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Friday, October 10, 2008
'Toxic waste' behind Somali piracy
By Najad Abdullahi
Somali pirates have accused European firms of dumping toxic waste off the Somali coast and are demanding an $8m ransom for the return of a Ukranian ship they captured, saying the money will go towards cleaning up the waste.
The ransom demand is a means of "reacting to the toxic waste that has been continually dumped on the shores of our country for nearly 20 years", Januna Ali Jama, a spokesman for the pirates, based in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, said.
"The Somali coastline has been destroyed, and we believe this money is nothing compared to the devastation that we have seen on the seas."
The pirates are holding the MV Faina, a Ukrainian ship carrying tanks and military hardware, off Somalia's northern coast.
According to the International Maritime Bureau, 61 attacks by pirates have been reported since the start of the year.
While money is the primary objective of the hijackings, claims of the continued environmental destruction off Somalia's coast have been largely ignored by the regions's maritime authorities.
Dumping allegations
Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the UN envoy for Somalia confirmed to Al Jazeera the world body has "reliable information" that European and Asian companies are dumping toxic waste, including nuclear waste, off the Somali coastline.
"I must stress however, that no government has endorsed this act, and that private companies and individuals acting alone are responsible," he said
Allegations of the dumping of toxic waste, as well as illegal fishing, have circulated since the early 1990s.
But evidence of such practices literally appeared on the beaches of northern Somalia when the tsunami of 2004 hit the country.
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) reported the tsunami had washed up rusting containers of toxic waste on the shores of Puntland.
Nick Nuttall, a UNEP spokesman, told Al Jazeera that when the barrels were smashed open by the force of the waves, the containers exposed a "frightening activity" that has been going on for more than decade.
"And the waste is many different kinds. There is uranium radioactive waste. There is lead, and heavy metals like cadmium and mercury. There is also industrial waste, and there are hospital wastes, chemical wastes — you name it."
Nuttall also said that since the containers came ashore, hundreds of residents have fallen ill, suffering from mouth and abdominal bleeding, skin infections and other ailments.
"Somalia has been used as a dumping ground for hazardous waste starting in the early 1990s, and continuing through the civil war there," he said.
"European companies found it to be very cheap to get rid of the waste, costing as little as $2.50 a tonne, where waste disposal costs in Europe are something like $1000 a tonne.
"And the waste is many different kinds. There is uranium radioactive waste. There is lead, and heavy metals like cadmium and mercury. There is also industrial waste, and there are hospital wastes, chemical wastes — you name it."
Nuttall also said that since the containers came ashore, hundreds of residents have fallen ill, suffering from mouth and abdominal bleeding, skin infections and other ailments.
"We [the UNEP] had planned to do a proper, in-depth scientific assessment on the magnitude of the problem. But because of the high levels of insecurity onshore and off the Somali coast, we are unable to carry out an accurate assessment of the extent of the problem," he said.
However, Ould-Abdallah claims the practice still continues.
"What is most alarming here is that nuclear waste is being dumped. Radioactive uranium waste that is potentially killing Somalis and completely destroying the ocean," he said.
Toxic waste
Ould-Abdallah declined to name which companies are involved in waste dumping, citing legal reasons.
But he did say the practice helps fuel the 18-year-old civil war in Somalia as companies are paying Somali government ministers to dump their waste, or to secure licences and contracts.
US paid Ethiopian occupation soldiers
"There is no government control ... and there are few people with high moral ground ... [and] yes, people in high positions are being paid off, but because of the fragility of the TFG [Transitional Federal Government], some of these companies now no longer ask the authorities — they simply dump their waste and leave."
Ould-Abdallah said there are ethical questions to be considered because the companies are negotiating contracts with a government that is largely divided along tribal lines.
"How can you negotiate these dealings with a country at war and with a government struggling to remain relevant?"
In 1992, a contract to secure the dumping of toxic waste was made by Swiss and Italian shipping firms Achair Partners and Progresso, with Nur Elmi Osman, a former official appointed to the government of Ali Mahdi Mohamed, one of many militia leaders involved in the ousting of Mohamed Siad Barre, Somalia's former president.
At the request of the Swiss and Italian governments, UNEP investigated the matter.
Both firms had denied entering into any agreement with militia leaders at the beginning of the Somali civil war.
Osman also denied signing any contract.
'Mafia involvement'
However, Mustafa Tolba, the former UNEP executive director, told Al Jazeera that he discovered the firms were set up as fictitious companies by larger industrial firms to dispose of hazardous waste.
"At the time, it felt like we were dealing with the Mafia, or some sort of organised crime group, possibly working with these industrial firms," he said.
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"It was very shady, and quite underground, and I would agree with Ould-Abdallah’s claims that it is still going on... Unfortunately the war has not allowed environmental groups to investigate this fully."
The Italian mafia controls an estimated 30 per cent of Italy's waste disposal companies, including those that deal with toxic waste.
In 1998, Famiglia Cristiana, an Italian weekly magazine, claimed that although most of the waste-dumping took place after the start of the civil war in 1991, the activity actually began as early as 1989 under the Barre government.
Beyond the ethical question of trying to secure a hazardous waste agreement in an unstable country like Somalia, the alleged attempt by Swiss and Italian firms to dump waste in Somalia would violate international treaties to which both countries are signatories.
Legal ramifications
Switzerland and Italy signed and ratified the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, which came into force in 1992.
EU member states, as well as 168 other countries have also signed the agreement.
The convention prohibits waste trade between countries that have signed the convention, as well as countries that have not signed the accord unless a bilateral agreement had been negotiated.
It is also prohibits the shipping of hazardous waste to a war zone.
Abdi Ismail Samatar, professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota, told Al Jazeera that because an international coalition of warships has been deployed to the Gulf of Aden, the alleged dumping of waste must have been observed.
Environmental damage
"If these acts are continuing, then surely they must have been seen by someone involved in maritime operations," he said.
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"Is the cargo aimed at a certain destination more important than monitoring illegal activities in the region? Piracy is not the only problem for Somalia, and I think it's irresponsible on the part of the authorities to overlook this issue."
Mohammed Gure, chairman of the Somalia Concern Group, said that the social and environmental consequences will be felt for decades.
"The Somali coastline used to sustain hundreds of thousands of people, as a source of food and livelihoods. Now much of it is almost destroyed, primarily at the hands of these so-called ministers that have sold their nation to fill their own pockets."
Ould-Abdallah said piracy will not prevent waste dumping.
"The intentions of these pirates are not concerned with protecting their environment," he said.
"What is ultimately needed is a functioning, effective government that will get its act together and take control of its affairs."
Some 'pirates' operating off Somalia's coast acting as coastguards.

Some 'pirates' operating off Somalia's coast acting as coastguards
Almost everyone at every point on the political spectrum ignores entirely the reign of terror and death in Somalia that began and continues with full bipartisan support.
Chris Floyd may be the only person who regularly reports on this unfolding nightmare: start here, and more importantly, here:
Arthur Silber — click here for Perverse Priorities in World of Lies
 11 people died
Mortar shells fired from US paid puppet
government forces hit a busy market
US paid war on Somalia
Residents flee Mogadishu
Eleven people died
More than a hundred people injured
Mortar shells fired from US paid puppet
government forces hit a busy market
US paid war on Somalia
 US paid war on Somalia
US paid war on Somalia
 Body of woman victim
US paid war on Somalia
But the devil will certainly turn a lovely phrase, as he leads you directly into hell
Arthur Silber — click here for Perverse Priorities in World of Lies
US paid war on Somalia
 US paid war on Somalia
Lies are all most Americans know, and lies are all they will accept
Truth is the enemy, and truth must be destroyed, along with life, joy and meaning
Arthur Silber — click here
Ethiopian tank paid by US
 US paid war on Somalia
US paid war on Somalia
CIA Obama the acting president
Every facial movement, gesture of the hand, word enunciated by the 44th president turns out to be a complete charade
The CIA — Obama — Illuminati
A long-term strategic CIA plan to recruit promising candidates
and steer these individuals and their families into positions of influence and power
Behavior modification
Phenomenological — structures of consciousness — programs
US policy has even less regard for human rights both abroad and at home
Ecuador is a peaceful territory.
We will not permit the establishment of foreign military bases nor foreign facilities with military aims.
It is prohibited to cede national military bases to foreign armed or security forces.
Ecuador's new constitution
Store some canned food
Buy more tomorrow, and more next week, and more next month
You can eat it later
"I have talked about this elsewhere as a personal projection but the article linked below is the first I have seen that confirms that it is happening.
Letters of Credit are the lifeblood of the import/export business.
Without them trade ceases to flow for all except buyers/sellers with a strong personal trust relationship.
With banks going belly up left and right those on the selling side of a trade deal can NO longer be sure that even if they receive a Letter of Credit that they will be paid.
If the international bank chaos continues and worsens the effects on world trade could be quite substantial due to an unwillingness of sellers to allow their goods to be loaded upon a ship with 'merely' a Letter of Credit as payment.
Of course for the buyer prepaying for goods before they are loaded onto a ship in a foreign port means that they run a considerable risk that the goods either will not be loaded at all or that they will be non-conforming when they are inspected on the receiving end.
This is an area that bears watching since a couple of major bank failures leaving the sellers holding worthless Letters of Credit for their payment could quickly bring much of the world's ocean shipped trade to a screeching halt."
Click here for http://www.urbansurvival.com
“I know that the days are dim right now for a lot of folks.   But I firmly believe tomorrow is going to be brighter”
Bush — October 8  2008
O.K.    The changes have begun
That which has been foretold in your Bibles and great spiritual works is now proceeding
The period of stripping of our attachments is at hand — the clothing and selves of that and those binding us revealed
Our presumed 'loss' will extend, becoming incrementally more severe, and, as we sweep into the gyro, infinitely more freeing
Now that my ladder's gone
I must lie down where all the ladders start
In the foul rag and bone shop of the heart
W.B. Yeats
Argentina quickly lost the confidence of investors and the flight of money away from the country increased.
In 2001, people fearing the worst began withdrawing large sums of money from their bank accounts, turning pesos into dollars and sending them abroad, causing a run on the banks.
The government then enacted a set of measures (informally known as the corralito) that effectively froze all bank accounts for twelve months, allowing for only minor sums of cash to be withdrawn.
Because of this allowance limit and the serious problems it caused in certain cases, many Argentines became enraged and took to the streets of important cities, especially Buenos Aires.
They engaged in a form of popular protest that became known as cacerolazo (banging pots and pans).
These protests occurred especially during the period of 2001 to 2002.
At first the cacerolazos were simply noisy demonstrations, but soon they included property destruction, often directed at banks, foreign privatized companies, and especially big American and European companies.
Many businesses installed metal barriers because windows and glass facades were being broken, and even fires being ignited at their doors.
Billboards of such companies as Coca Cola and others were brought down by the masses of demonstrators.
Confrontations between the police and citizens became a common sight, and fires were also set on Buenos Aires avenues.
Fernando de la Rúa declared a state of emergency (illegally since it needed confirmation by the Congress) but this only worsened the situation, precipitating the violent protests of 20 and 21 December 2001 in Plaza de Mayo, where demonstrators clashed with the police, ended with several dead, and precipitated the fall of the government.
De la Rúa eventually fled the Casa Rosada in a helicopter on 21 December, 2001.
The will to power is fueled by arrogance, class consciousness, and a 'sense of entitlement' that is stronger than even the will to survive.
This is the force that animates the destructive, suicidal impulses of the current conflict.
And that is why the war will continue.
The social fabric within the US will be torn to shreds long before the fighting stops.
A strong sense of entitlement creates the belief that 'The world is mine to do with whatever I choose; the claims of others are of no consequence'.
These feelings cannot be changed through logic or rational discussion; they must be eradicated with a scalpel the same way one would remove a cancerous tumor.
There's trouble ahead.
The multi-polar world is about to collide head-on with the 'faith-based' unipolar world and millions are bound to suffer.
But there is no doubt about the final outcome.
...It's only a matter of time before the war machine sputters to a halt and the troops return home.
When the killing stops, a truly new world order will begin.
Mike Whitney — The New American Century: Cut Short By 92 Years
“Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.”
As Argentine citizens, we have a huge advantage over other peoples including US citizens when it comes to understanding and coping with this kind of crisis.
I say this because in our own lifetimes we have suffered in Argentina all of what is now happening globally — albeit on a much smaller scale in our case.
We've seen this movie... We've been there, and done that... We've been pushed and dragged through the entire hysterical hocus-pocus of inflation, hyperinflation, systemic banking collapses, currency changes, Debt Bond Swaps, Mega-Debt Bond Swaps, financial "armouring", banking holidays, freezing of bank accounts, etc... etc...
And we have also suffered the end-results: bank bail-outs paid for by taxpayers (or through inflation, or through the confiscation of savings), disappearance of pension funds, destruction of job posts and overall impoverishment of the population.
So, take a clue from our thirty years' experience in 'financial meltdowns'
[ Put it first into food, and everything else you will need when the stores become empty, then anything left into precious metals, gold, silver, that you keep at home, hidden, dug into the garden somewhere that only you know.
You may have a year and a half before the final collapse — but who knows?
Kewe ]
After allowing a small cabal of shady characters to illegitimately accumulate vast amounts of wealth and power over markets, corporations, industries, media, armed forces and entire nations, like the World Trade Center towers on 9/11 [special operations], this entire System is now in free-fall, collapsing into itself in one massive implosion.
This loathsome and unjust Global Power System was designed and implemented over the past seven decades by the geopolitical and geoeconomic strategic planners serving the New World Order power structures:
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR, founded in New York in 1919)
The Trilateral Commission (founded in 1973)
The Bilderberg Conference (formed in Holland in 1954)
The Cato Institute
American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
The notorious Neo-con Project for a New American Century (PNAC)
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The agencies have made clear that no bank is too big to fail so that bank management, shareholders and uninsured debt-holders understand that they will not escape the consequences of excessive risk taking
Ben Bernanke — Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States [Privately owned] Federal Reserve
November 15, 2005
The Doctrine (or, should I say, Dogma) of Extreme Capitalism has imposed the concept of DEBT as the preferred way to move the economy.
In most countries (Argentina, for example) this means that there is no proper use of the local National Currency by the State to generate credit in a controlled and non-Interest bearing manner.
This [National Currency by the State] is the best way of fueling economic expansion for specific social, defense, infrastructure, and technological developments, always focusing on the Common Good and prioritizing the National Interest.
One of Extreme Capitalism's key dogmas says that central banks controlling the national currency must be totally 'independent' of Government.
However, since all such institutions must finally respond to somebody somewhere, we thus discover that nowadays central banks are subordinated and subservient not to the State (i.e., the People), but rather to the private banking superstructure, both local and global, which naturally leaves the whole concept of the Common Good and National Interest almost totally aside.
Adrian Salbuchi
The risk of moral hazard must be considered in designing government backed programs.
Such programs should not bail out failed investors as doing so would only encourage excessive risk taking
Ben Bernanke — Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States [Privately owned] Federal Reserve
September 20, 2007
This is so in Argentina as in other countries, however in the case of the United States this is particularly extreme because its central bank — the Federal Reserve Bank (FED) — is a private institution, with almost 97% of its unique shareholding structure in the hands of the private banking infrastructure itself, both domestic (in a first instance) as well as global (if we look further afield).
Once the private banking superstructure achieves control of the local central bank, it is then in a position to impose chronic and often drastic under-monetization of the Economy.
Adrian Salbuchi
... not the responsibility of the Federal Reserve, nor would it be appropriate to protect lenders and investors from the consequences of their financial decisions
Ben Bernanke — November 15, 2007
This means that there is never enough money to satisfy the true needs of the Real Economy.
That's when the private banks come on stage offering to close that artificially generated 'gap', becoming the prime credit generators of the economy, for which they charge interest — often at usury rates - for loans made to individuals, companies and even the State itself.
We should also understand that the key source of inflation in all economies lies not so much in monetary expansion by the State (if this is kept in sync with true economic growth), but rather most inflation in any economy is fueled by interest bearing loans made by the private banking sector.
Adrian Salbuchi
I don't anticipate any serious problems of that sort among the large international active banks that make up a very substantial part of our banking system
Ben Bernanke — February 29, 2008
At a Geoeconomic level, this has also served to generate massive public debt in Third World countries like Argentina — fueled by rampant corruption amongst the individuals involved in the lending and borrowing process, and supported by Governments that never seem to understand how to use the sovereign functions inherent in their power to issue money to fund and promote balanced economic growth.
Instead, these countries adopt IMF-designed neoliberal policies on key matters spanning from central banking functions, fiscal policies, debt, rates of interest and exchange, to banking regulations and other key factors, that have all been twisted out of shape so that they run counter to the country's National Interest.
Adrian Salbuchi
Freddie Mac — no danger of bailing
Fannie Mae — adequately capitalized
Ben Bernanke — July 2008
Fractional Reserve Banking System —
This is a universaly applicable banking concept in today's global marketplace, that allows the private banking infrastructure to generate "Virtual Money" literally out of thin air (i.e., electronic credit lines, loans and the like) in a proportion of 6, 10, 30 or 50 times more than the actual Real Money they hold in their bank vaults.
To add insult to injury, the banks then charge you hefty interest rates for the "money" they created out of nothing and "lent" to you, whilst they require collateral consisting of real stuff like your home, your car, or your company.
The proportion between the number of Dollars or pesos in their vaults and the amount of credit they can generate, is determined by the local central bank (remember: controlled by the private banks themselves), is called minimum monetary reserves under the Fractional Reserve Banking System and reflects a statistical estimate of what portion of deposit holders will normally visit the bank to withdraw their money in cash.
The problem is that the concept of 'normal' is basically a group or collective psychological factor, intimately linked to the perception that deposit-holders have regarding the financial system in general, and individual banks in particular.
Adrian Salbuchi
This is far and away the strongest global economy
I've seen in my business lifetime
Henry Merritt 'Hank' Paulson Jr.
Secretary of the U. S. Department of the Treasury
June 12, 2007
Fractional Reserve Banking System —
When 'abnormal' times come — and boy have they come today!! — then people panic and run to their banks all at the same time, demanding to withdraw their money, not as electronic blips on the ATM machine, but as hard cash.
That was when we all discovered that the amount of Real Money in each bank's vaults was not suffient to pay all depositors, except for a handful (normally privileged insiders who "saw it all coming").
For the rest: of us, there was nothing left and the banking system collapsed.
That's when in the US for example, and barring any taxpayer funded bail-outs, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) indemnifies up to 100.000 dollars in the US or, in Argentina, that's when we all realized that we had all been totally robbed, and took to the streets to uselessly bang our pots and pans on the banks' monumental iron-clad gates, conveniently shuttered the night before...
All thanks to the inherently fraudulent Fractional Reserve Banking System.
This is what happened in Argentina in 2001 and this is what is unfolding right now in the US.
Adrian Salbuchi
In my judgement we are closer to the end of the market turmoil then the beginning
Henry Merritt 'Hank' Paulson Jr.
Secretary of the U. S. Department of the Treasury
May 16, 2008
Investment Banking —
In the US, Commercial or Main Street banks like Bank of America, JPMorganChase or CitiGroup are allowed to generate 8 to 10 "Virtual" - i.e., fake - Dollars for every Real Buck they have in their vaults.
This scheme is controlled by the authorities, i.e., the FED and the Comptroller of the Currency. However, so called "investment banks" in the US and elsewhere, do not need to comply with any such requirements; they are the ones making Mega-Loans to Corporations, the US Government and foreign Governments like Argentina's, which is why they are far less controlled and regulated.
This means that for every Real Dollar they hold, these investment bankers can create 26 "virtual" Dollars (Goldman Sachs), 30 "virtual" Dollars (Morgan Stanley), more than 60 (Merrill Lynch, just before they went bust), or more than 100 in the cases of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers.
Adrian Salbuchi
It is a safe banking system, a sound banking system, and our regulators are on top of it
This is a very manageable situation
Henry Merritt 'Hank' Paulson Jr.
July 20, 2008
Channeling and Transference System —
Another key factor lies in the way that the global financial system has structured automatic channels to bring in profits and transfer away all losses throughout the entire system.
This has the effect that in times of great growth and gigantic profits (i.e., when the whole system grows), it is stable and allows creating many trillions of dollars out of thin air).
That's when profits are conveniently privatized, i.e., they naturally flow into the pockets of shareholders, speculators, directors, CEO's, top management, 'investors' and other key stakeholders in financial institutions and Corporate infrastructure.
But when the system suddenly contracts, and tail-spins out of control as is happening now, then mechanisms are conveniently activated to socialize all losses through State-funded bailouts, special loans, FED-funded acquisitions via specific 'vehicles' like JPMorgan, Citicorp and Bank of America, so that it is the domestic and foreign populations as a whole who end up paying the bill, through such phenomena as inflation, hyperinflation (oh, we know a lot about that in Argentina!!), banking collapses, tax hikes, debt defaults, nationalizations, etc).
The 4 Pillars of the Extreme Capitalist Model — In short the key factors described above, in the long-term all function together in a coordinated, consistent and synchronized manner, which means that, even if in the short-and medium-terms there are spates of high profits where money is sloshed around big time, in the long-term the whole system just doesn't add up.
That's when you have periodic meltdowns like today's.
Usually, they are explained away by well-paid economic gurus writing brainy explanations in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times or New York Times, who tell us that this is all just part of 'the economic cycle'.
For the most part, they can isolate sections of those downturns and localize them, so that they only affect a couple of emerging markets...
Adrian Salbuchi
Moral hazard is something I don't take lightly
I never once considered that it was appropriate to put taxpayer money on the line in dissolving Lehman Brothers
Henry Merritt 'Hank' Paulson Jr.
September 15, 2008
Channeling and Transference System —
Another key factor lies in the way that the global financial system has structured automatic channels to bring in profits and transfer away all losses throughout the entire system.
This has the effect that in times of great growth and gigantic profits (i.e., when the whole system grows), it is stable and allows creating many trillions of dollars out of thin air).
That's when profits are conveniently privatized, i.e., they naturally flow into the pockets of shareholders, speculators, directors, CEO's, top management, 'investors' and other key stakeholders in financial institutions and Corporate infrastructure.
But when the system suddenly contracts, and tail-spins out of control as is happening now, then mechanisms are conveniently activated to socialize all losses through State-funded bailouts, special loans, FED-funded acquisitions via specific 'vehicles' like JPMorgan, Citicorp and Bank of America, so that it is the domestic and foreign populations as a whole who end up paying the bill, through such phenomena as inflation, hyperinflation (oh, we know a lot about that in Argentina!!), banking collapses, tax hikes, debt defaults, nationalizations, etc).
The 4 Pillars of the Extreme Capitalist Model — In short the key factors described above, in the long-term all function together in a coordinated, consistent and synchronized manner, which means that, even if in the short-and medium-terms there are spates of high profits where money is sloshed around big time, in the long-term the whole system just doesn't add up.
That's when you have periodic meltdowns like today's.
Usually, they are explained away by well-paid economic gurus writing brainy explanations in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times or New York Times, who tell us that this is all just part of 'the economic cycle'.
For the most part, they can isolate sections of those downturns and localize them, so that they only affect a couple of emerging markets...
Like Argentina in 2001, or Brasil in 1999, or Mexico in 1997.
In short, these four pillars are:
1. Programmed Monetary Insufficiency — Artificially generated by an 'independent' central bank, controlled by the local and global private banking institutions superstructure;
2. Private banking based on Fractional Reserves — As a system, this allows banks to create money out of thin air, charging interest for it (often at usury rates), and generating huge profits for 'investors' and creditors.
3. Debt — This is the key concept that 'fuels' private and public economies replacing the far more economically sound concept of reinvesting company profits and promoting a savings culture.
Those who benefit from the unnecessary creation of debt need to promote and instigate among the public at large in all countries, fericiously undisciplined consumerism and greed, which goes hand in hand with total rejection of the very concept of saving and preparing for a rainy day.
4. Privatize Profits /Socialize Losses — As a channelling and transference scheme for the various stages of the recurrent 'cycles', so that when they reach the inexorable stage where collapse is unavoidable, there is always a way of making the population at large pay the bill.
Adrian Salbuchi
Most severe financial crisis in post World War II era
Investment banks are seeing tremendous runs on their cash
Without action they will fail soon
Ben Bernanke — Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States
[Privately owned] Federal Reserve
September 19, 2008
Key Data and Concepts —
A brief summary of the key events of this year leading up to the present terminal crisis of the global financial system can be very enlightening and revealing:
January 2008: Countrywide Financial bank collapses (assets US$ 172 billion)
March 2008: Investment bank Bear Stearns (assets for $399 billion) collapses and is acquired by JPMorgan Chase through a FED-funded credit for US$ 30 billion.
On March 7, the FED offers up to US$ 200 billion in 28-day loans to banks and large financial institutions.
On March 11, the FED offers investment banks up to $200 billion in Treasury Securities in exchange for mortgage-backed securities.
On March 21st, the European Central Bank offered up to US$ 24 billion in loans to help banks shore up balance sheets. The Bank of England in turn offers up to US$ 10 billion in loans.
April 2008: Commercial bank IndyMac Bancorp collapses (assets for $32.3 billion).
German bank Düsseldorfer Hypotheken Bank (assets for US$ 42.5 billion) collapses.
July 2008: UK bank Alliance & Leicester (assets for $153.40 billion) collapses.
Danish bank Roskilde Bank (assets for US$ 7.9 billion) collapses.
7 September 2008: The US's two largest mortgage agencies — Freddie Mac (assetsts for US$ 879 billion) and Fannie Mae (assets for US$ 885.9 billion) are taken over by the FED, at a direct cost of US$ 200 billion, and the US Governement now owns their US$ 5.4 trillion combined debt
15 September 2008: The US's fourth largest investment bank, Lehman Brothers (assets for US$ 966.2 billion) collapses.
At the same time, investment bank Merrill Lynch (assets for US$ 639.4 billion) is bailed out by Bank of America at a cost of US$ 50 billion (unofficially funded by the FED, considering Bank of America did not have funds for such an acquisition)
16 September 2008: The central banks of the US, European Union UK, Japan, Switzerland and Canada set up a US$ 180 billion emergecy currency swap fund
17 September 2008: The largest insurance company in the US and the world, American International Group (AIG) (assets for US$ 1.050 trillion), is nationalized 80% by the FED at a cost of US$ 85 billion.
The decision to salvage this insurance company (a decision that should have been taken by State insurance commissioners, not the FED) lies in the fact that it would have dragged down key banks like Goldman Sachs.
This explains why Goldman's CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein, was the only Wall Street banker invited to participate in the last minute bail-out talks by FED governor Bernard B. Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
Notably, before becoming George W Bush's Treasury Secretary in June 2006, Paulson was CEO of Goldman Sachs, at which time he was replaced by Blankfein.
19 September 2008: Henry Paulson, Bernard Shalom Bernanke and Christopher Cox (chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission — SEC) submitted to Congress an urgent 3-page Bail-out Plan (similar in style to Argentina's 'financial armouring' of December 2000 which paved the way for 2001's total financial meltdown), to the tune of US$ 700 billion which is supposed to stop further banking and financial failures in the US and worldwide.
The urgency of the matter could be read in their panicky faces nut the bill crashed in the House of Rerpesentative which rejected it ob 22-Sept-08.
It has since then grown to a 450-page dossier, now approved by the Senate and being resubmitted to the House.
Adrian Salbuchi
Oh my God!   Society is collapsing
We'll soon by devouring ourselves on the streets like dogs
A crippled one-eyed boy will be king if we don't fix this by next week
Comedy Central
Paulson and Bernanke seek 'superpowers' from Congress, similar to the ones that former economy minister Domingo Cavallo wrenched from Argentina's Congress in 2001, which led to total collapse.
In various declarations, president George W Bush stressed time and again the dire situation of this 'national emergency'.
When asked how the amount of US$ 700 billion was arrived at, Bernanke replied that it represents 5% (!!!) of mortgages that have become non-performing.
Independent analysts, however, reckon that this 5% is insufficient to cover all bail-outs and that we need to look at 10, 15 or 20 percent of non-performing mortgages, which would turn bail-out figures into unfathomable amounts.
Rejection of the bail-out plan on 'Bloody Monday' led to a collapse of the Dow Jones Industrial Index by 778 points (more than 7%) and a 16% fall for financial institutions.
Not surprisingly, in their 21st September edition the London newspaper 'The Daily Telegraph' pointed out that we may be edging towards a US Government default on its entire US$ 13.5 trillion debt.
The two remaining investment banks still considered to be "healthy" — ie}.e., prestigious Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley — decided to voluntarily become commercial banks, and thus accept greater regulatory scrutiny.
This means they will need to very quickly and orderly reduce their loan portfolios which they overly expanded through fractional lending, as described above.
Meanwhile and as a transitory emergency measure, financier Warren Buffet took a US$ 5 billion stake in Goldman Sachs to help it become 'more healthy', a clear indication of just how critical the situation is.
Adrian Salbuchi
Quantitatively, outsourcing abroad simply cannot account for much of the recent weakness in the U.S. labor market
Ben Bernanke
Lecture to Duke University Fuqua School of Business
March 30, 2004
Key Data and Concepts —
22 September 2008: After a strange period of silence regarding its situation as a major bank, CitiGroup finally appeared on the scene helping to engineer two bank bail-outs: Washington Mutual Savings & Loan (the largest thrift in the US with assets for US$ 309.7 billion), and Wachovia Bank (assets for US$ 812.4 billion), although Wachovia is having second thoughts and may strike a deal with Wells Fargo.
September 22nd to 30th: The contagion crosses the Atlantic sending Europe into a crisis with a series of domino-like bank collapses:
Fortis (Franch-Belgium banking and insurance consortium with asssets for US$ 1.533 billion is bailed out by the governments of Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Bradford & Bigley (major UK Savings & Loans association is rescued by the Spanish Santander Group at a cost of $30 billion, assets: $104 billion).
Hypo Real Estate AG (a German bank bailed out by the government at a cost of $50 billion — with assets for $622.2 billion)
Dexia (another Franco-Belgian bank rescued by the respective governments — Price tag, $9.2 billion — assets $913 billion).
Glitnir (a major Islandic bank nationalized 75% by the government at a cost of $900 billion; assets for US$ 48.9 billion).
Clearly, these amounts are truly staggering as in their aggregate they are greater than the United States's Gross Domestic Product, which gives a taste of things to come, considering that rumours of further banks failures on both sides of the Atlantic still continue: UniCredit, a pan-European bank based in Italy, which owns the German HypoVereinsbank and the Bank Austria.
UBS based in Zurich, Switzerland, and National City Corporation, Downey Financial Corporation and Sovereign Bancorp, of the United States All these and more have high risk exposures to 'toxic' mortgage securities, to use the charming term coined by Bernanke from the FED...
Lastly, major press media and international analysts insist that the bill for these bail-outs will fall on 'US Taxpayers' through future tax hikes.
This is clearly only a half-truth.
The full truth is that, as far as the US is concerned, the bulk of these bail-outs will be paid with even more uncontrolled monetary emission by the FED, which will further erode the value of the Dollar.
In short, the cost for this desaster will be paid by companies, governments and individuals who have US-Dollar denominated assets throughout the world, and not just by the 'American Taxpayers'
Adrian Salbuchi
It's been a resilient economy, it's responded well and job creation has proceeded apace
Ben Bernanke
Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors
Press Briefing
August 9, 2005
Plausible Scenarios —
The crisis affecting the global financial system based on parasitic speculation and usury is a terminal crisis.
It can no longer be solved through purely financial and monetary mechanisms and measures.
If US authorities only concentrate on this type of measure, then a truly serious collapse is imminent and unavoidable.
A more pragmatic view of the global and US power structures, however, indicates that the US will not just stand by whilst this occurs, allowing the demise of the US as a global superpower.
The US will not just turn-off the lights, and go home as the Soviet Nomenklatura did in the early nineties.
No sir.
They're gonna put up a hell of fight!!
And that is a problem for all the peoples of the world, as well as for the people of the United States themselves.
In this sense, we envision several scenarios out of which we have singled out three clearly defined scenarios which must no doubt have their respective alternative action plans to address this growing crises:
Plan A (i.e., addressing a relatively low intensity crisis through basically financial measures):
This envisions continuing on-going negotiations between the FED, Treasury Department, Congress, major bankers, European and Asian central bankers seeking further measures to stop further black-holes and bank failures, lobbying for further US$ 700 billion bail-out plans to be wrenched out of Congress and elsewhere.
This will serve to control the crisis in the days and weeks to come by helping banks in trouble, including medium-sized banks anf foreign banks operating in the US (e.g. your HSBC's, Barclays', Deutsche Bank's and others), and most important, the remaining major Mega-banks like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and CitiGroup.
The immediate effect of this will be that there will be drastic and far-reaching crisis management through financial and monetary measures.
At the same time, new rules of the game will be dealt in Wall Street and Washington.
The practical result will be massive transference of wealth away from small investors, pension funds, small stockholders, etc., and into the hands of the usual cabal of bankers, institutional investors, speculators and financial parasites.
Adrian Salbuchi
Our understanding of the best practice in monetary policy evolved during Alan Greenspan's tenure at the Fed, and it will continue to evolve in the future
Ben Bernanke
US President Appoints Dr. Ben Bernanke for Chairman of the US Federal Reserve
The Oval Office, White House
October 24, 2005
Plausible Scenarios —
Plan B (i.e., addressing a medium intensity crisis through financial and monetary measures):
If Congress does not approve the bail-out plan, or significantly limits it, or even if Congress does approves it, it were to prove insufficient in the days and weeks to come with a further spate of major banking and insurance company failures, then the US Government — i.e., the Fed and Treasury Dept. — might very well declare a 'National Economic Emergency' and introduce a totally new currency.
No, not the 'Amero' which is a smoke-screen rumour, but rather something far more straight to the point: a 'New Dollar' which, contrary to the present devalued dollar, would be Gold-backed, however not by just any gold: it will be 9999 proof gold bullion, with some sort of 100% fool-proof security factor — e.g., either an embedded chip or hologram that will transform it into 'Global Reserve Gold', or financially 'sacred' gold — that will have a value maybe ten times higher than normal 'profane' Gold.
[I do not believe this is credible as there is not enough regular gold in the world for this kind of coverage — Kewe]
At the same time, an extended banking holiday will be declared in order to implement the change of currency (just as happened in Argentina several times in recent history, notably when former president Alfonsín introduced the 'Austral' to replace the highly devalued peso).
Transition to the new currency will be at terms highly beneficial for those banks, companies, citizens, allies and other 'preferred allies and friends' of the US who will get One New Dollar for each 'old' dollar.
[I do not believe this is possible as most countries and banks holding significant amounts of dollars are 'preferred allies and friends' — Kewe]
Then, certain powerful holders of dollar-denominated instruments — cash, US Treasury Bills and Bonds, and the like - will be given some preferential treatment based on specific US geopolitical and geoeconomic interests such as, for example, the governments and interests of the European Union, Japan, maybe China, and specific institutions and global corporations who will be able to change their old dollars for New Dollars at acceptable rates of exchange, say 2, 3 or 4 old dollars for every New Dollar.
[Again I do not believe this is possible as most countries and banks holding significant amounts of dollars will have to loose their old dollars to make the bankruptcy work — Kewe]
For the rest of dollar-holders - i.e., vast numbers of private investors in all parts of the world in countries in Latin America, Central Europe, the Muslim World, Africa, etc. — the US Government will simply say that their respective local markets will need to determine how many old dollars will buy a New Dollar, and that this will be governed by the market forces of supply and demand.
We will then see currency traders of all shapes and sizes offering One New Dollar for every 8, 10, or 20 old dollars in the hands of desperate masses of people trying to get rid of those creased green-backed bits of paper of falling value.
The immediate effect of this would be to further spread the socializing of US banking losses into emerging markets and weaker economies outside of the United States (i.e., New Dollar would allow the bankers to selectively export the US currency's inflationary erosion towards specific regions and segments of the world).
[I believe the only way for bankruptcy to work is to declare the old dollar worthless and to create a new dollar for the sole use of citizens within the U.S. and only so many dollars per person within the U.S. defaulting on all of the piled up worthless old dollars held by U.S. millionaires and billionairs.
Ownership of companies will also have to be considered — possible ownership bestowed upon those who work in the companies.
Old Stocks, Shares and Bonds will be dissolved and a new system of stock shares perhaps established, depending upon the will of the people. — Kewe]
Adrian Salbuchi
Deflation: Making Sure "It" Doesn't Happen Here
Ben Bernanke
Remarks by Governor Ben S. Bernanke
National Economists Club, Washington, D.C.
November 21, 2002
Plausible Scenarios —
Plan C (i.e., addressing a high intensity crisis through geopolitical and miitary measures):
If the US authorities cannot resolve the crisis with financial, monetary and economic measures, and increasing internal social violence and political insecurity were to affect the US and its key allies, then the crisis will go into geopolitical and military mode.
If an extended banking holiday is forced upon the Bush administration, freezing banking accounts, deposits, ATM machines (just like the "Corralito" - i.e., the 'baby play pen' - that Argentina suffered starting 1st December 2001 generating unimaginable hardship to our country), this may later lead to trying to resolve the problem on the international geopolitical stage by 'kicking the chessboard'.
This means escalating the overall conflict to political, diplomatic and military planes, fueling a generalized global war which New World Order planners seem to believe will allow them to use vast resources for war, placing the focus away from the on-going financial crisis.
This will lead to imposing strict limitations on all civil liberties in the US and elsewhere, and even suspending the Constitution (We Argentines certainly know a lot about that too!).
'National Security' will be the blanket excuse at a time of grave internal emergency, and will be used to justify unilateral invasions of countries and regions in different parts of the world.
In short, mobilizing the country and its allies in its material resources, whilst the collective psyche is coaxed on the need to 'defend' the country against some elusive 'enemy' (new or old terrorist organization suitably demonized).
One of the results that would be sought would be to re-stabilize the economiy and financial system gearing it on a re-intensified military-industrial complex where the US has an unmatched position — foreign wars are always good to steer attention away from domestic troubles.
The immediate effect of this would very likely consist of a unilateral military attack on Iran with the excuse of destroying its nuclear program, that would probably be triggered by a unilateral Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities once they get a green light from Washington.
This would quickly bring the US into the war with incalculable consequences.
Worse still, we may see a carefully orchestrated False Flag mega-attack (i.e., an attack organized or prompted by the New World Order power structures themselves, designed to put the blame on Iran or Islamic organizations, or whatever, so that it can be used as an excuse for a unilateral attack against Iran, Syria and elsewhere).
Such a False-Flag attack might take place on American soil or against US interests anywhere in the world, or those of key US allies, and would make 9/11 look like a mere bonfire in comparison.
The New World Order media would ensure that global public opinion believe that Iran in particular, and the Muslim world as a whole, are responsible for such an attack and thus justify a whole series of 'counter-attacks', invasions and wars.
No doubt, Russia would also become involved recking havoc throughout Central Europe thus weakening the European Union.
A generalized war in the Middle East would be sufficient excuse to pass legislation to free up oil reserves in Alaska, justify invading Venezuela's oil fiels, militarize the South Atlantic continental platform in the Brazilian and Argentine maritime regions where gigantic oil reserves lie untapped and where the US Navy's IVth Fleet is already roaming, amongst many other things.
China, India and Pakistan will no doubt have important roles to play and if tactical nuclear artefacts are used, then this would turn into a veritable nuclear world war which no one knows how it will continue and end.
[All of this might have worked if...
...the U.S. had not invaded Iraq, NATO Afghanistan
Doing so has shown the naked aggression of the West and so has caused a significant change in Russian foreign policy.
While China would likely go along with partitioning up the world, because the China elite are in bed with the U.S. elite, Russia has to be considered.
At a certain point for the global illuminati elites to succeed it has to be total nuclear war, or nothing.
The U.S. military may not wish this, those who will command the pressing of the buttons.
China may not wish to go along with total annihilation and the end of humans on the planet.
Russia may not wish to go along with total annihilation and the end of humans on the planet but with missiles heading their way they will respond.
— Kewe]
[Continuing with Adrian Salbuchi]
This summary merely sets out some information, patterns and conclusions which help stress the extremely grave times all Mankind is presently living under.
Its result will deeply affect the whole world.
We offer these ideas as a sort of initial exercise in Global Risk Management, hoping that it will serve as a starting point to promote better and greater strategic planning exercises amongst public and private organizations in Argentina and elsewhere.
Even though Argentina's very mediocre ruling class — both in Government and in the so-called 'Opposition' — hardly understand nor fathom the true significance of what is taking place in the world, the truth is that this crisis opens incredilble new vistas for Argentina and our region.
We would have the opportunity of making an unprecedented Quantum Leap
However in order to take advantage of these opportunities, we need to fully comprehend how the New World Order power structures actually work, in what refers to their political, economic, financial and monetary dynamics, objetives and methods.
[Ditto for everyone on the planet — Kewe]
We strive that Argentine public opinion should begin to understand all of this as quickly as possible; hence the urgency of the matter.
Either way, the days and weeks to come will be very transcendental for all Mankind.
Let us all be very alert....
Adrian Salbuchi
“Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.”
This loathsome and unjust Global Power System was designed and implemented over the past seven decades by the geopolitical and geoeconomic strategic planners serving the New World Order power structures:
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR, founded in New York in 1919)
The Trilateral Commission (founded in 1973)
The Bilderberg Conference (formed in Holland in 1954)
The Cato Institute   [Founded in 1977 by Edward Crane and Charles Koch, the billionaire co-owner of Koch Industries, the largest privately held oil company in the U.S.]
American Enterprise Institute (AEI)   [Founded in 1943 — stated mission to defend the principles and improve the institutions of American freedom and democratic capitalism]
The notorious Neo-con Project for a New American Century (PNAC)   [Co-founded in 1997 as a non-profit educational organization by William Kristol and Robert Kagan]
Adrian Salbuchi
"One bank to rule them
One bank to bind them..."
"In 2003, during the height of the predatory lending crisis, the OCC invoked a clause from the 1863 National Bank Act to issue formal opinions preempting all state predatory lending laws, thereby rendering them inoperative.
The OCC also promulgated new rules that prevented states from enforcing any of their own consumer protection laws against national banks.
The federal government's actions were so egregious and so unprecedented that all 50 state attorneys general, and all 50 state banking superintendents, actively fought the new rules.
But the unanimous opposition of the 50 states did not deter, or even slow, the Bush administration in its goal of protecting the banks.
In fact, when my office opened an investigation of possible discrimination in mortgage lending by a number of banks, the OCC filed a federal lawsuit to stop the investigation."
Eliot Spitzer
Why did the Bush administration do this?
The only possible answer is that it had every intention of producing the housing bubble, one that had the effect of not only inflating the cost of homes and real estate but also pumping billions of dollars of borrowed cash into the economy through mortgage and home equity loans.
The bubble enriched huge numbers of executives, managers, and shareholders throughout the financial and real estate industries, and provided jobs to millions of people.
The bubble also brought back foreign capital to U.S. markets that had been scared away by the dot.com bust of 2000-2001.
Everyone seemed to benefit, but it was those at the top who skimmed the greatest profits.
And for an economy that had already given away millions of its best manufacturing jobs through NAFTA, Most-Favored-Nation trading policies with China, World Trade Organization agreements, etc., the bubble acted as a kind of substitute economic engine.
It also resulted in tax revenues that allowed the Bush administration to implement its 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for the rich and provide funding for the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Of course these tax revenues were not enough, as the national debt soared to over $9 trillion during the Bush years as well.
What happens next?
Well, it is already happening. In the post-bubble era there will be no more economic engines for the American economy.
A long term recession and depression are inevitable, and they are expected by those in the know.
People can’t get loans not because the credit markets are stalled but because they have no savings for down payments and can’t afford to repay what they wish to borrow.
If they could repay their loans, plenty of credit would be available.
But there is no money — and no savings — within the economy for it to get moving again.
The only possible source is more federal borrowing to prime the pump Keynesian-style.
That is what the politicians claim the bailout will do.
But it won’t.
Click here for Richard C. Cook article: "Grand Larceny" on a Monumental Scale
The people in the financial institutions who are getting the money will be passing it on to the big banks that leveraged their criminal lending practices.
The giant sucking sound you hear is almost a trillion dollars of future taxpayer earnings going into the vaults of the nations’s biggest banks, such as Citibank, Bank of America, and — the pet bank of the Rockefeller family — J.P. Morgan Chase.
"One bank to rule them
One bank to bind them..."
They Just Don’t Get It — What then should be done?
Here I would like to turn to a proposal by a man I have met and respect.
His name is Darrell Castle, and he is the 2008 candidate for vice-president of the Constitution Party.
Castle has spent the last year traveling around the country meeting people on Main Street and listening to what they have to say.
This is what Castle proposes in the Constitution Party's latest newsletter:
“The Federal Reserve Banks should be seized by Congress under Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution.
The FED banks could survive as clearinghouse banks, but the Federal Reserve that has robbed the American people for 100 years would cease to exist.
The debt owed by the American people to the FED banks would be discharged in bankruptcy.
Congress would take monetary policy from the FED and would simply stand in place of the FED through a monetary board.
The FED credit computers would be transferred to Congress who would issue new credit (money), because under our present system 97% of all money originates as credit.
This new credit would keep the system going and prevent collapse.
It could all be done without interest and without debt.
The backs of the international banking cartel would be broken forever, and the American people through their elected representatives would control monetary policy; i.e. money in circulation, interest rates, and credit availability.”
Pearlstein, Bush, Paulson, Pelosi, et.al., along with Obama and McCain, should also read the U.S. Constitution.
Then they would see that the problem stems from the fact that in 1913 Congress privatized our money supply by turning it over to the private banks that own the Federal Reserve System.
This is also why we have lived under the mass delusion that a healthy financial sector leads to a healthy producing economy.
Click here for Richard C. Cook article
How Long Before the Dominos Begin to Tumble?
Les Visible
September 22, 2008
End of the World

Image: Hatch
Image: HATCH
Can anyone doubt that the time is at hand!
It’s funny how everything from Biblical prophecy to the Mayan Calendar; everything from sources channeling The Cassiopeans to those channeling The Pleiadians; everything from rational atheists to practicing metaphysicians all say some day is just about now.
Economists (who aren’t lying sacks of shit) say so.
The same liars go on from one day to the next cosmeticizing this hyena culture while they loot the till.
Worst gangs of organized psychopaths that we have ever seen
Who’s to blame?
Well... there are several culprits:
The deregulation junkies whose sole purpose is to allow corporations to rip off the public under the banner of free enterprise.
The ‘greed is good’ crowd — all of the Ayn Rand, “Me first, you later... maybe” contingent.
The black wash of materialism across the globe, the ‘gospel of wealth’
Religious hypocrites who like to paint sugar water under the eyes of starving black children for their photo-op moments holding these kids on their laps (in their spanking new Banana Republic Safari outfits) in the hope of squeezing money out of the ordinary Nimrods who put their faith in these jerks and who contribute to hunger porn.
The generally bone dead stupid — ‘go along to get along’ public.
And sundry reptiles
And certainly the Zionist controlled media
And certainly the Zionists themselves who are one of the worst gangs of organized psychopaths that we have ever seen.
Will the solutions offered by Secretary Paulson heal the bleeding?
Will Secretary Paulson, who is criminally complicit in the very crimes that brought this about, ride in on his lame horse with his paunchy frame suited up in his Lone Ranger outfit save America from default?
No... He won’t.
What are these conscienceless swine also up to?
They’re working out the final plans for the next Mossad/C.I.A. false flag attack as they step by step frog march from Yemen to the Islamabad Marriot and on to the big one by stages and degrees.
These vampire pigs are tacking into the wind in their last desperate efforts to screw everything up while they lay hold of all the devalued properties and assets that are now in fire sale mode because of conditions they set into play for just that reason.
And they are going to get a spanking the like of which has not been seen in a long time but I can’t talk about that here.
Just mosey on over to Visible Origami in the next few days for the Central Command posting.
Let a pack of vicious weasels rape and pillage at will
It’s amazing isn’t it?
You take off the controls and let a pack of vicious weasels rape and pillage at will, get their asses into trouble and then... then ‘we the people’ bail them out at our expense because it’s for the greater good of all.
The public whippings and humiliations so well deserved by these blood-stained clowns is nowhere in evidence.
Tune in next week to hear what heroes they all are.
Senator (I can’t remember my name)
Meanwhile, Senator (I can’t remember my name) McCain is giving one of the best impressions of a Tom Fool idiot that I have ever seen.
He thinks nothing of embarrassing himself day after day.
Sooner or later the air in his head is just going to give up and it will hang down on his chest like a flaccid prophylactic that got blown up at a neighborhood sex toy party....
Tupperware just doesn’t have the same attraction anymore in mainline America.
Obama’s team is playing it cool.
All they have to do is just let McCain self-destruct.
And very shortly a lot of Palin’s dirty laundry is going to be hanging out on the international clothesline.
However, Obama has kneeled before the Zionists and offered them his hindquarters so we’ll have to see if he can snatch himself upright should the reins of power fall to him.
One thing America must do is cut Israel loose.
It is a menace and an abomination and a lot of America’s present difficulties can be traced there, one way or the other.
Who would have ever thought that Russia would be the good guys?
Major, strategic kudos to them for finessing the balance of powers game and embracing everyone who doesn’t like the neo-con, mad dog ballerina act — and that’s a whole lot of nations around the world.
You think things are bad now?
You have to realize that quite some numbers of the players are clinically insane.
They don’t know the meaning of reason or fair play.
They want to own the world and enslave the world’s population.
That’s a simple conclusion that can be arrived at with little difficulty.
It’s a funny thing about the arrogance of power.
It robs you of your good sense and leaves you exposed and vulnerable to all sorts of things you didn’t expect.
Don’t stand up and call for their heads — that bravery is beyond you
I’ve said it before and I will say it again — the worst thing about this is the millions of people who bought into the lie and who are going to be sucked down with the ship.
Ignorance is bliss only when the consequences have not yet arrived on the scene.
You go right on trusting the fools who got you into this mess.
Don’t stand up and call for their heads.
That bravery is beyond you and it’s probably because the loss of bravery is directly connected to the loss of integrity.
It’s all the little corruptions that make the big corruptions possible.
It’s the way the prevailing philosophy trickles down into the lives of the people that accounts for the fatal blindness that you now endure.
It’s probably always been on the way because it is human nature to take the easy road as if there ever were an easy road.
Fiat currency game
This present debacle can be traced back to the reinstitution of the Federal Reserve and the country’s money masters and to the fiat currency game.
These snakes have all got their bolt holes.
They’ve got their bunkers and the gold and they’re just going to be safe and tidy and warm when the cold wind of destiny sweeps around the world.
Not this time though.
This time is going to be different I do believe but we shall see.
When you have good laws that serve the public interest you can count on stability and security.
When those laws can be altered at the whim of those who can employ profit-junkie lawyers to manipulate the landscape of justice for the benefit of the few then you really don’t have any good laws left.
The highest court of the land is a pack of whores
They ably demonstrated that in 2000 when they changed the definition of justice in a permanent way.
When one of the chief justices can freely associate with one of the chief architects of these crimes against the people then you’ve got what you got today.
You got nothing.
Your pensions are evaporating.
Your health care is a joke.
Your streets are filled with a generation of vipers so self absorbed that all they can hear any more is coming out of their ipods.
Judgment is coming folks and I don’t think it matters where you think that judgment is coming from.
From some divine agency or just the consequence of stupid, self interest where the numbers do what numbers do.
No matter what you may believe or not believe you surely know that there is balance in the world and when it goes missing it will adjust itself no matter where you are standing and without a thought for you.
I can’t within the medium of words, adequately convey what I am trying to say but that doesn’t matter either.
Nothing I or anyone says is going to have any effect on what is in front of you.
You have better wake up.
Something New
© 2008 Les Visible
"One bank to rule them all;
One bank to bind them..."
Section 8 of the proposed legislation says it all:
"Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency."
Paulson rose to power in a stealthily-executed Banksters’ Coup in which he, and his coterie of dodgy friends, declared martial law on the US economy
Congress is infinitely grateful for its purely ceremonial role, the equivalent of Caligula's horse
The banksters own this country, always have; only now they've decided to strip
away the curtain and reveal the ghoulish visage of the puppet-master
It ain't pretty
Complete article by Mike Whitney
Too big to fail?   We'll see
“...The capital we thought was there is gone.   A lot of it was actually translated over the years into Hamptons villas, Gulfstream jets, and other playthings that will now go up on Ebay or some equivalent as we turn into Yard Sale Nation in a general liquidation of remaining assets.... Everything is for sale and nobody has any money.”
— James H. Kunstler, 9/15/08
Richard Rhames
Friday, September 17, 2008
A bail-out to nowhere
The tremors come faster now. Candidate McCain mimics Herbert Hoover asserting that the economic “fundamentals” are sound, even as Wall Street asset Hank Paulson announces the latest lofting of US Treasury life preservers.
The fiscal flotation devices will allow Hank’s cohorts a “soft landing” in more comfortable climes than await the majority here in America the Deflating.
Even the corporate media, reflexively dedicated to promoting “consumer confidence” and keeping the gullible in their seats long enough for the swag-toting executive larcenists to make for the exits, murmur about a new 1929.
As if stock market mattered to ordinary people
With the usual misdirection, the press reports plummeting Wall Street stock prices as if they mattered to ordinary people.
In fact, as economist Dean Baker has repeatedly pointed out
“[T]he stock market is not a good barometer of the economy’s health.
“It can be driven up as a result of a redistribution from wages to profits, or simply as a result of irrational exuberance.
“Neither is good for the economy as a whole, although anything that pushes up stock prices is obviously good news for the small minority of people who own substantial amounts of stock.”
Real wages stagnant for 34 years
Meanwhile, Baker’s colleague at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Mark Weisbrot informed Miami Herald (9/1/08) readers that real — inflation adjusted — wages have been virtually stagnant for 34 years.
Since 1973, as the stock market climbed, “productivity — the amount that workers produce per hour — increased quite substantially...”
But, while this “ ‘useable productivity’ — the increased production that we can expect to be reflected in rising wages —” rose 48 percent from 1973 to 2007, paychecks didn’t.
Only well-connected at top benefited
The “economy” grew but only the well-connected at the top benefited.
Wall Street exulted in the new profits extracted from the under-compensated toil of the same working people who were now repeatedly urged to cheer the increasing fortunes of their masters.
As the downscale waged workers fell behind, they were offered EZ credit, first through deregulated credit card loan sharkery, and then, as the real estate bubble was ruthlessly inflated, through the infamous “home equity extraction” gambit and/or serial “house flipping.”
Deferred wages converted into crap-shoot schemes
Their “defined benefit” pension plans — deferred wages — were converted into crap-shoot “defined contribution” schemes and Enronized.
Most people’s “wealth” is represented by their house and maybe their car.
People were encouraged to feel (and act) richer as the housing bubble and its heady irrational exuberance seemed to boost house values by $8 trillion nationwide.
But now the music has stopped, the chickens flutter home to roost, and the piper shrieks for payment.
As massive asset deflation continues, housing prices return to their long-term historic levels, and on average Baker notes, that vanishing $8 trillion in illusory “housing bubble wealth” translates into a $110,000 hit per homeowner.
These hapless folks, “will see much of the equity in their home disappear.”
Using house as an ATM machine
Since so many Americans essentially re-mortgaged themselves in bubble time — using their house as an ATM machine through an equity withdrawal — and continued to consume at a level their stagnant or declining wages no longer allowed, this implacable (and unfinished) deflationary swoon spells real pain.
Yet the media / political focus is on the Wall Street Weak and Dr. Hank’s hundred billion dollar injections.
Pundits and “analysts” worry aloud about the fate of a rumored “free market economy” — a construct that exists only in the misty realm of unicorns, Easter bunnies, tooth fairies, “honest Republicans”, and “good corporate citizens.”
Government securing outlandish private profits of society’s greediest people
Sadly and unsurprisingly the story is an old an familiar one: Government socializing costs and risk while securing the outlandish private profits of society’s greediest people.
There’s nothing new here.
The more interesting question is whether we are at a point in our rather lamentable and bloody history when the usual tricks may no longer work.
In a country that no longer manufactures much except weapons of war, or cultural weapons of mass distraction, kept afloat mainly by massive infusions of foreign capital, with a domestic/domesticated population famously dependent on “credit” and buried in personal debt, are we approaching the End of Something?
Great Depression U.S. still had —
As James H. Kunstler has reminded us lately, in that last great greed-induced deflationary spiral, called the Great Depression, the US had not yet squandered its vast oil and gas reserves, its productive industrial base, demeaned and vanquished its proud and self-conscious working class, depopulated its agricultural landscape, emptied and beggared its great cities.
And outside of a few genocidal romps against the American Indian and the “pockmarked Khadiak ladrone” Filipinos, the population had not perhaps yet acquired the taste for blood, booty, and blitzkrieg that now so exemplifies The American Way.
“The Great Depression of the thirties never came to an end,” wrote John Kenneth Galbraith (American Capitalism, 1952).
“It merely disappeared in the great [W.W.II] mobilization of the forties.”
And — by the 1950s —in an effort to prevent another Depression, “the permanent war economy was born.”
For decades, a not-yet bankrupt America found the money for easy living, suburban sprawling, and endless war: Guns and butter.
But now the butter may have to be put aside.
Our foreign creditors grow weary of enabling our haughty bloodlust.
European Union with its prosperous cities
The European Union, with its prosperous cities, assertive worker culture, and strengthening currency has surpassed the US in economic size and power — not to mention standard-of-living.
Presidential candidates flatter a distracted public that the US is “the hope of the world — the shining city on the hill.”
But like much of their hucksterism, it’s a comforting lie.
That hour (if ever it existed) has passed.
Something less congenial this way comes.
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The problems cannot be resolved by shifting the debts of the banks onto the taxpayer.
That's an illusion.
By adding another $1 or $2 trillion dollars to the National Debt, Paulson is just ensuring that interest rates will go up, real estate will crash, unemployment will soar, and foreign central banks will abandon the dollar.
In truth, there is no fix for a deleveraging market anymore than there is a fix for gravity.
The belief that massive debts and insolvency can be erased by increasing liquidity just shows a fundamental misunderstanding of economics.
That's why Henry Paulson is the worst possible person to be orchestrating the so called rescue project.
Paulson comes from a business culture which rewards deception, personal acquisitiveness, and extreme risk-taking.
...No one has any idea of the magnitude of the deleveraging ahead or the size of the debts that will have to be written down.
That's because 30 years of deregulation has allowed a parallel financial system to arise in which over $500 trillion dollars in derivatives are traded without any government supervision or accounting.
Mike Whitney
The entire system is deleveraging with the ferocity of a Force-5 gale touching down in the Gulf
and yet Henry Paulson has decided that the prudent thing to do
is build levees around the system with paper dollars
The Paulson strategy is to create another ocean of red ink while refusing
to face the underlying problem head-on
The malfunctioning of the markets and the freeze-over in the banking system
are the outcome of a massive credit unwind instigated by trillions of dollars of
low interest credit from the Federal Reserve which was magnified many times over
via complex derivatives contracts and extreme leveraging by speculative investment bankers.
This has generated the biggest equity bubble in history
click here for complete article
$6.84 trillion total U.S. bank deposits of fiat U.S. reserve bank currency
$2.60 trillion of that is uninsured
$53 billion FDIC insurance to cover insured deposits
$273.7 billion fiat U.S. reserve bank currency cash on hand at U.S. banks
September 18, 2008
US recognised public debt close to 10 trillion
Actual debt — US already completely bankrupt
How it went wrong
US Senate approves nine point 8 trillion debt limit

Congress raises limit again as U.S. debt nears $10 trillion/

For the fifth time since 2001, Congress is raising the debt limit, increasing it by $850 billion to $9.815 trillion.

The Senate approved the plan on a 53-42 vote Thursday night. The House of Representatives has already signed off on the plan, without a direct vote.

That’s $9,815,000,000,000.00.

According to the folks who follow this stuff closely, the national debt has been rising by an average of $1.36 billion per day since September of last year.

And each citizen now has a share of nearly $30,000.
Daniel Castillo — German Economy in the 1920s
There were several characteristics which Germany possessed after the First World War which made them vulnerable to being manipulated by someone like Adolf Hitler
As in most nations, the economic factors of the time play a significant role in determining how a society will behave....
1923 German Waitline

Lines would build up filled with people who wanted to buy the few items left in stores 

Photo: www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/marcuse/classes/33d/projects/1920s/CastilloAuthors.htm
Lines would build up filled with people who wanted to buy the few items left in stores
Something extraordinary is going on with these government bailouts...
... Treasury bills are the I.O.U.s of the federal government
We the taxpayers are on the hook for the Fed’s "enhanced liquidity facilities," meaning the loans it has been making to everyone in sight, bank or non-bank, exercising obscure provisions in the Federal Reserve Act that may or may not say they can do it.
Ellen Brown
And there’s the catch:
What if the hedge fund doesn’t have the $100 million?
The fund’s corporate shell or limited partnership is put into bankruptcy
but both parties are claiming the derivative as an asset on their books
which they now have to write down
It is also why the banking system cannot let a major derivatives player go down
and it is the banking system that calls the shots
the Federal Reserve is literally owned by a conglomerate of banks
It's the Derivatives, Stupid!
click here for derivatives — the Best Game in Town
Thursday, 18 September 2008
Northern Rock expands state debt
Northern Rock branch

Rescuing the bank has seen the national debt balloon
Rescuing the bank has seen the national debt balloon
The government rescue of Northern Rock bank last year has pushed up the level of the national debt.
In August, net government debt stood at £633bn which was 43.3% of the nation's economic output, known as GDP.
A year ago, the level of state debt stood at £507bn, or just 36.4% of economic output.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said most of this was due to the cost of buying Northern Rock and taking on its liabilities.
The near-insolvent Northern Rock was formally nationalised in February.
However, the ONS has now revised its monthly state borrowing figures back to October 2007, to include the effect of the bank's bail-out in the national debt.
That was when the Rock was first included in public finances as a result of the rescue operation mounted that summer and autumn by the Bank of England and the Treasury.
By the end of June this year, the government had loaned directly the Northern Rock £21bn.
However, the liabilities taken on through the Rock's takeover have boosted the national debt by much more — pushing it up by £92bn last October.
The Bank of England's extra financing to the banking system because of the credit crunch, known as the Special Liquidity Scheme, may also be included in public finances as well.
However the ONS said it had not yet come to a decision on how to do this.
Record borrowing
In August alone, net borrowing by the government rose by a record monthly sum of £10.4bn as it sought to finance its own spending.
The figure was higher than expected because weak growth in tax revenues, due to the economic slowdown, had not kept pace with increased public spending.
Earlier this year the chancellor Alistair Darling predicted that he would have to borrow an extra £43bn this year.
But so far, in the first five months of the financial year he has already borrowed £28.2bn, suggesting he may well exceed his target.
"If recent trends are sustained, borrowing would reach £64bn for the year as a whole — almost 50% higher than the government’s £43bn target and well above the record deficit of £51bn in 1993," said Andrew Goodwin of the Ernst & Young ITEM Club.
"And with the economic outlook likely to worsen over the coming months there is a good chance that the outturn could be even worse," he added.
Status Report on the Collapse of the U.S. Economy
by Richard C. Cook
Global Research, July 16, 2008
With the economic news of the week of July 14—the continuing crisis among mortgage lenders, the onset of bank failures, the announced downsizing of General Motors, the slide of the Dow-Jones below 11,000 — we are seeing the ongoing collapse of the U.S. economy.
Even the super-rich are becoming nervous as cries for an emergency suspension of short selling ring out.
Crushed by overall debt burden
What is really taking place, however, is that the producing economy of working men and women is being crushed by the overall debt burden on households, businesses, and governments that could reach $70 trillion by 2010.
Financial system bankrupt
The financial system, including mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is bankrupt, as the debts it is based on cannot be repaid.
This is because the producing economy of people who work for a living simply can no longer generate enough purchasing power for people either to pay their debts or allow them to purchase what is being sold in the marketplace.
In turn it is the debt burden and the loss of societal purchasing power that are crashing the stock market.
Destroying producing economy
Thus the collapse of the financial economy has started to destroy the producing economy as well.
It’s a “perfect storm,” the result of a 200-year-old financial system where money is largely created by bank lending and where since 1980 our industry and jobs have been increasingly outsourced abroad to cheap labor markets.
Thus domestic incomes have stagnated while the nation’s GDP has not been able to keep up with the exponential growth of debt.
Jobs taken away, pensions eroded, homes foreclosed
While the mainstream media are blind, deaf, and dumb as to the causes, the victims within the middle and working classes are seeing their livelihoods ruined, jobs taken away, pensions eroded, homes foreclosed on, and are being saddled with ever-increasing debt and forced to work under more and more stress due to rising burdens of taxation, gas and food price inflation, and bureaucratic rules and regulations.
The only places a more-or-less normal life may still be possible will be the wealthiest imperial centers like Washington, New York, Houston, Chicago, or San Francisco.
Creating more debt to shore up failing financial institutions
All that the current bailouts being engineered by the Federal Reserve are doing is to create more debt to shore up failing financial institutions.   No new wealth is being created.
It’s band-aids on band-aids.
The problem politically is that control of the U.S. long ago was turned over to the bankers and the financiers of the Western world.
It was called financial “deregulation,” accelerated under President Ronald Reagan, and has run amok since then.
From a longer historical view, it’s the same phenomenon that first created and then ruined the British Empire , and it’s what created and is now ruining the American Empire today.
Side-effect of control by bankers and financiers is that they are also Zionists
A side-effect of control by the bankers and financiers is that they are also Zionists, so we have the added multi-trillion dollar burden of trying to conquer the Middle East on behalf of the international oil interests and the state of Israel.
The situation has deteriorated sharply since the 1970s as U.S. affairs have been managed on behalf of the financial interests by what you might call the “Three Amigos” — Henry Kissinger, Paul Volcker, and Alan Greenspan.
Kissinger, while Nixon’s secretary of state, made the U.S. dependent on the Middle East for oil, lavished billions on Israel ’s war machine, and created the petrodollar to support our trade and fiscal deficits.
Volcker, while chairman of the Federal Reserve, crashed the U.S. producing economy in the recession of 1979-1983, leading to the rise of the “service economy.”
Greenspan presided over bubble economy created through massive official fraud
Greenspan, during his own Federal Reserve chairmanship, presided over the bubble economy which was created through massive official fraud in home mortgage lending and is now sinking like the Titanic.
The politicians have enabled these financial crimes.
Above all it’s been the Bush family
Above all it’s been the Bush family which has served as a political Trojan Horse for the financiers for three generations, with affairs having become much worse since George H.W. Bush invaded Iraq for the first time in 1991.
The enablers have included a majority of the members of the U.S. Congress.
(See the conclusion of Patrick Buchanan’s new book, Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War for an account of how the U.S. since the Bush I presidency has replicated the catastrophic errors of failed British imperialism.)
The American people are not entirely innocent.
Financier-owned media
We have been so lulled to sleep by the financier-owned media that we have allowed these disasters to take place and are now reaping the consequences.
We have been the fodder for their wars and the signers of their loans.
We have tried to carve out our own piece of the pie which is now crumbling.
What is taking place is not just the collapse of the U.S., but more than likely the final crash of Western civilization, since we are the last of the world empires to go down the drain.
World War I saw the end of the German, Austro-Hungarian, Russian, and Ottoman empires.
World War II saw the disappearance of the French, British, Japanese, and Italian empires, along with Nazi Germany.
The Soviet empire collapsed in 1991.
The American is next.
The danger is that we may lash out and start a nuclear World War III out of frustration and to appease the elitists of the world who see war and famine as their pathway to world control.
Such a war would also mean a military takeover domestically to manage the pathetically weak nation that we are becoming.
Bankers and financiers do not care if nations and empires destroy themselves because they are internationalists
The bankers and financiers do not care if nations and empires destroy themselves and each other, because they are internationalists.
In fact, the more war and mass starvation there is the better off they feel.
All they need is a base from which to operate.
London has been their main base of operations since the Bank of England was founded in 1694, though they have a strong presence in other nations.  
Elitism in the form of Freemasonry
They have been especially influential in northwest Europe, where elitism in the form of Freemasonry endeavored since the time of the French Revolution to destroy the authority of the Catholic Church.
In fact, World War I was a project of the Freemasons in dismembering Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, both largely Catholic.
This destruction allowed the masters of usury to flourish within the atheistic and materialistic culture that Freemasonry fostered across Europe.  
World War I also resulted in the virus of Communism, largely egged on by the internationalists and Freemasons, though it had such a tragic impact on Russia and Central Europe before spreading to China and East Asia.
It is theoretically possible that the US as a nation could still save itself through an internal revolution, while playing a much reduced role in the world.
After all, England , France , and Italy still exist as shadows of their past greatness.
Try to survive
But, realistically, all ordinary people can do today is try to survive, perhaps by working with friends and neighbors in planting food and living within the underground economy.
At least people might not then have to starve to death, because hard as it is to believe that “it could happen here,” widespread famine in the U.S. seems a real possibility over the next several years.
Nations take such risks when they allow capitalist agribusiness to destroy local agriculture.
On a national level, it is likely that as a response to the economic crisis some attempt will be made by desperate politicians to try to replicate the New Deal, but to do this effectively would require political control by a nationalistic reform party.
Even then, additional reform measures such as control of credit as a public utility, a basic income guarantee, and a national dividend would be needed for real economic security to replace the current madness that could soon make the U.S. a relic of history.
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Bankruptcy points to total collapse of capitalism.

Photo: AP
Most Americans, including the presidential candidates and the media, are unaware that the US government today, now at this minute, is unable to finance its day-to-day operations and must rely on foreigners to purchase its bonds.
The government pays the interest to foreigners by selling more bonds, and when the bonds come due, the government redeems the bonds by selling new bonds.
The day the foreigners do not buy is the day the American people and their government are brought to reality.
Paul Craig Roberts
When airlines were regulated, they could afford standby equipment, and cancelled flights were rare
Deregulating the airlines destroyed famous American brand names such as Pan Am
shrank the number of companies, and caused a decline in service
Goods and services for American markets that US corporations outsource offshore return as imports
which widen the US trade deficit
All that's left is finance, and it is crumbling before our eyes
HBOS sale

Lloyds TSB, one of the UK's biggest high street banks, has done a takeover of HBOS.

Together they would have well over a quarter of the UK mortgage market and a large slice of the personal and business banking markets. 

Photo: BBC/Getty images
The rich are playing and you are paying
Rich elite setting up derivatives on India Stock Exchange
Cannot get enough of the poison that is causing the rise in food commodity prices and oil prices
The reason your food bill
is going up
The reason your house mortgage is going up
The reason the price of your home is going down
The reason your gas — petrol — oil has gone up
The reason all bills are going up
The reason the price of everything you touch is going up!
It's the rich elite playing the derivative market
The rich are playing and you are paying
The international elite cartel running the US government will not make the rich pay for their play
The international elite cartel running Europe will not make the rich pay for their play
The international elite cartel who control everything
They are the one's doing the playing
Watch out India!
That middle class you think is being created
Just like in the US!
Just like in the UK!
Going!   Going!   Going!   Gone!
Canada, US, Western rogue governments — War crimes continue
Child killed by Western rogue governments, by Canada, US, UK, Western European nations that have troops in Afghanistan propping up a US imposed puppet government

Photo: www.uruknet.info
Child killed by Western rogue governments
by Canada
by all Western European nations that have troops in Afghanistan propping up a US imposed puppet government
    informazione dall'iraq occupato
information from occupied iraq
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Afghanistan hit by record number of bombs
Bruce Rolfsen, Air Force Times
July 19, 2008
Air Force and allied warplanes are dropping a record number of bombs on Afghanistan targets.
For the first half of 2008, aircraft dropped 1,853 bombs — more than they released during all of 2006 and more than half of 2007’s total — 3,572 bombs.
Almost a million dead
4 million displaced, scattered into other countries
Untold injured
Horror of US UK invasion continuing
Sadriya market, Baghdad, Iraq.

Unknown if any of the explosions were paid and setup by US government and British government special black budget secret cell operations.

Photo: BBC/AFP
Sadriya market, Baghdad, Iraq.
Unknown if any of the explosions were paid and setup by US government and British government special black budget secret cell operations.
The aim of TheWE.cc is to make us all aware that the most murderous violence and terror by far, committed by anyone, is done by The West
Violence and terror is the footprint and modus operandi of Western Government and the shadow power that operates from behind these 'elected officials'
This film helps us to focus on that reality
Indonesia's 9/11 — Exposing US government operations in the Bali Bombing
Questioning War, Organizing Resistance
- Carol Brouillet
Glen Clancy, from Victoria, Australia, created "Fool Me Twice" described as 'A documentary about the Australian government's lies about the East Timor massacres, the cover-up of the Bali Bombings and subsequent anti-terror laws.'
The 25 year old, Clancy is Australia's Dylan Avery (of Loose Change fame).
The work was originally created to be viewed online, but Clancy is working on improving the resolution for larger screen and theatrical viewing.
Glen wrote on December 4, 2008
To all,
After discovering 911 was an inside job, through such movies as Loose Change, Terrorstorm and Zeitgeist, I decided to investigate the Bali bombings. The evidence was overwhelming. There had been a cover-up.
As shocking as the truth may be, please keep an open mind while viewing this documentary. FOOL ME TWICE is 100% sourced. Please see reference list below. I tried to produce a documentary as true to the genre as possible, limiting opinion and simply documenting the facts.
I believe that 911 Truth is one of the most important movements of our time and exposing the cover-up of the 2002 Bali bombings can help destroy the "911/War on terror/Al-CIAda" myth.
Please help spread this information.
Kind regards,
To listen to the March 10, 2008 interview of Glen Clancy by Carol Brouillet broadcast on:
We The People Radio Network
— Right Click Here (Save Target As, Link As, File) MP3 1 hour
Firefighters for 9/11 Truth
Erik Lawyer:
I, like most Americans, remember exactly where I was when I saw the attacks and had the overwhelming urge to take action.
I was shocked, outraged, scared and confused.
I called my Battalion Chief and asked if Seattle would be sending any teams to help.
I was a member of the MMST, and figured we would be needed and I wanted to know where to report.
Due to the nature of the incident we were not called up, and instead USAR teams, including Seattle's, were sent.
I first visited Ground Zero in October of 2001 with several firefighters from Seattle.
We went to pay our respect and show support.
We raised money for our brother firehouses and attended the funerals of our fallen Brothers.
I was deeply moved and humbled by the community support, the sheer enormity of the tragedy along with the courage and compassion of the FDNY "Brotherhood."
I vividly remember the anger, the intense desire for vengeance,the feelings of helplessness
Even though I listened to their stories for days, I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and tragedy they suffered on that day and the years to come.
I vividly remember the anger I felt, the intense desire for vengeance, and the feelings of helplessness.
I was relieved when the government identified the terrorists and satisfied that we were going to have a swift deliverance of "justice."
I've been a conservative my entire life; a registered Republican since I could vote.
I am a self proclaimed Patriot with George Washington as one of my all time heroes.
So when conspiracy theories quickly surfaced, and "Liberals" cried foul on the erosion of civil liberties, I chalked it up to their political beliefs and bitterness towards the Republican President.
I read many debunking articles — including Popular Mechanics — and watched many debunking videos including, Farenhype 9/11.
I was convinced that these "Liberals" were misinformed and were grasping at straws to discredit the "official" story.
Don't confuse me with the facts, I have my mind made up!
Like most people with strong opinions, instead of looking at all the facts, I was specifically looking for anything that supported my own beliefs.
As soon as I discovered any inaccuracy in a conspiracy claim, I wrote it off.
My father, a big city cop and Korean War veteran, loved to say, "don't confuse me with the facts, I have my mind made up!"
Well, I had my mind made up.
I told conspiracy theorists like my own Truck Officer, Lt. Earl Emerson, that they were insane if they thought anyone other than the terrorists did this.
Bin Laden confession tapes — how much clearer did they need it
Heck, we have ID cards, security camera videos, Bin Laden confession tapes — how much clearer did they need it?
The years went on and I was satisfied in my beliefs.
I even believed these "Wackos" that doubted the "official" story were distracting our country from focusing on the real threat of terrorism...
Fast forward to March of 2008.
A great friend of mine with a Business degree from West Point, as conservative and non-conspiratorial as they get, came over one night to talk about what he saw happening in the economy.
Began researching such things as economies, who is in control of currencies
He provided some disconcerting evidence that we as a nation are at risk of entering into another depression; he pointed out historical parallels where other countries, such as Germany, suffered economic collapse.
THAT was my eye opener.
I became obsessed researching things such as economies, who is in control of currencies, what causes depressions, who profits during war, etc.
So many things kept pointing to 9/11.
Another one of my dad's favorite quotes was, "believe half of what you see and none of what you hear."
So, I looked at both sides and quickly noticed a pattern.
On one side, the general media ignores some of the most compelling evidence that contradicts the "official" story...
When I voiced my new opinion and concerns most of my friends listened.
Shocked that a staunch Conservative could have such a major shift
I think because they were shocked that a staunch Conservative could have such a major shift, or because they thought I had lost my mind and wanted to diagnose the cause.
Curiously, some became angry at my new questions and actually thought I was supporting Terrorists with my concerns.
Being a part of that same mindset myself only a few weeks ago, and then having a major shift in consciousness, really shook me to the core.
What has happened to our collective consciousness that we believe anyone who doubts the "official" story or what the government tells us is an enemy?
What has happened to us — are we not founded on Freedom of Speech and taught to check our Government?
Anyone who asks for the Truth is labeled a "Wacko" or "Terrorist Sympathizer?"
What has happened to us?
Are we not founded on Freedom of Speech and taught to check our Government?...
To be honest, I was asleep at the wheel, and relied on what I was being told by mainstream media.
The same media whose parent corporations, are some of the largest suppliers of weapons in this war.
Before this "awakening" I had no idea the extent of our civil liberties that had been eroded in the name of Terrorism.
I had never really wrapped my brain around what legalized torture means.
I had always claimed America was noble.
Just look at how we treated POW's during WWII and Vietnam compared to our enemies.
[Ever check out the real story of John McCain as a POW, keep investigating! — TheWE.cc]
That separated us.
We were setting the example of Human Rights to the rest of the world.
[Check out the real facts of US instigations in Central and South America! — TheWE.cc]
Sure, you'll always have individuals that will take things too far, but Government sponsored torture?
[Let's mention CIA activity across the planet since its inception, including inside the US, and other black budget US government special operations agencies! — TheWE.cc]
What has happened to our country?
What kind of example are we setting for our children, and the world?
You would be interested to learn how many of our own rights have been stripped away recently.
Look up the Military Commissions Act of 2006, John Warner Defense Authorization Act, Homegrown Terrorism Act, Presidential Directive 51.
Amazing the rights we have all lost
It is amazing the rights we have all lost in the past couple of years and very little is covered by the U.S. media.
After discovering this, I applied the "common sense" test that my Grandfather always said wasn't so common.
Why would a government so aggressively suppress truth and blatantly destroy evidence if there was nothing to hide?
Why has every testimony from sworn government and military officials that points to "prior knowledge" been stricken from the 9/11 Commission Report?
How did paper business cards, cloth bandanas, and plastic ID's that implicate the terrorists survive so neatly through jet fueled fireballs hot enough to destroy titanium and steel?
I've seen bodies burned beyond recognition, yet I have never found one that was wearing unburned clothing.
These questions alone are enough to make me risk everything for a real investigation and accounting...
When I truly realized the enormity of the effect 9/11 has had on our Rights, our Economy, our Beliefs, our Fears, our Intolerances and our Government — I felt fear, then anger, then the need to take action.
Bill Chickering said it best:
"Anger is a very appropriate and necessary response to an injustice.
"But stand back now; the truth, clearly spoken, is always your best weapon.
"Calmly spoken, it can burn a hole through the hardest heart."
When I realized the extent of the force and attitudes working to silence those who peacefully ask questions, demand answers, and seek truth, it became clear to me that our Country is in serious trouble and I must now stand alongside those Patriots who seek Truth and Constitutional Restoration.
Richard Gage, AIA is the founding member of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth ae911Truth.org.
He has been a practicing Architect for 20 years and has worked on most types of building construction including numerous fire-proofed steel-framed buildings.
He is employed with a San Francisco Bay Area architecture firm and has most recently performed Construction Administration services for a new $120M High School campus including a $10M steel-framed Gymnasium.
Currently he is working on the Design Development for a very large mixed use urban project with 1.2M sq.ft. of retail and 320K sq.ft. of mid-rise office space — altogether about 1,200 tons of steel framing.
He has been one of the most tireless speakers on the issue of 9/11 truth, and more specifically on challenging the official narrative of the disintegration of the 3 major skyscrapers in the World Trade Center complex that took place on September 11th.
He has been lecturing widely across the US and in Canada.
Those who see his presentation rarely walk away still thinking that fires alone could have brought down the buildings.
When NIST came out with a report recently that fires were responsible for the destruction of WTC7, Richard and Architects and Engineers were quick to challenge that report.
See NY Times quotes Richard Gage on WTC7 "collapse"
Aside from the NYT's reporter and a media request from Bulgaria, the press has tried to ignore the serious criticisms that Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth has raised about their reports.
Richard Gage gives an insightful interview on major points that scientifically do not agree with the official story of 9/11.
Click logo for architects & engineers for 9/11 truthArchitects & Engineers for 9/11 truth

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911 Operation Gladio — Syria chemical attack — Al-Qaeda lead up to Twin Towers falling — US government fabricated stories
Operation Gladio false flag terrorism over decades to raise US government power
You had to attack civilians — the people women children far removed from any political game — this would allow authorities to bring in a state of emergency
Innumerable regular meetings between US and Al-Qaeda in lead-up to 2001
     False Flag terrorism is being used to move people 'like sheep'       
     NATO Secret Armies     
      US fabrications of Syria government chemical attack — 9/11      
911 Controlled Demolition - Seeking Understanding - Coming to Terms - Psychologists and therapists speak out.

Most of us who have lived with the events of 911 have as a result experienced some kind of trauma over the destruction of the World Trade Center buildings.

In fact someone told me recently, 'I wouldn't believe what you are telling me about 911 even if it were true.'

2,606 people lost their lives in the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001.

125 people lost their lives at the Pentagon on 9/11.

246 people lost their lives on the four planes on 9/11.

Image: ae911truth.org
In fact someone told me recently, 'I wouldn't believe what you are telling me even if it were true.'
PDF and now EPub versions for small tablets and Kindle, Nook and varied e-readers
The Game - The Enslavement Dream - Manor House Oath Highway.

By all accounts, the unprecedented events of September 11th, 2001 changed the way our country functions, and in turn, the world.
It is therefore critical that conscientious Americans, as well as people around the globe, understand these events in detail.
Unfortunately the official reports, including The 9/11 Commission Report and the NIST WTC Report, written by those working under the direction of the Bush Administration, have been proven to be elaborate cover-ups.
Film: 9/11 Revisited
September 11th Revisited is perhaps the most riveting film ever made about the destruction of the World Trade Center.
This is a powerful documentary which features eyewitness accounts and archived news footage that was shot on September 11, 2001 but never replayed on television.
Featuring interviews with eyewitnesses & firefighters, along with expert analysis by Professor Steven E. Jones, Professor David Ray Griffin, MIT Engineer Jeffrey King, and Professor James H. Fetzer.
This film provides stunning evidence that explosives were used in the complete demolition of the WTC Twin Towers and WTC Building 7.
For Film: 9/11 Revisited
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Film: 9/11 Press for Truth
An excellent documentary about the families of the victims of 9/11 and their fight to uncover and expose the truth about what happened that day.
For Film: 9/11 Press for Truth
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Film: 9/11 Mysteries
90 minutes of pure demolition evidence and analysis, laced with staggering witness testimonials.
Moving from "the myth" through "the analysis" and into "the players," careful deconstruction of the official story set right alongside clean, clear science.
The 9/11 picture is not one of politics or nationalism or loyalty, but one of strict and simple physics. How do you get a 10-second 110-story pancake collapse?
'Oh!   You don't believe the 9-11 official version,' they say.
'You mean where they want you to accept the buildings were not blown up from below.
'Plane fuel!   Substance never burns higher then a gas stove!   That it caused the inner core steel to melt!
'Steel melting!
'Concrete vaporizing!
' 'No!   I don't believe that conspiracy theory.
'Cheney!   Bush!   Rudy Giuliani!   HA!  HA!
'Tower 7 that never had a plane hit — just came tumbling down!
'You believe that, eh!
'Ever think it had to be blown up because the plane scheduled to fly into it was off getting shot down.
'Thermite in Tower 7's walls, you see — incriminating evidence — impossible to get out without people watching!
Had to be blown up!
'Next you'll be saying Obama is not a Wall Street Illuminati banker stooge?
'Take your pick:   The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedians.
'Him who allows himself to be used.
'Oh!   I can't really blame you,   Television it turns minds to pulp.
'Turn off the television.   It's the only way.'
'Turn off the television?'
'Get rid of it really.   I mean what else is there to do!'
'Get rid of the television?'
'Don't forget all radio garbage is propaganda, even the songs.
'Then those five minute propaganda hits they send you every hour!
'The ones they refer to as News
'Get rid of all the propaganda from your brain, the only way to do it.'
'Stop being hooked on those Hollywood movies — even those that make you think they are making you think'
'All paid performers to make your brain dead.
'You turn the brainwashing off, you'll begin to become yourself.
'It really is the only way!'
Kewe — TheWE.cc
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War on Democracy.

Since 1945 the United States government US U.S. has attempted to overthrow 50 governments.
Poor Barrios - Urban areas in Spanish-speaking country

War on Democracy.

Since 1945 the United States government US U.S. has attempted to overthrow 50 governments.
War on Democracy.

Since 1945 the United States government US U.S. has attempted to overthrow 50 governments.
Humankind as we know it at the 'End Point'

Don't forget:

Behind it all is the desire for depopulation — by those rich enough to have their islands for temporary residence while depopulation takes place.

Doesn't matter if it is killing in the fight for food when the trucks no longer arrive at your local supermarket.

Doesn't matter if it is tribe against tribe.

Or thermobaric bombs — environmentally friendly compared to nuclear.   Bombs that send ultra-sonic shock waves and searing fireballs to destroy everything in their dropping wake.

Or those special bombs that do not destroy the infrastructure — kill only you and those you love.

You are in the way, folks!

There are too many of you!

This is the plan.

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Humankind as we know it at the 'End Point'
Don't forget:
Behind it all is the desire for depopulation — by those rich enough to have their islands for temporary residence while depopulation takes place.
Doesn't matter if it is killing in the fight for food when the trucks no longer arrive at your local supermarket.
Doesn't matter if it is tribe against tribe.
Or thermobaric bombs — environmentally friendly compared to nuclear.   Bombs that send ultra-sonic shock waves and searing fireballs to destroy everything in their dropping wake.
Or those special bombs that do not destroy the infrastructure — kill only you and those you love.
You are in the way, folks!
There are too many of you!
This is the plan.
Unspeakable grief and horror
                        ...and the continues...
— 2018
— 2017
— 2016
— 2015
— 2014
— 2013
— 2012
— 2011
— 2010
— 2009
— 2008
— 2007
— 2006
— 2005
— 2004
— 2003
Circus of Torture   2003 — now
He says, "You are quite mad, Kewe"
And of course I am.
Why, I don't believe any of it — not the bloody body, not the bloody mind, not even the bloody Universe, or is it bloody multiverse.
"It's all illusion," I say.   "Don't you know, my lad, my lassie.   The game!   The game, me girl, me boy!   Takes on interest, don't you know.   T'is me sport, till doest find a better!"
Pssssst — but all this stuff is happening down here
Let's change it!
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