Weekly News Wrap-Up 6.7.13

U.S. Marines are Headed to the Jordan/Syrian Border & MoreBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

1,000 U.S. Marines are headed to the Jordan/Syrian border.  You might remember pieces of the 1st Armored Division are already there.  Military exercises are common between the U.S. and Jordan, but this is not part of a military exercise.  The Pentagon is worried about the fighting in the Syrian civil war spilling into Jordan and wants to protect the Kingdom. 

There’s another story about how the U.S. government has been secretly collecting information, this time from Verizon customers.  The NSA had unlimited authority to collect any and all data it wanted, and some in Congress are asking questions.  Civil liberties and freedom are constantly under attack in this country.  If we had a real liberal like Thomas Jefferson in the White House, we wouldn’t have any of the secret data collection, drone surveillance, NDAA indefinite detention and drone murder attacks.  What’s in the White House now are social fascists.  Bush was a conservative fascist, but I got to tell you, Mr. Obama is making what Nixon did in the 70’s look like child’s play.  

Congress to DHS: Stop buying ammunition!  There is a bill in the House of Representatives to stop DHS from entering into new contracts.  Why?  The Hill is reporting some in Congress say “it’s a necessary reaction to news of the huge purchase, which alarmed many Americans and prompted conservative groups to suspect that the government was stocking up on the rounds to fight citizens.” 

There is record demand for Gold and Silver Eagles according to the U.S. mint.  How can that be if the price of gold has been going down in the last few months?  The demand is not phony, so the price must be.  

Water, water everywhere, at least in the eastern half of the Midwest.  In the Western half, it’s still suffering from drought conditions.  Bottom line–crop yields are going to take a big hit and that means prices for food are going higher. 

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

Comments
  1. george

    Greg,
    the telephone records are nothing. It was discovered yesterday that NSA is reading our emails, looking at our photos and other online digital content!
    http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/06/06/by_the_numbers_the_nsas_super_secret_spy_program_prism

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/us-intelligence-mining-data-from-nine-us-internet-companies-in-broad-secret-program/2013/06/06/3a0c0da8-cebf-11e2-8845-d970ccb04497_story.html

    But don’t worry, they will not violate our constitutional rights! We can trust them…about as much as we can trust Obama’s IRS and EPA

    • Greg

      George,
      thank you for the comment and links!!
      Greg

  2. george

    Does anyone in the Obama’s administration believe in the rule of law and in the US Constitution? The evidence is a big, “HELL NO!” After all, Homeland Insecurity puts you on the terrorist list if you believe in personal freedom and the Constitution, the IRS harasses you, with NDAA the Obamamites (kind of like chicken mites) can designate you a threat, throw a hood over you and hold you without judicial review forever. Does this sound like the country our founding fathers set up? I pray God delivers us from these morons but then, that would require we work toward it too as God helps those who helps themselves.

  3. Jerry

    Greg great reports this week. I am still waiting for someone to tell why DHS pulled 185,000 concealed to carry weapons permit records here in Missouri? So far nothing. When you see that, and then learn that DHS purchased over 2.5 Billion rounds of ammunition (mostly 40 caliber hollow points) and 2700 armored assault vehicles, it begs the question, what are they gearing up for? I have very little faith that anything will be done about it in congress. Whenever questions are asked, the government response has been to deny, deny, deny, and then infer, what are you going to do about it? Eric Holder is a prime example. Until I actually see someone get prosecuted, and jailed , I will continue to be very skeptical about the outcome. Our government is running amuck, way outside the bounds of the Constitution, and there is no one in Congress that has the backbone to take a stand. If anything I think it will embolden them more to go even further. My question is how much can the American people take of this Big Brother ideology before they’ve had enough? It seems as long as people are pacified getting their Government checks (thanks to Uncle Bens printing) they’ll go along with it. But when that stops, look out!
    What do you think Greg?

    • Greg

      Jerry,
      I think the very people who voted for Mr. Obama (on the poor end of the spectrum) are going to be the ones who face the greatest risk from the government. I love the Show-me state. I am from there! Peace.
      Greg

    • Dwain

      The are setting us up for martial law. After months of harping on the Libyan scandal did any heads roll? Now its the IRS. Im betting no heads roll on this one either. So it appears scandals and war are tools government uses to distract sheeple from important issues and to cover its Butt. Abetting presstitute media waves its sorcerous wand diverting peoples minds from reality. As Daniel says, even those of understanding fall prey.

  4. art barnes

    Greg, the Pentagon & the Administration can’t wait to get engaged in Syria, this latest move is inching forward to the conflict, the Pentagon doesn’t have authority to put Marines in Jordan without White House approval and consent.

    As to the Verizon story, big brother is alive and well, I can remember telling people about big brother years ago and being labeled a radical “kook”, I wasn’t radical and neither was I a “kook”, having been highly educated & rational, but not blinded by the media & our political parties propaganda. The only difference now rather than then is the government today has the technology to carry forth its totalitarian closet agendas. Our government since the early 70’s has always moved towards a 4th Amendment curtailment with the Supreme Court playing along on every case which came before it; the police only have to testify that they did an illegal act in good faith & unintentionally violated the 4th and the evidence goes in, all for war on drugs. Now, however, we have another boogie man that the Supreme Court can help violate our Constitution & allow overreaching with to wit: the war on terror. Maybe the media is waking up but it will take more violations of their phone records, etc. before the actually start bringing all of it to light. I pray its not to late to curtail the government from more infringement.

    Freedom is precious and it is fragile, it must be guarded at all times because it will always be attacked by powerful people & governments wanting to do away with it for their own self interest. Thank you Greg for allowing my rants.

  5. Anne Elliott

    Greg – I am convinced that you need to do a daily news wrap-up, and not just a weekly one, because it’s only after listening to you that I feel like I’m getting “the real deal”. All the other newschannels are cow-towing to somebody, and slanting their stories and views along those lines. Thanks for the news, and keep up the good job!!

    • Greg

      Thank you Anne. At this point, I am doing all I can afford to do. It’s lots of work but very rewarding!!
      Greg

  6. george

    Obama says that a few billion records or so is no big dal. After all, If I am not doing anything subversive, I have nothing to worry about. Isn’t that what Hitler told the Jews? How well did that work out for them? The 4th Amendment does not give the government power to collect all my records and hold them until who ever in power decides I am a subversive for believing in the US Constitution.
    And to all the haters out there, THIS IS A SEVERE ESCALATION of what Pres. Bush did, and I did not agree with that!
    By the by, didn’t Obama say he was against the Patriot Act and that he would bring transparency? We are so screwed

    • george

      A government official just told Chris Wallace that there is NO RECORD of abuse on the data collected. Don’t you love the way that is worded! There was no record of the IRS malfeasance until they were caught!
      Does anyone believe the tremendous data center in Utah that will hold records on US citizens will not be searched and abused with a warrant. It is unconstitutional for them to compile this data on US Citizens!

  7. george

    And please tell me what terrorist acts they prevented using this as they claim.

  8. M.Smith

    Great quest this week & you told it like it is today as always! C. A. Fitts hit on one subject that struck a nerve, “depopulation”, over at http://www.enenews.com there is sad story posted on June 6,2013 stating ‘we are facing a global catastrophe over the next 40 to 100 years because of Fukushima”! This hits you right in the face as he & others tell the true facts that seems to never get any MSM coverage, if it did there would be a world of out rage & panic!
    Then I ran into this one that made me sick because the nuclear industrial complex & military complex has known this for a long time! http://truth-out.org/news/item/16752-americas-secret-fukushima-poisoning-the-bread-basket-of-the-world. Reading how Fukushima has impacted the world is bad enough, but after you read the 2nd one, I could only feel shame, because we are the ones whom have put leaders in DC whom are ‘all in’ on these cover ups.

    Now we have the Internet tax nuts (HR684) that would cause a nightmare for every one who buys or sells a product be it a coin on Ebay or a big retailer!

    There is no honor in corporate DC period, with fascist in control ruining the world as fast as they can deploy all the new technology “we paid for” to delete our liberties for a false sense of safety when is just the opposite!

    Thanks again for the truth no matter how bad it keeps getting each day!

    • Greg

      Thank you M Smith for your comment and support!
      Greg

  9. DAVE

    Hi Greg
    Got a question for you.Many are talking about the Fed slowing monetary policy.To my knowledge the Fed purchases 70% of Govt. debt via treasury’s
    ,bonds.Who will fund our Govt. when the Fed slow’s or stop’s? Maybe im just stupid on this subject so please enlighten me …Thanks Greg and keep up the great work

    Dave

    • Greg

      Dave,
      This is precisely why the Fed cannot and will not stop printing until it all collapses.
      Greg

    • george

      The last numbers I saw that they admitted to was 90%

  10. Doc 454

    Hello Greg,

    Everything is being archived. Everyone should already know that. Look people, Tim Clemente of the FBI admitted after the Boston event they have “assets” and know what was said by the wife, so she ‘better’ just admit to it… His disclosure: “digital communications are not (private) secure.”

    Here is a six month old report revealing what is confirmed by news this week.

    TOTAL CIVILIAN SURVEILLANCE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZIGo1qHIns

    Watch your back. It is about to get WILD WEASEL for truth tellers…

    454

  11. Johann

    I am so sad to see the United States following the same pattern that leads to a TOTAL dictatorship. There are safeguards in Austria that prevent that from happening here. The police in America are law enforcement, here you seldom see someone pulled over for a traffic violation. Our police are to busy helping and protecting, we had enough of Gestapo 60 years ago. We have no FEMA so with the recent floods our armed forces and local people helped each other it was inspiring to see how good people are. America I know is the same but the Federal Government seems to use every government agency to only control the people. However things are slipping away here too. Last year our unemployment rate was 3.5 now it is 10 percent. We are following you into the same debt trap. Heaven help us all.

  12. Davis

    And on another front……

    Hilarity and Desperation in the (Real) Money Pits.

    Manipulating and hammering down the price of gold and silver futures contracts has become the SOP at the COMEX and LBME. I really wish JP Morgan would explain a couple of things for us. Firstly, how does it make any sense covering losses on naked short PM contracts by selling more naked short PM contracts? Secondly, if PMs are such a bad investment why is their inventory (and that of the GLD) disappearing into the hands of customers demanding delivery of physical metals? I don’t think I’m going to hold my breath waiting for answers that will never come. Well at least not until there is default coupled with massive class action suits.

    This of course brings us back to my favorite realm, that of unintended consequences, brought on by that most magnificent of combinations; arrogance and stupidity. It would seem the investing public is not quite as stupid or gullible as Jamie Dimon and company would hope.

    Case in point #1. Total demand for US Silver Eagles and for Canadian Silver Maple Leaves is far out stripping domestic production by millions of tons. Laws in both countries require that coins must be produced from domestic supplies. This forces both the mints and all the manufacturers that require silver for their products onto the import markets to meet demand. The public knows a bargain basement price when they see it, even when premiums over spot are at 30%!

    And that is just the silver market. Demand for the popular 1/10 toz. Gold Eagles has been so high that the West Point Mint has had to halt production several times because the refineries can’t provide enough metal to the blank manufactures to meet supply requests from the Mint.

    Case in point #2. India has long been one of the largest consumers of gold in the world, both for investment and dowry jewelry. Demand in India has become so large that the imports have grossly distorted the country’s balance of trade. This had caused India to levy a 6% tax on gold imports. The tax has had no effect on demand and it was recently raised to 8%. Again the tax had no effect on demand, so now the Central Bank of India has directed that commercial banks stop selling bullion coins. Year right, that’ll work! Nothing stifles demand for something like telling people they can’t have it.

    Case in point #3. Over the last year or so France’s economy has been sliding down the same hole of unpayable debt and expanding deficits that has driven Greece, Italy and Spain into insolvency. Newly elected President Hollande’s noted response was to attempt to raise the top marginal tax rate to 75%. Not surprisingly then, anyone and everyone in France with any measurable amount of wealth is busily engaged in finding ways of getting said wealth out of the grasp of the Hollande government’s tax collectors. In spite of various capital controls measures asset liquidation and outflows continue unabated. The latest reaction of the French government; prohibit sending currency, bullion and jewelry through the mails! Yeah that’ll work. Future headline; “Massive jewelry smuggling operation found at Swiss border!”

    Oh wait gold is a just a “barbarous relic,” never mind.

  13. cathy

    You got a really good site here! I’ve been coming in to watch your interviews and realize how much I agree with your values. I really got a lot out of the Catherine Austin Fitts interview. I’m hoping you can interview Jim Willie again soon. I am always on the look out for his stuff. And James Turk, too.

    • Greg

      Cathy,
      I hope to have all of them back and more.
      Greg

  14. BOB D

    Maybe the reason the Stock market is up and gold is down. Could be the insiders have gotten the news the neocon’s are sideline. The wars are over and the money for rebuilding the USA is going to keep flowing one way are the other.
    Even War spending bubbles run out of investors and other peoples money.

  15. Jim H

    Good morning Greg and fellow watchdogs. Indeed, “how can this be”? The most important question you ask in this wrap-up. How can the NSA and all these internet/phone companies differ so widely on what kind of surveillance is taking place on American citizens? How can the price of gold still be plummeting? How can a building collapse in Philly end up being the fault of a crane operator who has pot and pain meds in his system? In the “New World Order” Bush Sr. and Jimmy Carter told us about this will be (hell it already is) commonplace. Let’s call it by it’s new name (Globalization). The savings and loan scandal, Enron, housing bubble and Banker bailouts made it clear, accounting and credit checks can no longer be used. Information regarding Government/Corporate corruption is now secret under the guise of “national security”. Intelligence has become the special forces of corrupt elitist to protect and hide how we (little people world-wide) are being screwed. Don’t even get me started on what’s about to happen to poor Glenn Greenwald to give the rest of us the message one more time. Pray for Glenn.

  16. Dwain

    Greg, Im in south Texas and we have corn, milo, and cotton growing as far as the eye can see. But much of the corn is being used for ethanol, a fuel that ruins engines. Government also subsidizes farmers for not growing anything so many don’t bother planting. I don’t think there is a shortage of food. I think government is and will be using drought as an excuse to justify rising costs, which is really the result of money printing.

    • Greg

      Thank you Dwain for the real reporting from South TX!!
      Greg

  17. DAVE

    Hi Greg
    Here’s a switch .Greenspan says we are in a pickle barrel and Japan too.He says the Fed needs to pull back now.These are 2 video’s on the same page so don’t miss the 2nd one.Enjoy!!….
    Thanks again Greg..WTG mate

    Dave

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/100798203

    • Greg

      Thank you Dave for the videos and content!
      Greg

  18. Robert Burke

    And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who’s to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now high chancellor, Adam Sutler. He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent

  19. Tony Geloso

    At times what galls me is that these specious pinheaded pr#@#@ who advocate for all of this can say that what they’re doin’ is legal. But that sure as hell doesn’t mean it’s moral, it’s really immoral. Unfortunately the immorality doesn’t count in a court of law. Just what the statue reads on an intellectual basis for the most part. If what I’m sayin’ makes any sense, then why the hell isn’t there even a modicum of morality built into the laws. This maybe is a rhetorical question for some, given how outta whack the statutes are both written and enforced. But I don’t think so. Somebody in gov’t has gotta ‘grow a pair’ and start resisting the avalanche of, in essence abuse that gets meted out as ‘normal’, rational, or any other way one might try and describe the ‘system(s)’ of gov’t today.

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