THE GLOBAL INSURRECTION AGAINST WESTERN OCCUPATION
For James W. Derivatives Collapse and the New China Gold and Silver Markets Commodities / Gold & Silver 2009 Sep 10, 2009 By: Bob Chapman "In 2009, China opened up various exchanges for investment in both gold and silver to the Chinese public, which previously was not allowed to invest in gold and silver. The opening of silver exchanges to the Chinese public is the most recent development and was accompanied by a ban on silver exports. The Chinese government is actively touting both gold and silver as an investment to the Chinese public, and with good reason. The yuan, like the dollar and virtually all other paper currencies, with the exception of the euro, are one hundred percent fiat currencies backed by absolutely nothing but government promises which aren't worth the powder to blow them to hell. Even the euro's gold backing is pathetic at best. Initially it was a respectable 15%, but the backing is probably now about half of that due to Washington Agreement gold sales and surreptitious gold leasing." Amendment to above: ALL paper currency in the world is fiat money, including the euro. Ask the German Bundesbank, for instance, and if they are feeling honest, they'll tell you Germany no longer owns any gold. It went to prop up US financial trickery. Every other European country ditto.
Stuff like in the video Will US Banking Collapse 2009? has been around for sometime now. We're waiting for Igor Panarin's civil war and physical break up of the US scenario to be enacted soon. If it doesn't, shiver, shudder, we might all be done for.
We're constantly being warned of imminent collapse as though it were something to be dreaded and avoided. Don't people realise it's the only hope of survival for the planet? I for one shall rejoice when US breaks up and EU follows suit.Coco
Jobless rate in US, says video, is round 30%. Unemployment in Britain reaches a 14-year high.Number of people out of work rose by 210,000 to 2.47 million in three months to July. And on and on. Of such figures will the future be made.
18:40west-wide prolapse isn't to be dreaded, it's to be celebrated, absolutely! west getting the flush down the cesspit where the murdering bitch belongs is a reason for a cork popping jubilation. NBN with each item celebrates the unraveling and west prolapse. no one's dreading it, except maybe the baboons that will miss their zoo.
These videos are from a Pro-American perspective.They wring their hands about a banking collapse with a nervous and paranoid fear.At base, Americans want desperately to save their US Evil Empire. But, try as it might, the American beast will not escape its Day of Judgement.
For once, something that makes sense, don't you agree?Medvedev wants to meet US 'dissidents' Tuesday, September 15, 2009 PDT MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says he would like to meet with "dissidents" when he visits the U.S. next week. Russian news agencies quote him as telling a group of visiting foreign experts that "I believe there are dissidents in the United States." ITAR-Tass quotes him as saying: "Let them tell me what problems the United States has. That won't be bad, considering the Soviet experience." It wasn't immediately clear if the comment Tuesday was a subtle dig at the U.S., which has frequently criticized Russia for backsliding on democracy. Medvedev has retained the Kremlin-dominated political system developed under former President Vladimir Putin. But he's also shown some signs of positioning himself as less of a hard-liner. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/n/a/2009/09/15/international/i112544D70.DTL
Medvedev's ridiculing them, lol."I believe there are dissidents in the US" .. that's a dig. Because there aren't many and a true democracy would have many. The low number is embarrassing. It's like saying" "I believe there are people of normal body weight in the US" ... Well, not as many as such a "rich" country should have, but there are some skinnies. Their low numbers are embarrassing, too.
Cracks in west coalition:Japan's new cabinet led by the Democratic Party has decided to base the US-Japan relations on a more equal basis. During the first meeting on Wednesday, the cabinet agreed to establish the two countries' ties in a way that allows Japan to proactively propose what the two nations can do to achieve world peace, Japan's news agency Kyodo reported. The new government has vowed to adopt an independent foreign policy, signaling a change in the traditional approach of taking sides with the United States followed by the country after World War II. The cabinet also said that it planned reforms in the national civil system. The Democratic Party won a landslide victory in the 480-member Lower House of Parliament earlier in August ousting the Liberal Democratic Party. It entered a coalition with two smaller parties to keep control of the upper chamber. The party has also vowed to review the status of forces agreement (SOFA) governing the presence of US troops in the country. SB/SS/RE http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=106406§ionid=351020406
Confronted with historic unemployment rates and a free-falling economy, Japanese voters decided to dismiss their decade-old leaders: they have probably inaugurated the great political upheaval of the next phase of the west financial crisis. Up the Japs. Remember Mishima. Show some spunk at long last.
14:46America: We Want Our Gold BackSeptember 15, 2009 | From theTrumpet.comIt is not just China that is attacking the Anglo-Saxon financial system. Robert Morley The world is preparing to abandon the U.S. dollar and the UK pound. Pronouncements from Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland and Germany have made clear that the Anglo-Saxon financial system’s doom is only a matter of time. A huge announcement out of Hong Kong rattled the financial world on September 3. Although big media relegated the story to the back pages, it should have been front and center! What’s the news? China is demanding its gold back. “Hong Kong is pulling all its physical gold holdings from depositories in London,” reported MarketWatch. The announcement, coming in the midst of the global economic crisis, is sending a clear signal: Britain is in far worse economic shape than generally realized, and China thinks it needs to get its gold out while it can—before something happens to it. Gold closed at a new record high of $1,006 per ounce on Friday.
Have a look at this. And then they keep talking of recovery and getting back on track: The pound is getting whacked after Mervyn King implicitly admitted that despite printing £175 billion of pounds he might still need to cut rates or even effectively charge banks for putting cash on deposit with the central bank.We are entering into a monetary policy twilight zone where the governor of the Bank of England, in the words of the FT, has to “entertain more outlandish concepts like negative rates”.
MOSCOW, September 17 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday that Russia valued U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to scrap plans for a missile shield in Central Europe. Obama announced earlier Thursday that Washington was dropping its previous plans to deploy elements of a missile shield in the Czech Republic and Poland. Medvedev said that Russia "noted President Obama's announcement on the adjustment of the U.S.'s approach to the issue of missile defense." "We value the responsible approach of the U.S. president to our agreement. I am ready to continue our dialogue," Medvedev said. The Russian and U.S. leaders had discussed the issue during Obama's visit to Moscow in July and during their first meeting in London at the start of April. http://en.rian.ru/russia/20090917/156165414.htmlIn return for Russian help in Afghanistan?
Well, 19:14, quid pro quo. What else can be expected from the superpowers?
Do you know what? Putin is a good man, always has been, and always will be. And very much respected worldwide. Superpower Obama on the other hand, but words fail me here.
What is your take on this news?No US missile shield in Europe in exchange for Russia helping NATO Nazis in Afghanistan.A Grand Bargain or a Grand Sell-Out? If the USA is able to subjugate Afghanistan and gets stronger as a result, guess what happens?It will betrays its (empty) promises and continue its Missile Defense once again.Never trust the United Snakes. No bargain or deal with America is worth the paper it's printed on.Just ask the Native American Indians.The missile shield and the “grand bargain” on Afghanistan and Pakistanhttp://www.iraq-war.ru/article/205914
Russia's "aid" in west reaching Afghanistan is clear, isn't it, with clear results.Russia's leading the west murdering troops to the chop block and they've taken the bait and are marching in droves. in fact, comrade obama's sending 10K more and the pentagram wants 40K more.as a result, the entire west military is as good as castrated bogged down in an endless, extremely expensive sinkhole, without hope of ever changing the situation.west calls this "aid" cuz they're patently stupid. the Poland missiles against Moscow is just a side issue so that comrade Obama can save face in front of the baboons. he's embarrassed himself on three occasions with that one. in other words, Polish missiles is nonsense, completely irrelevant USA blither that's to be ignored.first Russia destroyed west economies with one signature and now Russia's castrated west military. it couldn't have been better.
06.00 - Your words of wisdom imply unending patience. Which we too had at one time. Now we are sick and tired of the whole deadly game. We want peace, peace, peace and a rebuilding of broken lands and lives. Is that too much to ask? You may be right about Russia, though. We hope you are.
The thing about "superpowers" is there is superpower and superpower. There is the "irrelevant" version of the thing, namely Russia.This was most clear in the Joe Biden interview with the neo-conservative Wall Street Journal at end of July during a visit to Georgia and Ukraine. He proclaimed that Russia had “a shrinking population base, they have a withering economy, they have a banking sector and structure that is not likely to be able to withstand the next 15 years, they’re in a situation where the world is changing before them and they’re clinging to something in the past that is not sustainable.” It might as well have been describing the United States but for the population base. Then there is the "sole" superpower, our US of course, about which the less said the better.And finally we have the "crouching" superpower, China, America's financial bogeyman and the only genuine article on the market. When China, a close ally of Pakistan, tires of the Afghanistan war, peace will return.
Venezuela, China sign 16 bn dollar oil dealPresident Hugo Chavez has said that Chinese and Russian oil companies have agreed to invest USD 36 billion in Venezuela's oil production over the next three years.Hoy, there, all. This is the way the wind is blowing, and Mr Sole is out in the rain.
Hubris dictates the agenda - Pre-programmed error: "President Obama scheduled to meet the Dalai Lama after visit to China". See how this one plays out. And remember this one: there is no recovery, but a cover-up (cheap money, stimulus packages, quantitative easing, credit default swaps, and, and, and). There will not be a recovery, but a depression.
Forget the superpowers for a bit. Read instead the speech of a genuine hero at:http://www.middleeastonline.com/english/opinion/?id=34420The Story of My Shoe by Mutadhar al-Zaidiabout whom informatron says he speaks for all of us here, the bloggers, the man on the street in the Arab and Islamic world, and all peoples with any human sentiment of dignity, and freedom. We definitely agree with both Mutadher al-Zaidi and informatron. Hope the rest of you do so as well.
Britain's budget deficit widened to third worst on record in AugustGovernment borrowing soared to the third highest monthly amount on record, fresh figures showed today, underlining the hole the recession has blown in the public finances. Daily Telegraph - 18 Sep 2009The budget deficit climbed to £16.1bn in August, 63pc higher than the same month last year, and the largest shortfall on record for the month of August since records began in 1993. The Government has now borrowed £65.3bn since the beginning of the financial year in April, compared with £26.1bn at the same point last year.
Re: 16:45British parasites running out of money. Huzzah!There is a God after all.
Quite agree, 06:56, though sometimes one tends to wonder where He might be hiding out. Bora Bora, do you think? Or some cave in Venezuela? About Brit parasites, poiuytr has been quite explicit: their only remaining activity is to print money for day-to-day survival. The rest is just dust in the eyes.
Forget the pound, here is the dollar story - Seen GOLD today??The reason the $limeback can never survive is because the last holder of the trash is selling out and buying gold. China is BUYING GOLD BIG TIME ... has admitted it and has admitted selling off $limebacks to do so. China is also buying in New Zealand and Australia such things as shopping malls, hospitals, hotels, and very large commercial buildings. ALL TO GET RID OF THE USELESS $LIMEBACK. The only question now is "how high will gold go?" Today it hits U$limeback 1017 ... an all time high. Are the Chinese stupid or do they know this is the last window to dump $limebacks before they really are dunny paper. $ell $ell $ell $ell $ell $ell $ell $ell $ell $ell $ell $ell $ell $ell $ell
IMF approves $13bn gold sale to aid poor statesBuzz up! guardian.co.uk, 19 September The International Monetary Fund has approved a sale of 403 metric tonnes of gold reserves, in a move likely to raise $13bn (£8bn) of cash to replenish its coffers for lending to low-income countries hit by the global economic downturn.The sale amounts to roughly an eighth of the institution's stockpile of the precious metal and comes as gold prices hit record highs, boosted by investors seeking safety away from volatile stockmarkets.Dominque Strauss-Kahn, the IMF's managing director, said sales would be conducted in a "responsible and transparent manner that avoids disruption to the gold market". Speaking after a meeting of the IMF's executive committee, he said the initiative would "put the financing of the IMF on a sound long-term footing and enable us to step up much needed concessional lending to the poorest countries".Among those pushing for the IMF to raise funds was Gordon Brown, who urged his counterparts to agree a sale at a meeting of G20 countries in London in April.Charities have also been pressing for a sale of gold. A coalition including Oxfam and the campaigner Bob Geldof has been urging the IMF to raise as much as $5bn.Possible buyers for some of the gold include China, Russia and India, which are keen to reduce their holdings of US dollars, wary of the size of America's burgeoning budget deficit. A portion of the gold is likely to be auctioned on the open market.The price of gold has topped $1,012 a troy ounce in recent months, slipping by $3.10 yesterday to $1,009.20. A single troy ounce is roughly 31.1 grams.The last time the IMF sold a significant quantity of gold was in 2000, when the 186-nation Washington-based institution was prompted to raised funds by economic crises in Brazil and Mexico.A portion of the proceeds from the gold sale will go towards establishing a permanent endowment for the IMF – a project which has raised opposition among conservative critics who view it as a way for the IMF to guarantee its existence.
Scottish Government Prepares Thousands of Cardboard Coffins for Pandemic Text size David Maddox The ScotsmanSeptember 17, 2009Ministers have been urged to have thousands of cardboard coffins ready for mass deaths should swine flu take a turn for the worse.Scottish Government guidance was published yesterday looking at how to cope with large-scale death from catastrophic events, disease and terrorist attacks.The document – Guidance on Dealing with Mass Fatalities in Scotland – was published amid concern that swine flu, which has so far been relatively mild compared to seasonal flu, could mutate and become much more virulent.The guidance recommends the use of cardboard coffins and refrigeration centres to hold bodies. It also urges that mass graves should not be used.What is it with all these people? Are the ongoing wars not enough? Instead we get cardboard coffins in Scotland, body bags in Canada, mass graves in US and on and on. Throw in the climate-changers with their worldwide depopulation programme and we can well begin to believe the Day of Last Judgement is shaping up nicely. What next?
42 US states lose jobs in August, up from 29 in July: The Labor Department also reported Friday that 27 states saw their unemployment rates increase in August, and 14 states and Washington D.C., reported unemployment rates of 10 percent or above. California's unemployment rate rises to 12.2%: The rate rose in August from 11.9% in July, setting a record. And Texas unemployment rate hit 22-year record high, reaching 8 percent for the first time in 22 years as the state lost another 62,200 nonagricultural jobs in August, the Texas Workforce Commission said Friday.
America's Failed Model for the WorldEvery empire has a life-cycle. Some are short, others are long. But one thing is certain: the American empire is stunningly close to its demise, and those of us living during this time are witness to this process.
Scottish Government Prepares Thousands of Cardboard Coffins for Pandemic ... courtesy of the UK's infamous Porton Down biowarfare facility or the USA's equally malevolent Fort Detrick biowarfare center.
As detailed by the article below, America's decison to stop the missile defense installation in Eastern Europe is actually a decision to advance a more mobile (and thus effective) missile defense system.This is a classic example of the deceptive nature of Barack "Change that you can Believe In" Obama, where up is down and white is black.Obama is truly a devious little bastard--for those without critical cognitive abilities.But trickery is always to be expected from the USA.They don't call it the United Snakes of America for no reason.Meanwhile, Russia foolishly continues to appease NATO, even as it continues its expansionist drive Eastward ... by hook or by crook.U.S. Missile Shield Plans: Retreat Or Advance?http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=15264"Much of the world, then, was relieved to read the news that the U.S. was reversing course and renouncing designs to base missile shield facilities in Eastern Europe.What Washington has stated, though, is not so straightforward....Obama is promising a missile shield system not only more effective but more ambitious than the one he has rejected.The major drawback of ground-based missiles in Poland is that they would be fixed-site deployments. For several years now Russia has warned that it was prepared to base Iskander theater ballistic missiles in its Kaliningrad region, which borders Poland, should Washington deploy its missiles to that nation....Perhaps quite the contrary, as he announced a "new missile defense architecture in Europe [that] will provide stronger, smarter, and swifter defenses of American forces and America's allies. It is more comprehensive than the previous program; it deploys capabilities that are proven and cost-effective; and it sustains and builds upon our commitment to protect the U.S. homeland against long-range ballistic missile threats; and it ensures and enhances the protection of all our NATO allies."The last eleven words are key to understanding why the U.S. is preparing to abandon bilateral arrangements with Poland and the Czech Republic. The shift in policy is one of emphasis and not essence and portends the expansion and not the constriction of missile deployment plans in Europe."
Good choice of epithets there, 11:20. Someday someone will blow up these fancy breeding grounds of inequity.
Pound heads for euro parity Sterling weakened yesterday to just over 90p to the euro.
The global jobs crisisTom Eley - 19 September 2009 - WSWS New reports on unemployment, poverty and hunger released this week demonstrate that the global economic crisis is being used to effect a basic restructuring of social relations characterized by long-term high unemployment and the impoverishment of the working class.An Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) study released Wednesday reports that by the end of 2010, 10 million jobs will likely be lost among member states, bringing to 25 million the number of jobs eliminated in the thirty-member group of industrialized nations since the economic crisis began at the end of 2007.The OECD unemployment rate climbed to 8.3 percent in June, the highest on record dating back to World War II, and a sharp increase from the close of 2007, when unemployment stood at 5.6 percent.Among member states, Spain has the highest unemployment rate, at 18.1 percent, and is joined by two other countries hard hit by the housing bust—Ireland and the US—with the sharpest increases in unemployment this year. Since the beginning of 2007, unemployment rates in Spain, Ireland and the US have increased by 9.7 percent, 7.8 percent and 4.5 percent, respectively.Official unemployment in the US stands at 9.7 percent and will surpass 10 percent next year, the OECD predicts. Unemployment levels in Germany, France, Italy and Canada are expected to rise rapidly by the end of next year, reaching 11.8 percent, 11.3 percent, 10.5 percent and around 10 percent, respectively.
7:40 -- we want peace...yeah, which human doesn't? but taking down the biggest murderous beast on the planet isn't a simple thing. so far, Russia's done quite well castrating the entire west cesspit without provoking a nuke exchange or WW3.much like USA siccing Japan on east Russia in 1918, Georgia's war dogs are working for west in assessing Russia's firepower, something the west can't get a handle on, leaving it guessing like the pathetic skank it is. as such, the west has been unable to launch its long prepared nuke war on everyone.all west's lacerations are thanks to Russia's masterful game here. Russia sunk petrodollar killing the dollar and sinking the entire west. west is run off 12T in printed cash today, nothing else. and as the final prolapse (devaluation of west) nears, it's essential to bog west militaries and thus declaw the beast for it's gonna be mighty jumpy as the days of prolapse scorch the streets of the capitalist pig paradise from Poland, Loondon, Warshington, to Lost Angeles, not forgetting Cuntberra.Many here lamented Russia's acquiescence of comrade Obama's attack on Helmand. it only took 2 weeks to show what a fabulous trojan horse gift it was from Moscow. west legions disappeared in Afghan caves, new coin was made and introduced to replace the dollar when it hits its deval, and west is pushed into breaking up fighting for individual survival. UK split from USA making oil deals with erstwhile enemies. Italy's running from NATO. and USA is pumping more of their christianic murderers in accelerating their end.look at the numbers... west only revenue today is from drugs and peddling weapons, making some 100B USD/yr. Sounds big but not compared to west's outlays, which eclipse 800B USD/6 month now. and we don't know the cost of Afghan and Iraq war, which 4 yrs ago ran along the lines of 1T/8 month per pentagram numbers.but i understand your sentiment and agree. the death the west parasitic lifeforms are spreading in their last days is.... beyond words.that's why we all must do our bit today. west prolapse must be celebrated. west disease folks must be reminded into their disgusting snouts they're going down the bog where they belong. there can be no mercy for the whinging job seeking western hoards of foulness. west's demonstrations are the grandest comedy today! now that they're in pain, the Freeworld must rise and kick the child rapists, torturers, and phosphorous-happy scum, pour salt into their wounds ridiculing their unusual saxonic ugliness, highlighting their wonderful prolapse, the rinse of the west commoner so that the west junta can stack up their trillions, their general reduction in circumstances is to be jubilated. plastic coffins around the west are to be cheered for they're there for the west BBCNN genocide watchers who have all forfeited all human rights and deserve nothing. well, hence the NBNs... they're the record of celebrations of the west decapitated and decaying idyll.
We do celebrate the west prolapse along with you, each one of us who comes to this site and tries to relay his or her bit of news or analysis. We are utterly grateful for the "decapitated and decaying idyll" of the west. But we still get the feeling at times that the Freeworld, except for those parts of it, all Muslim, fighting the white conquerors, has not quite woken up yet to the extent of their awesome responsibilities: burying a decadent empire (not in a cardboard but a lead coffin, we hope) and creating a brand new world of justice and equality.
So how will a revolution come about in the USA and can it succeed? Unfortunately, the vast majority of men will not support a revolution solely over government corruption, lies, or even treason. If that weren't true we would have had a revolution many years ago, and as a result we would not be in this mess today. However, more men would be willing to take up arms if their government could not or would not provide for their basic necessities, such as: food, jobs, and relative security, provided that at the same time they perceived their government as corrupt, weak, and therefore illegitimate. For the common man to take up arms against his government, he not only has to see his government as corrupt, but he also must have nothing left to lose. There is only a very small minority of men who would be willing to take up arms for the noble ideals of freedom, justice, and honor. Therefore, we can assume that a revolution will come about only when the patriotic minority senses that the majority has nothing left to lose; when that happens they will begin to do things to destabilize the ruling regime. Some of these things may be violent, and others non-violent, and no doubt the regime will use violence against innocent civilians and blame it on patriots in order to demonize any actions patriots may take against the government or government officials. In the near future, if the government cannot stop the interracial violence and ethnic warfare, create jobs, and maintain the food distribution and power networks, a revolution is not only possible but likely. Will it be successful? I don't know. I hope so. Is a military victory over U.S. government forces possible? Yes. Resistance to U.S. military forces has been successful in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. This shows that hi tech weaponry alone is not enough to win wars. Also, there are 100 million gun owners in the United States, even a small percentage would constitute a formidable force - especially when one remembers that an occupation force (U.S. government) must have many more men in the field than the guerillas in order to hold territory - upwards of 50 to 1. Combined with that, many revolutionaries will be former and active U.S. servicemen who will bring their military expertise to the cause - tipping the balance of power away from the U.S. government and toward the people. We must also keep in mind that if the country descends into a serious economic depression and widespread violence, the families of many soldiers will require their help at home, as a result many soldiers will leave their units to protect their families, especially if they believe the government has a chance of losing the war. What type of government will replace this government should it be overthrown? Hopefully something better, and to make sure it's better we must keep our guns because freedom flows from the barrel of a gun. Let's never forget that. Ernest Hope
£900m needed to help swine flu fight UN report says pandemic could cause anarchy unless western world pays for drugs and vaccines (The Guardian)
Revolution, anarchy, the spirit of resistance, prolapse celebrations, the talk must be of a totally different planet, unknown to us. Here the baboons continue to plod about as baboonish as ever. No change in sight.
RE: 06:51 America is a nation of scum. The government only reflects the people themselves.They will support every atrocity and crime that America is guilty of ... provided it doesn't touch their wallet or way of life.The only revolution that is coming to America is a fascist revolution, all wrapped in the flag and bible of course.
Hope you're wrong, but fear you may be right.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=15291 U.S. Redeploys Missile Shield: The Geopolitical Encirclment of Russia by Rick RozoffIs Obama´s new "decision" on missiles- deployment simply a way to transform containment of Iran into encirclement of Russia? Any comments?
I don't quite get it. On the one hand we have the picture of the doddering, toothless west going into prolapse, on the other we see them up to their war tricks as if there were no tomorrow. I may be slow and stupid, but I'd still like to know: Which is correct?
RE: 20/9/09 08:42 "Is Obama´s new 'decision' on missiles- deployment simply a way to transform containment of Iran into encirclement of Russia? Any comments?"Obama is a slippery one.His decision does not cancel the US missile shield. It only involves a tactial recalibration to emphasize sea-based and mobile land based systems (instead of the fixed land-based system of Bush).Obama's system is more realistic, lethal, and potentially more expansive in its coverage.Obama is like his Master, Ziggy Brzezinksi. They are cunning snakes in the grass--as opposed to Neocons like Bush and Cheney, who are snakes out in the open.Missile Defense: The Other Storyhttp://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=15288
Thanks, 12:45. Putin and Medvedev should never lower their guard, but they probably know what has to be done next, namely take careful aim at the snakes in the grass and blast them to kingdom come.
Iran replaces Dollar with Euro in FX 20.9.09 Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ordered the replacement of the US dollar by the euro in the country's foreign exchange accounts. The September 12 edict was issued following a decision by the trustees of the country's foreign reserves, Mehr News Agency reported. Earlier, the Islamic Republic of Iran had announced that the euro would replace the greenback in the country's oil transactions. Iran has called on other OPEC members to ditch the sinking dollar in favor of the more credible euro. Following the switch, the interest rate for the facilities provided from the Foreign Exchange Reserves will be reduced from12 to 5 percent. Since being introduced by the European Union, the euro has gained popularity internationally and there are now more euros in circulation than the dollar. The move will also help decouple Iran from the US banking system. http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=106669§ionid=351020102
I thought Iran had already done this. Still, better late than never. Soon I hope there will be a basket of currencies in Iran's FX accounts including the Yuan, Real, Ruble, and Yen.
Most Europeans oppose all US Missile defense 'help'Europe and Russia (+ former soviet satellites) have one major common interest. The highly industrialized european countries desperately need vast quantities of oil and gas (and other raw materials like certain metals, timber and so on). Russia (+ satellites) can deliver all those things and are in desperate need of the revenues generated by such sales. The Bush administration was in great fear, the US could lose influence in Europe, once this trade channel between Europe and Russia (+ satellites) would be formally established. It is an old wisdom: trade channels preceed friendship. If you make good business with somebody else, sooner or later you also discover the other qualities of your trade partner. In consequence of their fear, the US tried everything to split Europe and Russia apart, in some way they tried to artificially generate a new 'iron curtain' between Europe and Russia. This ominous US 'missile shield' supposedly aimed at intercepting (non existent) intercontinental missiles from Iran was in reality aimed at Russia. The proposed location of the missile silos for this 'interception system' in Poland was only a stone's throw away (500 km linear distance) from Moscow. Russia's reaction time until impact in Moscow, once such an 'intercepting missile' would have started from Poland, would have been extremely short (less than a minute !). Thus, the proposed US missile system was an existential threat to Russia. The vast majority of people in Europe soon realized the true intention of the US, and strongly opposed this US plan. Only an extremely thin stratum of US friendly european elites (mostly jews and zionists) was in favor of this mentally deranged US plan. All the others preferred to waive such a strange US 'help'. And finally european people have succeeded ! The US cannot hinder anymore a deep and long lasting friendship between Europe and Russia (+ satellites).
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Laggards of the old world to be left far behind. Dollar supremacy comes to an end, says HSBC. The result: DECOUPLING A monetary policy of near zero rates – further juiced by quantitative easing – is completely incompatible with circumstances in most of Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa, writes the bank in its report. Divorce is inevitable. The US is expected to hold rates near zero through 2010 to tackle its own crisis. What is occurring is an epochal loss in the relative wealth and economic power of the old G10 bloc of rich countries compared to rising regions of the world. The euro, yen, sterling, Swiss franc and other mature currencies will be relegated along with the dollar in this great process of rebalancing, but the Greenback will bear the brunt. The Fed's super-loose policy is turning the dollar into the key funding currency for the next phase of the global "carry trade", taking over the role of Japan during its period of emergency stimulus. HSBC said regional currencies would emerge as the anchor for their smaller trading partners, with China, Brazil, or South Africa substituting the role of the US. Australia is already linking its fortunes to China through commodity ties.
I want to know where everyone is. Or is always like this on this blog? OK, carry on sleeping. The world will catch up with you sooner rather than later. And then you'll feel sorry you weren't paying attention earlier on.
11:39 - Think I know what´s wrong here and elsewhere. We´ve begun giving up. We expected great things and were disappointed. The celebrations on this site, for instance, made one believe great change was imminent. But nothing we could sink our teeth into has occurred. I, for one, was convinced the Afghan war would be over by this summer. Instead, it seems to have gone from bad to worse. Obnoxious Obama and Perverse Putin are enough to give anyone a lasting headache. So we´ve probably all withdrawn into our own little corners,
07:20 Time to abandone $The only good $ is a Local Currency $ to replace the free-falling Greenback. Anything else simply stinks.
China's Mineral Monopoly - 21 September 2009 The Middle East may control global oil supplies, but China has a hammerlock on the rare minerals vital to a modern economy, from cell phones and hybrid car motors to cutting-edge weapons. Not satisfied with its own abundant stocks of these so-called rare earth oxides, China is moving to corner the world market by buying up mines worldwide, including recent acquisitions in Australia. Other countries have ceded the market over the years for a variety of reasons, among them that getting these elements out of the ground is so environmentally devastating and potentially carcinogenic to the miners themselves. That's why China today controls 98 percent of the world market at the very time these rare earths are in soaring demand. Neodymium, terbium and dysprosium are vital for high-power magnets; yttrium is critical for lasers; lanthanum for hybrid car batteries. Now armed with its monopoly, China is jacking up prices by cutting production and exports and pressuring high-tech manufacturers to set up shop in China, where supplies are more plentiful. The combination of rising costs and tighter control on exports, however, is alarming companies worldwide, including U.S. weapons makers and Pentagon officials.defensenews.com
Brzezinski wants Israeli jets striking Iran 'shot down' - 21 Sep 2009 Zbigniew Brzezinski, a well-known policy expert whose opinions reportedly influence President Barack Obama's foreign policy, says Israel must be militarily stopped, should it launch an attack on Iran. After talk of an Israeli airstrike on Iranian nuclear sites was renewed after months, former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski says the US should warn Israel that its jets will be shot down on their way to the Iranian targets. In an interview with The Daily Beast, the former national security adviser to US President Jimmy Carter said the issue should be made clear to Israel that in case of an attempt to attack Iran, the US Air Force will go all out to stop any such move. "We are not exactly impotent little babies. They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch?" Brzezinski told the news website. "We have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren't just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a 'Liberty' in reverse." The former official who holds no post in the current US administration was referring to an incident in the 1967 Six Day War, during which Israeli warplanes attacked the USS Liberty near the Sinai coast, killing 34 crew members and wounding 171 others. Israel says the attack was a "friendly fire incident" as the ship was misidentified as an Egyptian warship. This is while some US government officials do not regard the attack as an innocent mistake. Is this an attempt to curry favour with the Russians or simply a sign of internecine warfare going on in the White House?
RE: 18:19, 20:20 It seems like the Pro-Western trolls are back.Typical bullshit from the West's "anti-war" political frauds. Curry favor with Russians over what? Waging another genocidal Western war? And apparently now China is being added to the West's (and America's) ever expanding HateList along with the Middle East oil producers. As Poityr says, it's the ENTIRE West and its "people" (if you can call them that) that are criminal to the core. Their news, their worldview, their politics, and their people instinctively demonstrate this.Treat these bastards as such.
00:43 - Here we go again. Paranoia? The piece of news posted by 20:20 was interesting enough in light of all the usual Iran sabre-rattling. About China, don't know what your problem is. When has China not been on the West's HateList, when? That piece of news just confirmed much of what poiuytr has been saying all along about Chinese tactics of buying up the west, from the ground to the sky. Most people who come to this site, you can be sure, do so because they absolutely share poiuytr's view that west is the disease. No cure for it. It has to go under - and fast - so the rest of us, the Freeworld that is, can survive. On the way, though, let people have their say. However, if you want to wander about in a morgue for the rest of your days, you're welcome.
Norwegian State Television: The World Trade Center was blown upBy: informatron - 22.09.2009 Schrödinger’s Cat is a television program about scientific research, technology and popular science that runs on channel NRK1 every Thursday at 7:30 PM. The average number of viewers is 487,000. Their broadcast on September 10th 2009 (Norwegian) is described as follows on NRK’s web pages for streaming video: Niels Harrit chemist at the University of Copenhagen has scientific discoveries, which he believes undermines the official story of the 11 September tragedy. … The presenter is Hanne Kari Fossum. The issue is also followed by a news article aptly titled “The World Trade Center was blown up” (Auto-translate en) on Schrödinger’s Cat program-page at the NRK website. This is the first written presentation of 9/11 Truth done by NRK Television. You might call it more than fashionably late, but the content is no less groundbreaking considering Norway’s NATO membership and military participation in US led operations in Afghanistan. This program is part of the factual programing on NRK Television. It’s crew has in this instance, bravely defied the dominating zero-9/11Truth-tolerance culture which still permeate everything under the TV-broadcasters news-programming umbrella. Click below to see the complete segment with English subtitles and text: http://zelikow.wordpress.com/2009/09/17/norwegian-state-television-presents-911-truth/
RUSSIA SIGNALED ITS RE-ENTRY into Afghanistan in February of 2007 when Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited Kabul to reopen the Russian embassy and meet with Afghan President Karzai. During the visit, Lavrov offered Russian military assistance through the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to “help establish the organs of government.” Both Russia and China are seeking to gain a greater foothold in Afghanistan - hoping to augment the role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as an essential player in any settlement of the Afghan question. Although military assistance to Afghanistan could only come from Russia, the official reporting presents it as an initiative of the CSTO (Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan). MOSCOW HAS PUT ZIONIST-OCCUPIED AMERICA on the defensive by helping Afghanistan. For its part, Russia cannot allow Pentagon-led NATO to establish itself between Russia, China and Iran - as this would give the US a greater influence in the region. NATO, for its part, following the advice of Zbigniew Brzezinski in his CFR report, An Agenda For Nato, is currently seeking to ‘cooperate‘ with Russia so as to (in Brzezinski’s own words), “facilitate the fading of Russia’s lingering imperial ambitions.” (Putin is too smart to fall for this one Zbig, try again.)This was what was meant by currying favour with Russia. What do you think?
Iran is also too smart to be taken in by all this media hullabaloo.
Recovery! Ha! What recovery? In the US:- 1 million school children now homeless.- The worst part of the decline is yet to come. Bank failures and home foreclosures are yet to peak. The commercial real estate bust is yet to hit. The dollar crisis is building. When it hits, interest rates will rise dramatically as the US struggles to finance its massive budget and trade deficits while the rest of the world tries to escape a depreciating dollar. - Since the spring of this year, the value of the US dollar has collapsed against every currency except those pegged to it. The Swiss franc has risen 14% against the dollar. Every hard currency from the Canadian dollar to the Euro and UK pound has risen at least 13 % against the US dollar since April 2009. The Japanese yen is not far behind, and the Brazilian real has risen 25% against the almighty US dollar. Even the Russian ruble has risen 13% against the US dollar. What sort of recovery is it when the safest investment is to bet against the US dollar?
China's 2009 GDP growth revised up to 8.2% BEIJING, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) — The Asian Development Bank said Tuesday it had revised its forecast on China's year-on-year economic growth to 8.2 percent for 2009. The new projection for this year is higher than the bank's previous forecast of 7 percent on March 31 and above the goal of 8percent set by the central government. The lift in the GDP growth forecast was because of "a surge in bank lending and vigorous fixed-assets investment". The government rolled out a 4-trillion-yuan (585 billion U.S. dollars) stimulus package in November last year, aiming to boost economic growth slowed by a slump in exports amid the global economic downturn. It also implemented moderately relaxed, proactive policy to help revive the economy. "The policy has softened the blow from the global slump," the bank said. China's economic expansion will surge to 8.9 percent in 2010, the ADB said. The momentum is mainly coming from infrastructure investment, the construction industry and consumption, while exports are also making a contribution. The bank estimated China's consumer price index (CPI) would fall 0.5 percent from a year earlier this year and rise 3.0 percent in 2010. "Authorities face the challenge of balancing the need to maintain aggressive monetary stimulus until growth is sustainable against the risk the flood of bank lending will be diverted into speculation and excess industry capacity," the bank said. "Such a scenario might trigger a round of severe monetary belt-tightening in the medium term to pull growth down again," the ADB said. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/22/content_12095301.htm
re: 7:53Weren't you one of those people who beat a hasty retreat from this website when Poiutyr called you guys out about the issue of religion?And yet you are back again, spamming the site with Western/Anglophone propaganda masquerading as "news"--even scraping the barrel with crap from that bastion of Western antiwar activism, Defensenews.com. LOL.Such is the entirely disingenous nature of these Westernized (cough) antiwar activists.Behind all their Pro Forma opposition to war or even the West itself, their politics is self-serving at base--just like Obama.
The deadend of utter misunderstanding has been reached. James, step in and sound the voice of reason. Otherwise any hope of revival can quietly be forgotten.
Why no comments on Manuel Zelaya´s return to Honduras or the complete (and final?) collapse of Germany´s exports?
21:38 -- celebrating west prolapseyes, good, i find youtube a great place to pour salt into the wounds of the wets beastly bastards. just reminding them 40M of USA baboons are trashdiving for their supper right now typically does the trick, makes the west baboon's rump red.as to Freeworld being too slow. yes and no. it's not an easy game dismantling the west parasite armed to teeth with nukes, ready and happy to burn children anywhere with phosphorous... insanity of west doesn't help this either. until just now, Brazil was playing both hands. Iran is at last becoming the power it needs be moving from verbal defence to UN assault of the west murderers. China is steadfast moving into the market dictator seat. all this takes time and it's essential the west beast is kept at bay through it all. but there is no need for impatience, west is prolapsing beyond wildest imaginations. --------------------6:51 -- revolution in USAcomment 7:32 said it for me. USA baboons are scum. i don't believe revolt of any kind is possible in USA for USA is not homogeneous. it's a downright zoo that was held together by the dollar monopoly. there are no traditions, culture, or any semblance of humanity for that matter that typically define nations and people and drive movements. the current loss of the dollar and thus USA will not bind the cesspit in any way.USA was largely tunneled by emigration from around the world seeking to enjoy the benefits of the dollar monopoly and lawlessness wealth can buy in USA. today, it's nothing. it's not a nation. it's not a culture. it's just a reminder that the west evil predicated on perpetual genocide of someone else's children lasted a very short time.USA is a reminder today of all the silly lies and the definition of evil, no more than that.plus we must add the fact that USA baboon populace is beyond cretinous. this is not a dramatisation here. indeed, USA 18 yr olds score last in sciences and math. stupidity of the USA kind prohibits not only revolution but even the basic fundamental understanding of what's going on.USA baboons still today believe the Bush II 911 tale of hijackers, can't differentiate twixt Iran and Iraq, and couldn't tell you the century we're in.so i bet on no revolt in USA. the baboons there won't even know when they're backyards have been sliced up by China and Russia.---------------------------9:08 -- is west prolapsed or alive?indeed prolapsed and prolapsing. the fact that the trillions have shifted from the stupid west baboons to the pocket of the west war junta is immaterial. yes, west war junta governs amazing arsenal of WMDs and has stockpiled trillions via "bailouts" and blatant asset theft, but the west is prolapsing that much quicker.no part of west makes money other than the illegal markets west has always relied on like drugs and war. but even those aren't enough to keep the west cesspit afloat for a week. Afghan drug output doesn't cover west military deployment today. the only west baboons that are getting jobs today are those who emigrate the west rubbish and take up Mandarin -- a suggestion that was made to the west ugly bipeds a long ago is at last coming to pass. the next step is Russian although Russia has enacted stringent visa protection to keep self clean of the west parasitic populace.look at the numbers and you'll readily understand the wonderful prolapse of the entire west from Cuntberra to Warshington, sweeping under the Loondon town as well.
see comment 9:42. 40M USA baboons living in dire poverty by "official" standard cannot be wrong. LOL--------------------------------15:45 -- nothing is happeningthis is along the same lines. what did you expect? prolapse isn't world war or a volcano explosion. it's hyperinflation and eventual devaluation. it's hunger. it's reduced circumstances. it's regime change. you have to look to see it or be part of it. there will be no TV broadcast on this nor any particular day the west end is announced. west is ending as i type this. its resources are being carved out despite the hasty protectionist fences put up by the crazed west war juntas. its military is getting wasted. its cash is getting laughable. its land and few remaining assets are on a garage sale. ---------------------------------00:43 -- treat them as suchindeed! the perversity of the west cesspit isn't necessarily propagated by Bush II or comrade Obama. it's the hoards of the pretty saxonic 20 yr old bastards that murder families, rape their children, and burn their corpses. it's propagated by the west BBCNN watchers sending their taxes to the imperial west armies to make more genocide reality shows upon which the saxonic west slakes its satanic blood lust. it's propagated by all the west scum that keeps their mouth shut accepting the mindrape doctrine of 911 lies upon which to predicate this world terror tour commenced by the Blair and Bush II butchers.the entire west is the guilty party. west is the disease! this must not be forgotten in their last days.many west sons of whores have attempted to shed their guilt by pointing to their governances and this wave of finger pointing shall continue. accept none of it! west rejoices in the wars. west is racist. west is only angry now because they've lost and are sentenced to decay. they don't mind the atrocities.west judges let off west troops that murder children for fun and their aberrant animal west christianic sexual perversion. the entire west is the disease! how right you are. and hence the NBN celebrations...--------------------------------8:55 -- NATO/Russiatwo yrs ago Russia gave NATO a proposal: let Moscow run your bullshit military gruppenwaven or be damned. Arrogant EUnuch bitches scoffed at the proposal and Russian general laughed stating that the short sighted EUnuchs cannot see a value that's over a week out. today, west defeat in Afghanistan and Pakistan will force NATO either into a break up or a pathetic run to Moscow for help. both are happening.but remember Kissinger's begging trips to Moscow on behalf of comrade Obama's prolapsed USA? they'll achieve just as much.Russia pledges no troops, just management of the west badly mismanaged resource. this is using the west christianic medicine on the diseased west: divide and conquer. USA cannot permit NATO being run by Moscow, their chief enemy. it's quite funny... especially watching Italian troops having had enough and west legions of monstrous barbarian murderers weep in terror as they disappear in the Afghan Stalingrad, specially made for the west last days.------------------------------12:08 -- indeed!west is the disease!
NATO is approaching an existential crisis. Almost all NATO troops, except U.S., are gone from Iraq, and the alliance's minimal commitment to Afghanistan is ending with no victory in sight. NATO's expansion eastward has come to a halt. Ukraine and Georgia are not coming in. And the United States is not going to place troops, warships or missiles any closer than they are now to Russia's frontiers. NATO went out of area and is coming back with its tail between its legs. Out of business next. Dismantlement looms for this outdated, outmanoeuvred, futile, murderous organisation.
Thanks to poiuytr for dotting the i's and crossing the t's clearly and without condescension. Patience with the impatient. They tend to lose sight of the bigger picture occasionally. And who can blame them? It is all so complex and so deadly in earnest. But I'm glad the big boss spoke and sense was made in more ways than one. Rejoice!
RE: Afghanistan - There is no way that the US and NATO can win a guerrilla war in a country that is ideal for guerrilla warfare and against a people who've practiced guerrilla warfare since the time of Alexander of Macedon. Bear that in mind. America acknowledged they lost the initiative in 2006 when they called NATO in to share the ignominy of suffering another massive defeat at the hands of a third world country that didn't want them there. The only reason the west is still there is to protect egos and reputations, anything they hoped to have achieved in Afghanistan was lost between 2002/6 when the Americans used their air power indiscriminately against the Pushtun in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Or even before that when they used their 9/11 pretext to implement a foul plan of massacre and domination.
You can't get Afghanistan, give Pakistan a try: White House mulls more drone attacks in Pakistan as alternative to troop increase in Afghanistan
"Why bother?" say I, 09:17. One commentator today - and, no, I don't mean poiuytr for once - but a certain Chuck Baldwin on the Alex Jones blogsite, paints this dire picture: - Nuclear war under preparation over the Iran-Israel conflict!- Financial meltdown for US as China prepares to dump the dollar (frantic gold purchase on the part of the Chinese).- The paranoia regarding the Swine Flu being demonstrated by both government and media spokesmen begs a giant push for some type of “government solution.” If they keep hyping this “pandemic,” mass hysteria and fear (created by the government and its lackeys in the media) will result. This would, no doubt, necessitate some form of forced vaccination, quarantine (maybe this is what all those internment camps will be used for), and martial law.Conclusion: "Exactly how and when all of the above will actually materialize is yet to be seen. There is no doubt in my mind, however, that within the next few months, the world that we know today is going to vanish. And most Americans are totally unprepared for what’s coming". And the same goes for the rest of the west.
Russia completes automated control system for Bushehr NPP - 23/09/2009 MOSCOW, September 23 (RIA Novosti) - Russia is completing work on an automated control system for Iran's first nuclear power plant, the Russian civil nuclear power corporation Atomenergoprom said on Wednesday. The automated control system, which will be commissioned on a turnkey basis, is designed to control the NPP's first reactor, Atom-energoprom said in a statement. Russia signed a contract with Iran to complete the plant in February 1998, originally due for completion at the end of 2006. The date was postponed several times over financial problems and claims Russia was reluctant to finish the facility amid UN sanctions and suspicions of a covert nuclear weapons program. In January Russia' completed deliveries of nuclear fuel to the Bushehr plant. As a rule, nuclear fuel is delivered to a nuclear power plant six months before it goes into operation. According to a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at the end of August, the Islamic Republic increased the number of centrifuges at the Natanz plant to 8,300 from 7,000 reported in June. Iranian authorities have said the country needs 50,000 centrifuges in order to supply low-enriched uranium for its future nuclear power plants.
At long last! Or was it done sometime back and we're only learning about it now through the media? Better that way in any case.
UN General Assembly First Day - Anyone interested?- Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a former shoe-shine boy, launches a scathing attack on US-style capitalism. Mr Lula, whose country traditionally has first place in the annual UN debate, says the economic crisis is not so much "a crisis of big banks" as a "crisis of big doctrines". - Muammar Gaddafi has made his first ever speech to the UN General Assembly, calling for the Security Council to be renamed "the Terror Council".
Yes, Gaddafi's speech was excellent. I specially liked his royal disregard of the 15-minute allocation per speech which lasted a hundred minutes and more. Gaddafi tossed the UN Charter onto the podium in front of him dismissively. He denounced the Security Council veto held by Britain, France, Russia and the United States. The only country who got a permanent seat on the Security Council, and therefore a veto, fair and square was China, he said, which was elected to replace Taiwan. The Libyan leader ridiculed plans to "reform" the 15-nation Security Council by adding members. He said, memorably: "If we add more water, it will be more muddy." All in all, a really credible performance on the part of an African leader.
Here it comes: Martial Law creeping up on the westBELGIUM SUSPENDS DEMOCRACY AND CIVIL RIGHTS OVER "SWINE FLU" PANDEMIC By: Ness - 23.9.09The Belgian parliament yesterday voted to give the government emergency dicatorial powers under the pretext of dealing with a pandemic emergency.Belgium is the first country in Europe to formally suspend democracy and civic rights and to switch over to military rule under the authority of a "a special crisis committee" that answers ultimately to WHO and the UN.WHO declared a pandemic emergency level 6 in June over the "swine flu" pandemic, allowing governments to activate "emergency measures" that suspend the operation of normal government and justice.Earlier this summer, the Belgian Health Minister Laurette Onkelinx passed a decree allowing the police to be detailed to participate in "medical emergencies" on the mass vaccination and quarantine of the population.
Well-spotted 19:07. Not surprising this new example of lawlessness should come to us from the very heart of EU conquests. Today Belgium, tomorrow the rest of the slave countries.
Perhaps they could put this one up for discussion at the UN General Assembly, a worthy topic for all the great leaders present.
The demise of the diseased West is to be celebrated. There can be no distinction between the West military that rapes, murders and tortures entire nations. And the arrogant selfish bigoted West masses that cheer this slaughter or who are indifferent to it. West masses have shown themselves to be either unwilling or unable to stop the crimes perpetrated by their militaries and governments against the defenceless.No Westerner is innocent they are all complicit in the crimes committed.
beautifully put. wish i could write like you, James. every line... like poetry! indeed, no westerner is innocent!