Saturday, June 23, 2012

CONFIRMED: US CIA Arming Terrorists in Syria

Global Research
June 22, 2012

As West berates Syria for "killing civilians" Western weapons flow into terrorist hands from NATO. 
The New York Times in their article, "C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition," confirms what many have already long known - that the West, led by the US and its Gulf State proxies, have been arming terrorists, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, while berating the Syrian government for "violating" a UN mandated ceasefire and for "failing to protect" its population.

The Muslim Brotherhood has been combated by nations across the Arab World to stem the tide of their sectarian extremism, violence, and their targeted erosion of secular nation-states. Ironically, the US which has claimed to have been fighting the forces of sectarian extremism and "terrorism" for over a decade now, have been revealed as the primary enabler of the most violent and extreme terrorist organizations in the world. These include, in addition to the Muslim Brotherhood, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) in Libya, Baluch terrorists in Pakistan, and the Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK) currently based in Iraq and being used as proxies against Iran.


More "Training" By U.S. Military in American Streets
Friday, June 22, 2012
The U.S. Army is advising residents of St. Louis to “stay away” from military vehicles driving down highways and residential neighborhoods as part of a training program.

EU should 'undermine national homogeneity' says UN migration chief

BBC News
June 23, 2012
Peter Sutherland's global migration forum brings together 160 nations to discuss policy 

The EU should "do its best to undermine" the "homogeneity" of its member states, the UN's special representative for migration has said.
Peter Sutherland told peers the future prosperity of many EU states depended on them becoming multicultural.
He also suggested the UK government's immigration policy had no basis in international law.
He was being quizzed by the Lords EU home affairs sub-committee which is investigating global migration.
Mr Sutherland, who is non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs International and a former chairman of oil giant BP, heads the Global Forum on Migration and Development, which brings together representatives of 160 nations to share policy ideas.
He told the House of Lords committee migration was a "crucial dynamic for economic growth" in some EU nations "however difficult it may be to explain this to the citizens of those states".

Friday, June 22, 2012

Starving Greeks Line up for food in their thousands as debt-wracked country finally forms a coalition government... but how long will it last?

Daily Mail
June 22, 2012

Starving Greeks queued around the block for free food handouts yesterday as the country's politicians managed to end a crippling stalemate to form a coalition government.
Young children as well as the elderly waited in line in Athens to collect the parcels of fruit and vegetables donated by farmers from Crete to help ease the devastating austerity faced by many Greeks.  
But as hungry people collected food, a few miles away a new conservative-led alliance was formed, vowing to renegotiate the country's strict European bailout in a bid to breath economic life back into the debt-stricken country.
Lifeline: Hundreds of poverty-stricken Greeks are queuing for free vegetable handouts as politicians finally agree to form a coalition government
Lifeline: Hundreds of poverty-stricken Greeks are queuing for free vegetable handouts as politicians finally agree to form a coalition government
An elderly woman carrying a box full of vegetables. Wednesday 20 June 2012
Desperate: A woman, accompanied by her son, carries a box of vegetables
Desperate: An elderly lady, left, and a woman, accompanied by her son, carries a box of vegetables as thousands of Greeks and foreign immigrants line up during a free vegetables
Despair: Pensioners joined the lengthy queues behind barriers in Athens where people were waiting for a free food handout
Despair: Pensioners joined the lengthy queues behind barriers in Athens where people were waiting for a free food handout
Hungry: Greeks line up for the food handouts, donated by Crete's farmers
Hungry: Greeks line up for the food handouts, donated by Crete's farmers
Conservative Antonis Samaras was sworn in as prime minister and head of a three-party coalition that will uphold the country's international bailout commitments. 
In the hot seat: New Prime Minister Antonis Samaras vowed to rescue Greece's economy as he spoke for the first time after being sworn in to office at the presidental palace
In the hot seat: New Prime Minister Antonis Samaras vowed to rescue Greece's economy as he spoke for the first time after being sworn in to office at the presidental palace
The move ends a protracted political crisis that had cast grave doubt over the country's future in Europe's joint currency and threatened to plunge Europe deeper into a financial crisis with global repercussions. 
Samaras, an American-educated 61-year-old economist, was sworn in three days after his party won the second national elections in six weeks but without enough votes to form a government on its own. 
His New Democracy party will join forces with the socialist PASOK party, which came in third place, and the smaller Democratic Left led by Fotis Kouvelis. 
Discussions on the lineup of ministers were expected to be completed by Wednesday night. 
‘I will ask the new government that will be formed tomorrow to work hard so that we can offer tangible hope to our people,’ Samaras told reporters as he left the presidential mansion. 
Greek stocks rose marginally in response to the news, with Athens shares closing up 0.5 percent, limiting earlier gains. 
The new prime minister was to meet with outgoing Finance Minister Giorgos Zanias, PASOK head Evangelos Venizelos and Kouvelis on Wednesday evening. 
All three parties broadly back Greece's pledges to bailout creditors for further austerity and reforms, although they have pledged to renegotiate some of the terms for the rescue loans.
Vow: Antonis Samaras, right, crosses himself during a swearing-in ceremony at the Presidential Palace as at the background Greek president Karolos Papoulias looks on
Vow: Antonis Samaras, right, crosses himself during a swearing-in ceremony at the Presidential Palace as at the background Greek president Karolos Papoulias looks on
Deal: Greek conservative leader Antonis Samaras, left, shakes hands with Greek President Karolos Papoulias, center, as Greece's Orthodox Archbishop Ieronimos looks on after a swearing in ceremony at the Presidential palace in Athens
Deal: Greek conservative leader Antonis Samaras, left, shakes hands with Greek President Karolos Papoulias, center, as Greece's Orthodox Archbishop Ieronimos looks on after a swearing in ceremony at the Presidential palace in Athens
Ceremony: Newly elected Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, right, bows in front of Ieronimos, Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, during a swearing in ceremony
Ceremony: Newly elected Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, right, bows in front of Ieronimos, Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, during a swearing in ceremony
New Democracy and PASOK are also looking for an extension of at least two years in the deadlines for implementing fresh cutbacks worth a total 14.5billion euro ($18.42 billion). 
Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis went a bit further today, saying that Greece should eventually ‘disengage’ from the austerity commitments and ‘lift those measures that have literally bled society.’
Greece has been dependent on the loans from other Eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund since May 2010. In return, it has imposed deep spending cuts, slashed salaries and pensions, and repeatedly hiked taxes. 
The measures have left the country struggling through a fifth year of recession, with unemployment spiraling to above 22 percent and tens of thousands of businesses shutting down. 
The face of the crippling poverty gripping the country was plane to see as hundreds of poverty-stricken Greeks queued in a central Athens park for free vegetables.
Misery: A young mother with her two daughters carries away a box full of vegetables to help feed her family in the debt-stricken country
Misery: A young mother with her two daughters carries away a box full of vegetables to help feed her family in the debt-stricken country

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Obama Under the Bus

June 22, 2012
All indicators point to the sober realization that those ironclad seams that bound the Democratic establishment together four years ago are coming apart.
Originally hired as the President’s chief legalese attack dog, and of good Chicago pedigree, Attorney General Eric Holder has done nearly everything humanly possible to bend laws in an effort shield the President from any legal blow-back from an endless array of unconstitutional and criminal acts undertaken committed since 2008 and before.
This past Wednesday, the first major leak sprang in a White House ship that was thought to be unsinkable when Obama began his occupation of Pennsylvania Ave four years ago. In the Nixonian tradition, and a move that was clearly part of an overall damage control operation, the President claimed dubious legal refuge under ‘executive privilege’ regarding any documents relating to Attorney General Eric Holder’s notorious “Operation Fast and Furious”.
Opponents of the Obama White House will likely use this scandal as ammunition during the coming months. Democratic spin doctors behind the scenes are already losing their footing as to how to defend against Republican attacks during the this re-election campaign.
To make matters worse, following Mitt Romney’s appearance at the Bilderberg Meeting in Chantilly, Virginia on May 31 - June 2, 2012, speculation is abound that the globalist steering committee were auditioning the new GOP front man, who by all apparent reports, had a successful debutant ‘coming out’ in front of Bilderberg in the run-up to this November’s US Presidential election. This could mean they are preparing to ditch the scandal-ridden Obama White House – now seen as a liability in achieving there future plans for a one world government.
In addition, Obama’s absence from Rio+20, the annual globalist conference sponsored by the United Nation in Brazil this week also indicates that he may be phased out the globalist elite.

Euro's big four seek way out of crisis in Rome

June 22, 2012

(Reuters) - The leaders of Germany, France, Italy and Spain will try to find common ground in Rome on Friday to restore confidence in the euro zone ahead of a full EU summit next week, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel likely to be outnumbered.

Dangerously high borrowing costs for Spain and Italy have eased a little on market hopes for policy initiatives at the Brussels summit on June 28/29. If it falls short, both countries may be pushed closer to eventually needing sovereign bailouts.

Friday's meeting will search for ways to achieve fiscal and banking union in the euro zone and, more urgently, it may also be the occasion for Spain to formally request assistance of up to 100 billion euros for its struggling banks.

An audit released on Thursday found Spanish banks would need up to 62 billion euros in extra capital to weather adverse circumstances.

Merkel is expected to resist any pressure from Monti, French President Francois Hollande and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for less stringent euro zone fiscal policies or the issuance of common euro zone bonds.

While Spain's needs are most pressing - its medium term borrowing costs hit a euro era high at auction on Thursday - the political stakes may be higher for Italy's unelected technocrat prime minister, Mario Monti.

With his popularity sinking, the parties that back Monti in parliament are increasingly reluctant to support his reform proposals at home, but demand he get results in the European arena to ease the pressure on Italy's recession-bound economy.

The global addiction of central banking stimulus – Contagion spreads to Spain as 10-year edges to 7 percent. Life in a perpetual quantitative easing world.

June 22, 2012

Financial markets around the world are now desperately dependent on central bank stimulus.  The US recovery is largely dependent on the Federal Reservefunneling loans into the system via the quantitative easing process and other archaic forms of money development.  It is interesting how the Greek stock market rallied this week merely on the notion that pro-bailout parties will be elected and thus allows even more debt to be injected into the system.  Yet this does not solve the core problem that too much debt is swimming in the system.  Central banks do not create any real tangible product in the economy.  They have the incredible power to inject resources into banks and thus create “money” in the real economy.  Yet this only happens if banks lend this out to consumers instead of using the funds to speculate in complicated global money making schemes.  The whipsaw behavior of the market highlights the massive addiction to central banking stimulus we are in.
The Euro crisis reaches a critical stage
With record high unemployment in Spain and downgrades hitting, the Spanish 10-year bond crossed a troubling threshold this week hitting 7 percent:
spain 10 year bond
This is a critical stage here especially with Greek elections approaching this weekend.  But the problem is with any addiction, at some point you have to keep taking more and more of the drug simply to get the same impact:
“(SF Gate) The “markets are telling us that they’re unconvinced by the bank bailout and that the next step is that the government will have to concede, capitulate, and go for a sovereign loan,” James Stewart, head of macro research at AX Markets in London, said in an interview with Mark Barton on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.” “That seems to me quite likely, and even now I think it’s moving on from Spain to Italy.”
Spain’s 10-year yield climbed 16 basis points, or 0.16 percentage point, to 6.92 percent at 5 p.m. London time after rising to 6.998 percent, the highest since the euro was introduced in 1999. The 5.85 percent bond due in January 2022 fell 1.07, or 10.70 euros per 1,000-euro face amount, to 92.64. The yield has jumped 70 basis points this week.”
The contagion is spreading across Europe.  The politics are complicated but desire for more and more bailouts are running short:
“(Reuters) But German Chancellor Angela Merkel rebuffed pressure from EU partners and the United States for Europe’s most powerful economy to underwrite debt or guarantee bank deposits in the single currency area.”
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Data Mining: Big Corporations Are Gathering Every Shred Of Information About You That They Can And Selling It For Profit

The Economic Collapse
June 22, 2012

When most people think of "Big Brother", they think of the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, the Department of Homeland Security and other shadowy government agencies.  Yes, they are definitely watching you, but so are many big corporations.  In fact, there are some companies that are making tens of millions of dollars by gathering every shred of information about all of us that they can and selling it for profit to anyone willing to pay the price.  It is called "data mining", and these data miners want to keep track of literally everything that you do. 

Most people know that basically everything that we do on the Internet is tracked, but data mining goes far beyond that.  When you use a customer rewards card at the supermarket, the data miners know about it.  When you pay for a purchase with a credit card or a debit card, the data miners know about it.  Every time you buy a prescription drug, that information is sold to someone.  Every time you apply for a loan, a whole host of organizations is notified.  Information has become an extremely valuable commodity, and thanks to computers and the Internet it is easier to gather information than ever before.  But that also means that our personal information is no longer "private", and this trend is only going to get worse in the years ahead. (Read  the entire article....)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Declassified Document Contradicts Cheney’s Claim of Iraqi Connection to 9/11

Stephen C. Webster
June 21, 2012
A document declassified this week by the National Security Archive reveals that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) delivered a briefing to the Bush administration which directly contradicts former Vice President Dick Cheney’s claim that 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta visited an Iraqi intelligence official in Prague.
The document (PDF), dated Dec. 1, 2001 and delivered to the White House on the 8th, claims that Atta “did not travel to the Czech Republic on 31 May 2000,” and adds that “the individual who attempted to enter the Czech Republic on 31 May 2000… was not the Atta who attacked the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001.”
Despite this briefing, just days later on Dec. 9, 2001, Cheney told the late Tim Russert, host of Meet the Press, that the meeting in Prague had been “pretty well confirmed.”

Doctor: British Health Service Euthanizes 130,000 Patients a Year

The New American
June 21, 2012

The British National Health Service (NHS) — the epitome of socialized medicine — may be prematurely ending the lives of as many as 130,000 elderly patients annually, a top physician told the Royal Society of Medicine in London. Patrick Pullicino, a consultant neurologist for East Kent Hospitals and professor of clinical neurosciences at the University of Kent, said a controversial end-of-life care method called the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) now used in British hospitals has become an “assisted death pathway rather than a care pathway,” according to a report in the Daily Mail.

“If we accept the Liverpool Care Pathway we accept that euthanasia is part of the standard way of dying as it is now associated with 29 per cent of NHS deaths,” Pullicino declared, referring to statistics showing that of the 450,000 annual deaths of patients under NHS care, about 130,000 are of patients who were on the LCP.

The Mail offers a brief history of the LCP:
The Liverpool Care Pathway was first developed at a Marie Curie [Cancer Care] hospice in the city with the intention of making the last days and hours of cancer sufferers as decent and painless as possible.

It rapidly became fashionable: recognized as a model for the NHS in 2001; approved by NICE [the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, which rations care on a cost-benefit basis] as a recommended practice in 2004; and a 2006 health white paper said it should be adopted across the country. Its use spread from cancer sufferers to all patients. Doctors are supposed to identify a patient who is bound to die in the near future.

The plan then can include withdrawal of treatment, including the provision of water and nourishment by tube. Patients are typically heavily sedated.
The LCP’s quick adoption by the NHS and NICE represented “euthanasia by the back door,” in the words of the Telegraph’s Gerald Warner. “In 2007–08,” he wrote, “16.5 percent of deaths in Britain resulted from continuous deep sedation — twice the rate of the Netherlands with its notorious culture of death and legalized euthanasia.”

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

UN Official: Western Nations 'Don't Need More Cars, More TV, Whatever'

CNS News
June 20, 2012

Environmental concerns have caused one high-ranking UN official to declare that “the West” does not need more cars, televisions, and other consumer luxuries.
United Nations Development Programme head Helen Clark told AFP in an interview: “So the issue is how to get human development that will see it continue to rise for the world’s poorest people and people in developing countries. Because frankly human development in the West – we don’t need more cars, more TV, whatever. Our needs are by and large satisfied, although the recession has put a lot of strains on that.”
Clark, the former prime minister of New Zealand, also stressed the responsibility of richer countries to reduce their environmental footprint: "There is, in my opinion, a very heavy responsibility on the countries of the north to look at how they sustain their living standards with a much lower environmental footprint."
She warned of social and environmental chaos if governments failed to act: “The toxic combination of falling incomes, social unrest and environmental degradation. This is reality. We have got a common problem here. We need to have a shared vision of how to tackle it. We are heading for chaos if we don’t tackle these issues.”
Her remarks come on the eve of the Rio+20 summit, scheduled from June 20 to June 22, a major environmental conference seeking to “secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges.”

Is that really just a fly? Swarms of cyborg insect drones are the future of military surveillance

Daily Mail
June 20, 2012

The kinds of drones making the headlines daily are the heavily armed CIA and U.S. Army vehicles which routinely strike targets in Pakistan - killing terrorists and innocents alike.
But the real high-tech story of surveillance drones is going on at a much smaller level, as tiny remote controlled vehicles based on insects are already likely being deployed.
Over recent years a range of miniature drones, or micro air vehicles (MAVs), based on the same physics used by flying insects, have been presented to the public.
The fear kicked off in 2007 when reports of bizarre flying objects hovering above anti-war protests sparked accusations that the U.S. government was accused of secretly developing robotic insect spies.
The US Air Force unveiled insect-sized spies 'as tiny as bumblebees' that could not be detected and would be able to fly into buildings
Fingertip: The US Air Force unveiled insect-sized spies 'as tiny as bumblebees' that could not be detected and would be able to fly into buildings
Official denials and suggestions from entomologists that they were actually dragonflies failed to quell speculation, and Tom Ehrhard, a retired Air Force colonel and expert on unmanned aerial craft, told the Daily Telegraph at the time that 'America can be pretty sneaky.'
The following year, the US Air Force unveiled insect-sized spies 'as tiny as bumblebees' that could not be detected and would be able to fly into buildings to 'photograph, record, and even attack insurgents and terrorists.'
Around the same time the Air Force also unveiled what it called 'lethal mini-drones' based on Leonardo da Vinci's blueprints for his Ornithopter flying machine, and claimed they would be ready for roll out by 2015.
That announcement was five years ago and, since the U.S. military is usually pretty cagey about its technological capabilities, it raises the question as to what it is keeping under wraps.
The University of Pennsylvania GRASP Lab recently showed off drones that swarm, a network of 20 nano quadrotors flying in synchronized formations.
The SWARMS goal is to combine swarm technology with bio-inspired drones to operate 'with little or no direct human supervision' in 'dynamic, resource-constrained, adversarial environments.'
Researchers have now developed bio-inspired drones with bug eyes, bat ears, bird wings, and even honeybee-like hairs to sense biological, chemical and nuclear weapons
Researchers have now developed bio-inspired drones with bug eyes, bat ears, bird wings, and even honeybee-like hairs to sense biological, chemical and nuclear weapons
However, it is most likely the future of hard-to-detect drone surveillance will mimic nature.
Research suggests that the mechanics of insects can be reverse-engineered to design midget machines to scout battlefields and search for victims trapped in rubble.
Scientists have taken their inspiration from animals which have evolved over millennia to the perfect conditions for flight.
Nano-biomimicry MAV design has long been studied by DARPA, and in 2008 the U.S. government's military research agency conducted a symposium discussing 'bugs, bots, borgs and bio-weapons.'
Researchers have now developed bio-inspired drones with bug eyes, bat ears, bird wings, and even honeybee-like hairs to sense biological, chemical and nuclear weapons.
And the U.S. isn't the only country to have poured money into spy drone miniaturisation. France has developed flapping wing bio-inspired microdrones.
The Netherlands BioMAV (Biologically Inspired A.I. for Micro Aerial Vehicles) developed a Parrot AR Drone last year - which is now available in the U.S. as a 'flying video game'.
Not so tiny but a good spy: A ShadowHawk drone with SWAT team members
Not so tiny but a good spy: A ShadowHawk drone with SWAT team members
Zoologist Richard Bomphrey, of Oxford University, has conducted research to generate new insight into how insect wings have evolved over the last 350 million years.
He said last year: 'Nature has solved the problem of how to design miniature flying machines.
'By learning those lessons, our findings will make it possible to aerodynamically engineer a new breed of surveillance vehicles that, because they are as small as insects and also fly like them, completely blend into their surroundings.'
The insect manoeuvrability which allows flies the ability to land precisely and fly off again at speed may one day prove a crucial tactical advantage in wars and could even save lives in disasters.
The military would like to develop tiny robots that can fly inside caves and barricaded rooms to send back real-time intelligence about the people and weapons inside.
Dr Bomphrey said: 'Scary spider robots were featured in Michael Crichton's 1980s film Runaway - but our robots will be much more scaled down and look more like the quidditch ball in the Harry Potter films, because of its ability to hover and flutter.
'The problem for scientists at the moment is that aircrafts can't hover and helicopters can't go fast. And it is impossible to make them very small.
'With insects you get a combination of both these assets in miniature. And when you consider we have been flying for just over a hundred years as opposed to 350 million years, I would say it is they who have got it right, and not us!'

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

US plans significant military presence in Kuwait

My Way
June 19, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is planning a significant military presence of 13,500 troops in Kuwait to give it the flexibility to respond to sudden conflicts in the region as Iraq adjusts to the withdrawal of American combat forces and the world nervously eyes Iran, according to a congressional report.
The study by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee examined the U.S. relationship with the six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman - against a fast-moving backdrop. In just the last two days, Saudi Arabia's ruler named Defense Minister Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz as the country's new crown prince after last week's death of Prince Nayef, and Kuwait's government suspended parliament for a month over an internal political feud.
The latest developments inject even more uncertainty as the Middle East deals with the demands of the Arab Spring, the end to U.S. combat operations in Iraq at the end of 2011 and fears of Iran's nuclear program.
"Home to more than half of the world's oil reserves and over a third of its natural gas, the stability of the Persian Gulf is critical to the global economy," the report said. "However, the region faces a myriad of political and security challenges, from the Iranian nuclear program to the threat of terrorism to the political crisis in Bahrain."
The report obtained by The Associated Press in advance of Tuesday's release provided precise numbers on U.S. forces in Kuwait, a presence that Pentagon officials have only acknowledged on condition of anonymity. Currently, there are about 15,000 U.S. forces in Kuwait at Camp Arifjan, Ali Al Salem Air Base and Camp Buehring, giving the United States staging hubs, training ranges and locations to provide logistical support. The report said the number of troops is likely to drop to 13,500.
Several members of Congress, most notably Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., had pressed for a residual U.S. force to remain in Iraq, but the failure of the two countries to agree on whether American troops should be granted legal immunity scuttled that idea. Instead, officials talked of positioning a strong U.S. force just across the border in Kuwait. The strategy preserves "lily pad" basing that allows the military to move quickly from one location to the next.

Oh Crud! 19 Reasons Why It Is Time To Start Freaking Out About The Global Economy

Michael Snyder
The Economic Collapse
June 19, 2012
Yes, it is officially time to start freaking out about the global economy.  The European financial system is falling apart and it is going to go down hard.  If Europe was going to be saved it would have happened by now.  The big money insiders have already pulled their funds from vulnerable positions and they are ready to ride the coming chaos out.   Over the next few months the slow motion train wreck currently unfolding in Europe will continue to play out and things will likely really start really heating up in the fall once summer vacations are over.  Most Americans greatly underestimate how much Europe can affect the global economy.  Europe actually has a larger population than the United States does.  Europe also has a significantly larger economy and a much larger banking system.  The world is more interconnected today than ever before, and a collapse of the financial system in Europe will cause a massive global recession.  Once the global economy slides into another major recession, it is going to take years to recover.  The pain is going to be immense.  Yes, that is going to include the United States.  Sadly, we never recovered from the last recession, and it is frightening to think about how much farther this next recession is going to knock us down.
The big problem is that there is simply way, way, way too much debt in the United States and Europe.  It has been a lot of fun spending all of this borrowed money, but now we get to pay the price.
The following are 19 reasons why it is time to start freaking out about the global economy….
#1 The yield on 10 year Italian bonds has now risen to more than 6 percent.
#2 The yield on 10 year Spanish bonds has now risen to more than 7 percent.  This is considered to be an unsustainable level.
#3 Citigroup Chief Economist Willem Buiter says that both Italy and Spain are going to need major bailouts.
#4 The Spanish banking crisis continues to get worse.  The following is from a CNN article that was posted on Monday….
But the depth of the nation’s crisis has raised doubts about whether €100 billion will be enough to recapitalize the banks. For example, the Bank of Spain, the nation’s central bank, released data Monday showing that “doubtful” loans — those that are more than 3 months overdue — rose to €152.7 billion in April, equal to 8.7% of all the loans held by the nation’s banks.
#5 Unemployment in Spain is sitting at a record high of over 24 percent with no hope in sight.
#6 Unemployment in the eurozone as a whole has hit a brand new all-time record high.
#7 The socialists won an outright majority in the recent parliamentary elections in France.  That means that France and Germany are now headed in completely different directions.  The close cooperation that we have seen between France and Germany in recent years is now over.
#8 New French President Francois Hollande has promised to implement a top tax rate of 75 percent on those making over 1 million euros a year.
#9 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has declared that Germany will not budge at all on the terms of the Greek bailout.
#10 Analysts at Citigroup Global Markets are projecting that the odds of Greece leaving the euro over the next 12 to 18 months are still between 50 and 75 percent.

Kissinger Campaigns for Romney: Did Bilderberg Select the Next Pres?
June 19, 2012 links to the following flier [PDF] for a Romney-Kissinger event scheduled for July 12, giving further reason to believe that Bilderberg 2012 may indeed have selected Mitt Romney as their presidential favorite.
Charlie Skelton and other sources confirmed multiple eyewitness sitings indicating thatRomney himself may have attended the secret confab. Further, a number of possible Romney running mates were vetted at the Chantilly conference, including former Eli Lilly CEO & Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, while other potential choices like Sen. Marco Rubioconcurrently addressed the CFR. Sen. Rand Paul endorsed Romney just days after the meeting, sparking a firestorm of controversy from grassroots Ron Paul supporters.
Romney-Kissinger Event

Russia Reportedly Preparing 2 Divisions, Spetsnaz Brigade for Deployment to Syria; Mini-Goebbels Ben Rhodes of Obama White House Runs Colossal Black Propaganda Op to Assist NATO Coup; Massacre of Alawites and Christians Looms; Cass Sunstein Destabilizes Vatican to Muzzle Protest

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
June 12, 2012

The USA: Military Arm Of The New World Order
June 19, 2012

Is there any doubt that the United States of America is the military arm of the New World Order (NWO), as it has been since World War I?
Just as the City of London has functioned as the world headquarters for the financial arm of the NWO, and Vatican City has functioned as the religious headquarters for the NWO, Washington, DC has functioned as the military headquarters for the NWO.
Surely you have read or heard by now that each of these city states was set up as an autonomous political entity so that no one could control them except their masters within the Global Control Matrix (GCM). When you understand this reality, you can clearly understand all that has taken place with the US of A for the past hundred years. Viet Nam (What on earth were we ever doing there?), Korea (Why was MacArthur willing to drop an atom bomb there?), Argentina and Chile (The CIA plot to assassinate Allende was also about what?), Iraq (Twice!!), Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran (Economic warfare and stealth bombings), Cambodia and Laos, Cuba and Grenada, Nicaragua and El Salvador, Honduras and Panama, East Timor and Suharto’s Indonesian, Serbia and Bosnia, Somalia and Yemen, Libya and Syria, etc. etc., etc. Will the bellicose behavior ever end?!
If Americans only felt the pain and suffering caused by the US Government's war machine....
Here’s a pretty comprehensive listing of most of the overt military aggressions, conflicts, interventions engaged by the USA since 1775. This listing of “Extraterritorial and major domestic deployments”, as Wikipedia calls it, is as lengthy as it is overwhelming.
There is no country on earth, not even the once all powerful British Empire, that has been engaged in so much military aggression over the past 100 years. Clearly, America’s destiny was to act as the enforcement strong-arm for the World Shadow Government (WSG). And so it does. Right up to this very day in both Syria and Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan. Even when American troops leave those theaters of war altogether, the USA will still enforce the dictates of the WSG, carry out the orders of the GCM and follow the agenda of the NWO by proxy.
What follows is a short photo-documentary of the symbolism of the NWO, especially as it appears in the capitals of aforementioned city states. Each of these obelisks is purposely located, specifically positioned and deliberately placed in relation to other power structures, all of which are designed to draw energy from each other.
Washington Monument in Washington, DC
Cleopatra's Needle in the City of London
Vaticano Obelisk in Vatican City
Architecture is both telling and significant in the unfoldment of the global agenda over centuries of the New World Order. In truth, what we see all about us is not the New World Order, but rather the Old World Order with a new and improved name — NWO. Looked at another way, the New World Order of which we all speak has been firmly in place for many decades in the US, and for many centuries throughout much of the world. With each advancement of the society and development of the civilization the NWO has simply morphed into a new manifestation.
However, the true hidden agenda remains throughout its entire existence, as do the basic strategies and tactics for keeping it in a position of ascendancy. Has anything really changed since the days of Rome – the First Reich? Or since Spain ruled a big parcel of the planet? Or since the days when the sun never set on the British Empire? Now that the Fourth Reich has come into its own in the form of Pax Americana, we can say that the 3rd Reich never even existed in Germany, except to set the stage for the American Empire.
So, there you have it — the 4th Reich is actually the nation which was supposed to have defeated the illusory 3rd Reich. What an awesome display of smoke and mirrors! Boy, did our history books ever miss this rather consequential and critical takeover of the 20th Century?!

Syria, Iran, Russia and China Reportedly Plan War Game

Kurt Nimmo
June 19, 2012
Media outlets in Iran are reporting that Iran plans to participate in a war game with Russia, China and Syria in the near future and preparations will be carried out in the next few days.
photoIran held high visibility war games when it appeared the U.S would attack earlier this year.
Syria’s Arabic language ShamLife website added that the preparations are progressing at an “accelerated pace” and will likely occur within a month. ShamLife reported that 90,000 troops from the four countries will participate in the exercise along with 400 aircraft, 1,000 tanks and a large number of rockets. Syria will test its air and coastal defenses during the exercise.
Iran’s Fars New Agency also quoted “informed sources” as stating the exercise will include ground troops and joint air and naval forces. It said Russian nuclear submarines are prepared to sail to Syria and participate.
ShamLife said that China had gained permission to move twelve ships loaded with military equipment through the Suez Canal. The ships will reach the Syrian ports of Tartus and Latakia within two weeks, the website said.
Fars said no official word has come from the governments allegedly involved in the war game.
Over the weekend, reported that the Russian General Staff had announced it will send warships from the Black Sea Fleet to the Syrian coast to protect the Russian logistics base in Tartus.
On Tuesday, the Russian news source RIA Novosti said a Russian amphibious landing ship, the Caesar Kunikov, departed the Black Sea port of Sevastopol on Tuesday for what a Black Sea Fleet officer explained was a routine exercise.
On Monday, the Black Fleet command dismissed reports that the Russians would send arms to Syria aboard a large amphibious ship.

Who Will Be The Next "Teleprompter Reader In Chief" for 2012?

Mark Matheny
June 19, 2012

Who will become the "official" Master of Ceremony for the next 4 years in the White House? At this point it is looking more like Romney.

I call the position of President the "Master of Ceremony" because that is what it has become. The President is now just the spokeperson of those who are really in power behind the scenes - those who program his teleprompter, instructing him on what to say.

Worse than that, our whole governmental system seems to have been co-opted as well. Both Democrat and Republican are contributing to the deterioration of our economy, while strengthening the Police State with laws allowing for indefinite detention of Americans, drone surveillance in many of our States and counties, as well as Local Agenda 21 measures to push the masses into controlled cities as part of the "Sustainable Developement" goals of the United Nations and various NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations).

Whether in the office of President, or in the House and Senate, the two-party system is used to control the policies being pushed by Elites that may one day accomplish a long desired goal of a post-feudalistic one world government.

Referred to as the Left-Right Paradigm by those who understand, the Republican and Democratic parties are meant to give Americans a sense of choice in the elections while at the same time controlling policy and agendas desired by men in high positions of power that want a "New World Order".

Carroll Quigely, a Georgetown University Professor and insider, spoke of the true aim of this Left-Right Paradigm:

The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can "throw the rascals out" at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy.- Carrol Quigley, Tragedy and Hope
It seems that over the decades we have continued to "throw the rascals out" from both parties, and yet our economy continues to grow worse, unemployment is at record high levels, and wars are still being waged in several countries with U.S. troops coming home in body bags by the thousands. Freedom and personal liberties are eroding with each new Executive order, and the presence of an All-intrusive "Big Brother" styled Homeland Security Quasi Paramilitary Police State has risen under the guise of fighting "Terrorism".

We have continued to blame each President after 4 or 8 years, depending on how long they stayed in office, and have renewed our sense of hope each time a new candidate has stood up saying they were going to restore Liberty, and change the course of history.

It reminds me of a battered woman who has two boyfriends. She stays with one of them for a while, and in the beginning he treats her good. Over time he uses her for her money and pleasures while at the same time increasingly abusing her and degrading her. After a long time of abuse and degradation she runs to the other man thinking he will save her. The second man then takes her in promising to save her from the abuse of the first man, and for a while he does. Then she decides to leave the first one who had used and abused her, only ultimately to take the same abuse from the second man who also promised "hope and change". You get the idea.

This seems to be the dilemma we have in America at the present time.

dilemma (Greekδί-λημμα "double proposition") is a problem offering two possibilities, neither of which is practically acceptable. One in this position has been traditionally described as "being on the horns of a dilemma", neither horn being comfortable. This is sometimes more colorfully described as "Finding oneself impaled upon the horns of a dilemma", referring to the sharp points of a bull's horns, equally uncomfortable (and dangerous).
The dilemma is sometimes used as a rhetorical device, in the form "you must accept either A, or B"; here A and B would be propositions each leading to some further conclusion.
The dilemma we have here in America is called the two impractical choices of the Republican and Democratic parties.

What do these two parties and a Bull have in common? Together they may have a couple of good points, but the rest is bull!!!

Some good examples of the way the Elites use the two party system can be seen by studying history.

One of the front groups created by Colonel Edward Mandell House was the Council on Foreign Relations in 1921. In short, the purpose of this group was and is to create a one world government. In 1961, Edith Kermit Roosevelt (granddaughter of Theodore Roosevelt) remarked that the CFR had "a membership of at least ninety percent Establishment figures". In 2006, the organization consisted of 4,267 members. Many of the members at that time held high positions in government and media. Here are just a few on the list of many:

  • Abbot, Charles S. "Steve"(Admiral) - former Deputy Commander of U.S. European Command; a Rhodes Scholar 
  • Abizaid, John P. (Gen.) - Commander of Central Command (CENTCOM) 
  • Abramowitz, Morton I. - former Ambassador to Thailand (1978-1981) and Turkey (1989-1991)
  • Ahearn, William Edward - former executive editor at The Associated Press (AP)
  • Albright, Madeleine K. - former Secretary of State (1997-2001); former Ambassador to UN (1993-1997) 
  • Allen, Lew Jr. (Gen.) - former Air Force Chief of Staff (1978-1982); director of National Security Agency (1973-1977) 
  • Allen, Richard V. - former National Security Advisor (1981-1982) 
  • Alter, Jonathan H. - senior editor and editor of Newsweek
  • Anderson, John B. (R-IL) - former member of House of Representatives (1961-1981); ran for President as independent in 1980
  • Augustine, Norman R. - former Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin
  • Babbitt, Bruce - former Secretary of the Interior (1993-2001); former Governor of Arizona (1978-1987) 
  • Baker, Stewart A. - Assistant Secretary for Policy for the Department of Homeland Security (2005-present)
  • Bartholomew, Reginald - former Ambassador to NATO, Spain, Italy, and Lebanon
  • Berman, Howard L. (D-CA) - House of Representatives (1983-present)
  • Bewkes, Jeffrey - president and chief operating officer of Time Warner, Inc.; former CEO of Home Box Office (HBO)
  • Britton, Dennis A. - former editor-in-chief of Denver Post and Chicago Sun-Times 
  • Brzezinski, Zbigniew - former National Security Advisor (1977-1981); co-founder of Trilateral Commission
  • Cabranes, Jose A. - federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1994-present) 
  • Carlucci, Frank C. - former Chairman of the Carlyle Group; former Secretary of Defense (1987-1989); former National Security Advisor (1986-1987); former Deputy Director of CIA (1978-1981) 
  • Carter, James Earl "Jimmy" - former President of the U.S. (1977-1981); awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 2002
  • Chase, Anthony R. - Deputy Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Clinton, William Jefferson "Bill" - former President of the U.S. (1993-2001); a Rhodes Scholar 
  • de Rothschild, Lynn Forester - married to Evelyn de Rothschild (former chairman of N.M. Rothschild and Sons) 
  • Dimon, James - Chief Executive Officer of JP Morgan Chase
  • Dodd, Christopher J. (D-CT) - U.S. Senator (1981-present)  
  •   Draper, William H. III - former president and chairman of Export-Import Bank (1981-1986); a member of Skull and Bones 
  • Eberhart, Ralph E. (Gen., USAF) - former Commander of Northern Command and NORAD (2000-2004) 
  • Ford, Gerald R. - former President of the United States (1974-1977)
  • Fuld, Richard S. Jr. - Chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers
  • Geithner, Timothy F. - President of Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Gingrich, Newton L "Newt'(R-Georgia) - former Speaker of the House 
  • Greenspan, Alan - former Chairman of the Federal Reserve System (1987-2006); married to Andrea Mitchell 
  • Haass, Richard N. - President of the Council on Foreign Relations; also a Rhodes Scholar 
  • Hamilton, Lee H. (D-Indiana) - former member of House of Rep. (1965-1999); former Vice-Chairman of 9/11 Commission 
  • Jackson, Jesse L. Sr. - founder and President of Rainbow-PUSH Coalition 
  • Kerry, John F. (D-Mass.) - U.S. Senator (1985-present); member of Skull & Bones; ran for president in 2004
This is only a few of many who are in prominent positions. Many of the former Presidents of the U.S. have been members of CFR. In 1954, Senator William Jenner warned against the "establishment", and organizations like the CFR, saying in a speech,
"Today the path to total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people.... Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government, a bureaucratic elite which believes our Constitution is outmoded and is sure that it is the winning side.... All the strange developments in foreign policy agreements may be traced to this group who are going to make us over to suit their pleasure.... This political action group has its own local political support organizations, its own pressure groups, its own vested interests, its foothold within our government, and its own propaganda apparatus."

There are other organizations in collaboration with the CFR such as the Trilateral Commission, Skull and Bones, The Club of Rome, and many others. 

Now that Obama has been in for almost a full term, and has broken practically every promise made while campaigning in 2008, the call from the right has been to throw this rascal out, and to replace him with Romney. Romney, however, will only continue the policies of Obama and Bush before him.

An article at Natural describes the policies that will continue under Romney: is what Obamney (Romney) believes in, based on his actions and voting record:• Big, bigger and even BIGGER government! The bigger the government, the better.• GMOs: Obamney is a huge supporter of Monsanto and the biotech industry that produces genetically modified seeds. He wants all Americans to eat foods laced with pesticides grown by the crops themselves! This is all part of the mass poisoning plan to keep America sick and incapable of resisting tyranny.• Trillion-dollar banker bailouts! Obamney was put into power by the Goldman Sachs banking elite, of course, and he wants to keep handing over trillions of dollars to his master while driving the average hard-working American into total debt slavery.• Continued government raids on raw milk farmers and food distribution centers: Obamney is an enemy of food freedom and farm freedom, and he can’t wait to use the power of the federal government to imprison a few more Amish dairy farmers.• Socialized medicine: Obamney believes in taking away free choice, putting in place a Big Pharma monopoly over health care, and forcing Americans to buy health insurance even if they don’t want it! This traps everyone in a system of broken medicine that doesn’t even promote wellness.• Endless wars: Obamney is a huge fan of keeping America involved in endless wars, even if it means fabricating a fictional enemy concept — “terrorism” — to justify it. The military industrial complex, after all, pulls Obamney’s strings.• Vaccines: Obamney is a staunch advocate of endless vaccinations for the entire population. It’s part of his strategy to inject cancer-causing stealth viruses into the population at large (, thereby keeping America diseased and medically enslaved.• Gun confiscation: Obamney is a huge fan of gun confiscation, because the worst thing for a corrupt government is for citizens to have their own individual power. That’s why Obamney wants to criminalize private gun ownership and concentrate firepower in the hands of the government’s most corrupt “loose cannon” departments: ATF, DEA and soon even the TSA. It’s so much easier to terrorize and oppress the population when they can’t shoot back.• Runaway national debt leading to financial collapse: Perhaps the worst thing about Obamney is that he wants to keep spending America into financial ruin. This is actually being done by design so that his bankster masters can then buy up all the assets at pennies on the dollar, leaving American small business owners and wage workers living in abject poverty.

While I'm not positive as to who will be President in 2012, it seems that the Establishment is setting Romney up to take over the Teleprompter reading. He has apparently attended the recent Bilderberg meeting in Chantilly Virginia. (Henry Kissinger also attended the same meeting) Romney was also called "President Romney" by VP Joe Biden when he appeared on Meet the Press.

Romney has campaigned promising smaller government, and fiscal responsibility, but hasn't every other President since Carter? Haven't all of them, both Democrat and Republican alike promised to clean up the government, and throw insiders out of the White House?

Let's look back to Jimmy Carter. When he was rallying in Boston back in 1976 he promised to throw the insiders from public office saying:
" The people of this country know from bitter experience that we are not going to get these changes merely by shifting around the same group of insiders....  The insiders have had their chance and they have not delivered."
Although he made this promise, he certainly refrained from naming any of these insiders, nor did he identify any of the organizational ties they had. After he was elected however, he eagerly named Cy Vance (a CFR member) as Secretary of State, and Zbigniew Brzezinski (CFRmember  and Trilateral Commission co-founder ) as Head of National Security!

Carter also chose CFR member Walter Mondale as his running mate. There were a total of 284 CFR members that held positions in the Carter administration. Jimmy Carter himself was a Trilateral Commission member as far back as 1973. During his years in office there was an increase in foreign auto imports, primarily from Japan, and the near collapse of the Chrysler Corporation in 1979. Also during these years was the creation of the Mujahadin as well as the recruiting and grooming of CIA asset Osama Bin Laden to push the Russians from Afghanistan.

What about Ronald Reagan? When he was campaigning for President in 1980, he attacked Carter's foreign policy because he had Trilateral Commission members in office. In a New York Times article on Feb. 8, 1980 the article reported "19 key members of the administration are or have been members of the Trilateral Commission.... all of these people come out of an international economic-industrial organization with a pattern of thinking on world affairs."

After exposing these insiders however, Reagan replaced his campaign manager with longtime CFR member William J. Casey, having won the primaries. Casey favored policies dangerous to America's independence. After winning the nomination, Reagan announced Insider and Skull & Bones member George Bush as his running mate. (He was also a former member of the Trilateral Commision, but "resigned" shortly before). George Bush had recieved  contributions from members of the Rockefeller family, including David Rockefeller himself.

At Reagan's "Prelude to Victory" party, a photo was taken showing David Rockefeller at his right side. Rockefeller was both the Leader of the CFR, and Founder of the Trilateral Commission! Attending the party as well was Henry Kissinger and many other CFR and TC members. So much for throwing out the insiders.

Under Reagans Administration there were 257 CFR members serving as U.S. government officials, according to a CFR annual report.

While in office Reagan gave U.S. taxpayer money to international banks to bailout Poland. Also during his Presidency tens of millions of U.S. dollars went to the industrialization of communist countries, while manufacturing was declining in the U.S.

Although the propaganda from Hannity and Fox News now days calls the Reagan years the years of  massive budget cuts, nothing could be more inaccurate. Reagan's fiscal 1982 budget was $40 billion more than his 1981 budget. By the end of 1982 the figure was $70 billion over 1982's budget. The deficit related to it had soared to $110 billion.

Reagan's campaign promised to abolish the Department of Education and Energy, but they are still here.

I could continue to show the same trends under Bush Sr., Clinton, Bush Jr., and now Obama.

The "rascals" may change, but the policies destroying our nation move ever forward.

So, why is it that Americans continue to fall for the Left-Right Paradigm? Why are we now calling for another insider (Romney) to replace the current insider and loyal teleprompter reader Barack Obama?

Even Libertarians Ron and Rand Paul seem to have joined the right side of the two headed-one party system, leaving the Tea Party movement and Liberty lovers everywhere wondering what is happening to the two men that once rejected the neocon republicans, and who called the two party system the same party?

Americans need to stand up and reject this controlling party system. We need to demand a system that will allow for real choices. We need a system where candidates can be chosen based on what they stand for, and we need laws that forbid representatives to be members of secret organizations and organizations that undermine the sovereignty of the U.S. and our Constitution.

Until that day comes, we will continue to be ruled by the teleprompter of the Elites.

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