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Yemen the Key to Middle East Uprisings?
June 01, 2011
Yemen's destabilization, as we wrote previously, can lead to problems with shipping of oil through the narrow reaches of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden and thus much higher prices. It could also lead to the destabilization of Saudi Arabia (as it sits directly bel ...
Giving the EU the Boot
May 31, 2011
Roger Bootle, managing director of Capital Economics and economic adviser to Deloitte, is out with another article critical of the EU and the euro. The article itself is not part of a mainstream dominant social theme. In fact, it is important for the elite to k ...
Upcoming US Nuclear Event?
May 31, 2011
Here at DB, we don't know what happened on the morning of 9/11. We don't know if rogue elements of the US government (or MI6 or Mossad, or all of them) are planning a false flag nuclear event at the behest of an Anglo-American elite that is increasingly despera ...
IMF Memes Roll On
May 30, 2011
Times are changing substantially, as are the attitudes of developing countries. The control that Western elites expected to exercise over these institutions is coming increasingly into question. Ironically, if the West does give up control and allow these insti ...
Queen Worried About Empire's Meltdown
May 30, 2011
Hey, are we right on schedule? Even Queen Elizabeth is worried. Say, about time! It's only taken 2,000 years if we are correct in our reading of history - as the British empire is at least a remnant of the Roman Empire (later the "Holy Roman Empire"), though so ...
G8 Clarifies Response to Phony Arab Spring
May 27, 2011
As usual with power elite memes, time makes meanings clearer. We have speculated that the CIA-sponsored youth movements in such places as Tunisia and Egypt were precursors of Islamic governments, and that Anglo-American power elite actually sought such governme ...
Crimes Against Humanity – Another Phony Meme
May 27, 2011
We cannot help but recall the brave, self-flagellating Robert E. Lee. As punishment for his role as the South's leading General, the North built a graveyard on his estate and called it Arlington. Today, Lee would stand in the dock of the ICC to listen to a list ...
Why Aren't EU Protests Aimed at Central Banks?
May 26, 2011
We can see from the above article excerpt that it is the ECB mainly that is behind the European Union's "immoveable rigor" when it comes to enforcing austerity measures on Greece, and other EU PIGS as well. It is always this way with central banks. Their member ...
Yemen Crisis to Block World's Oil?
May 26, 2011
Anglo-American delays are leading to a crisis in Yemen. Jaw-jaw is rapidly giving way, internally to war-war. Meanwhile, the Anglo-American axis, with soft words and softer deeds has refused to bring the situation to a head. It is as if they wish to provoke the ...
Spanish EU Protests Spread to France?
May 25, 2011
The Tunisian and Egyptian "color revolutions" were evidently supported by Western intelligence agencies that provided funding and training over at least a 2-3 period to hand-picked youth leaders. What is not clear is to what extent the CIA and others intended t ...
Iran's Press TV Comes Under Attack in Britain
May 25, 2011
The suspicion is that Ofcom is getting ready not just to fine Press TV but also to make a case that Press TV ought to be banned from Britain. Likely, this will be the beginning of an effort to ban Press TV in America and Europe-proper as well. It won't do to ha ...
Death Spiral of EU Crisis?
May 24, 2011
Frank Furedi of the alternative web newspaper Spiked has written an insightful article on the breakdown of confidence among the EU's chattering classes. He has the idea that Eurocrats are so out of touch with average Europeans that they have run out of ideas of ...
US & UK: Next Phase of World Domination?
May 24, 2011
The British-American relationship is deepening again, or so it is reported. According to the Herald (see above) President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron will formally present to the press and public a new Service Personnel Joint Task Force when ...
Perfecting the IMF
May 23, 2011
In fact, an effective IMF is just about the last thing the world needs. Someone should hand Stiglitz a copy of Human Action by Ludwig von Mises. (On the other hand, he might melt into a puddle.) The reality is that INDIVIDUALS cause change within their own envi ...
Expanding World War III
May 23, 2011
Is a super-regional war, a kind of World War III, something the elites are currently working to induce? It would change everything. We recall after World War II that the Anglosphere elites were able to create a new economic system featuring a reserve dollar and ...
Greece Gets Pounded Before Further Bailout?
May 20, 2011
The twin pressures of anti-EU elections and anti-austerity protests may result eventually in one or more weak states leaving the EU. It will be then, as that occurs, that we shall find whether the EU can survive with a core group of healthier states or whether ...
International Criminal Court Now Involved in Ivory Coast Mess
May 20, 2011
The problem is that all the fine speeches in the world cannot disguise the West's neocolonialism anymore than all the resources and titles can disguise the ICC's illegitimacy or the real winner of the recent Ivory Coast elections. The idea is to send an intimid ...
HBO, Daily Beast, Sorkin and the Financial Crisis: Too Big to Explain
May 19, 2011
HBO has adapted Andrew Ross Sorkin's book, Too Big to Fail and Timothy Geithner appeared at the initial screening and predicted the system will fall apart yet again. (Big news! The current system sucks!) This seems to come as a surprise to the Daily Beast, whic ...
Queen Visits Ireland; All Is Forgiven?
May 19, 2011
It really is too bad. Ireland, with only five million Irish remaining in it, has been virtually eviscerated by the European Union and its globalist financial strategies. To tempt the Irish to join the EU, a good deal of money was spread around liberally; Irish ...
Politics-as-Usual Are Over in the US?
May 18, 2011
Newt Gingrich is a 20th century politician who apparently does not understand how much things may have changed. Ironically, the man who understands best what has occurred is the oldest politician in the field by far – Ron Paul, in his later 70s. Dr. Ron Paul, ...
US, Losing the War, Seeks Further Talks With Taliban?
May 18, 2011
In fact, armies that are winning wars don't negotiate, do they? This fact alone must put a different face on American claims that the Taliban is being defeated in the field by the American and NATO "surge" of forces in various Afghan military hotspots. No, it ...
EU Dims Without Strauss-Kahn?
May 17, 2011
These are high stakes indeed. Strauss-Kahn's time as head of the IMF was drawing to a close anyway, but much of his term seems to have been devoted to propping up the EU as it is. The economic crisis, far from drawing the EU together (as the Eurocrats hoped and ...
French Neo-Colonialism Now Destabilizing Western Africa
May 17, 2011
We have waited for several months to write this story because we do not like to get ahead of ourselves when analyzing what seem to be the increasingly-failing memes of the Anglosphere power elite. But it long ago occurred to us that when one deliberately remove ...
NYT: Arrest of IMF's Most Magnificent Man Seen as Ending the World
May 16, 2011
The mainstream media was in visible mourning yesterday with dominant and sub-dominant social themes pummeling the innocent Western world. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, whose predilection for forcible seduction was apparently an open secret, was removed from a plane o ...
Eyewitness Tells Different Story of Bin Laden Death?
May 16, 2011
We have no idea if this "Translation of Pakistani Video" (see above and below) is true or not. We present this alternative version because the real version is so unreal from our point of view. We are asked to believe that a man with Marfan Syndrome, kidneys tha ...
IMF Suggests Greece Sell the Parthenon?
May 13, 2011
This is one of those articles where you have to check the date. The Greeks are rioting, the Eurocrats are panicking and meeting secretly in Greece, the bond markets are quaking, too, and Antonia Borges sounds ... well, happy. We thought perhaps this was an arti ...
Solution to America's Economic Woes Is Immigration?
May 13, 2011
The Economist magazine has finally reached the nadir of its unnecessary existence. In a column entitled "Economics/Free Exchange" the newspaper of the power elite actually suggests that "at a time when America is concerned about excess housing supply ... it is ...
Money Control Around the World
May 12, 2011
What's wrong with anti-money laundering legislation? Plenty if one is oriented toward libertarianism and free-market thinking. Drug-laws and central banks are the two main tools that the Anglo-American power elite is using to control the flow of money around th ...
Massacre in Yemen
May 12, 2011
Yesterday, the Internet and alternative media generally lit up with reports of a Yemeni attack on protestors. Yemeni security forces were said to have fired on protestors for a number of hours, as can be seen from the BBC report above. The protestors want the i ...
Shock: Krugman Turns on 'Elites'
May 11, 2011
This is a fairly remarkable article that uber-liberal New York Times media star Paul Krugman (left) has written. Imagine even a few years ago that an article by one of the Times' most prestigious analysts would frankly castigate America's ruling class and one b ...
China Takes Over Africa?
May 11, 2011
We've stayed with the recent Ivory Coast neo-colonialist incident because we think it represents a sea-change in the West's sway over Africa. We try to identify important turning points in elite memes - the fear-based propaganda campaigns with which the powers- ...
EU/Greek Situation Continues to Decline
May 10, 2011
We have long-predicted the possible break-up of the EU in these modest pages. As we have written many times in the past few years, the EU experiment is not a logical one and at this point its disadvantages far outweigh its advantages. The "immoveable rigor" of ...
Airport Searches in US May Be Extended to Trains
May 10, 2011
This is how fascism descends, word by word. Now US Sen. Charles Schumer has said that he wishes to introduce legislation in the US Senate that will create a "do not ride" list for America's foundering, nationalized rail system, Amtrak. Amtrak is not by any mean ...
Cost of Bin Laden Deception: US$3 Trillion
May 09, 2011
The Atlantic Magazine has published a remarkable article totaling up the cost of fighting bin Laden and pursuing the war on terror. Total dollars: US$3 trillion. Given the perilous state of Western finance, this amount of money reveals not the West's determinat ...
Don't Let Doha Die, Pleads Columnist
May 09, 2011
The private sector creates the products with which the world trades and ultimately it is the entrepreneurs and business leaders that will determine how they are traded. Such massive talk fests as Doha only obscure this fundamental truth. Perhaps that has been t ...
Will Bin Laden's Death Justify More War?
May 06, 2011
The Telegraph's truculent war columnist Con Coughlin is in full cry post bin Laden. Our point regarding the al-Qaeda chief's demise, made yesterday, was that the West had designed it in order to quit Afghanistan " with honor." The probably false death of bin La ...
Silver's Bubble Has Burst?
May 06, 2011
The doomsters are at it again. Every couple of months either silver or gold are in a "bubble." This is a fundamental misreading of the current bull market in money metals that probably still has three or four years to run - at least. If it gets that far. We're ...
Bin Laden Episode End of Empire? – Top US Official Says 9/11 Was an Inside Job
May 05, 2011
We are on record as doubting that Osama bin Laden was killed on Sunday, as we believe he has been dead for years, but we also speculated about what might be the result - and why the US might want to pretend that bin Laden had been "tapped" by Navy Seals. One ob ...
Greek Loan Extensions to Punch Hole in EU?
May 05, 2011
The EU is reaching a deal with Portugal on a "bail out," which is illegal under EU rules (but who's counting?) What's more important is an upcoming, potential Greek debt restructuring, which is also illegal under EU rules. It doesn't make sense to us, and in th ...
Doha Dies Well-Deserved Death?
May 04, 2011
One of the big myths about Western capitalism is that the powers-that-be have negotiated and honored free-trade agreements. In fact, the West functions with managed trade agreements, which are a good deal different that free-trade agreements. The so-called Doha ...
World's 'Elders' Claim All Is Well in Ivory Coast
May 04, 2011
The "Elders" have struck again. The Elders are a self proclaimed group of wise men that includes Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and others. Nelson Mandela is an honorary elder, apparently. Presumably he had the good sense not to get directly ...
Warren Buffett Does a Disservice
May 03, 2011
Warren Buffett is at it again, talking down gold and the Telegraph is reporting on it: "Gold really doesn't have utility," the 80-year old told shareholders at Berkshire Hathaway's annual general meeting. "I'd bet on a good producing business to outperform some ...
WikiLeaks Nuclear Bomb Story Preceded Osama Death
May 03, 2011
What are the odds that WikiLeaks would release an Osama bin Laden nuclear bomb story only a week before his putative death at the hands of American Navy Seals? We have long pointed out that WikiLeaks is probably some sort of Anglo-American intel operation and t ...
UN Strong-Arming Little Sri Lanka Is World's Biggest Untold Story?
May 02, 2011
The United Nations is increasingly being used by the Anglo-American axis in the Great Game of world domination and if one understands the strategic reality it is truly a disgusting scenario. The UN is increasingly functioning as a kind of beard for Western mili ...
Spain, Struggling With Weak Economy, Raises Taxes, Attacks Business
May 02, 2011
We can see how the socialist government of Spain continues the fine recovery of that once great country. Greece's socialist government is using satellite technology to count untaxed swimming pools. The socialist government of Spain intends to place the large th ...
Fed Press Conferences Will Fail to Ease Reformers' Frustration
April 29, 2011
What we see, based on these new Fed "press conferences" is that the Anglosphere power elite still does not have any idea about how to counteract the disaffection people have with the current system and to stem the tide of the 'Net Reformation. This does not bod ...
Obama Appoints Petraeus CIA Director – Triumph of Style Over Substance
April 29, 2011
The promotion of General David Petraeus to head the CIA seems to us something of a triumph of style over substance. The Afghanistan war, so far as we can tell, is not going exceptionally well and Iraq, as we reported recently, is liable to lapse back into viole ...
Europe Faces Double Dip?
April 28, 2011
This informative little article in the Telegraph gives us a glimpse into the market itself as regards the three PIGS that are in the worst trouble. "The yield on two-year Greek debt passed 25pc for the first time, while yields on 10-year debt climbed further ov ...
Ivory Coast Failing Coup Marks End of Colonialism?
April 28, 2011
The mainstream media brought the Ivory Coast story to a successful finish after the "strong man" Gbagbo was "dragged" out of his "bunker" (basement) by French troops who handed him over to Ouattara 's forces and then pretended they had nothing to do with his ca ...
Double Dip Done on Purpose?
April 27, 2011
The world did not simply arrive at this place by accident. The central banking economies of the West – themselves deliberately put into place – caused the great economic meltdown of 2008, with which the world still struggles. But additional policies having ...
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