Weekly News Wrap-Up 11.22.13

Negotiations Over Iran’s Nuclear Program, JP Morgan to Pay $13 Billion and MoreBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

The big story is coming out of the Middle East, and it’s all about negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. Talks in Geneva with world powers to halt Iran’s nuclear program are not going well. In a nutshell, the West wants Iran to stop its program because it fears it will build a bomb. Iran contends it has the right to have nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Neither side is backing down. Meanwhile, Israel and Saudi Arabia, two countries most fearful of Iran, announced they will team up to attack Iran if a bad deal is reached. This USA Today headline sums it up by saying “Israel says ‘bad’ Iran deal will bring War.” Iran calls Israel a “rabid dog” in the Middle East. An attack on Iran would lead to a quick escalation that would have calamitous consequences for the entire world. Saudi oil fields would no doubt be attacked. The Saudis have just bought nuclear weapons from Pakistan, and the Kingdom would probably use them in a counterattack. The Strait of Hormuz would be shut down. About 1/5th of the world’s oil moves through that narrow sea passageway. The U.S. 5th fleet may also come under attack in Bahrain, and the whole thing might spiral out of control and spark a world war. This is the most underreported story out there.

The Senate just changed the rules on the filibuster, and it has stopped this tactic for judicial nominations. It simply means the minority party will have to succumb to majority rule on nearly all nominations and laws being voted on in the Senate. There will be no way to stop or slow it down. This has been called the “nuclear option” in the Senate. This will backfire on the Democrats if the Republicans take back the Senate in 2014 because of dissatisfaction over Obama Care. Neither party should have this much power. It is a sad day for democracy.

JP Morgan agreed to pay a $13 billion fine over its selling of mortgage-backed securities. Listen to the way USA Today described the case. The paper said “The nation’s largest bank admitted that it knew that residential mortgage-backed securities that it marketed did not comply with underwriting guidelines and weren’t fit for sale.” The paper went to great lengths not to use the words “fraud” or “crime” when it said, “. . . did not comply with underwriting guidelines and weren’t fit for sale.” Of course, I am sure JP Morgan, being an investor in Gannett which owns USA Today, had no bearing on the soft coverage. The paper did say the settlement did not absolve the bank from “potential criminal charges.” Does anyone think top bankers at JP Morgan will see any jail time? Please.

The Obama Care debacle is continuing to unfold higher premiums and deductibles for most people. Millions have already lost their coverage, and millions more will follow. But for some, Obama Care is a great deal. A friend of mine’s daughter is getting a policy for $12 a month! That’s right, $12 a month because her income level is close to the poverty line. You wonder why most people are getting socked with much higher premiums and getting much less coverage? Somebody has to pay for the more than 40 million who either cannot or will not buy insurance. Obama Care is working as planned, but this is not the way it was sold to the public. If only the poor sign up for Obama Care, can this be a viable plan?

Finally, today is the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. I can remember Lee Harvey Oswald yelling out, “I’m a patsy.” I asked my Dad what that meant, and he told me “He’s saying he didn’t do it.” I don’t think he shot JFK and never will because the government story has more holes than Swiss cheese. Film director Oliver Stone wrote a great Op-Ed piece in the USA Today newspaper, and he listed several facts that blow up the official government story. Why is this still important? We had a change in the highest office of government without an election. What did we get? We got deep into the Vietnam War which resulted in 58,000 U.S. casualties. You want me to believe Kennedy was killed by a lone gunman? Release all the autopsy photos and negatives.

Join Greg Hunter as he gives his analysis on these stories and more in the Weekly News Wrap-Up.

Comments
  1. Michael the Marine

    Excellent wrap up Greg!

    I don’t believe it will be called WWIII, I think it will be called the Last War. Einstein, when asked about he weapons which might be used in WWIII replied, I have no idea, but WWIV will be fought with sticks and stones.

    As for the JFK assassination; there were four future Presidents in Dallas Texas that day. A fifth future President, not G HW Bush, was an CIA Asset before he was an (official) politician. Yet another and sixth future President sold out to the Warren Commission to get a chip in the big game later. Tricky Dick cashed it in for him. That’s Six of the Presidents since 11/22/63 who have a vested interest in keeping the truth buried.

    Can you imagine what the rulers of this world would have to do if all the truth came out – they would be totally exposed, and that is the worst thing you can do to anyone who hides behind the scenes in the Darkness: Shine the Light on them.

    As for Oswald, he shot UNQ (unqualified) in USMC boot camp. Meaning he did not even meet the minimum requirements for a basic Marine. As for the 6.8 second three shots with a bolt action rifle; I can do it with my highly customized .308 Remington, (Suzie QII) but it takes a special grip, second finger trigger snap, and V-action bolt manipulation. But add to that: firing downhill requires experience with DOPE mods to correct for un-leveled trajectories (most inexperienced shooters would hit too low with standard DOPE), plus a moving target? I know I can crank out three rounds accurately enough at that distance (with MY weapon), and I would know how to dial-in the right DOPE, and I believe I could accurately compensate for the moving vehicle too.

    BUT: using that (POS) rifle they found in the SBD; not a chance. I wouldn’t even attempt it. In fact, I wouldn’t even attempt one shot.

    Just from what TV footage is available I can guarantee you that Oswald did not have the emotional control that’s characteristic of a well trained sniper.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mxaA-bJ35s

    Yes, the song’s about my sweetheart, my original USMC issue named Suzie Q, I named her for the way she “talked” (military lingo- ask a machine gunner) and walked, etc… she was always true, never left me BLUE, and she was MINE!

    Michael

    • Greg

      Thank you Michael for the profound comment.
      Greg

    • Galaxy 500

      Michael,
      You left out one ingredient of a good marksman. Practice, regular and steady. Something else Oswald didn’t have.

      • Michael the Marine

        And I’m soooo glad to have you covering my back! Heh heh heh!

        Suzie QII has another sister now, a Fast Talker. I’m sure you know her… H&K SS 308 007 of 100 only, from PTR. Trying to come up with an appropriate name for her. Any suggestions? She loves those 168’s and makes keyholes at 100. I kind of like the slap-down too. Those rollers really make a huge difference. My wife gifted me with it, so I would take her to the range again. Been ten years, so we shall see how rusty the old man has become with a 45. She’s had a 357 I bought her and taught her on in 78.

  2. Michael the Marine

    From Debka:

    “Hollande and Netanyahu to consider forming a joint French-Israeli-Arab front against Iran”

    http://www.debka.com/article/23449/Hollande-and-Netanyahu-to-consider-forming-a-joint-French-Israeli-Arab-front-against-Iran

    • Greg

      Michael the Marine,
      Wow!! more war talk!
      Greg

  3. Michael the Marine

    From Haaretz:

    “French kissing in the Knesset: Netanyahu receives Hollande like Israel’s savior ”

    Wakey, wakey,people…

    From the Jerusalem Post:
    “Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who flew to Russia on Wednesday to appeal for tougher terms, said Khamenei’s comments showed Iran had not changed since so-called moderate Hassan Rouhani was elected as president in June.

    “He called Jews ‘rabid dogs’ and said that they were not human. The public responded to him with calls of ‘Death to America! Death to Israel!’ Doesn’t this sound familiar to you? This is the real Iran! We are not confused. They must not have nuclear weapons. And I promise you that they will not have nuclear weapons,” the premier said.”

    http://www.jpost.com/Iranian-Threat/News/Senior-Israeli-official-Irans-Khamenei-spitting-on-world-powers-and-the-West-thinks-its-rain-332612

    Michael

    • Alex vandenBerg

      “Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, condemned on Thursday Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s remarks in which he referred to Israeli officials as those who “cannot be even called humans” and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as a “rabid dog.”

      “He called Jews ‘rabid dogs’ and said that they were not human. The public responded to him with calls of ‘Death to America! Death to Israel!’ Doesn’t this sound familiar to you? This is the real Iran! We are not confused. They must not have nuclear weapons. And I promise you that they will not have nuclear weapons,” the premier said.

      So which is it? Was Khamenei referring to senior Israeli officials or Jews altogether?

  4. Michael the Marine

    1. LBJ
    2. R.M. Nixon
    3. G. H.W. Bush
    4. G. W. Bush

    5. W.J. Clinton
    6. G. Ford

  5. Liquid Motion

    Nice work for yet another week Greg.

    IN summary…Wars…
    Wars in the Middle East
    War in precious metals
    War on the USD
    Wars in the Geo-Political systems
    War of words in the financial press/media
    Wars in health care
    Wars still raging between truth and justice and the lack thereof

    On this very special anniversary I provide this very relevant quote:
    “Mankind must put an end to War ….
    before War puts an end to Mankind”. JFK

    RIP 22/11/63

  6. Michael the Marine

    As long as I’m spilling the beans…

    There’s a lot I’d love to tell you about Harry Reid, but I suppose we should wait for the upcoming headlines.

    Since you mentioned 2014, why not talk about 2016 and certain hopefuls for the Presidency?

    Since we have now had an African/American minority as President, why not other minorities too? How about a woman President? Or, why not kill two birds (minority classes) with one stone in 2016, and elect a female/lesbian? Oh, wait, is she still in her closet? Oh my, I may have leaked yet another future headline! Tsk.. Tsk…

    Oh well, you know what she says? “At this point what difference does it make!”

    Heh, heh, heh!!!

    • Charles H.

      Michael the Marine,

      A quote from the movie Small Soldiers: “I think I’m going to hurl!”

    • lastmanstanding

      Micheal…your satire and sarcasm is delightful!…and would be worth a good laugh even if it wasn’t true.

      Lots of beans to spill now that the silly-season is here…no sheeple will be paying attention as they burn millions of gallons of fuel to buy a toaster for a buck made in china (by the millions) by millions who make a few bucks a day.

      obie is shining up few of valeries new exec orders from the bankers to drop on Christmas and New Years…talk is cheap, if wishes were fishes, and guesses as to what is left…are damn few.

      Oh Suzie Q…lots, out there too.

      Semper Fi and thank you again for your service to our country. My family has paid in blood for the supposed freedoms that we are losing today. It saddens me to get extent to see how our families are drawn into this bs debt and death that has been perpetrated for benefit of a few…got to leave it a that.

      I, like those here, love my life…I’m a local guy, globalism can go to hell.

      My SEAL buddy says it best…”don’t go down without one helluva fight”

      Another great wrap-up Greg.

      • Michael the Marine

        Oorah! lastmanstanding! And thank YOU for your family’s contributions also!

        I’m glad you guys catch my drift and aren’t offended.

        It took me awhile to learn “New York humor” (sarcasm) but after a couple years on Long Island I finally caught on.

    • Galaxy 500

      Now that was Funny!

      • Galaxy 500

        Above comment refers to Mic. T. MARINE. not the above

      • Michael the Marine

        You liked that ‘500? Well, good. Sometimes we inform, sometimes we entertain, and occasionally we do both.

        Charles H., my friend, you may want to skip to the next post NOW, just to spare your keyboard from another mandatory cleaning…

        As for that lady; have you noticed how ANGRY she is lately? Sheeesh! I don’t think she was having very much fun running the Dept of State. Or was it just that disease (accountability) she caught from Benghazi? Hmmmmm… Maybe; Mr. Bill was neglecting his conjugal duties?

        I realize Mr. Bill much prefers “Dining out” to eating at home, but I must admit that I’ve been tempted to send him a note. I would suggest he play the part of the heroic little dutch-boy who saved Holland, and with just a little effort he could spare us ALL from the flood of her angry self-loathing hatred! My goodness, listen to her spewing; no wonder Mr. Bill wanders like a stray beaten dog!

        Yes, I think that “disease” is spreading fast in DC. The republicans shouldn’t be laughing too much either, because there is more than enough to go around, and I wouldn’t for one minute suggest they relax just yet. So let’s just see what TRUTHS come out over the next few weeks…

        Michael

    • mohammad

      Here is real spilling of the beans michael, He paid his life for his stand!

      Bill Cooper
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG4En6tWeOQ

      • Michael the Marine

        Puleeeeease, mohammad; give me a GIANT break!

      • Alex vandenBerg

        Bill Cooper was a true patriot. Thank you for posting.

    • mohammad

      Here are some bigger beans:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOlybRtTnpM

      • Michael the Marine

        mohammad, if I were a worrier, I would be very worried about you!

        Hey man, believe what you want to believe.

        • mohammad

          Do not worry about me Michael. I pray 5 times a day. and I always ask god for protection.

          As far as my belief it is simple:

          La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad Rasool Allah.

          With all due respect to other beliefs.

          • Michael the Marine

            mohammad;

            With all due respect to all religions…

            I know lots of people who pray, but God refuses to hear them. And they claim to be Christian too, but they live in fear (evidence that they are Christian only in name; they don’t really follow Jesus – just give Him lip service). I know lots of people who carry their Bibles to church every Sunday and Wednesday night, but they have never read the book. Even those that do read parts of it (one verse at a sitting) trust their preacher more than they trust God’s Word, that’s why God won’t listen to their prayers.

            Their lives are powerless; just dead religion, as God says Himself: holding to the form but devoid of power.

            My Father listens to my requests because I listen to Him, Trust Him, and choose what pleases Him, even when that pisses everyone else off.

            We took the family for a beach trip to Myrtle Beach several years ago, about a decade now. In our room, my son saw the wind rolling like a barrel atop the building next to ours, and called my attention to it. I told my wife to call the hotel operator and tell them a tornado was next door, due south, then take the girls to the stairwell. Then I did exactly what I saw my Father doing, and I laid my right hand on my sons right shoulder and whispered into his ear saying: Command the Tornado in the name of the Lord and it shall obey you. Stretch out your right hand to the twister and say… Everything I whispered into his ear, he spoke out loud to the tornado, and it obeyed him, to the letter. (more if anyone’s interested)

            That’s how we live. I could tell you hundreds of testimonies just like that. THAT my friend, is living life in the Presence of God and with power, not lip service, not vain religion, not devoid of power. Believe me or not, I have many witnesses. That moment brought my son from little faith into the realm of the reality that God desires to create in every believer.

            Problem is, “believers” don’t really believe God, or even believe IN Him. They’re all caught up in religion following preachers who don’t know sh** from Shinola because they don’t take God at His Word either; so they PHILOSOPHIZE instead.

            So if you’re happy with your religion, whatever it is; good luck with that! (I don’t believe in “luck” either, heh heh heh!!!) As for me and my house, we serve the Lord Jesus Christ; the REAL One.

          • mohammad

            Michael,

            I have to admit I am guilty by not taking extra steps and putting more effort into knowing god more, and to praise him the way he loves to be praised because he deserves to be praised and worshiped.
            I do believe la ilaha illa allah muhammad rasool allah.
            Thank you.
            Your words are well taken and well made!

      • Geo. T (formerly George)

        Mohammad,
        Thanks for the link. Extraterrestrials are really demons. This explains my ex-wife.

        • mohammad

          Ridicule is the first response to what most do not understand.
          Unless she really was a demon, wasn’t she?

          • Michael the Marine

            Whoaaa Boys! I think Geo T was just making humor to break the tension.

            I certainly have no disrespect for you mohammad, and I don’t believe Geo T does either.

  7. Tim B.

    So JP Morgan gets fined 13 billion for fraud. How much QE and TARP have they benefited from???…Sounds like they obviously have learned their lesson. What a scam!

  8. brian wilson

    common sense tells us why no one is going to jail in the banking industry……it is because they are carrying out the wishes and working hand in glove with the government. When corruption becomes as systemic and entrenched as it has, and was intended to become, the result is the dissolution of that which was corrupted as it is co-opted and married to the forces doing the corrupting..in other words we do not have a government, we have a loosely knit confederation of powerful monied interests that ham fistedly steer our society around, and after decades of this we are starting to see the results in full color….get ready for some real pain as these scumbags show us just how bad they want to maintain their positions and avoid any light of day falling on their deeds.

    • lastmanstanding

      Brian, not enough time to train new help to perpetrate the biggest of crimes. Create a new diversion, buy a little more TIME. Diversion are coming faster and faster because time is becoming shorter and shorter.

      Time…another 4 letter word that no one wants to hear right now…along with “risk”.

  9. Jerry

    Greg, this was a really good wrap-up. Thanks for all you do to keep us informed.

    There’s a lot of news out there, but I’m still focused on the QE printing going on. Fabian Calvo really dropped the bomb this week with his inside information of the Fed printing 120 Billion a month instead of 85 Billion. This is a ticking time bomb waiting to go off. If that’s true, it’s a sure indicator that the bond market is beginning to collapse if they have to print more money. It’s just like a junky needing a fix. At some point as you take more and more drugs to satisfy your addition, they will have little or no effect and you wind up dead with an overdose. The only question is how long will the rest of the world continue to give us our paper fix? Not long at this rate I’m betting.

    At this point its like the “Jeopardy Wheel of Misfortune”. Spin the wheel to find out which calamity will cause the collapse of the dollar first. Iran, Obamacare, Syria, raising the debt ceiling, take your pick…click…click….click.
    Have a great week-end Greg. 🙂

    • Charles H.

      Jerry,

      The Junkie/fix/overdose?/enabling analogy is very good. But like Dr. Paul Craig Roberts emphasizes – it’s gone on longer than anyone would have ever though. And like Brian Wilson says above – they will scheme and scam to the bitter end These “new” economic ‘alliances’ are a sign of shoring-up. Eventually…

  10. Mark

    Greg. I sincerely appreciate listening to you. But please turn the recording volume up when you make these weekly summaries. One can always turn the sound down but it is impossible to turn it up past max. This one is very muted.

    Thanks for all you do.

    • Michael the Marine

      The volume (for me) was more than enough. I was thinking, maybe you have the same problem I used to have: a bad speaker/internal connection to the laptop/desktop internal speaker. I bought a $20 pair of external powered speakers that plug into my PC and voila; problem solved. It may be worth a try.

  11. Geo. T (formerly George)

    Greg,
    Our Founding Fathers liked gridlock. It keeps laws being passed unless they are really necessary. Congress has passed too many laws.

    I find it hard to believe that Oswald couldn’t hit the General, who was stationary, and fired only one shot and ran but with JFK, he hit a moving target, albeit slowly, and was able to keep the scope on target and get that many shots offs.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/109176222/and-we-are-all-mortal
    And I see that my friends and I were not the only ones to try to recreate this shooting.
    http://22november1963.org.uk/lee-harvey-oswald-marksman-sharpshooter

    Anyone that has shot one of these rifles with said scope (4x18mm)or even iron sights with a side scope mounted. The field of view, what you can see at 100yrds, is tiny. A shooters knows these rifles are hard to cycle and put the rifle into battery all the while keeping your sights on target. I just don’t find the facts compelling for Oswald to have done it alone. Oswald’s rifle had problems and the rifle was “fixed” before the recreations were attempted. That in and of itself is a red flag.

    • Michael the Marine

      4×18 is Not a problem for a *H.O.G., maybe even a **P.I.G.

      Would you believe 400 yard hits on a man sized target with a .22 pistol; 4″ barrel in the offhand (not rested on a bench)?

      *H.O.G. = Hunter Of Gunmen; a trained USMC Sniper.
      **P.I.G. = Professionally Instructed Gunman; anything less than a Certified USMC Sniper, Scout/Sniper, or Navy Seal (I don’t know who trains them today, back in my day USMC trained all SEALS to shoot, as well as all FBI Agents, and USMC supplied the CIA with Snipers for Black Ops in the Vietnam era.

      Here’s a PIG shooting 400 yards with that Ruger .22:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyjQESIp9wk

      In today’s world Sniper Systems reach out and touch someone to 2.5 clicks (2,500+ meters; way over a mile)and beyond. The military is now upgrading all their .308 sniper systems to WinMags for the additional confidence at Long Range. The big boys use the .408 Cheytac; which will hit golf balls at 1,000 meters all day long.

      The real issue with the 4×18 isn’t the 4 power, which is plenty for 100 yards; it’s the 18mm (small) aperture of the lens which gathers very little light. At that range any good sniper would probably go open sights (with the limited capability of scopes in 1963) just to get that field of view and a bright sight picture.

      Just FYI, from a very old former Marine with a HOG’s tooth.

      • Geo. T (formerly George)

        Michael,
        I think you made my point that Oswald was not a particularly good shot. you left my favorite off your list, 338 Laupua.

        • Michael the Marine

          Yes, the 338 Lapua is sweet, much more accurate than the 50 cal as a single shot system. She also solves the problem (as does the 50) of EC hiding behind trees. Just shoot through the tree. The 408 however, is sweet And Mean, having the accuracy AND the superior range, and superior punch-through.

          It’s like our money system; it’s not just the quantity of money in the system (as the weight of the bullet) it’s the weight X (times) the velocity that counts. That’s WHY so much printing hasn’t triggered hyperinflation. What is most feared is Deflation, like happened in the Great Depression. That can be triggered by low spending (people saving) or low velocity (turnover of money). With banks not lending (to protect balance sheets) and people stuffing money in their mattresses, (reduced Qty in the system), Deflation is a very real possibility.

  12. Galaxy 500

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/11/22/opinion/democracy-returns-to-the-senate.html
    Greg,
    NY Times is the new Pravda. Only a gov’t mouthpiece would call what happened in the Senate a “return to Democracy.”

  13. Geo. T (formerly George)

    Alexrod advises Republicans to vote with Democrats. Any advice given by your enemy should be ignored.
    “David Axelrod, a former top adviser to Mr. Obama, said retaliation by Republicans against the president’s broader agenda would end up hurting them more than Democrats. “If their answer is, ‘Oh yeah, we can make it even worse,’ I think they do that at great risk,” Mr. Axelrod said. “They have to make a decision about whether they want to be a shrinking, shrieking, blocking party, or if they are going to be a national party.”

    I predict that the Dems will attempt to change the rules back when they lose the Senate. If the Republicans don’t punish them for it by making them live by “their” rules, they have no spine.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/22/us/politics/a-move-years-in-the-making-with-lasting-ramifications.html?_r=0

    • Michael the Marine

      From my own research; the only reason Dems/Rep vote across the aisle is to get the campaign contributions. Their reasoning: “since the opposition has enough votes to get it passed, why shouldn’t I vote for it too and get the campaign (my next election fund) contribution, rather than let all the other party divy up the money for their next re-election?”

      If you want to see how much each representative gets from the Banks or Monsanto, or whoever is Lobbying for a bill (and “helping” to write it too), it’s not difficult to find on the internet.

      Here’s a good place to start:

      http://www.opensecrets.org/elections/

      Michael

  14. Diane Ryan

    Excellent summary and analysis. I believe all events are basically connected.

    The Powers-That-Be have long demanded that the US be entangled in continuous wars on foreign soil. Kennedy stood in their way. Lyndon Johnson was a perfect patsy, exactly like Obama is today and his predecessors (except Reagan whom they kept in check). Romney would have been a puppet for their graces. Ron Paul would have opposed the P-T-B and like Kennedy, would never have been allowed to serve.

    These powerful globalists will do anything that will weaken the United States (ObamaCare, disarmament, open access to top secret material, continuous QE, fiat money, Christian persecution, assault on sovereignty to destroy our Republic and constitutional liberties) and bolster Russia and China, setting the stage for a nuclear war amongst the Big 3 world powers. Once hundreds of millions are dead and cities devastated, the P-T-B will make their move to ‘restore peace’ using THEIR one world government.

    Conspiracy? You bet! There IS a conspiracy for our lives, liberties and pursuit of happiness.

  15. Kent Crandall

    Great, poignant comments about Kennedy in the end. I felt it!

    Kent

    • Greg

      Thank you Kent. When news broke Kennedy had died, my mom ran out of the room crying uncontrollably. As a 7 year old, I was amazed that the TV made my mom cry. I didn’t quite understand what was going on but I did know it was a very sad day for America.

      Greg

      • jc davis

        Greg. Do you know if the kids of jfk have sued for the otopsy pics and other gov info? I think the only way to get this information is threw the kids .

        • Greg

          JC,
          I do not know if they have tried to get it. All the photos taken that day would do it for me.
          Greg

  16. Pelican John

    Hey Greg,

    Great job but my Friday morning nightmares do get solidified!

    Now retired, but as a lifelong troubleshooter I have come to recognize that when a Solution is not clear a Reset is the best next step. That is, with the Iran negotiations stalled I believe the best Reset would be for the administration to ask congress to declare war on the Saudis for their attacks on the WTC. No such Declaration is likely but with the Saudi crews, Saudi family/friends promptly flown out of the country plus their petrodollar connection with the US it would be a plausible “Pause Rethink” Reset for many of the players.

    In addition, this should move the US petrodollar more gracefully toward its grave and work to solve another looming problem. As all can see the dollar is dead from QE and is being embalmed by China. I believe it would be far better for the US and the world if the FED presided over the funeral and burial arrangements of their notes instead of any other entity.

    Keep up the great work, Pelican John, sailing the Pacific

    • On The Beach

      Pelican john, don’t do any swimming off the boat and get the Fukushima out of there, or you’ll be sorry. My advice head south for Oz!

  17. Jerry

    Greg did you see this?

    The People’s Bank of China said the country does not benefit any more from increases in its foreign-currency holdings, adding to signs policy makers will rein in dollar purchases that limit the yuan’s appreciation.

    “It’s no longer in China’s favor to accumulate foreign-exchange reserves,” Yi Gang, a deputy governor at the central bank, said in a speech organized by China Economists 50 Forum at Tsinghua University yesterday. The monetary authority will “basically” end normal intervention in the currency market and broaden the yuan’s daily trading range, Governor Zhou Xiaochuan wrote in an article in a guidebook explaining reforms outlined last week following a Communist Party meeting. Neither Yi nor Zhou gave a timeframe for any changes.

    The Bank of China just issued a statement that they are no longer going to use U.S. currency for exchange. There it is people. Get ready , the end game has just started.

    • On The Beach

      Jerry, The end of the Pacific and the big inning of the horrific. Where the horrors will lead nobody knows, we seem to be in, for a very big show!
      Just don’t seem cricket, with that wicked, sticky wicket. Deep do do, were in it. So take my advice sir and get deicer, your gonna need it, if you don’t heed it. A r m A G e d i n out ah here, before they shear me rear. Butt where the F u k A S h i m a, are we to go?
      Naomi encouraged Ruth to leave, Even tho’ the parting would grieve.
      But to Moab Ruth just wont return, since her heart for Naomi does yearn.
      No, I never will abandon you. Where you will be, there I would be too.
      And where you lie down, there I would lie. And where you die, there please let me die.
      For your people shall my people be, And your God my God eternally.
      May our God do so and add there to, should ought separate my soul from you.
      O what faith and love fair Ruth displayed! She a noble pattern for us made.
      May we ever show like steadfastness. Firmly cleave to God and righteousness. Be Steadfast Like Ruth! (Ruth I:15-17)

      The Story of Ruth-YouTube

      • Greg

        On The Beach,
        Thank you for your comment. Feel free to add links to make it easy for folks. I have no problem with good links with good comments!!
        Greg

  18. Coal Burner9

    Great job Greg:
    I appreciated your both guests this week even though they were eclipsed by events.

  19. Chip

    Good wrap up Greg. Thank you.

  20. Jerry

    Sorry Greg for posting this.
    Fabian Calvo just came out with some Bombshell news for your readers. This is important! Especially with Fabian spilling the beans this week about the real number (125 Billion) the Fed is printing per month. Here it is folks.

    http://youtu.be/KtqBWYspbs4

    • Greg

      Jerry,
      Don’t be sorry. Calvo is a smart guy and a friend!!
      Greg

    • Liquid Motion

      Jerry,
      Fabian may be correct, but behind the eight ball on this one.
      The writing was on the wall back in Sept. when the FED announced that is was not going to TAPER. That was the “aha” moment for those holding USD/UST to fully prepare for continued losses. It implies Default by the USA on its debt (via currency debasement).
      Not only is the FED not tapering …it is doubling up.
      USD settlement in trade was never going to last. Ditto Petrodollars.

  21. Fraser

    Thanks Greg…

    But I would like to know why Iran building a nuclear REACTOR is so EVIL it will trigger WW3?

    After all, Saudi Arabia are buying nuclear WEAPONS and Isreal already owns 100s of nuclear WEAPONS – both of which are apparanetly JUST FINE by America.

    Can I also remind everyone that Iran is a signatory to the UN’s non-proliferation treaty, whereas Israel and Saudi Arabia are not.

    The hypocrisy of America disgusts me.

    • Greg

      Fraser,
      Remember I am just reporting the facts and giving analysis as what is probably going to happen. I hope I am wrong but I cannot come to any other conclusion with the facts on the table now.
      Greg

    • Galaxy 500

      I hate to be the one to point this out but Israel nor Saudi Arabia are not stating they will destroy other nations. Perhaps you think keeping nukes out of the hands of the mentally disturbed is hypocrisy. I think it is prudent. The Israelis have had nukes (supposedly) for 40 years and not one has been used.

    • Michael the Marine

      See this color coded map of the Muslim world.

      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/31/Islam_by_country.png

      The green colored nations are Sunni Muslims, including Saudi Arabia, most of Africa, Indonesia, etc…

      The Darker colored Iran, near the center is Shi’a Muslim.

      These two sects of Muslim (and there are many subsets of each) are at religious war with each other. Saudi Arabia (and many other Sunni Nations) are terrified of Shi’a Iran because Iran has threatened not only Israel (“we shall drive you all into the sea”) but the Sunni nations as well.

      Not only has the Israeli premier criticized Obama for the “red line” fail with Iran, he has now stated, let me quote him precisely from the Jerusalem Post;

      “…They must not have nuclear weapons. And I promise you that they will not have nuclear weapons,” the premier said.””

      Did you hear him? “And I promise you that they will not have nuclear weapons” That is his promise, and I believe he fully intends to keep it.

      When people become desperate, and have “nothing to lose” by acting, they act. Iran is becoming desperate because of sanctions. The world is already in a financial meltdown, causing great INSTABILITY, now with a potential conflict in the M.E. there is instability added to the Pot in the form of potential loss of oil deliveries world wide.

      Instability is the precursor to desperation, and the entire world is being brought to the brink by the selfishness of its leaders, every kind of leader; religious, financial, political, etc… In short; they have lost their grip, and are about to lose the control they thought they had.

      Does that help?

      • mohammad

        Michael,

        They did not lose their grip rather they are tightening it, those things are engineered.
        Israel is pitting Iran against Saudi Arabia. They allowed Iran to expand when Carter was financing Khomeini in Paris.

        “Historian F. William Engdahl says in his 2004 book, “A Century Of War : Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order,” that the Carter administration changed U.S. policy towards Iran in 1978 by bringing in members from the Bilderberg Group to draw up covert plans to remove the Shah and bring Khomeini to the throne. Engdahl wrote:
        “In November 1978, President Carter named the Bilderberg group’s George Ball, another member of the Trilateral Commission, to head a special White House Iran task force under the National Security Council’s Brzezinski. Ball recommended that Washington drop support for the Shah of Iran and support the fundamentalistic Islamic opposition of Ayatollah Khomeini. Robert Bowie from the CIA was one of the lead ‘case officers’ in the new CIA-led coup against the man their covert actions had placed into power 25 years earlier.”

        http://disquietreservations.blogspot.com/2011/11/british-and-us-governments-installed.html

        The plan was carried on when US under Bush dad subdued Saddam the fierce enemy of Iran.
        Then they hit him with the sanctions during Clinton’s administration.
        Then the KO was delivered by Bush son to give Afghanistan, Iraq to Iran on a plate of gold, all that and Israel is in control and likes what was going on since it will serve their plan.
        Now Obama is giving Syria to Iran and you may say the regime is with them all along I say It is different when you evacuate Syria from Sunnis and give to Iran under the watch of the whole world.
        The next phase is the war in ME from which Israel will emerge as a super power.
        Then comes the reversal of the tidal wave on the border of Mecca and Al-Medina.

        • Geo. T (formerly George)

          The tightening of one’s grip on a people have brought down more tyrants than anything else. I find it disturbing that a man of your intelligence is buying into the myth that Israel, and therefore the Jews, is control of the world. Is this anything but a feeble attempt to intellectualize your dislike for Jews?

          • mohammad

            Geo,
            Am not more Jewish than Rabbi weiss:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_ZiVRedU-4

            I challenge you not to run away and to answer to what he says on the video I linked to!

            • Greg

              Mohammad,
              Lots of sin to go around in the M.E. I try to be objective as possible. Who knows what is really going on behind the scenes, but from what I see and hear war coming, whether for right reasons or wrong reasons, war is still coming.
              Greg

        • frosty

          “The next phase is the war in ME from which Israel will emerge as a super power.”

          Agreed. Before Antichrist can rule the world from Jerusalem, as foretold in both Christian and Muslim prophesy, Israel must certainly become the world’s major super power. This process began in 1948 with the establishment of the aggressive and oppressive Khazarian Zionist empire in Israel and has been rapidly progressing since then.

          • mohammad

            Thank you frosty, am not lonely out there!

    • mohammad

      Fraser,
      Why Israel did not knock the nuclear program early on when they knocked Saddam’s nuclear program in the 80’s?
      It would of been a much easier task then and Israel was at the top of its game and power with the unconditional support of the whole world. remember in the 80’s Iranians were chanting death to Israel then!
      Why did they wait until the program is about to finalize?
      I have thoughts i put in early posts but I would like to hear your take on it.

    • Alex vandenBerg

      Excellent point Fraser.

  22. Cheryl

    Yes, when will bankers and corrupt politicians do criminal charges like mere mortal peon citizens?

  23. John

    Greg, your analogy of the guy who steals $200 worth of food. How about he pays a $10 fine and gets to keep the food. Yeah this really stops JPM in their tracks!

  24. Galaxy 500

    Wow, His Royal hindmost, King Obama, is changing law by fiat once again. When are the Republicans going to grow a pair and realize that any compromise you make with communists is a loss for America and a victory for them.Hey, Repubs and RINOs. Join the TEA Party instead of fighting it. If you GOP leaders fought the Dems as hard as you did the TEA Party, most of the Dems would be beaten senseless by now.

  25. Galaxy 500

    Greg,
    I am.hoping.Robert Burke can read this.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/22/Woman-In-Her-60s-Fights-Home-Invader-Then-Shoots-Him-Dead

  26. Galaxy 500

    http://m.newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2013/11/22/what-obamacare-disaster-nbc-continues-blackout-failing-health-care-law
    Greg,
    Thanks for doing.what.you.do!
    If we relied on NBC we’d be thinking things were rosey

    • Michael the Marine

      I second that!

      Thank you Greg.

      There is certainly more information here, and more credibility too, than on most internet sites trying to two-step-sell you on something with skewed information.

      I hope I will be able to offer more $ support in the future.

      Michael

  27. Ugly

    If you ever watched all the old footage of the JFK, it seems he should have had a side-shot and not the behind-shot as done. It does not match.

    What has me thinking is that silver was taken out of coins thereafter.

  28. DAVE

    Hi Greg
    Well at least someone caught the biggest news of the week.I thought i was the only one who took notice.As when i posted it ,i felt it was huge and still believe so.Great wrap up Greg.Thanks and have a great weekend

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nengClMwqbw

    Dave

    • Alex vandenBerg

      Thanks for posting this Dave. I think Peter Schiff brings some very clear and erudite analysis to the table.

  29. Ugly

    Greg,

    Is there any historical significance as to why silver was removed from the coins in 1965?

    I have never heard why that was done.

    • mohammad

      Here is a quote from the mouth of the same person who killed the silver coinage with signing the coin act in 1965 (Lyndon B. Johnson) who says :

      “Now, all of you know these changes are necessary for a very simple reason–silver is a SCARCE material. Our uses of silver are growing as our population and our economy grows. The hard fact is that silver consumption is now more than double new silver production each year. So, in the face of this WOLRLD WIDE SHORTAGE OF SILVER, and our rapidly growing need for coins, the only really prudent course was to reduce our dependence upon silver for making our coins.”

      http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=27108#axzz1ta4mqmi1

      So here he is admitting to the fact that silver is scarce and there is shortage of it world wide in 1965 and that is from the mouth of the president of United states then, so can any one explain it to me like you explain it to a 4 year old kid why the hell silver is selling now for 19.83 freaking dollars!?

      • Ugly

        mohammad.

        Those are good points. We have JFK gone, then a year later silver is out of coins cause of shortage.

        From rumorville, Jackie thought LBJ did something to JFK.

        yet today silver is here.

        The Hunts, well we know.

        I want to buy more US Silver Eagles. But they are harder to get.

        I wonder about my homeland. I love the USA. I just don’t know what we are doing….

      • Michael the Marine

        Assuming LBJ told the truth in 1965, check out this chart which is the 100 year price history for silver and gold.

        Note that you can move your cursor across and get the specific price & date for both.

        http://www.macrotrends.net/1333/gold-and-silver-prices-100-year-historical-chart

        Now, notice the stable price ( @$7) until a step up in price in Jan 1962 to about $8.24, then another step in Jan 1967 to $10.75. Where is the evidence in the price history of a shortage in 1965? It’s NOT THERE.

        Then Silver drops again to $7.26 in Oct 1971 just before the huge run-up to $27.32 in 1974. Then a successful cup and handle formation into the Hunt Bros manipulation.

        ‘See how steep the run-up is? That dear friend is a picture of a speculative bubble, and a “blow-off” top. That’s what happens when the frenzy pulls every single buyer into the speculative market feeding frenzy. It is not real Demand for other production purposes. It is SPECULATION. Just like the Bubble that is shown to the far right – NOW. The Handle formation on Silver is almost broken, having retraced beyond 50% of its previous rise, but it still MAY go back to a new high. Gold, on the other hand has not retraced 50% yet, so it’s still a strong potential for another even higher spike.

        I’m saying that LBJ lied. But; make sure you can see it for yourself, cause when you KNOW, then you don’t need to think. Just LISTEN.

        Michael

        • Michael the Marine

          There’s an old story about JFK’s dad. As it goes, Mr. Kennedy was having his shoes shined on the corner, while he was ready the Journal. The shoe shine buy asked him about a certain stock, because, as he said, he had just loaded up on it by margin. Mr. Kennedy thought: If even the shoe shine boy can buy stock on margin, then certainly the last “Buyer” has bought, and there are no more buyers; only sellers now! So he ran to a phone booth called his broker and said sell everything NOW!

          That’s how the story goes, whether true or not about Mr. Kennedy, that story is about the eve of the Great Depression. And indeed; when everyone’s entered in to buys, there is no place for price to go but down, and everyone jumps in as a seller when people believe there are no more buyers. That’s what causes a crash.

          So there is a good story for your 4 year old, and also a crash course on basic economics: the Supply/Demand curve. When everyone’s buying the price goes up, when everyone’s selling the price goes down.

          • Michael the Marine

            Read the notes below the chart;
            Each series is deflated using the headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) with a base of January 2012.

            So while they show the prices in adjusted dollars, it still shows the bubbles and the blow-off tops.

            IF silver were in short supply you would see a steady rise over time, with higher price bottoms after each speculative blow-off top.

            In leveled dollars, that just isn’t the case. I caught the last good trading spike in 1987, and leveraged, I made @ $15,000 in a few months. Then the price slid into 2003. 16 years! Where is the price increase due to shortage? They have been preaching “shortage” for decades.

            What Greg is suggesting has nothing to do with normal economics in trading. He is saying to use PM’s as insurance for a currency crash in which ALL fiat will lose substantial value. He’s not suggesting or selling silver & gold for speculative gains, but preserving some purchasing power rather than watching it evaporate during a crisis.

            So you have to look at it not for its normal demand price, but its value if/when there is a crises and no one will accept dollars as an exchange currency, or else they will devalue it substantially.

            I hope that all helps you out, if it doesn’t it’s not because I didn’t try, heh heh heh.

            Michael

          • mohammad

            Michael,
            I never bought price, I always buy value.
            You can never make any conclusion from charts since it is painted.
            When markets are skewed and screwed I close my eyes to the charts and i let them talk to some one else, I only listen to my instinct.
            It is telling me now that what Karen Hudes said about the huge gold deposit in Hawaii may not be a brain fa*t on her behalf.
            There were indications that Nazis before and during the war were involved in Alchemy and many patents in Europe around that time were issued for making gold from Mercury.
            It won’t surprise me if we come to find that really gold is in more abundance than what we think and hence there may be a truth in what Karen had said about Vatican’s and Hawaii’s gold quantity.

            I reference to Dr Joseph P Farrell:

            http://gizadeathstar.com/2011/01/wheres-all-that-gold-coming-from/

            [quote]
            “As I noted in The SS Brotherhood of the Bell, no less than Prof. Dr. Walther Gerlach wrote an article in the Frankfurter Allgemeinezeitung that German scientists had done a series of experiments on mercury and discovered that minute amounts had, indeed, been transmuted by a process they did not fully understand into gold. Gerlach goes on to mention in the article that it is a phenomenon well worth studying… a typical scientist’s plea for more research money from the government.

            Well, that was not the end of the story. As I also noted in The Philosophers’ Stone, a number of patents were then taken out in German by various firms — the large and well-known Siemens firm among them – for transmutative processes that could be described as “alchemical.” And I’m not the one who used that word, it was Dr. Walther Gerlach, in his article.

            Read more: WHERE’S ALL THAT GOLD COMING FROM??
            – Giza Death Star Community ”
            [/quote]

            Now that is interesting to have large corporation in Germany like Siemens to patent “ALCHEMY” to make gold.

            Some thing to thing about and i would never made much of it until Karen Hudes mentioned about the huge gold deposits that exceeded what humans had mined and then I STARTED THINKING…!

            I did not say am sold on the idea…..JUST THINKING…!

        • Michael the Marine

          mohammad,

          At this point the only thing I want to say to you, and I hope you will consider it deeply, is that everything has a “signature”. The signature (or Seal) identifies the source of everything.

          The Truth too has a signature. It is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

          On the other hand, the LIE does not bring peace, but fear (the afraid kind of fear, not awesome respect).

          So as you consider all things, consider the effect they have on you as you evaluate its source.

          • mohammad

            Michael,

            The truth is:

            بِسۡمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحۡمٰنِ الرَّحِیۡمِ
            قُلۡ هُوَ اللّٰہُ اَحَدٌ
            اَللّٰہُ الصَّمَدُ
            لَمۡ یَلِدۡۙ وَ لَمۡ یُوۡلَدۡ
            وَ لَمۡ یَکُنۡ لَّهّ کُفُوًا اَحَدٌ

            That is the ultimate truth and that what will set me free inshaallah.

          • Liquid Motion

            The Truth is…
            The USA defaulted on Germany’s request to repatriate 300T Gold.
            If Gold is in such abundance then why is there a delay in fulfilling the order … it will now take 7 years (2020).

            If Alchemy did in fact exist…do you honestly believe that the Chinese wouldn’t be using it for their own purposes and avoid the hassle of buying / importing Gold ?

            Respect your views…but some balance/logic is required.

          • mohammad

            Karen Hudes quoted Huge numbers, she is not a wacko, she held a position in world bank that makes me take seriously what she says, and you cannot explain those number (if they were true and I have no reason to think otherwise) unless there is something else like alchemy.
            Now am not sold on the idea and what you say makes sense, but I have to think, you have Karen Hudes, and Catherine Fitts who was in the system and talks about a massive black budget that is off the books.
            When Siemens patents for alchemy in Europe that is a document that should not be taken lightly.
            And yes I think the truth is what I mentioned in my last post but that is my view and i do not impose it on anyone else.

      • Alex vandenBerg

        Hi Mohammad,

        Although I am not sure, I suspect the reason has something to do with what Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says is happening to gold. One excellent article by him on this can be found below:

        http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/04/13/assault-on-gold-update-paul-craig-roberts/

        Basically, Dr. Roberts makes the case that the recent crash is attributed to naked short selling in the commercial paper market coupled with advance announcements by brokerage houses and Goldman Sachs.

        This conjures up disturbing questions. For example: how can individuals and companies invest with confidence when the performance of almost everything is a function of covert manipulation? How can one use tried and true empirical strategies pertaining to wealth management when the real determining factor is inside information? And lastly, what does this mean for the future of the financial services sector?

        Hope this helps.

        • Liquid Motion

          The world is even more perverted than we can imagine.
          THEY control the “Book” therefore the price.
          THEY front run the FED and its announcements.
          THEY deal in quantity bigger than the bid.
          Investment principles/paradigm = has ceased to exist.
          It has become a trading environment only.
          They control all markets.
          They control your wealth.
          You cannot escape by taking refuge in Cash.

      • lastmanstanding

        Thank you for that info Mohammad…I have been through years of info and I firmly believe that the bad people needed the silver for
        ALL of the technological advances since it is the only element that makes the critical connection for ALL of it to work.

        Without silver, no computer industry from then until today. No space race/exploration/satellites. No high tech military stuff to date. no tv, stereo,etc, etc…

        When did all of this crap begin show up on the seen and become the debt and DEATH paradigm…about 1964ish.

        The bastards have always taken everything they needed when they need it.

        Stack metal if you have a serious food/water/shelter stash and are armed to the teeth.

        They want to smash weak hands…they want the strong to lose faith in everything that is real and good. Do not relent.

        “don’t go down without one helluva fight”

        • Michael the Marine

          As for “transmutative processes” just build your own nuclear reactor and when you refuel it you will find Gold has been made in the process. But; it’s a very minute amount, and it will kill you (because it shall be radioactive for a very long time). If your idol Bill Cooper really had a “Q” clearance he would not have said many of the things he said, and he also would have known about Nuclear Gold.

          Perhaps you may want to consider that a lot of what is posted on the internet is false, and that you may not have have the appropriate and specific knowledge to debunk it. So rather than add your own volition to believing it, you may be better off just leaving that info in the realm of speculation.

          Hydrogen is the simplest of all elements. Helium comes FROM hydrogen, being number two in simplicity. The known universe is 99.99999% hydrogen; meaning that it is very very young. So, to know that one element can be changed into another is not a new idea. But most of that happens deep inside stars, and much of the really rare elements (like Gold and Silver) are made only in Nova’s and Supernovas.

          The Purest Gold in this creation is also made in stars, not physical stars; but the Stars the Lord Jesus holds in His Hand. That Gold represents the very Character and Love of God, which He brings into this world through His own.

          Have a good day, my friend. And may peace be with you.

          Michael

    • DAVE

      Since the Gold standard was gone, Silver duck tailed with Gold.Shortly after being sold via the mint ect.

  30. Galaxy 500

    Greg,
    IMHO, This needs our support. It’s to protect our online rights with regards to encrypted emails.
    No, I.don’t send any but I may want to in the future.
    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/11/lavabit-reply-brief

  31. mohammad

    Greg,

    It will happen and Israel will attack, I almost see it vivid.
    There is a whole different agenda behind this.
    I talked a lot about it before but at the end of the day the inevitable will happen.
    The writing is on the wall.

  32. Lynda

    Talking about catastrophic insurance policies. I’m self-employed and have $10,000 deductible with BCBS for $94 per month. Under Obamacare my catastrophic policy will raise my deductible to $11,000 with all the wonderful maternity and children health, etc. for ONLY $620 per month – 500% increase!!!. This is absolutely ludicrous. There are many people in my position (the over 50 group) that cannot afford these policies. I may have to drop the health insurance altogether and hope good health continues and I make it to 65 when Medicare kicks in……. this is crazy.

  33. Ron Trickel

    Hi Greg;

    Watch the made for HBO film “The Men Who Killed Kennedy”, it explains everything. Also, there is a film on the internet, just look for something on the Kennedy’s and then keep looking it’s out there. There were two podiums on the back of Kennedy’s car for secret service agents to ride on. However, the film shows a supervisor having the agents stand down from the podiums right before entering the killing zone. The agents were confused and befuddled and not understanding what they were being asked to do. That is the onl piece of evidence you need to understand clearly that this was a conspiricy and that it involved the government and at the highest level. It was a coup. Our own government killed Kennedy and replaced him with someone more to their liking.

    Ron Trickel

  34. Agent P

    Most of this – including Iran, has to do with the continued solvency of the United States $dollar. Whether it be debt/deficit issues domestically, or the preservation of $USD ‘hegenomy’ as Paul Craig Roberts twangs, the underlying issue is preservation of the global $USD participation in trade.

    Preservation of this paradigm is paramount, for it means equally, the preservation of the entire U.S. socio-political-economic status quo. Not very many people understand just how interwoven and critical this dynamic is. Especially in the U.S., as we have never suffered the effects of a modern-age socio-economic disturbance equivalent to what many other large countries have during the past 100 years.

    Bottom line? U.S. State fears over a country like Iran having nuclear weapon/delivery capability are but a distraction. The real issue is a geographically important, oil-producing nation going ‘rogue’ on global oil trade outside the sphere of the $USD.

  35. Alex vandenBerg

    Hi Greg,

    What do you think about the following quote as it relates to USA Today?

    “More sports for everyone, group spirit, fun, and you don’t have to think, eh? Organize and organize and superorganize super-super sports. More cartoons in books. More pictures. The mind drinks less and less.” Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451

  36. Galaxy 500

    Greg,
    Yet another red flag
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/101222045
    Fed proposes fix to bank runs

  37. Alex vandenBerg

    DEAL REACHED ON IRAN:

    http://news.yahoo.com/iran-nuclear-deal-reached-geneva-021222943.html

    • Greg

      Alex,
      Did you catch this line in the story you posted? “Iran’s arch foe Israel denounced it as a “bad deal” and said it would not be bound by it.” They did not say it but Saudi Arabia is not happy either. These are the two countries that are most fearful of Iran’s nuclear program and they are not at the negotiations? I do not see this will have a happy ending. I hope I am wrong.

      • Alex vandenBerg

        I hope you are too…

  38. Alex vandenBerg

    Here is another potential flash point in the making that is woefully under-reported in the press-

    http://news.yahoo.com/us-deeply-concerned-over-china-air-defense-zone-223707007.html

    The United States is currently pursuing a military containment strategy directed at China and Russia. This puts it on a collision course with both world powers.

  39. Alex vandenBerg

    It appears Israel will not be happy with this deal. They have said from the beginning that they know the details, and they aren’t in Israel’s best interest. However, I think the notion of a military strike- thereby making themselves a pariah in the eyes of the international community- is far fetched. Only time will tell…

  40. Alex vandenBerg

    Another developing story that doesn’t seem to be getting much attention is that the great global confiscation is set to begin. Below are some links relative to the “bail-in” policies that are proliferating all over the planet.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-confiscation-of-savings-in-canada-cyprus-style-bail-ins-proposed-by-ottawa-government/5329263

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/japan-adopt-bail-ins-force-181947896.html

    http://www.silverdoctors.com/fdic-bank-of-england-create-resolution-authority-for-unlimited-cyprus-style-bail-ins-for-tbtf-banks/

    http://www.news.com.au/business/breaking-news/us-foreign-deposits-not-insured-fdic/story-e6frfkur-1226716559076

    http://www.ukcolumn.org/article/more-evidence-global-bail-policy

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-09-06/poland-confiscates-half-private-pension-funds-cut-sovereign-debt-load

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-28/financial-times-world-doomed-endless-cycle-bubble-financial-crisis-and-currency-coll

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/europe-strikes-deal-push-cost-014658827.html

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-02/euro-weakens-against-dollar-on-speculation-ecb-will-lower-rates.html

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/04/ron-paul/the-great-cyprus-bank-robbery/

    http://www.eutimes.net/2013/03/russian-leader-warns-get-all-money-out-of-western-banks-now/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX7J8-VTG08

    http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/markets/item/16420-jackson-hole-conclave-central-bankers-plan-global-theft-massive-pain

  41. mohammad

    Greg,

    Sorry for posting more than once but the events are at a fast pace, what seems like a deal with Iran that was struck today may not have the Israeli’s seal.

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/174368#.UpGagCqF970

    “Economics and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett delivered one of Israel’s clearest warnings to date Saturday evening, regarding the possibility that the Jewish state would strike Iran’s nuclear weapons facilities.

    Speaking on Channel Two’s Face the Nation, Bennett said that if “a bad deal” is struck with Iran by the P5+1 powers in the Geneva talks, an Israeli strike would become likelier.”

    • Greg

      Mohammad,
      Either Israel and Saudi are bluffing or they mean what they say. I think they are not bluffing.
      Greg

      • Rodster

        I agree, I don’t think this will end well at all. Could this be the Black Swan event the US might be hoping for or even purposely helped create to take attention away from the collapse of the dollar and economy?

        We have the global ecological Fukushima disaster, the inevitable US economic collapse and now the potential of WWIII with nuclear arms.

        Wow !

      • mohammad

        Saudi may be, Israel is not bluffing, they want to deliver the KO to Saudi Arabia through Iran’s fist after some theatrical moves (hitting Iran).
        Look Greg at Saudi arabia and look at the noose tightening around its neck, Iraq is gone, syria is evacuated almost from Sunnis, Egypt Mubarak the biggest ally is gone, Yemen (Saleh an ally even not Sunni) is gone (huthi shiites are taking over the country) Iran on the east side, Turkey has never been weaker and qaddafi is gone.
        Saudis are lonely now and ready to be delivered and had.
        That is their plan and it is working like charm.
        Up until Mecca and Al-Medina.

        • Greg

          Mohammad,
          No country buys nuclear weapons (Saudi) without the intent to use them if necessary. Saudi Arabia bought $60 billion in weapons from the U.S. in 2012: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052748704621204575488361149625050 Israel is not who the Saudis are afraid of. Neither is bluffing. I feel sick.
          Greg

          • mohammad

            Greg,

            It is very important to lay the facts:
            Saudi Arabia does not have nukes right now, all reports say they will have nukes from Pakistan IF (and that is a big if) Iran TESTS a nuclear bomb, here are some links:

            http://www.timesofisrael.com/saudi-arabia-reportedly-purchased-nukes-from-pakistan/

            [quote]
            “Warheads stand ready for delivery if and when Iran goes nuclear, report says; Riyadh has the missiles needed to launch them.”
            [/quote]

            http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/02/10/10369793-report-saudi-arabia-to-buy-nukes-if-iran-tests-a-bomb

            [quote]
            “Report: Saudi Arabia to buy nukes if Iran tests A-bomb”
            [/quote]

            So it is clear that Saudi Arabia is naked now and all the 60 billion arm deal they are getting from US is JUNK and inferior to even what Iran has and will only rusts in the desert.

            We have to remember that number one enemy to Israel is PAKISTAN.
            may be Israel is setting Pakistan to be nuked if they do not dismantle their nuclear program, am not the one who says that rather it is Ben Gurion who said it clear and loud that Israel should dismantle Pakistan by all means.
            As far as i can remember no single shot was fired towards Iran and they are hitting Pakistan with drones every day:

            Ben Gurion Israel’s PM

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvsDewLYpFA

            • Greg

              Mohammad,
              I really do not think Saudi Arabia bought $60 billion in “JUNK.” Who knows what is going on behind the curtain. Here’s a story from the BBC that shows Saudi Arabia is much closer to getting nukes than many might think: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24823846 A good friend of mine (since 1985) from Iran thinks the Iranians already have nuclear weapons. Not many mine you, but some nukes. That’s his hunch and I think he’s probably right. I guess all I am driving home is we are getting much closer to war in the Middle East, and that war will probably involve some sort of nuclear weapons. Heaven help us all. Thank you for your comment and providing links to make your points.

              Greg

          • Michael the Marine

            As always there is a catch 22.

            Saudi Arabia allying with Israel against Iran is fundamentally against China and Russia who are backing up Iran.

            Yet China has become (this year) the largest importer of oil from Saudi Arabia, surpassing even the US…

            Russia holds Europe in the clutches of demand for natural gas… and a very cold winter approaches…

            Iran wants the whole world to feel their pain…

            And behind it all God is doing precisely what He said He would do…

            Michael

          • mohammad

            Greg,

            here is an article from time magazine may shed a light on what is going on in M.E.:

            http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1863363,00.html

  42. Alex vandenBerg

    Let’s say the Occult Elite want to engineer a WW3 scenario. One might think, “Why would they want to start something that has a high probability of escalating to the nuclear level? What would be the point?” Some insight into that, I feel, can be found below.

    1. Denver Murals

    2. Georgia Guide Stones

    3. State Department Memorandum 7277

    4. Gun sculpture outside of UN

    5. UN Convention on Biological Diversity

  43. Alex vandenBerg

    Does anyone believe that Iran would launch a preemptive attack on either Israel, the U.S., or Saudi Arabia while knowing full well that the consequences would be catastrophic?

    Why would Iran intentionally engender its own annihilation?

    Does anyone believe that their leaders are the intellectually inept?

  44. Alex vandenBerg

    1.The United States is known to possess massive stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.

    2. The United States is the only country in the world to have used nuclear weapons- and on an innocent civilian population at that.

    3. The United States has used white phosphorus, agent orange (the effects of which are still being felt to this day), and depleted uranium on the battlefield.

    4. The United States has been sending troops, bombers, jet fighters, helicopter gunships, drones, and assassination teams into seven Muslim countries.

    5. The United States just tried to start another war based on fabricated lies in Syria.

    6. The Unites States currently operates outside of U.S. and international law.

    7. The U.S. President maintains a “kill list” and claims he has the legal authority to kill an American citizen based on suspicion alone.

    8. The United States is now a military dictatorship with the passage of NDAA (recently upheld by 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals) according to Chris Hedges.

    9. The United States has spearheaded roughly 200 overseas military adventures since the end of WW2 according to Gore Vidal.

    Given the above, and notwithstanding Fukushima, isn’t it the U.S. government that represents the greatest threat to the world?

  45. Rod Cloutier

    Alex Jones did a better documentary of who killed Kennedy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we3vEvOhKR0&feature=player_detailpage#t=1

    This video clearly shows the direct involvement by George H. W. Bush in the conspiracy to kill Kennedy. This is why the ’50 year’ rule will never be applied to release the documents of the Kennedy assassination. The truth would destroy the office of the President of the United States; every president since Kennedy was a puppet.

    • lastmanstanding

      +1…look up Zapata oil.

      alot of evidence that he was the one who set Reagan up as well.

      The shrubs have a list as long as slick willie/hilly.

    • Michael the Marine

      Most of it is disinformation, by which many make $millions with films, books and seminars purporting to be “in the know”.

      Ted Shackley is the one who ran the Fish Farm (hit teams) at the Company at the time of the Kennedy assassination. His boss; Richard Helms; Deputy Director of Operations, was in charge of “Executive Direction” (spook-speak for assassinations)–. But neither of them, nor the Director CIA made THAT decision. It came from the Real Power behind the throne; not the Federal Gov’t, the Shadow Government also called the “permanent government”. NGO’s.

      If you really want to know the truth about who runs what in this world, spend your entire life digging, and then if/when you finally discover, you won’t be any better off than the next guy who believes Oswald was a lone gunmen. In fact, the one’s who believe that probably sleep better!

      In the end, if you don’t find the One (God) who is in total control of His-Story, you’ve only wasted your time, and your life. But once you come to know Him, rather; be known by Him, then you will understand all things and be able to live in peace without fear.

      The NGO’s are the “permanent government” and the ones to whom Hitlery was referring when she said: (see #1) “It’s good to have an outpost of the council right here down in the street of the State Department, we get a lot of advise from the council (see the “writing on the wall” behind her) so this means I don’t have as far to go TO BE TOLD what we should be doing and how we should think about the future.” Youtube has the video, it’s there along with Hitlery (who’s big mouth may have cost her—.) in #2 saying “Never waste a ‘GOOD’ crisis”. What the hell is a “good” crisis? Her answer, cloaked in her double-speak; “one that gives us more control”. Over what? you may ask. Her big mouth tells all once again (listen to it): Climate Change and Energy “Security”.

      Here’s #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYq3TaBik64
      Here’s #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B62igfNu-T0

      Note she even goes on to describe what her parent NGO manages (though most everyone [but the CFR and others “in the know”] misses the meaning of her comments)

      Far West (Putin) and the CIA/Pentagon (Republican NGO tools) and Dept of State (Democrat NGO tools) and all their affiliated *NGO’s control world wide terrorism, as well as everything else Hitlery proclaimed (once again pissing off her real bosses). She really can’t help herself, a power-hungry and angry bu—…. which is why she was TOLD to step aside for Obama and the Presidency and prove she could be a “good soldier” before being given a chip in the Big Game.

      If you don’t know what NGO means, you haven’t even begun to understand anything about politics or the continuity of government (including FEMA)[thank you Ollie North – you tricky “dickhead”]

      It means “Non-Governmental Organizations” and refers to the likes of the CFR, and many many others. The Roman Catholic Church through the Vatican even has their own NGO’s. What kind of “church” establishes itself AS a world Political power, even opening embassies world-wide with diplomatic relations AS A WORLD POWER when Christ forbade becoming entangled in the affairs of “this world”? Have you even heard of Opus Dei or the Knights of Malta; the Vatican-Paneuropa NGO’s? It is one of the MAIN FOUR, and they are divided by their “Party Spirits” (another no-no in the Word of God.) by Liberal, Conservative, and Religious. Number 4? (I already named 3!) The Zionist NGO’s which includes the Israel Lobby.

      Just have a look at the Boards of Companies like the biggest Banks, News Organizations, and defense Contractors and you should be able to see who’s who in the Shadow Government, as well as HOW they manipulate events and control the press too. It’s not all the Jews either.

      BUT: there’s good news: They’re all going down, with their idol gods.

      Michael

      PS Lest I by omission offend another butch-er; let me say (the obligatory genuflection to her-highness, heh heh heh) “everyone likes Oprah!”

    • Michael the Marine

      Rod, while I don’t disagree with your own statement, I will point out that Alex Jones is a modern proxy for the John Birch Society, administered mainly by the noble-sounding Heritage Foundation, which is really just window-dressing for the Le Cercle Group (Pous Dei, CAI and MI6 NGO).

      Michael

  46. Jerry

    I really like this. The Top #10 countries by foreign exchange.

    http://youtu.be/Q2HN3wIYpe4

    Most people don’t understand how big it was last week, when the Bank of China stopped its purchasing the U.S. dollar. The bigger question is how long before the rest follow?

    Lets not get confused by the B.S. Iran is about keeping the Saudis happy. Nothing more. I believe they are #3 behind Japan in U.S. dollars. And Japan is already toast.

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