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Risk of Global Climate Change By BP Oil Spill by Dr. Gianluigi Zangari ~ link
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Revival of a Military Option: Israel's Covert War Against Iran Is On ~ link ~ Of course it is. Israel cannot exist, or so some of its evil leaders believe, without war, war, and more war. The trouble is, Iran will not allow itself to be destroyed like Iraq. They have spent billions and almost 20 years building up a MAD (mutually assured destruction) Counter-Force with two levels:  The massive number (50,000 to 60,000) of rockets and guided missiles in Lebanon, Syria, and Iran aimed at Israel with conventional, Advanced Conventional (fuel-air explosive), chemical, Advanced Biological, Radiological warheads;  An Advanced Biological capability against North America and the EU that can kill between one-third and two-thirds of the population. Bibi 666 Netanyahu, Barak, and Lieberman and the most of the rest of the Cabinet are going to get not only their nation wiped out, but most of the world killed with their evil insanity. Ultimately this is a Spiritual Battle between Satan and his followers (global banking families, Netanyahu and his followers) and God and His followers. It has been a long time in the coming and we are entering the final stage of the End Times now. Get Ready! Stirling
On the eve of talks between Iran and the West, the German weekly of record published a devastating expose’ of Israeli covert operations against the Islamic Republic, including targeted assassinations. The cover story of the popular weekly Der Spiegel, entitled “David’s Avengers: Israel’s secret killer-commandos,“ hit the newsstands and arrived in subscribers’ mailboxes on Monday January 17, just four days before talks were to open in Turkey, between Iran and the 5+1 group – the five UN Security Council permanent members plus Germany.The well-researched story, subtitled, “The Invisible War,” documents what every government knows but few will dare to say. “Sabotage and assassination attempts against Iranian scientists are regarded as standard weapons in the arsenal of the Israeli secret service, Mossad,” runs the introductory blurb; “They are supposed to set back the mullahs’ nuclear program. The latter react by arresting presumed perpetrators.” The gist of the report is that, through a coordinated series of operations, from assassinations of nuclear scientists, support for ethnic terrorists, and computer virus attacks (Stuxnet), the Mossad has in fact succeeded in halting progress on Iran’s nuclear program, thus postponing the date when the Mossad and others reckon that Tehran might achieve a military nuclear capability. A clear indication of Mossad’s success cited is the assessment by outgoing chief Meir Dagan, that Iran could not reach that capability before 2015 at the earliest. Dagan, said to be opposed to military action against Iran on grounds it would backfire, is the one who led this invisible warfare. In contrast, those Israeli leaders ideologically committed to conflict with Iran, like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, and others, have trumpeted the notion that Iran is on the verge of developing the bomb, as a way of demanding enhanced sanctions as well as continuing threats of military action, by Washington, of course. (1) From the US, the assessment has tended to dovetail with Dagan’s, because the Americans have been not only privy to, but complicit in the covert war.
Enter the Dragon ~ link ~
Brazil's Rousseff Rethinks French Fafale jet fighter deal ~ link ~ Technology transfer is the key to the jet fighter purchase, given the Brazilian government’s military aims. The Dassault offer carried the highest price tag among the three finalists for the bid, estimated at roughly $6 billion. That figure amounts to almost one-fifth of Brazilian defense spending for the year 2009, according to data compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The French company sweetened its offer, however, with a total technology transfer that would allow Brazil to assemble and sell the planes in the future. France has become a strategic ally for Brazil in recent years—investing in Brazil’s air company Embraer to develop military transport planes, and partnering with Brazil to construct French-designed submarines and a naval shipyard to build them.
But postponing the deal until next year reopens the politically charged debate over who will receive the lucrative defense contract. Now, Saab of Sweden and Boeing of the United States are back in the running. The Saab offer carries the lowest price tag and the Brazilian Air Force supported the Swedish company in its technical evaluation of the bid. But Rousseff has shown she is willing to consider the Boeing Super Hornet proposal more carefully if it can offer similar technology transfer as Dassault’s. To secure that, Boeing would need approval from the U.S. Congress, and Rousseff has asked Chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee John McCain (R-AZ) to explore the possibility, reports Reuters.
Argentina's Corn Crop Forecast Cut 4.9% on Drought ~ link ~ Little by little the total global food amount shrinks as the banksters drive up prices all the more by speculation/hedge funds/etc. Stirling
Food costs serve up trouble ~ link ~ Get ready for a rocky year. From now on, rising prices, powerful storms, severe droughts and floods, and other unexpected events are likely to play havoc with the fabric of global society, producing chaos and political unrest. Start with a simple fact: the prices of basic food staples are already approaching or exceeding their 2008 peaks, that year when deadly riots erupted in dozens of countries around the world.
La Nina Raises Drought Risk for USA ~ link ~ We are the breadbasket for much of the world. We have been seeing crop disasters in Eurasia, South America, South Africa, and Australia. If America has a bad crop year, the world will see many, very many, of millions of deaths from starvation, especially if this nightmare has 'help' from the banksters/Wall Street with food speculation and hedge funds/etc. Stirling
Cocoa Jumps to One-Year High as Ivory Coast Leader Bans Exports ~ link ~ Cocoa climbed in New York to the highest price in almost a year after the president-elect of Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer, barred exports for a month.
Food Crisis II ~ link ~
"US Crop Stock Forecasts Deepen Fears of Food Crisis” read a recent Financial Times headline. The US government cut its estimate for key crops. This came only a week after the UN warned the world faces “food price shock.” Corn and soybean prices jumped and now sit at 30-month highs. Inventories are very tight. Corn is up 94% since June!
Indian Finance Minister asks states to remove levies to reduce high food prices ~ link ~ That is the small part of high food prices in India but anything will help. Stirling
Tunisia and the IMF's Diktats: How Macro-
Economic Policy Triggers Worldwide Poverty and Unemployment ~ link ~
Is Egypt nearing a Revolution? ~ link ~ Maybe! Stirling
Canadian Arctic basks under record mildness ~ link ~ Another sign that the Thermohaline Circulation System has been seriously damaged by the BP Oil Disaster and its killing of the Loop Current (a key part of the System). Stirling
8 Strange Earth Changes That May Threaten Civilization ~ link ~ Changes like in the END TIME right out of the last book of the Bible! Stirling
The Specter Haunting Europe: Debt, Defaults, Austerity, and Death of the "Social Europe" Model ~ link ~ All programmed by the global banking cartel as part of its End Game for the implantation of their long sought high-tech fascist police state New World Order. Stirling
Only a year ago it was recognized that decades of neoliberalism had crashed the U.S. and several European economies. Years of deregulation, speculation and lack of investment in the real economy had left them with rising inequality and little consumer demand, except for what was financed by running up debt. But the financial press and neoliberal policymakers counterattacked, using the “Baltic Tigers” as an exemplary battering ram to counter Keynesian spending policies and the Social Europe model envisioned by Jacques Delors.
High Frequency Trading Dominates UK Stock Market ~ link ~ This is just one more scam by those that control the banks and stock markets....the global banking families....all about making money from nothing while screwing everybody they possibly can. Stirling
Criminal Kosovo: America's Gift to Europe ~ link ~
U.S. media have given more attention to hearsay allegations of Julian Assange’s sexual encounters with two talkative Swedish women than to an official report accusing Kosovo prime minister Hashim Thaci of running a criminal enterprise which, among almost every other crime in the book, has murdered prisoners in order to sell their vital organs on the world market.
Great Depression, Debt and Economic Decline: Ireland, Portugal, Greece, US, UK ~ link ~
It is almost as though the Fed, the White House and the House and Senate had planned to do just about everything wrong. All we hear from the illegal alien who is President is that we must have shared sacrifice. That is why we have no win wars to keep the economy going and government loots social Security and Medicare. Have no fear the double dip is on the way even though it spends 60% more than incoming revenues. Neither party has any intention of changing this situation. This year we will experience a decline in all personal purchase categories contrary to what the Fed and the Treasury would like. That means revenues will fall again and debt will increase.
World's Largest Insurance Companies Sue Bank of America Over "Massive Mortgage Fraud: Finding 91% of Securitized Loans are Misrepresented ~ link ~The benchmark for documented mortgage originators’ lies is getting higher and higher. First it was the Allstate lawsuit, finding massive fraud in most Countrywide/Bank of America loans, then it was quantified at 70% after Wells Fargo sued JPMorgan Chase’s EMC division. Now it is all the way up to 91% after a new lawsuit filed by the bulk of the world’s largest insurance companies against Bank of America/Countrywide for “Massive mortgage fraud” has just been made public.