"America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion only of her own."
(Thought you would appreciate the irony and humor of the above. The reality of what America has become - an enemy of truth, open dissent and free speech, freedom of all belief and all religion is mind boggling.)
Below is a most amazing article written by Webster G. Tarpley re the B-52 intercontinental strategic bomber that landed at Barksdale, Louisiana Aug. 30, with 5 atomic-devices/cruise missiles under the wings. The standard media tried to cover it up. The alternative media exposed everything. It was at least the fourth time in about 15 months that atomic war in the Middle East, with Iran the target, has been averted by internal opposition within the Air Force and U.S. Intelligence actions. You might say that you, me and the whole world are living on borrowed time. Allmost all U.S. citizens are blind as to what is going on, refuse to open up their news outlets and follow the standard media which is an extension of tthe federal government line. The sooner they wake up, the sooner reality will come to the front.
- The events of August and September now allow us to evaluate the accuracy of the August 26 Kennebunkport Warning, which generated much attention and controversy from the moment it was issued. The preliminary verdict of history is now in, and establishes the Kennebunkport Warning as one of the most remarkable successes of open source intelligence forecasting in recent decades. It may even have directly helped to disrupt Cheney's plan for a nuclear sneak attack on Iran.
- The Kennebunkport Warning was written in the afternoon of August 24, 2007. Support signatures were obtained in Kennebunkport, Maine later on August 24, and primarily on August 25. The document was sent out to a list of recipients in the US and abroad just before midnight eastern time on Sunday, August 26. The first known internet posting was on the Jeff Rense web site (<http://www.rense.com>www.rense.com), where the document appeared before midnight Pacific time on Sunday, August 26. The Kennebunkport Warning was thus in public view all day on Monday, August 27.
- On Tuesday, August 28, Bush signaled an escalation of tensions with Iran in a raving speech before the American Legion convention in Kansas. Here he warned that the Middle East now lay in the shadow of a "nuclear holocaust" because of the Iranian nuclear program. He accused Iran of acting as a state sponsor of terrorism, intervening against the US forces in Iraq, and also made allegations about Iran as a backer of Hezbollah and Hamas. Diplomatic observers recognized that this tirade constituted an important intensification of US threats against Iran.
- On Wednesday, August 29, Bush's threats moved a step towards fulfillment as US Air Force personnel loaded six cruise missiles onto the wing mounts of a B-52 intercontinental strategic bomber at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. Each of the missiles carried a nuclear warhead of between 5 and 150 kilotons of explosive power. Reportedly because of mechanical problems, the loading process took some 8 hours.
- On Thursday, August 30, the rogue B-52, with its cargo of six deadly nuclear-armed cruise missiles, made the 3.5 hour flight across the US to Barksdale, Louisiana. Barksdale is the number two US headquarters for nuclear warfighting, second only to Offutt AFB in Nebraska. Barksdale is also the jumping-off base for direct B-52 bombing runs into the Middle East, a role which Barksdale played in the shock and awe campaign in Iraq in the spring of 2003. By the time the rogue B-52 reached Barksdale, cataclysmic events were not far off. This was exactly the kind of situation which the Kennebunkport Warning, which by that time had been circulating on the internet fro about three and a half days, had been concerned about.
- At around this time, the rogue B-52and its cargo appear to have come to a halt. Between the late afternoon of August 30 and the public announcement of the rogue B-52 incident on the afternoon of September 5, we enter a gray area which requires much further investigation. According to Wayne Madsen, it was a "revolt and push-back" by Air Force personnel determined to block a wider the Middle East from being set off by a nuclear sneak attack, with support from elements of the intelligence community, which blocked the rogue B-52 from proceeding towards a possible appointment with Armageddon in Iran or elsewhere in that region. This was exactly the case of loyal and patriotic military people refusing to obey an illegal order which the Kennebunkport Warning had pointed to less than four days earlier. As Madsen writes: "Selements of the Air Force, supported by US intelligence agency personnel, successfully revealed the ultimate destination of the nuclear weapons and the mission was aborted due to internal opposition within the Air Force and the US Intelligence Community." ("Air Force Refused to Fly Weapons to Middle East Theater," September 24, 2007, Wayne Madsen Report)
- The Kennebunkport Warning thus represents an exceptionally successful effort to alert public opinion to a grave and imminent danger. Precisely the dangerous situation the Kennebunkport Warning talked about occurred in reality less than four days after the document had been posted on the internet. The Kennebunkport Warning must be acknowledged as accurate, timely, necessary, and indispensable for anyone seriously interested in stopping general war.
- But there may be a further dimension. It cannot be excluded that the loyal and patriotic military and intelligence people who blocked the plan of the Cheney clique to use the nuclear cruise missiles in the Middle East, or even against a target or targets in the United States, had some how been encouraged to act by having seen the Kennebunkport Warning. The period of August 30 to September 5, when the crucial actions regarding the rogue B-52 would have had to occur, corresponds precisely to the maximum diffusion of the Kennebunkport Warning on the internet. On September 1, a Google search indicated that the Kennebunkport Warning was either posted in full or was mentioned on 72,000 web sites worldwide. By September 2, this figure had risen to 102,000 web sites. On September 3, the maximum diffusion of 110,000 web sites was attained. These figures do not include e-mailings and other forms of attention generated by the vast interest and lively controversy generated by the document. In any case, those who stopped the nukes from going to the Middle East are unsung heroes who deserve recognition.
- On September 5, the US Air Force makes a public announcement of the rogue B-52, which is quickly the subject of dispatches by Agence France Presse, The Army Times, The Air Force Times, and other wire services and web sites. Considerable press interest in generated, but, so far as is known, not one member of Congress or presidential candidate of either major party has lifted a finger to start the obviously imperative in-depth investigation of the entire incident, including the half-dozen deaths. These deaths include:
- Airman First Class Todd Blue, 20 years old, died Wyethville, Virginia, September 12
- Two people from Barksdale Air Force Base, died Caddo Parish, Louisiana, September 15
- Airman Adam Barrs, aged 20, killed in an auto crash in Minot, July 5
- Air Force 1st Lt. Weston Kissel, 28, B-52 pilot assigned to the 23rd Bomb Wing at the Minot base, killed in a motorcycle crash in Tennessee
- Air Force Capt. John Frueh, found dead in Skamania County, Washington state, September 2
- On September 6, the Syrian News Agency SANA announced that the Israeli Air Force had mounted an incursion into the air space of northern Syria, and had jettisoned drop tanks and bombs along the Syrian-Turkish border. The Turkish Foreign Ministry protested the objects that had fallen on Turkish territory. The Israelis first denied, but later admitted, that this illegal incursion, an ipso facto act of aggressive war, had taken place. Middle East experts estimated that the Israelis had been probing the Syrian and Iranian air defenses, but that they had been driven off by the new and superior Russian air defense systems now fielded by these two countries. This meant that the US-UK-Israeli model of air blitzkrieg was now in crisis, just as the Israeli land blitzkrieg technique had been defeated by Hezbollah in Lebanon in the summer of 2006. To cover up this humiliating defeat, the Israelis later concocted a story that this had been a successful air attack on a nuclear facility operating in Syria with North Korean assistance; this silly tale was then retailed by neocon John Bolton and also by warmonger Democrat Hillary Clinton in a candidates' debate. But any bombing of a nuclear facility would have had to produce a cloud of radioactive nuclear debris, which would have been registered by Iran, Pakistan, India, Russia, China, Japan, or some other state in the region. Since no such reports have ever come to light, it must be assumed that the Israeli story was fabricated in an attempt to cover up the repulse of the Israeli jets.
- According to Madsen, the rogue B-52's cruise missiles were very likely linked to the Israeli sneak attack: "WMR has learned that a US attack on Iran using nuclear and conventional weapons was scheduled to coincide with Israel's September 6 air attack on a reputed Syrian nuclear facility in Dayr-az-Zwar, near the village of Tal Abyad, in northern Syria, near the Turkish border. Israel's attack, code named OPERATION ORCHARD, was to provide a reason for the US to strike Iran."
- On Friday, September 7, Joseph Cirincione is interviewed on the Bill Press morning show on Air America. Cirincione argues that transporting nuclear missiles by air is an exceedingly rare occurrence. It emerges that the US Air Force officially ceased air transport of nuclear weapons around 1968, partly as a result of crashes and lost bombs in the US, Spain, and elsewhere.
- Shortly after this, the US Air Force announced a highly unusual stand-down of the entire USAF for Friday, September 14. The announced goal was to have all units at all levels review operating procedures and safeguards having to do with the handling of nuclear weapons.
- On Sunday, September 23, the Washington Post published a front page article above the fold which offered a sanitized version of the rogue B-52 story. Even in this sanitized form, an article of this sort would normally have been enough to trigger a congressional investigation, with hearings and witnesses subpoenaed to testify under oath. But the Democratic leadership
- On Monday, September 24, Wayne Madsen Report posted a story which concluded that "the B-52 transporting six stealth AGM-129 Advanced Cruise Missiles, each armed with a W-80-1 nuclear warhead, on August 30, was destined for the Middle East via Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. [S] It is now apparent that the command and control breakdown, reported as a BENT SPEAR incident to the Secretary of Defense and White House, was not the result of command and control chain-of-command 'failures,' but the result of a revolt and push back by various echelons within the Air Force and intelligence agencies against a planned US attack on Iran using nuclear weapons."
- This report does not however mention the possibility that one or more of the cruise missiles was destined to be used against an American city, as prescribed by the Cheney Doctrine. A stealth cruise missile fired at night would be almost undetectable; all the public would see would be a nuclear fireball. Predictably, the target city would be swarming with patsies and dupes carrying large suitcases or trunks with "Al Qaeda" or "Osama Bin Laden" monograms. At that point, Cheney would have the "suitcase bomb" pretext he so ardently desires. Madsen also does not discuss the half-dozen people connected to the Minot or Barksdale Air Bases who had perished under mysterious circumstances between July and September 2007. But Madsen does stress one critical fact: according to reliable sources, one of the six nuclear-armed cruise missiles was reported missing in the course of the incident, and there was some indication that it was never found: "WMR has been informed by a knowledgeable source that one of the six nuclear-armed cruise missiles was, and still may be, unaccounted for. In that case, the nuclear reporting incident would have gone far beyond BENT SPEAR to a National Command Authority alert known as EMPTY QUIVER, with the special classification of PINNACLE."
- On October 2, David Swanson, an early critic of the Kennebunkport Warning, issued a statement on Iran entitled "Leading Americans," with the signatures of a number of well-known personalities from politics, entertainment, and the arts. This belated statement is of course to be welcomed, but at the same time its weakness and narrowness, especially if compared to the Kennebunkport Warning, must also be pointed out. As soon as the Kennebunkport Warning had been published, Swanson challenged the notion that there was "massive evidence" of a false flag provocation by Cheney, to be used as a pretext to launch war with Iran. This new statement, coming five weeks after the Kennebunkport Warning, and thus too late to influence the rogue B-52 affair, now acknowledges the danger of an attack, and urges US military personnel to refuse to obey illegal orders. So far, so good. There is, however, no reference to the rogue B-52 incident, in which Air Force personnel have apparently done just what the statement urges. There is no reference to the question of a false flag attack. There are warnings against a "preemptive" attack on Iran, but Bush and Cheney, as well as their accomplice Mrs. Clinton, are already presenting the attack on Iran as retaliatory, aimed at stopping Iranian interference in Iran. Any US attack on Iran predicated on a false flag terror attack inside the US (as noted by Zbigniew Brzezinski in his Feb. 1 testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee) would be portrayed as purely defensive. The Swanson statement therefore has an escape clause in it big enough for Cheney to sail an aircraft carrier battle group through. Instead of such an uncertain trumpet, we must state unequivocally: NO ATTACK ON IRAN, SYRIA, PAKISTAN, SUDAN, LEBANON, VENEZUELA, NORTH KOREA or any other country, for any reason. False flag events must be attributed to Cheney, and not to the governments or forces accused and scapegoated by US-UK propaganda.
- As for the scurrilous "Cosmos," "Colonel Jenny Sparks," "Arabesque," and Michael Wolsey, to say nothing of their comrade in arms, the Ford Foundation's favorite Chip Berlet, they have no interest in doing anything to stop the new 9/11 and the threatened war with Iran. Their sole focus is to harass and sabotage those who are undertaking action in that regard - and remarkably effective action it has turned out to be, despite the exertions of the wreckers.
- We urge all persons of good will to support, endorse, and distribute the Kennebunkport Warning, which is fully as relevant today as when it was issued.
MOST WARS ARE A CONTINUATION OF PRIOR WARS
If anyone has a real brain, they would have figured out in their adult years that "World War II" was a continuation of "World War I." And WW I was a continuation of many minor wars throughout Eastern Europe and the Franco-Prussian War, etc. Why? Because the 'players' were the same, the territory was the same, and the powers behind the scenes who had an agenda that no one knows, are exactly the same. First lesson of history is, who is financing the war? Because without money, and therefore, a profit at the end of the 'rainbow,' there would be NO WARS. Interestingly, the main benefactors are the "International Bankers." They have monopoles on all of the first world's money creation machines ('Central Banks' = 'printing presses'). They also have an agenda or plan behind their evil ways. To create a "false state" as their subterfuge, for an even greater devious scheme. The ultimate goal is power and conquest. Not by putting their enemies to the sword, or starve them out as most good wars do. But to use their enemies against themselves. That way, They win when they win. And secondly, they don't lose when they lose. Deviously clever these miscreants.
A SHORT LIST OF WARS IN THE OIL AREAS
1912 - First Balkan War - the Ottoman Empire defeated by Serbia, Albania, Bulgaria and Greece.
1913 - Second Balkan War - Bulgaria defeated by Serbia, the Ottoman Empire, Romania and Greece.
1914, July, - World War One begins (A.k.a. the "Great War") mainly for control of oil from the Baku Oilfields to Germany. Almost all of Western Europe is involved. The U.S. is sucked in by Churchill and the staged sinking of the S.S. Lusitania. Time in the war is only 18 months - 1917-18. Britain (via Lawrence of Arabia) aggressively attacks the Ottoman Empire in Turkey and Arabia.
1917 - 20. - Britain and European forces begin carving up the remains of the Ottoman Empire.
1920s - 30s. - Oil discoveries are made by various oil companies who begin to decide where the new 'nations' are going to be, to divide up the ownership by various desert sheik families. The House of Saud is given the biggest land area, which becomes Saudia Arabia.
1925 - The Great Syrian Revolt, largest and longest-lasting anti-colonial insurgency in the Arab East. Using peasants, workers and army veterans, it was the first mass uprising that endured to completion against the French Mandate rulers. It failed to liberate them, but it became the role model for all other nations to follow.
1941-45 - World War II. Initial oil drilling and selling begins. House of Saud and other "kingdoms" request payment in U.S. $ 20 gold double eagles, with WW II dates (illegal for U.S. citizens to own). Unknown to exist except for Intel agents. Many bags still sitting in Swiss Banks.
1948 Palestine - Jewish guerrillas drive the British out of Palestine. The United Nations finally recognizes the new Jewish state. The Palestinians are treated poorly, creating the Palestinian Liberation Org. - P.L.O. A.k.a. "Israeli War of Independence"
1948 - Jordanian-Israel War
1953 - Iran _______
1956, October 29, - "Suez Crisis", A.k.a. the "Suez War" - British, French and Israeli air forces dominated Egyptian air space. In two days, Egyptian air forces was destroyed.
1958 - Lebanese Civil War - also involved the United States.
1960+ - Dhofar Rebellion in Oman, including Iran and Britain.
1966 - North Yemen Civil War. Also involved Egypt and Saudia Arabia.
1967, June 5, - The "7-Days War" - Israel and Egypt fought again. In just three hours, Israel does a pre-emptive strike on Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Iraq. Al-Aqsa Intifada ("Israel-Palestinian Conflict" begins in earnest.)
1970 - Jordanian Civil War, including Syria and the P.L.O.
1973, October, - The "Yom Kippur War." A.k.a. the "Ramadan War." A surprise strike by Arab forces occurred, with perhaps the biggest tank battle in history.
1979 - Iranian Revolution and overthrow of the Khan. U.S. hostages are taken from the Embassy in Tehran, and held
for 15 months. Politics was involved in their being released after the United States' elections in November 1980.
1979 - Afghanistan's is invaded by Soviet forces.
( ) Chechnya/Russia - First Chechen War
1980 - Iran-Iraq War. Often referred to as the "First Persian Gulf War," mainly because of the magnitude of armies fighting. Also involved the U.S. and Kuwait. The U.S. gives logistical and intel info to Iraq, mainly because of the Iranian Hostage Crisis.
1982 - Lebanese "Civil War." Beirut, the 'Jewel of the Mediterranean' is devastated. The U.S. sends in the Battleship Missouri to pound land forces within the city.
1982 - Israeli Invasion and Occupation of Southern Lebanon, Syria. Also involved the P.L.O.
1984 - Israeli-Lebanese Border War.
1984 - Kurdish Rebellion in Turkey.
1986 - U.S. attacks Libya in retaliation for the downing of Flight 103 over Lockerbee, Scotland. The flight had left a German airport, supposedly taking on two terrorists and explosives. Follow up investigation has showed that the Libyans had nothing to do with it and, was probably anothr 'false flag' operation designed to blame others.
1987 - "The Tanker War," involved Iran attacking oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. The U.S. stepped in to protect the Kuwaiti tankers and fought Iran's navy and Revolutionary Guards.
1987, December, - The First Intifada or uprising in the territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 War.
1990, August 2, - Iraq invades Kuwait, to stop the stealing of Iraq's oil by slant-drilling oil wells. The U.S. (President G.H. Walker Bush) approves the action.
1991, January 16, - Second Persian Gulf War- The U.S. and many nations including Israel and Saudia Arabia, are cajoled into driving Iraqi forces out of Kuwait. The war is effectively over in six weeks. Iraq attacks Israel with Scud missiles, with incompetant results.
1991 - The "No-Fly Zone War." Iraq.
1991 - The Slovenian War of Independence against the Serbian dominated Yugoslav Army.
1991 - The Croatian War of Independence against the Yugoslav/Serbian Army and Serb rebels.
1991 - Kashmir Conflict (1999 & 2001, active border fighting).
1991 - Kurdish Rebellion in Iraq.
1992 - Bosnian Civil War declaring independence from Yugoslavia.
1992-99 - Algerian Civil War.
1992-03 No-Fly Zone War ("Iraq-Coalition Conflict")
1994 - Yemeni Civil War.
1995 - Bosnian War, U.S. and NATO forces engage in air strikes against the Bosnian Serb forces.
1996 - Yemen-Eritrea Border Conflict
1998 - Yemeni Tribal Uprising
1998 - Kosovo War (Yugoslav Civil War or Third Balkan War). Ethnic rebellian against Serbian authority. NATO intervened to halt "ethnic cleansing" of Kosovo.
1998 - Saudi-Yemen Border Conflict, along a poorly defined border.
1998, August 8, - U.S. Embassy Bombings. The U.S. retaliates with air strikes at two locations of supposed terrorists.
1998 - "Bin Laden's War" - terrorist conflict between the U.S. and irregular forces' also including Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, Yemen and Afghanistan.
2000, September, - Second Intifada or urban guerrilla/terrorist conflict between the Palestinians and Israel.
2000, Nov. 5 - Saddam Hussein, leader of Iraq, changes the pricing of sales of crude oil (therefore, PetroEuros) to Euros from 'Petro-dollars' to improve his countries condition. Venezuela and Indonesia proclaim that they would follow sometime soon.
2001 - Albanian Uprising in Macedonia.
2001, September 11, - 5 United States buildings are destroyed in obvious internal operations, to blame Muslin renegades. W.T.C. # 1, 2, 7 and Courthouse in New York city; partial destruction in the D.O.D. Pentagon, in Washington, D.C. Residual evidence has come out to reveal that the whole military action was domestic, the President lied to the American People and is used as an excuse to attack two Middle Easternb countries - Afghanistan and Iraq. "War on Terrorism" - officially began on October 7, 2001, mainly against al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan. All the so-called terrorists were Saudi. At least nine are still alive. But American and English forces are fighting and occupying Iraq however - one of the world's richest oil countries on the planet.
2001 - The War in Afghanistan begins in earnest by U.S. forces.
2001-2 Second Chechen War with Russia.
2001 - Israeli-Syrian Border Clashes.
2002, September - Russian Bombing of Pankisi Gorge in Georgia supposedly harboring Chechen Rebels (borders on Chechnya).
2003, March 19, - "Third Persian Gulf War" - Pre-emptive strike into Iraq mainly by United States- and British forces ("Coalition Forces"). Control of oil production, high prices and keeping oil pricing in Petrodollars appears to be the real reason.
2006/7 - Iran/Venezuela/Indonesia will be attacked again by United States military forces, partly in an attempt to keep their oil pricing/sales in Petrodollars and not in Eurodollars. This is a "Currency War" as well as a Crude Oil war.
2006>infinity. Expect to hear these countries' names in the future as your sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters continue to wage war for the major oil companies, banking countries and stooge countries, decades into the future. Also because of intensive use of Depleted Uranium (DU) ammunition, shells, artillery shells, tank rounds, etc., expect a 55% rate of cancerous tumours and malignancies, deformed children, and so on. This is the known current rate of disabilities incurred to date. (February 2006)
Afghanistan - (Sorry, forgot they were threatened by R. Cheney back in 1997 to allow American oil companies to build the pipeline there. They refused!)
North Vietnam - Read about the White Tiger Oilfield, developed by Russia va deep-drilling down to 17,000' feet. American oilmaen say economic drilling cannot be done below the 10,-12,000' ft. mark. The Russians now have oil wells down to 40,000'!!! The same engineers along with Russian scientists, are stating that oil is 'abiotic,' non-organic and self replenishing in some areas. i.e. There is no "Peak Oil Situation" besides what is fabricated by the Oil/Federal Government cabal, issued out to their controlled media dominions (lackeys), and therefore, no need to use military force to ensure oil production in foreign lands for the oil-consuming nations.
"THE CURRENCY WARS"
ALL WARS, LIKE MOST BUSINESSES, ARE BASED ON MONEY AND PROFIT. MOST WARS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, FOR THE UNITED STATES, ARE INTEGRATED TO "DOLLAR IMPERIALISM."
Extensively reading of history, I get the eerie feeling that I have lived before in some empire that was imposing its monetary system on the conquered nations under its domination. Today is no different! The British Empire is perhaps the most recent of a worldwide attempt at total economic control. While the public schooled masses think in terms of rubber plantations, sugar plantations and tea bags, the reality is 'Opium-, Heroine and Cocaine' production and trafficking on a scale that boggles the mind - over $ 500 billion a year. When wars were fought over Black Pepper (1699), banks were created just to process the Opium dealing and penetration into China, and hidden governments called "intelligence agencies" actually run the governments, the history has been rewritten to maintain lies and distortion of the 'Ministry of Truth.' And by the use of using only an 'approved' currency, can you deal with the controlling governments (monopolies) and pay their 'taxes' which allows total control?
"The sun never sets on the British Empire."
That became a powerful saying but only really hits home if you've traveled around the world, stopping at numerous ports of call. We in America, can only begin to grasp this, aside from seeing all the pink-colored nations on a politically-correct oriented globe, when you tally up the populations of humanity they've influenced today. To me, because of my worldly travels, it is the recalibrating to driving on the "wrong" side of the road in many countries (British-ruled) that hits home. Or seeing signs in all the other continents, in the major populous cities, in two, three or more foreign languages. But English was almost always there. Even over in the Dubai International Airport, seeing all those Muslim women completely garbed in black, I felt like a stranger in a strange land. My "Insha Allah" response in Arabic, playing dumb, got me through the intensly negative feelings I felt from the populace recently. It to was at one time, on the trading route for smuggled silver and other necessities from India. Signs for direction and basic needs always had English instructions somewhere on the signs. But the travelor should know that they liked the English traders the best, better than the Dutch, the French, the Germans, Spanish, Portugese or the Americans.
The silver "Pound Sterling" was, at one time 300-400 years ago, the newcomer currency on the block, competing with the Florentine bankers' gold Florins of Northern Italy, the silver Maria Theresa Austrian Thaler (from which term our "Dollar" came from) and France's all powerful Franc. My how times fly.
Today (2006), the Russian Ruble and European Euro are in heavy competition to destroy the highly indebted paper U.S. Dollar. The wars from 1998 and 2000 on, are just about the control and ownership of crude oil as well as which countries currency shall be the next all-powerful unit of commerce. I would not bet on the Chinese Renmimbi or Yuan, as I know the culture and attitude too well. They will destroy themselves far before they ever become an economic force to deal with. (They've had four revolutions since 1949!) A major devaluation by foreign economies or revaluation by the mainland Chinese, and her competitiveness will disappear with the cherry blossoms. Internally, the differences between sections were-, are- and will always be in severe competition with each other. At one time, it was warlords. Today, it is commissars and independent businessmen, the Tongs and gamblers.
BRETTON WOODS, NEW HAMPSHIRE - 1944
The United States' creation of the Dollar Standard for world trade, supplemented the Gold Standard that nations utilized from over a hundred years prior. England went off their Gold Standard in March 1931. America in March 1933. All this was planned by the major European and American central banks, to eliminate the competition. All other European countries joined the exit from gold-conversion. This forced hoarding on a grand scale, and a defensiveness on the part of all governments to retrench to protect their boundaries. Common banks collapsed worldwide as tariffs and taxes reduced the volume of international dealings to a crawl. As dynamic as the 1920s were, even allowing for the intended collapse of seven Eastern European countries by planned hyperinflation of their currencies (1920-24), the 1930s-40s was a world depression of reduced trade. In the process of self interest, Japan, Asia's biggest drug dealor (read "The Gold Warriors"), began overrunning one country after another, forcing the 'European colonists' out of control, plundering each and every one of twelve countries of silver, gold, jewels, platinum, most commodities, etc. World War II, having almost exactly the same aggressor nations in Europe as WW I, could not improve economic life much due to the continuation of governmental warfare by decree. But it was a series of battles to see whether the Reichmark, Yen or Pound Sterling/U.S. Dollar would win. It was NOT about freedoms. Today's socio-economic status in America is exactly the same as late-'30s in fasciest Germany, with all fourteen planks of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto achieved. So what did the citizen's get out of fighting and dying for their causes? Nothing! Worthless paper scrip! Branded as traitors if they accumulated gold and silver as saved weath. Greater workloads and less pay/income. Much greater socialist controls in courts of law. Less freedoms. Debt creation on a scale that gave us the reactive 1928-1949 depression.
Even before the hostilities were over in the European campaign of war, in 1944, some 44 nations met to decide how they were going to divide up the conquered nations, get reparations and redraw the borders. This was also the time of the U.S. dollar becoming the world's reserve currency, in which it would be considered as good as gold. Since it was made inconvertable in 1934 after being called in by President Roosevelt, few know that it would still be paid out to foreign nations upon presentation of the new, exclusive U.S. currency - Federal Reserve Notes. Private citizens could not use gold or gold clauses in contracts however, which became a criminal act. The real turnaround for the West's economies came after 1949, some twenty years after the supposed peak in bank-finance speculation, mainly in real estate as well as in stock. The "Marshall Plan" of Pres. Truman's Sect. of State George C. Marshall, was created to jump-start the Europeans back to a semblance or normalcy from their devastation. This financial aid for loans in Dollars, involved establishing the Organization for European Economic Co-opeation (OEEC) that determined how the borrowed money was to be spent. All countries that borrowed funds, had to trade with each other AND accept 'Paper-fiat Capitalism' as their economic system. Their currencies as well, would be tied to the United States Dollar. By 1953, over $ 17 billion in relief funds had been borrowed. That is $ 200 billion approximately, in 2006's value.
The Soviet Union, using communism or the controlled state economy, developed 'Comecon' in response to the United States' goals of the bankers. Trade surged and economies began to grow, mainly in the rebuilding of war-torn European cities and homes, factories and shipping facilities. Efficiency became the new goal, to outproduce the United States - their benefactor. In time, socialism became the politics of choice in free Europe, with more benefits, health care and longer vacations for all of Europe compared to the U.S. Cars produced began to improve over what had been the miracle of the planet - the American automobile. And the working population began to save again, between rebuilding and becoming peaceful in their activities.
Excess U.S. Dollars were redeemed to the Federal Reserve Bank at the gold-pegged price of $ 35.00/tr. oz., set in effect in 1934 by Roosevelt. In 1967, England was forced to devalue her Pound Sterling again, from $ 2.80 to $ 2.40/U.S. Dollar. Similar English devaluations were done in March 1931 and 1949. The panicky Europeans kept dumping their worthless hoardings of Dollars for gold on the cash markets. The climax came in March 1968, with the collapse of the seven nation Gold Pool, in maintaining a gold stable price. By 1971, the "Gold Window" was closed by Pres. Nixon, taking the very last vestage of economic control off of the political scene. Britain's last attempt to redeem some $ 3 billion was rejected in mid-August, 1971, on the 15th I believe. With only $ 11 billion of gold in the Treasury/Fed Reserve assets category, the hemorraghing was now over. Now there was no control over the quantity of fiat or currency "on faith" paper money that could be created, and spent. Gold became a dual market, quoted and traded freely. The Americans suposedly raised the controlled price to $ 42.22/tr. oz., but allowed no one to deal at that level anymore. The dollar was devalued to a defacto zero worth. Americans were still not allowed to buy gold bullion coin or bars to park their savings. But Switzerland did a booming business, especially with bank secrecy their prime law. The Gold Panics of 1967 and 1968 created an explosion of average citizens throughout Europe flocking to numbered accounts.
GOLD BECOMES "FREE" DECEMBER 31, 1974
On the so-called "black-market," gold traded from 1968 to 1974 like a wonder-child. It could do no wrong, going from the prior, fixed price of $ 35.00/tr. oz. to as high as $ 160 in April 1974, selling off and then hitting $ 199.80 the last trading day of that year, up some 500 % some six years before.
American citizens are allowed to buy gold without becoming criminals, January 2nd, 1975, exactly on the high price from the monster run from the collapse of the London Gold Pool in 1968. Note the 8-month high cycle difference here. It also exploded from mid-1976's $ 99.70 to run up to $ 877.00 on January 21st, 1980. Some 8-months later, it made a second, lower high in September at $ 725.00/tr. oz. This 8-month cycle sticks out for anyone studying price history. It relates to Dr. Kitchin's 3.36-yr. cycle discovered in the 1890s, in banking cash flow and commodity prices.
The topping out of all foreign currencies in late 1978, was followed a year later by ALL the metals topping in Jan.-Feb.1980. The collapse of all commodities for over decades from this point, created paper assets as the premier controlling function of our government as well as investor favorites. So, intentionally, America was involved in every Middle-Eastern Conflict, Revolution, Civil Unrest, etc., in the oil producing regions from 1956, 1967, etc., forward, involving Israel.
DEPLETED URANIUM - AMERICA'S
"WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION"
What is NOT known by the masses is that, since the mid-'60s, depleted uranium or D.U. was put into the business end of almost every kind of bullet, artillery shell, tank shell, bombs, etc. to create damage to ALL sides. That is, for anyone staying around the theater of operations (actual battle areas), they would be subject to the radiation poisoning of their body with live uranium from nuclear reactors. Given as an excuse that supposedly, such ammunition rounds could penetrate metal armor easily, hundreds of millions of rounds were shot off by American troops at "home" at military training bases, as well in overseas operations. I can understand the logic or rationale of tank shells or artillery shells being used against other tanks, but not low caliber ammo in handguns and rifles penetrating armor. Most importantly, this radioactivity will last for thousands of years, irradiating people, animals, crops, etc., long after the crude oil is gone. Stupid!
The first DU weapons system was developed for the U.S. Navy in 1968. DU weapond were given to and used by Israel in 1973 under U.S. supervision, in the Arab-Israeli War. The Phalanx weapons system, Using DU, was tested on the USS Bigelow out of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in 1977. DU weapons have been sold by the U.S. to 29 countries. Military testing grounds, bombing and gunnery ranges and at civilian labs under contract, have contaminated some 42 states as of info obtained in 1999. Women living in and around these facilities have reported increases in endometriosis, birth defects in babies, leukemia in children, cancers and other miscellaneous cancers in adults.Wives and girlfriends of soldiers stationed in Iraq since 2003, have reported these incidences en masse, ignored totally by the mainstrean media.
The Department of Veterans Affairs reported this January to the American Free Press that "Gulf-Era veterans" now on medical disability since 1991 number 518,739, as against 7,035 reported wounded in Iraq in the same 14-year period. Eight of twenty men who served in one unit in the 2003 Gulf War, now have malignancies. Doctors in hospitals treating civilians following NATO bombing with DU in Yugoslavia in 1998-99 report similar explosion of malignancies.
An interesting tidbit came out in the foreign MSM (main stream media), the Sunday Times Online (London) put out a news item on Feb. 19, 2006 re "Did the use of Uranium weapons in Gulf War 2 result in contamination of Europe?" This scientific study, authored by Dr. Chris Busby and Saoirse Morgan, came from measurements of the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), Aldermaston, Berkshire, United Kingdom. The highest ever levels of D.U. in the atmosphere in Britain were seen re the Tora Bora bombing in Afghanistan (2001) and the initial bombing of Baghdad, Iraq March 2003). The British government facility was taken over three years ago by Halliburton Corp., which refused at first to release air monitoring data as required by law. All data re these events were obtained by a new law in Britain made accessible on January 1, 2005. Data for 2003 was missing! He procured the 2003 data from the Defence Procurement Agency.
Now think for a minute people. Why haven't other countries brought fourth their air quality radiation facts in public? Probably because a fortune in taxpayers' money is being spent to cover up this heinous crime of murdering/immobilizing American and English forces over in the Middle East. Why don't they just stop using DU in the first place? And, most importantly, why does the U.S. government, from every level - top on down, be part of this conspiracy as well? It just doesn't make rational sense.Doesn't it make sense that all of the immediate countries near to Iraq/Kuwait/Afghanistan, etc. are being irradiated at much higher levels? So this must be a grand cover up, and planned elimination of millions of people, deformed newborn babies, and crops as well as animal herds as well (foodstuffs). To wake you up a little ore, when DU bullets and shells explode in any war action, the radioactive metallic dust particles go aerosol or airborn. So wind currents are carrying these poisons right into your home area. If in doubt, check it out with any private air quality control organization near your location.
These military actions are in direct violations of international conventions, but also U.S. military law because we are a signatory to The Hague and Geneva Conventions and the 1925 Geneva Gas Protocol. DU weaponry meets the definition of a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) in two out of three categories underUS Code TITLE 50, CHAPTER 40 Sec. Regulation AR 700-48 and TB 9-1300-278 which requires treatment of radiation poisoning for all casualties, including enemy soldiers and civiliations, and remedation.Check out http://rense.com/general69/deathstar.htm