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.
I think you are underestimating the Israelis. They don’t fight like the USA does. If someone shots at them from a building, then throws the rifle down and walks out side, American troops could not shoot them. The Israelis will shot them and will not be concerned about a PR backlash. They fight to win and they are fighting for the survival of their country.
The Iranians are seeking nukes and says that Israel has no right to exist. If it comes down to it, the Israelis will nuke the Iranians as a warning to the Egyptians and the rest of the Middle East.
Thanks for putting the Real News out. Reading the so called news papers to find out anything besides the latest celebs news is a waste of time. Keep up the good work
NO Charges at MF Global!!!! What a crock! but then the rule of law is dead here. We are back to the “Golden” Rule; he who has the GOLD (or cash) rules and only the poor get jail
I do not see a civil war in Syria since the Syrian Army is not fighting Syrians but Arabs from foreign countries who are members of Al Qaeda. These are not rebels but foreign fighters.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, what a breath of fresh air. The first news site I go to for truth and not many more. Please keep it going and keeping us informed.
Maybe Obama and the Pentagon is going to end the Fed. This will mean the world out side of the US will be stiff with worthless Fed dollars.
It wouldn’t be hard to print new dollars, that would be used within the US border. This change would scare the hell out of the rich folks but they are few. If you can get the middle income and the poor from going crazy, you got a window to a new system.
I think this can be pulled off, if the average Joe and Mary is told how 911 was a inside job and how the neocon’s took the Republic for a wild ride.
The rule of law and a new dollar is the only way to a new started, nothing can replace the rule of law.
The Pentagon is using the same rebels overseas, who were are so called enemies before. They are being let lose all around Israel and that is checkmate on the neocon’s. The people of Israel are not the enemy of the US. but the leadership in Israel have been foolish way to long.
Anyone who been watching this mess for 40 years, must see all the lies that got us to this point. I’m not over smart but when leaders tell are young men to attack people living in grass huts are people in caves with a couple goats. Something stinks to high heaven as the gold stacks up in the Swiss banks.
Great “cliff notes” version of the Medicare USA Today article 🙂
FYI – the real news this week (that I’ve only seen covered on The Watchers) is the Louisiana Sinkhole problem. It’s a large sinkhole that’s currently imploding and expanding, swallowing trees, etc. But, very scary: it’s only 1500 feet from a very large butane well that holds enough liquid gas to explode with the power of 100 Hiroshima bombs.
I’m praying that the sinkhole ceases to expand in the direction of the well. Perhaps we all might pray?
Verrry interesting Diane…Thanks for the post
Another fine example of how our mainstream media and two main presidential canidates talk about nothing. Correlation perhaps? I fully expect a megadose of nothing up through the election. Fortunatley there are alternatives. Thanks for the effort.
The USA is now on the 5 Yard Line
The main streem media is worse then the (leagalized thieves) i say. If there were 1 oz of back bone among them all it would be exposed nation wide. I realize there just tele prompter readers,but come on the nation deserves better.As they recieve there awards i can only hope they know GOD is watching them assist in corruption. The question is who is worse? the theif? or the one who assist the theif?
eccl 8:11 teaches when a crime is not brought to justice quickly it incresses more crime.
Obama’s 700 billion in cuts to Medicare come from cutting the size of payments to doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies…no loss of benefits. Additional savings come from rooting out the fraud in the system. Ryan’s 700 billion in cuts to Medicare come from reducing benefits while imposing a voucher system that funnels money directly to the insurance companies…completely ignoring the fraud in the system. Just so we’re clear.
so, you think the doctors can work for free?
The recent judgments by US courts that allows entities such as MFG and PFG to use customers assets as collateral and assert the priority of creditors over customers in case of bankruptcy is just another evidence of how wide spread this ponzi scheme is and how corrupt regulatory and legal institutions have become. We have to get out of the system. Period.
I really cannot understand how anybody can take Israel serious, just look at the map how far Israel and Iran are from each other. Then look at the size of Iran. Israel is way to big for their small boots, you could see it so clearly at the olimpics. How would the US react if Panama would tell the US every week that they gonna bomb them? I guess
most ppl forgot already their deserved defeat in Lebanon.
Just bluff that is all nothing more of the Israeli side. The mess the US made of middle east and even now they are continuing their hidden agenda for Syria and Iran.
I just met der Hans this week for a coffee, he sees things very clear, only it is our politicians/banks who are making a mess of this really truly nice world.
Jon Corzine not being prosecuted, well imagine that. In America today and everyday there are literally thousands of people who are arrested for petty theft at your local Walmart & Target stores. The difference I must assume is that your average petty thief didn’t steal enough!
As to Iran, Israel will wait until after the election. If Obama is reelected then anytime after the election will be a go because Obama will never sanction a strike and Israel can’t wait another 4 years. If Romney becomes president Israel will wait until he swears in and use the time for Iran to possibly capitulate with intentional rumors and or leaks that Romney will engage Iran soon after taking office. Romney may be the reason Iran backs down as they did when Reagan was sworn in in the hostage crisis of 79.
Greg: In re Corzine, you really should explore the ramifications of the Sentinel appeals court ruling. I have the sneaky suspicion that MFG and PFG were examples of the banksters “testing the waters” to see just how much they could steal with impunity. Now the Sentinel ruling courtesy of an Appeals Court that has obviously been bought and paid for. Essentially this ruling means that presumed segregated accounts, bank deposits, pensions, etc., i.e any asset you own that has counterparty risk, is open for looting. Both Ann Barnhardt and Karl Denninger have commented on this; it needs wider exposure from your excellent site.