Tell the Global Banksters to go to Hell.
Haaretz: When Israelis degrade Israel by humiliating Vice-President Joe Biden ~ link ~ It is the base sentiment that Avigdor Lieberman's Foreign Ministry has courted in trying to make Israel appear to loom large by treating dignitaries from overseas to petty indignities and frank disrespect.
The profit, for the hard right, is political. It mines an emotional vein along a relatively small but potent segment of the Israeli electorate, which holds that to insult Israel's indispensible ally is to assert the Jewish state's independence.
Bibi's open snub to US Vice-President may backfire ~ link ~ The utter contempt for America and its leaders, by the Israeli establishment, is showing.
It doesn't seem to realise it, but Israel cannot afford to keep on behaving in this disobliging manner towards its friends. Whether it is blatant disregard for international rules concerning the protection of civilian life, as in Gaza; whether it is calculated insults aimed at neighbours, as with Turkey; or whether it is the theft of passports and identities from friendly countries and the lawless assassination of its enemies, as in Dubai, it goes too far.
Now, Netanyahu has deeply angered his country's best and most powerful friend – again. The coming message to Bibi: don't over-reach.
Israel Shames Joe Biden With Massive New Settlement Announcement ~ link ~ I don't buy the BS that this was some inter-Cabinet screw up or in-fighting. The Obama Administration is a lap dog to Israel but it has been raising objections to a new war, one on Iran/Syria/Lebanon, as some in the strongly pro-Israeli American Administration realize the insanity of such a war involving WMD on both sides. Bibi 666 Netanyahu 'cannot allow' such behavior by his nation's Front Men (Obama and Biden). Just as he 'cannot allow' Iran and others to challenge the total Middle East dominance by Greater Israel. Hence the public 'bitch slapping' humiliation of the American Vice-President. This is what Americans have allowed to grow: A insane racist government of a tiny nation dependent on American hand-outs and military support, armed to the teeth with up to 700 nuclear weapons, now totally out-of-control and leading the world into a Third World War, yet nobody in Washington has the courage to seriously change much less end our relationship with them.
Ynet news: Kadima says Bibi has no control over his Cabinet ~ link
Israel "calls off" exercises near Syria and Lebanon after pressure from Obama Administration ~ link ~ Israel's military has been forced to significantly reduce its exercises amid pressure by the United States.
"We are receiving daily phone calls from the Americans, who want to know details and schedules of exercises, what weapons will be used and in what scenarios," an official said.
Middle East press unmoved by Biden visit ~ link ~ If Joe Biden had any balls he would have gotten right back on Air Force Two, after receiving word of his humiliating treatment by the Netanyahu government, and flown home.
YES MASSA! I'ze a Good Boy! - video on gutless Joe Biden ~ link
Obama's Potemkin Afghanistan ~ link ~ As Gareth Porter points out in a piece published on this site, Marjah, far from being a major city or even a town, is a minor hamlet consisting of one mosque and a few other buildings, mostly stores. There is no city of 80,000 souls, as Western "reporters" have been telling us, there are no "neighborhoods" as described in countless news dispatches from the "mainstream" media, and the imagery of house-to-house fighting imparted by these reports is a total fiction.
Sure, there was a battle, but the stakes weren’t nearly as high as we were led to believe, and the scope of this largely imaginary "offensive" was deliberately hyped.
Which leads us to the inevitable conclusion that this mighty offensive was launched, not against the Taliban, or al-Qaeda, but against the natural skepticism of the American people. While not quite measuring up to the production values of Wag the Dog, "Operation Marjah," or whatever they’re calling it, comes awfully close. In effect, the "Marjah offensive" – hailed as a great victory by US-NATO propagandists – was cooked up in the news rooms of the "mainstream" media, and dished out to the American people.
Rioting in Athens - Thousands protest cutbacks ~ link ~ Why no criminal charges against the banksters?!!
Portuguese unions vow to increase protests over 'austerity plan' ~ link ~ A most interesting feature of this Global Depression is the demands by the global financial community that the banks be bailed out regardless of the massive debt required, but the people have to 'cut way back'. In the Great Depression, governments created make-work jobs to put money in the people's hands, but NOT NOW.
EU moves to ban the trading of credit default swaps ~ link ~ But still no criminal charges against the banksters who have ruined the global economy.
Russia looking to purchase 1,000 Italian armored vehicles ~ link ~ The Russians are trying to buy off major European powers from the neocon agenda against Russia by spreading some money around. First with France on four assault carriers and now Italy on 1,000 armored trucks.
Russia's Influence Advances in the Ukraine ~ link ~ “One of my key tasks is to make sure that relations between Ukraine and Russia take a U-turn in the right direction,” Yanukovych said.
Yanukovych also said that during his presidency Ukraine would be “a European, non-aligned state,” indicating that he has no desire for Ukraine to become a nato member.
Yanukovych also met with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who invited Ukraine to join a customs union whose current members are Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, with Kyrgyzstan also interested in gaining entrance soon.
Russia: Arms and nuclear deals eyed with India ~ link
Gordon Brown: British "recovery" very fragile ~ link ~ What "recovery"?!!
Pound Sterling dives on "surprise" fall in factory output ~ link ~ "Surprise" to who???
US financial "reform" tips toward bankers ~ link ~ More than a year after a wave of risky mortgage bets brought Wall Street to its knees, banks and other financial institutions are still playing by the same rules that got them into the mess.
Obama Administration in stealth strategy to ban citizens from fishing ~ link ~ You simply cannot make stuff this crazy and fascist up.
The Obama administration will accept no more public input for a federal strategy that could prohibit U.S. citizens from fishing some of the nation's oceans, coastal areas, Great Lakes, and even inland waters.
Obama White House to 60.000.000 fishermen: We don't need you ~ link
Our Corrupt And Incompetent US Congress ~ link ~ Good one!
Greece's economic crisis could presage America's ~ link ~ As with Greece, America's national debt has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past decade, to the point where it threatens to swamp overall economic output. And in the U.S., as in Greece, a large portion of that debt is owed to foreign investors.
Almost one million in Spain march for life - Against new abortion law ~ link
Yellowstone: The world's most massive Supervolcano ~ link ~ Some 600,000 years ago there was a colossal caldron of magma, a supervolcano, that exploded with such violence that it left an ash layer almost ten feet deep a thousand miles away in eastern Nebraska killing all plant life and covering almost all of the United States west of the Mississippi. Modern geological surveys have shown that this supervolcano erupts catastrophically every 600,000 years, and the land that supervolcano is trapped in was called by Blackfoot Indians 'the land of evil spirits' -what we call today, Yellowstone National Park.
The Unexplained - Photo Gallery ~ link
24 Secret Restaurant Menus Revealed ~ link
Obscura Cuelight Pool Table - video ~ link ~ Cool!
10 Wonders of the World You Don't Know ~ link