Globalization, Free Trade, and the Bible

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Go to now, ye rich men , weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.  Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.  Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days .   Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud , crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.  Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.  Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.  Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh  
-- James 5:1-8

The verses above clearly are not generic in the sense that they apply to all rich men of all ages.  These verses clearly apply to rich men during the last days .  

If you saw the recent Frontline Special on Walmart (to cite one example) you saw how Walmart effectively ran Rubbermaid out of business because they would not eat an increase in the price of resin (used to manufacture plastic containers).  In other words, Walmart told Rubbermaid that Walmart would not accept a price increase, even though one was warranted.  You also saw how Walmart through its buying practices (by virtue of controlling a huge portion of the retail business) is forcing American companies to close and move their manufacturing operations to China where workers have no choice but to take jobs at $30 per month .  During the Frontline special we watched as Rubbermaid's multi-million dollar injection equipment was being sold at auction to our new trading partner, China.  To read about the Frontline Report "Is Walmart Good for America" and others like it, read this-
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

from the page Walmart at a Glance we read-
Here are some stats and facts that capture Wal-Mart's size and scale.

100 million: The number of people who shop at Wal-Mart's 3400 American stores every week.

50 million: The amount of square footage Wal-Mart plans to add this year, including 50-55 new Wal-Mart stores, 220-230 new Supercenters, 35-40 new Sam's Club and 130-140 new international stores. [View a chart of Wal-Mart locations worldwide, as of Jan. 31, 2004.]

1.2 million: The number of Wal-Mart associates in the U.S. Any full- or part-time Wal-Mart employee, up to and including the CEO, is considered an "associate," in Wal-Mart parlance. Internationally, Wal-Mart employs an additional 330,000 associates.

600,000: The number of new employees Wal-Mart hires each year. The company's turnover rate is 44 percent -- close to the retail industry average.

1979: The year Wal-Mart's sales first top $1 billion.

$256 billion : Wal-Mart's sales in 2003. In the words of Wal-Mart CFO Tom Schoewe, Wal-Mart's sales are equal to "one IBM, one Hewlett Packard, one Dell computer, one Microsoft and one Cisco System -- and oh, by the way, after that we got $2 billion left over."

35: The number of Wal-Mart Supercenters in China.

$15 billion: The amount of Chinese products Wal-Mart estimates it imports each year; others suggest the number may be higher.

$120 billion: The U.S. trade deficit with China in 2003.

8 percent: The amount of total U.S. retail sales, excluding automobiles, accounted for by Wal-Mart.

$9.98: The average full-time hourly wage for a Wal-Mart employee. The average full-time hourly wage in metro areas (defined as areas with a population of 50,000 or more) is $10.38. In some urban areas it is higher: $11.03 in Chicago, $11.08 in San Francisco, and $11.20 in Austin.

 
 
As part of "globalization" and "free trade" (and the resultant 1500+ page NAFTA agreement, which no single congressman reportedly even read) we have created a migrant worker population for Mexico which is breaking up their families and creating horrible conditions in Mexico as well - to the point where the population of Mexico wants to run their president out of the country. There is no question but that (in the interest of "free trade" and the "global" economy) the people in Mexico are having to suffer.  [Search for NAFTA ruins Mexico on the internet].  It certainly appears as if the impoverished Mexicans (in conjunction with our non-existent immigration laws, while we are in a war-on-terror, no less; surely they think we are stupid) are being compelled to come to the United States so that some businesses can take advantage of a cheap labor force. [Note- Walmart is just one example.  There are many others as well].  What is at stake here, (while we are short-sightedly (and selfishly) rushing out to get the cheapest goods we can find) is the very existence of the middle class in the United States of America and elsewhere.  The existence of the middle class and the grace of God is what makes this nation what it is.

Before anyone offers that this page promotes any "Clash of Civilizations" between the United States and the Hispanic immigrant population, read this .  There is no worse idea than the inevitability of a "Clash of Civilizations."  

What we are really talking about here is the TRUE results of so-called "free trade" in the world today and how it is leading to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.  I am not trying to run for the Senate here, obviously; would not accept the job if offerred.  What is pointed out here is actually what is happening and will likely worsen in the near future.

Does the Bible have anything to say about the possibility of future food shortages?  The answer is YES and the timing of this is clearly in the tribulation period as described in Revelation Chapter 6.  

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.   And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat
for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine
.
-- Revelation 6:5-6

 Are the policies and the centralization of the food industry leading to the coming shortage of food?  Apparently, the answer is YES.

First of all, the ENTIRE SEEDSTOCKS of the world are apparently in the hands of only FIVE companies.  Since this is reducing the genetic diversity of the seed stocks, this makes the food supply more susceptible to destruction from viruses, etc.

See the entire report here- http://larouchepub.com/eiw/public/2004/2004_40-49/2004-48/pdf/52-59_47_ecoheff.pdf
This is an interview with Dr William Heffernan.  Dr Heffernan says that the monopoly power now extends from the seeds to the cereal bowl .

Furthermore, he says that because of the use of robotics in the slaughter of animals that the robots are not taking into account the variations in size of animals (which leads to the spread of disease).  To compensate for this, those that raise animals are being forced to go to more uniform sizes (more uniform genetics).  These less diversified genetics will lead to more vulnerable animals.  So, for grains and for animals the question is - who keeps the other strains going?  Answer - no one.

Dr Heffernan conducted a study in 1999 and since then the RETAIL portion of the food industry is beginnning to further centralize the food business. He says that Carrefour of France, Royal Ahold of the Netherlands and Walmart are the chief retail operatives.

Dr. Heffernan cites a study from Purdue thats shows the United States as a net food importer by the year 2006.

Further, he says these firms (Carrefour, Ahold, Walmart) are in effect [from their position of retail power] making decisions to promote their profits and sales which basically then become the universal decision about What gets produced, where it gets produced, who produces it, how it's produced, and basically, who gets to eat...and hunger is going to keep going up, as long as we keep making the decision solely on what makes the most money for these large corporations.

 

Friends, this is what is meant by rich men in the last days.  There are entire groups of professors and their associations discussing the basis for creating a "fair" distribution of food to a hungry world.  I have a feeling that those that go along with the accepted " moral, ethical standard" will be the ones allowed to eat .

It is true that many who are attacking Walmart are of the socialist persuasion who have "ideas" on how to redistribute the worlds goods.


02-28-2006

If the UAE ports debacle does not convince us that the "rich men" of the last days are running this country, what will?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/dubious-about-dubai-cutt_b_16187.html
Bush's reputation as the Great Protector who will do anything -- anything! -- to keep us safe, even if it means torturing, spying, and trashing the Constitution and the Geneva Conventions, is his one remaining political asset. And putting six of our major ports under the control of the United Arab Emirates threatens to undermine this rep in an irreparable way.

You don't need to be a member of the Council on Foreign Relations to grasp that a country that embraced the Taliban, was a financial hub for the 9/11 attackers, and whose own ports were used by notorious Pakistani scientist A.Q. Kahn to smuggle nuclear components to Iran, Libya, and North Korea, probably shouldn't be handed the keys to shipping operations in New York, New Jersey, Miami, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New Orleans...

But instead of pulling back from the deal and hurriedly looking for the port operations equivalent of Sam Alito, the president stomped his feet, held his breath, and stuck out his veto.

Bush hasn't vetoed a single bill in five years. Turns out his line in the sand can be found in the deserts of the UAE.

Here are just some of the questions that need to be answered: Why was it approved in little more than half the 45-days mandatedfind out about the deal until it was already done? Why wasn't Congress briefed about the transaction before it was approved? What role did the corporate connections of Treasury Secretary Snow and newly appointed Maritime Administration head David Sanborn play in winning the White House's backing? Was the deal tied to the pending trade agreement the administration is negotiating with the UAE?  

As Senator Graham put it recently-
paraphrasing- The manager of the maritime ports has the sole responsibility for hiring guards, putting up fences, establishing security technology. The manager of the maritime ports is given a copy of the Homeland Security Vulnerability Report and is responsible for developing the cargo manifest.  [Dear Coast Guard, this container is nothing but peanut butter.  The president's threat to veto has nothing whatsoever to do with security, its presence, or its absence.]

http://www.workingforchange.com/blog/index.cfm?mode=entry&entry=8F0C2C26-E5A6-B306-55BE87948B44A59C

The dirty little secret behind the UAE port security flap
Politicians and the media are loudly decrying the Bush administration's proposal to turn over port security to a firm owned by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - a country with ties to terrorists. They are talking tough about national security - but almost no one is talking about what may have fueled the administration's decision to push forward with this deal: the desire to move forward Big Money's "free" trade agenda.

How much does "free" trade have to do with this? How about a lot. The Bush administration is in the middle of a two-year push to ink a corporate-backed "free" trade accord with the UAE. At the end of 2004, in fact, it was Bush Trade Representative Robert Zoellick who proudly boasted of his trip to the UAE to begin negotiating the trade accord. Rejecting this port security deal might have set back that trade pact. Accepting the port security deal - regardless of the security consequences - likely greases the wheels for the pact. That's probably why instead of backing off the deal, President Bush - supposedly Mr. Tough on National Secuirty - took the extraordinary step of threatening to use the first veto of his entire presidency to protect the UAE's interests. Because he knows protecting those interetsts - regardless of the security implications for America - is integral to the "free" trade agenda all of his corporate supporters are demanding.

The Inter Press Service highlights exactly what's at stake, quoting a conservative activists who admits that this is all about trade:

"The United States' trade relationship with the UAE is the third largest in the Middle East, after Israel and Saudi Arabia. The two nations are engaged in bilateral free talks that would liberalise trade between the two countries and would, in theory at least, allow companies to own and operate businesses in both nations. 'There are legitimate security questions to be asked but it would be a mistake and really an insult to one of our leading trading partners in that region to reject this commercial transaction out of hand,' said Daniel T. Griswold, who directs the Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, a Washington-based libertarian think tank."

Look, we've seen this before. Just last year, Congress approved a U.S. taxpayer-funded loan by the Bush administration to a British company to help build nuclear technology in Communist China. Despite major security concerns raised - and a legislative effort to block the loan - Congress's "free traders" (many of whom talk so tough on security) made sure the loan went through so as to preserve the U.S.-China free trade relationship that is allowing lawmakers' corporate campaign contributors export so many U.S. jobs.

There is no better proof that our government takes its orders from corporate interests than these kinds of moves. That's what this UAE deal is all about - the mixture of the right-wing's goal of privatizing all government services (even post 9/11 port security!) with the political Establishment's desire to make sure Tom-Friedman-style "free" trade orthodoxy supersedes everything.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-sirota/an-open-letter-to-tom-fri_b_15810.html

Mr. Roberts reports that government data shows that over the last five years - the years where all the major free trade pacts have been fully implemented - job growth in America has been "the weakest on record" with the U.S. economy coming up "more than 7 million jobs short of keeping up with population growth." Since you so ardently supported the Iraq War, we can put that into terms you understand: Roberts notes that the declines in key sectors "have more in common with a country undergoing saturation bombing during war than with a super-economy that is the envy of the world." Here are the details:

"Communications equipment lost 43% of its workforce. Semiconductors and electronic components lost 37% of its workforce. The workforce in computers and electronic products declined 30%. Electrical equipment and appliances lost 25% of its employees. The workforce in motor vehicles and parts declined 12%. Furniture and related products lost 17% of its jobs. Apparel manufacturers lost almost half of the work force. Employment in textile mills declined 43%. Paper and paper products lost one-fifth of its jobs. The work force in plastics and rubber products declined by 15%. Even manufacturers of beverages and tobacco products experienced a 7% shrinkage in jobs.The knowledge jobs that were supposed to take the place of lost manufacturing jobs in the globalized 'new economy' never appeared. The information sector lost 17% of its jobs, with the telecommunications work force declining by 25%. Even wholesale and retail trade lost jobs. Despite massive new accounting burdens imposed by Sarbanes-Oxley, accounting and bookkeeping employment shrank by 4%. Computer systems design and related lost 9% of its jobs. Today there are 209,000 fewer managerial and supervisory jobs than 5 years ago."
What we are witnessing is the destruction of the middle class in the United States on the altar of "free-trade".  Security nor any other topic takes precedence over the "global economy."  This is in reality a Global Class War.

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060213/faux

That the global economy is developing a global ruling class should come as no shock. All markets generate economic class differences. In stable, self-contained national economies, where capital and labor need each other, political bargaining produces a social contract that allows enough wealth to trickle down from the top to keep the majority loyal. "What's good for General Motors is good for America," Dwight Eisenhower's Defense Secretary famously said in the 1950s. The United Auto Workers agreed, which at the time seemed to toss the notion of class warfare into the dustbin of history.

But as domestic markets become global, investors increasingly find workers, customers and business partners almost anywhere. Not surprisingly, they have come to share more economic interests with their peers in other countries than with people who simply have the same nationality. They also share a common interest in escaping the restrictions of their domestic social contracts.

The class politics of this new world economic order is obscured by the confused language that filters the globalization debate from talk radio to Congressional hearings to university seminars. On the one hand, we are told that the flow of money and goods across borders is making nation-states obsolete. On the other, global economic competition is almost always defined as conflict among national interests. Thus, for example, the US press warns us of a dire economic threat from China. Yet much of the "Chinese" menace is a business partnership between China's commissars, who supply the cheap labor, and America's (and Japan's and Europe's) capitalists, who supply the technology and capital. "World poverty" is likewise framed as an issue of the distribution of wealth between rich and poor countries, ignoring the existence of rich people in poor countries and poor people in rich countries.

The conventional wisdom makes globalization synonymous with "free trade" among autonomous nations. Yet as Renato Ruggiero, the first director-general of the World Trade Organization, noted in a rare moment of candor, "We are no longer writing the rules of interaction among separate national economies. We are writing the constitution of a single global economy." (Emphasis added.)

Go to now, ye rich men , weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.  Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.  Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days .   Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud , crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.  Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.  Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.  Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh  
-- James 5:1-8

The port security of the United States will take a back seat to the rich men and the president who said of the war on terror "if you are not with us, you are against us",  will threaten his first veto to make sure the UAE trade agreement (not port management) proceeds regardless of security considerations.  Who is kidding whom?  We inspect about 5% of these containers today.


End 02-28-2006


03-01-2006

According to some websites the selling of the port management function to a UAE company is being promoted by the same neocons that brought us the Iraq invasion for WMDs and the concept of "perpetual war."  As outrageous as this sounds, it could be true.  Assuming there is some validity to that, let us theorize for a moment.  Do a google search and see if this turns up as believed.

What if there is a plan (deep within the recesses of the intelligence community) to widen and deepen the Clash of Civilizations (aka the West versus Islam)?  Would nuking some ports simultaneously (especially if they were managed by an Arab company) get the job done?   Look at this verse - I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles...  Eze 39:6
It might be a stretch and it might not be a stretch.  We will watch the UAE scenario and see what happens.  It may or may not fly (be approved).  If it does fly, we will receive every assurance that there is no security risk.  Plus, the focus of the Americans on the Arab port managers has already been achieved (enabling an even greater American reaction if an incident goes down).   Believe me, given enough lead time, the intelligence community could make any port manager look really bad, just like they did the security "overseers" on 9-11 (the FBI, the CIA, NORAD, the FAA, and the United States Military's air defense interceptors for at least an hour and a half).  Unbelievable, really.  A Russian general said they would have intercepted within a few minutes. If I was the UAE company, I would not take the bait.  We might need to remove the "Taliban" from the UAE to get a hold on the Straits of Hormuz (look at the map).  Seriously, perhaps we are "buying" influence to help us in the coming confrontation with Iran (over petro-dollars versus Euro-dollars) and the Iranian nuclear program. 

In the book Dollars for Terror, Labeviere, the statement is made that globalization and terrorism work hand in hand.  Terrorism necessitates a military presence which alters the national, political and economic landscapes (making way for a global strategic viewpoint and the tactical implementation of it).  I don't have my copy in front of me, but, when I do get it, I will post the quote entirely.

The lack of admininstration "knowledge" of this UAE deal is so blatant that it smacks of an insider attack on the White House, especially given the rapidity with which certain facts appeared everywhere, such as the UAE entourage camped near bin Laden during the Clinton administration that kept the US from targeting bin Laden and the disappearance of the al-Qaeda camp when a minor Clinton official complained to a minor UAE official.  We will keep watching, but, you can lay odds that the UAE deal is connected to the Iranian situation from the White House's perspective.  We need influence in the area regarding oil supplies and potential UN resolutions on the Iranian nuclear program.  (Of course, perhaps, the White House, taking a clue from the Clinton deal which leased the Long Beach Naval Yards to a Chinese company, believes the American people are still asleep.)  On the intelligence side of the fence there may be another reason to sell port management to an Arab country.  See Dollars for Terror.

End 03-01-2006

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03-02-2006

Do the new forms of terrorism actually embody the highest stage of capitalism?  There is a disconcerting convergence between Islamic ideology and certain economic networks in the process of being globalized... (p. 58, Labeviere)  it is imperative to do everything possible to stop the associations linked with the Gulf countries from financing these terrorist groups... it is imperative to cut the money pipelines that allow the CIA's "Afghans" to organize their international networks. (p. 59, Labeviere)

Does this explain why the White House is at war with the CIA?  The "Afghans" (creatures of CIA) are being fought against by the White House.

Recently I have tried to piece together a cogent explanation (in my own mind) of what is happening in the Middle East and how it could lead to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

Somewhat arbitrarily I stumbled across a book.  The last several days I have tried to find time to read the book Dollars for Terror, the United States and Islam, by Richard Labeviere.  I finished 78 pages (of 392) and the thought occurred to me that if my theory was correct (formed while reading the 78 pages of the book), then, an internet search of Porter Goss an outsider in the CIA would yield some interesting results.  It did.  My theory - the Bush administration is at war with the CIA and those within the CIA with an "oldline" viewpoint.

Well, what turned up is an article by Robert Dreyfuss in which he says
http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewPrint&articleId=10472

" Exactly as intended, Porter Goss has hit the Central Intelligence Agency like a wrecking ball ... And Robert Novak, the principal conduit for the White House leak campaign against Plame and Wilson, concocted an indictment against Pillar [a CIA officer] for supposedly having leaked a CIA report that contradicted the most cherished assumptions of the administration about Iraq. The incident with Pillar, wrote Novak, “leads to the unavoidable conclusion that the president of the United States and the Central Intelligence Agency are at war with each other.” ... Within weeks of Goss’ arrival, it was clear that the agency had been plunged into turmoil. One after another, top CIA officials bolted: ... the heads of the European and East Asia divisions; and many more. Pillar, the Middle East national intelligence officer, took retirement. Many others, less prominent, also quit, were fired, or took jobs as consultants. Rockefeller, watching from the sidelines, said Goss “faces rumors of a partisan purge at the CIA.”

Another retired chief of station, who maintains close ties inside the CIA, said that scores of top agency officials have scattered. Some have made deals with contractors, returning to the CIA sporting the green badge signifying that they are from the private sector, yet working alongside CIA officers doing the same job for half as much money. Others have taken jobs in the military-industrial complex. And still others are flocking to the new office of the director of national intelligence, led by Negroponte. “What’s left behind are what you’d call the less enlightened people,” he says. “Hot molecules escape; the cold ones are left behind..

The partisan, pro-Bush nature of the current regime at the CIA was underlined when Goss issued a widely leaked memorandum telling agency employees to “support the administration and its policies in our work,” adding, “As agency employees we do not identify with, support, or champion opposition to the administration or its policies..

On the seventh floor at Langley, Goss is reportedly isolated. His staff protects him from agency veterans. It is said that he doesn’t walk the halls or mix readily with the troops, doesn’t eat in the CIA cafeteria, and gets chilly stares from employees. Many of them are angry that Goss has quietly allowed Negroponte to usurp traditional CIA roles, such as briefing the president on daily intelligence. “He’s seen as a weak leader, not as an advocate,” says one recently retired Middle East CIA officer. “So the agency is losing its position of influence.” Having clashed early with the Directorate of Operations, Goss has alienated -- some say irreparably -- the heart of the CIA: its clandestine service. “Without the [Directorate of Operations], the CIA is the Brookings Institution with razor wire,” says one former agent. Another adds: “The [Directorate of Operations] won’t forgive Goss. With the [directorate], you are either an ‘us’ or a ‘them.’ With the start Goss made, he was firmly placed in the ‘them’ category.”

If you could answer the question as to why they are at war, it would be a 1000 page book.  However, documenting all the details of the war is not the objective (and it's a good thing because there is no way I could do it anyway).   We are just trying to understand what the objectives and methods of the administration in the Middle East might be and why they might be opposed by the CIA.  First of all, the motive of no individual is being questioned here.  It is my firm belief that those involved are doing what they believe is the right thing to do.  Furthermore, much of what is unfolding might be better viewed as somewhat of "an accident of history" than as some kind of conspiracy.   However, by way of example, let me ask a few questions.  Has it ever occurred to you that, regardless of the merits of overthrowing Saddam, there could have been operatives within the intelligence community that made it difficult to target Saddam and his sons?  How else was it that the cruise missles missed so many times?  This would not be the first time that the intelligence community had a different agenda than the commander in chief.  Examples: the Bay of Pigs fiasco and the deliberate downing of the U2 spy plane to stop a disarmament conference with the Soviets.  Is it possible that within the intelligence labyrinth there are those opposed to the United States establishing a huge military presence in Iraq?  Is it possible that foreign influence has been felt within our own intelligence services?  Why is the present administration so hell-bent on circumventing the present intelligence arrangement?  Why is there now a Director of National Intelligence?  Is it really about increasing the levels of communications among agencies?

There is no more important piece of real estate in the world right now than the Middle East and everyone (political, economic, and religious) has a stake in it.  Whatever the influence level may be, it will be used in a matter of this significance.   Is the subject matter democracy, "peak" oil and the fight for supplies, globalization, Zionism, economic warfare, terrorism, religion, imperial America?   The answer is yes.   China, Russia, Europe, Israel, and the Muslim world are all watching.   Behold, the Day of the Lord cometh...For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle is what the Lord has said (Zech 14:1-2).  The day is approaching.

End 03-02-2006


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03-09-2006

Continuing with the idea, expressed in the book Dollars for Terror, that terrorism and globalization go hand in hand, we read a few quotes -
... in most cases the Islamist concept of sovereignty goes hand in hand with an ongoing temptation to partition and divide territories.  These, in turn, will support the emergence of so many new markets for American investors, spaces whose economic future offers triple benefits: the provision of raw materials, the guarantee of a zone of exponentially growing demand for consumer goods, and finally, the impossibility that any new competing hubs will emerge. (p. 47)

[think 20th century primarily, but it continues]

After WWII, we find...

Washington would rely on Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey as the bases of its strategy of the containment of the Communist expansion, and this would reinforce the development and the global influence of the Islamic ideology; this strategy would culminate in the "holy war" of Afghanistan (p. 48). [the Taliban kicked the Soviets butt using CIA provided stinger SAMs.  Per Brezinski's public admission, the United States enticed the Soviets to invade Aghanistan by a deliberate strategy.]  In spite of the Soviet Army's withdrawal and the collapse of the Eastern bloc, this strategy is enjoying its second wind today with "Eurasia"; defined by Zbigniew Brezinski as the United States' main interest for the next millennium; it is an area very rich in raw materials, extending from Western Europe to China, via Central Asia. (p. 48)

By actuating the "Islamist lever" once more, the United States thus generates a new zone of political instability that renders their presence, then their arbitration, necessary in Eurasia... In summary, Islamism is soluble in capitalism; Islamism is an antidote to nationalist temptations; and finally, Islamism is a rampart against the ever present threat of a return of socialism.  In short, Islamism is an essential ally of the neoliberal revival. [page 50]
[Emphasis added]

The religious, ethnic and identity conflicts have revealed new economic risks and opportunities and given a new strategic importance to a "weakened world order." [p 54]

By installing state-led theological-political orders, the geopolitical face of Islamist ideology is taking full benefit, while its heroes, the guardians of the (nearly completed) neo-liberal globalization, have become subcontractors of the American influence in the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Central Asia...This vast construction project requires local project superintendents, financiers, Mafias, private security companies and mercenaries engaged in Algeria, in Bosnia, in Chechnya, Afghanistan... that thrive...in the de-territorialized space at the margins of Islam... There are many transnational networks detached from any national and or state roots, set up on a temporary basis around any Islamic causes to be defended here and there...This alliance is aimed less at the contested state apparatuses than at the civil society... [p. 55]
emphasis added


End 03-09-2006


03-14-2006

We have exhibited quotes from Dollars for Terror which demonstrate how "assymetrical warfare" works in conjunction with globalization.  In a recent article Lyndon LaRouche posits the same position from a slightly different, but apparently true, perspective.
All emphasis is added.

LaRouche underscored that there is no "Iran crisis" per se. There is an "Iran incident," provoked by the British government of Tony Blair and his Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, and greatly abetted by the Washington, D.C. Bush Administration circles of Vice President Dick Cheney, Acting United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, and others, with the aim of provoking the Bernard Lewis and Samuel Huntington-labeled "Clash of Civilizations," modeled precisely on the medieval Crusades against Islam, that sank European civilization into an extended Dark Age of disease, famine, and perpetual war.

LaRouche warned, in no uncertain terms, that any military action against Iran, ostensibly triggered by Iran's efforts to acquire a nuclear weapons capability that is years off into the future, would unleash a global form of asymmetric warfare, which would be impossible to contain once it erupted. This fact is known to the financier circles behind Blair, Straw, and Cheney. Their goal is nothing less than instigating just such a global Hobbesian conflict, to wipe out the last vestiges of sovereign nation-states from the planet, and impose the ultimate "globalization" dictatorship by a private oligarchy of "property holders" of the strategic raw material and agro-industrial wealth of the planet...  [he is not joking; and I have come to believe that this is the unfortunate truth, in spite of the good intentions of many people]

(after a discussion of the efforts of Moscow and Bejing to defuse the situation, he says)

"On our side, in the United States, this is absolutely insane. We already have a mess in Iraq, which is beyond belief. There is no exit from an extension of this conflict to Iran which we could manage. There are some people who are desperate. And I think Mr. Straw, Jack Straw and company, have been playing the game of the old Arab Bureau fellow, Bernard Lewis, with this war against Islam thing. The essential thing here, when you go down to the bottom line, is we are catering to a global war against Islam. Back to the Crusades, or back to the religious warfare of 1492-1648, that sort of thing."


The Day of the Lord approaches.

End 03-14-2006


03-25-2006

What should our attitude be concerning these things and all others?

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers.  For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.  (Rom 13:1)

Regardless of the situation, we should always understand and remember that the Lord is in charge.  [All we want to accomplish here is to see if current trends correlate with prophecies.  We are to do nothing but wait on the Lord.]

There are many conspiratorial websites on the internet that attack the Bush administration for various reasons.  It is a good idea that we not attribute bad motives to our leaders.  Our leaders may be wrong, but, we do not know their real individual circumstances.  Do I believe it is wrong to sellout the nation for global corporate profits?  Yes, I believe it is wrong.  How many in the Senate believe it is wrong, though?  The cost of a Senate seat is about $1,000,000. Senate salaries are $162,500.  So, for whom do they work? You do the math.

Just to give you an idea of potential problems with anti-White House conspiracy theories, look at this partial definition of fascism.
Extreme racial or cultural nationalism combined with economic> corporatism and authoritarian autocracy; masked during its rise to > state power by pseudo-radical populist appeals to overthrow a > conspiratorial elitist regime;

So, if the propaganda says there is a conspiratorial elitist regime in the White House (which is what they say), could the intent of the propaganda be to cause the very thing the propagandist purports to oppose (fascism)?  Food for thought.  Do you not see that, regardless of the direction you turn, you eventually run into a global fascist?  There are going to be no amenable options left on the planet.  You had better choose wisely while you can..

The situation has developed historically (for various reasons) to the point where just about everyone is in a mad rush to see who can be the first to arrive at the same place.  It brings to mind - Man's goings are of the Lord: how can a man then understand his own way? (Pro 20:24) 

End 03-25-2006


03-26-2006

If you were wondering how a global economic marking system could come to pass with the prerequisite military/police society-supported enforcement, you can look no further than the foreign policy of the United States as described in Dollars for Terror by Labeviere.  The policy, described in the Chapter entitled The Privatization of  U.S. Foreign Policy, demonstrates how foreign military operations are actually being  managed by private companies (NGOs, non-government organizations) without the constitutionally required approval or oversite of the US Congress.  The exoteric motive for all this is "democracy", "humanitarianism," and defeating "terrorism" (the definition of which looks to broaden via the Patriot Act).  Please understand that "soldier" participants, in most cases, have no idea what they are promoting.  Their motives are pure (see the 03-25-2006 update above).  Even many leaders have no idea where this is headed.

Quoting from page 193-

...these private companies altered the course of the wars in ex-Yugoslavia.  [a private company] created almost from whole cloth, and trained, the armies of Croatia and Bosnia... this company... defines itself as "the greatest private structure of military expertise in the world." Since April 1995... the [private company] has been providing its expertise to the Croatian army... Just three months after [private company] was hired, the Croatian army, very disorganized up to that point, conducted a series of victorious offensives.  During the biggest one, "Lightning Storm" (conducted against the Krajina region), hundreds of Serb villages were plundered and burned, hundreds of civilians raped and killed and some 160,000 people dislocated.  The Bosnian government also called on the services of [private company] starting in the beginning of 1996.  And the training and preparation of its armed forces, estimated at $400 million, was mostly paid for by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Brunei, and Malaysia. 

[Say what? If you study your history, you will find that the Serbs are the traditional enemy of the Roman Church.  So what we have here is U.S. sponsored training of military forces traditionally and historically aligned with the Roman Church and the Third Reich (research Ante Pavelic.  See the books of Avro Manhattan, Convert or Die, for example, for Croatian persecution of the Serbs).  The Bosnian/Croatian forces, trained by the NGO, then routed the Eastern Orthodox Serbians. The NGO trainers were paid by the Saudis.  And people say that there is no alignment between Rome and Moslem countries.   Must be a coincidence. Interestingly, the first crusade (circa 1090) was launched against the Serbs by Rome, after the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman (Western) Church both declared themselves the sole universal church in 1054, the Great Schism.  Has the U.S. foreign policy become the unwitting tool for another crusade? ]

Quoting starting on page 194-

The Pentagon pays very close attention to Saudi Arabia, whose "national army" depends today almost exclusively on private U.S. consultants. [one NGO company] mainly looks after the security of the royal family, but also that of strategic sites such as oil wells...

The lessons of [getting caught] Irangate have been learned. The Pentagon is increasingly turning to these "private war companies" as an ideal cover for carrying out its most sensitive operations, independently of the heavy-handed Congressional oversight commissions and undesirable media coverage.  Indeed, the Congress, which constitutionally retains control over external operations of the various Pentagon agencies, has no control over these private partners.  The privatization of the Pentagon agencies is reinforced by a proliferation of security  organizations and guard services employed by the large oil companies that, according to their own agendas, also conduct their own policies.

Without slipping into the fantasy of "plots," I might note that for the last ten years we have been witnessing the emergence of a clandestine U.S. international policy.  Behind the State Department's press releases, international actions are undertaken that are unquestionably out of sync with the officially stated positions of the government of the world's premier power.  "Clandestine U.S. international policy" or, rather, for the various agencies and the interests of their private subcontractors do not always follow the same line.

Such policies extend to that of "education" and "society."

... In spring 1997, several U.S. embassies in Europe contacted the Education Ministries of their respective host countries to acquaint them with a vast program controlled by an NGO ["C"]... intended to promote the topic of "democracy."

In 1995, the US government organized an international meeting with the Federated Teachers of America, in order to create a worldwide network of pedagogues, likely to be vectors of "democratic behaviors."... In Washington, in April 1997, a synthesis meeting in the presence of the World Bank President and the general director of UNESCO, decided to transform the [private NGO, "C"] networks into an NGO headquartered in Strasbourg, near the Council of Europe.  The elected president was none other than the head of the Federated Teachers of America.

Once this assembly was organized, the U.S. embassies in Europe got into action to promote the "C" program... "C" has an impressive international breadth... Togo... Ethiopia... South Africa... Bosnia...Serbia... In the Czech Republic "C" is organizing exchanges between the teaching faculty of Prague and the Center for Civic Education in California.  In collaboration with the Soros Foundation, it advises Hungarian Universities.... In Latvia... Venezuela.. Five British NGO's and universities are also paired with "C" while the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs is working with "C" on its Reform of Religious teaching...  [emphasis added.  "C" is named in the book.  All I am trying to do here is show where U.S. policy is leading.]

Reminds me of the proposal for a new "European" community, comprising some 800 million people and stretching westward from the train yards of Vladivostok to the sun-drenched beaches of CALIFORNIA (page 30 of The Keys of this Blood by Malachi Martin.)

When unofficial military, economic, educational and religious operations are combined (especially to defeat fundamentalists) , you can see how this could eventually lead to a Biblical scenario.

End 03-26-2006


03-27-2006

As to the extent of U.S. government's NGOs involvement in religious activities, witness this-

emphasis added, Page 197 of Dollars for Terror
Several think-tanks, notably at Harvard University, have opened programs specifically devoted to the "geopolitics of religion."  As with "C" [the NGO mentioned above], they are already challenging the recognized international organizations, such as the World Council of Churches (WCC).

"the religious field is now a priority of the U.S. government's private auxiliaries," explains a U.S. diplomat stationed in Paris, "because it offers doubly useful levers of influence.  They are, on the one hand, powerful vectors for diffusing the principles of the market economy.  Except for the old Catholic distrust of the accumulation of capital, most contemporary spiritual groups are objective allies of capitalism.  In addition, the geopolitical translation of religious beliefs supports the atomization and the fragmentation of the arbitrary statist-nationalist configurations inherited from the old colonial empires."  [religion will assist in bringing in the World Order.]

The final paragraph of the Chapter - The Privatization of U.S. Foreign Policy, says (page 199)-

It is not only the manifold parallel foreign policies that make the United States an accessory to the rise of Islamism, but its short-term defense of its unilateral economic interests.  This mercantile cynicism stripped of any guiding principle other than the economic inevitably produces contradictions and sometimes bloody snags.  The extremists who take U.S. interests for targets today were trained by the CIA: the Iranians are also victims of the same Sunni activists; finally, while supporting Islamic activism, the United States remains Israel's best ally. [oh, what a web we weave]

End 03-27-2006


03-30-2006

from the webpage-
http://larouchepub.com/other/2006/3313rohatyn_privatiz.html
we read how privatization has altered SOCOM- Special Ops Command
According to one well-placed U.S. military source, Rumsfeld has recently radically altered the personnel regulations of the Special Operations Command, allowing Green Berets, Navy Seals, Delta Force commandos, and other "spec ops" troops, to "temporarily" retire from the military service, go to work for private contractors, and later return to active duty—with no loss of rank or service time. If this report is true, Rumsfeld has smashed the wall of separation between active-duty special forces soldiers on the one side, and mercenaries and terrorists on the other.
[The problem here is that private contractors are conducting warfare.  General Dwight D. Eisenhower warned against the military-industrial complex in his famous 1961 speech.  http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst306/documents/indust.html]

This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.


End 03-30-2006


04-02-2006
from the webpage-
http://larouchepub.com/other/2006/3313rohatyn_privatiz.html

On Oct. 9, 2004…Under the auspices of George P. Shultz's Princeton Project on National Security, the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs at Middlebury College, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, jointly sponsored a conference promoting "The Privatization of National Security," at the Middlebury College campus in Vermont. The conference brought together a dozen or so academics, former government officials, and retired military officers to chart out the vast expansion of the privatization of military functions, through PMCs—private military companies.

According to the Rohatyn Center's annual report of 2004-05, Shultz is the co-chairman of the Princeton Project, which is funded by the Ford Foundation, and "aims to move beyond the ... standard ways of thinking about national security." ...

…The general theme of the Rohatyn-hosted conference was summed up by Peter Feaver, the director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies at Duke University, who gushed, "In fact, what we're seeing is a return to neo-feudalism. If you think about how the East India Company played a role in the rise of the British Empire, there are similar parallels to the rise of the American quasi-empire"…

Feaver is no mere think-tank quackademic. In June 2005, he was brought on to the National Security Council as a "special advisor for strategic planning and institutional reform," a post he will hold at least through August 2006. Feaver was the principal author of the Bush Administration's "National Strategy for Victory in Iraq," a 35-page public document released by the White House on Nov. 30, 2005…

In his own remarks on the final panel at Middlebury, Rohatyn, [said]: "I will address this issue as privatization and what goes with it, not if it's good or bad, because I think it is here to stay and there's no point in arguing that issue. And also because I think it will grow. I don't think for a moment that privatization will stop with security services.... I believe it is inevitable that more and more ranking officers will leave the Pentagon and go with private companies, and then go back to the military as contractors, with businesses that have far greater market values. Because one actor that you haven't included here are the securities markets. And privatization, which is a dogma as well as a process, usually brings with it two other elements. One is deregulation and the other is a need for transparency."…

Rohatyn argued that, for the privatization of national security to work on a grand scale, it must be run by large multinational corporations—i.e., cartels—which are "regulated" by the invisible hand of the stock market: "The big companies have [legitimacy] because they are transparent, because they are listed on securities exchanges, because there is a sanction if they do something wrong. That doesn't exist with the smaller players," he said, making a pointed reference to the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, where private contractors, hired as translators and interrogators, took part in the abuses…

Rohatyn concluded: "The issue of what is it that only the government can do: It's probably to kill people. But I don't think there are that many issues where the government can act where the private sector can't play a role if it is properly overseen, and if the community of interests is protected."… [probably is a hint about what is to come]

Sources familiar with the Middlebury conference say that the event capped an organizing drive for the "privatization of national security" that has been under way since the collapse of the Soviet Union. During the Presidency of William Clinton, Rohatyn, who served briefly as Ambassador to France, was the leading champion of the privatization and outsourcing of as many Pentagon functions as possible…

All told, an estimated $150 billion in Pentagon funds has been passed along to "PMCs" since the start of the [recent] Administration….

Beyond the staggering dollar figures, [current administration has] presided over a massive privatization of military functions, from logistical support, combat engineering and interrogations, to the actual deployment of battlefield surveillance drones (unmanned aerial vehicles—UAVs) and other core combat functions.

When it was time for the Pentagon to update the Army field manual on the role of private contractors in combat zones, they even outsourced that project...

Dan Guttman, a Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, who works with the Center for Public Integrity, told The New Yorker's Mayer that after five years of Bush-Cheney cuts in government jobs, replacing them with PMCs, "contractors have become so big and entrenched that it's a fiction that the government maintains any control."

Peter W. Singer, a Fellow at Brookings Institution—an attendee at the Shultz-Rohatyn Middlebury conference, who authored a 2003 book, Corporate Warriors—warned, "We're turning the lifeblood of our defense over to the marketplace."

Retired Air Force Col. Sam Gardiner zeroed in on another critical factor ... "It makes it too easy to go to war," Gardiner warned. "When you can hire people to go to war, there's none of the grumbling and the political friction." Gardiner told Mayer that he is convinced that, without the ability to draw on well over 150,000 PMC contractors in Iraq, Cheney et al. might never have succeeded in selling the Iraq War to Congress, because the invasion and occupation would have required well over 300,000 troops—precisely the number that Gen. Eric Shinseki told Rumsfeld would be needed to do the job. (For his candor, Shinseki was sacked as Army Chief of Staff.) "Think how much harder it would have been to get Congress, or the American people, to support those numbers," Gardiner concluded…

To underscore the point, and preempt any attempts to privatize military intelligence functions by the incoming Bush-Cheney Administration, on Dec. 26, 2000, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Patrick T. Henry wrote a memorandum to the Secretary of the Army, the Director of the Army Staff, and the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army for Intelligence, in which he said:

"I have made the following determinations regarding the intelligence function performed by military and Federal civilian employees in the Army operating force and the generating force.... At the tactical level, the intelligence function under the operational control of the Army performed by military in the operating forces is an inherently Governmental function barred from private sector performance. An inherently Governmental function includes those activities that require either the exercise of discretion in applying Government authority or the making of value judgments in making decisions for the Government. The gathering and analysis of intelligence as described above requires the exercise of substantial discretion in applying Government authority because intelligence at the tactical level is integral to the application of combat power by the sovereign authority."

Henry then added: "At the operational and strategic level, the intelligence function (less support) performed by military personnel and Federal civilian employees is a non-inherently Governmental function that should be exempted from private sector performance on the basis of risk to national security from relying on contractors to perform this function."…

Any pretense of maintaining strict limitations on the use of private contractors in military intelligence activities ended on Sept. 11, 2001. Five months after the irregular warfare attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, on Feb. 19, 2002, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld signed Directive 5105.67, establishing the Department of Defense Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA). CIFA's Mission, as spelled out in the Directive, was "to develop and manage DoD Counterintelligence (CI) programs and functions that support the protection of the Department, including CI support to protect DoD personnel, resources, critical information, research and development programs, technology, critical infrastructure, economic security, and U.S. interests, against foreign influence and manipulation, as well as to detect and neutralize espionage against the Department."

While CIFA's budget is classified and there is no public information about the size of the unit, its director, David A. Burtt II, recently told the Washington Post that 70% of CIFA's employees are private contractors. ..

A new reporting mechanism, the 'TALON' report, has been established to provide a means to capture non-validated domestic threat information, flow that information to analysts, and incorporate it into the DoD terrorism threat warning process. A TALON report consists of raw information reported by concerned citizens and military members regarding suspicious incidents. Information in TALON reports is non-validated, may or may not be related to an actual threat, and by its very nature may be fragmented and incomplete. The purpose of the TALON report is to document and immediately disseminate potential threat information to DoD personnel, facilities and resources."...

The lid at least partially blew off the CIFA story in December 2005, when NBC News got hold of a secret 400-page Defense Department document, tracking some of the TALON reports. The document exposed the tip of what appears to be a massive domestic surveillance program, targetting antiwar groups and other political activists, with no al-Qaeda or other terrorist links…

George Lotz, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel who was Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Oversight from 1998 through May 2005, told NBC, "Somebody needs to be monitoring to make sure they are not just going crazy and reporting things on U.S. citizens without any kind of reasoning or rationale."

If this all sounds like "Clockwork Orange" on steroids, it is. The PMC industry has now established its own trade association, to promote the privatization of war. And in the best tradition of H.G. Wells doublespeak, the global association of corporate mercenaries calls itself the International Peace Operations Association. ..

Their mission statement: "IPOA believes that there is a better solution: The prospect for long-term, sustainable peace in many of the world's troubled spots today increasingly depends on skilled private companies and organizations specializing in peace operations."…

A month after the Middlebury College event, Felix Rohatyn co-authored a commentary, published in the Financial Times on Nov. 17, 2004, "The Profit Motive Goes To War." "The past decade," he [said], "has witnessed a quiet revolution in the way the US projects its power abroad. In the first Gulf war, the ratio of American troops on the ground to private contractors was 50:1. In the 2003 Iraq war, that ratio was 10:1,…

But there are two major structural differences between the 19th century British and 21st century US empires. First, publicly quoted companies now conduct private military operations. Second, the market for this force is now genuinely global, which raises new accountability and normative concerns."

from the webpage-
http://larouchepub.com/lar/2006/3313private_armies.html

Globalization, a form of world-wide elimination of the sovereign nation-state which is already far advanced, is a process of transfer of the power of sovereign nations to global syndicates of giant blobs of private financier interests, such as those typified by the globally predatory system of hedge-funds today. Today, hedge-funds composed of consortia representing world-wide assortments of private financier interest, are gobbling up, and often obliterating entire national private industries and public investments, from around the world.

The name for that form of intended imperialism today, is "globalization."

The intention is to create a world system, in which large financier syndicates, which exert greater power than any national government, actually rule the world instead of governments. The intention is to break the power of governments by degrees, and then use the first general financial collapse brought about by the current policies of the financier oligarchy itself, to establish a financial creditors' imperial rule over technically bankrupt nations and their governments. This imperial system is called "globalization."

[it is no coincidence that the opening seals of the Book of Revelation demonstrate economic ruin.  The restraining force felt on the 3 branches of government through the principles of the people is disappearing.  It will vanish totally at the rapture.]

That is the immediate threat to civilized forms of life, inside the U.S., and around the world, today.

The most powerful potential enemy of globalization is patriotism. If nations retain the power to govern, and to make laws according to the universal Christian and similar principle of protection of the general welfare, the power of usury is helpless in the face of justice according to natural law. Therefore, since a threatened nation's people will act to defend their rights under such circumstances, the instruments of physical power of the sovereign state are the most efficiently deadly foe of any attempted, imperialistic financier-oligarchical insolence.

End 04-02-2006


04-02-2006 b

from the book Dollars for Terror by Labeviere

we read-
(Page 203-204) The U.S. "sponsorship" of Islamism does not mean that we should suspect the hand of Washington behind every Islamist organization... behind every explosion.  Admittedly, this is not a "U.S. plot",  ... but a certain complicity explained by "definite" convergence of economic and strategic interests... It is clear that United States remains implicated in the emergence, expansion and radicalization of Islamism, in spite of the end of the Cold War.... proud of the results produced by their financial and logistic support for the Muslim Brothers against Nasser, the U.S. gave the method to their Israeli counterparts... [Israel] has been developing a plan since the early 1970's to support the emergence of Islamist organizations likely to compete with, if not weaken and divide, the PLO...[Israel security] finances the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brothers..

Had wondered how it was that Hamas got elected.

(page 205)
...the "Islamic Society" was changed into ... more commonly called "Hamas" ("enthusiasm").  Now you know why secular Israel will enthusiastically make "peace" with the Islamists.

End 04-02-2006 b


06-01-2006

Everywhere you turn one reads how the "neo-cons" destroyed the Bush administration and its policies.  As I suspected all along, the only thing wrong with the notion is the word "neo-con" is misleading.  The "neo-cons" are apparently not "neo-cons."  Michael Ledeen is one of the leading "neo-con" theorists.  From the American Conservative Magazine, we read-

http://www.amconmag.com/06_30_03/feature.html

Flirting with Fascism

Neocon theorist Michael Ledeen draws more from Italian fascism than from the American Right.

But there is at least one neoconservative commentator whose personal political odyssey began with a fascination not with Trotskyism, but instead with another famous political movement that grew up in the early decades of the 20th century: fascism. I refer to Michael Ledeen, leading neocon theoretician, expert on Machiavelli, holder of the Freedom Chair at the American Enterprise Institute, regular columnist for National Review—and the principal cheerleader today for an extension of the war on terror to include regime change in Iran.

Ledeen has gained notoriety in recent months for the following paragraph in his latest book, The War Against the Terror Masters. In what reads like a prophetic approval of the policy of chaos now being visited on Iraq, Ledeen wrote,

Creative destruction is our middle name, both within our own society and abroad. We tear down the old order every day, from business to science, literature, art, architecture, and cinema to politics and the law. Our enemies have always hated this whirlwind of energy and creativity, which menaces their traditions (whatever they may be) and shames them for their inability to keep pace. Seeing America undo traditional societies, they fear us, for they do not wish to be undone. They cannot feel secure so long as we are there, for our very existence—our existence, not our politics—threatens their legitimacy. They must attack us in order to survive, just as we must destroy them to advance our historic mission.

This is not the first time Ledeen has written eloquently on his love for “the democratic revolution” and “creative destruction.” In 1996, he gave an extended account of his theory of revolution in his book, Freedom Betrayed — the title, one assumes, is a deliberate reference to Trotsky’s Revolution Betrayed. Ledeen explains that “America is a revolutionary force” because the American Revolution is the only revolution in history that has succeeded, the French and Russian revolutions having quickly collapsed into terror. Consequently, “[O]ur revolutionary values are part of our genetic make-up. … We drive the revolution because of what we represent: the most successful experiment in human freedom. … We are an ideological nation, and our most successful leaders are ideologues.” Denouncing Bill Clinton as a “counter-revolutionary” (!), Ledeen is especially eager to make one point: “Of all the myths that cloud our understanding, and therefore paralyze our will and action, the most pernicious is that only the Left has a legitimate claim to the revolutionary tradition.”

...  Ledeen was especially interested in the role played by youth in Italian fascism. It was here that he detected the movement’s most exciting revolutionary potential. The young Ledeen wrote that those who exalted the position of youth in the fascist revolution—like those who argued in favor of his beloved “universal fascism”—were committed to exporting Italian fascism to the whole world, an idea in which Mussolini was initially uninterested. When he was later converted to it, Mussolini said that fascism drew on the universalist heritage of Rome, both ancient and Catholic. No doubt Ledeen thinks that the new Rome in Washington has the same universalist mission. He writes that people around Berto Ricci—the editor of the fascist newspaper L’Universale, and a man he calls “brilliant” and “an example of enthusiasm and independence”— “called for the formation of a new empire, an empire based not on military conquest but rather on Italy’s unique genius for civilization. … They intended to develop the traditions of their country and their civilization in such a manner as to make them the basic tenets of a new world order.” Ledeen adds, in a passage that anticipates his later love of creative destruction, “Clearly the act of destruction which would produce the flowering of the new fascist hegemony would sweep away the present generation of Italians, along with the rest.”

... As Ledeen shows, the Italian fascists expressed their desire “to tear down the old order” (his words from 2002) in terms that are curiously anticipatory of a famous statement in 2003 by the Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld.

According to wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licio_Gelli Leeden is thought by many to be a close collaborator or agent of the CIA. In any cases, he has been a collaborator of English intelligence agencies [MI6] and Americans. He joined the neofascist MSI, which gave him a parliamentary immunity.

Licio Gelli (per the wikipedia page)  was closely connected by Edward Herman to Michael Ledeen.
and Gelli was headmaster of Propaganda Due (aka the P2 lodge or Masonic Lodge).    What is the P2 Masonic Lodge of Freemasonry, you ask?

In the book Vatican Billions, by Manhattan, it is said that

"Masons like Gelli and Carboni helped right wing junta in South America to fight Russian oriented communism as long as they advocated Catholic-inspired socialism of the type advocated by Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II)."

"The curious exertions of the Vatican with Freemasonry [P2 Lodge], as in the Sindona-Calvi-Marcinkus case, was by no means unique.  Their relationship, although due mostly to the personal amity of individual members of the Masonic brotherhood with individual members of the Vatican, nevertheless was also cemented by THEIR OPPOSITION TO ONE MAJOR ENEMY THEY ALL WISHED TO DESTROY - RUSSIAN INSPIRED COMMUNISM.  This goal was as powerful as the other one they all had in common: ... legally and illegally acquired wealth." (p 265)  (emphasis added, the word Russian is emphasized in the original.  There is such a thing as "communism" inspired by non-Russians and non-Chinese. Read the paragraph above for the inspirational source.)


The Messianic Legacy by Baigent, Leigh, and Lincoln indicates that

"P2 [Masonic Lodge] ..interlocks very closely with the CIA...reach[ing] right into the heart of the Vatican[,] the CENTRAL COMMON INTEREST OF ALL THESE ELEMENTS is a HATRED and FEAR of COMMUNISM." (emphasis added)

"It is generally acknowledged that P2 ...is controlled by some even higher, more shadowy authority, which transmitted its instructions through Licio Gelli, the [P2] Lodge's Grand Master. ...In 1979...a defector from P2 -a journalist named Mino Pecorelli-accused the CIA.  Two months after this accusation, Pecorelli was murdered." (p  352)

The fact of the P2 Masonic (US) and Russian Marxist extremes operating within the Vatican is admitted by Malachi Martin in his book The Keys of this Blood

"Those elders [within the Vatican Curia] who had made their compromises with Marxism or with the Lodge winced..." (p 614)

More recently, in a warning regarding potential terrorist activities surrounding the World Cup, Larouche writes-

http://larouchepub.com/lar/2006/3323_sport.html
Inside the U.S.A. today, the tradition of the ... "Fifth Columns" of the 1930s and 1940, is typified by the circles associated with the military and globalization policies of ... The same policy then represented by those international financier circles behind the fascist regimes of 1922-1945 Europe, is now expressed typically by the globalization policies of ... , and by the aggressively pushed policy of "privatization of the military" ... , a contemporary echo of the Hitler regime's intention to replace the Wehrmacht with an international SS force, the intention, today, to bring on what Licio Gelli-linked fascist Michael Ledeen has described as "international fascism." These influential persons, and their accomplices throughout Europe and elsewhere, share a common zeal for a form of "international fascism" which is now called "globalization." What they intend, is a modern replica of the medieval, ultramontane partnership of the Venetian financier-oligarchy and the Norman chivalry. The presently onrushing general collapse of the world's present monetary-financial system, defines a crossroads in present world history

A coming fascist state characterized by an initial collapse of the monetary-financial system will lead to globalization.  Translation- the brilliant and rich gentlemen are doing what they believe is right and nothing will stop them from their historic mission, which apparently has the full support of elements within the Vatican and elements of the international intelligence community.  The next time you watch the evening news and see the "chaos du jour" (missing girls, Enron and Martha, murdered wives, Da Vinci codes, Schiavo-scale events) being debated ad nauseum, remember this quote-

We tear down the old order every day, from business to science, literature, art, architecture, and cinema to politics and the law.

Salvation is truly your only hope.

End 06-01-2006


06-18-2006

Were you wondering why we allow illegal immigration to the United States?  The answer is we not only allow it, we actually promote it.  The following website shows official policies promoting the concept of "North America" as a "security zone." 
The title is Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.   This effectively makes North America a country.  This is why the economy in Mexico has been deliberately trashed - to force continued immigration to the United States.  All of this has catastrophic implications for the United States as we know it.  Rich men will get what they want, but, the middle class will be a thing of the past.  So will constitutional government (if any is left now).

http://spp.gov/security_agenda/index.asp?dName=security_agenda

We are launching the next generation of our common security strategy to further secure North America and ensure the streamlined movement of legitimate travelers and cargo across our shared borders. To this end, Canada, the United States, and Mexico will work together to ensure the highest continent-wide security standards and streamlined risk-based border processes are achieved in the following priority areas:  ...

Identify, develop, and deploy new technologies to advance our shared security goals and promote the legitimate flow of people and goods across our borders.

End 06-18-2006


06-24-2006
http://news.yahoo.com/opinion/jamesjkilpatrick

See the High Court's No-Decision Decision

Apparently Big Brother's life is broader than I thought. 

"The enforcement proceedings against Mr. Rapanos are a small part of the immense expansion of federal regulation of land use that has occurred under the Clean Water Act -- without any change in the governing statute -- during the past five presidential administrations. In the last three decades, the Corps and the EPA have interpreted their jurisdiction over 'the waters of the United States' to cover 270 to 300 million acres of swampy land in the United States -- including half of Alaska and an area the size of California in the lower 48 states. ...

"The Corps has also asserted jurisdiction over virtually any parcel of land containing a channel or conduit -- whether man-made or natural, broad or narrow, permanent or ephemeral -- through which rainwater or drainage may occasionally or intermittently flow. In this view, the federally regulated 'waters of the United States' include storm drains, roadside ditches, ripples of sand in the desert that may contain water once a year, and lands that are covered by flood waters once every 100 years."

Indeed, as Scalia pointed out, the corps' current regulations assert its jurisdiction over not only navigable rivers and their interstate tributaries, but also over "all other waters such as intrastate lakes, rivers, streams (including intermittent streams), mudflats, sandflats, wetlands, sloughs, prairie potholes, wet meadows, playa lakes or natural ponds, the use, degradation or destruction of which would affect interstate or foreign commerce."

I wonder if the creek in my backyard is actually the property of the Federal Government.  Do you think that the Corps of Engineers and the EPA know that my beagle is actually walking in that creek?  Just imagine if trade with China [gasp!] were impacted by the summer day strolls of the beagle, Lucy, through water protected by the Clean Water Act.  I assume then that a transnational corporation representing companies located in China could take me to court to stop Lucy from destroying foreign commerce.

When you combine this sort of thinking with the ever-growing notion that "evil" is being tried in court, destroyed on the battlefield, and altogether vanquished by us "good" people; assuredly we are becoming a nation of men, not a nation of laws.  This nation of men (with all their self-deluding notions of "good" versus "evil") will inevitably destroy the freedoms of a once God-fearing nation.  This nation [or a large part of it] apparently makes no objection to the killing of women and children because we are defeating "evil."  We have apparently decided that we are "good" and our putative enemies are "evil."   Good grief.

End 06-24-2006


08-08-2006

One wonders where LaRouche gets his information.  It sounds outrageous to the uninitiated.  However, what he is predicting (as a natural and logical consequence of the "globalization" he sees as the underlying root cause) lines up perfectly with the Bible.  Some excerpts follow from an article entitled Who is Behind World War III?

http://larouchepub.com/lar/2006/3332wwiii.html

The policies of the current U.S. government are being dictated by those who intend to have an immediate further outbreak of war, with the objective of eliminating all national sovereignties, including that of the U.S.A., by methods of so-called "globalization." This is being directed by the international financier circles which... are already working to destroy the U.S. from within.

...As everyone who is not either locked away, or mentally short-handed, knows, the current drift in world policy has been toward what is called "globalization," a scheme otherwise known as "The World Trade Organization." The stated purpose, and effect of these schemes is to drive down the per-capita income of virtually every part of the world...

This goal is supposed to be brought about, by destroying investments in capital-intensive modes of scientific and technological progress in agriculture and industry, and shifting production to virtual slave-labor regions. This, already, is exactly what has been done to ruin the U.S.A. and the lower eighty percentile of its family households, since the radical changes made during 1971-1981, by the combination of a floating-exchange-rate system and the savage deregulation launched under the Trilateral Commission.

... In addition, should there be a sudden formal devaluation of the U.S. dollar, as some fools in the U.S.A. and elsewhere propose, the result would be a general, chain-reaction-like collapse of civilization globally, as a hypothetical collapse of the U.S. economy would be an existential catastrophe for China, among others.

[globalists are] not prepared to accept a general, rapid chain-reaction collapse of the world's monetary systems. It is their intention, and currently ongoing practice, as in the instance of the monstrous negligence of the U.S. Congress in the Delphi case, to bring about a general breakdown-crisis of the world system; but, their intention is also to foreclose on that ruined system, by means of their present process of gobbling raw materials and production capabilities, to create a new world monetary system

I wrote my Master's Thesis on Monetary policy.  When I got out of graduate school I began to learn some true economics.  There is a sound basis for saying the monetary system is a disaster.  One caveat here is that (according to Malachi Martin in his book The Keys of this Blood) the Western Capitalists are to be defeated by the Papacy.  So, don't put too fine a point on who is the dog and who is the tail.  It is not determinate with our limited information.  Suffice it to say - life in these United States (and the world) is going to change radically and soon with a dramatic economic debacle.   Those whose life raft is money will drown.  In fact, there is only hope and one life raft

End 08-08-2006


10-01-2006

"What is the Spinach all about?" you ask.

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/RL32521.pdf

Please note that the above report for Congress pre-dated "Spinach Terrorism".

Expanded FDA Authority Over Food is listed under Congressional Responses on page 13.  Any questions?

End 10-01-2006


05-30-2007

The White House issued a new directive on May 9, 2007.. 
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=National_Continuity_Policy

The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive (National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 51 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-20)—also known as the "National Continuity Policy"—was signed May 9, 2007, by President George W. Bush.

"... establishes a comprehensive national policy on the continuity of Federal Government structures and operations and a single National Continuity Coordinator responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of Federal continuity policies. This policy establishes 'National Essential Functions,' prescribes continuity requirements for all executive departments and agencies, and provides guidance for State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector organizations in order to ensure a comprehensive and integrated national continuity program that will enhance the credibility of our national security posture and enable a more rapid and effective response to and recovery from a national emergency."

The directive states that this power could/would be exercised in the case of a "Catastrophic Emergency", meaning "any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions ..."

The directive assigns sole power to the executive branch of government.

"The President shall lead the activities of the Federal Government for ensuring constitutional government. In order to advise and assist the President in that function, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (APHS/CT) is hereby designated as the National Continuity Coordinator.

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http://www.raidersnewsnetwork.com/full.php?news=5556

Council on Foreign Relations Pushes for Three Regional Currencies in the World
Added: May 24th, 2007 8:54 AM

By James Newcomb

Create a global lending institution that weakens the economy of wealthy nations, enslaves Third World countries, and prevents those nations from rising out of their impoverished conditions. Blame that institution for creating a plethora of global financial crises over the past fifty years. Then offer a solution of consolidating all of the economies of the world into three different regions, each of which will use one type of currency.

Were that scenario to be played out in the latest issue of Mad Magazine, it might be good for a laugh or two. But when it is published by the most influential foreign policy journal in the world, it is cause for more than a little concern. Foreign Affairs is considered by many to be the "playbook" that our nation's leaders use in creating foreign policy. It unabashedly promotes the concept of "globalism," which is a softball term used to describe a utopian one world government. Regardless of the political party in power, our government has worked to implement the journal's agenda for many years.



End 05-30-2007


06-26-2007

http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/865

Former Soviet Dissident Warns For EU Dictatorship

Vladimir Bukovksy, the 63-year old former Soviet dissident, fears that the European Union is on its way to becoming another Soviet Union. In a speech he delivered in Brussels last week Mr Bukovsky called the EU a “monster” that must be destroyed, the sooner the better, before it develops into a fullfledged totalitarian state. Mr Bukovsky paid a visit to the European Parliament on Thursday at the invitation of Fidesz, the Hungarian Civic Forum. Fidesz, a member of the European Christian Democrat group, had invited the former Soviet dissident over from England, where he lives, on the occasion of this year’s 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising. After his morning meeting with the Hungarians, Mr Bukovsky gave an afternoon speech in a Polish restaurant in the Trier straat, opposite the European Parliament, where he spoke at the invitation of the United Kingdom Independence Party, of which he is a patron.  In his speech Mr Bukovsky referred to confidential documents from secret Soviet files which he was allowed to read in 1992. These documents confirm the existence of a “conspiracy” to turn the European Union into a socialist organization. I attended the meeting and taped the speech. A transcript, as well as the audio fragment (approx. 15 minutes) can be found below. I also had a brief interview with Mr Bukovsky (4 minutes), a transcript and audio fragment of which can also be found below. The interview about the European Union had to be cut short because Mr Bukovsky had other engagements, but it brought back some memories to me, as I had interviewed Vladimir Bukovsky twenty years ago, in 1986, when the Soviet Union, the first monster that he so valiantly fought, was still alive and thriving.
Vladimir Bukovsky: I am referrring to structures, to certain ideologies being instilled, to the plans, the direction, the inevitable expansion, the obliteration of nations, which was the purpose of the Soviet Union. Most people do not understand this. They do not know it, but we do because we were raised in the Soviet Union where we had to study the Soviet ideology in school and at university. The ultimate purpose of the Soviet Union was to create a new historic entity, the Soviet people, all around the globe. The same is true in the EU today. They are trying to create a new people. They call this people “Europeans”, whatever that means.

According to Communist doctrine as well as to many forms of Socialist thinking, the state, the national state, is supposed to wither away. In Russia, however, the opposite happened. Instead of withering away the Soviet state became a very powerful state, but the nationalities were obliterated. But when the time of the Soviet collapse came these suppressed feelings of national identity came bouncing back and they nearly destroyed the country. It was so frightening.

PB: Do you think the same thing can happen when the European Union collapses?

VB: Absolutely, you can press a spring only that much, and the human psyche is very resilient you know. You can press it, you can press it, but don’t forget it is still accumulating a power to rebound. It is like a spring and it always goes to overshoot.

PB: But all these countries that joined the European Union did so voluntarily.

VB: No, they did not. Look at Denmark which voted against the Maastricht treaty twice. Look at Ireland [which voted against the Nice treaty]. Look at many other countries, they are under enormous pressure. It is almost blackmail. Switzerland was forced to vote five times in a referendum. All five times they have rejected it, but who knows what will happen the sixth time, the seventh time. It is always the same thing. It is a trick for idiots. The people have to vote in referendums until the people vote the way that is wanted. Then they have to stop voting. Why stop? Let us continue voting. The European Union is what Americans would call a shotgun marriage.

PB: What do you think young people should do about the European Union? What should they insist on, to democratize the institution or just abolish it?

VB: I think that the European Union, like the Soviet Union, cannot be democratized. Gorbachev tried to democratize it and it blew up. This kind of structures cannot be democratized.

PB: But we have a European Parliament which is chosen by the people.

VB: The European Parliament is elected on the basis of proportional representation, which is not true representation. And what does it vote on? The percentage of fat in yoghurt, that kind of thing. It is ridiculous. It is given the task of the Supreme Soviet. The average MP can speak for six minutes per year in the Chamber. That is not a real parliament.

(There is a lot more on the site. )
Examples-

In January of 1989, for example, a delegation of the Trilateral Commission came to see Gorbachev. It included [former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro] Nakasone, [former French President Valéry] Giscard d’Estaing, [American banker David] Rockefeller and [former US Secretary of State Henry] Kissinger. They had a very nice conversation where they tried to explain to Gorbachev that Soviet Russia had to integrate into the financial institutions of the world, such as Gatt, the IMF and the World Bank.

In the middle of it Giscard d’Estaing suddenly takes the floor and says: “Mr President, I cannot tell you exactly when it will happen – probably within 15 years – but Europe is going to be a federal state and you have to prepare yourself for that. You have to work out with us, and the European leaders, how you would react to that, how would you allow the other Easteuropean countries to interact with it or how to become a part of it, you have to be prepared.”

This was January 1989, at a time when the [1992] Maastricht treaty had not even been drafted. How the hell did Giscard d’Estaing know what was going to happen in 15 years time? And surprise, surprise, how did he become the author of the European constitution [in 2002-03]? A very good question. It does smell of conspiracy, doesn’t it?

--

It is no accident that the European Parliament, for example, reminds me of the Supreme Soviet. It looks like the Supreme Soviet because it was designed like it. Similary, when you look at the European Commission it looks like the Politburo. I mean it does so exactly, except for the fact that the Commission now has 25 members and the Politburo usually had 13 or 15 members. Apart from that they are exactly the same, unaccountable to anyone, not directly elected by anyone at all. When you look into all this bizarre activity of the European Union with its 80,000 pages of regulations it looks like Gosplan. We used to have an organisation which was planning everything in the economy, to the last nut and bolt, five years in advance. Exactly the same thing is happening in the EU. When you look at the type of EU corruption, it is exactly the Soviet type of corruption, going from top to bottom rather than going from bottom to top.

If you go through all the structures and features of this emerging European monster you will notice that it more and more resembles the Soviet Union. Of course, it is a milder version of the Soviet Union. Please, do not misunderstand me. I am not saying that it has a Gulag. It has no KGB – not yet – but I am very carefully watching such structures as Europol for example. That really worries me a lot because this organisation will probably have powers bigger than those of the KGB. They will have diplomatic immunity. Can you imagine a KGB with diplomatic immunity? They will have to police us on 32 kinds of crimes – two of which are particularly worrying, one is called racism, another is called xenophobia. No criminal court on earth defines anything like this as a crime [this is not entirely true, as Belgium already does so – pb]. So it is a new crime, and we have already been warned. Someone from the British government told us that those who object to uncontrolled immigration from the Third World will be regarded as racist and those who oppose further European integration will be regarded as xenophobes. I think Patricia Hewitt said this publicly.

Hence, we have now been warned. Meanwhile they are introducing more and more ideology. The Soviet Union used to be a state run by ideology. Today’s ideology of the European Union is social-democratic, statist, and a big part of it is also political correctness. I watch very carefully how political correctness spreads and becomes an oppressive ideology, not to mention the fact that they forbid smoking almost everywhere now. Look at this persecution of people like the Swedish pastor who was persecuted for several months because he said that the Bible does not approve homosexuality. France passed the same law of hate speech concerning gays. Britain is passing hate speech laws concerning race relations and now religious speech, and so on and so forth. What you observe, taken into perspective, is a systematic introduction of ideology which could later be enforced with oppressive measures. Apparently that is the whole purpose of Europol. Otherwise why do we need it? To me Europol looks very suspicious. I watch very carefully who is persecuted for what and what is happening, because that is one field in which I am an expert. I know how Gulags spring up.

It looks like we are living in a period of rapid, systematic and very consistent dismantlement of democracy. Look at this Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill. It makes ministers into legislators who can introduce new laws without bothering to tell Parliament or anyone. My immediate reaction is why do we need it? Britain survived two world wars, the war with Napoleon, the Spanish Armada, not to mention the Cold War, when we were told at any moment we might have a nuclear world war, without any need for introducing this kind legislation, without the need for suspending our civil liberaties and introducing emergency powers. Why do we need it right now? This can make a dictatorship out of your country in no time.

Hold on, the "Soviet" is coming to North America also-
http://www.newswithviews.com/iserbyt/iserbyt36.htm

There is one common thread running through all articles and speeches by elected officials, well-known writers, and commentators in opposition to the merging of the United States into a political and economic regional arrangement known as the North American Union. To my knowledge, not one of them has chosen to use the “C” word (communism) when warning Americans of the dangers of this unconstitutional merger about to be foisted upon us without proper hearings in Congress. Excellent speeches and articles are being given and written warning us of all sorts of bad things related to this merger, including the fact that we will lose our sovereignty, but we are not being told that all these bad things are necessary for the full implementation of The North American Soviet Union (communistic/regional system). Isn’t the “C” word the one and only word which might shock Americans out of their state of conditioned apathy, thereby bringing about citizen activism which might result in killing this “regional” monster?

Morris Zeitlin, a communist writer for the Communist Party’s Daily World said in an article entitled “Planning is Socialism’s Trademark,” November 8, 1975: “We (USA) have no regional government and no comprehensive regional planning to speak of. Regional government and planning remain concepts our urban scholars and planners have long advocated in vain…In socialist countries, metropolitan regions enjoy metropolitan regional government and comprehensive planning. The economic and functional efficiencies and the social benefits that comprehensive national, regional and city planning make possible in socialist society explain the Soviet Union’s enormous and rapid economic social progress…”

Of interest regarding Zeitlin’s comment about “the Soviet Union’s enormous and rapid economic social progress…” is the following admission made by former President Gorbachev at the 2005 National School Board Association conference that “half the world’s population and two-thirds of Russia’s lives in poverty.”

The United States Government, at all levels, has since 1975 accepted wholeheartedly Zeitlin’s advice, to the extent that our country is, believe it or not, almost 100 percent socialist in its political, economic, social and environmental (sustainable development) policies. For documentation please read “Walks Like a Duck, Talks Like a Duck.”

The regionalization (consolidation) of the world is quite similar to the three-stage plan outlined by Stalin at the 1936 Communist International. At that meeting, the official program proclaimed:

“Dictatorship can be established only by a victory of socialism in different countries or groups of countries, after which there would be federal unions of the various groupings of these socialist countries, and the third stage would be an amalgamation of these regional federal unions into a world union of socialist nations.” (Ed note: The third stage is taking place right now as we in the United States of America become part of a federal union, the North American Union, which will in the near future become part of a world union of socialist nations.)

Former President of the Soviet Union Gorbachev on March 23, 2000, in London, referred to the European Union (EU) as "the New European Soviet.” If he refers to the EU in that way, it only stands to reason that he would refer to the North American Union (NAU) as the “New American Soviet,” since the NAU is modeled on the EU. Gorbachev also said in his speech to the Soviet Central Committee on November 2, 1987, published by Novosti Press Agency Publishing House:

“We are moving toward a new world, the world of communism. We shall never turn off that road.”

How is it possible that if American citizens or United States officials involved in putting us under the North American Union were aware of Gorbachev’s statements, they would not be very concerned regarding our nation becoming part of a communist world? Have we forgotten the many hundreds of millions of innocent people tortured, starved, murdered and incarcerated by communist regimes around the world? Authorities say “over 20 million people suffered in purges under Vladimir Lenin and Josef Stalin -- and that more than 10 million died before Stalin's death in 1953. Some put the number even higher.” [Read]

Do we really believe the communists have changed or gone away?

United States government officials, elected and unelected, with enormous financial assistance from the tax-exempt foundations, have for many years been working to implement unconstitutional regional planning at the local, state, national and international level, all of this required for full implementation of a One World Socialist Government. For the 3000-page transcript of 1953 Congressional (Reece and Cox Committee) Hearings to Investigate the Tax-Exempt Foundations and for superb research on the history of regional government, go to americandeception.com and type the following into its search engine: Reece Committee, Don Bell Reports, Maureen Heaton, the Mantooth Report, and The Emerging North American Union.

One very important government official in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, Under Secretary of State George W. Ball, spelled out very clearly what the Insiders were planning for our nation in The New York Times, 1/24/88: “…If we could internationalize by using the United Nations in conjunction with the Soviet Union, because we now no longer have to fear in most cases a Soviet veto, then we could begin to transform the shape of the world and might get the UN back doing something useful. …Sooner or later we’re going to have to face restructuring our institutions so that they’re not confined merely to the nation states. Start first on a regional, and ultimately you can move to a world, basis.” (emphasis added).

Has our education system so successfully conditioned and dumbed down Americans that they no longer are able to apply logic to the above quotes? Are they no longer capable of transferring that knowledge, processing it into new knowledge and conclusions which might help them understand and oppose the present destruction of our Constitutional Republic?

(The problem is that the movers and shakers have made a deal with the Communists as well as the US politicians.  It looks like a different deal to each of them, but, the net of the deals are their striking similarities.    Think this is far fetched?   What are we to do about this?  Answer- get right with the Lord before it is too late.  Do not get involved in any coming turmoil.  We have discussed the destablization of the US which could well eventuate from the attempted NAU.  These words (the links and the embedded quotes) are not mine.  They have been readily available in books and the media.

To summarize- what do all the following have in common- Radical Islam, the War on Terror as practiced in the Balkans, the Middle East (and elsewhere) , NAU(ssr), EU(ssr), transnational business interests, current trend in the US Senate vis-a-vis immigration law?   The Answer - the elimination of nations.  Now you know why the war on terror and the open borders are for the same objectives (and they do not conflict in the eyes of the elite.)   The US Senate appears to be mere hired hands for the business and globalist elites.  Stay out of the streets and obey the law.  Pray for our nation.  Note- The national ID card is coming to "solve" some of these "problems."

End 06-26-2007


10-28-2007

Reread this scripture very carefully-
Go to now, ye rich men , weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.  Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.  Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days .   Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of youkept back by fraud , crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.  Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.  Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.  Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh  
-- James 5:1-8

On Friday, Oct 26, Gold closed at $784 per ounce.   Silver closed at $14.17 per ounce.  The COMMODITY grab (currency exit) has begun in the face of the demise of the dollar and the international credit system is soon to be replaced by a totally different system.   To put this in perspective- On 9-11-2001 Silver was approximately $4.00 per ounce.  So, silver has jumped more than threefold since 9-11.  To show how the TREND has accelerated, silver was $8.00 per ounce at the beginining of 2006.  So, silver has increased 75% in less than 2 years.   Gold was $450 at the beginning of 2006.  Gold has increased 74% in less than 2 years.  Gold was at $285 on 9-11. 

Other related prices - On Oct 2, 2006 crude oil was $60 per barrel.  Friday, Oct 26, crude oil reached $92, a 50% increase in one year.  About a year ago, the price of a Euro was 1.19 dollars, now the price of a Euro is 1.44 dollars.

So, the Bible says that the rich man is going to heap to himself Gold and Silver, etc.   The heaping has begun in earnest.  It remains to be seen whether or not Gold is confiscated by the government as it was done in 1933 by FDR.

End 10-28-2007


04-06-2008

I know this is hard to swallow and difficult to comprehend for some.   I believe that LaRouche is an "outcast" from the elite of which he formerly was a part, particularly the Vatican-Pink era of the 1960s.  However, he knows a great deal.  His writings sound strange to the uninitiated.

Want to hear his philsophical (30,000 feet level) definition of NAFTA, CAFTA, illegal immigration and the empty MayFair Mills headquarters?  The article is about the impending financial system dollar hyperinflation that everyone is ignoring (or lying about), but, he makes this insightful observation.

http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2008/3514reject_big_lie.html

The British were the leading proponents of the deindustrialization of the United States, and with their allies in the U.S.A., pushed us to adopt their Anglo-Dutch Liberal model. This emulation of the parasitical City of London model has destroyed the U.S. economy, allowing it to be taken over by the imperial operation known as globalization. Another word for globalization is fascism...

The above is why Senators sign NAFTA and do not read it.  They want to stay in office. 

Today, the power of reason is greatly strained, under the assault of a massive propaganda machine designed to stamp out all remnants of the American System and turn our population into frightened little peasants who will surrender our nation and its principles for the false promises of safety and wealth. The bankers and the government propose to bail out the banks in the name of protecting the ordinary people, the financial equivalent of making sure the plantation owners have so much to eat that there are crumbs left over for the slaves. In the name of the "war on terror," our own government is copying the British surveillance society model, asserting its right to monitor everyone, all the time. If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about, they say, justifying the establishment of a police state in the name of protecting freedom. Do you really believe they are doing it because they care about you?

Let's let Bill Clinton answer the question- No, we might need to do "this" again.

End 04-06-2008


05-03-2008

http://www.larouchepub.com/pr/2008/080426tremonti_v_gore.html

Against this, Emma Bonino felt compelled to say that as an EU Commissioner, she had introduced protective tariffs on shoes and electrical engines, in favor of Italian producers, but she went on to push depopulation as a solution to the food crisis, mentioning the "Soft Landing" organization of which she is a part, which calls for reducing the world's population by more than two thirds, to only two billion!

Remarkably, Corriere della Sera editor Paolo Mieli, a British agent, recited a "mea culpa" on globalization, saying that he had been wrong to believe that something good could come out of "unbridled globalization." Now, "I feel that we have an economic 9/11 coming," he said, welcoming the fact that, with Tremonti now becoming Finance and Treasury Minister, this will be the main debate in Italy in the next five years.



End 05-03-2008


07-06-2008

http://www.bankingtimes.co.uk/09062008-central-bank-body-warns-of-great-depression/

Central bank body warns of Great Depression


The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the organisation that fosters cooperation between central banks, has warned that the credit crisis could lead world economies into a crash on a scale not seen since the 1930s.

In its latest quarterly report, the body points out that the Great Depression of the 1930s was not foreseen and that commentators on the financial turmoil, instigated by the US sub-prime mortgage crisis, may not have grasped the level of exposure that lies at its heart.

According to the BIS, complex credit instruments, a strong appetite for risk, rising levels of household debt and long-term imbalances in the world currency system, all form part of the loose monetarist policy that could result in another Great Depression.

The report points out that between March and May of this year, interbank lending continued to show signs of extreme stress and that this could be set to continue well into the future.

It also raises concerns about the Chinese economy and questions whether China may be repeating mistakes made by Japan, with its so called bubble economy of the late 1980s.

EDITORS NOTE: Quite a few comments have been made that there is no direct reference to the Great Depression in this month’s BIS report.

While this is strictly true, BIS warned in June 2007 - just before the Credit Crunch really hit - that the global economy was vulnerable to a major economic set-back because of extraordinary exposure to collateralized credit.

BIS directly made references to the 1930’s as an example of a similarly serious credit bubble, and this month’s BIS report describes the conditions of this being lived out.

So, to be pedantic, the warning “BIS warns of Great Depression” is actually a year old already. What BIS discusses now is the fragility of existing conditions of the fall-out from a massive credit bubble bursting - which has already been made clear across their reports historically can be similarly referenced to the 1930’s, though stated in a typically conservative and non-alarmist language.

Even what optimism BIS had about a weak recovery to the end of May 2008 have been dashed by extreme shorting of financial stocks across the US and UK - Lehman Brothers, HBOS, and property developers such as Barratts, have all taken extreme beatings in June 2008.

So back to the headline - BIS have indeed already warned of repeat of conditions that could be as extreme as the Great Depression, and are now describing that process as we move through it.

In the meantime, unemployment is already on the rise on both sides of the pond, and the analogy some people have concerns about I’m afraid is still salient.

The above economic scenario is what will ultimately lead to the demise of the dollar and then the Euro (to be followed by "continental currency", e.g. the marking program of the Book of Revelation.)

The US military and economic hegemony of the world is headed for a fall and the globalists used the United States for their purposes. They continue to use the US. 

In the course of maintaining its global position, the US has faced down one "problem."   Now the US is facing down another.

There have been only two countries to abandon the dollar (aka the petro-dollar).  They are: Iraq in 2000 under Saddam Hussein (who by the way was placed in power by the US) and Iran, who just recently went off the dollar as the sole source payment mechanism for oil. 

These are the 2 problems, both of which are economic problems, "dollar" hegemony problems.  The US has been compelling the world to buy dollars in order to buy oil for many years.  The US went off the Gold Standard during the Nixon administration because we could not redeem our outstanding currency for gold as required.  We were and have been issuing a "fiat" currency.
 
Did the US not recently take the Axis of Evil founding member, North Korea, off the bad boy list?  So, is the Iran problem a nuclear problem or an economic problem?   More specifically, Iran is a "dollar" problem.

There is NO WAY out of the economic situation we find ourselves.  My suggestion is to stock up on food.  The financial debacle could precede the tribulation.

End 07-06-2008


08-03-2008

In case you have not noticed, the "Iraq War" is over.  It is OVER.  The Iran propaganda, however, continues daily, apparently while we secretly talk with the Iranians.  However, in spite of the Biblical significance of the Iranian situation, there is very little one can do (except wait and watch) to discover how the Magog invasion of Eze 38-39 arises out of the present situation.  None of the scenarios preclude a Biblical outcome.  Even if the US strikes Iran, it could partially fail.   So, whether or not the US strikes Iran (which most high ranking officers oppose because the idea is insane), any scenario still leaves the possibility of "Persia" participating in the Ezekiel 38-39 invasion.  One of the problems of a war with Iran is how to pay for it.   We have already spent nearly a TRILLION dollars in the Iraq "war."   Let's put this TRIILION dollars in perspective.

The total national debt is 9.6 TRILLION.  http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/
In the year 2007, the debt reached 9 trillion.  In the 1990s alone the debt increased 2.8 TRIILION dollars.  It took virtually the ENTIRE history of the country to incur 2.8 TRILLION dollars in debt.  Well, it is getting worse because from 2002 to 2007 the debt increased by 2.8 TRILLION dollars.  We just announced that next year's deficit will be 500 BILLION.   If that is the announced deficit, the actual deficit will be higher.  The deficit will more likely be 1.0 TRILLION in ONE year.

Follow this link http://mwhodges.home.att.net/debt_a.htm and find 77-Year Trend of Federal Government Debt.

In the 2007 Budget, interest payments were the 4th largest item in the budget (following Social Security, Defense, and Medicare).
The interest will be the FASTEST GROWING ITEM IN THE FEDERAL BUDGET in the next 5 years. 
http://budget.house.gov/doc-library/2006/07MSR.pdf

How long can this go on?  See also, http://www.babylontoday.com/national_debt_clock.htm
Look especially at the charts. 

On Feb 28, 2006 the Federal Reserve stopped reporting on the "M3" money supply.  Why?  Because the creation of money is the definition of INFLATION.  Let me say this again.  In addition to Federal Debt (see above) the money supply has been increased in proportions out of line with the Gross Domestic Product.  This (by definition) is inflation.  We do this DELIBERATELY (i.e., monetize the debt).   To give you an example of how devastating this is - we dropped from planes during WWII the currency of our war enemies in order to RUIN their currency and economy.   Now we do this to our own nation via the Federal Reserve Bank.  Follow the links
http://www.babylontoday.com/national_debt_clock.htm

There are two ways to finance expenditure debt (THE NATIONAL DEBT, above) and MONETIZING the debt via the Federal Reserve.  We are doing both and the sovereignty of the United States is at stake.   Read The Creature from Jekyll Island by G Edward Griffin.   This book shows how we gave away the Congressional Right to coin money and set the value thereof to a PRIVATE group of bankers (in 1913).

Now, we have the new book, Bad Money, Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism by kevin Phillips.  Here are excerpts from an interview with Kevin Phillips:

http://www.observer.com/2008/former-nixonite-kevin-phillips-we-re-london-100-years-ago

Location: You paint a pretty grim portrait of the financial services sector and its present role in the American economy. You write about the recent economic bubbles, including the housing bubble: ‘As for the financial sector’s behavior in such circumstances, surely there must be some applicable variation of Lord Acton’s famous thesis about the greater the power, the greater the abuse and corruption.’ What parts of the financial services sector are so corrupt and so prone to abuse?

Mr. Phillips: It would be the huge amount of debt that was undertaken by the financial sector for purposes of future amount of leverage; the huge amount of gathering of resources, I think it’s fair to say, by the mortgage-lending sector so that they had money on hand to come up with all the exotic mortgages; then the third aspect would be the elements of securitization that came to the fore in the last six to eight years, with particular emphasis, I suppose, on collateralized debt obligations, the mortgage-backed securities and some of the other related games, like the asset-backed commercial paper and some of the asset-backed securities.

The book points out how the private securities institutions have created a bad product - leveraged mortgages, etc - which are triggering the financial problems among banks in the US.  A recent article in Mother Jones Magazine in the Jul-Aug 2008 issue points out how legislation enabled the mergers and acquistions etc that fostered the sub-prime mortgage market. 

http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2008/3530us_out_of_time.html
The quarterly earnings reports from the banks, as fudged as they are, are also telling. Over the last three quarters, Citigroup has reported a whopping $17 billion in losses, while over the last four quarters, Merrill Lynch has lost well over $18 billion. Washington Mutual has lost over $6 billion in the last three quarters, and Lehman Brothers dropped nearly $3 billion in the second quarter alone. Wachovia, where PPT member Robert Steel recently took over as CEO, lost nearly $9 billion in the second quarter, after losing $664 million in the first quarter.

Regardless of who (if any) are "behind" all this, the truth is that we are witnessing the the financial demise of the United States.  This is the prelude to the eventual marking system.


End 08-03-2008


08-10-2008

08-08-08 will go down as one of the strangest days in history.

The Peoples Rebublic of China (or is it the Peoples Republic of Walmart?) opened the Summer Olympics to many accolades.
It was like a cosmic event.  See the opening ceremony.   Yeah!    Peace rules the planet!   All is well now. 8 is the cosmic number in China, they say.

While this was happening, apparently, Bush had already agreed to turn a blind eye toward Russia.
Russia INVADED the sovereign nation Georgia with 150 tanks and bombing (without even a whimper from the United States).
I can remember when such an event would send gold and silver upward and the DJIA diving.

On 08-08-08 Gold  dropped significantly $17 per ounce.  Gold rises on war news.
Silver dropped nearly a dollar an ounce!   The market was busted!  Silver rises on war news.
The DJIA rose 302 points.  The DJIA falls on war news.
Crude oil fell $4.82 to $115.20 to continue its fall from $147 on July 11.  Crude oil rises on war news from Central Asia and the Middle East.
Do you believe all this was a coincidence?   Another good question is what caused the sudden turn in commodity markets?

Perhaps a reduction in crude oil and precious metal prices is an attack on Russia.  Maybe.   We did have Marines in Georgia before the attack by Russia.  These Marines were training the Georgians.

Well, maybe it was because the attack of Georgia was to defend citizens from the "terrorists" of South Ossetia, a separatist enclave within the country of Georgia.   Do you see what Kissinger meant when he said that the New World Order looks different in each locale?   Of course, the CIA has more than likely coopted all the separatist movements in Central Asia (perhaps as part of an attempt to lure the Russians.)

There is no doubt that Russia and the United States will be working TOGETHER to promote the same new World Order (even if they might not be now).  There is also no doubt that 08-08-08 was some kind of cosmic shift toward the apparent false peace.  Yet, at the same time, the possibility of the Magog, Gog invasion of Israel comes to mind (as the country of Georgia is not too far from the land of Magog).

End 08-10-2008


08-12-2008

Do you realize that Russia INVADED the land of Gog and Magog on 08-08-08.
How long can it be?

End 08-12-2008



08-16-2008

The events of 08-08-08 (and the week that followed) portend for more advancement of the NWO with the USA leading the way.
More specifically, what in the world happened to the markets?  Especially, the silver market, which has traded as low as 12.50 after being at nearly $18.00 on Aug 1, a drop of nearly 33% in 2 weeks!!

You know (as we said on 08-08-08) there are more than coincidences happening here.

The following webpage is as good an explanation as I have seen.

http://www.webofdebt.com/articles/wag_the_dog.php

Summarizing-
(1) The Plunge Protection Team out of Washington is overtly manipulating markets to conceal the severity of the financial situation.  In other words, they drove the markets to prepare to absorb their ultimate rush (in the other direction).

the mystery over what was going on with the dollar the first week in August was solved by James Turk, founder of GoldMoney, who wrote on August 7:

“[T]he banking problems in the United States continue to mount, while the federal government’s deficit continues to soar out of control. . . . So what happened to cause the dollar to rally over the past three weeks? In a word, intervention. Central banks have propped up the dollar, and here’s the proof.

“When central banks intervene in the currency markets, they exchange their currency for dollars. Central banks then use the dollars they acquire to buy US government debt instruments so that they can earn interest on their money. The debt instruments central banks acquire are held in custody for them at the Federal Reserve, which reports this amount weekly.

“On July 16, 2008 . . . , the Federal Reserve reported holding $2,349 billion of US government paper in custody for central banks. In its report released today, this amount had grown over the past three weeks to $2,401 billion, a 38.4% annual rate of growth. . . . So central banks were accumulating dollars over the past three weeks at a rate far above what one would expect as a result of the US trade deficit. The logical conclusion is that they were intervening in currency markets. They were buying dollars for the purpose of propping it up, to keep the dollar from falling off the edge of the cliff and doing so ignited a short covering rally, which is not too difficult to do given the leverage employed in the markets these days by hedge funds and others.”2

(2) The US is more than complicit in the recent developments in Georgia

Perhaps that explains the sudden breakout of war in the Eurasian country of Georgia on August 8, just 3 months before the November elections. August 8 was the day the Olympic Games began in Beijing, a distraction that may have been timed to keep China from intervening on Russia’s behalf. The mainstream media version of events is that Russia, the bully on the block, invaded its tiny neighbor Georgia; but not all commentators agree. Mikhail Gorbachev, writing in The Washington Post on August 12, observed:

“What happened on the night of Aug. 7 is beyond comprehension. The Georgian military attacked the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali with multiple rocket launchers designed to devastate large areas. Russia had to respond. To accuse it of aggression against ‘small, defenseless Georgia’ is not just hypocritical but shows a lack of humanity. . . . The Georgian leadership could do this only with the perceived support and encouragement of a much more powerful force.” 4

Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power, commented in OpEdNews on August 11:

“The U.S. has long been involved in supporting ‘freedom movements’ throughout this region that have been attempting to replace Russian influence with U.S. corporate control. The CIA, National Endowment for Democracy . . . , and Freedom House (includes Zbigniew Brzezinski, former CIA director James Woolsey, and Obama foreign policy adviser Anthony Lake) have been key funders and supporters of placing politicians in power throughout Central Asia that would play ball with ‘our side’. . . . None of this is about the good guys versus the bad guys. It is power bloc politics . . . . 


(3) It does not matter if it is Obama or McCain, the result in international politics will be the same.

Big money is at stake . . . . [B]oth parties (Republican and Democrat) share a bi-partisan history and agenda of advancing corporate interests in this part of the world. Obama’s advisers, just like McCain’s (one of his top advisers was recently a lobbyist for the current government in Georgia) are thick in this stew.”5

Brzezinski, who is now Obama’s adviser, was Jimmy Carter’s foreign policy adviser in the 1970s. He also served in the 1970s as director of the Trilateral Commission, which he co-founded with David Rockefeller Sr., considered by some to be the “master spider” of the Wall Street banking network.6 Brzezinski, who wrote a book called The Grand Chessboard, later boasted of drawing Russia into war with Afghanistan in 1979, “giving to the Soviet Union its Vietnam War.”7 Is the Georgia affair an attempted repeat of that coup? Mike Whitney, a popular Internet commentator, observed on August 11:

“Washington’s bloody fingerprints are all over the invasion of South Ossetia. Georgia President Mikhail Saakashvili would never dream of launching a massive military attack unless he got explicit orders from his bosses at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. After all, Saakashvili owes his entire political career to American power-brokers and US intelligence agencies. If he disobeyed them, he’d be gone in a fortnight. Besides an operation like this takes months of planning and logistical support; especially if it’s perfectly timed to coincide with the beginning of the Olympic games. (another petty neocon touch) That means Pentagon planners must have been working hand in hand with Georgian generals for months in advance. Nothing was left to chance.”8

Part of that careful planning may have been the unprecedented propping up of the dollar and bombing of gold and oil the week before the curtain opened on the scene. Gold and oil had to be pushed down hard to give them room to rise before anyone shouted “hyperinflation!” As we watch the curtain rise on war in Eurasia, it is well to remember that things are not always as they seem. Markets are manipulated and wars are staged by Grand Chessmen behind the scenes.

(4) Presidents come and go, but their advisers (who work for big corporate interests) REMAIN entrenched, representing the SAME corporate interests.    The US will continue to support these interests until they create the Magog invasion.   The "hooks" in the jaws could be none other than corporate greed pushing the overly zealous Russians (and their Shiite allies) into a corner.  Then, a proxy war could emerge against Israel.
We have talked long and often about the contradictions of PEACE and MAGOG war.  The background is now developing in earnest.  Who would have imagined such a scenario!  How amazing is the Lord God Almighty who knows the end from the beginning and graciously TELLS us in His Book - the Word of the Living God, aka the King James Bible.

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What Russia did in Georgia is exactly what we did in Iraq (for close to the same reasons).   So, are we working with Russia for the purpose of establishing the NWO?

End 08-16-2008


08-24-2008
Who said the following?
 

Thank you very much dear Madam Federal Chancellor, Mr Teltschik, ladies and gentlemen!

I am truly grateful to be invited to such a representative conference that has assembled politicians, military officials, entrepreneurs and experts from more than 40 nations.

This conference’s structure allows me to avoid excessive politeness and the need to speak in roundabout, pleasant but empty diplomatic terms. This conference’s format will allow me to say what I really think about international security problems. And if my comments seem unduly polemical, pointed or inexact to our colleagues, then I would ask you not to get angry with me. After all, this is only a conference. And I hope that after the first two or three minutes of my speech Mr Teltschik will not turn on the red light over there.

Therefore. It is well known that international security comprises much more than issues relating to military and political stability. It involves the stability of the global economy, overcoming poverty, economic security and developing a dialogue between civilisations.

This universal, indivisible character of security is expressed as the basic principle that “security for one is security for all”. As Franklin D. Roosevelt said during the first few days that the Second World War was breaking out: “When peace has been broken anywhere, the peace of all countries everywhere is in danger.”

These words remain topical today. Incidentally, the theme of our conference – global crises, global responsibility – exemplifies this.

Only two decades ago the world was ideologically and economically divided and it was the huge strategic potential of two superpowers that ensured global security.

This global stand-off pushed the sharpest economic and social problems to the margins of the international community’s and the world’s agenda. And, just like any war, the Cold War left us with live ammunition, figuratively speaking. I am referring to ideological stereotypes, double standards and other typical aspects of Cold War bloc thinking.

The unipolar world that had been proposed after the Cold War did not take place either.

The history of humanity certainly has gone through unipolar periods and seen aspirations to world supremacy. And what hasn’t happened in world history?

However, what is a unipolar world? However one might embellish this term, at the end of the day it refers to one type of situation, namely one centre of authority, one centre of force, one centre of decision-making.

It is world in which there is one master, one sovereign. And at the end of the day this is pernicious not only for all those within this system, but also for the sovereign itself because it destroys itself from within.

And this certainly has nothing in common with democracy. Because, as you know, democracy is the power of the majority in light of the interests and opinions of the minority.

Incidentally, Russia – we – are constantly being taught about democracy. But for some reason those who teach us do not want to learn themselves.

I consider that the unipolar model is not only unacceptable but also impossible in today’s world. And this is not only because if there was individual leadership in today’s – and precisely in today’s – world, then the military, political and economic resources would not suffice. What is even more important is that the model itself is flawed because at its basis there is and can be no moral foundations for modern civilisation.

Along with this, what is happening in today’s world – and we just started to discuss this – is a tentative to introduce precisely this concept into international affairs, the concept of a unipolar world.

And with which results?

Unilateral and frequently illegitimate actions have not resolved any problems. Moreover, they have caused new human tragedies and created new centres of tension. Judge for yourselves: wars as well as local and regional conflicts have not diminished. Mr Teltschik mentioned this very gently. And no less people perish in these conflicts – even more are dying than before. Significantly more, significantly more!

Today we are witnessing an almost uncontained hyper use of force – military force – in international relations, force that is plunging the world into an abyss of permanent conflicts. As a result we do not have sufficient strength to find a comprehensive solution to any one of these conflicts. Finding a political settlement also becomes impossible.

We are seeing a greater and greater disdain for the basic principles of international law. And independent legal norms are, as a matter of fact, coming increasingly closer to one state’s legal system. One state and, of course, first and foremost the United States, has overstepped its national borders in every way. This is visible in the economic, political, cultural and educational policies it imposes on other nations. Well, who likes this? Who is happy about this?

In international relations we increasingly see the desire to resolve a given question according to so-called issues of political expediency, based on the current political climate.

And of course this is extremely dangerous. It results in the fact that no one feels safe. I want to emphasise this – no one feels safe! Because no one can feel that international law is like a stone wall that will protect them. Of course such a policy stimulates an arms race.

The force’s dominance inevitably encourages a number of countries to acquire weapons of mass destruction. Moreover, significantly new threats – though they were also well-known before – have appeared, and today threats such as terrorism have taken on a global character.

I am convinced that we have reached that decisive moment when we must seriously think about the architecture of global security.

And we must proceed by searching for a reasonable balance between the interests of all participants in the international dialogue. Especially since the international landscape is so varied and changes so quickly – changes in light of the dynamic development in a whole number of countries and regions.

Madam Federal Chancellor already mentioned this. The combined GDP measured in purchasing power parity of countries such as India and China is already greater than that of the United States. And a similar calculation with the GDP of the BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – surpasses the cumulative GDP of the EU. And according to experts this gap will only increase in the future.

There is no reason to doubt that the economic potential of the new centres of global economic growth will inevitably be converted into political influence and will strengthen multipolarity.

In connection with this the role of multilateral diplomacy is significantly increasing. The need for principles such as openness, transparency and predictability in politics is uncontested and the use of force should be a really exceptional measure, comparable to using the death penalty in the judicial systems of certain states.

However, today we are witnessing the opposite tendency, namely a situation in which countries that forbid the death penalty even for murderers and other, dangerous criminals are airily participating in military operations that are difficult to consider legitimate. And as a matter of fact, these conflicts are killing people – hundreds and thousands of civilians!

But at the same time the question arises of whether we should be indifferent and aloof to various internal conflicts inside countries, to authoritarian regimes, to tyrants, and to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction? As a matter of fact, this was also at the centre of the question that our dear colleague Mr Lieberman asked the Federal Chancellor. If I correctly understood your question (addressing Mr Lieberman), then of course it is a serious one! Can we be indifferent observers in view of what is happening? I will try to answer your question as well: of course not.

But do we have the means to counter these threats? Certainly we do. It is sufficient to look at recent history. Did not our country have a peaceful transition to democracy? Indeed, we witnessed a peaceful transformation of the Soviet regime – a peaceful transformation! And what a regime! With what a number of weapons, including nuclear weapons! Why should we start bombing and shooting now at every available opportunity? Is it the case when without the threat of mutual destruction we do not have enough political culture, respect for democratic values and for the law?

Answer - Putin in Munich in Feb, 2007 at the Security Conference.
http://www.securityconference.de/konferenzen/rede.php?sprache=en&id=179

Well, what is to be made of this speech?  Says Mike Whitney:
http://www.uruknet.info/?p=46422

Every word Putin spoke was true which is why it was not reprinted in the western media.

"Unilateral and illegitimate military actions", the "uncontained hyper-use of force", the "disdain for the basic principles of international law", and most importantly; "No one feels safe!"

Putin's claims are all indisputable, that is why he has entered the neocons crosshairs. He poses a direct challenge to what Brzezinski calls the "international system", which is shorthand for the corporate/banking cartel that is controlled by the western oligarchy of racketeers.

Was the Goergian attack last Thursday a set-up, organized in Washington? Unfortunately for Bush, the wily Russian prime minister is considerably brighter than anyone in the current administration. Bush's plan will undoubtedly backfire and disrupt the geopolitical balance of power. The world might get that breather from the US after all.

Whitney said

On Sunday, Brzezinski accused Russia of imperial ambitions comparing Putin to "Stalin and Hitler" in an interview with Nathan Gardels.

Gardels: What is the world to make of Russia's invasion of Georgia?

Zbigniew Brzezinski: Fundamentally at stake is what kind of role Russia will play in the new international system.(aka: New World Order) Unfortunately, Putin is putting Russia on a course that is ominously similar to Stalin's and Hitler's in the late 1930s. Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has correctly drawn an analogy between Putin's "justification" for dismembering Georgia -- because of the Russians in South Ossetia -- to Hitler's tactics vis a vis Czechoslovakia to "free" the Sudeten Deutsch. Even more ominous is the analogy of what Putin is doing vis-a-vis Georgia to what Stalin did vis-a-vis Finland: subverting by use of force the sovereignty of a small democratic neighbor. In effect, morally and strategically, Georgia is the Finland of our day.

The question the international community now confronts is how to respond to a Russia that engages in the blatant use of force with larger imperial designs in mind: to reintegrate the former Soviet space under the Kremlin's control and to cut Western access to the Caspian Sea and Central Asia by gaining control over the Baku/Ceyhan pipeline that runs through Georgia.

In brief, the stakes are very significant. At stake is access to oil as that resource grows ever more scarce and expensive and how a major power conducts itself in our newly interdependent world, conduct that should be based on accommodation and consensus, not on brute force.

If Georgia is subverted, not only will the West be cut off from the Caspian Sea and Central Asia. We can logically anticipate that Putin, if not resisted, will use the same tactics toward the Ukraine. Putin has already made public threats against Ukraine."

Brzezinski, Holbrooke and Albright form the "Imperialist A-Team"; these are not the bungling "Keystone Cops" neocons like Feith and Rumsfeld who trip over themselves getting out of bed in the morning. They know what they are doing and they are good at it. They're not fools. They have aligned themselves with the Obama camp and are preparing for the next big outbreak of global trouble-making. This should serve as a sobering wake-up call for voters who still think Obama represents "Change We Can Believe In".

Richard Holbrooke appeared on Tuesday's Jim Lerher News Hour with resident neocon Margaret Warner. Typical of Warner's "even-handed" approach, both of the interviewees were ultra-conservatives from right-wing think tanks: Richard Holbrooke, from the Council on Foreign Relations and Dmiti Simes from the Nixon Center.

According to Holbrooke, "The Russians deliberately provoked (the fighting in South Ossetia) and timed it for the Olympics. This is a long-standing Russian effort to get rid of President Saakashvili."

Right. Is that why Putin was so shocked when he heard the news (while he was in Beijing) that he quickly boarded a plane and headed for Moscow? (after shaking his finger angrily at Bush!)

Holbrooke: "And I want to stress, I'm not a warmonger, and I don't want a new Cold War any more than Dimitri does....The Russians wish to re-establish a historic area of hegemony that includes Ukraine. And it is no accident that the other former Soviet republics are watching this and extraordinarily upset, as Putin progresses with an attempt to re-create a kind of a hegemonic space."

It is impossible to go over all of Holbrooke's distortions, half-truths and lies but, what is important is to recognize that a story is being constructed to demonize Putin and to justify future hostilities against Russia. Holbrooke's bogus assertions are identical to Brzezinski's, and yet, these same lies are already appearing in the mainstream media. The propaganda "bullet points" have already been determined; "Putin is a menace","Putin wants to rebuild the Soviet empire", "Putin is an autocrat". (Unlike our "freedom loving" allies in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt!?!) In truth, Putin is simply enjoying Russia's newly acquired energy-wealth and would like to be left alone. 

So why are Brzezinski and his backers in the foreign policy establishment demonizing Putin and threatening Russia with "ostracism, isolation and economic penalties?" What is Putin's crime?  

 Putin's problems can be traced back to a speech he made in Munich nearly two years ago when he declared unequivocally that he rejected the basic tenets of the Bush Doctrine and US global hegemony. His speech amounted to a Russian Declaration of Independence. That's when western elites, particularly at the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Enterprise Institute put Putin on their "enemies list" along with Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Castro, Morales, Mugabe and anyone else who refuses to take orders from the Washington Mafia

Note: Whitney is justified in using the word "mafia" if the US continues its policy of preemptive war, etc.

I told a coworker to take a sample poll of the 2000 people in the building on the question of who started the Georgian problem, Russia or Georgia.  I guaranteed that the majority (80%) or more) would say the Russians (because they hear only the Western press).   He asked the first guy and he said the Russians.  Told you so.

Why did Putin point his finger at Bush before he left China?   He knew what Bush had done with respect to the Georgian attack on South Ossetia on Aug 7.

In spite of the "hype" of the following article, the facts remain.
http://www.everyauthor.com/writing/blogs/jailhouse_author/georgia_039_s_war_didn_039_t_make_sense_until

When there just doesn't seem be a logical reason for an extremely well educated person to commit an act that both Forrest Gump and Pee Wee Herman would have passed on, I start making phone calls.

The President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, when compared with the other presidents on planet Earth, is over qualified. So, I kept asking myself why exactly would he take a small stick and hit an already pissed off Russian bear in the nose? Sure he's sucking up to the sociopaths we are keeping in Washington; what world leader, with the exception of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is not? But Saakashvili has spent half his life in Washington, D.C. and knows as well as anyone that you can't trust or depend on American politicians for the correct time of day. So, why would he start this insane act of war?

When a friend who lives and works in Langley, Virginia, the headquarters of the #1 terrorist organization in the world, asked if I was not aware that Saakashvili had a Doctor of Laws degree from the George Washington University Law School, I felt dumber than dirt. No, I did not know this. But why should I? I had never heard of this jerk until he decided to be the mouse that roared. Had I simply gone to Wikipedia, I would have learned that and then I would have known that Saakashvili's war was not his war, but just another deadly, ungodly, inhuman gift from Satan's workshop, a/k/a Central Intelligence Agency.

Yes, it appears that the CIA was creator of the war.  Do a google search for "Saakashvili CIA" and see what comes up.
Here is one- http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20569.htm
The controversy over the Georgian surprise military attacks on South Ossetia and Abkhazia on 8.8.08 makes a closer look at the controversial Georgian President and his puppet masters important. An examination shows 41 year old Mikhail Saakashvili to be a ruthless and corrupt totalitarian who is tied to not only the US NATO establishment, but also to the Israeli military and intelligence establishment. The famous ‘Rose Revolution of November 2003 that forced the ageing Edouard Shevardnadze from power and swept the then 36 year old US university graduate into power was run and financed by the US State Department, the Soros Foundations, and agencies tied to the Pentagon and US intelligence community.

Mihkail Saakashvili was deliberately placed in power in one of the most sophisticated US regime change operations, using ostensibly private NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations) to create an atmosphere of popular protest against the existing regime of former Soviet Foreign Minister Edouard Shevardnadze, who was no longer useful to Washington when he began to make a deal with Moscow over energy pipelines and privatizations.

Saakashvili was brought to power in a US-engineered coup run on the ground by US-funded NGO’s, in an application of a new method of US destabilization of regimes it considered hostile to its foreign policy agenda. The November 24 2003 Wall Street Journal explicitly credited the toppling of Shevardnadze's regime to the operations of "a raft of non-governmental organizations . . . supported by American and other Western foundations." These NGOs, said the Journal, had "spawned a class of young, English-speaking intellectuals hungry for pro-Western reforms" who were instrumental laying the groundwork for a bloodless coup.

But there is more. The NGOs were coordinated by the US Ambassador to Georgia, Richard Miles, who had just arrived in Tbilisi fresh from success in orchestrating the CIA-backed toppling of Slobodan Milosevic in Belgrade, using the same NGOs. Miles, who is believed to be an undercover intelligence specialist, supervised the Saakashvili coup.

It involved US billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Georgia Foundation. It involved the Washington-based Freedom House whose chairman was former CIA chief James Woolsey. It involved generous financing from the US Congress-financed National Endowment for Democracy, an agency created by Ronald Reagan in the 1980’s to “do privately what the CIA used to do,” namely coups against regimes the US Government finds unfriendly.


Now, this seemingly "crazy" article appears to make more sense.  http://www.larouchepub.com/lar/2008/3533putin_right.html
By acting to defend Russian citizens against a terrorist-type attack by the George Soros and British intelligence-owned government of Georgia, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has delivered a decisive defeat to the British Empire, Lyndon LaRouche declared on Aug. 12. Any capitulation by Russia to the criminal aggression by the Soros puppet government of Mikheil Saakashvili would have been tragic for civilization.

Things are not that simple out there.  It is not the good boys versus the bad boys.

What is the relevance of all this?  Answer-  Putin has gone against the World Order crowd and they are trying to set him up.   In the process, the brilliant boys are creating the beginnings of the Magog invasion.  

Meanwhile, even the King of Jordan is visiting and speaking with the "bad boys".  http://en.rian.ru/world/20080820/116160802.html
Very interesting.  

Where is the US in prophecy?  I say it is missing.  I might be wrong, but, it sure looks that way.  And there may be a good reason for it.
Why?   The Rapture, globalization (aka planned turmoil), and stupidity.

End 08-24-2008


09-07-2008
Over the weekend "stupidity" has risen to a higher level.
Here is the headline.

Treasury set to bail out Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

The national debt is 9.6 TRILLION as of now.  See http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/

Now, read the text for the above headline from
marketwatch.com

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- The Treasury Department is expected to announce as early as this weekend a plan to bail out and recapitalize collapsing home mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in one of the biggest government rescues in U.S. history.

Under the terms of the proposal, the government would make periodic injections of funds by buying either convertible preferred shares or warrants in the two companies as needed, as opposed to a large, up-front cost, according to reports citing people briefed on the plans.
The bailout involves total assets that would dwarf the savings and loan rescue in the 1980s that shook the banking sector to its core. Fannie and Freddie hold roughly $1.5 trillion in direct debt, guarantees on what could be as large as $5 trillion and possibly off-balance sheet obligations that could reach $3 trillion, according to recent estimates from Ladenburg Thalmann & Co.

This means that the national debt obligations can balloon nearly as much as the national debt is today, a doubling of the national debt, effectively.   $8 TRILLION in obligations with 9.6 already on the books.  In other words, these are real obligations that are not debt, but, they are obligations nonetheless.   Just like all the social security future obligations and other medicare and medicaid obligations are not included in the debt figure of 9.6 trillion. 

This also means that the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT would effectively OWN the houses in the event of default.   We are a Socialist Society period.   We have gone over the top friends.   The "fixing" of this problem will be the excuse used to give up the sovereignty of the United States to join the veritable Leninist empire.  Meanwhile, the PPT (Plunge Protection Team) is trying to destroy gold and silver so that there will be no options left for investors.  Take a look at the silver chart for the last month.
http://www.kitco.com/charts/techcharts_silver.html

End 09-07-2008


09-27-2008

Well, I have been asking myself for the last week "just who is the new $700,000,000,000 bailout bailing out?"  Where is $700,000,000,000 and on whose balance sheet?

All the while, I have been thinking that the Fed (which is privately owned by banks) would be bailing out its owner banks and best buddies.
(A disgusting scenario in any case.)  fed=Federal Reserve Bank.

Well, I was wrong.  Apparently, it is worse than I thought.
http://seekingalpha.com/article/97412-is-the-700-billion-really-for-bailing-out-the-fed

The Fed (which has been making a PROFIT since 1913 from interest on US Treasury Debt) has been creating [out of nothing, thin-air] "reserves" on its books in exchange for US Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds.  Not a bad business, right?  Create a product, reserves, with ZERO cost and earn interest off the acquired assets, Treasury Debt, with NO COST (virtually). Total Interest paid by the US Treasury was in the most recent Fiscal Year $400,000,000,000 alone, a portion of which went to the Fed.  As bad as this sounds, this is not the bad news.  This is standard practice for the Fed.

The bad news is contained in the article linked above.  The Federal Reserve Bank itself has on its balance sheet $700,000,000,000 worth of toxic mortgages.  The Federal Reserve Bank is BROKE!!!  The US Taxpayer via the US Treasury is BAILING out the Fed!!!  This is NOT being presented to the public at all.  In fact, in the university curricula for Money and Banking courses, the Federal Reserve is described as the "lender of last resort."  So, what we have is the US taxpayer bailing out the lender of last resort.   This, my friends, is tragi-comedy at an entirely new level and is the reason why the sheepish Bernard Barnanke (chariman of the Fed) was sitting up there with the Treasury Secretary Paulson who was asking Congress to fleece the public on behalf of Bernard and his poor pitiful Fed.  What we have here is a rescension of the Constitution and an abrogation of Congress' Constitutional obligations.

The referenced article has at its center the PPT (Plunge Protection Team) which I have mentioned before on this page.

Just to think aloud, I wonder if that ultimately the Fed itself will be shutdown?

from the article-

According to PPT theorists, the organization is now dedicated to using the Fed balance sheet to produce trading profits for its private players, by manipulating markets up and down, and doing the “pump & dump” while using taxpayer funds to pay the costs of the program. I don’t know if PPT really exists, but, if it does, it certainly explains a lot. When you look at the history of money given out at the so-called “repo” window, and the amount of free cash that is floating at any one time, there does seem to be a distinct relationship to the rising and falling of the stock market.

After reading some of the articles, I began thinking about the $700 billion bailout. I took the time to recalculate the Federal Reserve balance sheets, and suddenly realized that it has accepted almost exactly $700 billion worth of toxic mortgage paper, in return for ostensible loans that many of the big banks cannot possibly repay. It just so happens that that is the sum of money they want to extract from Congress. You can’t help but see that the so-called “loans”, given by the Fed to the banks, have changed the composition of its balance sheet dramatically. The Fed’s assets went from nearly 100% liquid Treasury bills, to mostly illiquid “cash for trash” mortgage bonds. The illiquidity of the mortgage bonds would mean that the Fed could no longer raise sufficient funds to adequately support the PPT conspiracy, if, in fact, that is what it wants to do. 

I call the illiquid securities “cash for trash” because the Fed has given treasury bills or cash in exchange for these distressed mortgage backed securitiesThey are supposed to hold the bonds for a very short time, but, in fact, most of the cash for trash loans have been endlessly renewed, month after month. Assuming, however, that Congress passes the bailout bill, the U.S. Treasury will have authority to buy these same bonds permanently, removing a headache for the Fed, and freeing up its balance sheet to continue funding for the market manipulation that PPT theorists allege.

Let’s indulge ourselves, for a moment, and assume that PPT does exist. If so, the $700 billion bailout is not only for insolvent banks. They already have gotten rid of these toxic assets by placing them with the Fed, and obtaining endlessly renewable Fed loans in return. It appears to be a bailout of the Federal Reserve, itself. The Fed, of course, according to PPT theory, acts as the PPT’s private slush fund. Money is taken out to pump up stock prices, and then taken back in so that prices will fall. The PPT players profit on the movements of the market, induced by this activity.

If all of this is true, maybe, Bernanke and Paulson don't want to admit the embarrassing facts?  How could they go to Congress and say,

“I’m sorry, but we need more money at the Fed. Goldman Sachs (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS), Bank of America (BAC) and JP Morgan Chase (JPM) aren’t able to manipulate markets as effectively as they would like. So, please, could you help us?” 

According to PPT theory, the Fed has been used as a slush fund to support stock manipulation for over 21 years now. The U.S. Treasury was forced to try to partially recapitalize the nearly insolvent Federal Reserve by selling $100 billion in new Treasury Bills, last weekThe giveaways, to primary dealers and others, have taxed the Fed to the breaking point

Whatever the truth or falsity of PPT theory may be, one thing is clear. Mismanagement of the nation's central bank, in the form of giving out loans that cannot be repaid, is so severe that the central bank  itself is now virtually insolvent. Some of the banks who borrowed tens of billions of dollars are now bankrupt (Lehman Brothers), and will never repay. Fed will be stuck with that cash for trashMost other banks are too shaky and close to bankruptcy to ever repay. Instead of foreclosing, as a bank would do to an individual, the Fed has responded by endlessly renewing the loans. The loans have become gifts, and the Fed has run out of money, because it has also become nearly insolvent. And, let’s not forget, if PPT theory is true, without heavy use of public funds, the PPT players cannot generate large private profits. 

The Federal Reserve has been paying very close to par value for these distressed assets, even though a lot of the assets are only worth $0.22 on the dollar, or even less, in the private market. It has only taken a very small “haircut” to accept them. That is, no doubt, why Ben Bernanke slipped up and admitted he wants the U.S. Treasury to pay much more than fair market value. Otherwise, either the banks or the Federal Reserve will be forced to write down big losses when the mortgage paper is transferred onto the balance sheet of the U.S. Treasury.

So, is the $700 billion being disguised as a bailout for banks, when it is really for bailing out the Federal Reserve? Is it a way of avoiding the embarrassment of walking into Congress and admitting the truth of the need for Congress to authorize issuance of new Treasury bills to recapitalize the nation’s central bank? Will the stock market drop sharply if the Fed “slush fund” is not recapitalized? Will recapitalization of the Federal Reserve allow it to create a series of false rallies to allow people-in-the-know to dump equities into a temporarily rising stock market? 

I don’t know the answer to these questions. But, the arguments made by people who believe in the so-called “PPT” are interesting. If true, it would serve to explain a lot of the irrational market action we all observed over the past years. One thing I do know. Dow Jones’ Marketwatch reported that China has announced new regulations that order Chinese banks to temporarily not lend money to American financial institutions, because of the danger of default.

If the story is correct, given that China has so many dollars, previously continued to accumulate more and more, and has always required private banks to hold large dollar reserves, this may mark the beginning of the end for the U.S. dollar.

The economic implication is a complete and total repudiation of the Federal Reserve System.  The real "lender of last resort" is the US Taxpayer and he always has been.  When John Maynard Keynes deliberately lied to preempt any naysayers in his historic 1936 book The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money, his objective was to justify monetizing the debt.  Debt monetization is exactly what the Federal Reserve has been doing.  Simply, money is created out of nothing which makes Big Macs go from 19 cents to $2.50.

The Biblical implication of this is that the WORLD MONETARY SYSTEM IS GOING TO CHANGE and power will be even more centralized!!!!  If the bailout is done, the US Housing Market will be nationalized.  Ultimately, the dollar will be rejected and the international  system setup.  Friends, prepare to meet your maker.   It is sooner than you think and these and other circumstances are drawing it closer.

Accept Jesus Christ while you can.  Repent today.



End 09-27-2008


09-28-2008

Reread the 09-27-2008 update.  It was changed today.

From the website of Congressman Ron Paul from his statement to the House on July 9, 2008
http://www.house.gov/paul/congrec/congrec2008/cr070908h.htm

"Something Big is Happening"

Madam Speaker, I have, for the past 35 years, expressed my grave concern for the future of America . The course we have taken over the past century has threatened our liberties, security and prosperity. In spite of these long-held concerns, I have days--growing more frequent all the time--when I'm convinced the time is now upon us that some Big Events are about to occur. These fast-approaching events will not go unnoticed. They will affect all of us. They will not be limited to just some areas of our country. The world economy and political system will share in the chaos about to be unleashed.

... America , with her traditions of free markets and property rights, led the way toward great wealth and progress throughout the world as well as at home. Since we have lost our confidence in the principles of liberty, self reliance, hard work and frugality, and instead took on empire building, financed through inflation and debt, all this has changed. This is indeed frightening and an historic event. 

...

I'm fearful that my concerns have been legitimate and may even be worse than I first thought. They are now at our doorstep. Time is short for making a course correction before this grand experiment in liberty goes into deep hibernation.

There are reasons to believe this coming crisis is different and bigger than the world has ever experienced. Instead of using globalism in a positive fashion, it's been used to globalize all of the mistakes of the politicians, bureaucrats and central bankers.

...There are various reasons that the world economy has been globalized and the problems we face are worldwide. We cannot understand what we're facing without understanding fiat money and the long-developing dollar bubble.

There were several stages. From the inception of the Federal Reserve System in 1913 to 1933, the Central Bank established itself as the official dollar manager. By 1933, Americans could no longer own gold, thus removing restraint on the Federal Reserve to inflate for war and welfare.

By 1945, further restraints were removed by creating the Bretton-Woods Monetary System making the dollar the reserve currency of the world. This system lasted up until 1971. During the period between 1945 and 1971, some restraints on the Fed remained in place. Foreigners, but not Americans, could convert dollars to gold at $35 an ounce. Due to the excessive dollars being created, that system came to an end in 1971.

It's the post Bretton-Woods system that was responsible for globalizing inflation and markets and for generating a gigantic worldwide dollar bubble. That bubble is now bursting, and we're seeing what it's like to suffer the consequences of the many previous economic errors.

Ironically in these past 35 years, we have benefited from this very flawed system. Because the world accepted dollars as if they were gold, we only had to counterfeit more dollars, spend them overseas (indirectly encouraging our jobs to go overseas as well) and enjoy unearned prosperity. Those who took our dollars and gave us goods and services were only too anxious to loan those dollars back to us. This allowed us to export our inflation and delay the consequences we now are starting to see.

But it was never destined to last, and now we have to pay the piper. Our huge foreign debt must be paid or liquidated. Our entitlements are coming due just as the world has become more reluctant to hold dollars. The consequence of that decision is price inflation in this country--and that's what we are witnessing today. Already price inflation overseas is even higher than here at home as a consequence of foreign central banks' willingness to monetize our debt.

Printing dollars over long periods of time may not immediately push prices up--yet in time it always does. Now we're seeing catch-up for past inflating of the monetary supply. As bad as it is today with $4 a gallon gasoline, this is just the beginning. It's a gross distraction to hound away at “drill, drill, drill” as a solution to the dollar crisis and high gasoline prices. Its okay to let the market increase supplies and drill, but that issue is a gross distraction from the sins of deficits and Federal Reserve monetary shenanigans.

This bubble is different and bigger for another reason. The central banks of the world secretly collude to centrally plan the world economy. I'm convinced that agreements among central banks to “monetize” U.S. debt these past 15 years have existed, although secretly and out of the reach of any oversight of anyone--especially the U.S. Congress that doesn't care, or just flat doesn't understand. As this “gift” to us comes to an end, our problems worsen. The central banks and the various governments are very powerful, but eventually the markets overwhelm when the people who get stuck holding the bag (of bad dollars) catch on and spend the dollars into the economy with emotional zeal, thus igniting inflationary fever.

This time--since there are so many dollars and so many countries involved--the Fed has been able to “paper” over every approaching crisis for the past 15 years, especially with Alan Greenspan as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, which has allowed the bubble to become history's greatest.

The mistakes made with excessive credit at artificially low rates are huge, and the market is demanding a correction. This involves excessive debt, misdirected investments, over-investments, and all the other problems caused by the government when spending the money they should never have had. Foreign militarism, welfare handouts and $80 trillion entitlement promises are all coming to an end. We don't have the money or the wealth-creating capacity to catch up and care for all the needs that now exist because we rejected the market economy, sound money, self reliance and the principles of liberty.

Since the correction of all this misallocation of resources is necessary and must come, one can look for some good that may come as this “Big Event” unfolds.

There are two choices that people can make. The one choice that is unavailable to us is to limp along with the status quo and prop up the system with more debt, inflation and lies. That won't happen.

One of the two choices, and the one chosen so often by government in the past is that of rejecting the principles of liberty and resorting to even bigger and more authoritarian government. Some argue that giving dictatorial powers to the President, just as we have allowed him to run the American empire, is what we should do.  That's the great danger, and in this post-911 atmosphere, too many Americans are seeking safety over freedom. We have already lost too many of our personal liberties already. Real fear of economic collapse could prompt central planners to act to such a degree that the New Deal of the 30's might look like Jefferson 's Declaration of Independence.

The more the government is allowed to do in taking over and running the economy, the deeper the depression gets and the longer it lasts. That was the story of the 30s and the early 40s, and the same mistakes are likely to be made again if we do not wake up.

But the good news is that it need not be so bad if we do the right thing. I saw “Something Big” happening in the past 18 months on the campaign trail. I was encouraged that we are capable of waking up and doing the right thing. I have literally met thousands of high school and college kids who are quite willing to accept the challenge and responsibility of a free society and reject the cradle-to-grave welfare that is promised them by so many do-good politicians.

If more hear the message of liberty, more will join in this effort. The failure of our foreign policy, welfare system, and monetary policies and virtually all government solutions are so readily apparent, it doesn't take that much convincing. But the positive message of how freedom works and why it's possible is what is urgently needed.

One of the best parts of accepting self reliance in a free society is that true personal satisfaction with one's own life can be achieved. This doesn't happen when the government assumes the role of guardian, parent or provider, because it eliminates a sense of pride. But the real problem is the government can't provide the safety and economic security that it claims. The so called good that government claims it can deliver is always achieved at the expense of someone else's freedom. It's a failed system and the young people know it.

Restoring a free society doesn't eliminate the need to get our house in order and to pay for the extravagant spending. But the pain would not be long-lasting if we did the right things, and best of all the empire would have to end for financial reasons. Our wars would stop, the attack on civil liberties would cease, and prosperity would return. The choices are clear: it shouldn't be difficult, but the big event now unfolding gives us a great opportunity to reverse the tide and resume the truly great American Revolution started in 1776. Opportunity knocks in spite of the urgency and the dangers we face.

Let's make “Something Big Is Happening” be the discovery that freedom works and is popular and the big economic and political event we're witnessing is a blessing in disguise.

(Congressman Paul is telling the truth.  However, I believe authoritarianism will increase because of the decisions of those in charge.)


End 09-28-2008


10-06-2008

Friends, what we are facing is nothing less than the Economic 9-11.   See the update above for 05-03-2008.
The Economic 9-11 will change America MORE than 9-11-2001!!   (I started this website on account of 9-11 and its aftermath.)

Economic 9-11 has already begun.   In what is the biggest power grab ever, the US is nationalizing a major sector of the economy.
Much more is to come.  This is only the beginning.  This will lead to the conditions for the eventual Marking System.

You think we lost freedom with Homeland Security and the Patriotic Act?   Wait until what is coming!

Just like George W Bush was handpicked BEFORE his election to carry out the Iraq Invasion and the War on Terror, so was Obama handpicked for the coming difficulties.  Obama is more inclined to be able to do what is coming.   Just like 9-11 was known in advance (see the put options for Airline Stocks on 9-10 and 9-7), Secretary Paulson knew of the Financial Problem over a year ago.   Why did they wait until 6 weeks before the election?   You can figure out why.  Just like the Iraq invasion was discussed BEFORE Bush was elected, the Economic 9-11 was known also.   In Carrol Quigley's 1960s book Tragedy and Hope , the hope is for a New World Order, the tragedy is those who will have to be "dealt with" for opposing the New World Order.

As i said earlier, we are, in reality, bailing the Federal Reserve Bank.  On the Monday-Wednesday before the Friday that the Bailout was passed, the Fed loaned $650 billion to banks, etc.  They knew the bailout was coming.    Strange how the $700 billion parallels the $650 billion.  To demonstrate how things are - the Fed loaned $152 billion to banks to be used to buy commercial paper from Money Market Mutuals Funds (just since Sep 19) !!!   What are Money Market Funds doing selling commercial paper (a short term debt)???  This was on the front page of the USA Today "Money" section.   Money Markets are near-to-cash asset funds and they are BORROWING money.

The $700 billion bailout is NOTHING compared to what will happen.  All the Congress did with the $700 billion is postpone the inevitable and shield the "in crowd" from liability because the Big Boys (not the Congress) know what is coming.   This has been in the works for some time.

I can not prove it, but, I believe that the Economic 9-11 is a deliberate strategy to seize wealth, remove the sovereignty of the USA, and destroy the middle class.

Do you have anything left but Jesus?

End 10-06-2008


10-12-2008

The most significant event in US history has silently happened since September 17.

The US Treasury has taken over the Federal Reserve Bank because the Federal Reserve Bank is BROKE.

The reason it is BROKE is that the Fed was systematically exchanging highly liquid US Treasury Securities from its asset portfolio for highly illiquid mortgages from the banks that owned these worthless assets.  The Fed broke itself in so-doing.

Now the "bailout" is a do or die situation.  The Fed and the Congress has opted to INFLATE the currency.

from- http://www.kitco.com/ind/Szabo/oct082008.html

Here is the thing that bothers me the most. The idea that the Treasury would buy distressed bank assets using taxpayer money is hugely unpopular with Americans, but the unpopularity itself became the blindfold that kept everybody from asking exactly how the Treasury would actually do this. In fact, several hundred economists (all of them apparently Keynesians) have written letters to Congress urging them not to vote for the bailout because it would not work, mainly on the grounds that banks will need to be recapitalized with banking reserves instead of just having bad assets taken off their books. Well, guess what? Recapitalization of banking reserves was apparently the plan all along!


Guess what this means?

The Fed is INFLATING the currency to the most extreme levels since the 1920s Weimar Republic inflation of Germany prior to Hitler by increasing the reserve levels.  Two things can happen with these reserves, they can be stuck in a mattress (which will lead to a deflation) or they can be loaned out by the banks (which will lead to a hyperinflation).    A deflation will lead to a depression and hyperinflation will lead to poverty.

From the linked article-

What I'm saying is that the idea -- as suggested by the Fed Chairman himself -- that the Fed is capable of flying the helicopter all by itself is fraudulent. Moreover, anybody claiming that the Fed had already flown the helicopter before September is simply wrong. The various Federal Reserve reports that I reference in this commentary back me up on this. For example, the Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary Base shows that as recently as September 10, when the total borrowings by banks under the various Fed credit facilities stood at $170 billion:

  1. The Reserve Balances with Federal Reserve Banks was still under $10 billion (as it had been throughout the crisis since early 2007);
  2. The Monetary Base was still around $850 billion (up only $20 billion since August 2007); and
  3. Federal Reserve Notes outstanding were still around $800 billion (also up a corresponding $20 billion since August 2007).

I would note that the $20 billion increase is approximately 2.5% per year, well below the trend of the past few years. By contrast, just three weeks after September 10, the Reserve Balances now stand at $170 billion and the Monetary Base is perhaps pushing $1 trillion (each up a staggering $150 billion in two weeks). If and when the Fed and Treasury really start to ramp up their bailout operation, we will likely see these numbers rise even more. What a difference a couple of weeks can make!

 Since we are on the fractional reserve system, the $150 billion increase in reserves can generate a 1.5 trillion dollar increase in the money supply.   Hyperinflation.   The entire western world lies in the balance.  The demise of the system is inevitable.  The inevitable control through increased government will follow.  These conditions are the background for the book of Revelation.

Are you ready to meet Jesus Christ?

End 10-12-2008


11-26-2008

According to a copyrighted article in bloomberg.com the "bailout" is set to exceed $7,400,000,000,000.

Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government is prepared to lend more than $7.4 trillion on behalf of American taxpayers, or half the value of everything produced in the nation last year, to rescue the financial system since the credit markets seized up 15 months ago.

The unprecedented pledge of funds includes $2.8 trillion already tapped by financial institutions in the biggest response to an economic emergency since the New Deal of the 1930s, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The commitment dwarfs the only plan approved by lawmakers, the Treasury Department’s $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program. Federal Reserve lending last week was 1,900 times the weekly average for the three years before the crisis.

When Congress approved the TARP on Oct. 3, Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson acknowledged the need for transparency and oversight. Now, as regulators commit far more money while refusing to disclose loan recipients or reveal the collateral they are taking in return, some Congress members are calling for the Fed to be reined in.

“Whether it’s lending or spending, it’s tax dollars that are going out the window and we end up holding collateral we don’t know anything about,” said Congressman Scott Garrett, a New Jersey Republican who serves on the House Financial Services Committee. “The time has come that we consider what sort of limitations we should be placing on the Fed so that authority returns to elected officials as opposed to appointed ones.”

Too Big to Fail

Bloomberg News tabulated data from the Fed, Treasury and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and interviewed regulatory officials, economists and academic researchers to gauge the full extent of the government’s rescue effort.

The bailout includes a Fed program to buy as much as $2.4 trillion in short-term notes, called commercial paper, that companies use to pay bills, begun Oct. 27, and $1.4 trillion from the FDIC to guarantee bank-to-bank loans, started Oct. 14.

William Poole, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, said the two programs are unlikely to lose money. The bigger risk comes from rescuing companies perceived as “too big to fail,” he said.

The government committed $29 billion to help engineer the takeover in March of Bear Stearns Cos. by New York-based JPMorgan Chase & Co. and $122.8 billion in addition to TARP allocations to bail out New York-based American International Group Inc., once the world’s largest insurer. Yesterday, Citigroup Inc. received $306 billion of government guarantees for troubled mortgages and toxic assets. The Treasury Department also will inject $20 billion into the bank after its stock fell 60 percent last week.

“No question there is some credit risk there,” Poole said.

Exposure

Congressman Darrell Issa, a California Republican on the Financial Services Committee, said risk is lurking in the programs that Poole thinks are safe.

“The thing that people don’t understand is it’s not how likely that the exposure becomes a reality, but what if it does?” Issa said. “There’s no transparency to it so who’s to say they’re right?”

The worst financial crisis in two generations has erased $23 trillion, or 38 percent, of the value of the world’s companies and brought down three of the biggest Wall Street firms.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average through Friday is down 38 percent since the beginning of the year and 43 percent from its peak on Oct. 9, 2007. The S&P 500 fell 45 percent from the beginning of the year through Friday and 49 percent from its peak on Oct. 9, 2007. The Nikkei 225 Index has fallen 46 percent from the beginning of the year through Friday and 57 percent from its most recent peak of 18,261.98 on July 9, 2007. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is down 78 percent, to $53.31, on Friday from its peak of $247.92 on Oct. 31, 2007, and 75 percent this year.

‘Snookered’

Regulators hope the rescue will contain the damage and keep banks providing the credit that is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy.

Most of the spending programs are run out of the New York Fed, whose president, Timothy Geithner, is said to be President- elect Barack Obama’s choice to be Treasury Secretary.

The money that’s been pledged is equivalent to $24,000 for every man, woman and child in the country. It’s nine times what the U.S. has spent so far on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Congressional Budget Office figures. It could pay off more than half the country’s mortgages.

“It’s unprecedented,” said Bob Eisenbeis, chief monetary economist at Vineland, New Jersey-based Cumberland Advisors Inc. and an economist for the Atlanta Fed for 10 years until January. “The backlash has begun already. Congress is taking a lot of hits from their constituents because they got snookered on the TARP big time. There’s a lot of supposedly smart people who look to be totally incompetent and it’s all going to fall on the taxpayer.”

What we are actually seeing crash is the GIGANTIC financial derivatives market.   Look up the term on wikipedia.

http://www.larouchepub.com/pr_lar/2008/lar_pac/081121lar_derivative_panic.html

Lyndon LaRouche today declared that leading bankers and government officials have gone "from fear to panic," as the next phase of the total disintegration of the global financial system hits. "We are now seeing the blowout of the multi-trillion dollar derivatives bubble," and this is what is driving the panic, LaRouche explained.

As of the end of June 2008, official figures, compiled by the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, showed a total derivatives exposure of the three largest U.S. bank holding companies—JP Morgan Chase, Citicorp and Bank of America—stood at more than $179 trillion. And the Bank for International Settlements put the amount of documented outstanding derivatives contracts worldwide at the end of 2007 at $675 trillion—still a fraction of the actual exposure.

What we are seeing DWARFS 9-11 by an unknown exponential factor.   This includes a TOTAL change in US world hegemony and a GLOBAL financial earthquake.  The interesting thing here is that Congress authorized $750 billion and the bailout is $7.4 trillion.   (The National Debt thereby will nearly double in a couple of months!!  The Debt was 9.7 trillion in September.) This proves that the Federal Reserve Bank already had authority to inflate (7.4 trillion versus $750 billion) without Congressional approval.   The purpose of the Bailout legislation is apparently therefore the giving of unlimited ability (above and beyond the Constitution) to the Secretary of the Treasury.  We are facing the centralization  of power beyond even the wildest notions.


End 11-26-2008


02-09-2009

This story is a good place to start your study of the magnitude of the financial situation.  This thing is enormous!!
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=washingtonstory&sid=aGq2B3XeGKok

U.S. Taxpayers Risk $9.7 Trillion on Bailout Programs

Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- The stimulus package the U.S. Congress is completing would raise the government’s commitment to solving the financial crisis to $9.7 trillion, enough to pay off more than 90 percent of the nation’s home mortgages.

The Federal Reserve, Treasury Department and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have lent or spent almost $3 trillion over the past two years and pledged up to $5.7 trillion more. The Senate is to vote this week on an economic-stimulus measure of at least $780 billion. It would need to be reconciled with an $819 billion plan the House approved last month.

Only the stimulus bill to be approved this week, the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program passed four months ago and $168 billion in tax cuts and rebates enacted in 2008 have been voted on by lawmakers. The remaining $8 trillion is in lending programs and guarantees, almost all under the Fed and FDIC. Recipients’ names have not been disclosed.

“We’ve seen money go out the back door of this government unlike any time in the history of our country,” Senator Byron Dorgan, a North Dakota Democrat, said on the Senate floor Feb. 3. “Nobody knows what went out of the Federal Reserve Board, to whom and for what purpose. How much from the FDIC? How much from TARP? When? Why?”

Wow, the national debt was 9 trillion in September 2008.  The above numbers alone could double the national debt and the recipients are unknown.  The article points out the existence of an FOI lawsuit to get the Federal Reserve to reveal what it is doing.

Bloomberg requested details of Fed lending under the Freedom of Information Act and filed a federal lawsuit against the central bank Nov. 7 seeking to force disclosure of borrower banks and their collateral.

End 02-09-2009


02-14-2009

What we are facing is the TOTAL change of the World Economic System.  This will lead straight to the Book of Revelation (at least the financial and economic portions).

http://www.theinternationalforecaster.com/International_Forecaster_Weekly/Economic_And_Financial_Systems_Deliberately_Destabilized

The above link gives us a glimpse and the situation.  According to the article the economic debacle is DELIBERATE.   I believe that it is deliberate. 

We continue to see the spectra of devaluation. It is at least a year away from this vantage point and perhaps two to three years. When it comes it will be all currencies devaluing and defaulting simultaneously, as the elitists attempt to implement a New One World currency.

This correction in Treasuries could bring derivative destruction and cause a meltdown. Such an event would push the dollar down quickly and strongly. As this transpires foreign buyers of dollar denominated assets would flow to a trickle causing terrible disruption. That would cause US and world trade to grind to a near halt. Lenders would be none-existent and we would enter a time frame when all currencies would plunge against gold, devaluation and default would follow, and then the elitists will try to force anew One World currency upon us.
Another key here is can the elitists hold the bond and stock markets up indefinitely along with the dollar and continue to suppress gold and silver prices? We know they cannot, so it is only when do the elitists want to pull the plug? We do not believe that will happen until WWIII has begun, so that they can blame their failure on the war.

Does this sound like Revelation Chapter 6?  It sure does - war followed by financial ruin.   See Rev 6: verses 2, 4, and 6

The powers that be are not trying to save the economy. They are extending the timeline, so that total collapse will come when they want it to come. Do not underestimate what is going on. This could well he the worst financial and economic collapse of all time. This is the creation of synchronized stimulus, deficits and reflationary policy making.

What really disturbs us is that so few economists and analysts see what we see. They may, of course, be reluctant to say what they feel for fear of losing their jobs. We do see a few speaking out, but not many. It has to be that, because these are professionals and they are not dumb. Be as it may their silence is defining as our economy is being destroyed and along with it the world economy. They must at least be able to see the stage is being set for a devastating bust.



End 02-14-2009

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02-14-2009  part B
Gary North writes an interesting piece about Fascism and the Fractional Reserve banking System.
http://revolutionradio.org/2009/02/07/economic-fascism-and-the-bailout-economy/comment-page-1/

He says the fractional reserve banking system is falling apart - he is right.
He says there is no conspiracy - he could be right.
Maybe he is saying the free market system will win out - that is not what the marking program of Revelation reveals.

Anyone who does not understand the magnitude of what is taking place is an economic ignoramus. I have plenty of these ignorami contacting me, telling me it was all planned by the insiders. The conspiracy has won again! In their worldview, the conspiracy always wins. That is because they believe that the conspiracy has the attributes of God. It is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent.

Here is their intellectual problem. They do not believe in the free market. They cannot conceive of a social institution based on voluntarism that can break the backs of government planners and central bankers. They will believe anything but this. They think of themselves as defenders of the free market. But they do not grasp the power of the free market to enforce consumers’ decisions.

The conspiracy of well-placed insiders is now tottering. The whole structure of the national American political system has rested on the solvency of the largest American banks. These banks have all been called into question. They are now gutted. 

The thought that commercial bank insiders actively demolished trillions of dollars of their own equity as part of a conspiratorial plan is so imbecilic, so outrageous, so ludicrous, that I am convinced that these conspiracy worshippers have lost whatever remained of their minds. They have been gutted intellectually, just as the banks have been gutted financially.

I don't believe that all conspiracy theorists believe the banks gutted themselves.  Greed controlled these bankers but somehow the emergence of financial enticements previously not legal (due to their questionable value) were made legal.   The reaction of the Fed, the Treasury, and so forth  are where the conspiracy lies (in my estimation).  Either that or EVERYONE involved is an idiot (a possibility).

Gary says (and I agree)-

The only thing holding the whole structure together is an enormous residual faith in the State and a naïve faith that deficits don’t matter. That phrase is associated with supply-side conservatives and the vast majority of those people who call themselves Chicago School economists. Supply-siders said it, and Chicago School economists cautiously chimed in, “Someday, maybe deficits will matter, but not soon. At the margin – this year, next year, and until I am dead – deficits don’t matter.” It has been the Austrian School economists who have warned, decade after decade, that the increase in the Federal debt would eventually threaten the solvency of the government and the stability of the dollar. Now that this is visibly coming true, we still do not hear from professional economists cries of warning regarding trillion-dollar annual Federal deficits. They say nothing, except when they say it is a good idea, because it is necessary, because we have got to save the banks, because we have got to regulate the economy, and, most of all, because the unhampered free market system really does not work. This is what we are getting from people who have generally been known as free market economists. They are lining up as cheerleaders as the banks go to the Federal trough. The Federal deficit soars into astronomical regions, and the monetary base soars just as fast, yet the academic economists are silent. This is not the silence of the lambs; this is a silence of unindicted co-conspirators, most of whom teach in tax-supported universities and spend their careers writing unreadable articles in unread academic journals in order to get tenure, so that the taxpayers can never fire them. These people are apologists for the State. Most of them have been on a public payroll all of their lives. These are the people who, in the name of conservative free-market principles, are supposed to stand in the gap to warn us that the ship of state is going over the falls.

Whether or not it is a conspiracy changes nothing regarding the book of Revelation.  The system will fall and something must be put in its place.
Will it be free enterprise economics?  No.  The Austrian School of Economics?  No.   A more centralized world financial substitute?  Yes.

Gary says (and he is right)-

The money from the central banking system funds the Treasury, and the Treasury in turn bails out the big commercial banks – no longer nearly so big. Everything is based on a daisy chain of digits. Meanwhile, unemployment is rising, production is falling, fear is spreading, loss of faith is spreading, and tens of thousands of formerly highly paid specialists in finance are looking for jobs. This is not a matter of a conspiracy; this is a matter of the free market finally voting no against the conspirators.

There are conservatives who think that all is lost because of the conspiracy. These are people who never did anything anyway. They do not see that we are at the end of an era. We are seeing the culmination of a 500-year era. Jacques Barzun titled his great history of this era, From Dawn to Decadence. We are seeing what Martin Van Creveld called the fall of the state, meaning the nation-state.

These scholars agree: we are seeing the bankruptcy of every Western government that has made too many big promises to too many voters regarding free healthcare and guaranteed retirement. All of it will collapse. The tatters of the promises will point to the tatters of those who made the promises – politicians – and the tatters of the system that supposedly was going to guarantee delivery of the promises.

The academics still believe in the healing power of the State. The voters still believe this, too. But voters are catching on more rapidly than the academics that the State is running out of wiggle room. Millions of voters have figured out that they are going to get stiffed. They don’t know what to do about it, but at least they understand that they really are going to get stiffed.

The academics say “no.” They keep telling all of us that everything is okay, that a few more trillion-dollar deficits will solve the problem. The doubling of the monetary base in 2009 will have no more disruptive effects than the doubling of the monetary base did in the second half of 2008. They tell us all this, but the public is either oblivious, or else is growing suspicious.

We will have another round or two of centralized government, and probably more than one or two rounds of increased monetary expansion. But what we will not have is a restoration of anything resembling the financial world that existed prior to September 2008. That world is gone. The insiders will not get it back. They may get an imitation of it, based on fiat money that does not buy very much, but they will not see the world of 2007 restored. The power base of the modern fascist State is unraveling rapidly.

Suffice it to say the WORLD ECONOMIC SYSTEM is going to RADICALLY CHANGE.

End 02-14-2009  part B


03-06-2009

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/gordon-brown/4940060/Gordon-Brown-appeals-to-US-Congress-for-help-to-save-the-world.html

“I come now to talk of new and different battles we must fight together, to speak of a global economy in crisis and a planet imperilled,” he said.

Mr Brown, who did not make his usual claim that the economic crisis began in the US, hailed American innovation as he appealed for it to lead the world out of the economic “hurricane” and protect the planet from climate change.

“I say we should seize the moment, because never before have I seen a world so willing to come together,” he said. “Never before has that been more needed, and never before have the benefits of co-operation been so far reaching.”

He added: “I believe that you, the nation that had the vision to put a man on the Moon, are also the nation with the vision to protect and preserve our planet Earth.”

http://www.larouchepub.com/lar/2009/3609london_goes_down.html

The issue is the behavior of, apparently, all presently leading governments and virtually all presumed economists of the world, who have failed to face the most essential aspect of the reality of what is a now the accelerating, onrushing breakdown-crisis of all of the entire world's economies. One might think that this cruel fact would have provoked an outburst of resistance against the present system from among the people of those nations generally. On the surface of things, it would appear that one of the most likely among the immediate dangers to humanity from this crisis, would be a recent general tendency for the early spread of extremely brutish, fascist-like governments among ruling institutions, not only in Britain, but in most nations, including the leadership of Congress in the U.S.A., and in western and central Europe.

Ironically, the good news amid all this is, that, probably, as I shall show in the following report, there is no marginal interval of time now available for any development but, either that correction, as defined by me, which must be consolidated during the very short, remaining interval between the already bankrupt condition of virtually all leading nations of the world, on the one side, and, on the other side, the British empire's self-inflicted lurch into into a planet-wide dark age, a collapse, on a global scale, into something worse than that of Europe's infamous, Fourteenth Century "New Dark Age."

That means, that the crucial fact of the present situation is, that the global crisis which broke out, exactly as I had forecast in my July 25, 2007 webcast, has been no "recession," nor mere "depression." What we are experiencing, is a currently onrushing, self-inflicted, systemic, general, physical breakdown-crisis of every part of this planet as a whole, without exception. Under present trends in policy, there is no part of the world which could recover, in our present time, from the presently onrushing general breakdown-crisis. The planet could be saved from this crisis, but only by actions which would have the included effect of ridding us of that Liberal disease of monetarism, which is now killing all the nations of the planet. Any different view of the present situation by any part of this planet, would be a consoling delusion.

All I can say is -  you had better be born again, dear friends.  FYI, monetarism is the use of Central Banks to create money out of thin air to create "demand."

End 03-06-2009


03-08-2009

My friend Rob sent us this information-
Rob's comments:
Do you want the mark on your forehead or your right hand?

  I have been following this for about nine months and now I am reading it on Google news.  First the Arabs proposed it and now the Pope is.  Basically, Capitalism will be replaced with Sharia law.  All bad debts will probably be scratched.  Yippie!  There is one problem with this, you will have to convert to Islam.  If you think that this is an urban legend just read the news once in a while.  I am passing this along so that you will recognize it when you see it.  You have already heard that the USA is losing its superpower status, you probably have already heard that the world wants to do away with the dollar too, which will eventually happen. 
Just remember The Golden Rule


http://www.worldbulletin.net/news_detail.php?id=37814

Vatican offers Islamic finance system to Western Banks
The Vatican says Islamic finance system may help Western banks in crisis as alternative to capitalistm.

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Vatican offered Islamic finance principles to Western banks as a solution for worldwide economic crisis.

Daily Vatican newspaper, 'L'Osservatore Romano, reported that Islamic banking system may help to overcome global crisis, Turkish media reported.
The Vatican said banks should look at the ethical rules of Islamic finance to restore confidence amongst their clients at a time of global economic crisis.

"The ethical principles on which Islamic finance is based may bring banks closer to their clients and to the true spirit which should mark every financial service," the Vatican's official newspaper Osservatore Romano said in an article in its latest issue late yesterday.

Author Loretta Napoleoni and Abaxbank Spa fixed income strategist, Claudia Segre, say in the article that "Western banks could use tools such as the Islamic bonds, known as sukuk, as collateral". Sukuk may be used to fund the "'car industry or the next Olympic Games in London," they said.

They also said that profit share, gained from sukuk, may be an alternative to the interest. They underlined that sukuk system could help automotive sector and support investments in infrastructure area.

Islamic sukuk system is similar to bonos of capitalist system. But in sukuk, money is invested concrete projects and profit share is distributed to clients instead of interest earned.

Pope Benedict XVI in an Oct. 7 speech reflected on crashing financial markets saying that "money vanishes, it is nothing" and concluded that "the only solid reality is the word of God." The Vatican has been paying attention to the global financial meltdown and ran articles in its official newspaper that criticize the free-market model for having "grown too much and badly in the past two decades."

The Osservatore's editor, Giovanni Maria Vian, said that "the great religions have always had a common attention to the human dimension of the economy," Corriere della Sera reported today.

Friends, this is a distinct possibility.    The Vatican-Islam connection is increasing and the Vatican goal to undermine the Western globalists is still in play.  Also, what if the word comes down - convert to Sharia Law and get the mark or you can not buy or sell?

Watch this- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pwAFohWBL4

End 03-08-2009


04-05-2009
A "New World Order" was declared by Prime Minister Brown at the the conclusion of the G20 Summit.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/g20-summit/5097195/G20-summit-Gordon-Brown-announces-new-world-order.html

G20 summit: Gordon Brown announces 'new world order'



In the "fine print" it says-  Under the $1.1 trillion (£750 billion) agreement, which followed several days of intense negotiation, struggling economies will be offered money provided to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by wealthier nations.
Translation- the capitalist west (including and especially the United States) will be (deliberately?) taken further down the road to bankruptcy.    One has to wonder if all the policies and the recent laws enacted by Congress for "bailout" and "stabilization" are merely political disguises for the destruction of the United States.   Such a goal has been published previously.


End 04-05-2009


04-19-2016
I have been interested in these verses for many years:
   
Go to now, ye rich men , weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.  Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.  Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days .   Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud , crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.  Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.  Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.  Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh  
-- James 5:1-8

The verses above clearly are not generic in the sense that they apply to all rich men of all ages.  These verses clearly apply to rich men during the last days

My question since October of 2008 has been - How is the Federal Reserve going to extricate itself from the large volume of worthless assets it has accumulated on its balance sheet?    How is the Gold/Silver scenario in James 5 going to unfold?

The answer lies below.   It seems that both questions are answered by the same process!!

My question has been - what would happen to the price of gold and silver to make this verse a reality?
The answer is that the price would SKYROCKET!   
The reason- Who would care if Gold/Silver cankered (if it's price was low)?
So, my thinking has been that Gold/Silver would sky rocket as we neared the tribulation of the Bible, before its demise during the tribulation.

The reason I am writing today is to tell you of a development in the Gold/Silver market.   What we are facing is the complete destruction of Western Government Sovereign Debt (and all that goes with it, including the impoverishment of the entire middle class!)

http://thecrux.com/porter-stansberry-the-metropolitan-plan-for-when-the-dollar-collapses/

Think about what that means for a little while… and see if you don’t find yourself more than a little worried. NIRP (Negative Interest Rate Policy) could trigger a massive, global “run on the bank” as everyone begins trying to hoard currency and gold to avoid the penalties being charged by the central banks for using paper money.

Trust me when I tell you Policymakers in the U.S. are cognizant of this risk. This isn’t a doomsday scenario… It’s happening right now. These risks are exactly why gold has seen its biggest quarterly move higher in more than 30 years.

The run has started.

Look who is suddenly buying gold… former vice chairman of the investment bank Goldman Sachs John Thornton is now running Barrick Gold, one of the world’s largest gold producers. Goldman has already purchased three tons of physical gold for its house account.

Stanley Druckenmiller – one of the most successful investors of the last 30 years and former head of the Quantum Fund – holds about 30% of his personal portfolio in gold.

The same is true across the top echelon of Wall Street’s best hedge-fund managers: John Paulson owns stakes in several gold-mining companies. David Einhorn is a huge gold bull, with more than $100 million invested in gold stocks. Paul Singer says it’s the only real money. Ray Dalio – founder of Bridgewater, the largest hedge fund in the world – says, “If you don’t own gold, you know neither history nor economics.”

I could go on, but you get the point. Billionaires are suddenly hoarding gold and expounding on its role in history. Doesn’t that make you wonder what’s really going on behind the scenes? More and more senior people in finance are buying huge amounts of gold. Why? Because of what I learned at dinner just a few nights ago…

After outlining the risks of NIRP and the inevitable run on paper currencies these policies will produce, our host at the Metropolitan Club asked us a simple question…

How will the world’s central banks regain control of the monetary system when it all finally breaks down? What will get people to stop hoarding cash, to stop buying gold, to put their money back in the banks?

I couldn’t believe my ears. Here was a former government official – at the very highest level – openly discussing a global bank run and how the Federal Reserve and other central banks would try to stop it. I have never in my career heard anyone in government discuss such a scenario. And our host wasn’t merely pondering whether or not this could happen. He was formulating a plan to combat it. He was assuming it would happen… and soon.

He then explained there would only be one sure way to gain control of the system: To use gold. He noted that the U.S. Treasury owns more gold than anyone else in the entire world.

The details about the Treasury’s gold hoard are important to the story. So for review, the U.S. Treasury owns 248 million ounces of gold. It’s held, mostly in the form of gold bricks, at three locations: Fort Knox, West Point, and the U.S. Mint in Denver.

Also important… you should know that about two-thirds of this gold was essentially stolen from private U.S. citizens in 1933, when FDR outlawed the private ownership of gold. The right to own gold wasn’t reinstated until 1974. All of the confiscated gold was melted down into bricks. Then, in 1937, it was put on a special nine-car U.S. Army train and shipped to Fort Knox. Since then, just about the only people who have been allowed to see the gold are auditors from KPMG. No one else is allowed inside.

Our dinner host explained what would happen to this gold if NIRP policies caused a global run on paper money. And that’s when I got genuinely afraid…

The only way to re-establish credibility and regain control of the financial system in the event of a global run on paper currencies would be to re-establish the U.S. dollar’s convertibility into gold. Our host described the means for accomplishing this goal. The Fed, he said, could offer to swap all of the Treasury bonds it holds (about $2.4 trillion) for all of the gold owned by the U.S. Treasury. When you do the math, you come with a new dollar-to-gold ratio of $9,677.Roughly $10,000 an ounce.

Our host went on to describe several important nuances to how such a system would work, which goes beyond the scope of today’s Digest. I want to make sure you understand three key things I learned at this meeting…

  • The first thing you must understand is the world’s system of paper money is unraveling. The only way to prevent a collapse of the banking system under the weight of outrageous sovereign debts is negative interest rates… the very thing that will spark a run on the system itself. The inevitability of this outcome is already influencing the behavior of the world’s largest banks, insurance companies, and the wealthiest investors. And they’re all going to do one thing: Buy gold.
  • The second thing you should know is that as this crisis unfolds, people in and around government who understand how to use our country’s gold (most of which was stolen from citizens) will re-establish financial order. But so much money has been created out of thin air that the price of gold will have to soar (relative to the dollar) to stabilize the system after it collapses.
  • The third thing you have to understand is that the government will almost surely do something to prevent you from buying gold when the panic comes. That’s why our host (a former leading government official) is buying gold now. And that’s why you must do so, too – immediately.

As you can tell… this dinner had a profound effect on me. I walked away in silence, as did my colleagues. I was simply in awe at the enormity of what I had heard...

You see, this was a detailed plan to stop a run on the dollar. It’s a plan that’s being discussed in secret at the highest levels of finance and government. If this plan is adopted and formalized, it would be, without a doubt, the most highly classified, closely guarded financial secret in the world. I could be putting myself (and my company) in some jeopardy by sharing this information. But… that’s what I felt I had to do.

Dear friends, if you think the LORD's coming is 20 years from now; you might want to think about this a little more.
If you own DOLLARS or DOLLAR denominated assets, you are going to be BROKE.  If you plan ahead and buy GOLD/SILVER, you are going to BELIEVE you will survive (and you might for awhile).    But, the verses above still will apply to YOU.

Go to now, ye rich men , weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.  Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.  Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days .   Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud , crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.  Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.  Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.  Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh  
-- James 5:1-8

If you are not Born Again, you will be left on this earth to face the scenario outlined below.  It appears from the verses above as if the ultra-rich are going to be the only ones vested in Gold/Silver.  My suggestion is that you prepare to meet the LORD while you still have time.

The fact is YOU will have NO good choices if you are Left Behind.

This scenario is coming and very soon.

End 04-19-2016


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