SouthAmerica: We need to do everything we can to avoid the coming ThermoNuclear War between the USA/Israel vs. Russia/China.
THERMONUCLEAR WAR RUSSIA VS USA April 1, 2012
Russia vs. US: ThermoNuclear War = A War without Winners
Whoever produced this film did a good job with the visual effects to show to the world the devastation that can be caused by a ThermoNuclear War.
Attack on IRAN Coming this SUMMER? Build up to WW3
RUSSIA WARNS OF POSSIBLE NUCLEAR WAR July 24, 2012
In this video you will hear Russia giving the united states warning signs of a possible nuclear war. The Russians do not say it directly but as you watch the video you will see for yourself. We live in a scary time people where the united states are fighting to remain in super power.
Russia Warns West of Nuclear War December 5, 2011
Russia Arms Syria With Missiles To Defend Against NATO Attack April 21, 2012
Russia warns: it will not tolerate western powers crossing a "red line"
We now know what those six Russian warships that reportedly entered Syrian territorial waters last week were carrying. Aside from representing a show of strength to discourage NATO powers from launching a military attack, on board were Russian technical experts ready to help Damascus set up a sophisticated missile defense system sold to them by Moscow.
"Russian warships that have reached waters off Syria in recent days were carrying, among other things, Russian technical advisors who will help the Syrians set up an array of S-300 missiles Damascus has received in recent weeks, a report in the London-based Arabic language Al Quds-Al Arabi said Thursday. Citing sources in Syria and Russia, the paper said that Moscow sees a Western attack on Syria as a "red line" that it will not tolerate," reports Arutz Sheva.
The S-300 missiles, which according to the report will be used to "deflect a possible attack by NATO or the U.S. and EU," are long range surface-to-air missiles developed by Russia in 1979 for the purpose of protecting large industrial and military bases from enemy attack aircraft and cruise missiles.
The system is widely regarded as one of the most powerful anti-aircraft arrays in modern warfare, having the ability to track up to 100 targets and engage 12 at any one time. Russia recently tried to sell the same system to Iran but the transaction was halted after pressure from the U.S. and Israel.
Arming Syria with such a proficient means of aerial defense would obviously not bode well for any prospective "no fly zone" being planned by western powers. Reports have been circulating this week that fighter jets from Turkey and other Arab states would soon enter Syrian airspace under "humanitarian" pretenses with logistical aid from the United States.
"Along with the missiles, the report says that Russia has installed advanced radar systems in all key Syrian military and industrial installations. The radar system also covers areas north and south of Syria, where it will be able to detect movement of troops or aircraft towards the Syrian border. The radar targets include much of Israel, as well as the Incirlik military base in Turkey, which is used by NATO," states the report.
The Real News Network August 8, 2012
The Dangerous Global Consequences of a Syria Intervention
Sami Ramadani: History has shown that deep global economic crisis can lead to war. An intervention into Syria will severely heighten tensions between Russia, China and the US.
Please check these videos and let me know which part is not clear to you that Mitt Romney will start a war against Iran if he is elected president of the United States:
Mitt Romney Says He Could Wage War on Iran Without Congress' Approval - June 19, 2012
Republican Party debate 2012 on November 12, 2011- Mitt Romney said he would star a war against Iran...
Romney on A Nuclear Iran and USA war against Iran
2012 Republican debate on CNN on the February 22, 2012
2012 Republican Candidates on Iran and Syria
Noam Chomsky: Iran is NO Threat (Oct 2011,University College London)
Ex-CIA Agent: America creates its own enemies November 13, 2011
Americans are in the crosshairs of terrorists worldwide purely due to Washington's policy in the Muslim world, not because there is an Islamic enemy whose only aim is to kill Americans for their freedoms and lifestyle, insists a former CIA officer. Historian Michael Scheuer, an author of "Through our enemies' eyes", who worked for the agency for over 20 years till 2004 and at one time was the chief of the CIA's 'Bin Laden unit', says America's greatest enemy -- radical Islam -- never existed: neither when Bin Laden was alive, nor now.
SouthAmerica: Interesting to see how unregulated capitalism cannibalizes itself, and parasites such as Bain Capital destroy many companies, and let their victims dying and imploding into a black hole.
Basically, you have to be a real idiot to vote for the Romney/Ryan Presidential ticket in 2012.
Matt Taibbi: Mitt Romney and the Looting of America (Part 1 of 2) September 12, 2012
Last week Matt Taibbi joined us to discuss his new Rolling Stone feature story: Greed and Debt. The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital. He and Sam talked about how Bain Capital and Mitt Romney exemplified the shift from an industrial economy based on making things to a economy run on speculation, how Bain moved away from investing start up capital to simply loading existing companies with debt and stripping their assets and how the restaurant scene in Goodfellas is the best way to understand how Bain's business model works. (Interesting to see how unregulated capitalism cannibalizes itself.)
Sam lamented that the Democrats haven't followed up on Newt Gingrich's attacks on Bain he made during the primary and he and Matt agreed that the Democrats are still committed to making nice with Wall Street.
Matt Taibbi: Mitt Romney and the Looting of America (Part 2 of 2) September 12, 2012
Willard "Mitt" Romney comfortably sees himself as the chief executive officer of a US$1 billion enterprise - the Republican Party election campaign that should place him as the next President of the United States (POTUS). Meanwhile, current POTUS Barack Obama is increasingly convinced he just needs to deploy a secret weapon to clinch re-election.
That weapon is Mitt Romney.
USS Romney is like one of those state-of-the art aircraft carriers parked somewhere between the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean. The problem is, at winter and the November presidential election approaches Washington, it has hit not only one iceberg, but a climate changeful of icebergs. And this while the orchestra on board merrily keeps playing Baby, It's Cold Outside to the $50,000-a-plate plutocrats who have not yet abandoned the sinking ship.
To think that the latest iceberg inflation developed over only two news cycles; there will be plenty more before the week - not to mention month - is over. That's even before the first presidential debate in early October.
Let them eat whoppers
It all started with a detailed mosaic sketched by Politico on how USS Romney started sinking. Notorious episodes in the soap include Mitt's Olympic fiasco in London; his Tampa, Florida, consecration obscured by Clint Eastwood's empty chair; and his cynical appropriation of the Benghazi killing of the US ambassador to Libya. Blame is widely attributed by Mitt's "aides, advisers and friends" to the designated staff scapegoat, Mitt's top strategist/manager/ad director Stuart Stevens.
This from a self-described successful CEO who in his stump speech insists all the US needs is - a CEO. If his leadership of the billion-dollar USS Romney is any indication, people had better start fighting now for the remaining lifeboats.
Then came the "47% incident" - at the core of the fundraiser video released by Mother Jones detailing what Mitt really thinks about Obama's voters, as told to a roomful of plutocrat donors.
Once again, the money quote:
There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what ... These are people who pay no income tax.
He'll never have the guts to say it in prime time, but for Mitt nearly half of the US is a nation of hopeless, immoral moochers (that's what his $50,000-a-plate fellow plutocrats wanted to hear anyway). Even The New York Times had to admit that at least as a deployer of class warfare, Mitt may be a force to reckon with.
Predictably, Mitt's not "elegant" - his own word - candid camera moment unleashed a deluge of excruciatingly detailed fact checking, as this sample attests.
But nobody pointed out that whether or not Mitt's 47% stand the test of reality, there are at least 46% of US voters who will vote Republican no matter what. The candidate may be "Dubya" or the billionaire tax-dodging USS Romney; it doesn't matter. Just ask Karl Rove. Or read Craig Unger's recently published Boss Rove (Scribner).
The US is bitterly polarized - beyond repair. That leaves roughly 7% of independents, or undecided, or swing voters, to be courted by both parties. To believe that USS Romney has managed to seduce this crowd after his latest utterances and the surfacing of the fundraiser-video tell-all is to believe in Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (wait; make it Iran's weapons of mass destruction).
As for POTUS, he played it cool. It took him just a visit to David Letterman to finish off USS Romney with some strategically placed rhetorical Hellfires.
Is there life on Mars?
The $1 billion USS Romney operation is based on a set of premises infested with Martian craters - amplified from cyberspace to outer space by the right-wing echo chambers. It boils down to Obama can't win because he's too black, too "liberal", too "socialist", too detached, too intellectual and too unpopular. People don't want his "socialism". He will be defeated by the economy. And moreover his US foreign policy is wimpy.
Imagine USS Romney setting US foreign policy. Mitt's neocon advisers' prescription is give hell to both Russia and China, and bomb Iran; that will restore America's superpower status.
Arguably quite a few plutocrats and a significant portion of the industrial-military-security-media complex want war on Iran; USS Romney enthusiast Bibi Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, knows it better than most. And that's why Bibi is actually more driven to unleash regime change in Washington than in Tehran.
...China will increase its buying of oil and gas in yuan - and not petrodollars. Russia under Putin 2.0 will be in the ascendancy not only in Central Asia, but also in Europe. No USS Romney intimidation and bombing would be able to alter this very probably course of history. It - and the deafening right-wing echo chambers - will be left wallowing in Islamophobia and blaming everything on the "Soviets" and "communist China".
It's Karl Rove or bust
Back to the 47%: USS Romney's plutocratic base will always believe that he was "on message" - no matter what happens; they despise most Americans anyway. But when one examines a smattering of US polls, the inevitable conclusion is that only 30% or so of voters believe in the interwoven right-wing myths concerning Obama's unelectability.
So it's down to "arithmetic" - as The Almighty Bubba (former president Bill Clinton) indelibly pressed at his Charlotte apotheosis. Intrade's percentage chance of a Obama win in November is now at 67.9% - and rising. Nate Silver, arguably America's most credible pollster, is currently aiming at 74.8%.
The bottom line: the USS Romney is a post-modern Titanic. Unless Karl "turd blossom" Rove can come up with the definitive October surprise. So CEO Mitt had better start looking for alternative career opportunities.
Qatar's Al Noor Holdings will bankroll a $450 million Prophet Muhammad movie trilogy to erase the memory of that protested-to-death YouTube video. Instead of a shady Egyptian Copt and former porno flick director, the producer will be Barry Osborne of Matrix fame. And the prime ideological consultant is Al-Jazeera star Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the ideological leader of the MB, who will guarantee full respect of sharia law - which includes the non-representation of the Prophet (holograms, anyone?).
Perhaps an unemployed Mitt should delocalize and consider lobbying the emir of Qatar for a casting call.
Pepe Escobar is the author of Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War (Nimble Books, 2007) and Red Zone Blues: A Snapshot of Baghdad During the Surge. His new book, just out, is Obama Does Globalistan (Nimble Books, 2009).