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23 January 2013 @ 02:49 pm
Corporate Asymmetric World War III  
This piece gives the most cogent and clear explanation of how and why the globalists are employing terrorism and other underhand means to advance their agenda.

The Pentagon has already declared World War III
and President Barack Obama and the Congress never even carried out their constitutional duties to approve the use of American military power for war. 
Wayne Madsen
One might reasonably conclude that the United States has outsourced war. Presently, World War III is being conducted on two continents – Asia and Africa – with two others – Europe and South America – looming on the horizon. Today, wars are crafted by the upper one percent of wealthy elitists who, using non-governmental organizations, television networks, non — profit “think tanks,” and public relations firms, can declare war on nations without a whimper from elected public officials.
Symmetric warfare is no longer an option for the global elites. World Wars I and II severely affected the investments of many of the global elite families as a result of the destruction of cities, factories, railways, seaports, and other infrastructures. The Korean, Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli, and Iraq wars were messy affairs that also adversely affected markets and destroyed valuable infrastructures. The Cold War never developed into a hot nuclear war because of the doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD), which ensured that a nuclear first strike by either the West or the East would result in total annihilation of both sides, along with the rest of the world. Even a western military attack on China would have had disastrous results for the attackers, especially since China could retaliate with a nuclear counter-attack and wipe out the U.S. Seventh Fleet and its East Asian naval bases, including Okinawa and Guam. A new type of warfare was required by the elites: asymmetric warfare – the use of unconventional warfare tactics, including information warfare, by proxies, non-state actors, agents provocateur, and fifth columns.
Largely financed by hedge fund mega-tycoon George Soros and his Central Intelligence Agency interlocutors, our present asymmetric World War III was field tested just like any new product. The “themed” revolutions were market-tested first in Serbia, and then in Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan, to oust problematic governments that did not want to get on board with the dictates of the unelected and unaccountable real controllers of the financial and political destiny of the world.
Pro-western and pro-European Union governments, comprised of a number of individuals who were funded by Soros and other non-state operations established by the global elites, for example, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group, the Trilateral Commission, Freedom House, U.S. Institute of Peace, and others funded and supported by the Houses of Rothschild, Rockefeller, Mellon, and others saw to it that new governments took root in Belgrade, Kiev, Tbilisi, and Bishkek. These new governments were not elected but took power as a result of themed street rebellions, a new manifestation of unconventional warfare.
No longer did armies, navies, and air forces have to face each other across battlefields and battle zones and theaters of warfare. One merely had to embed fifth columnists and provocateurs inside a targeted nation's capital city, media, political party apparatus, and "civil society" infrastructure to bring about the defeat of the government outside the normal political process and replace it with a new government beholden to the desires of the central banks and global oligarchs.
The beginnings of the asymmetric world war began in Belgrade, Serbia when Otpor – a Serbian resistance movement dedicated to overthrowing the Slobodon Milosevic regime – launched the first “themed revolution.” Otpor’s symbol was a clenched fist, an emblem that would reappear in the future in other capital cities from Kiev to Cairo. Otpor received massive funding from a network of western contrivances, including George Soros’s Open Society Institute, the neo-conservative-infiltrated U.S. National Endowment for Democracy, and various European Union-funded NGOs that were intimately linked to Soros’s “democracy engineering” operations.
The playbook used for Otpor in Serbia and by similar organizations in toppling the governments of Georgia in the Rose Revolution, Ukraine in the Orange Revolution, and Kyrgyzstan in the Tulip Revolution, was developed by University of Massachusetts professor Gene Sharp, the founder of the Boston-based NGO, the Albert Einstein Institute, which helped train Otpor activists in civil disobedience and popular resistance campaigns designed to overthrow governments, those democratically-elected and those not. Albert Einstein Institute-trained provocateurs launched popular resistance campaigns around the world aimed at replacing governments unwilling to acquiesce to the dictates of Western elites. Internal opposition forces, all acolytes of Sharp, for instance Kmara, which helped install the pro-Western and pro-Israeli Mikheil Saakashvili in Georgia; Pora in Ukraine that propelled pro-NATO Viktor Yushchenko into the presidency; and KelKel in Kyrgyzstan that replaced Askar Akayev with the corrupt Kurmanbek Bakiyev.
The domino effect of the themed revolutions saw Serbs helping to overthrow the Georgian government, then Serbs and Georgians flocking to Kiev to oust the Ukrainian government, and Georgians and Ukrainians being directly involved in the insurrection in Bishkek. The neo-conservatives and Sharp had borrowed a page from the Communists and the international proletarian movement that saw Communist cadres fight against capitalists and fascists in foreign civil wars, for example, the Spanish Civil War and conflicts in Africa and Southeast Asia.

Full analysis http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2011/12/26/world-war-iii-first-asymmetric-war-long-pentagon-think-tanks.html

This is not the only asymmetrical war on humanity for profit and control, there is also the financial war planned by Weishaupt and Rothschild that has been in progress since the 18th century.
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clothcapclothcap on January 23rd, 2013 02:39 pm (UTC)
Libya updates via MT Jan 22
Clinton to deliver long-awaited Libya testimony, senator urges 'top-to-bottom ...
More than four months after the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in eastern Libya, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will deliver long-awaited testimony on the historic security failure. The secretary, after missing prior sessions before ...
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/22/senator-calls-for-top-to-bottom-review-state-department-ahead-clinton-testimony/
[Evens on "I know nothing." Or amnesia caused by inebriation, a brain tumor or brain damage caused by the plane crash in Iran]

Algeria Hostage Crisis: The Libya Connection
The terrorist leader who claimed to have mounted the deadly raid on an Algerian gas plant in the name of al Qaeda is the same one-eyed jihadist who once bragged his fighters “benefit” from the loose weapons streaming out of Libya, despite U.S. and ...
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/algeria-hostage-crisis-the-libya-connection/
[One-eyed bandit (looter and drugs runner) by his own admissiom]

Major Libyan delegation in Cairo for Book Fair
Tripoli, 22 January 2013: A 250-strong Libyan delegation headed by the Minister of Culture, Alhabib Al-Amin, arrived in the Egyptian capital today, Tuesday, for the Cairo International Book Fair which opens tomorrow, Wednesday, and lasts until 5 February.
http://www.libyaherald.com/2013/01/22/22366/

The French Mess in Mali and Libya
If you want an illustration of the law of unintended consequences, look no further than Mali. The drama that's been unfolding there over the past nine months, and that has taken a new turn in the past week, is a perfect illustration. Here's the background.
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/mali-libya-unintended-consequences-7997

How Explosives I Found In Libya Field May Have Ended Up With Algerian ...
The city had just fallen to the Libyan rebels, and journalist colleagues and I were being regularly alerted to evidence of atrocities committed by Gaddafi's elite 32nd or Khamis Brigade around their base in Salaheddin suburb. We found the bodies of a ...
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-explosives-i-found-in-libya-field-may-have-ended-up-with-algerian-terrorists-2013-1
[Scroll past the propaganda bs down to end where it is alleged yellowcake was discovered. Sarkozy and his sponsors, the Libya gov't had made an agreement for reactors to be built. The stuff was probably intended for them.]

Foreigners banned from using Egypt-Libya border crossing
The Libyan government has ordered a ban on foreigners using the border crossing at Musaid to enter the country. The ban, announced today, Tuesday, does not apply to Egyptians. The Interior Ministry's official spokesman, Magdi Al-Arafi, said that ...
http://www.libyaherald.com/2013/01/22/foreigners-banned-from-using-egypt-libya-border-crossing/

Algeria hostage crisis: why Libya is at fault
A Libyan defense force charged with making sure the nation's oil sector is secured said it was strengthening its lines along the western and southern borders given regional instability. A decision to use force to help ensure the territorial integrity ...
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2013/0122/Algeria-hostage-crisis-why-Libya-is-at-fault

Up in the Algeria Terror Attack
ABC News reports that the Algerian terrorist attack over last weekend involved a number of weapons and personnel who streamed in from Libya. That would be the country that the Obama-Clinton-Jarrett air war “liberated” in his first term.
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/01/22/weapons-from-libya-turned-up-in-the-algeria-terror-attack/

Libyan Parliament to Introduce Law Barring Qaddafi-Regime ...
A committee in Libya's Parliament is expected this week to introduce a draft “Political Isolation Law” barring former members of Qaddafi's regime from participating in the country's political process. One hundred and twenty five of the General ...
http://pomed.org/blog/2013/01/libya-to-present-isolation-law-barring-qaddafi-regime-officials-from-office.html/
[This is to avoid any chance of a return to the Jamihirya system of participatory democracy that gave power to the electorate, wanted by the majority of Libyans.]
Re: Libya updates via MT Jan 22 - clothcap on January 23rd, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
clothcapclothcap on January 23rd, 2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
RT Newsline selection Jan 23
Suicide bomber kills at least 35 in Iraqi Shiite mosque
A suicide bomber detonated explosives inside a Shiite Muslim Sayida al-Shuhada mosque in northern Iraq on Wednesday, police said. The attack in the city of Tuz Khurmatu left at least 35 people killed and 70 others wounded, AFP reported. They were attending a funeral there, according to police.

Israeli troops shoot 2 Palestinian women
Israeli Defense Forces officers shot and wounded two Palestinian women Wednesday north of the West Bank city of Hebron, the military said. Initial investigation reveals that an IDF officer was ambushed by fire bombs near the Al-Aroub refugee camp and opened fire, wounding two women, Haaretz daily said. One woman was lightly wounded and the other lies critically wounded in a hospital in Hebron. The IDF confirmed the incident. The army squad was allegedly ambushed by firebombs and rocks on Highway 60 near the Al-Aroub refugee camp and opened fire, fearing for their lives.
[Why are troops there, illegally?]

Bahrain invites opposition groups for talks
The government of Bahrain said on Wednesday the talks with the opposition would proceed to break nearly two years of political deadlock. The authorities will expect opposition groups to nominate representatives to the talks after an invitation from the king, Reuters reported. The negotiations could start soon provided that all parties are “very serious” about dialogue, Information Minister Samira Rajab said. “Their statement was positive,” Rajab said of the opposition's acceptance of the invitation. “The government won't be represented there. They will be the moderators, the regulator,” she said. Protests led by majority Shiite Muslims have demanded democratic change in the Sunni-led monarchy since early 2011.

At least 23 killed in North Nigeria violence
Local officials in northern Nigeria say that at least 23 people have been killed by gunmen targeting “anti-Islamic gamblers” and “forbidden meat traders.” Gunmen opened fire at a market in the town of Damboa late on Monday, targeting local hunters who sell bush meat from animals such as monkeys and pigs, Reuters quoted official Alhaji Abba Ahmed as saying. Gunmen suspected to be members of Islamist sect Boko Haram “came to the town market and shot dead 13 local hunters on the spot while five others died from their injuries at the hospital,” he said. In a separate attack in the north’s biggest city of Kano on Tuesday, suspected Boko Haram militants riding on motorbikes shot dead five people playing an outdoor board game and wounded two others.
[Good terrorists or bad terrorists?]

Killed militant once worked at Algeria plant – security sources
An Islamist militant slain during the siege of Algeria’s In Amenas gas complex used to be a driver at the desert facility, a security source said on Wednesday. “One of the killed assailants had worked as a driver for one of the companies operating within the complex,” the source told AFP. He allegedly resigned a year ago. The four-day siege last week ended in a bloodbath. Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said that 37 foreign hostages and 29 militants were killed.
[Will CFR, CIA be held accountable? The bandit who launched the attack was a CIA asset]
clothcapclothcap on January 23rd, 2013 04:09 pm (UTC)
RT Newsline selection Jan 23 cont'd
Russian FM cautions against military strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned Israel and the West on Wednesday against any military strikes on Iranian nuclear sites. He described attempts to prepare and implement strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities and on its infrastructure as a “very, very dangerous idea.” Moscow hopes such ideas will not be fulfilled, the minister added. He also said that Tehran could agree “a little bit faster” on a document with the UN nuclear watchdog for inspectors to gain access to Iranian sites and officials. Lavrov said he was confident a new round of talks between Iran and six world powers would be held, but added that a venue had not yet been agreed upon.

Israeli warplanes violate Lebanon airspace – reports
Lebanon’s Army command said 12 Israeli warplanes violated Lebanon’s airspace between Tuesday evening and dawn on Wednesday. “Breaching Lebanon’s sovereignty and [United Nations] Resolution 1701, 12 warplanes of the Israeli enemy breached Lebanon’s airspace,” the statement said. The warplanes reportedly flew over some Lebanese regions. The UN Resolution 1701 urges Israel to respect Lebanon’s sovereignty.

N. Korea to ‘strengthen defense’ after new UNSC resolution
North Korea blasted the UN Security Council's condemnation of its December launch of a long-range rocket. The Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that the launch was not a test of long-range missile technology. But North Korea will now “counter the US hostile policy with strength, not with words,” the ministry warned, adding that Pyongyang will “bolster the military capabilities for self-defense including the nuclear deterrence.” There was no indication on Wednesday of an imminent nuclear test, but experts warned earlier of continued activity at North Korea's underground nuclear test site in Punggye-ri.

5.1 earthquake rocks northeast China
­An earthquake with 5.1 magnitude shuddered Liaoyang and Shenyang in northeast China on Wednesday at 12:18 pm Beijing Time, reports China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The epicenter of the quake has been registered at the depth of only about 7km.
clothcapclothcap on January 23rd, 2013 04:12 pm (UTC)
Last 3 Episodes of the Keiser report
Last 3 Episodes of the Keiser report
Episode 394
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the risk of toxic derivatives, annoying neighbors and Glenn Beck’s ‘libertarian’ paradise. They also examine the belief that markets can predict stock prices, which they can’t. Unless they’re rigged, which they are.
http://rt.com/programs/keiser-report/episode-393-max-keiser/
Episode 395
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the currency war masquerading as a ‘storage plan,’ and the Mexican taco stand in Florida advising customers to invest in silver. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Doug Casey of CaseyResearch.com about German gold, Glenn’s Gulch and future war.
http://rt.com/programs/keiser-report/episode-395-max-keiser/
Episode 396
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the closing of the American mind, as intellectual troublemakers like Aaron Swartz are locked up for decades instead of being free to innovate. They look at the two-tiered justice system under which people like Swartz are persecuted, while political benefactors on Wall Street are allowed to commit an endless array of financial crimes
http://rt.com/programs/keiser-report/episode-396-max-keiser/
clothcapclothcap on January 23rd, 2013 04:40 pm (UTC)
Breaking News Syria Jan 23
5:09 PM Suicide bombing claims 42 lives in Iraq, 70 wounds
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/11346.html?m=0
3:42 PM Syria demands UN to condemn the insurgent’s criminal acts.
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/11337.html?m=0
2:28 PM Lavrov assures that Russian maneuver prevents destabilizing the region
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/11336.html?m=0
1:35 PM SEA uncovers the conspiracy of the Syrian enemies
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/11331.html?m=0
11:17 AM Syrian Army forces target positions of Nusra Front in Aleppo
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/11325.html?m=0
8:27 PM Syrian Army confronts attack on Edlib Central Prison –other serious operations
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/11289.html?m=0
7:59 PM Detonations kill 17 in Iraq, injure 17
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/11287.html?m=0
6:23 PM Syria’s Youths lose their faith in the ‘revolution’
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/11281.html?m=0
6:06 PM Many Jordanian terrorists killed in Syria - Leader in Salafi movement
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/11277.html?m=0

In brief
4:13 PM A suicide bomber blasts himself at a funeral northern Iraq, causing 35 deaths and 70 injuries
11:56 AM Homs: the Syrian Army desytroys a den for militants and kills all of them inside in Jouret al-Shaiah near al-Waleed complex
9:44 AM Lavrov: the existence of our fleet in the Mediterranean sea would prevent any destabilization of the situation in the region
9:30 AM The Yemeni Street Newspaper: 5000 Yemeni fighters have been transferred to Syria through Turkish pilots
22 Jan -
10:14 PM The Tenth channel points out that Yemen might have 62 seats in the Israeli elections
7:37 PM Damascus Countryside: Abdullah al-Debb, the leader of an armed group, gets killed in Duma
7:35 PM Damascus Countryside: The Syrian Army takes control over the western entrance of al-Mulaiha
5:44 PM Homs: the attack caused two civil victims and 20 other injuries
5:43 PM Homs: insurgents fire RPG shells on al-Sabeel and al-Zahraa neighborhoods
clothcapclothcap on January 23rd, 2013 05:10 pm (UTC)
Release of SEA docs. (Is this an aperitif?)
Qatar Leaks: The Business of Foreign Affairs
Today, Al-Akhbar begins publishing these documents, starting with three correspondences from the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The first one is the minutes of a meeting between Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani and Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi that took place in September 2012, in which they discussed the situation in Syria.
In it, the Qatari prime minister talks of contacting Russia to convince it of abandoning Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, offering guarantees from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) that Moscow’s naval base can remain in Syria.
The document also reveals that what Qatar offered Egypt in terms of financial assistance after the revolution is little more than loans with interest in return for giving the Qataris incentives such as investing in Egypt’s steel industry.
The second document is the minutes of a meeting between Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The meeting took place in mid-March 2011 during the early stages of battle in Libya and the discussion revolves mainly about the situation on the ground there.
As for the third document, it also contains minutes of a meeting, this time between the Qatari Crown Prince Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and foreign minister Davutoglu.
In it, the foreign minister stresses the importance of not allowing Assad to complete his term in office, which ends in 2014, because he will use it to defeat the opposition.
Here - http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/qatar-leaks-business-foreign-affairs
clothcapclothcap on January 23rd, 2013 07:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Release of SEA docs. (Is this an aperitif?)
Source files here -
http://leaks.syrian-es.org/en/Qatar-Files/category/31/Qatar-Mofa
Just the Qatar papers so far.
clothcapclothcap on January 23rd, 2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
Syria News 23.1.2013
Lavrov: Efforts to Settle Crisis in Syria Confronted By Opposition's Rejection
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8AUEvJ4q_8
Russia is not evacuating tens of thousands of Russians in Syria.
Via http://www.facebook.com/Syriaonline.sy
clothcapclothcap on January 23rd, 2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
Saudi Arabia Sent Death Row Inmates to Fight in Syria in Lieu of Execution
(AINA) -- A top secret memo sent by the Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia reveals the Saudi Kingdom sent death-row inmates, sentenced to execution by decapitation, to Syria to fight Jihad against the Syrian government in exchange for commuting their sentences.
According to the memo, dated April 17, 2012, the Saudi Kingdom negotiated with a total of 1239 inmates, offering them a full pardon and a monthly salary for their families, who were to remain in the Kingdom, in exchange for "...their training in order to send them to Jihad in Syria."
The memo was signed by Abdullah bin Ali al-Rmezan, the "Director of follow up in Ministry of Interior."
According to the memo, prisoners were of the following nationalities: Yemenis, Palestinians, Saudis, Sudanese, Syrians, Jordanians, Somalis, Afghanis, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Iraqis, and Kuwaitis.
There were 23 Iraqi prisoners.
A former member of the Iraqi parliament, who spoke to AINA on condition of anonymity, confirmed the authenticity of the document and said most of the Iraqi prisoners Saudi Arabia sent to Syria returned to Iraq and admitted that they had agreed to the deal offered by the Saudi Kingdom, and requested the Iraqi government to petition the Saudi government to release their families, who were being held hostage in Saudi Arabia.
Yemeni nationals who were sent to Syria also returned to Yemen and asked their government to secure the release of their families, according to the former Iraqi MP, who said there are many more documents, like the one shown below, about Iraq, Libya and Syria.
Initially Saudi Arabia denied the existence of this program. But the testimony of the released prisoners forced the Saudi government to admit, in private circles, its existence.
According to the former Iraqi MP, the Russians threatened to bring this issue to the United Nations if the Saudis continued working against President Bashar al-Assad. The Saudis agreed to stop their clandestine activities and work towards finding a political solution on condition that knowledge of this program would not be made public.
Here is the translation of the memo: http://www.aina.org/news/20130120160624.htm
clothcapclothcap on January 23rd, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on January 23rd, 2013 08:20 pm (UTC)
A Clinton Scorned - "What Difference Does It Make"
But perhaps the only relevant statement in the entire theatrical presentation was the following:
...we don't have assets of any significance right now on the African continent. We're only building that up.
And so what do we need in Africa?
What countries will welcome us there, give us, both our military and civilian teams, a good, safe base out of which to operate?
So we're focusing just on Africa, and particularly North Africa right now
Why is Africa suddenly so important to the US State Department? Perhaps it has something to do with this...

Map of Africa showing Chinese investments.
Here http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-23/clinton-scorned-what-difference-does-it-make
The banksters can't compete on a level playing field hence the NATO muscle that will be in NA (from Afghanistan) in the near future. Egypt? Mali as 2nd fav.
clothcapclothcap on January 23rd, 2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
Bank Of Italy Throws The Book At Monte Paschi
For "Hiding Derviative Documents"
As we reported previously, the stock of the oldest bank in the world, Italy's venerable Banca Monte Dei Paschi of Siena, was halted in early trade after plunging on news that the bank had engaged in not only the previously reported secret derivative transaction with Deustche Bank to hide losses before a prior government bailout, but yet another derivative transaction, this time with Nomura, signed three years ago and whose intention, ironically, was to reduce 2012 earnings by some €220 million.What the ultimate purpose of these deals was is still unclear and will likely become apparent eventually, however it will likely require the former Chairman of the bank, Giuseppe Mussari, who served as Chair from 2006 until April 2012, and who officially quit his post as Italy's top banking lobbyist after today's revelations, to testify. One person whom he may testify against is none other than current ECB head Mario Draghi, who just happened to be the head of the Bank of Italy from 2006 to 2011, or the entire period when Monte Paschi was engaging in what increasingly appears to have been fraudulent activity.
More http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-23/bank-italy-throws-book-monte-paschi-hiding-derviative-documents
The whitewash will be interesting. Bankster tools don't get jail time, just the whipping boys.
clothcapclothcap on January 23rd, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC)
Russia Accuses West Of Arming Mali "Al-Qaeda" Rebels
...according to Russia, it is the same US weapons that were provided to these Libyan "freedom fighters" that are now being used in what is rapidly becoming a war in Mali, involving not only assorted French regiments, but extensive US flip flops and boots on the ground. "This will be a time bomb for decades ahead."
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-23/russia-accuses-west-arming-mali-al-qaeda-rebels
clothcapclothcap on January 23rd, 2013 09:13 pm (UTC)
US Justice Does Not Apply To The Banks
Assistant Attorney General Admits On TV That In The US Justice Does Not Apply To The Banks
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-23/assistant-attorney-general-admits-tv-us-justice-does-not-apply-banks

New Study Shows: Food Fraud Soared 60% Last Year
From 11-inch subways to under-quality coffee and from watered-down beer and fake beef, food fraud is on the rise. So what is food fraud anyway? Well, it’s sort of what you would expect. It’s when companies label food one way, but the truth turns out to be completely different. I have been predicting an escalation in this trend for years, since it was obvious that as inflation led to increases in food prices, companies would resort to this type of behavior to keep margins inflated.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-23/new-study-shows-food-fraud-soared-60-last-year
clothcapclothcap on January 23rd, 2013 09:14 pm (UTC)
Silver Bars Being Secured By HSBC
Buys $876 Million Worth From Poland
HSBC has quietly moved into acquiring large amounts of silver bullion. The bank has secured another deal to buy silver bars from KGHM which brings their total purchases of silver from KGHM alone in the last 12 months to $876 million or PLN 3.65 billion.
[...] Holdings of iShares Silver Trust, the world's largest silver ETF, stood at 10,689 tonnes on Jan. 22, up 604.9 tonnes, or nearly 6 percent, from the end of 2012.
By comparison, SPDR Gold Trust, the world's top gold ETF, saw an outflow of nearly 15 tonnes so far this year.
This has helped silver prices rally over 6% so far this year and 4.5% last week alone. The close above $32/oz yesterday was bullish technically and could lead to silver testing the next level of resistance which is at $34/oz.
The U.S. Mint has sold out of 2013 American Eagle silver coins and will resume sales the week of January 28 when the US Mint said inventory would be replenished.
Chinese silver turnover surged to 2,200 tonnes on Friday and analysts say Chinese investor’s interest in silver is continuing to rise as many are looking at silver as a cheaper alternative to gold.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-23/silver-bars-being-secured-hsbc-%E2%80%93-buys-876-million-worth-poland
clothcapclothcap on January 23rd, 2013 09:35 pm (UTC)
A Little 2nd Amendment Night Humor
For your reading pleasure, the 62-year-old with a gun that is the last man standing between the American people and full-scale totalitarian government takeover.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-22/little-2nd-amendment-night-humor

Chinese Politicians Are Buying Billions In U.S. Real Estate
Many of us spent much of 2012 confused about how the U.S. real estate market was improving within the context of a broke and unemployed citizenry. Well as time has passed the answers to our questions have been revealed. The criminals are piling in. I first explained a couple of weeks ago how the financial oligarchs in the United States are currently in a bidding war to become America’s slumlords in my post: America Meet Your New Slumlord: Wall Street. Now we also discover that part of the bid to U.S. real estate has come from another criminal class. In this case, we are talking about corrupt Chinese officials who are pulling their ill gotten gains from their homeland and desperately placing it in real estate all over the globe.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-22/chinese-politicians-are-buying-billions-us-real-estate