(KansasCity) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that the U.S. is a “dictatorship” as it tries to control world affairs.
Ahmadinejad made the comments Wednesday night during a speech at the Iranian Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. He is in Nigeria for a summit of an organization known as the D-8, or the Developing Eight nations.
In full, Ahmadinejad says the U.S. is “the self-proclaimed leader, and everybody should know that a self-proclaimed leadership is (a) dictatorship. I am going to say, on behalf of you, that the years of dictatorship are over.”
Nigeria, a nation of 150 million people, is split between Christians and Muslims. A large crowd of Muslims filled the embassy for the speech. – Source: Kansas City
(C4L) – What better example of dictatorship than President Obama’s dictate to BP to deliver $20 billion to a special fund that will be distributed by some political appointee to victims of the BP oil disaster?
Either a nation is ruled by a dictator or it’s governed by the rule of law. Continue reading →
Reports have been coming out of the Gulf for days about British Petroleum blocking access to beaches and animal-cleaning stations, in some instances using private Blackwater-style mercenaries to do so. Journalists as well as citizens have been thwarted in their attempts to see for themselves the extent of the damage being done by the runaway Deepwater Horizon disaster. Read More Here
(OpEdNews) – BP and Halliburton’s Role in the Gulf Oil Disaster– Well Casing Horror Story
Right from the beginning, it was reported right away– that Halliburton’s job was to cement and seal the well casing. But I misunderstood what that meant. I took it to mean that Halliburton’s job was to seal the connection between the well-head and the top of the pipe that was drilled 18,000 feet into the ground. Wrong. Read More Here
(WashingtonsBlog) – Video: BP Admits That – If It Tries to Cap the Leak – the Whole Well May Blow Up
As I previously noted, oil industry expert Rob Cavner said that BP must “keep the well flowing to minimize oil and gas going out into the formation on the side” – Video Link Here
(Truthout) – Documents, Employees Reveal BP’s Alaska Oilfield Plagued By Major Safety Issues
Nearly 5,000 miles from the oil-spill catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, BP and its culture of cost-cutting are contributing to another environmental mess.
According to internal BP documents obtained by Truthout, and after interviewing more than a dozen employees over the past month, the Prudhoe Bay oil field, in a remote corner of North America on Alaska’s north shore, is in danger. Read More Here
(SilverBearCafe) – BP Oil Spill: A Slippery Slope to FEMA Detention Camps?
Is there a covert government plan to forcibly evacuate up to 50 million people from the Gulf Coast and move them into FEMA trailers somewhere in Missouri and elsewhere because of the oil spill? Some of the nation’s survivalists are convinced that the Obama administration is plotting just such an operation. Last week, Greg Evensen, a former Kansas state trooper and a regular on the “Patriot” movement talk circuit, appeared on the Internet radio show “Shattering the Darkness” to warn listeners that government is moving to evacuate basically everyone from the coast of Texas to Cape Cod. Evensen says the move will come after these areas become uninhabitable due to an “oversaturation of benzene” from the chemical dispersants BP is using to try to clean up the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. Read More Here
(EndOfTheAmericanDream) – Benzene And Hydrogen Sulfide: The Real Dangers From The Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill? – Read More Here
(TheAmericanNightmare) – THE GREAT ABYSS – AN..ENTIRE..CONTINENT..BURNING
What we are about to explain is not at all hard to understand.
It involves every one of the oil and natural gas wells that have ever been drilled within each and every state in Continental America (hereafter referred to as “inland” wells). Read More Here
(WSWS) – Gulf oil disaster: a trillion-dollar corporate crime
The oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is a corporate crime whose magnitude almost defies comprehension. The eventual cost—combining damage to complex Gulf and coastal ecosystems, wiping out of the fishing and tourism industries, and long-term health consequences for the population of the region—is likely to total over $1 trillion. Read More Here
(LATimes) – Obama’s speech: There’s a pipe spewing a gazillion gobs of oil into the gulf, so let’s build more windmills – Read More Here
(TimesColonist) – BP ignored warnings on Gulf well: investigators
BP knew its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico was a “nightmare” in the days leading up to its fatal April 20 blowout, congressional investigators said yesterday, but the company “appears to have made multiple decisions for economic reasons that increased the danger of a catastrophic well failure.” Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Mr. President, can BP arrest Our Journalists? – Read More Here
(RussiaToday) – Video: Are Americans ready to get rid of oil yet?
To get an idea of how grave is the White House worried over the public dissatisfaction with President Obama’s handling of the oil spill, consider that he launched two surges in Afghanistan, dragged Obama care across the finish line. Video Link Here
(ZeroHedge) – Power Blackouts And Water Shortages Threaten Florida
Some bad news for our Tampa Bay/Mons Venus-based (yes, they do have WiFi) readers: globalresearch.ca notes that Florida “faces severe fresh water shortages and power blackouts if the thick crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster clogs sea water intakes at the largest seawater desalinisation plant in the United States Read More Here
(AlJazeera) – Steele Accuses Obama of Exploiting Oil Spil For Political Gain
Steele said the US president’s actions demonstrated his inability to lead Americans out of a disaster and showed an “appallingly arrogant political calculus”.
He said Obama should instead focus on providing what he called “real and honest solutions” to those affected by the spill. Read More Here
(WashingtonExaminer) – BP Was Founding Member of ‘Cap-and-Trade’ Lobby – Read More Here
(McConnell) – McConnell: Obama Concerned With Taxing Americans, Not Plugging The Leak
Most Americans are baffled by all this. The crisis as they see it is a broken pipe at the bottom of the ocean, miles-long oil slicks, and threatened coastlines. The first thing they want to know is what the administration plans to do to plug the leak, clean up the oil, and mitigate the spill’s effects on the livelihoods of those affected.
And yet day after day, as the oil continues to flow, what we hear about from the administration is how tough they plan to be with BP and now, apparently, how important it is that we institute a new tax that will raise energy costs for every single American but which will do nothing to plug the leak Read More Here
(Business&MediaInstitute) – Video: Psycho Talk – MSNBC’s Schultz Calls for Obama to Act ‘Like a Dictator’ — Twice
Earlier in the day, Schultz had made a similar call, but he was more animated as he explained he wanted to see the administration follow through with its “boot-on-the-neck” response and called for Obama to “kind of” act like a dictator. [Emphasis added] Video Link Here
(CNBC) – Video: Ron Paul Defends Obama on BP Oil Spill, And Himself on Owning Gold
Ron Paul tells it like it is: Obama is not to blame for the BP oil spill; the people responsible for such an accident should be completely responsible for cleaning it up. Paul also discusses his $1.5 million in gold stocks, , a day after two staff writers for a Washington newspaper were stunned that a politician has the audacity to walk the talk and actually put his money where his mouth is. Continue reading →
(KurtNimmo) – It is another example of the mindset of the Hollywood lib elite. Film director Woody Allen — who demonstrated his warped ethos a few years ago by marrying his adopted daughter — believes Obama would get more done if he declared himself dictator. “I am pleased with Obama. I think he’s brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him,” Allen said in an interview published by Spanish language monarchist newspaper La Vanguardia. “It would good… if he could be a dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly.”Continue reading →
(Reuters) – Iraq anti-US cleric Sadr urges unity vs Americans
Anti-U.S. cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, likely to be a key player in forming a new Iraqi government following elections last month, urged Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims on Friday to unite to oust American troops. Read More Here
(PressTV) – US may retain 90 nukes on Iran border
As Washington and Moscow sign a new arms reduction treaty, skepticism arises in Turkey as to whether those cuts will include US atomic warheads stored in the country. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – U.S. Pushes for Somalia Offensive, But Settles for Starving Somali Civilians
The American-backed offensive in Somalia was supposed to be underway by now, based on months of Pentagon-planted stories in the corporate press. But there is, as yet, no offensive, because the puppet regime doesn’t even have enough soldiers to hang on to its little corner of Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu. This is a big problem for the Obama administration, which is anxious to expand its imperial offensive from Yemen across the Red Sea to the Horn of Africa. Unfortunately for Washington, its Somali puppets have far too few troops to launch an offensive against anyone. Read More Here
(Independent) – US Moves From Nuclear Arms to Conventional Missiles With Global Reach
While President Barack Obama speaks overseas of his vision of a world without nuclear weapons, his military commanders at home are quietly accelerating a programme to develop and deploy a new class of conventional intercontinental ballistic missiles which will have the capacity to strike targets anywhere in the world within an hour. Read More Here
(Audio) – Obama is the Closest Thing to a Dictator We’ve Ever Had – Mark Levin – Audio Link Here
(TheTimes) – George W. Bush ‘Knew Guantánamo Prisoners Were Innocent’
George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they feared that releasing them would harm the push for war in Iraq and the broader War on Terror, according to a new document obtained by The Times. Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – PTSD, Infertility and other Consequences of War
PTSD and its effects on U.S. soldiers and their families is a ghastly story with no end. PTSD is, in large part, though, an entirely Pentagon, or American war machine, inflicted wound. Read More Here
(Guardian) – Kyrgyzstan: The not so great game
America’s collusion with corruption and Russia’s cheerleading have played out in the unravelling chaos of Kyrgyzstan Read More Here
(SantiagoTimes) – Bolivia’s Morales Invites Greater Russian Presence In Latin America
Bolivian President Evo Morales on Sunday confirmed that during a recent meeting with Russian Prime Minister Putin in Venezuela he asked for a “greater Russian presence in Latin America” and especially in Bolivia. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Ahmadinejad: Iran world’s most powerful country – Read More Here
In my article ”Saying Yes to the Party of No,” I commented on how pleased I’ve been to see Glenn Beck talking about a subject I’ve been writing about since the late seventies: a government-declared state of emergency leading to a ”temporary” dictatorship.
I have long believed that the mathematics of an insatiable entitlement society in the U.S. guarantees a runaway inflation, which likely would be followed by anarchy and chaos – a perfect excuse for government to resort to strong-armed totalitarian measures to ”restore order.” My model has always been Germany’s Weimar Republic in the 1920s, where runaway inflation brought Adolf Hitler to power. Continue reading →
This nearly 3,000 page bill contains, among other things, mandatory requirements for membership in national health care which will be enforced by the IRS. There will be monetary penalties and jail for failure to be enrolled. The IRS is empowered to hire 17,000 new agents to assist in this enforcement. There are legislative moves to repeal the bill and several states attorneys general are filing lawsuits to challenge the constitutionality of the bill. It is not clear if any of the measures will be able to stop the bill.
Alex also talks with Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, and the founder of NaturalNews.com, an online news source covering all areas of personal and planetary wellness from nutrition to renewable energy. Continue reading →
John T. Flynn in his classic study “As We Go Marching”, originally published in 1944, explains the idea and the movement called Fascism. Whether fascism was capitalist or anti-capitalist, labor or anti-labor, no one could say until the leaders themselves decided upon a course of action. It was improvised as the movement went along. It is government system that accepts responsibility to make the economic system work at full energy, using the device of state-created purchasing power effected by means of government borrowing and spending, and which organizes the economic life of the people into industrial and professional groups to subject the system to control under the supervision of the state. – Continue reading →
(Kitco) – FOREWORD: At certain times, focusing on the big picture is important not just for investment success, but for personal welfare, and even survival. We believe such times are here. It is estimated that 98% of Americans have never held a gold coin in their hands. Yet 100% of Americans regularly handle Federal Reserve Notes. Continue reading →
(PaulWatson) – An Obama executive order that creates a council of state governors who will work with the feds to expand military involvement in domestic security, together with PDD 51, a Bush era executive order that gives the President dictatorial power in times of national emergency, eliminate the last roadblocks to declaring martial law in the United States. Continue reading →
Absolute governments (though the disgrace of human nature) have this advantage with them, that they are simple; if the people suffer, they know the head from which their suffering springs, know likewise the remedy, and are not bewildered by a variety of causes and cures. But the constitution of England is so exceedingly complex, that the nation may suffer for years together without being able to discover in which part the fault lies, some will say in one and some in another, and every political physician will advise a different medicine.–Thomas Paine, “Common Sense,” 1776
Think about each of the observations Paine makes in the quote above. They could not describe our current state of socio-political existence any better. We have come full-swing and have arrived back to the days preceding our point of origin. Which way forward? Continue reading →
(Guardian) – History remembers Benito Mussolini as a founder member of the original Axis of Evil, the Italian dictator who ruled his country with fear and forged a disastrous alliance with Nazi Germany. But a previously unknown area of Il Duce’s CV has come to light: his brief career as a British agent. Continue reading →
Say what you will, believe what you want, tell others of your deep “in the gut” support for Dictator-in-Chief Obama’s vision of change while you continue to wave good-by in the rear view mirror to the once really free America. Continue reading →
“By 2005, the Pentagon had already amassed 34 million names and information, on young people, creating the largest repository of information on 16 to 25 year old youth, in the country” says the US military. Continue reading →
If it wasn’t before, the ultimate purpose of Dictator Barack Hussein Obama should now be clear to even his most die-hard fans. With Obama’s planned and now-revised “Cybersecurity Act of 2009, his inordinately broad and sweeping powers to take control of the Internet AND private networks is making its way through the Senate. Continue reading →
Take a look at the photo below. It’s from one of several Honduran resistance websites. The man on the left is now dead, shot to death during a street protest. He was a union leader. The woman in the middle was injured. The man on the right is José Leonidas Martinez who spoke last evening here in Ottawa about conditions on the ground in his country since the coup. Continue reading →
(Fox) – Political strategist Karl Rove joins Beck to talk about Barack Obama’s attempt to concentrate his executive power and the numerous, unchecked czars which Obama has named. – (Take Note of Venezuela Propaganda and the US backed build up in Columbia)Continue reading →
The Search for Truth, is a journey that causes great emotion as one uncovers some very disturbing and troubling facts that cannot be understood utilizing ones conventional thinking skills. One must jump outside the box and be willing to change their perspective viewing the situation from a higher vantage point, therefore seeing the BIGGER picture. It all comes down to: Perspective = Perception. Continue reading →
“Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.” Benito Mussolini.
Generally speaking, most people around the world have no idea where Denmark is. The last time I was in the US, the general consensus among those I spoke to, was that it was the Capital of Sweden. The Muhammad Cartoon fiasco did for a short while drag Denmark kicking and squealing into the international spotlight, but that didn’t last too long, and in truth, the Royal Kingdom of Denmark has returned to its accustomed state of national anonymity. Continue reading →
This past winter both the outgoing director of the CIA and a separate Pentagon report declared political instability in Mexico to be on a par with Pakistan and Iran as top-ranking threats to US national security. It was an exaggeration; Mexico is not yet a “failed state.” On the other hand, it is certainly drifting in that direction. Continue reading →
When Hitler and Mussolini came to power, parliamentary governments had been in place in Germany and Italy for at least a half a century. These dictators established political power outside legislative due process, under the guise of national emergency. They ruled by fiat – claiming such was the only efficient way to regain national power and honor. In just this way, Democrats betrayed justice in the Senate this past week. Continue reading →
And now, friends and countrymen, if the wise and learned philosophers of the elder world, the first observers of nutation and aberration, the discoverers of maddening ether and invisible planets, the inventors of Congreve rockets and Shrapnel shells, should find their hearts disposed to enquire what has America done for the benefit of mankind? Continue reading →
Suharto, who was the brutal U.S.-backed military dictator of Indonesia from 1965 to 1998, is now dead. Here is the story of his bloody road to power — excerpted from a detailed analysis by the MLMRSG, called “The Destruction of the Indonesian Communist Party in 1965 and the Road Not Taken.” Continue reading →
Being a military thinker of the profoundest sort, I offer the following manual of martial affairs for nations yearning to copy the American way of war. Read it carefully. Great clarity will result. The steps limned below will facilitate disaster without imposing the burden of reinventing it. The Pentagon may print copies for distribution. Continue reading →
Iranians do not need or want us to teach them about liberty and representative government. They have long embodied this struggle. It is we who need to be taught. It was Washington that orchestrated the 1953 coup to topple Iran’s democratically elected government, the first in the Middle East, and install the compliant shah in power. Continue reading →
President Obama’s plan to give the privately-owned and unaccountable Federal Reserve complete regulatory oversight across the entire U.S. economy, which is likely to be enacted before the end of the year, will officially herald the beginning of a new form of government in the United States – an ultra-powerful banking dictatorship controlled by a small gaggle of shadowy and corrupt elitists. Continue reading →
(Paul Craig Robers) – How much attention do elections in Japan, India, Argentina, or any other country, get from the U.S. media? How many Americans and American journalists even know who is in political office in other countries besides England, France, and Germany? Who can name the political leaders of Switzerland, Holland, Brazil, Japan, or even China? Continue reading →
The staggering spectacle of a sitting President effectively firing the CEO of a private company heralds the beginning of a new phase in the government takeover of free enterprise, according to shocked economic observers.
Scott Horton – a professor at Columbia Law School and writer for Harper’s – says of the Bush administration memos authorizing torture, spying, indefinite detention without charge, the use of the military within the U.S. and the suspension of free speech and press rights: Continue reading →