While their government spends trillions of dollars killing brown people for their oil, opium and other resources the people of America are drifting towards the biggest economic collapse this world has ever seen. (The link shows a very underestimated vision of the real cost such as the millions of dead, hurt, misplaced Iraqi’s and Afghanis and the hundreds of thousands of dying, sick and psychologically damaged US and other countries troops due to DU and having to live through the horrors of war but it does a nice job of showing some realities anyway)
What does that mean? It means people having to eat rats to survive and while rats actually don’t taste to bad (Musk rats which were a danger to Dutch dikes were served as a delicacy in a restaurant believe it or not.) eating wild rats to survive in the richest country in the world, I hope you’ll agree, is a sign of extreme poverty. If you think that will never happen, think again because it already does.
1.5 children are homeless in the shining house on the hill and 50 million people live under the poverty line and struggle to survive everyday without health care, daily food and work.
Poor people in las Vegas are living in underground rain drains to have a roof over their heads and are at risk of drowning whenever it rains and all over the US tent camps are springing up in forest areas.
For those of you interested to see and learn what happens when societies collapse (if only to be able to prepare) two places stand out for study. One of them of course is Greece and another is the once proud city of Detroit in the land of the free and the brave oppressed and the slaves, the good old US of A now better known as the Evil Empire.
The thing with these two examples of horrible economic collapse is that perhaps we are not the only ones studying what happens when jobs disappear and money becomes scares and the people is squeezed for ever more tax, fines and permit fees while they become more and more restricted in their movements through poverty, rising oil prices and no fly lists.
There are a couple of noteworthy differences between the two examples:
In Greece, a country who’s population suffered immensely but fought back bravely under the Nazi occupation and who also suffered greatly under the Military Junta there is much more solidarity and they have a tendency to demonstrate in huge numbers and direct their anger to the Elite, Government and the Finance institutions destroying the country.
In Detroit hundreds of thousands of people have simply moved away in search of jobs and the left over inhabitants find themselves more and more in a Mad Max situation in which ladies in their late seventies have to apply for gun permits and buy guns to protect themselves from the armed gangs roaming the streets.
In Greece young unemployed people will use violence against the police but it seems that there is no increased crime but more and more people become homeless and commit suicide each day.
Another noteworthy difference is the behaviour of the police. In Detroit and in the entire US the violence of police officers towards private citizens is increasing in multiple mind blowing ways( see here, here and here for just a few horrible examples).
In Greece the Police union representing two thirds of the entire police force has issued a statement in defence of their country and it’s citizenry and it is a searing indictment of the international financial elite wreaking havoc in their communities.
What is also interesting that while the Greek clearly pointed to their elite as the source of the problems with a good understanding of the political situation with regards to their position in society,
The citizens of Detroit and that goes for most of the US it citizens, until the advent of the occupy movement, are on the whole behaving as millionaires who are temporarily out of cash identifying completely with the 1% devastating their country and most of the world.
The same 1% whom we must presume are watching both situations with interest and if I was them with more than just a smidgen of trepidation because their entire future lies on what happens in these places next.
Will the Greek take back their country and return to the Drachma and begin to rebuild their economy causing the entire bloated over leveraged financial bubble machine to collapse or will the military industrial complex take over when the financial war can no longer be perpetrated?
Will the American people armed to the teeth and divided along racial and income lines turn on each other more and more descending into a civil war leaving the 1% to continue their goal of bankrupting the global population or will they finally wake up to the fact that they never have been and never will be millionaires like the 1% and take back their country thereby triggering the FEMA concentration camp activation and the use of military on the streets of cities like Detroit in order to shut down what was once a thriving free community?
With a US/NATO military build up of 100.000 troops (an insignificant number compared to the 70 million or so Iranians who sacrificed a million or so to defend the US paid Iraq war it is becoming clear that Iran is the next target of the US.
Two ships of the US Navy, the nuclear submarine USS Annapolis and the destroyer USS Momsen have passed through the Suez Canal into the Red Sea. Although their destination is confidential, they are now getting dangerously close to the Persian Gulf.
The ships’ passage was a major operation for the Suez administration as due to safety reasons they had to close off the canal to all other traffic and even shut down the bridge, disrupting the link between the banks for some four hours. The traffic on the roadways alongside the canal was also restricted, Interfax news agency reports.
With the mudstream media publishing horror stories about Muslims treating women like dirt and even killing them for giving birth to the wrong gender babies to keep up the hate of Muslims the countdown to WWIII pushes ahead.
Just to put these horror stories in perspective here are a few pointers to a more moderate view of these sporadic events in the Muslim community were murder in general is seen as a very evil thing (and don’t even get me started on the al CIAda instigated civil war massacres in Nigeria, Libya and Syria) and we are talking about a billion or so people here.
The Cable has obtained a copy of the draft resolution on Syria currently being discussed inside the U.N. Security Council. It calls on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to hand over power to his deputy and says additional measures would be taken if he doesn’t comply within 15 days.
U.N. Security Council diplomats are meeting behind closed doors on Friday to discuss what’s being called the Arab-European draft resolution on Syria. The Moroccan ambassador is presenting the draft resolution, which is designed to implement the recommendations of the Arab League transition plan laid out on Jan. 22.
The draft resolution condemns “the continued widespread and gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Syrian authorities,” demands that the Syrian government immediately put an end to all human rights violations, and calls on both sides to end attacks and violence immediately.
Throughout its history, America glorified wars in the name of peace. From inception, they’re perpetuated against one or more domestic or foreign adversaries.
They include mass killing, assaults and abuse. Pacifism’s called sissy or unpatriotic. Propaganda insists America’s peace-loving. In fact, more than ever today, it’s addicted to permanent war and violence.
Nonetheless, initiating them requires public support. Famed US journalist Walter Lippmann coined the phrase “manufacture of consent.” It’s a euphemism for mind control.
In 1917, George Creel first used it successfully to turn pacifist Americans into raging German-haters. It works the same way now. In 1916, Woodrow Wilson was reelected on a pledge of: “He Kept Us Out of War.” Straightaway, he began planning US involvement.
In April 1917, he established the Committee on Public Information (CPI or Creel Committee). It operated through August 1919. Its mission was enlisting public support for war and undermining opposition sentiment.
The area hit with the shells was near the border, and likely was a case of accidental fire, though it is sure to raise questions as to why the operations were so close to the contested border to begin with, even if no injuries were reported. The area around the mystery object is likely unoccupied, since cluster bombs have rendered it uninhabitable.
To all who still think that in the war of attrition between the USD and the EUR (because contrary to what some have “discovered” only recently, currency wars have been going on for a long, long time and will continue to do so, before morphing into trade and real wars), in which both currencies are doomed, and where the winner takes it all, if only for a few minutes, we bring to your attention the following most recent update out of the Pacific Rim (where incidentally the Shanghai Composite has resumed its relentless track lower with the obvious intention of closing 2011 at its 52 week low) in which we find i) that the dollar’s hegemonic control over the world is ending, and ii) that the mercantilist relationship so long sustained between China and the US, may be shifting and reversing, and in its next metamorphosis will see Japan buying the bonds of… China (although probably not for long – see next post). As Bloomberg reports, “Japan and China will promote direct trading of yen and yuan without using dollars and will encourage the development of a market for the exchange, to cut costs for companies, the Japanese government said.
Yet another indication that Syria could be the next target of a NATO-led military assault arrived today with the news that the United Arab Emirates is the latest country to urge its citizens to leave, as a deadline imposed by the Arab League for Syria to respond to its demand to send in observers passed without comment.
“Emiratis who are already in Syria are advised to avoid large gatherings of people, exercise caution and leave Syrian territory because of the current circumstances there,” Director of Nationals’ Affairs at the Ministry Ambassador Eissa Abdullah Al-Kalbani said.
The warning follows similar advisories by the U.S. Embassy in Damascus, which urged its citizens to leave Syria “immediately,” while Turkey’s foreign ministry told its citizens to avoid traveling through the country on their return home from Saudi Arabia.
With his Oct. 21 statement on our withdrawal of troops from Iraq by year-end, President Barack Obama is keeping his promise to the American people for complete withdrawal of U.S. troops and satisfying the Status of Forces Agreement with the Iraqi government. Mr. Obama declared that the U.S. and Iraq would have a “relationship between sovereign states, an equal partnership based on mutual interests and mutual respect.”
Yet even with the withdrawal under way, Mr. Obama’s actions continue to undermine the sovereignty of Iraq.
Even without the presence of U.S. troops, America’s footprint in Iraq is immense. In addition to the fortress near the site of Saddam Hussein’s palace, two additional, $100 million buildings are slated to be built outside Baghdad as mini-embassies in the north and south of Iraq. Iraqis know that U.S. troops acting as trainers will still be in Iraq, both as a permanent presence of less than 200 and as an undetermined presence of U.S. troops permanently stationed in neighboring countries. In addition to these troops and embassy personnel, a large and robust force of CIA agents are presumed to be on the ground. As one of the largest contingencies of foreign personnel in any sovereign nation, it is no surprise that Iraqis refused to bargain away their right to enforce their own laws by giving our troops immunity from prosecution.
The use of a huge personnel force, with a large number of private contractors, has even stoked the ire of some Republicans. Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, in a recent letter to President Obama expressed his dismay at the drastic increase of contractors as a private army in Iraq. “The American people have a right to know the past, present and future status of private security contractors in these regions,” Mr. Issa wrote. Taken a step further, the American people have a right to know that our stated withdrawal is far from a true withdrawal of our presence from Iraq.
For you information; Libya had the lowest debt per capita in the world and the argument of Gaddafi bombing his own people used to start the war in Libya was a lie.
A statement from
Maummar Gaddafi, April 5, 2011
“I am under attack by the biggest force in military history . . . Obama wants to kill me, to take away the freedom of our country, to take away our free housing, our free medicine, our free education, our free food, and replace it with American style thievery, called “capitalism,”
but all of us in the Third World know what that means, it means corporations run the countries, run the world, and the people suffer. So, there is no alternative for me . .
I do not wish to die, but if it comes to that, to save this land, my people, then so be it.”