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Anatomy of Terror



Files show hundreds of US plots, refugee connection






Newly obtained #congressional #data shows hundreds of #terror #plots have been stopped in the #US since 9/11 – mostly involving #foreign-born suspects, including dozens of #refugees.

The files are sure to inflame the debate over the #Obama administration’s push to admit thousands more refugees from #Syria and elsewhere, a proposal #DonaldTrump has vehemently opposed on the 2016 #campaign trail.

“[T]hese data make clear that the #UnitedStates not only lacks the ability to properly #screen individuals prior to their arrival, but also that our #nation has an unprecedented #assimilation problem,” Sens. #JeffSessions, R-Ala., and #TedCruz, R-Texas, told President Obama in a June 14 letter, obtained by FoxNews.com.

The files also give fresh insight into the true scope of the terror threat and cover a wide range of cases, including …

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/06/22/anatomy-terror-threat-files-shed-light-on-nature-extent-plots-in-us.html?intcmp=hpbt3

#Terrorism #US #USA #Leftism #Leftists #Terrorists

Anatomy of the terror threat: Files show hundreds of US plots, refugee connection

Newly obtained congressional data shows hundreds of terror plots have been stopped in the U.S. since 9/11 – mostly involving foreign-born suspects, including dozens of refugees.
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Anatomy of Terror



Files show hundreds of US plots, refugee connection






Newly obtained #congressional #data shows hundreds of #terror #plots have been stopped in the #US since 9/11 – mostly involving #foreign-born suspects, including dozens of #refugees.

The files are sure to inflame the debate over the #Obama administration’s push to admit thousands more refugees from #Syria and elsewhere, a proposal #DonaldTrump has vehemently opposed on the 2016 #campaign trail.

“[T]hese data make clear that the #UnitedStates not only lacks the ability to properly #screen individuals prior to their arrival, but also that our #nation has an unprecedented #assimilation problem,” Sens. #JeffSessions, R-Ala., and #TedCruz, R-Texas, told President Obama in a June 14 letter, obtained by FoxNews.com.

The files also give fresh insight into the true scope of the terror threat and cover a wide range of cases, including …

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/06/22/anatomy-terror-threat-files-shed-light-on-nature-extent-plots-in-us.html?intcmp=hpbt3

#Terrorism #US #USA #Leftism #Leftists #Terrorists

Anatomy of the terror threat: Files show hundreds of US plots, refugee connection

Newly obtained congressional data shows hundreds of terror plots have been stopped in the U.S. since 9/11 – mostly involving foreign-born suspects, including dozens of refugees.
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2016 Year in Review



ASA in 2016: Protecting Patients, Defending Facts, Educating Leaders



ASA Files Demand to Correct DEA Misinformation- Roadmap for Medical Cannabis Policy Shows Solutions - Report Shows Cannabis Can Address Opioid Crisis - ASA Brings Patient Pleas for Reform to UN - Medical Cannabis Educational Resource Launches Online - Annual Report on Safe Access Finds States Improving

Federal Medical Cannabis Developments- Congress Extends State Medical Cannabis Protections through April - Appeals Court Says DOJ Can’t Prosecute State-Legal Individuals - Appeals Court Rules Medical Cannabis Patients Can’t Buy Guns - DEA Again Denies Medical Use of Cannabis, Rejects Rescheduling

State Medical Cannabis Progress- Lawmakers Enact New Medical Cannabis Laws in Ohio and Pennsylvania - Lawmakers in Many States Expand and Accelerate Safe Access - Arkansas, North Dakota, Florida, Montana Voters OK Initiatives

http://www.safeaccessnow.org/

#patients #cannabis #cannabispatients #DEA #misinformation #medicine #medical #medicalcannabis #education #cannabiseducation #congres #US #USA #USACongress #Appelas #Court #AppealsCourt #medicinal #cannabismedicinal #cannabismedicinaluse #ASA #AmericansforSafeAccess #AmericansSafeAccess #marijuana #hemp #weed #ganja #pot #grass #
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When Fake News Gets People Killed, It Must Be Stopped


#Obama is right. #Facebook is right. #Google and Twitter are right. #Fakenews is all around us, and it must be stopped.

But there is no war on fake news. There is only a war on #alternative and #independent media — media who question the official lines advanced by the #corporate media.

#US #Syria #Libya #Iraq #Iran #Russia #Serbia #propagandahttp://theantimedia.org/fake-news-people-killed-stopped/
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When Fake News Gets People Killed, It Must Be Stopped


#Obama is right. #Facebook is right. #Google and Twitter are right. #Fakenews is all around us, and it must be stopped.

But there is no war on fake news. There is only a war on #alternative and #independent media — media who question the official lines advanced by the #corporate media.

#US #Syria #Libya #Iraq #Iran #Russia #Serbia #propagandahttp://theantimedia.org/fake-news-people-killed-stopped/

Government, the Abolisher of the Ultimate Energy Source






Introduction



Today we are told #solar and #wind #power are the #ultimate energy sources for the #future. This trend is accompanied by relentless #expansion of #government #subsidies, and flexible #regulations around the solar and wind #industry. However, this “ultimate clean energy source” is neither ultimate, nor is it so #clean. In reality, it is also quite #expensive. While #Republicans champion the use of #fossil-fuels and try to subsidize power plants and production of fossil fuels, and alternatively while #Democrats champion solar, natural #gas, and wind, we #libertarians argue that #subsidizing and #regulating the #energy sector is an extremely bad idea and does not allow #markets to set energy #prices.

#Government has destroyed the ultimate, cleanest, and what should be an inexpensive industry compared to its partners in terms of initial costs: the #nuclear industry. From the very beginning, governments had #altered the course of the nuclear industry and its actual #potential to power the #US for an extremely low cost, while releasing an extremely small amount of #carbon-dioxide or any other types of harmful pollutants into the #air (which in turn fuels the extremely controversial #climateChange/global warming debate).

Origins of #NuclearEnergy



First, we must understand how governments had from the very #inception of nuclear energy, altered its course for government benefits. In the late 1930s, the power to harvest nuclear energy was discovered. However, its use would not initially be used for the greater good nuclear energy has the potential for. #Scientists all over the #SovietUnion, #NaziGermany, and the Western #Allies petitioned their governments to take up nuclear energy only so that they could produce #nuclearWeapons.

When large governments have the ability to wage #wars, and start what could be considered an #unproductive time period, many new #technologies and #innovations would be used for war, rather than for peaceful purposes. What if the #FederalReserve did not fuel the #stockmarket #crash of 1929, nor the #GreatDepression be prolonged, and what if the #WeimarRepublic, from its conception, did not suffer harsh economic burdens? Such large wars which had risen from government #interventions would most likely only result in much smaller wars between smaller nations rather than a full-on #WorldWar. The US would most likely not be the super power today, although it would be a strong #nation regardless (especially with its economy).

From this, what would the scientists who understood how nuclear energy works most likely do? If in #peace time, the most obvious answer was to try and find ways to fund their #research in order to produce #electricity. This would most probably go through large electric #companies, #universities, and other #private entities which would have the ability to get the right type of #funding, #equipment, and other essentials in order to harvest electricity via nuclear energy.

But what guarantees such projects would be carried out, especially that they would most probably cost a fortune to get up and running? #NikolaTesla did not receive a single government #grant when discovering how to use #AC to power homes; instead he …

Part 1: https://beinglibertarian.com/government-abolisher-ultimate-energy-source-part-1/



Part 2: https://beinglibertarian.com/government-abolisher-ultimate-energy-source-part-2/



#BeingLibertarian #Libertarian #Power #NuclearEnergy #NPP #MSR #Thorium #FreeMarkethttps://beinglibertarian.com/government-abolisher-ultimate-energy-source-part-1/
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Government, the Abolisher of the Ultimate Energy Source






Introduction



Today we are told #solar and #wind #power are the #ultimate energy sources for the #future. This trend is accompanied by relentless #expansion of #government #subsidies, and flexible #regulations around the solar and wind #industry. However, this “ultimate clean energy source” is neither ultimate, nor is it so #clean. In reality, it is also quite #expensive. While #Republicans champion the use of #fossil-fuels and try to subsidize power plants and production of fossil fuels, and alternatively while #Democrats champion solar, natural #gas, and wind, we #libertarians argue that #subsidizing and #regulating the #energy sector is an extremely bad idea and does not allow #markets to set energy #prices.

#Government has destroyed the ultimate, cleanest, and what should be an inexpensive industry compared to its partners in terms of initial costs: the #nuclear industry. From the very beginning, governments had #altered the course of the nuclear industry and its actual #potential to power the #US for an extremely low cost, while releasing an extremely small amount of #carbon-dioxide or any other types of harmful pollutants into the #air (which in turn fuels the extremely controversial #climateChange/global warming debate).

Origins of #NuclearEnergy



First, we must understand how governments had from the very #inception of nuclear energy, altered its course for government benefits. In the late 1930s, the power to harvest nuclear energy was discovered. However, its use would not initially be used for the greater good nuclear energy has the potential for. #Scientists all over the #SovietUnion, #NaziGermany, and the Western #Allies petitioned their governments to take up nuclear energy only so that they could produce #nuclearWeapons.

When large governments have the ability to wage #wars, and start what could be considered an #unproductive time period, many new #technologies and #innovations would be used for war, rather than for peaceful purposes. What if the #FederalReserve did not fuel the #stockmarket #crash of 1929, nor the #GreatDepression be prolonged, and what if the #WeimarRepublic, from its conception, did not suffer harsh economic burdens? Such large wars which had risen from government #interventions would most likely only result in much smaller wars between smaller nations rather than a full-on #WorldWar. The US would most likely not be the super power today, although it would be a strong #nation regardless (especially with its economy).

From this, what would the scientists who understood how nuclear energy works most likely do? If in #peace time, the most obvious answer was to try and find ways to fund their #research in order to produce #electricity. This would most probably go through large electric #companies, #universities, and other #private entities which would have the ability to get the right type of #funding, #equipment, and other essentials in order to harvest electricity via nuclear energy.

But what guarantees such projects would be carried out, especially that they would most probably cost a fortune to get up and running? #NikolaTesla did not receive a single government #grant when discovering how to use #AC to power homes; instead he …

Part 1: https://beinglibertarian.com/government-abolisher-ultimate-energy-source-part-1/



Part 2: https://beinglibertarian.com/government-abolisher-ultimate-energy-source-part-2/



#BeingLibertarian #Libertarian #Power #NuclearEnergy #NPP #MSR #Thorium #FreeMarkethttps://beinglibertarian.com/government-abolisher-ultimate-energy-source-part-1/
#ThisWeekInPictures: Nov. 4 - 11 by NBC News Jubilant Trump supporters, despondent Clinton backers, football in Iraq and more of the week's best pictures. #image #photo #picture #pictures #foto #photography #photograph

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#ThisWeekInPictures: Nov. 4 - 11 by NBC News Jubilant Trump supporters, despondent Clinton backers, football in Iraq and more of the week's best pictures. #image #photo #picture #pictures #foto #photography #photograph

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NATO and the contradictions within western Imperialism



http://www.marxist.com/nato-and-the-contradictions-within-western-imperialism.htm

#nato #contradictions #western #imperialism #us #russia #eu #eastern #europe #brexit #syria #politics #economy #social #crisis #capitalism #globalization #summit

NATO and the contradictions within western Imperialism

The recent NATO summit in Warsaw was full of contradiction and tensions between members of the alliance. The fragility of NATO’s power and the instability of world relations were on display for all to see.
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Survey shows plunging public support for TTIP in US and Germany



http://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-usa-trade-idUSKCN0XI0AT

#TTIP #germany #us #usa #survey #reuters

Survey shows plunging public support for TTIP in U.S. and Germany

Support for the transatlantic trade deal known as TTIP has fallen sharply in Germany and the United States, a survey showed on Thursday, days before Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama meet to try to breathe new life into the pact.
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#Academics Urge McGraw-Hill Education to Reverse Decision to Destroy #Textbook



Dozens of Prominent Academics Urge McGraw-Hill Education to Reverse Decision to Censor #Palestinian Loss of Land Maps

Last month, publishing giant McGraw-Hill Education withdrew and destroyed copies of a #US #college level textbook because of complaints from supporters of Israel over a series of maps showing loss of Palestinian land from 1946, shortly before Israel was established, to 2000.

In response to this shocking and outrageous act of #censorship of the Palestinian narrative from US schoolbooks, dozens of respected Palestinian, Israeli, and American academics have signed onto the enclosed open letter calling on McGraw-Hill Education to reverse its decision. Signatories include Rashid Khalidi, Noura Erakat, Noam Chomsky, Judith Butler, Sarah Schulman, Avi Shlaim, Ilan Pappé, and Angela Davis.

Academics Urge McGraw-Hill Education to Reverse Decision to Destroy Textbook • Jewish Voice for Peace

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2016  Dozens of Prominent Academics Urge McGraw-Hill Education to Reverse Decision to Censor Palestinian Loss of Land Maps Last month, publishing giant McGraw-Hill Education withdrew and destroyed copies...
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#apple fan believes that the #us is a guardian of #internet #freedom - he must not have followed news

Stop the Obama administration from surrendering authority over the Internet | ZDNet

The "IANA Transition" took a big step forward this month and we are one step closer to the US government handing control over the DNS and IP numbering to a vaguely-defined group accountable, effectively, to nobody.

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There is a dangerous game being played in Syria right now and one that may eventually affect the lives of every human being on the planet. Eventually, the Russians – the only military legally bombing inside Syria – will be forced to respond directly or face terrorism running rampant inside their own borders in the not-so-distant future along with an embattled government and the hovering Anglo-American vultures awaiting the perfect time to swoop in and implement their long-sought-after geopolitical goals. Indeed, Russia has no choice in the matter. - #us #attacks #syrian #military, world awaits #russian #response. http://www.activistpost.com/2015/12/us-attacks-syrian-military-world-awaits-russian-response.html
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US 'accidentally' strikes Syrian Army position, then immediately ISIL 'accidentally' attacks the very same position...



Below are pictures of the aftermath of the aggression of the US-led coalition on a location of the Syrian army in Deir Ezzor.

The bombardment from the missile was directed accurately to cause the destruction of vehicles and mechanisms of the army, the fatalities of soldiers and the wounding of others. The elite forces in the Syrian army managed to repel the ISIS attack immediately after the bombing stopped, which led to many terrorist losses of large equipment and many personnel, with the attack being disrupted.

http://fortruss.blogspot.com.es/2015/12/us-led-coalition-airstrike-on-saa.html

#syria #us #usa #terrorism #isil

US-led coalition airstrike on SAA position in Deir Ezzor (Photos)

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#TTIP or no TTIP -- our representatives in the #EuropeanParliament ( #MEPs ) will play a crucial role when it comes to deciding whether this historic trade deal between the #US and #EU will become reality.
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With our democracy on the line and our health and environmental standards up for negotiation -- it couldn’t be more vital for our MEPs to know exactly what they’ll have to decide on.
EU Commissioners say they're giving access to MEPs, but we know it's just not true. Share this infographic to make sure people all over Europe understand just how undemocratic this trade deal is.
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Number of americans killed last year per category



#us #police #policebrutality #usa
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Preparing for #War with #Russia? #NATO War #Games “Joint #Warrior” in #Scotland: 13,000 #Troops, 54 #Warships, 70 #Planes, #Submarines

The following compilation of articles, reports and press releases from official sources was undertaken by Rick Rozoff, published on Stop NATO.

We have highlighted relevant sections. What this review confirms is that the #US and its NATO allies are on an active war footing. #US-NATO military exercises, training and planning are being regularly conducted on Russia’s doorstep in Eastern #Europe, the #Black #Sea basins and the #Baltic states.

Whereas Russia is not mentioned, these various military initiatives and “defensive” war games threaten the #Russian #Federation.

They involve the participation of troops from several NATO and NATO partner countries.

What these articles and reports suggest is that #Washington is anxious to mobilize military forces within NATO and NATO partner countries without the need to deploy a large number of US troops. ...

Global Research: Preparing for War with Russia? NATO War Games "Joint Warrior" in Scotland: 13,000 Troops, 54 Warships, 70 Planes, Submarines

Sputnik International April 16, 2015 Iran Ready to Cooperate With Russia, China, India to Oppose NATO in Europe MOSCOW: Iran calls for cooperation with Russia, India and China to oppose NATO's plans for military expansion in Europe, the country's Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said Thursday at a press conference in Moscow.
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A War Written in Stone



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Source: http://peakenergi.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/a-war-written-in-stone/
Swedish: https://peakenergi.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/kriget-ar-skrivet-i-sten/

Background



Speculations about whether or not the #US will attack #Syria are all over the news. Some believe the whole thing is a bluff, others that it will lead to a Third World War. I exclude no possibility but dare say that a new armed conflict in the #MiddleEast is inevitable. A major #war in the Middle East is written in stone, and in this post, I will try to explain why.

The dollar as the world currency



After the Second World War, the #dollar emerged as a global currency. #USA stood victorious with a fully intact industry and with the world’s largest #gold reserve; there was simply no realistic alternative to the dollar at that time. The post-war monetary paradigm that emerged was called the #Bretton-Woods system. The basic principle of this system was that all currencies were pegged against the dollar, which in turn was pegged against gold at $35 per ounce. In 1971, the Bretton-Woods system collapsed when the United States declared that it had printed too many dollars relative to how much gold it possessed. In practice this meant that the United States went bankrupt and the entire international monetary system had to be replaced.

Introducing the Petrodollar



Until 1971, the dollar was backed by the gold reserve possessed by the U.S. Everyone had confidence in dollars, because they could always be redeemed for the same amount of gold; hence trading in dollars was equivalent with trading in gold. In 1971, this confidence vanished and the lack of trust destabilized financial markets as the dollar now in practice was nothing more than a worthless piece of paper. To restore confidence in the dollar, and to maintain its position as a world #currency, Washington was forced to back its dollars with something else. The problem was tricky to solve because, not only did the U.S lack enough gold, it was also struck by #PeakOil the very same year. The decision was therefore to blatantly back up the dollar with other countries’ oil. #Washington knew that all countries in the world must buy oil in order to survive, and if everyone had to pay for that oil with dollar, the dollar would become even stronger than it had been before 1971.

The U.S. implemented a simple plan 1971: Forcing #OPEC to only accept dollars as payment for its #oil. Earlier, the U.S. gold reserve gave the dollar strength, now it was OPEC’s oil. Suddenly, the U.S. could print any amount of dollars at any time without presenting any underlying assets of its own.

The World of Petrodollar



Simplified to three individual countries, we can explain the current world trade like this:

#SaudiArabia: Provides the rest of the world with oil. Accepts only U.S. dollars as payment and thus have a large pile of dollars in its vault.

#China: Provides products and services to the rest of the world. By selling mainly to the U.S., and therefore getting paid in dollar, China is also piling up huge amounts of dollars.

#UnitedStates: Provides the world with U.S. dollars, as long as the printing press works the U.S. can freely #consume any amount of oil, and import whatever it needs from China.

It may seem absurd, but this is how the #Petrodollar works. China and Saudi Arabia are indeed rich in this system, but they are rich in dollars. If China and Saudi Arabia starts trading, they will actually just trade dollars with each other. No country can shop for their dollars without someone else getting an even bigger pile of dollars. You cannot escape the Petrodollar, period. The only thing that consumes Petrodollar in this system would be indebted countries that must pay of their dollar denominated debts. The fact that all dollars originate from the #printingpress in the U.S., translates into that all nations indebted in dollars are working for the U.S… for free.

Organizations such as the #WTO are actively maintaining this unjust world order by enforcing global #trade in Petrodollar. The #IMF is an organization that in a similar manner emits #loans in dollars, and thus forcing countries into the world of Petrodollar. All #debt must be paid by future #growth, which in turn requires more oil. Both debt and oil is paid for in dollars, the #monopoly currency of the United States. The #media is talking a lot about how the WTO stands for #freetrade and the IMF is helping poor countries get back on their feet. Nothing could be more misleading.

Have you ever wondered why some #thirdworld countries are so poor even though they have large amounts of natural #resources, cheap #labor, non-existent environmental laws and other benefits that would contribute to economic #wealth? These countries have no choice but to sell everything they own in exchange for dollars. Mines that take 10,000 men 100 years to build can easily be bought by the U.S. if the printing press runs a few extra hours in the evening. The Petrodollar is a #rigged game where some will lose no matter what they do.

Why not leave the Petrodollar?



Four OPEC countries have chosen to leave the Petrodollar: #Iraq, #Libya, #Iran and #Venezuela. The first two were bombed by the U.S., after which they re-introduced the Petrodollar. Iran and Venezuela suffer massive economic, diplomatic and even violent attacks from #Washington. Already eleven years ago, the #CIA organized a coup d’état in Venezuela that almost succeeded. Iran is even worse off with half the U.S. fleet off their coast. If you as a leader decide that your country should leave the Petrodollar, you may expect the U.S. to level your nation with the ground and make sure that you never make the same ”mistake” again.
Nobody wants to end up like #Gaddafi or #Saddam; therefore most countries sell their oil for dollars and enjoy U.S. #military protection.

Other nations of the world are either allied with the U.S. in this Petrodollar system, or in desperate need of oil, and thus have no other choice but to recognize the Petrodollar. #Russia is one exception to this rule, and one of few countries that dares to talk back to the U.S, simply because Russia is a huge oil producer and immune to the Petrodollar. Also China may resist pressure from Washington because the country imports large amounts of oil from the enemies of the Petrodollar in Russia, Iran and Venezuela. For countries that do not want to entrust Russia with their future, no alternative remains but to buy oil for dollars.

The Petrodollar is already 40 years old, will it survive another 40 years?
OPEC has lost half of its share of the world oil production since the Petrodollar was introduced. America’s own oil production has already peaked and will continue its downward trend once #shale oil no longer delivers what it promises. This is bad enough for the Petrodollar, but it will get worse.

In the beginning of this post I wrote that the dollar since 1971 was backed by oil. Even if OPEC, Russia and all other countries around the world tried to keep the Petrodollar alive it would not be sufficient since Peak Oil has already occurred. Because of Peak Oil, we know that oil production will not increase, but rather decrease. If oil production drops, the U.S. can no longer shop for freshly printed dollars without causing the price of oil, which is priced in dollars, to reach the moon.

The dollar is a currency backed by the amount of oil sold in dollars; this is the essence of the Petrodollar. The #price of oil will therefore increase if the U.S. prints more dollars than there is oil for sale in U.S. dollars. Similarly, the price of oil drops if the U.S. prints fewer dollars. Since Peak Oil has occurred, the U.S. has no choice but to print fewer dollars until the day comes when the Petrodollar finally dies. If the U.S. continues to print dollars at the same rate as before, #inflation and #hyperinflation will inevitably occur.

To stop printing dollars is not an option for the U.S. since Washington has indebted the country to the hilt. If the #FED even suggests that tapering is on the table, #interestrates skyrocket and #stockmarkets collapse. If the U.S. reduces the rate at which it is printing dollar, the national #debt will implode. If the U.S. doesn’t reduce the rate, the dollar itself will collapse through hyperinflation. Therefore, I am confident that Petrodollar cannot survive another 40 years, or even 4 years. Because of Peak Oil the collapse of the Petrodollar is a fact, the only questions are when and how.

Why must there be a war?



War never starts because someone has the wrong religion, is cruel to its people or anything else you have learned in school. People are fed with these stories to motivate families to sacrifice their sons for others’ financial interests. The #genocide in #Rwanda in 1994 was blatantly ignored, and countries like #France chose to leave the defenseless victims when it became critical. No one accepted the #UN’s appeal for #military intervention because there was no economic interest in an intervention in Rwanda. If there on the other hand are financial interests in a conflict, outside countries gladly provide #terrorists with #weapons in the hope that a situation will arise that justify military intervention.

The Petrodollar is the largest financial interest mankind has ever seen. Two world wars have been started for far less. When Peak Oil is now slowly but surely causing the Petrodollar to collapse, the U.S. has two options:
  • Accept that the #game is lost and let the nation implode.
  • Take advantage of the fact that it has a larger defense budget than the entire rest of the world combined.
The U.S. will obviously #gamble on option 2, especially since the impact of option 1 is at least as bad as a #war. Washington have known since 1971 that this day will eventually come and have already decided on option 2, this is the reason behind the enormous #defense budget. The U.S. has also clearly demonstrated, in for example #Iraq, that Washington will choose option 2 without a doubt.

Although the Petrodollar is doomed because of Peak Oil, Washington will try to exploit this #system to the very end. Let us assume that the U.S. succeeds and defeats Iran without triggering a new world war. Surely the Petrodollar will survive a couple of more years, but then Russia will emerge on the list of countries to be bombed. Or is there some other giant oil reserve I have missed that you can buy for dollars?

As unlikely as the U.S. abandons the benefits of the Petrodollar, is the idea that Russia and China voluntarily would allow themselves to be #enslaved under the very same Petrodollar. It should now be clear to everyone that Russia and China will not let U.S. embark on Iran without a fight. The leadership in #Moscow and #Beijing are fully aware of how the Petrodollar operates and understands the importance of keeping the world’s fourth largest oil producer beyond Washington’s grip.

The current situation gives the U.S. no choice but to bomb one oil country after another to feed the Petrodollar with new oil. In the end, China and Russia will be compelled in self-preservation to defend one of these oil countries, where after the war is a fact. By all appearances, it looks as if this #oilnation is called Iran.

Conclusion



The world has already been divided into two camps and the polarization is likely to continue, especially within OPEC. The #cartel has lost #Gabon and #Indonesia as members. #Ecuador has clearly demonstrated its contempt for the United States by failing to hand over #Assange. Iraq and Libya are in ruins after civil wars and American bombing raids. #Angola has slowly but surely fallen victim to China’s charm. Iran and Venezuela are at the forefront of an open #revolt against Petrodollar. For each day that passes, the U.S. loses influence over OPEC and must by all accounts take drastic measures not to lose control of the Petrodollar.

To directly attack Iran is considered too dangerous, which is why #Obama now threatens to attack Syria instead. Since Iran and Syria has a defense alliance, Washington hopes that Iran will feel compelled to intervene and thus be blamed for the entire war. If Iran does not interfere, and lets the U.S. bomb Syria unpunished, the Iranian regime will be undermined for the foreseeable future.

However, Obama is playing a dangerous game here; the situation in the Middle East can quickly escalate out of control. Neither China nor Russia will accept the U.S. offer of a world war just to save the regime in Syria, but both Beijing and Moscow stand ready to defend Iran regardless of circumstances. If Iran sinks an American ship in the #Persian #Gulf in retaliation for the attack on Syria, the war is a fact. By attacking Syria, the United States is simply giving Iran the right to decide whether or not this is the time for a new world war.

No matter what happens with Syria this autumn, the U.S. will escalate this conflict closer to a war with Iran. Russia and China defends Iran which, in turn, promised to defend Syria. Exactly how this develops is anybody’s guess, but at some point the U.S. will forcibly impose the Petrodollar on Iran, and that is why the #war is written in stone.

#capitalism #corruption #banks #bankers #fuckthesystem

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Peak Oil och dess konsekvenser

25 Facts About the Federal Reserve




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Unelected, unaccountable central planners from a private central #bank run our financial #system and manage our #economy. There is a reason why financial markets respond with a yawn when Barack #Obama says something about the economy, but they swing wildly whenever Federal Reserve Chairman Ben #Bernanke opens his mouth. The Federal Reserve has far more power over the U.S. economy than anyone else does by a huge margin. The Fed is the biggest Ponzi scheme in the history of the world, and if the American people truly understood how it really works, they would be screaming for it to be abolished immediately. The following are 25 fast facts about the #FederalReserve that everyone should know…
  • The greatest period of economic growth in #US history was when there was no central bank.
  • The #UnitedStates never had a persistent, ongoing problem with #inflation until the Federal Reserve was created. In the century before the Federal Reserve was created, the average annual rate of inflation was about half a percent. In the century since the Federal Reserve was created, the average annual rate of inflation has been about 3.5 percent, and it would be even higher than that if the inflation numbers were not being so grossly manipulated.
  • Even using the official numbers, the value of the U.S. #dollar has declined by more than 95 percent since the Federal Reserve was created nearly 100 years ago.
  • The secret November 1910 gathering at Jekyll Island, Georgia during which the plan for the Federal Reserve was hatched was attended by U.S. Senator Nelson W. Aldrich, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Department A.P. Andrews and a whole host of representatives from the upper crust of the #WallStreet banking establishment.
  • In 1913, Congress was promised that if the Federal Reserve Act was passed that it would eliminate the business cycle.
  • The following comes directly from the Fed’s official mission statement: “To provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. Over the years, its role in #banking and the #economy has expanded.”
  • It was not an accident that a permanent income tax was also introduced the same year when the Federal Reserve system was established. The whole idea was to transfer wealth from our pockets to the federal government and from the federal #government to the #bankers.
  • Within 20 years of the creation of the Federal Reserve, the U.S. economy was plunged into the #GreatDepression.
  • If you can believe it, there have been 10 different economic recessions since 1950. The Federal Reserve created the “#dotcom bubble”, the Federal Reserve created the “#housing bubble” and now it has created the largest bond bubble in the history of the planet.
  • According to an official government report, the Federal Reserve made 16.1 trillion dollars in secret #loans to the big banks during the last financial #crisis. The following is a list of loan recipients that was taken directly from page 131 of the report…
  • The Federal Reserve also paid those big banks $659.4 million in fees to help “administer” those secret loans.
  • The Federal Reserve has created approximately 2.75 trillion dollars out of thin air and injected it into the financial system over the past five years. This has allowed the #stockmarket to soar to unprecedented heights, but it has also caused our financial system to become extremely unstable.
  • We were told that the purpose of #quantitativeeasing is to help “stimulate the economy”, but today the Federal Reserve is actually paying the big banks not to lend out 1.8 trillion dollars in “excess reserves” that they have parked at the Fed.
  • Quantitative easing overwhelming benefits those that own stocks and other financial investments. In other words, quantitative easing overwhelmingly favors the very wealthy. Even Barack Obama has admitted that 95 percent of the income gains since he has been president have gone to the top one percent of income earners.
  • The gap between the top one percent and the rest of the country is now the greatest that it has been since the 1920s.
  • The Federal Reserve has argued vehemently in federal court that it is “not an agency” of the federal government and therefore not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
  • The Federal Reserve openly admits that the 12 regional Federal Reserve banks are organized “much like private corporations“.
  • The regional Federal Reserve banks issue shares of stock to the “member banks” that own them.
  • The Federal Reserve system greatly favors the biggest banks. Back in 1970, the five largest U.S. banks held 17 percent of all U.S. banking industry assets. Today, the five largest U.S. banks hold 52 percent of all U.S. banking industry assets.
  • The Federal Reserve is supposed to “regulate” the big banks, but it has done nothing to stop a 441 trillion dollar interest rate derivatives bubble from inflating which could absolutely devastate our entire financial system.
  • The Federal Reserve was designed to be a perpetual debt machine. The bankers that designed it intended to trap the U.S. government in a perpetual #debt spiral from which it could never possibly escape. Since the Federal Reserve was established nearly 100 years ago, the U.S. national debt has gotten more than 5000 times larger.
  • The U.S. government will spend more than 400 billion dollars just on interest on the national debt this year.
  • If the average rate of interest on U.S. government debt rises to just 6 percent (and it has been much higher than that in the past), we will be paying out more than a trillion dollars a year just in interest on the national debt.
  • According to Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Congress is the one that is supposed to have the authority to “coin #Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures”. So exactly why is the Federal Reserve doing it?
  • There are plenty of possible alternative financial systems, but at this point all 187 nations that belong to the #IMF have a #centralbank. Are we supposed to believe that this is just some sort of a bizarre coincidence?
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