November 30th, 2010

Wiki Government Opener - Debt = War? - Fiat Money Death Spiral

The  can of worms and the can opener
Secret US Embassy Cables

Wikileaks began on Sunday November 28th publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. The documents will give people around the world an unprecedented insight into US Government foreign activities.
The cables, which date from 1966 up until the end of February this year, contain confidential communications between 274 embassies in countries throughout the world and the State Department in Washington DC. 15,652 of the cables are classified Secret.
The embassy cables will be released in stages over the next few months. The subject matter of these cables is of such importance, and the geographical spread so broad, that to do otherwise would not do this material justice.
The cables show the extent of US spying on its allies and the UN; turning a blind eye to corruption and human rights abuse in "client states"; backroom deals with supposedly neutral countries; lobbying for US corporations; and the measures US diplomats take to advance those who have access to them.
This document release reveals the contradictions between the US’s public persona and what it says behind closed doors – and shows that if citizens in a democracy want their governments to reflect their wishes, they should ask to see what’s going on behind the scenes.
Every American schoolchild is taught that George Washington – the country’s first President – could not tell a lie. If the administrations of his successors lived up to the same principle, today’s document flood would be a mere embarrassment. Instead, the US Government has been warning governments -- even the most corrupt -- around the world about the coming leaks and is bracing itself for the exposures.
The full set consists of 251,287 documents, comprising 261,276,536 words (seven times the size of "The Iraq War Logs", the world's previously largest classified information release).
The cables cover from 28th December 1966 to 28th February 2010 and originate from 274 embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions.

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Wikileaks site download

Guardian
WikiLeaks US embassy cables: live updates

Forbes
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Wants To Spill Your Corporate Secrets

Early next year, Julian Assange says, a major American bank will suddenly find itself turned inside out. Tens of thousands of its internal documents will be exposed on Wikileaks.org with no polite requests for executives’ response or other forewarnings. The data dump will lay bare the finance firm’s secrets on the Web for every customer, every competitor, every regulator to examine and pass judgment on.

DT reports
29 Nov 201
WikiLeaks: Angela Merkel only leader man enough to 'rule' Europe
Angela Merkel is the "undisputed" leader of the EU because no other European leader is man enough for the role, according to the leaked American cables that paint an unflattering picture of Europe.

WikiLeaks is threatening national security, Downing Street says

WikiLeaks: Duke of York launched 'astonishingly candid' attack on Government


Hillary Clinton says WikiLeaks release is "an attack"

US spies on Alan Duncan and William Hague

Wikileaks 'secrets' reveal the paranoid mindset of internet activists obsessed with conspiracies
For all the column inches of space that are being lavished on the Wikileaks cables, the secrets they contain are spectacularly underwhelming. There’s a lot more to be learned about the world around us from nothing more secret than old newspapers than from the treasures Julian Assange has brought up from the beast’s lair.

But surely Praveen Swami, this is just the peanuts and sherry appetisers before the pork soup starters.

NYT
A Selection From the Cache of Diplomatic Dispatches [CIA permitted?]

The Stench of US Economic Decay: Russia and China Dump the US Dollar
by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
On Thanksgiving eve the English language China Daily and People’s Daily Online reported that Russia and China have concluded an agreement to abandon the use of the US dollar in their bilateral trade and to use their own currencies in its place.  The Russians and Chinese said that they had taken this step in order to insulate their economies from the risks that have undermined their confidence in the US dollar as a world reserve currency.
This is big news, especially for the news dead Thanksgiving holiday period, but I did not see it reported on Bloomberg, CNN, New York Times or anywhere in the US print or TV media. The ostrich’s head remains in the sand.
Previously, China concluded the same agreement with Brazil.
As China has a large and growing supply of dollars from trade surpluses with which to conduct trade, China is signaling that she prefers Russian rubles and Brazilian reals to more US dollars.
The American financial press finds solace in the episodes when sovereign debt scares in the EU send the dollar up against the euro and UK pound. But these currency movements are just measures of financial players shorting troubled EU-denominated debt. They are not a measure of dollar strength.
The dollar’s role as world reserve currency is one of the main instruments of American financial hegemony. We haven’t been told how much damage Wall Street fraud has inflicted on EU financial institutions, but the EU countries no longer need the US dollar for trade between themselves as they share a common currency. Once the OPEC countries cease to hold the dollars that they are paid for oil, dollar hegemony will have faded away.
Another instrument of American financial hegemony is the IMF. Whenever a country cannot make good on its debts and pay back the American banks, in steps the IMF with an austerity package that squeezes the country’s population with higher taxes and cuts in education, medical and income support programs until the bankers get their money back.
This is now happening to Ireland and is likely to spread to Portugal, Spain, and perhaps even to France. After the American-caused financial crisis, the IMF’s role as a tool of US imperialism is less and less acceptable. The point could come when governments can no longer sell out their people for the sake of the American banks.
There are other signs that some countries are tiring of America’s irresponsible use of power. Turkey’s civilian governments have long been under the thumb of the American influenced Turkish military. However, recently the civilian government moved against two top generals and an admiral suspected of involvement in planning a coup. The civilian government further asserted itself when the prime minister announced on Thanksgiving day that Turkey is prepared to react to any Israeli offensive against Lebanon. Here is an American NATO ally freeing itself from American suzerainty exercised through the Turkish military. Who knows, Germany could be next.
Meanwhile in America the sheeple remain content with, or blind to, their role as sheep to be slaughtered to feed the rich. The Obama administration has managed to come up with a Deficit Commission whose members want to pay for the multi-trillion dollar wars that are enriching the military/security complex and the multi-trillion dollar bailouts of the financial system by reducing annual cost-of-living increases for Social Security, raising the retirement age to 69, ending the mortgage interest deduction, ending the tax deduction for employer-provided health insurance, imposing a 6.5% federal sales tax,
while cutting the top tax rate for the rich.
Even the Federal Reserve’s low interest rates are aimed at helping the banksters.
Much more http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22150

The deeper into financial doo-doo a country descends the more open its government is to being persuaded to bomb the crap out of innocents as a solution or at least a distraction under which circumstance strict control of the population can be introduced and undesirables such as me can be consigned to prison camps as an enemy of the state.
Banksters profit from loans to both sides at premium interest to finance a war, loans to arms dealers to buy and sell their ware, rebuilding finance and new business finance. Banksters love a good war. What is remarkable is not that they profit when the money lent to countries in good times is wisely invested but that they profit in bad times when their gamble backfires, its call "socialisation of bad debt". It should be illegal. (Why can't I socialise my debt if I make bad decisions?)
It is also an indication of who pulls the puppet strings.


China bubble - by Richard...
I have been saying for some time that the Chinese economy is a basket case. With a highly insecure political system to boot, it is only a matter of time before it crashes and burns. And now, it seems, I have company.
Mind you, I would say the same of India. I do not believe the hype about that country. It will be dragged down by its innate inefficiencies and most particularly by the corruption of its ruling elites

Iranian scientist 'killed by spies' DT
A leading Iranian nuclear scientist was killed and a colleague injured in coordinated attacks blamed by the regime on the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, or the CIA.

Global Research
Global Strike Force: NATO Summit And Turkey's New Role
The last Nato summit and Turkey's new role
İsmail Duman - 2010-11-28

The Stench of US Economic Decay: Russia and China Dump the US Dollar
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts - 2010-11-29

Who's Who in Afghanistan? Creating a New Impostor
Boris Volkhonsky - 2010-11-29
   
Is a War Looming on the Korean Peninsula?
2010-11-29

Pentagon flexes muscles in Korea: US Threatens China and North Korea
Konstantin Garibov - 2010-11-26

KNOW THE FACTS: North Korea lost close to 30% of its population as a result of US bombings in the 1950s
Michel Chossudovsky - 2010-11-27

Korea War Pretext Incident: The Sinking of the Cheonan, Reviewing the Evidence
Greg Elich - 2010-11-27

Denmark take note Damage inflicted by the state
Whole Body Backscatter X-Ray Airport Security Scanners: Serious Health Risks for Air Travel Passengers
Profs. John Sedat, Elizabeth Blackburn, Marc Shuman - 2010-11-29

EU watchdogs find errors in 90pc of Brussels budget
[...] Marta Andreasen, a Ukip MEP and member of the parliament's budgetary control committee, linked the report to ongoing negotiations over an increased EU budget for 2011.
"The European Commission and the European Parliament are screaming for a 6 per cent increase in the EU budget. Why do they want more money to waste?," she asked.
Mats Persson, the director of the Open Europe pressure group: said: "Until member states and the European Commission resolve the inherent flaws in the EU's spending there should be no talk whatsoever of budget increases."

Sandman beckoning, sack time.

US to invert "open gov't" - EUpoo, ECstasi - Gang-green news

EUpoo
Ambrose, 24/11/2010 wrote
Germany wallows in 'golden autumn'
The article is a good description of how Germany has suffered due to the euro and how prudent local financial management counts for nought in a shared currency administered remotely and debased not least by local financial imprudence.

One telling sentence :
[Merkel]
wants treaty changes to allow for the voluntary departure or enforced expulsion of nations from the euro. In any case, Ms Merkel seems absolutely determined that Germans won't be made to pay for the folly of the periphery.

People who want out of the EU should vote against such an amendment if Deceptive Dave, the UK's EC nanny,  doesn't wriggle out of a referendum with doublespeak.

Sinister stuff, even without the Stasi accent
This man on the right is Sven Giegold, a German member of the European Parliament and a member of the left-wing Green party. Of course, you didn't vote him in and you can't vote him out, but he is one of the Strasbourg heavies controlling these new financial regulations. In other words, this left-wing German has more control over the fate of Britain's financial services industry than any member of the British Government or the House of Commons.
So you might want to listen to what he has to say about the right of any EU member state to control its own taxes and finance. Short version of what he has to say: 'No right at all.'

ECstasi
Batten warning on EU police state
UKIP's London MEP Gerard Batten was joined by those who have suffered at the hands of the EU's police state ambitions as he delivered his speech at Torquay's annual conference.
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Wikied

Mentioned in the previous post,
Wikileaks putting a US bank in the crosshairs, that has to be the Federal Reserve. No other bank has information as accessible as that one if articles all over the web are any indication.

We were advised that the confidential US gov't info was open to public perusal. The situation appears similar to the climategate affair. It is hard to see how criminal charges could be brought for improving readability of documents freely available from a servant of the people, a government dept.


At Free Republic
Brace for the post-WikiLeaks information big chill
The Obama manifesto "open government" is shown to be vacuous. In the UK, only the IQ challenged believed Cameron's empty rhetoric along lines similar to Obamas' pledge.

'Potential threat' to UK security stressed
Meanwhile, Prince Andrew had “verged on the rude” in 2008 during a lunch in Kyrgyzstan, when he criticised British anti-corruption inquiries which, he said, threatened trade relations with Saudi Arabia, US ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Tatiana Gfoeller said.
He described an inquiry by the Serious Fraud Office into the sale of military equipment and training as “an idiocy”. The prince denounced “those journalists who poke their noses everywhere”, to cheers from British and Canadian businessmen in the capital, Bishkek. Guardian journalists had led an investigation into the Al-Yamama deal.
One of the guests said operating in Kyrgyzstan was “like doing business in the Yukon in the 19th century”, where pay-offs were necessary, and the prince said: “All of this sounds exactly like France.”
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Gang-green Propaganda versus Reality

Climate Realists' recent selections:
Opposing Views: New energy sources vital to tackle climate change by Pallab Ghosh, Science correspondent, BBC News
In support of the real coalition - banks and government - Lord Rees of the reputation challenged Royal Society reported by propaganda central:
The president of the UK Royal Society, Lord Rees, has said that it is "essential" for governments to prepare for the worst effects of climate change.
"The concentration of carbon dioxide is rising inexorably," said Lord Rees, "the science is firming up and that tells us that there is a risk of serious climate change in the next 50 years.
(The hydra consensus resurrected from the grave. Despite there being no evidence of CO2's relation, the man insists on linking it. Such is called post normal science or fact determined by opinion.)
"Even though there is uncertainty, I think that it is essential to prepare for the worst case".
The worst case is what we are experiencing, turbulent weather in summer with brief hot spells and lengthening, cooling winters. Evidence of a cooling climate as stated by "authorities" when it was warming. You don't see headlines that robins and other small birds are threatened by the cold.
Part of that preparation is to invest more in developing more diverse and cleaner energy technologies, he said.
"If you look at the R&D level in energy compared with health and medicine, it's very very low and I think it's important to increase it because we are going to need new sources of energy to replace coal fired power stations around the world".
The government currently spends about £600m a year on energy research whereas the figure for medicine is £1.4bn.
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The brazenness of the man. Investment of public money by gov't in energy R&D has brought us such wonderful bounties as counterproductive and hugely expensive wind farms, toxic and muderous biofuels, hopeless solar panels, the comically lunatic if it wasn't so goddamn expensive CCS, a big contribution to the unrepayable, burgeoning national debt and vast profits for the banks
that wouldn't go near faux green energy without the guarantee of public money.

Rees promoted nuclear. We can neither afford it nor will it be ready in time to avoid devastating power cuts.
With the prospect of brown outs because of bank benefitting - standard- and cost of living and energy security withering investment by successive gov'ts it is clear where Rees' loyalties are focussed and it ain't towards the welfare and benefit of the general public nor the electorate.

The government should be investing in efficient coal - and gas of which there are centuries worth in shale gas under the UK and across Europe with a high probability of there being oil with it demonstrated by oil extraction in the burgundy wine region.

The gov't should not listen to biased advice especially from gang-green shill central, the Royal Society board.
KCA DEUTAG awarded multimillion Euro shale oil drilling contract by HESS in France
Energy crisis is postponed as new gas rescues the world
Natural Gas For Europe

Christopher Booker: There are black days ahead for the carbon industry: Updated by Piers Corbyn
[...] None of the lobbying has been more telling than a statement issued by 259 investment organisations, controlling "collective assets totalling over $15 trillion" – including major banks, insurance companies and pension funds. These are the bodies calling most stridently for "government action on climate change", because they are the ones who hope to make vast sums of money out of it. They are desperate for a treaty of the type they failed to get at Copenhagen – even more so since the collapse of the US cap and trade bill – because they see their chance of turning global warming into the most lucrative fruit machine in history dwindling by the month.
(Climate Realists linked rather than the DT for Piers' comment)

Dr. Tim Ball: Time For Economic Restoration Now That Climate Change Deception Exposed
Problems are only problems if you are unaware of them. Once identified you’re over halfway to resolution. American voters rejected the Obama administration’s policies of increasing government control through energy, environment and economic policies. They voted for cessation and reversal. Now the new politicians and chastened survivors must act accordingly. Debt and deficit are serious problems and the solution depends partly on reduced government spending, but mostly on a vigorous growing economy and that depends on energy. Maurice Strong’s plan to collapse the industrial economies recognized this with his focus on fossil fuels and CO2, so that’s where the solution must begin.
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(Maurice Strong’s plan)

Opposing Views: Deep pessimism on climate change issue by Frank McDonald[...] it has barely registered in the public consciousness. And in any case, people are preoccupied by more pressing issues.
Such as -
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Global Warming news (in inches...)

SIBERIAN temperatures will blast Scotland this week with the mercury set to plunge to a low of minus 20ºC (minus 4ºF)
Forecasters said the "brutal" cold snap gripping the country was about to get worse, with blizzards bringing snowdrifts of more than 16ins (40cm) in some areas.
School closures, flight delays and travel chaos lie ahead with roads and rail lines expected to be made impassable by snow and ice.
The coldest place in Scotland overnight on Saturday was Loch Glascarnoch, in the Highlands, at minus 15.3C.
Michael Dukes, the forecast manager with MeteoGroup, said the picture across Scotland was "horrendous". He added:
"This is one of the most severe November cold spells we've ever had."
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Excellent photographs and video of the global warming experience
DT Across the UK
DT London
DM N.UK
ABC USA

Arctic Ice
Nov 2007 v Nov 2010
Nov 1979 v Nov 2010
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Other news
Japan hit by 6.9-magnitude earthquake, swaying buildings in central Tokyo
No damage or injuries were immediately reported, and Japan's meteorological agency said there was no danger of a tsunami.

Humour
Geoffrey Lean: Cancun climate change talks: 'last chance’ in the snakepit
[...] Cancun means “nest of serpents” in the original Indian language.
Now that's what I call investigative reporting!

Cancun climate change summit: scientists call for rationing in developed world
Global warming is now such a serious threat to mankind that climate change experts are calling for Second World War-style rationing in rich countries to bring down carbon emissions.

Motl's POV - Cancun


Oh to be a climate con merchant.