Saturday, April 30, 2011

No surprises here

Video originally found at Veterans Today:


This information should surprise no one. But remember- we have to cut the already meager social services offered to the taxpayers, including Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. All our money has to go to Wall St bankers and never ending wars against countries that never even attacked us, while we continue to funnel massive sums of money to the very criminal entity that has repeatedly attacked this country.  That is the American way.  This is what happens when your government is under complete control by Zionist criminals and spineless, weak-minded politicians.  But wait, there's more just over the horizon:
Three Senate hawks called on President Barack Obama on Thursday to demand the resignation of Syria’s leader, just as he did with Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi.
Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said in a joint statement that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s violent crackdown against pro-democracy protesters “has reached a decisive point.”

“By following the path of [Qadhafi] and deploying military forces to crush peaceful demonstrations, al-Assad and those loyal to him have lost the legitimacy to remain in power in Syria,” the senators said. “We urge President Obama to state unequivocally — as he did in the case of Qadhafi and [Egyptian President Hosni] Mubarak — that it is time for Assad to go.”

On Wednesday Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, the chamber’s No. 2 Republican, criticized Obama’s response to the unrest in Syria and called for sanctions and the withdrawal of the U.S. ambassador.
Virtually all of the recent upheavals in the Middle East are being used as an excuse for Zionist controlled Western countries to further invade and occupy the Middle East.  Many of the upheavals are sponsored and manipulated by Western intelligence agencies, non-governmental organizations and advocacy groups (who often front for these same intelligence agencies).  It has recently come out that the impetus for the supposed Tunisian uprising never actually happened, it was just used as propaganda by Zionist operated Western news outlets to sell the "revolution" to the public, and set the stage for further upheavals.

Video found at The Ugly Truth:


Egypt may be the exception, as there have been some promising developments there recently.  It's pretty blatant that what is happening in Syria is a major fraud, but that won't stop the murderous, psychopathic Senators mentioned above and the other Zionist puppets in the U.S. government from getting their war fix.  It's only a matter of time before Syria is attacked, and the typical bullshit is already starting in regards to Iran.

WAR IS PEACE  
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.  

Friday, April 29, 2011

Jews led genocide against Armenians?

Video originally found at Jewishracism.com:

Michael Oren makes a joke

Michael Oren, dual citizen of the U.S. and Israel, currently serves as the Israeli ambassador to the U.S.  He made a joke recently about how Israel was the greatest ally of the United States.  
Michael Oren, a dual citizen of Israel and the United States, was born in New York, but later served in the Israeli army before becoming the Israeli ambassador to the U.S.  He made a pretty funny joke the other day, which was reported on by Ynetnews.com, a major Israeli online news source:
Amid looming tensions between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's Ambassador to Washington Michael Oren claims the United States needs the Jewish State now more than ever.

In an article published by Foreign Affairs magazine, the ambassador lists the reasons behind the two states' strong alliance, saying that Israel "shares America's values, reflects its founding spirit, and resonates with its people's beliefs.

"From its location at one strategic crossroads," Oren added, Israel "enhances American intelligence and defense capabilities, and provides ports and training for US forces."

The ambassador also noted that the Jewish State "helps secure America's borders and assists in saving American lives on and off the battlefield. And an ally stimulates the US economy through trade, technological innovation, and job creation."

According to Oren, "Few countries fit this description, but Israel is certainly one of them. As US President Barack Obama told a White House gathering, 'The United States has no better friend in the world than Israel,' a statement reflecting the positions of Democrats and Republicans alike." [...]

"Rather than viewing Israel as a vital American asset, an increasingly vocal group of foreign-policy analysts insists that support for the Jewish state, including more than $3 billion in annual military aid, is a liability," he wrote.

"The surveys prove that most Americans do not accept the argument that US support for Israel provokes Islamic radicals or do not especially care even if it does," the ambassador added.

Oren clarified that the benefits the US gains from its relations with Israel far outweigh the costs: "In return for its aid to Israel, the United States receives not only an armed but an innovative ally, enhancing America's military edge. That contribution is real and requires no lobbyists to fabricate it.

"As Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro put it, 'Israel is a vital ally and a cornerstone of our regional security commitments,' and accordingly, the two countries have developed the world's most advanced anti-ballistic missiles," he noted.

The timing of the publication of the article, which was featured on the magazine's front cover, was carefully planned ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scheduled visit to Washington next month and the annual American Israeli Political Activity Committee (AIPAC) conference, in which he is slated to be a keynote speaker.
Steven Walt has a thorough rebuttal to Oren's hasbara, but I found it disappointing, as always, because Walt leaves out so many crucial facts about the long history of Zionist aggression and war crimes, especially against the United States.  The Israeli attack on the USS Liberty and 9/11 come to mind immediately.


Hey, Dr. Walt, don't you think those would be important subjects to bring up?  I know you'd probably get fired, but come on already.

Many dual citizen Israeli-American citizens occupy key positions of power in the U.S. government, both under former President Bush and now President Obama.  Zionist Jews own and control virtually all of the mainstream media and entertainment brainwashing industry not just in the United States, but in virtually all Western countries.  We're always made to believe that Israel is America's greatest ally, the beckon of light in the Middle East, the only stable, peaceful, dignified democracy in the heart of the tyrannical and authoritarian Muslim world.  It's all a bunch of non-sense, obviously.  These criminals represent the greatest threat to the United States and the free people of the world, and have proven themselves to be ruthless in pursuit of their interests, willing to preemptively and clandestinely attack civilians, including Americans.

It's probably time we start addressing this issue.  What do you think Dr. Walt?  

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hmmm...

I'm not too concerned with the whole, "Is Obama really an American" issue, which is being hyped and drug out in the Zionist owned main stream media, making it a particularly suspicious topic.  Why are they pushing this issue so much?  Just to distract the masses, pitting those who dislike Obama against those who support him?  Why don't we talk about his actual policies, which are arguably more tyrannical and authoritarian than even our previous president?  From the get go, I thought Obama was a major fraud, and he has proven himself to be, at least for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.  He's utterly failed the most important litmus test for any public official (they all do), which tells you all you need to know about this man.

Interesting videos nonetheless.



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Final Solution to Adolf Hitler

Quote from the official website of The Final Solution to Adolf Hitler documentary:
An attempt has been underway since 1945 by the organized worldwide Jewish lobby to replace the Crucifixion of Christ with the "crucifixion" of the Jewish Race as purveyed by the Hollywood version of the Holocaust. The information on this DVD makes clear that, while numerous everyday Jews were rounded up, abandoned, and sacrificed by the top Zionist organizations and rulers who were working in cooperation with the Nazis, the series of events known today as the "Holocaust" was the product in large part of Zionist-Jewish Elite financing and Zionist-Jewish Elite scheming. ( This is, of course, not to minimize the death of even one innocent person who was caught in the hellish crossfire known as World War II. )
I originally stumbled upon the video below from this post over at aangirfan's blog, which had a link to this blog, where I watched the film.  The official website for the 2+ hour documentary is here, and here is another great source of information relating to the role of International Zionism in WWII and in Nazi Germany.  After viewing Jim Condit Jr.'s presentation here, you will have a much better understanding of the world, and the forces behind the crime spree we are witnessing today.


51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis

Omaha, Nebraska

aangirfan: OMAHA IS FAMOUS
Pedophile victim Paul Bonacci, reportedly kidnapped and forced into sex slavery between the ages of 6 and 17, told U.S. District Court Judge Warren Urbom in sworn testimony on February 5, 1999:

"Where were the parties?...down in Washington, DC...and that was for sex...There was sex between adult men and other adult men but most of it had to do with young boys and young girls with the older folks...specifically for sex with minors...

Also in Washington, DC, there were parties after a party...there were a lot of parties where there would be senators and congressmen who had nothing to do with the sexual stuff.

But there were some senators and congressmen who stayed for the [pedophile sex] parties afterwards...on a lot of the trips he took us on he had us, I mean, I met some people that I don't feel comfortable telling their name because I don't want to ---

...Q: Are you scared?...Yes..."

In his testimony to Judge Urbom, Bonacci reportedly named Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) as having participated in the parties.

Urbom did not ask Bonacci to identify photos of specific senators and congressmen, or reveal their names in court.

Judge Urbom awarded Paul Bonacci $1 million for child abuse on February 19, 1999 regarding his lawsuit involving Republican party operative Larry King.

Bonacci said about Larry King: "I threatened to go to the police in California, thought maybe they would listen whereas in Omaha they were in his pocketbook...he had me hung out of an airplane with a rope by my ankles...

If they wanted to get something passed through the legislature, he would put some people that were against it in a compromising position. By using us boys and girls...

Judge Urbom: Was this by your being the sexual partner of that person?...Yes...

Judge Urbom: ...Any estimates of how often you participated as the sexual partner of one of these persons that he wanted to get some kind of control over?...

There were times when it would be four or five in a night...on probably a couple thousand times...sometimes dozens of times with the same person..."

Paul Bonacci claimed the sex ring was based at Offutt U.S. Air Force Base near Omaha.



Monday, April 25, 2011

Parasitic mindset

I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, and no one is spoken more highly of than Warren Buffett, mega-billionaire CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.  Known for his immense wealth, expert financial knowledge, and (supposed) philanthropy, he is largely well regarded in Nebraska and around the world.


Late last week, the Washington Post published a quite revealing article about the nature and mindset of the international parasitic bankers, fraudsters, and financiers of death and destruction that largely control the global economy.  Mr. Buffett is quoted in the piece, which I'd like to excerpt briefly for readers here (bold and underline mine):
Last month, Warren Buffett went shopping — abroad.

He flew to South Korea for a factory opening and called the country a “hunting ground” for investments. He also pronounced post-earthquake Japan “a buying opportunity,” and then traveled on to India, where he said he was eyeing more acquisitions.

This is Buffett’s way of betting against the U.S. dollar. Armed with about $38 billion of cash at Berkshire Hathaway, he can use dollars now to buy companies that will generate profits in other currencies for years to come. (Buffett is a director on the Washington Post Co. board.)

“I would recommend against buying long-term fixed-dollar investments,” Buffett said at a public appearance in New Delhi. “If you ask me if the U.S. dollar is going to hold its purchasing power fully at the level of 2011 five years, 10 years or 20 years from now, I would tell you it will not.” 
Never mind the death and destruction, not to mention the threat to the world's population due to the release of radioactive material, which resulted from the Fukushima disaster.  There is money to be made, damn it, that's all that matters.  Who cares about the people in Japan that have to deal with this radioactive mess?

Later in the article we learn:
“One of our key themes is that there is a chance for an expedited decline in the U.S. dollar,” said Daryl Jones of the research and consulting firm Hedgeye. “The way the calendar is lining up in Washington, there will be opportunities for global currency traders to vote against the dollar.”

If the dollar were to lose its status as the world’s reserve currency — which means that most international transactions and commodities are priced in dollars — that could raise costs for the U.S. economy.
Translation: the parasitic bankers, fraudsters, and financiers will make money off the declining value of the U.S. dollar, while the serfs and modern day slaves see inflation decimate their already meager paychecks, as foodstuffs and basic commodities continue to rise.  These are the sorts of people that should be shunned and ostracized from society, not rewarded and praised.

Hang the bankers!  (h/t Les Visible at Smoking Mirrors)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Jonathan Pollard's latest pleas

The state of Israel has put pressure on the Obama administration to release the treasonous Zionist spy, Jonathan Pollard, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a letter directly to Obama seeking his release for "humanitarian reasons" back in January.

Yesterday, the Jerusalem Post reported:
Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard appealed to US President Barack Obama to commute his sentence and allow him to go home to Israel for Pessah, in a letter hand-delivered to Obama by President Shimon Peres that was obtained exclusively by The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. [...]

“I hope that my own personal appeal may touch your heart and elicit a compassionate, humanitarian response to my heartfelt request to be sent home to Israel for Passover, the holiday of freedom,” Pollard wrote Obama.

“My release in time to celebrate Passover at home in Israel with my beloved wife would be a welcome gesture of friendship to the Israeli people, an act of solidarity with a staunch and long-time ally of the United States, and a deeply compassionate and humane gift of life to my wife and me.” [...]

“After serving more than a quarter century in some of the harshest prisons in the American penal system, I have had a great deal of time to think and to regret,” Pollard wrote. “I am genuinely and sincerely sorry for the offense I committed in passing classified information to Israel. My actions were wrong and I deeply regret that I did not find a legal way to act upon my concerns for Israel.”

Pollard raised the legal arguments for his release about his sentence being disproportionate, deferring to the opinion of experts who have written the US president, such as former CIA director James Woolsey, former White House counsel Bernard Nussbaum, and former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Dennis DeConcini, who were aware of the contents of the classified material Pollard passed to Israel.

The Israeli agent also issued a personal appeal for himself, noting his own deteriorating health and that of his wife, Esther, who has been fighting cancer.

“My devoted wife, Esther, whom I met and befriended as a teenager, has been faithfully doing everything she can to help me and to bring about my freedom,” he wrote. “When she married me in prison years ago, she never imagined that after more than two decades the honeymoon she dreamed of would still be delayed. Mr. President, as much for her sake as for my own, I beseech you to please send me home now, to the first happy holiday that the two of us will ever have.”

Pollard concluded the letter by writing that “in light of the above compelling health and family reasons, and with the principled support of so many senior American officials, I implore you to act expeditiously to commute the more than 25 years that I have already served in prison to time served.”

Esther Pollard expressed a deep sense of hurt and bewilderment on Wednesday at the lack of response by Obama to her husband’s letter and to the personal request by Peres to release her husband ahead of Pessah, the festival of freedom.

“Obama’s utter indifference to Peres’s request was very puzzling, but it has to be seen in context of the president’s indifference to all of the requests he has received to release Jonathan Pollard after 26 years in prison, not only from Peres and Netanyahu but also from ranking senior American officials,” she said.

“The president’s resounding silence in the face of all of these requests leaves no room for any doubt. Clearly it is nothing personal against Jonathan, but it is, without a doubt, a devastating slap in the face to Israel and Jews worldwide.”
Poor Jonathan Pollard, having to spend time in jail for committing espionage and treason.  He's lucky he wasn't put to death for his outrageous crimes.  People in the know claim Pollard may have done more to harm the national security of the United States than any other single individual.

$20 says Obama capitulates and eventually releases this SOB, right before an invasion of Iran.  Any takers? 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Columbine

In light of the 12th anniversary of the Columbine massacre yesterday, I'd like to present the following documentary, made by Evan Long, which offers a unique look at the horrific events that unfolded that day.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Oklahoma City: false flag attack in the hearland

(Updated 4/20/2011 at 11:00p.m. below)

Yesterday was the 16th anniversary of the false flag, government sponsored bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995.



May the victims rest in peace, and perpetrators brought to justice.  






Update: After listening to The Ugly Truth podcast linked above, it seems rather apparent to me that the Oklahoma City bombing was in fact a Mossad operation, which was covered up and exploited by the U.S. government, much like 9/11.  False flag operations like OKC and 9/11 serve two purposes: at a domestic level, they result in increased government powers, police state measures, and curtailment of civil liberties in an effort to thwart "domestic extremists," "homegrown terrorism," and foreign threats against the homeland, all the while providing a convenient enemy for the ignorant masses to fear.  At an international level, operations like these, and 9/11 in particular, serve the Zionist Israeli geopolitical agenda in their efforts to further secure strategic natural resources, geographies, and political systems of the Middle East, all the while shifting blame from the true culprits of the attacks to a demonized, fabled enemy.  OKC failed in this respect, although great efforts were made to lay the blame at the feet of Muslim terrorists working for Saddam Hussein and Muslim extremists, which may be a big reason why the major false flag attack on 9/11 was carried out.  Please listen to the podcast linked above for a much more detailed, thorough discussion of this.

Kenny's Sideshow also has a great post relating to the all of this as well.  

Monday, April 18, 2011

Kevin Barrett interviewed by Veterans Today

Kevin Barrett, whose radio show and website are listed both on the left and right side of this blog respectively, has been a courageous voice for truth, sanity and academic freedom for years now.  I thoroughly enjoy his radio shows, which you can download on iTunes, as he has many interesting and enlightening guests.  I do find myself at odds with some of his guests but, more often than not, most tend to have a pretty good analysis and presentation of facts during their interviews with Dr. Barrett.  I do know this- I almost always learn something new whenever I tune into his podcasts.


In Veterans Today, a transcribed interview with Dr. Barrett, conducted by Kourosh Ziabari, was published today, and Dr. Barrett makes a couple points I'd like to highlight.  The entire interview is worth reading, but I'd like to highlight a brief excerpt that really stood out to me.
Kourosh Ziabari: You have selected the title "Truth Jihad" for your personal website. Although being functionally and semantically a sublime and precious concept in Islamic thought, Jihad has been constantly vilified and denigrated by the extremist neo-cons and Zionists who want to portray a distorted and black image of Islam. They claim that Jihad is tantamount to terrorism and Muslims who follow the principle of Jihad are terrorists as well; however, the reality is that Jihad is a mobilized, logically sustained and concerted confrontation with those who want to plunder your values and treasures and violate your rights. Although you're a Muslim convert, you are a Western citizen; however, you have selected an Islamic name for your website. Would you please explain about this selection for me and my readers?

Kevin Barrett: Being a Western citizen and a convert does not make me any less of a Muslim. Islam, after all is a deen, a religion and a way of life, not a race or ethnicity.

In any case, jihad is a noble religious concept. As you know, the word means "effort" or "striving." In one sense, jihad is the complement of "Islam" whose root meaning is "surrender" to God. So jihad means to exert effort in the cause of God.

One very intense form of effort, exertion or striving in the cause of God is armed struggle in defense of the community. Those who wage this form of jihad risk everything in an all-out struggle in service to the community and to God.

Today, Islam as a deen, and the world Muslim community, is under attack. 9/11 was a mass human sacrifice designed to ritually inaugurate a New World Order of global government by satanists and atheists. With Christianity and the other big religions co-opted or neutered, only Islam stands between the perpetrators of 9/11 and their goal of a New World Order. Under these circumstances, is incumbent upon Muslims to wage effective jihad in self-defense and in defense of our religion, and in defense of all of our fellow human beings and our planet, fi sabili llah [in the way of God].

After thinking things through, I have concluded that the most effective way that I can wage jihad is by wielding the weapon of truth - especially the truth about 9/11. The 9/11 perpetrators seem to have made several big mistakes and left unmistakable evidence incriminating themselves. Their single biggest mistake, apparently, was failing to demolish World Trade Center Building 7 on the morning of 9/11; presumably due to some logistical problem, they had to wait to demolish it until late that afternoon. Anyone who spends a few minutes informing themselves about WTC-7 must either choose intellectual dishonesty, or admit that 9/11 was an inside job. See:
When Americans and Westerners face the fact that 9/11 was an inside job, their attitude toward Islam, and the New World Order's war on Islam, changes radically. They realize that they, and Muslims, share a common enemy. They become deserters from the war on Islam, and join the oppressed peoples of the world, and the bearers of the scriptures, in a common struggle for justice.

While I am very serious about waging this "truth jihad," I realize that Western culture fears and loathes the word "jihad." So I use a technique common in certain forms of comic literature - for example, the novel Don Quixote - of being simultaneously serious and humorous. I make fun of myself by using hyperbole (exaggeration) in order to play the role of the "crazy radical jihadi for truth." What is most hilarious, and most deeply serious, is that this "crazy radical jihadi" character I'm playing, like King Lear's fool, is the only sane character in the play, the only one who understands and tells the whole, painful truth. The humor makes my uncompromisingly honest message palatable for Western audiences. As the saying goes, "If you tell the truth, make it funny or they'll kill you."

By accepting this role, which Allah's qadr seems to have prepared for me, I am straddling the boundary between Islamic and Western culture, between seriousness and humor, between reality and imagination, in a unique way. As an American Muslim literary scholar with an odd Irish sense of humor, and a whole lot of outrage about 9/11 and the 9/11 wars, this is my way of waging jihad fi sabili llah. [...]

KZ: Physicist Dr. Crockett Grabbe has pointed out in a 2007 article that the NIST account of the 9/11 attacks has been thoroughly erroneous, unrealistic and fallacious. He has pointed out that "the rapidly expanding huge concrete dust clouds from the towers, the very-quick appearance of multiple squibs on all 3 collapsing buildings, and the destruction of hundreds of autos for several blocks around the World Trade Center from these squibs" indicate that the Twin Towers did not simply collapse as a result of the planes crashing into the towers, but due to explosive materials. Jim Hoffman's article also attests to the same fact and admits the presence of unignited aluminothermic explosives in dust samples from the Twin Towers, whose chemical signature matches previously documented aluminothermic residues found in the same dust samples. What does this fact signify? Who should be held accountable if we admit that the explosive materials brought down the Twin Towers?

KB: Everyone who is lying about it and who should know better - meaning the entire GW Bush Administration, the top levels of the military and intelligence command, all of the NIST people responsible for the scientific fraud represented by NIST's reports on the WTC, and a great many others (see www.whodidit.org/) should be immediately arrested and aggressively interrogated, with relatively leniency offered in exchange for the whole truth delivered in a timely manner. If our judicial system cannot do this, citizens, including honest police and military, should arm themselves in preparation to make citizens arrests in what will amount to a second American revolution. Likewise, foreign nations ought to demand the truth about 9/11, and to cut off all relations with the USA until war crimes prosecutions reveal the full truth about 9/11 and the 9/11 wars.

Vittorio Arrigoni

Video originally found at The Ugly Truth:

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Bankers wreck economy and get rewarded, not prosecuted

The New York Times, an establishment revering, Zionist operated, corporate sycophantic media outlet if there ever was one, published a rather revealing article the other day about the full scale immunity of elite criminal bankers and international financial institutions from the rule of law.  The article, entitled "In Financial Crisis, No Prosecutions of Top Figures," begins this way (bold and underline mine):
It is a question asked repeatedly across America: why, in the aftermath of a financial mess that generated hundreds of billions in losses, have no high-profile participants in the disaster been prosecuted?

Answering such a question — the equivalent of determining why a dog did not bark — is anything but simple. But a private meeting in mid-October 2008 between Timothy F. Geithner, then-president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Andrew M. Cuomo, New York’s attorney general at the time, illustrates the complexities of pursuing legal cases in a time of panic.
I'd really like to know: why would prosecuting criminals who broke the law, engaging in absurdly fraudulent and reckless behavior, in such a blatant, in-your-face manner be "anything but simple," as the Times put it?  Here are some excerpts of the Times article that stood out most to me, followed by some brief commentary:
At the Fed, which oversees the nation’s largest banks, Mr. Geithner worked with the Treasury Department on a large bailout fund for the banks and led efforts to shore up the American International Group, the giant insurer. His focus: stabilizing world financial markets.

Mr. Cuomo, as a Wall Street enforcer, had been questioning banks and rating agencies aggressively for more than a year about their roles in the growing debacle, and also looking into bonuses at A.I.G.

Friendly since their days in the Clinton administration, the two met in Mr. Cuomo’s office in Lower Manhattan, steps from Wall Street and the New York Fed. According to three people briefed at the time about the meeting, Mr. Geithner expressed concern about the fragility of the financial system.

His worry, according to these people, sprang from a desire to calm markets, a goal that could be complicated by a hard-charging attorney general.

Asked whether the unusual meeting had altered his approach, a spokesman for Mr. Cuomo, now New York’s governor, said Wednesday evening that “Mr. Geithner never suggested that there be any lack of diligence or any slowdown.” Mr. Geithner, now the Treasury secretary, said through a spokesman that he had been focused on A.I.G. “to protect taxpayers.”

Whether prosecutors and regulators have been aggressive enough in pursuing wrongdoing is likely to long be a subject of debate. All say they have done the best they could under difficult circumstances.

But several years after the financial crisis, which was caused in large part by reckless lending and excessive risk taking by major financial institutions, no senior executives have been charged or imprisoned, and a collective government effort has not emerged. This stands in stark contrast to the failure of many savings and loan institutions in the late 1980s. In the wake of that debacle, special government task forces referred 1,100 cases to prosecutors, resulting in more than 800 bank officials going to jail. Among the best-known: Charles H. Keating Jr., of Lincoln Savings and Loan in Arizona, and David Paul, of Centrust Bank in Florida.

Former prosecutors, lawyers, bankers and mortgage employees say that investigators and regulators ignored past lessons about how to crack financial fraud. […]

“This is not some evil conspiracy of two guys sitting in a room saying we should let people create crony capitalism and steal with impunity,” said William K. Black, a professor of law at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and the federal government’s director of litigation during the savings and loan crisis. “But their policies have created an exceptional criminogenic environment. There were no criminal referrals from the regulators. No fraud working groups. No national task force. There has been no effective punishment of the elites here.” […]

To be sure, Wall Street’s role in the crisis is complex, and cases related to mortgage securities are immensely technical. Criminal intent in particular is difficult to prove, and banks defend their actions with documents they say show they operated properly.

But legal experts point to numerous questionable activities where criminal probes might have borne fruit and possibly still could.

Investigators, they argue, could look more deeply at the failure of executives to fully disclose the scope of the risks on their books during the mortgage mania, or the amounts of questionable loans they bundled into securities sold to investors that soured.

Prosecutors also could pursue evidence that executives knowingly awarded bonuses to themselves and colleagues based on overly optimistic valuations of mortgage assets — in effect, creating illusory profits that were wiped out by subsequent losses on the same assets. And they might also investigate whether executives cashed in shares based on inside information, or misled regulators and their own boards about looming problems. […]

But the Justice Department has decided not to pursue some of these matters — including possible criminal cases against Mr. Mozilo of Countrywide and Joseph J. Cassano, head of Financial Products at A.I.G., the business at the epicenter of that company’s collapse […]

Financial crisis cases can be brought by many parties. Since the big banks’ mortgage machinery involved loans on properties across the country, attorneys general in most states have broad criminal authority over most of these institutions. The Justice Department can bring civil or criminal cases, while the S.E.C. can file only civil lawsuits.

All of these enforcement agencies traditionally depend heavily on referrals from bank regulators, who are more savvy on complex financial matters.

But data supplied by the Justice Department and compiled by a group at Syracuse University show that over the last decade, regulators have referred substantially fewer cases to criminal investigators than previously. […]

The Office of Thrift Supervision was in a particularly good position to help guide possible prosecutions. From the summer of 2007 to the end of 2008, O.T.S.-overseen banks with $355 billion in assets failed.

The thrift supervisor, however, has not referred a single case to the Justice Department since 2000, the Syracuse data show. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a unit of the Treasury Department, has referred only three in the last decade.
The article goes on to explain away the lack of investigation and criminal charges brought against these criminal banks. The blatant level of criminality, corruption, and conflicts of interest between those in charge of regulating and overseeing the private banks and financial institutions and those very same institutions is simply astounding.  Instead of prosecuting and ending this criminal behavior, President Obama spoke about the need to reduce the deficit, largely through scaling back already meager social safety net programs.

And then this was reported in the Jerusalem Post:
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday thanked the US House of Representatives for approving new funding to protect Israelis living near Gaza.

The Republican-dominated House of Representatives on Friday passed a budget bill that allocates an additional $205 million for the Iron Dome anti-rocket system, as well as funding for other Israeli defense projects such as Arrow 2, Arrow 3 and Magic Wand.  [...] 
Netanyahu, in a statement, expressed “deep appreciation to President Barack Obama and the United States Congress for their steadfast support of Israel’s security. The $205 million in budgetary funding for the Iron Dome missile defense system will help protect Israel’s citizens and communities against rocket fire from Gaza.

“America’s unshakeable commitment to Israel in critical times, along with ongoing military and material cooperation, is a testament to our shared values and the enduring bonds between our two peoples.”
Talk about hasbara.  I just threw up in my mouth a little bit there after reading that.  Could it be any more obvious who controls this country and it's government, and who's interests are being served?



End the Fed. Arrest the bankers. Arrest the politicians, corporate scumbags and media whores that support, pander to, cover up and downplay this non-sense.  End all aid to Israel and Zionist organizations.  In fact, dismantle and eliminate the state of Israel and Zionist organizations world-wide, as they are the biggest threat to the peace and security of the people of the world.  Enough is enough.  

Dr. William Pierce

Video originally found at Zion Crime Factory:


The sad thing is that the vast majority of the population, in particular the Jewish people of this world, have been brainwashed into thinking that the "Jews" are the eternal victims, always persecuted, stereotyped, discriminated against wherever they go.  What is a fact is that not all Jews subscribe to this superior, racist, xenophobic mindset described and documented above, but certainly a lot of them do.  And it is a fact that by not speaking out against this type of mindset, one is silently or willingly complicit in it.

This is not an attempt downplay or ignore the various ignorant, racist sentiments and expressions demonstrated by other races, creeds, religions and nationalities the world over.  However, it is an attempt to highlight the most obvious, yet hidden, form of racist, discriminatory mindset manifesting itself in the world today, and Dr. William Pierce does a good job of explaining the situation we find ourselves in.  Well, at least the ones paying attention.

As I've said before, enough is enough.  

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tupac

Tupac was very talented, thoughtful American rapper, who was murdered in cold blood in Las Vegas in 1996.  His murder is to this day shrouded in mystery.  Here are the first three parts of a very interesting documentary about his murder, and the forces behind it:






Thanks to James, over at The Equal Party Blog, for pointing this video out to me many months ago.

I noticed this article in the Jerusalem Post yesterday, which has already been picked up by Mark Glenn at The Ugly Truth, relating to Tupac that caught my attention immediately.  I'd like to present the full article here for readers (bold and underline mine):
The FBI released files this week on the murder of rapper Tupac Shakur in 1996, revealing that the Jewish Defense League (JDL) was suspected of “extorting money from various rap-music stars via death threats, including Shakur and another performer, Eazy-E.

“The scheme involves [name redacted] and other subjects making telephonic death threats to the rap star,” the files state. “Subjects then intercede by contacting the victim and offering protection for a fee. The victim and their family are taken to a ‘safe haven,’ usually a private estate, and are protected by gun-toting body guards associated with the Jewish Defense League.”

After the victims were brought to the “safe havens,” the JDL would allegedly “convince the victim they have worked a ‘deal’ out... and the threats cease. The victim then pays the subjects for the protection services rendered.”

An unidentified source identified Eazy-E as a target of the JDL’s extortion before he died from AIDS. Another source from within the JDL “had also reportedly targeted Tupac Shakur prior to his murder in Las Vegas,” the files state.
Hmmmm....makes one wonder.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My reaction to Obama's speech on reducing the deficit

President Obama gave a speech the other day outlining his administration's proposal for reducing the budget deficit.  I'm going to excerpt some of the parts of the speech that stood out to me, and offer some brief commentary and analysis.  Let's begin.
Now, at certain times -– particularly during war or recession -– our nation has had to borrow money to pay for some of our priorities. And as most families understand, a little credit card debt isn't going to hurt if it's temporary.
Mr. Obama, what exactly are the priorities of this country?  It seems rather obvious to me what the U.S. government's real priorities are:
  • waging an endless war against the Islamic world at the behest of the criminal Zionist regime in Israel, which has a complete lock over the political system in the United States through the Zionist Power Configuration, a network of think tanks, policy organizations, lobby groups, media outlets and private organizations exerting tremendous force over the U.S. government (just take a look at the individuals who actually run the government if you're still confused about this)
  • bailing out the criminal private banks and financial institutions on Wall Street and other corporations that have engaged in fraud, criminality and a wholesale looting of the American treasury in order to facilitate their insatiable desire for money and power
  • scaling back the very meager social safety net that U.S. citizens favor and pay taxes to fund- Social Security benefits, Medicaid/Medicare, unemployment insurance, food stamps and other assistance to those in need- all in order to "reduce the deficit"
  • funneling money to the military-industrial-intelligence-National Security State complex in order to further erode the God given rights of every person in this country, and perpetuate the never ending war described above
Do you think that is a fair characterization of the U.S. government's priorities?  If not, please explain.

So, assuming my characterization is accurate, why should American taxpayers be on the hook for these irrational, immoral, and illegal priorities?

The speech continues:
But after Democrats and Republicans committed to fiscal discipline during the 1990s, we lost our way in the decade that followed. We increased spending dramatically for two wars and an expensive prescription drug program -– but we didn't pay for any of this new spending. Instead, we made the problem worse with trillions of dollars in unpaid-for tax cuts -– tax cuts that went to every millionaire and billionaire in the country; tax cuts that will force us to borrow an average of $500 billion every year over the next decade.
Well, I'd agree Mr. Obama, our government should not be enacting tax breaks for the very top tier economic elite of this country.  But, you left out a very key piece of information- the two wars you are talking about were a direct result of the Zionist false flag attack on 9/11, which we know was facilitated by criminal elements in the U.S. government, private sector, military and intelligence agencies, and media, many of whom have direct ties to the state of Israel.  Shouldn't we end these disastrous, illegal wars of aggression, prosecute for treason and high crimes against the state the key members of the U.S. government and private sector responsible for facilitating and covering up this horrendous atrocity, and go to war against the state of Israel, which was largely responsible for the operation on 9/11?
When I took office, our projected deficit, annually, was more than $1 trillion. On top of that, we faced a terrible financial crisis and a recession that, like most recessions, led us to temporarily borrow even more.

In this case, we took a series of emergency steps that saved millions of jobs, kept credit flowing, and provided working families extra money in their pocket. It was absolutely the right thing to do, but these steps were expensive, and added to our deficits in the short term.
Uh, excuse me Mr. President, the "series of emergency steps" that the U.S. federal government took not only benefited those most responsible for the financial crisis and recession, but virtually ensured their future criminal behavior, as they now know they can not only get away with their fraudulent practices and financial shenanigans, but go running to the U.S. government to bail them out while the American people are left on the hook.  We saw the elite banking and financial interests in this country engage in unbelievable levels of criminality, which resulted in the collapse of the U.S. economy and a worldwide economic downturn, and then get rewarded with literally trillions of dollars of bailout money that saved them from their losses and rewarded their criminal behavior.  Instead of being prosecuted and jailed for their illegal acts, they were rewarded.  David DeGraw has a pretty good analysis of the situation:
I’ve written many reports detailing the crimes of Wall Street during this crisis. The level of fraud, from top to bottom, has been staggering. The lack of accountability and the complete disregard for the rule of law have made me and many of my colleagues extremely cynical and jaded when it comes to new evidence to pile on top of the mountain that we have already gathered. But we must not let our cynicism cloud our vision on the details within this new information. 
Just when I thought the banksters couldn’t possibly shock me anymore… they did.
 We were finally granted the honor and privilege of finding out the specifics, a limited one-time Federal Reserve view, of a secret taxpayer funded “backdoor bailout” by a small group of unelected bankers. This data release reveals “emergency lending programs” that doled out $12.3 TRILLION in taxpayer money – $3.3 trillion in liquidity, $9 trillion in “other financial arrangements."
Wait, what? Did you say $12.3 TRILLION tax dollars were thrown around in secrecy by unelected bankers… and Congress didn’t know any of the details?  [...]
The Federal Reserve was secretly throwing around our money in unprecedented fashion, and it wasn’t just to the usual suspects like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citigroup, Bank of America, etc.; it was to the entire Global Banking Cartel. To central banks throughout the world: Australia, Denmark, Japan, Mexico, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, England… To the Fed’s foreign primary dealers like Credit Suisse (Switzerland), Deutsche Bank (Germany), Royal Bank of Scotland (U.K.), Barclays (U.K.), BNP Paribas (France)… All their Ponzi players were “gifted.” All the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations got their cut.
Shouldn't we be enforcing the rule of law, jailing these greedy, criminal bankers and shutting down their operations?  Shouldn't we confiscate their assets, parade their criminal management and corporate boards out in front of the cameras, and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law?  That would probably go a lot further in ending our economic problems than continuing to allow this reckless, irrational behavior, ensuring that the American taxpayer is on the hook for the losses of these criminal banks, while they keep the profits from their fraudulent actions.

Mr. Obama continues:
Even after our economy recovers, our government will still be on track to spend more money than it takes in throughout this decade and beyond. That means we'll have to keep borrowing more from countries like China. That means more of your tax dollars each year will go towards paying off the interest on all the loans that we keep taking out. By the end of this decade, the interest that we owe on our debt could rise to nearly $1 trillion. Think about that. That's the interest -- just the interest payments.
First off, when you say the U.S. is borrowing money from countries like China, what exactly do you mean?  I was under the impression that the U.S. government borrowed money from the private central bank called the Federal Reserve, which loans the U.S. government money at interest, and makes decisions independently (largely) from the federal government.  From what I gather, countries like China buy our debt, bonds and Treasury notes.  Could you, or anyone reading this, please clarify?

Speaking of the Federal Reserve, would you mind informing us, the simple-minded out here too stupid to understand or pay attention, who actually owns the Federal Reserve, and how their decisions are made?  Also, why is a private entity controlling the money supply and credit of the sovereign nation of the United States?  Isn't that exactly what our founding fathers warned against?  I guess they were rather extreme, and would probably be consider crazed, conspiracy theorists today, maybe even kooks.  Either way, I remember learning about guys like Thomas Jefferson who said things like this:
A private central bank issuing the public currency is a greater menace to the liberties of the people than a standing army. We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.
It's also been said that the root of all the wrongs of this world is the concept and practice of issuing debt compounded by interest.  So why do we borrow from international bankers that literally print the money they lend us and reap the rewards by collecting interest on the money they just created out of thin air?  Is that why they foment all these wars throughout history- so we can go further into debt to the international banking cartel, giving them more control over our economy, political system and society?  Shouldn't we do something about that Mr. Obama?

The speech continues:
We can solve this problem. We came together as Democrats and Republicans to meet this challenge before; we can do it again.

But that starts by being honest about what's causing our deficit.
Please tell us what is causing our deficit!!!  Could it have anything to do with the trillions of dollars we have given to the crooks on Wall Street and other international bankers?  Could it have anything to do with the illegal wars of aggression our military has been engaged in for the past decade (at least)?  Do tell!
So here's the truth. Around two-thirds of our budget -- two-thirds -- is spent on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and national security. Two-thirds. Programs like unemployment insurance, student loans, veterans' benefits, and tax credits for working families take up another 20 percent. What's left, after interest on the debt, is just 12 percent for everything else. That's 12 percent for all of our national priorities -- education, clean energy, medical research, transportation, our national parks, food safety, keeping our air and water clean -- you name it -- all of that accounts for 12 percent of our budget.
Well, that actually seems about right, at least based on the research I've done.  This chart I found, which shows the federal budget in 2009, largely backs up what you're saying Mr. Obama.


Let's continue with the speech.
In the last decade, the average income of the bottom 90 percent of all working Americans actually declined. Meanwhile, the top 1 percent saw their income rise by an average of more than a quarter of a million dollars each. That's who needs to pay less taxes?
No, that is not who needs to pay less taxes.  But, maybe instead of always focusing on taxes, taxes, taxes we could focus on prosecuting the elite criminals that have looted our economy?  Don't get me wrong, the tax code in this country is extremely skewed and favors the very wealthy (doesn't everything?), but what we are lacking here is a fundamental concept of the rule of law.  Well, I take that back.  The rule of law seems to be working just fine when it's enforced against the common folks in this country.  What we have is a two-tiered justice system, in which the elite members of society-- be they in the private sector or public sector-- are exempt from the rule of law, even while committing the most obvious, well-documented and blatant of crimes, while the average person is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, many times for "crimes" in which there is not even a victim.  Glenn Greenwald explains this much better than I can:
...America's two-tiered justice system -- the way in which political and financial elites now enjoy virtually full-scale legal immunity for even the most egregious lawbreaking, while ordinary Americans, especially the poor and racial and ethnic minorities, are subjected to exactly the opposite treatment: the world's largest prison state and most merciless justice system.

So, Mr. Obama, what do you think we need to do to address our deficit problem?  Punish those responsible for causing the deficit in the first place, and who engaged in criminal practices and lied our country into war?  
The first step in our approach is to keep annual domestic spending low by building on the savings that both parties agreed to last week. That step alone will save us about $750 billion over 12 years. We will make the tough cuts necessary to achieve these savings, including in programs that I care deeply about, but I will not sacrifice the core investments that we need to grow and create jobs.
The first step we need to take is to cut spending on programs that you "care deeply about," huh?  Some backbone you have.  No upholding the rule of law?  No telling the truth about the wars, about the false flag attack on 9/11, about the rampant criminality taking place on virtually every level of the federal government?  What else do you propose?
The second step in our approach is to find additional savings in our defense budget. Now, as Commander-in-Chief, I have no greater responsibility than protecting our national security, and I will never accept cuts that compromise our ability to defend our homeland or America's interests around the world.

Over the last two years, Secretary Bob Gates has courageously taken on wasteful spending, saving $400 billion in current and future spending. I believe we can do that again. We need to not only eliminate waste and improve efficiency and effectiveness, but we're going to have to conduct a fundamental review of America's missions, capabilities, and our role in a changing world. I intend to work with Secretary Gates and the Joint Chiefs on this review, and I will make specific decisions about spending after it's complete.
Oh really?  It seems to me that the policies of the U.S. government represent the biggest threat to the U.S. homeland and people.  And just what are our interests around the world, and who's interests exactly are they?  The only interest I have is visiting and meeting other people around the world.  What do we need to defend in other parts of the world?  Oh yeah, that's right.  You mean we have to defend the elite financial and corporate interests around the world, in addition to invading and destroying anyone Israel considers it's enemy.

And by the way, regarding your approach to "find additional savings in our defense budget," over at Salon.com, David Sirota reports:
The administration's spending cuts would actually make defense an even larger part of the overall discretionary budget.

According to the White House plan, which Obama unveiled on Wednesday, while defense would be cut by $400 billion over the next decade, non-defense discretionary spending would be cut by $770 billion. That means stuff like labor law enforcement, low-income energy assistance and food aid to the poor would be cut almost twice as much as the bloated defense budget.

What's particularly galling about these numbers is that they're part of a budget in which defense already makes up 58 percent of discretionary spending. In other words, out of the $1.2 trillion of proposed cuts to the overall discretionary budget, nearly two-thirds will be imposed upon the non-defense priorities that comprise just 42 percent of the existing discretionary budget.

That means despite all the headlines about proposed defense cuts, Obama is proposing to tilt the overall share of discretionary spending even further toward the Pentagon...
Hmmmm....

Well, let's see what's left in your proposal to reduce the deficit.
The third step in our approach is to further reduce health care spending in our budget. [...]

The fourth step in our approach is to reduce spending in the tax code, so-called tax expenditures. In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. We can't afford it. And I refuse to renew them again.

Now, in the coming years, if the recovery speeds up and our economy grows faster than our current projections, we can make even greater progress than I've pledged here. But just to hold Washington -- and to hold me --- accountable and make sure that the debt burden continues to decline, my plan includes a debt failsafe. If, by 2014, our debt is not projected to fall as a share of the economy -– if we haven't hit our targets, if Congress has failed to act -– then my plan will require us to come together and make up the additional savings with more spending cuts and more spending reductions in the tax code.
Jeez, that last bit doesn't sound too reassuring.  Come to think of it, your entire proposal doesn't sound too reassuring.  But let's be serious- you failed the 9/11 Litmus test long ago, so we know your a traitorous puppet anyways, in the pocket of the criminals hell bent on destroying this world.  I guess we'll just be seeing more of the same in the coming years.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

9/11 videos

Video originally found at Veterans Today:


Video originally found at Kenny's Sideshow:

Fukushima update

Reuters reports today:
Before Fukushima, the 1986 Chernobyl disaster was the only event classified as a level 7 event on the scale. The blast at Chernobyl in Ukraine spread radioactive material over much of Europe, killing dozens in and around the plant and many more from cancer over time.

Japan's nuclear regulator, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), on Tuesday raised the severity of the Fukushima accident from a level 5 to a 7, based on the amount of radiation pouring out of the plant.
The nuclear disaster at Fukushima seems to be getting worse and worse with each passing day.






Mike Rivero at What Really Happened has been dismissing any HAARP involvement in causing the extremely powerful earthquake and resulting tsunami that has decimated the nuclear reactors at Fukushima and, really, it's irrelevant at this point.  Things are not looking good anyway you look at the situation.  I would like to present some interesting information along these lines, however.  In the video below, Benjamin Fulford explains his inside knowledge that HAARP was involved.



In 1997, then Secretary of Defense William Cohen admitted that there are people in the intelligence, military and scientific community working on extremely frightening technologies and biological warfare.  Here is a brief excerpt of his remarks:
There are some reports, for example, that some countries have been trying to construct something like an Ebola Virus, and that would be a very dangerous phenomenon, to say the least. Alvin Toeffler has written about this in terms of some scientists in their laboratories trying to devise certain types of pathogens that would be ethnic specific so that they could just eliminate certain ethnic groups and races; and others are designing some sort of engineering, some sort of insects that can destroy specific crops. Others are engaging even in an eco- type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves.

So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations. It's real, and that's the reason why we have to intensify our efforts, and that's why this is so important.
As I said, the situation in Japan, and really around the world, is extremely precarious, and anyway you look at it, it is not looking too good for us plebs out here.

Update: Dr. Anthony Hall has written an extensive history of the nuclear industry here, and I would recommend everyone check it out.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Journalism in America

On April 10th, David Kirkpatrick wrote a MEMO FROM TRIPOLI for the New York Times, informing Times readers of the Qaddafi regime's lack of credibility due to absurd and laughable public relations stunts and efforts to influence foreign reporting on the situation in Libya.  This brief excerpt caught my attention, and really highlights the nature of journalism in this country (bold and underline mine):
For the more than 100 international journalists cloistered here at the invitation of the Qaddafi government, its management - or, rather, staging - of public relations provided a singular inside view of how this autocracy functions in a crisis.
As the incident of the faked blood shows, the Qaddafi government's most honest trait might be its lack of pretense to credibility or legitimacy.  It lies, but it does not try to be convincing or even consistent.
I literally laughed out loud after reading the above excerpt.  I don't know why-- this type of hypocrisy and double standard is what the Times is best at, but it still made me laugh.  We're still waiting for the Times to apply these same critical standards to the government of this country, and the Israeli government I might add.  I have a feeling we'll be waiting for a while, as the very interests that own and control the U.S. and Israeli government own and control leading establishment media outlets like the New York Times.  

MLK, Jr.

(Updated 4/16/2011 below)

Last Monday, April 4th, was the 43rd anniversary of the murder of one of the greatest American heroes of modern times, Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King was murdered by fascist elements of the Deep State, including members of the U.S. military, FBI, CIA, Justice Department, local police and officials in Memphis, where Dr. King was murdered, and others in the private sector.  Dr. King was probably murdered for giving speeches like this, and for being such an effective community organizer.






Update: For an alternative view of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I'd like to present the video below.  Be prepared to experience a strong dose of cognitive dissonance.  


The Beast As Saint: The Truth About Martin Luther King Jr. from Ares on Vimeo.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Peru

In the summer of 2008, I travelled to Peru for a study abroad program in which we analyzed how the processes of globalization have affected the mega-city of Lima, the capital and largest city in Peru.  It was a fascinating class, and really opened my eyes to a lot of the injustices and inequalities of this world.  In today's New York Times, we read:
Peruvian voters cast ballots on Sunday in a presidential election notable for the surging candidacy of Ollanta Humala, a nationalist who is critical of the expanding influence of foreign companies in Peru's booming economy.  
But based on preliminary projections Monday morning, with about 69 percent of the votes counted, a runoff election looked likely.  Despite Mr. Humala's sudden climb in the polls in recent weeks, none of the candidates appeared to have the majority needed to win.  
Mr. Humala, who lost a runoff in 2006 against the outgoing president, Alan García, appeared to be leading, with 28.7 percent of the partial count.  But vying for second place, and the chance to run against Mr. Humala in the next round, was Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of the imprisoned former president, Alberto Fujimori, with 22.7 percent, and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a prominent economist, with 21.7 percent.  
Trailing them were Alejandro Toledo, also a former president, and Luis Castañeda, a former mayor of Lima, the capital.   
A runoff would be held in June.
The rise of Mr. Humala, 48, a former military officer who has played down comparisons with President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, and Ms. Fujimori, 35, who has defended her disgraced father, points to broad discontent with policies that have failed to lift millions out of poverty even as Peru boasts economic growth that is the envy of its neighbors.   
"Ollanta will bring the change we need because there's so much corruption and too much conformism," said Ariel Chunga, 60, a barber who voted Sunday in Lima.  "What can I be scared of?  We have to make decisions even if they are scary.  You can be nervous of getting married, but you still do it."
The results also suggest that symbols of Peru's economic growth that are most evidence to its urban moneyed class, like the construction boom that is reshaping Lima's skyline, mean little to the impoverished residents of the mountainous hinterland who were seen voting largely for Mr. Humala and Ms. Fujimori.   
Castañeda is the greatest disappointment," said Aldo Panfichi, a political scientist at Catholic University in Lima, referring to the city's former mayor.  "The public works of Lima are not visible in the rest of the country; they mean nothing to indigenous groups.  Lima is not Peru."
Lima certainly is not Peru, and many of the people who live in the mountainous and highland regions of Peru look disdainfully toward Lima, the historic capital of Spanish imperialism and seat of the federal government that has enacted policies that have wreaked havoc on the ecology and livelihoods of the indigenous population of Peru.  The city itself is full of enormous contradictions and inequalities, like many urban areas in the world today.



It is my hope that whoever wins the election in Peru addresses the foreign corporate domination of the Peruvian nation, and kicks out the "economic hitmen" like the IMF and World Bank, that have been unscrupulously ravaging the natural resources and beauty of the Peruvian nation for some time now.  


"Dealers in Death"

War is a racket, as General Smedley Butler would say.  It serves only those elite interests that start the war in the first place, advancing their geopolitical, military, economic, and social interests.  The justifications given to the general populace in order to conjure up popular support for war are always deceitful, propagandistic ploys, meant to instill fear, conjure up resentful, hateful images of The Other Bad Guys we are at war with.  Public relations in it's most vile, wicked form, used to create an image of a foreign enemy threatening the homeland and freedoms of the public.

Below is a video, titled "Dealers in Death," which I originally found via the comment section at aangirfan's blog, that details the armaments and munitions dealers profits and behind the scenes maneuvering in World War I.  

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Food for thought

I was listening to Black Ops Radio the other day and the host, Len Osanic, conducted an interview with John Costella, which was absolutely fascinating.  During the interview, Costella goes over in detail, quite convincingly, that the famed Zapruder film was actually a fake, not genuine, and he seems, at least to me, to have proved this fact, although there is a lot of debate about it in the JFK assassination research field.

Here is the Zapruder film:



Here is an interview with Costella that offers a brief introduction into his research:



And here is the first part of Costella's presentation at JFK-Zapruder Film Symposium held at the University of Minnesota-Duluth:



Like the Zionist false flag attack on 9/11, anyone who takes even a somewhat critical look into the JFK assassination, or any of the other political assassinations in the 1960s, will immediately understand that things are not as they seem, and that the official government conspiracy theory is actually an obviously fraudulent cover up.

Very interesting research and information Costella and others have brought to light.  And I got to thinking- maybe all the videos we've seen of the planes crashing into the WTC buildings on 9/11 were fakes as well?  This documentary promotes that theory, and I'm open to the idea, although not totally convinced.



Food for thought on this Sunday, April 10, 2011.  

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Debt, debt, and more debt

In the fall of 2008, I was finishing up my Bachelor's degree in International Studies at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and one of the courses I was enrolled in was titled International Political Economy.  We were studying how the political systems of various countries, private corporations, international organizations and financial institutions interacted with the economies of sovereign nation states.  Essentially, we were analyzing how the private sector and public sector interacted at both a nation-state and international level.  My professor was one of those Milton Friedman, free market types, but we did study other economic and political philosophies in order to understand and analyze the international political economy.  I'd like to say it was a pretty good course, but looking back, my professor left out some important facts that would have shed some light on the true nature of the world we live in.


For instance, my professor could have had us read Eustace Mullins' book, The Secrets of the Federal Reserve, which documents and details the real history of the Federal Reserve System, a private central bank that operates independently of the U.S. federal government (although the President does appoint the Board of Governors, the bank is still operated privately).





Only later did I come to learn that although U.S. citizens pay taxes to the federal government, the money that the federal government spends comes through borrowing from the Federal Reserve, which loans the U.S. government (and other governments, banks, and private corporations) money to fund it's activities (often criminal in nature) at interest, making those who actually own the shares of the Federal Reserve the big winners and controllers of this country.  If this characterization of the Federal Reserve System is incorrect, I'd really appreciate some feedback in the comment section of this post.  





Looking back on it, it was a truly amazing concept not to discuss.  However, given the nature of the academy, which largely serves to propagandize and endow the political, economic and social establishment with legitimacy, it's not surprising to me now days.


It was in the fall of 2008 when many of the major banks on Wall St. began to collapse, causing the larger economy to sputter and contract, due to fraud, criminality, and unbelievably avaricious policies enacted by these major banks and financial institutions, almost all of whom were intimately involved with the inner dealings of the Federal Reserve.  Many, if not most, of these unsound and disastrous policies were facilitated by official government policy and regulations.  In my class, we were learning about how the U.S. was the shining example of free market capitalism, in which private corporations allocate capital in the most efficient, productive manner, free (largely) from government regulation and control.  It was during this period that I began to really understand how things worked in this country, and largely throughout the world, and realized how utterly fraudulent this political-economic philosophy was.  It was nice to talk about, I suppose, in a rather pie-in-the-sky way, but things certainly weren't panning out the way they were supposed to.  


According to free market capitalism, if a private business or corporation engages in practices that lead to their downfall, the free market is supposed to punish that particular business or corporation, and they are to go out of business, right?  Well, we found out in a major way during this period that things certainly do not play out that way in the real world.  We watched as the criminal banks on Wall St. literally looted the American treasury for trillions of dollars.  The very people and organizations that caused the financial crisis were now socializing their loses by putting the American taxpayer on the hook for them, and privatizing the profits.  What sense did that make?  And why wouldn't my professor address these glaring holes in the very economic philosophies we were learning about?  


Only then did I realize that we didn't have a free market economy or political system at all, and that private economic, political, and military interests controlled the government, and used it as their tool to facilitate their criminal behavior.  Concepts like the Deep State, crony capitalism, and fascism made a lot more sense in accurately describing the nature of the U.S. political economy.  Watching this disaster unfold, I soon realized that this was not just an American phenomenon, and that these concepts applied to the international arena as well.  


A recent report in the New York Times highlights quite well how all of this works.  In an article titled, "In Portugal Crisis, Worries on Europe's 'Debt Trap'," we read (bold and underline mine):
So far the markets have taken Europe's third successive sovereign financial crisis in stride.  But many economists are a good deal more alarmed, most notably because the bailout formula European leaders keep applying to their most indebted member nations shows no signs of working.
Greece, Ireland and now almost certainly Portugal have access to hundreds of billions of dollars in emergency European aid to help them avoid defaulting on their debt.  But the aid is really just more loans, and the interest rates the countries are paying, if a little lower than what the private market would charge, are still crushingly high.  Their pile of debt gets bigger with every passing day. 
With the financial crisis in the U.S., we saw private corporations receive bailout money, with little or no interest charged, as a result of their fraudulent, criminal practices.  Over in Europe, the governments of sovereign nation states, unable to finance their debt and pay their bills, receive more loans, piling up even more debt, to the international banking cartel and private economic interests.  Does anyone else see a problem here?  Then we read:
Moreover, the price of these loans has been a commitment to slash government spending far more drastically than domestic leaders would have the desire or the political power to accomplish on their own.  And for countries that depend a good deal on government spending to generate growth, rapid decreases in spending have meant sustained economic stagnation or outright recession, making every dollar of debt that much harder to pay back.   
Talk about a receipt for economic slavery, huh?  But that is exactly what the private international banking cartel wants.  Debt, debt and more debt.  No penalties, fines, or criminal prosecutions of the very people who caused the financial mess we're witnessing today, but bailouts and bonuses.  And the taxpayers get less services, benefits and social welfare, all of which are generally meager, poorly operated and open to exploitation in the first place, in order to satisfy the money junkies at the top.