crime.

Enforced mass starvation is a war crime.


Israel Obstructs Entry Of Medicine, Medical Equipment To Gaza

Despite Israeli guarantees to the International Community, the Israeli Authorities are still obstructing the entry of medicine and medical equipment to the besieged Gaza Strip. The last time medicine was allowed into Gaza was mid October 2009.


Israeli forces destroy pipelines in Hebron village

Israeli army bulldozers reportedly destroyed several water pipes as they attempted to block the main road from the Adh-Dhahiriya village to Hebron on Wednesday, effectively cutting off the village’s water supply, an official said.

Webmaster's Commentary:

How does Israel justify cutting off the water supply to civilians?


Israeli Demolition Campaign in Three Towns Across the West Bank

In an aggravation of Israeli policy of home demolitions, a house and two shops were razed in the Central West Bank village of Hares this morning. An additional house was reduced to rubble in the village of alKhadder, west of Bethlehem and a 1,000 square meters factory was demolished in the town Beit Sahour.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Israel is acting like they are expecting a huge distraction to take the media heat off of them on the near future!


Jordan's King Says Israel-Hezbollah-Lebanon War "Imminent"

Congressman Adam Schiff hosted a "Members Only" meeting of the 'Congressional Friends of Jordan Caucus' in the US House of Representatives this morning in the CVC Congressional Meeting Room with Jordan's King Abdullah II.

According to one attendee in the session, "the King's message was sobering."

King Abdullah seemed significantly concerned that conflict was about to break out again between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon.


Scud allegations may prompt Israeli raid: Hezbollah

US concern over allegations that Syria has been supplying Scud missiles to Hezbollah serves to encourage Israel to attack Lebanon, the Lebanese Shiite militant group said on Saturday.

Israeli President Shimon Peres has accused Damascus of providing Hezbollah with the missiles, prompting Washington to warn that the trade "potentially puts Lebanon at significant risk."

Webmaster's Commentary:

There is, of course, no evidence that such missiles have been sent by Syria; it's just another excuse for Israel to attack their neighbors.


Netanyahu: Iran provoking Israel-Syria conflict

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Iran is trying to provoke a war between Israel and Syria.

Netanyahu says Iran is trying to convince Syria that an Israeli attack is imminent, which he says is a "lie."

Webmaster's Commentary:

Of course, Israel could never be accused of ratcheting up the bellicose belligerence against Syria all on its own, so they have to have someone to blame!


Syria providing 'wider array' of missiles to Hezbollah: US

Syria is providing a "wider array" of missiles to Hezbollah, a US diplomat said Friday, stopping short of accusing Damascus of supplying Scuds to the Lebanese Shiite militia.

"We are concerned with the broadening nature of cooperation between Syria and Hezbollah," said a senior State Department official, who asked not to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter.

Webmaster's Commentary:

OK, Mr. "That Greek, Anonymous": show the American people the proof!

If you actually had the proof, rather than regurgitating the accusations against Syria straight from Tel Aviv, you would be shrieking it from the rooftops, and would have no problem letting the American people who precisely who you are.

But you don't, so you can't.


No Sign Scuds Moved to Lebanon - U.S. Officials

Doubts are growing within the U.S. defence and intelligence community about allegations that long-range Scud missiles from Syria have been shipped to the Hezbollah guerrilla group in neighbouring Lebanon, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

Washington believes Syrian was moving towards transferring more sophisticated Scuds to Hezbollah, but U.S. intelligence agencies have not been able to confirm Israeli allegations that the missiles have changed hands, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the matter's sensitivity.

Webmaster's Commentary:

I get a sense that the Intelligence agencies realize that allowing Israel to set foreign policy will end with a war between Russia and the US; a war which clearly serves Israel's goal of domination of the Mideast if the two superpowers destroy each other, but which will be a disaster for both Russia and the US.


'Hizbullah a division of Syrian army'

Israel has warned Syrian President Bashar Assad that any missile attack against Israel by Hizbullah would result in retaliation against Syria, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday.

According to the UK paper, Israel’s missive – sent earlier in April – defined Hizbullah as a “division of the Syrian army,” a military branch of Damascus in Lebanon.

The warning was reportedly delivered to Damascus by a third party.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Israel is looking for any justification to go back into Lebanon; and this time, they will go all the way to the Litani River, because they are desperate for the water it would provide Israel.

Look for some kind of Israeli false flag operation in Lebanon in the not too distant future, to get this kicked off.


Report: Israel threatens to send Syria back to Stone Age

The reason behind increasing tensions in the Israel-Syria arena broke last week in a report in Kuwaiti newspaper, al-Rai, that the Syrian military trained members of Hezbollah in how to fire advanced Scud ballistic missiles.

Washington has voiced contradictory viewpoints on the Scud issue. The State Department reported that they are "very concerned" by reports of the transfer of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah. However, over the weekend, senior administration officials expressed doubt as to whether the Scuds really made their way across the Syria-Lebanon border.

Webmaster's Commentary:

If it is true that "Syrian military trained members of Hezbollah in how to fire advanced Scud ballistic missiles", it does not mean that the missile themselves have been delivered to the Hezbollah in Lebanon.

But it appears that Syria is sending the Israeli government a very clear message to Israeli; if you attempt to attack Lebanon again, you will most likely get more than you bargained for in terms of Lebanese being able to defend themselves.


US: All Options on the Table Against Syria

Though they have admitted once again that they still haven’t actually got any proof that any such thing happened, the US State Department insisted today that “all options are on the table” with respect to retaliating against Syria over its alleged delivery of Scud missiles to Hezbollah.

Assistant Secretary Jeffrey Feltman says the State Department has “really, really serious concern” about the report, and said if Syria actually turns out to have done such a thing it would be a “provocative action.”


Iran warns Israel against attacking Syria

Iran will "cut off Israel's feet" if the Jewish state attacks Damascus, Iranian Vice President Mohammad Rida Rahimi vowed on Friday at the end of a two-day visit to key regional ally Syria.

"We will stand alongside Syria against any (Israeli) threat," Rahimi said at a news conference with Syrian Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri.

Webmaster's Commentary:

I have to wonder if Israel is contemplating starting a military confrontation against Lebanon in order to use it as the "justification" for attacking Iran.


Israel tells its citizens to get out of Egypt now

Israel issued an "urgent" warning Tuesday to its citizens to leave Egypt's Sinai Peninsula immediately citing "concrete evidence of an expected terrorist attempt to kidnap Israelis in Sinai."

Webmaster's Commentary:

Egypt's representative to the US Nuclear Summit made it a point to say that Israel's known nuclear arsenal needs to be looked at alongside Iran's much propagandized but never proven nuclear ambitions. Israel clearly does not like this, and may stage another false-flag bombing against Egypt as punishment.


Israel fires flares over southern Lebanon

Israeli troops fired at least two flares over southern Lebanon late on Saturday, forcing the Lebanese army to go on alert.


Washington Think Tank Predicts New Mideast War

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/137157

A U.S.-based think tank has issued a report saying that a new Middle East war may be looming on the horizon.

If hostilities do in fact break out, writes David Schenker of The Washington Institute, “fighting could take on a regional dimension not seen since 1973.” The prediction comes in response to reports that Syria has supplied the Lebanon-based Hizbullah terrorist organization with advanced Russian-made 9K38 Igla-S anti-aircraft missiles. Transfer of the shoulder-fired ordnance to the terrorist group has previously been marked by Israeli officials as a “red line” issue.


Obama: Ties with Israel 'unshakable'

US President Barack Obama reassured Jewish American leaders Thursday that his administration's commitment to Israel remains "unshakable," despite recent tension between Jerusalem and Washington over a moratorium on Jewish construction in the West Bank.


Dr. Strangelove, Made in Israel

Dr. Kass’ position and access inevitably raise a number of questions. Her appointment is somewhat unseemly, which even the Air Force appeared to recognize when it removed her bio from the website. To challenge Dr. Kass’s position is not to question her academic credentials and intelligence or even her ability or integrity, but it is not unreasonable to ask why the Pentagon would appoint to a sensitive position someone who was born, raised, and served at a senior level with the armed forces in a foreign country.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Upon reading this, the hair on the back of my neck is standing up straight, and tap-dancing.


Jewish group to fight 'over the top' racial tension

The Jewish Defence League of Canada is planning on setting up shop in Ottawa with one simple message: “Don’t mess with us.”

Meir Weinstein, the league’s national director, claims there is a “disturbing trend” of racial tension between Arabs and Jews in Ottawa, highlighted by an apparently anti-Semitic attack on a pair of Carleton University students in Gatineau earlier this week.

Webmaster's Commentary:

And now we know why there was an attack outside a Gatineau bar last week.

As a side note, the JDL is listed as a terror group here in the United States. Their former leader, Irv Rubin, was arrested for planning to bomb a US Congressman and a Mosque but was conveniently suicided before an embarrassing public trial.


A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL FOR ZIONIST MIND CONTROL

OTTAWA — A children’s novel about a Palestinian girl set against the conflict in the Middle East has sparked outrage in Canada’s Jewish community — with some school trustees demanding the book be removed from reading lists and libraries.

The Shepherd’s Granddaughter, by Canadian author Anne Laurel Carter, tells the story of Amani, a young teenage girl living outside a Palestinian village in the West Bank, who dreams of being a shepherd. The novel — told through Amani’s eyes — also depicts her family members’ losses and their reactions to encroaching Israeli settlements.

It has sold 10,000 copies in total in Canada and the United States.

Although the book was published in 2008, it was chosen this year by the Ontario Library Association as one of 10 finalists for the Red Maple Award, a program intended to foster reading skills for students. Ontario children in Grades 7 and 8 are encouraged — but not required — to read five of the 10 books on the list before voting on their favourite.

The winning novel will be announced at a ceremony in Toronto in May.

Critics feel the novel — told from the Palestinian viewpoint with characters’ opinions about the conflict ranging from peaceful resistance to militancy, with Amani choosing non-violence — could result in discrimination.

The Jewish Tribune recently wrote an article about the novel quoting hurtful comments made toward Jews on Goodreads.com.

“One book by itself is never going to make any child any sort of bigot. Along with other things though, yes, it could. I don’t think that’s a process that the schools should be helping along,” said Brian Henry, a parent in Toronto who writes for the Tribune.

He says schools should be “a politics-free zone.”

B’nai Brith Canada has publicly denounced the novel, saying it “demonizes” Israelis and portrays Palestinians as innocent.

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According to the twisted logic of the zionist ‘mind’ it’s OK for Canadian schoolchildren to be exposed to sexually explicit ad campaigns promoting tourism to Israel, BUT a book depicting the real life of a young Palestinian child ‘must be removed from reading lists and libraries’.

Critics feel the novel — told from the Palestinian viewpoint with characters’ opinions about the conflict ranging from peaceful resistance to militancy, with Amani choosing non-violence — could result in discrimination.

Non-violence could result in discrimination? Probably so…… discrimination against a state apparatus that thrives on violence, especially against Palestinian children.

B’nai Brith Canada has publicly denounced the novel, saying it “demonizes” Israelis and portrays Palestinians as innocent.

Perhaps because the book speaks the truth?

“I think it sends an incredibly destructive message to young people, to say we live in a country where we’re OK with book banning, and book removal, and censorship.”

DON’T LET ZIO MIND CONTROL DESTROY YOUR CHILDREN’S MINDS….

UPDATE……

An award-winning book about a Palestinian girl whose family suffers at the hands of Israeli settlers will remain in Toronto schools after a review by board staff found it “does not cross the line into literature promoting hate or animosity towards others.”

Article on this can be read HERE


Israel bans iPad imports

Israel has banned all imports of Apple's hottest new product, the iPad, citing concerns that its wireless frequencies are incompatible with national standards.

Customs officials said Thursday they already have confiscated about 10 iPads since Israel announced the new regulations this week.

Webmaster's Commentary:

National standards my astrolabe! Israel is building a silicon curtain around Gaza to block information from leaking out during CAST LEAD (watch this number).


Israel's Latest Ridiculous Story About Why It Has Banned iPads: They "Violate Israeli Law"

As we noted earlier this week, Israel has banned iPads.

The country is so serious about this ban that it's confiscating iPads at airports.

Why?

The initial story was that the US iPad runs on a different WiFi standard than Israel's WiFi standard and, therefore, iPads might "damage Israel's domestic network."

That story was preposterous.


'An attack on Israel would be considered an attack on Canada'

Junior Foreign Affairs minister Peter Kent is suggesting Canada stands ready to throw its full military weight behind Israel, telling a Toronto publication that “an attack on Israel would be considered an attack on Canada.”

His office says Mr. Kent, the minister of state for Foreign Affairs of the Americas, was merely “paraphrasing” what Stephen Harper has said in the past regarding Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Can we presume that Mr. Kent's and Mr. Harper's children will be the first to volunteer to go?


Netanyahu calls for a unilateral oil embargo

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu thinks the world should immediately slap oil sanctions on Iran -- even if the United Nations doesn't approve.

Netanyahu didn't really elaborate, but for unilateral sanctions to really be effective, they would require a naval blockade -- an act of war.

Webmaster's Commentary:

And a war against Iran is precisely what Netanyahu wants to have happen here; as long as it is the Americans doing the fighting, dying, and getting maimed to "neutralize" yet another one of Israel's "existential threats" in the region - which includes just about every one of its neighbors!


A Conservative Estimate of Total Direct U.S. Aid to Israel: Almost $114 Billion

Webmaster's Commentary:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symington_Amendment

The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 was amended by the Symington Amendment (Section 669 of the FAA) in 1976. It banned U.S. economic, and military assistance, and export credits to countries that deliver or receive, acquire or transfer nuclear enrichment technology when they
do not comply with IAEA regulations and inspections. This provision, as amended, is now contained in Section 101 of the
Arms Export Control Act (AECA).

The Glenn Amendment (Section 670) was later adopted in 1977, and provided the same sanctions against countries that acquire or transfer nuclear reprocessing technology or explode or transfer a nuclear device. This provision, as amended, is now contained in Section 102 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).

The entire Apollo Moon program cost only $25 billion.


Rogue State: Israeli Violations of U.N. Security Council Resolutions

Following is a list of United Nations Security Council resolutions directly critical of Israel for violations of U.N. Security Council resolutions, the U.N. Charter, the Geneva Conventions, international terrorism, or other violations of international law.


10 Women, 15 Children, Wounded After Soldiers Fired Gas Bombs Into A Palestinian Home

Palestinian medical sources reported on Friday at night that 10 women and 15 children were hospitalized suffering severe effects of tear gas inhalation after Israeli soldiers fired gas bombs into the lower floor a house in Nabi Saleh village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Local residents rushed to the house and managed to rescue the wounded women and children after pulling them through the windows of the gassed home.

Soldiers violently attacked and beat Manal and Nariman after kidnapping them during the nonviolent weekly protest against settlements and illegal settler violations. Manal is a mother of four children, and so is Nariman.

Webmaster's Commentary:

The soldiers of the IDF must feel when they injure women and kids, because they do it so consistently!

And a memo to Israeli political leadership: if you don't want your soldiers to look like war criminals, stop the IDF from committing the kinds of atrocities which make them look like war criminals, as in the beating of these women.

In the 21st century, the IDF can no longer hide even one of these incidents anymore.


STOP THE HARASSMENT OF PALESTINIANS

The Israeli army invaded our neighborhood at 1:30 AM Tuesday morning waking up my mother, wife and sister. Heavily-armed soldiers blocked roads during “the operation”. When my family opened the door, they demanded to see me. They were told I have already left to the US. After many more questions, they left a paper that states I am to appear at the military liaison office next Monday. My sister and wife told them I will not be back by then. Clearly the warning from that military officer at Ush Ghrab that I mentioned in my last email, was based on knowledge of this. I guess I am a wanted man now.


JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE WEST BANK

“The year 2009 was the quietest for Israelis from the security point of view and the most violent for the Palestinians from the point of view of attacks by settlers in the West Bank.” Just as he was saying this – as an example of one of the absurdities that characterize the political situation – Palestinian Agriculture Minister Ismail Daiq received a phone call from the Jenin district to inform him that five artesian wells in the village of Daan had been destroyed that morning. One person was shot and wounded in the abdomen when he tried to lift the pump to save it from damage. This was not an attack by settlers but a raid by the army.


French protest import of Israeli settlement goods

Thousands of French protesters have rallied against the import of Israeli goods produced in Palestinian territories.

Monday's demonstration comes less then a month after the European Union's Court of Justice ruled that Israeli goods made in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank cannot be considered Israeli.


Left is Livid: IDF Turning Bilin, Naalin to Closed IDF Zones

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel and Yesh Din, groups that are sponsored by the New Israel Fund, are upset over an IDF decision to declare the villages of Bilin and Naalin closed military zones every Friday. “The IDF is trampling on freedom of expression in a place that has become a symbol of protest,” they said.

The groups' statement ignores and denies the violent nature of the weekly actions at Bilin and Naalin, which began five years ago and have, in one case, caused an IDF soldier to lose an eye.

Webmaster's Commentary:

As reported on 11 Feb 2010 in:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-02-11-israel-barrier_N.htm

" Opponents of Israel's contentious separation barrier in the West Bank scored a long-awaited victory Thursday when the government began rerouting the enclosure to eat up less of a Palestinian village that has become a symbol of anti-wall protests and the site of frequent clashes.

The move comes 2 1/2 years after Israel's Supreme Court ruled that the barrier must be moved to ease the hardship of Palestinians in the village of Bilin. Some Palestinians welcomed the development but stressed it fell far short of their demand to dismantle the entire enclosure.

Weekly protests near Bilin have become a symbol of the Palestinians' struggle against the barrier's encroachment on West Bank land, which they claim for their future state. Six protesters have been killed and dozens injured in clashes with Israeli forces over it."


Man sentenced for ‘Jewish lobby’ list



Économie:


20 More Signs Of A Full-On Economic Collapse

So just how bad is the U.S. economy
? Well, the truth is that sometimes it is hard to put into words. We have squandered the great wealth left to us by our forefathers, we have almost totally dismantled the world's greatest manufacturing base, we have shipped millions of good jobs overseas and we have piled up the biggest mountain of debt in the history of mankind.

We have taken the greatest free enterprise economy that was ever created and have turned it into a gigantic house of cards delicately balanced on a never-ending spiral of paper money and debt. For decades, all of this paper money and debt has enabled us to enjoy the greatest party in the history of the world, but now the bills are coming due and the party is nearly over.


DOW DROPS INTO THE 9000S


Senate Approves $60 Billion For War, While House Cuts $24 Billion For Unemployed Workers And State Aid

Thousands of people are set to begin losing jobless benefits when an extension of unemployment insurance expires next week. A 65 percent subsidy for health insurance benefits for the unemployed under the COBRA program also expires.

The benefits extensions are part of a sweeping package of unfinished business that lawmakers had hope to complete before their Memorial Day recess to avoid the embarrassment of letting them lapse before going on vacation. Efforts to pass short-term extensions to buy time were doomed to fail since they would require the agreement of all 100 senators.

Webmaster's Commentary:

So, there you have it; for this Congress, the American people are expendable.

However, these illegal and immoral wars without end, ultimately waged for private profit and which have no real support among this country's citizens, must be fed with billions of taxpayer dollars.

A potential summer of discontent may well morph into a summer of uncontainable rage against this government.

The only question is, what shape that rage will take.


European debt fears continue to batter TSX

http://www.thestar.com/business/markets/article/810372--european-debt-fears-continue-to-batter-tsx?bn=1

Fears that the effects of a government debt crisis could wind up pushing Europe into a severe downturn sent the Toronto stock market tumbling Monday.

The S&P /TSX composite index dropped 201.97 points to 11,813 in a broad-based selloff. The TSX Venture Exchange was down 38.44 points at 1,554.67.

Webmaster's Commentary:

The US stock market began the day headed down just like the rest of the word. but then miracle of miracles, right after lunchtime the NYSE, S&P, and NASDAQ all started climbing back up, defying all predictions, expectations, and needless to say, crushing the shorts..


Greece urged to give up euro

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article7140270.ece

THE Greek government has been advised by British economists to leave the euro and default on its €300 billion (£255 billion) debt to save its economy.

The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), a London-based consultancy, has warned Greek ministers they will be unable to escape their debt trap without devaluing their own currency to boost exports. The only way this can happen is if Greece returns to its own currency.

Greek politicians have played down the prospect of abandoning the euro, which could lead to the break-up of the single currency.

Speaking from Athens yesterday, Doug McWilliams, chief executive of the CEBR, said: “Leaving the euro would mean the new currency will fall by a minimum of 15%. But as the national debt is valued in euros, this would raise the debt from its current level of 120% of GDP to 140% overnight.

“So part of the package of leaving the euro must be to convert the debt into the new domestic currency unilaterally.”

Greece’s departure from the euro would prove disastrous for German and French banks, to which it owes billions of euros.

McWilliams called the move “virtually inevitable” and said other members may follow.

“The only question is the timing,” he said. “The other issue is the extent of contagion. Spain would probably be forced to follow suit, and probably Portugal and Italy, though the Italian debt position is less serious.

“Could this be the last weekend of the single currency? Quite possibly, yes.”

Webmaster's Commentary:

The globalist agenda takes another kneecapping!


Dollar Primed for Collapse by End June: Charts

The dollar's recent strength has been explained by most market analysts as a result of the euro weakness rather than any fundamental support for the greenback. In fact, a closer look at the dollar's chart - particularly the dollar index - suggests the currency may be primed for a collapse.


Dow Theorist Richard Russell: Sell Everything, You Won't Recognize America By The End Of The Year

http://www.businessinsider.com/dow-theorist-richard-russell-sell-everything-liquid-you-wont-recognize-america-by-the-end-of-the-year-2010-5

Richard Russell, the famous writer of the Dow Theory Letters, has a chilling line in today's note:

Do your friends a favor. Tell them to "batten down the hatches" because there's a HARD RAIN coming. Tell them to get out of debt and sell anything they can sell (and don't need) in order to get liquid. Tell them that Richard Russell says that by the end of this year they won't recognize the country. They'll retort, "How the dickens does Russell know -- who told him?" Tell them the stock market told him.

The fact is that I've been seeing deterioration in the stock market
ever since early-April, and this in the face of improving business
news
. The D-J Industrial Average is composed of 30 internationally
known top-quality blue-chip stocks. These are 30 of "America's biggest
companies." If Barron's is so bullish on the future of America's
biggest companies, then why isn't the Dow advancing to new highs?

Clearly something is wrong. But what could it be? Much as I love
Barron's, I trust the stock market more. If I read the stock market
correctly, it's telling me that there is a surprise ahead. And that
surprise will be a reversal to the downside for the economy, plus a
collection of other troubles ahead
.


U.S. stock markets will shed gains swiftly: Prechter

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6465TI20100507

Another deflationary wave of global credit strains, heralded by the Greek debt crisis, will broadly punish riskier assets, technical analyst Robert Prechter said on Friday.

U.S. stock markets will erase their past six months of gains "in a matter of weeks," said Prechter, president of research company Elliott Wave International, in Gainesville, Georgia and known for predicting the 1987 stock market crash.

Investors should opt for the safest possible investments, putting their money in very short-term Treasury bills or cash, he said, reiterating this long-expressed preference based on the expectation of long-term economic weakness.


Pan-European Bank Run Is Now On: Capital Flight From UK To Switzerland, As GBPCHF Intervention Strikes Next

Yesterday we disclosed that the reason for numerous SNB interventions in the EURCHF was due to billions in deposits rushing out of Germany and seeking the relative stability of Swiss neutrality.

A quick look at the trading pattern of the GBPCHF shows that it is now UK depositors who are panicking and shifting their money to unnamed (not so much anymore) Zurich bank vaults.

The result: a 300 pip move in the GBPCHF as the SNB rushes to put out this particular capital flight fire. Too bad it only succeeded for about 12 hours. The run on the bank (to another bank) in Europe is now on.


Rothschild plan would see privatization of Britain’s massive public motorway

A plan to privatize the UK's motorway network, giving toll firms access to large swaths of road, would take place under the guise of paying down the government's debt, British media reported Tuesday, citing a number of key officials who support the scheme, proposed to all major political parties by NM Rothschild, one of the world's oldest, most influential and little discussed investment banks, founded by the Rothschild family.

Business Secretary and UK Treasury Spokesman Vince Cable, quoted by The Daily Mail, said he was open to the idea.

"'There is no ideological opposition to asset sales," he said, the paper reported. "If we can get good value for money for something, then we will look at it. There is undoubtedly potential for releasing an income stream from government assets. There are no inhibitions; we want value for money and we want income."

"Last year, Gordon Brown began the process of a fresh round of privatisations, announcing asset sales of £16billion, including the Tote, the Dartford Crossing and the student loan book," the Mail added.

Instead of drawing the tolls directly from motorists pocketbooks, the firms would draw up formulas that estimate the total number of drivers, which the government would then pay for in regular increments. Critics call the idea a "shadow toll," though it is seen as preferential compared to building new toll roads and electronic payment systems. The so-called "shadow toll" would also appear to be a possible route for deflecting the full brunt of an almost-certain public backlash.

Cable called the Rothschild plan "using assets more creatively," according to the Mail. Media reports estimated the sale of Britain's motorway to private interests would generate some £100billion for the government. Politicians are also considering an electronic tracking system that charges drivers based on distance driven.

"A spokesman at the Department for Transport said: 'It is not unusual for organisations to suggest ideas to government departments but ultimately all policy is decided by ministers and there are no plans to sell off a stake in the Highways Agency,'" the Times-Online added. "Rothschild declined to comment.

The paper continue: "The bank was behind many of the key privatisations of the 1980s and 1990s, including British Steel, British Gas and British Coal. It has close links to the Conservatives, having employed several senior Party figures including Lord Lamont, John Redwood and Lord Wakeham. Oliver Letwin, the former shadow chancellor, works there part-time."

The Rothschilds, a bane to many a conspiracy theorist's existence, are a centuries-old European banking dynasty that has exerted tremendous influence over European history and global economic affairs. Many critics of global banking institutions view the family as the driving force behind central banks that oversee the economies of virtually every modern industrialized nation on Earth.

What the Europe Debt Bomb Looks Like

Webmaster's Commentary:

A map of the holes in the bottom of the boat, a map of the corks, and a map of who is doing the pulling and pounding.


Hedge funds bet big on the falling euro

Hedge funds that made millions from the implosion of America's subprime market are betting on a similarly dramatic collapse of the euro.


The Greek People are the Victims of a Carefully Engineered Financial Extortion Racket

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=19226

What is happening in Greece concerns all of us. The people are paying for a crisis and a debt that are not their own. Today it is the Greeks, tomorrow it will be others, for the same causes will produce the same effects if we allow it.

First and above all, we express our full and unconditional solidarity with the people who are suffering from an austerity plan without precedent combined with contempt and an arrogance bordering on racism. The strikes and demonstrations are legitimate, and we support them. This is not the crisis of the Greek people, it is the crisis of the world capitalist system. What the Greek people are experiencing is revealing of today’s capitalism. The plan dictated by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) rides roughshod over the most elementary rules of democracy.

If this plan is implemented, it will result in a collapse of the economy and of peoples’ incomes without precedent in Europe since the 1930s. Equally glaring is the collusion of markets, central banks and governments to make the people pay the bill for the arbitrary caprice of the system. [French President] Nicolas Sarkozy still dares to talk of the need to regulate the market, although all the measures he implements are more liberal than ever. The movement is accompanied by a deadening consensus of the Right and the Left. The plan is designed by European governments of the Right and Left – and by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the IMF, an institution that has ravaged the Third World for decades and is now attacking Europe. A plan that is implemented by a Socialist government, [Greek Prime Minister] George Papandreou's, the French side of which is adopted by the UMP [Union pour un Mouvement Populaire, a centre-right party] and the SP [Socialist Party of France] members of parliament combined.

Background to the Crisis

The Greek debt crisis is the third tier of a more global crisis that began in the summer of 2008 in the United States. The financial speculation engaged in by the major western banks led the world to the brink of the abyss and plunged the economy into recession. Escalating unemployment, flagging incomes and purchasing power are the principal consequences. Governments have saved this financial capitalism, resuscitated the banks, relaunched capitalism with hundreds of billions of Euros and dollars, thereby causing an explosion in debts and deficits and putting the more fragile states such as Greece in a difficult position.

Our Demands, Our Alternatives

That is why we demand the cancellation of the Greek debt.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Eventually it will hit here in the US. Why? Because the reserve system of banking is a pyramid scheme!

Every note put into circulation by a reserve bank, whether Federal or Euro, represents a loan at interest to the people. The moment that first note goes into circulation, more money is owed to the banks than actually exists. The loan can never ever be fully paid back.

The system "kites" along only if new borrowers are found to allow creation of new money which circulates through the economy and ultimately is used to pay the interest on the old money.

But since the new money is also created out of thin air as debt to the reserve banks, the debt still goes up, and still exceeds all the available cash, and still remains unpaid and unpayable.

As long as ever larger pools of new borrowers can be lured into borrowing (the "growth" of the economy), the system ticks along with the accumulating total debt being passed forward generation after generation. But the money to pay that debt does not exist and it never did. That is the tool of enslavement of the reserve system of banking and why the Founding Fathers avoided the creation of a private central bank in the young United States.

But if a larger pool of borrowers cannot be found, then the cash flow needed to prop the pyramid up collapses taking the pyramid with it. This is what is happening even now. The governments and financial wizards can play with all the pretty graphs they want, but the main fact remains, unspoken, that the money to pay that debt does not exist and it never did.

The world's reserve economy is a boat with ten holes in the bottom and only five corks, and all the government and financial leaders know how to do is yank a cork from one hole and pound it into another in full view of the press cameras while shouting, "I am doing something about the problem!"


Greece prepares for massive new strike

Massive general strikes by the Greek public sector will all but paralyse much of the country as Greek trade unions launch another 24-hour general protest against planned additional austerity measures.


Massive Demonstration In Romania Protesting Austerity Measures

Romania's workforce held a demonstration on Wednesday to protest the government's new austerity measures that cut jobs and wages.

The demonstration by some 20,000 people, who gathered in front of the government headquarters in capital Bucharest to protest planned government wage-cuts, was one of the largest mass protests that the Eastern European country witnessed since the fall of Communism in 1989.


U.S. companies lobby Congress on derivatives-WSJ

At least 42 nonfinancial companies and trade associations are lobbying the U.S. Congress to push back on proposals that regulate the over-the-counter derivatives market, the Wall Street Journal said on Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary:

"PLEEZE, Oh please please please keep the Casino OPEN a little while longer. Don't be like those NAZIs in Germany just shut down the naked shorts and spoiled all thew fun!"

Kind of makes you wonder just how much of our economic system is being propped up with derivatives' looting?


100,000 teachers nationwide face layoffs

Senior congressional Democrats and the Obama administration scrambled Wednesday to line up support for $23 billion in federal aid to avert an estimated 100,000 or more school layoffs in a brutal year for education budgets coast to coast.

As early as Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee expects to take up a bill that couples the school funding with spending for the Afghanistan war -- a measure that has bipartisan support. But a parallel push in the Senate stalled this week after a leading proponent concluded that he couldn't muster enough votes to surmount Republican opposition.

Webmaster's Commentary:

All the public money has been diverted to wars and more wars and weapons.

We may be seeing the beginning of the end of public education, and its complete privatization in the not too distant future.


Their cure will kill us! Michel Chossudovsky on State of Financial Emergency

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JEf9-vxxkM&feature=player_embedded

Michel Chossudovsky on RT: austerity measures; volatile currencies; solutions as the cause of further collapse; attacks on the euro; war against savings with zero interest rates; increasing rates of poverty; crisis has not yet reached its climax


Conspiracy of Banks Rigged Bids, Local Governments Robbed


By Martin Z. Braun and William Selway | Bloomberg | May 18, 2010

A telephone call between a financial adviser in Beverly Hills and a trader in New York was all it took to fleece taxpayers on a water-and-sewer financing deal in West Virginia. The secret conversation was part of a conspiracy stretching across the U.S. by Wall Street banks in the $2.8 trillion municipal bond market.

West Virginia was just one stop in a nationwide conspiracy in which financial advisers to municipalities colluded with Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., Wachovia Corp. and 11 other banks.


Keiser Report with Jim Rogers: Banks! Bailout! Scandal!

This time, Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of real time fraud as quoted on the ticker tape; the more 'perfect quarters' and even more 'missing records' as the US government hands out tens of billions to TARP banks. In the second half of the show, Max interviews legendary investor Jim Rogers about the euro, naked short selling, and gold.


BANKERS TOLD TO RETURN BONUSES !

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/offbeat/view/20100519workers_asked_to_return_bonuses_after_16_years/srvc=news&position=also

(*i beg your pardon , that was workers asked to return bonuses after 16 years)

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - About 180 county employees in suburban Atlanta are being asked to return thousands of dollars the county says they were overpaid 16 years ago.

Gwinnett County’s chief financial officer, Aaron Bovos, calls it a project to "clean up receivables and to eliminate outstanding obligations."

The county is seeking to collect more than $39,000 from employees who received bonuses in their paychecks in 1994. Authorities blamed the overpayments on a payroll anomaly when the county adjusted employees’ payroll cycles.


Obama addresses West Point: Calls For New "International Order" aka New World Order

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEFptctvsqg&feature=player_embedded


Brzezinski Decries “Global Political Awakening” During CFR Speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDBlABD01U0&feature=player_embedded

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

At a recent Council on Foreign Relations speech in Montreal, co-founder with David Rockefeller of the Trilateral Commission and regular Bilderberg attendee Zbigniew Brzezinski warned that a “global political awakening,” in combination with infighting amongst the elite, was threatening to derail the move towards a one world government.

Brzezinski explained that global political leadership had become “much more diversified unlike what it was until relatively recently,” noting the rise of China as a geopolitical power, and that global leadership in the context of the G20 was “lacking internal unity with many of its members in bilateral antagonisms.”

In other words, the global elite is infighting amongst itself and this is hampering efforts to rescue the agenda for global government, which seems to be failing on almost every front.

Brzezinski then explained another significant factor in that, “For the first time in all of human history mankind is politically awakened – that’s a total new reality – it has not been so for most of human history.”

Brzezinski continued, “The whole world has become politically awakened,” adding that all over the world people were aware of what was happening politically and were “consciously aware of global inequities, inequalities, lack of respect, exploitation.”

“Mankind is now politically awakened and stirring,” said Brzezinski, adding that this in combination with a fractured elite “makes it a much more difficult context for any major power, including currently the leading world power, the United States.”

During a subsequent question and answer session, Brzezinski was asked if he thought another organization should replace the United Nations as the de facto “one world government,” to which Brzezinski responded, “There should be such an organization,” before pointing out that the UN was not it in its current role.

As the text at the end of the video makes clear, Brzezinski’s admission that humanity has undergone a political awakening is not a positive development in the eyes of the elite.

In his 1970 book Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, Brzezinski wrote the following.

“The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.”

The “elite” to which Brzezinski refers included many of those who were in attendance for his speech at the CFR meeting. The global political awakening which Brzezinski discussed represents part of the resistance to that very elite dominated society and the systems of control, subjugation and surveillance that they have imposed upon the human race in pursuit of a “more controlled society” and a one world government.

Webmaster's Commentary:

I guess Brzezinski doesn't read WRH because I have for years been pointing out that the internet has fundamentally changed the nature of the flow of informational in our society, and the rules that worked at the height of the cold war simply do not work any longer.


The Toronto G20 Police State Crackdown

It appears as if the G20 summit in Toronto is shaping up to be a showdown between anarchists and police. Caught in the middle of the security circus are local residents. If there is violence and property damage, peaceful protesters will also be demonized. The recent bombing of a bank, perpetrated by a so-called anarchist group, has given an excuse to enact more police state measures during the summit. The curious timing of the attack emphasizes the threat of terrorism and further justifies the huge security apparatus being assembled.

Webmaster's Commentary:

This FFFC-Ottawa reads like another phony manufactured "terror" group created by the government to justify police-state measures.


MUST READ!! Your Land: Collateral for the National Debt

I consider Wayne Hage one of the most intelligent men I ever met. On our very first visit he was explaining the World Bank, the International Monetary fund and how the world bankers planned on collateralizing the world debt with land. Not just the U.S. national debt, but also the "WORLD" debt. A listener sent me a copy of a report of the FOURTH WORLD WILDERNESS CONGRESS, which was held in Denver in 1987. Over 1500 people from sixty countries were told that wilderness lands were to protect the reindeer, the spotted owl and other endangered species. Ninety percent of the group consisted of conservationists, ecologists, government and United Nations bureaucrats.


Financial Terrorists Want Global Currency, Global Central Bank

During a recent speech at a conference of elitists in Zurich Switzerland, IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn called for the introduction of a global currency backed by a global central bank which would act as the “lender of last resort” in the event of a severe economic crisis, which would represent another lurch towards fascist centralization of power by financial terrorists busy exploiting the fiscal chaos they created in order to impose world government.

Stating that “crisis is an opportunity,” Strauss-Kahn said that globalists should exploit the financial chaos plaguing the world in order to push for “a new global currency issued by a global central bank”.

Strauss-Kahn said that this global currency would represent a “risk-free asset for the system independent of national currencies,” and that a “global central bank could also serve as a lender of last resort”.

The IMF chief is basically arguing for an expanded model of a system that is habitually used to swallow up and turn entire countries into debt slaves to the IMF.

Of course, the fact that global economic governance has proven to be fraught with instability in light of the euro crisis, with concerns about the single currency’s survival spreading like a virus as a result of the Greece disaster, is irrelevant to globalists, who are still trying to pose as the saviors with their “solution” of more centralization of power and more global governance, despite the fact that this is what caused the problem in the first place.

As we have previously highlighted, globalists are intent on exploiting the financial crisis to set up a ‘bank of the world’ that will be used to further centralize financial regulatory power and control over national economies for the administrative convenience of central bankers.


IMF Prepares For Global Cataclysm, Expands Backup Rescue Facility By Half A Trillion

And all the pundits thought that the IMF would be on the hook for just €10 billion... The IMF has just announced that it is expanding its New Arrangement to Borrow (NAB) multilateral facility from its existing $50 billion by a whopping $500 billion (SDR333.5 billion), to $550 billion.


The Bailout of Big American Banks Has Cost Trillions More Than We've Been Told

http://www.georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2010/05/700-billion-ha-real-costs-of-bailouts.html

The big banks - such as JP Morgan - also benefit from foreign bailouts, such as the European bailout, as they are some of the largest creditors of the bailed out countries, and the bailouts allow them to get paid in full, instead of having to write down their foreign losses.

These are just a few of the secret bailouts programs the government is giving to the giant banks. There are many other bailout programs as well. If these bailouts and subsidies are added up, they amount to many tens - or perhaps even hundreds - of trillions of dollars.

And then there is the cost of debasing the currency in order to print money to fund these bailouts. The cost to the American citizen in less valuable dollars will be truly staggering.


US faces same problems as Greece, says Bank of England

Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, fears that America shares many of the same fiscal problems currently haunting Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary:

It does; a private central bank issuing the public currency at interest. The very nature of such a system guarantees that the debt to the private bank will always exceed the available money supply, enslaving the people and their government to that bank. By any reasonable definition, a private central bank issuing the public currency at interest is a pyramid scheme, doomed to collapse when it becomes impossible to draw more borrowers into the bottom to prop up the top, which is exactly what is happening right now.


Why The UK Is The Next European Country To Experience A Massive Debt Crisis

Now that the Greek debt crisis has been "fixed" by a gigantic pile of more debt, many are wondering which European nation will be next to experience a massive debt crisis.

Increasingly, all eyes are turning to the U.K. and their public debt that is spiraling out of control. The U.K. government's deficit is projected to be approximately 13 percent of GDP in 2010, which is even worse than Greece's 12.5 percent figure.


The New World Order Currency Crisis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGYGyGbr0vA&feature=player_embedded


So Much for Europe's Superiority

According to the most conservative estimates, the United States by 2050 will be home to at least 400 million people, roughly 100 million more than live here today. In contrast, the populations of much of the EU, as well as most of East Asia, will be stagnant or falling over the next few decades.

If there’s going to be a European dream, they better start importing people or creating them.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Remember what I said about reserve banking systems being pyramid schemes that worked only so long as ever wider pools of new borrowers could be found to create new money with which to pay the interest on the old money?

Here is more proof! This article is essentially admitting that Europe's economic future depends on enlarging the population.

If you ever wondered why there was little progress on population control, here is the reason. The entire banking system collapses (is collapsing now) when the population stops growing. Indeed this many be the reason nothing is being done about illegal immigration, because while the illegals may not pay taxes, they all get credit cards and car loans!


Greek demonstrators say “Plutocracy should pay for the crisis”

So they're wondering how the country managed to amount 300 billion euros of debt - what was that money spent on? Certainly not, they say, on public services or roads. The protestors have the impression that politicians robbed the country blind. With the former government, there was a corruption scandal every two months. So talk of wasted money is still rife. The former health minister ordered 16 million doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine, but only 400,000 were needed in the end.

I saw the slogan ‘plutocracy should pay for the crisis' - which pretty much sums up the feelings of the protestors."


INSTANT CLASSIC: Irish Parliament Bailout Video -- Paul Gogarty & Emmet Stagg (WATCH -- NSFW)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjZv10JvuGQ&feature=player_embedded

Watch Paul Gogarty battle the tyranny of the Irish bailout machine.


Spain cuts salaries as Europe faces up to crisis

This is another case of the general population being screwed by their own governments to enrich the bankers.


Romanian retirees protest against pension cuts

Several thousand pensioners demonstrated against proposed austerity measures on Wednesday in various Romanian cities, with scuffles erupting between retirees and police officers outside the president's office in the capital Bucharest.

Webmaster's Commentary:

This is another case of the general population being screwed by their own governments to enrich the bankers. And contrary to the bankers' whining about "Welfare Queens", what we are actually talking about are people who worked and paid into the system all their lives only to be told that the benefits they already paid for will not be forthcoming. The people of Romania, like the people of Greece (and Iceland, and Ireland and Spain, etc. etc. etc. ...) are angry because the government clearly views its obligations to the taxpayers as subordinate to the obligations imposed by the IMF, and that is a triage none of the people ever agreed to!


Yet another day of Iceland banking arrests

Helgason and Karason were both very near the top of the Kaupthing chain-of-command and worked closely with former Director, Hreidar Mar Sigurdsson and Sigurdur Einarsson, the former Chairman of the Board. It is not yet known whether the Special Prosecutor will allow the pair to be released, or if he will request that the Reykjavik District Court remand them in custody, as happened with Sigurdsson and Magnus Gudmundsson (former CEO of Kaupthing Luxembourg), Visir.is reports.


Iceland: Int'l Arrest Warrant Against Top Bank Official

Vigorously pursuing those allegedly responsible for Iceland’s 2008 financial crisis, investigators have got issued an international arrest warrant against Sigurdur Einarsson, chairman of the board of governors of the failed Kaupthing Bank.


March On Wall Street: Unions Grab The Bull By The Horn (April 29, 2010)

Taking to the streets of downtown Manhattan, an expected gathering of 10,000 AFL-CIO union members shouted and jeered at the offices surrounding them, demanding three major changes to Wall Street culture. The first is to call off the lobbyists fighting regulatory reform. The second is to stop the incessant focus on market speculation over business lending. The third is to chip in money for job creation initiatives.

On Thursday, however, the AFL-CIO was out-tea partying the Tea Partiers: demanding tougher rules for the financial industry from the belly of the beast. The Huffington Post reached out to two official Tea Party organizations to see if they would send individuals to the Wall Street march. Neither Tea New York nor the Tea Party Express would be in attendance, said officials.

These guys have it right. Not a Tea Bagger in sight? This also didn't get much media attention.


Across U.S., recession could result in deep school-staff layoffs, and larger class sizes

Webmaster's Commentary:

Billions for Wall Street.

Billions for Israel.

Billions for War.

Nothing for you.


Spend It Now! A Huge New Tax Is Coming...

Everything you buy is about to become 20% more expensive...

I'm not kidding. The latest idea out of Washington is to pay for its insatiable appetite for spending with what's called a "Value-Added Tax."

It's like a huge new national sales tax, on everything. In simple terms, the difference is that with a sales tax, the consumer pays it. With a "VAT," the manufacturer pays it. The consumer won't see it in the price on the shelf or on their receipt.

Main Ad

Politicians love this tax because it's a stealth tax... You can't see it when you buy something, but they still get their money. And unless you make your voice known, chances are excellent we'll eventually have a Value-Added Tax here.

The thing is, making things 20% more expensive here and giving that money to politicians won't save America. It'll make us less competitive. For Exhibit A, consider the state of European governments right now...

Greece, for example, has a VAT of 21%. Its government is bankrupt. The Value-Added Tax didn't save Greece.

Italy and Portugal have a VAT of 20%, and they're only a little less bankrupt than Greece.

Astoundingly to me, the Value-Added Tax in France has now crept up to a full 50% of France's government revenues. So how are things going in France with a Value-Added Tax?

France is unable to compete in the world. Unemployment is terminally high. The unemployment rate is now 10% in France. In 2005, the unemployment rate was 10%. And back in 2000, unemployment stood at 11%. Like I said, it's terminal...

Clearly, the system is not working. So why is the U.S. government in such a hurry to adopt it?


- Merkel blasts ‘treacherous’ banks in Greek crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday slammed “treacherous” practices by banks during the Greek crisis and said governments must crack down on speculators hunting profits in the turmoil.


- EU Is Collapsing Like Tower Of Babel

Monument Securities Chief Economist Stephen Lewis says the chaos in Greece could lead to collapse of the European Union, bringing down with it the dangerous assumption that structures of global governance provide stability in times of financial peril, but the World Bank and IMF vultures will be waiting as ever to feed on the remains of a dying country.

Webmaster’s Commentary WRH M. Rivero:

The reserve system of banking in which a private central bank issues the public currency at interest means there will always be more debt than money. Every single financial move made by government consists in shifting that debt from one group to the other, usually from the rich onto the poor, which is the definition of a fascistic economic state. Every leader who has ever tried to solve the problem by either by abolishing the private bank or creating an alternative source of money, either has an attempt on his life or a war created in his country by the bankers.

What has happened in Iceland and Greece is starting to happen all around the world. The only day to defeat the global government is a global revolution.

Le gouvernement US n’a aucun droit légal ni moral de voler la population en général pour faire pleuvoir de l’argent sur des corporations privées. Les Américains (et nous aussi, Canadiens) ont déjà été poussés profondément dans la dette pour “sauver” Wall Street et les banquiers privés.


- U.S. taxpayers could be bailing out European banks as debt crisis worsens

As the European debt crisis picks up steam and batters world markets, various reports are surfacing that the US taxpayer is on the hook for billion of dollars in bailout funds via the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The United States provides approximately 20% of IMF funding, which means the taxpayer could pay $8 billion to prop up Greek banks.

Les “mesures d’austérité” font partie du langage des banquiers et signifie “piller les gens et donnez-nous tout leur argent“.

Les Roumains, tout comme les Grecques et les Islandais ne vont pas aimer cela et pourraient tout simplement aller de l’avant et faire une autre révolution! La dernière n’a pris que deux semaines.


Romania braces for austerity

ROMANIA braced on Friday for a wave of protests after the president unveiled austerity cuts in public sector wages and pensions to meet a deficit target set by the IMF and avoid a Greek emergency scenario.


Our Sympathies To The People Of Greece

When Argentinians watch the news today and see the terrible things that are happening in Greece, we cannot but say, "Hey!! This is EXACTLY like Argentina in December 2001 and beginning of 2002!". Then too, Argentina underwent its worst systemic banking, public debt and monetary collapse which led to social turmoil, mad violence, rioting, and social war.

What triggered social chaos in Argentina was the attempt by president De la Rúa to implement the grossly unjust austerity measures imposed by the IMF that required, as usual, utmost sacrifice from the people ­ more taxes, less social spending, "balanced budgets", zero deficit spending, amongst other anti-social measures ­ which led to a fall of almost 40% in Argentina's GDP.


Alex Jones: Global bank conspiracy

The IMF has proposed levying two global taxes on the worlds banks to make sure the banks dont get us into trouble again. If that sounds dubious thats because it is, in reality what is being proposed, and has been falling into place for some time, is the framework for an unelected global authority with powers above and beyond those of sovereign governments.


Too Big To Jail? DoJ: Wall St. Bailout Buds 'Co-Conspirators' In Plot To Rip Off State, Local Governments

March 26 (Bloomberg) -- JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and UBS AG were among more than a dozen Wall Street firms involved in a conspiracy to pay below-market interest rates to U.S. state and local governments on investments, according to documents filed in a U.S. Justice Department criminal antitrust case.

Time to recognize who the real bad guys are...the private banks that have taken over our government. We can save ourselves by taking back our government by taking back the authority to create money.


Layoff Notices Sent to Thousands of US Teachers

Hundreds of thousands of public school teachers across the United States are facing possible layoffs this coming academic year.

Pink slips were sent out to 22,000 teachers in California, 17,000 in Illinois, and 15,000 in New York. The jobs of 8,000 school employees in Michigan, 6,000 in New Jersey, and 5,000 in Oklahoma may also be axed.

Webmaster's Commentary:

The US lays off thousands of teachers, but this country still shells out 3 billion dollars a year to Israel?

What is wrong with this picture?!?

EVERYTHING!


UK budget deficit 'to surpass Greece's as worst in EU'

The UK budget deficit will swell this year to overtake Greece, becoming the worst in the European Union, the European commission said today in a stark warning on the eve of the election.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Just as the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon has exposed the design flaws in the oil infrastructure, the sinking of the global economy is revealing the design flaws in the western-style banking system. When a private central banks is allowed to print up currency out of thin air and then issue it at interest for public use, the moment that first pretty printed piece of paper goes into circulation, more money is owed to that private central bank than is actually in existence.

That is the trap all the western nations now find themselves in.


Voilà ce qu’il faut faire de façon urgente: arrêter les criminels terroristes banquiers. Vive le courage des Islandais!

- Former bank CEO arrested by Icelandic authorities

By GUDJON HELGASON, JANE WARDELL
Associated Press Writer

REYKJAVIK, Iceland – Icelandic authorities arrested the former chief executive of collapsed bank Kaupthing on Thursday — the first high profile banker to be detained in the wake of the tiny Nordic country’s financial crisis.


Une autre analyse à propos de la crise grecque:


- My Big, Fat Greek Disaster

To put it another way, Greece will become essentially a Third World country. How did this happen? It happened because central banks around the world engaged in Keynesian “expansion” by creating Dollars, Euros, you name it. Keynesians believe that such action can go on forever without creating any consequences. As you can see, that simply is not true.


Greece Fuels Fears of Contagion in U.S.

Investors and policymakers are starting to worry that the economic crisis in Greece could cross the Atlantic and undermine the U.S. economic recovery, in the same way that U.S. housing woes in 2008 battered Europe.

"What we have seen is that contagion"—economist-speak for a spreading crisis—"has gone global," says Harvard University economist Jeffrey Frankel.

Webmaster's Commentary:

This confirms what I said below; the reason the Greek riots are crashing the US markets is the fear among bankers that American taxpayers will follow the lead of the Icelanders and Greeks (and Spanish and ...) and realize that there is no law and no moral right that allows the government to take money from the general population and give to private companies to save them from their own greed and recklessness.

In a way, the globalists got what they wanted; a single world united under a single political ideal, but it is not the one they wanted. Instead of global socialism or global fascism what we have is a global revolution in which the people of planet Earth are finally fed up with the predatory practices of Federal Reserve style debt enslavement.


ECB may have to turn to 'nuclear option' to prevent Southern European debt collapse

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/7640783/ECB-may-have-to-turn-to-nuclear-option-to-prevent-Southern-European-debt-collapse.html

The European Central Bank may soon have to invoke emergency powers to prevent the disintegration of southern European bond markets, with ominous signs of investor flight from Spain and Italy.

Greece’s fortunes were dealt yet another blow as Standard & Poor’s slashed its credit rating to junk status - BB+ - the first time that has happened to a euro member since the single currency was created, pushing yields on 10-year Greek bonds up to a record 9.73pc.

The credit-rating agency also cut Portugal’s sovereign debt ratings by two notches to A-, as the swirling storm hit the country with full-force.

“We have gone past the point of no return,” said Jacques Cailloux, chief Europe economist at the Royal Bank of Scotland.“There is a complete loss of confidence. The bond markets are in disintegration and it is getting worse every day.

“The ECB has been side-lined in the Greek crisis so far but do you allow a bond crash in your region if you are the lender-of-last resort? They may have to act as contagion spreads to larger countries such as Italy. We started to see the first glimpse of that today.”

Mr Cailloux said the ECB should resort to its “nuclear option” of intervening directly in the markets to purchase government bonds.

This is prohibited in normal times under the EU Treaties but the bank can buy a wide range of assets under its “structural operations” mandate in times of systemic crisis, theoretically in unlimited quantities.

Mr Cailloux added: “This feels like the banking crisis in late 2008 post-Lehman, though it has not yet spread to other asset classes. The ECB will have to act it if does.”


$1 Trillion Was Not Enough

Zero Hedge notes that European banks are betting against the beleaguered euro. “Zero Hedge has received confirmation that several of the largest French banks are now actively shorting the euro to take advantage of globalized moral hazard, which with every ensuing bailout does nothing but make the bonuses of French FX traders surge.

In other words, the very banks the EU plans to bailout in part with U.S. taxpayer money (or tax payer long term debt) via the IMF are placing bets against the survival of Europe.


Chinese project envisions London to Beijing in two days by train.

Rail travel between London and Beijing in just two days could be possible within a decade through an ambitious Chinese project.

The Asian power wants to build the 200mph 'Orient Express-style' rail line through Europe, the Middle East, India and Asia, paying for the entire scheme in return to access to the natural resources of the countries it travels through.


GLOBAL PULSE: Chimerica: U.S., China and the Global Economy (3/11/2010)


Risk of Japan going bankrupt is real, analysts say

Greece's debt problems may currently be in the spotlight but Japan is walking its own financial tightrope, analysts say, with a public debt mountain bigger than that of any other industrialised nation.

Public debt is expected to hit 200 percent of GDP in the next year as the government tries to spend its way out of the economic doldrums despite plummeting tax revenues and soaring welfare costs for its aging population.

Japan "can't finance" its record trillion-dollar budget passed in March for the coming year as it tries to stimulate its fragile economy, said Hideo Kumano, chief economist at Dai-ichi Life Research Institute.

Webmaster's Commentary:

One by one, the global economic dominoes continue to fall.

And the question is, for thinking Americans, when the US will simply collapse of its own indebtedness?!? As reported at:

http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/

The US national debt, as of today, is:

$ 1 2 , 8 4 1 , 5 0 5 , 3 0 5 , 6 2 6 . 0 6

That's twelve trillion, eight hundred forty-one billion, five hundred-five million, three hundred-five thousand, six hundred twenty-six dollars and change.

And with interest on this debt, it is rising by the second.


Barton Biggs: Stock A Safe Haven With Food And Firearms To Protect Against Doomsday Pillagers

Former IMF chief economist Simon Johnson warns:

"We're running out of time ... to prevent a true depression." He says unless we break Wall Street's "stranglehold" we will be unable prevent the Great Depression 2.

Morgan Stanley research guru turned hedge fund manager Barton Biggs (pictured), who called the market rally, advises that you buy a farm a good distance away from a city and, he advises, make sure that your doomsday safe-haven:

* Be self-sufficient and capable of growing some kind of food
* Be well-stocked with seed, fertilizer, canned food, wine, medicine, clothes, etc

And get a gun, he says, because "a few rounds over the approaching brigands' heads would probably be a compelling persuader that there are easier farms to pillage."

Webmaster's Commentary:

Canned foods and shotguns, folks. Canned foods and shotguns!


Foreclosure filings keep rising

Nationwide actions surge 7% in 1st quarter


Foreclosure rates surge, biggest jump in 5 years

A record number of U.S. homes were lost to foreclosure in the first three months of this year, a sign banks are starting to wade through the backlog of troubled home loans at a faster pace, according to a new report.

RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday that the number of U.S. homes taken over by banks jumped 35 percent in the first quarter from a year ago. In addition, households facing foreclosure grew 16 percent in the same period and 7 percent from the last three months of 2009.

More homes were taken over by banks and scheduled for a foreclosure sale than in any quarter going back to at least January 2005, when RealtyTrac began reporting the data, the firm said.


U.S. Foreclosure Filings Rise 16% as Bank Seizures Set Record

Foreclosure filings in the U.S. rose 16 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier and bank seizures hit a record as lenders stepped up action against delinquent homeowners, according to RealtyTrac Inc.

A total of 932,234 homes, or one out of every 138 households, received a default or auction notice, or were repossessed by banks, the Irvine, California-based firm said today. In March, filings rose 8 percent to the most in any month since RealtyTrac began publishing reports in January 2005.

Webmaster's Commentary:

"Green shoots of hope", my astrolabe!

With numbers like this, the economy is not recovering.


The Great American Bank Heist – On the Day we Reach a Monthly Foreclosure Filing Record Banks Announce Record Profits and the Stock Market is up 80 Percent.

It is rather fitting that on the day we hear about banks reaching record profits once again, because after all it is so difficult to borrow at zero percent and gamble in the stock market and make a gain, that we also find out that March was the highest month of foreclosure filings ever (and we’ve had some bad months). If there was ever a more clear indication between the split from Main Street and Wall Street this is probably the strongest indicator so far.


Fortune 500 Cuts Record 821K Jobs in 2009

Fortune 500 companies enjoyed a banner year in terms of collective profit last year, but did so at the expense of slashing a record 821,000 jobs.


Eighteen Million, Out in the Road

How cold and callous can we become? When, as a society and as a nation, we can undergo a massive earthquake under our very feet and before our very eyes, how can we just ignore its victims?

RealtyTrac, the California-based authority on property trends and valuations, projects 4.5 million home foreclosures before the end of this year. That’s 4.5 million homes, and with four people to a household that is eighteen million people. Eighteen million men, women and children put out into the road, people who must scramble to find shelter and scramble to find new schools for their children.

Last year it was 2.8 million homes or 11.2 million Americans put out into the road. In two years that is 29.2 million people just put out into the road.

Webmaster's Commentary:

What we are experiencing economically is not "recovery" but a true economic depression, a financial and human catastrophe of almost unprecedented proportions.


Tent Slums Spring Up in America

The California tent slum depicted in the BBC report is quite different, because they are not migrant workers, so much as locals who have lost their homes. It is hard to tell if the newly dispossessed are all the victims of the subprime market. More likely, the tent slum population is a mix of new and old homelessness -- perhaps with a few migrant workers in the mix.


CrossTalk on Billionaires: The money tumor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7moo-O2Rok&feature=player_embedded

Interview that includes Ellen Brown, author of "Web of Debt"!

The combined wealth of the world's billionaires soared 50%, from $2.4 to $3.6 trillion, in 2010.


Meet The 26 Members Of George Soros's Secret Team To Rewrite Economics


Bilderberg To Prolong Global Financial Recession For Another Year

The Bilderberg Group will meet this year in Spain and continue to advance their agenda for world economic governance while agreeing to prolong the global financial recession for another year, according to Bilderberg sleuth Jim Tucker, who has discovered through his routinely accurate inside sources that the conference will take place from June 3-6.

Webmaster's Commentary:

What kind of sub-human coldly decides to prolong the suffering of hundreds of millions of human beings for another year?


Bilderberg: Raise Taxes, Cut Services in U.S. and Europe

The Bilderberg Group will meet in Sitges Spain on June 3-6 in efforts to advance their agenda for a new global economic system, they will agree to prolong the recession until 2011. The Bilderberg will discuss plans to level the world so that European and American standards of living will drop and become even with 3rd world countries so we’re all poor together under their World Government Dictatorship.


Greg Palast Tells How The IMF Set-Up Iceland & Greece on Alex Jones Tv

Alex talks with New York Times-bestselling author and a journalist for the British Broadcasting Corporation as well as the British newspaper The Observer, Greg Palast. Beginning in the 1970s, having earned his degree in finance studying under Milton Friedman and free-trade luminaries, Palast went on to challenge their vision of a New Global Order, working for the United Steelworkers of America, the Enron workers’ coalition in Latin America and consumer and environmental groups worldwide.

WATCH...



Les glaces et la couverture de neige en expansion:


Global Cooling Is Coming -- and Beware the Big Chill, Scientist Warns

Contrary to the commonly held scientific conclusion that the Earth is getting warmer, a scientist who has written more than 150 peer-reviewed papers has unveiled evidence for his prediction that global cooling is coming soon.

Webmaster's Commentary:

"Have that heretic burned at the stake! No, wait, that makes CO2, right? How about drowning? Can we drown the heretic?" -- Saint Al of the Gore

Four Gorillas Killed by Cold Weather in Rwanda

Four gorillas found dead in Rwanda’s Karisimbi area probably died of extreme cold, the New Times reported, citing Rica Rwigamba, head of tourism at the Rwanda Development Board.

Webmaster's Commentary:

So much for global warming, right?


New Peer-Research Finds Alaskan/Canadian Glaciers Melting Significantly Less Than Previous EstimatesCLIMATEGATE -



CLIMATEGATE - Persistent cold, wet weather delays crop harvests, worries farmers

On Friday the state Department of Water Resources boosted the delivery forecast for its customers to 45 percent of contract amounts, reflecting a snowpack that's at 167 percent of normal.


CLIMATEGATE - Record low of 32 set at Spokane airport today

Cool spring weather continues across the Inland Northwest with a record low of 32 at Spokane International Airport this morning.


More on the ‘Climate Change’ Racket

According to the London Evening Standard, America’s favorite English Lapdog, Tony Blair, will receive 700,000 Pounds per year to be a “strategic adviser” to a California company seeking to “profit from technology that helps reduce global warming and carbon emissions.” Tony is quoted as saying: “Solving the climate crisis is more than just a political agenda item; it’s an urgent priority that requires innovation, creativity and ambition.” It is also a priority to Blair’s reported need for an income of 5,000,000 Pounds per year to maintain his lifestyle!


The Western Snowpack is 137% of normal

Experts tell us that spring snowcover has seen rapid declines in the Northern Hemisphere over the last 20 years. As of today, western US snowpack averaged by state is 137 percent of normal.

According to USDA Snotel measurements, Arizona is 446% of normal. California is 131% of normal. New Mexico is 184% of normal. Nevada is 126% of normal. Montana is 104% of normal.


CLIMATEGATE - Rebel scientists force Royal Society to accept climate change scepticism

Britain’s premier scientific institution is being forced to review its statements on climate change after a rebellion by members who question mankind’s contribution to rising temperatures.

The Royal Society has appointed a panel to rewrite the 350-year-old institution’s official position on global warming. It will publish a new “guide to the science of climate change” this summer. The society has been accused by 43 of its Fellows of refusing to accept dissenting views on climate change and exaggerating the degree of certainty that man-made emissions are the main cause.


Arctic Ice Volume Has Increased 25% Since May, 2008

In 2008, less than half of the ice (47%) was greater than two metres thick. Now, more than 75% of the ice is greater than two metres thick. In 2008, 18% of the ice was more than three metres thick. This year that number has increased to 28%.


Ice at the North Pole in 1958 and 1959 – not so thick

Webmaster's Commentary:

The global warming cult likes to go on about how the arctic ice cap is thinning out. But looking at these photos, it has been thin before without the world coming to an end.

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