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Banks Buy Their Way Out Of Currency Manipulation Scandal

JPMorgan Chase is the unspoken architect of fraud, corruption, not to mention the establishment of the largest Ponzi scheme in world history.

JPMorgan Chase is the unspoken architect of fraud, corruption, not to mention the establishment of the largest Ponzi scheme in world history.

It is the second reprimand in less than six months against five major multinational banks for currency manipulation.

The Department of Justice of United States and the Federal Reserve closed a deal with five of the largest banks in the world, which will be fined $ 5.7 billion dollars for having manipulated currency exchange rates for five years.

It is the second reprimand derived from in less than six months. This time, the banks have also admitted guilt in the fraud, which can lead to criminal charges against its employees. Don’t hold your breath for those criminal charges, though. No single banker has gone to jail in recent history despite multiple and continuous violations of existing law.

The entities signing the pact with American authorities include JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, the British Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS Switzerland.

The banks were accused of packaging low-quality debt products that were at the center of the recent financial crisis and later were cited in the investigation into the manipulation of interbank interest rates.

Of the total figure announced Wednesday, $ 2.5 billion will be paid as part of “criminal punishment”, an unprecedented amount that fits the scale of the currency “cartel” that operates in the financial market.

To this amount US authorities added another $1.8 billion imposed in parallel by the Federal Reserve. The agreement also involves other regulatory agencies.

It is estimated that the illicit profit from these transactions amounted to $ 10 billion, which makes it unclear why the banks are only being fined for half of those profits. A more realistic punishment would be to confiscate the totality of the profits on top of imposing other penalties.

Barclays is the one that suffers the greatest punishment, with a $ 2.4 billion fine, that includes $1.3 billion to close the investigation performed by the department of financial services in New York, the regulator of the futures market in the US and the authority financial behavior in the UK.

The penalties do not really mean that the banks have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar. Instead, it means that they are guilty of fraud, but that they were able to bribe public entities with payments that represent only a fraction of the profits amassed through the fraud in order for the investigation to be suspended.

Citigroup paid $1.2 billion while JP Morgan will pay $ 892 million. In the case of RBS the fine amounts to $ 669 million and UBS will pay $342 million. The US Central Bank has also fined Bank of America with $205 million.

A very important point to make is that the banks and the authorities have been negotiating this settlement for months after two years of investigations.

According to the investigation, operators from rival banks exchanged messages where they arranged strategies and shared confidential information on the movements of their customers, which they later used to agree strategies and limit losses.

The currency exchange market moves $5.3 billion a day, which is about the same number imposed in fines to the five banks accused of fraud.

The final amount of the fine is likely to be announced on Wednesday, as indicated by several sources, based on the agreement reached by each bank.

The head of the U.S. Justice Department, Loretta Lynch, insisted that this “severe” reprimand should be a “reminder” to any entity operating in Wall Street that “use the financial system in their favor” and “inflate” the benefits of companies while taking advantage of customers and consumers in general.

She explained that members of this illegal plot created a chat to communicate in a language that allowed them to escape existing controls. The fraud committed by these banks took place bewteen 2007 and 2013.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Is This Global Drought Being Caused By The Systematic Destruction Of The Hydrologic Cycle?

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Have you noticed that severe drought seems to be gripping much of the planet right now?  You probably have.  But why is this happening?  Could it be possible that we are doing this to ourselves?  Many want to try to link the rise and fall of precipitation levels to temperature variations, but there is something much more obvious that they are overlooking.  Trees play an absolutely critical role in our water cycle, and every single minute the amount of land that is deforested around the globe is equivalent to 36 football fields.  By extracting water from the soil and releasing it into the atmosphere, trees provide a critical link in the hydrologic cycle that we all depend upon.  If there were no more trees, life on this planet would become exceedingly difficult for humanity.  So the fact that we are literally ripping the lungs out of the planet is a very big deal.

Before we get more into deforestation, let’s take a look at the damage that this drought is inflicting all around the world right now.  I have repeatedly written about the worst multi-year drought in the history of the state of California and about how we are headed for the worst water crisis this country has ever seen.  At this point, 1,900 wells have already gone completely dry in California, and there has been so little precipitation that some toddlers have never actually seen rain

Should you touch it? Eat it? Run from it? The drought is so bad in California that some young children have never seen rain.

When 22-month-old Grayson of Dana Point saw rain for the first time this week, he had no idea what it was.

He was so fascinated by the idea of water falling from the sky, he couldn’t resist opening his mouth to taste a few raindrops.

Things are even worse down in South America.

Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil, is enduring the worst drought that it has seen in decades.  Things are projected to be so dire in Sao Paulo this summer that authorities are considering bringing in the military to keep order…

An engineer for Sao Paulo state’s water company said that “scenes from the end of the world” would ensue if the city ran out of water.

The drought in the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo has become so severe that local authorities are considering bringing in military personnel to cope with the possible social chaos.

With over 11 million residents, Sao Paulo is Brazil’s most populous city and the country’s economic center. But senior officials at Sao Paulo’s water facility said residents might soon be evacuated because there is not enough water, to bathe or to clean homes.

The water crisis is the worst is the last 84 years, and the dry season has only just begun, with less water in the dams than in 2014, when restrictions on water began and the authorities began to realize the seriousness of the disaster.

But of course it isn’t just Sao Paulo.  That entire region of South America is in the midst of a long-term water crisis.  Since the year 2000, the amount of rain the southeastern Amazon has been getting has fallen by approximately 25 percent.  They desperately need a lot more rain, and they just aren’t getting it.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the planet, much of the entire continent of Australia is suffering through a devastating multi-year drought.

For example, the amount of territory currently enduring drought conditions in Queensland is the largest ever recorded

Queensland is suffering the most widespread drought in the state’s history, as drought declarations spread across more than 80% of its land.

The state government has added another four council areas to the list of drought-declared areas following a patchy wet season and the weather bureau’s declaration of an El Niño event that will result in hotter and drier conditions.

The total area of Queensland that’s drought declared is 80.35%, eclipsing the previous record of 79.01% in March 2014 – during the same drought.

The state’s agriculture and fisheries minister, Bill Byrne, said one of the four new declared areas, parts of Mareeba shire on the Atherton tablelands, had not been in drought since 1979.

And things are not looking good on the other end of the country either.  Since the mid-1970s, the amount of rain that has fallen in southwestern Australia has declined by about 15 to 20 percent, and it is being projected that the amount of rainfall will drop by another 40 percent over the next few decades.

Another continent that is deep in crisis is Africa.  Most people know that the Sahara desert just continues to grow and expand in the north, but most people have not heard of the horrible drought that is now plaguing farmers all over the southern half of the continent.  In fact, things are already so bad that authorities are warning of “food shortages” later this year…

Southern Africa faces possible food shortages over the next few months due to a severe drought in the ‘maize belt’ of South Africa, where a lack of rain had caused crop failure rates of over 50 percent, the World Food Program (WFP) said on Monday.

In South Africa, the WFP said maize production was estimated to have dropped by a third compared with last year, putting it on track for a harvest of 9.665 million tonnes, its worst in eight years.

Besides South Africa, which produces more than 40 percent of regional maize, the drought was also likely to hit harvests in southern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi and Madagascar, the UN agency said in a report.

Are you starting to get the picture?

Yes, there has always been drought, but have we ever seen a time when there has been so much severe drought in so many diverse areas of the planet?

What we are observing is not normal.  And what is especially troubling about all of this is that it appears that we are at least partially responsible for what is happening.

As I mentioned at the top of this article, our planet is being deforested at a staggering pace.  But there are consequences for all of this deforestation.  You see, the truth is that trees play an absolutely critical role in the hydrologic cycle

The removal of trees (deforestation) is having a major impact on the water cycle, as local and global climates change.

Normally, trees release water vapour when they transpire, producing a localised humidity. This water vapour then evaporates into the atmosphere where it accumulates before precipitating back to the Earth as rain, sleet or snow. Deforestation in one area can therefore affect the weather in another area because if trees are cut down, there is less water to be evaporated into the atmosphere and subsequently less rain.

At a local level, the land becomes drier and less stable. When it rains, instead of the water being soaked up, there is increased run-off and leaching. Areas can become more prone to both droughts and flooding, impacting on plants and animals, and also humans living near deforested areas.

It has been estimated that our forests are responsible for producing approximately 30 percent of the fresh water for our planet.  Trees extract water from the ground and release it into the atmosphere.  When there are fewer trees, there is less rain.

And that is why the deforestation that is going on all around the globe is so deeply troubling.  Just consider the following numbers…

-According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, about 18 million acres of forest is lost every single year.

-As I mentioned above, the equivalent of 36 football fields is being deforested every single minute.

-At this point, we have already lost about half of all the tropical forests in the world.

Fortunately, many scientists are starting to realize how this deforestation is contributing to the global drought.  For example, scientists in Brazil are now specifically blaming deforestation for the nightmarish drought the nation is currently enduring…

Decades of destruction in the Amazon rainforest might be the reason that Brazil’s taps are running dry, Brazilian scientists say. Deforestation is crippling the jungle’s ability to pump moisture into the air, which could be causing drought across broad swaths of the South American country, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

With each tree that falls, you lose a little bit more of that water that’s being transported to São Paulo and the rest of Brazil,” Philip Fearnside, a professor at the Brazilian government’s National Institute for Research in the Amazon, told AP. “If you just let that continue, you’re going to have a major impact on big population centers in Brazil that are feeling the pinch now.”

So what do you think about all of this?

Do you believe that there is a solution?

Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…


Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

UK Whistleblower Says Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent A Disaster Waiting To Happen

 UK Whistleblower Says Britain's Nuclear Deterrent A Disaster Waiting To Happen

Britain’s media are all over the story. Royal Navy whistleblower William McNeilly published an 18-page report called “The Secret Nuclear Threat.”

He’s an engineering technician weapons engineer submariner for Britain’s Trident II D5 strategic weapons system aboard the HMS Victorious. He faces imprisonment for violating Britain’s Official Secrets Act.

“The worst fear for me isn’t prison or being assassinated,” he said. “(I)t’s the fear of sacrificing everything I have just to warn the public and yet never be heard.”

“We are so close to a nuclear disaster it is shocking,” he maintains. “(A)nd yet everybody is accepting the risk to the public.”

“If we don’t act now, lives could be lost for generations.” He calls Britain’s nuclear weapons systems “extreme” because of negligent security lapses.

His top secret clearance gives him access to sensitive information. He revealed how easy it is for intruders, terrorists, contractors and others to enter secured areas – easier than entering “most nightclubs,” he said.

“You can carry anything through the security checkpoints without it being checked,” he claimed.

He maintains “a complete lack of security” exists. “If airport security and nuclear weapons security were both compared to prisons, the airport would be Alcatraz and base security would be house arrest.”

His key claims include:

• missile launch tests failed on three occasions;

• collision with French nuclear submarine covered up;

• failure to carry out security checks on bags and other personal belongings;

• computer waste representing a major fire risk;

• missile safety alarms muted and ignored;

• accidental flooding of torpedo compartment; and

• failure to question recording of top secret information.

McNeilly calls lack of Trident security “the biggest threat the UK faces.” He released “selected information only to avoid damaging security further.”

He published his report because “it’s the only way (he could) make sure it gets out.” He “raised concerns through the chain of command on multiple occasions” and got nowhere.

A UK Defense Ministry statement said “(t)he Royal Navy takes security and nuclear safety extremely seriously and we are fully investigating both the issue of the unauthorised release of this document and its contents.”

“The naval service operates its submarine fleet under the most stringent safety regime and submarines do not go to sea unless they are completely safe to do so.”

Not according to McNeilly. He stands by claiming Trident is a “disaster waiting to happen.” Others agree, he says, but haven’t gone public.

He went AWOL after publishing his report. On Monday, UK media said he’d turn himself in within hours. He’s done so. He’s held at a military base in Scotland.

On Monday, he posted a Facebook comment saying he “moved between countries, changed location almost every day, (now) lacks the resources to remain undetected. I will be handing myself into the police today.”

“(O)ther people need to start coming forward,” he said in his report – the only way to avoid a major disaster, he believes.

“It’s just a matter of time before we’re infiltrated by a psychopath or a terrorist,” he said. “There were some people that I served with on patrol who showed clear psychopathic tendencies.”

Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament co-coordinator John Ainslie said “(h)e should be commended for his action, not hounded by the Royal Navy.”

“He has exposed the fact that Trident is a catastrophe waiting to happen – by accident, an act of terrorism or sabotage.”

Scottish National Party MP Angus Robertson called for a full Royal Navy explanation and remedial action, saying:

“These revelations, if true, are extremely concerning. It reads as a nightmare catalogue of serious safety breaches.”

“Failure to follow standard safety procedures is unacceptable in any workplace but on a Trident submarine on patrol it could result in extreme tragedy, not just for those on board but indeed for the entire planet.”

If McNeilly is right, what does it say about nuclear weapons systems of other nations – notably America’s deployed worldwide.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Are They About To Confiscate Money From Bank Accounts In Greece Just Like They Did In Cyprus?

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Do you remember what happened when Cyprus decided to defy the EU?  In the end, the entire banking system of the nation collapsed and money was confiscated from private bank accounts.  Well, the nation of Greece is now approaching a similar endgame.  At this point, the Greek government has not received any money from the EU or the IMF since August 2014.  As you can imagine, that means that Greek government accounts are just about bone dry.  The new Greek government continues to insist that it will never “violate its anti-austerity mandate”, but the screws are tightening.  Right now the unemployment rate in Greece is over 25 percent and the banking system is on the verge of collapse.  It isn’t going to take much to set off a panic, and when it does happen there are already rumors that the EU plans to confiscate money from private bank accounts just like they did in Cyprus.

Throughout this entire multi-year crisis, things have never been this dire for the Greek government.  In fact, Greece came thisclose to defaulting on a loan payment to the IMF back on May 12th.  And with essentially no money remaining at all, the Greek government is supposed to make several large payments in the weeks ahead

Athens barely made its latest payment (May 12) to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and it managed to do so only when the government discovered that it could use a reserve account it wasn’t aware of, according to the Greek media.

Kathimerini, a Greek daily newspaper, reports that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wrote to the IMF’s Christine Lagarde warning that Greece would not be able to make that May payment, worth €762 million ($871 million, £554.2 million).

Pension and civil-servant pay packets are due at the end of the month, and based on this news Athens may struggle to pay them. Even if it does manage that, on June 5 the country owes another €305 million to the IMF.

In the two weeks following June 5 there are another three payments, bringing the June total to the IMF to over €1.5 billion.

The Germans and the other financial hawks in the EU are counting on these looming payment deadlines to force Greece into a deal.

Meanwhile, Greek banks also find themselves in very hot water.  Many of them are almost totally out of collateral, and without outside intervention some of them could start collapsing within weeks.  The following comes from Bloomberg

Greek banks are running short on the collateral they need to stay alive, a crisis that could help force Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s hand after weeks of brinkmanship with creditors.

As deposits flee the financial system, lenders use collateral parked at the Greek central bank to tap more and more emergency liquidity every week. In a worst-case scenario, that lifeline will be maxed out within three weeks, pushing banks toward insolvency, some economists say.

“The point where collateral is exhausted is likely to be near,” JPMorgan Chase Bank analysts Malcolm Barr and David Mackie wrote in a note to clients May 15. “Pressures on central government cash flow, pressures on the banking system, and the political timetable are all converging on late May-early June.”

If no agreement is reached, by this time next month Greece could be plunging into a Cyprus-style crisis or worse.

And if that does happen, there are already rumblings that a “Cyprus-style solution” will be imposed.  Just consider what James Turk recently told King World News

The troika of the EU, ECB and IMF have not yet pulled the plug on the Greek banks, but the following quote in the Financial Times from this weekend should be a warning to anyone who still has money on deposit in that country: “The idea of a “Cyprus-like” presentation to Greek authorities has gained traction among some eurozone finance ministers, according to one official involved in the talks.”

The ECB is up to its eyeballs swimming in unpayable Greek debt that it holds. The ECB is not going to take a loss on this Greek paper on its books. Because Greece does not have the financial capacity to repay what is now about €112 billion of credit exposure to Greece on the ECB’s books, the ECB has only two alternatives.

It can push the €112 billion of Greek debt it holds to the national central banks of the Eurozone and on to the backs of the taxpayers in those countries, which it politically untenable. Or it can confiscate depositor money in Greek banks, like it did in Cyprus and as the FT has now reported.

Needless to say, such a move would be likely to set off financial panic all over Europe.

Could we actually see such a thing?

Well, let’s recall that back in April we already saw the Greek government forcibly grab “idle” cash from the bank accounts of regional governments and pension funds.  The following is from a Bloomberg report about that event…

Running out of other options, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ordered local governments and central government entities to move their cash balances to the central bank for investment in short-term state debt.

The decree to confiscate reserves held in commercial banks and transfer them to the Bank of Greece could raise as much as 2 billion euros ($2.15 billion), according to two people familiar with the decision. The money is needed to pay salaries and pensions at the end of the month, the people said.

“It is a politically and institutionally unacceptable decision,” Giorgos Patoulis, mayor of the city of Marousi and president of the Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece, said in a statement on Monday.“No government to date has dared to touch the money of municipalities.”

Grabbing cash from the bank accounts of private citizens is just one step farther.

And what happened in Cyprus just a couple of years ago is still fresh in the minds of most Greeks.  That is why so many of them have been pulling money out of the banks in recent weeks.  The following comes from Wolf Richter

Greeks remember very well what happened in Cyprus in 2013, when local banks were given a big thumbs-up from Europe to help themselves to their depositors’ accounts. Cyprus and Greece are very closely tied, and many Greeks consider the island a “sister-nation.”

What little trust remained in banks in Greece died that day. People have been nervously looking for signs something similar may happen again in their home country. And they resolved to act at the first sign of danger: banks cannot confiscate money you have under your mattress. Cash can be hidden away.

Let’s certainly hope that what happened in Cyprus does not happen in Greece.

But right now, both sides are counting on the other side to fold.

The Germans believe that at some point the economic and financial pain will become so immense that it will force the new Greek government to give in to their demands.

The Greeks believe that the threat of a full blown European financial crisis will cause the Germans to back down at the last moment.

So what if they are both wrong?

What if both sides are fully prepared to stand their ground and take us over the cliff and into disaster?

For a long time I have been warning that a great financial crisis is coming to Europe.

This could be the spark that sets it off.


Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

Poroshenko: Ukraine At War With Russia

Ukranian President, Petro Poroshenko, says his country is at war with Russia, not with Eastern separatists

Ukranian President, Petro Poroshenko, says his country is at war with Russia, not with Eastern separatists

The US-appointed Ukrainian President plays the victim and says he has no more to do than to negotiate with Putin.

The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, said his country is in a real “war” with Russia and that Ukrainians should prepare for a Russian offensive.

Poroshenko said he did not trust his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, but that he has no choice but to negotiate with him.

Russia has denied Western accusations that claim the Kremlin sent troops to help the pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while the UN has indicated that 6,000 people have died since the start of fighting in April 2014.

“I can be absolutely clear with you, this is not a fight with Russian-backed separatists, this is a real war with Russia. The fact that we captured Russian special forces is a strong proof of this,” Poroshenko said.

As in other ocassions, Ukraine has not been able to prove that Russian soldiers have ever crossed into Ukrainian territory or that Russia is directly aiding rebel forces in Eastern Ukraine.

The Poroshenko government has show images of men who they say are Russia Special Forces who have allegedly confessed to being members of the Russia Army, but such claim cannot be confirmed independenly. Ukraine has not published the documents or video of the supposed Russian soldiers admitting their role in Ukraine.

The US-appointed leader added that he believes that Russia is preparing an offensive, so “we must be prepared,” but, he stressed that Ukrainians should not do anything to provoke the Russians.

“That will be their full responsibility,” he stressed.

Poroshenko at war with his own people

While Poroshenko tries to make the Russian ‘bogeyman’ scarier, the Kremlin said today that the Government of Ukraine is at war with its own citizens, and not Russia, as stated by the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko.

“In the Kremlin we do not agree with the words of the Ukrainian president. First, it should be noted that Kiev, unfortunately, is waging a war against its own citizens,” said the Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

He added that “they shot their own citizens.”

Peskov replied to Poroshenko, who in an interview with the BBC said that in the eastern regions of the country there is a war going on with Russia.

“This is not a fight with Russian-backed separatists, this is a real war with Russia,” said the Ukrainian president.

Poroshenko said that the proof is in the tens of captured Russian soldiers in the conflict zone.

“What more evidence can we will present to Russia than their own soldiers? He asked.

Russia has repeatedly denied accusations from Kiev and the West that has it sent troops to eastern Ukraine to help pro-Russian rebels in Lughansk and Donetsk.

According to Poroshenko, the conflict, which erupted in April last year has caused nearly 7,000 deaths among civilians and 1,800 in the ranks of government forces.

Most, if not all of the civilian deaths have been caused by Ukrainian weapons that have been shot at innocent men, women and children.

Despite the high toll, Poroshenko does not seem to want an end to the conflict. Instead, his government has accused two men of terrorism, without preseting any hard proof. These men were captured on Sunday in the east of the country, reported Markiyan Lubkivski, advisor to the head of the Ukrainian Security Service.

“We inform you that on May 19, two soldiers of the Armed Forces of Russia, Captain Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Sergeant Alexander Alexántrov, were told personally that they are suspected of involvement in terrorist activities,” said Lubkivski on his Facebook account.

According to the Ukrainian authorities, both men have confessed to being active military of the Russian Army.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Watch Out! More Collectivism And “Sustainability” To Come At The 2015 UN Summit

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The 2015 UN Summit will be held in September 2015 in New York. Like any UN summit, it will be full of UN buzzwords such as consensus, empowerment, rule of law and sustainability, all of which are fake and have a sinister double meaning. The United Nations, founded by the Rockefellers and the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations), has always been, right from its inception, about creating a One World Government. It has achieved this by appearing to be “of the people” when “of the globalists” would be a more apt description. Later this year, it will attempting to adopt the “post-2015 development agenda” which will be a furthering of its Agenda 21 aims, such as grabbing national land under the guise of saving the environment, forcing people off their land into tiny apartments in Smart Cities, global gun control and global internet control (the latest of its power grabbing schemes).

The Post-2015 Development Agenda

Here are some of the items on the agenda at the 2015 UN Summit:

– Protecting our planet and combatting climate change

– Building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions to achieve sustainable development

– Delivering on a revitalised Global Partnership (which includes “meeting all commitments on the means of implementation”)

Sounds great and seems so noble if you don’t know the background to all this. However, when you pass the above points through the Orwellian translation unit, it means centralizing vast amounts of power into a body destined to become the World Government, under the pretext of fighting an imaginary manmade global warming or climate change. It also means extending the reach of the UN so that local bodies (local councils and municipalities that belong to ICLEI, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) can implement its global directives and make it look grassroots or like it was locally decided.

United Nations “Consensus” = Bought-and-Paid-For Opinion

The UN loves to boast about how it operates by consensus. However, it’s fake consensus, much like the nations of the West have fake democracy. There is no real democracy when all of the political candidates have the same view on key issues, and answer to the same force. Likewise, there is no real consensus when the direction and agenda have been decided in advance. It’s just a playing out of a discussion, cleverly guided by key agents to ensure the outcome is what the elite have secretly dictated beforehand. One way this happens at the UN is through the World Bank (a branch for the UN) which pays for people (from all corners of the globe) to come to events to give appearance of a global consensus of all the citizens of the world. However, a condition of them being funded is that they say what they are told to say. Rose Koire and others have also exposed the Delphi Technique, which is a way that meetings are cleverly manipulated by facilitators to guide the group towards an end goal, view or consensus, while making it appear the group arrived there organically.

United Nations “Empowerment” = One World Military

When the UN talks about empowerment, it is not really talking about individual empowerment for you or I. That is just a pretext. The UN is seeking global power. It was set up to become higher and more powerful than national Governments. It is seeking the empowerment of itself. It wants an army or police force with which it can start to impose all its rules over every nation and person on Earth. There is already a UN “Peacekeeping” force – another Orwellian name for military soldiers. War is Peace. In a similar vein, the UN “Humanitarian Missions” are not called wars but are wars. They involve the attacking and bombing of innocent countries (including many civilians, women and children, such as happened in Libya) because UN leaders and “the international community” (i.e. the elite-controlled global consensus) has decided that they want more control over a particular area. The more that the UN empowers itself, the closer we step to a One World Military force.

United Nations “Rule of Law” = Subversion of National Sovereignty

The UN keeps invoking the “Rule of Law” mantra to convince people it has authority over them when it doesn’t. Interestingly, this is exactly the phrase used by George Bush Sr. on September 11th, 1991, when he publicly pushed for a New World Order. The UN keeps arrogantly proceeding with its “Rule of Law” idea, however the basic rule of treaty law is that a treaty is only binding on the signatories, and the UN is still trying to impose the ICC (International Criminal Court) upon all countries, even those who have not signed on to it. This is based upon the arbitrary number of “60” countries that ratified it. It all stems from the false belief that UN Charter trumps the US Constitution.

United Nations “Sustainability” = Centralization of Control

The 2015 UN Summit agenda includes “effective, accountable and inclusive institutions to achieve sustainable development”. Sustainability and sustainable development are clever pretexts for centralization of power. This stems from the decision made decades ago by the elite to use the threat of pollution and environmental catastrophe, or the threat of humanity itself, as the cover for a worldwide power grab. Consider the excerpt below from the Report from the Iron Mountain:

“It may be, for instance, that gross pollution of the environment can eventually replace the possibility of mass destruction by nuclear weapons as the principal apparent threat to the survival of the species. Poisoning of the air, and of the principal sources of food and water supply, is already well advanced, and at first glance would seem promising in this respect; it constitutes a threat that can be dealt with only through social organization and political power.”

Consider also this excerpt from the Club of Rome’s 1991 document entitled The First Global Revolution:

“In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill. In their totality and their interactions these phenomena do constitute a common threat which must be confronted by everyone together … all these dangers are caused by human intervention in natural processes, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then is humanity itself.”

The Entire Foundation of the United Nations …

Underpinning all the marketing buzzwords of the United Nations, and underpinning the entire foundation of the United Nations itself, is the same insidious ideology behind many famous “isms”. It’s the same ideology behind fascism, socialism and communism. It’s called collectivism – and it doesn’t matter whether you’re left or right (a false dichotomy anyway since both sides are controlled by the same force), because collectivist thinking controls all parts of the current political spectrum across the world.

Collectivism is the idea that the group is more important than the individual, that the State is everything, that only the State grants human rights and that there should be no private property. Collectivism is total anathema to individual freedom and rights, and everything upon which the American Republic was founded. No one has exposed this better than G. Edward Griffin, whose speeches and books are worth close attention.

The elite controllers promoting collectivism are trying to achieve, though the UN, one of the finest pieces of brainwashing ever attempted: to convince you that all your rights are granted by Government – and therefore that Government (i.e. the elite at the top) may take them all away if it deems so. Such a balance of power is inherently tyrannical. To deny that humans are born with or come to Earth with intrinsic rights is to deny the basic worthiness of a person – and to set up a situation where they can become enslaved later on in life.

(As an aside, one of the 3 most notorious conspiracy documents ever written, in my opinion, was The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. Towards the end of the document the writers admit that the World Government they are trying to install is collectivist.)

Below is a quote from the official UN Charter:

Chapter II, Article 5:

UN Security Council may suspend rights and privileges

“A Member of the United Nations against which preventive or enforcement action has been taken by the Security Council may be suspended from the exercise of the rights and privileges of membership by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council. The exercise of these rights and privileges may be restored by the Security Council.”

And which members comprise the UN Security Council? There are 5 permanent members (US, Britain, France, Russia and China), all of whom have historically had governments which have experimented upon, tortured, killed and committed genocide against their own citizens, and citizens from other countries.

As Edward Griffin write in his book The Fearful Master: A Second Look at the United Nations:

” … the UN assumes that the Charter is vague and broad enough so as to authorize it to do absolutely everything! This concept of unlimited power was made absolutely clear when the UN World Court declared: “Under international law, the organization [the UN] must be deemed to have those powers which, though not expressly provided in the Charter, are conferred upon it by necessary implication as being essential to the performance of its duties.” “

The Collectivist 2015 UN Summit Draws Closer …

There you have it. The collectivist foundation of the UN has always been in diametric opposition to the individualistic foundation of the US. The UN was set up to be able to administer and oversee (i.e. control) everything from your state of health to your housing. The US Federal Government was set up with strict limits on how much it could do (especially in the 9th and 10th Amendments of the Bill of Rights).

As the 2015 UN Summit draw closer, it would be well worth revisiting what kind of world we want to live in, before it is overtaken by a collectivist New World Order.

Sources:

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/summit

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=33147

http://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com/iclei-when-they-say-local-they-mean-it.html

http://www.vlrc.org/articles/110.html

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk06toqOo50

http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/chapter2.shtml

https://books.google.com/books/about/The_fearful_master.html?id=I81BAAAAIAAJ


Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com, writing on many aspects of the global conspiracy, from vaccines to Zionism to false flag operations and more, and also including info on natural health, sovereignty and higher consciousness.

The Toll Of War: 500,000 Yemenis Flee Their Country

Yemenis walk on a beach of Aden's Tawahi neighbourhood on May 6, 2015 as civilians are trying to escape by sea the ongoing fighting. At least 32 civilians were killed and 67 wounded in shelling that hit people trying to escape by sea, a health official said. The shelling hit a small fishing harbour and a barge carrying civilians, the official said, blaming Huthi rebels who have been trying to take control of Tawahi and clashing with forces loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.  AFP PHOTO / SALEH AL-OBEIDI

Yemenis walk on a beach of Aden’s Tawahi neighbourhood on May 6, 2015 as civilians are trying to escape, by sea, the ongoing fighting. At least 32 civilians were killed and 67 wounded in shelling that hit people trying to escape by sea, a health official said. The shelling hit a small fishing harbour and a barge carrying civilians, the official said, blaming Huthi rebels who have been trying to take control of Tawahi and clashing with forces loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. AFP PHOTO / SALEH AL-OBEIDI

(The Real Agenda) On March 26 the Arab coalition began a campaign to bomb Yemen in a supposed effort to stop the Huthi and defend the Government of Abdrabbo Mansur Hadi. Mansur Hadi is is a puppet of Saudi Arabia, but the Arab coalition alleges that their action responds to the fact that he is the only one recognized by the international community.

Regardless of the real agenda behind the US supported Saudi bombing of Yemen, the undeniable fact is that the relentless attacks have left over half a million Yemeni’s homeless. About 545,000 people have been forced to leave their homes, while at least 1,850 have been killed and 7,394 others wounded, according to the latest United Nations report published on Tuesday.

In addition to the more than half million people displaced since March, some 330,000 had already fled their homes earlier because of the precarious situation in Yemen. According to a spokesman for UNHCR, the UN agency for refugees, another 29,000 had fled to neighboring countries.

The UN agency also reports that some 250,000 Somali refugees in Yemen have also been affected by the conflict.

The UN announcement comes a day after the coalition resumed its bombing of Yemen following a humanitarian truce of five days. According to officials of the World Food Programme (WFP), “it was not enough” to help all the population at risk, only some 400,000 of the 738,000 people were reached.

Despite the fact that hundreds of thousands are still waiting to receive food and water, the Saudis did not concede an extension to the humanitarian truce requested by the UN.

On Tuesday, Saudi planes bombed several targets spposedly being held by Huthi rebels in Sanaa and its surroundings. The bombings in the capital, the first since the end of the truce on Sunday, have begun shortly before this morning and have targeted alleged Huthi arms deposits.

A house of the son of Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Ahmed, an ally of the Shiite rebels, has also been the target of attacks. This is proof that the Saudi’s lie when they say they are only targeting weapons and declared rebel strongholds. They are also targeting civialians.

The Arab coalition had resumed activities on Sunday night immediately after the end of the cease-fire in preparation for air strikes against rebel positions, especially in the southern city of Aden, where the heaviest fighting has been taking place.

The US-supported bombing of Yemen

“The humanitarian situation is much deteriorated by the lack of sanitation and shortages of electricity, water and security, and Yemen needs millions of dollars to meet those needs,” said last week the Yemeni Communications Minister, Nadia al Saqaf.

The minister set at 1,400,000 people the total of Yemenis suffering from food insecurity as a result of the western-sponsored bombings, which have been added to the 10 million people who already live in that situation.

The Arab coalition has continued to bombard certain areas of the country, including populated areas and basic infrastructure, where its leadership says Shiite militiamen are present. The bombings are taking place while fighting continues between rival militia factions in southern provinces.

Humanitarian organizations such have repeatedly denounced the major humanitarian needs that this new conflict has added to the already difficult situation in the poorest country of the Arabian peninsula.

 Saudi Arabia and Washington block Humanitarian aid

Despite the apparent good will from the Arab and their American aggressors to allow for a five day truce, the truth is that the conditions in Yemen are only deteriorating.

As reported y Steven Lendman last week:

Hospitals can’t operate properly to treat patients and save lives. Since April 21, Saudi warships blocked a commercial oil tanker from reaching Yemen. Other vessels carrying humanitarian aid are prevented from reaching Yemeni ports.

Doctors and emergency workers who are embedded in the refugee camps in Yemen warn that war imposed conditions “prevent humanitarian organizations from delivering life-saving assistance.” This has been the latest report from a group of 47 humanitarian agencies.

While international organizations make an effort to send food, water, and power generators, among others, to fulfill basic needs, Saudi warplanes and ships block this humanitarian aid from reaching Yemen. According to Lendman, only “small amounts are arriving although far more aid is needed. The deliveries need to be authorized by Washington and the Saudis before they are sent it.

Lendman reported that:

Iranian international affairs advisor Ali Akbar Velayati cited international law saying “(n)o other country, under any name, is allowed to interfere in the internal affairs of other independent countries. Therefore, Yemen’s airspace (and coastal waters) belong to itself.”

No one in the world understands how can the United States and countries that make part of the Arab coalition justify their murderous campaign in the most impoverished country in the continent. The Arab-led bombing of Yemen resembles the last attack perpetrated by Israel against Gaza, which the Netanyahu government said intended to kill militia members and destroy weapons. We all know how that “humanitarian” campaign ended.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Despotic Saudi Regime To Execute Prominent Cleric

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Saudi Arabia is notorious for public beheadings, whippings, torture, wars of aggression and other lawless actions. It remains America’s closest Arab ally.

One rogue state supports another. Both partner in high crimes against peace. Syria and Yemen are Exhibits A and B.

Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr is a prominent nonviolent regime critic.

He’s been beaten, shot, arrested, tortured, denied vitally needed medical treatment, and otherwise abused for expressing his views freely.

Last October, he was sentenced to death unjustly for nonexistent sedition, “seeking foreign meddling in (Saudi affairs), disobeying its rulers, and taking up arms against the security forces.”

Not a shred of evidence supports the outrageous charges. He justifiably criticizes Saudi repressive rule. He calls it “particularly reactionary.”

He opposes violence and “murder in the name of God.” He supports open, free and fair elections. He believes in governance “based on justice and liberty.”

He denounces Saudi mistreatment of Shia Muslims. He enjoys widespread popularity for his views.

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information said Saudi authorities “persecut(ed) Shia reformist Nimr Bakir al-Nimr for his criticism of policies of sectarian discrimination against the Shia in Saudi Arabia and for his call for reform and equality.”

He’s told supporters Saudi “authorities depend on bullets and killing and imprisonment. We must depend on the roar of the word, on the words of justice.”

“We do not accept (violence). This is not our practice…We welcome those who follow such (an) attitude.”

“The weapon of the word is stronger than the power of lead.” He called on authorities to stop bloodshed. He predicted otherwise it would be overthrown.

His trial was a travesty of justice. He was declared guilty by accusation. He had no opportunity to defend himself. Automatic capital punishment sentencing followed. Despotic regimes operate this way.

Amnesty International responded to his death sentence calling it “part of a campaign by the authorities in Saudi Arabia to crush all dissent, including those defending the rights of the Kingdom’s Shia Muslim community.”

It shows how far regime officials “will go in their quest to stop Shia activists from defending their rights.” AI demanded al-Nimr’s release and end to regime “systematic discrimination and harassment of the Shia community.”

His “trial (was) seriously flawed,” said AI. “Eyewitnesses, whose testimonies were the only evidence used against him, were not brought to court to testify. This violates the country’s own laws.”

“The Sheikh was denied the most basic means to prepare for his defence and was not represented by legal counsel for some of the proceedings because the authorities did not inform his lawyer of some dates of the hearings.”

Saudis tolerate no dissent. They crack down hard on all critics. Free and open expression is strictly prohibited.

Shia Rights Watch (SRW) urged the international community to halt al-Nimr’s execution – to pressure Saudis to free all political prisoners, to demand they respect free expression and religion as fundamental human rights.

The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) asked UN officials to intervene on behalf of al-Nimr. He’s Saudi Arabia’s most respected Shia cleric.

Despite his forthcoming execution, Washington and rogue Western allies remain silent.

One phone call from Obama with teeth could stop it. His public hanging was scheduled for May 14.

He may already be dead as this is written. It remains to be seen how Shias react inside the Kingdom and beyond.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Big Brother In Little Nicaragua

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The Nicaraguan president, Daniel Ortega, is sponsoring a law whose goal is to give his government complete control over the Internet. That control will be exercised through the creation of a state company that will manage broadband services in the Central American country, and that will decide who will receive licenses or permits to offer such services.

The initiative is promoted by the Executive branch as a policy to ‘modernize’ telecommunications in Nicaragua. The proposal has not yet reached the National Assembly for discussion, but has already generated much rejection, including from Nicaraguan private enterprises that are traditionally strong Ortega allies.

The law supposedly intends to promote and develop the national telecommunications network services, but in practice it seeks to give power to Telcor, to force companies that provide Internet service to provide “information and documentation related to telecommunication services that it requires from customers. It will also demand access to all the technical, economic and financial information for the “statistical purposes, control, monitoring and tariff setting.”

According to the association of Nicaraguan Internet, analysts and civil society organizations, the new law could involve a violation of the privacy of Nicaraguans, which would go against the Constitution. Opponents argue that if the law is approved, t will give the Executive Sandinista control of the communications made through Internet.

The initiative was harshly rejected in Nicaragua. One of the loudest opposition voices comes from the Superior Council of Private Enterprise (COSEP), whose president and traditional ally of Ortega’s government, has spoken about the extent to which entrepreneurs oppose the Executive’s initiative.

“We are completely against it, because it seeks full control of Internet and because it goes in the opposite direction of the efforts of all public and private sector to attract investment to the country. It also goes against economic freedom,” said Joseph Adam Aguerri.

Along with COSEP’s concerns Ortega has found opposition from civil society organizations and human rights defenders who say that the law becomes an instrument of censorship and a violation of freedom of expression.

PEN International in Nicaragua, a group led by intellectuals and journalists, said it “categorically rejects state control of communications, as a violation of the inalienable right to freedom of expression, privacy of individuals, and unrestricted access of citizens to the content available on the Internet. “

The bill has not been presented to the National Assembly, which is in control of the ruling Sandinista Party, but it is expected to have overwhelming support from Ortega’s allies. It is almost certain that the news law would be approved by the 63 Sandinista deputies of the camera.

The Executive so far has not commented on the criticism, but did hold meetings with the private sector.

“We are the ones who decide in the end which items will stay and continue to make the necessary consultations with the institutions involved”, said Tuesday the Sandinista deputy Jenny Martinez.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Kiev’s Ongoing Aggression On Donbass

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Minsk II ceasefire terms didn’t end conflict. Kiev breached them straightaway – the way it did after two previous 2014 agreements. Nothing its fascist regime agrees to is worth the paper it’s written on.

Low-level conflict continues. A previous article quoted US-controlled puppet Ukrainian president Poroshenko on state-controlled television saying:

“The war will be over only when Ukraine regains control of Donbass and Crimea.”

“It will take as much time as it takes. The country’s territorial integrity must be priority number one.”

“We will use every way possible. We will be uncompromising on that matter.”

The Republic of Crimea is official Russian territory. Crimeans near-unanimously voted for reunification in an independently judged open, free and fair referendum.

They won’t tolerate returning to Ukraine. They reject fascist rule. During V-Day commemorations last weekend, Poroshenko was at it again. He vowed to “liberate” Donbass and Crimea, adding:

“During six long years of the World War II, hundreds of millions of people all over the world dreamed of the first minute of peace.”

“We dream of such minute as well. It will come. Peace will return to Ukraine. I promise to do everything possible for that. And I will do impossible as well.”

He continues waging war on Donbass. He’s done so throughout his tenure. He’s mobilizing and readying for resumed full-scale conflict.

His appointed Lugansk region governor Gennady Moskal intends isolating the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) – on orders from Kiev and perhaps Washington, in blatant violation of Minsk terms.

He plans blocking roads linking LPR with Ukraine, saying:

“Soon any crossings of the disengagement line (between areas controlled by the Ukrainian government and the rebels) for transport, including cars, will be cut.”

“All motorways will be blocked. An exception would be made only for pedestrians” – beginning on May 12.

“There are no people there, only terrorists,” he blustered. “Normal people have all gone to our side. If you are feeding the terrorists, then you are aiding and abetting them.”

On Friday, 168 trucks were blocked. Moscal lied saying they were smuggling illicit goods to Donbass rebels.

Last year’s Kiev-imposed economic blockade maintains a state of war in blatant violation of Minsk.

Western governments able to intervene responsibly do nothing. Chances for restoring peace are virtually nil.

Ahead of John Kerry’s visit to Sochi, Russia on May 12 to discuss Ukraine, Syria and other major geopolitical issues with Sergey Lavrov and Vladimir Putin, a Russian Foreign Ministry statement said:

“The White House groundlessly blame(s) Russia for the Ukrainian crisis, which in fact, was largely provoked by the United States itself.”

“In 2014, the Obama administration chose the path of scaling back bilateral relations, proclaimed a course of isolating Russia on the international arena and demanded that those states that traditionally follow the lead of Washington support its confrontational steps.”

Moscow responded to its hostile actions and continues “taking measures to ensure the country’s safety.”

“In our dialogue with the United States, we consistently emphasise that we are open to cooperation based on equal rights, non-interference in internal affairs and due consideration for Russia’s interests, without attempts to put pressure on us.”

“We hope that the visit by Secretary of State John Kerry will promote stabilisation of bilateral relations, on which global stability largely depends.”

Kerry came to make unreasonable demands. Hegemons operate this way – all take and no give.

Diplomatic rhetoric from US officials when conciliatory mask Washington’s unbending hardline imperial agenda.

Longstanding plans call for regime change in Russia – in place since its 1917 revolution. Paul Wolfowitz’s 1992 doctrine still stands saying Washington’s “first objective is prevent(ing) the re-emergence of (rival states), either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere.”

America demands unipolar/New World Order dominance under rules its sets – regardless of fundamental international laws, norms and standards.

All independent governments are targeted for regime change – by coups, assassinations or wars of aggression.

Obama elevated state terrorism to a higher level. Russia and China are prime targets. So is Iran. P5+1 nuclear talks changed nothing.

America wants puppet regimes it controls replacing their independent governments. Lunatics infesting Washington risk global war.

Never in world history has one nation threatened humanity’s survival like America – using proxy regimes it installs like in Ukraine to advance its agenda.

In Sochi, Russia, Sergey Lavrov gave Kerry a symbolic gift of Krasnodar, Russian potatoes, tomatoes, and a T-shirt commemorating the 70th anniversary of victory in what Moscow calls the Great Patriotic War against the scourge of fascism.

Kerry offered no olive branch in return. His Twitter comment following talks said:

“Had frank discussions with President #Putin & FM #Lavrov on key issues including #IranTalks, #Syria, #Ukraine.”

“Important to keep lines of communication between the US and #Russia open as we address pressing global issues.”

Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said “(t)hrough dialogue, it is possible to find ways for a normalisation, closer coordination in dealing with international problems.”

“Russia was never the initiator of this cooling of relations.”

Hardline US policy remains fixed. Nothing in prospect suggests change. Hegemons operate this way. World peace hangs in the balance.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

In September, The UN Launches A Major Sustainable Development Agenda For The Entire Planet

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The UN plans to launch a brand new plan for managing the entire globe at the Sustainable Development Summit that it will be hosting from September 25th to September 27th.  Some of the biggest names on the planet, including Pope Francis, will be speaking at this summit.  This new sustainable agenda focuses on climate change of course, but it also specifically addresses topics such as economics, agriculture, education and gender equality.  For those wishing to expand the scope of “global governance”, sustainable development is the perfect umbrella because just about all human activity affects the environment in some way.  The phrase “for the good of the planet” can be used as an excuse to micromanage virtually every aspect of our lives.  So for those who are concerned about the growing power of the United Nations, this summit in September is something to keep an eye on.  Never before have I seen such an effort to promote a UN summit on the environment, and this new sustainable development agenda is literally a framework for managing the entire globe.

If you are not familiar with this new sustainable development agenda, the following is what the official United Nations website says about it…

The United Nations is now in the process of defining Sustainable Development Goals as part a new sustainable development agenda that must finish the job and leave no one behind. This agenda, to be launched at the Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, is currently being discussed at the UN General Assembly, where Member States and civil society are making contributions to the agenda.

The process of arriving at the post 2015 development agenda is Member State-led with broad participation from Major Groups and other civil society stakeholders. There have been numerous inputs to the agenda, notably a set of Sustainable Development Goals proposed by an open working group of the General Assembly, the report of an intergovernmental committee of experts on sustainable development financing, General Assembly dialogues on technology facilitation and many others.

Posted below are the 17 sustainable development goals that are being proposed so far.  Some of them seem quite reasonable.  After all, who wouldn’t want to “end poverty”.  But as you go down this list, you soon come to realize that just about everything is involved in some way.  In other words, this truly is a template for radically expanded “global governance”.  Once again, this was taken directly from the official UN website

1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere

2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture

3. Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages

4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all

9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation

10. Reduce inequality within and among countries

11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (taking note of agreements made by the UNFCCC forum)

14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss

16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development

As you can see, this list goes far beyond “saving the environment” or “fighting climate change”.

It truly covers just about every realm of human activity.

Another thing that makes this new sustainable development agenda different is the unprecedented support that it is getting from the Vatican and from Pope Francis himself.

In fact, Pope Francis is actually going to travel to the UN and give an address to kick off the Sustainable Development Summit on September 25th

His Holiness Pope Francis will visit the UN on 25 September 2015, and give an address to the UN General Assembly immediately ahead of the official opening of the UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda.

This Pope has been very open about his belief that climate change is one of the greatest dangers currently facing our world.  Just a couple of weeks ago, he actually brought UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the Vatican to speak about climate change and sustainable development.  Here is a summary of what happened…

On 28 April, the Secretary-General met with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican and later addressed senior religious leaders, along with the Presidents of Italy and Ecuador, Nobel laureates and leading scientists on climate change and sustainable development.

Amidst an unusually heavy rainstorm in Rome, participants at the historic meeting gathered within the ancient Vatican compound to discuss what the Secretary-General has called the “defining challenge of our time.”

The mere fact that a meeting took place between the religious and scientific communities on climate change was itself newsworthy. That it took place at the Vatican, was hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and featured the Secretary-General as the keynote speaker was all the more striking.

In addition, Pope Francis is scheduled to release a major encyclical this summer which will be primarily focused on the environment and climate change.  The following comes from the New York Times

The much-anticipated environmental encyclical that Pope Francis plans to issue this summer is already being translated into the world’s major languages from the Latin final draft, so there’s no more tweaking to be done, several people close to the process have told me in recent weeks.

I think that we can get a good idea of the kind of language that we will see in this encyclical from another Vatican document which was recently released.  It is entitled “Climate Change and The Common Good”, and it was produced by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.  The following is a brief excerpt

Unsustainable consumption coupled with a record human population and the uses of inappropriate technologies are causally linked with the destruction of the world’s sustainability and resilience. Widening inequalities of wealth and income, the world-wide disruption of the physical climate system and the loss of millions of species that sustain life are the grossest manifestations of unsustainability. The continued extraction of coal, oil and gas following the “business-as-usual mode” will soon create grave existential risks for the poorest three billion, and for generations yet unborn. Climate change resulting largely from unsustainable consumption by about 15% of the world’s population has become a dominant moral and ethical issue for society. There is still time to mitigate unmanageable climate changes and repair ecosystem damages, provided we reorient our attitude toward nature and, thereby, toward ourselves. Climate change is a global problem whose solution will depend on our stepping beyond national affiliations and coming together for the common good. Such transformational changes in attitudes would help foster the necessary institutional reforms and technological innovations for providing the energy sources that have negligible effects on global climate, atmospheric pollution and eco-systems, thus protecting generations yet to be born. Religious institutions can and should take the lead in bringing about that change in attitude towards Creation.

The Catholic Church, working with the leadership of other religions, can now take a decisive role by mobilizing public opinion and public funds to meet the energy needs of the poorest 3 billion people, thus allowing them to prepare for the challenges of unavoidable climate and eco-system changes. Such a bold and humanitarian action by the world’s religions acting in unison is certain to catalyze a public debate over how we can integrate societal choices, as prioritized under UN’s sustainable development goals, into sustainable economic development pathways for the 21st century, with projected population of 10 billion or more.

Under this Pope, the Vatican has become much more political than it was before, and sustainable development has become the Vatican’s number one political issue.

And did you notice the language about “the world’s religions acting in unison”?  Clearly, the Vatican believes that it has the power to mobilize religious leaders all over the planet and have them work together to achieve the “UN’s sustainable development goals”.

I can never remember a time when the United Nations and the largest religious institution on the planet, the Catholic Church, have worked together so closely.

So what will the end result of all this be?

Should we be concerned about this new sustainable development agenda?

Please feel free to add to the discussion by posting a comment below…


Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

Brussels Imposes Illegal Immigration Quotas On Member-States

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By: The Real Agenda |

Powerful European technocrats will continue bombing Africa and the Middle East while mandating that member-States welcome war refugees.

No one likes having uninvited guests in their house, especially when someone else is dictating that you must have them over for an indefinite time.

In Europe, however, that is exactly what the unelected technocrats are demanding member-States do. The response that European leaders have given to the drama of massive illegal immigration has been “immediate but insufficient,” which according to many well-meaning people means that the next best thing is to open the doors to tens of thousands of African and Middle Eastern people a month.

It is not a secret that the cause of such large numbers of immigrants showing up on European shores is Europe’s and America’s economic and military policies, which both exploit and balkanize African countries for the sake of money and control.

Since no member-State has voluntarily accepted the calls to open the doors to tens of thousands of people who leave their lands due to war, famine and misery, the EU is forcing all member-States to accept quotas that will depend on each country’s GDP, unemployment, population and the number of requests for assylum.

“The EU should not wait to act until the pressure is intolerable”, explains the document issued by Brussels. With a system that concentrates 72% of asylum applications in four countries, Brussels has decided to implemet two measures.

It will immediately activate the emergency system provided for in the treaties as “a sudden influx” of foreigners from third countries is detected. This mechanism will enable a distribution of asylum seekers in “a fair and balanced participation” of all member-States.

Brussels also presented a new rule that will mandate the distribution of immigrants in a “mandatory and automatic” way when a massive influx of foreigners occurs.

As it has happened in other occassions, and given the dire economic situation in which most European countries are, the free flow of illegal immigrants from third world nations will mean more trouble for the continental economy, as the states will have to print more money to subsidize the cost of services provided to those people who arrive by the hundreds to the coasts of Italy, France and Spain.

The novelty with the EU’s mandate is that it is binding, so member-States have no option but to accept it. Up until now, it was the member-States the ones who had the power to decide what was done on issues such as immigration, even in emergency situations.

This week, Brussels has decided that the best solution is a direct and binding resolution that overpowers the political difficulty in accepting refugees, especially in countries that already bear the pressure of arrivals at their coasts.

Under the new proposal, most immigrants will be processed through Germany and Sweden to then be settled in countries like Spain, Portugal or Romania, which are among the countries which according to the EU have absorbed the least number of them.

In this way, the EU intends to compensate for the countries of the North, which supposedly made a bigger effort in the last extraordinary summit in late April by agreeing to devote more resources to deal with foreign arrivals in the Mediterranean.

“Member-States will have to show solidarity and redouble their efforts to assist countries that are on the front line”, says the proposal as a reminder of the necessary assistance to those closest to the countries with external borders.

But having to accept quotas is not the end of the story. The so-called great solidarity is not limited to setting quotas with immigrants who have already arrived in Europe.

The EU executive will launch a recommendation later this month for the reception of refugees in origin, that is, those who have not yet joined the EU. With this measure the EU evidently intends to make it even easier and more appealing to immigrants to jump on a boat with another 300 people and to face the treacherous waters that may or may not deliver them to continental Europe.

According to unofficial data, the EU would be willing to allow as many as 20,000 illegal immigrants a year with official numbers showing that so far the total has reached around 7,000. The number suggested by the EU Commission seems small when compared with the United States, for example, which opeans its doors to close to 60,000.

Brussels announced a mandatory quota model for 2016 should member-States not follow the new mandate. That is why the 20,000 figure is not definitive.
To facilitate the resettlement of foreigners fleeing conflict, Brussels proposes an idea that, without adopting European centers in third countries for asylum, quite approaches.

In order to coordinate the arrival of African and Middle Easter people, he EU will establish a pilot center in Niger at the end of 2015. It is intended to allow for the organization of the trips between Africa and Europe.

All these projects will receive fresh money. The document to be presented next week includes 50 million euros to promote extraordinary reception of foreigners in 2015 and 2016.

Another 60 million will be used to provide health care in the countries “that are under particular pressure.” And more than 30 million will go towards regional cooperation.

The reverse of all this solidarity is a greater hardness in the return of all those who are considered without the right to asylum. Only 39% of expulsions decreed in 2013 were executed, an issue which, in the opinion of Brussels, encourages risky departures to Europe.

The Commission proposes to give new powers to Frontex, the border monitoring agency, to expedite those returns.

The EU executive’s own document concludes with three other future proposals that would lead a revolution: a single asylum system with uniform criteria for all countries, a unified border management, with a European body responsible for protecting it, and an integrated system of legal immigration that would create “a European pool of skilled immigrants” accessible to employers.

This last proposal is the most preposterous of all, since immigrants from African and Middle Eastern countries are people with a very low skill set.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Obama DID NOT Kill Bin Laden!

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Claiming otherwise is one of his many Big Lies. On May 1, 2011, he willfully deceived the US public saying:

“The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat Al Qaeda.”

“Today’s achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of the American people.”

In last Sunday’s London Review of Books, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh shredded Obama’s Big Lie like others before him.

Obama’s official narrative “might have been written by (Alice in Wonderland author) Lewis Carroll,” he said. It was a total fabrication. More on his account below.

Volumes of evidence separate fact from fiction. On July 11, 2002, New York Times said “Osama bin Laden is dead. (He) died in December and was buried in the mountains of southeast Afghanistan.”

“Pakistan’s president, Pervez Musharraf, echoed the information…(T)he truth is that Osama bin Laden is dead.”

The BBC, Fox News and other media sources reported the same information. David Ray Griffin seminal book on the topic titled “Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive?” did it best.

He presented “objective evidence and testimonies.” The former includes the following:

Through December 13, 2001, the CIA monitored messages between bin Laden and his associates. Suddenly they stopped.

On December 26, 2001, a leading Pakistani newspaper reported bin Laden’s death. It cited a prominent Taliban official attending his funeral – witnessing his dead body before it was laid to rest.

His was very ill with kidney disease and other ailments. In July 2001, he was treated at the American Hospital in Dubai.

On September 10, 2001 (one day before 9/11), CBS News anchor Dan Rather reported his admittance to a Rawalpindi, Pakistan hospital.

He had nothing to do with 9/11. An earlier article discussed the Mother of All Big Lies.

In January 2001, Dr. Sanjay Gupta said bin Laden appeared “in the last stages of kidney failure” (according to Griffin) – based on video evidence he saw in late November or early December 2001.

In July 2002, CNN reported the capture of bin Laden’s bodyguards months earlier in February. “Sources believe that if the bodyguards were captured away from bin Laden, it is likely the most-wanted man in the world is dead,” it said.

Washington offered a $25 million reward for information leading to bin Laden’s capture or killing. No one came forward to claim it. More on this below.

Testimonial evidence Griffin cited included influential “people in a position to know” saying bin Laden died in December 2001 including:

• Pakistan President Musharraf;

• FBI counterterrorism head Dale Watson;

• Oliver North saying, “I’m certain that Osama is dead…and so are all the other guys I stay in touch with;”

• Afghanistan President Karzai;

• Israeli intelligence saying supposed bin Laden messages were fake; and

• Pakistan’s ISI “confirm(ing) the death of…Osama bin Laden (and) attribut(ing) the reasons behind Washington’s hiding (the truth) to the desire of (America’s hawks) to use the issue of al Qaeda and international terrorism to invade Iraq.”

In October 2008, former CIA case officer Robert Baer told National Public Radio when asked: “Of course he’s dead.”

In March 2009, former Foreign Service officer Angelo Codevilla published an American Spectator article titled “Osama bin Elvis, saying:

“Seven years after (his) last verifiable appearance among the living, there is more evidence of Elvis’s presence among us than for his.”

Griffin explained today’s advanced technology can create fake messages and videos able to fool most people.

Pre-May 2011 claims about “bin Laden’s continued existence (weren’t) backed up by evidence,” Griffin explained.

Perpetuating the myth about bin Laden remaining alive until May 2011 remains one of the Big Lies of our time.

It bears repeating. Clear evidence proves he died of natural causes in December 2001. Keeping alive a dead man was done to pursue America’s phony “war on terror.”

So-called “Enemy Number One” was used to stoke fear as pretext for post-9/11 imperial wars on one country after another to this day.

Griffin hoped his book would help shorten America’s wars. They rage endlessly. Don’t expect Hersh’s article to change things.

He said bin Laden’s reported killing was “the high point of Obama’s first term, and a major factor in his re-election.”

The official White House account of bin Laden’s death was totally “false,” said Hersh. His version of events differs markedly from Griffin’s explained above.

Most important is both explanations and others expose the official Big Lie – hype used as justification for America’s war on terror, naked aggression against one country after another by any standard.

Hersh said the May 2011 bin Laden operation began in August 2010 after a former senior Pakistani (ISI) intelligence official offered information on his location in return for the $25 million reward Washington promised leading to his death or capture.

Claiming he was in Abbottabad under ISI house arrest doesn’t comport with convincing evidence of his December 2001 death.

Saying Obama wanted Osama dead belies his earlier demise. The staged bin Laden killing was hokum – especially with no visuals, corpse, independent proof and shifting official accounts.

Major events are always strategically timed for political reasons. In this case, to boost Obama’s sagging image. It got an immediate bump following the staged event.

It diverted attention from neoliberal harshness, force-fed austerity and protracted homeland Main Street Depression conditions.

They’re evident today in unprecedented levels of borderline/actual/or deep poverty, unemployment or underemployment, homelessness, hunger and overall deprivation in the world’s richest country.

It continued post-9/11 fear-mongering to further Washington’s imperial agenda – featuring one direct or proxy war of aggression after another against nations threatening no others.

So-called DNA evidence claimed to prove bin Laden’s death 12 hours after the staged Abbottabad incident was fake.

Experts explain DNA identification takes days to complete – impossible in hours, especially in a location with no professional lab or skilled personnel to conduct it.

Convincing evidence revealed about the alleged May 2011 bin Laden killing proves the official White House account was fabricated – one of many of Obama’s Big Lies.

A Final Comment

On August 6, 2011, 30 US special forces (including 20 Navy Seals) involved in the Abbottabad incident died in a reported helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Draw your own conclusions. Dead men tell no tales.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

The Secretive Bank Of England

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With the enactment of the privately owned central bank, the Bank of England provided the model for the financial enslavement of governments, and their citizens. Well before the conflict for establishing a National Bank in America or the eventual surrender to the money changers with the betrayal in instituting the Federal Reserve, the history of the Bank of England needs to be studied. Relying on British historians may seem to invoke a cultural bias; however, the range and wealth of information on this topic comes from an earlier age. Further research will expand this understanding and many of the sources cited can fulfill this objective.

For purposes of a mainstream account, the official site of the Bank of England provides a flowery version about the background and purported success of the scheme proposed by “William Paterson, envisaged a loan of £1,200,000 to the Government, in return for which the subscribers would be incorporated as the “Governor and Company of the Bank of England”. Although the new bank would have risked its entire capital by lending it to the Government, the subscription proved popular and the money was raised in a few weeks. The Royal Charter was sealed on 27 July 1694, and the Bank started its role as the Government’s banker and debt-manager, which it continues today.”

“The bank hath benefit of interest on all moneys which it creates out of nothing.”  

– William Paterson

THE FORMATION OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND by Halley Goodman provides a detailed and well sourced chronicle and background.

“The goldsmiths evolved to become the original private bankers of the time. Since  goldsmiths already had as part of their trade private stores of gold and stout vaults to store them in, entrepreneurs could entrust their own gold to them for safe keeping, for a fee, and receive a paper receipt for the deposit. The goldsmiths could then lend monies against these deposits for an additional fee. Mr. Hartley Winters declares that “some ingenious goldsmith conceived the epock-making notion of giving notes…and so founded modern banking.” Merchants would deposit “their money with the goldsmiths and received from them receipts” that “…were payable on demand, and were transferred from one holder to another in payment of debts.” These receipts or notes from the goldsmith bankers, often in the form of a letter, are some of the earliest surviving cheques in England. Given the economic realities of the time, although deposits provided the funds for their business, most of the clients of these goldsmith bankers were usually borrowers rather than depositors.”

From such humble origins, the foundation was laid to invent a central bank that would create money out of thin air and loan it at interest to the government, who lost it sovereignty for making this Faustian bargain.

Secrets of the Bank of England Revealed at Last!!

The Charter of the Bank of England (1694) with the Great Seal of William and Mary. The first usury central bank to be incorporated in England. 

The Bank of England account, published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin cites a rocky start and opposition from the goldsmiths.

“In 1696 (very soon after its birth) the Bank experienced a crisis. There was a want of money in England. The clipped silver had been called in, and the new money was not ready. Even rich people were living on credit, and issued promissory notes. The stock of the Bank of England had gone rapidly down from 110 to 83. The goldsmiths, who detested the corporation that had broken in on their system of private banking, now tried to destroy the new company. They plotted, and on the same day they crowded to Grocers’ Hall, where the Bank was located from 1694 to 1734, and insisted on immediate payment—one goldsmith alone demanding £30,000. The directors paid all their honest creditors, but refused to cash the goldsmiths’ notes, and left them their remedy in Westminster Hall. The goldsmiths triumphed in scurrilous pasquinades entitled, “The Last Will and Testament,” “The Epitaph,” “The Inquest on the Bank of England.”

It did not take long for the Jewish bankers to set their sights on Paterson’s bank and financers for the English regime. Brother Nathanael Kapner adds his audacious viewpoints.

“The new King William III soon got England involved in costly wars against Catholic France which put England deep into debt. Here was the Jewish bankers’ chance to collect. So King William, under orders from the Elders of Zion in Amsterdam, persuaded the British Treasury to borrow 1.25 million pounds of sterling from the Jewish bankers who had helped him to the throne.

Since the state’s debts had risen dramatically, the government had no choice but to accept. But there were conditions attached: The names of the lenders were to be kept secret and that they be granted a Charter to establish a Central Bank of England. Parliament accepted and the Jewish bankers sunk their tentacles into Great Britain.”

Actual control of the fiat central bank is discussed in Who owns the Bank of England?

“A very famous story relates to the Bank of England and the infamous Rothschilds, that all powerful banking family. This story was re-told recently in a BBC documentary about the creation of money and the Bank of England.

It revolves around the Battle of Waterloo in which Nathan Rothschild used his inside knowledge of the outcome and his faster horses and couriers to play the market by getting the result of the battle before anyone else knew the outcome.

He quickly sold his English bonds and gave all the traders who looked to him for guidance the impression that the French had won at Waterloo.

The other traders all rushed to sell their bonds before the market crashed thinking that they were now worthless and a massive fire-sale occurred as brokers clamered to get rid of their stock. This massive sell off quickly drove the price of the bonds down to 5% of their original worth.

Once the bottom had dropped out the market Nathan Rothschild then re-bought as many bonds back as he could at hugely discounted prices and in doing so he multiplied his wealth twenty times in 3 days of trading.

At the same time as becoming immensely wealthy he also became the single largest debtor to the English government which ultimately gave him control over the bank of England.”

If you are so inclined to do your own research, two sources, HISTORY OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND written by Dr. A. Andreades and Complete Histories: Bank of England to 1694, are worthy of review.

“As you can see by the 250-year chart of Bank of England stock, the shares showed no real trend during the 1700s, rose in price during the Napoleonic Wars as England left the gold standard and suffered inflation, declined in price from around 1818 to 1845 during the deflation that followed, rose in price for the rest of the 1800s as the Bank gradually increased its dividend, plunged until 1920 as inflation occurred without any compensating rise in the dividend, then gradually rose in price until the Bank was nationalized in 1945. The behavior of the Bank of England’s stock encapsulates the general behavior of the British stock market over that 250-year period.”

Now for most of its history the privately held Bank of England was extremely profitable to its owners. The method for charging interest on the creation of money has been the prime vehicle for driving both public and private debt throughout modern times.

The Guardian reports in the article, The truth is out: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it.

“The Bank of England let the cat out of the bag. In a paper called “Money Creation in the Modern Economy“, co-authored by three economists from the Bank’s Monetary Analysis Directorate, they stated outright that most common assumptions of how banking works are simply wrong, and that the kind of populist, heterodox positions more ordinarily associated with groups such as Occupy Wall Street are correct. In doing so, they have effectively thrown the entire theoretical basis for austerity out of the window.”

The entire monitory financial system is based upon charging usury on the creation of national currencies. No larger debtor exists than governments. The perfection of the Rothschild fraud is founded upon charging compound interest on the very medium of exchange that serves as legal tender.

The Bank of England set the stage for the centralization of all banking under the umbrella of banksters control. In order to discover all the secrets of manipulating the financial system, one must comprehend, the first and primary lesson; that central banks do not function as beneficiaries to their host nation, much less the ordinary “little people”.

Keeping this deplorable rip-off system extorting their pound of flesh is the principal objective of the financial elites. Interest on government bonds must be paid. More debt needs to be incurred. And the framework for human impoverishment lies at the feet of central banking.


SARTRE is the pen name of James Hall, a reformed, former political operative. This pundit’s formal instruction in History, Philosophy and Political Science served as training for activism, on the staff of several politicians and in many campaigns. A believer in authentic Public Service, independent business interests were pursued in the private sector. As a small business owner and entrepreneur, several successful ventures expanded opportunities for customers and employees. Speculation in markets, and international business investments, allowed for extensive travel and a world view for commerce. He is retired and lives with his wife in a rural community. “Populism” best describes the approach to SARTRE’s perspective on Politics. Realities, suggest that American Values can be restored with an appreciation of “Pragmatic Anarchism.” Reforms will require an Existential approach. “Ideas Move the World,” and SARTRE’S intent is to stir the conscience of those who desire to bring back a common sense, moral and traditional value culture for America. Not seeking fame nor fortune, SARTRE’s only goal is to ask the questions that few will dare … Having refused the invites of an academic career because of the hypocrisy of elite’s, the search for TRUTH is the challenge that is made to all readers. It starts within yourself and is achieved only with your sincere desire to face Reality. So who is SARTRE? He is really an ordinary man just like you, who invites you to join in on this journey. Visit his website at http://batr.org.

World Armies Preparing For Armageddon: Jade Helm CopyCat Drills Gone Global: China, Russia, Europe, Canada, Japan…It’s Not Begun It’s Here! (VIDEOS)

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The world’s armies are readying themselves for an epic Armageddon battle! From Canada’s Project Maple, to Americans Jade Helm, to Europe’s NATO drills, to Chinese and Russian naval war games. Countries are drilling and preparing their troops for battle, and these drills are among the LARGEST drills yet to be initiated! They are preparing for something MAJOR! 

America’s Jade Helm 15 drills are breaking records as forces deploy to occupy 10 different states across American. Preparations include practicing for gun confiscation, martial law preparation, war, and readiness for any type of crisis or cataclysmic scenario.

In Canada Project Maple is also breaking military records as it occupies different parts of the country practicing gun confiscation, martial law, war, and crisis/cataclysmic readiness.

In Europe, NATO is hosting the largest drills in history. Tens of thousands of troops are preparing for war. Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Scotland, Belgium, Poland, Netherlands, Finland, Lithuania, UK, Estonia, all involved.

In the Mediterranean Sea China and Russia Naval vessels are conducting their own live fire war games.

In Japan they are hosting navy drills.

“…And these are the beginnings of sorrows…” Mark 13:8

“…You shall hear or wars and rumors of wars…” Matthew 24:6

Here is the breaking report

Even more disturbing, check out this video by NextNewsNetwork….

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For More Information See: 

Canada Drill: http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/2015/03/19/canadian-army-partners-with-us-troops-in-deployment-exercise

http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=951899

US Drill: /r2/?url=http://www.scribd.com/doc/258605525/Jade-Helm-Martial-Law-WW3-Prep-Document-1

/police-state/2015/03/military-planing-a-surprise-visit-to-san-antonio-san-angelo-caldwell-and-many-more-why-the-answer-will-make-you-rethink-what-you-thought-you-already-knew-966.html

NATO Europe: http://www.globalresearch.ca/preparing-for-war-with-russia-nato-war-games-joint-warrior-in-scotland-13000-troops-54-warships-70-planes-submarines/5443229

http://rt.com/news/255389-nato-lithuania-estonia-exercises/

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/breaking-nato-clones-jade-helm-drills-in-europe-no-longer-a-question-ww3-will-happen/

Chinese and Russia hosting drill in Mediterranean Sea:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/world/chinese-and-russian-navies-to-hold-joint-drills-in-mediterranean.html?_r=0

Japan: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/690168/japan-ph-to-hold-naval-drills-near-disputed-shoal


Lisa Haven is an independent Christian news analysis and one of the top contributors on www.BeforeItsNews.com. She is also author of www.LisaHavenNews.net and runs her own youtube channel (Lisa Haven) with tens-of-thousands of views per day. Digging deep and finding truth is what she lives for. Her passion is to spread truth no matter where it lies. She covers everything from martial law, to FEMA camps, to end time bible prophecy, to government documents and much more! Before launching her journalism career, she wrote many bible studies and lead women ministries for a number of years. She will also complete her ministry degree at International School of Ministry this year.

Chile’s Government Falters

The country's president has decided to ask her ministers to resign while warning that in the next 72 hours, she, as the cacique of Chile will decide who stays and who goes.

The country’s president has decided to ask her ministers to resign while warning that in the next 72 hours, she, as the cacique of Chile will decide who stays and who goes.

Michele Bachelet ‘fires’ her cabinet to regain the people’s confidence

What is a president to do when her government is not running smoothly?

Common wisdom says that she should evaluate her mandate, make some self-criticism and eventually, if she cannot handle the heat, perhaps she needs to step aside leaving her post to someone else who does not have approval levels as low as hers, especially when her popularity very low and when her job approval is opposed by almost three quarters of the electorate.

But in Chile, things are slightly different. The country’s president, Michele Bachelet, has decided to ask her ministers to resign while warning that in the next 72 hours, she, as the cacique of Chile will decide who stays and who goes.

As in many other countries in Latin America, Chile is experiencing a major crisis regarding credibility, ethics and responsibility and people no longer trust their government and their institutions.

The president’s popularity is at 31% and the rejection for her management has reached a record high of 64%. That is why Michelle Bachelet has made the drastic decision to request that all of her ministers voluntarily leave office.

“I have found it necessary to make an assessment of multiple elements including management assessment. That will determine what team will accompany me during the next cycle,” said the socialist president in an television interview.

Bachelet’s decision to fire her cabinet had been demanded by the political world in Chile, as her and her government sail the choppy waters of political and financial scandals that are being investigated by the Prosecutor. The accussations of wrongdoing have unleashed a scenario of crisis in the Executive, and the parties and democratic institutions like Congress.

The fall of her entire cabinet, however, especially her interior minister, Rodrigo Peñailillo is considered key to her second administration which debuted in March 2014.

The situation is now unsustainable for the 41 year-old Peñailillo who in February saw his name involved in the so-called Caval case, a plot involving Bachelet’s daughter in law and her firstborn, Sebastian Davalos. The scandal has caused a wound to the confidence in the president.

It was February 5 when a Chilean magazine published details about a millionaire real estate company of her daughter Natalia Compagnon, Bachelet was on vacation with her family in southern Chile, so Peñailillo, from Santiago, was the designated person to handle the management of the crisis.

The president was at her summer home next to Dávalos and his wife and from that place, the Minister of Interior was blamed for not having sized the seriousness of the events that ended a week after with the resignation of Bachelet’s firstborn.

In the interview given yesterday, Bachelet spoke about what happened in those key hours of the Caval Case: “People called me and told me little parts about the issue. Otherwise, I would have immediately returned to Santiago.”

Peñailillo represented until a few months ago the generational replacement of the political center left new majority, which in the last few weeks has faced its own crisis.

In mid-April it emerged that Peñailillo had done business deals with a consulting firm known as AyN, a company founded by the collector of money for political campaigns Giorgio Martelli, which received $245 million from a mining company known as Soquimich.

Soquimich belongs to the former son in law of Augusto Pinochet. The money, according to the prosecution corresponds to services that were not really done by Soquimich.

Peñailillo said that he had indeed done some work for the company, but he never actually showed those reports.

On Sunday, he began a media campaign to attempt to demonstrated that he had done the work for Sochimich, but after several erratic interventions released in part by the newspaper La Tercera, things began to get complicated. Apparently, the publications were almost identical copies of texts posted by Eurobask in 2009.

With his interior minister in trouble, crumbling popularity figures and months of political scandals, including in her family, Bachelet again attempted to take control of the public agenda with the announcement of the fall of her cabinet.

The president tried last April to promote her ‘deep reform against corruption’ and a constituent assembly to form a new constitution that would replace the one established during Augusto Pinochet’s years in power.

The effect of Bachelet’s move, however, only lasted a few days and again the situation was complicated for Peñailillo, who has faced a strong public and open demand to leave office.

Bachelet had resisted this change of cabinet. He delayed the decision for weeks, especially while she waited for internal party elections.

After the election was over, Bachelet gave herself a few hours to finish forming her new team, which in all likelihood will be integrated by several ministers that currently make up the Executive. The main question is who will replace Interior Minister Peñailillo.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.