February 9, 2013
December 7, 2012
The war rhetoric on Syria has mounted in recent days and the latest news from the Presstitutes is the Assad regime is ready to use chemical weapons. Reports are now surfacing of US and French troops massing on the Syria border.
The 8 day mini war between Israel and Gaza has come and gone and any attempts at provoking a wider regional conflict, one involving Iran (if indeed this was the intention), have failed. Which means the fallback plan – Syria – is back in play. And sure enough, as both the most recent naval map update, which shows a US aircraft carrier and a big deck amphibious warfare ship, both of which house thousands of troops and numerous offensive aircraft, and an RT news flash, indicating that thousands of troops have amassed near the Syrian shore confirm, the time for a US invasion may be near. The alibi? “Chemical weapons” of mass or non-mass destruction. In other words the Iraq playbook all over again.
The USS Eisenhower, an American aircraft carrier that holds eight fighter bomber squadrons and 8,000 men, arrived at the Syrian coast yesterday in the midst of a heavy storm, indicating US preparation for a potential ground intervention.
While the Obama administration has not announced any sort of American-led military intervention in the war-torn country, the US is now ready to launch such action “within days” if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad decides to use chemical weapons against the opposition, the Times reports.
Some have suggested that the Assad regime may use chemical weapons against the opposition fighters in the coming days or weeks.
“We have (US) special operations forces at the right posture, they don’t have to be sent,” an unnamed US official told The Australian, which suggested that US military troops are already near Syria and ready to intervene in the conflict, if necessary.
The alibi used by the “democratic” press to justify what may imminently be a land invasion? Chemical weapons:
The Syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people and is awaiting final orders from President Bashar Assad, U.S. officials told NBC News on Wednesday.
The military has loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin, a deadly nerve gas, into aerial bombs that could be dropped onto the Syrian people from dozens of fighter-bombers, the officials said.
As recently as Tuesday, officials had said there was as yet no evidence that the process of mixing the “precursor” chemicals had begun. But Wednesday, they said their worst fears had been confirmed: The nerve agents were locked and loaded inside the bombs.
Sarin is an extraordinarily lethal agent. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s forces killed 5,000 Kurds with a single sarin attack on Halabja in 1988.
U.S. officials stressed that as of now, the sarin bombs hadn’t been loaded onto planes and that Assad hadn’t issued a final order to use them. But if he does, one of the officials said, “there’s little the outside world can do to stop it.”
Tangentially, remember when Iraq was supposed to have warehouses full of “WMDs”, which story ended up being a fabricated lie. But at least Turkey is ready: after all NATO has already handed over various Patriot missiles to prevent a Syrian retaliation against the ruling Assad regime.
And just to make sure the escalation is complete, the French are coming.
France is preparing its special forces for a mission in war-torn Syria, French weekly magazine Le Point reports.
The mission would only involve a relatively small amount of special forces, and a number of NATO countries — including the UK and the US — would be involved. The mission would be modelled on the Western intervention in Libya, the magazine reports.
The action appears to be in response to fears that the regime is planning on using chemical weapons in the conflict. Earlier this week one US official told reporters that it was believed Bashar al-Assad’s forces had moved two key components of a deadly nerve gas in preparation for an attack (a later report refuted this, however).
Le Point says a large ground operation “is out of the question” and that a smaller action aimed largely at securing chemical weapon stockpiles.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today vowed a swift response if Assad’s regime used chemical weapons.
So putting it all together, it appears that once again the imminent escalation play is one where an antagonized Syria is forced to strike back, an act which “hopefully” will get Iran involved in the fray, and from there it is smooth sailing for both Israel and the “democratic” forces of the world.
The only wild card: Russia and China, both of which have made it very clear they have quite strategic interests in the Syria region on numerous prior occasions.
November 28, 2012
Now that Obama has gotten the election out of the way, he is free to concentrate his efforts on forcing Iran into a war. Turkey is now in the sights of the US as it has recently gotten around sanctions against Iran by purchasing oil using gold. Now the US Senate is considering more sanctions to prevent Iran from trading.
Currency wars are set to intensify as the US Senate is considering new sanctions against Iran that would prevent Iran getting paid for its natural resource exports in gold bullion.
The new sanctions aimed at reducing global trade with Iran in the energy, shipping and precious metals sectors may soon be considered by the U.S. Senate as part of an annual defense policy bill, senators and aides said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.
The sanctions would end “Turkey’s game of gold for natural gas,” Reuters reported a senior Senate aide as saying, referring to reports that Turkey has been paying for natural gas with gold due to sanctions rules.
The legislation “would bring economic sanctions on Iran near de facto trade embargo levels with the hope of speeding up the date by which Iran’s economy will collapse,” the aide said.
Last week Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan has revealed a critical detail about a widely discussed Turkey-Iran gold trade boom, disclosing that the Islamic republic was exporting gas to Turkey in exchange for payment in gold bullion.
It is also reported that Iranians are buying Turkish gold with the Turkish Lira, which is deposited into their bank accounts in exchange for Turkey’s natural gas purchases, the deputy prime minister said at midnight Nov. 22 during a parliamentary session.
Iran cannot transfer monetary payments to Iran in U.S. dollars due to U.S sanctions against the country’s alleged nuclear weapons program.
Iran has been forced to shun the international financial system and the petrodollar as means of payment and turn to the international gold market to ensure it gets paid for its natural resources in order to prevent absolute economic collapse.
The law of unintended consequences may apply here and should the Iranian currency and economy collapse there is likely to be a war with Israel and turbulence in the Middle East akin to, if not worse, than that seen in the 1970’s.
November 1, 2012
A lot of noise has come out of the US in the past couple of years regarding the possibility of cyber attacks. But the important question is who benefits most from this. The simple answer is the banks and elites who can blame the false flag cyber attack as the cause for the impending collapse of the financial system while at the same time having the excuse to implement whatever solution they already have undoubtedly lined up. This also gives reason to impose restrictions on the internet, which could be used to label any criticism/descent as terrorism hence a clampdown on free speech.
Nice theory, but if one does occur we know who benefits most.
Here’s what they would get, and what you would lose…
1) A Cyber Attack Would Divert Economic Blame Away From Banks And Government
The Federal Reserve created the powder keg atmosphere within our financial system that we experience today using artificially low interest rates which allowed fiat money to be fed into sure-loss housing loans and toxic debt derivatives. The credit crisis and housing collapse NEVER could have occurred without the direct aid of central bankers. International lenders like JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs knowingly issued these toxic derivatives into the system while betting against them on the open market in an outright act of fiscal sabotage on numerous countries from Greece to the United States. Ratings agencies ignored the blatant dangers inherent in the derivatives market and gave toxic securities coveted AAA status. The SEC, which is supposed to stand guard against this brand of corruption, instead looked the other way, rarely if ever investigating whistleblower complaints against the “Too Big Too Fails”.
When the American economy collapses (and it will) under the intense weight of this criminality on every level of the market process, the public will come after the banks and those politicians who helped them – unless a scapegoat is offered as a distraction. A “cyber attack” on our banking system would give perfect cover for the banksters, allowing them to blame the collapse (which was going to happen anyway) on Iranian “terrorists”. With their new victim status, international banks can then step in as the wounded but valiant “saviors” of the global financial system, centralizing even more power into fewer hands, issuing their new world reserve currency (the SDR) in the wake of a disintegrating dollar, focusing regulatory control within the IMF, all while the foolish populace chases after Muslim boogeymen.
2) A Cyber Attack Gives Pretext For War
The argument for preemption against Iran over a nuclear weapons program that has never been proven to exist is simply ineffective and childish. Globalists are beginning to realize that they have overplayed the “expert” card, and dropping a guy in a suit in front of a camera to tell Americans who to bomb is not quite working out like it did a decade ago. Why not? Because ten years ago Americans were still reeling from 9/11. Globalist think tanks like the Washington Institute For Near East Policy now openly call for new attacks to be fabricated (false flag attacks) in order to frighten the American people into supporting a new war against Iran:
The interesting thing about the concept of a cyber false flag is that it leaves no physical fingerprints for average citizens to investigate. Skeptics who suspect that our own government is the engineer of the attack might never be able to see the virus, coding, or transcripts of the event. It is much easier to hide a collapsing network infrastructure than it is to hide a real building collapsing at near freefall speed (Building 7) without the aid of a crashing airliner. With no physical or visible evidence whatsoever, a cyber false flag can be blamed on anyone, and the public will have to take the government at their word.
3) A Cyber Attack Gives The Government Rationale For Internet Controls
Our government, regardless of which party occupies the presidency, has been chewing through concrete in an attempt to gain regulatory power over the internet and its content. SOPA, CISPA, the Cybersecurity Act 2012, and on and on. They do not hide the fact that they want to clamp down on the web, especially the web’s massive independent media presence, which the DHS often refers to as “extremist propaganda and recruitment”. A cyber attack gives web totalitarians the perfect excuse to fence in our creative commons and silence activist media. I can hear it now: “The open and unsecured nature of the internet has given terrorists and terrorist states free reign to attack vital U.S. infrastructure, and it must be restricted for the greater good of the country…”
4) A Cyber Attack Can Go Global
A cyber attack does not have to be limited to a single country and its networks. It could be used to strike multiple countries and fuel a global firestorm of systems failures. Globalists need a macro-crisis, a world-wide catastrophe, in order to present their “global solution” to the desperate masses. This solution will invariably include more dominance for them, and less freedom for us. A global crisis can also be used to manipulate various cultures to forget concerns of sovereignty and think in terms of one-world action. Surely, a worldwide breakdown can only be solved if we “all work together and all think alike”, right…?
Without a doubt, a cyber attack serves the interests of elitist entities and banking monstrosities like nothing else in existence. Set off a nuke, start WWIII, turn the U.S. dollar into stagflationary dust; a cyber attack tops them all, because a cyber attack can lead to them all while maintaining deniability for the establishment. The fact that whispers of cyber threats have turned into bullhorn blasted propaganda should concern us all.
Are we being conditioned for a cyber event in the near future? That remains to be seen. However, none of us should be surprised if one does occur, especially in light of the many gains involved for globalists, and all of us should be ready to dismantle and expose any lies surrounding the event before the American public is whipped into a 9/11 style frenzy yet again.
October 18, 2012
This interview on Fox News sounds like Fmr US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, admitting the US fought wars to secure oil supply. But we all knew that anyway 😉
Iran has made little secret of its desire to gain hegemony in the region of the Persian Gulf, the critical oil and natural gas producing region that we fought so many wars to try protect our economy from the adverse impact of losing that supply or having it available only at very high prices.
October 2, 2012
An article by Michael Krieger of Libery Blitzkrieg blog sums up the global financial system and what lies ahead if we don’t react now. Krieger makes the point that things are going to get much worse than 2008 and no amount of money printing will work this time. The levels of corruption are staggering and more and more people are awakening which is quite disturbing to the global elite.
The Tipping Point
Serfdom has simply been pushed too far. Globally. What we are about to witness, incredibly, is not just a change in the way that one or two countries or even a specific region of the world operates. No, what we are about to witness is a complete transformation globally, a change that I believe will be incredibly positive and will ultimately free us from the shackles upon the minds of humanity as a species. The internet has allowed us to connect with one another in a manner never before possible, and this tool has permitted us to blast through the lies of the global elite that is desperately trying to hang on to control. Whether it was the intention from the outset or not, what globalization has created is a very small class of incredibly wealthy people that are extraordinarily corrupt as a group and also above the law. They are able to hide enormous amounts of money. They are able to insider trade. They are able to deal drugs. They can do whatever they want, yet if anyone below them does the same they are prosecuted in a manner that resembles Medieval torture.
Many people say to me, “but Mike, aren’t things always corrupt, hasn’t it always been this way?” To this I answer yes and no. Of course within any complex societal and political structure there will be elements of corruption. This is obvious. However, there are cycles of corruption and degrees. At some point, particularly toward the end of a cycle where globalization creates this “super corrupt class” of individuals roaming the planet doing as they please with us pawns, you reach a tipping point. That tipping point has already been reached. What we are witnessing now all over the world are merely the effects of that tipping point clashing with the corrupt global elite that refuses to budge an inch and reform even though it is in their best interest to do so. No, they are so arrogant and criminal after decades of doing what they please with zero consequences they would rather attempt to implement a global police state rather than deal with the nightmare of their actions and make the world a better place. Therefore, it is up to us, as a species, to reclaim what is our birthright. Freedom.
As I wrote the other day on twitter, what we have today is not Socialism or Capitalism, it is Ponzism. I am talking on a global level. Basically every country and every region. The biggest pitfall we must avoid as a species is allowing the global power structure to pit us against one another. These guys don’t fight wars, they send you to fight them. Don’t fall for it. Their number one trick once things get bad within their own nations is to attempt to create a war. This checks two very important boxes for them. First, it creates a distraction for the general public and even makes them think that they are part of a team that needs to be cheered. It’s like a big football game but with thousands or millions dying on the field. Second, it allows the government to do pretty much anything they want in the name of “winning the war” or “national security.” This is exactly why the “war on terror” was the perfect war for a kleptocratic elite. It is a war with no end, so theoretically they can constantly claim war as an excuse for taking away civil liberties. The problem for them at the moment though is that the American people are waking up to this scam. Therefore, a larger and much deadlier war is in their best interests. If it is in their best interest you can be sure it is in our worse interests. Therefore, we must do everything we can to prevent it.
Unless you have been living under an economic rock for the past six months, you are aware that China is in the midst of a serious economic slowdown. As I have said for years and continue to say, this is not a small bump in the road. This is a major contraction. Similar to the U.S., China had a choice in the 2008 slowdown. They could have taken the hit and moved toward measures to rebalance the economy away from an over emphasis on investment and construction spend and toward consumption, but they did nothing of the sort. Rather, they doubled down on their prior mistakes and mal-investments in an epic bet on the ponzi economy. After a brief sugar high, this has now failed.
So with the economy back in steep decline, the authorities fear pumping massive stimulus in as they did four years prior due to their justifiable fears of sparking rampant inflation. Meanwhile, thanks to social networking, citizens have become more aware of the incredible corruption and theft of their leadership, whether in the political or business world. They are increasingly acting out about it and it is becoming so blatant that even China’s legendary control of media is unable to direct the plot. The most recent outburst came from the Foxconn (a major supplier to Apple) factory in Taiyuan, China which employs 79,000 people. While details are sketchy, most accounts point to the riot, which reportedly involved 2,000 people, being sparked by a fight between security guards and workers.
Of course, China’s leadership was well aware of all of this before the Foxconn incident came onto the scene, so what is a good authoritarian regime to do? Well, you attempt to direct the rage and angst to an outside enemy. In this case Japan. Zerohedge has a great report on the anti-Japanese violence and hatred that burst onto the scene recently. The link to their piece Postcards from a Furious China really says it all.
Like the Middle East, the Southern countries of Europe have been in and out of rage now for almost two years. The most recent explosions onto the streets of Greece and Spain are particularly disturbing since the inept clownish leadership on the Continent had supposedly “solved” the crisis for the third time just a few weeks ago. Or was it the fourth time? Really, who’s counting anymore…
Let’s start with Spain. While Greece is still on fire, Spain is where the real action is due to the size of its economy and the importance it has to the political EU hacks. Not only were there enormous protests this week in the capital Madrid in reaction to austerity measures, but there is also a very significant secession movement picking up steam in Catalonia. This isn’t about leaving the euro, this is about leaving Spain! For those that aren’t aware of Spanish geography, Catalonia is the wealthiest region in Spain and it is where Barcelona is located. First, we saw enormous protests in Catalonia about a month ago, which I covered here. Now we see that last night the regional parliament approved a referendum on independence that will apparently be voted on during regional elections on November 25. Reuters covers the story here.
While this is hugely important, let’s not overlook the massive demonstrations in Madrid this past week.
Now let’s talk Greece. I think a lot of people brushed off this week’s protests as “oh it’s just the Greeks in the streets again.” This is a mistake. These demonstrations were different and here is why. From the UK’s Guardian:
In a departure from other mass protests, members of the police force, army, navy and judicial system joined public and private sector employees on the streets. One police officer, who preferred not to give his name, said the Greek state “should feel deep shame” at imposing cuts on the very people whose protection it sought.
Once the people that are being paid to defend the regime start opposing the regime it is game over. It appears we are there in Greece. Full article here.
The United States
This is the big one of course. While we have seen outbursts from the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements ever since the banker coup of 2008, these movements have not been as sustained as demonstrations in other parts of the world. This is about to change. I am firmly of the view that the Obama Administration has pulled out every trick in the book in order to get reelected this year, and that this strategy will probably succeed. What I think the vast majority of people voting for him as well as investors fail to comprehend is that once this guy gets in and doesn’t need to worry about getting reelected he will leave everyone outside of his puppet masters out in the cold. You think he has been bad for the poor and middle class so far via his inflationary policies? Well you haven’t seen anything yet. I believe there is a decent chance he will push “austerity” on the public as soon as he is reelected. All the suckers that voted for him will be up in arms and the only ones that will be protected, as usual, will be the crony capitalists that own him. Even if he doesn’t do this, his other option is merely to keep spending and force The Bernank to print more money. The cost of living will surge and the poor and middle class will get crushed no matter what. I covered this in my recent piece “2013: When Money Printing Meets Supply Constraints.” The American Spring will get going in 2013.
Just Say No…to War
The writing is on the wall folks. The global economy is headed back down into depths that will prove worse than 2008, and this time no amount of money printing and propaganda will be enough to hold things together. TPTB know this. We need to remember that this isn’t just a battle between the masses within our distinct nations and the 0.01% of oligarchs that have used the past four years to harvest more of our wealth. This is also a battle between humans collectively and themselves. We need to grow up as a species and take charge of our destiny. We need to stop falling for their tricks and fighting their stupid wars while they hide in their castles, parliaments and skyscrapers. The first thing we need to do is say no. No more. It’s time to evolve.