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White House warns against new Iran sanctions

Posted by seumasach on December 4, 2013


4th December, 2013

The White House warns that a fresh effort by some US senators to impose new sanctions against Iran will send the signal that Washington negotiates in bad faith.

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Nasrallah says American monopoly on power is over

Posted by seumasach on December 4, 2013


3rd December, 2013

Speaking on Lebanese OTV Tuesday night, Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah praised the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers as signaling the end of the US monopoly on power and for preventing war in the region

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Jim Willie on GCR(Global Currency Reset)

Posted by seumasach on November 30, 2013

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Will Egypt form an alliance with Russia ?

Posted by seumasach on November 13, 2013


12th November, 2013

Should Washington’s decision to interrupt it’s financial aid to Egypt, following General Al-Sissi’scoup d’état, be interpreted as the application of the law banning financial support to political regimes having ascended to power by violating the constitution, or as a consequences of it’s failing economy. This is the question that Thierry Messan had raised in our columns  [1]. If the second hypothesis is correct, then the interruption of U.S. subsidies is comparable to the end of the USSR’s subsidies to its allies, which foreshadowed the fall of the Berlin wall, followed by the collapse of the USSR and the triumph of the United-States.

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Pilger compounds his error

Posted by seumasach on October 13, 2013

Cailean Bochanan

13th October, 2013

Writing recently in the Guardian John Pilger couldn’t have been more dismissive of US peace overtures to Syria and Iran:

“John Kerry’s farce and Barack Obama’s pirouettes are temporary. Russia’s peace deal over chemical weapons will, in time, be treated with the contempt that all militarists reserve for diplomacy. With al-Qaida now among its allies, and US-armed coupmasters secure in Cairo, the US intends to crush the last independent states in the Middle East: Syria first, then Iran.”

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US banks no longer ‘too big to fail’

Posted by seumasach on October 13, 2013

America’s biggest banks are now in a position to go bust without state intervention, the Bank of England’s deputy governor declares


12th October, 2013

The deputy governor of the Bank of England has declared an end to the era of taxpayer bail-outs for the world’s giant lenders.

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Flash trading hits US treasury bonds

Posted by seumasach on September 29, 2013

Jim Willie


25th September, 2013

The USTreasury Bond market breakdown is in progress, all part of the general USDollar global rejection that is taking the world by storm. Of course, residents inside the US Dome do not notice, since they only perceive it as the native currency. From conversations with common folk, discussions with investor types, and general observations for over 20 years, the Jackass belief is that only 5% to 10% of Americans are aware that the USDollar serves as a global financial instrument in contracts, the basis for trade settlement (mostly crude oil), with some extremely important consequences. A major development has begun, much like a metabolic life support system in concert with the Interest Rate Swap derivative contract. For two years or more, the USTreasury Bond market has been deeply dependent upon artificial demand derived from the derivatives. Entire bond rallies have been fabricated with 50:1 leverage, fully supported by the financial network propaganda. Without derivative flying buttress support, the giant USTBond Tower would have collapsed a couple of years ago. Now a new support system has been begun, a dangerous musical chairs long entrenched in the stock market. It has entered the bond market finally. Flash Trading!!

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We are now on the verge of a historic meltdown & collapse

Posted by seumasach on August 22, 2013

We Are Now On The Verge Of A Historic Meltdown & Collapse

King World News

20th August, 2013

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Bond market collapse imminent?

Posted by seumasach on June 23, 2013

[The alternative to rising interest rates is more money printing culminating in dollar collapse. As it is China may continue to support bond markets as part of deepening US-China partnership: China will help rebuild US economy, US will abandon hegemonic pretensions and call off its attack dogs enabling demilitarization, the peace dividend. Possibly a revalued dollar could be incorporated into new global monetary system.]

“If The Yield Goes Significantly Higher The Market Is Going To Freak Out”

Economic Collapse

21st June, 2013

See also: It came in with the bond markets and it will go out with the bond markets

If yields on U.S. Treasury bonds keep rising, things are going to get very messy.  As I write this, the yield on 10 year U.S. Treasures has risen to 2.51 percent.  If that keeps going up, it is going to be like a mile wide lawnmower blade devastating everything in its path.

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Federal Reserve signals end to QE

Posted by seumasach on June 21, 2013

QE is unsustainable. As Michael Hudson said, it is a declaration of war against the rest of the world bringing inflation and instability almost everywhere. Its end heralds the crash, the writing off of the totally bankrupt financial sector and the beginning of reconstruction within a global, multipolar framework.

Violent sell-off in world markets after Federal Reserve signals end to QE


20th June, 2013

Stock markets worldwide plummeted on Thursday, after theFederal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke, rattled investors by signalling an end to America’s drastic recession-busting policy of quantitative easing.

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Obama annoys allies over Syria talks

Posted by seumasach on May 19, 2013


Indian Punchline

18th May, 2013

The Turkish prime minister Recep Erdogan’s visit to Washington on Thursday was expected to put pressure on the Obama administration to take a tougher stance against the Syrian regime. Erdogan was quoted as seeking the imposition of a US-led ‘no-fly-zone’ in Syria and increased arms supplies to the rebel fighters. In the event, however, Obama stood his ground and insisted there is no “magic formula” to resolve the crisis. Of course, he couched the rebuff in extravagant diplomatic niceties during the joint press conference in the White House, but it was a rebuff nonetheless.

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