Week in Review: Preemptive Wars and Ponzi Schemes

14 April 2013 —  Global Research News

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Venezuelans Vote: Presidential Elections. Maduro vs. CaprilesBy Stephen Lendman, April 14, 2013

 On Sunday, April 14, PSUV’s Nicolas Maduro (United Socialist Party of Venezuela) faces opposition Rountable of Democratic Unity (MUD) candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski.Most Venezuelans deplore him. They do so for good reason. He represents oligarch power, ties to Washington, and…

Manipulation of the "Paper Gold" Market

Manipulation of the “Paper Gold” MarketBy Bob Chapman, April 14, 2013

 This incisive article by the late Bob Chapman was first published by Global Research in March 2012. It is of particular relevance to current developments in the Gold market. We have been in and around the gold markets for 53…

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Obama Approves Raising Permissible Levels of Nuclear Radiation in Drinking Water. Civilian Cancer Deaths Expected to SkyrocketBy Helen Caldicott, April 14, 2013

Civilian Cancer Deaths Expected to Skyrocket Following Radiological Incidents The White House has given final approval for dramatically raising permissible radioactive levels in drinking water and soil following “radiological incidents,” such as nuclear power-plant accidents and dirty bombs. The final…

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Global Governance and the “New World Order Religion”By Prof. James Tracy, April 14, 2013

The Sandy Hook School massacre of December 14 has no doubt been seized upon by the present police state as a raison d’être for heightened gun control measures. Yet a more subtle element of the event is the promotion of…

Inventing a North Korean Threat: “Attacking North Korea or Iran could Precipitate a Global War”By Stephen Lendman, April 14, 2013

 

Washington needs enemies. When none exist, they’re invented. Pyongyang threatens no one. Obama claims no one wants war on the Korean peninsula. He urges Pyongyang “to pursue peace.” On the other, he’s heightening tensions. He accused its leaders of “bad…

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In “History Reversed”, Vietnam’s Crimes Against Humanity In America Would Be ProsecutedBy Jay Janson, April 14, 2013

A reverse-history brain-twister to provoke imagining what victims of US firepower must feel. A ubiquitous, war criminal media, steeped in latest techniques of psyop constantly programs a reverse-reality that justifies undeclared wars meant to maintain high profitability for predatory investments…

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Malaysia and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Malaysians must Reject the US Trade DealBy Nile Bowie, April 14, 2013

The rational behind for Malaysia’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement may be attributable to the herd mentality that surrounds regional trade agreements. One of the least discussed and least reported issues is the Obama administration’s effort to bring the…

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The Final Liquidation of the Gold BugBy Mike Swanson, April 14, 2013

What you are witnessing in the gold market right now is the final liquidation of the gold bug. On Friday gold fell $84 an ounce for a 5.38% drop while the HUI gold stock index fell 6%. Big bad moves.…

An employee of Deutsche Bundesbank uses metal analysis device on gold bar during a news conference in Frankfurt

Fed Orchestrated Smash In Gold: “Stocks of Physical Gold are Declining”By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts and Eric King, April 14, 2013

“I have assumed from the beginning that it is the Fed’s concern with the dollar because the dollar is being printed in huge quantities at the same time that other countries are abandoning the use of the dollar as international…

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New Hi-Tech Police Surveillance: The “StingRay” Cell Phone Spying DeviceBy Clarence Walker, April 13, 2013

Blocked by a Supreme Court decision from using GPS tracking devices without a warrant, federal investigators and other law enforcement agencies are turning to a new, more powerful and more threatening technology in their bid to spy more freely on…

Le lynchage de Kadhafi: L'image du sacrifice humain et le retour à la barbarie.

The Cult of Killing and the Symbolic Order of Western Barbarism: How the Media Worships Violence and “Ritualized Atrocities”By Jean-Claude Paye and Tülay Umay, April 13, 2013

The display of the lynching of Mouamar Gaddafi exposes our societies for what they are. It mesmerizes and dsmantles our capacity to think and critically assess a historical process.

By  focusing public attention on what constitutes a “ritualized atrocity” these…

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Thatcher’s Funeral: Celebrating Neoliberalism, Dead-End Journey of the British Working ClassBy Colin Todhunter, April 13, 2013

Next Wednesday, Margaret Thatcher’s funeral procession will wind its way through the streets of central London. Although Thatcher has not been accorded an official ‘state funeral’, it’s the next best thing. The ceremonial funeral for Thatcher in St Paul’s Cathedral…

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