Thursday, May 30, 2013

US Makes Syria an ‘Offer it Can’t Refuse’ – again
US Makes Syria an ‘Offer it Can’t Refuse’ – again
By Finian Cunningham
May 27, 2013 "Information Clearing House" -"SCF" - In Mafia terms, it’s called “making an offer that can’t be refused”. The “offer” is not one of free choice between options that may benefit the object party. In reality, it is about setting up a scenario of duress, under which the object party is coerced to capitulate to detrimental terms of extreme prejudice determined cynically by the other party.
This is the scenario that Washington and its NATO allies are contriving for the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad…
The so-called international peace conference that may take place in the coming weeks, at the behest of Washington and Moscow, is ostensibly aimed at finding a negotiated end to the conflict in Syria that is now in its third year and which has resulted in up to 80,000 deaths. At least half of these deaths are believed to be civilian.
Russian officials have confirmed that the Syrian government is willing to participate, in principle, in the conference with factions of the Syrian “opposition” – provided, says Damascus, that the latter participants do not have “blood on their hands”.
That criterion may yet turn out to make the forthcoming conference a non-runner since the main opposition group – the Western-backed Syrian National Coalition (SNC) – is entwined with a host of mercenary forces on the ground that are drenched in blood from a relentless campaign of terrorism and sabotage. 
However, it is not even clear if the fractious and mainly exile-based SNC has any authority over the motley crew of militant groups – more than 75 per cent of whom are foreign self-styled jihadi extremists that emanate from 30 or more Arab and other countries, according to United Nations reports. 
Chief among these groups that comprise the so-called Free Syrian Army is the Al Nusra Front, the main fighting force, which is aligned with the Al Qaeda-affiliated network that stretches from Russia’s Caucus region, through Afghanistan and Iraq, to Libya, Mali and Niger. 
It has to be said that Russia’s intentions for a negotiated peace settlement seem to be honourable – and based on the principle of arriving at some kind of internal Syrian consensus. To that end, Russia maintains the position of not setting preconditions about the political fate of the incumbent President Assad. Russia is supported in this view by Iran and China. It is not, they say, for foreign governments or their regional allies and proxies to determine the outcome of the conference and in particular the political future of Assad.
Contrast that with the position of the other broker – Washington. At a preliminary meeting in Jordan this past week, the US Secretary of State John Kerry insisted, along with NATO allies, Britain, France, Italy and Germany, as well as the Persian Gulf Arab sheikhdoms, that Assad “must go”.
Kerry told the assembled “Friends of Syria” that the US was not dictating the outcome of the planned peace conference, but then contradicted himself flatly by repeating the assertion that President Assad would not be part of any Syrian political transition. 
“Can a person who has used artillery shells and missiles and Scuds and tanks against women and children and university students – can that person possibly be judged by any reasonable person to have the credibility and legitimacy to lead that country in the future?” asked Kerry.
The veracity of these allegations against the Assad regime is more than a moot point. There is substantial evidence that the violations Kerry was attributing to Syrian government forces, such as the rocket attack on Aleppo University in January that resulted in more than 80 deaths, were in fact committed by Western-backed militants. The use of chemical weapons near Aleppo in March has also been shown recently by Russian RTR journalists to be the work of Western-backed militants, not the regime, as Western governments have been insinuating. 
But that aside, the immediate point here is that Kerry and his “Enemies of Syria” coalition are very much trying to dictate terms on the anticipated political process. That same Western intransigence was largely why the Geneva accord reached last June by the UN Security Council came unstuck – and tens of thousands more Syrian deaths followed. 
Adding to the warped framework of negotiations, the US, Britain and France are also insisting – in contrast to Russia and China – that Iran should not be permitted to take part in the process. Of course, the NATO powers can rely on their Sunni allies among the Persian Gulf monarchies of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to endorse that stipulation. Why the Western powers and their Arab dictator friends have any more right than Iran – an ally of Syria with vital interests at stake in the conflict – is beyond their permitted rationale or discussion. 
So, the upshot is that Assad is being offered a poisoned political chalice. On one hand, he is being told to forfeit the sovereign rights of his people to have him as their leader, and by all accounts a leader with a popular mandate, to give way to a negotiation with “opposition” parties who are solely designated, funded and patronised by foreign powers. 
The SNC’s Ghassan Hitto, a Texas-based Syrian businessman, is designated by Washington, London and the former colonial power Paris as Syria’s premier-in-waiting. It is fair to say that Hitto, as with many other American-accented members of the SNC, has negligible popular support within Syria. That is, without any mandate from the Syrian population, these exiles are being foisted to negotiate the political future of Syria – a future that is extremely prejudicial in favour of Western geopolitical interests. 
On the other hand – and this is where the Mafia analogy takes hold – the Western powers are making thinly veiled threats that if Assad does not conform to the warped political framework, that is, drink from the poisoned chalice, then all hell will break lose on this country with an even greater escalation of Western-backed violence. 
“The United States is lobbying European governments to back a British-led call to amend [lift] the EU arms embargo on Syria,” reported the British Guardian this week, as Washington and its friend were gathering in Jordan. 
Up to now, Washington has at least been maintaining the fiction that it is not arming the anti-Assad militants. It has, of course, been plying the mercenaries covertly with weaponry and logistics, along with its NATO allies and the Gulf Arab dictatorships. 
Militant commander Brigadier General Salim Idriss has been pleading for Washington to begin openly supplying anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles – not just the assault rifles and explosives that have come so far through the clandestine CIA/MI6 conduits of Turkey, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. 
Since last month, Washington officials have begun briefing media outlets, such as the Washington Post and the New York Times, that the Obama administration is moving towards more direct military intervention in aid of the militants in Syria. “We’re clearly on an upward trajectory,” a senior US official said somewhat cryptically on 30 April. “We’ve moved over to assistance that has a direct military purpose.”
Days later, in the first week of May, US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel hosted a press conference at the Pentagon with his British counterpart, Philip Hammond. “Arming the rebels, that’s an option,” said Hagel, indicating an apparent reversal of White House policy of ostensibly only sending “non-lethal aid”.
And this week a US Senate committee voted in favour of Washington arming the “rebels” in Syria.
Secretary of State John Kerry is adding to this increasingly articulated threat. Voice of America reported from the Jordanian meeting last week: “Kerry says the Obama administration hopes President Assad ‘will understand the meaning of that’ [shift in US military policy towards Syria].”
This latent threat of greater aggression against Syria by the US, if it does not toe the political line as ordained by Washington, is not a new tactic in America’s underlying objective of regime change. 
Last month, the Iranian FARS news agency reported that Syrian envoy to Iran, Adnan Mahmoud, disclosed that as far back as March 2011 – when the conflict was kicking off in Syria – that the then US Secretary of Defence, Robert Gates, had starkly told the Damascus government that it faced “a choice”.  
The Syrian envoy to Iran was quoted by FARS as saying: “Of course, in the very first weeks of the conflict in Syria, the US Secretary of Defence [Robert Gates] sent a message to the Syrian government, and said we should have cut our ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran if we wanted to stop the war, and stressed that if we did so, they [the US] would provide us with whatever we want”. In other words, Washington was making Syria back then “an offer it couldn’t refuse”. Well, Syria did refuse back in early 2011 to comply with US demands to cut its strategic ties with Iran, and as time has shown Damascus has since paid a heavy price in terms of human lives and the destruction of the country.
Now again, as the American-backed “peace conference” is being dangled in front of Damascus, Washington is replaying that same cynical offer. Either, drink from this poisoned political chalice – or “we’ll send the boys around to do their worst”.

Reprinted with permission from Strategic Culture Foundation.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Kill Dodd-Frank Before It Literally Kills You!

It has now been conclusively proven that the deadly "bail-in" policy, as implemented in Cyprus, to simply steal the deposits of troubled banks in order to bail out the speculators, including the derivatives held by the banks, IS ALREADY THE LAW OF THE LAND IN THE UNITED STATES, UNDER THE DODD-FRANK LEGISLATION, which was sold to the world by President Obama as a "regulation" of the banks. It is nothing of the sort, as the following statement and the linked documentation demonstrates. The same policy is also in place across Europe, as also shown in the documentation.
Please circulate this report as widely as possible. Mike Billington
Kill Dodd-Frank Before It Literally Kills You!

May 26th, 2013 • 7:31 PM
Whether your Congressman and Senator know it or not, Wall Street and the City of London’s too-big-to-fail banks have been given the keys to your savings accounts and will steal every penny that you think you own the minute they get into trouble and need another bailout. This is not some wild futuristic nightmare. This has been the reality ever since Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Bill (“The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010”) and President Barack Obama signed it into law. This is outright treason!
Under Title II of the Dodd-Frank Bill, the leveraged gambling debts of the too-big-to-fail banks are put at the front of the bail-out line. Household and business depositors are defined as “unsecured creditors” and will lose all but the FDIC insured portion of their deposits. What this means is that the “bail-in” program that looted depositors funds in the two largest banks in Cyprus earlier this year has already been in place in the United States under Dodd-Frank.
After the 2008 Wall Street fiasco, in which the too-big-to-fail banks were given tens of trillions of dollars in taxpayers’ funds in the biggest bailout in history, it was obvious that no more taxpayer bailouts were possible. Instead, the bankers and their Congressional allies opted for “bail-in.” If a too-big-to-fail bank gets in trouble, the FDIC steps in, in the form of an Orderly Liquidation Authority to oversee the restructuring. In the process, the bank is saved—at the expense of the depositors who will lose all but the FDIC insured portion of their deposits.
This represents the biggest theft in history, and it is pure treason. Under the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, the first responsibility of government is to protect the general welfare of the population, both current and future generations. Under Dodd-Frank, that core principle of the American Republic is thrown out the window, in favor of “saving the system,” a system that has been hopelessly bankrupt since long before the 2008 crisis.
The Dodd-Frank Bill is 848 pages. Already, regulators have drafted 8,843 pages of rules of implementation—and they are only a third of the way through the process. Earlier this month, Members of the House Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 992, the Swap Regulatory Improvement Act, with only six dissenting votes. The bill would further guarantee that derivative contracts—pure gambling bets—would be protected even when held by foreign banks operating in the U.S. The New York Times reported on May 23, 2013 that H.R. 992 was written by Citigroup and was introduced by Members of Congress on the receiving end of major Wall Street contributions. This, too, is a further betrayal of the rights of all Americans.
As Lyndon LaRouche has been correctly warning since the 1971 breakup of the Bretton Woods System and the 1999 repeal of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, the entire trans-Atlantic financial system is hopelessly bankrupt and must be put through orderly bankruptcy reorganization. The only way to achieve that is to fully reinstate the original Glass-Steagall Act, which separated commercial banking from all of the gambling activities of the brokerage houses, hedge funds and insurance companies. There are now bills before both Houses of Congress to reinstate Glass-Steagall. H.R. 129 and S. 985 offer the only hope of survival for a United States already on the very edge of economic disintegration.
Lyndon LaRouche declared, “The looting has gone far enough. The Dodd-Frank Bill is a piece of treachery that has already claimed the lives of too many of our citizens, through the destruction of our economy, the continuing collapse of real employment, the gutting of our health care system. Nothing short of the full reinstatement of Glass Steagall can save the United States at this point in time.”
LaRouche continued, “Glass-Steagall is the indispensable first step to reverse the London-Wall Street tyranny of Dodd-Frank. Once we have reinstated Glass-Steagall, we must immediately move to rebuild the collapsed U.S. economy. We need to return to the American System of Federal credit for urgently needed infrastructure projects, starting with the North American Water and Power Alliance (NAWAPA), a project that will create millions of productive jobs and revive our collapsed manufacturing base.
“My colleagues have prepared a detailed expose of the treason of the Dodd-Frank Bill [1]. It is available on the LaRouche PAC website. When you study that report, you will come to the obvious patriotic conclusion: Kill Dodd-Frank before it kills you.”

Rule, Britannia? UK ‘shadow military’ may return to Gulf over instability fears

Rule, Britannia? UK ‘shadow military’ may return to Gulf over instability fears

The British destroyer HMS Diamond sails through the Suez Canal (AFP Photo)
The British destroyer HMS Diamond sails through the Suez Canal (AFP Photo)
The UK army is planning to build up a strong “shadow presence” in the Gulf, marking a return to the seat of its old imperial power, a UK think tank said. The Arab Spring and security fears over a nuclear Iran are among the reasons for the move.
The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) published a report titled ‘A Return to East of Suez? UK Military Deployment to the Gulf’ on Monday morning, analyzing a shift in UK policy that is driven by a “fear of what is happening in the Middle East.”
The report stressed that on the surface, the increased military presence would not mirror the imperial foothold Britain once held in the region.
The military intends to build up a strong shadow presence around the Gulf; not an evident imperial-style footprint, but a smart presence with facilities, defense agreements, rotation of training, transit and jumping-off points,” the report said.
The British withdrew troops from the Gulf region following the East of Suez decision in 1971; the drawdown of Britain’s imperial military influence allowed many Gulf nations to declare their independence.
RUSI maintains that the UK government has no intention of “deploying” military might into the region anytime soon, but emphasizes that an increased presence would be wise due to the “swirling social storms across the region in the wake of the ‘Arab Awakening.’”

Royal Marines practice their drill using a Browning heavy machine gun on the deck of HMS Ocean as it travels through the Persian Gulf. (AFP Photo)
Royal Marines practice their drill using a Browning heavy machine gun on the deck of HMS Ocean as it travels through the Persian Gulf. (AFP Photo)
The report outlines the primary motivations behind the UK’s policy shifts as security-based, citing the alleged nuclear threat of Iran as a predominant factor.
“Clearly, the immediate security concern to the entire Gulf region is the future direction of Iran’s nuclear program,” the document notes. “The international community, and especially Israel and the Arab Gulf states, remain fearful of Iranian nuclear ambitions. Iran, too, is entering a volatile period in the run-up to national elections.”
The paper also identifies embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad as a significant factor in regional instability.
The Institute based its conclusions on analysis of recent government policy, which “appears to be approaching a decision point where a significant strategic reorientation of its defense and security towards the Gulf is both plausible and logical.”
With regard to the practical applications of a return of military presence to the Gulf, the report said it is more cost-effective to transfer UK military equipment from Afghanistan into the Gulf than back to Britain. Referencing the strategic advantages of a military presence in Oman, the report calls country “terrain ideally suited to the training of military units in the skills of desert warfare.” In 2001, Oman played host to the largest UK military drills in recent history.
A British Royal Navy Sea King helicopter lands on the HMS Illustrious aircraft carrier off Oman's rugged coastline (AFP Photo)
A British Royal Navy Sea King helicopter lands on the HMS Illustrious aircraft carrier off Oman’s rugged coastline (AFP Photo)
Important trade links with the United Arab Emirates, worth some £14 billion ($21.7 billion), will also influence the return of the UK military to the region. The UK struck a massive deal with the UEA and other Gulf nations to sell 100 Typhoon fighter jets last year, and has pledged “joint collaboration” with the UEA.
Dr. Saul Kelly, the author of the briefing paper, told RT that Britain’s increased presence in the Gulf would be done via a combination of a formal, physical return to bases as well as intensified cooperation with Gulf States, albeit “on a low scale.”
Kelly argues that as the British military presence has grown throughout the region, “particularly over the last decade or so,” financial incentives coupled with broader strategic goals will ensure that the UK’s long-standing practice of defense cooperation in the region will continue.
“One of the latest defense packages has to deal with the sale of Typhoon jets to various Gulf Arab countries, and that ties in with these continuing defense agreements with local governments. And in an age of austerity in Europe, these defense contracts are important to the British economy, and that is certainly an element of it. But there are [also] long-standing strategic interests that Britain, as a member of the Western Alliance, has in the Gulf area.”

Imperial hangover

In a briefing accompanying the RUSI report, Director General Michael Clarke stressed the importance of the UK solidifying friendships in the region. “It would make sense for the British to have more of a capacity to cooperate with the Americans” whose policy is rapidly changing in the region, he said.
“The Americans will not leave the Middle East, of course they won’t. But they will express their power differently in the Middle East,” Clarke said.
He warned that the press may seek to brand the plans as linked to an “imperial notion of grandeur.” However, he insisted that this was not the case, and that the UK was merely following “sensible aspirations.”

Chemtrail Flu: Have You Got It Yet?

Chemtrail Flu: Have You Got It Yet?
You’re sick. Your nose is stuffy. Your body aches, You’re sweaty, coughing, sneezing and you don’t have enough energy to get out of bed.
It’s not the flu. It’s a conspiracy, according to Dr. Len Horowitz. His opinion is not based on conspiracy theory but on conspiracy fact.
Over the past 10 years, Horowitz has become America’s most controversial medical authority. A university-trained medical researcher, Horowitz, 48, charges that elements of the United States government are conspiring with major pharmaceutical companies to make large segments of the population sick.
The mainstream media is reporting that hospital emergency rooms are jammed with patients suffering from a bizarre upper respiratory infection that doesn't quite seem like a virus. They are reporting that it’s a “mystery” flu and that the flu vaccines are ineffective against it.
“That’s all hogwash, bogus nonsense”, says Dr. Leonard Horowitz. “The fact of the matter is, we have seen this type of an epidemic since the end of 1998 and the beginning of 1999. People have been hacking and coughing with this bizarre illness that does not seem to follow any logical viral or bacterial onset and transition period.
If it was a really bacterial or a viral infection, it would have caused a fever but it didn't  It lasts for weeks, if not months. Sinus congestion, sinus drainage, cough, fatigue, general malaise. People have been feeling “off”. 
The Armed Forces Research Institute of Pathology has registered a patent for the pathogenic micoplasmathat is causing the epidemic. You can see the patent report in the book, Healing Codes for the Biblical Apocalypse.
Micoplasma is not really a fungus, it’s not really a bacteria, it’s not really a virus. It has no cell wall. It goes deep into the cell nuclei thereby making it very difficult to mount an immune response against it. It’s a man-made biological weapon.The patent report explains how it causes chronic upper respiratory infections that are virtually identical to what’s going on right now.”
“I believe the chemtrails are responsible for a chemical intoxication of the public, which would then cause a general immune suppression, low grade to high grade, depending on exposure. The immune dysfunction allows people to become susceptible to opportunistic infections, such as this micoplasma and other opportunistic infections”, says Dr. Horowitz.
“I first began to investigate chemtrails when some were sprayed over my home in Northern Idaho. I took pictures of them, and then contacted the Environmental Protection Agency of the state who were clueless and referred me to the Air Force. They got me in touch with Centers for Disease Control Toxicology, and after about a week I received a letter from one of their chief toxicologists saying, indeed there was some amount of ethylene dibromide in the jet fuel.

Ethylene dibromide is a known human chemical carcinogen that was removed from unleaded gasoline because of its cancer-causing effects. Now suddenly it has appeared in the jet fuel that high-altitude military aircraft are emitting!”
Ethylene dibromide is coming out of the jet fuels that is causing immune suppression and weakening people’s immune system. Then you’ve got a micoplasma microbe or a fungus that causes an upper respiratory illness. Suddenly you develop a secondary bacterial infection. Now you get hit with ANTIBIOTICS, and the antibiotics cause your body chemistry to go acidic, so now you get rashes and other things, your liver gets full of toxins and comes out through your skin in rashes and they get hyperallergenic reactions associated with the other chemicals. I’ve got colleagues in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Toronto, British Columbia all reporting the same bizarre seeding of the atmosphere. What is going on is just despicable.
All of a sudden now you’ve got human beings completely out of balance and infected by two, three or four microbial co-factors as well as intoxicated by a variety of different chemicals… and you’ve got somebody who’s going to be chronically ill.
“The Frank Church Congressional Hearings of 1975 exposed the Central Intelligence Agency biological weapons contracting firms – Litton Bionetics and the Army Corp of Engineers who were developing and utilizing various biological weapons on populations. And this is all done under black operations, covert operations, where they get funding and congressional people are never informed really where this money is going. It’s the black budget”, says Horowitz.
“And in the contemporary warfare arena, where experts in biological chemical warfare convene and discuss the ways that are ideal to conduct warfare today, to really take an enemy out, you don’t want to kill the people. You want to produce people who are chronically illand become dependant on the state and totally sap the resources of the country. And then you can move in with your military-medical-industrial complex and your international medical-pharmaceutical cartel. Then you sell these defeated countries all of the pharmaceuticals and chemicals that they need to maintain any semblance of healthy function.
They’re completely depleted. They can’t put together a military. You create a dependence and thereby you weaken the population, and weakened populations are easy to control. So you’ve got population control, and you make vast fortunes doing it, versus just blowing up a nuclear weapon and devastating the infrastructure that you own. You and your colleagues own that infrastructure. You want to get rid of the people. You don’t want to get rid of infrastructure”
“What I’m relating to you now is not speculation. If you were to read the top experts analysis of military warfare, including The Report From Iron Mountain – the Rockefeller family is one of the major players in this conspiracy. They are one of the major players in world genocide, world population reduction. That’s no mystery anymore.
When you examine who owns the chemtrail fuel, who are the fuel company directors, suddenly you enter into the realm of the Rockefeller family and the royal families – Standard Oil and British Petroleum. And what are their other agendas? Suddenly now you see their documents, showing that they have funded, historically, eugenics, racial hygiene, genocide, depopulation, family planning, maternal and child health – where they make and deliver vaccines, and contaminated blood supplies. These are the banksters, the same people who run the blood banking as well as the money banking industries”, says Dr. Horowitz.
“I reference a great book by Dr. John Coleman, who worked as a British Secret Service agent at the highest levels. And he articulated very clearly who was running those companies. It all goes back, ultimately, to the highest level of the royal family. The Bush family, Rothschild family, the Rockefeller money, and the entire Rockefeller establishment is based on Rothschild money and royal families.
If you can’t explain it rationally or any other way, I think you’ve got to begin to consider conspiracy theories and eliminate the negative label that you’ve placed on conspiracy theories which have been demonized along with wholistic medicine.”
The ruling crime families are making vast fortunes off of humanity’s suffering. The Rockefellers monopolized American medicine in the 1920s. They, along with I.G. Farben, Germany’s leading industrial organization, held the monopoly on the world’s chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
The Rockefellers and I.G. Farben worked together before World War II and during World War II. For all practical purposes, the Rockefellers and I.G. Farben were the Third Reich.
Who else is involved? The Merck Pharmaceutical Company. Their president, George W. Merck, was America’s biological weapons industry director during World War II. He was personally appointed by President Roosevelt and Secretary of War Stimson.

The Nazis planned for the New World Order. They even had a term for it – “neue Ordnung,” which means New Order, New World Order. This today, this New World Order, is the rise of the Fourth Reich. This is precisely what they envisioned and then carried out on a global scale. The goal of the Fourth Reich is population control and genocide.
99.99 percent of Masons have no clue what they’re really up to at the highest levels. they give you increased knowledge at every higher degree of Freemasonry. When you get beyond the 33rd degree, you get the highest indoctrination into what’s called the Ancient Arcana, the ancient sacred knowledge described in the book Healing Codes of the Biblical Apocalypse. That’s where the devil-doers who are running this planet are nesting.
How does a person become that high in the Masonic organization? Through bloodlines. You’ve got to be major royalty, major royalty, ideally a descendent or you’ve got to be somebody who is very close to the royalty, the major bloodlines.
Who are they targeting for genocide? If there’s an attempt underway to reduce the population of the planet, why isn’t it happening?

Blacks, Guns & Crime

Blacks, Guns & Crime
In case you are unfamiliar with Juan Williams, he used to be on NPR, the liberal radio network and they fired him over a comment he made.
He is now on Fox News Network as the balanced side of liberal opinions.
There is a great deal of truth in this email. Mr. Williams deserves credit for even mentioning it.
                                              Blacks, Guns & Crime
Juan Williams, a black commentator, wrote an interesting article recently entitled “Race and the Gun Debate.”
(Wall St. Journ, Mar 27, 2013)
Among the statistics he cites are that 54% of all murders involve black victims, virtually all of whom were killed by black murderers, and yet blacks comprise only 13% of the population.
These are familiar numbers, but, as Williams points out, although more than half the “gun problem” can be laid at the feet of blacks, the gun debate never seems to mention this.
If it were mentioned, the obvious thought that might occur is maybe it’s blacks that need to be regulated and not guns.
Three years ago I wrote the following in the prologue to my book They Came For Our Guns, They came For Our Freedom:
The single most important factor that has caused the political left to demand an end to private firearms ownership is that the underclass has, over the last fifty years, expanded exponentially, bringing with it an exponential increase in crime. Many of these criminals come from the single-parent families encouraged by the welfare system, a dysfunctional government give-away favored by the far left. The absence of fathers has led large numbers of children to seek gangs as a substitute for parenting not available at home. Not content with having created an entire class of welfare-bred criminals, the political left now seeks to protect this underclass by rendering ordinary citizens defenseless against crime perpetrated by these criminals.”
In sum, both blacks and whites are part of this criminal underclass, but, as Juan Williams points out, blacks, a 13% minority, are doing 54% of the killing and dying. That needs to be said.
Why is this happening? According to Juan Williams, the out of wedlock birth rate for blacks is now 72%.
This leads to more than 70% of black mothers being on welfare raising more than 70% of black children without fathers.
That’s part of the problem. Another part, Williams says, is:
“a dysfunctional gangster-rap culture that glorifies promiscuity, drug dealers and the power of the gun.”
So now we have black culture of violence financed by the welfare system producing what are – by any measure – distorted values. One might think this needs to be addressed.
Not so. The President of the United States recently invited the gangster rapper Jay-Z to his inauguration. Jay-Z is the black poster boy for the value system that Juan Williams says is destroying the black community. Inviting him to the presidential inauguration is, by implication, an endorsement of the mindlessness characteristic of Jay-Z and his supporters.
But Obama is not a moralist.
He is a politician who panders himself to the black vote and avoids criticizing the criminal culture that has enslaved his people.
Obama made no move toward gun control until a white madman killed young children at Sandy Hook .
In Obama’s mind, that single act instantly transformed the “gun problem” into a white (not black) problem.
It is about white misconduct, not about blacks, black culture or black behavior.
Guess what. It’s still about blacks. They are victims and killers in disproportionate numbers.
An occasional white maniac does not erase that.
People who want to reduce homicide by gun need to focus on curbing a black culture that has caused the problem in the first place.
Banning guns to cure black murderousness, crime and cultural deficiencies is like
banning popsicles to deal with an outbreak of the Ebola virus.

World Bank Insider Blows Whistle on Corruption, [private] Federal Reserve

World Bank Insider Blows Whistle on Corruption, [private] Federal Reserve

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:28
Written by  Alex Newman
Photo of World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C.
A former insider at the World Bank, ex-Senior Counsel Karen Hudes, says the global financial system is dominated by a small group of corrupt, power-hungry figures centered around the privately owned U.S. Federal Reserve. The network has seized control of the media to cover up its crimes, too, she explained. In an interview with The New American, Hudes said that when she tried to blow the whistle on multiple problems at the World Bank, she was fired for her efforts. Now, along with a network of fellow whistleblowers, Hudes is determined to expose and end the corruption. And she is confident of success. 

Citing an explosive 2011 Swiss study published in the PLOS ONE journal on the “network of global corporate control,” Hudes pointed out that a small group of entities — mostly financial institutions and especially private central banks — exert a massive amount of influence over the international economy from behind the scenes. “What is really going on is that the world’s resources are being dominated by this group,” she explained, adding that the “corrupt power grabbers” have managed to dominate the media [which they also own and operate] as well. “They’re being allowed to do it.”

According to the peer-reviewed paper, which presented the first global investigation of ownership architecture in the international economy, transnational corporations form a “giant bow-tie structure.” A large portion of control, meanwhile, “flows to a small tightly-knit core of financial institutions.” The researchers described the core as an “economic ‘super-entity’” [Specifically N.M. Rothschild, London] that raises important issues for policymakers and researchers. Of course, the implications are enormous for citizens [worldwide] as well.

Hudes, an attorney who spent some two decades working in the World Bank’s legal department, has observed the machinations of the network up close. “I realized we were now dealing with something known as state capture, which is where the institutions of government are co-opted by the group that’s corrupt,” she told The New American in a phone interview. “The pillars of the U.S. government — some of them [sic] — are dysfunctional because of state capture; this is a big story, this is a big cover up.”

At the heart of the network, Hudes said, are 147 financial institutions and private central banks — especially the Federal Reserve, which was created by Congress [12/23/1913] but is owned by essentially a cartel of private banks. “This is a story about how the international financial system was secretly gamed, mostly by private central banks — they’re the ones we are talking about,” she explained. “The [private] central bankers have been gaming the system. I would say that this is a power grab.” [MM: Come right out and say it – skip the FEARthe entire planetary cartel of private central banks are Rothschild-owned and –operated! Until cowardly innuendo ceases, worldwide peace and evolvement remain problematic. This vile, Satanic, cancerous, parasitic, diabolic enemy of humanity has been conclusively/irrefutably identified by NAME – ROTHSCHILD – So scream it at the top of your voice for ALL to hear!!! IDENTIFY THE COVERT MONEYCHANGERS – Please don’t tell me that you’re TERRIFIED of being labeled an (oxymoronic) “anti-Semite”.]
The Fed in particular is at the very center of the network and the coverup, Hudes continued, citing a policy and oversight body that includes top government and Fed officials. Central bankers have also been manipulating gold prices, [also silver and ALL OTHER “paper markets”] she added, echoing widespread concerns that The New American has documented extensively. Indeed, even the inaccurate World Bank financial statements that Hudes has been trying to expose are linked to the [private] U.S. central bank, she said. 

“The group that we’re talking about from the Zurich study — that’s the private Federal Reserve [just another piece of the giant Rothschild Financial Empire]; it has some other pieces to it, but that’s the Federal Reserve,” Hudes explained. “So the Federal Reserve secretly dominated the world economy using secret, interlocking corporate directorates, and terrorizing anybody who managed to figure out that they were having any kind of role, and putting people in very important positions so that they could get a free pass.”
Working Together

The shadowy but immensely powerful Bank for International Settlements serves as “the club of these private central bankers,” Hudes continued. “Now, are people going to want interest on their country’s debts to continue to be paid to that group when they find out the secret tricks that the group [???] has been doing? Don’t forget how they’ve [WHO ARE THEY”!!!] enriched themselves extraordinarily and how they’ve taken taxpayer money for the bailout.”

As far as intervening in the gold price, Hudes said it was an effort by the powerful network and its central banks to “hold onto its paper currency” — a suspicion shared by many analysts and even senior government officials. The World Bank whistleblower also said that contrary to official claims, she did not believe there was any gold being held in Fort Knox [Correct – Ask “Fort Tungsten” Ben Bernanke (below)!]. Even congressmen and foreign governments have tried to find out if the precious metals were still there, but they met with little success. Hudes, however, believes the scam will eventually come undone. [It had better HAPPEN SOON in order abolish planetary debt-slavery and ensure humanity’s survival!]
Bernanke's Gold

“This is like crooks trying to figure out where they can go hide. It’s a mafia,” she said. “These culprits [WHO!!!] that have grabbed all this economic power have succeeded in infiltrating both sides of the issue, so you will find people who are supposedly trying to fight corruption who are just there to spread disinformation and as a placeholder to trip up anybody who manages to get their act together.… Those thugs think that if they can keep the world ignorant, they can bleed it longer.” [Undeniably doing a spectacular job – up to this point!!!]
Of course, the major corruption at the highest levels of government and business is not a new phenomenon. Georgetown University historian and Professor Carroll Quigley, who served as President Bill Clinton’s mentor, for example, wrote about the scheme in his 1966 book Tragedy And Hope: A History Of The World In Our Time. The heavyweight academic, who was allowed to review documents belonging to the top echelons of the global establishment, even explained how the corrupt system would work — remarkably similar to what Hudes describes.

"The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands [Whose?] able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole,” wrote Prof. Quigley, who agreed with the goals but not the secrecy. “This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks [Ownership?] which were themselves private corporations."

The SDR as a Successor to Bretton-Woods

SOL: The WORLD ecconomy is clearly moving away from the U.S. DOLLAR as the world's base reserve currency. This has been the covert motive behind the ignition of numerous conflicts in the Middle East.  Any shift to a "basket of currencies" would be a threat and a devastating blow to the U.S. economy and therefore cause for the U.S. to use whatever means is neccessary to deter any attempts to remove the dollar as the world's trading currency. The current U.S. debt is escallating out of control with the Federal Reserve at the throttle of this runaway train and the Federal Reserve itself being the only major purchaser left for U.S. Treasuries Bonds (in the amount of $85b per month at least until October, then perhaps drop to $45b a month). A shift away from the U.S. dollar as the world's base currency could cause a TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT drop in the American economy alone. This would also have a major ecconomic impact of the world's ecconomy as well, unless done in an orderly and balanced transition. The only way the U.S.'s "fiat" dollar could survive as the world's base currency reserve is to give it value again by pegging it to a NEWLY ESTABLISHED GOLD STANDARD. LETS FACE IT, IF THE U.S. HAD NOT BECOME THE GLOBAL BULLY AND LOST THE RESPECT IT ONCE HAD AS A WORLD LEADER WE WOULDN'T BE FACING AN ECCONOMIC WAR WHERE THE U.S. IS FORCED INTO CRITICAL SURVIVAL MODE.

The SDR as a Successor to Bretton-Woods

The banking crisis of 2008 and 2009 has shown that an independent currency is necessary. A long-term overhaul of the global financial system could elevate the "Special Drawing Rights" (SDR) of the IMF to a global currency and acting base unit for the international financial framework. The advantage would lie in the strongly reduced dependency on a single national economy for stability and a possibly more objective reflection of economic (power) dynamics.
As the collapse of Lehman brothers and the subsequent financial crisis have shown, one obstacle towards a stable global financial system is the intricate interconnection of national economies. Seeing how international trade generally generates greater global wealth and higher living standards, the problem does not lie in the interconnection itself, but in its fragility.
The gold standard of Bretton-Woods established in 1947 was a first global attempt to ensure greater stability in the financial sector, specifically in exchange rates. Although the system worked well in the beginning, it had to be scrapped once the international economic tableaux changed. Economists recognized then that a fixed rate could not meet the demands of a dynamic world economy that was changing and evolving at increasingly higher speeds. Therefore, the gold-standard was replaced by the US dollar as global base unit in 1973.
Under this status quo, it became possible for states to de- or appreciate their currencies as needed, in order to create balance in international transactions and exchanges. However, as a negative side effect, it has elevated the US to a position of immense privilege, which in turn threatens the balance (and therefore stability) of the financial system.
With the US-dollar as base unit, the US was able to accumulate a massive amount of foreign currencies, which has turned it simultaneously into a "lender of last resorts" and a state "too big to fail." This position of financial power has allowed the US to build a huge national budget deficit with very little consequences, as well as to establish far-reaching and long-lasting dependencies of other nations upon the US economy.
Aside from the vast political asymmetry this creates worldwide, such a system can work in the abstract so long as the US economy is in fact "too big to fail." However, as the banking crisis of 2008 and 2009 has shown, it is not. When the US economy falters and the US dollar fluctuates, the foundation of the current financial framework goes reeling. As in the case of the Lehman bankruptcy, the effects ripples outwards and negatively affect numerous other economies.
A way to resolve this dilemma is to establish a different currency as base-unit for the financial system. Any other national currency, though, would result in similar problems. Therefore an independent currency is needed. This is where the "Special Drawing Rights" (SDR) of the IMF come in: conceived as a mostly objective aggregate of several currencies, it is right now only intended for use within the IMF.
A long-term overhaul of the global financial system could elevate the SDR to a global currency (possibly aggregated from the US dollar, the Euro, sterling pound and the Yuan) and acting base unit for the international financial framework. The advantage would lie in the strongly reduced dependency on a single national economy for stability and a possibly more objective reflection of economic (power) dynamics, since the IMF would technically always be able to switch the currencies chosen for the basket of currencies.
Such a reform would drastically increase the importance of the IMF and the role it plays in the financial system and might subsequently demand a reform of the institution itself. The shift in political weight would likewise require undoubtedly difficult adjustments and reforms world-wide. Yet in the end, it would set global financial stability on multiple pillars, instead of just one, which would mean an improvement over our current status quo.
Irene Adamski is Y8 Sherpa and member of the Y20 Finance Panel in the German delegation to the Y8 and Y20 Summit 2013 in St. Petersburg and London, which is the official G8 and G20 youth event.