Video: Keiser Report №70 – Markets! Finance! Scandal!

This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at post anti-Americanism and crouching assets, hidden wealth in China. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Jon Thorisson in Iceland about his campaign against Magma Energy and about the resistance of the Icelandic people to IMF measures. Continue reading

Economy

(Bloomberg) – China Drains Obama Stimulus Meant for U.S. Economy – The global economy is like fried ice cream: If you don’t act fast, it turns into a mess – Read More Here

(Breitbart) – Video: Chaos Erupts in California as Over-Taxed Residents Express Outrage

The city of Bell, CA has recently been exposed for having corrupt and overpaid city officials receiving salaries larger than the President of the United States. Residents who have recently learned they were over-taxed to pay for the government workers took control of a City Council meeting and demanded resignations. View Video Here

(GoldSeek) – US Prepares For Gold Standard – Read More Here

(NeithercorpPress) – The Purpose Behind Engineered Economic Collapse – “From now on, depressions will be scientifically created.” — Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh Sr. , 1913 – Read More Here

(McClatchy) – Thousands apply for jobs at California McDonalds restaurants – Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Deceptive Economic Statistics – While the economists lied the US economy died – Paul Craig Roberts – Read More Here

(USAToday) – Communities print their own currency to keep cash flowing – Read More Here

(Reuters) – US Says Bankruptcies Reach Nearly 5-Year High

U.S. bankruptcy filings have reached the highest level since 2005, government data released on Tuesday show, as the economy slows and the unemployment rate hovers just below double digits. Read More Here

(Spiegel) – Tensions Rise in Greece as Austerity Measures Backfire

The austerity measures that were supposed to fix Greece’s problems are dragging down the country’s economy. Stores are closing, tax revenues are falling and unemployment has hit an unbelievable 70 percent in some places. Frustrated workers are threatening to strike back. Read More Here

(CommonDreams) – Death and Joblessness: How Suicide Dogs the Long-Term Unemployed – Read More Here

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

AS BANKS SETTLE FRAUD COMPLAINTS, WHAT HAS REALLY BEEN SETTLED IN THE CONFLICT WITH THE BANKSTERS? Read More Here

(WebOfDebt) – Axing the Bankers’ Money Tree: Homeowners’ Rebellion against Wall Street – Ellen Brown

Recent Rulings Could Shield 62 Million Homes from Foreclosure Read More Here

(MailOnline) – Green taxes could treble by 2020, costing taxpayers more than £16billion a year – Read More Here

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

Mao, Blood-Lust and The Scientific Dictatorship

(PrisonPlanet) – “They (the Gods) all want me to give them something to drink. They have worked well for me. They have helped me. Now they are all hot. They’re thirsty. They want to drink. They want to drink blood. Then I drink blood. I swallow it. I give it to them. And that quiets them. That calms them. That refreshes them...”

From La Psychologie religieuse des Achumawi: Description of an ancient sacrificial rite performed by an Achomawi-shaman.

In their June, 2010 magazine-issue, the Dutch Central Bank portrayed mass-murderer Mao Zedong arrogantly on the cover. By blatantly depicting the mass-murderer’s face the Bankers not only dance on the graves of the dictator’s victims, they’re dancing on the graves of their own victims- as Mao was directly put in power by the global bankers. Besides being directly responsible for the murder of at least 20 million people, Mao was also in the habit of kidnapping, raping en murdering young women for his royal pleasure. These historical facts have not deterred the Dutch Central Bank.

This is just one example of the unbridled hubris with which the banks throw their blood-lust in your face. But the blood-lust is more than lust. It’s a belief-system, a cult, that has infiltrated politics, economics, military and, last but not least, science. Continue reading

Video: Keiser Report №65 – Markets! Finance! Scandal!

(RussiaToday) – This time Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the latest scandals of box office manipulation in China, $9 billion missing in Iraq and contango in commodities. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Internet sensation George Hemminger about his experience with financial collapse in America. Continue reading

Video: Chinese Poor locked up at night

(AlJazeera) – Gated villages in China have always been symbols of affluence; spaces where the rich protected themselves from criminals and other undesirables.

But between eleven at night and dawn, the poor in Beijing are being locked inside their neighbourhoods at night.

Chinese officials calls the project “sealed management” and claim the measure helps reduce crime. Continue reading

Is Communism the New Capitalism? Six Fortune 500 Companies Move HQ to China

(ActivistPost) – The boat is leaving for China. Disney, Kraft Foods, and four more Fortune 500 companies are on board to move their Headquarters to Shanghai.

The mass exodus of American companies which will surely take thousands of jobs with them, is now commencing with mind-twisting irony. Apparently, America is no longer capitalistic enough to invest in, even for U.S-based companies. Continue reading

Video: The Watson Report – The Real Agenda Behind Cybersecurity

In this special video report for Prison Planet.tv members, Paul Joseph Watson explains why the real agenda behind cybersecurity is political oppression and the death of free speech on the Internet, and how the entire globe is now implementing Chinese style censorship policies to change the nature of the world wide web as we know it forever. Continue reading

24 multinationals move HQ to Shanghai

(CNTN) – 24 multinational companies, have decided to move their regional headquarters to Shanghai, including 6 Fortune 500 companies such as Vale, Walt Disney and Kraft Foods.

This will push the total number of companies with regional headquarters in Shanghai to nearly 300. Nearly 500 have regional research and development centers there. Read entire article

Lieberman’s Model For America: Purging The Internet of Dissent

(PaulWatson) – When Senator Joe Lieberman attempted to justify draconian legislation that would provide President Obama with a figurative kill switch to shut down parts of the Internet, he cited the Chinese system of Internet policing as model which America should move towards. Continue reading

UN’s World Population Day 2010: Beijing Announces Measures to Stop “Unauthorized Births”

(Infowars) – Via news outlet the Global Times, the Chinese State laments the “issue of unauthorized births” in light of the UN’s stated goal of “efficient population control.”

The UN’s World population Day, July 11, was originally set up in 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programma to “raise awareness of global population issues.”

“The theme of this year’s 21st World Population Day”, mentions the article, “is “Everyone Counts”, and the activities in China will focus on the 2010 population census and emphasize the right to life.”

“In China”, the article goes on to say, “the issue of unauthorized births is at the forefront of its efforts to control the growth of its population as it undermines the country’s family planning policy, or “one-child policy”, which was implemented in 1980.” Continue reading

Video: The World Blowed Up Real Good

(BusinessInsider) – This bit of multimedia art showing nuclear explosions around the world from 1945-1998 is like something from the Farm Film Report on SCTV, with things blowing up “real good”. Incredible and unnerving, especially in years like 1958 and 1962. Video Link Here

Economy

(InternationalForecaster) – Central Banking in Crisis: Some Twenty Countries on the Verge of Insolvency – Bob Chapman

Market Volatility as the Debt Implosion Continues Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Financial Crisis Conducive to Instability of Asia’s Currency Markets: South Korea Imposes Currency Controls – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – “Dying Detroit”:: The Impacts of Globalization. Social Decay and Destruction of an Entire Urban Area – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – The Gold Market: When Will the SEC Prosecute for Market Rigging? – Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Lord Rothschild fund joins World Gold Council to put £12.5m into BullionVault

Tim Levene of Augmentum Capital, a fund backed by Lord Rothschild’s RIT Capital Partners, said the investment was not a bet on the gold price but on “the future growth of the BullionVault platform”, which stores physical gold for private clients in London, New York and Zurich. RIT currently has 9pc of its assets in physical gold. Read More Here

(FoxBusiness) – New Home Sales Fall 33% in May to Record Low

The U.S. housing market is in crisis.

A day after a disappointing read on the market for existing homes, the government said Wednesday that sales of new homes fell to their lowest level on record last month, a potentially crushing blow for an economy that is still looking for its footing. Read More Here

(PragCap) – Russell: This is One of the Largest Tops in Stock Market History

Mr. Russell thinks we might be on the verge of a terrible collapse:
“We’re now in the process of building one of the largest tops in stock market history. The result, I think, will be the most disastrous bear market since the ‘30s, and maybe worse. Read More Here

(VoiceInTheWilderness) – Is America Destined to Starve?

Americans are no longer prepared to take care of their basic needs without the involvement of the federal government. The majority of Americans have relinquished the responsibility of their future survival to bureaucrats. How and when did we, as an intelligent and formerly self-reliant populace, decide to become wards of the state? Read More Here

REPOST – (LATimes) – Video: California city to lay off all city employees, dismantle Police Department – Video Link Here

(Reuters) – World’s rich got richer amid ’09 recession: report

A stock market rebound helped the world’s ranks of millionaires climb 17 percent to 10 million, while their collective wealth surged 19 percent to $39 trillion, nearly recouping losses from the financial crisis, according to the latest Merrill Lynch-Capgemini world wealth report. Read More Here

(DealBook) – Despite U.S. Plea, European Bank Pushes Austerity – Read More Here

Climategate

(RoySpencer) – The Global Warming Inquisition Has Begun – Read More Here

(FinancialTimes) – Obama to push climate change on back of BP spill

Barack Obama will on Wednesday make a renewed push to spur the US Senate into action on climate change, saying the BP oil spill underlines the urgency for the country to lessen its dependence on fossil fuels. Read More Here

MSM: First, China. Next: the Great Firewall of… Australia?

(TimeMagazine) – The concept of government-backed web censorship is usually associated with nations where human rights and freedom of speech are routinely curtailed. But if Canberra’s plans for a mandatory Internet filter go ahead, Australia may soon become the first Western democracy to join the ranks of Iran, China and a handful of other nations where access to the Internet is restricted by the state.

Plans for a mandatory Internet filter have been a long-term subject of controversy since they were first announced by Stephen Conroy, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, in May 2008 as part of an $106 million “cybersafety plan.” The plan’s stated purpose is to protect children when they go online by preventing them from stumbling on illegal material like child pornography. To do this, Conroy’s Ministry has recommended blacking out about 10,000 websites deemed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to be so offensive that they are categorized as ‘RC,’ or Refused Classification. Continue reading

World War

(CounterPunch) – Did the IDF Execute Mavi Marmara Victims?

You want to know why we need independent journalism, and why those of you who are reading this article need to support the publication in which it is appearing and the article in which it originally appeared? Because if you rely for your news on the US corporate media, whether ad-supported or underwriter-supported, you won’t learn that Furkan Dogan, the 19-year-old American citizen slain by Israeli commandos in the raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla May 31, was shot in the back and in the back of the head, as well as multiple times in the face. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – U.S. Soldier Arrested in WikiLeaks Inquiry After Tip From Former Hacker – Read More Here

(Azvsas) – Israel’s Crude Forgery of Tape Backfires

Have a listen to what is very evidently a doctored tape. It is a mark of Netanyahu’s desperation. Leaving aside that Israel had already issued a previous tape of such exchanges without the Auschwitz remark, they now add a ‘go back to Auschwitz’ in a European voice. Read More Here

(VOANews) – IAEA Chief: Iran’s Nuclear Program is ‘Special Case’ – Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Israel Renews Claim Flotilla Activists Linked to al-Qaeda

The Israel Defense Forces revealed on Sunday that five of the pro-Palestinian activists aboard the Turkish-flagged ship it intercepted last week en route to the Gaza Strip have links to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad movements. Read More Here

(DeutschePresse-Agentur) – US says North Korean defiance is obstacle to effective sanctions – Read More Here

(Independent) – Kidnapped by Israel and abandoned by Britain

A British-born al-Jazeera producer recalls his ordeal on the Gaza flotilla

On either side there was tear gas being thrown in from the boats, canisters which they were firing from a sort of gun. One man was shot in the top of the head from the helicopter. He collapsed on the ground. I snatched a microphone from one of the Turkish reporters to say one man had been killed. As I did that another man was shot. Those people died instantly. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – The IAEA: From UN Nuclear Watchdog to US Lapdog – Finian Cunningham

As the United Nations’ nuclear inspections body, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), meets in Vienna later this week to discuss its latest report on Iran, there are signs that Washington is now writing the IAEA’s script. Read More Here

(IrishTimes) – POEM: “What Is Not Allowed” – View Poem Here

(VoiceOfRussia) – Drugs for Europe: Protected by Powerful Western Interests, Afghanistan Heroin Transits Through Kosovo

A Serbian military analyst and an authoritative expert on the situation in Kosovo, Milovan Drecun says that, according to the Europol and Interpol, the largest amount of heroin is delivered to Europe from Afghanistan via Kosovo. According to some estimates, some 65% of all the world’s heroin is channeled through the former Serbian province; while 90% of all drugs that reach Europe are shipped via Kosovo.

According to the Canadian detective Stewart Kellock, the Albanian drug mafia operates with the connivance of the United States. Mr. Kellock said in an interview that US diplomats prevent the detention in Kosovo of notorious drug traffickers. Read More Here

(DailyFinance) – Chinese Invasion: ‘Red Dawn’ Remake Has Cultural Critics Up in Arms

On the surface, the new Red Dawn is a close remake of the original, with Chinese and Russian soldiers standing in for the original Soviet and Cuban villains. The characters’ names are the same and, for the most part, so are their biographies. The main difference lies with Jed Eckert, the Patrick Swayze character. This time around, he’s an Afghanistan war veteran who goes from fighting an insurgency to leading one. Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – North Korea Parliament To Hold Rare Second Annual Session Monday, Major Announcement Expected

Adding to the already tense and riskoffish environment heading into Monday, is the news from Reuters that North Korea’s parliament will hold a “rare second annual session on Monday.” While the reason for the extra session is unknown, “analysts said the North could use the extra session of the Supreme People’s Assembly to make a major announcement on personnel changes or power succession, or to issue a hardline response to sanctions imposed by the South over the ship sinking.” Read More Here

(LondonTimes) – Nato warns of strike against cyber attackers

NATO is considering the use of military force against enemies who launch cyber attacks on its member states.

The move follows a series of Russian-linked hacking against Nato members and warnings from intelligence services of the growing threat from China. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Iran Pledges Revolutionary Guard Units to Escort Gaza Aid Convoys

Press TV reports today that two Iranian aid ships carrying humanitarian relief and medical supplies for the people of Gaza have departed from Iran. The nation’s Red Crescent announced Monday the cargo includes food, medicine and appliances and will be accompanied by a group of Iranian doctors and relief workers. Continue reading

Video: Reality Report #47 – Mass Tea Party Attack – Gary Franchi

Why is Chris Matthews attacking the Tea Party? Are the recent events in China, Israel, and Korea signs of the next World War? Why are Los Angeles Police officers attacking bike riders? Are you holding a “Don’t Tread On Me” movie screening? Are biometrics soon going to be used in your child school? Join us on this weeks edition to help us answer these questions. Plus, Gary sits down with Liberty Pulse founder, Kurt Wallace, to discuss how the media is manipulating the Tea Party. We also have a clip from Gary’s guest appearance on “Declare Your Independence” with Ernest Hancock. Continue reading

Video: Keiser Report № 46 – Social Fury builds up!

(RussiaToday) – May 27 – This time Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of guillotines and conspiracy theories, Fed rackets and capital flows. In the second half of the show, Max interviews Dr. Joern Berninger about the European “debt crisis”, when France was “technically bankrupt” on May 7, and about the China bubble debate. Continue reading

World War

(DesertPeace) – Eye on Palestine – Video’s of Resistance – Video Link Here

(RawStory) – Oops! MSNBC graphic suggests Taliban set fire to Bangkok

People watching MSNBC Wednesday morning could be forgiven for believing that the Taliban had invaded Bangkok. As NBC’s Ian Williams reported on violent protests in the capital city of Thailand, a graphic on the lower third of MSNBC’s screen read: “NEW TALIBAN ATTACKS, BANGKOK BURNS.” View Picture Here

(SouthLebanon) – Israel’s Exclusion and Restriction of Goods to Gaza – Stephen Lendman

After Hamas was overwhelmingly elected in January 2006, Israel, Washington and the West ended all outside aid, imposed an economic embargo and sanctions, and politically isolated the new government. Read More Here

(AlethoNews) – Official: Israeli forces destroy pipelines in Hebron village

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

(Uruknet) – Baghdad to enclose city with 15ft wall

Baghdad is to resort to one of the oldest forms of defence by building a massive wall around the capital to keep out insurgents, The Times has learnt. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Israel ‘mulling reoccupation of Gaza’ – Read More Here

(WPost) – NATO says night raid killed Afghan insurgents; residents say it killed civilians

District police chief Abdul Ghafour woke to a cellphone call after 1 a.m. Friday: There was gunfire at Rafiuddin Kushkaki’s home. Ghafour put on his uniform, sent two police trucks ahead and followed in a third. Read More Here

(AP) – Video: Raw Video – Thai Troops Open Fire at Encampment

Thai troops opened fire at a fortified encampment of anti-government protesters in central Bangkok Wednesday. It came amid reports of a final assault on the area the protesters have occupied for weeks. – Video Link Here

(TheGlobalReport) – Video: Afghanistan Runs On Drugs, Corruption & Aid – U.N. – View Video Here

(AlethoNews) – Remarkable Urgency

“It’s quite remarkable,” says Adie, one of us accompanying the farmers. “It’s unbelievable that the Israeli army would fire on a scene like this. It’s one of the most tranquil things you could be doing, this hand-harvesting.” Read More Here

(MorningStarr) – ‘Gorilla Baby’ Born In Gaza

The births of deformed babies in Gaza has increased since the Israeli offensive which took place last year, Palestinian doctors claim.

Most recently a woman gave birth to a child at the Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip which was severely deformed, the baby boy’s face was malformed, his nose is flattened, there is reddish-brownish skin discoloration and the limbs are short with the feet curling in, a similar shape to a gorilla’s. Read More Here

(WRH) – The Maps Tell The True Story

The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.

The following maps show what Israel has actually done. View Maps Here

(WashPost) – South Korea: North responsible for torpedo attack on warship

South Korea will formally blame North Korea on Thursday for launching a torpedo at one of its warships in March, causing an explosion that killed 46 sailors and heightened tensions in one of the world’s most perilous regions, U.S. and East Asian officials said. Read More Here

(CNN) – Reluctant Russia, China have agreed on Iran sanctions, Clinton says

She said they forged “a strong draft with the cooperation of Russia and China,” the two countries that have been reluctant to impose strong sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program. Read More Here

(BBC) – North Korea calls rare second parliamentary session

The North’s official news agency said the Supreme People’s Assembly would meet on 7 June but did not say why.

The assembly usually meets just once a year to approve proposals from the governing party. It has not held a second annual session since 2003. Read More Here

(WPost) – CIA director, national security adviser to meet with officials in Pakistan

President Obama’s national security adviser, James L. Jones, and CIA Director Leon Panetta were set to travel to Pakistan on Monday night for meetings with top government, military and intelligence officials on progress in the Times Square car bomb investigation and concerns about future terrorist attacks. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Chossudovsky – Obama, not Osama, is threat No.1 to global security

Barack Obama is masking the real issues over nuclear weapons by presenting the idea that nuclear terrorism is a major threat, says Michel Chossudovsky, Director of the Canadian Centre for Research on Globalization. Continue reading

Video: CFR Meeting – Zbigniew Brzezinski Fears The Global Awakening

Zbigniew Brzezinski giving the CFR branch in Montreal a presentation discussing world government and his fears of the mass global awakening that has taken place. Continue reading

World War

(HuffingtonPost) – Caught On Video: Moments Before Afghan Massacre, A Family Celebrates

The video is haunting: Three Afghan men are dancing in joy, whirling, clapping, throwing their arms in the air. One has just had a baby boy. There is music in the air. The whole extended family has gathered to celebrate.

Hours later, two of the men lie dead, shot and killed by U.S. troops, the victims of a deeply disturbing massacre and cover-up that the White House, Congress and the United Nations continue to ignore. Video Link Here

BREAKING NEWS: (PJTV) – Video: Former US General Warns of Chemical Attacks Against Israel

Potential Hezbollah offensive includes chemically armed SCUD missiles with a 450 km range, preemptive strikes on air fields, and a wave of tunnel attacks that cross from Lebanon into Israel. Full Video Here(extra 2+ minutes)

(WSWS) – Afghans protest over US massacre of civilians

At least two people were killed Friday when several hundred Afghan villagers clashed with security forces while attempting to march to the eastern city of Jalalabad to protest the latest massacre of civilians by US military forces. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost) – AP Bombshell: “US Drug War Has Met None of Its Goals”

Using Freedom of Information Act requests, archival records, federal budgets, and interviews with leaders and analysts, the AP tracked where that money went — and found that the U.S. repeatedly increased budgets for programs that did nothing to stop the flow of drugs. The AP article states that in 40 years taxpayers spent more than: Read More Here

(AntiWar) – How US Weapons Grade Uranium was Diverted to Israel

Declassified GAO Report Exposes Fatally Flawed Israel Investigations Read More Here

(TheNews) – ‘Mini-3rd world war’ being fought on Pakhtun soil

PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti said that an undeclared mini-Third World War was being fought on the soil of Pakhtuns for the last many years.

“The US, China, Russia, Iran, India and other big powers are involved in this war being fought in the Pakhtun belt of Pakistan and Afghanistan,” he told The News in an interview. He said the world powers needed to sit together to find a negotiated political solution to the conflict in this region. He said these countries had chosen to fight each other on Pakhtun soil. Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – US funds ‘apartheid’ road network in Israel

The construction of sections of a controversial segregated road network in the West Bank planned by Israel for Palestinians – leaving the main roads for exclusive use by settlers – is being financed by a US government aid agency, a map prepared by Palestinian researchers has revealed. Read More Here

(PressTV) – S Korea fires shots at North’s ships

South Korea says its navy has fired warning shots to drive away North Korean patrol ships that had crossed the western maritime border between the two countries.

The two North Korean vessels violated a disputed inter-Korean border in the Yellow Sea, known as the ‘Northern Limit Line’, on Saturday night, South Korea’s military said. Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘US attack on Iran highly unlikely’

In an exclusive interview conducted by the Al Jazeera network on Friday, Ahmadinejad stated that no country has the power to confront Iran, and added that Tehran advocates diplomacy as the ideal way to deal with international issues, the Fars news agency reported. Read More Here

(IsraelNationalNews) – IDF Prepares Public for Nationwide Home Front Exercise

The IDF Home Front Command has launched a media campaign in preparation for the national Home Front exercise known in Hebrew as Nekudat Mifneh 4 Read More Here

(TimesOnline) – Essex home raided over Iran dirty bomb threat

A BRITISH chemicals firm is involved in a secret MI5 inquiry into the illegal export to Iran of material that could make a radioactive “dirty bomb”. Read More Here

(Guardian) – Redshirts warn of civil war as Thai troops told to shoot on sight

International leaders appeal for calm amid escalating violence on streets of Bangkok Read More Here

World War

(Telegraph) – Obama’s plan to fund £140m Israeli rocket defense

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to provide $205 million (£140 million) to Israel to spur production and deployment of a new short-range rocket defense system.

The “Iron Dome” defense system uses small radar-guided missiles to blow up rockets and mortar bombs in mid-air. Read More Here

(911Blogger) – The Evening of 9/11/01: The U.S. Was Already Bombing Afghanistan

Video from FOX News, evening of 9/11/2001:

“We understand the US government is now bombing Afghanistan…”

Look at the 27:00 minute mark:
http://www.archive.org/details/fox5200109111733-1814

Maybe this is common knowledge among the 9/11 Truth community. But it sure is news to me. – Source: 911 Blogger

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Turkish Air Defense System Deployed to “Defend Syria, Iran against Israel Raids”

High-ranking sources in the Israeli Foreign Ministry expressed displeasure with Turkey over deploying anti-aircraft batteries along the Syrian border in the Iskenderun district.

The Turkish daily Hurriyet meanwhile, quoted a military source as saying that “this move aims at repelling a US or Israeli attack against Iran or Syria.” Read More Here

(CampaignIran) – Incoming British FM Won’t Rule Out Attacking Iran

In an interview aimed at cementing his reputation as a “friend of Israel,” incoming British Foreign Secretary William Hague vowed to see British law changed so as to hold Israeli officials immune from war crimes charges, and promised to take a tough line against Iran’s civilian nuclear program, calling it the “most urgent thing” for him to tackle. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – New weapons experimented in Gaza: population risks genetic mutations

Toxic and carcinogenic metals, able to produce genetic mutations, have been found in the tissues of people wounded in Gaza during Israeli military operations of 2006 and 2009. The research has been carried out on wounds provoked by weapons that did not leave fragments in the bodies of the victims, a peculiarity that was pointed out repeatedly by doctors in Gaza. This shows that experimental weapons, whose effects are still to be assessed, were used. Read More Here

Audio: The Ugly Truth On Zionism/9-11 attacks with Dr. Alan Sabrosky

One of the brightest minds on the planet, Dr. Alan Sabrosky, comes on board along with co-host Phil Tourney to discuss Dr. Sabrosky’s most recent article “The Dark Face Of Jewish Nationalism” Audio Link Here

(RupeeNews) – Chinese Naval power to rule the seas

While the United States has the forward-deployed USS George Washington on a short tether, oftentimes Washington has no other carrier in theater, meaning that even two or three Chinese carriers operating in the area likely will exceed the number of US flattops. The Chinese fleet is about 260 vessels, including 75 major warships and more than 60 submarines, and the entire force is complemented by hundreds of fast cruise-missiles shooting offshore patrol vessels and land-based aircraft Read More Here

(PressTV) – Ahmadinejad advises US to leave region

Amid concerns about the continuing presence of US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Iranian president advises the White House to withdraw its troops from the region.

Addressing a large crowd in Iran’s southwestern city of Yasuj on Wednesday, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the era of occupation and plundering other nation’s national resources is over. Read More Here

(TheRealNews) – Video: Training That Makes Killing Civilians Acceptable

Josh Stieber: In boot camp we trained with songs that joked about killing women and children

World War

(InGaza) – Loaded opposition

One can imagine that were US soldiers to open fire with live ammunition on American protesters, this would not be acceptable. Likewise for Canada and most democratic nations.

Yet somehow there is a void, a gaping hole in the media into which fall most potential reports on Israeli soldiers shooting with live ammunition on visibly unarmed demonstraters. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Pentagon Report: Still Not Enough Troops in Afghanistan

After 15 months in office President Obama has increased the number of troops in Afghanistan by an almost impossible amount, going from 30,000 (itself the product of an end-of-term escalation by President Bush) to 86,000… with the troop level pushing 100,000 by the end of the summer. Read More Here

(BBC) – US youngsters are too fat to fight, warn generals

Rising rates of obesity among young Americans could undermine the future of the US military, two retired generals have warned. Read More Here

(TheStatesman) – Demonizing Ahmadinejad – Hillary Clinton Calls Ahmadinejad Anti-semitic President

“Iran, with its anti-Semitic president and hostile nuclear ambitions, continues to threaten Israel, but it also threatens the region and it sponsors terrorism,” Mrs Clinton said at the American Jewish Committee Annual Gala Dinner here. Read More Here

(CounterCurrents) – Can You Pass The Iran Quiz

What can possibly justify the relentless U.S. diplomatic (and mainstream media) assault on Iran ? Read More Here

(Pravda) – What’s At Stake in the Issue of Iran – Noam Chomsky

In an interview with the German publication, Freitag, Noam Chomsky talks about U.S. pressure on Israel and Iran and its geopolitical significance. “Iran is perceived as a threat because they did not obey the orders of the United States. Militarily this threat is irrelevant. This country has not behaved aggressively beyond its borders for centuries. Israel invaded Lebanon with the blessing and help of the U.S. five times in thirty years. Iran has not done anything like this,” he says.´ Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – How Wars Are Born: China versus the U.S. – Shamus Cooke

The corporate controlled New York Times published a revealing article about how U.S. foreign policy really works, and why. The motive behind the sincerity is that China’s foreign policy was being attacked. However, the article soon made it clear that China’s policy is the same as the U.S.’s : dominating regions that are of “economic (corporate) interest” — raw materials, cheap labor, shipping lanes, markets, etc. — through military buildup. Read More Here

(LewRockwell) – The CIA Coup That Kept America on the Road of Militarism – Read More Here

USS LIBERTY: The Fifth Fleet Sacrifice – Why did it happen?

A review of the USS Liberty story explains a lot of how and why we have arrived at the state and conditions in which we currently find America and its governance! Vis: Read More Here

(DesertPeace) – Playing Peace to Target Iran

Obama needs Palestine merely to pursue his scheme to isolate Iran, says Khalid Amayreh cynically in occupied Jerusalem Read More Here

(Guardian) – Afghanistan forces face four more years of combat, warns Nato official

Nato’s top civilian official in Afghanistan warns of further deaths in ‘very tough year’ for British and other foreign troops Read More Here

(AFP) – Iran warns Israel against attacking Syria

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

(Guardian) – Turmoil in Iraq threatens US withdrawal plans

Iraq continues to be embroiled in its messy post-election coalition-building process. It has become so messy that the US may well be rethinking its withdrawal plans, and particularly its withdrawal of all combat troops at the end of August. Read More Here

(Aletho) – US: We stand by Israel at UN

Washington has invariably invoked the veto power to block the UN resolutions against the Israeli aggression on the Palestinians and the regime’s building up the occupied lands. Read More Here

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CIA Director Says Cyber Attack Could Be Next “Pearl Harbor”

(SacramentoPress) – Editor’s note: Recall what the last Pearl harbor event shilled by the neocons resulted in — more than a million dead Iraqis.

Central Intelligence Agency director Leon Panetta told 300 Sacramento Metro Chamber Cap-to-Cap delegates that the next “Pearl Harbor” is likely to be an attack on the United States’ power, financial, military and other Internet systems. Continue reading

CNN Pushes Brutal One Child Policy As Part Of “Green” Love Life

(PaulWatson) – Chinese system is enforced by forced abortion, infanticide and compulsory sterilization Continue reading

MSM: The image Microsoft doesn’t want you to see – Too tired to stay awake, the Chinese workers earning just 34p an hour

(DailyMail) – Showing Chinese sweatshop workers slumped over their desks with exhaustion, it is an image that Microsoft won’t want the world to see.

Employed for gruelling 15-hour shifts, in appalling conditions and 86f heat, many fall asleep on their stations during their meagre ten-minute breaks. Continue reading

Video: Geithner In Beijing – The Dangers of Exporting The Depression

(RussiaToday) – Treasury Secretary Geithner is on his way to Beijing, where he will meet with Chinese Vice Prime Minister Wang. The trip is in relation to US demands for a massive up valuation of the Chinese currency, the renminbi or yuan. This announcement has unleashed much gloating at the Associated Press and other pro-Wall Street news outlets, so it is important to issue a caveat at the very beginning: trips do not equal agreements. Obama made a personal visit to Afghanistan last month, and bilateral US relations with that country have been deteriorating in an alarming way ever since. Continue reading

World War

(RawStory) – UK troops trained by firing at ‘replica mosques’

A political and religious uproar has erupted in Great Britain over news that the British Army trained troops for the Afghanistan mission by having them fire on replica mosques. Read More Here

(WSWS) – Killings of Civilians in Afghanistan: US Special Forces Covered Up Massacre – Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Kyrgyzstan And The Battle For Central Asia – Rick Rozoff – Read More Here

Breaking News

(PressTV) – Israel launches ground incursion into Gaza Strip

Israel has launched a ground incursion into the Gaza Strip with its troops entering the south of the long-blockaded coastal sliver.

Israeli tanks and bulldozers advanced about 500 meters into the east of the southern city of Khan Yunis on Wednesday, Press TV correspondent in Gaza reported. Read More Here

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(PressTV) – Ahmadinejad: US bogged down, doomed to fail in region

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said the United States is doomed to crumple as it is mired in a swamp in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read More Here

(AP) – Video: Top-secret Journey to Keep Nukes From Terrorists – View Video Here

(Xinhua) – China ‘deeply concerned’ over Kyrgyz situations – Read More Here

(BBC) – The day Kyrgyzstan’s anger boiled over

Scores of people lost their lives. More than 400 were injured. This is the day that changed the course of history in this small, mountainous former Soviet state. Read More Here

(ABC) – Kyrgyzstan: Coup in a U.S.-Allied Country?

Key Ally in Afghanistan War May Have Been Overthrown by Opposition Protestors Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘If Israel attacks, Iran’s response instantaneous’

A senior Iranian official warns of immediate retaliation against Israel, should it dare to launch an attack on Iran. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Iran upset over Russia’s S-300 delivery delay

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman expresses Tehran’s disappointment with continued delay in the delivery of the S-300 air defense missile system from Russia. Read More Here

(PressTV) – General says Israel too weak to launch Iran war

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says Israel is too weak to launch a war against Iran.
“They (Israelis) themselves have stressed on the fact that they could not enter into a war with Iran,” Vahidi told reporters in northeastern city of Orumieh on Wednesday.
He added “the Zionist regime is too weak to launch a war against Iran.” Read More Here

(RFERL) – UN Chief Calls For Total Nuclear Disarmament

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged world leaders to follow the example of Kazakhstan and “to realize the aspiration and dream of a world free of nuclear weapons.”

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World War

(DW-World) – Easter marchers call for Afghanistan withdrawal after soldier deaths

Peace demonstrators took to the streets across Germany in traditional Easter marches against war. A theme of the rallies has been fighting in Afghanistan and the deaths of German and Afghan soldiers on Friday. Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘Russia ready for nuclear cooperation with Venezuela’

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has pledged to help Venezuela draw up plans for a nuclear power plant. Read More Here

(Antiwar) – North Korea claims South fires toward its border

North Korea is accusing South Korea of opening fire in the military buffer zone that separates the two countries. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – SlayStation – Cindy Sheehan

Don’t get me wrong, I am not in favor of “Manned Aircraft Systems” raining down bombs on civilians, but the idea of Murder by Joystick with the “Unmanned Aircraft Systems” (UAS,) is especially sickening to me. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Time For Another War, Folks? – 59% of America Says YOU BETCHA!!!!

I caught part of a podcast of Meet the Press. A part where David Gregory sets up Senator Joe Lieberman to “war monger” once again for war with Iran. That part begins at 30:25 if you access the podcast link for Meet the Press before next Sunday 4/11/10. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – U.S. Takeover of Haiti: The centerpieces of the US, UN, and World Bank Plan for Haiti are Sweatshops and Tourisim

When this article appears on the morning of March 31, the much ballyhooed “International Donors Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti” will be getting underway at UN Headquarters in Manhattan.

While demonstrators in the street outside protest the continuing US and UN military occupation of Haiti, now over six years old, and the Haitian people’s exclusion from deliberations on the country’s reconstruction, dignitaries inside like UN Special Envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and Haitian President René Préval will unveil a plan with lots of pomp and ceremony but which boils down to just one thing: Washington’s take-over of the “new” Haiti. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Calm before the Storm? The Dollar versus the Yuan: America and China Engage in a “Currency War”

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s recent announcement that the US is postponing its official report on China’s currency is being hailed in the mainstream western media as a diplomatic reprieve to entice Beijing to revalue its yuan (renminbi) and normalise bilateral trade. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Human Rights – Homelessness Or No Free Press

A 2006 BBC poll showed the United States as the “biggest global peace threat.” Read More Here

Video: Tarpley – China Up for Iran Sanctions – April Fool’s Day Prank

(RussiaToday) – China will remain committed to further talks aimed at resolving the Iran nuclear issue. So says the country’s Foreign Ministry following U.S. reports that Beijing is willing to back sanctions against Tehran. A veto-holding member of the Security Council, China backed three previous UN sanctions resolutions, but had been opposed to a fourth round hoping for a diplomatic settlement. To talk about what could lie ahead here is investigative journalist Webster Tarlpey. Continue reading

World War

(Alternet) – Shocking Admission on Killing Civilians by Top US General Almost Completely Ignored by Corporate Media

“We have shot an amazing number of people, but to my knowledge, none has ever proven to be a threat,” says Afghan commander McChrystal. – Read More Here

(Aletho) – “Reporting” on Iran should seem familiar – Read More Here

(PBS) – Video: MLK – A Call to Conscience

The second episode of Tavis Smiley Reports examines Martin Luther King, Jr.’s stand against the Vietnam War and the influence of his legacy today. Tavis speaks with scholars and friends of King, including Cornel West, Vincent Harding and Susannah Heschel. View Video Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Our Government Is Planning to Stay at War for the Next 80 Years – Anyone Got a Problem with That? – Read More Here

(FinancialTimes) – Nukes? Now Iran is Threat to World Economy, Says Obama

Barack Obama on Tuesday warned that a conflict in the Middle East set off by Iran’s nuclear programme could destabilise the world economy as he and Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, stepped up their push for sanctions on Tehran. Read More Here

(GeorgianDaily) – Russia Tries to Find ‘Georgia Link’ in the Moscow Metro Blasts – Read More Here

(WorldJewishCongress) – Obama, Sarkozy want new Iran sanctions in place “within weeks” – Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Palestinians: IDF drops leaflets over Gaza warning of imminent attack

The Israel Defense Forces on Thursday denied Palestinian reports that its troops had disseminated notices over a residential area of the Gaza Strip warning of an upcoming military strike. Read More Here

(ABCNews) – EXCLUSIVE: Iran Nuclear Scientist Defects to U.S. In CIA ‘Intelligence Coup’ – Read More Here

(VoiceofRussia) – Behind the Talks: US-NATO Prepare Confrontation in the Arctic

Moscow regards as inadmissible the prospects for a military presence in the Arctic region. It’s no secret at all that in recent years quite a number of states in the West, including the USA, have unveiled their plans to build at least 66 warships to be used for conducting hostilities in the Arctic region. Read More Here

Breaking News: Gaza War

(AlJazeera) – Israel pounds Gaza with missiles

Three children have been reported injured in eastern Gaza City after Israeli aircraft carried out a series of missile strikes across the Palestinian territory. Read More Here

(BBC) – Thirteen Israeli air strikes hit Gaza Strip

Israeli planes have carried out 13 air strikes on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, Palestinian sources have told the BBC. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Israeli planes and helicopters mount Gaza attacks

Israeli planes and helicopters mounted at least seven missile attacks on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Friday, destroying what a military spokesman described as Palestinian munitions sites. Four air strikes blew up two caravans near the town of Khan Younis, witnesses and Hamas officials said. There were no casualties. Read More Here

(PoliticalTheatrics) – Video: Hamas Releases Footage Of ‘Gaza Clashes’ – Video Link Here

World War

(RussiaToday) – Video: Another Mossad Assassination?

RT Contributor Wayne Madsen investigates an assassination in Hungary that is eerily similar to the January killing of a Hamas operative in Dubai Video Link Here

(GlobalResearch) – ‘At war’ US justifies drone attacks in Pak as act of ‘self-defence’

Amid growing discontent in Pakistan over the continuous drone attacks in the ungoverned tribal regions near the Afghan-Pak border, the United States has justified the Central Investigation Agency (CIA) operated missile hits against Al-Qaeda and Taliban extremists citing the right to “self-defence” under international law. Read More Here

(PressTV) – India test-fires two nuclear-capable missiles – Read More Here

(PressTV) – Japanese rally against US base – Read More Here

(XinhuaNet) – UN chief says Israeli settlement activities illegal

UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon said Israeli settlement activities are illegal and against the international law, stressing that they should come to an end. Read More Here

(LAHT) – Ecuador, Venezuela Discuss Military Cooperation – Read More Here

(CBN) – U.N. Suspects Iran of Planning More Nuke Sites

Western intelligence officials and United Nations inspectors said they suspect Iran is planning to build more nuclear sites, according to The New York Times. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Erdogan: Nuclear armed countries urge Iran sanctions

‘Erdogan then wondered why the international community refused to impose sanctions against the Middle East’s sole nuclear weapons power, in an apparent allusion to Israel.’ Read More Here

(WAPost) – Tens of thousands protest Israel in Syria

Tens of thousands of Syrians and Palestinians have gathered in a Damascus square in a government-orchestrated “march of anger” against Israeli settlements in east Jerusalem. Read More Here

(DW) – German foreign minister backs tough G8 stance on nuclear Iran

Germany’s foreign minister has called for a hard line on Iran as G8 leaders met in Canada. The question of Tehran’s nuclear ambitions was a key one on the opening day of talks among foreign ministers. Read More Here

(Retuers) – Europe unlikely to join any new yuan offensive – Read More Here

(AP) – SKorean president orders military on alert – Read More Here

(WSWS) – Is a US attack on Iran imminent?

In recent weeks there has been a series of press reports as well as statements by military experts that strongly indicate that either the Obama administration or the Israeli government, or both, may be moving toward an attack on Iran. Read More Here

(Breitbart) – Canada tells Clinton troops are leaving

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan will end in 2011. Read More Here

(ETravel) – Medvedev vows to “destroy” Moscow metro masterminds – Read More Here

(RiaNov) – Lavrov sees foreign backing in Moscow metro blasts – Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Pacified

If the U.S. public looked long and hard into a mirror reflecting the civilian atrocities that have occurred in Afghanistan, over the past ten months, we would see ourselves as people who have collaborated with and paid for war crimes committed against innocent civilians who meant us no harm. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – 100 Million Americans Question or Find Fault with the Official 9/11 Story – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – US-NATO Atrocities Committed in Afghanistan: How Did We Become this Pacified to War?

If the U.S. public looked long and hard into a mirror reflecting the civilian atrocities that have occurred in Afghanistan, over the past ten months, we would see ourselves as people who have collaborated with and paid for war crimes committed against innocent civilians who meant us no harm. Read More Here

(TheHindu) – Beijing Challenges the US-NATO-Israel Military Agenda: China’s Stance Boosts Iran

Yang Jiechi, Foreign Minister of China, a veto-wielding member, spelt out clearly his country’s opposition to fresh sanctions in early February. Later in March, at a press conference, he said pressure and sanctions are not the fundamental way forward to resolving the Iran nuclear issue. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Media Disinformation regarding America’s Afghan War – Prof. Marc Herold – Read More Here

Have a Nice World War, Folks – John Pilger

(InfoClearingHouse) – Here is news of the Third World War. The United States has invaded Africa. US troops have entered Somalia, extending their war front from Afghanistan and Pakistan to Yemen and now the Horn of Africa. In preparation for an attack on Iran, American missiles have been placed in four Persian Gulf states, and “bunker-buster” bombs are said to be arriving at the US base on the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. Continue reading

World War

(Salon) – A stark truth: Israeli arms, U.S. dollars

One does not normally see this truth stated so starkly in places like Time Magazine — from Michael Scherer’s interesting article on AIPAC’s current strategy to “storm Congress”: Read More Here

(MotherJones) – Sen. Lindsey Graham: Any Attack on Iran Must Be Full-Scale

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) laid it on thick at AIPAC’s annual gala banquet on Monday. Referring to the pro-Israel lobby, Graham declared, “The Congress has your back.” (What other lobby would he say that to?) He declared that Israel is “our best friend in the world.” (Does that tick off Canadians?) But Graham went especially far when he endorsed the idea of a military strike against Iran. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Iran forcing us to impose sanctions: Kouchner

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said Tuesday there was “no other choice” but to impose fresh sanctions on Iran as its nuclear programme is suspect. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – U.S. Interceptors Will Target Russian Nuclear Capability: Commander

Russia says no arms reduction deal without missile defense clause Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Obama the Cold Warrior? Hostile Relations with Russia and China

After observing recent pronouncements from Hillary Clinton that Venezuela start ‘playing by the rules’ and revert to free market capitalism, it’s starting to look like we might be heading into an era of deja vu once more. Provocations from Obama against China and Russia, are making the current climate look a lot like the recent past. One would have thought in a world where the United States only has the courage to attack much lesser third world ‘powers’, that Obama wouldn’t be ginning up a great deal of antagonism with much more evenly matched states; but that’s precisely what seems to be occurring under team Obama’s charge. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Iran: US ‘works on’ China to Isolate Iran

Among the many inadvertent insights into the twisted US logic and policy towards the Middle East revealed in Hillary Clinton’s barnstorming speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee this week was her fatwa of “biting sanctions” on Iran. Read More Here

Economy

(WSJ) – U.S. Is Riskier Than Euro Zone; So Says CDS Market

Something troubling has occurred in the market for default protection on the debt of the world’s biggest borrower. Read More Here

(WSJ) – Treasurys Sink After Poor Sale

Treasury prices fell hard after a poor five-year auction that escalated concerns about the government’s ability to sell its massive amounts of debt. Read More Here

(KCTV5) – Folger’s To Close KC Coffee Plant

The J.M. Smucker Company announced Wednesday it will close its Kansas City Folger’s Coffee plant in the summer of 2012. Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Video: Lehman Brothers: Warehouse for junk loans – View Video Here

(TheSun) – CHANCELLOR Alistair Darling has delivered his last crucial budget — and plunged the country further into debt. – Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – JP Morgan Paid $1.9 Billion For Washington Mutual And Now It Wants A $1.4 Billion Tax Refund

JPMorgan Chase is negotiating with the FDIC for a tax refund related to its acquisition of Washington Mutual that could amount to $1.4 billion, The Wall Street Journal is reporting this morning Read More Here

(DailyTelegraph) – Gordon Brown told to explain why he sold Britain’s gold reserves

Gordon Brown has been ordered to release information before the general election about his controversial decision to sell Britain’s gold reserves. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Poll Reveals Americans Hate Wall Street

Americans are leery about creating a new federal agency to make consumer-protection rules for mortgages and credit cards and would prefer to enhance the existing powers of banking regulators. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – States Sue Over Overhaul That Will Bust State Budgets

President Barack Obama faces a fight over the health-care overhaul from states that sued today because the legislation’s expansion of Medicaid imposes a fiscal strain on their cash-strapped budgets. Read More Here

(WallStreetJournal) – Economic Stimulus Bill May Give J.P. Morgan a Tax Refund of $1.4 Billion

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is nearing a deal that would allow it to benefit from a tax refund of as much as $1.4 billion, becoming the latest company to tap a little-noticed plank in an economic stimulus bill. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Social Inequality in America: Widening Income Disparities

The “aristocracy of our moneyed incorporations” has never conceded a thing, not even to suppress a revolt. This “opulent minority” does not “give” what it does not intend to begin to claw back with its cold, non-living corporate “hand” before the ink is dry on the signatures on treaties, the Fourteenth Amendment, even the New Deal, perhaps the greatest bowl of gruel ever cooked up by an oligarchy. Read More Here

(EpochTimes) – Most Japanese Airports in Debt, Face Closure

The majority of Japanese airports are facing serious financial problems and may be forced to close unless they attract more passengers, according to a Japanese Ministry of Transport survey, reports the Japan Times. Read More Here

(FinancialArmageddon) – Is the stock market being manipulated?

Larry Doyle, a long-time Wall Street veteran and publisher of the Sense on Cents blog, hosts a Sunday night show, “No Quarter Radio’s Sense on Cents with Larry Doyle,” on Blog Talk Radio. In this week’s edition, which features an interview with Phil Davis of Phil’s Stock World, Larry raises a question that a few of us, who are amazed at and unsettled by the willingness of investors to throw caution to the wind and repeat the mistakes of the past (see “Back Buying the Same Kind of Crap” for one example), have occasionally wondered about ourselves: Read More Here

(MyBudget360) – How the Middle Class Slowly Evaporated in the Last 40 Years

Loss of Manufacturing, Bank Deregulation, Hyper Consumption, and Short-term Profit Seeking from Wall Street Read More Here

(DailyBell) – Global Economy Spins Out of Control? – Read More Here

(Spiegel) – German Shipping Faces Wave of Financing Problems

As recently as 2008, container ships were transporting record amounts of products across the world’s oceans. Now, many German shipping companies are struggling to pay for the vessels they ordered during the boom. Their banks could be in trouble, too. Read More Here

(CSPAN) – Video: Ron Paul Vs Tiny Tim Geithner-You Got Us In A Bigger Mess – View Video Here

World War

(LewRockwellBlog) – Whom Will Obama Bomb?

According to the latest CNN opinion poll, only 19% of the booboisie like the idea of Obama’s Soviet-style nationalization of the health care industry. The Democrats spat on the Constitution, as they always do, and shoved the thing down our throats. A lot of people are mighty, mighty pi__ed off at this, and will undoubtedly vent by voting a lot of Democrats out of office in November.

So what can we expect the Marxist in the White House to do to prevent a GOP takeover of Congress? Don’t rule out the most tried and true tactic of all — war. The booboisie always rally around the prez when the bombs are dropping from the sky, even if they’re falling on innocent foreign civilians.

(CNN) – Video: Taliban fighters training in Iran, U.S. officials say

Iran is helping train Taliban fighters within its borders, according to U.S. military and intelligence officials. Video Link Here

(ForeignPolicy) – Get Yer Anti-Ballistic Missile Shield Here

Where do sheikhs go shopping? Facing the rising threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, they go to weapons shows like the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, where leaders from Cairo to Riyadh are stocking up. Read More Here

(AFP) – ‘Only rumours’ that Iran making nuclear weapons: Turkish PM

Turkey’s prime minister said Tuesday it was “only rumours” that Iran was making nuclear weapons, stressing the Islamic republic’s right to develop civilian atomic power. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Israel has nukes, but Iran is pressured: Erdogan

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Iran’s nuclear rights should be respected and it is only a rumor that Iran is trying to produce nuclear weapons. Read More Here

(TimesOnline) – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rejects new Obama offer of dialogue as a ‘plot’

Iran’s Supreme Leader yesterday rejected a renewed offer of dialogue with Washington from President Obama, and accused the US of continuing to plot against Tehran while offering peace. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – Iran Unlikely to Develop a Nuclear Weapon This Year, Petraeus Says

Gen. David H. Petraeus said Tuesday that Iran would not develop a nuclear weapon this year, but that the country still remained the greatest threat to stability in the Middle East and Central Asia. Read More Here

(OpenDemocracy) – Venezuela obtains Chinese warplanes for ‘anti-drugs fight’

Chinese J-8 attack jets delivered in Venezuela. Sri Lankan general goes on military trial while supporters protest. Nigerian militants attack city with car bombs. South African youth leader found guilty of hate speech. All this and much more, in today’s security briefing. Read More Here

(PressTV) – US may try Sheehan for anti-war campaign

US authorities have arrested a number of anti-war protesters, including high-profile activist Cindy Sheehan, during a demonstration in Washington DC. Read More Here

Video: Hilary Clinton Threatens Iran With ‘Painful Consequences’

Stating that a nuclear-armed Iran would touch off an arms race in the Middle East and embolden Iran’s “terrorist clientele” to take new actions, Clinton said, “This … is unacceptable to the United States. It is unacceptable to Israel. It is unacceptable to the region and the international community.” Continue reading

Impeachment Time: Obama Grants Eminent Domain Rights to China to Secure Debt

FLASHBACK – (February 27, 2009) – UPDATED BELOW:

(Examiner) – The time for partisan bickering just ended.  This is as serious as a heart attack.  Obama is going to spend so much money, which he intends to get from China via the sale of government backed bonds, that the Chinese apparently don’t think he’ll be able to make good on them.

So President Obama gave the Chinese eminent domain rights to American land and businesses as collateral – i.e. we don’t pay, they now own America. Continue reading

Economy

(CBCNews) – European fraudsters steal $7B in carbon credit scam

Fraud within Europe’s carbon credit trading system has cost taxpayers more than $7 billion in the last 18 months, European police said Friday. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Yuan Poised to Become Reserve Currency, Goldman’s O’Neill Says

China’s yuan is destined to become a global reserve currency rivaling the dollar and the euro, as the nation’s economic power increases the currency’s allure, said Jim O’Neill, chief economist at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Quarter of adults out of work, official figures show

More than one in four adults in Britain are not working, after a record number left the workforce in recent months, official figures indicated. Read More Here

(MyBudget360) – The Anti-Savings Model – Offer 0.1% APY on Savings Accounts and Charge 15% on Credit Cards. A System Designed to Punish Savers and Encourage Extravagant Spending via Usury. Read More Here

(Reuters) – NY Atty Gen seeks probe of public retiree payments

New York authorities, agencies, and local governments that pay public workers some of the highest salaries and benefits in the state must explain how they are calculated, the attorney general said on Thursday in a new bid to root out abuses. Read More Here

(Yahoo) – Bernanke Wants to Eliminate Reserve Requirements Completely Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Latvia government collapses amid economic crisis

Latvia’s coalition government has collapsed after failing to tackle a crippling economic crisis. Read More Here

(NPR) – U.S. Bank Auditors Got Bonuses Before Crisis

Banks weren’t the only ones giving big bonuses in the boom years before the worst financial crisis in generations. The government also was handing out millions of dollars to bank regulators, rewarding “superior” work even as an avalanche of risky mortgages helped create the meltdown. Read More Here

(SilverBearCafe) – Idaho’s plan to downgrade the dollar

A bill to allow citizens to pay their taxes with silver medallions gains support. Goldbugs are watching closely.Read More Here

Expose Transgressions and Set Boundaries on Stimulus Packages

AIG dragged onto the carpet for publishing falsified debt ratings, fines called for when fraud charges should be laid, white collar crime knows no end, books cooked, real estate downside points to deflationary depression, debt continues to grow, borrowing in the debt market again. stimulus packages knowing now boundaries. Read More Here

(AlterNet) – How the IRS Helps H&R Block Scam Taxpayers

Tax preparation giants are making a killing on short-term, high-interest, fee-laden loans on tax returns. Read More Here

(WCBSTV) – New York State Tax Refunds Put On Hold

Gov. Paterson Freezes $500 Million, Says Financial Situation The Case, Won’t Start Sending Again Until April 1 Read More Here

(WND) – YOUR PAPERS, PLEASE … Census threat: $5,000 fines

U.S. congressman slams ‘Big Brother’ questions Read More Here

(AuctionBytes) – IRS to Track Online Sellers’ Payment Transactions Beginning Next Year – Read More Here

(DailyMail) – £1,000 fine for using wrong bin: Families face new crackdown over household waste

Householders could be fined up to £1,000 if they fail to comply with complex new rules on refuse sorting. Read More Here

US Readies Cyberwar, Virtual Flag Terrorism – Webster Tarpley

Google is now preparing to leave China as a result of this company’s stubborn refusal to obey Chinese laws. Google is in effect demanding extraterritoriality and immunity to the legal norms of the host nation, a claim which goes back to the unequal treaties imposed by foreign imperialists, notably the British, on China starting in the 19th century. It is not surprising that the Chinese response to this arrogant interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state has been stern. Continue reading