Week in Review: Crushing the Dollar, Anti-Dissent Laws and NATO’s Secret War on Syria

16 February 2012Global Research

The Globalization of War: The “Military Roadmap” to World War III

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– by Michel Chossudovsky, Finian Cunningham – 2012-03-10

The Pentagon’s global military design is one of world conquest. The military deployment of USNATO forces is occurring in several regions of the world simultaneously. Continue reading

SWIFT: Iranian Sanctions Endanger Global Financial System By Charles Gray

15 February 2012Stop NATOGlobal Times

Nations that do not agree with the US position or sanctions will find this move making it difficult or impossible for their own businesses to effectively deal with Iran.

In effect, if this becomes reality, the economic and foreign policy of nearly every nation on the planet may find itself hijacked by US demands. For many nations, this will appear to be an intolerable infringement upon their sovereignty. Continue reading

Apple’s China Comes Home to Haunt Us By Robert Scheer

15 February, 2012TruthdigRobert Scheer

Four decades ago Richard Nixon, a once famously hawkish Republican president, cut a deal with the Communist overlords of China to reshape the world. The result was a transformation of the global economy in ways that we are only now, with the sharp critiques of Apple’s China operation, beginning to fully comprehend.

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Video: Arab League Calls for Arming Syrian Opposition

16 February, 2012The Real News Network

Christian Henderson: Great hypocrisy of Saudis, crushing opposition in Bahrain and and supporting it in Syria

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Christian Henderson has 15 years of experience of working and living in the Middle East and North Africa. He worked as a journalist for 6 years at the Daily Star in Lebanon and Al Jazeera in Qatar. During his time as a journalist he wrote stories that appeared in the Independent, Daily Express, Scotsman and the South China Morning Post. Since 2006 he has specialised in research and political analysis in the Middle East and North Africa and has worked on projects across the region including in the UAE, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Oman and Lebanon. He has a MA in Middle East Studies from Edinburgh University and a BA from Middlesex University in Development Studies. He speaks Arabic. He is the director of the Middle East political risk consultancy Dunlin Consultants.

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Video: Austerity Policy Destroying Greek Society

16 February 2012 — The Real News Network

Dimitri Lascaris: Heart wrenching personal stories show that Greece should reject austerity deal and pull out of Eurozone

The following is a letter from Dimitri’s sister in Greece:

“Friends of ours have died of heart attacks, stressed to the limit by debt, or worse, the loss of their cars and homes”

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Black Agenda Report February 15 2012: Black MisLeading Looter Class / Warriors for Empire / Grammy Racism

15 February 2012Black Agenda Report – News, commentary and analysis from the black left

Giving Away the Store: The Black Political Class as Bystanders and Looters

Dr. King once expressed the belief that we might be “integrating into a burning house.” Even that might not be so bad, one supposes, if we were actually fighting the fire. But is America’s black political class even committed to fighting the fire at all, to alleviating poverty, to standing up for peace and justice? Are they only about prolonging their perks and careers? Are they firefighters? Or looters?

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Abstractions Versus the “Real World”: Economic Models and the Apologetics of Greed By Prof John Kozy

13 February 2012 — Global Research

Economists build models by subtracting from reality the characteristics they deem unessential to the economic situations they model. The result is a bare bones description consisting of what economists deem economically essential. Everything that is discarded (not taken into consideration in the model) is called an “externality.” So the models only work when the externalities that were in effect before the models are implemented do not change afterward. The realm of economic models can be likened to the realm of Platonic Ideas. Both realms are static and unchanging throughout all time. Unfortunately the real world constantly changes. Since externalities are excluded from all economic models and can be expected to change after any model is implemented, all economic models necessarily fail. Economists are frauds and economics amounts to nothing but an apologetics of greed.

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Abstractions Versus the "Real World": Economic Models and the Apologetics of Greed By Prof John Kozy

13 February 2012 — Global Research

Economists build models by subtracting from reality the characteristics they deem unessential to the economic situations they model. The result is a bare bones description consisting of what economists deem economically essential. Everything that is discarded (not taken into consideration in the model) is called an “externality.” So the models only work when the externalities that were in effect before the models are implemented do not change afterward. The realm of economic models can be likened to the realm of Platonic Ideas. Both realms are static and unchanging throughout all time. Unfortunately the real world constantly changes. Since externalities are excluded from all economic models and can be expected to change after any model is implemented, all economic models necessarily fail. Economists are frauds and economics amounts to nothing but an apologetics of greed.

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