Obama and the World Crisis by Richard C. Cook

by Richard C. Cook
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December 7, 2008

Even as preparations are underway for Barack Obama to assume office as the 44th president of the United States on January 20, the U.S. military juggernaut that is roaring toward global conquest hasn’t missed a beat. This is shown by the team of hawks—including holdover Robert Gates at Defense and Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State—that Obama has assembled to handle the levers of the war machine and its diplomatic front.


The horrors of the George W. Bush administration may only have been one chapter, though it was the actions of Bush and his cronies—starting with 9/11— which removed all doubt that the intent of the Western ruling class is to dominate the world by any means possible.

Behind this intent are the people David Rockefeller famously identified at a 1991 meeting of the Bilderberg Group, when he said: “The supra-national sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.” No one needs conspiracy theories when the perpetrators are this blatant.

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Zeitgeist: The Withering Away Of Europe’s Anti-War Spirit by Gaither Stewart

Gaither Stewart
by Gaither Stewart
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7 December 2008

Sarkozy, War and the Grandeur of La Douce France

“Non, rien de rien, je ne regrette rien!”

(As sung by Edith Piaf from the Eiffel Tower to celebrate the end of World War II)

(Paris) After the slaughter of World War II, the cry of “Never Again War” echoed across Europe. That war had cost over 70,000,000 lives, half of whom civilians, and—lest one forget—nearly half of them were Russians. So intense was the anti-war spirit then that the new Republic of Italy born from the ashes of Fascism, a nation which lost nearly 500,000 lives, wrote into its new Constitution: “Italy repudiates war.” That article is more than a political consideration. Modern Italy’s Constitution put the anti-war position in an ethical-moral framework. One reason for the anti-war spirit on the Continent was that the chain of wars and colonial adventures had injected into the veins of Europe a poison that led also inevitably to Auschwitz.

In later times that path led also from Hiroshima to Baghdad, a degradation and an atmosphere that civilized man must reject and abhor. Yet the President Elect of the failing US empire is already hemming and hawing. Preventive war is apparently still OK, certainly not repudiated. Someday—not within the promised sixteen months of “change and hope”—someday US troops just might leave Iraq. Moreover, the unending war in Afghanistan must be won, and that, Washington insists, with Europe’s help.

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Michael Hudson: We Let The Crooks Take Over (2007)

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Update: Thanks to CMike for the following info on this show:

Guns and Butter, for August 22, 2007 — 1:00 pm

The Plot to Shift Taxes Off Wealth Onto Wage Earners

Interview with financial economist and historian, Dr. Michael Hudson. AAA rating of subprime junk; inflation; mishandling of crookedness; change in world order; privatization of banking system through the Federal Reserve; Alan Greenspan, Social Security and junk economics; windfall profits; the law of fraudulent conveyance. Dr. Hudson has been appointed Chief Economic Policy Advisor for the Kucinich for President campaign, and is writing a new tax policy for the United States. He is President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trend, a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and author of “Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire”. Visit his website at www.michael-hudson.com.

Note: this is an old show but it still has a lot of relevant info.  Hudson knows how to explain the financial crisis.  Not sure on the exact date but sounds like it’s 2007. ~ DS


The plot to shift taxes from wealthy and on the wage earners.

The United States has become a pariah in the world financial economy

Guns and Butter Interview with Dr. Michael Hudson – Broadcast November 12, 2008

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Paulson’s Cascade of Lies by Michael Hudson

Will the US default on its foreign debt? Interview with Michael Hudson

Parsing Mr. Paulson’s Bailout Speech: The Unprecedented Giveaway of Financial Wealth by Michael Hudson

The Economy Sucks and or Collapse 2

The Mumbai Attacks and the “Strategy of Tension” by Andrew G. Marshall

by Andrew G. Marshall
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Dec 7, 2008

Creating an “Arc of Crisis”: The Destabilization of the Middle East and Central Asia

The recent attacks in Mumbai, while largely blamed on Pakistan’s state-sponsored militant groups, represent the latest phase in a far more complex and long-term “strategy of tension” in the region; being employed by the Anglo-American-Israeli Axis to ultimately divide and conquer the Middle East and Central Asia. The aim is destabilization of the region, subversion and acquiescence of the region’s countries, and control of its economies, all in the name of preserving the West’s hegemony over the “Arc of Crisis.”

The attacks in India are not an isolated event, unrelated to growing tensions in the region. They are part of a processof unfolding chaos that threatens to engulf an entire region, stretching from the Horn of Africa to India: the “Arc of Crisis,” as it has been known in the past.

The motives and modus operandi of the attackers must be examined and questioned, and before quickly asserting blame to Pakistan, it is necessary to step back and review:

Who benefits? Who had the means? Who had to motive? In whose interest is it to destabilize the region? Ultimately, the roles of the United States, Israel and Great Britain must be submitted to closer scrutiny.

The Mumbai Attacks: 11/26/08

On November 26, 2008, a number of coordinated terrorist attacks occurred across India’s main commercial city of Mumbai, which lasted until November 29. The attacks and three-day siege that ensued left hundreds dead, and roughly 295 others injured. Among the dead were a Briton, five Americans and six Israelis.[1]

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