Tell the Global Banksters to go to Hell.
Time To Strike - video ~ link
Tax Day Strike news alert - video ~ link
War Games: Isreal gets ready to Strike at Iran's Nuclear Sites ~ link ~ Israeli air force have practiced simulated strikes at Iran's nuclear facilities using airspace of at least two unidentified Arab countries, a newspaper published in east Jerusalem reported.
According to Al Manar paper, several Israeli combat jets carried out in late February bombing drills "targeting" known Iranian nuclear sites "in two Arab countries in the Persian Gulf, which are close territorially with the Islamic republic and cooperate with Israel on this issue."
Al Manar said Israel had received the permission to use the airspace from the top leadership of these countries and Washington "gave a blessing" to Tel Aviv to conduct these exercises.
The 'Long War' quagmire ~ link ~ Without public debate and without congressional hearings, a segment of the Pentagon and fellow travelers have embraced a doctrine known as the Long War, which projects an "arc of instability" caused by insurgent groups from Europe to South Asia that will last between 50 and 80 years. According to one of its architects, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan are just "small wars in the midst of a big one."
Beijing Challenges the US-NATO-Israel Military Agenda: China's Stance Boosts Iran ~ link ~ The Iranian establishment has also arrived at the conclusion that within the framework of a global power shift, West Asia is transforming rapidly. There is a growing perception in Tehran of an emerging power vacuum in the region. This situation, in Tehran's view, has arisen mainly on account of the growing weakness of Israel, especially after the debacle it suffered at the hands of the Iran-backed Hizbollah in the 2006 summer war in Lebanon. Iran firmly believes that eventually it would be joined by Turkey, Syria and Lebanon, and possibly Saudi Arabia, which is already working with Syria to stabilise a polarised Lebanon, to engender a new security order in the region. Many in the Iranian establishment are of the view that China and Russia are poised to emerge as the new global players in West Asia.
Are America's hawks really preparing to swoop on Iran? ~ link ~ This article starts out like the author has some sense, but ends up repeating the same old party line about Iran being so dangerous, etc. What articles like this fail to cover is WHAT WILL IRAN DO IN RESPONSE TO A MASSIVE ATTACK AGAINST IT. Such one-sided viewing of the "future" is both crazy and untruthful. Iran has an Advanced Biowar MAD (mutually assured destruction) doomsday counter-force capable of killing a third or more of the people on this planet. It just might make sense to take this into account!
South Korean Defense Minister: Warship may have struck old mine ~ link ~ link ~ Or it may have struck a new mine or been attacked directly by the North.
Korean Tensions Pale Alongside Agenda To Attack Iran ~ link ~ An incident in the Yellow Sea that could trigger further heightened tension between North and South Korea is likely to be played down by the globalist power structure in the U.S. because it threatens the focus of their agenda in the middle east.
Reports suggest that a South Korean ship sunk in waters south of the maritime border could have been struck by a North Korean torpedo.
Health Care Battle Ends; War on Social Security Begins ~ link ~ Drunk with success over their Health Care bill passing, the Democrats are now lusting after even greater conquests. With the celebratory hangover still aching, the Democrats lurch forward towards a hasty drive to “reform” Social Security. The Social Security reform will no doubt resemble the health care reform, the details of which remain a mystery to most Americans. The essence of both policies will be based on one principle: reduce the debt of the United States by any means necessary.
Deep Background - Assassinating Americans ~ link ~ Even in World War II, the United States did not attempt to assassinate U.S. citizens who went over to the enemy, but that has now changed with President Obama’s overseas contingency operations.
On Feb. 3, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair told the House Intelligence Committee that the United States government has developed procedures for killing American citizens abroad who are “involved” with groups threatening to carry out terrorist acts directed against other Americans. Three U.S. citizens have already been approved by the White House for summary execution as soon as actionable intelligence is developed to enable a pilotless drone’s hellfire missiles to do the killing. One is Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Aulaqi; the second is American al-Qaeda member Adam Perlman, who goes under the name Adam Yahiye Gadahn; and the third is believed to be a Somali from Minnesota who has joined the al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabab in the Horn of Africa. Anwar al-Aulaqi, linked in the media to the Christmas underwear bombing and with Major Malik Nadal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter, has denied any involvement in either incident. Perlman, a propagandist for al-Qaeda, is in Waziristan. Killing these men would involve using military drones to attack targets in three countries with which the United States is not at war.
Obama: 15 Recess Appointments while Senate on Easter recess ~ link
Congressman Ron Paul: The People Are Catching On That The Government Is Bankrupt - video ~ link
Is America 'Yearning for Fascism?' ~ link ~ "We are ruled not by two parties but one party," Cynthia McKinney, who ran for president on the Green Party ticket, told me. "It is the party of money and war. Our country has been hijacked. And we have to take the country away from those who have hijacked it. The only question now is whose revolution gets funded."
The Democrats and their liberal apologists are so oblivious to the profound personal and economic despair sweeping through this country that they think offering unemployed people the right to keep their unemployed children on their nonexistent health care policies is a step forward. They think that passing a jobs bill that will give tax credits to corporations is a rational response to an unemployment rate that is, in real terms, close to 20 percent. They think that making ordinary Americans, one in eight of whom depends on food stamps to eat, fork over trillions in taxpayer dollars to pay for the crimes of Wall Street and war is acceptable. They think that the refusal to save the estimated 2.4 million people who will be forced out of their homes by foreclosure this year is justified by the bloodless language of fiscal austerity. The message is clear. Laws do not apply to the power elite. Our government does not work. And the longer we stand by and do nothing, the longer we refuse to embrace and recognize the legitimate rage of the working class, the faster we will see our anemic democracy die.
Western Civilization and the Economic Crisis: The Impoverishment of the Middle Class ~ link ~ In the past few decades, the middle class has been forced to survive on debt. In order to maintain the image of middle class, and to maintain the functions of the middle class (i.e., to consume), the middle class needed access to credit and had to descend into a class of debt. Now, as the world is undergoing a rapid social, political, and economic transformation, the middle class has been marked for death. As a debt crisis takes the nations of the world into debt servitude, the middle classes of the western world will lose their access to credit, and will be forced into repaying their debts. As nations fall under a debt crisis, the middle class will collapse with it. A class built and sustained on debt is not sustainable. We are entering into a period of rapid class transformation on a global scale.
It's Official - America Now Enforces Capital Controls ~ link ~ A BAD Sign!
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group of China will purchase Volvo from Ford for $1.8 billion ~ link ~ Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, based in Hangzhou, agreed to pay $1.8 billion for Volvo, with $1.6 billion in cash and the rest in a note payable to Ford.
Ford paid $6 billion in 1999 to acquire Volvo, leaving the company with a substantial loss on its investment. Ford has shifted its strategy to focus on its core brands and has already sold off other luxury brands, including Jaguar and Land Rover to Tata Group of India for $2.3 billion a year ago.
- €40 million for new office space in Brussels to accommodate the 150 new staff members and 66 contract staff
- €586 million to renovate and extend the European Parliament building in Luxembourg (you didn’t know that the European Parliament had a building in Luxembourg as well as Brussels and Strasbourg, did you?)
- €80 million to provide an additional office for each MEP for the accommodation of a third or fourth assistant
- €10 million for a second creche in Brussels
- €20 million for a “House of European History”
Economic Power Grab by EU: Plan to control UK's economy ~ link
UAE silent on Saudi naval battle report ~ link
Ratzinger's Swan Song: It's Time for the Pope to Go ~ link ~ Naturally, the Vatican has circled the wagons and is lashing out at the media. But it's a hopeless cause. As the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Ratzinger (as Benedict was known at the time) was at the center of the action and took steps to silence priests who might blab about what they knew. In a 2001 letter to the bishops, Benedict "ordered them to keep sexual abuse allegations secret under threat of excommunication -- updating a noxious church policy... that both priests accused of sex crimes and their victims "observe the strictest secret" and be "restrained by a perpetual silence." (Washington Post).
Abuse Victims may bring suits against Vatican ~ link ~ This is the greatest crisis in the Roman Catholic Church since the Protestant Reformation. The evil forces intent on doing damage to the Church have set up a 'perfect storm': The Church has allowed some of the sickest perverts to hide behind the Roman Collar, covering up a massive number of rapes of children. Now, the Pope has been exposed as someone who was involved in the cover-ups of many of these most serious crimes. That the current Pope will still not clean house by ending celibacy is highly indicative that this Pope, like the last one, is serving two masters.
Mounting anger at the Catholic Church’s failure to act on predatory priests in the U.S., Europe and Mexico has plunged the papacy into an institutional crisis described by an American Catholic newspaper last week as “the largest in centuries.”
Yet the talk in Catholic circles was of little else as the Pope’s former life as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, archbishop of Munich and senior Vatican administrator, came under intensifying scrutiny.
Jazz: 'Heading Home' - Joshua Redman Quartet - video ~ link