By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
Syria is the top story. Before the second round of Geneva peace talks even started, Iran was uninvited to the talks by the U.N. It was because Iran would not agree that the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, should be removed as part of any peace plan. The Syrian peace talks have turned into a name calling event with both sides posturing. This is why the headlines say things like peace talks get off to “Belligerent Start.” The Syrian Foreign Minister says, “The West claims to fight terrorism publically while they feed it privately.” Secretary of State John Kerry says there “is no way possible in the imagination” that Syrian president Assad should be allowed to stay in power. Kerry said Assad is “. . . a one-man super-magnet for terrorism.” Kerry and the Obama White House have long said Assad should go. Russian President Vladimir Putin cut a deal last year to remove Syria’s chemical weapons, and war was averted. Now, the U.S. is, once again, saying Assad should be removed from power as part of any peace plan. The Russians and the Iranians are not going along, and that means more war. The U.S. is considering more funding for the rebels who are, in part, al-Qaeda. The peace talks are solidifying the fact that more war is coming, and it will likely intensify. This shows that after 130,000 were killed in the bloody Syrian civil war, there is no end in sight.
Meanwhile, Israel stopped an attack on our embassy there. This was a foiled al-Qaeda bombing plan to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. Could someone explain the bad al Qaeda that wants to blow us up and the good al Qaeda that the U.S. wants to arm in Syria?
It also looks like the deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear program is on shaky ground. One CNN anchor called it “a train wreck.” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told CNN “not under any circumstances” would it destroy key parts of its nuclear program, such as thousands of centrifuges. This is a key component of enriching uranium needed for nuclear weapons. Iran has always maintained its nuclear program is for the peaceful production of energy. Many countries in the West, including the U.S., don’t buy that claim. It looks like there is no real deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear program, and that is going to mean trouble. Both Saudi Arabia and Israel are very upset by the Iranian nuclear program. They fear it could upset the balance of power in the Middle East. Both countries have made threats against Iran. Just this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “Iran’s military nuclear program must be stopped, and Iran’s military nuclear program will be stopped.” Netanyahu did not say how it would be stopped, but the prospects of a peaceful solution are not looking good.
Obama Care is in big trouble, and it might take down some big insurance companies. Moody’s is downgrading the outlook for the health insurance industry because of Obama Care. Moody’s says, “If these things don’t work, it may have a longer and more detrimental effect on the industry. . . ” Meanwhile, Accenture has been brought in to fix HealthCare.gov. It has to be done by mid-March. Some industry experts say that a half billion lines of code need to be fixed or added. If this is not done, one government document says the “healthcare law will be jeopardized.” How do you think the potential failure of Obama Care could affect the debt ceiling debate? You think the Obama Administration will need some cash to keep Obama Care and insurance companies solvent? You think the Republicans in Congress are going to give it to him? What a mess. This could not only bankrupt some insurance companies, but also the country.
There is no wonder why the President’s poll numbers are at fresh all-time lows. This is why the President and the Democratic Party want to change the conversation to “income inequality.” According to the polls, that is way down on the totem poll of priorities. The economy and jobs are one and two for the majority of Americans. You want to do something about income inequality? Stop the $35 billion a month of Fed banker bailouts. That is more than $400 billion a year! You want to really help people? Fix the economy. Don’t just keep giving us spin such as mind control headlines that use the word “recovery” when there is no real recovery.
Why isn’t the main stream media doing real stories such as continued money laundering by big banks? Whistleblower Everett Stern says money laundering for terrorists is still going on at HSBC. He blew the whistle last year, and HSBC bank paid a nearly $2 billion fine last year for laundering money for drug cartels and terrorists. Where is the NSA when it comes to this? You launder money for terrorists and you get fined? No jail time? No felony charges? Doesn’t the NSA call Edward Snowden a traitor? Hasn’t he been charged with multiple felonies? Isn’t laundering money for terrorists treason?
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