Many Military hotspots are flaring up in regions bordering the Seas mapped above.
Officials are imposing demands and threats, but our question is will the citizens obey?
Expect more global unrest and protests as the global financial crisis (with its currency and trade wars) continues…
Gareth Porter: The Permanent War State
Posted Mar 11, 2014
In this video WeAreChange talks to Investigative Geopolitical Analyst Gareth Porter to discuss war with Iran, Syria, false flags, and the American war machine. Gareth Porter; a former South East Asia specialist, discusses the future of war in the Middle East. Purchase Gareth’s newest book for insightful information on the perpetual wars in the Middle Eastern theater.
12 March 2014
Israeli air force strikes Gaza targets
“At least 60 rockets fired towards Israel from Gaza Strip in heaviest barrage since Operation Pillar of Defense…”
G7 Gang Up Against Russia
(Reuters) – European Union member states have agreed the wording of sanctions on Russia, including travel restrictions and asset freezes…
The seven-page document describes in detail the restrictive measures to be taken against Moscow if it does not reverse course in Crimea…
In a statement, the leaders of the G7 – the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada – called on Russia to stop the [Crimea public voting for secession from Ukraine to join Russia] referendum from taking place and said they would not recognize the outcome if it did.
[EU getting personal and targeting individuals and officials] are working on the names of those to be targeted.
European officials have indicated that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, will not be on the list, so that channels of communication can be kept open and further escalation is possible at a later date.
Instead the list – an annex to the sanctions document seen by Reuters – is expected to focus on targets close to Putin in the security services and military establishment as well as on prominent members of the Russian parliament.
In the past, EU sanctions against countries such as Syria, Libya and Iran have started with a list of around 20 people and entities linked to them, although Russia is a far larger country with more complex interconnections with the EU.
“The annex shall also contain, where available, the information necessary to identify the natural or legal persons, entities or bodies concerned,” reads the sanctions document.
“With regard to legal persons and entities, such information may include names, place and date of registration, registration number and place of business.”
Did The U.S. Steal Ukraine’s Central Bank Gold?
GATA tonight asked the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the U.S. State Department to disclose whether the United States has taken custody of Ukraine’s gold reserves. A publicist for the New York Fed immediately acknowledged the inquiry and said he would look into the issue right away. We’ll keep you posted.
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
Read More: http://www.gata.org/node/13754
Many Lining Up To Withdraw Money From The Banks
A bank run appears to have begun in Crimea as citizens lined up Thursday to withdraw funds from Ukraine’s largest bank, Oshad.
Read more: http://www.silverdoctors.com/bank-runs-begin-in-crimea/
Moscow won’t exclude sanctions to counter US and EU – Ministry
Russia is ready to retaliate with counter sanctions against the EU and US if they go ahead with economic measures against Russia over tension in Crimea, the Russian Economic Ministry has said.
“We hope that there will only be targeted political sanctions, and not a broad package affecting economic trade,” Deputy Economic Development Minister Aleksey Likhachev said.
“Our sanctions will be, of course, similar,” he added.
We [Russian Federation exclude G7 currencies (Dollar and others?) but allow gold or other currencies and commodities?] should sign deals in national currencies- this applies to energy, oil, gas, and everything else,” Aleksey Ulyukaev, the Minister of Economic Development said in an interview with the Vesti 24 TV channel.
Read Report: http://rt.com/business/russia-us-eu-sanctions-546/
Former U.S. Budget Director David Stockman today tells King World News that the West is playing a dangerous and provocative game with Ukraine and Russia with implications for gold: KWN
“If you can read a map, you can see we have no dog in that [Ukraine] hunt. …The point is that investors are beginning to realize that the alleged adults who are running the governments in Western Europe and the United States may not know what they are doing after all, and are beginning to take leave of their senses.
This is just nonsense — it’s the machinery cranking up and threatening silly things like opening up the (U.S.) Strategic Petroleum Reserve. That is crazy. That was built up with tens of billions of dollars over decades for a true emergency, when some cataclysmic event might happen in the global oil transportation system.
It was not meant to be some sort of tool in a game of diplomatic tit for tat, which is exactly what’s going on today. So when you see that kind of action it’s fair to ask, ‘How stable is this whole environment?’ And when there is instability, there is a bid for gold, and that’s what’s going on.”
GATA and Gold:
GATA got a compliment yesterday from Goldcorp founder Rob McEwen, now CEO of McEwen Mining — http://mcewenmining.com/ — who seems to have become the first major mining executive to speak candidly about and to acknowledge central bank intervention against the price of gold.
McEwen’s comments came in response to a question during McEwen Mining’s fourth-quarter and year-end financial results conference call. He was asked what he thought of the growing number of complaints about manipulation of the gold market and whether it would be good for him to complain about it to the Bank of Canada.
McEwen’s reply begins at the 24:07 mark in the recording archived here:
(Requires subscription and personal information) http://www.gowebcasting.com/events/mcewen-mining-inc/2014/03/11/fourth-quarter-and-year-end-financial-results-call/play/stream/10519
A slightly edited transcription is appended.
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
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Comments by McEwen Mining CEO Rob McEwen
McEwen Mining Fourth-Quarter and Year-End Results Discussion
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
As for manipulation, it has been the mandate of central banks around the world to manage their money, and they have a lot of tools at their disposal, such as the Federal Reserve’s saying, “Interest rates are going to be here — 50 or 100 basis points — and locked there for a period of time.”
They have all sorts of levers they can move around and one of those would be metals prices. It’s quite reasonable to expect that the central banks are going to be in there trying to manage the economy of the world, and metals prices would be one of those areas.
There have been a number of very good attempts — GATA is one — to highlight what they believe is manipulation that goes beyond the mandate of central banks. They have raised the awareness of it but that hasn’t changed the habits of government. I would say the governments are thinking that they’re doing it for the good of the country and they can do anything they want. I think making a comment to our central bank about it would be like pouring water on the back of a duck, unfortunately.
The market will catch up with this. The Federal Reserve is saying that it is going to keep rates fixed for a period of time. Maybe they can do it in the short term but history suggests that over the intermediate and long term it’s impossible to hold certain parts of the economy together in static. There are lots of dynamics out there and you’re starting to see metals prices improving, and I’m quite encouraged by the firming I’m seeing in prices right now.
There’s a complacency in the broad market with people believing that all the issues that brought about the collapse a few years back have been dealt with, and that’s far from the truth. But it’s an easier thing to believe and a more pleasant way to look at the world than to look at $17 trillion-plus of debt by the United States alone and to take that out over the whole world.
We still have quite a distance to go and if interest rates were to go up, the cost of servicing the debt is going to cripple governments and send shockwaves around the world.
By Catherine Austin Fitts
Last night I had a life changing moment.
Thanks to Michael Salla’s new book, Kennedy’s Last Stand, I learned two things that I did not know. First, that President Eisenhower had appointed the CIA to be responsible for security at Area 51. The second was that President Kennedy had known and had a relationship with James Forrestal.
I describe James Forrestal in Dillon Read & Co. Inc and the Aristocracy of Stock Profits:
“James Forrestal’s oil portrait always hung prominently in one of the private Dillon Read dining rooms for the eleven years that I worked at the firm. Forrestal, a highly regarded Dillon partner and President of the firm, had gone to Washington, D.C. in 1940 to lead the Navy during WWII and then played a critical role in creating the National Security Act of 1947. He then became Secretary of War (later termed Secretary of Defense) in September 1947 and served until March 28, 1949. Given the central banking-warfare investment model that rules our planet, it was appropriate that Dillon partners at various times lead both the Treasury Department and the Defense Department.
Shortly after resigning from government, Forrestal died falling out of a window of the Bethesda Naval Hospital outside of Washington, D.C. on May 22, 1949. There is some controversy around the official explanation of his death — ruled a suicide. Some insist he had a nervous breakdown. Some say that he was opposed to the creation of the state of Israel. Others say that he argued for transparency and accountability in government, and against the provisions instituted at this time to create a secret “black budget.”He lost and was pretty upset about it — and the loss was a violent one.”
Salla describes Eisenhower’s and then Kennedy’s efforts to assert authority over the people running the black budget. He published the picture shown above from the John F. Kennedy Library of the President visiting James Forestal’s grave in May of 1963, four months before his assassination.
Presidents are busy people. They do not just take time off to visit graves over in Arlington after official ceremonies are over. It looks to me as though something was weighing on his mind. I can guess what it was. You can too.
Lieutenant James Forrestal on Wikipedia
The Presidency and Assassination of John F. Kennedy with Peter Janney
Book Review: Mary’s Mosaic
Dillon Read & Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits – HUD is a Sewer (See Section on James Forrestal)
The Death of James Forrestal
Truth – Planetary Designer Super Strom Will Devastate
Posted Mar 11, 2014
Is The Devaluation Of The Dollar Unavoidable? — Episode 312
Posted Mar 12, 2014
Dr. Rima: The Delusion We Are Powerless
Mar 12, 2014
Luke Rudkowski speaks with Dr. Rima about the major problems currently facing humanity. Dr. Rima shares her experiences and describes her success she has had in stopping Monsanto expand its reach into Chile. Are we truly powerless? In this video we explore the possibility that strength comes in numbers and if we join together we can become a powerful force for positive change.