Posts tagged ‘Israel’
By Thomás Aengus Cléirigh
There is no defence in this kind of indiscriminate shelling of a public beach: This perfect example of a war crime and crimes against humanity: Where is the UN now: Blatant disregard for human life!
Israel is losing many friends as it continues to murder innocent people. Israel is now just as bad as the Nazis were as far as I can see Gaza is no more that the world’s largest ghetto and Jews are now the brutal guards! Shame on you Israel .The world will turn is back on you!
STOP THIS MURDER NOW!
China Fires Shot Across Petrodollar Bow: Shanghai Futures Exchange May Price Crude Oil Futures In Yuan
by Tyler Durden
With the US shale revolution set to make America the largest exporter of crude,
however briefly, the influence of Saudi oil is rapidly declining. This has been
felt most recently in the cold shoulder the US gave Saudi Arabia and Qatar first
over the Syrian debacle, and subsequently in its overtures to break the ice with
Iran over the stern objections of Israel and the Saudi lobby (for a good example
of this the most recent soundbites
by Prince bin Talal ). But despite the shifting commodity winds and the
superficial political jawboning, the reality is that nothing threatens the US
dollar’s hegemony in what many claim is the biggest pillar of the currency’s
reserve status – the petrodollar, which literally makes the USD
the only currency in which energy-strapped countries can transact in to purchase
energy. This may be changing soon following news that the Shanghai
Futures Exchange could price its crude oil futures contract in yuan, its
chairman said on Thursday, adding that the bourse is speeding up preparatory
work to secure regulatory approvals.……………
- China Fires Shot Across Petrodollar Bow: Shanghai Futures Exchange May Price Crude Oil Futures In Yuan! (socioecohistory.wordpress.com)
- ZeroHedge – China Fires Shot Across Petrodollar Bow: Shanghai Futures Exchange May Price Crude Oil Futures In Yuan – 21 November 2013 (lucas2012infos.wordpress.com)
- And So It Starts: the End of the Dollar (ncrenegade.com)
Mr Gunter Grass published this poem ” What must be said” and caused quite a stir last week here in Germany
BY Günter Grass
Why have I kept silent, held back so long, on something openly practiced in
war games, at the end of which those of us
who survive will at best be footnotes?
It’s the alleged right to a first strike
that could destroy an Iranian people
subjugated by a loudmouth
and gathered in organized rallies,
because an atom bomb may be being
developed within his arc of power.
Yet why do I hesitate to name
that other land in which
for years—although kept secret—
a growing nuclear power has existed
beyond supervision or verification,
subject to no inspection of any kind?
This general silence on the facts,
before which my own silence has bowed,
seems to me a troubling lie, and compels
me toward a likely punishment
the moment it’s flouted:
the verdict “Anti-semitism” falls easily.
But now that my own country,
brought in time after time
for questioning about its own crimes,
profound and beyond compare,
is said to be the departure point,
(on what is merely business,
though easily declared an act of reparation)
for yet another submarine equipped
to transport nuclear warheads
to Israel, where not a single atom bomb
has yet been proved to exist, with fear alone
the only evidence, I’ll say what must be said.
But why have I kept silent till now?
Because I thought my own origins,
Tarnished by a stain that can never be removed,
meant I could not expect Israel, a land
to which I am, and always will be, attached,
to accept this open declaration of the truth.
Why only now, grown old,
and with what ink remains, do I say:
Israel’s atomic power endangers
an already fragile world peace?
Because what must be said
may be too late tomorrow;
and because—burdend enough as Germans—
we may be providing material for a crime
that is foreseeable, so that our complicity
wil not be expunged by any
of the usual excuses.
And granted: I’ve broken my silence
because I’m sick of the West’s hypocrisy;
and I hope too that many may be freed
from their silence, may demand
that those responsible for the open danger
we face renounce the use of force,
may insist that the governments of
both Iran and Israel allow an international authority
free and open inspection of
the nuclear potential and capability of both.
No other course offers help
to Israelis and Palestinians alike,
to all those living side by side in emnity
in this region occupied by illusions,
and ultimately, to all of us.
Translated by Breon Mitchell
Have you noticed how expensive petrol is these days? It now costs over €100 to fill up an average family car. In Ussher’s Quay the other day, there was a tailback of cars because a petrol station decided to offer a cut-price deal on petrol.
Why is the price of fuel going up?
Lots of media coverage is focusing on the Straits of Hormuz and the sabre-rattling between Iran, America and Israel at a time when Syria burns in the background. We are told that old-fashioned supply problems can explain the price of oil. Then, last Thursday, the main oilman in Saudi Arabia told us to chill out there was loads of the stuff left and there wouldn’t be any supply problems. Of course, this is all playing out against a background where the proponents of ‘peak oil’ argue that the stuff is running out anyway.
But might there be another reason that petrol prices are so high? Is there anything else driving up the price of petrol at the pumps that could be closer to home?
The answer is yes. At the moment, the central banks of the world are responding to this mega-debt crisis and huge de-leveraging everywhere with lower and lower interest rates. Earlier this month, a report from the US Federal Reserve (www.federalreserve.gov) on the flow of funds in the US made for quite shocking reading if you are someone who worries about what central banks all around the world are doing.
The report reveals that the Fed bought 61 per cent of the net new debt the US government issued last year. Before the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve used to buy small amounts, but not the lion’s share of the US government’s debt. This is quantitative easing like we have never seen before.
One way of putting all this into context is to examine how much this is in terms of US total income. This is particularly important right now in order to ascertain whether the US recovery is real or temporary.
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Western intelligence openly active in supporting and directing “rebel” forces in Libya.
Clearly, Assad is unlikely to resign from power, which creates the ideal media conflict between him and his western detractors.
Predictably, and once again, in this situation President Barack Obama‘s calls for sanctions against Syria and for its leader President Assad to “step down” from power are all part of a PR and diplomatic process designed to soften the ground for an impending NATO, or “coalition” group military intervention in Syria.
No one can deny the strategic importance of Syria on the grand chessboard. It’s bordering neighbors include no less than Israel, Turkey, Lebanon and most importantly now, Iraq. It is also a natural political ally of Iran and aligned firmly with the region’s last remaining independent militia, Hezbollah. To bring Syria under the globalist umbrella would be a key jewel on the globalist crown in their effort to control the entire Middle East and Central Asian region. In addition, Syria is one the region’s most economically independent sovereign states and possesses an incredible basket of natural resources. For all these reasons, Syria is a very high priority for globalist economic privatisation and dismantling of the state that is currently in place.
Israel’s stake in Syrian regime change is first and foremost- land. The Golan Heights, as well as its formerly occupied prize in the form of South Lebanon will be firmly within Israel’s grasp if the country should eventually come under US and European globalist control.
Unlike Saddam Hussein in Iraq, or Gaddafi in Libya, President Assad’s confidence in Syria’s ability to overcome the current western-backed coup is not misplaced optimism. Unlike other soft targets in the surrounding region, Syria maintains one of the largest, most loyal, and well-trained standing armies and air force operations in the region. They have state-of-the-art anti-aircraft defense systems in place, and a very sophisticated and well-oiled intelligence network, one which has given its near neighbor and traditional adversary, Israel, a very difficult time penetrating over the decades.
fullarticle at source here:http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article30062.html
I can’t make up my mind about this whole episode, why did
the Israeli embassy decide to get involved and where does this leave us the
people where is the independent candidate now? With this announcement we now
have the political class again dictate to us the people who the candidates
are! This is a real Henry ford one you
can have any colour as long as it is black!
I personally would not vote for MR. Norris but I think a candidate from outside the political vested interest groups was a welcome change. Well paddy you do what you are told and vote for who and what we say for seems to be the only game in town!