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Russia warned Israel on Wednesday that attacking Iran would disastrous.Russian, Chinese, and Pakistani leadership have all gone on record, stating that should Iran be attacked, they will come to its aid militarily; all of these countries are nuclear armed. Israel should consider the consequences of such action for themselves,"
We learned in the brokerage business that self-regulation does not work. The players are simply too abusive, greedy and take the regulations to the edge. We saw that at MF global. All markets are rigged today. Twenty-five years ago perhaps 80% were rigged. The SEC and CFTC are well aware of this and aid and abet in the crimes. After the 1790s the US switched to a tariff system, which worked well. Then came WTO, NAFTA and CAFTA. Tariffs allowed government to fund itself by foreign corporations.
We’ve also pointed out that top American and Israeli experts say that Iran has not decided to build a nuclear bomb, and that – even if Iran ever does decide to build one – it would pose no real threat to the U.S. or Israel.Pat Buchanan echoes both facts, saying about Syria, “If its good for Al Qaeda, can it be good for us?”, noting Israel has 300 nukes, so Iran possessing a couple of nuclear bombs would pose no threat.
Washington had to learn as the 2002 anti-Chavez coup collapsed that the Venezuelan leader was a serious opponent who would not crack under pressure and at all times remained a clever strategist.Chavez described the unrest as an attempt to overthrow the Venezuelan government and called the residents of low-income urban quarters and villages to resist what he termed a fascist offensive.The legitimacy of Venezuela's electoral procedure is being challenged.
In a move that went largely unnoticed, the U.S. government unveiled a new counter-narcotics strategy for the northern border which will work towards closer cooperation with Canada in the war on drugs. This includes both countries strengthening integrated cross-border intelligence sharing and law enforcement operations. Canada has also released a comprehensive counter-terrorism plan aimed at combating the threats of domestic and international violent extremism. The separate U.S.-Canada undertakings are both tied to the Beyond the Border deal and efforts to establish a North American security perimeter.
As the Obama administration concludes a settlement with five major banks, quashing state investigations into rampant fraud related to home foreclosures, speculation in the mortgage-backed securities that caused the 2008 meltdown is once again picking up.Saturday's New York Times reported that Greg Lippmann, a former Deutsche Bank trader who made millions of dollars personally and $1.5 billion for Deutsche Bank by betting against mortgage-backed securities, at the same time his bank was selling them to clients, is back in business buying and selling these toxic assets.
The €130 billion-plus (US$172 billion) package of loans agreed by euro zone finance ministers will not protect Greece from bankruptcy. It merely postpones the inevitable, while European and international finance capital use Greece as a testing ground for their scorched-earth policy of savage austerity being rolled out across the continent.
In a secret program that is now admitted to be true, the United States government injected unknowing human ‘participants’ with highly toxic plutonium.
Slideshow of 24 Photos from the Liturgy of Repentance Demonstration at the White House.
Josh Ruebner argues that while the Obama administration is making budget cuts that are impoverishing and threatening the health and wellbeing of Americans, it is simultaneously increasing the US taxpayers’ subsidy to the Israeli war machine, helping it retain and colonize illegally-occupied Palestinian territories and commit grievous violations of Palestinian human rights – all contrary to US foreign policy objectives.
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