To the victor go the spoils. Now gimme my oil, dammit!
For thousands of years, in every war, the winner gets to take everything of value (land, food, gold, silver, women, children, slaves, oil) formerly possessed by the loser. As the primary architect of America’s “War of Terror” (oops, I mean “War on Terror”), former U.S. Vice-President, Mr. Richard “Dick” Cheney, will finally be rewarded for all of his hard work as a public servant. Journalist Claire Bernish examines what Lord Jacob Rothschild, Rupert Murdoch, Dick Cheney, Syria and Israel all have in common. It turns out that they are all partners in the Israeli company called Afek Oil and Gas. Afek is owned by an American company, Genie Oil and Gas, a subsidiary of Genie Energy based in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A. So what’s so significant about all this, you ask? Right now, Israel must buy almost all of its oil from foreign countries but now that Afek has discovered “Israeli” oil in the Golan Heights on land that Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War. Now, Israel won’t have to buy “foreign” oil anymore. This is a win-win situation for all peace-loving people – the Israeli people as well as Afek/Genie partners like the Rothchilds, the Cheneys, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, and Afek Oil Chairman and former Israeli Knesset member Efraim “Effie” Eitam. This new (Syrian) “Israeli” oil is clearly God’s reward to the Israeli people to compensate them for the 68 years of brutal torture and abuse that they have suffered at the hands of the Palestinian people. More importantly, former Vice-President Dick Cheney will finally receive all of the financial rewards due him for his many, many years of hard work fighting to bring peace to the world.
The United States and the European Union (EU) are currently engaged in discussions to create a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a so-called “free-trade” zone between the U.S. and the EU. The concept of a “free trade zone” certainly sounds good. After all, who could possibly be opposed to “freedom” and to “trade”? However, this article by investigative historian and author Eric Zuesse, examines the view that the only people who will really benefit from the TTIP will be large international corporations. Major concerns about TTIP include the loss of public services (water, health, education, etc.) and the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions which large corporations can use to overrule the policies of foreign governments. Last but not least is the “locking in” of privatization policies irrespective of what future foreign governments may wish to do. To summarize, the TTIP appears to permanently hand over global power to the existing aristocracy (the powers that be). TTIP demonstrates again that fascism is, in the industrial age, what feudalism was in the agrarian age.
Author John W. Whitehead examines the policy of the U.S. Government that now believes that 1) If you are afraid that the government is plotting to confiscate your firearms, or 2) If you believe the economy is about to collapse and the government will soon declare martial law or, 3) If you display an unusual number of political and/or ideological bumper stickers on your car then you may be an anti-government extremist (a domestic terrorist) and you are a greater threat to America than ISIS and al Qaeda. If you believe in and exercise your rights under the Constitution, you are now on the top of the government’s terrorism watch list.
Author Timothy Geigner explains that the British government’s attempts to ban extremist thought from social media and television has advanced to the point of recruiting teachers to be on the lookout for children that might become “radicalized”. From there, Britain’s “Big Brother” government only goes downhill. Now the government has explained how it will remove children from the homes of anyone suspected of “radicalizing” those children. I sure hope you don’t start thinking that any government with so radical a proposal should itself be removed. IMPOSSIBLE !! No one could possibly think like that.
Author James Kuntsler suggests that if you thought your vote was important, you may be in for a little surprise. He explains that the two major U.S. political parties are lining up to be a “man’s party” and a “woman’s party”. The macho man’s party is going to fix everything that’s broken and the woman’s party is going to assure us that everything will be all right. Kuntsler suggests that it’s not a matter of who wins or who loses the presidential election in 2016. Either way, we’re screwed.