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FBI claims credit for stopping a terror attack it planned

FBI Capitol

Nearly every major post-9/11 terrorism-related prosecution has involved a sting operation, at the center of which is a government informant. In these cases, the informants — who work for money or are seeking leniency on criminal charges of their own — have crossed the line from merely observing potential criminal behavior …

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Study: US regime has killed 20-30 million people since WW2

American war machine George Bush

After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced perspective by pointing out that the United States had also been responsible for causing those …

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The Great Revealing: US Marshals expose biggest scandal in history

The Department of Justice — home of the US Marshals — has now blown the lid off of the biggest financial scandal in human history… after a highly covert three-year investigation. The LIBOR scandal has started the Great Revealing of Financial Tyranny. Mass arrests must begin with mass charges, and …

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Bombshell: Leaked UN treaty does ban guns

knotted gun United Nations

Treacherous wording upholds “States” gun rights but not individuals. The text of the anticipated and hotly-contested United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has been leaked, with the treaty itself set to be adopted and signed by member States as early as tomorrow, July 27. President Obama, today joining the chorus for …

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This time had better be different: Australian Housing Prices and the Banks

In last week’s post I showed that there is a debt-financed, government-sponsored bubble in Australian house prices (click here and here for earlier installments on the same topic). This week I’ll consider what the bursting of this bubble could mean for the banks that have financed it. Figure 1 Betting the House For two decades after …

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Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney Bain Capital

How the GOP presidential candidate and his private equity firm staged an epic wealth grab, destroyed jobs – and stuck others with the bill. The great criticism of Mitt Romney, from both sides of the aisle, has always been that he doesn’t stand for anything. He’s a flip-flopper, they say, …

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Worldwide debt default is the only solution

Sovereign nations, state governments, Californian cities, small businesses, homeowners, middle-class families, recent graduates and all types of other individuals and entities around the world are facing the same growing problem… DEBT. While the European Union is in the spotlight at the moment, the debt crisis is arguably worse in the United …

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Saudi empire headed for collapse

Saudi King Salman

For the past eight decades Saudi Arabia has been careful. Using its vast oil wealth, it’s quietly spread its ultra-conservative brand of Islam throughout the Muslim world, secretly undermined secular regimes in its region, and prudently kept to the shadows while others did the fighting and dying. It was Saudi money that …

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JP Morgan Commodity Chief Blythe Masters leaves the sinking ship

Blythe Masters

A week ago we wrote: ‘While it has been public for a long time that i) JPM is eager to sell its physical commodities business and ii) the most likely buyer was little known Swiss-based Mercuria, there was nothing definitive released by JPM. Until moments ago, when Jamie Dimon formally announced …

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This guy took a gigantic loan to destroy the financial system

Enric Durán

In 2008, anticapitalist campaigner Enric Durán borrowed €492,000 ($642,306) from 39 different financial entities with absolutely no hope or intention of paying it back. But—as you might expect from an anti-capitalist campaigner—he didn’t spend it all on diamond kitchen knives and luxury frisbees. Instead, he ploughed it into a number …

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North Korea’s history of threats

North Korea army

North Korean People’s Army soldiers march at the Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang for the military parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, 10 October 2005. Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea reviewed the military parade. The Korean Peninsula …

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United States calls on Al-Qaeda to stage false flag attack in Syria

United States ISIS false flag Syria chemical attack

In a move that was entirely predictable, the US administration is once again threatening to bomb Syria if there is a “chemical weapons attack”. This was entirely predictable because that chemical attack script has been read out, with salty crocodile tears, fake concern, and mocked indignation by US talking heads …

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Steve Keen: “Can we avoid another financial crisis?”

Steve Keen Can we avoid another financial crisis

Economic theory is like a layer cake: Explanations within one layer make sense, but once you move to another layer, they no longer apply. Economist Steve Keen‘s new book “Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis?” is an illustrative example. The good news is that Keen accurately describes the current economic …

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Former General on Fox News: we must ‘start killing Russians’

Robert H. Scales kill russians

On this video from Fox ‘News’: At 3:30, Lou Dobbs asks Robert H. Scales, a Fox News military analyst and former US General: “What do you expect” in Ukraine? At 3:35 he answers: “In the Ukraine, the only way that the United States can have any effect in this region and turn the tide is …

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Saudi Arabia: US blew up World Trade Center to create ‘War on Terror’

World Trade Center Saudi Arabia

The Saudi press is still furious over the U.S. Senate’s unanimous vote approving a bill that allows the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. This time, the London-based Al-Hayat daily has claimed that the U.S. planned the attacks on the World Trade Center in order to create a global war on terror.  The article, written by Saudi …

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WikiLeaks shut down by American hackers

WikiLeaks remains offline after days of distributed denial-of-service attacks rendered the website inaccessible. Now a group calling themselves AntiLeaks is taking credit and says their actions are in protest to the whistleblower site’s founder. Through Twitter on Wednesday, the self-proclaimed leader of a group going by the name AntiLeaks says …

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Fed raises interest rates…now what?

Federal Reserve interest rate rise

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group This week, the Federal Reserve voted to raise interest rates a quarter of a percent to 0.5%, the first rate rise since 2006. But this wasn’t the only bold announcement the Fed made. In a report released the same day, titled “Economic Projections“, they predicted that by 2018 they …

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US government approval rating hits all-time low 18%

US flag upside down

Numbers from the latest Gallup poll reveal Americans’ confidence in the two-party dominated system has hit an all-time low, with only 18 percent saying they’re satisfied with the way the nation is being run. “This is the lowest government satisfaction rating in Gallup’s history of asking the question dating back …

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