They Made a Killing

FLASHBACK – (Slate) – Did people who knew about secret, CIA-led coups use that information to game the stock market?

In 1951, Jacobo Árbenz Gúzman became Guatemala’s second democratically elected president. Árbenz’s authoritarian predecessors had been very sympathetic to American business interests, particularly those of the United Fruit Co. (now Chiquita), which had bought up land titles on the cheap from Guatemala’s corrupt elite for its ever-expanding banana empire. Once in office, Presidente Árbenz sought to take it all back, nationalizing UFC’s Guatemalan assets and redistributing them to the poor.

But UFC had friends in very high places—the assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs, John Moor Cabot, was the brother of UFC President Thomas Cabot. The secretary of state himself, John Foster Dulles, had done legal work for UFC, and his brother Allen Dulles was director of the CIA and also on UFC’s board. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, we now know that the various Cabots and Dulleses had a series of top-secret meetings in which they decided that Árbenz had to go and sponsored a coup that drove Árbenz from office in 1954.

With a U.S. puppet back in the president’s mansion, UFC’s profits were safe. But it appears the company wasn’t the only beneficiary of this Cold War cloak-and-dagger diplomacy: A recent study by economists Arindrajit Dube, Ethan Kaplan, and Suresh Naidu argues that those in on the planning process also profited handsomely. By tracking the stock prices of UFC and other politically vulnerable firms in the months leading up to CIA-staged coups in Guatemala, Chile, Cuba, and Iran, the researchers provide evidence that someone—perhaps one of the Dulleses, Cabots, or others in the know—was trading stocks based on classified information of these coups-in-the-making. Continue reading

Video: Former CIA Analyst David MacMichael – 8 Days Till Armageddon? – The Alex Jones Show

Alex talks with David MacMichael, a former CIA analyst who also served as an analyst for the National Intelligence Council from 1981-1983. MacMichael resigned from the CIA in July 1983 because he felt the Agency was misrepresenting intelligence for political reasons. He is a member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, founding member of Association of National Security Alumni and the Association for Responsible Dissent, and an outspoken critic of the Iraq War. Mr. MacMichael talks with Alex about the impending attack on Iran. Continue reading

Video: Paul Craig Roberts – America is Truly being Destroyed by Design – The Alex Jones Show

Alex also talks with Paul Craig Roberts about his article, The Ecstasy of Empire, and his latest book, How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds. Alex also covers the latest news and takes your calls. Continue reading

Video: Israeli attack coming, World War 3? – Wayne Madsen

(RussiaToday) – Former US envoy to the United Nations says Israel has until August 21st to attack Iran’s nuclear sites. This is before Russia finalizes its shipment of nuclear fuel to Iran. So is an Israeli attack forthcoming? Wayne Madsen says that if there is an attack, multiple nations would join and there could be a major war ahead. Continue reading

Video: Max Keiser – The American Empire is Done! – The Alex Jones Show

Alex also welcomes back to the show film-maker, broadcaster and former broker and options trader, Max Keiser. Max is the host of On the Edge, a program of news and analysis, and also hosts Keiser Report, a financial tabloid. He formerly hosted The Oracle with Max Keiser on BBC World News and previously produced and appeared regularly on the TV series People & Power on the Al-Jazeera English network. In addition to his broadcasting work, Keiser is known for his invention of “Virtual Specialist Technology,” a software system used by the Hollywood Stock Exchange. Alex also welcomes a special guest, to be announced later in the show. Continue reading

American Propaganda – Timothy V. Gatto

(PeoplesVoice) – When will the people of this nation understand that those they trust to guide them and protect them have nothing but contempt for them? Everyday there are people who have no work and have used up their 99 weeks of unemployment insurance, they are called the 99%’rs. Every day the people of this nation look into their television sets and hear the propaganda of a nation that is hell-bent on empire because they fear their own imminent collapse. This won’t affect the trans-national corporate hierarchy; they will just move to another country, it’s all the same to them. There is no patriotism and no loyalty to the United States among those that sit on the mantle of power.

The majority of Americans are decent, hard-working people, but they are none the less… stooges. They have been indoctrinated from birth to believe in a set of core values that are designed to keep them subservient and docile. They are the victims of propaganda that emanates from the government and the corporate media, designed to lead them to believe that we are “defending democracy” even though we have no real democracy of our own. Continue reading

Public Enemy Number One, The American Press – Stealing America’s Freedoms Like A Thief In The Night… – Gordon Duff

(VeteransVoice) – It’s 2010 and a few members of congress have noted that we have a corruption problem in Afghanistan.  Over a period of 9 years. $2.4 trillion dollars has been stolen with a dozen enquiries, dozens of reports, audits, all saying the same thing.  The “war on terror” was more “pickpocketing” and not so much “Osama bin Waldo.”  It’s 2010 and reports are trickling in that, just maybe, terrorist mastermind Osama has been dead for years and years.  More reports tell us, finally, that he never ran a terror organization at all.   For years, all those threats from a dead man.  What a pack of fools we are.

Remember Pat Tillman, the brave soldier, great athlete and hero?  The press told us he was killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.  Then the rumors came out that it was “friendly fire.”  Now we know the truth or do we?  There is a movie about Tillman coming out.  How much will it tell?  Tillman, not just an athlete but a very bright guy, had picked up on the fact that Afghanistan was a total scam and was talking about it.  The administration ordered Tillman’s murder.  Pat Tillman was executed.  Enough high ranking members of the Bush administration and the military were involved in the cover up that, in any real democracy, not only jails would be filling but the execution dock as well.  Murder is a capitol crime.  Those involved in Tillman’s murder should be executed, no matter who they are.  We are talking about every conspirator and members of the press who helped “spin” the tale. Continue reading

MSM: It was never suicide, says Dr Kelly’s cousin as family finally breaks silence

(DailyMail) – A close relative of Dr David Kelly broke the family’s silence yesterday to voice fears that he was murdered.  Wendy Wearmouth said she found it ‘incredibly unlikely’ that he committed suicide and suggested he was assassinated.  She said that committing suicide would have been ‘totally against his whole way of being’. Read More Here

Video: Police Camera Pans Away As Officers Beat Suspect

(LiveLeak) – Denver officials are deeply divided over the proper level of punishment for a police officer who was seen on video tackling and beating a 23-year-old man who was doing nothing but talking on a telephone outside a LoDo nightclub.

The video of Officer Devin Sparks repeatedly hitting Michael DeHerrera of Denver with a department-issued piece of metal wrapped in leather, picking him up roughly and More..slamming a car door on his ankle has prompted Independent Monitor Richard Rosenthal to push for the firing of Sparks and Corporal Randy Murr. Video Link Here

Sugar Beets: Monsanto Wins Again

See Also: (ActivistPost) – Federal Judge Revokes USDA Approval Of Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Sugar BeetsRead More Here

(Infowars) – Last Friday a federal judge imposed a nationwide ban on GMO sugar beets and it was overturned the next business day.  Sugar beets comprise 50% of the sugar used in US food, and 95% of the sugar beets grown in the US are GMO.  It is the jurisdiction of the US Department of Agriculture to determine whether plants are environmentally safe; this case is about whether the plants can cross pollinate (by wind, insects, etc) and contaminate other plants.  This could have cost Monsanto billions of dollars. Continue reading

Weather Wars and the Devil’s HAARP

See Also: (RFERL) – Russian Scholar Warns Of ‘Secret’ U.S. Climate Change WeaponRead More Here

“The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exits” — J. Edgar Hoover

(ActivistPost) – The weather forces of Earth are volatile indeed.   Even in the human era we have passed through cataclysmic times of both fire and ice, destruction and rebirth; recorded throughout the world in legends and religious texts. Are the current weather events part of that natural wave pattern of upheaval and stability, man-made global warming, a cyclical eruption of the sun, or are there clear manufactured patterns emerging?

The HAARP project has been shrouded in secrecy and speculation since its inception.  Despite recent high-profile attempts to access its inner workings, only more questions continue to emerge. Conclusions about its operational capacity are those that have caused a drift toward “conspiracy theory.”  Defense operations have quite a history of harebrained boondoggle schemes that never become operational. However, weather modification (and weaponization) has been consistently discussed and researched by the military and the Elite to a level that indicates there is something worth pursuing.  Let us look at a few things we know for certain: Continue reading

MSM: US breast cancer drug decision ‘marks start of death panels’

(Telegraph) – A decision to rescind endorsement of the drug would reignite the highly charged debate over US health care reform and how much the state should spend on new and expensive treatments.

Avastin, the world’s best selling cancer drug, is primarily used to treat colon cancer and was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2008 for use on women with breast cancer that has spread.

It costs $8,000 (£5,000) a month and is given to about 17,500 women in the US a year. The drug was initially approved after a study found that, by preventing blood flow to tumours, it extended the amount of time until the disease worsened by more than five months. However, two new studies have shown that the drug may not even extend life by an extra month. Read entire article

Obama, the one-term president

Q: Will Barack Obama be a one-term president?

A: Yes, he might last that long.

(Politico) – Recently, President Obama decided he had to weigh in on the controversy surrounding the proposed construction of a Muslim community center and mosque near ground zero in New York.

It is a controversy Obama could have ducked (he had been doing so for weeks), but he finally decided he needed to lend his voice and the weight of the presidency to speaking out for what is right.

So on Friday night, he said: “As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan in accordance with local laws and ordinances.”

See what I mean about not getting it? Full story here.

Video: Ban Ki-moon’s Top Advisor – Scientific Elite Should Spearhead Global Population Control

(PrisonPlanet) – Randomly pick a globalist scholar, one that is celebrated by academia and government alike, and you’ll find a can of worms under the crust, to be sure.

While reading a panel discussion on “achieving the MDGs by 2015: Preparing for the 2010 UN MDG Summit”, I stumbled upon recent remarks made by professor of health policy and management and director of the Columbia University based Earth Institute, Mr. Jeffrey Sachs. He stressed urgent need for population reduction. The person in charge of transcribing the discussion, made the following note: Continue reading

In Supporting The Ground Zero Mosque, Barack Obama Falls On His Sword

(PaulWatson) – With President Barack Obama’s political dynasty already on life support, his decision to publicly back the hugely unpopular building of a Muslim mosque near Ground Zero confirms that Obama, or rather the advisors that pull his strings, have decided to commit political suicide and cut him loose from the Washington power structure, with the hope of fooling Americans with another establishment Republican as a legitimate alternative in 2012.

This issue isn’t about whether you believe the official story that 19 Muslims carried out 9/11, nor is it really about whether or not a mosque should be built near Ground Zero.

Constitutionally speaking of course, the government has no business whatsoever interfering in religion or private property rights under the First Amendment, which states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

However, the important facet of this issue is not really about the rights and wrongs of the mosque, it’s about Obama politically choosing to lend support to something that he knows full well is vitriolically opposed by the vast majority of Americans. Continue reading

BP Oil Gusher

(MSNBC) – Video: Feds getting “tremendous pushback from scientific community” over disappearing oil – View Video Here

(IntelHub) – Video: Fisherman and Families know Gulf Seafood is unsafe, DEMAND Dispersants stop being sprayed! – Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Relief Wells Delayed … New Tests Show “Gap” in Oil “Well Column” Causing Loss of Pressure … Does the Government Have ANY IDEA What It’s Doing?

An oil and gas industry veteran with 30 years experience who goes by the alias Fishgrease gave a pretty good recap of BP and the government’s record of failure in capping the oil well: Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Gulf Shrimpers Find Oil In Reopened Fishing Areas. Governnment Says “Shut Up”. Sierra Club Alleges Areas Were Solely Reopened to Limit BP’s Liability – Read More Here

(Truthout) – Uncovering the Lies That Are Sinking the Oil

The rampant use of toxic dispersants, out-of-state private contractors being brought in to spray them and US Coast Guard complicity are common stories now in the four states most affected by BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

Commercial and charter fishermen, residents and members of BP’s Vessels Of Opportunity (VOO) program in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have spoken with Truthout about their witnessing all of these incidents. Read More Here

(CNN) – Gulf oil traces spread east on sea floor, researchers say – Read More Here

(WashingtonPost) – Georgia scientists: Gulf oil not gone, 80 pct remains – Read More Here

(FloridaOilSpillLaw) – “Purple looking jelly stuff, three feet thick, floating all over, as wide as a football field” says former BP cleanup worker – Read More Here

(Reuters) – Gulf fishermen: oil tainted our waters, our trust

Some U.S. Gulf Coast fishermen say they have caught crabs with black-stained gills and others report seeing fish and marine life gathering strangely on the sea surface following the massive BP Plc oil spill.

They fear these abnormalities could point to a lasting and potentially devastating impact on their fishing grounds and livelihoods from the world’s worst offshore oil accident, and they say BP and the government may be downplaying the issue. Read More Here

Video: dead fish all over the east coast, lack of oxygen from gulf disaster – Continue reading

Economy

(GlobalResearch) – Accountability and Transparency in the World of Big Money: Banks too Big to Fail and too Big to Jail – Danny Schechter – Read More Here

(GRTV) – Video: Russia Today – Could China Already Be World’s Largest Economy? – Michel Chossudovsky – Video Link Here

(TheHill) – Dems may use food-stamp money to pay for Michelle Obama’s nutrition initiative – Read More Here

(SmartTrend) – Video: News Update – China Favors Euro Over Dollar as Bernanke Alters Path August 16, 2010 – Video Link Here

(BusinessInsider) – China Slashes U.S. Government Bond Holdings By The Largest Amount Ever – Read More Here

(Infowars) – Deceptive Economic Statistics: While the economists lied the US economy died – Paul Craig Roberts

If the government and Bloomberg had announced that industrial production fell by 1.0% in July, would the stock market have risen 104 points on August 17? Read More Here

(WashExam) – Tom Fitton: Why is Washington ignoring its biggest corruption scandal?

Too few in Washington have been digging into the scandals behind the collapse of the “government-sponsored entities” (GSE’s) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and their role in helping trigger the global financial crisis.

Their collapse has cost taxpayers $146 billion thus far. Freddie Mac sought an additional $1.8 billion in taxpayer support just last week. There is no end in sight, as the Obama administration, through executive fiat, has placed no upper limit on the taxpayer liability for these two monstrosities. Read More Here

Climategate

(CanadaFreePress) – Why Warming Is Falsely Reported When World Is Cooling

Finally, a weather person has mentioned the word “blocking” when talking about the heat and fires in Moscow. It’s a natural event as the world shifts from the warming trend of the 1990s to a cooling trend since 2000. Distortion of reality about global temperatures continues with warming claims while Western North America, most of Eurasia and large areas of the southern hemisphere report below normal temperatures. It’s been the coldest summer on record north of 80°N latitude and rate of sea ice melt continues to decrease. Read More Here

(CanadaFreePress) – Top Climate Scientists Speak out on the Satellitegate Scandal

US Government admits global warming satellite sensors “degraded” – temperatures may be out by 10-15 degrees. Now five satellites in controversy. Top scientists speak out. Read More Here

(FinancialPost-Opinion) – Legal verdict: Manmade global warming science doesn’t withstand scrutiny

A cross examination of global warming science conducted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Law and Economics has concluded that virtually every claim advanced by global warming proponents fails to stand up to scrutiny. Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (WND) – Gore boasts: ‘Global governance’ coming with carbon tax

Tells conference U.S. responding to warming threat with ‘cap-and-trade’ Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (WND) – History of climate gets ‘erased’ online – More than 5,000 entries tailored to hype global-warming agenda – Read More Here

(Guardian) – Climate scientists in race to predict where natural disaster will strike next

Conference in Boulder will step up world’s efforts to establish an early warning system for extreme weather events – Read More Here

(Co2Insanity) – The Arctic is not melting

The “warmers’ are such an amazing propaganda machine. Joseph Goebbels, the king of Nazi propaganda, surely would feel like a proud papa were he to return from his well deserved visit to Hell Read More Here

(SifyNews) – Cold wave kills six million fish in Bolivia

At least six million fish have died in three rivers of Bolivia due to the intense cold wave sweeping through the country in the past few weeks.

This is an ‘environmental catastrophe’ brought on by the lowest temperatures registered in Santa Cruz in nearly half a century, Gov. Ruben Costas told reporters. Read More Here

(ABCNews) – Sceptics to challenge climate science in court

The New Zealand Climate Science Coalition has accused the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research of tampering with official weather records to make the case for global warming. Read More Here

Video

(CharlieVLog) – Video: OFFENDED – Continue reading

World War

(GlobalResearch) – The UN Security Council Regime of Tribunals and Sanctions: A Smokescreen for Military Seizure of Regions and Resources – Read More Here

(StopNATO) – U.S.-China Crisis: From “Gunboat Diplomacy” to Confrontation – Rick Rozoff – Read More Here

(DefenseTech) – Israel Places Order For 20 F-35s; U.S. Picks Up The Tab – Read More Here

(TheUglyTruth) – The Man With The Israeli Accent–USS LIBERTY Survivor’s Life Threatened by Mossad on American Soil While Uncle Sam Yawns

One would think that in this–the post 9/11 age–that a direct, face-to-face threat against the life of a decorated American war hero by someone claiming to be an agent working for a Middle Eastern country tied to previous acts of terrorism against the US would rouse some concern.

That is of course, unless the country from which this foreign agent hails is Israel and the war hero being threatened is a survivor of the USS LIBERTY, attacked by the Jewish state in 1967, leading to the deaths of 34 American servicemen. Read More Here

(AlJazeera) – Nuclear inspection of Israel sought

Arab nations have urged Washington and several other nuclear powers to push for inspections of Israel’s nuclear programme, diplomats have told the Associated Press news agency.

In a letter sent ahead of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meeting scheduled for September, the Arab League also sought support for a resolution that calls on Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Read More Here

Afghanistan

(BBC) – Video: Afghan Pres Gives ‘Contractors’ 4 Months To Get Out of Afghanistan! – Video Link Here

(NewsCore) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange describes possibility of casualties as ‘acceptable risk’

Any US and allied casualties that result from the publication of classified Afghan war documents would be an acceptable risk, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said today,, saying “such information is also likely to save a great many lives.” Read More Here

(CNN) – Poll: Opposition to Iraq, Afghanistan wars reach all time high

Two-thirds of Americans favor President Obama’s plan to remove combat troops from Iraq by the end of the month as opposition to the war in that country, as well as the one in Afghanistan, has climbed to new highs. Read More Here

Iraq

(RawStory) – Soldiers with PTSD dismissed, told they have ‘personality disorder’

At the height of the Iraq war, the Army routinely dismissed hundreds of soldiers for having a personality disorder when they were more likely suffering from the traumatic stresses of war, discharge data suggests.

Under pressure from Congress and the public, the Army later acknowledged the problem and drastically cut the number of soldiers given the designation. But advocates for veterans say an unknown number of troops still unfairly bear the stigma of a personality disorder, making them ineligible for military health care and other benefits. Read More Here

(LewRockwell) – Will the US Really Pull Out of Iraq? – Eric Margolis – Read More Here

Iran

(Guardian) – Iran details plans for new mountain nuke sites – Read More Here

(SteveWatson) – Video: Former Pakistani Intel Chief Fears World War Three Is Imminent – View More Here

(AFP) – Iran says to unveil array of weapons next week

Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Tuesday that Iran will unveil next week an array of weapons, including missiles, speedboats and a long range drone, the ISNA news agency reported. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Neocon Bolton Renews Call for Israel to Bomb Iran

Last Friday the former interim UN ambassador during the Bush administration went on Fox News and warned that if Israel did not conduct a bombing raid against Iran’s nuclear energy program within a few days, the window of opportunity would be lost. Bolton made his comment following a report last week that Russia will begin loading nuclear fuel at Iran’s Bushehr reactor on July 21. Read More Here

(SodaHead) – Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton Says Russia Helping Iran Ready for 8/21/10 Deadline for Israeli Attack!

Iranian reactor has touched off a countdown to a point of no return, a deadline by which Israel would have to launch an attack on Iran’s Bushehr reactor before it becomes effectively “immune” to any assault, says former Bush administration U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton. Read More Here

REPOST(InfoClearingHouse) – How Would Iran Respond to US Attack?

This is the first time that a high-ranking U.S. official has spoken about the existence of military plans to prevent the Islamic Republic from crossing the nuclear threshold. There is considerable evidence that Mullen’s frank statement, coupled with the Obama Administration’s increasingly hostile and dismissive attitude towards Iran, and reinforced by the fourth round of United Nations sanctions imposed in June (followed by even harsher unilateral sanctions imposed by both the European Union and the United States), has radically altered the Tehran regime’s strategic calculations on the possibility of a military confrontation with the United States. Read More Here

(MSNBC) – Video: War With Iran – Scott Ritter – View Video Here

Palestine

(GritTV) – Video: USA criminalises giving humanitarian aid to Gaza – View Video Here

(PressTV) – Video: Israel threatens to kill Lebanese Women on Gaza aid ship – View Video Here

(ABCKITV) – Flotilla Survivor Criticizes Israelis

Retired U.S. Army colonel turned peace activist Ann Wright is back home in Hawaii. On May 31, she took part in a flotilla attempting to run an Israeli blockade to take humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza.
“I went on the flotilla because I had been to Gaza three times in 2009 after the Israeli attack and had seen the conditions there. To go on the flotilla was another way to bring attention to the international community about the plight of Palestinians. It’s immoral and illegal to have blockades like this as collective punishment on people,” Wright said. Read More Here

(TruthDig) – Formalizing Israel’s Land Grab

Time is running out for Israel. And the Israeli government knows it. The Jewish Diaspora, especially the young, has a waning emotional and ideological investment in Israel. The demographic boom means that Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories will soon outnumber Jews. And Israel’s increasing status as a pariah nation means that informal and eventually formal state sanctions against the country are probably inevitable. Read More Here

(IsraelNationalNews) – New Flotilla to Challenge IDF Off Gaza Coast

Former British MP and longtime anti-Israel activist George Galloway has announced that a new international flotilla from Britain, Morocco and Qatar will set sail for Gaza on September 18 with the aim of breaking Israel’s naval blockade on Hamas. Read More Here