Weekly News Wrap-Up 8.17.12
By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
The Middle East is in the spot light again this week, and it’s all because of continued talk of war. Matan Vilnai, an Israeli defense minister, said Israel is “ready as never before.” He’s talking about a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities and predicts it “. . . will last 30 days on a number of fronts.” To that I say he must be dreaming. There is no way on earth Israel is going to drop a daisy cutter on Iran’s head and it be over in 30 days. You’d be lucky if it were over in 30 months. Iran has repeatedly said its nuclear program is for the peaceful production of energy. The civil war that has been going on in Syria the last year and a half is now spreading into Lebanon. Foreign citizen are evacuating because of worries of kidnapping, and chaos is spreading. Things are getting worse, not better in the Middle East, but you’d never know it if you watched and read much of the mainstream media. The New York Times is reporting there will likely be no charges filed against former Governor Jon Corzine over the MF Global bankruptcy and $1.6 billion in “vaporized” client funds. Investigators are saying there was “chaos” but no “fraud.” Big surprise. WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange has been granted political asylum by Ecuador. Assange and his WikiLeaks have leaked hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. documents. Mitt Romney says he’s paid about 13% of his income the past ten years in taxes. He’s not releasing any more of his tax returns. In light of possible war in the Middle East and a lawless and insolvent Western banking system, is this really a big issue? Join Greg Hunter as he gives his analysis and more in the Weekly News Wrap-Up.