Thursday, December 01, 2011
December 1, 2011
Afghanistan is, by far, the largest grower and exporter of opium in the world today, cultivating a 92 percent market share of the global opium trade. But what may shock many is the fact that the US military has been specifically tasked with guarding Afghan poppy fields, from which opium is derived, in order to protect this multibillion dollar industry that enriches Wall Street, the CIA, MI6, and various other groups that profit big time from this illicit drug trade scheme.
Prior to the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Afghanistan was hardly even a world player in growing poppy, which is used to produce both illegal heroin and pharmaceutical-grade morphine. In fact, the Taliban had been actively destroying poppy fields as part of an effort to rid the country of this harmful plant, as was reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on February 16, 2001, in a piece entitled, Nation’s opium production virtually wiped out (http://news.google.com/newspapers?n…).
But after 9/11, the US military-industrial complex quickly invaded Afghanistan and began facilitating the reinstatement of the country’s poppy industry. According to the United Nations Drug Control Program (UNDCP), opium cultivation increased by 657 percent in 2002 after the US military invaded the country under the direction of then-President George W. Bush (http://www.infowars.com/fox-news-ma…).
CIA responsible for reinstating opium industry in Afghanistan after 9/11
More recently, The New York Times (NYT) reported that the brother of current Afghan President Hamid Karzai had actually been on the payroll of the CIA for at least eight years prior to this information going public in 2009. Ahmed Wali Karzai was a crucial player in reinstating the country’s opium drug trade, known as Golden Crescent, and the CIA had been financing the endeavor behind the scenes (http://www.infowars.com/ny-times-af…).
“The Golden Crescent drug trade, launched by the CIA in the early 1980s, continues to be protected by US intelligence, in liaison with NATO occupation forces and the British military,” wrote Prof. Michel Chossudovsky in a 2007 report, before it was revealed that Ahmed Wali Karzai was on the CIA payroll. “The proceeds of this lucrative multibillion dollar contraband are deposited in Western banks. Almost the totality of revenues accrue to corporate interests and criminal syndicates outside Afghanistan” (http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/A…).
But the mainstream media has been peddling a different story to the American public. FOX News, for instance, aired a propaganda piece back in 2010 claiming that military personnel are having to protect the Afghan poppy fields, rather than destroy them, in order to keep the locals happy and to avoid a potential “security risk” — and FOX News reporter Geraldo Rivera can be heard blatantly lying about poppy farmers being financially supported by the Taliban, rather than the CIA and other foreign interests.
So while tens of thousands of Americans continue to be harmed or killed every year by overdoses from drugs originating from this illicit opium trade, and while cultivation of innocuous crops like marijuana and hemp remains illegal in the US, the American military is actively guarding the very poppy fields in Afghanistan that fuel the global drug trade. Something is terribly wrong with this picture.
This article originally appeared at Natural News.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
September 29, 2011
According to former CIA agents and historians participating in a forum held at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, in the early 1960s the U.S. government invented the so-called “Missile Gap” and wildly over-estimated the number of ICBMs the Soviet Union had.
How many ICBMs did the Soviets actually have? Four, according to declassified documents.
The Eisenhower administration used aerial reconnaissance and imaging satellites like the Corona Satellite to discover that the Soviets did not have the advanced technology to threaten the U.S.
As a growing number of historians have realized for years, the so-called Cold War was largely an illusion – known as “policy by press release” – invented by the military industrial complex, the same folks who are selling us new wars and conjured-up threats from the likes of al-Qaeda and now the so-called Haqqani network.
“The study of the Missile Gap period is especially relevant because it relates to today’s situation in Iraq, North Korea, and Iran, said historian and author Fred Kaplan and Timothy Naftali, director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and a former Harvard student,” writes Laya Anasu for The Crimson.
The invented Missile Gap – an extension of the supposed Bomber Gap – is part of a larger reality that we never hear about and is not revealed in most history books: the entire Soviet threat was invented by Wall Street and the international bankers.
In Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development 1945 to 1965 written by the late Antony Sutton, we discover that if not for a massive transfer of technology and money to the Bolsheviks in the 1920s and later, Russia would have remained an isolated and backwards rural society. Sutton drew his conclusions after reviewing State Department documents.
Antony Sutton: The Best Enemies Money Can Buy.
“Soviet exports in the late sixties were still those of a backward, underdeveloped country. They consisted chiefly of raw materials and semi-manufactured goods,” Sutton writes in the conclusion of his trilogy. “When manufactured goods were exported they were simple machine tools and vehicles based on Western designs, and they were exported to underdeveloped areas,” he writes.
And yet we were expected to believe at the time that the Soviet Union had developed and manufactured a burgeoning arsenal of sophisticated nuclear weapons.
“In the Bolshevik Revolution we see many of the same old faces that were responsible for creating the Federal Reserve System, initiating the graduated income tax, setting up the tax-free foundations and pushing us into WWI,” writes Gary Allen.
It was “a tiny oligarchical clique at the top” that created the Soviet Union, not because the elite are communists, but because communism is “a method to consolidate and control the wealth” and ultimately build ”an all-powerful world, socialist super-state,” a state we are now beginning to see as the bankers take down the global economy.
We need to keep this in mind as the elite, through their academics and corporate media, try to sell us new threats, for instance the Haqqani terror network recently pushed by the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Mike Mullen, as he lectured the Senate Armed Services Committee last week.
The corporate media reports that Haqqani is a veritable arm of Pakistan’s ISI, but what they don’t tell you is that the ISI is a creation of British intelligence – shepherded by Major General Walter Joseph Cawthorn, working for MI-6 – and the terror organizations now supposedly threatening the United States (and subsequently replacing the facile threat of the Soviet Union) were created through a collaboration between the ISI and the CIA, beginning in the early 1980s, a fact admitted by none other than the New York Times and Zbigniew Brzezinski.
The elite invent scary threats and push them off on us, knowing that we will usually take the bait, as the mass hysteria – and curtailment of our liberties – demonstrated after we were sold the fairy tale that a gaggle of Muslim cave dwellers made NORAD stand down and waved a magic wand that suspended the laws of physics of September 11, 2011.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
September 21, 2011
An innocent bystander exposed to mainstream corporate media (CorpoMedia) during the lead-up to 9/11/11 would likely conclude that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe that nineteen Arab boys armed with box cutters achieved the horrendous destruction of 9/11/01 despite the best efforts of the entire American security apparatus.
Innocent faith in the dignity of American leadership might shield the bystander from knowing that, despite successful suicide missions, many of those Arab boys are alive and well. Faith strong enough could also shield them from knowing that a scientific opinion poll taken in October of 2006 by the New York Times/CBS News revealed that 84% of American do not believe the official government explanation of the September 11, 2001 “terror attacks” (apparently, They soon put a damper on any more independent polls).
Blind faith might render the bystander clueless about the whole diabolical nightmare that set in motion “the long war” of greed trickling down from the pinnacles of “humanity,” rather than hatred bubbling up from below.
By allowing Them to get away with 9/11, have we virtually guaranteed another, possibly even more fiendish false flag “terrorist attack”? As George W. Bush said, “Fool me once, shame on…shame on you…you fool me—can’t get fooled again.” Whatever he really meant, the bottom line seems to be: We’re begging to be fooled, again.
Arguably, it might seem that the Bush crime family has done more damage to the USA—at least more damage to the commonwealth, or common good of America—than any other agent of damage. George H. W. Bush described with uncharacteristic eloquence the malignant mantra: “The continuous consolidation of wealth and power into higher, tighter and righter hands.”
But the Bushes, despite their tenacious and smarmy inhumanity are way down in the bush leagues compared to the owners of the ultimate—yes, the highest, tightest and rightest hands. They, you might say, have the world in their hands.
Who is Them…Who are They?
They have been around a long time…as long as “money”.
President Woodrow Wilson touched on who They are:
Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States—in the fields of commerce and manufacturing—are afraid of somebody. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.
President Wilson again:
A great industrial nation is controlled by it’s system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the world—no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men.
Of course They are masters of low profile, with a footprint not easy to identify because it’s so huge.
They are somebody to whom this quote by Nelson Rockefeller really means something:
The secret to success is to own nothing, but control everything.
But, well, control often demands ownership. And They are the ultimate owners of the “Federal Reserve” as well as Earth’s other private “central banks” currently bleeding virtually every nation. In the words of Niall Ferguson (from The House of Rothschild):
There are now only 5 nations on the world left without a Rothschild controlled central bank: Iran; North Korea; Sudan; Cuba; and Libya.”
They are who benefited most from America’s recent $23.7 trillion bankster bailout, and who keep so many gullible millions believing it was only $800 billion. More on Bankula in a moment.
America’s president is someone They allow to be president, as They allowed Bush Junior two terms, and will Probably allow Obama two terms—but hang on, 2012 might seem like a close one.
And if a president gets headstrong enough to imagine he might actually do something about private “central bank” bloodsucking, They assassinate them—even their brother, if need be.
Mick Jagger sang, in the Rolling Stone’s song Sympathy For The Devil: “I shout it out, who killed the Kennedys? When after all, it was you and me.”
Brilliant, because after all, who’s most to blame for letting Them amass ever greater power year after year? The same timid, faithful, sheepish you’s and me’s, generation after generation. And it wasn’t just Kennedy; see what all four assassinated US presidents had in common regarding private “central banking”.
They decide what will be “news”—and perhaps more importantly, what will not be news. Their seamless “neural neutralizer” network is already tightening its tentacles throughout the Internet, choking off the People’s final access to widespread truth. But soon, it might not matter….
Bankster bailouts…the last round of unprecedented bloodletting did nothing about the core problems, simply postponed criticality. Well, the sun is going down, and Bankula, Prince of Darkness, needs another fix; endless casino greed to cover mountains of toxic waste on the books. Problem is, the People have been bled so much already they are pasty, really watching their throats, and unlikely to gush more blood unless the scat is scared out of them, again. Well, perhaps you’ve noticed that They have increased their softening-up of us lately, serving more heaping portions of al Qaeda-flavored “…credible, though unconfirmed” reports of impending “terror attacks”.
Evidence seems to be mounting that They will pull off another 9/11—satanic enough this time for declaration of martial law to “…protect public safety.” But one might wonder, ten years after 9/11 and still no justice for Them, only reward, what good is evidence?
They pulled off 9/11 right in our faces. All the evidence—what happened before our eyes directly contradicts the “official story”. Can you think of ANY evidence that actually supports the “official story”? Ever notice how the less someone knows about what actually happened on 9/11 the more ardently they support the “official story”…and vice versa?
Shrill CorpoMedia talking heads jabbering about things they know nothing about, raving “conspiracy theory!” and spewing ad hominem attacks at “truthers”—that is NOT evidence.
Larry Silverstein, the New York real estate magnate who became the WTC leaseholder several months before 9/11 even admitted in a PBS documentary that “…they made the decision to pull” WTC 7, and they “…watched the building collapse” (more than twenty minutes after the BBC reported on a live feed that WTC 7 had already collapsed)!
WTC 7, a rock-solid 47-story steel-frame building was made ready to “pull” before 9/11. Why? Wouldn’t a discerning mind consider this fact irrefutable evidence of foreknowledge?
Foreknowledge…from certain special people being warned not to fly on 9/11 to the “lucky joke” that saved all Odigo employees, to put options on airline stocks, foreknowledge is very detailed and widespread. And rigging WTC 7 to be pulled before 9/11 is as solid as it gets—especially with Silverstein’s “confession”. Foreknowledge is what blows the “official story” to smithereens since the entire fairytale is based on 9/11 being a surprise attack.
To say the least, evidence of foreknowledge of 9/11 has such extensive scope and depth it’s hard to keep track of it all. Foreknowledge is there for all to see…or choose not to see….
While Silverstein profited enormously, check out who benefited most from official documentation destroyed by the pulling of WTC 7.(12) Yes, ultimately, it was Them. But of course They have done a superlative job of ensuring that most Americans who might actually believe the “official story” have never even heard of WTC 7; They’re good at that, and frankly, so are Americans.
Despite decently trustworthy polls and other indicators, the whole recent 9/11/11 pageant of propaganda and deceit was a spectacle predicated not only on the illusion that very few people question the “official story”, but that anyone one who does is a rabid lunatic needing to be waterboarded until confessing that they are terrorists. In all, it was a fantastically transparent example of just how far removed from reality CorpoMedia has become, as well as an example of the Prime Directive of CorpoMedia as a vehicle not to disseminate information, but to tell Americans strictly, exactly, what They want Americans to believe—truth be damned. Also, the sheer power of distraction, indirection and misdirection is immense and They use it shamelessly.
The truth…9/11 is a cancer metastasizing for ten years; a cancer that, if left untreated will consume us all. Until an actual, thorough investigation, as with most major crimes, instead of a simple whitewash, as with 9/11—until a genuine truth-seeking, “official” exposé, 9/11 will remain a horrible, lethal precedent.
How many people do you know who think for themselves, and, believe the “official story”? How many of them do you think actually know the official story, or at least the latest version of it?
If you think it’s far-fetched to believe They might pull off false flag evil even more sinister than 9/11 just for another round of massive record-breaking upward transfer of wealth, please learn as much as you can about what actually happened on 9/11—what all of the evidence says (at least evidence They weren’t able to have quickly destroyed). And, well, there is another reason…one even older than money….
Perpetual war gets difficult to justify, or even explain, without periodic, ever-increasing doses of fear.
9/11 ushered in the Global War on Terror…continuous war without a real adversary that, in the words of Dick Cheney, “Will likely last beyond our lifetimes.”
The war with no possibility of ever being won because there is nobody to surrender. Permanent war. Nothing produces more debt (profit) for Them, than war. Who wins a war became largely irrelevant after They started profiting from funding (indebting) both sides (oh, that magic of compound interest!). Permanent war is Their ticket to final total consolidation of Their control.
Remember that quaint old notion of peace? For Them, peace is simply a profit opportunity lost.
And it hardly matters who the new false flag atrocity is blamed on…Iran, Syria, Pakistan…the only thing that really matters is more war. War is job one.
Throughout his ministry, Jesus used force only one time.
At least the only record we have of Him using force: Jesus used a whip to drive the “money changers” from the temple (John 2:14-17). If our temple, Earth, is to continue supporting intelligent life, We!…all of us except Them, must follow the example set for us by Jesus.
For splendid reading about Them, please see The History of Money.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Sunday, September 04, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
A former juvenile court judge in Luzerne County, Pa., who accepted nearly $1 million to send children to for-profit detention centers has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.
News Desk August 11, 2011 20:56
A former juvenile court judge in Luzerne County, Pa., who accepted nearly $1 million to send juveniles to for-profit detention centers has been sentenced to 28 years in prison. The court also ordered the former judge, Mark Ciavarella Jr., to pay $1.17 million in restitution.
In what became known as the “kids for cash” scandal, Ciavarella and another former judge, Michael Conahan, received payments from the owner and builder of two privately-run juvenile detention facilities to close down the county’s own juvenile detention center and direct juvenile offenders to the private facilities, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
An investigation found that thousands of juveniles were shipped to the private centers on minor or questionable charges, the Associated Press reports. Half of the children who appeared before Ciavarella were not represented by a lawyer and were never advised of their right to counsel. Of those unrepresented children, up to 60 percent were ordered by Ciavarella to serve time at a detention facility. The more children they housed, the more profit the centers made.
In 2009, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court directed that all adjudications involving the roughly 4,000 children who appeared before Ciavarella between 2003 and 2008 be vacated and their records expunged.
In February, a federal court in Scranton, Pa., convicted Ciavarella of 12 charges, including racketeering conspiracy, filing false tax returns and money laundering.
"Mr. Ciavarella abused his position of trust and inflicted a deep and lasting wound on the community he vowed to service," U.S. Attorney Peter Smith said following the sentencing on Thursday, Reuters reports.
Ciavarella has insisted that he never accepted a bribe but only a finder’s fee for introducing the owner of the detention center business to a builder who was later awarded the contract to build the juvenile centers, the Christian Science Monitor reports. "Never took a dime to send a kid anywhere.... This case was about extortions and kickbacks, not about 'kids for cash,’ ” Ciavarella said after the verdict in February, according to the AP.
Conahan pleaded guilty last year to a single count of racketeering and is awaiting sentencing.
The U.S. Attorney's office said more than 30 local and state government officials and contractors have been convicted or are awaiting trial in the case, Reuters reports.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Aug 12, 2011
If Russian prime minister Putin’s recent description of America as “a parasite on the world” were reported by the US media, little doubt that most Americans would be infuriated. We are the virtuous people. Without us good guys to police the world there would be mayhem and wars everywhere, not merely the ones we started in the Middle East, Asia, and North Africa. Without the American white hats people everywhere would be starving and dying from natural disasters. It is us chosen ones who provide the rescue operations and good deeds. How dare the former KGB monster to slander our country!
Is it merely a coincidence that on August 11 the Swiss announced that they were discarding their monetary constitution that has prevented inflation in Switzerland and that has made their currency a safe haven for people everywhere who desired to protect their wealth, both small and large, from the predatory inflation practices of their own governments? Or is the Swiss announcement a result of America’s financial irresponsibility, the behavior of a parasite?
The Swiss said that they are forced to violate their monetary constitution, because the irresponsible practices of the United States and European Union monetary authorities are driving so many dollars and euros into Swiss francs that the franc has appreciated to astronomical heights and is threatening Switzerland with the collapse of their export markets and Gross Domestic Product.
The EU says it has no choice but to bail out its private banks as that is the policy of Washington, DC, and that it must print euros in order to bail out the banks. This policy is in violation of the charter of the European Central Bank, but what do rules and laws mean in today’s world? Nothing whatsoever.
Obviously, Washington is threatening the world not merely with war but also with inflation.
After announcing a massive printing of Swiss francs to absorb the inflow of dollars and euros so that the exchange value of the franc would not rise further, the Swiss government announced that it would peg its franc to the euro. That means that the Swiss will defend the pegged rate of exchange by printing enough francs to offset the inflows of euros. I think that the Swiss chose the euro as the peg over the US dollar because the majority of Swiss exports are to Europe rather than to the US.
Years ago China pegged its yuan to the US dollar, not to protect its currency from rising as a result of flight from the dollar, but in order to demonstrate that the money of what was seen as a questionable communist currency was “as good as the US dollar.”
Not long ago China was forced off the fixed peg by the amount of Chinese money creation necessary to maintain the peg. China substituted a “moving peg” that allows the Chinese currency to slowly appreciate against the dollar. The Chinese currency is rising as the dollar falls, but the “floating peg” is behind events. Consequently, China’s currency is over-valued with regard to the “superpower” dollar, and China is importing inflation by having to create yuan in order to maintain the floating peg as the dollar is declining faster than the peg.
Oil producing countries such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar have their currencies in a fixed peg to the dollar. If the dollar depreciates too much in currency markets, the price of oil tends to go up. In other words, oil producers can compensate for US dollar devaluation by hiking the oil price of their main export.
So, we can begin to see what Putin means. If the Americans are irresponsible with their monetary policy, if American banks have loans and credit default swaps to threatened European banks that require bailouts from the European Central Bank in order to protect the US banks as well as the solvency of the European private banks, if the price of oil, which is priced in dollars, goes up to the rest of the world because of US monetary irresponsibility, the entire world suffers from the Americans’ inability or unwillingness to put their house in order.
If anything, Putin understated the burden that America is on the world.
How much longer will the world put up with “the virtuous nation?”
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is the father of Reaganomics and the former head of policy at the Department of Treasury. He is a columnist and was previously an editor for the Wall Street Journal. His latest book, “How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds,” details why America is disintegrating.