Thursday, May 12, 2005
Similar to the Iraq war, upcoming operations against Iran relate to the macroeconomics of the `petrodollar recycling’ and the unpublicized but real challenge to U.S. dollar supremacy from the euro as an alternative oil transaction currency.
While the publicly stated reasons will be over Iran's nuclear ambitions, there are unspoken macroeconomic drivers explaining the Real Reasons regarding the 2nd stage of petrodollar warfare - Iran's upcoming euro-based oil Bourse.
It is now obvious the invasion of Iraq had less to do with any threat from Saddam’s long-gone WMD program and certainly less to do to do with fighting International terrorism than it has to do with gaining control over Iraq’s hydrocarbon reserves and in doing so maintaining the U.S. dollar as the monopoly currency for the critical international oil market.
Given U.S. debt levels and the stated neoconservative project for U.S. global domination, Tehran's objective constitutes an obvious encroachment on U.S. dollar supremacy in the international oil market [Energy Bulletin]
Central banking makes possible the expansion of government power in all forms, most particularly the wicked godfather of all government programs: war. Without central banking, it is doubtful that any of the great wars of the 20th century, or the current debacle in Iraq , would have ever taken place, certainly not on the scale we have seen. [Strike The Root]
"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes...known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. . . No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."
- James Madison, Political Observations, 1795
U.S. Figures Show Sharp Global Rise In Terrorism [Washington Post]
So goes the “War on Terror” like the “War on Drugs” it is designed to create more of what it says it will stop!
9-11 Fax to Congress
The following letter (reproduced here in a slightly edited form for brevity) is being sent by a group called 9/11 Truth Action to the 89 Congress people who recently wrote to President Bush about Iraq. The Congress people demanded that the president explain why he "fixed" the Iraqi intelligence in order to rationalize the invasion of Iraq.
After you read the letter, and view the video and link referenced in the letter, write congress yourself to give a piece of your mind! [George Washington's Blog]
What's all the fuss with the Real ID Act about?
Fifty percent of all Americans, according to Gallup, remain blissfully locked in a coma devoid of any moral boundaries. Not that many people know because nations have progressed through this sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith
From spiritual faith to great courage
From courage to liberty
From liberty to abundance
From abundance to selfishness
From selfishness to complacency
From complacency to apathy
From apathy to dependency
From dependency back to bondage.
-- Alexander Fraser Tytler (1742-1813)