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The killing of Osama bin Laden during a raid by Navy SEALs on his hideout in Pakistan was the top news story of 2011, followed by Japan's earthquake/tsunami/meltdown disaster, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors. The death of bin Laden, the al-Qaida leader who masterminded the Sept. 11 terror attacks, received 128 first-place votes out of 247 ballots cast for the top 10 stories. The Japan disaster was next, with 60 first-place votes. Placing third were the Arab Spring uprisings that rocked North Africa and the Middle East, while the European Union's financial turmoil was No. 4. – AP
Dominant Social Theme: These are the world's most important news stories.
Free-Market Analysis: The Killing of bin Laden was voted top news story of 2011 and from our point of view it goes downhill from there. Having observed in detail how elite dominant social themes work, we're well prepared to analyze this year's top news stories.
What we will do in this article is briefly debunk the ones that we believe are factually false. In doing so, we shall surely make the point that the level of promotional manipulation and propaganda is alive and well within the ranks of power elite media.
But we also intend to make the point that (thanks to what we call the Internet Reformation) even modest media websites such as ours can easily follow the REAL conversation taking place these days – and anticipate various power elite promotions.
We think the results are shocking. Out of ten stories selected by the AP poll, six from our point of view are somewhat or palpably false. That is, they have been in some manner concocted to advance elite globalist goals. Here are the stories about which we have significant doubts.
1. OSAMA BIN LADEN'S DEATH: He'd been the world's most-wanted terrorist for nearly a decade, ever since a team of his al-Qaida followers carried out the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In May, the long and often-frustrating manhunt ended with a nighttime assault by a helicopter-borne special operations squad on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Bin Laden was shot dead by one of the raiders, and within hours his body was buried at sea.
We've written about this a good deal. It seems likely to us that Osama bin Laden, who was repeatedly reported to have been very ill, died years ago. We've covered the questions about the raid, the lies of the administration regarding the raid, the hurried "burial" – which must have proceeded without a body. There are eyewitnesses who claim that there was no raid, etc.
The reason to (apparently) fake bin Laden's death was probably because the phony war on terror narrative was getting too unwieldy. Also, there were apparently domestic reasons to "kill" bin Laden now, as Barack Obama's handlers wanted him to be perceived as a "victorious" president coming into next year's elections. Just do an Internet search on the terms "Daily Bell" and "Osama bin Laden" for more.
2. ARAB SPRING: It began with demonstrations in Tunisia that rapidly toppled the longtime strongman. Spreading like a wildfire, the Arab Spring protests sparked a revolution in Egypt that ousted Hosni Mubarak, fueled a civil war in Libya that climaxed with Moammar Gadhafi's death, and fomented a bloody uprising in Syria against the Assad regime. Bahrain and Yemen also experienced major protests and unrest.
This is another meme we've written about a great deal. There is simply no doubt that the Obama administration and the US State Department have helped sponsor these Arab Spring demos, in concert with the tacit, apparent support of US corporate and intel resources. AYM in particular has been active in training "youth" on how to return to their countries to begin protests.
Additionally, we have many times pointed out that the apparent goal of these Anglosphere-sponsored revolutions is to create a kind of Muslim crescent arc because almost all the regimes being destabilized have been either Christian or non-sectarian.
The replacement authorities in Tunisia and Egypt are looking to be Muslim rather than secular, just as we predicted. More fodder for what seems to us a fairly suspect "war on terror." For more on our comments just search Daily Bell and "Arab Spring." Also try "Muslim Arab crescent" and "AYM."
3. EU FISCAL CRISIS: The European Union was wracked by relentless fiscal turmoil. In Greece, austerity measures triggered strikes, protests and riots, while Italy's economic woes toppled Premier Silvio Berlusconi. France and Germany led urgent efforts to ease the debt crisis; Britain balked at proposed changes.
The EU crisis is one of central banking – printing money from nothing and expecting the economy to flourish nonetheless. Many other fancy explanations have been proffered but the reality is that monetary stimulus always creates craziness.
Add euro-rigidity to the mix and you have a recipe for a steep financial bust and that's just what happened. The Anglosphere that is trying to build world government anticipated the downturn in some detail. Its enablers and associates are even now trying to parlay the crisis into an ever closer union, in our view.
To maintain, as the mainstream media does, that the current crises are merely an accident of the monetary system doesn't make sense, given what bankers know about the central banking initiated business cycle. For our take on these events just search for "Daily Bell" and "EU directed history."
4. US ECONOMY: By some measures, the U.S. economy gained strength as the year progressed. Hiring picked up a bit, consumers were spending more, and the unemployment rate finally dipped below 9 percent. But millions of Americans remained buffeted by foreclosures, joblessness and benefit cutbacks, and investors were on edge monitoring the chain of fiscal crises in Europe.
What goes for the EU also goes for the US. The housing crash of 2008 was part of a larger central bank bubble caused by too-low interest rates. The results of such rates are entirely predictable and to pretend that the senior banking elites don't know what they are doing seems to us to be an increasingly useless pretense in the era of the Internet.
What is going on, in our view, is a kind of planned depression intended to force further global governance on the Western world in particular. China will be the last economy to founder, but it is already on its way for exactly the same reasons. Search the 'Net for "Daily Bell" and "planned depression" for more articles on this issue.
5. GADHAFI TOPPLED IN LIBYA: After nearly 42 years of mercurial and often brutal rule, Moammar Gadhafi was toppled by his own people. Anti-government protests escalated into an eight-month rebellion, backed by NATO bombing, that shattered his regime, and Gadhafi finally was tracked down and killed in the fishing village where he was born.
Gaddafi was hounded to his destruction by the same Western forces that organized the rest of the current Arab Spring revolutions. There was a twist, though. Apparently many of the rebels were part of the dread Al Qaeda forces that had fought in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and maybe Iraq.
That Western powers would work with these individuals and even arrogate power to them is startling and shows further that the war on terror that is so heavily promoted by the power elite is likely fungible propaganda rather than a deepening, threatening reality. Searching on "Daily Bell" and "Gaddafi" will offer more of our outlook on this tragic episode.
6. OCCUPY WALL STREET PROTESTS: It began Sept. 17 with a protest at a New York City park near Wall Street, and within weeks spread to scores of communities across the U.S. and abroad. The movement depicted itself as leaderless and shied away from specific demands, but succeeded in airing its complaint that the richest 1 percent of Americans benefit at the expense of the rest. As winter approached, local police dismantled several of the protest encampments.
The OWS protests seem to have proven links to such power elite names as George Soros and are the brainchild, supposedly, of a left-wing magazine known as Adbusters. In fact, one finds many of the same ingredients at play in the OWS protests as in the Arab Spring protests across the sea.
From our point of view, the elites are using the OWS protests as a way to generate, ultimately, a kind of French Revolution that will shift the blame from the power elite central banking families to their Wall Street enablers and associates. Under no circumstances must those directly involved with central banking be targeted. Search "Daily Bell," "OWS" and "French Revolution" for more on this perspective.
What remains shocking to us is the increasing brazenness of what seem to be lies about important events. However, in retrospect, those at the top of these thematic promotions don't have much choice in the matter. They need to continue to consolidate.
In order to manage their global consolidation they need to continue to manipulate the news. The problem is that their manipulations are increasingly evident and obvious. Which is why they are now beginning to pass legislation that will make it increasingly difficult for the alternative media to tell the truth about what's taking place.
Conclusion: On the other hand, in our view, no matter what the elites do, the truth is already circulating. Enough people in the West (and around the world) may understand that the 20th century was an unparalleled century of "directed history." And that knowledge may well guarantee that the 21st century shall be less so.
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on 12/20/11 01:32 PM
It has been reported on the Internet some years ago on several occasions that Osama bin Laden (OBL)was being treated for kidney failure even in a Paris hospital in 1999. He must have been on dialysis for at least 10 years apparently carrying an awkward set of devices from one cave to another until his final "event" in Pakistan. Although photos of his lodgings were purportedly shown none revealed any such equipment.
Couldn't today's digital manipulation have included such evidence? After all were not gory pictures of Hussein, his sons and Gaddafi shown with glittering disgusting and detailed delight?
Even ex-Governor Jesse Ventura commented on TV that the allegedly Navy Seal Helicopter that was involved with OBL's death crashed and all aboard killed, or as he stated shot down when the "enemy" clearly denied doing such - something about which they would have certainly boasted.
Posted by Col on 12/20/11 01:23 PM
You know what has never sat well with me about Bin Laden's death?
the date May 1st/2nd the actual assault was launched late May 1st with him being allegedly killed at 1 Am local time on the 2nd.
May 1st is a favorite among grubby Socialists, Anarchists & The Elite who seem to have a proclivity for using esoteric or ritualistic dates & numbers in their plans.
9/11 wasn't the first 9/11.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 12/20/11 12:58 PM
DB: "What remains shocking to us is the increasing brazenness of what seem to be lies about important events. However, in retrospect, those at the top of these thematic promotions don't have much choice in the matter (... ) they need to continue to manipulate the news"
... to no avail. Imagine a (widely read) blog like this with a headline like this - 15 years ago:
"How the CIA Would Like Us to View North Korea's Kim Jong Un"
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I love it!
Posted by Spectator on 12/20/11 12:57 PM
As to the "Euro crisis" (#3 on the list):
Blogger Dave Harrison (always worthy of attention) has an interesting take on how the BIS may be involved. He suggests a "struggle" between BIS and FED.
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"Dave thinks that the United States of America (let's say President Obama for simplicity) is trying to break the cartel that the Europeans have had with their Bank for International Settlements. It's kind of the end-of-the-line for central bankers such as Ben Bernanke. You see Ben has to fly over there every so often and report into the big bosses of Europe. Dave has a sneaking suspicion that President Obama and Ben don't really like that so much, so part of their plan is to crack the Euro cartel.
What people don't realize is that there are a lot of rich people in the United States. There are even more rich people in Europe. I'm talking really rich. Like way richer than Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, but a different kind of richness; old money richness that's tougher to measure. It doesn't show up on lists in Forbes and Fortune and Dave's guess is that much if not all of that wealth is hidden or tucked away securely in vaults - both known and unknown.
Why does Dave think this? It's pretty simple. Europe's been around longer than the United States, so they had more time to pile up their money and gold and diamonds and stuff. They also had kingdoms and centuries of power to accumulate massive holdings. Families, at least the smart ones, that have all that don't talk about it much, but remember they have the BIS… we don't.
... Dave believes that there is a pretty good chance that the Euro instability is being engineered for the most part by the White House right here in the good ole US of A. Dave believes that the US (i.e. the International Monetary Fund) wants to get the upper hand over the BIS. Well, the BIS isn't going to stand for that and that's why they want to get the upper hand with their own ESM. You see the US has the ESFS and now the Eurozone is going to get their own ESM. Think of these acronyms as financial first-responders (like that deputy who was late for a lunch date at the local diner and didn't want to follow Dave's less than confident search for a tree farm) designed to be deployed at the first sign of smoke in the air or blood in the water."
He embeds a video to support his surmise.
Reply from The Daily Bell
Yes, no doubt there are elements of tension between different power groups within the larger power elite. But here is what to keep in mind: At the highest level they have the same goals ...
Here, from Wikipedia ...
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The National Crime Syndicate was the name given by the press to a loosely-organized multi-ethnic organized crime syndicate. Its origins are uncertain.
According to writers on organized crime, the Syndicate was founded or established at a May 1929 conference in Atlantic City, attended by leading underworld figures throughout the country, including Lucky Luciano, Al Capone, Meyer Lansky, Johnny "The Fox" Torrio, Frank Costello, Joe Adonis, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, Dutch Schultz, Abner "Longy" Zwillman, Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, Vince Mangano, gambler Frank Erickson, Frank Scalice and Albert "Mad Hatter" Anastasia ... As revealed by the findings of U.S. Senate Special Committee in the 1950s chaired by Estes Kefauver, it was described as a confederation of mainly Italian and Jewish organized crime groups throughout the U.S.
Posted by speedygonzales on 12/20/11 12:44 PM
Your Free Will: The Global Power Elite's Achilles Heel
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The only real shot you have at changing the world is by changing the people in the world -- including those within these groups.
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I would say internet reformation.
Scientists: Alien Genes in Human DNA & Extraterrestrial Abilities to Modify DNA
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Use jiu-jitsu rule. If hit comes from front move back, if from left move right... no direct hit. Ignore 'em as much as possible.
Posted by Bluebird on 12/20/11 12:33 PM
Yes, either rigged or non-existent. As for 2012, I doubt anyone believes it will be honest. And the sad part is, they don't even try to hide the deceit anymore. Honor seems to be a memory from the past. Thank you for these excellent articles you keep rolling out. You are the best of the best!
Posted by Bluebird on 12/20/11 11:57 AM
Ho ho ho! If the "Osama story" was number one per 128 votes cast, we all know who cast them. The Obama administration must have been the ones polled. Isn't it funny that your shining moments were fakery? What does that say about an individual?
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Ha, you think the vote was rigged ... practice for 2012?