Friday, January 27, 2012

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EU oil sanctions: Iran to get its retaliation in first - with video ~ link ~ Iran is showing that it knows how to play a good game of strategic chess, but after all chess was invented centuries ago in Persia (Iran).  Stirling     
Iran is threatening to cut its oil supplies to Europe as early as next week to pre-empt the EU embargo. Sassan Ghahramani, the president of a financial advisory service told RT that Iran is able to do this even if it means losing six months’ revenue.
From Iran’s perspective it would be rational to cut exports to the EU in advance if that will drive oil prices high enough to cover losses, believes Ghahramani. Given the fundamental threat that Iran is facing right now, they may decide to make such a move, he added.

Iran Turns Embargo Tables: To Pass Law Halting All Crude Exports To Europe ~ link ~ In what is likely a long overdue move, Iran has finally decided to give Europe a harsh lesson in game theory. Instead of letting Euro-area politicians score brownie points at its expense by threatening to halt imports and cut off the Iranian economy, the Iranian government will instead propose a bill calling for an immediate halt to oil deliveries to Europe. The move, with most reports citing the Iranian news agency Mehr, has come about in response to the EU agreement to impose sanctions against Iran, which were announced earlier this week. And why not? After all if Europe is indeed serious, sooner or later Iran will be cut off but in the meantime experience significant policy uncertainty, which is precisely what the flipflops on the ground need. The one thing that Europe, however is forgetting, is that all that whopping 0.8 Mb/d in imports will simply find a new buyer.Quickly.

So with China, India and Russia already having bilateral agreements with Iran in place, we are confident that said buyer will have a contract signed, sealed and delivered within an hour of the proposed bill's passage. Furthermore, as SocGen speculated, the fact that Europe will be even more bottlenecked in its crude supplies (good luck Saudi Arabia with that imaginary excess capacity), and which just may force the IEA to release some more of that strategic petroleum reserve (and thus give JPM some more free money on the replenishment arbitrage) will send Brent to $125-150 - something which Iran will be delighted by. That is of course unless some "experts" discover that Iran may or may not have a complete arsenal of shark with fricking nuclear warheads attached to their heads (despite what Paneta has already said) which gives the US the green light for a full blown incursion, which in turn will send oil over $200, and the world economy into a global coordinated re-depression.

Biggest Week for Gold in 3 Months ~ link ~ And this is NOT factoring in the Iranian shut off of Europe!  Stirling     

Israeli Defense Minister Barak: World must act against Iran before it's too late ~ link ~ This insane war whore is going to get his people killed in the coming General Middle East War, and most of the human race killed as well in the global war, World War III, that will it will turn into.   Stirling      

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Friday the world must quickly stop Iran from reaching the point where even a "surgical" military strike could not block it from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Amid fears that Israel is nearing a decision to attack Iran's nuclear program, Barak said tougher international sanctions are needed against Tehran's oil and banks so that "we all will know early enough whether the Iranians are ready to give up their nuclear weapons program." 

Ynet: 'Israel will have to strike'  ~ link ~ The mark of dementia or willful strategic blindness is only looking at what you can do to your enemy, not at what he can do in return to you.  There is a lot of that coming from Israel these days, always wrapped up in some nonsense about what Iran will do if it gets its hands on a couple of primitive nukes and further emotionalized by bringing in images and fears from the Holocaust of WWII era.   Iran and Syria and Hezbollah have a MAD (mutually assured destruction) against tiny Israel already based on the many tens of thousands of rockets and guided missiles aimed her way.  These rockets and missiles have fuel-air warheads, chemical warheads, radiological warheads, etc.   Additionally, the Iranians have a MAD, based on their massive 20+ year old Advanced Biowar capability, against not only Israel and Saudi Arabia and the GCC states but against North America and Europe that can kill as many people as a all-out major strategic nuclear missile war...that is hundreds of millions to a couple of billion people!   Stirling      

Should Iran manage to produce a nuclear bomb before being attacked, it will serve as a mathematical proof that Israel merely threatens but doesn’t act on its threats. After that, we shall not be able to deter any other regional madman ever again. All the madmen will say to themselves that if Israel allowed Ahmadinejad to develop a bomb, the Jewish State will allow anything else.

What’s worse: The madmen in Tehran will be convinced that even after they drop the bomb on us, Israel will be too scared to respond by implementing the Dimona option.

Chief observer: Syrian violence escalating ~ linkThe war on Syria has always been funded/staffed/equipped by Saudi Arabia and the GCC states, by NATO, and by Israel.  This is a actual shooting war and that it is escalating now is NOT a good sign considering everything else that is happening.   

On current situation in Syria ~ link ~ Good in-depth article.  Stirling   

The current situation in Syria remains one of the most important components of the Middle Eastern and international policies. Using Syria’s domestic crisis and pursuing their own goals NATO’s leading states, Israel, Turkey and the monarchies of the Persian Gulf are trying to undermine the Syrian regime. 

Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria I have made two trips to that country as a member of international delegations in August 2011 and in January 2012. If we watch the dynamics of situation’s development over that period on the one hand we can state intensification of terrorist groups in Syria and on the other hand we see a broader people’s support of President Bashar Assad and a clear demarcation of political forces’ positions. 

In the last two months Syria has seen a number of terrorist attacks. The terrorist attacked Syrian servicemen and military facilities, law enforcement agencies institutions, blasts on oil pipelines, railroads, murders and taking of hostage among peaceful citizens (In the city of Homs insurgents killed five well known scientists), arson of schools and killing of teachers (since March 2011, 900 schools have been set on fire and 30 teachers have been killed).

Syria: Rebels use Israeli arms ~ link ~ Syrian media outlets reported Friday that President Bashar Assad's security forces seized huge quantities of weapons used by rebels across the country, including Israeli-made arms. 

Syria: Red Crescent Secretary-General killed - Orthodox priest also killed ~ link ~ The Secretary General of the Syrian Red Crescent Society was killed in an ambush in Syria. Abdulrazaq Jbeiro, who was also responsible for the regional organization in the northern province of Idlib was shot dead while travelling by car to Idlib, after some meetings in Damascus. Dabbakeh Saleh, a Red Cross spokesman in Damascus said that it is not the first time a member of the organization has been attacked. "Three months ago another volunteer was injured gunshots," said Dabbakeh. He called on all warring parties not to target humanitarian workers, "who volunteer to save lives." It is not clear who is responsible for the killing. The State agency Sana said that he was killed by a "terrorist group".

Meanwhile, after the abandonment of the representatives of the Gulf states and Saudi Arabia, the Arab League observers are continuing their mission. Yesterday at Hama, one opposition strongholds clashes continue with government forces, which have caused several deaths, among them an Orthodox priest, Basilious Nassar. According to the local coordination committees, an opposition group, Fr. Basilious, coming from a nearby village, and was killed while trying to help rescue a man injured in the clashes.

Iran can turn off the tap to EU ~ link ~ The Russia Today reported on Thursday that Iran's move will be a good response to EU sanctions which have been already slammed by Iran's close allies like China.

The report quoted Nasser Soudani, a member of Iran Majlis (parliament) Energy Committee, as saying that in reaction to EU measure, Iranian lawmakers are drafting a new law, which would stop oil supply to European countries as soon as possible.

“A number of representatives of the Majlis and I are seeking to approve a bill according to which all European countries that made Iran the target of their sanctions will not be able to buy even one drop of oil from Iran, and oil taps will be turned off to them so that they will not play with fire again,” the lawmaker added.

The report stated that the legislation may be ratified in Iran's Majlis as early as this Sunday, adding that such a ban would result in a fuel shortage in Europe as the countries which joined the sanctions, while receiving a considerable amount of crude from Iran, would not have enough time to secure a substitute.

'Hands off Iran and Syria': UK peace activists ~ link ~ The protest rally entitled “Hands Off Iran and Syria: No Western intervention”, will be held on Saturday from 2pm-4pm outside the US Embassy building in Grosvenor Square London W1, said the Stop the War Coalition in a statement.

The protest campaign is supported by Unite union, War on Want, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Campaign against Sanctions and Military Intervention on Iran (CASMII), Friends of Al-Aqsa, Goldsmiths Student Union and SOAS Student Union, the statement added.

It said that the growing threats against Iran in recent weeks have been backed up with increased unilateral sanctions imposed by the US, Britain and their European allies in the NATO military alliance.

“As we know from Iraq, these (the threats and sanctions) are a prelude to war, not an alternative to it. There are signs of covert intervention already in Iran, as there are in Syria. Stop the War opposes all military intervention from the west in the region, for which there is absolutely no justification”, the statement added.

Israeli regime is talking more and more of an attack to 'deal with' Iran's nuclear capability, even though it is the only entity in the Middle East that actually has developed nuclear weapons, the coalition noted in its statement.

“Following a year when Britain and France led the intervention in Libya the dangers of further western attacks in the region are very real. Under the guise of 'humanitarian intervention' there are already signs of covert intervention in both Iran and Syria. An attack on either country would set the Middle East on fire. Now is the time to start building opposition to these new wars. Join with us to say no to western intervention”, added the statement. 

United Kingdom MP: Iran War drumbeats pounding ~ link ~ “The drum beats of war are being aggressively pounded out in Europe with constant denials that Iran might be prepared to meet or negotiate,” Jeremy Corby, member of British parliament, wrote in an article on the Morning Star website.

“Across the Atlantic, the US Republican presidential candidates vie with each other at each primary as to who will be the first to bomb Iran and start another war,” he said.

Corby added that the war threats against Iran come as all over Western Europe and the US, there are increasing levels of unemployment, cuts in public expenditure and a whole generation of young people has had their hopes for the future crushed.

The British lawmaker said the Western political leaders are “wrong” in assuming that “waving the flag of patriotism and war will somehow or another magic away the misery of austerity.”

Washington and Tel Aviv have repeatedly threatened Tehran with the "option" of a military strike based on the allegation that Iran's nuclear program may consist of a covert military aspect.

With the upcoming US presidential election, the Republican candidates have similarly heightened the anti-Iran rhetoric in an apparent bid to win over the Zionist lobby.

“The generation that opposed the Afghan and Iraq wars in their millions is not going to stand for yet another conflict to waste resources, destroy lives and make the world and even more dangerous place,” Corbyn concluded. 

Former IDF chief: Israel must prepare for possible attack on Iran ~ link ~ The Israeli war whores will not stop until they get us all killed.   Stirling     

A Generation Losing Hope: The Shattering of the American Dream ~ link ~ Brought to you by the same satanic forces that are working overtime to bring the Third World War to you and your family.   Stirling     

Before our very eyes, a generation of Americans is losing faith in the American dream and adopting attitudes and behaviors that emphasize living for the day, not planning to take care of their own futures.  They clearly see the problems ahead and draw rational conclusions.

If the Economy Is Improving ... ~ link ~ Everywhere you turn these days, someone is proclaiming that the economy is improving.  Barack Obama is endlessly touting the "improvement" in the economy, the mainstream media is constantly talking about "the economic recovery" and an increasing number of Americans seem to be buying into this line of thinking.  A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that 37 percent of Americans believe that the economy will improve over the next year, while only 17 percent of Americans believe that it will get worse.  But is the economy actually improving?  Not really.  At the moment things are relatively stable.  Some economic statistics are improving slightly and some continue to get even worse.  However, it is very important to keep in mind that one of the biggest reasons why things have stabilized is because the federal government is pumping more than a trillion dollars a year into the economy that it does not have.  The Obama administration is engaging in a debt binge unlike anything America has ever seen before, and yet many economic indicators are still in decline.  So what is going to happen when the federal government stops injecting gigantic waves of borrowed money into the economy?  That is a frightening thing to think about.  The best efforts of our "leaders" in Washington D.C. are not accomplishing a whole lot.  The Federal Reserve has pushed interest rates as low as they can go and the federal government is spending unprecedented amounts of money.  But even with the federal government and the Federal Reserve pushing the accelerator all the way to the floor, the economy is still not improving much at all.  Millions upon millions of Americans out there are anticipating some sort of a "great economic recovery", and they are going to be bitterly disappointed.

But right now there are some "bright spots" in the economy, and you are bound to run into family and friends that will repeat to you the nonsense that they are hearing on the television about how the economy is recovering.

When they try to convince you that the economy is getting better, ask them these questions....

Thousands wage war against ACTAck on Internet - with video ~ link ~ It is not an accident that there are a number of legislative and treaty moves to effectively terminate Free Speech and the Alternative News Media on the Internet.  This is part of the globalist End Game as they usher the entire World into the madness of total economic collapse and global 21st Century warfare.   Stirling      

Poland is facing a new day of protests against a copyright agreement signed by Warsaw on Thursday. Opponents are staging demos and hacker attacks and say the ACTA treaty amounts to Internet censorship and gross violation of human rights.

Several thousand people have already gathered in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw and the crowd is growing, reports RT’s Aleksey Yaroshevsky, who is following the protest against ACTA.

In order to become law, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement must first be voted in by parliament. In a bid to stop this from happening, the hacktivist group Anonymous has targeted official websites in the countries that have already signed it. They struck the Polish, French and Czech government websites, as well as the sites of the Irish ministries of justice and finance, the European Parliament, Ireland’s Innovation Minister Sean Sherlock and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

In Poland, the cyber-offensive has sparked massive protests since Tuesday. On Thursday, tens of thousands flooded onto the streets, with demonstrators clashing with police in Kielche. With public anger still high, the demos are expected to continue.

Obama signs global Internet treaty worst than SOPA ~ linklink ~ The hidden satanic powers are determined to kill the Alternative News Media in the near term!  Stirling   

Months before the debate about Internet censorship raged as SOPA and PIPA dominated the concerns of web users, President Obama signed an international treaty that would allow companies in China or any other country in the world to demand ISPs remove web content in the US with no legal oversight whatsoever.

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement was signed by Obama on October 1 2011, yet is currently the subject of a White House petition demanding Senators be forced to ratify the treaty. The White House has circumvented the necessity to have the treaty confirmed by lawmakers by presenting it an as “executive agreement,” although legal scholars have highlighted the dubious nature of this characterization.

The hacktivist group Anonymous attacked and took offline the Federal Trade Commission’s website yesterday in protest against the treaty, which was also the subject of demonstrations across major cities in Poland, a country set to sign the agreement today.

Under the provisions of ACTA, copyright holders will be granted sweeping direct powers to demand ISPs remove material from the Internet on a whim. Whereas ISPs normally are only forced to remove content after a court order, all legal oversight will be abolished, a precedent that will apply globally, rendering the treaty worse in its potential scope for abuse than SOPA or PIPA.

Preparing for the next conquest: What does Libya tell us about Intervention in Syria and Iran ~ link ~ People often expect the next war to be fought just like the last one.  Sometimes it is, but often it is very different.  This is the case with Syria and Iran.  Stirling   

Obama: The Man Without A Plan ~ link ~ Does bullshit count?  Because he has LOTS of bullshit!   Stirling   

Barack Obama is a man without a plan.  When you are young, they often tell you to "fake it until you make it", but Barack Obama is taking this to ridiculous extremes.  Barack Obama has absolutely no idea what he is doing when it comes to the economy, and yet he continues to give speeches in which he declares that he is the man for the job.  The State of the Union speech the other night was just abysmal.  The federal government is spending way too much money, and yet Barack Obama is proposing even more government spending.  Entrepreneurs and small businesses are being taxed into oblivion and yet Barack Obama is proposing even higher taxes.  Our economy is being strangled to death by crippling regulations, and yet Barack Obama is proposing a vast array of new regulations.  Barack Obama always gives a nice speech, but it has become appallingly evident that he is totally out of ideas.  So our country will continue to drift aimlessly along without a direction and without a plan until the next financial tsunami comes along and makes things even worse.

And the American people are starting to clue in to the fact that Obama does not have a plan and does not have anything new to say.  Just check out how the audiences for his State of the Union addresses have declined each year....

Selling War: "You furnish the pictures, and I'll furnish the war" ~ linkCorporate America was so impressed, it recruited Edward Bernays, a nephew of Sigmund Freud. He became a PR/propaganda pioneer. His 1928 book titled "Propaganda" said it's possible to "regiment the public mind every bit as much as an army regiments their bodies."

"If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, is it not possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing about it?"
He called the technique the "engineering of consent." He invented the press release. One of his most successful campaigns involved convincing women to smoke in public when it was considered taboo. He pursuaded business that news, not advertising, best manipulates public opinion. 

Iran oil sanctions backlash - Oil buyers ditch US dollar ~ link ~ This is not news that will sit for long. It is not being reported in the MSM here but, if accurate, it is stunning information.

First, from Commodity Online service: China and UAE ditch US Dollar, will use Yuan for oil trade.

Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice ~ link ~ We live in a World that has become so infested with rank evil that even events like that covered in this article happen.   Big Pharma is demonic, as is Big Banking, Big Agra, etc.   Stirling   

Canadian researchers find a simple cure for cancer, but major pharmaceutical companies are not interested.

Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada have cured cancer last week, yet there is a little ripple in the news or in TV. It is a simple technique using very basic drug. The method employs dichloroacetate, which is currently used to treat metabolic disorders. So, there is no concern of side effects or about their long term effects.

This drug doesn't require a patent, so anyone can employ it widely and cheaply compared to the costly cancer drugs produced by major pharmaceutical companies. 

Repeat business: FDA approves new cancer drug to treat toxicity caused by another cancer drug ~ link ~ If you or someone you know has cancer, learn all you can about the late Dr. Royal Raymond Rife and his Rife Therapy and the Rife Machines you can purchase.  Stirling     

(NaturalNews) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new cancer drug that allegedly treats the deadly side effects caused by another popular cancer drug. The new drug, Voraxaze (glucarpidase), is said to expel methotrexate, a commonly prescribed and highly toxic chemotherapy drug, from the body. But Voraxaze comes with its own set of harmful side effects, which shows that approving drugs to treat the side effects of other drugs is an endless, but highly profitable, cycle of toxicity.

Health Groups: Statins linked to 300+ Negative Effects ~ link ~ The only effect that Big Pharma cares about is 'how much money can they make'.   Stirling   

Watching Bird Flu ~ linkAvian Influenza, or A H5N1, has a mortality rate among humans of twenty to thirty times that of Spanish Flu which killed up to fifth million people in 1918/1919 and would be far, far worse than even the Black Death which assailed Europe in the fourteenth century. The spread of new cases is alarming, constant and deadly. Humankind must watch bird flu like a hawk...and not only.

We saw what the World Health Organization did during the Swine Flu or A H1N1 outbreak in 2009. In fact, it was more than an outbreak, it was a worldwide pandemic. The WHO limited itself to doing nothing except inform us as to what was happening as the virus swept the globe.

So what more can we expect this time as something called Avian Influenza, or A H5N1, starts to take on alarming proportions, having a hugely superior mortality rate: 344 out of 683 cases so far in 15 countries? That is a global mortality rate of over 50 per cent. If a pandemic swept the world and one third of the population became infected, then 1.15 billion people would die, according to these statistics.

Grape Seed extract kills head and neck cancer cells ~ link 

Walnuts for prostate cancer, osteoporosis, and CHD (high cholesterol)  ~ link ~ Americans are being kept in the dark about a natural cure for prostate cancer and osteoporosis by none other than the US Food and Drug Administration.
More scientific evidence confirms that walnuts have some amazing properties: not only did they reduce tumor size in mice, but they also lowered LDL, the “bad” kind of cholesterol that leads to heart disease, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition last week.


US falls to 47th in Press Freedom Rankings after Occupy Movement crackdowns ~ link ~ America grows more fascist week by week.   Stirling    

Sweeping protests around the world made it an extremely difficult year for the media, and tested journalists as never before, the annual report into press freedom reveals.

The annual report by Reporters Without Borders has been released, showing the United States fell 27 points on the list due to the many arrests of journalists covering Occupy Wall Street protests. 

Australian Prime Minister dragged to safety from protesters ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~  If the global economy really crashes in the next few days, it will simply not be safe not only for Heads of Government but also for members of parliaments/congresses to appear in public.  That is what things are coming to.   Stirling    

Is now the time to move away from major US cities ~ linkAs the U.S. economy falls apart and as the world becomes increasingly unstable, more Americans than ever are becoming "preppers".  It is estimated that there are at least two million preppers in the United States today, but nobody really knows.  The truth is that it is hard to take a poll because a lot of preppers simply do not talk about their preparations.  Your neighbor could be storing up food in the garage or in an extra bedroom and you might never even know it.  An increasing number of Americans are convinced that we are on the verge of some really bad things happening.  But will just storing up some extra food and supplies be enough?  What is going to happen if we see widespread rioting in major U.S. cities like George Soros is predicting?  What is going to happen if the economy totally falls to pieces and our city centers descend into anarchy like we saw in New Orleans during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina?  In some major U.S. cities such as Detroit, looting is already rampant.  There are some sections of Detroit where entire blocks of houses are being slowly dismantled by thieves and stripped of anything valuable.  Sadly, the economy is going to get a lot worse than it is at the moment.  So is now the time to move away from major U.S. cities?  Should preppers be seeking safer locations for themselves and their families?  Those are legitimate questions.

According to a recent Gallup poll, satisfaction with the government is now at an all-time low.  Americans are rapidly losing faith in virtually every major institution in society.
Anger and frustration are rising to very dangerous levels, and we are rapidly approaching a boiling point.

When people feel as though they have lost everything, they get desperate.

And desperate people do desperate things.
In many communities in the United States today, crime has become so terrifying that people are literally sleeping with their guns.


Monsanto's Infertility-Linked Roundup Found In All Urine Samples Tested ~ link ~ Yes but Big Agriculture does NOT care...They only care about the MONEY they make off of it.   Stirling      

Have the Super-Rich Seceded from America? ~ link ~
The real joke is on the rest of us. After the biggest financial meltdown in 80 years – a meltdown caused by the type of rogue financial manipulation that Romney embodies – and a consequent long, steep drop in the American standard of living, who is the putative front-runner for one of the only two parties allowed to be competitive in American politics? None other than Mitt Romney, the man who says corporations are people. Opposing him, or someone like him, will be the incumbent president, Barack Obama, who will raise up to a billion dollars to compete in the campaign. Much of that loot will come from the same corporations, hedge fund managers, merger and acquisition specialists, and leveraged buyout artists the president will denounce in pro forma fashion during the campaign.

The super-rich have seceded from America even as their grip on its control mechanisms has tightened.

Six Million People Are Under Correctional Supervision In The United States - That Is MORE THAN WERE IN STALIN'S GULAGS ~ link ~ You simply cannot make this crap up!  What is happening to the nation that my ancestors helped to found is terrible.   Stirling     

McDonalds to stop using 'pink slime' in its burger recipe ~ link ~ So maybe the quick burger at Micky Dees is not such a good idea after all!   Stirling      
Slave conditions inside Chinese factories making iPads for Apple ~ link ~ This is what happens when evil forces gut the American and European industrial base for very cheep labor markets.   Stirling      
More than 16 million Americans have oral HPV ~ linkMore than 16 million Americans have oral HPV, a sexually transmitted virus more commonly linked with both cervical cancer and mouth cancer.

According to the first nationwide estimate, the human papilloma virus is increasingly recognized as a major cause of oral cancers affecting the back of the tongue and tonsil area. 

Grandsons of the Tenth US President - John Tyler - are still alive ~ link ~ Wow!  They have me beat.  My great-grandfather fought in the US Civil War and my Great-great-great-grandfather fought in the US Revolutionary War (normally someone my age would have several more 'greats' in there) but these guys hold the record.   Stirling      

DNA Research: Native Americans come from a tiny mountain region in Siberia ~ linkAltai in southern Siberia sits right at the centre of Russia. But the tiny, mountainous republic has a claim to fame unknown until now - Native Americans can trace their origins to the remote region.

DNA research revealed that genetic markers linking people living in the Russian republic of Altai, southern Siberia, with indigenous populations in North America.

Rare white penguin ~ link 

The Elusive Bush Dog ~ link  

The Raccoon Dog ~ link 

Bosnian Pyramids ~ link ~ Are these really pyramids?  There are positions on both sides that seem credible.  Check out this site and these others ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~  and make up you own mind.  The thing about pre-history is that it is the great unknown.  Stirling  

New battlelines in Thailand ~ linkA major reshuffle of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's cabinet this month threatens to put her government on a new collision course with the powerful and emboldened military.

While much of the commentary on the new lineup has focused on the ruling Puea Thai party's bid to restore its sagging popularity after last year's flooding disaster, the significance of the appointment of the new defense minister, Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Sukampon Suwannathat, has not been properly weighed.

For Newt, World War III is just the Beginning ~ link ~ Newt Gingrich doesn’t just want to lay waste to his political enemies and a large part of the news media. The former House speaker and presidential hopeful wants to bomb a significant part of the planet, too.

Gingrich is on the record favoring American military intervention from North Korea to Lebanon. He recently threatened cyberwar with China and Russia. And on Monday, he called for an all-out assault to topple the Castro regime in Cuba. With such a wide range of targets, no wonder Gingrich has consistently said that the U.S. is in the middle of “World War III.” His plans for overthrowing the Iranian government? Just the beginning. In fact, if President Gingrich encounters any little green men while building his moon base (!), they had better pray to their astral maker for mercy. 

Baltic Dry Index - Crashing ~ link ~ Also see: China's very mysterious data ~ link

1 comment:

Alain DENIS said...

Mystery illness: More Girls AND (Allegedly) One Boy Develop Tourette's-like Tics!