Is the US or the World Coming to an End? By Paul Craig Roberts on April 11, 2014 It will be one or the other Paul Craig Roberts — Paul Craig Robert.com April 9, 2014 2014 is shaping up as a year of reckoning for the United States. Two pressures are building on the US dollar. One pressure comes from the Federal Reserve’s declining ability to rig the price of gold as Western gold supplies shrivel and market knowledge of the Fed’s illegal price rigging spreads. The evidence of massive amounts of naked shorts being dumped into the paper gold futures market at times of day when trading is thin is unequivocal. It has become obvious that the price of gold is being rigged in the futures market in order to protect the dollar’s value from QE. The other pressure arises from the Obama regime’s foolish threats of sanctions on Russia. Other countries are no longer willing to tolerate Washington’s abuse of the world dollar standard. Washington uses the dollar-based international payments system to inflict damage on the economies of countries that resist Washington’s political hegemony. Russia and China have had enough. As I have reported and as Peter Koenig reports here http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38165.htm Russia and China are disconnecting their international trade from the dollar. Henceforth, Russia will conduct its trade, including the sale of oil and natural gas to Europe, in rubles and in the currencies of its BRICS partners. This means a big drop in the demand for US dollars and a corresponding drop in the dollar’s exchange value. As John Williams (shadowstats.com) has made clear, the US economy has not recovered from the downturn in 2008 and has weakened further. The vast majority of the US population is hard pressed from the lack of income growth for years. As the US is now an import-dependent economy, a drop in the dollar’s value will raise US prices and push living standards lower. All evidence points to US economic failure in 2014, and that is the conclusion of John Williams’ April 9 report. This year could also see the breakup of NATO and even the EU. Washington’s reckless coup in Ukraine and threat of sanctions against Russia have pushed its NATO puppet states onto dangerous ground. Washington misjudged the reaction in Ukraine to its overthrow of the elected democratic government and imposition of a stooge government. Crimea quickly departed Ukraine and rejoined Russia. Other former Russian territories in Ukraine might soon follow. Protesters in Lugansk, Donetsk, and Kharkov are demanding their own referendums. Protesters have declared the Donetsk People’s Republic and Kharkov People’s Republic. Washington’s stooge government in Kiev has threatened to put the protests down with violence. http://rt.com/news/eastern-ukraine-violence-threats-405/Washington claims that the protests are organized by Russia, but no one believes Washington, not even its Ukrainian stooges. Russian news reports have identified US mercenaries among the Kiev force that has been sent to put down the separatists in eastern Ukraine. A member of the right-wing, neo-Nazi Fatherland Party in the Kiev parliament has called for shooting the protesters dead. Violence against the protesters is likely to bring in the Russian Army and result in the return to Russia of its former territories in Eastern Ukraine that were attached to Ukraine by the Soviet Communist Party. With Washington out on a limb issuing threats hand over fist, Washington is pushing Europe into two highly undesirable confrontations. Europeans do not want a war with Russia over Washington’s coup in Kiev, and Europeans understand that any real sanctions on Russia, if observed, would do far more damage to Europeans. Within the EU, growing economic inequality among the countries, high unemployment, and stringent economic austerity imposed on poorer members have produced enormous strains. Europeans are in no mood to bear the brunt of a Washington-orchestrated conflict with Russia. While Washington presents Europe with war and sacrifice, Russia and China offer trade and friendship. Washington will do its best to keep European politicians bought-and-paid-for and in line with Washington’s policies, but the downside for Europe of going along with Washington is now much larger. Across many fronts, Washington is emerging in the world’s eye as duplicitous, untrustworthy, and totally corrupt. A Securities and Exchange Commission prosecuting attorney, James Kidney used the occasion of his retirement to reveal that higher ups had squelched his prosecutions of Goldman Sachs and other “banks too big to fail,” because his SEC bosses were not focused on justice but “on getting high-paying jobs after their government service” by protecting the banks from prosecution for their illegal actions. http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/04/09/65578/ The US Agency for International Development has been caught trying to use social media to overthrow the government of Cuba. http://rt.com/news/cuba-usaid-senate-zunzuneo-241/ This audacious recklessness comes on top of Washington’s overthrow of the Ukrainian government, the NSA spying scandal, Seymour Hersh’s investigative report that the Sarin gas attack in Syria was a false flag event arranged by NATO member Turkey in order to justify a US military attack on Syria, Washington’s forcing down Bolivian President Evo Morales’ presidential plane to be searched, Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction,” the misuse of the Libyan no-fly resolution for military attack, and on and on. Essentially, Washington has so badly damaged other countries’ confidence in the judgment and integrity of the US government that the world has lost its belief in US leadership. Washington is reduced to threats and bribes and increasingly presents as a bully. The self-inflicted hammer blows to Washington’s credibility have taken a toll. The most serious blow of all is the dawning realization everywhere that Washington’s crackpot conspiracy theory of 9/11 is false. Large numbers of independent experts as well as more than one hundred first responders have contradicted every aspect of Washington’s absurd conspiracy theory. No aware person believes that a few Saudi Arabians, who could not fly airplanes, operating without help from any intelligence agency, outwitted the entire National Security State, not only all 16 US intelligence agencies but also all intelligence agencies of NATO and Israel as well. Nothing worked on 9/11. Airport security failed four times in one hour, more failures in one hour than have occurred during the other 116,232 hours of the 21st century combined. For the first time in history the US Air Force could not get interceptor fighters off the ground and into the sky. For the first time in history Air Traffic Control lost airliners for up to one hour and did not report it. For the first time in history low temperature, short-lived, fires on a few floors caused massive steel structures to weaken and collapse. For the first time in history 3 skyscrapers fell at essentially free fall acceleration without the benefit of controlled demolition removing resistance from below. Two-thirds of Americans fell for this crackpot story. The left-wing fell for it, because they saw the story as the oppressed striking back at America’s evil empire. The right-wing fell for the story, because they saw it as the demonized Muslims striking out at American goodness. President George W. Bush expressed the right-wing view very well: “They hate us for our freedom and democracy.” But no one else believed it, least of all the Italians. Italians had been informed some years previously about government false flag events when their President revealed the truth about secret Operation Gladio. Operation Gladio was an operation run by the CIA and Italian intelligence during the second half of the 20th century to set off bombs that would kill European women and children in order to blame communists and, thereby, erode support for European communist parties. Italians were among the first to make video presentations challenging Washington’s crackpot story of 9/11. The ultimate of this challenge is the 1 hour and 45 minute film, “Zero.” You can watch it here: Zero was produced as a film investigating 9/ll by the Italian company Telemaco. Many prominent people appear in the film along with independent experts. Together, they disprove every assertion made by the US government regarding its explanation of 9/11. The film was shown to the European parliament. It is impossible for anyone who watches this film to believe one word of the official explanation of 9/11. The conclusion is increasingly difficult to avoid that elements of the US government blew up three New York skyscrapers in order to destroy Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah and to launch the US on the neoconservatives agenda of US world hegemony. China and Russia protested but accepted Libya’s destruction even though it was to their own detriment. But Iran became a red line. Washington was blocked, so Washington decided to cause major problems for Russia in Ukraine in order to distract Russia from Washington’s agenda elsewhere. China has been uncertain about the trade-offs between its trade surpluses with the US and Washington’s growing encirclement of China with naval and air bases. China has come to the conclusion that China has the same enemy as Russia has–Washington. One of two things is likely: Either the US dollar will be abandoned and collapse in value, thus ending Washington’s superpower status and Washington’s threat to world peace, or Washington will lead its puppets into military conflict with Russia and China. The outcome of such a war would be far more devastating than the collapse of the US dollar. The Terrifying Future of The United States 2014 Will Bring More Social Collapse By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Global Research, December 30, 2013 paulcraigroberts.org 2014 is upon us. For a person who graduated from Georgia Tech in 1961, a year in which the class ring showed the same date right side up or upside down, the 21st century was a science fiction concept associated with Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” To us George Orwell’s 1984 seemed so far in the future we would never get there. Now it is 30 years in the past. Did we get there in Orwell’s sense? In terms of surveillance technology, we are far beyond Orwell’s imagination. In terms of the unaccountability of government, we exceptional and indispensable people now live a 1984 existence. In his alternative to the Queen’s Christmas speech, Edward Snowden made the point that a person born in the 21st century will never experience privacy. For new generations the word privacy will refer to something mythical, like a unicorn. Many Americans might never notice or care. I remember when telephone calls were considered to be private. In the 1940s and 1950s the telephone company could not always provide private lines. There were “party lines” in which two or more customers shared the same telephone line. It was considered extremely rude and inappropriate to listen in on someone’s calls and to monopolize the line with long duration conversations. The privacy of telephone conversations was also epitomized by telephone booths, which stood on street corners, in a variety of public places, and in “filling stations” where an attendant would pump gasoline into your car’s fuel tank, check the water in the radiator, the oil in the engine, the air in the tires, and clean the windshield. A dollar’s worth would purchase 3 gallons, and $5 would fill the tank. Even in the 1980s and for part of the 1990s there were lines of telephones on airport waiting room walls, each separated from the other by sound absorbing panels. Whether the panels absorbed the sounds of the conversation or not, they conveyed the idea that calls were private. The notion that telephone calls are private left Americans’ consciousness prior to the NSA listening in. If memory serves, it was sometime in the 1990s when I entered the men’s room of an airport and observed a row of men speaking on their cell phones in the midst of the tinkling sound of urine hitting water and noises of flushing toilets. The thought hit hard that privacy had lost its value. I remember when I arrived at Merton College, Oxford, for the first term of 1964. I was advised never to telephone anyone whom I had not met, as it would be an affront to invade the privacy of a person to whom I was unknown. The telephone was reserved for friends and acquaintances, a civility that contrasts with American telemarketing. The efficiency of the Royal Mail service protected the privacy of the telephone. What one did in those days in England was to write a letter requesting a meeting or an appointment. It was possible to send a letter via the Royal Mail to London in the morning and to receive a reply in the afternoon. Previously it had been possible to send a letter in the morning and to receive a morning reply, and to send another in the afternoon and receive an afternoon reply. When one flies today, unless one stops up one’s ears with something, one hears one’s seat mate’s conversations prior to takeoff and immediately upon landing. Literally, everyone is talking nonstop. One wonders how the economy functioned at such a high level of incomes and success prior to cell phones. I can remember being able to travel both domestically and internationally on important business without having to telephone anyone. What has happened to America that no one can any longer go anywhere without constant talking? If you sit at an airport gate awaiting a flight, you might think you are listening to a porn film. The overhead visuals are usually Fox “News” going on about the need for a new war, but the cell phone audio might be young women describing their latest sexual affair. Americans, or many of them, are such exhibitionists that they do not mind being spied upon or recorded. It gives them importance. According to Wikipedia, Paris Hilton, a multimillionaire heiress, posted her sexual escapades online, and Facebook had to block users from posting nude photos of themselves. Sometime between my time and now people ceased to read 1984. They have no conception that a loss of privacy is a loss of self. They don’t understand that a loss of privacy means that they can be intimidated, blackmailed, framed, and viewed in the buff. Little wonder they submitted to porno-scanners. The loss of privacy is a serious matter. The privacy of the family used to be paramount. Today it is routinely invaded by neighbors, police, Child Protective Services (sic), school administrators, and just about anyone else. Consider this: A mother of six and nine year old kids sat in a lawn chair next to her house watching her kids ride scooters in the driveway and cul-de-sac on which they live. Normally, this would be an idyllic picture. But not in America. A neighbor, who apparently did not see the watching mother, called the police to report that two young children were outside playing without adult supervision. Note that the next door neighbor, a woman, did not bother to go next door to speak with the mother of the children and express her concern that they children were not being monitored while they played. The neighbor called the police. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/mom-sues-polices-she-arrested-letting-her-kids-134628018.html “We’re here for you,” the cops told the mother, who was carried off in handcuffs and spent the next 18 hours in a cell in prison clothes. The news report doesn’t say what happened to the children, whether the father appeared and insisted on custody of his offspring or whether the cops turned the kids over to Child Protective Services. This shows you what Americans are really like. Neither the neighbor nor the police had a lick of sense. The only idea that they had was to punish someone. This is why America has the highest incarceration rate and the highest total number of prison inmates in the entire world. Washington can go on and on about “authoritarian” regimes in Russia and China, but both countries have far lower prison populations than “freedom and democracy” America. I was unaware that laws now exist requiring the supervision of children at play. Children vary in their need for supervision. In my day supervision was up to the mother’s judgment. Older children were often tasked with supervising the younger. It was one way that children were taught responsibility and developed their own judgment. When I was five years old, I walked to the neighborhood school by myself. Today my mother would be arrested for child endangerment. In America punishment falls more heavily on the innocent, the young, and the poor than it does on the banksters who are living on the Federal Reserve’s subsidy known as Quantitative Easing and who have escaped criminal liability for the fraudulent financial instruments that they sold to the world. Single mothers, depressed by the lack of commitment of the fathers of their children, are locked away for using drugs to block out their depression. Their children are seized by a Gestapo institution, Child Protective Services, and end up in foster care where many are abused. According to numerous press reports, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 year-old children who play cowboys and indians or cops and robbers during recess and raise a pointed finger while saying “bang-bang” are arrested and carried off to jail in handcuffs as threats to their classmates. In my day every male child and the females who were “Tom boys” would have been taken to jail. Playground fights were normal, but no police were ever called. Handcuffing a child would not have been tolerated. From the earliest age, boys were taught never to hit a girl. In those days there were no reports of police beating up teenage girls and women or body slamming the elderly. To comprehend the degeneration of the American police into psychopaths and sociopaths, go online and observe the video of Lee Oswald in police custody in 1963. Oswald was believed to have assassinated President John F. Kennedy and murdered a Dallas police officer only a few hours previously to the film. Yet he had not been beaten, his nose wasn’t broken, and his lips were not a bloody mess. Now go online and pick from the vast number of police brutality videos from our present time and observe the swollen and bleeding faces of teenage girls accused of sassing overbearing police officers. In America today people with power are no longer accountable. This means citizens have become subjects, an indication of social collapse. WHEN WE ENDORSE A SYSTEM WE DON’T UNDERSTAND, WE GUARANTEE OUR OWN DOOM THERE IS NO LONGER ANY REASON TO CONSIDER OUR GOVERNMENT AS LAWFUL In the Soviet Union, it was the state that swallowed up all the property, as well as tens of millions of lives, in its insane drive for total power and control. In the United States today, it is the banks who are fulfilling that function, seizing property on the premise that they are the impartial arbiters of financial power, just as the Soviet government pretended it was a legitimate authority of benefit to its people. It is no coincidence that both endeavors — these twin nightmares of capitalism and communism — were Jewish frauds, mocking all known morality with their conscienceless mayhem and mass murder that they called both legal and necessary. Karl Marx’s dictum that religion was only the opiate of the masses spelled the final end of religious authority that kings and dictators long pretended was what motivated their efforts to organize societies into coherent and secure wholes. Looking back on all this noble history we can’t help but wonder if moral codes and holy writs were not just deceptive justifications for the undisguised plunder we see at work today, the snake of profit consuming everything in its path and the pleasant world as we knew it disappearing into ruin right before our eyes. All these things, of course, are dependent upon ordinary people not knowing what is really happening to them. Could an entire population really believe that sending most of their neighbors into icy concentration camps to be killed as happened in the Soviet Union really be a healthy national policy? Who could be made to believe such a thing? Only the ignorant. And in the same vein, who could believe that they should pay a small group of arrogant Jewish men calling themselves the Federal Reserve for the right to spend their own money, resulting in ever rising prices and debts that can never be repaid? These same people who call themselves citizens of the greatest country that ever was, that’s who. That is to say, Americans. When we endorse a system we don’t fully understand, we guarantee our own exploitation. We guarantee our own unfair doom. It is what we are facing now. And I think, in all times and places, it is what we have always been facing. A clever government imposes a scaffold of fraud on the minds of its citizens, and eventually, with time, lies, debt, and constant media lying we have been conditioned to rely upon, the scaffold becomes real, the noose tightens, and the people bleed. The Russian peasants were wired to the czar in naive devotion, so when that power was hijacked by Jewish bankers from New York, the peasants had no way to disconnect themselves from their reliance on that system, and many millions suffered a cold electrocution in those icy gulags. Today in America, the parallel is people losing their homes to the debt they were encouraged to accrue, and starving in the streets. That’s what the FEMA camps are for, they say. Connected to a poison government by an umbilical cord of cash, when the cord is severed, we perish. Banks and the state. In each case, by not fully understanding the mechanics that drives our societies, we have authorized them — whether we know it or not — to murder us. It is happening today. It has always happened that way. There is no longer any reason for Americans to acknowledge our government as lawful. Our young people are sent overseas to die for nothing in senseless wars that benefit only the rich international bankers and their weapons manufacturers who are joined with them at the hip. No benefit from any of these immoral wars has accrued to the American citizenry as a result of these immoral and unjust wars. Criminal stooges are elevated to public offices through phony elections to implement what the bankers tell them to do. The food we are forced to eat is no longer checked to see if it’s healthful, the medicines our doctors dispense to us are proven to cause new diseases, and the media, bankers and government are all connected in a malevolent cabal to rob the people of all they have worked for. Furthermore, unrestrained immigration encouraged by overly generous benefits which are free to aliens but withheld from genuine citizens have exploded the budgets of every state, city and municipality in the country, and allowed the election as president of a person who is in all likelihood an alien himself. The police seem to be following a policy to kill as many people as possible over trivial or contrived offenses, lawyers conspire with each other to fleece their own clients, and judges feel motivated to honor the contracts with privatized prison operators to keep their jails at maximum capacity. President Clinton, many of whose bodyguards were killed to coverup his illegal and immoral activities, supervised NAFTA, the shipping of most American jobs overseas, and the gutting of America’s industrial base. President Bush the second signed the Patriot Act destroying the Bill of Rights and criminalizing honest dissent over corrupt government policies. And President Obama signed an executive order authorizing him to detain or kill anyone he chooses without explaining why. The United States no longer has a justice system capable of identifying criminal behavior by its own government, and at the same time authorizes the jailing of innocent people who have done nothing but object to unlawful laws that deprive them of their property and their freedom. Due to the vomitous collusion of the government, the media, and the educational system, the United States of America has fallen into an inescapable trap in which crimes against its own people cannot be redressed by ordinary procedures, owing to the utter corruption of the judiciary, the illegality of its laws, and the wool that has been pulled over everyone’s eyes by the media and educational harlots, shaping a ruthless and criminal police state where a serviceable democracy used to exist. Why does the government insist upon knowing every detail of our lives, when we know absolutely nothing about the secret history of the president of the country, or the corrupt dealings of the people holding elective office who get richer and richer while everyone else in the country gets poorer and poorer? Why does the entire Congress bow down in slavish obedience to the leader of a foreign country merely because his operatives control the federal treasury through illegal and immoral means? Why are all the top officials in Washington dual Israeli-American citizens? Why are Jews allowed to own all the media, and then prohibit any discussion of Israeli atrocities, and the Jewish manipulation of the American mind? When are all Americans going to realize that they have been robbed by clever Jewish pitchmen throughout the 20th century, and now that that robbery has been concluded, that their lives are being taken from them — by radiation, by chemtrails, by poison food and by murderous doctors — as we speak? This sadistic security state that was ushered in by the false flag operation of 9/11/2001 set a trend that enabled the criminals in power to declare other countries enemy combatants even though there was no evidence — only manufactured false propaganda — to enable them to do so. Worst of all, the very enemies America has supposed to have been fighting these past dozen years were created by the American intelligence establishment itself, by Zbigniew Brzezinski and Donald Rumsfeld, who turned the Mujaheddin of Afghanistan into Al-Qaeda, with substantial help from the Israeli intelligence service, the Mossad, all of whom are controlled by the international bankers who illegally take your money to fund them. This observation was confirmed for all the world to see when alleged Al-Qaeda operatives turned up on the side of the American monsters while destabilizing Egypt and Yemen, and destroying Libya and Syria. Yet Americans somehow have been too debilitated to realize that the people our government still claims knocked down the Twin Towers on 9/11 are now working for the American government in ravaging those Middle Eastern countries who refuse to be bought off by the Jewish bankers. The debilitation is real, and the American people are largely comatose, helpless against this kosher massacre. As the birds and the bees are falling from the skies due to electronic smog, poisoned jet trails, and toxic fertilizer that is killing our forests, so the people of the world are being anesthetized to death by a cornucopia of poisons that diminish our ability to think and resist. As with the 9/11 puzzle which defies solution, we don’t need to know every technique that was used to create this worldwide terror paranoia that has been exploited to rob us of our freedom. We know who did it — it was the banks and the state, both undeniably run by Jews. And it’s the same with money. We don’t need to know every method of capital use and creation to devise a new method of controlling our own currency without the criminal hijacking of our own wealth by a clever cabal of very sick and ruthless men. We can invent any number of functional financial systems, but the key ingredient is the absence of the Jewish criminals who run it now, and are running the world into the ground. Banks and the state are one and the same. Banks and the state are enemies of all living things. They must be destroyed, before they destroy all of us, our planet, and everything that lives. US already third world economy: American economist The US dollar has seen value decline, an American economist says. Related Interviews: ‘US politicians created economic drama’ ‘US defaulting on debt will affect world’ Related Viewpoints: Ponzi Politics: US debt crisis saga A prominent American economist says the United States has already become a Third World economy as the world superpower continues to offshore its gross domestic product (GDP). “If jobs offshoring continued, the US would be a Third World economy in 20 years,” Paul Craig Roberts wrote in a column for the Press TV website on Thursday.“America is in the toilet, and the rest of the world knows it,” he wrote, noting, “More small businesses close, as memberships decline in golf clubs, as more university graduates return home to live with their parents, who are drawing down their savings to live.”“With the world moving away from using the dollar to settle international accounts, as the Federal Reserve prints more dollars, the rate at which foreign holders of dollar assets sell off their holdings will rise,” wrote Roberts. The economist added that the US neocons who rule in Washington and their Israeli ally are, however, determined that “Washington start yet more wars to create Lebensraum for Israel.” A new jobs report released on Tuesday showed the US economic recovery continues to be sluggish and many economists warn that the constant fiscal fights in Washington only threaten to make the situation worse. The US economy added 148,000 jobs in September while the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 7.2 percent, federal economists reported Tuesday. The report fell short of expectations as economists had estimated the number of jobs added would come in at 185,000.“The decline in the dollar’s exchange value and the domestic inflation that results will force the Fed to stop printing. What then covers the gap between revenues and expenditures? The likely answer is private pensions and any other asset that Washington can get its hands on,” noted Roberts in his article.Analysts say that the recent US government shutdown could cloud the value of the next two monthly reports, meaning that a clear picture of the jobs market may not appear until the December report is released in January. Retired Army General Calling For The Forced Resignation Of Obama (F. Michael Maloof) A retired Army general is calling for the “forced resignations” of President Obama, other administration officials and the leadership of Congress for the direction they’re taking the nation, his list of grievances including the systematic political purge of hundreds of senior military officers in the U.S. military. Retired Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely told WND he is calling for nationwide rallies and protests to demand the resignations and added that a peaceful “civil uprising is still not out of question.” In his capacity as chairman of the organization Stand Up America, Vallely issued what he termed a “National Call to Action” to force the resignations of Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Vallely, formerly the deputy commanding general of Pacific Command, said the current crop of leaders must be forced to resign by the “demand resignation” process, which he explained requires massive grass-roots protests and social networking. As an example, he cited the public and media pressure that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Impeachment, Vallely said, is not a viable option because of “partisan politics.” “Our federal government continues down the path of destroying America,” he said. “Americans must now stand up and put America back on the right track.” In issuing his national call to action, Vallely said the federal government has not subsided in “sucking the oxygen” out of America. “And we call to action all branches of government to do your constitutional duties and not be led astray in the cultural and moral decay of America. We have witnessed far too many lies,” he said, as well as “deception and the corruption of the republic.” Vallely reminds Americans that the Declaration of Independence itself states that whenever “any Form of Government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem more likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.” Vallely said the nation he long defended is self-destructing “before our very eyes,” because of “our inept and incompetent leadership in Washington.” “The battle is on,” he added, “and we shall not retreat.” Vallely, who has also served as a Fox News military analyst, claimed the Obama administration and leadership of Congress have been leading the nation down a road of “progressive socialism.” The retired general said the U.S. faces a battle that is unknown to generations of Americans, and that the fate of the nation is “now in our hands” to enforce the Constitution and “severely limit the federal government and its out-of-control spending.” He said conditions today are approaching those of the time of the inaugural address of President Abraham Lincoln, who said at the time that people have a “right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one.” “Shake off,” said Vallely, “means replacing government leaders.” He argued America today bears “many similarities to the fall of Rome.” America, he added, is not immune to collapse or even revolution, which he notes “has happened many times in history. … External and internal threats could precipitate this as well as any financial collapse.” Vallely added that “politics as usual will not be effective or sufficient enough to turn the country around.” “We are in a war for America,” he told WND, adding that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Dr. Ben Carson, the noted brain surgeon and author of “America the Beautiful” and other bestselling books have made similar observations. Americans have had enough, he said, and the Obama White House and identifiable members of Congress “must now depart from a progressive socialist and treasonous death march and bankrupting the country beyond expectations.” “A civil uprising is still not out of the question as ‘pain’ grips the country more each day,” Vallely said, adding that there is time to change the country in a peaceful way. “This means raising your voice now to your neighbors, family, co-workers and friends,” he said. “Be the captains of your souls. I pray for another George Washington to appear within the year and lead us.” One of the issues that alarms Vallely is the high number of senior officers in the U.S. military who have been fired under the Obama administration, a toll estimated at one officer per week. Indeed, Vallely has been very outspoken to what he calls a “purge” of the U.S. military by the Obama administration — with a stunning nine generals and flag officers relieved of duty this year alone. WND has been reporting on the surge of firings, suspensions and dismissals, for which Vallely has assigned a good portion of the blame to Obama’s close adviser, Valerie Jarrett. Rampant “political correctness” due to her influence, Vallely tells WND, is now permeating the military and negatively affecting everyone from top generals to the ranks of the enlisted. According to Vallely, Obama is “intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing the U.S. as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.” Vallely equated the current treatment of U.S. senior military officers watching over what is said and done among mid-level officers and enlisted ranks to that of the “political commissars from the Communist era.” He also told WND that the White House won’t investigate its own officials, but finds it easy to fire military commanders “who have given their lives for their country.” “Obama will not purge a civilian or political appointee because they have bought into Obama’s ideology,” Vallely said. “The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into Fast and Furious, Benghazi and Obamacare. He’s intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.” He’s far from alone in his concerns about the military purge, as J.D. Gordon, a retired Navy commander and a former Pentagon spokesman in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, says the Obama administration is rushing to unload senior officers whom he believes have become “political pawns” dismissed for questionable reasons. Retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, a recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, similarly has told WND that Obama needs to apply the same standards to his political appointees as he does to the military. “Just when you thought the leadership of this government could not get any worse, it does,” Brady said. “Never in history has an administration spawned another scandal to cover the current one.” This was a reference to the recent firing of a number of generals to mask “Obama’s serial scandals, all prefaced by lies – Fast and Furious, Benghazi, NSA, IRS,” among others, said Brady, former president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, who was a founding member of Delta Force and later deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence under President George W. Bush, tells WND it is worrying that four-star generals are being retired at the rate that has occurred under Obama. “Over the past three years, it is unprecedented for the number of four-star generals to be relieved of duty, and not necessarily relieved for cause,” Boykin said. “I believe there is a purging of the military. The problem is worse than we have ever seen.” France Calls for Talks on Killer Robot Disarmament Top Gun Meets Terminator: U.S. Autonomous Stealth Drone X-47B Lethal robots — drones that can select targets and fire without direct human say-so, essentially — are officially no longer a matter for science fiction. Yesterday, France submitted a letter to the United Nations demanding a formal disarmament conversation about these weapons. Egypt actually went a step further, calling for international regulations on so-called “killer robots” even before any such system has been built. More… Related Links: Stop the Killer Robots: Expert Warns of Real-Life Skynet Rise of the Machines: Why Increasingly “Perfect” Weapons Help Perpetuate Wars and Endanger Our Nation DARPA/Boston Dynamics: ATLAS / Big Dog / Cheetah / WildCat MUST HEAR: THE BANKS ARE GEARING UP FOR THE COLLAPSE – Dave Hodges Seymour Hersh: Bin Laden Raid “One Big Lie” By Paul Joseph Watson on September 28, 2013 Paul Joseph Watson — propagandamatric Sept 27, 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh says that the raid which killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011 is “one big lie” and that “not one word” of the Obama administration’s narrative on what happened is true. In a wide-ranging interview published today by the Guardian, Hersh savages the US media for failing to challenge the White House on a whole host of issues, from NSA spying, to drone attacks, to aggression against Syria. On the subject of the Navy Seal raid that supposedly resulted in the death of the Al-Qaeda terror leader, Hersh remarked, “Nothing’s been done about that story, it’s one big lie, not one word of it is true.” Hersh added that the Obama administration habitually lies but they continue to do so because the press allows them to get away with it. “It’s pathetic, they are more than obsequious, they are afraid to pick on this guy [Obama],” Hersh told the Guardian. The raid that supposedly led to Bin Laden’s death has been shrouded in mystery for over two years. Speculation that the Obama administration may have embellished or outright lied about the true account of what happened has persisted, mainly because the White House has refused to publicly release images of Bin Laden’s body. Although the White House said the corpse was immediately “buried at sea” in line with Islamic tradition, it quickly emerged that this was not standard practice. Numerous analysts have claimed that Bin Laden had in fact been dead for years and that the raid on his alleged compound in Pakistan was little more than a stunt. Other questions also persist, such as why the narrative and timeline of the raid has changed multiple times, why the White House initially claimed that “situation room” photos showed Obama watching the raid live when in fact there was a blackout on the live feed, and whyneighbors in the immediate area surrounding the compound said with absolute certainty that they had never seen Bin Laden and that they knew of no evidence whatsoever to suggest he lived there. During the rest of the Guardian interview, which is well worth reading in its entirety, Hersh lambastes the corporate press and particularly the New York Times, which he says spends “so much more time carrying water for Obama than I ever thought they would.” Hersh’s solution is to shut down news networks like NBC and ABC and fire 90% of mainstream editors, replacing them with real journalists who are outsiders and not afraid to speak truth to power. “The republic’s in trouble, we lie about everything, lying has become the staple,” concluded Hersh. Obama’s Pillars Of Paper Fantasy Dies: “Panic Will Ensue” Reblogged from Political Vel Craft: The US government may have funded studies and propaganda material which says that people will not panic, loot or go hungry in the midst of a crisis, but the fact of the matter is that history has shown otherwise. It’s often the case that, despite countless warnings from those considered to be fringe lunatics, the vast majority of the populace is blindsided by horrific, Read more… 1,453 more words Shenanigans On U.S. Exchanges Won’t Stop Precious Metals From Rising: The End Of The Keynesian Rothschild Paper Derivatives. Reblogged from Political Vel Craft: Francis B. writes: Why is it that during the hours that the U.S. stock exchange is open, gold and silver prices tend to RETREAT from any overnight gains they have made on foreign exchanges? This documented phenomenon has been occurring fairly regularly over the past several years. There is tremendous and growing demand for physical precious metals overseas, and the Asian markets in particular are dominated by trading in the spot physical market rather than the paper futures market. Read more… 2,209 more words, 2 more videos White House Goal : Disarm All Law Abiding Americans, And Arm All Islamic Terrorists And Mexican Drug Lords Reblogged from Real Science: CIA ‘running arms smuggling team in Benghazi when consulate was attacked’ – Telegraph Read more… 18 more words McCain confronted at Town Hall Meeting: “Why is my money funding Al Qaeda in Syria?” One Response on October 24, 2013 at 10:13 AM | Replyplucassf501 Mc Cain is a Viet Nam traitor worse even than benedict Arnold. Mc Cain Gave order of battle information to the enemy in exchange for individual medical care that was not available to the other POWs. Joined several other turncoats in freely making radio broadcast for the enemy knowing they were being used to effect the moral of American troops. Gave unauthorized interviews to foreign nationals and to ease their efforts McCain spoke to them in their native language. After McCain provide his information to the North Vietnamese, the number of U.S. air craft being shot down dramatically increased. Colonel Ted Guy, United States Air Force, another returned POW was in the process of drawing up charges against McCain and other turncoats when President Nixon gave a blanket pardon to all who had committed offenses while incarcerated as POWs during the Vietnam war. Watch the video here: The Real John McCain Dark Journalist: JFK Media Cover-Up & The Lost Jim Garrison Documentary! Description: Join Dark Journalist and former Network TV producer and film director John Barbour as they revisit the Lost Jim Garrison Documentary “The Garrison Tapes.” The film chronicles the electrifying JFK murder trial of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison and the defendant, international businessman and CIA asset, Clay Shaw. It also follows Garrison pursuing the covert groups that colluded to eliminate President Kennedy and maintain the massive cover-up, with elements of the mainstream media’s help, for decades to come. Special clips of interviews with Jim Garrison from the documentary are included with commentary from director John Barbour on how he came to know and admire the legendary DA. Plus shocking revelations and highlights of the event that changed the world in 1963! Is a new revolution quietly brewing in France? Article taken from The Vineyard of the Saker Today I am beginning a series of articles about what I believe is the extremely deep crisis taking place in Europe and about the potential of this crisis to result in some cataclysmic events. I will begin by taking a look at what has been going on in France, probably the country in Europe I know best, and also one which I think has be biggest potential to generate an explosion with far reaching consequences. One could look at France’s economic and financial situation (catastrophic) or at the many social problems plaguing an already very frustrated population, but I want to focus on one specific aspect of the current French crisis: the complete alienation of the majority of the people from the ruling elites which I will illustrate by one very telling example: the growing hysteria of the French elites about a brilliant philosopher – Alain Soral – and one stand-up comedian – Dieudonne M’bala M’bala. I have already written about these to remarkable people (here, here and here) and I urge you to read these past articles to get a better picture of what is taking place now. For those who are really not willing to read a few background pages, I will begin by the following mini-introduction. Diendonne M’bala M’bala is a French-Cameroonian comedian which was by far the most popular comic in France until he made one short sketch about a religious Israeli Settler on French TV. The sketch was not particularly funny, but it really enraged the French equivalent of the US AIPAC – called CRIF in France – which began a systematic campaign to smear, ban and silence “Dieudo” as he is known in France. Dieudo refused to roll over and retaliated by making fun of those persecuting him which made him the darling of many of those who hated the financial elites running France since 1969. Now completely banned from any public media, Dieudo is still the most popular comic in France. Alain Soral is a French author and philosopher whose political career included a membership in the French Communist Party and the National Front. He is credited with developing the concept of “gauche du travail – droite des valeurs” (literally “left of labor – right of values”) which can be summarized as the simultaneous advocacy of socialist/social ideas and measures in economic and social issues combined with conservative moral, ethical and religious values in ideological, ethical and cultural issues. He is the founder of an extremely interesting movement called “Egalite et Reconciliation” which aims at reconciling native French people (called “Francais de souche” or “root French”) with those French people who recently immigrated to France (called “Francais de branche” or “branch French”) and to make them co-exist in complete equality. Because of his numerous “politically incorrect” ideas and very overt statements, Soral is absolutely hated and feared by the French ruling class. Even though Soral has also been completely banned from any public media, He remains immensely popular with the general public and his books are all best-sellers. Soral and Dieudo are very different people, they have very different backgrounds and they have very different personalities. There even used to be a time when they were sharply critical of each other. But when the French elites decided to basically destroy them they became closer together and now they are good friends, and they openly support each other, as a result we have this truly bizarre phenomenon: a White philosopher and a Black comedian have jointly become a kind of “two-headed Emmanuel Goldstein” of modern France: the elites absolutely hate them and the media as gone into a completely Orwellian “two minute of hate” frenzy mode trying to convince the French people that Soral and/or Dieudo are almost a reincarnation of Adolf Hitler. Needless to say, this thesis is so stupid that Dieudo makes fun of it in his shows while Soral ridicules it in his books and uses it to show that France is run by a tiny elite of vicious and arrogant SOBs. In truth, one has to admit that the French elites are facing two formidable enemies. Dieudonne is truly one of the most talented French comedian ever while Soral is without any doubt the most original and brilliant philosopher France has seen since WWII. Furthermore, French law makes it rather difficult to completely ban a show or a book. God knows, the French elites have tried, and both Dieudo and Soral have been taken to court numerous times for “racism” and “anti-Semitism”, both of them have been physically assaulted several times by the thugs of the “LDJ” (Jewish Defense League) and both of them are constantly harassed by the authorities (the French version of the IRS and the FBI). Yet, this systematic campaign of persecutions has clearly backfired against its authors and given Dieudo and Soral a (well-deserved) martyr status. Finally, Dieudo and Soral have shown that they are extremely sophisticated users of the Internet where their shows, special events, interviews, books, monthly news roundups have been extremely popular and are seen by many millions of people in France and abroad. Gradually, Soral and Dieudo have built a real political movement which is active both on the internal front and on international issues. As I mentioned, “Egalite et Reconciliation” or “E&R” stands for a full acceptance and integration of Muslim immigrants into the French society. This is crucial because unlike the French National Front, E&R does not advocate the expulsion of immigrants out of France. Not only that, but E&R even denies that immigrants are the real problem. Of course, E&R does not deny that unemployment is huge in France, nor does it deny that a large percentage of crime and violence in France are committed by immigrants, but they see that as an effect of previous political mistakes and not as a cause of the problems of France. Likewise, E&R is very openly pro-Muslim. Not in a truly religious sense, most members of E&R are not deeply religious people, but rather in the cultural sense. E&R primarily see Islam and French Roman-Catholicism as two sources of ethnics, morality and civilization as for whether one is religious or not and accepts the theology of these religions is left to the individual member. This is quit different from the utterly sterile “ecumenical dialog” which seeks to find common teachings to Jesus Christ and the Prophet Mohammad while desperately trying to overlook the very real and deep theological disagreements between these two religions. Instead, E&R advocates a common stance on most, if not all, issues faced by French Muslims and Christians. And that makes sense. Think about it: both Islam and Christianity are clearly opposed to the values of capitalism, profit maximization, speculation, usury, sexual immorality, the destruction of the traditional family, imperialism, etc. While the theological roots of Islam and Christianity are different, most of their ethical philosophical teachings are very similar. Frankly, I can think of only one big difference and that is the fundamentally different views Muslims and Christians have on the death penalty, but since the death penalty has been abolished in France in 1981 this hardly matters today. Of course, both Christianity and Islam have their crazy perverted deviations such as the plutocratic and genocidal policies of the Papacy in the past or the liver-eating Wahabis the world is facing today, but E&R has no problems rejecting and condemning them. On the Christian side, E&R advocates a type of popular Roman-Catholicism seen in the pre-1789 France which has little to do with some of the worst excesses of the Papacy. On the Muslim side, E&R is especially close to the teachings Sheikh Imran Hosein and Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. They are also close to the Iranian supported Centre Zahra in Paris. I would say that the type of Muslims attracted to E&R are exactly the same as the type Christians attracted to it: politically progressive, religiously strict, observant, but tolerant. Needless to say, the potential of this radically new movement is absolutely huge because it unites Left and Right, Christian and Muslim, religious and secular (as long as they are not anti-religious), native and immigrant, White and Black, rich and poor. But what seems to really trigger the panic of the French elites is the deep penetration of this movement into the notorious French “banlieues”, the destitute suburbs which over the past decades were filled with immigrants from Africa and which have turned into no-go zones of lawlessness and crime. To understand this phenomenon it It is crucial to understand the following: crime in France is not, repeat *not*, the product of recent immigrants or religious Muslims. Recent immigrants and religious Muslims have strong roots in their culture, families and lifestyles which categorically prevent them form being criminal. And poverty has nothing to do with this either. I personally have lived for 20 years right next to a big mosque attended by huge crowds of dirt-poor Muslims from sub-Saharan Africa, the Maghreb, the Balkans and the Middle-East I can attest that never, I mean that literally, never, was any crime committed in my neighborhood by the folks who came to this mosque. Quite to the contrary, these mosque attending Muslims were far better behaved, and more courteous, than the locals. In fact, it was clear that these people were going out of their way to show the (initially rather frightened locals) that they had no cause to fear them. The worst “crime” these Muslims regularly committed was to park their cars on the curb and that was because there were not enough parking places available. Finally, at the end of each Holy Month of Ramadan, the Muslims invited the entire neighborhood to join in the celebrations, to sample the many delicious dishes offered, and to visit the mosque. To say that these Muslims were perfect citizens would be an understatement. The so-called “Muslim crime” in France is always linked second generation youth gangs who have lost their cultural and religious roots and who know little or nothing about them but who are also rejected by the local, native, population. As Soral likes to say “nobody goes from the mosque straight into a gang-raping spree”. It’s really either/or – but not both. Soral calls these thugs “Islamo-racaille” which can be loosely translated as “Islamo-thugs” – a very nasty and dangerous type with no sense of right and wrong and who exteriorizes his alienation by abusing the natives whom he hates. These are exactly the types who feel a deep attraction for the crude brutality of Wahabism and who end up killing cops in France or joining the liver-eaters in Syria. Their “Islam” is really only a pretext, a pious justification, for their psychopathic thuggery. I suspect most crusaders were exactly of the same psychological makeup. Most young immigrants are, of course, somewhere in between the family-educated and observant type and the out of control lawless thugs. And for the very first time a relevant political movement offers them a very attractive option: E&R. In essence E&R tells them “instead of being neither, be both – be Muslim and be French, don’t hate the natives who have the same oppressors as you do and who are your best friends and allies, our enemies are trying to turn us against each other to better rule over all of us, let us therefore unite and stand together”. This is an absolutely new and original message. In the past, only two movements openly dealt with the immigration issue. On one hand you had the National Front who advocated policies such as the “national preference” (better social and labor laws from the natives), the crackdown on crime (more police, stricter laws, more and bigger jails) and the expulsion of all immigrants (except, possibly, those with a French passport – and even that was debated). On the other hand, you had an organization created by the Socialist Party called “SOS Racisme” which openly advocated the rejection of the native French culture by the immigrants who, under the nice-sounding slogan of “right to be different”, were encouraged to hate the natives and demand a full acceptance of their cultures of origin by the French society. Over the past twenty years the “tag-team” of the National Front and SOS Racisme has only served to make the issue of immigration in France infinitely worse. The latest, and particularly ugly, development on this front has been the new political line promoted by the French elites. The very same elites who 20 years ago created and covertly financed SOS Racisme and its moronic slogan “Touche pas a mon pote” (don’t touch my buddy) have now declared that Muslims are, after all, a serious problem. While in the past these elites were systematically ridiculing Christianity, they are now saying that “Islam is not compatible with the Republic”. As for the youth in the “banlieues”, they are now presented as potential terrorist or al-Qaeda sleepers. As a result, when the French elites are not legalizing homosexual marriages they are busy banning the hijab in schools and complaining about too much halal meats in the stores. And while only a tiny percentage of Muslim woman in France cover their faces, the French elites have now officially banned the burqa and the niqab in public places. Clearly, Muslim immigrants in France have now been downgraded from “buddies” to enemies. It is against this background that more and more young immigrants are flocking to Soral, Dieudonne and E&R whose popularity is rapidly growing. Recently, an absolutely incredible event took place, something unthinkable just a few years ago. In one of his sketches Dieudo sang a song called “Shoananas” a rather basic play on the words ‘Shoah’ (from the Hebrew ‘HaShoah’ or ‘disaster’ – name by which the French Jews often refer to the “Holocaust”) and ‘ananas’ (pineapple). Sure enough, the CRIF, SOS Racisme and other organization sued Dieudo for “incitement to hatred”. Dieudo was sentenced to a 20’000 Euros fine and he appealed the decision. On the day Dieudo’s appeal was heard by the court, something absolutely extraordinary happened. I found two YouTube videos which show the event and which I will both show because of the high probability that one, or both, of these videos will be banned (guys – download them now while you can!). Here they are: For those of you who do not understand French, let me summarize what we see. Members of the Jewish Defense League (LDJ) show up to scream insults at Dieudo and his supporters who, in turn, shout all types of abuse at the LDJ members and wave pineapples at them while sining “Shoananas”. The cops keep the two sides apart as best they can. Then the supporters of Dieudo begin to chant “liberte d’expression” (freedom of speech) to which the LDJ members reply “am Israel hai” (“Israel is alive” in Hebrew) and begin to sing the Israeli national anthem. At this point the supporters being to sing the French “La Marseillaise” from the top of their lungs totally drowning out the completely overwhelmed LDJ activists. Now take a close look at the faces singing “La Marseillaise” – do you see that a lot of the people singing it are clearly Brown and Black? These are precisely the type young people taken mostly, but not only, from the notorious ‘banlieues’. These could be the same people who in 2001 and 2002 booed the French national anthem during soccer matches (a big scandal at the time). The Marseillaise is first and foremost a revolutionary song, and when it is not so much sung as it is shouted by a large crowd waving fists, this is a very very serious development. Needless to say, none of that was ever shown on the French media. But you can bet that the elites saw it all and one can only imagine the fear they felt as these images. Coincidence or not, but the fact is that when the cops heard the crowd behind them singing the Marseillaise, they began pushing the LDJ activist out of the court-building. This is not very surprising considering the immense popularity Dieudo and Soral enjoy in the various uniformed services (more about that below). Something very important and very new is happening in France. The traditional political paradigm of Right versus Left is falling apart if only because the official “Right” and the official “Left” have become indistinguishable from each other. And in the meantime, the E&R phenomenon is becoming not only bigger, but deeper. More and more young Frenchmen are looking back at the history of France since 1945 and they are gradually coming to the realization that the country has been rule by a arrogant cabal of plutocrats who overthrew de Gaulle in 1968 and who replaced this remarkable national leader with a protégé of the Rothschild family, Georges Pompidou, who began is career as a director of the Banque Rothschild and who was later by the French elites to replace de Gaulle. The French plutocracy which, together with the CIA, had covertly orchestrated the “May 68″ riots to achieve “regime change” in France, now had free reign to radically change the “sovereignist” political course chartered by de Gaulle. Can you guess when the policy of mindless import of cheap foreign labor into France began? Under Pompidou, of course! Now, thanks for E&R both native and immigrant French people are re-discovering their common history and are beginning to understand that they both were victims of the same politicians. In the meantime, the regime in power commits one blunder after the other. The latest one is both very funny and very serious. This is the huge scandal surrounding the “quenelle”. Originally, the “”quenelle”” was a French dish which, if well prepared, could be quite delicious. This is what a “quenelle” made with pike looks like: The elongated shape of the “quenelle” has also given a 2nd, slang, meaning to this word. Let’s just say that the French expression to “put you a “quenelle”” would have a very similar meaning to the English “up yours!”. Dieudonne did probably not realize the far reaching consequences of his words when he began referring to each of his jokes mocking of the regime in power as a “quenelle”. To add some emphasis, Dieudo than began to show, with his arms, the various sizes of “”quenelle”s” which he, or his supporters, were “putting” to the elites. The small ones were shown has having the length of about a hand, while the big ones, the really successful ones, where shown as having the full length of an outstretched arm. This is a typical image of Dieudo showing a “big “quenelle””: This gesture rapidly went viral and became an Internet meme and more and more people began making this gesture as sign of something like “f*ck the system” , “screw the government” or “here is for you, Mr. President!”. To make things worse, it became something of a sport to approach well-known personalities and to have a photo taken next to them while flashing the “quenelle”. People were making “quenelle”s everywhere, especially when photographed next to regime officials. Check this photo of the French Minister of the Interior, Manuel Valls, a rabid Zionist who has openly called for the repression of Dieudonne and Soral in a major speech in from the a congress of the Socialist Party: Valls is the clueless grinning idiot in the middle, surrounded by a group of young Frenchmen flashing the “quenelle”. Needless to say, when this photo was published the entire country exploded in laughter, making the “quenelle” even more famous. In the meantime, the League against Racism and anti-Semitism (the equivalent of the US ADL in France) declared that the “quenelle” was an “inverted Nazi salute and a symbol of the sodomization of the victims of the Shoah”, I kid you not! Predictably, the French Internet exploded in laughter. The regime did not find that funny at all and it reacted with the kind of paranoia which one would expect from dictators like Stalin or Saddam Hussein: it literally launched a witch-hunt to try to detect more or less overt “”quenelle”s” and when such a gesture was detected, it attempted to punish those responsible if they were civil servants, especially in the police and military. And, sure enough, the Internet was flooded with all types of folks flashing the “quenelle” in defiance of the regime’s wrath. Dieudo, of course, invited uniformed officials to come to his theater in Paris to perform a “quenelle” onstage, with him. He also created a website solely dedicated to photos of uniformed people defiantly flashing the sign: http://www.dieudosphere.com/les-”quenelle”s.html Now the regime is completely lost and confused. On one hand, it is simply impossible to sanction all the people who flash such signs, even disciplining only those in uniform is impossible. Initially, the French Chief of Staff had demanded “exemplary sanctions” against the first two soldiers who flashed a “quenelle” (in front of a synagogue they were ordered to guard), but now he have to punished entire crowds of defiant soldiers, most of whom hate the regime anyway. On the other hand, how can the regime ignore the fact that it is being openly defied, mocked and ridiculed? Here we are reaching a topic whose importance cannot be overstated: how can one achieve regime change in a democracy who has been completely bought and paid for by a plutocracy? This is question which is as absolutely crucial for France, as it is for the USA, the UK or any other EU country and the reply to this crucial seems to have eluded most of the million of people in the West who are completely disgusted with the regime in power but who see absolutely no realistic way to change it. Violence is clearly not an option. The regime has been very clever to label any form of “direct action” as “terrorism” while creating a monstrous spy-state which would dwarf Ceausescu’sSecuritate. If you try as much as throwing a brick at a politician, they will call you a terrorist and lock you up for many decades. Playing the electoral game is futile. The plutocrats own the media which, standing on the shoulders of folks like Edward Bernays has learned how to brainwash a population far more effectively that Hitler or Kim Il-Sung ever could. Basically, as shown by yesterday’s vote in the US state of Washington, elections are bought. Period. “One man one vote” has long been replaced by “one dollar one vote”. Trying to convince people by regular information campaigns has proven useless too. If anything the double facts that the 9/11 Truth movement has proven far beyond reasonable doubt that the Twin Towers and WTC7 have been brought down by controlled demolition AND the fact that his has had exactly zero impact on the political process in the USA proves that most people have been either zombified beyond rescue or have given up hope in complete disgust and despair. And yet we, the common folk, do have one formidable weapon left: we can demonstratively show our total lack of respect for this regime and its values. Like Dieudo, we can do that through humor and laughter. God knows we all need a reason to laugh nowadays! And we can do it by showing our complete contempt for all the institutions the regime tries so hard to make us respect. First and foremost, we need to “diss” the voice of the regime – the corporate media – and we need to “diss” the holy liturgy of the regime – the elections. But we cannot do just that as this is only a first step. Next, we need to follow the example of Dieudo and Soral and use each opportunity to openly express our absolute contempt for every shill showing respect of this regime and its values. Not only that, but we need to denounce these propagandists as “paid regime stooges” (which, of course, they are). Lastly, we need to force the regime to show its true face by forcing it to take action against us. Humor plays a crucial role here because – at least for the time being – it has not been declared illegal. Humor is also a formidable weapon to attack a regime’s legitimacy. Here I think of the many sketches which the late George Carlin made about the regime in the USA, like these: Carlin was brilliant, but he did not have the immense opportunity which Dieudo and Soral are now using with devastating effectiveness: a large percentage of the population which is already not only deeply alienated by the regime in power, but which has the cultural, religious and historical roots to dare look at another model: I am talking about the Muslim immigrants in France. Sure, the USA has the Nation of Islam lead by a pretty interesting leader, Louis Farrakhan, but the problem with the NOI is that its teachings are not truly Islamic and that cuts them off from the rest of the much larger Islamic world. Besides, ever since the murder of Malcolm X by two NOI activists I suspect that the NOI has been thoroughly infiltrated by FBI plants. In France, however, the Islamic community has a much more organic link to the Islamic world, including to countries like Iran which fosters a far more refined and sophisticated look at the flaws of modern society than either the pro-regime mosques in France and abroad or the Wahabis. It is, of course, ironical that the French who for many years have seen the Muslim immigration to their country as a curse are now coming to slowly realize that this might well have been a blessing. I do not mean to paint a rosy picture of Islam in France: there are plenty of unsolved problems to tackle both for the natives and the immigrants, and certain forms of Islam are probably really not compatible with the original French traditions and culture. And yes, there are many signs that the current social brew might explode sooner or later. But the phenomenon of Dieudo, Soral and E&R gives me the hope that this explosion does not have to be a destructive one, that it could also be a liberating one. What I am sure of is that some form of explosion will happen. Not only if France ruined economically, but the regime in power is loosing its legitimacy literally day by day. Should it come to a confrontation, and that is a very real possibility in France, it is by no means certain that the police and security forces will continue to remain loyal to the plutocracy in power which, after all, has only made the life of the regular cop much worse. I can easily imagine a “bank holiday” turning into a violent uprising and after that, anything could happen. One of the most knowledgeable observer of the French political scene – economist and author Pierre Jovanovic – believes that President Francois Hollande will not even be able to finish his current term in office. Of course, I do not expect Dieudo or Soral to become President or Prime Minister, neither will E&R become a big political party anytime soon (not to mention that it’s creators did not register it as a party). That is not the point. What I do hope for is that this movement will trigger a re-definition of the French political scene and create a force bold enough to take on the current power establishment head-on, something which has not happened since May of 1968 (the National Front, whose rise was secretly aided by the French Socialists in order to split the French right has long been fully co-opted into the system). Considering the many deep systemic and structural crises currently plaguing Europe, France could lead by example, if only because France’s problems are not much different from those facing the rest of western Europe. Will Israel kill US empire this week? Kevin Barrett — Press TV March 25, 2014 The US empire, which might be more accurately termed the New World Order bankster empire, seems to be lashing out blindly as it enters its death spasms. In Ukraine – as in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere – the Empire’s forces are in disarray. The loss of Crimea, and setbacks in Syria, are merely the latest of many debacles. The cause of this ongoing disaster: A series of self-inflicted wounds. The worst wounds have been self-inflicted by the Empire’s lunatic fringe: the Israel-centric neoconservatives. This group, which includes both Jewish chauvinists and Christian armageddonites, is burdened by fanatical devotion to an impossible project: The maintenance of a sustainable “Jewish state” in Occupied Palestine. Irrational attachment to Israel has lured the Empire into a series of disastrous attacks on Muslim-majority states. In 2008, economist Joseph Stiglitz estimated that the war on Iraq alone had cost the US more than $3 trillion. Since then, he has repeatedly revised that estimate upward. Throw in Afghanistan and other theaters of the anti-Muslim pro-Zionist crusade, and we are in the double-digit trillions. Bottom line: The Zio-con 9/11 wars have crashed the US and world economies. In a 2010 Washington Post article, Stiglitz wrote: “It seems clear that without this war, not only would America’s standing in the world be higher, our economy would be stronger. The question today is: Can we learn from this costly mistake?” Alas, the answer is no. Though Obama has thus far resisted Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s orders to attack Iran, the US is still doing the bidding of the Zionist bankster oligarchs who are the real power behind the Western throne. And those oligarchs – or at least the hawkish among them – are still pushing for world war. The Western bankster oligarchs love war because it forces governments to borrow gigantic sums of money at compound interest, condemning whole nations to perpetual debt slavery. The oligarch hawks and their front man Netanyahu, frustrated by US resistance to attacking Iran, are trying to start World War III in less direct fashion. They overthrew the legitimate government of Ukraine in a fascist coup d’état in order to ratchet up tensions between the US and Russia. Now, with the great powers on hair-trigger alert, Netanyahu, who has spent $3 billion preparing a go-it-alone plan to attack Iran< http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=93182>, can light the fuse of World War III any time he chooses. There are indications that Netanyahu may light that fuse sooner rather than later – maybe even this week. On March 23rd, Reuters reported: “Israeli diplomats launched an unprecedented strike on Sunday, forcing the complete closure of embassies around the world as they escalated a dispute over pay, officials said.” Now that Israel’s diplomatic facilities are closed, will the Israeli military also “launch an unprecedented strike”? Barbara Honegger, a former presidential advisor and Senior Military Affairs Journalist at the US Naval Postgraduate School, believes the Israeli diplomatic strike is just a cover story: “Because of the recall of Israel’s Embassy and Consulate personnel worldwide under the guise of a wage strike – assuming this Reuters story is true – I believe Israel is about to go to war on Syria and Iran, which would bring in Russia, the U.S. and NATO. The Malaysia Airlines ‘search’ is probably a cover for moving naval and air force military assets into place…” The Malaysian Flight 370 incident may also have been intended to serve another purpose: Inflame Western public opinion against Iran. Since the Malaysian plane disappeared, Fox News and other Zionist propaganda outlets have tried to blame “Iranian terrorists.” They have focused suspicion on two Iranian men who supposedly boarded Flight 370 on stolen passports. But now it has emerged that the story of the “two Iranian men” may be a fabrication. On Sunday the London Daily Mail reported: “Fears of a cover-up over the fate of flight MH370 grew yesterday after claims that a photo of two passengers was tampered with. Images of two men who boarded the Malaysian Airlines jet with stolen passports appear to show them having the same set of legs. CCTV footage stills released by officials three days after the Boeing 777-200 vanished from the skies shows the pair with identical green trousers and brown shoes.” Sloppy photoshopping intended to incriminate Muslim patsies has been a regular feature of Zionist-sponsored false-flag terror attacks. One stunning example: The only purported security camera footage showing any of the 19 alleged 9/11 hijackers boarding any of the four supposed attack planes – a few frames attributed to security cameras at Washington, DC’s Dulles Airport – is a blatant forgery. Jay Kolar, whose essay proving that no Muslim hijackers were involved in 9/11 was issued by Europe’s leading scholarly publisher Elsevier, has fully exposed the fake “security videos” of alleged hijackers at Dulles Airport. These purported security videos, which represent only a tiny fraction of what would have been caught on film if hijackers had actually boarded the doomed planes at even one airport, have no authentication codes and no date and time stamps. Their shadows prove they were taken in the afternoon, not early morning when the hijackers supposedly boarded. They include zoom-ins and other form of manual camera manipulation proving they were not taken by a fixed security camera. They feature “hijackers” who were alive after 9/11. And they feature an imposter posing as the alleged hijacker Hani Hanjour. Kolar’s conclusion: “No evidence exists that any of the ‘hijackers’ ever boarded planes that crashed on 9/11.” (Kolar’s article may be read free on-line through Google Books; it is the first essay in The Hidden History of 9/11 edited by Paul Zarembka.) Another notorious false-flag, the 7/7/2005 London bombings, was also blamed on photoshopped Muslim patsies. The best-known 7/7 photo-forgery is an alleged security camera image of patsy Mohammed Siddique Khan – the only photo supposedly placing him in London that day – showing a railing behind him passing in front of his head. Dr. Nick Kollerstrom’s book Terror on the Tube analyzes the 7/7 photographs implicating the four Muslim patsies and shows that this “evidence” consists of photoshopped hoaxes. Does the apparent photoshopping of the two Iranians boarding Malaysian Flight 370 http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=92674<> have an innocent explanation? Or was this yet another attempt to incite wars against Israel’s enemies? If Netanyahu attacks Iran and succeeds in dragging the US and Russia into the war, this week could witness not just the end of the US empire, but the beginning of the end of civilization. I hope Barbara Honegger is wrong. But even if the Empire’s lunatic fringe is stymied this week, they will have many future opportunities to wreak havoc – unless relatively rational Western leaders, assuming that any exist, decide to expose the neocons’ gravest misdeeds and put an end to their reckless warmongering.