The Road to Hell is Paved with Bailout Money

The road to Hell, they say, is paved with good intentions. Call me naive, but I like to think that Barack Obama had the best of intentions when he signed off on his recent bailout (“Economic Stimulus”) package.

For years, long before the good times even peaked a couple of years ago, I have predicted:

1. The now-in-progress crash of the housing market, which I insist will bottom out at about 10% of the peak values of 2006, just as it did in Depression I.

2. The now-in-progress crash of the stock market, which I estimate will see the underside of a 2,000 Dow before it begins to trade sideways in earnest.

3. Depression II, which already has begun, but which will not be acknowledged officially for a year or two.

4. World War III, which also already has begun, but which will not be acknowledged officially until the first nuclear weapon is exploded, causing an unprecedented ramp-up in hostilities.

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Change Can Happen?

Ralph Nader: Obama will be like Bush

The Other Israel (Teaser)

Bush warns of ‘long and painful recession’

President Bush on Wednesday warned Americans and lawmakers reluctant to pass a $700 billion financial rescue plan that failing to act fast risks wiping out retirement savings, rising foreclosures, lost jobs, closed businesses and even “a long and painful recession.”

His dire warning came not long after the president issued extraordinary invitations to presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, one of whom will inherit the mess in four months, as well as key congressional leaders to a White House meeting on Thursday to work on a compromise.

“Without immediate action by Congress, American could slip into a financial panic and a distressing scenario would unfold,” Bush said in a 12-minute prime-time address from the White House East Room that he hoped would help rescue his tough-sell bailout package.

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Regions back Medvedev over Caucasus

President Medvedev says the country had no option but to intervene militarily after Georgian forces killed hundreds of civilians and some Russian peacekeepers in South Ossetia. He made the statement at a meeting of the heads of Russia’s regions in the Kremlin.

Medvedev told the State Council meeting that his government had acted responsibly.

“There isn’t a single country in the world that would tolerate its citizens and peacekeepers being killed. Russia was obliged to save these people”.

At the Moscow meeting, the government’s position was backed by regional leaders.

The Republic of Tatarstan’s President, Mentimir Shaimiyev, said recent events showed that ethnic conflicts cannot be solved by force.

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Georgia started the war – Pat Buchanan

Georgia’s Jewish Benefactor

by John Ubele

I usually don’t chime in on foreign affairs but the recent Russian Georgian conflict has motivated me to write something about it.

Since the Georgian offensive into South Ossetia began there has been a steady stream of evidence that proves the U.S. and especially Israel had taken active roles in training and equipping the Georgian military.

The following video from Russia Today is an interview with Paul Craig Roberts a former assistant secretary of the treasury during the Reagan administration. In the video Mr. Roberts explains the U.S.-Georgia connection but fails to fully detail Israel’s support of the Georgian military.

Fortunately the staff at Ynet News produced the following article which does an excellent job at detailing Israel’s ties with the Georgian government.

War in Georgia: The Israeli connection
by Arie Egozi

August 10, 2008

The fighting which broke out over the weekend between Russia and Georgia has brought Israel’s intensive involvement in the region into the limelight. This involvement includes the sale of advanced weapons to Georgia and the training of the Georgian army’s infantry forces…

…Israel began selling arms to Georgia about seven years ago following an initiative by Georgian citizens who immigrated to Israel and became businesspeople…

Now the first question that crosses my mind is why would Israel and the U.S. arm Georgia against Russia? It seems obvious to me that Israel wants to pin down Russia’s military inside of Georgia.

The Israeli government probably thinks that with Russia pinned down in Georgia that Russia wouldn’t be able to come to Iran’s aid. If this is the case then Israel is being severely shortsighted.

It seems that Israel will continue to play a very dangerous game of Risk one which if she is not careful with could stand to lose everything.


Georgian troops fire at refugees

Georgia calls for international help after provoking Russia

Jewish Partisans Behind Russo-Georgia War

Dr. David Duke Exposes the Zionist Role Behind the Russia-Georgia War!

In the introduction to his Monday night radio program David Duke speaks on how Israelis have prompted this war and how Israeli Partisans high up in the Georgia Government did the bidding of Israel by launching the attacks on South Ossetia. He also shows how the Jewish extremist influence in media is so great that many people have the mistaken impression that Russia started this war even though Georgia attacked South Ossetia where Russians, by international agreement, have had peacekeepers there for years in the overwhelming Russian region.

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US And Israel Behind Georgia’s Stupidity, Suffering

My bet is the Georgian Olympics team members are glad to be in Beijing and not dodging the Russian Bear in their homeland.
I received an interesting email from a former US Special Forces soldier, and a day later, another from a retired USAF colonel. Both were almost identical as to the gist of what they were asking me…
“Karl, your focus on these facts is helping me to better understand what these idiots have done. But I have a question: is there anything you like or respect about our leaders?’
Hmm, how could I answer that in a ‘timely fashion?’
The US medals tally at the Beijing 2008 Olympics show some surprise performances.

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Russian troops in South Ossetian capitol to help stop violence

Ron Paul Fears Staged Iran Pretext Could Bring National Draft

Congressman Ron Paul fears that a staged incident exploited as a pretext to attack Iran may be the precursor to a national draft, as he responded to Sy Hersh’s astounding report that Dick Cheney proposed faking a Gulf of Tonkin style incident by killing Americans in the Straits of Hormuz and blaming it on Iran.

“The influence is still there that they want it to happen, they probably themselves don’t have a day set to do it but they’re waiting for an opportunity and something will come along,” Paul told the Alex Jones Show.

“They’re capable of doing anything,” said Paul, refering to the consideration unveiled in the Downing Street Memo, where Bush and Blair discussed painting a U2 spy plane in UN colors and goading Saddam to have it shot down as a pretext to invade Iraq.

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Palestinians Face Home Demolitions Spree by Israel

By JONATHAN COOK

In the first hours of dawn, Nader Elayan was woken by a call from a neighbor warning him to hurry to the house he had almost finished building. By the time he arrived, it was too late: a bulldozer was tearing down the walls. More than 100 Israeli security guards held back local residents.

The demolition, carried out four years ago, has left Mr Elayan, his wife, Fidaa, who is now pregnant, and their two young children with nowhere to live but a single room in his brother’s cramped home. It is the only land he owns and he had invested all his savings in building the now destroyed house.

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The Geopolitics of Iran: Holding the Center of a Mountain Fortress

To understand Iran, you must begin by understanding how large it is. Iran is the 17th largest country in world. It measures 1,684,000 square kilometers. That means that its territory is larger than the combined territories of France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Portugal – Western Europe. Iran is the 16th most populous country in the world, with about 70 million people. Its population is larger than the populations of either France or the United Kingdom.

Under the current circumstances, it might be useful to benchmark Iran against Iraq or Afghanistan. Iraq is 433,000 square kilometers, with about 25 million people, so Iran is roughly four times as large and three times as populous. Afghanistan is about 652,000 square kilometers, with a population of about 30 million. One way to look at it is that Iran is 68 percent larger than Iraq and Afghanistan combined, with 40 percent more population.

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The Listening Post – Iran’s Media

Part 1

Part 2

VIDEO: What is the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee?

Americans Say No to War with Iran

Despite what you may have read, this issue is not about nuclear proliferation—in fact an attack would increase the likelihood that Iran would acquire a nuclear weapon, says Sarah van Gelder.

Will Washington Listen?

Two weeks ago, I was alarmed to learn that congressional Democrats were sponsoring Resolution 362, which encourages what amounts to an act of war against Iran.

Today, there are more than 230 co-sponsors of the House resolution, but there is also growing mobilization to stop passage of Res. 362. What is especially stirring opposition is the provision that calls for:

“Prohibiting the export to Iran of all refined petroleum products; imposing stringent inspection requirements on all persons, vehicles, ships, planes, trains, and cargo entering or departing Iran; and prohibiting the international movement of all Iranian officials not involved in negotiating the suspension of Iran’s nuclear program.”

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Iran tests missiles, vows to hit back if attacked

Iran test-fired nine missiles on Wednesday and warned the United States and Israel it was ready to retaliate if they attacked the Islamic Republic over its disputed nuclear projects.

Washington, which says Iran seeks atomic bombs, told Tehran to halt further tests if it wanted the world to trust it. Iran, the world’s fourth largest oil producer, insists its nuclear program aims only at generating electricity.

Rising tensions have rattled financial markets. Oil prices, which had slipped from record highs, rebounded about $2 a barrel after Wednesday’s tests.

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