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Will our generals ever shut up?

Posted by seumasach on September 13, 2010

As at the end of the Roman Empire politics becomes reduced to its basic power elements: the executive, the oligarchy and the army or, in this case, the presidency, Wall Street and the Pentagon. As this article shows, it’s the Pentagon which is currently making the running with a sort of incremental or creeping coup d’etat.

Tom Engelhart

Asia Times

9th September, 2010

The autumn issue of Foreign Policy magazine features Fred Kaplan’s “The Transformer,” an article-cum-interview with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. It received a flurry of attention because Gates indicated he might leave his post “sometime in 2011″. The most significant two lines in the piece, however, were so ordinary that the usual pundits thought them not worth pondering. Part of a Kaplan summary of Gates’ views, they read: “He favors substantial increases in the military budget … He opposes any slacking off in America’s global military presence.”

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Big Brother: Obama Calls for the Integration of State and Federal Military Forces

Posted by seumasach on January 20, 2010

Tom Burghardt

Voltairenet

17th January, 2010

In the wake of the Flight 253 provocation, over-hyped terrorism panics, and last year’s Big Pharma and media-engineered hysteria over the H1N1 flu pandemic, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13528 [1]

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Fear Rules

Posted by seumasach on June 11, 2009

Paul Craig Roberts

Counterpunch

10th June, 2009

The power of irrational fear in the US is extraordinary.  It ranks up there with the Israel Lobby, the military/security complex, and the financial gangsters.  Indeed, fear might be the most powerful force in America.

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America’s Nightmare: The Obama Dystopia: Manipulation, propaganda, imagery & PR wizardry

Posted by seumasach on May 24, 2009

Andrew Hughes

Prison Planet

24th May, 2009

After 8 years of the Bush-Cheney nightmare during which we saw the wanton destruction of Afghanistan and Iraq, the cynical negation of centuries of Law designed to protect the most basic human rights and a foreign policy worthy of Genghis Khan, there came along the “Great Black Hope” in the persona of Barack Obama. The collective world consciousness turned uncritically to what was presented as a new era for peace, change and trust in Government.

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Paul Craig Roberts:USA no longer ruled by law

Posted by seumasach on May 16, 2009

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Preparing for Civil Unrest in America-Legislation to Establish Internment Camps on US Military Bases

Posted by seumasach on March 22, 2009

 

Michel Chossudovsky

Global Research

18th March, 2009

The Economic and Social Crisis

The financial meltdown has unleashed a latent and emergent social crisis across the United States. 

What is at stake is the fraudulent confiscation of lifelong savings and pension funds, the appropriation of tax revenues to finance the trillion dollar “bank bailouts”, which ultimately serve to line the pockets of the richest people in America.   

This economic crisis is in large part the result of financial manipulation and outright fraud to the detriment of entire populations, leading to a renewed wave of corporate bankruptcies, mass unemployment and poverty. 

The criminalization of the global financial system, characterized by a “Shadow Banking” network has resulted in the centralization of bank power and an unprecedented concentration of private wealth. 

Obama’s “economic stimulus” package and budget proposals contribute to a further process of concentration and centralization of bank power, the cumulative effects of which will eventually resul in large scale corporate, bankruptcies, a new wave of foreclosures not to mention fiscal collapse and the downfall of State social programs. (For further details see Michel Chossudovsky, America’s Fiscal Collapse, Global Research, March 2, 2009). 

The cumulative decline of real economic activity backlashes on employment and wages, which in turn leads to a collapse in purchaisng power. The proposed “solution” under the Obama administration contributes to exacerbating rather than alleviating social inequalities and the process of wealth concentration.

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The Big Takeover

Posted by seumasach on March 22, 2009

This incomparable article tells us pretty well exactly what this crisis is about; not just money, not just fraud, but the direct seizure of power by a financier clique. Unhappily for them they are now emerging into the light of day away from the dark recesses of power in which they thrived and pulled the strings behind the scenes. Oligarchy is having to seize the direct reins of power and formally ratify itself- just look at the composition of the Obama administration. Such a development, however, will prove fatal and can only hasten their end.

The global economic crisis isn’t about money – it’s about power. How Wall Street insiders are using the bailout to stage a revolution

Matt Taibbi

Rolling Stone

19th March, 2009

It’s over — we’re officially, royally fucked. no empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far. It happened when Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was forced to admit that he was once again going to have to stuff billions of taxpayer dollars into a dying insurance giant called AIG, itself a profound symbol of our national decline — a corporation that got rich insuring the concrete and steel of American industry in the country’s heyday, only to destroy itself chasing phantom fortunes at the Wall Street card tables, like a dissolute nobleman gambling away the family estate in the waning days of the British Empire.

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Updating The Militarization And Annexation Of North America

Posted by seumasach on March 13, 2009

Stephen Lendman

Rense.com

13th March, 2009

The title refers to the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), also known as the North American Union – formerly launched at a March 23, 2005 Waco, Texas meeting attended by George Bush, Mexico’s President Vincente Fox, and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin. It’s for a tri-national agreement, below the radar, for greater economic, political, and security integration with secret business and government working groups devising binding policies with no public knowledge or legislative debate.
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Washington and other US states claim sovereignty in possible move to check martial law

Posted by seumasach on February 8, 2009

That the State of Washington hereby claims sovereignty under
HJM 4009 p. 2
1 the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all
2 powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government
3 by the Constitution of the United States; and
4 (2) That this serve as a Notice and Demand to the federal
5 government to maintain the balance of powers where the Constitution of
6 the United States established it and to cease and desist, effective
7 immediately, any and all mandates that are beyond the scope of its
8 constitutionally delegated powers.

I am unable to assess the significance of this declaration but a number of states have seemingly passed such motions and it  it has been suggected that it is a response to the possibility of martial law. The Arizona Sate Legislature seemingly includes this

“…if the President or any other federal entity attempts to institute martial law or its equivalent without an official declaration in one or more of the states without the consent of that state … individual members of the military return to their respective states and report to the Governor until a new President is elected…”

Given that Obama is persisting with the bailout and therefore the sacrificing of the American people to the greater goal of banker welfare martial law must be regarded as a possibility. The pieces have been in place for some time for such a move.

http://apps.leg.wa.gov

H-1028.1 _____________________________________________
HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL 4009
_____________________________________________
State of Washington 61st Legislature 2009 Regular Session
By Representatives Shea, Klippert, Condotta, Kretz, Anderson, McCune,
and Kristiansen
Read first time 01/30/09. Referred to Committee on State Government &
Tribal Affairs.
1 TO THE HONORABLE BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND
2 TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF
3 REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
4 UNITED STATES, IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, AND TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE
5 SENATE AND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF EACH STATE’S
6 LEGISLATURE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
7 We, your Memorialists, the Senate and House of Representatives of
8 the State of Washington, in legislative session assembled, respectfully
9 represent and petition as follows:
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Martial Law, the Financial Bailout, and War

Posted by seumasach on January 8, 2009

 

 

 

One absolutely key element is missing from this analysis: by keeping the bulk of the US army, sworn to defend the constitution, engaged abroad the way is left clear for Northern Command, a special and unconstitutional force, to seize control inside the USA.

Prof. Peter Dale Scott

Global Research

8th January, 2009

Paulson’s Financial Bailout

 

It is becoming clear that the bailout measures of late 2008 may have consequences at least as grave for an open society as the response to 9/11 in 2001. Many members of Congress felt coerced into voting against their inclinations, and the normal procedures for orderly consideration of a bill were dispensed with.

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Ariz. police say they are prepared as War College warns military must prep for unrest; IMF warns of economic riots

Posted by seumasach on December 21, 2008

 

“U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., both said U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson brought up a worst-case scenario as he pushed for the Wall Street bailout in September. Paulson, former Goldman Sachs CEO, said that might even require a declaration of martial law, the two noted.”

Phoenix Business Journal

17th December, 2008

 

A new report by the U.S. Army War College talks about the possibility of Pentagon resources and troops being used should the economic crisis lead to civil unrest, such as protests against businesses and government or runs on beleaguered banks.

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