February 26th, 2015 by olddog
By Preston James
Unbeknownst to most American’s, Ronald Reagan’s authorized his personal Secret Agent Lee Wanta to build an American High Speed Rail (HSR) Maglev Bullet Train system that was capable of speeds of 225 MPH.
Not only did Lee Wanta create a viable, realistic plan to do so, he actually raised the necessary funds to do so. And that marvelous plan is still ready to be implemented, fully funded, and constitutes the very best clear and certain path to the reconstruction of American heavy industry and manufacturing, while providing two million new high paying American jobs for American Citizens. In the early 1981, United States President Ronald W Reagan gave a mandated order/directive to Lee Emil Wanta under Presidential Executive Order No. 12333 to design and implement an MX Mobile Missile Rail-car based system.
The Bush Cabal is still hanging on to their power, using Cutouts and Puppets.
The Bush Cabal, the folks that assassinated JFK and hijacked the CIA to use as the City of London’s Central Bankster’s action agent (Cutout), also stopped the Wanta HRS Plan cold, hijacked his money he had raised for the plan, all made possible when they instituted an assassination attempt on President Reagan and bought off many intel, USG officials and some high US military. Few Americans realize that the Bushes cannot legally hold any public office due to an immunity agreement between Prescott Bush with the USG over his trading with the Nazis and exposure for treason through Union Bank, SA as described in a prior Veterans Today article (1). President Reagan authorized Wanta’s company, New Republic/USA Financial Group, Ltd., Jackson, Mississippi, USA (a Mississippi intelligence operations group under Title 18 USC Section 6 (line 11) to build or otherwise obtain a rail system capable of moving MX Mobile Missiles.
It was Wanta’s efforts to implement this MX Mobile Missile Plan using Railcars for President Reagan that led him to come up with a true High Speed Rail (HSR) Bullet Train System which Reagan quickly approved and asked Wanta to implement according to a pre-planned timetable.
Reagan’s directive had to do with an Operational Plan to lawfully purchase the Santa Fe/Southern Pacific Railroad in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for authorized mobilization and deployment activities. One of those authorized activities involved the movement of MX Mobile Missiles to an underground storage facility at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. Redstone began as a chemical weapons manufacturing facility for WWII but became the Army’s focal point for rocket and space projects (including the development of the first U.S. ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles).
Through using an old bankrupt railroad called Sante Fe & Southern Pacific to move MX Mobile Missiles is a far cry from planning a national high-speed rail facility for the American People. The Wanta High Speed Train (HRS) Bullet Train System that Ronald Reagan authorized Wanta to build was described in a previous Veterans Today article (2). Though most Americans react to such information about the Wanta HSR System (HRS Maglev Bullet Train) Plan with a bit of a “ho-hum” attitude, those who are paying attention to what’s going on today understand the significance of the above information in its relationship to another under-reported story.
According to a recent story, Russia is now developing a new intercontinental ballistic missile mounted on a railway car in a bid to counterbalance prospective U.S. weapons, according to a senior Russian military officer.(3)
“Colonel General Sergei Karakayev, the chief of the military’s Strategic Rocket Forces, said in remarks carried by Russian news agencies on Wednesday that the new weapon would be much easier to camouflage than its predecessor. The Soviet-designed railway missiles were scrapped in 2005.” “Karakayev said the Yars missile intended for the project was much lighter than the Soviet-built system and could be put inside a regular refrigerator car unlike its predecessor, which required a heavier and bigger car that could be detected by enemy intelligence.” Obviously President Putin has come to believe that the idea of Wanta’s Mobile Missiles/Rail Car System is a very important concept that can make a valuable contribution to Russia’s defense. So now Putin who has attained the status of a top Rock Star in the West for sheltering the great American Whistle-blower hero Edward Snowden, once again shows his raw intelligence and political reality.
Certainly Putin must be enjoying watching the criminals in charge of the NSA squirm and deny their crimes and Treason while they still accuse Snowden of violating National Security, when actually they are the foreign controlled RICO criminals and Traitors exposed for spying on all Americans and tapping their phones who have violated the Fourth Amendment. It be quite amusing for him to watch these Traitors and criminals be exposed for spying on all Americans and tapping their phones, sending all raw data to Israeli contractors who process it and sell it to America’s enemies and highest bidding corporations, and also use it to blackmail Supreme Court closeted judges to approve illegal healthcare laws, and many other USG officials, judges and politicians to commit numerous illegal, Treasonous and Seditious acts.
Lee Wanta started implementing an excellent plan for Reagan to build the desired MX Mobile Missile Rail-car based system called the LGM-118 (MX) Peacekeeper Rail System.
The direct mandated order that Leo Wanta received from President Reagan told him to purchase the Federal Land Bank building in Jackson, MS, which would be used for logistics and satellite feed. The funds to buy the building and the Santa Fe Southern Pacific Railroad came from the Department of Defense to New Republic/USA (Miss). The money was placed in Deposit Guaranty Bank in Mississippi and the necessary credit cards for field operations were issued by Merrill Lynch to the New Republic/USA Financial Group, Ltd (Miss).
LGM-118 (MX) Peacekeeper Mobile Rail Based Missile System
The MX Mobile Missile Rail-car System used Refrigerator cars manufactured by Rockwell International to carry the Missiles incognito. These cars were to be kept in special disguised enclosures until brought into action, when they would be brought out and transported along railroad tracks all over the Nation. This was purposefully leaked to make sure any nuclear armed enemy would be reluctant to go into a nuclear exchange with America given the fact this train based MX Mobile Missile System would almost guarantee mutually assured destruction (MAD) in any nuclear exchange. And this was a sound defense strategy since Putin is now utilizing this novel idea as a major deterrent to nuclear war by any potential enemies.
Before Lee Wanta could fully implement Reagan’s directives which included the MX Mobile Rail System and also a true High Speed Rail System (HSR Bullet train), he was blocked by the Bush Cabal and given a bad rap in an attempt to discredit him and stop the implementation of both systems and other changes best characterized as the Wanta Reconstructing America Plan (WRAP).
If you have read Chapter 9 of Wanta’s biography, WANTA! Black Swan, White Hat, you are aware that the prosecuting attorney, J. Douglas Haag, a State of Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General, made much to-do about a $500,000 deposit made to the Mississippi bank, telling the jury the funds were the personal property of Wanta and represented evidence of his guilt as a tax evader in the State of Wisconsin. The funds, of course, came from the Department of Defense and represented nothing of the kind… but AAG Haag had Wanta in a box.
Part of the the Wanta High Speed Rail System Plan (HRS Maglev) was designed to advance the American MX ICBM Missile Defense System.
The money had been provided to purchase a railroad line, right of way and real estate properties that would be used to haul MX Mobile Missiles to defend our great nation – America. The railroad and building for which the funds were provided both were linked to a highly secret mandate from the President of the United States. Wanta could not make that information public at his phony non-jurisdictional – county criminal tax trial for civil tax evasion. Instead, he had to eat a 22-year prison and parole sentence.
At the time of Wanta’s Mississippi attempt to purchase the Santa Fe & Southern Railroad so America’s MX Mobile Missiles could be moved to appropriate national locations for the national defense, the Central Intelligence Agency (for which Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush had been Director until becoming vice president under President Reagan) was competing against a new intelligence agency that Reagan wanted in place to replace what he believed was a totally corrupted CIA as previously acknowledged by former President John F. Kennedy. The new agency was called Intelligence Support Agency (ISA) and Lee Emil Wanta was to be the Assistant Director of the new American intel-ops group. As is almost always true in the world of political cronyism, the CIA was threatened by the presence of the new group and was probably behind the failure of the acquisitions needed – the railroad and the Federal Land Bank building – to implement President Reagan’s plans.
The result: the CIA did not want the MX Mobile Missiles being moved around by the Department of Defense via Wanta’s company – a USC Title 18 USC Section 6 (Line 11) intelligence gathering corporation. They wanted to control the operation complete with “set-aside allocations” and other financial motivation to be enjoyed by unidentified participants at the expense of American taxpayers.
The Wanta HRS Train System (Maglev Bullet Train) has important Civil Defense and National Disaster response capabilities.
Lee Wanta says the railroad plan (to be disclosed publicly) was to provide a hurricane evacuation route for Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas and that high-speed rail filled that need nicely…That was the story that was to be told to the Public. The hard core reason that justified the costs involved was, however, national defense: the movement of MX Mobile Missiles to critical locations, but civil defense was an important gain that would result from the successful implementation of the HSR System. So there you have the synopsis of why Putin is, in December 2013, taking advantage of the original plan for Mobile MX Mobile Missile System born during the Reagan Administration under the management of Presidential Secret Agent Lee Emil Wanta… a plan that would have saved us from the USSR at that time.
Lee Wanta was working with numerous very high level American Military and Intel on his AmeriRail High Speed Rail System (HSR).
Lee Wanta was working in concert with General James A. Abrahamson, Central Intelligence Director William Casey, former Central Intelligence Director William Colby, and Reagan’s Attorney General, William French Smith. Gen. Abrahamson was Director for the F-16 Multinational Air Combat Fighter Program at Aeronautical Systems Division before being assigned Administrator for the Space Transportation System, and was responsible for the nation’s space shuttle program. In 1980, he assumed the duties of Deputy Chief of Staff for Systems, Air Force Systems Command Headquarters.
History teaches the importance of Transcontinental Railroads.
If one studies the early 1900 history of the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad connecting a developing economic Eurasian Alliance between France, Germany, Russia and Japan, and would quickly erode their worldwide financial power base which was designed to serve as a substitute to the declining British Empire and loss of so many Colonies. It was this same tribe of central British Banksters operating out of the City Of London Financial District, a separate nation-state with its own ambassadors just like the Vatican, that financed both the Bolshevik Revolution and its much feared Cheka Red Terror, Lenin and then Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot as well as Hitler and the Nazis and now the rogue zio criminal syndicate state of Israel of Rev.2:9 & 3:9.
And it is these same Zionist British Bankster forces at work today keeping America divided into political warring factions in order to keep America divided and conquered, known as the “Perfidius Albion” plan of secret colonization and/or nation-state financial infiltration and hijacking in order to massively asset strip. These very folks, the Zionist infil-Traitors, the enemies inside the gates of America and their political puppets and Cutouts owned by AIPAC, and B’nai B’rith super-masons, are the entities that have worked so hard to keep Lee Wanta from activating his Reconstructing-America Plan and have prevented him from access to his personal money which has been awarded to him by a Federal Court Order.
“Chaselet” was an intelligence operation involving Swiss banks (particularly Credit Suisse) that were re-activating what should have been “dead” bank credit instruments… like Letters of Credit. For example, a Letter of Credit from Chase Manhattan might have been drawn down – or may not have been drawn but served as collateral on another credit. Wanta’s investigation involved Credit Suisse, Union Bank of Switzerland and other banks recycling the Letters of Credit from banks around the world – reactivating what should have been dead notes. What was being done was a criminal act.
‘Wanta explains it this way: “Say a hoodlum comes to a banker and gives that person a clean, clear, active financial document. You go on the computer and the computer says ‘yes, that person is the owner!’ You, the banker, know the hoodlum is not the owner, but he is going to give you 10 or 12 percent because he’s going to re-cycle the Letter – reactivate it. There’s one condition before the one-year loan the hoodlum is asking for can be granted by the banker. That once dead but now alive note must be returned and destroyed before the loan to the hoodlum matures (becomes due). In other words, the loan must be repaid before its due date. That way, the bank is not holding the fraudulent financial document because the loan is repaid before it becomes due and the dead Letter of Credit that collateralizes the loan is destroyed.”
‘Say the “dead” letter of credit is in the amount of $300 billion. Your loan rate for six months is 7 percent – or, $2,100,000. The borrower places the money in a six-month bank guaranteed instrument (which because the amount is large, is purchased at a 20 percent discount). The borrower has $300 billion and is able to purchase the investment for $240 billion. He receives interest on the entire $300 billion for six months. At that point in time, the $300 billion investment vehicle is cashed and your profit for the six months is $2,100,000 – the amount of your bank loan interest. The loan interest is paid and the “dead” letter of credit is destroyed. But if the loan interest totals the same as the profit, did the person make any money on the deal? Re-read sentence three of this paragraph. He bought the investment at a 20 percent discount, spending only $240 billion for the $300 billion investment. He netted $60 billion.
‘A lot of money can be re-cycled that way – perhaps even $4.5 trillion, broken into numerous “Letters of Credit” which really do not exist but which once were written…’(4)
Unfortunately for America, the Bush Cabal (crypto-zios and Nazis) still remains in power using Cutouts and Puppets running the Administration, although its power base in now beginning to quickly erode and imminent collapse is soon to come as City of London based World-Zionism, the largest worldwide crime syndicate is being fully exposed and defeated on all fronts.
The current batch of Bush Cabal Traitors and cronies know that the actuation and completion of the Wanta High Speed Rail System (HSR Maglev Bullet Train) would unify America and immediately increase commerce and business across America. Ask any transportation expert and they will tell you that good transportation enhances commerce in many different ways and high speed transportation has many advantages already proved in Europe, Japan and China that have high speed Bullet Trains functioning now. Careful study of this wonderful and informative book at certain sections will reveal many of the details of the Wanta High Speed Rail System (HRS Maglev Bullet Train) Plan.
What exactly would the Wanta High Speed Rail System (HRS Maglev Bullet Train) look like?
If implemented now, the Wanta Reconstructing-America Plan with its AmeriRail High Speed Rail System (HSR Maglev Bullet Train) would provide an aggressive solution to the serious economic demise of America caused by the so-called Free-Trade Agreements.
If implemented now, even though delayed by the Bush Cabal and its blatant violations of Rule of Law and massive endemic corruption, the Wanta Reconstructing-America Plan would serve as an aggressive solution to the serious problem created by so-called “Free-Trade” which was accompanied by US Department of State grants to American Corporations to export factories and jobs to Mexico and then China, as well as other countries.
All Free-Trade have been acts of blatant Unconstitutional Treason by top US Politicians and Public Officials who sold America out for campaign donations, set-aside allocations, revolving-door jobs, lucrative honorariums, power and position, as well as the “Beltway Lifestyle” of living like Royalty and Kings and/or Princes or Princesses.
Certainly the removal of the Bush Cabal and its cronies from high positions of unelected power in the USG would make it possible to fully retract all Free-Trade Agreements and re-institute reasonable protection for American jobs, manufacturing and industry with the re-instatement of a system of appropriate Tariffs as was done before the Bush Cabal rose to Unconstitutional power and was able to put their puppet in the White house who would pull out all stops to pass free Trade Agreements in order to destroy America’s industrial, manufacturing and financial might.
President Eisenhower’s National Highway System was a great stimulus for new and expanded commerce as well as contributing to a more effective defense system.
When President Eisenhower instituted his “National System of Interstate and Defense Highways” aka the “Interstate System” with high bridges permitting the rapid transport of American ICBM missiles, the commercial and trucking benefits for all of America were simply astounding. Folks could travel long distance for family vacations with ease and over the road trucking transported manufactured goods and food stuffs and a rapid rate never before possible.
The economic benefits to America were simply astounding. Certainly the implementation of the Wanta HSR System would quickly produce major benefits from inexpensive high speed travel for America. New Hotels would quickly be built by AmeriTrust Groupe, Inc. (USA), and Hotel/Motel Chains and other supporting businesses localized Rail Systems which link to the national High-Speed Rail System would be built, offering quick access to and from HSR Centers and Hubs. Two Million new jobs with good salaries and total benefits would be created and reliable salaries would greatly reduce past-due house payments and foreclosures which would, in turn,help put a floor on the troubled housing market.
Ronald Reagan was a most distinctive 40th President of the United States of America but little is known by the general public of his vision to revitalize American transportation, industry, and jobs and the special plans he formed in consultation with Lee Wanta, his secret agent and right hand “can do” man.
Ronald Reagan has been rightly credited with taking down the Berlin wall and ending the evil communist reign of the Soviet Union and East Germany, and his personal Secret Agent and Confidant Lee Wanta played a strategic part in managing this sensitive operation.
What Ronald Reagan was known for was his credo, “Big Government is not the solution, but IS the problem.”
Ronald Reagan like all previous US Presidents was not perfect, and most of his mistakes have been played out. They have been and overplayed by his detractors and political opponents. What he did right and was in the process of doing to rebuild America far overshadowed any of his mistakes and oversights.
Few Americans have ever been informed of what Reagan’s dynamic Vision was for America as a restored Constitutional Republic. Even fewer know how he planned to achieve independent Industrial might and prosperity for all willing to work, and what he did while President to bring this about.
The man that was his close personal confidante, Lee Wanta, knows more about Ronald Reagan’s Vision for America than anyone else because he worked with the President — reporting directly to him as a secret agent. Wanta helped Reagan develop these plans and was well on his way to implementing them before President Reagan was stopped cold by one of several assassination attempts, which in reality, were all attempts at a coup d’ e-tat by the Bush Cabal. Although Reagan lived through the assassination attempt , his power was drastically curtailed by the betrayal and usurpation of many around him…People he thought were his loyal supporters. They jumped ship and joined up with the new City of London backed Bush cabal which although still in power to this day running numerous puppets, its power base is being eroded by the day and its days of unrestricted power are now quite limited. Once the Bush cabal was in place and had aligned it’s forces, it instituted major efforts to Globalize America starting with the passage of massive Free Trade Agreements under Bill Clinton who worked for them. Under President Clinton, Department of State grants were provided to finance the cost of exporting American jobs, manufacturing and industry outside America to Mexico and China.
Every single Free-Trade Agreement has been a blatant High Treason and Sedition, both of which are capital crimes against America, a Constitutional Republic and can lead to execution or life-imprisonment upon conviction.
Every single Free-Trade Agreement has been a result of blatant acts of High Treason and Sedition against America, as well as violations of the US Constitution and truly represent acts by “enemies within America” who have been bought off by wealthy offshore international Central Banks and corporations as well as wealthy lobbying groups including AIPAC and B’nai B’rith and the like who serve as agents of control for the Zionist City of London Central Banksters.
The free trade crimes of NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT, and WTO have been passed incrementally under the spell of the Bush Cabal which is still in power have resulted in the massive exportation of jobs, manufacturing and heavy industry out of America, reduced available employment, diminishing long term careers and generally eroded the economy, creating a general bifurcation of class in society with growing holdings of the upper 1% and diminished wealth of the rest.
If Bush and his cabal of Traitors had not usurped President Reagan’s power and instituted a coup d’ e-tat and tried to assassinate him, NAFTA, CAFTA, WTO, and GATT would never have occurred and Fair Trade with properly weighted tariffs would have remained in place. And America would have had plenty of jobs right now, no massive recession of 2007 and a much better standard of living right now for all Americans.
Ronald Reagan worked with Lee Wanta to develop specific and dynamic plans to revitalize the American transportation system, manufacturing and heavy industry, and the ICBM Missile Defense System.
After the coup d’ e-tat which placed the Bush Dynasty in power, Reagan’s plans to continue to build American industry, manufacturing and the new jobs that come with it got sidetracked and ignored. Lee brought down the Soviet Union Ruble (SUR). He had received $150 Billion USD from America’s defense budget to do it — and Wanta repaid those funds in less than six months. From there, using money in no way associated with the American Government but gained by his own investment skill, Wanta proceeded to create the greatest fortune ever amassed by one human being. Wanta knew Reagan’s plans to continue the strengthening of the American economy – He was one of very few people who knew all the details of what Reagan wanted for America.
What few realize is that Lee Wanta completed the Reagan plan to “Tear Down that Wall” on his behalf, and also completed most of the preparations for the second part of Reagan’s Plan which he had developed in consultations with Lee Wanta and assigned to him to personally actuate and complete, which is best described as the AmeriRail High Speed Rail System (HSR Maglev Bullet Train) Plan.
What few realize is that President Reagan had asked Lee Wanta, working in conjunction with former Director of Intelligence William Colby, Reagan’s Director of Central Intelligence, William Casey, and Reagan’s Attorney General, William French Smith, to come up with a plan to take down the Evil Empire.
The Plan was to Destabilize the economy of the Evil Empire, which in turn, would bring down the structure of the Soviet Military and its Military Structure was approved by Ronald Reagan and successfully actuated and completed by Lee Wanta.
What was done specifically is quite complex and for those that want to gain a complete understanding can refer to his Biography, Wanta! Black Swan, White Hat. Wanta’s significance in this effort is also documented in Claire Sterling’s book, Thieve’s World (Simon & Schuster, 1994). This book, Wanta! Black Swan, White Hat, can now be purchased in its latest Edition in digital Kindle form with numerous detailed copies of legal, official documents.(5) Careful study of this wonderful book at certain sections will reveal many of the details of the Wanta AmeriRail High Speed Rail (HSR Maglev Program).
The Wanta Reconstructing-America Plan can be instituted now, all the money has been provided in advance by Lee Wanta.
If instituted now, even though delayed by the Bush Cabal and its blatant violations of Rule of Law and massive endemic corruption, the Wanta Reconstructing America plan, would serve as an aggressive solution to the serious problem created by so-called “Free Trade” which was accompanied by US Department of State grants to American corporations to export factories and jobs to Mexico and then China, as well as other countries.
All Free Trade Agreements have been acts of blatant, Unconstitutional Treason by top US Politicians and Officials who sold America out for campaign donations, revolving door jobs, lucrative honorariums and power and position and the beltway lifestyle of living like Royalty and Kings or Princes. Certainly the removal of the Bush Cabal from high positions of power in the USG would make it possible to fully retract all Free-Trade Agreements and re-institute reasonable protection for American jobs, manufacturing and industry with the reinstatement of system of appropriate Tariffs as was done before the Bush Cabal rose to power.
Free Trade is treasonous and Seditious, and designed to destroy America’s National economy and export millions of jobs, manufacturing and industrial opportunities out of America, all financed by US Department of State ‘grants’ paid for by you, the American Taxpayers.
There is nothing wrong with “Fair Trade” which is the application of reasonable Tariffs set by an American Trade Board which raise import prices to parity of American manufacturing and used properly prevents unfair advantages from import goods in the American marketplace. Allowing imports at unfair prices to be sold has undermined American industry, manufacturing and jobs under all the Lawless, Treasonous Free-Trade Agreements.
The plan for the Wanta High Speed Rail System (HSR Maglev) is still ready to be actuated and completed by Lee Wanta as negotiated between he and Ronald Reagan as soon as the illegal blocks by the treasonous Bush Cabal are removed.
Central to the Wanta Reconstructing-America Plan (WRAP) is the construction of a true trans-national High Speed Rail System (HSR Maglev) with speeds of 200+ MPH. This is not Rapid Transit (RT) which is limited to speeds 125 MPH or less, typically far less. This is a true state of the Bullet Train like they have in Europe and even China; even more advanced and with more redundant safeguards such as selective/intermittent track segment activation. St. Louis will serve as the central hub where manufacturing, logistics, planning, security and maintenance operations are run, which would certainly vitalize an economically ruined city.
Lee Wanta was a child genius who quickly was recognized when his abilities gained attention in High School.
As a young child, Lee Wanta stood out and was quickly recognized. He was a remarkable childhood genius whose mental abilities were so extraordinary that they eventually came to the attention of his US Senator, Alexander Wiley, who brought Wanta into a long process that involved serving America, the Constitutional Republic, who Wanta dearly cherished. As Wanta went on to pursue numerous functions for the USG he attained many remarkable and extraordinary achievements, and this eventually caught the attention of Ronald Reagan who was always looking for the very brightest talent out there in America to assist with the implementation of his special program to revitalize and strengthen America’s Defense while keeping America strong economically.
If one examines and considers Wanta’s abilities to process, comprehend, design and activate large scale solutions to serious defense and economic issues and master them in un-obvious and very superior ways, it is obvious that this man Wanta is a remarkable man and is in a class of his own as far and cognitive and mental problem solving capabilities in exceedingly complex situations where no simple or easy solutions seem evident. And yet he does come up with them over and over again.
It is possible that President Reagan was informed by William Casey that he could have his own personal agent to implement his plans and that he had better be careful who he trusted because American intel was deeply infil-Traited. And it is interesting that Casey has serious distrust of many around him when he was head of the CIA. He brought in his own secret agent Frank Dux to serve him. Dux was at the time an Asian Bloodsport martial artist victor and considered by most experts at the time to be the world’s best martial artist and the quickest in the world in hand to hand combat. Casey trained and equipped Dux who then went on to serve and protect Casey diligently and heroically. Dux proved himself to be a hero and a stand up man while serving William Casey. This amazing story can actually be read about in Frank Dux’s excellent biography, The Secret Man (6). And ignore the superfluous attempts to discredit his story, a quick read of his marvelous book and a fact check will expose these efforts and show Dux to have been the real deal.
President Reagan realized that Lee Wanta was an absolute financial and business genius. Anybody that knows Lee Wanta well realizes he has exceptional social and communication skills, has a photographic memory for names, faces, places, facts and detail far beyond the norm, and has the ability to comprehend complex economic and financial matters that are so far unmatched by anyone in America.
Conclusion and Call to Action:
And now you have the numerous reasons behind the unique, dynamic plan for the creation of the High Speed Rail System (HSR) and an understanding of the many positive ways it can be used for the good of the American people such as escaping large regional natural (and other) disasters rather than being trapped in big cities and forced to face possible death… and, of course, the HSR System would serve as an essential upgrade to our MX Mobile Missile System and the defense of our Great Nation America, land of the Free and Home of the Brave, as is always of foremost concern in the very busy mind of the man who was Ronald Reagan’s top Secret Agent and personal confident, Lee Wanta.
What can you the reader do? The first thing you can do is send or email this article to your friends and associates and your local newspaper reporter and news desks and to your Congressional Representative and Senators. Then you can call them and followup, and politely encourage them to activate this program. The money is already in place with Lee Wanta as the Sole Beneficiary-Owner and a federal judge has already ruled that the money is owned by Wanta. All that must happen to activate the plan is the enforcement of the American Rule of Law so that Lee Wanta can proceed with the HSR System (HRS Maglev Bullet Train) Plan. And you can make the call and ask your Representatives and Senators to repeal the Unconstitutional Free Trade Treaties that are destroying American jobs more and more each day. This is essential for the real National Security as is the nationalization of the Unconstitutional Central bank and the Repeal of the Federal Reserve Act.
Let the reader beware!
Wanta is not the Hero-Saint here described, but a copyright thief, and liar of the highest order. Re-read this article and see if any credit or mention was given to Marilyn Barnewall who spent years collaborating with Wanta and writing books that followed his exploits, only to have him attempt to steal her copy rights. This amazing woman wrote several books and late in life worked like a dog trying to bring to light what was happing to him by people in high places in America. The fact that Wanta is a highly intelligent person means nothing when his character is that of a con-man. Give him the praise and power he craves, and watch him turn on everyone who has supported him. He turned on Christopher Story who first brought his “story” to the attention of his international readers of International Currency Review. Story worked with Wanta for three years before finding facts that couldn’t be validated and turned against him. Had it not been for Chris Story, no one would have ever heard of Leo Emil Wanta. He turned against the only good attorney he had during the years he was being tried for one tax evasion charge after another. She deferred receiving payment from him for three years because she wanted to help “this poor guy.” This would be after his criminal conviction by a Wisconsin jury in 1995. During those three years, her husband’s business failed and because she had taken Wanta on as a full-time client. Because of the problems caused by this lawyer – the only really good lawyer he had during that time — they lost their home in Southern California. She told Wanta she had to stop working for him because she had to generate income. He showed his gratitude by filing a complaint against her with the California Bar Association. He has screwed over a lot of people, not just Marilyn Barnewall. If the world knew Marilyn Barnewall like I do, she would be the president of America, and the first totally honest one.
February 25th, 2015 by olddog
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- **FRA POST: Central-Planners Herd Money Market Funds Into Government Financing
- **FRA POST: Fund managers now have the Legal Right to ‘suspend redemptions’ by the you on your Money Market Funds
- “Redemption Gates” for Money Market Funds Acting Man –“The adoption of ‘redemption gates’ effectively means that money market fund boards will be able to suspend the property rights of their customers. Once again, this creates a big disadvantage for the money market fund industry in favor of banks, since demand deposits will continue to lack such ‘redemption gates’, in spite of the fact that banks are de facto unable to actually pay out all demand deposits, or even a large portion of them, ‘on demand’. It is an interesting detail that retail customers are to be exempt from this regulation based on the idea that they are basically too addled to react to crisis conditions. Why are such regulations held to be required at all? Are regulators implying that the system has not been ‘made safe’ by adopting several telephone book-sized tomes of additional regulations?”
- SEC Votes Through Money Market Exit Gates Zero Hedge — the SEC has adopted the news rules designed to curb the risk of money market investor runs .. “Among the changes, funds will have to switch to a floating share price instead of the current $1/share (hence the term breaking the buck). But the key part: ‘The SEC’s rule will require prime money market funds to move from a stable $1 per share net asset value, to a floating NAV. It also will let fund boards lower redemption ‘gates’ and fees in times of market stress.” .. suggests this may send money market investor rushing out & into other asset classes – the SEC, the Federal Reserve & the U.S. Treasury hope that asset class is stocks to keep the stock market rising .. “Clearly, everyone understand that the only purpose behind implementing ‘gates’ is to redirect the herd. And with some $2.6 trillion in assets, money markets can serve as a convenient source of ‘forced buying’ now that QE is tapering if only for the time being. The only question is whether the herd will agree to this latest massive behavioral experiment by the Fed, and allocate their funds to a stock market which is now trading at a higher P/E multiple than during the last market peak.”
- ALERT: Pull Your Money From Money Markets Now! Economic Policy Journal
- U.S. SEC poised to adopt reforms for money market funds Reuters
- Fund managers on alert over money market shake-up FT -The SEC is looking to drive money market funds to only government securities, especially institutional money market funds – this means money market funds will be helping to pay for the government debt .. The SEC is also planning to allow fees and restrictions on redemptions in times of stress, but it is not clear how widely these will be applied across the money markets – FT: “Any restrictions on redemptions may not be severe at first, but the regulations will only become more restrictive over time. Don’t waste time thinking you are going to monitor the situation and get out later. Get out now, when the getting is easy.”
Do you know the difference between a money market fund and a money market account? CNBC Personal Finance Reporter Sharon Epperson explains the big difference
BAIL-IN (GLOBAL – G20 LEGISLATION)
- Australia: ‘Bail in’ Rules May Be Inevitable In Australia - August 22, 2014 Bail in’ rules may be inevitable, says David Murray of the Financial Systems Inquiry Chair in Australia .. “It appears there’s a wide consensus that bail-in would considerably expand the buffer, would further assist in the mechanisms for the protection of depositors, and importantly would create a system where it is less likely that the government would be dragged into a crisis.” .. Australia may have little choice but to adopt “bail-in” rules that expose bank creditors to losses, due to our dependence on foreign capital .. more financial repression.
- Canada: Department Of Finance Releases Proposal For Canadian Bail-In Regime Canada’s government is looking to implement a bail-in regime to limit exposure to a government bailout – the idea is for troubled banks to shaft bank depositors of their bank deposits first .. “The G-20, including Canada, endorsed the Financial Stability Board’s Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions in 2011, a set of best practices for the resolution of financial institutions which contemplates the establishment of a bail-in regime.”
**FRA POST: Federal Reserve & Congress Talk “ENHANCED PRUDENTIAL STANDARDS”
CAPITAL CONTROLS (CASEY RESEARCH ON COMING CAPITAL CONTROLS)
**FRA POST: Indebted Governments Will Resort To Capital Controls
1: IMF Endorses Capital Controls
Bloomberg reported in December 2012 that the “IMF has endorsed the use of capital controls in certain circumstances.“ This is particularly important because the IMF, arguably an even more prominent institution since the global financial crisis started, has always had an official stance against capital controls. “In a reversal of its historic support for unrestricted flows of money across borders, the IMF said controls can be useful…” Will individual governments jump on this bandwagon? “It will be tacitly endorsed by a lot of central banks,”says Boston University professor Kevin Gallagher. If so, it could be more than just your home government that will clamp down on storing assets elsewhere.
2: There Is Academic Support for Capital Controls
Many mainstream economists support capital controls. For example, famed Harvard Economists Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff wrote the following earlier this year:
Governments should consider taking a more eclectic range of economic measures than have been the norm over the past generation or two. The policies put in place so far, such as budgetary austerity, are little match for the size of the problem, and may make things worse. Instead, governments should take stronger action, much as rich economies did in past crises.
Aside from the dangerously foolish idea that reining in excessive government spending is a bad thing, Reinhart and Rogoff are saying that even more massive government intervention should be pursued. This opens the door to all kinds of dubious actions on the part of politicians, including—to my point today—capital controls.
“Ms. Reinhart and Mr. Rogoff suggest debt write-downs and ‘financial repression’, meaning the use of a combination of moderate inflation and constraints on the flow of capital to reduce debt burdens.” The Reinhart and Rogoff report basically signals to politicians that it’s not only acceptable but desirable to reduce their debts by restricting the flow of capital across borders. Such action would keep funds locked inside countries where said politicians can plunder them as they see fit.
3: Confiscation of Savings on the Rise
“So, what’s the big deal?” Some might think. “I live here, work here, shop here, spend here, and invest here. I don’t really need funds outside my country anyway!” Well, it’s self-evident that putting all of one’s eggs in any single basket, no matter how safe and sound that basket may seem, is risky—extremely risky in today’s financial climate. In addition, when it comes to capital controls, storing a little gold outside one’s home jurisdiction can help avoid one major calamity, a danger that is growing virtually everywhere in the world: the outright confiscation of people’s savings.
The IMF, in a report entitled “Taxing Times,” published in October of 2013, on page 49, states: “The sharp deterioration of the public finances in many countries has revived interest in a capital levy—a one-off tax on private wealth—as an exceptional measure to restore debt sustainability.”
The problem is debt. And now countries with higher debt levels are seeking to justify a tax on the wealth of private citizens. So, to skeptics regarding the value of international diversification, I would ask: Does the country you live in have a lot of debt? Is it unsustainable? If debt levels are dangerously high, the IMF says your politicians could repay it by taking some of your wealth.
The following quote sent shivers down my spine…
The appeal is that such a task, if implemented before avoidance is possible and there is a belief that is will never be repeated, does not distort behavior, and may be seen by some as fair. The conditions for success are strong, but also need to be weighed against the risks of the alternatives, which include repudiating public debt or inflating it away.
The IMF has made it clear that invoking a levy on your assets would have to be done before you have time to make other arrangements. There will be no advance notice. It will be fast, cold, and cruel. Notice also that one option is to simply inflate debt away. Given the amount of indebtedness in much of the world, inflation will certainly be part of the “solution,” with or without outright confiscation of your savings. (So make sure you own enough gold, and avoid government bonds like the plague.)
Further, the IMF has already studied how much the tax would have to be: The tax rates needed to bring down public debt to pre-crisis levels are sizable: reducing debt ratios to 2007 levels would require, for a sample of 15 euro area countries, a tax rate of about 10% on households with a positive net worth. Note that the criterion is not billionaire status, nor millionaire, nor even “comfortably well off.” The tax would apply to anyone with a positive net worth. And the 10% wealth-grab would, of course, be on top of regular income taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, etc.
4: We Like Pension Funds
Unfortunately, it’s not just savings. Carmen Reinhart (again) and M. Belén Sbrancia made the following suggestions in a 2011 paper:
Historically, periods of high indebtedness have been associated with a rising incidence of default or restructuring of public and private debts. A subtle type of debt restructuring takes the form of ‘financial repression.’ Financial repression includes directed lending to government by captive domestic audiences (such as pension funds), explicit or implicit caps on interest rates, regulation of cross-border capital movements, and (generally) a tighter connection between government and banks.
Yes, your retirement account is now a “captive domestic audience.” Are you ready to “lend” it to the government? “Directed” means “compulsory” in the above statement, and you may not have a choice if “regulation of cross-border capital movements”—capital controls—are instituted.
5: The Eurozone Sanctions Money-Grabs
Germany’s Bundesbank weighed in on this subject last January:
“Countries about to go bankrupt should draw on the private wealth of their citizens through a one-off capital levy before asking other states for help.”
The context here is that of Germans not wanting to have to pay for the mistakes of Italians, Greeks, Cypriots, or whatnot. Fair enough, but the “capital levy” prescription is still a confiscation of funds from individuals’ banks or brokerage accounts.
Here’s another statement that sent shivers down my spine:
A capital levy corresponds to the principle of national responsibility, according to which tax payers are responsible for their government’s obligations before solidarity of other states is required.
The central bank of the strongest economy in the European Union has explicitly stated that you are responsible for your country’s fiscal obligations—and would be even if you voted against them! No matter how financially reckless politicians have been, it is your duty to meet your country’s financial needs.
This view effectively nullifies all objections. It’s a clear warning.
And it’s not just the Germans. On February 12, 2014, Reuters reported on an EU commission document that states:
The savings of the European Union’s 500 million citizens could be used to fund long-term investments to boost the economy and help plug the gap left by banks since the financial crisis.
Reuters reported that the Commission plans to request a draft law, “to mobilize more personal pension savings for long-term financing.”
EU officials are explicitly telling us that the pensions and savings of its citizens are fair game to meet the union’s financial needs. If you live in Europe, the writing is on the wall.
Actually, it’s already under way… Reuters recently reported that Spain has
…introduced a blanket taxation rate of .03% on all bank account deposits, in a move aimed at… generating revenues for the country’s cash-strapped autonomous communities.
The regulation, which could bring around 400 million euros ($546 million) to the state coffers based on total deposits worth 1.4 trillion euros, had been tipped as a possible sweetener for the regions days after tough deficit limits for this year and next were set by the central government.
Some may counter that since Spain has relatively low tax rates and the bail-in rate is small, this development is no big deal. I disagree: it establishes the principle, sets the precedent, and opens the door for other countries to pursue similar policies.
6: Canada Jumps on the Confiscation Bandwagon
You may recall this text from last year’s budget in Canada:
“The Government proposes to implement a bail-in regime for systemically important banks.”
A bail-in is what they call it when a government takes depositors’ money to plug a bank’s financial holes—just as was done in Cyprus last year.
This regime will be designed to ensure that, in the unlikely event a systemically important bank depletes its capital, the bank can be recapitalized and returned to viability through the very rapid conversion of certain bank liabilities into regulatory capital.
What’s a “bank liability”? Your deposits. How quickly could they do such a thing? They just told us: fast enough that you won’t have time to react.
By the way, the Canadian bail-in was approved on a national level just one week after the final decision was made for the Cyprus bail-in.
Have you considered why the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act was passed into law? It was supposed to crack down on tax evaders and collect unpaid tax revenue. However, it’s estimated that it will only generate $8.7 billion over 10 years, which equates to 0.18% of the current budget deficit. And that’s based on rosy government projections.
FATCA was snuck into the HIRE Act of 2010, with little notice or discussion. Since the law will raise negligible revenue, I think something else must be going on here. If you ask me, it’s about control.
In my opinion, the goal of FATCA is to keep US savers trapped in US banks and in the US dollar, in case the US wants to implement a Cyprus-like bail-in. Given the debt load in the US and given statements made by government officials, this seems like a reasonable conclusion to draw.
This is why I think that the institution of capital controls is a “when” question, not an “if” one. The momentum is clearly gaining steam for some form of capital controls being instituted in the near future. If you don’t internationalize, you must accept the risk that your assets will be confiscated, taxed, regulated, and/or inflated away.
What to Expect Going Forward
- First, any announcement will probably not use the words “capital controls.”It will be couched positively, for the “greater good,” and words like “patriotic duty” will likely feature prominently in mainstream press and government press releases. If you try to transfer assets outside your country, you could be branded as a traitor or an enemy of the state, even among some in your own social circles.
- Controls will likely occur suddenly and with no warning. When did Cyprus implement their bail-in scheme? On a Friday night after banks were closed. By the way, prior to the bail-in, citizens were told the Cypriot banks had “government guarantees” and were “well-regulated.” Those assurances were nothing but a cruel joke when lightning-fast confiscation was enacted.
- Restrictions could last a long time. While many capital controls have been lifted in Cyprus, money transfers outside the country still require approval from the Central Bank—over a year after the bail-in.
- They’ll probably be retroactive.Actually, remove the word “probably.” Plenty of laws in response to prior financial crises have been enacted retroactively. Any new fiscal or monetary emergency would provide easy justification to do so again. If capital controls or savings confiscations were instituted later this year, for example, they would likely be retroactive to January 1. For those who have not yet taken action, it could already be too late.
- Social environment will be chaotic.If capital controls are instituted, it will be because we’re in some kind of economic crisis, which implies the social atmosphere will be rocky and perhaps even dangerous. We shouldn’t be surprised to see riots, as there would be great uncertainty and fear. That’s dangerous in its own right, but it’s also not the kind of environment in which to begin making arrangements.
- Ban vs. levy. Imposing capital controls is a risky move for a government to make; even the most reckless politicians understand this. That won’t stop them, but it could make them act more subtly. For instance, they might not impose actual bans on moving money across borders, but instead place a levy on doing so. Say, a 50% levy? That would “encourage” funds to remain inside a given country. Why not 100%? You could be permitted to transfer $10,000 outside the country—but if the fee for doing so is $10,000, few will do it. Such verbal games allow politicians to claim they have not enacted capital controls and yet achieve the same effect. There are plenty of historical examples of countries doing this very thin
Keep in mind: Who will you complain to? If the government takes a portion of your assets, legally, who will you sue? You will have no recourse. And don’t expect anyone below your tax bracket to feel sorry for you.
POLICY CONTROLS (Monetary, Fiscal, Public & Tax Policy)
- January 2015 Financial Repression – New IMF Paper on The Liquidation of Government Debt New IMF paper by Carmen Reinhart & M. Belen Sbrancia .. presents how public debt is often reduced through the use of financial repression – a tax on bondholders & savers via negative or below market real interest rates .. from abstract:High public debt often produces the drama of default and restructuring. But debt is also reduced through financial repression, a tax on bondholders and savers via negative or below-market real interest rates. After WWII, capital controls and regulatory restrictions created a captive audience for government debt .. Financial repression is most successful in liquidating debt when accompanied by inflation. For the advanced economies, real interest rates were ne gative ½ of the time during 1945–1980. Average annual interest expense savings for a 12—country sample range from about 1 to 5% of GDP for the full 1945–1980 period. We suggest that, once again, financial repression may be part of the toolkit deployed to cope with the most recent surge in public debt in advanced economies.”
- October 2014 – Financial Repression is Very Low Interest Rates for a Very Long Time The 16th annual Geneva Report by the International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies & written by senior economists including 3 former senior central bankers, predicts interest rates across the world will have to stay low for a “very, very long” time to enable households, companies, & governments to service their debts and avoid another crash .. The report’s authors expect interest rates to stay lower than market expectations because the rise in debt means that borrowers would be unable to withstand faster rate rises .. “Global debt-to-GDP is still growing, breaking new highs .. At the same time, in a poisonous combination, world growth and inflation are also lower than previously expected, also – though not only – as a legacy of the past crisis. Deleveraging and slower nominal growth are in many cases interacting in a vicious loop, with the latter making the deleveraging process harder and the former exacerbating the economic slowdown. Moreover, the global capacity to take on debt has been reduced through the combination of slower expansion in real output and lower inflation.”
- October 2014 – Financial Repression is the likely approach for Governments to pay down debt Great insightful article on financial repression by Daniel Amerman .. questions how the U.S. federal government can pay down its enormous debt .. sees 4 primary options that the government can take: 1) Decades of austerity with higher taxes and lower government spending. 2) Defaulting on government debts. 3) Inflating away the value of the debt through rapidly slashing the value of the currency. 4) Using “Financial Repression”, a process that is complex enough that the average voter never understands how it works, thus allowing governments to use this potent but subtle method of taking vast sums of private wealth, year after year, decade after decade, with almost no political consequences. The essay reminds readers the 4th option is the likely approach, points out the world took this approach in the 1940s through the 1970s to pay down government debt .. “Because of the sheer size of the problem – most of the population must be made to participate, year after year. Financial Repression therefore uses an assortment of carrots and sticks to ensure that investors have little choice but to participate – on a playing field that has been rigged against them as a matter of design – even if they are among the small minority who are aware of what is being done to them.”The essay covers 4 areas of financial repression: 1) Inflation (Shearing #1) 2) Negative Real Interest Rates (Shearing #2) 3) Funding By Financial Institutions (Fence #1). 4) Capital Controls (Fence #2).
- September 2014 – Governments Implementing Financial Repression International Man article on how western world indebted governments need money, how they will protect the big banks at the expense of the citizens with financial repression .. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) published a horrifying paper, called The Fund’s Lending Framework and Sovereign Debt. That paper in turn was based on one from December 2013, called Financial and Sovereign Debt Crises: Some Lessons Learned and Those Forgotten .. The December 2013 document, right at the start, says that financial repression is necessary: “The claim is that advanced countries do not need to resort to the standard toolkit of emerging markets, including debt restructurings and conversions, higher inflation, capital controls and other forms of financial repression .. As we document, this claim is at odds with the historical track record of most advanced economies, where debt restructuring or conversions, financial repression, and a tolerance for higher inflation, or a combination of these were an integral part of the resolution of significant past debt overhangs.” .. The IMF report goes on to say: “Governments can stuff debt into local pension funds and insurance companies, forcing them through regulation to accept far lower rates of return than they might otherwise demand .. Domestic defaults, restructurings, or conversions are particularly difficult to document and can sometimes be disguised as ‘voluntary’ .. The Fund would be able to provide exceptional access on the basis of a debt operation that involves an extension of maturities .. That means that 30-day notes can be instantly turned into 30-year bonds.” – this last sentence means the ability to change 30-day notes into 30-year bonds, effectively holding the money captive for a much longer period of time
- Monetary Policy & Financial Repression in Britain, 1951 – 59 New book coming out by William Allen on Monetary Policy and Financial Repression in Britain, 1951 – 59 .. this book explores the politics of formulating monetary policy in the 1950s, the tools implementing it & discusses the parallels between the present monetary policy & that of 1951 .. “Drawing on official archives, this study describes how monetary policy was decided on, implemented and communicated at a time when the government was struggling with massive post-war debts while maintaining welfare and military spending and cutting taxes. It discusses the roles of the Governor of the Bank of England, Cameron Cobbold, and of successive Chancellors R.A. Butler, Harold Macmillan, Peter Thorneycroft and Derick Heathcoat Amory, and Macmillan’s continued dominance of monetary policy after he became Prime Minister. It explains the intimate relationships between monetary policy, government debt management and fiscal policy, and the use of ‘financial repression’.”
- Low Interest Rates & Inflation To Address Financial Repression Article points out the worse things get on the European financial/economic crisis, the more pressure there is on the European Central Bank (ECB) to print money – stocks will likely go up as this happens on the anticipation that the ECB will given in & start money printing .. “The ECB would print money and use it to buy eurozone government bonds, in order to prop up the region’s banking sector, and to encourage more risk-taking by lenders and investors. Of course, any hint of more money-printing always cheers the market, and European stocks reacted well to the news.” .. the article points to how U.S. & UK stocks have similarly reacted positively on all the money printing .. whether all this money is good for the economy or whether it even benefits the economy in any positive way is another question .. the article emphasizes the approach of financial repression taken by the U.S. & UK in keeping interest rates down & allowing inflation to rise in order to pay off some government debt via inflation, rather than by defaulting or cutting back spending .. most western world governments are in this bind, so that “we could see interest rates staying lower than markets expect for some time. And in the longer run, we could see a lot more inflation than we’ve been used to as well” .. in terms of investing, the article suggests sticking with countries that are looking to do more money printing & that have relatively inexpensive stock markets, such as Europe or Japan.
- This Is Going To Destabilize The Entire World Financial System Ronald-Peter Stoferle, Incrementum AG “Bond prices in practically all industrialized nations are near all-time highs. Never before have interest rates been this low on a global basis. If one examines these events more closely, it becomes clear that the underlying problems cannot be solved by global zero interest rate policy, but that the natural selection process of the market is instead being undermined .. Interest rates are the heart, soul and life of the free enterprise system .. This truth is however veiled and distorted at the moment. Governments, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and consumers that are acting in an uneconomic manner are thus kept artificially afloat. As a result, instead of them being punished for their errors, these errors are perpetuated. Protraction of this process of selection leads to a structural weakening of the economy, and a concomitant increase in the system’s fragility .. Declining interest rate levels make a gradual increase in public indebtedness possible, while the interest burden (as a share of government spending) does not grow .. Without negative real interest rates, the steadily growing mountains of debt would long ago have ceased to be sustainable. Central banks are increasingly prisoners of the policy of over-indebtedness .. Central banks and governments are currently trying to create an increase in prosperity out of nothing. Such a monetary perpetuum mobile would be quite desirable for humankind, however, historically such attempts have at best led to a brief sugar high followed by a major hangover.
- Alasdair Macleod On The Markets: Keep Calm & Carry On “Investment is now all about the trend and little else. You never have to value anything properly any more: just measure confidence. This approach to investing resonates with post-Keynesian economics and government planning. The expectations of the crowd, or its animal spirits, are now there to be managed. No longer is there the seemingly irrational behaviour of unfettered markets dominated by independent thinkers. Forward guidance is just the latest manifestation of this policy. It represents the triumph of economic management over the markets .. Doubtless there is a growing band of central bankers who believe that with this control they have finally discovered Keynes’s Holy Grail: the euthanasia of the rentier and his replacement by the state as the primary source of business capital. This being the case, last month’s dip in the markets will turn out to be just that, because intervention will simply continue and if necessary be ramped up .. But in the process, all market risk is being transferred from bonds, equities and all other financial assets into currencies themselves; and it is the outcome of their purchasing power that will prove to be the final judgement in the debate of markets versus economic planning.”
- The Fed’s Financial Repression At Work: How Big Blue Was Turned Into A Wall Street Slush Fund David Stockman – “IBM is a poster child for the ill-effects of the Fed’s financial repression. In effect, the Fed’s zero interest rate policies are telling big companies to issue truckloads of debt and use the proceeds to buyback shares hand-over-fist. That way fast money speculators on Wall Street are appeased by the resulting share price lift, and top executives collect bigger winnings on their stock options.”
- Time For Regime Change At The Eccles Building: Interest Rate Pegging Is Destroying Capitalism 07-13-14 David Stockman
- BoJ To Engage In ‘Financial Repression'; We Stay Long USD/JPY – BNPP 07-11-14 eFX News “Japan now has one of the highest inflation rates in the G10. Our economists expect the BoJ to engage in ‘financial repression’ to restrain the rise in JGB yields that results from Japan’s fiscal dynamics,” BNPP says as a rationale behind this view. “A larger overshoot in Japan’s inflation rate would also see the yen weaken. If inflation gets out of hand, we could, our economists suggest, see an ‘operation twist’ policy in Japan – similar to that witnessed in the US. This would entail aggressive purchases of JGBs coupled with interest rate hikes to stave off inflation. The resultant inversion in the yield curve, along with the upside shock to inflation, is a risk scenario for Japan and the ensuing adverse growth-inflation paradigm would necessarily entail a weaker yen,” BNPP argues. “In addition, a re-allocation in the government pension investment fund (GPIF) and a likely pick-up in Japanese outflows will mean JPY weakens,” BNPP adds.
- Expropriation Is Back – Is Christine Lagarde The Most Dangerous Woman In The World? Zero Hedge
- Norway Sovereign Wealth Fund Unveils “New Strategy” – Buy 5% Of Every European Stock 06-24-14
- Boston Consulting Group Study September 2011
- Financial and Sovereign Debt Crises: Some Lessons Learned and Those Forgotten - December 2013 IMF
- Extending Maturities on Bonds - 05-22-14 IMF
MyRA – More About Getting Votes Than Helping Middle Class
The Three Stooges Debunk myRA – Zero Hedge
The MyRA Propaganda Begins A Start To A Secure Retirement Promises Treasury Secretary
Obama To Unveil Treasury IRAs, Or Planning For A Post-Monetization World
The Next Shoe To Drop On Your Retirement Account
Default, Deflation and Financial Repression
ECB Seriously Considering Negative Interest Rates; New Central Bank Mottos
First It Was Bail-Ins And Now EU Sees “Personal Pension Savings” As “Plug” For Banks
Furious Backlash Forces HSBC To Scrap Large Cash Withdrawal Limit
We Are From The Government And We Are Here To Offer You A No Risk, Guaranteed Return Investment Product
Theft Is Deflationary – Especially The Crony-CapitalistState Kind
When Saving Interest Rates Go Negative
REGULATORY CONTROLS & ENFORCEMENT
- U.S. Pushing Banks On Dodd-Frank Act To Make It Easier For Government To FREEZE YOUR MONEY – Financial Repression Via Regulations “The U.S. wants big banks to simplify their Dodd-Frank Act resolution plans so it’s easier for government to freeze your money.” .. Bloomberg reports on the progress made by Wall Street banks developing their “living wills” as part of the Dodd-Frank Act legislation attempting to minimize “too big to fail” banks .. Bloomberg: “The Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. told 11 of the largest U.S. and foreign banks, including JP Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), that they botched their so-called living wills. The agencies ordered the banks to simplify their legal structures and revise some practices to make sure they can collapse without damaging the wider financial system.” Jim Rickards:
- Fischer worries about macroprudential policy- 07-10-14 FT Mr Fischer’s most interesting remarks relate to his experience with macroprudential policy in Israel. Israel’s bank supervisor used a range of tools to restrict mortgage lending and try to avert a housing bubble. Mr Fischer draws three lessons:
- Prohibiting Banks From Paying Interest On Demand Deposits Regulation Q
- Basel Accord II and III – 05-16-14 Cliff Küle
PUBLIC & PRIVATE PRESSURES & PENALTIES
Charting The Death Of The Saver
Placing the Government Debt on the back off Savers & Pensioners
(ie the 75M Baby Boomers About to Retire)
February 24th, 2015 by olddog
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
By Simon Black
February 23, 2015
In 1494, a 47-year old Franciscan friar named Luca Pacioli invented something that was revolutionary.
Pacioli was, in fact, a friend and contemporary of Leonardo da Vinci, and the two collaborated frequently.
So you’re probably guessing that Pacioli was a co-designer in Leonardo’s famed flying machine, or a new architectural technique.
On the contrary.
Pacioli’s invention was the double-entry accounting system; in fact he’s known by bean counters today as the father of accounting.
This was a major and much needed innovation at the time.
In the 15th century, Italy was dominating global trade and commerce.
Yet unlike in the centuries before where merchants were primarily transporters and traders of exotic goods, 15th century merchants had essentially become proto-bankers whose primary business was extending and trading credit.
This was a major change in the way that business was done, and it absolutely demanded a new way to keep track of it all.
That’s exactly what Pacioli invented. And his system of accounting is still being used today, over 500 years later.
This was a seminal moment in business history—the near simultaneous birth and convergence of credit-based money, banking, and accounting that would eventually become the global financial system.
It revolutionized everything.
Back then, just as today, few people really understood it. And those who did were often clever enough to find loopholes in the system to hide their fraud. Especially banks.
There are some really stunning (and sometimes hilarious) examples of early banks who learned how to cook their books and misstate their capital using Pacioli’s system.
Curiously very little has changed. Banks still use accounting tricks to hide their true condition.
Bloomberg showcased one such technique last year, exposing the way that many US banks are rebooking their assets from “available for sale (AFS)” to the “held-to-maturity (HTM)” designation.
This is a very subtle move that means nothing to most people.
But to banks, it’s a highly effective way of concealing losses they’ve suffered in their investment portfolios.
Banks ordinarily buy bonds and other securities with the purpose of generating a return on that money until they have to, you know, give it back to their depositors.
That’s why they’re called “available for sale,” because the bank has to sell these assets to pay their depositors back.
But here’s the problem—many of these investments have either lost money, or they soon will be. And banks don’t want to disclose those losses.
So instead, they simply redesignate assets as HTM.
It’s like saying “I don’t care that these bonds aren’t worth as much money as when I bought them because I intend to hold them forever.”
Thing is, this simply isn’t true. Banks don’t have the luxury of holding some government bond for the next 30-years.
This is money they might have to repay their customers tomorrow, which makes the entire charade intellectually dishonest.
That doesn’t stop them.
JP Morgan alone boosted its HTM mortgage bonds from less than $10 million to nearly $17 billion (1700x higher) in just one year. This is a huge shift.
Nearly every big bank is doing this, and is doing it deliberately. This is no accident. And there’s only one reason to do it—to use accounting minutia to conceal losses.
But the accounting tricks don’t stop there. And in many cases they’re fueled by the government.
One recent example is how federal regulators created a new ‘rule’ which allows banks to consciously reduce the risk-weighting it assigns its assets.
The Federal Financial Institution Examination Council recently told banks that, “if a particular asset . . . has features that could place it in more than one risk category, it is assigned to the category that has the lowest risk weight.”
This gives banks extraordinary latitude to underreport the risk levels of their investments.
Bankers can now arbitrarily decide that a risky asset ‘has features’ of a lower risk asset, and thus they can completely misrepresent their investments.
Bottom line, it’s becoming extremely difficult to have confidence in western banks’ financial health.
They employ every trick in the book to overstate their capital ratios and understate their risk levels.
This, backed by a central bank that is borderline insolvent and a federal government that is entirely insolvent.
It certainly begs the question—is it really worth keeping 100% of your savings in this system?
I would respectfully suggest finding a new home for at least a portion of your savings.
After all, it’s 2015. You no longer need to bank in the same place as you live and work.
It’s possible to establish an account offshore—at a safe, stable, well-capitalized bank overseas in a country with no debt.
You might even find that the bank will pay you a reasonable interest rate that actually exceeds inflation (shocking!).
And in many cases you may be able to do all of this without leaving your living room.
It’s hard to imagine anyone would be worse off.
February 23rd, 2015 by olddog
By Dave Hodges
Our Congress has an all-time low 9% approval rating, and Obama’s overall popularity is in the toilet. It has been 12 years since I declared war upon the central bankers when they tried to steal my property and that of 300 of my neighbors without one dime being paid in compensation.
In that time, I have watched and written about how 13 million homes have been illegally stolen by the MERS mortgage fraud. In Congressional hearings, we have all seen how the IRS harasses and intimidates thousands of enemies of Obama (i.e. the Tea Party) as well as AP reporters who do not report the news in a manner pleasing to the President. The American people have permitted the passage of the NDAA which allows government the right to secretly arrest people without due process of law and hold them indefinitely. We barely notice as Obama declared himself to be “King” as he passed Executive Order 13603 in which he can take everything you own as well as your freedom at the mere whim of this President. In today’s militarized society, people have an 8 times greater chance of mistakenly being killed by their local police than being killed by a terrorist and on ans on it goes as nobody does anything about it.
Even Most of the Awake Act Like Sheep
I have watched millions of our fellow countrymen show evidence that they are in various stages of waking up to the bankster inspired tyranny that is attacking every facet of our lives. The Independent Media has done a marvelous job of reaching the masses despite being ridiculed and shut out of the mainstreammedia. The Independent Media is being so effective that Congress has attempted, on several occasions, to declare us to “not be journalists” (e.g. courtesy of Dianne Feinstein and John McCain) in several bills that have narrowly failed in Congress.
It is my considered opinion that we have awakened enough people who are collectively capable of making substantial and fundamental differences. This begs the obvious question, then why don’t we see a massive uprising against the central bankers and their institutions of control? There is no simple answer which will explain all the fence-sitting we are witnessing in the country today. However, there is one social-psychological factor which explains why the majority of the people who are awake to the present level of tyranny are not sufficiently motivated to act and that factor is called bystander apathy.
The term bystander apathy (i.e. fence sitting) refers to the phenomenon in which the greater the number of people present, the less likely people are to help a person in distress. When an emergency situation occurs, observers are more likely to take action if there are few or no other witnesses.
The most frequently cited example of the bystander effect in introductory psychology textbooks is the brutal murder of a young woman named Catherine “Kitty” Genovese. On Friday, March 13, 1964, the 28-year-old Genovese was returning home from work. While Genvovese approached her apartment entrance, she was attacked and repeatedly stabbed by a man later identified as Winston Moseley.
Despite Genovese’s repeated calls for help, none of the dozen people in the nearby apartment building who heard her cries called the police. The attack first began at 3:20 AM, but it was not until 3:50 AM that someone first contacted police. Genovese’s death was preventable and the failure of her neighbors to report the crime in progress, brought the social-psychology term, bystander apathy, into the national discussion about people’s unwillingness to act in an emergency situation.
There are two major factors that contribute to bystander apathy. First, the presence of other people creates a diffusion of responsibility. Because there are other observers, individuals do not feel as much pressure to take action, since the responsibility to take action is thought to be shared among all of those present. Generally speaking, the greater the number of people which are present in an emergency, the less likely people are to take action.
The implication of Bystander Apathy would strongly suggest that the more people that are awakened by the Independent Media, the less likely individuals are going to act in defense of life of and liberty against the encroaching bankster tyranny.
The second reason that people refuse to get involved is due to the the need to behave in correct and socially acceptable ways. When other observers fail to react, individuals often take this as a signal that a response is not needed or not appropriate. Other researchers have found that onlookers are less likely to intervene if the situation is ambiguous. In the case of Genovese, most of the 38 witnesses reported that they believed that they were witnessing a “lover’s quarrel,” and did not realize that the young woman was actually being murdered. That is like saying the Nazis were only taking the Jews for a weekend holiday and it was all for their own good.
Bystander Apathy Is Synonymous With National Suicide
I spoke on the phone with researcher, Deborah Tavares a few nights ago and she informed me that people are already being disappeared off the street, presumably under the NDAA. People are being incarcerated and forcibly medicated against their will. Yet, beyond a few people such as Deborah Tavares, nobody is saying anything about this phenomenon. Deborah will be my guest on my radio show on March 1, 2015 from 9-11pm Central.
One year ago today on February 22, 2014, I revealed the existence of a classified Army document which has been leaked online, entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations (PDF). The document was originally to be kept secret, but everyone in the military command structure, as far as we know, is not on board with the encroaching tyranny sweeping across this country. Yet, one year later, nobody has done anything about this threat to American civil liberties.
Straight from the Internment/Resettlement article (12 February 2010 FM 3-39.40 1-5) it states the following:
“…I/R operations may place Soldiers in continuous contact with or near insurgents, terrorists, or criminals who will exploit every opportunity to escape and kill or injure U.S. personnel or multinational partners“.
Speaking of our “Multinational partners”, there are Russian troops training on our soil, along with other UN “Peacekeeping” troops. The above excerpt and the following paragraphs will make it clear regarding the INTENT to use “multinational partners” to round up and detain American citizens.
Russian troops allowed into the previously conducted Grid EX II simulated EMP attack drill? Russian troops have also been used to police major events on American soil. This is martial law desensitization training in which the Russians are trained to interact with American citizens. Also, FEMA signed a bilateral agreement with the Russian military to permit a minimum of 15,000 Russian soldiers to train on American soil and this was at a time when both Russia and China threatened to nuke the United States if we dared to invade Syria or Iran in the Fall of 2013.
The following is a quote from the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry:
“The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry and the USA Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are going to exchange experts during joint rescue operations in major disasters. This is provided by a protocol of the fourth meeting of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission Working Group on Emergency Situations and seventeenth meeting of Joint U.S.-Russia Cooperation Committee on Emergency Situations, which took place in Washington on 25 June 2013.
The document provides for expert cooperation in disaster response operations and to study the latest practices. In addition, the parties approved of U.S.-Russian cooperation in this field in 2013-2014, which envisages exchange of experience including in monitoring and forecasting emergency situations, training of rescuers, development of mine-rescuing and provision of security at mass events.”
Russian defectors have long warned the United States about a multi-generational plot to conquer the United States from within. We know that former communist inspired Weathermen Underground leader, Bill Ayers, launched Obama’s political career from his Chicago home. Domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers, still visits the White House.
Despite the public availability to this frightening information, the American sheep and even those that are awake are not even discussing these event, much less doing anything about it.
Martin Niemöller, a prominent Protestant pastor who opposed the Nazi regime. He spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. Germany, 1937.
It is not difficult to conclude that America is going to continue to fade into the annals of history without so much as a collective whimper. Spare me the “300 hundred million handguns bravado”. Where are they?
When I grew up learning about the Holocaust and read Martin Niemöller’s quote, I never realized that I would someday be living the essence of his quote in modern day America.
February 21st, 2015 by olddog
By Chelene Nightingale
Capitalism is evil??? Well, from a communist’s perspective! In light of the recent elections in Greece, the Ferguson-inspired riots in America, and increasing minimum wage discussions, communism has dominated news headlines. Since America’s existence, the country has enjoyed leading the world in economic prosperity, while ranking at the top, or near the top, of the freedom index. The United States has been the beacon of light for millions of immigrants escaping their homeland oppression. So the perplexing question is…why do communists despise ‘capitalism’?
Recently a self-proclaimed communist tweeted me a message asking why I liked the Constitution and Capitalism? I simply tweeted back, “freedom and liberty”. Not satisfied with my reply, he continued to barrage me with a series of tweets in an attempt to ‘change my view’. Unfortunately for his time, he only confirmed my resolve to defend a Free Republic. However I did observe his only argument for collectivism, “workers earn more money and the elite are ‘forced’ to give”. So is his point regarding communist workers earning more money true? First, one must understand that communism is both an economic and ideological system for which all citizens are supposed to be considered equal in most areas including wages. In Communist China the average wage per day (in US dollars) is $15 with an annual minimum wage of $2,472 ; ; ; Cuba’s average income is $20 per month with an annual minimum wage of $108; limited data for North Korea states the average income is $1 per day; and the average Russian income seems to average approximately $250 per month with an annual minimum wage of $2,161. In stark contrast, the United State’s average annual income, according to the latest Census, is $51, 371 with an annual minimum wage of $15, 080. Furthermore, when you examine the freedom index, America is ranked 12th proving the country ranks strong in both dollar and cost of living compared to the majority of countries around the world.
Many collectivist essays online want everyone to believe that communism wipes out poverty, but if this was true, why the real life stories and news from people in communist/socialist / Marxist countries crying out for help to end poverty? Why the mass border invasion into America from socialist countries like Mexico and South America? In fact is it not the communists shouting at Americans wanting secure borders that the “undocumented workers” are only coming here for a better life? If the socialist-communist economic system was “better” than would it not be Americans illegally crossing into the border of Mexico instead? What exactly am I missing because their reasoning makes zero sense to me?
Well the communist tweeter also claimed that under communism, the wealthy are “forced” to give. Personally, I rebel against force! And frankly is it really “giving” with a generous heart under duress? Moreover according to the latest World Charity Index, the CAPITALIST-leaning countries the United States and Myanmar tie for first place of most charitable! Intriguing considering Communist China is home to the most billionaires in the world. Therefore, based on the communist philosophy, China should have topped the world’s “charity” list. Wait! How can a communist country be host to both the most billionaires and oppression? How does this fit into the definition of communism? Google and you will find nervous collectivists attempting to claim China has become a crony-capitalist country. “They have eyes but cannot see…..”
The brilliant author of “Atlas Shrugged” (on every capitalist’s bookshelf), Ayn Rand, lived under both a communist system and a capitalist system. She admitted that capitalism was not perfect, but it was less evil than communism. Besides writing about John Galt, she also declared the following, “Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off” From Thomas Jefferson to Ronald Reagan, many have shared Ms. Rand’s exact sentiment. Confirming this idea, F.A. Hayek warned in his enlightening book, “The Road to Serfdom”, .“It is true that the virtues which are less esteemed and practiced now–independence, self-reliance, and the willingness to bear risks, the readiness to back one’s own conviction against a majority, and the willingness to voluntary cooperation with one’s neighbors–are essentially those on which an individualist society rests. Collectivism has nothing to put in their place, and in so far as it already has destroyed then it has left a void filled by nothing but the demand for obedience and the compulsion of the individual to what is collectively decided to be good.”
Thus the only two “points” attempted by the annoying communist tweeter are completely debunked by actual facts, examples, and statistics. Despite the debunking, Rasmussen revealed in a poll that 11% of Americans preferred communism. Since the poll is now 4 years old, my guess is that the number may now be within the 15-20% range. However the poll proves that the February 16th, 2009 Newsweek cover was mere propaganda with their headline “We Are All Socialists Now”. The article certainly read like a “sales pitch” towards a socialist United States. As a matter of fact the magazine’s editor Jon Meacham wrote, “Whether we want to admit it or not the America of 2009 is moving toward a modern European state.” And in stark contrast to former President Ronald Reagan’s warning that “government was the problem”, the European Newsweek editor Michael Freedman penned, “…….government can actually be a part of the solution.”
How can government be an economic solution while possessing an over $18 trillion debt? In point of fact the United States projected debt by the end of 2015 is $21.694 trillion!! Coinciding with the debt of the country, citizens are experiencing historic high personal debt, unemployment and underemployment rates which are all contributing factors in the diminishing of the middle class. . Further disconcerting statistics show more than 46 million people in the third most populated country in the world is dependent upon food stamps. In fact, federal data released less than a month ago reveals one in five children in the nation relying on food benefits to eat.. Nevertheless, last year congress approved a bill, signed into law by Obama, to reduce the food stamp benefits by $8.7 billion over the next decade. Yet collectivists demand bigger government as a solution for the poor and disadvantaged. But if this ideology was accurate, then the high-tax, large bureaucratic state of California would not cause the mass exodus into the lower-tax, smaller government state of Texas. Concurrently the Lone Star State enjoys ranking high on the most recent Mercatus Center-George Mason University Freedom List while the former Golden State ranks near last due to restrictive policies.
Frankly since all statistics prove individuals are freer and wealthier in a free market, limited government system, I agree with an archived article at http://www.mises.org regarding people still attracted to statism being due to issues involving personal accountability. The author of the article, Luca Ferrini, brilliantly wrote the following synopsis:
“……. some people, by virtue of having been socialized under statist conditions, are not attracted to the responsibility that comes with the idea of freedom.
To believe in private property rights and a free society means to make a great call for responsibility: what society should do should be done by you, or by others in cooperation with you, but not by the collective. The obligation falls on individuals, and everyone is made responsible for his actions. If you make a mistake, you pay. If you succeed, you get the benefit and are free to choose what to do with it.
In contrast, the enlargement of the state always means an attack on responsibility. Under a communist regime, self-responsibility is eliminated. The more a government intrudes into citizens’ lives, the less people feel a sense of responsibility for their actions. Bureaucrats do not typically have full responsibility for their actions. Politicians, central bankers, and judges do not pay for their mistakes. They experience a kind of immunity from bearing blame for the consequences of their actions during the time they are in power.”
Statist leaders tend to impose “cult of personalities” and God-complexes believing that only they can take care of you and unfortunately too many follow due to “self-responsibility” and state-controlled propaganda which starts in their public “education” programs and continues via ‘media’ and arts & entertainment.
The truth is there is ONLY one God! Fortunately in Communist China, Christianity is growing at an extremely rapid pace with experts citing the country will be the leading Christian nation in the world within the next 15 years. Naturally President Xi Jinping is cracking down with increased police state actions and persecutions against these believers. Collectivist rulers are threatened by Christians due to the “freedom” one feels with enjoying a personal relationship with Christ. Christians do not need anyone to “take care of their lives” as we believe in personal accountability for our actions. Since a very centralized government is in control in China, it could take several years before the world sees any political changes, however just like Christianity affected Roman politics during the early days, the Chinese government will most likely one day reflect the faith of the majority.
In contrast as government is growing in America, Christianity is rapidly declining. Perhaps the statistics are appealing to the growing number of non-believers in the United States, however this should alarm every liberty-loving individual regardless of belief system since historically freedom coincides with a society’s morality. In fact 19th Century-French classical liberal author and economist, Frederic Bastiat noted in his enlightening book “The Law”:
“Life, faculties, production — in other words, individuality, liberty, property — this is man. And in spite of the cunning of artful political leaders, these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.”
More concisely Founding Father and America’s second president, John Adams stated in a 1798 speech, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
The vibrant, rich history and attraction of the United States over other countries is simply due to the Republican form of government and free market system created nearly 250 years ago. However statists hate America and the associated values of the once great Free Republic, thus the current resident presiding in the Oval Office campaigned with the promise to “fundamentally transform” the country and an ill-informed people elected for this radical departure from a constitutional foundation. Bastiat also composed the following in his book, “The law has been perverted under the influence of two very different causes: unintelligent selfishness and false philanthropy.”
During his “hope and change” campaign, on June 28, 2006, Barrack Obama clearly stated the following words, “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation…..” Accidentally omitting words or not, his declaration accompanies the disturbing political reconstruction of the USA today. Intelligently Bastiat also composed the following accurate observation, “The law has been perverted under the influence of two very different causes: unintelligent selfishness and false philanthropy.” which plagues America today.
Scripture warns us about an oppressive ‘one world order’, however believers and non-believers alike may not be aware of Albert Pike or his eerie plans for the world inked in his infamous 1871 “Three World War Letters”. His ultimate goal for the world was to fully embrace Lucifer and in order for this to be fully implemented the Illuminati must empower communism while destroying all religions via allowing the dominance of Islam in order to weaken Christianity. Is it possible that former President George H.W. Bush agreed to these plans which is why he stated in a 1990 speech the words, “Welcome to the new world order”?
Perhaps the Bush patriarch is ‘secretive’ about his intentions, but Rockefeller patriarch, David certainly was candid on page 405 of his “Memoirs”: “Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
Besides being “proud”, Mr. Rockefeller is also the founder of the Trilateral Commission, director of the “secret cabal”, Bilderbergs, and former director of the Council on Foreign Relations. These secret, elite groups include both prominent republican and democrat world leaders who meet to discuss and implement world policies. Whistleblowers have confirmed that the Bilderberg attendees were responsible for the foundation of the European Union.
If these world leaders are following the blueprint Pike set forth, then those who practice Islam or the political and economic systems of communism and/or socialism are simply pawns being used for the complete fulfillment of the one world order prophesied in the Bible including the descriptiveBook of Revelations, Chapter 13 which includes the following message,
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
One does not need to be a follower of Christ to see the oppression increasing throughout the world. Whether being orchestrated by the Illuminati or not, the times are definitely ‘a-changing” towards bigger government and less virtue.
Recently I watched the excellent and moving film “American Sniper” and was moved by a line which stated there are 3 types of people in the world – wolves, sheepdogs, and sheep. The world leaders meeting behind closed doors for secret meetings are most definitely the wolves, however unfortunately the majority population are sheep following these leaders into their own slaughterhouse.
If capitalism was the ‘evil’ system, Albert Pike would have drafted his plan to include empowering the free market system worldwide. Perhaps capitalism is not perfect, just like imperfect human beings, however like Ms. Rand declared, it is ‘less evil than communism’.
Despite history and statistics, some will always be blind to the truth, however eventually the TRUTH ALWAYS PREVAILS! Let’s pray for all liberty-loving Americans the truth will shine a light sooner than later so all people can be set free!
February 20th, 2015 by olddog
Breitbart News has learned that in 2013 the Obama administration launched an under-the-radar project, ‘Operation Choke Point,‘ which is designed to destroy three sectors of the private lending industry: third party payment processors (“TPPPs”), payday lenders, and online lenders.
Also watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46Am7qFf16c
By Michael Patrick Leahy
The operation is headed by political operatives and career bureaucrats at the Department of Justice, the FDIC, and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”). It appears to be the latest example of the Obama administration’s successful efforts to weaponize the apparatus of the federal government against people and industries it opposes ideologically.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the federal initiative now known as ‘Operation Choke Point’ is an outgrowth of the President’s Financial Fraud Task Force, established by President Obama by Executive Order in 2009. It also appears to have been kicked off in secret by the Department of Justice, FDIC, and the CFPB in early 2013 without the requisite statutory authority. Officials at the Department of Justice have withheld information about the program from Congress, though they have eagerly shared details with federal financial institution examiners authorized to supervise and discipline the nation’s banks and related financial institutions.
On August 22, thirty-one members of Congress sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg , requesting a briefing of Congressional staff members on the project, the details of which were so obscure they did not yet know it had obtained the status of a federal initiative and was called ‘Operation Choke Point.’
In the letter, which was organized by Congressman Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), the members of Congress stated “[i]t has come to our attention that the DOJ and the FDIC are leading a joint effort that according to a DOJ official is intended to ‘change the structures within the financial system…choking [online short term lenders] off from the very air they need to survive.’ “
“We are especially troubled by reports that the DOJ and FDIC are intimidating some community banks and third party payment processors with threats of heightened regulatory scrutiny unless they cease doing business with online lenders,” the letter read. “As a result, many bank and payment processors are terminating relationships with many of their long-term customers who provide underserved consumers with short-term credit options,” it continued.
The members of Congress warned Holder and Gruenberg that these actions were undertaken by their respective agencies without statutory authority. “Your actions to ‘choke off’ short-term lenders by changing the structure of the financial system are outside your congressional mandate,” they wrote. “With the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, Congress acknowledged the need for short-term credit products and did not try to limit online lender’s or storefront operators’ ability to offer such products.”
Congress, they wrote, actually wanted to limit these type of actions.”Dodd-Frank also included a specific provision designed to prohibit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from imposing rate limitations on short-term loans. Neither Dodd-Frank, nor any other legislation passed by Congress, has given the DOJ/FDIC or any other federal agency the authority to ‘take away the very air’ that online lenders ‘need to survive.’ “
The letter closed by requesting a briefing of Congressional staff members on the project by Department of Justice and FDIC officials.
In response to that letter, a Department of Justice official met with Congressional staff members at the Capitol in late September, but refused to answer any questions about the project. Sources with knowledge of the meeting tell Breitbart News that the official also told Congressional staffers that the Department of Justice was under no obligation to tell Congress anything about the program. The official also refused to state her name, which was discovered only after she left her business card on the table as she left the event. Sources tell Breitbart News that the name on the card was Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection Branch Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong.
On Tuesday, Breitbart News contacted Deputy Assistant Attorney General Frimpong to confirm or deny these reports. She responded promptly by email, stating “Thank you for your inquiry. I am referring it to Wyn Hornbuckle, in our Office of Public Affairs. Please follow up with him directly.”
Breitbart News followed up with Mr. Hornbuckle, who acknowledged our inquiry but has not yet provided a response.
Though the Department of Justice official identified by Breitbart News’s sources as Deputy Assistant Attorney General Frimpong refused to provided details of the under-the-radar operation to Congressional staffers, that same week, on September 17, her subordinate, Department of Justice Trial Attorney Joel M. Sweet (an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Philadelphia on detail to the Consumer Protection Branch of the Department of Justice in Washington), was eager to provide specific details of ‘Operation Choke Point‘ to an important meeting of bank examiners held in Northern Virginia and sponsored by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC).
According to the FFIEC’s website, the organization plays a critical role in influencing the behavior of banks and financial institutions around the country:
The Council is a formal interagency body empowered to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms for the federal examination of financial institutions by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and to make recommendations to promote uniformity in the supervision of financial institutions.
Bank examiners are in key positions to influence the conducts of banks and financial institutions through the application of threats and pressure.
In a presentation to that group, Sweet unveiled the new name for the project, ‘Operation Choke Point,’ and outlined the accomplishment over the past several months. Sweet revealed that “important steps forward” included “guidance to banks from FDIC, OCC, and FinCen” as well as “Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force/Consumer Protection Brach efforts to choke-off fraudsters’ access to payment systems.”
Sweet confirmed that the other agencies involved included “DOJ, FTC, FDIC-OIG, USPIS, [and] the FBI.”
Accomplishments of ‘Operation Choke Point’ to date, Sweet told his audience, included “more than 50 subpoenas issued to banks and TPPPs [and] several active criminal and civil investigations.” As a result of this pressure, Sweet stated “banks are self-disclosing problematic TPPP relationships… and terminating TPPP relatonships.”
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News on Monday, Richard Manning, Director of Communications for Americans for Limited Government, criticized the Obama administration’s efforts to destroy the payday loan industry. “Their intent,” Manning said, “is to create a government sanctioned means of driving private industry out of the business of providing payday loans. They’ve never shown a great willingness to be restrained by free market principles over the use of government sanctions.”
Peter Barden of the Online Lenders Association agrees that the Obama administration’s influence on bank regulators has overstepped its legal authority. “It should also send a troubling message to banks that at any point regulators can force them to stop processing legal transactions simply because they don’t like a particular merchant or industry,” hesaid.
Third party payment processors, “TPPPs,” have become so troubled by the Obama administration’s overreach they decided in September to establish their own trade association to fight back.
Marsha Jones, director of the recently formed Third Party Payment Processors Associationtold ISO & Agent Weekly last month that “small businesses often transact through the accounts of third-party processors, and interrupting their payments would damage the economy.”
Jones claims that, due to ‘Operation Choke Point’ “many banks won’t take on such merchants.”
In addition, Jones says that “curbing third-party processors would also harm community banks that are too small to maintain the staffing to take on high-risk clients that third-party processors handle.”
But the Obama administration’s attack on TPPPs and payday loan providers is not limited to providing pressure on bank examiners. Sources tell Breitbart News that a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule designed to crush the payday loan industry is expected to be announced in January.
The abstract of the proposed rule governing Payday Loans and Deposit Advance Products states “[i]n April 2013, the CFPB issued a white paper summarizing the CFPB’s initial findings from its analysis of payday loan and deposit advance products. The white paper, which was based on supervisory data, highlighted a number of consumer protection concerns, including consumers’ “sustained use” of these short-term, high-cost products. The CFPB is considering whether rules governing these products are warranted under CFPB authorities, and if so what types of rules would be appropriate. Rulemaking might include disclosures or address acts or practices in connection with these products.”
At the FDIC, the official in charge of ‘Operation Choke Point’ is Mark Pearce, a highly partisan operative with ties to Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the intellectual force behind the Dodd-Frank legislation whose nomination to head up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was withdrawn because Ms. Warren did not have enough political support in the Senate at the time to obtain confirmation.
Pearce was named director of the FDIC’s newly created Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection in 2010. According to the agency’s press release, “The FDIC Board of Directors approved the creation of the DCP last August to help carry out its responsibilities under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.”
As the FDIC press release announcing his appointment ackowledges, “Mr. Pearce spent more than ten years with the Center for Responsible Lending in Durham, North Carolina, one of the nation’s leading sources of expertise in consumer protection in financial services.”
The Center for Responsible Lending’s operations have been very controversial. Financial journalist Lawrence Meyers, for instance, wrote in 2009 that “The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) has a history of distorting the truth concerning payday loans (PDLs), used by 6 million Americans to meet short-term credit needs. However, the CRL is merely a front for the Self-Help Foundation, a credit union in direct competition with payday lenders, whose founders were principal purveyors of destructive subprime mortgages.”
In an August 22 editorial, the Washington Times became the first media outlet to alert the public to this isssue. “The president,” the Times wrote,” doesn’t like payday lenders, and neither, particularly, do we. But rather than seek changes by legislation or an open rule-making process to propose reform, the White House simply cracked down on payday lending.”
The trouble with this, as the Times pointed out, is the precedent it establishes. “[Our] system of checks and balances was put in place to prevent such abuses. Mr. Obama is determined to lend himself as much power as he can. If Congress won’t assert its constitutional authority by blocking such behavior, it will never retrieve the power and authority the Constitution gave it.”
The Obama administration, by treating Congress with disdain and failing to provide evidence of the statutory authority for its actions, is signaling that it has no intention of stopping. Up next for the administration is the expansion of the tactics used in ‘Operation Choke Point’ to a whole host of industries the Obama administration does not like and has identified for targeting, including manufacturers of guns and ammunition.
After this story was published, Justice Department spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle provided a statement to Breitbart News in response to our request to Deputy Assistant Attorney General Frimpong that she confirm or deny the reports of her conduct at a meeting with Congressional staff members in late September:
As a matter of policy, the department does not comment on the existence of ongoing law enforcement investigations with the media or with Congressional staff. Department contacts with members of Congress are handled through the Office of Legislative Affairs. When meetings are scheduled, OLA informs Congressional staffers the name and role of department employees they may be meeting with.
This son of a bitch and his entire administration should be deported to Russia. Let them be personal slaves to Putin.
February 20th, 2015 by olddog
3 Minute Video
“The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice! You have OWNERS! They OWN YOU.”
But there’s a reason. There’s a reason. There’s a reason for this, there’s a reason education SUCKS, and it’s the same reason it will never, ever, EVER be fixed.
It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it, be happy with what you’ve got.
Because the owners, the owners of this country don’t want that. I’m talking about the real owners now, the BIG owners! The Wealthy… the REAL owners! The big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions.
Forget the politicians. They are irrelevant. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice! You have OWNERS! They OWN YOU. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls.
They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying, lobbying, to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want:
They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests.
That’s right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. They don’t want that!
You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shitty jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it, and now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later cause they own this fucking place! It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it! You, and I, are not in the big club.
By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table has tilted folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care! Good honest hard-working people; white collar, blue collar it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard-working people continue, these are people of modest means, continue to elect these rich cock suckers who don’t give a fuck about you….they don’t give a fuck about you… they don’t give a FUCK about you.
They don’t care about you at all… at all… AT ALL. And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes everyday, because the owners of this country know the truth.
It’s called the American Dream,because you have to be asleep to believe it.
February 19th, 2015 by olddog
By Ron Ewart
February 18, 2015
Only you own your life, your property, your thoughts and your labor and all is sovereign to that which is you. You are not a pawn that can be battered about at someone else’s will, or a whim, or for entertainment, or for the pure exercise of absolute power. You are not a slave to the collective, or the elite and you owe nothing to humanity other than which you choose to give, as a free spirit, endowed with free choice. Your only responsibility is to take care of yourself and those in your charge and to treat others with the same respect and dignity, as you desire to be treated.
“I was born a sovereign. No one owns my body or my soul. Not a person, not a group and certainly not a government or a nation because neither of these are the cause of my existence. My allegiance to that nation is my voluntary choice.”
“Although I am part of a nation, by nature I am a free spirit and that free spirit belongs to me and no one else. The nation of which I am a part does not own me and I only owe that nation what I choose to give freely and of my own volition. I only do so because I believe that nation shares my code.”
“I choose to live by the code of honor, integrity and justice. When that nation of which I am a part ceases to be honorable and just, I withdraw my allegiance to it and will resist that nation with all my heart and soul because that nation no longer shares my code and has destroyed the trust of the people and broken the bonds on its power.”
“I choose to live in peace until such time that my local environment or the government will not allow me to live in peace. I have determined that government will no longer allow me to live in peace and I now must fight government.”
“I find that the American government, at every level, has shattered the trust of the people and broken the bonds on its power with malice, in pursuit of absolute power over the masses. Government has become corrupted by special interests and international ambitions, has abused its power and no longer represents the true interests of the once-free American citizen in a sovereign land. Government has become almost a virtually lawless heavily armed police force for absolute control and has ceased to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the individual freedom of its citizens as is its fundamental duty and obligation. I further find that the solemn oaths taken by the operators of the American government, at every level, with the pledge to fulfill that duty and obligation, are hollow and without substance. These are harsh allegations, but those concerned individuals who have watched the steady degradation of America over the last 100 years, know the charges are true.”
“Consequently, I shall comply no more forever with this nation, or until …..”
- All agencies of government, at every level, start abiding by constitutional and statute law and that government, at every level, will clean up and sunset archaic law and remove conflicts, confusions and ambiguities from existing law.
- Constitutional law is adhered to by every level of government, according to the original intent of the Founding Fathers.
- All politicians, judges, bureaucrats and government employees shall be bound by and comply with the same laws that apply to every American citizen.
- All politicians, judges, bureaucrats and government employees make a solemn pledge to the American people to remove waste, fraud, abuse and corruption from all government agencies by all means possible.
- All American taxpayer funding to the United Nations ceases and the UN headquarters is sent to Europe where it belongs. 191 of the 192 nations belonging to the UN act against the interests of America and yet America funds 22% of the UN budget.
- All benefits of any kind and nature are terminated to any and all illegal aliens who have broken our laws by coming here without the operation of law. The borders are closed once and for all. A clear and unambiguous government policy should be aimed at self-deportation for illegal aliens by enforcing current law. No comprehensive immigration law is required. The 14th Amendment should be revised by U. S. Supreme Court action or by Constitutional Amendment to eliminate the Anchor Baby interpretation.
- The Obama Health Care law is repealed and a constitutional replacement implemented that recognizes and adopts as an absolute mandate, the doctor – patient relationship and a free market solution to health care. All health care insurance can be sold across state lines and personal-injury lawsuits will be severely limited by law in health care cases. There shall be no collection of private medical data by any government agency whatsoever.
- The Internal Revenue Service, the Internal Revenue Code, the Federal Reserve and the 16th Amendment are repealed and a simple constitutional replacement for taxes and national banking are implemented. The IRS and the Federal Reserve are way to powerful.
- The American judicial (court) system is based on constitutional common law and precedent law is abolished. The Cannon of Ethics should be revised such that the attorney’s allegiance is solely to the client and not the court system as it is now. Remove the current legal impediment to citizen grand juries
- Environmental law, local, state, or federal, is codified to be subservient to constitutional property rights as literally defined by the Founders under the 5th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution where compensation for ANY and ALL taking of private property is fully paid by government at a true and fair market value at its current zoning at time of declaration of eminent domain.
- Violations of the true intended purpose of eminent domain are eliminated. Government shall be prohibited from invoking eminent domain to increase the tax base from property, as that was not the original intent of the Framers of the Constitution when inserting the eminent domain clause in the 5th Amendment.
- The federal government implements a balanced budget by law, except in time of war.
- All foreign aid, of any kind and nature to any foreign government, is only paid when fully authorized by Congress and administered by U. S. authorities in country.
- Congress shall approve all wars, no matter where or for what reason. A clear threat to national security will be dealt with harshly by an act of Congress, either nationally or on foreign soil, and enforced by the president, with the full power of the American military. The only solution to foreign aggression is the fear of our rapid retaliation with a massive force. Don’t fight a single war without the full intention of winning them decisively.
- Every single entitlement or government welfare program shall be rolled back over a time certain (10 to 15 years) such that the trend will be a steadily shrinking budget item. It is high time Americans returned to self-reliance and stood on their own feet again. For those who, through no fault of their own, are seriously ill or disabled, should be supported by limited government programs. Those with two arms, two legs and a reasonably functioning brain do not deserve help from the taxpayer. Life is tough and it is about time the population began to re-learn that lesson. Subsidizing the able bodied weakens the individual and the fabric of a nation.
- Several Federal Cabinet Level bureaucracies are to be abolished. Among those to be abolished are to include but not limited to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, The Department of Education, the Labor Department and the Housing and Urban Development. These services should be a function of the individual states.
- Criminals serve their full sentences with no plea bargains or parole. Criminals judged to be a danger to society after serving a full term, will be forced to live under strict supervision after release from prison until their threat to society has passed.
- Public education and the curriculum are removed from federal control and returned to state and local government control and teacher’s unions are not allowed to blackmail local governments into signing egregiously lucrative contracts that break the backs of the taxpayer.
- No voter shall be allowed to vote without first registering at least 30 days before any election with proof of U. S. citizenship and provides legal identification at the voting booth prior to being allowed to vote, without exception. Provisional ballots and election-day registration are to be eliminated.
“I make this pledge without reservation and of my own free will.”
There are more things we could add to the list, but the point has been made. We do not intend to go quietly into the night like good little compliant robots. Until these things we have listed come to pass, we stand in opposition to government.
It is clear from America’s history that the individual rights guaranteed by our Constitution can be and have been compromised or ignored by our government. A federal judge decreed that as citizens, we must fight for those individual rights if we hope to have any standing against an all-powerful government, as true sovereigns in a free land. In United States v. Johnson, 76 F. Supp. 538, 539 (D. Pa. 1947), Federal Judge James Alger Fee ruled that…
“The privilege against self-incrimination is neither accorded to the passive resistant, nor to the person who is ignorant of his rights, nor to one indifferent thereto. It is a FIGHTING clause. Its benefits can be retained only by sustained COMBAT. It cannot be claimed by attorney or solicitor. It is valid only when insisted upon by a BELLIGERENT claimant in person.” McAlister vs. Henkel, 201 U.S. 90, 26 S.Ct. 385, 50 L. Ed. 671; Commonwealth vs. Shaw, 4 Cush. 594, 50 Am.Dec. 813; Orum vs. State, 38 Ohio App. 171, 175 N.E. 876.
Pursuant to the Judges decree, as a Belligerent Claimant, we are committed to preserve our rights through FIGHTING and COMBAT if necessary, by resisting every effort by government to subjugate us by law, or by force of arms. In addition to our above pledge, part of that resistance is setting up an organization to fight corruption in government. That organization is known as the “Exclosers” (from EXpose and DisCLOSE) and it is dedicated to rooting out corruption in government wherever it is found with the sole purpose of restoring trust in government and our institutions.
If you feel that you must be a Belligerent Claimant in order to preserve, protect and defend your individual rights as the judge has decreed, OR, if you wish to no longer comply until government restores the trust in the people and reduces its power to those limits placed upon it by the U. S. Constitution, please join those of us who are doing more than just talking, we’re acting!
If you see no reason to resist government, one day you will find yourself in handcuffs being led away to jail and you will be wondering why. Or, your kids will be taken away from you. Or, you will be forced to have an identity RFID chip implanted under your skin, or in your ear lobe, or a number tattooed on your arm. OR, one day you will wake up to find that you are being forced to buy health insurance by government.
The path to freedom has been and always will be, resistance. If we lose the will and the courage to question and resist government, then we lose our ability to preserve and maintain freedom.
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February 18th, 2015 by olddog
By Matt Agorist
Finally some rational legislation is passed concerning ‘public servants’ unlawfully entering another person’s property.
All too often, we see examples of cops breaking into the wrong house and shooting the family dog, or worse, killing a member of the family.
Well, Indiana has taken action to “recognize the unique character of a citizen’s home and to ensure that a citizen feels secure in his or her own home against unlawful intrusion by another individual or a public servant.”
This special amendment is no revolutionary new thought, only common sense.
Self-defense is a natural right; when laws are in place that protect incompetent police by removing one’s ability to protect one’s self, simply because the aggressor has a badge and a uniform, this is a human rights violation. Indiana is leading the way by recognizing this right and creating legislation to protect it.
Of course cops have already begun to fear monger the passage of this bill, “If I pull over a car and I walk up to it and the guy shoots me, he’s going to say, ‘Well, he was trying to illegally enter my property,’ ” said Joseph Hubbard, 40, president of Jeffersonville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 100. “Somebody is going get away with killing a cop because of this law.”
Instead of looking at the beneficial aspect of this law, which creates the incentive for police to act responsibly and just, Hubbard takes the ‘higher than thou’ attitude and is simply worried about himself.
How about questioning the immoral laws that you are enforcing in the first place? Or how about sympathizing with the innocent people whose pets and family members have been slain, due to police negligence?
Who’s to say that a cop pulling you over to extort money from you for the victimless crime of not wearing a seatbelt, isn’t an unlawful act? Or how about breaking down your door in the middle of the night to kidnap you and throw you in a cage for possessing a plant?
Hopefully this legislation will lead to these arbitrary traffic and drug enforcement “laws” in place solely for revenue collection (aka theft), being brought into question.
The law states:
(i) A person is justified in using reasonable force against a public servant if the person reasonably believes the force is necessary to:
(1) protect the person or a third person from what the person reasonably believes to be the imminent use of unlawful force;
(2) prevent or terminate the public servant’s unlawful entry of or attack on the person’s dwelling, curtilage, or occupied motor vehicle; or
(3) prevent or terminate the public servant’s unlawful trespass on or criminal interference with property lawfully in the person’s possession, lawfully in possession of a member of the person’s immediate family, or belonging to a person whose property the person has authority to protect.
It is through legislation such as this, which will empower people again and aid in bringing down these tyrants from their pedestals, who are given free rein to murder and pillage without consequence.
February 17th, 2015 by olddog
By J.B. Williams
February 16, 2015
The state of our nations’ disunity is epic. Our once great nation is in an accelerating death spiral and nobody seems to know who to blame or what to do about it, no matter how obvious the answers to those questions.
Unfortunately, most Americans have been carefully trained to focus all attention on the election process, as the sole means of holding their “public servants” accountable for their misdeeds. Before one election ends, the next election campaign season begins, and the people find themselves trapped in a constant campaign state, as they repeatedly miss the forest for the trees.
When all else fails, return to the basics… Keep it simple, because the more complex the problems, the more simple the solutions must be. Complex solutions are never carried out. Simple solutions work…
In this case, we are experiencing a period in history when everything established by our Founders is under assault, most of it already destroyed. One needs to look no further than the preamble to the U.S. Constitution to confirm it, or beyond the Declaration of Independence to know what to do about it.
At Our Foundation
The people, through the consent of the colonies, created the Federal Government in the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and the people, stated for what purposes they created that system of self-governance in the preamble itself.
• In order to form a more perfect union;
• To establish Justice;
• To insure domestic tranquility;
• To provide for the common defense;
• To promote a general welfare;
• All of which is to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.
Everything that follows in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights is erected for the sole purposes stated in the preamble, those six simple reasons for all of it. All six of those purposes have been violated by the Federal Government since, and so long as the people allow it to continue, they have no Representative Constitutional Republic and they never will have it again.
The Violations are Obvious and Many
To form a more perfect union? – Our country is divided more than at any previous time in our history. No matter whom we elect or who controls the chambers of Congress, the approval rating of the people remains in the single digits, indicating 90% disapproval, which might be the only thing Americans are actually united on today, although they will disagree on the reasons for that disapproval.
The current Administration is bouncing between 36-50% approval, depending upon which poll you believe and what day you look at the poll. At best, half of the people support the perceived direction of this administration and half stand totally opposed to the reality.
Nearly every Supreme Court opinion, unrestrained by the Supreme Law of our Land, is divided in a 5-4 “social justice” ruling, leaning slightly left or right of center depending on the issue at hand. No matter which branch of the Federal government we look at, the nation is totally divided on each, as are the branches themselves. We are no longer even trying to form a more perfect union. Our disunity has almost reached perfection…
To establish Justice? – Which justice are we talking about? Constitutional Justice, equal protection under the law, and equal application of our laws, governed by the Supreme Law of the Land? The solemn Oath to “faithfully execute the laws of the United States and to at all times protect and preserve the U.S. Constitution as the Supreme Law of this land?” – Or, social justice, the misuse and common law subversion of Constitutional law, allegedly for the “greater social good?”
What we have at the moment is worse than a totally lawless society. In a totally lawless society, anarchy, no one follows the laws and the will of the people can eventually prevail, just as it did following the anarchy leading up to the American Revolution.
What we have today is tyranny, wherein the common law-makers, interpreters and enforcers can operate completely outside of the law and beyond any constitutional authority with impunity. They make, interpret and enforce laws “unequally” between their loyal subjects and their dissenters, who think they are free to dissent in the open, until the I.R.S. seizes their assets, or until DHS labels them a “potential domestic terrorist,” or until they are lynched in public opinion by the complicit propaganda media.
There is NO honest effort to provide any form of Justice in America today. People are sitting in prison right now, without ever having broken any laws, some of them, without even a legitimate Grand Jury indictment for or legitimate prosecution of their alleged crimes, in direct violation of the Bill of Rights. The courts are no longer restrained by the written laws of Congress. They are free to make up their common law on a whim, to suit the political agenda of the Federal Government, of which they are a part.
To insure the Domestic Tranquility? – Are you kidding me? Race crimes are on the rise, most of it black on black crime, the rest a result of intentional race-baiting by this administration, its minions in congress, and the press, or fueled by an increasing sense of futility reaching from sea to sea. Islamic terror all over the globe has exploded on Obama’s watch, as the threat of new Islamic terrorist strikes on U.S. soil increases hourly.
Our kids are not safe… Our senior citizens are not safe… Our neighborhoods are becoming increasingly unsafe… Inner cities are not safe… Areas of our country are “no go zones” due to Islamic enclaves, Hispanic gang activity, black riots and looting, or Mexican drug cartels controlling the border areas. College campuses are becoming less and less safe, as are many churches and public K-12 schools. St. Louis, Detroit, San Diego, Chicago and numerous Southern border towns are not fit to live in.
The open borders and illegal amnesty policies of the current lawless administration insures that there can be no domestic tranquility in America, maybe ever again. The administrations tyrannical rule by “Executive Order or Action,” without any regard for “faithfully executing the laws of this land,” further guarantees that there can be no peace or tranquility in America, until these violations have been remedied.
To provide for the common defense? – The Obama Administration has spit in the face of every U.S. ally and made friends with every known terrorist group in the world, all of them in some way affiliated with The Muslim Brotherhood, which Obama has made part of his administrative cabinet.
The enemy is not at the gate, they are in the White House, and all branches of our Military, as well as all National Security agencies and again, congress. Instead of providing for the common defense of the United States, our Federal Government has turned all National Security assets on the American people, and infiltrated the highest levels of our Government. They are protecting known illegal invaders, instead of keeping their oath to prevent any illegal invasion of our country from foreign influences.
Instead of enforcing the Uniform Rules of Naturalization established by Congress, they have thrown them all out the window via “Executive Action” without any such constitutional Executive authority. They have become entirely destructive of all reasonable efforts to provide for the common defense of the United States, both here and abroad.
To promote a general welfare? – Not to provide welfare to all, but to promote things that are in the best interest, or the general welfare of all American citizens. Our government threatens the general welfare of all Americans by using taxpayer funds to pick winners and losers, including providing “general welfare benefits” to people who have no right to be in our country at all.
During the Great Depression, 30% of Americans were out of work and dependent upon some form of government assistance for their very existence. Those soup and bread lines were quite visible to all, and there was no mistaking the poor state of our economy. Today, more than 40% of Americans depend upon some form of government assistance, while the government and their press tell you how great the Obama economy is doing. The American Dream is no longer the freedom to work, earn and own, but rather to see how many free gifts one can rob from the taxpayer’s treasury.
Freedom and Liberty have been traded for free cell phones and ObamaCare… all of it at the expense of the general welfare of all Americans and the future of freedom and liberty.
To secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves? – This is the entire purpose of everything our Founders created. If the actions of our Federal government result in the loss of individual freedom and liberty, for any or all decent, honest self-reliant productive members of society, it has become destructive to the purposes of the people and the nation as a whole.
Without true constitutional justice, domestic tranquility, an adequate common defense of our nation, our heritage, our fundamental reverence for freedom, our language and traditions, or the general welfare of all who were endowed by our Creator with the inalienable Right to Life, and the Pursuit of happiness under our own steam, there is no Liberty.
Not only can there be no Liberty for ourselves, we have doomed all posterity to a substandard life of poverty under tyrannical governments focused only upon its own wealth and power.
What Americans have allowed to happen to themselves, out of ignorance, apathy and cowardice is bad enough. But the life we are dooming our children, our grandchildren and their children to, is inexcusable and unforgiveable.
I challenge every reader to go examine the Bill of Rights, and discover that there is nothing in those Ten Amendments that our Federal Government has not already violated, repeatedly. Still, it is allowed to continue.
Every Politician is to Blame
Without exception, every member of congress that fails to hold the Executive Branch fully accountable for its misdeeds is complicit by that failure. Every member of the Obama Administration who is knowingly and wantonly undermining the will and freedom of the people is guilty of treason. And every member of the U.S. Supreme Court who fails to uphold and defend the Constitution and Bill of Rights is also guilty of treason and misprision of treason. There can be no social justice where there is no respect for Constitutional Law.
But who is to blame for these politicians?
Every American citizen who sits idly by, allowing these politicians to destroy our Constitutional Republic without rising up in defense, is responsible. Every American who votes only on what their government can do for them, ignoring what their government is doing to them, is responsible.
Every American who through ignorance or apathy just stumbles through life as though none of this will ever affect them personally, or can see the threat we all face from within, but lacks the courage to stand in outrage, to stop the destruction of our once great nation, is responsible.
Every American more focused upon their own individual pet agendas than the best interest of our Republic, the freedom and liberty of all Americans, is responsible.
Every American who thinks they can solve these problems in a few more elections, without ever holding any elected servants accountable, is responsible.
Every American waiting for someone else to solve the problem, or refusing to set aside their own pride or ego in order to band together in a formidable force, is responsible.
Freedom is not for fools or cowards…. The reason our Federal Government is getting away with all of this, is our nation is full of fools and cowards, today.
If you are looking for a solution, find a mirror. Enforcing every letter of the Constitution and Bill of Rights is the only solution, and if you are waiting for anyone else to do it, it will never get done.
But I will tell you this right now… there is no solution to the condition of our Federal Government that does not begin with Impeachment of the entire Obama regime. If you are going to run away from this one, nothing else you do is going to fix anything today.
If you think you can defend freedom and liberty without a fight, you have already lost. Freedom is not easy, it never was. Freedom has always come at a very high price indeed. But it is worth every penny, every drop of blood, for without freedom, there is no peace, no tranquility, no prosperity, no liberty and eventually, no life. The United States will be saved by the American people, or it will be lost forever. No politician is the solution… Every politician is part of the problem….
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February 16th, 2015 by olddog
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Veteran Today’s Kevin Barrett and Jim Fetter go over the latest exciting development regarding Putin releasing satellite proof that no planes hit the towers on 9/11 and it was an inside job! Russia certainly has this proof as does our own military! Everything we were told about 9/11 was a big fat LIE! For example, only Veterans Today has put out the truth about what happened at the Pentagon that day. The “Able Danger” group composed of US Navy Personnel was called into an “Emergency All Hands On Deck” meeting in a conference room at the Pentagon and MINUTES later – that exact conference room was hit with the cruise missile! They had a jet fly over and do a low pass over the Pentagon to confuse the issue further!
Listen to two members of the Veterans Today team DESTROY the lies of the fake mainstream and “controlled opposition” alternative media in this broadcast. The “tip of the disinformation spear” in Austin Texas actually began directly attacking VeteransToday and Gordon Duff this week too fully exposing his agenda! Gordon released the Edward Snowden leaks on 9/11 while all the gatekeepers in alternative media pretended it didn’t exist as they protected the guilty named for the first time in the second video below!
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Edward Snowden Leaks on 9/11 Prove It’s a False Flag and Name Who Did It!
After this first broadcast, Gordon found out that this information came directly from Edward Snowden and was confirmed by US and French Intelligence separately!
February 14th, 2015 by olddog
By Joachim Hagopian
America loses all its wars because it seems we’ve always been on the wrong side of history. Morally nor legally should any nation have the right to invade and occupy another sovereign nation, much less believe it can achieve victory in long, protracted wars. Yet in violation of all ethical precepts and all international laws, the sole global superpower citing its impunity through exceptionalism hypocritically insists it can maintain its moral high ground in its relentless pursuit of regime changes anywhere it so chooses on earth. We are the global village bully that’s hated by much of the world. And it’s pure self-aggrandizing bullshit to perpetrate the myth that America is hated because of our “freedom,” another rhetorical brainwashing lie. We now live in a fascist totalitarian police state run by a globalized crime syndicate of the central banking cabal. As of last April per a Princeton-Northwestern study the US has officially been designated an oligarchy.
Last year after a group of ethnic Russians living in Crimea voted to become part of Russia, the Russian military claimed control over its own naval base there that the US-NATO had been lusting to steal after the unlawful overthrow of Ukraine’s democratically elected sovereign government. Ever since it’s been nonstop lies and propaganda propagated to demonize Putin as the aggressor when in fact all along it’s the American Empire that’s been recklessly pushing what could end up World War III against nuclear powered Russia. With US-NATO missiles installed on Russia’s doorstep in virtually every former Soviet eastern bloc nation, hemming Russia in, who’s really the aggressor here?
The WMD lie that was the repeated mantra used as prewar drum beating propaganda to launch a war against humanity in Iraq a dozen years earlier is now being replayed as déjà vu all over again to amnesic, dumbed down Americans. Despite defeats in both Iraq and Afghanistan still being dragged out as America’s longest running wars in its history, the US-NATO war machine is once again prepping for yet more war raging now in Eastern Ukraine. The US government’s rush to war hit a minor snag the other day when various European nations like France and Germany announced their opposition and refusal to send arms to the Ukraine government, wanting to give peace talks with Russia a chance. Today’s headlines state that Obama has been forced to pause in his arms rush, not unlike the world turning against his rush a year and a half ago for air strikes in Syria after the false flag chemical weapons attack that was actually launched by US backed rebels. So it may not be full speed ahead for US Empire to ship its heavy weaponry to the eastern warfront after all. It is being reported that mercenaries speaking American English, Polish, French and Flemish are fighting for the Kiev government in Eastern Ukraine against ethnic Russians who are fighting for their independence, their home and their very survival. And with their backs up against the wall, recently the eastern Ukrainians have beaten back the Ukrainian government forces. Again, the US has a knack for being on the wrong side of history.
No true victor can emerge from any war on either side. The incessant US aggressor boasting superior firepower as the most deadly, expensive military force on the planet (spending more than the next ten nations combined), America has little to show for itself as it has not won a single war in seventy years! Neo-colonialism cloaked in imperialism, balkanization, economic exploitation, debtors’ theft, indentured servitude and enslavement can never be justified as the spoils of war. It’s a losing proposition in every imaginable way, not only for the aggressive American Empire that keeps starting and losing war after war, but especially for the ravaged nations it devastates and turns into demolished failed states with the King Midas in reverse touch. There is only one winner in all this evil business of war making – the oligarchs that own and control both the US and the failed state nations. As Marine Corps General Smedley Butler wisely pointed out way back in 1933:
War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.
Fortune 500 companies win bigger profits sucking up the last precious, nearly tapped oil reserves and other diminishing natural resources off the face of the earth. This nonstop predatory practice of using, abusing and plundering smaller Third World countries is good for no one but the thieving transnational war profiteers and the oligarchs who own and control them.
This month’s Atlantic has a well written, thought provoking feature article called “The Tragedy of the American Military” authored by James Fallows. Though on the cover the question is asked, “Why Do The Best Soldiers in the World Keep Losing?” the article never quite delivers the answer. Instead it laments how the US fighting machine consisting of just two million (both active and reserved) out of more than 316 million Americans has created a cultural chasm of “out of sight, out of mind” convenience for a civilian population that disingenuously pays only lip service to “support our troops” while repeated Empire wars (and defeats) fought half a world away never cease.
Meanwhile, despite costing US taxpayers up to six trillion dollars and counting in Iraq alone and another trillion so far in Afghanistan in this age of increasing austerity, the albeit detached reverence for the US military and its abysmal losing war record fail to draw much notice or reflection, much less any real criticism or troubleshooting that might correct the same pattern of mistakes being repeated indefinitely. Another article in the same issue calls for resurrecting the draft as the feeble answer, something my ex-West Point roommate-former Afghan Ambassador-retired general and current Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member Karl Eikenberry has also publicly advocated. They are all missing the point, unwilling or unable to address the pink elephant in the global room.
Respected author-activist David Swanson wrote an incisive rebuttal also confronting the Atlantic article for not answering the obvious question of why America loses at war. He makes the excellent point:
The U.S. has killed huge numbers of men, women, and children, made itself hated, made the world more dangerous, destroyed the environment, discarded civil liberties, and wasted trillions of dollars that could have done a world of good spent otherwise. A draft would do nothing to make people aware of that situation.
But Swanson merely glides over as a passing fact that the ruling elite is the only entity that stands to gain from war. He fails to emphasize that it is the elite’s power, money and influence that both initiates, but then by calculated design, willfully sabotages the chance of any US military victory after World War II. The reason is simple. If the US triumphed in war it would only delay the totalitarian New World Order from materialization. Only a weakened United States would expeditiously promote a one world government.
Some analysts with a micro-filter would blame inept planning and decision making by civilian commanders-in-chief and their equally inept civilian counsel. Both the Bush and Obama regimes come readily to mind, and before them the Johnson administration during the Vietnam War. Historically the chicken-hawk elite as behind the scene war proponents have been represented by members of the Counsel on Foreign Relations in advisory roles that in effect have shaped and controlled every single US president’s foreign and war policy along with key Congressional warmongers always promoting the self-interests of the military industrial complex that outgoing President Eisenhower warned us about over and above the interests and well-being of the American people.
Other critics like Thomas E. Ricks in recent years have been quick to point the finger at the poor military leadership. As a West Point graduate who went to school in the same regiment with surge man himself former CIA Director and General David Petraeus, NSA Big Brother architect Keith Alexander and current Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, I can attest to the inferior brand of leadership cranked out of the academy brass factory over the last half century. West Point trains and teaches robotic followers in the form of sycophantic, self-serving bureaucrat-politicians, not dynamic, caring, humanitarian leaders. Entrepreneurial, innovative, creative instincts are drummed out of cadet and officer corps by a failed, punch-your-ticket to seniority system that breeds a range of incompetence from run-of-the-mill mediocrity to highly toxic leadership. The unprecedented soaring rates at which the most gifted, strongest leaders have been leaving the military services in droves the first chance they get upon completion of their 5-year post academy commitment calls into question the dubious worth of a half million dollar taxpayer-funded price tag of an elitist academy education. With the bland bureaucrat-politicians left in charge as generals leading the US Empire forces in war, then throw in the sobering reality that the military system fails to hold its own poor leadership accountable, it’s really no wonder the United States keeps losing every time out.
But all this plausible rationalization and blame-game excuses to explain away why the US persists in its streak of disastrous war defeats fails to address the fundamental reason why. Bottom line, no war is justified when humans and all life forms on this planet always stand to lose, especially when the only winners are the war profiteers who in my opinion are not human. Without a conscience and totally devoid of their humanity and compassion, they’re simply greed-driven, psychopathic predators feeding off the lifeblood of other humans and nations that must suffer immeasurable and unspeakable harm at their singular gain.
During this last century alone it’s been this same line of globalists working overtime, primarily through the CFR (since 1921), the Pentagon and other elitist “think tanks” that have been pulling the puppet strings of all US presidents, busily creating one false flag after another to start every single war America ever fights. Nearly every president has been a card carrying CFR member, and those few who haven’t were surrounded by CFR in key cabinet roles. Since the 1947 National Security Act established the cabinet office of the Secretary of Defense, every man who has held that key position in the US government has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Since 1940 every Secretary of State has been a CFR plant. For the last 80 years virtually every National Security Advisor been a CFR insider as have been all the top generals like my West Point ex-roommies Eikenberry and the longest running Afghanistan and Iraq War commander General Abizaid as well as the aforementioned Class of 1974 grads Petraeus and Dempsey. Let’s examine how key insiders with their one world government vision have made war at will through false flag lies blaming their designated enemies contributing to America’s long history of nonstop war for over 91% of its years in existence (218 out of 239 years).
As a brief historical review tracing events from the dawn of the twentieth century, media mogul Randolph Hearst used the false flag of the Spanish American War to “remember the USS Maine” sinking in the 1898 Havana harbor as its deceitful justification to ruthlessly, violently colonize Cuba and the Philippines, committing ethnic cleansing with estimates as high as near a half million dead Filipinos in that bloodbath.
Then it was the “great” English statesman Winston Churchill who plotted the sinking of the Lusitania killing nearly 1200 of his own British citizens (along with 128 Americans) as the baited sacrifice secretly carrying arms to ignite the First World War that was supposed to end all wars. This in turn led to the first NWO effort toward globalized government in the League of Nations that several decades later materialized into the United Nations, a huge globalist milestone on its march toward one world government. As is custom, globalist money busily finances both sides in every war, in this case militarizing German Kaiser Wilhelm and Lenin’s revolutionary rise to red power during World War I and then a few years later Hitler’s ascendancy to initiate World War II. HW Bush’s father was actually arrested for funding the Nazi enemy. Pearl Harbor was the sinister false flag machination that carried the deadly sacrifice of over 2500 slaughtered Americans as Roosevelt’s chickenhawk “excuse” to enter WWII. The real purpose of the so called last “justified war” was to eclipse the British Empire and usher in the imperialistic reign of the emerging American Empire and its subsequent cold war that’s still raging dangerously stronger than ever to this day.
Then several years later the US encouraged South Korean incursions into Communist North Korea in order to manipulate North Korea into responding in kind. Guaranteeing South Korea full UN support, when the baited North Koreans retaliated by moving two miles inside the South Korean border, that June 1950 “transgression” immediately became the false pretense used to initiate the Korean War. After that conflict ended in a stalemate, a mere decade later as the imperialistic cauldrons of cold war grew hotter, in August 1964 President Johnson lied to the American people with the bogus claim that a US Navy ship was attacked by North Vietnamese gunboats in the Gulf of Tonkin to launch America’s longest running war in history (that is until this century’s everlasting war of terror). That false flag cost near 60,000 American lives and over 3 million dead Southeast Asians, in addition to being the first US humiliating war defeat in its history, marking the first of many consecutive losses.
The smaller, less intensive military campaigns of Grenada, Panama, Nicaragua and El Salvador, the First Gulf War, Haiti, Bosnia and Kosovo were all jingoistic saber rattling manipulations of imperialistic Empire overpowering far weaker opponents to take down former US allied dictators (or in the case of Saddam Hussein a preliminary step to the father-son neocon tag team), balkanizing a divide and conquer strategy for global hegemony and imperial war profiteering from the always lucrative drug trafficking trade.
The actual reason America has been losing all its wars for seven decades now is simply because the oligarchs want it that way. The fact is we were never meant to win any war after WWII. Over and over again the most powerful army in the world has been defeated by much smaller ill equipped forces that are far less armed, modern and funded. Yet fighting on their turf against the imperialistic occupying Goliath-like oppressor, they always win. Like everything major that goes down on this earth, it’s all part of the ruling elite’s diabolical plan – by design, the US as the constantly warring nation should keep losing war after war. American soldiers and their families always suffer the heaviest losses, only surpassed by the millions of people whose homelands become targeted US Empire battlefields. The shrinking US middle class at home bearing the brunt of the burden financing exorbitant costly wars also loses big time. But then of course this grave calamity and human tragedy is all by sinister design. Because the ruling class no longer has a need for America’s middle class, it’s become the latest war of terror casualty.
Meanwhile, the only true winners of all wars is the oligarch owned and controlled central banking cabal and its Wall Street 500. Once American Empire wreaks military havoc to achieve another ravaged failed state, be it Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, a second invasion that becomes the permanent occupation arrives in the form of IMF and World Bank loans. When the war destroyed nation cannot pay the bankster cabal’s loan shark extortion, privatization through transnational corporations rapidly descends as economic hit men-vultures move in for the final kill. The game’s been rigged, set up so no one but the filthy, gluttonous, bloodthirsty, psychopathic vampires comprising the ruling elite can possibly win from all this rigged warring death and destruction.
The Zionist neocon creation with a little help from their Saudi-Israeli evil axis friends pulled off the coup of the century on 9/11, massacring 3,000 Americans as their sacrificial lambs, setting into motion the fabricated war on terror masking their actual war on Islam to ensure that a constant fresh supply of made-by-the-USA enemy materializes to justify permanent global violence. During the near ten years that Americans fought in Iraq near a half million Iraqis lost their life, mostly innocent civilians. That toll has only since risen with war still raging. The Islamic State jihadists that the US-Saudi-Israeli unholy alliance secretly created, trained, armed and has funded (just as it did al Qaeda for decades) invaded Iraq last June and is currently in control of more area in Iraq than the weak US puppet government in Baghdad with no end of sectarian violence in sight.
Afghanistan looks no better with the puppet Kabul government holding less territory than the surging Taliban that has been waiting for the US military exodus by December 2014 leaving 10,800 US military advisors still remaining behind. A million Afghan citizens died during the decade long war with the Soviet Union in the 1980’s, then hundreds of thousands more during the ensuing civil war afterwards. With the death toll doubling in 2014 from the previous year, upwards of 30,000 civilians have died during America’s longest war in history in the graveyard of empires. The human costs for Americans killed on these two warfronts for both the US soldiers and civilian contractors are about 6,800 each as of April 2014. Three quarters of the American casualties in Afghanistan died on Obama’s watch.
The proxy wars leaving Libya as a corrupt and lawlessly violent failed state and Syria a stalemated quagmire with Islamic State mercenaries our not-so-secret friendly boots on the ground still unable to topple and remove Assad from power. Meanwhile, near a quarter of a million people have died in the war in Syria and an astounding 6.5 million have been displaced in that colossal human tragedy supported and caused by the United States. Syria at no time was a threat to US national security. Yet for years now the US has been determined to bring down Syria on its way to the ultimate regime change prize of Iran, the last of the seven sovereign nations to be taken down in the Middle East and North Africa within the designated five years on that notorious neocon list that retired General Wesley Clark learned in 2001 had already been in existence even prior to 9/11.
Ever since Korea and Vietnam the ruling elite in its New World Order agenda will not allow the most lethal fighting force in the world to win another war. And as shown, the King Midas touch in reverse that has every nation the US intervenes plummeting into flames as failed states, totally vulnerable as easy pickings for the predatory oligarch sharks to feast on whatever precious natural resources are left, boots on the ground or not. While the entire planet loses, this endless, spilled blood for oil end game remains a win-win proposition only for the demonically ruled ruling class that’s been systematically creating and profiting from war for countless centuries.
Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.” It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field for more than a quarter century. He now concentrates on his writing.
Were I capable of writing this article I would be patting myself on the back so hard my arm might break. CUDOS MR. Hagopian! Now, what say those of you who are still sucking the monsters tit? Pretending we are saving the world from tyranny by murdering innocent people, and sacrificing our dumbed down soldiers in the process. And the icing on the cake is, we ignore our responsibility to restore these poor men and women to good health and prosperity. The biggest tragedy, is knowing our nation is full of cowards too afraid to force change in our system of government, and too ignorant of their responsibility to know what’s really going on in the most Evil Empire in history. Will I listen to your moans when the elite bring down America and you are starving? Don’t count on it, and don’t expect help from other nation’s who will also be starving. PAYBACK IS COMING SOON SO BEND OVER AND KISS
YOUR ASS GOODBYE.
February 13th, 2015 by olddog
by Walter Burien – CAFR1.com
I will keep this article very simple and to the point .
On the syndicated news today they are pitching imposing a tax on e-cigarettes.
The politician that introduced the bill justifies the new proposed tax with one and one only statement:
“If we do not tax e-cigarettes, where else will we get the money we need from?”
I have heard the same blanket comment over and over again per raising taxes for the last 40-years.
That comment made by a politician to the public is the biggest insult that can be rendered per directly calling the listeners “useful idiots” when it comes down to the reality of government’s gross income from the many sources of: Tax, Investment, Enterprise, etc.
Government’s gross income is obscene and has expanded exponentially each and every year through depending on the population being masterfully entertained while being spoon fed with blatant “selective presentation” with the contrived comment of: “where are we going to get the money from?”
A good and clear analogy per the same would be; A politician sitting in a row-boat in the middle of the ocean who says: “Where am I going to find salt water?” said with an overtone as if it were a genuine question, and depending on the listener’s ignorance not to see the ocean surrounding the row-boat..
Here is a link with instructions to view and download many local Government’s Annual Financial Reports that I sent out in a previous post to the CAFR1 National email list last week:
http://www.gfoa.net/cafrwinners/2013/index.html (**To get the CAFR download listing for each local government entity – Click on the “Winners List by Agency Type” in the centered blue boxes)
That link with the Click on instruction followed by you will list about 3000+ local government CAFRs for downloading, view, and review. All categorized by local government type and alphabetically listed by each state.
** The 3000+ listed is but a very small fraction of the Annual Financial Reports produced each year by local government operations [approximately 184,000 local government operations nationally]
Any one of the reports upon careful and detailed review gives you a pretty clear view of “where the money comes from” or “can come from” per ANY local government CAFR looked at.
For your state, download the applicable CAFRs in your State listed and put on one DVD for distribution to other activists in your state. For those that seriously look, some eyes will really start to open upon review of the same.
The CAFR on the local governments listed, being that local government’s “Statement of Net-Worth” derived over decades if not over a century is “the book” to review. Selectively created “Budgets” “for a year” are in all reality very pale in comparison to looking at the same local government’s Annual Financial Report, the CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).
Bottom line? Being that the CAFR shows the “Big Picture” of the massive standing wealth and true gross income involved, the Silence is Golden rule is strictly maintained from within the halls of government; Political Parties; controlled Education, and the “syndicated Media” talking heads. Simple and open mention of the CAFR to the general public by any party from the inside would effect their immediate termination / blackballing due to directing the public towards the massive wealth, standing investments (domestic and International) and true “overall” gross income involved and seen therein.
On an example of what can jump out at you when you look at any CAFR report, I grew up in NJ and recently I glanced at the Port Authority of NY and NJ 2013 CAFR as listed under “Enterprise” agencies. Well, what jumped out at me was they allocated 3-Billion dollars of their “own monies” for the re-building of the World Trade Center complex. Well, I always thought that being Larry Silverstein received about a 6.5 billion dollar insurance payout per the destruction of the original WTC complex, that “he” would be paying for the re-building of the WTC complex. Upon review of that CAFR, it was apparent that not $1 came directly from Larry Silverstein to rebuild the complex.
Mr. Silverstein had taken out a 99-year lease of the WTC complex months before it was destroyed (demolished). The deal required him to make monthly payments to the NY & NJ Port Authority under the lease terms. When he got the lease, one of the first things he did was to take out a double indemnity insurance policy per terrorist attack on the WTC complex. When the insurance policy was underwritten by several large insurance providers, of which took a while to cover that large of a policy, in so many words: “The ink was not even dry yet on the policy” and down went the Towers and in went Silverstein’s insurance claim which resulted with about a 6.5 billion dollar payout to him.
So, when I saw the Port Authority was paying for the rebuilding of the WTC complex and 3-billion dollars allocated by them, that showed me that Silverstein (a joint US and Israeli citizen) accomplished probably the largest profit in world history in the shortest period of time. You see he only had about 4 monthly payments made (under 130 million dollars) and received about a 6.5 billion dollar payout. So why did not the Port Authority of NY and NJ not require Larry Silverstein to cough up the cost for rebuilding the WTC complex??? Especially in light of the fact that he was paid billions of dollars under the insurance policy due to the destruction of the original WTC complex?
That was just one point that jumped out at me from a quick look at that “one” CAFR.
When you see from the link above the listing of the many local government CAFRs from your state, and upon a basic review of the same, I am confident that “many things will jump out at you from each.”
Now here is an exercise that every one of you and your associates can do to learn the biggest reality check of your lifetime. The CAFR is the “Holy Grail” of accounting for the majority of the local governments out there, their Statement of Net Worth. The exercise I request that YOU DO IS TO sincerely ask your local syndicated media (ABC, CBS; FOX, NBC, etc.) talking head to make the following very “simple” statement / question to his or her viewing audience: “I have become aware of our local government’s Annual Financial Report known as a CAFR. I request that my viewing audience Google and then download a few of the City, County, State, and Enterprise CAFRs, and make a cursory review of the same and please get back to me over the next several weeks with comment.”
Well, there is NO REASON what-so-ever for them not to do so. Kinda like asking a Priest to make simple mention the Bible to their parishioners, asking them to look at the Bible and get back to him with comment. The reality check for you comes into play due to the reality of the Silence is Golden Rule in place. The simple mentioning of the CAFR by any syndicated media talking head violates that rule. It will not happen within the syndicated media realm. Independent media personalities with a limited audience may mention, but the syndicated media personalities with very “large audiences”, and the big thumb of management hanging over them per simple mention of the CAFR are up against a 1-mile thick concrete wall to NOT openly mention to the public or else….
Let me know if you have success in doing so, per the “simple mention” by “any” syndicated media talking head to their viewing audience. I was successful in doing so once in 1995. The anchor from ABC in Phoenix after being challenged by me to make clear and simple mention of the CAFR did so. She in fact did a full camera shot of the State of Arizona 1994 CAFR as she made clear mention of the same. Well, her mention aired on the 10 PM News but on the normal repeat of the 10 PM News segment the following morning at 7 AM, that segment was cut and that anchor for ABC Phoenix was replaced the following day. She breached the Silence is Golden rule and swift repercussions by ABC management against her was the prompt result..
PLEASE share this communication with all of your contacts and post to News Sites and Blogs where you can.
Sent FYI and for your action from,
Walter Burien – CAFR1.com
P. O. Box 2112
Saint Johns, AZ 85936
PS: Can YOU breech the Silence is Golden rule with you local syndicated media talking heads? If no, the reality check will have been learned. If yes, I and many others will be absolutely amazed and grateful…!
February 12th, 2015 by olddog
Over the past decade, there has been only one other time when the value of the U.S. dollar has increased by so much in such a short period of time. That was in mid-2008 – just before the greatest financial crash since the Great Depression.
A surging U.S. dollar also greatly contributed to the Latin American debt crisis of the early 1980s and the Asian financial crisis of 1997. Today, the globe is more interconnected than ever. Most global trade is conducted in U.S. dollars, and much of the borrowing done by emerging markets all over the planet is denominated in U.S. dollars. When the U.S. dollar goes up dramatically, this can put a tremendous amount of financial stress on economies all around the world. It also has the potential to greatly threaten the stability of the 65 trillion dollars in derivatives that are directly tied to the value of the U.S. dollar.
The global financial system is more vulnerable to currency movements than ever before, and history tells us that when the U.S. dollar soars the global economy tends to experience a contraction. So the fact that the U.S. dollar has been skyrocketing lately is a very, very bad sign.
Most of the people that write about the coming economic collapse love to talk about the coming collapse of the U.S. dollar as well. But in the initial deflationary stage of the coming financial crisis, we are likely to see the U.S. dollar actually strengthen considerably.
As I have discussed so many times before, we are going to experience deflation first, and after that deflationary phase the desperate responses by the Federal Reserve and the U.S. government to that deflation will cause the inflationary panic that so many have written about.
Yes, someday the U.S. dollar will essentially be toilet paper. But that is not in our immediate future. What is in our immediate future is a “flight to safety” that will push the surging U.S. dollar even higher.
This is what we witnessed in 2008, and this is happening once again right now.
Just look at the chart that I have posted below. You can see the the U.S. dollar moved upward dramatically relative to other currencies starting in mid-2008. And toward the end of the chart you can see that the U.S. dollar is now experiencing a similar spike…
At the moment, almost every major currency in the world is falling relative to the U.S. dollar.
For example, this next chart shows what the euro is doing relative to the dollar. As you can see, the euro is in the midst of a stunning decline…
Unfortunately, most Americans have absolutely no idea how important all of this is. In recent years, growing economies all over the world have borrowed gigantic piles of very cheap U.S. dollars. But now they are faced with the prospect of repaying those debts and making interest payments using much more expensive U.S. dollars.
Investors are starting to get nervous. At one time, investors couldn’t wait to pour money into emerging markets, but now this process is beginning to reverse. If this turns into a panic, we are going to have one giant financial mess on our hands.
The truth is that the value of the U.S. dollar is of great importance to every nation on the face of the Earth. The following comes from U.S. News & World Report…
In the early ’80s, a bullish U.S. dollar contributed to the Latin American debt crisis, and also impacted the Asian Tiger crisis in the late ’90s. Emerging markets typically have higher growth, but carry much higher risk to investors. When the economies are doing well, foreign investors will lend money to emerging market countries by purchasing their bonds.
They also deposit money in foreign banks, which facilitates higher lending. The reason for this is simple: Bond payments and interest rates in emerging markets are much higher than in the U.S. Why deposit cash in the U.S. and earn 0.25 percent, when you could earn 6 percent in Indonesia? With the dollar strengthening, the interest payments on any bond denominated in U.S. dollars becomes more expensive.
Additionally, the deposit in the Indonesian bank may still be earning 6 percent, but that is on Indonesian rupiahs. After converting the rupiahs to U.S. dollars, the extra interest doesn’t offset the loss from the exchange. As investors get nervous, the higher interest on emerging market debt and deposits becomes less alluring, and they flee to safety. It may start slowly, but history tells us it can quickly spiral out of control.
Over the past few months, I have been repeatedly stressing that so many of the signs that we witnessed just prior to previous financial crashes are happening again.
Now you can add the skyrocketing U.S. dollar to that list.
If you have not seen my previous articles where I have discussed these things, here are some places to get started…
“Guess What Happened The Last Time The Price Of Oil Crashed Like This?…”
“Not Just Oil: Guess What Happened The Last Time Commodity Prices Crashed Like This?…”
“10 Key Events That Preceded The Last Financial Crisis That Are Happening Again RIGHT NOW”
The warnings signs are really starting to pile up.
When we look back at past financial crashes, there are recognizable patterns that can be identified.
Anyone with half a brain should be able to see that a large number of those patterns are unfolding once again right before our eyes.
Unfortunately, most people in this world end up believing exactly what they want to believe.
No matter how much evidence you show them, they will not accept the truth until it is too late.
This article first appeared here at the Economic Collapse Blog. Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog. Follow him on Twitter here.
AS I’VE SAID BEFORE
February 11th, 2015 by olddog
A renewed drive to label all freedom activists as “terrorists” has been launched by the far Left.
Included in this email is a petition to Rep. Michael McCaul (TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. Your petition demands an immediate investigation into the activities of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
It’s urgent that Chairman McCaul hear from you today.
The reason: The Southern Poverty Law Center is working directly with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to silence the growing freedom movement.
You may recall that a couple of years ago the Southern Poverty Law Center helped write a report for the Missouri Fusion Center (MIAC) labeling (among other things) anyone who voted for presidential candidate Ron Paul to be a potential terrorist.
That report was followed by another report called the “Domestic Extremism Lexicon,” issued by the Department of Homeland Security, that said supporters of any of the following views are “potential terrorists:”
- Opposition to NAFTA
- Opposition to the UN
- Believe in the End Times
- Oppose same sex marriage
- Oppose sending US jobs overseas
- Express antagonism toward the Obama Administration
- And much more…
This report targeted you! It was written with help from the Southern Poverty Law Center for the government.
Now the Southern Poverty Law Center has issued a new report targeting me and the American Policy Center, the TEA Party Movement, and many more – calling us racists – and connecting us to radical, anti-government militias and white supremacists.
Obviously those charges are not true – but the Southern Poverty Law Center is working directly with the Department of Homeland Security to push for a government effort to suppress our movement.
Worse, the SPLC runs the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. It is one of the most visible links between the Department of Homeland Security and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Law enforcement agencies send their personnel to be trained by SPLC instructors. They are trained to watch for potential terrorists – like you and me!
In fact, this is one reason why early reporting of the Boston Marathon bombing hinted that it was done by right wingers.
One reporter, David Sirota, said, “If you care about everything from stopping war to reducing the defense budget, to protecting civil liberties, to passing immigration reform, you should hope the bomber was a white domestic terrorist.”
That rhetoric is straight from the Southern Poverty Law Center propaganda against Conservatives.
And that’s why there was a deadly attack at the Family Research Council two years ago. FRC was directly targeted by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a dangerous hate group because they oppose abortions.
Clearly, the Southern Poverty Law Center is dangerous to freedom.
That’s why it’s urgent that we demand Congressional investigation into the activities of the Southern Poverty Law Center and its attempts to crush our right to speak out. They receive federal funds – just like ACORN – and they are much more dangerous.
Sign your petition now!
Chairman McCaul has said that his mission “is to fix the Department of Homeland Security to ensure it’s capable of carrying out its core mission of protecting the homeland.” He can’t do that if DHS is contracting with a dangerous hate group like SPLC. Now with Republicans firmly in charge of both Houses of Congress, I believe Chairman McCaul will give you and me a fair hearing against the SPLC threat.
If he receives enough demands for a hearing – I’m sure he will do it. You and I must force those hearings – our freedom depends on it!
To get that hearing – we need at least 10,000 signed petitions
The American Policy Center (APC) must stand up against these tyrants and I need your immediate help to stop them.
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February 10th, 2015 by olddog
The privatization of America’s wars swells the ranks of armies for hire across the globe.
Chuck Holton / Flickr
By KELLEY VLAHOS
After more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, America’s most profound legacy could be that it set the world order back to the Middle Ages.
While this is a slight exaggeration, a recent examination by Sean McFate, a former Army paratrooper who later served in Africa working for Dyncorp International and is now an associate professor at the National Defense University, suggests that the Pentagon’s dependence on contractors to help wage its wars has unleashed a new era of warfare in which a multitude of freshly founded private military companies are meeting the demand of an exploding global market for conflict.
“Now that the United States has opened the Pandora’s Box of mercenarianism,” McFate writes in The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What they Mean for World Order, “private warriors of all stripes are coming out of the shadows to engage in for-profit warfare.”
It is a menacing thought. McFate said this coincides with what he and others have called a current shift from global dominance by nation-state power to a “polycentric” environment in which state authority competes with transnational corporations, global governing bodies, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), regional and ethnic interests, and terror organizations in the chess game of international relations. New access to professional private arms, McFate further argues, has cut into the traditional states’ monopoly on force, and hastened the dawn of this new era.
McFate calls it neomedievalism, the “non-state-centric and multipolar world order characterized by overlapping authorities and allegiances.” States will not disappear, “but they will matter less than they did a century ago.” He compares this coming environment to the order that prevailed in Europe before the domination of nation-states with their requisite standing armies.
In this period, before the Peace of Westphalia of 1648 ended decades of war and established for the first time territorially defined sovereign states, political authority in Europe was split among competing power brokers that rendered the monarchs equal players, if not weaker ones. The Holy Roman Emperor, the papacy, bishoprics, city-states, dukedoms, principalities, chivalric orders–all fought for their piece with hired free companies, or mercenary enterprises of knights-turned profiteers.
As progenitors of today’s private military companies (PMCs), free companies were “organized as legal corporations, selling their services to the highest or most powerful bidder for profit,” McFate writes. Their ranks “swelled with men from every corner of Europe” and beyond, going where the fighting was until it wasn’t clear whether these private armies were simply meeting the demand or creating it.
In an interview with TAC, McFate said the parallels between that period in history and today’s global proliferation of PMCs cannot be ignored. He traces their modern origins to the post-Cold War embrace of privatization in both Washington and London, both pioneers in military outsourcing, which began in earnest in the 1980s.
By the time the U.S. decided to invade Iraq and stay there in 2003, its smaller peacetime military force structure could not withstand the burden. The Pentagon increasingly relied on contractors to support and wage the war.
“Policy makers, when they started the war in Iraq, they didn’t think it would last beyond a few weeks. They had three terrible choices – they could withdraw prematurely, they could institute a Vietnam-era draft … or they could contract out. So they chose to contract it out,” McFate said. “That is why you have it now and why it is not regulated.”
The U.S. used contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan more than it had in any war in its history: in 2010 there were more contractors deployed to war zones (207,000) than U.S. servicemembers (175,000). In World War II, contractors only made up 10 percent of the military workforce, according to McFate.
From 1999 to 2008, at the peak of the wars, Pentagon spending on outsourcing alone increased from $165 billion to $466 billion a year. Attempts at oversight have been pathetic, as documented by the government’s own inspectors general time and again. Success at regulating or imposing codes of conduct on contractors has proven elusive, too. The industry remains as opaque as it has been unassailable where it really counts—the pocketbook.
“The industry is here to stay; it’s not going anywhere,” said McFate a former employee of Dyncorp, which cut its teeth in Bosnia. Dyncorp thrived as one of Washington’s primary contractors for both security and reconstruction in Afghanistan and Iraq despite intermittent accusations of overbilling and underperformance on the job.
Perhaps the most infamous of all contractors was Blackwater, which deflected charges of fraud, violence against civilians and murder for years before it was forced to “rebrand.” Four of its former guards were convicted of murder in October, however, in connection with the massacre of 17 Iraqis in Nisour Square in 2007.
Blackwater’s founder Erik Prince has dipped and dodged his way through several incarnations of his company (no longer “Blackwater,” it was renamed “Xe” and is now “Academi”), and has been successful at running a number of other so-called shell companies and international security operations inside and outside of the U.S. government trough, including anti-piracy enterprises in North Africa.
In his post-American days (Prince left the U.S. for Abu Dhabi in 2010 amid a series of federal charges and lawsuits dogging Blackwater), Prince perched himself “at the top of the management chain” at Saracen International, a security group made up of hard-core mercenary veterans hired in 2009 to train indigenous forces in Puntland, Somalia, and to serve as a security detail for the embattled president of the fragile central government in Mogadishu.
Saracen was officially kicked out of Somalia in 2011 after accusations were made that it was violating the country’s arms embargo. According to Jeremy Scahill’s seminal “Dirty Wars”, however, by 2013 it was not clear that Saracen had ever left, and it was likely still operating in Somalia at the time with a handful of other international PMCs, including Dyncorp.
This is the world that Prince has both made and has thrived in. According to McFate, “‘irregular’ warfare is more regular than the ‘regular’ warfare,” as the number of internal conflicts have tripled while interstate wars have dwindled in number since a peak in 1965. As a result, PMCs have been used increasingly over the last 15 years by countries, NGOs, and corporations alike to protect ships on the high seas and oil fields in the deserts, to secure humanitarian missions, to raise armies against insurgencies, and to serve as security details at embassies, military bases, and palaces across the Middle East and beyond.
On the darker side, many of the multinationals once on the U.S. dole as PMCs in places like Iraq have since started their own enterprises and taken their skills to clients no matter the mission. They are hard to track, and impossible to rein in.
For example, before Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi was killed, he hired mercenaries from across Africa, “to brutally suppress the popular revolt against him,” McFate points out. Likewise, papers reported in 2011 that one of Prince’s companies, Reflex Responses, was hired to raise a force of several hundred guards for the emir of Abu Dhabi, to “assist the UAE government with intelligence gathering, security, counterterrorism and suppression of any revolts.”
By no means has the U.S. stopped using PMCs—they are protecting diplomats in Afghanistan and Iraq, training foreign militaries, and conducting intelligence. At this point they are more agile and better equipped to do this work overseas than even their military paymasters, McFate argues, and their use prevents the public angst—and scrutiny—that accompanies putting American soldiers into harms way.
“The argument about private militaries being here to stay – that is the truth or unfortunate truth depending on your position,” said Peter Singer, senior fellow for the Future War project at the New America Foundation and author of Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry.
“For those who thought this would all be over with the end of Iraq 2.0 or Obama’s presidential victory, the facts just don’t bear that out,” he told TAC in an interview. Singer agrees with McFate’s assessments in Modern Mercenary, which he said
“mixes the analytic and academic side with his own personal experiences working for one of the firms; that combination is rare in this space.”
McFate details for the first time in public how he was hired by Dyncorp on behalf of a secret U.S. contract to help prevent a group of Hutu rebels, the Forces Nationales de Liberation (FNL), from sparking another genocide of the Tutsis during the ongoing civil war in Burundi. McFate was tasked at one point with guarding the president of Burundi from impending assassination. The president remained safe, and the civil war was brought to an end by 2005.
McFate said he wrote about this, and Dyncorp’s training of the Liberian army in 2011, to show in part that PMCs can be used to positive ends. But he is not naïve. He is clear about where they can fail, invite mission creep, or seize power for clients through violence. By their very nature, PMCs profit from conflict and are always at risk of creating and expanding it for their own benefit. McFate cites numerous examples throughout history in which mercenaries have played both sides, only to come out with full pockets.
In addition, private armies live by no rules of war or international conventions; here, Erik Prince is the best example. PMCs can hide in countries with the lowest standards and norms. They have access to a global arms trade and the latest military technology, including drones. They are a risk to civilian populations, and their operations are never transparent. “You can FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) the CIA, you can’t FOIA this industry,” said McFate.
So what to do? McFate suggests that banning PMCs or trying to regulate them into submission won’t work because it would only drive them underground and into the realm of rogues. He suggests letting the market work to “incentivize desirable practices by making them profitable” might be the best course. He notes, however, that when the U.S. military had “market power” and was in the best position to set price and practices at the beginning of its wars, it “failed to do so.”
Whether the cons of private contracting outweigh the pros is a debate McFate chooses not engage, and his background as both soldier and contractor figure heavily in the tenor of his book. “I leave it deliberately up to the reader,” he said. “The book is not an argument; it’s more about exploration. There is a big global trend happening right under our feet. I think we are in the precipice of a big decision.” That decision is how to deal with the privatization of war effectively, if at all.
It will not be easy. U.S. agencies knowingly hired companies with spotty records. They used private contractors for controversial secret operations, including the detainee interrogations at Abu Ghraib, and a covert CIA assassination program involving Blackwater. It will take a lot more trust in Washington to believe that “best practices” in this industry can genuinely come from government itself.
“In an idealized world the companies with the best practices and best performance records would end up with all the contracts, and the bad actors would be eliminated from the field,” said Singer. “That hasn’t happened in regular business, much less when you cross regular business with what you call politics.”
Or war. Get your seat belt on, because if McFate is right, it is “back to the future,” and any choice we might have had in the matter is long gone.
Kelley Beaucar Vlahos is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance reporter and TAC contributing editor. Follow her on Twitter.
February 9th, 2015 by olddog
Invoking the threat of terrorism is the most common mechanism used to deny citizens both due process and free speech in the 21st century.
By Jeremy Hammond
Maybe this guy is just restoring the internet to its natural state: Anarchy. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Wednesday 4 February 2015 07.55 EST
The US has always been the world leader of cyberwar, hacking damn near everyone without any repercussions. And, for years, US intelligence officials and private contractors have been milking hacks to secure billions in cyber security programs: all you need is an enemy, and they will sell you the cure.
Their blatant hypocrisy, threat inflation and militaristic rhetoric must be challenged if we are to have a free and equal internet.
That familiar formula is playing out again with the recent Sony hack. We are supposed to be shocked that these “cyber-terrorists” – purportedly from North Korea – would attack our critical infrastructure and, clearly swift retaliation is in order. But, despite the apocalyptic hype, the Sony hack was not fundamentally different from any other high-profile breach in recent years: personal information was stolen, embarrassing private emails were published and silly political rhetoric and threats were posted on Pastebin. In many ways, it’s similar to an Anonymous operation except that, this time, the FBI accused North Korea. That accusation was based on supposed forensic analysis which they have not publicly produced after refusing to participate in joint inquiries.
This official narrative is disputed by many renowned infosec figures. Any skilled hacker or well-financed nation-state practices anti-forensics measures like modifying logs and using proxies to make the attacks appear to originate elsewhere. And North Korea has already been falsely accused of several cyber-attacks – including attacks against US and South Korean targets in July 2009 andagain in 2013. The inherent difficulty of identifying the true attackers should give us pause
before we rush to judgment.
It is, however, the perfect pretext for the US to launch their own hacking operations (not that they’ve ever needed any justification before).
Authorities are once again sounding the cyber-terrorist alarm, promoting a “Free Speech vs North Korea” showdown because the attackers were allegedly angry about The Interview, a comedy about a CIA plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un (which Sony reportedly consulted with the State Department and the right-wing RAND Corporation to produce). I am not able to see the movie from prison, so I can’t give you a proper critique; maybe it is amusing but, considering the CIA’s long and vicious history of assassinations, secret prisons, torture, extrajudicialexecutions-by-drone and overthrowing democratically-elected governments to install dictatorships, it is not at all surprising Sony would get hacked for making a movie gloating about that.
Sony, too, is an unusual poster child for free-speech advocates in light of theirhistory of lawsuits in defense of their “intellectual property”. Years ago, myLulzSec comrades hacked Sony in retaliation for their prosecution of an individual who published information on how to jailbreak the Playstation 3. (Citing the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Sony sued not only the original publisher but attempted to go after everyone who even watched the instructional video on YouTube.) This time, Sony’s army of lawyers have threatened news organizations and individual Twitter accounts with lawsuits in an atrocious and ultimately ineffective attempt to prevent discussion of their now-public internal emails, demonstrating exactly how they feel about the First Amendment.
When I think about free speech, I am not crying over a multi-billion dollar tech and media empire staging the withdrawal of their movies from theaters to generate PR for a record online release a week later. I’m thinking about the Alien Registration Act, the Palmer raids, the red scares, the Haymarket Martyrs, COINTELPRO and the House of Unamerican Activities. I think about the harassment of whistleblowers and journalists like Chelsea Manning, Barrett Brown, Julian Assange, James Risen and others, the protesters driven out of public parks at Occupy Wall Street and those that continue to be beaten and arrested at anti-police brutality protests. For seeking the truth, voicing our dissent, and demanding justice, we are criminalized and treated like terrorists.
Invoking the threat of “terrorism” is the biggest smoke-and-mirrors mechanism used to deny citizens both due process and free speech in the 21st century. Law enforcement agents use that word to summon images of 9/11 and Pearl Harbor and stoke public fear into justifying their mass surveillance dragnet – monitoring each and every communication, every internet transaction. The primary targets of these abuses have been Muslims and immigrants, but trumped-up federal terrorism charges have entrapped activists like the Cleveland Five and various earth and animal liberation warriors. Now the latest enemy is “cyber-terrorism”: the governments insist that our critical infrastructure is under attack, and we need draconian new measures to protect our “national security”.
Sensational Hollywood movies like “Live Free, Die Hard” and the new “Blackhat” propagate this false narrative with ridiculous and unfeasible “terrorist” hacker attacks on nuclear facilities and the power grid. No attacks like this have ever happened, but there is an active effort to recruit independent hackers to sell out and work for the man, purportedly to defend US networks and catch the bad guys.
But when the FBI did arrest a supposed “blackhat” – Hector Monsegur, aka Sabu – and turned him into an informant, they were more interested in hacking targets of their own choosing than preventing attacks on US targets. Despite live knowledge of our ongoing hacking operations through Sabu, they were unable (or unwilling) to stop me from following through with dozens of high profile hacks; some, like the Stratfor breach, they helped facilitate. Instead, Sabu asked me to hack hundreds of foreign government websites from a list he provided, which I regrettably did, unaware of his status as an informant.
And that’s what this hype of “cyber-terrorism” is all about: establishing pretexts for our ongoing offensive hacking operations. “…As we implement these responses, some will be seen, others may not be seen”, a State Department spokeswoman said as North Korea was hit with repeat cyber-attacks shutting down their internet while more economic sanctions are imposed (through which everyday North Koreans suffer). But for all the accusations against North Korea and China, there is no question that the US has always been the world leader in cyber-warfare. Amongst Snowden’s revelations was evidence of the US/Israeli STUXNET, FLAME and DuQu viruses, which infected hundreds of thousands of computers in dozens of countries. They hacked into corporations like Brazil’s Petrobas, news agencies like Al Jazeera, DDOS’d Anonymous chat servers, and even tapped the personal cellphones of world leaders. Our unparalleled efforts to assert military-style dominance over the internet is forcing other countries to develop their own hacking units, leading to a digital arms race which makes us all less safe.
If the US truly wanted to stop the proliferation of nation-state hacking, they would push for UN conferences to establish guidelines defining and prohibiting “cyber-warfare”. This would require coming clean and putting an end to their own operations, but if they won’t even abide by the Geneva Conventionsregarding prisoners of war and the use of torture, there’s no reason to expect they wouldn’t continue hacking in secret. Just as the US government want a monopoly on the use of military force – waging wars to “spread democracy” while condemning those who fight back as “terrorists” – they correspondingly seek a monopoly on the use of hacking. Congress enhances computer crime statutes and the FBI locks up “bad guy” hackers like myself, while recruiting others to work for the government to commit attacks against sovereign countries. Then everyone acts surprised when foreign countries start using the same tactics on us.
When those in power break their own laws then there is no law and no moral authority; there are just competing factions in an international power struggle to control resources like oil, land, drugs and information. Like all wars, only the rich ruling class benefits, and everyone else suffers.
A different kind of cyber-war is possible: not one between nation-states but between the people and their governments.The internet’s natural state is anarchy and any attempts to militarize or corporatize it will be owned, exposed and driven offline anyway. I shed no tears when I hear about Sony, CENTCOM or police departments being hacked. In prison, we love hearing about all the bigshots getting hacked by guys like us. So keep on, true-to-the-code blackhats for great justice: instead of selling out your skills to the industry competing for federal contracts supporting US empire, actively undermine it by contributing anti-state solutions by developing encryption, anti-censorship and anonymity infrastructure. We’re cheering for you.
February 7th, 2015 by olddog
The world is on the verge of a global economic meltdown. What does that mean? The simple answer is that it will not be long until every modern country is consumed by hyperinflation resulting in the crash of most of the paper currencies on the planet. This will result in an economic shutdown. Starvation will become commonplace. Unrestrained violence will occur and eventually the world will slip into World War III.
I literally have at my finger tips two dozen economic indicators which demonstrates that total and global economic collapse is at hand. In the interest of brevity, I will only highlight two of these indicators and if these were the only indicators, an economic collapse would still be in our collective futures.
The Baltic Dry Index
The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) is absolutely the best measure of global economic health. The BDI is used by economists as a leading global economic indicator because it predicts future economic activity. The BDI, uses the U.S. dollar as a benchmark and measures the global supply and the corresponding demand for commodity shipments among bulk carriers. Commodities, in the form of raw materials like grains, lumber, coal and precious metals form the backbone of the BDI. Over time, the BDI is the best indicator of global economic health because, unlike the futures market, the BDI does not engage in speculation as it provide near real time data on what and what is being shipped. The determinations made by the BDI are such an accurate indicator of economic activity because businesses don’t book freighters when they have no cargo to move. In short, the BDI is the world’s financial blood pressure measure. The BDI is said to be one day away from reaching its all-time low. Ultimately, what the BDI tells economists is that we are headed for a depression that will make 1929 look like a picnic. The BDI has fallen on 43 of the past 47 days.
Let’s look at this issue through the lens of common sense. If raw materials are not being transported in sufficient numbers as the BDI is beginning to indicate, what will happen to manufacturing? To the cognitive dissonance crowd, please take off your rose colored sunglasses and honestly answer this question, what does low BDI mean to manufacturing? Low BDI means low manufacturing, period! In turn this means less finished products coming to market. Please note that the BDI includes grains in its analysis. With fewer grains being shipped to market to be packaged and distributed to your grocery outlet, this will lead to severe food shortages. This is not fear-mongering, this is simple Economics 101.
When the full effect of this impending train wreck is felt, there will not be a government in the civilized world that will be safe from assassination. I know, some of you will say that this will never happen. Well, let’s take a look at what Paul Craig Roberts is saying about the conditions in Greece.
European Union Economic Crisis
Two days ago, the Euro declined 1.3% in one day versus the dollar, leaving many European banks fearing that the bottom is falling out of the European Union’s economy. Business Insider’s Sam Ro stated thatGreek banks can no longer exchange Greece’s lowly-rated government bonds for money in the European Union. In other words, the European Union just announced the Greece’s money is worthless. What keeps an economy, in distress, rolling on day after day? The reasons are purely psychological. One Greekaccepts Greek bank notes from another Greek because they have confidence that the paper currency can be exchanged for goods and services. When Greek citizens loses confidence in their ability to flip the papermoney in exchange for goods and service, the Greek economy will totally collapse. The European Union’s recent decision to not honor Greek paper currency has set into effect a series of dominoes which will culminate in the Greeks not having a paper currency for daily use. Unless the European Union reverses their position, the Greek economy could be days away from total collapse. And under these highly volatile circumstances, anarchy would ensue.
The situation in Greece is so dire that Paul Craig Roberts is openly talking about the real possibility that the Greek government will be assassinated. Roberts believes that it is very possible that the Greek people will turn their back on the West and will accept Russia’s offer to become a member of the BRICS, under the Russian sphere of influence as Roberts indicated.
“That makes it difficult to make an agreement with the new Greek government to ameliorate the conditions imposed on Greece. So it makes the EU inflexible. That inflexibility gives Greece the cards to say, ‘We’re not playing your game — we’re going to play a different game and accept Russia’s offer.”
To make matters worse in Greece, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, the price of oil plunged by more than 8% in what could easily prove to be the straw that broke the camel’s back. Greece at the edge of a complete and total financial breakdown.
Eurozone collapse is inevitable.
Spain and Ireland’s economy are on the verge of collapse and have been since last summer. Germany, France and Italy would be better off to be in the Russian sphere of influence given their dependence on Russian gas shipments to these three economies. In short, the European Union will not survive.
The date of the death of the European Union has yet to be determined. However, it is only a matter of time. And if Paul Craig Roberts assertion that when the Greek government will be assassinated in the coming anarchy, how long will it be until the violence crosses into Spain, Ireland, Italy and then consumes the rest of Europe?
The incompatibility of Muslim immigration has already brought violence to the streets of Sweden, France and several other European countries will exacerbate the economic conditions. Europe is primed and ready for a total meltdown and with the health of the American economy, there is no way that we can save financial backsides of our training partners. At the end of the day, I think Paul Craig Roberts prediction may be tame. The Greek government will not be the only government running for cover when the proverbial economic poop hits the fan, the violence will spread across Europe like Ebola across West Africa.
Rest assured that Putin’s intelligence operatives will be in every European capital fermenting violence as the solution to the ensuing economic chaos.Even though Putin has been backed into a corner, it is becoming clear to see why he has not lashed out the proactive military, economic and political actions in places like Ukraine. Putin may be figuring that all he has to do is to sit back and let nature take its course.
Are you prepared for what is coming? Have you stored food, water and made agreements of protection with your neighbors. Are you and your family spiritually prepared? It is 30 seconds to midnight, we are out of time.
In summary, I will reiterate what I have said many times before:
This bankster run system does not work for you and I. Again, take your money out of their banks, stop shopping in globalist stores like Walmart and begin to trade and barter and grow your own food. To do otherwise, is to continue to participate in a rigged game which will culminate in your destruction!
February 6th, 2015 by olddog
In large part, the American people have been conquered through the principle of groupthink. Throughout history, groupthink has played a prominent role in coercing the public of any nation into going to war for the benefit of the elite ruling class and their financial bottom line.
Groupthink is a term coined by social psychologist Irving Janis in 1972, and it occurs when a group makes faulty decisions because group pressures lead to a deterioration of “mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgment”.
Groups affected by groupthink ignore alternatives and tend to take irrational actions that dehumanize other groups. A group is especially vulnerable to groupthink (e.g. Neocons and the Iraq War, radical Muslim elements within the government and the coming great American purge followed by WW III) when its members are similar in background, when the group is insulated from outside opinions, and when there are no clear rules for decision making.
It is the premise of this article that groupthink is being used to “nudge” Americans into accepting a new paradigm which is suicidal for the country’s continued existence.
The Meat and Potatoes of Groupthink
In his book, Victims of Groupthink, Dr. Janis has documented eight symptoms of groupthink:
- The illusion of invulnerabilityis often perpetuated when a cause first becomes public. “If God is for us, who can be against us” is often the kind of mentality that permeates a group in which self-righteousness will somehow protect the group from the faulty decisions of their leaders. It would be interesting to ask the tens of millions of dead people who died in the two world wars in the 20th century how well this illusion works. This illusion of invulnerability creates excessive optimism that encourages taking extreme risks. For example, when NFL player, Pat Tillman forsook his lucrative playing career and volunteered to serve in Afghanistan, following 9/11, he was killed by military leadership for expressing the anti-war views he increasingly came to believe. In the early days of a movement, people lose their minds and volunteer to give up their lives in order to kill complete strangers in order that billionaire bankers can make billions of dollars of more money.
- The members of a group quickly fall into a type of collective rationalizationin the early days of group think. “If my neighbors believe in our course of action”, it must be perfectly OK to engage in things like genocide and mass murder (i.e. war). The members of the group discount warnings and do not reconsider their assumptions regarding a course of action even when it becomes clear that the course of action is immoral or even suicidal.
- Belief in an inherent and self-righteous morality. This view is often expressed, asPresident George W. Bush once said “You are either with us, or you are with the terrorists”. The members of the group believe in the righteousness of their cause and therefore ignore the ethical or moral consequences of their decisions. This type of group psychology has given history some of its darkest days.
- Stereotyped views of unfavorable out-groups is perpetuated. Stereotypical and extreme negative views of the “enemy” make effective responses to conflict seem unnecessary. This leads to the creation of devices like the infamous “Red List” which will ostensibly be used one day to rid the country of any dissenters.
- Direct pressure on dissentersin the group begins to surface in the early days of a movement. Members are under pressure not to express arguments against any of the group’s views. Political correctness is often used to usher in a group think kind of paradigm change. We have witnessed the climate change arguments and the advancement of gay marriage where nobody dare speak out against the concept at the risk of being branded “prejudiced”.
- Self-censorshipbecomes a critical operating component of the group. People fear speaking out, so they don’t. Doubts and deviations from the perceived group consensus are not expressed for fear of retaliation from the group and its leader. This is when a society begins to live in fear of its government and the establishment behind the government.
- The illusion of unanimityis perpetuated in and among the members of a group. The majority view and judgments are assumed to be unanimous. This becomes the well-spring of prohibitions on free speech, politically motivated round-ups and deportation to concentration camps (i.e. FEMA camps). Nowhere, can we find a better example of what happens when six corporations control 98% of the media. Browse through the networks, during the news hour, and you won’t find a stone’s throw difference between the way that CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and Fox, report the news. It is the ultimate example of groupthink. And it is the single most important reason that we have a “sheep mentality “among 95% of the people in this country.
- Self-appointed ‘mindguards’becomes a key operating component of the group. Members protect the group and the leader from information that is problematic or contradictory to the group’s cohesiveness, view, and/or decisions. This is the central operating principle of the maintenance of group think. Any dissension inside the group is quickly dealt with as if the dissenter were a member of the group of which their group is aligned against.
Examples of the Fallacy of Groupthink
Historians often point to examples of groupthink “fiascoes”. Dr. Janis offers as examples “the US failures to anticipate the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Bay of Pigs invasion, the escalation of the Vietnam war, and the ill-fated hostage rescue in Iran”. Certainly, the flawed policies enacted in conducting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are prime examples of this erroneous thinking brought about by the eight elements of group think. And this flawed thinking has led to the rise of ISIS, with the help of the CIA.
History commands to not forget the Holocaust, Rwanda, Mao’s purge in China and on and on it goes.
Groupthink Is Being Used to Condition the American People for World War
- With every journalist ISIS beheads and with every staged terror attack upon American interests, the American people are being readied for war and the invocation of groupthink is the prime method of mental subjugation of our people. Many of you reading these words are going to become victims to what is coming.The elite use such organizations as Tavistock Institute to devise public policy reflective of these psychological tools of manipulation.
Any organizing principle of war states that you must first neutralize the command and control structure over the enemy. This is why, whenever we invade a country, we first take out their radar and communications ability. This is one of the approaches that we need to employ in neutralizing the hold the globalists have over our minds. To do that, we only need to follow Jim Marrs’ advice and turn off the TV. Collapse the major instrument of control that our enemies employ against us, namely, the control over our minds through the mainstream media.
If CNN and FOX were to disappear, we would stop being conditioned on what to think and begin thinking for ourselves. Subsequently, the veil of deception would be removed from over our eyes. The sheep would lose their media based shepherd and the sheep would be forced to find their own way in life. The resulting paradigm could lead to a global awakening and, other than the return of Jesus, this would constitute the worst nightmare for the globalists.
Winning the Numbers War
Throughout my academic career, I have immersed myself in discovering how change occurs. Why do some movements take hold and win the day, while others die on the vine? The answer, coming from the field of social psychology, is surprisingly simple.
The flip side of groupthink also exists. The antidote to group think is more groupthink in the form of presenting a groupthink psychology that is the antithesis of the existing paradigm being perpetrated today.
The Ten Percent Factor
- Scientists from the prestigious Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have determined that if just 10% of any given population holds to an unshakable idea, that the idea will become adopted by the majority of the country. However, the scientists who belong to the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) found that if the ideas are shared by less than 10% of the population, the idea will not progress and will eventually die out. The research was first published in a peer reviewed E Journal in an article entitled “Social consensus through the influence of committed minorities.”Computational and analytical methods were used to discover the tipping point where an obscure idea eventually becomes the majority opinion. The finding has dramatic implications for those of us trying to wake up the sheep in this country.
The SNARC scientists found that the 10% figure was applicable whether they were talking about the spread of innovations or to advance an ideal.
Reaching 10% of the population should be the objective of the alternative media and the primary goal should be the preservation of the soul and not to be quite as focused on achieving physical victory in this realm of existence.
As previously stated, in order to wake up 10% of the population, the country would have to turn off the biggest propaganda device in the country, the television. Nature abhors a vacuum and if people were not watching television, they would begin to think for themselves, instead of being told what to think. If the 10% factor were to ever be reached, it would constitute groupthink in reverse.
There is no question that untold numbers of people are beginning to question the motives and actions of the government. And increasingly, these awakening sheep, are looking to us in the independent media for answers. The 64 million dollar question has to do with whether America will reach the 10% threshold in time to make any real difference?
The Globalists Will Never Let the Number of Awake Americans Reach 10%
If I can invoke the research of SNARC, don’t you think that the elite, with their vast resources already know the parameters of groupthink? Of course they do, they are using these principles against humanity in the here and now.
I am of the belief that the independent media is on the threshold of a major breakthrough and the 10% plateau will actually be achieved, if even for only a short time. I firmly believe that the 10% factor will only be achieved for a very short time. The globalists are not yet ready to completely subjugate the planet. However, they do have failsafe positions which they will resort to if the trend curve of their movement is being thwarted by an awakening population. What are these failsafe strategies? World War III comes quickly to mind. One has to simply create a false flag, blame the next terrorist group and go to war in order to perpetuate the threat. Groupthink is invoked and history repeats itself, again. The globalists have even a more virulent failsafe position in the form of a biological attack upon the people of the United States. A widespread biological attack would quickly reverse the momentum of any social movement against globalist tyranny.
Regardless, the only weapon that humanity has at it disposal in the moment, is to awaken as many people as possible.
February 5th, 2015 by olddog
A half century ago the infamous and timeworn trope coming from the supporters of the Viet Nam War was all over the airwaves. “Love It or Leave It” was the standard retort from the gung-ho believers to the anti-war activists, who filled the streets with civil disobedience. An entire era of youth came under suspicion, from fathers of that “Greatest Generation” for questioning the purpose and wisdom of American leaders and the military policy that drafted dissenting objectors into coercive service.
Now with the undying “War on Terror” as the trumped up cornerstone of government survival, the same old party line of jingoism rises again to smear any opposition of the all mighty war machine.
The following is written by a student, Alex Bertsch, not back in the 1960s but this year.
I can’t question the actions of the military without being anti-American. I can’t question events like the My Lai Massacre, in which U.S. Army soldiers killed between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in Vietnam, with virtually no punishment. I am barely allowed to question the Haditha Killings, in which U.S. Marines killed 24 civilians in 2006. Questioning these atrocities would be “un-American.”
As the public is being conditioned for the next round of conflicts, the mere idea of conducting an open and frank debate is too dangerous to allow. So when the hullabaloo over the Chris Kyle movie,American Sniper exploded, the NeoCons rushed in to prance out their ultranationalism for the NWO age. Just what kind of world have these super patriots of the internationalist imperium bestowed upon humanity?
Start with a review of the violent history of our species and especially the involvements from our own country in its short existence.
In the lifetime of the eldest living Americans, the Major Military Operations Since World War II gives a summary of the largest involvements.
For a more comprehensive analysis of American conflicts, “We’re at War!” — And We Have Been Since 1776: 214 Years of American War-Making, provides an exhaustive list.
- Pick any year since 1776 and there is about a 91% chance that America was involved in some war during that calendar year.
- No U.S. president truly qualifies as a peacetime president. Instead, all U.S. presidents can technically be considered “war presidents.”
- The U.S. has never gone a decade without war.
- The only time the U.S. went five years without war (1935-40) was during the isolationist period of the Great Depression.
If the goal is to build a global empire, all these campaigns fit a pattern of design and intention. But is this the true purpose of our founding as a nation?
When John Milton Hay Secretary of State coined the phrase, “A Splendid Little War” – Whose War Is It? he must have known that expansion to form an intercontinental realm was put irrepressibly in motion.
This NeoConservative philosophy is pure Internationalism in its most raw form. It is the antithesis of traditional American policy, and attempts to foster a new imperialism that is totally out of step and discredited by civilized societies. The portrait of the “Ugly American” is one that needs to be relegated to the scrap heap of embarrassed memories.
Regretfully, the entire last hundred years, billed as the American century, just continued an imperialism that kicked off with the Spanish American War. This foreign policy never made the world safe for some mythical “Democracy,” but actually set forth a domination culture of rhetoric and force that fostered the economic corporatist interests, protected by garrison outposts scattered around the world.
So what sleight of hand or mental hypnosis keeps the gullible public from facing up to the indisputable facts that all these oversea adventures actually destroy our country’s real security?
Libertarian Jacob G. Hornberger makes a striking argument in THE TROOPS ARE DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY that help answers this question. This viewpoint goes directly to de-constructing the silly blind faith that the Pudd’nhead flag wavers keep following with every additional failed overseas venture.
The mindset that is common to U.S. troops serving overseas is that they are all doing it for America, for us, for our rights and freedoms, for our safety and security. They’ll all tell you that they are doing it because they love their country.
There’s one big problem with that mindset, however. The truth is that the troops, through what they’re doing over there, are indirectly destroying our country, our rights and freedoms, our safety and security, and our economic well-being.
Once again, the justification is to “keep us safe.” Safe from what? From the people over there who are angry over what the troops are doing over there. The more people the troops kill and maim, the angrier people get, the greater the threat of terrorist retaliation, the greater the need to keep us safe, and the greater the infringements on our freedom and well-being.
The troops have convinced themselves that they’re over there killing the people who would otherwise be coming over here to kill us. That’s ridiculous. If people wanted to come over here to kill us, they could easily circumvent the troops and come over here and kill us.
With the open border approach in effect, the long forgotten Monroe Doctrine exempts the refugees from our hemisphere from colonizing our own land. Such acts of aggression go unpunished, while deploying foreign legions around the rest of the globe is defended as necessary.
Wake up America! Where is the common sense to ignore the pontifications of government authorities and trained seal newspeak propagandists?
Celebrating the gallantry of a Navy SEAL psychopath assassin like Chris Kyle defies the most rudimentary sense of moral scrutiny, even if one wants to argue the “just war” theorem. However, if you candidly research the covert connections in the creation, funding and training of the mythical terrorism threats, the conclusion will adopt the undeniable linkage to Western government’s hidden hand behind the scenes.
Ken O’Keefe, a former US Marine discusses Washington’s major role in either generating or aggravating most of the current crises across the world and allowing groups like the ISIL Takfiri terrorists to foster and grow in the video US can no longer deny its support for ISIL.
Much has been written about how the world has changed after 9-11. The three videos on 911 a saga of deceit and lies goe unanswered because the facts presented have no legitimate counter by the establishment warmongers.
Chicken hawks, like Senator Lindsey Graham that routinely spread their drivel on Faux News are reprehensible. When his patron oracle Senator John McCain spills his vile indignation, the pompous faithful of the permanent warfare society rally round his banner.
The Zero Hedge article asks important questions, 59% Of Americans Support Post-9/11 Torture – Propaganda, Cultural Sickness, Or Both? The way you answer directly reflects your attitude about the supposed “War on Terror.” Whatever it takes to keep the homeland safe never includes questioning the factual circumstances that reveal the false flag nature, used for the phony justification to build a domestic police state.
There is no place for the “Truth Movement” in the realm of the NeoCon right-thinking camp. One such Kool-Aid dispenser in the deadly disease of disinformation is Cliff Kincaid. His article, Lies of the 9/11 “Truth” Movement, published in Accuracy in Media is a classic in denial.
The “inside job” theory of 9/11 is appealing to those holding a Marxist or anti-Semitic view that American foreign policy is secretly manipulated by “imperialist” or “Zionist” agents. On other occasions, the puppet-masters are “global elites” or members of secret clubs. These theories preclude serious thinking about why America is under attack and by whom. Facts and evidence don’t matter when a theory about sinister secret agents with no names makes more sense.
Paleo-conservatives are the genuine voice of authentic conservatism. The Love It or Leave It crowds of paper mache sword-waving jingoists who purport to be patriots are committed internationalists in the advancement of an American Empire. Their bellicose and warmongering mindset is no formula for genuine patriotism.
More Liberty Now concludes and asks a question that few dare to confront.
“Love it or leave it” admits that the government is a monopoly that claims ownership of us all. This ultimatum is not compatible with free market beliefs. It advocates settling for mediocrity and a monopoly. Worst of all, it’s a false choice since the very government we are urged to love will not allow anyone to leave its jurisdiction. That doesn’t fit within any definition of “patriotic” I’m aware of. Does it fit yours?
People are so dumbed down about true national security since 911 and gleefully boast and demonstrate their pride in stupidity. Hypocrites who refuse to face reality about their government and foreign policy wickedness, while pretending to be champions of American principles, are mentally ill betrayers.
Amerika is in a death spiral because denial is the new national anthem, sung to the tune of THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, for an American nation that no longer exists.
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SARTRE is the pen name of James Hall, a reformed, former political operative. This pundit’s formal instruction in History, Philosophy and Political Science served as training for activism, on the staff of several politicians and in many campaigns. A believer in authentic Public Service, independent business interests were pursued in the private sector. Speculation in markets, and international business investments, allowed for extensive travel and a world view for commerce. SARTRE is the publisher of BREAKING ALL THE RULES. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org