Monday, August 26, 2013

Iraq Redux

It's looks increasingly as if the United States is going to exert its military will in Syria.  They're basing their decision on a dubious report that the Assad Government there used chemical weapons to repel the U.S.-bolstered rebel forces.

"U.S.-bolstered rebel forces?"  Why are we backing the rebels against the Government over there?  I have no idea.  For all you who voted for Obama, ask him?  He promised an honest and transparent Government when he was campaigning for your vote.

As for whether or not chemicals were used - notwithstanding the fact that we have no idea whether or not the Assad forces or the rebels fired them - it's not this country's concern.  This country can't afford to keep the lights on without printing and borrowing money.  We have no business going on expensive, capricious imperial excursions.  Let the Syrian people decide their own fate.

All I can say is that this report posted on Zerohedge, LINK, tells me that Obama is going to exert his will the same way Dick Cheney - I mean George Bush - exerted his in Iraq.  We know that Colin Powell lied through his teeth to the U.N. about hidden weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.  I have complete confidence that Obama's evidence is just as fraudulent.  How anyone could possibly trust anything coming of out Obama's mouth at this point is beyond me.  Anyone who does must have their head up their ass.

It looks to me like our economy is collapsing and, like every falling empire before it in history, the U.S. Government is going to use war as a means of diverting attention from its utter and complete failures at home.


  1. You nailed it.

  2. just watch gilded capital with moyers. this pretty much says it all.

  3. michael schumacherMonday, 26 August, 2013

    just getting warmed up now......remember the two words.....

    FORCE Majeure.

    Epic proportions

  4. Currency wars, trade wars, world wars.....
    Gerald Celente

  5. Panem et circenses (bread and circuses, baby, bread and circuses)/

  6. West, Arab leaders reach ‘consensus’ on Syria attack
    Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:8AM GMT

    Western and Arab leaders have reached a “consensus” on a military intervention in Syria over accusations that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons.

    Iranian News Service Breaking

  7. Syria: Another Western War Crime in the Making

    Monday, 26. August 2013
    The West Knows Only One Rule- “Might is Right!”

    Washington and its British and French puppet governments are poised to yet again reveal their criminality. The image of the West as War Criminal is not a propaganda image created by the West’s enemies, but the portrait that the West has painted of itself.

    The UK Independent reports that over this past week-end Obama, Cameron, and Hollande agreed to launch cruise missile attacks against the Syrian government within two weeks despite the lack of any authorization from the UN and despite the absence of any evidence in behalf of Washington’s claim that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against the Washington-backed “rebels”, largely US supported external forces, seeking to overthrow the Syrian government.

    Indeed, one reason for the rush to war is to prevent the UN inspection that Washington knows would disprove its claim and possibly implicate Washington in the false flag attack by the “rebels,” who assembled a large number of children into one area to be chemically murdered with the blame pinned by Washington on the Syrian government.

    Another reason for the rush to war is that Cameron, the UK prime minister, wants to get the war going before the British parliament can block him for providing cover for Obama’s war crimes the way that Tony Blair provided cover for George W. Bush, for which Blair was duly rewarded. What does Cameron care about Syrian lives when he can leave office into the waiting arms of a $50 million fortune.

    The Syrian government, knowing that it is not responsible for the chemical weapons incident, has agreed for the UN to send in chemical inspectors to determine the substance used and the method of delivery. However, Washington has declared that it is “too late” for UN inspectors and that Washington accepts the self-serving claim of the al Qaeda affiliated “rebels” that the Syrian government attacked civilians with chemical weapons.
    - See more at:

  8. Agreement near on CRA establishment: Chinese bank official

    The BRICS nations are close to consensus on the establishment of a Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) within the bloc, a senior Chinese central bank official said on Tuesday.

    "We will see the CRA put into place in the near future," Yi Gang, deputy governor of the People's Bank of China, told a press briefing.

    The leaders agreed to set up a Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) with an initial size of 100 billion US dollars at the fifth BRICS summit in March in the South African city of Durban.

    The CRA will help BRICS countries forestall short-term liquidity pressures, provide mutual support and strengthen financial stability.

    "The working group of the CRA is actively pushing the process forward," said Yi, noting that the BRICS countries have so far reached consensus on the ratio of contributions, operation mechanisms, governance structure and loan-to-value ratio (LVR).

  9. I could not agree with you more. Everything Obama touches is meant to hurt this country. When will the sheeple figure this out.As always we should all
    Buy Gold

  10. Syria, Russia Wins US Loses

  11. I think the younger generation is going to rebel against its own government here, forcing a military draft. This could back-fire on the democrats, seeing them lose power in the next election by getting us into another unpopular war.

    The only way is to let a "crisis" happen in the economy that spikes up the unemployment and food lines. If the only source of income and food is the military, then people will line up. Or, if this turned into a major blockade of oil to the US and our addiction to it, then that would justify this war.

    Unless the younger generation is willing to participate, all bets are off. The only solution is to train illegals with the promise of american citizenship. However, that went very badly for rome and it will for the US as well.

  12. On Friday, KWN broadcasted this interview with Keith Barron, an exploration geologist and mining consultant, on the flow of gold moving from west to east, confirming from his sources that there has been a huge influx of gold into China being drained out Western Central banks and the COMEX.

    Western central banks claim that there is a lot of physical gold available for purchase. That is pure propaganda and a lie. I now have reason to believe that Asian central banks are requesting that their gold, some of which has been stored in the West, be sent to Asia. This is what is causing the short covering rally in gold. The Asians know the Western gold system is very close to collapse and they want the physical gold in their possession.

    The Asian return of gold is China's response to the US intelligence agencies vast computer systems which is somehow involved in day to day manipulations of the metals and the move represents some sort of internal fiction among rivaling interests within the US Governments and I'm not referring to the daily bi-partisan bickering between democrats and republicans.

  13. The United States could hit Syria with three days of missile strikes, perhaps beginning Thursday, in an attack meant more to send a message to the Syrian regime than to cripple its military, senior U.S. officials told NBC News.

    But some analysts said Washington had few options other than force in order to preserve its credibility in light of statements by Obama drawing a line against Syrian use of chemical weapons in its civil war and more recently by Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday.

    "Once you make those kinds of comments ... you risk losing your credibility if you don't then follow through on them," Jacob Shapiro, Middle East analyst for Stratfor, told CNBC's "Street Signs."

    "I'm not going to tell you that it's an absolute sure thing, but I think there's a very high probability that there will be some kind of punitive, limited strike in Syria in the next few days."

    Gold hit its highest level since May 15 and Silver reached its highest level since April 26.

    1. Well, certainly then we should go to war. I mean, what are human lives compared to the reputation of a narcissistic fool who can't keep his mouth shut?

  14. 7 Countries In 5 Years

    Presented with little comment aside to note that it seems appropriate to watch the following 133 seconds to get some context of just what is occurring once again...

  15. Syria: Does Obama know he’s fighting on al-Qa’ida’s side?

    by Robert Fisk – 28 August 2013
    If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured – for the very first time in history – that the United States will be on the same side as al-Qa’ida.

    Quite an alliance! Was it not the Three Musketeers who shouted “All for one and one for all” each time they sought combat? This really should be the new battle cry if – or when – the statesmen of the Western world go to war against Bashar al-Assad.

    The men who destroyed so many thousands on 9/11 will then be fighting alongside the very nation whose innocents they so cruelly murdered almost exactly 12 years ago. Quite an achievement for Obama, Cameron, Hollande and the rest of the miniature warlords.

    This, of course, will not be trumpeted by the Pentagon or the White House – nor, I suppose, by al-Qa’ida – though they are both trying to destroy Bashar. So are the Nusra front, one of al-Qa’ida’s affiliates. But it does raise some interesting possibilities.

  16. Federal Reserve Employees Afraid To Speak Put Financial System At Risk

    WASHINGTON -- Regulators overseeing the nation’s largest financial institutions are distrustful of their bosses, afraid to speak out, and feeling isolated, according to a confidential survey this year of Federal Reserve employees.

    The findings from the April survey of roughly 400 employees, presented to Fed staff during multiple meetings in June and July and obtained by The Huffington Post, show a workforce that is demoralized, and an institution where teamwork is nonexistent, innovation and creativity are discouraged and employees feel underutilized.

    The shaky morale is a legacy of Alan Greenspan’s 19-year term as Fed chairman. From 1987 to 2006, the Greenspan Fed pushed for a hands-off approach by regulators, who then found themselves blamed for the financial crisis that led to the most punishing economic downturn since the Great Depression.

    “Supervisors during the Greenspan years were beaten down pretty regularly,” Phil Angelides, former chairman of the congressionally appointed Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, told HuffPost. “It doesn’t surprise me that you would still have some dysfunction, a lack of morale and something less than a highly energized and well-coordinated arm of the Federal Reserve, where for so long the regulators and bank supervisors were held back by the leadership of the Fed.”

  17. Politics by and large is a scum pool.

  18. Currency Spikes at 4 P.M. in London Provide Rigging Clues

    In the space of 20 minutes on the last Friday in June, the value of the U.S. dollar jumped 0.57 percent against its Canadian counterpart, the biggest move in a month. Within an hour, two-thirds of that gain had melted away.

    The same pattern -- a sudden surge minutes before 4 p.m. in London on the last trading day of the month, followed by a quick reversal -- occurred 31 percent of the time across 14 currency pairs over two years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. For the most frequently traded pairs, such as euro-dollar, it happened about half the time, the data show.

    The recurring spikes take place at the same time financial benchmarks known as the WM/Reuters (TRI) rates are set based on those trades. Now fund managers and scholars say the patterns look like an attempt by currency dealers to manipulate the rates, distorting the value of trillions of dollars of investments in funds that track global indexes. Bloomberg News reported in June that dealers shared information and used client orders to move the rates to boost trading profit. The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority is reviewing the allegations, a spokesman said.

    “We see enormous spikes,” said Michael DuCharme, head of foreign exchange at Seattle-based Russell Investments, which traded $420 billion of foreign currency last year for its own funds and institutional investors. “Then, shortly after 4 p.m., it just reverts back to what seems to have been the market rate. It adds to the suspicion that things aren’t right.”
    Global Probes

  19. "The wicked walk on every side when the vilest men are exalted." - Psalm 12:8

  20. Invading Syria is all part of "The Plan"-

    In an interview with Amy Goodman on March 2, 2007, US General Wesley Clark (Ret.) explains that the Bush Administration planned to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and finally Iran:

    -Sicilian Gold