News Analysis


    I love the Daily Bell. Every issue is principled and informative.

    Lew Rockwell
    Founder of the Mises Institute


    Sit down to read from The Daily Bell and experience a jolt of intellectual energy.

    Dr. Nathaniel Branden
    Psychotherapist, Bestselling Author


    The Daily Bell rings out for liberty every day. It is the premier online source for insightful and hard-hitting free-market analysis and interpretation of economic, political and business events.

    Dr. Richard Ebeling
    Author, Professor of Economics at Northwood University


    I love reading The Daily Bell! Interesting investment information, a political and social viewpoint that lets me know I'm not alone in the world and "annotated" with analysis. I highly recommend it to all interested readers.

    Rick Rule
    Founder of Global Resource Investments Inc.


    For alternative views on contemporary politics, culture and science, from a libertarian point of view, check out The Daily Bell.

    Michael A. Cremo
    Author, Vedic Archeologist


    The Daily Bell website is one of the authentic voices cutting through the clouds of vapid opinion, the morass of mediocre media and the confusion of Orwellian doublespeak. The Bell website lives up to its name, ringing unheard messages of truth in our ears.

    Jeffrey Armstrong
    Award-winning Author, Vedic Philosopher


    Liberty is under assault by Big Government. The Daily Bell is an essential tool for information for those who want to fight for freedom.

    Steve Forbes
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Media


    At a time when growing majorities worldwide are tuning out mainstream news, people are seeking the cutting edge, insightful and thought provoking analysis that The Daily Bell consistently provides.

    Gerald Celente
    Bestselling Author, Founder of the Trends Research Institute


    I have thoroughly enjoyed the analysis and interviews at The Daily Bell, which has so often been a voice of reason during these perilous times

    Dr. Thomas Woods Jr.
    NY Times Bestselling Author & Senior Fellow, Mises Institute


    Every day, I rely on the Daily Bell for a different perspective you'll never find in the regular media. It's an analysis and timely insight that is profound and provocative.

    Craig Huey
    Author, Small Business Owner


    Get outside the box with The Daily Bell and experience independent views.

    Paul Craig Roberts
    Author, Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration


    Because the world is changing so rapidly, it is difficult to keep up, which means The Daily Bell is a must read. I consider the information critically important reading.

    Dave Morgan
    Author, Editor of


    The Daily Bell does a remarkable job of exposing how money power uses central banking to crush people into submission via global government with economic and political slavery being the desired end result.

    John Browne
    Former Secretary of the Conservative Defense and Finance Committees, UK Parliament


    The Daily Bell has come out of nowhere to introduce to the Internet community some of the most intriguing and proactive interviews there are out there. Let's hear it for creativity and being ahead of the curve.

    Bill Murphy
    Chairman of Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee


    The Daily Bell provides unique insights on contemporary political, economic and social problems that can be found in such a concentrated form nowhere else. Whether one agrees or disagrees with it, one cannot afford to ignore it.

    Dr. Edwin Vieira
    Author and Constitutional Expert


    There is no other publication in print or on the Internet like The Daily Bell. They have the courage to report the truth and analyze current foreign policy, politics and economic events in the context of a formerly hidden history of financial elites.

    Ron Holland
    Author & Monetary Analyst


    The good and the bad, the big dogs and the small, the thinkers and the doers among libertarians and on the "Right" – you can encounter them all in The Daily Bell's exclusive weekly interviews. Indispensable.

    Dr. Hans Herman-Hoppe
    Author, Economist and Libertarian Philosopher


    I can say that, unlike the mainstream press, The Daily Bell knows the questions to ask and has the chutzpah to ask them. They realize that socialism and Keynesianism are wrecking the world and they are helping to save what is left of liberty and free markets.

    Richard J. Maybury
    Author, Editor of U.S. & World Early Warning Report


    There are very few publications out there that have the smarts and guts to tell the truth about the dictatorial forces at work destroying our civilization. Thankfully The Daily Bell is one of them, and it appears in the mailbox every day.

    Nelson Hultberg
    Author, Director of Americans for a Free Republic


    The Daily Bell leads us out of the dark tunnel of manipulated press into the light of free press.

    John Perkins
    Bestselling Author


    The Daily Bell affords an excellent alternative perspective on some of the noise and nonsense of mainstream media. In particular, I enjoy reading Anthony Wile's 'free-market analysis' on current subjects and articles. Very insightful.

    Frank R. Suess
    Chairman & CEO of BFI Capital Group Inc.


    I enjoy reading The Daily Bell because it often has refreshing and novel ways of looking at things.

    Bill Bonner
    Bestselling Author, Founder of Agora Publishing


    The Daily Bell is a true beacon to lead in helping the reader to separate the wheat from the chaff.

    Dr. Antal Fekete
    Author, Educator and Monetary Scientist


    I always read the Bell. The news items are thoughtfully selected, and the interviews are unavailable elsewhere.

    Doug Casey
    Bestselling Author and Founder of Casey Research Group


    The Daily Bell should be on everyone's shortlist of news sources you can trust. It's on mine, and we often refer to it in our own weekly news service at The Reality Zone.

    G. Edward Griffin
    Author, Founder of Freedom Force International


    The Daily Bell features consistently solid analysis of and thoughtful challenges to contemporary statism. I am proud to be on the team.

    Dr. Tibor Machan
    Author and Philosopher


    The Daily Bell is an informative source of information and commentary from leading figures in the liberty movement. It's a pleasure to be interviewed alongside far more notable individuals.

    Alexander McCobin
    Executive Director of Students for Liberty


    The Daily Bell has revived that great old institution of the personal interview, extracting information from today's great thinkers you can't get anywhere else. Outstanding!

    Jeffrey Tucker
    Author, Executive Editor of Laissez Faire Books


    I read it every day!

    Jim Rogers
    Bestselling Author, Co-founder of the Quantum Fund


    I really enjoy reading The Daily Bell for the excellent research and content provided on a wide variety of issues vital to the Freedom Movement.

    Dr. Mark Skousen
    Author & Founder of FreedomFest


    The future is created by the people who build it, not the people who predict it will not exist. You can meet lots of important builders by reading The Daily Bell.

    Catherine Austin Fitts
    Former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner


    A defender of free markets, The Daily Bell takes a libertarian approach to expose and unravel global misinformation. Read The Daily Bell – every day!

    Charles Payne
    FOX Business Analyst


    Rarely does a publication have the guts and objectivity to tell it like it is, yet the eloquence and wisdom to listen carefully to the ‘other side.’ This is The Daily Bell accomplishing its daily mission.

    James Jaeger
    Telly Award-winning Filmmaker


    The Daily Bell is a fantastic source of challenging thought from a wide range of freedom loving people.

    Dr. Joel Wade
    Author, Psychotherapist and Life Coach


    The Daily Bell is an indispensable source of news and information for those seeking to curtail the power of the welfare-warfare state.

    Dr. Grant Havers
    Chair, Department of Philosophy, Trinity Western University


    The Daily Bell has a great libertarian point of view, and excellent economic analysis. Add it to your daily reading.

    Peter Schiff
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Euro Pacific Capital


    I consider The Daily Bell essential reading for anyone desirous of understanding the way the world really works.

    Lord William Rees-Mogg
    Author, Former Deputy Editor, Financial Times


    The Daily Bell is one of the most innovative and in-depth websites on the Internet. The breadth of the content is awe inspiring and the amount of knowledge imparted is almost impossible to quantify. For me, as a liberty minded seeker of knowledge, it is a must read.

    Jeff Berwick
    Founder of


    The Daily Bell is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the effects of the state on our economic future.

    Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo
    Professor of Economics, Loyola University Maryland


    I read The Daily Bell every day and I find it very informative.

    Marc Faber
    Dr. Marc Faber, Author, Publisher of The Gloom Boom & Doom Report


Subscribe now to start your FREE email subscription to:

The Daily Bell Newswire

By subscribing, I confirm that I have read the privacy policy and the terms of use policy in its entirety and I understand and accept these terms.


NATO on the Ground in Somalia?

American Boots Hit the Ground in Somalia After Drone Attacks ... Somalia is now the sixth country over which the United States is flying attack drones. Last month, the same Special Operations Command unit currently operating in Yemen carried out an attack on two leaders of the Somali militant group al-Shabab in a June 23 mission. The Washington Post reported the attack on Wednesday, and on Friday, Somalia's defense minister says that American military forces touched down to collect the bodies of the insurgents. – The Atlantic Wire

Dominant Social Theme: NATO is at war with numerous states now, but these wars are not its fault. They are defensive struggles.

Free-Market Analysis: Are America's wars expanding? NATO's wars are really America's wars, so that in a sense wherever NATO goes America's military-industrial complex follows. NATO is an engagement force of the Anglosphere. We would argue (as we have before) that as the size and intensity of these wars increase, the Anglosphere power elite behind them is gradually creating a regional World War III.

It is difficult to tell in this day and age why wars are being fought. The answers given by the powers-that-be have not proven especially convincing in the past decade. NATO is said to be bombing Libya to protect citizens, but sometimes it seems as if the bombs are murdering more civilians than strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

It is hard to avoid the conclusion that there is some level of an economic component to these wars; Western economies are so bad that any distraction is good. And with what now seems to be six separate engagements in and around the Middle East, there are plenty of such distractions.

The wars are increasingly hard to track. America's (NATO's) current engagements apparently include Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen and now Somalia. What is the common denominator? it is not merely economic distraction. In our view, Western powers that be are trying to wipe out the last vestiges of resistance to a one-world order. They have declared war on tribal culture.

Tribal culture is resistant to Westernization. Somalis, Pashtuns, Bedouins and Punjabis (if one includes Pakistan) are tribes with millennial cultures. Uprooting persistent cultural trends is a long-term project. First violence is applied to fracture the culture and then massive amounts of foreign aid to rebuild it. What looks like generosity is actually self-interest. The powers-that-be use aid like gesso, whiting over what once was to paint an entirely new picture.

Look back in time and we think there is plenty of evidence the ongoing and expanding wars may be part of a long-term project. World War I we could speculate was designed in part to overwhelm German culture. World War II shattered Japanese culture. The Korean and Vietnamese wars did the same in Asia. Only the Middle East and Africa are left.

Is it a coincidence then? Or is it the start of a kind of regional World War III, as we have suggested in the recent past as these regional wars have gathered force. America, Britain and NATO are acting especially belligerent these days. The article excerpted above from The Atlantic Wire (Atlantic magazine) shows us that not only has the American military begun to use drones dropping bombs, they have no compunction about "touching down" on Somalia soil to take the bodies of the enemies, presumably for identification of some sort.

In addition to this, there are numerous reports that NATO (basically an American invention) is about to launch a ground war in Libya along with the British and French. This makes sense; this seems to be the national trilogy driving the Anglosphere elite's wars around the world. The Germans, ironically, remain uncooperative.

We noticed Nicolas Sarkozy's increased belligerence when French troops took the lead in the Ivory Coast incursion that deposed lawfully elected President Laurent Gbagbo. France charged that his opponent Alassane Ouatarra (a former IMF bureaucrat) had won the election even though an Ivory Coast electoral commission had denied him victory and claimed his campaign had participated in electoral fraud.

It seems clear that Sarkozy, more than any other French president in recent memory, is willing to join France in common cause with Britain and America in what is basically a one-world quest of conquest. People – especially in the West – don't want to admit it (or may not be paying attention to it), but the Anglosphere elites seem to have embarked on the final leg of a globalist consolidation.

After observing these wars carefully, we believe we discern a deliberate strategy behind how they work. First of all, the actual objective is never explained anywhere by anyone. There are apparent phony objectives floated by the US and British (and now French) governments. The mainstream media presents these justifications as true even though it is increasingly obvious they are obviously not. This happened in Afghanistan and iraq.

Next comes the alternative media, leftist-influenced in some cases; the blogs and websites echo with analyses that feature Anglosphere corporate greed. The reasons for the invasion have to do with oil and gold, the alternative media darkly mutters. (It may, but again in our view these are not usually the primary reasons, or not now anyway.)

Yes, when one examines the actual operative procedures a DIFFERENT operative pattern emerges. In any recently attacked state, a central bank is the first thing set up. And then a private banking industry (fiat money distribution network) is created. It may have Islamic aspects or not, but it is intended to introduce (drown) the populace to (in) Western style banking (debt).

What else is set up immediately? Public schools with elaborate facilities for girls, as girls may not receive much formal education in Muslim nations. (Nor may boys for that matter.) The education they do get is usually surprisingly nationalistic. The idea is to break down tribal identity. In order to facilitate this, foreign aid is brought to bear.

Increased literacy has other benefits from the point of view of Western elites. it allows the whole mechanism of elite mind-control to be leveraged, from faux-history about Western superiority to the role of Keynesian economics in the "success" of the nation state. It evidently and obviously uses divide and conquer tactics in which women in tribal states are encouraged to see their roles not as traditional but as repressed. 

The Pashtun in particular have a culture and society that has granted a kind of individual (or at least tribal) freedom for 2,000 years. Let Western powers-that-be provide "literacy" and "education" to the Pashtuns and they too can participate in the "advantages" of Western civilization, including massive militarization and a prison-industrial complex that incarcerates millions.

Western civ surely includes good things like the scientific method and free speech. But as we have seen in the 21st century much of the most impressive elements of Western society were apparently tolerated by elites that needed a positive mythos to counteract the authoritarianism to come. it was a kind of "beard."

Today, those depredations have arrived with a vengeance. A central-banking-based regulatory democracy is simply not sustainable, or at least not as regards prosperity. The ramifications of the Western system include foreclosures, currency debasement, endless elite corruption, growing authoritarianism, etc. Eventually, as in the Depression, it may include sickness, starvation and general uprootedness. One could argue that even the Afghans, in all their supposed cultural debasement, have it better than this.

How many Afghans lost their houses to foreclosure in the past millennia? How many will likely lose them in a "civilized," Western society? The Western banking system that Western powers-that-be implemented in Kabul has just collapsed entirely. The Afghan head of central banking has fled to the West, citing assassination plots. Hundreds of millions or billions are missing. 

Literacy no doubt makes such evolutions possible. But can some within the Pashtun community be blamed for asking whether literacy Western-style comes with an extraordinarily high price tag? Is the literacy now being inculcated in Kabul truly a selfless act or are there other motives?

It is said that literacy is important to create a successful Afghan army and civil police force. But in fact, literacy in this case will only provide the building blocks for civil war as recruits are drawn primarily from Northern, non-Pashtun tribes. Those who join are of course encouraged to think of themselves as Afghan rather than Northern. The idea is to pretend that Afghanistan is a nation like European ones. Again, how helpful is literacy in this case?

Of course European nations are tribal too, and in fact elite depredations are regularly being launched on European (and American) culture as well. All cultures surely need a kind of metaphorical tenderizing in order to create a truly globalist one. In Europe and America thus far the weapons are economic and social; immigrants not bullets are the weapons of choice, but the effect is the same.  

Finally, there is the issue (in these current wars) of Al Qaeda itself. We continue to have a good deal of difficulty believing there is a formal al Qaeda. Al Qaeda in Arabic means fundament or base and the CIA apparently came up with the name after cataloguing Arab fighters that poured into Afghanistan to fight the Russians long ago. But whether what was a book-keeping exercise morphed into a fighting force divorced of the CIA remains to us an open question, at least.

What if one of the objectives of maintaining and building a myth of a terrorist "al Qaeda" was to generate a justification for the current wave of tribal attacks? Wherever there is a tribe that needs to be confronted in order to ease the way for world governance, NATO can simply discover "al Qaeda." Is it a coincidence that al Qaeda has suddenly been found in places like Yemen and Somalia?  

Regardless of the underlying mechanism, the larger question is whether or not this expanding military effort will have the desired effect of consolidating Western control. (If indeed that's what is going on.) We're not sure. Afghanistan hasn't worked out so well. And other wars need to grow in intensity, some of them anyway, to have the appropriate reengineering effect. Such an expansion can be fomented, unfortunately, via a false flag attack in America or Europe.

Edited on date of publication.


We would tend to believe – if the above speculation is correct – that the ultimate prize is Iran. Engaging with Iran and the former Persian Empire would likely bring a kind of regional World War III to fruition.

Rate this article:

Total Ratings: 0 - Average Rating: 0.0

Who We Are

The Daily Bell is published by a dedicated team of experienced researchers and writers who utilize Anthony Wile’s VESTS model to analyze sociopolitical, economic and financial information from a free-market perspective, debunking mainstream media memes and providing insights and analysis derived from business cycle analysis that yield timely insights into profitable investment trends.

Sign Up for our FREE Newsletter

Subscribe now to start your FREE email subscription to
The Daily Bell Newswire.