WNW-184- Iran Nuke Deal or No Deal, Russia Threatens Nuke War, 0% GDP Growth, California Drought

4By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (4.3.15)

Looks like the U.S. and the rest of the major countries negotiating with Iran have a framework for a deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear program.  Let’s not call it a real deal.  Why?  Because this is only a so-called “framework,” and lots has to be agreed upon before it’s a real deal.  There are two big problems:  they are inspections of known and unknown sites, and Iran doesn’t have to dismantle any of its nuclear facilities.  According to the Obama Administration, there is a so-called “fact sheet” laying out some of the main points describing what the Iranians will give up.  Javad Zarif, the Iranian Foreign Minister negotiating the deal, refuted what Obama announced and called what he said “spin.”  Zarif tweeted out: “The solutions are good for all, as they stand. . . . There is no need to spin using ‘fact sheets’ so early on.”  The President also said the sanctions would be lifted “gradually” as the Iranians complied with the agreement.  The Iranian Foreign Minister disputed that by giving another tweet that said, “US will cease the application of ALL nuclear-related secondary economic and financial sanctions.’ Is this gradual?”  The Foreign Minister also said that the deal would not “scale back Iran’s program,” which is what Iran has been saying all along.  The Iranians have been extremely consistent.  The Iranians have basically accused the White House of lying about the deal.  So, deal or no deal is the question.  This is all supposed to be finalized by June 30th, and I can’t see how that is going to happen.

Reaction to this so-called deal from Israel and newly elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is very negative.  Netanyahu said, “A deal based on this framework would threaten the survival of Israel.”  He also said, “It would increase the risks of nuclear proliferation and the risks of a horrific war.”  Also, a top Iranian General, just this week, said, “Israel’s destruction is non-negotiable.”  Please keep in mind, he said this while negotiations were going on to curtail Iran’s nuclear program.  My question is why did he think he could say this in the middle of sensitive negotiations?  This kind of talk clearly shows a wider war in the Middle East is on the way. 

It’s not just the Israelis who are nervous, the Arab or Sunni Muslims don’t like it either.  They say it reflects “U.S. weakness,” and lifting the sanctions will allow Iran more money to spread its influence, just like they are doing in Yemen.  It looks like this deal will not calm things down but lead to more violence between Sunnis and Shia Muslims.  Is this a wider replay of what happened between Iraq and Iran in the 1980’s?  Making this deal is like cutting a deal to get an arsonist to stop setting fires in the middle of a burning building.  There are many other issues to be addressed and have not been.

Russian leader Vladimir Putin is threatening nuclear war on NATO over the Baltic States.  He wants NATO to back away from its borders, and this is yet another area where war can break out.  Putin is saying this because of recent increased arms shipments to Ukraine and to other Eastern European countries.  Putin has also said that nuclear war was an option if there was an attempt to return Crimea to Ukraine.  There hasn’t been much reporting on this story, but it’s there, and that, too, is another very hot spot in the world.

The economy grew at 0% in the first quarter.  That is the official number from the Atlanta Fed that came out as a downgrade from the supposed estimated 2.3% growth in the first quarter.  Imagine what the number would be if it factored in true inflation?  That is in line with the latest figures for GDP from Goldman Sachs.  It says this is the fourth month in a row the global economy has contracted.  As John Williams and many other guests have been predicting, the economy would turn down this year and force more QE or money printing.  Dr. Paul Craig Roberts also predicted this and contends there is nothing that will turn the economy around.

The drought in California is bad and getting worse.  Governor Jerry Brown has put in statewide water restrictions for the first time in the state’s history.  My question is why did it take him so long to act?  I have been highlighting this story since last year.  The entire state is in some sort of drought.  NASA says the state has a year’s worth of water left.  Most think of Hollywood when they think of California, but it grows an enormous amount of food.  It is the leading producer of many fruits, nuts and vegetables.  It generates more than $37 billion every year growing food.  If this continues, it could wipe out much of the tax base in California, not to mention cut the global food supply.

Join Greg Hunter as he talks about these stories and more in the Weekly News Wrap-Up.

(Note: I said meant to say the agribusiness in California is $37 billion not $37 million. It was a slip of the tongue.)


  1. Angie

    Thank you Greg for ending with the optimism of faith and reminding us all of the true issue of priorities. It is so easy to get lost in theories and predictions of this world.. fear not sir and may you, yours, and all out there have a holy Easter. He has risen, Alleluia!

    • Greg Hunter

      Amen Angie.

  2. bob

    Have a happy Easter also! Thank you for all your work in keeping us informed.

  3. jose

    Happy Easter Greg

  4. frederick

    Have to agree 100% about the violence in Chicago absolutely unacceptable and by the way who beat Harry Reid so badly anyway hard for me to believe the official story Very Happy Easter to you and your family Greg and thank you again for what you do Your fans love you more than you know sir God bless

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Frederick, Happy Easter to you and yours!

  5. Billy

    America is now on better terms with Iran than Israel. Unbelievable!! This is the Iran that has continually threatened to wipe both Israel and America off the map and has even recently played simulated war games destroying US ships. Mr Obama should be ashamed!! America has turned it’s back on Israel our true allie in the middle east and for that were gonna get a big war.
    The founding father said it was within that America would be destroyed, your watching it before your very eyes. Keep an eye on Israel to now turn to Germany for support with Iran as there long standing relationship with America is badly wounded at the present.

    One has to ask are we receiving blessing or cursings? with economics, weather, city violence etc?

    Much respect Greg for speaking the bold truth. God Bless and yes Providence is in complete control.

    • Greg Hunter

      If I didn’t know God was in complete control I’d go crazy. Thank you for your kind words!

      • Don

        Boy, isn’t that the truth, Thanks Greg

  6. Henry

    Netanyahu’s hypocrisy with regard to Iran’s nuclear program is over the top absurd. Israel has hundreds of nuclear weapons, while Iran has none. Israel refuses to sign the NPT, while Iran has signed and complied with it. Israel refuses to let the IAEA inspect any of its nuclear sites, while Iran permits the most intrusive inspections in the history of the IAEA. Israel has a long history of threatening and attacking its neighbors, while Iran has a history of peaceful coexistence, with the exception of defending itself from the U.S. backed attack of Saddam Hussein. Israel is in *no* position to criticize Iran for its peaceful nuclear program, which is its right under international law. And even if Iran did have nuclear weapons, so what? If it uses one, it will cease to exist. They would obviously be for self defense, and given the constant threats of annihilation by the U.S. and Israel, who can blame them for desiring a credible defense?
    The Middle East is a disastrous conflict of unprecedented human suffering, which began with the U.S. government’s illegal, immoral, and unprovoked wars of terror that were “justified” by the false flag attack of 9-11-01. Iran has not contributed to these wars or the suffering. They are the result of the actions of the U.S. government and its allies in the region. Here we have a chance to achieve peace with Iran and create an ally in the region. It’s time to stop the threats, sanctions, and war mongering and give diplomacy a chance.

    • Greg Hunter

      Here is one very big problem with your argument, just this week an Iranian General reportedly said, “Israel’s destruction is not negotiable.” Link: http://freebeacon.com/issues/bibi-blasts-iran-talks-after-iranian-general-says-israels-destruction-is-non-negotiable/ You said, “Here we have a chance to achieve peace with Iran and create an ally in the region. It’s time to stop the threats, sanctions, and war mongering and give diplomacy a chance. Did you miss the Ayatollah leading a chant that said “Death to America”? Are you ignoring how Iran funds and arms Hamas in the South of Israel and Hezbollah in the North? That’s OK with you? Be honest, you don’t think Israel has a right to exist, and you and I both know they would not be there if it were not for the nukes they have. Happy Easter.

      • Cryptic Little Sister

        Be careful of believing that you know who your enemy is. Be cautious.

        • Greg Hunter

          Explain please. You can email me if you like.

          • Cryptic Little Sister

            Look a little higher to see who funds Hamas and so forth.

          • dill mann


            CLS will keeping going around and around with these annoying question loops- she/he is a troll. Look at all he/she past posts.

            She/he never really “says” anything just riddles….

            • Cryptic Little Sister

              A wise old owl lived in an oak
              The more he saw the less he spoke
              The less he spoke the more he heard.
              Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?

      • Henry

        Greg, you say “an Iranian General reportedly said, “Israel’s destruction is not negotiable.” Well, for years, the U.S. corporate owned and censored media repeatedly reported that Iran said it wants to “wipe Israel off the map”. But research shows that this statement was never made. It was a lie, yet repeated hundreds of times until most people believed it was true.
        This news story states that while crowds chanted death to America, a leader rejected the chant. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/iranians-chant-death-to-america-despite-presidents-chat-with-obama/
        Here’s another story stating that Iranian leaders don’t support the chant. http://iranpulse.al-monitor.com/index.php/2013/10/3015/khomeini-ordered-end-of-death-to-america-chant-only-for-media/
        I can understand why the Iranian people despise the U.S. government. Imagine if a powerful gang of thugs invaded and took over many of your neighbors’ houses, killing innocent women and children in the process, kicked out the rightful owners and let their thug friends move in. And then for years, threatened you and said that you and your family are next. How would you react?
        I support Israel’s right to exist, but I wish it would stop stealing more of the little bit land Palestinians have left, stop violating international law, stop building new settlements, and let Palestinians live in peace. Palestinains not only can;t use the Israeli only roads that crisscross the occupied West Bank, but they can’t even cross them, and their land is peppered with IDF controlled check points.. It would also be nice if U.S. taxpayers didn’t have to fork over *billions* of dollars to the Israeli government every year. We need that money here at home. Why do U.S. taxpayers have to support Israel?
        I place a lot of weight on a person or government’s record. History show the U.S. and Israel with a long history of attacking other countries, often in violation of international law. Remember Israel’s attack on flotilla of peaceful volunteers who tired to bring desperately needed humanitarian aid to Gaza? Their boats were illegally attacked in international waters, and many people were murdered by the IDF. Iran has no such history of attacking its neighbors in violation of international law, and it does not have a long list of U.N. security council violations. I don’t trust the corporate owned and censored media to report the truth on this topic anymore than I trust it to report the truth about Iraq’s WMDs, Wall Street Banksters, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, or 9-11.

  7. Mark

    Your wrap up are an important part of my Friday morning wake up. Always remember, when talking about the bankers and fixing the problems… They are they.

    • Henry

      Greg, the site you linked to published an article advocating forced sterilization of and violence against Muslims. Not exactly what I would call credible, unbiased. You don’t seem to make a distinction between being opposed to the policies of a government and “hating the country”. We both criticize the illegal or immoral policies of U.S. politicians and government, but that doesn’t mean we hate our country. I’m shocked that you would make such an extreme and uncalled for comment. I don’t hate Israel at all, but I’m opposed to bombing and terrorizing innocent women and children, and I think all nations should follow international law. Informed Israelis are also strongly opposed to the war crimes and acts of terror committed by the Netanyahu regime, but I’m sure they don’t hate Israel either. They want the best for Israel and its neighbors, just as I do. Bombs, war crimes, and terrorism aren’t the answer, and that comes from love, not hate. The IDF deliberately and repeatedly targeted schools, hospitals, and shelters in Gaza. I don’t understand how you can defend or ignore that.


      • Greg Hunter

        Then you must equally hate that Hamas executed protesters in the street and that Hamas fired missiles from densely populated areas so it could get a high body count to garner global sympathy. (I have already pointed out, with the help of Google satellite maps, there is much farm ground and open spaces in Gaza that Hamas could have fired its thousands of missiles at Israel.) The IDF did not “deliberately and repeatedly targeted schools, hospitals, and shelters in Gaza” it returned fire from places that Hamas shot rockets from as part of it’s military strategy. You trying to discredit my link I posted which is from an AP story on how Amnesty International has accused Hamas of War Crimes for the 2014 Hamas/Israeli war. The “WAR CRIME” charge is a fact. Here is another link from a different source:http://www.ibtimes.com/palestine-militants-committed-war-crimes-during-gaza-conflict-amnesty-1859956 Let’s get this straight. You are good with the Hamas and Palestinian Authority’s stance they want the destruction of Israel? (Both are now rejoined and it is in the charter of Hamas.) Destruction of Israel is OK with you? It’s also OK to murder protesters in the street? You are good with that too? You must also be fine that Hamas spent billions on multiple tunnels into Israel to murder people? (They call this terrorism.) Post your real name Henry. Yes, I know what it is and everyone else should know it too. You sound like Jew hater to me. I think you’d have to be to ignore all that crime and deliver a one-sided position like yours.

  8. vincent_g

    California is another one of the biggest man made disasters ever to take place.
    Going back to the father of the current Governor who was key to to the problem of expanding the agriculture business into what was waste land is largely to blame for this problem.
    Much of the land where all these farms are were once waste land where nothing could grow. If we look back we see water projects that were created to bring water to places that never had it.
    So this goes into the books along with the Aral Sea as one of the worst man made disasters.


    Seems Governments never think things out before they act and when things start going wrong they never stop either.

    So now with a large population and huge agriculture problem you have a problem that makes the biggest California earthquake look like a minor disaster.

    But never fear government will come to the rescue.
    They will find ways to bring more water to the desert.

    When the economy is slow you print more money and when you have a water shortage you steal more water from other places.

    Everything is more – more money – more water – more wars – more illegals.

    • Alarmed

      From what I understand, Nestle has no small part in this matter. They are still pumping at breakneck speed, and then charging for the water. If I am not mistaken, the CEO/some representative said that no one should get water for free. We are living in warped times for sure.

    • Anne Elliott

      What I don’t understand is how California can be sitting next to the largest ocean in the world, our technologies can be so advanced as to be sending robots to other planets and to asteroids, and there is still no affordable method of creating a decently large de-salinazation plant for the masses… What gives???? Not that I would want a lot of Fukushima-tainted water, but better something than none.

    • Emeth

      It’s a funny thing, but we never seem to learn that nature operates on cycles, some small and some large. About a decade or so ago, we had the same problem in Sydney-Australia. A massive drought, dam levels at historic lows, only a couple of years of water left, global warming was about to devastate us.
      What to do .. build new dams, invest in water purification, depopulate, reduce demand, water restrictions, increase the price of water etc etc???
      Well, we invested in expensive desalination, imposed water restrictions and jacked up the price of water to cover the costs etc.
      Then it rained and rained. Now we have full dams, expensive water (they didn’t drop the price of course), no water restrictions, and an expensive un-used desalination plant.
      Makes you wonder just how stupid and small we really are. Totally reactive, and when we react, it’s too late and of little or no effect.

  9. peter

    Dear Greg,

    Sorry, but I must say this again and again and so on. The lack of Justice is sick in the USA and will be the greatest threat.




  10. Donna

    regarding the drought in California: I live here in So Cal and everyday I look up into the sky and what do I see but a white haze of chemtrail, yes that’s right, chemtrails.
    This drought is MANMADE to cause further pain and the elites are pushing us in the direction to wherever they want it to go.
    Google “owning the weather by 2025” if you think I am a conspiracy nut. The military
    wrote white papers on weaponizing the weather. Its here people. Please wake up and educate yourself on weather warfare. If they can weaponize the weather, don’t you think they can MAKE IT RAIN too?
    Our weather is no longer natural. just like everything else, its manipulated.
    God help us.

    • paul

      Donna … if the government is using chemtrails over our food growing region of California (that supplies us Americans with many of our nutritious foods) to stop the rain from falling … then lets take it one more step … is the rain radioactive? … due to Fukushima?
      If so … then what we need is for the government to float in some big water desalting plants like they use in Saudi Arabia and turn ocean water into fresh water.

    • dbcooper

      Thank you Donna and Greg.. refer to Dane Wiggington… geo engineering watch.org DB

    • diane

      Donna…..I see the same thing you are seeing.

    • Desert Rose

      Chem trails here too, in Albuquerque. Many. We used to have blue skies here- tourists came for our beautiful skies—today, it looks like LA. All whitish and smoggy. Even the strong winds don’t clear it out anymore. They had a real campaign here last week.

      Whatever the purpose, it’s not a good one. I know that the bombing is happening in Yemen, but this feels like war here.

    • Jeff L

      Let’s not forget the East coast weather. Same manipulation for a different reason.

  11. Ed Martin

    “its good to be the king”

  12. Galaxy 500

    On this Good Friday, I wish all my fellow posters here peace and love in the name of Jesus, son of the one, true God as foretold by the Torah, to fulfill the promises and covenant with the people of Israel.

    • susan

      Amen, GALAXY, Amen.

  13. Galaxy 500

    is it clear that Obama desires the destruction of American power? Who would have thought this evil man could have managed so much in so little time.

  14. Art Barnes

    Greg, its official, its a deal, albeit a bad deal for Israel who will have to withstand a nuclear Iran which just stated “that Israel’s destruction is not negotiable”. Iran has been making monkeys out of the U.S. for decades, this is just the last chapter of appeasement; the ending of the last chapter is the use of their weapon on Israel via a proxy terrorist group such as Hamas for example. Greg, love you cartoon this week, its telling & has a lot of truth in it. This “deal” will not turn out well, Obama & Bush’s Religion of Peace will make sure of that!

    • Cryptic Little Sister

      Art, do you trust everybody? Do you trust what a person says to you every time he says it to you?

      You are going to say no.

      How did I know that?

  15. Jerry

    Happy Easter Greg! This one’s for you.

    Though we tend to get a bit negative here at times as we watch the curtain come down on the world from our front row seat that you have provided. Let us never forget who’s really in charge. Help is on the way my friend.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you and Happy Easter to you as well my friend!

  16. Lo

    Hi Greg:
    Great interview. As always, you’re on target. When I look at the complete chaos and mixed messages that the US is sending (turning against allies in the Middle East for Iran…supporting Saudi Arabia in Yemen against Iranian back militants, yet simultaneously attempting to set up fraudulent treaties, lifting sanctions in Iran…, America and the world turning a complete blind eye from the holocaust against Christians in the Middle East, who are being horribly slaughtered by the hands of radical Muslims, not even talking about Chicago Blacks killing one another by the dozens on a daily basis, the thousands of pygmy people who have been EATEN by radical Muslims in the Congo as a food source (yes, this is happening too and no one is talking about it and so much more). I have come to the conclusion that the Powers (Globalists) behind the scenes are creating turmoil/situations and condoning all this chaos to reduce our world populations. Population reduction is one of their stated agendas/desires, but very few people acknowledge this fact. I think that these big Fat Cats actual share strategies for how they can create this chaos/destroy cultures, people, countries for their new world. I don’t think that there are any other rational conclusions. These people simply do not want peace, and when this is understood, unfortunately there are no surprises.

  17. Willard Ferch

    Bad report but delivered well. When O was first elected, I wrote my lib brother that O had one aim, and that was to bring this country to its knees. Since then, there is a growing number, including some big names in Conservative media, who are agreeing. He is one very evil dude, and the sooner the country wakes up to the fact, the better. It seems the Lord has been blessing America, but now that we’re no longer a Christian nation, (O says, and he speaks for our nation), we have California changing back to its natural climate, the crashing economy, the approaching ice age—little or otherwise—, and our friends and allies in the world deserting us. The wisdom of the Liberal may be summed up in a statement made by the head of the Sociology department when I went to college, “I believe the human race will eventually solve all its own problems.” I almost swallowed my teeth!! Fiddlin

  18. Jallen

    Greg and Allen ols,
    Why not have Israel and Iran agree to nuclear inspections. If nuclear weapons are found, they will be given suffucient time to eliminate them. Lets bring Israel and Iran to the negotiating table. If either country refuses to negotiate, they shall be shut off from the world. It is time for non war mongers to come sit at the negotiating table.
    As Jesus said, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers’.

    • JC Davis

      From allen ols. His computer is down till Tuesday or Wednesday. He will use mine if he comes over before then.

    • JC Davis

      Jallen. If I may jump in.
      The ever shrinking world is controlled by a small 1% at the top of the currency world. These may be Russians, Chinese, Americans, or any place in the world When they disagree the world suffers in economics. When they fight the world suffers lives. Getting them to be honest and stick to there word is unachievable.
      So if we can get the oligarch’s to agree then peace will be. otherwise war is inevitable.

      • Silence is Golden

        WAR is about World domination….nothing more. Domination over people’s religion, money and Government. Who wants to control the world are the instigators of WAR. Do not look to countries or sovereign nations as the perpetrators…..they are merely the pawns used to facilitate the end game.

  19. Anne Elliott

    Excellent WNW Greg! Amazing number of things to keep track of this week, and what really boggles the brain is that Putin’s comments have been so overlooked. The main adversary of the US threatens nuclear war overtly, and the MSM is silent??? Just shows how “bought off” they really are. Strange how they are conducting the Jade Helm military exercises during this same time… Also, did you see the news article about the Jewish Rabbi who is urging Jews to leave the US ahead of a civil war? http://jpupdates.com/2015/03/26/rabbi-warns-of-civil-war-in-the-u-s-urges-jews-to-move-to-israel/
    Wonder what he’s been hearing to make him issue such a proclamation?
    Greg, on a separate note, just want to wish you, your family, and all of the watch doggers out there a wonderful Easter – a closer communion with our Lord Jesus, and the blessing of the peace that only He gives, which passes all understanding!!

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Anne! Happy Easter to you. Christ has risen.

      • wd


        I find it very prophetic about what the rabbi said about leaving the US:

        “Also the US will be a place of danger in the war and it is still too early to say which states within the United States will survive, but many parts will be destroyed and poisoned, even civil war will break out in the United States and states will cut themselves off from the federal government.

        In the book “The Second Coming American Civil War” say the same thing about the states cutting themselves off from the federal government…

        • Tommy

          If the US isn’t safe for Jews, where on Earth would they go? They won’t be safe anywhere if they’re not safe here. Same goes for Christians. And gays too for that matter. The end is truly near.

      • Anne Elliott

        He has risen, indeed!

    • Silence is Golden

      Interesting point …..”urging Jews to leave”…..and repeated through history too. 😉

  20. Jerry

    Here in a nutshell is what the Iranian deal is about. One word Oil. The nuclear bomb thing is all BS. If they wanted one they could buy one from Russian, or any number of rogue nations who bought them on the black market when the former Soviet Union fell.
    Do you really think Israel had the economic resources to make the ones they have? They were bought with Rockefeller money pure and simple.

    The Saudis are running out of oil, and Iran has a number of untapped wells that haven’t been pumped since the sanctions were put in place. The Iranians have been selling oil to the Russians dirt cheap, and the greedy globalist here in the U.S. wanted to get their hands on it. Besides do your really believe the Iranians would keep their word on a deal anyway? Or Obama for that matter.

    • Jerry

      Like I said this is about oil. Halliburton and the rest of the boys, want their hands on cheap oil. Once they get it, they’ll drive the price back up.
      This is what central bankers do. Buy low, sell high. They’re doing the same thing with gold.

      • Cryptic Little Sister

        Jerry, have you ever heard of the game of cups and balls?

        People tend to watch the ball and not the hands of the magician.


      • Winston Churchill

        Its also about water.The headwaters of the river Jordan to be exact.
        This coming problem has been well know for a long time.My geography
        predicted it back in the early sixties.
        Iran’s support for Hezbollah in s. Lebanon is the root problem for
        Israel, even if the US interest is about oil.
        Israel has about ten years left as a country without control of the Jordans’ headwaters., and that is Israels true existential threat caused
        by Iran, not nukes, it was never about nukes.

      • Jeff L

        Exactly what I’ve been saying all along. Oil is going to surprise to the upside as gold will……………… Too many posters here repeating (cut and paste) the MSM propaganda about $20-30 oil……. Can’t see the forest thru the trees.

        • Jeff L

          To reiterate, the oil price has nothing to do with supply/demand as it’s just another manipulated market…….. The dollar falling and war is what oil has in it’s sights……. You think the smart money doesn’t see this coming ? This pattern of driving a commodity down to extremes just before it goes parabolic is so typical…… It’s called banker’s greed.

      • Paul Cafaro

        Jerry … It really doesn’t make any sense that the Iranians would be as stupid as the Americans who shot off their own foot (shale oil producers) by lowering the price of oil … in the article you posted the author thinks the Iranians would increase oil supplies and drive the price of oil even lower (just like the stupid Americans would) … this author is an idiot … this whole”nuke deal” with Iran more then likely has nothing to do with nuclear weapons (because with today’s technology “anyone” can build a nuclear weapon even with depleted uranium … centrifuges or deep underground processing plants are not required) the “real deal” likely being made is more probably a deal whereby Iran agrees to sell its oil in US dollars for the lifting of sanctions.

    • Cryptic Little Sister

      Jerry, you are listening to what is said and done in front of you. Look at the larger picture.

      • Jerry

        Cryptic Little Sister.
        What is the sound of one hand clapping? It is the same sound that my ring finger makes, when it makes a salute to you.

    • Silence is Golden

      You are on target here.
      I have said numerous times that The Middle East is the Economic Centre of the Globe.
      Any wonder about the US /Russia/ China interest there…!!!
      The Zionist State (of the Rothschild making) in Palestine is critical for this purpose.

      • Jerry

        U.S. Oil companies nearing bankruptcy.
        Folks if the united states had any industries left at all it was the oil industry. With the last of the companies beginning to default, we are essentially caught between a 2 trillion dollar oil default, and a 850 Billion dollar Greek default which will collapse the EURO. If you haven’t made plans yet. Now would be the time to do so. You don’t have much left.

        • Silence is Golden

          Who would have the most to gain from the depressed Oil price. BANKSTERS !!….
          …..Who owns the Debt… owns the collateral..!!!
          Bring about the bankruptcies through price manipulation(after allowing them all to spend billions to do the necessary exploration and development work).
          Is this any different to the price suppression game in PM’s…NO.
          Oil and Gold are the “liquidity” and the “real wealth” of the globe. Stop the flow of both and we are in dire straits.

    • Jerry

      Low and behold. The American people have been lied to again. Iran has had nuclear weapons for years. The MSM has done their work again.

  21. Bob Lamb

    Deuteronomy 28:
    1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

    2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God……..

    12 The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand:…….

    15 ¶But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:…..

    24 The Lord shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

    • Jeff L

      Telling scripture Bob. Not only have we turned away from God but we have the anti-christ running the show.

  22. Hank

    Thanks Greg. Another excellent weekly wrap-up.

    -With the plight of California, it’s time for us all to learn how (again) to plant a garden to grow some of our own food.

    -The Dems may not realize it yet, but they risk losing an entire generation of voters with their lying (Reid, Obama, Hillary, Sharpton et al) and bass-ackwards (Iran-Israel) initiatives.

    -I wonder if many in our military would actually fire upon the IDF (Israel) in defense of Iran if the Obama/Jarret team were to order such a crazy thing; I think that a majority would see such an order as illegal.

    • JC Davis

      Hank. American soldiers are so well trained to obey commands. They know if they don’t obey commands there friends could die. They will do what ever there told.

  23. Southern Patriot

    Israel, now knows what we Americans have known for the past 6 years, Obama’s word is worthless! He should never be trusted, especially when your country’s life depends on having a trusted friend by your side!
    Oh, Israel do you feel the knife in your back? That’s a gift of fundamental change from this administration! And while we’re at it, far too many of our politicians don’t give a tinker’s damn about the John & Jane Does of this country. They can no longer be trusted to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States . Be prepared for what’s to come because TSIHTF as we speak. SP

    • susan

      thumbs up, southern patriot.

    • Silence is Golden

      Obama is the mouthpiece of his minders…..not unlike those that preceded him. The same ones who created the State of Israel….and who will continue to divide the nation and the globe. They are endemic to all facets of society and are the invisible hand of government.

  24. Diane Ryan

    The PTB are patient and smart. They have us totally distracted by the affairs in other sovereign nations including Israel. Bush drew ‘a line in the sand’ TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO and we are still bogged down in that sand. Meanwhile America burns.

    NAFTA and other treasonous agreements have destroyed our manufacturing base. Our gates (borders) are purposely left wide open to force us into the North American Union and destroy our sovereignty. The militarized Police State, Patriot Act, NDAA have cooked the proverbial frog. Operation Jade Helm is in our face. Its goal is clearly to indoctrinate Americans to martial law and reporting the remnant of Patriots for ‘extracting’ (kidnapping) and yes, purging. Once this is accomplished the 30,000 drones (remember them?) will be unleashed on American citizens. If you are reading this, you are most likely to have already been identified as a likely ‘domestic enemy combatant’.

    Stop playing the game of ‘Fantasy Tyrants’ with everyone having a game plan to interfere with the affairs of foreign, sovereign nations and wage war against them. The real war is on US soil.
    Greg, please consider interviewing the likes of Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers and Constitution Party 2008 Presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin (endorsed by Ron Paul).

    • eddiemd

      Domestic enemy combatant. Good one.

      I have been 15 years out from exiting the army and still receive post cards from army PERSCOM. They keep finding me even when I am avoiding them.

      I tried to resign my commission in the inactive reserve but was told that it was not possible.

      Anyone who signed up is on the list somewhere. The more advanced military training that you have, the more likely they know who you are. I have no doubt that they track on vets who have attended SOF training. Force multiplier capability, raids and ambushes, clandestine commo, field medicine, target acquisition, insurgency/counterinsurgency techniques….you know, something like Jade Helm.

    • Silence is Golden

      Much truth about the “Enemy from within”.

  25. Tom Cunningham

    Hi Greg,

    Here in Reno, NV, the local water authority (TMWA) has requested that we cut back on our water usage by 10% from now through the summer. They are not mandatory restrictions at this point, but if things continue, I feel they will be. The Truckee River that runs through town (from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake) already is almost down to a trickle and we are barely in to April.

    I hope we get a good winter 2015-16 or we will be in the same shape if not worse than California. Keep up the great work.


    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Tom for the real world reporting!!

    • Tom Cunningham


      I forgot to mention that there was a collective cheer here in Northern Nevada when Harry Reid announced that he would not be running for re-election. The only reason that Harry Reid won re-election in 2010 was due to the SEIU thugs that are in his pocket in Las Vegas. I see many bumper stickers to this day in the north that state “Harry Reid does not speak for this Nevadan”.

      Word around the campfire is that our governor (Brian Sandoval – R) may throw his hat into the ring and run for his seat in 2016. Governor Sandoval is well liked in the state, but he has been subverting the will of the people during the legislative session that is currently going on in Carson City. Example: The state overwhelmingly voted down a proposed margin tax this past November, and now a similar tax is being proposed by the Governor and will easily make it through the State Legislature since the Republicans have control of both the assembly and the Senate. Back door politics do not sit well with the voters here, especially in the north.

      We do have so other potential good candidates for that seat come 2016. Congressman Mark Amodei – R and Former Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki come to mind.

      Keep up the great work.


      • Greg Hunter

        Thank you Tom for the street level reporting!!

        • Tom Cunningham

          Hi Greg,

          Thanks for the kind words. I try to call it like I see it without letting personal opinions get in the way.


    • JC Davis

      The best price for water filters I found.
      I hope you the best Tom. Keep us informed.

      • diane

        got a virus warning from your water filter link

        • JC Davis

          Strange , Diane I have bought many threw this site. So many viruses in the computer world. What program can catch them all ? I was told companies own patents about viruses they don’t share just to make money from there antivirus programs.

    • Jeff L

      “I hope we get a good winter 2015-16 ” We’ve been saying that for 4 years. fwiw we are returning to the average climate of the last 1000 years. These last few decades of “above average” rainfall are just that………

  26. Gene

    Dear Mr. Hunter:
    Interesting developments:
    – Iran, in effect, called Obama a liar, because he misrepresented the very favorable terms Iran has obtained from the US government;
    – Arab states are forming their own army, rather than depend on the US government for their protection; and
    – Germany and France negotiated the Minsk agreement with Russia without the involvement of the the US government.
    These strongly indicate that the US government is losing influence. And if it cannot be influential in another way, it is more likely to try to control events by direct military and financial intervention.
    It seems we are that much closer to the “horrific war” that Israel fears.
    Obviously, the US government will not save us, and we cannot save ourselves. We can only rely on our true Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who has indeed risen from the dead, as He said He would (John 2:19-21).

  27. paul

    Happy Easter Greg … you know Christ works in mysterious ways … isn’t it a blessing that the Sunni Arabs and Israel are finally getting together as “brothers” once more in the face of a common enemy … and it is a blessing that the women and children of Iran won’t suffer under sanctions anymore … as for the Iranian nuclear deal “please don’t be so upset” because any nuclear weapon physicist can tell you … that curtailing centrifuges or even bombing deep underground nuclear facilities will not prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons (if they don’t already have them) because weapon technology has advanced so much that almost anyone can construct a nuclear weapon from simple depleted uranium (the US military has already scattered around all of Iraq) or simply use waste uranium from an electric nuclear reactor.
    As for Israel being threatened by these “easily made” nuclear weapons that can’t be denied to Iran because nuclear technology has advance so much that “almost anyone can build one” … Israel will have to depend on the threat of nuclear retaliation against Iran in the same way the US and Russia does to prevent a nuclear war.

    As for the California drought … God blessed us by gaving us the ability to use our logic to invent and build “floating water desalination plants” (many are in use today in Saudi Arabia) … so why doesn’t the California Governor request a few of these plants from the US Government (we likely have them in our strategic reserve for just such an emergency).

    And to bless the American people this Easter … the US Government should try to find it in their heart to begin a QE program “for the people” … write out checks to each family (instead of each bank) … better yet “make these monthly checks” that the people can spend on food, clothing, etc. to get the economy booming again.

    With blessings such as these … the world will gradually become a better and less stressful place … and thus may even help to reduce the violence we see in Chicago.

    • Greg Hunter

      I am freaked out by all of this. The only thing that keeps me calm is I know God is fully in charge. Happy Easter to you and yours.

      • Desert Rose

        It freaks me out too….thanks for saying so.
        God is in charge; maybe God is letting us sort our selves out, like the wheat from the chaff.
        Happy Easter and Thank you,

  28. Paul from Indiana

    California and Gov. Moonbeam are as bad as Obama and Iran’s nukes. California could already have desalinization plants up and running if ol’ Gov. Moonbeam would ditch his cockamamie ideas like rapid-transit trains and other needless stuff. But the big government “we know better types” are all about control, and this “emergency” plays right into that. Good grief. Best always. PM

  29. Paul from Indiana

    OK, here’s the lowdown on Obama’s nuke “deal” with Iran. Obama is banking that nothing ever really comes of it, and in the meantime, he has given Iran years of precious, uninhibited time in development while he went into this grandiose, dramatic stall. He knows this “deal” will never pass Congress, and even if it does, the “deal” is not really restrictive, so either way, our Muslim-in-Chief and his anti-US/anti-West buddies are high and dry. In the meantime, this pernicious Impostor “gave” Iraq to Iran in exchange for getting a “deal”. They got the deal, and all of us got the shaft. Had enough yet? Best always. PM

  30. eddiemd

    A Blessed Resurrection Faith Day to you,

    It is no small wonder that southern California is considered hostile as part of Jade Helm. That part of the state is at the end of the water flow from the north and Colorado River.

    John 14:21
    He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and I will manifest myself unto him.

    Hebrews 13:8

    Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.

    Ephesians 6:12

    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    Demonic princes rule governments, geographic areas, individuals, religions, and countries since the ancient times. Nothing new under the sun.

  31. Clint Bower Sr.

    Your Friday Comments were right on!!! The drought story remains very Important not only about food but as you know Calif. has one of the largest economies in the world as they we get pulled into it.This A.M. I read a story that the city of Dublin Calif has been approved by the local Govt. to commence construction of a $33 million dollar water park.
    This is what our leaders are doing to us.as you said PRAY FOR ALL OF US.

    Clint Bower

  32. Bonnie

    Thanks Greg for another great Friday wrap up. There’s a great article by James Phillips from the Heritage Foundation regarding the so called Iran deal .They have a map on how far their nukes could reach. “An Agreement in Principle with Iran with no Principles” God Bless

  33. Jordi C.

    Greg, do you favor the U.S. intervention in Ukraine? it seems to me that Ukraine bullied the Tussians living in Ukraine for a time, so Russia said “enough!”.

    My wife is Russian, and it seems there’s a long of bad blood between Russia and Ukraine (mostly Polititicnas are to blame).

    • Greg Hunter

      Jordi C.
      Absolutely not.

      • Jordi C.

        Thanks for The clarification Greg. I am new to watching your site. Do you have any review or Dis you interview Antoni With know she about The condlixt in Eastern Europe?

  34. Don

    Greg, may you find the Lord’s presence very near this Easter and his wisdom guide you into his good pleasure for your life and your families. You are doing a good service to humanity as well as sharing some of God’s treasure placed in your heart. We are brothers by God’s effectual working. Thanks again my friend

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Don for the blessings.

  35. OutLookingIn

    Greg, the TRUTH is indeed powerful.


  36. James Hastings

    Iran: will smite all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem….their flesh shall rot while they are still on their feet, their eyes shall rot in their sockets, and their tongues shall rot in their mouths…

    Economy: Be not one of those who gives pledges, who become surety for debts.
    and he who earns wages, earns wages to put into a bag with holes…

    California: Therefor the heavens above you have withheld the dew, and the earth has withheld its produce. And I have called for a draught upon the land and the hills, upon the grain, the new wine, the oil, upon what the ground brings forth, upon men and cattle, and upon all their labors.

    Chicago: Will not your debtors suddenly arise, and those awake who will make you tremble. Then you will be booty for them. Because you have plundered many nations, all the remnant of the peoples shall PLUNDER you, for the blood of men and violence to the earth, to CITIES and all who dwell therein.

    Liars: For there are many insubordinate men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially the circumcision party, they must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for BASE GAIN what they have no right to teach. One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons”. This testimony is true.

    I happen to stumble across these words of wisdom in an old book. No cover….just well worn pages. I wonder….

  37. James Hastings

    P.S. Another good rap-up. …..

  38. gregd

    To bad its just not the people who voted for him that would contract this. (and the politicians who refused to impeach him)

  39. Colin - 'the farmer from NZ'

    Hi Greg
    Thanks for another great WNW and wishing you a nice easter break.

    • Greg Hunter

      You too Col. Peace.

  40. RTW

    Well, here we are with another conundrum regarding Iran. Obama is pontificating to everyone that this was a great deal and outlined “some” of the details. Iran is also out there telling their understanding of the deal. The problem is that the two recollections are miles apart. Who do you believe? Having endured six plus years of our “prevaricator in chief” As bad as it sounds, I am leaning toward the Iran version. We have witnessed over and over again how well Obama can get out and distort things to compel the drones to sit in awe of his magnificence. He can read a teleprompter like no other, I’ll give him that. He has always been long on rhetoric and short of truth. He is also getting his advice, on Iran, from a very good source, which is his Senior White House advisor, (Iranian Born), Valerie Jarrett. She is probably whispering in his ear, that he can unequivocally trust her kinsmen and take them at their word. She also probably assured him that, those who are yelling “Death to America” are just a few misguided, petulant youths who are just blowing off a little steam. (Kind of like what those rascals did at Benghazi, according to Mrs. Clinton). It has been reported that Obama doesn’t do too much thinking without running it past Valerie. So there you have it. She cut her teeth in the City of Chicago and learned a great deal from the Masters. Knowledge that is being put to good use in Washington D.C. , as misguided as it is. We must never lose our faith, it’s all we have to keep us sane. Have a happy Easter.

  41. Evan J

    Dear Greg,

    I hope you have a peaceful Easter and may the Lord’s blessings rain down on you, your family, and all of us. May we live in the glory and light of Truth and the One and Highest Love, for when our hearts are open and can receive it, there is no room for fear. Remember, it is not so important when we die, it is the state of being we are in when it happens – either in Love or in fear. Stand in the Light always. Blessings. EJ

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Evan J for the Easter blessings. Happy Easter to you and yours.

  42. JC Davis

    Paul. Thanks for the Friday night documentary.

    • paul

      JC … we here at WatchDog are trying to wake up America … but sadly most people in America have been drugged to the point of becoming walking zombies. We have 1% of the people (psychiatrists) determining that the other 99% of the people are crazy (when it is actually the other way around).
      The Cabal supports these “loony tune” psychiatrists because it gives them power to “involuntarily commit” who ever they deem a dissident (like someone who believes in freedom or the Constitution, etc.) to a FEMA concentration camp. Their plan is to screen “the entire population of the US” for imagined “mental problems” as a means of social control and an easy way to lock up dissidents … the mental slaughter and drugging of our children going on today is unconscionable … and produces people like Marilyn Albright who think the killing of 500,000 Iraqi children is “worth it” and no big deal because right here in America 50 million school children are being drugged and made “brain dead” by psychiatrists on the payroll of Big Pharma.

      • JC Davis

        Paul I agree 100 % I avoid doctors at all cost. I have been treating myself with mushrooms, and wild plants. Asthma is almost totally gone, no more allergies, and threw much prayer I no longer have spinal stenosis. The list goes on.

  43. JeanniB

    What you didn’t say about the water ban in California is that it doesn’t apply to large agricultural farms, nestle’s still able to fill bottles with that same water, fracking is still continuing never mind fracking had totally poisoned TWO of the largest aquifers in CA.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you for adding this to the post JeanniB.

  44. Art Barnes

    Greg, forget to mention the jobs report of only 123,000 added last month, the gooberment was expecting twice that, want to know how the market will react to such dismal numbers? CNBC & the financial media will spin it positive because it will give the FED an excuse to take interest rate hikes off their near term agenda, maybe the FED will issue a statement such as …”employments continues somewhat to suffer from head winds in some sectors and as such a more prudent patience resistance to discount rate interest elevations should to be considered and although there are signs that employment is suffering from normal seasonal extremes associated with average quarterly first quarter fluctuations, caution in applying hardened policy concerning Federal rate applications should be lightly tethered to accommodate conditions which are not related to seasonal abnormal patters of employment.” The spin will be a full court press in light of the latest growth rate report (GDP) & the double whammy of the latest jobs report, look for Wall Street to jump up and clap and market many more dummies in. Lastly, as always, appreciate your very good work; Happy Easter, from the western front, ab

  45. Mason

    Dear Greg,
    I hope you have a great Easter and thank you for the excellent Weekly News Wrap-Up once again!

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Mason for your comment and support.

  46. dale bennion

    Here is a man who has found his calling. Thank you Greg Hunter!

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Dale and Happy Easter to you.

  47. Agent P

    Has anyone ever bothered to ask: ‘Why the obsession with Iran…?’

    The security of Israel? Please…

    Terrifying-terrorism? Sure thing…

    ‘Rogue’ nation gone wild? Since 1953…

    How about something a little less jingoistic rah-rah/Kill ’em all and let Gawd sort ’em out/hyper-dispensationalist, explanation?

    – Like, making sure that area of the world remains in a state of chaos, just enough to ensure that AIPAC-led U.S. foreign policy keeps oil flowing and the correct form of paying for that oil remains in tact? In other words, a continuation of Western-led ‘stability’ of the region…? And $$$…?

    – Like, maintaining a geo-strategic buffer zone for ongoing operations to encircle Russia and then China, thereby keeping those nations from opening further arteries of trade and cooperation, which would in turn, put a ~slight~ crimp in the $transactive function of current global trade mechanisms…?

    – The U.S. will blindly $bankrupt itself pursuing these policies, but that won’t stop the Sean Hannity brigade from pounding the pulpit that at any time we could be the target of an Ayatollah’s suitcase nuke on the half-shell… Enjoy your chains…

  48. Robert E. Salt

    The latest Big Lie is the one about the Germanwings plane that went down in the Alps. The news media continues to embellish a wild story about a copilot with severe depression who carried out a plan to crash the plane into a mountain. Witnesses tell how the plane was blown apart before it hit the mountain. Very small pieces were found over a large area. The consensus is that the U.S. Army accidently shot it down testing their new HELLADS weapon (High Energy Liquid Lasar Area Defense System).

  49. Mike from the North

    There are so many lies that many of us recognize for what they are.

    The more we try to point out these lies the more people look at us as if we are losing our minds.

    For now the lies are controlling the masses.

    We here all know that when the tide finally turns in will turn quickly and from there will come eventual chaos.

    What happens this week with Greece may begin moving the masses to the truth. The World is drowning in DEBT.

    On the issue of water shortages. I was in SO CAL last month and on the surface all seems well.

    To close ALL IS NOT WELL even if many refuse to believe our message.

    Only thing left in my mind is to wait for the big unwind, reset and maybe major war.

    Not one person close to me has taken any steps to prepare.

    To that reality I have failed.

    Possibly the greatest failure of my life.

  50. Mason

    Covering-Up Obama-Boehner Conspiracy:

    An excerpt from Martin Armstrong’s Blog:
    “The Department of Justice (DOJ) has illustrated just how corrupt Washington really is. Yes they indicted Menendez, but they let Lois Lerner walk. Lois Lerner is the IRS former executive who was at the heart of a scandal involving the deliberate targeting of political opponents of the Obama administration. The DOJ has waited for almost two years ago to dispose of this case quietly even after Lerner herself apologized for targeting Tea Party groups attempting to qualify for tax-exempt status. So how can she just walk away?

    The answer lies in who is implicated. Sen. Bob Menendez was most likely the scapegoat for indicting him they pretend there is some justice. Indicting Lerner would mean a trial and she would then have to expose who told her to do target the Tea Party. That implicates other Democrats where as Menendez is on his own.”

  51. Coalburner

    Nice job Greg:
    Easter wishes to you too.
    The California thing to me is a whole lot less food to feed the country. In the old days when I was young and before CA went broke fom stupidity, they would have already been dsalinating a lot more of the Pacific Ocean. The drought would be an aggravation not a desparate poblem.

  52. mattc


    An update on the latest schemes of George Soros.

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