Monday, December 27, 2010

Bob Chapman wrote in the International Forecaster of the 22nd Dec 2010 :"...Germany is supplying a great deal of money to the EU’s bailout of Greece and Ireland and perhaps Portugal, Spain, Belgium or even Italy. The German people are against the bailout and they have told their leadership that they refuse to contribute any further. We have friends in Wiesbaden and the 42-year old father of the family, university educated, took 1-1/2 years to find a job making less than he had before. The position is in Cologne, about two hours away by car on the Autobahn, so he has to stay at a hotel during the week and gets to be with his family on weekends. We are sure the family doesn’t like the arrangement nor do they relish bailing out other members of the EU and euro zone. Germans never wanted to be in the EU and nor did they want to be in the euro zone, which entailed giving up their beloved D-mark. Germany tells us unemployment is 8%. In checking out their numbers we find this hard to believe, especially in Eastern Germany. As we see it, even though Germany is the economically and financially strongest nation in the EU and the euro zone, all is still not peaches and cream. In this coming year German resolve will be tested to the maximum, as they consider thinking outside the box politically and in many other ways. Europe and Germany are going through a realization that there is life beyond Marxism, fascism and liberalism and a time is soon coming when classical free-market finance and economics will take their rightful place not only among the Germans but all thinking people of the world. It is time for Europeans to break out of the mode and again achieve the remarkable things they have in the past...."


42 Grunt Tips & Tactics for Your Toolbox when the SHTF

by The ITS Crew on December 8, 2010
In the event that things go bad, skills that are considered on-the-job training in Infantry and Spec Ops units are handy to know.

Today we’re going to go over 42 of them that you should commit to memory. While this was a collaboration with Doc from RSKTKR, none of us can take credit for this list, but felt it was important enough to share.

These are tips we’ve collected over the years from various sources including Gunnys, Chiefs, our lessons learned in the service and comments made around the net.

Grunt Tips

1. Unpredictability is paramount, never use the same NDP (Night Defensive Perimeter) twice; never use the same ambush site twice and don’t travel in straight lines. Becoming predictable could be your last mistake. No matter how careful you’ve been, it’s always possible you’ve been compromised and don’t know it. If the enemy can’t predict where you’ll be, he can’t ambush you.

2. When you conduct reconnaissance do not go directly in the direction you’re headed. It’s a good idea to travel in another direction and then perform a zigzag with many changes of direction. Make the enemy track you and not be able to run in a straight line to your team. Even crossing your own tracks allows your team to see whether they are being tracked. Another extremely important tip is to never go back the way you came. The consequences could be deadly.

3. Trust your instincts but do not engage in a competition on tactics. Follow all basic rules. The last man should try to repair your trail whenever possible. Make the enemy have to search harder to find you.

4. Just because a spot looks good for a hide or an NDP, doesn’t mean you should use it. Analyze the area from an enemy’s point of view; where would you look for an enemy’s hide?

5. Never hide near or in any man-made structures or features. They attract attention and are the first places your enemy will look when they’re trying to find you.

6. When filling or filtering water from streams, be aware that any silt you stir up will travel downstream, alerting others of your presence.

7. When taking a dump in the woods, always bring your weapon. The enemy may approach while you’re unarmed and defenseless. Bring along a small plastic bag for your used paper rather than burying it. You can bury the dump, but without paper remaining how can the enemy decide whose crap it is; his or his enemy’s?

8. It’s better to have multiple canteens/Nalgenes than one and a five gallon bag in your ruck to fill from. It’s easier to exchange an empty one with a full one. A 5 gallon bag also causes loud sloshing and shifting of weight which may cause your pack to shimmer enough for the enemy to see you. Remember Murphy’s Law – If you can see the enemy, he can see you too.

9. Watch for trip wires, booby traps and try not to step on twigs. Hearing a twig breaking can travel farther than you think.

10. Other than health reasons, don’t smoke; the exhale of your cigarette smoke can be seen and smelled by your enemy.

11. Don’t keep looking in one spot for too long, close your eyes or move them away from area you wish to focus on and then look again. Staring at one spot too long makes it seem as if that spot is moving.

12. Look for anything that looks out of place. Straight line items may be a comms wire for a land line, but whose? Yours or your enemy’s?

13. Be observant and know your surroundings. Know what sounds are natural and what changes in them can mean. Silence can also be deadly.

14. Stay alert, it’s easy to let your mind wander and become complacent.

15. Don’t leave tracks in the snow that your enemy can follow.

16. Don’t let the enemy smell you coming. Use odorless laundry detergent, don’t use cologne/aftershave, don’t smoke (see above), don’t dip, don’t eat foods with heavy garlic or other ingredients that allow scent to permeate from your skin. As a last resort grab dirt and rub it all over your clothes to remove as much of the smell as possible.

17. Use your peripheral vision and practice using it, especially at night.

18. Back-lighting will give away your position, even during the day. Hard shadows are unnatural, so plan your routes accordingly; even in urban environments.

19. Don’t build fires, this one should go without saying if you’re trying not to be noticed.

20. Don’t use the old ALICE clips to secure your gear, use MALICE Clips if you have PALS Webbing or even Zip Ties.

21. Never walk parallel to the objective; It’s much more difficult to see someone coming to or away from you than it is side to side.

22. Use dead reckoning and terrain association as much as possible.

23. Dummy cord your gear. Canteen/Nalgene, Night Vision, GPS, multitool and pocket knives. Type 1 Paracord is great for this purpose, cut it long enough to make the equipment easy to get to, but not long enough to hit the ground or get wrapped around something.

24. Save the safety pins that come on the 5.56 bandoliers. They come in handy.

25. Always carry good snivel gear. (layers, balaclava/watchcap and a straw to suck it up.)

26. Carry a quality roll of toilet paper in a Ziploc. Use the MRE paper for cleaning patches.

27. Learn to waterproof your gear, especially comms. Riggers tape works great on the outside of Ziplocs to make them more durable.

28. Tuck your headlamp in your blouse in case it accidentally comes on. Same goes for those keychain Photon lights.

29. When drinking from a canteen/nalgene, pass it around to kill it and preven sloshing.

30. Field Strip your MREs.

31. Carry pruning shears for cutting vegetation and creating camouflage.

32. Have a good Escape and Evasion plan.

33. Run IADs (Immediate Action Drills) religiously.

34. Practice moving quietly in every environment. Get a pair of sound enhancing shooting ear pro and listen to yourself. Take your time and plan your next move.

35. When you need to move with a purpose, stop and listen often. Move a few paces and stop briefly to listen for noise.

36. Learn your Pace Count. In case you didn’t know, your Pace Count is counting every time your left foot hits the ground for 100 meters. This helps with judging the distance you’ve walked. It helps alot with a map,compass, and protractor.
37. When you find a spot to set up in for the night or make a hide, go into the thick stuff. It’s harder to see you, and anybody wanting to snoop around looking for you will make a lot of noise coming up on you.

38. Even if you’re carrying MRE’s, when practical, always supplement them with small game and things you may find to eat in the field. This will make your rations last longer.
39. Tape up everything that’s loose on your pack or anything else you’re carrying, it will help prevent snags.

40. Before you move out, have a buddy listen as you jump up and down to ensure you aren’t rattling and potentially giving away your position.
41. Tuck your boot laces into the tops of you boots after you tie them. You are using square-knotted Paracord laces right?

42. Learn to use hand signals if you’re with a group or even one other guy. Make sure each man knows the signals and use whatever works for everyone. Silent communication is paramount and the more you’re around your guys the more you won’t have to do anything other than look at each other to communicate.


NOTE: couple this with a readily accessed biofuel or even better, a in-engine hydrogen electrolisis and you can fuel this no problem.  Electricity is as critical as pure water, heirloom seed, and ammunition.

Building a DIY Generator From Salvaged Parts, by David N. in Tennessee

I have long wanted my own generator, but a $500 and up price tag kept me from purchasing one new.  After some internet searching and sleepless nights I found a good tutorial online.  What I liked best about the tutorial is that Brian at epicenter has already worked out the kinks and sells the materials.  I have no connection with epicenter, and the only things I have bought from them were for this project, but what dealings I have had with them were fair and honest.   
A co-worker gave me an older Craftsman brand lawnmower for this project. It did not run, but with a little bartering, I had it repaired.  I ordered the plate, an alternator, wiring harness, pulley, and two belts from the Epicenter web site. (Together these cost approximately $160 with shipping).
While waiting on the parts, I laid the mower on its side in the bed of my truck (being careful to keep the gas tank side up) and wedged a 2x4 between the truck bed and the mower blade to keep it from spinning while I unscrewed the blade.  I did use some kerosene to loosen the nut (liquid wrench is almost pure kerosene).            
I then drove to the local auto parts store to use their loan a tool program so I could get a pulley puller.  The blade mount pulled off the shaft very easily, so I returned the puller and went home.  On the way home I stopped by the hardware store to purchase longer bolts and spacers to not only attach the engine to the generator, but also to align the pulley on the mower to the one on the alternator.  It took me a while to find the right bolt/nut/washer combo, but I got 5 bolts, 10 washers, 1 lock nut, and 4 1 inch spacers for about $15.            
Once the plate arrived, I measured it and built a frame from scrap 2x4 lumber.  The plate measured 12x24 so I cut two 2-ft lengths of 2x4 and two 9-inch lengths.  After screwing them together, it made a perfect frame.  Just because I had some, I painted the box with the leftover green paint from making a chicken tractor a few months ago.            

As soon as the paint dried I screwed the plate to the box and attached the alternator.  It fits just like a traditional alternator in a car.  One screw fits in a whole in the plate, while a bolt fits in an adjustment slot in the plate and through the alternator the locks with a nut.  To tighten the belt you loosen the bolt and move the alternator in the adjustment slot.

Next I installed the pulley on the shaft.  I set in a 3/16 keyway in the shaft and pushed the pulley onto the shaft.  I used a dead blow hammer to knock it flush.  Be careful and think about what your doing, one side of the pulley has set screws so its longer, and I put that end toward the engine, so once I installed the alternator and the belt, it did not line up, forcing me back to the part store to get the puller to remove the pulley and put it on the opposite direction.     
Once the pulley was installed and tightened, and I installed the engine.  The cut outs for mounting the engine were larger than my bolt heads, so I sandwiched the plate between two large fender washers, the spacers fit on the bolts on the top of the plate raising the entire engine over the frame.  This is because the shaft it much longer than the alternator shaft.     
Depending on the type of alternator you use and how it’s regulated, there are different ways of connecting everything.  I used an external switch and my alternator had an internal voltage regulator, so I ran a wire from the voltage regulator to the + battery terminal on the alternator, then the + terminal of the battery.  I ran another wire from the second terminal on the voltage regulator to a switch that draws power from the battery.  Because of this you need to have a battery to use your alternator.  You have to energize the regulator to get it to produce electricity.  You need a switch because if you leave the field on when you try to start it, it will put a load on your engine and it won’t crank.  If your smart and get a single wire alternator with an internal voltage regulator it just wires up directly to the batteries.  I would stay away from external voltage regulators as the wiring gets more complicated.     
To keep things easy I paid an extra couple bucks for the wiring adapter for the alternator.  You don’t have to use epicenter’s alternator or their harness, but since I would have to either buy a new one or go to the junk yard and remove one on my own I kept it simple and bought theirs.             
I used their adaptor, some 14 gauge red and white wire, a 50 amp switch, some connectors, and heat shrink tubing to rig up a wiring harness that snaps in to the alternator.  6 gauge battery cables go from the battery to the alternator.

Most lawnmowers come with a safety device that you must hold in order to keep the engine running.  Mine was on the handle of the lawnmower.  I looked at it and decided to keep it functional rather than safety wire it closed.  What I did was wire a washer to the linkage which allows me to pull it tight and loop it over the linkage bracket.  That way if need to stop the engine quickly, I can just pull the washer off the bracket.            
In order to use the generator, you must have a battery; this is because the voltage regulator needs to be energized to function.  This generator is really just a souped-up battery charger as the alternator’s voltage regulator puts out the exact right voltage for charging car batteries. (Imagine that.)     
Some other things to consider are that because lawnmowers use light flywheels, since they depend on the mass of the mower blade to idle correctly.  So when choosing a pulley make sure you get a cast iron pulley with a little mass to it. You do not have to use store bought parts if you have parts at hand.  I could have gotten by with using a piece of plywood as a base.  If I had drilled a hole for the shaft to sit, I could have used the engine as a template to mark where to drill my mounting holes.  This is a project for using your mind instead of your money to come up with a solution to a problem.  I used more money than needed so I could spend less time considering solutions to problems of mismatched parts.  Lastly, don’t scrimp on the belt quality, and buy more than one.  If you are relying on a generator you made from your dead car then it’s a really bad day, and you probably aren’t in a position to go to the auto parts store.        
I really liked doing this project, its one of my favorites I have attempted this far.  I will say that using a credit card to order parts and have them shipped to my door made this a lot more fun.  I could have completed this project for little cash by using donor vehicles from the junk yard, but it would have been a lot dirtier and took more thinking about how to make things fit.           

The moral of that being, reading about projects is nice, but taking the next step and actually completing them is better.  Nothing beats having your plan in the books before you need to start using it.   
Since I cannot leave well enough alone, I plan on taking it a couple steps farther.  The first major upgrade is I plan on making a little switch board to mount the throttle assembly and switch a little neater.  Next I plan on converting the carburetor to run on LPG gas from bottles which will make the logistics of fuel storage safer while allowing me longer run times and faster refuels.  Lawnmower engines have small tanks with limited run time, and you do not want to refuel them when they are hot.  By converting to propane, I solve both problems.  I also plan on making a second lawnmower alternator combo, which I want to modify into an electric welder.  This is something that 4WD enthusiasts have done for years.  The only reason I haven’t done so is that then I would have to learn to weld, which would lead me to more project. 


...They're coming.  To your town.

Try to 'gulch', they'll raid you, kill you if they have to but they prefer breaking you and throwing you back into their prison society.

Anyone willing to make this a line in the sand? 

We've already had enough crossed without consequences.

Some reports:

Movement to Contact and Resistance

Today I read this by Alvie over at Cliffs of Insanity.  It was timely, considering my train of thought today.

FedGov wants to molest your family and take naked pictures of your daughters at airports.  That's bad enough.  Perverts and criminals without TSA badges get beat down, choked out, and sent to jail for stuff like this.  I still maintain that any American perpetrating this abuse upon other Americans is no better than a criminal.  "I'm only doing my job" doesn't cut it, buddy, when your job involves sexual assault and taking nude pictures of children and their parents.  Now they're talking of "tighter security" in other areas like shopping malls, etc.

"Seems pretty clear that the government is going to continue advancing until they make contact with any resistance.  Have they hit any yet? 

Will they?"

Then I heard a fellow on the radio, on a local show, talking about freedom.  The average "Democrat = bad, Republican = good" guy called in and asked what a person could do, besides voting for the Dead Elephant party (I took some liberty and paraphrased here). 

Here's the answer: refuse to submit.  The guest on the show said this, as well as the host, as well as many callers.  They are understanding.  Refuse to comply.

In case you didn't get that, here it is again.

I am advocating the refusal to comply with unconstitutional and invasive governmental actions and decrees.

Refuse at the airport.  I will be flying soon for various reasons.  I will not submit to nude photography and sexual assault.  It may cost me greatly.  Duh.  That's what standing for something does.  It sometimes hurts.
I will not submit to it at the airport, or at malls, or whatever "soft" locations at which DHS deems it necessary to abuse Americans citizens.  We must refuse wherever unconstitutional actions and decrees are implemented.

The enemies of freedom are advancing to contact.  When I was in the military, we called this "movement to contact", and if we hit no contact, well, we kept on rolling until we reached the objective.  That's what will happen to us here as well.

We have to stop it, and we have to stop it now.  Voting won't change this.  This is happening in direct violation of the Fourth Amendment, and nobody in DC, from Ron Paul to President Obama is doing ANYTHING ABOUT IT!   No one.  Well, people, when our elected officials fail, and they are now, miserably, we must assert our rights or we will lose them forever.

When the enemy conducts movement to contact, the answer is to conduct screening operations to intercept and allow the main body to prepare for a defense or counterattack.  We in the III movement must conduct these screening operations and begin the resistance to this assault.  We must set the example and show the public that this behavior by our government is not to be tolerated.

All molestation jokes aside, people, we are in the process, right now, of freely giving away our fourth amendment and our dignity.  Rights cannot be taken, they must be given away.  Freedom cannot be granted, it must be secured.

We have to fight this fight not only at rallies, not only at the polls, not only in our political discussions and verbal "ruckuses" with others, but every day, wherever we encounter it.

It starts with an attitude, a mindset.  I will not give up the rights I was born with.  I will not freely give away what my children have not yet tasted.  A simple phrase:

I will not submit.

Expansion of DHS Gestapo Zones

Napolitano Announces Expansion of Gestapo Zones from Airport to Malls and Hotels:
"“The United States is stepping up security at ‘soft targets’ like hotels and shopping malls, as well as trains and ports, as it counters the evolving Al-Qaeda threat, a top official said Sunday,” reports AFP.

“We look at so-called soft targets — the hotels, shopping malls, for example — all of which we have reached out to in the past year and have done a fair amount of training for their own employees,” DHS boss Janet Napolitano said."
I believe the term is called "Advance To Contact."  The government is doing it. 

Are we? 

Well no matter, you'll make contact soon enough.  Perhaps at the Wal-Mart.  Perhaps at the grocery store.  Perhaps when you're filling your gas tank. 

There sure was a brief uproar about that "domestic extremists" report that DHS put out.  You know, the one that said returning veterans were potential domestic terrorists, people with bumper stickers might be terrorists, conservatives, anyone who's white, etc.  Oh, but they "withdrew" it, right?  So there's nothing to worry about. 

So the DHS-emboldened by their victory moved towards "enhanced" searches at airports.  Or "Squeezing the Charmin" as I've called it. 

There sure was quite an uproar about "touching my junk" right around Thanksgiving.  But few had the guts to call it the illegal, state sponsored, molestation, harassment, and invasion of privacy that it is.  I note that it hasn't stopped yet either. 

Having conquered the airports, the plague of DHS has spread to Wal-MarTSA's TVs. 

"Battlespace Prep"-I think it's called.  Just conditioning all of you/us to understand that it's time to get snitchy and snoopy on each other.  (Say, I thought the left liked a woman's right to privacy?!  I thought they didn't like profiling!?) 

Then DHS released a video about mobile molestation centers so that they can bring the groping right to you. 

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Which only makes sense.  I mean, airline traffic either already has declined or will crater in the future when the collapse hits.  All those TSA gropers must have work somewhere-not to mention all the ATF agents that will be out of work if Mike is right.   

Seems pretty clear that the government is going to continue advancing until they make contact with any resistance.  Have they hit any yet? 

Will they? 

Here's a scenario for you:
Collapse hits.  Fuel is scarce so most of America won't be going anywhere except to the store.  Which will be a real bitch because they'll all be sold out or looted in minutes.  So in order to form a more perfect union, establish social justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for homeland defense, promote universal welfare, the government will control the rationing of foodstuffs.  When that happens, a perimeter will be set around the (insert mega store here) and people will be allowed to come and buy bread for their families-provided that they first undergo the molocaust. 

What's that?  The government can't put agents everywhere?  You're correct!  Glad you noticed.  What that means is that the distribution will take place where there are legions of  government lackeys-you'll have to come to them-not the other way around. 

It isn't much of a stretch to imagine that the United States of America will die in a Wal-Mart parking lot as patient queues of passive onlookers wait for their turn to buy bread. 

More on DHS Expansion Plans

I'd like to expand a little on what I said in the previous post with regard to battlespace prep and the collapse. 

Many have marveled that collapse has been staved off this long.  But what's the marvel in that?  Fake prosperity has been positively bubbly for decades now, so what's a few more years?  Besides, staving off collapse is just another part of the battlespace prep. 

How so?

The government can't just show up tomorrow with a DHS FAST trailer and an armed crew at every Wal-Mart in America, now can they?  They need time.  They need time to acclimate the public to the notion of porno scans of our bodies for the privilege of riding the plane.  They need time to acclimate the public to the notion of grab and grope should you not consent to the porno scans.  They need time to acclimate the public to the notion that between the scanner and the groping, it's an either/or choice, not a neither/nor choice.  They need time to acclimate the public to the idea of DHS presence being everywhere-not just within the airports, not just at the borders, but in train stations, bus stations, subways, malls, hotels, you name it.  Once the public has accepted this ubiquitous presence, then they will gladly accept a little more.  This is precisely what is happening.

And what better time to collapse the ATF and combine them with DHS?  Why, when you combine the DHS's DMV attitude and precognition with the ATF's firepower and penchant for dirty tricks both physical and mental, who needs an FBI?  But isn't that just exactly the point?  Once DHS gets into the business of "pre-crime", what major federal crimes will there be to investigate?  Especially when everything is being deemed a National Security issue (take greenhouse gases for example).  At this point, the new ATF-DHS abomination called SHAFTD can hand the FBI an ultimatum: "Join or Die."  Thanks to the department of pre-crime, there won't be any more work for the FBI.  So they can either join with SHAFTD or wither up and die as a bureaucracy as SHAFTD eclipses them.

DHS realizes that Al Qaeda isn't going to try the 9/11 hijacking again.  So without another such attempt, the whole raison d'ĂȘtre for DHS evaporates.  DHS also realizes that the political winds are blowing in a direction that would allow Congress to seriously defund them and reign them in.

Having "conquered" the airport, the DHS requires a new field of opportunity if they intend to remain afloat as a thriving, cash wasting, crotch grabbing bureaucracy.  A revised "mission", if you will. In malls, hotels, train stations, subways, WalMarts, and grocery stores across America, they have found it.

Consider the model:

The Obamanoids have basically extorted the American people with a false choice that they must accept Cap and Trade from Congress, or else the EPA will regulate. (Conveniently, no one is talking about that whole "Hide The Decline" thing anymore-nor how it torpedoes the entire basis for any such regulation-not to mention some that's already on the books.)  Having lost the House, Obama's administration is moving to regulate carbon through the EPA-thus giving the finger to America which is what they wanted to do all along.

DHS will follow the same pattern.  They intend to put the camel's nose under the tent, get their virtual and physical presence in as many stores as possible so as to expand their "mission" and thus, Queen Janet's fiefdom.  If they don't do this, if they aren't allowed, if they are prevented for any reason, then be on the lookout for the false flag domestic terror act.  Instead of the Reichstag Fire, perhaps a Sam's Club fire.  Another thwarted Christmas Tree bomber for example-something that will provide the opening for them to do it anyway.  Or maybe an unthwarted Christmas Tree bomber.  Maybe an unthwarted McVeigh like OKC, 1995.  Only this time not at a federal building where their kids are, but maybe at a mall where your kids are.  Perhaps the event would be used to justify the merger of ATF and DHS.  It's not much of a stretch to believe that they're not talking to each other or that there is duplication of efforts (or double omission of efforts) now.  Just hypothetically speaking, if DHS wasn't able to stop a bomber because they didn't have the explosives experience like the ATF, then clearly, the two would need to work more closely.  Clearly. 

If you haven't read Matthew Bracken's Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy, then don't despair.  It may be coming true faster than you could read the whole trilogy anyway.  That's not a comment on Bracken's writing, just the ever accelerating pace of endarkenment.

As a bonus for collectivists everywhere, these DHS greeters at WalMart will be the first wave of government troops to confront the American people and they will do it in the citizen's neighborhood where DHS is on an offensive footing (not the airport where they are on the defensive) and probably intimidate the public out of large scale gatherings where the sheer number of the American citizenry might overwhelm the mechanisms of government in one area or another.

Now back to the timing issue. The DHS must get embedded into the marketplace prior to the collapse if they intend to rule over the ruins. In fact, it may be the only piece of the puzzle left to be completed before the collapse happens.

When the collapse comes, consider this; it has been delayed already many times over by men who intend to reign over the rubble.  It could have happened at nearly any point in time already.  By all rights, it should have happened, but it hasn't.  Why not?  Simple.  Because it's not time yet.  Something is still holding it up.  Inertia?  Sheer mass?  Duct tape?  Bailing wire?  What I'm suggesting is that the collapse has not yet happened because someone has decided that It is not yet time for it to occur.  Those who would reign over the rubble are not even attempting to avoid collapse.  They are instead positioning themselves for the backlash of an event that they themselves intend to trigger.  Remember what I've said before, outcomes are determined before the game begins.  The ultra-wealthy are looking at the mess we're in right now and they know as well as we do that there's no fixing this.  There's no unlooting of the treasury. (But isn't it convenient that thanks to TARP, they will have a couple of extra zeros in their account when the currency gets devalued?)  So rather than take an uncertain course of recovery for all at the expense of their own ruin, they're committed to a certain course of ruin for all at the expense of their own recovery.  Oh sure, it's an ugly scenario, but the outcome is known.  That's the important thing to them.  I submit that the collapse itself will not be caused by something that "just happened", but by a deliberate, premeditated act of econocide perpetrated by those who think themselves positioned to rule over the rubble."The news slows…people forget
Shares crash, hopes are dashed …people forget
They forget they're hiding."Eminence Front – The Who.

I believe that going forward there are going to be no accidents, no real surprises, no real heading change, no real decline in rate of descent, you will see very little that is actually "news".  And as Arctic Patriot notes, when the enemy moves to contact, then it's time to conduct screening operations to intercept and prepare for defense or a countermove.  

And, say what you will about Alex Jones-and I certainly have-but I'll get the truth where I find it.

Napolitano Announces Expansion of Gestapo Zones from Airports to Malls and Hotels

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Kurt Nimmo

December 27, 2010

As we predicted, Homeland Security and national security state officialdom are in the process of expanding the police state and citizen humiliation grid from airports to hotels and shopping malls.

How long before you will be subjected to a virtual strip search before you can buy food or other necessities?

“The United States is stepping up security at ‘soft targets’ like hotels and shopping malls, as well as trains and ports, as it counters the evolving Al-Qaeda threat, a top official said Sunday,” reports AFP.
“We look at so-called soft targets — the hotels, shopping malls, for example — all of which we have reached out to in the past year and have done a fair amount of training for their own employees,” DHS boss Janet Napolitano said.

Big Sis Napolitano knows the government’s “See Something, Say Something” program to acclimate citizens to a police and surveillance state designed to rival anything established by East Germany’s Stasi is more Big Brotherism.

“It just sounds very Big Brother to me, turning in the next door neighbor.” CNN’s Candy Crowley said to Napolitano during an interview on “State of the Union.”

“It’s not,” Napolitano argued. “It depends on the common sense of the American people. I think they have common sense. And it depends on, again … getting through this notion that our safety, our security and the world we live in today is a shared responsibility.”

For bureaucrat Napolitano, the “common sense” of the American people means they will remain timid and apathetic. It means they will not protest and will tolerate going through porno-scanners and having goons stick their hands down their pants before they are allowed to shop at the local mall.

Napolitano defended the ambiguity of the snoop program. She said citizens can figure out for themselves who to snoop on and report to the authorities. Because there is no threat posed by al-Qaeda to the “homeland” – a word Big Sis used during the interview to refer to the United States – the government will receive thousands of calls from people turning in their neighbors for smoking marijuana, disciplining their children, or possessing entirely legal firearms.

“The overall message is everything is objectively better than it was a year ago, particularly in the aviation environment. But we’re also looking at addressing other areas,” Napolitano said about the plan to turn malls and hotels into Gestapo zones where the Bill of Rights does not exist and citizen-subjects are obliged under threat of violence and $11,000 fines to allow minimum wage goons to stick their hands down their pants.
“And so we have enhanced measures going on at surface transportation, not because we have a specific or credible threat there, but because we know, looking at Madrid and London, that’s been another source of targets for terrorists.”

Evidence largely ignored by the corporate media reveals that the Madrid bombings were an inside job. Two patsies, Jose Emilio Suarez Trashorras and Antonio Toro, were government informants, a fact reported by the New York Times and the Times Online. Trashorras had had the private telephone number of the head of Spain’s Civil Guard bomb squad.

In 2005, John Loftus revealed on Fox News that the supposed mastermind of the London bombings, Haroon Rashid Aswat, worked for British intelligence. In 1999, the U.S. Justice Department told prosecutors in Seattle to leave Aswat alone because he was a British intelligence asset.

Napolitano and the government cite the absurd underwear non-bombing as the reason they are aggressively moving the police state from airports to malls and hotels.

“The Detroit Christmas bomber was deliberately and intentionally allowed to keep his US entry visa as the result of a national security override issued by an as yet unknown US intelligence or law-enforcement agency with the goal of blocking the State Department’s planned revocation of that visa,” Webster Griffin Tarpley wrote in February.

Patrick F. Kennedy, Undersecretary of State for Management, revealed this when he testified before the House Homeland Security Committee on January 27.
The underwear non-bomber “Mutallab was a protected patsy being used by rogue elements of the US intelligence community for the deliberate and intentional creation of a high profile incident with the goal of obtaining a large-scale political effect,” argues Tarpley.

The staged event is also providing a pretext to turn malls and hotels into Gestapo zones. It was used earlier this month to promote the government’s snitch program.

It should be obvious where all of this is headed. Following the next staged non-bombing by a clueless patsy, the government will move from malls and hotels into the streets and neighborhoods of America.
How long before you will be subjected to a virtual strip search before you can buy food or other necessities?

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See Something, Say Something — Unless It’s About The Government
Firms’ lobbying push comes amid rancor on TSA use of airport full-body scanners
One year later: Who was the sharp-dressed man who helped Abdulmutallab board?
Think DHS Is backing Off Scanners? Think Again!
Homeland Security Trolling We Won’t Fly Blog
Plan to Turn Post Office Trucks Into Stasi Data Collection Nodes
You Are A Terrorist
TSA head urges complete airport security overhaul
Monitoring America: The Government’s Development Of A Vast Panopticon Spy Network
Government ‘creating vast domestic snooping machine’
TSA Too Busy Groping, Perving, Playing God To Notice Guns And Bombs
FBI Agents Train Garbage Collectors To Report Suspicious Activity
FBI, Homeland Security issue holiday threat notice to law enforcement


You sure will, baby... our TSA protectors like em' cute n' sassy.

They like dudes as well...


Ever since British Petroleum broke open the Gulf Oil Volcano I've been warning that this will go global.

I was more expecting the Gulf Current to carry the oil, corexit, methane, butane and the other volatile organic compounds that make up the abiotic oil globally in the span of a few years.  Well, perhaps we got a bit more time on that, or maybe the weather really is controlled-they've had the technology since the 1960's.  What we do have is all that oil and corexit acting to shut down the Gulf Current itself.

Think of the typically very warm Gulf of Mexico as a sort of heat engine for the Global Stream that snakes its way from the Gulf of Mexico to the North Atlantic, Europe, then down and around Africa, to the Indian Ocean, to the Pacific and then eventually back to the South Atlantic before hitting the Gulf of Mexico.

Shut down the Gulf of Mexico's currents with the change of its very nature due to the Gulf Oil Volcano, you freeze Europe and the East Coast.  Since the atmosphere behaves fluidically just like the (duh) oceans, the Ice Age will cascade from Europe and eventually hit the rest of the USA in a couple months in 2011.

Buy extra firewood, winter clothing-dress for arctic conditions.  Figure out how to heat a greenhouse.  If you don't have extra food and fuel, get it now; New York City has been shut down by over 20 inches of snow, and in an urban area...

Scientist: "Gulf Loop Current is Broken":
Mini Ice Age Predicted for Europe

This Is Coldest Winter in
Europe in Ages

According to a study produced in July 2010 by high-level scientists in both Italy & the United States, the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico has been broken, blocking the normal flow of warm water to the Atlantic Ocean and towards Western Europe. Since the end of the last Ice Age, these warm water currents have produced a relatively mild
climate in that area, despite the region's high latitude (distance from the Equator).

For several weeks already, people living in Europe and in the Northeastern US have been feeling the effects of a much earlier and harsher winter than usual; a winter that only officially began on Monday, December 21, 2010. However, the mainstream media has so far failed to report on the status of the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic and its effects.

The cooler temperatures have impacted harvests in Northern Europe, whereby Russia will *not* be exporting wheat this quarter and expects, instead to be importing wheat. This will affect European commodities markets and food prices.

Unless the prevailing ocean currents of the past 10,000 years are restored, we may be looking at mass crop failures, starvation and ultimately, the collapse of the economies of the Northern Hemisphere.



Is dispersant still being sprayed in the gulf?

Jerry Moran / Native Orleanian Fine Photography
This photo and laboratory tests indicating that this foamy substance is dispersed oil have raised questions about the government's assurances that the toxic chemical was not sprayed after the Deepwater Horizon well was capped.

Kari Huus writes:The use of chemical dispersants in the wake of the massive BP oil spill ended on July 15, when the broken Deepwater Horizon well was capped, with only one exception four days later, according to federal agencies. But photos and chemical lab results obtained by suggest that the controversial chemicals have been sprayed much more recently than that.
The photos and tests lend credence to persistent but unsubstantiated reports by Gulf Coast residents that the spraying of dispersants has continued well beyond the cutoff date acknowledged by the Deepwater Horizon response team.
The image above — time stamped and embedded with geographical coordinates — was captured by New Orleans photographer Jerry Moran off the coast of Mississippi when he was out with scientists on Aug. 9
“We were on our way back to Ocean Springs from Horn Island, about a mile or two off the coast … (and) we ran into these hundreds of yards long swaths of that cauliflower stuff,” said Moran.

Moran said the foamy substance on the water’s surface looked just like what he encountered while covering the oil spill response when dispersant — a product with the brand name Corexit — was being applied daily to oil slicks. The smell was unmistakable, he said.
“I almost passed out from the fumes,” he said. “It smelled like a gas station.”

An environmental technician who was present took water samples, which were then sent to a certified lab -- ALS Laboratory Group in Fort Collins.

The results, according to environmental investigator and engineer Marco Kaltofen, president of Boston Chemical Data Corp.: “Definitively Corexit and BP petroleum.”

Kaltofen is among the scientists retained by New Orleans attorney Stuart Smith to conduct independent environmental testing data from the Gulf on behalf of clients who are seeking damages from BP. (Click here to read about their effort.)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


And I warned y'all...


A Gallery of Strange Masonic Bedfellows

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 9:32
by Zen Gardner
The world will never make sense until you realize the 'powers that be' are all in on it together. If you're stuck in some right/left or us/them or good guy/bad guy paradigm you'll never get it.
No, not everyone being used by the Illuminati are aware of it. Most at the lower levels of power think they're doing good. This is especially true about Freemasonry, which is why they try to keep a 'clean face' with altruistic morals and recruit some of their more popular or recognizable supposedly 'successful' initiates, such as movie stars and captains of industry.
However, Freemasonry has been reviled through the ages for its subversive effects on nations and society. As a result, they had to meet in secret and greet and verify each other in a clandestine language, much the way early Christians used the sign of the fish. Hence their hand sign language.
Occult? Yes. That's exactly what that word means. Hidden. But we're watching.
Let these pictures give you an idea of just how vast the true conspiracy really is. This should really get  you 'wondering'. - Zen

The Masonic Handshake

First, these are some of the official Masonic handshakes of recognition. There may be more.

Now let's take a little look around...
Classic Tony.."I love your dress and wicked look. Can I become a Catholic too?" Two of Satan's minions in the grip.
Moammer al-Gaddafi and Sarkosy. Hey, keeps the oil flowing. Look like gay Mafiosi? Now you're seeing more clearly.
In case you're still not sure. (Some of you really are stubborn about this, but take your time..)

or try this one....natural pose, wouldn't you say? Masonic sign 'for the press'.

'Plastiki' skipper David de Rothschild gives a Masonic hand greeting to one of his own. Environ-mental sham.
Israeli President Olmert & Palestinian Mehmud Abbas - Supposed rivals at the Annapolis Conference
(notice how many wear red and blue ties)
"Now you brothers get to know each other before the sacrifice tonight..."

Ladies can too! Appointed Aussie leaders have a go at it. Julia Gillard with Governor-General Quentin Bryce at her swearing-in as PM at Government House. 

Brother Ron Paul greets a "challenger" on Bill Maher show. Uh huh. Two sides of the same wall.

If you're wondering, here's Ron Paul speaking at Georgetown Jesuit University, alma mater of Carroll Quigley and Bill Clinton. Note the Freemasonic symbols on the wall behind him. Something to check into, unwary followers.

rest at link:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010



December 18, 2010 posted by Gordon Duff · 615 Comments
"thought it was a bomb...walked out through the hole..burning plane parts...threatened to keep silent"



By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor
Confirmed sources in the Nigerian government tell us, in order to keep former Vice President Cheney out of prison for crimes involving Nigeria, $500,000,000 in bribes have been promised, negotiated by former President George H.W. Bush.   Now, only a day later, Cheney faces possible charges, so many charges they can only be imagined, for planning the Pentagon attack on 9/11.

TV host, Jesse Ventura, former Navy Seal, former Governor of Minnesota, on a one hour documentary on prime-time American television, makes an open and shut criminal case tying Cheney, Rumsfeld and officials throughout the US government with complicity in the planning, execution and subsequent cover-up of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon.

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Ventura cites, in an interview with a 9/11 commissioner, a possible motive for the Pentagon attack being included with the attacks on the World Trade Center.  $2,300,000,000,000, yes 2.3 trillion US dollars had disappeared, cited only the day before in a televised statement by Secretary Rumsfeld, money “gone missing” from the Pentagon’s accounting.  The area of the Pentagon hit by a missile or destroyed by explosives or both contained all records of this missing money.


Ventura proves, beyond any doubt that no airplane every hit the Pentagon.  As the video shows, not even a highly trained airline pilot was capable of the maneuvers claimed.  Long before, it had been proven that the 757 was incapable of the task, either the maneuvers or the speed and trajectory.  The plane would have come apart, there is no disagreement with this and hasn’t been for some time, yet nothing had been done.  Why?
It is also clearly shown that there is absolutely no evidence of any kind showing a plane hit the Pentagon, no wreckage, no bodies, no luggage.  Items claimed to have been taken to Dover Air Force Base, bodies, plane parts, were never at the Pentagon as both video and testimony prove.

There is also proof that the government threatened witnesses, telling them to support the “aircraft scenario.”


The basis for the conspiracy theory regarding Muslim hijackers with box cutters was based on supposed phone calls made by Barbara Olson, wife of Bush Solicitor General.  Solicitor General Olson claimed he talked to his wife on a cell phone, spoke with her at length, while she described the hijackings as now dramatized by Hollywood.  When it was proven that a cell phone is incapable of making such calls, Olson claimed it was a “seat back phone.”  When it was proven that there were no seat back phones on American Airlines 757 aircraft, nothing further was asked.

Then investigations shows he received one call, lasting “0″ seconds.  Ventura questions as to whether Olson was duped or complicit?  Should he be arrested too?  Was his wife, Barbara, ever really on the plane?
Then Ventura looks into the flight itself.  Not only was the flight recorder “dead” but during the flight itself, the transponder was turned off.  Even more suspicious, the plane disappeared from radar for 28 minutes.

There is no discussion of this 28 minutes, but speculation, perhaps no longer speculation, has long been that the flight landed.  As to what happened then, we cannot guess, or can we.  One of my friends, a former Pentagon official, had a friend on that aircraft.  Not long ago, he asked me.
“Gordon, what do you think happened to him, do you think he was executed?  Bullet in the brain as they stepped off the plane or something even worse?”
Ventura didn’t go there.  None of us want to.  It requires visualizing a scene out of Auschwitz.
Can Americans be so brutal, so devious, so traitorous?  It isn’t just Jesse Ventura that is willing to risk his life to bring it out, Fox News journalist Geraldo Rivera, several weeks ago, debunked the Building 7 collapse at the World Trade Center as “controlled demolition.”
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Commission video’s redacted to remove testimony by the Secretary of Transportation, transcripts altered, witnesses blocked, evidence, tons of evidence of government conspiracy withheld, this is the case against the government.  Threats, intimidation, going on for years, this is proven.  Were there more than threats, murders, “heart attacks” or threats against families?  Ventura proves the Pentagon was a government conspiracy, he “names names.”  Geraldo makes any other explanation for Building 7 other than “controlled demolition” pure insanity.


It isn’t as though the evidence presented by Governor Ventura and Geraldo Rivera or even the other stories, Judge Napolitano’s revelations of knowledge of the attacks as early as 1999, was new.  All has been know, all highly credible and all systematically ignored, attacked by the press, suppressed by courts, officials at every level.

9/11 and the recent revelations aren’t proof of a conspiracy by 2 men, or Israel.  It is proof that there never was an Al Qaeda and that the deaths, two wars, the 9/11 deaths and the carnage across the world wrought by the United States was part of a criminal conspiracy, one that could only be perpetrated by a dictatorship under the guise of representative democracy.

Everything we have seen, and millions around the world have watched, nobody can ignore it anymore, it all says that what has happened is something no American would allow, not if this still were America.  Jesse Ventura proved something startling to most, suspected by some.  He proved that, at some point in our past, 10 years, more, we don’t know, our government was overthrown.


The strongest and most vocal opponent of a new 9/11 investigation is Julian Assange of Wikleaks.  If any individual outside the US government were to be named as most complicit in a 9/11 cover-up, it would be Julian Assange.
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Everything since then, certainly 9/11 and now, the news about Iran and, especially Wikileaks, all subterfuge.  When former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinsky cited Wikileaks on a PBS interview, televised nationally, that Wikileaks was the word of an intelligence agency, Israel never reported it or responded.  Instead, they attributed Brzezinski’s quote to me:
“Speaking to Haaretz, Duff added that ‘it sticks out like a sore thumb that WikiLeaks is obviously concocted by an intelligence agency.’”
This is what Brzezinski told Judy Woodruff of PBS:
ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: But I think the most serious issues are not those which are getting the headlines right now. Who cares if Berlusconi is described as a clown. Most Italians agree with that. Who cares if Putin is described as an alpha dog? He probably is flattered by it.
The real issue is, who is feeding Wikipedia on this issue — Wiki — Wiki — WikiLeaks on this issue? They’re getting a lot of information which seems trivial, inconsequential, but some of it seems surprisingly pointed. …The very pointed references to Arab leaders could have as their objective undermining their political credibility at home, because this kind of public identification of their hostility towards Iran could actually play against them at home.
It’s, rather, a question of whether WikiLeaks are being manipulated by interested parties that want to either complicate our relationship with other governments or want to undermine some governments, because some of these items that are being emphasized and have surfaced are very pointed.
And I wonder whether, in fact, there aren’t some operations internationally, intelligence services, that are feeding stuff to WikiLeaks, because it is a unique opportunity to embarrass us, to embarrass our position, but also to undermine our relations with particular governments.


Barak Obama ran for president on a platform based on justice, ending the wars and bringing accountability to government after 8 years of scandals, deceit and what can only be called “hooliganism and piracy.”  Instead, he has done nothing, the wars continue, drugs are flowing from Afghanistan even faster than before, 9/11 evidence, now overwhelming and impossible to ignore is still ignored.

Americans looking for reform wonder if Bush left at all.  Those complicit are, though few admit it, disturbed by seeing America led by an African American.  The visible public face on the very well financed attacks on President Obama are all very much based on race hatred.  This has long been the most effective tool for keeping Americans divided and compliant.  How else could a major political movement be successful supporting the least popular and least successful policies in American history?

Who would want a return to policies enacted by the least successful president in American history, George W. Bush, who left office with an approval record listed at 22%.  Many would find a number lower, even half, more credible.  President Clinton, after surviving impeachment for lying about sexual misconduct left office with 68% approval.  Thus, we connect the dots and wake up one morning, informed, enraged and utterly powerless.

Even through the assaults on President Obama, many financed by the Koch brothers,  tied to ultra-nationalists in Israel, whether there was a real change of government is not clear.  As Jesse Ventura pointed out, while Vice President Dick Cheney was getting reports of a plane approaching the Pentagon, seemingly even orchestrating the attack himself, President Bush was in Florida reading to school children.  Two years of Obama have been similar, too similar.

What can we assume from this?  Is, in fact, the President of the United States no longer Commander in Chief?  Did our government hand itself over to “shadow” rule with Bush or did it happen earlier, after President Reagan’s dementia made him unable to manage the cabal that surrounded him?  How long have we been operating under no Constitution at all?

The headline on today’s New York Times:


The headline on today’s Washington Post:


What is “their” message?  Certainly not “never again.”  In fact we know that “again” is just around the corner, an Iran war with or without a new 9/11, planned and executed by the same folks, older, not wiser and certainly more pathologically insane and murderous.

..and we continue to allow it.



Is Wikileaks Endgame Internet Censorship?
By F. William Engdahl

"A closer look at the details of what has so far been carefully leaked by the most ultra-establishment of international media such as the New York Times reveals a clear agenda. That agenda coincidentally serves to buttress the agenda of US geopolitics around the world from Iran to North Korea. It is almost too perfectly scripted to be true. A discontented 22-year old US Army soldier on duty in Baghdad, Bradley Manning, a low-grade US Army intelligence analyst, described as a loner, a gay in the military, a disgruntled "computer geek," sifts through classified information at Forward Operating Base Hammer. He decides to secretly download US State Department email communications from the entire world over a period of eight months for hours a day, onto his blank CDs while pretending to be listening to Lady Gaga. 
In addition to diplomatic cables, Manning is believed to have provided WikiLeaks with helicopter gun camera video of an errant US attack in Baghdad on unarmed journalists, and with war logs from Iraq and Afghanistan. It is almost too perfectly scripted to be true. A discontented 22-year old US Army soldier on duty in Baghdad, Bradley Manning, a low-grade US Army intelligence analyst, described as a loner, a gay in the military, a disgruntled "computer geek," sifts through classified information at Forward Operating Base Hammer. He decides to secretly download US State Department email communications from the entire world over a period of eight months for hours a day, onto his blank CDs while pretending to be listening to Lady Gaga. In addition to diplomatic cables, Manning is believed to have provided WikiLeaks with helicopter gun camera video of an errant US attack in Baghdad on unarmed journalists, and with war logs from Iraq and Afghanistan."
"Manning then is supposed to have tracked down a notorious former US computer hacker to get his 250,000 pages of classified US State Department cables out in the Internet for the whole world to see. He allegedly told the US hacker that the documents he had contained "incredible, awful things that belonged in the public domain and not on some server stored in a dark room in Washington, DC." The hacker turned him in to US authorities so the story goes. Manning is now incommunicado since months in US military confinement so we cannot ask him, conveniently. The Pentagon routinely hires the best hackers to design their security systems. [Assange] selects as exclusive newspapers to decide what is to be leaked the New York Times which did such service in promoting faked propaganda against Saddam that led to the Iraqi war, the London Guardian and Der Spiegel. Assange claims he had no time to sift through so many pages so handed them to the trusted editors of the establishment media for them to decide what should be released. Very "anti-establishment" that. 
The New York Times even assigned one of its top people, David E. Sanger, to control the release of the Wikileaks material. Sanger is no establishment outsider. He sits as a member of the elite Council on Foreign Relations as well as the Aspen Institute Strategy Group together with the likes of Condi Rice, former Defense Secretary William Perry, former CIA head John Deutch, former State Department Deputy Secretary and now World Bank head Robert Zoellick among others. Indeed a strange choice of media for a person who claims to be anti-establishment. But then Assange also says he believes the US Government version of 9/11 and calls the Bilderberg Group a normal meeting of people, a very establishment view. Most important, the 250,000 cables are not "top secret" as we might have thought. 
Between two and three million US Government employees are cleared to see this level of "secret" document, [1] and some 500,000 people around the world have access to the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRnet) where the cables were stored. SIPRnet is not recommended for distribution of top-secret information. Only 6% or 15,000 pages of the documents have been classified as even secret, a level below top-secret. Another 40% were the lowest level, "confidential", while the rest were unclassified. In brief, it was not all that secret. What is emerging from all the sound and Wikileaks fury in Washington is that the entire scandal is serving to advance a long-standing Obama and Bush agenda of policing the until-now free Internet. Already the US Government has shut the Wikileaks server in the United States though no identifiable US law has been broken."
"The process of policing the Web was well underway before the current leaks scandal. In 2009 Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller and Republican Olympia Snowe introduced the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (S.773). It would give the President unlimited power to disconnect private-sector computers from the internet. The bill "would allow the president to 'declare a cyber-security emergency' relating to 'non-governmental' computer networks and do what's necessary to respond to the threat." We can expect that now this controversial piece of legislation will get top priority when a new Republican House and the Senate convene in January. US Department of Homeland Security, an agency created in the political hysteria following 9/11 2001 that has been compared to the Gestapo, has already begun policing the Internet. They are quietly seizing and shutting down internet websites (web domains) without due process or a proper trial. DHS simply seizes web domains that it wants to and posts an ominous "Department of Justice" logo on the web site. See an example at (My note: Do click on this link. It's worth checking out.)"
On the political front, I agree with Engdahl's assessment of Assange's leaked government cables. In the cables I have seen discussed in various newspaper articles thus far, there is nothing more than the occasional embarrassing quote, nothing top-secret, and nothing remotely damaging to any US allies revealed in any of these supposedly top-secret government cables. And regarding Assange's threat of leaking thousands of confidential documents contained in a 5 gigabyte drive regarding a big US bank believed to be Bank of America as an "anti-establishment" act, I'm not buying it. According to a Forbes interview, Assange stated that his leak would "give a true and representative insight into how banks behave at the executive level in a way that will stimulate investigations and reforms, I presume." I say, so what if this big leak Assange is in possession of pertains to Bank of America and if it reveals documents that result in the demise of BofA? If this is how this drama plays out, this event would ultimately be more pro-establishment and pro-elite than anti-establishment. The demise of BofA would only mean that JP Morgan, as they have already done with Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual, would have yet another opportunity to stamp out their competition, swoop in like vultures, and pick up BofA's carcass for pennies on the dollar. Or perhaps Goldman Sachs will be given this carcass to pick clean.  Either way, if this happens, it consolidates power for the elites at the top and could not have worked out any better if Assange was a paid employee of Goldman Sachs or JP Morgan. Remember that BofA bought up Merrill Lynch when Merrill Lynch failed, so an acquisition of BofA would translate into a delayed acquisition of Merrill Lynch.
In the book, "The Great Depression of the XXI Century," Tanya Cariina Hsu wrote:
"In 1907, J.P. Morgan, a private New York banker, published a rumor that a competing unnamed large bank was about to fail. It was a false charge but customers nonetheless raced to their banks to withdraw their money, in case it was their bank. As they pulled out their funds, the banks lost their cash deposits and were forced to call in their loans. People therefore had to pay back their mortgages to fill the banks with income, going bankrupt in the process. The 1907 panic resulted in a crash that prompted the creation of the Federal Reserve, a private banking cartel with the veneer of an independent government organization. Effectively, it was a coup by elite bankers in order to control the industry."
"When signed into law in 1913, the Federal Reserve would loan and supply the nation's money, but with interest. The more money it was able to print, the more "income" it generated for itself. By its very nature, the Federal Reserve would forever keep producing debt to stay alive. It was able to print America's monetary supply at will, regulating its value. To control valuation, however, inflation had to be kept in check. The Federal Reserve then doubled America's money supply within five years, and in 1920, it called in a mass percentage of loans. Over five thousand banks collapsed overnight. One year later, the Federal Reserve again increased the money supply by 62 percent, but in 1929, it again called the loans back in, en masse. This time, the crash of 1929 caused over sixteen thousand banks to fail and an 89 percent plunge on the stock market. The private and well-protected banks within the Federal Reserve system were able to snap up the failed banks at pennies on the dollar."
If this sounds familiar, it should.  This seems to be the blueprint by today's banking elites for today's banking industry as well. During the Bank Panic of 1907 and the Great Depression, JP Morgan was one of the biggest beneficiaries of a panic that many historians claimed they, along with the Federal Reserve, helped to manufacture (JP Morgan is alleged to have helped engineer both the Panic of 1907 and the Great Depression while the Federal Reserve helped engineer the Great Depression). If the future scenario regarding Wikileaks's release of incriminating big bank documents plays out anywhere close to the one I presented above, Julian Assange would, in essence, be performing a massive favor for the most favored private banks of the Federal Reserve system. One must remember that during this manufactured global monetary crisis, not all banks are created equal and a handful of banks are hand picked for survival and prosperity at the expense of hundreds of others. Just because Wikileaks threatens to release incriminating documents on a big bank that could make it look bad, this should not be naively or blindly interpreted as an anti-establishment act.
Admittedly, like millions of others, I was fooled by Wikileaks's intent in the beginning. But the more and more I research them, the more it seems as though Wikileaks is cooperating with governments and banks rather than serving as their adversary or as their watchdog to increase transparency. Now, if Mr. Assange releases cables that expose detailed correspondences between the US Federal Reserve and JP Morgan regarding silver price suppression schemes or how Goldman Sachs deliberately releases misinformation about gold prices, or if he releases diplomatic cables exposing secrets between the US and Israel that have been concealed from the public, I might start once again believing that the goal of Wikileaks is to provide greater transparency about government and banker actions. One thing I have learned over the years about the shadowy world of banking and politics is that if something appears to be a great coincidence, it usually is not, and that things rarely are what they seem to be on the surface.