Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Holy Shroud of Turin

Powerful prayer to St. Michael the Archangel - video ~ link

AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
AVE MARIA by Katherine Jenkins - video ~ link 
AVE MARIA by Mirusia Louwerse - video ~ link
Orthodox Cherubim Hymn - video ~ link  

Syria: Seeking a Convenient Casus Belli ~ link ~ You are an embattled nation with the entire world watching. Your allies Russia and China just made a major decision at the UN Security Council in your favor with much of their reputation and future at stake. Western propagandists have been relentlessly making up news stories regarding your nation no matter what you do, for nearly a year, starting with "Gay Girl in Damascus" who Syrian activists insisted was still real even after doubts began to surface, and leading up to daily reports from "activists say" coming out of London, England.

Your choices: continue a campaign to restore order in Homs which is admittedly overrun by cross-border militants and foreign terrorists operating with NATO support and arms, fighting under the banner of the "Free Syrian Army." Or, spend your time instead purposefully killing women and children in front of British and French journalists before plotting over easily-intercepted radios their spectacular deaths in front of a watching world?
Quite clearly there is something wrong with this narrative being given to us by the West, who have established themselves by a comfortable margin as serial liars. Iraq lost a million sons and daughters to these lies. Libya likewise was portrayed as a nation "massacring civilians" when it is now clear these "civilians" were US State Department-listed terrorists of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group who are now conducting nationwide murder sprees.
Gerald Celente - The Beginning of World War III - video ~ link ~ Good One!  Stirling      
Saudi-backed group mass on Syria border ~ link
A report says about 18,000 Saudi-backed Salafists are currently stationed in the northern Jordanian city of Mafraq and the northwestern city of Ramtha near the Syrian border.

According to a recent report published by the Arabic Nakhel news agency, the Salafists have been stationed in Mafraq and Ramtha under the “pretext of receiving medical treatment” in Jordan.

The report also mentioned one of the reasons behind the resignation of former Jordanian Prime Minister Marouf Suleiman al-Bakhit on October 17, 2011.

Bakhit had disagreed that Jordan join the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council because the council required that the Jordanian territory be used against foreign countries “including Syria.” Bakhit had refused to agree to the Arab requirement despite pressures from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United States, Nakhel said.

Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman: Our decision to attack Iran is None of US, Russia's Business ~ link ~ This insane evil hyper-racist jerk can get by with this crap with the crooks running American, but not with Russia!  He is one of the satanic fools driving the World towards total global warfare, the Third World War.   Stirling      
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman condemned US and Russian officials for issuing statements seen as warning Israel against an attack on Iran. Lieberman insisted that the decision was Israel’s to make and “is not their business.”

The comments came shortly after a statement by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov warning that an attack on Iran would be “catastrophic” for both the region and the “whole system of international relations.”
China boycotts Syria meeting in new snub to West ~ link ~ Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei says his country will not participate in so-called 'Friends of Syria' conference, which is expected to gather several western nations and international groups in Tunisia. 
'Friends of Syria' conference is to be held in the Tunisian capital Tunis on Friday.

Meanwhile, Russia has announced that it would not take part in the conference.

Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov on February 22 described the absence of Syrian officials at the 'Friends of Syria' conference as a big blunder by its organizers.
'West seeks pressure on Iran, Syria' - with video ~ linkA noteworthy author says that pro-Israeli US politicians favor starting a war with Iran, first by seeking to destabilize Syria’s Assad government.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Jeff Gates, author of “Democracy at Risk”, to further discuss the issue.
Reposting: Purim 2012 Red Alert ~ link ~ I believe that the Purim date may be very important!   Stirling    

Purim begins in the evening of Wednesday, March 7, 2012, and ends in the evening of Thursday, March 8, 2012. That is the 14th of the Hebrew month Adar.

What troubles even casual observers of Zionism in action is that Purim 2012 is sandwiched between two potentially catastrophic events for those opposed to World War III. Benjamin Netanyahu will confer with President Obama at the White House on March 5th to discuss an attack on Iran. On March 8th the FBI plan to shutdown and scrub 4 million computers for an alleged DNS virus. You do not have to be paranoid to think that either a war or a false flag Gulf of Tonkin type of attack on an American ship near the Iranian coast would best be staged at a time when the computers of 4 million anti-war and anti-Zionist activists are shutdown. 

Reposting: We Do NOT Have To Die Defending Israel's Fantasies ~ link ~ Demonic fantasies!  Stirling     

Israel has active delusions about an imaginary Iranian nuclear weapons program. The UN’s IAEA and 16 US intelligence agencies all agree Iran has no nuclear weapons program. Yet the Zionist owned media tells us that all NATO countries in general and America in particular must do battle to the death against 1.5 billion Muslims.

The media was recently full of pictures of small but fast Iranian boats circling an American aircraft carrier as they passed through the Strait of Hormuz. All of those Iranian boats are armed with Russian made anti-ship missiles designed to sink American aircraft carriers. They have Mach 3.1 speed which is 3.1 times the speed of sound (767 miles per hour 1,235 km/h). Those fast boats were less than a mile from their target. Even if they were 5 miles from target, that first wave of missiles would hit the carrier in less than 25 seconds of hostilities. Arriving at the same time would be missiles fired from drones aimed at the control room, the radar, the flight deck and the anti-aircraft missiles and guns rendering the ship both operationally useless and defenseless. Please note Iranian drones have a 1,000 km (621 mile) range and are armed with 4 missiles each. Arriving over the next 25 seconds, would be Russian, Chinese and European made missiles from a greater distance. A carrier has 12 compartments. If 7 of the 12 are breached, then the ship will sink. Each of the 12 compartments would be hit by one or more missiles. A wave of 1,337 pound (606 kg) Russian made 130 mile (210 km) range rocket artillery shells would arrive soon afterwards continuing until the carrier was blown apart.

Now let’s go back to those media photos of the Iranian fast boats circling that carrier. The caption should have read: “Iranians tell American Navy that you were sent on a suicide mission to die for Israeli fantasies. If you attack us, you will all die within 2 minutes.”
Buying the Vote: 12 Facts about Super PACs that will blow your mind ~ link ~ In American politics, it takes an enormous amount of money to win campaigns, and the rise of the "Super PACs" is allowing the wealthy to exert even more influence over the political process than they did before.  When you examine the results of federal elections over the past several decades, you quickly discover that the candidate that raises the most money almost always wins.  Wealthy individuals are limited by law as to how much money they can give directly to a political campaign, but there are no limits on how much money they can give to Super PACs.  During the 2012 election season, some of these Super PACs actually have more money than the campaigns of the candidates that they support do.  Buying the vote is not illegal in America, and these Super PACs are buying huge amounts of advertising in key states.  Unfortunately, most Americans have never learned to think for themselves.  Instead, they let the television do much of their thinking for them.  If their trusted friend, the television, tells them to vote a certain way, then that is what they are likely to do.  Super PACs are much more likely to run negative ads than the actual candidates are, and we have already seen very negative ads dramatically move the poll numbers in some of the states.  Sadly, as long as very negative ads keep working people are going to keep using them.

Super PACs are supposed to be completely and totally "independent" of the campaigns that they support, but the reality is that many of these Super PACs are run and staffed by former top aides of the candidates.

Some of the candidates are relying on the Super PACs to be the "attack dogs" while they sit back and try to maintain a more "positive" image.  If a Super PAC goes too far, a candidate can simply claim that he does not have any control over that Super PAC.

If money did not influence elections, then people would stop giving so much of it to the campaigns and to the Super PACs.  The truth is that money does influence elections, and when wealthy individuals and big corporations are allowed to pour millions upon millions of dollars into these Super PACs it gives them a much, much larger say in the outcome of our elections than you and I have.

When Mitt Romney stated that he was "not concerned about the very poor", he may have misspoke, but there was some truth to what he was saying.  Mitt Romney and the other candidates don't need the poor.  What they need is to keep the flow of money coming from the rich so that they can buy the votes of the poor.

When you have a very high percentage of "sheeple" in a society, the hearts and minds of the people can be bought.  Our horrific education system has dumbed-down the general population, and most Americans spend their days in an entertainment-induced haze.  Critical thinking is in short supply in the United States today, and most Americans are more than happy to have someone else tell them what to think.

Politics has become a war of money, and Super PACs are "bazookas" in that war.

The following are 12 facts about Super PACs that will blow your mind....

8 Reasons why the Greek Debt Deal may NOT Stop a Chaotic Greek Debt Default ~ link ~ The global financial system is not a game of checkers.  It is a game of chess.  All over the world today, news headlines are proclaiming that this new Greek debt deal has completely eliminated the possibility of a chaotic Greek debt default.  Unfortunately, that is simply not the case.  Rather, the truth is that this new deal actually "sets the table" for a Greek debt default.  When I was studying and working in the legal arena, I learned that sometimes you make an agreement so that you can get the other side to break it.  That may sound very strange to the average person on the street, but this is how the game is played at the highest levels.  It is all about strategy.  And in this case, the new debt deal imposes such strict conditions on Greece that it is almost inevitable that Greece will fail to meet some of them.  When Greece does fail, Germany and the other northern European nations may try to claim that they "did everything that they could" but that Greece just did not "live up to its obligations".  So does this mean that we will definitely see a chaotic Greek debt default?  No.  What this does mean is that the chess pieces are being moved into position for one.

The following are 8 reasons why the Greek debt deal may not stop a chaotic Greek debt default....

#1 Greece Is Being Set Up To Fail

Reposting - How Greece Could Take Down Wall Street ~ link ~ This is one that everyone should read and keep in mind in the days ahead.  The Greeks are having an election in April...if the World has not blown itself up by then...and they are highly likely to elect a all new Parliament that will tell the EU and IMF/etc. to Go Directly To Hell...triggering what the author is waring of.   Stirling     

That may be, but there is one bit of bad behavior that Uncle Sam himself does not have the funds to underwrite: the $32 trillion market in credit default swaps (CDS).  Thirty-two trillion dollars is more than twice the U.S. GDP and more than twice the national debt. 
CDS are a form of derivative taken out by investors as insurance against default.  According to the Comptroller of the Currency, nearly 95% of the banking industry’s total exposure to derivatives contracts is held by the nation’s five largest banks: JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, HSBC, and Goldman Sachs.  The CDS market is unregulated, and there is no requirement that the “insurer” actually have the funds to pay up.  CDS are more like bets, and a massive loss at the casino could bring the house down.
It could, at least, unless the casino is rigged.  Whether a “credit event” is a “default” triggering a payout is determined by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), and it seems that the ISDA is owned by the world’s largest banks and hedge funds.  That means the house determines whether the house has to pay. 
The Houses of Morgan, Goldman and the other Big Five are justifiably worried right now, because an “event of default” declared on European sovereign debt could jeopardize their $32 trillion derivatives scheme.  According to Rudy Avizius in an article on The Market Oracle (UK) on February 15th, that explains what happened at MF Global, and why the 50% Greek bond write-down was not declared an event of default. 
If you paid only 50% of your mortgage every month, these same banks would quickly declare you in default.  But the rules are quite different when the banks are the insurers underwriting the deal.  
Projected PIIGS Pillage: 3233.5 TONS of Gold To Be Confiscated By Insolvent European Banks ~ link ~ Robbery at a level that is unimaginable!  Stirling     
While hardly discussed broadly in the mainstream media, the top news of the past 24 hours without doubt is that in addition to losing its fiscal sovereignty, and numerous other things, the Greek population is about to lose its gold in a perfectly legitimate fashion, following amendments to the country's constitution by unelected banker technocrats, who will make it legal for Greek creditors - read insolvent European banks - to plunder the Greek gold which at last check amounts to 111.6 tonnes according to the WGC. And so we come full circle to what the ultimate goal of banker intervention in the European periphery is - nothing short of full gold confiscation. So just how much gold will be pillaged by the banker oligarchy (it is amusing how many websites believe said gold is sacrosanct by regional national banks, and thus the EUR is such a stronger currency as it has all this 'gold backing' - hint: it doesn't, as all the gold is about to be transferred to non-extradition countries)? As the World Gold Council shows in its latest update, between all the PIIGS, who will with 100% certainty suffer the same fate as Greece (which has shown that unlike during World War 2, it is perfectly willing to turn over and do nothing) there is 3234 tonnes of gold to be plundered. And likely more as further constitutional amendments will likely make the confiscation of private gold the next big step. how much does this amount to? At today's prices this is just shy of $185 billion. Of course by the time the market grasps what is going on the spot price of the yellow metal will be far, far higher. Or, potentially far, far lower and totally fixed as the open gold market is eventually done away with entirely in a reversion to FDR gold confiscation and price fixing days.
The chart below shows total gold holdings for the top 40 countries. Little Ireland is off the chart with just 6 tonnes of gold.

Greece: The Epicenter of Global Pillage ~ link ~ Predatory bankers make serial killers look good by comparison. Their business model creates crises to facilitate grand theft, financial terrorism, and debt entrapment.

They steal all material wealth and then some. They systematically rob investors and strip mine economies for self-enrichment. They demand they get paid first. They hold nations hostage to assure it. They turn crises into catastrophes. They leave mass impoverishment, high unemployment, neo-serfdom, and human wreckage in their wake.

Their Federal Reserve/ECB/IMF/World Bank/political class lackeys do their bidding.

Argentine advice for Greece: 'Default NOW!' ~ link ~
But no matter how bad it got, it would always be better to do that without the bankers, without the IMF’s, European Central Bank’s, US Fed’s and US Treasury’s “help”.  Better to sort out your mess on your own, than to have parasitic banker vultures carving out their pound of flesh from your nation’s decaying social and economic body.

And how bad did it get in 2002? A 40 per cent drop in GDP; 30 per cent unemployment; 50 per cent of the population fell below the poverty line; dramatic, almost overnight, devaluation against the US Dollar from 1 peso per dollar to 4 pesos per dollar (then it tapered down to 3 pesos per dollar); if you had a US dollar Bank account, the government forced you to change it into pesos at the rate of 1.40 pesos per dollar.

What did Argentina’s government do wrong?  In the months leading to collapse it bowed to all the bankers and IMF-mandated measures and “recipes”, which were actually the very cause of collapse: Argentina was loaned far more than it could pay back….  And the banker knew it!  This was described in our December 19, 2011 article, Argentina: Tango Lessons.  

FED Opens Books: Revealing European Megabanks Were Biggest Beneficiaries ~ link 

Lord James of Blackheath: Bush, FED, Europe Banks in $15 TRILLION Fraud, All Documented ~ link ~ I don't know the good Baron, but more power to him!  Stirling      

Iran War fear to set oil market on fire: US energy experts ~ link ~ NOW is the time to by a hybrid car, while you still can.  Stirling    
US energy experts say the escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran will prompt a rise in the price of gasoline in the US, stating that a primary 30-cent increase per gallon will be just a beginning for further price hikes.

Gasoline prices have already increased by more than 10 percent over the last two months, following the increase in global oil prices, according to a report published on the CNN website said on Thursday.

According to the report, several factors, including supply disruptions in a number of oil producing nations, have caused the prices of the energy source to rise, leading in return to a similar increase in the prices of such oil byproducts as gasoline.

“But the biggest factor [behind the oil price upsurge] by far, say analysts, is fear that tensions with Iran will lead to an all-out war that causes a disruption in oil supplies,” the report said.


Anonymous said...

Pendulum Waves with Philip Glass

Order to chaos to order - and back again. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Iran. Land of sand and rocks. And, of course, mosques and nuclear reactors. Right? Wrong.

Beautiful Iran: