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Egypt Riots: US Playing Both Sides? ~ link ~ You know I read a lot putting this news blog together (always have anyway), and I have read all or most of the theories of who/what/why/etc. of the Tunisia Revolution, the Egyptian Revolution, and 'troubles' in other Arab nations including Jordan. Now I have some idea of what is really going on, but I don't really have all the pieces together. But something says that these events are going to end up driving events in the Middle East....already on the brink of war for some time....over the edge. That these unfolding events in the Middle East are part of something much larger. Something I sometimes call the 'Perfect Cornucopia From Hell'. That is the strange combination of major events from 'different' backgrounds coming together now. I am referring to the Global Depression with the high likelihood of a collapse of the US Dollar and the resulting chaos from that domestically in America and also globally; the BP Oil Disaster caused global climate crisis; the related coming food shortage that by itself may cause hundreds of millions to die of starvation, with resulting riots/revolutions; a 1848 and 1968 level of revolutions in many places on the globe; a General Middle Eastern War that quickly becomes World War III and Armageddon. Stirling
Egypt's Rising Food Prices: The Economic Crisis Is Driving Political Protests Sparked In Part By US Financial Speculation ~ link ~ Food, both as another plunder opportunity of the highest magnitude, and as a form of warfare/murder. Stirling
40% of Egyptians Live on $2/Day Or Less and the Global Elite LIKE IT THAT WAY ~ link ~ You can just "feel" the thickness of evil at work here. Stirling
Washington's Plan B: Why Obama Fears Democracy in Egypt ~ link ~
World Revolution Made in America. The Biggest Battlefield yet to come will be in the USA ~ link ~ Actually, I have always felt that America is the primary target for the End Game Strategy for the implementation of the New World Order. Stirling
Celente: Revolutionary Fervor to Spread Beyond Arab States - EUROPE NEXT ~ link ~ Now Egypt is in the throes of insurrection, and Algeria, Jordan, Morocco and Yemen are already targeted for revolutionary change. The richer and more tightly controlled Kingdoms of the Middle East will not be immune to challenges from their citizenry to break the chains of royal rule.
In December 2010 (before Tunisia made the headlines) we issued a Trend Alert® titled, "Off With Their Heads!" in which we predicted a "long war between the people and the ruling classes." We noted that, "Anyone questioning the intensity of the people's seething anger is either out of touch or in denial."
Last November, across Britain, students protested in the streets against increased university tuition fees that from now on will leave most students in debt by between GBP 30,000-40,000 by the time they graduate. More demonstrations were held on 29 January for the same reason. These demonstrations will not continue to be non-violent. The number of young adults aged under 25 who are out of work is now just under one million. These are the first signs of serious problems ahead and they have emerged very quickly, triggered by a credit bubble and banking crash.
The students’ debts are publicly justified by the government’s view that since graduates will earn more than non-graduates, they should pay extra for their education. This is merely a fig leaf. These debts are transferred losses from the British banks that were bailed out by taxpayers in an enormous cash transfer of wealth from the future and present working population to the financial elite of the country. Britain’s wealth is being concentrated in its business elite and the banks are the key institutions in doing this. The banks hold the country’s capital, use it to finance the expansion of big business, manipulate credit to transfer cash from the population to themselves and protect the wealth of the business elite.
It is easier and more profitable for the banks to use British deposits and government funds in international big business transactions than to support small British businesses.
Our future graduates will be fortunate to find jobs of any sort, much less the skilled positions that they expect. Unemployment is growing and will increase long-term. Current under-25s will be poorer than their parents due to the long-term decline of the British economy. This is not merely a statistical phenomenon that can be spun in the jargon of “double-dip” recessions and “manufacturing recoveries”. It is the inevitable result of greedy business and political elitism operating in a rapidly-changing world market.
Ten Things That The Egypt Riots Teach Us About What Happens When Society Breaks Down ~ link ~ Among them are: guns, food, water, everyday supplies should already be in your possession for a self-imposed quarantine that could last months or even a year long. Stirling
Former US Ambassador to UN John Bolton: If Mubarak falls in Egypt, Israel should bomb Iran ~ link ~ I have a really bad feeling about the aftereffects of the current Arab revolutions. It will be used by the most evil of all to promote a totally satanic plan for World War III. Stirling
The Egyptian masses won't play ally to Israel says Haaretz (largest newspaper in Israel) ~ link ~ A second, no less important conclusion: Alliances with unpopular regimes can be torn up overnight. As long as the masses in Egypt and in the entire Arab world continue seeing the images of tyranny and violence from the occupied territories, Israel will not be able to be accepted, even it is acceptable to a few regimes.
"War Without Borders": Washington Intensifies Push Into Central Asia ~ link ~
A recent editorial on the website of Voice of America reflected on last year being one in which the United States solidified relations with the five former Soviet republics in Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
One or more of the five nations border Afghanistan, Russia, China and Iran and several more than one of the latter. Kazakhstan, for example, adjoins China and Russia.
The U.S. and Britain, with the support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, invaded Afghanistan and fanned out into Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in October of 2001, less than four months after Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan founded the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to foster expanding economic, security, transportation and energy cooperation and integration in and through Central Asia. In 2005 India, Iran and Pakistan joined the SCO as observers and Afghan President Hamid Karzai has attended its last five annual heads of state summits. 
Now the U.S. and the NATO have over 150,000 troops planted directly south of three Central Asian nations.
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan are also on the Caspian Sea, a reservoir of oil and natural gas whose dimensions have only been accurately determined in the past twenty years and where American companies are active in hydrocarbon projects.
After the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the Pentagon and its NATO allies deployed military forces to, in addition to Soviet-constructed air bases in Afghanistan, bases in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The first two countries border China.
As of last March the U.S. military confirmed that a monthly average of 50,000 American and NATO troops passed through Kyrgyzstan's Transit Center at Manas as part of the war in Afghanistan. Also last year, U.S. officials mentioned building new military training centers in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Things Have To Change In Order To Remain The Same by Paul Craig Roberts ~ link ~ Israeli prime minister Netanyahu told the US and Europe that criticism of Mubarak must be curbed in order “to preserve stability in the region.”
By “stability” Netanyahu means the unimpeded ability of Israel to continue oppressing the Palestinians and stealing their country. Mubarak has been for three decades the well-paid enforcer for the US and Israel, sealing off Gaza from the outside world and preventing aid flows across the Egyptian border. Mubarak and his family have become multi-billionaires, thanks to the American taxpayer, and the US government, both Republicans and Democrats, do not want to lose their heavy investment in Mubarak.
The US government has long corrupted Arab governments by paying rulers installed by the US to represent US/Israeli interests rather than the interest of Arab peoples. Arabs put up with American-financed oppression for many years, but now are showing signs of rebellion.
The murderous American-installed dictator in Tunis was overthrown by people taking to the streets. Rebellion has spread to Egypt and there are also street protests against the US-supported rulers in Yemen and Jordan.
These uprisings might succeed in ousting puppet rulers, but will the result be anything more than the exchange of a new American puppet ruler for the old? Mubarak might go, but whoever takes his place is likely to find himself wearing the same American harness.
What dictators do is to eliminate alternative leadership. Potential leaders are either assassinated, exiled, or imprisoned. Moreover, anything short of a full-fledge revolution, such as the Iranian one, leaves in place a bureaucracy accustomed to business as usual. In addition, Egypt and the country’s military have grown accustomed to American support and will want the money to keep flowing. It is the flow of this money that ensures the purchase of the replacement government.
Is War with Iran Inevitable ~ link ~ It will happen and soon. Stirling
Israeli troops "swarm" Lebanon border ~ link ~ A bit 'over the top' reporting by the Iranian PressTV. Every side has its own spin, its own lies. Truth is the first causality of war. Stirling
US prepares for growing winter storm ~ link ~ I can hear it just outside my home office as I type this. Stirling
Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen quits politics ~ link ~ He is VERY LUCKY to not be hanging from a light-post. He is hated and considered an economic traitor by most Irishmen, and for good cause. Stirling