But in addition to killing six Hezbollah fighters, a very important Iranian general was also killed. Needless to say, Iran is furious…
Three dead as Hezbollah and Israel clash at the Lebanese border ~ link ~
Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish UN peacekeeper have been killed as Hezbollah militants traded fire with Israeli forces on the Lebanese border.
Netanyahu's Congressional Address to coincide with 'Purim' feast ~ link ~
Politically, the center may not hold and things seem to be falling apart. From the left, parties like Syriza in Greece are challenging the EU’s prescriptions of austerity. From the right, Euroskeptic parties are taking aim at the entire quasi-federal model. Racism and xenophobia are gaining ever more adherents, even in previously placid regions like Scandinavia.
Acceleration of Events with Rising Chaos ~ link ~ Do take a minute to read all of this one at the link!!! Stirling
Eighty people hold the same amount of wealth as the world’s 3.6 billion poorest people, according to an analysis just released from Oxfam. The report from the global anti-poverty organization finds that since 2009, the wealth of those 80 richest has doubled in nominal terms — while the wealth of the poorest 50 percent of the world’s population has fallen.
Peter Reagan of Birch Gold Group recently stated: “Here’s the takeaway: Dollar supremacy is hanging on by a thread. That thread is military might supported by a weak economy. That weak economy keeps trying to tell everyone that things are actually fine and getting better, but underlying facts do not bear this out. Recent unemployment figures show that fully a quarter of Americans in their prime working years are still unemployed after unemployment benefits run out. This is abysmal.”
The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States and other central banks around the world are doing their best to manipulate markets and economies to the advantage of their home countries. The fiat currencies of the world are only as good as their central banks’ last trick.
Baltic Dry Index hits 666 ~ link ~
Forget The Hindenburg Omen and The Hilsenrath Omen, today we have the real deal as The Baltic Dry Index hits the ominous 666 level - the lowest print for this time of year on record. Of course, just like with oil - this is brushed off as over-supply (not under-demand) and we are sure someone will opine how positive this drastic deflation of shipping rates is for global business... but still - this is the lowest print since September 2012 (and practically the lowest since the recession).
Oil Collapse leading to new Great Depression ~ link ~
As you’ll see in the succinct breakdown by Future Money Trends in the micro-documentary below, we’ve got some big problems coming our way. It all starts with the fact that debt in the energy sector over the last six years has exploded to $1.7 Trillion on the hopes that oil would continue to trade at around $80 to $100. As we know, that’s no longer the case, which means that all of the companies who took out large loans are no longer able to service their debt.
The end result will be widespread defaults in the oil industry. It’s a recipe for disaster and one that will likely play out right before our eyes in coming months.
In the context of current central bank money printing, deflation scares and currency wars; this could cause the most destructive economic situation since the Great Depression. We could see the oil price spike and crash in wild swings of volatility; further scaring already timid capital markets and destroying any thoughts of economic recovery. This will be felt the worst in the United States.
Continuing debasement of money, language and banking in the Modern Age ~ link ~ This is what happens when the most evil crooks imaginable are running things!!! Stirling
Viscount Monckton: Climate change is tyranny ~ link ~
Lord Christopher Monckton says the “climate change” issue is really a way to gain control of the world. Lord Monckton, former award winning journalist who was once an advisor to Margaret Thatcher, contends, “This is a story that has been grossly, I mean grossly, oversold. They have exaggerated beyond all reason. Just this week, I’ve had a major paper published in the Science Bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Science which gives the reasons why they got it wrong. We went into their wretched climate models and took them apart. We’ve found what they did wrong, and we exposed it. The left have gone ballistic.”
North American "global warming" - Up to three feet of snow ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link
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Despite all the snow, Obama's sick obsession with Global Warming continues ~ link ~
Despite a “tidal wave” of snow that could potentially dump three feet of the white stuff on New York City, Barack Obama continues to insist that global warming is the “greatest threat” that humanity is facing. And in his second term he is making the fight against climate change one of his top priorities. In recent months he has cemented climate change deals with China and India, and he has implemented quite a number of government policy changes that did not require the approval of Congress. He also made it a point to discuss the “threat to future generations” that climate change poses in his State of the Union address. For Obama, what was once a political goal is now being transformed into something akin to a religious crusade. But could it be possible that “the leader of the free world” is completely wrong about all of this?
Chinese military updates ~ link ~ link