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The Final Push — Splitting Up Iraq

May 10, 2015

“Iraq’s fate was sealed from the moment we invaded: it has no future as a unitary state … Iraq is fated to split apart into at least three separate states…This was the War Party’s real if unexpressed goal from the very beginning: the atomization of Iraq, and indeed the entire Middle East. Their goal, in short, was chaos – and that is precisely what we are seeing today.” — Justin Raimondo, editor Antiwar.com A bill that could divide Iraq into three separate entities has passed the US House Armed Services... Read article

The Rich Get Richer

May 9, 2015

Why are stocks still flying-high when the smart money has fled overseas and the US economy has ground to a halt? According to Marketwatch: “For the eighth week in a row, long-term mutual funds saw more money flowing out of U.S. stocks and into international stocks, according to the Investment Company Institute……For the week ended April 22, U.S. stocks saw $3.4 billion in net outflows from long-term mutual funds…For the year to date, net outflows for U.S. stocks are $13.79 billion, while inflows for international... Read article

Economy Gives Up The Ghost

May 2, 2015

Obama’s “No Growth, No Jobs, No Recovery” The world’s biggest economy ground to a standstill in the first quarter of 2015 wracked by massive job losses in the oil sector, falling personal consumption, weak exports and droopy fixed investment. Real gross domestic product (GDP), the value of the production of goods and services in the US, increased at an abysmal annual rate of just 0.2 percent in Q1 ’15 according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis demonstrating conclusively that 6 years of zero rates and Large-Scale... Read article

Why Obama Wants To Lift Sanctions On Iran

May 2, 2015

“It is essential to recognize that Iran does not currently have a nuclear weapons program, nor does it possess a nuclear weapon. On February 26, James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Ayatollah Khomenei, the supreme leader of Iran, ended his country’s nuclear weapons program in 2003 and “as far as we know, he’s not made the decision to go for a nuclear weapon.” This repeats the “high-confidence” judgement of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC)... Read article

Another Idiotic Plan To Hurt Russia

April 25, 2015

“The U.S. must show the leadership necessary to establish and protect a new order that holds the promise of convincing potential competitors that they need not aspire to a greater role or pursue a more aggressive posture to protect their legitimate interests…..We must, however, be mindful that…Russia will remain the strongest military power in Eurasia and the only power in the world with the capability of destroying the United States.” –The Wolfowitz Doctrine, the original version of the Defense Planning... Read article

Saudis Face Defeat In Yemen And Instability At Home

April 18, 2015

“The interventions of US imperialism, with the direct collaboration of the Saudi monarchy, have plunged the entire Middle East into chaos and bloodshed—from the destruction of Iraq, to the transformation of Libya into a militia-ravaged “failed state,” to the ongoing carnage inflicted upon Syria … This predatory imperialist offensive threatens to ignite a region-wide conflagration, even as Washington deliberately ratchets up military tensions with both Russia and China. The threat of these separate conflicts coalescing... Read article

Washington’s War On Russia

March 21, 2015

“In order to survive and preserve its leading role on the international stage, the US desperately needs to plunge Eurasia into chaos, (and) to cut economic ties between Europe and Asia-Pacific Region … Russia is the only (country) within this potential zone of instability that is capable of resistance. It is the only state that is ready to confront the Americans. Undermining Russia’s political will for resistance… is a vitally important task for America.” -Nikolai Starikov, Western Financial System Is Driving... Read article

Splitting The Atlantic Alliance

March 14, 2015

NATO Lies and Provocations… “The war has been provoked to destroy the Russian World, to draw Europe into it, and to surround Russia with hostile countries. Unleashing this world war, America is trying to deal with its own internal problems.” – Sergei Glazyev, Advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin The fabrications of NATO’s top commander in Europe, General Philip Breedlove, have driven a wedge between Germany and the United States that could lead to a collapse of the Atlantic Alliance. According to the... Read article

How Putin Blocked The U.S. Pivot To Asia

March 7, 2015

“The collapse of the Soviet Union removed the only constraint on Washington’s power to act unilaterally abroad…. Suddenly the United States found itself to be the Uni-power, the ‘world’s only superpower.’  Neoconservatives proclaimed ‘the end of history.’” —  Paul Craig Roberts,  former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury “Don’t blame the mirror if your face is crooked.” — Russian proverb Vladimir Putin delivered a speech at the 43rd Munich Security Conference that created a rift between... Read article

Showdown In Athens

March 1, 2015

Varoufakis vs. The Troika… “Will the United States, Germany, the rest of the European Union, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund – collectively constituting the International Mafia – allow the new Greek leaders of the Syriza party to dictate the conditions of Greece’s rescue and salvation? The answer at the moment is a decided “No”. — William Blum, The Greek Tragedy, Veracity Voice “The Greek economy is finished…. There is no power, no force within the Greek economy,... Read article

Varoufakis Keeps Greece In The Eurozone, By Its Fingernails

February 24, 2015

“Though it’s happening to a stricken country, on the edge of Europe, the choices presented to Greece are being understood throughout Europe… Obey or leave.” — Paul Mason, Channel 4 News Blog It’s not easy to negotiate with a gun to your head.  Nevertheless, that’s the situation Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis found himself in on Friday preceding a crucial meeting with the Eurogroup. According to one report, the objective of the last-ditch confab  “was to prepare a consensus text that would... Read article

The Battle Behind the Fog of Propaganda

February 22, 2015

The “Exceptional” U.S. Suffers Crushing Defeat in Debaltsevo… “There’s no city left. It’s destroyed.” — Anonymous Ukrainian soldier following the battle of Debaltsevo In less than a year, the United States has toppled the democratically-elected government of Ukraine, installed a Washington-backed stooge in Kiev, launched a bloody and costly war of annihilation on Russian-speaking people in the East, thrust the economy into a downward death spiral, and reduced the nation to an anarchic, failed state... Read article

Don’t Tell Anyone In Berlin

February 21, 2015

Ironman Varoufakis’s Revolutionary Plan for Europe… “The ongoing dispute between the German and Greek governments is nothing less than a democratic revolution against German hegemony and the attempt of the Germans and their paladins in the EU to dictate Greek domestic policy.” –Mathew D. Rose, It’s a revolution, Stupid! Naked Capitalism “Germany is eating itself over Greece. It is eroding its moral authority, and seems prepared to destroy the eurozone’s integrity just to make a point.” –Paul Mason,... Read article

The Fallujah Option For East Ukraine

February 7, 2015

“I want to appeal to the Ukrainian people, to the mothers, the fathers, the sisters and the grandparents. Stop sending your sons and brothers to this pointless, merciless slaughter. The interests of the Ukrainian government are not your interests. I beg of you: Come to your senses. You do not have to water Donbass fields with Ukrainian blood. It’s not worth it.” — Alexander Zakharchenko,  Prime Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic Washington needs a war in Ukraine to achieve its strategic objectives. This... Read article

Are Plunging Petrodollar Revenues Behind The Fed’s Projected Rate Hikes?

January 21, 2015

If This Doesn’t Make You Mad… Why is the Fed threatening to raise interest rates when the economy is still in the doldrums? Is it because they want to avoid further asset-price inflation, prevent the economy from overheating, or is it something else altogether? Take a look at the chart below and you’ll see why the Fed might want to raise rates prematurely. It all has to do with the sharp decline in petrodollars that are no longer recycling into US financial assets. This is from Reuters: Petrodollar Exports Source:... Read article

Oil Price Blowback

January 10, 2015

Is Putin Creating A New World Order? “If undercharging for energy products occurs deliberately, it also effects those who introduce these limitations. Problems will arise and grow, worsening the situation not only for Russia but also for our partners.” – Russian President Vladimir Putin It’s hard to know which country is going to suffer the most from falling oil prices. Up to now, of course, Russia, Iran and Venezuela have taken the biggest hit, but that will probably change as time goes on. What the Obama... Read article

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