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The Empire's Thermonuclear War Option

March 3rd, 2012 • 12:55 PM
As events play out in Washington, Moscow, Beijing, and London over the next 72 hours, and as our global mobilization against thermonuclear war intensifies, it is more vital than ever that there be a clear understanding of exactly why this planet is on the very brink of potential extinction. The real story has nothing to do with Iran, or nuclear enrichment, or Israel's fear of Iran's growing ballistic missile capabilities. The whole Israel game is a cover story for a far more dangerous British Empire game. Just consider the fact that virtually every sane, patriotic figure in Israel is dead-set against an attack on Iran—including President Shimon Peres. Prime Minister Netanyahu is nothing but a British agent in the Jabotinsky/Parvus mold, and he is just as much a tool of the British Empire, properly understood, as Barack Obama.
The real danger of global thermonuclear war comes from the fact that the present global monetarist system is doomed. The empire is the global monetarist system, and the British Monarchy plays a particular role within that global imperial system. The key question right now is whether that imperial system, represented by institutions like the post-Bretton Woods International Monetary Fund (IMF), can induce Russia and China to submit to imperial control, to the global monetarist system. If Russia and China capitulate to imperial control, then thermonuclear war is not necessary.
The British Empire is not contained within the United Kingdom. It is a true empire, a global system. Continental Western Europe has been destroyed—turned into a stateless state with no sovereignty left. The IMF has more control over continental Europe than anyone in Europe. This was demonstrated clearly in Brussels over the past 72 hours, as 25 European heads of state submitted to a Schachtian nightmare, dictated by the IMF and such agents as the European Central Bank's Mario Draghi.
The imperial system has declared that the era of the nation-state and national sovereignty is over. Tony Blair made the announcement in Chicago in 1999, when he declared, in the midst of the Kosovo war, that we have entered the post-Westphalian world. That post-Westphalian world means no more powerful nation-states, asserting actual sovereignty, can be tolerated anywhere on the planet, particularly in Eurasia. Russia and China are the big targets.
The imperial blackmail game is very simple: Russia and China capitulate, or there will be thermonuclear war. So long as Barack Obama remains in office as President of the United States, the global imperial game is rigged. Remove Obama from office, and the United States can break out of the vise-grip of the British monetarist system, return to a credit system, and once and for all, wipe out the imperial system.
What is going on in Syria right now, is the model for what will be unleashed against Russia and China both. Outside forces provoke violence, and once the violence gets going, the international apparatus is unleashed. London is operating through longstanding Russian assets, such as Berezovsky and Gorbachov. How will they respond to the anticipated first-round victory by Putin on Sunday? What is to be unleashed? Will the Brutish attempt again to give Putin the JFK and de Gaulle treatment by Permindex-type assassination efforts? Will the Brutish Empire decide that now is the moment to unleash general warfare? If that decision is made—and it could be made on Monday morning—war can be launched by surprise, by U.S. and British submarines armed with nuclear warheads. At the first detection of such a launch, both Russia and China will launch heavy bombardments of retaliatory nuclear strikes. There will be no leaks. There will be no early warnings. Just sudden death strikes and counter-strikes without notice.
If you understand history, you understand that there has been a continuity of this monetarist imperial system since before the Roman Empire. You had the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Venetian Empire, the Anglo-Dutch imperial system. The British are committed to saving the current monetarist imperial system. They have ruled on the basis of money power for centuries, and now that monetarist system is in jeopardy. Once the monetarist system is gone, and is replaced by a credit system, it will never return again. A sovereign credit system means true sovereignty.
The British assault on the American System of sovereign credit was unleashed with Andrew Jackson's takedown of the Second National Bank. That attack came from the most traitorous British agents in American history—Aaron Burr, the assassin of Alexander Hamilton, his law partner and successor Martin van Buren, their tool Andrew Jackson.
Now the international monetarist system, of which the British Empire and the City of London are the nominal repository, are on the edge of extinction. How they respond to events unfolding in the coming days will be crucial. How will they view the window of time between Putin's election as President of Russia and his inauguration? With the close Putin-Medvedev collaboration, that window of opportunity is limited, but not halted altogether.
It is on the basis of this situation, this set of issues, that the decision will be made: Is thermonuclear war the only option for saving the imperial IMF-centered system? This is the real issue, as opposed to the surface manifestations, why we are at risk of thermonuclear confrontation right now.
That is the message to be delivered this weekend, as we mobilize to prevent the extermination of the human race in a thermonuclear showdown that is all about the survival of mankind or the survival of empire. We have reached the moment where co-existence is no longer an option. Remove Obama from office, on the grounds of his insanity and his crimes, and the empire has run out of options.

China: Syria Policy Is Coercion, Weapons, Special Forces, al-Qaeda, and Revolution

March 3rd, 2012 • 12:42 PM
China's People's Daily says that after the joint Russia-Chinese veto of of the United Nations Libya-like resolution on Syria that:
"The U.S.-edition 'solution on Syria issue' has become very clear and its key points include: First, pre-setting the goal of regime change The United States ... regards itself as the master of Syria's domestic affairs.... It has completely eliminated the possibility of solving the Syria issue in a peaceful way of dialogue.
"Second, isolating and pressuring the Bashar al-Assad administration in a comprehensive way After the UN Security Council's proposal was vetoed, the United States, European Union and some Arab countries recalled or withdrew their ambassadors from Syria ... invited Syria's opposition to the "Friends of Syria" meeting and acknowledged that the "Syrian National Council" of the opposition is the legal representative of Syrian people. It also declared a series of sanctions on Syria to isolate and pressure the Bashar al-Assad administration in all aspects of the politics, diplomacy and economy.
"Third, providing all-round supports for the Syrian opposition.... It is reported that the Syrian opposition has obtained large quantities of weapons from the West and the Gulf countries through unofficial channels....
"Fourth, highlighting the role of the Arab League.... According to reports, the Special Forces of the United Kingdom and Qatar have entered Syria, providing guidance and assistance to opposition groups to launch attacks on government forces. The United States, under the banner of 'supporting the Arab League efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis', maneuvers behind the scenes and controls the development of the situation.
"Fifth, [since] the possibility of direct military intervention from United States and Western countries [is stopped by the UN veto],... the remaining option is to promote revolutions, that is, to cultivate the opposition faction inside Syria rapidly to fight a civil war until the Bashar regime is ousted.... In addition, the al-Qaeda and other extremist forces are taking advantage of the chaos in Syria and speeding up to infiltrate it.
"Overthrowing Bashar's regime is much more complicated than 'toppling' other political strongmen in the Middle East. So, the 'routines' with which the U.S.A. and the Western countries have made a proven track record in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen are hard to be workable in Syria.
"If Bashar's regime cannot restrain its domestic unrest or open an inclusive political dialogue process timely, it can be expected that the results brought by the American version 'Syrian Solution' shall be escalating violence; Syria sinks into the quagmire of civil war; the game among different forces exacerbates, the spillover effect appears and the situation in the Middle East destabilizes further."

Former French Prime minister, Michel Rocard Denounces a Frightening Danger of Nuclear War

March 3rd, 2012 • 12:52 PM
In an interview to the daily Liberation on March 2nd to present his latest book “Mes points sur les I”, Michel Rocard really took off his gloves, denouncing the “political collective imbecility” dominating in the ongoing presidential campaign in France, in a context where dangers of “an uncommon gravity” are looming against the world.
Among the main dangers raised by the former Prime minister: a nuclear world war, the extension of xenophobia and potential “civil war” emerging as a result of the anti-nuclear de- growth policies !
Responding to a question on « what is his greatest preoccupation in foreign policy », Rocard says :”Nobody is looking at the Middle-East. We have there an Americano-English strategy, accepted by others, notably by ourselves, whose aim is to torpedo any possibility of serious discussions with the Iranians. And we even engage in some provocations from time to time. As if the aim was to prepare a climate of tolerance to make Israeli strikes acceptable. In this hypothesis, the war would be Irano-syrian, supported by China and Russia, as we saw at the UN, against generally, the West and its clients. And Europe is mute. This is an affaire of millions of dead, the hypothesis being that it would be nuclear from the beginning. I know well those dossiers and I have never been so frightened. (…) what is new, is the intensity of dangers in comparison to a futile state of mind”.
Rocard targets then the « increasing xenophobia » which he says bluntly « makes me sick ». He attacks the “pleasure we indulge in when speaking about immigration and about the unrest that foreigners create at home”. But “whatever the verbal intensity, the vigour of hatred and the pleasure that National Front militants or those of Sarkozy indulge in as they observe those Frenchmen who refuse to live with one another, all that will not change anything, and it will rot everything”.
Michel Rocard then targets the delicate problem of energy. In his book he makes a vibrant call for civilian nuclear power and a powerful attack against any illusions concerning renewable energies.
“We all want an energy which doesn’t kill, and (…) which respects our ecology. Unfortunately we don’t yet have the scientific solutions which could make renewable energies financially accessible in order to integrate them into the functioning of our economies.
Wind and solar energies, the two most common, don’t allow us to generate kilowatt hours in the billions. Yet, our need is in the hundreds of billions. Countries such as Denmark and Germany which played that card too strongly and too soon, will have problems because they will have to pay wind energy at exorbitant prices. (…) If no alternative is found, at present we are moving fast towards a moment where the very strong fall of available fossil fuels will lead to a very strong fall in the GDP. Thus whoever says that we must renounce to nuclear power is explaining to us that we have to accept de-growth. And there, I make a hypothesis, the only one in the book, that the obligation of de-growth will lead to a civil war”.
Elaborating on this theme of the link between de-growth and civil war, Michel Rocard comes
to the Greek situation, underlining that if there is an attempt to impose a 25% reduction on living standards to that country, that cannot be done without « a military power ».
Between financial powers and populations, however, Michel Rocard makes the right choice: “it becomes more and more indispensable to cancel everywhere a good part of the unplayable debt”.
And he proposes as his main measure : « the absolute spearation between deposit and credit banks and investment banks » which allowed us to avoid any financial crisis durint in the course of the 60 years of its application.
Michel Rocard who recognizes that Nicolas Sarkozy showed a certain ability to understand the nature of the present financial crisis, denounces however those “terrible words he uttered, when he said that nothing should be undertaken that could weaken the banking system, and especially not take away from it the possibility of making money with the deposits of Frenchmen.”
To a last question on what he thought François Hollande would have as manoeuvring room to deal with the crisis were he to be elected, Rocard reacts strongly saying that the separation of banks “costs nothing”, and explains that “the real maneuvering room, is the level of political comprehension of the opinion, thus the importance of speaking about those things’.
In conclusion, Rocard warns: « I will not reduce my pressure, upon him, nor upon Sarko, nor upon our poor greenies who are right about most things, except on energy, that is on what is essential.”

Spain Follows Greece into the Concentration Camps

March 3rd, 2012 • 12:48 PM
Promptly after agreeing to the brutal European fiscal deficit treaty finalized at the latest European summit, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called a press conference in Brussels to announce that his government's deficit target for 2012 is 5.8% of Gross Domesic Product, not the 4.4% demanded by the European Commission. European Council President Van Rompuy responded that "the markets" will punish Spain for not meeting demanded budget objectives of the (Orwellian-named) "European Stablity and Growth Pact," and drive up the cost of the bankrupt nation's debt.
Rajoy's mouthings about how this was a "sovereign decision" by Spain, is about as sovereign as the man with a gun pointed at his head, who defiantly proclaims he will only plunge his own dagger two inches into his mother's chest, instead of the three the assailant demands. This policy cannot be sustained.
Spain's current deficit is estimated at 8.5% of GDP, and the Rajoy government is saying it will knock almost $36 billion off the deficit this year, by cutting costs and raising taxes. The federal government will cut its deficit by 20%, while the autonomous provinces, which are responsible for most social services, health and education included, are being told they have to cut their budget deficits by fully one-half. Some 5,000 city, provincial, and federal agencies and companies, including basic services such as water and urban transport, are said to be on the government's list for privatization.
Imposing such radical austerity upon a country which already admits to 23.3% official unemployment, higher than that of devastated Greece, and increasing at an accelerating rate, has triggered the kind of self-feeding implosion underway in Greece. Nearly 300,000 people have lost their jobs since Rajoy assumed office only last Dec. 21, and cabinet ministers projected this Friday that under their plans, another 630,000 people will be thrown out of work by the end of the year, bringing the national total to over six million unemployed, in a nation of 46 million. Half the youth are counted among the unemployed, and, as in the United States, official unemployed statistics do not include the part-time and those who have given up looking for work.
The Spanish people are taking to the streets. Tens of thousands of university students marched on Feb. 29 against cuts to education. Consumer associations are organizing protest marches this Saturday against the outright stealing of their savings by the banks. Pilots have announced they will hold 24 days of strikes over the next three months, targetting holidays. And a general strike was being planned for March 29, even before these latest announcements.

Euro Mass Unemployment Now Worse Than Early-2009 Collapse

March 3rd, 2012 • 12:49 PM
In January 2009, in the spreading global financial collapse after the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, unemployment in the 17-nation so-called Eurozone reached an official 10.2%. It is higher than that now, having hit 10.7% in January according to Eurostat, the European Union's statistics office. This is by far the highest unemployment in the euro's dismal history.
The official European unemployment rate jumped by 0.3% from December, Eurostat reported. Inexplicably—considering that the whole European economy is contracting at an accelerating rate under suicidal austerity—the unemployment report was called "completely unexpected" by economists quoted in the media. At the same time the Europe-wide inflation rate of Eurostat rose to 2.7%.
Both of these figures have to be taken with an ocean-full of salt; the real ratios are much higher. The calculation of official unemployment rates by governments is standardized throughout the OECD since 1999, so the figures omit workers who have stopped looking for work, dropped out of the labor force or are forced to work part-time, just as in the United States. As for the inflation rate, the only thing the Eurostat report shows is that it's rising.
Unemployment was officially 19.9% in Greece in January and 23.1% in Spain, which is about to be hit with the "Greece treatment" by the EU and EC bureacracy. But it was also 14.4% in Ireland and 9.4% in France. Unemployment among young workers is officially near 50% now for all of the "peripheral" countries, and 40% in France and Britain.
It is on this contracting real-economic base that the European Central Bank and national central banks in its system have recently printed over $1 trillion in new money supply, driving toward hyperinflation.

Obama and Al Qaeda: Two Peas in a Thermonuclear Pod

Video, 20 minutes, 10 seconds
February 21st 2012 • 10:55PM
President Obama and Al Qaeda share one thing in common. They are both assets of the British financial oligarchy. This new found union should come as no surprise to those who understand how the UK and US have used Al Qaeda in the past, and those who understand how President Obama's fragile psyche makes him the perfect candidate to throw the United States into a thermonuclear war beginning with the recent attempt at regime change operations in Iran and Syria at the behest of the British. Will the American people take away the major tool of the British oligarchy by removing Obama from office? If we don't we may not make it to the November elections.

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