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  • ancavge 12:49 am on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Ron Paul: Obama’s ‘goal’ is economic collapse 

    David Edwards and Stephen Webster
    Raw Story
    June 23, 2009

    Ron Paul, the popular Republican Congressman from Texas, is ripping into the president and Congress for what he sees as their “goal” with round after round of stimulus: complete economic collapse.

    “From their spending habits, an economic collapse seems to be the goal of Congress and this administration,” he said in his June 22, 2009, weekly address.

    He added that Democrats who voted for the president’s war funding request, which gave an additional $106 billion to military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq — among other, unrelated items — were actually voting in favor of the wars, not just authorization of the president’s agenda.

    He called it an affront to everyone who believed a vote for Obama was a vote for a peace candidate.

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    The president’s insistence on including an additional $108 billion in asset exchange with the International Monetary Fund is merely “buying global oppression,” he said.

    Paul added that, “this [bill sent] $660 million to Gaza, $555 million to Israel, $310 million to Egypt, $300 million to Jordan and $420 million to Mexico; and some $889 million will be sent to the United Nations for so-called peace keeping missions.”

    In other words, the latest U.S. war funding was an “International bailout,” he said.

    The legislation’s provisions for the IMF included 100 billion dollars for the New Arrangements to Borrow (NAB), a credit instrument providing the multilateral institution with additional resources to deal with exceptional risks to the stability of the international monetary system.

    They also include an expansion of the nation’s special drawing rights by five billion SDRs, adding roughly eight billion dollars to the IMF’s financial firepower.

    The 100 billion dollars for the NAB acts as a credit line for the IMF in case member countries need emergency loans that exceed the institution’s resources. As such, the money is not considered an immediate budget expense.

    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) had proposed to strip out the IMF funds, but his measure was defeated in May by a vote of 64-30.

    “Not only does sending money to the IMF hurt citizens here, evidence shows that it even hurts those it pretends to help,” Paul said. “Along with IMF loans come IMF required policy changes called ’structural adjustment programs,’ which amount to forced Keynesianism. This is the very fantasy-infused economic model that brought our own country to its knees.”

    This audio is from Congressman Ron Paul’s weekly address, released June 22, 2009.

    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/ron-paul-obamas-goal-is-economic-collapse/

     
  • ancavge 12:42 am on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Flashback: CIA Discovered Planning “Soft Revolution” in Early 2009 

    Mehr News Agency)
    June 22, 2009

    TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (Mehr News Agency) — Iran has broken up a CIA-backed network that sought to carry out a “soft revolution” in Iran through people-to-people contacts.

    The “soft revolution” plan is based in Dubai and is similar to a U.S. plan that targeted the Soviet Union in 1959, the director of the counterespionage department of the Intelligence Ministry told reporters at a press conference here on Monday.

    He said the CIA was seeking to implement the plan under the cover of scientific and cultural contacts between Iranian and U.S. nationals.

    Unfortunately, some Iranian nationals, especially cultural and scientific figures, were deceived through such activities, he added.

    “The U.S. intelligence agency was seeking to (repeat) its experiences of color revolutions through such public contacts with influential persons and elites.”

    The CIA tried to attain its goals by taking advantage of people-to-people contacts, joint studies, efforts to share scientific experiences, and other similar projects, he added.

    The soft revolution plan was carried out through “NGOs, union protests, non-violent demonstrations, civil disobedience… and (efforts to) foment ethnic strife” all across Iran, the official stated.

    Four of the people who led the network inside Iran were actively and intentionally cooperating with CIA agents, he noted.

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    These four persons were put on trial, some others were pardoned, and some others were acquitted due to lack of sufficient evidence, he explained.

    These four persons confessed and videotapes of parts of their confessions will be released soon, he noted.

    He only named two of the persons, the brothers Dr. Arash Alaei and Dr. Kamyar Alaei.

    The Intelligence Ministry official said that $32 million of the $75 million allocated by the U.S. Congress to destabilize Iran was spent on this project.

    The CIA used institutions such as the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Soros Foundation, AIPAC, and charity organizations and sought the help of William Burns and other people in the United States and agents in the Azerbaijan Republic, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait.

    He stated that the CIA enlisted scientists, physicians, university professors, clergymen, artists, athletes, and dress designers for its plot.

    He went on to say that these people were invited to the United States in groups of 10-15 people, with visas issued for them in Dubai in the shortest possible time, and according to their professions, they participated in scientific seminars and toured various states, and when they returned home they were asked to write “analyses” of the situation inside Iran.

    The CIA was actively seeking to recruit more people for the network, who also would have been invited to visit the United States, he added.

    These persons were ordered to put pressure on the government to change its policy and to sow discord between the government and the people, he explained.

    The Intelligence Ministry found out about the secret plan from the very beginning and “even allowed the operation to be conducted to a (certain level) so that we could inform talented people with full confidence that they should not be deceived by such scientific centers,” he stated.

    The Iranian Intelligence Ministry countered the plot by “infiltrating” the network and even derailed it from its path by providing false information, but the CIA eventually discovered the ruse, he explained.

    Advice for Obama

    The official advised the incoming U.S. administration to avoid repeating the previous “failed” policies toward Iran.

    He made the remarks one day before Barack Obama is officially inaugurated as the next U.S. president.

    The Intelligence Ministry official said the U.S. is discrediting its scientific and charity organizations by allowing the CIA to use them as cover for its activities.

    “It is not in the interests of scientific and political institutions (to allow themselves) to be used by the CIA for its hidden agenda.”

    Employing such organizations to conduct spy activities will create skepticism about them that will be very difficult to eliminate, he noted.

    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/flashback-cia-discovered-planning-soft-revolution-in-early-2009/

     
  • ancavge 12:40 am on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Whistleblower Who Linked “Taliban” Leader To US Intelligence Is Assassinated 

    Steve Watson
    Infowars.net
    Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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    A whistleblower who defected from the Pakistani Taliban has been assassinated just days after he claimed that the group was working with US intelligence to destabilize the country.

    Qari Zainuddin, a tribal leader of the South Waziristan region in Pakistan was shot dead on Tuesday by a gunman said to be loyal to Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud.

    Analysts said that Mr Zainuddin’s murder was a serious blow to the military campaign against the militants, as support of his faction was considered crucial, reports the London Times. “[It] is a warning to other pro government tribal commanders,” said Mahmood Shah, a retired brigadier who had served as top official in the tribal region.

    Zainuddin had rejected Mehsud’s Taliban tribe, and shifted his allegiance to the Pakistani government, following a string of suicide bombings targeting mosques and civilians.

    The Pakistani government also claims that Mehsud was responsible for the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto.

    One of Qari Zainuddin’s aides, who was also injured in the attack that killed the tribal leader, told the media that a lone gunman was able to enter Zainuddin’s office and open fire, before escaping uninjured.

    “It was definitely Baitullah’s man who infiltrated our ranks, and he has done his job,” Baz Mohammad told the Associated Press news agency.

    Zainuddin had recently hit out at Mehsud in an interview with the AP.

    “Whatever Baitullah Mehsud and his associates are doing in the name of Islam is not a jihad, and in fact it is rioting and terrorism,” Zainuddin said.

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    Though the BBC and other mainstream sources highlighted this interview with Zainuddin, they neglected to cover the fact that Zainuddin also reportedly denounced Mehsud as “an American agent”.

    Both Iranian and Pakistani media independently covered his remarks, adding that Zainuddin also described Baitullah Mehsud as having strong links with both Indian and Israeli intelligence.

    In an interview with local media the defector said that Mehsud had established strong links with Israeli intelligence services, which were destabilizing the nuclear armed country, reports the Iranian news service Press TV.

    “These people (Mehsud and his men) are working against Islam.” the report quotes Zainuddin as having said.

    Meanwhile, Pakistan’s largest daily newspaper, The News, carried a report last Sunday that highlighted the remarks:

    “In interviews to various media organisations on Thursday, Qari Zainuddin and his deputy Haji Turkistan had alleged that Baitullah was an American and Indian agent, he had killed Benazir Bhutto and that the real Jihad was going on in Afghanistan, not in Pakistan.” the report stated.

    “Many diplomats contacted Foreign Office and Interior Ministry officials as well as media persons, seeking answers to their questions. Some Western diplomats were particularly confused over the claim that Baitullah was an American agent and that he had killed Benazir Bhutto. These diplomats were asking a question that if Baitullah was involved in the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, does that mean that the American authorities were also involved in the conspiracy.” the report continued.

    Of course, whether you put faith in the Iranian and Pakistani media on these reports, is another question, however, there have been suspicions for some time amongst some Pakistanis that Baitullah Mehsud is on the CIA payroll and is being protected by the intelligence apparatus.

    According to retired brigadier and former vice president and founder of the Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Shaukat Qadir, the Pakistani military has requested US help to kill Baitullah Mehsud on several occasions and provided the US with accurate information of his location. Despite this, he claims, Mehsud was never targeted.

    Other analysts hold suspicions that Indian and US intelligence are funneling weapons, financial aid and even fighters to the Pakistani Taliban.

    The history of the Taliban in Afghanistan, as we have previously reported, is replete with connections to western controlled intelligence agencies.

    These facts were also recently highlighted by Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, who admitted that the CIA and his country’s ISI together created the Taliban.

    The Taliban’s spread into Pakistan has also been connected to intelligence driven plots to Balkanize the middle East.

    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/whistleblower-who-linked-taliban-leader-to-us-intelligence-is-assassinated/

     
  • ancavge 12:36 am on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    In 1969, Rockefeller Official Said US Would Be De-industrialized 

    Henry Makow
    June 23, 2009

    On March 20, 1969, Dr. Richard Day, the National Medical Director of the Rockefeller-sponsored “Planned Parenthood” told a meeting  that American industry will be sabotaged and shown to be uncompetitive.

    In view of the recent bankruptcy of General Motors, his remarks are especially pertinent.

    “The stated plan was that different parts of the world would be assigned different roles of industry and commerce in a unified global system. The continued preeminence of the United States and the relative independence and self-sufficiency of the United States would have to be changed… in order to create a new structure, you first have to tear down the old, and American industry was one example of that.”

    “Each part of the world will have a specialty and thus become inter-dependent, he said. The US will remain a center for agriculture, high tech, communications, and education but heavy industry would be “transported out.”

    These remarks to the Pittsburgh Pediatric Society were reported by Dr. Lawrence Dunegan, a Pittsburgh pediatrician who died in Jan. 2004. The speech described “A New World System” already in place which would permanently transform the world.

    Dr. Day wanted the 80 or so physicians present to be prepared. The transcript of Dunegan’s recollections has been posted here and should be read in full. However, I’ll provide a summary here.

    OMINOUS OMISSIONS

    Much of what Day promised in 1969 is looking like a rear-view mirror today. But ominous events have yet to transpire. They do want to implant a chip in us so they can find and identify us, as well as monitor and control our purchases.

    They are weaning us off national allegiance and will resort to terrorism to win our assent to their global police state. They may use “one or two nuclear bombs to convince people we mean business,” Day said.

    He refrained from mentioning who “we” are but said the names are recognizable. Given that he worked for the Rockefellers, I assume he meant the Rockefellers and their bosses, the Rothschilds.

    This adds weight to the widely-held view that the central bankers are responsible for most terrorism, using MI-6, Mossad and the CIA. Dr. Day also said that “war is obsolete” given the danger of nuclear exchange so terrorism would be used instead. This was 1969.

    He said that there are always two reasons for anything the Rockefellers do: the pretext which makes it palatable to the gullible public and the real reason. Thus, as I argued in my book “Cruel Hoax” (2007), we are being turned into homosexuals in the name of “women’s and gay rights.” Gender-neutered and promiscuous, fewer people are able to bond permanently with a member of the opposite sex for the purpose of procreation.

    Dr. Day said sex will be separated from marriage and reproduction ( i.e. “sexual liberation”) to break up the family and reduce population. Abortion, divorce and homosexuality will be made socially acceptable.

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    “Homosexuals will be given permission to act out. Everyone including the elderly will be encouraged to have sex. It will be brought out into the open. Anything goes.” [The "Stonewall Riots" which unleashed the "gay rights" movement, took place three months later.] The ultimate goal is to have sex without reproduction. Reproduction without sex will occur in laboratories. Family size will be limited as in China.

    It will be made more difficult for families to stay together. More women will work outside the home and more people will remain single. Sports instead of dolls will be promoted to girls so they will seek achievement instead of family. Girls will be taught they are the same as boys.

    In general, international sports like soccer and hockey will be pushed so Americans will see themselves as “world citizens.” American sports like baseball and football will not be similarly encouraged.

    BRUTALIZATION

    Pornography, violence and obscenity on TV and in movies will be increased. People will be desensitized to violence and porn and made to feel life is short, precarious and brutish. Music will “get worse” and will be used for indoctrination.

    There will be unemployment and mass migration in order to uproot long established (conservative) communities. Social change will be introduced in port cities and work its way to the heartland. (Thus, the east and west coast are liberal.)

    He said a cure to cancer exists in the Rockefeller Institute but is kept secret for purposes of  depopulation. He said there will be an increase in infectious man-made diseases.

    Dr. Day, who worked in weather modification during the war, said weather can be used to wage war or create drought and famine. The food supply will be monitored so no one can get enough food to “support a fugitive from the New System.” Growing your own food will be outlawed under the pretext of it being unsafe.

    He said people are controlled by means of the information they are given. Thus, information will be selective. Not everyone will be allowed to own books. “Certain books will disappear from libraries.” Literary classics will be subtly altered. People will spend longer in school but not learn anything. There will be restrictions on travel; and private home ownership will disappear.

    He said people who don’t want to go along will be “disposed of humanely.” He said there will be no martyrs–”people will just disappear.”

    CONCLUSION

    Our political and cultural “leaders” are accomplices in a plot to re-engineer humanity to serve the Judeo-Masonic central banking cartel. Wars, terrorism, depressions, political and social change, entertainment and fads are all contrived to gradually bring about an Orwellian police state.

    Dr. Day says politicians are manipulated “without their even knowing it.” Their failure to protect us from this Satanic conspiracy is a betrayal of the first order. We have to alert the sincere ones and reach soldiers and police too. Civilization hangs in the balance. We are in real danger and should organize in small independent units.

    People are hurting now and are more receptive to this information. This “economic downturn” is deliberate and part of the police state agenda. We have to educate people who think these events are random. The Rockefellers and their traitorous lackeys won’t bring this off if the intelligentsia and masses are aware of the truth.

    Progressives and Leftists need to learn that “progress” and “change” really refer to totalitarian world government. This is the change they “believe in.” Dr. Day said in 1969, “people will have to get used to constant change.”  I used to be a Liberal-Leftist myself. If I can see the real meaning of “changing the world,” others can too.

    We also have to take practical steps to defend ourselves, our families and our freedom.

    Our society and culture are a fraud based on one central fraud, the monopoly over government credit in the hands of Cabalist private bankers. They are using this power to extend their monopoly over every aspect of our lives by manipulating world events and social behavior. The only way to save civilization from failure is to nationalize the Central Banks.

    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/in-1969-rockefeller-official-said-us-would-be-de-industrialized/

     
  • ancavge 12:33 am on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    H.R. 675: Building Obama’s Civilian National Security Force 

    Kurt Nimmo
    Infowars
    June 23, 2009

    In January, without any recognizable corporate media coverage, Rep. Bob Filner, a California Democrat, introduced H.R. 675. The bill would amend title 10 of the United States Code and extend to civilian employees of the Department of Defense the authority to execute warrants, make arrests, and carry firearms. The bill was referred to the Armed Services Committee on January 26, 2009.

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    Filner’s bill would amend the United States code with the following: “Sec. 1585b. Law enforcement officers of the Department of Defense: authority to execute warrants, make arrests, and carry firearms… for any offense against the United States.” (Emphasis added.)

    The Posse Comitatus Act, passed on June 18, 1878 after the end of Reconstruction, limits the powers of the federal government to use the military for law enforcement. The Act prohibits members of the federal uniformed services from exercising nominally state law enforcement, police, or peace officer powers that maintain “law and order” on non-federal property within the United States.

    H.R. 675 sidesteps Posse Comitatus by defining “law enforcement officer of the Department of Defense” as “a civilian employee of the Department of Defense,” including federal police officers, detectives, criminal investigators, special agents, and game law enforcement officers classified by the Office of Personnel Management Occupational Series 0083 (the United States Office of Personnel Management is described as an “independent agency” of the U.S. government that manages the civil service of the federal government).

    In 2005, the Office of Personnel Management partnered with the Department of Homeland Security to create a “21st century human resources management system that fully supports the Department’s vital mission,” according to then Office of Personnel Management Associate Director for Strategic Human Resources Policy Ron Sanders.

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    At approximately the same time, the DoD issued a Defense Directive 1404.10 (read PDF) that establishes a “DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce” and rescinds a prior Clinton era directive dealing with the emergency use of civilian personnel. The Obama administration describes the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce as follows:

    Members of the DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce shall be organized, trained, cleared, equipped, and ready to deploy in support of combat operations by the military; contingencies; emergency operations; humanitarian missions; disaster relief; restoration of order; drug interdiction; and stability operations of the Department of Defense in accordance with DoDD 3000.05

    “This new directive is odd, coming as it does after campaign promises by Obama to establish a paramilitary ‘civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded’ as our military,” writes Doug Ross.

    According to Sec. Def. Robert Gates, defeating terrorism will require the use of more “soft power,” with civilians contributing more in communication, economic assistance, political development and other non-military areas. “Gates called for the creation of new government organizations, including a permanent group of civilian experts with a wide range of expertise who could be sent abroad on short notice as a supplement to U.S. military efforts. And he urged more involvement by university and other private experts,” the Associated Press reported in late 2007.

    It should be noted that the original Civilian Expeditionary Workforce directive mentions the term “overseas” no fewer than 33 times, while the Obama revision does not mention “overseas” at all. In other words, the revised directive is designed for “emergency operations” in the United States.

    Both H.R. 675 and the DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce directive will establish civilian “soft power” under the direction of the Pentagon. Obama is now actively working to create a paramilitary “civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the military. In order to skirt Posse Comitatus, Obama’s paramilitary brownshirts will be organized and run out of the Office of Personnel Management with orders coming from the Pentagon.

    In the recent past, the Pentagon sent operatives to snoop on anti-war and patriot demonstrations — for instance, Alex Jones’ protest at the Federal Reserve was monitored by the Pentagon . In the not too distant future they will likely send “civilians” with firearms and the power to arrest “rightwing extremists” who represent, according to the Department of Homeland Security and numerous federalized police agencies, “offense against the United States.”

    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/hr-675-building-obamas-civilian-national-security-force/

     
    • Da Police 5:44 am on July 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I am a Department of the Army Police (Series 0083) and I have to point some things out. This bill is about leveling the playing field and recognizing that the danger we face is the same if not more as any city or county cop faces off the military installation we work on. Keep in mind the numbers of service members that return from War with a serious condition (PTSD and otherwise) and we are the first responders that have to deal with these individuals. Therefore we should have the credentials and LEO status to back it up. We do real police work and make real enemies doing so. As far as training the Department of the Army has set up its own Police Academy that the civilian force must attend. This bill is intended to grant the rest of us DOD employees working as Law Enforcement the same powers many sections of the Government already have. This bill needs to be passed quickly and those that think that we would be out on the streets in every town knocking on their door honestly don’t know what they are talking about. Furthermore The Posse Comitatus Act does not apply to DOD Civilian Police due to the fact that we are not Military Police we are Civilians Not soldiers.

  • ancavge 12:31 am on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    How Western media backs green revolution in Iran 

    Russia Today
    June 23, 2009

    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/how-western-media-backs-green-revolution-in-iran/

     
  • ancavge 12:29 am on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Western Stooge Pahlavi Positioning Himself To Take Power In Iran 

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Prison Planet.com
    Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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    Reza Pahlavi, son of the former Shah of Iran, is positioning himself to become the new US-backed puppet leader of Iran should the current regime be toppled by protests still sweeping the country after the disputed election, following revelations that Mir-Hossein Mousavi directed terrorist attacks against the United States in the 1980’s.

    Should the popular uprising, which some allege is being fomented by western intelligence as a gateway to regime change, be successful, Mousavi’s plans to take power are likely to be derailed by his bloody past.

    According to a report by CQ Politics;

    He may yet turn out to be the avatar of Iranian democracy, but three decades ago Mir-Hossein Mousavi was waging a terrorist war on the United States that included bloody attacks on the U.S. embassy and Marine Corps barracks in Beirut.

    Mousavi, prime minister for most of the 1980s, personally selected his point man for the Beirut terror campaign, Ali Akbar Mohtashemi-pur, and dispatched him to Damascus as Iran’s ambassador, according to former CIA and military officials.

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    The ambassador in turn hosted several meetings of the cell that would carry out the Beirut attacks, which were overheard by the National Security Agency.

    The man standing in line to usurp the discredited Mousavi is none other than the son of the late Shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, who is emerging as a prominent figure and a staunch advocate for the protesters.

    Pahlavi’s reaction to the tragic death of the slain protester “Neda,” who was apparently killed by pro-Ahmadinejad militia forces on Saturday in Tehran, has propelled the former crown prince of Iran to national prominence.

    In an emotional press conference yesterday, Pahlavi said that Neda was one of his daughters as he fought back tears in front of the cameras.

    He also warned on Monday that the defeat of the demonstrators protesting the election in Iran could eventually lead to a nuclear war, stating, “Their defeat will encourage extremism from the shores of the Levant to the energy jugular of the world.”

    Pahlavi has long planned to help overthrow the current regime in Iran. Five years ago he called for “a revolution sparked by massive civil disobedience in which the masses in the streets are backed by elements of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard,” adding that he was in contact with members of the Guard who shared his vision.

    Pahlavi left Iran in 1978 and was educated in the United States before training as a jet fighter pilot at the Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, Texas.

    According to writer Michael Edwards, Pahlavi “Has continually appeared on satellite radio and TV shows beamed into Iran, repeatedly calling for civil disobedience in order to topple the Islamic Mullahs. He promotes a US-UN backed referendum to decide whether Iran is to be governed as a constitutional monarchy, which he says he can lead as Shah, or a “secular democracy.”

    We are again seeing history repeat itself. In 1953, the United States orchestrated a violent coup in Iran under the auspices of Operation Ajax to topple the democratically elected government of Mohammed Mossadegh and replace it with the western-compliant yet brutal regime of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, before its overthrow following the 1979 revolution.

    The Shah’s son is now positioning himself to be installed as the next stooge by US, British and Israeli interests should the regime of the Mullahs be brought down by the mass demonstrations. It appears that Mousavi is merely a stop gap for the Anglo-American establishment and that his terrorist past will swiftly be used to discredit him and prevent him from assuming power, leaving the path clear for Pahlavi to step in and allow the New World Order to once again seize control Iran for the first time in 30 years.

    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/western-stooge-pahlavi-positioning-himself-to-take-power-in-iran/

     
  • ancavge 12:26 am on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Obama’s Financial Reform Proposal: A Stealth Scheme for Global Monetary Control 

    Stephen Lendman
    Global Research
    June 23, 2009

    When politicians plan reform, it’s wise to be skeptical and hold on to your wallets. So fixing the economy by bailing out Wall Street is wrecking it, and Obama’s proposed health care reform taxes more, provides less, places profits above human need, avoids the most vital solutions, and leaves a broken system in place.

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    Instead of Real Financial Reform, Obama’s Plan capitulates to Wall Street.

    Now there’s “Financial Regulatory Reform, A New Foundation: Rebuilding Financial Supervision and Regulation” – announced June 17 with Obama saying he’ll send Congress a plan to create new government agencies, give the private banking cartel Federal Reserve more power, and address five major problems needing regulatory and legislative measures to fix.

    Addressing business executives in the White House East Room, he said:

    “A culture of irresponsibility took root from Wall Street to Washington to Main Street” with no mention that months of it worsened on his watch. “A regulatory regime basically crafted in the wake of a 20th century economic crisis – the Great Depression – was overwhelmed by the speed, scope and sophistication of a 21st century global economy.” In fact, 30 years of deregulation since the late 1970s, not technology, caused speculative excesses, market bubbles, and inevitable collapses that always follow.

    Of course, these problems are endemic under a system that’s crisis-prone, unstable, anarchic, ungovernable, and self-destructive through repeated cycles of booms creating bubbles, then busts, followed by recessions or depressions with today’s collapse grave enough for Michel Chossudovky to call it “far more serious than the Great Depression (because all) major sectors of the global economy are affected.”

    Proposed Financial Reforms

    An 89-page Treasury Department pdf is available online for those inclined to read it. Along with an introduction and summary of recommendations, its five major objectives are to:

    I. “Promote Robust Supervision and Regulation of Financial Markets

    II. Establish Comprehensive Regulation of Financial Markets

    III. Protect Consumers and Investors from Financial Abuse

    IV. Provide the Government with the Tools it Needs to Manage Financial Crises (and)

    V. Raise International Regulatory Standards and Improve International Cooperation”

    The introduction cites “the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression,” admits that its “roots….go back decades (and states that) the government could have done more to prevent many of” them. Proposed reforms include:

    – a new regulatory “Financial Services Oversight Council;”

    – more power to the Fed over “all firms that could pose a threat to financial stability, even those that do not own banks” such as insurance companies;

    – stronger capital standards for all financial firms;

    – a new “National Bank Supervisor” over all federally chartered banks;

    – registering hedge fund advisors;

    – new regulation of securitization and derivatives markets;

    – increased market transparency and the effectiveness of credit ratings agencies;

    – originators of loans packaged into securities to retain some of the credit risk;

    – broker and loan originator compensation changes away from income up front to spreading it out over time and making it dependent on the performance of loans they make;

    – a new “Consumer Financial Protection Agency” to safeguard them from potentially harmful complex financial products, including securities, mortgages and credit cards;

    – “stronger regulations to improve the transparency, fairness, and appropriateness of consumer and investor products and services;”

    – new ways to “resolve nonbank financial institutions whose failure could have serious systemic effects;”

    – changing the Fed’s “emergency lending authority to improve accountability;”

    – establishing “wind down” authority to take over large financial firms like AIG, Fannie and Freddie; and

    – international reforms, including greater oversight of global financial markets and more control through a process whereby G-20 countries cooperate in regulating transnational companies. This looks like the most insidious, outlandish, and dangerous provision. More on it below and its likely importance.

    The report suggests other proposals may follow and that “More can and should be done in the future.” So what to make of it all given that it’s still a plan, congressional and other critics are attacking some of its provisions, whatever emerges is still a ways off, and large banks, insurers and other influential financial firms have final say on new laws and regulations affecting them, so likely changes coming may further taint an already deeply corrupted system.

    America has a legacy of failed public agencies as well as regulatory and legislative reform – for lack of teeth, oversight, and most important because financial and other industries end up self-regulating, consolidating, and growing more powerful at the expense of the public interest. Giving the Federal Reserve more power lets banking giants make their own rules, decide how and whether to enforce them, and thus mainly operate as they wish because no one in Washington dares challenge them.

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    Michael Hudson agrees in his new article titled: “Instead of Real Financial Reform, Obama’s Plan capitulates to Wall Street.” He explains that supposed reforms promote “Wall Street’s ‘product,’ debt creation, at the expense of the economy at large, and lets financial chieftains continue to self-regulate the debt industry – and by the way, to keep all their gains from the past decade’s worth of fraudulent lending, scot-free….(He) achieved what no Republican could have: rescuing the Bush administration’s pro-creditor policies that fostered the Bubble Economy in the first place.”

    The plan is laden with a “false diagnosis” and “fatal flaws,” so clearly what’s proposed are “wrong-headed cures (but hardly) by accident.” If it’s largely accepted as is, Wall Street will get precisely what it wants – a veneer of regulatory cover to keep wrecking the economy and stealing the public blind.

    Simon Johnson is also critical. He’s a former IMF chief economist, now teaching at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. After reviewing Obama’s plan, he expressed great skepticism. Even though large banks and other financial institutions caused the global crisis, no wrongdoing on their part is cited nor are punitive measures proposed. He states:

    “There appears to be no mention that corporate governance within these large banks failed totally. How on earth can you expect these banks to operate in a responsible manner unless and until you address the reckless manner in which they (a) compensate themselves, (b) destroy shareholder value, and (c) treat boards of directors as toothless wonders? The profound silence on this point from the administration – including some of our finest economic, financial, and legal thinkers – is breathtaking….”

    “Based on what we see so far, there is little reason to be encouraged. The reform process appears to have been captured at any early stage – by design the lobbyists were let into the executive branch’s (planning process), so we don’t even get to have a transparent debate or to hear specious arguments about why we really need big banks.”

    Johnson (like Hudson) added that financial giants are pleased with Obama’s plan, and why not. They or their lobbyists wrote it. On June 16, even The New York Times suggested it in Stephen Labaton’s article headlined: “Obama Sought a Range of Views on Finance Rules.” Over several weeks, “executives from an array of industries caught up in the financial crisis came to Washington….to make their case for how the new regulatory landscape should look. They came from big banks and small ones, insurance companies, stock exchanges, hedge funds and mutual funds” as well as consumer groups and labor for appearance sake only.

    “Now lobbyists….will head to Congress to try to influence the final product” with no doubt they will so once again consumer interests will be shortchanged – perhaps globally given events reported earlier this year and discussed below.

    Steps Toward Global Money and Banking Control

    In her April 18, 2009 article titled “The Tower of Basel: Do We Really Want the Bank for International Settlements Issuing Our Global Currency,” Ellen Brown quoted Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in the London Telegraph (April 7) saying:

    On April 2, “A single clause in Point 19 of the communique issued by the G-20 leaders amounts to a revolution in the global financial order.”

    “We have agreed to support a general SDR allocation which will inject $250 (billion) into the world economy and increase global liquidity…SDRs are Special Drawing Rights, a synthetic paper currency issued by the International Monetary Fund that has lain dormant for half a century.”

    “In effect, the G-20 leaders have activated the IMF’s power to create money and begin global ‘quantitative easing.’ In doing so, they are putting a de facto world currency into play. It is outside the control of any sovereign body.”

    Brown agrees and highlighted the article’s subtitle: “The world is a step closer to a global currency, backed by a global central bank, running monetary policy for all humanity.” What might it be, she asked? The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) – the secretive 55-member nation, central bank of central bankers. Based in Basel, Switzerland, it’s run by the monetary authorities of six dominant nations – America, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Japan and Britain.

    Objective V in Obama’s financial reform plan addresses “Rais(ing) International Standards and Improving International Cooperation” by promoting global control in a single paragraph:

    “The United States is playing a strong leadership role in efforts to coordinate international policy through the G-20, the Financial Stability Board, and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. We will use our leadership position in the international community to promote (an) initiative compatible with the domestic regulatory reforms described in this report.”

    Near the end of the plan, it recommends “Strengthen(ing) the Financial Stability Board….complet(ing) its restructuring and institutionaliz(ing) its new mandate to promote global financial stability by September 2009.” It also urges “work(ing) with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and standard setters to develop macroprudential tools” with Obama asking other nations to follow America’s lead.

    What is the FSB, and why is it important?

    The Financial Stability Forum (FSF) Becomes the Financial Stability Board (FSB)

    Founded at a Bonn, Germany meeting in 1999 when Bundesbank president, Hans Tietmeyer, recommend it to G-7 finance ministers and central bank governors, the FSF consists of central bankers and finance ministers of about a dozen key nations working together for their mutual self-interest.

    A decade later at the G-20’s April 2 London Summit, these nations agreed to let a new Financial Stability Board (FSB) regulate their economies henceforth as stated in a concluding communique:

    “In particular we agree:

    – to establish a new Financial Stability Board (FSB) with a strengthened mandate, as a successor to the Financial Stability Forum (FSF), including all G-20 countries, FSF members, Spain, and the European Commission;

    – that the FSB should collaborate with the IMF to provide early warning of macroeconomic and financial risks and the actions needed to address them; (and)

    – to extend regulation and oversight to all systemically important financial institutions, instruments and markets.”

    The G-20’s same day’s press release headlined: “Financial Stability Forum re-established as the Financial Stability Board (with an) expanded membership (and) a broadened mandate to promote financial stability.”

    It “consists of a Chairperson, a Steering Committee, the Plenary with member countries, SSBs (standard setting bodies) and international financial institutions, and a Secretariat. The Chair oversees the Steering Committee, the Plenary and the Secretariat. The FSB Plenary is the decision making organ of the FSB.” It has a “full-time Secretary General and an enlarged Secretariat based in Basel (to) support the FSB.” Membership also obligates countries to “implement international financial standards (including 12 International Standards and Codes)….” with no elaboration about them except in broad terms left for outsiders to imagine what’s meant.

    Plenary members include G-20 nations, Spain and the European Commission – represented by their central bankers, immediate deputies, heads of their main regulatory agency, deputy finance ministers, SSB chairs, central bank committees, and representatives of the IMF, World Bank, BIS and OECD – together the world’s monetary movers and shakers.

    The FSB appears to be a step closer toward global monetary control under the direction of the G-7 dominated BIS, IMF and other international lending agencies. Given its inclusion in Obama’s financial reform proposal makes the entire package suspect and perhaps just cover for the above-outlined sinister scheme – as well as letting Wall Street be self-regulating.

    In her June 21 article titled “Big Brother in Basel: Have We Traded Our National Sovereignty for Financial Stability,” Ellen Brown cites Internet rumors “that the new agency benignly called the Financial Stability Board (FSB) is the latest sinister development in the covert consolidation of global financial power in a few private hands,” – namely dominant G-7 central bankers controlling the BIS, IMF, and other international lending agencies.

    So far, there’s still time to prevent it provided enough concerned people know the danger, spread the word to others, and urge them to pass it on. Otherwise, holding on to your wallets won’t matter because everything in them will be emptied the result of (banker-controlled) regulatory bodies pulling off the greatest ever financial heist – a global coup d’etat. The time to stop it is now and expose Obama as a frontman for grand theft and power.

    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/obamas-financial-reform-proposal-a-stealth-scheme-for-global-monetary-control/

     
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    Son of shah says protesters defeat could lead to nuclear war 

    AFP
    June 23, 2009
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    The exiled son of the late shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, warned Monday of dire consequences for the volatile Middle East and the rest of the world if the popular uprising in Iran is crushed.

    The defeat of the movement protesting the outcome of presidential elections 10 days ago would not only threaten global stability but could lead to nuclear war, Pahlavi told a news conference here.

    “Their defeat will encourage extremism from the shores of the Levant to the energy jugular of the world,” said Pahlavi, who left Iran a year before the ouster of his father, shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, in the 1979 Islamic revolution.

    “At worst, fanatical tyrants who know that the future is against them may end their present course on their terms: a nuclear holocaust,” Pahlavi told a room packed with reporters at the National Press Club in Washington.

    Read entire article

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    Soros, the CIA, Mossad and the new media destabilization of Iran 

    James Corbett
    The Corbett Report
    June 23, 2009

    It’s the 2009 presidential election in Iran and opposition leader Mir-Houssein Mousavi declares victory hours before the polls close, insuring that any result to the contrary will be called into question. Western media goes into overdrive, fighting with each other to see who can offer the most hyperbolic denunciation of the vote and President Ahmadenijad’s apparent victory (BBC wins by publishing bald-faced lies about the supposed popular uprising which it is later forced to retract). On June 13th, 30000 “tweets” begin to flood Twitter with live updates from Iran, most written in English and provided by a handful of newly-registered users with identical profile photos. The Jerusalem Post writes a story about the Iran Twitter phenomenon a few hours after it starts (and who says Mossad isn’t staying up to date with new media?). Now, YouTube is providing a “Breaking News” link at the top of every page linking to the latest footage of the Iranian protests (all shot in high def, no less). Welcome to Destabilization 2.0, the latest version of a program that the western powers have been running for decades in order to overthrow foreign, democratically elected governments that don’t yield to the whims of western governments and multinational corporations.

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    Soros henchman Evgeny Morozov is extolling the virtues of the new Tehran Twitter revolution.

    Ironically, Iran was also the birthplace of the original CIA program for destabilizing a foreign government. Think of it as Destabilization 1.0: It’s 1953 and democratically-elected Iranian leader Mohammed Mossadegh is following through on his election promises to nationalize industry for the Iranian people, including the oil industry of Iran which was then controlled by the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. The CIA is sent into the country to bring an end to Mossadegh’s government. They begin a campaign of terror, staging bombings and attacks on Muslim targets in order to blame them on nationalist, secular Mossadegh. They foster and fund an anti-Mossadegh campaign amongst the radical Islamist elements in the country. Finally, they back the revolution that brings their favoured puppet, the Shah, into power. Within months, their mission had been accomplished: they had removed a democratically elected leader who threatened to build up an independent, secular Persian nation and replaced him with a repressive tyrant whose secret police would brutally suppress all opposition. The campaign was a success and the lead CIA agent wrote an after-action report describing the operation in glowing terms. The pattern was to be repeated time and time again in country after country (in Guatemala in 1954, in Afghanistan in the 1980s, in Serbia in the 1990s), but these operations leave the agency open to exposure. What was needed was a different plan, one where the western political and financial interests puppeteering the revolution would be more difficult to implicate in the overthrow.

    Enter Destabilization 1.1. This version of the destabilization program is less messy, offering plausible deniability for the western powers who are overthrowing a foreign government. It starts when the IMF moves in to offer a bribe to a tinpot dictator in a third world country. He gets 10% in exchange for taking out an exorbitant loan for an infrastructure project that the country can’t afford. When the country inevitably defaults on the loan payments, the IMF begins to take over, imposing a restructuring program that eventually results in the full scale looting of the country’s resources for western business interests. This program, too, was run in country after country, from Jamaica to Myanmar, from Chile to Zimbabwe. The source code for this program was revealed in 2001, however, when former World Bank chief economist Joseph Stiglitz went public about the scam. More detail was added in 2004 by the publication of John Perkin’s Confessions of an Economic Hitman, which revealed the extent to which front companies and complicit corporations aided, abetted and facilitated the economic plundering and overthrow of foreign governments. Although still an effective technique for overthrowing foreign nations, the fact that this particular scam had been exposed meant that the architects of global geopolitics would have to find a new way to get rid of foreign, democratically elected governments.

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    Destabilization 1.2 involves seemingly disinterested, democracy promoting NGOs with feelgood names like the Open Society Institute, Freedom House and the National Endowment for Democracy. They fund, train, support and mobilize opposition movements in countries that have been targeted for destabilization, often during elections and usually organized around an identifiable color. These “color revolutions” sprang up in the past decade and have so far successfully destabilized the governments of the Ukraine, Lebanon, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan, among others. These revolutions bear the imprint of billionaire finance oligarch George Soros. The hidden hand of western powers behind these color revolutions has threatened their effectiveness in recent years, however, with an anti-Soros movement having arisen in Georgia and with the recent Moldovan “grape revolution” having come to naught (much to the chagrin of Soros-funded OSI’s Evgeny Morozov).

    Now we arrive at Destabilization 2.0, really not much more than a slight tweak of Destabilization 1.2. The only thing different is that now Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media are being employed to amplify the effect of (and the impression of) internal protests. Once again, Soros henchman Evgeny Morozov is extolling the virtues of the new Tehran Twitter revolution and the New York Times is writing journalistic hymns to the power of internet new media…when it serves western imperial interests. We are being asked to believe that this latest version of the very (very) old program of U.S. corporate imperialism is the real deal. While there is no doubt that the regime of Ahmadenijad is reprehensible and the feelings of many of the young protestors in Iran are genuine, you will forgive me for quesyioning the motives behind the monolithic media support for the overthrow of Iran’s government and the installation of Mir-Houssein “Butcher of Beirut” Mousavi.

    URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/soros-the-cia-mossad-and-the-new-media-destabilization-of-iran/

     
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