Friday, May 20, 2011

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Fourth Amendment Ruling By Indiana Supreme Court: Mitch Daniels Presidential Bid Is Toast, He Just Doesn't Know It Yet by Lord Stirling ~ link


Libya: NATO airstrikes hit eight Libyan warships in ports ~ link ~ This reminds me of a book I read years ago, 'To War In A Stringbag'.  It was the story of how the Royal Navy destroyed most of the Italian Navy in port using old biplane RN carrier aircraft during World War II.  Stirling      

Nato air strikes have hit eight warships belonging to Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces in co-ordinated raids on Tripoli, Al Khums and Sirte.

Flames and smoke could be seen rising from vessels hit in the capital's port.

NATO sinks Libyan warships and intercepts oil tanker ~ link ~ NATO has sunk eight Libyan warships and intercepted a fuel tanker it believed was heading for the military, the alliance said on Friday, in a marked escalation of a Western-led bombing campaign.

Germany and the Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crisis ~ link ~ Just as China sustained U.S. demand by the loyal purchase of U.S. Treasury bonds, so Germany sustained europeriphery demand by its banks’ willingness to purchase government and bank debt. But there is a vital difference: the dollar is the world's preeminent reserve and trading currency, by a very long way (over 60% compared to around 25% for the euro), and the U.S. monetary authorities therefore enjoy the privileges of ‘seigniorage’: in other words, the money markets will absorb pretty much as many dollars as they choose to issue. Indeed, paradoxically it is to the dollar that global investors flee for security in times of trouble, their herd behaviour confirming the dollar's uniquely privileged position. All the Fed has to worry about is opposition from monetary faddists in Congress; whereas the European Central Bank (ECB) has not only to convince the markets that they know what they are doing, but also has to get the 17 eurozone governments to agree. There are thus powerful reasons for institutional inertia and indecision.
Whatever transpires in the coming months, it seems increasingly clear that forcing complete debt repayment on schedule upon Greece, Portugal and Ireland cannot work. 

But this serves to highlight a lesson from history that takes us way back beyond the 1980s Mexican case. And the great irony is that the debtor country in question was not Portugal, Greece or Ireland, but РGermany. When the victorious allies enforced an impossible burden of war reparation payments upon Germany at Versailles in 1919, the outcome was disastrous, as the young Keynes warned at the time in his famous pamphlet The Economic Consequences of the Peace. To very many historians, it was the imposition of endless austerity upon the Germans that provided the economic and social conditions underlying the rise of Hitler. What is more, it was through absorbing the lessons of that disastrous policy that the USA was persuaded, after 1945, to take a completely opposite course of action in the Marshall Aid programme, which enabled the economic reconstruction of Germany and of Western Europe as a whole. Surely the political and financial élite of Germany today know enough of their own country's history to appreciate that austerity is not the answer?

Actions Not Words Show US Middle East Policy by Congressman Dennis Kucinch ~ link ~ We all want to be supportive of our President as he attempts to broaden America's positive role in the Middle East and North Africa. But it is important to critically analyze what the President does, not what he says, when it comes to U.S. policy abroad. When the President says '[i]t will be the policy of the United States to promote reform across the region, and to support transitions to democracy,' we must look more carefully at how this policy has been implemented as well as the implications of the actions that have already been taken.

President Obama violated the Constitution by pursuing war against Libya without a Constitutionally-required authorization for the use of military force or declaration of war from Congress. His actions, and now his policy recitations, set the stage for more interventions, presumably in Syria and Iran. His recounting of the reasons for US intervention in Libya is at odds with the facts. There was no clear evidence of an impending massacre in Libya. There was menacing rhetoric and a violent government put-down of an armed insurrection which may have been joined by some with legitimate non-violent aspirations. No one can justify the actions of any parties to this conflict. In any case, discretion requires leaders to move with the utmost care in developing military responses to rhetoric and similar care to intervention in a civil war.

Strauss-Kahn, "Presumption of Innocence", The Establishment Eliminates A Threat by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts ~ link ~ This is a great article, please take the time to read it all at the link.  Stirling                  
But what really happened, assuming one can learn anything from press reports, is that Strauss-Kahn, upon arriving at JFK airport for his scheduled flight, discovered that he did not have his cell phone and telephoned the hotel, the scene of the alleged crime. It boggles the mind that anyone could possibly think that a person fleeing from his crime would call the scene of the crime, ask about his left behind cell phone, and tell them where he was. 

What bothers me about the Strauss-Kahn affair is that if the police have evidence that supports their insistence on his guilt, it is pointless for the police to set Strauss-Kahn up in the media. Generally, set-ups like this occur only when there is no evidence or when the evidence has to be fabricated and cannot withstand examination.

As a person who had a Washington career, I find other aspects of the case disturbing. Strauss-Kahn had emerged as a threat to the establishment. Polls showed that as the socialist candidate, he was the odds-on favorite to defeat the American candidate, Sarkozy, in the upcoming French presidential election. Perhaps it was only electoral posturing to help defeat Sarkozy, but Strauss-Kahn indicated that he intended to move the International Monetary Fund away from its past policy of making the poor pay for the mistakes of the rich. He spoke of strengthening collective bargaining, and of restructuring mortgages, tax and spending policies in order that the economy would serve ordinary people in addition to the banksters. Strauss-Kahn said that regulation needed to be restored to financial markets and implied that a more even distribution of income was required. 

Regime Change at the IMF: The Frame-Up of Dominique Strauss-Kahn ~ link ~ There are two overlapping and interrelated issues in the DSK frame-up hypothesis. The first pertains to regime change at the IMF, the second to Strauss-Kahn as a candidate in France's forthcoming presidential elections. 

Both these processes are tied into the clash between competing US and European economic interests including control over the euro-currency system.

Strauss-Khan as a favorite of the Socialist Party, would have won the presidential elections leading to the demise of "Our Man in Paris" Nicolas Sarkozy. As documented by Thierry Meyssan, the CIA played a central undercover role in destabilizing the Gaullist party and supporting the election of Nicolas Sarkozy (See Operation Sarkozy: How the CIA placed one of its agents at the presidency of the French Republic, Reseau Voltaire, September 4, 2008)

Republicans in Congress to Crown Obama King ~ link In what will come as a shock to the Tea Party and yet probably not rival the recent royal wedding in London for viewership, Republican Congressman Buck McKeon and Republican Senator John McCain plan to crown President Barack Obama King of America. They're not kidding, and this is no stunt. 

Here's what noted Republican Abraham Lincoln once wrote on the subject: "Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so, whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose -- and you allow him to make war at pleasure. Study to see if you can fix any limit to his power in this respect, after you have given him so much as you propose. If, today, he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada, to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, "I see no probability of the British invading us" but he will say to you "be silent; I see it, if you don't." The provision of the Constitution giving the war-making power to Congress, was dictated, as I understand it, by the following reasons: Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This, our Convention understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us."

But what if you can create laws that violate the Constitution, and then obey those laws, the Constitution be damned? And what if being a Republican today means striving to expand presidential power as far as possible -- in fact beyond the power ever held by any king? And what if being a Democrat today means the very same thing?

Then you get something like H.R.1540, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, and in particular Section 1034: 

'It Don't Mean A Thing' - Jazz video ~ link

Middle East: Obama and Netanyahu hold Washington talks ~ link ~ What really is going on and what the public is being told are generally as different as day and night.  Stirling        

Syrian troops kill protesters after Friday prayers ~ link Syrian security forces have shot dead at least 17 people as mass protests have again swept across the country after Friday prayers, activists say.

The rallies come a day after US President Barack Obama called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to lead a transition to democracy or "get out".

Turning the Camera on the Police ~ link ~ Good article.  Stirling    

What’s good for the police apparently isn’t good for the people—or so the law enforcement community would have us believe when it comes to surveillance.

That’s a concise summary of a new trend reported by National Public Radio last week—a trend whereby law enforcement officials have been trying to prevent civilians from using cellphone cameras in public places as a means of deterring police brutality. 

The Strauss-Kahn Affair: Conspiring to Reshape the Global Financial Playing Field? ~ link ~ The "only solution" is the Hegelican Dialetic solution that comes from creating the "Problem", controlling the "Reaction" to the problem, and then reaching the "Solution" that was always the real strategic goal in the first place.  This is standard Global Banking Cartel and Illuminati operating procedure.   Stirling    

It is possible Strauss-Kahn was close to some major breakthrough in recycling government gold, printing SDRs and protecting the paper moneys printed by governments, but whatever his heroic quest, and why he fell, the numbers are stacked against this quest. Taking the approximate current market value of all the gold that has ever been produced, few estimates place this at above $ 5000 billion. US Federal debt growth from December 2008 to April 2011 was about $ 3600 billion. Global “hot capital” flows, grotesquely underestimated by the IMF in its publication, are likely running at no more than $ 250 billion-a-year.

The only solution for Strauss-Kahn, and whoever succeeds him is to invent a new global money. This was the real mission of “DSK” and will be the real mission of whoever steps into his shoes, and does not stay in Sofitel mid-range hotels with low level security on room intruders. The action to produce a new global money – called a reserve currency – will also have to be very fast, due to the debt clock, or time bomb ruthlessly ticking forward.

The Spanish are Rising -  video ~ link 

Bomb Everything in Libya ~ linkAll things being equal, which undoubtedly they are not, and surely that's point, the long overdue arrival of a truly socialized, globalized planet would have been able to tackle the mess capitalism has made of things. After all, our disasters are now planetary in scale and thus can now only be handled by the planet as a whole. That means all of us, not just a privileged few.

And, it is surely an irony that 'globalization' has been heralded, nay crowed over by the Pirates as the solution to all our problems, yet it's the nature of capitalist 'globalization' that is the main source of not only our local but also now the global crises that multiply by the day as the Empire desperately seeks to hang on to its ill-gotten gains. Problems that now threaten our future as a species, never mind a better future for all.

US Patriot Act to be extended another Four Years - video ~ link ~ Years and years now Americans have lived under this fascist legislation that is anti-American in nature and unconstitutional.  Stirling      

Fukushima - The Great Deception ~ linkFukushima has followed the same pattern of denials, false claims and downright lies by the government of Japan and T.E.P.C.O.

I have researched every scrap of news and put it to the test using my knowledge of the Nuclear power plants and the experience of previous events. What stands out is the audacity of T.E.P.C.O. in particular proclaiming Fukushima Diiachi was being brought under control.

Israel pushing Obama into War with Iran - with video ~ link ~ Bibi 666 Netanyahu will ignite WWIII and soon.  Stirling      

The Israeli lobby in the US is pushing President Barack Obama to go to war with Iran and the Middle East countries need “to be on guard about this [plot],” says a political analyst.  

Is Big Pharma Ignoring a Potential Cancer Cure?   ~ link ~ Not the first time.  If you or someone you know has cancer do an in-depth Internet search for Dr. Royal Raymond Rife.  Stirling      

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