A historic event will take place across the globe this 4th of July,
called “Independence Day” in the United States. It will happen in
London at the House of Parliament; in the U.S. outside the White House;
on both sides of
the Canadian-American border near Champaign, New York; in
Berlin, Germany; and in a growing number of other cities and locations
across the world.
It is a global gathering for freedom, a New World Order Protest Rally,
the first time Truthers of all persuasions are joining together to tell
the global elite that their infractions against humanity will no longer
be tolerated. This is a seed event, possibly a trigger event, in the
saga of mankind.
Massive social/political change always begins with the people talking
among themselves. Information is quietly spread, and public sentiment
grows. Then sentiment builds to resolve and breaks out into action. At
first, one singular but dramatic action, like a burgeoning seed poking
its head through the darkness
of earth into the daylight. That first significant act either is, or
activates, the spark that ignites the conflagration.
We have been waiting for someone to light a match, and a woman named Izzy Smart has
struck and tossed one. A humble Brit with a passion for freedom, she
created a website, Visionary
Peace, along with a stirring you-tube video
calling for world-wide rallies July 4th.
Truthers are responding with you-tube videos of their own and a large
Internet viral sharing of the call to protest next Friday. Illuminati
News, the David Icke website, and other online sites dedicated to
uncovering the conspiracy have also announced the demonstrations.
This event may be to the Truth Movement what Rosa Parks’ refusal to
move to the back of the bus was to the Civil Rights Movement. We need
to make ourselves part of it. If you and I don’t rise to the call now,
then when? After still more restrictions on freedom tie both
hands behind our backs?
It’s time to make a showing, to boldly stand up to the global elite,
the swindlers and liars who control our governments, our economy, our
military, our health care systems, our corporations, or media, our
education systems, our spiritual systems, the U.N. and everything else
that has power over us. They are the puppet masters. They stand on the
top of the human pyramid, and when enough of us who support that
ourselves, the pyramid must fall.
On July 4, we take action together. We mustn’t let the few stand up
while the rest of us cower in the shadows. We boldly attend these
gatherings, with tee-shirts, protest signs, megaphones, and camcorders
in tow. We march and we slogan-chant. Hats and sunglasses are useful in
muting identity for those concerned about revealing theirs, but mask
wearing is not appropriate - that would make our movement scary to the
public. Masks call up mental images of terrorists.
The protests must be peaceful, without violence. Izzy reminds of us
this on a follow-up video
where she shows her face and gives rally details. If the few become
violent, they will destroy our good name in the court of public
opinion. This is what happened in the WTO rallies, causing world
opinion to side with the WTO.
Ours is not a revolution of blood but of consciousness. We are
consciously taking back our power as sovereign individuals, sovereign
communities and sovereign nations. We are saying no to all the
atrocities, and when we cease to support them with our obedience, they
will fall apart. The global rallies are our first collective act of
We must not think with discouragement that protests are ineffective. By
themselves, they are not enough, but this is just our first step.
Strong protests July 4 will bring our cause to the public awareness,
prompting people to google “New World Order” who never heard of it
before, or who never took “conspiracy theorists” seriously.
It isn’t paranoia if it’s true, and conspiracy isn’t a theory. This,
and our refusal to accept the New World Order, are the messages we must
send to the world and those who control it on this Independence Day.
I remember the movie “Independence Day,” the wonderful scene where
President Whitmore tells the little band of people right before their
bold July 4th initiative, “We will NOT vanish quietly into the night!”
His speech is a fitting end to this article, and I conclude with it: “Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join
others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest
aerial battle in the history of mankind. ‘Mankind.’ That word should
have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty
differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps
it’s fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be
fighting for our freedom… Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution…
but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist.
And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known
as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice:
‘We will NOT go quietly into the night! We WILL not vanish without a
fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we
celebrate our Independence Day!’” Bronte Baxter
Governmental Freedom! ... (( freedom
.... away from government people??))
Added:February 17, 2008
Please take the time to read this
On 4th July 2008 - A peaceful non-violent demonstration will take place
in cities around the world to expose the fraud, corruption and lies at
the heart of our governments. It is an opportunity to express your
right to free independent thought and to begin the fight to reclaim
your liberties and freedoms. On the streets of London, on the sidewalks
of Washington D.C, in the heart of Athens and in every other political
Capital across the world, demonstrations will take place to demand a
return of proper representative government. This may represent a final
opportunity for the citizens of the world to stand together to demand
the independent free world we all want to live in -- WE the people of
the world will be heard on this day 04th JULY 2008.
We encourage all citizens of the world to embark on a journey of
discovery now. Through independent research you can gain an
understanding of what your governments are doing in your name and the
kind of world they are planning for your future. This is not about a
far distant country or peoples you do not know, this is about your
country, your local community, your family, your friends. It will
affect all our futures and concerns all the good people of our world.
It may prove difficult to grasp, given the constant barrage of
propaganda from media institutions, but YOUR government is
systematically removing YOUR liberties, YOUR freedoms and YOUR very
right to exist as a free thinking individual. In many countries the aim
of totalitarian dictatorship has already been achieved and understand
this, history teaches sound lessons to us all concerning the
consequences of allowing dangerous people to take control and 'change'
our 'view' of the world around us.
We at visionary-peace are promoting the 4th of July as a day of
independent free thought, through peaceful protest. It represents
something we can all relate to and represents why we must all stand up
and shout for our freedom. The time for media diversion and lies is
over. The time for demonstration is NOW. We must raise public awareness
to the dangers ahead. The actions of the global elites must not be
ignored by good people any longer. These thieves and liars must fail to
achieve their ultimate objective now. WE are all fighting for our right
to exist now, whether we realise it or not.
The plans of the New World Order are cloaked behind the veil of
economic crisis, terrorism, globalisation and corporate partnership.
Our governments have been effectively 'taken-over'. Believe me, your
elected representatives are not who they appear to be. Investigate
their 'backgrounds' for yourself. Look for the
family/historic/organisational connections and understand this - your
democracy has been usurped by very undemocratic organisations. These
people have an agenda which ultimately aims to achieve TOTAL CONTROL
over the life of every individual.
'Imagine the future as a size twelve boot stamping on the face of
humanity for eternity', because this is the future the global elite are
embarking upon. It will mean the end of your freedom, the end of your
liberty, the end of your choice, the end of your individuality. ONLY
through protest and civil disobedience can these planned changes to our
way of life be halted -- Only the citizens of the world, united as ONE
can stop the illegal and fraudulent conduct of our governments.
TOGETHER we can put a stop to the monstrous totalitarian future our
'elected' representatives have planned for us.
DO YOU really want enslavement for your future? We invite every citizen
of the world to seek out the truth -- please raise your awareness of
the issues....and be prepared -- the coming years will bring the fight
for freedom to you, into your neighbourhood, into your workplace and
into your home.
“According to white papers now being
circulated in the cable, telephone and telecommunications industries,
those with the deepest pockets -- corporations, special-interest groups
and major advertisers -- would get preferred treatment.” You’re
And “content from these providers would have
first priority on our computer and television screens, while
information seen as undesirable, such as peer-to-peer
communications, could be relegated to a slow lane or simply shut out.”
Now that’s progress! Or is it another fall back into the rabbit hole of
Of course, Homeland Security agents, we’re
told, would be joined with local police in order to get their hands on
domestic terrorists who use the Internet as a political tool. Jesus,
Paul, is that us? Is that Prison Planet, Online Journal, Counterpunch,
Global Research, 911Truth.Org, name it, anyone not parroting
I mean, would the Washington Post line us up
with terrorists, like Joe McCarthy of old lined up whomever he damn
pleased as “fellow travelers with the reds” and railroad us all into
nowhere land? They take a finger one day, a hand the second, a soul the
third, and a lot of bodies the next day, to Gitmo, Uzbekistan, India,
the moon. Will Internet 1 be full of holes from the disappeared Alex
Jones, Jeff Rense, Bev Conover, good night?
And, as Craig Whitlock (who will survive the
purge?) reports about the Power of Truth, a film made by
Zawahiri and other Al Qaeda leaders, with a run-on narrative dissing
the US government in its treatment of Muslims, is actually “using video
excerpts of US leaders and commentators to bolster their argument,” the
nerve . . .
About this film, we get this critique from
Jarret Brachman, research director at the Combating Terrorism Center at
the US Military Academy at West Point, NY: “It’s beautifully crafted
propaganda, and it’s a huge problem for us . . . You’re left shaking
your head saying, ‘Yeah, I guess they’re right.'”
“I guess they’re right,” what? Oh ye of
feint heart, call up Hollywood, we invented movies. Where’s Frances
Ford Coppola, Mr. Godfather; Stephen Spielberg, from ET to Shindler’s
List to Sergeant Ryan; where are all the big guns that
put our culture on the widescreen reality map? Does a West Point terror
hunter fold like that?
Well, you know what, here’s a movie you
should look at, what really happened, about 9/11 and
how the War on Terror started. And this movie could only
have been made on the Internet, because it’s fearless, bold, and tells
the truth like you won’t see it in any movie theater. It will explain
to you how all this terror was invented.
It will help you realize how 9/11 was used
to create a coup d’etat by the Powers That Be -- and why they are so
afraid of the Internet. It could provide the evidence that puts them
away one day for good. But act now! Click that link. Start thinking for
yourself, before Big Brother and his Propaganda Machine roll right over
you, and somebody pulls the Internet 1 plug for good and sticks the
Internet 2 plug somewhere in the middle of your forehead.
In fact, be prepared to defend the Internet
you know, as if it were your own human memory, because it is. And
anything less, like Internet 2, would be a full-fledged lobotomy!
Jerry Mazza is a
freelance writer living in New York. Reach him at email@example.com.
Exclusive: No ice at the North Pole (with video) [NOTE: According to Olaf Jansen, who visited the Inner
Earth by entering via the opening at the North Pole, this
opening is 1400 miles across and is fresh water year around that flows
out from the Inner Earth.
OIL: Think About It !
The OPEC minister will look you in the eyes
" We are at war with you infidels. Have been since the embargo in the
1970s. You are so arrogant you haven't even recognized it. You have
more missiles, bombs, and technology; so we are fighting with the best
weapon we have and extracting on a net basis about $700 billion/year
out of your economy. We will destroy you! Death to the infidels! While
I am here I would like to thank you for the following: Not developing
your 250-300 year supply of oil shale and tarsands. We know if you did
this, it would create millions of jobs for US citizens, expand your
engineering capabilities, and keep the wealth in the US instead of
sending it to us to finance our war against you infidels.
Thanks for limiting Defense Dept. purchases of oilsands from your
neighbors to the north. We love it when you confuse your allies.
Thanks for over regulating every segment of your economy and thus
delaying, by decades, the development of alternate fuel technologies.
Thanks for limiting drilling off your coasts, in Alaska , and anywhere
there is a bug, bird, fish, or plant that might be inconvenienced.
Better that your people suffer! Glad to see our lobbying efforts have
been so effective.
Corn based Ethanol. Praise Allah for this sham program! Perhaps you
will destroy yourself from the inside with theses types of policies.
This is a gift from Allah, praise his name! We never would have thought
of this one! This is better than when you pay your farmers NOT TO GROW
FOOD. Have them use more energy to create less energy, and
simultaneously drive food prices through the roof.
Thank you US Congress!!!!
And finally, we appreciate you letting us fleece you without end. You
will be glad to know we have been accumulating shares in your banks,
real estate and publicly held companies. We also finance a good portion
of your debt and now manipulate your markets, currency, and economies
to our benefit.
Economic Receipt - US Dollars 4.5 Trillion
Ambassador Lee Emil Wanta - to the United Nations / USA / PRC /
Republic of Singapore
June 24, 2008
Updated ; Regardless of the authorized US
Presidential release of my repatriation monetary funds, lawless
activities " by others " continue to delay implementation of
our domestic and global recovery of our Nation's USDollar
Original Sent : Thu 6/05/08 12:03
Corrected Copy : 11 th June 2008
Today, of many days of your Presidential Legacy, would be the
best day for your full authorization to release my personal cash funds
at Citigroup/NYC of USDollars 4.5 trillion; allowing the immediate
personal tax/cash payment of USDollars 1.575 trillion to our US
Department of the Treasury _ and _ my personal cash purchase of US
Treasury Notes/One (1) year maturity, in the aggregate amount of
USDollars ONE TRILLION at Par Value, under my original London Treaty at
85% cost [eighty-five percent] _ USDollars 850 billion in cash, inter
Thank you for your Presidential Release to stabilize our
USDollar domestically and globally.
Warmest personal regards, Your Republican Friend, former
Republican Delegate and Loyalist; since being mentored by the late US
Senator Alexander Wiley - Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations
Committee, 1955 >>>>
...........author of "The Shift: The Revolution in Human
The Shift to the New Reality has been gaining speed for manyyears. We
have now entered a phase of The Shift which is nowbringing rapid
transformation to our world.
Heart-centered consciousness is the gateway to spiritualconsciousness.
Spiritually-minded people today are transformingthe world from material
consciousness into heart and soulconsciousness. This transformation is
best realized by usingintention to actively fill the world with love
and light. Thisspiritually-conditioned energy powerfully transforms the
lowerenergy of fear and hate within the global mind atmosphere.
The energy of transformation can be channeled into a spiritualfocus,
into emotional release or it can be allowed to manifestin the only
remaining field of popular action, the physical
world. There, it will erupt through emotion-driven, physicalphenomena -
volcanic eruption, earthquakes and violent storms,for example. All of
these "natural" disasters are driven by thechaotic emotionalenergy of
mankind. All of them can be healedand prevented when people channel
enough spiritual energy tosoothe the chaos.
Today, it is more important than ever to send healing energiesinto the
world. If enough people enter their inner, spiritualspace regularly,
then the incoming energies of transformationcan be expressed on a
You can make all the difference in the world today when youhelp balance
the incoming energies of transformation by usingthe following technique.
The Infinite Being Heal the World Technique:
Reconnect with your spiritual source daily. Use the InfiniteBeing
meditation, or your own meditation technique, the firstthing every day.
Make it a habit, a part of your morningroutine.
End your meditation session by spending time in gratitude forlife,
nature and the Infinite Being from which youmaterialized. Let a sense
of gratitude for everything in yourlife fill your heart.
Then, intend world peace and enlightenment. Send thisintention out into
the world as love energy through the heartchakra just in front of your
This alone would be enough to make a big difference in theworld today.
However, by adding a third component to the technique, it becomes
enormously powerful and effective.
Powerful acts of creation all have three essential components - intent,
feeling and motion. Those are the only three tools which Infinite Being
used to create the universe and everything within it. That's how
powerful those three components are, when used together in equal
So far you have set the first component,
(1) Your intention - world peace and enlightenment.
You have also set the second component,
(2) A love-inspired environment - gratitude for the universe and
everything in your life.
Now, it's time for the third component,
(3) Action. It is time to move that energy, in large quantities, into
the global mind atmosphere surrounding the Earth. This is how:
On every in-breath, imagine white light from the Cosmos entering your
crown chakra, above the head, and traveling down your spine to the
level of your heart, then traveling forward into your heart chakra,
just in front of your breastbone.
At the same time, see white light from the Earth entering the base of
your spine and traveling up the spine, then forward, to merge with the
cosmic energy in the heart chakra.
The energies of the Cosmos and the Earth will fuse together and cause
an energetic reaction at the frequency of the heart chakra. This fusion
forms a ball of energetic white light in the heart chakra.
With every out-breath, send the power of this energetic reaction out to
the world. Direct it as a beam of white light from your heart chakra,
out into the world.
Continue this in-breath, out-breath cycle for at least five minutes
each morning and you will not only help heal the world, you will change
your entire day for the better.
The universe reflects who you are. When you practice healing the world,
by automatic reflection, you heal who you are. Any and all issues which
have been challenging for you will move closer towards resolution as
you help the world in this way.
There's nothing like starting your day helping to heal the world in
these critical days of transformation. It's one of those things that
brightens your day, makes you feel good to be alive, and lets you know
that you are taking the type of action that you came into this life to
Pope's Evil Legend -- Mohammed's Sword
In 1099, the Crusaders conquered Jerusalem
and massacred its Muslim and Jewish inhabitants indiscriminately, in
the name of the gentle Jesus. At that time, 400 years into the
occupation of Palestine by the Muslims, Christians were still the
majority in the country. Throughout this long period, no effort was
made to impose Islam on them. Only after the expulsion of the Crusaders
from the country, did the majority of the inhabitants start to adopt
the Arabic language and the Muslim faith--and they were the forefathers
of most of today's Palestinians.
* * *
THERE IS no evidence whatsoever
of any attempt to impose Islam on the Jews. As is well known, under
Muslim rule the Jews of Spain enjoyed a bloom the like of which the
Jews did not enjoy anywhere else until almost our time. Poets like
Yehuda Halevy wrote in Arabic, as did the great Maimonides. In Muslim
Spain, Jews were ministers, poets, scientists. In Muslim Toledo,
Christian, Jewish and Muslim scholars worked together and translated
the ancient Greek philosophical and scientific texts. That was, indeed,
the Golden Age. How would this have been possible, had the Prophet
decreed the "spreading of the faith by the sword"?
What happened afterwards is even more
telling. When the Catholics re-conquered Spain from the Muslims, they
instituted a reign of religious terror. The Jews and the Muslims were
presented with a cruel choice: to become Christians, to be massacred or
to leave. And where did the hundreds of thousand of Jews, who refused
to abandon their faith, escape? Almost all of them were received with
open arms in the Muslim countries. The Sephardi ("Spanish") Jews
settled all over the Muslim world, from Morocco in the west to Iraq in
the east, from Bulgaria (then part of the Ottoman Empire) in the north
to Sudan in the south. Nowhere were they persecuted. They knew nothing
like the tortures of the Inquisition, the flames of the auto-da-fe, the
pogroms, the terrible mass-expulsions that took place in almost all
Christian countries, up to the Holocaust.
WHY? Because Islam expressly prohibited any
persecution of the "peoples of the book". In Islamic society, a special
place was reserved for Jews and Christians. They did not enjoy
completely equal rights, but almost. They had to pay a special
poll-tax, but were exempted from military service--a trade-off that was
quite welcome to many Jews. It has been said that Muslim rulers frowned
upon any attempt to convert Jews to Islam even by gentle
persuasion--because it entailed the loss of taxes.
Every honest Jew who knows the history of
his people cannot but feel a deep sense of gratitude to Islam, which
has protected the Jews for fifty generations, while the Christian world
persecuted the Jews and tried many times "by the sword" to get them to
abandon their faith.
* * *
THE STORY about "spreading the
faith by the sword" is an evil legend, one of the myths that grew up in
Europe during the great wars against the Muslims--the reconquista of
Spain by the Christians, the Crusades and the repulsion of the Turks,
who almost conquered Vienna. I suspect that the German Pope, too,
honestly believes in these fables. That means that the leader of the
Catholic world, who is a Christian theologian in his own right, did not
make the effort to study the history of other religions.
Why did he utter these words in public? And
There is no escape from viewing them
against the background of the new Crusade of Bush and his evangelist
supporters, with his slogans of "Islamofascism" and the "Global War on
Terrorism"--when "terrorism" has become a synonym for Muslims. For
Bush's handlers, this is a cynical attempt to justify the domination of
the world's oil resources. Not for the first time in history, a
religious robe is spread to cover the nakedness of economic interests;
not for the first time, a robbers' expedition becomes a Crusade.
The speech of the Pope blends into this
effort. Who can foretell the dire consequences?
Off Gore Point, where tide rips collide, the
rolling swells rear up and steepen into whitecaps. Quiet with
concentration, Chris Pallister decelerates from 15 knots to 8, strains
to peer through a windshield blurry with spray, tightens his grip on
the wheel and, like a skier negotiating moguls, coaxes his home-built
boat, the Opus — aptly named for a comic-strip penguin — through the
chaos of waves. Our progress becomes a series of concussions punctuated
by troughs of anxious calm. In this it resembles the rest of
Ocean currents funnel a relentless tide of
plastic trash and other debris to the unpopulated shores of Gore Point
A 55-year-old lawyer with a monkish haircut, glasses that look
difficult to break, an allergy of the eyes that makes him squint and a
private law practice in Anchorage, Pallister spends most of his time
directing a nonprofit group called the Gulf of Alaska Keeper, or GoAK
(pronounced GO-ay-kay). According to its mission statement, GoAK’s
lofty purpose is to “protect, preserve, enhance and restore the
ecological integrity, wilderness quality and productivity of Prince
William Sound and the North Gulf Coast of Alaska.” In practice, the group has,
since Pallister and a few like-minded buddies founded it in 2005, done
little else besides clean trash from beaches. All along Alaska’s outer
coast, Chris Pallister will tell you, there are shores strewn with
marine debris, as man-made flotsam and jetsam is officially known. Most
of that debris is plastic, and much of it crosses the Gulf of Alaska or
even the Pacific Ocean to arrive there.
The tide of plastic isn’t rising only on Alaskan shores. In 2004 two
oceanographers from the British Antarctic Survey completed a study of
plastic dispersal in the Atlantic that spanned both hemispheres.
“Remote oceanic islands,” the study showed, “may have similar levels of
debris to those adjacent to heavily industrialized coasts.” Even on the
shores of Spitsbergen Island in the Arctic, the survey found on average
a plastic item every five meters.
Back in the 1980s, the specter of fouled beaches was a recurring
collective nightmare. The Jersey Shore was awash in used syringes. New
York’s garbage barge wandered the seas. On the approach to Kennedy
Airport, the protagonist of “Paradise,” a late Donald Barthelme novel, looked out his
airplane window and saw “a hundred miles of garbage in the water, from
the air white floating scruff.” We tend to tire of new variations on
the apocalypse, however, the same way we tire of celebrities and pop
songs. Eventually all those syringes, no longer delivering a jolt of
guilt or dread, receded from the national consciousness. Who could
worry about seabirds garotted by six-pack rings when Alaska’s shores
were awash in Exxon’s crude? Who could worry about turtles tangled in
derelict fishing nets when the ice caps were melting and the terrorists
Then, too, for a while it seemed as if we might succeed in laying this
particular ecological nightmare to rest. In the mid-1980s, New York’s
sanitation department began deploying vessels called TrashCats to
hoover up scruff from the waterways around the Fresh Kills landfill.
Elsewhere beach-sweeping machines did the same for the sand. In 1987
the federal government ratified Marpol Annex V, an international treaty
that made it illegal to throw nonbiodegradable trash — that is, plastic
— overboard from ships in the waters of signatory countries. The good
news for the ocean kept coming: in 1988, Congress passed the Ocean
Dumping Reform Act, which forbade cities to decant their untreated
sewage into the sea. In 1989 the Ocean Conservancy staged its first
annual International Coastal Cleanup (I.C.C.), which has since grown
into the largest such event in the world. But beautification can be
deceiving. Although many American beaches — especially those that
generate tourism revenues — are much cleaner these days than they used
to be, the oceans, it seems, are another matter. Not even oceanographers can tell us exactly how much
floating scruff is out there; oceanographic research is simply too
expensive and the ocean too varied and vast. In 2002, Nature magazine
reported that during the 1990s, debris in the waters near Britain
doubled; in the Southern Ocean encircling Antarctica the increase was a
hundredfold. And depending on where they sample, oceanographers have
found that between 60 and 95 percent of today’s marine debris is made
Plastic gets into the ocean when people throw it from ships or leave it
in the path of an incoming tide, but also when rivers carry it there,
or when sewage systems and storm drains overflow. Despite the Ocean
Dumping Reform Act, the U.S. still releases more than 850 billion
gallons of untreated sewage and storm runoff every year, according to a
2004 E.P.A. report. Comb the Manhattan
waterfront and you will find, along with the usual windrows of cups,
bottles and plastic bags, what the E.P.A. calls “floatables,” those
“visible buoyant or semibuoyant solids” that people flush into the
waste stream like cotton swabs, condoms, tampon applicators and dental
Le 3 juillet 2008, dans le cadre des
célébrations du 400e anniversaire de la Ville de
Québec, l'armée compte parader dans les rues. Guerre
à la guerre appelle à une présence antimilitariste
forte durant l'évènement et on a besoin de vous pour que
ans de militarisme : il faut que ça cesse !
Venez manifester le JEUDI LE 3 JUILLET à 10H00 AU PARC DE
L’AMÉRIQUE FRANÇAISE afin de dénoncer la
cérémonie du droit de cité et la parade
militaire des Forces armées canadiennes!
cérémonie du droit de cité donne la permission aux
militaires du 22ième régiment d'entrer dans l'enceinte de
Cette mascarade vise à mousser la
popularité de l'armée au Québec et à faire
la promotion de la mission canadienne en Afghanistan, il est de notre
devoir d'agir pour rappeler notre opposition à cette guerre
ainsi qu’à cette célébration qui donne le droit
aux soldats de circuler librement dans la ville.
La guerre livrée en Afghanistan sous le prétexte de
l'aide humanitaire n'apporte pas d’amélioration significative
à la situation des Afghans et Afghanes. Motivée par des
intérêts stratégiques et économiques, elle
ne vise qu’à étendre le contrôle des pays
occidentaux sur le Moyen-Orient.
Des autobus partiront de Montréal le 3 juillet,
à 7 h PILE, du 1455 De Maisonneuve ouest (métro
Guy-Concordia), pour rejoindre la manifestation à Québec.
Veuillez réserver votre place par téléphone
(514-848-7583) ou par courriel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
AU PLUS TARD LE 30 JUIN.
Block the Empire-Montreal is an
anti-authoritarian, direct-action collective opposed to war and
militarization, and their roots and manifestations: colonialism,
imperialism and capitalism. We seek to expose the links between
capitalist globalization and patriarchy, racism and all forms of
oppression, both here and abroad. Our work locally aims to disrupt and
directly impact the interests of those who are actively complicit in
these systems, from companies who fuel and profit from war and
occupation, to the supporters and outposts of US Empire and the
Canadian state. We endorse the People's Global Action (PGA) hallmarks,
and we act in direct solidarity with all those on the frontlines of
resistance and struggle against occupation and exploitation - from
those resisting the racist "War on Terror" in the Middle East, Latin
America, Africa and Asia, to the struggle for indigenous sovereignty
here on Turtle Island (occupied North America).
There is no oil shortage, not yet at least. That doesn't mean we're not
quickly sliding towards Peak Oil. We probably are, but that has nothing
to do with today's gas prices. The reason oil has skyrocketed
to nearly $140 per barrel is because of speculation; rampant,
"unregulated" speculation. The peak oil doom-sayers are
simply confusing the issue. This is not about shortages or scarcity;
it's about gaming the system to fatten the bottom line. The whole scam
is being executed with excruciating precision by the same carpetbagging
scoundrels who engineered the subprime fiasco; the investment bankers. The
Wall Street Goliaths are using the futures market to recapitalize their
flagging balance sheets after sustaining massive losses in the
mortgage-backed securities boondoggle. That's the whole thing
in a nutshell. Now they're on to their next swindle; distorting the
futures market with humongous leveraged bets on food and oil.
MarketWatch summed it up like this on Monday:
October 2005: A Note from Franklin
(...) But how do you rebuild an
economy after a collapse? Begin before it collapses. For years
I have believed that the best strategy for restoring sound money &
freedom is to build parallel institutions, that is, honest institutions
to replace corrupt ones. For instance, if you can't stomach public
education, then either home school or start your own private school. If
you don't like unsound fiat money, start using gold & silver in
your everyday transactions. Lately I have been
concentrating on economic renewal, which must start with local
economies rebuilding themselves. Currently, corporations enter the local
economy, vacuum up the cash flows, & strip out all the assets. If
you live in a city you might not have noticed this. If you live in a
small town, you have. Enter Catherine Austin
Fitts, to explain the "American Tapeworm." (You can read her article by
that title at http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/
stories/HL0304/S00228.htm.) And she should know, since she once
worked at the heart of it. According to her short biography on her
website, www.solari.com, as the founding
director of Solari she "offers a unique perspective on the global
financial & political economy, including the flow of money between
overt & covert sectors.(...) FITTS I
think most Americans know that something stinks, but here's the
challenge. Remember the red button story?
In summer 2000 I was at the
Spiritual Frontiers Foundation International, giving a speech entitled
"How the Money Works in Organised Crime" about narcotics trafficking, etc.
etc. The Department of Justice says that we -- Americans
-- launder $500 billion to a trillion dollars a year. I asked the
audience, "What would happen if America stopped being the world wide
leader in global money laundering?" A hundred people (who go into the
woods for three days once a year to help work on evolving our society
spiritually) said that the stock market would go down & we would
have trouble financing the government deficit & so our taxes would
have to go up or our government checks might stop, because the $500
billion to a trillion would go to Switzerland and Singapore instead of
"Okay," I said,
"imagine a big red button up here on the lectern. If you push this
button, you can stop all hard narcotics trafficking in your
neighbourhood, your city, town, county, state & your country
tomorrow. Who'll push the button?" Out of 100 people dedicated to
evolving our society spiritually, guess how many would push the button?
I asked the other 99, "Why
would you not push the button?"
They said, "We don't want our
mutual funds to go down, & we don't want our government checks to
stop, & we don't want our taxes to go up." Right then the CIA &
Department of Justice had full "democratic" authority & popular
support to facilitate narcotics trafficking.
Most people don't understand
there is a way to push the red button that makes you money. I
call it "turning the red button green." That's what the Solari model is
about. It's turning the red button green, so that we can make money
pushing the button.
In my experience, Franklin,
the people running the system never say, "I want to go to Rome &
how do I get to Rome?" Rather, they say, "I want to go to Rome: now how
can I make money going to Rome?" That is always the operative design
We have to ask, "How do we
make money pushing the red button?" There is a way to do it,
but everyone is terrified because it seems overwhelming. Nobody wants
to talk about it. You don't know whom you can trust. You don't
understand how the system works so you just try to protect your kids
& muddle through. The day that we understand that there is way to
turn the red button green, we will find that the American people have
more in them than we think. MONEYCHANGER
If somebody doesn't turn the red button green, then all the money,
& everything we love along with it, will be sucked out of our
lives. FITTS It's
worse than that. They are not just sucking all the money out of our
lives. It's one thing to be poor. It's another thing to be poor &
stoned on Prozac & Ritalin. MONEYCHANGER
And riddled with the diseases that the consumer society causes. FITTS What
better way to kill someone than to make money off of them killing
But now it seems almost impossible for that not to happen. In small
towns & rural areas, Wal-Mart comes in & sucks the money out
(to capitalise the local cash flow & sell it as stock), so there
are no small businesses left. Small farmers can barely make a living
even with government subsidies, & a big part of the rest are on
welfare because of high disability rates, & on & on.
How do you start to reverse
that flow? How do you hit the green button? FITTS The
flow has to be reversed globally. The pro-centralisation team
is a global network. They are a "we" & they have a plan.
The pro-decentralisation team is not networked globally, is
not a "we," & doesn't even have a map of this world, let alone a
I would submit that God is in
control & anything is possible. He parts the Red Sea & can do
anything He wants. The question is, when will we all get out of the
middle of the road? There are two teams, the demonic & the divine.
Most Americans think they can stay in the middle of the road. They
can't. They are on one team or the other. It will then be a global
"We", are not merely an American team "Wee are facing a global group
with a global plan.
We have to win in two places.
First is our neighbourhood, because the black budget finances one
neighbourhood take-over at a time. Then you've got to be networked so
you can deal at the top. You've got to do both. They can
divide & conquer in lots of different ways. Main Street in America
is divided & conquered from Main Street in Peru & so the
question is, can Main Street world-wide come together & act? MONEYCHANGER
The people on Main Street are alienated from each other, isolated
without sensing any need to work together. People in families are
isolated from each other. How do you begin to overcome that? FITTS For
nine years every time I look at this through logic, it looks hopeless.
Then through prayer God says, just do what I tell you. All these things
are not your problem, they are my problem.
When real solutions
come together they have the power to grow virally & turn things
around. All we need to do is vote with our prayers & our money. If
we will all vote with our money & our self-interest, the red button
turns green. If we don't do it, it's because we choose not to do it. We
have the power. They are few & we are many. They are coming out of
the closet & are a lot easier to see now. MONEYCHANGER
Vote with your money? Most people don't have that much money &
can't risk losing it. They believe they need a certain return on their
money, they've got to have their mutual funds. FITTS You
are putting your money in Citibank now & making 2% with risk. What
if there is a way to make 4% with no risk, & at the same
time stop feeding your enemy? If I feed the person who is
killing me, then I am going to die. MONEYCHANGER
How do you stop feeding them? FITTS Solari
Investors Circles are a cross between an investment club & a French
Resistance cell. I always tell people not to worry whether there is a
conspiracy because if you are not in one, you need to start one. The
key to who is in your circle is whom do you trust. It is a conspiracy,
& everybody knows you don't let people into a conspiracy unless you
There are four fundamental
principles of a sound, healthy economy:
2. transparency of shared, i.e.,
public, money and privacy of individual money,
3. equity financing instead
of debt. Debt equals war & equity equals peace.
4. Vote with your money. Do
not feed the people who are killing you or otherwise you will die.
What does a Solari Investor
Circle do? Whatever that circle wants to do. No individual Circle is
legally connected to any other Circle or my company or me. The word
conspiracy is from the Latin, con-spiro, & it means to
breathe together, so our connection is through the Spirit.
In each category of those
four principles, there are two categories of things you can do. You can
do transactions that (a) lower our costs of capital or
actions or transactions that (b) raise their cost of capital.
Think of it like a Chinese menu: your Circle is free to do anything in
your self interest, using the knowledge of how they are draining us to
reverse the drain.
Why would anybody do a
Circle? First & foremost, to stop the drain from his own life.
Circles reverse their own lives, but by reversing their own lives they
help produce the greater transformation. The problem is not that our
wealth is flowing to the centralisation team, but that our wealth is
shrinking. Every family on the pro-decentralisation that grows
in security & well being helps finance transformation.
As people do transactions to
advantage themselves & stop dealing with the Tapeworm -- we
call it "coming clean" -- they learn more & more about money.
Many of the drains occur because people don't understand money. I was,
stunned when I started to network & research. I had spent my whole
life in the money world & served with money people & I had no
idea how intentionally illiterate most of us were.
In the sound money category
the first model transaction we are going to use is a savings plan, your
Monthly Acquisition Plan. People say they have no money & they
can't afford to be an investor. Well, no one can become an investor
unless he intends to. When someone understands investment & thinks
of himself as an investor, even if he has no money, he starts to
accumulate. We want to teach people a savings mentality.
One person might not be able
to join your savings plan, but ten people each with $10 can send you
$100 to invest for them every month. As they start to acquire coins,
that pool of coins can be used to do a variety of things. It can be
used as a reserve fund to finance debt elimination or a community
currency. Imagine if every community world-wide had their own quirky
community currency but all had a common store of value in silver &
At the end of the Depression
there were about 3,000 community currencies. Wherever I go I find
tremendous interest in community currencies among people who are
financially illiterate, but they have no idea how to start. How do you
start to lean? You start saving & acquiring precious metals. Transparency. The
Tapeworm has total transparency into what is supposed to be our
private, individual financial data, while we have non-transparency into
government data. A Circle with time & inclination can calculate
sources & uses of taxes, appropriations, & federal credit in
their locality. They can propose bottom-up re-engineering that could
create serious jobs in that neighbourhood. Suppose I walk into a local,
state or federal office & say, "Look, you're paying a contractor
$150 an hour to do data services related to this state & this
county, & we have unemployed people here who would be delighted to
do it for half price." There are laws that make it difficult for a
government official to say, "No, I will continue to pay three times as
much as I need for this function."
In lots of neighbourhoods
where HUD is managing the single-family foreclosed properties, there is
real opportunity to re-engineer that money. In many neighbourhoods the
federal government was paying $55,000 for a woman & 1.8 kids to
live in HUD housing with food stamps on welfare when $25,000 would
teach her a job that she could do in the neighbourhood & become a
taxpayer. But those things can only happen where citizens get involved
in transparency. MONEYCHANGER
The goal in a Solari Investor Circle is to make that money they are now
sending away to work locally. Is that the idea?
They're bringing this money back to privatise state & local assets,
all the municipal assets. They haven't gotten into the water & the
electric yet. You watch, they're coming after it. MONEYCHANGER
Oh, but that's just turning it over to the free market. FITTSWhatever!
That's the way it's sold: Won't these municipal socialist assets work
better under a free market? FITTS Okay,
let's create a Solari Investor Circle & we'll buy it.
We'll sell you non-voting B-shares to finance the purchase. We agree,
free markets are great. Would you like to buy some non-voting shares? MONEYCHANGER
What I am saying is that privatisation is not introducing
free markets. FITTS
Privatisation at below market prices is pirate-isation. (Laughter)
Ask the people all around the globe in countries where that has already
happened. FITTS Have
you ever read any of Greg Palast's work? He's an American but he worked
with the BBC & documented the IMF, how they go into a country &
force everybody to sell at 10 cents on the dollar. That's
pirate-isation, & that's what they are planning to do here with the
Really then the only self defence is something like Solari in order to
build a strong local economy. FITTS We are
the target of a conspiracy. It's mature & has gone on a long time.
You've got to start one cell at a time creating a conspiracy that
counteracts the conspiracy.
I came out of the Bush
Administration saying they are going to kill us all. I was working 100
hours a week because I was in an emergency state. I was like a dog
trying to find a bone. We had to come up with an investment model that
would create far more wealth. In other words, these guys are basically
getting the stock market to rise by driving the Popsicle Index down. [The
Popsicle Index measures how safe you feel to let you child walk out of
the house to buy a popsicle, i.e., the safety of your neighbourhood. It
is the % of the people in a community who believe that a child can
leave their home, go alone to the nearest place to buy a popsicle and
come home alone safely. We have to get the Popsicle Index rising
so that the stock market also rises. My dream is that all the activists
come to the barricades at the World Trade Organisation meetings with
signs that say, "We can generate a higher rate of return than you can."
Think about the power of that. MONEYCHANGER
We have to offer people something better than what they have now. You
can't beat something with nothing. You can't go to people & say
this evil conspiracy is eating us up, so get your money out, lower your
standard of living, & hunker down on your pile of dried beans with
your forty-five in your lap waiting for the end to come. That is not a
plan. (Laughter) FITTS No,
you have to say we can produce a higher return on investment than they
When we were doing the
simulations in 1998, & when I first saw the simulations of how much
wealth was created, I had a team of quantitative analysts from MIT,
brilliant guys. One of them brought me the numbers & I said, "This
is impossible. Do it again, this can't be right". He brought it back.
What I didn't understand was when you align financial stuff with
people's basic dreams & hopes, society gets smarter & smarter
& smarter. MONEYCHANGER
Every kind of capital compounds. I really appreciate your giving me
time for this interview.
http://www.accountability-central.com/single-view-default/article/monsanto-will-undertake-three-point-commitment-to-double-yield-in-three-major-crops-make-more-effic-1/?tx_ttnews[backPid]=3D1&cHash=3D4fe85fb776 Comment: Shameless, self promoting propaganda is
alive and well. Part of the article has been removed as it was merely a
reiteration of the portion printed above. It can be read at the original
site. You may want to bring a sick bag.
http://www.sott.net/articles/show/160405-Bombs-away-Rise-in-Renters-Erasing-Gains-for-Ownership Comment: Do you think "Mr. Bush's" reference to the
'ownership society' indicates that people are owned, not that they can
own? Considering the amount of debt, number of bankruptcies and
homeless in the US, one might suspect the return of indentured
servitude. Buying a home with a mortgage rate that you can not afford
was based upon the illusion of expanding prosperity. An objective look
at human history shows expansion for the illusion it is. The
contactions evidenced by war, starvation, exploitation, genocide,
religious divisions and pathocratic rule are always in evidence. Comment: In 2001, Alan Greenspan, along with Bush's
administration, encouraged variable rate mortgages. Whoever fell for
the bait is now falling further and there is no safety net. Although
the government encouraged risky financial behavior, it is not there to
support the average citizen. Read this article for more
............... august 2007.....
http://www.sott.net/articles/show/160382-Invasion-complete-Oil-companies-return-to-Iraq Comment: How in the world this can be described as a
"win win situation", when it has required the utter destruction of a
country's infrastructure, and the brutal murder of millions of its
citizens? Only a psychopath could come to such a conclusion.
http://www.sott.net/articles/show/160470-Is-Your-City-Going-to-Be-Bottled-Water-Free- Comment: Switching to tap water would have been a
good idea if tap water were really safe. Unfortunately, it is
contaminated with a cocktail of toxic chemicals. The most notably among
them is fluoride, which is one of the most
toxic substances on Earth and which is intentionally
added to the water. So if you really care for your family and the
environment, get a reverse osmosis (RO) water filter today.
http://www.sott.net/articles/show/160485-Poll-44-of-Americans-favor-torture-for-terrorist-suspects Comment: Increasing the acceptance of torture is the
result of an unrelenting propaganda campaign. In his article entitled: The 'ponerization' of humanity,
Joe Quinn writes:
We live in a world where murderous psychopaths in suits (for we can
call them nothing else) have risen to positions of unchecked power in
government and the media and are determined to subject the planet's
population to a constant barrage of hate-filled, war-mongering
propaganda in the hope of 'pyschopathising' every last one of us into supporting their genocidal plans.
These sick bas***ds are beyond belief! On one hand they try to
make as much money as possible by trying to get "the herd" to consume
as much as possible. Then they become horrified at how much the herd is
consuming (less for them) and hatch these horrific schemes. They are
Genocide Is "Cost
Efficient" For American Militaristic Control
Of oil and power! I've been saying this for years but no one
was listening. Now I read this POWERFUL ARTICLE and the author makes it
so very clear!
I've found this article so very clear about our situation as
prey for these psychopaths and their predator system of economic and
world domination that I've sent it to many people plus I've put it
under many headings in my electronic library!
Thanks SOTT Team for printing this article! It is VERY
IMPORTANT and explains so much about the REALITY our existence!
This is obviously a multi-pronged assault, but in terms of
food, think also of Codex Alimentarius which is due to be implemented
fully late next year. Think about that: a global law that states the
nutrients are toxins and must therefore be regulated to levels they
That coupled with the blanket verbotens on smoking will leave
the immune system further exposed to their designer pathogens.
A theater indeed, but with no catharsis for the audience, only
confusion produced by Israel's conflicting and obscure send messages,
and the media's complicity in spreading them, without real journalistic
investigation. Read Transmarginal Inhibition, and you will
(...)...for it’s not a case of defending or attacking Mugabe but of
exposing the phony human rights message being peddled by the pirates.
The author of this piece, Amos Schocken, of the Schocken
publishing dynasty, is the owner of the Israeli newspaper-of-record Haaretz.
It seems incredible that someone like this should only just have come
to the realisation that Israel has the characteristics of an apartheid state. The
past 60 years have shown ample evidence of this already, from the
massacre at Deir Yassin in 1948, to today's police and IDF support for
illegal Jewish settlers, and victimisation of more or less any innocent
Arab they come across. But then, life in Israel (if you're a Jew) is
like life in a bubble. The victimisation doesn't happen here,
it's happening 10 miles away - and for that reason, it might as well be
happening 10,000 miles away. Out of sight, out of mind ...
is a writer and journalist based in Nazareth, Israel. His latest books
are Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan
to Remake the Middle East (Pluto, 2008), and Disappearing
Palestine (Zed, forthcoming).
The fact is, the process of increasing control of the
population has been going on for a very long time. These days are just
the final stages. Jeff Wells is probably right when he says that
knowing about this process will not much alter the trajectory of
increasing pathocratic control, of grand theft economics, and genocide
through slow poisoning and aerial bombing. But knowledge protects, and
learning to discern the lies we're told every day gives us a choice: to
serve the Truth, or to put our heads in the sand. The possibility of
this choice at least gives us a chance to become more human, rather
than more robotic - as the Powers That Be would like us to remain.
Update your bookmarks: We're now at rigint.blogspot.com. Cautiously
pessimistic Canadian author and satirist. My first novel, "Anxious
Gravity," is published by Dundurn Press.
Israeli jurist and former Knesset member Amnon Rubinstein recently
editorialized on “national suicide” in the Jerusalem Post. Citing
Israeli army Lt. Col. Ari Bar Yossef, Rubinstein offered Saddam
Hussein, Yasser Arafat and the Taliban in Afghanistan as exemplars of
this new construct. Hussein could have avoided overthrow by giving U.N.
arms inspectors free rein to search his country. Arafat, after the
failure of the Camp David peace talks, could have continued negotiating
but resorted to violence. Finally, the Taliban could have given up
Osama bin Laden to the U.S. but instead invited self-destruction. All
this because, per Rubinstein, these leaders prefer dying to
“negotiating with infidels.”
“National suicide” will soon be an incantation by neoconservative
and other pro-Israeli pundits and politicians on the “bomb Iran”
bandwagon. Its strategic implications are clear: We can’t trust
irrational regimes because they are not deterred by threat of
annihilation. Therefore, extraordinary actions — such as preemptive
attack — may be not only justified but necessary. It further shifts
moral responsibility to the victim. In the “national suicide”
formulation, it is the martyr that chooses death, while the actual
killers are merely the instrument by which the suicide — or, as the
case may be, the destruction of a country — is carried out.
Yet the idea of an Arab Muslim tendency toward self-destruction is
wrongheaded and dangerous.(...)
Bisharat is a professor at Hastings College of the Law in San
Francisco and writes frequently on law and politics in the Middle East.
Another scary week with oil rising 4% in dollars and the Dow falling
almost four and a half percent. As Nouriel Roubini points out, until
recently it was possible for some to think that the worst of the
financial crisis was past. Now few could say that.
With energy and food prices rising rapidly, average people feel the
crisis in their gut. But should we be so pessimistic? Maybe a change in
perspective will help us. A couple of weeks ago we quoted Ran
Prieur who said that we should think of "corporate rule"
when we hear the term "the economy." We should interpret "expansion" as
a "contraction." So if we hear that the economy is crashing, can we
think that really the rule of psychopathic corporations is crashing?
Of course a lot of people will get hurt when something so large
falls, but do we really want corporate rule to continue? On the other
hand, we shouldn't just passively wait for the crash to happen. As Franklin Sanders put it, the way to rebuild
an economy after it crashes is to rebuild it before it
If the system that has been in place for a generation is ending,
then opposite trends may characterize the next phase. If the last 25
years has seen globalization and the increasing power of multinational
corporations, all of which has been dependent of cheap oil and U.S.
hegemony, than maybe we will see more localization of economic life.
Higher energy and transportation costs and the collapse of the unipolar
world of U.S. military predominance should reinforce that trend. Who
knows, maybe the trend of increasing social isolation and stress can be reversed. Again, if we are not
passive and begin to build newer, more humane and localized economic
and social forms perhaps we can lessen the pain of the coming crisis.
For many years now the American
foreign policy has been characterized by the strong tie between the
United States and Israel. Does the United States in fact keep Israel on
its feet? And how long will it continue to do so? In March 2006 the
American political scientists John Mearsheimer (University of Chicago)
and Steve Walt (Harvard) published the controversial article 'The
Israel Lobby and US foreign policy'. In it they state that it is not,
or no longer, expedient for the US to support and protect present-day
Israel. The documentary sheds light on both parties involved in the
discussion: those who wish to maintain the strong tie between the US
and Israel, and those who were critical of it and not infrequently
became 'victims' of the lobby. The question arises to what extend the
pro-Israel lobby ultimately determines the military and political
importance of Israel itself. Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson (Colin Powell's
former chief-of-staff) explains how the lobby's influence affects the
decision-making structure in the White House.
With political scientist John Mearsheimer, neocon Richard Perle, lobby
organization AIPAC, televangelist John Hagee, historian Tony Judt,
Human Rights Watch director Kenneth Roth, colonel Lawrence Wilkerson,
Democrat Earl Hilliard, Israeli peace negotiator Daniel Levy and
investigative journalist Michael Massing.
Research: William de Bruijn
Director: Marije Meerman
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is VPRO's international 50 minute documentary programme. The programme
focuses on our globalized world in which economies, societies and
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................................................... July 1, 2008
China Warns US Economy On Brink Of Collapse Over Massive Dollar Outflow
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) is warning today that an ‘unprecedented’ inflow of money from Western Nations has increased their foreign reserves to nearly $1.8 trillion, of which billions cannot be explained.
This news comes at the same time that reports in the United States arestating:
“United Nations sources report that there has been a sudden rush in requests for foreign exchange wire transfer requests from New York City banks. The sudden demand for transferring funds abroad has resulted in a 24 to 48-hour processing delay due to the sheer volume of requests.
Foreign employees at the United Nations are transferring their money from accounts at the United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) and other New York City banks, both domestic and foreign-owned, and the move has been sudden.
There has been no explanation for the sudden wire transfer activity, although the rumor mill suggests fears of a sudden economic collapse and/or a U.S. and Israeli military attack on Iran, which could touch off a wider regional conflict.”
So alarmed have the Chinese become of the West’s rush to engulf the World in Total War that President Hu Jintao has accepted Japan’s invitation and will make a rare visit outside of his country to voice China’s concerns directly to the Western Leaders at their scheduled G-8 Summit.
As soaring oil prices continue to pummel the United States economy, and as the ‘drumbeats for war’ become deafening, the American public is being whipped into a war frenzy with a new warning being issued by one of their top Senators, Joseph Lieberman, that the US ‘will be attacked in 2009’, and by a top Pentagon official warning that ‘Israel is increasingly likely to attack Iranian nuclear facilities this year.’
Not being understood by the American people, however, and as Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had previously pointed out by stating “I feel that oil prices are going up artificially. There is a game going on behind it.”, our World is literally drowning in oil due to the machinations of the US War Leaders to artificially raise the price of this fuel to a level reflecting a total cutoff of Middle Eastern supplies.
Though the Commander of the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet, Vice-Admiral Kevin J. Cosgriff, has stated that they ‘won’t allow’ Iran to close down the Strait of Hormuz, the ferocity of an Iranian counterattack against the West would be devastating, and as we can read as reported by the Christian Science Monitor News Service:
“Iran's supreme religious leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei also warned of far-reaching revenge in 2006. "The Americans should know that if they assault Iran, their interests will be harmed anywhere in the world that is possible," he said. "The Iranian nation will respond to any blow with double the intensity."
Analysts say Iran has a number of tools to make good on those threats and take pride in taking on a more powerful enemy. "This is not something they are shying away from," says Alex Vatanka, a Middle East security analyst at Jane's Information Group in Washington.
"They say: 'Conventional warfare is not something we can win against theUS, but we have other assets in the toolbox,' " says Mr. Vatanka, notingthat the IRGC commander appointed last fall has been "marketed as this genius behind asymmetric warfare doctrine."
Any US-Iran conflict would push up oil prices, and though Iran could disrupt shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf, its weak economy depends on oil revenues.
But nearby US forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Gulf provide a host of targets. Iran claimed last October that it could rain down 11,000 rockets upon "the enemy" within one minute of an attack and that rate "would continue."
Further afield, Israel is within range of Iran's Shahab-3 ballistic missiles, and Hezbollah claims its rockets – enhanced and resupplied by Iran since the 2006 war to an estimated 30,000 – can now hit anywhere in the Jewish state, including its nuclear plant at Dimona.
Closer to home, Iran has honed a swarming tactic, in which small and lightly armed speedboats come at far larger warships from different directions. A classified Pentagon war game in 2002 simulated just such an attack and in it the Navy lost 16 major warships, according to a report in The New York Times last January.”
But, not just to war and fuel worries are the Americans facing either, and as we can read:
“You. Will. Not. Be. Able. To. Get. Food. Need this be spelled out any more plainly? It is time to consider that the stage has been set for petroleum-induced famine.
We have "innocently" accommodated rising population with greater and greater food production via technology and the profit motive. But now we have run out of room to grow, as biotechnology, for example, has severe limitations -- major ones being petroleum dependence and topsoil loss. The biggest wild card for our existence is climate change, as we see with floods and other extreme weather affecting our food supply.
We are headed for massive shortages of food and other essentials, mainly brought about by the depletion of geological fossil reserves of cheap energy and water. The situation is demonstrated regularly with easy arithmetic based on statistical indicators from the United Nations, Worldwatch Institute, World Resources Institute, Earth Policy Institute, and numerous governments. Usually the full force of the message is offset by predictions of huge rises in future human population growth that are simple extrapolations of historical trends.
No one can say with certainty that the worst effects of today's crisis will occur tomorrow or by any particular date. But it is irrational to assume there will only be gradual tightening of supplies until some solutions miraculously come to our aid. One ought to at least admit that one year ago few people thought we'd be going in the direction we're going in, this fast, today.
Three days is our average food supply around the modernized world, i.e., for cities and their supermarkets. Long-term food stocks have plummeted: "Cereal stocks that are at their lowest level in 30 years," according toWorldwatch institute in its most recent Vital Signs. This is exacerbated by increasingly weirder weather, compounded by the oil price/supply pressure on food. What can interfere with the three-day situation are truckers on strike (as in Europe), extended/repeated power outages, and the inability of the work force to commute to work.”
Though more Americans are listening to our warnings there doesn’t exist evidence, yet, that they are preparing for the catastrophes lying in wait for them. It is as if they have forgotten the most basic lessons of everything their ancestors once taught them, the first being that all else comes second to storing food in times of crisis.