Who will take out the garbage if our courts of justice won’t punish war crimes?

Millions would love to see the present crop of war criminals dangling from lamp-posts.

But somebody called “Ellie” writing on Medialens has put a damper on this happy prospect. She explained the difficulties in bringing the scum to book. One of the things the British government wants to do, she said, is “stop the possibility of private prosecutions for (international) crimes committed by foreign nationals, so that friendly war criminals can continue to sup tea in Buckingham Palace”.

Unfortunately crimes that can supposedly be tackled under universal jurisdiction are limited and don’t include waging a war of aggression (although they do include war crimes in general), “so we can’t get anywhere with this charge (e.g. against Bush) in a domestic court”. Continue reading

Sen. DeMint Ratifying U.N. Children’s Rights Treaty Would Turn Parental Rights ‘Over to International Community’

(CNS) – Sen. Jim DeMint (R- S.C.) said that if President Barack Obama gets his way and the Senate ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the precedent would be set to place parental rights under the jurisdiction of the international community.

“We believe we need to take clear action here in Congress to protect the rights of parents to raise their children,” DeMint said at a Wednesday panel discussion. “This treaty would, in fact, establish a precedent that those rights have been given over to the international community.”

DeMint is lead sponsor of  S. Res. 519, a resolution to protect parental rights, which is co-sponsored by 30 senators total. Only four more senators need to sign on to inform President Obama that he does not have enough votes in the Senate to ratify the treaty, DeMint said.

DeMint has also introduced a joint resolution, proposing a constitutional amendment to protect parental rights.

Under Article 2, Section 2 of the U. S. Constitution, treaties must be approved by a two-thirds majority of the Senate for them to take effect. Full article here

Video: Lawsuit challenges airport full-body scanners

(BostonGlobe) – A privacy advocacy group is suing the Department of Homeland Security to suspend the use of the controversial full-body scanners employed at airports across the country, including at every major checkpoint at Logan International Airport.

The machines, which use X-rays or radio frequency energy to detect weapons and explosives beneath passengers’ clothing, have been much criticized because of privacy concerns. Continue reading

Video: Bob Chapman – Global Governance is A Corporate Takeover by The illuminati – Alex Jones Tv

(July 2) – Regular Friday guest Bob Chapman, former gold and silver stockbroker and publisher of The International Forecaster, talks about the economy. Continue reading

World War

(PressTV) – Video: US to blame for Afghan slaughter

US-led forces in Afghanistan have killed many civilians in the southern province of Helmand amid public outrage over rising death tolls in the war-torn county, Afghan sources say. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Summer in Iraq

It’s high summer in Iraq, and tempers are getting very short. According to a recent article in the Washington Post, the ugly effect of this ongoing conflict continues to grind the people into the ground: Read More Here

Iran

(GlobalResearch) – Sanctions and War Threats directed against the Tehran Government: Who Cares About the Iranian People?

The world countries are competing with each other in imposing new financial sanctions against Iran. While the Iranian people still hasn’t forgotten the bitter memory of 8-year war with the Baathist Iraq which was masterminded and fostered by the United States and its European allies, new rounds of crippling sanctions directed against the most strategic industries of Iran come after one another in what is claimed to be the international movement of preventing Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Read More Here

(12160) – Video: Stephen Kinzer on the History of BP/British Petroleum and Its Role in the 1953 Iran Coup

Stephen Kinzer, author of All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror, looks at the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company’s role in the 1953 CIA coup against Iran’s popular progressive prime minister, Mohammad Mosaddegh. View Video Here

(CounterPunch) – Guns of August in the Middle East?

Crazy talk about the Middle East seems to be escalating, backed up by some pretty ominous military deployments. First, the department of scary statements: Read More Here

(CommonDreams) – IAEA Conceals Evidence Iran Documents Were Forged

The International Atomic Energy Agency says its present objective regarding Iran is to try to determine whether the intelligence documents purportedly showing a covert Iranian nuclear weapons programme from 2001 to 2003 are authentic or not. The problem, according to its reports, is that Iran refuses to help clarify the issue.

But the IAEA has refused to acknowledge publicly significant evidence brought to its attention by Iran that the documents were fabricated, and has made little, if any, effort to test the authenticity of the intelligence documents or to question officials of the governments holding them, IPS has learned. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – MAP OF THE DAY: Here’s The Israeli Attack Route Iran Just Cut Off

War worries in the Middle East continue to grow, as it has been revealed that Iran has supplied Syria with radar capable of detecting Israeli planes flying at high altitudes.

That ability to detect could cut off one of Israel’s main attack routes for targeting Iran. Read More Here

(AFP) – Obama warns Iran of new pressure, signs sanctions

President Barack Obama warned Iran Thursday it faced mounting pressure and isolation, as he signed tough new US sanctions he said would strike at Tehran’s capacity to finance its nuclear program.

The measures, on top of new UN Security Council and European sanctions, aim to choke off Iran’s access to imports of refined petroleum products like gasoline and jet fuel and curb its access to the international banking system. Read More Here

Palestine

(IMEMC) – PMRS: “52% of Gaza Children Suffer From Malnutrition”

A study conducted by the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) revealed that 52% of the children in Gaza suffer from anaemia, and severe deficiency in phosphor, calcium and zinc, while a significant number of children suffer from infections in their respiratory systems. Read More Here

(StopWar) – Gaza Flotilla Report – View Here

(RawStory) – Rights group probes US agencies on foreknowledge of Israeli flotilla raid

What did we know, and when?

That’s the gist of a series of Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights, which hopes to learn more about any American involvement in or foreknowledge of the deadly flotilla raid that left nine peace activists dead, including a young, unarmed American citizen who was reportedly shot four times in the head. Read More Here

(AlJazeera) – Video: West Bank poverty ‘worse than Gaza’

Children living in the poorest parts of the West Bank face significantly worse conditions than their counterparts in Gaza, a study conducted by an international youth charity has found.

The report by Save the Children UK, due to be released on Wednesday, says that families forced from their homes in the West Bank are suffering the effects of grinding poverty, often lacking food, medicine and humanitarian assistance. Continue reading

Video: Coast to Coast AM with Jim Marrs

Author and investigative journalist Jim Marrs talked about why he believes the International Elite are using economic collapse, man-made disease, and erosion of civil liberties to take down America. He referred to the US as a “zombie nation” because citizens and the country itself are trillions of dollars in debt. JFK ended up dead not longer after he issued $4.2 billion in currency that was printed by the Treasury instead of the Federal Reserve (in reality, a group of 12 banks that charge interest), he noted.

“They’re setting us up for a really big fall– because the United States has been a free nation and a republic,” and the biggest stumbling block to their plan for a New World Order– a global socialist state broken into three economic blocks (as George Orwell predicted in 1984), Marrs laid out. Rather than conservatives or liberals, Democrats or Republicans, he said the Global Elite is made up of various wealthy individuals– many Cabinet members of the last four administrations have been members of the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations), he added. Continue reading

World War

(OpEdNews) – “360 Rotational Fire” Against Iraqi Civilians After IED Attacks

Ethan McCord, one of the soldiers seen in the now-famous Wikileaks video in which two American Apache helicopters fire upon a relaxed, unhurried gaggle of men in Baghdad, has stated in an interview with World Socialist Website that he witnessed numerous times the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians in Iraq after IED attacks. Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Most Americans and Europeans Support Impending Attack on Iran

Remember Hitler’s maxim that the bigger and the more outrageous the lie, the more likely the masses are to believe it? Following the results of a recent poll we once again get an object lesson demonstrating that Hitler knew what he was talking about. Read More Here

(TheAge) – Expert: Terrorists Win If Obama Shuts Down The Internet

US President Barack Obama would be granted powers to seize control of and even shut down the internet under a new bill that describes the global internet as a US “national asset”.

One of Australia’s top communications experts, University of Sydney associate professor Bjorn Landfeldt, railed against the idea, saying shutting down the internet would “inflict an enormous damage on the entire world”.

He said it would be like giving a single country “the right to poison the atmosphere, or poison the ocean”. Read More Here

(PakAlert) – Flashpoints For Global War

In this article, we will examine some of the regions around the world in which such a “shock and awe” campaign could begin, facilitating the escalation of global war. Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (Examiner) – Video: Fox “news” continues CBS, ABC, CNN propaganda to attack Iran: today’s CIA Operation Mockingbird

In the video clip from Fox below, Bill Kristol advocates US military attack on Iran because he predicts that Israel will attack Iran. This is propaganda for an unlawful war for the following “emperor has no clothes” obvious reasons. Fox “reporting” is also a manipulative variation of the same war drone I’ve documented from CBS, ABC, and CNN. View More Here

(Ma’an) – Danish pension funds divest from Israeli companies

Two Danish pension funds announced on Tuesday their decision to divest from two Israeli companies implicated in the construction of Israel’s illegal wall and settlements inside the West Bank, a statement issued by the Stop the Wall Campaign said. Read More Here

Jews Against Zionism

The first national Jewish anti-Zionist gathering will take place this weekend in Detroit. The “U.S. Assembly of Jews: Confronting Racism and Israeli Apartheid,” endorsed by over 50 groups, will explore strategies for anti-Zionist Jewish organizing, expanding the boycott and divestment movement, decolonizing Palestine, and developing Jewish political perspectives distinct from Zionism.

(Telegraph) – Why Kyrgyzstan’s pogroms are my fault (and yours, Britain’s and America’s) – Read More Here

(CBCTheNational) – Video: Why Do Govt Agencies ALWAYS Seem To Destroy Evidence Involved In Terrorism Cases – View Video Here

(KOMO) – Video: US Soldiers Charged with Murder of Three Afghan Civilians – Video Link Here

FLASHBACK – 2007 – (TEDTalks) – Video: James Nachtwey’s searing photos of war

Accepting his 2007 TED Prize, war photographer James Nachtwey shows his life’s work and asks TED to help him continue telling the story with innovative, exciting uses of news photography in the digital era.

(CSMonitor) – US opposes ICC bid to make ‘aggression’ a crime under international law

The Obama administration has resisted efforts by the International Criminal Court to include ‘aggression’ as a crime, mainly because it could impact US military operations abroad. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Gates Demands Congress OK War Funds by July 4 – Read More Here

(RawStory) – US, Europe tighten screws on Iran nuclear program

The new US sanctions target insurance companies, oil firms and shipping lines linked to Iran’s atomic or missile programs as well as the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and Iran’s defense minister Ahmad Vahidi. Read More Here

(Salon) – John McCain on the Evil, Barbaric Iranians – Read More Here

(ArabNews) – Israel’s list of broken world records – Read More Here

(TheCableFP) – Congress calls on administration to use the Human Rights Council against Iran – Read More Here

(SMH) – Strong support for Iran action: poll

The Pew Research Center’s poll conducted in 22 countries found majorities or pluralities in 16 countries endorsing the possibility of military intervention. Read More Here

(CNN) – Video: B.P.s Ties To Iran! (Are They Trying To Vilify Iran Or B.P.?) – Continue reading

Economy

(StarTribune) – In jail for being in debt – Read More Here

REPOST – (AP) – Long-Term Unemployed Now 46 Percent Of Unemployed, Highest Percentage On Record – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – The Economic Crisis: Class Struggles Heat Up in Greece

Workers in Greece today stand in the forefront of the converging European class struggles against big capital’s attempt to make working people pay the costs of its crisis. Read More Here

(FoxBusiness) – Video: Peter Schiff on Fox Business News

Is it Time to Dump Your Stocks? – Video Link Here

(USAWatchdog) – Gold’s Flashing Warning Sign

Gold hit another all-time high yesterday! According to gold website Kitco.com – Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Risks to global economy have ‘risen significantly’, top IMF official warns

The risks to a robust global recovery have ‘risen significantly’ as many governments struggle with debt, a leading official from the International Monetary Fund has warned. Read More Here

(CNSNews) – Billboard Puts Obama on $100,000,000,000,000 Bill, Asks: ‘But Who Will Pay the Piper?’ – Read More Here

(EuropaPress) – Spanish Police Protest “Unjustified Waste Of Public Money” In Protecting Bilderberg

The SME-CCOO union of the Catalan police today showed their disagreement with the “unjustified waste” of public money aimed at preserving the security of the Bilderberg Club, which celebrates these days its annual meeting in Sitges. Read More Here

(EuroPacificCapital) – The Phantom Recovery – Peter Schiff

In recent months, GDP numbers have rebounded – primarily as a result of record low interest rates reliquifying the credit market and government stimulus jolting consumer spending. Although the “positive growth” has delighted Obama’s economic brain trust, it has done little to boost the fortunes of Main Street. As I have said many times, GDP largely measures spending, and spending is not growth. Continue reading

A 26-foot-tall Anubis Statue Installed at Denver International Airport

(RedIceCreations) – Ever since it was first installed at Denver International Airport, the 32-foot-tall blue “Mustang” has been the talk of the town, but a new addition is sure to get plenty of attention.

A crew is installing a seven-ton, 26-foot-tall concrete sculpture of an Egyptian god at the airport.

Anubis, a statue with a jackal-head, will be built south of the Jeppesen Terminal.

Although part of the lore of the 9,000-pound “Mustang” is that its creator, Luis Jiménez, was tragically killed while making the piece, Anubis may be even more notorious. He’s the Egyptian god of death and the afterlife. Read entire article

Liberal Coalition Demands FCC Move to Shut Down Talk Radio

(KurtNimmo) – A coalition of more than 30 liberal organizations is calling for censorship and a trashing of the First Amendment. The groups have banded together and have sent a letter to the FCC demanding the government monitor “hate speech” on talk radio, the internet, and the cable television news networks.

Read the letter in PDF format here. – Continue reading

World War

(GlobalResearch) – Terror on Aid Ship: “Plan Was to Kill Activists and Deter Future Convoys” – Jonathan Cook – Read More Here

(FreeGaza) – Israel’s Disinformation Campaign Against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla – Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (LewRockwell) – ‘The USS Liberty’: America’s Most Shameful Secret – Eric S. Margolis – Read More Here

(CounterPunch) – Notch Up Another Disaster for Israel’s Well-Oiled Propaganda Machine – Read More Here

(DailyMail) – Fears of new flashpoint as defiant Israel prepares for showdown with two more Gaza aid ships – Read More Here

(RawStory) – In raw video, reporters claim Israelis fired on activists before boarding ship

Update: Turkey will reportedly send military escort with future Gaza aid boats
In what could be a serious blow to Israel’s narrative on the killing of at least nine humanitarian activists making their way to Gaza through international waters, raw video by an Al Jazeera producer, who was filming during the raid, appears to provide evidence that the IDF opened fire on the flotilla even before boarding it. Read More Here

(CounterPunch) – Obama’s Timidity and Deaths at Sea – Ray McGovern

A chief lesson to learn from President Barack Obama’s recent unwillingness to stand up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Lobby is that such timidity can get people killed.

Casualty figures are still arriving in the wake of Israel’s Sunday night-Monday morning commando attack on an unarmed flotilla trying to bring relief supplies to the 1.5 million Palestinians crowded into Gaza. Already, at least nine civilian passengers are reported killed, and dozens wounded. Read More Here

(Sky) – Video: Flotilla Deaths: Activists Describe Bloodshed

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg described the Israeli blockade to supplies for Gaza as an “absolute humanitarian catastrophe”.

And Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan said the nine deaths were a “bloody massacre”. Video Link Here

(LondonTelegraph) – Gaza flotilla attack: Israeli ambassador compares raid to Second World War – Read More Here

(RawStory) – Ex-Mossad agent: Gaza flotilla raid ’so stupid it’s stupefying’

While the United States has reserved judgment in the matter, a former Mossad agent is casting blame for the botched raid on a Gaza aid flotilla, pointing directly at Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for allegedly ordering forces to act without vital preparation. Read More Here

REPOST – (CNN) – Video: Eyewitnesses recount Israel flotilla raid – “Israel Fired Upon Ship for 5 Minutes Before Boarding” – Video Link Here

Video: AIPAC, Traitors Within – View Video Here

(Redress) – Punish North Korea! Who sank the Cheonan?

Christopher King suggests that the sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan on 26 March was an American false flag operation aimed at creating a dispute with China to use as a pretext to raise barriers to Chinese imports, suspend interest payments on US debt held by the Chinese and force Beijing to revalue the renminbi to reduce China’s trading advantages. Read More Here

(SOTT) – Eyewitness accounts demolish Israeli lies: Commandos opened fire before boarding Gaza flotilla, then shot and tortured people at will – Read More Here

(RumorMillNews) – Five Delegates with US-Based Free Palestine Movement Among those Attacked – Read More Here

(AlterNet) – Turkey Promises to Send Supplies to Gaza With Naval Escort

Well, now Israel has done it. They have actually provoked Turkey to the point that they may start a war over this incident massacre: Read More Here

(CommonDreams) – Israeli Attack on Gaza Aid Ship Violates International Law – Read More Here

(AFP) – (VancouverSun) – No weapons on stormed Turkish ship: Report – Read More Here

(Redress) – Letter to UK Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham

Subject: The rogue state of Israel’s foulest crime – Read More Here

(TheUglyTruth) – Dogs Will Be Dogs–Israel’s Latest Slaughter of the Innocents Just Business as Usual – Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Irish Nobel Peace Laureate, Former U.N. Diplomat Sail for Gaza

Northern Irish Nobel peace laureate Máiread Corrigan-Maguire and Denis Halliday, a former senior United Nations diplomat, and several other Irish citizens have boarded the MV Rachel Corrie and have set off for Gaza to deliver aid. Read More Here

REPOST – (SteveWatson) – Israeli Knesset Member: Israel Wanted High Number Of Fatalities – Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – All At Sea

In other words, according to international law, the actions of the Israeli military were beyond the law and those involved should be treated no differently than, say, the Somali pirates who are also in the habit of boarding ships by force. Read More Here

(Haaretz) – Operation Mini Cast Lead

Again came the claim of self defense, that “they lynched us” and that all the dead are on their side. Once more the use of violence and excessive and lethal force was in play and once more civilians wound up dead. Read More Here

(SaltLakeTribune) – U.S. Blocks Security Council Criticism of Israeli Raid

Israel faced heavy criticism in an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council on Monday in response to its deadly attack on an aid flotilla trying to breach the Gaza blockade, but attempts to issue a formal statement stalled after the United States rejected the strong condemnation sought by Turkey. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Obama’s Timidity and Deaths at Sea – Ray McGovern

A chief lesson to learn from President Barack Obama’s recent unwillingness to stand up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Lobby is that such timidity can get people killed. Read More Here

(TheIndependent) – Western Leaders are too Cowardly to Help Save Lives – Robert Fisk

Has Israel lost it? Can the Gaza War of 2008-09 (1,300 dead) and the Lebanon War of 2006 (1,006 dead) and all the other wars and now yesterday’s killings mean that the world will no longer accept Israel’s rule?

Don’t hold your breath. Read More Here

(Haaretz) – A Special Place in Hell / The Second Gaza War: Israel lost at sea

We are no longer defending Israel. We are now defending the siege, which is itself becoming Israel’s Vietnam. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Terror on Aid Ship: “Plan Was to Kill Activists and Deter Future Convoys” – Jonathan Cook

An Arab member of the Israeli parliament who was on board the international flotilla that was attacked on Monday as it tried to take humanitarian aid to Gaza accused Israel yesterday of intending to kill peace activists as a way to deter future convoys.

Haneen Zoubi said Israeli naval vessels had surrounded the flotilla’s flagship, the Mavi Marmara, and fired on it a few minutes before commandos abseiled from a helicopter directly above them. Read More Here

(Fox) – Video: NO Weapons Found On Gaza Flotilla! More Ships Headed To Break Israeli Blockade! – Video Link Here

(June 1) – Video: Alex Breaks Down Gaza Aid Flotilla Ship Attack by Israel

Alex breaks down why the Nwo globalist zionist goons are making their move now to start a small nuclear war in the middle east that will explode into World War 3.

Part 1 of 4

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The “International Community” Pushes for “Global Coordination”

(C4L) – Never letting a good crisis go to waste, the sovereignty-hating globalists continue to argue that national governments should have less say in implementing domestic financial regulation and fiscal policy.

According to International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, “National oriented responses are not the way, since they risk creating economic conflicts.” The IMF publication goes on: Continue reading

Video: Bob Chapman’s Friday Economic Report on Alex Jones Tv

(May 28) – Alex also talks with regular guest Bob Chapman, the former stockbroker who now publishes The International Forecaster, a compendium of information on business, finance, economics and social and political issues worldwide. Continue reading

Economy

(CNBC) – Video: Nouriel Roubini – Double Dip Recession – Video Link Here

BREAKING (TheFightOfYourLife) – Bob Chapman flashed a high priority Intel report today 05/22/10 at 1700EDT

According to high placed sources withing the Federal Reserve they will take the economy down and force all but 4 banks out of existence no later that December 31, 2010 and possibly by mid November. Read More Here

(CSPAN2) – Video: The US Government Is In Dire Physical Condition! – Senator McConnell

(NYTimes) – Cuts to Child Care Subsidy Thwart More Job Seekers – Read More Here

(FoxBusiness) – The Next Bailout: $165B for Unions

Taxpayers could be on the hook for another $165 billion if a bill to bail out private union pension funds makes it through Congress. Read More Here

(CaseyResearch) – Fact vs. Fiction on Today’s Economy

There is a lot of “noise” being tossed out by the politicos and their preferred pundits about how the U.S. economy is on the mend. Thus it is important to try and separate fact from fiction about where things really stand.
FICTION: Though sporadic, the U.S. economy will continue to improve.
FACT: The U.S. is headed for a currency crisis.
Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Speculators Grab Gold Faster Than Mines Can Produce It

Speculators are buying gold faster than the world’s biggest producers can mine it as analysts forecast a 27 percent rally that may extend the longest run of annual gains since at least 1920. Read More Here

(Express) – Gordon Brown ‘first choice’ for top job at IMF – Read More Here

(MyBudget360) – America’s wealthiest 25 percent of households own 87 percent of all U.S. wealth. How the middle class face growing income inequality in the new era of the psychopath corporatocracy Read More Here

(MarketWatch) – Bank of Spain seizes control of savings bank CajaSur – Read More Here

(IrishTimes) – Burden of Irish debt could yet eclipse that of Greece

It is no longer a question of whether Ireland will go bust, but when. Unlike Greece, our woes do not stem from government debt, but instead from the government’s open-ended guarantee to cover the losses of the banking system out of its citizens’ wallets. Read More Here

(InternForecaster) – Dysfunctional Markets That Change Every Hour – Bob Chapman

Keeping up with today’s dysfunctional markets is very difficult because they change hour by hour. The problems of Europe have stolen center stage from US problems. The focus is on Europe, but we all should remember trillions of dollars have been injected into the US financial system since mid-2007. Read More Here

(WashingtonPost) – One false move in Europe could set off global chain reaction

If the trouble starts — and it remains an “if” — the trigger may well be obscure to the concerns of most Americans: a missed budget projection by the Spanish government, the failure of Greece to hit a deficit-reduction target, a drop in Ireland’s economic output. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Louisiana Realtor: Oil Is Having “Horrible, Just Horrific” Effect On Sales

Carolyn Angelette said around 100 clients have canceled summer rentals in Grand Isle, LA. Other clients have postponed plans to buy a home until they see the full extent of oil damage. At this rate, she warns, her Century 21 office will go out of business. Read More Here

Video: California is planning to bankrupt itself

Jim Puplava talks about insane law proposals in California recorded on May 22nd 2010

(GlobalResearch) – The Banks Call the Shots on Financial Reform: The Sovereign Debt Crisis is Sweeping the World with another Credit Crunch – Danny Schechter – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – A “Fix” to the Economic Recession: Undermine the Rights of Public Sector Workers – Shamus Cooke

In the state of Oregon, the most widely distributed paper, the Oregonian, announced on its front page that the state should expect “Ten Years of Pain.” The perpetrator: the budget crisis — $2.5 billion in the coming two-year budget cycle, with $2 billion projected deficits until 2019. Sadly, these depressing numbers assume that the economy will recover, a belief lacking any credible evidence.

How to fix Oregon’s woes? The Oregonian answers: Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Merkel’s Savage Blitz through Euroland – Mike Whitney

Angela Merkel has let a minor brush-fire on the periphery turn into a raging inferno that’s sweeping across the continent. Absent Berlin’s fumbling diplomatic effort and its ferocious attachment to Hooverian economics, the Greek matter would have been over by now. Instead, the fire continues to burn while the German Chancellor pushes the eurozone closer and closer to the cliff. And what for; to prove that prodigal spending by the member states (Greece) mustn’t go unpunished? Is that what this is all about? Is Merkel really willing to break up the EU just to prove her point and to accommodate her towering sense of self righteousness? Read More Here

(TruthDig) – The Greeks Get It – Chris Hedges

Here’s to the Greeks. They know what to do when corporations pillage and loot their country. They know what to do when Goldman Sachs and international bankers collude with their power elite to falsify economic data and then make billions betting that the Greek economy will collapse. Read More Here

(CSPAN) – Video: Why should taxpayers be on the hook? – Ron Paul

On Thursday, Congressman Paul spoke at the House Financial Services subcommittee hearing on The Role of the International Monetary Fund and Federal Reserve in Stabilizing Europe.

He also questioned Federal Reserve Board of Governors member Daniel Tarullo and observed how continual bailouts help the big banks and the well-connected at the expense of the taxpayer. Continue reading

MSM: Obama Pledges “International Order”

(WashingtonPost) – President Obama on Saturday pledged to shape a new “international order” as part of a national security strategy that emphasizes his belief in global institutions and America’s role in promoting Democratic values around the world.

Speaking to the graduating class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point — the ninth wartime commencement in a row, he said — the commander in chief who is leading two foreign wars expressed his faith in cooperation and partnerships to confront the economic, military and environmental challenges of the future.

“The international order we seek is one that can resolve the challenges of our times,’” he said in prepared remarks. “Countering violent extremism and insurgency; stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and securing nuclear materials; combating a changing climate and sustaining global growth; helping countries feed themselves and care for their sick; preventing conflict and healing its wounds.” Read entire article

MSM: ‘Act of aggression’ sank Korean ship

(ABCNews) – North Korea has threatened “full-scale war” after an international report concluded a torpedo fired by one of the reclusive regime’s submarines sank a South Korean navy ship in March.

A multinational team of independent investigators concluded that North Korea was behind the sinking of the 1,200-tonne corvette Cheonan that killed 46 sailors. Continue reading

Economy

(Telegraph) – US faces one of biggest budget crunches in world – IMF – Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Why U.S. lawmakers oppose renewable energy grants

With the economy in shambles throughout the past year or two, lawmakers have been scrambling to find ways to spur growth and increase American jobs. However many are opposing stimulus efforts that create jobs overseas, including renewable energy grants that end up creating manufacturing jobs in China rather than in the U.S. Read More Here

(C4L) – PIIGS Win. Bankers Win. Voters Lose – Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Obama Administration: Goldman Sachs from Top to Bottom

Two articles on the FDL website detail the intimate and incestuous relationship between the Barry Obama administration and Goldman Sachs. FDL names names and provides expansive detail on the Goldie administration. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Surprise! Cost Of Healthcare Bill Already Spiraling Beyond Estimates, And Democrats Are Ignoring The Reasons Why

There’s been a spate of bad news recently about the health care bill.

Henry Waxman canceled his War on Accounting, not because there was a sudden breakout of common sense on Capitol Hill, but because his committee’s investigation revealed that companies had begun exploring whether they should drop their health insurance plans entirely–a move that would cost over $100 billion dollars thanks to the huge new subsidies the government would have to dole out. Read More Here

(RawStory) – Schwarzenegger’s solution to California’s budget woes: End welfare

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday unveiled plans to plug California’s budget deficit by slashing billions of dollars worth of funding for services designed to help the state’s poor. Read More Here

(OilPrice) – 4 Economic Predictions: What Remains when you Scrape Away the Hype – Read More Here

The Mainstream Financial Media (MFM) is famously (or infamously) deficient in any context other than the day’s swirl of data, rumor and response.

(Campaign4Liberty) – Will the New Bailout Save Europe?

Keep in mind that the European Central Bank (ECB) is buying bonds with printed money, which means inflation. Like the United States, Europe is broke, and will be even more so once this “bailout” goes through. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Fed Board May Soon Add Three More Millionaires to Its Ranks – Read More Here

(AP) – Trichet: economy in deepest crisis since WWII

The President of the European Central Bank was quoted Saturday as saying that he still sees Europe’s economy in its deepest crisis since World War II, or even World War I. Read More Here

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – The Fed Currency Swaps Begin – Read More Here

(Guardian) – Bankers’ earnings surge towards pre-crash levels

Pay and bonuses totalled £20.5bn in four months to April, compared with £24bn at height of boom in 2007 Read More Here

(TheStreet) – Bank Failures Exceed 2009’s Pace

State regulators closed four community banks Friday, bringing the total number of failed banks for 2010 to 72. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – President Nicolas Sarkozy ‘threatened to pull France out of euro’

President Nicolas Sarkozy slammed his fist on the table and threatened to pull France out of the euro at a meeting of European leaders deciding Greece’s aid package last Friday, according to Spain’s El Pais newspaper. Read More Here

(BusinessWeek) – Euro Breakup Talk Increases as Germany Loses Proxy (Update1) – Read More Here

(Reuters) – US bankruptcies resume upward path in 1st quarter

U.S. bankruptcy filings resumed their upward climb in the first quarter, nearly equaling their highest level since 2005, as high unemployment and a still-strained housing market squeezed consumers. Read More Here

(VoiceOfRussia) – Global crisis not over yet – Putin

Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has warned that the global economic crisis is not over yet. Addressing top finance and economic development ministry officials on Friday, he said that the crisis had forced eurozone countries to take tough financial stabilization measures and that ordinary citizens were now paying for macro-economic blunders. Read More Here

(EconomicCollapseBlog) – Will The U.K. Be The Next European Nation To Experience A Massive Debt Crisis? – Read More Here

(Fox) – Obama’s Ex-Auto Czar Says GM May Have Stretched Truth About Loan Repayment

President Obama’s former auto czar has nothing but praise for General Motors’ new chief executive, Ed Whitacre, but he acknowledged this week that the auto giant may have “slightly elasticized the reality of things” by airing an ad claiming it had repaid its government loans “in full.” Read More Here

(CalculatedRisk) – Schwarzenegger: Eliminate Welfare and most Child Care, reduce Health Care

From the SacBee: Schwarzenegger budget would eliminate welfare

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked lawmakers Friday to eliminate the state’s welfare program starting in October and dramatically scale back in-home care for elderly and disabled as part of his May budget revision to close a $19.1 billion deficit. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – VAT should be imposed on food and children’s clothes, says IMF

David Cameron should use this summer’s emergency Budget to raise VAT on a host of excluded products, including food and children’s clothes, the International Monetary Fund signalled yesterday. Read More Here

Video: Bob Chapman’s Friday, May 14th Economic Report on Alex Jones Tv

Friday guest Bob Chapman, a former stockbroker who has written numerous article on business, finance, economics, politics, and publishes The International Forecaster. Continue reading

Economy

(Boston) – Double dip in housing values continues, despite tax credit/spring bump – Read More Here

(ClarionLedge) – Revenue: April numbers are sobering

Gov. Haley Barbour said last week that April revenue was 8.5 percent below estimates – a $45.1 million shortfall. Read More Here

(SacramentoBizJournal) – State’s revenue below projections for April

California’s controller, John Chiang, said the state’s April cash receipts fell below budget estimates by $3.6 billion, or 26.4 percent. Read More Here

(MinnPost) – 41 percent of metro area single-family homes believed ‘underwater’ – Read More Here

(MaverickBlog) – What Business is Wall Street In ?

My last two posts were designed to stimulate discussion. But lets talk the real problem that regulators, public companies, investor/shareholders and traders face. The problem is that Wall Street doesn’t know what business it is in. Regulators don’t know what the business of Wall Street is. Investor/shareholders don’t know what business Wall Street is in. Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Challenger Investigation Got $175 Million. Columbia $152 Million. Lewinsky $30 Million. 9/11 $15 Million. Financial Crisis Gets Only $8 Million – Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – Video: Jim Rogers on Greece Bailout, Yuan, Stocks – View Video Here

(NewsMax) – Video: Jim Rogers – Next Recession Will Be Much Worse! – View Video Here

(KurtNimmo) – Video: Obama’s Supreme Pick Kagan Is A Bankster Operative

Democrats are going gaa-gaa over Obama’s Supreme pick Elena Kagan. “Democrats praised Kagan as ‘razor sharp’ and impeccably qualified for the lifetime appointment on the nine-member bench, but Republicans promised to vigorously vet a ’surprising’ choice, noting she had never been a judge,” reports Agence France-Presse. “I have selected a nominee who I believe embodies… excellence, independence, integrity and passion for the law, and who can ultimately provide that same kind of leadership on the court,” Obama said at the White House. View Video Here

(AmpedStatus) – High Frequency Terrorism: How the Big Banks and Federal Reserve Maintained Their Death Grip Over the United States – David DeGraw & Max Keiser – Read More Here

Layoffs:

Dean Foods – 350 to 400
RBS – 2,600
Update: Fort Wayne IN – 300 Teachers to Learn Layoffs Numbers today
City of Costa Mesa – 51 Possible
Town of Mesilla NM – 4
Newark Valley Central School District – 11

(InfoClearingHouse) – Kagan: – Goldman Sachs – Shifting Court to Right?

“A narrow elite is imposing itself through the legal system, and ordinary Americans need to start asserting themselves.”
The Wall Street Journal reports: “The White House said Friday that Elena Kagan’s membership on an advisory panel for the securities firm Goldman Sachs Group Inc. wouldn’t disqualify her for a position on the Supreme Court. … From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Kagan was a paid member of the Research Advisory Council of Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute, according to financial-disclosure reports she filed after being appointed to her current job. The form shows she was paid $10,000 in 2008, when she was dean of Harvard Law School.” Read More Here

(StraightGoodNews) – Goldman Sachs Set to Plan Sell-Off of Ontario Assets

Huge and controversial banking firm has a history of playing both sides in privatization deals Read More Here

(AmericanEveryman) – The Stock Market “Glitch”: Blackmail by Big Banking?

The White House gets its way again. They get their way on two measures that would have given the people at least a little control of the “too big too fail” banking system. But how they got it, well that might just be the REAL story of the day.
“I mean this really sounds like market manipulation to me. This is outrageous.” Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – Bankers Destroy Global Economy by Design to Consolidate Power

American taxpayers have been freshly liberated of hundreds of billions more dollars as part of the IMF’s new bailout package which is principally going straight to European banks, in addition to the Federal Reserve program to ship U.S. dollars to Europe, in a move that represents little more than a desperate effort to save the Euro and rescue the credibility of economic global governance. Read More Here

(SteveWatson) – Bankers, Economists: Mass Centralization At Heart Of Euro Bailout

Huge Euro rescue is latest step on the road toward a monolithic globalist federal union Read More Here

(AFP) – Fannie Mae seeks new $8.4 billion US bailout to stay afloat – Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – EURUSD Roll Over Accelerates, Market Playing Catch Up – Tyler Durden

This may very well still turn out to be the shortest and must futile trillion dollar bailout in history yet. Don’t forget it was the EURJPY correlation desks that freaked out on Thursday and drained all NYSE liquidity in stocks.

It will be truly amazing if we get another 1000 point move in the Dow… But not up. Read More Here

(InternationalForecaster) – The latest Greek tragedy And Sovereign Defaults Pose A Great Threat – Bob Chapman

The latest Greek tragedy continues to leave carnage in its wake, crime compounds the debt problems, Problems everyone knew about nobody did anything about, the Sovereign debt bubble is now upon us, and could bring the world financial system down, a situation like the French Revolution in Greece, food stamps at a record high, unemployment and problems of poverty in the US, Read More Here

(NYTimes) – Video: Markets Welcome E.U. Rescue Package

Global markets rallied Monday, reversing the steep declines of recent days, after European leaders agreed to provide a huge rescue package of nearly $1 trillion to combat the debt crisis that has engulfed Europe, and central banks began injecting cash into the financial system. View Video Here

(EconomicCollapseBlog) – Is The Greek Debt Crisis Being Purposely Hyped And Manipulated? – Read More Here

(KurtNimmo) – Banksters Throw a Trillion Bucks Down a Black Hole

The EU apparatchiks are in crisis mode. European Union boss Jose Manuel Barroso told us not to worry, though. They’re on it.
“This morning’s agreement will ensure that any attempt to weaken the stability of the euro will fail,” said Barroso today as the EU threw around a trillion bucks at the cancer spawned by the Greek debt crisis. “We have stated that we will do whatever is necessary to defend the stability of the euro,” he said with an actor’s confidence. Read More Here

(Guardian) – The Greek spirit of resistance turns its guns on the IMF

Years of national denial about looming bankruptcy have turned to resentment as Greece is told how it must tackle its debt crisis Read More Here

(PaulWatson) – American Taxpayers Looted To Bail Out The Euro

American taxpayers have been freshly liberated of hundreds of billions more dollars as part of the IMF’s new bailout package which is principally going straight to European banks, in addition to the Federal Reserve program to ship U.S. dollars to Europe, in a move that represents little more than a desperate effort to save the Euro and rescue the credibility of economic global governance. Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – The Latest US Taxpayer Bill To Save Europe, And Specifically The French Banks: $57 Billion – Tyler Durden

As the US and its taxpayers represent roughly 20% of total IMF funding, today’s 3% loss in dollar purchasing power to the middle class will cost the middle class $57 billion. Read More Here

(ZeroHedge) – Summary Of The Biggest Bail Out Ever: Even Keynes Is Spinning In His Grave – Tyler Durden

Europe has now followed the Fed in its all in move to prevent the disintegration of the euro and of Europe. As we expected, the EU was leaking various rumors to gauge market interest, and as speculated earlier, the final cost ended up being just short of one trillion. Here are the key summaries: Read More Here

(LondonTelegraph) – British taxpayers ordered to bail out euro

All 27 EU finance ministers have been summoned to Brussels on Sunday to sign up to a “European stabilisation mechanism. Britain will be unable to veto this as it will be put through under the “qualified majority voting” system. Read More Here

(AP) – Federal Reserve opens credit line to Europe

The Federal Reserve late Sunday opened a program to ship U.S. dollars to Europe in a move to head off a broader financial crisis on the continent.

Other central banks, including the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Swiss National Bank and the Bank of Japan also are involved in the dollar swap effort. Read More Here

(C4L) – Video: Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk – Continue reading

Video: Bob Chapman Breaks Down “The Plunge Protection Team” on Alex Jones Tv

“This is international fascism”
(May 7) – Alex & Bob talk about the latest Stock market collapse and who are the plunge protection team is. Will they jump in again or will they let it fall all the way next time. Bob breaks down how the International banking cartel are setting america up for it’s biggest economic fall yet. Continue reading

Video: Greece erupts as men from IMF prepare to wield axe

(SundayTimes) – MAY DAY protests in Greece turned violent yesterday as youths in gas masks and hoods set fire to vehicles, smashed shop fronts and threw molotov cocktails and rocks at police in an explosion of fury over austerity measures they claim will hurt only the poor.

Tourists were cut off from their hotels as thousands of communists, civil servants and private-sector workers converged on a main square in Athens to vent their rage at the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Continue reading

Video: Alex Jones – Global Bank Conspiracy

(RussiaToday) – The IMF has proposed levying two global taxes on the worlds banks to make sure the banks dont get us into trouble again. If that sounds dubious that’s because it is, in reality what is being proposed, and has been falling into place for some time, is the framework for an unelected global authority with powers above and beyond those of sovereign governments. Continue reading

IMF’s Global Taxes Can Only Be Enforced Through Global Government

(SteveWatson) – As you will have no doubt read in the headlines today, the IMF has proposed levying two “global” taxes on the world’s banks to make sure those greedy guys don’t get us into trouble again. If that sounds dubious, it’s because it is. In reality what is being proposed, and has been falling into place for some time, is the framework for an unelected global authority with powers above and beyond those of sovereign governments. Continue reading

MSM: British campaigner urges UN to accept ‘ecocide’ as international crime

(Guardian) – Proposal to declare mass destruction of ecosystems a crime on a par with genocide launched by lawyer Continue reading

British “9/11 Truth” advocate Michael Meacher calls for global government on international radio

(Examiner) – Michael Meacher, who served for decades as a member of the British Parliament and Minister for the Environment, is known for demanding a real investigation into the events of 9/11. On PatriotsQuestion911.com he is quoted as saying

“They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.  Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth (PL911truth.com), has been formed to help bring about such a response.  We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now—not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books—so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.”

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Cult of Cyberwar Chieftain Admits Cult Has Overdone It

One of the headmen of the Cult of Cyberwar, James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, admits the cult has overdone it in recent months.

This in a short essay, “The Cyber War Has Not Begun,” here.

Lewis writes:

No nation has launched a cyber war or cyber attack against the United States … Pronouncements that we are in a cyber war or face cyber terror conflate problems and make effective response more difficult.

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Video: How Can The U.S. Support Israel When It Continues To Violate International Law? – Helen Thomas

(CSPAN) – March 14, 2010 Continue reading

Climategate

(AP) – IMF suggests how to raise climate change funds

The head of the International Monetary Fund on Monday proposed a plan for the world’s governments to pool together to raise money needed to adapt to climate change, a rare step for an organization that normally does not develop environmental policies. Read More Here

(TheLocal) – Record sub-zero temperature suite broken

The recent thaw has loosened winter’s stranglehold on Sweden with mild weather finally breaking a record long period of sub-zero temperatures in many parts of the country, according to the Meteorological Agency, SMHI. Read More Here

(SOTT) – The Climate Industry Wall of Money

The big-money side of this debate has fostered a myth that sceptics write what they write because they are funded by oil profits. They say, follow the money? So I did and it’s chilling. Greens and environmentalists need to be aware each time they smear with an ad hominem attack they are unwittingly helping giant finance houses. Read More Here

IMF floats climate change fund idea

(UKPA) – Global financier the International Monetary Fund has switched its attention to the environment with a plan for the world’s governments to pool together to raise money needed to adapt to climate change. Continue reading

IMF-style Austerity Measures Come to America – Ellen Brown

(WebofDebt) – In addition to mandatory private health insurance premiums, we may soon be hit with a “mandatory savings” tax and other belt-tightening measures urged by the President’s new budget task force.  These radical austerity measures are not only unnecessary, however, but will actually make matters worse.  The push for “fiscal responsibility” is based on bad economics. Continue reading

Mass Loss from Alaskan Glaciers Overestimated? Previous Melt Contributed a Third Less to Sea-Level Rise Than Estimated

(ScienceDaily) – The melting of glaciers is well documented, but when looking at the rate at which they have been retreating, a team of international researchers steps back and says not so fast. Continue reading

End Game Nears Climax

(Infowars) – From planned financial meltdowns, to engineered economic collapses, to increased taxes and inflation, to social upheavals, laboratory concocted viruses, deadly vaccines, state sponsored terrorist attacks, and more wars, the Controllers of the International Monetary/Banking Cartel are bringing their end-game to a climax, which is their imperious One-World Government. Continue reading

Video: Alex Jones Tv – Beck – A Total Shill, “Puppet” For The International Banksters

(February 26, 2010) – Becks Failure To Retract Global Warming Advocacy Provokes Online Firestorm Continue reading

Economy

(ABC) – Head of IMF Proposes New Reserve Currency

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, suggested Friday the organization might one day be called on to provide countries with a global reserve currency that would serve as an alternative to the U.S. dollar. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – Blockbuster Collapses: Shutting Down 500 Stores In Desperate Bid To Save $200 Million

Blockbuster is losing big when it comes to at-home videos, so they are cutting back on expenses and on advertising in the U.S. to make up for it. Read More Here

(Sympatico) – BBC web budget cut by half: report

The BBC has refused to comment on recent reports that it will close two radio stations and scale back its web presence in order to save about $965 million Cdn. Read More Here

(FloridaToday) – 23,000 now expected to lose jobs after shuttle retirement

The local economic forecast tied to President Barack Obama’s proposed NASA budget keeps growing bleaker. Read More Here

The U.S. Personal Income Tax: It Goes to The Family Rothschild

The more people like me speak out about this, the more will scratch their heads and go, “No way!” or “You’re an idiot, Garner!” or, worst of all, “You’re not an American!” Read More Here

(AFP) – Greek PM warns on bankruptcy as crunch looms

Greece risks bankruptcy unless strict austerity measures are enacted fast to cut its deficit, Prime Minister George Papandreou warned on Friday, while reports said the EU wants even more belt-tightening. Read More Here

(CNN) – Jobless benefits start ending on Sunday

Depending on extended unemployment benefits to see you through the Great Recession? Read More Here

New Grist for Hype on Iran – Ray McGovern

(InformationClearingHouse) – Here we go again. A report issued Thursday by the new Director General of the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Japanese diplomat Yukiya Amano, has injected new adrenalin into those arguing that Iran is developing a nuclear weapon. Continue reading

MSM: Homeland chief – Domestic extremism is top concern

(AP) – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says terrorists who are U.S. citizens or live in the country legally and plot against the U.S. are just as big of a concern as international terrorists. Continue reading

World War

(PressTV) – No common Iran stance between Russia, US

Russia has rejected claims by US officials that Moscow and Washington have a common policy toward Iran concerning its nuclear program. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Russia rebuffs Israel over tougher sanctions on Iran

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has announced that Moscow is against imposing “crippling sanctions” on Iran over its nuclear energy program. Read More Here

(TrueSlant) – Majority of Americans think Iran has The Bomb

A whopping 71 percent of Americans believe that Iran currently has nuclear weapons, according to a recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey. Read More Here

(Examiner) – IAEA report: zero evidence of Iran nukes. US Orwellian corporate war media: Iran building nukes?

The good news is corporate media war propaganda is so easy to reveal and crush. Today’s version of CIA Operation Mockingbird, the US Senate Church Committee disclosure of over 400 CIA operatives within US corporate media to propagandize for war policies, is escalating their paper-thin lies of omission and commission to manipulate America into war with Iran. Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Russia Raises Prospect of Missiles in Kaliningrad

Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov today warned that Russia would not hesitate to deploy Iskander missiles in the exclave of Kaliningrad if they perceived a threat in Eastern Europe, an apparent reference to the US missile defense plans. Read More Here

(JuanCole) – Top Russian General: An American Attack on Iran would lead to US Collapse

It appears that, the International Atomic Energy Agency is at least allowing for the possibility that documents allegedly found on a laptop some years ago –but discounted by the US Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency as of dubious provenance and incompatible with other intelligence gathered in Iran — point to a nuclear weapons program that no one has been able to locate. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Destabilization in the North Caucasus: Georgian President Saakashvili “Ready for New War”? – Read More Here

Video: International Bankers Finance Both Sides in War

“They were terribly cynical people who felt that the war would end as all wars do and they would go back to business as usual.”
It is ironic that the video below – “Banking with Hitler” – begins with a mechanism for the payment of reparations by Germany to the victors of the “War To End All Wars” – the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Somehow this international banking mechanism became the enabler for the next worldwide bloodbath – World War 2. I suspect the same is occuring today. Read More Here

Refuse to Pay Government Debt Incurred for Unlawful and Oppressive Purposes

(WashingtonsBlog) – There is an established legal principle that people should not have to repay their government’s debt to the extent that it is incurred to launch aggressive wars or to oppress the people. Continue reading