They said in a letter, sent on Monday (16 September) to EU foreign ministries and to EU foreign relations chief Catherine Ashton, that Israel's claims the rules will harm peace talks are not true. They noted that Palestinians resumed the talks, in part, because the EU rules gave them confidence.
Russia will give UN Security Council proof of Syrian "rebel" chemical use - with video ~ link ~ Regardless of what evidence there is the US/France/UK will follow the globalist/Zionist line of BS and claim otherwise! Stirling
Former US Secretary of Defense Gates: US war on Syria would be like 'throwing gasoline on fire in the Middle East' ~ link ~ Gates, who was speaking at a forum in Dallas on Tuesday, also hinted that Washington’s past military interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya showed that military action can lead to unintended consequences.
A proposal by Russia to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control has so far stopped US military strikes against the country.
The Syrian government was accused for a chemical attack near Damascus on August 21. Russia says that the foreign-backed militants staged the attack to incriminate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Gates dismissed attacking Syria to enforce a “red line” by President Barack Obama, the Associated Press reported.
"I believe to blow a bunch of stuff up over a couple of days to underscore or validate a point or principle is not a strategy," said Gates, who also served as director of the CIA under George H.W. Bush.
The former official, who was Pentagon’s chief under Obama and former president George W. Bush, said he thought the country’s most recent presidents "have become too quick to reach for a gun to solve an international problem."
Michael Maloof - Former Pentagon Official: consequences of US war on Syria 'unbelievable' - with video ~ link ~ “If we were to use military action right now in Syria, the consequences would be otherly unbelievable throughout the entire Middle East region and maybe even the world,” Maloof told Press TV on Wednesday.
He added that military action has very “questionable results.”
“I don’t think military action is the answer I think in all cases. It should be a last resort,” the analyst said when asked about the latest remarks by former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.
Gates said on Tuesday that a US military strike against Syria would be like "throwing gasoline on an extremely complex fire in the Middle East."
Assad: US interventionist policy is not in the interest of the American people - with video ~ link ~ Assad said on Wednesday that US policy in the Middle East is concentrated on “imposing its hegemony on the people of the region,” unleashing wars and interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.
This policy “does not reflect the American people's interests and goes against (their) values and interests,” AFP quoted Assad as saying.He made the remarks during a meeting with American personalities, including former members of the Congress, journalists and peace activists, opposed to Western intervention in Syria.
7 Reasons to delay the Taper and 4 Reasons why they can't ~ link ~ With the FOMC set to announce the decision to taper or not taper, forward guide or not forward guide, cut thresholds or not cut thresholds, we thought a reminder of the seven reasons to delay the taper (following what BAML's Ethan Harris calls the recent "punch in the stomach for the economic recovery story") and the four crucial reasons why the Fed can't (or won't) delay the Taper.
The Greatest Financial Conspiracy in American History ~ link ~ There is a conspiracy being perpetrated against the American people with regard to the true nature of America’s financial situation. To most people, America appears to be on her last economic legs and the future looks hopeless. On the other hand, America has never been wealthier. However, the wealth has been horded and hidden from the American people.
The Armageddon Looting Machine: The Looming Mass Destruction from Derivatives ~ link ~
Increased regulation and low interest rates are driving lending from the regulated commercial banking system into the unregulated shadow banking system. The shadow banks, although free of government regulation, are propped up by a hidden government guarantee in the form of safe harbor status under the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Act pushed through by Wall Street. The result is to create perverse incentives for the financial system to self-destruct.
Five years after the financial collapse precipitated by the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy on September 15, 2008, the risk of another full-blown financial panic is still looming large, despite the Dodd Frank legislation designed to contain it. As noted in a recent Reuters article, the risk has just moved into the shadows:
Increased regulation and low interest rates have made lending to homeowners and small businesses less attractive than before 2008. The easy subprime scams of yesteryear are no more. The void is being filled by the shadow banking system. Shadow banking comes in many forms, but the big money today is in repos and derivatives. The notional (or hypothetical) value of the derivatives market has been estimated to be as high as $1.2 quadrillion, or twenty times the GDP of all the countries of the world combined.
3 Sparks and a Powder Keg ~ link ~ The 2013 summer sun, far from having brought the lull for which some hoped, has continued to heat finance, the economy, and especially global geopolitics white hot. The Syrian apple of discord has shown the extent to which the international community was no longer one; the economic news, despite all the tricks possible, stubbornly refuses to announce a long awaited recovery; currency wars have flared up again, hitting the emerging countries head-on; sovereign bond interest rates are now out of control…
Unfortunately, the coming autumn will not calm things down. The end of the political summer break is, in fact, under pressure in Washington between discussions on Syria, the budget vote, the debt ceiling, etc. The extreme divisions between Democrats and Republicans makes this period full of danger. The end of the financial summer break is no less so with the famous tapering on the agenda, that’s to say the progressive reduction of the Fed’s programme of Quantitative Easing which deals with the economy single-handedly; with the aftermath of Detroit’s bankruptcy; and with the major Western banks withdrawing their support of the US government of necessity.
Finally, the end of the geopolitical summer break also promises to be eventful itself: the emerging countries, scalded by speculation in their currencies, certainly aren’t going to sit idly by, which promises a real firework display in the foreign exchange markets and, in addition, they will wish to take advantage of their victory on Syria to increase their powers.
NPR: How can Fukushima's molten fuel be contained so it stops contaminating the planet? Nuclear Expert: There's NO WAY to get at molten fuel...I've not seen a solution to this ~ link ~ That is why all nuclear power plants should be decommissioned as soon as possible!!! Stirling
Navy Yard Shooting: Aaron Alexis narrative crumbling ~ link ~ Bullcrap does not stand up to the light of truth for long! Stirling
America at War Against its Citizens ~ link
Extensive Recombination in Human Hafr Al Batin MERS ~ link ~ Sounds like the work of an Advanced Biowar lab to me! Stirling
However, the most dramatic example of recombination was in the Hafr-Al-Batin_1_2013 sequence which was collected on June 4, 2013. The sequence had clear clustering of polymorphisms from four different parents. Positions 542-1833 had 5 polymorphisms shared with Jordan-N3. The sequence between positions 3276-19418 then switch to an Al Hasa sequence with 8 polymorphisms shared with Al Hasa 1-4. The sequence then changed again with 3 UAE polymorphisms between 20848 and 22895. The sequence then switched back to Al Hasa with 6 polymorphisms between 23648 and 24740. The 3’ end of the genome had 6 England1 polymorphisms between positions 25052 and 29853.
This switching from one human MERS parent to another across the entire genome raises concerns that the level of human MERS is markedly higher than reflected in the confirmed cases. The two distinct sequences from the first confirmed case in KSA in June, 2012 and the extensive recombination in a sequence from a June 2013 case signal rapid evolution and adaptation by human coronaviruses, which highlights the need for more active surveillance and sequences in KSA and adjacent countries.
Riyadh_1 Recombination Destroys MERS Molecular Clock ~ link ~ They use a 'molecular clock' to determine normal natural recombination for a virus. That this technique does NOT work in the case of MERS is a indication that the recombination is NOT NATURAL BUT MAN ENGINEERED!!! It is my belief, that "the usual suspects" are bioengineering a massive "natural" disaster for November or thereabouts. One that can be "blamed" on Muslims returning from the Muslim religious pilgrimages in that time frame. Stirling
However, the sequences from a case in Al Batin (Hafr-Al-Batin_1_2013), collected on June 4, 2013 had even more dramatic examples of recombination, including clustered polymorphisms from Jordan-N3 (positions 542-1833) as well as additional clusters involving polymorphisms from Al Hasa, UAE, and England 1).
The examples of extensive recombination in Al Batin, raises serious concerns about the rate of evolution involving multiple parental sequences.
FEMA Readies 100,000 person National Disaster Medical System Mobilization for 1,000 locations - with video ~ link ~ In the case of Advanced Biological Warfare (be it out-in-the-open or some virus like MERS that is claimed to be "natural"), such a large-scale mobilization will still be way TOO LITTLE and likely TOO LATE to save many tens of millions or more in America!!! Stirling